Friday, June 12, 2009

School's Out Giveaway!!!

Have you figured out I'm happy????????

So in order to celebrate the survival of my first official year of teaching, I've decided to have a giveaway.

Some would find it hard to believe I'm going to part with some of my Pansy fabric........ but honestly, I don't know what I'm going to do with them, so perhaps you might. There are 12 Fat Quarters here and I know someone out there is going to fall in love with them just like I did.

Leave a comment and tell me what your plans are for the summer- but remember I must have a way to get in touch with you if you win. I'll draw the winner on Monday, June 15 at noon EST.

Good Luck!!


Cherold said...

Wow! the first comment...hope that is lucky!
I will spend the summer making quilts and babysitting my 2yr old granddaughter, Rheaya Ann. Hope you enjoy your summer off!

Tracy said...

Chickens?! That's what I'm all about this summer!
Seriously, I'd like to really tackle some UFO's.

Pat said...

One of the most special parts of my summer is to spend quality one-on-one time with the grandkids since they live a few hours away and I don't see them that much. One of them started to learn to sew last summer here, so I'm hoping we pick up where we left off then. Lovely pansy fabrics. Congratulations on completion of your first official year of teaching.

Susan Cahill said...

My son teaches 5th grade and he is in such a good mood as his school year winds down. Congrats on surviving your first year!

This summer I plan to do a lot of quilting. My husband and I are also going to Gettysburg and Lancaster, PA, we went there on our honeymoon and are looking forward to getting back.

I know I will be buying lots of fabric in Amish country but I could still give your lovelies a good home.

Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

Leah S said...

School was out for my husband on May 22nd... so we've been happy for a few weeks now! ;)

June we're going to just relax and settle in. I've already been spending a lot of time at my sewing machine.

July we're driving up to my parents and then the whole family is trooping off to a vacation. I think I'll get some quilting done... I'm planning to bring my sewing machine.

August school starts again. :P

Sharon T in Lynden said...

Hmmm....kinda new at this, but I thought I'd left a post for you. Let me see, do I have to put those letters in the box, or wait for you to approve the post?

Vicki W said...

I'm not shy - I'll be first! Of course I will be working on my new etsy shop this summer but I think that Mom and I are going to take a joint birthday trip to Athens, OH to see the Quilt national exhibit. It's to celebrate her 70th birthday this year and my 50th next year.

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

WHAT???!?! This is an absolutely AMAZING give-away! Holy Buckets; you MUST be happy!!!

Hmm....well, my summer will be part relaxing, part gardening, part quilting, and part school work. It really don't want to think about all that is happening this summer, because then it'll be over before it begins.

THANKS for sharing this amazing giveaway!

scraphappy said...

Congratulations of making it through! I didn't know you were a first year teacher. It gets easier and easier every year. Just think about how much better it would have been if you could have pulled something out of your bag all ready to go, even a few times this year. Next year, you'll have all sorts of stuff "ready to go". By the third year you will wonder how you ever survived doing everything for the first time. Way to go on a strong finish.
Summer plans? Household organization, lounging by the pool, summer camps, prepping a new class for next year. Just the usual summer stuff for us.

Kate said...

Hi Nancy - it's not summer here in Australia BUT it is still quite warm where I live (in Queensland). I am planning a driving trip west from Brisbane into the Outback - yes, it's a real place! Home of the School of the Air and the first commercial flight in Australia.

Joyce said...

Nancy, what lovely fabric. My summer will be spent traveling between our hometown and Columbus Ohio. My daughter is going to summer school at OSU, her roommate has gone to NYC for the summer, and she keeps asking me to come down for a visit. I know there are many wonderful shops in Columbus, so how could I say no? lol

Living on the Spit said...

My mother, whose name also happens to be Nancy, as well as my daughter, pansies. I have never made anything for her, but I would definitely use them to make her something wonderful.

Congratulations on your being on summer vacation! I know you are excited!!! Enjoy!

marilyn said...

I plan to quilt, quilt and then quilt some more. Maybe take a nap or two, because quilting makes you tired you know! I'm on vacation too. Congrats on surviving the first year. Everything after this is easy-peasy...well, not really, but it is one year closer to retirement :)

Those colors will look great with the buttonberry stashbuster's quilt pattern I love so much and it takes 12 fat quarters to make.

Anonymous said...

Because I live in the desert where it's unbearably hot in the summer, I plan to stay inside and do a lot of piecing. Especially since I can't afford to go anywhere!


Barb said...

Oh my, am I the first to comment. I love the fabric....and I really don't have any plans, I have already gone on vacation....I guess I am just going to keep on a top speed. Thanks for such a wonderful giveaway.

Deb said...

Nancy, our plans for your summer/our winter, a couple of quilting retreats coming up with girlfriends, my MIL's 80th birthday and in between trying to fit in some work.

Becky said...

Congratulations for making it to Summer Break! We've been off for about 2 weeks. It's glorious. I've been sewing lots and shopping. Next week is doctor appointments and swim meets. Sleeping a couple of hours later. Spending time doing just what I want to do. Enjoy!!!!!!

Lilly said...

I want to go to the beach but I don't know yet.
The fabrics are gorgeous! Thanks a lot for sharing!

Steel Scraps said...


Congrats on surviving your first year of teaching.

I plan on spending my summer reading, gardening and quilting. Also a little garage saling.

The weather here in upstate NY has been cooler than normal so I am anxious for true summer to begin.

I have a Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt I can work on out in the garden. On bad weather days I plan to cut up fabric for quilts I will sew next winter.

Have a great summer!

Pat L in NY

Barb said...

From one PA gal to another ~ CONGRATUALTIONS ~ one year down and many more to go! I will continue thru the summer, the office work continues so we can get ready for the fall and the start of another school year! Need to order supplies and pay the bills so the teachers can start all over again 09-10. I love real Pansies and I love your fabrics! Thank you thinking of such a wonderful *giveaway*!

Anya said...

My plan for the summer is to keep as busy as possible with quilting since I will have an empty nest for 6 weeks while my son is attending a summer program at Cornell. Thanks for the chance for the giveaway.

Linda said...

Hi Nancy!
I found you through Amy's Passion blog. I was her student this past winter and her passion is contagious!

She introduced me to Bonnie Hunter's mystery quilt and I will give it a try--Problem is since I am new to quilting I don't have a scrappy stash to go to!

I am a special ed. teacher so I am thrilled summer is here. I am planning on spending on day a week with my 18 mo. granddaughter--one day each week with my 2 1/2 year old grandson. And we are expecting another grandbaby in July.

I also plan to learn more about quilting--Would you be willing to answer questions for me??

Happy Summer!

Quiltsmiles said...

Your very generous, Thanks! I think I would do the quick quilt that is offered by a blogger that had you cut 2 1/2" stirps then rearrange into a 6 rail fence effect. Very striking and unusual. Love the fabrics. Good Luck Everyone!
Congrats on surviving your first year of school! Being a teacher isn't for everyone but only a certain few and you must be one of them... Thanks.


Judy S said...

I will spend my summer up north for a week,quilting,spending time with my granddaughters and quilting.
Judy S

Anonymous said...

Hi Nancy -- CONGRATULATIONS!! I work 8-4 in the summer. When I get home, I plan to go in the pool with DH, my daughter and 2 grandsons who live nearby -- and do some gardening. At night, I plan to be in my sewing room, which my DH just remodeled for me -- HOORAY!!!
Florence -

Bonnie said...

Yea for Nancy! I ditto everything that Scraphappy said. Every year is easier in terms of having things ready to go. Although I always changed somethings every year. This summer I'm going on a small road trip with daughter, Jenny to North Carolina while she recruits for the U. of Maryland School of Music. And, we'll be doing some quilt store shopping too. DH and I are planning a road trip to the Finger Lakes region for winery tours and quilt shops. And, finally, I'll be quilting on the mid arm!

Congrats on the first year. Enjoy your summer! Bonnie

stitchernow said...

Congratulations on your first year of teaching - a very noble profession. I am looking forward to summer when school is out. I work full time and my schedule will not change but my 2 sons will be on summer break from midle school and high school. We will all be more relaxed and I will enjoy spending more time with them - no homework.

Pati said...

Working! After a year of being unemployed, I will be going back to work. I have one job offer on the table and another one in the works.

Any spare time I will be quilting and knitting for my first grandchild who will be born in January!!

The fabrics are gorgeous! I love pansies (since they are a purple flower...LOL!!)!! Thanks for having this giveaway!

Congrats on finishing your first year of teaching! Teachers hold a very dear spot in my life. I wouldn't be all that I am today without their gift of teaching!


Lisa said...

Oh, this is lovely, and a very generous giveaway. My daughter is a teacher and I'm a homeschool mom of 6 - you have my admiration! We will be spending the summer playing with our first garden ever and the 12 chickens we've been raising to be layers since this spring. A move to some land in Georgia last year after a life on a 1/3 acre lot in Florida has really expanded our horizons.
I've had a recurring tug lately telling me to make a quilt for my elderly aunt...but most of my fabric is kids type fabric. This would make a beautiful teapot quilt for her :) Thanks again!
Lisa(aka barzi10091 at aol dot com)

Jan said...

Ohhhhhh Nancy, I hope I'm not too late!!! Love your new Blog layout :) Wonderful giveaway ... tks so much for the fun!!! When I'm not at work, hopefully this summer will find me in my Sewing Room with the air conditioner on!!! Enjoy your time off :)

throuthehaze said...

very generous! I plan on lounging at the beach all summer!
throuthehaze at gmail dot com