Monday, May 21, 2012

Giveaway Day, Bingo and more!

(This giveaway is now closed, and the winner will be announced tomorrow. Thank you to everyone who entered!!)

Edit on May 27, 2012 -- The winner is Southern Gal! Comment #717!  Congratulations!

Wowsers! There's a lot going on here at the Lilypad! 

First of all, the fabulous SewMamaSew blog (and store) is organizing Giveaway Day and it starts today! Hoppy Froggies! Padsworth and I are so excited!

Wanna know what we are giving away to one lucky winner? Of course you do!  Well, here it is!

Whoa, mama! Hold me back, Padsworth --- I'm tempted to squirrel it away in my stash again! (Grin)
Who wants to win these gorgeous Christmas-y, winter-timey strips of goodness?

You do?  Well, OK then. We'll be shipping this to the winner (even internationally) that Mr. Random chooses from the comments! 
Here's how you enter:
       1. Leave me a comment telling me your fav quilt block!
       2. We adore our special followers, so if you follow, leave
           one more comment!
Easy peasy, right?  You'll also want to click here and go to visit SewMamaSew, where you will find a list of other bloggers who are participating this week. Hop around, enter the giveaways, and make some new friends! Our giveaway will close on May 25, and we'll announce our winner on the 26th!

Now, while you are here,  we have some more May for Me fun going on . . . All four of us "Bingo Bloggers" are going to answer this question:
"If you could, as a May For Me treat to yourself, have any one designer or teacher come to your home for a personal 'one-on-one' class - who would it be and why?"
Hmmmm, this one is harder than it looks. There are so many designers whose patterns or fabric lines I just love.  (Imagine the Jeopardy theme playing as I ponder this.)

Who shall I choose? I've always enjoyed Bonnie Hunter's scrappy quilts and her system of using up scrap fabrics . . . I'm crazy about Amanda Murphy's cool designs . . .  I know!! I would choose Jeni Baker of In Color Order!! Why? Because I am color challenged -- so much so, that sometimes I am paralyzed by the choices! Jeni has an incredible series on her blog that you simply must go see if you ever have that problem. (Don't go into denial here; you know who you are.)  Jeni has got the equivalent of a twelve step program called "The Art of Choosing" for those of us with this problem --- everything from color basics to warm vs cool, and how to pick just the right prints to play together nicely! 
She is not only a color virtuoso, but very generous as well, for she shares lots of wonderful ideas and designs on her blog, and she has been an instructor at Sewing Summit, too! (I'm still workin' on my fairy godmother to get me airfare for that....she seems preoccupied with a pumpkin and some mice at the moment.)

 (Jeni's little bunny, George)
And maybe if Jeni came to see me, she would bring her adorable bunny, George! I hope she doesn't mind my showing George to you. I hope you will click on the links up there to visit her blog, learn more about color, and go to George's blog, too!

I guess I made you wait long enough for these . . . here are your bingo words for today from me!
G--snowman or snowmen

Hoping everyone has a lovely day of sewing!!