Thursday, 15 November 2012

The Zilch Nada Zip Liberty Stile Giveaway

I've been feeling a little bit in the doldrums the last few days.  I have completely and utterly lost my mojo. Zilch. Nada. Zip.  It may be to do with the fact that my machine has broken down (it judders in quite a scary way and Error appears on the screen) and will have to come back with me to the UK in December.  Luckily, it is still under guarantee (it turns out that it is 2 years rather than 1 year as I originally thought) but whether they will be able to repair it in the 3 weeks we are back is another thing.  My old machine is not behaving either and I have uhmm... lots on my to-do list.

So in an effort to revive my spirits, what better than a giveway? If I can't sew, at least others can! My followers are approaching 400 and that makes me super happy as does this whole quilting and sewing caboodle, the support, the generosity, the humour and the wonderful comments that my readers leave me. This is a thank you from me to you.

So when this morning I was basting some templates for some EPP using some Liberty tana lawn and saw  Annie's newsletter announcing that the 2nd Liberty Lifestyle collection, Stile had arrived, I thought I would give one of you lucky ducks 4 fat quarters.  Using Annie's Build a Bundle, I chose one each in:

Newbury

(Photo - Village Haberdashery)
Cranston

(Photo - Village Haberdashery)
Herbert 




and Rennie

(Photo - Village Haberdashery)
The collection is of course based on Art Nouveau designs and the Scottish designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

So to be in with a chance of winning 4 fat quarters of these fabrics, simply leave a comment. Followers get a bonus entry.  The giveaway is open internationally.  I shall draw a winner on Thursday November 22.






119 comments:

Emily said...

Oh, sorry about your machines behaving badly. :( frustrating. Thanks for the giveaway!

thepianohouse said...

I am so excited about this line. (And I follow via Google Reader.)

Emily said...

I follow your blog! :)

Cindy Sharp said...

Those fabrics are incredible. Are they as bright and cheery in person?

Cindy Sharp said...

So sorry about your machines. I am a follower.

Run Quilt Knit Write said...

Ooh gorgeous! Please count me in! I wish you liked down the road and I could lend you my spare machine - it's AWFUL when you can't sew :-(

Leanne said...

I hope you can get the sewing machine fixed and that you feel better soon. This is a brilliant give away, thank you.

Leanne said...

Of course I follow your lovely blog and I really really want to win those fabrics too!

Stephanie Pettengell said...

This line looks so exciting, so bright and bouncy.

Cille said...

No machine... Oh no, I almost want to send one to Marrocco! Hope that it can be fixed in the 3 weeks you're in the UK. Alternatively there's always EPP ;)

Cille said...

And I'm a follower. Thanks for the opportunity to win this fab bundle.

Mommarock said...

So sorry about your machine(s). But hey there is always EPP to fall back on, and that is super fun. Doesn't help the to do list, but still fun!!

Mommarock said...

I am a follower!

sew.darn.quilt said...

Two machines down, that totally sucks! Hopefully you can get one repaired and get back on that horse.

sew.darn.quilt said...

Of course I'm a follower :)
Those fabrics are stunning!
Thank you for the chance

gccmom said...

I LOVE the new Liberty prints! Thanks for the giveaway. Hope you get your machine fixed soon. I know about not being motivated. I have been like that most of this year. Hopefully nest year will be better.

gccmom said...

I am a follower, too!

moira said...

I'm worried about the noise my machine is making but am also worried about putting it in for a service before the chrimbo list is done! I feel your pain

Catherine said...

What a pest about your machine. Creative doldrums are rotten and I hope you will soon be out of them.

Catherine said...

I am a very happy follower of your lovely blog!

B Greene said...

I hate machine trouble!! Thanks for the giveaway chance!

B Greene said...

I am a happy follower of your blog.

linda said...

ooo lovely great giveaway !!

sorry to hear that the machines are playing up :((((

linda said...

i am a follower :)))

Lisa Marie said...

I feel your pain, machine problems are the worst!

Lisa Marie said...

I follow your blog.

Happier Than A Bird Quilts said...

I'm in the major doldrums as well. Not a good time of year for it, there is much sewing to be done!

Happier Than A Bird Quilts said...

I'm a follower =)

diane said...

I'm curious to know how you travel with a sewing machine. I have never done that before. You know I love some Liberty. I hope you get your Mojo back. Machine problems are not fun!

diane said...

I'm a follower and a friend!

Gill said...

Fabulous giveaway!
Count me in please!

Gill said...

I'm a happy follower!

Isisjem said...

I fear my mojo in full impish mode has made off with your Mojo and is leading it astray somewhere! Sorry. My machine did a similar thing when I first got it and it turned it was managing to unthread itself at the top bit where you go down and back up (see I know all the technical terms.) I doubt it's the case in your case as you'd know all about the threading by now. But it scared the life out of me when it did it. I thought the machine was going to explode or something.

Isisjem said...

I'm a follower too. I'll tell my mojo if it sees yours to send it packing in your direction too.

Chloe G said...

I've been following for a while now... you poor thing, machineless in Morocco... maybe time to start hand-stitching something to keep your fingers busy??

Chloe G said...

..and such a lovely giveaway, I'd be thrilled to bits to win! x

Danielle Hudson said...

AWE, I hope you get your machine and mojo back! Thanks for the giveaway:)

Danielle Hudson said...

I follow you!

Cheryl said...

You should read the Intrepid Thread today because YOU are fabulous!

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

Sorry your machines are not cooperating..hopefully it won't be long before they are up and running! The fabrics are beautiful...thanks for the sweet giveaway :o)

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

I'm already a happy follower :o)

Jennifer said...

oh no! I'm so sorry to hear about your machine!

Jennifer said...

I'm a happy follower of course :)

Heather D. said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Hopefully your machine(s) recover soon.

Heather D. said...

I follow your blog via google reader.

Allison C said...

Bummer about the machines!

Allison C said...

I'm a follower!

Flying Blind... said...

Oh man, I bet the postman dropped your machine on the way over!
Thanks for the chance xxx

Flying Blind... said...

I am, of course, a follower x

Susan Standen said...

Hope the mojo returns super quick. Lovely giveaway and ever so generous of you. Thanks Annabella!

Susan Standen said...

I am - of course - a follower.

Kathy MacKie said...

I'm a follower, thanks for the giveaway.

Kathy MacKie said...

Would love to win your giveaway, thanks.

Christi said...

Thank you for thinking of us this morning! I love Herbert!!

cjpike at indiana dot edu

Christi said...

I am a faithful and eager follower of your blog!!

cjpike at indiana dot edu

Katy Cameron said...

Oh bum, sorry about the machine, hope it's a quick enough fix! My mojo has also run away *sigh*

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

Super fabrics - I like your choices :) Annie stocks some amazing fabrics doens't she!!!! amycav at hotmail dot com

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

I am a follower - yay. I wish my machine was under warranty - hope you are sewing again soon!

PippaP said...

im a loyal follower

PippaP said...

isn't it a pain when the machines are playing up, ::(

Patchwork and Play said...

No machine-ugh! Could be a good time to learn how to hand piece?! I have a nice Museum Medallion you could work on, hee hee! The Liberty fabric is fabulous! I love Rennie Mackintosh!

Patchwork and Play said...

And , yes I'm a follower!

rainjerette said...

I happily follow your blog !

rainjerette said...

Thank you for the giveaway :)

Indianna said...

Lots of EPP for you then. How frustrating though.

Indianna said...

I'm a follower and just the name Herbert makes me smile, so I might have to get some... Though I've not even bought any of the first lot yet.

JoyceLM said...

Sorry about your sewing machine. Hope it feels better soon. Thanks for the giveaway (love Cranston).

JoyceLM said...

I'm a follower. Thanks for the chance to win.

Janet said...

Unfortunate about your machines but isn't it wonderful that you are giving us a chance to win this lovely set of fabrics!

Janet said...

I am a follower.

JustPam said...

I have been in the sewing/quilting doldrums too lately. Hope things turn around soon for both of us!

JustPam said...

I am a follower.

Kirsten said...

Hope your mojo returns soon! Thanks for the chance to win these gorgeous fabrics.

Kirsten said...

And I am a follower.

Catherine said...

Thanks for the chance of some gorgeous fabric. Walk away from your sewing for a few days and hopefully the mojo will return!

Catherine said...

And I am a follower

barbara woods said...

know how you feel

barbara woods said...

i am a follower

Rachelle said...

Bummer on the machines not working

Rachelle said...

I'm a follower

Camilla said...

What a pain about your machine, I'm sure inspiration will return with a vengeance soon. Thanks for the chance to extend our inspiration meanwhile!

Camilla said...

I love following your blog too!

Lis said...

What an honor it would be to win these sweet little fabrics!
lisamcgriff(at)hotmail(dot)com

Lis said...

I'm a follower! Hope your mojo comes back!
lisamcgriff(at)hotmail(dot)com

Swedish Scrapper said...

Love the Art Neuveau! I went and looked at all of these after the newsletter came. Scrumptious!
Mojo, goback!

Swedish Scrapper said...

I follow you in Google Reader!

Tamie said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your machine problems. Of course that is contributing to your funk. Thanks for the giveaway.

Tamie said...

I'm one of your happy followers.

yorkie mom said...

I'm a follower.

yorkie mom said...

I'm a follower.

yorkie mom said...

Chase those darn doldrums away! Thanks for a chance.

Lori said...

I am a follower

Lori said...

Ohh I hope your machine can be fixed.Hope this makes you laugh.
2 Penguins

A man is driving down the freeway with his two pet penguins when he gets pulled over by a cop for speeding. After the cop hands over the speeding ticket to the driver, he notices the 2 penguins. The cop informs the driver that he must take the penguins to the zoo. The driver agrees to do so.

Two months later, the same man is pulled over by the same cop for speeding. The cop notices the penguins again only now they are wearing sun glasses and eating ice cream. The cop says, "I thought I told you to take those penguins to the zoo." The man responds, "I did take them to the zoo, now I'm taking them to the beach."

blandina said...

Art Déco is a very inspiring period for me. These fabrics are so incredibly beautiful!

FleurBleue said...

Love the Cranston...Living in the ar$e end of nowhere I dread my machine breaking.

Nat at Made in Home said...

Rubbish about your machines - hope it gets fixed when you are back in the UK.

Nat at Made in Home said...

I am a follower...

Elisabeth said...

So sorry to hear about both your machines behaving badly. My machine really needs a service but I'm too busy to have it done. Thank you for a lovely giveaway!

Elisabeth said...

I'm a follower :-)

Kay said...

Sorry about the machine. Thanks for the giveaway, I just love the Herbert fabric.
ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

Kay said...

I am a happy follower. Thanks for the gorgeous giveaway.
ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

giddy99 said...

What glorious prints! Thanks for the chance!

giddy99 said...

I'm a follower! Thanks for the chance!

Anna said...

I have discovered machines are temperamental beings - I dread mine breaking!
Such pretty fabrics~!

Anna said...

I am a follower too!

Chez Roo said...

Sorry you are having a non-productive spell - naughty sewing machines! I was just looking at these prints - thanks for the lovely giveaway!

Chez Roo said...

I'm a follower too :)

Dianne Neale said...

Oh how did I miss this? Please can I have a go! Bad news about the machine. I thought I had problems getting mine serviced, but at least I don't have to go back to the uk!

Dianne Neale said...

I am a follower

Jennifer Gail said...

Very pretty line. thanks

leanne said...

sweet fabrics annabella - I really hope you can get your machine fixed and I'm sure your creative mojo will return very soon - everyone needs a break once in a while :) I'll really miss you at "care" but thankfully I can still keep in touch here !

leanne said...

yippee - bonus follower entry :)

Jenelle said...

I hope your machine is speedily fixed when you get back to England, but it's totally ok to take a break when you need. :) Then your mojo will come looking for you!

Jenelle said...

I follow you of course!

Beth said...

Hang in there. You'll get back in the creative groove--and maybe you'll have more time in which to be creative because you'll have gotten some things out of the way in the mean time. (That's how it goes around here. Only when I'm not tempted by quilts do I turn my attention to more pedestrian responsibilities.)

Beth said...

I'm a follower.

Jasmine1485 said...

What gorgeous patterns! I've been pondering a new project, these would be a very inspiring start :)

kate1485 at hotmail dot com

hueisei said...

Very beautiful prints! I'd love to win.

hueisei said...

I'm a follower