Monday, May 21, 2012

Sew Mama Sew! Giveaway Day

Many will enter, some will win....

Actually, with so much fun stuff being given away, many will win. I hope you win a bunch. Me, I'd be happy with one. (my friend Marissa wins like 4 or 5 things during each giveaway. My friend Laura, at least one or two. Me, nadda. Maybe this is my time!)

But, enough about me. What about you?

In honor of giveaway day, I'm giving 5 lucky people my custom Subway Art. You'll receive a hi res digital image of a 16" x 20" subway poster, in your choice of color. What you do with it is up to you. You can have it printed at a place like Costco or Shutterfly, or, my favorite,  you can have it made into a canvas and hang it in your studio! (Groupon and Living Social have deals on these all.the.time.)




So, what do you need to do to win? Leave me a comment, telling me why you read blogs. Is it for the witty banter, the eye candy, tutorials? I want to know. And/or you can tell me, now that I got you here, how I can keep you here! I'll choose 5 random winners on Saturday morning, May 26th.  For an extra chance, feel free to become a follower. Leave me a separate comment telling me ~ welcome!

Oh, if sadly you're not a winner, these posters are available in my Etsy shop. Just saying.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Good luck this week. I hope you win a ton of stuff!!

189 comments:

Diane N said...

I love blogs with tutorials and lots of pictures. I love seeing all the beautiful things people create.

Diane N said...

I'm a follower of your blog.

Liz Taylor said...

I love cruising blogs for the great things that people create. It is always such great inspiration!

Liz Taylor said...

I am a happy follower :)

Brenis said...

I read blogs for all the above! Lol i started for the eye candy and coninued for the learning :) but to be fully honest, my faves are full of humor and honesty. It helps people to relate and know that others come up against the same issues and struggle thru them! I love your banners by the way!

ShirleyC said...

I've been following your blog for a while. I read most of your posts. I would love for you to visit me sometime.
:)

Brenis said...

Oh and i,m a fllower on my google blog reader :)

ShirleyC said...

I just love blogs and I've learned a lot from reading them.

Melinda said...

I love reading to learn from others but I really like seeing where other people get their inspiration for what they do. It helps keep me motivated to look into my environment for more ways to create.

Melinda said...

I'm a follower!

Kathryn said...

I love to get ideas of new designs and color combos. Kathie L in Allentown

Kathryn said...

I'm one of your followers. Kathie L in Allentown

Anita said...

I read blogs because it gets me out of the house. =) Thanks for a chance to win...and you linked the wrong post to your Sew, Mama, Sew! entry. In case you wanted to know. =)

memmens said...

Oh why do I read blogs? To distract me from all the others things I should be doing? Mostly to share the obsession, passion of sewing! thanks for an awesome giveaway

memmens said...

I'm a follower too and giving away on my blog if you have the time!

Margaret said...

I started reading them because I saw a couple of tutorials on how to make a certain quilt block. Since then I have continued to read them because I love to read about and meet new people. I have met some really nice people in some of the swaps I have joined. It has now become almost an obsession. I get so many ideas and learn so much. Last week I learned how to do shirring. Never thought I would be able to do that.

Margaret said...

I am a follower.

LethargicLass said...

hmmm... I normally start reading blogs because of tutorials, then I poke around a bit for inspiration, and once in awhile I get sucked right in and spend days reading the blog from the beginning and it's those ones that I know I won't ever stop reading :)

LethargicLass said...

I am a follower :)

Beth said...

I read blogs for the inspiration (usually quilt related) and the community.

Beth said...

I am a follower, and Inthink you provide the very things I am looking for: inspiration and community.

Sewcando said...

I follow your blog.

Sewcando said...

I think the eye candy and tutorials are the best. Sometimes that will inspire a new idea or get me in gear on something I am working on.

Leslie said...

Ok, I'm a blog-a-holic. When I read a blog I feel like I' making a friend. Luckily I'm a fast reader! What do I love about blogs? In my world, my craftiness is considered quirky and a bit weird. Bloggers are my kindred spirits. BTW, the Subway sign is awesome.

Kimberly said...

I love reading blogs. It's my favorite time of the day. I make a cup of coffee and sit down with my husband's iPad. I love the pretty pictures, the tutorials and all the inspiration out there!
Great art. Thanks for the giveaway!

Valerie said...

Those are wicked cool posters!

I read blogs for the community aspect. None of my friends or family are crafty, and I can talk to them about fabric or patterns or designers without their eyes rolling back in their heads. Here, on the internet, I'm surrounded by a community of people who share my passion. It's wonderful!

Jennie said...

It's about two things: eye candy and companionship. None of my family and local friends are into sewing stuff, so this is my way to connect with those who get my madness for fabric and quilting.

♥Duff said...

I guess it's a little bit of everything--I love the pictures which lead to tutorials! I've met so many quilters and felt so encouraged and supported by people I've never met--sort of renews your faith in human beings, doesn't it? :O) Awesome giveaway!

Pippa Parsons said...

I read blogs because I'm nosey

PJ said...

I read to see what other people are up to - I get ideas and some are fun to read for their banter.

PJ said...

I'm a new follower.

Karen said...

This subway art is super cute!! It's especially nice for those with dingy little sewing holes hehehe. <3 Anyway thanks for the chance to win!! krencamp(at)gmail(dot)com

craftytammie said...

I read blogs to avoid doing housework.

bethanndodd said...

I love that Subway Art!!! So perfect for my sewing room ;) If it makes you feel any better I don't ever win either but it's still fun :) I read blogs for inspiration. There are so many generous talented bloggers out there willing to share their talents with us. They have taught me so many things. Thanks for the chance! Smiles~Beth

Lindsey@HappierThanABirdQuilts said...

I love looking at blogs for the inspiration and tutorials.
That subway art if awesome! the blue would match my new sewing table

Greta said...

This is a super cute idea and I'd love to win one to hang in my sewing room. Although choosing a color will be hard. I love to look at blogs for inspiration so that alone is enough of a reason for me to stick around. That's something I love about Giveaway day the chance to find so many great new to me blogs.

Sabrina said...

I read blogs for inspiration and ideas. I always love to try something new.

Ella said...

I read for ideas...and for seeing how folks figure out challenges (especially ones I've been stumped by).

Ella said...

I'm a follower!

fern said...

I read blogs for inspiration! I get tons of ideas and it inspires me to make things!!

Vicki said...

I follow blogs for ideas and inspiration. I love seeing the same design done many ways.
Thanks for the giveaway <3

Laura said...

I love reading blogs to feel inspired. And admire lovely handiwork.

Strawberry Patch said...

I love all the inspiration I get

Lori said...

I read blogs for the tutorials and for inspiration.

Lori said...

i am a follower!

Patty said...

I like to see what other people are doing, there's some pretty talented people out there.

Patty said...

I like to see what other people are doing, there's some pretty talented people out there.

Patty said...

I'm already a follower.

Jan said...

I read to see what's going on with peoples' lives and activities. Also to learn new things.

Sare said...

Honestly, I probably read blogs for eye candy. I should probably get busy and make something now. :)
spondah(at)aol(dot)com

Chancy said...

Definitely the eye candy with tutorials being a perk. Great posters!

chancyf (at) gmail (d0t) com

Jeannie said...

I love reading blogs because you women are so very interesting and creative!

Mary@QuiltGenius said...

I really like the eye candy and the tutorials. :)

Mary
iammaryburke@gmail.com

Amber H. said...

I read blogs to drool over other people's talents and to live vicariously. I also read them for inspiration and the witty banter.

Jen said...

Love the prints! I like to read blogs for inspiration/eye candy, and occasionally tutorials.

Cathy said...

I read blogs to be inspired literally from all over the world. There are some amazing talented people who share graciously and humorously! I love this print and could certainly give it a nice home. Thanks for the chance!

Liz said...

I read blogs for entertainment, to get ideas, and to enter giveaways :)

Liz said...

I'm a follower! :)

KMSC said...

I read blogs for inspiration and to keep up with what is new in the quilting world. I also like tutorials and free quilt patterns!

Amy said...

I love to read blogs to find inspiration in the every day. Whether it be a recipe, a craft, an idea to make life happier, I'm constantly inspired by blogs!

jen said...

I read blogs for all of the above. And, I love your subway art!

Elizabeth said...

I love the inspiration, and also just as a release after a hard day- fill my head with beauty before I drift off to sleep!

Montessori Bee said...

I read blogs for inspiration and community. My mom would LOVE your quilters subway art. Keeping my fingers crossed

Jennyroo said...

I find reading blogs a nice escape from the day-to-day. Inspiring, absolutely! And fun to have a sneak peek into the lives of some fascinating people!

Jennyroo said...

And I am a long-time follower of your blog, thanks for the second chance!

Candice @ Made With Love said...

I'm a new follower!

Candice @ Made With Love said...

I absolutely love the subway art! I read blogs for fun, and have made some great online friends doing so! :)

Elizabeth said...

I love the tutorials and the inspiration!

Stephanie said...

I LOVE this subway art. So cool. I follow blogs to get ideas and to help me grow my sewing skills. Thanks for a chance to win!

Stephanie said...

I now follow your blog and can't wait to check it out more.

angiew said...

I love the opportunity to learn and connect with new people through blogs.

angela.wahl86@yahoo.com

robin said...

I read blogs to get ideas, and to enter giveaways. :)

robin said...

Already a follower - thanks!

Alisa said...

I look for inspiration and also for the stories. Some bloggers you 'get to know' and you start to care about them and their lives a bit more.

Flying Blind... said...

I love the banter and the shared interest unlike the people I meet in real life!

diane said...

I read blogs for many reasons, to be inspired, to learn something, to make friends, to learn about other cultures.

Deb (Two Cheeky Monkeys) said...

I love to read blogs for tutorials. :)

Sis-O said...

Inspiration, tuts, eye candy..thank you

Irenoski88 said...

I love to read blogs because I find inspirations there and because I live in Spain and there aren't blogs that I like because quilting isn't as popular. Thank you for the giveaway!

@pril said...

I like finding new blogs for the sewing projects, tutorials, quilting stuff, etc.

@pril said...

I'm your newest follower via GFC & RSS Feed.

mac said...

I like the inspiration from the beautiful pictures and the tutorials. It's fun getting to know the bloggers.

Kristy QP said...

Love these art posters! Thanks for the giveaway!

I read blogs for inspiration! Quilters are such creative (and generous!) people, so willing to share ideas. Blog reading certainly makes my to-do list grow and grow!

Kristy QP said...

I'm a new follower :)

Tania said...

Hi, these are gorgeous. Not sure if you can send to Australia though.... I love reading blogs for fantastic ideas and tutorials, but also because I like the feeling of kind of being connected in the crafty world - thanks!

Christine said...

I love the art, and since we have a canvas printer I could easily make myself a lovely canvas if I was lucky enough to win. Thank you for the chance.
I like to visit blogs to see what other people have made, and to get ideas. Tutorials are always nice too

Cindy said...

I read blogs for the inspiration of quilts and such!

Cindy said...

I'm a new follower!

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Sallie said...

I like the eye candy. Thanks for the giveaway!

Brianna said...

I read blogs because I have more time to read than do :(

Melissa said...

I love great photos, interesting info, inspiration for doing and making things. Thanks for offering this giveaway! :)

Amy said...

I read blogs to get motivation and inspiration and tutorials to make stuff!! Liek to see what new fabrics people are buyig too. Love giveaways!! Love yours today as well!!

CMEH said...

I am always looking for new ideas and inspiration and always look for new tutorials! thanks for a great giveaway!

CMEH said...

I am an excited follower

iluvmybugs said...

I enjoy reading blogs for inspiration and love those that have tutorials. Thanks for the chance.
~Terry~

iluvmybugs said...

I'm your newest follower...love your tutorials!
~Terry~

Cliodana said...

thank's for the giveaway. why reading blog... because it's a great way to share a big passion sewing and crafting.

Sangeetha said...

it generates ideas, inspiration and gives insight into other artists like yourself

Georgia said...

I read for crafty tutorials and DIY/home improvement ideas!
peachstateme (at) hotmail (dot) com

Shauna said...

I love to read blogs to get ideas, how to's, see what I wish I could make and get the occasional laugh :) Thanks for the chance to win!

Shauna said...

I'm also a new follower :)

Libby said...

I love the tutorials - and getting fabric ideas. It's too hard to keep on top of all the lovely fabrics otherwise ;)

Andee said...

I read them for motivation and inspiration! Thanks for the chance I love the art!

Laura said...

I read blogs for inspiration. I love tutorials, but I also love seeing what other people have done or made.

the wife said...

Tutorials, inspiration, finding someone with a shared interest or frustration...I am continually amazed at the time and effort bloggers put into communicating about their passion.

Trish said...

Inspiration!

Ellie Roberts said...

Totally for inspiration! And it's so fun to find so many crafty and talented people! Amazing!

sandra said...

I love the blogs for so many reasons, seeing all the beautiful quilts everyone is doing and all of the inspiration you get and of course the tutorials. Thanks for blogging I follow you everyday.

Jess said...

These are awesome! I read blogs for inspiration, but also for the friendships I'm making around the world!

Jess said...

I'm a new follower.

designcamppdx said...

I read blogs for inspiration and to connect with creative people. I have found a like-minded community in the blog-o'sphere. Thanks for the giveaway and for joining mine too!

designcamppdx said...

PS I'm following you now! (Sorry for the creepy way that sounds...!)

designcamppdx said...

I read blogs for inspiration and to connect with creative people. I have found a like-minded community in the blog-o'sphere. Thanks for the giveaway and for joining mine too!

bellashea said...

I read blogs for ideas and tutorials. I can't believe how blogs have helped with ideas and creativity. It's nice that everyone shares ideas. Thanks!!!

bellashea said...

I signed up to follow your blog. ;)

Jeanne Gwin said...

I love blogs because if you really are into it you will know that person pretty darn good after just a few weeks. the tutorials are a bonus. the sharing is a double bonus. the depth of feeling blogs put out is what it is all about.

Jeanne Gwin said...

I am a follower of your blog. thanks for a special giveaway. I would def love to have that in my sewing room.

Lorraine said...

Hi and thanks for the giveaway....I read blogs for inspiration and the tutorials...always on the look out to try something new. I love the subway art...it looks great.

carrie (believemagic) said...

Love the art! I read blogs for inspiration and to learn something new.

Danielle said...

I read blogs to find tutorials and also because I love to see what other people are making. Thanks for the giveaway!

Rachaeldaisy said...

I would say inspiration. But then I get to know my favourite bloggers and I enjoying visiting and seeing what they're up to as though catching up with friends. It's the friendships I've made that keep me blogging. Your print design is so much fun and so well presented!

thegoose said...

Honestly? I read blogs to avoid doing things I should be doing. Idleness, I guess. But I do enjoy all the pretty pictures and ideas I get from them. :)

Sasha said...

I like to find inspiration and learn from blogs. I'm the only one I know who sews, so i can't just ring my mum or friends if i get stuck! But bloggers have been so friendly, I always get some help!

Jessica said...

I love blogs for the inspiration and motivation I gain, I also feel like I am keeping up with friends!

Celtic Thistle said...

I read blogs for inspiration and motivation!

Steph and Carlos said...

I think I would get it printed on CANVAS girl!! It's gorge!! OK I like blogs because they let us connect with people we won't normal get to!!

xo Steph

Mandy said...

great giveaway...i love the eye candy...xxx

JulieD said...

that's the best subway art I've seen! I follow blogs for the ideas and tuts. thanks

JulieD said...

I'm now a follower. love your work

Very Verdant said...

Beautiful subway art. This would be great in my finished sewing area...if it ever gets finished.
:0)


I read a host of different blogs, all for different reasons.Some I read because they inspire me to be a better mom and encourage me in my day to day life. Others I read because they inspire me in my sewing. I love crafty DIY blogs and sometimes I just read for the joy of knowing what other people are up to.

Sonja

carrie said...

I read for inspiration and tutorials.

Deb said...

I read blogs for eye candy and to see what's new.

Maureen Hayes said...

Oh, I am like you , I enter everything and win nothing!! LOL! Hopefully we will change each other's luck today! I read blogs for several reasons, it does need to be well written or I am not going to continue coming back, I love clear tutorials that I can really follow and some eye candy doesn't hurt. The one thing that will turn me away faster than anything else is comment moderation!! I want to leave you a message, but I HATE trying to decipher those stupid letters and numbers. You can control what gets posted, so PLEASE turn off comment moderation people!!

Thanks for letting me rant there. I am off my soapbox now. . .LOL!

My contact info is: scrapgirl1467 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Thank you for participating in the giveaway and for the lovely prize you are offering.

Have a great day,
Maureen

Maureen Hayes said...

I am following your blog on GFC - under Maureen H.

My contact info is: scrapgirl1467 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Thanks for the additional entry!

Vicki said...

I regularly visit your blog and I love this printable.
Thanks for the giveaway!!!

Tricia said...

I read blogs for all the great pictures of quilt and fabric.

tammi said...

I read blogs for inspiration. So many talented creative people out there, I hope some of that rubs off on me!

gypsyjolie said...

I read blogs for inspiration and tutorials.

I love this printable. I am a real sucker for subway art/letterpress.

ELNM said...

Seeing all of the beautiful things people make really inspires me, although at first I was a little intimidated (everything was so perfect). I also learn lots from the tutorials. Thanks for a unique and fun giveaway!

Sharon said...

I love reading blogs for inspiration! There are so many creative people out there, I wish there were more hours in the day so that I could read all the blogs I like every day. Thanks for the chance!

2ne said...

I read blogs to get inspiration and getting knowing other that have the same hobby as me - like quilting :-)

Donna said...

I read blogs for their humour, their advice, and their inspiration!

lil'monkeysmama said...

I mostly read blogs for inspiration. I cross my fingers for subway art!
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Tamie said...

I read blogs for all the things you mentioned- inspiration, eye candy, tutorials, community. Thanks for participating in the Giveaway Day.

Tamie said...

I'm a follower.

pianomama said...

Following, following!

pianomama said...

Following, following!

pianomama said...

I read blogs for the inspiration and creative ideas - whether it's tutorials or finished projects, or just cool ideas!

prsd4tim2 said...

Oh, your subway art would be so fun in my studio (uh read: cramped, overflowing sewing space). I read blogs to get ideas and see what everyone else is doing. A little bit of voyeurism, I guess. Thanks for the fun giveaway.

Kathy said...

I love reading blogs for the inspiration

Kathy said...

I am a new follower

B Greene said...

I like to read blogs with interesting, eye-catching projects and lots of insights and tips into both the projects and the process. Thanks for the chance to win - I absolutely love the subway art!

Tina said...

Most blogs I read are sewing blogs, and I read them for inspiration and tutorials.

tina_crossgrove(at)hotmail.com

shayshap said...

Learning new things, seeing great things people have made, inspiration, learning and stimulating. thanks, kathy

Pam said...

inspiration love seeing what everyone is doing

Sal Merrick said...

I read blogs to get some inspiration and also to see whats going on in different parts of the world.

thehappycrochetchic said...

i follow u!

thehappycrochetchic said...

i read blogs for inspiration. i love tutorials and photos, i also love to hear about others creative process...since there are SOOO many blogs i can find whatever topic i am looking for on different blogs i really love blogs;)

Stephanie - My Calico Heart said...

I am now a follower (by email).

Stephanie - My Calico Heart said...

I love blogs with variety and some fun things thrown in for good measure.

Jacklynn said...

I read blogs for the ideas, the tutorials and free patterns. It's great inspiration.

Marcia R said...

I read blogs for the inspiration and for the tutorials. I also like to keep abreast of what's new. And...I love your subway sewing art!

Marcia R said...

I'm a new follower!

Tania said...

I love to see all the different tutorials and also what they are creating. Gives me ideas on what to make as gifts for my family and friends.

Tania said...

I am a new follower of your blog.

Amy Kirchhoff said...

mostly for inspiration

sntbosch said...

tutorials
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Lyanna L. said...

I read blogs for tutorials and the witty banter of course. =)

Pam said...

Love all of the creative ideas that are out there. And really not many of my friends are creative so they would get so sick of me talking about sewing all the time. And the other reason is eyecandy. Case in point. I LOVE your blog header.

Mama Masek said...

I love to see what others are doing, and I adore tutorials! They have taught me so much!

Mama Masek said...

And im a follower

Sew Lovins said...

I read for eye candy mostly. But I love comedy mixed in there.

Sew Lovins said...

New follower here!

atabanana29 said...

I like the tutorials on blogs! mjalfano19 AT gmail DOT com

atabanana29 said...

I am a follower! mjalfano19 AT gmail DOT com

Dianne Neale said...

I get inspired by what other people are making. thanks for the opportunity to win something os unusual

Kiza said...

I love blogs for the glimpses they give into other people's lives. I love the photos for inspiration and the stories for reminders that other people's lives may seem glossy, but are really a lot like mine. ;) Your subway art is really awesome - thank you for the chance to win one!

Kiza said...

I'm also a new follower. :)

Southern Gal said...

I read blogs for many different reasons. I have those that I read for tutorials, those who I consider bloggy friends that I love to keep up with and some for inspiration. There's so much to love about blogs and bloggers.

Southern Gal said...

I'm follower #400!

Skooks said...

Depends on the blog. I read all different genres. I read a lot of crafty/sewing blogs for inspiration and eye candy, others I read because they make me laugh or teach me something. Some I just read because I know the people and I want to keep up with what's going on in their lives. :)

Skooks said...

Also - - I am already a follower. ;)

Carmen Nuland said...

I read blogs for all of the reasons you listed. I love seeing the great ideas others come up with, hearing great stories and to learn new techniques.

Eve said...

I love tutorials, and I also love fabric designer blogs to keep up on the new stuff coming out.

Alice Wilson said...

I read blogs for ideas and eye candy!

Robyn said...

I follow blogs to get ideas. Thanks for the giveaway.

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jen said...

definitely for the eye candy! not for ideas as I already have a gazillion ideas that i don't get around to making. :)

SewCalGal said...

I read blogs for a variety of reasons. Some eye candy (inspiration), tutorials, and also sheer fun.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com