Friday, July 1, 2011

A Month of Giveaways at Poppyprint!!!

Happy Canada Day, fellow Canadian quilters and friends! And for the rest of you....uhm, Happy Friday!

Today is the first day of my birthday month, and to celebrate with all of you, there will be a giveaway every week in July here at Poppyprint. Stuff is piling up, so I figured the best way to get through all that I have to share is to begin today with a thanks for all of my followers. I first mentioned I'd do a giveaway when that nifty follower matrix over there reached 500, but you've all gone wild (aw, shucks) and now I'm over 550, so let's get on with it!

I made this great thread catcher to share with one lucky reader.

Thread catcher by Poppyprint

I've been hanging on to this pear fabric for ages, waiting for just the right coordinating print. Finally the Metro Living circles in yellow came along and bingo, everyone was happy.

Thread catcher by Poppyprint

That's not all. The thread catching bag will come stuffed with all of this, too.

Giveaway on my blog!

Some spring frames, a clip-on retractable scissor holder, super adorable It's a Hoot charm pack, plus a hunk of my hand-printed Poppyprint on Kona black. Woohoo!

So, if you follow along here (or are a brand new follower) please leave one comment (with a way for me to contact you) for your entry. This giveaway will be open until Thursday, July 7th at 6:00 p.m. PST. On Friday, I'll announce the winner, AND the next week's fabulous giveaway.

It's a month long party and of course YOU are invited!! Thanks for making my tiny little niche on the net so much fun. I truly am having a ball with all of you.

comments are now closed, thanks for entering!

167 comments:

Needled Mom said...

I am a follower and I love your great thread catcher. You did find the perfect coordinating fabric for the pears.

Amy said...

Oh, I have been wanting a thread catcher forever! Happy 550! And happy Canada Day! What does one do on Canada Day?

lori said...

I love your site and love the fabrics!

amy said...

Wow! I've been admiring your thread catchers and intending to make one for myself for a while now. Happy Canada Day!

mlm said...

I am a follower and I love the thread catcher. Beautiful work.

Katie B. said...

yay! Happy birthday month to you!

Rochelle said...

Been a long time follower. The thread catcher and goodies are great.

Rebecca said...

I'm a non-new and very happy follower :) Happy Canada Day and thanks for the great giveaway!!!

Patti said...

Happy Canada Day Krista. It's a beautiful hot,sunny and windy day here in Toontown- typical Prairies! That thread catcher is fantastic and would look great with my newly arrived Horizon- just got it set up and in the "gift with purchase" drop in table! Have a good week-end.

Rachel said...

What a fantastic giveaway! Happy Canada Day from Texas! Also, happy birthday month! How old will you be?(don't answer that) On my next birthday I will be 28 for the fifth or sixth time......

Coisas da Laura said...

I've been following you for some time already!Love this giveaway.I am sure you are having fun with the sunny days,because I'1m freezing here in Brasil....
Hugs

Diane said...

I am a follower and read your blog faithfully. My birthday is July 11th, let's say I am in the grey hair zone. Would love to win the thread catcher and other goodies.

paulette said...

Hi Krista!
I won one of your gorgeous thread catchers already and it's still hanging here proud as punch!! So this is just to wish you well...congratulations on reaching 550 followers!! So exciting!!
Paulette

Vickie said...

I love to read your blog! Always inspirational and happy! Thanks for a chance to win!

Wendy said...

Ooh, what a wonderful prize! thanks so much for the chance. I'm a follower and have been for a while

Live a Colorful Life said...

Happy Birthday. Happy Canada Day. Happy The Postal Strike is Over Day.

The thread catcher is awesome!

Lesly said...

Lol I second that emotion: Happy The Postal Strike Is Over Day! Plus Happy birthday, Canada! It's a glorious day here in eastern Ontario! I hope a Canadian wins your giveaway today, eh!

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

I am a follower, of course! And I printed off you blog about how to make one of these thread catchers....but winning one would be sooooo much easier !! LOL thanks
And Happy Birthday month! :)

rubyslipperz said...

Krista....I LUV your blog! I'm a Happy follower. It always seems bright and cheer-eee. Happy Birthday to YOU and your Country! But...no need to put me in the "giveaway" Good Luck to all the other ladies. =)

hugZ,
annie
rubyslipperz106.blogspot

Rachel D said...

Happy Canada Day! Thanks for the giveaway!

Kristie said...

Sign me up :-)

Hope you are having a great Canada Day. We are off to the lake for parades and fireworks!

Natalie said...

Happy Canada Day! Thanks for the giveaway! Just in case, threadedmess at gmail dot com

bronwen said...

Happy Birthday month & Happy Canada Day!! I made a recently from It's a Hoot, so I'd love to see the whole collection! :)

Laura said...

Krista,
Congrats on reaching 550 followers! Happy Canada Day!
Laura

A Girl said...

Great giveaway, thanks for the chance.

Cathy said...

Am a follower!Happy birthday to you and Canada!

nicolette said...

Happy Canada Day Krista! What a fun idea to host a month of give-aways! It’s always a pleasure to visit your blog!

LesQuilts said...

Happy Birthday month Krista!
I am a long-devoted follower!
Thanks for the giveaways! Those spring closures look very interesting!
Take care, Leslie

Anonymous said...

i am a new followerer of your blog. lindagerig@sbcglobal.net

Karen C. said...

I'm a very enthusiastic follower - thanks for the chance to win your wonderful thread catcher and all the extra goodes!!
Happy Canada Day from Northwestern Ontario - at the head of Lake Superior - "almost" the Center of Canada!! Enjoy the festivities and fireworks!!

Kati said...

Love that little thread catcher. I've been meaning to make one for ages.

Kristen said...

Happy birthday month!!! I love thar thread catcher, just this morning I was saying I need one! Oh, and I'm a follower!

gill said...

I'm a follower!
I love the metro living circles fabric!
Happy Birthday month to you!!

♥Duff said...

Your birthday--the gift that keeps on giving!! The world is a better place with you in it and so I gleefully say ♪ ♫ Happy Birthday! ♫ ♪

CaLynn said...

Hey there:) I follow you with NetNewsWire. You know, it's kinda funny - I didn't understand the whole thread catcher bit for the longest time. Not until I really started sewing. And now I'd love to have one! :D

Delores said...

Congratulations, Krista! On your many followers, on your birthday this month and on your awesome Blog.
I have been following for a long time and would LOVE to win your goodies.
I'm off to watch my granddaughter dance at our local CANADA DAY celebrations, so Happy Canada Day to you too.

PinkGranny said...

HAPPY CANADA DAY! As a neighbor in Washington State I have to say it is such a wonderful day to celebrate as it is so close to our Independence Day.

I love your gift package and would love to win. I have been following your blog and feel like we are sitting down for tea and chatting away. Coongratulations on that fabulous 550 number!

Creative Mom said...

Happy Birthday month to you!! I was just thinking yesterday I need a thread catcher (as I threw thread into my recycling can) how perfect. What a nice way to share your birthday with everyone.

Deborah in Atlanta said...

I have been wanting a thread catcher, but knew I'd never want to make one. I'd love to win this givewaay (who wouldn't?) and want to congratulate you on now having 555 followers.

Patchwork and Play said...

Already a follower- one of the 555!!! Congrats and thanks for the giveaway!

Krista said...

Woo hoo! 555 followers? That's awesome!

Your threadcatchers are amazing and I'd love to win. Have you seen the state of my sewing room? I'm sure if my threads had a place to go, the rest of the mess would clean itself up too. Right?

Aberdonian said...

I love seeing your blog pop up in my reader!

Laura Beech said...

Well Happy Birthday! So sweet of you to think of us. Thanks for the awesome inspiration you give us all.

Alisa said...

I am a follower and I'd love to have the thread catcher! Happy Canada Day from Chilliwack, BC.

What Comes Next? said...

oh what fun Krista! A whole month of excitement! You'll be hitting a 1000 followers before you know it!

Tiffany said...

I have seen those thread catchers before - they are great and yours is super cute! Love your blog and am a follower :)

tiffyfischy19702 (at) gmail (dot)com

Teresa Felgueiras said...

Happy Canada Day! What a great giveaway.Thanks for the chance.I'm a new follower of your lovely blog.

Jamie said...

I love following your blog! What a great giveaway, I love those pears so much!!

{Leila}Where the Orchids Grow said...

well happy birthday month to you!!
This is going to be fun :-)

Vivian said...

HAPPY CANADA DAY KRISTA!!
Yes, I am a follower, and love visiting your blog.

have a great day,
Vivian, Yukon

DianeY said...

I'm a follower & love your blog-your thread catcher is so cute! What a good idea!

Angela said...

Well I'll wish you a Happy Canada Day to you even though I'm not Canadian...you don't mind. This is my birthday month as well! Yay for July!

karen said...

What a great giveaway! Happy Early Birthday!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE the pears! So cute!!!!! Thanks.
pizzadelong@yahoo.com

Rachel said...

Happy Canada Day, Krista! And happy birthday month.

Good time for a giveaway now that the postal strike is over...

Of course I'm a follower ;)

Jamie said...

Happy Canada Day!! I hope you are relaxing with your family and friends. I am a very happy follower of your super cool blog. Love your projects and inspiration!

Flying Blind... said...

Oooh I love a nice pear!! I am an avid follower x

drmithome said...

Happy Birthday month. Thanks for the chance to win.

Anonymous said...

My birthday is tomorrow, so it's my birthday month, too. Glad I decided to check out your blog! Happy Birthday.

Julie Linnstaedter
jlinns@tdn.to

Suzanne said...

Happy Birthday, Krista! This is the first day of my birthday month as well. I'm a very happy follower and hope you really enjoy your birthday month. I think birthdays are best spread out over at least a week and preferable a month...

susan said...

It's my birthday month too, and I am a Canadian - so happy birthday whenever your's is and hope you have a great day today and the sky is clear for the fireworks.

Oh yeah, I am a follower.

any-lion said...

Happy Canada Day! I am a new followerer of your blog. I am very glad that I found this blog. Some things I do not understand, because I'm from Belarus and I use online translator, but I am very interested to read and learn. Thanks for a chance to win!

Catskill Quilter said...

Happy birthday!

Patty D from NC said...

I follow. Thanks for a chance to win.

Chiska said...

Happy Birthday and Happy Canada Day! I'm so glad to have found your blog this winter. Thanks!

Turtlegurl said...

Hi Krista, I have been following you for a while, love all your creative energy. I would love to win the thread catcher, as I still haven't gotten around to making one for myself!

Ruth said...

Happy July Birthday! I too am a July girl and would love a chance to win your lovely thread catcher!

Mary said...

Would you believe that I don't (and have never) actually had a thread catcher of my very own? I have always used whoever's was sitting next to me. Maybe I'll win this one!

Mary
http://www.quiltgenius.com

Pam said...

Happy Canada Day! I really want to win this giveaway. I love that thread catcher and everything it will be stuffed with!

Sandra Coleman Clarke said...

Love the thread catcher and other goodies too, but more important is happy birthday wishes to a fine quilter.

Canadian Kristin said...

SUCH FUN! Thanks for sharing your birthday month with us!!! Love that pear print and the yellow circles are so happy and cheery... just like the sunshine will be when it decides to shine on the westcoast summer!!! Thanks for the chance to win this HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU for us treat!

Happy Canada Day!

Manda said...

Happy Birthday month! :)
Thanks for the chance to win the great prizes!
I am a follower

Valerie said...

Another July birthday friend here -- a new follower who LOVES your creative ideas! Happy day.

Donna~~ said...

550 followers is amazing! But that means 550+ happy birthday wishes will be coming your way! Hope you have a lovely birthday! And thanks for this opportunity. I so need a thread catcher (my family room is a mess from my errant threads!), but what is a spring frame--I don't think I've ever seen one before?

Jenniffier said...

Thanks for the giveaway. That is an adorable thread catcher. :) Oh yes and I do follow you.

myredbike said...

The only problem with 550 followers is that it lowers my chance of winning your cute thread catcher! Fingers crossed!

Jennifer said...

I cannot imagine a more wonderful giveaway to have something created by someone as talented as you! Thanks for the chance!

corvustristis said...

Love that fabric!

pinksuedeshoe said...

you realize that pears and I are great friends. And I constantly have thread all over my floor. :) I love your poppyprint fabrics. I was just telling my mom about them today as she chopped off all her dead poppy heads. I'm going to have to reread your post last year and make some myself!

Erzebat said...

hiyall,
being new at machine quilting, this thread catcher would come in handy! (mauh) Liz
P.S. I have put you on my 'blogs I like to stalk' list!

Dianne said...

Happy Canada Day Krista and to B,T & D as well!! Congrats on now 558 followers and growing. I already have one of your catchers so if the random dohickey picks me please ask it to pick again. The yellow circles are perfect with the pears!

Mary said...

So cute! Love the yellow fabric.

Christine M said...

Happy Canada Day. Those thread catchers are the best things. Thanks for the giveaway.

Kathy P said...

Love your thread-catchers, and while I've intended to make one of my own, I like yours better. I'd love the chance to win! Thanks for the opportunity!

Donna said...

Happy Birthday Month! Congratulations on the 559 and growing list of followers. The thread catcher is adorable.

Andrea C said...

Happy Canada Day! Love the thread catcher! Making one is on my "to do" list but really near the bottom...so if I could win one I could just cross that off my list ;0)

Arita said...

Happy Canada Day, I hope you had a great day. Thank you for having such a great giveaway.

Katherine said...

Happy Canada Day, Krista!
Your thread catcher is so lovely and considering the thread trails I seem to leave throughout the house, this is something I should make; but I'd be happier to win yours. ;o) Thanks for a chance to win you generous givaway.

Janet said...

I am a follower. Thanks for your lovely giveaway. I love the thread catcher!

**nicke... said...

i totally follow you. you blog is my favorite stop on my google reader!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I'm already a follower.

Lindsay Conner said...

This prize pack is too cute! love the thread catcher and goodies. :)

Shannon said...

I follow your posts on my Bloglovin'. This is a super give away!

Eli said...

I'm a follower and I think your giveaway is fantastic. I love all the prizes you're giving away and I'm sure the winner will too.

Leanne said...

I follow your lovely blog, and that is a very nice give away.

Cass said...

Oooohhh... I could definitely use a thread catcher. Much mess over here sometimes! :)
I've been following via Google Reader for ages, but just signed up on your friends thingy too.

heleen said...

I'm a follower from now on. I love yout choice of fabrics

Lee said...

I am a follower. Thanks for the lovely giveaway! the threadcatcher is lovely!!

Jeanette said...

I love the idea of the thread catcher, it's a new on to me.

Syd said...

What a cute thread catcher!! How fun to have a birthday all month long. Thanks for such a cute giveaway!!

erin said...

Happy birthday and happy Canada day! I've only just found your blog, but am now a follower.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday and Happy Canada Day Krista!
Sew generous of you to do a give-away for your birthday! quiltgoddess@rogers.com

Deb said...

Happy birthday and happy Canada day! I've been a follower for a while now.

Robin said...

Happy birthday! That thread catcher is too cute-- and how awesomely useful, too! :)

Beth said...

I"m a new follower to you and enjoying it very much!!

Beth at elmiller33(at)gmail(dot)com

Four dogs and one quilter said...

What a wonderful way to celebrate your birthday; giving things away! I love the thread catcher and definitely could use one, the wheels on my sewing chair barely move from all the tread caught in them. Thanks for the giveaway, and, of course, I am a follower.

sandra said...

Happy Birthday month and Happy Canada Day, you look like you had a fun day. I am already a follower.

quiltmom said...

What a cute thread catcher Krista- I have often thought about making one However, it would be fun to win one too. Have a very Happy Birthday month too.
Warmest regards,
Anna

Kristy said...

Very nice! Enjoy your celebrations! :)

JuneBug said...

I'm a follower and you're right, those two fabrics are so happy together!

L said...

I know this is from today and not yesterday, but I loved seeing the pictures from Canada Day! Yesterday, I was using my thread catcher that I made at one of your fabulous Quilting days years ago. But since I am always moving around to work on projects, and since I LOVE pear shapes (maybe it's because I relate the way people look like their dogs!) so I would like to leave a comment and put my name in the hat. Plus now I have left my first comment ever! Thanks

Kathy said...

I am a regular follower. Thanks for a chance to win the cute thread catcher and goodies. LOVE the pears. Happy Canada day. Looks like a lot of fun in the sea of red.

Lynne (Lily's Quilts) said...

Happy birthday to you, you live in a zoo, you look like a monkey and you smell like one too. XXX

Nina Lise Moen said...

I could need a pretty threadcatcher instead of the ugly plastic container... Happy Canada Day and birthday month!

James-Linda said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MONTH!
HAPPY CANADA DAY!
THANKS FOR SHARING!

jldouglas@wipswest.net

Karen said...

Happy 550, Canada Day and birthday month! Thanks for the chance ;o) I'm a follower!

Patricia said...

Oh my goodness ~ that thread catcher bag is awesome! And such cute fabrics, too. I just found your blog and am enjoying it. Happy Canada Day!

Jen said...

Love that thread catcher!! I'm a follower and Happy (belated) Canada Day from a Canadian allllll the way down in Georgia!

Marcia W. said...

Wishing you a month of Happy Birthday fun. Blogger says that I follow poppyprintcreates! Thanks for sharing something you made with others. alternate email mlwright29(at)hotmail(dot)com

rosewendy said...

What a great design for a thread catcher & full of goodies too.

Judy said...

Thanks for the chance to win one of these neat gifts.

Barb said...

Happy, Happy Birthday! And congrats on all of your much deserved success. I love your thread catcher!

MG said...

I've been following unofficially for a while; now I'm an official follower. I was just thinking the other day that I need something to collect those pesky snipped threads in.

Holly said...

Happy belated Canada Day! I would live one of your thread catchers (plus that is one of my all-time favourite fabrics!). I subscribe to your blog via Google Reader.

Sunni @Love Affair with my Brother said...

I'm a new follower. ;-) I love orange! My sewing room (corner) needs a pop of color!

Allison said...

I'm a new follower. I really like this thread catcher and I'm in love with the metro living fabric. I wish I could afford to buy it in every color!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I'm having a ball being your follower too!!

Kelly O. said...

Happy Canada Day!
Just love the colours of that thread catcher and I sew need one!

madaboutpatchwork said...

Happy Birthday Krista - love your blog, been following for a while. Thanks for the chance to win one of your sweet threadcatchers.

Sue said...

Happy Canada Day to you. I'm so glad I came across your blog. Besides a great giveaway, you have a very cool blog going on too. Since I started exploring blog land I've really been eyeing up the thread catchers. So much more adorable than a plastic bag. And the scissor retractor? Am I the only one who loses her scissors while sitting down and never getting up? And the charm pack? One of my favorite expressions is "What a hoot!" Thanks for the opportunity and have a great day!

starfishalley said...

What a great way to celebrate a birthday month. This is also my birthday month and I love the idea. Looks like all sorts of fun and I do enjoy reading about your adventures.

Dragon Knits said...

What an adorable thread catcher! This is such a great giveaway and Happy Birthday Month! =)

bleonard02@tampabay.rr.com said...

What a great birthday gift, it is better to give than receive. I am inspired to do the same thing. Love your use of color and great ideas

Debra said...

I'm a new follower and maybe winning this will keep my cats out of my thread trimmings!

quilterfaye said...

I've always planned to make a thread catcher but have put it offand use a paper bag taped to my table. I sew need this one. Hope your Canada day was memorable. We had a bbq with friends and watched fireworks put on in the community.
Hugs

Mom C said...

What fun! A very happy birthday. I love my thread catcher, it isn't as cute as yours but it sure gets a workout and it would be so great to have something at my cutting table for pins and too tiny to use scraps. Thanks.

NiCoLe said...

Yay for July birthdays! mine's later this month too. I totally need a thread catcher because i pile up all my threads beside the machine and they often get stuck on something (like my sleeve). I guess i should make myself one if i don't win ;o)

Binks said...

Awesome. All these goodies are great. I've always wanted to make a little bag with a spring frame, but have never really followed through. Now I would need to!
And the thread catcher is very cute. Love the fabric. Oh and I'm a follower.
Happy Day of your Birth!

I quilt for fun said...

Found your blog in Quiters Home and fully understand why you were included. Love the thread catcher!

Jan from

Iquiltforfun.blogspot.com

Meghan said...

Happy Birthday month!!! I am a follower :)!!! The thread catcher is very adorable!!!

Esther said...

Happy Birthday! I love the tread catcher! So bright and happy. I have been a follower for a while now, and love your blog! :)

Ariane said...

Oh I would love to own a poppyprint creation!!!! I'm in!!! I'm a long time follower 'cause you have one of my favorite blogs!!! Thanks for inspiring us!! Hugs Ariane

Char said...

Happy Birthday Month! I am a follower. Great thread catcher.

Char said...

Happy Birthday Month! It's my birthday month too ... the 31st! Been following your blog for about 2 months, and I love what you do and inspire me so. Thank you! Charbillow at yahoo dot com.

Deon said...

Happy Birthday month to you! I'm a brand new follower. :) Thank you so much for the opportunity!

Poppyprint said...

Krista,
I love your blog and can't wait to see the poppyprint fabric when you get it completed. I hope the mail delivers your package soon. I love the thread catcher and all the other things in the group. Thanks so much for sharing these things with some lucky quilter
Kathy from Texas - e-mail : backntexas(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

love your blog & especially your poppy photos, I;ll be watching for your decision. would love the thread catcher.

marie ireland

Heather A said...

Happy Birthday! And thanks so much for sharing! I have been admiring these thread catchers for some time.

phigginb said...

Hi again. Love your blog anxious to see your printed fabric. My email is phigg5@cox.net. Have a good birthday month!

Sharon (Stitches on Mars) said...

Hi, I'm officially a new follower, though you've been on my blogroll for some time.
I hope you have a wonderful birthday month :)
Hugs, Sharon

Deb said...

I'm a follower and think that pear thread catcher fits me perfectly!! I need it!!! Thanks for the chance. debgiro at wildblue dot net

hueisei said...

Thanks for the generous giveaway..
I am new follower to your lovely blog..cheers ^^v

Kerry said...

Happy Birthday for the whole of July! Love the thread catcher- could fill that quickly! I follow the Poppy

Jo said...

What a thoughtful and useful giveaway thanks for giving us all a chance to win. I am a new follower

katharine_Finley said...

I just subscribed - thanks for the chance to win such a cute thread catcher! I am looking forward to reading your blog!

Carla said...

Thanks so much for the chance. Love your blog and will follow.

Mama Spark said...

You know I am your devoted follower!

domestiCass said...

Ooohhh...what a great giveaway! I would love to win some of your fabric! Plus I could totally use a thread catcher so I can stop walking around looking like a big ole mess all the time with threads in places I can't see! Happy Birthday Month to you!

christy said...

i follow on gfc
yanuzo at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Hi there fellow Canadian love your site it is so amazing I love your giveaway and the thread catcher how great is that Thanks for the chance to win suzanne.morin@persona.ca

robin said...

What a nice threadcatcher! I'm a new follower. Thanks for the chance!

Christina said...

Ohh I would love to win this, I have been wanting to make you thread catcher for awhile now:)

WandaFish said...

Happy Birthday Month! I hope you celebrate in style for the whole month :)
I love your thread catchers and this one is so cheery looking! How generous to stuff it with such wonderful goodies too - thanks for the chance to win!
Wow, I see I'm now one of 580 followers :)

Jeanne said...

Happy Happy Birthday month. Keep the celebration going the whole month. As to the Thread Catcher, AWESOME Blossom, I love it. A Charm Pack, who doesn't just love those little beauties. Gizmos and Gadgets are things right up my alley and I see there are a couple of them and then some of your printed fabric, YIKES I am in heaven. Thanks for the chance

Anonymous said...

so cute! happy birthday month! i follow you in google reader...thanks for the giveaway!

jesshea(@)gmail(.)com

Mary said...

I'm a new GFC follower! Thanks for the chance to win and great blog!

Kell said...

I'm a follower! Love the pear fabric too!