Friday, July 22, 2011

This is it Baby. GO! Giveaway

Today is my birthday (like you didn't already know) and I can't think of a better way to celebrate than giving one of you a present. When Accuquilt offered me the opportunity to try out one of their adorable GO!Baby cutters I was very happy to accept because it meant I could then share one with one of you. These are expensive tools and not necessarily something everyone can just run out and buy. It feels nice to be able to gift something like that!






You can read more about my escapades with the cutter here and here see a tutorial for making your own QR Code quilt on my flickr sets here. I've only used my GO!Baby to cut 2" squares so far. I have been getting a lot of ideas of what else I could use my new tumbler and chisel dies for, though. Luckily I have two willing assistants who think rolling the dies through the cutter is a super fun job (it is!) so when I'm ready to tackle one of those projects I know who to call.



I've had some inquiries about whether an Accuquilt cutting machine would be helpful for someone with arthritis in their hands. Well, I have arthritis in my hands that is mostly in remission, but easily flared by repetitive strain. I can say this: you have to be able to grip, both the top handle to stabilize the cutter, and the rolling handle to turn it. A flat hand over the top would work for holding the machine steady, but a full grip is necessary to turn the crank. The dies did flow VERY easily through the machine with 3 fabric layers so you don't necessarily need a tight grip...any more than 3 layers require more general arm strength and a tighter grip. Also, unless you are using scraps, fabric preparation with rotary equipment is still required, so this is not a replacement for rotary work by any means. I don't believe any auto-cutting system is.



The good news is that the GO! Baby is just plain fun to use, and very safe (the blades are super sharp, but if a grown-up places the fabric and cutting mat on top of the die safely, then a smaller helper can roll it through the machine for you). Or a big man helper, whichever you happen to have on hand.



For your chance to win a GO!Baby and three dies of your choice, please leave ONE comment. Your email address MUST be linked, or written in your comment for a valid entry. If you blog on a platform other than Blogger, your email is not linked, please leave it in your comment!!

This giveaway will be open until Thursday, July 28th at 6:00 pm PST


ETA: comments are now closed, thanks for entering. Winners will be announced when I return home the week of Aug.1st.




Now, before I received my GO!Baby, I had entered a lot of giveaways trying to win one myself. I know what a bummer it is not to win, so with that in mind, I'm going to offer a very small consolation prize to three more Poppyprint readers.



Poppyprinted 2011



You can choose your favourite colour of my poppy-printed fabric and I'll send you a piece!



Ok, if you are here for free stuff, go ahead and leave a comment. If you are curious about the good-luck birthday story I mentioned the other day, here you go.



I had always thought I was lucky that my birthday was on the 22nd, because that meant I would be old enough to do something really cool on my "good luck" birthday. You know, turning 22 on the 22nd. Well, I did do something really cool that day. In fact, it was something I NEVER would have dreamed of. Turns out, that summer of '89 I got a job in South Africa through recruiters at my university. Gold Fields, a South African mining company, had a program to bring over foreign geology and mining students for their summer term and give them 'a job' to experience the mining industry there. The hope was that you'd return after obtaining your qualifications. As a geology student, I was able to work at the mineralogy lab, and live in an apartment in Johannesburg (most of the mining students remained out on the mines in staff housing). Over one two week period, I had the opportunity to work at a field camp just north of Swaziland - there I rode my mountain bike amongst ostrich, wild boar & zebra since we were just inside of a soon-to-be-game park. Pretty cool. Fortunately I never encountered a Black Mamba, which apparently had been found in the shower shack the week before I got there!



Here's the birthday part: turns out King Mswati III of Swaziland turned 21 that summer and he decided to celebrated on the 22nd, even though is birthday is in April. Now, he's turned out to be a not-so-great guy for his country because of all the money he blows through, and I'm not sure how his 14 wives feel about him, but for his 21st birthday, he threw an incredible party! I drove down with a South African geologist and another American student and we camped out at this amazing field (Woodstock style, but with less mud). There was an incredible concert including Eric Claptan, Joan Armitrading, Johnny Clegg & Savuka all playing on this massive outdoor stage, while the King circled overhead in a helicopter. At the end of the night there was a stunning fireworks display. BEST. BIRTHDAY.EVER. The photos are in a box of slides somewhere in my crawl space....maybe one day I'll dig them out and share.



So, my friends, there you have it. Another year. I still am having a very hard time believing that concert was 22 years ago and that I am twice as old today as I was then. I'll leave you with this beautiful bouquet, dropped off by the incomparable friend Double NN Dianne last night.



Birthday flowers from Dianne



Good luck in the giveaway and thanks for stopping by for my birthday party!

264 comments:

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Laura said...

Happy birthday! Even if it is not as spectacular as the one you had at 22, I hope you have a great day!

Katharine said...

What a great birthday story! I had my 'golden birthday' when I was nine, so nothing that cool took place. Happy birthday!

robin said...

Happy birthday! :) And thanks for the giveaway! I hope your day is wonderful!

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

Happy Birthday! And what a wonderful birthday story, hope this one is just as fun!!

Jamie said...

Happy Birthday, Krista! I love your story! Best wishes for a fabulous day!

Laura Beech said...

My birthday is on a 22nd too-in November but still...on my golden birthday (thats what my family always called it) I too wanted to do something cool. I ended up planning my own party and everyone had to wear gold. It wasn't the craziest party but it was a good time with friends and when I got the first inkling that my now husband might like me more than a friend. :)

Anonymous said...

Happy Happy Birthday! That is a wonderful story that will be passed down from generation to generation. Thank you for the chance to win the GO, and I love the lime green fabric. Jannis Sherman, 32 North Lincoln Drive, Minster, Ohio 45865, jannbill@nktelco.net

Saska said...

Have a happy b'day! Thanks for the giveaway. I was the recipient of a surprise party just last weekend. July b'days are fun...hot, but fun.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!!! Thanks for the chance. I love your purple poppy fabrics! (soniaquilts at gmail dot com)

DianeY said...

Love your story! What a great experience you had! And your fabric is beautiful! Happy 44 from Single N Diane!

karen serna said...

Happy Birthday! hoping it's a great one! and thanks for the chance to win! :)

Esther said...

Happy Birthday!! Thanks for the great giveaway!

Uli said...

Happy Birthday!!! What an awesome thing to be Abe to share a Go Baby on your b-day.

Creationsbyuli at gmail dot com.

Sarah@PingsAndNeedles said...

happy happy day :)

what a fantastic 22nd! great post

Jenniffier said...

Happy Happy bday to you! Mine was a exactly a month ago today! I too share the 22nd as a b-day. However, today is no my un-birthday and it is your turn to celebrate. So have a great one!

Kristen said...

Happy birthday!!! What a fun birthday story!

I love your poppy fabric too (especiallly the purple!)

Thanks for the chance to win!

jodi said...

Happy B-day! Love that story - incredible! And what a wonderful consolation prize!! Love them all!

Manda said...

Happy Birthday!! Your 22nd Birthday sounds fab!
Your poppy fabric is great! Thanks for the giveaway!

Emilie said...

That's a pretty good birthday story! Happy Birthday!

Julia Wood said...

Happy Birthday! Love the story! Love the Go!

nicolette said...

Happy Birthday Krista!!
What a wonderful story about the concert!

Lynn said...

Happy Birthday!! I loved the story of your golden birthday! I would so love to win the Go....My birthday is in August so it would be a great birthday gift!

Jackie said...

Happy Birthday! My birthday is on the 21st. I had no idea when I turned 21 that it was my good luck birthday!

shanghaicowgirl said...

Happy birthday! Does the GO do hexagons? That would be awesome, I could finish my king-size quilt in 3 years instead of 30!

shanghaicowgirl.m@gmail.com

domestiCass said...

Happy Birthday!!! You're 22nd birthday sounds like it was amazing...but how much fun could it have been for the king if he was flying around in a helicopter the whole time??? Doesn't seem like he would be able to hear much of the music that way. I hope you have a fantastic day today! Be happy that you still remember your 22nd so well...who knows how the old memory will be in another 22 years ;)

Lynne (Lily's Quilts) said...

Hey babes, what an amazing birthday that was. Happy Birthday to you today and, if you draw me in the Accuquilt Go contest, please just re-draw but I just wanted to leave a Happy Birthday comment here too. XXX

Anonymous said...

I am an avid reader of your blog. I am very new to sewing/quilting but think that this GO BABY would be to quilters what the cricut is to scrapbookers. I would be privileged to win either your gorgeous fabric or you Go Baby!


marnie_k@telus.net

Four dogs and one quilter said...

Happy Birthday! What a great birthday memory, hope this birthday is just as memorable.

Tara said...

Happy birthday! Very fun lucky birthday story--how did he even hear the concert over the noise the helicopter made? Thanks for the chance to win!

Jackie Russell said...

Happy Birthday! Thanks for hosting a great giveaway. Maybe I will win one of the consolation prizes I'm not having any luck with the Go Baby.

susan said...

Since I was born on the 5th I never had the thrill of understanding what a golden birthday was. The closest I came was celebrating my ninth wedding anniversary on the ninth day, of the ninth month, in the ninth year. A very happy birthday. Thanks for the giveaways but I would still be reading you without them.

Anonymous said...

What a FUN birthday! My "golden" birthday was when I was 9! My gift that year from my parents was New Kids on the Block concert tickets! Hahahaha! Thanks so much for the giveaway, I just love, love, love your blog! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

Ashley
ashleymjones@live.com

Michelle said...

Happy Birthday!! What an exciting 22nd birthday that must have been. I remember when my youngest son turned 6, the Super Bowl was on that day. He was so excited to know that he shared the same birthday as the Super Bowl (thinking it would be that way every year). But he does have a special birthday, sharing it with my grandfather and his dad's grandfather. How cool is that? Sorry for the long post...I just love birthdays :) Now...back to the giveaway. Thank you for being so generous. I never win, but love to try them anyway. Your poppy prints are beautiful!!

heleen said...

A happy birthday to you. I would love to try my luck at this give away.
i love to read your blog.

Shelley said...

Happy double lucky birthday! Great story, what a fun memory!

gill said...

Happy Birthday!
Please share the party photos with us - it sounds fantastic!

Nina Lise Moen said...

Enjoy your day and eat a big piece of cake for me!

Flying Blind... said...

Happy Happy Happy 22+22! Have a lovely day:)
My Go! luck is rubbish, maybe my Poppy luck is better; I hope so x

Cathy Tomm said...

Have a Happy Birthday. We are the same age. My birthday is Sept and born in 67. Great to have a chance to win again so soon.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! I love the poppy fabrics!

Susan
sklinn62@yahoo.com

Anita said...

What a great birthday story. I got engaged on Table mountain above Cape Town. South Africs is a really beautiful country.
Happy Birthday!

camelama said...

Woo! What a great birthday story. :) Had to try for this giveaway. :)

Hazel said...

Happy Birthday ,loved the story .Thanks for the chance to win the Go Baby ,just imagine all the wonder full things you could make with it .

Solstitches said...

Happy birthday to you.
I keep trying to win one of these fabulous cutters so thanks for the chance to enter.
Margaret

~The Bargain Babe said...

Wow I would so love to win an accuquilt Go machine! My birthday is this month as well. :)

How nice of you to also give away 3 consolation prizes!

zucchinisummer AT gmail DOT com

Lobster Grrl said...

Love your birthday story! Thanks for a chance to win the GO and your personal Poppyprint fabric :-)

Alice R. said...

How fun! Fun to remember days gone by when we weren't so tame, isn't it?
Thanks for the chance on the Go Baby, I've got my fingers and eyes crossed ('cuz remember it's a jinx if you cross your toes too!).

Ruth said...

Happy Birthday! What a great birthday story! I had never heard of a 'lucky birthday' before.... oooh and your poppyprint fabric is just lovely! Have a great day!

Allison said...

Happy Birthday!!! Hope you enjoy your special day.
Thanks for the awesome giveaway(s)!
alibear167 at gmail dot com

Sharon Pernes said...

Happy Birthday!

malmur said...

Happy birthday. Have a super day and thanks for hosting such a great giveaway.
Mal
malmur@hotmail.com

Tal said...

Happy Birthday! And that's an awesome giveaway, thanks!
Tal
info@the-crafeteria.com

Heather A said...

Thanks for the story and happy birthday to you! Love your poppy print designs! And, well, of course a Go Baby would be fabulous to play with!

BeachQuilter said...

Happy Birthday! Great story :)
Thanks for the giveaway!

James-Linda said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!
NEAT STORY!
THANKS FOR A WONDERFUL GIVEAWAY!
HAPPY SUMMER!

jldouglas@wispwest.net

**nicke... said...

Happy Happy Birthday from all of us to you! we wish it was our birthday so we could party too! oh baby! pick me!

Jessica Manuel said...

Happy Birthday! Thanks for the giveaway! How thoughtful of you to have a consolation prize too :)

Brenda said...

Happy Birthday! your fabric looks great and I'd love to win some. strings[at]mts[dot]net

Katie said...

Happy happy birthday!! And thanks for the chance to win. :)

Lori said...

What a great birthday story! I love your printed fabrics the fresh green and the turquoise blue are calling to me! Thanks for the chance to win and Happy Birthday!

Pam said...

Happy Birthday! What a great story. You really have to dig out those photos to share that experience.

pinksuedeshoe said...

Wow! My good luck/golden birthday was when I was 13.... and I spent it doing... I don't know. Apparently it wasn't that memorable. I could serioulsy pick your brain for awesome stories for a year and not get bored. I swear you have done a little bit of everything! Happy Birhtday!

Tiffany said...

O go baby... how I love thee... let me count the ways... infinity to infinity... :)

Sounds like a pretty sweet birthday bash you got to attend! Hope this one is fun but maybe not as crazy? :)

Wivi said...

Happy birthday!
I could really need a GO because of my week hands.

The AfterCraft said...

Oh thanks for FYU on the arthritis info. I had been wondering in regards to my mom.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Congrats on another spin around the sun.

AND thank you for a giveaway. I've entered SOO many times for one.. maybe this is my lucky time?

Patty D from NC said...

Happy Birthday!!

Thanks for the chance to win a go baby or perhaps some fabric.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! Speaking of double digits, I have a son who will be 33 in 7 days. Wow! I love my GO cutter (have the strip dies) would love to try a new die. Have a great day.
gauen at mbc dot edu

Kristine said...

Happy birthday!
Thanks for the chance- I love the purple fabric :)

Judy said...

Happy Birthday! Mine was on the 15th. Thanks for offering a chance to win a Go Baby or some fabric.

mariebeers said...

I'd love to win the GO as I do lots of applique. My birthday is 4/4. (won't tell you the year--lol)

Ella said...

Happy birthday! Mine's coming up soonish. Eep. Less than a month. ave a WONDERFUL day! Thanks for the chance to win.

Patti said...

Happy, happy birthday Krista! Loved your Best Birthday Ever story. I got nothing like that to share!
Thanks for hosting this giveaway for the Go Baby and for adding the chance to win some of your amazing fabric!

drmithome said...

Happy Birthday. Thanks for sharing your fun story.

Judi said...

Love your birthday story! Thanks for a chance to win - I'm a 22nd of April so Happy 22nd from one to another!

Angelina @ April Violet said...

Hope your birthday ROCKS! It may not be a trip to South Africa but it is still a very special day, the day you were born! angelina_lover@yahoo.com

Christine M said...

Happy birthday Krista. I enjoyed reading your story about your 22nd birthday.

Berene said...

Love the Swaziland story because my Grandfather (Granpop) was a doctor in Nhlangano and I loved visiting him. This story made me all nostalgic. Happy birthday Krista. I wish you all the best for the year ahead.
PS: My fave colour of your fabrics would be the purple.
Thanks for the giveaway!

erin said...

Happy Birthday to you- hope it's another great one! Thankd for the chance to win :)

~Laurie~ said...

Happy Birthday sweet pea! WOW - what a birthday (those few years ago!). Anyway - just wanted to say Happy Birthday - don't throw me in the pot for the GO cutter. BUT your fabric??? I would love to win a piece :) Thank you for a chance!!

rderrett said...

Now that's a story that brought back memories. Mswati was educated at Sherborne School 35 miles or so from where I grew up in Dorset. I remember his accession well and the puffed up pride of the locals! Shame he's turned out to be not such a good King

carol said...

So glad you are having a wonderful birthday!

Pam said...

Ohhh!! Great Birthday story!! Lovely flowers! Dianne ( NN ) brought me some lovely flower today as well - so sweet.

I hope you have a wonderful birthday!!!

Donna~~ said...

What a marvelous birthday memory! Here's hoping that you have a future birthday that tops that fabulous one! Happy Birthday! (you only look about 22--maybe 24 in your photo btw!)

Jackie said...

Happy Birthday to you ;)
What a fun thing to try and win :)

Andrea said...

Have a fantastic birthday! Thank you for sharing that story...it was neat!

Sandra Coleman Clarke said...

Happy Birthday Krista, Enjoyed your story of work and bd in South Africa. In my guild we did a block swap with a guild in Durban, S.A. and although this was a few years back, I still stay in touch with on of the ladies.

Ingrid said...

What a cool birthday story! I hope this years birthday is wonderful. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

rningrid@comcast.net

Macska said...

Happy birthday! Hope you have a super day. :-) Love the story about your 22nd birthday - sounds like a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, being there for that! Amazing!

macska at gmail dot com

beth said...

Happy Birthday! How nice to celebrate your birthday with a gift for one of us! Have a great day!

Ruth K said...

Well look at it this way: Now that you're older you got a lot more stories to tell than when you were 22. Thanks for the giveaway and have a very happy birthday!
rthsldn(at)gmail(dot)com

Scrap,Quilt, Preach said...

Happy Birthday. Thanks for sharing your birthday celebrating story.

Donna said...

Happy Birthday! Your birthday story was way cool. What a concert that must have been.

Karen C. said...

Happy, Happy Birthday. That certainly was a memorable birthday what a great story!!
The Accuquilt machine looks awesome - I've been following some of your adventures. It seems like it would really 'cut' down on the prep time for making quilt pieces!! Thanks for such a generous birthday gift.
corbettkar@hotmail.com

Deb said...

Happy Birthday!!! And how very generous to add some poppyprint fabric for the losers. As much as i would love the fabric, I'd love to be the Go! winner! :) debgiro at wildblue dot net

Marcia W. said...

Happy Birthday! How nice to celebrate with a baby GO! giveaway and some consolation prizes too. alternate email mlwright29(at)hotmail(dot)com

rubyslipperz said...

not here for the giveaway...nope...but...I AM
here to ---

WISH YOU HAPPY BIRTHDAY! yep, yep, yep!

hugZ,
annie
rubyslipperz106.blogspot.com

Natasha said...

WOW what a great birthday story. How are you ever going to be able to top that one???

Thanks for the giveaway and the chance at the other prizes. You are wonderful!

myredbike said...

Happy Birthday, Krista! What an amazing story about your 22nd birthday!

Sharon Bourque said...

Lovely story....Thanks for the chance to win a giveaway .....and the bonus of a consolation prize...very generous.
sharon.bourque@sympatico.ca

Arita said...

I hope you are having a great day. Have a wonderful day and thanks for some great giveaways.

Nicole G said...

Happy Birthday, Krista! Celebrate and have lots of fun tonight! Hope you have lots of great memories in the coming year.

Catskill Quilter said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Great birthday story! To me, 44 seems young enough to still do what you want to, and old enough to know what you want to do -- and maybe even how to do it! I do love your flower print.

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Happy birthday! What a great way to celebrate your golden birthday. Mine was when I turned 13 and no big deal was made that I recall. lol Thanks for the chance to win a Baby GO. :-)

Marie said...

Hope it was a happy birthday and you got everything thing you wished for. How sweet of you to give a gift for your birthday (and the whole month, to boot!). Oh happy day!!! rshultz at rochester dot rr dot com

What Comes Next? said...

Happy happy birthday Krista - I messed up and should have wished you it in person last night - duh! What a fabulous 22nd birthday you had - wow! Not many of could claim that type of experience at any point in our lives.
I've been trying and trying for a Go!Baby - maybe this is my lucky time? Hey, If I'm lucky enough to win some of your poppyprint fabric I'll consider myself very lucky! Hope you have a great day today,
Janet

Amy said...

Just saying Happy Birthday again, as if I haven't said it enough, but I know you really like your birthday :) That was a fun story to read. What an amazing birthday. If you draw my name, go on and redraw since I have GoBaby...though I don't yet have the consolation prize and have my eye on them!

Mama Spark said...

Happy Happy Birthday!!! I hope it was a wonderful day!! I would love to win the GO or the fabric. I hope you have a wonderful day.

CaraQuilts said...

Happy Birthday!! I love your story. It is a great memory

Anne said...

Happy Birthday! Forty-four is young!

Kiwi said...

Happy Birthday Krista! What an awesome story about your 22nd birthday. To celebrate it in South Africa, and have a great party for free! very cool.

Angela N. said...

what an awesome birthday. Ive never had anything as fun as that. Though i wont give up my kids making me breakfast in bed and attempting to make me dinner (family tradition the birthday-ee gets to choose dinner).
Thanks for the giveaway, those GOs are hard to win! lol. I love your fabric too, especially that tangerine color.

Julie said...

Bappy Hirthday!!!! Hope all your birthday wishes come true...and my wish of winning too:)

Sharon (Stitches on Mars) said...

Wow, what an unusual birthday :).
On my golden birthday I was 10...double digits and we had just arrived in Australia a few days earlier.Hugs, Sharon

Anonymous said...

Wow! You have lots of followers today and lots of birthday wishes! Very nice flowers! Lovely poppyprint fabric! Happy Birthday and have a wonderful year!

Marsha from L.B.

quiltmom said...

Krista,
What a fantastic birthday and what an interesting life you have led so far- May you make many more wonderful memories and have other exciting adventures in the years ahead. Happy Happy Birthday!

Your friend brought you a most stunning bouquet of flowers- They are truly beautiful.

As for your giveaway- I keep trying to win that Baby but no luck so far-
There are so many great dies that it is hard to choose which three I would like but I think I would like the tumbling block, the apple core and the fall medley. Thanks for the chance to win such a fun tool.

I love the number 22 as well. It is my birthday number as well only mine is in November.
Warmest regards,
Anna

sharon said...

Happy Birthday! You are really sweet to share your birthday with us. I love the your white and red poppy fabric. Wishing you many happy days ahead!

PinkGranny said...

What a great birthday story. I had to chuckle when I pictured the king flying around in a helicopter while Eric Clapton was rocking on stage!

My birthday was last week (13th) and we spent it in Cannon Beach Oregon...just a lovely day in one of my favorite places!

Congratulations Krista...it has been a wonderful month and so nice to get to know you through your blog.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Happy Birthday!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! I love reading your blog and seeing all the wonderful things you are working on. Thanks for the chance to win a Go Baby or your fabulous poppy print fabric.

Daphne
dgraff@shaw.ca

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! Love your blog, you have great ideas!. This would be a perfect tool to help me make a quilt for our first grandbaby, a GIRL.
thanks
Joyce
mikafam@embarqmail.com

Liz said...

Happy Birthday! The fabric looks amazing by the way, love following your blog!

Dianne said...

Wow that was some 22nd birthday Krista! If you draw my name for the go baby please re-draw but if I win some of your fab fabric I will be VERY hapy indeed!! Hope the balance of your day was spectacular and the cake was yummy!!!

Diane B. said...

Birthday greetings from a fellow B.C.er (Vancouver Island).
Glad I found your blog, and have added it to my favourites.

Eli said...

Happy birthday! Sounds like your 22nd birthday was incredible, a once in a lifetime birthday.
I'd love to win the Go! Baby but wouldn't mind getting some of your lovely fabric either. Thank you for some fabulous giveaways this month!
eli (at) sharksdinner (dot) com

Sunni @Love Affair with my Brother said...

What a great story. I don't remember my "good luck" birthday, as I was born on the 1st! haha! That was a wild day, let me tell you!

Lynne said...

Happy Birthday - love your fabric and your amazing 22nd celebration. My Bday is 25 Dec - folks always seem to have something else on their mind - can't think why.....LOL

Cass said...

Sounds like it was an amazing birthday! I can't remember what I was doing on my lucky birthday, even though it was only 6 years ago!
Hope you have a wonderful day today! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Deon said...

Happy Birthday to you! What a fantastic 22nd birthday you had. I'm so jealous! You should share some photo's if you can. I'd love to see them. :)

Thanks so much for the opportunity to win the Baby Go! Cutter. I've been wanting one of these for a long time now. :)

Just in case, my email is scootchidoo@gmail.com

Thanks again!

Gene Black said...

Wow! That is an awesome birthday story. A king celebrated your birthday (more or less!) AND threw a big party for you.

I would love a chance to win a GO! Baby and three dies. The GO! is an awesome tool.

Lee said...

Happy Birthday and what a great memory! thanks for sharing the story. thanks for the review of the GO cutter.
If I was so lucky to win I would choose the circle,tumbler die and apple core. thank you!

Lisa said...

What a fun birthday. I hope you get to spend part of your birthday playing with your Go! Baby cutter. Mine is coming up and I'd love to do the same!

Elsa said...

Happy Birthday! was a generous way to celebrate your birthday ~ gifts all around!
I've been wanting a Go! Baby for a while now and it would be wonderful to 'win' one!
Loved your 22 year birthday story ~ must have been lots of fun!

Jenny said...

oh i hope im not disqualified since i already won...but i can't help to enter for the cutter. im sure accuquilt must be near the end of giveaways and i really really want to win one!!

your 22nd birthday was amazing! what wonderful memories...the whole trip not just your bday party!

Cynthia F said...

Happy birthday Krista! What a cool story about your 22nd! It was awesome to meet you on Thursday! & wow- super cool fabrics- I love the colours you've used!

Little Pieces of My Life said...

Happy Birthday! What a great birthday story. I was born on the bland 9th day, middle of winter. Always wished my birthday was in Spring or Summer so I could really celebrate.
I'd love to win the Baby Go and I'd choose the hex, circle and 5" charm dies.
Hugs, Karen

Gayle said...

Congratulations on your birthday, my birthday is between Christmas and New Year and it seems that no one is really interested. You have an amazing birthday to remember. I love all the colours so anyone would be fine,
Thanks Gayle

hueisei said...

Happy birthday!! I hope I am the lucky one too!!
I will choose triangle, hexagon and tumbler dies..
Thanks for a chance. To win!!

Aberdonian said...

Happy Birthday! I really liked you birthday story in South Africa.

rilojane said...

Joan Armitrading-- one of those artists I don't know why I stopped listening to. Happy double good luck birthday. :) Thanks for sharing- also thanks for the arthritis review of the Go! Baby... OOH, and thanks for the giveaway.

Anja said...

Happy birthday!!
What a great giveaway!
Have a great day!
Anja

Carla said...

Happy Birthday. Thanks for giving gifts on your special day. I love the red print in your line. Have fun!

quiltercaroline said...

Happy birthday. I hope you have a lovely day. Thank you for the giveaway. The runner up prizes are a really lovely thought - the fabric is stunning. C

kate said...

Hope you had a great birthday! I love the fabric colors! kate93 at gmail dot com.

Little Island Quilting said...

I did read your birthday story! Happy Day for yesterday. Today it is my daughter's 12th birthday and I am supervising her pool party on the quiet because when you get to 12 it is apparently not cool to have your mother hovering over you to check everyone is ok!

Kate said...

Happy birthday! This is the first time that I've ever entered one of these "comment to win" things. It feels weird. macinnis.k at gmail

♥Duff said...

just a comment?! 1. Happy Birthday, again, and again! 2. I loved your 22nd birthday story--what a wonderful memory & thanks for sharing it. I hope I have one like that before I leave this earth. 3. Truly, woman, if I had a "big man helper" "on hand" I'd be a heck of lot less interested in quilting, if you get my gist...♥ ha!
Signed, Sleepless in Sycamore...

Jennifer said...

Happy birthday, hope it was just as memorable as your 22nd which sounded fantastic. Love your fabric prints - so talented.

Emma B. said...

Hope you had a great birthday! Loved the story of your 22nd, totally jealous!

Syd said...

Happy Birthday! What a great birthday to look back on and remember! Hope you have a fantastic day!!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday..I too turned 44 this year...weren't the 80's the best?? Lisa in Texas
lalebla at yahoo dot com

Sara said...

What a great birthday story - happy birthday!
I really like reading about the cutter too. Good to know that you don't need super strength to use it!

Michele Pacey said...

Joan Armatrading!!!! I haven't thought about her in years. I'm going to have to go find her on YouTube to refresh my memory! Lovely recollections from 22 years ago, Krista. And thank you for the opportunity to win yet more goodies! I know I'm late to the party, but I hope you had a great birthday!

xox

Michele

karen said...

what a great birthday story! I'm currently celebrating my father-in-law's 75th birthday. Tonight is event #3!

Hau'oli La Hanau (in hawaiian)!

I don't know if my email is in my profile....
akiba @ hawaiiantel . net

Vicky said...

Hope you had a great birthday. I think all birthdays are lucky. So may you have many more. Good luck to all, I think it would be awesome to win something like this. Thank you Krista for sharing with us.
timewilltell63 at yahoo dot com

loralie said...

beautiful flowers.
fun story.
cool giveaway.
Happy Birthday to you!

slmartin at vtc dot net

Narelle said...

Happy Belated Birthday!
I hadn't heard of a 'good luck' birthday but mine is long past now anyway.
I'd love to be part of your giveaway ... hip hip hooray!

Cathy said...

Happy birthday for yesterday!!!!!!! Awesome giveaway!

Sue D said...

Hope you had a very happy birthday!
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

durindaa said...

Hope your birthday was glorious! Thanks for the generous giveaway.

stitchinpenny said...

I am sorry I missed your birthday, hope it was great but I am sure it paled in comparison with the 22. Thanks for the chance to win the Go Baby.

Tricia C. said...

I can see why you'll never forget your 22nd birthday - very cool! Thanks for the chance to win.

awamom at yahoo dot com

Sheryl F. said...

I would love to win this. Fan4may at aol dot com

Rachel said...

Well, Happy Birthday (a day late but what can I say, I'm away from home... in Texas!) I'm not here just for the giveaway, but I wouldn't say no to a Go!

Your bday story is awesome. What a memorable "good luck" birthday. (We call it a champagne birthday.) I don't remember mine - 28 on the 28th - but it was probably fun. My 40th last year was the best so far!

Hope you had a great day. Heck, let the celebration last all week...or month!

felicity said...

Now THAT'S how you celebrate a birthday! Happy happy, fellow Centennial Baby. And thanks for the giveaway.

MJinMichigan said...

Happy Birthday! I'd love to win. I've Tried many times to win one and hope this will be my lucky entry. Mjinmichigan@gmail.com

Tracie M said...

Happy birthday! What a cute pattern. I havent tried to scan it yet. Wish me luck. Tkm656@hotmail.com

Emma said...

Happy Birthday! I'm on the 5th of the 5th - I think I might have to make my 55th a big one, but that's thankfully a very long way off!

WandaFish said...

Belated Happy Birthday! I hope you had a wonderful day :)
What amazing memories you must have of your good luck birthday, such a fun story!
It's so sweet of you to offer some of your beautiful fabric for those of us who seem destined never to get their hands on a Go! Baby:)

Lesly said...

Happy belated birthday, Krista - that is a great story! How kind of you to think of consolation prizes! I am destined never to win any variety of GO - but that's okay, I have resigned myself to my fate, lol!

Anonymous said...

Hope your have a super cool birthday! Love your quilt you made with your Baby! I don't know if any bday can measure up to the 22nd. Can't wait to hear about this one.
Jo Ann from North Van

Anne Allen said...

HaPpY BiRtHdAy!
I'd love to win a GO!
abcallen(at)earthlunk(dot)net

Debra said...

Happy Birthday! I hope someday you can match that one.

Sue said...

This post is full of awesomeness!! So there's the Baby. Awesome. And consolation prizes. "Awesomer". A birthday memory that few can rival. Even more Awesomer. But to have such a good friend who brings a bouquet of loveliness, now THAT is the AWESOMEST! Happy Birthday to You!

Vivian said...

I missed your birthday!!! but I'm back now to join in the fun. First, I hope your birthday was fabulous, I don't know what could compete with that prior birthday though, how exciting. Dianne's flowers are beautiful, how nice of her to do that for you, friends are just so special.

Thank you for the chance, another tool is always a good thing (plus I like the orange fabric LOL).

Creative Mom said...

What a great Birthday story! I have been busy getting ready for my daughters party which was on her birthday the 23rd, her first sleepover but that's another story. Thank you for sharing your birthday with all of us. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for the Go Cutter and I love your fabric as well!!

skyefraser said...

Please pick me! I would love it so!

Kara said...

I'd looooooooooooooooove to have the chance to play with this!!! :)

myothercarisacrane@gmail.com

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Happy Birthday Krista! That 22nd birthday sure was memorable!

Melinda said...

Wow Krista! What a cool birthday! Hope they continue to be fabulous! Thanks for the giveaway!

Katie Worth said...

Happy (belated) birthday Krista! My "lucky" birthday passed was when i was one - since i was born on the first - so i have no choice but to live to 101 in hopes of getting a story as fun as yours.
Best to you this year!
Katie
katieworth@gmail.com

JanetK said...

Yes, I would love to win a Go!
But also, that is a great birthday story! I am ashamed to admit that I have nothing memorable to say about my own lucky birthday - I have lucky birthday envy now. ;)

Deb said...

Happy Birthday! Would love to win a GO to see what they're really like and if it would save me cutting time, I'm sure it would! Thanks for the chance. carent1@neb.rr.com

Spontaneous Threads said...

Happy Birthday and thanks for the giveaway. My son'e birthday os on the 22nd as well. (another month, but the 22nd none-the-less).

Jacey said...

Happy birthday a few days late! I hope you had a fabulous weekend. I found you through the For the Love of Solids swap group (which I'm very much looking forward to!). Thanks for sharing a gift with us in celebration of your birthday!

Liz said...

Happy belated birthday--your poppy print fabric is so cool!

Chiska said...

I love your good-luck birthday story! What an amazing birthday. So great. It's amazing how time flies isn't it?! I hope you had a wonderful day. Your flowers are lovely.

Bree said...

Happy belated birthday, I hope you had a great one!

Anonymous said...

LOVE your QR Code quilt. Would love to have a GO Baby!

floweralison@yahoo.com

Jean said...

Wow, I loved the story and how exciting to be part of that! Me, I am not brave enough to leave the comfort of the USA. I would love to win an Accuquilt.
compassionatequilter@rocketmail.com
I have tried over and over again to win!

Karen said...

Happy now belated birthday - what a fantastic good luck birthday for you! I have been dreaming of a GO! I adore your prints, if I chose one it would be orange.

Anonymous said...

Great story! Love your poppy print fabric. :)
vickifreeman12@gmail.com

Natasha said...

Happy Belated birthday! My sisters birthday is July 22. Your fabrics are amazing and I really wanted to make the bountiful baskets quilt with the go!

kristastitched said...

hey, we have the same name! Happy bday (3 days late) and how I wish I could ride my bike with an ostrich! Of course I want the go baby, so let's make that happen, ok? Thanks! :P

K8 said...

Happy birthday! What an awesome story :)

Allegory said...

What a amazing birthday. That poppy print fabric is fabulous. I love the green.

Judith said...

Happy birthday and thank you for the giveaway.

Sandy said...

Happy birthday and thanks for the opportunity to win!=) I love the Aqua poppy print fabric.

If Toys Could Talk said...

Happy birthday! And what a great birthday story! :) Thanks for the chance to win.

Andrea C said...

Fantastic Birthday story! One of the best I've ever heard I think. Thank you for celebrating with give-aways - that's awfully nice.

Irina said...

Happy Birthday! Lovely flowers, I love flowers and we should always get them even when it's not our birthday... I hope to win one of these babies, but if not, doesn't matter, it was good to read your birthday story!

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