Monday, February 8, 2016

Valentine Fabric Love - a giveaway

A recent IG conversation went something like this:

Aussie friend of mine: Hey Krista, does Canada celebrate Valentines Day like they do in the U.S.?
Poppyprint: Yes, but to most husbands it is a bit of a non-issue {note: THIS IS A GENERAL OBSERVATION WITH NO PARTICULAR HUSBAND IN MIND}
Aussie friend: Lolololololol, same!
Other Aussie friend: funny about that. Same here (crying emoji)
Poppyprint: It's a global crisis
Other Aussie friend: maybe we should just go out and buy our own diamonds. I think they would learn pretty quickly then.

Well, I don't know about you, but I just want more fabric. I hardly ever bother putting my diamonds on.

With this in mind, my lovely blog partner Fabric Please! has generously offered to gift one lucky reader a sweet Valentine of $40 Cdn to spend on anything in their shop!

Might I suggest this lovely Kate Spain Aria charm pack:





These Free Spirit Fowl Play dots are super fun (and on sale!)



This is a blog follower's giveaway because I love you guys for sticking with me.  Leave one comment here (maybe you'd like to share a sweet Valentine story with us?) to enter the giveaway. I'll choose a random winner on Friday, February 12. Just in time to buy yourself something special for the big day. Good luck!

**YOUR EMAIL MUST BE LINKED TO YOUR COMMENT, OR YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS APPEAR IN YOUR COMMENT IN ORDER TO WIN** 
I don't use the email address for any reason other than alerting giveaway winners that they've won. Sorry, but if I cannot contact you, you cannot win. (ETA - comments are now closed).

In the meantime, you may be interested in knowing that Fabric Please! is celebrating one full year in business with a month long sale running now until Feb.26th, 2016. With code ANNIVERSARY you'll receive 30% off all regularly priced yardage. This is a great sale!

Here's another of my homemade, hand-stitched valentines. This one was for my daughter, D (former circus athlete, current energizer bunny).

An embroidered Valentine that I made for my daughter several years ago.

76 comments:

m said...

Same here... But that doesn't stop me from celebrating!!!

Nita said...

One time, the first year we were married, my husband picked me a bouquet of wildflowers...but it couldnt have been valentines day, I suppose, being February...that was 35 years ago.

ES said...

I would love to win! I think this year we'll be happy with take away food delivered to the door (instead of a meal out!), because we've got a three month old, a three year old and a four year old! emilyste7ens at gmail dot com

CaroleM said...

Hi from over in Maple Ridge. My husband and I don't do anything for Valentine's Day. We say every day is Valentine's Day. Awwww.
Carolejm at gmail dot com

Katie said...

I'm not big on Valentine's Day. To me it's just another Hallmark holiday. But I would never turn down the gift of fabric. Or diamonds.

Sandi said...

My birthday is in February so heart themed cards are a regular occurrence. A friend of mine's birthday is Valentine's Dat as was her first marriage...I wonder if he remembered her two special days? They are no longer a couple so maybe not. But she got a great son as a result.

What Comes Next? said...

We don't fuss about Valentine's Day, but as an excuse for fabric, well I can get behind that!

Joan said...

We will have a nice quiet dinner at home. Thank you for the generous giveaway and the chance to win.

Carol said...

I don't have diamonds or want diamonds, but fabric is ALWAYS welcome. Since we now have our 14 month old grandson living with us more than half the time, I would just like to sleep in two mornings in a row.

Live a Colorful Life said...

So Mark and I don't really celebrate Valentine's Day, but two years ago he took me to a hamburger joint he had heard about. No indoor seating--thankfully we usually have fairly mild weather even though it's the middle of February. We each ordered our burgers, fries and shakes (for a whopping $12), found our table, and he pulled a small candle out of his pocket, lit it and we ate our hamburgers by candlelight. So last year on Valentine's Day, we went back, and the same girl was taking orders at the window. She said she had been telling people about us (and eating by candlelight)and was hoping we would come back. So I guess now it's a tradition.

Donna~~ said...

No celebrating here. I got tired of being the one to do it all, so now it's just another day. Sad. Maybe some new fabric would be the cure? Thanks for the chance.

Cathy said...

We try to make all the foods we eat that day, into heart shapes...pancakes, sandwiches, red peppers etc thanks for the chance! Cathy

Chrissie Wunderlich said...

We don't celebrate valentine's day, aside from our boys handing valentine's cards out to their classes. My honey often feels guilty for not doing something "special" for me, but I really have never had much interest in that kind of thing. Thanks for the chance to win

Elizabeth Ruth said...

Hi, I really enjoyed your book and I'm looking forward to making several of the projects. Happy Valentine's Day!

Anne said...

I've ordered from this fabric shop and was very happy with the service and fabrics.

Linda said...

HI,WHEN MY GIRLS WERE YOUNGER,ONE OF THEM PIPED UP WITH "SOMETHING ABOUT VALENTINES BEING FOR BOYFRIENDS+GIRLFRIENDS"! SO I MENTIONED, BUT MOMMY'S+DAUGHTERS CAN MAKE HEART-SHAPED COOKIES FOR VALENTINES DAY! WHAT A TREAT+WHAT A SWEET MEMORY! THANK YOU+FABRIC PLEASE FOR A SWEET GIVEAWAY TOO! msstitcher1214@gmail.com

Cathy said...

Happy Valentine's Day, Krista!

Betsy said...

Krista, when my husband and I were dating , he would send me roses by the dozens! Literally my co workers wondered what I was doing to this man! Now I get the plant and one year he add me a rose garden

Kirsty@Bonjour said...

No Valentine's Day celebrations over here...we generally even forget it's the 14th as my daughter's b'day is the 16th so we're all focused on that. Not that it bothers me - the last thing I need is more chocolate!

Lise-Lotte said...

Happy Valentine's Day, my friend

Lise-Lotte

Laura B said...

Happy Valentine's Day!

Christine M.M. said...

My husband I don't celebrate it. It was my refusal to acknowledge the day, when we were courting, that sealed my husband's love. However, I have always done something small for each of my three daughters and now that I have heard the siren call of stitching and fabrics and quilting and sewing, I make something for each of them. This year I made stuffed hearts with pretty fabrics to hang from their bedroom doors. If I win this lottery, I will save the fabric for next year's V. Day project. Fingers crossed. Happy stitching everyone!!

Leanne said...

Happy Valentine's Day to you and to Fabric Please!

SarahZ said...

"It's a global crisis!" Too funny! I'm afraid we are no help at all down here either! However, I think fabric is a wonderful solution! Thank you thank you Fabric Please :)

Tamie said...

Celebrating my 35th Valentine's Day with my sweetie this year. It's all good.

Audrey said...

As a former Grade 1 and 2 teacher, Valentine's Day was always a very important time in the classroom for expressing friendship. Now that I am retired I miss the love of February among young children. I guess my husband, children and grandson are my only valentines now. No one could ask for better. Happy Valentine's Day to you and yours.

susan said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I haven't tried to order from Fabric Please yet but it looks like a nice shop - quite a variety!

Vicki H said...

Happy Valentine's Day. I would rather have fabric than flowers or candy.

Nicole said...

Neither of us celebrate VD day (but we do chuckle when calling it that). It's fun watching our kids get excited about it at school though. Better get on those handmade 50+ cards!

However you celebrate it, or not, have a good one!

felicity said...

I've never been big on Valentine's day but with an 8-year old in the house whose newly pierced ears get to switch out earrings on the 14th, well, it's a biiiig deal now. Thanks for the giveaway!

Béa said...

February is my month, nameday, valentine day and birthday !

Dody said...

One of my daughters was born on Valantines Day. I love getting chocolate on Valentine's Day, and fabric. The kids giving out Valentine's Day cards at school is always fun too. Thank you for the giveaway!
Dmac5958ataoldotcom

Dolores Plouffe said...

Valentines day is Moms B-Day . Happy birthday Nana !!

Linda Nelson said...

Not a huge fan of Valentine's Day...I'm a teacher, which means kids are a little out of control! But I love red fabric!

lenelson(at)mail(dot)com

Joy said...

I seem to do better when my husband is out of town. I have been known to have roses delivered. When he's home - not so much.

Elsa said...

My Valentine is my Granddaughter this year and she's enough for me!
Great giveaway and your Valentine 'card' is darling!

LethargicLass said...

Don't really have any Valentine stories, but since fabric is my one true love I would love to win LOL!

rrjane011749 said...

Love the hand stitches valentines you made your daughter!

Lisa Marie said...

My husband is one of those for which Valentine's day is a non-event. That's really fine with me because I'm not that into jewelry or flowers. But last year he surprised me with a bundle of fabric that he had picked out himself at a quilt shop while on a business trip. It was a nice surprise, totally out of the blue. And it turns out he has pretty good taste in fabric.

jo said...

Last year I made my husband a mug rug in the shape of a heart.......he ad the dogs each gave me a card.

anjansan said...

We don't really celebrate this day but I sometimes make cards to send to my family anyway. My e-mail is anjan(at)spray.se

Jennifer Scantlebury Vienneau said...

My husband, who is allergic to anything even remotely romantic, calls Valentine's Day, "Red" Day. O-kay.. About every third or fourth year he apparently remembers it is an occasion and he shows up with lobster for our supper- because it is red and in his mind it is appropriate Red Day food. All fine because I can eat lobster 24/7.

Lisa said...

I follow on IG and now bloglovin! I love your Valentines, it was my Grandmothers Birthday, she would have loved them too! Happy Birthday to @fabricplease my email is comlisajohnson@gmail.com

Patti said...

Hilarious IG conversation, but oh so true! I'd love to do some fabric shopping. Thanks for the giveaway.

legato1958 said...

I'd love fabric over jewelry now,too!
Susie

Allison CB said...

Fabric Please is awesome - Rita has a great selection!!! I follow you on bloglovin and Fabric Please on Facebook!! mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I love to buy new fabrics :)

Margaret said...

My favorite Valentine's Day was 2003, when we found out our baby was a girl. :-) mcglen8 at gmail dot com

Dianne said...

I have wonderful memories of Valentine cards from my kids when they were in elementary school. Other than that it is a bit of a non-event!
Thanks for the giveaway to you and Fabric Please!

eleanor said...

Congrats Fabric Please! on the year anniversary. My hubby's b'day is on Valentine's so for us it seems to have become a competition to out celebrate the other. I should probably mention we aware newly weds with no children, so who know how long it'll last ;-)

Reshma W said...

My story is not Valentines but romantic. I got married just after I started quilting. At my wedding shower everyone gave me a fat quarter. I made a beautiful quilt to commemorate the wedding and thoughtful shower.

Shari Borger said...

My husband KNOWS to buy me fabric for gifts. That's love...meeting the other person where they are.

Ali said...

I have no funny or silly Valentines day stories to share, but I am going to drink wine, eat chocolate, and watch horror movies with cats this year! Thank you so much for the giveaway!

Verena Sa said...

Valentines Day is no big thing for me, and thats okay. I like it more, when I get surprised at times I don't think of it. :) With a new movie or a great dinner.

Sherylschelter said...

My husband and I are celebrating our 2nd anniversary soon. So happy to find love again at 48 & 53. For v-day my hubby is making a book shelf (the rustic pipe shelf I've been ogling). Enjoying the little thoughtful moments in life everyday such as wRming my car in the morning, doing dishes, etc. We don't need one specific day to be reminded of of live.
Shwattie67@hotmail.com

Michele T said...

My husband and I always treat each other... Flowers, chocolate, wine, and special dinner. It's usually getting to be a long and cold winter when Valentines rolls around, so it's nice to celebrate love!!

Dominique Wielgosch said...

My husband ravels frequently and is often not home on Valentine's Day but he almost always manages to get a floral arrangement to me. <3

Grandma said...

When my oldest daughter was 10 years old, she came home from school with not 1 but 5 boxes of chocolates! I mentioned I had never received a box of chocolate at Valentines Day. That evening she and my husband gave me the biggest box of chocolates!
patsystitch@gvtc.com

Anastasia said...

22 years of marriage and we haven't missed a Valentines dinner yet

Barbara Bailey said...

Valentines day is our anniversary! I'm a romantic, plus I figured it would be easy for him to remember the day!lol

MoeWest said...

Some years hubby remembers Valentines day and others nothing. Women are more romantic it seems! I usually cook a special meal and give hubby a card.This year I have a little sewn gift for him. Now fabric would be a wonderful Valentines surprise! Thanks for the giveaway.

Laura said...

Good morning, Krista! No valentine's celebrated at this house. Do have happy memories of making cards with my kids when they were young. Even all those years ago, cards would involve fabric and ribbon and sequins and buttons!

Cherise Towrr said...

My hubby is pretty good about cards and flowers on valentines day- I got lucky when I got him! Thanks for the giveaway! cherisetower@yahoodotca

Patrick and Jenni said...

Thanks for the fun giveaway! I am eager to get my hands on some Aria! My hubby and I don't do much for Valentine's Day, mostly because today in our anniversary (15 years today!) and our anniversary eclipses Valentines Day four days later.

Cat said...

Fun giveaway. My favorite valentines day was one that my best friend and I called black valentines day because we had both recently broken up with boyfriends and so the two of us drank too much and caused a ruckus all night! So much fun.

Ioleen said...

We usually don't do anything but this year we are going out to see George Canyon.

Allison said...

No Valentine story, but I'm very happy to discover another Canadian online store!

eva said...

Hhmm, I live with one of those species too ... ;)
Just for fun we all dress up in red and have a nice family dinner - mostly for my 9 year old son, who loves that little 'tradition' :)

Just placed an order for some solids at Fabric Please! Really nice shop! Would be great to win a gift card and be able to stack up on some prints too!

ebercast at gmail dot com

Jessica Eapen said...

My husband makes me fresh pancakes in bed on Valentines' Day!

Claire Sutherland said...

My hubby is not a huge valentines type of person. He tells me he loves me every day so doesn't feel the need to buy a card on February 14 th xx
Iain.ross30 at gmail dot com

Marie i said...

Great fabrics. One valentines day, I was on a diet so chocolates were out and I had enough plants/flowers so I asked my late husband to clean my oven. He did and it's never been so clean..I was afraid to use it!

Erin McSweeney said...

I WOULD LOVE LOADS OF FABRIC FOR VALENTINES DAY...SO HERE'S HOPING I WIN


ERIN2470@HOTMAIL.COM

Anita E. said...

"Toujours l'amour!!!!"

Anita Elksnitis

Andy Bee said...

My buddy has to go all out for VDay and we pity him. I once picked my husband up some beer on VDay and we had burgers. It was great, but I'm open to fabric and diamonds too.
distantsub at gmail dot com

Terri in BC said...

No Valentine for me - but I do send my beautiful grandbabies cards! Thanks for the opportunity, Terri in BC
terri-fisher (at) shaw (dot) ca

Unknown said...

Valentine's Day isn't a big deal in our house, but many years my husband buys me a potted plant instead of cut flowers because I'm a gardener and would rather have something that I can (try to) keep alive for a while. :)