Sunday, December 12, 2010

Lucky me = lucky you (a giveaway with Sew Mama Sew)

I think I need to buy a ticket to Vegas. My luck has been fantastic lately! I often enter giveaways and had never won anything. Then, these past few weeks...I have won FOUR (4!!!!) times! I am going to take a minute here to brag a bit......envy alert! (edit- just found out today I won AGAIN! Whoo hooo! Number 5! I need to get a lotto ticket!)

Prize #1- this gorgeous vintage fabric rainbow dress that made The Middle Child squeal with delight, from The Modern Marigold on Etsy, which was a giveaway from Jess at Craftiness is Not Optional:

Prize #2- the fun and festive Oh Christmas Tree pattern by Fresh Poppy Design, which I won when I linked up at Amylouwho for the 100 Quilts for Christmas charity drive.
Prize #3- this may come in handy for the above quilt...a charm pack of Figgy Pudding from Kelli at Kelli's Pieces in celebration of her big wedding day!

Prize #4- some beautiful brown and pink ribbon from Amy at Diary of a Quilter! And today I just found out I won some gorgeous scraps from Elizabeth at Giddy For Paisley. How fun are these little birdies? You can check out the cool bag she made with them here.

So, when I heard that Sew Mama Sew was hosting a Giveaway Day, I thought that would be the perfect way to give back to the Giveaway Karma Gods!!

Here is the giveaway:

1. I have a stack of soft, fuzzy, gorgeous Anna Maria Horner Folksy flannels for ya. Includes 1/3 yard cuts of the 8 prints shown, for a total of almost 3 yards of fabric. Perfect for cuddling over the cold winter! 2. The second part of this giveaway is a charitable donation. I think during this holiday season we all are feeling pretty fortunate about how we live, and all that we have. So, for the winner, I will make a $50(CAN) donation to the charity of your choice. Must be a charity where I am able to donate online, please, to avoid the potential hassle of international cheques.

To enter:

Leave a comment saying what charity you would choose if you won and why- I would love to learn more about the causes that are meaningful to you! Or, tell me something that you are thankful for this holiday season. No need to be a follower, but since I am thankful for my faithful friends, if you are a follower, leave a second comment saying so and you get a second entry.

Giveaway closes at 9 p.m. central standard time on Friday, December 17 and is open to local and international friends. Good luck everyone!

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CupCakeCutie said...

Love both your giveaways. Such a cool idea. I love flannel and have been dying to get my hands on some of the Folksy Flannel. Charities near and dear to my heart are any dealing with cancer as we have sadly dealt with much of it in my family. That and Autism. My nephew is high functioning Autistic and such a sweet kid.

Amy said...

What a great and generous giveaway!! I would probably choose St. Jude Childrens' Research Hospital http://www.stjude.org/stjude/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=f87d4c2a71fca210VgnVCM1000001e0215acRCRD. A local radio station raises money for them each year and I drive around in tears listening to the stories.

Kati said...

I love that flannel. For the charity I would choose my old employer. I worked for a non-profit agency that provided various services to families including classes, therapy, and support for grandparents raising their grandchildren.

Kelsey Rose said...

I would choose Habitat for Humanity. The enormity of giving a house to a family in need just touches me deeply - it's really a life changing gift to every family.

Kelsey Rose said...

I'm a follower! :)

Kati said...

I follow your blog.

Laura said...

I would choose Autism Speaks for my charity. I am a teacher and many of the kids I teach have autism, as well as a dear friend of ours.

Laura said...

I am a follower. :)

emedoodle said...

After much thought I'd have to say I'd go with Give Kids The World (GKTW http://www.gktw.org/). Which is a place that hosts Make-A-Wish kids on their Disney trips. My niece who is now 4 has been fighting cancer for three years. She got her Disney wish a year ago and GKTW was the most magical place. I don't think they get nearly the recognition they should for all that they do. I thank Amy who posted above for saying she'd donate to St. Jude's I donate there all the time - our only hope is a cure, lets find one soon!

emedoodle said...

Oh and I follow your blog!!

Cara said...

I would choose this organization: http://www.genocideintervention.net/

because I helped start it and they do absolutely wonderful work.

Debra said...

The charity I would choose is Alley Cat Allies. This is an organizaton for the humane treatment of feral cats. They have a great trap and release program so the quit reproducing. I love kitties and have four myself. Thanks for the chance!

Traci said...

Great giveaways! My chosen charity would be the National Down Syndrome Society because the abortion rate for down syndrome babies (90%) breaks my heart.

Traci said...

I'm a follower via google reader. :)

Elizabeth D. said...

Seriously, do you have the lottery in Canada? If you do, buy a ticket! Talk about luck :) And wow, great giveaway Kristie! I would love to have some Folksy Flannel!

Personally, the charity that's nearest to my heart is the American Cancer Society. My father died of cancer seven years ago and has missed some really big parts of my life, and having worked at a cancer center prior to my mommy career and having met so many cancer patients, ACS is a charity that means a lot to me.

SewLindaAnn said...

It's sweet of you to "share the karma" - I would pick Childhood Cancer to receive a donation. There was a little boy in our neighborhood that had cancer in his ear and went through a lot. They guided us to the web site, and all that was going on with children he had chemo with.

SewLindaAnn said...

I am a Follower in Google Connect, but read thru the GReader.

Sugarplum Cuties said...

I'd choose UNAIDS to help with children that are orphaned due to their parents dying from AIDS.

Sugarplum Cuties said...

I'm a follower!

MoMmA jOpLiN said...

I would choose coats for kids. There are so many babies (of all ages) without coats. As a very blessed mother of 2, it breaks my heart to witness this.

Meg said...

Oh man I would DIE for those flannels.

I'd choose the YWCA. They do great things for battered women. As someone who has been in an emotionally abusive relationship, I appreciate how they're helping some women get out of the horrible situations that they are in.

Meg said...

I'm a follower!

MoMmA jOpLiN said...

****I am also a follower! Love your blog & thanks so much for the help with 'the Mckinley quilt'. I am currently attempting it & can't wait to share the finished quilt with you! Hope you pick me!!!;)

Brooke said...

What a great giveaway idea! I love this. I really have enjoyed seeing everything that Tracey (TraceyJay) has put together for Quilt Hope In, so if I'm a winner, I would ask that your donation go to help Tracey out.

Brooke said...

I'm a follower too.

Jessica said...

This season, I'm thankful for the future that is ahead of me and that I have a wonderful, supportive fiance who stands behind me every step of the way! This is just one of the many things I am thankful for, but it is on my mind right now.

Jessica said...

I'm a follower :)

felicity said...

Wow - what a great giveaway! One of my favourite charities to support is Frontier College. They're based in Canada, and they are committed to fostering literacy all across the country.

felicity said...

I'm a follower. :)

Angelina S. said...

I really appreciate heifer international. Their mission statement is one I wholeheartedly believe in, so if I win the charitable contribution I would love for it to go there. http://www.heifer.org/ Thanks for the chance!

figure8ange[AT]gmail[DOT]com

Red said...

What a wonderful generous giveaway! If I were the lucky winner I would make the donation to Doctors Without Borders. I think that their work is so important.

Red said...

And I'm a follower too!

Rachel said...

What a wonderful giveaway idea! My charity of choice is USO- I love all of the men and women in uniform representing good old USA!

Rachel said...

... and I'm a follower!

Linda said...

I am thankful for my two beautiful daughters and my husband and friend. And that I live in a country where we have everything we need and much more.
I would donate the money to Unicef, who help children who are not as fortunate as we are

Linda said...

And I am a follower ;-0)

Mystica said...

Since I run two orphanages in Sri Lanka I would appreciate you giving the money to something connected with children. Anything to do with children please.

Thank you for sharing such pretty things in the giveaway.

Merry Christmas.

gill said...

What a great giveaway! A fantastic idea!
I'd choose a cancer charity as we lost my Dad to cancer and 2 close family members are fighting it at the moment
Thank you

Little Blue Mouse said...

A lovely idea for a giveaway.
I'd like the money to go to a cancer charity as my mother died of cancer seven years ago.

Little Blue Mouse said...

..... and I'm a follower.

Louise said...

What a great idea for a giveaway esp this time of year. Please donate to http://www.nspcc.org.uk/
National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children

Rebecca Johnson said...

I'm thankful for you!!!

Rebecca Johnson said...

AND ...of course i follow you!! xx

Homemaker Honey said...

The flannet looks fabulous!

My charity of choice would be The Bible League (they are in Canada, too).

I'm participating in the Sew, Mama, Sew Giveaway Day! I hope you have time to stop over and enter my giveaway at homemakerhoney.com

Merry Christmas!

Deborah
Homemaker Honey
homemakerhoney @gmail .com

Katie said...

Hi Kristie, Great giveaway! My family has pooled together to donate to Heifer International in Christmases past, so I would choose that for my charity.

jill said...

What an amazing giveaway, the fabric is gorgeous! I would choose heifer international as my charity.

Lesly said...

You are awesome! What a fantastic giveaway! My charity would be Heart and Stroke - in memory of my mother. And those folksy flannels are near and dear to my heart.

Lesly said...

Definitely following now - love to meet other Canadian bloggers!

Christie, Describe Happy said...

Oh gosh those flannels are divine! Your donation to a charity -- what a good idea! I would donate to UNICEF who helps children around the world!

Christie, Describe Happy said...

And yes I am a follower sweetie!

Andi said...

Any local AIDS charity would be great!
Great giveaway.
Thanks.
Andi :-)

Kimberly said...

I would choose the Red Cross

Sonja said...

I would love to win a charitable donation to The Wiregrass Children's Home. It is a local home for abused and abandoned children. They have a great network of foster parents and councilors and I have seen first hand the love they give to children in need. http://wiregrasschildrenshome.com/Home.html

Patty said...

I would love to win a charitable donation to the Salvation Army of Chatham-Kent (in Ontario) since they do so much for needy families locally.
gpglasgow1@gmail.com

Patty said...

After seeing your messenger bag tutorial I also had to become a follower since I have been wanting to make a messenger bag for a while.
gpglasgow1@gmail.com

Auntie Em said...

There are lots of great charities out there doing great work. My favorite one is Hearts with Haiti (www.heartswithhaiti.org). I personally have spent time in Haiti working with them and they are the best thing that has happened to Haiti and have been doing great work for over 25 years now.

quiltilicious said...

Les Bourges Hospice because it is the only hospice for the terminally ill on our island and is in the process of a major fund-raising drive to rebuild the previously too small building. It is solely funded by donations and if there was no hospice here, people (and their loved ones) would have to get on a plane to the mainland and be far away from home.
Their website is:http://www.lesbourgshospice.org.gg/ and donations can be made here: http://www.justgiving.com/lesbourgs/Donate

Great giveaway btw!

quiltilicious said...

And I might possibly be a follower too!

Quilted Cupcake said...

What a great, thoughtful giveaway. The charity I'd choose is the Alzheimer's Association, in honor of my mom, who was an amazing quilter who lost her battle with this horrible disease 2 Christmases ago. I quilt now in her memory.

Pam said...

I'd love to win the flannels (of course!) but would absolutely love to win a donation to The Ottawa Mission. Thanks for the chance!

Jennifer said...

My charity of choice is the Cambridge and District Humane Society (in Ontario.) Both of my kitties came from there and they are both wonderful. Plus, it's a smaller shelter where a small amount of money can make a huge difference. This is a really great idea for a giveaway -- thanks!

Allison said...

thanks for the giveaway! i love amh fabrics.

the donation is a great idea. i'd pick kentucky refugee ministries. there's a lot that goes into helping refugees get settled in a new city, and krm does a great job. i've volunteered with them in the past and met some amazing people.

elizabethdee said...

I like to donate to a NYC-based charity called Citiharvest, which picks up food that would otherwise go to waste--foods from restaurants, bakeries, grocers, and large parties, etc. -- and distributes to organizations that serve the hungry. Citiharvest stretches your dollars very far to help people in great need.

katie and the little things said...

I would have to say that my favorite charity is the Parish Kitchen in Covington, KY. They feed a hot meal to anyone who is hungry each day at lunchtime. The people who work at the Kitchen treat their guests with compassion, respect and kindness.
My kids just collected money to purchase blankets & toothpaste for the Kitchen to distribute to the guests.

SoozeM said...

What a great idea for a giveaway! I am a volunteer fire fighter and my brigade is run just by volunteers, so that was my first thought, but you can't donate online, so my next thought would be World Vision.

SoozeM said...

I am a follower :)

Farah said...

What an amazing giveaway. I would choose doctors without borders, who provide medical aid to all who need regardless of religion, gender or class.

Farah said...

and i am a follower!

Karen P. said...

I am most thankful for a warm home & my family at christmas time!

Hannah said...

What a beautiful giveaway!

My first choice charity (that also has online donations) is Camp David of the Ozarks. It's a Christian camp in rural Missouri where children of prisoners get to spend a week just being kids. For a lot of them, it's a rare chance to be completely loved, accepted, and listened to.

I worked there one summer a few years ago, and it was probably the most challenging experience of my life, but for some of the children it was obvious what a difference just the one week was going to make for the rest of their lives, and that made it worth it.

K@ren said...

What a beautiful idea for the charity <3
I'd choose https://www.pkufoundation.com/ (the PKU Foundation). Its a genetic disorder that children are born with (the heel prick test they do an all babies tests for it) and its not a common thing. However, my nephew has it and its financially crippling. Any help to families with this disorder is a god send. These children cannot eat protein and they have to consume a very $$$ formula as their source of "milk" for the rest of their lives. I could go on and on but it's just really important and close to home for me. <3

Thanks for a great giveaway!! Happy holidays to you and yours. xox

krencamp(at)gmail(dot)com

Ellen said...

Love it! Thanks!

Ellen said...

Bother. Sorry I didn't finish my first comment. I am so thankful for my little girls and I'd probably choose Compassion Canada as my charity because I love what it does for children around the world.

And I'm a follower, so I guess this one is my 'follower' comment.

Those are gorgeous fabrics!

Belle + Bee said...

What a great idea! Picking a charity is easy for me...my grandfather passed away from Alzheimers complications just before my first child was born. ALZ would definitely get my $!

And that fabric is delish!

I'm hosting a giveaway too, so pop on over if you have some time...
belle-n-bee.blogspot.com
beckymac1@hotmail.com

Kelli said...

Today, I am so thankful for a warm home and a family who likes to be together!
I would choose Margaret's Hope Chest.

Paula said...

I'm actually working on 5 donation quilts fr my local church. Would love to win this wonderful giveaway to finish them! thank you

Sewing mama said...

I am thankful for my wonderful husband, son, and family this holiday season.
Thanks!

Kitty Vane said...

This is such a wonderful giveaway, thank you so much for your generosity.

If I were lucky enough to win, I'd love for you to donate to your local animal shelter. Winter is a tough time for abandoned and neglected animals, and sadly animals shelters take in an increased amount of abandoned pets after Christmas and are thus in need of extra support come the holiday season.

Wendy said...

gorgeous fabric and what an amazingly kind, thoughtful prize. My chosen charity would be anything related to Cervical Cancer or giving cancer care to sufferers. I had Cervical cancer a few years ago but I was lucky and they caught it early. I wish there were a cure or just more awareness. Any charity to do with cervical cancer/cancer care would suit me and it doesn't matter which country it's in as once there's a cure, there's a cure!

Natasha said...

I love flannel. That would be a wonderful prize to win! There are so many charities but I think the one I would choose is WWF. My children love animals and so do I.

annedemps said...

I would donate to the M.S. society. We have quite a few family members afflicted by this horrible disease. I am thankful for my health, family and friends, and for the new baby in my belly! :)

Jennifer said...

What a lovely giveaway! I would give to the Children's Miracle Network, I have been involved with this organization and it is wonderful.

Jennifer said...

I am also a follower through my google reader!

Duff said...

Woot! Woot! A giveaway worthy of awesome sauce!
Many thanks for the win op!

The charity of my choice would be one that is just starting up through a fellow quilter, Tracey Jacobsen (http://traceyjayquilts.blogspot.com/); I'm sure that a donation right now would be such a wonderful gift! this is a link to the charity:
http://quilthopein.blogspot.com/

♥Duff

Anonymous said...

That is such a cool idea! I'd chose Bird Studies Canada as my charity. I'm a wildlife ecologist by training (so I'm slightly biased) and I find that frequently the smaller charities get overlooked for the "big ticket" charities. BSC does a lot of really excellent work in Canada and in international partnership in conservation and research. Thanks for the awesome giveaway since everyone wins!

maget
littlefurymaget(AT)yahoo(DOT)ca

Amy said...

Heifer International -- I love the work that they do.

Amy said...

I followed your blog!

Missy said...

Wow, what a wonderful idea! CharityI love March of Dimes. I never knoew much about it until I had a set of twin premie girls 3 years ago. We spent a long time the neomatal unit and March of Dimes was so wonderful to me, my twins and my other two children. They help babies and families! What an amazing giveaway, those flannels are amazing!

Tanya said...

Oh what pretty fabric! I'd probably choose the Canadian Red Cross for my charity.

Violet said...

I would choose
http://www.littledressesforafrica.org/blog/
I just heard about this and I love this idea and it's crafty too <3

Ammie said...

First, the fabric is beautiful. Thanks for your generosity, and congrats on the lovely prizes you won for yourself!

I'd love to donate to www.heifer.org in behalf of my husband. It is one of his favorite charities, because it gives women (with incredibly meager incomes) across the world a chance to begin their own businesses.

Thanks for the chance to win.

ammieloris at hotmail.com

crazylifewith3 said...

I am thankful this Christmas that my husband has a steady job and we have a warm house to sleep in. So many are struggling with the most basic things right now. I read in our local paper that the homeless population in our (small) city has almost doubled in the last 2 years, so I'd chose our local homeless shelter, The Cornerstone Rescue Mission, for your donation. They really need the funds right now.
http://www.cornerstonemission.org/home.html

Krystina said...

First of all, thank you for this generous giveaway. It is wonderful of you to think of the many needy charities during this time of year. I would suggest the National Association for Down Syndrome. My son has Down syndrome, so it is a charity that is close to my heart!

patricia said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I would donate to Samaritan's Purse, our family loves participating every year and believe in their mission.

patricia said...

Since I share the same OCD Obsessive Crafting Disorder, how can I not be a google reader follower.

StitchinByTheLake said...

My husband and I went to south Louisiana (we live in Arkansas) last summer and volunteered for four months (yes, four months!) at UMCOR Sager Brown. It was an incredible place where thousands and thousands of health kits, school kits, baby layettes and cleaning buckets were shipped to The Sudan, Afghanistan, Kyrgystan, etc. It is the United Methodist Committee on Relief's main shipping depot for disasters. I'd love for them to get this donation. blessings, marlene

MN2NM said...

What a wonderful giveway! I am most thankful for my family and loved ones. I think the charity I would choose is the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, which assists parents adopting children in foster care. Thanks for the chance!

MN2NM said...

I'm a new follower - love your blog title and your tutorials!

java diva said...

How generous of you! The Fetal Hope Foundation is dear to my heart (fetalhope.org) because we carried full term our daughter who had a fatal birth defect and said goodbye when we said hello in Oct. Carrying a child with a scary diagnosis to term is a very hard decision, but a huge blessing as well.

Stacy said...

My charity of choice would be Kiva. I truly believe in empowerment through microfinancing! Thanks for the giveaway :)

Stacy said...

I'm a new follower.

Deanna said...

I would donate it to CRWRF to held kids in Kenya. They teach Bible lessons and help with feeding and housing.
Thanks for the giveaway!

Jessica Christensen said...

I would choose to donate to the LDS Church's Humanitarian Fund. They respond to needs all over the world on a continual basis and are usually among the first to do so in cases of major disasters -- food, clothing, reconstruction, clean-up, medical. You name it, they do it.

Lee said...

Hey, I'm giving away Folksy Flannel too! How funny! : )

The charitable donation is SO generous of you ... what a great gift this holiday season. My charity choice would be Heartline Ministries, which is the beneficiary of Tracey Jay's new charity Etsy store, Quilt Hope In. Go to http://allthingshendrick.blogspot.com/2010/12/youre-invited.html to learn more about this wonderful organization. They're doing some really great work in Haiti.

Rachel's Quilts said...

I would donate to Heifer international. My whole family loves the idea of giving a hand up instead of a hand out and it is a charity that my kids understand (and think is really cool - my 4 year old and I love the baby chicks).
Beautiful fabrics. Thanks for such a great giveaway - especially the charity part.

A. said...

What a wonderful idea for a giveaway... I am so touched & love it! My very favorite charitable org. is Heifer International. They do amazing things with food-producing animals to give people resources to become self-sufficient. I've "given" donations to Heifer as Christmas presents for people who are hard to shop for - like old people, who don't really want new toys so much. :) Thanks for bragging about my dress, btw - at first I thought you were re-giving it away, and I just about had a freak-out! Silly me. Glad to cause some happy squeals. :)

Ashley said...

I would donate to St. Jude, I'm a nurse and have worked with sick children before, breaks my heart.

The dress you pictured is ADORABLE and beautiful and I WANT ONE! Thanks for the giveaway and kudos to you for the charity part, that's great

herrmaaa(at)gmail(dot)com

Sara said...

I have been a follower for awhile so I was happy to see your blog on the list!

EG said...

I can't decide! Lots of worthy local charities, but wouldn't it be fun to buy a goat or some turkeys from Heifer, International?

Sara said...

Wow, you are so generous...what a thoughtful thing to have a donation to a charity as part of your giveaway! I would choose Childrens' Memorial Hospital in Chicago.

Emily Lee said...

I always give to Union Gospel Mission. With two brothers with mental health issues, I'm painfully aware of just how close they are to living on the streets (if not for two healthy parents who are able to look out for them), and my heart goes out to the men, women, and children who are homeless in our country.

Thank you for a great giveaway, and for inspiring us all to pause in this crazy holiday season to consider what is most important - living lives in which we care.

AllieKatMom said...

Great giveaway. I have a friend who is starting crafting for Haiti children and I would love to donate the money for that, or towards goods to be sold in the shop. There is an Etsy shop that she opened and plans to get people to donate hand made items to sell and all proceeds go to that charity. I would love for it to go there somehow...either by donation of supplies or directly to the source. either way.

Tawny said...

I think it must be the air of luck in Winnipeg. I've won three giveaways in the past few weeks as well :)

My favourite charity is the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Mostly because I was born with a heart defect and have a pacemaker. But also because I know of so many people that are suffering from or know someone suffering from heart disease. So that is definitely the charity I'd choose.

Tawny said...

I'm a follower as well :)

fieryone said...

I would choose

https://www.reddoorshelter.ca/gifts-to-empower/gift.php

I have two friends that ended up in shelters leaving abusive relationships, and quite often they tell me they don't know what they would have done if there weren't these places to go to.

Suzanne said...

Hello! I love your giveaway! I have asked DH for Anna Maria Horner fabric for Christmas! The charity that is near and dear to my heart (pun intended) is The Children's Heart Foundation. Thank you for your generosity!

Kim O. said...

I love the Oxfam Unwrapped donations. They are a great (and meaningful!) present for anyone. I would probably donate to Girls in Education or towards safe water.

http://www.oxfamunwrapped.ca/about.php

sandyandcosmo said...

Great giveaway! I would donate to the ASPCA.

Max. H said...

I love Mediciens' Sans Frontiers (Doctors without Borders). They do amazing work and I am a huge supporter.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Heather said...

I would donate to Habitat for Humanity!! I love that organization.
Thanks for the great giveaway!
h_freund@hotmail.com

rebekah said...

I would donate to Peyton's Project, an organization my sister-in-law started after her son (my nephew) died last year from cancer.

rebekahricker at yahoo dot com

rebekah said...

I'm a follower!

rebekahricker at yahoo dot com

Callie said...

Great giveaway--and this is such a generous idea!

I'd choose www.taylorstale.com Taylor King is fighting Batten Disease and we love her so much. Please help to end this disease and save our sweet friend.

Melissa said...

For a charity, I would go with Quilt Hope In. It is a brand new start up by TraceyJay. I think your generous donation would really help her get it going. http://quilthopein.blogspot.com/

Melissa said...

I am following your blog :)

Clare said...

what a great giveaway - thanks! My charity choice would be MSF - I think they do such great work.

Alison C said...

Love the idea of this giveaway!
This year I ran my first 10K in memory of a school mate of my son who died from a brain tumour at the age of 6 last summer. We ran to raise money for The Kieran Mess Foundation which is a small charity that helps children with brain tumours and their familys. I know they'd really appreciate a donation as times are so hard in the current financial climate.

Rachel said...

I am thankful that my husband and I both have secure jobs, and that we have a nice, warm house to go home to. We don't want for anything, like some people. That being said, if I won the giveaway, I'd want the money to go to a local homeless shelter. This is such a difficult time of year for those who have no place to call home.

JuneBug said...

So generous of you! My personal cause is bone marrow donation, so I would ask for Marrow.org to recieve the funds. It's an amazing renewable form of saving a person's life, and there is this stigma around it... I don't understand why!

jshen37@gmail.com

Beth- the mama bee said...

My favorite charity is heifer international.

bmoore_mamabee@hotmail.com

JuneBug said...

And I'm a new follower. Did I mention that I love the title of your blog? I so often feel like I have the same disorder :)

jshen37@gmail.com

Janna said...

Lucky you! Hope I get lucky;) I would donate to
OPERATIONFAMILYFUND.ORG They help families that have been wounded or killed in the global war on terror. This was brought very close to home when our dear friend CWO2 Jonah D. McClellan was killed in action in Afghanistan one Sept 21. It was and has been a heart wrenching trial.

Janna said...

I am most definitely a follower;)

Lori said...

what a fantastic idea! My children and I look forward to giving to Gospel For Asia every year. The kids save up money to buy a pair of chickens or a goat, or winter coats, etc, for a family in need. I love it that they are giving an actual means of income for these families. :)

aaronandlori (at) gmail (dot) com

Rachel Hauser said...

I'd donate to Compassion International!

Lori said...

I'm a new follower! :)

Sarahby said...

What a great giveaway! I would support "The March of Dimes"

http://www.marchofdimes.com/giving/support_general.html

For two reasons:
1.) Giving to prevent childhood diseases.. to allow a sick child to live a healthy life.

2.) They have funded research in my lab before so I'm very aware of how well the money is spent.

Mikelle said...

I am thankful for my growing family, one husband and 3 little kiddos.
kell22 @ cox.net

Maroesja said...

What a great giveaway! I like the second part ever better than the first with gorgeous fabrics.
As charity I choose Koningin Wilhelmina Fonds Kankerbestrijding (kwf.nl), it's a charity that researches ways to cure cancer.

razberiswrl said...

I would donate to Heifer International http://www.heifer.org/site/c.edJRKQNiFiG/b.195980/?msource=kw633

In this season whence we give thanks, celebrate with great feasts our deities, and give with our hearts, it seems only fitting to give the gift of sustainability with the message of paying it forward.

If you aren't familiar with Heifer International, I highly recommend a visit to their site to view their amazing work. One of the ways in which they help is to give families in third world countries livestock that can reproduce and provide a sustainable food source. By receiving the gift of livestock, the recipients agree to give away the offspring to others in need in their community.

razberiswrl said...

And I am a follower. :)

Angela said...

Oh I adore those flannels. I just recently got some scraps of them and they are soooo lovely!

I'm so thankful for my miracle daughter! She was born almost exactly 1 year ago after years of heartache. This is a very special time of year forever now especially because of her!

savvy stitch said...

What pretty fabrics!

I would donate money to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation because their money goes towards fighting AIDS through research.

emily.nudelman@gmail.com

savvy stitch said...

I follow you via Google Reader.

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Emily said...

This is absolutely my favorite giveaway I've seen. What an awesome gesture and reminder of what the season should be about! I'm a big fan of Children's Hunger Alliance, an organization that helps alleviate childhood hunger in my state. http://www.childrenshungeralliance.org/

Emily said...

I'm now following you - I knew I would have to be a follower when I saw the yummy fabrics in your header, and I am certain I also have OCD. Great blog! :)

NinjaEema said...

I'd love to win and have you donate to Children's Hospital of WI. My DD had her heart surgery there, and my friend's son is getting his cancer treatments there. The staff is phenomenal.

woodbines-creep said...

I would donate to Feeding America if I won. When I was much younger than I am now, I decided it would be a great idea to go to a foreign country with practically no money for an extended period of time. Needless to say, after my funds ran out; I was homeless and hungry. If I hadn't been taken in by a very kind couple, I don't know what I would have done. I will always remember their kindness, and I will always remember being hungry. I don't think anyone should ever experience that.

senjosuki at yahoo dot com

Korie said...

Wow, love the idea. By far the best today.

I would have to nominate my current employer - North Penn Legal Services - for the donation. We provide civil legal services for the needy and elderly. We are there for those who are facing bankruptcy, eviction, utility shutoff, domestic violence issues, custody, etc. We have a large poverty population in the 20 counties we serve and as the Chief Financial Officer, I can tell you every penny we receive is appreciated.

Thanks for the giveaway and continued good luck!

Victoria said...

I would choose www.seedlings.org. They are a wonderful resource for Braille children's books. The cost of a Braille book far exceeds the cost of a print book and Seedlings never charges families of blind or visually impaired children the true price. It is only through donations that they are able to support our children. Now that my son is about to turn 21, we still order the books so that he can read his favorite stories to his nephew and nieces.
Happy Holidays!

thelastpiece said...

What a great idea, I love that you are going to donate as well and give away. I would love to win, and if I had to nominate it would be the Starlight Foundation, who I worked for granting wished for years. They are an amazing charity and deserve and use every cent they get. Thanks again!

Korie said...

I am now a follower of your blog.

That's the best part of giveaway day - finding new blogs to add to my reader!

Thanks again!

Sara said...

Compassion International because it is a very , very worthy cause that needs everyone's help!

Stephany said...

I charity like Goodwill that helps get people on their feet after job loss. :)And I am thankful for my friends and family

Kate said...

Great giveaway!

The charity I would choose is Daily Bread Food Bank. I just hate to think of people going hungry this time of year!

Kate said...

And I'm a follower!

Consuelo said...

Thanks so much for your very meaningful gift--donating to a charity. The charity I'd give to would either be Clean Water or something that helps kids in need like Compassion International. thanks again. Merry Christmas!

Amanda said...

This is my fave giveaway. Cure Autism Now Foundation is a great one. Autism is one of the top "diseases"(I hate that term but that's what it is classified under) that boys are diagnosed with and yet, at least in the US it is getting the least funding. My son has Autism - was fine until he was about 13 months old. Stopped talking, his eye contact stopped. It was horrible. As a mom I would love to know what caused it. Really. Not just what people want you to know.

That being said I'm so thankful for my family, for our home, my husbands job even if I complain about it, food for our tummies, heat, and God's love.

Amanda
amandaandandy@yahoo.com

Amanda said...

I'm a new follower!
Lots of blessings this time of year!

Amanda
amandaandandy@yahoo.com

memmens said...

A lovely giveaway - thank you. I would choose TWLOHA because we all need to be loved and valued.

Barbara said...

Those fabrics look fabulous!!
The donation I would choose would be Toys for Tots. The number of toys and donations they are receiving this year is substantially lower than past years. No child deserves a Christmas without something to open.

Jennifer said...

A charitable donation is a wonderful idea. I've got a heart for sweet little puppies. so I'll say the ASPCA. Love those pups.

Liz said...

I'd chose the American Heart Association. My Father in law has had heart problems lately.

dooddles said...

I would choose the Spina Bifida Association (SBAA) My daughter was born with the defect but is an amazing person despite her disability.

dooddles said...

I am a new follower, too! :o)

B @ Sweet Limes said...

I am so touched by your generosity. I would choose the local Children's Hospital here because as a child I spent a whole lot of time there.

limes.sweet(at)gmail(dot)com

noe said...

This is a wonderful giveaway :) My charity of choice is CJ's thumbs up foundation (http://www.cjstuf.org/). Our dear friends' goddaughter died last winter after a year long struggle with brain cancer. CJ was a beautiful vibrant little girl who touched many lives in her short time on earth. Her parents are two of the most amazing people I've met. They have created a foundation to help support other families whose kids have chronic and life threatening illnesses.

Megan said...

I love donating to Toys For Tots. My mother-in-law wouldn't have had Christmas without them and so we donate to them every year! I just love AMH's folksy flannels! Thanks for the chance to win!

sales4mp at gmail dot com

Megan said...

I'm a follower!!

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littlebitty said...

I would have you donate to Focus on the Family. They have been a great help to many familes over the years!
dvdenter (at) gci (dot)net

Carolina Girl Mommy said...

I would like the donation to be for the american cancer society-- I lost my grandmother to cancer and want to find a cure so no one else has to lose their loved ones to this awful disease

Desiree
weeshareblog@gmail.com

Carolina Girl Mommy said...

blog follower

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Mrs. Mordecai said...

I would choose WaterAid. It breaks my heart that so many women around the world spend so much of their lives just getting clean water.
http://www.wateraid.org/

Jessy said...

This is an amazing giveaway! Thank you for including not just great fabric but a donation to a charity.
I would want to choose a place called Emma House which is located here in Calgary. It was started by two police officers in the 90's who were placed outside an abortion clinic for protection and were horrified to learn that a lot of the women using the facility were there purely because they felt they didn't have another option. So they bought a house and hired a couple to move in as house parents. The home houses several pregnant women and new mothers at a time, teaches them life skills and helps them find affordable and safe housing for when they transition out of Emma House.
If for some reason you couldn't donate online, I would chose Pregnancy Care centre in Calgary because they also help to fund Emma House.

Laurie said...

Animals bring so much joy to our lives, so I would choose Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Utah. http://www.bestfriends.org/aboutus/ Right now every donation is being matched making it worth twice as much.

tracey said...

What a generous generous giveaway! As a charity of my choice I would choose the Canadian Cancer Society - I have unfortunately lost to many family members to cancer and we continue to donate to this cause every year!

Thanks for opportunity!

Tara said...

I would choose Habitat for Humanity. I worked with them in college and it's a great charity.

Simply EC said...

I love those flannels, and what an awesome giveaway idea. I'd probably pick something from World Vision like 4 chickens for a needy family or hope for sexually exploited girls: http://www.worldvision.org/content.nsf/pages/give-a-gift-change-a-life?open?open&campaign=10152549&cmp=KNC-10152549&gccode=chickens

Luch said...

Thank you for your generosity...! I'd ask you to donate to Heart and Stroke Foundation (so they take on line $?)...my sister has a mild heart condition and my grandfather had a stroke. A charity close to home. (Terry Fox is a good one too...definitely been touched by some cancer too in this family!) Thanks for the chance!
Heather

val said...

Right now the agency we're adopting through-Adoption Advocates International is raising money for small Christmas gifts for all the children/staff at the orphanage. That's what I'd donate to!

Bethany said...

I think I'd pick the Susan G. Komen Foundation in honor of my aunt.

Megan Folkerts said...

I would LOVE this money to go to St. Judes. I currently have a friend their with their 26 month old who is fighting a brain tumor.

I also love these fabrics and if I were to win would make them into tag love blankets to donate to the kids at St. Jude's.

kevnjacks said...

What a wonderful and giving giveaway - I love it! I would definitely pick Compassional International as my charity of choice. We've been sponsoring kids for a while and this organization has such financial integrity but also are doing lots for these poor families and kids - you can really see the difference when there is a Compassion Int. Center in these areas! Praise the Lord!

AMKreations said...

What a great thing you're doing! I would donate to the Salvation Army as they do give needy families holiday gifts and food!

My inlaws have a work in Malawi, Africa and they give food and clothes during the year, but also at Christmas to AIDS orphans and also widows. That is something that is near to my heart and something I work to give to all year round.

Thank you again for a chance to win! Blessings!

Needled Mom said...

What a fabulous idea!!! I would pick The Smile Train or Doctors Without Borders for all that they do.

Lauren said...

You're so nice! My cousin is adopted from Vietnam so I would like to donate to the orphanage she lived in for 19 months of her life. Thanks for reminding me, and others, about giving not only to friends and family but those in need.

Barbieann said...

St. Judes Hospital is a wonderful place to donate. What a wonderful gift. If this was the only gift I won I would be honored for your thoughtfulness in donating to a charity.

WoolenSails said...

What a wonderful way to host a giveaway and to give back to others.
Usually I like to give to individuals who need help this christmas. If I was to give it to someone, I would say a family who is having hard times in your area.

Debbie

Sara said...

Excellent giveaway. I'd love to have $50 donated to the Humane Society of the US.

Jane said...

beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win! I would donate to CURE (an epilepsy research charity) in honor of my daughter who is affected by the disease.
janegstewart(at)yahoo(dot)com

handmadehappiness said...

If I was to win this ace giveaway I would ask you to donate to marie curie http://www.mariecurie.org.uk/
As this is a fantastic hospice, my father passed away due to a terminal cancer 3 years ago. If ever I give to charity I give it there as they made my dad comfortable in the last few days of his life. I miss him every day.

Lee said...

Congrats on your wins and on giving back! Thank you for the giveway. The charity I would choose is for clean water.
http://www.charitywater.org/

Lee said...

i am a follower!

Rachael said...

wow you are really lucky, hopefully i'll get some of your luck, and what a kind giveaway

truthinmypocket said...

you are lucky!! that dress from Modern Marigold is adorable!!!

my family loves donating to World Vision - such a wonderful organization. what a generous and thoughtful way to do your giveaway today!

stephanie dot e dot carroll at gmail dot com

Melanie said...

I have wanted Anna Maria Horner's fabrics for so long. Thank you for the chance. I would donate to La Leche League International, helping breastfeeding mothers. Thank you:)
thurbs8(at)yahoo(dot)com

josiey said...

National Down Syndrome Society, because i can't believe what the reader above wrote, so sad. i love my sister-in-law and can't imagine our lives without her. happy holidays and thank you for the giveaway!
jhoseyheitzman(at)gmail(dot)com

josiey said...

also, i'm a follower and love your blog!

Maevy said...

My love for nature and its preservation would direct me toward the Canadian Wildlife Federation for a donation. Thank you for being so generous in your giveaway.

gchaney said...

I would love to donate to my local Humane Society if I could because they can't save the lives of helpless animals without $$. Thanks for the giveaway!

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