Wednesday, January 26, 2011

happy birthday to me giveaway :-)

It's that time of year again! Don't worry, I don't shy away from birthdays....I am proud of each and every year I have accumulated ;) Plus, there is cake and presents- what's not to love??

This year I thought I would share the fun by GIVING a gift to one of my readers. I just rolled over the 300 follower mark- wow! Thanks, guys! Lots to celebrate. So, a little something for you.
Here's how to play- leave a comment and guess my age (be kind). That's it. One guess per person, though my lovely followers may have a second crack at it. If more than one of you gets it right, then I will call on Mr. Random to decide amongst the smarties.

If you poke around my blog, you will get a bit more info about me and see a few pictures to help you guess. I'll also give you a few hints:

1. I am older than 20, younger than 50.
2. I had an original Cabbage Patch Doll and liked to watch the Smurfs.
3. The first music I bought was on a record.
4. I learned to type on an actual typewriter.
5. I sported a perm and big bangs in high school.

What do you get if you win? Well, how about some fabric?

Randi at Fresh-Squeezed Fabrics is offering up a fabric gift certificate, the dollar amount matching my age! Don't you wish I was 100?? Not yet, my friends, but hopefully someday ;)




If you haven't yet been to Randi's shop your should really click on over and give it a look. Go ahead, I'll wait....I'm not getting any younger, though! Anyways, she carries basically anything your little heart desires. How about some Soul Blossoms?
Don't you love these Michael Miller bikes? They make me think of spring {sigh}.

Parisville, anyone?

Randi also has an awesome blog called i have to say. Pop by and say hello!

Now, it's time to eat cake! We'll meet back here Sunday after noon Central time to pick a winner! Good luck!

161 comments:

Laura said...

Happy birthday! I am guessing 37. I have a daughter who is thirty who liked the smurfs and had a cabbage patch doll but she wasn't old enough to buy a record (I don't think? I was trying to remember when we got rid of the stereo...). Have a happy day!

Laura said...

ok, I am a follower (you are on my google reader) and I will guess 38 for my second guess. Happy birthday to you!

Elizabeth D. said...

Happy birthday to you!!! I'm going to guess that you're 36 this year. Just seems right. I hope you have an awesome day!!

Penny said...

I'm going to guess 35 as my first guess. I hope that you have a wonderful birthday!

dooddles said...

~*~* Happy Birthday! *~*~ Based on your clues, you could have been my classmate! SO... my first guess is 37 )how old I will be in a few months.)

Penny said...

For my second guess I will say... 37....

Elizabeth D. said...

And now that I'm thinking it over, I'm thinking maybe you're 39 this year, because your list has a lot in common with my sister, who turned 38 last August. And you happen to have the same name as her, so that's my second guess. :)

dooddles said...

My second guess (as a follower) is 36.

Quiltstory said...

hmmm I am guessing 38...I hope I am right! Happy Birthday!

Jessica said...

I think 36! Happy birthday!

Jessica said...

As a follower, my other guess would be 37 :)

Lee Ann said...

I am going to say 39 because I am 35 and got my first CD when I was about 14. I also had a cabbage patch. Happy Birthday!!!

Rachel said...

I'm guessing 35...

Rachel said...

... and as a follower I'll guess 36, though I'm pretty terrible at age-guessing games generally :)

Jamie said...

I think 34! That is the same as me and I share much of your same cultural history!!

Jamie said...

Since I follow you I will also guess 35.

Red said...

I am going to say 36 as you and your hubby were at university at the same time and also because your list basically describes me too!

carolyn said...

I also sported the perm/bangs and learned on a typewriter, but I was a little old for the Cabbage Patch and Smurfs. So since you must be a bit younger than me I'm going with 38.

Happy Birthday!

Amy said...

Happy birthday! It seems to me that you must be just about my age then...I will guess 37.

Charity said...

I too had all of those things, a record, a cabbage patch doll. I also learned to type on a typewritter. It was the year I graduated that we began typing on computers, although not every class had one. So with all of this in mind, my guess would be that you are 36.
May you have a wonderful birthday!

Charity said...

Oh, I'm a follower too. So maybe for a second guess I would say you are 37.

Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday to YOU!

Belinda said...

I'm going to guess 32.

Belinda said...

Ok, since I'm a follower, I get to guess again...And I'm going to change it to help my chances.... 31. :)

Tanya said...

I'll say 35, same age as me. I had the cabbage patch when they 1st came out, did the perm, watched the smurfs and all that fun stuff!
Happy Birthday!

Tanya said...

And since I'm a follower, I'll also go with 33.

randi said...

happy birthday to you! i will not leave a guess for your age, since i know the answer. :)

have a wonderful day!

Martina said...

Happy birthday to you! I just had a look at your christmaspicture and think you look so young! So I would guess 33?

Martina said...

And as a follower I try my second chance and would say not more than 34!Love to read your posts!

RavenzTarot said...

39 same age as my BF who is younger than me

A Seam to Sew said...

I'm going to guess 38. Happy Birthday!

Kelly, Andrew & Liam said...

I'm guessing 37... And I'm crossing my fingers.

A Seam to Sew said...

My second guess is 41. Really, I have no idea :)

robin said...
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SewLindaAnn said...

My first guess is 33. Hope you're enjoying your cake!

SewLindaAnn said...

As a OCD Follower, my 2nd guess is 39. I'm usually way off in guessing people's ages.

robin said...

Happy birthday! I'm guessing 36. :)

robin said...

I'm a follower - my second guess is 37.

allsewnup said...

My first guess is going to be ...35.
Happy Birthday!

Carolyn

allsewnup said...

My back-up will be...38.
Thank you for the chance to win.

Carolyn

Lauren P said...

Happy Birthday! I'll guess 37

Lauren P said...

I follow you on my google reader! Thanks for the giveaway! If not 37, how about 39?
Happy Birthday!

Cricket said...

I'm 38 and though I didn't have a Cabbage Patch Kid it wasn't for lack of desperate desire. And I didn't have a perm and big bangs, but the rest of my class did, so I'm going to go with 38.

Cricket said...

And since you're on my reader, I'm also going to guess 39 because I'm going to be 39 in three weeks.

Katie B. said...

I'm guessing 34! Happy birthday. And thanks for the giveaway!

Katie B. said...

Guess #2...35.

inday_adin said...

I sure didn't have a cabbage patch doll before, but I am guessing you are around 37? Happy Birthday to you. :) Wish you good health for always! It sure would be awesome to have some cool fabrics!

Adin B
myholypondhill(at)yahoo(dot)com

A. said...

Hum. 36. That's what I'll go with. :)

Barb said...

Happy Birthday to you! I'm guessing 38! Hope you enjoy your day.

Jodi-JoJoMia's Place said...

I am guessing 44 because that is my age and I had big bangs, a perm, loved the Smurfs and had lots of records. I did not look at any pictures so I hope I don't offend you by guessing too high? If we are the same age, that is like totally awesome! LOL

Jodi-JoJoMia's Place said...

Since I am a follower of yours, my second guess is 43. I also typed on an actual typewriter. No "Keyboarding Class" for me.

Lindsay Conner said...

Mark me down for 37! That's my guess...

Lindsay Conner said...

And I'm a follower, so I'll also say 36. Trying to base my guesses off of my older cousin, who had cabbage patch dolls. (I got her hand-me-downs.)

Robin said...

My b-day is the 25th :) Happy Birthday my Aquarius friend! I'm a follower... I love your blog & my guess is 36.

Tawny said...

Hmm well we know that you're old enough to have made it through dentistry school and have a few gorgeous kids... and I really loved the Smurfs too (I actually have one tattooed on me)... so I'm guessing somewhere close to my age...

37?

razberiswrl said...

The clues are SOOO deceiving!! I'm 31, and all of those things apply to me ... buuut, I did some digging, and I'm going to guess that you are 38. Happy bday!!!

Little Blue Mouse said...

Happy Birthday Kristie!
I'm guessing you'll be 33.

Little Blue Mouse said...

As a follower, I'll go with 34.

Dianne said...

Happy birthday and thanks for sharing the fun with a generous giveaway! I'm guessing you're 38 today ... Hope you enjoy your cake and presents : )

Libby said...

I'm gonna guess 39 - cuz I too had a Cabbage Patch, loved Smurfette (and maybe Papa Smurf too, listed to records, and sported big bangs in HS and I TOO am turning 39 this year!! Happy Birthday! xoxo

Jen T said...

I'm going to go with 39. Happy Birthday!!

kendra sue said...

I'm gonna guess 35 just cuz it sounds like a good number right?

Robyn said...

Happy Birthday! I guess 37.

Kelsey said...

I' going to go with 37 because of the record, though seems a little high to me....

Kelsey said...

And Ill make my follower guess 39

felicity said...

Based on your hints, and the typewriter hint in particular, I am going to guess 38.

Sara said...

I'm going to guess 42

felicity said...

And my bonus follower guess is 36.

Sara said...

My second guess is going to be 37, since I'm a follower.

Hope you have a wonderful birthday! :-)

Debra said...

I'm guessing 38!

Debra said...

I'm a follower also so my other guess is 39 and holding!

Quiltstory said...

Oh, I didn't realize followers get an extra guess. hmmm 37

H2Ogirl said...

Well I'm right in there with you with all of those things. . so my first guess is 34.. whoop whoop. (My age)

Kristie said...

LOL! Nobody'd going to throw me a bone and guess I am in my 20s???? Maybe I should award the most FLATTERING guess! ;)

H2Ogirl said...

As I'm a follower.. and I adore google reader that I can visit each site and give you the well deserved hits you should be getting. My second guess would be 36. Typewriters are the hard one. I'm not sure if my high school was behind the times or what.

Debbie said...

OK- This is fun!

You are a tad bit older than I am I think. I am 29 and had a cabbage patch doll and liked the smurfs. But my first music I bought myself was a CD.

I started to type on some big computers back in grade 7. And I had curly bangs.

I think you are probably 35

Debbie said...

my second guess as a follower is 36

Stine said...

Based on your clues, I'd guess 37. I remember most of those things, but you may be just a couple years older than me.

Stine said...

My "follower" bonus guess is 38.

Bree said...

Happy birthday! I'm going to guess 32.

Bree said...

I'm a follower too, so my extra guess is 37.

Kristi said...

My guess is 33. : )

Kristi said...

I'm a follower so second guess is 35 ^_^

ladybug said...

you sound like you're my age, but it would be rude to say 40, right? So I'll guess 38!

ladybug said...

And my bonus guess is 39! Happy Birthday!

Anne said...

Your little bio sounds a lot like me, and I just turned 36 last week, so that's going to be my guess! :D

Thank you for a wonderful giveaway and I hope you have a fantastic birthday!

Anne said...

I'm a follower, so my second guess is 38, because even numbers seem more fun than odd. I have no idea why!

Mel said...

Happy birthday! All of the things you said above apply to me (I had smurf wallpaper and the mini-pops was my first record!). I'm turning 36 next month so that's my guess.

Mel said...

I'm a follower so my second guess is 37

Dan Rouse said...

Based on the smurfs and cabbage patch kids I think I have about 5 years on you, So I'm guessing 38.

Brooke said...
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Brooke said...

Sheesh! Way to put us on the spot (*wink). I'm going to guess 37. Happy birthday! I hope you have a good one.

amy said...

Everything you said as a hint is true for me. So my guess is that you are turning 39 because that's how old I'll be this year. Happy, Happy Birthday!

quiltilicious said...

40 is my first guess because no one else has guessed that. I can't spot any lines on your forehead but I am sure Botox is as readily available in Winnipeg as it is elsewhere in the world so.

quiltilicious said...

And 41 is my second guess on the basis that you turning 40 last year was a seminal moment for you, you re-evaluated what was important to you in your life and decided that the only way forward was to start a blog about the finer points of quilting and that since that point your life has been enriched immeasurably and looking back on the last 12 months you realise that turning 40 was actually nothing to be scared of because of all the quilting loons you have come into contact with.
That was a long sentence wasn't it?

quiltilicious said...

P.S. Is Randi open to bribery?

Amanda said...

I'm going to guess 34!!

Amanda said...

And since I'm a follower my second guess is 35!!

carolyn.payne said...

Such a BRAVE woman to let the world guess your age! Here's hoping we are the same age...34 :)

Kati said...

I think you might be 36. I had all those things as well, except the vinyl records. I was more into cassettes. I'm guessing you have a couple years on me.

Kati said...

As my second guess, I'll choose 37. Happy Birthday!

carolyn.payne said...

...and because I'm a follower, Happy Birthday wishes to you as you turn...36?

Leigh Ann said...

I'm going to guess 33! I'm 33 and all of your hints apply to me, too. Happy Birthday!!

Leigh Ann said...

I'm also a follower...second guess is 34.

Norma said...

Now is this the age you THINK you are or you ACTUALLY are! 29 & holding is my guess & I'm sticking to it!!

Happy happy bday to you. Wishing you beautiful adventures in the year ahead

Lee Ann said...

Let's see. I'm going to go with my first instinct. You sound like my niece who had all that you mentioned and more... So, my guess is 33.

Anonymous said...

You must be 38!! Your list describes me perfectly by the way!

Mollie
mchamber@lorainccc.edu

Anonymous said...

And I'll guess 37 as a follower.

Mollie
mchamber@lorainccc.edu

ce_clancy said...

I am guessing 42, you sound exactly like me, smurfs,cabbage patch kids, typewriter, etc.

fallingforpieces said...

39? Happy Birthday :)

Christie, Describe Happy said...

Well, Happy Birthday and congrats on the big 3-0-0 followers too!

My guess will have to be 38? Smurfs are awesome btw! And I could really do some damage with more fabric!!

Christie, Describe Happy said...

I also happily follow along.. second guess... 36?

Kelli said...

Happy birthday mate! You don't look a day over 21 to me! :)

Sarah said...

Happy Birthday! I'm guessing you around 37!

Sarah said...

For my other (follower) guess I'm going to guess 36...

April said...

My guess is 36!

ariuna said...

Happy Birthday - I totally agree about making birthdays a big thing!! All the more excuse for presents and cake and celebration :) I think I'll go with 36...

ariuna said...

And as a follower, I'll make my second guess 37. Whatever your age, have a great day!!!!

Mimi said...

Very nice giveaway and fun!! Based on your clues you are a little bit younger than I am but not by much.... so my guess is 40!!

Mimi said...

Lucky for me I am a follower so I get another guess and I am going to say 39 because you didn't really make it sound like it was a "big" deal yet.

Amy said...

I'm going to guess 34 -- I could have the same list, and that's how old I am. Happy Birthday!

Amy said...

And for my second guess, 35.

Lee said...

Hmm, I think you must be right around the same age as me, based on the Cabbage Patch Kid, Smurfs, and the perm in high school. : ) I'll go with 37.

Happy birthday and happy 300 followers! I guess you're officially a "big" blog now, if the Liebster award is any indication. : )

Lee said...

And my second guess is 38.

SoozeM said...

OK well I know from previous posts your mum turned 60 last year. I watched smurfs, had a cabbage patch doll, and a perm in high school, but my first music purchase was on cassette not record. Wikipedia says records were around until 1991 though. Smurfs aired from 1981 to 1989. The original cabbage patch kids were made from 1982 - 1989. So I am guessing you would be about the same age as me, 35.

SoozeM said...

I am a follower so my second guess would be 36 :)

MaryAnne said...

I'm going to guess you're turning my sister's age, 35.

MaryAnne said...

And my second guess is 36, since the same sister turns 36 come March =)

Pink Stitches said...

My guess is... 36! Btw, I've been looking for sites with cute fabrics. Thanks for the link! I'm a new follower :-)

Keith said...

My guess is 36. I remember perms, big bangs.
Happy Birthday!!

Amy @ Increasingly Domestic said...

Happy 37th Birthday!!! Am I right? ;)

Amy @ Increasingly Domestic said...

My second guess is 36.

Janna said...

I'm 32 and the list mostly applies to me except maybe the records so my first guess was gonna be 33.

Janna said...

and as a google reader for my second guess I'm gonna go out on a limb and say 38 - even tho you don't look a day over 29!!! Seriously, you look really young!! I'm crossing my fingers and HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!! eNJOY;)

Rosalie said...

I'm going to guess 36

Tango Charlie said...

Well I loved all those things and I turn 35 soon... so am going to guess the same (although I'm pleased to say I missed the perm craze!)
Happy Birthday!

jednoiglec said...

Happy Birthday!

Oh, it's really hard for me to guess, because I'm from other country than you...
Following your hints I guess you are only a bit older than me, so I bet for 35:)

jednoiglec said...

I'm your follower so my second guest is 37:)

Liz @ LivingMySweetLife said...

38! You sound like you may be the same age as my sister in law =) Happy Birthday!

Marcia W. said...

My best guess is 39 years young.

Marcia W. said...

Hi! I am a follower. My second guess is 40.

Kimberley said...

I'm going to say 36 because I am 36 and I meet all the listed criteria!

Happy Birthday!

--Berley

beth said...

I too had a 1st edition CP doll, remember the big bang era(although my limp locks would never cooperate so no school photos to remind me of the horrors)..I'm going to guess 34.

beth said...

and for my second guess...hmm...36

Megan said...

Hmmmm I am going to guess 36.

Megan said...

And for a follower guess....how about a curve ball.....24 :) Happy Birthday! You are only as old as you act! :)

okiedokie said...

Happy birthday. I'm guessing 33.

Samantha said...

Happy Birthday my crafty soul mate! Cannot wait to celebrate mine in Utah at the sewing summit!! Can I still enter without actually stating how old you are (afterall I do know the answer and that you will always be older than me)?!? Love you!

Amanda @ Ramblings of an Empty Mind said...

All of those comments apply to me too...so since I'm 36, I'm going to guess you're the same. :)
Either way, Happy Birthday!

Meg said...

I'm going to guess 35!

Happy birthday!

Hannah said...

hmmm, I'm going to say 38
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Hannah said...

since I'm a follower, I'm gonna take a second guess and say 41
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Nicole Dobbins said...

I'm going to guess 41.

Andrea said...

39! all those things you mentioned, I've gone through, and I'm 39. ;-) Happy Birthday whatever your age...

Denise said...

I am going to guess 40, only because you could have been describing ME and I just turned 40 LOL! Happy birthday to you!

Anita said...

Happy birthday! I'm going to guess 42.

mevrouw Pardoes said...

I guess 43, just like me.
Happy birthday from Holland!

Meg said...

I identified with every one of your clues, so I'm going to guess that you're my age--33! Whatever the number, hope it's a happy one!

Angela D. said...

I'm going to guess 38. Your clues sound like you grew up around the same time as me and my sisters! Happy Bday!

Crystal said...

Happy Birthday to you! I'm guessing 38 - that was the year I graduated from high school! Oh, my - that makes me feel quite old. Winning such a lovely giveaway would make me feel much, much better :) Thanks for sharing!

Steffanie said...

Nothing like a fabric giveaway to generate tons of comments!

I'm going to guess 35.. right there in the middle.. also I am 35 and did/had all those lovely memories you talked about...

Have a great birthday! Thanks for the giveaway!

Beth said...

My guess is 34 years old. The memories you shared reminded me immediately of a darling little redhead named Autumn who must be right around your age. When I did the math in my head I was shocked to realize that she is 34-going-on 35 now. Yikes. Where do the years go? I hope this is the beginning of a good one for you. Thanks for the giveaway.