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Friday, February 25, 2011

I GIVE you my Sweetest Thanks ....

as in a Sweetwater Charm Pack & Bucket Giveaway!! 


Here's the deal ... yes, "officially" I have one hundred posts.  However, since I've deleted several here and there as they were just quick notices, I'm sure I reach the one hundred milestone quite some time ago.

This giveaway is for you, my Support Group!  I thank each of you that inspire me to be creative, whether in sewing or in writing ... so far my musings haven't gained too much critizism, so for that I am thankful!  I also want to thank those of you that stop in from Twitter and from Facebook as I know that while you may not be a member of my "Support Group" (follower) here at Why Knot? you are either a friend of mine on Facebook or one of my tweeps {funny name, but much loved, thank you!!}, so I consider all of you to belong to my support group, especially when you all leave such kind and encouraging comments.

Therefore, without further ado, would you like to see what you are taking a shot at winning in this here giveaway????  Take a gander:




Okay, okay ... before you get TOO excited ... only one of these buckets and it's charming little addition will be going home with the winner.... Sorry, I know, BIG disappointment! {{chuckling}}

I made these buckets {{aren't they awesome???}} using Sweetwater's Make Life ... Fun pattern #150.  These buckets are 7" tall and about 9" around at the top. They are made from canvas on the outside and have cotton fabric and batting lining inside. Each bucket is holding the charm pack of the material that is used for the lining ... Make Life Fun bucket has Make Life charm pack, Make Life Simple bucket has Pure charm pack, and the third, Make Life Fresh bucket, has a Sweetwater charm pack.

Your job, if you so choose to accept, is to select which set you would like, leave me one comment below telling me where you support me from; either here on my blog, Facebook, or on Twitter; and with that comment, tell me which set you'd choose if you are the lucky winner. Either way, I really am trying to show my appreciate for those who support me, so while you do not have to be a "follower" or a "friend", this giveaway is for those who are.  Thank you for understanding!!  I'm hoping to sweeten the "bucket" by the end of the giveaway with a few other selections from my Sweetwater stash ... yes, I said Sweetwater Stash as I adore them so much ... and fill the chosen bucket a bit more for the winner.

What say you? Can you tell I adore my Support Group?  Well, I do! and I hope you know it!!

I'll close this giveaway on the night of Wednesday, March 2nd and annouce the winner on Thursday, March 3rd with a random.org drawing.  Good luck, and again, thank you for all of your support!!

edit:  Yes, of course I will ship internationally !!

Thank you for entering ... comments are now closed ... 3/2/11

74 comments:

  1. I would be so excited to win any of them.. but since you are asking us to pick one.. I would like to "Make life FUN"..

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  2. Excellent 'give-away'! It is a treat to simply 'follow'you! I have so enjoyed watching your quilting accomplishments."Make it Simple" and maybe one day I may become a quilter as well! You make it look 'do-able'! (((smiles)))

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  3. I am a follower of your blog and read most posts from Google Reader. Wow it's hard to decide which one I like best...anyone of them would be great! I guess if I have to pick one I would pick the Make Life Simple bucket!

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  4. Aw Wendy, what a 'sweet' giveaway! :-) I would have to choose FUN because it is my word for the year. :-) Thanks for the chance and congrat's on 100!

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  5. Wow! Wonderful giveaway! I would love the Make Life Fresh one. Its my color.

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  6. Wow, they are all great but since I have to choose just one it would be Make Life Fresh. These are all beautiful!

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  7. Oooh! What a great giveaway! I love these cute little buckets! I would be overjoyed to win any of them. I follow your blog. I think I found you when you were trying to reach 100 followers last summer. Thanks for the great posts!

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  8. Awesome giveaway! I would choose Sunkissed. Love the buckets!! Way cute!

    I stalk...Erm...Follow your blog and follow you on Twitter.

    See you soon! =D

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  9. My choice would be Make Life Fresh because I adore Sweetwater! I am a blog follower. Congratulations on your 100+ blog post. Happy quilting!

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  10. Congrats on your 100(ish) posts! I enjoy each and every time you blog. From one Sweetwater "stalker" to another....And if I were so fortunate, I'd choose Make Life Simple because that's what I try to do!

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  11. Congratulations on 100+ posts! :) I would choose the "Make Life Fun" bucket. Thanks for the giveaway chance.

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  12. I follow you on your blog through Google Reader. :)
    Those are the neatest buckets! I like the Make Life Fresh one!

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  13. Hi there Wendy - not sure if I count, but you're in my google reader and you know I love your blog (smile)! Congrats on your 100th post and thanks for all the giggles and inspiration you've shared along the way!! I love all the bags (so darn cute)! If I had to pick, I'd choose the Make Life Fun one!

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  14. Fun givaway. Hard to choose a bucket. But I guess the Make Life Fun is speaking loudest to me.

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  15. Congrats on 100 Wendy! Thanks SO much for introducing me to Sweetwater's awesome custom labels. I've since become a Label Crew member too! Love all their lines and I really apprecitate the referral. I follow you here. I would choose the Make Life Fun bag - love that line.

    AnneMarie @ Gen X Quilters

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  16. Well thank you for a sweet giveaway and what beautiful bags! I like the Make life Fresh, the green is great! =) thank you again!

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  17. Love the fabric buckets, so cute!! The 'Make It Fresh' bucket with Sweetwater is calling my name. I have been a follower since you started last May. I think you found my blog first and then I found your blog from the comment you left on mine during the Blogger Festival. Is that right, my memory is not what it use to be:)
    I hope some of your luck at winning giveaways rubs off one me :)
    Thanks for the chance to win and being part of my support group!

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  18. Congrats on your 100th post :-) I've been following you here on your blog for a while now; I would pick the Make Life Fresh. Adorable buckets! Thanks for the chance :-)

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  19. And I thought I was the biggest Sweetwater fan! I just love all of the lines and have cracked open my Sunkissed layer cake for my current project. I'd be thrilled to win any but I'd probably pick Sunkissed if I had my choice. (Pure is my all time favorite line but I've got quite the stockpile going there already!)

    Thanks for the giveaway and your 100th post. I'm a relatively new blogger and follow your blog.

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  20. Congratulations on your 100 posts! Your buckets are beautiful. If I were to win one of them I would like the Fresh one, please. I am a follower.

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  21. I am a big sweetwater fan to and love to have one of those cute little buckets. I would love any one of them.

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  22. Wow what a great giveaway!! Congrats on your 100th posts!! I am a follower through Google. Your buckets are great and if I was so lucky to win one I would love to recive the "Life is fresh" bucket. Thanks for sharing all your talents!!:O)

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  23. I love you here, and on Twitter! I love the Make Life, though really all their lines fall in my top 10.

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  24. If I'm the lucky winner I would want to be surprised.
    I do follow you on your blog.

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  25. Congrats! I love reading your blog ^^ I'd go for Make Life Fun (though I'm drawn hard to Simple too) because I definitely need to do that lately! These buckets are super cute.

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  26. Congrats on 100 posts! I enjoy following your blog with Google Reader. The buckets look great and I would choose Make Life Fun. Thanks for giving away some Sweetwater. I ♥ Sweetwater.

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  27. I follow your blog and love it! and if I'm chosen as the lucky winner I would like the sweetwater bucket. Thanks for the chance to win - Laurie

    llsbaskets comcast net

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  28. What a sweet giveaway...so nice of you. I do enjoy peeking in here at your blog! I love them all....I think I like the Make Life Fresh the best. I am a sucker for containers...bags, buckets, baskets...you name it. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  29. I saw these "sweet" little numbers in person and they are FABULOUS!! Picture is great but doesn't do them justice. I would be over the moon to receive any one of the 3. You out did yourself girlfriend.

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  30. I've found your blog via Samm! I've been reading for a few months now, and now am a follower legally. LOL. I would LOVE your darling make life fresh bucket, I adore Sunkissed! Thanks for a chance.

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  31. Those buckets are cute! I think I would love for you to make my life Sweet!!

    Thanks so much for this opportunity. I follow your blog. :)

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  32. Hey there and Happy Happy 100. This is my very first try at a giveaway but figured if you don't play you can't win......so here I am.....in the flesh....er in type anyway.....thanks for being a good friend in person too! PS YOU PICK

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  33. I have just found your blog and am now a follower!!! Awesome giveaway! Please enter me in your drawing. I have been working toward making my life simpler so I guess I would choose the Make Life Simple bucket although they are all wonderful!!!

    Lucy

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  34. What a wonderful giveaway! I have just recently found your blog and love the neat things you do with your daughter and for her class. I am a big fan of Sweetwater and would be thrilled with any of the buckets and charms.
    Thanks!

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  35. Oh my, how I would LOVE to have one of those buckets! I love Sweetwater and would love to win the Make Life Fun bucket. I have been eyeing that pattern for a while and I'd make a bunch of them to hold my different colors of scraps. Thank you for the opportunity to win. Love visiting your blog every day!=)

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  36. I'm a follower here on your blog (sorry but I don't facebook or tweet)!! I love, love seeing your creative ideas on the blog - you have inspired me several times to try a project that I probably wouldn't have, without that little push! I would love to win one of those adorable buckets, and my choice would be the Make it Fresh, with the Sweetwater charms - those are such lovely fabrics! Thanks for hosting a giveaway!
    Jacque in SC
    quiltnsrep(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  37. Wendy I'm having trouble commenting for some reason but I'm giving it another shot - not that you would know that since you didn't get the first shot. :) Love the bucket but I'm not familiar with Sweetwater, though I'm going to check them out. I had you on my Reader but have switched over to Follow. blessings, marlene

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  38. What a terrific giveaway - I'd be happy with any of them, but my first choice would be Sunkissed as I don't have that one yet. I think I'll do a giveaway soon as well, it's a great idea!

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  39. Wendy,
    What a terrific giveaway- I have been lusting after the Sweetwater charm pack- tried to get one but where I ordered they ran out! So I guess my choice would be Make Life Fresh!
    those buckets are great- they look life fun to make.
    thanks for a great blog and for being a supporter of me as well!

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  40. As I am well aware of goals, milestones, and overall successes, NO ONE does it alone in blogland...we need are peeps, tweeps, and overall cheerleaders...sew see me...I am the one with the poms poms...Make Life Fresh....I would adore..because I want me some of those sq's from that charm pack..but I also Make LIKE FUN is sew me...Oh darn it already...1st choice please...lol.
    And here is why , I am known for FRESH sheets...it is a long story..but beginning in the spring...I have sheets out on on my line every day....except for raining days...I like FRESH that much...did you really need to know that lol...Congrats Sweet Wendy..I will still be here when you reach a 1,000

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  41. Those buckets are wonderful. I would love to have the Make Life Fresh with the Sweetwater charm pack. I am a follower of your blog.

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  42. Love the buckets! You are always making the greatest gifts! I follow you on your blog and if I have to choose I guess it would be "Make Life Fun". Thanks for sharing your ideas...always such great inspiration. And thanks for the chance to win something made by you.

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  43. Great Buckets - especially Make Life Fresh with the Sunkissed (?) charm pack. I follow your blog and like to read it directly so can see everything, and it loads faster than a reader. Congratulations on passing the milestone of 100 post. Awesome amount of work you've done to assist and inspire others with their quilting and sewing adventures. Thank you for this special giveaway.

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  44. I've been a supporter, most times on the sidelines ! I would love to have the Make Life Fresh bucket...and all that's in it! Thanks :)

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  45. I follow your blog. What a nice giveaway, I'd have to go with Make Life Fun, isn't that bthe way it should be?

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  46. My new motto - "Make Life Fun" and that would be my choice bag. Congratulations new friend. I have a long way to go to reach 100 posts - I am just hoping to get 30 followers this year. I have become a follower on your blog - thanks for this wonderful giveaway and opportunity. Judy C www.shadetreequilting.com

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  47. I follow you and I'd love to 'make life fresh'!!!
    Thanks for the great giveaway

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  48. What a wonderful giveaway!! I am a friend from "that other group" and I am a blog follower of yours too. I would like the Make life sweet if I won. I don't happen to have any of that fabric and would love a little bit of it. I know just the quilt I would do with it too = )

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  49. What a fun give away...put me in for fresh and I am now a follower! Thanks!

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  50. Hi Wendy, I guess you could call me a follower as I have only been reading your blog for a few weeks. I don't twitter or facebook but I do read blogs. :) (Only commented a couple of times here I think.) I "met" you through Flicker,loved your sewing creations! :) The buckets are so cute!! Nice job! If I were to pick one I think it would be Make life Fresh with the sunkissed charm pack. I love being outdoors working in my yard. :) SOO looking forward to the sunshine and warmer weather.

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  51. As a follower I just think these buckets are so cool. I make life fun and simple, so the Make Life Fresh would round out my days. Some 'Sunkissed' would sure brighten this long winter/waiting for summer slump.

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  52. Make life fresh sounds like a perfect motto for this time of the year. Plus, I loooove Sunkissed, and have yet to get any. The bucket would travel to classes with me! (I'm encountering problems Following you this morning -- since I only found you -- but there's a hiccup. I'll keep trying.)

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  53. I am a follower - by gfc and google reader! I love the Make Life Simple. Thank you for the lovely giveaway and the inspiration from your blog.
    butler83ataoldotcom

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  54. I am a regular follower of your great blog. If I'm so lucky as to selected as one of the winners I would like the Make Life Simple bucket. Thank you for the opportunity to enter your giveaway.

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  55. I have followed your blog on google reader for quite a while now and am a follower on your blog. I love the Make Life buckets - thanks for the giveaway and the link to Sweetwater. I would make the "Make Life Fun" bucket!

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  56. oh...o....me...ME..MEEE! pick me? i would LOVE-LUV one those SWEET buckets! yep-yep....i would!

    hugZ,
    annie
    rubyslipperz106.blogspot

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  57. I just became a follower on Google Friend Connect :) Love this idea, and the buckets are so cute. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  58. I follow your blog. I'd choose Make Life Fun! Thanks for the chance!

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  59. I've just become a follower to support you here! They're lovely buckets! I'd choose make- life-fresh if I won.
    Thanks for the chance!
    I'm hosting a giveaway too and you're more than welcome to pop over and participate!

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  60. Your little buckets are so cute. I love them. I would choose the Make Life FUn but they are all great. I am a new follower and notice you are almost up to 200. Hope you get there today! Thanks for the chance to win in your wonderful giveaway.

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  61. All the buckets are fabulous, but if I had to choose, I am in love with Sweetwater, so it would have to be "Make Life Fresh." And I am a follower of your blog - thank you for the inspiration you post for the rest of us to share and marvel in!

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  62. Hi! Even though I pop over to your blog every so often I've never actually signed up to Follow. I just did today...and guess what? The little number that came up said I was #200! Congratulations on your blog and all your supporters! I'd love to be entered for one of your buckets, and i'd probably choose Make Life Fresh with the Sweetwater pack. By the way, just found out about your giveaway today from Stray Stitches.

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  63. What a neat giveaway idea! I follow your blog and like the Make Life Simple bucket - it is a message to live by.

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  64. I just came here from Stray Stitches blog - Congrats on your Blog success and the lovely supporters :)
    I am a New Follower and I'd love the Make Life Fresh bucket!
    Thanks for the chance :D

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  65. I have signed up as your follower and what a greast idea for a giveaway. Cool!
    Any way bucket will be a success on my beach!!
    Gina
    http://gina-catswhiskers.blogspot.com/

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  66. I am a follower and would love to win the "Make life FUN" bucket. Thanks for the opportunity. Now I'm off to add you to my blog.

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  67. I have now blogged about your giveaway:
    http://muchashilachas.blogspot.com/2011/03/pay-it-forward-2011.html

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  68. I'm a follower, and I'm having trouble picking one of your adorable buckets. Simple or Fresh? or Fun? hmmm...
    I would go with Make Life Fresh if I were lucky enough to win! Thanks!

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  69. I'm a new follower. What cute stuff. I like the Fresh fabric.

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  70. I've just come across your blog. Congratulations on over 100 posts. If I was lucky enough to win, I would choose Make Life Fresh. I just love that Sunkissed fabric! Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  71. I like them all :) but I think I would choose "make life simple". Beautiful. I follow your blog trough Google connect, follow you at twitter (EMS arts) and like you on facebook!

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  72. Hi Wendy! I am a new follower, and I have added your blog to my Google Reader. If I should win, I would choose the lovely "Make Life Simple" bucket. I look forward to browsing through your past 100 entries, and I anticipate future entries, as well!

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  73. Those buckets are just darling. You did a great job.

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  74. I love the sweet buckets that you made and I love what is inside them. Please count me in for your generous giveaway. PS I just signed up to be a follower too!

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