The Quilting Gallery’s Blog Hop Party

9 Dec

Blog Hop Party with Give-Aways

Hello and Welcome to my little blog – today is special because I am taking part in the ‘Blog Hop Party‘ celebrating the 4th Birthday of the Quilting Gallery.  I am now running two give aways concurrently … to enter the SMS give away too please go HERE🙂 SMS Give Away is now closed.

Thank you all my lovely readers and to any new comers for visiting.  This is an opportunity for you to enter not only my give away but many others on the quilting gallery website (the full list of all participating blogger links will go up on the quilting gallery’s site on the 10th December).

I so look forward to these days because I find lots of blogs not yet discovered by myself for great inspiration and know how as well as meeting some new online friends.

With out further Ado’s and to keep with the theme of Patchwork with a slight difference- I present you with this Log Cabin Patchwork Bag in Oilcloth.

The bag has a zippered closure and is fully lined with a further zippered pocket inside the bag.

Here is how my give away will work:

Comment on this post telling me what your favourite thing about this time of year is

Do leave a valid email so that I can contact you if you do become the lucky winner

I will ship internationally

My give away will run from today the 9/12/11 through to the 17/12/11 midnight GMT

The winner will be picked by the Random Number Generator

And announced on the 18th December.

Good luck and have fun:)

Thanks for stopping by



114 Responses to “The Quilting Gallery’s Blog Hop Party”

  1. janelightfoot December 9, 2011 at 10:54 am #

    Wow! That looks like a fabulous give away, love the colour combinations. I too look forward to visiting other blogs it’s been very manic in the run up to Christmas and hope January will bring time to do this.

  2. Anna Lambert December 9, 2011 at 11:44 am #

    This is fabulous x

  3. Rosemary Rush December 9, 2011 at 9:29 pm #

    Lucky person who wins this one !
    Love MOM

  4. Ana December 10, 2011 at 10:08 am #

    This is a beautiful bag!
    About the season I love the extra family time we have!

  5. Michell December 10, 2011 at 10:57 am #

    Lovley. thanks for the giveaway

  6. Turid Bakken December 10, 2011 at 11:22 am #

    Hello. My favourite thing to do this time of the year is of course sewing the christmas presents. And I also love to write letters to my family and friends. Hope to win your beautiful bag! Have a nice week end!

  7. Lesley Ivison December 10, 2011 at 1:55 pm #

    My favourite thing about this time is having family and watching the twinkle in my grandaughter’s eye when she sees the christmas tree lights reflected in the conservatory 1 tree 6 trees in the reflection wonderful

  8. Peach Rainbow December 10, 2011 at 3:05 pm #

    I love the cool atmosphere 😀
    Thanks for the chance 😀

  9. Lana Drum December 10, 2011 at 4:26 pm #

    My favorite part of this time of year, is being with family at Christmas. Thanks for the opportunity to win your giveaway. Lana Drum

  10. Hueisei December 10, 2011 at 6:33 pm #

    I’m blessed with a healthy baby boy 🙂
    Thx for the chance to win ^^v

  11. mammafairy December 10, 2011 at 7:16 pm #

    Best thing is the family coming home- worst thing is the regression to chidhood squabbles as they come home!

  12. Carla G December 10, 2011 at 9:10 pm #

    My favorite part of this time of year is the yummy foods! Thanks for a chance to win this beautiful bag! 🙂

  13. Margaret December 10, 2011 at 9:27 pm #

    Ilike it because it’s not so HOT.

  14. Paula December 10, 2011 at 10:06 pm #

    I don’t really enjoy winter except for Christmas. I only wish Spring would start right after Christmas 🙂
    Thanks for the giveaway, the bag is gorgeous!
    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

  15. Carolyn December 10, 2011 at 10:25 pm #

    What a lovely purse! I would love to own it. :0)

    My favorite thing about this time of the year is the beautiful Christmas music AND all the wonderful baking that I do. I have the music in the background, and the mixer humming in the kitchen. Nothing like it!

    Thank you for the chance. :0)

  16. annie! December 10, 2011 at 10:30 pm #

    I love your bag Dianna! My favorite part of this time of year are the Christmas decorations the Barranquilleros start putting up the day after Halloween! They go ALL out!

  17. Flo@butterfly Quilting December 10, 2011 at 10:54 pm #

    great bag!!
    my favourite thing is visiting with all the friends and family

  18. Debra L December 10, 2011 at 11:27 pm #

    My favorite thing is all the christmas lights.

  19. quiltmom anna December 10, 2011 at 11:28 pm #

    It is a wonderful bag that someone is going to be thrilled to win. I love the voices of my school children singing their Christmas carols . I especially enjoy the day that Santa comes to visit our classroom. It is beyond exciting for them.
    Thanks for participating in the blog hop.
    Regards from Western Canada,

  20. sandra parsons December 11, 2011 at 12:11 am #

    What a lovely bag. I enjoy hearing all of the Xmas songs on the radio, in the weeks leading up to Xmas. 🙂

  21. Lise December 11, 2011 at 12:15 am #

    My favorite thing, this time of this year is Christmas Holidays with family and friends…lots of warm hugs, and lots of love… thank you for giving me a chance to enter your give the bag and the colors are awesome…wow…

  22. Lisa Cox December 11, 2011 at 1:34 am #

    I love the colors in the bag!
    My favorite thing about the holidays is baking. I give away most
    of the pies and cookies I make to fundraisers to help the less

  23. Connie December 11, 2011 at 1:57 am #

    I am thankful for our health and family at this time of year. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  24. Jennifer Gail December 11, 2011 at 2:36 am #

    I look forward to eating and being with my family. I love that bag:)

  25. Diane December 11, 2011 at 3:34 am #

    This is such a busy time of year but I love making presents for my close friends and family. Thank you for the give-away opportunity. Love the bag.

  26. Donna Joy December 11, 2011 at 4:04 am #

    I’m thankful to have a healthy family. Thanks for the giveaway. I haven’t tried sewing with oil cloth, is it easy to sew.

  27. Kelly December 11, 2011 at 4:22 am #

    What a beautiful bag! Thanks for the chance to win.

    I love the smells, the joy, the togetherness, the spirit!

    kelly (at) mysimplewalk (dot) com

  28. Billie in TX December 11, 2011 at 4:44 am #

    Wow a great bag and with zippered compartments. Thanks for the chance to win.

  29. Sallie December 11, 2011 at 5:25 am #

    My favorite is spending time with my family. Love the bag that you made! Thanks for the giveaway! Merry Christmas!

  30. Shawna December 11, 2011 at 6:18 am #

    What a generous giveaway. Love your bag. My favorite thing about this time of the year is getting to spend time with family and friends that I don’t see often. Of course, I love all the parties and food involved as well. LoL. Thank you for your giveaway.


  31. Linda December 11, 2011 at 9:13 am #

    Family and friends is the best part of this time of year. Mixed with lots of great food! The bag you are giving away is lovely. Thanks for the chance to win.

  32. Gill December 11, 2011 at 11:03 am #

    I love your bag! I haven’t tried making anything with oilcloth yet!
    The best thing about this time of year is having all my family home for Christmas!

  33. Ariane December 11, 2011 at 3:23 pm #

    What a wonderful giveaway!! I love the family gatherings this time of year!! Also, I love the wonderful food!!!

  34. Mary December 11, 2011 at 3:48 pm #

    I love the happy time spent with family at this time of the year.

  35. Kate December 11, 2011 at 4:13 pm #

    What a gorgeous bag! I, believe it or not, love absolutely everything about this time of year … it is my most favourite time of year!!! Thank you.

  36. Dennis December 11, 2011 at 6:47 pm #

    What I like about this time of year first is family then the weather I hate when it is hot, please give me cold weather any day. Thank you for the giveaway and I love the bag. Happy Holiday to You and Yours.

  37. Ballardquilter December 11, 2011 at 6:57 pm #

    Spending time with family

  38. jennifer December 11, 2011 at 8:00 pm #

    im thankful for the health and happiness of my family

  39. Angela December 11, 2011 at 10:08 pm #

    I love oilcloth. As a matter of fact my first sewing project as a child was made from oilcloth. I think it is so vintage. Thanks for the giveway. My favorite part of the season is remembering to plant my spring bulbs after the first frost. I love winter but look forward to the beauty of spring.

  40. Sandra Timmons December 11, 2011 at 10:37 pm #

    Hi – I am from Sonora, CA – USA. What a beautiful gift to receive. I am totally impressed with this oilcloth bag. Thank you so much for the giveway as well as your participation in this fun Blog Hop. Wish you a very Merry Christmas.

    Sandi T.

  41. ALLYSON December 11, 2011 at 11:10 pm #

    Pretty Bag indeed. I love this time of year because I get a holiday and love to see receiving gifts.

  42. strandkorbtraum December 11, 2011 at 11:11 pm #

    something green – you don’t see that colour often …
    Thanks for the chance to win something green..

  43. Peggy December 11, 2011 at 11:11 pm #

    I like the change in weather and the possibility of snow. The cooler weather helps me to enjoy the spirit of the season as I grew up north of where I live now and we usually had snow on the ground when “Santa” visited.

  44. Sue December 11, 2011 at 11:36 pm #

    This is a lovely looking bag, thanks for the chance! This season, I love seeing everyone’s reaction when they open their gifts. It makes all the choosing and buying worthwhile!

  45. Carla December 12, 2011 at 12:42 am #

    For me, it has to be the smells. Nutmeg , cinnamon, and pine trees. Wonderful.

  46. Cathy Byrd December 12, 2011 at 3:09 am #

    My favorite thing? Hmmm. I’m not sure exactly what my favorite is… but looking at the tree lights sparkle at night in the dark is a very nice thing.
    Have you ever laid down underneath your tree and looked up at the lights?
    It is a special way to enjoy the warmth and sparkle.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    Cathy Byrd

  47. Mitts December 12, 2011 at 3:26 am #

    Greetings from Seeley’s Bay in the beautiful Thousand Islands region of Ontario, Canada.
    The person Mr. random chooses for this giveaway will be very proud to have this in their possession, what a very novel medium to have used for this tote. Kewl as my grandson would say!

  48. Tina December 12, 2011 at 3:57 am #

    I love being able to visit with family and friends.

  49. mblittle5 December 12, 2011 at 4:18 am #

    One of my favorite things about the holidays is taking my 2 great-nephews to the theater. We started 6 years ago when the oldest was 4 – I took him to an abreviated version of the Nutcracker ballet and he loved it. I have since added his brother and this year my grandaughter. I love taking watching them watch the play. Hopefully I filling their “memory banks” with happy memories.

  50. marilyn December 12, 2011 at 4:45 am #

    My favourite thing about Christmas time is having family to share it with, especially the grandchildren.

  51. Gwen Windham December 12, 2011 at 4:50 am #

    My favorite thing about the holiday season is the happiness that seems to be everywhere… People just seem to be a little kinder to one another…. We get cards from people that we haven’t talked to in a while, everyone seems to be thinking of others instead of only themselves… Christmas is my favorite holiday! 🙂 Thank you for sharing and giving us all a chance to win that beautiful bag!!! 🙂 Merry Christmas!

  52. Janet December 12, 2011 at 5:08 am #

    Such a nice bag! My favourite thing is the little things, doing fun things with family and friends, a glass of wine and some goodies in the evening, the Christmas specials – both music and tv. Merry Christmas.

  53. NM Creatrix December 12, 2011 at 6:44 am #

    Oilcloth, huh? Looks interesting

  54. Carlotta December 12, 2011 at 9:03 am #

    Wow! Beautiful bag!
    My favourite thing is to look the faces of my children when they find their presents!

  55. Catherine QUILLE December 12, 2011 at 9:34 am #

    Wonderful gift for they give away !
    I love to be with all my family at this time of the year … As far as we are all over the world, it’s not very easy, but it’s the best thing during Holy periods.

  56. Lynn Makrin December 12, 2011 at 12:06 pm #

    Love the bag!
    I love the decorating and preparing with my children. My daughter is planning and calculating her gifts for her friends, her shopping needs, etc. It’s a lot of fun to be together at Christmas time.

  57. Mary Ann VAn Soest December 12, 2011 at 2:45 pm #

    Wonderful giveaway -I love to share Christmas with others,
    We have a huge Christmas dinner.

  58. Anya December 12, 2011 at 3:02 pm #

    I love the fact that my son comes home from college this time of year! Thanks for the chance!

  59. Darcie December 12, 2011 at 4:58 pm #

    What a beautiful bag! What I love most about this time of year is that I have more time with my family!

  60. Cal December 12, 2011 at 5:14 pm #

    I really like all the chances for socializing at this time of the year!

  61. Jqluo December 12, 2011 at 5:23 pm #

    I promoted to new working environment.
    Thanks for the generous giveaway!

  62. Missy December 12, 2011 at 6:57 pm #

    My favorite thing about this time of year is getting together with family.

  63. Rose December 12, 2011 at 7:00 pm #

    Spending extra time with friends and family is my favorite thing about this time of year. Your bag is so lovely and would be a wonderful gift to receive.

  64. Shannon C. December 12, 2011 at 7:06 pm #

    What a lovely bag! I love the patchwork. thanks for the giveaway! My favorite thing about this time of year is going around to look at the lights!

  65. Kathy December 12, 2011 at 7:38 pm #

    Thanks for the chance to win your bag! My favorite time to do this time of year is drive around on our Friday date nights and look at Christmas lights. Happy holidays!
    Shahann at yahoo dot com.

  66. AlessandraLace December 12, 2011 at 10:05 pm #

    I love this bag and I hope to win. This time of the year I love serenity and stay in family. hugs

  67. Beverley December 12, 2011 at 10:38 pm #

    Thank you for the great giveaway. At this time of year I enjoy spending time with family and friends. Merry Christmas

  68. JudyCinNC December 13, 2011 at 12:05 am #

    My favorite thing about this time of the year is being around small children – I love the look of wonderment and happiness on their little tiny trusting faces. Their eyes get so big and they make me happy. Thank you for this wonderful giveaway and opportunity. Judy C in NC

  69. Beth December 13, 2011 at 12:27 am #

    My favorite part of the season is the family all coming to visit!

  70. Nina December 13, 2011 at 1:00 am #

    I love the bag, thank you for the great giveaway! I like to decorate christmas tree)

  71. nanbon44 December 13, 2011 at 1:23 am #

    my favorite thing this time of year is the delivery to the nursing home, this year there are 12 quilts, 21 tote bags, wheelchair and walker bags, pillows and more… I love seeing their smiling faces as they get their gifts.

  72. Heather December 13, 2011 at 1:53 am #

    I actually love the weather. Fog really gets me into the Christmas spirit!

  73. Jeanne G December 13, 2011 at 3:27 am #

    What a lovely bag. Thank you for the opportunity to win it. I too enjoy finding all the new blogs during these giveaways. come on over to mine and enter my hoppin’ giveaway and another one that is going on.

  74. Teresa Palmer December 13, 2011 at 6:04 am #

    This is my first blog hop (have recently discovered how much FUN blogging is) and you give away is great!

    Merry Christmas to you and your fammily

  75. AGS December 13, 2011 at 8:54 am #

    Best thing -the chance to slow down, great food and baking for the nearest and dearest…..

  76. minibea12 December 13, 2011 at 10:24 am #

    I love the Christmas decorations and Christmas lights! The bag is lovely!

  77. Jennifer Wingard December 13, 2011 at 10:32 am #

    The best thing is knowing that I’ll be snuggled in my cozy little home with my munchkins and my hubby on Christmas morning, listening to them exclaim over and over again that it’s the best day of their life as they do every year. It amazes me that despite how little we do in the way of Christmas presents, they’re always so thrilled they nearly cry with happiness.

  78. Pippa December 13, 2011 at 11:51 am #

    oh that bag is so lovely, I love putting up the tree and lights

  79. Desiree @ Wee Share December 13, 2011 at 2:24 pm #

    What a great bag! I really love so many things about this time of year. However, when my daughter was born, we started getting a real tree and I really love the smell of it!


  80. Jon December 13, 2011 at 5:24 pm #

    My fav. thing about this time is year is gathering with family.
    thank you

  81. Susan December 13, 2011 at 5:25 pm #

    My favourite thing about this time of year is watching the snow fly while sitting by the fireplace

  82. Susan December 13, 2011 at 6:23 pm #

    Christmas is my favorite holiday. I love all the preparations….decorating the house, buying the presents, wrapping them, making Christmas cookies, gift exchanges, parties, Christmas music, and the lovely aroma of the turkey roasting in the oven.

  83. Nikki December 13, 2011 at 6:59 pm #

    I love the smell of snow in the air – the crisp, cold smell right before it starts sprinkling from the sky…

  84. Teresa Felgueiras December 13, 2011 at 10:25 pm #

    Thanks for your lovely give away.
    I love christmas, the decorating, the presents, baking cakes, gathering the family, everything!

  85. Vanessa Bershatsky December 14, 2011 at 1:26 am #

    I love all of the happy mail I receive. Nice cards and packages for myself and others! 🙂

  86. Earlynne December 14, 2011 at 2:45 am #

    Really nice give away

  87. Mary C December 14, 2011 at 3:16 am #

    I love to create special handmade gifts. It gives me a sense of peace. I get time to think about the recipient and make something specific to that person.

  88. donna December 14, 2011 at 5:38 am #

    I love spending time with ALL the family. They are very precious.
    Love your blog and looking forward to getting to know you and your talents. Thanks!!

  89. Angelika Oberleitner December 14, 2011 at 12:32 pm #

    This bag is just wonderful! I love the Advent time because there are so many Christmas markets around to visit an see what craft they offer, drink some good tea or perhaps some glühwein at home and eat the best homemade Christmas cookis in town (made of my 14-year old daughter)
    Thanks for this great giveaway and happy holydays.

  90. Martha Raiford December 14, 2011 at 12:55 pm #

    Awesome give-a-way…my favorite thing is the white lights everyone puts up on their houses and in their yards…there is just something about nothing but white lights that is calming.

  91. Cami Palacios December 14, 2011 at 1:50 pm #

    I love the colors you picked! What I love the most about this time of the year is that it’s the time I meet my fiancee and also the time he proposed 🙂

  92. Tammy December 14, 2011 at 6:06 pm #

    I love my husband having two weeks off work and my boys getting quality time with their Daddy!

  93. Robin in New Jersey December 14, 2011 at 6:57 pm #

    What a pretty bag! I love going to the Christmas Eve service with my kids, coming home, having snacks and watching the Waltons Homecoming movie.

  94. Katina December 14, 2011 at 7:27 pm #

    My favorite thing about this time of year is how people are extra nice. It would be great if these same people could carry that throughout the entire year!!

    Thanks for the great giveaway!


  95. Diane-crewe December 14, 2011 at 8:04 pm #

    this blog hop is such a good idea, it has become one of my favorite things about this time of year xx

  96. Maxine December 14, 2011 at 9:06 pm #

    Cookies, my favorite thing this time of year is the cookies.
    Big_dog_max at yahoo dot com.

  97. Maria Kievit December 14, 2011 at 10:15 pm #

    Would like it if it stayed a White Christmas. With the lights everywhere it makes it seem better.

  98. Cristina December 14, 2011 at 11:52 pm #

    Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway! Have a nice Christmas!

  99. Jodi Robertson December 15, 2011 at 1:41 am #

    I love spending time with my Family. It is a busy time of year and it can be hard to make time for everyone and everything but Family is important so I find a way.

  100. Debora Talylor December 15, 2011 at 2:12 am #

    The Holidays are especially nice for me because my mother loved, loved loved the holidays. It reminds me of her and I try to keep her traditions alive with my own children. From a West Virginia Girl. Happy Holidays

  101. Mystica December 15, 2011 at 8:47 am #

    My favourite thing is the getting together with family.


  102. Andi December 15, 2011 at 5:03 pm #

    Getting together with my family and of course, making gifts!

  103. Cheri December 15, 2011 at 7:15 pm #

    Love the bag. Thanks for the chance.

  104. jsoosay December 16, 2011 at 12:51 am #

    That bag is beautiful! I love the time with family and friends around the holidays.

  105. Peggy December 16, 2011 at 1:06 am #

    Love your bag, hope I win. I love the christmas music at this time of year.

  106. Laine December 16, 2011 at 2:53 am #

    I love looking at all the pretty lights, especially if there is a “little” snow on the ground.

  107. elflyn December 16, 2011 at 6:48 am #

    Awesome bag!
    I love Christmas baking with my little boys!

  108. KatieQ December 16, 2011 at 3:44 pm #

    My favorite thing about this time of year is that people seem to be a little nicer and more thoughtful to each other. Of course, the woman who pepper sprayed people in Walmart on Black Friday didn’t get the memo about that.
    I have never thought of piecing with oilcloth. What a great idea. Thanks for participating in the giveaway.

  109. Leah Baird December 16, 2011 at 3:59 pm #

    I love the time with family, enjoying each other’s company, and laughing around the table. Also the amazing food. lnb1191(at)aol(dot)com

  110. Katie December 16, 2011 at 5:19 pm #

    My favorite thing about this time of year is all the houses decorated. Plus getting together with family, but I thought that was too sappy to put first.

  111. coloradogirl December 16, 2011 at 7:05 pm #

    What a cute bag! My favorite thing about this time of year is the lights and the music, both always cheer me up.

  112. Melinda December 16, 2011 at 8:31 pm #

    Wonderful bag – I love oil cloth. I enjoy looking at all the decorated houses.

  113. Terri December 16, 2011 at 10:43 pm #

    I love that everyone is in the spirit of Christmas, and it makes me incredibly happy. I love seeing all of the lights and decorations. But my favorite thing about this time of year is getting an opportunity to visit my family, as they are all living out of state. It means a lot that I have the chance to see them.

    Thanks so much for this wonderful opportunity; the bag is lovely! Have a great weekend, DIanna!

  114. Anne December 17, 2011 at 12:13 am #

    I love driving around at night looking at all the lights. I like the food, too. That green polka dot is my absolute favorite color. Merry Christmas!

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