Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Giveaway Day and a News flash!


Yippee Yay!! It's Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day!
Welcome to those who are new to my blog, 
and of course a warm welcome back to my regular lovely visitors.


but first I have an exciting NEWS FLASH!! 
A super new quilt book featuring Australian quilters called Desert to Sea was just released today!! Here's the fabulous cover. 

This description sums it up perfectly.. 
"Take a journey to the great Land Down Under … Ten beautiful, eclectic quilts designed by eight inspirational Australian quilters, reflective of the bountiful colour and beauty of the Australian landscape and culture. Quilt patterns to entice and challenge passionate quilters to make unique quilts that will bring a little of the Land Down Under into your home. Betty Kerr, Charlotte Dumesny, Danielle Aeuckens, Jane Davidson, Lorena Uriarte, Cathy Underhill, Rachaeldaisy and Jeannette Bruce, bring to you quilts made with their favourite techniques, injected with a piece of their own personalities and style. Compiled by Jane Davidson."

Be the first on the block to own a copy and order of Desert to Sea from Amazon here. This news is hot off the presses, I'm sure there'll be book tours and fun celebrations so stay tuned for more exciting Desert to Sea news. 

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Now back to giveaway day...


I'll keep it simple because I know there are lots of giveaways to enter so this is what I have on offer -
One delicious layer cake of Gardenvale, the highly anticipated range by Jen Kingwell.

I love the way Jen has captured a retro, eclectic vibe with her designs.
A few of the prints...




This Giveaway is now closed- 
A huge mega-thanks to all the wonderful comments for Giveaway Day. Reading about your favourite garden things made me feel as though I was wandering around in a beautiful garden full of delightful sights and scents. 
I used the random selector to choose the Giveaway Day winner and the lucky number was 41 which means Deborah of Sunshine Through the Rain is the winner. Congratulations Deborah, I know you'll you'll make something brilliant with the Gardenvale layer cake. 

For your chance to win :
*You must be a follower of my blog, or sign up as a follower, eg GFC, Bloglovin, Feedly, Let me know in a comment how you follow.
*For a second chance, let's use Gardenvale as our inspration -  let me know your favourite thing in the garden, is it a flower, a tree, a little honey bee, or something else?

The giveaway is open until Sunday10th May, 6pm (Blue Mountains, Australia time) when I'll pick a winner randomly. I'm happy to ship anywhere in the world.
Good Luck to everyone! And thanks to Sew Mama Sew for hosting such a fun event


477 comments:

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Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I follow via GFC...thank you for this chance

Lee said...

I follow w/ bloglovin and I love bees - taking bee keeping classes! thank you!

Martina said...

I follow via Bloglovin' and I love the possibility of sitting under our garden trees in the shadow and relax.

jednoiglec said...

I'm your follower via Bloglovin':)

jednoiglec said...

My favorite thing in the garden is water sprinkler - I know, it's a bit weird, but I just love the mist it makes and how I can play with it with my daughter (we both are a bit wet after such plays:).

Birlot said...

I follow using Newsify. At the moment I am loving my passion fruit vine. The fruit survived our hailstorm!

Merribeth said...

I follow via Bloglovin! :)

Melissa said...

I follow on Bloglovin

Merribeth said...

I love bumblebees -- spring has finally sprung where I live, and I just saw the first bumblebee of the season yesterday!

Melissa said...

I love wildflowers especially in this area of Virginia. I'm a transplant here and I still am amazed how lovely the wild plants are!

Sujata Shah said...

The dew drops hanging on the leaves shining like nature's pearls would be my favorite things in the garden early in the morning.

Congratulations on being published in Desert to Sea! It looks awesome!

Andrea York said...

I follow on Bloglovin.

Andrea York said...

I love seeing the garden come back to life each spring-and seeing all the lovely flowers.

Christine said...

I follow via gfc.
My favourite bit of my garden is the pond and all the wildlife it attracts

Yoka said...

I follow through bloglovin.
My favourite part of the garden are the huge trees. So majestic!

pennydog said...

I follow on bloglovin

pennydog said...

I love dahlias, sadly though so do the slugs and the birds :S

smazoochie said...

I see a sliver of your quilt on a book cover!!!!!
I have followed you for a long time on blogger -- old school! These prints make me think of my Grandma's dresses.

Peaches1003 said...

Hi ! I follow you via Bloglovin

Peaches1003 said...

I love my hydrangeas. Sadly all my plants got damaged in the hail storm

GO STARS! said...

I follow via Bloglovin.

GO STARS! said...

I love my yard because it's full of plants my husband and I picked out. We walk the yard and check out the progress of each - what's blooming, what's sprouting, what's having troubles, etc. we watch the fish swim in the pond, watch for water lily blooms, hunt for the snails in the pond and lizards on the lattice behind the pond. It's not a huge yard but it's ours and we've planted and nurtured everything in it.

Vickie said...

Hi Rachael, I follow Bloglovin and your on the sidebar of my blog !

Kristin in Alaska said...

Hi! I started following you via Blogger during the last giveaway day! So awesome that you participate, and I've loved reading your blog since I found it!

Vickie said...

Oh my goodness, I LOvE Jen's fabric. I was fortunate enough to get to meet her at QuiltCon this year and pick up some Gardenvale. I came home and started making Dresden Plates and have anxiously awaited it to get to the quilt shops so I can make more blocks. It's the flowers for me !

Ellyn said...

happy GFC follower here! thanks for the chance

Ellyn said...

my favorite thing in the garden is my hubby! LOL I don't really enjoy gardening but I love that he makes it so beautiful!

Penny D said...

following on bloglovin
sewsimplelife@gmail.com

Colette said...

congrats on the book! I'm a follower, with GFC

Colette said...

I love roses in the garden, swiftly followed by peonies and butterflies, roll on Summer!! Thanks for the chance to win x

Vicki in MN said...

I love daisies and butterflies!

Kyle said...

First, congratulations on being part of a new and exciting book. What a wonderful opportunity for you. Second,I follow along via blogger and third, the best thing in my garden would be the flowering trees of spring.

Vicki in MN said...

Following on Google.

Michell said...

Bloglovin follower

Sarah said...

I follow with bloglovin. sarah@forrussia.org

Sarah said...

My favorite thing in the garden are the roses and fresh mint. sarah@forrussia.org

Jessica said...

I follow you via Bloglovin.

Jessica said...

I love tulips. The are one of the first reminders of life after winter. Thank you so much for the chance.

DianeY said...

I follow by Bloglovin'.. My favorite part of a garden is a pool with black lava rocks and lots of ferns growing

DeborahGun said...

I follow on Bloglovin! Thank you for a lovely giveaway, as always :)

DeborahGun said...

My frangipani tree is my favourite thing in the garden, although I am battling with bugs all over it at the moment!

Kay said...

I follow on Bloglovin. Thank you for a lovely giveaway. x

Kay said...

In my garden my favourite thing is the magnolia tree, it doesn't flower for long but is so stunning when it does. x

Margaret said...

My favorite thing in the garden are all the tomato plants. I cant wait until they are ready

Margaret said...

Following by GFC

shayne said...

Bloglivin follower!

shayne said...

My favorite thing in a garden is me sitting with a diet coke watching everyone else do the work.....

LethargicLass said...

I follow by GFC :)

LethargicLass said...

Warm strawberries from the garden :)

Katie said...

bloglovin follower

Katie said...

love hyacinths

Pam said...

Herbs and salads are top of my list, to eat a herby salad within minutes of picking is simply heavenly.

melrosecakes said...

I follow on bloglovin

Pam said...

I love this giveaway time to find new blogs to follow, I now follow with GFC

melrosecakes said...

My favourite thing in the garden are the tulips. They are the first flower in the spring and let me know that winter is over.

giddy99 said...

I love the flowers; I'm always so amazed that they come back. :)

giddy99 said...

I follow via BlogLovin and Feedspot!

Jacklynn Grimm said...

I am a new follower via Bloglovin'. Don't know why it took this long, I've had your Swoon Town block in my Pinterest favorites for a long time!! Still want to make one! jacklynnsteven at netzero dot com

Jacklynn Grimm said...

My favorite flower is lilac, and it looks like I see some purple flowers in this fabric that could be lilacs. Thanks for the generous give away! jacklynnsteven at netzero dot com

carolg said...

I follow by email! I love this fabric line. Thanks for the giveaway!

Sandra said...

I am a follower thru emails. I also love this fabric line. Simply gorgeous colors.


Sandi Timmons
sandit1@sbcglobal.net

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

I follow on Bloglovin

Sandra said...

I just started a garden, so i am going to say my vegetables are my favorite. I also enjoy the birds, butterflies, hummingbirds and lots of flowers. Thank you for being a part of the SMS Giveaway Day and the chance to win that awesome Layer Cake. Hope you have a nice Mother's Day.

Sandi Timmons
sandit1@sbcglobal.net

Béa said...

I follow by email & GFC XXX

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

I am waiting patiently for my orange day lilies. I have many colors but my orange doubles are pretty spectacular. Thanks!

Alison said...

I am a follower via Blogger.

Alison said...

I love lilac bushes!

suesinger said...

I follow by bloglovin

Bees Knees Granny said...

The colors and motifs in Gardenvale would make a great summer (here in the USA) project. Here's hopin'!
Cwoosley12@yahoo.com

Bees Knees Granny said...

My favorite things in the garden are birds. We have no cockatiels, but downy woodpeckers, cardinals and finches will do!
Cwoosley12@yahoo.com

Nifty Quilts said...

Yea! Congratulations on being published!! I would have been upset if they hadn't included you. Looking forward to seeing the book.

Claudia said...

I follow you on bloglovin. Congrats on the new book!

Claudia said...

I'm a great admirer of the SF Botanical Garden as I'm not much of a gardener myself. I love tulips.

Michelle Olsen Sasak said...

I follow you with Feedly.

Michelle Olsen Sasak said...

I love flowers, especially daffodils & irises.

shez said...

Hi Rachael i am a happy follower of your blog,and i loves bees in our garden as the last couple of years our bees have been scarce,thankyou for hosting this fab giveaway xx

Francine said...

I follow via Bloglovin - thank you!

Francine said...

I love daisies and tulips in the garden! I really hate garden slugs and my husband really really really likes talking about his constant battle with them - yuk!

Wild Irish said...

My favourite thing in the garden are bluebells

Lynda said...

I am a faithful follower via bloglovin

Wild Irish said...

following by email

Lynda said...

I am a flower person and love the tulips in the sping - someday I hope to get to Amsterdam in the spring

Anita said...

I follow on Bloglovin. Thank you for a beautiful giveaway.

Lynne Tilley said...

I follow you on my Feedly. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Anita said...

My favorite thing in the garden is sunflowers. I love how they turn to face the sun and they make good seeds for the birds.

Lynne Tilley said...

My favorite garden item.... the veggies that my husband grows!! The smell of the dirt while we are working out there. Just being outside in the garden.... too many favorite things to list here :)

Chirpy said...

I follow you on Bloglovin, and on my favortie tab! =)

Sandi said...

I follow your blog three different ways, as a follower of your blog, Bloglovin, and with a link from my blog!

Great fabrics a modern twist on a vintage feel!

Thanks for a chance to win this great giveaway.

Chirpy said...

My favorite flower in my garden just opened yesterday with a light rain. My Grandmother had lots of orange poppies, and they bloomed last night. Makes me feel close to her and see her smile as they smile in the breeze.

Lisa Marie said...

I follow via GFC.

Lisa Marie said...

I don't have a garden but I do love the tomatoes my neighbor brings me from his garden.

Jenna Z said...

I follow via GFC.

Jenna Z said...

From the garden, my inspiration comes from leaves. I love the shapes and colors of leaves!

Nicole said...

Congrats on the book!

I follow you through Feedly. Thanks!

Nicole said...

My favourite thing in the garden is my kids. Because that means they're not bugging me!

Carla Shiver said...

I follow you on bloglovin with the name shroomfrog.

Carla Shiver said...

My favorite thing in the garden is lily of the valley flowers.

Teresa Stanulis said...

I follow you on Bloglovin'!
tstanulis@verizon.net

Teresa Stanulis said...

I love to grow herbs in my garden, especially by my front door so I can smell them when going in the door!
tstanulis@verizon.net

Robyn Miller said...

Love Gardenvale! I follow on Bloglovin

Robyn Miller said...

Hmm... favorite thing in the garden.. probably anything I don't have to grow myself. But I love sitting and watching hummingbirds and butterflies, feeling the breeze, the scent of the flowers, the splashes of color...

Linda B said...

I follow you on bloglovin....and what I like most is the flowers...all the colors that combined together to make an awesome palette....

Katie.Herzog said...

I am already a bloglovin follower! Thanks for the giveaway!!

Subee said...

I love the spring wildflower that bloom in my backyard....especially the trilliums!

Katie.Herzog said...

I love my giant lavender bush! The breeze makes my yard smell terrific!

Mae Long said...

I follow you via email (a different one).
fabricstasher24@gmail.com

Mae Long said...

Love the new spring lambs that you can see in the field at the bottom of our garden
fabricstasher24@gmail.com

Mrs Quinn said...

Blog lovin follower

Mrs Quinn said...

Love dahlias

Crystal Wall said...

I follow through BlogLovin. I adore quilts, and this giveaway day is perfect. Thanks for sharing. My fave thing in the garden is my old wood stool for sitting. Its my quiet space. Thanks for sharing. Fingers crossed!

Linda said...

I follow your blog through Bloglovin. I look forward to every post.

Linda said...

Lots of things I llove in our garden, but probably birds. In the UK, a lovely little Robin who comes so near to the house and if I'm gardening, he follows me around. In NZ tuis and fantails.

Darlene Jacolik said...

I am following you on Bloglovin.

Darlene Jacolik said...

I love Dragonflies.

Angie said...

I'm a follower via Bloglovin :)

Angie said...

I don't do any gardening myself, but would someday like to take the time to start a vegetable garden!

Diane P said...

I follow through email
sushikrazy@hotmail.com

Diane P said...

I am about to plant a lemon tree at our new house
sushikrazy@hotmail.com

Leo said...

following on my feedreader ...

Leo said...

My garden - I love everyhting about it, but if it comes really down to it I like burrowing my hands into that perfectly not too dry not too wet slightly crumbly perfect fresh soil that you get in spring, when you hoped all winter for a few days of really really cold temps. to break up your big chunks of soild from turning the beds ...

But then I also like being all muddied after marathon planting ... I once spend a very wet rainy autumn day planitng 6 rows of strawberries I doubt there was a bit of me left unmuddied ...

I rather love the "inbetween" snacking walking by the berries and grabbing a hand ...

And I like it if my planting plans turn out well - high perennials, low perennials high andlow annuals in between ... highlights groupings ... did I take away too much of the ever spreading sunflowers too few, did the mint get trough winter well and is covering that low part at the right ...

Ok I'm going to stop - I love gardening. The only thing I do not like is sieving the compost.

audrey said...

Very exciting for you!! Can't wait to read through this book for sure.:) I follow through Google, Bloglovin' and have you on my link list too!

audrey said...

Love watching the hummingbirds with the flowers. That's always so interesting to me.:)

Laura said...

I follow by email.

Sherry said...

I follow through Bloglovin

Laura said...

Favorite thing about my garden is the urban deer that roam through. I know they eat things, but they are such beautiful gentle creatures.

Sherry said...

I love watching my Hydrangea plant go from sticks with a few leaves to a plant covered with beautiful pale blue flowers and large green leaves.

Bookworm said...

Haha, I've just finished hauling buckets and buckets of topsoil into my brand new raised beds, so I'd say these are my favourite things in my garden at the moment. I hope I'll see them bursting with spring veggies pretty soon!

Karen in Breezy Point said...

My favorite thing in the garden is hearing the birds chattering. The new book looks wonderful--there certainly are a lot of talented Australian quilters!

Karen in Breezy Point said...

I follow by email

Sharon said...

ooh I saw something about that book on Facebook. It looks fabulous! hope we get it in bookstores here in the States

Jen Beatty said...

I follow via Bloglovin, Thanks!

Jen Beatty said...

I love all the plants & trees as they are just beginning to bud.

Janie said...

My favorite thing in the garden is Shasta Daisy's. Thanks

auntie sash said...

I follow you on Bloglovin'

auntie sash said...

Our front yard has no lawn - just native plants & flowers. My favorite is foxglove. They are tall and strong and beautiful. They can heal or kill. Just amazing flowers.

jmniffer said...

I love the flowers in my garden. Daisies and Sunflowers are favorites.

jmniffer said...

I follow with RSS Feeds.

Enny said...

I've added you to my feeds on Inoreader. Thank you for the tip regarding the book! A lot of my favorite quilters are from Australia so I've put it on my wishlist. Is it available as an ebook? I always try to save the shipping charges so that I got some more to spend on fabric :D

Enny said...

My favorite thing in my garden is the solar-powered little fountain in the middle. I love sitting in the garden and listening to the sounds it makes.

Danette Stankovich said...

My favorite thing in my garden are my home-grown tomatoes. Can't wait! thank you, peterstankovich@comcast.net

Quilting Tangent said...

Seeing the animals visit. You need to add follow buttons to your site(bloglovin, facebook, etc) 24Tangent@gmail.com

Danette Stankovich said...

following on bloglovin, peterstankovich@comcast.net

Megan said...

I follow on blogloving

Megan said...

My favorite thing in the garden is flowers!

Allyse Keeney said...

So glad to have found your blog. I'm now following you with Bloglovin'

Allyse Keeney said...

I'm going to have to go with home-grown food from a vegetable garden. :)

Fleurette said...

Big trees and day lilies. The book looks wonderful, congrats!

Fleurette said...

I follow via Bloglovin. Thank you for the lovely giveaway.

syfalkenstein said...

I follow you on Bloglovin'.

Katy M said...

Might be an odd choice but I'm gonna say grass! I love to walk on it barefoot and love the smell of cut grass. Thanks for your generous giveaway x

syfalkenstein said...

I love, love,love flowers in my garden! Any garden! Thanks for the chance to win that lovely stack of goodness!

Katy M said...

I follow on bloglovin x

Margaret said...

I follow via Bloglovin'.

Margaret said...

I always love to see ladybugs in my garden.

Gill said...

GFC follower!

Gill said...

Favourite things are my flowers!

Mrs Flying Blind... said...

Now an official GFC follower - thanks for the chance x

Abbigail said...

I just signed up to receive your emails.

hulseybg at gmail dot com

Mrs Flying Blind... said...

Favourite things in the garden - the kids, especially when I am indoors with the door shut x

Abbigail said...

I love to see my irises in bloom. They are so pretty and smell good to!

hulseybg at gmail dot com

Julie said...

I follow on blog lovin, my favourite thing in the garden at present is my fresh lettuce and spinach.

Lori said...

such a pretty and fun dress.
now following you on bloglovin

Lori said...

pretty fabrics.
my favorite things in our garden at this point is 4 blueberry plants, 2 red raspberry plants and new is a butterfly garden. and of course all the wonderful birds that visit us daily

kris said...

My peonies are my favorite.

kris said...

Peonies are my favorite.

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

I am a GFC follower and LOVE the fabrics. These would be perfect additions to my Green tea sweet beans quilt!

kris said...

I follow via bloglovin'

Ariel Huffman said...

Following on bloglovin' (@trekkiechick). Thanks for a great giveaway!

Ariel Huffman said...

My favorite thing in a garden would be all the colors, whether its a bunch of pretty flowers or a sea of shades of green. Thanks for a fun giveaway!

JoyceLM said...

I'm a already a follower with Bloglovin'. Thanks.

LittleHouseontheDairy said...

I follow on feedly

JoyceLM said...

Butterflies are my garden favorites. Thanks again.

LittleHouseontheDairy said...

I am a beekeeper and LOVE that you included honey bees are the list.

Deb Scheibel said...

I love clemitis in my garden, and morning glories, and sunflowers, and anything that blooms!

Brenda said...

I follow you via Bl0glovin.

Deb Scheibel said...

I follow you on bloglovin.

Brenda said...

I am anticipating with great joy the huge selection of sunflowers I'm planting this year. I'd love to get rid of my total lawn (i.e., my weed patch) and plant flowers.

Shay said...

Honorary President of the Rach fan club here so naturally I'm a follower. Thanks for hosting such a fabulous giveaway!

Shay said...

OK- second chance . My favourite thing about the garden is blooming tulips ...which reminds me - time to plant some bulbs !

MoeWest said...

I follow with bloglovin

MoeWest said...

I love roses, especially the scented ones.

Laura said...

I follow with Bloglovin'

Laura said...

I love lavender in my garden!

Betsy said...

Rachael I already follow you. You are also on my blog roll

Erin McSweeney said...

i follow through email

erin2470@hotmail.com

Betsy said...

Rachael I already follow you. You are also on my blog roll

Betsy said...

Rachael I already follow you. You are also on my blog roll

Erin McSweeney said...

i love the smells of a garden, early morning dew and cool nights sitting there

erin2470@hotmail.com

Melanie said...

I follow you by email.

Melanie said...

I love the smell of lilacs. I just moved into a new house and I can't wait to plant some lilac bushes in my yard!

Pip said...

I follow via Bloglovin, my favourite thing in our garden is the white cedar, it provides much needed shade in summer, and the birds love it.

dq said...

Daisies are my favorite flower in a flower garden and tomatoes are my favorite garden veggie. I signed up as a new follower to your blog as well as blog lovin'.

Thanks SO MUCH!

Ella said...

My favorite thing in our garden in the fresh veggies!

Elena said...

I follow you on bloglovin'. Thanks for the opportunity!

Elena said...

I love my trees and my herb garden!

Jeana said...

I follow from bloglovin

Jeana said...

My favorite garden item is tomato plants!

minibea12 said...

Bloglovin follower: Nicole Sender
nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

minibea12 said...

I love bees and grow many of their favorite flowers.
nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

gpc said...

I follow through Bloglovin. :)

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