Wednesday, November 3, 2010

GIVEAWAY!!

It's time for a new GIVEAWAY!!! This time we're giving away the ever-so-amazing Punctuation Kit!!

Finished Quilt


Fabric Closeup

The adorable tin that it comes in!

This is an adorable kit and that little lunchbox is just too cute for words! You can enter to win this by following us, then commenting on this post with your favorite childhood pasttime (and your email address)! Please only comment once, unless you'd like to enter a friend. In that case just put their email address in the comment meant for them!

We'll have this post open until the day we pick the winner!

Good Luck!


188 comments:

Melissa Leonard said...

My favorite passtime was having campout sleepovers at my best friends house and always ending up inside by the morning.

Melissa
mdn1402@yahoo.com

I love you website and blog!

Monica said...

Making forts in the living room using the dining chairs and a blanket...that was one of me and my brother's favorite things to do growing up.

Thanks for the chance to win!

Carolina said...

Yay! I'm a follower!

Childhood pastime... well... I had the cutest little "My Little Pony" chain-stitching sewing machine, and I made all kinds of clothes for my Cabbage Patch Dolls! : ) I even made a little patchwork quilt for them!

carolina{@}carolinamoore{.}com

Sarah said...

I'm a follower!

I was a big time reader, that was what you could find me doing most of the time. Besides that, I played barbies forever with my sister!

sarah8914 at gmail dot com

Lisa said...

I love, love loved playing with friends on my dad's construction equipment! We would play 'Red Light, Green Light!' on the flatbed trailer. On rare occasions, Daddy would give us a ride in the bucket of the front-end loader!!!! It's amazing we lived to tell about it.

Cousin Lisa
kingthing09@yahoo.com

ShirleyC said...

When I was a kid, we would draw off "play houses" in the dirt. We'd have windows, doors, and everything. We would only walk in and out through the doors. LOL Lots of imagination, but so much fun!

clarkclay@bellsouth.net

Ginger said...

My favorite childhood pass time was playing outside.
Thanks for the giveaway, that's a cute quilt.

gingerc at gmail dot com

Lisa said...

I am already a follower :) My most favorite thing to do when I was a child was to roller skate! Every Wednesday and Saturday my mom would take me to the roller rink and I would skate every I went! I was in a roller durby as well. That had to be the best time of my childhood!!

Lisa

weddle(dot)lisa(at)gmail(dot)com

Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway!

Anonymous said...

My favorite passtime was going fishing with my grandpa. Those were the best times.

Sara Mayo
sara_mayo77@hotmail.com

Sew Here We Are said...

Anything outdoors! And when I couldn't be outside, writing/acting out plays with my siblings, cooking and quilting with my grandmother! mariettabirdwell@gmail.com

WvHmmngbrd said...

I was a crafter even as a child. I have a picture of myself knitting a scarf at 4 years old! I'm a follower! Thanks for the chance to win!

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Jenn said...

My favorite childhood pasttime was reading - I can just see my little girl curled up under this quilt reading - it's a perfect reading quilt!

knitnlit AT gmail DOT com

Emily Simmons said...

We used to love to build tents with sheets and blankets. We would tuck them in our drawers and tuck them in mattresses to hold them up. Fun times.

1prince1princess@comcast.net

Nancy Sue said...

Every other Friday, my parents used to take my brother and I on a "mystery bus". We'd go to the drive in, or a restaurant or the theatre. We wouldn't know where we were going until we arrived. I can't wait to start "mystery bus" with my little one. The anticipation was the best. Think it will work to go grocery shopping? I am a follower and love your blog. Thank you for your generous giveaway!
nsue21702 at gmail dot com

PinkFlamingo said...

Roller skating in the driveway

Thanks for the chance to win
-Amy

Marci Girl said...

I'm a follower! What is my favorite childhood pastime? I loved sewing clothes for my barbie. I can remember making Mardi Gras ballgowns in gold, purple and green! Maybe I should make some barbie clothes for my niece for Christmas!

This is a great giveaway!
marcijdebetaz (at) hotmail {dotcom}

Peggy said...

Being a teacher of 34 years my favorite pasttime was charging the neighborhood kids 15 cents every Tuesday and Thursday during the summer to have "school" in my garage! I was only in fifth grade so it must be in my blood! Of course I love the punctuation fabric because it has to do with school, my other favorite thing to do besides sewing!
I love your blog because it is so personal and it sounds like you are my best friend! I think it is time to retire so I can sew all day instead of just the weekends! I can't wait to visit you in your new location, it sounds exciting!
fergusonp@hayscisd.net

Barbara said...

I would say that playing with dolls was my biggest past time - but I also like reading, playing jacks, outside playing kickball, tag and roller skating.
I would love to win :-)

Barbara

Susan said...

Loved rollerskating with my neighborhood pals! Love your blog!

Anonymous said...

My favorite pastime was playing 'Kick the Can' and our block-wide Hide 'n Seek games. I hope I win; I've been wanting to start quilting!

Denise
dosews@gmail.com

Mimi said...

When we were kids we always played outdoors all sorts of games: kick the can, frozen tag, what time is it Mr. Wolf, Museum, on and on!! We'd have to be chased indoors when it got dark. I am a follower and this is a very sweet giveaway!

Angela Pea said...

Whoot! I'm a follower!

My favorite childhood passtime? Riding my bicycle. My sisters and I would roam the countryside from sunup to sundown. (Yeah, we live out in the country!)

Annelies said...

My sweet daughter ( who teaches second grade) is having her first child in January. What a perfect quilt this would be for the baby.
Favorite childhood memory.....pretending that saw horse were REAL horses complete with blanket saddles and ropes for reins.
anneliesd@mac.com

SewLindaAnn said...

Favorite childhood pasttime was playing my parent's old records and dancing around the house to Zorba the Greek and Tommy Dorsey for examples. I've been a subscriber in GReader, and now also clicked the Follow button.

Evelyn Dalton said...

My favorite passtime was hiding in a tree or somewhere in the yard with a new book from the library. A pb&j sandwich really increased the joy of that new book!

Evelyn
ejanedalton@gmail

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momid5 said...

My favorite past-time was to play doll house with my little sis....it is amazing how many things we "made"with acorn caps,twigs and pebbles. Then we would bring the hand sized rocks inside so the dolls could have furniture there too!!(Mom didn't know but Grandma did!)Thanks for the trip down memory lane..I really like the colors in the kit;hope to win.
seasoned5@yahoo.com
and I am a follower :-)

Malmbergs said...

Playing hide n seek at night with all the neighborhood kids.
barberg@sbcglobal.net

Anonymous said...

After a rain our Mom would let us walk through the mudpuddles around the neighborhood. Sometimes we "accidently" slipped. Then we got hosed off when we got home.
Carla
dcs5556@yahoo.com

Nancy show said...

A favorite thing to do was make clothes for my dolls but I had to stand on the treadle and rock back and forth because my legs would not reach if I was sitting. I was only 4! I still own the Singer treadle. Also just the absolute freedom to play outdoors all day with no worries. It was the 50s! I'd love to make this for my great neon or nephew on the way in January!

Nancy said...

My best friend and I would make playhouse's in my yard with Sticks, rocks and plants among the pine trees- we had doors and even windows, dining areas and sleeping areas - built every day because we had to take it down and clean up every day!!! Oh for the simple times!!!

Brenda B said...

My mom was gracious enough to let me turn our enclosed front porch into "my house". I had a kitchen and of course lots of baby dolls to take care of. My sister and I spent hours and hours playing house.

Sheila Galindo said...

I loved playing dolls and paper dolls.

Kaylee said...

I loved to read... and sewing with my mom!
kaylee.a.carpenter@gmail.com

Marla Willier said...

My favorite pastime was was looking through the Sear catalogue at the fabric section, then begging my Mom to let me order fabric for a project. If I wasn't sewing - I was laying on a huge rock in my backyard reading. Sewing and reading are my passions in life.

Anonymous said...

When my Mother and I were in your store last Saturday - we commented on how precious time was spent with her teaching me how to sew. I would love to pass this love on to my grandchildren. This would be the perfect fabric, as they love nostaglia.
Betty Williams
bwilliams@esc17.net

Janette Wyatt said...

My favorite pasttime when I was a little girl was to lay in the swing that hung from the braches of the peach tree in our backyard. I would lay in that swing and read for hours! I still love to read, but I love to quilt even more!!

Dragonfly Ink Designs said...

Ahhhh My favorite Childhood past time, let's see.... honestly was doing everything that my older brother did! It mostly annoyed him to the relms of insanity but I truly wanted to be just like him!!! Tom boy all the way! Now that I am older, I am all GIRLY hehe! He thinks this is funny :0) Im a huge quilter, knitter and all around krafty person now :0) No more tonka trucks in the mud or riding bikes on hot blacktop roads in the middle of summer trying to catch up with my Big Brother!!!

Mary said...

Oh haven't thought about this in years, but it was Capture the Flag. My home was on a lot and a 1/2, BIG lots, right on the corner. The neighborhood was full of grade school age kids, we'd have 20-35 kids at our big corner lot in 2 teams, and play Capture the Flag until it got too dark to see. We played Kicksocker with that big gang of kids too, but somebody would end up getting kicked in the shin or hit in the head by the ball, lol! I remember playing Capture the flag at dusk, in July, with the cicadas calling, the bats catching bugs overhead, and the lightening bugs blinking in the air. Thanks for the walk down memory lane!

Mscutiepatootie said...

My favorite childhood memory is the loooong walk "uptown" with my grandma. :)

Anonymous said...

If I wasn't reading a book, I was making potholders with those cotton loops and a crochet hook. I lost count of how many of them my sister and I made.

Judy said...

One of my favorite childhood passtimes was 'working' in the family-owned "Dairy Bar." What's not to like about making milkshakes and sodas and sundaes!

Happy Moving to Cabbage Rose!!!!
:-)
Judy

Peg and Parker said...

My favorite pass-time was reading. I loved the Boxcar Children and Nancy Drew Mysteries and pretty much anything I could get my hands on. I like to read still, but now it gets set aside for other things, like Quilting!
Thanks for the chance to win!
azmoffat@cox.net - Peggy

Wilma said...

As a child I liked to lie on my back in the yard and watch the clouds. I imagined pictures in the clouds. I would like to win this quilt kit to make for my new great-grandson!

cariboogirl said...

My favorite pastime as a child was going to the local fur store and getting scraps to make fur coats and embellished outfits for my barbie dolls. My grandmother taught me so sew when I was 8 years old.

Anita Drennon said...

Collecting, cutting out and playing with paper dolls was my favorite thing to do. That and playing jacks. I hope someday to make a quilt of paperdolls. I'm 62 and still have some of them.

Anonymous said...

Hmm- my favorite childhood pastime would have to be going to hear my dad sing every Saturday night at the Johnnie High Country Music Revue- my brother and I had so much fun getting dressed up in our 'western wear' and getting to watch Dad on stage. It's years later and he's still singing, too!

Jessica F

jfuester AT mac DOT com

Nancy said...

My favorite pastime was playing restaurant using carpenter's horses with a large board top - just right for the counter in the restaurant.

JD said...

My favorite childhood pastime was baking with my Mom. Now I am baking with my daughter and I hope she enjoys it as much as I do!

Jocelyn
mikejocelyn@verizon.net

Jan said...

Tough question. At 4-5 years - sitting on the cement floor in my Grandma's basement making jewelry from the buttons in her button box. At about 8-9 years old, cutting out models from the Wards or Sears catalog and designing clothes for my shoebox paper doll family. Then my favorite passtime was jacks which you could play alone or with a friend. But - have to say that my all-time favorite passtime that continues to this day is reading. (That's over 65 years of fun passtimes that have changed over the years.) Reading is now coupled with quilting - applique, pieced, and art quilts. My childhood continues!

fergusonp said...

Being a teacher for 34 years I LOVE your Punctuation Quilt! My favorite childhood memory was playing "school" in my garage in the summer. I would charge 15 cents on Tuesday and Thursdays and pickup all the neighborhood kids and teach them even though I was only in fifth grade! My younger sister said I only wanted to teach "school" because I love to boss people around!
I love your blog! Thanks for getting us excited about sewing and quiting!

Kathie said...

If I hear laughter when I am on my front porch, then I will know you are reading my post. I was military brat and while my dad was stationed at Craig AFB in Selma, Alabama I discovered the base thrift store-aka home of old fancy party dresses. I bought a lovely green watermark taffeta with a scalloped neckline and also a butter yellow with chiffon overlay. Both dresses were of the fitted bodice and very full skirt style. I would choose one and slip it on over my swim suit and ride my bike to the base pool. A vision to behold, especially on the way home because I would stop by the library and load up on Nancy Drew mysteries.

1Suki said...

My favorite childhood times were spent with my grandmother. She would make fun crafts, cooking lessons and homemade toys. Simple things like stilts, can phones, play-dough etc. My childhood was wonderful because of her love and caring.

I'm a follower. :)

Lisa said...

My favorite childhood pastime was playing outside with all of the neighborhood children at dusk. One of the bet games was Kick The Can as it was getting dark.

tamara said...

My favorite childhood pastime was spending time with my Grandparents. I got to fish, garden, learn to cook, learn to sew and chase kittens!
Grand parents are the best!

dognquilt said...

I love this fabric. It is so much like the Dick and Jane to me. What great quilts with so much fun to sew. Reminds me of my childhood activities when I was little about 65 years ago. I would love to make this quilt. Bright and cheerful colors. Who could not smile while working on this one.

Anonymous said...

When I was a kid (it seems so long ago), I loved to play pretend one- room school house. I would be the teacher and my brother and sister were my students. We had an enclosed front porch that was our school room and my grandfather (who was a school custodian) would bring us old text books that were going to be thrown out....even the teacher's additions with the answers! The funny thing is, I never became a teacher, but I always loved going to school! I can only hope my 2-year old will love it when it is time.

BTW, love the fabric and I love your blog. Thanks CC for tons of inspiration!

Annie
annie_straight@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I love this quilt. I made two Dick and Jane quilts for gifts and this does remind me of them. My favorite thing to do when I was growing up was dress up my dolls. I began to sew by using my dolls. My mother was a seamstress so I just sat by her and sewed.

Beverly Hindman
bevhind@swbell.net

Virginia said...

Swinging over the ravine on a rope
in our back yard.
Virginia
evmosser@charter.net

Ann said...

Raking pine straw in the backyard with my brother. We would make the big piles of pine straw into forts and thrown pine cones at each other.

ann_lynne@yahoo.com

Norma said...

My favorite past time was climbing and sitting in the tree above the creek. If it was warm enough we would walk barefoot in the creek's chilling water. We always took along a dime in our pocket just in case the ice cream truck came by. Back then it only cost 10 cents. Those were the days!
Norma napeng@sbcglobal.net

Nancy said...

My favorite pasttime was playing with my Barbie dolls and dressing up my dog in baby clothes and pretending she was my baby. I would make her stand on her two back legs and hold one of her front paws and make her walk beside me like a mama walking her little girl. She took many rides in my baby stroller, too!!

Caro said...

One of the favorite things for me to do was to play hide and seek in the dark with the neighborhood kids. There were 17 of us and it was a lot of fun. Love your store and blog. Thanks for a chance at the giveaway. casands1@comcast.net

ak3e@swbell.net said...

My favorite childhood pastime was going to Grandma's house to spend a week with her each summer. I don't know how she managed to make a simple cheese sandwich taste so good.

Lynet said...

Going into the barn and looking for new kittens in the hay bales was a frequent passtime.

AmyRay said...

My favorite childhood pastime was reading, and watching my mom and grandma sew!

Nancy said...

My favorites were playing with Barbie, Lego, my brother's Matchbox cars, and playing outside!

Anonymous said...

That quilt would be an awsome gift for my daughter-in-law who is going back to teaching kindergarten after being a stay-at-home mom for five years. She is so good and giving and this would be something that I could give back to her.
Grammie.

Frannie said...

We couldn't wait for Dad to mow the lawn. After he did, we scraped up the grass and made little walls and doorways creating houses. The walls were only 3 inch high and the doors were just breaks in the grass wall. We would play out in the hot Texas sun with all the neighborhood kids not having a clue that we were helping keep up the yard!

June keyser said...

Making mud pies in jar lids and baking them in my great aunt's cast iron toy stove!

Judy Sullivan said...

One of my favorite passtimes was playing "house". We played outside with anything we could imagine:rocks for dishes, etc. Thanks for giveaways!!

Scraps said...

I grew up on a small lake and my favorite past time was getting together with the neighborhood kids and making up swim games and I also liked playing basketball with the neighborhood boys. We had a twins down the block, a boy and girl my age and I got in trouble by the twin's mother because I would ask Joe to come out and play instead of Mary...but she didn't like basketball!!

Anonymous said...

One of the fun things I did as a child was "playing house" and making cabbage rolls with those large leaves "weeds" and dirt for the inside.

Love the quilt!

Catherine
puregrace@hotmail.com

Margy said...

My favorite pastime was crafting! I learned to embroider, make woven potholders and smocked pillows when I was 5. But the MOST fun of all was making these "beautiful" poodles out of wire clotes hangers and colored dry clearner bags. I formed the bodies out of the wire and wrapped them with strips of bags. Then I made carnation flowers out of the bags and attached them to the dog in appropriate places to make the poodle cut. OHH they were wonderful. My parents actually let me sell those to their friends to decorate their houses. They must have been so proud! LOL

opakowana said...

I used to play theatre...we made glove puppets, wrote the script and it somehow always involved paper snow...I think my parents hated the theatre as we never tidied up the snow afterwards ;))))

love the bog and the website!

Wendy said...

I climbed a lot of trees when I was little. I liked to get way up high and then sit in the branches and daydream.

Gail said...

I liked to play school. I would be the teacher and gather the neighborhood kids to be students, We played on a staircase that was open so we could sit on a lower step with our legs through and dangling, with the next step up for a desk.

Teri P said...

My favorite pasttime as a child was dancing and pretending to sing with records. Me and my sisters had a lot of fun together singing and dancing. Each of us had our own parts on the song. I don't recall the name of the songs but one is "How do you do". My sisters still remember doing this!!

Barbara E said...

As an only child, reading was my favorite pastime. I could walk to the bookmobile every Tuesday, check out as many books as allowed, and have them all read before the weekend. They eventually let me check out more books per week!! I think this has carried over to my quilting - I need to have more fabric to add to my stash so I won't run out!

Cindy said...

I loved playing with cut out dolls. My favorite was the set of double wedding cut out dolls. I'd play forever on my back porch with those dolls!

Bonnie said...

My favorite past time was playing in the woods bordering our property. A group of neighborhood kids would get together almost daily to build forts and explore the countryside in our small Vermont town.

Jenn said...

I'm a follower and this is adorable!

My favorite past time as a kid was catching fireflys in jars at night during the summer. We'd have contests between myself and my siblings to see who could catch the most!

mom2five said...

My favorite pass time was crocheting. I think my aunts taught me how just to keep me quiet.

Anonymous said...

In the wintertime, my favorite childhood outdoor pastime was ice skating and sledding in the park near my house. (I lived in Minnesota.) My favorite indoor and year-round activities were reading the Bobbsey Twins books, the Black Stallion books, and playing with my dolls.

When we moved to Texas, my favorite year-round pastimes were sewing doll clothes and reading. It was so exciting when the Ft. Worth Library Bookmobile came out to North Richland Hills with its stash of books. Each time I walked up the steps of the Bookmobile, I eagerly anticipated what reading treasures I was going to find there!

Mary G. in Bedford
m.griffitts@sbcglobal.net

Cindy said...

My favorite thing to do as a child was spend time with my beloved grandparents. It didn't matter what we did... going for walks, letting me ride the ponies, sitting by the fireplace with a book, eating chocolate ice cream for breakfast... it was all very special because I was with them! They passed away in 2001/2002 within 5 months of each other and I still miss them each day and always will.

quiltot said...

Reaching my grandparents home (no matter the time) and having hot cobbler or pie and then going out to the barn to see the new baby animals.

Marilyn said...

my favorite memories are those of a city kid moving to the farm as a second grader. climbing up to the cupolo and sliding down the grain elevator, cleaning all the leaves out of the lilac bushes and creating little rooms to play house, setting up play houses in the corn crib or hen house - everything was a big adventure!!

Anonymous said...

Favorite childhood pass time? Staying home on a snow day to read books and sew.

Laura said...

I have so many of the same ones that others have posted, but I also loved opening a new can of play-dough (great smell, great feel) and walking down to the neighborhood dime store - wow, I thought it couldn't get any better than that!

Anonymous said...

I was a Barbie girl. I still am, deep inside. Now I have Grandneices to sew doll clothes for.

Robin May said...

My favorite pass-time was playing "dress-up" with my sister's crinoline petticoats! They were really scratchy, but made beautiful ball gowns!

Robin
rtmay820@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I loved playing with my metal doll house with the little furniture. I put my "Little Kiddle" dolls in there and loved it. I still love little things - even now I can't stay away from them.

Carol
cnolovell@aol.com

Patty said...

My favorite past time was swimming everyday in Cayuga Lake in Lansing, NY. My Mom would take us everyday and we would stay until we could just beat my dad home from work! My Mom was an awesome swimmer, she would even swim in November!

Patty
itsmemurf@gmail.com

cjstephens said...

One of my favorite childhood memories is making mud pies with our neighbors. We would make them under a big tree that had pretty pink flowers in the spring and brown beans in the fall that provided lots of decorations for our pies!

judy r/upland CA said...

Judy R/Upland CA
There is a new commercial in our area of a baby on the roadway, and the song is "i've a brand new pair of roller skates, you've got a brand new key...". I was thinking, my twin gds (age ll) have NO CLUE what that song is saying--lol. My skates and keys are long gone, but i sure had fun!

Jennifer Lewis said...

I played with a dollhouse until I was 12!! I would make furniture and clothes for my dolls. I didn't see you at the Quilt Festival this year. Did I miss you??? Love the blog!
lillyis30@yahoo.com

lesasis said...

There was a vacant lot down the street from my house where all the kids on the block played, before technology took over play time! There was a stand of bamboo in the lot that provided hours of fun. It provided material for swords, forts, tag and hide and seek to name a few. We played until dark until we heard our parents calling us home for dinner.

Aggie Mom said...

Riding my bicycle everywhere. We lived in a new subdivision with very few houses so we had trails everywhere. My bike had straws on the spokes and a banana seat! Love those memories.

Tracy said...

My favorite past time was going to my grandma's to help prepare for the huge Fourth of July family reunion every year and then the fun once everyone got there! Best memories ever!

Peteythepit @ yahoo dot com

Tracy

Grams said...

I grew up with only brothers so I was a real tomboy BUT I did learn to sew and loved crafts. I could swing from the big maple tree on a Tarzan rope as good as the boys!
Thanks for giving us an opportunity to win.

jennifer said...

I loved to hike into the woods behind my house and find a sunny spot to read.

Brenda said...

Wow my favorite, well this is long, but here goes...my brother and I would go out to my grandparents farm...they had a well house and once inside there were 2 big half doors that would open up so the cows could come and drink out of the long water trough. we would open the doors up and pretend we were running a restaurant and make mud pies ect. then drag our grandmother out to come to our restaurant...she would pretend to order and then pretend to eat....wow it was great fun!!!!!, great blog by the way...

Diane said...

Gosh - my favorite pastime? I loved my dolls, and when I was nine I learned to sew and made their clothes. I got a little red chain stitch sewing machine for Christmas, but I got a little scared when I ran my finger through it, and I never liked having to tie the chain stitch off, sew I sewed everything by hand. That's when I fell in love with fabric, and the endless possibilities in every piece.

Toni said...

My favorite pasttime was going to Montana to visit my grandparents. My granddad was a miner and we always got to take home quartz and other pretty things he found while mining.

Cheryl said...

Oh, how I loved my Tiny Tear dolls with their little suitcases filled with bottles, diapers and outfits. When I was 12 I traded in my dolls for my new baby sister!
Missed you in Houston!

Barb D said...

My favorite childhood past times include going "up north" to my parents' cabin in northern MN & being on &/or in the lake! AND, Camp Galilee, my church camp on Grey Cloud Island, MN!

Melissa said...

My favorite childhood activity was organizing dance shows for my family. I would put on my blankets
(tied to my waist) as a dress. I would play my fisher price record player with the childhood songs and break into dance for my family.

Still giggle with my family about this.

Thanks for the chance to enter.

farmcrafty said...

Who didnt plan school? We had books from our old school in town--so having real text books made playing school that much more fun. quilt is really cute and a chance to win it makes it better.

Jan said...

hmmm... a hard one. Either reading about Trixie Belden and imagining I was her....or roller skating...tightening with the key I wore around my neck...the feel of the tickly vibration under my feet..I ca feel it now as I type!

The Pink Fawn said...

Camping with my family & swimming at the beach. My mom used to say I sprouted gills ;)

Ann said...

This fabric collection takes me back to Sally, Dick & Jane---always favorites! Thanks for the chance to win a colorful reminder of those times!

Jen said...

I would drop a blanket. Where that blanket would fall, I'd make it into a fort with all the creases being secret hiding places.
mamato6@cox.net

Karen said...

I think one of my favorite past times was playing with my Barbies. It was a very elaborate setup with furniture and different rooms. I did not have any official Barbie stuff except for the case for her clothes. So it consisted of reusing different found things to make their world for them. Wonderful times!

KarenCA
ske3my@sbcglobal.net

Donnalb said...

Hi, my favorite pastime was reading. I would be so into my book that my Mom could ask me to do anything and I would agree without knowing it. Boy, did I get into lots of trouble!!

Jackie said...

Love Sandy Klop! Would love to add this to my alphabet quilt collection.

Stephanie Zito said...

Wow! Such a wonderful giveaway! I'd love to make this quilt for my girls! My favorite childhood pastime would have to be playing in the creek with my brother that ran along the back of our property. Our mother didn't like it much because we would come home with all kinds of things, minnows, frogs, etc..!

Sharrieboberry said...

I loved to jump rope. I love the chanting jingles and running in and jumping out. So having two friends to turn while a group could jump was awesome!

kathytrax said...

I have fond memories of playing jacks, pick up stitcks and baseball with my Aunt Eugurie. She made my childhood special.
Kathy
kmatchett13@comcast.net

Kaye said...

We had a big front yard and my sister and I would have all the neighbor kids come play " Kick the Can". My mom would give us all apples. It was a great time.

Katy said...

I lived in Maryland and I remember walking to school on a country lane in the winter and making snow angels. I also remember playing house in the summer under a weeping willow tree in the back yard.

Patricia said...

Because my Mother woked outside the home, I spent summers with my relatives. When I was 6 my Grandmother taught me how to knit.This has stayed with me through the many years. Socks are my favourite and everyone I know gets a pair for Christmas. My Grandmother is long gone but the knitting has kept her with me.

Anonymous said...

Roller skating around the neighborhood. We had to keep tightening the skates on our shoes so wore skate key around my neck on a shoestring. I felt so special!

Jane said...

I had friends that were twins & they we had these areas in their basement all set up, a kitchen, school, store, bank, etc. We played for hours!

kluch4@msn.com

quiltma said...

My favorite past time was learning to sew on my Grandma's treadle machine.

Anonymous said...

My favorite passtime was anything really to do with the outdoors. I love roller skating (the key was on a string around my neck) and playing hop scotch.
Ellen
perry.family5@verizon.net

the REAL girl said...

One of my favorite childhood memories/pastimes is going 'into town' with my great aunt. She was more like my grandma since grandma died when I was 10. Ami, as I called her, couldn't drive, so we'd take the bus, wear white gloves and hats, and go shopping downtown. I remember that the elevator was manned by a gentleman in a uniform of sorts. We'd get lunch, have tea, shop and come home on the bus. Ami- you're such a lady- I fashion much of my life because of YOU!
http://thegirlgetsreal.blogspot.com/

Rosemary Lindsey said...

I loved tromping around in the woods near my home and seeing what I could discover. Sometimes it was just a nice shady spot or a comfortable tree limb to sit and enjoy my latest favorite book. Sometimes it was a fantastic make-believe adventure with my sisters, cousins or friends. Always it was the feeling of freedom and excitement to be out and about.

Frieda said...

My favorite past time was playing outside til the first parent whistled and every one scattered for home. I also loved going to the five and dime and getting some floss and embroidery project. Fun, lazy days.

carol said...

My mother had (and still has and uses) a treaddle singer sewing machine. I remember her letting me put cards against the wheel as she was sewing and make noise and chat with her about things. As a little girl that began a love of sewing, knitting and cross stitch. We always were able to talk to each other about life! I enjoyed that time with my mom, and even now we cant just have a 10 minute call..it always last hours.

Mary Kay said...

I would have to say one of my favorite passtimes was playing with a doll house that my Dad made for me one Christmas. My mom had made precious curtains and furniture for the house and they talked later of how much they had so much fun together planning out the "decor" of the house. It was a big hit on Christmas morning!!

Anonymous said...

Just about anything outside would have been my favorite past time. I always had to wait for Mom to be up before I could go outside, so the wait was always on, with two little Sisters. I remember watching the picture of the Indian on the TV, before "Captain Kangaroo" came on. I had no idea it was the TV station's logo before they came on the air in the morning. Sure do miss Mr Greenjeans!!
dunkintm@msn.com

Dawn said...

My most favorite past time was spending summers with my grandparents and taking swim lessons. After swim lessons we'd ride our bikes or grandma'd pick us up & we'd go get ice cream from Dairy King instead of Dairy Queen & get sprinkles on our cones.

TADVR said...

mine was the summer we lived w/ my granddad when dad waas in Vietnam, the neighbor farmer gave me a ewe w/ twin lambs to raise. loved playing in the yard w/ them

Stitch Happens said...

There was 6 of us kids in the house and we were are very active. Only 6 years between the oldest and the youngest. We used to use the big card boards from the bakery that brought in the bread on for forts or houses or we would climb the haystack and use them as a flying carpet.

Great blog and I enjoy your store. Hope I win.

Donna
busybabe69@aol.com

Anonymous said...

One of my favorite childhood pastimes was being with my mother in her sewing room and sewing clothes for my dolls on my little toy sewing machine.

Helen

auntiehenno@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Playing cowboys and Indians with my favorite stick horse at my grandmother's.

Mary Kay said...

My favorite pastime was probably playing house. I would dress up in some of my cousins old formals and high heels. I had a play kitchen and a Tiny Tears doll, so I thought my life was just pretty fine!!!!

Louise Shoksnyder said...

My favorite childhood passtime was cowboys and Indians. Yes, I was a Tomboy. All my playmates from age 5-8 were boys. For my 5th birthday, my party gifts were a gun and holster, cowboy hat, and a sherrif's badge! We ran and played out doors all day, coming in when we were tired, hungry or the street lights came on. I later graduated to more ladylike passtimes, like learning to stitch! Thank goodness my mother taught me to do that.
Louise Shoksnyder

Melba said...

Each summer from the time I was 9 I was allowed to spend about a month with my grandparents on their farm--I could wander the yards and edge of the fields around the house, pick blackberries, play house under the chinaberry trees using the berries and stems for whatever my imagination chose--and some evenings go to the pond fishing with a cane pole--either with my grandfather or sometimes with HIS mother--using worms for bait. Whenever I think about those times that warm, loved, contented feeling comes back.

nanaandpapa1 said...

My bestest friends lived next door. We would play in their basement in the summertime (no one had air-conditioning . We played paper dolls for hours on end. When we weren't playing paper dolls we were making clothes and more dolls. We used the penneys and sears catalogs for inspiration and any picture the right size was glued to cardboard to become a new character in our unending drama. Paper crayons and scissors were all we used.

nvater said...

I remember as a child making mudpies. To make our pies special, my friend and I would go to the nearby field, take an ear of corn and use the corn to decorate our mudpies. We would try to get my brother to eat them but he never would!

Charlsey said...

Playing kick the can or capture the flag with neighbor kids - mostly boys! Can't wait to see the new building and experience an abundance of parking.
hollerc@sbcglobal.net

Donna said...

Making Barbie "houses" and furniture out of shoe boxes outside on our picnic table with my neighborhood friends. I owned the original Barbie (dates me,huh?) and it was WAY before the modern houses were made. Good times.

Diane said...

My favorite past time was playing school with my neighbors. My dad made us a huge blackboard in my brother's bedroom.

Diane said...

My favorite past time was playing school with my neighbors. My dad made us a huge blackboard in my brother's bedroom.

Diane

dianercmorris@gmail.com

benson1 said...

I love getting your newsletter every week and all the specials . It was when I started quilting two years ago I had everything wrong so later I decided to take it a loose and do all over it came out really good . I just finished doing a jewel box quilt
so i have really progressed

Tommie said...

Tommie said...
My favorite childhood memory was being able to go into the normally(off limit) living room on Sunday
mornings and reading the funny pages of the newspaper. I was even
better when it was cold enough for
a fire in the fireplace.

Francy said...

My favorite passtime was roller skating with the kids in my neighborhood.

spoleyoley said...

My favorite childhood pastime was camping and fishing with my family! I have the best memories of my brothers and parents from that time!

Thanks for offering such a great giveaway! Love your shop!

Paula
tpfoley42@msn.com

Pip said...

Quilting with Granny is the best of childhood memories. She was the only one who would believe that a 6year old could learn to quilt. Learning to sew, read, garden, weave and bake from her, were the most delightful experiences a child could have. I have 2 grandchildren that will learn these important skills from me.One has already learned to sew on the same machine that I learned on! How good that teaching sewing is one of my favorite skills that I learned from her. Isn't that what sewing is, a wonderfully contageous thing?!! Lisa D.

Funky Finds said...

Love this kit! My favorite past time was playing outside on our farm with all our animals. I had a chalk board set up out in the goat pen so I could teach my "students"! :)

Love this kit...especially the lunch box!!!!

Jessica Dougherty
info@funkyfinds.com

aparker said...

One of my favorite memories was visiting my great-grandmother and playing with her wooden thread spools. She would quilt and we would play on the floor at her feet. Amy Parker timandamy1@mac.com

Queen of Scatterville said...

Playing outside with the neighbor kids was my favorite past time.

amasbiblioteca said...

The quilt kit giveaway reminded me of growing up with my sister. She was always the "teacher" and I was always her student. At the age of 4 she taught me the alphabet and how to write some words. Peter Pan was one of my favortie books so, I wrote Peter Pan just perfectly on my stripped pillow case. Needless to say that was the last time I wrote on my mother's fabric!

Anonymous said...

Jacks! Definitely playing jacks was the best time for me, my sisters and friends. To add to the challenge we'd mix different size jacks and try different size balls, oh the memories.

Rhonda said...

I loved summers spent with my cousins at my grandma's house in the country. We were always outside, playing in the barn or down at the creek. Only came in at dark!

Jay said...

What a fun quilt...and I love the tin it comes in almost as much as the quilt!!! Picnics at the park...rolling down a grassy hill to see who could get to the bottom first...roasting marshmellows over fall leaves burning fires...I had a great childhood..so many memories!!

marilynquilts@charter.net said...

I loved to sit on the floor beside my mother as she sewed strips of fabric end to end to make braided rugs. I would help roll the fabric strips into balls to keep it from getting all tangled up.

Anonymous said...

I remember my mom sewing clothes for me and the teachers commenting on what a good seamstress she was (of course, I had no idea WHAT they were talking about since I was in early elementary school). My mother died when I was in 4th grade. Maybe that's why I love the styles from that period and why I enjoy sewing so much.

C and P McKinzie said...

My brother and I would play "city" in the yard on our bicycles. The mailbox would be the post office, a tree was drive through window for fast food, the carport was our parking garage, and the house was an apartment building. We would "run errands" for hours and have a lot of fun. (If only errands were so fun now!)

Anonymous said...

MaLinda Crawford said....

When I was a child growing up I lived with my Grandparents James and Martha Horseman who made and sold quilts for a living. My grandmother would piece them together and my grandpa would quilt them. People from all over the country would bring quilts for him to sew for them. I would help him put the quilts in the frames and help my grandma cut quilt pieces out.

Pat said...

I came from a very large extended family. On the weekends we would all gather at Grandma Minnie's. All the kids would play and the adults would sit under the shade trees and talk, play domimoes, or work on someone's car. I have so many good memories from those visits! I also had two Aunts that made their livings by sewing for the public. They would let Kenny and I make covered buttons for them. The Button Press was mounted on a table so we had to stand on a stool and pull the huge handle down to make the fabric cover the button form. We thought we were BIG STUFF!!

alicia said...

One of my most favorite memories is going to grandma's house. She would let me organize and play in her sewing cabinet. There were all kinds of buttons and trims and tools. I now have that cabinet in my home, still full of her things.

sweetbabies00 said...

Missed you at Festival. My favorite thing was to ride my horse...
Good luck on your move.

Toni said...

When I was a little girl, I used to campout under my Mom's quilts as she worked on them and pretend it was my house. I often think of those wonderful days

Anonymous said...

My favorite passtime was playing "house" with my best friend, Linda. We had neighbor playhouses made and had lots of dolls to take care of. We both were crafters and loved to sew. Even then we made some cute things. When alone I would read for hours and still do when I have time. This quilt would make a perfect reading quilt for my granddaughter. I love your store and am looking forward to the new one.
Jane
baileys3@sbcglobal.net

Terri said...

My favourite pasttime was to create a nest in my closet and hide away with a stack of books. I still love to while away the day with books, so the Punctuation fabric really speaks to me!

DeLaine said...
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Andee said...

My favorite pastimes were reading and playing softball. Sleepovers were also great fun. Love this giveaway!

thebohlins {at} sbcglobal.net

DeLaine said...

One of my favorite passtime was playing kick ball with all the neighbor kids.

Anonymous said...

Ya i'm a follower...my favorite past time as a child was reading and snuggles in my blanket that my grandma made me..i still have the quilt she made..

Thanks for a chance to win...
Monica
steeletrukin@yahoo.com

perrywinklepress said...

I just recently discovered your store, but I am hooked! I will be there every time I pass through and will look forward to online shopping as well. Thanks for this awesome giveaway opportunity!!!!

Trish said...

My favorite childhood pasttime was playing with my easy bake oven and making "pancakes" for my cats that I sat in a highchair!

perrywinklepress said...

I was so excited about the giveaway that I didn't put my e-mail or my favorite pastime on my previous post! Sorry! I can vividly remember loving to play with the "Lite Brite" and make pictures with the colorful pegs. I wonder if that toy is still around? Thanks again for the opportunity to win!

Dawn
jdderrick@sbcglobal.net

littlequeenie29 said...

Oh that is such a cute quilt. My favorite childhood pasttime was reading the encyclopedias at my Grandmas when I was really little. Well at the ripe, young age of 90, we lost her this year. She didn't have alot but wanted me to have the encyclopedias. Alot of sentimental value there and one of my favorite things.

Teresa said...

My favorite momery was sit at my grandmother house with my mom and my aunt and watch them hand quilt. My grandmother lived to be 112.the last quilt they worked on was never finished. My cousin gave it to me. I wanted to finish it but did not know how. About 5 years ago my daughter in Seattle took me to my first quiltin class. what a ball i had. I'm nowing working on my grandmothers last finished quilt. I love it.

Grama Chris said...

My most cherished, childhood memory was when my Busha (Grama) came to live with us oh, the fun we had. She was an avid stitcher & would make those very lrg dish towels up by stitching the days of the wk & many more different kinds. We would sit down in the evening every night & she would show me how to start out & from then I was hooked. We were always close & this is where I begun to sew more & more I guess I can say that I inherited this from her & now I'm teaching my grandson's to do the same thing & I'm so very proud of them.

grandmarockton said...

having my Grandma TEACH me how to bake and sew. But as i got older sitting under tree in back yard READING the day away!

Carol said...

I'm a follower:)

I had many favorite childhood passtimes. Two of my favorites that still bring a warm feeling to me when I think of them are making 'Tea Cakes' and quilting with my Grandmother. I still love to bake and quilt and it always reminds me of the time she spend teaching me these priceless things when I was very young.

Anonymous said...

I was the last of seven children, so my favorite memories are when we would all get together in the evenings or on holidays and listen to stories from my parents growing-up. I guess family is the best and I am so blessed with my wonderful hubby of almost 40 years and two great kids. This quilt brings out many of my childhood memories...I didn't say the good old days...it would be a treasure to make and share. I love your shop! Mary

Mary said...

Wonderful fabric that brings back great memories from when I was growing up!

quiltma said...

My favorite pasttime was spending time at my grandmothers treadle learning how to sew.
I just love the quilt kit. Would be perfect for my new grandbaby that is due the end of March or the first of April.
Thanks
quiltma@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Favorite childhood pastimes....playing in the mud, reading and being with my grandmother--she taught me how to play Canasta and my alphabet before I was schoolage.

Anonymous said...

Favorite childhood pastimes....playing in the mud, reading and being with my grandmother--she taught me how to play Canasta and my alphabet before I was schoolage.

I suppose I need to leave my name...

Marilyn

polakm58@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

My favorite pastime was riding my bike to our neighbors house (we lived in the country so it was a little ways away) and 'getting' to help my friend with her chores. It was always more fun than mine!

I always enjoy your blog!
efelling@albanytel.com

Aprile said...

I am a follower!

My favorite past time as a child was making mud-pies with dirt and plants in the garden with my mom's old baking pans.

Aprile
amazey@att.net