Monday, December 12, 2011

Day 9 of 12 Goodie Giveaway

Well its a grey and sort of gloomy Monday morning here in Austin, so let's get right to some goodies to kick off the week!

Courtesy of the random number generator, yesterday's winner was #79 - SewLindaAnn:
Let's see, 1 for each of my 4 BFF's and 1 for me.

Today's goodies are a FQ set of some of the fabric I self produce using Spoonflower. A FQ set of Nesting Chairs in Blue and Aqua and a coordinating pillow panel.



And for inspiration a few goodies I've made using the fabric.

Zipper pouch 

My sewing machine cover



  • To be registered to win, just leave a comment here on this post.
  • Please make sure you I have a way to contact you 
  • Entries from around the world welcome!! I'm happy to ship your prizes to wherever you might be.
  • In your comment tell me what you'd do with four calling birds

Good luck! And see you tomorrow for the announcement of the Day 9 winner and for the start of the Day 10 giveaway!!

121 comments:

Julie said...

I would teach them to call my kids for me, one bird for each kid. That way they can repeat their names over and over trying to get them to come to me and I can save my voice!

Melissa said...

I would have them call my husband at work at various and annoying times so he would come home on time and not be able to blame me. :)

Kathryn said...

I would like the four calling birds to get on the phone line and connect the 4 family members for a Christmas chat. Kathie L in Allentown

Kati said...

I would probably send those four calling birds away. I have enough noise around here, I don't need four more noise-makers.

Sequana said...

Four birds to make my robo calls when I run for office.

Alisa said...

I'm thinking that 4 calling birds would leave too much calling bird poop! I think I would have to shoo them away. :)

Lindsay said...

I would sit them outside my window... or teach them to sew (like some sort of crazy fairy tale character)

deserae said...

I would teach them to call telemarketers and annoy them...

Aggiequilter said...

I'm not even really sure what "calling birds" are ... I have a friend who rescues all sorts of birds and animals so they'd probably end up with her !!
Love your projects, very inspiring. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win !

Margaret said...
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Margaret said...

I would send them to my friend who has a farm. He already had ginny hens that make a lot of racket. They could talk to each other.

ElizabethB said...

I think I'd get the birds to make calls to members of the museum I work for. Or maybe just have them call all my family members and confuse them.

Cameron H said...

Love this blue and orange colorway! I confess that if I had four calling birds, I'd give them away! cbrh.blogs (at) gmail

Daphne said...

I would make them a little quilt for the winter !

Michael said...

Would we get to pick which bird calls came with the birds?

Quilting "b" said...

I would have to teach those calling birds to sing.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

This is my ALL TIME favorite design line of yours!!! Love the colors.
And the four calling birds can call to my Dad and tell him how much I miss him!

Lydia said...

If I had 4 calling birds I would give them a nest in a chair just like your fabric! Maybe they would sleep and not make so much noise!

SewLindaAnn said...

Oh my gosh I was just tuning in to read my blogs in reader and saw my name. What a way to start the day, I know you didn't hear the gasp but it was there!! Thank you!!

Oh and just in case lightning does strike twice, if I had 4 Calling Birds I'd send each one with a note to Brad Pitt, Ryan Gosling, Chef Jeffery Zacharian and I'd keep one to get more eggs to grow more birds to send more messages!

Lori said...

No birds for me please. I'm not a big fan of the poultry type.

Lady Emelote of Calais said...

I would give a calling bird to my best friend, my husband and my parents so that they could "tweet" messages to each other and we could then decode the messages in case of Zombie apocalypse! LOL

Barb said...

Love the ble chairs! I'd send one calling bird to my mom, one to my dad, one to my sis, and one to my kids to say I love you!

zarina said...

I think birds have the most beautiful color combinations - well some but none in our backyard.

Mrs Chronic-Shock said...

I would put those calling birds to use by having them sing Christmas carols to us all day.

Stevens Family said...

I would put them to work calling on my neighbors to spread some holiday cheer. Then they also won't be in my house, I don't want that mess - yuck!

christilee said...

I would torture my cat with them. Put them just out of his reach!!!

diane said...

I would have those 4 calling birds call the annoying crows out of my back yard. The eat the fruit off of my fig trees and poop all over the yard!

Brittany said...

lets see ... 4 calling birds ... well first I would have to keep them away from the 2 spaztastic cats ... then I would use them for my bf's alarm clock rather then the annoying rapping dude he currently uses. :-D

Kelly said...

I'm afraid of birds so I think the birds would either be set free or cooked for supper! :)

Debbie said...

I would have to hide them from the cats.

Johanna said...

They could call my family members and sing christmas songs to them. They would certainly be busy for quite a while :)

Brenis said...

Laurie, I have NO idea what i would do with four calling birds! LOL Maybe take pictures of them and make fabric of their likeness? LOL Is that what you did? :D

Deb said...

Enjoy their beautiful song before all the cats that have been mentioned in the previous comments get them!

Abby said...

I'd get them out of the house as soon as possible. One of my dogs has caught two birds already, and those were outside!

knottygnome said...

4 calling birds would keep my cats entertained for quite awhile.

knottygnome@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Love those little chairs!!! Oh, if I could win some!!!
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Lindsay Conner said...

Four calling birds.... Photograph them for all kinds of "Put a Bird on It" Accessories!

Anonymous said...

love the chairs, love even more how you design the fabrics, spoonflower is still greek to me....have just the place for them to live .....here!
Bonnie, Suffolk,Va

Debra said...

I would have them screen phone calls. I wonder if they can mimic your voice too.

judy said...

I would serve them toast and crumpets--for I do have 4 birds on the beach in front of the house. They are a heron, cormorant, gull, and crow. Lucky me.Happy Holidays to you.

Tammy said...

Wow, can't believe I won the Urban Circus fabric giveaway. THANKS SO MUCH, Laurie, for your generosity!

Bree said...

Four calling birds? I'd let the dogs chase them. Wear out the dogs for an evening without jumping and barking and craziness!

Jess said...

I would let them sing sweetly to me for a while and then set them free.

Wendy said...

I would create a woodland wonderland for them so they would stick around!

caribousmom (at) gmail (dot) com

Andrea said...

Four calling birds...I have just the job for you....you can quickly be trained to make all the calls for my best friends square dance group! So much fun!

jodi gmmeenan at gmail dot com said...

have them call all my loved ones and tell them I love them!

Isisjem said...

I would give the four calling birds to my other half as he loves birds and would probably spend the day taking their photograph!

linda said...

i think they would be sent packing if they were too noisy

DianeY said...

I'd enter them in a singing contest against some of the noisy minah birds hanging around here

diana said...

SO :)
The story is about a dramatic relation between a man and a fish :)

Head Øv Metal said...

Four calling birds sound delightful, as long as they are not grackles! ;?p

Thanks!

Emskyrooney said...

I'd use them as an alarm clock instead of our horrible beep beep beeping one!

AngieSue said...

4 calling birds? I'd set them free -

Pam - said...

As long as they were melodic singers, I'd give each their choice of our live oak trees & tell them to stay as long as they wish!

VickiT said...

Oh gosh, I have no idea what I'd do with four calling birds.
Since I am known for my cooking, my first thought was very bad!
Do they taste like chicken? LOL
I'm sorry! I just could not resist.

Rebecca said...

Four calling birds? I'd set them free!! :)

Bry said...

I would teach them them how to sing christmas carols!

baboatman said...

love these colors!!

@pril said...

I'd listen to then sing before the sun comes up.

Lisa Marie said...

I love watching birds, so I would put some feeders out back and hope the calling birds would call their friends to come to the feeders for me to see.

Linda V said...

I would have to go on freecycle and offer them up to a good home. No pets allowed here. :) Thanks for the giveaway!
Linda
http://homesweetquiltinghome.blogspot.com

Liam's Mummy said...

I would probably send them outside to make their noise.

Angela said...

EEk! This is my total favorite!! Love this! 4 calling birds would be sent to you to sing to you about how much I love these.

memmens said...

Haha they could add to the cacophony already in this house! Or I'd let them loose in the park at the end of the road and enjoy their calling as I walk the children to school each day!

Sonia B said...

I'll add a conservatory on the back of my house and acquire a lovely birdcage and enjoy their song. Thanks for the chance.

Carla G said...

I would give the 4 calling birds to my sil as she likes birds. And then they could sing for her all day long. Thanks for a chance to win this lovely fabric! :)

Claire said...

Those four calling birds would be taken to the woods. (:

Jennifer Ladd said...

My daughter has been begging for a pet ... maybe I'd cave in and let her keep them. Maybe.

Jennifer
jennifereladd at yahoo dot com

noga quilts said...

I would set the birds free to sing in the woods.

Love these fabrics!

gill said...

I would let them fly free and hope they would take up residence nearby so I could hear them

two hippos said...

I love love love the birds on the chair. as for 4 calling birds, well, try and keep them away from the dog I'm dogsitting who would love a good chase.

Marcia W. said...

Our four calling birds will be released into the piney woods surrounding our house so we listen to their calling songs. My mother loves to hear birds and watch them. We have a bird friendly ecosystem.

Cherry Red Quilter said...

the four calling birds could go and live in the bush out the back of my house with the blue wrens and the kookaburras and the cockatoos - as long as they can get thru quarantine that is

Poppyprint said...

Oh yes please - these are my fav colour and designs!! I'd use those birds to get my kids in for dinner!

Flying Blind... said...

Super lovely prize this one!!
I think I would send them to my sister in New Zealand, that's about as far away as possible!

Crystal said...

I'd use the calling birds to send messages to our four children and their families. Little personal random thoughts of love and praise. What a gorgeous giveaway! I love the panel :)

Stephanie C. said...

Run away! I hate birds!

Katie B. said...

well, I have to make lots of phone calls at work. I think 4 calling birds could come in handy quite nicely!

Marg M said...

I'd put them to work getting me out of bed on time. At the moment I'm a lazy lump :-)

briscoeslochico said...

I'd have my four calling birds calling all my relatives this Christmas since we won't be able to travel this year. Hopefully they are parrots and can chime in "I love you!".

Kim O. said...

It'd be lovely to have some "calling" birds to take my phone calls. I hate talking on the phone!

Kylie said...

My sister loves birds so I'd give them to her. Thank you for the lovely giveaway, I love the fabrics. kcarlson1152[at]hotmail.com

rachael said...

LOVE these fabrics. thanks for the chance to win! four calling birds... i think i'd have them sit at dinner to "talk" to the children who never seem to run out of things to say.

blue.crab said...

Oh, I'm a horrid person. I hate birds. Are they edible? These are lovely fabrics, by the way. I've got the yellow colorway, thank you for the chance to win!

Annik Miller said...

Hmm. Four calling birds? I think set out some seed and enjoy the concert. P.S. I LOVE these prints.

WandaFish said...

I'd definitely be calling someone to take the birds away - there's far too much noise and clamour around here already! A little peace to sew, please :)
Yet another fabulous giveaway, thank you!

erica said...

I would probably let them fly away. I'm not a bird person, really I'm not much of an animal person.

Ashley said...

Your fabrics are AMAZING! I am in love with your color combos! Two calling birds...hmmm...I would probably release them and let them be free little calling birds. I rescued some cute little finches once at the vet office where I worked and felt so bad about keeping them in a cage I finally caved and released them. Thanks for a chance to win!!

Jennyroo said...

I'd sing along with the 4 calling birds! I love it, so cheery!

annemarie said...

Four calling birds - help - would tell them to quiet down so I can have some peace and quiet.

Brigette Joy said...

One of my daughters favorite things since she has been 9 months old is birds! She did the baby sign for bird when she wanted to go outside. She would get the 4 calling birds to her delight.

Tong said...

It depends on the time of the day, but most likely I'd welcome the 4 calling birds, their chirping will make the dreary winter much more lively! Thanks again for the giveaway!

Nancy said...

I just read the comment above about a daughter who loves birds. Which is just the opposite of my daughter. Not that she is scared, but we had to chase birds off our grass seeds for a month, and now any time she see one she raises her arm and hollers at them. So she would probably just try to chase off 4 calling birds.
Thanks for the great giveaway!

Erica said...

I would use four calling birds to annoy my neighbors who are constantly blasting dance music. Seriously so annoying!

Lizz said...

I would probably release the birds... I wouldn't know what else to do with them! And i love the fabrics!

honeyguide said...

I would give them to someone who was lonely and needed the company.

Angela D. said...

I LOVE this fabric! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win.

Aimee said...

I would love to be entered!!! Thank you!!

Julie said...

I think I would set the birds free. We have wild parrots that live in our trees and they make enough noise.

KOcanQuilt said...

That fabric is so adorable! I would want the four calling birds to live in my yard. I would feed them well, and enjoy their singing.

JaneB said...

Yikes! Four calling birds! Do I have to add them to our cell phone plan? If they wanted to be free, I'd set them free. If not, they could set up house in my yard and sing to their heart's content. I feed all comers!

Rachelle said...

I'd build an aviary for them in the back yard and then watch the cats watching them, lol.
sable at xtra.co.nz

Marilee said...

That is the perfect sewing machine cover. Drool.
4 calling birds need their cage covered.

Shawna said...

Four calling birds? I'd give them to my Baba (Grandma)as she loves bird watching. She has a porch swing and about 10 bird houses where she sits and watches the birds. Bonus, since if it's raining, they could just call her. LoL

Beautiful fabric! Major eye candy! Thanks for the giveaway and a chance to win.

Beth said...

Four calling birds could join the crows in the yard, the chickens, the barn swallows. We love birds here, and I love the sound of birds calling, singing, even squawking more than music on the radio. So, send them here! (And if they bring some fabric with them, that's okay, too.)

Ciara said...

Just put them in a cage and listen to them call to me. I love to listen to birds, but there are few here.

Mel Nunn said...

Four calling birds... I would get them to sit in my window and sing sweetly to me while I work. Love the giveaways... so fun!

Patchwork and Play said...

That's a hard one! no! No idea! It's still a great giveaway!

craftykat said...

I would hope their song would be louder than the bats in my backyard!

Linda H said...

I would let them serenade me whenever I am in the garden. Sweet music to the ears! They would blend in nicely in my sewing room as well, since I have a weakness for any fabric with birds on them.

olneyqueen at hotmail dot com said...

Four calling birds would be in a gilded gold cage singing sweetly each morning and evening and then I would set them free. I love this fabric! And your sewing machine cover.

Cindy said...

Four calling birds... I would get them to call all of their friends into our yard and have them pose for photos. Great giveaway!

SewSuzie said...

Gorgeous fabric - wonderful colours. the 4 calling birds can round up family members for Christmas dinner.

sewsuzie at live dot com dot au

b78ayers said...

These pieces are the only ones from your line I don't have - we HAVE to change that, I love them! And about those 4 calling birds, well, I live in the woods so would release them out here to remind me always of the holidays!

Mary Jo said...

This is really the best one. I do most of my work on the telephone. I would have them busy calling and we would all get to go home early/
love it

poppyinpink said...

My Pink and Grey Galah, Poppy, calls the words "come" and "scratch" so that could be one of the birds, the other 3 might be the other "birds" in my life.. mum and two sisters calling for a catch-up chat.

Pam said...

My daughter has a hard time waking up for work in the mornings. I bought her a Sonic Blast alarm clock for Christmas that even has a vibrated to place under your pillow but 4 calling birds might be even better. I would wrap them and give them to her for Christmas!!

Wendy D. P. said...

I'd just enjoy listening to four calling birds sing in the morning :) I love this colorway! I went to a small liberal arts school, Gettysburg College for undergrad and our colors were blue and orange!

Purl Buttons said...

It depends on the birdsong. I have visiting crows that are HUGE like ravens. If the four calling birds sounded like that, I would be tempted to find 20 more to make a dish to set before the king.

siilenti said...

I'd use them as an alarm clock!

Barb said...

Oh sure, just what I need more 'birds' making calls. Note: Christmas cancelled due to high phone bill.