Saturday, February 5, 2011

A little bit of SPRING!

Last week I was greeted with a surprise package of fabric on my doorstep. The note inside said it was to brighten up the winter blues. So I decided to treat someone to a little 'SPRING' in the midst of what feels like never ending winter. (Didn't that groundhog just say 6 more weeks!?).
I'm offering 16 fat 1/8's of Fig Tree goodness!

Aren't those beautiful? And wouldn't they just make you feel all warm and spring-y inside?

Leave a comment telling me where you are and what kind of weather you've been dealing with. Even if you live in a sunny place- please share so the rest of us can live vicariously through you. :o)

In a few days I'll pick a winner and ONE of you will get this wonderful bundle in the mail!

104 comments:

Sequana said...

I live in Chicago, so I think most of you know what's going on here. Digging OUT!

Man, could I use some spring at my place. Thx for the chance.

patticakes said...

I live in Ogden, Utah . . . cold and dreary. But not nearly as bad as our neighbors in the Midwest and our Aussie friends down below.
I am praying for some relief for those harder hit and suffering from weather extremes!

Jannis said...

I live in Ohio. We are still digging out from the last storm and to top that we are getting another 3+ inches today! I can't wait for spring!!

gill said...

I'm in the UK and here it's grey and wet and really windy! but at least we won the rugby!!!!

Tylynn said...

From Utah too! We are also cold and icky. I am so grateful for our cold spell we had if it meant we didn't have the amount of snow that the east did. May we all return back to our "normal" weather soon!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I'm in NY - lots of snow, but now today it is sleeting so badly. In another day we get another whollaping storm. So need Spring.

Darlene B said...

What gorgeous fabrics! That would certainly brighten my day considering I live in Chicago and have been dealing with the effects of the blizzard.....could have been worse, though....at least we didn't have any ice accumulation!

Mommarock said...

Oh gosh you asked for it now. I live in northern Tx. Now you hear Tx, and you think sunshine.. well that is what I thought when we moved south for the warmth. Not so much lately. We had freezing rain on Tuesday. This pretty much shut down the state. We went into rolling black outs because of the demand for heat. They really don't hace snow plows here so when the roads are frozen, they just stay frozen. Trucks cant drive, and they can't get to the store to deliver their goods. Oy me! Well the sun finally came out today and started to melt things just in time for the super Bowl.. and we hace more bad weather forecast for next week.. Joy! I need Spring!!

mariebeers said...

I live in Oregon and our winter has been mild this year, not as much rain as usual. Spring is starting soon as the tulips are starting to come up.

Rosa said...

I live in Murcia,Spain.Sun and cold.

deborah said...

I live in West Virginia, and the weather has been crazy! One week it will snow and be freezing, the next week it will be in the 40's and raining (which its doing today). I'm so thankful we didn't get the blizzard that most did. Love love love the fabrics!

Alicia said...

I live in NE Florida, and though it could possibly be warm. It is actually pretty cold and wet. I suppose that is better than lots of snow. I love the fig tree goodness! Thanks for sharing!

Leigh the sewing diva said...

cold and wet and VERY windy here in Wales UK.
Leigh @ www.thesewingdivaandherreluctantmodels.blogspot.com

amber said...

I am in utah, cold but not snowing. thanks for the give away.

Rita said...

I live in NJ and we have had our share of ice and snow this year. I sure am ready for Spring!

LiahonaGirl said...

Hello from overcast, cold Bountiful UT. I don't mind the cold, but miss the sunny blue sky.

MaddyMazeStudio said...

I live on the Monterey Bay in California and its pretty mild here. We get a few weeks of rain, but nothing like in other parts of our state or country. As I type this there is a warm breeze blowing through the window and I feel s blessed to be able to live here with my family.

Thank you and I hope you all are keeping warm too.

Joan and Kevin said...

I live in Winslow, Maine and we are waiting for it to start snowing. We are going to get up to a foot of snow.

Donna said...

I am in Panama City, FL, which is supposed to be sunny. Sunny it is not! Last night the rain sounded like someone was standing over the roof with a power washer. I went to bed. And, it is raining right now. We have also had unusually cold weather - continual cold not the day here and there we are used to. Happy quilting! Thanks for holding the giveaway.

Dee in Oklahoma said...

I would love a bit of spring, the fabrics are gorgeous!...I live in Altus, Oklahoma and still have snow on the ground with more expected tonight..
Hubby had to shovel snow and ice to get front door open...LOL
It is sunny today..but won't be tomorrow.
Thanks for the opportunity to win some "springtime".

Beth said...

I am in a suburb northwest of Chicago. Lots of our roads are still one lane because of the volume of snow we got.
Today is sunny but not warm.
Love the Fig Tree fabrics.

Karen said...

Oh spring, where are you? We need a peek or if not, fabric would do for me! hint, hint!

Here in lower MI it is snowing yet AGAIN! One good thing though, the huge remaining snow piles now look fresher.

These are gorgeous fabrics!

Carol said...

It is gloomy and rainy here in Virginia. Not snowy, but it is so dark and wet. We should be seeing daffodils soon, no sign of them yet. It think spring time fabrics would brighten up the landscape.

Kelly said...

I'm in Calgary, Alberta. After a few unseasonably warm days, reality is back and it has started to snow again. I guess I shouldn't complain - it is February after all.

Rosa said...

Hi ,
I live in Murcia ,Spain and though it`s sunny,the days still being cold.

luv2quilt2 said...

I live in West Virginia, and while we've had a very cold winter, we certainly haven't had the huge snow accumulations that others have had. I'm still anxiously waiting for spring!

Barb said...

Living in Spokane, WA--we've been enjoying some sunshine the last few days with mild temps (upper 20's and 30's). Very grateful!

Rapier Family said...

I'd give anything for spring. This dumb Utah weather gets you hopeing for it and then it goes to lovely 10 degrees. Gotta love it. I did see though that someone was from Ohio, and it reminded me how much horrible it is out there. I'll take the Utah weather now :)

Barb in Mi said...

I wish I could say I live in a sunny beachy place, but it ain't so; try Michigan/ Metro Detroit. We didn't get as much snow as forecasted last week, but it starts coming down right now for another 5". A springy fabric sure would brighten my white surroundings... Thanks so much for the giveaway!

peggy said...

I live in the Central Valley of California. Our weather has been so foggy and gloomy for the past 2-3 weeks but yesterday and today the sun is out and Spring is coming rapidly. Maybe beautiful fabric will come with it.

LymeRicky said...

I'm in Connecticut -- we have 2 1/2 feet of snow in the yard. It keeps changing from a rain to snow mix. I'm most definitely ready for spring!

dortha said...

I live in northern Alabama. It is 32 degrees. Not as cold here as in a lot of places.
Would love to win some springtime. Thanks for the chance.

Ginny Worden said...

I live in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and we have been having lovely weather until 5 minutes ago,when the temperature dropped and the flakes started falling. We are expecting about 8 inches of snow and chilly weather. Oh well.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I live in Florida. We had a very nice warm week last week, but it is cold and dreary today. We've had a rough winter for Florida. When it got down to 27 degrees, our pipes burst in the garage!!!! Looking for spring days ahead.

Andrea R said...

I'm in Eastern Canada, and while we don't have as much snow as Chicago, it's gonna stay here until April! And maybe may... take pity on me. ;)

Barbara said...

I live in New England (NH) and right now we're getting freezing rain. Earlier this week we got over a foot of snow from the blizzard.

Prim2Pink said...

A little bit of color would be nice!
I'm in Northern Indiana where we get a lot of lake-effect snow. The 1" of snow flurries that they predicted for today ended up being 6". And there's more on the way tomorrow. White is the only color you see around here!

Terry said...

I live in Ohio and we've had snow, snow and more snow, with some ice thrown in for good measure. I can't wait until spring! Thanks for the giveaway! :0)

yorkie mom said...

I live in lower Michigan. The weather is very snowy and cold!! I love it. Nothing like snuggling up with a quilt on a cold night! Thanks for the chance to win!

Claudia said...

We live an hour south of Chicago, so let's just say a bit of spring would go a long way. It would sure add a little color to the mounds of snow. Great givaway.

Judi said...

I live in Lexington Virginia. We have had a very mild winter here. I'm so looking forward to spring (we are already over half way there) to get rid of my allergies.

Jenniffier said...

It has been foggy here in Sacramento up until a few days ago. Now the sun is shining and I really hoping it wont go away again. :)

Mama Spark said...

I live in Michigan and it is very, very cold and snowy. It snowed all day and it ended up being way more snowy than they predicted. It sure would be nice to have a little spring in my life today!!

MB in MI said...

we've got about 8 inches of snow. a little tough to drive in--but beautiful to see!!

free indeed said...

I'm in northern Maine where you think we'd be getting all that snow! But NOOOOO! We barely have 7 inches on the ground (and that's being generous!) Snowmobile trails didn't even open until mid Jan.! It's been Crazy, but the opposite Crazy that the rest of the country is having !!!!!! How different is that!?

Staci said...

Record cold temps here in the southern Arizona desert. (12 miles above the border.) We'll be back to mid-60 soon. Wish I could send some of it to all you frozen folks so you could warm up!

Edna said...

Here in northeastern Ohio: 2-4 inches today, 2-4 inches tonight and more snow everyday thru Tuesday. When will it ever end?

Hannah said...

I live in Bucks County, Pa and we have about a foot of snow on the ground with a hard crust of ice on top of that! I've been keeping plenty of birdseed out for the poor birds (and pesky squirrels) as well as corn for the deer. I feel sorry for all the animals when the weather is like this. I'm ready for Spring!

vivian said...

Yeah-first one to post from SC!! We've had a very cold winter including 2 snowfalls! Very unusual. Today it's been rainy and cold but the sun did try to peak out!!

Lee Ann said...

I am in Texas, San Antonio area. It snowed two nights ago which was a big surprise considering it hadn't snowed here since 1985. Most of the snow melted off; but, we still have patch of ice near our walkway to the door even though the temperatures got up into the 60s today.

Thanks for the chance to win. :-)

CaraQuilts said...

I'm in London ,ON Canada. Lots of snow and cold here this time of year, and this year more then most!
It's a winter like when I was a kid and my kiddo is loving it!

Karen said...

I live in the Panhandle of Florida - Pensacola. It's been rainy and raw - in the low 40's. But not nearly as bad as so many. Thanks for the hint of spring :).

Colleen said...

Another person from Calgary, Alberta. Our winters are always up and down - alternating between very cold and the warm chinooks. I would love some spring, as we won't get ours till May.

Tiffany said...

I live in Delaware and the weather has been crazy here lately! We got 12 inches of snow in a few hour period - no state of emergency was called tho and I stilled had to drive through it all to work! We got stuck in white out conditions that night picking my husband's parents up from the airport - one of the last flights in that day.
Now on top of all that snow we are having tons of rain which ofcourse is freezing and making roads terrible and sidewalks treacherous. O Spring... where art thou?

Becky S. said...

Oh, those Fig Tree fabrics are so pretty! I'm in cold and snowy Denver, Colorado. Spring can't get here fast enough for me!!! Thanks for the chance to win.

Leslie's Itchin to be Stitchin said...

I'm buried under about 3 feet of snow right now, and it's still snowing in Niagara. We got about 5 inches alone, today. I could sure use some brightening up!, so this giveaway would be perfect for that. Thanks for the chance to win and for your generous giveaway

barb's creations said...

I live in Victoria,Australia and at the moment we're experiencing floods one week and high 40's the next week with draining humidity....go figure mother natures little joke :) Barb.

Becky said...

I live in Utah not much snow just cold cold cold. Then you all ready know cause you are having the same weather. Should we complain with what every one else is getting. I would like a little sunshine. Good luck with the tyroid. If you are taking the generic drug, that could be your problem with up and down days. Alot of people have regulation problems with it. Talk to your DR have them mark it no sub.

Material Mary said...

Hello, I live in Hyrum, UT. It got way below zero this past week and I felt like I lived in a northern tundra. We also live in the mouth of a canyon, so that adds insults to injury. Spring will be so very welcome. I so look forward to more daylight and spring flowers!!
Mary

Debbie said...

I love in NC and we have been on a typical NC weather roller coaster. Last Sunday in the 70's, then 30-40s with freezing rain...Back to 60, then 30s..Maybe snow this week. Love the fabric....

jlk said...

I live in Maryland, and it's been cold and rainy today. We're supposed to get a big storm next week. Spring seems far away!

Tiffany said...

I live in Utah as well. I teach elementary school and yesterday was the first day all week that the kids were actually allowed to go outside for recess! So even though it is 35 degrees, at least it is not 2 degrees anymore!

kimland said...

Those fabrics have me thinking spring and longing for longer, warmer, more colorful days. I live in Eastern Iowa and I am NOT a good winter person, this year seems especially long. We just came through the BIG blizzard of 2011 with over 18" of snow from this storm alone. I am so READY for spring, BRING IT ON!!! Thanks for a chance at such a lovely giveaway!

Darla said...

I live in Washington, it hasn't been too cold be we do have our trademark rain. Last week we saw some sun and it was glorious!!! I will admit though that the nights are a lot warmer when it rains then when it is bright and sunny during the day. This winter weather does give me the chance to stay indoors and cozy up to the sewing machine tho... I would love some new fabric!

bingo~bonnie said...

ohmystars - I jsut caught eye of patticakes' profile pic of her adorable doggie that I nearly forgot what it was I meant to say - ;) OH yeah, the free fabbies up for grabs! :) yes please! I'd be sure and give these pretties a good home :)

Happy weekend & Love from Texas! ~bonnie

now I'm off to go find patticake' blog and see more pics of her pup.

NANNASWORKROOM said...

A little bit of "spring" would be wonderfuk right now. I'm in Queensland and since August last year we have had rain, rain and more rain. My family have now been in a cyclone in Nth QLD, thankfully all safe but damage to their home, other family in Toowoomba. Today its been extremely hot and humid I cant wait for Autumn so that I can get to and create in comfort. Spring here in SE Qld is usually beautiful. I know that a lot of you are freezing, what a topsy turvy world we live in, Take care and stay safe.

jennifer said...

I live in New Jersey and surprisingly we've been getting hit hard! Our school districts haven't had a full week of school since the middle of January!

Spring better be on its way soon!

alex said...

I live in Utah too. It has been a cold winter, I can take the cold if we are getting snow with it, but just plain cold is hard. The one good thing about winter is that there is no yard work, more time for quilting. Yeah. Fig Tree fabrics are alway great./

Jane said...

I live way up in northern Alberta, Canada and we've had a little bit of all kinds of weather lately..right now it's -25C....earlier on in the week we had pouring rain! Geesh.....so today is a stay-in-and-sew kind of day...or maybe bake cookies...or both!! :D

Linda said...

I live in Imperial Beach, CA, south of San Diego. It's been pretty nice here. Warm a few days, then cool a few days. It's so expensive to live here, but we do have wonderful weather!! Thanks for the chance to win that lovely facric!

Manda said...

I live in the UK. We've done snow now we're on rain, drizzle, fog and winds! Can't wait for some sun!

Patty said...

I am In Kansas and we have had lots of snow and the dreaded ice. Great sewing weather but we are planning my daughters wedding in march so not a lot of that going on. I am making totes for the brides maids. Thanks for the generous drawing opportunity.

Chris said...

I live in Las Vegas. It is supposed to hit 70 today but it is really windy.

Pokey said...

It is 73 degrees and a beautiful Sunday morning her in Ontario, California. Wish I could share it with you :-}pokey

Yvonne said...

I live in Katwijk, the Netherlands at the Northsea coast. We are having a stormy weather for the last four weeks, trees are falling on houses and cars in some places. Yesterday we drove to the northern part of our country Friesland. We have to drive over a 32 km/24 mile long dyke. That was a bit scary with the wind jerking at the car!

Yvonne said...

Oeps....I was to quick, of course we don't have 4 weeks of storm, but 4 days! That is a big difference! Love the fabric, so kind you are going to make someone happy with that touch of spring.

Maxine said...

I live in St George, Ut and right now it is very sunny and should be around 60 degrees today...Has been a cold winter, but not like other places...love Fig Tree..thanks for the chance to win.....

Stina said...

Hello from the north of Sweden... where the snow keep on falling and temps around -20C today. No sign of Spring in my part of the world... snow will keep on falling unilateral April.. sometimes even in June!!! We have snow here for at least 5 months... Summer for just 3 months .. Spring and Autumn just flows onto the other seasons. My favorite season is Spring... then I know the snow will melt away and finally warmer weather will come... Wohooo... ;0)
And don't forget the daylight....ahhhhhhhh it is medicine for the soul and body! So Spring... You are most welcomed early this year...:0)

delta dawn said...

Here in Mississippi we usually fall off of watermelon wagons but......snow 2 times!!! One time we got on the golf course and scraped enough to make a snow man if you count one body part and a head. Falling off of a watermelon wagon is more fun!!!

deemcd said...

Deanna, signing in from sunny Arizona. Last week we had 4 nights and 3 days of cooooold weather, about 5-10 degrees at night and not above freezing during the day. I can hear it now, "Oh, you poor baby!", but we're definitely not prepared for those temps. Back to normal now with 68 this afternoon. Any day is good for quilting though.

CJ said...

I live in north Idaho, way up in the panhandle. Although we SHOULD be getting lots of snow it seems the rest of the country is being so blessed instead. I LOVE SNOW!! We have snow on the ground here and today there are a few teeny flakes falling-hoping, hoping,hoping. Spring here is brown and long. I would love some pretty colors to tide me over to summer.

Farm Girl Designs said...

I'm in snowy/ice/rainy ohio!

I would love some spring around here!

Leslie said...

I live in Arizona...it has been terribly cold for us. I covered my vegetable garden and lost some of my tomatoes even with lights and coverings. Spring will be here soon and then SUMMER!! 100degrees plus!!

smileynann said...

Oooh -- I would love a little spring! And, guess what -- the groundhog DIDN'T see his shadow! Not that that means anything... he's only got a 37% success rate.

You know what weather I'm having -- as we're living it together -- but today it was sunny enough I got to walk to church. That's close enough to spring I can taste it!

Vic said...

I live in north central Iowa. We have a good old fashioned winter ... one like when I was a little girl. The snow is pile high, the temps are a bit chilly, and the house is cozy warm ... a great place to play with some beautiful spring fabrics.

Rochelle Buckley said...

Oooh, something to brighten my day would be wonderful. Those fabrics are delicious.

I am from Lake Macquarie in NSW Australia. The weather here has been crazy. We have had 13 days of heatwave temps of between 36*C & 47*C, that's 117*F! Today it is suddenly cool, so wonderfully cool. Temp down to 26*C.
The rest of our country has been experiencing terrible disasters, floods in Qld & Vic, Fires in WA & a cat5 cyclone in Qld.
Crazy weather

Cheryl said...

I live in South Bend Indiana. We have had 92 inches of snow so far this winter which is over any records for a century. We have played the digging out game all winter but it could be worse. My heart and prayers go out to all those in a worse situation.
Cheryl

Cheryl said...

I live in South Bend, IN. We have had 92 inches of snow so far this winter which breaks century old records. All we have done is dig out! It could be worse. My heart and prayers go out to those that have been hit hard this winter with unusual weather!

Kristi said...

I live in Southern Missouri and we have ice and sleet....yuck!

Tracey said...

From my window in Idaho I see blue skies and frost...that means cold.
Great weather to wrap up in a flannel backed quilt :)

Kira said...

My town volleys the amount of sun rays, but the temperature says near, or more likely below, zero. Little snow today, and dry roads. The lack of snow brings on spring fever for me.

Nancy said...

OMGoodness...we just had 11 inches of snow... talk about digging out...

Those pretty fabrics sure would help me think Spring is coming soon!!

Annette said...

I'm in south central Wisconsin with 14inches of snow on the ground, flurries falling down, and a cold, cold week predicted. It would sure be a nice touch of spring to win that beautiful fabric!

Dianne Giles said...

I live in Adelaide, South Australia. Today is bright and sunny, but, winter is just around the corner and these delicious fabrics would really brighten up my winter. Great giveaway. Cheers, Dianne

Mary said...

I live in Dallas, Texas and we have sunny skies cool temps. All of the ice of last week is finally gone!

Jackie said...

Western Washington....altho not snowing like other parts...a bit rainy and dreary right now...need to get in and sew some spring :) love those colors

paulette said...

I am a snowbird in Palm Springs...80F sunny and gorgeous!! Lovin' it!! and lovin' this fabric!! Thanks for the chance to win it!
Paulette

Becky S. said...

I live in South Weber, Utah. Cold and snowy today.

Debby said...

Living in Georgia and being snowed in for a week (I know very unusual, but then weather has been very unusual so far this year), makes me really look forward to spring. This spring bundle would be the perfect thing. I would love it.

Lisa C said...

I live in Ventura, California. It's been a little chilly in the mornings but warms up nice in the afternoon. Spent a nice day today in Ojai riding horses (please don't hate me) and it started getting hot. Very thankful Phil the groundhog didn't see his shadow; I have family in Utah.

b davis said...

Oh my gosh you are so sweet. I do need some help with the winter blues. Seriously will this cold ever go away? Utah. I am in freezing Utah. I miss my AZ days. :)

SteffiD said...

I'm in Eastern KY, and we've been having a bit of snow! We had a couple of gorgeous days, but mostly gloomy, rainy/snowy days :(

Laura said...

I live in Texas and we are having the craziest weather we are alternating between beautiful days and snowy/icy days. Nice today but expecting more snow tomorrow.

Debbie said...

I live in St. Charles,MO. We have a little snow and ice about 8 plus but it is so cold. The fabric makes be want to be on a beach with sunny skies and balmy breezes...I can dream can't I.