Friday, September 28, 2012

Gray day GIVEAWAY!

It was a gray day here.  Or grey.  How do YOU spell that color?  Does it matter?

Gray days aren't necessarily bad days.  They are good days to stay inside and sew.  So that's just what I did when I finally got home from work today.  I made my October Bee Blocks.
The blocks are Whirligig Blocks from a Quilt In A Day pattern
Yeah, I know it is still September, but the materials arrived and I LOVE making Bee blocks, so I always make them right away.  It is a chance to do something new and different without committing to a whole quilt.

I also made this little Gift Card Key Ring.
I used a ribbon instead of fabric to hold the ring in place.  Much easier, but I like the look of fabric better.  Live and learn.

Can you guess what is inside?
$5 Starbucks Gift Card
OK, that was easy.  But on a gray day, a steaming mug of coffee makes me smile!  You know what also makes me smile?  Comments from readers!  So, leave a comment, and this $5 Starbucks gift card and Gift Card holder could be yours.

To further brighten your day, I'm adding these 4 balls of bright #8 perle cotton to the mix.
The colors are off - after all, it is a gray day, and hard to photograph accurately indoors - pink, red, orange and purple
And, if your stash is anything like mine, you probably have little to no gray fabric.  When I made that discovery earlier this week, I set off to rectify that with some gray fabric purchases.  Little did I know that gray fabric isn't all that common.  I have only found two so far that I liked.  I bought a yard and a half of each - a yard for me, and half a yard for a reader.
half yard cuts of a DS gray dot and I don't know much about the other fabric except I thought it was pretty.
I head out on another work trip tomorrow morning - Little Rock, Arkansas this time - and I'll be back on Tuesday.  Leave a comment before I wake up on Tuesday morning, and we'll see who Mr. Random Number Generator chooses to win the coffee card and holder, the 4 balls of perle cotton and the 2 half yard cuts of gray fabric.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

27 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Grey or gray - it's all the same. We are having rainy,grey days here, too. I will pass on your give away as there are no Starbucks around here. But I love the keyring/cardholder idea - may just borrow that for some Christmas love - gas cards I think would be great with some car or map fabric.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I didn't have any grey in my stash until the last 2 weeks, when I found I needed some for my Wicked blocks. Love that dotty grey the best. What a cute little card holder. Fun colors of perle, too. Glad you had fun on such a grey day!

.ambre. said...

Oh! What a fun treat! I'm due with my third any day. I'm pretty sure I could use a cup of hot chocolate! :)

hueisei said...

Ohh.. I love those pearle balls.. I spell it as grey :)
Have a nice day!

Jennifer Gail said...

Nice giveaway:)

LCP said...

I think it is a gray day but grey when it is a horse like the old grey mare. Of course, our summer in Alaska has been very grat. Love the bright balls of perle cotton.

LCP said...

I think it is a gray day but grey when it is a horse like the old grey mare. Of course, our summer in Alaska has been very grat. Love the bright balls of perle cotton.

Julie Fukuda said...

Oh Mr Random, choose me, choose me!
I need more stuff like I need a hole in the head but it is such GOOD stuff.

Quilter Kathy said...

Grey days are great for quilting for sure! Except I need my Ott light! What a wonderful giveaway...it's like passing on the great birthday energy!

Gill said...

I love grey fabric but not so keen on grey days of which we have had many lately!
Thanks for a great giveaway!

jirons42 said...

As far as I'm concerned, you are right. I have very little gray fabric in my stash. My granddaughter loves Starbucks and this would be a nice treat for her.

Wilma NC said...

Love greys! Nice giveaway.

Joan J said...

I have a few grays and they tend to be my go-to filler fabrics on small projects. Great giveaway!

suburban prep said...

I am a actually working with grey at the moment. It goes with so many things and colors.

Barbara Woods said...

great giveaway thanks

krisgray said...

My maiden name is Gray, so I always use "gray." Lovely giveaway! Seem to always need more coffee once the fall weather rolls in.

MugglePuggle said...

I love gray fabric! I actually just pieced a quilt back with a marble gray flannel. Gray is so versatile :)

karpits said...

Love your blog and check everyday to see what you have been busy making to inspire me.

Debbie said...

Great Giveaway! I hope you have a productive trip to Arkansas.

Mary Beth said...

You already made my day this week so I don't feel like it is fair to enter this...but hey, I read your blog regularly so I'll reply. Happy Birthday! Didn't realize it was this week. Sounds like it was very happy! So glad. Hope all is swell in good ol Arkansas...somewhere there is a song, "I love my Ma and I love my PA, but my heart belongs in Arkansas"...Safe and happy travels.

Kim said...

Oh fun giveaway :0)
thanks for the chance to win......I think Gray and Grey are both correct aren't they?
And we are having gray days too.....is this getting us ready for winter??? Not yet please!

Happy sewing

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

I always debate when I write the word grey/gray. It's like one of those trick spelling words to me - lol! Great Bee blocks. They are on my list of things to work on next week. I sure wish we would have a gray day around here - I'm a bit tired of so much sunshine. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your wonderful giveaway :)

Shay said...

I think your half of the world says Gray and my half says Grey.

I love the gift card key ring and the bee blocks. Tres Beautiful.

I realised that I have a complete lack of grey in my stash about 6 months ago and Ive been collecting it too! Count me in for your give away.

Alaine88 said...

yay! what a fun giveaway.
thank you for the chance!
family74014 at gmail dot com

Nancy said...

I just discovered your blog today - happened onto this post about grey. It was very grey here today (10/1) and it's raining now. The grey fabric you chose is beautiful. I've never sewn with grey but I've been seeing some beautiful quilts with grey backgrounds and find them very appealing. I hope you have sun now!
joy for grace

Karen H said...

I hope I get my comment in soon enough! Yes grey fabric (or gray) :) is very hard to find. It is easier now though then it used to be. Thanks for the chance to win!

StitchinByTheLake said...

I'm so sorry I didn't get in on your giveaway in time - but I do love your gift card holder. BTW, I didn't get to go to the wedding at all - I ended up taking my husband to the ER at 3:00 Saturday morning with a kidney stone! blessings, marlene