Wednesday, February 26, 2014

W.I.P. Wednesday and APQS Longarm Giveaway!


   Happy Humpday yall! I hope everyone has had a good week so far. The weather has tuned cold and windy here again, but it sure was nice to have a few days of warmer temperatures and sunshine! A couple of weeks ago I attended a neighbors baby shower for her daughter in law. And I made a Diaper "Motorcycle" since it was primarily a diaper shower.
   This was so fun to make and they loved it.  But while I was there one of the girls started talking about a friend whose little girl was fixin to start sleeping in her "Big Girl's " bed for the first time. And that led to how they were planning on decorating her room for the occasion. Which of course led to "Hey, Jan you make quilts don't cha?" Uhhhh, yeah. Well seems the little girl is crazy about The Lorax! And it just so happens I have some Lorax fabric. So here is my "Work In Progress" this Wednesday:

Yep. This baby has to be full/double sized before it's over with. I love sewing and making quilts. However, I get really nervous when I am doing it on commission. Does anyone else feel like that? I mean I have made several of these quilts in a smaller, toddler like size on commission before. Maybe it's the size that is making me anxious? Or maybe it's because it's for a friend of a friend of the daughter in law of my neighbor that doesn't even live remotely close to me scenario that is making me bite my nails and not sleep. I dunno. Anybody else out there biting their nails over something?
Anyways, I am linking up with the fantabulous Lee at Freshly Pieced while I go take an Advil and maybe a nap! Just kiddin. Who's got time for a nap!
 And just in case yall haven't heard, you can enter to win a fabulous Freedom Longarm Machine at American Patchwork and Quilting!  Here is the link: APQS - The Great Longarm Giveaway. Be sure to enter. It would be awesome if one of our bloggie friends won! or  maybe if I won that baby I wouldn't be so nervous about this quilt! Happy Wednesday Yall! Wish me luck on this quilt!
xo jan
 AND A GREAT BIG HUGE WELCOME AND HUGS TO MY LATEST FRIENDS AND FOLLOWERS! Check them out over on the sidebar under GFC and Bloglovin! Go visit somebody and make a friend yall!
xo jan

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The Winners are ..And I got something to say...

Hey Yall!
  Well, I hope everyone rested up yesterday after the week of partying we did! Wowzers! Yall really, really know how to celebrate! Since I am sure everyone is ready to find out who won the gifts from my "5 Days x 5 Giveaways = 25 Chances to Win", I'll announce the winners first! Then I got something to say, so stick around!  Ok, here we go.......

Day 1 winner of the absolutely stunning Aurifil 12 spool Allison Glass Essential thread set is:


Congrats on your year anniversary! I'm glad you finally decided to join us bloggers in writing and not just reading. It took me awhile to work up the nerve too :) Thanks for the fun giveaway.
Congratulations Dorian!
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Day 2 winner of the beautiful 40 pc fat quarter bundle of Mirabelle from the Fat Quarter Shop is :

I hopped over to The Sewing Chick and said Hi! I'm glad you asked me to visit one of you followers. It's wonderful. I may even join her QAL
Congratulations Charlene!
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Day 3 winner of the scrumptious fat quarter bundle of Daydreams from The Intrepid Thread is:

Such a wonderful bundle of fabric! Yummoo!!

Congratulations A Quilters Mission!
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Day 4 winner of the Lucy Boston Starter Kit from Paper Pieces.com is:

I have just visited Marjorie at Marjorie's Busy Corner.
Congratulations Dasha!
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Day 5 winner of the 10 piece collection of fun goodies from ME is:


Which project? You mean which 5 projects? I'm working on Quilting the Garden BOM with special friends, just Takes 2 Benjamin Biggs quilt, preparing a new web page for the debut of Redbird Quilt Co, designing a new wool and cotton piece to teach a class locally.... My life is blessed and you've brought smiles each day this week! Thank you!
Congratulations Karen's Quilts, Crows and Cardinals
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YAY! Congratulations to all the winners! I will be emailing you for your mailing addresses!
And I would LOVE to say a special THANK YOU to our INCREDIBLE SPONSORS:
AURIFIL Thread, The Fat Quarter Shop, The Intrepid Thread and Paper Pieces! These companies exhibit so much love and devotion and support to our sewing community. Without them, this anniversary celebration would have been a whole lot quieter and not near as much fun.  So I really hope that you get a chance to let them know that we really appreciate all that they do. 
And, now here is where I have something to say! And it may get mushy, so if you don't like mushy, then tuff patootie, I'm gonna say it anyway! I really, really appreciate every one of you that visited and celebrated my I year blogoversary with me. I had a really rough end of the year in 2013 and hadn't quite gotten back my blogging ( or sewing) mojo. UNTIL NOW! NOW I feel so much better. And it isn't because yall left 100 bazillion comments. It is because yall reminded me why I love blogging so much to start with. It's the compassion and friendship that was exhibited, not only towards me, but to your fellow crafters!  I asked for yall to visit someone from my followers list! So you did. Then when yall got done with that, yall started in visiting each other, then when you got done with that you started sharing and then you started following each other! MAN-O-LIVE! I couldn't hardly keep up with yall, much less know what day it was! Yall are just incredible people! And I Thank YOU. Every single last one of you! I hope that yall have had fun. I hope you made some new friends. I HOPE YOU CONTINUE TO MAKE NEW FRIENDS! Just keep visiting. Keep sharing and supporting each other. Drop back by here whenever you want to. I'd love to see ya! I have had so much fun. I hope you have too!
Thank you everyone for making this so special!
xo jan   
"Dixie"




Sunday, February 23, 2014

Last Day to enter 5 Days x 5 Giveaways = 25 Chances to Win!

UPDATE: This Giveaway is now closed - Winners will be announced tomorrow ,Tuesday Feb 25, 2014! Good Luck everyone!




Today is the last day to enter into my "5 Days x 5 Giveaways = 25 Chances to Win !" giveaway extravaganza! lol! We have had such a fun, fun week and made lots of new friends! And such fabulous gifts from our Sponsors!

Day 1 our sponsor was Aurifil! You may enter to win this 12 spool collection of Allison Glass Essential threads HERE!


Day 2 our sponsor was The Fat Quarter Shop! You may enter to win this beautiful bundle of Mirabelle HERE!



Day 3 our sponsor was The Intrepid Thread!You may enter to win this gorgeous bundle of Daydreams HERE!


Day 4 our sponsor was Paper Pieces! You may enter to win this Lucy Boston Starter kit Here! ( don't be afraid to try something new! English paper Piecing is fun and easy!)


Day 5 our sponsor was ME! You may enter to win this collection of fun goodies HERE!

So there you have it! 5 Days of fabulous gift-aways for you to have a chance at winning. Thank you so much to our very wonderful sponsors! No way could I have done this without them! Now you can click on each link above to take you to whichever DAY or DAYS you want to enter.There are 5 chances for you to enter on EACH day and you can enter ALL 5 days so 25 chances to win! Entering instructions are on the bottom of each Day page.YOU HAVE UNTIL 12 MIDNIGHT EASTERN STANDARD TIME TONIGHT TO ENTER!  Have fun - go out and meet some new friends! Tell your old friends and send some love to these sponsors for their support! ALL 5 WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON TUESDAY FEBRUARY 25, 2014!
         HAVE FUN YALL!  And GOOD LUCK!
                                   xo jan



Saturday, February 22, 2014

DAY 5 of "5 days x 5 giveaways = 25 Chances to Win"

UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed - Winners will be announced tomorrow Tuesday Feb 25,2014!
Good Luck Everyone!


Hey Yall!
 Well today is the final day of my One Year Blog Anniversary Celebration Week aka "5 Days x 5 Giveaways = 25 Chances to Win". I truly hope that yall have had a blast! I know that I have!

 On Day 1 our sponsor was Aurilfil and they are offering one lucky reader a beautiful 12 spool box of Allison Glass Essential Threads:
 Oh my! These are so beautiful. Thank you so very much Aurifil!

 Then on Day 2 the Fat Quarter Shop offered one lucky reader a gorgeous 40 pc Fat Quarter bundle of Mirabelle!
Oh the possibilities that lie within those cute moda ribbons! Thank you so much Fat Quarter Shop!

 Then on Day 3 our sponsor, The Intrepid Thread had us daydreaming about spring with a gorgeous
10 pc Fat Quarter Bundle of Daydreams by Kate Spain!

 Just looking at this bundle makes me feel warmer and ready for spring! Thank you very much The Intrepid Thread!

 Then on Day 4, I shared a passion of mine, English Paper Piecing! And my favorite place for supplies,Paper Pieces.com generously offered one lucky reader a Lucy Boston Starter Kit:
Now all you need is a few small scraps of fabric and you are ready to create some beautiful! Thank you so much Paper Pieces.com for offering someone the chance to learn something new!

So now we are down to Day 5. The final day of my Anniversary Celebration! Todays sponsor is:

                                                                    ME! :)

Yep, I wanted to get in on all the fun too! So I thought about it for quite a while and decided this is what I wanted to offer to one of you that has been so sweet and taken so much of your time to play along with me this week.  Gifts similar to EVERYTHING we have had this week!


1. A spool of Aurifil thread.
2. A charm pack of  pretty floral fabrics, Sakura Park.
3. A pretty and modern charm pack of Acacia by Tula Pink.
4. 24 - 1" honeycomb papers
5. 12 -1" squares (goes with the honeycombs to make the Lucy Boston Block)
6. 7- 1" hexagon papers to make a hexie flower.
7. A 6x8 cutting mat,
8. A 28mm Rotary cutter,
9. A mini charm pack of Wishes
10. And a pack of Size 10 needles! ( I usually use size 11 or 10 for hand piecing)

Now you have no excuse to not create something beautiful! You have everything you need in this one bundle from me! Woot! Woot!

 So how do you enter to win this gift from me?


1. Leave a comment below. ( first entry) ( I would love to know what you have enjoyed the most about this week of giveaways, is it the prizes, meeting new people, the excitement of possibly winning, pretty pictures, meeting new companies?
2. Leave me a second comment letting me know what project you are currently working on! (2nd optional entry)
3.Sew and Sow Farm followers New or Previous get another entry! (optional 3rd entry) Leave me a comment letting me know that you do. 
4. Help spread the word through facebook, twitter, pinterest, instagram or your blog! Leave me a comment letting me know how you shared ( Optional 4th entry!)
5. Visit one of my followers from the sidebar and let them know that Jan from Sew and Sow Farm sent you from the 5 Days x 5 Giveaways! 
What? Yall, this is something I have been wanting to do for a long time. I have so many nice people that have helped me along with this blog and I want to show them some love. Over on my right sidebar you will see Google Friend Connect followers (just click on one of the icons) and Bloglovin followers(click on followers). And also Google + followers.(I can't see my email followers) Just look around and pay a visit to at least ONE of them.( Try not to all visit the same person/blog as everyone else is) You may even decide to follow them. That is up to you. But I would love for you to just pick someone NEW to you and pay them a visit. Give them some encouragement!You will find so much inspiration and be so glad you did. If you need help, let me know and I will walk you through how to visit! Leave me a comment of who you visited! ( Now this is the 5th optional entry!) Kinda like a blog hop, giftaway ,visiting party! Yeehaw! AND when someone reaches out to you and visits your blog, try to return the favor if you can! I am certain they would love it!

That is 5 possible entries! Enter now through Sunday February 23rd! Winner will be picked at Random.org and I will announce the winners on Tuesday February 25th! 

This giveaway is open to everyone! Also if you are a no-reply or anonymous commenter, please include your email in your comments. 

Note: Please read! You get 5 chances EACH day! EXAMPLE:  Even though you may have left a comment yesterday that you are a follower, leave it again today so that it will count for today etc... If you want to visit someone, visit someone different today than yesterday and leave a comment. Be sure to leave a comment regarding the sponsors EACH day. Also,be sure to leave a comment on how you spread the word but try to do this differently each day if you can or just pick up the telephone and call someone! lol! . If you have any questions please let me know.


And - I tried to make it easier to enter, so You can click on any of the "Day" links or "sponsor" links in today's post above to go to that page!

AND MOST IMPORTANT OF ALL!  Have FUN! :)

Good Luck Everyone! And Thank yall so much for playing along!
xo jan

Friday, February 21, 2014

Whew! Day 4 of "5 Days x 5 Giveaways = 25 Chances to Win!"

UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed. Winners will be announced tomorrow Tuesday February 25,2014!
Good Luck Everyone!

Yeehaw Yall! I don't know about yall but yesterday had me Daydreaming about Spring. And Chocolate. And flowers. And sunshine. And bumblebees. And piles and piles of fabric! And living in a Sewing Machine Castle!

I mean, who wouldn't want to live here.  I wonder if the door opens when you turn the Hand Crank?    Anyway, I hope yall are enjoying my Blog Anniversary week as much as I am! We've had some gorgeous thread offered to us by Aurifil, a sweet FQ bundle of Mirabelle from The Fat Quarter Shop and a bright and bee-utiful bundle of Daydreams from The Intrepid Thread. And yall have done a wonderful job of letting them know how much we appreciate their support!
 So today we are going to switch things up a little bit. I wanted to share something I started learning this past year. English Paper Piecing.
Happy Go Lucky Hexies.

 Yall we were spending so much time in the hay fields this past summer, that I wanted to carry something with me to work on. Too hot to knit or crochet. And since I was already a member of the Inchy Hexagon Flower Swap I started taking hexagon papers and fabric with me to the hay fields.
I made Gingham Hexies,


I made Crane Hexies,

I had them flying in Circles and V formations

I finally got these characters landed on a quilt ...
Tsuru!
I haven't got this one quilted yet. I want to learn Shashiko and hopefully quilt at least part of it using Shashiko.

Then I went back to my Happy Go Lucky Hexies
and landed them on a quilt for my niece,
Machine Quilted, here's the back...

So when I got tired of monkeying around with hexagons;

I found a gorgeous quilt called "Patchwork of the Crosses" made by Lucy Boston during the post war era probaly around the 1950's ;
I was very intrigued and started searching around the internet to find out more information. And wowzers yall, the blocks quilters are making today are just phenomenal! I am just beginning to learn fussy cutting. Check out these blocks on my Pinterest! I'll wait here. Ok.  Now, you see why I say I am just learning to fussy cut. These blocks are made using 1"honeycombs for the blocks and 1" squares for the sashings.I order all my papers from PaperPieces.com As a matter of fact, they sponsored my Bee group with a discount !
Here was my first attempt:
And the back.  
Well I was hooked. I just had to learn more about this Lucy character and her Patchwork of the Crosses. So I contacted Diana Boston, daughter-in-law of Lucy, and ordered Diana's Book The Patchworks of Lucy Boston . Oh my, yall, that was it. Hook, line and sinker. So I started an "I Love Lucy International Bee" on Flickr . These ladies are so much fun. And they are making beautiful POTC quilts. Some are using bright and modern fabrics. You can see all the blocks we've made so far on Flickr.
Well beside making blocks for my Bee mates, I have been working on TWO POTC Quilts myself.
In the first quilt I am using American Banner Rose Fabrics.

(ignore the cherry background fabric :) )
I only have 6 blocks made so far. I am going to try to make the complete quilt using only American Banner Rose Fabrics.
"Lucy visits America"! 
 I haven't decided on the sashings and the actual Crosses between the blocks yet. What do you suggest? I thought about all red stars for the sashing and then scrappy in the middle of the crosses? (Look at the picture of Lucy's quilt) And I don't know if I like the block that has the green honeycombs in it. ABR does not have green. Not sure where I got that. Since this line is out of print, I may be working myself into a corner trying to stick with all the same fabric line :O
So, for my month as Queen in the I Love Lucy International Bee I have decided to go with "floral Shabby Chic" scrappy look. Here is my first block:
The fabrics are actually showing up dark in the picture.  I have this same print of the garland roses in pink and blue. So I am going to just do a very shabby, scrappy quilt. My month to be Queen hasn't rolled around yet in the Bee but one of  my Bee mates has already sent me a block. I LOVE it!

Ana Maria of anamarpatch made this BEE-UTIFUL block. I just love the soft colors and the fussy cut flowers.  I can't wait to see what my other Bee mates come up with.
So I guess you can see where all this headed. Toward our sponsor for today!
Yay! Paper Pieces.com has done it again and come through for me. Yall, these ladies at Paper Pieces are so sweet and patient. The first time I called I had no idea what to ask for or what I needed. They explained everything to me so patiently and made sure I was getting what I needed. 
Here is what they are offering for one lucky reader!
A 100 pc pack of the 1" Honeycombs, a 150 piece pack of the 1" squares and the Honeycomb acrylic template! I LOVE their templates. It has a 3/8" seam allowance so when you cut your fabric you are ready to sew. It is great for fussy cutting! 
So , everything you need to get you started on your own Lucy journey! 
If you have ever wanted to try English Paper Piecing then here is your chance. 
Paper Pieces.com not only has everything you need for Lucy Boston Blocks but they have Apple Cores,Chrysanthemums and Dresdens,Clamshells and Diamonds and hexagons and Octogons and Pentagons and Squares and Triangles and Tumblers and Windmills! Plus books and templates and patterns!
Whew! Plus they have instruction aide if you need it. And a Special each week! I love ordering from them.
Usually Jess answers the phone if you call them or you can order online. (Tell Jess I said hello)
I just wish I had more time in a day for sewing. Every time I visit their website, I find something else I want to make!
 THANK YOU Paper Pieces.com

Now how do you enter to win this Lucy Boston starter kit?


1. Leave a comment below. I would love to know what you think I should do for the sashing on my "Lucy visits America " quilt. (1st entry)
2. Sign up for Paper Pieces.com Newsletter or like their facebook page.  (2nd optional entry)Leave me a comment letting me know which you have done.
3.Sew and Sow Farm followers New or Previous get another entry! (optional 3rd entry) Leave me a comment letting me know that you do. 
4. Help spread the word through facebook, twitter, pinterest, instagram or your blog! Leave me a comment letting me know how you shared ( Optional 4th entry!)
5. Visit one of my followers from the sidebar and let them know that Jan from Sew and Sow Farm sent you from the 5 Days x 5 Giveaways!
What? Yall, this is something I have been wanting to do for a long time. I have so many nice people that have helped me along with this blog and I want to show them some love. Over on my right sidebar you will see Google Friend Connect followers (just click on one of the icons) and Bloglovin followers(click on followers). And also Google + followers.(I can't see my email followers) Just look around and pay a visit to at least ONE of them.( Try not to all visit the same person/blog as everyone else is) You may even decide to follow them. That is up to you. But I would love for you to just pick someone NEW to you and pay them a visit. Give them some encouragement!You will find so much inspiration and be so glad you did. If you need help, let me know and I will walk you through how to visit! Leave me a comment of who you visited! ( Now this is the 5th optional entry!) Kinda like a blog hop, giftaway ,visiting party! Yeehaw! AND when someone reaches out to you and visits your blog, try to return the favor if you can! I am certain they would love it!

That is 5 possible entries! Enter now through Sunday February 23rd! Winner will be picked at Random.org and I will announce the winner on Tuesday February 25th! 

This giveaway is open to everyone! Also if you are a no-reply or anonymous commenter, please include your email in your comments

Note: Please read! You get 5 chances EACH day! EXAMPLE:  Even though you may have left a comment yesterday that you are a follower, leave it again today so that it will count for today etc... If you want to visit someone, visit someone different today than yesterday and leave a comment. Be sure to leave a comment regarding the sponsors EACH day. Also,be sure to leave a comment on how you spread the word but try to do this differently each day if you can or just pick up the telephone and call someone! lol! . If you have any questions please let me know.

AND MOST IMPORTANT OF ALL!  Have FUN! :)

And remember, tomorrow is Day 5 and we will have another sponsor ( bet you can't guess who) with the last giftaway! Also, you can go back and enter ALL the giveaways 1-5 until Sunday Feb 23rd. So if someone missed yesterday or the day before, they can still enter through Sunday!

Have fun yall!
xo jan




















Thursday, February 20, 2014

Day 3 of "5 Days x 5 Giveaways = 25 Chances to Win!"

UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed. Winners will be announced tomorrow Tuesday February 25,2014!
Good Luck Everyone!

Goodness me!
 Yall are I-N-C-R-E-D-I-B-L-E!!!.I can't keep up with yall you're hopping around so fast.
Reminds me of the other day when one of the barn cats was sleeping up on a board in the sun next to the hay ring, which just so happened to have a calf eating out of it and yep you guessed it, the little calf grabbed the cats tail along with a mouthful of hay. I don't know what was worse, the cats screaming and wailing and clawing like the devil himself had ahold of him or the poor calf that got scared so bad by all the ruckus that he run plumb through and into the middle of the hay ring.  And there I was caught in the midst of it all with a bucket of feed for the mama cow not knowing which way to run or who to see about first. It took me an hour to find the cat. Geesh!  Both the cat and calf were just fine. No one got hurt, but I tell ya these critters around here are making my hair get grayer by the minute! I still crack up every time I remember seeing that cat swinging by his tail from that calf's mouth. Thank goodness the calf had a mouthful of hay along with the cats tail. Anyway, the whole reason I was tellin yall about this is that I have been scrambling around my blog and email the last two days trying to make sure everyone is having fun and not having any problems entering the giveaways. This has been a blast so far and I have met alot of new to me friends. Normally I reply to comments left through emails but I probaly won't get to do that this time. :)  I really hope everyone is enjoying this 5 days x 5 Giveaways = 25 Chances to Win! So lets get to Day 3!
 Day 3's Sponsor is Julie of The Intrepid Thread! Yall, I just love this shop. When I first met Julie (online) she was strickly an online fabric shop. Then they opened a Brick and Mortar store in Milpitas Califoria and they have really just exploded with fabric! One thing I love about shopping with Julie is that I know she will always have the latest, most up to date fabrics available. She purchases all the fabric for the shop herself!
 Last year I participated in the Lets' Get Acquainted Blog hop sponsored by Beth at Plum and June. I knew I wanted to make something a little more modern for the hop. Something that might would appeal to the younger generation. So I jumped online and visited The Intrepid Thread. I found some fabric called Kona Modern Quilts that they had in a colorway called Berry. I loved it, so I ordered some and Julie shipped it out the very next day. This is what I made:
 A Giant Churn Dash! This quilt was so much fun. I made it using a Quilt as You Go method. It lives in my daughters apartment now at college!
 For the binding, I used strips of the same color pieces from the front for a scrappy look. And pieced the back with a different print of the same line.
I really enjoyed this quilt. The fabrics were a dream to work with. The colors are so bright and rich. I think it was the perfect fabric for this quilt. I was so glad that The Intrepid Thread had just what I was looking for. And they always have something new and exciting going on. Check out their Block of The Month "Gypsy Wife" that they just started or their Must-Stash Club ~: I promise you, it is never boring around there!
  So what does Julie at The Intrepid Thread have for us today? She promised something new and exciting. And that is exactly what she is offering:

A 10 pc Fat Quarter Bundle of Daydreams by Kate Spain! Yall this is just BEE-UTIFUL! Oh it has me Daydreaming about Spring!   Thank you so much Julie! You knocked this one outta the park!
 So, how do you enter to win this fabulous 10pc Fat Quarter Bundle of Daydreams by Kate Spain?

 1. Leave a comment below. ( first entry)
2. Sign up for the The Intrepid Thread Blog , like their Facebook pageor check out their Flickr group!!   (2nd optional entry)Leave me a comment letting me know which you have done.
3.Sew and Sow Farm followers New or Previous get another entry! (optional 3rd entry) Leave me a comment letting me know that you do. 
4. Help spread the word through facebook, twitter, pinterest, instagram or your blog! Leave me a comment letting me know how you shared ( Optional 4th entry!)
5. Visit one of my followers from the sidebar and let them know that Jan from Sew and Sow Farm sent you from the 5 Days x 5 Giveaways!
What? Yall, this is something I have been wanting to do for a long time. I have so many nice people that have helped me along with this blog and I want to show them some love. Over on my right sidebar you will see Google Friend Connect followers (just click on one of the icons) and Bloglovin followers(click on followers). And also Google + followers.(I can't see my email followers) Just look around and pay a visit to at least ONE of them.( Try not to all visit the same person/blog as everyone else is) You may even decide to follow them. That is up to you. But I would love for you to just pick someone NEW to you and pay them a visit. Give them some encouragement!You will find so much inspiration and be so glad you did. If you need help, let me know and I will walk you through how to visit! Leave me a comment of who you visited! ( Now this is the 5th optional entry!) Kinda like a blog hop, giftaway ,visiting party! Yeehaw! AND when someone reaches out to you and visits your blog, try to return the favor if you can! I am certain they would love it!

That is 5 possible entries! Enter now through Sunday February 23rd! Winner will be picked at Random.org and I will announce the winner on Tuesday February 25th! 

This giveaway is open to everyone! Also if you are a no-reply or anonymous commenter, please include your email in your comments

Note: Please read! You get 5 chances EACH day! EXAMPLE:  Even though you may have left a comment yesterday that you are a follower, leave it again today so that it will count for today etc... If you want to visit someone, visit someone different today than yesterday and leave a comment. Be sure to leave a comment regarding the sponsors EACH day. Also,be sure to leave a comment on how you spread the word but try to do this differently each day if you can or just pick up the telephone and call someone! lol! . If you have any questions please let me know.

AND MOST IMPORTANT OF ALL!  Have FUN! :)

And remember, tomorrow is Day 4 and we will have another sponsor with another giftaway! Also, you can go back and enter ALL the giveaways 1-5 until Sunday Feb 23rd. So if someone missed yesterday or the day before, they can still enter today!

                      Good Luck Everyone! Now I gotta go check on this little guy!
Have fun yall!
xo jan

                                   

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

DAY 2 - 5 Days x 5 Giveaways = 25 Chances to WIN!

UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed. Winners will be announced tomorrow Tuesday February 25,2014!
Good Luck Everyone!

Wowzers yall! You guys are really rockin' this party! It is so fun to see everyone visiting around and making new friends to follow!
 So let's just jump right into Day 2! Today's sponsor is The Fat Quarter Shop! The Fat Quarter Shop was one of the very first online Quilting Weight Fabric stores that I found and the very first Quilt Along that I joined. I jumped right into "The Back to School with Pam Kitty Love Civil War Sampler" quilt along that they were just getting started with. Here is my quilt top from that first Quilt Along!
 Yall this was SO MUCH FUN! And the fabrics are just too stinkin' cute! Being my first quilt along I wasn't sure what to expect. I was really afraid I couldn't keep up. But I had so darn much fun,that I was anxiously waiting each month for the day to roll around to post my next block. Yep I was very eager to learn! And I did learn so much.

 We used Barbara Brackman's Civil War Sampler Book, which is now on sale at the Fat Quarter Shop. Although we used the book as a guideline, we still had the freedom to make whichever blocks from the book that we wanted and how we used the fabric in the blocks. If you have ever been hesitant about joining a Quilt Along, don't be, just jump right in. Everyone at the Fat Quarter Shop is so supportive and ready to help if you have questions. Plus I made alot of new friends! Here is a link to some of their Blocks of the Month and also they are having a Wishes Quilt Along. All proceeds will benefit the Make A Wish Foundation! You can visit the Wishes Quilt Along page to download the free patterns and watch the video tutorials! 
 When I contacted the Fat Quarter Shop about sponsoring a day in my 5 Days - 5 Giveaways they didn't hesitate to say "Yes! We would love to offer something to your readers!" . They are so generous! So here is today's Giftaway courtesy of the Fat Quarter Shop!

Oh my goodness yall! A Mirabelle 40 pc Fat Quarter Bundle! by Fig Tree &Co. This is absolutely gorgeous! and 40 fat Quarters! That is a $124.99 retail value! I love these colors. And Fig Tree & Co is one of my all time favorite designers. You can follow this link to see all the fabrics included. Thank you Fat Quarter Shop for being so generous! You guys are awesome!
 So how do you enter to win this gorgeous 40 piece Fat Quarter Bundle?
1. Leave a comment below. ( first entry)
2. Follow the Fat Quarter Shop blog "The Jolly Jabber", like their Facebook page, or check out their You Tube channel! ( yes they have their own channel! 2 optional entry)Leave me a comment letting me know which you have done.
3.Sew and Sow Farm followers New or Old get another entry! (optional 3rd entry) Leave me a comment letting me know that you do. 
4. Help spread the word through facebook, twitter, pinterest, instagram or your blog! Leave me a comment letting me know how you shared ( Optional 4th entry!)
5. Visit one of my followers from the sidebar and let them know that Jan from Sew and Sow Farm sent you from the 5 Days x 5 Giveaways!
What? Yall, this is something I have been wanting to do for a long time. I have so many nice people that have helped me along with this blog and I want to show them some love. Over on my right sidebar you will see Google Friend Connect followers (just click on one of the icons) and Bloglovin followers(click on followers). And also Google + followers.(I can't see my email followers) Just look around and pay a visit to at least ONE of them.( Try not to all visit the same person/blog as everyone else is) You may even decide to follow them. That is up to you. But I would love for you to just pick someone NEW to you and pay them a visit. Give them some encouragement!You will find so much inspiration and be so glad you did. If you need help, let me know and I will walk you through how to visit! Leave me a comment of who you visited! ( Now this is the 5th optional entry!) Kinda like a blog hop, giftaway ,visiting party! Yeehaw! AND when someone reaches out to you and visits your blog, try to return the favor if you can! I am certain they would love it!

That is 5 possible entries! Enter now through Sunday February 23rd! Winner will be picked at Random.org and I will announce the winner on Tuesday February 25th! 

This giveaway is open to everyone! Also if you are a no-reply or anonymous commenter, please include your email in your comments

Note: Please read! You get 5 chances EACH day! EXAMPLE:  Even though you may have left a comment yesterday that you are a follower, leave it again today so that it will count for today etc... If you want to visit someone, visit someone different today than yesterday and leave a comment. Be sure to leave a comment regarding the sponsors EACH day. Also,be sure to leave a comment on how you spread the word but try to do this differently each day if you can or just pick up the telephone and call someone! lol! . If you have any questions please let me know.

AND MOST IMPORTANT OF ALL!  Have FUN! :)

And remember, tomorrow is Day 3 and we will have another sponsor with another giftaway! Also, you can go back and enter all the giveaways 1-5 until Sunday Feb 23rd. So if someone missed yesterday, they can still enter!

                                   Good Luck Everyone!
                                                 xo jan






Tuesday, February 18, 2014

DAY 1 - 5 Days x 5 Giveaways = 25 Chances to win!

UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed. Winners will be announced tomorrow Tuesday February 25, 2014!
Good Luck everyone!

YEEHAW YALL! It's my 1 year Blog Anniversary and I am ready to Celebrate! It has been an A-M-A-Z-I-N-G year! I have met so many new and exciting friends and learned so very much this year. I just never really thought I could do this. You see, I read blogs for about a year. That would be 2011. Then in March of 2012 I thought I would set up a blog and see how it went. Well, I read blogs for another 11 months and finally got up the nerve to publish my first post on February 18, 2013! I am just a wee bit shy! And I think I just never looked back!
 That first post was about a Scrappy Many Trips Around the World Quilt that I was making on my Singer Featherweight.

 I realized that I never did show the finished quilt.  Here it is!
I used some really old scraps. Many were from my Aunts and grandmothers. Some prints are old and some not so old.

It is quilted in a Starflower allover design using Aurifil Color# 2021 (Natural White) and I backed and bound it in a soft green floral. It is one of my favorite quilts.
 So this year has been super busy and this is my 112th post. And yall know how much I like to have giveaways! My giveaways in the past have been from my stash with the exception of the 4 packages of Aurifil Thread that they were kind enough to send for my 100th blogpost! That made me want to do something extra special to celebrate my 1 year Anniversary! So..... We are having 5 giveaways for the next 5 days starting today! And you will have 5 ways each day to enter, so that is 25 chances to win! Woohoo! AND Each day will be a different sponsor!
 Today our sponsor for this Giftaway, (and I say gift away because it really is a gift) is AURIFIL Thread!
Yeehaw Yall! They have really come through on this! Look at what they are offering:
Yes ma'am! A 12 piece box of Allison Glass Essentials Cotton thread collection!
Wowzers! If this doesn't make you feel like Spring has Sprung, I don't know what will! These colors are BEE-UTIFUL! And yall these 50 wt. spools have 1422 yards per spool! That is 12 spools of dreamy cotton thread. A $109.99 retail value. If you haven't tried Aurifil then you should. I have seen a huge difference in the amount of lint in my machine. And virtually no breakage. And the colors are so rich and saturated. I love this stuff and wished I had tried it sooner.
Thank you so much Aurifil for sponsoring such a gorgeous gift! 
       So how do you enter. You will have 5 ways.
1. Leave a comment below. ( first entry)
2. Follow Aurifil Quilt Patchwork and Embroidery Threads on Facebook or sign up for their Newsletter or   follow their blog Auribuzz and leave me a comment here letting me know you have done so.. ( 2nd optional entry)
3. Sew and Sow Farm followers new and old get another entry. Leave a comment letting me know that you are. Yall I am really excited about growing my blog enough to start having sponsors to help with the giftaways! And Followers you want to be sure to read #5. (3rd optional entry)
4. Help spread the word either through facebook, Twitter, instagram or blog. Leave me a comment how you shared. (4th optional entry)
5. Visit one of my followers from the sidebar and let them know that Jan from Sew and Sow Farm sent you!
What? Yall, this is something I have been wanting to do for a long time. I have so many nice people that have helped me along with this blog and I want to show them some love. Over on my right sidebar you will see Google Friend Connect followers (just click on one of the icons) and Bloglovin followers(click on followers). And also Google + followers.(I can't see my email followers) Just look around and pay a visit to at least ONE of them.( Try not to all visit the same person/blog) You may even decide to follow them. That is up to you. But I would love for you to just pick someone NEW to you and pay them a visit. Give them some encouragement!You will find so much inspiration and be so glad you did. If you need help, let me know and I will walk you through how to visit! Leave me a comment of who you visited! ( Now this is the 5th optional entry!) Kinda like a blog hop, giftaway ,visiting party! Yeehaw! AND when someone reaches out to you and visits your blog, try to return the favor if you can! I am certain they would love it!

That is 5 possible entries! Enter now through Sunday February 23rd! Winner will be picked at Random.org and I will announce the winner on Tuesday February 25th! 

This giveaway is open to everyone! Also if you are a no-reply or anonymous commenter, please include your email in your comments

 And remember, tomorrow is Day 2 and we will have another sponsor with another giftaway! 

                                   Good Luck Everyone!
                                                 xo jan