Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Lucky Rainbow - a giveaway!!!!!


 oooh - what are these pretties? Stacks of rainbowy loveliness. Mmmmm. I luffs you pretty fabrics.


It's a new bundle of yum from Alice at backstitch. And I have a bundle to give away. Oh yay. Shall I just keep it? I'd quite like to actually. But that would be selfish (I actually would like to just keep it, and let it be known if it were here in my house and not at Alice's shop, I would keep it and pretend I lost it, or the dog ate it, so count yourselves lucky, alright? I'm not even joking.)


What I like best about this bundle (called Lucky Rainbow) is that it's a lucky dip of fabrics, a bundle of 10 prints in rainbow colours consisting of present and past fabrics from Alice's shop. The good thing is all of her fabrics are gorgeous, so you're not going to get a bum deal and it's like getting a surprise gift, because you don't know exactly what's coming.

I like surprises like that. They're the best kind.

Do you want to win one? You can! There are a couple of teensy rules though.


  • You must be living in the UK or Europe
  • You must say something nice (about anything - the weather, your neighbour, the dog, anything at all)
  • You must bring me cake and tea

Ok - the last rule is made up.

Leave a comment and I'll pick a winner in a week (July 10th) and try ever so hard not to accidentally give Alice my address instead of yours when I tell her the winner.

GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED!

193 comments:

Jen Walshaw said...

OH I need some rainbows in my life. I always try to be nice and say nice things, but today my nice thing is I got some lovely teacher present broaches from Lucie-Ellen.com and they are so cute I want to keep them myself! I love giving handcrafted things to people.

raspberry said...

I can't get lucky twice, can I?!?

Isisjem said...

I'm quite prepared to send you tea and cake if it increases my chance of winning! ;-) See I'm not only nice I'm not above shameless bribery ;-) I have something really nice I want to share with everyone but it's a bit of a secret so I can't :-( But I can say I've been asked to contribute to a friends project and feel really honoured to be part of it especially as it involves lovely fabrics :-)

Curly boy said...

Saying nice things doesn't come THAT easily to me, but you (and Bri and the rest of the FQ crew) inspired me to get off my butt and start sewing.

Jo @ a life in lists said...

Oooh. Nice things. Ummm. It's nice that my number two child finally decided he might fancy cruising today at a mere 16 months. At this rate he might even beat number one child by walking before 23 months. And it's nice that he's asleep right now so I can enter this.

Gillian Green said...

Lovely fabric. It has just brightened my otherwise gloomy wet day. A new blog from you always brightens my day. I love to see what you are making.

nicolette at dutchcomfort said...

Hi Katy, I would love me some rainbow, the one with the bucket of gold at the end of it! I’m from the Netherlands, Holland, Pays Bas, or the Dutch cheese country, whatever you like.
Saying something nice about the weather is absolutely impossible, my neighbours too, I don’t have a dog, but I love all the inspiration on blogs like yours and I love your Spring Carnival templates. Well that’s nice, he?!

nearlybutnotquite said...

An excuse to say something nice! How about I'd never made a lined thing, and was a bit baffled and scared of it - but since your clippy bag class I've made two already! I'm super grateful.

I did swear not to buy any more fabric without purpose this month, but winning it would be a perfectly acceptable, lovely loop hole I reckon. Sx

Justine said...

I just told Alice this morning how lovely these bundles were! I can actually bring you cake and tea to increase my chances of a win!!! My nice thing to say is I luff you!

susan said...

I'm open to bribing you. Chocolate? Lemon Drizzle cake? Please let your preference be known.

pippablue said...

Rainbow yumminess! What a brill idea! Something nice...one of my best friends is driving across country for a visit with her kids today. looking forward to catching up, and i know my little ones will be entertained!

Emy said...

That is a really lovely bundle of fabric. We love rainbows in our house. I got my girls out of bed to see a huge whole rainbow over our house last Saturday evening :)

Danielle Coolbear Jenkins said...

I gave my children chocolate Weetabix and they sat quietly for about 5 mins, that was nice.

Sarah said...

If I won this, I'd give it to my mum cos she's in the Brit Quilt Swap and its her first swap and a lovely little rainbow stash might help inspire her!

Nadine said...

Phwwoar, how gorgeous are those fabrics. Saying nice things? Oh what about ...

... Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Cheese Cake (possibly with Pumpkin too)

and if you don't think that sounds nice you're beyond help) oh and something else that's nice, I would be very happy to make some of that and bring it to one of those quiltsy gatherings (ahem, coffee chats) you have, once we have bought a car that is.

Sound nice?

LittleChicken said...

This bundle is so lovely! Would love to win I have a rainbow thing atm haha. Also excited that I have a new blog to read thanks to a fat quarterly re-tweet yay :)

ros said...

I have nice homemade strawberry jam and homemade strawberry icecream! And whooping cough. :(

Pam said...

I have just scooted round Lucy's shop and blog, and i will be returning to both. It is lovely to find a shop in the UK to buy fabric from. The giveaway pack is bright just the way I like my fabrics, so If I am lucky enough to win I will have to buy a more. The nicest thing I can think of at the moment is Eton mess with strawberries from my garden to follow the homemade pizza we are having for dinner. Yummy fabric and yummy food in the same day, how good is that.

SewLittleToSay said...

It's not raining and there's a hint of sunshine - I wonder how long this nice weather will last.

trash said...

Something nice? About the weather? Ummmm... The rain has lessened?? OK, how about the dog? She seems to be getting over Sunday's homemade haircut. Do you know some people just don't appreciate the beauty and effort that goes into handmade things.

niveas said...

it's really a lovely bundle that made my day colorful! thank you so much for this chance!

As always it's inspiring to hop on your blog (during basting some hexies ;))!

Kristina said...

Hihihi love the giveaway as well as your writing! Made me laugh :)) I'd love to bring you cake, how about cherry cake or lemon cake with chocolate? Let me just see when it's my flight ;))
Can't say anything nice about the weather, 'cus it's hot and sticky around here, but I'm your new blog follower!

Laura Taylor said...

Since I will actually bring you cake on Thursday, I feel it's only right if I win ;-)

Leo said...

cookie: (O)
tea: (_)°

something nice - we were allowed to open the windows and let in some cold wind during the exam

Martina said...

Lovely rainbow! Just brightens my day as here it is raining since two days and it is very grey! Would be so fun to pass by with cake at your door. Sadly it is not around the corner.
Be blessed
Martina

Julie Nelson said...

I love this giveaway and I love you blog. Love that you are in the UK. I have found some wonderful quilt shops by reading your posts.

Hope that I win but if I don't then I hope the person who does can spend many hours sewing to their hearts content this summer.

Charlotte said...

oh - those are so beautiful! I love rainbowy things. And I would totally give you cake anyway!

Gertie Pye said...

I am happy to say nice things about my lovely friends who I caught up with at a wedding on Saturday and also about my family, even the annoying ones, after Lynne's Siblings Together post yesterday which made me weepy. I am a bit far away to bring you cake right now but if there is a FQR 2013 I will happily supply scones & clotted cream again x

Sam said...

What pretty hands you have in the hexy MF tutorial pictures! Ok, that's a nice thing but perhaps a little weird too! Hope that qualifies!

Sadie said...

Hahaha - I can see why you want to keep them, they are delicious!
For my something nice, I want to say thank you for all the inspiration and giggles I get from visiting your blog :-) it's helped get me at my machine and actually sewing stuff! xx

jennyflower said...

Ooo, lovely rainbow. Sat eating lovely pate on toast whilst typing- yummy. xx

Monika said...

You are compeletly right about those fabrics - yummy, lovely, great ... (that was nice - yes??!?) I can not say something nice about our weather here in Germany - as it is raining since Sunday :( but - the nice part - it is not cold, nice temperature - perfect for sewing in my sewing room upstairs (where it was awful hot last week) ... and it is always lovely to read your blog!

Polly Primrose said...

I love Lucy's blog and the shop has really wonderful materials for me to ooh and aaaah at!!! Thank you for cheering up my day with your blog x

Angela said...

Ooh, luffly fabrics indeed! I'd love to get my hands on some of these. I'm very new to this quilting malarky and it was your photos on twitter that inspired me! I thought quilting was an old-fashioned thing but how wrong was I?!

My nice comment is: It's nice to be important butit's more important to be nice. Aaaaah!

Michala said...

Hmmm something nice eh? With this bloody awful weather it's a little hard to think nice things, I could really do with some rainbow fabric to brighten up my day, or month!

Sunnybec said...

My husband and I (ohhh I sound like the Queen!!) celebrated our 40th Wedding Anniversary on Sunday so I think I deserve some fabric!! Or a medal or at the very least a holiday.....I could tell you the weather in France is FAB at the moment, but it would only depress you if I did.... :-) Hugs Linda

Sonia said...

Oh wow! Rainbow loveliness. My nice thing is sitting down with a steamy hot coffee and catching up on all the wonderful new blog posts :) x

Claire said...

Oooh, they are just downright gorgeous - lovely lovely. We have a dearth of good fabric shops up in here in 'sunny' Aberdeen so me winning that delicious stack would be the nicest thing anyone could do for me, particularly as we are already into the first week of our summer holidays.

Nicole Follow the White Bunny said...

Yum, I'd really like a bundle of those fabrics! I sent you something nice 2 weeks ago, does that count as well? (it just hasn't arrived yet!)

Kelly said...

Ohh pretty pretty rainbow! That is all I have to say ;-)

Carla said...

If you ever travel to Lisbon I'll gladly offer you some cake+tea. It's sunny here and I wish I was at the beach :)

Silke said...

pretty giveaway, :-)
go on...say something..anything!

- i saw 2 Rainbows this year...
- you wrote on your "about" site:
Katy is really tall,
i am (Silke) 1,85 cm > 6ft 1 inch?
- dogs name is Charly
- we have lost UEFA EURO (Germany):-)

Silke

Trudi said...

Oh,,I can definitely bring you cake! In fact how about a little more for Thursday, you can never have too much cake imho! Like fabric!

Cille said...

Say something nice? Well about about thanking your for making my month. I just started a Spring Carnival quilt and I LOVE it. Makes me so happy everytime I look at it. I have a dedicated goal of making a lot of EPP in my vacation. Easy peasy with such a wonderful pattern.

The rainbow bundle looks so fresh and yummy. I can certainly understand why a bundle could easily get lost at your house.

MetroQuilter said...

What a lovely rainbow bundle to brighten up the day. Must check out the shop...which will be a nice thing to do.

Mrs Yoastie said...

I live in the UK.
Cake will be tricky to post though...
Can't say anything nice about the weather but I can be nice about the Tesco delivery man. He was very jolly and cheerful and was lovely to talk to.

Sharon H said...

Well, I would like to say something nice about my vet whom I visited today. I know it's not in any way connected to fabric, LOL, but she's such a lovely lady, she always kisses each and every dog on their heads, cuddles them and is a genuinely lovely person. And if, because my Spanish is not yet perfect, I don't understand anything she is telling me, so she draws little pictures to explain....although I have to say she is NOT an artist! LOL....
I think if I were chosen to win this fabric, I would love to make a little fabric collage for her wall.
Thank you, hugs Sharon in Spain x

Shevvy said...

I'd bring you cake and tea if you didn't live so far north! I'll just have to have some for myself and think of you instead!

Celtic Thistle said...

What a lovely,colourful fabric bundle, I can see why you are tempted to draw yourself!

A new muffin shop has just opened a few doors away from me, I can highly recommend their chocolate caramel muffins! That is much nicer than telling you that although we have sunshine, we have no hot water because the City Authorities are testing the pipes!!

Rosa said...

Yes,beautiful fabrics.If you travel to Spain a invite you ,a yummy spanish breakfast,chocolate with churros".

Something nice?this year January 27,I celebrated my 18th wedding anniversary with a big party.

Spoolhardy Girl said...

Haiku from Fatticus to Snoop:

Oh wee little dog
I mustache you a question
Won't you leave me be?

Pippa Parsons said...

yummy fabrics, how about a nice slice of rainbow cake :O) you won't want me to tell you it's in the high 20's here will you.... so I'll say that I really like your nail varnish today !!!

Spoolhardy Girl said...

Oh POO! Just realized I am not a UK resident. I keep forgetting that! Oh well. I'm out. Hope you like the haiku anyway. :P

Helen Lay said...

Gorgeous fabrics, I followed your advice on Sunday night when I was stressed and made my 1st In Color Order drawstring bag - ace advice and I have a bag for my Spring Carnival WIP - that's pretty nice.

teacupfaery said...

Lovely! I do have something nice to say actually, and that is that I am having a really lovely day today, sitting in my quiet house sewing hexagons for the Hexy MF, and that I'm really loving the pre-cut hexy papers and very grateful for the awesome discount which justified my stocking up on them :)

Laura said...

As soon as I saw these on Twitter last night, I thought they were genius - or rather, that Alice is! Her taste is always impeccable, so these are going to be fabulous bundles :)

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Scenic Pit Stops said...

Nice things . . . my incredible stepdaughter just spent two weeks visiting us in Germany and I am so grateful for her time here! Also, I have the most awesome landlords ever.

Roberta said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous , gorgeous. I like the idea of lucky dip though might struggle to hide my disappointment if I didn't get a piece of pilgrim and those cute foxes.
Count me in for the roller coaster ride!

Danielle Weiss-Raichel said...

You are so very entertaining to read. Your posts sound as if we were sitting at a table drinking coffee and gossiping over the latest fabric finds... This fabric is lovely!! ..all fabric is lovely....i'm a bit obsessed...

kat129 said...

last rule should be the first and most important!

Kelly said...

what a lovely idea for a bundle! x

Linda said...

What a great Giveaway! Please can I win? What shall I say tha's nice when the weather is being so horrible? I know, thank goodness for the roof over Centre Court. Now at least SOME matches can be played without rain breaks!
Linda on travjonuk@yahoo.com

Linda said...

What a great Giveaway! Please can I win? What shall I say tha's nice when the weather is being so horrible? I know, thank goodness for the roof over Centre Court. Now at least SOME matches can be played without rain breaks!
Linda on travjonuk@yahoo.com

Sue Bone said...

Those fabrics are so pretty. Once I've commented I'm off to have a look at the shop. I've just finished making my first purse (thank you for the inspiration) and two lots of cup cakes. You're welcome to pop around for one.

Hazel Raison said...

Fab giveaway.

I can say something nice about the weather - I did not get rained on during the school run!

Janet said...

Thanks for the chance to win. It's such beautiful fabric.

Guizito said...

Love the fabric! Thank you so much for giving me the oportunity to have them! You can ALWAYS have tea and cake with me in Portugal :)

Archie the wonder dog said...

My something nice is that during our walk yesterday Alfie was playing with his favourite friend (Diesel the dog) yesterday and doing lots of chest bumping and ear/neck nibbling (as well as lots of rolling on the floor) and I was bored (I'm not allowed to play, something to do with 'having a bad back') so I nipped into the trees and found that someone (OK, a boy who was playing hide and seek) had left me a doughnut in a tray on the floor and I swallowed it whole before he could stop me...best walk EVER! I'd offer to bring you cake but I'm not sure it would survive the journey as I might get hungry on the way.

Oh, I've been asked to make it clear that it's me, Archie, leaving this comment, not 'herself'. She would never pick up a doughnut off the floor and eat it. Well, she says she wouldn't...

Di said...

The rainbow colours would sure brighten up my day! I would make you tea and cake too!

Francis Paul said...

what a lovely bundle! I *Like* your sleeve :-)

AmandaA said...

I have just had a lovely afternoon cutting out fabrics to use with your Spring Carnival templates - at least, they're mine now cos I got myself organised enough to buy them! And I'm waiting for the precut papers which I got at a lovely discount, thanks to you. So wouldn't it be extra lovely if I won some yummy fabrics in your giveaway?! Hope you get some cake soon.

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

Woooo - what a yummy bundle of rainbowy lurve :) Today I checked on the 'veg plot' I created in my garden and guess what!!?? Despite the damage Jax the doxle-dog did the other day to the patch, I actually have beans growing! Purple ones! Purple green beans - yay!! The coolest thing about purple beans is that when you put them in boiling water they turn green so they are best eaten raw - all purple and amazing!! I love purple schtuff - yum!

Irina said...

Something nice... I just had a great walk on a hill where I could see my home, and despite the drizzly rain, it was sooo lovely! the flowers all around and the landscape, I wish everybody could enjoy something like this. thanks for the chance!

Dianne Neale said...

The weather her is luverly and I'm just of for my 3rd swim of the day. How nice is that? Alsmost as nice as this fabric!

dolores said...

I don't live in the UK but our daughter does...you can mail to her!!:)

We visited several weeks ago...and I don't care what anyone else says...the food was great!:) Nice enough?;)

Quilting In The Cold said...

Ooh now that is a lovely rainbow! My something nice is spending the afternoon at the beach with two small children, burying our feet in the sand and paddling in the ice cold sea. Can't beat it, except with the addition of ice cream!

Kay said...

Such a fab giveaway, thank you. I love surprises so it would be a perfect bundle to win. I baked double chocolate chip cookies and cranberry scones today. Bakinbg keeps everyone happy.
ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

Jennie said...

Cakes are nice - we spent last week baking and raised £370 for our local church - that's nice! I'm in the UK!

Judith, Belfast said...

You're too funny! I love cake too! Jxo

Catherine said...

your tea and cake are on the side here for you, just pop round. love those fabrics

Anna Honeysett said...

I just played football in the park with my dog, who is a canine David Beckham. So much fun:-) Annax

Debuko said...

I would like to invite You to Poland for some coffe and tea. Thank You for fantastic giveaway!!!

Jane Townson said...

Thanks for the lovely giveaway and I think your blog is fantastic.

Katy Cameron said...

Hmm, with a dog the size of yours you'd be struggling to pass off the 'dog ate it' excuse ;o)

Sorry, something nice. Ummmm, well it's not raining right this second, which is always nice...

Jo Jo said...

I love your cathedral windowy quilt that has lots of orange fabric in it - it's lovely. :o)

tusen said...

Beautiful rainbows, I can see them in a (not necessarily baby) quilt :)
No cake I'm afraid, but I can share my ice tea and a bit of the summer heat we're having this week.

dreambug said...

I've just started sewing a new quilt which is quite exciting and I'm planning my next one already inspired by one of your quilts which I thought was beautiful. And I would love to send you cake!!

Anonymous said...

I'm often inspired by your wonderful blog. I love it when giveaways are for the UK and Europe - so often they are USA only. Thanks for the opportunity.
swdav at xtra dot co dot nz

Harrysmum said...

Gorgeous Rainbows - we need them with all the rain we've been getting.
Cake you asked for - well the next best thing I can do with 'tinternet is http://www.bakingmad.com/ Enjoy ;-)

eva said...

It's not hard to say something nice - you are a constant source of inspiration and I love reading your blog and always get inspired and happy.
Sorry about the cake but it will not be edible when it arrives, so you may imagine how good it would have been. And by the way, I'm from Sweden!

lucy said...

I have something really great to say....after a lifetime of trying I have managed to get shirring elastic to do it's job. Turns out that on my Janome you actually have to machine wind the bobbin and not hand wind it! Happy days!

Another great thing is I have discovered this very lovely blog!

Anonymous said...

Just got the book from the Fat quarterly bunch and it's fab... A rainbow bundle of fabric would be just the thing to get started...
celinereynaud at lycos dot com

Very Berry Handmade said...

Oooh lovely! Easy to say nice things when your blog is so great and Alice's shop so fab! (oh what a creep I am - does creeping work with Mr Random I wonder?). Proper nice thing: I am finally going to go on holiday - yay!

Sarah @ FairyFace Designs said...

I would just love a rainbow to brighten my day!

Cherie said...

You must be physic! I have been searching the high websites for rainbow themed fabrics...after discovering my stash was seriously lacking in some colours!
The weather hasn't been too bad actually it's been great for our veggies in the garden.
I have lemon drizzle cake...will that do? =D

pennydog said...

How about I'll let you read my recipe for the best ever chocolate brownies in the world? Does that count as nice? http://pennydog.wordpress.com/2011/06/10/no-nuts-chocolate-brownies/

Two Owls said...

Love those rainbow bundles!

I'm in the UK. I got to meet up with a couple of friends today who don't judge me for having very little control over my rowdy toddler - which is always nice! And I could post some cake and a teabag?

mollymo said...

It would be really nice if it stopped raining...but at least the plants are happy!! I wouldn't mind the rain at all if I had some lovely rainbow fabric - it would just brighten up my day!!

Teresa said...

Gorgeous fabrics!
My lovely son has just made us a fab dinner! Yum!

Will you be at Birmingham next month - we could bring cake!

Eilidh said...

Nice giveaway, thank you. You seem nice! Your tattoos look nice too, they suit you. I like your glasses and that outfit you have on in your picture is also lovely. Thank you to Alice too!

Flying Blind... said...

Alice already has my address, so let's not waste all the lovely people's time x

Karen said...

biscuits are nice!

Karen xx

Julie said...

Something nice, well this bundle is so gorgeous I have had to break my no-blog-commenting-while-on-holiday rule.

Linda said...

Thank you lovely Ginger Monkey for organising this even when your heart isnt in it..... a girl can never have enough fabric. Linda H x

Jo Robertson jorobexeter(at)gmail(dot)com said...

What lovely happy fabric and such a cheerful giveaway! The weather is rubbish but I've had a very cosy evening under my blanket drinking hot chocolate and watching the tennis!

Nicky said...

Oh my ! Lovely fabric and lovely Katy - I am so loving the frame purse thing I need more gorgeous fabrics to make more! Thanks for that first step Katy - I'd never have done it without you!

Elena said...

What a wonderful stack of color, it's a rainbow in your hand
I'm afraid the tea will arrive a little bit cold (too much distance from Barcelona)but I can send you some homemade cookies;D.

Quiltefia said...

I love fabric, and I love my summerholiday........even it`s raining right now....AnneK, Kragerø south in Norway:-)

caitmac said...

Loving the wet weather as it excuses me from the garden and I don't feel guilty quilting instead of weeding!!!!

Katie said...

As I sit here and watch the news about the two pilots missing in the Moray Firth, I wish with my whole heart that they be found safe.

mrsrobinson said...

Oh so glad that the dog hasn't eaten this dreamy lucky rainbow! Being presented with a little posy of flowers (daisies) by my little boy at the end of school has been a nice moment in my day...

Shen said...

Such pretty fabric....I desperately want it! So..... something nice....
Although the weather is definitely NOT nice the lovely thing about it is that I'm wearing my sheep skin slippers even though its summer, having soup for dinner and not feeling that's its weird and spending more time indoors being crafty free of the guilt that I should be enjoying the outdoors!! Those are bad weather bonuses.

And another thing.... I think Fatticus looks like a nice cat (if a little scary!!)

I hope I win!

Diane-crewe said...

OK! I am on my way with CAKE... may take me a while lol x .... the reason? Well... .. I am busy chasing my dog around ...he is happy with the rain ... and is loving drinking the rain out of the puddles maybe winning the fabric would distract me xx

Lyn said...

Love those fabrics! Would love to win. What fun.

WandaFish said...

I'm escaping the grey and cold for a week in sunny Spain, yay! Well it's nice for me :)
I'd love a rainbow to play with when I get back - thanks for the chance!

Rosa said...

Great!
Finally an opportunity to say something nice about me!
I love me. I do. I do. I do!
I have give me permission to buy a new sewing maching, so I can start quilting all the UFO's that have accumulated over the years.
That's how nice I am!! Can't beat it.

There are few things nicer than a new sewing machine... fabric of course is the best.
You really don't need to cut/sew fabric.
Petting it is all enough :-)

Ullhärvan said...

OK, I live in Sweden and today the weather has been perfect and I'll bring cake and tea the next time I come over!

Lexilooo said...

I don't live in EU/UK, so this is not an entry, but I'd still love to bring you tea and cake :)

Gunilla said...

Hooray! Just for us europeans! Nice thing: really like your blog! It's fun, honest and bursting of creativity- please include some of that if I happen to win! So... Thanks for sharing!

Rafael's Mum said...

Tea and cake ready at my house! You are invited! (now is that nice or not?) Let me know when you are coming :-)

Shmum said...

Good Morning. Lovely bundle you have there, ooh err missus. Today I am going to do some sewing after months of studying and now sewing, so hurrah for me! Happy day indeed. :) Sharonx

Claire said...

I'm from the uk but living in Belgium and your blog has kept me sane and smiling this last year. Thank you

runciblespoon said...

What a fab give-away, and wonderful introduction to your lovely blog. Off make a nice cup of tea and read through your back-catalogue now...

Thank you!

Clare said...

Aren't we always looking for that crock of gold at the end of the rainbow? With those fabrics I think we've found it. What's nice? Having DD home 24/7 for the next 8 weeks and a houseful of hysterically stupid teenagers! I bet I won't be saying that in a few weeks!

Sarah said...

Lovely fabrics (which is always nice)! My mum has just been to visit and brought me a funky quilter's calculator she found in the US so that is very nice and although the weather might not be great all this rain and warmish weather has meant that our broccoli has grown fantastically - for the first time ever we have proper heads rather than just florets!

rowan said...

It's impossible to say something nice about the weather but my dog always makes me smile, except when she's breaking wind. I can also say something nice about the lovely Alice as I've picked up fabric from Backstitch HQ before she moved house. She also had a very cute little boy. OK, that's enough niceness for one day.

Susanne said...

Something nice: I love seeing pictures of fabric :) And I even more love petting stacks of fabric. It's so calming.
Susanne

House of Pinheiro said...

Today in taking the day off to quilt and chat with other sewist, so that should. E a lovely day...

Anna said...

I love the selections of fabrics from Backstitch! My nice thing is that I have the best friends in the world. Whilst I am nursing 3 cracked ribs they have collected my kids, helped me with shopping and just been generally fantastic!

Pennie said...

I'm having a lovely peaceful morning in the office, two dogs all curled up cutely fast asleep and brightness coming in through the window, it's a lovely day!. Those fabrics are gorgeous, and the chocolate brownies are on their way to you Katy - couldn't get the tea to stay in the jiffy bag, though, I'm afraid!

::cupcakesandbiscuits:: said...

Haha! I've seen photos of your dog, it would take him an age to get through that bundle!!
Even though the weather is pants, it's the summer hols and my boys are home. I love getting them to myself for a while!
Cheers Katy, you do the best giveaways! Ali x

Penny said...

Lovely fabrics! I need to make a cot quilt for my second grandchild due soon and these would be very nice to use.

D.J. Kirkby said...

*dies of want* When I saw the gorgeous colours of these fabrics I was filled with happy. This is a stone cold fact. I am hoping you will pick me so I can make a beautiful quilt and then the lucky person who gets to sleep under it can be filled with happy too.

D.J. Kirkby said...

p.s. I actually came over here to find out more about the hexagonal quitting you have going on but you post distracted me. *wanders off to look for all things hexagonal*

kerrypuddy said...

OK here goes....I'm loving the UK weather at the moment, rain in July - lovely!
PS - If I win I'll bring you tea and cakes! ;o)

Sarah Ashford said...

Love, love, love these fabrics all together!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

I'm in the uk so that follows rule 1
I love surprises so that's a happy thought for rule 2
And I'll bring you cake if you like :-) for rule 3 that pretty much ticks all the boxes :-)

memmens said...

Something nice - the sun IS shining! Yeeha that has got to be a nice thing! thanks for a great giveaway.

Anonymous said...

If I could bring you a piece of my sons wicked gingerbread cake and a cuppa I would. These lovely rainbow fabrics brighten my day. juliet at heighway dot plus dot co dot uk

Kelly said...

Thank you for writing such an inspiring blog. I really enjoy reading it, however you are responsible for an increase in my fabric stash! That is something nice. These fabrics are beautiful and I would love them very much.

mammafairy said...

Welcome to tea and cake at my house, any time!
I have had a lovely day, taught my friend to make a cute pincushion in 40 minutes! She is a love!copes with so much and puts up with me!

Betty said...

Backstitch is a great shop, just bought a bundle in soft, pastel colours for a farfalle quilt. Great giveaway! Wouldn't blame you if you kept it yourself.

Helen said...

What a lovely bundle!!
I'd love to win and have something bright to wake up these dark rain-filled July days.
It must be hard to part with something so lovely.

Fiona @ Poppy Makes said...

I love Backstitch! and I'd love to win this beautiful bundle.
I have a snoring puppy on my feet keeping them toastie warm, that's very nice :)
Thanks for the chance to win

rderrett said...

I love using Backstitch!

I'm watching a very cute 8 week old black Labrador puppy called Suki. She's very cuddly and sweet.

Barbara M. said...

Sun, a glass of ice tea, my quilt project well in progress, a new chance to win very nice fabrics and this friday I will see again my 7 old year son after 2 weeks by the sea with his grandma. This is a good day! Barbara from Italy

Wendz said...

Cake ... I make a mean banana loaf and it's perfectly matched with pucker red bush tea. I'm loving this weather 'cause it means more time for sewing :)

Mrs L said...

Ooooh I also love tea and cake, so am quite happy to bring you some if that helps!! Ummm, somthing nice...the sun is shining, the children are happily playing at the school behind my house and I'm feeling good about my plans this afternoon.

Lisa said...

OOO I am loving the rainbow idea of random fabrics. I am trying desperately to get starting with decorating Frasers nursery so I can move him in and I am going for a rainbow theme.

Nice - Well I think you're just fab for sharing your template plastic with me :)

Cake & tea, no problem. If I win I'll definitely be calling in on you to collect this prize (& maybe take you up on some quilting advice). I do a mean carrot cake with lime & mascarpone topping, if that takes your fancy ?

Anonymous said...

I live in Aylesbury, Bucks. Today I had to go to an outpatient appointment, which had had to be rescheduled from the (huge) main hospital to a cottage hospital about 12 miles from me. I had to wait about an hour to be seen, but the place was SO lovely, the lady behind the desk in reception was a volunteer, she happily smiled an explained the procedure (realising I hadn't been before) she made me, my daughter and my grandson feel very at home, and chatted to the toddler even when he was being a bit loud for a reception area (we did stop him with cars for distraction!) There was a hot drinks machine, fairly recent magazines and I really didn't mind extending the wait when a very sick looking chap arrived by ambulance and had to take my place. Later his daughter came out in tears and said he was being admitted, and thanked us for not 'being cross' that he went in before me....... It was how hospitals used to be 'way back when'; calm and quiet and with smiley caring staff........... I am going to try and make my appointment at that hospital for the next one too! Afterwards we walked up the road and found a lovely cafe that sold some very excellent cakes, which we had with lovely coffee. Such a change from my usual health nightmare, I feel better than I have in ages!!! Fran MacHardy

(I don't have a blog, so don't seem to be allowed to let you know who I am! But we did a valentine craft swap a year or two back!)

Anonymous said...

Oh, and another really nice thing........my friend Julie cancelled her lunchdate with me yesterday without giving me much of a reason, and has just texted to say her baby (Harry, 7lb 6oz) was born last night (nearly 3 weeks early). Hooray for new babies!!! Fran MacH

Anonymous said...

I´m sure YOU are a nice person and you will give the right name and adress to Alice! What a lovely fabric! I do understand your wish to possess it. :-) Erika/ehellmich@yahoo.com

Dorte said...

It is so nice that I have theday tomorrow OFF and can go to the museum of modern art, Louisiana, to see the exhibition of architecture... it's suppposed to be stunning! And it is nice that you will share your goodies with us... thanks for giving away!

dorte_dk (at) yahoo.dk

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

oohhhh lovely!!! And so is your cute dog ;)

modflowers said...

Would love to win a rainbow bundle. Just seeing the photos has cheered me up this wet morning!

Lisa (StuffMummyMakes) said...

Oh how pretty, and cheerful - I think with this weather we could all do with a rainbow - at least it would mean the sun was close ha ha!
Thank you so much for the chance to win...unless your dog *cough* eats it *cough* in the meantime ha ha ha! stuffmummymakes(at)hotmail(dot)co(dot)uk

Two Wednesdays said...

Great giveaway. I would bring you tea and cake as I have made Brownie this morning, but I think it might take too long. My kitchen now smells delicious and I am happpy that it isn't actually raining this morning yet.

Frau Leo said...

Oh they are gorgeous :) I love bold colours like those! And if the sun comes out today (let's stay positive about that) there might be even a rainbow in the sky !

Margareth said...

How lovely to have a give-away for us in Europe!
Just finished a diaperbag for my friend this morning who gave birth to a beautiful boy on Wednesday. So regardless of all the rain we may have had, her baby has brought us rays of sunshine!

lohman(at)debitel(dot)net

Stitched Together said...

Woo hooo a UK giveaway for once :-) That's a nice thing -how about another one, my new niece is finally heading home from hospital today after spending a week under a blue lamp because she was jaundiced after birth. YAY

Siobhán said...

Yeay, a European giveaway! I'm in Ireland. :)

Sunshine and summer in Ireland don't seem to go in the same sentence--at least this year--but I'm happy anyway because that means (a) I can skip walking in the park and (b) I have Karin Slaughter's most recent book on the Kindle. Apparently, too, I'm happy with run on sentences. LOL

Heidi said...

Nice giveaway ( someone said it before ;-) )
and it's nice it's Friday, the weekend's ahead.. it doesn't rain at the moment ;-) and this year it's the first time I have foxgloves in my garden which must have come from last years plants :-))

Ewen Glen said...

Ooh lovely fabrics! I like surprises too. I had a lovely day at work today, with some amazing girls in a school in Essex. They made my week!

Hethie said...

(Oops...my husband has left himself signed in on my computer again :-s above post is actually from me!

Hoola Tallulah said...

OoOoOh you do the best giveaways, what a gorge stack of fabric, don't mind if I do. Btw loving Lauli Pops pouch, and your embroidery is BRILLIANT, me thinks you should do more!

Helen Howes said...

Adore rainbows.. And if you're a runner bean, you also love the rain

Blessings

Helen Howes

Helen Howes said...

Adore rainbows.. And if you're a runner bean, you also love the rain

Blessings

Helen Howes

Gillian Holmes said...

Please enter me in the draw – thank you.

@gholmes724

LindseyAnne said...

Have been away for a week but it's lovely to be home, settling down to catch up on some tv with a peppermint tea and my husband.

And if I were to bring you a cake it would be a raspberry and chocolate cake with fresh cream...

Nathalie Taylor said...

This is a lovely competition - the fabrics are so pretty :)

Sardaana said...

I have been lost on Ravelry (that's my new home I live in since I started to knit), checked back to Flickr and found your giveaway.
Many thanks to you and Alice! I'll check her shop since sewing is my passion #1.

Sarah said...

I placed my first order with Backstitch last week and I have to say Alice was smashingly prompt with her order and it was all packaged really sweetly. I love it when good service is important to the folks who have online businesses!

Lovely fabric to be giving away!

Christine said...

What a lovely bundle of fabrics, I love rainbows, at least with all this rain we see plenty of rainbows

Katy@BellaBug said...

I spent my rain free, infact glorious Sunday morning, drinking coffee overlooking a lake while the children played happily on the grass. I got to read the papers and plan my day. It doesn't happen often, and it was very very nice!

Anonymous said...

Wow, what a great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to enter! Weather has been rubbish but the sun did manage to shine at my village summer fair today which was great! There is a god! :D xx :D xx

Bossymamma said...

My something nice to say is that my friend is out of hospital and is getting better, albeit slowly. Another something nice to say is 'thank you' to Very Berry Handmade who pointed me in this direction. My third something nice to say [well, I hope it's nice!] is that I'm not bribing you with cake BUT, if I win, I'll send you some of the fabric.

Tara Blackwell said...

Comment 175 was mine TaraBlackwell@hotmail.co.uk
Realised I hadn't left any details earlier, doh!

Gill said...

OK so the tea and cake is in the post!!!
Something nice? well it's not raining at the moment..!!

Michie said...

After all this rain I would love to see a rainbow too! I saw sun yesterday, whilst wearing wellies and watching the olympic torch - strangely dressed I would say!
A friend of mine bought me a book as a thank you present It's called One Thousand Gifts (inspired by Ann Voskamp) and it's perfect for finding the good things in life - today one gift was my daughter asking if I could pick her up from school with a big smile on her face as Daddy took her to school, and my other gift will be here in a few hours ... Wonderful friends who live in Kenya working with disabled and disadvantaged children in a school are in the UK for a couple of weeks and this is our chance to see them, sadly without all our children as they are ill (theirs) or at school (mine)! But we will have grown up chat, roast lemon chicken with fennel! I hope that is more than nice can be.

Pati from London said...

What a wonderful and generous giveaway!! I love sunny days, sewing blogs, hear my kids' laughter, rainbows, eating chocolate, being with friends, eating out, holidays, tea, your beautiful and inspiring blog, museums, Paris.... ohh so many things... thanks, Pati

Pukalu said...

Something nice . . . I am enjoying the rain (I know most folks aren't but it makes me open the doors and windows wide for air and stay inside sewing).
I would gladly bake you a cake and bring it. But please you eat it all - I am on diet!

Collette said...

gorgeous fabric! My something nice is about Alice's shop , fab choice of prints and solids. Beautifully packaged and v fast delivery. X

Emm Mac said...

You really wouldn't want my tea OR cake! However, I can do the nice thing! Firstly I will pin this onto my Rainbows Pinterest Board here: http://pinterest.com/emmalineuk/rainbows/ and secondly, I will give you a huge cyber

(((((hug)))))

Have a nice day - and try not to nick the fabric!

Anna said...

nothing nice to say about the weather here but I will say that all this rain has made for a lovely lush green North East, the colours are wonderful!

thanks for doing this give away!

Faith said...

Your shop and all the lovely people who have left nice comments are all lucky rainbows! I wish we could all win. X

Deborah Rycroft said...

Hey There, Deborah from Scotland Here. What a truly fantabulous scrumptulicious bundle of fabric giveaway! Please count me in. The weather up North is pretty rotten, but hey never mind seeing beautiful fabrics brightens my Day! Luv, Hugs & kisses xxx

FLO said...

I LOVE giveaway - never won but they make me dream all the time of my next project!

Katy said...

Oh, how lovely. At the moment, I'm about to become an auntie (in about 6 weeks) and I'm trying to finish the quilt I'm hand-sewing for my soon-to-be niece. Currently nearly finished the quilting, and it looks really good, even if I do say so myself. It'll be my first finished quilt, and I'm really pleased. Just need to applique on the big Valori Wells elephents, and it'll be done.

Teapot Lane said...

Hmmmm....How very nice of you to host this fantastic giveaway, of super -duper fabrics.
See! Nice comment :D


I do however, realise that if I am the last person to comment, I don't stand a chance of winning, as Mr Random Generator never, ever picks the first or last number, no matter how many numbers there are :o(
That will teach me to get up earlier in the quilting week :o)

Happy happy week whatever the weather my dearie. x

Nati said...

Wow, amazing giveaway and I also offer the cake! Just bought a new sewing machine and these will be the perfect first project!

diegoagogo said...

Oh, I hope I am not too late!!!
I am loving living in the UK & finally really getting socks with sandals & woolen cardigans!!
I really LOVE the weather here.
Cheers
Lush

sarah479 said...

I have already blown my fabric budget for this month. Maybe I will get lucky. The bundle is sooo pretty.

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