1000 post giveaway!

This is my 1000th post! And it wouldn’t be right not to have a giveaway would it? No, it wouldn’t.

I’m currently on my 11 day nearly-tour of Canada so let’s see what I can find for you…

Here’s the lovely Mad About Patchwork shop, of course I wasn’t going to buy anything… AHEM COUGH SPLUTTER

Apart from these things…

AMH Folk Song (not sure if I will keep it all yet), Franklin charm pack and a free FQ

Yardage! More dinos because I didn’t buy enough for my shirt before, $6 a yard Pretty Potent and some Nomad…

How about a Loominous prize?

You could win these 3 FQs…

Also included is this clutch, a joint project between myself and Sam – the pattern is for sale here but you can win the cover clutch all finished and ready for use!

ppclutch2

For your chance to win these prizes, you can enter a few times.

Firstly, leave me a comment, a fun fact or about Canada might be an idea if you don’t know what to say, like “Canada has six time zones,” or,  “Alberta is entirely rat-free and has been for 50 years!”. Maybe you’d just prefer to tell me what is the greatest TV programme of all time?
Secondly, please let me know if you follow this blog on some kind of reader or by email.
Thirdly, if you follow me on one of the social networks, let me know that too. I’m on most of them.
Fourthly, you get another entry if you share this giveaway in some form, perhaps on Instagram or Twitter?

Thanks for sticking with me all this time! I’ll draw a winner when I get back to Blighty (where does that name come from? Another idea for a comment…). I land on 9th July so soon after that. I will also post internationally, even if it means repatriating this fabric!

81 Comments

  1. Michele Timms
    Posted July 1, 2015 at 2:27 am | Permalink

    Canada is known for the great sense of humour that people have across our country and this is most reflected in our Canadian TV shows such as Schitt’s Creek, This Hour has 22 Minutes, Mr. D, Just to name a few!!

  2. Sue
    Posted July 1, 2015 at 3:43 am | Permalink

    I’ve never visited Canada but I have friends who live there and know pastor and his family who are from there, they are lovely people and if they are examples of Canada I’m sure you will have a wonderful time.

  3. Posted July 1, 2015 at 3:54 am | Permalink

    Mayne Island BC has BC’s longest running pub. As well as the first (long inactive) jail in the Gulf islands.

  4. Posted July 1, 2015 at 3:55 am | Permalink

    I follow you by email! Happy Canada day!

  5. Maria do Carmo Pezzuto
    Posted July 1, 2015 at 4:00 am | Permalink

    Canadá é o meu sonho de consumo…quem sabe?..

  6. Maria do Carmo Pezzuto
    Posted July 1, 2015 at 4:00 am | Permalink

    Eu sigo por Email

  7. Maria do Carmo Pezzuto
    Posted July 1, 2015 at 4:01 am | Permalink

    Obrigada por abrir internacional,sou do Brasil

  8. Nicole Sender
    Posted July 1, 2015 at 5:27 am | Permalink

    I’ve visited Vancouver, BC a number of times and it is a beautiful city.

  9. Nicole Sender
    Posted July 1, 2015 at 5:38 am | Permalink

    Follow you by e-mail! I enjoy your blog!

  10. Nicole Sender
    Posted July 1, 2015 at 5:40 am | Permalink

    Liked you on facebook!

  11. Nicole Sender
    Posted July 1, 2015 at 5:42 am | Permalink

    Shared on twitter
    https://twitter.com/minibea/status/616104140758867968

  12. Posted July 1, 2015 at 6:36 am | Permalink

    Canada has a really cool flag!
    Is that a fact or an opinion? Hmm, pretty sure it’s a fact ?

  13. Posted July 1, 2015 at 6:38 am | Permalink

    I get emails about your blog, but you also appear in my Bloglovin feed

  14. Posted July 1, 2015 at 6:39 am | Permalink

    I follow you on Facebook & possibly Twitter but I don’t use that much. I’m also on the PP forum x

  15. Karen Houston-Robb
    Posted July 1, 2015 at 6:51 am | Permalink

    The famous children’s book Anne of Green Gables was written by Lucy Maud Montgomery on Prince Edward Island Canada.
    I hope you are having a lovely time.

  16. Kay Eyles
    Posted July 1, 2015 at 6:59 am | Permalink

    Since being little girl my favourite book has always been Anne of Green Gables which is set in Prince Edward Island, Canada. It is still my dream to visit the area. have fun shopping. x

  17. Kay Eyles
    Posted July 1, 2015 at 7:00 am | Permalink

    I already follow you on Facebook. Congrats on your 1000th post. x

  18. Posted July 1, 2015 at 7:11 am | Permalink

    Shared your giveaway on my blog. It’s still new & not set up properly & it’s only read by Google spiders ? x

  19. Kay Eyles
    Posted July 1, 2015 at 7:37 am | Permalink

    I also follow with Email. x

  20. Posted July 1, 2015 at 8:22 am | Permalink

    I follow on Blogger. I know a little about Canada, stories told me by my friends dad. He grew up there, in a log cabin, which, in the fall, the whole family had to stick moss and mud between the cracks to keep out the winter wind!

  21. Patti
    Posted July 1, 2015 at 10:52 am | Permalink

    A bear cub named Winnipeg was exported to the London zoo. This cub became a favorite of Christopher Robin Milne and inspired his father to write the tales of Winnie the Pooh.

  22. Patti
    Posted July 1, 2015 at 10:52 am | Permalink

    A bear cub named Winnipeg was exported to the London zoo. This cub became a favorite of Christopher Robin Milne and inspired his father to write the tales of Winnie the Pooh.

  23. Patti
    Posted July 1, 2015 at 10:53 am | Permalink

    I follow you by email

  24. Patti
    Posted July 1, 2015 at 10:55 am | Permalink

    I’m an IG follower

  25. Caz
    Posted July 1, 2015 at 11:07 am | Permalink

    I love the spool of thread stool in your picture,, no facts about Canada,, although I have family out there. Follow you by email,, and on IG.

  26. Posted July 1, 2015 at 12:26 pm | Permalink

    Alanis Morissette used to do sticky pop-dance music before she got all angsty. It was as awful as you’d think it would be.

  27. Posted July 1, 2015 at 12:26 pm | Permalink

    I follow on Instagram (@quiltingrainbows).

  28. Posted July 1, 2015 at 12:27 pm | Permalink

    And also on Feedly :). Thanks for the chances to win!

  29. Posted July 1, 2015 at 1:27 pm | Permalink

    A second post for me.We don’t have a TV so I can’t chose a TV programme, but many years ago, we nearly moved to Chatham Ontario, when my husband was offered a job there.

  30. Barbara Bailey
    Posted July 1, 2015 at 1:27 pm | Permalink

    I follow you on bloglovin☺

  31. Barbara Bailey
    Posted July 1, 2015 at 1:28 pm | Permalink

    I did not know any where was rat free! Wow!

  32. Sara
    Posted July 1, 2015 at 2:31 pm | Permalink

    Wow – 1000 posts and a post on Canada, but no mention of the Thousand Islands in the St Lawrence river?

  33. Sara
    Posted July 1, 2015 at 2:32 pm | Permalink

    Following on Bloglovin.

  34. Sara
    Posted July 1, 2015 at 2:33 pm | Permalink

    Following on Twitter and IG.

  35. Sara
    Posted July 1, 2015 at 2:34 pm | Permalink

    Retweeted.

  36. Posted July 1, 2015 at 2:56 pm | Permalink

    Sir John A. Macdonald, the 1st prime minister grew up and was buried in Kingston, Ontario. Butter tarts are a fabulous Canadian dessert. Ottawa has an amazing tulip festival every year. If you want to learn more about Canadian humour, watch Corner Gas.

  37. Posted July 1, 2015 at 2:57 pm | Permalink

    I follow you on email.

  38. Posted July 1, 2015 at 3:17 pm | Permalink

    Wow, I want to write a nice book for your readers about Canada. Canada goes from coast to coast to coast, with three world oceans bordering it – Pacific, Arctic and Atlantic. It is much larger than the USA and currently the second largest country in the world. We have some of the most beautiful mountains in the world, forests that one can drive at highway speeds through for a whole day before you are through, more fresh water than most anywhere, the third largest supply in the world of oil, fantastic diamonds and a lot of other minerals and gems, and most every culture and peoples too. It is very safe here. There is really no better place to call home in my humble opinion and yes, our flag is very cool, even my flag crazy teenager loves it best. I’ll stop now, there are a lot of silly facts too, people here are funny as well as apologetic.

  39. Posted July 1, 2015 at 3:17 pm | Permalink

    You know I follow your blog and you everywhere. I read your blog in Feedly. Thank you for the lovely giveaway and enjoy your holiday. Happy Canada Day!

  40. Gill
    Posted July 1, 2015 at 3:28 pm | Permalink

    I’ve never visited Canada but my niece and her husband went there on their honeymoon and had a great time

  41. Gill
    Posted July 1, 2015 at 3:29 pm | Permalink

    Email follower

  42. Gill
    Posted July 1, 2015 at 3:31 pm | Permalink

    I follow you on facebook

  43. stanleybeagle
    Posted July 1, 2015 at 7:46 pm | Permalink

    I moved to Canada last year from the US. I gotta say, it’s working out well so far!! BC is beautiful!

  44. stanleybeagle
    Posted July 1, 2015 at 7:46 pm | Permalink

    I follow you by email

  45. stanleybeagle
    Posted July 1, 2015 at 7:48 pm | Permalink

    Oh yeah I forgot! Before I moved from the US, I was born in Blighty! I was just reading last week ( I think it was on one of those cool mental floss links) that Blighty is derived from some kind of Indian word and was used in India in colonial times.

  46. Quilty
    Posted July 1, 2015 at 7:50 pm | Permalink

    I’m a Facebook and Twitter follower!

  47. Quilty
    Posted July 1, 2015 at 7:51 pm | Permalink

    Shared on Twitter!

  48. Valerie Boudier
    Posted July 1, 2015 at 8:44 pm | Permalink

    Have never visited Canada and am now unlikely to – I have family in Australia and New Zealand

  49. Valerie Boudier
    Posted July 1, 2015 at 8:44 pm | Permalink

    I follow you by email

  50. Valerie Boudier
    Posted July 1, 2015 at 8:44 pm | Permalink

    Shared on Facebook

  51. Lori Smanski
    Posted July 1, 2015 at 11:33 pm | Permalink

    Congrats on 1000 posts. Hope you are having fun on your Canada tour. I love that spool in the shop, so cute. I don’t know anything about Canada, LOL other than it is a above the US. We don’t have cable, so we watch Hulu, and we really love Castle and Alias.

  52. Lori Smanski
    Posted July 1, 2015 at 11:33 pm | Permalink

    I follow you on email

  53. Lori Smanski
    Posted July 1, 2015 at 11:34 pm | Permalink

    I also follow you on FB

  54. Lori Smanski
    Posted July 1, 2015 at 11:34 pm | Permalink

    I shared this give a way on FB

  55. Peggy Gibbs
    Posted July 2, 2015 at 1:22 am | Permalink

    My cousins and uncle visited Canada last year, but I’ve never been. Would love to visit some day.
    Thanks.

  56. Peggy Gibbs
    Posted July 2, 2015 at 1:22 am | Permalink

    I follow you on Bloglovin.
    Thanks.

  57. Erin McSweeney
    Posted July 2, 2015 at 3:26 am | Permalink

    Mississauga longest running mayor just retired after 36 years

  58. Erin McSweeney
    Posted July 2, 2015 at 3:27 am | Permalink

    i follow you through email.

  59. Posted July 2, 2015 at 8:24 am | Permalink

    I got the wettest I have ever been in Vancouver- drenched. It never stopped raining. My favourite place though is Victoria. Picture perfect harbour with a very grand hotel.

  60. Posted July 2, 2015 at 8:25 am | Permalink

    I follow on Bloglovin.

  61. Sheila Ivany
    Posted July 2, 2015 at 8:56 am | Permalink

    I have been to every province (10),hope to see the three territories.
    Originally from Sudbury Ontario, Nickel Capital of the world. Now live in Fort McMurray, Alberta, known for Tarsand oil. Manitoulin Island is the largest fresh water island in the world. All of Canada is amazing not only for its’ beauty, but very multicultural. Hope you enjoyed your visit. Fabulous place to live. Thank for a chance to win. Happy quilting 🙂

  62. Delaine
    Posted July 2, 2015 at 4:19 pm | Permalink

    Game of Thrones is definitely the greatest program of all time! Thanks!

  63. Delaine
    Posted July 2, 2015 at 4:19 pm | Permalink

    I follow you on Bloglovin. Thanks!

  64. Posted July 3, 2015 at 4:36 am | Permalink

    This year is the 50th Anniversary of our Canadian flag. It was officially unveiled on Feb. 15, 1965.

  65. Posted July 3, 2015 at 4:38 am | Permalink

    I follow your blog on Bloglovin.

  66. Posted July 3, 2015 at 4:38 am | Permalink

    I follow you on Instagram. You lucky duck that you got to go to Mad About Patchwork!

  67. Posted July 3, 2015 at 1:53 pm | Permalink

    I’ve been following you via email for ages.

  68. Posted July 3, 2015 at 1:56 pm | Permalink

    Fact: Newfoundland is the first place in North America to welcome in the New Year as we are half an hour ahead of everyone else. We have our own time zone because of the island’s location.

  69. janequiltsslowly
    Posted July 4, 2015 at 6:11 am | Permalink

    I don’t know a lot of “facts” about Canada, even though they are only a couple hundred miles north of me in Washington State. We’ve been to Waterton Glacier Park, Ainsworth Hot Springs, Vancouver and Victoria B.C. We enjoyed all of our Canadian trips. Congrats on 1000 posts!

  70. janequiltsslowly
    Posted July 4, 2015 at 6:12 am | Permalink

    I follow your blog through email subscription.

  71. janequiltsslowly
    Posted July 4, 2015 at 6:13 am | Permalink

    I also follow you on Instagram. Love all of the ways you share what you are doing. Also love #Instahank, except when he’s behaving badly.

  72. Michele Timms
    Posted July 6, 2015 at 8:30 pm | Permalink

    i follow your blog via Bloglovin!!

  73. Michele Timms
    Posted July 6, 2015 at 8:31 pm | Permalink

    I follow you via IG @winkowl

  74. Michele Timms
    Posted July 6, 2015 at 8:33 pm | Permalink

    I tweeted: https://twitter.com/mimistarquilter/status/618140288599486464

  75. Jenna Oh
    Posted July 7, 2015 at 1:13 pm | Permalink

    My favorite tv program is Twin Peaks!

  76. Posted July 9, 2015 at 12:14 am | Permalink

    By chance I wasn’t born in Canada because my parents were going to live there but at the last minute they changed their minds, so I was born in Italy! I would have learnt french… sigh!

  77. Posted July 9, 2015 at 12:15 am | Permalink

    I follow via mail.

  78. Posted July 9, 2015 at 12:15 am | Permalink

    I follow you on Instagram too!

  79. Jane R
    Posted July 10, 2015 at 11:46 am | Permalink

    I have visited Vancouver – loved it it was wonderful. I still vividly remember booking dinner at the top of Grouse Mountain and being lucky enough to get the table in the”point” of the restaurant – the views were stunning. I’m going back one day!

  80. Jane R
    Posted July 10, 2015 at 11:47 am | Permalink

    i follow you on Instagram 🙂

  81. Maxine
    Posted July 10, 2015 at 2:24 pm | Permalink

    Canada has one of my favorite quilt blocks at the flag — Maple Leaf — in RED! Happy 1000.

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