Thursday, December 6, 2012

True Confessions & Re-Gifting


It is the season to re-gift isn't it?

I have a little confession to make. 
First let me say that although I don't have EVERY pattern or book
that Carrie Nelson has ever published... I do have a slough of them.

Now, let's go back to the fist part of this year...
I have been troubled by this since May!
Please let me explain...


Here is a photo of Kim Brackett's X Rated Schnibble quilt
from Miss Rosie's Quilt Co. pattern.
Here is another sweet quilt, it's called Imagine by Mary Green
at Martingale Publishing. She used Bunny Hill fabrics! K-ute!
Back in May they had a little feature of Carrie's books and quilts
on their blog... Martingale Publishing

They had contacted Sherri and me prior to the blog post and 
giveaway. It was not only exciting to know that they got tipped off about AYOS
(by Kim B.) but the fact that they had a fun giveaway going on for 
Another Bite of Schnibbles and Schnibbles Times Two.
Which all in all meant a whole bunch of bloggy love going out to Carrie.
And.. they asked if they could have a couple photos of my Schnibbles quilts too.

I waited for the day of the post and enjoyed reading it and reading all of the comments
that were coming in of fellow Schnibblers. 
I didn't want to comment
 because I was afraid I just might win...
and that would just be embarrassing!
So, I waited a few days... and I finally commented as #492.

Well, gosh darn it if I didn't get a sweet little Email from Martingale
saying that I won the two E-books... along with Bea!

Another Bite of Schnibbles: 24 Quilts from 5" or 10" Squares (That Patchwork Place)

Schnibbles Times Two: Quilts from 5" or 10" Squares (That Patchwork Place)

What could I say?
I said thank you of course... and then shook my head.
This has tortured me for months now!
I have a solution to my guilt though.
I printed out the two Schnibble books (in color)
and put them in a nice little binder.

I thought I would have a giveaway so share in my "winnings"...
but if that crosses ethics boundaries...
I am just going to offer my two hard copies of 
the books, which have spiral bindings now. I do that 
to all my quilt books that I plan on using the heck out of.
So, if you don't already have these books and would like to have 
a re-gifted prize....
please leave me a comment. 
I will pick someone on Monday.

60 comments:

Jo said...

I'll go first! Great giveaway, thank you!

Little Pincushion said...

Awwww what a wonderful regift! I would love to make some quilts from these books!! And such a great ideal to spiral bind your books. Thank you for the chance!

luv2quilt2 said...

What a wonderful giveaway. Thank you for the opportunity to win one of these lovely books.

Sandy D said...

Great giveaway.I have did the spiral thing to a couple of e books I have bought too.Daughter # 1 works at a store that does this very handy.

Laurel said...

Great story. I would love your regifting those books to me. Thank you for the giveaway.

Laurie said...

What a great idea! I don't have either book, would love to make a goodie!

Carol said...

I have both books so don't enter me in the drawing, I just wanted to say I think it's awesome that you won such a wonderful prize.

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

I don't have either of those books so would be honoured if they were re-gifted this way. thanks for the chance.

Brenda said...

I don't have either book so I would love the chance to win one. I love regifting in this case :)

marie said...

I'll take your regift in a heart beat. I don't have those books so would love to have them.

Petit Design Co. said...

that is funny that you won even though you weren't really trying. I would love to add these books to my collection. Thanks for sharing!

Thelma said...

You crack me up! I have the books so please don't pick me, I don't want to be tortured for the next two months while I decide what to do about the books!.

Karen said...

I have one of the books and don't need to be in the drawing, but wanted to say this was awful nice of you.

Linda in PA said...

I'd love to win your regifting items. I love Carrie Nelson patterns, but only own a few. Thanks for the give away!

Joyce said...

Would love them...never can have too many patterns!

Jackie said...

Oh my don't feel bad, you won! I am thankful for your re-gifting!:) I would love to win ( but I usually am not the lucky kind) but Thanks for the chance!

Darlene said...

LOL - relax - it's all good!!!!

I already have both books so please don't toss my name in the 'hat'.

Wendy Ouellette said...

count me in!

bets said...

What a cute story...and would love those books! Thanks! Regifting is a great idea..hope I win!

Lori said...

well I don't have either of those books and would be excited to win! thanks for the offer, Lori

Karen said...

I would love a re-gifted gift. I do not have either one so one of them would be a great gift. Thanks for being so generous.

barb's creations said...

What a wonderful idea! Thanks for the chance to win your re-gifted gift I have been drooling over the schnibbles quilts for ages :) Barb.

Anne Heidi said...

Oh that is such a funny and cute story :-) Don't feel bad- those things do happen!
And what a great idea to spiral bind quilt books!

Susan said...

Great idea! And I love your idea to put spiral bindings on the books. That would make them so much easier to use!

Michele said...

I so agree...there is nothing wrong with passing on hte love to someone else. Thanks for the chance to win.

Teresa said...

Cute story. Thanks for the chance.
I never have enough books.

tpott said...

I understand. I love winning, I once won a book that I had wanted but, I forgot I had entered. I had already bought the book when I found out, I had won. I told my sister I'd won and that I'd already had a copy and asked if she would like it. Perfect ending for both of us. Thank you for offering this generous giveaway. Please enter me as I would love either of these great Schnibbles books. I love all things Schnibbles, even the funny name, CarrIe is awonderfully talented woman. ;-> Toni Anne

krislovesfabric said...

Thanks for a great re-gift chance, I would love some Schnibbles :)

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

You are very generous! I'll take your re-gift and use them well. :)

Robyn of Coffee and Cotton said...

What a super re-gifting! I have always looked at these books but so far haven't purchased. Where do you go to get spiral bindings put on your books?

Mary said...

I would love to have one of these books. Thank you so much for the chance and happy holidays to you and your family as well.

Mary

Kris said...

Wow!!!

Gwen said...

Thank you for sharing the love! I don't have either book as my addiction has come recently! Hugs!

Carrie said...

ROFL!! I'm being "re-gifted"?

::: sniff sniff ::: It's okay. I'll get over it. After being "marked down", "put on sale", "closed out" and "discontinued", I suppose I should have seen this coming. :)

It's a great idea and a very nice giveaway... and NO, I don't want to win! I already have the books and I've made most of the quilts.

Mary said...

I already have both books, so if I do win, please put me back and chose again. I just wanted to say how nice this is of you! I love both the books and I'm sure whoever wins them will, too.

Marie said...

My, aren't you kind! They both look great - thank you for doing this.

cherylj said...

That is very nice of you to share like that, I would love some of those patterns. Thanks for the chance to win.

Alicia said...

I have the first book, I would love to be entered for "Another Bite" !

Michele said...

I don't have either and I'd be delighted to win. Thanks

Angela Cruz-garcia said...

It is too funny that your name was picked. :)
I would love the change to receive one of your books.

Helen said...

That is a great story. I love Carrie's patterns too and don't have either of these books. I don't mind that they are being regifted. Plus they are already spiral-bound, which makes them even better.

QuiltKorner said...

I don't have either of the books and would love to win one of the books. Thank you for a chance to win.

Deb said...

I love the idea of re-gifting; thanks for a chance to win - I would love to win!
Deb
dr392809@gmail.com

Terrie said...

Awww Very sweet of you to share !!!
I LOVE your blog and I LOVE Carrie's books. Thanks sooo much for the chance :) !!!

Terrie said...

Awww Very sweet of you to share !!!
I LOVE your blog and I LOVE Carrie's books. Thanks sooo much for the chance :) !!!

Kristy said...

I would be over the moon to get my own Schnibbles book. I love them. You are truly so kind.

Helen said...

I keep getting these books out of the library. It would be brilliant to have copy of my own! Thanks so much for the chance!

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

You have such a great blog. I get inspired every time I stop here. Keep up the good work,

Wendy said...

Re-gifting is prefect fine with me. Don't enter my name, I have the second book on the list.

Slowpoke said...

I would love to have my own Schnibbles books. They have been on my wish list for a long time. Thank You for a chance. Luba


chris.luba@sympatico.ca

Judy B said...

I would love to have a re gifted book! Spiral bound books are so great, every page lays flat. Thank you for the great giveaway. jbechosend at sbcglobal dot net

45th Parallel Quilter said...

Just found your blog and I love, love, love Schnibbles ... please enter me in your giveaway ;-) Linda

Ariane said...

I would love to win these!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

Anita said...

I love regifting :) Those are great books I was just checking for online...thanks for the giveaway!

twintarsha said...

i would love, love, love to win one or both of these books...i am excited to see the possible inspiration! thanks for the chance.

LuAnn said...

I think it is great that you are regifting these two books. I don't have either and would be thrilled to win.

Deb said...

I'll take a re-gift like that anytime! I have been wanting these but you know how it goes...the budget runs out too soon. I found your blog through Kim and bookmarked it right away! Thanks

trish said...

Oh bless your heart! You are so sweet to share your copies with us. Thanks so much. :o)

Jacqueline said...

If it isn't too late I would love to be entered.. I have the first one and love it but do not have the second book.

thanks

Julie in WA said...

In this case, I would say re-gifting is great! I'd like to know how you spiral bind your books...