Thursday, March 26, 2009

The One that Didn't Get Away -- GIVEAWAY

Update: OH, I love my numbered comments. Dang, first name I drew didn't have any contact info, so I drew again. MUDDLING THROUGH! Send Corrie your pick of magazine or pattern. I love Danita!!! Can I be her in my next life?


I got the magazine! (yesterday's post) I thought it would be just my luck if it had sold out, because then I would have to go to great lengths to get one. That's what usually happens -- I snooze & I lose.


Des, do you recognize the grass & trees? It's the fat quarter you just took home. See, this all relates to fabric somehow.

Here is a neat article & artwork about the Great Depression -- clever.

Today's Taffy Talk giveaway is the Somerset Studio Magazine -- The Art of Paper and Mixed-Media or in case, mixed media isn't your thing -- you can choose a pattern or magazine from Quilt Taffy or Taffy Jane (Des will love that, I didn't ask her).


To enter the drawing...leave a comment about something you wish you would have done or bought, but didn't!

Random drawing later tonight.

59 comments:

  1. Oooooh! I love that Alaska is two hours behind!! I get to be NUMBER ONE today! That like never happens... what was the question again?? Oh yes... I wish I would have bought more fabric this last trip to "town." (I feel like a pioneer sometimes way up north). Good thing for Quilt Taffy or I'd be sunk! (that's my kiss up for you to pick me, but the truth!!) I actually wish I had purchased more of this certain blueberry fabric years ago. It was PERFECT for lots of projects and I got good use out of the stuff I did buy, but I really wish I had more of it cause I can think of a million more things I would make out of it!

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  2. I wish I had purchased the material to make "Meg's Garden" in next months Australian Homespun mag. I was at the quilt show with it in my hand and decided not to because it was avaible at a shop I was going to the next weekend. Long story short, they had sold it all to homespun, and it's not availble anymore :(

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  3. Tonight I decided to download the Twilight audiobook so I can listen to it in my car on the road trip I am taking this weekend. However the files are so large that it's going to take like, 10 or more CD's to burn it so I can listen on my cd player in the car (and no, I don't have an MP3 player or ipod or whatever!!) So I wish I had saved myself the money I spent on the download and just purchased the audio version from the bookstore instead!!! Or maybe done a little more research into what type of file it was :(
    Fantastic giveaway by the way, glad you were able to go back and get the magazine :)

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  4. I wish I had bought the Happy Street dachshund fabric on the day I first saw it. But I didn't and then it was gone... way gone. Everything else is rockstar though!

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  5. I love this magazine. I looked at it when I was at Joann's about two weeks ago and wrote down Danita's blog site. I'm hooked! There are several pieces of fabric I wish I would have bought. I really don't like it when some are printed once and never again :( I'm beginning to understand why so many have large fabric stashes!

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  6. Wow!! this is cool, thanks. I wish I could buy more fabric. being new to quilting, I do not have a much of a stash, so that is what I wish.

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  7. I always wish I had bought fabric when I saw it rather than thinking I'll go back and get it later.
    Thanks for the chance.

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  8. Wow how exciting. I wish I had purchased the Asian quilt kit for my DD#2 ... now I'll have to make one up on my own. Please throw me into the pot. Congrats

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  9. I think we are all fabric addicts. I too, wish would buy more fabric of the kind I used on my last two quilts. Oh well.
    Pick me!

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  10. Oh I don't think I could nail it down to one time I wished I'd done or bought something and didn't. That is the story of my life! I'm constanting seeing a quilt or fabric collection that I love and not getting it the first time, then spending countless hours on the internet searching for the same thing and finding bits and pieces of it. Actually I did that just a few weeks ago, and then quite innocently walked into my Mom's favorite quilt shop which doesn't usually have anything I like, and there was the whole collection I'd been searching for! Wow...that never happens to me!

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  11. jill-lifewithaviewMarch 26, 2009 at 6:16 AM

    I wish I had got more "rose" fabric from the Swell line-I absolutely love the table topper I made from it!!

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  12. I just went to Alaska and I saw a skein of yarn spun out of dog hair. I shoulda......

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  13. I wish I would have bought my embroidery machine when I had the chance, and now I can't.

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  14. One of our local Wal-Marts was closing down their fabric department and put all the fabric on half price. Of course, by the time I talked Mom into taking me there, everything but the super hideous stuff was gone. Poohey.

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  15. Once upon a time in a fabric shop far, far away there was a beautiful piece of embroidered 100% linen in the most perfect shade of blue. The sewer touched it and it was heavenly because it felt so smooth and buttery. It was, however, a little pricy "during these tough economic times", so the sewer sadly left the store without it. Some days later, the sewer received a flyer from the fabric store with a coupon for 50% off any item in the store. The sewer was SO HAPPY because now she could afford the beautiful, buttery embroidered blue linen. She raced to her carriage and was swept away to the fabric store, coupon and check book in hand. But alas, it was not meant to be. Other sewers who obviously were not affected by "these tough economic times" had picked the bolt nearly clean, leaving only a smidgen that was too small for even a mouse. Boo-hoo!, said the sewer. My life shall never be the same. And she did NOT live happily ever after. Darn "these tough economic times" and the sewers who are not affected by them, she said, as she walked sadly back to her carriage with nary a piece of fabric. I think we all know the morale of this story, don't we?

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  16. I wish I would have learned more about quilting from my (late) grandmothers. As far as purchases go, it's the usual miss a sale or an expired coupon, ugh! heehee

    *HUGS*
    Jackie

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  17. Nothing to do with crafts...I wish I would have bought the tickets to disney (we were going to go the first week of March2009). We went back and forth so much, but my husband & I both wish we would have bought the tickets and went. *sigh*

    =) melanie
    http://melaniescrafts.blogspot.com
    melanieadey at hotmail dot com

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  18. I went into my quilt store this week to buy white fabric. I left with only white fabric, but I fell in love with some of the Fresh fabric by Deb Strain. All I have been able to think of is trying to figure out a quilt I could make with it so I could justify buying it.

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  19. I wish I had brought more projects along to my first quilt retreat. I actually finished more than I thought I would. So much motivation from the others at the retreat and all the hard working kept me going longer that I thought, so I could have gotten more done. I was able to visit more and get to know more people though, and that was great.

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  20. I wish I had bought some of the Flea Market Fancy or Heather Ross fabrics before they were all gone.

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  21. well about a month ago at my favorite thrift store, there was this old, music box/jewelry box type thing. Shaped like a chalet, fake moss etc, my Nana had one on her console tv in her living room a zillion years ago. I didn't buy it ($4) and went back the next day with huge remorse to get it I had thought long and hard wishing I had and of course it was gone :( Live and learn to buy now think later huh? LOL xoxo melzie

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  22. There is nothing I regret doing because things wouldnt be the way they were today. I do wish I had bought a few more jars of baby food because its icky out today and I dont want to drag out the kids to go to the grocery store.

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  23. I wish I wouldn't have let a boy get in the way of what I really wanted to do in college :) Not that I hold it against him, I married him! :D I was just ready to get out of school and get married :)

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  24. I'm making curtains for my kitchen and I wish I would have bought more coordinating glass beads, now I can't seem to find them again. Argh!!!

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  25. So cute!

    I am doing the basement bathroom in shabby sheek and I adore pitchers. I found this super cute pale pink glass absolutely perfect pitcher at a discount store. BUT it was still $60 so I just couldn't do it. I still think about that pitcher...I want the pitcher...I should have bought that pitcher. It wasn't there when I went back.

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  26. This is totally random, but there was a jackt that I wanted and could only find on ebay, but I couldn't justify the price. Now every time it's a little bit chilly I kick myself for not having my Pulse II wwrap!

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  27. I was visiting my husbands family in Missouri, went to an awesome quilt shop, and I didn't buy some fabric that I loved, got back to Alabama, and I couldn't find it anywhere!! It just made me sick when I got home.

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  28. I would love to win a pattern! thanks!

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  29. I got into all this "designer" fabric just 6-9 months ago....I so wish I had known about the gnome fabric by Heather Ross before now...holy smokes! You can't find it ANYWHWERE and if you do? People are charging 20.00 for a fat quarter...I don't think so...not on this "stay at home" mom budget! :)
    k2hanson@msn.com

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  30. I wish I would have bought more peanut butter when I was at the grocery store on Tuesday, because then I wouldn't have been scraping every last remnant out of the jar only to have one side of my tiny bagel peanut buttered. Sigh. :)

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  31. Oooo that's easy- about five years ago we went to an esate sale and there was a bedroom set with a queen size bedframe and two nightstands all in yellow faux bamboo. It was so fantastic but we were poor and I felt like we shouldn't spend the money. It wasn't even that much- maybe $150. And then the time my husband talked me out of the set of vintage china with the little birds in fancy cages. Now that was just stupid! Thanks for the post on Danita's art. I love it!

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  32. I'm still kicking myself for not getting the fish in a bag fabric while I could have! Ugg.

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  33. Let me see...I wish I wouldn't have sold my horse. I know totally unrealted to fabric and crafts. Have a sweet day!

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  34. Wish I would have purchased a good pair of Pinking Shears when a JoAnn's store went out of business. Would love to win a pattern.

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  35. what a great giveaway!! i wish i would have bought more of the hr mushroom fabric when i could have. at least i have a little. :)

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  36. Beautiful blog! What a great find!

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  37. Just last week I had the opportunity to purchase a beautiful antique table for a super super price. I had the perfect place for it and everything. But I tried to be reasonable with the budget and decided to give it a little thought...Then someone came along a snatched it right out from under me. It was then I realized I for sure wanted it. But too late. Argh!

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  38. I usually buy something like a shirt and love it and when I go back they are all gone. Linda Gerig

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  39. There was this cool inflatable couch that I wish I would have gotten for my room. But, it probably would have popped by now. ☺

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  40. When our local liquidation world liquidated a quilt shop with a tonne of designer fabrics, I bought quite a bit. But now I wish I had bought quite a bit more - the deals were unbelievable!

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  41. A real nice desk at a yard sale, it came with a matching chair, the glass desk top cover and was made of very nice wood, a redish...I scoped it out first thing, waited a couple of hours, went back it was GONE!:( Glad you got it Corrie.

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  42. I bought a great souvenir for a friend -- wish I would have kept it or bought me one. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  43. One time I went thrifting a few years ago and saw THE CUTEST kelly green jacket. I totally regret not buying it right there, and you know when you go back, the cool thing is never there.
    thanks for the giveaway!
    spondah(at)aol(dot)com

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  44. I wish I would have bought Cragar Wheels for my Nova and jacked it up. I always said I was going to and I didn't. It really would have gone a long way in impressing my 16 year old son now. And another one...this beautiful black bench (just like the one at the Inn in White Christmas), found at an antique sale. Should have just gotten it and THEN asked my dh. ;)

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  45. Years ago I was in Sam's Club and there was the most beautiful child's size Peter Rabbit tea set (around Easter time), and I wanted it, but did not give myself permission to buy it. Later I told my husband about it and he told me to go get it. But there were none left to buy. :( Lesson learned! Buy it now.

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  46. I have lots of shoulda, woulda, coulda moments but in the end I should have pushed harder to go to a different college that would have allowed me to pursue a different major. I always wonder if I missed my calling.

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  47. I wished I would have gone in that Quilt Shop I saw last Friday and just bought something or atleast gone in and looked! Now I just have to go back and remember where I saw it.

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  48. kimberleycarlson@mac.comMarch 26, 2009 at 2:18 PM

    I wish I would have found site earlier! Super cute!
    Pick me! I really need to win something! : )
    Kim

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  49. Yesterday,I went to a quilt shop that was having a sale and I wish I would have bought some twill tape I saw but I didn't want to stand in line again because my friends were waiting on me. The store is two hours away so I really regret not taking the time to buy it. Oh well!

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  50. There was a cabinet in a antique store that I really wanted but it was $2500.00 and I didn't have the money two days later my mother gave my brothers and I some money. I hadn't mentioned the cabinet to anyone and I ran right down to the antique store just as it was being loaded onto a truck. That was about 8 years ago I still haven't forgotten the one that got away!

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  51. This might sound goofy, but I wish I purchased a sewing machine before I moved from the U.S. to England. I quilt by hand, and as you can imagine, I don't get as much done as we quilters love to. That said, hand piecing is really enjoyable.

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  52. Well here goes again, this didn't take the first typing! I love your site, I just opened a package from my purchases from you and I'm in love with the fabric squares.

    This has nothing to do with sewing, but yesterday I had just finished some volunteer work I was doing for a local non profit and had to go deliver it to them. I got in my truck knowing that there was a storm brewing and thought I could get there and back before it hit! Wrong answer. I got caught in the worst hail storm we've seen in years. Yes, as I was frantically driving looking for a place to pull under a cover, they were all taken so the next best thing was a large tree I spotted in a parking lot. I jumped the curb, (that's the glory of having a 4 wheel drive) and got under the tree as best as I could. As I sat there in horror watching and hearing each huge hail ball bounce off my truck, all I could think of was "Oh my God, please let this pass". Well it did, but not until my windshield was bashed out and my truck is dimpled about as badly as my dimpled thighs (well, much worse to be exact) and now I have no money to buy this wonderful magezine you're giving away. So that's why I need to win! LOL I told my husband "at least I was alive and I have insurance". He didn't see my humor in it all and continued to make me feel bad for making such a stupid decision to leave the house! I will sure re-consider it next time! Hope you have a great day, Shelley

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  53. I had been eyeing a quilt from one of my favorite quilters on etsy and shared with my husband how much I would love it for valentines day. Later, I changed my mind and told him to pick a present that I didn't "ask" for...I ended up getting something funky and the quilt was sold the day after Valentines ;)

    Tomorrow is my b-day, so pick me! woo hoo!

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  54. I bought some Heather Bailey fabric when I was visiting my sister in San Diego and I have always regretted not buying more so I could make a bigger quilt.

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  55. I wish that I had bought the Katie Jump Rope fabric line when it was actually available instead of trying to find it now that it's super rare and expensive. I was on a fabric fast when in was released, though.

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  56. Gosh this is a good question. So many things go on in life and when one looks back, I see how I should have done things differently.
    Well, I should have been a better planner regarding my life. If I had, my home would have been paid off and I wouldn't be sweating bullets wondering if I'm going to make it though this recession with a roof over my head. Oh, Oh, maybe you mean sewing related.....I wish I had bought batiks and stashed them. Now I'm trying to make a top and thank goodness for friends, they are sending me swatches to use. Rae Ann

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  57. something I wish I had bought...so many options!!! Fabric related would be this adorable flannel fabric with monkeys and elephants in cars and airplanes. Well...I did buy some, but only enough to make my friend a blanket for her little boy, and now I want some for my boy and I am soooo jealous I can't find it anymore! Many they will have gotten more in!?!? I hope, but winning your giveaway would be nice too!!

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  58. I was at an auction the other night and saw a wooden bucket/box(?). I thought it would be perfect for a top hat my son owned and didn't bid as high as I think I should have. The next day while checking out some blogs ...I saw the same kind of box/bucket thing and realized how much I really wished I had bid more! As you say..you snooze, you lose!

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