Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Giveaway time!

GIVEAWAY!!!! Sign UPs are closed!

The lucky winner is........# 132 Anita In Florida Congratulations! please email me with your mailing address



So last week I promised to do a giveaway.... Well
time has a tendency to get away from me.

In honor of our beautiful Rocky Mountains here in Utah coming alive with spring again, I am going to host a giveaway.

Crocus in bloom, tulips popping up through the soil, snow capped mountains and no snow on the ground, the grass is getting greener, my flowering almonds are budding, and the cats cannot stand to be inside any longer!


All you need to do is leave a comment (and your email addy) telling me what says spring has arrived in your region. Oh and tell all your bloggy friends too because it's open to everyone whether or not spring is spring-ing in your area!

I just want to tell everyone how much I am enjoying reading about spring in every part of the world! It is so much fun to know that we all love spring for so many reasons. And just so you all know there is still plenty of 'brown' and mud here too-but I am always refreshed knowing my favorite season is back.

The lucky winner will get a Layer Cake of Moda's Oddyssea Line and one of my Delectable Cakes patterns
This pattern Delectable Cakes is available through my website www.freshcutquilts.com So if you don't win it- you can still get it!!!! It is super fun and easier than it looks!

Enter by Saturday March 13th at 9 PM MST. I will announce the winner on Sunday March 14th.



147 comments:

Mary said...

I'm here in Oswego Illinois. Daffodils are popping out of the ground, the Red Wing Black Birds are arriving, Geese are pairing up and looking for nesting places.It is warming up, the heating bill is on its way down. Love when the daffodils bloom. No Robins yet. Keep watching for them.
quilter.maw@sbcglobal.net

NorahS said...

Here in Michigan, near one of the Great Lakes, we have a little thing called "lake effect" which results in piles and piles of snow. Everywhere. I will know that spring is on the way when the ice is all melted off of my roof, and when all of the packed snow and ice on the (unpaved) driveway is melted.
norahs3[at]earthlink[dot]net

Denise :) said...

Hi Kari! What a great giveaway--and a great theme! To me, here in North Alabama, the rob-rob-robbins, bobbin' around the meadow speak Spring! And they are out in full force! We saw a couple two weeks ago, a few more last week, and the whole robin family yesterday! Yay Spring! :)

Nancy said...

I know its Spring cause the workman are starting to build in the neighborhood. All I hear all day is
hammer, hammer, hammer....

Gwyneth said...

i definitely saw a bumble bee flying around Philly on Sunday!

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Erica said...

mmm spring, in my garden in The Netherlands some of the tulips are popping up!

Rhonda P. said...

I know it is spring because I no longer need my winter coat here in Southern Indiana! Yeah!

Kim said...

The robins have come in, daffodils are sprouting, and I've pulled down the screen on the storm door for fresh air!

Cynthia said...

I live in Ocala, Florida, and hour north of Orlando. It has been a cold winter, Florida style. I can tell spring is coming, because the children are playing outside and the indoor gym isn't as busy because everyone is exercising outdoors.

Patty said...

It looks like spring might just be able to arrive this year. The snow is finally melting and I can see some patches of green. Everything is so muddy tho. Can't wait for some SUNSHINE!!

Kelli said...

We have recently lost our summer here in Melbourne. But I love when its sunny enough to dry our sheets outside and the smell of clean fabric dried by the warm sun sends me off to dream land with a smile!

KarrieLyne said...

I live in Illinois and a sure fire way to know Spring is here (coming) is the muddy messy back yard which leads to muddy messy dogs which leads to muddy messy floors..lol. I love spring, but my love usually begins after the dirty part is over from all the melted snow :)

Great giveaway! Thanks!!

Karla said...

Spring is coming to us too, in Ontario, Canada. The crocuses are peeping out amongst the bits of snow that are slowly melting. The birds are singing early in the morning, telling us spring is on its way- with nice sunshiny days.

Karen said...

Spring in Florida is marked by the heavenly aroma of the citrus trees in bloom. It is a heady intoxicating fragrance and in the evening when I take the dog out it is especially glorious. The night air is heavy with the smell. It cannot be duplicated and to experience it is bliss.

EmileeHope said...

In Georgia we look forward to longer days, finally some sun and warmer weather...which is all the good stuff, then there is the pollen...loads and loads of it...which is the not so good stuff!! (But we are all still ready for it, the good and the bad as long as it means warmth!! It has been a cold winter here in the south this year!!)

Bev said...

I live in Utah, too and I saw a "box elder" bug sunning himself on my back door! Sure sign of warm weather...along with all the birds singing.

Miss Dream USA said...

My cat lays on the back of my couch(year round)which backs up to big window and I know spring is coming when the brids and squirrels get up on the outside window ledge and torment her all day long : )
erica5202@gmail.com

Renea said...

In Iowa Spring is here when the snow has melted except the large piles and school is delayed because of fog and of course, watching my grandchildren playing outside without heavy winter coats on.

teaginny said...

In Kansas City the first signs of spring came this week - crocuses and the first tips of green daffodils. It's on tis way! Lovely fabric and pattern.

SheilaC said...

All of our snow is melted (SO early this year) and I have put away my winter coat (for now!)

Can't believe its almost spring in New England!

SheilaC

Deb said...

Window washing! I've washing my windows from all the winter grime. We've gotten a lot of snow here in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, and we're all ready for spring.

Christine said...

Oh I love those pics of the mountains! I lived in Colorado for 10 years and I miss the Rockies terribly.

OK, back on topic- spring is here because there is only one chunk of snow left on my front lawn (here in PA). Hooray!!

Fingers crossed for the the layer cake and pattern! Love them :) Christine

bellaandmolly said...

The tiny purple flowers that come up around the neighbor's mailbox. They are always the first brave souls to peak out and I saw them for the first time yesterday. I did a little cheer.

Amy B said...

Live on the east side of Washington, we have had such a mild winter-it seems like we had spring all season :) My tulips are up and my family and I are anxious to get camping. That's how I know that spring is on it's way!

Thanks for the chance!
~Amy

Debb said...

I live in central Pennsylvania... spring to me is the first robin or the itch to get the porch swings hung back up, the pillows in place and the quilt on the porch rocker... yep.. that's spring...

a.niza said...

i live in the Equator, so no spring however it's really hot and humid at the moment and can't wait for the rainy days to come back again

Patty said...

Longer days, muddier ground, the smell of spring, dogs wanting to spend more time out than in, a wee bit more sunshine.

Renee G said...

Spring has arrived here in Washington when the buttercups and grass widows appear.
rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

Amy - Park City Girl said...

I'm just starting to hear the birds up here! Can't wait for the snow to melt and the bulbs to start popping up :)

Fun giveaway Kari - I'm going to tweet it :)

amy1399@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

First sign of spring is definitely the daffodils! I love them too, I'd always buy a dozen from the florist when they start to pop up in the shops. It's been pretty warm these past few days, but I think we'll be getting some rain later this week.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Monah
monahtkm@gmail.com

Lauri said...

In the Pacific Northwest, robins are pulling the fat worms from the ground, my Hostas are already sprouting from the ground, daffodils are blooming, along with flowering cherry trees. Spring is in the air! Lauri@me.com
Thanks for the chance to win!

RWL said...

Here in NYC the first sign of spring is PEOPLE! Everyone seems to have come out of hiding as the temperatures creep up. Hopefully we'll all be able to stay out and enjoy the sunshine more and more!

badlandsquilts said...

The snow is melting fast here in Minnesota... and the temperatures are definately rising. I am just hoping it's is a continuing trend and there are no more snowstorms coming our way!

Itaya said...

In WA state and specifically the western side of the state, daffodils, crocus, and hyacinths are popping up all over. My plum trees are in full bloom as well! Yayyyy! Spring is almost here! :)

Thanks for the giveaway!!

Sherri said...

I always know spring has arrived here in southern Nevada when the flowering plum begins to bloom...it's blooming!

CourtneAl said...

Here in north Texas I first notice that it's spring when the bluebonnetts start showing up on the side of the highways!

I am Arizona; a person, not a place. said...

When I wake up and hear birds chirping outside my window--that's when I know spring is here! I can't wait for that day to arrive!

Meghan said...

Today the high was 80 in Austin. I know for a lot of people, that seems like summer weather, but to a true Texan, that's the beginning of spring!

Baskets Of Quilts said...

I know it's spring here in NJ when my bulbs are coming up. I love the daffodils, irises, tulips and crocuses. Also when I leave work at night and there's still some sun out.

birdbrainsanddogtales said...

Spring to me is when we start hearing the birds in the yard start making their territory calls and start pairing up (if they weren't already).

Ramanda said...

You know it's spring in the Colorado Rockies when one minute it is a sunny, warm 40 degrees and the next minute you have blizzard like conditions. If you don't like the weather...wait ten minutes!

Ramanda said...

P.S. Ooopsie! Here's my email...ramandan@gmail.com

upstateLisa said...

The snow is melting, the mud has arrived! upstatelisa@roadrunner.com

Lilly said...

I know that is spring when I can see those cute pink cherry trees in a park near my house =DD
Thanks for this lovely giveaway.

Looyoo said...

In Madison WI the rain is falling and melting all of the snow! Haven't seen any crocus or daffodils yet but I have a neighbor who saw a robin! Kim

imagrandma2five said...

Here in NE Indiana I can spring has sprung because my chickens are laying again. Nothing beats a "homegrown" egg!
Karen in NE Indiana
mawmaw2five@gmail.com

Anne said...

Here near Indy the snow is nearly gone. My daffodils are trying hard to make an appearance. And yesterday I think we hit 55. Thanks goodness for the renewal of spring!

Quiltingdaisy said...

The snow is melting, bulbs are emerging and the edges of our bushes are blushing red. Yeah!!

Mom on the Move! said...

Ahhh, we wish for Spring everyday here in Germany but the weather man seems to keep predicting snow. We are getting beautiful blue skies more and more often but the temps are hovering around freezing! But it must be coming cause my allergies are kicking it.

(cavguyswife98@yahoo.com)

gill said...

well we've got blue skies here in the uk but it's still bitterley cold - spring hasn't arrived yet!

gill

Danielle said...

Yea for spring:-)

Of course, I'm in Texas, so our winters aren't quite like your's!

Diane said...

In Texas the tornadoes coming through means spring is here :)

Michele said...

A current temp of 76F and a chance of storms tonight -spring in Arkansas!
knitobsessed@gmail.com

Shady Brooks said...

It's 73 degrees here today; the cricket-bugs started sounding off yesterday; crocus, daffodills and tulips have popped thru the ground; and the Robins, Cardinals and Bluejays all made their appearance within the past week here in south central Missouri!!! It's Spring as far as I'm concerned! :)

Abby said...

I'm in UTah and there are little buds on my trees these days. Can't wait for it to continue warming up. Great giveaway. I love your patterns!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Spring always brings the sweet birds to our area. Living in the deep south, we don't have much Spring, but I know it is Spring when the birds start building their little nests. Thanks for entering me in your great giveaway :-)

luvtoquilt said...

I LOVE the Oddyssea fabrics -- should would be happy to be the winner! Thanks for the giveaway!

Annette said...

the other day I walked out in my backyard and found some lily of the valley poking up through the mud and snow. It was an exciting discovery. Those brave little flowers know spring is right around the corner.

Esther said...

In southern California it is always spring, but now the days are getting longer.

sjray123@yahoo.com

Skeena Creations said...

Birds! When those lovely spring birds return from their winter southern climes and start singing their beautiful songs, that is my sign of spring. On a second place would be the tiny wee crocuses in the front lawn, and third place to the very high up, soaring sandhill cranes as they make their way from the gulf to the Arctic. We are on their flyway.Kim. gurry(at)telus.net

Candy said...

Yesterday the high hit 77 here in Columbia, SC. We've got blooms popping up on our Bradford Pear trees and daffodils and irises are everywhere.

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Here in Leominster Massachusetts, the forsythia is blooming and that signals the coming of spring! We've also had some warmer days, like up in the 50s...perfect for long walks and not wearing jackets!

Lovely giveaway!

MGM

Stacey said...

I'm in Iowa and winter sure hit us hard. I'm totally ready for Spring....can't wait. I really might go crazy if all this snow doesn't melt soon!!! Love the giveaway!!

Jeanie said...

My crocuses are up in Indiana. The buds are now visible, but not open so no color yet....maybe a few more days. We also still have some small areas of snow that have survived on the shady sides of properties. It's in it's 60's today but I never think winter is completely over until the second week of April. We often have snows through March and the beginning of April is also possible.
gracieoliverarts@aol.com

Ruth B said...

Here in Minnesota, the first sign of spring is the warmer days. We go from bone-chilling cold to lovely warm days where coats are optional. At 50 degrees F, folks here are wearing shorts and t-shirts. We know it will be cold again off and on, but we have hope of warm summer days.

felicity said...

I'm in Vancouver, BC - spring arrived a little (too?) early for some this year as our February was the mildest in a century. Crocuses were up, cherry blossoms were blooming, and the magnolia tree outside my window is full of pink buds.

call me crazy said...

Spring to me is when the trees start blooming. :-) I love lilacs and cherry trees! Happy spring!

Bridget B said...

Spring usually arrives when the robins come back and my crocus bloom but this year we have LOTS of snow to melt first.

Yolanda said...

You know it's Spring when the city is sweeping (and getting rid of) the sand on streets and sidewalks. No more sand in the house!

Susan said...

I'm in Vancouver, BC, where we just had the **Winter** Olympics - but we've had such warm weather all winter that our trees are budding already! They're a month early, but they're a beautiful sign of our early spring!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Here in Illinois, it was actually in the 60's, it will not last but it does mean spring is around the corner. and I hear the birds singing, aaah sweet spring!!

CJ said...

Way up in northern Idaho, spring will really arrive about mid May. Yeah, I know. But that is when it will finally start to green up. Before then we have what I so fondly refer to as the season BROWN. ;)

Sinta Renee said...

Daylight savings time is just around the corner and that to me means more light! More light= more hours in the day=Spring! And with that is the hope of warmer weather to follow;0)

Sinta Renee said...

oops I forgot to leave an email address
pinkpincushion@gmail.com

Carol said...

Here in Arizona, the wildflowers have bloomed and that means it's springtime. They say we might have a good display of wildflowers this year cause we've had lots of rain. Love the Odyssea fabric, please enter me in your contest.

Sigrid said...

It's spring in phoenix arizona and I can actually leave the doors/windows open around the house as it's not too hot and not too cold.

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Here in Southeast Texas and on the coast, we know spring is here when we can finally get out in our yard and walk. It rains so much here we can't get in the yard and work because it's to wet. Love the Spring and Autumn weather. Thanks for a great giveaway.

Miss T said...

I'm on the west side of Indy. The days are getting longer, the snow is almost completely gone, the flowers are starting to peak out and will soon be blooming. The recent rains & melting snow have mostly cleaned off the roads & left the lawns muddy as they start to green up. I even saw a bee today while cleaning my bike!

tbro283@yahoo.com

Nedra said...

Here in St. George we know it's Spring because we have RAIN. We'll take any moisture we can get in the desert. How do I know when it's spring in Southern Utah? When the sagebrush turns green!

Laurie said...

Here in Central Maine, spring arrives with the daffodils popping their heads out of the winter leaves, young drivers getting stuck in the mud and motorcycles finding their way out of their garages! The ducks start flying again and the robins return. Early Spring (like right now) means the syrup is dripping from the maples into the sugar buckets. Sugar Shack visits are a must in the Spring with maple syrup and vanilla ice cream treats. Oh I LOVE the Spring here in Maine!!

Margaret said...

Spring is maple syrup in Quebec. I love the sight of steam rising and the smell of fresh syrup boiling. As I type, my husband is in the sugar house starting to boil and soon I will head down and help. Margaret at maplespooner@gmail.com

mythreepaynes said...

I live in the high desert in extreme southern Arizona. Yesterday I watched snow fall on the mountains just above my house. The days are starting to warm up though (Not that we get much REAL cold here) and the yard is growing an amazing crop of weeds!! Serious weeds, had to get out the weed-whacker for the first time this year.

Give us a few more weeks though, the snow will melt off and the cacti will bloom and the roadsides will be covered in bright pink, white and yellow wild flowers. It will be lovely for a couple weeks.

Unfortunately the heat will set in next and everything will die and turn brown!!

But we'll all enjoy the spring while it lasts, and mourn it's passing!

Jo said...

For me...spring is mud. We live on the farm and there's always LOTS of mud.

Sara said...

What a great giveaway!

In eastern South Dakota, spring doesn't seem to be tied to the dates on the calendar. Some years we have spring in mid-March, and sometimes it waits until May. We just never know when. But green grass poking out of the snow banks is a sure sign!

Prissy said...

Here in SE Missouri, the daffodils are just sprouting up from the ground. I can see buds forming on my azaleas by the porch the birds are out singing in full force! And it's so nice to be able to go shopping wearing just a simple cardigan instead of all bundled up in a coat and scarf and mittens. I just love spring!

Robyn *Ü* said...

Oh I love a giveaway! I have crocus, tulips and daffodils popping up already.

Jane said...

This is my first spring here in the Upstate of South Carolina, but I'm guessing the blooming jonquils are the first sign of true Spring. However, the sweet lemony scent of Mahonia and Daphne are also perfuming the air here right now. Thanks for the giveaway!

Snickerdoodle said...

Here in the deep south, you know it is Spring when the camellias, dogwood and redbud trees bloom. Bees start buzzing and mesquitoes start biting and we take the quilts off the beds.

mdehoop@hotmail.com

Katie B. said...

Here in Alabama the daffodils are blooming. I always think spring when I see the first robin.

lindaroo said...
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lindaroo said...

Cold, cold winds blowing and gusting in the afternoons mean it's springtime on the central coast of California!

Crafty Maine Mom said...

I'm in Maine we will get at least one more snow storm before spring arrives and then I will know it is spring when the landscape turns from the brown yellow color it is right now to hints of green.

Cindy A. said...

I know Spring is here in Western PA when the birds come back. I saw a bluebird in the backyard yesterday. Yeah!
cindyganderson@comcast.net

Carrie said...

Horse racing equals spring here. Nothing prettier than sping in the Bluegrass!

Jenny said...

hi, i found your giveaway from Sherri's blog and thank you for the chance...woudl love your pattern! spring is creeping here slowly to us in Indiana...our daffodils are popping out and even the tulips and the hollyhocks...which we planted last year and are surprised to see emerging already! yay spring!

quiltmom said...

It is wonderful to meet a new to me blog. What a fabulous giveaway you are hosting. I live in Western Canada in central Alberta. I know it is spring time when the ground turns a bit muddy and the pussywillows come out. It is one of my favorite times a year-even though my kindergarten students have a hard time resisting the puddles. I love when I go to work in daylight and come home and it is still daylight. All the new life brightens my day. Hope it does yours.
Thanks for the chance at a great giveaway.
Regards from a Western Canadian Quilter,
Anna

Patty said...

Spring means longer hours of daylight - something that makes me happy even if the weather isn't all that great. Rain today but we've had several days of warm, warm weather in NC. Thanks for the giveaway

Patty D from NC

sunny said...

Spring in western Maryland is heralded by the return of Robins, and little yellow crocus faces popping out of the ground! And if I can see them, the snow must be gone! I absolutely love Spring, and can't wait for the tulips and daffodils start blooming.

Di~ said...

The crocus have been out for 10 days now, here in good ol' Idaho (western, that is...)Thank you for a generous giveaway and I'm glad I found your site!

Patty said...

Here in OK, spring has sprung a little later than usual - my Tete-a-Tete daffodils have finally bloomed!

Robin said...

Here in Nevada I know spring is coming as the grass is greening up and I can let my bunny out to hop around the lawn. tomrobm@comnett.net

Bailey said...

The crocus are coming up and the robins are back in Idaho!

Bailey_Burwell05@hotmail.com

cathy said...

Here in central California, Spring brings the blooms out on the fruit and nut trees. Miles and miles of pink and white...

cathyquilt@gmail.com

Susan said...

I'm in Jerusalem, Israel, where we didn't get much of a winter, but we sure are having a beautiful spring. Trees blossoming everywhere, purple flowers on the hillsides, red anemones blooming in the valleys. And little birds building their nests all over the place!

Mel said...

Spring is here for me when my son and I can eat lunch out on our balcony!

Great products!

Valentina said...

Hi Kari! Spring is in the air! And my swollen eyes can attest to that... But who cares when the world is bursting in colour!
We have had some terrible sand-storms blowing over the Eastern Mediterranean but the flowers don't seem to mind... I choose the FLOWERS!
:)
Valentina from Cyprus

Louisa said...

Woo hoo! My cat ventured out doors for the first time this year today. Previously, he just poked his nose out and turned back in.

Anonymous said...

I know spring is coming to Ohio because I spotted the first ant in the house yesterday!

Kathy - mom of many said...

It's hard to really recognize Spring in Miami, Florida, but I think this year will be an exception. We've had an unseasonably cold (well, cooler than usual) winter and I'm looking forward to temps back in the 70s. Other than that, I'm going to plant some caladiums bulbs that I found at my mom's house after she died last summer.
I'd love to win the pattern and fabric. Thanks so much.

Sally K said...

Well, we moved outside of Atlanta last June so I'm not sure what means "Spring" here. I do know that I'm ready for some sunshine and would love too welcome Spring with some new fabric! Thanks for the chance!

mssooner@hotmail.com

Cindy said...

That warm, fresh air tells me it's Spring! And the trees budding - wonderful! Thanks for the giveaway!

Deanna said...

I am also in Utah and the only sign of spring here is in our sewing rooms if we are working with beautiful fabric--well, almost. We pruned fruit trees in our yard right before it snowed. Is that spring?

Thanks for the giveaway. I would love it!

Nichole said...

In Iowa the sure sign of spring is the melting of all the snow and the forsythia blooming! Can't wait - should be happening later this month. Thanks for the great giveaway.

Simone de Klerk said...

Spring is finally coming here in the Netherlands, even though it is still cold. We have snowdrops growing in the garden and birds are starting to sing early in the morning. I love the days getting longer and hopefully soon warmer!
Happy Spring (O:

Jingle said...

Well, here in New England it is coming slowly, but surely. The temps are finally in the 50's and even touched 60 once or twice! Also, the spring birds are beginning to be heard in the morning, which is always fun!
jinglesells at gmail dot com

jabeybaby said...

I'm in Washington state and Spring is really in the air here. The birds are back, the daffidils are blooming, and there are beautiful pink cherry trees blooming everywhere!!
I'm loving it, we are so ready for spring here!!

Barbara said...

The first true sign of spring for me in Massachusetts is the return of the red wing blackbirds. I was just mentioning this to my brother a couple of weeks ago and wouldn't you know, 6 days later the red wing blackbirds were at my feeder. I love watching all the different birds return, spring has sprung!

Kayla said...

Here in South Florida, we don't really know what spring is. There isn't much of a difference between January weather and March weather. I guess our week-long "cold snaps" of temps in the 50's are gone. :)

princessesindisguise(at)yahoo(dot)com

grendelskin said...

Here in central Connecticut, it's songbirds and tulips. The tulips themselves won't be ready to bloom for a few weeks, but the leaves are about an inch or two tall and that's enough to make my heart soar!

Katrina said...

I feel it's spring on the first day that I can open all the windows in the house and feel comfortable. It feels SO GOOD to breath fresh air inside. And that first day just happens to ahve been yesterday...

Brenda said...

Early blooming flowers (crocus, snowdrops, species tulips, etc.) covered with a light layer of soft moist snow. Warm days alternating with cold days. Maybe a late March or April blizzard. In Lincoln, NE, we say, "If you don't like the weather, wait a minute."

Kathy said...

You can't always count on sunshine in Seattle just because spring has sprung, but the daffodils and tulips will bloom, and the cherry blossoms will open rain or shine.

Val Miller said...

you know spring is on its way when I have to fight with my kids to wear a jacket!! I live just north of Toronto, Ontario .. and spring must be almost here. My son refused to wear his coat today (and really, it's not all that warm) = there is still snow on the ground!! Soon enough, we will hear the birds chirping, and we will know for sure it has arrived.

Kay said...

This morning I woke up to hear robins singing & thought "it must be spring if the robins are here" even though we have snow forecast.

Kate said...

When I start hearing new bird songs and I can go outside without a heavy coat then I know it is spring. isewthe@yahoo.com

C said...

Here in Texas it's short sleeves during the day and the heater's coming on only early mornings and late nights :-)
LOVE this giveaway... love that line!

Ariane said...

Hi! Spring is definitly on it's way here in eastern Ontario, canada. All the snow is gone, and the grass is getting greener. It is very exciting. Thanks for a chance to win this lovely giveaway.

Sharon said...

I'm in Philadelphia, PA and spring is nearby when the spring bulbs still coming up. It's the prettiest time in my garden and no weeds yet!!

Marcia said...

Please enter me in your nice giveaway. Here in Trenton, FL, we are still having frost. Despite this, the trees think it is spring as redbuds and pears are blooming. The robins and blue birds are hopping around, and sand hill cranes are migrating north. Of course, basketball March madness always tells us that spring will soon be sprung. mlwright29 at hotmail dot com

G said...

Calling from Seattle where the bulbs and fruits trees are treating us to lush bouquets of pale pinks and white whilest jonquils and hyacinths wreath the air with frangrance rare...

Aimee said...

I love your patterns and would so enjoy winning!!

Judy C said...

Here in Massachusetts you can tell spring is coming by the smell in the morning air. I can't wait in a few more weeks it will be warm enough to sit on th front porch with my tea in the morning and listen to the chicadees singing.

indigodi said...

Signs of spring in Connecticut are the daffodills popping through the soil and of course flocks of Robins arriving from point s South.

moira said...

I'm a scottish lass living in Nottingham, in the UK. The snowdrops have been out for a couple of weeks now and I just love being woken by the bird song (they seem to love our chimney stack!)

Anita in Florida said...

oooh...lovely giveaway! Please enter me and thank you.

eamylove said...

Here I am in western Pennsylvania. Our biggest snow in years has almost melted away. Yesterday (my 50th birthday) the sun was out, and the air was warm, and I thought to myself, "It smells like Easter out here." My boys wore SHORTS to school, even though the temp was still in the 30's in the morning --- surely that means Spring is here!

Jaci said...

I'm in Utah, but the Tulips blooming always tell me it's Spring!!!
jaciluv@gmail.com

Susana said...

For me (and most anyone in Portugal), it has to be swallows! And house martins, but we call them all swallows. Madly swooping, shrieking, tearing up the sky in a crazed ballet.
They're not here quite yet, but the winter (what winter we have, it never gets below freezing in Lisbon, and rarely near, but to hear us, you would think it was positively Siberian this year) is now confined to morning and night, and afternoons are beautifully lit and blue-skied. I love March!

ginger said...

I can tell Spring is arriving because we were able to keep the doors open and get a breeze for a couple of days this past week. I'm so excited to see the daffodils coming up!
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Carol in E TN said...

I'm in E TN and we had a horrific rain storm late afternoon with pea size hail! Then it has been raining and we have flood warning too! Not much has turned green yet and I hope it happens soon! Come on Spring!!!
Love your giveaway!

nicoledemana said...

Hi Nicole here from the UK the daffodills are showing their leaves and the crocuses are flowering beautifully we still need the quilts for the evening chill thanks for the chance God Bless x

esquiltingpassion said...

Here in Connecticut we had a tease last week, in some places the temperature went up to 55 to 58 degrees. Right now is windy, pouring rain but in my mind I can see a robin red breast on the lawn, crocus and daffodils showing their colorful heads, and buds on the trees.
It won't be long now!!!

esquiltingpassion said...

Here in Connecticut we had a tease last week, in some places the temperature went up to 55 to 58 degrees. Right now is windy, pouring rain but in my mind I can see a robin red breast on the lawn, crocus and daffodils showing their colorful heads, and buds on the trees.
It won't be long now!!!

Angie said...

My tulips are coming up with their green leaves!!

liz taylor said...

Here is phoenix spring is probably the best time of the year. Warm enough to go outside without jackets, but not scorching hot, yet! Spring was always my favorite when I lived in Utah too!

Brenna said...

The bloom of dogwood trees signals the arrival of spring here in NC. So beautiful and colorful that's it's hard not to get excited about spring!