Monday, December 9, 2013

Giveaway Day 12.9.13

Welcome to the Life of Riley blog for the Sew Mama Sew giveaway day!

 *THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED*


 If you're new here, I do a lot of quilting, some other crafty sewing and occasionally talk about my family and some food.  You'll find tabs at the top where you can find my recipes, tutorials and completed quilts.
Here's a collage of some of this past year's completions.  You can see there is a bit of every kind of quilting around these parts.



 The reason you're here:  Today's prize package includes a Fabric basket, a Schnibbles Pattern called Honeycomb and FOUR charm packs of Riley Blake's Prairie Rose. (great name)


 You can find a tutorial to make your very own fabric basket *here*.
 Why four charm packs?  So you can make a decent size quilt.  Each pack has 24 squares, for a total of 96 5" squares for you!

How do you win?

1. First Chance to win: Leave me a comment telling me your favorite holiday food.  Doesn't have to be Christmas, maybe you have a hankering for Cadbury Eggs all year, or Candy Corn, whatever it is, tell me about it.

2. Second chance: Be a follower, new or old.  Leave me a comment telling me that you are and how. e.g. feedly, bloglovin, email, etc...

3. I am happy to ship internationally!

4. Giveaway ends December 13 at 5 p.m. PST.

5. I  will choose a winner via Mr. Random.org from all the eligible comments by December 15.  I will email the winner and also write a blog post announcing the winner.

6. I must have a way to contact you.  Either leave an email address in your comment, or make sure yours is embedded in your blogger profile.

7. Mean Moment: If I cannot contact you, or if you do not answer my question, I will choose another winner.  I know there are lots of blogs out there doing giveaways, but I don't appreciate the generic "thanks for the giveaway" comment.  I'm being generous with giving stuff away, you can give me a one word answer about food.

Good Luck!

*I try my very best to reply to comments on a daily basis, however, due to the volume of comments on giveaway day, it isn't feasible.  I do appreciate and read each and everyone, though.  Thank You*



573 comments:

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Gene Black said...

Oooh....my favorite holiday food is my mother's candied sweet potatoes... If I am lucky she makes them at Thanksgiving AND Christmas.

Gene Black said...

I follow with Google Friend Connect --and Bloglovin' (I imported my GFC blogs to Bloglovin' when I thought GFC was going away.)

Barbara O. said...

My favourite holiday food is a Fondue. In my family we always have Fondue for Christmas Eve, it has become quite a tradition and I don't have it at any other time.
This is a great giveaway, thanks for the chance!

Barbara O. said...

I follow you both on Bloglovin and Blogger.

Amanda Konarske said...

I love peppermint hot chocolate!

Saraccino said...

That is actually a quite hard question! ^^ To be honest, I love the collection of the food we have on christmas and the first day of christmas. Starting from the cokies and cake (Stollen) in the late, late afternoon at the 24th (to be honest, already early evening), to go over the good salad, cheese, shrimps (we always eat cold on christmas eve because on this day nobody should be forced to work, in germany we celebrate at the evening of the 24th, also exchanging presents and everything :)). On the next day we will have a really big meal with sea wolf baked in salt, christmas cake with stilton... okay, I have to stop now, I am getting hungry! But it never really changes because especially we "kids" (all grown up already) just love this specil combination even if our mom would like to try new stuff ^^

Cheri said...

Ham any time of year.I also love my mothers stuffing and cranberrys of course.

Wanda Kozlowski said...

My grandmother's sugar cookies! appropriate for any holiday depending on the shape you cut and the frosting color and decorations added! Good with lemonade, hot chocolate, tea.. whatever.

CLS said...

I am an old follower on Feedly.

CLS said...

My favourite holiday food is baked ham at Easter.

Monica said...

Deviled eggs! My husband doesn't like them so the only time I really get to make them so that I'm not the only one eating them is at Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Jan S said...

I'm dying to make a couscous salad that has pomegranates, pistachios, apricots & dates!Thanks for the giveaway!

Alison said...

Lots and lots of junk food -- Christmas cookies and fudge, pies, birthday cake. Whatever. I'll eat it.

Alison said...

I am a follower.

Judy H said...

follow on bloglovin

Judy H said...

sweets....all kinds

Jen Barnard said...

Home made mince pies. Thanks for the great giveaway.

Lorrie said...

Favorite food - chocolate. Dark, please. Followed by cheese. And then vegetables.

Thanks for the generous giveaway.

Lorrie said...

I'm a new follower via Feedly.

I'll be checking out the fabric basket tutorial for a gift to make.

LethargicLass said...

hmmmm... I think I will have to go with cinnamon hearts :)

LethargicLass said...

I follow via bloglovin'

Sowing Stitches said...

My favorite holiday food...Fresh Pecans covered with butter and brown sugar dipped in chocolate.

Katrin said...

My favourite is whatever my mom cooks. But I hope for fondue for Christmas! Thanks!

Little Ella Lu said...

Peanut butter balls covered in chocolate! And cheesecake!

Little Ella Lu said...

I follow on bloglovin and probably gfc.

Susan @ MadebyMommainPA.Blogspot.Com said...

Homemade Stuffing. I could eat it all the time! Of course, we dont make it all year round though.

Julia Glotova said...

I love making lots of salads on holidays, because I come from Russia and it is somehow traditional there :) Thanks for a chance to win! julia(dot)glotova(at)gmail(dot)com

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Our family's Corn Casserole. Yum!

Susan @ MadebyMommainPA.Blogspot.Com said...

I follow Via Bloglovin. Of course I followed before that and moved my reader to bloglovin back when GFC was suppose to be an issue.

A Quilter's Mission said...

Chocolate anything!

A Quilter's Mission said...

I am a new follower! Thanks

Shauna said...

I love gingerbread this time of year...ok all year long!!!

Shauna said...

I follow you with bloglovin

Kadybug said...

My favorite holiday food is snickerdoodles! Thank you for the chance to win. Riley Blake is awesome!

Chiska said...

I love candy corn. I wish I knew why, but I just do.

Chiska said...

I follow you on GFC

Melissa Corry said...

I love homemade christmas chocolates :)

Sandra said...

Favorite would be turkey stuffing with gravy. Pumpkin pie is a close second.

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Sandra said...

Already a follower via Bloglovin.

syvisser@gmail(dot)com

Pam said...

popcorn balls

Angela Bullard said...

Peppermint bark! I can't get enough of it!!

Judi Duncan said...

christmas cookies....a huge cookie fan here, but there is something about those frosted sugar cookies!

Lee said...

I love making pumpkin pie (other berry pies too) and they are my favorite to make and eat! thank you! I like your tutorial section and have used the felt sunflowers one before! thank you!

raye said...

My favorite is Marinated mushrooms, of course this is a family christmas favorite too. thank you for the chance to win this lovely fabric line.

Lee said...

I enjoy your blog and follow w/ GFC.

raye said...

follow you on bloglovin, you have a great site.

Madeleine said...

I love pie!

felice said...

i love strata (sausage, cheese, and egg)

VR said...

I love chex mix, homemade. For some reason it is a Christmas food for me... Must be something we used to make at Christmas time when I was a child. Thank you!

VR said...

I follow your blog through Google connect, or through my blog feed on Blogger. Thank you!

JenJohnson said...

Sweet potato casserole!!

Kathie said...

My favorite holiday food is homemade carmel popcorn balls!

Michelle Fuller said...

I love Green bean casserole and my Aunt Lynda's cheese cake!

Celia said...

My favorite holiday food is any of the delicious cookies or sweets!

Celia said...

I also follow on The Old Reader!

vwlady said...

I follow on GFC.

vwlady said...

My favorite holiday food is really candy....Pecan Pralines & Dark Chocolate Truffles!

Margaret said...

Beef Bourguigion and a glass of red wine. Yummy!

JanetL said...

The cookies, especially butterballs. My mother made them every year, so they just say "Christmas" and "home" to me.

JanetL said...

I am a new follower on bloglovin'

barb said...

my favorite food is homemade potato salad. thank you for such a special giveaway. babscorbitt@gmail.com

barb said...

i follow via bloglovin. love love the basket. babscorbitt@gmail.com

Katie Dold said...

My favorite Christmas foods are eggnog and chocolate covered cherries. What a fantastic giveaway! Thank you!

Becky said...

I just love food:) I love anything someone else cooks:) Seriously, I love my hubby's smoked turkey on his grill. Thank you for your generous giveaway! Awesome prizes!

Katie Dold said...

I'm a new follower via bloglovin.

Becky said...

I follow your blog on Bloglovin'. Merry Christmas!

audrey said...

I love the strawberry bavarian cream we make during the holidays! Love your giveaway!

trash said...

I love good quality mince pies but only allow myself to buy them from the 1st of December (otherwise I would quite possibly scoff a box a day!)

trashalou@googlemail.com

Wild Irish said...

My favourite food is the chocolate marble cake with almond buttercream filling that my 9 year old daughter makes. Yummy!

joske whiteside said...

i love gigner snaps!

Crystal Selluski said...

My mom makes a chocolate covered candy that just dissolves in your mouth. I think she makes about 4 batches at Christmas, and its always the first to go.

mean sarah jean said...

turkey with mashed potatoes and gravy. mmmm..

Queenie Believe said...

My new favorite food is the Santa Reeses peanut butter cup... Oh my, I wish I never bought one because I now know where to buy them :o)
Have a great day.
Always, Queenie

Queenie Believe said...

P.S. I'm a Google Friend follower.

Patty said...

Mince meat pie is a holiday favorite!

Patty said...

I'm a follower now! ;)

Maria R said...

Rachel, I love your blog. I follow it on Feedler.

Maria R said...

Hmm.... My favorite holiday food. I don't think dessert counts as a food, although I love them all. My favorite would be chocolate chip cookies.

Amber said...

I'm totally dependent on hot chocolate this season. Bring on the whip cream and peppermint! That reminds me, I haven't had any today. I should go make some, now. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Darlington Gal said...

Anything sweet and fattening! Thanks for the lovely giveaway! kmcassie@gmail.com

Darlington Gal said...

I'm a new follower by email. kmcassie@gmail.com

Ariadne Skyrianidou said...

I love turkey stuffed with rice and chestnuts!AriadnefromGreece!

Philippa Gelinas said...

peppermint hot chocolate

Anya said...

Jello popcorn at Christmas! Thanks for the chance!

Emilyplays said...

Cute fabric basket! I love Julekakke - cardamom bread :)

Linda said...

FOLLOW>BLOG LOVIN'!

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Linda said...

HI, IT'S MAKING=BAKING=EATING BUTTER COOKIE ROLL-OUTS+ THE DECORATING+SHARING!
THANK YOU FOR SHARING!
MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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Renee said...

Cranberry sauce and stuffing!

Irene García Díaz said...

Traditional Spanish sweets and desserts: "turrón" and "polvorones" for example! Thank you for the giveaway!

Katie.Herzog said...

I love anything with cranberries! Thank you for the giveaway!!

Katie.Herzog said...

I follow you on bloglovin!

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

Homemade Snickerdoodles…so yummy!! Thanks for the sweet giveaway :)

Robin said...

I love a jello salad that our family makes for the holidays. It is a favorite of the whole clan.

Gillie said...

I love cranberries in cookies, stuffing and candy.

Tammy said...

I love candy corn and peeps year round.

Tammy said...

Following via GFC and Bloglovin

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Spritz cookies at Christmas. Adore them!

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

I read your blog via Feedly.

Susan Paxton said...

I love all the sweets at Christmas parties...Love your fabric basket and the honeycomb pattern...love the prairie rose fabric...Thanks

Susan Paxton said...

I follow you on Bloglovin

JoyceLM said...

My favorite is fudge, especially Divinity. Thanks.

JoyceLM said...

I'm a follower with Bloglovin'. Thanks again.

Karen said...

My favorite holiday food is definitely peppermint bark. Yum!

Karen said...

I am a follower on Bloglovin

Rosa said...

My favourite holiday food is a Turrón,a typical spanish Christmas sweet.Thanks!

teachpany said...

My favorite foods for holidays include Toll House pie, and cornbread stuffing with sausage, apple and pecan. Thanks!

teachpany said...

I follow you via GFC.

dortha said...

My favorite is broccoli apple salad. Such a nice giveaway. Thanks.

Carrie P. said...

my favorite holiday food is ginger snap cookies. it is the only time I make them and I really enjoy the treat.
thanks for the giveaway.
Merry Christmas!

Marti M said...

new email follower

Marti M said...

Favorite food...homemade cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning.

Nessa said...

That is an AMAZINGLY generous giveaway! Thank you.
My favourite food to eat whilst on holiday is fruit salad.

Emily C said...

I love egg nog. Pity you can only buy it thanksgiving through new years.

Stephanie Alvarez said...

I love all the sweets especially gingerbread cookies!

Stephanie Alvarez said...

I already follow you via BL

Kacey said...

My favorite holiday food is my mom's Chex mix - we call it Nuts and Bolts :-)

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

I follow via GFC

CraftyHourMom said...

love my mother's gevulde speculaas! (Dutch) it's so much work she only makes it at Christmas.

CraftyHourMom said...

I already follow on BlogLovin'! Thanks for the chance!

Whit said...

I love peanut butter balls!! And craving some Pumpkin Snickerdoodles even though fall is over...they are amazing!!

longtodolist said...

I'm not picky... Chocolate ANYTHING.

Sue said...

Pumpkin pie, anytime of the year! Well, actually most anything pumpkin is good especially if it is loaded with nuts!

Sue said...

I follow you on Bloglovin'

Jusmom1 said...

Favorite holiday food...stuffing!

Jusmom1 said...

I follow you on Bloglovin!

Taryn said...

I love caramel popcorn... yum!!

Bailey said...

I love stuffing!

Tabitha said...

STALE peeps! Bestest ever!

Tabitha said...

I follow with gfc. Thanks!

Lisa said...

I love chocolate covered pretzels! I make them at the holidays!

Lisa said...

I follow you! Love your blog!

Kayla Yapuncich said...

Oh, see here I thought I was going to say stuffing (my favorite Thanksgiving food) and then you had to remind me about Cadbury Eggs. Yep - definitely the Cadbury Eggs! And now I want one! Thanks so much for the chance!!

Jen said...

Stuffing & mashed potatoes...I'd rather have those than dessert :)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I always look forward to Pumpkin Pie during the holidays. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Seamstress Erin said...

All I can think about right now is gingerbread cookies...

Ellen said...

I love the kind of cranberry sauce that holds the shape of the can. I'm not sure why my family only has it at Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Quilting Nanny said...

As long as it is any holiday... I have to choose PEEPS!!! But now that they have them for all holidays, I don't have to go a whole year without them!

Quilting Nanny said...

I just found you today and joined to follow via email!

Judith said...

I just love mincemeat tarts. I could eat them all year. Thanks for the chance to win.

Emma ForMyLittleMonster said...

cupcakes! I love cupcakes!

Emma ForMyLittleMonster said...

a new follower via Bloglovin :)

Vicki H said...

Anything chocolate. Thanks for the chance.

Vicki H said...

Following with email.

Laura said...

I love cranberry bread!

rainjerette said...

Christmas breakfast at my mom's - includes homemade sausage, waffles, oatmeal, eggs, biscuits, bacon, and maple syrup. Not my normal fare, but I enjoy sharing it with my family.

Carla Keahey said...

candy corn!!! ughhh, so addicting

Michell said...

Pavlova...yum

Michell said...

follow via bloglovin

lesleyjean said...

My mom makes homemade beef and noodles for Christmas ever year. It's easily my favorite holiday food!

pbs.seams said...

The green bean casserole - I love that!

Karrie S said...

I'm looking forward to a big turkey dinner with the fixings on Christmas day

Karrie S said...

I already follow on BL-karrie smith, ksmith8@emich.edu

Melisa said...

Hi! My absolute favorite holiday food is a freshly filled Cannoli! Yummmmmmo!

I follow you through BlogLovin'.

melisa (at) roadrunner (dot) com


Merry Christmas!
Happy New Year!

sharpie said...

Candy canes ;) The SWEET ones!

Donna said...

My favorite holiday food is sweet potato casserole with cranberries, nuts, and coconut.

Emma's Daughter said...

I love turkey and dressing! Rcoyle at olemiss dot edu

Emma's Daughter said...

I follow you on Bloglivin'. Rcoyle at olemiss dot edu

Diane said...

I love homemade cranberry sauce!

Born4Travel said...

Angel Food cake for my birthday. I adore it! Thanks for the chance to win an amazing gift!!

Born4Travel said...

And I follow you via pinterest

Carrie Whittemore said...

Andes Mints!! Lol!!

Letty Barnes said...

What a lovely prize. Love you blog already. :)

Melissa @ Missouri Mel said...

I love being able to buy eggnog at Christmas and Easter.

Angelia Lanouette said...

My favorite holiday food is pecan pie and pumpkin bread. I have an amazing recipe for Amish pumpkin bread that my family loves. I have been wanting to try a Schnibbles pattern and the fabric is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing such a generous gift! anglanouette at gmail dot com

greeblygreebly said...

My favorite holiday food is pecan pie. So delicious but I can really only justify eating it at Thanksgiving.

grandmaFlor said...

TAMLES from Costa Rica

em3san said...

i love traditional cake for holidays

em3san said...

I'm following in bloglovin

Helen L said...

My favorite food (at least one of them)is Baskin-Robbins Peppermint ice cream, which I'm eating right now!! It is only out at Christmas time, and I get it as often as I can, cause I have to wait a whole year for it when they run out of it!! :-) Thanks for the lovely give-away!!

Helen L said...

I'm following you on Bloglovin now!! Have a great Christmas!!

Deb (Two Cheeky Monkeys) said...

I love shortbread, hands down! :)

Alice said...

We have chocolate cutout cookies that my family makes around the holidays that I can never get enough of. They're pretty great.

Goosegirl said...

My favorite holiday food is Spanikopita. I make it every year.

Goosegirl said...

I am now a follower.

Nita said...

butter tarts at Christmas. yum!

Kim said...

I love sweet potato casserole. Only make it twice a year for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

yenni said...

choco tarts...^^

Julie Kalber said...

Potato salad! Made with real mayonnaise, of course!

Julie Kalber said...

I am following you via email, can't wait to check out your work!

Nikita said...

I LOVE cheese cake..especially pumpkin cheesecake with a pecan topping..I could eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and all year round.

Nikita said...

I follow through GFC

Chiara said...

Really love these giveaway, thank you!!! My favourite food is gingerbread....
Hugs from Italy Chiara

Betsy Naragon said...

I always look forward to Thanksgiving stuffing...to stuff myself with!
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Betsy Naragon said...

I follow on bloglovin!
betsy_miller@yahoo.com

mac said...

I love traditional Christmas pudding and fruit mince tarts. I always heap the pudding with custard and cream, making myself sick. Thanks for the giveaway.

Ned's Place said...

Follower new with blolovin

Ned's Place said...

As I'm in Australia and it's hot at Christmas we eat a lot of seafood at Christmas , I especially love fresh prawns yummo

Margaret said...

Pecan pie is what I crave. I usually make 2 for Thanksgiving and 2 for Christmas. We cant seem to get enough

Margaret said...

I do follow you by bloglovin

Gill said...

I love mince pies and Cadbury's Snow Bites!

Gill said...

I'm a GFC follower!

happygoluckyquilter said...

I'm a real foodie so its hard to pick just one! I love the simple smoked salmon sandwiches we always have for tea on the evening of Christmas day. They are a perfect contrast to the huge elaborate Turkey lunch we eat on Christmas day.
emma.house@thebowesmuseum.org.uk

projekdorcas said...

My favorite holiday food is curry laksa - an Asian dish, a kind of hot spicy creamy noodle soup.

projekdorcas said...

I am a follower by email
siewkhim.chong@yahoo[dot]com

Martina said...

My favourite during wintertime is cheese fondue! Mmh!

Martina said...

I am a new follower through bloglovin'

legato1958 said...

My favorite food is an onion cornbread with cheese and dill and sauteed onions!
Lovely giveaway!

Susie
legato1958@aol.com

legato1958 said...

I follow you by email

Susie
legato1958@aol.com

Mary@QuiltGenius said...

My fave holiday food is wedding cake. Not sure why, but there is nothing like a piece of wedding cake to make you go yummm!

Mary@QuiltGenius said...

I am a follower through GFC

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