***WE HAVE A WINNER!!! For the details, check out today’s post, here…

Happy 2009!!!!

I am starting the year off by, #1, having a STASH BUSTING SALE on my etsy site, here…I went on a mad cleaning and organizing kick, and decided to sell off about one third of my stash! Good stuff, I tell you, at ROCK BOTTOM prices! UPDATE: I have the majority of it now posted, including some retired Anna Maria Horner, Heather Ross and Amy Butler fabrics!

And, #2, having a giveaway in conjunction with Debi’s Whirl Into Winter giveaway! I will be giving away this lovely blue & white “Winter Wonderland” table runner, made in the style of my Jolly Holly Table Runner, on January 15, 2009! It measures 14″ x 47″.
It can be yours if you leave a comment on this post bewteen 12:01 a.m. January 1, and 11:59 p.m. January 14, 2009. Please include in your post, an EMAIL address, your name, where you live, and a 2009 New Year’s Resolution that you actually intend to KEEP. I know, of course, you plan to keep everyone you make, right?!
Thanks again for stopping by, and thanks to Debi for organizing this giveaway!

205 thoughts on “HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!

  1. Happy New Year, would love to be in the draw for the gorgeous table runner. New Years resolution hmmm I thought about that last night, to exercise more due to a knee injury I sustained. Not as mobile as I would like to be at times. Regards Lyn from Aus now 2009 1.08 lst Jan.

  2. That table runner is gorgeous. My new years resolution – to worry less about what other people think about me and worry more about what I think about myself! Kylie from Aus.

  3. I am absolutely in LOVE with this runner! If I don’t win, could you at least send me detailed photos and instructions? I love this!I live in Richmond, VA.la_rubicita at yahoo dot comOne of my new year resolutions is to be much better about taking my insulin. I’m a diabetic and almost died from it in October. I’ve been taking my insulin but from time to time I forget to take it. My goal this year is to really get my blood sugar under control.

  4. Happy Quilty 2009! I firmly resolve to make a huge dent in my stash this year!! I’m Shari and I live in Perth Western Australia. My email is in my profile. Hope you have fun with the giveaway!

  5. Happy New Year, What a lovely version of your runner!One of my resolutions this year is to help my 10 year old dd to become comfortable using the sewing machine on her own. She used it with me alot this year and I think is ready to begin branching out on her own projects.(my email is DawnMcD@gmail.com )

  6. Oh gosh, what a beautiful table runner!!!My new years resolutation was to not make new years resolutation.. why set myself up for failure?? LOLI plan on finishing a few UFO’s before starting new projects, so I guess that could count as a ‘plan’ for the new year!Happy New Year to you :O))

  7. Oh, I forgot this is an extended comment from bejeweled quiltsmy name if barb, I live in American Samoa. If you said one post, sorry…I just had to complete the last one…

  8. Hi and Happy New Year to EVERYONE!!! My 2009 goal is organize my craft area(s). My husband says that I have taken over the whole house!! Thanks for the chance to win! Hugs Kay M. (petking@vcn.com)

  9. I love your runner, very beautiful.One of my New Years resolutions is to reduce my stash, it is definately out of control. Scrap quilts are going to be the order of the year.Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)Niagara Falls, NY

  10. Happy New Year!I have the usual resolutions…keep losing weight, become more organized, etc.I also want to work on my sewing. I want to increase my knowledge and ability to make quilts. I definitely need more practice using my rotary cutter!

  11. My New Year’s resolution that I intend to keep is to stay in touch with family and friends on a regular basis – via either snail mail, cards, or e-mail once a month at the least!

  12. Hi! My email can be found by clicking on my name, I live in northern Illinois and am LOVING winter.My resolution does include weight loss, as I lost about half of what I want to lose last year. The biggest one is getting organized and staying organized. I’m well on my way and looking forward to implementing the changes that I want to make.

  13. Happy new Year. My New Years resolution is to be more patient. I know this sound crazy, but if you knew my situation you would understand. Your runner is beautiful and would look great on my table! Rae Ann

  14. Happy New YearMy resolution this year is to get some sewing done every week, It makes me happy but sometimes life gets in the way.I am Marie and I am in ChicagoE-mail in my profile

  15. I love that tablerunner. My resolution for the new year is to accomplish more creatively. I didn’t do much quilting this year and I think my sanity suffered because of it. :o) MStuart in NC myrast at embarqmail dot com

  16. That’s a gorgeous table runner. I’d be very proud to show that off in my home. My resolution for the new year is that I WILL start sewing/embroidering and getting at least two projects a month completed. The last part of 2008 I totally slacked off and did absolutely nothing. I cannot let myself fail like that again this year.Vicki TerpstraIllinois

  17. Beautiful runner! i would be so able to put it to good use!I posted this morning about my resolutions, and they were…-more God, less me-more family, less me-more Weight Watchers, less meBlessings, Kimberly

  18. Scotland, CT here! I would like to start and finish a quilt this year. And I’ve actually start one this afternoon and already ran into problems! Gotta love 2009!Jen ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. i would love to win, my email is codiandtim@gmail.com and my blog is deathbydenim.blogspot.comI’m in Southern California, and i plan on finishing a quilt this year, binding and all (i usually get stuck on the binding and lose interest).Thanks! Codi

  20. Beautiful table runner. I love the snowflakes and it does fit the giveaway title so well.My new year’s resolution is to slow down and enjoy life a little more. Things can wait.

  21. I resolve to tidy up my sewing room/office. I live in Oregon, shawneeh at yahoo dot com.Shawnee from < HREF="http://flirtapronswap.blogspot.com" REL="nofollow">Sassy Flirty Apron Swap<> and < HREF="http://shawneett.blogspot.com" REL="nofollow">Shawnee’s Tangled Tales<>

  22. Adore that runner!!!! So pretty, would look good on my dining room table with all the snow folks around in there! A goal for 2009 is to use up my stash as much as possible!!I live in Isle of Wight, Va.LolaEmail is in profile..;-)

  23. Happy New Year!! I resolve to live for the present and be thankful for all I am and all I have – I WILL KEEP THIS RESOLUTION! ๐Ÿ™‚Toni from Iowa

  24. Oh my goodness those colors are perfect for my dining room! I have Blue Willow dishes – you couldn’t coordinate any better than that! New Year’s Resolution – to complete at least one UFO per month. ๐Ÿ™‚ blessings, marlene

  25. My resolution is to not only sew the top for, but actually finish a new quilt for my bed. I am good at finishing things for others, but not so good at doing it for myself! Happy New Year from Loralynn in Michigan

  26. I would like to get better organized in my sewing/crafting area as well as all the other aspects of my life. I would also like to get rid of most of the clutter that is taking over my house. I live in central PA. Thanks for entering me in you giveaway. The table runner is beautiful. lraetaylor@gmail.com

  27. Happy New Year!!!My resolution is to be more organized in my life and spend more quality time with my family!!Nici in Massachusettsnici826 at yahoo dot com

  28. What a lovely table runner. I would really like to get in my sewing room more in 2009. Way too many other things getting in the way of my crafting in the last while

  29. Happy New Year from Australia! Lovely table runner! New Year’s Resolution…EAT MORE CHOCOLATE and quilt more!Deborah @ Comfort Joy Designscomfortjoydesigns.blogspot.comcomfortjoydesigns{AT}gmail{DOT}com

  30. What a beautiful piece! My favorite color is blue so this is really wonderful! I can’t wait to come back to your Etsy and see your Amy Butler fabrics!I live in Northern California and as far a New Years resolution…lose weight like always and redo a old cupboard/ hutch that has been sitting in my garage! I said to myself last month that is being completed this year and coming in to be used! Thank you so much Hun for the chance!Have a lovely New Year!Brooke

  31. Ooooh, pretty runner :o). I’d love to be in your draw please.My resolution is to finish some UFOs … common one in the quilting world I know, but that’s mine too ;o).Hugs,Joy :o)

  32. My New Year’s resolution is to finally finish my boys’ quilts. Doesn’t that sound familiar?I’m from Ontario, Canada and would love to win your runner. Great work!

  33. Happy New Year! I am in Toronto, Canada. I don’t often make resolutions because I can never stick to them, but this is a different year! I am hoping to learn to walk again! Thanks for entering me. I love that table runner!

  34. One of my goals this year is to start a new project each month – I said it won’t bother me if I don’t finish it, but knowing me it will. So it should be modified to say start and finish a project each month – maybe not the same project, but still. Happy New Year!(My blog is http://mebeingcrafty.com – the blogger blog is just a holding spot so I can comment.)

  35. Wow, this is an awesome winter quilt! This year I am going to remember to send cards for birthdays and anniversaries! I always let the days slip by and never get around to mailing but not this year! Jennacentral ILbeastbunny at hotmail.com

  36. My goal for the new year is to tell Gary, my husband I love him and how much I appreciate him every morning when I wake and before I go to sleep. He is truly a great man..I am blessed. Then my other resolution is to finish all the UFO’s. Thank you for entering me in your contest. I also have one through the Whirl in to winter site. You can go to my blog and check it out. It is for a yo yo maker and 100 fabric circles.Thank you again and I hope you add me to your blog and let me know and I will do the same.Chrishttp://www.welovequilting.com/bloghttp://www.welovequilting.com

  37. What a lovely table runner! I live in Ohio and one of my resolutions for 2009 is to make lots of quilty things! I think I can keep that one! Thank you! ;0)jgiet at sssnet dot com

  38. Great Runner! I know it’s not original but my main goal/resolution for 2009 is to continue with my weight loss and exercise. I was doing well in 2008 and plan to keep it up!

  39. Happy New Year! Great looking table runner!!!! I am calling my resolutions, goals. I might attain them that way. My goal is to laugh more – to enjoy each day. I’m trying ๐Ÿ™‚

  40. ยจHappy New Year! My new years resolution is not trying to be perfect but take better care of myself. Love your table runner! Regards from Helena in Sweden

  41. That’s lovely! And would go perfectly w/ my snowflake winter dishes!I don’t “do New Year Resolutions” but an ongoing goal in my life that I’m constantly working toward is to have daily quiet time with God each morning.LaRee in PAlareescandlesATgmailDOTcom

  42. This is beautiful!My resolution is to go through our house a de-clutter before we move in April so that we don’t move junk like I have before!Thanks for letting me enter!Samantha from Provo, Utahsras7508 at gmail dot com

  43. I have 2 resolutions #1 to make something each month in hopes to have something handmade for each person on my 2009 Christmas list.#2 to lose the 30 pounds menapause hit me with a few months ago…I’m getting back into those size 8 pants again….

  44. I love your table runner!I’m Beth from Plymouth, NH.One of my resolutions thats at the top of my list is to live healthier. I was sick most of 2008 with pancreatitis and I need to make some changes in how I eat, exercise but i also need to keep a healthy attitude.b.mastin@verizon.net

  45. That’s my style of table runner – blue and snowflakes! My new year’s resolution is to use up a box of fabrics I don’t love anymore – why save them when I don’t want them!oboritse@ hotmail(dot)com

  46. One of my New Year’s Resolutions is to eat healthier–I want to eat more fruits and veggies, and less pre-packaged foods.My e-mail is in my profile.

  47. What a cute table runner! I’d love that! I have chosen to TRY and not buy any quilting fabric this year unless it is for quilt backings and bindings. I have tons of stash I need to use up,, some from the early 1970’s. I am in Mid-Michigan.caronmosey at gmail dot com

  48. Beautiful table runner. I just made my first and had the hardest time!My resolution is to be more focused on schoolwork and procrastinate less. I’m horrible at putting work off!Thanks for this awesome giveawaymegan.nadalet[at]gmail[dot]com

  49. Happy 2009!!I live in West Bend, Wisconsin. My resolution this year is to finish a quilt I started too many years count. I do need to lose weight but I think I just want to start exercising more and hopefully that will fall into suit. Your table runner is beautiful.!!karimo1@yahoo.com

  50. Hmmm – I resolve to walk the beach every day – rain or shine! We’re new to the beach – moved from Nebraska this year.Happy winter!doni @ Oregon coast

  51. My resolution for 2009 is to get my basement sewing area organized. Too much stuff too little time. My name is Joyce, I live in Ohio and my email isjoycee2561 at yahoo dot com

  52. The only “resolution” I’ve made is to make 2009 The Year of the Quilts. I want to really devote more time to my own hobby. Thanks for including me in your drawing. The table runner is lovely!Regina

  53. My resolutions are to continue the list of books I read–I think this will be my 5th year of writing them all down! And to finish two specific knitting projects that have just been languishing in my project bagLynn in Durham NCCLPP65 AT gmail DOT com

  54. Lovely table runner! I collect snowmen and this would be perfect to display as well. Here in northern Maine, my snowmen are displayed from Dec to April…that’s when they start to melt here….winter is soooooo LONG here! Shelley who is wrapped in a blanket as I type. Oh, and one resolution I intend to keep is to make up a quilt using swap blocks I’ve been saving….I have blocks for at least 5 projects…I want to make at least one, which should be doable!

  55. I want to make a quilt for my bed. I always make quilts for my granddaughters. I live in Columbus Indiana. I love the table runner but I think that I might give it to my daughter as she would love it also. Great give away!! Pick Me!!!!!!!!!1

  56. What a great give-away! My resolution is to complete a minimum of one gift per month so I can have a Homemade Christmas 2009.kearley75860(at)yahoo(dot)com

  57. My name is Gayle and I live in Utah. My resolution is to stop spending so much time on this here computer! I love it, but it sure cuts into my quilting time!dyeing2hook at msn dot com

  58. My resolutions this year is going to be something I know I can do! I am going to get up every morning and get dressed. I figure I can’t loose. right?

  59. My New Year’s Resolution is to be more financially responsible. I do not need to run to a restaurant when I want a quick meal.candieluster(at)gmail(dot)com

  60. Lovely tablerunner and blue fits in perfect. My resolution has already happened. I committed to reorganizing my quilt studio and I’m 85% done. It feels so good. I live along the Ohio River.

  61. Love your Tablerunner, please enter me in your giveaway. My new years resolution is to finish up some UFO’s in my pile. Yes I can do it. Thanks for the opportunity to win. Kim in Arizona where it’s raining today.

  62. My new year’s res is that I finish 5 quilts, start to finish! I’m horrible at finishing them, I always start them though lol. Thanks for letting me enter! nikimcn at hotmail dot com

  63. Hi Doris, Thanks for posting on my blog. I thought I clicked the email box so my email would show up. Please let me know if it doesn’t work this time. I’m new at this. Thanks so much.kimdigs at yahoo dot com

  64. My son is getting married in October so my resolution is to learn to dance – line-dance, and slow dances. The hard part of the resolution is to get my husband to learn with me! ๐Ÿ™‚See you at the quilt retreat!Ann from Ankeny

  65. My resolution is kindof broad. Actually, it is more of a mantra…..just one more! Just one more step, smile, laugh, pause between bites.Please consider me for your give away! Thanks.

  66. I LOVE your runner. I would love to be entered into your giveaway.I didn’t make a lot of resoultions this year because I usually break them. I did promise myself to be more patient with my kids and hubby so I hope I can keep it.Peggy in NJparont1222@comcast.net

  67. I found your blog through Sew Mama Sew and I am inspired by all of your quilting projects! I would love to win this table runner since I love to decorate with winter items after Christmas. One of my goals for 2009 is to complete at least 2 sewing projects each month.I live in California and my e-mail is kymk99 (at) yahoo (dot) comThanks for the contest!Yvonne :o)

  68. I forgot to leave my email in my previous post so it is lfdubymi@yahoo.com Thanks for letting me know I now have it attached to my blog.My name is lisa I live in the Mitten and I am determined to have a real vacation this year life is short.I really love your runner it reminds me of my mom.

  69. what a beautiful table runner — i would love to display it at my house. i suck at new years resolutions — although my goal is to get into grad school. lyannabatgmaildotcom

  70. You are so generous I can’t believe you’d finish a project like this just for me! My resolutions this year were simple, to change my diet from Coffee and sugar to something with more colour and substance, and to focus on one project at a time instead of flitting all around and not completing anything. Tracey

  71. Listen more!I live in beautiful east Tennessee. You may contact me at stitcherylove[at]yahoo[dot]com.That is a beautiful table runner! Thank you for this giveaway!

  72. My new year resolution is to finish and embroider quilt top I found at a thrift store that I only did about 3 inches. I am from Ft Lauderdale FL. My email is in my blog. Your runner is gorgeous.

  73. Happy New Year!! Just catching up on some blog reading…the photos of the table runner are great…love the striped binding! I don’t make new years reslutions but do intend to keep up with going to the gym this year and generally working on being much fitter than last year!!

  74. I love this runner and would love to learn how to make it. I am just learning to sew by hand. I don’t even have a sewing machine! My New Years Resolution is to make and trade at least one ATC or Fabric postcard per month all year. hlhosteh at comcast dot netHeatherMiami, FL

  75. Happy New Year! My plan this year is to finish at least 5 unfinished projects. I would love to participate in the drawing for the table runner. Cindy from Florida, UScynthiamrutledge at aol dot com

  76. Happy New Year! My resolution – to work out more! Which I can totally do, given that I work in habitat restoration in Seattle now.jessica.tupper(at)gmail.com

  77. This is an absolutely gorgeous table runner. I am from Szeged, Hungary. In 2001, however, I spent one month in Coralwille, Iowa.Oh, and my resolution is I will try to work less and spend some more time with my hobbies.szkornelia at tvnetwork (dot) hu

  78. I am Kathy (from S. Ontario Canada) and it is snowing here like crazy tonight…your table runner would be perfect for this weather! I really hope to get to my first USA quilt show in Paducah this year! (kewagner@sentex.net)

  79. I love this table runner – it would look so great in my house! And thank you so much for the Jolly Holly runner pattern. I live in Ballarat, Australia; my new year’s resolution is to read Sue Grafton’s Kinsey Milhone mysteries in alphabetical order. Happy New Year, Doris!

  80. The table runner is beautiful and very appropriate for snowy New Hampshire. My New Years resolution is to begin to take care of myself as well as I have taken care of my family. ๐Ÿ™‚

  81. I love your table runner and I’d be happy to win it! So please enter my name in your drawing!My resolution for 2009 is to finish all my UFOs before starting a new project.Greetings from Germany,Dagmarquiltmoose AT gmail DOT com

  82. love your table runner.Thanks for having the wonderful giveaway.dianad8008 AT gmail DOT comNew Year’s resolution is to complete a king-sized quilt. I reside in Texas

  83. I think this is the cutest tablerunner being given away! I love it…and if my name isn’t drawn, I bookmarked this page for an example as I might have to make one.

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