Friday, November 20, 2009

I Am Giving Stuff Away.

I would love to have some clever words here, about giveaways and fabric and what have you, but I am still recovering from "baby's first craft show" (that's, err, I'm the baby is what I am implying, and it was my first.. ) and my mind is still made of creamed corn. I don't think you need any more proof than that I have given you in the previous sentence. So I will just spit it out- I give away charm pack "Flock". You want win?(SIick of fabric in circles yet? TOO BAD!)
It is a pack that includes 3 squares each of 12 different fabrics, 36 5" squares in all. To enter, just comment on this post, and you don't have to write anything, but if you want to have a short creative writing assignment then, uhm... thinking... Oh! Write an original limerick. Keep in mind, this is COMPLETELY OPTIONAL, so I expect to read exactly two limericks. ALSO, if you want to be entered twice, just start following me on twitter. See, I am ensnaring you in my sticky social networking web, or something. And if you are a blog reader person who already follows me on Twitter, you've already been entered. Yay!SO that's all the big words I can dredge out of the old corn pit (my brain), I will be taking entries until Friday and then announce the winner on Monday. Woohoo! Oh, and prepare yourself for some massive tote-bag-etsy-updatery, I have quite a few to post now. (Another post on the craft fair, will come soon, complete with TERRIBLE pictures and lots of gushing over Things I Got.) Ta-ta!


Fran said...

Ooh, I would totally love those fabrics!! More than that, my husband would love them and we could finally combine his interest in birdlife with my love of patchwork! But no limerick tonight, I did an extra long day at work..

Holly said...

I wish that I was the clever commenter who could come up with a limerick...but only dirty ones from school come to mind (NO - I'm not proud that this is how my mind works!).

Love the vibrant colours of your fabrics and I would love to win!

missemilysmom said...

Cannot think of a limerick either. But LOVE the fabric!!

Sally said...

I read a creative blogger from KC.
I live across the state in St Louie.
She's giving away her charm pack.
I need more fabric like I need crack,
But I hope that the winner is ME!

Amy said...

There once was a woman who sewed
Who decided to enter a show
By the time it was done
She had sewed up her thumb
"The Factory is definitely closed!"

A little something for you off the top of my head. Fine poetry, it ain't, but thought it might make you smile.

Hope I win!!!

Sarah said...

Sometimes, when I really am procrastinating, I'll write limericks...when I don't have time to write limericks.

But here you go:
There once was a girl who could sew.
She cut and she pieced, this we know.
She oft wrote some words,
And even drew birds.
And printed fabric that made me say "whoa!"

I know...really grasping on that last line.

laeroport said...

There once was a blog, My Aunt June,
with posts Lauren ended, "conclude!"
I stop by each day
to see what she'll say
and drool over her fabrics 'til noon.

Ta Da!
(I was an english major)
I am, in all seriousness, drooling over your fabric. Bravo, Lauren!

Rachel said...

There once was a man from Nantucket...

Haha, no, I won't finish that one :)

I do really hope I win though!!

nerissa lindenfelser said...

i'm sorry to say i'm not even sure what qualifies for a limerick! but i would love to get a set of these fabrics...

Andrea R said...

I cna haz fabrics? Ooo pretty!

Anne at Film and Thread said...

Please enter me in your giveaway and I'm sorry that I am not able to think of a limerick!

DianeY said...

How I love a circle of brights
To sew with & keep me up nights
But first I must win
So I'll enter this in
Just say it's a limerick, all right!

chp said...

There once was a quilter from St. Louis
Who had a hankering for ratatouille.
She looked far and wide,
But was constantly denied,
So instead she settled for chop suey

Yours truly,
@raindweller :)

leigh said...

I really love the rainbow. Really. Sorry for the lack of limerick.

anne said...

I swore that I would not amass
More fabric, oh, but then, alas!
Seduced by color,
Resolve grows smaller.
Just one more print for this poor lass?

Cristin said...

I'm afraid if I try to come up with an original limerick my brain will explode, so I'll suffice it to say WOW what a great giveaway - and congrats on your first craft fair! =)

Jessica said...

Writing limericks sure sets me aglow,
But will it help my fabric "Flock"
Probably not,
But still--worth a shot!
I'd do a lot for a charm pack, you

Love the fabrics--gorgeous!

Amy said...

Love the fabric - I'd love to win - but I don't really do twitter. So I guess one entry will have to be good enough for me!

Bobbi said...

That fabric I see is so cute,
I hope that I win the loot!
Because if I did not win
Oh! The chagrin...
My mind does not compute!

Kelli said...

Oh, yay! A giveaway!!

I would be SO THRILLED to win some of this gorgeous fabric!


Amanda said...

sorry - no limerick here, but i would love to win your fabrics!! also, feel free to include a patchwork tote =)

britt said...

Oooh, I'd love to win some of your fabric! Can't decide if it would be cuter as reverse applique with linen, or a little hexagon thing!

Megan said...

I really love your fabrics! Great job.

Fiber Gallery said...

Oh dear. I don't think I can limerick on the fly. I'll just go with the tried and true. "Oh pretty. I hope I win."

Meg said...

There once was a girl from New York
Who proclaimed herself a quilting dork,
She followed some blogs
while doing a clog
And hoped she could win a nice Flock(g)!

Hahaha, ridiculous. Bet you're regretting the creative writing assignment. Seriously though, your fabric and quilts are the t*ts. Glad to be following your blog and tweets. Hope I win!

Ulrike said...

Oh, this fabric is just wonderful. I love the colors :)

Anonymous said...

I am not creative enough to create a limerick. But I do love the colors of the fabrics! So bright and fun. They would make a great addition to the wonky log cabin quilt I'm making for my sisters birthday.

littlebluebirdie said...

I love the feather print so much
just want to have a whole bunch
but i must make up a new limerick
to appease the wonderous aunt june..erick
and now i think i'll eat lunch.

Bridget said...

Your fabrics are so lovely, I would love to win some!

I hope your craft fair experience was good, even if you are feeling a bit fried

lupinbunny said...

Oh! I'd love to win a batch! Sadly it's 7am here, so no witty limerick from me.

raych said...

*whispers, because it's sort of dirty*

There once was a Scotsman named Jamie
Who set Lauren's girl-parts a flame-y
With his 'ach' and his 'aye, then'
All other bookish men
Have been ruined for her; she can blame me.

Em said...

one day a girl from kentucky,
hoped that she would get lucky.
some fabric she wanted to win,
to use in her sewing den,
so fingers crossed she will be the lucky ducky.

Amy said...

Thank you for this lovely opportunity! I'm happiest when I don't have to think.

Angela S said...

I once saw some beautiful fabric
being made by my aunt june
the colors made my heart flutter
the mind began to race
thinking of fun things to make...

Um yeah I bite at this. Anyway I love your fabrics!!!

Andrea said...

I would be thrilled to win these fabrics, they are gorgeous. I'm sorry, I started to compose a limerick and it was just too dorky. It just wouldn't do justice to the fabric. LOL. Thanks for the giveaway...hope you recover!

carriegel said...

I love the fabric but sadly have no limerick.

two hippos said...

ooh, so pretty. i love the color wheel!

Amby said...

Love the fabric, but I don't have anything quirky to say. :-)

Priscilla said...

There once was a lady called June,
who made quilts in the shape of
the moon.
When some fabric she printed, to her blog we all sprinted to get our names entered in her

Whoops didn't get the rhyming right at the end there!

pklaw said...

I am really enjoying all this creativity but I cannot write a word. Ahhhh! But I can sew and I want that fabric so! Consider me even though I am speechless!

Emily said...

There once was an Aunt named June.
Her fabric sure did make me swoon.
She had such beautiful prints.
Giving them away made no sense.
But I hurried and entered real soon!

I'm an English teacher, but I must say that is the first limerick I've ever written. :) Love the fabric!

Emma Nowinski said...

my interests is piqued by your feathers...
they might help me get over the weather!
i would stash them away
for a rainy, glum day
('tho probably not use them together)

nice work, lady - thats a pretty sweet group of fabrics!

Anna said...

Oh, I love these brightly coloured fabrics with bird-prints and wouldn't mind to win at all.

mariarrosa said...

Thank you for the giveaway! Your fabric is very nice.

Fulvia said...

Yes! Me want win. Thank you too many.

Jessica K. said...

I love your fabrics! Great job on the creation of them.

Jessica K

Ashley said...

Hi Lauren! You already know how much I love your new fabrics... would certainly love to get my hands on some of that goodness! thanks for such a generous giveaway!

Unknown said...

I have my craft show this weekend and still have so much to do. And in normal form I always wait until the last minute. Here is my limerick (it is bad so apologizes ahead of time!)

A crafty girl sat in her room.
Heard a great boom.
Fabric, notions, ribbon, everywhere.
Things strewn without a care.
As her sewing machine ran out of the room, zoom!

GREEN Ps said...

I love your fabrics and love to win!! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.

melissa said...

My brain feels about as mushy as yours did while writing this blog entry. I have no limerick. I do have much love for the fabulous bright colors of your fabric.

Cami said...

I like the fabric laid in a circle! Love it actually! Sorry no limericks from me either.

Katie said...

I can't even think about limericks because I'm so excited for a little vacation, but I would also be super excited to win those beautiful fabrics!

mjb said...

This is so exciting! I tweeted about your fabric and put it on my tumblr too!

Jeanine said...

Fabulous giveaway!!!

Unknown said...

Roses are red,
Violets are blue.
If I don't win this charm pack,
You'll hear me boo-hoo.

Tanya said...

would love to be clever, but alas, it's been a looong day and my son still hasn't fallen asleep! Your fabrics are so gorgeous, I would LOVE to win them and make my children some lovely things for Christmas xx

Mary P said...

So cute. I love these fabrics.

BFromM said...

I really love fabric with birds,
Even more so than fabric with words

la la la la la
la la la la la
My brain isn't working any more

Those birds are so cute!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

you got
I want

beth said...

Like you my brain is mushy from a mid-term exam (a year long class) and I can't do a limerick before leaving for a trip!! PLEASE enter me!! I can't twitter... don't you need a cell phone? It's a miracle I can email - I've been following for some time, now, b/c you crack me up - found your blog looking for various methods of machine quilting!@!

Perrine said...

I am French so unable to do English limericks but I will follow you on Twitter!

Bonnie said...

Really awesome fabrics--the colors are beautiful and so saturated. really gorgeous.

kevnjacks said...

What great colors! I LOVE vibrant colors - they make me happy! :) Anyhow, no limerick here, either...mommy brain is too tired. LOL!

zomoandbara said...

Wow the fabrics, so bright and cheerful! Would really love to win some :)

Georgi said...

Lovely fabric!

Patty said...

There is an Iowa girl
who's hair doesn't have a curl
But if she would win
She'd have a big grin
And spin in a circle with a whirl.

How's that for a spur of the moment way to try to win??

paweis at yahoo dot com

Patty said...

I'll be following you on twitter and/or your blog just to drool over the fabric!!

Lindsay said...

I'm sure I've said it before: BEAUTIFUL fabric!

Unknown said...

found you from true up. i am in love with the fabrics.

the 8th child said...

i am in love with the rainbow colors!


Lisa said...

What gorgeous fabrics - I love anything bird-related, so these would fit right in! Thanks for the chance to win :)

Fine Hand said...

Beautiful fabrics! full of color and joy!

The Momoirist said...

Beautiful! Thanks for the give away!!

Always Sewing said...

What beautiful fabrics. Thanks for the great giveaway.

Andee said...

There once was a gal with some colorful stuff, she drew my name and sent it off to me in a huff...sorry my talents don't include limricks!

Jenny said...

Me want to win!

J said...

There once was a girl named Aunt June
Whose fabric was over the moon
It was so very darling
and even had starlings
it makes most all the people quite swoon!

Thanks for the giveaway! Sorry about the bad limerick!!

Shari said...

That pile of color would make anyone smile....I'm off to share mine with my family.

Rachel said...

I'm impressed by the color palette. It looks so fun

mr. monkeysuit said...

Love love love those fabrics but am way to lame to come up with a good limerick...but please count me in anyway.

Heidi said...

I'd love to hear about your craft show experience. I just did my first two in October. I'm still haven't been able to put it into words weeks later.

Love your colors, love your prints, love, love, love. Please enter me!

L said...

Haikus are easy.
But sometimes they don't make sense. Refrigerator

Caitlin at Salty Oat said...

love your designs. thanks!

Andrea said...

From True Up I came, oh so eager,
To see prints of birds sans feeder,
Lured in by a contest,
I'll stay with the rest,
Cause now you're on my blog reader...

Loving what I see - will spend some time catching up over the long weekend! Andrea in Vermont

Unknown said...


I dig this fabric called FLOCK
makes me wanna stitch a SMOCK
hope that I win
then I will begin
as fast as you say tick-tock!

really bad. but it's my entry!!!

desertdweller said...

Free stuff? I'm in! Great fabric, I love the the birds.

Linda said...

Okay, I've never done a limerick in my life, but I love your fabric and wanted to make an impression on your tired mind! (I've done craft shows before, too! I feel your pain) So here goes!

-There once was an artist called "June".
-Who worked by the light of the moon.
-She used Kona and stuff.
-I hope not in the buff.
-And was finished exactly at noon.

Nancy said...

There was an old lady in Many*
who knowledge of nothing was uncanny
She needed more fabric
from which to pick
your squares would be just dandy...

*rhymes with fanny

Nancy in Many LA

NiCoLe said...

There once was a woman named Lauren
She didn't quilt things that were borin'
Crazy leafy designs
I wish they were mine
If I won you'd find me soarin'

Rossie said...

I love those colors and patterns! I hope I win!


Project Denneler said...

I don't write limericks, but believe it or not, I've BAKED a limerick. True story.

And I do not sew. But give me these fabrics, and I'll make something you never even imagined. Just you wait and see....

Unknown said...


SewLindaAnn said...

It's 11:30 at night
and I'm tired
but looking at that
wonderful fabric
gets my brain

Best I can do, love the fabric!!

Sølvis blog said...

Of cause I would love to win this rainbow of colors.

Ivy Arts said...

I'm confused between what's a limerick and what's haiku. Maybe the creamed corn thing is contagious. I love the fabric though and hope I'm not too late to enter.

Frannie said...

Love your blog. Your wonderful humor is fabulous.
My limerick...

For Aunt June.....
I would sing a tune,

but sadly I can not
for the fabric lot.

I wish, I wish, I wish I could croon.

Happy Holidays.
(from a would be poet)

A. said...

Good heavens. Just spent about 15 minutes trying to write a limerick. Can. Not. Do.

Love your fabrics, though!

Karen said...

I'm not a limerick writer, but I do love fabric! And your colors and designs are beautiful!

Stephanie said...

Oh good, I'm not too late! I love your gorgeous fabrics and can't wait to win them :)

I'm not so good at limericks
But I want to win some fabrics
I'll comment with rhyme
And maybe in time
I'll learn some new poetry tricks!

Thel said...

There once was a girl in Seattle--
Tales of free fabric she tattled.
Her friend wrote a rhyme
In limerick time,
Hoping to win and skedaddle!

Uh, in all seriousness, those are lovely. Yay for papernstitch getting the word out!

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

Of course I'm entering your giveaway ! But without a limerick I'm afraid . I do like Linda's though !
This charm pack is lovely and whoever wins it will be the envy of us all .

bethie said...

These fabric prints are fabulous! Imagine all the cute possiblities i can make with these! Love it & hope I have a chance to win! <3

J Petersen said...

No clever limerick - I'd just love the fabric.

Trish said...

I also have no limerick:( but I lOVE the fabric!

vadjutka said...

I love these fabrics!

About limerics: well...tough. My first language is Hungarian, and I read a LOT of limericks wrote by a young Hungarian writer, Daniel Varro. I doubt that I could write an original limerick in English, but I can offer a translation of his gastronomy limericks.

OK, here it goes:
There was a man, living in Alaska.
He walled up his wife into a cave.
He was asked: why he did it?
"I was angry" he answered.
"I got tired of frosted herrings".

And the original one in HUngarian:
Volt egy úr, lakhelye Alaszka,
Nejét egy barlangba falazta.
Kérdezték: „miért tette?”
Azt mondta: „Mérgembe.
Untam a heringet fagyasztva.”

Now, if by any chance I win, you can find me here:

vadjutka said...

...ah, yes!
and from now on I am following you on Twitter!

Melissa said...

I love, love, love your fabric! I am keeping my fingers crossed to win so I can use them to start a quilt for my baby niece!

john & catherine said...

Your fabric is beautiful, and I truly can't believe how many wonderful limericks you've inspired! Thanks for the great giveaway!

Jennifer Young said...

i would love to win!!!

Hazel said...

i love the fabrics!! hope i win!!

Jessica said...

i love your fabric, especially the feathers. i'd love even more to own some of it, and then i'd make nice things and send you links to my blog posts about them.

~jess in NY

Jen C said...

Thanks for having a giveaway. The fabrics look great. I also started following you on twitter.

Unknown said...

wooohhooo. gorgeous fabrics. even if i don't win i'll keep it in mind for my next sewing project!! great work!

Corinnea said...

Your fabrics, quilts, quilting and tutorials are great. Even though I can't write a lymric to save my live, I'd really like to win your charm squares! I follow you on twitter and google.

she said...

i love the rainbow fabric circle :) beautiful!

wijeisenijs said...

writing s limmerick in English is a bit too difficult for me, but I lve your fabric and hope to win anyway!

Kitkat said...

My gut is so full of turkey that when husband suggested gettin' quirkey, I could not make good, on the marital promise as understood, and now his face has become all smirkey.

-maybe I should stick with sewing? Love your fabrics.

jacquie said...

there once was a gal in KC
with fabulous fabric for free
with feathers and flock
to win would just rock
if not i'll be shopping for me!

Katie said...

I was directed here from a post at papernstich, I love your fabrics! even if i don't win now I have somewhere new to look for cute things to be inspired by :)

Eileen {bluebirdluxe} said...

These are too cute!

There once was a girl from L.A.
So giddy for "Flock" charms to play
She scribed with great speed
Her desire and need
For Aunt June to please send it her way!!

Ariane said...

I'm not much of a writer, but I will say that I love your prints and the bold colors you print them on! Thanks for sharing!

Jodi said...

These fabrics are so fun!
Now I'm trying to make a limerick on the run
But I have two kids under three,
So this is the best I can do.

Anonymous said...

There once was a girl who was late
To the giveaway that was so great
The colors, the styles,
A quilt to bring smiles,
And yet, would winning be her fate?

Ach! I am el-lame-o in the limerick department, but it was fun to try! Thanks for the opportunity! And happy day after Thanksgiving!


Nani Luculescu said...

there once was a fabric junkie,
her spirit & passion were spunky,
she entered a giveaway
for fabric to sew & play,
her designs were fabulous & funky!

just a little off-the-cuff improve my chances of winning! =)

that was fun!

Nani Luculescu said...

I tweet you & I follow your blog too...

Unknown said...

I would love to win your cool fabric. Thanks for your blog and the great giveaway!

Unknown said...

Just found you via True Up. Love your fabric! The colours are gorgeous.

The Fam said...

I just had a really great time reading these limmericks! There are some tremendously creative people out there! Thanks for this beautiful giveaway and for the fun limmericks!
shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

Mal said...

those fabrics are just gorgeous!

I would love to write a limerick for you - but I am not a poet :(

Lisa said...

I'm very impressed by the number of limericks!

And that fabric is fantastic!

sfer said...

I'm sure there's more than two limericks up there, so I'll just say...

1.- wow... awesome colors... YUM!
2.- thanks paper n stitch for announcing this giveaway... otherwise I might have never discovered my aunt june ;-)

Thanks for the chance!


sfer said...

Great. I was looking at the other posts and just realized that the giveaway was over.

Next time, maybe ;-)