Monday, November 29, 2010

November Giveaway Winners and December Question

Yum, yum, YUM!!  All of the recipes shared and foods mentioned for our November Giveaway sure looked tasty!  Isn't it a good thing we can't gain calories by reading about food?  :)  Thank you so much to everyone who participated.  I have chosen at random - there is no way I'm going to try to pick a winning recipe! - three winners.  They are....

Stitched With Prayer

Congratulations!  You have each won a $25 gift certificate to Shabby Fabrics.  I have already sent an email with redemption details.

On to December's Giveaway Question....

Tell us about a Christmas tradition you keep, a cherished Christmas memory, or your favorite part about the Christmas season.

Remember, even if you don't have a blogspot account, you can still comment by using the "anonymous" option.  Just don't forget to leave your email address so we can contact you if you win!

One lucky winner for December will receive a Colorful Christmas FQ Bundle!  This set of 24 fat quarters from Riley Blake is adorable, featuring penguins and snowmen, mittens, cups of hot cocoa, snowflakes, trees, and more!  

Our other two December winners will each receive a $25 gift certificate - some Christmas shopping for yourself, perhaps??  Speaking of which, now is the time to drop some hints to your friends and family members that all you want for Christmas is Shabby Fabrics!  Gift Certificates are available in a variety of amounts and are sure to bring lots of smiles.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

November Giveaway Question!!

I have something exciting to share with you!  It is now easier than ever to leave a comment here at The Shabby - which means it is easier than ever for you to enter our monthly giveaways!!!  You no longer need a special ID to post comments.  Just choose the "Anonymous" option in the drop-down box.  But don't forget to leave a name and/or email address so we can contact you if you win!

Our November Giveaway Question is.........

What is your favorite holiday dish or snack?

Feel free to leave the recipe so we can all enjoy your favorite goodie!  Three randomly chosen entries will win $25 gift certificates to our shop!

To engage your mind (and your stomach), I have included a recipe which is always well-received:

Peanut Butter Cup Bars

3/4 cup butter or margarine, melted

2 cups graham cracker crumbs

2 cups confectioners sugar

1 1/4  cup peanut butter, divided

1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

Mix the butter, graham cracker crumbs, confectioners sugar, and 1 cup peanut butter until well blended.  Press into the bottom of a greased 9" x 13" pan.  Melt the chocolate chips and remaining peanut butter in a double boiler or the microwave.  Spread evenly over graham cracker mixture.  Refrigerate until solid (at least 1 hour).  Cut into squares and enjoy!

Monday, November 1, 2010

QuiltAid USA 2010

We are excited to have been invited to participate in QuiltAid USA 2010!  QuiltAid USA supports not one but two great causes! The fabrics come from the “Collection for a Cause - Hope” by Howard Marcus for Moda Fabrics. Purchase of these fabrics supports The ALS Association, whose vision is “to care for and support all people living with Lou Gehrig’s Disease as we leave no stone unturned in our relentless search for a cure”.

In addition, funds raised from QuiltAid 2010 will be donated to the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital in Ethiopia. The Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital is dedicated to the treatment and care of women who suffer horrendous childbirth injuries, known as obstetric fistula. The Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital relies entirely on donations from overseas to fund its vital work of improving maternal health, reducing infant mortality and empowering women.

How Does QuiltAid USA work?

Similar to Patchwork Party, QuiltAid USA is an opportunity to visit multiple shops to create a finished quilt!  There are a total of twelve blocks, each designed by well-known Australian and U.S. designers.  Only six shops have been chosen to sell these blocks - two blocks for each shop.  In addition, each shop has created a unique finishing kit using the blocks. 

The blocks we are selling:  Bless My Home by Helen Stubbings (left) and Home to Bunnyhill by Anne Sutton (right).

Our Finishing Kit (below) features pillars and posts, pinwheels, and a center block featuring our signature Little Garden House with the verse "As for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.  Joshua 24:15"

 A close-up of our center block.  We also have an Oops Kit and Presencia Perle Cotton 8-color embroidery set available to finish your project!  You can find everything we have available in our special website category QuiltAid USA 2010.