Saturday, 30 January 2010

100th Post Giveaway

As I get the Holiday Quilting posts lined up I realise I am fast approaching my 100th post on this blog.  I have loved blogging and getting to know lots of other bloggers and quilters all over the world and so it's time to give a little back.
Wow, that must mean it's time for my first giveaway.  It's going to be a little difficult to organise it in the traditional fashion so this is what I'm going to do.
I'm going to leave the giveaway open until the first quilt shop I get to in New Zealand (which will be soon after 20th February).  Then I'm going to buy some gorgeous things and pick a winner to send them to.

  • If you're already a follower you get one extra entry.
  • Sign up to follow my blog (or if you are already a follower), you get one entry.
  • Leave a comment on this post and tell me why you'd like to visit New Zealand, you get one entry.  Or if you live in New Zealand please tell me the thing I must do when I visit for one entry.
  • And finally, if you blog about my giveaway and link back to this post you get one entry in my giveaway.  Leave a comment to say you've blogged.

So you could have a maximum of four chances to win something gorgeously quilty from New Zealand.  Please make sure you leave a way for me to contact you.
And thank you for joining me on my blog, Happy Quilting, love Lis xx


  1. Congratulations on your 100th post! Mine is fast approaching too. Okay I have to say the one thing you have to do while in New Zealand is go for a walk in the New Zealand bush and enjoy the sounds of our native birds. I could be biased and say visit the Coromandel Peninsula where there is beautiful bush walks and beachs but I imagine you're on a tight schedule and have already planned where you are going. Enjoy you're trip! It sounds fabulous!

  2. Hi Lis, congratulations on your 100th posts
    1. I am already a follower
    2. I love NZ because it's such a beautiful country
    3. In NZ you must visit Donna Quilt Studio, 8 b Railside Pl Frankton Hamilton
    4. I will post your giveaway on my side bar

    Have a great holiday in NZ

  3. Hi Lis, I've loved reading the blog, heres to another hundred. Have a wonderful time in N.Z. and take lots of photos to inspire many quilts. Teresa

  4. Lis, you are one amazing woman. I don't know how you manage to do it all! I don't know if I'm a follower, I just follow on Facebook, does that count? If not, let me know how to sign up. I don't want to miss anything!! As for New Zealand, we have never been there, but as soon asSal C. moves back we want to visit her there. (No snakes that can kill you in NZ.)You are my first "blog" person, as I'm still learning about all this. So far, I love surfing all the places you link to. Thanks again. Twila D. SD,USA

  5. Well done on reaching 100!! I've enjoyed reading your blog the last few months. I've joined up to be a follower (I thought I already had but it was just in my reader) I would love to visit New Zealand because of the wonderful dramatic scenery. I will mention your giveaway in my post tomorrow.
    Teresa x

  6. Congratulations on your 100th post. Thanks for the giveaway too, Sharon.

  7. Hi Lis, and CONGRATS on your 100 posts! I always love to discover blogs from different countries, and there's not often I come across some from NZ.
    I'm following your blog from today, and I have posted about your giveaway at my blog and added it to the side bar too.
    NZ is my #1 destination to visit, because it is said to be similar to my home country Norway, with its mountains and lakes etc. And I have a few wonderful penfriends there I'd like to visit - one day. :)

  8. OOOOPS!!! I think I misunderstood... (see my comment above) I thought you are living in NZ, but you are going there on holiday - right? Sorry I'm mixing up! :)Confused! LOL!

  9. I do not think I will ever visit NZ but I would like, because is a very beautiful country. I am a follower and I put a link on my sidebar. Please count me in!

  10. Hi Lis!
    Congratulations on your 100th post; it's a big milestone! I would love a chance to win something from New Zealand. I had a boss who was born and raised there, and he told so many stories that I have been curious to see it for myself ever since. I understand that the nature is very similar to Norway, which of course means it's very beautiful;-).

  11. I love to travel but I hear New Zealand is a quiet place but have the same features as the Scandinavia which I want to go too.

  12. I am now a follower, thanks to one of your follower who showed the way to your blog.

  13. I would love to visit NZ to see all the beautiful animals, wildlife and flowers!

    (And I hear there are a bunch of great quilters there too!)

    New Follower!!

    Thanks for the give away!


  14. Hi Lis
    congratulations on your 100th post. Yes, there are lots of awesome quilting ladies living in NZ, especially the ones who have emigrated from Yorkshire, lol! The best non quilting thing you should try when you are here is hot air ballooning at Methven in the South Island, or failing that a walk up Mount Egmont, our local mountain. Just off to make sure I've got my 4 entries sorted out!

  15. Congratulations on the 100 posts Lis!
    I'm already following! And am sooooo jealous, I'd love to visit NZ, but for now I will have to revel in you photo's and avidly read your posts about it. Have a great holiday! Hope to see you on the flip side, we must get together so you can tell me all about it! :)

  16. Congratulations on your 100th post. I like the fact New Zealand has no snakes and few poisoness spiders!!!!! Does that count? A friend and I were both thinking it might be a nice place to move too and have a garden without any nasty surprises popping up. Signed up as a follower, you have a very interesting blog and some lovely work, glad I found you.

  17. Both of my daughters have been visiting NZ and they have been telling me wunderful stories about your country, that is why I wount to visit NZ and because I belive that what they are telling me is the thruth.

  18. Congrates on your 100 post and I wish you a good holiday in New Zealand and if you do get to meet Michelle say Hello for me please.
    Big Hugs Bec
    PS I am also a follower now

  19. Congratulations Liz!! I'd be more than happy to show you around Wellington and take you to the quilt shops here if you are coming our way!! Flick me an email!!

  20. I would really like to visit New Zealand because 1) my daughter went there and loved it 2) I have relatives there 3) I think it is beautiful - maybe something like where I live in the Yukon 4) I am interested in the history and traditions.

  21. Oh and I am putting you on my blog list so I can be a follower.

  22. Congratulations with your anniversary.
    * I just signed up as a follower
    * I will blog about your giveaway
    * I would like to visit NZ because some of my (distant) family emigrated to NZ. I love to see how and where they live

    By the way I really like your blog. You make such wonderful things. I only wish I could do so.

  23. How lucky of you to be going to NZ, I only live across the ditch to them, but alas, no trips over there on the horizon for me. I'd love to go there to see all the beautiful places I've seen on tv and the internet, and to meet all the lovely people I know from blogs and craft groups that live there. I don't think I'd be visiting the fabric shops as I've heard about the prices...pretty expensive. Wish you had room in your luggage for me! I'm a follower now! Saw your giveaway listed on Not Just Nat's blog. Hugs Naomi

  24. Oh so wish I could fit in your suitcase! I love New Zealand. You must get to the Arts Centre in Christchurch and also take the tram tour around Christchurch city.I did not get to see enough of NZ and plan to go back and do just that. Wonderful Chocolates in Blenheim and Art Deco in Napier. Have the greatest Time :-)
    Lynne who has just found your blog and is now a follower :-)

  25. Hi Nat...came to you via Notjustnat...Congratulations on your 100th post...a great achievement...I have become a follower and will put you on my sidebar with a link back to you...Enjoy NZ...I would love to go there and see the dramatic scenery and eat the food...Dzintra♥x

  26. i'd love to visit new zealand - it's been on my wish list for some time - i have family near levin

  27. I have seen New Zealand on the American TV show The Bachelor and ever since I have wanted to visit that awesome place! Everything I have read and seen looks like a little bit of heaven. Besides I have a great friend that lives in Auckland! From one Global Piecer to another, lotsa love and hugs to you, Lis!

  28. Hey Lis! I would love to visit NZ because I've never been. I've only seen beautiful pictures!

  29. Hi Lis, hope your trip is going well so far! I just saw I didn't sign in for your Giveaway......!
    So; here I am: first whishing you a great and safe trip. Hope you have lots of fun and see and do lots of great things!
    I have an friend living in NZ. She emigrated there several years ago.... We don't talk often but she's loving it overthere! I'm not such a traveller...... :)) But I love to hear from alll you quilters across the globe.... Makes me feel connected in a way!
    Have a great day!


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