Friday, July 16, 2010

Another celebration giveaway!

Last night, my neighbor brought my laptop back to me! Woo hoo! I finally got it to him on Tuesday and he said that it sounded like a bad hard drive, but he would try to reformat it to see. On Wednesday while the window guys were here, he brought the hard drive over and said it was a bad drive. I took it back to the store and just exchanged it, no questions asked. It was very easy! Wednesday night, I took the new drive back to Aaron and he began formatting it right then.

Shortly after he got home on Thursday night, he came over with the laptop! And it's working great! He said that it is fairly common to get a faulty hard drive right from the store so this could happen again and there isn't much that I can do to prevent it. But this definitely taught me to keep up with my back ups. As soon as I get my external drive back, I am going to set it up to back up every other week. I think that should be often enough.

So to celebrate I'm going to announce another giveaway! This is for A Single Thread by Marie Bostwick and a Stitchin' Chix bag. I've read this book and it is good! I believe it is the first in the series by Marie.

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The rules will be the same as the other mini giveaway...

This will be open to both US residents and International readers. All entries will also be counted for the BIG Giveaway or the International Giveaway.

I have also decided that I will pull the BIG Giveaway winner and then the International Giveaway winner and then the smaller prizes. I think that is fair so that someone winning a big prize doesn't have a chance to win a smaller prize. So this giveaway will be open until July 28th.

To enter, leave a comment and tell me what you would prefer. If you are an international commenter, please tell me that in your comment.

***No Reply Commenters will not be entered for any giveaway. If you don't hear from me for a confirmation, then you are a No Reply Commenter.***

33 comments:

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

Morning Jill. I'd like to have my name thrown in this hat, but I realllly don't know why I'm even signing up, because we ALL know **I'm** going to win the grand giveaway :0)

{{but in the slight chance I don't, at least I have a chance at another lil' giveaway}}
;0)
Thanks again for being so GIVING :0)

Nancy said...

Oh, a book giveaway! What fun.

Laura said...

Oooh, count me in please! Love the fabrics and I've been wanting to check out a Marie Bostwick book. Oh, and if I win, you don't even have to make anything with the fabrics. I'd love to just add them to the other dots and stripes I already have from those collections.

Thanks for a great giveaway!

Deanna said...

Fun Fabric. Fun Book. VERY FUN to have the computer working right again. Congratulations--to you on all the good things happening in your life. And to me, for winning a giveaway (right? You'll pick me?) :)

elizabeth said...

JILL PLEASE ADD ME TO THE GIVE A WAY I WOULD LOVE A GOOD BOOK TO READ. AND AS THE CHOICE IT DOESNT MATTER WHICH ONE FOR ME THANKS AND GLAD TO HEAR YOUR BACK ON LINE

Quilted Quickies said...

I'm so glad you got another laptop. Boy...you sure have had a horrible time with your computers. Yes...backups are the way to go. They are a MUST!!

Peg said...

So much to celebrate!! Count me in - I love to celebreate with others.
I'm surprised that you could get a new hard drive for your laptop, we were told that couldn't be done, at least not for as cheaply as buying a new one. Oh well, live and learn. Peg from Canada

PunkiePie said...

Sounds like a good plan to me! Throw my name in there too. Thanks!!

Winona said...

Yep, enter me in your giveaway. Glad you have your computer back. We are kind of lost without them, aren't we. (grin) Winona

Artygal/Lalheg said...

Laura from the UK here, throwing her hat into the ring! I love that spotty fabric

quiltin cntrygrl said...

Yeah congrats on getting your computer back.. I hope to get my desk top set up this weekend. I am going to have to read up on the books that you have been posting I need to start reading before bed instead of TV.

Libby said...

ok Jill, I have this book too (it is really good) so I wont enter this one. That's ok cause I am going to win the BIG HONKIN' GIVEAWAY!!
Have a great weekend!

deserae said...

I love to win any giveaway, big or small!

Quilting_Chris said...

Doing the happy dance for you. Two great things, new windows and your computer fixed. What a way to start the weekend. Maybe your vibes will move over to me and I'll win either of the great give away items.

Still bonding with this new puter.

Chris

Priya said...

Oh I would love to win anything..

SheilaC said...

Count me in too, please :)

SheilaC

Patty said...

I'm not picky. Book or fabric, big or small, I love it all.

Infinity Quilter/Knitter said...

Yahoooooo, the laptop is back in business!!! Glad it was an easy and quick fix.

SewCalGal said...

I'm so happy your computer is back and running. Not fun when they are sick. And I do so love you celebrating with a giveaway. Very creative.

I've not yet read any books by Bostwick and am very interested. Please count me in your giveaway. Would be fun to win and I am sure I'd enjoy the read. Thanks for the opportunity.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Regina said...

Oh Amy is pretty confident? Does she know it's already a done deal??? :-)

So very very very glad you have your computer back! No more strange guys at the library!!! Your neighbor rocks!

Sandi said...

Yay for local computer geeks! He deserves that quilt you're making him.

Super cute fabric. I'm sure it will look great as whatever it becomes!

call me crazy said...

Fabric for me please~ I read the book. ;-) Thanks for the fun!

quiltmom said...

Jill,
Either prize would be great- I love books and I have not read this particular one.
I live in Western Canada - does that count as international?
Thanks for hosting such a nice giveaway.
Regards,
Anna

Jennifer said...

Count me in! I really want to read that book, so hope that I will be the lucky winner, and I would love a stitchin chix bag!

free indeed said...

I've not read any of Marie's books but it sure would be lovely come Aug. I've got family coming to visit this week and staying for 10 days; and with the kids coming home to see my mom and bro and family, I'll have oodles of people to house and feed and will need the peaceful break!

Shellie said...

I do not have this book Jilly.... I would like the caddy. I love Regina's.

Jen said...

Mmmm...quilty books. Love them. That polka dot fabric is gorgeous too! Count me in!

Becca Quilts said...

Pick me, pick me! I'd love a tool caddy and any books you can spare :-)

jaycad said...

Hi from Brisbane! I LOVE the fabric - so retro!
Not sure how to tell if I'm a 'no reply' commenter... please let me know if I am!
Thanks, Jay

Doina said...

Great giveaway! Please count me in!
Doina from Romania

Sandy said...

Great fabrics!

Marcia said...

Thank you for this giveaway. I have not read any of this book series. Also, like a prior reader, would accept a win of fabric without your stitching something. Unless, I have the Big Win!

Nancy Sue said...

Hello from Maryland. Just found your blog recently and have been reading it from the wings. You're giveaways are wonderful. No need to stitch up anything with the fat quarters if I'm chosen. There ya go! One less thing to do on your Friday Night Sew In. Very impressed by the way at your list of goals...and you get a lot accomplished :)
nsue21702 at gmail dot com