Thursday, 30 June 2011

500th post Giveaway

I know I probably said the same thing at 200 posts, but 500 posts – that’s quite an achievement and needs to be celebrated with a giveaway (I’m sure you saw that one coming, didn’t you).

The prize is
- my “Clara & Fredrikke, The Terrible Twos” pillow cover fitting a 20”*20” pillow form (form not included; you can see more pictures of the pillow here),- these fabrics (totalling approx 1 yard),
- and one of my pdf-patterns (English or Norwegian) of your choice.
One winner takes it all.


If you would like to provide a good home for Clara and Fredrikke and wouldn’t mind more fabric and patterns, please
- leave a comment to this post for one entry
- and a second comment if you are a follower to this blog for another entry.

If you’re a No-reply blogger, make sure you leave your email address in your comment so I have a way of contacting you.

I’ll leave the giveaway open over our summer holidays. We’ll have lots of family visiting during July (both my parents and sister/best friend & family; I’m really, really happy about that and am already planning dinners and outings) so I (or rather Random.org) will draw the winner when they have all left me here alone and sad on the evening of July 24th.


Thank you so much for reading my blog, leaving lovely and supportive comments and making this blogging experience interesting and challenging! It has been stretching my creativity, technique, photo skills and English vocabulary (and grammar; ouch!), and I have become much more aware of my own creative process by documenting it. Most of all I enjoy the social aspect of blogging; making friends all over the world; some quilters, some not, but all lovely creative people who I like to visit in their corners of the www. Thank you for having me over and not minding the trail of thread snippets and sugar free snack wrappings I’m leaving behind. You are great friends indeed!

Good luck to you all!

Due to the recent events in my country the winner of the giveaway will be drawn later this week. I hope you do understand

Sorry; the giveaway is now closed
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113 comments:

  1. Congratulations Nina Lise on your 500th post!!!! I am so happy to have discovered your blog and love your creativity, inspiration, spirit, grace and sense of humor! Enjoy the summer holidays with your family! How wonderful you will receive visits from them all. I am meeting my sister/best friend next week at a quilt retreat, and I am super excited!

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  2. I'm also a faithful follower...congratulations again my friend!

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  3. I am a follower! Thanks for the giveaway

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  4. Wow -congrat's on the 500th post! I can't wait to get to 100. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  5. Congratulations Nina Lise on 500 blog posts - and on a lovely, always welcoming blog too. On the subject of your English vocabulary and grammar it's probably better than mine! LOL

    I love your funky characters on your pillow cover and thanks for the chance of winning!

    Have a lovely Summer with your family and friends x

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  6. 500 is quite an achievement, many congratulations Mrs Moen. What a lovely giveaway, Clara and Fredrikke would look lovely in my country cottage, especially sitting atop my bed. Equally lovely would be to play with those fabrics, a quilt with blue in is a classic quilt. Thank you.

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  7. Here again with my second entry for being an ardent follower - and about to post you off some boobs.

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  8. Gratulerer med jubileet. Klart jeg vil være med, fuglene dine er jo bare å kule

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  9. Er følger også , så da blir det vel to lodd tilsammen

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  10. 500 posts really does deserve a celebration! Wow. I love the pillow and would love to give them a home. Have tons of fun with your family visitors. Sounds like a wonderful time.

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  11. Love the pillow and congrats to your posts!

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  12. Quite the giveaway, your birds are always a favorite and those pink colors - well I could definitely find a home for them in my studio. xox Corrine

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  13. So glad you will have all the family in for various celebrations. I forgot July is your holiday month, guess their will be no emails from Stavanger from anyone boo hoo. Those colors on that fabric stash are lush. xox Corrine

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  14. I have followed you since the very beginning

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  15. Thank you, Mrs Moen, for this creative space - you are an inspiration to me.

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  16. wow..l found you just in time for this amazing give-away. I am a follower and have also subscribed. I think “Clara & Fredrikke, The Terrible Twos” would fit so well into my Counsellig/art room beautifully. The children and adults alike would fall in love with them l think. Also the choice of colours in the material is gorgeous,I am from London in Uk and l am waving at you nowxx....congrats on your 500th post..quite an achievement. Must count mine on of these days.xglad l found youx lynda

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  17. Sign me up! I love your blog .... what a role model ... my little blog is only at 75 posts!

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  18. Yes, I am a follower. Would love to give the darling pillow a good home.

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  19. Love the pillow and would love to own it. I love your funky, creative spirit and always admire the work.

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  20. I am a follower of your blog and have been for some time.

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  21. Congratulations on your 500th! I'm not sure where I joined you for the ride, but it's been a fun one :-)

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  22. (Which is to say, I'm a follower!)

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  23. I would be delighted to have the 'terrible twos' here at my house. Congratulations on 500 posts!!

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  24. Wow! 500 posts! That's really quite an accomplishment. I've enjoyed reading your blog and seeing what you will come up with next. Love Clara and Frederikke and would really love having them in my home.

    Have a fantastic time with your loved ones. I enjoy the "planning for" of company, the company itself, and dread how quiet it is when they all leave. Enjoy them!!

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  25. I am a happy follower. Originally I started following because my maiden name is "Moen". I continue to follow because your blog is so much fun, so interesting, so creative and really makes me think sometimes. Love it all! Looking forward to 500 more!

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  26. Congratulations Nina Lise - 500 posts! WOW !!
    Your birds have always been a favourite of mine!

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  27. Wow, 500 posts! I'd love to be a winner.

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  28. I'm a follower and you're a great inspiration!

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  29. Congratulation!!!
    Thanks for the giveaway chance...
    Lovely pillow, I will give them a nice home :D

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  30. I am following your blog too..
    Thanks...

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  31. Congratulations on 500 post-bloganniversary and more to come.

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  32. Thanks for the chance,and yes I`m a follower.I love your creativity.

    Have very fun days with your family and enjoy.

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  33. Congratulations on your 500 posts. Your blog is always full of fun thoughts and projects.

    It sounds like you are going to have some great family fun ahead. Enjoy it.

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  34. I am a follower and have loved your birds!

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  35. Congratulations, and what sweet birds :)

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  36. Woot Woot on 500 wonderfully inspiring posts! I will keep visiting the next 500 as I need all the inspiration I can get!

    Julie in WA
    prjule at gmail dot com

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  37. Gratulerer, tenk halveis til 1000;det er en bragd.

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  38. Og ja,jeg følger deg jo!
    Great,2 lodd altså:-)

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  39. Åh, er det mulig. Å vinne den puten ville være helt fantastisk. Jeg elsker det mønsteret - og kan slett ikke sy!! Please please let me win!!!!!!!

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  40. Og jeg er follower og er kjempe glad for det. Din blogg er så hyggelig og interessant!!

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  41. I am most definitely a follower of your blog. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  42. Clara and Fredrikke would be most welcome in my home. I think they are so cute.
    Congratulations on your 500th post.

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  43. Really after so many posts, Nina, we should all be giving you something. So much inspiration and so much entertainment you have given us. Thank you! and Congratulations!

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  44. Congratulations on your 500 posts Nina. You have tempted me with your lovely cushion cover and that gorgeous blue fabric, I can never resist blue! Here's to the next 500 posts and I hope you have a great summer with your family and don't be sad, they'll leave you with happy memories and lots of inspiration.

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  45. It's me again! I'm a follower too and enjoy your entertaining and informative blog. Happy summer!

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  46. Congratulations. Have a wonderful time with your family, it will be such a special time. Thank you for the gorgeous giveaway, love that cushion.

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  47. This pillow is just too cute, and who wouldn't want to win one of your patterns? So glad you have reached 500 posts. I look forward to the next 500!

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  48. ...and I follow your blog. Enjoy your holidays!

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  49. Ainda tenho separado os tecidos para fazer seus pássaros. Um dia de certeza eu faço.
    parabéns pelos 500 post...
    Bom ver que de tão longe falamos a mesma linguagem ,a do patchwork
    liége

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  50. No, thank you for sharing so much of your creativity with us! I love your birds, and can imagine a lively conversation between these two! Have a wonderful summer season with your family.

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  51. Congratulations on 500 posts. It was Clara and Frederikke who first caught my eye when I began following your blog. I love them to pieces. I hope they can come to live at my house.

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  52. I am sure Clara and Fredrikke would love in live in Sydney. Congratulations on 500 posts. Your designs never cease to amaze. I am very much looking forward to your next 500 posts!

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  53. I follow your fabulous blog.

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  54. Congratulations Nina Lise! Clara and Fredikke are very cute. Thanks for sharing with us your unusual and interesting sewing journey.

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  55. Amazing, 500 posts. Looks like I need to go backwards and catch up. thanks
    vamoody(one)(at)verizon(dot)net

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  56. Oh,and I follow your blog
    Oh, and the chickens would have a great home
    both my son and nephew raise chickens
    thanks
    Marsha
    vamoody(one)(at)verizon(dot)net

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  57. I love all your designs, but fell in love with Clara and Frederikk when you first created them. They are so cute.

    Hope it is ok, as I added your giveaway to my page where I share insights on contests & giveaways: http://sewcalgal.blogspot.com/p/giveaways.html

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  58. Congratulations with your 500ste post. And I have a lovely home for this chicken. Thanks for the give-away.

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  59. CONGRATS on your 500th post! It IS a big accomplishment!~

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  60. You've reached a huge milestone - congratulations on your 500th post! The twins will go to a good home regardless of who wins! Thanks for sharing.

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  61. Blogger tells me that i already follow your blog!

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  62. What cheeky chooks, 500th post is a lot of typing and sharing, that's phew..nomenal work!!! I'd love to have your chookies come and perch on my sofa awhile, they can visit with Poppy (galah). He'd love some company and they look cheap enough to feed, cheers! grace at amnet dot net dot au

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  63. I've just found your lovely blog and I was scrolling through admiring your great work and your wonderful pictures when I came across this incredible give-away.... how generous you are. There are so many people who would love to give a home to Clara and Fredrikke and I am one of them.... what characters they are. I shall continue to follow you now.

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  64. Congrats on 500 posts! I just found your blog and am a new follower. Great giveaway!

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  65. I would love to win Clara and Fredrikke, they are so cute! Congrats on 500 posts.

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  66. Congrats on your 500th post...what an accomplishment. My sister, Rene' (one of your followers) introduced me to quilting almost a year ago, and as she mentioned in a previous post, we will be quilting together this weekend at my first retreat. She also introduced me to the world of blogging, and I have learned so much. Thank you for your generosity and many learning experiences to this novice quilter!!!

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  67. I am a new follower :)

    Michelle

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  68. Congrats on 500 posts! That pillow cover is adorable! And did I have fun looking through your patterns! They are so fun! I"ll be back to visit more often!

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  69. congratulations on your 500 post, those pillows are just so fun... love them

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  70. congratulations! love the pillow cover! thanks for the chance to win!

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  71. i'm also a follower-thanks for your creativity!

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  72. Cute pillow cover! Thanks for the chance to win it!

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  73. Congratulations! 500 is quite an accomplishment. Your pillows are so lovely, and I would love to give them a home in Virginia! :) I'm following...

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  74. Congratulations and thanks for the chance!

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  75. I think 500 posts is amazing. Way to go! I do enjoy winning fabrics and patterns but that pillow is over the TOP! Simply adorable. I think those little Norwegian critters would love it here in Kentucky. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  76. 500 posts - that is really something to celebrate. thanks for all the good reading! I would love to give these cuties a good home! thanks!

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  77. Congratulations on your 500th post!!!! I am so happy to have discovered your blog and hope you enjoy the time spent with your family!

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  78. Congratulations on your 500th post! Takk for the giveaway!

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  79. Love those fabrics! Congrats on the 500th!
    alibear167 at gmail

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  80. I am a follower!

    alibear167 at gmail

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  81. Congratulations on reaching this milestone! And thanks for the generous giveaway.

    wordygirl at earthlink dot net

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  82. Wow! 500! Congrats! I would give Clara and Fredrikke a loving home!

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  83. I'm already happily following your blog!

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  84. I would love for Clara and Fredrikke to come stay with me they would even have their on bedroom,until guest would come over then they would have to share! More fabric oh yes!!! already have a quilt pattern picked out.

    Marsha Cassetty
    ivegonequilting.blogspot.com

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  85. I'm a new follower.

    Marsha
    iveqonequilting.blogspot.com

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  86. I would LOVE to win your pillow and of course the fabric, but most of all the pillow.
    I promised you to tell about my baking experience with stevia. I baked three times something but I am not really satisfied? There is an aftertaste of something salt, in Dutch that's called 'zoethout', don't know the english word. I will buy the stevia liquid because I read that the aftertaste is not so pregnant.

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  87. I just love Clara and Fredrikke! They're wonderful. Your selection of aqua fabrics is very cool and lovely looking, so I'd like to have them to cool me off in this sticky season.
    Thanks!

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  88. Wow- 500 posts is quite an incredible achievement (i think I'm on my 4th, but I'm inspired!). I adore the fabrics you are giving away, and the pillow is adorable! Thanks for being so generous with your time and talent!

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  89. Hello,

    500 posts, that is a lot. Enjoy those Summer holidays, we are in the middle of Winter here in Australia.
    Happy days.
    Bev.xoxo

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  90. Yes, 500 is a BIG achievement!! Congratulations! And keep up the great blogging and quilting! Yay for patient husbands with us quilters! I'd love to win your giveaway.

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  91. Thanks for the giveaway. Your pillow form is too cute. The first think I thought of was Heckle and Jeckle :) Crap? I cannot believe that! Fabric is tools for creating works of art! Incidently, I just read of a horrible story of a shooting in Norway. I am so sorry. It was so tragic :(

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  92. I am a brand new follower, thanks!

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  93. Congrats for your 500 posts, way to go!!!!!
    I promise I'll give a very good and loving home to Clara & Fredrikke, thank you so much for the chance!

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  94. I'm your newest follower, yay!!!

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  95. Congratulations on your 500 posts!!
    I'd love to enter your wonderful giveaway :)
    Thanks!
    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

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  96. Now we see that it is July 24th and, having just discovered your site recently, your quilts are a moment of cheer in the midst of a rather sad day. We love all of your patterns and would love to make your Flower Bouquet for some special friends and family. If it's not too late, please enter us in this fabulous drawing (and congratulations on 500 posts !) Marina & Daryl Lynn, quiltinspiration at gmail dot com

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  97. Oh yes, and we are followers, and love your "Terrible Twos" pillow with the charming funky fowl. Wonderful design.

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  98. I love the pattern and the fabrics are beautiful! I look forward to following your blog. My Heart goes out to Norway and those to any family involved. Take care and LOVE your work!!
    Also i think the fabrics would love a home in Victoria BC

    Miriam

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