Monday, 6 October 2008


Here at last, is a picture of the give aways I am offering for my 350th posting. I do hope you can see what they are.

They are Tote bags that fold away into a pocket so you can keep it handy in your handbag/pocket whatever. It is just my little thing for our planet, trying to rid us of those plastic carriers that are everywhere.

I have made 4 of them as I hope you can see from the picture, 2 of them are open and the other two are what they will look like when folded away into their pocket.

So what to do... just post a comment here and then I'll put the names in a hat and get my GD to pick the winners out. I'll leave it open until 16th October. Hope that is OK with everyone. I think that is straightforward enough. Good luck - that is if you wish to enter of course!!


Cynthia said...

Hi, Your giveaways are very beautiful. What an awesome thing to do, to brighten someone's day with a pretty giveaway.

Reflections of life and art said...

Jan, great giveaways...and so generous of you to give four of them away!
Everyone can always use a tote bag no matter what and these are special because you made them!!!
Congratulations on your 350 post and I look forward to many, many!

jan said...

Hi Cynthia and Noel,
Well at least I know two of them will go, hohohoho.
Nice to see you here Cynthia, do call again. lol :-)

Leah said...

350 posts. WOW, I can't even imagine that for my blog... It will take me 5.83333333 years at my rate of 5 posts a month to make that. I better get blogging. ;)

Reflections of life and art said...

Jan, I hope you don't mind that I posted a link to your giveaway on my blog....too bad it's already there...nanannana!

jan said...

Hi Leah, well you should know me by now, I chat for England. Just ask Noel!!
Your Blog is classy, mine is...well..what is mine?

jan said...

Noel, I am grateful for the free advert. So there!

Lynn said...

Such fun. I'm signing up as a follower as I love your tutorials, and give aways are fun too.

Exciting to reach 350 posts! Way to go!

I am bowled over by all your threads and beads etc. too.

Beadin' Gram/aka Jackie said...

Hi, I came to your blog by way of Noel -- and have truly enjoyed your postings -- 350 --- WOW, that's a lot. I'm thrilled that I found your blog in time to enter for the tote drawing -- what a wonderful "give-away". How sweet of you. I'll be back to visit more often now that I have found you.


jan said...

Hi Lynn, it is great to have you as a Follower, hehe that does make me giggle. I have this vision of a line of quilters following me as I go along the road, silly aren't I. Gotta be a quilt in there somewhere. Anyway, thanks for joining me, I hope I cna keep your interest going. :-)

jan said...

Hi Jackie,
I too am glad you found me and that you are now officially entered into my little giveaway. Totally my pleasure.
I know, 350, good grief can I natter!! Hubby has always said I could talk the hind legs off a donkey. If he saw this lot he would know it to be true. hahahahaha :-)

Sue said...

love the totes, did you make them? I have plans to make some similar ones as Christmas gifts.

jan said...

Hi Sue,
Yes I made each and every one of them. They are really quick to do.
Oh Blow I shouldn't have said that.

They are really really difficult and time consuming to make girls. Each one takes at least three days to make.

hahahahaha No way. They are speedy bags to make. Honest. :-)
My friend Di gave me the pattern. It is just a plastic carrier bag pattern thats all, nothing remotely technical about it. Couldn't do it if there were.

Solstitches said...

I found your blog after reading in the Popular Patchwork magazine forum.
Congratulations on your 350th post.
It's very generous of you to offer the giveaway prize.

jan said...

Hello Margaret,
It is my pleasure, I feel if people are brave enough to read all my inane chatter they deserve a reward, shame I cant reward everyone!! :-(
Have visited your Blog and added you to my favs. :-) Pretty cross stitch you do.

Shar said...

Congratulations on your 350 post!:)

~ Phyllis ~ said...

Congratulations on your 350th post. Wish you many more. I enjoy your blog and your pictures.

WayMooreFunQuilting said...

Hi Jan, I have one of those fold up-sip up bags somewhere and I need to either find it, or win one from You!! I would love to learn how to make them - is this a pattern of yours or one available out 'there'? What fun!!
xox-barbara moore

Micki said...

Cool idea for a giveaway, Jan! Great idea!

jan said...

Hi Shar,
Yep, I can chat for England!! hahaha

Hi Phyllis,
Heehee see above

hohoho Shar and Phyllis, see next message see what I mean!!

Hello there Barbara,
No the pattern is not mine, a friend sent it to me I believe she got it off the web somewhere, then I lost the pattern she sent me, so had to redo it. Story of my life, I lose so many things in my 'glory hole', anyway, I found that the way I redid it made it easier to make, so I was glad I had lost the original if you know what I mean.
Hope you find the pattern if not, I think !!>??!! it would be ok for me to send you mine, or I can ask my friend where she got it from. It is basically a plastic carrier bag you use at a pattern. :-)

Hiya Micki
Oh bless you my friend, the bags you make are FAR SUPERIOR to any I do, but you are now in the give away! That'll teach you. hahaha :-)

Elaine said...

Everything you make is lovely!!
I treasure each thing you have sent to me!!

Hope you are having a lovely, peaceful day!!

jan said...

Hi Elaine, I have had an amazing day, smoke coming out of my machine. hahaha see new post.

jan said...

Just received this from Margaret, she has let me know she has rec'd the bag. That was kind of her to do that. :-) It was my pleasure Margaret.

Hi Janet,

I just wanted to let you know that the foldaway shopping bag I won in your blog giveaway arrived on Friday from my daughter in UK.
What a neat idea! I love the bag and especially like the little tag.
Thank you so much for your kindness Janet. I feel very lucky to have something made by you :)
Best wishes,