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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Tuesday Treasures

I am linking up today with Melody's (now) monthly Tuesday Treasures. Go to Mel's blog to join in or to read what everyone else is treasuring today.

My treasure today is all the generous people & companies out there in blog world who offer up prizes and giveaways that we have a chance to win with very little effort. Their generosity brightens many a day even if not the lucky winners. Of course I love them because I am lucky at these and have nice success in the 25 words or less competitions too.

As examples I am going to show you what great goodies I have won lately;

From Homespun Magazine in a 25 words or less competition - a fat quarter pack of Helen Stubbing's from Hugs n Kisses, Life is Beautiful fabric pack. I wanted this badly as in an earlier blog post in October you will see I brought the latest quilt pattern filled with vintage stitcheries & made in this range. Here's the pic I took of the quilt. There are more closeup pics on my October blog post.

Below are the fat quarters I won plus there are two gorgeous panels. 

Also sitting waiting for me when i came back from Ballarat was this parcel from Samelia's Mum blog.This range of Command clear adhesive hangers have been great for hanging the calendars this year & I still have heaps left for many more uses.

And next to that parcel was this one from I won this on Facebook for correctly guessing what was the closest town to the tree pictured. I got in late in the comp & had been late night prowling Tasmanian real estate down the Huon Valley way so my first guess was Geeveston. I was pretty happy when I found out I was right. Could it be a sign???? The pack contained lots of little goodies, a bag, mousepad, pen, cards & postcards, shortbread, sweets, stickers, everything a Perth girl with Tassie in her heart will need.

Now here's a cutie of a recent win that I haven't got yet but can't wait to get into my sweaty little hands. (It's 38 & horribly humid today, I don't normally have sweaty paws) Christine from Aunties Quaint Quilts has just celebrated 5 years in blogland with 5 delicious giveaways. On Saturday when I saw I had been lucky enough to win one I was off on my yippee! dance again. It includes the book 'So Darn Cute' & a patchwork pencil case Christine made from the book Zakka Style - even darn cuter!

I'm sure everyone gets as excited as I do when I win something so I want to say a big thank you to all for being so generous & brightening my days. Still a 'tin-bum' thanks mum!

If you want to try out your luck too, the following giveaways are currently in blogland;

Wendy & Charlie from Charlotte's Web in NZ are having their first giveaway so click on the blog name to go & enter. I shouldn't tell you about this one, Wendy has made some gorgeous gifts that I would love to come live in my house. But in all fairness I have been very spoilt already so enter away...

A Spoonful of Sugar is having a sponsored giveaway of a $40 voucher to buy wonderous fabrics from XO Gigi Fabrics. If you haven't been to this blog before, your in for a treat, lots of goodies, tutorials, recipes & inspiration here.

I'm sure if you catch the competition bug, by going from blog to blog you will find lots more.

I also promised a giveaway for my 100+ followers celebration that happened a couple of days before I went on holiday. Now Christmas is over & we can celebrate my 102 followers & 31,000 page views I will take pics and post my giveaway this weekend. So come back & see me for my giveaway soon!

Happy winning
Tracee xx


  1. Lots of lovely wins there, you have been very lucky. You have just reminded me of a blog win I had before xmas - it might arrive soon :o) I hope as its Tilda Fabric ..yum yum Have a great day and stay cool.

  2. you are a tinnie bum Trace,some lovely wins there,those hooks i bought a pk of 6 the other day at safeway and they cost me $12.99 for the pkt i nearly died,lol.xx

  3. Wow so many wonderful wins. Treasures indeed.

  4. Terrific treasures, Tracee. I'm going to wait to blog about my recent win until I receive the dilly bag. Can't wait! I just love those Command hooks. I use them all over the house, especially in my sewing room. I've been watching those Tasmanian bushfires lately. Horrible! I hope they are nowhere near your hometown.

    Take care,

    PS Here's hoping Brunnie gets to celebrate a nice healthy 21st birthday in April. Grandma is already counting the months until her 102nd birthday (10 to go) so they are about in the same elderly boat!

  5. hi Trace,
    You sure are lucky!! Those wins are awesome.
    Where did you get all that luck from? lol
    Cheers, Anita.

  6. I would call you a lucky bum with that many wins, happy creating.

  7. You have been very lucky lately Tracee. Lovely prizes there.

  8. Very tinnie Tracee. Good on you! Tasmania is a lovely place and I, like you dream of residing there. Stanley is my choice. Sharyn:)

  9. You have been a lucky duck. I so love that Sew Darn Cute book.

  10. Well done you! It's such a treat to have goodies turning up at your door isn't it!

  11. Lovely treasures and congratulations on 100 followers, I am not far behind you on that count. hugs,Sue

  12. Congrats on all your loot Tracee. A bounty of treasure.

  13. You lucky thing! I would be buying a lotto ticket if I were you! Lots of goodies.

  14. You have been very lucky lately congratulations and I am with Heather you should buy a lotto ticket:-)

  15. Wow that's a lot of wins Tracee! so happy for you!
    I entered that FQ giveaway in Homespun too, don't they give away some fab stuff?!

  16. Wow Tracee.. you have had a run of fantastic wins recently... you are right there is such a lot of lovely blog giveaways ....

  17. Thanks for sharing your Tuesdays Treasures and congratulations on your wins, Fantastic!

  18. Bonjour from France.

    I just popped by from Melodys' to wish you Bonne Annee and to admire your treasure.

    I'm so impressed with your winnings.


  19. Snap - I won one of those fabric bundles too.

    Lots of lovely generous people in blogland. Great treasures.

  20. Lots of lovely goodies have come our way, I agree it is really nice getting such nice parcels in the post! Thanks for the mention :) hugs Wendy


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