Saturday, April 14, 2012

Earth Day and a giveaway!

In honor of Earth Day, Sunday, April 22nd, I'm having a giveaway.  Earth Day began in 1970 when twenty million Americans took to the streets, parks, and auditoriums to demonstrate for a healthy, sustainable environment in massive coast-to-coast rallies


Six one-half yard pieces (3 yards) of 100% cotton fabrics to use in honor of Earth Day! All you have to do to be eligible to win these fabrics is leave a comment on this post telling me what your plans are for Earth Day.

If you haven't made any plans yet, you can find some great ideas/suggestions at the Earth Day Network and the Nature Conservancy is planning Picnics for the Planet all across the nation. Sounds like a lot of fun for a very good cause.

The giveaway will end at Midnight, EST, on Saturday, April 21st. Anonymous and duplicate comments will not be eligible to win.

Take care,

41 comments:

Jeannette said...

What a gerrat giveaway, plans for today is a picnic in the park after spending the morning in the vegetable garden, and then maybe some time in my studio.

alittlebitcrafty said...

My plans are to renew my little part of the earth. both front and back yards reseeded and mulched. Thanks for a great giveaway!!
Lydia
Razzemtaz@aol.com

Sharon T said...

I plan to conserve electricity and to recycle.

ladmquilter said...

I plan to clean up the yard and spend time with my grandson.

Diane J. Evans said...

I plan to run barefoot in the backyard grass (let's hope it's not snowing that day . . .) and to prepare our garden for planting.

Thanks for this great opportunity to win such fantastic fabrics.

Diane

Northern Deb said...

I'll be down visiting mom (she's having surgery on the 19th) so I think I'll work on her yard for her. Usually I'm home getting the garden ready for summer but that will have to wait a few weeks.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a wonderful giveaway. I'm not really sure what I will be doing, as we have two loved ones who are just on the edge of entering eternity. But I would love to plant more flowers in my yard. I love how they entice the butterflies and bring a measure of beauty to my little bit of earth.

Marge said...

I plan on some organizing of my closets and recycling the good products I no longer need. Also some time in the sewing room, more organizing to come. Thank you for the generous give away.
Marge

Jenny said...

Pretty pretty! We have plans to go to zoo on Erth day. It's opening wkend for the zoo and they have a celebration planned. Fun! Thanks for another's yummy giveaway

Kathryn said...

I just love that bird fabric. I plan to clean out the old paint cans in my basement. Kathie L inAllentown

polkadotpalmtree.blogspot.com said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous fabrics! What a great give away!
I am celebrating with my class of 2nd graders. We harvested our worm vermicast and packaged it into recycled small milk containers. On Earth Day we are going to give it away to lucky gardeners!!
Happy Earth Day!

Gill said...

What great fabrics!
I'm from the UK (can I join in???) and we don't have Earth Day but it sounds like something that we should have! I'm spending the day working in my garden

Heather said...

Hmm, haven't thought too much about earth day since the 70's. I think I'll try to get a little flower planting done in the pots in front of my house. Love the fabrics!!!

Jeannie Gan said...

Now that I feel much better and gain more strength each day, I plan to clean up my garden. Thanks for the giveaway of this beautiful bundle of fabrics.
jchia (at) yahoo (dot) com.

Pam said...

Packing to go to MSP for the birth of my twin grandsons!

Patty said...

I will be working in the garden, planting seeds and plants, and removing weeds. I don't like to use pesticides.

Penny from S.C. said...

Lovely fabric. I'm hoping to be spending time with my almost 6 month old grandson! Thanks

heather @ new house, new home, new life said...

Love the giveaway - thanks for the opportunity to win something terrific like this.

Earth Day - work in the garden and love the feel of the earth between my fingers.

Thanks for the nice comment on my blog. Your visit is appreciated.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I will be in NYC with my daughter. I think we will do some extra walking and have a picnic at Central Park.
Those fabrics are scrumptious!

Brenda said...

I plan to take part in a consumption sabbath here in my city. thanks for the chance to win those fun fabrics.

Anya said...

My plans for Earth Day include having lunch with my son...We like to live every day as if it's Earth Day! Thanks for the chance!

Annie said...

I've never celebrated Earth Day. I think I'll be getting my flower beds prepped for the season.

: )

Rafael's Mum said...

Ha ha , HI Terri! I think the lack of entries probably comes from the same reason I haven't entered yet. ... Just no idea what sensible thing to do for earth day! I am sensible with things like re-using and recycling and saving energy etc all year round and earth day is likely to be the same... All the same, if you are happy with that answer I am happy to enter!

Annemiek said...

I'm cleaning out closet by closet and instead of throwing stuff in the bin,like I used to do, I now take it to the local thriftshop:)
More cycling instead of taking the car is on my list too....

Rosa said...

Here in Denmark we recycle a lot of things like clothes, paper and bottles. I don't own a car but use public transportation and my bike:-)
In honour of Earth Day I'll sew a couple of shopping bags from recycled bed linen bought in a charity shop.
Plastic bags are so out:-)
Wonderful fabrics - thanks for the chance to win:-)

SarahVee said...

Great giveaway, Terri! Earth day is great, but every day honoring of the Earth and its limited resources is important. We will be moving soon and I am very conscious of reducing our footprint right now - we have so much stuff! I am busy reducing, sending stuff to others to reuse, and disposing of things in environmentally friendly ways. I just may have to stitch some selvages to together to celebrate while I'm at it! Thanks for the chance.

Zizophora said...

Love the bird fabric! And the orange! And the dots! I'm working on Earth Day, but I'm doing bird surveys so I hope that counts. Thanks for the chance :)

Michelle Hudak said...

Earth day always reminds me of my Nana, the ultimate recycle/reuse queen. She's the one who always insisted on growing our own vegetables when I was little and Earth Day, I'm starting my garden with my Nana in mind. She was the ultimate composter too. I'm also cleaning my windows with vinegar and drying them with old newspaper (another Nana tip).

shel704 at aol dot com

Stephanie said...

We're going to plant some bulbs that our neighbor gave us from his garden.

Kristi said...

I plan on enjoying the outdoors with my family on Earth Day. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway

HollyM said...

My plans will be the same as always. I re-use whenever I can, compost in my backyard for my gardens and recycle anything possible. We have so little garbage that unless it's warm (the smell)we only put out our can every couple of weeks.
Thanks!

Sally said...

Thanks for the reminder about your giveaway. I'm crossing my fingers. Love the choices, btw.

Jane said...

I have no plans. Maybe I'll be planning what to make with my new fabric?! Thanks!

lindaschiffer said...

I will be sewing some shopping bags tomorrow - and holding a sale in my shop (b&m) to encourage my customers to use recycled shopping bags.

:) Linda

Gale, Ky quilter said...

I plan on working in my yard and planting a few new flowers. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

Amy said...

I'll be hopefully sewing on Earth Day! I love the bird fabric, hope to win...thanks for your generous giveaway!

yorkie mom said...

Beautiful! Planning a wonderful walk in the woods to enjoy nature. Thanks for a chance.

Anita in Florida said...

I don't have plans for earth day..but we do have some nesting birds in the backyard next to the door...so I will try to keep from being attacked while I crumble some bread for them!

Linda said...

SUCH A NEAT GIVEAWAY!
WE WILL PLANT SOME NEW TREES!
THANKS FOR SHARING!

msstitcher1214@yahoo.com

Quilt Rat said...

Oh, I am sorry I missed this..I LOVE yellows and I adore the fabric with those little birds...congrats to the lucky winner
:-)

Fish said...

I plan to run barefoot in the backyard grass (let's hope it's not snowing that day . . .) and to prepare our garden for planting. Thanks for this great opportunity to win such fantastic fabrics. Diane