Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Did Someone Say "Party"?


I wasn't going to announce this, preferring instead to let the day roll on by like any other... BUT... as Lucy rudely chose today as the most fitting for her Fugly Fabric Party, due to it's own inherent ugliness, I couldn't sit idly by.  You see, Tuesday 7th February 2012 is rather a special moment in the history of Erin - it is my 30th birthday.  Yep, I am officially saying goodbye to my twenties and hello to terrific, fabulous, awesome thirty.  Rather than dreading this moment, as I know so many do, I am actually super-excited about embracing this new chapter in my life.  Bring it on, I say!

At this point it would've probably been the done thing to include a baby pic or the like (you know, to prove I was little and cute at some point in the past) but I can't find one anywhere (and that is saying something because I am currently at my parents'...).  So, instead, this photo of me totally rocking that bonnet will have to suffice.

Me, 23 months

Anyway, to celebrate this not-so-fugly occassion I am giving one lucky reader a Happy Birthday present from me to you.  Someone will receive not one but TWO charm packs made especially for the Fugly Fabric Party.  Fun!

Yes, that is DS - soooo not fugly!

I would like to think that they are largely comprised of un-fugly fabric but each to their own, really.  These things are a matter of personal taste afterall.  Before you enter, though, just be warned that they are an eclectic mix of scraps and not a beautifully sorted arrangement.  I may have spent hours rummaging, cutting and ironing but not a single second went into colour matching or the like.  So, to give you a very rough idea, here is an example of a few of the fabrics -


Well there you have it.  An opportunity to win eighty 5" squares of assorted fabric scraps, all of quilting-weight cotton, of course.  It's really a once in a lifetime kind of deal.  No, seriously, it is that mediocre great.  ;)

Are you interested?  Yes?  YES?  Yay!  Then here is how to enter...

Chance 1)  Leave a comment on this post.  Bonus points to those who wish me a Happy Birthday.  Actually... that was a total lie and a shameless attempt to get some well wishes.  ;)

Chance 2) Leave a comment letting me know that you are a follower - new or old!

Mr Random will be picking a winner next Tuesday, 14th February at midday, my time (+8.0 GMT).  Everyone is welcome to enter, including international readers, but please, please, please ensure you have an open profile with access to an email address or you leave your contact details in your comment.  NO email address = no valid entry.  Harsh, I know, but thems the rules so please double check.  Thanks.  :)

Good luck!

E.
Charm About You

I, of course, am linking this up to Lucy's Fugly Fabric Party post... so be sure to jump across to see what everyone else has on offer.  You might get to buy, swap or win.  Enjoy.  

UPDATE - this giveaway is now closed.  Thank you to everyone who entered.  :)

137 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday, Erin!!! Hope you have a great day!!! Such a cute, little two year old...

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  2. Thanks for the chance to win the great fabrics!!! I am a follower, but I'd rather not say an 'old' follower. The further through the decades I go, the less I like to use the term 'old' in reference to myself... LOL!!! Oh, I have slightly more decades to my age than you. Each one has its advantages and highlights...

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  3. Happy Birthday Erin!! I am 30 this year too. Go 1982!! :)

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  4. Happy Birthday! I hope you have a lovely day :)

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  5. I'm a follower (Like Pam, I won't say 'old' follower - but I'd like to be 30 again!)

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  6. Happy birthday Erin! Hope it's been a fabulous day!

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  7. I'm a follower ;)

    I would have left a birthday comment anyways but with free fabric up for grabs- definitely had to! Hope you got some fabric-y goodness for your bday :)

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  8. Happy Birthday Erin, hope you have a great day and a great decade!

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  9. Happy Birthday Erin! I found your blog via Lucy. The fabrics are beautiful, thank you for the chance to win! :-)

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  10. Happy Birthday. I remember 30. It was fabulous. Long ago, but great! Enjoy the day, and the whole year. Great giveaway. Aren't you the one who is supposed to get pressies though?

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  11. Happy birthday Erin! I love early 30s! Hope you have a great day. Cooool giveaway!

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  12. Happy birthday, Erin! Have a great birthday... embrace your 30's! Thanks for the chance to win your cute charm packs!

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  13. Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear Erin, happy birthday to you, we aquarians are the bestest don't you know :oD

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  14. Oh, and you know I haunt you already ;o)

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  15. Happy Birthday Erin. That's my niece's name too :o)Those fabrics are far from fugly and I would love to give them a good home. I found you via Rainbow Hare Quilts and the FFP link up.

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  16. Happy, Happy Birthday! 30's are actually pretty awesome, I promise!

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  17. Happy Birthday! I hope 30 rocks!

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  18. Happy 30th birthday! I had my 30th last September, so welcome to the club. I am a brand new follower, as of tonight :)

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  19. Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a wonderful day!!

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  20. I'm a follower! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  21. Happy birthday to you! It's great that you give something away, but I would have told you happy birthday anyway... Hope you have a wonderful day! And of course I follow your blog!

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  22. Happy birthday, Erin! :) Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  23. Happy Birthday, Beautiful!! I hope you have a wonderful, amazing day!!

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  24. Happy birthday!!!!! I turned 30 two weeks ago, and it was a great time. Hope you have a great day!

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  25. Happppppppy birthday! Hopefully the weather is nicer where you are - it's dreary and rainy here (unless you like that sort of thing, in which case the weather is beautiful). Hope your day is not at all fugly!

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  26. I'm a brand new follower! Thanks for the chance to win, and happy birthday again! ;)

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  27. Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway! Of course, Happy Birthday as well!

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  28. Happy, Happy Birthday!!! I loved my 30's... I miss them a lot (but the 40's aren't bad, either). Hope this is a great year for you!

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  29. I am a new follower of your blog - Thanks for the great giveaway!! Can't wait to follow along with you!

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  30. Happy birthday. love to win. corbitt56@gmail.com

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  31. Happy birthday, Erin! You are a hoot!

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  32. Happy Birthday! I would love to win the fabric.

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  33. Happy Birthday and 30 is not old....Wait until you hit 36...that's a hard year!

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  34. Happy birthday! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  35. I am a new follower. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  36. Happy birthday to you,
    Happy birthday to you,
    Happy birthday, dear Erinnnnnnnn
    Happy birthday to you!

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  37. Happy Birthday Erin! 30's not so bad! Thanks for hosting a fugly giveaway, even though yours aren't that fugly!! Jxo

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  38. Happy Birthday to you!

    No one can have too many 5 inch squares, right?

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  39. 30? Why you're still a *baby*!! I'll be 51 on the 28th of this month!! :-) Surely are a lot of February babies, aren't there?

    Oh, and in honor of your birthday, let me sing your a special rendition of the birthday song that we always sing at our home.... (we first heard it on Disney's Donald Duck Birthday Celebration)
    Happy birthday!
    It's Erin's birthday!
    Happy, happy birthday to you!!
    And many more!!! :-)

    Thank you so much for the chance to win the beautiful charms!!! I LOVE bright colors! :-)

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  40. Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum Geburtstag Erin! (If your German is not sufficient ;-) I said Happy Birthday.)
    Very cute picture! Hope you are having an awesome day!

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  41. I am also a happy "old" follower ;-)

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  42. Happy Birthday! Wish I could br 30 again!

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  43. Happy 30th, 30 is great, I am onto 31 which is even better ;-)

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  44. Happy birthday! Love the bonnet - do you still have it?!

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  45. Happy Birthday! Mine is this month too. Helps make the winter a little bit better.

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  46. Happy Birthday, I'm the wrong side of 30 now but still loving them :)

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  47. im a new follower, your post made me laugh so much I decided to follow you, plus I love the fabric :)

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  48. Have a happy happy happy Birthday !

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  49. Happy Birthday! And thanks for the chance :o)

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  50. Happy birthday hope you had a great one :D

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  51. Here is my second comment! I'm following. Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  52. You're TOTALLY right! It is Un-Fugly! Completely Un-Fugly! Downright Snugly in fact!
    I DO wish you a VERY happy snappy do Birthday! Treat yourself to something yummylicious. :-)
    Trick that metabolism.
    I read your post above and wish you well on your journey. One thing I have learned is to watch the liquid calories - they slip right in on you. I'm a sweet tea fanatic (Southern Wine), and have been unable to kick the sweet - but I have been told that if I could - it would mean 10 pounds less of me in a year.
    Well wishes, and thanks for the chance to win
    :-)
    Cathy

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  53. Happpy Birthday!! great giveaway, thanks! i'm making a postagestamp quilt, this would really help add to the variety of fabrics :)

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  54. I'm now following {really, how I haven't managed to click the follow button before now is beyond me}

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  55. Happy Birthday! These would make great yoyo's for my quilt I am making, thank you for the chance to win some.

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  56. Happy Birthday. Such a sweet birthday present to your readers!

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  57. Happy Birthday. That looks like a great assortment of fabric.

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  58. Happy Birthday! Looks like an awesome group of fabric.

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  59. Ah to be 30 again. Happy Birthday and welcome to young adulthood. The best is yet to come. Wait til you're Medicare eligible, my husband is jumping through those hoops this year and let me tell you, it ain't for the faint hearted! But thanks for the giveaway. I made a truly scrappy quilt at a retreat last week and turned out great. Wouldn't mind making another.

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  60. I am here purely for the 2 DS charms - worth the risk xxx

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  61. Happy birthday and thanks for the giveaway!
    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

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  62. I follow your blog!
    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

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  63. Happy Birthday! You are rocking the bonnet.

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  64. I am a new follower of your blog. By the way, thirty is beautiful.

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  65. Well happy beliated b'day!! So glad you inspired someone to have a giveaway!!!!

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  66. LOL, well Happy Birthday anyways!
    Fabrics are only fugly until you find their correct fugly match. Then they can make beautiful quilts together

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  67. How sweet are you to give such a sweet prize away on your birthday! I think the charm packs have a great look all mixed up together. It looks like a perfect scrap quilt to cuddle with!
    p.s. Happy Belated Birthday!

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  68. Happy birthday! I think I would use these for applique if I won!

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  69. Happy Birthday! You sure picked a fun way to celebrate. Thanks for sharing the {fabric} love!

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  70. How fun! Happy Birthday and thanks for offering some fugly fabric. =)

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  71. I'm back to say I'm a new follower! :)

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  72. I agree that DS fabric should not even make the same page as uglies - but a great incentive to win them all the same. Your post made me laugh of course....sorry that I missed your birthday...mine is next Tues.

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  73. That's right, I am already a fan of your blog.

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  74. happy late birthday, i hope i win some fabric for it. lol. i'm a new follower

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  75. I hope you had a great birthday Erin! Pretty cool to be featured over at Charm About You for your birthday!

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  76. I am a happy follower. Thank you for the giveaway. I love charms!

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  77. Thanks for the giveaway, and happy birthday ;) Hope it was a wonderful one! I like your 'fuglies'!

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  78. I'm a new follower of your blog, too :) Thanks again.

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  79. Happy birthday to you and welcome to thirty land. I just got there myself last November!

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  80. I've been a follower of yours for sometime now. Thanks for a fun giveaway!

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  81. Belated happy birthday! The 30s are great - alas, I am already halfway through them!

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  82. Happy B-day.

    http://richardquilts.blogspot.com
    Stop by for my quilt givaway to guess my babys b-day and weight.

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  83. I am a new follower.

    http://richardquilts.blogspot.com
    Stop by for my quilt givaway to guess my babys b-day and weight.

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  84. have a great birthday Erin! thanks for the lovely giveaway!

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  85. i am a new follower too! thanks again!

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  86. Happy birthday. The 30s are nicer than the 20s. One is more comfortable in one's (em, albeit aging) skin.

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  87. I have clicked to follow your blog!

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  88. Happy birthday! Great that you have a blog to help you remember how you spend your time!

    Oh my 5 inch precuts would just make my day - I'd push all my current projects aside and would make something immediately with these. Maybe shape them into pinwheels adding some of my plain fabric!

    Thank you for letting me put my name in the hat!

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  89. Hope you had a great birthday! So generous handing out gifts on your birthday :-
    )

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  90. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ERIN! The 30's totally rock. Trust me. Wish I was still there myself. Love all the fabric. Thanks for the chance to win it.Joyce-ccarter13@windstream.net

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  91. Happy birthday, Erin! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  92. Happy Birthday a few days late. I love 5 " square they are wonderful. Thanks for doing the giveaway

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  93. Happy Birthday Erin! Welcome to your thirties!

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  94. Wishing you a Happy Un-birthday - Seeing as it is clearly not your birthday any more. Thanks for the chance to win. I love to use charm squares for appliqué in my hand embroidery so 80 new fabrics will I am sure inspire me to great things.

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  95. Happy Birthday to you. Love the fabric and the way you have written this post.
    Leena(India)

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  96. I am a follower. Would love the fabric.
    c'mon u are being modest. No fabric can ever- un beautiful.

    leena(India)

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  97. Happy birthday! (I'm rarely on time for anything.) Hope the celebration keeps on.

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  98. Happy Birthday! So your 30's Eh? Are you scared? I'm turning 29 in august and I'm terrified! LOL

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  99. I'm happy to be your newest follower!

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