Saturday, 3 August 2013

A Gorgelicious Giveaway

Oh Em Gee it's my (six month) bloggiversary.  Where has the time gone, my quilty friends?

To commemorate this wondrous moment, and to commiserate my impending return to work (which is the topic we do not mention) I thought a little giveaway would be in order. 

So, for my lovely juvvely blog followers, here it is - a Hello Gorgeous charm pack (because you're gorgeous and you say hello to me in your comments) and a little slice of kiwiana in a chocolate treat.  This chocolate is a brand new release by Whittakers chocolate makers, New Zealand's most trusted brand (truly - they've just won an award for it). They have mixed white chocolate with L&P, which is a lemony flavoured soft drink available only here in the Land of the Long White Cloud. It's crazy delicious and has a little bubbly surprise in it. It's my current favourite chocolate, and I will only have the best for my quilty friends. 

Yep - this could be yours ...

Hello Gorgeous has been around for a while now, and I just love it. I don't know why I don't see more quilts with it. Here is a sneaky peak of the whole range, so you can see the prints. The charm pack has all these plus coordinating solids.  Why am I giving such loveliness away? Sheesh - the things I do for you!

I can't wait to see what the lovely winner will make with the charm pack.  Squeeeee. 

It's gorgeous ...

So if you want some of this deliciousness, leave me a comment below together with two critical pieces of information - how you follow me (ie Bloglovin or email or however) and your favourite chocolate flavour (just because I'm nosy).  Because I like new friends too, you are welcome to enter even if you're a new follower. And it you are new - welcome to Shush - have a look around and a piece of chocolate. You can even have a cup of tea and a lie down if that's your style. It's pretty relaxed around here. 

Princess will be in charge of the random draw, which we will hold in the afternoon on the Monday after next (12 August), NZ time.  She may accept bribes - I'll let you know. 

88 comments:

Esther F. said...

That chocolate sounds devine! And the fabric too! ;-)
I follow you through bloglovin!
Esther
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Ipatchandquilt dot wordpress dot com

Esther F. said...

Oops forgot too mention the chocolate: favorite is dark with nuts and raisons!
Esther
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Ipatchandquilt dot wordpress dot com

Tilkunviilaaja said...

Thank you for organising a giveaway! Chocolate and fabrics, what's there not to adore?! -- I follow you via link in my Tilkunviilaaja blog, and my favourite chocolate is this Christmas special Finnish chocolate "Joulusuklaa" by Fazer. It's got cinnamon, cloves, ginger as seasoning, and there's raisins inside, and maybe some nuts too. It's only available to buy around Christmastime.

Angela Bullard said...

I'm a follower through bloglovin and my favorite flavor of chocolate is good old milk chocolate :). Thanks for a chance at a gorgeous charm pack and some treats!

Heather said...

Hmmm -asking me to pick a favourite chocolate is a bit like asking me to pick a favourite fabric. Dark chocolate is always good though, especially dark chocolate with chilli. Following through bloglovin.

thriftstorecrafter.com said...

I love dark chocolate. I've been following you through Bloglovin. Congratulations on your first six months! --Sarah thriftstorecrafter at yahoo dot com

Barb said...

Congrats! I read your blog through blogger (I still haven't got used to bloglovin'). I love chocolate pretty much any way it comes!

Jusmom1 said...

Hi and Congrats!

I follow you on Bloglovin' and my favorite chocolate is hazelnut flavored!

Thanks for the chance to win!

Emma's Daughter said...

I follow you on Bloglovin' and a LOVE chocolate and coffee ~ mocha. Don't tell anyone, but I love chocolate and anything! Rcoyle at olemiss dot edu.

Linh said...

I follow you through bloglovin and milk chocolate is simple and delicious. Thanks for the giveaway! Linhs4real@aol.com

sarahmacnificent said...

I am a newbie to both quilting and your blog. I have you saved into my favorites. I love dark chocolate with coffee. Awesome giveaway! sarahmacnificent@yahoo.com

Gill said...

The chocolate sounds fabulous!
I like Galaxy chocolate.
I follow you via email!

Erolyn said...

Lovely to follow a fellow Kiwi with Bloglovin. My favourite chocolate is Turkish Delight.

Megan said...

How much more time have you got until the day-that-must-not-be-mentioned?? I follow you on Bloglovin. I haven't tried that new Whittaker's chocolate yet, just not sure those flavours really are a match made in heaven! I've got ideas above my station lately and am gnawing my way through different dark chocolate from Farro which is really cutting in to my fabric budget haha.

Cindy said...

Congrats on your anniversary!
I follow you through blog lovin... a new happy follower :)
I love chocolate, any kind, but I'm particularly fond of dark chocolate with raspberry.

ga447 said...

Thank you for doing the giveaway. Love chocolate, I follow you on Bloglovin.

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

I follow via email. My favorite chocolate is with toffee. The fabrics are lovely. Thanks for the giveaway.

sandyandcosmo said...

I'm a new follower through Bloglovin, thanks for the giveaway! My favorite chocolate is Malley's Pecan Billybobs, yum!

Melissa at My Fabric Relish said...

I'm a bloglovin follower and love anything dark chocolate but covered almonds are my daily weakness! Thanks for the "gorgeous" giveaway!!!!

hydeeannsews said...

Nice picks, Liz!
I'm a dark chocolate gal. Probably my favorite chocolate bar, currently, is ritter sport bar in dark chocolate with hazelnut. The milk chocolate is divine, too. Your kiwi bars sound lovely! I'm always up for trying new chocolate.

And I'm a friend, not a follower! You know where to find me. :)

Ella and Nesta said...

Wow, two delicious giveaways in one! I'm a bloglovin' follower and proud of it! Chocolate? At the moment Lindt 70% Dark Chocolate!
Congratulations for your Bloganniversary.

Heidi said...

What a fun giveaway! Most chocolate makes me happy, especially Dark, a hint of orange, and anything with pecans. Yum! I enjoy following via email.

Karen said...

Great giveaway! Congrats on your blogiversary! I follow on blog lovin and I love milk chocolate or chocolate orange! :-) p.s. if I win I may not find out until I return from holiday on 22nd Aug...

Eileen said...

new follower via bloglovin'. Found you at "Sew Many Ways". Any chocolate with nuts is my favorite!

Denise said...

I found you from one of my favorite pages..Sew Many Ways. Nice place you've got here! I love white chocolate with coconut..addictive. Thanks for sharing what looks to be a very pretty treat.

jan said...

Congrats on your blogoversary! I follow via BlogLovin! I love ALL chocolate - one of my favorites is orange chocolate, no wait chocolate covered cherries, no I mean, mint chocolate, geez chocolate covered chocolate! there that ought to do it!
:)

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SoozeM said...

Mmm yum!!! Fabric and chocolate, it does not get any better!!! I love white chocolate with anything, the more white chocolate the better!! And I am following you via email!!

Adrianne said...

I'm a new follower, via bloglovin, and my fave chocolate (at the moment, anyway) is the Whittaker's cornflake slabs. Cereal is healthy, right?

Leonie said...

ooooh exciting! I follow you via bloglovin and my dashboard and my fav flavour is peppermint chocolate... noms!

Barbara @ Nähtante Quilts said...

Hi, I came over from your guest post at Freshly Pieced, and I'm a new follower of yours on Blogger.
My favourite type of chocolate is 85% cocoa with chili flavour.
Thanks for the chance!

Siobhán said...

I'm a new follower, came over from Freshly Pieced, and I follow through Blog Lovin'. You're a banking lawyer--how cool! I'm going to send your blog link to my daughter, who aspires to be the same once she takes the bar exam.

My favorite chocolate flavor would be milk chocolate with caramel. YUM.

highwaycottage said...

So nice to discover a new quilt blog based in NZ, I'm going to follow you in blog loving. Love the Hello gorgeous, I haven't stumbled across it before. As for chocolate, I like almost any, much to my downfall.

highwaycottage said...

So nice to discover a new quilt blog based in NZ, I'm going to follow you in blog loving. Love the Hello gorgeous, I haven't stumbled across it before. As for chocolate, I like almost any, much to my downfall.

remareis said...

I just found you blog and follow on bloglovin. Love the chocolate especially the dark chocolate. remareis at frontiernet dot net

remareis said...

I follow you on bloglovin. Love the chocolate, dark chocolate is my fav

Megan said...

Just popped over from Freshly Pieced and excited to look around. I would love to win the Hello Gorgeous and Chocolate, dark is my fav.

Teresa said...

Hi:
I am a new bloglovin follower. My favourite is the darkest chocolate I could find. Now I am going to read your blog, maybe with a piece of chocolate.

Juliet @ Tartankiwi said...

Yay a fellow Kiwi Quilting blogger :-) I follow you on feedly. I'm generally a dark chocolate fan, but every now and then I have a weakness for white chocolate (yum!)

Liane Radford said...

Hello, I'm new here also. Glad to have found you through Freshly Pieced and loved your guest post today. I am now following you through Bloglovin! As for chocolate, I love it all. But recently I had some milk chocolate with orange that was fantastic! (BTW - Love these fabrics!)

Lucy Casey said...

Love your quilts, love the chocolate and would LOVE the material! I had a good laugh reading your blog. Fellow Kiwi here although in the US now.

sarahquilts.com said...

I follow on Bloglovin- just found you today on Freshly Pieced.

My favorite chocolate is... any!

Kathleen O'Grady said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I follow you on Bloglovin and am not sure how I missed this post, but I have found it now. I adore Hello Gorgeous, it has such fun colors and prints.
I love all types of chocolate, milk, dark, with goodies in it or plain, yummo!

Shay said...

Hi! New follower on Bloglovin - and dark chocolate.... definitely my favorite!

Connie said...

What neat fabric and I haven't seen that line but really like it! I like milk chocolate and am following you with bloglovin, thanks!

Linda said...

HAPPY TO FOLLOW YO ON BLOG LOVIN'

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

Linda said...

HI! LOVE ALL CHOCOLATE!
ORANGE-FLAVORED IS GREAT TOO!
THANKS FOR SHARING!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

Tiffany said...

I am a new follower - from the US - are you willing to ship to US if I win? LOL

I love all types of chocolate, mostly white and milk find their way into my belly though.

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

I'm a new follower via RSS/Feedly... pretty fabrics and my favorite kinds of chocolate have something crunchy added (nuts, toffee, etc.) But I love all things chocolate too!

Quilting Tangent said...

Milk Chocolate and follow through Quilting Blogs.

Patti said...

I follow you my email. Chocolate? Well I'm a displaced Yank and am really ashamed to admit I only like Hershey bars with almonds.

Nita said...
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Nita said...

Well, thanks, I would love a lie-down and a cuppa tea (along with a big chunk of milk chocolate) - I'll be right over, lol!

dessie95 said...

Bring on the Chocolate and the great fabric

SIMPLESEW said...

Following with BLov and choc o love ! I love me a snickers..

Barb said...

I follow by email. Thanks for the chance. I love dark chocolate and prefer the finer European chocolates.

Schulz Family said...

I am a bloglovin girl and follow that way. Love the guest post over on Freshly Pieced, well done. I love Whittikers - all of it!! Have not yet tried to new L&P but we have been talking about it.

Winchell Clayworks said...

I follow in feedly, and I love a Hershey bar!

Amanda said...

I love a nice piece of milk chocolate!
I am a new follower via email, I found you from your post on Freshly Pieced - off to have more of a look around :)

Cindy said...

Just discovered you and bloglovin through Freshlypieced. My favorite chocolate is dark with sea salt. Love your blog! Thanks for a chance to win....and I wouldn't dream of bribing Princess.

Dawn said...

I'm a new follower via email and Bloglovin', "sent over" by Freshly Pieced :) Not sure I have a "favorite" chocolate, I just plain love chocolate! Would love to try your chocolate while making something with that fun charm pack! Crossing my fingers!! :)
gladystan dot dawn at gmail dot com

Laura said...

Bloglovin :) and... um, i always go Lindt cos Aussie cadbury is awful!

Stephanie @ Quarter Incher said...

I'm a new follower on Bloglovin
I love milk chocolate with almonds :)

Camilla said...

Nice to meet another NZ quilter, tho' this NZer is across the ditch, heading back to the South next year though!
Good stuff! Look forward to following your quilting travels!

Sarabeth said...

Love that charm pack! I like dark chocolate plain or with coconut or caramel the best.
Found you through Freshly Pieced via Thimbleanna here in the States.

Tamie said...

I'm following through Bloglovin. I love dark chocolate and have even converted my husband!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I follow you via Bloglovin.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

My favorite chocolate is dark chocolate with a little toffee crunch.

Qltr89 said...

I'm afraid to say it but this is my first visit to your blog. You are a guest at Freshly Pieced and I follow Lee's blog. I love plain dark chocolates; but, just so you know I live in the U.S. I understand if you can't ship the chocolates here. Thank you for the chance to win!

Mary said...

I love this fabric and of course love dark chocolate. Thanks!

Mary said...

Oh I follow your blog via email.

Bonnie Pfrimmer said...

I love your blog..You sound really friendly. This was my first time here and I signed up to follow you by e-mail. I came over from Freshly Pieced. That charm pack is beautiful.. Thanks for sharing.

Lucy Casey said...

Forgot to add that I am following you on bloglovin now and love any flavor of chocolate although mint ranks up high.

MaryLee said...

Hi - I am a brand new follower, using Feedly to organize my favorite reads.

I love dark chocolate and found some fair trade chocolates available in some UU churches. There's one with sprinkles of salt..... yum!!

made by ChrissieD said...

I follow you on Bloglovin and my favourite chocolate is Cadbury's Fruit and Nut :)

mc said...

I found you through you post on freshly pieced and subscribe via e mail. Love whittikers 5 rolled milk chocolate although trying to take a break from it! Am excited to have a quilter blogging and making such wonderful quilts so close to home.

Rachel said...

I'm a new follower, I follow you on bloglovin, seriously one of the best ways to keep all our bloggy information handy at our finger tips :) My favorite chocolate is dark chocolate with espresso.

Dawn Marie W said...

I am a new follower, thanks to your guest appearance on Freshly Pieced? Love your bog! I also love dark or milk chocolate mixed with caramel and crunchies. :-)

Dawn Marie W said...

Oops, forgot to say I follow you by email. Also, don't know how that question mark managed to take over my keyboard!

Julie said...

I am always so please to find a fellow NZ Blogger. I have only been blogging for 3 months. At this point the new L&P/White chocolate is my favourite - I have consumed a couple of the small bars this week. Now following you on bloglovin.

Have a great weekend.

Mitchgreen said...

Found your blog via Freshly Pieced, always like to check out fellow kiwi quilters.
Have been in Aus for many years and miss Pinky bars, you can find them in some stores but are not common.
Thanks for the chance to win.

Annette said...

Peanut butter and chocolate combinations are the best. I follow you on bloglovin'!

Dona said...

My daughter is having a baby soon so a little chocolate in the waiting room from a quilter will be just right! Of corse, looking over some new charm squares and trying to decide what to do with them is pretty awesome while munching.

Dona said...

My daughter is having a baby soon so a little chocolate in the waiting room from a quilter will be just right! Of corse, looking over some new charm squares and trying to decide what to do with them is pretty awesome while munching.

SashaGirl said...

Hi - I follow you via Net Vibes! My favorite chocolate is dark with orange.

Paula said...

Congrats and thanks for the chance to win. I follow you via Bloglovin. When it comes to chocolate it's all good but I do love anything with lemon.

Robin Iorio said...

Dark chocolate truffles all the way! I've so enjoyed discovering your very entertaining blog & am looking forward to another 6 months! Congrats. I am now signing up via email.

Karrie S said...

I follow Bloglovin-karrie smith

I love Godiva chocolate anything