Sunday, March 13, 2011

CQ Lace Give Away & Bird Blocks

A little birdie told me the other day that spring is on the way. I sure hope so! The first sign that this might be so is that the snow has finally melted. It's not a pretty sight but I can close my eyes and just imagine in about a month that the earth will start to turn that beautiful shade of spring green and soon after, the flowers will start popping.


When not dyeing lace, I have been trying to get caught up on my CQing swaps. I'm currently in a Bird Themed CQ RR and just finished this cute little block for Connie (6") - don't you just love the bird theme?


Another bird block - embellished for Janet:



I am hosting a CQ One on One Block Swap over ont he HGTV Quitling Forum and pulled Rose's name to make a 12.5" block . Rose wanted a garden theme for her block so I began by cross stitching a little bird house to use as the focal for her block. I've been working on it off and on and will have it done in time for the March 26th due date. Sorry, I can only show you a peek as it is a surprise.




With spring coming and birds being the theme I've been working with, I thought I would use them as a theme for my CQ Give Away.

Ok, so I fibbed a little. In my last post, I promised a Give Away to celebrate my 300th Sale on Etsy. Well... here I am a little late BUT I can now say I am 1 sale away from my 400th Sale! I am so excited and want to thank all of you for supporting RavioLee Dreams. The past two weeks have absolutely insane! I've been working nonstop at keeping up with the orders and am having so much fun meeting so many wonderful ladies with so many talents. I have tons of pretties to upload this week and have scheduled another 4 day dyeing marathon for mid week so please stop by when you have the urge for a lace fix.
For the Give Away I thought I would combine a bird theme with the laces.... something "spring", something colorful. I've put together a cute little glass jar with a bird top and embellished a piece of lace as a little wrap for the jar just for you. The jar is filled with 11 pieces of dyed lace, 5 purple vintage glass buttons, a pretty vintage rhinestone button, and 3 adorable bird charms.
As my way of saying thank you, all you need to do to enter is leave a comment. If you would like two chances , become a follower. (post a second time that you did). That's it. I will announce the winner (pulled by random number) on Sunday evening March 20th. Please be sure to leave me a way to contact you should you be the winner.


Sorry about the picture quality - I think its time for a new camera. Any suggestions?

109 comments:

  1. You do such lovely work, It's always a pleasure to come visit here.

    heatherdpear at hotmail dot com

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  2. What a lovely giveaway! Spring will surely be here soon, but it does seem to be taking it's sweet time doesn't it? I have a new camera I love, a Canon Rebel. I am not sure how to use all the bells and whistles but it does take nice photos.
    Deb

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  3. Spring Spring Spring Spring Spring Spring Spring Spring


    I love the thought of Spring!!!

    ...and love the beautiful laces you create!

    Nearly 400 Sales! Yaaay!!
    Good Job, Nicki!

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  4. Congratulations on the sales!! I am so happy for you that your Etsy shop took off like mad :)
    We had the "spring forward" now surely spring won't be far behind!
    Like Deb, I have a Canon Rebel that can do a whole lot more than I typically use it for. Love it!
    Thanks for the chance to win some of your gorgeous treasures.

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  5. Congratulations with the shop! You have WONDERFUL laces! I love them!

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  6. I knew you would do well with your laces because they are so pretty.

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  7. I left a comment as Linda today at 5:55 pm. It is me warm buns from hgtv mb.

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  8. I just love your work !
    So inspiring....
    Wish I could take a class from you ~
    Karen

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  9. I am now a follower. I thought I already was. I am a follower as
    quiltsewpieceful. I am Linda aka warm buns from the hgtv message board.

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  10. WOW Nicki Lee all that is in one give away!!! You are very generous and I just LOVE your laces!

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  11. And I can't believe that I'm not a follower of your blog already??? BUT I am now that is for sure!!!

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  12. Scrumptious, gorgeous, yummy...Your lace, your work, inspiring as always.
    I wish Spring will soon come. It must be so hard not being warm, and not being able to see bright colour.
    i am bluing like mad here!!!he,he.I now have a whole box of blue lace, fabric, charms etc.

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  13. I finally figured out how to get here~a computer person I am NOT...Anyway, those spring laces look wonderful! Put me on the list twice because I figured out how to be a follower too!

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  14. Yep! We all love your lace. 400 sales? Wow, we're keeping you up at night! LOL! Thanks for a chance!

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  15. To win some of your beautiful laces would be great. The folks who receive any of your CQ squares should feel special. Your work is wonderful.

    llcp48 at yahoo dot com

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  16. UPDATE!! WOW WEE! I just hit 400 Sales!! As a little surprise to my 400th customer I just put together a little surprise package of lace for her. Guess this week is going to be one crazee Lace Dyeing week!

    Thank you all for your support and for loving what I love to do... spread the color... spread the lace.

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  17. I am a follower.

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  18. Congratulations on the Etsy success! What a fun giveaway. I would love to enter. Happy Spring!
    Barb

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  19. I think we all need Spring NOW! I love all the bits you have accumulated for your generous give way!

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  20. Wow Nicki Lee! This is a great give away. Thank you in advance for when I win, LOL! I really do want to win some of your beautiful laces and all you are offering. I love the way you dye your laces. I'm lucky I get to meet you in a couple of weeks in CT. I can hardly wait! Will you be vending there? Please put me in for the draw to win. I really want to win this! I do, I do, I do, I really do! :) Hugs ~ Ing from CQI group & in S. Cali.

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  21. Love your work and color choices for dying lace.

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  22. Hi again! I was gonna tell you in my first comment that I had signed on as a follower, but I guess I'm so excited to win your great give away that I forgot to tell you. Sheesh.. I couldn't beleive I wasn't already, but... I am now!!!
    More Thanks and Hugs ~ Ing

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  23. I just purchased my first lace pieces from you in your Etsy store and am sooo excited. Can not wait till they come in the mail this week. I am off to become one of your new followers! Thanks for the chance at your giveaway!

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  24. Your laces are so lovely! I recently had to get a new camera, and ended up with a Panasonic Lunix DMC-ZS5. The more I use it, the more impressed I am with it.
    Beryl

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  25. Oh brother - that's Lumix, not Lunix.

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  26. Nicki Lee your laces are beautiful and yes I am a follower. Glad to read that your store is doing wonderful.

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  27. My azaleas are blooming ........so it must be Spring!!! I love your work and your blog is great!!! Your dyed laces are simply beautiful!!! Big Texas hug, Josie

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  28. What a wonderful way to welcome in Spring, your lace is beautiful..

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  29. I love your latest giveaway! I think lace is one of my very favorite things--there are so many different patterns and colors--and this prize including your beautiful laces would be a dream come true! So many projects I can think of to do with it! Thanks for the chance to win!

    kathy.bruner@hotmail.com

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  30. I am also a follower of your lovely blog!

    kathy.bruner@hotmail.com

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  31. I so love your laces and all your CQ handwork pieces of art. Libby

    harris 7309 AT bellsouth DOT net

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  32. Hello Nicki,

    We're going the other way here, heading into autumn!!

    I loved your previous post of "drowning in lace". I would love to have that problem. I've never seen lace like those in the photo's you showed.

    I would love a chance to be a part of this spring giveaway.

    Regards,

    Susan
    W.Australia

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  33. Love your embellishment and the giveaway prize is gorgeous!

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  34. That little bird jar would look so lovely on my work desk.

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  35. I'm following your lovely blog.

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  36. Who could resist signing up for this giveaway? I love your dyed lace, it has been wonderful to use on my CQ's!

    May I please please have a entry into your giveaway:)

    P.S. Your work on the RR blocks is gorgeous:)


    Ann Flowers
    flowerscrazyq@gmail.com

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  37. I am a follower of your blog:)



    Thank you so much for offering a giveaway!

    Ann Flowers
    flowerscrazyq@gmail.com

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  38. Oh my, could be so wonderful to win! I so much admire your laces. Of coure I am follower.

    Hugs!
    Ritva

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  39. Would loooove to win those gorgeous laces!

    Ritva

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  40. Thanks for offering a give away Nicki! Cute, cute, cute!

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  41. I love your birdies and your quilts. My favorite colors; hope I win.

    rwrw@comcast.net

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  42. How pretty and spring can never come too soon for me! I am a follower of your blog and wold love a chance at winning your drawing! Thanks so much!
    Lynn....
    sunnysmiles1951@yahoo.com

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  43. Ah, Nicki, I just heart your laces. Each more beautiful than the last.

    Saw huge flocks of geese this weekend - a sure sign that spring will be here very soon!!

    Already a follower!

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  44. Gorgeous! A pro photographer who also teaches recommends Canon cameras as best thanks for chance to win.

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  45. I became a follower. Thanks hrshmari@ aol.com

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  46. The cross stitched bird house with flowers is really cute! I like to add xs to my cq also! great job as usual Nicki!

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  47. Congratulations on your etsy shop success. It is very well deserved.

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  48. Beautiful I know that Carol in AL and I would love to get our hands on anything to do with birds. We get together at least a couple of times a week to stitch/shop for fabric together. Joyce in Mobile
    lsubookwrm@hotmail.com

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  49. Beautiful work. Carol in AL and I really enjoy birds and you've got a plethora of them today. Thanks. Joyce

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  50. I love your work and hope to be able to embelish blocks like you do some day. I am already a follower.
    Gita/Bubbygigi
    quiltnb@hotmail.com

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  51. Nicki~
    Love your beautiful laces!! You do the most gorgeous things!!

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  52. Very talented lady - my favorite etsy shop for sure - and an extremely nice person to boot!!

    Congratulations on your success Nicki - I'm very happy for you!!

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  53. Anything that promises that the 3 feet of snow in my yard will be gone soon is very welcome. We've had the worst winter in 30 years here. So winning your lovely giveaway laces and goodies would cheer me up immensely

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  54. I am so ready for spring and the colors and theme you have chosen for your giveaway is perfect! Congratulations on the sales - WOW. I would love to be included in your giveaway. Thank you so much. Connie

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  55. I am drooling over your lovely giveaway, Nicki Lee! Pick me! Pick me! I'd love to win! Congrats on getting so much well-deserved exposure with CQ Gatherings, and over 400 sales! Yay!

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  56. And I am a follower. Couldn't pass up the chance for a second opportunity to win your giveaway. Thanks!

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  57. I really want that bird jar.

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  58. I have been a follower for a long time, I hope that counts.

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  59. That is the cutest little jar! Congrats on doing so well with your shop. Should I win you can reach me at swolfe44 at verizon dot net. I'd love to be so lucky!
    SusieW

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  60. Your work is gorgeous. You have much talent. The giveaway is lovely. Spring is my favorite time of the year. Been wanting to get started in CQ.

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  61. What a wonderful way to entice an early spring. Thanks Audrey

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  62. Your work is awesome. When I see birds in my yard, I know spring is on its way. Birds are such a wonderful, colorful sign spring is on its way.

    impitsy@hotmail.com

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  63. I love coming by here and seeing the lace you dye and what you are up to....this is so lovely a giveaway...thank you....

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  64. I am already a follower of yours.

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  65. what a great giveway. I would love to be part of it. Dee in Idaho.
    shawfox1@yahoo.com

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  66. Lovely laces, Nicki.
    I follow but not officially.
    I'm having fun in the bird themed DYB also.

    Cathy L

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  67. Your laces are gorgeous as always and your projects look great!
    See you next month! Bjeannes

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  68. I would love to win the give-away! Birds are my FAVORITE thing to quilt, and when I was a child I wanted to be an ornithologist. Thanks for giving me a chance to enter.

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  69. Gorgeous give-away! Please put my name in the hat. Thanks, Debbie (Maine)

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  70. Oh and I also became an official follower! Debbie (Maine)

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  71. The laces you have on your site are fabulous stuff! In fact, I've never even seen anything this good, since I've been going to JoAnn and buying very small lace by the yard to add into blocks. I'm a very new crazy-quilter, and I'd love to be entered into your drawing.

    deerothgarden@yahoo.com

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  72. The laces are wonderful, as I very well know since I am lucky enough to have some. AND hoping to get more in April. The little bird vase is so cute.

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  73. I am a follower, been for a long time.
    :O

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  74. Wow, Nicki Lee, I'm late to the party! Look at all these posts! Obviously, everyone loves your laces!
    Also love the bird CQs you've made!
    Congratulations on all the sales! No surprise! :-)
    Hugs, Diane

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  75. I love your use of colour. It's vibrant yet subtle at the same time. I always think that must be very difficult to achieve. I would love to have a chance to take part in your giveaway. Thank you

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  76. Love all your bright laces. Congratulations on your etsy shop.
    Sarma

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  77. The laces are very beautiful. weaver.raelyn@yahoo.com

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  78. Awesome giveaway!! Love your laces and would LOVE to win the prize! :)

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  79. I'm now a follower!

    PS...This is Shawana (HGTV). :)

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  80. Hi Nicki

    Your lace colors are just luscious.

    Please enter me in your giveaway and I am already a follower.

    See you in CT.

    Hugs

    FredaB

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  81. Nicki... I am so proud of your success with your laces!! You rock girlfriend!!

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  82. I am already a follower of yours! :)

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  83. Your work is so lovely. Nice giveaway

    ~Joanne~

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  84. Hi Nicki Lee, I am a follower of your blog. Congrats on the 400th sale. Your laces are wonderful.

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  85. Love your work. Can't wait to see you again.

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  86. Hi Nicki. I just love your dyed laces! The idea of a spring theme is fitting. I think it's just what we need after a long dreary winter. As for the camera situation, I own a large Nikon. I love it, it's perfect. I can comment back with the exact model.

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  87. Oh, what a beautiful giveaway. Love the bird jar and your laces, they make it feel like spring.

    Julie Cistone

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  88. Love all the pretties I received yesterday...can hardly wait to embellish my first block using them. Waiting patiently (yeah right) for my new orderto arrive. Will definately keep you on my "to buy" list.
    Donna

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  89. Guess my first comment didn't get there. I'm in love with all your wonderful dyed lace. Please enter me in your giveaway.
    Grovenore

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  90. I just found you - what lovely lovelies!!!
    i have an addiction to pretty things - would love to enter your drawing!

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  91. I am now following!!
    can't wait to explore your blog!
    :)

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  92. Wow the bird jar is pretty but the lace is outstanding. Love to see what you do. Had to come over from hgtv boards to check this out.

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  93. Forgot to add that here I am fernbell over on hgtv am lionpride. Did also started following you. Don't know why I didn't before as like to come back every so often to see what more pretties you are making.

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  94. What a lovely way to start Spring. Thanks for the chance to win your pretties.

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  95. I enjoy your blog very much and also love dying lace. What's not to love!
    Your swap pieces are lovely. Linda

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