Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Giveaway - Vintage Fabric





I need a little cheering up today. Won't you do me a favor & help me out by leaving a comment? Tell me a joke or send me a link to your favorite song or something awesome that you've seen on the internet lately. Or just say hello! I will randomly choose one winner from the comments to win this super cool set of 8 fat quarters from my vintage sheeting stash.

Do leave your e-mail address. It makes it so much easier when contacting the winner. International entries are welcome.

Enter through Friday & I will announce a winner on Saturday. Thanks my sweets!

161 comments:

Jona said...

I love this choire edition of one Lily Allens Songs. It just feels so great watching those girls (and some boys) sing and feel good about it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZjcfZ2pWtM
Hope you feel better soon!

Rachel said...

Oh My! I love love love these prints! What a sweet giveaway! Hmmm... I take pictures of ferris wheels sometimes. They make me happy. http://www.flickr.com/photos/moonflowerimages/4809564224/

My email is moonflowerimages@yahoo.com

I hope you have a lovely day!

Jo - To a Pretty Life said...

Ooh, pretty fabric! I especially like the brown one. A friend of mine just got her website up. I love her music and her voice.
http://www.erinmulcair.com/

I hope you are cheered up soon.
kilnashee@hotmail.com

Jennifer Dawn said...

Sorry to hear you are having a bad day. We should be giving you something, and not the other way around. :) I'll say a little prayer for your day to get better.

KaylaDanielle said...

I'm so sorry that you aren't having a good day :(
I know what those are like and I hope that it cheers you up to know that I love your blog! And that fabric would fix any of my bad days :) Thanks for the chance to win it!

Antje said...

Just saw your tweet...

You need to be cheered up? Maybe take a look at my funny little girl...

ttp://moby.to/juucik
http://moby.to/2h3seo
http://moby.to/ye4zms

Do you smile already?? It makes me smile anyway!!

Have a nice day!!

Miranda said...

I'd love to win these, that would really make my day! Here is a link to one of my kids funny sayings. http://sippycupsandfingerprints.blogspot.com/2009/05/wordless-wednesday_19.html
Sorry your feelin' down!

Brandi said...

Hope your day improves. The good people on the internet will help. Here's a joke.

It was a beautiful, sunny Sunday afternoon while Moses, Jesus, and another guy were out playing golf. On the first tee-box, Moses pulls out his driver and blisters a shot up the right side of the fairway, rolling fast towards a water hazard. Moses quickly raised his club, parting the water while his ball rolls through to the other side safely.

Next up on the tee, Jesus hits a really long drive right towards the very same water hazard. His ball came to rest dead center of the pond, hovering just over the surface of the water. Jesus casually walks out onto the pond, and chips it up onto the green within a couple feet of the flagstick.

Not impressed, the third guy steps up to the tee without taking any time and just randomly whacks at the ball. Rightfully so, the ball is hit with a nasty hook that clears the left OB markers and goes over a fence into oncoming traffic. It bounces off a truck's windshield hitting a nearby tree, bounces onto the roof of the greenkeeper's shed, back out onto the fairway and towards the same pond that Moses and Jesus hit. Before it gets wet, the ball ricochets off a small rock and bounces onto a lily pad on over the water when a bullfrog jumped up and ate the ball. Right at that moment, a bald eagle swoops down and grabs the frog, flying away. As it flew over the green, the frog squeals with fright and drops the ball right next to the flagstick, taking one bounce and landing in the cup for an astounding hole in one.

In disgust, Moses then turns to Jesus and says, "I hate playing with your Dad."

Lynne said...

I laughed when I saw this one... you have kids, you'll get it.
:)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ql-N3F1FhW4&feature=player_embedded

Gorgeous fabrics. I hope your day is getting better!
Thanks for the giveaway!

nikki said...

So, kitten blogs never cease to cheer me up, especially blogs about foster kittens, like: http://pitterpatsofbabycats.blogspot.com/ & http://www.theittybittykittycommittee.com/

Elizabeth Moon said...

I read "obvious tips for not so great homemakers" yesterday via Design Mom and it changed my life.
My favorite tip was to always assume the best.
ejnorris@yahoo.com
I love your blog!

Steph said...

My nephew made up this joke when he was about 4 years old (he's 13 now):
Question: Why didn't the bottom have no buns?
Answer: Cuz it didn't have no buns!

Thanks for the giveaway and hope you are feeling better!
steph2pigs at gmail

Donna said...

Hey Candace.
I saw this yesterday and I thought - what a brilliant use of an IKEA billy bookcase
http://craftblips.com/story/how-to-ikea-billy-bookcase-dollhouse/

Hope your day gets better.

kindredcrafters (at) gmail dotty com

hugs! and thanks for sharing such cute prints!!

Liv said...

Here's a classic from friends. What is green and says, I'm a frog? A talking frog.

Silly, I.know.

O (.) Moore (.) Art @ gmail.

Amanda said...

I hope your day is brighter..

Have you seen ugly face? It is hilarious...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLi1yWasNrU

or you can laugh at this guy's aerobic routine from 1989.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfdOM7LHl8U

Have a better day!

Amanda
ohdearwatson[at]gmail.com

Chloe said...

Here's a joke for you:

Q: What's orange and rhymes with parrot?

A: Carrot!!

chloedenny @ gmail . com

Megan said...

holy cow! i love all that vintage-y fabric. that's enough to brighten up my day.

Jenny said...

Sorry your having a bad day. Thank you for for the sweet giveaway! I know as a mommy to three, something funny always help cheer up my day when I'm stressed out. I don't know if you are a fan of Flight of the Concords, but they always make me laugh.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGes7FDmHAM

Jenny said...

Oh sorry, my email is cowboy.bunny.shop@gmail.com

Lindsey Pinsey said...

Dancing it out to Matisyahu always makes me feel better. I dont know if it is the beat of the inspirational lyrics but I always walk away feeling better. I hope that helps!
lnpowers20@gmail.com

hiotta2 said...

This youtube video always makes me smile.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qR3rK0kZFkg

I think the little girl is adorable and I love how much confidence she has.

I hope it makes you smile as much as it makes me. :)

Email: hiotta2@mailbox.winthrop.edu

janaetime said...

this is the song I've been listening to today and its put me in a great mood! hope it helps you: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8YCSJpF4g4

janaetime@yahoo.com

nobaddays said...

Delurking to say we all need cheering up some days. And I thought I'd send you a link to some cheery fabric I just bought to make baby goodies for a friend: http://bit.ly/d6rvFr ... also the doll I just finished for a doll drive for kids in Brazil: http://bit.ly/cPAy52

Thanks for the great giveaway!

Little Lizard King said...

You are so sweet!! I am obsessed with fabrics, and these are super sweet! Fingers crossed!!

Linkie Lueville said...

How can you NOT laugh at this?
http://connorkatemolly.blogspot.com/2010/07/importance-of-pausing.html

Hope the day looks up for you soon!

Stephanie Rose said...

my mother called today. she switched offices and asked that I send her a test fax, to makes sure everything was working. I sent this:

http://www.lolpix.com/_pics/Funny_Pictures_325/Funny_Pictures_3257.jpg

I couldn't resist. :)

Happy Wednesday.

s84whitley@hotmail.com

A. said...

How can I say no to that? :) I don't have any fab jokes today, but I do want to tell you how much I love your blog & your creative juices that you share so wonderfully all the time. I love your style and your way of expressing yourself!

Jaimie said...

Have you seen this amazing paper art? http://artyulia.com/index.php/Illustration Enjoy and cheer up! jechapman8@gmail.com

Sinta Renee said...

I had a flat tire on my way in to work this morning... and one of my favorite things to make me happy is music from the Sound of Music. I also love Simplify blog... it's just nice to kick back and view. On this page Camille has a video to watch of a Belgium Train Station that I love (has music from...yes, you guessed it)http://camilleroskelley.typepad.com/simplify/page/4/

sew nancy said...

I'm sorry to hear you are having a bad day.
I have been having some bad days lately too.

I've been listening to She and Him Volume Two a lot lately
and eating watermelon, apples and dark chocolate. I like to balance everything out. Sometimes even an hour alone at the garden center if you can manage it- flowers are the best.


I truly love these fabrics you are giving away. I made a quilt from vintage sheeting last Spring and if I win I have some projects in mind for these.
It is so sweet of you to offer them up. I'm sure the goodness will return to you.

Katherine said...

One elephant went out to play,
Upon a spider’s web one day.
He had such enormous fun,
That he called for another elephant to come!

I sing this to my son all the time.
I love your blog by the way. I read it daily. and refer tones of people to your tutorials.
and your crib sheet tutorial makes Great baby gifts.

Campfire Chic said...

Looks like a lot of people want to cheer you up!

When I'm feeling a little down, I watch the "laughing babies" youtube video. It's really quick, but totally silly: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yE6PNps5N9I

The fabrics are beautiful, by the way.

I hope you find some cheer from these comments :)

Shrie 'n Brett Spangler said...

A poem for you:

"The summer doldrums,
they creep up on you.
The hot hot weather,
it seems so still.
Just sip on some lemonade,
a shot of whiskey or two,
and blast those doldrums,
from here to Kalamazoo!"

Shrie
spanglyshrie@gmail.com
http://loandbehold.org

Amy said...

Aww...hope your day gets better. This blog makes me laugh. :)

http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/

The latest is especially funny if you own a dog. :)

Tanya said...

No link, but something that rarely fails to make me feel cheery is sitting on the porch with my kids, eating an ice cream cone.

Ira said...

Amazing choir (Perpetuum Jazzile):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05ip-N0H1Ig&feature=player_embedded

Not cute kittens or laughing babies, but makes me calm.

Hope you feel better and cheered up soon!

irka1974@gmail.com

Melody said...

Wow how generous ! I'll gladly help cheer up your day. One thing that cheers me up is Molly the Owl. She's just began sitting on a new clutch. http://www.ustream.tv/theowlbox

hibiscus_ballerina@yahoo.com

Kristi said...

so pretty! I have been thinking lately that I need to cut into my sheets, make some fat quarters, or quilts, or both! would love some additions!
kristill@hotmail.com

Mandi said...

a friend just introduced me to a new blog
http://organicdeals.blogspot.com/
coupons and good deals on orgaic food! :o)

mausman(at)cox(dot)net

Jessie said...

On the first day of kindergarten, my friend's daughter was instructed to draw a picture of her family to share with the class. So she did.... she got out her crayons and drew a nice picture of herself, her brother, and her dad...and an anatomically correct portrait of her momma!

I die laughing every time my friend recounts this story. Motherhood is pretty funny sometimes. Hope your day gets brighter :)

jessie@sweetjessie.com

Irina said...

hello!
I'd love to get some fat quarters to make something nice. I want to share this with you, it's very funny...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AjovHGK-TA

Leslie said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0Bx2phCINw

Maybe you've seen this but I loved it when I first saw it!

Happy Day!!!

Leslie
leslieagreene@gmail.com

Collaborations said...

My favorite peace and joy bringer---light some candles and take a nice long soak in a big tub!!

The Barnes Family said...

http://www.glamour.com/health-fitness/blogs/vitamin-g/2010/07/have-you-heard-of-toe-thumbs-m.html

I don't know why but this article made me crack up. A nice reminder that even super beautiful people have some flaws!

Ooty said...

what a lovely collections of beautiful prints - love it, thank you for giving out the chance to win this =)
I do hope you feel better by now!! When I get this blue, I go to Flickr pools and start with searching words as "cute" "love" "pure" "clear" I don't know why, but those words tend to calm me down =)
Give it a try ;)
Ooty

ooty.art@gmail.com

Cheryl @ a pretty cool life. said...

This is funnier (dumber?) in person:

Me: Have you heard about up dog?

You: No, what's up dog?

Me: Not much. What's up with you?

Ha. Hope your day gets better.

cls1981 (at) att (dot) net

michelou said...

I just watched this and it completely brightened my day: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TN3VtWwks4

Michelle
michelou[at]gmail[dot]com

candi said...

i have two fun things to share with you, this is my new absolute favorite song and video, something about home just makes me happy too!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4306i99LMXo

and then you gotta love byu's new spoof of the old spice ads...hilarious!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ArIj236UHs

hope this help your day get better! they have definitely helped mine!

candi
candihigs@gmail.com

Miranda said...

I take my first comment back, this is too funny. Saw it moments ago and knew I had to share it with you. It's sure to make you laugh!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0IHlcgNNBs&feature=player_embedded

Tracey said...

Failblog.org always makes me happy! Feel better.
tjwhite83(at)gmail(dot)com

marta said...

My three year old loves this knock knock joke:
Knock knock
Who's there?
Boo
Boo who?
Please don't cry!

martahallgren(at)gmail.com

Carrie said...

leslie hall on yo gabba always makes me laugh.

cfhogue@yahoo.com

Michelle said...

OK, here's one from my kids, who are clearly not old enough yet to understand how jokes work.

Knock knock.
Who's there?
Hot dog.
Hot dog who?
Hot dog with ketchup.


Yep, that's it. You didn't miss anything. There's no double meaning, but to watch a 4-year-old say it like it's the funniest thing in the world...that makes it funny.

Other things that energize me when I feel blue: cleaning out a closet, going thrift shopping, getting a slushie, reading People magazine, and getting lost in a new sewing project.

Hope your afternoon is brighter!

michmeehan@yahoo.com

Meg said...

My goodness... I can't believe that I'm doing this, but it's too good not to. Check out this video on you tube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AjWHStfKbw. The middle aged man singing this song is actually my dad. He wants to be a rock star, he really does. And it's a bit embarrassing to me to watch him up on stage doing his thing, but he loves it. So whatever makes him happy right? Oh boy... I hope that it makes you smile. My funny dad! I hope that you get feeling better soon!

naturallymeg at gmail.com

*TRINE* said...

What an awesome giveaway, I totally love that fabric patterns, those are sooo hard to find here in germany!!!
To cheer you up, check out this youtube video, it always makes me smile! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TA6ygtv69y0


xoxoxo Trine

Knotted Nest said...

Whenever I'm feeling a little low, I repeat the phrase "we are all capable of making greatness". It reminds me to keep at it...what ever it is : )

Beautiful fabrics! Thanks for the opportunity. Hope you feel better.

knottednest(at)gmail(dot)com

mel said...

I have 2 girlfriends expecting little bundles of girly joy this year. Been working on goodies for them. I could totally use these to pass along some love! Thanks!!
melani.mcneilly@gmail.com

K. G. said...

I hope you're having a good day. The last funny internet clip I saw was the delightful John Hamm on Jimmy Kimmel. http://jezebel.com/5592776/comedian-jon-hamm-does-his-act-on-kimmel

The Smith Family said...

wow...looks like you have lots of people out there that want you to cheer up...I am one of them! I hope that you are having a super duper day. :)

marcandlorie@embarqmail.com

Mish said...

This was simple, cute and funny. I hope it makes you smile. It helped me get out of my funk :) http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=156587067672&ref=mf

~Mish

oreo(dot)fairy(at)gmail(dot)com

Chris said...

I'll share a joke from my four year old.

"knock knock"
"who's there"
"cheese"
"cheese who?"
"cheese knock tooth"

No, I don't get them either...but he thinks they are hilarious.

Smile and the world smiles with you. :)

ringmaster said...

RAINBOWS!! they always make me happy and this guy seems really excited about them
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQSNhk5ICTI

heather (at) noise events (dot) com

Jaki said...

My husband was going out the other day and our 5yr old asked where he was going.. He laughed and told her he was running away.... As he left she ran to her bedroom window to watch and then came back looking sad... Not because he had run away, but because he hadnt.... "He didnt run away" she said sounding very disappointed "He didnt run at all... he got in the truck and drove away" :( .... They can be so cute ....

Hope your week is improving :)

Angela said...

Hope your day gets cheerier. Here's a joke that I giggle at every time I hear it.

Joe and Edna were an old married couple that have been married for about 50 years when they went to the county fair. Joe sees a helicopter giving rides and he turns to Edna and says "Edna! Let's go take a helicopter ride! I've always wanted to take a helicopter ride and I've never gotten to do it so lets go have a helicopter ride!"
Edna say's "Joe, that helicopter ride is $50! We can't afford that helicopter ride! $50 bucks is $50!"
Joe says "Edna! I'm 75 years old and if I don't take this helicopter ride right now I will never get another opportunity to!" Edna say's "$50 bucks is $50 bucks!"

Joe and Edna go back and forth like this for a few minutes, and the whole time the pilot of the helicopter is just standing there listening. Finally he walks over to Joe and Edna and says "Ok folks, I'll make you a deal. I'll take you up in the helicopter and give you a helicopter ride for free, but if there is one scream, one word, ONE SOUND coming from either one of you, you owe me $50 for the ride." Joe and Edna agree to the deal and go up in the helicopter.

During the ride the pilot starts to take it easy, but no sounds come from Joe and Edna. So the pilot figures that he is gonna get some kind of sound from them, so he starts doing every stunt he can think of. He goes sideways, up, down, in circles...he does EVERYTHING he can think of to get Joe and Edna to make a sound. Finally he lands the helicopter and Joe gets out and he says "Wow, that was amazing!" The pilot says "You guys did really well, I tried everything to get you to yell or scream or something and there was nothing! Not a peep! I guess the ride is on me!"

Joe says "Well, I was gonna say something when Edna fell out, but, after all, $50 bucks" is $50 bucks!"

whimsystamp@gmail.com

Kayanna said...

ooooo, pretty. i don't have those patterns so i'd love to win them to add them to my stash! :) sorry you're having a bum day. the only jokes i know are knock knock jokes that the kiddo tells me and that doesn't translate so well written down. lol!

pink and green mama MaryLea said...

Favorite Songs right now from Cirque Du Soleil "Norweg", "Joggin Gorgeous Summer" by Islands, "Cousins" and "Horchata" from Vampire Weekend.

Jokes:

What does a Frog Order at McDonalds?
French Flies and a Diet Croak.

and...

An ion walked into a bar and said "bartender, I think I left and electron here" the bartender said "Are you positive?"

Hope you're Smiling!!

xoxo MaryLea

smartypants said...

Whenever someone says they need cheering up the song "Cheer up Charlie" from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (the non-johnny depp version from the 80s) pops in my head....now it will be the ear-worm of the day!
:) Kimmie
kimlukcylisp@gmail.com

That Spoonful said...

Hello!

-Sarah

sarah.a.conley@gmail.com

smartypants said...

oops--that was supposed to be...
kimluckylisp@gmail.com ;)

Shelby said...

Great giveaway! "You're so vain" always makes me laugh because it reminds me of how to lose a guy in 10 days :) Either that or get dancing to shakira, whenever I'm just stupid I end up laughing really hard too :P

I hope everyone brightens your day! :)

srobinson8561 at student.bryan.edu

Bri Bri said...

My favorite joke:

Knock Knock.
Who's there?
Owls.
Owls who?
Exactly! Owls hoo. :)

BriannaJMcDonald@gmail.com

Pamela Nees said...

I leave you a scripture: "where your heart is, there your treasure will be". So guard your heart. From it all the springs of life flow.

Love your stash.

I'm a grandma of (soon to be) 8! And 3 of them girls, who I love to sew for!

MCH PHOTOGRAPHY said...

love the awesome fabric!

I am a total twilight dork., lovin the Eclipse soundtrack this is my favorite song right now.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-j6HFXUxd0

Alisa said...

Well, no joke here, but you're not alone. Yesterday was a terrible day around here and today is much, much better. Isn't that how it always seems to go. Hope all these comments cheer you up. Take care and thanks for the chance to win some wonderful fabric.

Leslie said...

being in a funk sucks... bigtime.
boo .....
happy music, lots of light, fresh flowers, and some time in the word... that does it.....

beautiful stash of fabric though.

this would brighten any lucky gals day.
leslieautumn(at)gmail(dot)com

Anna Marie said...

Jumper cable walks into a bar. The bartender looks at them and says, "Hey! Don't you two start anything!"

Jenny said...

Is everything okay or is it just one of those days? I hope things brighten up soon... "His mercies are new every morning..." tomorrow will be better!

I know exactly what I would use these fat quarters for!

Mrs. Sassy Crafter said...

Well, when I'm feeling low I just put some music on, and sing along, dance around the house so I can cheer up! if not, then I get on my knees and pray! Don't be sad! I love your blog and everything you create! YOU ARE A GENIOUS!!!!!!

thesassycrafter@gmail.com

wwwmrssassycrafter.com

Melissa said...

Ooh, just looking at your lovely vintage fabric makes me happy!

Well, the other day, I was just running around doing errands and feeling tired and worn out. I was in the grocery store and some guy's cell phone rang and it was loud and the ring-tone was 'Sweet Caroline' and it made me smile :) I love little things like that to break up the monotony of a rather hum-drum day. So, here you go:

'Hands, touching hands, reaching out
Touching me, touching you
Oh, sweet Caroline (da-da-daaaaah)
Good times never seem so good
I've been inclined to believe it never would'

melissa5880{at}gmail{dot}com

tong said...

You have to go and look up Maru the cat on youtube, he is the most hilarious cat you'll ever see. Trust me, you won't regret it. I'd leave you a link but I'm at work and youtube is blocked.

Valorie Wibbens said...

Hi Candace! Hope your day is getting better and brighter! I know i hate feeling blah too! Here'a simple joke my kids found that for some reason i just thought was too cute!

"What did the sushi say to the other sushi?'
"Wasabi!"

i know- silly but it did make me smile...lol!

valoriewibbens@yahoo.com
www.chocolatecoveredpolkadots.com

jen said...

ohhh, what fun!! i just posted about a new to me fun to me blog, over on my blog... link here...

http://itsmejen.blogspot.com/2010/07/meet-gary-and-elaine.html

jenfinh at yahoo dot com

Kristen said...

Sorry your having a bad day.. I hate when that happens... I hope this helps just a lil!!

Why shouldnt you play poker in the woods?

Because there's cheeeetahs (cheaters) haha!

Great giveaway!!! kmmcgarvin@yahoo.com

Chris Pessoa said...

well, I'm saying "goos night" because it's almost 1 am here and I'm really tired. :-)
I'll dream about these gorgeous quarters of fabric.

Danielle said...

I love these fabrics! here's a funny one...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-8Ihsccknw&feature=player_embedded

daniellephillipp@gmail.com

Dawn Trest said...

knock, knock.
who's there?
cargo.
cargo who?
car go "beep beep"

hope your day gets better...love the fabric

Dawn
dawntrest@gmail.com
www.hellodearie.com

angela said...

a link to the lyrics of my favorite song...there also may be a link to listen...it's Caedmon's Call and the song is called Sacred. Every mom should know this song. http://www.sing365.com/music/lyric.nsf/Sacred-lyrics-Caedmon's-Call/6A1FF7E1316AC41748257347000C2B8A

clotheslinechronicles@gmail.com

Jenna said...

you have to watch this video, its hillarious. it will definitely cheer you up! its about sleep deprived mothers by jim breuer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z03lwK8NaBQ

:>

NurseryLove said...

Looks like you have bucket loads of jokes and videos to watch, so I won't load you up anymore, but I will say that this is a fabulous idea to get a little cheering up, I often look to your blog when I need a cheer-up myself! I love your style (probably because it is exactly the same as mine) Every post you make is somehow a reflection of something I love. I also have 2 girls, I collect bright vintage pyrex, I have a pile of vintage sheet fabrics that I'm planning to make quilts out of for my sweeties beds, I can't ever pass up a great garage sale/thrift store find, and I adore seeing the fresh colors that I love splashed all over your blog when I sign in. You always make me smile! :)
Cheer up!!
♥ Rachelle
ShopNurseryLove@gmail.com

marysza said...

well i'm from Poland, so probably my Polish jokes won't make you happy.. but when i visited Ireland.. i heared a realy simple and short joke, which always make me smile.. (maybe because the person who told me it..). anyway i really hope it will make you smile :)

Why pirates are pirates?
- Cuz they arrrr!

it's really funny for me;p

my e-mail: marysza.fotolog@vp.pl

Carolina said...

Okay, I love the above comments... seriously laughed out loud after the $50 Helicopter ride! :D

Don't have a joke today... but I do have this:

When I was in High School, I joined the color guard (the tall flags/wooden guns at the front of the marching band). We would get to school at 5:00am to practice out on the football field... it was SO COLD (and very dark)! Then, the sun would come up, a new day would start, and it was beautiful.

I learned a lot being in the color guard... how to spin a flag and toss a rifle, I learned teamwork... and I learned that it is always darkest and always coldest right before an amazing sunrise.

Carolina

Laura said...

I hope you start feeling better. Here's a link to my new favorite commercial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5hGJ0g8OgQ

You can never go wrong with unicorns and glitter!

Ariane said...

I have a few jokes:
Knock knock.
Who's there?
Boo!
Boo Who?
Come on! You don't have to cry!!

What is the best time to go to the dentist?
Tooth-hurty!! (get it, 2:30)

Ha ha ha!! What?? These KILL with the 3 and 5 year old crowd...

Michele said...

Well, I was having a bit of a down day myself, until I started reading the comments on this post - there is some great stuff here!

To lift my own spirits, I made homemade strawberry ice cream with my 3 year, so that's my suggestion - make something yummy and enjoy it with your girls!

michelejudd@gmail.com

saganaga said...

you have such lovely vintage fabrics {sigh}

what i have to share with you today are some inspirational YouTube videos to watch:

kids art:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpunQZ4cUyI&

an amazing dance audition:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyr0e_wt_PA

some fun things this guy makes out of LEGOs:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucU_LTbza5U&

happy summer :)

Monica said...

i will tell you the joke that was on my daughters yogurt container

What do you call and sleeping bull?
.
.
.
.
A bulldozer
Ha ha ha!
Girldust@hotmail.com

Allie said...

i love this song! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryH5cga0yUI

hope it helps!

alliecraw@gmail.com

Malia said...

No jokes or good songs, but do cross my fingers that I get chosen for these pretty vintage finds! My crafty forte is babywear that is completely repurposed and doesn't require any new production of materials. Take a look:
http://mixedbabygreens.blogspot.com/2010/02/love-day-mixed-baby-greens.html

This fabric would fit right in!

Lori said...

U inspire me!! I hope u pick my number cause you make me want to learn sewing so bad! I want to make useful stuff for the house and wow my daughter with dresses and baby clothes!! I am going to begin sewing classes in august so those fat quarters would be handy and inspiring!!

email misspotsandpans@gmail.com

Grace Wong said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

This is one of my favorite japanese songs, it's very powerful and inspiring for me! Please listen to it! :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9UIGDISJIg&feature=related

shou.milk@gmail.com

angelina said...

hi there, hope you are having a nice sunny day!!:))

just a scrap of paper said...

I love your blog and all your wonderful ideas. You inspire me! thanks for the sweet giveaway.
jluca454@gmail.com

Elizabeth said...

Something that would make me feel better is organizing/color coding an amazing fabric collection like yours! Can you steal a half hour during your day for some fabric-therapy? :o)
(Or maybe you already did that since you are doing this giveaway!)

Hope you feel better and thanks for the awesome giveaway!

mcmastersgirl@yahoo.com
maddie-lus.blogspot.com

Megan - A Ruffle In Time said...

cute! i love fat quarters.. it's like tiny bits of goodness!! :)

missmegaan0608@aol.com

Andrea said...

This joke is courtesy of my daughter:

How do you make a tissue dance?
Put a little boogie in it!

Ha!

andrea (at) daffodilsanddaisies (dot) com

krmccord said...

Oh, those vintage colors are awesome!! I don't have any jokes, just stopping to say hi and I hope I win:) Thanks for the giveaway!

tk_mccord@hotmail.com

lindsey said...

I hope this brings a cheery moment to your day...Remember that Cosby episode when they try to teach Theo about the real world? They clear out his bedroom, give him $2000 of play money, and Ruby plays the president of the bank that won't lend him money AND the owner of the building that he wants to live in? Classic Cosby. It was on last night and it made my day. I always wished my parents would do that to me!

Lovely fabric...have a better week!

Maggie Mae said...

That fabric is so lovely! I hope this cheers up your day a little bit

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gINtHqwjr2M&feature=related

maggiebenoit22@gmail.com

Courtney said...

I had to laugh when someone put the up dog joke. My husband gets me with that joke about every 6 months! I fall for it every time.

Funny anecdote...

My son loves things that match. He's almost 4 and loves it especially when he matches his daddy. So one night they're in the bathroom and going to take a shower together when my son says, "Daddy, we match! We both have penises! But mine is skinny, and yours is hairy." We both cracked up laughing.

courtneykimsey[at]gmail[dot]com

devinkirsten said...

I'm always hitting up the local thrift stores here in South Florida with no luck on the vintage sheets front. GREAT giveaway!

Jeni said...

What a lovely day! I hope that the rest of your week is better! :)

This video makes me smile, hopefully it's cuteness will make you smile as well! http://dailybunny.org/post/810959841/via

jenib320@yahoo.com

Melissa at Perry Jayne said...

Hello. Sorry you're having one of those days. Hope things begin feeling better very quickly.

Love that vintagey goodness. I would be thrilled to win.

melissa_raie@juno.com

Thanks for the awesome give away. What better way to brighten your mood than to give to others.

Sara said...

This song makes me laugh like crazy - it is just a silly song about a cebu - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uv8Ej4CEoQ

saraerlinger(at)gmail(dot)com

Paula Kathlyn said...

I love the saying, "Wherever I go, there I am". It is always true and most of the time makes people laugh (either that or they just think you are weird!) :-)

felicia said...

Ok here are some videos (of my kids of course!) that might make you smile.

First, my baby girl dancing to Public Enemy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AU9LAnZ35qw


If that didn't work for you, there is nothing better than a baby laughing.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cA38VfDK6gI

I so love my kids! Even on the worst days they do things that make me smile.

3littlebirdsstitchco(at)gmail(dot)com

Katie said...

Hey Candace! Love these vintage fabrics...and love your blog. Cheer UP!! :)

Peach Rainbow said...

Hope this can cheer you up!

A man and his wife are awakened at 3 o'clock in the morning by a loud pounding
on the door. The man gets up and goes to the door where a drunken stranger stands in the pouring down rain.

"Can you give me a push?" he asks while hanging onto the door frame.

"Not a chance" says the husband -- "It's 3 o'clock in the morning!". He slams the door and returns to bed.

"Who was it?" asks his wife.

"Just some drunk wanting a push" he answers.

"Did you help him?" she asks.

"No, I didn't -- it's three in the morning and raining like crazy out."

"Well, you have a short memory" says his wife. "Can't you remember about three months ago when we broke down on vacation and those two strangers helped us? I think you should help him."

The man does as he is told and gets dressed and goes out into the pounding rain and calls out into the dark, "Hello, are you still there?"

"Yes," comes the answer.

"Do you still want a push?" calls out the husband.

"Yes, please!" comes the reply from the dark.

"Where are you?" asks the husband.

"Over here on the swing!" the drunk replies.

Melissa said...

"Home" by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros always makes me smile (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjFaenf1T-Y)

omydarlingblog(at)gmail(dot)com

erleperle said...

Some people say that chocolates helps, when you are feeling bad. Maybe it's worth trying...?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZn6WBWU_zI

Thank you for this generous giveaway. I hope, you are feeling better today.

moomi said...

i was reminiscing the other day and looking at videos of my now 4 & a half year old on you tube, this one makes me chuckle (both on & off screen) :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xaNlvpGiRM0

feel better soon sausage!
:) candice :)

(bradandcandicekay(at)bigpond(dot)com)

Shay said...

Hey Candace, awesome giveaway and you already have a billion comments! Amazing againg. So my favorite joke is lame and I am even lame-er for teaching it to Porter.
Knock Knock
Who's There
Freep
Feep-who?
Get it, like fre-poo... I am know stinks, but I have told that joke my whole life, it brings good memories of being silly with my Dad.

shayzrbeam@gmail.com

mandiegirl said...

I've got no jokes, so I'll just say hi! I love the bunting you shared in your last post! So sweet!

mandiesegura@gmail.com

Hanna said...
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Hanna said...

I have been loving the song Spanish Pipedream by the Avett Brothers. It is originally a John Prine song. I cannot seem to find the Avett Brother version, but here is the song! :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1N4HPj85vjw&feature=related
I hope you enjoy it!

mosc0037@umn.edu

Amy @ Creativity Finder said...

What a sweetheart to do a giveaway when you're feeling down. Hope things are looking up soon.
amo72 at ymail dot com

Brenda said...

Sorry you're feeling down. This video always makes my kids and I giggle, I love that little boy's accent.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OBlgSz8sSM

Thanks for the giveaway!
brendadeibel(at)hotmail(dot)com

Darci said...

the fabrics are very pretty, they'd be great for the kids aprons that i make

carrie said...

Love your blog. Love the fabrics. Have a fabulous day!

-carriechilton@gmail.com

Nancy said...

My hubby just surprised me a present...just moments ago he gave me my very own...

pistol...

yikes...

no small children live here so don't worry..

Emma @ emmanemhandmade said...

Hi! here is a funny thing I saw - check it out:
http://jezebel.com/5582562/clueless-secretary-makes-for-hilarious-office-email-thread

Hope you are feeling better!

emmanemhandmade at gmail dot com

katie said...

i hope you're feeling happier after all these comments! there are so many!

something that's making me happy right now are the old spice commercials. especially his personal replies to people's tweets on twitter. i still have a bunch to watch, but when i need a laugh, i just watch a couple. http://www.youtube.com/user/OldSpice

<3katie
[email: katie (at) haddox (dot) us]

K said...

This morning I was on the phone with a friend when I realized the boys were being rather quiet. When I went to check on them, my youngest was just in the living room, sticking his tongue out and making funny noises, completely amused. It reminded me it doesn't take much to be joyful.

kmomisme@yahoo.com

Holly said...

I am sorry you are having a bad day - here is a joke my 4 year old tells to cheer me up.

Why does the chicken cross the playground?
To get to the other slide!!!

I don't know if it is the joke, or the fact that she completely cracks herself up when she tells it, but it always cheers me up!!!

Feel better soon!

Holly

Travis and Teresa Wilson said...

Since you posted this a couple days ago I am hoping your day is better today. As for the fabric I am totally jelous of your vintage fabric stash I have had almost zero luck finding them around here.

tntwilson05@gmail.com

RetroWench said...

GAH! I just stumbled across this blog - I LURVE vintage fabric! Adorable! Hugs to you needing to be cheered up! Much love from a fellow vintage lover!

Katy~The Country Blossom said...

I'm so sorry you were having a yucky day. I hope it is getting better! :)
Something to make you smile...yesterday, my boys were looking at an I SPY type book and my one son said: "mom, wouldn't it be neat if this book were real and we could just jump into it?"...and all I could think was "yes, son, it would!" :)

Again, I Hope you are smiling now and I hope you have a lovely rest of your week!

thecountryblossom AT hotmail DOT com

ashleyd! said...

i'm totally obsessed with jack's mannequin right now. so much passion and push from his music... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sA8PaIw5gcE seriously love <3

ashleyarsenic at gmail

Lisa said...

Thank you for the giveaway. This is guaranteed to make you laugh -- The Evolution of Dance.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMH0bHeiRNg

lisaestrada AT yahoo DOT com

ohhhfire said...

hello!!
i would love to win these for my mom, she can make some neat items
ohhhfire@hotmail.com

ghislaine said...

Lovely fabric!

Hmm, how about something funny that my 3 year old said the other day? Here's a link http://www.gizzypooh.com/wordpress/2010/07/20/curiosity/

gizzypooh[at]yahoo[dot]com

Antonia said...

These fabrics look like the would love to travel all the way to Portugal!

anvazmu@gmail.com

LIZ said...

So random post. Nowadays, i am so excited waiting for announcement weather my abstract is accepted or not in a conference in Berlin :)
I am so want to go to Berlin on october and feels the fall breeze there (extra holiday after join conference absolutely) :)

email me :)
liz_crowny@yahoo.com
pintaliztiirene.blogspot.com

thankies for helding this sweet giveaway

Jane said...

http://www.tastespotting.com/
I found this website the other day, nothing like a little homemade goodness to cheer a person up.

So many Ideas not enough Time said...

WOW so many comments. I haven't been on the computer much for the last few weeks so I've missed a lot but I absolutely love vintage fabric and just can't pass up this opportunity to possibly win.
jennbenn1@hotmail.com

Bao said...

These are SO beautious!! Thanks for this giveaway!

giabao.ng @ gmail dot com

Rach_Spencer said...

Here is my new favorite song
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuq7RYQ8Wa0
Just Breathe -- Pearl Jam

Love the fabric

rachspencer@gmail.com

Joy said...

I don't know if it cheers you up but I saw that story about the right whale breeching onto the boat...thought that was pretty amazing. Love your stuff by the way. joyturner24@hotmail.com

Caitlin T. said...

such lovely fabric! i love vintage sheets!

this video always makes me crack up: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdhLQCYQ-nQ&feature=fvst

enjoy!

nitzan said...

i really love irish music and its allways cheer me...

a clip of a graet music and amazing landscape-
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x663s5_irish-music_music

nitzan.sc at gmail dot com

Katie said...
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Katie said...

I need some cheering up today so I came to your site! All your awesome fabrics and posters seem to cheer me up instantly. I don't have any jokes, so i'll just say hello! Have a nice day!

kmbsorensen@gmail.com

Robin said...

Love the fabric.
Here's the not funny that leads to the funny. Went on vacation and came back the puppy chewed a hole in the leather couch. Put a mothball in the hole in a baggie and she hasn't touched it again. Here's the funny. Daughter comes in the house saying it smells like a potta port when she was trying to say a porta-potty

robinribbit@yahoo.com

littlelamb said...

I'll just say hello. :)

ShellyStout said...

Oh how lovely!
great site: http://www.etsy.com/shop/shopvintagegirl

shellystout@cox.net

Amanda said...

We just had my baby's pictures taken last weekend, he was teething and there were some very, um, unhappy ones! This is my favorite 'I'm so pissed' photo! Maybe it's because he's mine but I think it's hilarious and adorable - hope it gives you a smile!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/46275423@N05/4808439481/in/set-72157624411666921/

Brandy said...

Your blog brightens up my day! Love the vintage fabric. Lovely.

sjones said...

Cute fabric!
I like your blog cute ideas but you don't over post, keep it up!
shantel h jones at gmail dot com

shayla said...

maybe you'll find this as funny as i did:
http://themeanestmom.blogspot.com/2010/07/case-of-missing-stamps.html

also, when i need cheering up, i like to buy things for myself. these arrived this week. :)
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41ByNpsYC5L._AA300_.jpg

andrea said...

Candace! Don't be sad....remember this!?? http://andinlovescambria.blogspot.com/2008/03/around-here.html I miss those days, and they make me smile when I think of them. Miss you my friend.

Leandre said...

Wow, awesome giveaway. More importantly, I love that you asked for cheering up from us. I was just sent this clip and laughed out loud, it is called "Dad Life" and it is on YouTube. I tried to copy and paste the link here, but it just will.not.paste. Sorry about that, but I hope you see it and enjoy!

lwaldojohnson at gmail dot com

pedilu said...

I just want to say »hello!« ;.)
The fabric would be great for some vintage clothes for my baby girl …
yarneedlo(at)googlemail(dot)com

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