August 08, 2010

The BIG Pink Fig GIVEAWAY and the Festival of Quilts!


What in the WORLD am I talking about?

Read on...

This is big for me! For as long as I can remember I have dreamed of traveling to Europe and I finally have a chance. My name "Chelsea" came from when my dad use to live in Chelsea England when he was teenager. He always talked to me about it when I was growing up and how much he loved it there. We use to watch Wimbledon as a family and I longed to go and watch the Pro tennis players smash the ball and mess up those pretty grass courts! What I wouldn't give to meet Rafa Nadal. Oh, and the strawberries and cream! They must be divine when you eat them in England! As a little girl I loved watching Princess Diana on TV and was mesmerized by her and her surroundings. Now that I have grown up I still feel the same, but it's directed toward Harry Potter! And Paris! Who doesn't want to go there? I'm mostly excited to eat the amazing food that I have heard so much about, but I'm sure my visit to Versailles will be the highlight. I can already tell I won't have nearly enough time in France, so I guess I'll just have to go back next year. I have butterflies just talking about it! I hear the Festival of Quilts is quite a show and it is expected to draw in around 35,000 people from all over Europe! My friend Amy Butler is going too, so I'll share a little bit about her and snap some photos. You can never get enough of her.

We will start our trip on the 14th in Paris, then we'll head to London, and finish up at the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham. I don't want to go into to much detail so you'll have something to look forward to, but for the duration of my Holiday/Work week I will be posting updates of all that I do! Starting on August 14th you can follow me on my journey, see the sights, see the food, and see a little bit of me and my mom traveling around France and England. I would love to hear your comments on what we are doing and what you think of the trip!

For each and every comment you post on any of the posts between August 14th and August 22nd, you will be entered in a drawing. A fabulous, incredible, out of this world drawing! The Winner will receive a gift box filled with goodies from my trip, a yard of each design of my new fabric collection Miss Modd (available in October), and one of each of my 2010 patterns! That's about 18 yards of fabric and 7-8 patterns. Holy Moly!

There will be 3 runner up prizes which will include one of each of my NEW fall patterns and some sample fabrics. Not too shabby! You don't have to be a follower for this contest, but it sure is a lot easier to stay up date if you do follow me. You can start by clicking on the link on the right side bar.

I have one more offer, but this one will cost you.

I have an amazing brother, who owns and amazing tour business, and he and I have been putting our heads together for an amazing trip that YOU can come on! Mark you calenders for August of next year because I'll be doing this trip again and I would love for you to join me!

Here are the details:

We will be gone around 10 days visiting all of the sights of London England and the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham. There will also be a Paris extension for those of you who just can't stand be that close without taking a peek. I will be your tour guide and I promise you, we will have the time of our lives! The price and details on how to sign up will soon be announced so keep checking back and watch for the logo above to show up on my side bar. When it's up, you will be able to click on it to view the details of the tour.

Please come!

Don't forget to check in on Saturday for the start of The BIG Pink Fig GIVEAWAY and postcards from my trip.

xoxo,
Chelsea


43 comments:

Kathleen Gallaher said...

Wow! How exciting! I can't wait to hear all about your trip and see your fabric! Whoo hoo!!

Ginny said...

Oh my goodness!! That WILL be such a fun trip!! And the giveaway....AWESOME! Can't wait to read about your travels. have fun:)

Virginia's Looking Glass said...

What a dream! I cannot wait to see what you come back with... You live the dream we have all been dreaming....Europe and Fabrics... Exactly what I think heaven will be like!

Amy Peacock said...

This is so exciting! The food is amazing everywhere in Europe, so indulge and enjoy!

Tarrah said...

How amazing!! I have family in Birmingham that I've met here in the States, but how wonderful would it be to go visit them there?! Next year, you & me, Chelsea!!! Anyway, this year have a great time & report back asap!

Kerrie - Silly Frilly Kids said...

Ooh my goodness, you will be living my dream! (I'd not be able to resist a stop in Ireland too!)
I can't wait! :)

Sarah said...

How exciting, i hope you have a great time!

Janice Twitchell said...

What a fun trip!! I miss Paris so much!! You HAVE to go to the restaurant on Les Champs Elysees called Laduree. It is da bomb! Seriously, so yummy! THanks for the opportunity to enter in this amazing giveaway!! Have an fantabulous time!

DiDi said...

I absolutely LOOOOVE your patterns and fabric. Can't wait to see more!! Quilt show would be a wonderful stop!!!!

Denise Adams said...

WOW! I love your patterns and fabric and you are definately going on my trip of a lifetime! Hope you have a wonderful trip.

nic said...

oh hon, have a beautiful time! (and please swoon a little for me at the sound of a hearty british accent.)

Teoma said...

You are going to have so much fun! I went to Paris for a school trip, long, long ago. Can't wait to take my daughter!! Love your patterns. Thanks so much for all your hard work!

kris said...

how awesome!! have a fabulous time, england is near and dear to my heart, would love to go back!!

The Urban Child said...

Awesome! Can't wait to see the sights with you! Have a great time!

jednoiglec said...

I live in Europe, but I haven't ever been to Paris... I'm sure that you will like it!
Your giveaway is fabuolus!

Amy said...

WOW...this is so generous of you...what a wonderful giveaway! I went to London and Paris with my hubby 2 years ago. It was so much fun, I know you and your Mom will have a blast! I can't wait to hear about all your fun!

melifaif said...

What fun?!? I am so excited for you guys! And for our eyes....safe travels and much excitement!!!!!!!!!!

Ella Sophie Photography said...

What a dream trip that will be. Hope you have lots of fun and can't wait to read abou the trip.

Strictly Sewing said...

AMAZING!!! What a generous giveaway!! I hope I can be the lucky one! Can't wait to follow your trip. Are the kids coming too?

Amanda said...

Sounds so wonderful! I hope you have an awesome time!

Chacoy said...

Tha 14th is my b-day...so I can't wait, it will feel like I am Europe for it! YAY

tomiannie said...

Oh, so fun! Have a blast!

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Dana said...

Wow! that sounds like so much fun! I can't wait to read all the fun details! (and I have my fingers crossed for the amazing prize!)

bcre8uv said...

What fun! :)

Sara said...

what a dream come true!!! I can't wait for the tour!!

Paula said...

That is so awesome!! You will love it! Versailles will indeed be a highlight! It's amazing! If you get a chance to get out to Stonehenge I'd recommend it!! It was a favorite of mine!! Enjoy and safe journey! CAn't wait to follow you!!

Karen said...

So exciting!!! Can't wait to read all about it :) Question - ever since the switch over, for some reason I'm not getting your posts in my Google reader anymore. Wondering if there is a funky setting or something that I'm missing?

Stimpson Family said...

You will love Versailles, it's one of my absolute favorite places on Earth. If you get a free day while in France, take a train out to Fontainebleau, it is an unforgettable place. I can't wait to see the designs this trip inspires in you.

Bon Voyage!

Stephanie Cameron said...

I am so proud of all you have accomplished girley!! And I want a yard of all of your fabrics; WOW!! I hope you have a super fun time. I'll have to start the savings account for the trip next year...that would be super amazing! I heart France!!

Christi said...

man i envy your trip. sounds so exciting. i have always wanted to go to europe. Hopefully someday...

the giveaway is beyond awesome!

christi s.

The Mays Family said...

I am feeling both excited for you and envious of you. I was born and raised in Scotland and have lived here in TX for 6 years next month. I miss it so much. I will be reading your blog every day to see what you are doing. France and England are both wonderful places to visit and I will definitely be watching out for the big giveaway. Have a great trip.

Melina said...

Wow-Europe!!! That is so incredibly awesome!!! Please keep us posted with lots of yummy pics-so we can be world travelers too!!
Okay, and the giveaway sounds TDF!!! I SO want to win-got two girls myself, and two nieces, and would definitely put the fabric and patterns to excellent use!!

Diane in AZ said...

Have a wonderful trip. Your adventure will be my escape from the never ending Arizona summer heat.

barbara burkard said...

how exciting for me to FIND you as you embark on this delicious expedition!!! Woo hooo!!! (and the little sweet ones around here that call me nonnie will LOVE IT TOO!!!)

simplyniki said...

Too exciting!!! Hope you're able to take it all in. Maybe you'll even find some fresh inspiration. You're one of my favorite designers...can't wait to follow you along your journey!

Allie said...

How wonderful! Keep us posted on your trip. My daughter just finished a semester in France; she travelled all over Europe and visited many of the sites you mention. Have a ball!

Cameron Murphy said...

Wow! I'm excited to follow along. Wish I was there though. Next best thing I guess. :) Hope ya'll have a BLAST!

Joy said...

Your trip sounds like it will be a great adventure. I would love to see all of those places. Hope you have an awesome time!!!

audreysattic said...

What a spectacular trip! Cannot wait to hear all about it. Thank you for offering this fabulous giveaway!

gina said...

Oh how exciting and fun! I've never been to Europe so be sure to take lots of pictures to share with us!

Hugs,
Gina

pinkparpasoldesigns said...

Chelsea, I am so happy for you!Have an amazing time!

Sarah Norman said...

Have fun! BTW, I just made the Mish Mash skirt yesterday for my 4 year old. She won't wear the A line dresses anymore - she says they are for babies. She loves her new skirt! Next up is the Nie Nie!! I'll send photos in a few weeks.