I am so delighted to be a part of the American Made Brand Blog Hop. Celebrating the new Solid fabrics from Clothworks made here in America!
This blog tour is celebrating all things made here in the USA,
with 50 bloggers
representing 50 states
and hosting 50 giveaways!
CLICK HERE to learn more about the fabric!
I've visited about 3/4 of the states, and I've lived in 4 states (some more than once). Plus I've lived in two other countries besides the USA.
My family lived in 8 different homes during my growing up years. After I left home I lived in 8 more homes. That is 16 different spots to call 'Home'.
When Gregg and I moved to Virginia we never assumed we'd stay here. I love new places and love the adventure of moving (yes.. really I do)...But somehow, we never left. I've been here about 30 years and Virginia is now my home.
So many people we meet on travel tell us they LOVE Virginia. It's so GREEN they say... and really it is. We have all the seasons and MOST years it's not too cold or snowy in the winter. But the summers can be wicked humid.
And I do believe we have the most amazing number of days of sunshine (except this year.. but hey.. whose counting... cough... cough...)
I am in Northern Virginia just outside Washington DC. It is very busy here and I have a LOT of neighbors.. over 1 million in MY county alone.. the same in the counties near me.
But being very Urban doesn't stop us from enjoying all the good things in life, like being city farmers.. ha!! We have a real farm with baby animals and a active 4-H just 10 minutes from my home. And my neighbor has chickens (yep!). Plus we see fox and deer trotting through my yard.
My favorite slogan of ANY state is the Virginia Tourism Slogan "Virginia is for Lovers". I went on Ebay and bought some vintage bumper stickers.. it was SUCH fun to find them!
There are loads of things 'Made in Virginia'.. but one you might not guess is that the Mars Company has their headquarters in the next town over from me! CLICK HERE to read an interesting little article about the company.
Another thing you might not know is that Virginia is one of the top states for personalized plates... HELLO quilt plates! This IS my license plate.. no photo-shopping.. it's the REAL DEAL.... mushed bugs and all.
PLUS we have a Quilt Museum!! CLICK HERE to learn more about it
For the blog hop I decided to create a personalized license plate just like my own for the hop. I added a home with a heart, as I have finally found my spot here in Virginia.. plus the beautiful dogwood bloom, they were spectacular this year!
JUST incase you don't want to use my name..... I have given you the letters for Virginia or just creating a cute dogwood block.
This is day 5 of the tour, be sure to go visit the first 4 days, then continue for the next 4 weeks visiting Mon - Friday! EVERY stop leave a comment for a chance to win one of the 50 bundles to be given away!
The schedule is here for all 50 states http://americanmadebrand.com/blogtour/
All the license plate blocks will be going back to Clothworks Fabric and put into an AMAZING quilt.. I can not WAIT to see it! This is Candice from Clothworks who created all this great fun!
Now for the Giveaway!
Since this is Friday and it's a Holiday weekend here in the US, I will select a name NEXT WED evening May 28.
I have TWO prizes to give away
A FQ Bundle of American Made Brand Solids from Clothworks
and this yummy prize of M&Ms, A vintage sticker AND ALL my leftovers!
Leave me a comment telling me....
What would YOUR Personalized License plate SAY?
or what DOES it say?
AND if you want a second change, sign up for my newsletter on the right side bar then leave a second comment telling me you did! (or that you already get it!)
Clothworks FQ Bundle to Barbie who wrote -
"NVR BRD" Never bored. It's a little joke between my husband and I in reference to having 9 kids. ;) I don't know how much my hubby would appreciate driving around the mini van with a quilting referenced license plate. I already added a crazy cat lady with a dozen cats vinyl decal to the back window just for fun. He doesn't think it's as funny as I do.
and MY prize to Kristin who wrote -
"I've always wanted vanity plates but I've never actually gotten a set. For a long time I wanted my military nickname, "Spoons" on there. (A 'Spoon' is a cook in the Army.) Really excited about these American Made fabrics."
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