Yesterday was winter solstice, which means as of today, the days start getting longer. Yipee! That's great
news if you ask me. So, to celebrate, (yes, I am serious, I'm celebrating!) I'm giving away a 2 charm packs of Kona cotton solids in the dusty
color palettes. I'll pick two winners, (one charm pack for each) on Christmas Eve. Here's to longer days!!! Hope you are ready for Christmas. :)
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Happy winter solstice to you and your family!
Love those colors! Merry Christmas! :)
YAY longer days! I can't wait!
yay for longer days returning!! maybe i can get back to sewing, since at the moment i'm having a hard time getting anything done once the sun goes down.
Wow! thanks for the giveaway chance. Merry Christmas!
So far, it looks like I'm the 1st, which isn't very lucky, but I'm always unlucky anyway! Happy Holidays & Aloha!
I would love to win!
Yah for longer days. It reminds me that spring will actually come.
Yay for longer days and pretty solids!
Thanks for being so generous!
I'm celebrating right along with you. I long for longer days. Thanks!
I can never understand why January and February seem so dark...it is the same amount of light as November and October but really? Doesn't it feel darker?
That was my philosophical moment of the day.
Thanks for the giveaway!
Merry Christmas! Thanks for a chance to win and brighten up these winter days!
Happy Winter Solstice! Thanks for the giveaway!
I am so ready for Christmas.
Bring on the days of summer. You must have a lot of snow. I'm in California and we've had 6 days of constant rain.
Thanks for the chance to win.
More sunshine is always welcome!
Thanks for the chance to win!
Happy Solstice! I, too, am celebrating longer days coming! :)
It's all downhill to spring now! lol
yeah! here comes the sun...
Yay! I'm excited for longer days.
the only bright side to long nights is more time to quilt! happy solistice. thanks for the chance to win.
Amen! it will be nice to have it get dark later than 4:30 :)
I try to remember that the darker days are times of reflection and renewal, but I also miss the daylight. Thanks for the giveaway!
Happy solstice! I would love to win a charm pack! Lynarri at gmail.com
I think longer days is a FABULOUS reason to celebrate!
I love solstice. And I love love love solids!! Thank you and happy holidays.
YEs! Happy Solstice! I'd take the Dark pack - thank you!!
I didn't know there were such things as Kona charm packs! Brilliant!
Happy Christmas to you Amanda Jean. :-)
Oh, yes, definately a reason to celebrate. And thanks for sharing that joy with 2 of us!
blessed.mama4 at yahoo.com
Happy Winter Solstice!
My brother got hitched yesterday so we were celebrating dawn till dusk!
oooooh, pretty. I'm so glad the days are getting longer!
I was a little surprised at how happy the fact that the sun will begin to set later and later made me yesterday. I'm definitely celebrating!
I have lots of kona solids, but, as I realized lately, most are LIGHT values. I'd love to win one of your charm packs!
that is definitely something worth celebrating! merry christmas
Yea! I'm ready for more sunshine!
ohh love the colours Merry Christmas to you and yours
Merry Christmas to you!
I love Kona solids!
Yes, longer days ahead! I hope I'm the winner for the dusty colors.
I never thought about the beginning of winter being when the days start getting longer. Thank you for a positive spin on the first of winter for me!
yay for longer days!! i just remembered that yesterday was the first day of winter...passed me right by!!
Ooooh! Bring on the longer days! I'm ready!
I've had my eye on that dusty charm pack for a while. :o) Fingers crossed!
So pleased that darkest day is over with! Bring on lighter brighter days soon please (we're in the depths of winter snow here in the UK!)
Thanks for the giveaway xx
Great giveaway! I'm ready for longer days...and I'll dream of spring from today on :D
I am so spoiled her in AZ, it gets dark around 6:00 and I think that's early! I can't even imagine places where it gets dark around 4! I love the colors, hope I win one of them! Here's to longer sunnier days :)
These colors are so beautiful! Thanks for sharing! :-}pokey
Winter solstice is also my anniversary. Even more reason to celebrate!
YIPEEEE!!! We celebrate this, too - longer days, um, yes!!! We read last night by candlelight - I love knowing we have more daylight hours today - I would like to chart it with my kids....so that they can see it! firstname.lastname@example.org
Yeah for brighter days ahead! THanks for the giveaway.
Oh, man, I have been looking forward to this day since about mid-September. Thanks for the giveaway, such pretty colors!
Dark colors are my favorite!! I could always use more for my stash :D For me, longer days means more time to sit at my computer, with a mug of tea, and talk to a friend in London.
I'm glad someone else is excited about longer days! I pointed out to my husband it was winter solstice and he just didn't get my enthusiasm. Love the colors!
Love them both!!! I'm all for longer days....
Well the days are getting longer now. Yea!
Love! Love! Love Kona solids.... and your blog! I was so happy when you came back from your mini retirement :)
ohmygosh...dark konas for longer daylight...YEAH! You rock, AmandaJean! I tell ya, it definitely does make a difference when the sun shines longer. Thanks for the opportunity.
I love those Kona solids...longer days mean more time for quilting!!
Enjoy your longer days....yeah
One more great thing to celebrate this season! Happy holidays!
cheers!! longer days!!
I prefer the 'dusty and dark' days of fall and winter, strangely enough. I prefer those colors too!
Merry Christmas to you and your family!
Thank you for the giveaway. I love the colors.
Thanks for the great giveaway! Merry Christmas!
Would love some of that fabric-what a great Christmas present!
The giveaway is crazy awesome! I also think it's great that the days are getting longer again. Happy holidays!
I've been cleaning out my sewing room in anticipation of having a little bit of time to finish up the last quilt top I was working on. I hope the solstice treated you well this year! I can't wait for warmer weather and MORE SUN! Thanks for the giveaway and the chance for some yummy Kona Cottons!
Yippee for longer days!
Amen to longer days! Especially here in the Pacific Northwest. Thanks for the giveway and Christmas blessings to you and yours!
welcome welcome solstice day! here here for more sun. if only it brought warmer temperatures with it.
Oh, I'd love the dark one. Thanks for the giveaway.
Here is to winter solstice, and winning oh please let me win this time.
I am ready for Christmas and for Longer Days :)
I so agree with you... I'm ready for spring!
I would love to win. How fantastic! Thanks for the chance.
Happy Winter Solstice!
Your generosity seems limitless!!
PS Does that mean that over my way days are now getting shorter?
Ohh, I like the shorter days just because then it's nice and cool by the time I get home from work! >_<
Thanks for the giveaway! :)
hooray for solstice! these colors look great for a mixed tape, which is on my 2011 list! thanks and Merry Christmas!!! email@example.com
I would love to win this! I am making a quilt for our daughter from China that we are going to meet in the Spring & this would be perfect!
Yay for longer days! I hate it getting dark starting at 4 pm. Makes me want to go to bed right then!
Thanks for the giveaway!
I'm with you...it was still pitch black out at 7:15am this morning. yuck! Can't wait for long days again.
Thanks for the giveaway!
Here is to longer days! And what better way to celebrate than a give away! Thank you and happy holidays to you and your family!
Holy Cow! "Dusky" and "dark" couldn't describe my fabric tastes more perfectly!
Merry Christmas Amanda Jean!
Merry Christmas and thank you for the great giveaway!!
Oooh, love the giveaway. And really LOVE the longer days. Thanks and Happy Solstice to you too!
Yes, I'm ready for CHRISTmas and longer days!
It;s really hard to get any Kona solids here without mail order. these woudl be GREAT and I even have a quilt in mind. ;)
I am SOOOOO with you on longer days. I look forward to the winter solstice as soon as the summer solstice comes around.
that's definitely something worth celebrating, it's so depressing when it's completely dark outside at 4:30. thanks so much for the giveaway!
Ooooh yummy! Happy Winter Solstice!
Merry Christmas! Thanks for the giveaway.
Merry Christmas to you! Thanks for your generosity!
That's definitely worth celebrating! I'm not such a fan of winter and dark. Thanks for the giveaway!
Happy Solstice! Welcome sun!
Thank you for the chance at the giveaway. I've been making reversible drawstring bags for Christmas using 9 patches made of charms so these would be perfect for either replenishing the stash or making more bags!
Three cheers from me too for longer days!! And wasn't that mood incredible!! Kona solids are pretty awesome in my book too!
I love the winter solstice. My family always seemed to be the closest on the 21. Maybe, that was because it was dark so early and everyone was home and gathered around. Thanks for the giveaway.
Dark colors, my favorite!! These would help round out my charm square quilt nicely.
Winter solstice is good enough for me, but these charms would be icing on the holiday cake!
Thanks for the giveaway and Happy WInter Solstice!
I'm with you - longer days and the promise of spring coming to these parts is reason to celebrate!
- Sharon (limivadygirl who made the Christmas tree advent quilt)
Yes ~ definitely looking forward to longer days! Sending the kids to school in the dark and barely having them home after school before it gets dark again ~ is not so nice!
Ooh...I love solids! And longer days! Merry Christmas!
Happy Solstice to you and yours! Thanks for celebrating with a giveaway.
I'm just about ready for Christmas and definitely ready for longer days! Merry merry Christmas to you and yours!!
What a great reason to celebrate...and what a great WAY to celebrate!
Yes, can't we jump right from a white Christmas to Spring??
I used to despise Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year. But now it's my youngest child's birthday, so I guess it's OK. Either way, I'm excited that we'll start to see longer days ahead! Thanks for the giveaway!
I'm with you, every second of longer daylight is wonderful!
Happy Solstice! Thanks for the giveaway!
Hooray for more sunlight!
i'm ready for christmas AND longer days!
Wow so many comments but love at the end of the line x
I've been wanting to get some of these Kona charm packs, but haven't quite dared. Thanks for the chance of winning. And happy winter solstice to you!
You're right, it is definitely a great reason to celebrate! Happy winter solstice!
LOVE longer days! Its a great reason to celebrate.
love those longer days and shorter nights....yeah!!!
Yay! for longer daylight hours:0) Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Sarah
I have to agree with you, I'm thankful that the days are getting longer now as well! Now if we can just get them to warm back up too!
I like winter (I know,not a popular opinion), but it can be long. Happy solstice and lunar eclipse!
Yes! Longer days! Merry Christmas!
yay!! I'm crossing my fingers for some snow for Christmas.
Yay!! I hate going to work AND coming home in the dark. Can't wait to take a walk after work with my dogs and little one! Thanks for the giveaway!
Love those solids! Merry Christmas!
Oh see now for me that means the days start to get shorter, but that's o.k. I just think of the lovely winter we will have after our Summer which is about to get super hot for the next 2-3 months.
I LOVE longer days!! I just don't look forward to Jan & Feb...where I live this is when we get the worst weather, then Mar hits and weather starts warming up..YEAH!!!
Have a Great Christmas & Happy New Year!!!!
Thanks for the great giveaway!!
Ahh...I'm with you there! No short days for me! And those Kona squares are soooo yummy!
yay for longer days. My chickens have been on strike with the short days!
Merry Christmas! Yippy for longer days! Love the squares!
Do longer days come with extra time? Ha ha! We could all use more time. Thanks for the great giveaway.
Have a great holiday season!
Happy solstice to you! I am sure you'll enjoy the longer days as they start to emerge. (Here we are looking forward to longer nights in the hopes that our youngest will start getting more sleep!!!!!!!!!
I love the winter solstice, it always helps me get through these cold months.
At first the shorter days drive me crazy but during this time, it just seems like things are just cozier and more family centered! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Got to laugh, I'm happy that we have passed the Summer Solstice and the days are getting shorter, can't wait for winter! Never happy eh?
here's to longer days! cheers!
Thanks for the chance to win!
I've been waiting for the winter solstice. Don't know why but the short days have been particularly hard this year. Happy holidays... and curious what you come up with next year!!
Please enter me.......I'm celebrating with you ! I had to drive 2 hours home last night, leaving at 4 p.m., and if the days had been longer, I wouldn't have been staring into headlights before I reached home !
Here's to longer days.........just to torment me, my hubby ALWAYS points out the LONGEST day of the year, to tell me that they only get shorter from there.........aghhhhhhhh......I don't like that ! He's a rascal, but I love him anyway !
Please enter me and notify me at
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Thank you !
I LOVE longer days and those charm packs!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!
we celebrate it in our family...happy solstice
I am so glad the days are getting longer. I went to a winter solstice party last night just to celebrate the longer days.
Yay for longer days (finally!!) and yay for a giveaway! Nice colors to welcome winter..
Happy Winter Solstice! I agree, that's a good reason to celebrate!
I am already dreaming of camping and warm sunny weather!!
Longer days! more sun! super fun! happy holidays, thanks for the giveaway :)
Come on longer days....I can hardly wait!
I'm all for longer days! I just said to my husband -- I'm tired of it being dark all the time......
Anyway -- about your drawing ... Pick me, Pick me ;-)
Merry Christmas!colors! Love the
The days getting longer is definitely something to celebrate!
What wonderful colors for a winter soltice....thanks for the opportunity to win...have a wonderful Christmas with your family.
Longer days are worth celebrating! Happy holidays to you and yours.
love those colors..so nice of you to be willing to part with them. Here's to more sunlight!
What a great way to celebrate a future of longer days. Thanks for the chance!
Here's to longer days. Thanks for the giveaway.
Wahoo, longer days! And, wahoo, fun giveaway!
Happy winter soltice and Merry Christmas to you and your family!
Yay! So nice to see more light again! For us it means that the schoolbus will soon come in when it is light. It is no fun for the kids to leave in the dark in the morning, and come back in the dark in the afternoon...no time to play outside!
Great giveaway! And longer days are definitely reason to celebrate! Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas and thank you for offering this lovely giveaway :)
I like longer days too!
amen to celebrating. :)
Sure is nice to have more light!
Another good reason to celebrate this joyous time of year!
Thanks for the fun giveaway!
I'm going to totally buck the trend I'm sure, but I love gray, wet, rainy days, even the short ones. I should be living in Portland...
Charm packs? Kona solids? Yes, please.
Although it's been a better winter this year in terms of sunny days, we still miss being able to play outside until dinner is ready! Happy turning point!
Very excited about the longer days here too, and I've not yet tried a quilt/project from just solids..... =)
Thank goodness for longer days! Spring will be here soon.
shows you how much i pay attention to the calendar...that's great news!
I'm with you - the light part of the day is waaay too short, and I can't wait for more sunshine. I'm ready to celebrate with you.
Thanks for having this giveaway.
I'm looking forward to more daylight as well!!! Thank you for the giveaway. Merry Christmas!
Oh, and I'm so happy that here days are getting shorter... lol
But I live on a semi-tropical country, with loads of heat. ;-)
Tks for the giveaway!!!
Thanks for the giveaway! NOT ready for Christmas but SOOOOO ready for longer days.
fun giveaway! i would love to win! i always find such great ideas on your blog!
Yay for longer days & more light to quilt!
I had completely forgotten that the solstice means the days are getting longer now. Yay!
What a great way to celebrate the Winter Solstice!
Merry Christmas to you and your family!!
What beautiful fabric!
Happy solstice! Growing up, my family used to celebrate the occasion with a bonfire in our backyard. Thanks for the chance!
cool, id love to have some solids in my stash, what a great way to do so. i think charm packs are great
Here's to longer days!
And solids........I have none.
What a great giveaway! Happy winter solstice to you too!
I'm looking forward to more sunshine in the future - it gets dark at 5pm now!
I was explaining solstice to my girls and they said, "yuck the days are getting longer, I don't want to be in school longer" LOL.
I am too celebrating!!
Cary from WI
Happy winter solstice! Thanks for the great giveaway!
Happy Solctice! It was made all the merrier by the Lunar Eclipse - we sawthe moon dissapear just as it sunk over the horizon!
Thanks for a great giveaway too!
Yay for sunshine!!
love longer days...thank you for the giveaway...love the fabric...
Yay for longer days - it's already getting dark here in Vancouver ... Thank you for the giveaway and happy holidays!
Winter Solstice is my fave day of the whole year ;) please enter me to win a charm pack!
We celebrate Christmas when we do as the early church replaced a pagan winter feast to celebrate the conquering of winter (i.e. winter solstice)with a church feast to celebrate life in the birth of Jesus. Of course, here in Oz our days are now getting shorter as we have just had our summer solstice.
Hope you have a very happy Christmas!
Happy Solstice to you! And Merry Christmas too!
I have three charm square packs from Robert Kaufman sitting on my desk in front of me now. I have the Bright, Dark and Pastel palletes. The Dark pallete would work great in a Civil War era type quilt. All three are so pretty to look at and I can't split them up for that reason.
Happy Solstice to everyone. Thank you for the giveaway.
To longer days for sure!!!!!! This lack of light is depressing. Love the fabrics!
I am also excited for every day to be just a little longer! Thanks for the chance to win.
Solids in dark--yummy! Would love to win.
Marie in Oregon
Happy longer days...more time to quilt. Thanks for the giveaway. nanasew at gmail dot com
I'm so very ready - Merry Christmas to all! blessings, marlene
Sunset here yesterday was 4:20 PM...thank goodness it gets better from now on!!
Thanks for the giveaway!
I have been counting down the days until they get longer. There is just not enough daylight in the winter. I love the cold and the snow, but I hate the dark.
erin m shipley at gmail dot com
I love Kona and those colors. What a lovely Christmas present that would be! Merry Christmas :)
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