Monday, 8 September 2014

Fiona's 500 Giveaway

Wow I can't believe it! 
Seriously, I can't believe that I now have 500+ people following me on Instagram!  Unbelievable!  Thank you all for your friendships, the interaction & encouragement that many of you give me on a daily basis.  I enjoy seeing & hearing of your many adventures and your crafting pursuits and yes Gemma & I absolutely adore looking at photos of your pussy cats!! A special hello to Henry, HB and Sakari from Gemma xoxo 
As my way of saying "thank you" I am having a giveaway. 


The Prize
  • A Social Tote (handmade by me with "Andrea Victoria" by Riley Blake in the fuchsia colour range)
  • A Small Open Wide Zippered Pouch (handmade by me with "Andrea Victoria" by Riley Blake in the fuchsia colour range)
  • A "Sew It" All Purpose Thread Pack (which contains 12 spools of polyester thread, some needles & a needle threader)
  • A remnant bag from the Bendigo Woollen Mills and a few other goodies

Social Tote
Open Wide Zippered Pouch
Thread Pack & other goodies
remnant pack from the Bendigo Woollen Mills & other goodies

How To Enter:
Please repost the giveaway photo on Instagram and type a quick few words detailing how we know each other followed by the hashtag #Fionas500Giveaway 
Some common examples could be:
Met at the Kingdom Hall #Fionas500Giveaway
Referred by a Friend #Fionas500Giveaway
Fellow Quilter #Fionas500Giveaway
Quilty Sisters Instabee #Fionas500Giveaway
Just something short & sweet along those lines will do, no need for an essay. Feel free to make me laugh! I like to remember how I met many of you.  Some I have known personally for many years, some I have met through my travels and others I am yet to meet in person but we may have been introduced through a quilting bee, a swap, or just through our mutual love of quilting or crafting.
I will leave a note on your post to signify that I have seen it and that your entry will go in the draw.   If you haven't received a note from me within 24-hours could you please tag me @BendigoLioness
 One Instagram entry per person only please.
How To Get A Bonus Entry:
As an added bonus and to publicise my new blog, I will give an extra entry to anyone who leaves a comment below AND who follows/subscribes to my blog.  You can sign up by email or follow me through Bloglovin.  There are buttons for both on the right hand side (you might need to scroll up) >>>>>
Who Can Enter?
Because I am a sucker for donating my pension to Australia Post, I have decided to open this up to my friends worldwide.  ANY of my friends can enter, yes even my non-quilting friends! The Social Tote has many uses!!!!!
When Is It Drawn? 
Entries open as soon as my follower counter hits 500 (Monday 8 September 2014) and will close at 9pm on Monday 15 September 2014 (Australian Eastern Standard Time).
The winner will be announced both on Instagram and also on this blog once I have had a chance to register all valid entries.  The winner will then be asked to contact me directly to provide their postal address details.  The prize will be posted as soon as possible or worst case scenario on my next pay day which is Tuesday the 23rd (depends on how much the cat's vet bill is this week & how much money I have left over LOL).  I will advise the winner when the parcel has been mailed.  Australian postage will be by regular parcel post, overseas postage will be by airmail.  I am not responsible for the parcel once it has been handed over to Australia Post.  If you have actually bothered to read the T&Cs congratulations, you are a legend!!!
Thank you all once again for your friendships and I look forward to reading your comments!!
All my love,
Fiona @BendigoLioness


  1. Am looking forward to more sewing projects in the future! You have given me some new inspiration! Love your sense of humor despite your pain!

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    2. I follow you by email ( also on IG as @tahnahasl :)

    3. I'm so sorry Norma, I didn't realise who it was. Entry number #17 xoxo

  2. I follow you on bloglovin. Nice giveaway Fiona!

  3. Oh Gemma, HB is feeling totally special now, being mentioned on your blog. Congrats to you & mum. It's easy to see why at least 500 of us so far love watching mum's craftiness & your cuteness Gemma. Big purrs, Tracee, HB & Mia xxx

    1. Ha ha I'll tell her when she wakes up! ;) Entry #18

  4. Beautiful Social tote and bag! This is such an awesome giveaway. Congrats on your 500 and the new blog. (I'm following by email, now.) I am so proud to call you my friend and sister. Sakari sends kisses to Gemma.

  5. Congrats on 500+ Instagram followers. I would so treasure this if I happen to win! Lots of hugs to you no matter what happens in the drawing! 💓

  6. Congratulations Fiona. I have subscribed. Hugs,xx

    1. Thank you Jeanette. Entry #37 ps what's your Insragram name

  7. Lovely blog and wonderful give away! I'm looking forward to getting to know more about you.

    1. Bonus entry #49. MaryJo can you please let me know your Instagram name? Thank you

  8. You're funny! I knew this when I started following you on IG.. I am going to have to read your previous blogs... love it! I am going to add you to my blog list.

    1. Awww thank you so much! 😘 entry #50 for this one.

  9. Hi! It's Kerry, aka soonenberry your Quilty Sister ✂✂✂ following via email.
    Nice to see you are still travelling the globe from your couch with Gemma along for the ride ;)

  10. Hello! I've just started following you on Bloglovin. Congratulations on 500 followers!


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