September 23, 2012

It's A Celebration! - Blog Giveaway!!


I have chosen to give away some fabric that I will purchase from The Fat Quarter Shop because I think it is wonderful the way they give back to quilters in the way of sponsored giveaways so many times!  I want to pay forward what they have done for me so many times in the past!

I brought up their Fat Quarter Bundle page and started looking for something fun and I found it!!
This could not be more perfect!!!

And how about we have 3 winners!!!

But first you have to know how I came to choosing these fabrics.

Madame Samm has become a wonderful friend of mine through the blog hops that she hosts on Sew We Quilt!  If you ever wonder where you can go to find some awesome fun in blogland, you have no further to look than Madame Samm!  She hosts some of the most fun blog-hops ever and you have the opportunity to make so many new friends by hopping from blog to blog during each hop!  Everyone is always welcome to participate in her hops...
there are no special invitations... 
ALL are welcome!
  And if you have ever seen a photo of her you can see that she is a beautiful redhead.

And for myself... I was born a blonde.  My hair was so blonde when I was little that it was basically white like cotton.  My mother was always buying shampoos to guarantee that my hair stayed it's natural color.  And now 51 years later, I am a dirty blonde because it is trying to go either dark or grey on me. ughh ...  I don't know which I had rather have!
This photo shows me with my 2 beautiful daughters,
 both blondes as well... 
(and blonde-headed Miss Allie)

Actually Heather was born a red head but her hair quickly turned blonde before she was 2 years old.  My brother was a red head from birth... so red, he was called "carrot top" in school. What a nick-name to have to carry around!  He now has the most gorgeous auburn color hair ever!   My Aunt Beck, Granny Ella's sister, was a red head so Doyle got his red hair from our father's side of the family.

There is a whole lot of blonde going on between me, my girls, and my grandchildren.... 
Proof positive that I am a natural blonde. :)
My oldest daughter Audrey with her children..

My youngest daughter Heather and her family..

This is a true rendition as to how blonde my hair once was. 
Parker's hair is so blonde it is almost white like mine once was!

Now, let's talk about one other hair color and that is brunette!  My husbands favorite hair color on a woman is... yes, you guessed it... BRUNETTE!!  He and I talked on the phone for a while before we actually met face to face. I was really nervous wondering if he would like me... me being blonde and all.  He told me if he had met me passing on the street he may have only given me a passing glance since I was blonde... but getting to know me as a person before actually meeting me was what mattered to him... not the hair color.  (PRICELESS!)
I tease him occasionally about wanting to dye my hair to brunette and he quickly tells me I better not!

So, when I went looking and found these fabrics, I KNEW I had found the PERFECT fabrics for the giveaway celebration!  And not only do all 3 hair colors have meaning to me... but...  
Madame Samm's native language is.... FRENCH!
So...What do you think?? Would you want to win some of this fabric?
These fabrics are by Lonni Rossi for Andover Fabrics
There will be 3 winners... 
1st name chosen wins the Redhead French Twist
2nd name chosen wins the Dirty Blonde French Twist
3rd name chosen wins the Brunette French Twist

What do you have to do.....

Leave me a comment and tell me what  hair color you were born with and what it is now.  And if it is different now than what you were born with tell us why you changed your natural color?
This should be a fun discussion. :)

You can get a second chance if you blog about this giveaway on your own blog (being sure to link back here)  and come back and tell me that you did... Or if you go create a post on your blog before you comment here, you can answer the question as well as tell me you blogged about the giveaway in the same comment instead of leaving two.

While you are here please visit some of my past posts to see what I have been up to.  Being a follower is not mandatory, but I would love to have you as a regular reader of my blog if you like what you see while you are here. :)
Madame Samm created a button for my blog and I would love it if you took it and put it on your sidebar! :)

The giveaway will run for 10 days to give me time to unveil a new surprise that will be debuted with yet another giveaway!!  HA!!!

Winners announced on October 3rd!!

123 comments:

Jan said...

I was born Blonde, 68 years later, I'm still blonde. I am graying, but instead of gray, it looks platinum. My daughters, who are blonde, too, say, "Way to go, Mom." I've followed your blog for a long time.

Thearica said...

Maybe platinum is what mine is trying to turn too.. hadn't thought of that.

Quilting Babcia said...

I was born a brunette but now I'm a silver-head. My hair started to turn in my early 30s with one big streak of silver on the right side. I always told my friends it was natural frosting! I love those fabric choices, especially the redhead one. And, I've been a follower for the past few months.

Crystal S. said...

I was born with very dark brown almost black hair and lots of it.
Curls curls everywhere.. I just turned 49 and have lots of grey mixed in with dark brown medium brown and natural reddish highlights ( which I hate!) .. and my curls are finally just wavy for some odd reason.
Thank goodness for hair dye lol.

Anonymous said...

I was born red headed, seems like the baby pictures were a brighter red. Now it's a bit faded but still a light strawberry red.
Gail
bgromines@comcast.net

Lisa Marie said...

I was born with brown hair and have never colored it. Now that I'm approaching 50 the grey is beginning to show just a little. I hope to put off coloring as long as I can because it seems like a lot of trouble!

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

I was born blonde, which quickly darkened to light brown. When I was a teenager and until my forties, I colored it so I was blonde again. Then I went natural and was surprised to see it had darkened to medium dark brown, which then went gray and that's where I am now...until it goes white! Thanks for the chance on your wonderful giveaway!

MaryBeth said...

I was born a blonde, but it started to darken in high school. I actually remember my dad asking me why I didn't color it, LOL. Now I'm silver/grey/dishwater blonde and I actually love it. When my adult son asked me why I didn't color it, I told him I earned every grey hair on my head - mostly from my children!!

MaryBeth said...

I blogged about your giveaway here:
alittlequilting.blogspot.com
Thanks for the chance to win.

Charlene S said...

When I was young, I had vibrant red hair which in my early teens turned to brown with lots of red highlights. Now my hair is white on top with redish brown as the last layer. I cut it and for 2 weeks I have fantastic white hair and then it grows!

Kathy MacKie said...

I was born with black hair and now, with sadness it is mostly grey. Apparently there is still a lot of black in the back but all I see is grey! I am a new follower, thanks for the giveaway!

Linda said...

HELLO! I WAS BORN WITH DARK BROWN SHINY HAIR>NOW IT IS SILVER! BUT I THINK SILVER IS WAY BETTER THAN NONE! THANKS FOR SHARING!

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Jevne said...

I was also born blonde but it gradually darkened to light brown which, at 71, it still is. Good color for not showing the gray!

Mommarock said...

I was born with a head full of black, black hair and when I was 21 it started to go gray becaus of Thyroid disorder. Now I keep it that lovely black, black with the help of Loreal! Whoo hooo! Thank goodness or I would be completely white gray the natural way LOL.

Cathi said...

I was born a redhead. It started to go white when I was in my 30s. Now it's totally white, although my hairdresser keeps telling me it's more a platinum blonde than white. I think he's just trying to make me feel better about it. LOL

mahoo said...

I was born a blonde, almost white when I was a child. It was many, many colours throughout the years, from mousy brown to beautiful auburn (my son's hair has done the same thing over the years). For many years, I had red hair (out of a bottle), but stopped dyeing it years ago. Now it's white, with the odd strand of dark left. I love it white and wouldn't change it for the world.

Mandy Currie said...

Hello there, what a fun giveaway challenge, the comments will come thick and fast I'm sure. I was born with very fair hair but not a true blonde, it's stayed fair, not really as dark as a full brunette but more likely to be described as that. So far no grey, but I'm pretty sure it will eventually go salt and pepperish. Kind Regards Mandy Currie (mandycurrie@googlemail.com)

Lisa @ Sixmunchkin Stitching said...

My hair started out as blonde, but after having kids it's darkened to a brown. Amazing what hormones can do to your hair!

Diann said...

My hair started out pale blond and is now brown/grey. It just happened naturally.

Pam said...

Hiya! I was born a strawberry-blonde, and have never colored my hair. It's now a sandy brown, with hints of red and blonde. A co-worker once told me to never color my hair, it was perfect as is. And I never have. Thanks for having the giveaway. Blessed be, hugs!!!

playamom57 at yahoo dot com

Pam said...

Hiya again! I'm also a follower via email, love receiving your posts and checking in with you, take care, blessed be, hugs!!!

Jane S. said...

I was born blonde and my hair gradually got darker until it settled into a light brown/reddish color. I admit I do help it along a little bit now...the grey I was getting didn't bother me (I figure I earned those "highlights") but one or two family members and friends weren't so kind about it. I'm hoping to one day have a head of beautiful white hair, maybe I will help it along to get there. ;)

bajeanne48 said...

I was born blonde and my hair began getting darker at age 5. By teen years, my hair was dark brown. Now its moving on to gray, which I'm enhancing with "slate glaces".

Patty said...

I was born a white blond. Over the decades it has changed to a brown with silver threads. I am a long time follower and love what you(and others) are doing for Debbie.

Gill said...

I was born with brown hair and I'm still brown with a few grey hairs!
BTW two of my boys are redheads!

diane said...

Was born a really light brown that in the summertime went lighter almost blonde and while I'm still a light brown it's getting those gray streaks running through it that makes me happy!

Barbara Woods said...

i was born with black hair but now it's snow white it's called old age

Thearica said...

Yea... that is it! A great story and I for one, am sticking to it! ha!

Thearica said...

Thank you Patty! She is going to be so amazed at all of the generous gifts!

Katherine said...

I was born a blonde which darkened as I aged... now it's brunette (so that my grey hairs stand out like beacons!) lol

Linda said...

I was born white headed like you..I stayed that way until I was about 5 and it started getting darker. I was reddish brown until I started getting a little gray mixed in. I had breast cancer 6 years ago, lost all my hair. It came back in almost black and curly too. My first haircut did away with the curls and now I am reddish blond. Right now, there is no bad hair days in my book as long as there is hair!!

Wendy said...

I was born with dark brown hair with red highlights which some people call chestnut color. My hair is now burgandy red as that is what my husband likes!

carla (http://dancingmoon-carla.blogspot.com/) said...

Hi!!! Love the little piggy!!!! I was born white blond. Then yellowy blond. Then dishwatery blond to a light coppery brown!!!! Now I have some natural silvery strands that so far just make it look lighter unless you look real close!!!!! I love how you came up with the idea for the fabrics!!!! I have really enjoyed these hops and getting to know new people!!! Thank You

ritainalaska said...

very nice family! i was born with very fine, fly away black hair a very long time ago ... but now i've very fine, fly away white hair and loving it; it sparkles in sunlight. love that fabric, brunette colorway is gorgeous! i wore my hair in a french twist for years, until my early forties when i got to thinking about gravel gertie and her long white hair and had my mostly white hair cut off. i'm sure most of your followers do not know who gravel gertie was.

Kathrynn said...

I was born with thick blonde hair, now with age it is thinner with grey streaks. In between it has been red, black, and dark brown.

TheMugglePuggle said...

I was born with a fairly pale blonde head of hair. It stayed pretty light for about 8 years, then decided to become more of a "medium" blonde, which is what it still is now! My mom has naturally red hair and I went through a phase when I dyed mine red, since I liked her's so much. I have now come to accept that my hair is beautiful the way it is, and i love my natural color :)

beaquilter said...

I am like you, born white blonde hair- I'm from Denmark. now it's puke colored :-) well I just had a baby last month so for 9months I didn't dye my hair so my tips on shoulder length hair is still blonde, thinking I should get it cut and just deal with the medium blonde hair now....
My mom says our hair is the colors of the stuff the cat leaves behind a rock!

Suztats said...

I was born a blonde but it darkened when I was little. Nowadays it's a natural brunette with some splashes of silver near the temples.

Nina Marie said...

I was born with a strawberry blonde hair which aged into the most god awful dishwater light brown you ever saw - so now I have borrowed my lovely gingerhead daughter's hair color - and its a pretty red - every 8 weeks (grin). You walk around with a ginger daughter and everyone assumes she got it from you - but the truth is I got it from her LOL!

Teresa F. said...

When I was born I had black hair but soon it turned out to be dark brown. Today I really have more grey hairs than I'd hope too so I dye my hair. It's just a little bit lighter than it used to be. A chocolate brown!

Frog Quilter said...

I was born with brown hair and currently have brown hair. There are a couple grey which I call my friends LOL!

yorkie mom said...

Born a brunette and still a brunette with a little help from Loreal! Thanks for a chance.

Rebecca said...

LOVE this line :)

I was born with dark hair and it turned to a light blonde. Then when I hit later elementary, it started turning brown. Right now my hair is dyed a medium-dark brown with a touch of red.

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Mimi said...

Funny that you should ask that! I was born with no hair... well peach fuzz, while another baby born 2 days later,(and who became my bff), had a full head of dark and curly locks! My hair eventually grew and turned a dark blonde. Still today I am treating my dark blonde hair monthly ;-)

Judy B said...

I was born with no hair, LOL! When it started growing, it was a very pale blonde and curly. Over the years it became strawberry blonde. I now have a grayish blah, yes blah not a misspell, color. Love all the colors for your giveaway.

lynaeve said...

thanks for the chance! I was born with DARK brown hair. So dark that I always was told by people who didn't know what they were talking about that my hair was black. and that made me mad. I dont know why, it just did lol. But you can definitely tell its not black. especially in the sun. It has a reddish tint. Anyway I didn't see if we get a choice, but I would like the red one lol.

Jo said...

I was born with a ton of dark brown hair but by the time i was one it had turned light blonde. Just like you, it stayed blonde but is now in the grey, icky blonde stage. About twice a year i put a blonde color on it, just to cover up the icky blonde part.

tpott said...

I was born with lots of very dark brown hair, growing up my hair was light brown. When my hair grew back after chemo, it came in gray, white and silver also very curly (I've always had pin straight hair). My hair is now medium to light brown (dye job). At least I have hair, I never realized how cold your head got. Who knew? Great giveaway thanks, Toni Anne. ;->

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Was born brown and is now almost all gray. No dying hair here.

Thearica said...

My oldest daughter was born bald headed... When we went grocery shopping all the ladies would ogle over her and say "What a sweet little boy"... even though she was dressed in a pink dress.. lol

Thearica said...

I have just started highlighting mine but I always tell the beautician to go very light. I am thinking about allowing her to put a little more highlight on it this November... I just don't want it too light...

Melody said...

I am a true strawberry blond! I remember growing up women would ask me what brand and color or hair dye did I use and when I reported none they couldn't believe it. Of course I always hated it or did until I grew up. I never put any color on my hair until I was 46 years old!! I am now fading away to white...

PS my son is also a strawberry blonde and he too dislikes it. When he was little older women would come up to him and want to touch it!!

Barb said...

I've always been a brunette. In the summer my hair would develop pretty auburn highlights. Now there are pretty silver highlights. I think this is due to something called the aging process. :)

Emily C said...

I have dark brown hair and was born with it. It has these lovely auburn highlights in the summer sun, so i leave the color alone. Awesome fabric choices btw.

hueisei said...

I was born as black hair and I had highlighted my hair to bait of brown now :)
Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

BizyStitches said...

I was born with light brown hair. When I was in the 8th grade I started coloring my hair blond (any shade that was on sale). I still do color my hair, but I know there is a lot of grey in there some where. You have a fun blog so I signed up with email Thanks for a chance to win.

JustPam said...

I was born with red hair, then it turned golden brown and now is reddish brown mostly because my husband isn't ready for me to turn gray!

I am a follower and love the fabrics featured in your giveaway. Thanks!

Patricia said...

I was a blonde until about age 5. It turned brown with blonde streaks if AI stayed in the sun. As I had children it changed from medium brown to a very dark brown. About 18 years ago I became a redhead, sorta strawberry blonde, my husband and kids love it. I have a gray streak near my temple that I'm trying not to color. My hairdresser says customers pay extra for that look. We'll see. I think it just makes me look like I don't have much hair there.

JoyceLM said...

I was very blonde as a young child - almost white blonde. Then it slowly darkened to a light ash brown & today there's more ash (gray) than brown. Thanks for the giveaway.

Sallie said...

I was born with auburn hair, but age has turned it medium brown. Thanks for the giveaway!

StarFond said...

I was born with light brown hair which has turned grey due to age. Have not tried highlights or coloring (yet).
Thanks for the giveaway chance!

Ali said...

Ha - I love the process you used used to choose! I think I was dark blonde as a baby, but was light blonde through my youth, dyed my hair red all through highschool and at 40 I'm dark mousy brown :( Ohh I'd love to be some sassy glowy brunette - but I've vowed not to dye it anymore since I'm going to be doing that "growing old gracefully" thing which means I'm starting to watch the stray grey pop up here and there and want to see what happens!

Maria Kievit said...

Had fairly blond hair till mid teens. It continued to darken over the years, and now would be called fairly dark brown. Thanks for the giveaway.

Anita said...

I was born a brunette and am still a brunette but I do have an "ombre" highlight done to my hair. The top is my natural brown and then it kind of fades to an auburn, blondish type highlights...very cool. I used to do highlights all the time, slowly going blonde about ten years ago but the most compliments I get on my hair are as my natural brunette :) Thanks for the giveaway!

Shirley Tener said...

I was born with blonde and it stayed until my late 20's to dishwater so I started coloring it, all kids of color, not I am a Sandy blonde.......with grey coming in

heartsease54 said...

Love the new makeover! I'm a brunette, to quote Lady Gaga "I was born this way." Although there is now quite a bit of silver mixed in with the dark brown. Always wished for auburn hair tho.

Pippas quilts said...

I was born with jet black hair with as my mother tells me 8 silver hairs at the back. My fathers first comment when he saw me was that "She has more hair than me" Hair now mostly silver (some say grey) with some of the black still remaining at the back.

Madame Samm said...

Ahhhhh i a redhead through and true..love the fabrics and your family. Wellllll beautiful

Lori said...

Born baldish blonde and am currently a dark blonde through the wonders of chemicals.

Thearica said...

Thank you Madame Samm! I love my family!

Thearica said...

So glad you like it! I love it too! :)

Thearica said...

I started highlighting last year but do not allow her to put on too much so it goes away fast. And with living 650 miles from the lady who does it, I can't just run over to let her re-do it anytime I want to. lol

Thearica said...

People used to ask me the same thing and I would tell them it was "God given".

You would not believe the look that came over my face when a few asked "What store do you get that brand in"... LOL

Thearica said...

My mother was born with jet black hair and was always trying to be a blonde through having her beautician color her hair. One day she came back from the beauty shop with orange hair!!! oh my!


I told her that was what she got for trying to be blonde when she wasn't. We gave her a hard time for a few days... all in fun... :)

I think she got some bad chemicals that day.

Thearica said...

Thanks Rita! I have some wonderful girls! and those grandchildren... well, they melt my heart!

Thearica said...

Thanks so much Carla! I squealed like a little pig when it was all set! Love the new look!

Thearica said...

Right on!

Thearica said...

I call it wisdom! :)

Thearica said...

My mother had jet black hair and her 4 children had blonde, red, and 2 brown heads... None of us look alike..

We always teased her that our fathers were the milkman, postman, policeman, and fireman. lol

She did used to tell my brother that he got his red hair from the milkman until some lady was ogling over his hair in the grocery store and asked him where he got such beautiful red hair from. he quickly said "The milkman"... Mother was horrified! lol Doyle was 3 at the time. :)

Martina said...

I am born brunette and now I turn into grey,lol! It's ok, I can live with it! Thanks for the fun give away.

Mhairi said...

I was born a redhead and I still am a redhead. I love the colour of my hair and would never change it.
One thing: if anyone actually looked at a carrot they would notice that carrot tops are green!!!

Thearica said...

You do have a point but children didn't think of that. :)

Gene Black said...

Ha ha... I was born with just some fuzz and in the black and white picture taken at the hospital where I was born, you can't tell what color it was. When I was very young I was a cottontop blond - so much so that when my grandfather cut it off short, I thought it was ALL GONE when I was handed a mirror outside in the sunlight. (I cried) before I started school it turned brown. In highschool it was a mousy brown. Later it got some of the blond back as highlights.
Today it is a mixture of brown and white with some blond highlights. (I have always envied those with beautiful red hair.)

Did you know that when you spell blonde (or blond) the e on the end denotes that it is a female? At least that is what I have been told.

BWK's Mom said...

As near as I can tell from photos, I had dark hair as a newborn but quickly went to a tow head. When I was about 12 or 13, my hair started going "dishwater blonde" (as my step sister used to describe it - she would add that she was still a "platinum blonde" - :)). Since puberty, I don't think my hair has ever been mono-colored. By the time I was in my twenties, it was light brown with natural streaks of lighter or darker, throughout. In my forties, it began graying, in earnest. I made the horrible mistake to put color on it in 2006 and knew, immediately, that I didn't want to do that. I had two weddings in 2007 so I kept it up for the sake of pictures but as soon as the second wedding passed, I stopped. Because my hair is long, it took years to grow it all out.
At this point, in the right light I look grey. In other light, I look like I have light brown hair with highlights. The only thing that hasn't changed is that I have a LOT of it!

BWK's Mom said...

BWK's mom is Penny!!

Thearica said...

I did not know that... My granddaddy always said you should not go a day without learning something new... and now I have today, thanks to you! :)

Thearica said...

Hi Penny! :)

ShirleyC said...

I was born a brunette, and I am still a brunette at 63 years of age! I wish my hair would turn totally white, but it won't. I only have a little gray. I have it highlighted to give it some body because my hair is very fine.
The only gray I have is a white spot on the right side above my forehead.
The funny thing is when my mom's hair turned gray, she had a black spot in the same place on her head - on the right side above her forehead. Maybe it was an inherited birthmark? Who knows?

AlessandraLace said...

I was born blonde and now I am red. hugs

hennies.pennies said...

Well, I too had blonde, blonde hair when I was young. I'm half Danish, and the Danish referred to blonde's as 'tow heads'. Eventually my hair turned light brown but I can now say that I have a full head of white hair, even lighter than when I was a child. The lovely thing about being 'older' is that I still have the soul of a young child... and that is a treasure!! Be especially blessed, Kathy

Barb and Sharon said...

I was born a golden blonde but now I am an enhanced blonde! I'm pretty sure I'd be brunette if I left it alone. My Dad was blonde as a child and turned brunette later in his early teens. My sister is auburn and my other siste ris blonde!

maggie said...

I was born with brown hair and now, MANY years later it is grey with a bit of brown left. Both parents were brunette, so I guess I didn't have much of a shot at any other color unless it came from a bottle. (and in my younger days, I did just that, silly me).
love your blog, thanks for the giveaway.
Cheers
maggie
maggiemine42@gmail.com

kitblu said...

I am and always have been brunette although I used to get red highlights in the summer. However, my hair used to be straight - so straight that my mother would give me home perms! Now my hair is curly.
My niece was born with black hair but later her hair came in blonde. Her mother was the same.

SC Lady said...

I was born blonde and now white with some darker shades of brown/gray all mixed in to make an aged looking head of hair. :) :(

Jen said...

born brown haired, still brown haired, now with a daughter whose hair matches mine so closely they look the same when mixed together :)

ave said...

I was born practically with no hair, so they wondered if there would be hair or feathets :) But the firts hair I managed to grow was light blonde. I haven't changed it much, but as it tends to darken with years I sometimes (once in two years appr) highlight it a bit.

Debbie said...

I always had light brown hair and it got a little darker over the years, with just a touch of grey now. But, all five of my grandchildren are blonde! A couple of them really white!

Marcia W. said...

Born a blonde then it turned to brown and now some gray is creeping in. Madame Samm did a great job on your blog makeover.

Homemaker Honey said...

Born blonde...it has darkened as I've gotten older...but I color it to cover the gray.

Deborah
homemakerhoney @gmail .com

Sharon said...

well I am just getting hair back but when I did have it I was a brunette with a little gray in there and now that it is coming back it has a little brunette in it with lots of gray....so i cannot tell yet......the pickles are delicious...thank you

Lisa in Port Hope said...

I am a natural blonde...like many it was lighter when I was a child..or was it because we ran around in the sun all summer?...and I'm pleased that it has stayed a nice medium blonde color. I occasionally add a few hi-lites to brighten it up but very minimal.

kats3meow said...

I was born a redhead....however as I got older (past 3) it changed to brunette....but now I am a dirty blonde due to so many grays that have appeared over the past few years. Thank goodness for hair color! I personally would prefer any color other than gray in my hair, as it looks so distinguished in a male but does nothing much to flatter a female...which this is just my opinion. However I have seen some women that gray seems to look amazing on. Anyway I prefer to go lighter since the grays don't seem to reappear quite as soon or as noticeable. I am also a sewing beginner and bought a used machine....I have 5 projects in the works simultaneously...so the fabric would be a true blessing to win. Thanks for offering such a wonderful contest! :)

nancyc20 said...

I was born a redhead...it all fell out and came in light brown with a bit of red. It got blonde streaks in the summer sun. My cousins all had red hair and dyed themselves blondes!!!! i would have LOVED to have their red hair!!!! So when I started getting grey about 10 years ago, a friend suggested I dye it red for her wedding (I was her only attendant). It looked fabulous!!! I could not believe the comments I got on it! People said they were so pleased to see a "REAL" redhead.... bwahhahahahaha! I've since let it grow out...not because I didn't like the color, but because I threw away the wrong box and can't find the right one now!!!! eeks!!! Nancy

Deb Stambaugh said...

This is fun... I was born a blonde (towhead to be exact). In my 30's I started having to add highlights to stay blonde to my liking during the winter months (in the summer they came naturally). For the next decade I experimented with several shades of blond settling into an ash blonde. Now that I've crossed over in the big 50 years my ash blonde looks like washed out grey. So, I've started getting lots of dark lowlights and a few highlights. I have to admit my that I put more effort into my hair than the rest of me ;-)

Needled Mom said...

This is a fun one!!!! I was born a redhead and still have the freckles and skin to prove it. Now my hair is gray, but it is a yellowed gray. People often think it looks blonde, but it is gray and I have earned each one of those gray hairs!!! LOL

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

My baby pictures show that I had dark curly hair. It turned blonde during my childhood, but then went dark again. It's still dark brown ;-) No color yet!!

Abbigail said...

I was a white blonde when I was little and then it was mousy blondle forever! About 15 years again I started playing with hair colors, frosts and all that. Today I'm a redhead! I told my hairdresser that someday I wanted to try red hair about 2 years ago and she said then let's do it now! I love it!

LJ said...

First off, when I was born I had NO hair - nada!! When it finally came in, it was very light (blonde) and stayed that way until about 4 when it turned a mousey blonde/brown. As I aged, it turned darker and by my 20s it was light brown. In my 50s, I started adding color to cover the grey. Now, my roots tell me it's "holy smokes" grey with a few lighter colored hairs here and there! :( Now... my hair dresser does a fantastic job of adding color - light brown/blondish/reddish with a variation of colors that make it look pretty real rather than 'fake'. Go natural, NO WAY!!!!

Gwen said...

My hair, when I was very young, was a honey-colored tan, and it just got darker as I got older. Ended up being dark brown with auburn highlights.. now it's reverting to a "lighter" shade (silver-grey highlights! ;-)

What a fun giveaway! I'd be thrilled with ANY of the colorways!! :-) Thanks for the chance to win!

Gwen said...

I shared your giveaway on my blog. Here is a link to the post: http://gwen-inmyownlittlecorner.blogspot.com/2012/09/another-giveaway_25.html

Karen said...

I'm a brunette and I have been forever. It is a light, golden brown. I have a daughter that has gorgeous red hair. She was born with a full head of hair that was the same shade as a shiny copper penny. When she complained about the color I always told her that other people pay a lot of money to get that color! Thanks for the giveaway.

Jodi - usairdoll said...

What a fun question. I was born bald and my Mom said I had no hair for months, hehe. When I was younger my hair was a light brown. When I was in my late 40's my gray hair was growing in faster than I could keep my hair high-lighted. So right before I turned 50 I quit coloring my hair and just let the gray come in. Actually my hair is more like a silver gray now.

What a super giveaway! Thanks for a great giveaway and a chance to win. So generous with three winners! Woot! Woot!

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SewCalGal said...

I too was born a definite blond, but like you, as I've gotten older it has darkened to a light brown. I did try a Henna rinse on July 4th to turn it red and really liked it, but not enough to stay a red head.

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Pam said...

born with light brown hair but it is know almost black,

Cherry Brown said...

Light brown as a child, and now 62 yrs later, STILL light brown, with only a few grey strands. Used to have some blonde highlights, but now am proud to say my hair isnatural and NOT colored!

Oknana said...
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Oknana said...

I was born with blond hair but have medium brown color now, mixed with some gray when my color starts to fade! LOL! I once did blonde highlights and loved them. It was fun being a blonde for once in my life.
Hairdresser says the medium brown does better on my head, so guess I will stick with it. It's ok, but I did like the blonde! ( Guess Blondes do have more fun!)
Thanks for a great opportunity to win! Your choices are fantastic!

Cloud 9 said...

I've always been a brunette, although I now have to color and cover the grey. I don't think I'll ever feel old enough to let my hair go completely grey.

pizzaeater said...

I was always a brunette but some of my hairdressers have turned me a red head and a blond. Now I am just trying to stay ahead of the grey and staying a brunette.

Teri said...

I was born a redhead and still am a redhead...I love the color of my hair....there were 7 redheads in my grammar school class...it was very different to have 7 kids with red hair in one class....no one mad fun of you....

Beth said...

I was very blonde as a child, and then my hair was more of a dirty blonde with lots of natural streaks from the Southern Cal sunshine. Now that I live in the Pacific Northwest, where the sun doesn't shine for most of the year, my hair is brown. I am always surprised when I see a photo taken of the back of my head--like in a crowd or in an unposed picture at a gathering. I never think that brunette is me!

Anonymous said...

I love the blog! Wishing you all the best. I know you'll do well. You always do, even when you don't mean to. All my love, Charlotte.

Shabby Quilt said...

I was born Blonde , Now very light brown . so I get blonde foils.