Monday, October 3, 2011

Blogiversary and a Giveaway

Guess what? Today is my 3rd Blogiversary. I know you've had this day marked on your calendar, waiting with baited breath for this significant milestone to arrive. Just kidding. Even I almost forgot. Last year I totally forgot about it, and this year, by sheer luck, I happened to think to check before it came around, so I thought it would be fun to have a little giveaway!

First of all, thank you so much for visiting this corney blog about quilting.  Thank you for the kind comments and encouragement that you leave.  I will be honest - some days blogging stresses me out.  I worry about getting my pictures to look the way I want them to in my mind, I often kick myself for writing blog posts late at night when my brain has already shut off for the day and then worry that what I wrote sounded whiney or incoherent, and I'm often plagued by that nasty, un-healthy 'comparison/inadequacy' menace to all bloggers.  Throw in the guilt I often feel about not always having the time I'd like to respond to every comment or meet everyone's requests (I'm a chronic "pleaser" so this can get rough), not to mention the guilt and worrying whether my time at the computer is the best use of my time. :)

BUT I'm so grateful for the nice feedback you give me regarding my hobby, for supporting my little etsy shop, and for the fun opportunities that have come since starting this blog.  By far my favorite part of this adventure has been the great people I've met (some times in real life and sometimes in cyberspace) since jumping into the blogosphere. That is by far the funnest part - you awesome people!
So to thank you, I have a few giveaways with no-strings attached. Thanks to the generosity of Amanda Murphy and Robert Kaufman fabrics I have 2 Ten-Square (42 10" squares) collections and 2 Roll-ups (42 2.5" strips) of Amanda's newest collection, Veranda to share. I'll be giving away one set of both and one of each. (see top photo.)

And I wanted to give away something totally "Diary of a Quilter." So I've got a little bundle put together of an I-spy charm-pack, some American Jane pennant triangles and a few goodies I collected at Market last spring. This means we'll have 4 winners! First winner gets first pick of the prizes, and so on.

Leave one comment until Friday, October 7, midnight MST.  I'll randomly pick a winner sometime over the weekend and announce on Monday.

Thanks again for being my "peeps" in blogland! Mwah!

GIVEAWAY CLOSED. Winners are: Amy, luckymom, WandaFish, and Funky Kim. Congratulations ladies! I'll be contacting you!

853 comments:

  1. Congrats on 3 years. Always enjoy reading your blog. Keep it up, we all appreciate the time you spend on your blog

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  2. Happy blogiversary!!! Hope there was cake involved!! Love reading your blog so keep on doing what you do and THANKS!!

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  3. Happy Blogiversary! Thank you for sharing your talents with us!

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  4. Congrats on your 3rd year of blogging. Your blog is on my "must read" schedule. A Must Stop!!

    I enjoy reading about your projects.

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  5. Congrats on three years! Enjoy reading your blog!

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  6. I have always loved reading your blog. One of my favorite parts is that the font and pictures are relatively big. The quilts and fabric just look so much better that way! Congrats on the 3 years!

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  7. Lucky number 802? We'll see. :)

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  8. Congrats and thanks for the giveaway!
    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

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  9. LOVE your blog, congrats on 3 years!

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  10. Happy blogiversary and thank you for this wonderful giveaway!

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  11. Happy 3rd. Just found your blog surfing and it looks fantastic.

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  12. Congratulations! I really love your blog. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. How can you call your blog corney. It's a fabulous blog and I've found so many good ideas here. And lots of pretty quilt pictures. Congratulations on your third blogiversary and I hope to see many, many more posts.

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  14. Happy blog anniversary. You meet people and discover new things and it gives you a little incentive to finish things up. You have a wonderful blog and it is fun to be a peep now and then.
    Mary

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  15. A big Mwah to you too!! Congrats on the Blogaversary. I've found your blog so inspiring over the years. Thank you thank you thank you!

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  16. Congrats on three years. It's a pleasure to read your blog, Amy!

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  17. Amy, I love your blog!! Happy blogiversary! Looking forward to reading for as long as you're writing, and maybe we'll meet in real life one day!

    I almost forgot to post a comment! I wouldn't want to miss the chance to enter your great giveaway!!

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  18. Great blog! Congrats on 3 years
    Amendelblatt at gmail dot com

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  19. Yay 3 yrs!! How awesome is that? Keep up the great work!!

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  20. I've just recently found your blog and am already hooked! I've been reading back through the archives. Thanks for all the inspiration!! Also, a big thanks for such a great giveaway!

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  21. Congratulations - did you ever think 3 years ago you would be here! Giveaway looks great. Thanks.

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  22. Wow three years, what a fun celebration. Enjoy your party and here's to many more happy anniversaries to come. Also thanks for a chance to win some fun goodies.

    rhianneholmes(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  23. Congratulations on the blogiversary - it is always nice to see what you have been up to:)

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  24. Congratulations! I love your affinity toward England. I lived there for a few months back in 1996, and I thank you for bringing back good memories and introducing me to Cath Kidston!

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  25. I would be thrilled to win any of these wonderful prizes! I so enjoy your blog and the great tutorials you have made available for everyone.

    Have a great time at Sewing Summit!

    quilting_whimsy@yahoo.com

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  26. Have always loved reading your blog, Happy 3rd anniversary. And many more. luckymom5583at gmail.com

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  27. I have just begun sewing with the help of my nana and your blog has been great for inspiration and easy to follow tutorials! Thank you

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  28. Happy 3rd Blogiversary! I love seeing all of your ideas!

    correne (underscore) johnson (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  29. Congrats on your 3 years! Those fabrics are so cute!!!!
    Becky

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  30. dang. I don't do giveaways usually but you drew me in with American Jane. Love your blog. You will do great at the sewing summit. Just make sure you don't get your lunch stuck in your braces before your big talk :)

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  31. Yay for you! 3 years blogging is quite an accomplishment!

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  32. WOw! 3 years congratulations & thanks for all your great advice & help.

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  33. Congratulations on 3 years. I'm glad I just found your blog. You are funny and care a lot about others. I would love to win one of the giveaways. I love quilting too, just started 4 years ago.

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  34. You certainly have a great blog! Love the chance to win!

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  35. Happy blogiversary! I also want to participate on the giveaway!
    Love from portugal,
    Raquel

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  36. Wish I was able to attend the Sewing Summit this weekend. Maybe next year when I don't have a newborn. Fingers crossed.

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  37. I'm a people pleaser too, not something I am proud of. Many happy returns of your blogiversary! Job well done!

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  38. Oh, my goodness! I love your blog -- it just makes me want to sew, sew, sew! Thank you for the chance to win new treats!

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  39. I think your blog is great, and I don't think you should worry about whether you can respond to everyone! You are kindly sharing your time and knowledge and inspiration with us, and for that, we are grateful! Happy blog-iversary, and thanks for keeping it up - I enjoy seeing what you make!

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  40. Happy 3rd Blogiversary!!! I enjoy reading your blog and looking at pictures of your projects. You do not know this but you are the one that tought me how to bind my quilts, so Thank you : )

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  41. I just found my way to your blog today.... Love it!!

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  42. I'm probably so not going to win anything, but just wanted to say happy blog anniversay! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  43. Congratulations on the blogiversary!

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  44. Congratulations on 3 years! Your quilts inspire me!

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  45. What a nice giveaway - thanks!

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  46. I love checking your blog to see what gorgeous item you are working on. Thank you for sharing your talent and congratulations!


    jtoy11 (@) hotmail. com

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  47. I just started reading your blog. It is beautiful and inspirational. Happy bloggiversary!

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  48. I just recently found this blog. I'm a new quilter, and I love your tutorials -- the instructions and pictures and so clear and great. I'm looking forward to going back through your archives and reading through everything else. Congratulations on 3 years!

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  49. Ah, Amy, you know how hard I work and couldn't enter until today. And I didn't even sew in church.... Please enter me in your drawing. Loves, Diane.

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  50. wow congratulations on your 3rd birthday!
    I just love your i spy packs - they have such adorable fabric!!

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