Friday, April 16, 2010

It's My Blogiversary!


In honor of my blog anniversary... which is tomorrow, I thought I would have a little giveaway.
Although I had wanted to have the magazine, Where Women Create, my "personal shopper" was unable to locate the newest edition... so for the giveaway
there will be the latest edition of Artful Blogger, two hand towels made from French General toweling with yo yo's (inspired by Jill) out of the Rural Jardin group. I also wanted to add those 3 sweet little thread spools tied with measuring tape twill.



I also had a little logo button designed by Lauren from Designer Blogs. She is the same person who designed the Year of Schnibbles button for Sherri & me.
I have really enjoyed my first year of blogging. I love this community and am really happy to be a part of it and all the sharing of ideas and inspiration. I had been on the sidelines of blogland for a year or more before I decided to jump in. I am so glad I did.
I am really happy to have my blogging friends in my life. Seriously!
I have only met one blogger, the wonderful Miss Julie/Jaybird in person... but I really hope there will be a chance to meet more of you someday!
If you are one of those on the sidelines still - please think about joining in. You will love it! One more thing, Jodie at Everything Vintage just celebrated her blogiversary this week also and she wrote a wonderful post about starting a blog... Starting a New Blog 101.
Great inspiration over there!
So here's the scoop:
if you want to enter the giveaway...
for one entry
* leave a comment telling me your favorite experience blogging on this post
*become a follower for another chance to win (if you already are a follower just let me know), leave me a second comment to let me know.
*if you want to add my new little button to your sidebar, do that and come back and tell me and I will put your name into the giveaway 3 more times!
that's 5 chances to win total!
But that's not all!
Edited: It would be nice if you posted about the giveaway...
for one more bonus point!
oh yeah, oh yeah, I will keep the giveaway drawing open until next Thursday the 22nd, which is Earth Day, which is appropriate for me. I will announce the winner next Friday!
Does that sound okay?
Now, just so I can be on the good side of Julie and the Hexagon-a-long I wanted to show you my strips are done and my triangles are cut!
I am using Hello Betty jelly roll for this... it took some doing, but I cut into it.



Here is one possible option for the triangles.


And for my Jelly Roll Sampler group I have completed Block #3! Ok, I haven't posted these on flikr yet. I have a new computer and have had to start all over with loading programs and all of that.
Not a whole lot of progress this week with my projects and I haven't even started my Schnibbles... so, you know what my plans are going to be for the weekend!

135 comments:

Diva Kreszl said...

happy anniversary! please count me in on your very lovely giveaway :)

Diva Kreszl said...

I am a loyal follower too !!!

Heather said...

Happy Anniversary, I love your blog. I can't pick any "fave" think about blogging. It is just a wealth of inspiration for me, reading about peoples crafting lives and what they create. I love it :)

Heather said...

I am a follower too! As of just now :)

qltmom9 said...

I just started blogging...I AM SOOOO HAPPY to be able to blog. I'm still figuring it out, but it makes me SO happy to have started! My 15yo son is putting the pics on for me and I am mostly throwing words down, but I have SOOO many ideas dancing in my head to put on there!

qltmom9 said...

I am a follower.~

Lucy~

Sasha said...

Happy blogiversary Sinta!!! My favourite blog experience is the way A Year of Schnibbles has widened my horizons and I've "met" so many nice people! It's like having "imaginary" friends that talk back! I've also learned that if you join in and comment and have a blog the whole experience is that much more rewarding and inspiring! Thanks for doing that for me!

Sasha said...

I am already a loyal follower!!!

Sasha said...

And it's about time you had a button! It's up there with Sherri's!

Jeannette said...

Congratulations on one year, the most important thing i have learnt from the blogging world is the generosity. Earlier this year I needed red scraps of fabric for a quilt i was trying to finish and was kindly sent fabric from all around the world, in fact more than i needed so I have started another quilt out of the left over fabrics. please count me in the draw

Jeannette said...

I am a loyal follower

Karen said...

Happy Anniversary!!! I love reading your blog. Love your and Sherri's Year of Schnibbles challenge. Its great to see everyone's creations at the end of the month. I wish I could join in but time does not permit. I am also participating in the Jelly Roll Sampler from reading your blog. Thanks for the giveaway.

Cara said...

I'm a follower! And love you blog. Happy blogiversary!

Cara said...

I think my favorite thing is just seeing my own things on someone else's blog! It's so fun!

SoozeM said...

Happy Blogiversary! I just started my blog recently, and it was such a thrill when I got my first comment, I couldn't believe someone actually found what I wrote interesting enough to comment LOL!

Kristy said...

Happy anniversary...count me in please. I don't have a blog, but you certainly are inspiring me.
Kristy in Ohio

Cyndi said...

Hi Sinta! Happy Blogiversary!!! Doesn't the time go by quickly?

My favorite experience while blogging is...having my first give away. I had a blog for two years before anyone "found" me and it has just been the best thing to "meet" so many wonderful people with similar interests.

Please include me in your drawing!

XOXO,

Cyndi

Cyndi said...

...and, I am following you! :o)

XOXO,

Cyndi

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY--I too am glad that you became a blogger--it has been fun meeting you and getting to know you--and I just LOVE the Schnibbles club!!!!
like the Hello Betty blocks--looking good--I would like in and I am a follower already
Hugs, Di

Sherri said...

Happy Blogiversary! I have truly enjoyed reading your blog for the past year...I love the fabrics you choose, the projects you work on, and your way of telling about them. It's been a real honor to work with you on the Year of Schnibbles...and your blog button is just way too cute!

Cyndi said...

...and, I have grabbed your cute new button and added it to my sidebar!

XOXO,

Cyndi

PatchworkRose said...

Happy Blogoversary
My Favourite experience is all the wonderful friends I have made and the wonderful inspiration out there in Blogland. It is great :-)
Cheers
Lynne

Trish said...

Dear Sinta,
I just added your button to my blog and added you as a follower. I would love to win your very generous give-away.

Trish www.quilttalesandcattails.com

Melody said...

I really love all the feedback I get from other on my blog. Happy Bloggaversary!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Happy Blogiversary. What a lovely giveaway. I think the best thing that has happened to my while blogging is meeting so many wonderful new friends from all over the world. It has been a most rewarding experience. Thanks for entering me :-)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I am also a follower.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I posted your button on my side bar :-D

Melody said...

I added your cute new button!

Melody said...

I have been following since last year.

Needled Mom said...

Happy anniversary. Isn't it a great form of inspiration? The best part is all of the wonderful people that I have met. They inspire me daily.

Love the Jelly Roll block. I just started my Schnibbles this afternoon. Enjoy the sewing weekend.

Needled Mom said...

I am a follower.

Needled Mom said...

I have added your cute button to my blog.

jmquilts said...

Happy Blogiversary! :) I'm glad I've found your blog.

jmquilts said...

I'm a follower but use google reader. I added you about a month ago when I found you via schnibbles. Love it!!

My fav part of blogging is connecting with others in a better way. :)

jmquilts said...

I'm not able to add your button to my blog. I tried. Can you post the HTML code we need to use?

Darlene said...

Happy Blogiversary, Sinta! I know you've enjoyed the past year! In a couple of months I'll celebrate my 4th anniversary. Hard to believe :-)

Deb said...

Hi Sinta, Happy Blog-iversary! I have so enjoyed reading about all you accomplish, lots of great ideas for my "when-I-retire" list. I hope I get to meet you at the October retreat..thanks

Deb said...

Entry #2 Been following all year!! (no blog of my own)

call me crazy said...

Happy Blogiversary! I have really enjoyed visiting your blog~ you are very creative and I love the projects you are working on. I enjoy blogging because of all the inspiration, new friends and fun. :-) Here's to many more happy blogging years!

call me crazy said...

And of course I am a happy follower too!! :-)

call me crazy said...

I added your cute button too. :-)

SoozeM said...

Oh and I am a follower!

Simone de Klerk said...

What a wonderful giveaway! What I love about blogging: meeting all kinds of kind, creative an lovely people (O: It is hard to imagine life without blogging now.

Simone de Klerk said...

Gefeliciteerd! I am a blog roll follower. Maybe that counts too.

Simone de Klerk said...

I just placed your lovely button on my blog. It fits my 'look' perfectly (O:

Stina said...

Just one year... ohh It feels like you have been around for more than that... :o) But what a year... :o) Congratulations Sinta... You know I love your blog and I wouldnt miss one little post by you.. always so much going on to be inspired about..:o)
Blogging for me.. is number one.. and all my new friends with the same interest... that is the best.. always someone to ask and the FRIENDSHIP...ahh nothing beats that.. without that I wouldnt blog..:o)
And Sinta I would love to be entered in your wonderful giveaway... .. amazing prize... have had my eyes on those...thread spools... love them.. and the french general towels.. oh lordy... to good to be true...:O9
Ok.. comment done... am a follower already... add your cute little button .. will do that...and add your give away on my sidebar.. hope that will count...

Have a nice day..:o)

Stina said...

Hi there again.. and excuse me for just talking nonsence.. one year.. huh.. dont think I am really awake her yet..lol.. anyway.. CONGRATS.. back to tell you am a birdbrain.. and that I have added your little button and anniversary to my blog..:o)

Doina said...

Happy Anniversary! Through my blog I made many friends and learned more about quilting.

Doina said...

I am already a follower!

Doina said...

I posted your button on my side bar.

Denise :) said...

What a fun giveaway! I think my favorite experience as a blogger is actually all the incredible folks I've met, all over the world! It's opened some lovely windows and doors! :)

Denise :) said...

And I am already a faithful follower! :)

Denise :) said...

Your button is on my sidebar!!! Whoohooo! :)

Denise :) said...

And last, but not least, I've blogged about your giveaway!!!! Hooray!!! :)

Thelma said...

Sinta!! Happy Anniversary!! I've only had my blog 4 months longer than you, from the first time I started reading your blog, I never noticed you were a newbie, I figured you had been around for awhile.

One favorite experience, that's hard, because of the way you write and share, I feel like I know you and your family. But I guess I'll say my favorite experience is commenting on the Stars in the Woods pattern and you not only remembering, but sending it to me.

Good Luck with another successful blogging year!

Cindy said...

Congratulations! Blogging has created such a great connection and source of inspiration! You do a great job!

mascanlon said...

I've just found your block in the past few months from Jaybirds. And if you've only been at it a year, well maybe I'll have courage enough to start too!

Quilt Hollow said...

Woo Hoo a year! I've enjoyed.
I've been a follower...loyally. Don't always comment but do know the happenings! Hee!
I'd love to be entered in your giveaway....I love seeing your parade of Schnibbles every month.

ladmquilter said...

Congratulations please count me in your giveaway is wonderful. Thanks for the chance.

ladmquilter said...

I am also a follower.

PunkiePie said...

Happy Blogiversary! Please count me in your wonderful giveaway! What I love most about blogging is the wonderful friends I made along the way and the creations and inspirations out there. They are awesome!

PunkiePie said...

I'm a follower! :)

PunkiePie said...

Added your button too! :)

PunkiePie said...

Blogged too!

http://misspunkiepie.blogspot.com/2010/04/giveaway.html

Annette said...

I am a follower of your blog! Wonderful blog with so much inspiration! Happy blogiversary!!

Annette said...

Happy Blogiversary! I am new to blogging and can't tell you just one thing I love about blogging. I find it so inspiring to read and see what others are creating in their crafty lives. Also, I have met many wonderful people are willing to take the time to assist others! It amazes me the creativity these people have!! So, thanks to all you wonderful bloggers out there, for all the inspiration.

jmquilts said...

Whew! Good thing I have a good geek for a son. I have a link up on my blog now. :)

Janet said...

Happy Anniversary! Please enter me in your give away. I am new to blogging, but have been a sideliner for a while. I'll have to check out your link about blogging 101.

Janet said...

I am a new follower. Your blog is new to me. I will be back--it looks like one of those I will like to read often.

Brenda said...

I just became a follower with my new address. Think I was before, but don't remember password I used for that!

Brenda

Brenda said...

I don't have a blog, but my favorite experience with your blog has been following the wonderful parades in the Year of the Schnibble. I have signed up for that, but life and health have interfered with getting anything done.

Becky said...

Happy Anniversary! I have been blogging for about a year and a half. I love the generous sharing of the blogging community. I have had folks post the neatest comments on my blog. They have shared experiences and wisdom. I just love being connect with others through blogging. Thanks for sharing with us on your blog!

Becky said...

I am a follower of your blog :)

sandra said...

Hi I am just a new follower but have enjoyed your blogs and the many other ones I follow. It is just so wonderful this blogging and finding out what people all over the world are dong and making. I am a quilter and at 67 I have never seen the quilting world like it is now.

Michelle said...

Happy Anniversary!

Great giveaway!

Michelle said...

I'm a follower too!

Sheila C. said...

I love your blog please enter me in your give away. Happy Blogging!

Sheila C. said...

I am a follwer of yur blog, funny story as hoe I stumbled on to your blog, i googled pincushion when I was looking for a pincushion pattern and I found your blog and love it and have been following ever since.

Sheila C. said...

I also added your blog to my side bar.
Thanks again

Fiesta said...

Thank you for the chance to win.
My best experience blogging has been all the friends I have made and all I have learned. Having only taken 4 months of classes I had to learn the rest on my own and I have to thank my cyber friends for that.

Christine said...

happy blogversary...I love the creative sharing of pictures and inspiration. Just adding beauty to the day!

Christine said...

I am a follower of your inspirational blog

Christine said...

I added your cute button to my sidebar and blogged about your fun giveaway!

Marcia said...

Happy Anniversary. While I do not have my own blog, I enjoy the inspiration and ideas that come from reading others blogs. Sometimes I just wander around the quilting blog-iverse, which is how I happened upon your blog. Thank you. Please allow me to join your giveaway. mlwright29 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Angela said...

Thanks for the chance to enter your giveaway -- happy anniversary! My favorite part of blogging is *meeting* such nice folks all over the world!
Your hexagons look great - I have done *traditional* hexagons, but never that way! May have to try that! :o)

Angela said...

I have been a follower for quite awhile... :o)))

Mandy said...

Happy Anniversary <3!

I've been blogging for almost a year now too!

My favourite part is meeting young women (20-35ish) that quilt like me... usually it's a 35+ community, at least in my physical home town it is lol!!

Mandy said...

I'm a follower too :)

Simone de Klerk said...

I just blogged about your giveaway (O:
Have a lovely week!

Suzie said...

Happy Anniversary! Blogland is a wonderful place to meet great creative women!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

You've got a lot going on. Love it. Love your new block from the jelly roll group. Happy Anniversary.

carmel said...

happy blogiversary!
my favorite expirience was latly- all the great and warm feedback i got becues we had to move out of or house from unfortanet reasons..
so the nice comments were great
thanks!

carmel said...

and im your follower
thanks!

carmel said...

and i add your button

carmel said...

and i blogged about your giveaway
thanks!!!

pinsandneedles said...

Happy blogiversary! I just started blogging in January and it amazes me all the talent and inspiration out in cyberland. Thanks for a chance on your give away!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Congratulations on the first anniversary of blogging Sinta!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Oh yes, I'm a follower!

fiberdoodles said...

Happy Anniversary Sinta! What a fun year it has been :)

My best experience I have gained from blogging is all the inspiration I gain from others. There is so much talent in this world and I so enjoy seeing what others are creating.

I look forward to being inspired by for this next year! Thank you :)

fiberdoodles said...

I am a very happy follower!

fiberdoodles said...

I have posted your very cute little button and your giveaway on my sidebar http://fiberdoodlesandwhimsy.blogspot.com/

Happy blog-aversary!!

fiberdoodles said...

I have tweeted about your lovely giveaway!!
https://twitter.com/fiberdoodles

synnove75 said...

Count me in for the giveaway! What I love most about bloggng is the fact that I get to "meet" a lot of people that share the love of sewing and quilting!

synnove75 said...

I am now a follower:-)

Michele said...

Happy anniversary! I get so much inspiration from blogs like yours. They also get me out of laundry. Disposable socks are my invention, okay?

Patty said...

I am a follower

Patty said...

I always love to see the colors people put together in their quilts. Blogs are such a good place to get inspiration.

traceyjay said...

officially following. :)

traceyjay said...

I put you on my blog:

http://traceyjayquilts.blogspot.com/2010/04/some-giveaways-to-blog-about.html

free indeed said...

I'm over from jaybirds blog. Congrats on your blog. I'm one of htose that looks from afar wondering if I could actually find stuff to blog about. I love reading stuff, so I'm on here every day, but to write my own stuff? scary! Could use that book maybe to get me off the fence?

Deanna said...

i'm a follower of your blog!

Deanna said...

happy blogaversery!

Kelly O. said...

happy blogiversary!
I think my very favourite blog experience is getting to know like minded interesting people like yourself! :)

Ariane said...

Happy anniversary!!! I love your blog...and it has been so much fun seeing all your projects in progress!! Blogging has really inspired me to continue quitling and improve my sewing skills. I just makes me want to sew more and more. Thanks for a chance to win your giveaway!!!!

SheilaC said...

Happy Blogiversary :)

I love all the people I have met through the sew alongs I have joined. Everyone is always so kind and willing to help a newbie.

I have done a lot more sewing and quilting since I started blogging 6 months ago!

SheilaC

SheilaC said...

I follow!

SheilaC

PS LOVE the new button :)

Vesuviusmama said...

Happy Anniversary! My favorite blogging memory is "virtually" meeting Em from www.wonkyquilter.com. I feel like I have found a soulmate online, and I hope to meet her someday. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Vesuviusmama said...

Oh, and I've been a follower for some time now. Love your blog! And those hexagons look great!

Debb said...

I'm a follower...

Debb said...

I have a blog ... I don't think I get many visitors; but, I do enjoy writing and sharing my thoughts and feelings... my daughter reads it and it will spark conversations of things she learns from my thoughts and history... thanks

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

My favourite blogging experience is reading the comments people leave for me!
Hugs,
Kerry
kerrykatiecakeskeb43@gmail.com

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

Sweetheart!!!!!

Before I jump on that plane this morning, I wanted to come and congratulate you for a wonderful Blogiversary!!!! You have taken material and made it such a beautiful art like no other...thank you for always sharing yourself with us!!!!

Also, thank you for the sweet link and posting my button. Hopefully together, we can help lots of new bloggers who are on the fence about getting out here and having fun!!!!

Please count me in on the goodies...they are fabulous! But like really...how could they be otherwise coming from my favorite October birthday girl???

Okay...I'm jumping on the plane and I'll be back Sunday evening. If I win...keep them on hold for me!!!! ;)

Thank you again and congratulations girlie!!!!!
:)
Jodie

ps....geez I wish that were MY trunk loaded like that. You could have called me...I'd have come helped you clean ;))))

Quilt or Dye said...

Happy Anniversary. I am glad that you started blogging too!

Gran said...

Happy Anniversary 2 U!
Good Bloggette!
Count me in - glad I did not miss your celebration, just got back from the East Coast.

Gran said...

I have been a follower - and glad of it.

Gran said...

Hey, I just put your brand new blog button on my blog side bar - cute!

Gran said...

It's me again - I just posted about you and your Anniversary in Blogland on my blog. You are worth sharing all about and around in blogland. Congratulations!!

Jenny said...

I have found a number of real life bloggers/quilters right here in my city thru blogland, that is just a great thing. thanks for a chance and happy blogiversary!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Oh yippie! Happy Anniversary, Sinta! I am so happy that you decided to start blogging.

My favorite thing about blogging is all of the inspiration and talent out there. It is fun to see what others make and I love seeing their progress, too.

So please enter me for your wonderful giveaway!! LOVE it!!


xo
Becky

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

...and enter me again as I am a follower...

b.

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

...and again as I am posting it on my sidebar - or does that one count?

xx

Rachel said...

Happy Anniversary! Thanks for the chance to win this giveaway!

Rachel said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Thanks for the chance to win this giveaway!

jaybird said...

it was great to meet you in person!! and hopefully we can do it again someday!!

Tins and Treasures said...

Congratulations on your blogiversary. I enjoyed visiting you here. Thank you for entering my name into your generous give away!

Happy Spring ~Natalie