Friday, April 29, 2011

Something Old, Something New... and a Giveaway

Something old, something new....
(in honor of the Royal Wedding)
something borrowed, something blue.
The old is me! My blog is 2 years old now !
And I have started my 4th year of reading blogs.

I wish this little house was mine, but it is Mary's...
I would like to introduce you to her blog Molly Flanders if you haven't already met.
I found this blog a month or so ago and I just love visiting. I thought you might also!
Maybe she will let me "borrow" this sweet little pincushion.

Since even before I started blogging I have found the most incredible women who inspire me on a daily basis in the blogosphere.
There are several that are on my sidebar but there are far more that I follow and then there is a whole other group that I have marked as favorites on my computer: Categorized in folders A-G, H-L, M-Z, then quilt shops category, prim section, Aussie group... the lists go on and on.
I also have a love for home design and I have a googleplex of favorite blogs that pertain to that.
I mostly don't comment on those blogs... just look and listen and soak it all in!

But some of the blogs I love to read, daily, every morning, for the past few years
 (and are probably ones you visit too)are:

Stina, who I would most like to be like when I grow up!
Kim who can tell a story like no other!
Nicole, who is amazingly articulate and prolific.
Jen who was both, my first bloggy friend and swap partner.
Sherri, who is incredibly talented and loves all the same things I do.
(I'm sure we have matching sewing rooms)
Thelma, who if I could, follow around like a puppy dog to watch what she does next!
Mary of Quilt Hollow is an amazingly amazing long arm quilter as well as a wonderful piecer.

I want to thank you all for  sharing your creativity, so today, my 300th post and celebrating 2 years
of being a member of blogville, makes it a perfect time for a giveaway!
(this is the "something new" part)

I love this book -lots of wonderful projects in it!

and here is something "blue"...
a little camera bag to go with the book.

So now you need to know what to do:
(here's when you say "I Do")

1. Share a favorite blog link with me, as your comment.
2. For a second chance to win, become a follower
(or let me know if you already are)

The giveaway will end on Mother's Day.
I will pick a winner on Monday May 9th,
(which happens to be the hubs birthday)!


Congratulations to the Royal Couple...
and good luck to everyone who enters the giveaway!

110 comments:

yorkie mom said...

I like to read Red Pepper Quilts-although I'm not sure how to create a link! gougeonathome@charter.net

diane said...

canatiohttp://lilysquilts.blogspot.com/ this is one of my favorite blogs!

diane said...
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diane said...

I am a follower

Donna said...

You were bang up on the list of favorite bloggers! Another I love to read is Candace of http://www.squashhousequilts.com/

Congratulations on your 300th post. Your blog is among my favorites!

Donna said...

I am an avid follower. Keep up the good work! Congratulations again on the 300th post.

Stitched With Prayer said...

http://happyinquilting.blogspot.com/
Though I visit several blogs everyday, Peg always posts a delightful finish or WIP.

Stitched With Prayer said...

I am a follower, and I have to tell you Happy 2nd Birthday to your blog. Thanks for a delightful giveaway.

Mary said...

I have been a follower for a long time. I love what you have to say.Congratulations.

Mary said...

One of the blogs I like to read is Retrofabulous-retro.blogspot.com. She is making a beautiful Dear Jane quilt.

Jo said...

I am already a follower and look forward to your posts. Congrats on the 2 yrs!

Jo said...

One of the blogs I enjoy is cat patches

Cardygirl said...

Glad you are here as I love your blog...and Sherri's...so something different I love reading Cathy's blog at http://cabbagequilts.blogspot.com/. Cathy is warm,sweet and very inspirational!
I am a follower too!

Cindy said...

One of my favorites is Twin Fibers - you get two for the price of one!
http://twinfibers.blogspot.com

rebecca said...

Check out thequiltedpineapple. Very fun blog!!

rebecca said...

I am a new follower!!

Diane H said...

I follow you. Thanks.

MB in MI said...

Love to follow YOUR blog..you're a great inspiration!

MB in MI said...

also just found a new-to-me cute one: Blue Elephant Stitches.

Linda said...

I have to share my friend Wendy's blog. A prim lover too!
http://wendy-kirby.blogspot.com/

Monica said...

One of my favorites is http://secretsewingsisterhood.blogspot.com/

Monica said...

And I'm already a follower!

Diane H said...

Here's a fun site:
http://vintagefeedsacks.blogspot.com/

Gretchen said...

What a fun giveaway! One of my favorite blogs and one of the first I started reading is Quilt Obsession http://quiltobsession.wordpress.com/
Cathi does amazing hand stitching and quilting and her photos are great.

Gretchen said...

I am a follower!

quilary said...

Here's one of my favourite sites http://oneygirl-myquiltingadventure.blogspot.com/ and Leona is a lovely person too!

quilary said...

I am a newish follower. Congratulations on your 2 yrs and 300 posts!

Kay said...

I just became a follower. I read your blog everyday & am always amazed at what you get done. Thanks for inspiring me & congratulations on 2 years.

Sunnybec said...

I follow you

Sunnybec said...

I follow Molly too and love her blog.Hope you enjoy the wedding today..I am off to get comfy on the settee now... LOL

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Congratulations my bloggy friend! thanks for the shout out too! :) I think we follow most of the same blogs too.

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

I'm a follower too. ;)

Angela said...

Im a new follower!!!

Angela said...

Great blog to watch is spontaneious threads: http://www.spontaneousthreads.blogspot.com/

Jean Burke said...

I read your blog - as well as those you highlighted in your post - although Molly Flanders was new to me - thanks. Some of my other favorites are Wendi Gratz, mamacjt, freckled whimsy and obsessive crafting disorder - and a whole bunch more!!! Thanks for all the inspiration! Piece.....

James-Linda said...

HAPPILY FOLLOWING YOU!

jldouglas@wispwest.net

James-Linda said...

HELLO!
A FAVORITE LINK: http://happyinquilting.blogspot.com/


jldouglas@wispwest.net

Stray Stitches said...

One of my favorite blogs to read is Sharon's, Vrooman's Quilts http://vroomansquilts.blogspot.com/. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway.

Stray Stitches said...

I am a regular follower of your wonderful blog.

Sheila said...

I have a very long list of favorites but the blog that inspires me the most is http://luannkessi.blogspot.com/ ,
her talent just blows me away . I plan on checking out the list you have as some I am not familar with ,thanks for the links.

Sheila said...

I am already a follower and really enjoy your blog!

Andee said...

I now follow you...I am going to have to go with Craft Nectar's blog by Weeks Ringle http://craftnectar.com/

Shannon said...

I am a follower! Congratulations!!

Shannon said...

One of my favorite blogs to read is http://straystitches1.blogspot.com/.

mamabug said...

I'm a follower :) k.bugbee@att.net

mamabug said...

I love Pam Kitty morning!! what a cutie k.bugbee@att.net

Stina said...

Sinta!!!!
Ahhh.. now you made me cry... that was the sweetet I have read about myself !! But thankyou .. now you made my day...:O)))
I have found Mollys blog too and I love it.. but must have missed the cute house.. so sweet!!!!
Here´s a blog I have found fresh... http://blueelephantstitches.blogspot.com/.... and you know I am a follower...:O))) smile!!!! Wont miss your posts... but am struggeling to come back to comment posting form again..;o))
Love Kajsas book but havent bought it yet.. so it would be a lovely win..:O)) If I win.. ( wink wink) you can give the camera bag to someone else.. since I have my own..:O))
And Lastly ...I LOVE YOUR FLAGS!!!!! Gosh they are PRETTY!!!! Big smiles from Sweden!!!

The Rx quilter said...

Hi, I have been reading blogs for a little over a year...wow what I was missing! I have so many favorites for different reasons, but I think for now it is Chasing Cottons :) Lisa in Texas
http://chasingcottons.blogspot.com/

The Rx quilter said...

I have been following you on my favorites for a long time, but now I officially follow you :)
Lisa in Texas

Linda said...

This is actually my first visit to your site...I found you through Annette @ Sunshine Yellow...she has a wonderful site and was one of the first site I went to when I started about a year ago. I am now going to follow you too! And I will be off to visit all of the sites you reccomend :0)

Teresa Felgueiras said...

I love http://stitchingcubbyhole.blogspot.com/. Visit the blog. I'm sure you'll like it.

Teresa Felgueiras said...

I'm a follower.

Marcia W. said...

http://stashmanicure.blogspot.com/
This is one of my almost daily reads. I enjoy the guest posts.
Thanks for the giveaway - and congratulations on the 300th.

sue said...

I also like to read blogs - I don't comment as often as I should, though. I also like Mary from marysblog.com (making stash quilts from stash).

shez said...

1 of my favourite blogs is http://stitchingcubbyhole.blogspot.com i hope you enjoy it as well.

shez said...

I am a follower now thankyou for a chance to win these lovely prizes

Quilt Hollow said...

I follow ya and am still asking where are we headed? If it is more years in blogging and getting to know one another COUNT ME IN!! I've enjoyed you and was so tickled to see my name in "lights" okay..well not lights but print. Your such a sweetie and always so kind. I'm always looking to see your next post but not always good about taking the time to say HEY, I'M HERE. Have a super weekend!!

DianneB said...

A favorite blog of mine is Creative Confessions. I've met her and gave her a quilt shop tour in our town. We have girls the same age.

DianneB said...

I am now a follower. Thanks for a great give away.

Jessica said...

I had a hard time picking just one blog...http://quiltsalott.blogspot.com/
Janet's work is so beautiful it inspires me to try a bit harder with my free motion quilting and her applique is beautiful!

Jessica said...

I am follower!

Tammy said...

I'm a follower. Thanks for turning me on to Molly Flanders. I love both of your blogs.

Tammy said...

Can you share where I can buy the Union Jack quilt pattern?

Fiesta said...

Thank you for the chance to win. I like my blog so I am sending you the link.http://quiltingfiesta.blogspot.com/

Sherri said...

Congrats! I am so glad you started blogging...because I love reading your blog! Blogging is just amazing..for all the reasons you mentioned!

Wendy said...

What a fun giveaway in honor of the royal wedding. I'm a follower and how can I pick just one blogger? There are sooooo many great friends out there. Sharon always makes me laugh.
http://redgeraniumcottage.typepad.com/my_weblog/

Quiltsmiles said...

I already am a follower and love my visits to your blog. AS for a blog I like to frequent often, it is Filminthefridge.com . Ashley makes beautiful quilts and her photos are lovely.
Thanks for showing this book, If I don't win, I'll have to check it out.

Jane
Congrats on #300!

quilt cookie said...

I am a follower. I just found a new blog: lucyquilting.blogspot.com
Hope you enjoy it!

Debbie said...

Gosh there are so many inspirational blogs out there but I do like "Jenny of Elefanz" and she is such a sweet person as well. She does beautiful stitching as well!

Debbie said...

I am now a follower too! Thanks! Love the pincushion!

Merete said...

I have so many favourite blogs, both international and norwegian. Some of them are Piece 'n Quilt, Jaybird quilts, Canton Village Quilt Works, Red Pepper Quilts, Mamacjt

Merete said...

I am a follower

RabbitKrazy said...

I happen to like Oh Fransson.

Christine said...

I really enjoy Stitched in Color. Lots of great ideas and discussion.

Christine said...

I follow you too now!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I'm a follower!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

This is a blog I love to follow:
http://bumblebeansinc.blogspot.com/

jennifer said...

One of my favorites is http://confessionsofafabricaddict.blogspot.com/

jennifer said...

I'm a new follower:)

Sallie said...

I always read Linda's blog at http://straystitches1.blogspot.com.

Sallie said...

I'm a follower. Thanks for the chance!

Rhonda said...

I love reading Linda's blog at http://straystitches1.blogspot.com.

Rhonda said...

I'm a new follower of your blog!

Mimi said...

I always look forward to my daily dose of CraftGossip.com - something for just about everyone!!

Mimi said...

I am a new follower and look forward to your future posts. Yay!

Deb said...

I like Oh Fransson and Red Pepper Quilts.

pinsandneedles said...

Here is a link to one of my favorite blogs...(I'm sure yours also)
http://www.ohfransson.com
Congratulations of your blogaversary and 300th post!

pinsandneedles said...

I'm a follower!

Kathy H said...

I am a follower. thanks for posting your favorite blogs. I am always looking for new inspiration.

Kathy H said...

I really enjoy reading stray stitches.

Mary said...

It's really hard to pick one favorite blog because I have so many but I do love yours!

Deborah in Atlanta said...

I've always said if I had to choose just one blog, this would be it: http://straystitches1.blogspot.com/

Deborah in Atlanta said...

I am a follower!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh wow there are so many to share. But this is a great idea. Here's mine.

http://quiltstory.blogspot.com/2010/12/hst-quilt-finish.html

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I am already a follower. Happy blogiversary :-)

Linda said...

I like this a lot!

http://straystitches1.blogspot.com/

Linda said...

I'm a new follower!!

Chris said...

Hi! One of my favortie blogs is Mountain Musings at girottifamily.typepad.com. The whole family contributes to the blog from quilts to canning to cooking. WOnderful blog! I enjpoy the "parades" you have on your blog!!
our10kids@cox.net

Chris said...

I just signed up to be a follower! Thanks for the chance to win your give away!!
our10kids@cox.net

Corrie said...

Woohoo, I'm #100. Come on one hundred!! I'm a follower, absolutely. Oh, we get enter twice. Hang on, I'll be back.

Corrie said...

Now, I'm 101, even better. I go to farm chicks when I need a little brightening of the day. Simple life in the country.

Becky said...

I am a happy follower of your blog:)

Becky said...

One of the blogs I love is Quiltville, Bonnie Hunter's blog. I also like Stray Stitches blog. Have fun discovering new blogs!

Debra said...

I'm a follower!

Debra said...

I just love this little pillow found here: http://alamodefabric.blogspot.com/2011/03/eeeek-im-giddy.html

Shiree said...

oh I visit so many blogs on an all to regular basis, how to choose!!!

try this one out...http://sotreadsoftly.wordpress.com/

Glenys said...

I'm following now! The house pincushion and drawing pins are really cute!

Glenys said...

I would say my favourite blog is http://www.evangelione.com/ I love her dolls! Congratulations to you too!

Needled Mom said...

Happy blogaversary! Hasn't it been a wonderful experience? The world is full of wonderful blogs. One that I love is Wanda at http://exuberantcolor.blogspot.com. She is unbelievably creative.

Needled Mom said...

I am a follower too.