Sunday, January 24, 2010

One Year Giveaway

Today marks my first year blogiversary! I wrote my first little post hoping someone might read it and leave a comment. Thanks to a couple of friends that had blogs already, they helped spread the word. I have met a lot of great gals from all over the world and love hearing about their stories and accomplishments. I get so inspired daily by so many talented crafters/quilters that share their ideas with all of us. I hope that something I have made or suggested might have helped or inspired somebody also. So to share a little in honor of my year of fun, I am giving the following away to celebrate. A darling pattern from the Acorn Quilt & Gift Company, Betsy's Closet....several half yard pieces of the cute fabric, Doll Dresses.....a charm pack of Spring Magic by April Cornell for Moda.....and a 5 1/2 inch ruler (one of those things I bought and had already, yes, you have done the same thing). This all will help us think Spring! Just leave a comment for one entry. If you want a second entry you can blog about it and link back here....that is up to you. Please leave a second comment if you do that. I will draw the winner in one week.....sometime next Sunday, January 31st......yikes, one month will be gone in 2010!! Thank you everyone for your friendship.


On a side note, we noticed 5 or 6 robins in our backyard today.....first time I have seen them this early. I wanted to tell them that we have A LOT of cold and snow yet to come and they better head south again. The picture is through our dining room window and isn't the greatest, but you can see that is a Mr. Robin!



169 comments:

Terry said...

Congratulations on your one year blogiversary! Love the giveaway goodies! :0)

Terry said...

I'm back!! I just posted on my blog about your giveaway too! :0)

Tudy said...

Congrats! I am so glad you suggested we do blogs. Terry got mine up and running first but you did your own. Hope I win.

Tudy said...

I just posted it on my blog.

Pat said...

Terrific giveaway! AND...let's hope the robins know something we don't.....that maybe spring is coming EARLY this year????

Coloradolady said...

What a great giveaway....Congratulations on your one year anniversary! I just love your wreath...so very pretty!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Congratulations on your one year blogiversary! Great giveaway. Thanks for entering me :-)

Michelle said...

Congrats on your 1st year! Here's to many more...great giveaway. By the way Terry sent me.

Cara said...

Congrats on a year! It takes a good deal to keep at it.

Connie said...

CONGRATULATION! Robins, "spring maybe"! Just found your blog and list you as a follower. I found you on Trudy blog. Your giveaway is great! HAPPY SEWING!

lesthook said...

Happy Anniversary! Lovely giveaway!

paulette said...

Hi Sandy!
Congratulations on a year of blogging!! Is it just me or is a year a lot shorter now?! Please throw my name into your give away hat...I would love to win this lovely fabric, pattern and ruler (and no I don't have one...yet! ;o) )
Take care and thanks for the chance!
Paulette

Sara said...

Happy one year blogging anniversary!

Barb said...

Congratulations.....

Love your giveaway, I did a post about your givewaway on my side bar, thanks so much.

Corrie said...

Congrats on the one year blogversary! I would love to win this giveaway!

Pokey said...

Hi, Sandy! One year and continuing on. I've enjoyed being a follower!

deemcd said...

Just hopped over from Terry's Treasures and am so happy to have your Blog. You go girl, and have fun in 2010!

Deanna

OsageBluffquilter said...

Congratulations on your first year.
I haven't seen Robins in the yard yet. But today we did see the SUN. First time in over a week. Now they are calling for snow tonight and tomorrow. Oh well.
Patti

Pokey said...

I have you posted, hope you have a great week!
http://pokeydotquilting.blogspot.com/2010/01/sandys-giveaway.html

Linda said...

Congratulations Sandy! Where has the time gone. Heres to many more...

Rae Ann said...

Congratulations! What a great giveaway! I am happy I found your blog. I have become a follower and will check back often.

Ashley and Jason Faucett said...

Congrats on the one year! So very exciting! I'm far from that! Love following your blog; here's to many more! :)

Bonnie said...

Congratulations. The 31st is my birthday. Wouldn't that be nice.

Christine said...

Congratulations on your first year and many more to come, I will come back and visit that's for sure.
Love the pattern it is soooo cute.

cheers
Christine

ps. I will blog about your give away on my blog now

Bonnie said...

I posted on my blog

Greg said...

Congrats on the 1 year.. I learned of your blog from Terry.. and am now a follower.

Rae Ann said...

It's me again! I posted your fun giveaway on my blog just now!

Cynthia said...

Congrats on your blogaversary! That is a darling giveaway. Don't you just love blogging friends?

Quiltingdaisy said...

Winter giveaways... Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy.

Jan said...

Great give away. I found you via Pokey.

GloJoeSews said...

Congrats! I hope I last that long. Love the giveaway!

Gran said...

Congratulations!!!!! A whole year and look at the friends to stop by to read about what is happening in your world. Thank you for the giveaway to celebrate and I am wishing you a great second year!

Mike & Jen said...

Congrats on your first anniversary! I love being able to connect with so many other crafters through blogging!

Renee G said...

Congrats on your first year. Wishing you many more years of blogging and giveaways.
rsgrandinetti@yahoo(dot)com

Di~ said...

This looks like fun! Thanks for the chance...I found you from Rae Ann.

Annelies Dease said...

I love robins...and I LOVE the chance to win such goodness. Our first grandchild is due in weeks ( a baby girl) and what a cute pattern to greet her with!!! Congrats on the anniversary. I am new to blogging too. What a joy it has brought to my life.

Melinda Cornish said...

doesnt a blogging year go fast? yikes and congratulations...this month is flying by......please include me in your drawing!

Melinda Cornish said...

also posted it on my blogs sidebar.....Melinda

Deb said...

Hi Sandy, many best wishes for your blogaversary. Isn't blogland a wonderful place to be, I found your blog through Terry and I'll be back to visit again, its a lovely blog.
hugs Deb

Miss 376 said...

I can't believe it's just been a year. Congratulations, and a lovely giveaway

stitcheranon said...

Hi,
Terry pointed the way to your blog (Thank you Terry).
I cannot resist that fabric..it is gorgeous...so happy blogersary and thank you for hosting such a generous giveaway!

Ukka said...

Hi Sandy!
Congratulations on your one year blogiversary!I just signed up as a follower of yours. Oh fingers and toes and everything else crossed!! my blog
http://pishitejulie.blogspot.com/ I'm putting a link to your blog candy on my sidebar.
Greetings from Russia,
Ukka

Lori Kay said...

thanks for the giveaway and happy celebrating!

DianeH said...

Congratulations! Thank you for a chance in your generous giveaway.
Ohhh those poor robins I hope they have their long john's on!

Simply Sandy said...

Congrats on your anniversary. I have just added your blog to my list of reads. From one Sandy to another, happy to join you!

Paula L. said...

Congratulations and thanks for a lovely giveaway!
ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

Larisa said...

Congratulations on your one year blogiversary! Great giveaway. LI linked it on sidebar))

debbie said...

ts on your one year of blogging. That's dedication. Thanks for a lovely giveaway!

Deanna said...

Congratulations on a year of sharing! You must really love BOM groups. I am new to the Blog world (don't have my own yet, working up courage/energy) and had no idea there was so much out there. Generous giveaway, too. I can always use fabric and the ruler looks handy. I don't have one that size and am gradually discovering that each has its purpose. Sort of like the screwdrivers in my husband's tool box.

Material Mary said...

Happy Blogiversary, happy blogiversary. Love the prizes--pick me please.
Mary

PaTcHwOrK jEnN said...

Congratulations on one year! That is exciting about the Robins. I am just starting the blog journey and look forward to a year!

Doris Widger said...

Happy Anniversary, Sandy! I'd love to be entered in your giveaway. Heard about it on Terry's blog!

ROSA said...

WOW!!! This is really some wonderful candy.. Thanks for a chance to win..
saluti dall'italia the post on http://blogcandymania.blogspot.com/
Hugs, rosa

Copper Patch said...

Happy anniversary. I found you via Terry. Enjoy your next year in blogland and goal of FUN!
Abbe

dorthac said...

Congratulations on your anniversary. It is so nice of you to share. I would love to win. I don't have a blog so if I win I will e-mail you my address. Thanks again.

Foster Momma said...

Wow a year...that's great! Congratulations!

pinsandneedles said...

Congratulations on your blogiversary! I am new to blogging and just discovering all the creative and inspiring ladies all around the world. I have a lot to learn!

Needled Mom said...

How nice to see the robins...spring must be coming.

What a nice giveaway for your blogiversary. Congratulations!

Maria said...

Co on your blogiverary. Yes time gos by too quickly.I love blogging too and have meet many new bloggy friends.

Tina said...

Congrats!(:
Nice candy!I'm in line!

Tina said...

I'm your follower and the link on your candy is here(: http://boosinka-tina.blogspot.com/

PunkiePie said...

Congratulations and thanks for the chance!

PunkiePie said...

Blogged about it too...
http://misspunkiepie.blogspot.com/2010/01/blogiversary-giveaway_25.html

Deb C. said...

Oh very good for you. I found you thru pokeydotquilting blog. So now I shall bookmark you and check back often. I love your beach photos. It is very cold/damp here in northern New York State.

Ingaredstoka said...

Congrats for one year of blogging! Glad I found your now! Wonderful goodies as well!

Susanne

Ingaredstoka said...

Now I have posted on my blog about your giveaway too
http://ingaredstoka.blogspot.com/2010/01/ytterligare-en-utlottningq.html
Susanne

Doina said...

Great giveaway! Congratulations on your one year anniversary! Please include me in your drawing!

deborah said...

Congratulations on your blog anniversary! Love your blog and am now a follower. Love your giveaway!

sweetbabies00 said...

Congratulations on your first year. Thanks for the giveaway. :)

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your one year anniversary. The giveaway looks DARLING, and I would be THRILLED to have it. Kristy in Ohio

selene said...

Congratulations on your one year anniversary!!Great giveaway I would love to win this lovely fabric, pattern and ruler!! I did a post about your givewaway on my side bar, thanks so much
http://pinceladasdecolorenpx.blogspot.com

Julia said...

Congratulations on your one year of blogging. I started a year ago this past Saturday, the 23rd. It has been fun. I have loved getting to know so many kindred spirits.

Melissa C said...

Happy Blogiversary and here is to many more. Great spring items for a giveaway, thanks for the chance.

Jane said...

Congratulations on your 1 year anniveresary! You are having a great give-away!

Jane at mccrthyj@gmail.com

Di said...

The continuing generosity in the virtual quilt world is amazing! Thanks so much Sandy

Sinta Renee said...

Happy Blogaversary Sandy! I can't wait to have my first:) I already posted about your giveaway on my blog... but I forgot to come here and tell you! Please enter my into your drawing, I love the pattern & fabrics, very cute!www.pinkpincushion.blogspot.com

Country Laura said...

Congrats on your first anniversary!
Love the giveaway!
Ciao
Laura

Country Laura said...

I just posted it on my blog.

Bridget B said...

Happy Anniversary Great giveaway. Please enter me.

call me crazy said...

Congratulations on one year of blogging fun! :-)

esquiltingpassion said...

Hi, my name is Elaine newbie blogger. I find that sometimes I can comment and sometimes I can't. Congrad on your 1year anniversary,I read on Punkie Pie blog.

Carol in E TN said...

Please sign my up for your great giveaway! And Congrats to you on your blog Anniversary.

Carol in E TN said...

I posted on my blog about your giveaway!

Angela said...

Congrats on your anniversary. Blogland is so friendly. Thank you for sharing.

Kim said...

Happy Blogaversary!
Love all the goodies. Thanks for a chance to win.

Tammy said...

Congratulations on your one year blogversary!

Brenda said...

Congtratulations on a successful first year. We quilters/crafters/artists really tend to suppport each other and love to group with others. And we share -- we don't keep our discoveries or what we've learned private. And we really do love to give things away. Think how many quilts or other things you've given to others as opposed to keeping them yourself. We do make "keepers," the ones we wouldn't sell for any price. But -- we might just give one of those to a very special friend who "needed" it -- who was battling a serious cancer or dealing with some other very life-threatening illness or life crisis!

Robins and cheerful fabrics -- maybe enough to make me believe that spring actually does come every year. With this cold snap we're having, it's especially nice.

Thanks for the blog and for the giveaway, and best wishes for a second great year.

Brenda

P.S. Sorry for preaching to the choir, but I was thinking how people are spreading the word about other people's giveaways when, in fact, the more people who enter, the smaller our chances of winning are!!

Brenda said...

This comment shouldn't count as an entry, but I chuckled when I read about the ruler. I do that on purpose, but MY personal real irritating problem is buying the same magazine twice. When they come out bi-monthly, the cover and the contents maynot look familiar if you've just skimmed the mag and not had time to really sit down and read it. I can't remember what the covers look like for two months! And no returns allowed.

B.

Annette said...

Happy One Year anniversary Sandy! You have an awesome blog. I found you through Pink Pincushion and I have enjoyed my visit.

pajudie said...

Congratulations on your one-year anniversary - please enter me for the great goodies -
Judie

Crafty Maine Mom said...

Wow! One year... Congratulations. Your throwing the party and giving the presents. Your great.

Jacque said...

Congratulations on your one year!!!
I love reading your blog!! And what a great giveaway, too!!!!!

Patty said...

Hi. Enter me to win! Congrats on your blog anniversary!

Digital Misfit said...

Happy Blogaversary!
We have had unseasonably warm weather here too. I hope the poor birdies dont show up too early and freeze their lil feathers off!

Thank you for celebrating with this wonderful giveaway.
hugs,
Heidi
heidig@gmail.com

DebsCrafts said...

Love the goodies, hope I win.

DebsCrafts said...

I blogged about it here:
http://debsblogcontests.blogspot.com/2010/01/giveaway-for-fabric-pattern-and-charm.html

Panigalinka (Pandadim) said...

Congratulations on your one year!!!

Christine said...

Congrats on 1 year!

Mary said...

Congratulations on your year. I am glad to hear you say about connecting with other crafters and quilters. Some of the ideas others have are so neat, and fun to try. Keep up the good work.

Sharon said...

Congratulations on your first anniversary! And what a nice give away...hope to win!

Mary said...

I posted it on my blog too.

Anonymous said...

Love your blog and this give away is great! Happy Anniversary!!!

Gale

galew417@comcast.net

Maggey and Jim said...

Happy Blogversary.. I am a new blogger and am getting on your follower list also adding you to my sidebar..thequiltingcouple.blogspot.com.. Really like your blog and the giveaway is so nice, who wouldn't love to win..
Maggey

SewCalGal said...

Happy Anniversary. What a delightful way to celebrate with a giveaway. Count me in!

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Marj said...

Congratulations on your one year blogiversary!! Your giveaway is a very generous one, Thank you.

Béa said...

Congratulations on your one year blogiversary, hope I can play from France, thanks for the giveaway !

Annika said...

Congratulations on one year of blogging! I wrote about it in my blog to :) http://sammanfaller.blogspot.com/2010/01/tavlingar.html

Edit said...

Happy blog anniversary!!! The giveaway items are so great, please include my name in the drawing, too.

Best wishes,
Edit

Wivi-Anne said...

Congratulation! What a lovely giveaway.

Wivi-Anne said...

I just posted it on my blog.

Nanci said...

yes it is amazing how many good people are here on the blogs. I too started out just blogging, but I didn't know anyone at all. Didn't even know how to quilt really, but after almost three years, it's still a thrill when someone comments for the first time.
I feed robins some raisins in the winter, they need the energy and do love them.
Here in Whitby, we don't see them much...brave souls that they are.

2miracles/Tove said...

I think you have a nice blog. congrats!

free indeed said...

congratulations on your one year anniversary! We won't see robins till at least April if not May up here in northern Maine. Lovely fabrics to draw my mind to the coming spring...it WILL come!

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

Congratulations on reaching one year!!

Tanya said...

Hi there! I am new to your site Thanks to Rae Ann. Way cute stuff you have!!! Happy Blogiversary!

Love 2 Quilt said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! Hope the robins mean spring is getting closer.

Tanya said...

Hi again...I posted your Give Away on my blog too!

Frog Quilter said...

Congrats!

Rita E said...

Congratulations on your one year anniversary! What a wonderful giveaway ... wishing you another happy successful year of blogging!

arlette said...

Congrats in your fist year in blogland, I'd love to be entered in the drawing, thank you so much for sharing!

arlette said...

I put the giveaway info on my sidebar, look at the left side of my blog!, now I'll have my fingers and toes crossed!!!, I haven't seen a robin before!

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

How ever did I miss this giveaway? I see lots of familiar names....and no one e-mailed me to tell me they were entering...guess they wanted these beautiful fabrics for themselves ay? Well...sneak my name into the drawing...LOL

Happy Anniversary :)
Smiles,
Kelly

larifunk said...

This is my first visit to your blog. I was referred here by Tanya. Thanks for some good ideas!

larifunk said...

Oops - I forgot to say I posted your giveaway on my blog.

peggyapl said...

congratulations! love your giveaway!

pixie13 said...

Congrats on your first year & thanks so much for the lovely giveaway!

throuthehaze said...

Congrats!

Ashley and Jason Faucett said...

I posted it on my blog!!

shelia said...

Congrats!!!! Happy One Year :)

Mandy Noble said...

Congratulations on one year blogging!!! What a lovely giveaway - I hope I win!

Mandy Noble said...

Just posted about your blogiversary!

Marie said...

How exciting - I laughed at all the "hope I win" comments because we all know that I want to win.

gill said...

what a great giveaway!
gill

MoooooN said...

Hello! Congratulations to you! What's a candy!
Thanks for a chance to win!

Tanya

MoooooN said...

I've linked your candy on my sidebar under the section "Blog Candy". http://scrapmooooon.blogspot.com

KnutzEls said...

Thank you for your visit to my blog. And congratulations with your first year of blogging. It is such great fun to meet other bloggers. I love it.

Jane S said...

Congratulations! I love your giveawaythings and hope to be one of the lucky persons!
Jane in Sweden

James said...

CONGRATS TO YOU ON YOUR ONE YEAR BLOGIVERSARY! LOVELY GIVEAWAY! THANKS FOR SHARING! XOXO LINDA

jldouglas@wispwest.net

Teresa's Quilt Stash said...

Congatulations on your 1st year in blogland. I just realized I missed my 1st year on Jan. 22. Oh Well!

Anya said...

Congratulations and thanks for the chance!

Prim2Pink said...

Please enter my name in your giveaway! I love the colors of the fabrics.
Happy blogaversary!!
Judy

Prim2Pink said...

I will be posting your giveaway in my blog!
http://prim2pink-giveawayfinds.blogspot.com/
Judy

Trisha said...

One year in blog land, good for you!! Thanks for the giveaway!

Homemade Quilts by Granny said...

Congratulations on your first blogiversary.Very nice give away thanks for a chance to win.

Ведьма said...

Congratulations on your 1 year anniveresary! You are having a great give-away!

Tatyana at TBerezhnaya@gmail.com

Ann said...

A great giveaway! Congratulations on your blog anniversary.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Congratulations on your blogiversary!! Sweet giveaway!

Bonnie in Iowa said...

Congratulations!!! What a great blog and giveaway. Have really enjoyed visiting here.

jonbonjovious said...

Congratulations and Happy blogiversary!
I would love to win this as it would give me an excuse to do something fun and luxurious for myself!
thanks for sharing!

canngil said...

stumbled across your blog today and I love it! you have a real talent with needle and thread!

Fleurette said...

Congratulations and best wishes for many more happy years of blogging,cheers

Regena@QuiltnQuiltthings said...

It's amazing how fast that first year of blogging goes by. heard about your blog from pink pin cushion. I think I will stop by again. Good Luck
Hope you have a great day. :o}
Regena

Regena@QuiltnQuiltthings said...

Just wanted to stop by and say I posted about your give away on my blog. :o}
Regena

Diane said...

Congrats on your one year mark! What a great give away to celebrate.

carmel said...

happy blogiversary!

what a great giveaway!

i am also having a giveaway on my blog you are welcome to join in!

thanks!

carmel said...

and i blogged about your giveaway
thanks!

beth said...

Yeah for one year of blogging! It is a fun way to connect with other quilters!

LethargicLass said...

Congratulations on your one year :)

caitlindevlin@hotmail.com

Beeshebags said...

Happy Blogiversary to you
Happy Blogiversary to you
Happy Blogiversary dear Sandy
Happy Blogiversary to you

Please enter me into your giveaway...I would blog about it, but as it's drawn tomorrow it's probably not worth it, so I'll just have to hope that my one entry is the winning one! Good luck to everyone else anyway.

Hugs
Naomi

Betty said...

Congrads! What great giveaway! Please include me! Visit my blog for the great One World One Heart giveaway from around the world.

Rhonda P. said...

Congratulations! Great giveaway!

The Strawberry Mallard said...

Congratulations on your blogaversary! Isn't it amazing about those robins? We saw so many here last week that I had to look at the calander.
Nancy

SheilaC said...

Happy Anniversary!!

Great give away, thank you for the opportunity to enter!

SheilaC

ozlynda said...

Congratulations on your first of many years.
Great giveaway. Thanks for entering me.
http://taylormadeinoztales.blogspot.com/

Kristen said...

FUn! Congrats on the one year blogiversary. It must feel good. Thanks for the chance at some Spring Magic. We all need some right now, right?
BTW, LOVE the header. I have made things out of 4 of the 6 fabrics you have. Yummy aren't they?

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! I enjoy the blog and your giveaway gifts look super.

ivoryspring said...

Congratulations - and thanks for hosting the giveaway.

Dresden Quilter said...

Congratulations on your 1 year anniversary.

Gene Black said...

Ooops, I am late. Congrats to you anyway. Here is to many more years of creativity and blogging!