Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The Time Has Come


Yes my sweet peeps, the time has come. During this time of year, we think back on the things we are thankful for. I am very thankful for the many blessings that have come my way. And this year I have so much to be thankful for. After many years of debating whether to build or buy, we are grateful for the house the Lord directed us to. My family has been amazing as we moved to a new house, and then they cared for me when I had my fall.

Blessings sometimes come is surprising ways. Walking through this adventure called life, we cross many paths. Two years ago I would never have thought about blogging. I'd been reading the Pioneer Woman, and one day it seemed like a fun idea to chronicle my quilting story. I never would have thought that I'd have enough to talk about, and actually have people (that's you guys) read my little blog.

It's been so encouraging, amazing, exhilarating, humbling to know each and every one of YOU!! Because you see, there appears to now be

400 Followers
and
400 Posts

In the spirit of thankfulness, I think the time has come to have a little giveaway :-)

First off,
Christie, Describe Happy was my 400th follower, so she will automatically be receiving a little prize. And here is the giveaway scoop. I'm offering for this giveaway two Charm Packs of Winter Wonderland by Arrin Turnmire, plus one yard of coordinating fabric. This is a flannel collection of fabric. Two spools of matching thread and a little Schnibbles pincushion that I made. I also may throw in a couple of other goodies as well.


To be entered for this giveaway, just leave a comment on this post. And because I love my sweet followers, if you are a follower leave a SECOND comment to be entered a second time. If you are new to my blog, I invite you hop onboard and become a follower. If this blog should make it to 500 followers (woo-hoo!) I will add a second prize ;-D

1. Comment on this post = 1 entry (be sure that you have a way to be contacted)
2. If you are a follower, add an extra comment and let me know = 1 extra entry

This giveaway will close on December 1st and winner will be drawn on the 2nd.

I am counting each of you, my blogging friends, as a blessing to me. You make my life so much richer with your love for life, creativity and encouragement.

"Hem your blessings with thankfulness so they don't unravel." ~Author Unknown

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Nancy said...

Happy 400 posts and followers... I have been a follower for a while now, but just made it "official"...lol

Nancy said...

How did I miss that fabric...what a great giveaway!

Kelly said...

Happy 400! What pretty fabric.

Susan said...

Congratulations on 400 posts and followers! I'm so thankful to have you as a blogger friend! :o) Happy Thanksgiving!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I never thought I would like blogging, but it has become a regular part of my day. I wanted my cousin Martha to be able to see my quilts. I still don't think she has looked....grin.

Thanks for the giveaway. I love that fabric.

Billie

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I'm a follower!

Billie

susies1955 said...

Congratulations on the OVER 400 followers.
Susie
susies@twcny.rr.com

susies1955 said...

I'm following with Google Reader. :)
Susie
susies@twcny.rr.com

Christie, Describe Happy said...

Happy big 4-0-0!!! Unreal to see me in your post -- too cool!! Did I mention that love flannel??

Christie, Describe Happy said...

And, I am also a follower! Happy Thanksgiving!!

JojoMia said...

Thanks so much and congratulations!

JojoMia said...

And here's my second chance. Love that fabric~

Rita said...

Congratulations on your 400 followers and posts.

Rita said...

I have been a happy follower for quite some time. Happy Thanksgiving!

Loris said...

Well, it has been a very full year for you. It is good to hear how God has blessed you with direction and love from family. I really enjoy reading along.
The fabric and thread and pincushion look so festive together. Thank you for such a generous giveaway.

Loris said...

And yes, I'm a follower :-)

sharon said...

Congrats on the 400th post and the magic 400 followers! Love reading your blog!
Sharonj.

sharon said...

I am a follower too!
Thanks Sharonj.

Willa said...

Best wishes on the dual milepost!

The giveaway looks yummy.

Teresa Felgueiras said...

Thank you very much for the great giveaway.

Teresa Felgueiras said...

I´m a follower.

Mia's Cottage said...

I am kinda new...Congrat's... hope you hit 500 sooner than expected!

Mariliz's Musings said...

Very cute fabric...I think I need it!!

Mariliz's Musings said...

I'm a faithful follower!

Denise :) said...

Love that quote - I think I may borrow that for my facebook! :)

Denise :) said...

And I'm a *long* time follower. LOL! :)

Terry said...

Congratulations on reaching those milestones! Love the giveaway too! Thanks so much! :0)

Terry said...

And of course I'm a follower too! Thanks again! :0)

SewCalGal said...

Because I do so love Christmas fabric, here is my official 2nd entry.

I am a very happy follower!

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Midlife Mom said...

What a lovely give away, I love that fabric! Congratulations on so many posts!!! I love your blog and have been reading for some time but just got on your followers list!

Midlife Mom said...

I'm a follower! :o)

Karen said...

Great Giveaway! Congratulations on the milestone!

Karen said...

I am a follower!

Linda said...

Well I'm new but I love your blog! Happy Thanksgiving! Thanks so much for the sweet giveaway!

Linda said...

I just got on board and became follower! What fun!

Peaceful Piecer said...

Congratulations! Thanks for a chance to win!

Peaceful Piecer said...

I'm a happy follower. Thanks for a chance to win!

Sewn With Grace said...

Congratulations on 400 posts and followers! What a fun giveaway, thank you for the generous giveaway items!

Sewn With Grace said...

I have been a follower for quite awhile now! :)

Helen said...

I am new to the world of blogging. What an inspiration your blog is, 400 posts and followers. Woo Hoo!!! I took a little tour and love what I see. I will have to come back when I have more time.

Jacque said...

Congratulations!!! Wow such a great milestone! Thank you for the chance to win!

Jacque said...

I am a very happy follower!! Thank you for all your creativity!!

Loralynn said...

I know I have enjoyed coming here since I discovered your blog! Congrats on your milestones!

Loralynn said...

I didn't realize I wasn't an "official" follower. I have had you on my google homepage, following you...but...I have fixed the error of my ways by clicking your follow button! ;o)

Talin's Corner said...

Wow 400...congrats.

Talin's Corner said...

I am a follower, so please enter me in your giveaway. And Happy Thanksgiving!

SewLindaAnn said...

Congrats on over 400 Followers! I was already subscribed in Google Reader, but recently learned you need to click the Follower button to add to your numbers..so I did. I was like no. 409

SewLindaAnn said...

Great giveaway. I don't remember seeing that line and the flannel design looks really nice.

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

And I count you as a blessing to me too! Thank you for the fun giveaway! Congrat's on 400!

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

And I am a happy follower too! :-) Happy Thanksgiving!

Kim D. said...

Congratulations Jocelyn! I wasn't expecting a giveaway.. Thanks for your generosity. Stop by to see my new quilt design. I hope you get 100 more followers.

Kim D. said...

I'm already a happy loyal follower. Happy Thanksgiving to you.

Quilt Hollow said...

Do you know I thought I was a follower but apparently wasn't? I'm official now!!

Quilt Hollow said...

Congrats on both 400+ followers and 400th post! I need to go see how many I have...I do believe you have me beat! LOL
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours...and the first official one in your new home!!

Becky said...

Congratulations!!!! 400 is awesome! Thank you for sharing your quilting life and personal life with us. It is a blessing to have you in the blogging world. Have a fabulous Thanksgiving!

Becky said...

I'm a follower, of course:)

Jackie said...

Happy 400! What milestones to have reached! I'd love to be entered into your giveaway.

Jackie said...

I'm a follower (a happy one!) too!

Joanna said...

I've been subscribed to your blog via Atom feed, but now I'm a follower. Congratulations on hitting 400 followers and posts.

Joanna said...

Winter Wonderland looks like a fun collection. Thank you for the giveaway.

scottylover said...

Love your blog & the give away, too! Thanks for the chance to win!

Sandy A

scottylover said...

I follow you, too!
Sandy A

Nanato4 said...

I love your blog ... so 400 followers doesn't surprise me. ha!

Nanato4 said...

And how much do I love your blog ... enough to have been a follower for some time now! ;-)

Lisa said...

Happy Thanksgiving! It's my favorite time of year. ~~Lisa

Lisa said...

I just officially became a follower, #414. I have read your blog for months but just added myself as a follower. Congratulations on 400 posts *and* 400 followers. ~~Lisa

regan said...

Happy 400+!

And Happy Thanksgiving!

regan said...

A happy follower here!

Thanks for having a giveaway!

vivian said...

Thank for the chance to win that cool flannel
Jane

vivian said...

I am also a follower. Thanks! Jane

Allie said...

400 followers and 400 posts!! My goodness, Jocelyn...talk about timing, lol! Congrats on such excellent numbers! I started reading PW too way back when.
Lovely give-away, hon!

Allie said...

Um, yep, I'm a follower!

QuilterMary said...

I'm a follower ... and SEW glad to be!

QuilterMary said...

400 followers! WOO HOO!!! Would certainly be thankful to be picked as the winner.

Cheryl said...

I love reading quilt blogs. Its so much fun to see what others are doing. Thanks for the chance to win.

Marcia said...

Congratulations on 400x400 milestones reached! Thank you for this sweet giveaway to celebrate. Please enter me into the drawing.

Cheryl said...

Just became a follower. Hope you hit the 500 mark!

Terri. said...

What a great giveaway! Congrats on 400!!
tshaw6580@yahoo.com

Terri. said...

I am a follower of your blog.
tshaw6580@yahoo.com

Marcia said...

I am a follower. Have a blessed and happy Thanksgiving! I'm hemming mine in with thankfulness as per your unknown author.

Deanna said...

I enjoy visiting your blog and getting good ideas. Thanks!

Piecefulafternoon said...

Wow - 400 and 400 - congrats. I've been following you on bloglines - you have 12 more followers over there.

Quilting_Chris said...

Here I am adding to the count to push you over 500. Please enter me in your drawing.

CJ said...

Nice giveaway!! Congratulations on the double 400!!

CJ said...

I follow your blog. :D

Alice Grace said...

Congratulations to one of my favorite bloggers! Please enter me into your giveaway, and thanks!

Alice Grace said...

And I am also a follower!

Kelley O said...

Congratulations on 400 Followers! You deserve it, you have a fun, inspirational and inspiring blog. Your hard work and the countless hours of time you put into it brings all of us back time and again. Thank you for the great giveaway!
Kelley O

Kelley O said...

I am a follower and I have had you in my Google Reader for some time now. Thanks again for your blog, i enjoy it more than you can imagine.
Kelley O

Dawn said...

What a generous give away, Congrats on the milestone!

Dawn said...

I'm also a Happy Cottage follower :)

Bree said...

Awesome giveaway! And what better than flannel for a cozy Christmassy quilt? I'll have to turn the a/c down a few degrees and pretend it's actually winter ;)

Bree said...

And you know i'm a follower!

Sonia said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Thank you for your wonderful comments. I'm sure we all feel the same about you. I know that your blogs always brighten my day. :)

Sonia said...

Hi again. I have been a follower for some time too. Thanks for the opportunity of the drawing. :)

Just Ramblin' said...

Wow, the big 400 and I'm one of your followers. Congratulations! Thanks for the opportunity to be in the drawing. Nola

ledamewood said...

I've been a follower for a while, love your blog.

ledamewood said...

Please enter me for a chance at your giveaway.

Linda in PA said...

Congratulations on your 400s! Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me for a chance. Thanks.
lraetaylor@gmail.com

Linda in PA said...

I just became a follower. Thanks.
lraetaylor@gmail.com

Notjustnat said...

Happy Thanksgiving Jocelyn. Congratulations for 400s posts and 400 followers - looking forward for many more to come - Hugs Nat

Joanne Lendaro said...

400!! WOW! Congrats!

Thanks for the fun giveaway!

Joanne Lendaro said...

I'm a follower...Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

SarahVee said...

Congrats on the 400s! Thank you for another generous giveaway.

Laura said...

Congrats! Please count me in!

Laura said...

I'm a current follower!

Vivian said...

A great giveaway. I love those charm squares.

Nicole said...

Congratulations! What a cute giveaway! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

Darlene said...

Congratulations, Jocelyn! Cute giveaway - keeping my fingers crossed. :-) I've been a 'follower' for a long time but made it 'official' just now. :-)

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

Robin said...

400 followers is quite an accomplishment.
I agree, there are some amazing bloggers/quilters out there.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Congratulations on 400+ followers and 400 posts Jocelyn! Thanks for the great blog to read.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Of course I'm a follower!

Val said...

Congrats on 400 posts and 400 followers! That is something to be proud of!!! Love your giveaway.

Val said...

You are the blessing but wanted you to know that I am a follower!

Jan Hatchett said...

400 posts and 400 followers is definitely something to celebrate! Congratulations!

I have enjoyed writing on my blog as well, so I know what a good feeling this is!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Jan Hatchett said...

I am also a follower! I have been one for a pretty good while and enjoy your blog very much!

NanaNor's said...

Hi there, Congrat's on your 400th blog-isn't blogging just amazing! I love the fabric so please enter me. I almost didn't enter when I saw how many people had but then changed my mind.

NanaNor's said...

Hi again, I'm also a follower and so glad that I found you.

Linn said...

Congrats on over 400 followers. I love the patterns on this fabric!

Linn said...

Also, I've been following for about two months now.

Dresden Quilter said...

Congratulations on 2 years!

Dresden Quilter said...

I am a follower!

Christine said...

love dropping by your blog...to see what you have been stitching!

Christine said...

have just become a follower...

Barb said...

I am a follower!!!! Have been a follower, and will always be a follower....!!

Barb said...

Oh wow.....my mouth is watering as we speak, what a fun giveaway!!

Laura of Harvest Lane said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Ivory Spring said...

Congratulations, Jocelyn. You have been a blessing in the quilting blogland.

quilary said...

Congrats on your 400 or so followers. I am soooo in love with that fabric collection. Thanks for the chance to have some!

quilary said...

I am now a follower.

Peach Rainbow said...

Congrats & Thanks for the chance!

Peach Rainbow said...

New Follower!

Stray Stitches said...

Blessings to you and your family for a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Stray Stitches said...

I am a regular follower. Congratulations on reaching 400 posts and 400 followers - quite an accomplishment!

Doodlebug Gail said...

Congratulations on 400 posts and followers .... just a tad more than me :-)

Doodlebug Gail said...

I am a follower ..... Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Love your blog!

JanetK said...

Congratulations! and Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

JanetK said...

I'm a follower too!

Paula said...

What a wonderful giveaway! Please count me in, thanks! And I wish you a very happy Thanksgiving!
ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

Paula said...

I'm a new follower!
ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

trudys_person said...

Strange ... I'm another Paula! Thank you for the giveaway and congratulations on your 400th post!

paulamb at shaw dot ca

Roslyn said...

Lovely fabrics & a great time to be sewing cozy flannels!

Carrie P. said...

You make our life richer too. Congrats on 426 followers. Great giveaway too.

Carrie P. said...

I am an official follower now!

Joy said...

Those would make such a cute quilt...thanks for sharing them!

Joy said...

I just signed up to follow your blog.

Debra said...

Congrats on your 40th follower. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Debra said...

I'm a new follower and happy to be one!

Micki said...

COngrats and what a lovely giveaway!
Thanks for the chance to win!
Micki

Micki said...

I am also a follower.
Micki

SheilaC said...

Congrats on your milestone! :)

Thanks for the give away

SheilaC

SheilaC said...

I follow!

SheilaC

Sher said...

Congrats! Such a fun giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity.

Cheryll said...

I'm a new follower & THANKS for becomming mine.
I'll keep my fingers crossed for a WiN !!
:)

Cheryll said...

Now I'll cross my toes as well... may as well be in it twice. ThAnKs !!
:)

young by design said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win your lovely giveaway!!

Wendy said...

Isn't blogging the greatest. Congrats on 400.
Someone will be very happy to win those fabrics.

Joanne said...

Wow! 400 posts and followers! Can't imagine!
Thanks for your inspirations! ♥

Joanne said...

I am already a follower.
Great give away, thanks for the chance!♥

Stefanie said...

Wow! What a great giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win! Congratulations on 400+ followers. (as of now you are well on your way to 500-- more than 1/3 of the way there)

Stefanie said...

I am also a follower. Love your blog!

Wendy said...

Happy 400th post and follower. Thank you for a great giveaway. You should be getting the gifts. Blogging is hard at times to maintain.

Painting 4 Him said...

Wow, congratulations on your 400th post. I love your blog, thanks for the possibility of winning fab fabric.

Painting 4 Him said...

I am also a follower. Thanks!!

Suzie said...

Congratulations on your 400 followers and posts! Thank you for this lovely giveaway!

Connie said...

Just found your blog and I am enjoying it!

Connie said...

Just became a follower, have a wonderful day.

Four dogs and one quilter said...

Congrats on reaching 435 followers!

Four dogs and one quilter said...

Just found your blog, am now a follower!

Louise said...

Congratulations on the big 400!
Louise

Khris said...

You know I never really thought about what inspires me...but now that I think about it I would say it is every person out there in blog land that I come across...there is something on all the blogs that I follow/read that makes me appreciate how talented we all are in different ways...it inspires me to see wonderful, caring people who are willing to share their skills by sharing tutorials or ideas...wonderful people who have give aways or give to others in need....the way others give when sad times fall on others in tragedies around the world....congrats on your 400 followers of which I am one...hugs Khris

Prima Donna said...

Wow! 400 followers! I am still tweaking my first blog. Hope to be just like you someday. Congrats!

Prima Donna said...

I am now a follower. Good luck on reaching the 500 mark.

Joan J said...

Congratulations on the 400/400! And what a generous giveaway.

JoanOH at cinci dot rr dot com

Joan J said...

I'm a new follower (I would have followed, giveaway or not! Now I'm off to do some reading on your blog!)

joanoh at cinci dot rr dot com

Emma said...

Happy 400 day!

Hope Creations said...

Congrats! That fabric is beautiful!

Hope Creations said...

I am a new follower too!

gill said...

Great fabric!
I see you're up to 440 followers now!
Gill

gill said...

I'm a follower
Gill

Karen said...

how exciting to hit 400! acp328@yahoo.com

Karen said...

I'm a new follower too! acp328@yahoo.com

Judy said...

Congrats on the blog! And thank you for the giveaway!

Heartsdesire said...

Congrats on 400 followers. I'm sure you will be up to 500 in no time. Your blog is very enjoyable.

Heartsdesire said...

I'm also a follower.

Irina said...

Oh, I love this fabric! I'd make a great quilt out of it! thanks for the chance

Irina said...

I'm also your follower! congratulations on 400 followers... you'll soon have 500!!!

robin said...

Congrats on 400 posts and 400 followers! I'm one of them! :o)

robin said...

Neat fabric! I'd love to make something with it. Thanks for the chance to win!

Vivian said...

I'm a follower. You're getting close to 500.

Patty said...

Thanks for the great giveaway. I love flannel fabrics.

Patty said...

I follow your blog

MoeWest said...

Congrats on 400+ followers and 400 posts. Thanks for the giveaway of beautiful Christmas fabric!

MoeWest said...

I'm a new follower, pushing the count toward 500.

Mama24Monkeys said...

Oh how I love this fabric...it's even flannel! Makes me merry just thinking about it.

Mama24Monkeys said...

I am a new follower

Deb said...

What a lovely giveaway. Thank you. It's gorgeous fabric.

Deb said...

I am a new follower :-)

Quilthaze said...

I love that fabric! I just became a follower too!

Janice said...

Nice giveaway! Thanks!

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