Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Blogiversary Giveaway

The New Year marks 5 years since I started blogging.  What started as Journaling of my quilting adventure has brought me to over 1000 posts written, and 550,000 page views!! As a "Thank You" to my readers and followers, and in appreciation for all of your kind comments, it seems appropriate to have a little giveaway!

First up -


Everyone loves Denyse Schmidt's fabrics, so Two 1/2 yards and a fat quarter of DS Quilt Collection fabrics and a copy of "Circle Quilts"  book using strip piecing.

Next -

I ended up with two copies of this Incredible Thread-a-Bowl books.  So I am offering this as a second prize.  I will throw in a couple of spools of thread for you to get started :-)

And lastly -


A fun car decal in Winter White by Kati cupcake.  It measures 5 1/2" x 12".  

If you would like any of these prizes to show up in your mail box, just leave a comment.  You can tell me where you live or how the weather is in your area.   If you have a prize preference just tell me in your comment.  Otherwise I will award the first prize to the first winner, second to the second name etc, etc....  If you follow my blog, you may leave a SECOND comment, telling me how you follow and you will have a second entry :-)  I MUST have a way to contact you.  If you are a no-reply, leave your email address.  There were over 100 no-reply comments on my last giveaway!  If you are not sure, you can check out Karen's instructions HERE.

Giveaway will close on Saturday.  I will post the winners on my blog and contact them by email.  I must have a response by January 22 or a new winner will be drawn.

Thanks so much for following along on my little blog.  It has been great fun to meet so many creative people and if you are a new reader, know that I appreciate you coming along on my journey.  

Happy Quilting!!

87 comments:

Terry said...

Happy blogiversary! Your giveaway goodies look great, but leave me out of the drawing. I have enough of my own stuff already! LOL

claudia said...

What a fantastic milestone! Congratulations!
Fun prizes too!

Heather said...

Congratulations on your blogoversary. quite the accomplishment.
Please enter me in the drawing for the thread bowl book. That looks like fun.

Today it's sunny here in Ontario and our stacks of snow are slowly melting down.

Barb and Sharon said...

Wow, five years is a long time to blog, congratulations! I'd love a chance to win either the circle quilt book or the sew nerdy ( that suits me)
Barb@Witsend

Crickets Corner said...

Congratulations on hitting such a remarkable milestone. Today it's bright and sunny but it's still only 40 degrees. Only another six or seven weeks until the temps start going up. I would pick the Circle Quilts and fabric.

Christine Robinson said...

Congratulations, doesn't time pass quitckly. I would like the thread bowls book if I was picked.

bab5313 said...

It is currently 41 and looks like rain showers soon in State College, PA.

bab5313 (at) psu (dot) edu

bab5313 said...

I also follow you via Bloglovin.

bab5313 (at) psu (dot) edu

bab5313 said...

Sorry - forgot to mention that I would love the circle quilt book and fabric :) (if i win, of course)

Gill said...

Congratulations!!!
I love DS fabrics!
Here in the UK it's still wet with more rain and flooding predicted!

Sharon Eshlaman said...

The book "Circle Quilts" would be a coo! Thanks for a chance to win. I'm in Michigan and today it's 36 rather than the minus 12 we had last week.

Sharon Eshlaman said...

I follow you on Bloglovin!

Bridget B said...

Happy Anniversary!!. I would love the circle book but would just be happy winning. It is 26º in South Dakota and very windy- a few snow flakes.

Bridget B said...

I am a happy follower

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Congratulations! What a great milestone. And what a generous giveaway. (I do own the thread book though). It is 40º here in western WA and the sun is trying to come out. Thanks for the fun!

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

I follow with google. :)

gailss said...

Congrats on your 5 year blogging and have to say I really enjoy following along with you. How time flies and thanks for lots of inspiration.

Julianne said...

Congrats on 5 years! Awesome! I live near Sacramento in the Sierra Foohills...its been like springtime all winter, we need rain desperately! Thanks for the giveaway!

JoyceLM said...

Happy blogiversary from rainy & cool North Carolina. We actually had tornado warnings on Saturday - strange for January. Thanks for the chance to win.

JoyceLM said...

I'm a GFC follower & read your blog posts via Bloglovin'. Thanks again.

barbara woods said...

i follow by gfc, love your blog. thank for the chance

Barb said...

Congrats!!!!

Cathy said...

Happy Blogaversary!! And thanks for the wonderful giveaway. I love the first book. It looks interesting. Hugs

Cathy said...

I have been following you on Blogger for about 3 years. I always find something interesting on your blog. Hugs

Renea said...

Congratulations!! I live in Iowa and it is cold and the wind is blowing. Woke up to snow falling this morning. Thanks for the great giveaway.

Linda said...

Congratulations and hello from Halifax, Nova Scotia. All our snow is gone due to all the rain and warm temperatures the past few days.

Linda said...

I am a happy follower on GFC

Cath said...

Happy Blogiversary!! I am from sunny Queensland, Australia. There is a common saying about Queensland - "Beautiful one day, perfect the next" and today is just "Perfect"!
Cath @ Bits 'n Bobs

Cath said...

I follow your blog through Bloglovin and though my blog reader.
Cath @ Bits 'n Bobs

scottylover said...

Happy blogiversary! It is blustery and turning colder here in Missouri. We have a chance for snow flurries tonight, too! BRR!

Sandy A

scottylover said...

I follow your blog through Blog Lovin', too!

Sandy A

Emily C said...

Happy blogiversary!
I would love either of the first 2 prizes. My hubby would not allow me to use the third.

Mary said...

Happy Anniversary. Great job.
I have been following you a long time and always enjoy reading your blog. Happy day.

Toystory said...

I live in VA and it's getting COLD again!!!
Happy Anniversary
Prizewinner at gmail dot com

giddy99 said...

I live in Middle Tennessee, and it's supposed to turn cold again (up and down, if you don't like the weather here, stick around)! :)

giddy99 said...

I follow you via Feedspot!

PK Sews said...

Happy Blogaversay from snowy Wisconsin! Thanks for your lovely blog and the chance to win. My favorite prize is the Circle Quilt book.

sew.darn.quilt said...

Congratulations from the unsettled Saskatchewan prairies, last week's temperatures -52 ... tomorrow +2.

sew.darn.quilt said...

I follow via Bloglovin' :)

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

Wow 5 years! I have been at it for only six months...I live in Montrose, CO which is about an hour from Telluride and 5 hours from Denver. It has been unusually cold and we had our first snow day in 23 years. I loved the snow day and hope for another soon because it is awesome quilting weather! Thanks for the giveaway!

MoeWest said...

Happy blogaversary! The circle quilt book looks like fun. Our Calgary weather is looking good this week, not freezing. Tomorrow is 41F.

SewCalGal said...

Happy BlogAnniversary. Please don't count me in your generous giveaway. I just wanted to join the fun of celebrating 5 years. FIVE YEARS! Wow. Definitely worth celebrating.

And, I'll toast to another 5 years!

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Ellee said...

Congratulations on your worthy accomplishment! I look forward to seeing what you will share with us in the years to come. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

Ellee said...

I follow by email. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

Sharon Jones said...

Congratulations on your Blogaversary, may it go for many more years.

Love the circle quilts book.

I live in Cloncurry and we are experiencing very hot weather and are in drought.

sharoneujones(at)gmail(dot)com

Sharon Jones said...

I follow by email

sharoneujones(at)gmail(dot)com

QuiltSue said...

Happy Blogiversary. You're offering some great prizes, but if I was a lucky winner, I'd prefer either the 1st or 3rd prizes, as I already have the book on bowls. That's all if I am eligible, as I live in the UK?

QuiltSue said...

I follow you through Bloglovin.

barb's creations said...

Happy 5th blogversay, Mmmm the weather reached 4o degrees today and we're expecting 44 tomorrow and 42 on Friday so hot, hot, hot over her in Australia at the moment, I'm trying to think cool thoughts but failing dismally :) Barb.

Melle said...

Happy blogiversary!!

I'm in Michigan and it's C O L D here this winter....

A new snuggly quilt would be fabulous. :)

But then so would a pretty open bowl :)

Tickledpeep@yahoo.com

Melle said...

I'm also a follower via email. :)

Tickledpeep@yahoo.com

Margaret said...

Happy Blogaversary! I live in northern Michigan and it is snowing. The wind is blowing and drifting.

Margaret said...

I am a long time follower/stalker of your blog.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

CONGRATULATIONS on your five year anniversary! blessings ~ tanna

Terri van Gulik said...

Congratulations on your 5 year anniversary of blogging. The weather in Ottawa has finally warmed up a little bit - Only -5C this morning. Still cold but bearable.

Lucy Mclaurin said...

Wishing you a very Happy Anniversary!!! What an accomplishment. Loving your blog and now following it for sure!

Lucy Mclaurin said...

Forgot to say I'm in Somerset in the South West of England. It is cold and damp and mizzling here. A day to wrap up nice and warm and preferably stay indoors with the fire.

Darlene's Dabbles said...

5 years of blogging. Wow, good for you. I live in Alberta Canada. We have had a nasty winter with tons of snow. Last evening the temperature rose above freezing and we had stong winds - gusting to 90 km an hour.[This is not the norm for where I live]

Sowing Stitches said...

Congratulations on 5 years of blogging! Now that's what I call 'staying power'! This morning greeted us with below freezing temps and fog so thick I couldn't see our neighbors houses!
Snow is on tap for tonight!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

OK, put me in for the Sew Nerdy car decal. Suits me to a T. As for our weather, it's sunny and COLD today. High of 16 degrees.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Since that Sew Nerdy car decal suits me so well, I'll use my 2nd chance as a long time follower. Glad you are warm there.

Cloud 9 said...

Happy Blogaversary! I live in Minnesota, winter has been a bit brutal but getting more tolerable. At least I love downhill skiing!

Cloud 9 said...

I follow on Bloglovin.

Lori said...

congrats on your blogoversary.
Weather here in the Midwest this week is milder than last week. Last week it was below zero. This week it is cold windy, a little snow but in the twenties. Can so deal with that easier. LOL
Thank you for the give a way.
I really would like the Circle Quilts book.

Lori said...

congrats on your blogoversary.
I am one of your followers via email
Thanks for the give a way.
I really would like the Circle Quilts book.

Jennifer said...

Congratulations! I've loved looking at your creations and inspirations!

Joan H. said...

Congratulations on your anniversary!It is cold and dreary here in Wisconsin today. Some snow during the night.

Susan Stanton said...

Congratulations on five years of blogging! I live in VA and today it's sunny and mild and in the 50's. Yay, as I hate cold, cold weather. yoyopattycakes@hotmail.com Would love the Circle Quilts book!

Susan Stanton said...

I follow you through email. Thanks for the giveaway! Would love the Circle Quilt book should I win! yoyopattycakes@hotmail.com

Jusmom1 said...

Happy Blogiversary! It is 46 degrees here, but it is damp and dreary and chilling me right to my bones! Thank you so much for the chance to win!

Kathy Boice said...

Happy 5th Blogaversey! I would prefer to win the Two 1/2 yards and a fat quarter of DS Quilt Collection fabrics and a copy of "Circle Quilts" book. It is about 30 degrees here but wind makes it seem much colder. Light snow expected this afternoon. Thank you for your giveaway! midwayfarms@hughes.net

Linda said...

HAPPY BLOGVERSARY!
THANKS FOR A NEAT GIVEAWAY>I'D LOVE TO WIN THE 'CIRCLE QUILTS+FABRICS!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

Shauna said...

Happy Blogversary!!! Such awesome prizes. They would definitely warm my heart deep in the heart of Texas. :)

Kris said...

Wow 5 years of blogging..Congrats!
I am still trying to figure things out but hope to be around and still blogging in 5 years. I am from NE and it is cold and windy so I need to be quilting!

Debra Graham said...

I enjoy your blog, would love the book on circle quilts. Here in Ontario Canada we have been hovering right around the 0 degrees, that is both celsius and farenheit.

Debra Graham said...

I follow you using bloglovin.

A Quilter's Mission said...

I am in the central valley of CA. It is warm here. Todays high was 75! Not a good thing.

Scrapatches said...

Happy Blogiversary! I just found your blog. Thanks for the kind comment on my blog and leaving a thread trail back to your quilty goodness. Nice giveaways! I would be happy to receive any of these, but I admit I love the book and the DS fabric. I live in New England where the weather is very changeable in the winter. I am looking forward to a little spring weather ... :) Pat

Scrapatches said...

I am a new follower via GFC ... :) Pat

The Victorian Girl said...

I can always use some more fabric! Happy Blog-anniversary!
kellam.susan@yahoo.com

The Victorian Girl said...

I follow by e-mail. Would love to win MORE fabric!
kellam.susan@yahoo.com

Susan P said...

Hello from Chicago! It's cold and snowy here. Counting the days until Spring. It's been a brutal winter. Congrats on your five years of blogging!

Susan P said...

I follow you by email. I would be blessed to win anything. Thanks!

claire said...

Hello from clear & cool Alabama.

claire said...

I follow you on Bloglovin.

Susan Paxton said...

Happy Blogiversary!! Love your blog...always so fun! We are having a heat wave here in central Utah...45 degrees today..after suffering through minus degree temps in December this is nice..

Susan Paxton said...

I follow you by email...Thanks