Friday, July 17, 2009

Blog Anniversary Give Away

Who knew a year would pass for me so quickly here in blog land. Yesterday I received an email from Cathi as a simple reminder that today is the one year mark of my very first post. I've enjoyed getting to know many quilters through blogging this past year and I hope to carry on those friendships along with some new this next year.
Many of you know that I am a longarm quilter building a customer base. Thank you to all who have requested my services these past several months. It has been a joy and I have to admit that it is really hard to give back your quilts!

As I was upstairs today finishing up the quilt on the frame I couldn't help but think of older quilt kits that I will never stitch. Also, a little voice in my head from Cathi's email that was reminding me it has been a year. So with that Quilt Hollow went to the closet and pulled out an older Thimbleberries Club pattern called "Nosegay" that includes the Thimbleberries fabrics. This kit goes way back to the days I worked in a Georgia quilt shop.

Are you interested in the kit? Leave me a comment and if your anonymous please include your email address or I can't contact you. Help spread the word about my blog give away too please!
Are you a follower?

The winner's name will be drawn next Wednesday 8am. Good Luck!






136 comments:

Martina said...

I really enjoy to follow your blog. Thanks for all your sharing. And congratulations , hope you will have still more fun and joy with your blog.

Cindy Lu said...

I enjoy your blog and Yes time does fly. Keep up the good work.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Congrats on your one year blogiversary! And, Oh wow, what a wonderful giveaway! I love Thimbleberries of any kind.

Country Log Cabin Quilter said...

I really enjoy your blog and follow it through Google Reader. I would LOVE to win the kit! Please add me to the drawing.

cockermom said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! I think it would be great to do the Thimbleberries kit!

Janet said...

Congratulations on 1 year of bloging! Please put my name in for your giveaway.

Anonymous said...

I love your blog and have followed you since Dec. Congrats on your 1 year anniversary! Shelley email sadio@nb.sympatico.ca

Kim said...

Congratulations on your first year anniversary! I have only recently found your blog and really enjoy it!

Your studio is so nice. :)

Louise D said...

I haven´t been reading blogs for a long time but found yours and enjoy reading what you tell and your inspire me in my quilting.
e.mail: dvd.elma@tele2.se

Carol said...

Congrats on your blogaversary.I would love a chance to win the Thimbleberries kit. I enjoy your blog and happy to have made you my friend. Guess I better get sewing on my quilt before you are all booked up with Christmas quilting. We are on out way to camp and I'm using my husbands iPhone

Judy in Michigan said...

I enjoy your blog and the pictures of your quilt studio and the lovely quilts you quilt. Congrats on your anniversary!! I would be very happy to be included in your give-away. Thank you for making my day more pleasant!!

Terry said...

Congratulations on your one year blogiversary! I've always read your blog, but I've just become an official follower! And I love anything Thimbleberries! Thanks so much for the giveaway! :0)

blushing rose said...

Happy bloggy anniversary ... where did the time go?

TTFN ~Marydon

Pssst! Visit our giveaway.

primsbynancy said...

I JUST RECENTLY FOUND YOUR BLOG, I AM A QUILTER, OLDFASHIONED KIND, I STILL QUILT BY HAND, THANKS SO MUCH FOR ALLOWING US TO SEE ALL YOUR BEAUTIFUL QUILTS, NANCY

Karen said...

I would have thought you had been blogging longer than a year. Don't know why I thought that. Anyhow, congratulations on the one year blogiversary! I am one of the friends you have made this past year and that is good for me.
I do not recognize the Thimbleberries pattern. The instructions are always good on them, though and I do like the fabrics.

Cathi said...

Well, since I was the one that let you know......I'm just saying. By the way, I love Thimbleberries fabrics. Congrats on you one year blogiversary! Definitely add me to the drawing

SewCalGal said...

Congratulations on your one year anniversary. What a way to celebrate - with a giveaway.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

free indeed said...

Congratulations on your blogaversary! Love the pic of your sewing space...it's so professional looking. My area is very small, but i'm working to make it mine....enter me please.

Colleen said...

Oh I would love to be a part of the giveaway! Congratulations on your first year. It goes really fast, doesn't it? Good luck with your business!

Tam said...

Congrats on your one year anniversary!
I added a PS to my blog post today about your business and give-away.
Looking forward to another year of visiting your blog :-D Please enter me in your give-away.

Robby said...

I would love to win your kit!!! My quilt on my bed is Safe Haven....I love Lynette's patterns, they are so easy to read and make.

Congratulations of being a one year old blogger1111

xxxRobby

Lori said...

Congrats on one year of blogging! PLease add my name to the drawing:)

cozy quilter said...

Happy one year! Please add my name to the draw for the kit.

Gail (www.thecozyquilter.blogspot.com

Sara said...

That year has gone by swiftly! Here's to another year of fun blogging.

Anya said...

Congratulations and thanks for the chance to win!

Carol said...

Happy Happy Blogiversary!

Sandy said...

I love your blog and have been following you for a couple of months! I also love Thimbleberries! I hope that I win!
Congradulations on your blog.

FrogQuilter said...

Your quilt studio is gorgeous...

Dawn Heese said...

Congrats on one year! It is wonderful how we all get to know each other thru the all powerful blog. Sometimes when talking to the girls at work, I will say "My friend Mary is making..." Isn't that great!

Tozz said...

Congrats on one year blogging!! Well done and I have enjoyed reading your blog too. Please enter me in the giveaway and I have been a follower for a while now. I have put up a link about your giveaway on my blog also :)

Guilitta said...

Its good to have you one year in blogland. I would like to win the kit.

Greeting guilitta

paulette said...

Your sewing room is to die for!! Lucky you! I really enjoy your blog. Well done!
Paulette

paulette said...

PS I love Thimbleberries!!! Paulette :o)

Fiesta said...

Mary I just love your sewing room. I like the table with all the see thru drawers.
Congrats on your 100th post. I just won a kit from you so no need to put me in the draw.

Linda said...

Mary I would love to win. Happy Anniversary in Blogland

JoyceT said...

What a sweet pattern. I know plenty of folks who would love this quilt.......alreay completed by me, of course!

Renee G said...

Congratulations on your blogaversary. You have a lovely quilting area --- I am truly envious.
Thanks for all you share.
rsgrandinetti@yahoo(dot)com

Carla said...

The kit sounds very pretty. Congrats on your year!

Darlene said...

Happy Anniversary, Mary! It's been fun getting to know you over the past year.

Sue in MI said...

I enjoy following your blog. Congratulations on your one year anniversary.

QUILTILNLG IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

I love your work room--it looks so neat and inviting--bet you really enjoy yourself while you are in there working. A whole year--time does go fast--but like you--I will be able at the end of my first year in blogging say "wow--look at all my new friends and look at all I have learned by just turning on my computer each day!!! Have fun and Congratulations--Hugs, just, Di

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Happy anniversary of your blog! Great pattern and fabric - it would be great to win. Oh yes, I'm a follower!

Ariane said...

Congratulations on your one year blog anniversary. I've been following your blog since before I even started my own. I just love it. Thanks for sharing with us.

Michelle said...

I follow your blog through google reader. Congratulations on your 1st blogiversary.
Your sewing room looks like a really insiring place to be! Count me in!

WoolenSails said...

I would love to have a long arm, but for now I will have to do free motion quilting. Happy anniversary and great idea for a giveaway.

Debbie

onlymehere said...

Add me!! Also, I'm so excited to see your studio from a new angle. I had wondered how the long-arm was set up. I just love your studio and have it in my files for inspiration when my day finally arrives that I can set a studio up! This is a fun give-away! Cindy

miniaturequilter said...

Congrats!! Love Thimbleberries fabric, and I am a follower.
Congrats on the blogversary!

Puddle of Grace said...

Oooohhh! I love the pattern! Congrats on your Anniversary!! Hooray for you!!

Serena said...

Congratulations! Wow one year. You're doing a great job and I hope you keep at it.

Don't worry about including me in the drawing. I'm unable to use most patterns because I still use templates.

Just wanted to send a big congrats your way and say that I hope to get to know you better in the future. You seem like a classy lady.

Orcsmom said...

Congrats on your blog anniversary. Thimbleberies is what got me interested in quilting to begin with, so I would love anything Thimbleberries!

Hugs!
Pam

QuiltSue said...

Happy 1st birthday!

I would love to be entered for your giveaway, but I don't know if you would post to the UK if I won? Don't worry if not, but do keep blogging, I love seeing your photos etc.

Bev C said...

Congratulations on your first year of blogging. I hope you continue to inspire us. Have a wonderful weekend. Happy days.

retdairyqueen said...

I have just found your blog and really enjoyed it May I enter your giveaway and congratulate you on your blogaversary

yvonne said...

Een hele mooi blog en heeel inspirerend .
En geweldig dat je op mijn log bent geweest .
Ik lees al een tijdje mee op jou blog groetjes yvonne

*karendianne. said...

Superb! You know, its wonderful to think how magical this year has been. To think of the real power of the Virtual World. We never would have met. I never would have been able to hang out at the Hollow in my Hidey Hole. Things just wouldn't have been the same. Life is abundant!!!

probably best not to enter me in the drawing although feel free to send chocolate any time!

Lorraine said...

COngrats on a year of blogging....time does fly by doesn't it!!! I love your quilting room!! I have an attic I would like to convert to a quilting room.....maybe once this round of renos is done I might get it done...!

Pumpkin Patch Quilter said...

Oh Oh, please count me in! I'm such a Thimbleberries nut! ;) Congrat's on a year of blogging, and your growing longarm business! :)

A Quilter Awakens said...

I would love to take that kit off your hands, so please enter me in your drawing! Also, you have a marvelous and inspiring quilt space. I am sharing the pictures with my husband in hopes he'll help me improve my workspace.
Karmen

Pat said...

Count me in, also....will post about this tomorrow (Sunday) on my blog!

Denise in PA said...

Congratulations! What a milestone! I LOVE that pattern - please put my name in the drawing. Thanks!

Susan Cahill said...

Congrats from me, how time does fly!

I would love to take that kit off your hands, there is always room for another project in my life.

Thanks for the chance.

Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

Deb said...

Congratulations on your special accomplishment in blogging! Happy Blogiversary! Please add my name; I'd love to win something from you. Yes, I subscribe via bloglines and follow.

Wendy said...

Congratulations on your blogiversary! I've really enjoyed all your emails and getting to know you as a good friend.
Add my name to the hat.

Zlaty said...

Congratulation on your blog anniversary! I enjoy reading your blog! Your studio is very spacious!

I am a happy blog follower! :)

Happy sewing!

Zlaty :)

Carrie P. said...

One year! Congratulations! I remember Thimble Berries. Used to be in a a club. Fun. Great giveaway.

Danielle said...

happy blogiversary! as you know i love your blog, here's to another year(s)++++ thanks for the giveaway, count me in please.

jofridsquilt said...

Congratulations with your 1-year as a blogger. It's a wonderful give-away you have got. Jofrid from Norway

Cheryl said...

A very happy blogiversary!!!! Your sewing/quilting space is just beautiful!

allsewnup said...

Hi, I've come over from Quilty Cat and started turning green with the wonderful sewing space you have. Congratulations on your 1st Birthday and I am about to become a follower of yours. What a super give away...WOW!!
Carolyn*

Stina said...

Congratulations on one year of fantastic blogposts!!!! :o)) I sure loved every one of them!! :o))

Lois said...

Just discovered your blog today. Congratulations on our anniversary and thanks for being there to make my day brighter. Please enter me in to the contest to win the kit.

Martha said...

Hi! I enjoy your blog so much. Please enter me in your giveaway. Happy Anniversary.

mtower@bellsouth.net

Michelle said...

Congratulations on your 1 year anniversary. I checked and the 1st year gift is paper. Maybe that means you should buy yourself some new patterns. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

Candace said...

Congratulations on a year, Mary! I always look forward to your posts. No need to enter me in the drawing - I'm trying to simplify during our house sale!
Cheers!

WIPPYSPLACE said...

What a surprise! I actually follow anything thimbleberries and your blog popped into my email box this am! You have a most beautiful room and I am going to go in search of your info for your business! I am also going to follow you! Your sewing room looks terrific and organized!! Congrats one your first year--it gets more fun and interesting as time goes by! Enjoy yourself!

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Happy Anniversary! I love, love, love your quilting space. I'm so happy to have "met" you through your blog. I've really enjoyed chatting with you, and hope to meet you in person some day. Here's to another year of wonderful posts!

secondofwett said...

Looks like a lovely quilt pattern,...I'd love to give it a try. By the way, I just love looking at pics of your quilting room...what a dream come true, I'm sure!

Ruth B said...

Happy blogaversary!! Love your blog and love that I am home to read it. I had a heart attack on Thursday. Ladies...my only symptom was a burning in my throat when I exerted myself. We need to be so careful because our symptoms can be so subtle!

Laurie said...

You have such a beautiful blog! And isn't it amazing how fast the time flies by?? Congratulations on making your first year and best wishes with your longarm business :)
laurie

Janice said...

I just found your blog and I am loving what I am seeing. Please enter me in your giveaway,I love Thimbleberries.

Janet said...

I don't need the kit, as I have plenty of those myself, lol. I wanted to congratulate you on your blogiversary.

Barb said...

Wow, you already have 81 comments....that is amazing. I love Thimbleberries, they are my all time favorites....While cleaing my sewing room, I came across a few things to give away but I am going to wait, I just had a giveaway. Thanks for allowing me to enter this wonderful giveaway.

LisaB72 said...

Congratulations on 1 yr of blogging. Your site is enjoyable reading. I would obviously like to win as I'm trying to build up a stash. Have a good time with further blogging.

LisaB72

Kaye said...

Pat sent me over and here I am. Congratulations on your one tear anniversary. Sure goes by fast doesn't it? I Love all the nice bloggers that I have made friends with and all the inspiration and help they give. Please enter me in the give-a-way

luv2quilt2 said...

Love your beautiful sewing room. Congratulations on your anniversary.

Gene Black said...

Hi, Pat sent me. I would love to enter your drawing. Congrats on a full year of blogging!

I think I will follow you too!

andsewon said...

Just wanted to wish you a Happy 1 yr Blogiversary!!!
I don't need the kit as I have some hidden away myself!! ;-)

Anonymous said...

Love reading your blog, congratulations on your anniversary,please enter me for the draw, Sue
Susan.phillips30@ntlworld.com

Jeanne said...

Happy Blogiversary! I'd love to win the kit.

Angela said...

Thank you for sharing. What an amazing studio you have. I have never bought a kit in my life!

Pat / Silver Thimble Quilt Co. said...

I am enjoying your blog..love your give away.. I'm a follower now!

Pat

Judy Alexander said...

Congrats!!! Mine is coming up soon.

Linda said...

Just started following. Love your IKEA cutting table. I have one too!

busymom said...

Congrats on your one year anniversary! Your blog is one I check daily. Thank you for offering such a great give away, I would love to win!

Needled Mom said...

Congratulations on your one year anniversary. I recently finished a Nosegay pattern all pieced by hand and loved it. The Thimbleberries kit would be wonderful.

Cornfield Quilter said...

I want to wish you "Happy Anniversary"! It is amazing how time does fly and it seems the older one gets the faster it goes! Please don't put my name in for your give-away, I still have that kit from being in the Thimbleberries Club and haven't made it yet. LOL :D

quiltmom said...

Congratulations on celebrating your one year anniversary- I hope you are having lots of fun getting to know many wonderful quilters from around the globe.
Regards from a Western Canadian Quilter,
Anna

Becky said...

Would love to win your give-away. Where in Georgia did you live? Which shop? I'm in Lilburn near Stone Mountain.

Happy Anniversary!

Bowlby said...

I'd love to win! Thanks for hosting the generous giveaway.

Julia said...

Congratulations on 1 year of bloging! I love coming to visit..
Please put my name in for your giveaway.
Julia ♥

Jantine said...

Wow, I love the work room and the quilt on the frame. I would like to win this lovely kit!

racheybabe said...

I have just stumbled across your blog, and I am loving your room.

What a beautiful blog.....

Rachelle

http://quarantinequilting.blogspot.com

racheybabe said...

I have just stumbled across your blog, and I am loving your room.

What a beautiful blog.....

Rachelle

http://quarantinequilting.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Congrats on one year. Love to win the Thimbleberries gift.

Frances frances.campbell@ns.sympatico.ca

Melody said...

Happy Blogaversary! I love your blog and wish you continued success!
Hugs & Stitches,
Melody

Winona said...

Congratulations on your one year anniversary! I enjoy seeing your work. Winona

Karen said...

Congratulations on your one year blogiversary!! Do you realize you have 106 comments already! Wow! You have made a lot of aquaintances via your blog. I couldn't see how many followers you had though. For some reason I am having issues with that even on my own blog!?

Rita said...

Happy Anniversary! Time sure flies when you're having fun.

nanaandpapa1 said...

hmmm, another blog to follow, when will I ever quilt? hee hee! Congrats on your blogiversary.

Laurel said...

I enjoy reading your blog each week. I know that you've worked hard to get your business up and running. Good luck!

Teri said...

I must go way back with you, because I think I might have some of those fabrics in my stash. Congrats on a successful blog.

Allyson in Alaska said...

Hello from Alaska! Congrats on your first blog anniversary.

Victoria M. said...

Congratulations on your one year blog anniversary. I've enjoyed following on google reader. What a great giveaway! I'd love to be entered.

AnnieO said...

Happy blogiversary! I would love to be entered in your giveaway. Thimbleberries fabrics were my first quilting love...

Teresa said...

Please count me in. I am afollower and enjoy reading your blog!

Mrs. Katie Picciottoli said...

Congratulations on your blogiversary! I'm glad I've found your blog and look forward to coming back and getting to know you - I'll also be participating in Melissa's Sig Block Swap :)

Congrats again and thanks for such a generous giveaway!

Heidi said...

Congratulations on your first blogging anniversary. I find blogging enhances life and makes you enjoy the details with a bigger appreciation. Here's to the next year of blogging...

Hugs ~
Heidi

Rebecca P said...

Wow a year, congratulations!
I just love reading your blog, & seeing the beautiful work you do. Your studio is to die for.

Barbara said...

Congratulations on your anniversary....I so enjoy dropping in to visit your world.
Hugs, Barb

sewmeow said...

Congrats! on your 1 yr. anniversary, and am now following you. Please enter me in your celebration giveaway! Thanks.

Gladys said...

Hola! Felicidades por tu cumpleaños! Soy de Argentina y si ello no es un inconveniente, me gustaría participar del sorteo. No sé si llego a tiempo. Igualmente gracias por ofrecerlo! Mucha suerte a todos! Mi mail: vegagladys09(arroba)gmail.com
Saludos!

A Joyful Chaos said...

What a sweet giveaway! I would love to be entered and thrilled if I won.
ajoyfulnoise@live.com

BUMBLE BEANS said...

I just found your blog and I just wanted to say I love your studio space.... (and it's so clean!)
congrats!

Vivian said...

I've enjoyed your blog every time I hop on. Congrats on your anniversary. I'm sure you've enjoyed it as much as we have. Thanks for offering the cute kit as a giveaway.

Lisa Handly-Stewart said...

Congrats on your 1 year blogiversary. Please consider me.

arlette said...

Hello!, congrats in your 1st anniversary, I'd like to participate in your drawing!

Carol R. said...

I have been lusting after a Gammill for several years. I had the opportunity to try long arm quilting, finally, last year, and I loved it. I became one of your followers tonight, just so I can see your work.

Happy Blogiversary and I hope you have many more! Oh and I loved the table topper.

Lotta said...

Congratulations! Very nice giveaway you are having. I'd love to be entered in the drawing,
Lotta in Sweden

Chris H said...

OOOO add me ! I just heard about your giveaway! I am fairly new to quilting/sewing but love it!
One year blogging ...WELL DONE.
As it it only 7pm on Wednesday night here in New Zealand I reckon I made the deadline!

Peddlecar Quilts said...

Wow, I would love to win a kit like that. Thimbleberries patterns are so great! Here's hoping!!!

DianeH said...

Congratulations and thank you for providing such wonderful inspiration by sharing via your blog.

Debby said...

Congratulations on your one year blogging!!!!! I read your blog for a long time and i like it very much.

Greetings from Debby,
the Netherlands

Millie said...

Congratulations on one year in Blogland...I love love love your blog. I know I am too lait to sign up for the give away, but I just like to mention how much I enjoy visiting your blog and looking at all your gorgeous quilts and quilting.

Scraploft said...

I am very new to blogging and have just discovered your blog. It's amazing. Congrats on your 1st anniversary. I will be following you from here out. What a wonderful give-away. I am just getting back into quilting from a hiatus - looking to build up my fabric stash. Hoping to make quilts to donate to a local cause.

bagladyfromthebay said...

Congratulations on your first years' worth of blogging and done so very nicely too! Being a self taught quilter I constantly roam the web for new methods and ideas to learn and loving every moment of all of the blogs that quilters make time to share, thank you. I try each year to get onto a level playing field with my blogging and quilting but alas Life has other ideas. Hang in there your so interesting I wouldn't want to miss out.

The Bag Lady From The Bay

Jennifer said...

It's been a year?! Congratulations! It's been a joy following your posts - keep up the good work!