Thursday, February 5, 2009

Thank-You Giveaway!

I have almost reached the magic number of 100 posts! I can’t believe how much fun I’ve had since I began blogging last September! I’ve made terrific new friends, learned so much from other quilters, had a lot of laughs and been more motivated than ever to continue my quilting journey!

As a small thank-you for sticking with me, I’m giving away these fun items….6 fat quarters from Moda’s "Love Is In The Air" by Deb Strain, a great pattern from Bonnie Olaveson at Cotton Way called “Cherry Chocolate Valentine” and everyone loves Amy Butler - her “In Town Bags” pattern. And of course, there will always be a few surprises included in the package!
I’m not sure exactly which day I will reach my 100th post, but any comments received between now and midnight that day will be eligible to win my random drawing! Just stop by and leave a comment telling me what you enjoy the most about blogging!

Mr. Squash and I have a big meeting on Saturday with the realtor we’ve chosen to list our house. I imagine she will walk through the house then sit down with us and make a mile-long list of what needs to be done before the For Sale sign is placed out front! We’re dreading it, but the good news is that we come out on the other side at the Squash House!

59 comments:

Moneik said...

Congrats on your 100th blog. I love all the great quilters I've met through blogging.

onlymehere said...

Congrats on 100 posts!! Please put me in the drawing. I found your blog a short while ago and have been loving it so much. I added you to my blog roll so I see when you update. My current blog right now is private but I almost have a public quilting one ready to go! My email is onlycs11@comcast.net just in case I'm lucky!! Cindy

Stephanie said...

Such a generous giveaway. I find it truly amazing how small the craft/quilting world is through blogging. I'm amazed at the talent and helpfulness of others. Most of all I have spread my crafting/quilting wings and for that I am thankful.

shauna said...

Congratulations on your 100th post!! I think what I enjoy most about reading blogs is the continual, daily source of inspiration. shaunsnews@hotmail.com

Linda B. said...

You've been busy, girlfriend. And to think you convinced me to start a blog, and you didn't start yours for a few more weeks! I've still got a ways to go. If I would stop losing my camera, I'd be in better shape.

Gran said...

Congratulations on getting closer and closer to your 100th post!
What I love about your blog and blogging (and I a new at this) is that I have learned so much from you, I am thankful to Kim at Kim's Big Quilting Adventure for introducing me to this quilting world. On her blog is where I discovered you.

Today is my birthday - maybe I will get lucky....
Happy quilting to you.

Carrie P. said...

I did not realize that you and I have been blogging about the same amount of time. I am at 79 posts. Congratulations!! I really love your giveaway. You probably won't have a very long list at all from the realtor. You have already been so busy.
What I like about blogging is the friends I am making and the inspiration I get from others.

vivian said...

besides my daughter's blog yours is my one of my favorites to read and especially to look at..congratulatons!

Barb said...

Congratulations--wow 100 posts! I luv all of the quilts I see and all the creative bloggers! I also luv the BOM's I am doing because of these blogs!

Jackie said...

Congratulations on 100! What an awesome accomplishment!

I'm sure the realtor won't have "100" things for you to do! You've been working hard getting ready and it will show!

tich said...

I get up every day, have breakfast and then 'meet' all my friends, by reading my favourite blogs. These inspire me, get my creative juices singing, make me consider new avenues to try and make me feel I have a huge resource of knowledge and pics that I can tap into (literally on the keyboard!) at any time. I live on a remote island, so can't pop down to the shops or local guild, when I feel like it, but blogs are there 24 hours a day. Love your blog!! Best of luck with the sale!!
tich marjorymail-private@yahoo.co.uk

RachelJane said...

Ooohhh. Congratulations on your 100th post! I'm enjoying reading your blog and check in daily. It's bloggers such as you, Candace, who inspired me to start my own and I love meeting new people and sharing ideas.
What a lovely giveaway!

Sandy said...

Congrats on your milestone. Discovered your blog recently and enjoy reading about your adventures and quilting.

Kathie said...

congrats on 100 posts and putting your house on the market...oh so exciting to be buying another home...
good luck, sure hope the to-do list is not that long!!!!
Kathie

Peggy said...

Congratulations on having a beautiful and helpful blog. You are appreciated.

Anonymous said...

I don't have my own blog yet. I do feel that I am a "blogger". I have about 60 blogs bookmarked that I look at every morning before I go to work. What I enjoy about blogging is finding creative inspriration. Not only that, I find life inspiration from all the blogs I visit daily. I find that I am not the only one going through the things in my life, and I find inspiration on how to deal with life from others.
Donnelly
bananabradysmom@yahoo.com

Casey said...

I love all the amazing ideas I find from the creative bloggers out there! I also love how generous all the bloggers are :)

Congrats on you 100th when you get there!

Louise said...

Want to wish you luck on the sale of your home. We will be in that same position in a year or two!
I think I better start now with the list of things to do..and the purging...yikes! Sounds like you really have a handle on it though.

ikkinlala said...

Congratulations on 100 posts! I'm not a blogger, but I love reading blogs because I learn so much from them.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

What I enjoy about blogging, everything!! I love to share in the lives of wonderful people I would never had met if it wre not for this keyboard. I have seen quilts and projects that blow my mind. i have learned new things and tried things i never would have. But most of all I have made friends, real friends and to me that is the best. I would love to toss my name in your hat!!

Rhonda P. said...

Congratulations on your 100th blog post. Love reading your blog. I also have a giveaway going on over at my blog. Jump in and comment!

Christine said...

Oh, WOW! Fabulous giveaway. Congratulations on your 100 posts. My favourite things about blogging are the inspiration I receive from all the other stitchers. Also the motivation it gives me to finish projects. Have also made lots of new 'blogland' and real life friends.
Christine

Barbara said...

Congratulations on your 100th post, such a generous giveaway!!!! I enjoy the inspiration that I get for interesting projects, products and life. The new friends that I have made and the knowledge that I am not alone.....on that project that I cannot conquer or the problem that I thought was only mine. Thank you so very much for sharing your talents with us all.
Hugs, Barb

nhsmith55 said...

Congratulations on 100 posts.
I'm so glad I found your blog.

dolls123 said...

I don't blog I just like to read them.

luckydolls123[at]verizon[dot]net

Linda T said...

Congrats on your 100th! Count me in - what fun prizes!

Ltenhage@gmail.com

Niki :-) said...

wow, almost there huh?! Well I love meeting new people thru my blogging :) Thanks for entering me!

Libby said...

Isn't it amazing how quickly blogging time passes? Congrats on reaching your milestone post *s*

Good luck with the realtor - I'm sure your meeting will go just fine.

Like Minds said...

Congratulations on 100 posts! As a brand spankin' new blogger, I can't even fathom that much longevity. Love your site!
Debbie

happy zombie said...

Congrats on your big 100! Whoo whoo! Clink... toasting you (with my coffee cup) on your milestone. I'm so glad I've "met" you and that you blog. Your inspiration, your humor, our sometimes parallel lives - you make me so happy and I feel blessed to call you friend!

Mad about Craft said...

There are lots of things I like about blogging. Meeting ladies from different countries, seeing places I'll never visit in reality. All the ideas & inspriation I've gleaned, there aren't enough hours in a day to do all the things I've seen and want to do.

Congrats on a 100

Tudy said...

I enjoy meeting new people and seeing all the projects and tutorials that are out there done by bloggers.

Sue Cahill said...

Congrats on 100 posts(when you get there!). Milestones are so fun to celebrate.

Thanks so much for sharing so much with all of us.

Your giveaway is quite lovely.

Thanks for the chance to win.

Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

Anonymous said...

Do you have to be a blogger to win your beautiful prize? I'm just a blog lover who reads alot of the quilting blogs. I so enjoy seeing others' quilts and projects in the works and the fabrics. OH!! I just love the fabrics. I quilt all the time and have finished two kingsize, one twinsize and one baby quilt since the first of the year. Right now I am making penny pockets for Valentine's Day.

sewtakeahike said...

Golly Candace, you have to be one of the most generous people I know of! What an awesome little giveaway! Congratulations on 100 posts, and here's to many more to come. Please leave my name out of the draw since I have already received so much from you!

Mel said...

Congratulations on your upcomming 100th post! I'm glad we got to know each other through our blogs!!

Trisha said...

Congrats on 100 posts! I just noticed I am coming up on mine too. Since I started blogging I feel like a whole new world has opened up to me. I have most enjoyed making new friends and I have been amazed at the generosity of bloggers like you Candace. Thanks for being my blogging friend!

Priscilla said...
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Priscilla said...

Congrats for your 100th post!! Please enter me in the prize draw :o) My favourite thing about blogging is all the inspiration I get from seeing everyone elses work!

All the best for your meeting with the realtor, we have a house on the market too, but it dosen't seem to be moving fast... - heres hoping yours goes faster than ours!

Kerry said...

The best thing about blogging is everything. The lovely friendly people, the inspiration and the new things and hints you find. And of course the generous giveaways everyone has once and a while. Congratulations on reaching your "100", and all the best with the house listing.

Carla said...

Congrats! I'll be doing mine soon too.

osagebluffquilter said...

What an awesome blog. I wish I knew how to jazz mine up. I am so thankful for all the friends I have made since I started blogging. So many of us havae a lot in common.
Have a great weekend and good luck with that realtor!
Patti

Cathy M said...

Congratulations. Your blog is an inspiration to me. Keep up the great work.

Sherri said...

What a great blog...I just came over from Mel's Own Place...and I see that you read many of the same blogs I do...so anyway, I love your quilts and tips and congrats on being almost to 100!

free indeed said...

Congratulations! I envy you bloggers...someday I may take the plunge but right now I spend so much time READING blogs, I can't see how I can find time to blog too!!!! I really enjoy all the eyecandy...it gives me so much inspiration for pattern ideas and color combos etc.

Candace said...

Congratulations on almost 100 posts. I enjoy your blog, and that's what I like about blogging. Seeing what everyone is doing and getting hints and instructions from people who love to quilt.

2ne said...

Congratulation :-) I just love blogging. It makes new friendes, you get step backward which is good and it ceeps you going on. It also gives you (maybe too many ours) on the computer. Have a great week end

Kaaren said...

I've been blogging for just over a week now and it's "chatting" with gals like you and all the tips so easily forthcoming from the four corners of the globe that makes this venture so much fun.

Congrats on your almost 100th post and good luck with the sale of your house.

Kate/Massachusetts said...

Congratulations on nearly 100 posts! I am new to your blog but will definitely be coming back! Thanks for the chance to enter your contest.

WoolenSails said...

Congrats on reaching your 100th. I am almost at that myself, so need to decide on a giveaway too. Love all the goodies, beautiful patterns and fabrics.

Debbie

jacquie said...

congrats candace. i love connecting with other quilters...i've learned so much.

Laura S. said...

Congratulations on reaching 100 posts! Thank you for sharing your blog, I enjoy reading it! I love to discover new patterns from other quilters, and see how different women interpret them. My email is 4lauras@gmail.com. Hope to be picked!

Purple and Paisley said...

hooray for you! your giveaway is so generous...please enter me...and here's to an easy move for you and mr. squash and a quick-sell on your home...oh, how nice it will be for both of you to just spend the rest of your days together retired and living at squash house! you truly are one of my best blog friends...☺♥

Darlene said...

I'm late, I'm late, I'm late :-(

Congrats, Candace!

Dawn said...

Congratulations on almost 100!! Mel's Own Place sent me over...Cute blog, I'm glad I came to visit!!

DianeH said...

Congrats on your 100th post, and for putting my name in your drawing. It's always wonderful to find a new blog to follow through a giveaway, I look forward to getting to know you.
DianeH
laura84watt@gmail.com

Denise said...

An early congratulations on your 100th post. I love reading the blogs. That's my favorite part! I get so much inspiration from everyone's blogs. I have a blog but I enjoy reading everyone else's more! LOL

Simply This and That said...

Congrats on your 100th post! Love your blog. What a fantastic Give Away too! I Love blogging because it allows me to connect with others that have the same interests as I. I have met some fabulous peoples! ooxx`jodi

Stephanie D. said...

Congratulations on your upcoming 100th post! And that's a very nice giveaway!

I love all that I've learned from other bloggers and the glimpses into others' lives. I read blogs from young moms and quilters and single gals who don't quilt and families dealing with chronic illnesses and the deaths of their babies. My world has been enlightened and enlarged by bloggers who open their worlds to me.