Friday, August 5, 2011

Celebrating My Blogiversary With A Giveaway!


You can always tell a real friend: when you've made a fool of yourself he doesn't feel you've done a permanent job.
  ~Laurence J. Peter

Yesterday was my normal day for going out to lunch with my friends.  We went to our favorite haunt.  Shortly after we were seated at our table, Friend #2 and I were chatting away when our favorite waitress came over to check on our drink order.  I'm not sure exactly what happened but somehow Friend #1 knocked his very full glass of water over.  Did it go on his side of the table?  Of course not!  It went straight across the table and onto Friend #2 and myself.  Mind you, we were in a booth, and of course, I was on the side where there was no escape.  So guess who got the brunt of Friend's #1 ice cold water?  ME!!!  Have you ever tried to slide out of booth bench without your butt on the seat.  It's not easy - especially when the floor under your feet is slippery from the water.  We had our bench seat dried but my pants remained wet for the entire meal.  Luckily it wasn't cold in there.  In spite of it all, we had a great lunch and loads of wonderful conversation.  And yes, Friend #1 is still my BFF.

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PHOTO FACT OF THE DAY


It's another day for some fun facts.  Facts that really don't make any difference if you know about them or not.  Little facts to just enjoy.....
* Chocolate was used as medicine during the 18th century. It was believed that chocolate could cure a stomach ache.
* Thomas Edison designed a helicopter that would work with gunpowder. It ended up blowing up and also blew up his factory.
*  Women blink twice as many times as men do
* State with the highest percentage of people who walk to work: Alaska
* Percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28%   -  Percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38%

* Average number of people airborne over the US at any given hour: 61,000

* Did you know that there are coffee flavored PEZ?
* When opossums are playing 'possum, they are not "playing." They actually pass out from sheer terror.

* Clans of long ago that wanted to get rid of their unwanted people
without killing them would burn their houses down - hence the expression "to get fired."
 
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A FEW SWAP BLOCKS
 
As I stated in Monday's blog, I had completed a lot of swap and bee blocks.  Here are a few of the blocks I sent out.....
 
This Starflower Block was made for Evelina.  She was one of my swap partners in Block Swap Adventure for August.  She requested yellow and green with a white background.
 
I also made a Starflower block for Lillian.  She was my second swap partner for August in BSA.  The background fabric in this block is much paler than it photographed.  She requested pastels including lavender and yellow.
 
 
Sue and I were swap partners for Quilting Block Swaps Australia.  Talk about pressure, Sue is the founding Swap Hostess for this group, so you know I had to make sure all of my work was up to par......
 

Sue requested the Sawtooth block in either blue or red with a 4 patch center with  tone on tone white for the background.  I think I fulfilled her request with this block. 
Sue made this Blazing Arrows block for me.  I just love the green floral fabric!  Isn't it pretty?  Thank you so very much, Sue!!!

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A LITTLE CLOSER TO FINISHED

Just to show you that I have really been working on my Colors Thru The Window quilt.....

I'm getting ready to hand stitch the binding!!!!

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ONE YEAR AGO

One year ago, on August 2, I began the journey of blogging.  Little did I know that I would make so many new and wonderful friends.  You have stuck with my through the boring, the questions, and even through the fun of it all.  I think you all deserve a BLOGIVERSARY GIVEAWAY!  What do I have this time around?  A little bit of this.......and a little bit of that.......

Some of it was just purchased and some of it I've had around for awhile.  Let's take a closer look, shall we?

A pattern named "Decadence" by toadusew.  You can make it up in two different sizes: 57 X 57 and/or 80 X 80. 

Next is two spools of thread - both still in their plastic shrink wrap.  The large spool is 2500M of 100% cotton thread.  The smaller is YLI's Wonder Invisible Thread:  100% Nylon, 1500 yards, .004, clear.

Aren't these buttons just too cute?  I picked these up at the International Quilt Festival from the Incomparable Buttons booth.  They are a great organization that gives employment to women in South Africa.  Each little bird measures approximately 3/8" tall by 1/2" wide.

I also picked up this great autographed copy of Growing Hearts, at Kay Mackenzie's booth.  I have a copy for myself, too!

And last, but certainly not least, is this bundle of seven Ty Pennington's Impressions for Free Spirit Fabrics.  That's a total of 1 3/4 yards of beautiful fabric.  And with fall just around the corner, these colors are perfect.

How can you win all of the above?  Simple!  Just leave me a comment.  Your comment can be about anything -  from Hi! to what you are doing today or some little known fact about yourself.  And if  you would like a second entry, blog about this giveaway then come back a leave a separate comment with a link to where you posted about it.  If you combine both answers into one comment then it will only count as one entry.


1.  If you are a no reply blogger, you must provide your email.  IF I CAN NOT CONTACT YOU,  YOU CAN NOT WIN :(
2.  TWO comments per person - all extras will be deleted
3.  This giveaway is open to everyone.  No matter where you live - across the street, across the country, or across the ocean - you may enter.
4.  You do not have to be a follower.  However, if you like what you see please join my others friends by becoming a follower.
5.  This giveaway will end Sunday, August 14 at 8:00 pm PST.  The winner will be announced by 10:00 am, Monday, August 15.

I probably won't respond to every comment but I will be reading each and every one.  And, once again, thank you for taking this ride with me.  This year of blogging has been loads of fun all thanks to you!!!

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TODAY'S GOAL

Today I will work on the binding for my quilt. 
I did have two more FMQ to show you but this post is long enough.  I will share them with you on Monday

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GIVEAWAYS

MooseStash Quilting is having a giveaway.  You could win a collection of TSA approved bag made by the blogger herself!  A winner will be selected on Saturday, August 6.

Such A Sew And Sew is celebrating her 500th post with a giveaway.  Elizabeth has created some beautiful Hexie Art Journals and is giving one away.  This giveaway ends Tuesday, August 9, at 10:00 pm MST.

Splitting Stitches is having a giveaway.  Joanne is giving away 20 half price long arm quilting AND for every 200 entries she will draw a name for a free quilting for one lucky entry.  The winners will be announced the first week of September.

Fairy Face Designs is having a giveaway.  Here is another chance to win a GO! Baby Cutter and 3 dies of your choice.  This giveaway ends Saturday, August 6, at 6:00 pm Irish time.

Sweet P Quilting and Creations is having a giveaway.  You could win some wonderful wool from Hollyhock Hill Design.  A winner will be selected on Wednesday, August 10.

Stitched in Color is having a giveaway.  You could win a bundle of 5 fat quarters in the Seed Catalogue prints.  The winner will be announced Saturday around noon.

Quilt n Queen is having a giveaway.  You could win one of two patterns from Crab-apple Hill.  This giveaway ends Sunday, August 14, at midnight.

Black Creek Primitives is having a giveaway.  You could win 1 yard of Honey and Me fabric, 6 mini candy corns, 5 fat quarters, and little stuffed black kitty.  This giveaway ends Wednesday, August 10.

Quilting Gallery is having a giveaway.  You could win  copy of Fruitful Hands or an Aurifil thread sampler pack and a Lapel glue stick.  Two winners will be selected on Wednesday, August 10. 



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FINAL THOUGHT

Friends are the most wonderful things.  I consider you all my friends.  I have had a great year of learning about so many things.  I've shared your lives and have been awed by your amazing creations.  You have made me step outside the box (those dreaded wonky stars and mosaic tile blocks) and encouraged me to try something new (hand applique and FMQ).  I have been inspired and challenged.  I have been rewarded through your kind comments and your caring words.  I have made some close friends - even if we have never met in person.  We have swapped blocks, fabrics, and gifts. Quilting and stitching bloggers are truly an amazing bunch of people.  I hope you all know how much you mean to me.  Thank you for becoming my friend!

Since there is nothing so well worth having as friends, never lose a chance to make them.
~Francesco Guicciardini

196 comments:

Jennifer Joshua said...

Love your site!!! Love to win!!!!

Kathy said...

Hi Linda! Happy blogaversary! I was wondering how you were getting along with the Accuquilt Go! Baby that you won a while back. Have you tried it? Have you made any new projects with it?

Patty C. said...

OOOOOOOOO pick me !!!!! I would so live to win - Wonderful Quilting Goodies - The bird buttons are absolutely perfect & I really like the colors of the fabric in the last photo - Everything is just perfect !!!
Thank you for the FANTASTIC Giveaway ;)

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

Happy Anniversary~~~~

Chocolate for medicine? Maybe that is why I'm drinking a Mocha Capuccino right now, or as my grand daughter calls it - Grandma's chocolate coffee!
Patti

Annie said...

Happy Blogiversary, Linda! I have been enjoying your blog for the past few months, as I recently discovered you. You seem to be a very kind, sweet lady.

Nice giveaway.

Annie
: )

Kathy said...

I blogged about your blogiversary at:
http://new2quilting.blogspot.com/2011/08/oopsie-wrong-size-blocks.html

Natasha said...

Whatta year! Thanks for maintaining a really fun blog! Yours is one of my faves!

Diane N said...

Happy blogiversary! I enjoy following your blog!

Ann Marie said...

Happy Blogaversary! Hope to be reading your blog many years from now as well. Till then keep up the good work, on everything you do. Thanks.

Donna said...

Happy Bloganniversary! I have enjoyed reading your blog this past year. Thanks!

Terry said...

Congratulations on your blogiversary! And thanks for the great giveaway! :0)

Linda said...

Great posts today, Linda! And yes, I would LOVE to win your giveaway. Congratulations on your blogiversary! Wow! You've grown fast this year!

Diane H said...

Your efforts produce an amazing blog, congratulations! Thanks for a chance in your lovely giveaway.

Lee said...

Happy blog anniversary! I have enjoyed reading! thanks for the lovely giveway.
I love your star quilt blocks.

Diane said...

I really enjoy following your blog!! 2 years ... that is Wonderful! thank you for sharing inspiration :)

Mariliz said...

Happy Blog Anniversary!

deserae said...

I love your blog! Thanks for the giveaway!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Happy Blogiversary Linda. Your blog has been a delight this last year. Thanks for all of your informational posts. And thanks for such a generous giveaway :-)

Linda Crosby said...

I really enjoy your blog. thank you for the chance to win..lindacrosby(at)hotmail(dot)com

Linda Crosby said...

Would love to win those sweet bird buttons and that beautiful fabric thanks again and Happy Blog Anniversar

Aleisha said...

Happy Blogiversary! Thank you for the chance to win such great prizes. I love the fabric!

sunny said...

Seriously? You've only been blogging for a year? I had no idea. Congrats on your blogaversary!! Love those adorable buttons.

Teresa Felgueiras said...

Happy blog anniversary. I love your blog and all the curious things you find to share with us. Thank you for being such a great person.

Teresa Felgueiras said...

I'm also a follower of your blog.Thank you foe the chance. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

Seams to Sew and Quilt said...

Linda ,
Happy Blogiversary, have a great weekend.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I am so excited to get started quilting and would love to win these lovely supplies! I'm a new follower! Thanks and Happy Blogging! ♥

Melissa said...

I only recently found your blog but have really enjoyed reading it each day. You make me smile:) Thanks for offering the chance to win something fabulous! Have a Blessed weekend.

Needled Mom said...

I always enjoy your blogs for all of the fun facts, creativity and wonderful tales.

I wouldn't mind chocolate for medice. I guess that is why I don't have stomach problems!!!!

That had to be a soggy lunch! Did you wait until everyone left before slipping out with those wet pants? lol

Happy blogaversary to you, my friend. Keep up the great job.

Mommarock said...

Happy Blogiversary! What a wonderful giveaway.. very exciting :) fingers crossed.

Mommarock said...

Oh yes I am a follower, so happy to be here!

Oops-Lah said...

wow, you have done really well! Only one year and you already got nearly 600 followers. I always enjoy reading your blog, especially the interesting little facts of the day. Keep doing it, please. Congratulations.

Impera_Magna said...

Congratulations on your 1st year of blogging! You've brightened Blog-Land by providing lots of great information and lovely photos!

Today, other than a dr's appt, I will be cutting fabrics for a new quilt.

Sunnybec said...

Happy Anniversary Linda!! Keep up the good work, I enjoy reading all your Facts of the Day. Thanks for the giveaway. Linda

Christine said...

Happy blogiversary! I am a follower and hope a friend. I am attending an Quilters take Manahatten event tomorrow. And hoping to finish up some blocks for the Linus project. They are all cut just need to be sewn. Have a wonderful weekend.

Impera_Magna said...

Have blogged about your cool give-away... I think I should win since my b'day is Saturday!

:)

http://imperamagna.blogspot.com/2011/08/brilliantjust-brilliant.html

A.J. Dub. said...

Hey Linda ! Happy Blogiversary! I love your Starflower blocks. That block is one of my favorites.

The pattern in your giveaway looks so cool! And I really like the Ty Pennington fabrics, but have never seen any in person.

Thanks for the fun giveaway!

krisgray said...

Have you really only been doing this for a year? Wow! You're a natural!

Barbara said...

Love the Blazing Arrows block, and your giveaway is awesome. Those adorable little buttons alone would make me comment!

Staci said...

Loved your facts today!
I didn't realize you had only been blogging or a year. I must have found you early on, because reading your post every morning is a normal part of each day! Congrats on your anniversary! You have added so much to the online community!

Sheila said...

Wonderful giveaway and I love visiting your blog ,always something interesting to read and see ,looking forward to the next year of fun!

Irina said...

congratulations! I hope you keep blogging for a long long time!

Cecilia said...

I am spending the day with my husband,, twwo daughters and two granddaughters. It is even more fun than quilting.:-) Thanks for the giveaway.

quiltercaroline said...

Hi Linda. Happy anniversary!! Congratulations. Here's to the next year of fun quilting and stuff. Thansk for the giveaway. C

robin said...

Happy Blogiversary! I'm a faithful follower of your blog - it's one of my very favorites. Have a wonderful day!

robin said...

I blogged about your giveaway: http://quiltyascharged.blogspot.com/2011/08/giveaway-at-stray-stitches.html

hueisei said...

Happy blogiversary!! I loves visiting your blog!!
Thanks for the generous giveaway!!

Sallie said...

Happy blogiversary! So glad we are BFs (Blogging Friends)! :)

hueisei said...
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Joanna said...

I think you've done remarkable things for someone who has been blogging for only one year. You have a wonderful blog, and I hope you continue for many years to come, if that's what you want, of course. Happy Blogiversary.

suemac said...

Happy blogiversary. I found you through another blog. I like that you have factoids. They are always fun to read.

Jodi-JoJoMia's Place said...

Congratulations! I love your blog and love those Ty Pennington fabrics. Thanks for the chance to win.

The Rogue Quilter said...

Hi Linda!
Happy Blogiversary! Here is to another few years. I am all set with some new facts for my shift at work. Now that i am watermeloned out from your blog the other day. I had to have some for international watermelon day :D Have a great day and great giveaway!
Miriam

Deborah in Atlanta said...

Happy blogiversary! I've said it many times before on your blog, and I'll say it here again. If I was told I had to cut down the number of blogs I follow, YOURS would definitely be a blog I would continue to follow. I look forward to seeing your posts, and actually smile when I see an update from you (this is oh so true). I was going to check your GFC button so I could say "Just think, in only ONE year you have X number of followers", but for some reason, I can't see your GFC button. Your giveaway is generous, and any one of us would be tickled pink to win. Congratulations again, my friend.

Sallie said...

I blogged about your giveaway! Thanks for the chance!

QuiltSue said...

That is just a wonderfully generous giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win.

gill said...

Hi Linda
I only found you recently but I really enjoy your posts! Such a great mix of topics!
Happy Blogaversary!

Cathy said...

Hi there! I do love your blog and I am a follower. Was a lurker for awhile before too! I want to say congrats for your June Bug quilt. I voted for you an was happy to see you won!!! I entered my quilt this week. Cabin in the Hills. I borrowed your idea!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Cathy said...

And I blogged about your giveawwy... here

http://cathy-blueberrypatch.blogspot.com/2011/08/log-cabin-quilts-and-finish-it-up.html

Have a super day!!!!

Rebecca said...

Congrats on your blogiversary! I've been reading and enjoying it for quite some time! And thanks for the chance at such a generous giveaway!
ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

Sarah Craig said...

Happy blogiversary, Linda! I always find something useful on your blog - today it was the origin of the phrase "to be fired"! Makes perfect sense - but I had always wondered where that one came from! Have a great day....

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

Congratulations on your blogiversary! I love reading your posts. It's very obvious how much time and effort they must take. Thank you so much for the chance on such a great giveaway.

James-Linda said...

CONGRATS!
THANKS FOR SHARING!
HAPPY SUMMER TO YOU!

jldouglas@wispwest.net

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Happy Anniversary - what a wonderful year you have shared with all of us. Wonderful swap blocks, hexies, fun facts, witty quotes, shared progress in new adventures, and inspirational closing thoughts. And so many other give aways were shared with us. Thank you for your generousity and friendship.

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Happy Anniversary to your blog! I am a follower and enjoy all the creative things you share. What a fun and creative giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win it!

MGM

Maria said...

Congratulations on a year of great posts .
I love to read them and learn lots of interesting facts.
Love all your blocks. I am sure Sue will be delighted with hers.
Yep I am a devoted follower.

Jessica said...

Happy blogaversary, Linda!! :) You are one of the blogs I read everyday without fail! I hope you have a wonderful day and weekend :)

Jen B said...

Congratulations on your blogiversary! I've enjoyed reading your blog since I discovered it a few months ago.

Mimi said...

Happy Blogiversary Linda!! Wow! Great giveaway prizes!! Thanks for your generosity.

Catskill Quilter said...

Linda, I am SO surprised that you have only been blogging for a year! (I always come here first!) CONGRATS on your first year!

Leah said...

Gratz on your blogiversary! You do wonderful at it. Your posts are always so interesting. I always enjoy checking to see what you have posted.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I'm an almost daily follower...grin. This is such a generous giveaway.

Happy Blogaverary Linda!

Joanne Lendaro said...

Count me in!! And THANK YOU for posting about my giveaway...I'm headed off to blog about yours, I'll be back.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Hey Linda! I blogged about you blogging about your blogaversary....giggle...and your giveaway.

http://billiebeesblog.blogspot.com/2011/08/giveaway-at-stray-stitches.html

Lynda said...

Love your colors through the window quilt and always love your hexie flowers.

Quiltin' Sandy said...

Hi Linda! I am a new follower! Congratulations on your blogiversary. :)
So you got water spilled on you? It could have been worse-much worse!- a waitress once dropped a shrimp cocktail on my head!

quiltzyx said...

Happy Blogoversary Linda!
I'm looking forward to the next year of Stray Stitches!!

Sweet swap blocks, both sent & received. I may have to step up to doing that one day. :D

PDXPam said...

Happy Blogaversary and may you have many more!

Jen said...

congrats! Has it only been a year?! I feel like we've been friends forever :) Great blog, I love reading it in the morning. Such a great way to start my day. Thank you Linda ;)

Doina said...

Great giveaway! Please count me in!

Doina said...

I put your giveaway on my sidebar.
http://doinaquilt.blogspot.com/

WoolenSails said...

Happy Blogaversary!
I love seeing all the new things you show every day, even though I don't always comment and the links to contests. I want to do charity quilts and winning free fabric once in awhile will help me to do that since I am no able to buy fabrics right now.

Debbie

Deb said...

Happy 1 year of Blogging, Linda! I've enjoyed it a lot! I do miss you on Tues/Thurs but...you need a break! Blogging is hard work! I'd love to be entered for your giveaway. My husband and I are away on a 31st anniv trip so I'm checking your blog in a motel room. We've had a wonderful time but still look forward to getting home and back to my FW blocks!

JCnNC said...

Happy blog-aversary and I love chocolate as medicine. I knew there was a reason. I am working on project pouches, with zippers, for Christmas presents. Very addictive and getting it done is thrilling. Thanks for this wonderful opportunity. Judy C in NC

Michelle said...

I just found your blog today but love it and became a follower. Happy Blogaversary! and congratulations on your first year of blogging! Thanks for the giveaway.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Chocolate IS a cure for some headaches. I don't know about stomach aches. Great giveaway! I thought you'd been blogging longer.

Joanne Lendaro said...

Hahahaha!! Judy C. loves chocolate as medicine, me too!! So, I blogged about the giveaway, I'll add to sidebar when I clean up a little. Thanks for the fun!!

Karen said...

Happy Blogaversary! I love reading your blog... I am a follower :)

Catswhiskers said...

Congrats for the Blogversary and thank you for all the info and inspiration you have shared with us during the year!
This is a fabulous way to celebrate and we are the winners all the way. cheers.

Today I am rather distracteed(?) and seriously considering another job.
Hard times, difficult decisions to make.
Tomorrow is another day!

Val Laird said...

Hi Linda, Happy Blogiversary! Thanks for all the great info you give us in your blog!

Quiltjane said...

Happy blog anniversary. Thank you for sharing a wonderful and interesting blog.

Janet said...

You have certainly put a lot into your blog in the last year. Thanks. It's been fun.

D y a said...

wow what a great give-away. I was looking at some blogs for the flower wednesday and found you. Yes, I'm thinking of trying hexies too, already got the templates. Oh dear, another addiction around the corner? LOL.
I became a follower even before I had read about this give-away :-))
Happy quilting.

Winona said...

Congratulations Linda on a year of wonderful blog posts. I have enjoyed your blog a lot. What a great giveaway. I would love to win this. I have been a follower almost from the start.

Linda K said...

Happy Blogiversary!!( spell check doesn't like that one LOL) I enjoy reading your blog so much. Love the way it's structured and I'm always telling my husband what day it is or reading him one of the fun facts :-)
And I can't believe it, but those hexie flowers are starting to tug at me. Thanks for the chance to win. I have to confess that I didn't think Ty should be in the fabric business, but I really do like those designs!

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Happy blogaversary! I just love reading all the little tidbits you find! Your blocks look wonderful~ I love the green too. ;-)

Anonymous said...

I love the quotes and fun facts you find - but mostly I love the stories from your life. I'm laughing at thie visual of you trying to get out of the booth. (sorry lol). Congratulations on the anniversary. VermontPines@aol.com

Rosa said...

Happy bloganniversary.Thanks for sharing so wonderful works.

rosie said...

Hi Linda.. wishing you well on your anniversary. I don't always comment, but I always read!! and I always enjoy!..

Quilt n Queen said...

Happy 1st Blogiversary Linda....I luv reading your blog....especially the 'Fun Facts' you have shared with us all year...yes those bird buttons are too cute....would luv to win them and Ty's 'Impressions' would make a perfect fall quilt. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win a fabulous prize!!

jennifer said...

Aint blogging fun! Happy One year my friend:)

Char said...

Happy Blogisversary!
I can't wait to see the Colors Through the Window quilt when it's finished.

scottylover said...

Congratulations on your blogiversary! I have truly loved reading your post and you hexie flowers. I just learned how to make them and am hooked! :)

Sandy A

Pam said...

Congratulations on blogging for a year Linda! What an adventure.

Natasha said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! Love the fabrics.

natasha

MamaPPod said...

Hi - I'm having my first ever garage sale tomorrow. Maybe I will sell so much stuff, I'll have room for your great giveaway prizes :-). Whattaya think?!

Debbie said...

happy blogaversary!!

adorable buttons! I also want to try the thread since im in a thread rut and cant bring myself to buy more expensive threads


i love that you post everyones giveaways that you find :)

thanks for your giveaway!

Nancy said...

Happy Blogiversary, Linda! And what a nice way to celebrate by being so generous. And you know how much I love to win!

Nancy said...

I am a loyal follower. Your blog is one of my must-reads every day that you post!!

LethargicLass said...

Happy Blogiversary to one of the most wonderful woman out there! Hugs!

Kira said...

I ordered fabric online today and had to re-choose fabric 3x's because they kept selling out of my choice as I was browsing. Glad business is booming for some.

Kira said...

I posted here

http://howdyadothat.blogspot.com/2011/08/giveaway-from-stray-stitches.html

Barbara said...

Happy Blogiversary! I love your blog. What a nice giveaway!

Barbara said...

Happy to blog about your giveaway.

http://catpatches.blogspot.com/2011/08/someones-having-blogiversary.html

Bailey said...

Happy Blogiversary! Love Impressions - thanks for the chance to win some!

Connie said...

Happy Blogiversary! I always enjoy your great posts!

Hilachas said...

Happy Blogiversary! Wow, a year. You're doing great. And what a great giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Pat V. said...

Congrats on your blogiversary. You are a braver woman than I am, putting yourself out there for more than a year! And thanks for the great giveaway! I was just mooning over those fabrics this morning.

Mom C said...

Isn't it amazing how much your life can change in one year. You have a great blog, I enjoy following it. Congratulations and thanks for being such a dedicated blogger.

Martina said...

Happy blogiversary and thanks so much for the lovely give away!

Julie said...

I just love reading your blog and happy blogiversary. Thanks for the giveway.

free indeed said...

Has it only been a year? Seems like I've 'known' you for longer than that! :) congrats on your blogiversary.
Those buttons are the cutest ever!!! and those fabrics would look great in a purse...my latest passion.

Stormy Days said...

Happy Blogiversary. Perfect time to tell you I love your blog. When it comes up on reader I go fill my coffee cup and get ready to read so many different, interesting things. Thanks.

jmniffer said...

Happy Blogaversary! What a wonderful giveaway!! I am happy to finally be on-line today, surfing quilting blogs. No internet or phone for the past 24 hours. Glad to have that fixed. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

corina said...

Happy Blogiversary! I'm eating a cupcake to celebrate with you. I tried putting one in an envelope to send to you but it was a little too messy!

MoeWest said...

Happy Blogaversary Linda! You have the most interesting posts and I always enjoy reading them. Thanks for all the work you put into them. And thanks for this great giveaway too.

K @ Aurora Blythe said...

Excellent giveaway you have going! I am currently having one, too!

mblittle5 said...

Happy blogaversary! tanks for he chance to win.

mblittle5 said...

I'm a new follower. thanks for the chance to win.

Jill said...

What a lovely giveaway. Thanks for the chance.

Anita said...

That's so awesome, congrats!

I'm keeping dry today...so not much going on. I do love that orange fabric...thank you for a lovely giveaway!

Anita said...

I blogged for you here...
http://amkreations.blogspot.com/2011/08/lovely-blog-giveaway.html

Thanks again!

Lisa Marie said...

I'm trying to catch up on blogs after a week at the beach. Yours is one of the first I check because I always enjoy reading it. And finding this giveaway was an extra bonus. Wonderful prizes! Thanks for the chance to win.

Kathryn said...

Sorry for your shocking water bath at lunch!! I here at our cottage on lovely Lake Erie. It's going to be in the 70's all week - just delightful!! Kathie L in Allentown

Mini MNM's said...

Happy Blogging Birthday! And I think that chocolate is as good if not better than medicine too!

yorkie mom said...

Congrats on your one year of blogging! So glad you did... You are my favorite blog!

Mary said...

I just love those Ty Pennington fabrics...

Congratulations on your blogiversary!

Mary
http://www.quiltgenius.com

Lovie said...

Happy Blogiversary - hope it has been a great year. Look forward to reading your blog in the years to come.

LisaT said...

What a neato giveaway and yes, the birdie buttons are cute indeed! Thanks!

LisaT said...

Blogged about your giveaway here: http://ilovescruffydog.blogspot.com/p/giveaway-galore.html Thanks so much!

Tonya said...

I am absolutely in love with every item in your giveaway! You might know by now that I dont' enter into giveaways very often as I have plenty of fabric. But I love those colors you are offering!!!

I am learning applique, so that book would be amazing. And the only invisible thread I have ever tried was awful so that would be nice to try!

Decadence is great!

And anything by button mad I am in love with.

Charlene S said...

Blogging friends sometimes know more about you than those around you!

Charlene S said...

Blogging friends sometimes know more about you than those around you!

Patchwork Sisters said...

Congrats on your blogiversery. I love your blog and always learn something fun.

Marcia W. said...

Congratulations on your blogiversary -- you are so squared away with your blogging. Thanks for taking the time. I'm always telling my mother about the "day" factoids you post.

quiltma said...

Congrats on your blogiversary....
I enjoy your blog very much.
I have to get myself together and get back to my blog.
Congrats again.

Michele Hester said...

Happy Blogiversary! I appreciate your blog and enjoy the diversity in it. I also appreciate all of the work that you do to get it out each day.....Thank you!

Michele

Slovenka said...

Happy Blogiversary. I really like your blog. You are working hard on it. It shows.

quilary said...

Congratulations - you have packed in so much fun, sewing, facts and parts of yourself into this blog. It feels like you've been in blogland for way longer than just a year - you've made a real niche for yourself!.
Today I am tackling the fourth side of a quilt that has been hanging around in my head and on my sewing table for nearly 18 months!. Thanks for the chance in your giveaway. Looking forward to many more years of reading your fun blog.

Patchwork and Play said...

My comment is this- "How, after only ONE year, do you have SO many followers???" Well done!

Margaret said...

Sunday evening and taking time to read from my blog list, The star blocks are looking good. Happy Anniversary.

Roberta (Cottonwood Lane Primitives) said...

Hi Linda: I was the clutzy one at the table a few years ago. The guys took me out for Mother's Day and I knocked a full glass of tea over on my son. I'd love to be entered in your giveaway!
~Roberta

Kathleen said...

I am a follower....

Kathleen said...

love your blog...congratulations on your year of blogging...it is so much fun...thanks for the giveaway...

Judi said...

Congratulations on your blog anniversary!

Quiltingranny said...

Hi Linda, congratulations on your one year milestone!

Quiltingranny said...

#2 I have been a follower of yours for awhile now and oh yeah, BillieBee says Hey!

Christine M said...

Congratulations on your blogaversary Linda. I thoroughly enjoy reading your blog. You always have such interesting posts! Hugs, Christine

Linda V said...

Congrats! I am a follower for a while. Thanks for the giveaway.

Linda V said...

I love the quilt that you are putting on the binding. The colors are fantastic!
thanks again for the giveaway~
Linda

Gale, Ky quilter said...

Happy blogversary! Hope you have a great day. I love reading your quotes and uplifting posts.

gale

Rachel D said...

Congrats on your milestone! By the way, I love how you divide up your posts with different sections.

Melissa @ Love Affair With My Brother said...

Happy Blogoversary! I love your picture facts :)

crafty pug said...

gotta be in it to win it! i love the look of your colours through the window quilt...looking forward to seeing that finished!
xx

Roma said...

Read about your blog on BillieBees Blog.
Love the buttons and of course the thread is a must have for quilting..

Roma said...

Ok here is post #2 for your giveway.hope I have done this right.

Marcia Wachuta said...

Congrats on your blog anniversary! I am a follower and I love all your quilting shares and fun facts. And I would love to win your wonderful prizes! Thanks for being so generous! Going to tweet this and share your wonderful blog - right now! Enjoy your day!

JanetK said...

Happy Blogaversery! It's my blogaversary too - I have to say that you've been an inspiration with your frequent posts that are all so full of interesting facts, quotes, beautiful projects. Thanks for the giveaway! (I'm also having a little giveaway if you want to come by)

Vesuviusmama said...

Wow, you've only been blogging for a year? I feel like I have been following you for so much longer! Thanks for joining in because reading your posts is something I look forward to. Have a wonderful week!

Becky said...

Happy Blog Anniversary! I can't believe that you have only been blogging for a year. You do a fantastic job! Your blog is one of my favorites. I love that I learn something every time I read your Stray Stitches. Take care!

Kimberlee said...

I love your blog - Comment #1
~Kimberlee
SpunkyDiva at live.com

Kimberlee, The Spunky Diva said...

I can' believe this wonderful blog has been around for only one year! - Comment #2
~Kimberlee
SpunkyDiva at live.com

Shannon said...

I am so happy for your!! You almost have 600 followers in a years time! You blocks are great. I really enjoyed your fun facts. I hope your weekend was great!!!

Sonia said...

Hi Linda! I'm a follower and am sharing your giveaway on my blog. :)

Have a great week!

God bless and keep you,
Sonia

Kathy MacKie said...

Happy blog anniversary, thanks for the giveaway. Does Ty come with the fabric-just had to ask!

Kathy MacKie said...

I am a follower, so thanks for the generous giveaway!

Heartsdesire said...

Happy blogiversary. Isn't it wonderful to have a year of blogging under your belt. Hope you will have many, many more. I've been following you for quite some time now.

Anne said...

Happy blog anniversary, Linda! I finally had a chance to stop by and enter. Wow, I think I am entrant #177!

I love the blocks you made. Sawtooth stars are my favorite of all blocks.

Jennie S said...

Happy blogaversary! Love the Ty Pennington fabrics!

Crunchy Con Mommy said...

What a fun giveaway and fun blog! I'm glad I discovered it today!

Patty said...

I was told about your site today and am glad I stopped by to visit. I will be a regular here. Nice giveaway, by the way.

Sandi P said...

I was out of town Friday through Tuesday and have been playing catch-up with my Google Reader, so I'm just now seeing this. Congrats on your Blogaversary! That's super!
I love the colors through the window quilt. It turned out absolutely gorgeous. I can see why the hubby didn't want you giving it away to anyone else. Thanks for the chance to win goodies. There seems to be some awesome stuff in that package.

Chrissie said...

Found your blog today and have become a follower, thanks for the great giveaway and the chance to go for it

natalyK said...

What a great giveaway! Those bird buttons and fabric are fabulous. Please count me in!

Pokey said...

Hi, Linda, I'm home now, and glad to be back. I'm a follower, too...thanks for the giveaway and Happy Blogoversary!
:-}pokey

krisgray said...

I finally remembered to blog about your great giveaway!

http://farmgirltransplant.blogspot.com/2011/08/friday-whoop-whoop.html

Elsina said...

Happy Blogiversary and many more to come! Enjoying your blog!

Elsina said...

and a loyal follower.

Brita said...

Every month, following our guild meeting, several of us have lunch together. A couple of months ago, my BFF had iced tea spilled all over her lap. The following month, she was spilled on again. The third month, she showed up at the restaurant wearing a raincoat :-D We had the biggest laugh out of that!

Brita said...

And of course, I follow you -- wherever you may go. There isn't an ocean too deep, or mountain so high it can keep... Oh, sorry, got carried away there :-)

Carolyn said...

Well let's see what I can talk about. How about it's so hot and dry in Texas that I literally can't breathe. I don't dare venture outside. I might sweat, and heaven forbid that I do that and lose a pound. LOL

Great giveaway and I would love to enter.
Off to post it on my blog now. :)

Marsha said...

I really enjoy your Photo Fact of the Day. I always learn something new every time I read it. Happy 1 yr. how time fly's when you are really having fun with your friends.

Paula Ganyard said...

I just recently found your blog, but have been enjoying it very much. Congratulations on your one year anniversary.

covering said...

Those bird buttons are sooooo cute, I'm seeing a bag with a tree appliqued on the front and those cute birds on the branches...a totally fall bag.

Congrats and thanks for sharing such wonderful goodies :)
-annabelle

Kristin said...

Hello there! I love your blog! knw255 at nyu dot edu

Bev C said...

Linda,

Congrats on your year of blogging. I enjoy reading your blog and it is great to get to know what you are doing in your part of the world.
Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Quilting Mom said...

Congratulations on such a wonderful milestone!! May the next year of bloggin be just as fun as the that has passed...

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