Thursday, January 20, 2011

Anniversaries and a Giveaway!!!

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Today is my one year blogoversary. And it's also coincidentally my one month anniversary with my new hubby. No. I am not one of those people. I swear, but my hubby was never one to celebrate anniversaries, Valentines Day, etc so when he emailed me while I was at work the other day asking if I wanted to join him for dinner to celebrate our one month anniversary I was shocked. How could a girl say no? But I digress...

I am amazed that I've been blogging and quilting for a year now. When I started this little blog I never thought that I would actually update it and get to a point where I would look forward to updating it on a regular basis. I have found that I really enjoy blogging and connecting through other crafters through the blogging and Flickr community.

What's even more surprising to me is that people are actually READING my blog. I am shocked that I have followers and I want to talk each and every one of you. Your comments make my day. They really, really do.

So to celebrate I'm hosting a little giveaway. How does a Fat Quarter set of the entire Passion colorway of Amy Butler's Soul Blossoms line sound? That's 11 FQs for one lucky reader, because who doesn't love fabric?

There are three ways to enter...
1) Leave a comment on this post and tell me your New Years Resolution.
2) Follow my blog and leave a comment telling me that you're a follower.
3) Tweet, Facebook or blog about this giveaway and leave a comment with a link.

Remember to leave a comment for each entry (that's up to three comments). The giveaway ends on Saturday, January 22 at 5 PM Pacific Time. International entries are always welcome. Good luck!

84 comments:

  1. Congratulations on both anniversaries! Up to many more!! (no resolutions for me... I sorta go with it when it arrives...)

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  2. My New Year's Resolution was to not make resolutions. That being said I also started Weight Watchers on the first and have lost 11 lbs so far :)

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  3. Happy Anniversary! Of course I'm a follower. I didn't make any New Years Resolutions if you can believe that! I think my life is just too crazy right now to try to change anything. ha ha

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  4. Sweet giveaway! Congrats on your blogiversary! My New Year's Goal is to delve more deeply into the online quilting community (mostly via Flickr). Step one: DQS10.

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  5. I blogged ya too http://jewelsarmcandy.blogspot.com/2011/01/meet-undercover-crafter.html

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  6. Congrats on your 1 year! Such a generous giveaway! I'm a follower

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  7. My new years resolution. I don't really make them, but I set a bunch of quilty goals. One being to try and make stuff out of the piles of quilt books that I own! ;)

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  8. My New Years Resolution was/is to get my sewing room cleaned up and organized. It's such a mess I can't find anything and it's hindering my quilting passion!

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  9. I am a follower of your blog. Congrats on your anniversary. If I make it until Febr. 17th, it will be 32 years! That's a life time!

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  10. I'm a follower. What a terrific giveaway!

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  11. One of my resolutions is to journal more. I used to do it a few years ago, and I miss being able to look through the pages and see what was going on in my life. Happy Anniversary!

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  12. My New Year's Resolution. I have several. It comes down to taking care of myself. Whether it be in my career, at home, my weight, my health, whatever - do more of it and do it better.

    When applied to quilting? Finish stuff. Simple :)

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  13. Hi, Hollie! I found your blog from Julie's post. I'm adding you to my Google Reader. Happy monthiversary and blogiversary!

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  14. Oh, and I don't really do New Year's Resolutions. But I'm trying not to buy fabric unless its for a specific project.

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  15. Congratulations! Nice to meet you and I am looking forward to follow you now!

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  16. My new years resolution is to be more thankful and not to take everything for granted. Thanks for the great give away!

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  17. Happy anniversaries to you!! :D

    My new year's resolution is to "be present". By that I mean I spend so much time thinking about what's coming or what's past that I never take time to pay attention to what's going on RIGHT NOW. :)

    Thanks for a lovely giveaway!

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  18. Also, I'm already a follower of your lovely blog. :D Thanks again for a gorgeous giveaway!

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  19. I follow you via gfc.
    havenera at gmail dot com

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  20. I resolved to live this year to the fullest. Crossing things off my 'life list' and enjoying every moment of it.
    must easier than giving up chocolate ;)
    havenera at gmail dot com

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  21. My New Year's Resolution is to drink more Diet Coke. So far, so good.

    Congrats on the anniversaries!

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  22. I've been sewing for a little over a year now, but my New Year Resolution is to learn how to quilt!!! I see all of these awesome blogs and collect patterns and I plan on diving into quilting as soon as I get some fabric!

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  23. :} And I became your follower today!

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  24. Congrats! I just found you today,thanks for sharing,Amy

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  25. I have not made any resolutions.but I am now a follower.

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  26. I follow! Congrats on the wedding - awesome pictures.

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  27. My New Year's resolution is to learn to quilt on an HQ Avante. I did my rookie run and am off to a good start!

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  28. One of my NYR was to learn EQ. I like to design and I think it would be much easier to do it in EQ. Thanks for the chance.

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  29. My New Years Resolution is to learn more and try more things with my quilting. I am new to this, and really look forward to being more willing to try new things, and learn more.

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  30. awhhhh my New Years Resolution is to really get into quilting. And so far I have completed my first quilt and finished a top of another one :)

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  31. My New Year's Resolution is to start and finish quilting projects in a timely matter!! No more UFO's - promise! Cross my heart! Well, that's the plan.

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  32. I am a new follower of your blog and look forward to future posts. Congrats on your anniversary!

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  33. Happy blogaversary -- I love your blog! And I'm already a follower.

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  34. New Years resoluation -- yes I have one this year. To lose a teeny bit of weight. But even though I've been working out daily since right after Christmas, I haven't lost a pound. I haven't gained one either, so I guess that's good. But man, I really just want to lose 5-10, you wouldn't think it would be that hard.

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  35. Congratulations on both anniversaries. My resolution is to give free-motion quilting a chance - just keep at it.

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  36. Congrats on your anniversaries! My New Year's resolution was to stop procrastinating!!! :) Thank you for this opportunity!

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  37. Hi love your blog and my New Years Resolution this year is to be more patient with my children! Lots of goals for quilting of course but figured family first then quilting!

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  38. Gorgeous fabric! I am trying to read my Bible daily. That is my resolution this year.

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  39. I am a new follower! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  40. I know it's totally cliche, but my resolution is to get fit again - I haven't been swimming/exercising regularly since I had baby #1 4 years ago. #2 is over 1 years old now so it's time! I've been twice a week so far need to up it to 3!

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  41. I'm already a follower of your blog :)

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  42. I just joined to be a follower, and my resolution is to get a quilt into a juried show this year!

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  43. Happy New Year to you and your loved ones and all the best in 2011!
    My resolution for 2011 is to better organize and manage time.
    Thank you for the chance to win.

    Carolyn

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  44. My New Year's Resolution - to finish the six UFOs I have sitting around! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  45. My New Year's Resolution is to make quilts for family memebers and to quilt some tops.

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  46. Wow, fab giveaway! Congrats on both anniversaries.

    My New Year's Resolution was getting back to the gym on a regular basis. So far I'm doing okay. But ... ugh. I hate it there. : )

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  47. I don't officially "do" new years resolutions, but am trying hard to run regularly and eat better. Thanks for a VERY nice giveaway!

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  48. I'm a new follower of your blog.

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  49. I tweeted about your giveaway @birdie00000

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  50. My new year's resolution is to create....I'm not doing very well with it so far...

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  51. My new years resolutions are (erm, were):
    1) craft from stash (I've failed this one already
    2) be more active (this one is not failed yet)
    3) finish wips (I made some progress on that too!)

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  52. Oh, and I follow your blog, too! :)

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  53. My resolution is to try and quilt with more shapes. I'm a square girl and need to get outside the box :-)

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  54. Resolutions? To learn to sew on my new machine (I already broke a needle yikes) I'm good and hand stitching but the machine is a mystery to me. Also to get my etsy shop to actually sell something.
    disintegratingstarr@hotmail.com

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  55. New follower
    disintegratingstarr@hotmail.com

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  56. Definately to use up some of my stash so everything fits in my sewing room a bit better! Congrats on the one year anniversary!

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  57. And I tweeted too!

    http://twitter.com/#!/badlandsquilts

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  58. Here's my tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/MaryLakePulaski

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  59. Happy Anniversary X2!! My resolution for 2011 (and for years and years prior lol) is to get healthy...this year I have actually done something...I quit smoking 12/26/2010 and on 1/12/2011 had double bypass surgery!! On my way!!!

    Thanks for the chance to win some awesome fabric!

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  60. I tweeted and FB'd the giveaway!!

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  61. Love your blog, I am following since I startet my blog. Congratulations!
    Kathrin from germany

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  62. I'm a follower!

    Thanks

    Marilyn
    marilynjw1971 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  63. My New Year's resolution was to TRY and shop my stash. Only buy fabric if absolutely necessary to finish something I've already got going...


    Marilyn
    marilynjw1971 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  64. My New Years resolution is to do for myself and more for others. For me this is the year of giving back!

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  65. I'm a new followe and I'm glad I found your blog!

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  66. Congratulations lady! I am happy to say I'm a follower!

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  67. This is going to sound weird but my new years resolution is to not leave dishes in my sink. I am letting myself leave them to soak but not sit. So far so good!

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  68. My New Year's Resolution is to get a UFO done every week all year long. If I could do 52 UFO's I might just run out of them and have to start all new projects. It is fun reading your blog.

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  69. congratulations Hollie! anniversaries are easy to let slip by unnoticed! im 'trying' to use my stash instead of add to it this year! but giveaway wins are completely acceptable!!

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  70. im following...not sure why i wasnt before!

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