Friday, October 7, 2011

My Blogiversary Giveaway


Encouraging words of the day:
You are full of incredible potential. When God created you, He deposited seeds of greatness inside of you. He’s given you your own dreams and desires. You have something to offer that no one else has.

A year ago I didn’t even know what a blog was.  I had heard of blogs but didn’t even know how to access one, much less create my own.   I would never have thought that I'd be blogging.. and having a giveaway.  I don’t even remember exactly how I started blogging other than reading about a giveaway while surfing the web.  One of the requirements for the giveaway was that I have a blog address so I, somehow, stumbled through creating one and now , reading the blogs of all the new friends  I’ve made this last year is how I start my day.   I’ve learned so much from you, my blogging friends.  You are so full of good ideas, tips, and encouragement.  Thank you. 

About the giveaway: 
School has started in many places.  One of the most exciting things for me when school was starting was my brand new box of 8 Crayola Crayons.  So, thinking along that vein and about my giveaway,  I ordered 8 batik fat quarters from Connecting Threads in the same original colors found in the box of 8 Crayola Crayons, redgreenblueyelloworangepurplebrownblack. Also included is a spool of 100% Egyptian Cotton Thread, a fall leaves table mat I made for the giveaway and the box of crayons.

You will have two chances to win..
1.  Become a follower of my blog and tell me you’ve done so or are already a follower..
2.  For a second chance, blog about this giveaway and come back and leave a second comment telling me so.  
     Leave me a link to your blog so I can contact you if you win.

If you have a no-reply blog or do not have a blog, make sure to leave me some way to contact you.  If I can't contact you, you will not win and I will have to choose someone else.  I’ll be using the random selector to choose a winner. 

This giveaway will end on Saturday, October 15 at midnight (Central Standard Time). 

That is all.

86 comments:

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I love Connecting Threads. I love their fabric and mostly their threads. Great giveaway. I am already a follower :-)

sunny said...

Seriously? You've only been blogging for a year? Well I must say you've done a darn good job of it!!! I've been a follower for some time now.

Needled Mom said...

Just catching up a bit after being away...

The hexies are all coming along nicely. I love the coordinating fabric circles you found.

The pumpkin mini and the fall table mat are lovely.

Happy blogaversary. Hasn't it been a fun journey?

Caroline said...

I am a follower! Thank you for the giveaway!

Diane H said...

Congratulations! I am a follower, thanks.

Diane H said...
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Diane H said...

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

Sunnybec said...

I follow you, and I am just coming up to my first year of blogging, can't believe it's been a year. Linda

Sheila said...

Great giveaway , I'd be thrilled to win . I am already a follower of your great blog!

Sheila said...

I've also put this on my sidebar ,thanks for the chance . Sheila

Anette J said...

Hi

Now im a follower AND i've written about your giveaway on my blog. So i have 2 chances now. Please let me win it would be the first time for me ;-)

Anettes-corner.blogspot.com

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I just signed up to follow you...thanks for this chance...love the little quilt

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I will blog about your giveaway for sure....love it

sophie said...

I love the way you think ... I have fond memories of a new box of crayons, too and would love to win your giveaway.

I'm already a follower.

Peggy said...

I'm a new follower.
Thanks,
Peggy
http://keepmeinstitches-peggy.blogspot.com
peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

Peggy said...

I have posted about your giveaway on my blog.
Thanks,
Peggy
http://keepmeinstitches-peggy.blogspot.com
peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

Kathy H said...

What a great giveaway. I love a new box of crayons too. Sadly my children are all too old to color but there are nieces and nephews so I am still ok. I made up some surprises for my stitching friends this summer for our retreat and I gave them all a box of crayons. thanks for the chance to win.

Stray Stitches said...

Happy blogiversary!!!!!! I'm a regular follower of your wonderful blog :) Thanks for the opportunity to enter your great giveaway!!

Melissa @ Sew BitterSweet Designs said...

Happy Blogiversary! I am already a regular follower!

Kari @ The Purple Quiltapotamus said...

Yeay! I always love the chance to win at a giveaway! I'm a follower of yours!

Anita said...

I'm a follower...I love fall and that is beautiful! Thank you for a chance to win!

I also have a giveaway on my blog!

Pat from FL and MI said...

I came by way of Block Lotto. Glad I did. You have a lovely blog, and we have quite a few projects in common. I just joined as a follower.

I'll be back to let you know when I post about your give-away.

My Sister Made Me Do It said...

First of all, Happy Blogiversary! And second, as before, I am disqualifying myself from your giveaway because you are my Sis and I can get anything from you if I just whine instead, LOL. Seriously, I just want to say that I remember coloring away with you so many years ago with our "Crayolas" and not a day goes by that am not happy that we are sisters! Love you!

Kate-Show and Tell said...

Happy Blogiversary yo you (Sung) I am already a follower of your lovely blog.....Hugs Kate....

Kira said...

I've always appreciated your encouraging words for the day.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I'm a follower and I love crayons. I used to have quite the collection and then the grandkids came along.....grin.

robin said...

Happy blogiversary! I'm a follower. :)

robin said...

I blogged about your giveaway: http://quiltyascharged.blogspot.com/2011/10/giveaway-at-hilachas.html

Jennifer Gail said...

I thought I alrady followed you. Oh well I follow now. Hope you can follow me too. I'm having a giveaway soon for my blogaversary.

Jennifer Gail said...

Just posted on my blog:)

Deb said...

Congratulations on your blogiversary! I enjoy your blog and am already a follower. You've picked a good giveaway prize. I'd love to win it! (That is all.) :)

Sonia said...

Happy Blogiversary!! This is an awesome giveaway. Thanks for the chance.

I am a follower. :)

God bless and keep you,
Sonia

Kelli said...

I've been following you too! :) Happy Blogaversary, and what a great and thoughtful giveaway! :)

Kelli said...

Blogged about in this post.
http://thatlookslikeitneedsstitches.blogspot.com/2011/10/my-most-crafty-accomplishment.html Thanks for the opportunity! :) Such beautiful prizes!!

Jessica said...

What a sweet giveaway! Thank you! I follow your lovely blog :)

Teresa Felgueiras said...

Congratulations. I love visiting your blog and to see all your great projects.
I'm a follower.
Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

Gene Black said...

I am already a follower.

Pat from FL and MI said...

I just posted about your give-away on my blog, http://PatsPattering.blogspot.com

Barb said...

Oh, I am happy to have found you today! I have become a new follower. Please stop by blog too as I am having a giveaway also!

http://corgitoquiltby.blogspot.com

Catskill Quilter said...

Congrats on your one year blogiversary! I am a new follower of your blog -- and a HUGE fan of Connecting Threads!

501 Quilt Blocks said...

I'm such a slacker. I can't believe I haven't joined before now. I love Connecting Threads and would love to win. Thanks for the chance. Congrats on your blogiversary.

Kim said...

Congratulations on your one year of blogging.......now really don't you met the nicest people in blogland?

thanks for the chance to win......and now I am a follower too.

Happy Sewing

Debbie said...

Happy Blogiversary! Nice to see you're having fun! I'm a sucker for anything that comes in rainbow colors and I love batiks. I have become a follower. Thanks for counting me in.

gill said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
I'm a follower!

2ne said...

Great give away.
I have posted about the give away in my sidebar.
Have a great day.

Mandy Currie said...

Hello there from a somewhat chilly Surrey, England. I am a new follower to your blog following a recommendation. Happy aniversary, it's so refreshing to read your blog, not only your creative spirit but the fact that you follow the Word. I do appreciate that, and thank you for the opportunity to enter your lovely giveaway. I will be following your blog with interest.

lorraine said...

congrats! im following your blog though gfc..i love the leaves on that table mat..fall is such a magical time! raineoc@yahoo.com

Stray Stitches said...

I included your giveaway in my blog today:
http://straystitches1.blogspot.com/2011/10/im-back-with-giveaway.html

Mommarock said...

I am a new follower of your blog.

Connie said...

What a great giveaway and lovely table mat! I am a new follower, thanks!

MoeWest said...

Congratulations on your blogaversary. I've been following your blog for awhile now. Thanks for a wonderful giveaway. I love the fall leaves table mat! I think every child loves to get a new box of Crayolas. I know I did. I new stack of crayola-coloured batiks would be fun for me now. :-)

yorkie mom said...

Congrats on one year!! I am a new follower and look forward to following your creativeness! ps. love the color idea with the fat quarters and fabric!

Mimi said...

Happy Blogiverary!! I am a new follower and look forward to your future posts! Thanks for the chance to win.
ps I love a new box of crayons too

krisgray said...

Congrats on your first anniversary! What a fun giveaway theme! I am a happy follower.

Deborah in Atlanta said...

Congrats on your blogiversary - I'm already a follower. I'm a fairly new quilter, and seem to buy fabrics more than threads, so would really love to win those threads!!!

James-Linda said...

CONGRATS ON YOUR BLOGVERSARY!
HAPPILY FOLLOWING YOU!
THANKS FOR SHARING!

jldouglas@wispwest.net

Pam said...

Congratulations. I am a new follower.

Marsha said...

Awesome giveaway. Gorgeouis picture of the Sierra Blanca Mountain Range. I'm a new follower.

My blog site is: ivegonequilting.blogspot.com

Lee said...

i am a follower - thanks for a very generous giveaway!

Crystal said...

I am a new follower, thank you for the amazing giveaway.

JJ said...

I became a follower. I am also having a giveaway at http://inchwormfabrics.blogspot.com/

Grace said...

I now follow your blog :)

homespunhandmaiden(at)yahoo(dot)com

Linda V said...

I am a new follower. Thanks for the great giveaway and congrats on one year of blogging.

Angel said...

I am a follower, too. Thanks for the giveaway.

Chiska said...

I'm a follower. Thanks for the giveaway and Congrats!

Kathy said...

I am a new follower. Congrats on your blogiversary! (I love the block lotto too!!!)

Kathy said...

I blogged about your giveaway today at:

http://new2quilting.blogspot.com/2011/10/diamond-chains-quiltalong-top-done.html

Judi said...

I'm a new follower

Sallie said...

Happy blogiversary! I'm a follower.

Natasha said...

I am a follower. Love the idea of matching fabric to crayons. My girls love coloring so winning crayons (and the fabric and other stuff) would be wonderful.
Thanks,

annmarie said...

I am a new follower. Congratulations on your first year of blogging! May you have many, many more. Looking forward to reading ;your posts. Great giveaway - thanks for the chance.

LethargicLass said...

Congrats :)

I am now a follower :)

lisa said...

GFC LisaMarie

free indeed said...

I am now a follower.
freeindeed at myfairpoint dot net

Lynette said...

Wow! Look at all of your followers. Happy Blogisversary to you. Your giveaway is cool but I am disqualifying myself since we're related :)

Sallie said...

I blogged about your giveaway at http://salliessampler.blogspot.com

Peach Rainbow said...

New Follower :D
Congrats on your blogiversary & Thanks for the Giveaway!

Grace said...

I blogged about your giveaway here: http://calledtocreativity.blogspot.com/2011/10/giveaway_13.html

homespunhandmaiden(at)yahoo(dot)com

hueisei said...

Happy blogiversary! I'm a follower! :D

krisgray said...

Just announced your giveaway here:
http://farmgirltransplant.blogspot.com/2011/10/another-top-finished.html

Marcia W. said...

Blogger tells me that I am a new follower - here's the message : You are now following Hilachas
Congratulations on your first blogiversary! Thanks for sharing the celebration by sharing your finds for a giveaway. Best wishes for many more blog posts.

Carla G said...

I'm a new follower of your blog! Congratulations on your first blogiversary! And thanks for a chance to win your giveaway! :)

Nancy Sue said...

Congrats on your blogiversary! Perfect giveaway! I am a follower and thank you for organizing this giveaway for us!
nsue21702 at gmail dot com

Debra said...

I'm a new follower and love Connecting Threads!

Debra said...

I posted your giveaway on my blog here: http://itsmelealee.blogspot.com/p/giveaways.html

KatieQ said...

I'm a follower. Congratulations on your blogiversary.