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Tuesday, 25 October 2011

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO ME!!!!!

It's my Anniversary, my FIRST Blog Anniversary wow can you believe it's been a year, which means it must be nearly a year since Sam had his tumour removed, I can tell you this, I am a much happier blogger this year than I was last year worrying about him.  He is as fit as a fiddle and (touch wood) no sign of the cancer returning.  He says Hi to all of his fans.


And I never thought The Lady of the House would still be with us but she is, 18 years, 6 months and 16 days old!!  Still as stubborn as ever. As I am writing this she is snoring her head off!!!!




So what has happened in this year, well, I have learned lots of things, started doing stitchery, finished some quilts, did a QAL and I won LOTS of giveaways!....I even made a bird cage cover without a pattern for my BFF in the UK, (if you are reading this....still waiting for those photos Pam!) but the biggest and best thing for me has been making new friends, yes that means YOU.  When I started quilting and blogging I could never have imagined how much help, kindness and friendship I was going to receive,  I am really happy to be part of this quilting community.  So I am going to take this opportunity of saying a big THANK YOU to you all.

Now what happens on an Anniversary, oh yes we go out for a meal..no no that's not it....oh I know we go out for a drink....nope that's not right either.....wait! I do a GIVEAWAY don't I!!.....Oh Yes.

To make it easy and so that you get to choose what you want I am going to give a $25 Gift Voucher for The Intrepid Thread.  If you haven't been to Julie's shop then I suggest you do and also become a follower of her blog because she does some fabulous giveways (I should know I have won two of them!!)  If you go over let her know I sent you.



So here's the deal.....

This giveaway is for my followers only (new and old)

1.  Leave me a comment, tell me where you live and what your weather is like (it's raining here in France)

2.  Go over to The Intrepid Thread and tell me what you would buy with your Gift Voucher.

That's it two chances to win.

PLEASE NOTE...If you are a "No Reply" blogger I can't get in touch with you - and you won't win! I have had some comments from no reply bloggers so check and make sure.

 I will draw the winner one week from today 1st November.

Good luck Peeps!

Hugs Linda xx

112 comments:

Fiona said...

Congrats on one year.. and well done to Sam and the Lady.... blogging has made a huge difference for me too....

Here is Queensland Australia it is hot and getting humid.. storms are predicted...

Hugz

Fiona said...

and for my second chance at winning this awesome giveaway (thanks....) I would go straight to the sales page and buy some fat quarter bundles of fabrics....
Hugz

Patchwork and Play said...

Congrats on your first blog anniversary! I also live in Australia. In Melbourne at the south end of the country where Spring is being more Winter-like at the moment! Hurry up Summer!

Pippa Parsons said...

ohh a year of blogging is such an achievement, well done :O)
It's raining and damp here at Jnct 21 of the A20 Indre...the kids are on vacances and I'm nagging them to get their homework done...I love the intrepid thread and haven't yet bought anything but I'm seriously tempted by http://www.etsy.com/listing/78325098/pernillas-journey-fat-quarter-bundle-by

Anita said...

Awe, congrats on a year!!!

I live in NY...it's been a very rainy fall...which is a bit sad. However, they did say it will be nice today....so I might need to get out for a walk.

Thank you for a lovely giveaway. =)

Anita said...

If by some small chance I was blessed enough to win, I'd choose this fabric from her shop!
http://www.etsy.com/listing/82129663/moroccan-mirage-fat-quarter-bundle-in?ga_search_query=Moroccan%2Bmirage&ga_search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_6260648

It has some orange and other colors and it's just beautiful!!! Moroccan Mirage....Lovely...now in my favorites. =)

Karen said...

Congratulations on your first year anniversary. So exciting. And congratulations also on everything you have achieved in that time. It has been wonderful meeting you and becoming bloggy friends in this time, too. Enjoy your one year celebrations!!!!

Carolyn said...

Congratulations! It has been almost a year for me too, and it has been lots of fun. In South- East Queensland, Australia, we are finally seeing the shape of the summer to come. Temperatures rising and lots of stormy weather predicted.

Terry said...

Congratulations on your one year blogiversary! Time flies when you're having fun! And thanks for the great giveaway! :0)

Terry said...

I think I'd pick out some fabrics from the sale page! I see some lovely dots and stripes there that I could really use! Thanks again! :0)

Stray Stitches said...

Happy anniversary, Linda! I visit you from central California where it's still warm enough to wear shorts (unfortunately). Currently it's dark out and around 60 degrees as it is still early in the morning. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your great giveaway!!

Stray Stitches said...

If I'm the lucky winner of the gift voucher I think I would put it toward a Delighted - Half Yard Bundle in Blue.

Diane H said...

Here in Ontario, Canada the sun is shining - just for your special day. You know not to put my name in for the prize because I have already won - having been blessed with your friendship for one whole year now. Hugs to you, Sam & Lady from the Sideroad gang. xxxxx
And where's the cake?????

Staci said...

Happy Anniversary!
Well, here in southern Arizona the sun is shining and it looks like it will be a lovely day. It still hasn't cooled off enough to turn the air conditioner off though.

Staci said...

If I was the lucky ducky winner, what would I buy? That is a really hard one! I might buy some Taza, because I really love it. I might buy some of the Outfoxed, because I really love the companion prints. I might buy some Terrain. I guess it would just depend on what mood I was in when shopping! There are lots of pretty choices! Thanks for the giveaway and good luck to everyone!

baukje said...

Congratulations. I also live in France and it's raining here, although the hole day the sun was shining. I love in the Indre(36)

baukje said...

They have so much beatiful fabric, but I prefer to wait till linna Jansdotter's fabric arrived and Denyse Schmidt.

Jan said...

Congrats on your blogiversary. I live in Murrieta, CA. It's been hot, but today is cool, for us, 71 degrees. It's overcast this morning.

Melissa @ Sew BitterSweet Designs said...

Happy blogoversary! I am visiting from Olympia, WA. It is foggy and rainy here (and will be for the next 6-8 months!)

gill said...

Congratulations on your blogaversary!
Here in the UK it's raining - but this morning we had bright sunshine!

aksherry said...

I live in Alaska and today is cold, windy and rainy. At least it isn't snowing yet!

aksherry said...

And I would buy some Lark!! I love this fabric.

Melissa @ Sew BitterSweet Designs said...

I know Lark just arrived in her shop and I would love to get a FQ bundle of it! I am also a new follower of you and would love a follow back!

gill said...

I see Julie has just got Outfoxed in her shop - or I might choose Little Apples!!
Thanks!

Cyndi said...

Hi Linda, Happy Blogiversary! I have to agree with you...blogging has brought so many wonderful people into my life, too...and being able to connect with like-minded people all over the world is just awesome! Here's to many happy years of blogging!

Today is quite chilly (36 degrees when I got up) but headed for the low 70's. It's bright and sunny and beautiful...a perfect Fall day!

Congrats again on your first completed year of blogging...and thanks so much for the opportunity to win a prize! :o)

XOXO,

Cyndi

Cyndi said...

And....if I was so lucky as to win, I would be purchasing some FQ bundles in either "Taza" or "Promenade". Lovely!

Thanks again for the chance!

XOXO,

Cyndi

Jess said...

I would love to buy the new Lizzy House fabrics from the Intrepid Thread! The Outfoxed and Hedgehog fabrics are my new favorites. :)

Jess said...

P.S. My second comment: I'm in Minneapolis and it's overcast and crisp outside right now. Perfect pumpkin picking weather!

Lorri said...

I live in Iowa, 57 degrees, cloudy. Happy Anniversary!!!

Lorri said...

I came from The Intrepid Thread. She is such a wonderful gal. I would like to get some Promenade from her. Thanks for the giveaway.

Jessica said...

I'm a brand new follower - congrats on your blogiversary!
I'm living in Ewing, New Jersey and it's bright and sunny, but cold!

Jessica said...

I love Julie's store - I would probably buy something from the Lark line. Maybe FQs. Thanks for the chance to win!

Linda V said...

Our weather in southern CA has been really HOT, however today we have overcast skies with a chance of showers. I am so loving it. Thanks for the giveaway.

Linda V said...

I would choose something in the Delighted series! Thanks again.

Dona said...

The sun is out and it's beautiful. It's only 29 degrees this morning in Spokane Washington and the leaves are falling from all the trees. So beautiful when the sun shines through them falling.

Dona said...

I've been wanting the Outfoxed so I think I would get that.

heidiabc said...

I live just north of Cincinnat, Ohio, and it's an absolutely beautiful fall day here! The colors of the leaves are beautiful, the temperature ideal for a bike ride and the sun is shining. So glad to have found you!

heidiabc said...

Oh dear there is just so much I would love to have at The Intrepid Thread - Lark and Outfoxed more than anything else. :) Thank you!

James-Linda said...

HELLO! I'M LINDA,STITCHING AWAY IN MONTANA! IT IS AUTUMN HERE,A CLEAR BLUE-SKY DAY! OUR ASPEN ARE JUST ABOUT HALF WAY TO GOLDEN!
THANKS SO FOR SHARING!

James-Linda said...

LOVE "DELIGHTED",WOULD CHOOSE A BIG FAT QUARTER BUNDLE FOR SURE!
THANKS AGAIN FOR SHARING ♥

Mom2RyandSis said...

Happy Blog Anniversary!! I am in Wisconsin and it is cloudy and raining :(

memmens said...

I'm a new follower - Julie sent me here! I'm in the UK and this morning we had glorious sunshine and then this afternoon heavy rain! Some things never change.
thanks for the chance to win

memmens said...

If I won I would probably spend hours dithering about what to buy as it's all so lovely. I am very tempted by Lizzy House's new line Outfoxed and might slip in some 1001 Peeps too!

The Vegetarian Hunter said...

Congrats on your anniversary!! I do not have a window in my office space - LOL, In fact, it feels like I work in a brown box. But when I left the house this morning, the sun was just starting to show and it was around 2 degrees celcius. That is about right for this time of year.

The Vegetarian Hunter said...

I would love to get my hands on Lark by Amy Butler that Julie just got in today.
Congrats again on your milestone!
Cheers,
Carolyn

Linda in Calif. said...

Hi Sunnybec! I've been following you ever since I found you on Sunny's site (Quilting Dreams). I didn't realize you had been blogging for such a short time. Happy Anniversary! It is great to blog and meet new people! So glad I found you. Okay I live in Bakersfield, California and our weather today is perfect 73 degrees!

Archie the wonder dog said...

Congratulations on a year of blogging and celebrating with a giveaway is a wonderful idea!! Just as I read 'it's raining here' the rain started and now it's tipping down...your words carry a lot of power ;o)

Archie the wonder dog said...

Love Julie's shop and blog - if I was lucky enough to win I'd choose...um...er...gosh, this is hard...maybe some Terrain? Or some Little Apples? Or some Outfoxed?! Arghhhh, I can't choose, sorry! Please give Sam and Lady a love from me and thank you for the giveaway! xx

SewCalGal said...

Happy Bloganniversary. And, you really have a delightful blog too!

I've never been to France, but would love to go, even if it was raining. I live in Southern California. Currently overcast, with gloomy clouds, but no rain.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

SewCalGal said...

If I were lucky enough to win, I'd get some Moda Bella Solid in Bone 1 yd Cotton Quilt Fabric. It would make an excellent fabric to show off some free-motion quilting work.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Teresa Felgueiras said...

Congratulations on your first year. Great idea to celebrate it with a generous giveaway. Thanks.
I've just become a follower.

Teresa Felgueiras said...

If I won I'd buy some Delighted from Riley Blake. I love it!

Lynn said...

I live in Alamosa, CO and currently it is overcast and cool.

Congratulations on your one year blog anniversary!

Lynn said...

I'm a regular shopper at The Intrepid Thread. Currently I'm drooling over the geometric prints in the Outfoxed line. I'd buy some of those if I win.

Judi said...

Hi! Glad things are so much better for you this year :) I live in Pinedale, Wyoming, near the resort town of Jackson Hole, and it is about to snow. We had our first snow of the season this year on the 6th (6.5 inches!), and I'm digging my heels in, kicking and screaming, not ready for winter yet!!!!

Samelia's Mum said...

Yay! Happy Bloggoversary. Here's to the next 10 years ;-)

Samelia's Mum said...

I forgot to say that I'm in Australia and it's overcast and cold. It was 35 degrees celcius on the weekend but today it'll be lucky to reach 20 degrees.

If I won, I choose some of the new Amy Butler fabrics. I love her fabric designs and colours.

Judi said...

As for what to buy with the gift certificate - it will take me a day to decide lol. But I've been drooling over that new Rendezvous line, so there's a pretty good chance it might be that ;)

Annabella said...

Congrats on your 1st blogaversary...I live in Morocco and the weather was beautiful today - blue skies, sunny and not too hot. I love France and my brother has a house near Carcassone. I love Julie and The Intrepid Thread and buy most of my fabric from her. I would LOVE some Lark by Amy Butler and that is what I would buy were I lucky enough to win...and if there was any left! Thanks for the chance.

I am a NRB but I`m not meant to be but blogger likes to play games. My address is lifesrichpattern@gmail.com

Annabella said...

I`m a follower - I think I can`t follow instructions as I said it all in my last comment but I love Lark by Amy Butler!

Heather said...

Hi, I'm a new follower currently living in Georgia, USA where it is sunny and warm today.

Heather said...

Wow, so many choices but I'm thinking about some fat quarter bundles of Taza, probably in that beautiful aqua color.

H2Ogirl said...

I am a new follower.. sent over by the lovely Julie! I'm in the dry part of Oregon. And right now it's super fall with the cold mornings and the clear afternoons. Happy Blog birthday!

H2Ogirl said...

Oh oh second change to win. {Crossing fingers} I would choose Kate Spain's Terrain. I've been gathering small prints here and there. So would love to have more. Or something else. . not sure :) Thanks for the awesome giveaway missy.

Shannon said...

I live in the USA. In a small town near the border of Oregon and Idaho. The weather today was about 50 F, cold, a little breazy, and sunny. We are heading into winter. Thank you for the wonderful give away!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Living in Texas and the weather is pretty nice. We are hoping for Rain on Thursday

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I would love to get me some Bella in different colors.

Kathy MacKie said...

Congratulations on your anniversary. I am a follower.

Kathy MacKie said...

I like Pernilla's journey and i live in Victoria, Bc and the weather is clear.

Sunni @Love Affair with my Brother said...

I live in the PAcific Northwest and it was semi-sunny today, so we played outside. But, the weatherman (he's a dirty liar) told me it will rain tomorrow. And it's cold in the 40-50's! Brrrrrr!

Sunni @Love Affair with my Brother said...

Julie has so much awesome sale stuff. Probably Pernilla's journey, but I might save it until Half Moon Modern comes in. ( I hope I am thinking of the right line there!)

Wendy said...

Congratulations! It's not too cold in Nottingham, England, which is a bit odd for this time of the year. There was frost on my car this morning though and it'll probably rain later, it usually does!

Wendy said...

If I won, I'd probably choose some Delighted

Lisa Marie said...

Congrats on your anniversary! I'm visiting your blog from Kentucky where the weather has been unseasonably warm and pleasant but is supposed to change today and start feeling like cool, damp fall weather.

Lisa Marie said...

I love the fabrics that Julie carries at Intrepid Thread. Right now I am drooling over Moroccan Mirage. Should I be lucky enough to win, I would get that -- and probably a few more things as well!

Mom C said...

Today we woke up to snow! I knew we were in for a cold snap but I didn't expect snow.It's 35 right now so I think the tomatoes, covered as they are, are probably done for this year. But we're going to Texas this weekend and we should be warm again.
Congrats on your anniversary.

Mom C said...

I'd like pretty much anything there by Kate Spain. Thanks.

robin said...

In Manitoba, Canada. It's a beautiful sunny fall day here - about 4 Celcius. Just lovely!

robin said...

I'm a new follower. I would maybe buy some Pear Tree at Intrepid Thread, once it comes in, if I won. Thanks for the giveaway chance!

Marcia W. said...

Congratulations on your one year anniversary and living your dream in France. I now follow your blog and already follow Intrepid Thread. Hi from Florida USA balmy 75F high, lows in 40s-50sF. Bright blue sky with a few fluffy clouds.

Marcia W. said...

I might spring for a pre-order of Good Fortune by Kate Spain (requiring the gift cert and my birthday money).

Peaceful Piecer said...

Happy Blogiversary! I live in North Carolina,USA

Peaceful Piecer said...

I would choose some Little Apples. Thanks for a chance to win!

Pam said...

Happy Blogiversary. I am a new follower. My little lady of the house is 16 1/2 years old. She is blind and deaf, but still sweet as can be.

Hilachas said...

I am a follower of your blog, writing to you from the beautiful, sunshiny beaches of Gulf Shores, Alabama. Thanks for the opportunity to win your giveaway.

thorngrove said...

Congrats on a year!
I am in Slough, UK and it cold and drizzly and about 8C. :-(
I love the Outfoxed fabric - so cute! so that is what I would get if I won. Thanks for the chance. :-)

Connie said...

Happy Bloganniversary! I am already a follower. Nice to see Sam and the Lady of the House. I'm in Iowa and the weather is beautiful but it is starting to cool off. Thanks!

Connie said...

I really enjoy Julie's blog and right now I really like Delighted. Thanks!

annmarie said...

Happy Blogaversary. I am a new follower. I live in northern Wisconsin in the USA - we are getting ready for winter here. Cold & rainy most days with a few snowflakes in the mix. Love it when the sun is out even for a little while.

annmarie said...

I am really liking the blue colorway of Flora by Riley Blake over at the Intrepid Thread - might have to get me some of that if I win! Thanks for the chance.

Carla G said...

Happy Blogoversary! I am a new follower! It was rainy and trying to snow today in British Columbia, Canada! Thanks for a chance to win your awesome giveaway! :)

Carla G said...

I would buy some Moroccan Mirage - I love the colors & prints! :)

Candy Mak said...

Congratulations!
I am in San Diego and the weather is cooling down with a little drizzle. It's finally fall :)

QuiltSue said...

Happy blogiversary. It's been great to get to know you, Sam and Lady through your blog.

QuiltSue said...

I like the look of the Rendezvous fabrics, but can't get to any other pages cos she's closed the shop while she's at Quilt Market.

Candy Mak said...

I would buy some yummy new Lark fabric by Amy Butler.

Nancy said...

Happy Anniversary, Linda! Isn't it exciting. I'm here it Pennsylvania, USA and it's raining here too!

Nancy said...

I would buy some Lark fabric. Great colors.

Jennifer Gail said...

I live in Allardt Tennessee and it's raing with leaves falling fast.

Jennifer Gail said...

I'm loving the woodlands. Happy Anniversary!

Kira said...

It's near freezing with clear skies here in Utah, USA.

Kira said...

I have no idea what I would buy. Some solids or Delighted.

quilary said...

Congratulations - A whole year!!! Love your wrap up of the year - it does sound like you had a blast and been very creative in that time.

quilary said...

Oh and I'm in Sydney, Australia where it's 9.45pm - dark and a cool Spring night! I follow you and intrepid thread and would get some Kate Spain Good Fortune. Thanks for the chance :)

Paula said...

Hi! I live in Lisbon, Portugal and after a week of rain today we had a sunny day :)
Thanks for the giveaway!
ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

Paula said...

Congrats! I would choose some Meet The Gang; it's so cute! Thanks for the chance!
ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

Sew Useful Designs said...

Hello lovely Linda - and Whoo-hoo!!! Happy Anniversary!!!!!!

I've been a blog hermit for a while and just catching up with friends and I'm so happy not to have missed your special occasion, how exciting!!

So lovely too to see your fur babies healthy and happy, I had a giggle about the snoring!!

Okay, I'm heading over to Intrepid threads, back soon!

Hugs sweetie! Vikki xo

Sew Useful Designs said...

Back again sweetie!

I've signed up for Intrepd Threads' newsletter, and have fallen in love with Meet the Gang, although I'm really loving Rendezvous and Pear Tree as well.

Oh, and the weather in Melbourne today is raining and humid... not good for painting which I was hoping to do!

Hugs sweetie - have a great weekend!
Vikki xoxo

Patty D from NC said...

Happy blog anniversary. Thanks for chance to win. It is a cold Saturday here. Yuk.

LethargicLass said...

I live in Ottawa, Canada and it's cool and crisp :)

LethargicLass said...

I would get the Pezzy Prints :)

Linda said...

Happy Anniversary, Linda!!!

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