Friday, January 13, 2012

Blogiversary & Giveaway!

Wow, I can't believe I've been blogging for a year today!  We are having company come into town this afternoon, so I'll keep this short and sweet.  I already did a yearly re-cap here, so no need for another.

I just want to say thank you to all of you that read and comment and make me happy!  Leave a comment and one lucky reader will win this Bag o' Swag


 It's the bag I made here & it is filled to the brim with lots of cool sewing stuff.  I don't have sponsors, so this is all from my stash - but everything is still new, the magazines just lightly browsed through.  Lucky for one of you, I got two copies of Zakka Style for Christmas & thought this would be more fun than sending it back to Amazon. There is lots of Japanese linen newsprint fabric & paper fabric (air mail, ruled notepaper, etc), tons of fat quarter, fat eighths, a few patterns, etc.  You'll just have to see!

So three rules:
1.  any comment, tell me something fun...
2.  this is to thank a reader, so you must be a follower
3.  this must go to a US address, as I'm stuffing it in  a flat rate box.  I'm happy to ship to a friend who can forward it to you, just need a US address.

That's it - I'll leave it open until Monday evening & then mr. random will decide.  Good Luck!!! -Courtney



41 comments:

  1. ooh, first comment! happy blogiversary, and i hope there are many more to come! mostly i want to thank you for being a great source of material and inspiration- right now i am potty training my 2 year old, so when i get a break from sitting on the bathroom floor it is nice to find pretty things to look at!

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  2. I am a Google Reader follower and I love your blog. You make amazing quilts. I love the sunburst. Thanks! kristie_keely(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  3. Wow...congrats on a year! They go fast!

    What a lovely giveaway...How I'd love to win all those goodies! Thanks for a chance.

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  4. I'm a follower :) and love reading your blog! Happy One Year Blogiversary

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  5. Happy Blogiversary!

    rebekahricker (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  6. Happy bloggiversary! I very much enjoy reading your blog.

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  7. What an awesome giveaway!! Happy Blogiversary! I love your Scrappy Quilt tutorial! I'm hoping to use it for my first real go at quilting this year. So many possibilities. Thanks!

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  8. Yay! Happy Blogiversary!! I have been following you for quite some time. I really enjoy reading and enjoying all your crafty goodness. You said to tell you something fun....I decided to tell you something funny. I am also a mother of two boys one of which who is potty training right now. A while back he asked what his bits and bobs were. I called in my husband to explain....I came back in to my almost 3 year old telling me all about his Pesticles! Yes I said Pesticles...I couldn't stop laughing!! I guess dad told him the actual names and he decided it was too difficult to remember them separately so he put the two words together. We corrected him but on occasion he still uses his own made up term. I hope that gave you a good giggle!
    That is a very generous giveaway ....I really appericate a chance to win.

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  9. Wow, what a fantastic prize! I can't believe you have only been blogging a year! You are a natural.
    Something fun? Well, this sewing is a little out of my comfort zone, but for Christmas my littlest got an American Girl type doll that she adores. So for her birthday next week I got her a little wooden wardrobe and each night I make an article of clothing for the doll. So far I have two dresses, a t-shirt, a leotard and a tutu. I have 5 more days to go. I'm hoping I can make some pants, pajamas, tights and socks. And a jacket. And a towel and a sleeping bag. We'll see. Her dad is making the hangers to go inside, so it's definitely a family effort.
    Here's to a bloggy good year and another one to come!

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  10. Happy Blogiversary! So glad to come here for inspiration and eye candy.

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  11. Love your blog. Always lots of fun ideas! Thanks for the giveaway and keep on blogging! :)

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  12. That's some serious swag in that bag!

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  13. Lovely swag bag - and congrats on your blogiversary. Here's something fun... a snowstorm just started at our house! I'm so happy :)

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  14. I'm happy for your one year, congratulations! I only recently found your blog, but can't wait to see what the next year brings! Thank you!

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  15. I follow in Google Reader, too, and wish you a very happy anniversary! Thanks for your blog.

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  16. Congratulations!
    I'm a happy follower!

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  17. Wow! Wow! :) congrats on your anniversary and thanks for an amazing giveaway! :)

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  18. Happy blogiversary! I'd love to tell you something fun, but Pinkalicious is rather insistent that I take her and my daughter upstairs at the momebnt. You have a lovely, lovely blog!

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  19. Enjoy your company! Congrats on a year of blogging! Thank you for collecting this generous giveaway - looks super yummy!

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  20. happy blogoversary! i'm a google reader follower. something fun-- i saw a squirrel who had its tail curled up around him like a mohawk today (pictured on my blog). it made me smile! he is so stylish!

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  21. Wow, what a great giveaway. It is so much fun to see what you make for your boys. I wish mine was still that age. Now he wants to wear shorts in the winter and intentionally tear his jeans. Oh what fun!

    Karen E. in Charlotte

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  22. How cool! Congrats!

    anniecbates at gmail dot com

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  23. Congratulations and thank you for the great giveaway.

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  24. How fun! I found you during the SMS giveaway and am enjoying your feed in my reader!

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  25. Happy Blogoversary! Great giveaway! We had a spelling bee today and the winner got jocundity right.

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  26. Congratulations!!! What a great giveaway!

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  27. Happy day! I love your blog- thanks for all the energy you put into it- and thanks for the fun giveaway!

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  28. Not much fun happened today....until I saw the sweet bag full of awesome stuff! Thanks for the chance to win

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  29. That is a fun give away! Oh, and you have a super rockin' name....but maybe I am bias! LOL

    :)
    Courtney
    ThePaisleyAbbey@gmail.com

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  30. Awesome giveaway!
    Since you have little boys, you can appreciate this...
    my three year old has sat down to pee on the potty for quite a while. He decided on his own today that he was going to "pee like daddy!"I'm almost positive you can imagine how many different surfaces I had to bleach today.
    Okay, not fun, but it's sorta funny!

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  31. Yay for Blogiversaries! Happy 1 year to you Courtney. So happy to have met you and to be friends online and in person. :) You always inspire me and I always love checking to see what you've come up with next. Looking forward to seeing you in a few weeks!
    xo

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  32. Love that bag! I'm a follower. So generous of you - and happy blogaversary!

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  33. Love the bag! thanks for the chance - I'm a follower :) Happy blogaversary!

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  34. Definently a follower. Congratulations to you and thanks for the chance at a great giveaway.

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  35. Checked you out because I found you in the Curves class intro. Followed you, and since I did, I thought I'd comment and take a chance on the goodies. The do look tempting. Looking forward to Curves!

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  36. Wow! Great Giveaway! I have been lusting after Zakka Style since seeing it on another Blog I follow. And the bag and fabric are the icing on the cake! Something fun? My niece just started sewing lessons so I sent her a list of blogs, (yes,yours is one!) websites and Etsy shops towhet her creative appetite. I am an email follower.

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  37. Fun giveaway! I follow you by email, and I love seeing you in my inbox!
    Something fun - I mostly sew for my 2 1/2 year old grandson, and he has started coming in my sewing room and wrapping prints he likes around his body! Yesterday it was some flannel with construction trucks on it that I bought to make him PJs. I guess he thinks Nana doesn't sew fast enough!

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  38. I think I've been following you for about 5 months or so. I saw something about you somewhere else, clicked your link and fell in love with you ... well, your writing and crafting and your love of your family. I love getting a notice in my email that you have blogged again. Your work is lovely and so are you!

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  39. What a wonderful giveaway. Congrats on the 1 year! I just got home from working night shift so my ability to make a fun comment is at the moment getting ready for bed. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  40. Congratulations on your year! I have really enjoyed reading your blog... Thank you for the chance at your great giveaway. It has been so nice to get to know you through your log and the MQG! :)

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  41. Congratulations, Courtney! Can't wait to see what your next year will bring...always so much fun to read your posts and get to keep up on your family news from a distance!
    Becky:)

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