Sunday, June 5

Celebrating Three Years of Blogging FUN!

Just three years ago at about this time, I had been blogging only about two weeks. As many of you know, once you begin blogging, it is hard to stop. I "learned by doing" for many of the aspects of blogging and when that didn't work I had blogging friends, and my son, who could and did answer questions. In the past few days, I have posted my Strawberry Pincushion and Needlecase Tutorials as a gift to all of you that read and follow my blog. I appreciate every one of you and every comment. I did a giveaway for a kit to make the Strawberry PC and Needlecase and that was won by Deserae. Then yesterday I posted another giveaway and if you go here you can leave a comment for a chance to win the actual pincushion and needlecase that I made for the tutorial!!
Ah, but that's not all. I have more fun for you and more things to giveaway. I recently mentioned in one of my posts that I used to do a feature called "Blog of the Week". I started it in September of 2008. If you go here and read this post, you'll find out who inspired me to do that feature. I don't do that feature anymore, in part because I found that the more I worked on my own blog, the less time I had to read other blogs. There are a few that I rarely miss and the person who inspired that feature is one of them. To enter this giveaway, you have to tell me who that person is. I have some of her fabric to share with you. She sent me a box full of her fabric line and here's what you might win.......
One lucky winner will get this sweet sewing themed panel and that bundle of coordinated fabrics tied in pink ribbon.  And then there are two runner-up prizes of some charm squares and a fat quarter from this delightful fabric line.
I've enjoyed stitching up mug rugs and I made my basket swap bag from this fabric line. I started this project with the fabric back in March and did a demo for it at our Kindred Kwilter's meeting. I had to set it aside while I did some other projects but the path is clear now to finish this one. I'll be sharing more on it in a week or so.
Right now, you'll just need to tell me the name of the person (or her blog name) who inspired me to start my "Blog of the Week" feature. She designed this fabric line and was so sweet to share her fun and allow me to share with all of you. Please include your name and make sure you have a link back to your blog or your e-mail. If your name is drawn and I cannot contact you, another name will be drawn. Winning names will be drawn Wednesday, June 8th at 8:00 p.m.
Now, also featured in that same blog post is a sneak peek of another blogger who inspired me. Write her name down and when you stop by on Monday for my "What's on the line?" post, you might just need it to enter my little giveaway that day. :-)  Remember.........I do like to "make happy".
I don't usually do a post on Sunday, but this one is special. Hope you are all having an especially lovely day!
Sandi

Edit.........and the winners are............. Donna is the winner of the fabric bundle and panel! And the winners of the charm squares and fat quarter are Carla and MaryGrace. Congrats to you all! E-mails have been sent and packages will go out as soon as I receive addresses.

40 comments:

Nadine said...

HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY ! ;>) and THANKS for the inspiration you give us continuously. Hope you will still delight us for many, many more years...
Oh I'd be thrilled to enter this giveaway (that sewing themed panel is SO cute!). So to answer your question, I think the person who inspired you was "The Noble Wife".
Crossing my fingers (AND toes) ;>)

Heartfully and gratefully,
XOXOXOXOXOOXXO
NADINE

Debbie said...

It's Jacquelynne of The Noble Wife. You've made this giveaway a little more fun than usual, Sandi!

Cheryll said...

Well Nadine answered your question.. and I'll ditto that name as well. The sewing fabric is adorable... perfect for lots of projects!!! :)

Cheryll said...

Oopps.. that was a little rude of me ...I should have used Jacquelynn
name... my apologies! :)

annemarie said...

You were inspired by Jacquelynn of "The NobleWife" - Happy 3 year blogiversary - we are all so lucky that you are so generous in sharing your time and talents with us!

shawkl said...

I can see why you were inspired by Jacquelynne Steves, and I'm a new follower of her site the Noble Wife too! Since I already follow you...that's like getting two for the price of one! Yea!
Kathy
www.shawkl.com (blog)

Mishka said...

That's Jacquelynne's gorgeous new fabric, from The Noble Wife. Sewing Room Social. She gave away an FQ bundle recently for one of my weekly contests. I adore that line.

Mich

JCnNC said...

The Sewing Room Social fabric is sooooo cute and Jacquelynne did herself proud. Count me in for this awesome opportunity. The Noble Wife is some fun reading. Judy C

Donna said...

Happy Three Years of Blogging! I always enjoy reading your blog.

Your "Blog of the Week" inspiration was Jacquelyn of TheNobleWife. She is one of my favorites, also and I am an avid follower. Happy quilting!

Synthia said...

Your giveaways are very exciting. Jacquelynne Steves was the blogger that inspired you. Thanks for the chance to win.

DebbieM said...

Congratulations on your blogging anniversary. I hope I can still be doing it in three years, maybe by then I'll be retired and have more time to blog. I follow your blog every post and I think it is "The Noble Wife" who inspired you. Thank you for the opportunity to win your giveaway.

Mary Grace McNamara said...

I've been following Jacqueline over at The Noble Wife for quite some time too! She is inspirational! What a fun giveaway, as usual! Thanks Sandi!

MGM

Needled Mom said...

Blogging has really opened my creative gene up too. There are so many great bloggers out there and it is hard to keep up with time constraints, but the desire to do so is definitely there.

I have not followed Jacquelynn's blog, but I might have to pop over and give her a visit. You and I must have started about the same time with our blogging journey.

Stay safe with those storms headed your way today.

krisgray said...

Congrats on your anniversary. Blogging really does open up a whole new world! Your inspiration was The Noble Wife.

Mimi said...

Happy Blogiversary - wow 3 years!! Congratulations! Thanks for making this giveaway fun with the search. I believe that the person who inpired you is "The Noble Wife".

Anonymous said...

Yes, indeed. You were inspired by Jacquelynn, whose blog is TheNobleWife. Please keep on blogging because we all want to keep on reading what you say.

Thank you for the encouragement and the wonderful tutorials.

Owl Lady

Marit Johanne said...

Congratulations on three years blogging! Your blog gives a lot of inspiration!
The person you were talking about was Jacquelynn at "The Noble wife".

Carla said...

JACQUELYNNE STEVES

She has a nice blog. I've saved it so I can look at it later. This is a wonderful giveaway!

Patti L. said...

It's Jacqueline at the Noble Wife. I would love her fabric! Happy Blogiversary to you too. Love all you give us and keep us inspired.

Hugs, Patti L. in N.M.

Sarah or Semmy said...

The subject of your first BLog of the week, is indeed one talented Lady that I have admired for a while, since I first found her site. Jacquelynn Steves of the Noble Wife has inspired many. I hope she knows how we appreciate her talent. I am sure she must as she keeps on giving. Congratulations on this anniversary no.3. Looking forward to keeping up with your post for many more. Sarah in OK.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Not too difficult if you're the 21st commenter - that would be Jacquelyne Steves of the Noble Quilter. I went to her blog and there is a link to her beautiful fabric!

Brenda said...

It's Jacquelynne of The Noble Wife. also follow her. Love her fabric.

debra said...

happy blogiversary! i've just started following your blog...really enjoying going thru all the previous...i think the person who inspired you is Jacquelynn. here's hoping for many more bogiversaries!
debra
hannasoumie@gmail.com

Leah said...

Gratz on three years of blogging! And thanks for sending me to Jacquelynn, whose blog is TheNobleWife. I enjoyed perusing her site.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Congrats on three years of blogging! You have done such an excellent job blogging and it looks like we have Jacquelynne to thank for it. She is such a talented lady.

Ramona said...

The fabric is so beautiful. The answer is Jacquelynn of TheNobleWife. Now I have found a wonderful new blog to follow. Thank You!
ramona_murray at comcast dot net

Deborah in Atlanta said...

Not hard to answer the question when you're a late commenter like me. So the answer to your question is Jacquelynn, of The Noble Wife. Happy Blogiversary (never can figure out how to spell that word). I've only been blogging for about four months, and I'm still trying to find my "groove". You go girl!!

Jacquelynne said...

*I'm blushing...*
Thanks, Sandi- I am so grateful that I've gotten to know you!

Pat said...

HAPPY Blogging Anniversary, Sandi! Now....here I thought that I was the inspiration for you to start that blog feature.....LOL......but, seriously, I can understand that it was Jacquelynne. She is quite an inspiration to many!!! Now...here's to many more years of YOU inspiring US with your blog posts!!!

rockgranny said...

Congratulations on your blogging anniversary. the person who inspired you was your friend Jacquelynne "The Noble Wife".

Barb said...

Jacquelynne Steves provided your inspiration for that feature. I read her blog and love her beautiful work. You gals are so generous with your time and creativity. Thanks!!

pinsandneedles said...

Congratulations on three years of blogging. The Blog of the Week feature was inspired by Jacquelynne of The Noble Wife. I love her blog and fabrics too. Thanks!

robin said...

Congrats on blogging 3 years! Jacquelynn from The Noble Wife inspired you to feature a "Blog of the Week" on your blog. Thanks for the giveaway chance!

Christine M said...

Happy 3rd blogaversary! Yes, I think Jacquelynne is your inspiration.

Kay said...

Congratulations on 3 years. The person who inspired you was Jacquelynne at the Noble Wife. I enjoy reading both of your blogs.

linmid said...

Again congratulations on your blogaversary. The person who inspired you was Jacquelynn, whose blog is TheNobleWife. I really enjoy your Seasons site.

Linnie

Evelene S said...

Okay it was Jacquelynne of the Noble Wife. esterling9 at aol dot com

Lee said...

I had to read through all the posts on the blog but found The Noble Wife - I love her blog now too! Happy Celebration of 3 years!
thank you for the tutorial for the strawberry needle case - my mother in law will love it!
butler83ataoldotcom

Stitching Along the Missippi said...

Happy Blogiversary !
You give us all so much and not just inspiration. you put so much of yourself into your blog and your groups.
would love to be entered in this giveaway. To answer your guestion the person who inspired you was Jacqilynn TheNobleWife.
Sharon
sajmom3@yahoo.com

Snoodles said...

I came here from Jacquelynne's blog...I admit it, I follow you both and have been so swamped that I am having to catch up on your posts! She inspires me, too - can't wait to get some of her new fabric!
Jacque in SC
quiltnsrep(at)yahoo(dot)com

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