Thursday, July 12, 2012

500!!! Post

My very first post over 4 years ago was about Pigs in a Blanket day so it is only fitting that I start my 500th post with a pig.  DH bought me this pig last week while on vacation in Dollywood.  Pigs with wings are so much nicer than pigs without.  One of my favorite sayings is "when pigs fly", that is what I had thought about blogging, when pigs fly.  It seemed like a waste of time.  Boy was I wrong.  When I started blogging, I had no idea how much I would come to love it.  My friend Becky, over at Quilting Booklady was the first person I knew with a blog.  I wasn't overly excited about starting one, but thought if quilting people were getting involved I should get involved.  I can't believe that I have done 500 posts.  Where has the time gone?  I decided to do a giveaway for my 500th post. 

 I am giving away a complete quilt kit from Silver Thimble Quilt Co.  The pattern is Road to Romance. The kit contains everything you need to make the quilt including the pattern, backing and the binding.  The fabrics are beautiful batiks, an almost solid green, with a batik print with beige and green dogwoods.  All you need to do to win this kit is leave a post with your favorite blog.  To get your name in a second time, become a follower, and for a third time make a post on your blog.  This is a great giveaway, and you have two weeks to do this.  I am going out of  town to visit my  mom (who doesn't have email access).  The winner will be announced on July 25.  Good Luck.

58 comments:

Glenda in Florida said...

Hmmm, I have a huge list of blogs saved to favorites, but the one I check first every day is Judy Laquidara's Patchwork Times. I love her stashbuster linky party on Sundays.

Melinda said...

I check Judy's blog every day also. I love design wall Monday. I am also a follower.

Becky said...

Happy 500th post! Great kit! One of my favorite blogs is Aunt Polly's Porch. Another is Cupcakes & Daisies. Hope you are having a good time visiting your Mom:)

SewCalGal said...

500 posts is definitely something to celebrate. And, you have a wonderful blog. Thanks for all you do to make our world of quilting so wonderful!

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Jane said...

My favorite blog may be Cupcakes 'n Daisies, but there are so many...too many! Thanks for the giveaway & congrats on the 500th post.

Sallie said...

Congratulations on 500 posts! I enjoy Cat Patches blog. Thanks for the great giveaway!

andri. said...

Congratulation for ur 500th post! My fave blog changes all the time but it is pink penguin right now:)
andri_chama(at)yahoo(dot)com

Gill said...

At the moment my favourite is lilysquilts.blogspot.com

Gill said...

I'm a new follower!

Beth said...

My favorite blog is Film in the Fridge. I get so much quilty inspiration there.

Congrats on your 500th post. That is dedication!

Beth said...

I'm a new follower.

wordygirl at earthlink dot net

LeAnne said...

There are so many great blogs out there, but my favorite is Quilting by the River. I get so many ideas from her projects.

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

My favorite blog is Sinta's Pink Pincushion~ so much inspiration! I follow Becky and Pat at Silver Thimble too. You have some lovely friends! Thanks for the chance and congrat's on 500!

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

I am a happy follower too. :-) Have a great trip!

Mary said...

Congratulations on 500 posts! that is quite an accomplishment. My favorite blog is Bonnie Hunter's Quiltville Quips and Snips. I love her quilting style, but also enjoy reading about all her travel and antiquing adventures.
I love this kit! It would make a perfect gift for my daughter who is getting married in December. The pattern is named Road to Romance, so perfect for a wedding, her favorite color is green, and we're from Missouri where the dogwood is the state flower.
Thanks for a chance to win!

Mary said...

I am now following your blog. Thanks for another chance to win.

Cecilia said...

Congrats on your 500th post. My favorite blog is Quiltville, but I also enjoy The Quilting Booklady. Becky sent me, by the way. :-)

Cecilia said...

I'm a new follower too.

Andee said...

I am now a follower!

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Bechy me mandou aqui,sou seguidora nĂºmero 73 no GFC.Obrigada.

robin said...

Congratulations on 500 posts! And what a generous giveaway - thanks for the chance! My favorite blog is Pioneer Woman.

robin said...

I'm a new follower!

Stitched With Prayer said...

Hi There!!! Becky the Quilting Booklady sent me over here and I'm so glad she did. My gosh, 500 posts...congratulations. I gotta tell ya I love the pig with wings. "When Pigs Fly" is also one of my favorite sayings, carried down from my grandmother and mother and now I hear my own daughters saying it to their kids, LOL. Anyway, what a wonderful giveaway. Thank you so very much for a chance to win this wonderful quilting treasure. There are so many blogs I love to visit, but My favorite is Jenny of ELEPHANTZ, she is in Australia and is a dear friend and a talented designer. Thanks again and good luck to everyone, Hugs all around... :o)

Stitched With Prayer said...

I am also a new follower! Thanks for the second chance to win. That will be it for me as I don't have a blog. All the same, I will email all my quilting friends and family to let them know about your giveaway. Hugs...

trillium said...

I like Pat Sloan's blog. She always posts lots of quilting news, tutorials, and cheerful quilting ideas.

Carol said...

My favourite blog is Carrie Nelson's lavieenrose. I love her patterns and books and enjoy her humour.

Julie said...

There are so many blogs that I like -- including yours :) I also really like Quilting by the River. Thanks for a wonderful giveaway.

Julie said...

I am a follower. Thanks

Gwen said...

One of my favorite blogs is FatQuarterShop Blog. I love to "meet" fabric designers there and learn about their interests, how they got their start, etc. Thank you for the chance to win this exciting giveaway! Hope you have a nice visit with your Mom! :-)

Gwen said...

I am a new follower-- thanks so much for the extra chance to win! :-)

Kathie said...

oh what a hard question! I have favorite blogs for different categories, Inspiration, to learn something, to see whats new in the quilting world,

I am a follower!!!!

ok so my favorite blog right now has to be Janet at Quiltsalott blog
http://quiltsalott.blogspot.com/
I am always happy when she posts and inspired by her quilts and her love of quilting.

MB Isaac said...

Right now I love the create blog - lots of great ideas for crafts. Thanks!

CureEndo said...

How to be a Redhead and Barb's bumpy ride; fav site: http://www.cureendoquilts.weebly.com/

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I thought I had left a comment, but I do not see it listed here. Congrats again on 500 posts! And thanks for the giveaway.

Pippa Parsons said...

Im a new follower

Pippa Parsons said...

there are so many wonderful blogs, I like Pat Sloan's blog she's so funny

Renea said...

I follow and love sew many blogs. One of my favorites is Life With Lou! Thanks for the great giveaway.

Diann said...

I read a lot of blogs, but my favorite is probably Den of Chaos. Unlike most of the others, it has nothing to do with quilting, but I like it anyway.

Brigitte said...

thank you for this generous giveaway, of course I have to try -
this kit is so pretty!
greetings from Bermany
Brigitte

My favorite blog is: tada
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

I'm a Follower now, too ;-)

Jane S. said...

Congratulations of 500 posts! I read a couple hundred blogs, but one of my favorites is Design Seeds. She does wonderful palettes and they never fail to inspire me.

jmniffer said...

Congrats on your 500th post! What an accomplishment. I like many posts but my favorite is The Moda Bake Shop. I need all the show and tell tutorial I can get. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

jmniffer said...

I am a new follower via RSS Feeds.

B Greene said...

One of my favorite blogs is Angela Walter's Quilting is My Therapy - it is so inspiring to learn how she "sees" a quilt top and plans how she will quilt it. Takes the piece to a whole other level! She seems to genuinely love helping people learn what she knows!

B Greene said...

I am a new follower - congrats on the 500th post (and you are almost to 100 followers on GFC!!)!

Donna F said...

One of my favorites is amybradleydesigns.blogspot.com. Although it is very hard to choose a favorite. I have about 30 something blogs that I follow and yours is now one of them. I really like what I see here.

Donna F said...

I am a new follower. Thanks for letting me through the gate, it's great in here! LOL

hueisei said...

Congrats on 500!
I check Ayumi's pink penguin blog daily :)

hueisei said...

I'm a follower.

D Smart said...

My favorite blog is www.FreeMotionProject.com. I have learned so much. Congrats on 500 posts.

Mommarock said...

I am a follower.

Mommarock said...

I don't have a favorite blog, I'm just addicted to them all.

Karen said...

My favorite blog has to be Bonnie's at Quiltville.

Lise said...

Today I think my favorite blog is Abyquilt.

Lise said...

I'm a follower too :-)

Kathy MacKie said...

I'm a new follower, thanks for the generous giveaway.

Kathy MacKie said...

My favourite blog is Sweet P Quilting and Congrat's on your milestone!

Abbigail said...

My favorite blog is SewCalGal. She always has such interesting items. Also some great giveaways!

Abbigail said...

I'm a new follower!