Sunday, May 09, 2010

Celebrations

Happy Mother's Day to all you mothers who are reading my quilt blog!
One of my favorite quilts that I have made is one that I gave to my mother - to see it click here.
We'll be going to visit that quilt...oh yah, and also my mother...and my mother-in-law today.
It's a great day to celebrate all the loving and nurturing women we are privileged to have in our life!
And so it's also the perfect day to finally post my 500th blog post giveaway!
Thank you to each of you who come by to read about my quilting adventures, and who regularly give me feedback and encouragement. It's always amazing to me when I am in quilting stores and people say hello, tell me they read my blog, and ask me questions about my projects, or tease me about things I have written. On Thursday I met a woman who was in a class I taught last year (Hi Trudy...if you're reading today!) who thanked me for writing this blog!
Each of you enrich my life with your humour and ideas, and I can't even imagine my life without blogging now!
So this week I am having a celebration giveaway for my blog readers.
There are 4 gifts...one of the winners will get the above mini quilt that I made from the kit that the Ice House Quilt shop in Grayling gave out to shop hop customers (see it hanging on the wall in the photo on this blogpost);  1 winner will get a package of 4 sewing theme Fat Quarters, and 2 readers will receive these cute kits for paper pieced blocks.
Leave a comment on this post and I'll put your name in for the draw which will take place some time later this week.
Happy Mother's Day and happy blog reading!

39 comments:

  1. Happy Mother's Day, Kathy! Enjoy your visit with your Moms and cherise everyday you can still call her or visit. I miss my Mom alot. Please enter me in your drawing. I would love to win the mini quilt or anything you chose to buy. I so need a shopping trip to a "real" fabric store. I do alot of online looking, but getting to actually see and feel is much better. Have a great day!

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  2. Happy Mother's Day! I have been enjoying your saturday sampler and just followed the link to the patten for the Manhattan star block. Thanks for pointing me to a great site - love all the star blocks there.

    Susan R

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  3. Don't forget you are a mother too...hope you have a special day as well!
    You know I love reading about your adventures or misadventures...haha!I would love to be a winner in one of your draws...only time will tell. Can't wait for some of my adventures with the other "fabric phiranas"will keep you posted on them.

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  4. Happy Mother's Day to you too! I really enjoy reading your blog. Thanks as well for the giveaways.

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  5. Happy Mother's Day! I love the little flag quilt! So cute!!!

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  6. Happy Mother's Day Kathy. I hope you have a wonderful day.

    I'm happy to call you my blogger friend. ;)

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  7. Happy Mother's Day Kathy
    I love reading your stories and looking at the patterns you find. Enter me in the draw, we always need more fabric
    Mary Anne

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  8. Congratulationos on reaching a blogging milestone! I too enjoy reading your blog. Thank you for sharing and much inspiration!

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  9. Hi Kahy. Hope you enjoy your Mother's Day. I was sorry to have missed you last week in Kitchener. It was a great show and I enjoyed visiting with the girls from the RCQG. I even met a friend I hadn't seen for six years there and then visited my niece in Waterloo for supper. I read your blog every chance I get and enjoy all the links you give us. Please enter my name in your draw.

    Dianne in the country.

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  10. Congrats on hitting the 500th post! The little flag quilt is really cute! I like visiting your blog every Saturday to see which block you made! Can't wait to see them all put into a quilt.

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  11. Congratulations on 500 posts! I do love your blog and especially to see the block of the week. I can't wait to see how it turns out. I'm also in AWE of your paper piecing!!
    Hugs
    deb xx

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  12. I'm a long time reader and friend of your blog and you. :-) Happy Mother's Day.

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  13. Happy Mother's Day! It's been lovely getting to know you and your quilts/quilting. Here's to another 500= posts- wow!

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  14. I hope you had a lovely Mother's Day visiting the mothers.
    Strawberry pie soon....

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  15. Ok, I have to respond since my name's in print. I have been reading your blog since early this year. It inspires and encourages me! I like your Saturday sampler photos. Your March 10th post on UFOs has encouraged me to get working on mine. Way to go on your 500th post!

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  16. Always love reading your blog Kathy! I too love the Saturday samplers as they give the push to quilt on the weekend!

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  17. Happy Mother's Day to you too Kathy!
    Lovely goodies you are offering on your giveaway! I thank you for the offer!!!!

    {{I'm at 400 myself, so I need to get something together for my own giveaway!!}}

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  18. Happy Mother's Day to you aswell Kathy. I always look forward to reading your blog. Please enter my name in your draw.
    Jackie

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  19. I have read your Blog for a while and like to see your UFO's disappear. I too have had blogger's who read my blogs come up to me in strange places. The Blogging world is funny that way. We become friends even though we have never met. 500 posts! Wow thanks for the giveaway.

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  20. I like to visit quilts I've made or quilted when I go to see Mom too!

    Isn't it funny to run into people who read the blog while you're out? I'm always surprised when someone recognizes me and comes up to me.

    Congratulations on 500 posts!

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  21. Congratulations Kathy! I wish I could say I have read all 500 but it might only be 499 that I've read!
    Keep up the good work.

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  22. Congratulations, Kathy, on your 500th post. You are one of my go to blogs for inspiration. Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day.

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  23. I too love my blog and all the lovely people I have met - you are way ahead of me - I' m heading for 200 posts xxx

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  24. Happy late Mother's Day. I hope you had a good time visiting your Mom's and your quilts...Congrats on reaching 500. Did you know you had so much to say when you started this? I enjoy your blog and your Saturday blocks. You inspire me...

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  26. Happy belated mother's day for you, and congrats for your 500th posts!!!!, I enjoy to read your blog, love the stuff you're giving away!

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  27. Hope you had a wonderful Mothers Day, also. I'm glad I found you in blogland. WOW 500 posts! Congratulations it is a great number. Thanks for putting my name in your giveway. Happy Quilting and keep up the wonderful work.
    Hugs - Ivani in Brazil

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  28. Congratulations on your huge 500 blog posts. Please enter me in your drawing. I too like to look at quilts that my mother has made and talk about the fabrics from our childhood. My mother, sister, and I did this on the Saturday before Mother's Day. Thank you for your giveaway.

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  29. Five hundred is a lot of posts - congratulations!

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  30. Congratulations on your 500th post! Your little flag quilt turned out so cute!

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  31. Hi Kathy,
    I don't think I've read all 500 of your blog entries but I have read a lot of them and enjoy them all.
    Brenda

    brendaqu@netscape.net

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  32. Love your little quilt! Hope I win.

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  33. Love your flag mini quilt. Perfect touch for decorating for the holiday in our home.

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  34. HMD 2 everyone:) Congratulations on your 500 blog. You keep everyone in stitches....Keep up the GREAT Work that you do....Louise

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  35. Thanks Kathy for all of your sharing. Do hope that you too had a great Mother's day. You deserve it. Love reading your blog! Please keep posting.

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  36. What a nice quilt. Would love to have it on hand as a small table topper in July. And thanks, Kathy for stopping by my blog to view my last quilt made.

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  37. Congratulations on your 500th posting! You've probably inspired at least that many quilters! Missed you at guild last night. The speaker brought fabric to sell - so since you're "shopped out" it's not that terrible that you missed it! Except for seeing all your quilting friends of course!

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  38. congrats on your 500th post! I do drop in from time to time and like reading your blog and being inspired by the projects you are working on. Keep up the good job~

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  39. Congratulations on your 500th blog post. I look forward to reading them. You are an inspiration. Keep up the good work! Please enter me in your drawn. jr

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