Friday, March 21, 2008

A Bloggy Birthday Party and a Giveaway!!!

Happy Bloggy Birtday to me!
Happy Bloggy Birthday to me!
Happy Bloggy Birthday to meeeeee!
Happy Bloggy Birthday to me!

And many more!!!!!

Do you want to have a party? I do, too, but before then let me reflect for a minute or two.

It doesn't seem like a year ago today I pushed the "publish post" button and entered into blogland!

I was so nervous, but my Sloanie friend, Mary Anne, had started her blog, and it looked like fun. We kept e-mailing each other back and forth when we would learn something new about blogger, and laugh at how easy it was, yet we couldn't figure it out.

Between her tech support (her teenage sons, Evan and Matt)


and my tech support (my son, Wade), we're still in blogland having a great time!

Let's start the party and celebrate!! Tell your friends because, afterall, the more the merrier!!

We'll skip the cake and ice cream and head straight for the good stuff: fabric!!! Leave a comment, and a way to contact you (e-mail), to this post, and I'll draw a name on Tuesday, March 25 at 9:00 pm central time. The lucky winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to The Fat Quarter Shop!!!

It's just my way of saying thanks for a fun year! I "heart" you all!

Have fun!

Amanda

Stacy A. was the winner of the $25 gift certificate. Thanks to everyone for the sweet comments!

76 comments:

  1. Oh lookie here I'm first - woohoo! I'll be happy to take that gift certificate off your hands. teehee! :-)

    Congratulations, Amanda!

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  2. wow! It sure look's like you're still having fun. I'd love to win that gift certificate.

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  3. Congrats to you for one year of blogging. May you have many more posts ahead of you. I love your bunny wallhanging. I must look into finding that issue.

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  4. oh, I'd love the $25 certificate. Happy B. day please pick me.

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  5. Congrats on hitting your one-year birthday! Oh, and if you pick Darlene's name, she said it's okay if you just send the gift certificate to me. Really! Just ask her.

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  6. I'm in, I'm in! I love the Fat Quarter Shop! Whoo hoo! Happy Bloggy Birthday to you, Amanda...

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  7. Happy bloggy birthday to you!
    what a generous gift...thank you!
    and of course I would just have fun spending it!
    thanks
    Kathie

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  8. Happy b'day. I hope that there are many more to come.

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  9. Happy Bloggy Birthday!!! Congrats on one year!!

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  10. Congratulations!!! Isn't blogging the best? I too find myself trying to convince other quilting friends who are online to start their own blogs. It is just so much fun. Your son Wade is so handsome.

    Hope that you are feeling better! Isn't it wonderful to just be at home and enjoying it.

    Happy Easter
    Becky in Georgia

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  11. Happy bloggy birthday! I stopped by because of Lisa's post, but I love finding new quilt blogs like yours.

    Love the Star Crossing quilt too. You might try the small Easy Angle for the remaining 16 blocks... those little HSTs will finish in no time.

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  12. Thanks to Lisa Boyer for the introduction - it's always fun to meet new bloggers. Happy healing and thanks for counting me in.

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  13. What a lovely bithday gift to us! Congrats and many more. Maybe I'll be the lucky one, I'm keeeping my fingers and toes crossed. (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

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  14. Congratulations! I hope you continue to blog for a long time.

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  15. Happy bloggy b-day! What a nice blog you have! Lisa has done a good job of letting us know about this! I'll be sure to add you to my favorites!

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  16. Happy bloggy birthday! You know what they say: Time flies when you're having fun ... blogging. LOL! Count me in for the certificate! Quilty hugs. :o)

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  17. HAPPY FIRST BLOGGY BIRTHDAY!! I found my way here from Lisa Boyer's blog. What a fun blog! I have bookmarked you and will be back.
    Oh, that gift certificate should go to a new reader like me, don't you think? ;-))

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  18. Happy Bloggy Birthday *S* Congrats!

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  19. GREAT prize! Sign me up!
    Connie W

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  20. WOO HOO!! Happy Birthday ..I love parties....I will bring the cake and ice cream.ok?..Can't have a party without it.....lol

    quilt@centurytel.net

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  21. Happy bloggie birthday!! Who wouldn't be in. How nice and generous of you!

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  22. Happy Blogversary! Thank heavens for our techie friends and family!! Your blog is great! Now if someone could just tell me how to make the entire back page of blogger a pretty, solid color like yours! Sigh.

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  23. Happy Bloggy Birthday to you... I just found your blog this morning.. What a nice giveaway.
    http://www.myquiltblog.com/Vera/

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  24. Congrats on a year of blogging....what a milestone that is!!! I just found your blog and will be coming back :)

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  25. Hey bloggy-pal! Happy Bloggy Birthday !!! I guess we're not rookies anymore..... we make a good "figure it out" team (with our "tech" support, of course.)

    Here's to another fun year in Blogland!!!!!

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  26. Congratulations on one year of Blogging! I look forward to many more posts. Terrific prize!

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  27. Ooh, Ooh, I'm in, too! Happy Happy Bloggy Birthday, Amanda. Lisa Boyer sent me! Sally (quiltersal53@gmail.com)

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  28. Congratulations on one year of blogging. What a super prize -- please count me in on the drawing!

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  29. Oh, wow, happy anniversary! Isn't blogging the best? And the next best thing is a gift cert to the FQ Shop!! I NEED to win that! LOL

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  30. Ooooh, you are so nice. Send that certificate my way. Love your blog. Congrats, Amanda!

    Amy

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  31. Haaaaaaaapppy blogggggg dayyyy tooooo yewwwwwwww... Count me in for the drawing please!

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  32. Congratulations on one year of blogging! I love reading your blog every day! I am just now learning about quilting with fat quarters. (I know I am kinda slow!) Put me your drawing!
    marybethporch@yahoo.com

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  33. Not only is your giveaway terrific---your entire blog is sooo wonderful!

    Congrats on 1 year of blogging! I'm looking forward to seeing another year of your beautiful quilts & projects!

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  34. Amanda, so nice to meet another Kentucky girl
    (I'm a native but aren't living there now)! Congrats on the blog b-day! I'd love a chance to win a gift certificate from one of my favorite shops. Keep on blogging!

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  35. Happy Bloggy Birthday to you! Your blog is so fun! Pick me!! bgailey@hawaii.rr.com.

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  36. Amanda, Wow 1 year. Thats great! I know fabric is great but we really shouldn't skip the cake! I think I better pick up another red velvet cake for the occasion :).
    Wade is one handsome kid. He is gonna be a heart breaker, or maybe already is. My hubby is my technical adviser, what would we do without them? And you in no way look like a grandmother! You look like your in your 30's! I may need to get your secret. Congrats again. Love Stacy

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  37. Gosh, I really like cake and ice cream, yes I can settle for fabric! Happy B-Birthday!

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  38. Happy bloggy Birthday to YOU! Now that I've found you, I'm wishing you many more!

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  39. This is my first time seeing your blog, and it is sooooo cute! Happy 1st bloggy birthday, and I hope you will continue to post and bring a smile to our faces. Your blog certainly cheered me up!

    Susan

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  40. Hi! I found you from Lisa Boyer's site. I'd love to win that give-away!

    Congrats on one year of blogging. I'm interested in looking at all your quilt posts.

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  41. Thanks for doing a giveaway! I keep coming to your blog from other people's, everyone must LOVE you! :) Come to mine next week, I'm doing a giveaway with my daughter when I get to Phoenix!
    ~D Spack~

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  42. Happy Blogging Birthday! Lisa sent me over to see ya--I love your backyard,(so green)--- the white wicker and quilt magazines. You have a wonderful blog, and it's very generous of you to give away a gift certificate for fabric to celebrate your one year anniversary! I just started blogging last month--it's a lot of fun!

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  43. I love that little shop. Happy Blogiversary.

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  44. Whoa...How did I miss this? Happy Birthday!...and many more. Oh and count me in, too!

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  45. Ooo... gift card for fabric. Very exciting! Happy Blogging Birthday.

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  46. Congrats on one year. Hope you have many more years at blogging.

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  47. I love to go to your blog and see your smiling face and hear what's been going on in your life. Congratulations on a year of blogging.

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  48. fabric is much better than cake and icecream!!! congrats on your birthday!!! Found your blog through Lisa Boyer!!!

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  49. Happy Blog birthday! I came over by way of Lisa Boyer. Thank you for hosting such a nice contest. One can never have enough fabric right? P.S. I love the picture on your blog!

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  50. LOVE your star crossing quilt. The colors are wonderful.

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  51. Happy blog birthday!

    Nicole
    ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

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  52. Congratulations on your bloggy birthday!! I'm glad to know about your blog and will be stopping by to catch up!

    Debbie

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  53. star crossing is really beautiful but it somehow whacks my eyes...i have astigmatism and for some reason my eyes dont want to focus but i really like it. i think lisa putting your site on her blog really uped your comments huh? but it gets me to see and check out other quilters blogs. mine is

    finnishwahine.blogspot.com

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  54. Hiya! Found you from Dorky Handmade Quilts :) I'm a new quilter so I'm trying to soak up as much quilty goodness as possible. Looks like there is some to be had on your blog!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Happy Bloggy Birthday!

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  55. Happy Blogiversary! Time does go fast, doesn't it? Enjoy!

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  56. It's great when someone links to a give-away - we can find blogs like yours! Happy Bloggiversary!

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  57. Congrats to you on your year of blogging. I'm glad I found your blog and enjoy reading it.
    Happy Easter too.

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  58. Congrats! Please count me in for your giveaway. I'm sure I can find lots of ways to use the gift certificate!!! LOL

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  59. Wow, happy blogging birthday! And may you find many more daffodils in your life!

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  60. Happy Bloggy Birthday and thank you for all the inspiration!!
    Theresa N
    weceno@yahoo.com

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  61. Happy Blog Birthday! Thanks for being so generous!

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  62. Happy Bloggy Birthday to you!

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  63. Hi Amanda - Happy Bloggy Birthday to you! Just found your blog last week - love it! Love that Fat Quarter Shop too! Denise in PA (dlwharp@yahoo.com)

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  64. Sounds fun, throw my name in the hat. I'm somewhat new to quilting, but have had a long time fabric obsession!

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  65. What a party. I'm comment 68? Wow. Blogging is great. Congrats on your anniversary. Love your blog.

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  66. Wow that's a great give-away! Happy Bloggy Birthday! :)

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  67. Happy Blog Birthday!! put my name in the hat for the drawing! I wish I was brave enough to start a blog, but I'm afraid after 3 days or so I would run out of things to say. Congrats on a whole year!!

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  68. I would love to win the gift certificate! :) Joan from Ohio

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  69. Wow...I just came across your blog for the first time! What a great giveaway prize! I've been enjoying reading too...

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  70. Congrats Amanda! I share your feelings about when I first started posting! It is so much fun to share and meet new people! Barb@oceanwavesquilts@typepad.com.

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  71. Happy Bloggy Birthday! I stopped by because of Lisa Boyer. I found her sight and love it and now yours. I just love blogging! Here's to many more fun posts and friends!

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  72. Ooh I got here just in time, but with 73 comments, you certainly are a popular girl. Happy Bloggy birthday!

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  73. Hello and Happy Birthday! I'm a new reader and also love the sme things as you. Quilting, antique store and my coffee addiction Cappuccino!! Mocha flavored no less. Happy Sewing~~~~~~~~~~
    Osagebluffquilter

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  74. Daniel's comment is really me...I wonder how many blogs I commented on as my son lol...he must have signed in to his google account and I didn't notice!

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