Monday, May 13, 2013

A Little Giveaway


I was checking the stats on my blog today for no particular reason and saw where there have been over 160,000 Pageviews from 10 different countries and I have over 270 terrific followers..  Now I know that is not a lot for some blogs but for me it  feels amazing.
I think the best part of blogging for me is  communicating with so may different people from different parts of the world.  Lots of us don't even speak the same language but we communicate through a quilting language.
It made me feel like giving something away.
So if you would be interested in winning what's in the picture above leave a little comment about your favorite part of blogging or why you choose to follow a blog.
It would be great if you chose to follow mine.
Then on the 27th I will have the Random Number Generator choose a winner.
Happy Stitching,
Nancy

56 comments:

  1. I love looking to see what everyone is working on. I'm usually attracted to stop and read by the photos whether about quilting or birds or recipes.

    I've made so many virtual friends and love laughing with them.

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  2. Uh Oh my previous comment disappeared while typing. lol I was saying favorite part of blogging is my thoughts get put to paper (sort of) and the inspirations I get from other bloggers!What makes me follow, well of course the eye candy and then info. Do they offer some tidbits that might help me. Thanks for the chance of winning

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  3. What a beautiful give away you have ! I love blogging ... first because I can show the things I make on my blog and that way my mother in law, who lives far from us, can stay updated :-) And then there are others who read my blog and always leave nice comments. This way I have get to know so many new people, some I even have meet in real life !!
    Blogging brings people together, just as quilting :-)
    I love to visit blogs and read about what people have made and look at the wonderful pictures. Its so inspiring.

    Congrats with your more then 160.000 pageviews !

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  4. Like, Susan, my comment disappeared as I typed. Weird. Anyway, in a nutshell, lest it happen again--I don't belong to a guild and blogging helps me feel a part of a larger quilting community. I meet wonderful people, on line and in person, and I've been inspired by their beautiful projects!

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  5. I love reading quilting blogs because I can meet people who are interested in the same topic! I feel so inspired by what people can create!

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  6. todas las noches tengo que ver que pasa en los blogs, me gusta ver las cosas que pueden hacer las personas en distintas partes del mundo
    ¡¡¡¡cuantas cosas se aprenden!!!!
    gracias
    saludos

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  7. I love reading blogs. I follow blogs because: we have the same interest, awesome recipes, tutorials, beautiful quilts or an interesting read! thanks for the chance.

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  8. Thanks for sharing your love of quilting! For me, that's the best part of blogging, the sharing! And of course coming into contact with so many talented quilters, and the inspiration they provide!

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  9. What a great giveaway. Count me in.

    suebennett1975@gmail.com

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  10. Thank you for the great giveaway.

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  11. Love reading your blog about quilting.

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  12. The best part about blogging for me is the fun people I get to "meet" online. We have so much in common! Thanks for the great give away.

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  13. I think my favorite part of blogging is meeting so many creative people from all over the world. I love reading blogs and seeing what other quilters are doing. Thanks for such a great giveaway!

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  14. I love to see the quilt pictures on blogs, they are so inspirational. I follow a lot of blogs to see a variety of different quilt styles, but most like the ones that do traditional quilting with antique style or reproduction or civil war fabrics or homespuns. Thank you for having such a great giveaway.

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  15. I love the fact that no where we are in the world, we have this instant bond through our quilting. Quilting friends are wonderful.

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  16. I like to follow blogs because I like the inspiration. I enjoy seeing what everyone is working on.

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  17. What a lovely giveaway- thanks for the opportunity!
    I blog and follow blogs just to connect with people with similar interests (quilting,quilting and quilting!) and it keeps me motivated, inspired and learning.
    Hilda

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  18. Nice giveaway! I love popping in an reading the post it is son inspiring, boost up my motivation and keeps me plugging along.

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  19. Blogging allows me a way to record my days, not always interesting to others but I use it to remember dates and events. When I read other people’s blogs my world opens up to the online exhibit of the thoughts and progress of other folks. Thank you for putting my name in the hat for the drawing! (and the words were deleted when I wrote too so this time I composed in WORD and intend to copy and paste in the comment box)

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  20. Wonderful giveaway! I follow blogs to see what other's are working on, for tutorials and tips and just to read about what other quilters find interesting. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

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  21. I enjoy reading blogs that have pictures of projects (in-process & finished), how-to's, tutorials, tips & tricks. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  22. Hola, me encanta visitar nuevos blogs porque cada uno tiene una forma particular de expresar su cultura, su forma de pensar y como siente al realizar sus grandes o pequeñas obras, cada uno de ellos tiene algo que me enriquece de alguna manera y me impulsa a trabajar viendo los bellos trabajos ademas de siempre estar aprendiendo algo nuevo.Muchas gracias por el regalo que va a compartir... y siga adelante mostrando lo que hace.
    Saludos desde Chile

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  23. I love reading blogs because of all the wonderful quilting inspiration and friendship. Thanks for your generosity and for your inspiring blog!

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  24. I LOVE blogging and bloggers! I am so inspired by blogs...including yours. So many talented quilters out there and within reach of a computer screen. Just amazing. And I appreciate the kindness and support from those who read mine. That keeps me motivated. The blogging world is an awesome community isn't it.

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  25. I follow quite a few blogs, some I read on a daily basis. I enjoy looking at the patterns and fabric and get so many ideas. Sometimes when my creativity is lagging, looking at a few blogs really inspires me.

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  26. Ooooh Aaaaah - it looks just lovely. I have only just celebrated my first blogaversary (Spelling on such a word????) I am ultra impressed with your big numbers:) I do hope you continue - I love the 'feel' of your work. And I know it's been there a while, but I still admire the little cheddar shoofly in your banner.
    Have a beautiful evening.
    Smiles,
    JoeyLea
    http://www.thelocustblossom.blogspot.com/

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  27. The best thing about blogs apart from a good old sticky beak at what others are doing and the inspiration that they give me is that they brighten up an otherwise very boring day at work!!!!

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  28. I discovered blogging about 6 months ago, I personally don't have a blog but I follow several and have learned so many new crafts to do and a lot of quilting help & tutorials. I'm teaching myself to quilt so I really enjoy the blogs about quilting. Of course I would love to win this giveaway & by no means would I call it small! Any fabric I can add to my now growing stash is a BIG deal to me!

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  29. I kept up my blog for 3 years before taking a break, and now I've been back since February. When I started my blog there weren't all that many quilt blogs, so most readers took time to comment every time they visited. I got to know dozens and dozens of quilters all over the world, as they were reading my blog and they were reading theirs. I have quilts I made from blocks swapped with bloggers from all over. I've made many good friends through blogging. Some of my best quilt ideas evolved from conversations with blogging friends. Blogging has blessed my life in so many ways, and has helped me grow and stretch as a quilter. That is what I love most about blogging - the friends I've made and what we have given each other.

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  30. What a wonderful giveaway! I enjoy the connection between quilters from all over who are quilting because they simply love to quilt. I especially love to follow quilters who let their personality shine through in their blog. In fact, I actually follow quilters who work on stuff I don't 'get' just because I love how they talk about the quilting process! Love the quilts you make and I always enjoy coming over to your blog.:)

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  31. I love reading blogs. So many ideas and inspirations. It's become such a part of my day now, I think I might go through withdrawals if I couldn't do it. :)

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  32. I found your friendly blog recently when I did a search for Sally Post Sampler-I've admired that quilt for a long time. It's fun to watch your blocks develop and I love the colors you've chosen. I immediately subscribed to your blog in Old Reader and look forward to your posts. I've always hand appliqued but hadn't done so much in recent years-now I'm back. From your blog I've also found other great blogs. Thanks so much@
    p.s. your prizes look like lots of fun :)

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  33. Thanks for the great giveaway. I follow many, many blogs....love the inspiration they give me and to see what the quilting gals are doing around the world. Always enjoy the their quilt pictures and really love it when they post lots of pictures of a quilt show they have gone to.

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  34. I choose to follow a blog for different reasons, sometimes the blog just draws me in and other times, it's something they have posted that really grabs my attention. thanks for the give away..

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  35. I think the comment I was writing got away from me! Anyway, I love to read blogs for the inspiration/motivation I get from them. Of course, this makes me want to make a quilt a day and redecorate my house every day. I'm very lucky that those are the only problems I have! Would love to win this giveaway!
    Thank you!

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  36. I blog to show my work! Love to blog hop, it is inspiring to see the work of others and sometimes learn something new.

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  37. Thanks for the giveaway . I follow bloggers for the inspiration.

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  38. I blog because its fun to connect with other crafters. Personally I do not have a lot of crafty friends so blogging helps me connect with others. I have made many cyber friends and years later we are still connected. I blog for inspiration from others.
    Funny thing, my first comment just disappeared from the screen.

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  39. I think it is so interesting to look inside the heart of other quilters by visiting their blogs. What they include about their lives is wonderful - letting us know them through words and pictures.

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  40. I blog to create a record of my work and to see and learn from other quilters - very inspirational. I love making the same quilt as others, currently the Chester County Criswell Quilt. It's great to see the different fabric choices and techniques used - including yours! Thanks for the opportunity to win your great give-away :)

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  41. I love following quilting blogs and other blogs. I am truly inspired by the many things other people make and do. Its like having a whole world of quilting friends, near and far. thanks for the chance to win your lovely give away. I enjoy reading your blog.

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  42. I don't blog myself but I follow a number of blogs. Like a number of others have commented, it's a wonderful way of connecting with other quilters, for a variety of reasons. From some blogs I get inspired to try something new, from other I learn about new tools or techniques and from others I get encouraged that others hit a snag (but found a way to overcome it). It's like creating a quilt guild that was created just for me! Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

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  43. I like blogs that are reliable sources of quilty eye candy and information. I read them for inspiration and information. Sometimes it's pretty depressing to compare my own work to that of others! Just found your blog this morning and I'm really enjoying reading and looking at your quilts.

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  44. I love being connected with people who speak the same language of quilting! Thanks for the inpiration and the giveaway.

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  45. I like to follow blogs because I get great inspirations from them.

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  46. This is just another avenue to be connected with other quilters in every part of the world. thanks for the give away.

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  47. It depends. Some blogs I follow because I like the way the person writes, some because of the tutorials(always so helpful), others because of the projects they make or things they design.

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  48. I just found your cool blog, thru SewCalGal. I just became a new Follower too (thru bloglovin)

    I follow a blog when I feel like I'm poppin-in to spend time with a good friend. :)

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  49. I like blogs because it makes me look at things in a different way. Think outside my comfort zone can be difficult. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  50. I follow blogs that offer information/tutorials on subjects (quilting, sewing and digital scrapbooking to name a few) that interest me.

    I am following your Tattered Garden Quilting blog via Google Friend Connect and Bloglovin.

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway!

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  51. I love to see what other people are doing. Everyone is so creative. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  52. I have several quilter's blogs which I enjoy following. Their tips and tutorials have been extremely helpful to me.

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  53. I have learned so much from bloggers who share what they are making and I have made great friends! I have met about 7 quilters in person that I had met first on blogs and it is so fun!

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  54. I love the inspiration that I get from reading blogs. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  55. I love to read quilting blogs, and others also, I get so many ideas and have met so many friends thru blogs. I would love to win your giveaway. I've been away over the weekend and just checked in tonight. Your exchange block is beautiful. I've used the sharpie pens for my signing,and have good luck with them. I wash my quilts and have only noticed fading after about 10 years or so, then I try to go over the writing. I'll try to find the one you used too.

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  56. I love fabric, quilting and love to see what others are doing, learn new techniques, inspiration by following.
    lisashoulders@yahoo.com - Lisa Shoulders

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