Saturday, July 17, 2010

Time for a GIVE AWAY!!

It was exactly a year ago last week (July 9th) that I started blogging!!

As I look back, I see it as a year of growth…BIG time!!  I knew how to send an email, surf the net and lurk around other people’s blogs..oh I was REALLY good at that!!  But ME blog, no way!!  It was my husband who encouraged me to go for it!  He set up my blog and I took notes as he showed me how to do everything…and I would call him every time something went ‘wrong’….and that was often! 

Now here it is…one year later…I rarely ever call my hubby for help..in fact he never sees me…just kidding!!

Before blogging I also didn’t know how to download my pictures…I would hand the camera over to my hubby and he would magically put them onto my computer.  Now I do all that, edit it them, crop them, rotate them and add light or dark. I can even change my Header and thanks to Kaaren I can now add a Button to my sidebar with a link!!  It’s amazing what you learn while you blog-along!! 

And that is just the technical aspect of blogging…who knew that I meet so many WONDERFUL, TALENTED, CREATIVE, HELPFUL quilting bloggers!…I have exactly 268 followers…and who knows maybe even a few lurkers! ;o) I have friends from all over the world…you should hear me talk to my quilting friends here at home…”well my Australian quilting friend said….” and “My friend from Finland…”  I’m such a name dropper…:o) To my blogging buddies I would like to say thank you for taking the time to comment, send me encouragement, praise, help, feedback, even ask if there is something wrong when there REALLY was something wrong!  Thank YOU for caring!! 

So this Give Away is to my FOLLOWERS ~all 268 of you!!  If you would like a chance to win just send a comment!  That’s it, that’s all you have to do but you have to be a follower! 

So what’s up for grabs?

Why this lovely fabric that my pale frog in the pail is guarding…P1090127

..a half metre of the red and black polka dot fabric and 3 fat quarters of the floral.  All are 100% quilters cotton. P1090128

How about a close-up… 3 fat Quarters and…

P1090129

..half metre of each of the polka dots. P1090130   So if you are a follower and you would like a chance to win, then leave me a comment and I will throw it into my Give Away hat where I will randomly select a winner!  I need to learn how to use the Random Generator Thingy that everyone is talking about…???P1090133  New Followers are always welcome!! 

I will select a winner on Tuesday morning…right after my morning coffee…and then I will be, hopefully, wheeling this over to your neck of the woods!!   

Have a super Saturday and Happy Quilting!! ~P

70 comments:

  1. Hi, Paulette, I'll be first to say sign me up. You do know your way around the blog; you post almost every day, don't you? and your lovey posts always come with photos, it's always fun to see what Paulette is up to. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  2. Thank you for the chance to win such lovely prize Paulette.

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  3. An anniversary, congratulations! I enjoy reading your blog even if I don't always leave a comment, you write about interesting things.

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  4. I follow you everyday on my Blogger Buzz and I think you're doing a great job. This is a very nice giveaway. Lynne

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  5. Congratulations on your bloggerversary! I hope the next year brings you even more learning and bloggy fun.
    Abbe

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  6. You're always so very cheerful Paulette. That's what I enjoy. And you're enthusiasm for garage saling. Having spent some time in Victoria I can envision what garage saling there on a summer morning would be like.

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  7. Congratulations on your anniversary! Your blog is lovely and I always enjoy reading what you have been up to. I finally posted about my wool pincushions and your can see hem here http://sewingtales.blogspot.com/2010/07/sew-and-tell-16.html. My first foray into wool. I am proudly a follower of your blog. keep on keeping on!

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  8. Great giveaway! Please count me in!

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  9. Congratulations on your year and your blogging popularity!! I know what you mean about how you talk about your friends. I haven't met mine blogging buddies face to face, but I feel as if I have and I think my "real life" friends think I am making it up! What a lovely giveaway you are having. Thanks for the chance!

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  10. I don't always comment, but I read your blog daily. I'm glad you are such a bubbly person and I love tagging along when you travel.The fabric looks very sunshiny, What a cute quilt it would be. Happy Anniversary!!

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  11. Happy Blogaversary Sweet P! It's been a pleasure following your quilting and travelling adventures.
    Thank you for a chance to win such yummy fabrics and for all the fun.

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  12. happy blogging anniversary. looking forward to more posts :D

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  13. Happy anniversary paulette! Blogging is a wonderful way to find like minded souls! Keep up your fun blogging!

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  14. Happy First Birthday Sweet P! Because of you I have discovered the world of quilt blogging. My, what fun, so I thank you for that. What a treat it would be to win your giveaway. I'll keep my fingers crossed and hope that random is on my side!

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  15. Happy anniversary! Oh I love those dots! ;-) Please add me to your hat too. Thanks for the fun!

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  16. First of all Congratulations on your 1 year Anniversary! Yes blogging is so fun and it it so much fun getting to know people this way.
    I just love the fabrics you have chosen to give away so I hope I get lucky on this one!!

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  17. Congrats on your blogiversary!! And thanks for such a great giveaway, the fabrics are gorgeous!!

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  18. I love those fabrics.....and thanks for such a great giveaway and Congrats...

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  19. Are you sure it's only been a year Paulette? You are a pro!

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  20. Gosh - your post sounds just like mine did when I was a newbie Blogger! Don't we have fun??? And we didn't think we could actually DO it, did we?

    Thanks for dropping by MY blog, and throw my name into the Giveaway pot. MOre is always better! 8-))

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  21. Isn't it fun to have friends from Australia and Finland and Italy? Blogging is so much fun! Happy 1 year. I would love to win your wonderful fabric.

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  22. Hey, Congratulations!
    Your blog is lovely & I love your beautiful quilts.
    Thanks for the chance.

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  23. HI Paulette,
    Congratulations on your first blog anniversary. Like you, I remember my first tentative steps as a blogger- My husband has a blog and he would help me when I would get stuck. Now, over a year later, I have met so many terrific people, like yourself, who share my love of quilting. Thanks for sharing your life and love of craft. May you continue to enjoy your blogging experience.
    Thanks for the opportunity for your lovely giveaway. I have been a follower for quite awhile now.
    Warmest regards,
    Anna

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  24. I always enjoy reading your blog, you are so full of energy and making wonderful things, it is an inspiration to get myself motivated. Love the fabrics, can picture a quilt with those in it.

    Debbie

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  25. Congratulations Paulette. The time passes extremely quickly doesn't it and blogging is so much fun as you say. All the best for many more anniversaries.

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  26. Congratulations! I really love to read your posts and to see all the lovely creations you do! Thanks for the lovely give away!
    Be blessed!

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  27. Hi Paulette,
    I don't want to enter your giveaway because I just found your blog - but wanted to say:
    Congratulations on your blog-o-versary! May there come many more.
    Julia

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  28. Happy Blogiversary. I'm not sure if I should enter the giveaway though, cos you might get the fabric (oh and your feet)wet while you're wheeling it over to me! OK, I've thought about it, and I'm prepared to take that chance so please count me in!

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  29. Happy blogiversary Paulette...and congratulations, I always love visiting your blog....lots of inspiration here in your part of cyber space...keep it coming...

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  30. I cant believe that you have been blogging for only a year - it seems like a few since we first met via blogland. I really enjoy reading your posts - full of info and inspiration, and thanks for being a great blogging friend.

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  31. Happy blog-versary! It's fantastic how blogging brings the far-flung quilting community closer and we get to meet amazing people! And make better quilts as a bonus.

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  32. Congratulations Paulette. This blogging does extend one's knowledge of the computer and how to use it more creatively. The ideas, advice and tutoring provided so generously by so many. Yours was one of the first blogs that I started following and I still look forward to getting up in the morning and seeing what you have found for us overnight. It is a lovely way to start the day. Thank you.

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  33. Congratulations on a year of blogging! I too have learned lots from blogging and made marvelous friends. I do follow your blog. Looking forward to becoming a blogging friend.

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  34. Congratulations Paullette.....I discovered your blog last year just before your trek south.....I am enjoyed your vacation almost as much as you.....you always have a fun way of doing and seeing things....many thanks...

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  35. Oh....Congratulation for the blog anniversary! :)
    God bless you!
    Hugs, Nina.

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  36. Happy blogiversary. I do follow you, but on bloglines, and not on blogger.

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  37. Happy Blog anniversary-I learned to use the computer as well, with my blogging-lol
    I have been reading you for some time now, but now am a follower too.
    would love to win, so put me down. Happy Sunday

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  38. Happy one year anniversary!! I sure do enjoy reading your bog!!

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  39. Gorgeous fabric Paulette--Happy Anniversary!

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  40. Congratulations Paulette! Love the fabric! Thanks for the giveaway! :0)

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  41. Congrats on the milestone. It sounds so familiar about learning to navigate all these systems. I used to be so computer savvy, not so much anymore! I think my goal next year will be to start my blog. It will be therapuetic if nothing else.

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  42. I have so enjoyed reading your blog ever since you posted about my white enamel pots! Glad we have become bloggy friends!!

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  43. Hi Paulette!
    I started lurking your blog when I found it Jan 3! You are living the life I aspire to, 3 mths in warm climates in an rv! I have been using your follower list to follower other blogs, thank you for that
    Because of you, I also just started blogging last week!
    Hope to get as good at this as you!
    Thank you and please add my name to the draw..
    Leslie

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  44. Congratulations on your -1- year of blogging!! I love checking your blog every day - you always have something interesting to talk about not to mention a heads up on other things going on with other bloggers and I just love your pictures!!!:) Please enter my name in the drawing and keep up the great work Paulette!!

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  45. Your blog is wonderful. I can't believe you have only been doing this for a year. Thanks for the chance to win these lovely fabrics.

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  46. Yes, Congratulations on your 1 yr. anniversary and your Blog is wonderful and I am envious. Maybe I could borrow your husband to give me some lessons on making my blog more appealing. I do not post everyday but definitely read my Blogging Friends' posts daily. Your blog is an inspiration to all of us in Blog Land. Oh I entered your give away on another post. May your give away find its way to my doorstep. Thanks

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  47. I've become a 'follower' however I've been 'following' you since your first post. :-) I love to visit with you.

    Happy anniversary!!!!

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  48. Lovely give-away Paulette...and congratulations on your year of blogging!

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  49. Hi Paulette
    Love your blog and read it everyday. Well done on your anniversary. As a primary school teacher, soon to retire, I look forward to an action packed retirement like yours. i feel an affinity - especially as my son is desperate to visit Vancouver when he finishes uni. Keep up the good work, and what a super give away.

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  50. a year goes by fast doesn't it. love your blog and read every post. most times you get me in trouble, cause me to go shopping.

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  51. Congrats Paulette!! I've thoroughly enjoyed getting to know you through the quilting blog world.

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  52. Great fabric....can I get the wheelbarrow with the flowers too?? Congrats on your blogiversary...blogland is wonderful!

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  53. woo-hoo congrats on your blogiversary! Thanks for such a sweet giveaway. It has been fun following your blog :-)

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  54. Congratulations! We started our blogs near the same time period. WooHoo!

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  55. I'm a new follower...congrats on your anniversary! I'd love to win your fab fabrics! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  56. Oh Paulette, it's great being a blogging friend and we love you too!

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  57. Yeah!!! Happy anniversary!! Has it been one year already? I love your blog. It is so inspiring!!! I've been a follower for a while now, and have really enjoyed it! Thanks for the wonderful giveaway! If I win, i'll be on holidays next week. So don't skip over me if I don't reply right away!!
    Hugs. Ariane

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  58. Congratulations on your blog-anniversary! You picked very pretty fabric for the giveaway! I love the inspirational quilts you make!

    Happy sewing!

    Zlaty

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  59. Congrat's on your blogversary... don't you feel like the commercial "you've come a long way Baby...

    thanks for a chance at your generous giveaway.

    jleibfried@aol.com

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  60. Hey Paulette! Congrats on your blogiversary - I'll happily throw my hat into your lovely giveaway - thanks! I'm so happy we've met through blogging (you won my first ever giveaway!) and heck, I've even met your sister through your blogging and she didn't even know you had a blog, hehe that was the best. Here's to another great year of technological advancements, wonderful quilts and quilt shop dispatches from afar.

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  61. ohhh those fat quarters are delish, thanks for a great giveaway and by the way...CONGRATS!

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  62. I love reading your blog and we are almost neighbours. Thanks for the chance.

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  63. Have been enjoying your blog from my neck of the woods (near Washington DC). Happy week to you!
    nsue21702 at gmail dot com

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  64. Congratulations on your year of blogging! Your fabrics for the giveaway are cute, so I need to be in the running to win. Sign me up!

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  65. Congrats!
    Love ME some spotty goodness!

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  66. Hi Paulette.... I became aware of you being in blog land last winter when you joined the Wool Crazy Sewing Blog. I enjoyed reading your post and then would run into you on someone else's blog I had dropped in on. I recently saw you on several blogs I read often and thought I need to check her blog and see what's going on with her, sounds like she likes the same stuff as me. :) So I did and here I am... tada! I live in the USA in California and also a quilter. My name is Penne and I am glad to meet you. :) Have a great day.

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  67. congrats for bloging one year!
    im at the same point my self
    thanks for the great giveaway
    and i love that new quilt you made out of mens shirts
    take care

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  68. Congrats in your blogiversary!!!!, I'm glad I've found you, I did a little while ago!!!, the fabrics you're giving away are so cute, thank you for sharing

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  69. Happy one year blogiversary! Here's to another year ;o)

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