What a ride!
When I first started my blog (First official post (2/24/08)), I really wasn't 100% certain what this whole blogger.com was all about; it was simply a website shared by a coworker. Having been our school's webmaster, I figured I needed to try to 'keep up with the times' and finally jump on the band-wagon with all the blogging world.
I had just found Bonnie K. Hunter (Quiltville.com) in late 2007 while searching around for some quilting websites; I had just started getting into quilting as an obsessive hobby, so my first quilty post (4/11/08) included an overview/update of my quilting projects going on at the time (the whole TWO of them- LOL!) - Orange Crush and Carolina Crossroads. Two Bonnie projects! And then, a few days later (4/13/08), I updated my weekend accomplishments, which showed a new start (Oklahoma Crossroads), and my life of Startitis and UFOs was begun. :D Yup, I knew I had Bonnie to blame!
My first comment (Saturday, 4/12/08) was courtesy of AMANDA!!!!, who is still with me as a dedicated(?) blog reader today. :0) Right, Amanda? And then on Wednesday (4/15/08 - OC Update), Kathy (Kathy's Quilts), Linda (Living4Quilting), and Angela (soscrappy) joined my blogging world.
From then, SO MANY of you have commented with great advice, great support, and LOTS of humor! My blog reader has grown and is STILL growing, finding great blogs every week of amazing individuals out in the world. What an amazing time we live in when we can talk with anyone in the WORLD who has access to technology!
And of course, WHAT is a 1000 post without some form of giveaway?
While thinking about what I wanted to offer, I was reminded of my 2009 Pay it Forward year. Carol (Cornfield Quilter) paid me forward by offering to quilt my Perkiomen Daydreams quilt. This was before I had my own quilting frame set up, and her offer was GINORMOUSLY appreciated! Therefore, I'd like to offer this out to someone too!
So, my giveaway out to you is to offer my pantograph quilting services for any quilt (100"x100" limit). You supply the top and backing, and I'll supply the rest.
But then.....I had to included EVERYONE, and since some of my regular blog readers have their own quilting setup, I thought further.....
Who doesn't like fabric, right?????
"Prayer Flag" - by Moda
Therefore, the winner of this giveaway has A CHOICE!!!!
a) free pantograph quilting (100" x 100" limit) (USA residents only)
you supply the top and backing, I'll supply the rest. This option will open to you for a calendar year, so if you don't have the perfect quilt top finished yet, don't fret!.
b) Prayer Flag - Moda jelly roll (open to internationals)
The "rules" are very simple; just leave me a comment with your preference of options. Plus, I would LOVE to hear from you about your blogging world; what post # are you on? Beginner or veteran? I PROMISE I will visit your part of the blogging world; it's still summer vacation for me, so I have some time!!! :D
Thanks for reading and GOOD LUCK!
Winner will be chosen at the close of the Olympics, Sunday evening
ANN-MARIE #3 was randomly chosen as the winner!!! :0)