Saturday, 13 April 2013

1st Blogaversary, catching up and a give away.

Wednesday was the first anniversary of starting my blog. Unfortunately due to a problem with all the joints of my right arm I have been unable to do anything much for the last few days. Basically all my joints are red,swollen and very painful as a result of an acute episode of rheumatoid arthritis. However a birthday needs to be celebrated so I'm taking this very slowly and typing with my left hand only.

Little did I know 1 year ago that starting my blog would be so much fun or that it would make me get back into all my craft activities. I think my family, especially my dear husband John thought it was a fad that would go away after a few days or months at the most. But here I am one year on having made lots of friends in blogland, meet one of those friends in person and made lots of lovely things. Why would I want to stop?

As I haven't been able to sew anything I decided to show you four more blocks from the Votes for Women BOW at Grandmother's Choice. I'm really enjoying this BOW although I am always playing catch up.




So as it's my blogaversary I said I had a give away. I am offering these three fat quarters.



This give away is open to anyone and I will mail internationally. To enter;

1. Leave a comment on this post telling why you started your blog. If you don't have a blog then tell me what you like to read on a blog. 

2. If you are a follower leave another comment for a second chance.

The give away will remain open for one week until 11.59 p.m. (GMT) Saturday 20th April  

I'm linking this post with Connie at Freemotion by the river. Go and see what folks have been up to this week. There is always lots of quilt eye candy and ideas.

I'm not sure if I will be able to do much sewing or anything for a little while but I will be taking part in the April showers hop on Tuesday 16th April. Come back then for another give away.

Have a good weekend and I hope you get some time for sewing.

Lyndsey

75 comments:

  1. No blog for me. I enjoy following others but don't have the desire to write one of my own. I hope you are on the mend quickly!

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  2. I am a follower and looking forward to seeing what you have to share on Tuesday.

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  3. Congratulations!
    I don't have a blog either but I enjoy seeing what others are producing - I like lots of pictures!!

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  4. I started blogging to show off my digital scrapbooking, but am slowly converting to quilting. :)

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  5. I follow you with bloglovin

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  6. First I hope your arm is soon better,no fun being in pain and incapacitated .
    With a love of crafting and sewing ,(quilts at the mo),I started my blog to find people with the same interests.It great seeing other people's handiwork.
    Lovely giveaway thanks for the chance.

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  7. Hi Lyndsey, Congratulation on your blog anniversary. I don't have my own blog at this time but who knows, I may change my mind in the future. I've only been reading blogs since Nov/Dec 2012 so I'm still learning about this stuff.

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  8. I have been a happy follower.

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  9. My daughter-in-law told me about blogging. I didn't even know what it was 3 years ago!! lol
    She thought it would be a way for me to sell my quilts...lol; we are all quilters. But I have had so much more fun since I started. And learning immensely!!!

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  10. I am a follower via bloglovin

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  11. I used to have a blog. I started it to keep up with friends & family who was allways after me to see what I made and to take pictures of the items. Well after about a year I didn't have any time to even mess with it. So it has been totally dead now since 2010. And I have even less time now...So I think It is dead for good.

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  12. Firstly, this follower wishes you a happy blogiversary!

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  13. I started blogging because a friend had just started blogging and it looked like fun!

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  14. Hi Lyndsey. I am so sorry about your hand. It is hard not being able to use your hands the way you want to so I hope it gets better very soon.
    Happy blog anniversary! I don't have a blog, but I like to read about what people are making and seeing their items so I like lots of pictures. I like seeing all the new things people are making and I get lots of ideas from them. Thank you so much for the giveaway.

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  15. I am a follower through GFC and Bloglovin.

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  16. Happy Blog Anniversary,I started my blog to document the progress of my cancer quilt. So sorry about your flair up. Love your blog I always check in when I see you have posted.

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  17. I am a follower on Google Friends Connect and Bloglovin

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  18. Happy Blogaversary! I don't have a blog but am getting closer to convincing myself that I really need to start one. I enjoy reading blogs to learn about what others are creating and getting inspiration from so many talented people.

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  19. Congratulations on your first year! Sorry to read about the arthritis.
    I started my blog to learn and interact with others that enjoy quilting/sewing :)

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  20. I've been following for quite some time :D
    Thank you for the chance.

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  21. congrats on one year. i blog to keep me quilting! have learned so much and have made so many great friends.

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  22. i have been following you for a while

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  23. Congrats on your one year blogiversary Lyndsey!! I sure hope your joints are feeling better, that has to be so painful, does weather seem to affect them? I don't remember how we found each other but I always enjoy your blog.

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  24. I started my blog because I had a friend who said I should start one. I started my blog before I started quilting and was learning how to sew, and I had shared a lot of stuff about cake decorating and aprons, now it is mostly quilting with some cake decorating.
    missysaprons@gmail.com

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  25. I follow you? missysaprons@gmail.com

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  26. Hi Lyndsey:

    I would like to participate!

    I started my blog to approach to the patchwork, because in my country is not popular as in Europe or the United States ... I love my blog! has given me a lot of happiness.

    Sorry about your arm, hope you feel better!!!

    Scarlett

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  27. Beautiful FQs!
    I started my blog to act as a journal, in a way, of my projects. Little did I know what a wonderful world I was entering, full of beautiful creativity!

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  28. I started a blog as a way to keep track of what i was stitching. Hope you are feeling better.

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  29. I just becane a follower. Cute dog on your header.

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  30. I started my blog to document the things I make as most are gifted. I love to see process blogs and tutorials; I would not have the patience myself to stop and photograph every step!

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  31. Love your Blog! Happy Blogaversary

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  32. Happy blogoversary. I do have a blog but its more or less a reading/reviewing blog. I do so love to quilt but with a lot of work it has taken a step aside for the moment. However I love to follow the blogs and also get new ideas. I want to do a nine patch quilt top for a baby girl soon.

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  33. Happy blog birthday! How exciting. I am a follower!

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  34. I don't blog but I love to read about what everyone is doing. Congratulations on your anniversary. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  35. I don't write a blog, but love to read them. I like ones that blog most days, but not necessarily every day. I like to see lots of pictures and tutorials. Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity on the draw.
    bonnielarson58@gmail.com

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  36. I am a reader of blogs, but do not have a blog of my own. I like to read them because I am a snooper. Love to see what other people are doing, and getting ideas from them. Congratulations on your first year, and I hope your arthritis gets better soon. Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway.

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  37. I don't have a blog of my own but I mostly enjoy getting ideas from other bloggers for quilts and generally keeping up with what is happening in the quilting world through them! After a few years you really get to know the blogging community and they all become friends!

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  38. Lindsey, CONGRATS on your one year blogaversary! I read blogs to look at other people's work, to learn new techniques and see new projects from the tutorials, and some I read because the writer has interesting observations to make!

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  39. I am a happy regular follower of your blog.

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  40. I started a blog to keep track of my projects and grand kids.

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  41. I started to set up a blog but I was becoming so confused I decided not to finish setting it up. Thanks for the giveaway and happy blogaversary.

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  42. I'm a new follower and I found you by way of the mug rug hop.

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  43. I don't have a blog but so enjoy reading other's. I've learned so many new tricks and tips. Plus I've gotten a lot of inspiration from all the creativity out there. The tutorials that bloggers have put together have been so helpful, and the generosity of the crafting community is unbelievable.

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  44. I don't have a blog (too busy here!) but I love seeing what other people create. it inspires me.

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  45. LOVE YOUR BLOG!
    LOVE BLOGS THAT CONTAIN LOTS OF HINTS,TIPS,PHOTOS!
    THANKS FOR SHARING A LOVELY GIVEAWAY!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  46. HAPPY TO FOLLOW YOU VIA BLOG LOVIN'!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  47. I started blogging last June. We had a ladies night at the chruch one night and a friend that I haven't seen for quite a few years brought a quilt and she was showing a quilt and telling us about blogging. I am not much into facebook althought I do go on it but mostly to see pictures of my grandkids and so forth but don't really care to post. This was more up my alley and I just love it. I have learned so much and have done so much with this blog. My friend and I hang out all the time now and we are having so much fun. We even went on a bus trip last summer and spent the whole week laughing and having a great time. Blogging does bring people together. I am so amazed to be talking to people from around all the world. Thanks for having a give away.

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  48. I started blogging because I'm still rather shy and I love making things, but sometimes I have trouble 'tooting my own horn'. So this way I can share and just be 'look I made this' without the tooting.

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  49. I don't have a blog, but I enjoy seeing new tutorials and new designs for quilting. I also like to see what everyone is making. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  50. I don't have a blog but tutorials are always much appreciated. It's always wonderful to see what others have created.

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  51. I started my blog because I wanted to have a way to chronicle my quilting journey, and make friends in the online community.

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  52. I am a new follower. I look forward to getting to know you.

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  53. Don't have a blog...but soooo love followin' along...so many things you all share! Love the Tutorials!! Am pretty new to the Quilty World....have learned many things from different tutorials. :)

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  54. I haven't started a blog yet. Not enough time due to work and other chores that take up most of my free time. Hope you are feeling better.
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  55. gfc follower: nicolesender
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  56. I started my blog about three years ago because I wanted to participate in a swap and you had to have a blog for that swap. I can't even remember what it was now :) Congratulations on one year of blogging. I hope your arthritis clears up soon.

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  57. I don't have a blog, but I love to read blog posts. I like to read about new ideas and always love the chance to win a giveaway.

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  58. I love to read blog posts for the new ideas and inspirations and of course the giveaways! lol Thanks for the chance. vickise at gmail dot com

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  59. I am a follower. Thanks again! vickise at gmail dot com

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  60. I love to follow you ladies that quilt, embroider and sew.
    smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

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  61. I am also a follower on bloglovin.
    smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

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  62. I like to see what projects others are working on. I'm nosy like that and it keeps me inspired to work on my own projects. I've learned a lot from tutorials and tips bloggers share. Congratulations on your 1st blogaversary.

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  63. One year 3 months I learn so much following quilting blogs

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