2/23/12

1,000 Posts and a Giveaway!



Well, I'm happy to say that I'm embarrassed to say that I'm celebrating my 1,000th post!  I don't know if it's something to celebrate, or if it's simply a monument to my verbosity.

When I started this blog, I just wanted to participate in Design Wall Monday . . . and yet, here I am less than two years and 1,000 posts later.  Wow.  You have all been incredibly supportive in your comments about my sewing, my cooking, my photography, and my mindless musings.  Honestly, I have met the nicest people in Blogland.  You all deserve a giveaway after all of that!  So, here it is:


I'm giving away five fat quarters from Amy Butler's "Cherry Sky" line.  These are so bright and cheery that I couldn't resist them.  So what do you have to do to win?

1.  Followers only this time.  Since this is a party for all of you who have encouraged me along the way, I'm making that a prerequisite.  New or old . . . just be a follower first.

2.  Leave a comment and tell me where you were born:  city, state, and country if you're outside the United States.  I'll tally it all up and tell you the results when I announce the winner on Leap Day, February 29th, 2012, sometime after 5:00 p.m. (Pacific).  One comment per person only, please.

Thank you, thank you, thank you again for reading.  You are the best!

109 comments from savvy and entertaining friends:

Colleen said...

Congrats! I am a faithful follower! I was born on the Naval base in Pensacola, FL as my Dad was in the navy at the time.

sunny said...

My, you are verbose! Born and raised in Rapid City, SD.

Laura said...

Congrats on 1,000! I'm an army brat born in Colorado Springs, CO.

Kathy MacKie said...

I am a follower and I was born in Turtleford, Saskatchewan, Canada

Gill said...

Congratulations Barbara!
I was born in the UK about 2 miles from where I live now!!

Snoodles said...

Perhaps you are only loquacious....not verbose. Never pompous. Always worth reading. Heehee! Richmond, Virgina, the capitol of the Confederacy. I guess that makes me infamous. LOL

Brita said...

Of course, I follow! I could never miss out on the antics of George and Gracie. Oh, yes, and your words of wisdom and fun :-)
I was born in Fitchburg, Mass., but I've been a Southern gal since the 4th grade, from coast to coast.

Loretta said...

Congratulations Barbara on your 1000 post...what an accomplishment in two years! I am a happy follower and I was born in Mansfield LA

Vroomans' Quilts said...
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Vroomans' Quilts said...

Oh - born in Albany NY USA

Linda said...

CONGRATS !!!
HAPPY TO FOLLOW YOU VIA BLOGLOVIN' !
THANKS FOR SHARING!

msstitcher1214@yahoo.com

Linda said...

BORN IN KANSAS, USA!

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sew.darn.quilt said...

I was born in Hemer, Germany.

Carolyn

My Sister Made Me Do It said...
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My Sister Made Me Do It said...

Native of New Mexico, USA!

Linda Coleman said...
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Linda Coleman said...

I was born in Shepherds Bush, London, UK

Mrs.Pickles said...

congrats on 1000!!! WOW! I am a faithful follower that is very happy that you have a lot to say since I enjoy reading it!! I was born in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

arlette said...

Congrats in your 1000 posts!!!, way to go!!!!!, I have been your follower from a little while now. I was born in Alajuela, Costa Rica

Gwen said...

1000 posts!! That's great!! Congratulations! :-) I am an old follower! ;-) I was born in Foley, Alabama-- near the Gulf of Mexico.

iluvmybugs said...

Wow...1000 posts...Congrats!!!
I'm already a follower...look forward to the next 1000 posts :)
~Terry~

Sarah said...

I've been following you on Google Reader for some time but added myself to your followers list as well. I was born in Warsaw, NY, USA.

Cathy said...

Congrats on 1000 posts. That is fantastic. I am a follower. I was born in Wyandotte, Michigan more than a few years ago..lol
Hugs

KrisD said...

1000 Posts! Congrats! Makes me think of my Pride & Prejudice movie "You have something to say. And I'm not opposed to hearing it." -Mr. Bennett to Mrs. Bennett
Born in Manchester, CT.

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Hilachas said...

I was born in a small town in New Mexico, USA, that most people in New Mexico have not even heard of: Hondo, New Mexico, USA.
Thanks for the opportunity to win your giveaway and congratulations on 1000 posts.

Charlene S said...

I was born in Erath, Louisiana.

Lynda Halliger-Otvos said...

As your First Follower, I must ask, why are others leaving two comments ?~! One with the fact that we follow and the other with a city state and country, ostensibly where we stepped into our current bodies.

Recollections include the post where Mike planned the brickwork for the greenhouse walkway/landing ?~! The minor (ha~!) problems with the motor home as you journeyed made for good reading; we vicariously plied the southern deserts meeting many different species of flora and fauna along the way. Your blog is a source of solidity and constancy, not to mention the Incredible quilts you build and share with us week after week... Yours must be my favorite blog by now. Thanks for writing and keeping it so well.

St Paul Minnesota

heartsease54 said...

Congrats on 1000! I, of course, am a follower. Born in Conrad, Montana in the US of A. I got my binding tool (very fast service,too), have used it. How did I ever live without it? It is simply the best tool next to my ruler & rotary cutter ever. Thanks for the tutorial or I never would have found out about it.

Samantha said...

Congratulations on your 1000th post! I am a follower.

I was born in Lebanon, Oregon and lived there and didn't really leave good ol' Lebanon other than once to California, once to Canada and once to Idaho for camping trips. Once I got married I've been a few more places and lived in a few different places. Once we got here, to Western Washington I told hubby I wasn't moving again! :)

Sallie said...

Congratulations! I'm a follower.

hueisei said...

Congrats on 1000 posts!! I'm a follower and I was born in Perak, Malaysia.

Kirsty said...

1000! That's awesome. Congratulations. My furry friends and I enjoy your posts and the regular updates about your furry friends. I was born, raised, and continue to live (recent earthquakes not withstanding!) in Christchurch, New Zealand. Its fun to see all the different places your followers come from, a great geography lesson. All the best.

Kate said...

Congratulations!!! I am a follower. I was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. This is a fab give away - thanks for the opportunity to enter.

SoozeM said...

Congrats on reaching 1000 posts, that's incredible!! I am a follower!

SoozeM said...

I was born in Hamilton, Victoria, Australia.

Laura said...

I love your blog and have followed you for quite some time. Congratulations on your 1000th post.

Laura said...

I was born in Houston, Texas. I have lived in Texas all my life.

Missy Shay said...

I love that material! I was born in Lubbock, TX and now live in the DFW area.
missysaprons@yahoo.com

Rachel said...

Congrats! I am a follower and I was born in Los Angeles, California!

Jo said...

Wow 1000 posts!!! Congrats! I am lucky to get in one every few months. I was born in New London, Connecticut.

Diane Wild said...

Wow, 1,000 posts. Congrats. I'm glad I found you. I was born in Pine River, Minnesota but never lived there. We lived in a shack about 30 miles from there. Lucky mom made it to Pine River.

Kristy QP said...

Wow! Congratulations on 1000 posts! :)

I was born in Sydney, NSW, Australia.

Teresa in Music City said...

Oh my! All that lovely fabric just for doing something we love to do? Yummy! I was born in Baltimore, Maryland, and my father and a few cousins still live there, but I don't get to visit very often. Every time I talk to him on the phone though, I immediately pick back up that northern accent and keep it for a few days :)

Jennifer Gail said...

Yay for you. Ya know I follow.

Catskill Quilter said...

I am a happy regular follower of your blog - 1000 is quite a triumph! I was born in Bridgeport, Ct.

B Greene said...

I am a happy follower. I was born in Fort Worth, Texas, but only lived there for four months :-(

PJ said...

Oh my! WOW! Congratulations on 1000 posts. I'm a follower.

Chiska said...

Congrats! Missoula, MT

JustPam said...

I am a follower. I was born in Sewickley, PA.

Lee said...

Congrats to you - that is a lot of writing! :) I was born in Detroit, Michigan.

Sandi P said...

Tried to post and I don't think it went through, but if it shows up later please delete one

Congratulations on your 1000th post. I really enjoy reading about all your adventures and seeing your quilts.
I was born in Wetumpka, AL - right in the Heart of Dixie just a little north of Montgomery, AL which was the original capitol of the Confederacy (That was for Snoodles - LOL)

Andra Gayle said...

Wow! 1000 is great!
I was born in Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA -yes, where the atomic bomb was invented. Nice little town in the mountains that just recently ( a few years ago) was partly destroyed by fire and has never looked the same again.

Cecilia said...

Congratulations on the 1,000 posts! I am a follower and I was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I only lived there a year and have spent the rest of my life in Florida and Georgia. I enjoy your blog.:-)

yorkie mom said...

I'm a follower!

yorkie mom said...

Congratulations! I enjoy your blog. I was born and raised in Iron River, Michigan. A small but great place to be from!

jmniffer said...

I think 1,000 posts is a milestone to be celebrated...thanks for doing so by offering a giveaway.

I am a happy Cat Patches follower.

I was born in Fargo, North Dakota.

Thanks for the chance.

Judee said...

Verbosity is a good thing. At least in your case:) I am a follower who was born in Lewiston, Maine.

Peggy said...

I'm already a follower - love your blog.
I was born in Memphis, TN. I've lived in the south all my life and currently live in (mostly) sunny Florida.
Peggy
peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

http://keepminstitches-peggy.blogspot.com

hafza said...

I'm already a happy follower that always read every post you have but lazy enough to write at the comment...but different for this round because I just love your giveaway!! Congratulations Barbara.

hafza said...

Oh..I've born and live in Malaysia.
Thanks for the great giveaway!! Congratulations Barbara!

MaryBeth said...

Congratulations on your momentous post! I'm a follower and thank you for the giveaway.

MaryBeth said...

I was born in Salem, Ohio, USA.

Janet said...

1000 posts--amazing!! I broke 200 finally--lol. Congratulations!! I am a regular follower. I was born in Miller, South Dakota, USA.

Vickie said...

Mesa Arizona USA

Melissa @ Sew BitterSweet Designs said...
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Melissa @ Sew BitterSweet Designs said...

I am a follower - congratulations! I was born in Burlingame, CA

Janet said...

I'm a follower. I live in Carcross, Yukon Territory, Canada.

Irina said...

1000!!! wow! you have a lot to show us so soon it'll be 2000!
I was born in Barcelona, Spain.

Mhairi said...

I was born in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.
The hospital I was born in is now an apartment block!
I am a follower.

Mhairi said...

I was born in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.
The hospital I was born in is now an apartment block!
I am a follower.

Nancy said...

I am a follower...I was born in St Louis, Missouri ... 27 years later I gave birth to our second daughter in the same hospital...

Congrats on 1000 posts...That is quite an accomplishment...

free indeed said...

I just became a follower although I've been following via email for a while. I don't follow that google reader as faithfully as I should I guess. I'd rather have my updates come by email, that way I don't miss anything :)

free indeed said...

Born in Madawaska, Maine in a nursing home. For two years that facility had a nursery. Can you imagine? Cradle to the grave literally....we babies must have brought lots of smiles to those old folks who wondered down the hall to see the new little ones...

linny said...

I am a follower by email, hope that counts.Congrats on 1000 posts.I was born in Sydney,New South Wales, Australia.
lyn.robyn.smith@gmail.com

Margaret said...
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Margaret said...

I was born in Leslie, Michigan in 1956. In the elevator on the way to the delivery room. My mom said I was in such a hurry to get out I couldn't wait ten more minutes.

Teresa said...

WOW! 1000 posts! Congrats!
I'm a follower and I was born in Hemet, California. Thanks for the giveaway.

Sand and Sunshine said...

Congrats! What a great accomplishment. I was born in Tampa, FL.

Judith said...

Congratulations! I was born in Santa Ana, California. Thanks for the chance to win that lovely fabric.

Judith said...

I forgot to say I am a follower, sorry.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Congrats! We'll just call you chatty cat ; ) I was born in Greenville, Texas. I never lived there. My parents lived in the Dallas area at the time. I miss Texas!

SJSM said...

I follow by email. I was born in Springfield, MO.

Marcia W. said...

I am an Old follower.
Ocala, Florida

Sally James said...

Congratulations on 1000 posts. I am a follower and look forward to reading your posts every day. I was born in Taplow, England but now live just outside of Sydney, Australia.

AlessandraLace said...

I love your blog, your posts, and of course...your Gracie! :-)
I was born in Turin - Piemonte - Italy
hugs

robin said...

I'm a follower! Born in Valley City, North Dakota. :)

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I'm a follower. I was born in San Antonio, Texas, USA

justducky65 said...

I follow using my Google Reader, after all what is a day without reading the blogs?!

I was born in Natrona Heights, PA, one of four children and the only girl :)

Janet said...

I am back with my answer to the right question :) I was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Congratulations on your prolificness!

zospecial said...

I was born in Preston ID. Raised in neighboring town Weston and except for a few months chasing a fiance I've never left. Congratulations on your 1000th post. I love reading them and have never thought of them as especially verbose. :)

LethargicLass said...

I was born in Berlin, West Germany (my father was a diplomat)

Quilter In Paradise said...

I was born in St Louis Mo. I just love your blog - I get an email every day ( don't tell the boss but I read it at work, makes my day so much better! )
Keep up the good work
Beth in Dallas

KatieQ said...
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KatieQ said...

I think it's great that you have managed 1,000 posts in such a short time. I get so involved following other peoples' blogs that I forget to update my own.
I was born in Jamaica Hospital in Queens County, New York City. I'm glad you didn't ask for the year.

Carla G said...

I'm a follower! Congratulations on 1000 posts! I was born in Prince George, British Columbia, Canada. And I'm back living here! Thanks for a chance to win this lovely fabric! :)

Anne said...

I was born in West Memphis, Arkansas. Most of my dreams are set in that city and in the house I lived in until I married at age 20. Congratulations on reaching 1,000 posts!

Melinda said...

I was born in Exeter, California

Leah said...

Congrats! I was born Kamploops, BC Canada

Njeri said...

1000th post is a reason to celebrate! congrats. I was born in Nairobi, Kenya.

Lynn H said...

I'm a follower, I really enjoy your blog! I was born in Asheville NC.

Sher S. said...

Love your blog! I was born in Mojave California during a dust storm when my parents were trying to get to the hospital over 50 miles away. Ended up being born at an animal hospital. Oh well, I turned out ok. te he

SweetPepperRose said...

Congrats! I'm already a follower :)
Atlanta, GA

PJ said...

Seattle, WA
I'm a follower, I so enjoy your blog. Thanks for the giveaway!

desertskyquilts said...

I am a follower! You come right to my mailbox, so I don't miss any posts, though I'm sometimes slow to get there! I was born in Sacramento, California - a native!

stacey said...

It's so exciting to see others benefit from something you love, congrats on your 1000th post. I was born in Redwood City, California.

c said...

Major accomplishment

good for you

sherryberrybim said...

Just signed up as a follower. Congrats! I was born in Rochester, NY.