7/13/14

4th Blogiversary Celebration and Giveaway!

THE GIVEAWAY IS OVER. SORRY YOU MISSED IT. BUT PLEASE STICK AROUND!


Couldn't let my Fourth Blogiversary slip by without thanking you for all your support, kindness, helpful suggestions, witty comments, and valued friendship over the past four years. And just to show you I'm not kidding around with my undying gratitude, I'm here with a giveaway of these pretty fabrics:


This is a nine fat quarter bundle of Let's Play Dolls by Firetrail Designs for Andover Fabrics. Those bright colors ought to fit into your summertime sewing plans.

So here's what you need to do to win:

1. Leave me a comment. Any comment will do. If you're stuck for what to say, then tell me what your vacation plans are this summer.

2. Followers can win an extra chance by leaving a second comment telling me how you follow.

And that is it, my friends and neighbors! No hoops! I'm just so happy to have all of you as my bloggy buddies! I will ship anywhere in the universe, and so this giveaway is open to all citizens of Planet Earth and my readers from out of this world.

I'll leave this giveaway open until Friday, July 18th, when I'll choose a winner at random and make the grand announcement! Good luck!

250 comments from clever and witty friends:

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Podunk Pretties said...

Happy Blogiversary! Thanks for a chance to win those super cute fabrics.

Podunk Pretties said...

Long time follower

Nortiness said...

Happy Blogoversary!! :) Congrats on sticking it out 4 years! I've had my blog for a while and it's hard to remember to consistently post! :)

Nortiness said...

I follow you on FB! :)

Gill said...

Congratulations Barbara!
No holiday plans yet due to family illness

Gill said...

GFC follower !

mogsinc said...

Thanks for your blog. Our next holiday is we are coming to the USA! We will not be coming to Oregon though.

Lisa Marie said...

Congratulations on 4 years! I enjoy reading your posts and seeing your lovely projects. Love the giveaway fabrics, they would be perfect to make something for my niece! Thanks for the chance to win.

Lisa Marie said...

I follow via GFC.

Motherdragon's Musings said...

Happy 4th Blogoversersary, from one cat lover to another, I really enjoy reading your blog and look forward to reading your posts.

Motherdragon's Musings said...

I follow via email.

Ann Bassett said...

Happy Bloganniversary. I love your blog, especially when you let Smitty post. Looks like you are enjoying your time in Cali. Thanks for the giveaway.

gpc said...

Happy anniversary to one of my favorite bloggy friends. :)

gpc said...

I follow you everywhere. :)

charlotte said...

Happy blog anniversary. 4 years!! Those are such summery colors. Thanks for the chance to win.

charlotte said...

I follow you with GFC and Bloglovin'.

Bonnie58 said...

Congrats on the anniversary. I love your sense of humour on your blog and the discussions of Smitty's antics.Thanks so much for sharing.

delaineelliott said...

Congratulations on your blogiversary! And thank you for the generous giveaway!

Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

Bonnie58 said...

I'm an email follower. Happy Anniversary

delaineelliott said...

I follow by email.

Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

Sue said...

Congratulations on four years!

ana-ane said...

Felicidades Barbara,por esos cuatro años, contigo y tu blog he aprendido
mucho, (ya he comprado los patrones del girasol y los pensamientos).

Mis vacaciones se aplazan a Setiembre, iré donde quiera mi hija, mi marido se queda en casa cuidando cuatro perros y un gato.

ana-ane

Linda M @ Pieceful Kingdom said...

Congratulations on four years! I love to read about your quilting (and other) adventures and I love reading about your cats!

Frog Quilter said...

Going to Scotland for two weeks real soon.

Linda said...

I follow your blog

Linda said...

My dog Zeus sends greetings to your cats. Love the looks of the giveaway fabrics.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Happy Blogiversary. Love your blogs and you always have pictures of the scenery from where you live, so this poor Oregon girl who is now living in the midwest does not get quite so homesick.

Dasha said...

Happy Blogaversary Barbara. Thanks for all the giggles you have given me since I started following you. Those fabrics are very cute!

Dasha said...

And I follow you through Blogger

Dana Gaffney said...

Congrats on 4 years! I can't imagine not getting up in the morning and reading your posts, so thank you, you're my morning coffee friend :)

Dana Gaffney said...

I follow you through google and bloglovin.

Quilting Tangent said...

Happy 4th Blogiversary!
24Tangent@gmail.com

Quilting Tangent said...

Following on bloglovin'.
24Tangent@gmail.com

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

I am a follower via e-mail.

JoyceLM said...

Happy blogiversary. I plan to make lots of donation baby quilts this summer, so I'd love to win the pretty FQ bundle. Thanks.

JoyceLM said...

I'm a follower with Bloglovin'. Thanks again.

Carol said...

Happy Blogaversary! 4 years is amazing! I follow you around on Bloglovin.

Margaret said...

Congratulations! I love your blog. We went camping with my kids and grand kids for a week last month. Hoping to go again in august but we have five weddings to attend in the next six weeks so not sure how that will work out.

Margaret said...

I follow by bloglovin and e-mail.

Betsy said...

Congratulations. I follow you with bliglovin

Betsy said...

I went to Alaska this summer in celebration of our 25 th wedding anniversary

Patricia Lines said...

Thanks so much for blogging! I read your blog all the time and really enjoy it. You bring many smiles to my days. You are one of my favorites!

Patricia Lines said...

I follow you with GFC, Bloglovin & Feedly. Thanks for the giveaway.

Valerie Reynolds said...

Four years and still going strong! Congrats!! And man, thanks for the chance to win such pretty fabric!
Going on a vacation to the mountains with our kids and grandson!!

Margaret said...

Happy Blogiversary. No plans for the summer except sewing. Love that fabric

Margaret said...

I follow you by email

Valerie Reynolds said...

Andddd...I a happy GFC follower and I have ya right on my blogroll so not to miss a post.

yorkie mom said...

Happy Blogiversary! I really enjoy your blog. I'm a follower.

Shari said...

Happy Blogiversary! Summer vacation this year was in February, since that's summer in Australia and New Zealand.

Linda Hodges said...

I just found you online! Happy blogversary! I love the fabric as my vacation this year was visiting little grandchildren and I love sewing for them!
Lsh@gvtc.com

Needled Mom said...

Happy blogaversary! I have enjoyed your journey - both your quilting AND your real trips.

Needled Mom said...

I am a GFC follower.

allison pogany said...

no vacation plans, but i'm working on a quilt for my brother and his cat. the cat has been picking out colors and patterns (we've been giving him choices)!
allisonpogany@gmail.com

Claire said...

I'm a thinkin' this fabric invitation will make extraterrestrial life show their faces! Happy Blogaversary!

Lisa Cox said...

Happy Blogoversary!!!
We don't have any vacation plans this year. No money to go blow somewhere else, so we're staying home and trying to get rid of some stuff. LOL

Sherry said...

Happy Blogiversary to you, Happy Blogiversary to you, Happy Blogiversary dear Barbara, Smitty and Gracie, Happy Blogiversary to you!!! Looking forward to reading lots of delightful post from the three of you in the coming year.

Lisa Cox said...

I follow via GFC, Bloglovin, and email.

Teresa in Music City said...

Happy Blogiversary!!!! Your blog is always one of the first I read :)

Teresa in Music City said...

Happy follower through GFC and Facebook :)

monica sisk said...

Happy Blogerversiary!! I enjoy following your adventures very much. I hope that there are many more successful years in your future.

just in case: m3reyna at gmail dot com

Joyce said...

I am I follow your newsletter.

OhioLori said...

Happy #4 Blogiversary!!! Keep em comin!! Looove your Blog!!

This Summer I am teaching my 7 yr old Grangirlie to SEW!!! Not sure which of us in MORE Excited!! lol

Joyce said...

I am sewing my stash this summer- well maybe. I am also getting ideas ready as to what I will teach in my fiber arts class at my middle school next fall. I get to play one period a day and teach sewing, embroidery and crocheting. It should be fun.

OhioLori said...

I am following You thru Bloglovin!!!

Charmed Life said...

Happy Anniversary. Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway-those colors are luscious and VERY summery. No summer plans for me...just a bit of relaxing in the sun!

Charmed Life said...

I follow your blog through and RSS feed on Newsblur

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I loved that photo of your toes (painted no less) in the sand! Happy Anniversary

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I follow thru GFC

Kate said...

Happy blogiversary! Autocorrect wants to make it blog overspray....interesting. My summer vacation plans are flying east to see my parents and in laws....not that exciting.

Jeanie said...

Happy 4th and many more! I get lots of fun and inspiration from your blog. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Kate said...

And I'm a Feedly follower. (And Facebook.)

Jeanie said...

I'm a longtime follower through Bloglovin and GFC. Keep up the great work!

Sher S. said...

Congrats!!! WOW!!! 4 years, it seems like yesterday you just started. Love reading all you have to say and have learned many things. Great giveaway too.

Sher S. said...

I follow you on FB and Bloglovin'

Vicki W said...

Congratulations on your blogiversary! I love visiting to see what you are up to.

Nita said...

Congratulations on being four years old! I enjoy the variety of posts, from gardening and the latest Smitty adventures to the profusion of quilts you make. Cheers for many more!

Nita said...

I am a long time follower :)

Patrica said...

Happy Blogaversary Barbara! I always enjoy visiting the ranch.

Shauna said...

Happy Blogaverary!!!! I don't have any vacation plans this year...spent my money on a new sewing machine

Shauna said...

I follow you with bloglovin

Patrica said...

I'm a long time follower through my Blogger reader.

Sandra said...

Celebrate! What a great way to help with your 4th blogiversary. Such lucious colors for a wonderful new summer quilt - for my bed upstairs. Thank you for giving all of us a chance to win these. Yes, I really like to see a nice squishy package waiting for me in my mailbox.

Sandi Timmons
sandit1@sbcglobal.net

Sandra said...

I always look forward to your blog thru emails. Just love the name of your blog. I totally enjoy my cat that is going on 18 years now.

Sandi Timmons
sandit1@sbcglobal.net

Vicki H said...

Happy Blogversary! I hope to go up north to MN in August.

Barb H said...

Happy Blogaversary! And to Smitty too! Love, Love, Love those fabrics!

Vicki H said...

I have been following with GFC.

Quilting Momma said...

Happy Blogiversary! Exciting! Summer plans for us is holidays of "Porcha-back-yarda"! Though we do plan a couple of day trips! Thanks for the chance!

Quilting Momma said...

I've been a longtime follower and ready you daily on my Kobo Arc -- except I don't know how to add you on that platform, so you are bookmarked! Thanks for keeping us motivated!

Lou said...

Happy Blogiversary:)
Hello to Smitty and Gracie also:)

Lou said...

I follow you by email at louster388atyahodotcom:)
Esp love Smitty days:)

LethargicLass said...

four years and you don't look a day older :) Congrats!

Abbigail said...

Happy aniversary to you and your blog!

I plan on just having fun with the grandkids before school starts again!

LethargicLass said...

I'm a follower :)

Abbigail said...

I receive your newsletter!

QuiltSue said...

Ooohh, those fabrics are just sooooo yummy. Thanks for the chance of them finding a new home with me in the UK.

QuiltSue said...

I follow you through Bloglovin and always enjoy your posts.

Nancy in IN said...

Congrats. I am in VA visiting kids and grands. Always a great time.

Nancy in IN said...

Long time follower by email.

Tami C said...

Happy Blogiversary! I always enjoy your posts and especially get a kick out of Smitty's posts!

Tami C said...

I follow you on Bloglovin as well as Facebook.

Marei said...

LOVE those fabrics and you know I want to win them! Happy 4th Blog-a-versary! That's quite an accomplishment.

Marei said...

I'm a faithful stalker....I mean follower.......

Brita said...

Love following where you go!

Brita said...

I hope to catch up on UFOs this summer. Love the colors of the giveaway fabrics!

barbara woods said...

Glad i 'meet' you

barbara woods said...

follower

free indeed said...

Happy blogaversary! I've had a great few years following you..your humor is what enticed me to follow :)

free indeed said...

I follow you now on fb as mickey louth. I was not reading my email as much anymore.

PK Sews said...

Happy Blogaversary! I completely agree with you - one can never have too many quilts or cats. Thank you for your inspiring blog, and for this fun fabric giveaway! I don't have any travel plans for summer vacation, but I'm going to have fun working on quilts!

PK Sews said...

I follow you on Facebook! Thanks again.

beaquilter said...

Happy blog-oversary!!
We just came back from vacation... went to 3 different states over a week's time, had fun!! blogging about it next week :)

beaquilter said...

I'm a follower on feedly

Kate said...

Congratulations on your 4th blogivarsary! Time certainly flies when you are having fun.

Kate said...

I'm a follower via Blogger and Feedly.

Janie said...

Beautiful bundle. I am working on a Halloween project right now. Thanks for the giveaway!

Janie said...

I follow on FB.

BeachQuilter said...

Beautiful fabric! I tend to go for quiet colors for myself, but with two granddaughters I do have fun with the brights ! Happy Blogiversary!

BeachQuilter said...

I enjoy following you on Bloglovin and FB!

Julianne said...

Happy Blogiversary! Your blog is one of my very favorites that I look forward to reading daily.

Julianne said...

I follow by google!

sandyandcosmo said...

Congratulations and thanks for a chance to win that beautiful fabric! Our vacation was a week at the beach on Emerald Island, NC. Had never been there before and loved it!

sandyandcosmo said...

I follow through Google.

Michele T said...

I am on a vacation with my husband and daughter in Europe!!!! It has been absolutely incredible!!!! Loving every second!!

Michele T said...

I follow via Bloglovin'!!! Awesome giveaway to celebrate your anniversary, thanks for the chance!!

bluenines said...

Happy anniversary, and happy sewing !!

bluenines said...

I am also a follower on bloglivn, read you blog each time you post makes my day

Beth said...

Happy Blogiversary! I'm looking forward to the adventures the next four years will bring.

ipatchandquilt said...

Happy happy blogaversary!
Hip hip hooray!!!
Esther
ipatchandquilt dot wordpress dot com

Beth said...

I look for your email in my InBox every night, right around 02:00. Hooray for bloggy friends who take the sting out of insomnia.

ipatchandquilt said...

I follow through Bloglovin'!
Love your blog!!!
Esther

quiltzyx said...

A very merry blogoversary Barbara! I'm am so happy I found Cat Patches. It's been a lovely ride, and nowhere near finished!!

quiltzyx said...

Yep, I'm a stalker..er... follower from way back! LOL

Linda said...

CONGRATS ON "4" BLOGGING YEARS!
LOVE YOUR BLOG! THANKS FOR A SWEET GIVEAWAY!

msstitcher1214@gmail.com

Linda said...

FOLLOW YOU ON BLOG LOVIN' !

msstitcher1214@gmail.com

Shirley Elliott said...

Just discovered your blog and am really enjoying it. Thank you for the opportunity to win luscious fabric.

Judy1522 said...

Happy 4th Blogiversary! Your blog is one of my favorite blogs that I follow and I always look forward to reading it.

Robin QUILTS OF COMFORT said...

I like your blog because it's nearly every day, has lots of good photos, has cats and flowers and quilts. And because it's an Oregon blog ( I live in Portland)
Happy blog anniversary!

Robin QUILTS OF COMFORT said...

I also follow you by email - please keep on blogging.

Tabitha Keener said...

Happy Blogiversary! I'm sitting poolside on vacation now in sunny California! I've been here 2 weeks so far! Thanks for the giveaway, very beautiful fabric!

tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

Tabitha Keener said...

I follow you by bloglovin! Thanks

tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

Carol Evans said...

I love to hear about quilting and your adorable cats. Thanks for blogging about your activities.

OGGgirl said...

Happy happy anniversary!! Love quilts and cats, so you can imagine my joy upon finding you! I follow on Bloglovin as ogggirl.

Dar said...

Happy 4th blogiversary. Doesn't time fly by quickly.? I love hearing about your quilting and of course your kitties. My solo cat likes to hear about them too. Thanks for the opportunity to win some great summer color fabrics.

Dar said...

I have been a longtime follower of your blog on Google Chrome and also by email.

Susan said...

Happy 4th Blogaversary. Can I win a cupcake too?

Susan said...

I follow via email. Yours was one of the first blogs I began following because I like your writing, humor and cats ;-).

Christine M said...

Happy 4th blogaversary Barbara. Doesn't the time go so fast!

Christine M said...

I am a follower of your blog. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

Janarama said...

Happy Blogiversary Barbara! Love your quilts, travels, photos and, of course, Smitty and Gracie.

Janarama said...

I follow you via GFC.

Heidi said...

Nice summer colors! Thank you so much for all you share!

Heidi said...

I follow by email- looking forward to your fifth year!

Kristine said...

We went to New Mexico for hubby's 20 year high school reunion. School starts in just a month, and during that time I need to find a job.

Kristine said...

I follow via feedly.

MaryBeth said...

Happy Blogiversary!! Thanks for the giveaway.

MaryBeth said...

I follow you via blogger.

Kathy H said...

Congratulations on your blogaversary. What a great accomplishment. I so enjoy reading your blog. Thanks for the fun and inspiration. This summer we will be visiting with many of our family since we have a wedding. Lots of fun.

Kathy H said...

I follow you through email.

Judy H. said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! I hope you and the kitties are having a party. :)

Judy H. said...

I follow you through Bloglovin.

VickiT said...

Happy 4th Blogiversary! We are sticking near our house this summer. A few months ago we bought a new Ragdoll kitten and she's a HUGE stinker. I've had cats all my life and never one like her. She's a little terror that has honestly driven me to tears of frustration more than once. Seriously! But, she's just too cute at the same time so it's hard to stay mad for too long at her. Anyway, our house is not safe with her being left alone for any length of time. LOL Today was our 12th wedding anniversary and our 14th year together. It was a relaxing day for the two of us AND that cat.

VickiT said...

I'm also a follower of your blog on Bloglovin' as well as via email.

jeannine said...

Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!

Sarah said...

I follow via bloglovin. sarah@forrussia.org

Sarah said...

We are back in our home state of MN visiting family and friends; haven't been back for 5 years, so it's lots of fun! sarah@forrussia.org

Gloria said...

wow 4 YEARS. you ARE FAITHFUL WITH YOU DAILY POSTS. congratulations

Gloria said...

I follow you by email. Thanks for the second chance!

dtmb97 said...

I follow your blog in my email and always look for your posts to read first.
Thanks for the entertainment and happy blogoversary!

ytsmom said...

No vacation plans, but I am going on a quilt retreat in 10 days.

Cath said...

You are back!! I hope you had a good time in California but boy, I missed you! Happy Blogaversary and as long as you keep blogging, I will keep following.

Debi Workman said...

Ok 2nd try, not feeling so smart! Good to re-connect. Love your blog.

Karrie S said...

Congrats on 4 years!! That's impressive!

-karrie
ksmith8@emich.edu

Karrie S said...

i follow your blog via email; ksmith8@emich.edu

My heart is here said...

Happy blogiversary! I´m going to Venice this summer :)

sandi collins said...

Happy blog overspray to you.i read your blog updates in the am with my breakfast.
Sandi

sandi collins said...

Hi I follow you facebook comments, also

sandi collins said...

Hi I follow you facebook comments, also

Pattilou said...

Happy Blog Anniversary!

Pattilou said...

I follow on Bloglovin'.

Michele said...

Whoo hoo for you! Congrats on the anniversary. And what an awesome goodie you are giving away. We've already taken our big vacation this summer but will be doing a couple of shorter ones in the coming weeks too. Summer is just never long enough.

Michele said...

I love following the antics at the Three Cats Ranch.

Maria said...

Happy Anniversary and thanks for the chance to win. My holiday will be sewing in my sewing room LOLLL

Maria said...

I follow on bloglovin.

Chiska said...

Happy Bloggiversary! That's quite an accomplishment. I love visiting your blog even though I don't comment very often. :)

Emily C said...

Happy Blogiversary!
We visit the in-laws for Holidays. We just went on the 4th of July. The rest of the summer is undecided for large trips. We do have several summer events, including the art fest and our local fair that we will be going too.

Ruth said...

For our vacation, we are moving - yes, we will be practically neighbors!

Ruth said...

I follow on Bloglovin.

make.share.give said...

You sure know how to show undying gratitude- the fabrics are beautiful! Happy Blogoversary!

Marsha Hodgkins said...

Happy Blogaversary! I celebrate my fourth in August. I don't know about you but it doesn't seem possible that I've been blogging for years.

Lovely giveaway! Thank you.
Marsha
http://quilterinmotion.net
marsha.hodgkins@yahoo.com

Marsha Hodgkins said...

I follow you on BlogLovin'.

juliehallfeldhaus said...

Thanks for a chance at a great give away:)

Lisa said...

Happy 4th!!! Thanks for keeping us entertained!

Lisa said...

I am a regular follower!

juliehallfeldhaus said...

I follow by email:)

Amy said...

Congrats on 4 years! Love reading your blog:)
hatlevig@integra.net

littleorphanskein said...

Happy blogiversary! Isn't it a great feeling? I just hit 2 1/2 years with mine. :)

I love reading your posts, especially when the kitties sneak into the scene. :)

Andee said...

Happy Blogiversary! We went to Vegas earlier this summer and that was the only planned vacation we had!

Catskill Quilter said...

Wanted to mention - I read and enjoy all of your Facebook posts. Thanks!

Catskill Quilter said...

I follow you with feedly!

Cecilia said...

Congrats! Thanks for the chance to win such pretty fabrics. I will be visiting my oldest daughter and granddaughter in Pittsburgh later this month.

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