7/13/15

It's Our Fifth Blogiversary Celebration and Giveaway!!!

This Giveaway is now Closed. Sorry you missed the party.

Strike up the band! It's time to PARRRRRRRRRRR-TY!!!


Gracie, What's up with Mom this morning? She's acting even more weird than usual.

I don't know, Smitty...something about flogging for five years.

Five years! Holy Mouse Tails! I haven't even been alive that long.

You should have seen her before, Smitty. It was purrthetic. She used to walk around the house muttering to herself all the time. Words, words, words. All the time words. The woman just can't stop talking. And then she started flogging. And then came the camera and it was just flash, flash, flash. All the time with the flash.

I've noticed that, Gracie. What is that thing?

Let's just hope this purrty puts an end to all the nonsense, Smitty. She wants us to tell the people what they can win if they'll just put up with her tails for a little while longer. Sigh. It's a cat's life, I'll tell you.

So here's the deal. Listen up out there. She's got this really soft squishy bed meowterial. Cats like sleeping on it. For some reason you people like cutting it into little pieces and sewing it back together. Smitty...do not ask me to explain because I can't. It's this 16-fat quarter bundle of Ruby Beauty by Art Gallery Fabrics.


Man, Gracie! I could make a seriously cozy bed out of that. Spurrinkle a little catnip on it, and let the snoozing begin. What do we have to do to win?

Don't be ridiculous, Smitty. Cats can't win. It's only one of the things that makes cat life such a drag...at least around here.

Just leave a comment...any comment will do. And since our mom wants to thank everybody who follows along (and who knows why you'd want to?), this giveaway is fur followers only...new, old, salty, sweet, bitter, and twisted. Just be a follower and the world is your tuna.

Isn't that supposed to be "oyster", Gracie? The world is your oyster?

Gack, Smitty. Do you want to eat one of those slimy balls of snot? Stick with tuna, Little Man. And purrty on, because this purrty will be going on until Friday, July 17th. After that, everybody's gonna choose a whisker and the shortest whisker wins. Keep your cheeks covered, Little Man. It's gonna get ugly.

Maybe we should invite Uno over, Gracie. He's got lots of whiskers on his ugly mug.



Fur once, I think you're onto something, Smitty. Is your phone charged up? You call him. But don't say anything about the whiskers, okay? It'll be out secret. 

99 comments from clever and witty friends:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I hope whiskers don't get pulled. Purty on from an old, salty, sweet, bitter, and twisted follower.

gram k said...

Omg Gracie! I am totally twisted ...let me be purrfectly clearish here..I will trade tuna for pink stuff! Don't whisker a word!

Kathy L said...

Giveaway looks puurty good to me!

Tosty's Quilting Tidbits said...

Okay Gracie, how many cans of tuna will it take? :-)

Danette Stankovich said...

Cat-tastic giveway! I hope they are not catatonic from all of the catnip purrtying. thank you, peterstankovich@comcast.net

Mary Ann said...

5 years! Time flies in blog land!

Stephanie said...

I follow on bloglovin! Love the party hats lol!

Rhonda Casey said...

Congratulations on your 5th Anniversary. Puurty on!

Scooquilt said...

Five years! Keep it up! Life isn't complete without the news from Three Cats Ranch.

Patricia said...

Thanks for all the smiles and laughs you bring into my life through your blog! This is a great giveaway too. You and the cats are a purrfect addition to my days. Congrats! !

Kelsey said...

Can't believe it's been five years already!

Jeanie said...

Wow.....5 years! Congratulations! I always enjoy the blog posts from all 3 of you! You two characters have made this blog even more special, so I thank you for tolerating the blogging, for contributing to the blogging, and for just making life a little better!

Linda said...

CONGRATS ON "5" !
THANKS FOR YOUR BLOG! MEOW!
msstitcher1214@gmail.com

Kate said...

CC says she would love to win this to sleep on. Congrats on five! :)

Kat said...

Congrats on 5 years! I love your kitties :) I follow with bloglovin.

Linda M @ Pieceful Kingdom said...

Congratulations! Those fabrics are so bright and cheery. I follow by email and on FB.

Kathy MacKie said...

Congrat's on your Anniversary, I'm a follower and many thanks for the chance to win.

beaquilter said...

Happy blogger versary!

JoyceLM said...

Happy blogiversary. I'm a happy follower - thanks.

Quilting Tangent said...

Congratulations on 5 years, cute cats. Following on Bloglovin'. 24Tangent@gmail.com

Lynn - JnL4God said...

Hi Barbara - that's awesome. I think I have about 7 years I should be doing a give away some day. :) Love reading so keep writing.

Valerie Reynolds said...

Five years....awesome! COngrats guys!!!! Love the party hats and Art Gallery fabric is sooooo silky soft! Let the cat nip fly! ENJOY!!!!

CJ Smith said...

Gracie, Smitty - you two wonderful fur purrsons are to be commended! You have the patience of saints for putting up with that darn camera flashing in your eyes all the time. But, hey, if it weren't for that camera we wouldn't know how beautiful and handsome you are! Today is nothing. Wait until your mom hits 10 years!

sunny said...

Congrats on 5 years! I think I passed that milestone a few months ago, and didn't even realize it!

Lee said...

Your kitties are so sweet! Congrats on 5 years!!

PK Sews said...

Thanks for the laugh out loud post! And thanks for all the inspiration on your blog. Congrats on 5 years of flogging!

Shirley Elliott said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! Love your blog and the projects you share. Your cats are beautiful. Thanks for the opportunity to enter the giveaway. (shirparks@gmail.com)

Christine M said...

Happy 5th Blogaversary Barbara. I don't always leave a comment but love seeing what you are getting up to. It's always lovely seeing what Smitty and Gracie are up to too.

Lisa Marie said...

I follow and enjoy your blog via GFC. Congrats on 5 years!

Dixie said...

My cats are devoted readers and really enjoy hearing about Smitty's escapades since they are not allowed outside. As for me, I appreciate that you do not sell anything or use sponsors and I look forward to reading what you have to say every morning. Thanks too for introducing me to Block Lotto, I can hardly believe I won last month.
Your friend, 9lizards

Donna said...

Happy Blogiversary! I love the picture of Smitty and Gracie....but they don't look to happy in the picture. Thanks for the great giveaway. I enjoy reading your blog every day.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I've been a furllower, for a long time now. Those colors are my daughter-in-laws favorite colors (pinks & oranges). Hi Gracie & Smitty!

Becky said...

Congratulations on 5 years!
WOW, 5 years, that's purrfectly divine!

Janarama said...

Smitty and Gracie look so purrty in their purrty hats. Congrats Barbara!

Beverly Wood said...

Congrats on 5 years blogging. Keep it up so we can enjoy many more years. Your posts are always informative, interesting, motivating and funny. Always enjoyable.

Lyndsey said...

Wow 5 years of flogging and I've only bean a furllower for three of them. That means I've missed out on two years of fun, games sewing and cats. I'd better take a day off and catch up what I've missed. Picasso hopes we win the giveaway as he says that fabric would look fabulous with him lying on it. It sure would show off his black fur to purrfection. I love your blog, it's my happy fix of the day.

gayle said...

I put you in my Feedly as soon as I found you. Because cats. Also quilts. But mostly cats.
Happy Blogiversary!

Crickets Corner said...

Congratulations on 5 years! I have to say that your blog is the first one I look for. Love everything about it from the quilts to everyday life to Smitty and Gracie. The only bad thing I have to say is that because of you I end up spending way to much money on new patterns. Rina

Peggy said...

Happy Blogaversary!
Thanks.
Peggy
peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

AlidaP said...

Dear Smitty and Gracie, please send my congratulations to your Mom for this great achievement! Thanks for the chance ;)

barbara woods said...

i guess i come under the 'old follower' heading, thanks

quiltzyx said...

Wow! Five years already!! Gracie & Smitty, tell Mom she's doing a great job --- and PURRRRTY on!

gpc said...

Time flies when you're having fun, but 5 years is a lot of time to fly! Good call on inviting Uno, kidbits. He's a cutie.

Kate said...

Five years really? Gracie and Smitty, I'm in, but Uno can keep his whiskers. I'm sure your Mom would concur.

Marei said...

5 years of words, words, words.....and cats, too. Does it get any better? Great job,
Barbara. You know I love the blog....and you, too, my friend.

Vicki H said...

Happy Blogiversary! I am a middle aged follower.

Marj said...

I can hardly believe that it is your Fifth anniversary already. I really do enjoy your quilts, cats, food and travel. Thanks for the fun reading.

crazy quilter said...

Congrats on the anniversary! I love reading your blog and all the cat tales! Keep on writing, I will be reading! Thanks for letting us follow your adventures

Teresa in Music City said...

Yay!!! Thanks Gracie & Smitty for telling us all about your mom's Blogiversary and how we can win that fabulous meowterial =^..^= We are just as glad as you are that your mom decided to start flogging instead of losing her mind - believe it or not, we love to read her flogs :*)

OGGgirl said...

Ah yes, lucky us - 5 years of Car Patches - Cats and Quilts! Purrficly blissful!

GranChris said...

Congratulations on 5 yrs. How many posts? Aren't cats wonderful? I am still missing a foot to my sewing machine. Hope he didn't swallow it.

Kathy S. said...

Happy 5th anniversary! I think I've been following for almost four years. Always LOVE your cats!

Lisa in Port Hope said...

Yummy bundle indeed! I follow you in my wordpress reader. I used to have a purrty tuxedo cat myself named Angel.

Quilting Babcia said...

Congrats on another flogaversary! Five years is a purrrty long time in cat years!

Dana Gaffney said...

Congratulations! Five years is a lot of words I'm glad you decided to share them with us :)

Anonymous said...

I'm happy you have so many words to share! ;) I'm a very twisted follower on Bloglovin. Thanks for the opportunity to win that pretty bundle!

Sandy N
explabgirl(at)yahoo(dot)com

sandi collins said...

Congrats on 5 years.love your blog it is so entertaining and you inspire me so. Great giveaway.
Tell smith and Gracie I like when they put their 2 cents in
Sandi

Sher S. said...

I'm so glad you have this blog, love following you on all your adventures. I love seeing what you make, quilt and do for others. You are an encouragement to me to keep going on my quilts and to try new things. Thanks so much for all you do. Love seeing Gracie and Smitty too.

barbaraw said...

Love reading your blog and follow your adventures, especially your travels/
Barbara

Allison CB said...

Love your cats...such brilliant felines! Love the blog and appreciate your commentary on everything quilts and all!

Heidi said...

Happy Blogiversary! Thank you for all the inspurration!

Julie Kaye from KS said...

Fun post and fun giveaway. Happy blogiversary to you. Thanks for the opportunity for a great prize bundle. I am a follower on bloglovin.

Synthia said...

I'm so glad I found your blog because I enjoy it a LOT! Your quilts are fabulous and I get a kick out of your humor. I probably should be sending a gift for your blogiversary to YOU!! Thanks for all the good reads.

Marsha Hodgkins said...

Congratulations on hanging by a toenail from that cat perch! Blogging with your cats is so fun to read about. Your giveaway is gorgeous and so summery. Thanks!

Chiska said...

Congrats on five years! That's wonderful--especially for those of us that get to read the result of the flash and mutter. Thanks!

Jacque said...

Wow, Gracie and Smitty, your mom really has been flogging a long time....some of us are rather verbose, and flogging does help us. :)
Happy Flogiversary, Barbara!

Laura said...

I follow by email newsletter. I really enjoy your quilts and your cat pictures. Congrats on 5 years.

Lou said...

Gotta love Smitty and Gracie and their devious.... um I mean great ideas!!!! I bet Uno will be a bit skeptical when he is invited over... maybe some tuna??
I follow by email:)

Happy Anniversary!!!!! Love reading everyday! Yours is one I actually do read all of it instead of just scrolling and looking at the pics:) Gotta see what those fur babies are up to:)

delaineelliott said...

Happy 5th Blogiversary! I am an old follower on Bloglovin and I love your blog, especially the antics of the cats! So entertaining! Thanks!

Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

Patrica Dowell said...

A very Happy Blogaversary! I've been a follower for quite a while and I especially love your go for it attitude which gives me inspiration to do the same and of course the glorious cats and the bird cam and the recipes and your travels. I guess you can tell everything really. Thanks for the fun and many years more. Patrica @ Dogwood Lane Rambles

SJSM said...

( Pssst, Gracie, I have a whole case of tuna if you have your mom pick my name. )

Um, Barbara, happy blogaverssay to you! Your blog is the first thing I look for each morning while I drink that first cup of coffee. Thanks for starting my day in such a lovely way.

MoniqueB said...

Congratulations and Happy Blogaversay! I follow you on Bloglovin and enjoy the tidbits about your life in an area I think is just beautiful! As I am on the other side of the country from you it is so interesting to see your garden adventures and I live vicariously through your posts about Smitty and Gracie. Thanks for sharing your life with us all.

Nita said...

Excellent job, Smitty & Gracie! Spooky and Misty are feeling the challenge to write about their mom after I showed it to them. Meow! Congratulations, Barb!

KMSC said...

My kitty, Allie, is in love with Smitty. "What a hunk" were her exact words. We both congratulate you on your fifth blogaversary and thank you for this wonderful giveaway!

Lisa said...

Meow! That looks like a purty good giveaway!

Marti M said...

Thank you for taking the time to write your blog. I enjoy it very much! The kitty adventures always put a smile on my face.

Robyn Miller said...

Lovely bundle! I follow with bloglovin. Thanks for the chance to win!
rtgandy at gmail

Auntiepatch said...

I always have at least 2 cats watching and "helping" me when I'm laying out quilt blocks. They seem to think it's a giant puzzle and they want to "play", too. They are so helpful! LOL!

Congrats on your blogiversary! Five years is a long time for cats; they take no notice of time unless it has something to do with 1) nap time or 2) food.

Lynda Halliger Otvos (Lynda M O) said...

I remember finding your blog because of the gorgeous "Ladies Dancing" quilt you created and donated to the AAQI. I was so taken with that quilt that I dug around until I located your brand new blog. Hard to believe it's been only five years... Feels more like ten !~!

Beth said...

You bet I'm a follower. I'm awfully glad Smitty found his way home in time for the party--I'm still a bit shaken and cranky thinking of you calling for him in the middle of the night until he sauntered home. If there are whiskers that need tugging...

Susan said...

I have been a follower for a couple of years now. I like your humor and style of writing/blogging/flogging. Happy 5th blog/flog-aversary.

senstrings (at) yahoo (dot) com

Kathy H said...

Congratulations on your blogaversary. No whisker pulling, I enjoy seeing your kitty antics!

Anonymous said...

Love your kitties too! I miss my kitty so much. He left us in June. Thanks for the giveaway! Love your ideas! Helen G. hrglover@hotmail.com

Marlene said...

Well Smitty, do you deserve to go to a party after being out so late the other night?? You will need to be purrfectly behaved until then and maybe Gracie needs to keep you in line. 5 years of flogging is something to celebrate so your mum deserves a good party.

Brown Family said...

Congratulations on your 5th anniversary! My kitties do not understand why I cut up their fabric either!

ES said...

Happy blogerversary! I follow on bloglovin. The bundle looks gorgeous! Emilyste7ens at gmail dot com

QuiltSue said...

I do furlow you, although I don't usually have time to paws and leave a comment. The purrize furbrics look purrfect I must say. Is the giveaway open to purrple who live in the UK? I hope so.

Amanda Best said...

I love your blog and I try and read each one to see what lovely projects you are working on and of course to see what your darling kitties are up to! Thanks for sharing the great photos of Sister's I would love to see it in person someday, but until then I can enjoy the photos! Congratulations on your blog's 5th anniversary!!!
I follow your blog by email.
My email is: bestbelle2010@aol.com
Thank you!

Michele said...

Hey Smitty and Gracie you look great in your purdy hats. Let your Mom enjoy her little purdy. I'm sure she will give you some treats too. A blogiversary is a time to celebrate.

Debbie -- Sheltered Stitches said...

Love your blog and Smitty too! Congrats on 5 years!

Debbie -- Sheltered Stitches said...

I follow you with feedly and probably some other social media too :)

Lee said...

Gracie & Smitty, please relay my congratulations on your Mom's 5 year blog-iversary! She's always such a fun and interesting read. I've been a bit inconsistent in reading lately, but when I get done with duties up here, I'll be home and reading regularly again.

LethargicLass said...

You two sure are the life of any party :)

LethargicLass said...

I am a follower, and I'll settle for being a twisted kind this year :)

sophie said...

Happy blogiversary to all three party animals.

Betty said...

Gracie and Smitty, I love reading your mom's words and enjoy seeing the results of all those flashes. I'm with you Gracie, about those oysters, give me the tuna any day!
Congrats Barbara on your 5th Blogiversary! I am a happy follower in a few of the mentioned categories, especially the old and twisted! :-)

Janet S said...

Love your blog and all the activities at the ranch! Thanks for sharing!

Judy1522 said...

Congratulations on reaching 5 years of blogging. Yours is one of the best of all the blogs I read. If you are not making me laugh you are showing me something beautiful or tasty that you have made. Thanks for giving me something that is always interesting to read. Smitty and Gracie did a great job today.

Gill said...

Congratulations Barbara! Your posts invariably make me smile! this one is no exception!