7/13/20

Tenth Blogiversary Giveaway

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Holy Moly! It's our 10th Blogiversary!


The kitties are ready to party!


Yes, it's true. If you've been reading all that time, then that's ten years of your life you can never get back. And, frankly, when it comes to 2020, you might just want to forget this year altogether. And hey...thank you to all who have followed along so faithfully. The kitties and everyone here at the Three Cats Ranch are grateful for your support over the years. When I started this blog, it was simply because I was a relatively new quilter, and I wanted to join in some of the online activities and challenges. After so many years, it has evolved into my near-daily letter to friends, including you. Your comments, your humor, and your input have been sincerely appreciated.

So let's see what we're giving away today, shall we? How about a 12-fat quarter bundle of "Sunkiss Petite" by Tilda Fabrics.


They're so summery and light. It seemed like a good way to sew away the COVID-19 blues.

Okay, so here's what you need to do to be a winner.

1. Just leave a comment...any comment will do. If you can't think of anything, then tell me about how you're keeping busy while you're self-isolating.

2. Since this giveaway is to thank those of you who have followed along over the years, prizes are reserved for followers only...new, old, salty, sweet, bitter, and twisted...just step on up and tell me how you follow. If you want to become a follower, you can find lots of ways to do it there in my left side bar. Also, I will ship internationally, so all residents of Planet Earth are welcome to join in.

3. If you're no reply, be sure to leave an email address. You can't win if I can't contact you.

So good luck, and a big thank you for helping us celebrate the day! I'll leave this giveaway open through Saturday, July 18th and announce the winner sometime on Sunday, July 19th.

137 comments from clever and witty friends:

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Congratulations for maintaining a great blog. I haven't followed for 10 years, but I HAVE followed since my first read. I follow on my dashboard reader list. Of course I am still trying to find just the right place for everything in our new home. The kitchen RENO can't come soon enough, lol.
xx, Carol

Julierose said...

Kitties look so celebratory posing in their party hats;))
Hope you are enjoying your travels...
Hugs from afar Julierose

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Congratulations on 10 Years!!! I follow you on Bloglovin.

yorkie mom said...

Congratulations on 10 years! I’m a follower (lurker) and enjoy your posts and adventures! Gougeonathome@charter.net.

Fribble said...

Ten years is a lot of writing! Nice work! I follow you through Feedly.

Kathy E. said...

10 years of blogging is certainly something to celebrate! That's a lot of daily subjects to chat about, for sure. Kitties always give us enough ideas! I wish you many more years of cheerful chatter and health!
I am a Bloglovin' follower of yours!
duchick at gmail dot com

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

I was a little later finding your blog, Barbara, so I have not been with you since the beginning but you are on my permanent Reading List so I receive all your posts nowadays.
Big congrats for 10 years! And how sweet to include international friends too in your very sweet giveaway!

Frog Quilter said...

Congratulations. I love the daily posts on your happenings and of course the kitty speak, so funny.

Charlotte M. said...

10 years! Wow! Congratulations. I read you every day on Bloglovin. Smitty doesn't look too happy with his hat. Maybe he's above wearing it?

Tosty's Quilting Tidbits said...

Good morning and safe travels. Enjoy the lake. I have followed you since Smitty was such a little thing trying to “grow into his tail”. So enjoy reading your posts everyday.

JCH said...

Yes I'm a follower on Bloglovin'.I enjoy your cat stories (as well as other things too). I have only been with you for a year maybe but keep coming back. Congrats on 10 years!

Margie said...

I think your blog was one I first started following after I started mine in 2009. Look forward to your posts everyday. Even follow you on your long trips. We don't travel so it's my way of seeing a bit of this big country. I just check my blog everyday to see who has posted. Haven't kept my blog up like you do. Thanks for taking the time to post.

Teri Russell said...

Ten years, WOW that is great. I'm allergic to cats so get my "cat time" by reading your blog. Thanks for taking me on all your trips.

e said...

Congratulations on 10 yeas blogging! I look forward to your blog every day and am amazed at how much you do! Love hearing about your cats, your garden, your resident engineer and your travels, and most of all your quilting!

Christi said...

I love reading your blog!

Ruth L. said...

Barbara, I hope you are enjoying your vacation. I've been following your blog for about 2 years now, simply from my favorites toolbar. I truly enjoy your writing and humor. You usually leave me smiling, and who doesn't want to do more of that?

Vroomans' Quilts said...

How lovely for you to host your Anniversary give away while on your vacation. You made me look because I know we started blogging very close to the same time (yup). Thank you for 10 wonderful years of sharing, photos, kitties, and inspiration.

Karen said...

Yours is the first blog I read each day. Really enjoy the cat's antics. I have 3 siamese who help me with my quilting. Admire your pawtrates and am trying to attempt ones for my animals.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

awww - the kitties look so cute sporting their party hats! I hope they're getting special treats too. Congratulations on ten years blogging - made me think that I should look up how long I've been mumbling at people too. I have you on my 'blog lovin' feed list so I don't miss anything. I was a follower several years ago and for some reason you got lost but now I'm back and enjoying catching up with everything you (and the kitties) do.

Sandra W said...

I think I've followed you for about 5 years--but for at least one of those years I was just a lurker. I can't even remember how I found you.
The sewing interests me most and, of course, the cat tales. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed your RV experiences.
And Tilda fabric is so lovely, and not that easy to find.
I'll pay postage (Canada) if I win.

Siggy Bee said...

Congratulations on 10 years! I am sewing on several UFOs during the virus stay at home time. I have a kitty helper named Sweetpea who is a mess and enjoys hanging out with me. Enjoy your vacation and I look forward to hearing all about it when you return. My mother told me about your blog and I have been following for several years. I enjoy your quilting, embroidery, cat tales, gardening, cooking and RV experiences....all the things I enjoy also!

Jean said...

Happy 10th blogiversary! Love your quilts, your kitties and your self deprecating sense of humor! Thanks for all of the fun...

Linda M @ Pieceful Kingdom said...

Wow! Congratulations! I've been trying to work on a bunch of UFOs while we are staying at home. I'm making a little progress! I follow by email, FB, and IG - I guess I don't want to miss out on anything! Have a great trip.

Andee Neff said...

Great idea! I have been blogging even longer than that though I have really slowed down the past few years. Trying to get back to it now that I am not teaching full time. I miss it!

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

If you haven't blogged when I am on at lunch time--I always feel a bit sad--but then when I am on a super time--there you are--(can you tell what I do when I eat my meals??)
Not sure how long I have been enjoying your daily posts--but it's been at least a few years now--and you have brought much entertainment and joy into my life with the kittes and your adventures whether on the road or home sewing or in that great yard of yours--so here's too another 10 great years of blogging--
luv, di

Marthanne said...

I thank you and the cats for such wonderful letters. I have only been following you for two years and it has been a great journey.

Shonnie said...

Ten years - wow! And thank you! Hope you're enjoying your time off, and can't wait to hear all about it when you get back. I follow through an app on Google Chrome called feedly.

Quilting Tangent said...

Congratulations on a great 10 years. I been busy with a new quilt pattern and will be learning to sew with Minky. Let somebody else enjoy the giveaway. Here is to more years of a great blog.

Anne said...

Happy Anniversary....I follow you on your blog & on IG, both for your quilting adventures, but to see
what the cats are up to. I would love the Tilda FQs. It is hard to find the older Tilda prints. I am collecting them for an EPP project.

Jayne said...

Congratulations on your anniversary and thank you for a lovely giveaway. I always enjoy reading about your cats

Joyce Carter said...

Congratulations on your 10 years of blogging Barbara. I enjoy reading your blog, but I don't think I have been here for the whole time.I follow you on Bloglovin. Thank you so much for your generous giveaway.

Terri in BC said...

Congratulations! I love reading your blog, and check it daily. I wish I could get myself in the habit of posting on my blog daily! I follow you through Facebook and subscribe to your blog, plus I have you listed on my blog roll (ufosandubis.blogspot.com) I've been keeping busy getting my new craft space painted and organized and have finished two quilts, plus two flimsies and started two more, all while working full-time from home. I'm now on a gradual return to the office, so perhaps a new routine will be good for me. terri - fisher (at) shaw (dot (ca).

Renata S said...

I have enjoyed following you. I really like the variety of topics you write about. I quilt and enjoy your projects. Some I plan on trying. Making circles and pet portraits I particular. I enjoy looking at your quilting. Wish mine was a nice as yours. cats, cooking gardening, travel are all topics I enjoy reading about. I follow you via facebook.

Sherry said...

Congrats, I have enjoyed your blog for a long time now and look forward to hearing about your cooking, canning, flowers, garden, slow stitching, quilting, travels and especially the kitties.

Kathy L said...

Miss Kitty would love it if I were to win. She always wants to know what Smitty is up to every day. I follow you via email.

Glapha said...

I really enjoy your blog. I look forward to your cat and garden stories along with the quilts you make.

kauanoeanuhea said...

I have enjoyed your blog for several years but not sure how long. But Smitty and Sadie continue to entertain me along with all your quilting and travelling. Also want to let you know I received the monthly hearts patterns. Have not started them yet - they have to take their place in the lineup. Enjoy your travels

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Anonymous said...

The fabric is very pretty! I’m not sure how long I’ve been following you but believe at least 5 years. I enjoy your reviews if quilt shops while you travel and the cat pictures! I have two kitties that like to help me quilt also. Marleen

Lee said...

Big Congrats to you on 10 years of wonderful blogging! I have so enjoyed reading it over the years, projects, and the cats and travels! I wish you many more happy blogging years!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on 10 years of blogging! I finally signed up to follow you by email, but I have been reading your blog for as long as I can remember. ( your blog is one of the few I have open on my iPad ) Have a wonderful trip! Helen @helenbruce45@hotmail.com

Violet Withey said...

Congratulations! I am rather new to the party. For around last two years I look in every day. Before that,just on Sunday's if you posted to Slow Stitching Sunday with Kathy. When I first found your post I would get too sad.Sadie looks just like my Gizmo. When I first found your blog Gizmo had recently gone to little heaven. She was 14. Now I can see Sadie smile not cry.

Crew at Cabin Central said...

Congratulations!! I have been following you for about 2.5 years. I enjoy reading your post every day - even when I'm traveling! I enjoy the crazy antics you all get up to and it makes me smile to have a positive read each day. I follow on blogspot. I found you on My Sew-Called Quilts site and have been hooked ever since. Since being in isolation, I've started sewing and quilting more. My business has slowed down and my sewing machine is right next to my desk. I turn up the volume to see if an email comes in, but otherwise you'll find me sewing ~ recently masks and table runners. I'm working on the QuiltFabrication Chocolate Dipped Strawberries table runner. I thought I would learn a new method - paper piecing! (https://www.quiltfabrication.com/2020/04/chocolate-dipped-strawberries.html). Here's to another 10 years!! Hope to see the pictures of your camping trip.

Rhonda Casey said...

Happy 10th Anniversary! I haven't self isolated cause I'm too busy working! Someone has to supply the research companies with the materials used in the covid test kits! (I pack the items for shipping.)

I don't remember when I started reading your blogs, but I do remember George. Can't imagine a day without your blog. Keep up the good work!

Lisa Marie said...

Ten years -- impressive! My husband and I have been doing lots of outdoor activities, mostly kayaking and biking. Of course I also fit in quilting. I always enjoy your blog and follow on my blogger dashboard/GFC.

gpc said...

No wonder I feel like I know you, I've 'known' you longer than my husband! And I'm so glad I discovered you, on a blog hop, I think, but memories get sketchy at my age. However and whatever, it's been grand and I am looking forward to the next ten.

gpc said...

Oh, and I follow you everywhere -- Instagram, Facebook, Blogger . . . I'm a regular stalker, I am.

SoozeM said...

Congrats on 10 years! I'm not sure how long I have been reading along, I really enjoy seeing the sights on your holidays, but the best bit is seeing what those purrrfectly gorgeous kitties have been up to!

tpott said...

Happy 10th Blogversary! That’s quite an accomplishment and I agree with you 10 yrs. goes by so fast. My 21yr. old son was just my 11yr. old baby 10 yrs. ago. So fast... Please slow down... I live in NewYork out on Long Island, we’ve been home mostly. College is now online so my son is home, my husband unfortunately was laid-off but, it hasn’t been so bad. We’re all healthy, including my parents who live around the corner. I’ve made many masks and a few quilts all from my stash. Let’s all pray 2021 is a much better year, this year feels like the Twilight Zone. I follow through Bloglovin. Congratulations!!! Toni Anne

Linda Schiffer said...

I enjoy reading your blog everyday. So much fun to hear about the weather on the opposite side of the continent from me (eastern MD) .. and to see what grows around you ... and hear about what you are making. :) I admire your system of working on things for a while and then switching up - I have not mastered that approach as I tend to hyperfocus on whatever I'm working on at the moment. :)

:) Linda

Jill said...

Congratulations! I don’t comment often but have been following you for years. I love your camping posts and you have given me lots of ideas for when we retire and start across the country. I follow you on blogger. Thanks for posting most days. I look forward to reading them.
Jill

Quilting Babcia said...

I'm not sure I even knew about blogs ten years ago. I think I started following your blog around July of 2012 in the midst of the FMQ Challenge. Congrats on your blogaversary and being able to celebrate with a camping vacation!

Min said...

Love reading your blog daily. Cats and quilts are big parts of our life here in Canada so I love following your Cat Ranch adventures. Thank you and Congratulations!

Min

djquilting said...

Congratulations for 10 years. I love reading your variety of subjects. Follow you on bloglovin and e-mail.

Cathy said...

Congratulations on ten years of blogging. ! I’ve been following through Feedly for many years.. And we hope you are all having fun on vacation too!

Pamela said...

Congratulations! I think I started following you about the time you got Smitty - and I was hooked! I use Bloglovin to follow.

Catherine said...

Wow! Ten years! You are so disciplined Barbara, you spend much of your precious time on the blog, I think we ought to be rewarding you. I look forward to reading your daily posts, love following your travels and seeing what the cheeky cats are up to. I live in Withernsea, which is on the east coast of Yorkshire in the UK so reading about your travels has definitely broadened my horizons. Thank you so much for everything you do, it is the highlight of my day reading 'cat patches' on Bloglovin. Not sure if I am no reply, so on the slim chance that I am chosen as winner my email address is chambersbird@gmail.com. Take care of yourselves and the kitties, stay safe and enjoy your holiday. Cath

GranChris said...

I follow on Bloglovin. 10 years is a long time. I have been in NC for 15, seems like 2 years. Since Covid I have made at least 18 quilts,probably more, lost count, 150 masks and broke my right wrist for the second time. It is slow at healing this time so I am reading a lot. I want out of the house. Congratulations, enjoy, celebrate! Jmikebalou (at) aol (dot) com

Gretchen Weaver said...

I love reading your blog post in the early mornings while sipping my cup of coffee. I love the Tilda fabrics! Happy stitching!

Becky Griffith said...

Blame Lenelda. A couple of years ago, I saw that she commented on one of your posts (I think you were in New Hampshire maybe) and I jumped to your blog....well now I start my day with coffee, slow stitching, and your adventures. I’m so envious of your weather...yes really. I’m a gardener too, and we would prefer to just skip right over July and August in Texas.

Julie said...

Congratulations on 10 years!! I've been following for only 5 years. I look forward to your daily post, which I read with my morning coffee. New to quilting but been sewing for more years then I want to admit.
Gypsycats58 (at) gmail (dot) com

Sandra J said...

Congratulations on 10 years! I started following you when you and you husband took your RV trip after retiring. I’ve enjoyed visiting the National Parks through your blog! I excitedly wait each morning for an email alerting me to a new post!

Juliet said...

Thanks so for your blog - it must be at least 5 years I have followed you. I receive it as an email each day and love to read it with my breakfast. I am a quilter but also love the travel, garden, food and of course maybe most of all the kitty entries too.

Joan said...

Congratulations! 10 years is a wonderful milestone to celebrate! I subscribe to your blog and your posts are the first thing I read every morning. I love hearing about Sadie and Smitty and learning what you are up to with quilting projects and gardening, plus your travels. Love all of your photos and your sense of humor. You have also been very generous with your time and talent when I have contacted you privately with quilting questions. Thank you! Hope you are having a blast this week and enjoying your getaway!

Terry said...

Congrats - my how time flies. I started following you when Buddy and Smitty were were having a little cyber competition. I'll follow a cat anywhere. I've really enjoyed your photos and posts about your RV trips. It's been forever since I have been anywhere (really, maybe 20 years) something always seems to come up with having to care for my cats so I just enjoy my backyard and day-trips. My backyard is really starting to look good. Take care and stitch on - I need some more inspiration.

Kathy S. said...

Wow, TEN years! Congrats! I started blogging in 2011, I think I may have followed you at least nine of them! Can't believe how time flies. Wishing you many, many more. I haven't won anything for a long time. Maybe this will break my chain of luck and turn 2020 around. Let's do this!

mangozz said...

Congrats on 10 years! I follow by e-mail and especially enjoy hearing what the cats have to say.

Louise said...

Ten years is quite a commitment. Thank you for your fun and interesting blog. I read it daily via email notification.

free indeed said...

I use to follow the blog, now for time constraints, I follow via fb. (so message me there if I win..I rarely check my email anymore). I was loving the self isolation, but have gotten a tad lax in being careful anymore. I hug my grandkids again, and even visited with children from down state. Hope I don't regret that :( I just order a sewing machine for a 10yr old granddaughter to teach her to sew. That will be my summer past time until they head back home at the end of summer. Hope you are well. PS on fb I follow as Mickey Louth.

Donna H said...

I thoroughly enjoy your blog and your irreverent sense of humor. I follow via e mail. Thx for the chance to win those great fabrics.

Vicki in MN said...

I follow on Bloglovin. I really enjoy your travel posts, especially Arizona ones!

OhioLori said...

Love your Blog..always read..but don't comment often :/ Loooove the Kitties pics! (Happy party!!) & all the things they do..lol Happy Blogiversary..please keep Blogging too..I don't do the FB, Instagram, etc stuff. So appreciate the time you take to pop in & share with us all. :) Thank you too..for chance to win your Give-a-way :D

piecefulwendy said...

You have a serious amount of friends commenting - I had to scroll forever to get to the comment box - so fun, and no surprise either. I follow you by email subscription, on Instagram and on Facebook - you can't get away from me - haha! Even though we've never met, each morning I read your post is like sitting down to coffee with a friend. It starts my day with a smile, some witty comments, good recipes and, of course, the kitties! Happy Blogiversary, Barbara!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Congratulations on your 10 years of blogging! Even though I don't often leave a comment, I read your posts everyday when they come in my email. I think I found your blog when I began participating in Slow Sunday Stitching - I enjoy seeing all the embroidery you do! Thanks for the giveaway!

Carolyn said...

I have enjoyed reading your posts and seeing your beautiful quilts. Cbk2706@bellsouth.net

Bonnie58 said...

Congrats on the anniversary,Barbra. Ten years outlasts a lot of marriages. Kudos to you!! I am a longtime email follower and anxiously anticipate your daily blog to see what the kitties are up to and also to inspire myself to get moving and finish something!!

SJSM said...

Yippee! Another year to celebrate.

SJSM said...

I follow via email

Paula said...

Hi Barbara, I always enjoy reading about your furry companions. In have many kitties who help me sew, all rescues. I follow via email, your quilting is beautiful!
Paula

Kathie weatherford said...

Congratulations. It takes a lot to keep going. I enjoy seeing how you do the quilting. Kweather78@aol.com

Unknown said...

I enjoy your blog very much. I am a former Oregonian. Love all your pics.

Snoodles said...

Wowser! Congrats to all the humans and kitties at Three Cats Ranch! Here is my "comment about anything:" oh, boy, would I love to use these gorgeous fabrics! I already can think of some projects that would be perfect!
Sure hope you and the Resident Engineer are having a blast on your trip - safe travels, my friend!
quiltnsrep(at)yahoo(dot)com

Snoodles said...

I'm a follower from waaaaaaaaaaaaay back! LOL Love to read your posts each day!
quiltnsrepatyahoodotcom

Betty said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! I enjoy reading your blog every day. I have a cat named Brady so I can relate to the stories about your cats. I have been quilting for 40 years and have more fabric and patterns than I can complete in my lifetime.

Laura said...

You spend so much energy creating a blog that is interesting and at times funny. I love your photos of flora and fauna. Also love the antics of your cats which makes me miss mine less. Congratulations on your blogiversary!

Kathy H said...

Congratulations on your anniversary. I’m always happy to see your posts. I follow by email. It’s like a letter from a friend in my inbox. I love seeing your quilts and other projects and of course, the kitties. Here’s to better times in the future. I’ve been busy with quilting in the quarantine.

CA Bobbie said...

Big congrats to you and the blog. I have friends that can't follow anything let alone write a blog for this long. Please keep on .... I love the kitties,quilts,pictures, recipes and best of all your humor. I've even hooked um shared your blog with friends and now they are readers also. I know I'm no longer a "no reply". Enjoy your trip. Bobbie

Lou said...

Hi Barbara,
I love traveling with you and the kitties:) I wish we could take one or 2 of ours along with us but no way! We have to get a friend to care for all of them... 7 in the house, 1 in studio, and then 4 strays:) Yup a true cat lady here!
I have been quilting for clients and getting some sewing done in between for me:)
106 degrees here in Texas yesterday:(
Enjoy your trip!

Lou said...

Happy Anniversary!
I haven't followed for all ten years but a lot of them by Blogspot. I have mine there also:) lousquiltncorner.blogspot.com
I will continue to follow ya for many years to come:)

Cindy Berry said...

I receive your news by email at cmberry@lsu.edu and enjoy reading - thanks and happy blogging.

Danette said...

Congrats to the Three-Cats Ranch! I've followed along for a while now through BlogLovin. I love your camping escapades, your recipes and of course, your cats. Happy Days are here again! Thank you, peterstankovich@comcast.net

Donna said...

Happy Anniversary! I have been following for years. I have you bookmarked on my desktop and I check in on you and the kitties everyday!

Auntiepatch said...

10 years already???! How can that be? I'm not sure how I found you, but I read every day by email. Give the piddies a hug from me!

works4me said...

Happy anniversary. Aren't we supposed to be giving you gifts, not the other way around? :) I get emails telling me when there is new content but, I generally don't wait for those emails and just check your blog first thing in the morning.
I look forward to the kitty adventures, the garden pics, the food, the travels. OK, I enjoy it all.

ckrut said...

Congratulations on your blogiversary! I'm not sure how long I've been following now, but I follow by e-mail. I love everything about your blog-the quilting, photography, gardening and of course the cats! You are always so gracious to answer any comments or questions. Hope you have a great trip! ckrutjo at g mail dot com

Janarama said...

Smitty doesn't look very happy he's wearing a girly flower hat. I think he wants Sadie's hat with the stars because he's the star of the blog. ;) Congratulations on 10 years of blogging. I've been following (via Blogger) your blog since 2013 and love your sense of humor, your wit, and your writing style. Looking forward to another 10 years of reading about your kitties, your projects, your garden, and your camping trips.

tigerdog said...

Congratulations on 10 years of blogging. Thank you for sharing your creative side with us. I check in daily to see what your working on that day. Your sweet little kitties make me smile and what a help they are to you when your sewing. I look forward to seeing what stitching your working on from week to week, . We share the same designers as I too love to stitch. Looking forward to many years of your blog��You amaze me and inspire me in all you accomplish .Thank you. Lynn

Anonymous said...

I have been following your blog for several years now and get it delivered directly to my email. As well as the quilting, I have enjoyed and used several of your recipes. quiltcarver@yahoo.com. Thanks for the chance at those lovely fabrics.

Peggy said...

Congratulations on 10 years. Wow! I did a blog for a while and then lost interest I guess.
I follow you on Bloglovin.
Thanks,
Peggy
Peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

Susan said...

Congratulations on your 10th Blogivesary. I have been following via email since I first discovered your blog. It is one of the few I always read. I like your writing style. Have a wonderful vacation and stay safe.

Anonymous said...

Big Congrats! 10 wonderful years. I follow on Bloglovin. Never miss reading your blog. Stay safe. Thank you for this giveaway.

Rita Haverman said...

Congrats. Follow on Bloglovin. I never miss reading your blog. Thank you for this giveaway. ritaanneh-at-gmail-dot-com.

kt said...

Congrats on 10 years! I enjoy reading about your quilting and your travels and other adventures, and follow you on Bloglovin.

Stephanie said...

I’ve been following you for years via email. Congratulations on your anniversary. I have stopped reading a lot of blogs but yours is one of the very few I keep up with, and I thank you for your humor, insight, your knowledge and wisdom. I really do enjoy the variety of things you blog about, from your kitties to your cooking to your embroidery and quilting! If I were to be so lucky to win, sewin_mom at Verizon dot net.

KaliaContiki said...

Congratulations on 10 years! I don’t know how long I’ve been following (through bloglovin) but it’s been quite a few years. You’re the reason I finally tackled Wind in the Whiskers! And like you, after swearing it was was the last McKenna Ryan pattern I would ever do...I bought more! I hope you’re having a wonderful time on your trip. Although I don’t think my husband and I will ever become RV people (we like road trips but with hotels) we both love following your adventures! Contiki and Kalia say hi to Sadie and Smitty - the real stars of the blog ;)
Kaliacontiki@gmail.com

Stephanie said...

Congratulations Barb on your 10th year of blog writing. I follow you on Instagram and have a dedicated widget on my phone for your blog. How great it is to be able to look back on all of your quilts and life events. My all time favourite recipe has been the Tomato Jam. Cheers to another 10!

Beth said...

Holy Cow. I was away for a few weeks and come back to find it is a special occasion. Good grief. A decade? I feel like I've aged a decade in the last five months, so how long have you really been blogging? To answer your question, in the time I have been spending away from the internet I have been working on my works-in-progress and now have a tidy little pile, waiting to go to my long-armer, if I can ever leave the house, and a messier pile waiting for me to get busy and quilt them myself. Which is giving me room to start new quilts! Oh, the never-ending circle...

Pamela said...

Happy Blogaversary! I've been following you and the kitties for a few years on Bloglovin. Thanks so much for all that you share!

Delaine said...

Happy Blogiversary! I have been reading your blog for many years now and you always make me laugh. I love the cats and the recipies that you share. Your blog makes my day.
I am an old, salty, sweet, bitter and twisted follower on Bloglovin. Thanks!

Lyndsey said...

Happy 10th blogaversary. I love reading your blog so long may it continue. Cats, recipes, flowers, walks,trips and quilts. No wonder I love it

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!
I enjoy your blog posts so much, not only for following along on your quilting projects, but for the wonderful recipes you share, for the photos of every living thing, for your travelogue photos and accompanying information about the places you and Mike visit, and, of course, hearing about the kitties’ antics and assistance in your quilt project fabric selections!!
I hope you will continue your blog for many, many more years!!
Thanks for a great giveaway!
Safe travels!

Sandra B
scb304@juno.com

Brenda said...

The fat quarters are beautiful. I check in on your blog every morning and enjoy reading about your travels and quilting adventures. The cooking and gardening are mouthwatering, too. Happy Blogaversary and thanks for the chance to win.

Anonymous said...

You know, I never “followed” you before. I just visit your blog daily. Maybe that makes me a stalker - I sure hope not! I too, love kitties and fabric and gardening and visiting beautiful and interesting places in the US. I suspect you and I would have a lot to talk about if we ever met. In any case, I hope you are enjoying your trip, and I look forward to some lovely photos when you return. (Btw, did you notice that I did not say that I enjoyed cooking as much as you do? I don’t). Have a good trip and stay safe! mammich at comcast dot net.

Kara Kwilts said...

Barbara - I follow you by the email you send when you post a blog, but I actually come to your blog by clicking the quick link I have saved on my desktop :). I hope you had a GREAT vacation!!! Thanks for blogging every day!

Mary said...

Congratulations on 10 years, it is the first thing that I look at when I get on the computer. Love your kitties and their adventures and I love your stitching and quilting. Many more years of the goodness I am wishing for you. I can't wait to hear of your camping adventure. Take good care of yourself , stay safe. Mary

Edith said...

Not sure it counts but I follow by coming by everyday! Congrats on 10 years! I enjoy reading about your cats, quilts and travels. I’m trying embroidery in my isolation time and to try to snack less! Golfing now that things have loosened up a bit. Enjoy your trip.

Kim said...

Wow 10 years!! Congratulations! I follow by bookmarking your page into a folder called "Daily" that I open daily (I use Firefox as a browser). No, I haven't followed you for 10 years, but I have for the last three or so. During quarantine, I have been busy establishing a perennial pollinator garden in the hard Texas clay / cliche / limestone that is the dirt of my lawn. Now that it is July, I am hiding in the house with the my son and daughter to escape the heat.
Kim
tnjmom1 at gmail dot com

Jackie said...

Congratulations on your anniversary. I love cats, quilting and cooking so your blog is very fun for me to read. Thank you for sharing your cats, quilting, cooking and gardening with us. Have a Great Day!

Shirley said...

Congratulations on 10 Years!!! I have been reading your blog for about 5-6 years. I follow you on Facebook (and maybe Instagram). (shirparks@gmail.com)

Julie A Hutcherson said...

Barbara,

I read you faithfully. If I miss days, I read until I've caught up. I think I've been reading you a couple of years, but you know, my brain is older now and not so good at retention...

Happy 10 year Blog-iversary!!!

Connie W. said...

Congratulations on your long running blog! The length of time put into this effort, your determination this year to continue being productive using the white board, and the volume of photos speak highly of your determination and commitment. I found your blog as I began retirement and usually catch up a couple times each week unless we are traveling. Your blog captured me because my husband and I are RVers, too. Other reasons include that I also quilt, machine embroider, garden, read daily and love my cat herd. In addition to enjoying similar hobbies, I appreciate your humor and dry wit. Here's to another 10 year anniversary,
Connie W.
c_s_wolfe@yahoo.com

Unknown said...

Congratulations! 10 years is a long time to be so committed! i receive an email from you every day and have followed your adventures for about 7 years i think.

Edie said...

Happy Anniversary! Been following your blog by e-mail for a few years. Kitties look thrilled with their "party hats". Lol Your posts on travel, gardening, cooking, kitties and Oh yes, quilting are fun to read. Thanks for sharing your world. raydeer@memlane.com

Debby McRae said...

My opportunity to tell you how much I appreciate you and your blog! I am a cat lover, gardener and of course, a quilter. I follow you on Bloglovin and look forward every day for your latest post. I am also a food preserver and have made many of the recipes you have shared with great success! I live half way up Vancouver Island and have been down to Portland and over to Sisters more than once. Look forward to exploring more down your way in the future. ROAD TRIP! Anyway, I wanted to say thank you for being your witty self - I sure enjoy your posts! rsvp15atshawdotca

Kate said...

Congrats on 10 years of blogging fun! I started following your blog back in 2010 because of your Foto Finish Saturdays. The linky forced me to get out the camera a lot more than I do today. It was a nice way to sharpen those skills. I share your bread recipes with My Guy and we both have enjoyed seeing the country when you and Mike are out and about. The Scientist in Training always wants to see pictures of the kitties. It's always fun to see what's going on in the sewing room and what new embroidery project you've got going. I'm definitely following along for the next ten years.

Cherie in St Louis said...

I haven't been following for the whole 10 years but I have enjoyed your blog many of them :) I especially love hearing about Smitty and Sadie's adventures! I follow via Feedly and pray it never goes away, like some readers in the past have done.....oops did I say that out loud curses I've doomed us!!

Betty said...

Congratulations on 10 years blogging! I have been a follower for several years via Bloglovin and Facebook. Mr Smitty drew me in because he and my cats are the same age and look like they could be brothers. I'm spending my "safer at home" time trying to finish UFOs, made a lap quilt for my neighbor diagnosed with breast cancer and finally started making the blocks for a pattern I've been wanting to do for a few years.

Nancy said...

I can’t remember how long I have been following you. At least 6 years I think. I get your email but I first stared following on Bloglovin. I get my kitty fix thru you as our son and grandson are so allergic they can’t visit when we have a cat. At the beginning of the stay at home order I accomplished a lot of sewing. But the last 7 weeks have been for healing. 4 more sleeps before I return to the doctor. Hopefully my sling comes off and I get to start moving my arm again. Then I get to learn how to lift my arm again, I have to admit I have mixed feelings as I know how much it is going to hurt. But also know it has to happen because I have a lot of projects that are on hold as my dominate hand and arm have been immobilized.

Terri said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! My Mom has been following you for years and I've become addicted to updates on your two cats. My day isn't complete without knowing what they've been up to! I recently signed up to follow you via email. Mom and I have spent our days self isolating in our flower gardens. Very hard to complain when surrounded by such beauty! Wishing you many more years of blogging!

Mary Hope said...

I’m thankful for your blog mostly because of your tortie ! I have one also and began keeping in touch because of her...tortise shell cats are definitely special and unusual! I also love hearing about all your travels! And I am so impressed with how you still quilt while zooming around the country! I’m the nutty lady from Arizona who wanted you to come visit me when I found out that you were right by my home ( last year?)!
Anyway, I’m also a big fan of Tilda’s and would love to make a small quilt for a pillow covering of her cat pattern with a big and a little cat. The sunkiss fabric would be the perfect colors for my bland bedroom! Thank you for being you and for your blog!
Mary Hope

HouseDragon said...

Aloha from Kaua`i!
I read your blog every day: in fact, it's the only blog I read EVERY day.
I am delighted to see you have cherries to pick and can. Yes!

Patricia said...

Happy Anniversary! I follow on Bloglovin. Been here for long enough to remember the previous cats. Look forward to all your posts and cat tales.

crazy quilter said...

Sure love this Tilda fabric! Happy blogaversary. Have a great trip

Tina W. In Oregon said...

I’ve only been following you for a short while thru Bloglovin but really enjoy your posts. Ten years is a really long time so Happy Anniversary! I hope you have many more!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your 10 year anniversary. I enjoy reading your posts each day to find out what the kitties are up to and all the things that are blooming things.

Lu Rae said...

I'm so glad I found you about a year ago or so. I love reading about all of your travels and the kitties, and all of your quilting and cooking projects. I can relate with you on making the grocery store runs. I use to enjoy it, but not anymore.

Roxana said...

I have been a faithful follower since you took your trip across the states, (what, a couple of years ago?) when that big fire was on the Columbia. My sister had just moved to Portland and was terrified! My cat (Lucky) and I love your post and your kitties! Keep up the good job, I will continue to follow and read your email each morning while the coffee is boiling! Thankyou for a wonderful time!