7/13/22

12th Blogiversary Celebration Giveaway!

Hey, dear friends! Happy Blogiversary to me! And to you for being my blogging friends!! It's so good to check in with you this and every morning. Let me just tell you what's going on around here, and then we'll get to the giveaway. Okay?

The biggest accomplishment yesterday was to finish off the sixth of seven rows of blocks on Ella's Flower Garden. I should easily be able to finish off the quilting today.


Here's how it's looking from the back. Can you see the four-petal flowers that form from those Terry Twists? I really enjoy quilting that motif. It looks pretty from the back, and one can cover a lot of ground without cutting thread if one sticks to the path of righteousness...meaning, if one doesn't lose one's way, as I do occasionally.


All of this was accomplished with the assistance of my steadfast helper cat. He really loves the mid-arm machine. It makes for excellent chin scratching. If you don't know this already, just know that kitties have very itchy chins.


We recorded the January 6th hearings yesterday morning to watch later in the afternoon. While we watched, I stitched up the next section of Calendula Patterdrip's Cottage. The stitching is less dense here, and so I moved my hoop to the right to capture just a bit more of the spiderweb.


It was a warm day and time to give the flowers a drink. Unless we've just been very lucky, I think my pinwheels are deterring the squirrels and the deer. For the first time since planting them, I have some actual blooming geraniums. The squirrels were biting them off as fast as the buds could form.


Here's a pink one here.


Same goes for the dahlias. There were lots of flowers when I planted them. Then none. Now some!


We have actual cherry tomatoes coming on. It's about darned time.


I was surprised to see ten flowers on the Red Cardinal clematis. A bunch opened seemingly overnight.


And these funny little Dr. Seuss flowers on the hens and chicks are opening. We were in the middle of a heat dome when their buds formed last year. They shriveled up without ever opening, poor things. As a succulent, they were not happy about such hot weather. It's good to see them back again.


Around front, the whiskey barrel there is empty of anything right now. Last year, I planted Black Eyed Susans here, thinking they would return this year. I haven't seen any sign of them, and so I sprinkled some California poppy seeds there last week. Now they are sprouting. I'm hoping I didn't plant them too late, and that we'll still get flowers this year.


Around the back side of the house, the smallest clematis finally put out a flower. This is another one that got bitten off every time a bud formed. You can see that something has been nibbling at its petals.


I gave it its own pinwheel a couple of days ago. Now maybe we'll get more flowers.


The lavender is in fine form too. I've already snipped a handful or two for drying. It'll be used in next year's lavender tea, used to make the Bees Knees cocktails.


Mike has been hard at work squirrel-proofing the greenhouse. Yesterday, he shoveled a layer of gravel, then covered it with landscaping plastic. That will keep weeds from growing up through it. Then, he laid down a brick border. He was gone when I was taking this picture, picking up some pea gravel to cover the landscaping plastic.


By day's end, he had the whole thing finished. I've already ordered four large flower pots to put on the left side (the sunny side). There, I'll plant dahlias, and be hopeful for flowers next year. Dahlia bulbs have to be dug up each winter where we live to prevent freezing. By putting them in pots, we'll be able to move the pots into the garage in winter, and we won't have to dig them each year.


Inside, the first flower has formed on one of the pickling cucumbers. These are so late. I doubt we're even going to get any cucumbers this year. Still, I continue to be hopeful we'll get at least enough for some refrigerator pickles.


Okay, so thank you for wading through that update. Let's get to the good stuff, shall we? 

Sorry…this giveaway is closed.

Today I'm celebrating 12 years of blogging by giving away an 8-fat quarter bundle of this Sunburst Summer Days fabric by AGF Studio for Art Gallery Fabrics. It seemed like something bright and summery was in order.


Consider this my thank you for your readership, your many kind comments and suggestions, and your encouragement over these many years. 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 any travel plans you might have for what remains of summer. Please leave your comment here on the blog. If you are an email follower, simply click on the title of this post to be taken to the actual web page. You can leave your comment there.

2. Since this giveaway is to thank those of you who have followed along over the years, this prize is 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 me celebrate the day! I'll leave this giveaway open through Saturday, July 16th and announce the winner sometime on Sunday, July 17th.

Good luck everybody!

91 comments:

Barbara said...

May you live as long as you wish and love as long as you live. ~ Robert A. Heinlein

BJ Coleman said...

Hello Barbara! Ive been following you for about 3 years, I think. Lost you for a while recently when Bloglovin’ went bonkers and had to go get you back again. Because I love your cheerful, snappy Cat blog! I have cats myself and I swear they are little tricksters in disguise! So that giveaway fabric pack looks like the sort of thing I like and I sure hope I win! Keep up the bloggin and the traveling and especially the quilting!! Cheers, Bonnie C. In GA. cole0319@bellsouth.net

Bridget said...

:) I don't follow (there are reasons I don't follow anyone) and I don't need fabric so that is good too. I do want to tell you that if you have not been to the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore you may want to consider it in your fall plans...it is fabulous!!!

Roxana said...

Been following you for about 4 years, love your posts and of course, the cats. Just lost my last cat a couple months ago, she got old and I had to have her put down. So sad. Keep up the good stuff, and remember to have fun!
Roxana Marsh
nevvadablue43@gmail.com

Kathy E. said...

Oh, how I enjoyed the tour of your flower gardens this morning! Our Midwest weather was so crappy earlier in the spring that I didn't plant much, so seeing your colors and buds gave me hope for next year! I've been a blog follower of yours on Bloglovin for quite a while (years?) and want to congratulate you for adding such great content to my reading pleasure...happy blogiversary! duchick at gmail dot com

abelian said...

I follow you with Feedly, and have been enjoying the kitties, the quilting, the travel and the recipes for a few years, now. But not 12 years! I have been hoping to get across the country to my California mountain house this summer, but I’ll probably end up just traveling virtually with you. Dot

Sher S. said...

I've been following you almost the whole time you've been blogging. I love to see and hear about all that goes on at Three Cat Ranch. We are headed to Calif. the end of the month to visit friends and family Then home to see one daughter and daughter-in-law coming to see Disney. We did a Rhine river cruise this month and saw so many sights. Amazing.

Mary C said...

Happy Blogiversary!!!
I follow you by email feed and also on Instagram. I have been following a little over a year I think. I found you through Pinterest - It's Raining Cats and Dogs quilt.
Every day I look forward to your daily post. In addition to the quilting stuff, I love hearing about the cats, the garden, the recipes, local wine, and your travels. I have often wondered about the big guy in the background, what does he do while you are working on quilts, aside from greenhouse critter intrusion mitigation?
Thank you so much for sharing, you make so many folks happy and probably a bit envious every day!
Since I just gave away 2 cartons of fabric and still have too much, I don't need to be entered in the prize drawing, but I appreciate your giving it to someone.
THANK YOU!!!

Chris K. said...

I follow you with Feedly. For the last couple of months I've had to click through to your blog, because not all the pictures show up in Feedly. I wouldn't want to miss a cat picture!

Susan said...

Happy 12th Blogaversary. I have been following your blog for I am guessing 10 years. I was following via email until you switched to feedly, which is how I follow you now. I continue to follow as I love the humor in your blog, and all the beautiful pictures of flowers, quilts and especially cats.:-)

Kathaleeny said...

Happy Anniversary. Came her for the quilts but fell in love with your cats and smaller recipes.

Elizabeth Rodgers said...

I have followed you on your blog, instagram, and facebook. I have so much fun with you and hubby and the cats...well what is there to say, they are great. Thank you so much for sharing.

Elizabeth Rodgers said...

Sorry, email is e18639@bellsouth.net Getting old is no fun.

Marianne said...

I enjoy reading about your travels and am now planning a trip to Wis by car myself. I also enjoy seeing your plantings which are lovely. I read you via email. Thanks so much for all your great recipe links, too!

Connie W. said...

Congratulations on the 12 years of blogging! Your daily updates are a joy to read. My husband and I are leaving today for the Redwood Owner's Group rally in Shipshiwana, Indiana. It's been three years since the group has been able to gather.
Wishing you many more years of blogging, quilting, gardening and travel.
Connie W.

Renata S said...

Hi, your cucumbers are farther along than mine. I am hoping the heat in the next month helps mine bloom. i enjoy watching how you quilt your quilts. I follow you via facebook.

Auntiepatch said...

Congrats! I've been following you for years on your blog, Facebook, & Instagram. I travel along with you on all your trips because my husband doesn't travel. I love your travel photos and the photos around the homestead. I missed a couple of years when you had trouble with emails or something but I found you again and I'm back. Give the kitties a chin scratch from Auntiepatch and a hug for Mike!

NancyA said...

Barbara, since I am trying to downsize my stash, I don’t wish to be added to the give away. I just wanted to wish you a Happy Blogversary and to tell you how much I have enjoyed following all of activities I don’t know how long I have been reading your blog, but I first found you when you were going to Ireland. I think that has been a few years. I enjoy everything you blog about; we have a lot in common. You are a great writer and make everything you write about so interesting, from your darling cats to quilting, to your travels. And your photography is impressive, as well. Thank you for being there for me to read with my morning coffee. Hope you have many more such blogversariesbto come!

Quilting Babcia said...

Congratulations are definitely in order especially since you blog every day, not once or twice a month like many of us. I really like the backing fabric for Ella's Garden. Picked our first sungold tomato this morning but it will likely be another week or so until we have any more. Celebrate today, will there be cake for two?

Sara said...

Happy Blog-iversary! Hope all that hard work will pay off in keeping those pesky squirrels out of the greenhouse.

carol said...

I have enjoyed the cats, nature, gardening, the battle with animals, the trips, the food cooked, eaten, shared recipes/restaurants, embroidery, quilts, shopping, quilting, your machines, and life.

Becky Ensinger said...

I follow through email and Facebook. Thank you for the giveaway!

Jessica said...

No travel plans here. I follow via your blog although I no longer remember how I discovered it.

Janet M said...

Hi. Your so lucky Smitty and Sadie are good travelers, ours were not. We were boaters for years and we had a covered slip for a while. The barn swallows would land on the bow rails and make a huge mess so we bought a roll of plastic pennant streamers to wrap around the bow rails. Took care of the birds. Maybe they would help around your green house which is pretty cool by the way.
jaymack1058@att.net



Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

Your blog was a suggested blog for me on Bloglovin and every time it popped up I clicked on it and read all of the posts I had missed. I finally got smart and became a follower on Bloglovin. I like that you post every day because I would miss your flowers and Smitty if you didn't (and your quilting and your travels). I post every day too and most of the blogs I follow do also.
Happy 12 years of blogging!!!

Angei said...

I so look forward to your blogs. I of course enjoy the kitties life but watching your stitching that your turn into quilts is very beautiful. I have seen places that I will never get a chance to visit through your travels and thank you for that.
Congratulations on 12 years blogging and here’s πŸ₯‚to at least 12 more.

(Not sure if I am no reply or not, so here’s my email mommapeele@aol.com just in case)

Anonymous said...

Just to say what a wonderful job Mike has done, I always enjoy your blog, you write in a very conversational way. I found the blog many years ago, can't remember how I found you. I don't need any more fabric, (England anyway so that's a bonus for you!) love to you and your quilting buddies. Looking forward to your (our) autumn trip. Join you in the morning ready for the next 12 years, Elaine

Shirley said...

Congratulations on your 12 blog anniversary! I enjoy all your posts about travelling, quilting, cooking, gardening and cats! I follow you on Facebook/Instagram and read your blog. Thank you for the opportunity to enter the giveaway. (shirparks@gmail.com)

Marianne said...

Sorry! I was using my phone to comment and something happened that lost my email address. It's mkotch731@gmail.com.

Emma's Daughter said...

Happy blogiversary! I’ve been following you for years. I love all your travels and feel like I’m with you. I love seeing your kitties and love their personalities. I’m amazed at how organized you are with your quilting, your cooking, your blogging. It makes me want to do better! Thanks for all the hard work you put into writing your daily blogs. Rcoyle@olemiss.edu

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your blog. I always enjoy following you around the country on your trips, My husband and I really love Oregon. We’ve been to Cannon Beach many times, and have really enjoyed the air museum at McMinville a couple of times. Bend and Sisters are also favourites of ours. I love the adventures of Smitty and Sadie, and your cooking and gardening. I ‘follow’ you by googling your website every day (I don’t do Facebook, Instagram or any of those). Thanks for sharing your life with us lurkers! Candy

Elaine Walker said...

Happy 12 year blog anniversary. I’ve been following you for several years and really enjoy your blog. Love the cat posts as much as the quilting posts. No summer plans but do have a “sisters” cruise planned for October. 5 sisters! It will be a lot of fun.
Elaine elaine530@centurylink.net.

Unknown said...

My dear, I read you on Blogspot, have for years. But I followed you on Insta anyway. More Barb can only be good!!

piecefulwendy said...

I'm glad the pinwheels seem to be helping. Mike sure put in a ton of work on that little project. It looks great! Happy 12th anniversary - wish I'd been reading all of the 12 years, but I'm glad I've been here for as long as I have. Plus, I get to take virtual walks through your lovely garden and enjoy all the flowers! Of course, we can't forget Smitty and Sadie!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Barbara, on your 12th Blogging Anniversary!! I follow you by checking your blog post every day as I eat my lunch here in Virginia….I wasn’t sure how long I have been following along, so I did a little stroll through your blog archives, and, based on my reading those randomly selected posts, it looks like I started following along sometime in the first half of 2017…that was actually longer than I would have guessed….I was thinking it was around four years, but looks like it’s somewhere around five. It was fun looking at the older posts, and landing on quilts like Raining Cats & Dogs…. Or the Sundresses quilt, or the Bag Ladies Stitch Along! And there was the trip you and Mike, and the kitties, took around the perimeter of the USA!!
It is great to follow along on your travels, to have access to some great recipes, and to hear about the antics of those two four legged family members, as well as anything else you are kind enough to share….
Again, congratulations, and here is hoping you will continue on for more years to come!!
Sandra B
scb304@juno.com

Food and Fiber Floozie said...

I,m an email follower...and as soon as i recover from knee replacement surgery, i,m taking my honey on a surprise vacation to the rock and roll hall of fame for the beatles exhibit.

Vivian Helena said...

Look forward to your blog. Quilting, travel and foodie.
You helped get my blog back on after changing my email address.
Love seeing kitties and checking to find embroidery with quilting.
Love the area you live in as we resettle in Vegas.next time you are
Thru this area we need to get together. Vivian. Vivianhelena42@gmail.com

Susan C said...

Happy blog anniversary.! I look forward to your posts each day and have you saved in my favorites but just subscribed to follow you via email. I enjoy reading of your travels especially when you visit places I’ve never been to. I’m having cataract surgery next week and look forward to having clearer vision when the second eye is done two weeks later. Hopefully threading my needles will be easier!

CarolE said...

I enjoy reading about you and your husband's travels, your lovable cats, quilting and everything else. I think the other day Bloglovin (or whatever it is) went down as I didn't get anything for about four days. I looked up cat patches and was glad to see nothing had happened to you!

GCamden said...

I love all of your quilts and the beautiful embroidery you do. I especially enjoy going on all your travels with you and learning about the interesting parks where you camp.

Carolyn said...

I follow you on Bloglovin, although I usually see your posts first on the Quilter Blog site. Anyway, thanks for the tip about the pinwheels. I don’t have deer, but I do have squirrels.

Terri in BC said...

Congratulations on 12 consistent years! Perhaps when I retire in 2 years, I can strive to achieve the same. I don't have any upcoming travel plans, having recently returned from a trip to Slovenia and Croatia, with a little side of London thrown in. Glad I did before all the airport struggles started. Thanks for the opportunity! PS: I follow you on Facebook, and I have a link to your blog on my sadly-neglected blog!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Our tomato plants aren't putting out many flowers and certainly no hope of very many fruits at this rate. Lots of foliage though. No idea why.
Mike has certainly been hard at work - looks great.
(btw - don't enter me in your giveaway - postage, if I were to win, is too astronomical to Canada)

Michele T said...

Your flower garden is beautiful… I am struggling with mine, but maybe that’s because I prefer to quilt than get my hands dirty! Lol

Kara Benavides said...

I follow you through email. I like to compare how behind you are from me in East Tennessee, as we grow many of the same things, including cats.

Karen said...

I have been following you for years. My helper kitties (3 Siamese) wish they could enjoy the great outdoor like yours, but city streets are their nemesis.
However, they are great quilt judges to evaluate the snuggle quality of my quilts.

PWhite said...

Hi! Congrats! I follow you by email and I find it very interesting how different the blooming period is from where I live in Western North Carolina. I’m amazed at the number of projects you work on, rotating amount them. Keep up the good work and I look forward to your blog daily.

Andee Neff said...

You have been blogging almost as long as me. I started in Dec. 2007 (I need to do a fifteen year giveaway soon!) though I did slow way down for awhile I am back at it now. I was just refreshing my blog and taking off loads of folks on the sidebar that have stopped blogging. That is how I follow you, you have been on my sidebar for years. CONGRATS on still being here with us!

Anonymous said...

Happy Blogiversary! I've enjoyed seeing your projects, beautiful pictures of the plants in your yard, tasty recipes, wonderful trip reports and photos, and keeping up with the cats :) I'll leave the gift for others, but just wanted to thank you for sharing so much with us. Here's to many more years!

Shonnie said...

Happy blogiversary! I watch for your post every day. No travels this year, so I’ll have to enjoy yours vicariously. I follow with Feedly.

CA Bobbie said...


Twelve years! So many congrats, I'd like to ditto all the previous comments, with an added nod to your humor.
I don't know how long I've been a follower but it's an enjoyable way to start my day. I enjoy all the posts. Now my kitties are gone and my flower and vegetable planting days are past as well. It makes it doubly pleasant for me to read of your kitties and your plantings and of course the problems with the wildlife.I follow by email.

bcf said...

I look forward everyday to hearing about all you are doing. Your two cats are beautiful and so helpful. I appreciate your humor so much. It is good to get a giggle! Congratulations and thank you for blogging. I have been following for several years and have also had occasional problems with You are a joy to those of us who follow you!

Joan G said...

Happy Blogiversary! I don’t know how many years I have been following you, but I enjoy all of your posts - usually the way I start my day. I also appreciate your email responses to my quilty questions. Recently I have been learning how to use my Babylock Coronet - viewing lots of YouTube videos as well as taking an online class which is helping a lot. Important takeaways are that thread quality matters and check tension often. Thank you for sharing your days with us.

Dorothy said...

I think I've been a follower since day one, or shortly after :-) I so enjoy the road trips "we" take together. idaho-kcatcenturylinkdotnet

Suze said...

I don't remember where I found your blog, but it is one of my very favorites! Love hearing about the kitty antics, enjoy the wonderful plant pictures and reading about your travels and of course, love the quilting!

Cathy said...

Congrats on 12 years of blogging! I’ve been following you for slightly more than half that time, on Feedly, and you’re the first post I read every morning! Alfie and Darla always like to hear what’s going on with Smitty and Sadie. (Wink)

heartsease54 said...

I think that blue flower that you didn't know the name of (the one with the vetch in the picture) is wild lupine. I read you all the time but don't often comment.

Nancy said...

Happy 12th! I am trying to remember how long I have been following you and I am sure of at least 6 years. I started following thru bloglovin but recently added you to follow.it and get the daily email.
I have no major plans for the summer.
Your recent posts about cleaning out closets has inspired me to go thru some areas that need some purging so that is what I have been focusing on. I know I need to do some work in the sewing room as I recently unearthed a large mound of scraps. And I mean how the heck have they been able to hide so well. I am sure they are multiplying.

Debi said...

Thanks for your commitment to this blog. You really do inspire me. I appreciate your ideas and humor. Good luck to Mike and the Greenhouse! Cheers to many more years of quilting, cooking, traveling, and of course cats!

Robyn Rae said...

Hi from a very cold wintery New Zealand 🌝🌝

GranChris said...

I am not sure how long I have been following. I'm trying to switch to Bloglovin and the Bog webb so I don't have so many E-mails. Good luck with the squirrel. Happy Blog Anniversary. I am finishing 20 quilts with Art Gallery fabric that was donated to me. They are all headed to Oncology patients or Hospice. I just love the feel and colors. Have a wonderful day. Jmikebalou (at) aol (dot) com

Christine said...

Happy Blogerversary!!
I am not a quilter, just enjoy yours, so don't need the fq but thank you for offering it as a present.
The work on the greenhouse should be applauded. That is a neat piece of work and a great asset to the building. (lots of hand clapping!!)
Enjoy the day
Xx

Unknown said...

Good morning, I was told about your blog by a friend about five years ago. I have enjoyed reading about all your projects- quilting, food, gardening or other! Always fun to compare progress on your UFOs. As a cat person I look forward to hearing about Your feline friends are up to! Great trip descriptions. Always fun to start my day to read the blog. Thank you.

Lisa Marie said...

I follow your blog on my blogger dashboard/GFC. Several times over the years there have been blogger changes that made me think that wouldn't work anymore but luckily it still does. I always find your writing so entertaining, you have a talent for storytelling! And thanks for the quilting inspiration, love the Ella's Flower Garden quilt!
jklmengland at windstream dot net
lisaenglandvt at gmail dot com

Kathy S. said...

Happy, happy blogiversary. LOVE all the pics of your flowers. Our cats have itchy chins too. The Dr. Seuss hens & chicks are so cool. I've never seen those before. It will be exciting to see what comes out of your greenhouse. Glad our husbands are so handy. We are blessed. I follow via blogger.

Unknown said...

Happy blogiversary!! I've enjoyed reading about your quilting adventures as well as your travels. I follow on bloglovin'. No travel plans this summer, other than spending every weekend that we can at our lake house.

cnsews1 said...

Happy anniversary!. I've enjoyed following your travels. It's my way of seeing the world (the United States). Love your fabrics, cats, downsized recipes and travels

Unknown said...

Happy Anniversary and congratulations. Your dedication to this task is amazing. I do not comment very often but I do read your blog every day. You have been entertaining and informing me for about 6 years now and I thank you so much!

Lu Rae said...

Happy blogavesary Barb. I found you a little over a year ago and am so happy that I found you. I enjoy your blog every day and miss it when you are in communicato.
I like all the embroidery that you do, even though I don't do that. Anyway congrats and keep up the good work.

Marilyn said...

Happy Anniversary, Barb!
Love your blog!
Looks like Mike did a great job on your green house!
Am not planting a garden this year due to drought but mostly the ground squirrel invasion. They even ate my jalapeno last year! Sure miss the home grown tomatoes.
I use to have 4 sweet cats, now down to 1 3 legged precious cat.
Would love to RV but not possible so really enjoy reading about your trips.
Blessings, Marilyn

Kathy H said...

Happy. Blogaversary Barbara. I follow you through email and I’m always happy to see your posts. You and the kitties always brighten my day. I love your Ella’s flower garden. I’ve always wanted to make a scrappy quilt like that but my colors don’t seem cheerful enough. I’ll figure it out one of these days. Thanks for the inspiration.

Sue said...

I've been reading your blog for several years- I am a quilter with two cats and my husband and I USED to go camping in our motorhome- with the cost of gas now we haven't.

Rebecca said...

Congratulations on your 12 years of sharing with the wider world!!!

I love the variety of your posts and look forward to reading them each morning with a cup of tea. This morning I am starting with ice tea already.

Its been fun watching the wide range of kitty quilts thru the years and the sharing you do with the special landscape and portrait quilts have been intriguing to say the least.

The way I follow you is I have you bookmarked to check for a posting each day.

Betty said...

Happy 12th year blogging! I'm an old and twisted follower on Blogger and Facebook. No Summer travel plans for me since I'm still recovering from a broken foot. Hope to head out to Boston in the Fall to visit my son.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Happy 12th!! Always love you blooming photos. Mike has done a fabulous job on the greenhouse but I wonder how long it will take those wily rodents to figure it out?

Jean said...

Your blog is one that I never want to miss! Love the kitties, the quilts and your travels. I follow (quietly) by email and enjoy every single post. Thanks for sharing your life with us.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on 12 years. I've loved going on so many trips with you and your four-legged friends. Thanks for the inspiration to keep quilting and all those great recipes.































teri Russell

Scrapngmom said...

I used to,follow you by email, but now I follow you through feedly. I look forward to your blog every day. I especially love traveling vicariously with you. Scrapngmom@aol.com

Mary said...

Congratulations on 12 years of blogging! I absolutely love your blog, kitties, travels, flowers and garden, slow stitching, quilting!! What's not to love!! Have the best get away and let us all know every little detail!! You and your family are the best. Hugs from sunny Arizona.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on 12 years of interesting blogging. I started following by email several years ago and now get your posts on follow.it. I'm always interested in your quilts but also enjoy the recipes you share and have tried quite a few. The fabric you are offering is such a cheerful, colourful collection. quiltcarver at yahoo dot com

Julie A Hutcherson said...

Barbara, I love your blog, your quilts, your projects, your garden, your cats, and of course the hubs.

I read every post, and have for several years. I read online, directly on the blog.

Cheers & a happy 12 years more!!

Julie
creativejewel87
AT
gmail.com

Quilter Kathy said...

Happy Blogiversary! I get your blog posts arriving in my email and although I don't always have to time read them in a timely manner, I do eventually! I love your photos of the interesting and beautiful things you come across in the world, and also enjoy seeing what your snoopervisors are up to!
Great job on the machine quilting project!

Jedigram577 said...

I follow your blog in my email. I love cats and quilting and I enjoy your daily routine and adventures with the kitties. I wish I had as much energy as you do!

Shari said...

I have you bookmarked and check in several times each week. I've been following your blog since you first got Smitty. My only trips planned this year are to Pensacola, Florida. Hope to make it down there a few times before the end of the year. Congratulations on 12 years. Thanks for sharing your adventures with us!

Shasta Matova said...

Happy blogiversary! I follow you on Bloglovin. It is hard for me to make travel plans since I never know when my employer will need me to work.

linda schiffer (lindaschiffer at me dot com) said...

I enjoy reading your blog daily! I follow you with an rss aggregator app called Leaf on my iMac desktop (nice big screen for reading posts:)

Such a pleasure to watch you work - and I DO think you are funny.

Happy Anniversary!

:) Linda

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

Twelve years !~! I met you in the midst of my three years of grief finding your quilt in the AAQI auction and then your blog helped me through some dark days. It was “Your quilt-your rules” which gave me the freedom to make what I wanted and not worry about anyone else’s creativity and creations. For that I will never forget you.

Following you as you travel brings enjoyment too. Especially when you wrote that you crossed my bridge on one trip. Thanks for many years of your life, projects, pets, photos and recipes. (Please leave me out of the giveaway-too much fabric already; thanks.)

Edith said...

Congrats on 12 years. I guess I’m a lurker since I don’t follow anyone except on my own! I wonder if I’ve been reading your blog 12 years since I started quilting around 2008! I hope you enjoy another 12 years! I’m working on my embroidery blocks quilt but since I decided on EPP hexagons for the sashings it will take me forever to get the top together.

Elsie Weaver said...

Thanks so very much for your daily postings don’t feel like my day can start until I read your posts. Thanks for all the wonderful trips that I shall probably never make . Stay safe and keep,stitching!

Anonymous said...

Hi Barbara! Happy blogiversary! I’ve been following you for many years. I have a quick link direct to your page! You always give a wonderful view of life and great recipes and quilt and embroidery inspiration. Thank you! Our travel plan this year will take us to northern Wisconsin next month. A cabin on the lake. I hope to enjoy some slow stitching and bike riding with hubs and our puppy.
Your friend Janet jlsolarz@comcast.net

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Happy Blogiversary! I follow you on Feedly. We've done our travel for the summer - going to my BIL's wedding, then up to Niagara Falls, and back through Charleston WV for a quilt show.