Friday, January 9, 2015

“Number 5” Giveaway and Sale!

Earlier this week my husband asked me how long I’ve been blogging and my answer was pretty vague.  Last night I took the time to go check my very first blog post.  It was exactly 5 years ago today!

screenshot of first blog post

Five years? Really?  Already?  Well, since my hubby’s question was so well-timed I have decided to celebrate with a giveaway and a sale.  Get ready to be bombarded by the number 5!

*GIVEAWAY!!!*

I’m going to give away one of my patterns to 5 randomly drawn winners (pattern is winner’s choice), one for every year of blogging.  Since I’ll email them out to winners as PDF files, shipping isn’t an issue so wherever you live, you can enter the giveaway.  Just leave me a comment here on this post by the end of January13th (that’s 5 days, counting today), no other hoops to jump through.  If you want to tell me how long you’ve ben blogging, that would be fun, but it’s optional.  In fact, you don’t have to be a blogger to enter. Just make sure I have a way to contact you.  If I pick your name and I don’t have a contact email for you either through your blog or in the comments, I’ll have to pick another name.  I’ll randomly pick 5 winners on January 14th.  Good luck!

balloons
*SALE!!!*

In the meantime you might want to take a look at my “patterns for sale” page to decide which pattern you’d like me to send you if you win.  While you’re there you’ll notice coupon codes in the pattern descriptions.  I’m offering 20% off my $9.00 patterns in my Payhip shop.  Click on the pattern name to go to the pattern’s payhip sales page and enter the pattern’s coupon code at checkout.  It’s a bit of a clunky process, but it’s 1/5th off the regular price just the same!  Coupon codes will expire on January 13th.

And just for fun, here’s a selection of early my early quilting efforts, pre-blogging. Have a great day!

matthew's quilt 2IMG_0737IMG_1949Sport matching pillow
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28 comments:

  1. Five years! Congrats!! And it's funny that you looked back on the anniversary of the day you started. I've been blogging since June of 2013. Looking forward to seeing more of your creations.

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  2. Happy Blogaversary!! Funny - I've been blogging pretty much exactly 5 years as well.... my start to blogging was interrupted by preparations to our son's wedding and now 5 years later, my blogging time is being interrupted by my daughter's wedding(in 2 weeks time)! Hoping to celebrate my 5 years when it's all over though! Great giveaway, your quilts are so happy :-)

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  3. Congratulations on 5 years. I first blogged 5 years ago but have been almost invisible so this may be the year for more posts.

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  4. Wow! Happy 5th Blogiversary! I loved seeing your earlier quilts in this post. Your quilts are so bright and cheerful.

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  5. Happy Bloggaversary Joanne. It's so cool. My blog will be a year old in exactly one month from today!

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  6. Congratulations on 5 years. I dont have a blog but I do enjoy yours..Val

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  7. Congratulations on a wonderful accomplishment! I have never blogged. Maybe someday. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

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  8. It's gone quickly hasn't it?! Look at all that you have achieved in that time - so many beautiful quilts, projects and now selling your own patterns. I have enjoyed every post and the friendship that developed as a result. Congratulations.

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  9. CONGRATULATIONS ON 5 YEARS OF BLOGGING I DO NOT HAVE A BLOG BUT ENJOY FOLLOWING YOURS AND A FEW OTHERS FOR INSPERATION. hjrogers@sympatico.ca

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  10. Congratulations on 5 years! I think I've been blogging about 4 years. I've had to lay it aside because I have been taking care of senior parents. One with stage 7 Altzheimers.
    I love your cheerful patterns. They add sunshine to my day! Hard to pick but I need Snowflake #1...
    Thanks souch for the giveaway!

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  11. Oh!!! My email in case I win is
    quilter552001@yahoo.com
    Sorry I forgot to add it in my post!!

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  12. I've been blogging for around four years, not sure which year so I'll have to go check that out but I do know I started in August of whatever year it was! Congratulations on 5 years blogging. I found you recently and subscribed right away. My blog is http://quilterinmotion.net so drop in some time.
    Marsha quilterinmotion(at)gmail(dot)com

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  13. Doesn't time fly? I've been blogging about 7 years!!

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  14. Congrats on 5 years! I think it's about 2 and a half years for me--doesn't seem that long!

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  15. Congratulations on five years, Im not a blogger but I enjoy following them and your is one of my favorites. Kelly43229@hotmail.com

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  16. Congratulations on 5 years of blogging. I am not nor ever have been a blogger. It is going to be hard choosing just one pattern if I win.

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  17. Congrats on your blogging anniversary! It is so wonderful of you to share your projects and giveaway with all of us. creeksidequilts@gmail.com

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  18. I came here from APQ just a few days after you did, and I'm so glad I did! The joys we old APQ bloggers have shared though these years and those previous ones have truly been great! I'm glad to call you my friend! ---"Love"

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  19. Congrats on five years!. I started a couple months ago.

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  20. Love your blog and designs. I have not started the snowflakes yet but I will post them even if I am very late! Congratulations on your five year anniversary of your Blog.

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  21. After you asked, I went back to see when I started blogging off the APQ site - same date as you! I can't believe it's been that long either, but it's been fun watching all you do and being inspired...and having someone else out there who goes bright a lot to make me feel better that I'm not the only crazy one!

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  22. Oh boy - love those red and white quilts....and the houses.... well, I always love all your quilts! Happy 5 years. I checked mine and was surprised it was Oct 2007 on my current blog! Yikes.... that is a while.

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  23. Congratulations Joanne! 5 years is quite an accomplishment!

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  24. Suddenly remembered I needed to get on the laptop (iPad is not conducive to comments) and leave you a comment so I can also enter the giveaway! FIVE years of blogging wow, congrats! I went back and read that very first post...absolutely LOVE your very first blue and green (gee, I wonder why) quilt. And your son's was so bright and happy! A continued trend in your quilts :-)

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  25. Well done on your 5 year anniversary! Love your blog. I've just gotten back into quilting after a 30 year hiatus (I just retired). I'm sure I'll blog about it once I get back into the swing of things again. Things sure have changed since I last quilted - LOL!

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  26. Happy 5th anniversary!
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

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  27. I found your blog this afternoon while looking for a colorful / bright baby quilt.
    I enjoyed the vibrant colors that your have chosen for your quilts and am drawn to your quilt patterns. I'm off to buy a few of your quilt patterns. And... if I'm lucky maybe I'll win one of the patterns.

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  28. I would love to win one of your patterns,
    thank you
    beebee70394@yahoo.com

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