Monday, April 9, 2012

Half Blogiversary and Giveaway!

A lot changes in 6 short months. Today my humble little blog in the quilting blogisphere is 6 months old. And I'm celebrating!

I've never celebrated a half birthday before. Have you? I figured out when mine would fall and perhaps it would be a fun thing to do every so often since it would be during the middle of the winter.  Once the kidlets are a bit older, we are going to give them the choice to have their parties on their half birthdays instead of their normal birthday because they were both born in December. Having birthdays right before the holidays isn't great.

My quilting life has come a long way. It was only early last summer when I even delved into reading quilting blogs and now I have one of my own, a bunch of terrific followers, some fun things to write about and share and I'm hosting events that other quilters actually want to participate in. Very cool!
So to honor this special occasion, I am giving away this set of 4 fat quarters to one lucky follower. It is from Michael Miller's Citron line.

Included is (in case the winner wants to get more):

Soleil CX 5183
Feeling Groovy CX 3359
Play Stripe CX 3137
Pluto Dumb Dot CX 2490

Delving into my stash to choose something to offer us wasn't easy. It is hard to part with fabric, any fabric. But this grouping grabbed my attention. It was part of a huge pile of lovelies that I received last fall from a wonderful friend and while I like the prints, the colors are just not me. I don't see myself ever using them. So off they need to go to someone who will love them more than I do.

To enter to win:

1) Be a follower of course and tell me...if you had to pick just one kind of cake to celebrate with when your birth anniversary rolls around, what would it be....cake flavor, filling (if there is one) and icing type/flavor. As a cake decorator I'm curious.

2) Blog about this giveaway and come back to tell me about it.

3) Post about this on Facebook and come back to let me know.

Entries are open until midnight on Thursday, April 12th. I'll pick a winner on Friday the 13th. If these fabrics are calling to you, enter to make them your own today.

14 of you added your own colorful comments:

Unknown said...

Happy blog-birthday! My we're kindred spirits; I'm brand new to quilting and it's blogs like yours, where I'm getting my inspiration. And I see you love the Ghastlies too! I just started collecting fabrics and hoping that down the line, a Ghastlies quilt will emerge.

My favorite cake...chocolate fudge cake with fluffy buttercream frosting. If I could put any filling in the middle it would be the fudge with crunchies they put in Dairy Queen ice cream cakes...yum.

shel704 at aol dot com

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Tim Sternberg said...

My favorite cake,chocolate fudge cake.

hueisei said...

Happy half blogiversary!
I'm a follower and I would suggest a Tiramisu cheesecake. Yummy! :)

Janet said...

I am a follower. I don't like traditional cakes that much. Usually I am most happy on my birthday when someone makes me 1)butter tarts 2) coconut cream pie 3) berry trifle.

charlotte said...

I am a new follower. I found your blog through Madame Samm. My favorite cake is chocolate with chocolate frosting.

Vicki said...

Happy Blog-ivesary
I am a follower I just made a fabulous coconut cake for Easter It was the first time. It was quite involved and it is certainly my all time favorite I made it all from scratch no less but it was worth it 4 layers of coconut cake, 7 minute frosting with coconut yum yum I may have to have the last piece for

Vicki said...

I don't blog but have sent my quilter buddies your blog address to check it out

Vicki said...

I just posted about your blog on Facebook

Gill said...

Lemon drizzle for me every time! in fact although it's not my birthday(!) I've made one today using Mary Berry's recipe as ever!
Happy Half Blogiversary!

Catskill Quilter said...

Congrats on your half-year blogaversary! I am a happy regular follower, and find it amazing that you are rolling along so smoothly after such a short time! Bravo!

mumasu said...

Happy half blogiversary. I love a coffee and walnut cake everytime (a bit too much really). I'm off to see how to link to your blog from mine :)

Richard Healey said...

Happy Half Year.

Cathy said...

Cherry would be mine. With vanilla icing and vanilla ice cream. I can taste it now. Happy Half Year. I am just starting.