Sunday, 9 February 2014

Belated Blogiversary GIVEAWAY

Look - it's me!

I did it again - I missed celebrating my Blogiversary in January so I am celebrating now instead!  Happy belated 2nd Blogiversary to me!!

This little blog started after I returned to the UK from a trip home to Canada for the Christmas holidays.  When I was home I decided that I wanted a way to share the 'crafty shenanigans' that I was getting up to so my family could see how I spent my spare time [waves hello to family].  And here I am two years on and I still love blogging as a way of sharing!  Thank you to everyone who pops in to look around, to those who follow by GFC, email and Bloglovin and to everyone who takes the time to comment - I appreciate each and every one of you!    

To show my thanks and to celebrate two years, I am having a giveaway.  I love giveaways - and hope you do too!  I've gathered a few things for one winner to enjoy:


Up for grabs is a crazy selection of scraps in mostly blues and purples - two fat quarters worth!  I've also got Issue 2 of the Love Patchwork & Quilting magazine with bonus Tula Pink project book, a handmade finger pincushion with pins and some Aurifil Wool thread in a lovely blue.  I will no doubt add something chocolately in as well!!

So, to enter my giveaway, please tell me anything but if you need an idea, how about your favourite blog to follow.  This giveaway is open to anyone-anywhere.  Second entry if you follow me in some way!   Winner will be chosen in a random style and announced on this post and by email.  Giveaway is open until 15th February 2014 and winner contacted soon after.

Good luck and happy sewing.

**GIVEAWAY IS OVER**  Thank you to everyone who entered!

Congratulations to Rachel of mammafairy sews!

170 comments:

Karen M said...

Oh my goodness, Amy. Of course your blog is my favorite. Thanks for the chance to win these goodies.

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Happy two years Amy! It's too hard to pick one, just look at the list I follow - they all inspire me, including you of course!

Michele T said...

How sweet to celebrate your two years blogging with a giveaway!! We are enjoying the last few days watching the Olympics!!

Michele T said...

I am following you and your blog via Bloglovin' - thanks for the chance!!

LittleHouseontheDairy said...

Hmm... I like lots but one I enjoy is the refashionista.

Betsy said...

Congratulations Amy. I already follow you with bloglovin

LittleHouseontheDairy said...

I follow you on feedly.

Betsy said...

I love reading all blogs for inspirations. I have a grand baby due in September so I have a lot of sewing to do so these blues would come in perfectly . Thank you

lobstergrrrl said...

I don't have time to blog between working 2 jobs, but I love to read other peoples blogs to stay in the loop and be inspired. That new Love and Patchwork magazine looks fabulous! I Tula. Thanks for the chance to win! And btw, I love the mini you made for DQS14.

sew.darn.quilt said...

Happy Anniversary, Amy! I have a few favourites but you and your shenanigans are one of my top views! What part of Canada did you visit?
Thank you for the chance :)

sew.darn.quilt said...

I follow you through bloglovin'/GFC

Coser Tejer Crear said...

Happy Blogoversary Amy! Theres too many favorite blogs! I cant choose one. This is a great giveaway, thanks for the chance!

Coser Tejer Crear said...

Im not a follower, I was a stalker! hahahahaha Yes, I follow you vía Bloglovin!

Debbie said...

I can't pick one blog as my favorite because there are too many wonderful blogs. I look forward each day to the time I have set aside to read the blogs I follow. So many talented people with so many creative ideas.

Debbie said...

I follow you via bloglovin.

Leanne said...

Happy blog birthday and thank you for the lovely collection of goodies. I too could never pick a favourite blog, over 1000 appear in my reader. I love yours, I hope to be reading it for years to come.

Leanne said...

I also follow you, in Feedly and probably on Bloglovin too.

Emma's Daughter said...

Congratulations! I follow over 100 blogs and love them all. I get my inspiration from all of you. Rcoyle at olemiss dot edu

Margareth Tai said...

Happy Anniversary! May you blog for many more years to come! My favourite blogs are those that have to do with bag making and patchwork.

Rosa said...

Congratulations Amy.It`s nice meet you!!

Rosa said...

I follow many blogs and anyone have his aura so it`s hard to choose only one favorite.

Thanks for the chance.I`m a follower by GFC.

Heather H. Karr said...

I follow via Feely :)

Heather H. Karr said...

Thanks for the chance to win! The blogging community is so supportive, it's an awesome place to be.

Izzy said...

I follow many blogs and I always find such inspiration from all of them, including yours! I've learned so much since joining the online quilting community. Happy blog anniversary Amy! :-)

Izzy said...

And I follow you with Bloglovin'.

mammafairy said...

Happy second bloggiversary to you! I am guilty of not noticing time going past, too!

mammafairy said...

yes, I have you in my side bar, so I follow you!

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

Happy 2 years of blogging and many more to come!!

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

Of course I'm a follower via GFC…always enjoy visiting :)

Joyce Carter said...

Happy Blogiversary, Amy, and thank you so much for your giveaway. I love all the blogs that I follow so it would be hard to choose just one. Each is unique in its own way.

Joyce Carter said...

I am a follower through GFC.

Kaylee said...

I started my blog as a way to keep me motivated to get projects done. I think I'm the queen of WIPs.

Kaylee said...

I also follow you via Bloglovin.

Mara said...

I have started following this blog
http://missourimel.com/
because she has some great projects and she also shows all of the current giveaways, which I have added you to the pages.

Mara said...

I follow you.

Stephanie said...

Happy Blog Anniversary. I like the Missouri Quilt Company and Lori Holt.

Pickles Quilting said...

Happy Blogiversary!!! I am a happy follower via Bloglovin'. :)

Stephanie said...

Following Bloglovin' @ The Simplified Home

Cindy said...

Happy 2nd blogiversary! I found you on flikr, and I just started following you by email,

Cindy said...

Happy 2nd blogiversary! I found you on flikr, and I just started following you by email,

Cindy said...

I've become addicted to paper piecing so I love blogs that feature paper piecing. Quilt Art Designs, Quiet Play and Fandom in Stitches are my favorites!

Gill said...

Congratulations Amy!
Juliet at tartankiwi is one of my favourites!

Gill said...

GFC follower!

poppyinstitches said...

Happy 2nd Blogaversary!! I love tula's fabrics!

Flying Blind... said...

You need a doctor for those pimples!
Happy blogiversary. I reckon Sew Mama Sew is a good start and often leads me off in all sorts of bloggy directions xxx

Flying Blind... said...

Follow here by GFC xxx

Mokki said...

Happy two years of blogging! There are so many great blogs that I read, it's so nice that people want to share all of their crafty exploits. It's so inspiring. It would be impossible to choose just one

Jusmom1 said...

Thank you so much for the chance to win your wonderful giveaway! Happy blogiversary!

DebraKay Neiman said...

Congratulations on your Bloganniversary. Chocolate is ALWAYS nice. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

Catherine said...

Happy Blogversary:-) I love all the blogs I read!

grapes and hearts said...

Happy belated bloggiversary, Amy! I am glad I met you in London and I am looking forward to your next crafty shenanigans (I remember I asked you to spell that when we met two years ago in the sample swap :o)))
Love
Christine

grapes and hearts said...

And yes, your blog is in my feeder - though I am not sure if I follow directly via bloglvin or through GFC. The internet is a complicated thing :)

tubakk said...

Congratulations! I certainly love your blog, but just now I like The HEXIE blog, because they have a BOM going on. And of course I had to make the hexie blocks there.

tubakk said...

And I'm following you by Bloglovin', Google and wherever I find you. Thank for this great giveaway. I should need all of it, but I'm i special need of pink and blue scraps.

Pippa Parsons said...

Ohhh I follow on Google and feedly, love those scraps

barbara woods said...

bonnie hunters quiltville

barbara woods said...

or mine wont-to-bequilter

OhioLori said...

Happy Happy 2 Year Blogiversary!!

I follow you already on Bloglovin. I can"t say I have just one favorite Blog I follow...yours is on my List tho! lol Alwasy feels like I just spent time with a gooood friend!

Pippa Parsons said...

Happy blogiversary. Those 2 years have flown by and Ive cut down on my blog reading. I think instagram is taking a lot of the blog traffic

Karen said...

Happy blogversary. After your blog I love attic 24, always so jolly!

Karen said...

I follow your blog too

Linda said...

Congrats on two years of blogging! Isn't it just the best! I have lots of favourite blogs. Lots! I am having a giveaway too! Stop by.

Linda said...

I follow you on BL and GFC.

Tamie said...

I follow over 150 blogs so picking a favorite is hard. I love Red Pepper Quilts aesthetic and love Little Island Quilting for the pictures of where she loves. Her work is beautiful too.

Di said...

Happy bog anniversary and here is to a third crafty year. I love seeing what you get up to and all those WIPS. Di x

M-R Charbonneau said...

Yay! Congratulations, Amy! Woo hoo! Thanks for the giveaway!

Jo said...

Hi Amy,Happy Blogversary! Hope you have many more as your blog is so enjoyable.

Jo said...

I follow with bloglovin'

Jo said...

I follow with bloglovin'

Joan H. said...

Congratulations! I enjoy reading your blog as well as several others. They are an important part of my day

Kathy said...

Happy blogiversary albeit belated!!!I follow so many but one of my favorites is Kristy at Quiet Play but that's because she is such a prolific paper piecing pattern creator! I of course, check you out regularly,too :) Congrats

Melissa @ Missouri Mel said...

Congrats on your blog anniversary! :)

Debbie said...

Happy belated blogiversary! Thanks for the lovely prizes!

Debbie said...

I follow on bloglovin.

amy and the bad cats said...

Happy blogaversary!

amy and the bad cats said...

I follow your blog via bloglovin.

Jo said...

Happy blogiversary. I love reading you blog as well as many several others!

Jo said...

I follow by bloglovin!

handmadeby EvaRose said...

Happy Blog anniversary. I like your colorful style, I also follow sew mama sew and lots of others...love it when you post your work and tutorials.

handmadeby EvaRose said...

Happy Blog anniversary. I like your colorful style, I also follow sew mama sew and lots of others...love it when you post your work and tutorials.

Sharon Jones said...

I enjoy your blog .... lots, following your colourful work.

Happy Blogaversary xo

Sharon Jones said...

I follow you via bloglovin

SewLittleToSay said...

Happy Blogiversary. There are so many good blogs out there it is difficult to pick a favourite, especially as I tend to waver between dressmaking and quilting.

SewLittleToSay said...

I follow with Bloglovin.

DeborahGun said...

Congratulations Amy for a great blog :-)

Patti said...

Happy Blogiversary #2! Let me just say that when I'm in a hurry and can only read a couple blog posts that yours is one of the ones I choose to read...every time!

Lee said...

Happy Blogaversary! thank you for the giveaway - I follow many blogs - I love to read them! thank you!

Sowing Stitches said...

Oh Happy Day! :) May your next year be filled with many hours of creative fun!!!! :)

Catrin Lewis said...

You really want me to choose just one? Impossible! (Although yours is one of the ones I have to read before hitting that 'mark all as read' button ; 0)

Catrin Lewis said...

I follow via bloglovin x

Whit said...

Fun giveaway!! I love blogs!! One of my favorites is Maureen Cracknell!

Jan Baker said...

Family are wonderful. I got my two sisters into quilting and know we get together every week. Between all the laughing we manage to get some quilting done.

Jan Baker said...

I follow you by email.

Mary W Quilts said...

I follow many blogs, but one of my favorites is Quiltville. Congrats on the blog anniversary!

christie said...

Congratulations!!! Love the giveaway items....Love the creativity!!

patricia said...

I'm a blog peeker. Thanks for the look!

Archie the wonder dog said...

Happy bloggy birthday! I'm afraid I can't pick a favourite blog at the moment - there are just too many to choose from!

Archie the wonder dog said...

I follow you through Feedly.

Jen Barnard said...

I really like Jo's Country Juction. Thanks for the giveaway. jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

Bethany M said...

I am a new follower via bloglovin! :)

Bethany M said...

I really love to read Sew Mama Sew, they always have great posts.

Bethany M said...

I am a new follower via bloglovin! :)

Ann Grimes said...

I quilt therefore I am. :)

P Bybee said...

pramuditahandaristi at gmail dot com

Happy 2nd blogiversary! I just found your blog today., so I need to check out your old posts! :)

Cecilia said...

I'm a new follower via Bloglovin.

Cecilia said...

Congratulations! I'm afraid I can't pick just one, but I enjoy Maureen Cracknell Handmade and Ellison Lane are two I enjoy. Thanks for the giveaway.

Suze said...

I am a new follower on Bloglovin'.

Suze said...

Something to tell you - I like to craft - mostly quilt and a little knitting and embroidery. Congrats and thanks for the giveaway!!!!

camorton said...

Congratulations. I just discovered your blog.

Nita said...

Good morning and happy blogaversary! I have so many favorites but I'll give a shout out to Melissa over at 100 Billion Stars. She does such lovely things with colour.

Sheila said...

Congratulations on your belated blogaversary . I have many favorite blogs but yours would be at the top . Thanks for the chance .

Lilith said...

My favorite blog is a russian one, about embroidery and quilting. It's in russian of course, so i have to use google translation to try and understand their posts, tutorials etc lol
But they make beautiful little treasures with a few scraps, and some thread. I fell in love with their work. :)

Janie G said...

Where does the time go! Doesn't seem like 2 years already. I do love to follow via Bloglovin.

A giveaway too, oh my! Excuse to add to my stash *teehee*.

Beth said...

Happy Blog anniversary! I don't think I have a favorite blog - I like how each is different.

Beth said...

I follow you by email

BaggyQueen said...

Happy Anniversary.I am so glad that I found you on facebook.Here's hoping that I am the lucky one.

Peg said...

My favorite right now is Laundry Basket Quilts

kelly o! said...

Happy Blogiversary!!

What a fun giveaway!! I'm a huge fan of Tula Pink -- So your giveaway is especially exciting!!

Lawana said...

thanks for the lovely giveaway

Diane H said...

Greetings from Canada! I'm busy making a queen size QAYG quilt for our bed. My first one and I love it. Thanks for the fun giveaway.

Diane H said...

Following you now via email (laura84watt). Always great to find a new blog.

Sunnybec said...

I love to look at GreenFairy Quilts because of her beautiful quilting it inspires me to keep trying with my FMQ. I am English but now live in France. Love your little dog! Hugs Linda x

Sunnybec said...

I am your newest follower on Bloglovin :-)

vicki said...

Happy Blogaversary! Thanks for the giveaway. I follow you through Bloglovin. Yours is my favorite blog, of course! vickise at gmail dot com

Debbie Rogowski said...

Anything? :) your blog looks like fun to follow , I'm looking at what seems to be a Christmas Bunny, which is adorable!!. I'm working on a bunny door hanger right now. A friend sent it to me as she knows I love bunnies. (even little funny ones) Thanks for the chance to win some awesome stuff. I need to try some of that wool thread too.

Debbie Rogowski said...

Oh I just signed up for your blog to be delivered to my Outlook through RSS. If I do the other blog methods I can't seem to keep up lol.

Christine said...

I following you on Bloglovin :)

Thanks for the giveaway such great things to enjoy!

linda said...

always read tour goings on !!love the things you make !!

linda said...

follow on Bloglovin !!

Susan said...

One of my favorites is Cat Patches. I just connected to your blog from Missouri Mel's, another one of my favorites. I am eager to look around your blog.

June Robertson said...

Following you on Bloglovin'. I'm originally from the UK and now in Canada. Maybe we'll cross paths one day!

Tabitha Keener said...

I follow you on bloglovin and Happy Blogiversary! I'm a new quilter so I don't have a favorite yet, all of them have helped me out! Thanks for your blog, great inspiration and help when I don't know what to do!

tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

LethargicLass said...

I don't want to worry you, but I think you have the dreaded multi-spot measles! :) My favourite blog is probably Cat Patches, I have been reading for years and adore Barbara!

LethargicLass said...

I follow by email :) And Happy belated Blogiversary!

Kathy Davis said...

About me...When I was ten years old in the 1962, I asked all my neighbors for fabric and my mom taught me to hand sew a Nine Patch Block. Mom helped me put all the blocks together and Dad built a quilt frame. The best part is the whole family helped quilt, including my 2 older brothers. Lots of sore fingers later, we had a finished quilt and the best part is that I still have it today. Good memories!!
Kathy Davis
kdavis1@centurytel.net

Kathy Davis said...

I follow on Bloglovin.
Kathy Davis
kdavis1@centurytel.net

Emily C said...

Well, my favorite blog to follow is SewmamaSew. (I assumed you meant that yours was excluded. People usually ask that question when they want to find new blogs to follow.)

barbara woods said...

Congrats,glad I found your blog

barbara woods said...

Follower by email

Lisa said...

Lets see I would just flip for just the magazine! Still haven't found it here! I follow many and love yours and Madam Samm's. Just because we do communicate and such great ideas!

Lisa said...

I follow in all ways and it is incredible here we are after two years! Love it! Here is secretly hoping Iiii win! Have a wonderful week and Happy Anniversary my dear!

Gail Taylor said...

Happy Blogversary!!! I enjoy your blog, but I have a look at Bonnie Hunter's blog everyday - quiltville.blogspot.com

Dahlia Anderson said...

Happy Blogiversary Amy!

tanyaPBE said...

Happy 2 year anniversary! Congrats and keep it coming.

Karen Fisher said...

thank you for the chance

syfalkenstein said...

Happy Blog-versary

syfalkenstein said...

I follow through Bloglovin

Ellee said...

Congratulations on your 2nd Blogiversary! As a new follower by email I look forward to exploring your blog. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

Skeins and Greens said...

Congrats and I want to celebrate with you by winning!

Eliana said...

What a great blog!

LindaBee said...

I love Tula Pink. I'm trying to break out of a rut and try some modern quilting. I've been collecting fabrics. Would love to win your giveaway.

Maria said...

Happy Anniversary Amy. I couldn't possibly even begin to choose a favourite blog but love all sewing and crafty blogs. Yours is right up there at the top of my list.

Maria said...

I follow your blog by email that way I now I'm not going to miss anything. I love reading your posts. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway and the chance to win.

Indianna said...

2 years! I have lots of favourite blogs many you already follow but alifeunderquilts.blogspot is my newest one after receiving an EPP book for Christmas.

Indianna said...

I follow you on Bloglovin too.

mumasu said...

Hi Amy thanks for hosting this giveaway. I follow you on bloglovin. I look at lots of blogs all doing different things, sewing cooking, crafting, self sufficiency. A hilarious blog is called Going Gently, give it a look-see.

Amy DeCesare said...

Cheers to two years, Amy! I'm now following you via email. So glad that you've joined in the Skinny Pinnie Pincushion Swap, so I can get to know you better! I love following sew many blogs...if I could only see one, it would be Pleasant Home.

Kathi said...
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Katie said...

Happy Blogversary! :)
Amazing that you found the time and enery to post regularly over the last two years!
Thanks for the chance to win, Amy.

Katie said...

I'm following you via bloglovin.

SueAnn W said...

I just love following all my blogger people. THAT's a problem when there are so many talented people out there i bloggers ville. I appreciate the fact that you find yourself behind as often as I do! Thank you for this chance to win........and oh yes I do follow you.

nicolesender said...

I enjoy your blog. Happy 2 years!

nicolesender said...

bloglovin follower: Nicole Sender

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Wow...lovely give away..please count me in. I can't possibly pick a favourite blog...but I sure do like the ones written by fellow Canadians living in the UK :o)

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Second entry comment as I follow you in Feedly :o)

Tania said...

My favourite blog to follow that is inspiring me to try my first quilt and embrace color is Stitched in Color.
Thanks for the chance to win.

becky said...

I follow your blog through e-mail. Thanks for everything and the awesome giveaway. Becky
derry04@yahoo.com

becky said...

I have many blogs I follow LOVE all the encouragement, advice, projects and general thoughts all the great bloggers offer. I am impressed with how much time and effort that must go into writing a blog on top of crafting and life in general. Thank you for all you do. Becky
derry04@yahoo.com

sofen said...

Congratulations!

I would love to win :)

jachelno at gmail dot com

sofen said...

I follow by Bloglovin already

jachelno at gmail dot com