Sunday, March 11, 2012

Of course you all know what happens in March?

Did you guess it's my blogging birthday?
That's right I'm celebrating my 5th year of blogging, totally amazing!
So each March I have a wee give-away, just a wee something little to say thank you to my readers and friends who pop by and leave such lovely comments.
This March is no exception. This March I'm going to put all comments into the draw to win four fat quarters of this beautiful linen fabric, held together with string and one of my fabric brooches.




So all you have to do to enter is leave a comment on my blog between now the end of March. If you don't have a blog, make sure you leave a contact for you.

Each year I'm amazed that I still get so much enjoyment from blogging, and it makes me realise that the friendships I make mean so much.

So here's to another year of friendships and creativity, I hope you'll join me on the journey!
Carole x

53 comments:

Katie said...

I alsways love to stop in and see your beautiful blog! xo
And, I am such a fabric junkie...gotta sign up. :0)

Heloise said...

Congratulations on 5 years of blogging. I am a few months behind you. Lovely collection of linen.

Lottie said...

Happy blogging Birthday.

Funnily enough I remember when I first found you - I loved the title and was intrigued to see what the blog was about - never dreaming that I will be on a wonderful visit to a farm, a journey around New Zealand - a country which we have toured from one end to the other staying in homestays and farms in magical places out of the way. The holiday of a lifetime.

Then of course there were your fabulous fabric projects, and I 'watched' your confidence grow as you offered an online book tutorial - and hearing you with a very bad cold, with the camera near you - and another when you were in the middle of recording and the phone went, and the tute abruptly stopped. It was wonderful, so unpretentious, and 'real' and I loved it.

And how you have progressed - I felt the elation when you got a job, and the uncertainity when you had a stall at your very first craft fair.

You have come a very very long way in a short space of time. I look forward to continue your journey over the next five years.

Sincere best wishes
xx

Julie said...

Very happy fifth blogversary Carole. I've got a feeling it's my fifth this year too. Doesn't time fly! I'm sure there'll be many more happy travels ahead too. Your giveaway linens are beautiful but please forgive me if I say don't include me in the draw, I am drowning in stash here :-)

imsteelefullofscrap said...

Congrats on 5 years of blogging I am more a lurker real quik thru the day when I get a chance would love to be entered in your giveaway

Pretty Ragged Threads said...

Congrats on 5 years blogging. I love fabric so please put my name in the hat.

Penny said...

Happy blog anniversary, love your blog, always reminds me of several lovely visits to NZ, hoping to get back again soon.
I always seem to stock up on wool when I am there.

SuZ Stuff said...

HAPPY 5TH !!!!
LOVE STOPPING BY TO SEE WHAT YOU'R UP TO---

Erin Fish said...

I am new to your blog and so in love with your beautiful creations that are so inspiring.
Thank you for this opportunity.

ANNA said...

Have been an avid follower of your blog forf years now please enter me in the draw would love one of your broches.

Suztats said...

Happy Blogaversary! Hoping to share the "madness and mess" and be inspired for many years!

Annette said...

Happy anniversary... well done on 5 years of blogging...
hugs

Linda said...

Oh, yum!!!! And congratulations! I thought you were talking about March Madness Basketball! hahaha Love the linen better!

MosaicMagpie said...

5 years of blogging! Congratulations, I always enjoy my visits here.
Deb

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Congratulations dear Carole - five years blogging that's a huge achievement - well done!!
But it's all the other things that you've done as part of your blogging journey that has impressed me.

You're a constant inspiration to us all with your on-line classes, the exquisite quilts you make and the wonderful pieces in your on-line store, plus all the swaps and things you share in your QBV group.
I only wish I had half of your energy!!!!

I feel I'm one of the lucky ones, as I've met you dear Carole and know what a fun loving person you are, having spent a fantastic fun day together at the textile fair last year - can we do it again this year?!!!

love
Shane x

Irene said...

I discovered your blog last year en took your onine bookcourses. Enjoyed it soo much, made two beautiful books .. and followed you ever since. It's amazing to do this: from one side of the world (Europe) to connect with someone creative on the other side!
I sign up: love the fabrics and the brooch.
Go on, enjoy the blogging for years to come!

Diane (di) said...

Wow. Five years... Happy Blogging Birthday Carole!

I really do love the 'madness and the mess'. ;)

Ati. said...

Congratulations on 5 years of blogging Carole. Your blog is still a source of inspiration for me :) The journal course I followed was so much fun!
Please trow my name in the hat for the lovely linens .

dosierosie said...

Gosh 5 years, well done and thank you for a great blog and for your great course" the road to my house". My husband thinks my hanging is wonderful and has moved a picture so it is hung very prominently.
Gillx

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Congrats on 5 years! It goes by quickly doesn't it. Beautiful linens and brooch you are giving away. Thanks for the opportunity to win such a nice prize!

jan said...

Happy 5th year of blogging, lovely blog...thanks for stopping by...Janice

ShabbyChicShaz said...

Where do the years go? Many congratulations on 5 years! What a fab selection of fabric and with one of your brooches as well - great giveaway, please count me in :)

Dede Warren said...

Congrats on 5 years of blogging!

I love the way you packaged this sweet bundle of fabric, and think I may follow your lead and wrap my fabrics together this way; how inspiring it would be to open the closet and have lots of these sweet packages staring back at me!

Holly Moore said...

Wow thanks for the chance to win. Great fabrics there! :)

Emma said...

Happy blogaversary! Love visiting to see all your fabulously tactile creations.

Constance said...

This is my first visit and I just started on Pintrest so this is all new to me. Just love your work, thanks

~*~Patty S said...

OK here in the states basketball Lovers can't stop thinking about March Madness as the final basketball days are called...funny the link between when yo started blogging and Madness heehee

BIG Congratulations dear Carole...as all bloggers know it takes quite a bit of effort to keep up in blogland and you do such a lovely job of inspiring and sharing (oops if I say too many nice things they'll think you picked my name on purpose LOL)

Here's to many more fun years here in the land of blog!

Thanks so much for the chance to be the lucky winner of that pretty parcel of fine fabrics and trims!
oxo

Robin said...

Congrats on 5 years of blogging Carole!!

Hugs,
Robin

Gayle said...

Fabric is my passion - FREE fabric? Life doesn't get much better than that!

Lucy said...

Carole, your work is always exciting and inspiring.
Congrats on the blog birthday.
Your art seems to always come from your heart.
It makes me smile each time I check out your site.

Tatkis said...

Wow! Congratulations with your 5th blog anniversary, Carol!
Your giveaway prize looks adorable :)

Hugs,
Tatyana

Janelle said...

I would love a chance to win these luscious fabrics. I love the look of linen and I have always admired your brooches. I enjoy reading your blog and seeing what you are up to. Thanks for sharing with us.

Jill said...

Congratulations of five years! So much fun, isn't it?

Rachel Carpentier Rydel said...

Hi Carole,
Happy 5th Blogging Birthday! Love, love, love your blog and I would LOVE to win this fabulous giveaway!

Dotti said...

Congrats on your five year milestone! These linen fabrics are soooooo beautiful. There isn't much of a demand for linen in my area so the stores have no selection at all!

Jillayne said...

Congratulations on your blogging birthday!
The linen fabrics you have chosen are just lovely - linen is always such a beautiful fabric , but these look especially nice.

Julie said...

You are so very creative - I enjoy looking at all your photos. Would love to win your lovely linen giveaway.

julielou41@gmail.com

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Congrats on 5 years of blogging. Free fabric sounds awesome.

My e-mail is messed up at the moment and I am unable to access it. In fact, I have unchecked it. So I ask that you NOT send me an e-mail, but use my blog for any comments. Thanks in advance.

gretchen said...

i'm still reading your blog from back in my days at fiber art traders! congrats on your blogging anniversary, and lovely giveaway... best wishes for five more years :)

gretchen said...

i'm still reading your blog from back in my days at fiber art traders! congrats on your blogging anniversary, and lovely giveaway... best wishes for five more years :)

inanoctopusgarden said...

As a newbie to blogging, I am impressed with five years! But I am even more impressed with your work. I came to your blog via Patty, one of your Queen Bees. We are in an art group together and she speaks of you often. I love the sewing and art combination - stich on!
Cheers to FIve!

Caterina Giglio said...

congratulations! woohoo! five years... always nice to stop by for a visit! x

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Congrats on the first five...here is to the next five... and the five after those five. Thanks for the chance of winning those fat quarters....I would use them to cover handbound books. Have a nice weekend.

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Congrats on 5 yrs..I found you thru Pinterest and have had so much enjoyment peeping way back...Love all the fun things you present. Blogging is a fun treasure find. Love your fabric medallions. Best Wishes

Lyra Hutto said...

Wow, I really love your fabric brooches. So pretty. Someone posted on Pinterest and it led me here. I love how the cyber world leads us to find such wonderful talented people. And I LOVED the story about your toll duck, too funny. Congrats on your blogiversary.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Five years is a huge achievement - very big congratulations Carole! I must have a look to see when I began. Anyway, I definitely need to get my name into the hat for this one!

Linda C Brown said...

Love your blog Carole I learn so much from it everytime I visit.
Look forward to what you have in the future.
Congrats on 5 years.

Joanna said...

Happy 5th! I'm just past my 2nd (hmmmm, maybe I should think of doing a giveaway) and get so much enjoyment from it :o)

Please put me in your draw! (Not your drawer, because I guess that's stuffed with fabric!).

Pretty Ragged Threads said...

Great give away. I love fabric and this is so pretty and the bonus is the fabric brooch. Thanks for the chance to win.
Hugs Jackie

Anneliese said...

Congratulations for the 5-year anniversary - Your blog is always a joy to look at. I love all your delicate colours.

Melinda Cornish said...

Happy five years....I always enjoy seeing what you are doing.......Melinda

Kiwifruit-Shiree said...

well done Carole, good on you for hanging in there, blogland is a fabulous place huh!... and such an inspirational blog you have too....

Avonandmark4you.ecrater.com said...

Was searching for more ideas on scrap fabric flowers and found you. Lovely work. I am into repurposing right now and your little scrap fabric flower brooch has so inspired me. Love them and I hope I win.'
Michelle
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