Sunday, July 4, 2010

Two milestones in ONE day

How often does that happen?

Today is both the one year anniversary of my blog and my 100th post!  I won't go into some long philosophical discuss about what blogging means to me.  I'll just say this...I've enjoyed the past year of  blogging and am grateful for friendships that I've made.  And I am looking forward to the next!

Enough mooshy stuff!  Let's get to the giveaway.  For you faithful 16 (and any anonymous lurkers), I present 12 Days of Christmas by Kate Spain for Moda.  The winner will receive the twelve fat quarters and two yards of red you see (plus a few other goodies).


I had agonized over what to give away but as soon as I saw this fabric I knew it was perfect...call it a little Christmas in July.  So what do you have to do win?  Here's how you can earn three chances to win.  For each one you complete, you'll receive one chance.

1.  The wind blows at 9am, the sun rises at 9am. It's now 10am. What color was the wind and sun at 9?
2.  How many dollars are in an exactly critical nuclear reactor?  (DH's contribution...what the heck!)
3.  Email me a map of Uraguay (because I'm thinking about going there)
4.  Find me a web link to the perfect portable iron pad.  (I had to have SOMETHING quilt related)

Ok ok ok...just kidding. 

Really all you have to do is leave a comment.  Although...if you want to follow my blog or are already a follower, I'll give you another chance.  And if you want to blog about my giveaway and you tell me about it, I'll give you a third chance.

On Friday, July 9th, I'll pick a winner.

Thanks for stopping by and good luck!


59 comments:

Darlene said...

The wind is whatever color you want it to be; Don't know about the dollars - make up a number that works for you. Don't go to Uraguay I hear it's crowded with tourists because it's "the" vacation destination; make your own portable iron pad (cover a piece of plywood with batting then cute fabric - done) Did I forget anything? LOL - really LOL

Just send the cute fat quarters and red fabric to me and no one will get hurt. Do it NOW.

Happy Blogiversary!!!!

call me crazy said...

LOL I like Darlene's answers except a great lightweight portable ironing pad is an empty fabric bolt covered with a thick towel and then put in a pillowcase~ everything is washable, the cardboard is recyclable. ;-) I am a very happy follower! Love your choice of fabrics! :-)) Happy blogiversary/100 posts!!

Kaaren said...

Count me in, Monica!

May your second year in blogland bring you lots of pleasure and many new friends.

SheilaC said...

I was worried there for a minute.... I had NO idea what the answers were to those questions :)

Are there answers??

Thanks for the great give away and I hope you are enjoying your weekend

SheilaC

Just JaiCi's Crafts said...

Love your post! Made me laugh so hard!!! :)
Congrats on your blog-iversary...and I look forward to your answers to your questions :) :) :)

Quilt Hollow said...

OMG...nearly fell off chair chuckling to myself...if only you could have been a fly on the wall to see the reaction I'm sure you anticipated with those fun questions! I love this post! I'm lurking...so do not expect to be in the draw as I haven't been a regular. BUT...I'm signing on to be a follower because I see I'm missing a wonderful blogger with a great sense of humor!!

Debra @ Life is a Stitch said...

Cute!!! and you almost had me with all the questions!!! Congratulations on the one year blog anniversary. I can tell that you enjoy your blog, as it is enjoyable to read! Thanks for the chance!
P.S. I am also a follower, so I'd like the second chance in the draw, also.

amber said...

I just found your blog congradulation on a year and 100 post

amber said...

I am now a follower.

rockgranny said...

Congratulations on the one year blog anniversary blog,I am also a follower as it is enjoyable to read!
Thanks for the two chances to win!

Gigi said...

I just came across your blog. Congratulations on your one year.

Linda said...

Congratulations on both milestones. Did you ever think you would have so much to say? I just found your blog and am now following. I'm also catching up on your postings. I will blog about your giveaway too. I am working on Christmas now and these are just in time! I hope you had a great 4th! Thanks for having the giveaway and I'm looking forward to visiting with you...hugs, Linda

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Linda sent me over here, and I'm glad she did! Congratulations on your two milestones! Christmas has been on my mind lately also. I'm ready to tat some snowflakes. Wouldn't they look great on some beautiful quilted blocks?

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Congratulations on your blogiversary and your 100th post! What a wonderful giveaway. Thanks for entering me :-)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

And now I am a follower :-)

Barbara said...

I loved the post- thanks for the good laugh !

Barbara said...

and I am a follower too - and heart-felt congratulations on both events - that is a lot of work on your part - and I appreciate it !

VickiB said...

Total congratulations on both your milestones! Beautiful fabric for a Christmas in July, too.

VickiB said...

Oh! And now I'm a follower and not a lurker! This truly is a generous and lovely giveaway. Wishing you much success and another great blogging year!

Linda said...

I am laughing as a type--I thought--What the heck are these questions???? Sounds like a commercial on the radio! Congratulations on your anniversary. Christmas fabrics--may be an extra motivation. I will become a follower as soon as I finish here!

Staci said...

I've been lurking for a long while, but today I started following publicly

Staci said...

Wow! 100 posts and 1 year! Very nice giveaway! Love the Christmas in July idea, because, aren't we quilters already thinking ahead to gifts and Christmas quilts? These things take time!!
Thanks for the chance to win the lovlies!

swooze said...

Happy Bloggiversary. Great fabrics!

Kim said...

Happy Blogaversary! Congrats on your 100th post! The fabrics are gorgeous. Thanks for a chance to win them.

Micki said...

I am also a follower now!
Micki

Micki said...

Happy Blog Anniversary! I just found your blog, and I would love to be included in your giveaway!
Micki

Kim said...

I am now following.

QuiltingB29 said...

Congrats on your blog anniversary and your 100th post. You had me going on your questions. I started googling :-). I have started following. I also blogged about it ... http://quiltingb29.blogspot.com/2010/07/cool-giveaway.html

scraphappy said...

A assume you want to make an ironing pad, not buy one, there is a tutorial here: http://littlebirdiesecrets.blogspot.com/2009/01/tabletop-ironing-pad-tutorial.html

Such cute fabric. Is it already time to work on Christmas? I just finished my quilt from last year.

Regina said...

Just found you and became a follower - interesting fun stuff!

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

Oh golly Monica! You had me going there for a bit!! I was even thinking..."well, poo! I guess I'm only going to get one chance since I don't have a CLUE about how many dollars are in an exactly critical nuclear reactor!!!!!?!?!??!?

Thanks for the opportunity, and here's to another 100! They'll happen before you know it!!! I'm embarking on 500!

SewCalGal said...

LOL. But, I do hope you are seriously thinking of going to Uraguay. Sounds like a fun place to see. My neighbor's son is there (w/Peace Corp).

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Quilting_Chris said...

I just started following.

Quilting_Chris said...

I just came over from Living4Quilting and so glad. You have great info. Congratulations on your 2 anniversaries.

Quilter Kathy said...

That fabric is to die for! I especially love that red! I'll have to look around for it.

Sherrill said...

HA! I was just thinking "I'm gonna google and find those answers" cause you CAN find pretty much anything on the WWW! Thanks heavens I didn't have to! Great giveaway--thanks for the chance!

quilterfaye said...

I just found you and I'm glad I did~ Congrats on your anniversaries.Well done
fayemartyn@yahoo.ca

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quilterfaye said...

I'm following now

arlette said...

Oh I was breaking my head in two with the answers of your questions, and instead of a map of Uruguay I was going to email you a map from my country instead, maybe you can change your plans, gosh, now we're safe you were just kidding, LOL, I really love the christmas fabric you're giving away, christmas' my fave time of the year...I'd love to be entered in the drawing (hoping to be picked as well, lol), congrats in your both celebrations!!!!!!!!!!!

arlette said...

I'm your new follower, yay for you!!!

Karen said...

Happy Anniversary! I would love to win the fabrics from your very generous giveaway. Keep up the good work

Patty said...

WOW for a minute there I was thinking, how in the world do I find these things. But thanks for the great giveaway. This must be what we call Christmas in July.

Deanna said...

Such fun fabric! I arrived here sent by Barb and am so glad. Win or no win it is always nice to find a new blog worth reading.

quiltmom said...

It is nice to meet you Monica- Congratulations on your bloganniversary and 100th post- both are wonderful milestones.
I came here through Barb's blog and have become a follower.
Your questions were indeed interesting and I wondered how I might be able to answer such challenges. The sun is the same color from one hour to the next- its the sky that changes or the vantage point or whether there is a solar eclipse or whether you can see any prominences? ( Can you tell I am married to an amateur astronomer? LOL
Thanks for the chance to win your very nice fabrics- you will make someone very happy when you choose their name.
You can find my blog at http://quiltmomsjourney.blogspot.com/
Regards from a Western Canadian quilter,
Anna

Susan Entwistle said...

Phew! Thought I had to put my thinking cap on today (as opposed to my jaunty quilting beret). Love, love the fabrics you selected. Thanks for the chance to win. Happy anniversary!

Susan Entwistle said...

And now I'm your newest follower. (Thanks Barb for sending me here.) I've been looking for fresh blogs. Love your music too :).

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I found your blog through Barb. Congrats and to many more!! Thank you for this chance!

The Patch Craft said...

Barb is so good at sending people. This fabric would be ideal for the 10 chirstmas bags that I need to make for our mothers group kids.

quilts said...

you stumped me with your questions, but got my mind racing with ideas on the quilt I would make when I won. congradulations on your blog!
claudia

Nicki Lundeen said...

I follow you. nlundeen at catt dot com

Nicki Lundeen said...

Whoa...you were starting to freak me out! I'm glad I just have to leave a comment. Thanks for the chance to win such wonderful fabric! Congrats on 1 year and your 100th post. nlundeen at catt dot com

Marcia said...

Congratulations on your one year and 100th post anniversaries. I am a lurker and you can say "gotcha" on those questions, especially with the first two comments answering them. Please enter me into your giveaway. Thanks for making me laugh.

Sandy said...

Geez, after watching through the wormhole last night, I am spooked enough without questions about the wind color ( I truly did not understand about time/going backwards etc) and the conductor at CERN .... no mention of cost of such a thing- so I don't have a clue about an answer to DH question, and ....go to Hawaii!, wrap a towel around a kitchen cutting board to press in a pinch...and count me in! LOL- Christmas in July is sooooo appropriate- it is my daughter's birthday (today actually) and has always been a happy month. Congrats on your blog- I'm following, but I don't blog ;( Sandy in MD

Beeshebags said...

I just visited Barbs blog (Bejewelled Quilts by Barb) and saw you had a giveaway for such lovely fabric...how could I resist not coming and trying to win....YIKES...questions? Phew, you were just trying to see who the strong and mighty were....those of us, who kept reading, even after breaking into a cold sweat at the thought of having to strain our brains and try and think of answers! I'm now a follower of your blog myself, and look forward to seeing the answers of your questions...oh and all your fabulous works! Alas, I'll just have to make do with 2 entries, as it's 9th July here in Australia, probably not enough time for people to see a link on my blog. Good luck to everyone, but I do hope I win this one, I love love love that fabric. Hugs Naomi

Fleurette said...

Goodness me! Do I have time to enter?! Congratulations on your 100th post and best wishes for many more years of happy blogging!
Yay! I love Christmas!

Fleurette said...

I am your newest follower!

luv2quilt2 said...

Congratulations on your double blogiversary. And thank you for the wonderful giveaway and the opportunity to win these lovely fabrics. I haven't seen your blog before, but I'm now a follower.

Jacque said...

Congrat's and love your sense of humor.. Hope I am not too late to enter your giveaway.. but even if I am I love your blog

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