Sunday, August 7, 2011

100th Fluffy Sheep Quilting Post

Giveaway is now closed.  Winners will be announced shortly.

Woo hoo!  Here we are 100 posts into Fluffy Sheep Quilting.  I really can not believe how quickly time has gone by.  I can not believe I have this much to say!

I never planned on becoming a blogger.  I was home one night, bored, not able to sleep.  At 2 AM, while blog surfing, suddenly my own blog seemed like a good idea.  I quickly hooked!  Maintaining Fluffy Sheep Quilting is motivation for me to create and your encouragement keeps me laughing and moving forward.

My first post was on the 4th of March entitled "Why not me too?", which was quickly followed by my first comment ever on post 2 by Sandy (of Quilting for the Rest of Us).  Oh my goodness!  Other people are actually reading this! What a rush.

At 100 posts later with about 11,430+ page views and 112 followers, this adventure has a life of its own.  The coolest thing, I think, is the international nature of the readers.  There are folks regularly reading FSQ from North America (both the US and Canada), Europe (Ireland, the UK, Germany, Spain, France, Sweden and Norway primarily), Australia, South America (Brazil), Asia (India, Israel, Hong Kong, Singapore) and Africa (South Africa).  With Antarctica, we would have all continents joining in.  Are there quilters in Antarctica?

Thank you all for reading, commenting, encouraging and teaching me.   This has been a fantastic experience for me; one that I hope continues to grow. 

Will we celebrate this milestone in the traditional way?  GIVEAWAY!  I have 3 giveaway prizes that you can enter by leaving a comment.  Leave your name, your email (if you are a no-reply blogger) and the giveaway you would like to enter.  Please also share a link to a blog you highly recommend.  Not your own, but another that inspires you or makes you giggle.  It is nice for everyone to find a new source of inspiration. Followers get two entries (but need to recommend two blogs) as you are the regular commenters that always brighten my day!  This giveaway will close on Tuesday at 5PM GMT.  Good luck!

Giveaway 1:  A set of 4 fat quarters.
This are pretty, bright, happy fabrics that make my heart flutter.  I hope you like them too!




Giveaway 2: A set of 4 batik fat quarters.
Batiks are new for me and I am really enjoying them.  I would like to use them more in the next 6 months.




Giveaway 3: A set of 3 novels.
These mystery novels, by Clare O'Donohue, center around a group of quilting friends and their collaborative effort to solve local murders.  They are nice, light reading.


This post will be linked to Manic Monday at Sew Happy Geek and Sew Modern Monday at Canoe Ridge Creations as well as Fabric Tuesday at Quilt Story.  Use the buttons on the right of the blog to hop over there and see what's new!

45 comments:

Sasha said...

I'd like to enter for the 4 fat quarters!
I'm already a follower so i guess i better add a first blog, I love http://ocd-obsessivecraftingdisorder.blogspot.com/
She wrote a hilarious post last week about taking her children to a restaurant that i can total sympathise with!
I hope it's new for some people.

Sasha said...

My second recommendation is http://kateconklindesigns.blogspot.com/
Enjoy!

Pam said...

Hi Cindy! I'd recommend Jaye's blog at artquiltmaker.com/blog because she writes wonderful reviews of books and has a critical eye for color and books.

I'd love either the batiks or the books.

Sarah said...

Congratulations! Can I enter for the 4 fat quarters please? a new wee blog I love is giles @ www.touchandsew.blogspot.com he is almost finished his first quilt top!

memmens said...

Wow I assumed you'd been blogging for years! Well done on 100 posts. OK I read too many blogs and should spend more time sewing. I would recommend this site which is full of amazing inspiration for arts and crafts with children, your or someone elses http://madebyjoel.com/.
I challenged myself to come up with a non-sewing site but it does have sewing projects in there too. Happy browsing!

memmens said...

So as I'm a follower I get to recommend another! This time definitely fabric related, Jeni at http://incolororder.blogspot.com/
She has written a great series on the 'Art of Choosing' and often has gorgeous vintage sheets to show! I often head there when I'm stuck with fabric!
Oh and I'd love the set of fat quarters please!
thanks for a lovely giveaway

Pieces to Love said...

I love the batiks. I recommend http://traceyjayquilts.blogspot.com/

I have yet to figure out how she turns out so many quilts. They are all beautiful and all have a purpose.

Sarah @ FairyFace Designs said...

Ooooh, I would love those FQs please! I love Susan's blog - its like she's sitting there talking to you and she has great recipes too!! http://canadianabroad-susan.blogspot.com/

Sarah @ FairyFace Designs said...

And congrats on your 100 posts - seems like so long ago we were chatting on email when we "found each other", lol, doesn't that sound dodgy!!! For my second follower entry I will have to share Jennifer's blog www.ellisonlane.blogspot.com - she's fab and I love her blog, she has great use of colour too :-)

patchworkdelights said...

woohoo well done Cindy! Well I have to say I love reading http://acuppaandacatchup.com/, I love her mix of patchwork/quilting and embroidery. Short concise blog posts and interesting. Tnx Fi

patchworkdelights said...

For my other recommendation I would recommend http://www.lollychops.com/lollychops/ who I came across this week. I like her style and her broad range of crafts!

diane said...

I would love to win either of your giveaways. The books sound interesting.
I recommend Ayumi's blog. She is one talented lady!
http://ayumills.blogspot.com/

diane said...

I'm a follower, so this is my second entry. Another great blog is
lilysquilts.blogspot.com/

Jennifer said...

Congrats! I would love to win any of the above giveaways! So generous of you! I would recommend "From the Blue Chair" for all kinds of fun tutorials and swaps!
http://www.fromthebluechair.com/

jmistok(at)gmail(dot)com

Jennifer said...

Im a follower, so this is entry #2 - I also recommend cookies and cups for AMAZING baking recipes!
http://cookiesandcups.com/

jmistok(at)gmail(dot)com

Quilter in the Gap said...

There are so many blogs that inspire me...right now I will go with welovefrenchknots.com (oh I would like to enter for the FQ)

Quilter in the Gap said...

As a follower I will go with cloverandviolet.com this time (and I will enter for batiks this time). Thanks so much for the giveaway and congrats on 100 posts!!!

Z Any Mouse said...

Woohooo, I love fabric giveaways! The prints and batiks are too cute and I would love either set. One blog I recently discovered is My Imperfect Life at http://imperfectmom2two.blogspot.com/

She always gets a giggle and snort out of me :)

Z Any Mouse said...

You now have a new stalker, erm, Follower! I've really enjoyed FSQ and there are so many great blogs out there. I like catching up with Quilting Studio Adventures, because she does a lot of bags alongside the quilts and shares a lot of great tips. Thanks for the giveaway!

http://moquilt.blogspot.com/

hueisei said...

Congrats on the 100th post!! I started a blog with no followers :)
Now I have a lovely followers from WW and I received nice comments from them. I loves to read comments as it really inspired me to keep on blogging..
Loves to have a chance to win the fabrics.
Thanks!!

hueisei said...

I am follower from Malaysia !!
The blog that inspired me a lot is Ayumi's blog. http://ayumills.blogspot.com/

Lynne said...

MY first choice is the batik fabrics. My blog recommendation is exhttp://exuberantcolor.blogspot.com/

Lynne said...

I'm a follower - congratulations on your 100th post!

I recommend http://quokkaquilts.blogspot.com/; some unique Australian designs.

The books look interesting!

yorkie mom said...

Congrats! Enjoy your blog! Very glad you started blogging also! I would love the set of four batik fat quarters. One of my other favorite blogs is Stray Stitches (sorry, I'm not sure how to do the linky thing)

gill said...

Congratulations on 100 posts! I thought you'd been blogging for years! Enter me for the fabric please Cindy
One of my favourite blogs is Vanessa at doyoumindifiknit.typepad.com

gill said...

I'm a follower!
My second recommendation would be drawingsfromnature-milly.blogspot.com

Mary said...

I would like to enter for the book set. A blog that I really like is http://madewithlove-candice.blogspot.com.

Mary
http://www.quiltgenius.com

Mary said...

I also like http://www.makeit-loveit.com/.

Mary
http://www.quiltgenius.com

Susan said...

Congratulations Cindy on publishing your 100th post. We are all richer for what you bring to the quilting community. :)

ck said...

This is my first visit, from the link on Sew Happy Geek! I LOVE the colors in that first batch of fat quarters! It is not a quilting blog, more of a general sewing/crafting/raising 3 kids, but one of my new faves is Living with Punks http://www.livingwithpunks.com/

ck said...

I am now a follower! :-) I am very much a beginning quilter, but one of my favorite quilting blogs is http://quiltingintherain.blogspot.com/

Miranda said...

Way to go on 100 posts! I'd like to enter Giveaway #1. A blog that I love is http://flossieteacakes.blogspot.com/. I go there everyday.

Miranda said...

I'm a new follower and another great blog that I go to everyday is http://www.cluckclucksew.com/
She has some great tutorials, ideas, pictures, and patterns.

Toni said...

Congratulations on 100 posts! I just started blogging a few weeks ago so 100 posts sounds like quite an accomplishment! One blog where I always find beautiful quilts is Greenleaf Goods.

Alli said...

Congratulations on your hundred posts! I love reading Film in the Fridge: http://www.filminthefridge.com/ :)

Alli said...

Whoops, I forgot to say that I'd like to enter for the fq giveaway... fortunately, I'm a follower and also wanted to recommend Stolen Moments' blog: http://www.realphotography.com/traci/ :}

SewHappyGeek said...

I'm a follower! Congrats girl! You are building something here, keep up the good work! My friend Shanna has a lot of bee nonsense going on at http://fiberofallsorts.blogspot.com
I'd love to win some fabric!

LynCC said...

OOo I'd love the batiks. :D I recommend Em's blog! She is all about smiling and makes the funnest pieces! http://mcelebrates.blogspot.com/

LynCC said...

I've been a follower - here's another blog that I love to follow: http://ivoryspring.wordpress.com/2011/08/08/starry-pursuit-sneak-peeks-2/

SoSarahSews said...

Congrats on your 100th post!

JuneBug said...

I'd like to put in for the 4 happy bright FQs - and I reccomend grosgrainfabulous.blogspot.com

JuneBug said...

I'm a new follower and also love noodle-head.com

Christy said...

Congratulations on 100 posts! I'm new to the blog world and only have one post so far. So you have inspired me to keep going. I love www.quiltstory.blogspot.com, I am new to the world of quilting also so anyone who wants to inspire me I'm all for it!

Deanna said...

One hundred posts! That's terrific. Any of the giveaways would be nice, but the batiks would be my first choice.

cheeky monkey said...

Congratulation! Thats really great and wounderful to celebrate. I send you lots of sunrays from Austria and hope you enjoy blogging for the next 100 posts :)

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