Monday, March 5, 2012

One Year Old Today!

Woo hoo!  Woo hoo!  Today is my first blogaversary!  Did I ever think I would last a year blogging?  No.  Did I know that blogging would change both my personal and my quilty world upside down?  Not. A. Clue.

Through this blog I have met each and every one of you.  Before you, I was over here on the west coast of Ireland (sort-of) quilting all by my lonesome.  I was trying to teach myself, had no one to share my excitement with or learn from and was searching for my own personal style.

You guys changed EVERYTHING.  I now have a quilting community.  A way to learn.  Folks to share my excitement.  People who inspire and encourage one another each and every day.  Never have I known a community of incredibly generous people who consistently encourage one another to create.  I am so grateful for each and every one of you.

So, should we celebrate our happy Fluffy Sheep Quilting community with a give away?  How about a little package of 5 gorgeous fat quarters?  Do you like these?  They're designed by Monaluna for Birch Fabrics.







Here's what you can do to get an entry:

1. One entry for anyone willing to celebrate with me.
1. One additional entry for each and every current follower.
2. Another entry for current followers who spread the word of a blogaversary celebration through their blogs, twitter or facebook....your social media of choice.
3. And finally...wouldn't it be nice to finish off the first year with a round 500 followers?  One entry for each new follower bringing me up to 500.  Should be about 25 of you....Just let me know what number you are according to the gadget thingy on the right of the home page.

The give away will remain open for the week.  I will choose the winner on 12 March at noon.  Good luck!  And again, thank you. Thank you all for brightening my quilty world each day. xx

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Pippa Parsons said...

ohh no 1, I won't win now but Happy Blogversary :O) I love reading your blog it is always so cheerful

Pippa Parsons said...

I'm a current follower too :)

Gill said...

Congratulations Cindy! Yours is one of my favourite blogs!

Gill said...

I'm a current follower!

Pippa Parsons said...

I've tweeted about it here https://twitter.com/#!/me0wp00/status/176580218805424128

Judith, Belfast said...

Woohoo! Congrats on your 1 year blogiversary! Here's to another fab year of blogging. It's been a pleasure getting to know you C! Jxo

Judith, Belfast said...

I'm a follower (of course!). Jxo

Judith, Belfast said...

I've happily blogged this fab giveaway today! Jxo

Di said...

Happy blog anniversary. I so much enjoy reading your blog. Di xo

Di said...

Of course I am a follower. Di xo

linda said...

i am a follower :)))

linda said...

happy blogaversary cindy ,heres to another year !!

my4lilgirls said...

Happy blogaversary, love your blog, its been so good to discover more & more Irish blogs out there, keep it up yours is wonderful
Karen x

my4lilgirls said...

Ps am already a follower x

Laura @ Needles, Pins and Baking Tins said...

Happy Bloggy Birthday Cinders! We love you!

Laura @ Needles, Pins and Baking Tins said...

I'm a happy happy follower x

Megan said...

What a lovely happy post! I have just started blogging - I think modern quilting is still quite new in NZ, so its really nice to know there is a virtual community out there. Congratulations - I hope you get to your 500!

hueisei said...

Happy Blogiversary!!! Yay...

hueisei said...

I'm a follower!!

hueisei said...

Tweeted - https://twitter.com/hueisei/status/176605967876767744

Linda Coleman said...

Congrats Cindy on your blogaversary.

Linda Coleman said...

I am a follower of your great blog.

Quilterbell said...

Happy bloganniversary!!!! Your blog is fantastic so I expect you to be here for the next 10 years maybe? 20?

Quilterbell said...

And of course I am a follower

Collette said...

OH happy blogaversary and I am a follower too! well done on a year and isn't it great to find a community of likeminded people? x

Annabella said...

Happy blogiversary Cindy - you deserve all your followers and here`s to more years of happy blogging!

Annabella said...

I`m a happy follower!

Kristy QP said...

Congratulations on one year of blogging! How exciting! :)

Cute fabrics! Thanks for the giveaway!

Kristy QP said...

I'm a follower :)

Dolores said...

Congratulations! What a gorgeous fabric line, I just bought a set of Taali which I'm waiting to arrive and I did notice this range as well (love the foxes in the forest). Let's hoping they'll be heading my way. :-)

Dolores said...

I'm a current follower!

Quilting In The Cold said...

Wow a year old, Happy Blog Birthday!

Dolores said...

Tweeted the giveaway @DoloresALOL

Toni said...

Great big congratulations, Cindy! Hope there are many more years to come!

Toni said...

Of course I am a follower!

Pat said...

Happy Blogiversy! You have done a fabulous job with your blog this year! Thanks for sharing.

Fabraholic said...

Congrats on your first year; may many happy ones follow! By the way, I'm hot on your heels. I'm throwing a one year anniversary give away in one months time:-

Pat said...

Oh yes, I'm a follower.

Pat said...

Oh yes, I'm a follower.

Fabraholic said...

Not that I ever win anything, but here it goes. I'm a follower and just love your blog. You are a little sunray in bloglandia.

mammafairy said...

I am a keen follower, you have encouraged, you have been a voice of wisdom and you have been fun to be with!
Happy blogiversary!

Cindy said...

Happy blogaversary!!! I am so happy to have met you through the fun swaps. And thank you for the chance at such a rockin giveaway! :o)

pippablue said...

Well done Cindy! Only one year and such a fantastic blog!

pippablue said...

And of course, i follow you!

beecee said...

I am a follower and see lots of other lasses I met along the way have posted similar comments. You have been very busy! Happy Blogaversary.

Sandi K. said...

Happy Blogaversary!!

Katy Cameron said...

Happy bloggiversary, sure I'll celebrate with you, pub in Connemara, 23rd or 24th of this month do you? :oD

Katy Cameron said...

I currently follow you too :o)

Nicky said...

Happy Birthday - hehe - we are almost twins then!

You have done so well to get up to 500 (soon) I feel like a right slow poke now!

Looking forward to another year of fun with you Cindy - though technically only started following you for your goody swap!

Go Cindy!

Pam said...

congrats on your one year blog terrific blog

cheeky monkey said...

Happy Blogg-aniversary! That is so great and thanks for sharing so many lovely ideas ans quilts with us

cheeky monkey said...

I am follower

QuilterLaura said...

follower 478 checking in!

QuilterLaura said...

Congrats on your 1 yr anniversary! Glad you found the experience to be rewarding :)

QuilterLaura said...

Oops, I was 476...sorry about that!

SewingKaren22 said...

I follow your blog!

SewingKaren22 said...

Congratulations for you anniversary! I found you because of Rhonda's podcast and have been enjoying your posts! Thank you for the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your 1year anniversary! I really enjoy reading your blog and seeing all of your creations!

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DebbieH said...

Happy blogiversary! Congratulations on all that you have achieved :)

DebbieH said...

And I'm already a follower!

Jennifer said...

already a follower - congratulations on your anniversary!

Jennifer said...

i'm celebrating! we'll have a coffee and celebrate next time you're in the US of A :)

Flying Blind... said...

I'll celebrate with you xxx

Flying Blind... said...

Oh and just in case you got concussion tumbling down a mountain, I am a follower xxx

WandaFish said...

I'm always up for a celebration!! Congrats to my lovely MS swap mama on your first blogaversary :
Here's to many more :)

WandaFish said...

I'm always up for a celebration!! Congrats to my lovely MS swap mama on your first blogaversary :
Here's to many more :)

WandaFish said...

Of course I follow! xx

Kelsey said...

WooHoo! Happy 1-Year! :)

Kelsey said...

I'm a happy follower :)

B Greene said...

Congratulations on one year!! Here is to many more to come! I really enjoy your blog.

B Greene said...

I have been a folllower for awhile - thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

B Greene said...

Tweeted about the giveaway!
https://twitter.com/#!/AlphaBecky/status/176673696239452160

butwehavethistreasure said...

Happy Blogiversary! :)

butwehavethistreasure said...

I'm a follower!

Rachel said...

That is SO awesome! Congrats!(Thanks for the opportunity!!)

Rachel said...

...And of course, I am a follower!! (So excited for you!!)

Marian said...

I will celebrate with you! Let's have cupcakes! Congratulations!

Marian said...

I am a very happy follower, I love reading your blog! Thank you!

Archie the wonder dog said...

Happy bloggy birthday! Glad you've enjoyed your first year and I can't wait to see what the next year brings!

Archie the wonder dog said...

And I'm a follower - will there be cake?!!

stephmabry said...

Congrasts on finding so much blogging success in just a year!1

stephmabry said...

I follow your blog!

Alison said...

So many congratulations on your blogaversary and for having such a FUN blog. :)

Alison said...

And I'm a follower too! :)

Cherie said...

Ooooo I have the fat 16th bundle of those fabrics...wouldn't mind getting the FQ's to boost them up. Happy blogaversary!!!!

RSHudson said...

Happy Anniversary; thanks for chance to win (marshudson at comcast dot net)

RSHudson said...

Follower #479 (or 480?)! Thanks

Mom2RyandSis said...

Congrats on 1 year :)

Mom2RyandSis said...

I'm a follower!

Heidi Staples said...

Follower #481 -- though I've been following unofficially for a little while now!

Heidi Staples said...

Congrats on one year...so fantastic!

Taryn said...

I'm here to celebrate! Congratulations on your year!

Taryn said...

I am a current follower

Barbara said...

Happy Blogoversary!!

Barbara said...

I'm a happy follower, visiting your city in June!

Barbara said...

Tweeted your giveaway @Catrancher.

The Thompsons said...

Congrats on one year! It's so true - the blogging community really changes things. It brings people closer. I mean I'm on the other side of the Atlantic from ya and I love reading your blog. :)

The Thompsons said...

I'm a current follower.

sew.darn.quilt said...

Happy Blogaversary! Congratulations!!
The blogging community is wonderful, isn't it? Where else can you chat and share ideas with people from all over the world right now. I live in a village of 175 and I'm so thankful for blogger.
Thank you for the chance

Carolyn

sew.darn.quilt said...

I'm a follower too

Carolyn

Cassandra said...

Happy anniversary!!

Sew,ray,me said...

Happy Bloggy Birthday!

Sew,ray,me said...

AND I'm a new follower :)

Sew,ray,me said...

AND I'm a new follower :)

Ashley said...

I want to party!

Ashley said...

I'm 483

Jan said...

Woo hoo! Woo hoo! Indeed!

Jan said...

I'm a current follower.

everinprogress said...

Congratulations on a year!! Love your site, so here's to plenty more inspiring posts!

everinprogress said...

I'm on of your followers.

Leanne said...

Congratulations on a year of blogging! It goes so fast in the end, don't you think? That is a lovely give away, thank you.

Leanne said...

And yes, I am a current follower of your lovely blog and look forward to another year of reading your posts.

patchworkdelights said...

OK so I am already a follower!

patchworkdelights said...

OK so I am already a follower!

patchworkdelights said...

Happy Anniversary to you Happy Anniversary to you Happy Anniversary to youuuuuuuuuuuuooo Haaappy Annnniversary to you! Whoohoo!

patchworkdelights said...

Blogged http://patchworkdelights.blogspot.com/2012/03/modern-quilt-guild-of-ireland.html

If Toys Could Talk said...

Congratulations! :) Happy, happy, joy, joy!

If Toys Could Talk said...

I'm a new follower... #484 to be exact.

Linda said...

CONGRATS! ON YOUR ONE YEAR POST!
THANKS FOR SHARING SUCH NEAT FABRICS AS A GIVEAWAY!

Linda said...

HAPPILY FOLLOWING YOU!
THANK YOU!

Linda said...

HAPPILY FOLLOWING YOU VIA BLOGLOVIN'!
THANKS FOR SHARING!

Amy said...

Happy Blogiversary! Good choices for your giveaway! I hope I win! :)

Quilter in the Gap said...

I am always up for a good celebration so party we shall!! BTW great fabric selection....owls!!!!!!

Quilter in the Gap said...

I am a current follower!

Quilter in the Gap said...

I tweeted about your giveaway

Allegory said...

Happy One Year! I'm always up for a celebration. Thank you for posting your projects and inspiring me to make my own little spot in the blog world!

Allegory said...

I'm happily following along :)

Lizzie Allen said...

Happy Blogaversay to you! Happy Blogaversay to you! Happy Blogaversay dear Cindy! Happy Blogaversay to you!

Can't wait to see what you come up with quilty wise for the next year!

Kelly said...

Happy Blogiversary!

Kelly said...

I follow ;-)

Sarah @ FairyFace Designs said...

Yay! Happy Blogiversary honey xxx So glad to have found you this year and to have a friend I can actually meet in person and chat to on the phone who understands what I am on about. It's been fab, here's to another year!

Sarah @ FairyFace Designs said...

I am, of course, a very loyal follower :-)

Sarah @ FairyFace Designs said...

I shared it on FB pages :-)

M.W. said...

Congrats! I love your blog!

M.W. said...

I follow your blog!

Erin @ Billy Button Design said...

Congrats on first year of many years ahead. Know what you mean about having some many great friends and very talented quilters out in cyber space.

Erin @ Billy Button Design said...
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Erin @ Billy Button Design said...

I'm a follwer

Manda said...

Happy blogaversary! :)

Irina said...

Congratulations! ypur blog is fab!

Irina said...

I've been following your blog for a while

Patchwork and Play said...

Congratulations on one great year! And to many , many more!!! I love stopping in to see what you're up to!

Patchwork and Play said...

And of course I'm a follower!!

Pat V. said...

Happy one year blogiversary! (Has that word made it into the dictionary yet?) It is so great to be able to share quilty ideas with folks all over the world!

Pat V. said...

I am a follower (for a while now!)

Irina said...

I also blogged your giveaway
http://el-petit-taller.blogspot.com/2012/03/go-to-fluffy-sheep-quilting.html

Strawberry Patch said...

What a cool bundle, but I wouldnt expect anything else from you Cindy ;-)

Strawberry Patch said...

I am a current follower!

Strawberry Patch said...

I have shared you giveaway on fb :)

Tammy said...

Happy anniversary!

Tammy said...

I am a current follower :)

quilt happy said...

i am a follower

quilt happy said...

happy anniversary

Andrea said...

Wow congrats. Great job and keep up the fun posts. I just recently found your blog and have had fun going through your archives.

Andrea said...

I'm also new follower number 485!

memmens said...

Congratulations! I feel like I've been with you for most of the year - I love it!

memmens said...

I'm a current follower - yippee!

memmens said...

I shared on my facebook page. x

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

woo hoo!! Happy Bloggiversary my dear :)
So glad to have found you and thank you so much for starting me on my fmq journey!!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

I am a faithful existing follower :)

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

I shared about your giveaway on facebook :)

LethargicLass said...

Happy blogiversary!!!!

LethargicLass said...

I appear to be new follower 486 :)

tusen said...

Woo hoo! (and also yay!) Happy blogaversary and I wish you (and us with you) many more to come :)

tusen said...

And I'm a current follower :)

Bossymamma said...

I'm follower number 487. Congratulations on your blogiversary.

Bossymamma said...

I have shared your giveaway on Facebook.

Cristina said...

Happy blogversary!!!!! I'm one year old too!

Cristina said...

Hi!!! I'm your follower number 488! Nice to meet you!!!

Kirsten N said...

Congratulations on your blogiversary Cindy! You always have so many lovely things going on here.

Kirsten N said...

And I am follower #489:)

Live a Colorful Life said...

Let the celebration begin. Congratulations!

Kristi said...

I'm a current follower...happy blogiversary!!

Lori said...

I am definitely celebrating with you!!

Lori said...

I am a follower!

Heather A said...

Has it really only been a year? I must have started following you pretty much from the beginning (via Google Reader to start with).

Congrats!

Heather A said...

I'm a regular old follower.

robin said...

Happy, happy, happy blogiversary!

robin said...
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robin said...

I believe I'm #490. New follower.

Ella said...

Happy Blogoversary!!!!!

Ella said...

I'm a follower!!!

Colleen said...

Hi Cindy. I'm a relatively new follower - after hearing you on Quilter in the Gap podcast. Congratulations on your blogaversary.

Rachelle said...

Happy Blogoversary!

Rachelle said...

I'm an existing follower

Olga (a.k.a. Fuzztoon) said...

Hi, I'm a new follower, number 491.

Olga (a.k.a. Fuzztoon) said...

Happy blogoversary. I love your blog!

Shocking Hocking said...

happy blogaversary to you - congrats on a year

Jo Robertson said...

I am follower 492!!

Jo Robertson said...

I have shared your blogaversary give away on facebook

Jo Robertson said...

Happy blogaversary, it's great to hear about your great community of quilters!

Oso said...

Happy Happy Blogaversary!!!
I'm sure you'll make 500 followers and more.

Thanks for the chance to win.
lauramdd(at)terra(dot)es

Indianna said...

I celebrate with you...you can join in my birthday celebration!

Indianna said...

I've been following you

Cristina said...

I also blogged your giveaway...
cristina-unaaficioelpatchwork.blogspot.com

Thank you!!!

diane said...

Congratulations on your blogaversary.

diane said...

I am a follower

Amy said...

Happy blogversary! I am new to your blog and found you thru' the Flickr FQ retreat group. Great giveaway!

Amy said...

I am follower #493 - you are almost there :) Happy blogversary! I can't wait to have that many followers :) Amy from www.craftyshenanigans.blogspot.com

Kati's Quilting said...

Happy Blogversary! I joined Your site even though I followed you through my google reader, but guess that doesn't count. I'm Nr. 493, only 7 more to go! Then you can get a whooop whoop :) Great blog, thanks for keeping it up so nicely! And cheers! :)

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