Friday, January 25, 2013

500th post! let's celebrate!

 This has been a crazy week! I will have some fun stitchy posts to share with you next week (including our February stitchalong block. I can't believe it's almost February already). This week I have been busy getting ready for the retreat that our church ladies are having tomorrow. This is what my dining room table looks like right now....
No room for eating really. But tomorrow it will all be gone. Craft supplies for a mission project, journals for each of the ladies, devotion books..... whew! It's been fun getting it all ready but I'll be happy to have my table back!

Meanwhile, I am celebrating my 500th blog post today! Wow! If somebody had told me, almost 5 years ago now, that I'd still be doing this now I would have been shocked! But I love the blogging community and all of you are a part of that. So I decided we'd celebrate with a little giveaway! Are you in?

Up for grabs is a happy marmalade pin cushion filled with crushed walnut shells, a little moda candy pack of marmalade to make whatever you like and 2 pair of handmade buttons from ellyn's place. I imagine some other little treats will find their way into the box as well!

Here's how you win. Leave me a comment on this blogpost telling me what you might make with your candy pack if you win. Leave a second comment if you are a follower of my blog (or if you become one today!). Make sure I have a way to get in touch with you. I'd be so sad if a "no-reply blogger won) That's it. I'll leave the comments open until Tuesday night (January 29th) and announce a winner first thing Wednesday morning.

Have a wonderful weekend! And thank you all for coming along on this little journey with me.

35 comments:

Jennifer Gail said...

I've never used one but maybe a mugmat:)

Jennifer Gail said...

I follow and yay on 500 post.

barbara woods said...

i have never had one but i have been cutting 3 inch squares today

barbara woods said...

i follow by gfc thanks

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

500th post? Wow - amazing! I can appreciate the amount of time that has taken and celebrate with you!! Yummy marmalade - I would possibly make a 9 patch door stop from Oh Fransson and the rest of the charms I would put towards my 2.5" sqaures quilt!

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

Yay - I follow you and celebrate 500 with you!!! amycav at hotmail dot com

Snoodles said...

I follow by keeping up with your posts in my reader! Congrats on your 500th! Way to go!

Melissa said...

I'm looking forward to putting all that retreat stuff to use tomorrow!!

What a happy little giveaway.

Snoodles said...

Hmmm, I think I would get ME some walnut shells and make some pincushions....love your buttons!

Gill said...

Congratulations!
I'd make a zippered pouch and maybe some needlecases!

Gill said...

I'm a happy follower!

A.J. Dub. (Amy) said...

Those little yummies would probably be going into a baby quilt for a baby girl due in March. Got to get crackin' on that one! Love the buttons!(I have a thing for cherries. :))
You have the close date marked at the 19th which has passed. Is it correct?

A.J. Dub. (Amy) said...

I am a current follower. Congrats on the 500th by the way!

Patty Sumner said...

Congrats on your 500th post. The supplies for a mission trip...where? Are you going or did you just prepare goodies for a team? Love the little pin cushion. Blessings!

Stephanie said...

I am a follower!

Stephanie said...

I think I would make a pillow or wall hanging! I really like that line of fabric!

Sherry said...

I have enjoyed following you since I found you through a pin on Pinterest! Love!

Sherry said...

I think I would use the candy pak to make a centerpiece for my round kitchen table! or I may have to look up something new and fun on Pinterest!

Becky N said...

Well, what a treat!! I need some mug rugs, and a table topper!

Becky N said...

I am already a follower!!!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Congratulations!! The Marmalade would make a great mug rug, or pin cushion, or a really cute coin purse. There are so many great options!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

And I am a new follower! BTW I love your scrappy tripalong quilt

Nikita said...

a quilted tote bag and some accessories for my daughter.

Mary Ann said...

a cute wall hanging for the kitchen

gccmom said...

Congratulations on your 500th post. I would use the candy pack in a scrappy picnic quilt for my daughter.

gccmom said...

I am a follower.

Sally said...

Happy 500th post! Very exciting! I'm not sure what I'd make with that little candy pack. The Chicago MQG is getting ready to start a new service project and we'll be making some small-ish quilts and some stuffies, so I might use it for that.

Sarah_L_N said...

Congratulations on your 500th post!
I think I would use it to make a patchwork bag. I had a lovely little book for my birthday with lots of patchwork projects, it would be nice for these :)

Sarah_L_N said...

And I'm already a follower in google reader :)

Karen O said...

500 posts! Wow. Congratulations. I would use that little charm pack for my first mug rug.

Karen O said...

I am a follower via GFC.

hueisei said...

Happy 500th posts! I think I will make a patchwork pouch :D

hueisei said...

I am a follower

Deborah said...

Congratulations on your 500th post! I would use the marmalade fabric to make a cushion (pillow) cover - it is so pretty!

Deborah said...

I am a new follower!