Monday, August 1, 2011

I'm celebrating

When I started blogging, I had no idea how it would affect my life or my sewing ventures. I didn't know who would find me and if they did, whether they would be interested in what I got up to with my needle and thread.
Fast forward to now and I have lots of bloggy friends that feel like pen friends, I've even met some of you in person. Most of all I didn't realise how much inspiration, sharing and generosity of spirit there was to be had in blog land.
I remember Julia visiting my blog in the early days and asking me where my follower button was so she could come back to visit. I didn't know about followers but put the link up on my side bar anyway and I've been watching the number climb until it hit over 1,000.
Well, hooley dooley I have to celebrate that biggie so I whipped up a little something to giveaway to one of you.
This sewing case is from Annie Downs book "Some Kind Of Wonderful" I made it from linen and scraps of my favourite colour, here's the front view.
The back view. I had fun doing some random stitching as you can tell.

And the inside lining is in another favourite fabric. I had some trouble putting in the lining piece at the inside back of the bag. I used peltex as a firm stabiliser instead of template plastic as the support, it was much easier. I'll also add a couple of little surprises to put inside the bag for the winner.
Leave me a comment and I'll draw the winner next Sunday morning Australian time. Make sure you have your email address in your profile or leave it for me otherwise you can't be included as I won't be able to contact you. I won't reply to comments this time or I could end up living on the computer.
Thanks for visiting, Janet

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Kellie said...

It does not surprise that you have hit 1000 followers Janet. Your work is gorgeous and awe inspiring - and this fantastic giveaway is no exception, so fabulous!

Jeanette said...

Congratulations Janet. I love to visit your blog & see what you have been doing. Great giveaway. Happy Stitching,

Christine said...

woohoo 1000 that is great and I am so glad you are blogging, grin love reading your blog.
What a wonderful bag, was it difficult to make?
Thank you for the chance to win this great bag.
quilting hugs
Christine

Kathie said...

congrats, LOVE your blog! love your quilts! and the many inspirational projects I have started , made because of you! Your work continues to inspire me so having this many followers doesn't surprise me at all.
thanks for the tutorials as well!
keep it up
Kathie
ps LOVE that fabric you made for the sewing case...I need to find a source for the linen just beautiful

Claire - Matching Pegs said...

What a fantastic prize - just beautiful!

I really enjoy reading your blog Janet, such lovely work. I read so many blogs, and yours stands out because of your obvious skills.

claire(at)matchingpegs(dot)com

Julia said...

..and I'm so glad you put that follower button up there Janet.
You have been such an inspiration for us all, I look forward to seeing what your up to every week.
We have cried through the sad times and laughed with you through the good funny times....keep on blogging and inspiring us dear Janet...
Julia ♥

Jessica said...

I love your blog and feel like we are friends, so it is no surprise that you have gone over 1000 followers. Congratulations! I love the prize too!

Marg M said...

I Love your work. I enjoy having a peak to see what you are up to so thank you for such wonderful work

Oops-Lah said...

Congratulations on this milestone. By chance I was actually watching it tick over ;) to the four digits. And what a lovely bag! I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

Wendy W said...

Love the bag! Congratulations on the milestone - you certainly have something to share, or it would not happen. Wendy

annika said...

You give me a lot of inspiration. Thanks!

The bag is so nice.

Kram
annika

Cille said...

Congratulations - it is well deserved. I always find your blog inspirational and enjoy your posts immensely. Thank you for keeping it up :)

barbara said...

Molto molto carina!!!!!
BArbara
pezzadopopezza
italy

susis quilts said...

hello,i love to view your blog,it is so inspiering,and what a lovely bag,have fun,susi

anne said...

Wow that bag is so darn cute....love it. Congrats on your 1,000 followers a great achievement. Wishing you many more years of wonderful blogging.

ladybugquilting said...

1000 Followers WOW!!!!
You are sooo talented that's why people keep coming back!

Quiltbenaco said...

Una cosa sola posso dire: Stupenda.
Ciao

Debby said...

Congratulations on your 1000 followers!! I love the purse, it's beautiful!

Greetings from Debby

Nadine said...

HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY, dear Janet ;>)
....and many more!
THANKS a bunch also for the constant inspiration you're giving.
Ooooh, this is such a wonderful giveaway, and so generous of you. How could I resist? Now, crossing my fingers (and toes) that I could be the lucky, lucky winner !

Heartfully,
NADINE
XOXOXOXOXOXOO

nicolette said...

Congratulations Janet! I’m glad I discovered your blog and that’s we have met through the Glorious Applique blog. Here’s to many more posts and followers!!

Red, white and linen, the best ingredients for a lovely gift!

Andrea said...

Wow - if I win this bag I will be smiling for the rest of the year - it is just amazing. I have been reading your blog for quite some time now and keep coming back - congrats xxx

ria vogelzang said...

i can imagine why there are a 1000 followers at your blog...... :) ...!
All those inspiring quilty things!!
It's always a pleasure to visit you!
Congrats on the (over..) 1000th! And I hope we can all enjoy your quilt-adventure for many more years to come!
Thanks for a gorgeous Giveaway; I really love that beautiful sewingcase and would love to win it! It is great you mentioned from which book the pattern came; if I'm not the lucky one; I know where to find it..... Thanks!!!! ;))
Have a good week!

Kate said...

Such a popular girl! (and well deserved too) your blog is a pleasure to visit. And, wow, cute bag!

Cathy said...

Congratulations on the big 1000 Janet, that is so exciting and very well deserved. I adore the bag you just 'whipped up'!! You know you could sell those! xo

Kaaren said...

Congratulations, Janet! Aren't blogging friends the best!

Awesome bag and I'd love for it to live at my house!

Patchwork and Play said...

1000!!! What a wonderful achievement! Your blog was one of the first ones I started reading and following about two years ago and it is still one of may favourites! Honest!

liz said...

Put my name in the hat along with the 100s of others sure to enter. Yours was one of the first blogs I read. You are responsible for me passing away many happy hours tripping through blogland. Congratulations on an impressive milestone.

Chookyblue...... said...

wonderful to think we have met such lovely people.........with out blogging we would have missed...........

love your version of Anni's sewing case......

Janelle said...

Congratulations on a 1000 followers!!! And well done on an amazing bog!

Ned's Place said...

Happy 1000 followers. I like everyone else love reading your blog and learning all of the great tips and tricks you freely give, and you inspire us too.
Your interpretation of this lovely bag is beautiful (red is my favorite color).

Handmade by Mai said...

Congratulations with 1000 followers. Woah you are a populair girl. You have a great blog, I read a lot, but I don't make so many comments. Great bag, love the fabric. I'm a baglover

Rachaeldaisy said...

Congratulations on having over 1000 followers though it doesn't surprise me at all, It's always lovely coming here to visit and seeing what you've been up to. That bag you've made is totally awesome!! It's just so special and unique. Whoever wins that will be the luckiest duck in blogland.

Lindi said...

1000 + followers is quite an achievement! Congratulations! :)
Love your bag and those extra random stitches set it all off to perfection.

Sew Useful Designs said...

Hi Janet!

I am a new follower and so glad I found you - I've spent an hour reading your posts and marvelling at your quilting and appique.

I adore the bag you've made, your fabrics really make it something special! If you get the time or opportunity, would you be able to advise me what line of fabric was used (the red with white writing?) No worries if you don't get a chance!

Warm wishes! Vikki :-)

teddy said...

I always experience great joy reading your blog & seeing the latest gorgeous item you have made. I have only been blogging for a little while & am keen to learn how to do as much as other lovely blogs I read!

Congratulations on the 1000!!

Regards
Lush

Una said...

Many, many thanks for all the inspiration, Janet! That is such a lovely bag - must check out the book:) Have a lovely day. Hugs, Una.

Cardygirl said...

Looks great Janet...love your version! Thanks for sharing a part of yourself!

circle retreat quilter said...

Well you are so right about the wonders of the blogging community and the insiration from all over the world. I totally love your little sewing bag and may have to make one myself. happy 1000. Stacey

Dorothy said...

Love the little bag that you have made. What a lot of work you have put into it with all the embroidery and stitching.

jean said...

Wow 1000 followers very well deserved Janet you are such an inspiration

Kerry said...

It's not surprising you've hit 1000 followers, Janet. I love reading your blog, and following your sewing and things that happen. That bag is gorgeous, I'd certainly love to win it. May have to find the pattern for myself.

Sue said...

Congratulations Janet on 1000 followers. I always look forward to posting, I love your projects and your willingness to share with us all.
Thanks

Deb said...

congratulations Janet but no surpirses. The things that you show us you do on your blog are fabulous and its so nice keeping up with you and family life. You are a lovely lady. Your bag is gorgeous and OMG look at the must have internal spots.
stunning, stunning, stunning.
hugs and congrats again
Deb

Sheila said...

I am one of those naughty quiet readers who doesn´t comment often...but of course I had to this time - you have a great blog!

And what a fabulous bag - keeping my fingers crossed :)

Lizzie said...

That is just so gorgeous Janet and I'd love to be the winner of this one... :o)
Lizzie
xxx

Вика said...

Примите и мои поздравления!Ваш блог был одним из первых которые вдохновили меня на создание собственного блога (http://tauni4ok.blogspot.com/). Я полюбила аппликацию!))) Хотя мне иногда тяжело читать текст из-за трудностей перевода, но фото Ваших работ говорит само за себя!УСПЕХА ВАМ И ПРОЦВЕТАНИЯ!

Solstitches said...

Oh wow! I'm just in love with that bag.
Congratulations on hitting over 1,000 followers. Your work is amazing.

Margaret

Hooray Harry said...

Congrats! My mom would love this bag. She loves your blog! :)

Natasha said...

Congratulations! A 1000 is a big milestone!

Carol said...

Congratulations Janet! You are such an inspiration to all of us! What an amazing bag!

Fiesta said...

Janet congratulations on having so many followers. Your blog is always full of inspiration. Thank you for the chance to win.

Betweens said...

Wow Janet over 1000 I can see why you have gorgeous work. I would love to win something made by you!! Now I will keep everything crossed till next week.It will be hard to quilt but it would be so worth it. Congrats Girl!! It really has been an honour to follow you

Beate said...

congratulations janet, your bag looks super. I'm still working on the Kerrie Dear hexagon quilt after being so inspired by yours,

meli B said...

I just met you through another blog I follow. Glad I found you and congrats on such a successful blog.

Karen said...

Janet it is gorgeous and so very generous of you. Congratulations on reaching over 1000 followers.

Andi said...

What a divine little sewing bag. I'd love to win it!
Congrats on all the follower love!!

Linda said...

Congratulations Janet! And I love the bag!

Kerry said...

What a gorgeous bag. Congratulations on all your followers. It sure is a friendly place to be.

Christine said...

I love to drop by your blog...it gives so much inspiration...I'm so glad you started blogging and sharing your stitching!

Stephanie said...

I love being part of an on line International Quilt Guild. :o) I don't remember how I found you but I'm so glad I did. Your work is always inspiring. This bag is sew CUTE!!!

Carol said...

I love following your blog and especially watching your flower garden grow, and I love all of your pretty hexies!

Lynn S said...

It's fun following your blog---so many interesting ideas and project. The sewing kit is cute---love the special linen!

Country Log Cabin Quilter said...

Wow! The bag is adorable! I really enjoy your blog and agree that blogging has been amazing. I have also met and become good friends with fellow bloggers! Congratulations on 1000 followers!!

Barb said...

Blogging friends are the best....what a fun giveaway!!!

Barbara said...

your stitching is absolutely beautiful - you continue to inspire me to get out my comfort zone. Thank you for everything

Janet said...

Oh Janet, you are so talented and
generous. The bag is lovely.
Congrats on the 1000 followers.
WOW!

Nyla said...

Congrats on the milestone! Such a lovely bag, such a sweet offer! I'll keep my toes crossed so that I can still sew! Wishing you joy filled stitching.

Ann Marie said...

Congratulations! The bag is another wonderful example of your stitchery that keeps us all coming back to marvel and for inspiration.

Salley said...

I have received so much worthwhile info from you via the Glorious Applique blog first, and then your own. A sincere thankyou for sharing

Linda said...

Congratulations on your huge following! You're an inspiration. But I hope not ALL those followers are subscribers who know about your giveaway! (ggg) I'd really like to win this bag, which I hope you'd be willing to mail overseas. It's absolutely adorable, and I'd be honored to own something you made. Thanks for your generosity! It's been a pleasure to get to know you.

Caro said...

Congratulations on your achievement. What a cute bag and thanks at a chance to win.

Raylene Smith said...

Although I am not an "official" follower of your blog, you are in my favorites..I like to check up on what you have been up to every week...so I wouldn't be surprised if there are way more than 1000 people following your blog..I find it so inspiring to "blogsurf", and yours is one of my favorite places to visit, to the point that I spend so much time blogsurfing, that I get bugger all crafting done myself.. :) Oh, well,least I get lots done in my head...lol

Mary said...

Well, congratulations Janet!!! No surprise that so many folks enjoy your blog....you are one talented lady! Love the little bag and I will definitely need to look for the book. Congrats again!

One for a wish.. said...

Congrats on this momentous milestone. Love the bag!

Vickie E said...

beautiful bag! love the 'big' stitching...love it :)

Teresa in Music City said...

Congratulations on your milestone! What a sweet little sewing bag - it is wonderful like all your projects! I really enjoy your blog and hope to be reading for a long time to come!

Dolores said...

Oh my, You've done a wonderful job. I love visiting your blog.

Chay said...

Love that bag! The hand stitching really makes it. Great giveaway and congrats on your blog - it's on my Google Reader so I get your posts. Thanks!
Char
achay23(at)msn(dot)com

Crispy said...

Cute little bag!! I noticed that you hit 1000 a few days ago when I had linked your blog to a friend interested in learning to applique and I wanted her to see your tutorials. No big surprise that your blog is such a hit :0) Congrats!!

Crispy

Dixie said...

What an adorable little bag - you are always so clever! Your blog is one of my favorites and is always fun to visit, and learn something new. Thanks so much for being here!

Anja´s Wunschpunsch said...

Hello,

your bag is so wonderful. I like the fabrics and color.

Greetings
Anja

Brenda said...

great bag. thanks for sharing it with us.

Margaret said...

Wow, 1000 followers! That's a whole lot! I follow your blog but neglected to be a follower. I'm a follower officially now. lol! Anyway, congratulations, and thanks for the giveaway. Oh, and if you don't want to send internationally, I understand.

Kristen said...

Congratulations on 1000! Wow! What ever you make you make well! This bag is beautiful!

Anne said...

Yours is one of my favourite blogs to read. Congratulations on having so many followers!

Heather said...

I just started blogging myself and your blog is part of the reason why. I just find you so inspirational and your work is just amazing! No wonder you have over 1000 followers.

beebee said...

I love your blog. that is such a cute bag....congrats on so many years of sharing your talent

Shari said...

What a wonderful journey this blog business has been! Many many more positives than negatives that's for sure!

Such a wonderful gift - I've been thinking of getting that book. Annie Downs is so talented! Your rendition of her box is lovely.

Have fun with this giveaway! It will be interesting to see if all your followers pop in for the giveaway!

gill said...

Wow 1000 followers! Congratulations!
Your bag is gorgeous - I would love to be the lucky winner!!

Joan said...

Congratulations! Love, love, love this little bag! Thank you for the generous giveaway.
jmoore@hawk.igs.net

Nancy said...

Congratulations, I enjoy reading your blog so much and I have learned so much about applique' from you. Thanks for a chance to win this cute bag. It would be just the thing to keep my new collection of size 12 thread in.

Stray Stitches said...

Congratulations!!! Thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway for the adorable little bag :)

Vicki W said...

Congratulations on your blogiversary! I always enjoy checking in here to see what you are up to.

Coach Tina said...

I am not surprised your blog has hit over 1000 followers-this is the first thing I look at every single morning before I start my job!

I love your work, it is colorful and inspiring. I also love your color sense and the fact you love polka dots about as much as I do!

Thanks for all you do!

Diane said...

What an adorable bag! Your stitching adds so much. Nicely done! dianemrose@comcast.net

regan said...

What a gorgeous bag! I love all your fun stitching on it! And the inside is so cute! Sweet!

Of course you have a ton of followers.....just look at that beautiful header.....we all are so grateful to see your beautiful work!

SueB said...

I just love to see what you are working on, it's truly inspiring stuff. The bag is gorgeous, not sure I could part with it if I had made it! but sure would love to own it.

Johanne said...

Congratulations! You are doing a great job, I love your blog, and I'm sure you soon will reach 1500 or even the 2000.
Thanks for all the job and effort, it must take a lot of time to keep such a blog.
Once more, thank you so much!
johanneliebana@gmail.com

Erin in MI said...

Oh my gosh, that bag is soo cute!!! What a wonderful give-away! Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness - I've fallen in love with your blog and your projects.

Susan said...

Bloggy friends are the best and thank you for being mine! :o)

Lori said...

What a lovely bag- and so perfectly done!! Thanks for a chance to win Janet.

Danielle said...

I love your blog and your projects are always an inspiration!

Juliann said...

Oh my - this is beautiful! I love the red with the cream linen. I have learned so much from your blog and you always inspire me to try new things.

Janet said...

Love your blog and really glad you still post. It is a highlight to blog surfing

Di said...

Congratulations on your inspirational blog, Janet. I've been a Follower now for several years, and would be honored if I won your beautifully made sewing bag. Love the coloir scheme :-))

Cathy said...

How cute, and such a generous give-away for your readers. I enjoy your blog very much, so inspiring.

Phyllis said...

Greetings from Canada. I have found your blog and your projects SO inspirational! I have been away from indulging my creative head, heart and fingers for some time... something that I never ever thought would happen... but when loved ones need care, that has to come first! Now, in widowhood, and through visiting your site and others in blogland, I am getting closer to renewing some of my former passions. I would LOVE to be so lucky as to win this darling little bag. How precious it is! What a dream it would be to start filling it with all the little things needed for quilting and needlework projects. Thanks for the chance! Have a wonderful day... and hug your loved ones!!!

pinsandneedles said...

Congratulations on over 1000 followers! Your work is very inspiring and I love to visit to see what you are working on. Love the very cute bag...linen and red...ahhh!

onlymehere said...

This bag is so dang cute! Congratulations on having so many followers too. My email is onlycs11 at comcast dot net

Thanks for giving me a chance to win.

Teresa said...

Congratulations on this milestone! I always know I will find something beautiful and inspiring on your blog...it is no wonder that at least 999 other people feel this way (not to mention all the lurkers...). Thank you for providing such a nice read for all of us!

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

Nedra said...

Janet, you have been such a large part of my quilting inspiration over the years. I love reading every single post. What a generous give away! Count me in!

Lisa said...

I would feel so honored to have something made by you! I love your blog--it's my favorite! Your work is so beautiful and you always have something interesting to say.

Rita said...

Congratulations, Janet! I been a follower for quite awhile and truly enjoy reading your posts.

Helen said...

Congratulations on passing the 1000 mark (1014 at the moment but I know that's going to increase!) - I have no idea how I found your blog but I'm so glad I did as it's a constant source of inspiration even when, as now, I'm not up to doing any stitching. I love your giveaway prize - how on earth are you going to part with something so fantastic?! Here's to the next 1000 followers and thanks for the giveaway!

SewWhatsNew said...

Congratulations! I am always inspired by your work.

Sandy said...

Congratulations on hitting 1000 followers! :)

Jeanell said...

Love, Love, LOVE IT!!!

James-Linda said...

CONGRATS ON YOUR NEAT BLOG!
THANKS FOR SHARING!

jldouglas@wispwest.net

Shirley said...

Many congratulations to you on your 1000 plus followers. I am not surprised in the slightest. You always offer great value for money and there is always something wonderful to look at. I don't expect to win in the slightest. I count you as a bloggy friend.
Love Shirley.x

teresa said...

Janet ~ I LOVE your blog ~ I've been a long time follower and I LOVE the Sewing bag. It would be great for my handwork. I have the book but I think the bag would be hard to make! Congrats on 1000 followers.

Monica said...

Your blog is one of my favorite reads. I'm constantly inspired by your work. Thank you!

Donna~~ said...

Thank you so much for your wonderful blog! I always learn so much and everything is always so very beautiful! (including your bag) I love to read your blog even though you've ispired me to start way too many new things!! Congrats on the 1000 followers--a real achievement! 1000 is a lot--like you could have a whole quilt show of 1000 followers all contributing! Or a follower convention! I'm sure you'll add 1000 more in no time! Whoo hoo!

Belinda said...

Woo Hoo! Woo Hoo!!! It's party time!! Yea for followers!!

What a great seamtress you are Janet!! This is a such an adorable little bag you 'whooped' up!! What a fun giveaway!!

I'm always inspired whenever I visit!!!

Mary said...

I'm not surprised at all your followers since you have such a great blog and do such lovely work! I look forward to your posts to see what you've been stitching.

Susie said...

Congratulations on 1000 followers! I've been following for a while and though I don't comment much I read all the time. I love seeing all you do! Thanks so much for sharing your skills with the rest of us.

Sarah W said...

Wow - what a great, cute and custom bag. I would love to carry a project in here.

shannon said...

congrats on 1000!! i'm glad to be considered one!

lovely bag- i've been admiring them as they pop up in blogland *fingers crossed* maybe this one will come live with me :)

thanks for a wonderful blog- i look forward to reading along with you in the future!
shannon
pieceful kwilter

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on hitting 1000 followers!! I'm not surprised, your blog is wonderful. I love the variety of projects that you show and your workmanship is wonderful.
valekort at yahoo dot com

Annette said...

The red and linen together with awesome stitchery...wow! It just takes my breath away!

Dj said...

How fun! BTW, you inspired me to a Stars and Sprigs. I'm really enjoying all the applique.

Doris said...

I'm so glad I found you early on, you inspired my WIP, Candied Hexagons, and you inspire me weekly with the lovely work you post here. Thank you and keep it comin'!!!

LizA. said...

Congratulations! Your blog is always such a wonderful inspiration for me. The bag is just darling and it's got one of my favorite colors, red!

Becky said...

What a lovely bag! I'm not sure where I learned of your blog, but I'm sure glad I did.

Marcia said...

Yay for you. Your blog is wonderful; one of my favs. Thank you so much for sharing. I would love to win your beautiful new creation.

Penny from S.C. said...

I really enjoy your blog. This is where I first learned of Kim McLean and her beautiful quilts. The ones you have made are fantastic. Thanks for sharing all your beautiful work with us.

Jennifer said...

I, too enjoy reading your posts and seeing all the lovely, inspiring things you share. Congrats on reaching such a big milestone!

Anonymous said...

I'm not an official follower, but blog is one of the first ones on my Google reader. Love your sense of color. Two summers ago I began a Candied Hexagon quilt after seeing yours. Congrats on having so many followers.
mbreault@truman.edu

drmithome said...

Your bag is gorgeous and your blog is wonderful. Thanks for sharing all your inspirations.

Diane H said...

It's always a pleasure to visit your blog, Janet. Congratulations on all your lovely followers.

Sunnybec said...

Congratulations 1000 wow, and here I am excited I have nearly 70 ROFL. I am your newest follower. Linda

Luci said...

Congrats! Awesome bag! Thanks for the chance.

Marge said...

Congratulations on your mile stone of 1000 followers. I enjoy your blog very much and start most days with it. Thank you for the opportunity to be included in your give away. The sewing bag looks terrific.
Thanks Marge

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I am fairly new to you blog so let me say Congratulations !!! and that bag is just too too cute!! Thank you for this chance.

Christie, Describe Happy said...

Congratulations on being followed so many times.. a sure sign that you have some interesting things going on here! And I have to say that the friendships are exactly the reason I keep blogging. What a wonderful community we have here! Cheers!!

María Elena said...

Congratulations by your followers! You have a nice blog.

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Congratulations on 1000+ followers! I love visiting because you are so inspiring!! Love your little bag~ red is my favorite color!! Thanks for the chance!! Have a great day!

PDXPam said...

Congrats on all the followers and thanks for such a lovely giveaway!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Good luck to everyone. This is so incredibly darling. Your work is fabulous.

quiltcat said...

I always like to visit your blog to see your wonderful work. the bag is so sweet and my favoritcolor red ;-)).
wish you a wonderful time and hope to see much wonderful works from you.
mg elfriede

Cathy H said...

Love your blog, 1000 followers awesome!!

Subee said...

Congrats on the 1000 !!

Love the bag - can I have one
anyway !!

Cheers

Sue

Christine M said...

Congratulations on over 1000 followers! I just love the bag. Thanks for the chance.

May Kristin said...

Congratulations on more than 1000 followers! WOW!
I've been following your blog through google reader for a long time, and I admire and enjoy your beautiful work! Keep on making these beautiful quilts!

doni said...

Hooray!! What a number!! Congratulations! I love the bag and can see all sorts of my bits and pieces living happily in there!

doni @ Oregon coast

Maree: said...

Congratulations Janet...I Love Visiting Your Blog You are The Inspiration to Many.
Love Your Version of the Bag...
cheers

alittlebitcrafty said...

Congratulations on the growth of your blog!Love following it and Oh was a great little bag! would love have one anyway!
Lydia
Razzemtaz@aol.com

Memaw and Papa said...

Janet I just found you today. Your applique is gorgeous! Seriously. Thanks for sharing.
Cindy

Sewjournal said...

That bag is just what I'm looking for Janet. It's really lovely and practical too. Fingers crossed.

Tessa said...

OMG - can't believe you want to give this gorgeous bag away!!!!!

Happy bloggerversary :)

I would be happy to love, honour and obey this new little bag into my life :)

Pinkadot Quilts said...

Janet what a lovely and pretty bag, love the polka dots. I couldn't imagine parting with it! your stitching is amazing, you are quite a talented lady, congratulations!

Janet said...

Wow - 1019 followers!! It's no surprise to me - you are up to all kinds of wonderful projects with your needle. This giveaway bag is no exception - I love the fabrics with words you have used and your random stitches are marvelous! Thaks a bunch for all the ispiration!!

Pinky said...

I have to admit that yours was the first blog that I ever started reading with any frequency. It all started because of the Candied Hexagons - and it's just flowed from there! you had such beautiful work that I couldn't NOT come back :)

MJinMichigan said...

I'd love to win the bag. Now that I've gotten the surgeon's okay to get back to sewing following shoulder surgery in June, I could really use it. And it's just so cute!

dhoff said...

I have long admired your work from afar. Thanks so much for sharing your work and inspiring those of us who want to become a quilter.

*karendianne. said...

By gosh, by golly we're definitely celebrating here. There's a comment party goin' on. Yippie!!! We sure are interested in what get yourself up to over here. Stars & Sprigs and long stitch on the bright pickle dish oh… and the trapunto. That was fun, too. Just a couple off the top of my head. (and that's an amazing brain) hee.

taylorsoutback said...

Congratulations on reaching such a well deserved following. Your tips, inspiration & attention to detail in quilting is admired by so many of us!

Patty D from NC said...

Congrats on the amazing number of followers.

Christine Oliver said...

Yeah I have just made it 1022 followers!
Gorgeous bag loving the spots!
xxx Christine Oliver
olivergcas@xtra.co.nz

Frances said...

Such beautiful and inspiring work! Thank you for sharing. Congratulations on making 1000 followers and thanks for the chance to win! Frances

Patti W said...

I LOVE your blog. I check it all the time. The Double Wedding ring quilt is what got me here. I adore it. And that little bag is the cutest thing I've ever seen! It's so sweet of you to give it away.

Dawn said...

What a cute give away! I love seeing what you're up to, you do such beautiful work :) Thanks for the inspirations!

rilojane said...

Holy cow.
...I
....Love
......it.

Molly said...

You're always so generous. I'd love to have a little bag for craft supplies or who knows what.
This is so cute!

Mimi said...

OMG dear friend. Your favorite fabrics and my favorite colors (red!!!). What a great giveaway, but giveaway or not, I love your inspiring blog and your quilts always amaze me. I am so glad you are blogging and that I found your blog. I would love to be considered for your little, adorable sewing kit. Thank you.

Debbie said...

Love your stuff and really enjoy your blog every week. Would love to win your little bag - it looks great!

Sue-Anne said...

Congratulations Janet! Visiting your blog is always inspirational.

Thimbleanna said...

Congratulations Janet! That bag is just ADORABLE!!! I love the pretty stitches and all the RED!!!

Vivian said...

When I starting blogging a couple years ago, you were one of the first Australian quilters I "met." Yours is still a favorite blog to visit for inspiration.
That's a sweet giveaway. Somebody is going to be a very happy new bag owner in just a few days.
Congrat's on the 1000 followers!

sally from sally's angelworks said...

This is completely adorable!!! :) I love all of the handwork!! Thanks for a chance to win!

sally from sally's angelworks
sally @ sallysangelworks DOT com

Loredana said...

I have only been blogging for a year but it has opened up a new world for me and I have made new friends too. Your blog is great and I always follow it in google reader. Keep up the good work! Loredana
www.loredana61.blogspot.com

Ros said...

hi there - this is my first time on your blog as a friend told me I MUST visit - love your work and not least of all the gorgeous bag - so count me in the draw!
ros@newsouthfolk.com.au

Willeke said...

Congratulations on more than 1000 followers! It is great! I love the beautiful bag. Thanks for the chance to win it.
I think I am a follower since I have my own blog. You are a great inspiration. Thanks for that.
Willeke

-girl from the bush said...

Hi janet, congrats on that many followers!! I love to read your blog and your tutorials are easy to follow and all the little tips you put up. It's very inspirational to see what you make, .. keeps alot of us sewers motivated too. Keep blogging . The bag is so sweet too! Sue~n.z.

Veronica said...

That is one gorgeous sewing case! I love the colours you pick. Now I just have to get that book too!

Bonnie said...

This is so so gorgeous! I have drooled over this in Anni's new book. I love your version. Thanks for sharing :)

Jeannie Gan said...

Congratulations! What a gorgeous bag you made. I love the fabrics and stitching. Always enjoy reading your blog.
jchiagan@yahoo.com

Joan said...

You are a very inspiring person, and I am pleased to be a follower. Thats a lovely bag... :)

Carol said...

So cute! I would love a chance to win. Seriously, it's just beautiful.

Rita said...

What a wonderful bag! Congrats!

rmatosoliveira@gmail.com

Kiss,
Rita

KathieB said...

What a sensational little bag. Pick me! Pick me!

Your blog is one of my faves--always inspirational.

S Cooper said...

Love your blog...would love to win this beautiful purse!

cooper56@insightbb.com

Vicky said...

You will be up to 2000 followers before you know it! I love reading your blog and following your exquiste work. You have such a wonderful talent. Thank you for sharing it with us!! :)

Darlene B said...

What a cute bag! I am a follower and would love to win this great bag....Thanks for the opportunity!

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh how wonderful is that! I"ve got to be in the drawing! I love your random stitches! And I need to get that book!

Pip said...

I have only come to your blog recently through Glorious Applique, I've been enjoying reading your previous posts.

Kate-Show and Tell said...

Hi, I like your blog very much, I am new to blogging this year and love it....Please enter me in the draw....Have a great day....

Terry said...

Congratulations on all your followers! I know I enjoy being one of them! And thanks for the chance to win your lovely sewing case! :0)

thea said...

this is so cute! I am always so impressed with how prolific & talented you are! You go girl, you deserve the attention :)

glow :)

thea.
xx

(spoonfulzine)

Jan - Big Brown Dog Primitives said...

You're such an inspiration, Janet! I really enjoy your eye for color, and love to see what you're up to lately. The bag is charming, by the way.

LindaB said...

Congrats on over 1000 followers...I must admit I have been lurking for some time and enjoy reading your blog and seeing all your wonderful stitching...I am now a real follower. Thanks for the chance to win such a pretty sewing case..LindaB

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