Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Checking Back In With a Giveaway


I can hardly believe that it's been 2 months since I wrote a blog post.  Sheesh! I don't post for a while and come back and see that Blockspot has a whole new look.  I like the new reader format.  I really have missed blogging and reading blog posts.  Looks like I have some catching up to do.  I'm such a creature of habit!  I love writing blog posts and generally post several times a week.  But when I get busy and get off track- I get out of the habit and have trouble getting back to it.  My quilt guild had a show this past weekend.  Several of my friends teased me about missing my blog so I thought I'd shock them by posting tonight!

Looking back over the past 2 months, I've attended 2 quilt classes, been involved in a car accident, gone to the beach twice- each time with one of our sons and daughter in law, planted a veggie garden (DH built me a deer fence!), harvested our lavender field (2,000 bundles!), attended Sock Summit, visited the Mission Mill Museum in Salem, Oregon, and knitted and quilted a LOT.  And then there was a wonderful quilt show this past weekend.  I'll post the highlights of most of the above over the next few days, but let's get things going with a giveaway.

I'm giving away a Boondoggle Ruler and pattern set by Bella Nonna Quilts.  Entering is easy!
For one entry, simply reply to THIS POST.  That's all!  Just comment and you're entered.

For a second entry, be a follower.  It doesn't matter if you're a long time follower or if you just signed up today.  For the second entry you have to do a SECOND COMMENT to THIS POST and just tell me you are a follower. 

For a third entry, tell your friends about the giveaway- post it on your blog, tweet, post it on FB... whatever.  But you need to do another comment on THIS POST to let me know.

I count the comments and put that number in the random number generator to select a winner, so you need to do a comment for each entry to make them count.  I'll select a winner on NOVEMBER 1st.  Good luck!




175 comments:

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Glad to see you back Sue. Life has a way of getting in the way :-)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

And you know I am a follower.

Kristi said...

I love your giveaway....what a great prize!

Kristi said...

I'm a follower! *smile*

quiltmom said...

Well Sue,
I have wondered where you were these days. I hope that you have not suffered any long term ill effects from the car accident. The lavender sounds lovely and I can see by your post that you have been one busy lady. The ruler looks awesome.
Regards from Western Canada,
Anna

Kristi said...

I've posted on my blog about your giveaway and about your great blog.

quiltmom said...

I also am one of your followers - at least I am pretty sure that I am a follower- I have you on my blog list..
Thanks for hosting such a nice giveaway.

Regards,
Anna

Hilachas said...

Glad you're back posting again. I know how hard it is to get back to something if you've broken the habit of doing it. Thanks for the opportunity to win your giveaway.

Hilachas said...

I have been a follower of your blog for quite some time.

Janet said...

Interesting pattern and ruler. Thanks for a chance to win.

Janet said...

I have been a follower for quite a while.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Welcome back!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I'm a follower!

Sharon said...

Hi Sue nice to see you again. Believe me I know what you mean. I have gotten out of blogging also and need to get back into it....Wonderful give-a-way. Would love to try the ruler. Thanks for entering me in the fun.

Sharon said...

Oh just wanted you to know that I have been a follower for some time now...

Aleisha said...

Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!

Aleisha said...

I'm a follower!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I've not seen that ruler before. Thanks for the giveaway.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I'm a follower.

Robin said...
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Rachelle said...

lovely giveaway, especially as I currently only have 2 rulers; both basic ones

Rachelle said...

I'm a follower already

robin said...

Great giveaway - thanks!

robin said...

I'm a follower.

robin said...

I just blogged about your giveaway: http://quiltyascharged.blogspot.com/2011/10/giveaway-at-alderwood-quilts.html

PNWBookGirl said...

Looks like you've been busy living life!

PNWBookGirl said...

I did post a link to your post for my Facebook friends to find that I know are quilters too.

Martina said...

Thanks so much for the lovely give away!

Martina said...

I am already a follower!Great that you are back!

QuiltSue said...

Good to have you back.

What on earth is a Boondongle ruler? Jopefully I'll win it, then I'll know!

QuiltSue said...

Yes, I am a follower too.

gill said...

Good to see you back! I'd love a Boondongle ruler just for the name!!

gill said...

I'm a follower!

Maria said...

Yes it is sew easy to get off track but it loks like you have keep busy.
thanks for the giveaway.

Maria said...

Yep i am a follower :)

kay said...

That pattern looks like fun - lots of possibilities. Thanks!

kay said...

I am already a follower. Thanks again.

MARIA CRISTINA said...

I like to re-read your blog.
I imagine its beautiful lavender field ....

MARIA CRISTINA said...

I am a longtime fan and would like to participate in the giveaway.
Thanks!

Lisa Marie said...

I've never seen that ruler before but the quilts on the pattern look lovely so maybe I've been missing out! Thanks for the chance to win.

Lisa Marie said...

I follow your blog.

MARIA CRISTINA said...

In my side show his drawing.

Kim Q said...

Welcome back...I've missed your posts!

Kim Q said...

I'm a follower.

Kim Q said...

And I "like" you on Facebook too. ;-)

Peach Rainbow said...

Thanks for the chance :D

Peach Rainbow said...

I follow!

Sallie said...

Welcome back! Thanks for the great giveaway!

Sallie said...

I'm a follower.

Mommarock said...

Welcome Back! Glad you seem like you came thru that car accident okay. Yikes!

Mommarock said...

I am a follower

Stray Stitches said...

Welcome back! You have been one very busy lady!!

Stray Stitches said...

I am a follower. Thanks for the opportuntity to enter your great giveaway.

Debbie said...

Glad you're blogging again, Sue!

deserae said...

I would love to win!

deserae said...

I am a follower

Zizophora said...

It sounds like you've been too busy to blog! The boondoggle ruler looks very useful. Thank you for the chance to win!

Xa Lynn said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

Xa Lynn

Xa Lynn said...

And I'm a follower...

Xa Lynn

Trines hobby said...

Interesting pattern and ruler. Thanks for a chance to win.
Trine

Trines hobby said...

I have been a follower of your blog for quite some time.
Trine

DebbieM said...

Awesome giveaway, count me in please. Glad to see you are back. I'm not always punctual on posting either. Just the hectic lives we lead. Thanks for the giveaway!

DebbieM said...

I'e been a follower of yours for quite a while now!! :)

Debbie said...

I'm a follower!

Debbie said...

I've got your giveaway on my sidebar. http://debbiesfiberwork.blogspot.com

Denise :) said...

Wow -- you really have been busy, haven't you? Sorry to hear about that car accident. I hope it was nothing too serious. Great giveaway! :)

Denise :) said...

And ... I am a follower! Yay! :)

Cecilia said...

Welcome back! It sounds like you have been busy. Thank you for the giveaway.

Cecilia said...

I am a follower! :)

Rebecca said...

Welcome back; love those patterns!
ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

Rebecca said...

I follow :)

Lisa said...

Welcome back! I hope you are ok! Thanks for doing a giveaway!!

Lisa said...

I am a long time follower!

Barb said...

Big diamonds--looks like fun! Sounds like you had a busy summer.

crazyqsis said...

I am a follower your blog is interesting.

Barb said...

Yep, I'm a follower :)

crazyqsis said...

I would love to win this prize I just bought a sewing machine that is special for quilting so I have a great deal of stash to use up

James-Linda said...

HAPPILY FOLLOWING YOU!
THANKS FOR SHARING!

jldouglas@wispwest.net

James-Linda said...

GOOD DAY TO YOU SUE!
THANKS FOR SHARING!

jldouglas@wispwest.net

Melinda said...

I would love to win!

Melinda said...

I am a follower

Elizabeth said...

I've been knitting so much lately that I've been neglecting my quilting. Perhaps some new rulers will give me the incentive to get busy on my UFO quilt projects!

ritainalaska said...

ahhh, you are one busy lady! way to go! later in life, when you get to be as old as i am, you'll say: 'gee, i had fun'!

ritainalaska said...

i am happy to be one of your followers!

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

Good to see you back!

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

I'm a follower!

Sallie said...

I blogged about your giveaway at http://salliessampler.blogspot.com

Quilting_Chris said...

You have been very busy. Thanks for a chance in your give away.

Deborah in Atlanta said...

Like you, I always seem to have something going on that interfere with my blogging capabilities. So I fully understand. Welcome back, my friend. Looking forward to hearing about your fun stuff!

Deborah in Atlanta said...

I'm already a follower

Jamie said...

i too often go long periods of time without blogging .. its not easy to blog everyday :) thanks for the give away.
-jamie
babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

Jamie said...

im a follower. thanks for the extra chance to win.
-jamie
babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

Pam said...

Thanks for the giveaway.

Pam said...

I am a follower

Pam said...

I tweeted the giveaway. @nalaxu

Janet said...

Glad you're back. You've certainly been busy. Thanks for the giveaway.

Janet said...

I'm a follower :)

Mimi said...

Welcome back Sue!! Great giveaway choices!! Thanks!

Mimi said...

Welcome back Sue!! Great giveaway choices!! Thanks!

Mimi said...

I am a follower for some time. Thank you for this great giveaway!!

Mimi said...

I tweeted @mimistarquilter! Yay!

Karen said...

Welcome back!!!!!!!! I would love to win your generous giveaway. Thanks!

Marcia W. said...

I follow your blog. Welcome back.

Ellen said...

Glad you are back posting again. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Marcia W. said...

Thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway for the ruler. Glad that you are back into the swing of things after your accident. Blessings.

Deb said...

I would love to try out your ruler! Great Oct giveaway.

tpott said...

I'm a follower.;->

tpott said...

I'd love to try this ruler, I haven't seen it anywhere. Looks interesting! ;->

Jennifer Gail said...

I need this ruler:)

Jami said...

It was great that you won the People's Choice at the quilt show!

Quilting Corner said...

I'm happy to see that you are back. I've been looking at your blog for a long time. I'm not sure if I have signed up as an official follower. I'll have to check it out.
Fondly, Etty

Quilting Corner said...

Yes, I am a follower. Thanks for the opportunity to have a chance at your giveaway.
Fondly, Etty

Sunni @Love Affair with my Brother said...

You have definitely been a busy lady! Glad you are back!

Sunni @Love Affair with my Brother said...

I'm following you via GFC

Sunni @Love Affair with my Brother said...

I tweeted the giveaway.
http://twitter.com/#!/SunniLoveAffair/status/124562253763706881

Diane N said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Diane N said...

I'm a follower!

Dawn said...

Nice blog! Thanks for a chance at the giveaway, too.

Diane's quilting said...

Rainy weather should be quilting weather for sure!

Diane's quilting said...

I've not been blogging much lately either, jelly making season!

Zizophora said...

And I'm a follower.

Quiltin' Sandy said...

Hi I haven't posted for ages either! Too busy reading everyone else's blogs! ;)
Lovely giveaway. :)

Quiltin' Sandy said...

I am one of your followers, too. :)

poppyinpink said...

Wow, busy lady!!I look forward to seeing the quilt show pics when you post 'em (no pressure!)Thanks!

poppyinpink said...

I do hope you are ok from car crash, the affects can really go on and on. I joined!

poppyinpink said...

I posted tweet about your giveaway.

Marsha said...

I know what you mean by time flying by and not bloging for a while. Awesome giveawy.

Marsha said...

I'm a new follower.

yorkie mom said...

I'm a new follower!

yorkie mom said...

I love lavender!!!

hueisei said...

I loves lavender! Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

hueisei said...

New follower :)

hueisei said...

Tweeted via profile @hueisei

Kathleen said...

Thank you for the giveaway...

Kathleen said...

I am a follower....every time I hear the word lavender, I think of you....

Peach Rainbow said...

Shared on FB;
http://www.facebook.com/PeachRainbow/posts/211880398879923

Beth said...

Well I am a follower... at least you are in my Google Reader...

Val Laird said...

What a fabulous giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

Anonymous said...

Wow - I'm tired just reading your list lol. Thanks for the chance to win an intriguing ruler and pattern! VermontPines@aol.com

Deb said...

I love new rulers! Good job getting the post up - now to build momentum!

Crafty Newbie said...

Welcome back! Time sure flies! Thank you for the giveaway!

Crafty Newbie said...

I'm a follower! Thanks again!

Crafty Newbie said...

I tweeted about the giveaway!

https://twitter.com/#!/Num1_angel/status/125030637630525441

Kathy H said...

I am a follower.

Kathy H said...

Glad you are back. You have been very busy. I hope the next time you are so busy will only be fun things.

Carla G said...

I've never seen that ruler... I'd love to try it! Glad that you're back! Thanks for a chance to win! :)

Carla G said...

I'm a follower of your blog! :)

Debra said...

I have never heard of that ruler!

Debra said...

I'm a follower!

Debra said...

I tweeted here: http://twitter.com/#!/Lealee33/status/125291018106052610

Doina said...

Great giveaway! Please count me in!

Doina said...

I am a follower.

Vesuviusmama said...

Welcome back! Sounds like the good times far outweighed the bad in your absence, so that's good.

Quiltpecan/Angela said...

I am a follower! :-)

Quiltpecan/Angela said...

You are now featured on my blog for others to see your giveaway. I'm having one too. A bit smaller but come on over to www.sewhowsthis.blogspot.com

Quiltpecan/Angela said...

I love reading everyone's blogs and meeting new people and finding new ideas.

suzanprincess said...

I'm a first time visitor, through the FabShopHop, and found your blog quite interesting. Also would love to win a unique ruler!
suzanprincess

HomerMamma said...

Great giveaway, hope I win!

HomerMamma said...

I'm a follower!

Rhonda G said...

I only have a couple straight rulers so this would be a great prize to win. thank you for the opportunity.

Rhonda G said...

I am a follower. thank you

Laura said...

Glad you are back. I was away from blogging for a while and it feels good to be back.

Laura said...

I am a follower.

Raelene Rose said...

Hi Sue, lovely to meet you. Stay happy, Raelene

Raelene Rose said...

I've just become a follower of your blog. Stay Happy, Raelene

Beeshebags said...

Welcome back Sue. Hugs Naomi

Beeshebags said...

I'm a long time follower, but seldom enough hours in a day to read EVERY blog I follow worse luck. Hugs Naomi

Beeshebags said...

I've shared a link to the giveaway on my blog hun. Hugs Naomi

iluvmybugs said...

Found your blog through Naomi's blog....thanks for the chance to win that awesome ruler!!
cwayons(at)yahoo(dot)com

iluvmybugs said...

I'm now a follower.

Hands Sew Full said...

This looks like a great give away! Thanks for the chance!

Hands Sew Full said...

I have been a follower for a long time!

Hands Sew Full said...

I posted about this on face book!

Fleurette said...

welcome back Sue and thank you for the wonderful giveaway.

Fleurette said...

I am a follower!