Saturday, May 02, 2009

It's My BloGIVErsary

How about that! I just notice that there is a GIVE right smack in the middle of Blogiversary -- isn't that nifty?

May 2, 2006 was my initial blog post. I tried it out as an experiment, having no idea of the world it was opening to me. At that time not yet knowing but a half dozen quilting bloggers. Never having heard of Chez. Or Mrs. Goodneedle. Or Karendianne. Or Jonco. Or so many more!

What a glorious ride it has been these three years! The quilting bloggers, the thinking and theological bloggers, the quilting/thinking bloggers -- all have
enriched my life so abundantly.

A bloGIVErsary calls, I think, for a GIVEaway.

Eight months ago I discovered a pattern for a terrific tote bag and I've made several as gifts since then. You can see the first one here. Like it? Want one? It won't be the same fabric; each bag is unique. Leave a comment on this post, and on Wednesday, I'll draw a the name of the winner. If you are a "no-reply" commenter, you must provide your email address so I can contact you.

'Kay. Enough for now. Gotta go start making YOUR bag!




28 comments:

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I was right behind you, in June! It's hard to remember my life before Nancy, NP!! Happy blogiversary, dear friend, count me in! ~hugs~

Laurez said...

Well, my goodness... I wish you a wonderful bogiversary! Keep up the grweat work because you are one of my favoraites and try to follow you as often as I can! Have a happy....Oh, pick me. pick me!
Laurel/|New Jersey WHaeser1@aol.com

Gretchen said...

Happy Blogiversary!!! And here's to many more!!! I always enjoy your posts and am so glad to read your thoughts and see your projects. Cheers!

Karen L. said...

Happy Blogiversary!!! Wish I were still in the Philly area so I could take you out for a real Cheese Steak at one of the two local joints to celebrate. Oh great, now I am hungry!!! Anyway, I have enjoyed reading your blog for the past several months. Think I found it through Mrs. Goodneedle's blog which I read all the time too. Keep up the good blogging and beautiful quilting .... and enjoy the heck out of those grandchildren!

lesthook said...

I only discovered ,really discovered that is ,blogs a few months ago. Just started my own last week. Congrats!

Piecefulafternoon said...

Happy Blogiversary - isn't this the most fun?!?!

And what a nice bag - I'll be more than happy to win that (as, I'm sure, will many others)

Liz said...

thanks for being here - I enjoy reading your point of view in our world.

Anya said...

Congratulations on your 3 year blogiversary and thank you for the chance for the generous giveaway.I wish I could read blogs and sew at the same time!

PS (PSanafter-thought) said...

I don't remember how I found you, but as a quilter, with a daughter in sem in Philly, and our mutual faith, I kept following you.

I don't know my blogaversary as I started the sewing blog, then the faith blog, which I had to abandon because it turned out that the name I chose was part of a bawdy limerick. ha. Then I messed starting the new blog, then finally got things settled. Oh well.

*karendianne. said...

Oh Yes! I'm such a Bag, too.

What would a BlogGIVErsary be without a word vfy: fornism. I think it's some sort of grammar rule.

Karen said...

Love your blog. Congratulations on your 3rd anniversary. How fun. I've only been blogging since November. Love it. Thanks for the opportunity to win one of your great totes!

Lorraine said...

congratulations on 3 years...I am only just into my second year! Chookyblue gave me your name as my partner in the SSCS last year and I happily "lurked" on your blog to find out a little more about you before I sent of your gift...since then you have become a great blogfriend and I always enjoy reading your posts....and occasionally being "green" when you post about wonderful holidays in the sun!
Word Verification" - sesserm - surely the new word for opening anything.."open sesserm"

GARI said...

You have made a lot of those bags, haven't you? I can't imagine blogging for three years: 7 months for me. but I have really enjoyed both sharing and reading and have learned a lot from others.

AnnieO said...

Oh, how fun! I hope to celebrate this kind of blogiversary myself one day. You certainly encourage blogging newbies like myself to perservere through hard times and share joys and challenges with blog friends. I would really love a chance at a handmade bag from you--please enter me in your giveaway.

floribunda said...

I'm feeling lucky, so I'll throw my name in the hat! So glad to have you on my blog-list...

Mimi said...

Congratulations on your bloGIVErsary!!

I would love to get one of your bags...it would make my day, week, month, etc., etc., etc.!

Whether I win or not, I love your blog and am really glad you started this adventure we call blogging!

Hugs

Pat said...

Your bags are lovely! Happy Blogiversary and may you have many more.

Lizzy Frizzfrock said...

Congratulations! You were one of the first bloggers & followed. Happy anniversary!

Tazzie said...

Congratulations Nancy, here's to many more wonderful years.
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Tracy said...

Happy Blogiversary! Nice totes...pick me!

peggy said...

Well, well, well, happy blogiversary there missy!!! It is amazing how quickly the time goes doesn't it?
I love the idea of making bags to take to the grocery store etc. I always bring my own to the quilt shop when I go and she always enters my name in the drawing for something free at the end of the month....never won but heck, i'm still contributing to the environment.... I'd LOVE to win a homemade bag from Miss Nancily!!!

Peggy

Chris@Cats On My Quilts said...

Congrats on the Blogiversary or whatever we call it these days. Love reading your blog. Keep it going!

anne bebbington said...

Happy third birthday Nancy - here's to many more :o)

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary. Enjoy reading your blog and would love to win the bag.
frances
frances.campbell@ns.sympatico.ca

Chookyblue...... said...

congrats on your 3 years.........a wonderful achievement.........

pam1228 said...

Happy Blogaversary! I just love your bags..very cute and useful! Please enter me in your giveaway. Thanks!
Pam
pam1228@aol.com

Annemiek said...

Happy anniversary and keep it up!
The link to that bag doesn't seem to work. I scrolled appr. 8 months back but couldn't find it. Now I'm curious and got to know: where's the bag pic??

Luckybear said...

Happy Blogiversary! I enjoy stopping in to read your blog and admire your lovely quilts.
-Kari karihazen at yahoo.com