STITCH LINES...... Ramblings on life as a quilter, stitcher, traveler, photographer, gardener and lover of books, cats and fine chocolate....

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

A Thousand Posts! And a Giveaway!

I have reached a milestone I thought would never happen. My previous post was my thousandth post! Wow! Who would have thought?!! I have been blogging now for over 6 years - that milestone passed unnoticed in mid February.
I think this calls for a little celebration giveaway, don't you? Since I expect it will be quite a while before I reach TWO thousand posts (if ever!) I think this giveaway should be special. I've been pondering this for a while.. what I could offer for winnings that you would be happy with... How about one of my quilted iPad (or tablet) cases? Made especially for you, in the colours of your choice, of course... It will look similar to this one... If you are the winner and you don't have an iPad or tablet or want the case, we'll have to come up with something else...

So here's the deal:
1. The giveaway will remain open for one week- until midnight (Atlantic Standard Time) June 3.
2. It is open to anyone, anywhere, but you must tell me where you live. (I'm always curious to see where my readers are!) If you are a new visitor here, you might like to read my "Grow Your Blog" post which will tell you a bit about me. You'll see the link at the very top of my sidebar.
3. You don't have to be a Follower but if you choose to follow me by Google Friend Connect, Bloglovin' or by email, that would make me very happy!!  :)   Everyone gets one entry, whether you are a follower or not.
4. You must leave a comment ON THIS POST. If you are not a blogger, or you don't have a google account, you must include your email, otherwise I cannot reach you if you win. Take note, all of you who are "No Reply Commenters".... If you don't know whether or not you are a No Reply commenter, please read this helpful post from Karen at Sew Many Ways. She outlines very clearly, step by step, how to solve the problem. And if you are on Google Plus, leave your email, as I am NOT on Google Plus, so I cannot contact you....
5. If you visit here regularly, and would like to tell me what you like best about my blog, I'd be happy to hear your comments. Go ahead, make my day! lol

That's it. Pretty simple! Spread the word! The more, the merrier. And Good Luck!

Peace,
Linda

I feel lucky every day when you visit me here...

65 comments:

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a sweet giveaway! I have an IPAD without a pretty bag to protect it. This would be perfect! I live in Florida....but somehow I think you already know that! haha! And I love seeing the quilts on your blog. You go to some amazing quilt shows throughout the year and it's fun to see a few of the beautiful quilts you see. Thanks for the fun! Sweet hugs, Diane

Vee said...

Those are gorgeous colors! I live pretty far for one who is a "neighbor." Congrats on 1000 posts and all the years blogging. I always enjoy visiting and seeing what you have been up to. BTW, how'd the evening of music go?

kath001 said...

Congratulations! I am enjoying some of those previous posts lately...I love the "You might also like..." post thumbnails that appear under each post. I've been pinning some of your recipes. :)

Lin said...

Congratulations Linda and what a delightful giveaway. I am in France where it is a beautiful, sunny morning as I look out at my colourful garden. xx

Raewyn said...

Congratulations Linda from New Zealand! Wow, 1000 posts, that's a lot of talking :-) I've been reading along for a while now (not always commenting sorry) and will be interested to see how close to 2000 you get :-)

SBD said...

Wow, Linda 1000 posts! I love catching up with you by reading your blog and know what's going on in our beautiful city. I don't have an IPad but might have to purchase one to go with this beautiful bag. Susan D.

Karen said...

Congrats, Linda! I've been a long time devoteƩ of your always interesting blog, first through an RSS feed and now through Bloglovin' (which doesn't always work, btw, but did today!) It will be interesting to see if it takes another 6 years for your 2000th post! :)

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

1000 posts of sharing your life and passion for quilting is quite an accomplishment Linda, congratulations. A fellow Canadian blogging sister, I live in Ontario as you know and although I don't quilt myself, always enjoy what you make or the creations of others.
I've been following you with Bloglovin for some time and I've read a number of books you've recommended.
I do have an iPad and remember this case because I loved the colours, it would be a privilege to win one just like it.
Hopefully your evening of music brought joy to the audience and it was a gratifying time for the choir.
Have a great weekend!

Debbie said...

Congrats on 1000 posts! I love seeing your quilts. Thanks for sharing your outdoor photos too.
Greetings from BC.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Beautiful bag...I absolutely love the fabrics. I'm pretty much a lurker, but I enjoy your blog including your book reviews.

I live in Osceola, Indiana which is about 15 miles northwest of South Bend. I live just five miles south of the Michigan State line.

A thousand posts is quite a milestone..I'll have to check MY count.
xx, Carol

Jennifer said...

Wow, 1000 posts is quite a milestone - congratulations on making it!

Lee said...

Pick me, pick me, in New Maryland, NB! Guess this means I've read 1000 posts - yikes! Your photos, especially of quilts, are always lovely.

KaHolly said...

Congratulations! We are all already winners, just because you're you!

Kathy M. said...

Wow! 1,000 posts, I will have to go back to the beginning as I've only been reading for the last couple of years. Your photos are exceptional and I always enjoy reading your blog and book reviews. Have a great summer and I look forward to seeing you at choir in September. Kathy M.
PS: I do have an iPad and that beautiful quilted bag would be perfect to carry around and I can say "oh, that was made by Linda of Stitch lines"

sunny said...

Congrats on 1000 posts! My blogging has slowed down considerably, and i have a long way to go to catch up with you! I live in Maryland, USA. I visited New Brunswick last fall, on our way to Nova Scotia, and saw my first MOOSE! Everything we saw was beautiful, and I hope to get back some day.

Bencody Farm said...

Congratulations! I am a reader on a farm on the Blackland Prairie in North Texas.

Colleen Gander said...

I follow your blog in a reader and there are many good reasons to stop in each time you post. I live in eastern Ontario but I am a east coast wannabe so every glimpse of your lovely province gives me more reason to explore on my trips. I like your book recommendations as that tells me more about you, your peaks into family life for the same reason. The quilting and sewing of course is the first reason I tune in and I have learned lots, particularly about my own sewing machine. Congratulations on sticking with blogging at a time when others are losing steam. I would miss my morning visit over coffee without your presence on the web.

barbara woods said...

great bag! i am from Georgia usa Congrats on 1000 post

barbara woods said...

follow on bloglovin

Michele T said...

I am a fairly new follower so I can't comment on your posts with any authority!!! Lol I follow you via Bloglovin . I am Canadian and live in a small, remote communit north of Lake Superior. Thanks for the chance to win your awesome giveaway prize!!

gokatgo said...

I love your posts. I live in southeastern Arizona and the colors you get in your flora are pure bliss! I have coveted your iPad pouch for some time now. Someday I will figure out how to make one for myself (unless I win one....). hehehe

Thank you for a great break in my day!

Jennifer Scantlebury Vienneau said...

Congratulations on all that blogging!! And it was lovely seeing you again at your guild show. Thinking of you today with all that crazy weather you are getting..

sisylyn2 said...

I live IN small town in southern ILLinois called Palestine, IL
Nancy Hilderbrand
gsndn74@ymail.com

averyclaire.org said...

1000 posts is more than I could imagine. I am only at 148! Would love to win your little tote. The colors are gorgeous. I am from Chicago. www.averyclaire.org. I am already a follower.

Audrey said...

Congratulations on reaching such an awesome milestone. What a wonderful way to celebrate. I follow along via email. I enjoy opening each post to see what you are up to. May you post, and I get to read, another thousand posts. Home for me is a small town of 600 in northwestern Manitoba among the trees, rocks and lakes of the Canadian Shield.

Susan Mac Donald said...

Congrats on the milestone...quite an achievement; I do enjoy your photography although I know your blog has to do w/many stitching items. You can find me in Moncton, N.B!! (suemacdon@bellaliant.net)

Aunt TC said...

Congratulations on 1,001 posts! If your English teacher in high school had told you to write that many essays, what would you have said? Anyway, I enjoy your posts. You keep them short but informative which I very much appreciate. Having a give away is a nice gesture and one which I hope to win.

Kathy E. said...

Yeah on 1000 posts! That is a milestone for sure! How generous of you to share with your readers a hand-crafted gift like this...it's beautiful! I do have an iPad, but sadly, no case for it. My colors would be purple and more purple!

Jusmom1 said...

Congrats! I live in Pennsylvania! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

MissesStitches said...

Hi Linda! One thousand posts--fabulous! I live in San Francisco, and I love thinking about you being in Canada. I really like the sewing projects you show on your blog.

GranChris said...

Congratulations, now imagine sewing 1000 quilt blocks. That would be a large quilt. I'm in NC, outside Charlotte. I follow on BL. Love the flowers.

Lesley UK said...

What a lovely giveaway. I love the colours in your pic. I am following you on e-mail and I live in a little village in Norfolk, England. Blessings

OhioLori said...

Congratulations!!! Great Milestone!! :)

I live in Ohio! Love the colors in your Cover too! Gorgeous! I'd be thrilled with an I-Pad cover! & honored to have one made by you! Thank you for such a Special Give-a-way & chance to win!

I am a new Follower, thru bloglovin :)

Pauline G said...

Congratulations -love your blog. I'm in the the north of the UK. The iPad case is very nice and very useful. Thanks for the chance to win one.

Sheila said...

Congratulations on 1000 posts , I am about 300 behind you . I love reading your posts and your photography is always stunning . Visiting today from Nova Scotia :-)

Michele Inman said...

I check out your blog every couple of days. We lived in Newfoundland for 2 years, have several Canadian friends, and love your country. We now live near Spanaway, WA, USA.

Anonymous said...

hi, Linda, I love your blog, especially the quilt pics and the book reviews. Congrats on 1000 posts! I'm just around the corner in Fredericton, NB! Jeanne Kaye Speight

Mystica said...

Congratulations! I came to your blog whilst browsing. Will visit again. I am a reader from Sri Lanka.

Kathy said...

Great to see all of these comments Linda! I know there are lurkers out there that rarely participate, incentive this time, with your beautiful blue bag...what otther colours would it be for you?
Kathy in New Maryland

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

I follow via bloglovin'

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Congratulations! I had my 1000 earlier this month. It is a milestone. Your tablet case is just the right colour for me šŸ˜‰. You wouldn't have to make another one. Thanks for the giveaway.
I'm visiting from St. John's, Newfoundland

Betsy said...

I love the fabrics you used for the case.

Lee said...

Hello from Southeast Michigan! I enjoyed reading your blog. Great photos. I love the fabric you used for the ipad case! thank you for the giveaway.

Dolores said...

What a great milestone. Congratulations. I am from Toronto (as you know) and I love reading your book reviews and seeing what crafty goodness you're up to. The fabrics you used in the case are my favourite colours.

Sheryl S. said...

Hello Linda,
Congrats on your l000 posts- that is amazing, a lot of time and sewing. The case you have made is stunning and just perfect. Thank you for such a generous giveaway.
Brit living in Spain.

Dasha said...

Congrats on your 1000th post. That sure is some milestone. From my lowly 250 that seems unattainable. LOL And what a generous giveaway.
I've been following you for a while, and I love your garden. Your photography is amazing and I love seeing your part of the world through your photos. Such a different world to mine (NSW Central Coast, Australia). And your crafty things are usually gorgeous too.

Donna said...

This is a fantastic giveaway prize! Thank you for offering such a pretty gift for a reader. I follow you on Bloglovin. I live in Knoxville TN. Sorry I don't visit often these days, but I am incredibly busy trying to adjust to a solo life, injuries, etc. Blogging has been a very low priority. I always enjoy your nature photographs and see your latest beautiful stitched creations. Congratulations on your blogging milestone!

sandyhills x said...

The purse is so cute!
shaunie thefiggtree@yahoo.com

Pamela Gordon said...

Congratulations on 1000 posts Linda! I love the iPad cover but I don't have one and I'm sure hubby wouldn't use something pretty like that for his. :-) Living life on "the Ridge" outside of Fredericton, as you know. Keep on blogging my friend.

rosie said...

Love your blog ,especially enjoy your use of colour.
From Quispamsis NB with delight

Kathy H said...

Congratulations on your milestone. 1000 posts!! Wow! That is a beautiful case. Love those colors.

glassbylindi.blogspot.com said...

Congratulations on all your posts! Good luck on the next thousand posts! L

Linda said...

I just scanned over the comments and thought I had entered your giveaway but dont see it. I would love to win something you made. Congrats on 1000 posts. That's awesome. I just hit 500 recently.

L Bourque said...

A big congratulations on a blog well done. It is one which I look forward to reading each day. And who doesn't like a giveaway! Quilting, photography, book reviews, cooking, Ollie. Couldn't get any better. Well done my friend. Following from Fredericton.

Wanda Bergman said...

What I like best about your blog is the tutorials. Thanks for doing this great giveaway! wanda.bergman (at) gmail (dot) com

Sara D.B. said...

Dear Linda,
I hope one day I will write a comment on your 2000th post! :)
I found your blog thanks to lupins and I always admire your flower photos. Your quilting, however, opened a whole new world to me, and especially the crazy quilting is something incredibly gorgeous!!
Oh, I'd love to win in this giveaway. I don't have a tablet, but I have a new, small smartphone seriously in need of a case...
Big hugs from Finland!

Juliet Nowlan said...

Congrats on having made over 1000 blogs. I alway enjoy them and especially the photos and the book reviews. Just read the poem on blossoms you quoted - alwasy loved it but forgot about it until now. Thanks. I am as you know not too far away in Quispamsis. NB

Juliet Nowlan said...

Ps would love to win an iPad case. Mine travels all over the world without a case,

Jean Snowden said...

Linda, love your blog. Enjoy the book reviews, pictures of nature and quilts! You do a great job!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

So many things to enjoy on your blog - the photos are amazing, and love your quilts and projects.

Rose Santuci-Sofranko said...

Wow...that is so pretty! I love the colors and it would be great for our IPad. I live in Western New York...aka the area that recieved over 7feet of snow in our Snowvember storm last year. Thanks and God bless! ILuvTheEucharist @ aol.com

Marilyn said...

Love to open your messages especially the one today with the apple blossoms and poem. Spring is even slower on the Fundy coast this year. So the blossoms are much appreciated. thank you.

Anonymous said...

Really like the colors and dflowers
Nancy
gandn74@ymail.com

Carol said...

Love your photos and your poetry ....brings back memories of spring on the farm, here in Ontario. Been reading your blog for a couple of years and find it very interesting...quilting, recipes, books, photos, family, travels .....all very good reading....congratulations on reaching 1,000!

Carol

mscs@rogers.com

Mary Stiles said...

Congratulations on your 1,000 post. That is quite an accomplishment. It was nice talking to you at the Keswick quilt show. I will try to be better at leaving comments. I really enjoy your blog-- quilting, book reviews (we have the same taste) and everything else. There really isn't anything I don't enjoy.
So nice of you to offer this lovely gift.
Mary Stiles( dmstiles@rogers.com)

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