Saturday, May 28, 2011

One-year anniversary!

I really can't believe I've been blogging for a year!  You'd think I would be better at it by now, at least as far as linking or copying buttons, but alas, I'm still sort of muddling through, even though my daughter painstakingly taught me the ins and outs.  But it's fun nonetheless, and I do want to thank you all for your kind comments, letting me know you're there, giving me advice, making me laugh, cheering me up, commiserating with my quilting woes and sometimes personal woes, and I love you all and appreciate you taking the time to comment, or even just looking through my pics and moving on.  I sometimes can't take the time to comment on your blogs, even though I might like to, time just keeps running along and I can't always run that fast, not do I want to, so I understand if you don't either, and a giveaway is my small thank you for your kindnesses and precious time.
So for those of you still reading, here's my giveaway goodies, and all you have to do is leave a comment, no circus acts, no hoops, no guessing, no jokes, secrets, words of wisdom, nothing is needed but a comment, long, short, whatever you feel like typing is okay by me (just let me know what you'd like).  I purposely have not added any pics yet, 'cuz I know lots of us just look at pics on blogs and don't read), so I'm going to have not one, not two, not three, not four, but five winners!  It's not oodles of fabric, just two or three or maybe four fat quarters, and one gift is a panel, but check them out and let me know if there's something you really like (I hope you like SOMETHING), and I'll take it from there.  I may add in a solid or two to go with the printed fat quarters to kind of round things out and make it more interesting.
So, without further ado,
Number 1 is this panel of "Fresh Flowers" by Deb Strain for Moda, and I THINK I have a nice orange to go with it, and I definitely have some yellow:
Number 2:   this Michael Miller boy fabric (oops, I'm being sexist), and I will add a solid yellow and blue which I forgot to put in the photo. 
and here's a close up: 
Number 3:  Anyone want some luscious fruit?  The one on the left is Alexander Henry "gilded eve", and the one on the
right is a light pink background, Martha Negley, for Rowan and Westminster - really pretty! with bright purple and greens:
Number 4:  This "Germania" by Jay McCarroll for Free Spirit, and this "Sugar Snap" by Melissa Averinos also for Free Spirit:
Number 5:  My little bird fabric which has no selvege, and the yellow goes nicely with it.

 I also have a black and white stripe Dr. Seuss that might go well with the birds or the Michael Miller.
Then there's this, which is sort of like a linen but is an odd color and I don't know what to do it, and frankly, I'm tired of looking at it, so if anyone wants that, please take it off my hands (so I guess that's six winners)!  Does anyone know what it is?  I got it from an Etsy site somewhere along the line, and she had gorgeous fabrics.  It's sort of a green/gray with purpley/blue:
So, I wonder how many of you, my dear followers, are still reading and will enter my giveaway.  Good luck to those of you who do enter, and enjoy the rest of the weekend.  I will draw winners next Saturday, at the latest.  May you bless and be blessed - xo
~ Jodi ~ 
Giveaway closed, no more comments, please!


  1. Jodi,
    Congratulations on one year of blogging! You have made some amazing things in that time!!

  2. Dear Jodi,
    Oh, my, what a give-away! So hard to choose one fabric...they are all terrific! I guess if I had to pick...I would choose the flower panel (#1) or the birdies...but I could be happy with any. Thank you for hosting this give-away and congratulations on your 1 year anniversary!
    God bless,

  3. Congrats on a year, Jodi! I'm glad I found you somehow, I enjoy your blog.

    And if i had to pick, I like number one and number 4, so if I were so lucky as to be a winner, I'd be happy to take either of those off your hands! :)

    By the way, it's me, Kit - Blogger won't let me sign in!

  4. Look what you've accomplished in one year, Jodi! and , I'm glad to have "met" you, too. Blessings, dear Jodi, as you do bless us.
    I really think your giveaway is fun, I like all! I'd pick #1, then #4, then #5 (who wouldn't like them birdies?)
    Hope you have many years to come ~

  5. Congratulations on your blogiversary! Lovely fabric giveaway. I think I like the birdie fabric (#5). Thanks for the giveaway.

  6. Dear Jodi
    congratulations on your first blogversary!!!
    Happy crafting!
    This is a cornucopia giveaway - which one to pick? - Germania or Birdie! Lovely
    Thanks for the chance

  7. Hey Jodi! Congrats on your one year anniversary!! If I have to pick I love #1 beautiful flowers or #5 the sweet birdies. Thanks for the chance!!

  8. Congratulations on your blogaversary! I'd choose 5, 1 or 2. Thanks for the chance! Have a restful weekend!

  9. Wow, a year of blogging. Ive found blogging takes up so much precious sewing time dont you? How do you find a balance?

  10. Thanks for a lovely celebratory anniversary giveaway.
    Any of the prizes would be great -- and numbers 4 an 5 are my favorites.
    One year of blogging is amazing to me - a non blogger! Have a wonderful Memorial Day holiday. I'm glad that I found your blog and now I'm off to read more.

  11. Oh wow, a year, it goes fast doesn't it? and trying to work out how to do links and things taxes the brain cells a bit, (I keep a little notebook with my how-to's in it) congratulations on sticking with it.

    I like #4,5, and 6 best but really I would be happy with anything. I'm very intrigued with the wire frames you have the fabric hanging on, they look like something to do with gardening - tomato or beans frames maybe.

  12. Thanks for the chance!
    I appreciate your work, you appreciate that person. Your blog says you're a sensitive person.

  13. Ok, now I'm totally frustrated after trying to post a comment for the 4th time!!! Somehow I continue to be routed to gmail blogger and I don't have a blog!!! ugh.... Then I end up losing my comment!!! Let's try this again!! Wow, I can't believe it has already been a year and I have to say that I thoroughly enjoy your blog. You have done some amazing things in the past year and I'm so proud of you!!!! I'm always showing off your beautiful work with my co-workers at lunch time.... they too are pretty impressed. I love the boy fabric and the birds! Thanks for the opportunity to win your very generous giveaway, that is if I can finally post a comment!! Congratulations for sticking with blogging even when the computer gave you a hard time. Keep on blogging!!!

  14. Congratulations to your first year of blogging fun!! Glad I found you ;-)) Your giveaway is just AMAZING - thank you so much for the chance to win some goodies. If I got to choose, I would love to pick No 1 - but No 6 looks lovely, too. And the other fabrics are wonderful, too! So - whatever, I'll be happy! Keep on blogging, reading is you fun!

  15. Congratulations on your blogiversary! I think I would pick #2 - I love those Michael Miller novelty prints!

  16. Congratulations on one year Jodi! Blogging is a lot of work, but a lot of fun! You are very generous with your giveaway! I like the Michael Miller print -- I love things that can be cut as I-Spies!

  17. Congratulations on one year, way to go!!! Thank you for the chance to win something for my lovely wife!! TK


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