Sunday, September 25, 2011

500th post and a contest!!

Wow, when I started this blog, I never dreamed I would make it to 500 posts!  For those of you who know me, you know I like to talk, sometimes about absolutely nothing.  I can't stand dead air,  I  have to have noise.  To celebrate this milestone on my blog I have decided to have a giveaway.  Yep, thats right something for FREE! (I am thinking along the lines of a Layer Cake or more, not sure which one yet)  I will announce the winner on  Friday September 30.  If you are not a follower, you need to become one,  that is how we will choose our winner!  Leave a post telling me what you do to kick off your Fall crafting time!!  Don't forget become a follower of the blog first.  Last but not least I want to tell all of you "Thank-you"  I couldn't have made it to 500 if you didn't read my silly posts and my over use of the exclamation point (Love that thing!!)   I love reading your comments and follow many of you in blogland.  So, Thank-you again!!  You can also follow us on Pinterest and Facebook.
Toodles,
Nadine

115 comments:

Hansen Family said...

This year I am kicking off fall crafting season by making that cute rosette flower pillow you have in your store and I might also use rosettes to make a fall wreath for my door as well!

Nancy said...

I am a follower of your blog. Congrats on 500! wow. I am not sewing right now because of surgery but will be kicking off my return by making my list of projects to complete. Can't wait to start.

Delores said...

I am a follower of your blog. I am working on a wool penny rug with pumpkins on it.
Love to win your giveaway, thanks for the chance.

Amy said...

I'm a follower and the way I kick of fall crafting is just by dragging out all my old stuff and seeing what I "need".

Denise said...

Right now I'm going through my 2011 photos in preparation for Scrap Camp at the end of October...5 days of scrapbooking & Girl Time! My favorite Fall event ;) Thanks for the giveaway and congrats on your 500th post!

Deb said...

Already a follower. Looking at starting a spider web quilt next

Mommarock said...

I am already a follower, I am starting my fall by making some Christmas gifts.. I should have started as soon as last Christmas was done.

Darlene said...

I'm working on a Halloween quilt right now and hope to move on to some placemats and a table runner. Of course, I need to make my gandchildren's halloween costumes.

Kayli said...

I kicked off the great season of fall by making a pumpkin wall hanging out of grand finale by sandy gervais. Now I need to finish other quilting and get started on Christmas! Thanks for the great giveaway, I'm a follower.

gill said...

I'm already a follower!
Before I start anything Christmassy I'm making the 'Zen Chic' quilt from the Farbstoff-bridge blog

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Hi Nadine...I am already a follower;love your posts. I wait til after our community turkey supper here; it is Oct 1st this year; alway the weekend before our Thanksgiving holiday. That is like a line for me to start my fall things...whether it is crafts; which I have a number on the go; or getting my garden in for winter..or wood in...you know; the grind.....lol. I will start with cleaning the sewing room..haha!!!!

reddquilter said...

Just been to Quilt Fest in Provo and now looking forward to finishing my Halloween Quilt (started last year). Love Material Girls and Fall !

Lori said...

I like getting out my decorations that I haven't seen in a year. I always forget what I have.

Lori said...

I'm a follower too, and congrats on 500! I just finished a full fall clean-out and now have all my fat quarters in display boxes, supplies clipped up for easy access, and my waiting to-dos lined up on the cutting board. YAY! Excited to get started.

Lee Ann said...

I am not doing much this year as I'm October is chock full of plans that will take up a lot of my time. I am planning to cut a bunch of hexies and try to sew those up during my busyness.

Kim/ThisandThat said...

I'm all ready one of your followers, and I read,read,read like I'm doing now. I like to see what everyone is up to.
Bought a new quilt pattern today and I am ready to get started.
And congrats on your #500!!

alex said...

Congrats on 500 - what can I say but wow. Always enjoy your store, keep it up. I am busy sewing a couple of Buggy Barn Halloween quilts and then I am moving on to Christmas quilts for gift giving.

Erin Marie said...

500. Awesome!

For fall crafting season... I'm just making a bunch of stuff for The Sewing Summit. And then Christmas presents. Oh, and I have to figure out a costume for my daughter for Halloween.

Usually, I just start in on the Christmas presents.

Ann Marie said...

I have been a follower for some time now. My quilting style doesn't change when fall arrives, I just keep on doing what I was doing before. Even though I will do more quilting during fall and winter, and more piecing in the springtime and summer. Waaaaayyy too HOT and HUMID to do much quilting of the quilts during summertime!!!

James-Linda said...

HAPPILY FOLLOWING YOU!
CONGRATS! ON 500+ !
I like to make something with apples,pumpkins or something to do with harvesting this time of year.
THANKS SO FOR SHARING!

jldouglas@wispwest.net

Michelle Jensen said...

I follow. I love seeing the updates of fabric and I love stopping by the store. Thanks for the giveaway. I hope I win but I rarely ever win stuff so Fingers Crossed!! Thanks!

Cassie Marie said...

I've been making some fun sketchbooks to kick off crafting season! It's been a lot of fun. I need to do some quilting though...some new fabric would help kick that off!!

Tina said...

I hope you can get 500 comments. I love your blogg and check it often. This year I am teaching a class at my quilt guild on a pumpkin table runner.

Debbie said...

I follow your blog.Great job on 500 posts.I am redoing my sewing room right now so fall projects will be fun with a new clean organised room.Thanks for chance to win.
Debbie

mean sarah jean said...

I started my Halloween sewing 2 weeks ago. So far, I've made 4 trick-or-treat bags and 2 1/2 costumes! congratulations on 500 posts! and i do follow you ...

izziemakesthree said...

I'm kicking off fall by making a new wall hanging in all the warm colors of Fall!!!

♥Duff said...

I'm a f♥ll♥wer!
Fall officially starts when I attend the annual wine-making & bottling party at my friend's house. The party was yesterday--we broke 90 cases of grapes and prepared them for next year's get together and then started to fill over 800 bottles of wine that has been fermenting for the past year! It's an amazing day for friends and family to laugh and drink together, officially starting off the fall season!

Tylynn said...

Now starts the sewing for Christmas Gifts. I am making several little things for kids and a few big quilts for my 2 boys that are BYU fans. BYU quilts coming their way!!!
I am excited about getting started early this year in hopes of a calm December. ha ha

Janet said...

I am a follower. I haven't been able to kick off my fall crafting yet as I am much too busy working - but I'm going to one day of a retreat next weekend and hope to really move on a quilt then.

Jenny said...

i clean out the closets in the house to prepare for cooler weather. donate clothes i simply wont wear and give my sisters' with younger kids clothing my children have grown out of...i follow your blog!

Sonia B said...

I'm starting fall crafting season by finishing all the projects I didn't finish this summer.

Charming's Mama said...

Congrats on 500. I have started thinking about fall crafting but haven't gone any farther than that.

Brenda said...

Congratulations to you! I've been a Happy Follower.
I've been kicking off FALL with The Twelve Days OF Creative Fall on my blog.
I'm also sewing a lot of fabric pumpkins! My newest pumpkins are with burlap flowers.
Thanks for a wonderful giveaway!
:)

manybooks said...

Congrats, and THANK YOU!!! too! I am hoping to get some fall placemats made soon... but I might have to skip them and go straight to winter! Time flies!

Kellie said...

This fall I started it off by making a quilt for my sister out of the count down to christmas. It turned out awesome. Fall Is my favorite time of the year

kimland said...

Yup, I am a follower. I am working on the "fall" projects I didnt finish last year!

Jo said...

I am starting off my fall crafting season with a tablerunner for Thanksgiving and quilts for newborn twins.

Colleen said...

Between the local fair coming next wee and crafts show starting in October I just see what materials I have and what interests me and then I start sewing!

Liz said...

Halloween costumes, a new valance for the living room, new pillows for my couches and I need to get going on some crib bedding for my soon to be first baby boy (I have had three girls he need something fresh and blue!)

I am a follower btw:)

Momma Twitch said...

I follow! I'll be making pumpkin puree, soup, and quilting a yoyo quilt! :)

Kathryn said...

I am one of your followers. I try to get some Christmas sewing done at the start of fall. This year is no exception - a quilt for my daughter. Congrats or 500. Kathie L in Allentown

Hi, I'm Suz!! said...

Love your blog and love seeing you pop up on Facebook!! I'm skipping fall crafting and heading right into Christmas projects. I'm planning on a couple of tshirt quilts and some jelly roll quilts... things that go together rather quickly!

Congrats on the 500 post!!!

Hugs ~~ Suz
inspiringcreativeness.blogspot

Crystal Hendrix said...

I am a follower! Lets see I usually start off the fall with a fallish craft. I have made an I-spy Halloween quilt this year.

Brenda said...

loving this cooler weather, an getting out my fall decorations,letting my 10 grandkids help that keeps me busy, lol Keep up your blogs we are all here enjoying reading them, thanks so much

SoSarahSews said...

I've made some halloween-y embroidery hoops and sold them all already! Boo, black cat, spooky house, it's been fun.

Bailey said...

Congrats on 500 posts and thanks for the chance to win something great! My husband is a hunter so I trend to have a lot more me time in the fall. This year I have been working on piecing several quilt tops!

Patty D from NC said...

Love your blog and congrats on 500 posts. That is fantastic. I've been a follower for awhile. I start my fall crafting by planning my Christmas holiday quilting. Crazy.

Cheri C. said...

Yeah!!! 500... I can believe it!! I just wish I could come in and visit with you still... I miss your shop more than any others!!! I'm loving Terrain and Little Apples. So, a layer cake in those would be great!!! Oh, how I miss my Saturday quilt shop/Shrimp Taco day!!! You are the best and I always wish you much happiness!!!!!(I love !!! too !!!)

Annelies said...

Congrats on the 500 posts. I am PINIING and FINISHING some quilts I made LAST Fall so I can enjoy them THIS Fall!!! Wish me luck on all counts (G)!!! I am a follower.

Pam said...

Congratulations! I kick off fall crafting by making out my Xmas list of crafts/quilts that I have to get done by then.

heidiabc said...

Christmas is not so far away, material bought for a special doll for my daughter and material cut ready to be pieced for one of my son's quilts. So excited!

Cecelia said...

I am a follower of your blog. Congrats on 500! Awesome! The way I'm kicking off the Fall crafting season is making twin size Rag quilts for our 4 granddaughters! Love a chance to win a giveaway!

Vesuviusmama said...

I'm kicking off my fall crafting season by making stocking stutters - I vow to NOT be making Christmas stuff right up until Santa arrives!

free indeed said...

Happy 500th! I kick off the fall with decorating first; that really gets me wanting to be in the craft room starting on Christmas projects. I'm finishing up a table runner for my sister's birthday; I want to make myself a purse...seems I make so many things for other people and I have so little of my own handcrafted things...maybe I should start a year of selfishness? naw, too many people relying on me for stuff....

Kim Walus said...

Hahahah. I just left my comment on the wrong post. Congrats Nadine on reaching 500 posts. Totally awesome! I'm working on a yet to be revealed quilt that's due at the quilter's tonight so I can get it mailed off by the end of the month.

Candice said...

I LOVE your blog- I love your shop even more :) hehe!! I need to get in soon and get more some more yummy Lecien and others!! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

Peggy H. said...

I want to start off the fall by trying some of the new bright fabrics. They are so cheerful.

Would love to enter your giveaway.

Peggy
www.neverenoughstash.blogspot.com

The Blakes said...

hopefully with a wreath! thanks and congrats!

Gale, Ky quilter said...

Wow! 500 posts! I am already a follower and I'm starting off the fall season with Snowman bags that I sell to make some extra Christmas money. Delivered my first yesterday and did the hand embroidery on my second tonight.

Gale

Cadybeth said...

This year I kicked off fall sewing season by FINISHING projects that were so close to done but not done. I am feeling pretty good about completing my projects.

Beth said...

This fall to "kick off" crafting, I have been preparing for my new baby at Christmas! Just finished two blankets and am looking to make a "hooter hider" next! Also dug up all the projects I meant to make for Christmas gifts last year to get started on for this year! LOL!

Melanie@Crafty Cupboard said...

I'm working on some fun halloween houses right now, but I'm also making some quilted Christmas runners as gifts. 5 runners out of one charm pack and some solids! That's what I call cost effective gifting :) I follow you, even if I don't live in Utah, I am so inspired!

ANudge said...

I am now a follower. I've kicked off the fall crafting season by making a Fallen Dishes mini quilt.

Julie said...

I start pulling out my to do Christmas quilts. Weather getting cooler, time for more quilts!!!

AKnativewoman said...

I have liked you through Facebook - you have a great blog!

AKnativewoman said...

I forgot to say what I'm working on for the start of Fall - a braided draft stop for the front door! Thanks for the opportunity to win . . .

Kristi said...

I'm a follower - I started of my fall by making a school bag for my kindergartner.

Cynthia said...

Of course you know I am a follower of yours :) I kick off the fall season by beginning sewing projects as gifts for my grandaughters.

ladmquilter said...

I am starting to work on christmas presents. I am a follower...wow 500 posts congradulations.

Dorian said...

Congrats on your blog doing so well! It's a fun blog, and I enjoy reading it.

Yesterday was our first day that felt like Fall! Cloudy, cool and a touch of rain...awww, felt good after all that heat last week.

SO to kick it off, I pulled out a Sunkissed WIP. And started putting the pieces together. Something bright and cheerful on a cool day.

Four dogs and one quilter said...

Congratulations on 500 posts! As for me, pulling all those fall colors out of my stash and will make a table runner.

Marsha said...

Open my windows... I love nothing more than crafting with the windows open and hearing the neighborhood sounds... it's refreshing and revitalizing!...

Amy at Ameroonie Designs said...

It's boutique season at our house, so crafting hits full steam ahead and sucks up every spare (and some not so spare) minute.
xoxo,
Amy

beth said...

our quilt group is putting together a quilt for a member who is undergoing chemo at the moment for a brain tumor. We got our jelly roll at your shop! We love coming there!

Barb said...

I set up the sewing machine by the fireplace and am working on tickertape quilts for my kids for Christmas.

Kim said...

Love you guys! I'm starting off fall with my brand spankin new sewing machine and I'm going to make my hubby a quilt! :)

deserae said...

I am a follower! I love to craft in the fall with some warm apple cider and a pumpkin muffin!

Joni said...

My fall crafting usually starts in the summer, otherwise I'd never get anything finished before the snow arrives. Love all the ideas in your store.

Kristen said...

rethiciThis year I started my fall crafting by making a new yarn wreath. I still have coasters on the to do list!

Kelly O. said...

I'm in the midst of making a fall wreath-- to bring the fall into my house :)

lindsey s. said...

congrats on 500! i'm making fall table runners right now... and then i have to start thinking christmas!!

Laurie said...

You know how I've kicked it off:
Quilts, rugs, skirts, decorations, knitting, locker hooking, dresses for the grandbabies, sewing for the neighbors, shopping in your store and still working waaaaay toooooo many hours.

Maxine said...

I have been a follower of your blog for sometime now. I will be kicking off my fall crafts by cleaning out the craft closet..love your store

sandyandcosmo said...

I am already a follower and I kicked off the fall crafting season by making a large spooky Halloween tree out of a Harry Lauder's walking stick shrub that died this year!

Lamse said...

The 500th post makes me so excited I could come in the store and do the splits! Wait, I've already done that. Love your store. Glad I have supported you so much financially.......;)

Laura said...

I am kicking off fall with a new machine! I have several new quilt projects to start after I finish making Halloween costumes for my two kiddos. I can't wait! :)

Heather said...

This year I am kicking off the fall crafting season by getting ready for a holiday boutique I am doing. Congrats on the 500th post!!!

Ami-Beth said...

Fall crafting time means a birthday outfit for my goddaughter (oct 1) and of course, halloween costumes!

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Cassie said...

My fall crafting kickoff is in full swing. I'm making 2 twin size rag quilts. One with strawberry applique and the other with tulips. They'll be SO pretty if I can get them done before I go back to school mid-October... better get stitchin'!

Ms. Mini said...

kicked off fall by making some autumn birthday bunting.

Fekitoa Family said...

GEt everything Halloween done ASAP! Seems I always have a new one to do each year!

Debbie said...

I have been a follower for some time now. I am kicking off the fall crafting season by finishing a fall wallhanging I started last year. Then I am digging out the wool for some wool applique.

andrea said...

I love reading your blog updates! I want to make more things and I it's great when you share what's new in the shop.

amylouwho said...

You know you want to pick me! Then you can just give me my prize when I come to visit next week!

I'm currently working on some gifts and bought some fleece yesterday for new blankets for my kids.

SewLindaAnn said...

First thing I did this year was buy a pumpkin and buy a new pair of soft thick slippers. Seriously, next up is going through my fleece and thinking of comfy gifts to make. I'm also collecting leaves to inspire Fall coasters.

Janice said...

I kick off the fall/winter nesting season by tilling the garden in, cutting down all the perennials, taking care of the leaves, and then loving my time to cook soup, sew, create, listen to books, and watch the storms come and go. I can hardly wait!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Just making a fall jacket for my daughter...then the witch's hat from crab apple hill. So exciting!

Fuhriman Family said...

I am a dedicated follower!!! I love fall because I get really motivated to finish some of my projects, so I can make room on my table to start my Christmas sewing.

Renee said...

HI! I've been following you for a while just by visiting your blog often, now I am an official follower! I am from Argentina but I often travel to Utah and always visit your store, LOVE IT!
I am working now on a Christmas table runner and advent using Moda's Countdown to Christmas.

fancifulface said...

Fall brings out the fabrics and I start my Christmas Crafting. This year its a baby quilt for my step-grandchild!

Debbie said...

I am a follower of your blog.Great
job on 500 congrats!Jusft here.just starting christmas gifts.
Thanks for chance to win.

Dawn. said...

I plan to re finish my kitchen table and chairs :)

laurie said...

I must finish up the yard so that all my time can go to crafts!

Amanda said...

Fall crafting season most years begin with costumes for the kids!

Brianne Duncan said...

I am working on finishing up a queen-size bed quilt for our bedroom we are remodeling. A log cabin barn raising pattern quilt in blues and tans with the traditional red center. Love this blog, always something fun to read or explore!

nattyg said...

First of all thank you for the joy you bring into my life. Sewing/crafting creating brings me such joy! I've just finished making baby bedding for a friend, then the great christmas crafting palooza begins.

Natalie

Tiff said...

I feel like I'm always trying to sew or craft in one way or another so I don't really have a "kick off" :) But I am making a really great fall quilt and a table runner that I'm excited to finish. Thanks for the chance to win something!!

Heather Moore said...

I'm starting my crafting season by making some PJ's and a baby gift. Then I will start working on my first quilt! Can't wait to get started!

I also follow you already on Facebook.

Heidi said...

I'm kicking off my fall crafting by figuring out what Christmas presents I need to make.

Sarita said...

I end up going through what I have, organizing my supplies and then starting in on Christmas gifts to give.

Annie of Blue Gables said...

I am a follower. I'd love more fabric.
Right now I am altering Homecoming dresses. The quilt that is in the works will be the Tree of Life for my grand daughter's 8th birthday and baptism in June.
Congrats on so many posts.
~a

Tracey said...

I am a follower!!!!!! :) Fall crafting means the back of the quilts should be flannel or minkie., Have one on the longarm now. Happy 500th!!!!!!

Christine M said...

Congratulations on 500 posts! Here in Australia we are in Spring. I really must get stuck into my Christmas sewing.

Unknown said...

I am a follower of your blog. I am making 4 quilts right now. Every time one of my nieces or nephews have a new baby I make them a baby quilt.

Kristi said...

I am a follower of your blog, and I have always been grateful for the kindness you show me when I shop with you. I am working on a little man tie quilt (you know, in the shape of ties?) Too fun. http://www.etsy.com/listing/80548431/handsome-little-man-neck-tie-quilt-pdf