Wednesday, 6 February 2013

1st Year Blogging Anniversary and Giveaway

Today marks the end of my first year of blogging. I have been blogging for a whole year! 

It took me about 5 months to pluck up the courage to start a blog. I thought of many barriers to commencing one.... I don't sew fast enough, my sewing is not good enough, what will I say.... but I really wanted to do it. What pushed me into it was the thought that I didn't want to be a year older and still not be blogging so I took a deep breath and wrote my first post the day before my birthday. 

Well a year on and I am so glad that I took the plunge.

I have enjoyed every moment of being part of the blogging community.

I have documented my sewing journey and I know that I am so much better at sewing than I was a year ago.

I attended the Fat Quarterly Retreat which was just a brilliant experience. I enjoyed the classes but enjoyed meeting other bloggers more.
The girls I did the sample swap with last year at the FQR
Teresa, Elisabeth, Nicky and Emily

I wanted to be part of a bee so set up the hipBees. I value this bunch of ladies a lot and the fun that we have together. 

I was invited to join the Bee A Brit Stingy Bee and have met up with another great group of women.


I have met bloggy friends in person 
Tanya

Sarah and Judith

Sarah and Catherine

And others who weren't captured on film...
Trudi
Moira
Susan
                                                                     To name a few...

My life is richer for blogging and I appreciate the support that I get from other bloggers if I get stuck or need help with sewing dilemmas.

This year should be celebrated, so I want to do a giveaway for my lovely followers. There are no hoops to jump through. Just be a follower and leave a comment below. That is it. Simple.

And the giveaway….

A triple zippy bag made with these fabrics 


along with some of these 'treasure finds' zips.


The giveaway will be drawn next Wednesday (13th) so you have a week to have a go.
Di x

33 comments:

  1. Sharing the zippy love?! You star!!! I'm looking at a triple zip pouch for my new (huge!) handbag but if I win I'll not have to bother. Yay!!

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  2. Happy Blogiversary! Looks like you've had an amazing first year, raise a glass to many more. :)

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  3. ooh scary looking back all that time but haven't we come on since then! Well done Di - been great getting to know you!

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  4. I guess I've known you a little over a year since you were leaving kind comments on my blog before you took the plunge yourself. Been a lovely journey with you. Here's to loads more stitchy sharing, laughs and parenting advice from one who's wearing the t-shirt ahead of me! Happy Blogiversary and Happy Birthday for tomorrow too!

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  5. oohhhh happy blogiversary, would be really too excited to win and I haven't won anything in ages lol... :)

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  6. Happy BlogDay! You'll blog is wonderful! And you have achieved way more than I. I have lots to do in the next 3 months to catch up! I'm glad to see you wrote "I don't sew fast enough." for I feel that way always.

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  7. It's been a great year and so good meeting you in real life. Congrats on your first year.

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  8. Congratulations on your first year of blogging. I can't wait to meet you at the FQ Retreat and love being in the Hipbee's and Bee a Brit Stingy with you x

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  9. Congrats on your 1st year of blogging - and thanks for the chance to win a triple zippie made with those yummy fabrics :-)

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  10. Happy blogiversary! Can't believe you are 1 year old already! So glad you are a fellow blogger and that we've had the chance to meet several times! Looking forward to 2/3! Jxo

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  11. I'm so glad that you took that leap and that it has lead us to meet up on several occasions. Here's to the next year of sewing and friendship x

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  12. Congratulations on your first anniversary! So happy to have met you at FQR and still loving the pouch you made for the swap (it holds my basting pins so is in use more or less all of the time).
    Thank you so much for the chance of winning a triple zippy pouch as I'm not sure I'll ever have the courage to actually make one myself :-)

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  13. Happy blogiversary and happy birthday for tomorrow! I can't wait to see the pouch you make with those gorgeous fabrics!

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  14. Sounds like you have had a wonderful year and I for one am pleased you decided to write a blog, I lurked in the background before I started to blog for far too long. Lovely fabric choices and loads of zips to choose from.

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  15. Way hay one year today..... well done you! And what a brill year it has been, your post sums up so much of the lovely things that blogging brings. Great idea for a give away xx

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  16. Oh, Di. Congratulations on your one year blogiversary. Yours is a blog that I am so happy that I came across. I really enjoy following your progress on your many projects. Thank you so much for your generous giveaway.

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  17. Yay for one year! I love reading about what you are sewing and doing and all of that! And I am so pleased to have met you at FQRetreat last summer. You just reminded me that I forgot to celebrate my one year of blogging! Ooops!! Fingers crossed for one of your triple zips :)

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  18. Congratulations on your 1 year Blogiversary! I am very happy you started a blog too - and looking forward to FQR in July to meet you properly. I was there last time but there were so many people it was all a bit of a blur! This time I will know to look for the lady with the funky slouch bag :)

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  19. Congratulations my dear friend, what a year it has been, made all the better for the friendships the blogging community nurtures! And a very happy birthday for tomorrow :) x

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  20. Happy Blogiversary
    I am so glad you started your blog and I that I *met* you through it.
    xxxx

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  21. it's been an absolute joy meeting you Di - you rock x

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  22. oh happy blogiversary!!! I love your blog and am so glad to be part of not one, but two bees with you!!! It is awesome and so much fun! love ya!
    Collette x

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  23. I'm so glad to have 'met' you this year - happy first year!

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  24. Well done on your first year of blogging, great blog too. You have done so much in the first year that I am really looking forward to seeing what you will be doing in this coming year. Go girl.

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  25. Congratulations on your first year!
    Fabulous giveaway - can you tell me what the fabrics are and where you got them please???? I love them!

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  26. Thank you for your giveaway! a triple zippy sounds fabulous. And zips are always welcome!

    I cannot believe you have only been blogging a year, but the bloggy community seems so friendly, it is fun.

    And thank you for letting me join in with the hipbees- they are so good to be amongst!

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  27. Congrats on your first year and Happy Birthday!

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  28. Is international entries acceptable? If not, You could send it COD? I am a follower and I would love a triple zip bag with your wonderful fabrics. I started a blog almost a year ago and I also think I sew too slow and not good enough. I haven't posted as often as you because well I sew slow and procrastinate. I too love blogging.

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  29. Happy birthday di! And happy blogaversary !! It's been lovely getting to know u x

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  30. Happy Blog Birthday Di! I am glad I made it here in time to join your lovely giveaway! I am so glad you blog, I truly enjoy reading it and keeping in touch with you so I am looking forward to reading it for years to come.

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  31. Happy blogiversary Di :) Here's to many more!

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  32. Congrats on a year of blogging! Thanks for a great giveaway.

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  33. Wows wow I just love that stampy fabric, a lot more than I like the photo of me ;-)
    Hope I'm not too late for the giveaway, I seem to have about 2 weeks of blog reading to catch up on!

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