Extra hooray for Katy at Im a Ginger Monkey! I finally won a giveaway on the great destash giveaway day! I received these lovely squares from Domestic Anarchy . She was generous enough to ask me what colours I wanted, and cut squares according to my wishes. I said not too many pinks, since I'm the only girl around here, and I received this fun collection:
And this is my haul from the Feb. A Little Fabric, a Little Chocolate swap on Flikr from Meg. You should check out her amazing bags at her etsy store . The strawberry pincushion is super cute in real life, and the chocolate was delicious (it is very much in the past tense) and the fabrics are great! The one on the far end is a giant stylized bee print by Tula Pink. Fantastic.
And now, drum roll, please! This is my 500th post! Do you beleive it? I've been blogging since 2005. It is funny to go back -- my blog was a lot more wordy then. There is a post about my first trip to a fabric store to get ready for my beginner quilting class. Andrew was a toddler and Aaron was a twinkle in his dad's eye. I had not even heard of Flikr or html or swaps or had any experience with the blog community. I just took a leap in the dark and decided I wanted to write about my life. I think in my first year I had about 6 hits a week (all my friend Kris). And now, look at all the fun I'm having! I feel like I live almost as much of my life online as I do in real life these days.
So, in celebration, I am going to have a giveaway to show my appreciation to you, my dear readers and swap buddies. I will pick two winners from the comments below. You may pick from either a set of scrappy coasters something like these but in blues and greens, or a happy spring doll quilt. Let me know which you would like. I will leave this open until March 20th.
How can you win? Leave a comment and introduce yourself -- give me two interesting and one boring fact about yourself. And/or tell me one thing you enjoy about my blog. Hope to hear from you all soon!