Thursday, July 17, 2014

A Giveaway for My Followers

Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation. 
Brian Tracy


Somehow the last week just flew by and so did this one.  Rather than share what I've been working on I'll just share some of the flowers that are blooming in my yard.  Then I'll show you what I'm putting in my Giveaway.  One of the reasons for this Giveaway is because I passed the 100,000 page views and I have 324 followers through Bloglovin now.  Thank you all very much for being interested in what I have to say and make.

Since I can't send you flowers of thanks I'll just share the pictures of the ones in my yard this week.  After having these come up for 3 years they finally bloomed this year.  There are a couple of new ones that have come up this year.  Apparently they have to grow a year or so before blooming.



We have several crepe myrtle trees and this is the largest one.  It has grown a lot in the last year and has never had so many blooms.  We are debating as to whether or not we need to trim it back so it doesn't overhang the porch roof.




The color is so rich and deep. Each blooming cluster is made up of many smaller blossoms.





The yellow cone flowers came up again this year.  Not as many as the past few years but they are still pretty.  The variations in the amount of brown in the different flowers is interesting.





One of the chrysanthemums we have blooms during the summer.  The others wait to show off in the fall.  They were from my Mother's funeral several years ago.





So the prizes I had selected back before the 4th got buried under some other things when we were cleaning up for the family coming over.  They finally surfaced this week.  I also came up with another one.  I hope you like them.



The Half-Stitched Amish Quilting Club by Wanda E. Brunstetter is a novel about 6 new quilters taking their first quilting class.  It is a heart warming story that gives insight into the divergent personalities that are drawn to quilting.






Northwoods Retreat by Brenda Henning is filled with great patterns using the stained glass applique technique.  I've used this method before and it works well.  Good patterns for men are sometimes hard to find and this one has a great ones.  Brenda is one of my favorite quilt book authors.






Quilt Your Stash is a special edition magazine that surfaced in my studio.  I don't remember how I got it but it is filled with 10 projects that would be suitable for beginners or for quick gifts.  I think they would appeal to many quilters.

How to Win:

There will be 3 Winners selected.  This Giveaway is for Followers of my blog only (new or old)!  To be included in the drawing leave a comment stating how you follow me and tell me what your favorite linky party is and whether you like to link up weekly or monthly.  If you are a no reply blogger be sure to leave your email info.

Drawing will close at midnight EST July 27.  The Winners will be selected and announced Monday, July 28.

36 comments:

  1. I happily follow you with GFC. Congrats on all your page views.

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  2. I was following via e-mail but moved over to blogger. Gorgeous flowers. Congratulation on all your page views. I do linky parties occasionally but sometimes I don't have a whole lot to show.

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  3. Congratulations Patricia!
    I love the crepe myrtle tree - never heard of it before (I'm in the UK) so I'm going to google it!!
    GFC follower !

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  4. I follow with GFC - new follower. I have never linked up before :)

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  5. I follow using Google. My favorite links party is Judy L's Stash Reort and her Design Wall Monday.

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  6. I follow with bloglovin. I join kinky parties when I have a project to show

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  7. I follow you with blogger. I've only linked up in a quilt along I participated in once.

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  8. I follow you by email. The only time I ever linked up about anything was on flicker, and I don't think they called that one a "party." It was a group quilt we were working on where everyone did a block on one theme and then someone put it together for a charity.

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  9. I was just telling my husband I wanted that book by Wanda Brunstetter, she is one of my favorite authors! I think I follow you through Bloglovin' At least that is where your blog shows up in my feed. I prefer weekly linky parties because I always forget when the monthly ones are and miss them, LOL
    missysaprons@gmail.com

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  10. follow by gfc and email i think. know i have always read your blog

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  11. just link my finishes to other blogs when they have one

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  12. I follow you through email and I have never linked up before.

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  13. I follow you via Bloglovin and I haven't linked anywhere before. :)
    clc97423@gmail.com

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  14. I'm a new bloglovin' follower! I love tutorial projects link party!
    pramuditahandaristi at gmail dot com

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  15. I like the monthly link parties because it gives everyone a bit more time to do their project! I am a seasoned follower of your blog via email.

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  16. I've been following you with Blogger forever and a day - okay maybe not that long but a long time. And with Bloglovin since they came into being. I'm in favor of any linky party as I love to see what others are doing. I usually check out FNWF. Congrats on your followers - that's really good. I love crepe myrtles - love the way they have all those tiny flowers and are bursting with color.

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  17. I'm an email follower for a couple of years now. Thanks for sharing
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  18. I'm an email follower for a couple of years now. Thanks for sharing
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  19. I follow you with bloglovin. I haven't joined any linkin party's lately.. Love your flowers

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  20. I just found your blog so I now follow you by email. I like the RSC14. I haven't linked any pictures yet but I try the piecing patterns and follow the monthly colors. I like to see the work of others also. Thank you for this giveaway.

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  21. I follow you by Blogger! Congrats on your followers! I'm working up to having more peeps on my blog. It is great being able to have people give you hints and ideas. I linked up for the first time with "One Flower Wednesday" by Journey of a Quilter. I have NO idea how to flicker, instagram, or any of that other stuff. I'm pretty proud of myself just figuring out how to post on my own blog and comment on others! ha ha! One day I will learn I am sure! Excited to follow you and thanks for the chance to celebrate your giveaway!

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  22. I follow you via bloglovin. I don't sign up for a linky party, but the one I like looking at the most is Slow Stitching Sundays, because I love handquilting. Thank you for the giveaway! I would love to win any of these, but especially the stained glass technique. I've been interested in this technique for a long time, and I have two brothers living in Alaska who I'd LOVE to make these animal quilts for! sarah@forrussia.org

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  23. I follow on Bloglovin. My favorites are the Tutorial link parties. I learn a lot.

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  24. I follow via email.
    I haven't ever done a linky party,lol.

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  25. I follow via email. I have never done a linky party.

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  26. I follow on bloglovin. Thanks the for the chance to win:)

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  27. I follow you via e-mail. You have a wonderful garden! I also like chrisantheneum very much. I do not participate on linky parties but I follow some so that I can learn much and get inspiration. Thank you for the chance!

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  28. I follow you on bloglovin. I have never did a linky party but love looking at what people have linked up tol

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  29. I follow you on Blogovin'. My favorite linky parties are WIPs. I usually make things that take weeks and weeks or months and months for me to finish...so I can't join any of the "completed" linky parties except once or twice a year. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  30. I'm a new follower via Bloglovin. I don't know of any linky parties. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  31. That is my favorite color of crepe myrtle! I follow via GFC. There are so many fun linky parties, especially Connie's at Freemotion at the River.

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  32. i follow via BL-karrie smith. I'm an old follower :) I usually don't link up to linkies so I don't have a favorite! ksmith8@emich.edu

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  33. That is a glorious tree you have in the garden. I follow through boglovin, re linky sorry I have not managed to work out for to link, have tried but no success. It only wortked when I did the Tula Pink challenge

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  34. I receive your emails. I have never done a linky party. I should do that.

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  35. I receive your emails. I have no idea what a linky party is or how to do it.

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