Tuesday, January 12, 2010

It’s Contest Time!

Today marks my 200th Blog post.  YEA!  I started back in 2007 but didn’t really get serious about it until 2009.  I don’t know about you, but sometimes you feel like you’re posting into thin air.  That’s when I decided I needed to Blog just for me and if others read it that was great. 

Last month I was reading someone else's Blog and saw that they had a counter.  It counts visitors as well as countries that have visited your site.  I decided what the heck I’d install it on my Blog and see what happened.  At the time I really didn’t expect much.  I knew I had some readers and a few comments here and there but very few followers so my expectations weren’t high. 

Shortly after installing the widget I was notified that I had my first visitor from outside the US and it was South Africa.  I have no idea who it was from South Africa but I can’t thank you enough for visiting my Blog, you definitely made my day, week and month. 

So what’s to celebrate?  Well my 200th post of course but more significantly the 1 month anniversary of me installing my counter.  On December 12, 2009 I install my counter from New Counter and as of today January 12, 2010 I have had over 1,000 visitors from 39 countries.  I’m overwhelmed.  Apparently I’m not Blogging into thin air.

So……..here’s the contest.  Leave me a comment and I’ll enter your name in the “hat”.  Become a follower by clicking on the right side of the page and your name will go in the “hat” again.  Post a link on your Blog and drop me a note to let me know and your name will go in the “hat” for the third time. 

So…….what do you win?

Jan Contest

In honor of me going to the “Road to California” quilt show you will get:

  • 1 yard of Southern California fabric.  It’s 100% cotton made by Hoffman of California. 
  • A “Letty’s Bag” pattern designed by yours truly.  (I’ll even sign it……..aren’t you thrilled)
  • 1 Package of grommets to make your very own bag.  (You can pick from 3 colors champaign, black or bronze)
  • 1 spool of my very favorite 100% cotton DMC thread for piecing.  (You’ll just love this thread and your sewing machine will too)

So take a minute to leave me a comment, become a follower and post a link.  The winner will be announced on Sunday after I return from the quilt show.  Who knows depending on how many people participate I might even find a second place prize. 

Thanks for taking the time to stop by.  I can’t tell you how much I appreciate it.

Enjoy,

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47 comments:

  1. Am I number One? alright, so be it! Your blog makes me want a counter, it sounds encouraging. Happy 200!

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  2. Congrats on your 200th blog and here's to the next 200!

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  3. woohoo congratulations, and yep know what you mean about blogging into thin air sometimes LOL....will pop over and follow the blog as well - subcribe to it in google reader, maybe I need one of those counters on my blog as well would make for interesting reading.

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  4. I want my name in the "hat" please.

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  5. I want my name int he "hat" too please... ;-) Hey, found someone else that LOVES making Letty's Bags...told her to email you a photo of her bag...Cindy from Oregon should be emailing you soon....Have a great time at Road to CA!

    ~ Kathy (and Charlie too)!

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  6. woohoo, a letty's bag pattern, I want that...and I'm already a follower.

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  7. Congrats on your blogverserie...what a great idea.

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  8. Kathy Cina told me about your blog and your beautiful bags! I'd love to have my name added to the "hat"! Congrats on the visitors!

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  9. I recently had a Letty's bag done for me by Kathy Cina, as well as my daughter. We love them. Congrat's on your visitor count. Guess maybe I should have added a counter as well, instead of deleting my blog for the same reason - maybe will start back up, thanks for the incentive!

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  10. Congratulations on your 200th post. You have a delightful blog (and are a talented designer too).

    Have fun at Road. I'm going there too. Funny, as I'm actually going to try to shop for things for future giveaways on my site. You are so prepared. I love your giveaway items too! And very appropriate!

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  11. I am following your blog with great excitement!

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  12. I posted about your delightful giveaway on my site where I share insights on contests & giveaways: http://sewcalgalcontestinfo.blogspot.com/


    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  13. Congratulations on your 200th blog. I like your bag pattern.

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  14. Congratulations on your 200th posts!!!, I'm from Costa Rica, am I the first from here?, blogland is a funny and interesting place for sure!, I'm your follower now!

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  15. Congratulations on your 200th post! How amazing about your counter. It is fun to know that there are folks out there reading a blog. Thanks for such a great giveaway :-)

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  16. Great giveaway for your blogversary! Thank you very much, would LOVE to win!!

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  17. Congratulations on your 200th post. I am becoming a follower.

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  18. wow - 2 years of blogging! congratulations
    gill
    ps i'm from the uk if you're counting!

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  19. Congrats on making it to 200! Another milestone...enjoy the show and bring back some pretties!

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  20. Congratulations on your 200th post! Great giveaway! I am a follower and I put a link on my sidebar.

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  21. Congratulations...I have been following you through google reader, but now am an official follower. Smile!

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  22. Congratulations on your 200th blog, what a lovely gift you are offering, hope I win

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  23. Congratulations on your 200th post! Great giveaway! Hope you come by my blog and check out my giveaway!

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  24. Became a follower! Can't wait to see pics from Road To CA!

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  25. Oh WOW!!! California fabric and all the OTHER STUFF, TOO?!?!?

    Yes... PLEASE add my name in your hat!

    Rosa Robichaud
    Saint John, New Brunswick
    Canada

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  26. Congratulations on your 200th post, and wish you 2000 more.I become a follower too

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  27. love the grommet bags and congratulations on your 200th post. I will be a follower also.

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  28. Congrat's on 200! And thank you for the nice giveaway~ I love the bag! :-)

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  29. I've been looking at this bag.
    Congrats on your 200th post

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  30. Robin,

    I learned about your site and the Letty's bag from Kathy Cina. I made the large size bag with some additional pockets for my new knitting bag and love it. I would love to be in your Letty's bag contest. You have wonderfully creative ideas! Thanks for sharing. Janel

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  31. Hello Robin,just popping in from Australia to say hello. Congratulaltions on 200 posts,may you have many many more.

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  32. Hi Robin, I was already a follower, but must admit that I generally only get time to read peoples blogs when I know something new is on there, such as when Marilyn mentions something on your blog! I really must perfect the art of using google reader one of these days. I'll pop a link to the post about your giveaway.....but as it'll be drawn soon, I'm not sure how many more ppl will visit. Hugs Naomi from Australia

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  33. Hi Robin,
    Congratulation on your 200th post; blogging can be a real chore at times, but you seem to do it effortlessly...love your blog; you're very talented. I shall follow you...lol!
    hugz
    Pam

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  34. Congrats and thanks for the chance to win! That is going to make one cute bag!

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  35. Congratulations on 200 posts!!!
    Have fun at the Rd to Cal...see you there!!

    Please throw my name into the hat for your awesome give away!!
    Take care!
    Paulette

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  36. I love Letty's Bag and would be thrilled to win a pattern along with all the other goodies. it's nice to see a giveaway that's open to international readers.

    I already follow your blog so I can see what you're up to next.

    cheers
    cat

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  37. Love your blog - it's great to know you aren't blogging to yourself - I have felt like that too on occasions hehe!- cheers Britt in Western Australia

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  38. I just found your blog and am now a follower.
    Julie
    jaaverill@aol.com

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  39. What beautful fabric and what a great giveaway. !!
    Julie
    jaaverill@aol.com

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  40. I would like to make a bag. Please put my name in the hat. Great blog!
    Angelika

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  41. I found your blog today through Paulette's blog--thank you! I have become a follower and absoluely love your blog and vacation blog--have so enjoyed both! I would love to make a bag, if I am not too late, please enter me in twice! Thanks so much!

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Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. I love knowing that I'm not alone, blogging into thin air.

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