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Thursday, April 18, 2013

A Celebration!

Hi Everyone,

I really want to write and thank all of you for visiting and commenting.  It has been so much fun getting to know many of you!  I really enjoy all of your feedback.  This post is to celebrate the fact that I now have 100 followers (a goal for a long time) AND that this is my 250th post.  Who would have thought I would have enough to say to write that many times!

To celebrate, I'm going to have a giveaway.  One of "the lights" that I got from Ikea plus I have a few other things to tuck into the package.


To enter, all you have to do is comment on this post by midnight next Friday.  In your comment I would love to hear something that your are celebrating or are anticipating celebrating soon. 

I'm having company for the next week so I'm not sure if I will be posting much.  Don't forget to send any binding ideas to me at patrioticquilter@gmail.com if you would like to have them featured in the parade.  The deadline for that is also next Friday.  A few of you have already sent some and I'm loving them!  It will be a great post on Saturday, the 27th.

Have a wonderful day and thanks again for being such great people!
JoAnne

48 comments:

  1. I will be celebrating my precious daughter's birthday in May. She has been a mainstay of love and support to us. My husband and I have both fought cancer, and most recently, we have lost our son, her brother. They were so very close,and I celebrate that love they had for each other every day. Love you blog, I visit daily, it has brought me much joy..diannemitzel1@hotmail.com

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  2. Congratulations on reaching 100 followers! I look forward to celebrating the end of the school year with my students. We have many traditions at our school involving service learning, "rising" to the next grade, and speeches galore. It's always a wonderful time to reflect on the good things that happened during the year.

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  3. Congrats to you to have such a following. Doesn't it make you wonder if 100 will comment today? LOL. I know many who lurk but a giveaway will bring em out! (Here I am). I'm looking forward to June for our beach vacation where both my sons and future DIL will be too! It doesn't get better than that!

    Oh, I'd send you binding ideas but I left alot of my quilts in storage.

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  4. I'm soon going to celebrate finishing two little girls first communion dresses for a friend and her daughters. I've been working hard and at my age I need all the light I can get. If I don't win though, I'll make the hr. trip up north and pick one up. I understand Ikea does not ship lamps. Saw this one on Bonnie Hunter's blog. Keep quilting.

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  5. Congrats on the 100 follower milestone - that is great! I am one of those faithful followers. I check your blog almost everyday (sometimes the weekend gets a little crazy!). I am looking forward to celebrating warmer weather. It has been a long hard winter including unexpectedly losing our 38 year old son so I could use some sunshine in my life!
    Hope I win the prize - I don't have an Ikea near me and I have been wanting one of those lights.

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  6. I'll be celebrating at a Golden Anniversary (50 years) party for my sister and brother-in-law at the end of this month. Hard to believe so many years have gone by.

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  7. Congratulations! I am celebrating my upcoming quilt retreat--can't wait to be on the way to five days of sewing and fun. If this snow ever stops, I will be celebrating that, also!

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  8. Hopefully I will be lucky as I am celebrating my birthday today!

    mindingmomma(at)aol(dot)com

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  9. Congratulations JoAnne ! I am looking forward to visiting the The British Stitch and Quilt Village at the end of this month. So excited just like a child. xxx

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  10. Congratulations on a great milestone! I will be celebrating my birthday in a few weeks (on June 2)! :-)

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  11. Congratulations on 250 posts AND 100 followers!

    What I will be celebrating? Uhm... well, I'm taking myself out to dinner tonight to celebrate turning in 11 reports this week, most on Wednesday and two more today!

    Yea, me!

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  12. Congratulations on the milestones! I'm celebrating Spring finally getting coming to the Midwest, at least last week anyway. lol Birds singing, green grass, flowers blooming, windows open.......something great to celebrate.

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  13. My daughter, her husband, my 3 grandchildren will be here to visit in June. It should be great fun. Thanks for the give-away!

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  14. I am celebrating . . . a happy life, finally. The past seven months have been a challenge but so worth it in the end. So, now every day is a celebration of being alive!

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  15. Congrats on 100 followers ! Whoo Hoo !!!

    I am looking forward to 2 camping trips in May , one to Capitola at the beach and one in the mountains.

    I follow your blog every day and really enjoy it :-D

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  16. Congratulations on your posts and can't wait for the next 250. In the next couple of weeks we will be celebrating my daughter's boyfriend's graduation from culinary school. He is a big San Diego Chargers fan and I made him a Chargers quilt. Can't wait for him to see it.

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  17. Woo Hoo, one hundred Followers, count me as one. That's right, who knew we had so much to say?

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  18. Congrats on 100 followers! The little lamp is cute!

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  19. Oh, wow! I would so love to own one of these sweet little lights.--We live 450 miles from the nearest Ikea!

    Congratulations on adding followers.

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  20. My sister and I are celebrating her 65th birthday and semi-retirement by going to Paducah!! Congrats on your two acheivements. I agree with Dora, and also no IKEA in sight. There are all sorts of things I would love to by from there!

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  21. Congratulations with your blog. I have never been to Paducah quilt show and I am getting to go this year. I can't wait! I love the light and thank you for the chance.

    Linda-TN
    ChenL99290@aol.com

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  22. Congrats on the followers! I want one of these little lights, have seen them all over blog land, but there is no Ikea near me! I celebrate every single day - love my life and my job!

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  23. I am excited to be one of your newer followers. Your quilts are beautiful! Our next little celebration here will be an ice cream night after my son's Science Fair! We try to celebrate lots of little things mixed in with the big ones.

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  24. Thank you for the opportunity to enter! I am celebrating the recent news that my job at a non-profit agency has been refunded for another TWO years! I'm so excited about the projects I'm going to be able to tackle!
    nancyrose123@hotmail.com

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  25. Congrats on your posts, that's an exciting milestone. I'm looking forward to celebrating my granddaughter's third birthday soon. You have a great day!

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  26. My husband and I are celebrating our retirement and relocation to our home in Northern Michigan. Many, many, many years of teamwork and often hard work have made this dream come true. Congrats on your milestones ... I read your postings on a daily basis and enjoy them immensely!

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  27. Awesome and congrats on 100 followers! Woot! I love reading your posts, JoAnne. You always have something interesting, informative or fun to share! Keep up the great work, and thanks for all your great posts! In celebration, I think we are right now celebrating seeing our youngest son, who we haven't seen in 3 years! And it was a surprise visit while we're traveling! Awesome! :o)

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  28. Congratulations on 100 followers!! Your blog is wonderful!! chris

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  29. I love coming to your blog and have a cuppa coffee! Congrats!

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  30. Congratulations! I will be celebrating my daughter's 15th birthday soon. Yikes!

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  31. Great giveaway, I would love to be entered! We are actually celebrating two birthdays very soon - my youngest daughter turns 2 in the first week of May, and the following week my oldest will be 11! So hard to watch them grow older!!! :)

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  32. What a lovely giveaway! My daughter is graduating from college in a few weeks and I'm planning a surprise for her.

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  33. Congratulations and thank you for your inspiring blog, and for the good work that you do! I am looking forward to celebrating the day I can put my shovel away. I hope that will happen this month. It's still snowing today!

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  34. This is my third try at commenting. Lets hope it works...Mr O and I are celebrating his retirement by travelling for the last 2 months. We hope to be home in 2 weeks and I plan to celebrate getting home and getting re-acquainted with my fabric and sewing machine. I can't wait!

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  35. Thank you for your inspiring blog. My family and I are going to be celebrating the return of our son from
    Afghanistan. He is on a 14 month tour and only has 3 months remaining. July will be a great month.

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  36. Congratulations for reaching a couple blogging milestones! I would love the light. I've added your blog to my blog roll.

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  37. This is a really nice give away and how nice of you to do.....I guess you could say I am celebrating our sale of our home and moving into a new place where I hope to have a great sewing space....that is pretty special to me!
    Gail

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  38. Congrats on 100 followers and 250 post, I'm celebrating life, so many loved ones have been fighting cancer so just makes one appreciate life all the more. Thanks for the chance to win this great little lamp.:)

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  39. Congratulations on your milestone! I actually stopped in to see what you'd done with scraps this week, but I couldn't resist entering a giveaway, of course. What am I celebrating? I'm celebrating the fact that a number of people have joined me in using their scraps to make lovely things. Your QOV idea is wonderful, and I definitely think you should pursue your own Duck Dynasty version as well!

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  40. Congratulations on your followers and posts! That is great. I found you thru Bonnie Hunter's mystery - you had posted pictures of your quilt. The thing I am looking forward to celebrating is my birthday on April 30th!! I would love one of these Ikea lights as the closest Ikea is 2 1/2 hours from my home.

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  41. Congratulations on your blog milestones. Your blog is lots of fun to read and very inspiring. Next month we will be celebrating our oldest granddaughter's third birthday. In October I hope to be celebrating losing 80 pounds and keeping it off a whole year. Yeah! Thanks for a great giveaway. I've only been to Ikea once when on a trip and loved it.

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  42. On May 1st we will be celebrating my mom's 91st birthday. She has lived longer than any familiy member for 3 generations so we feel very lucky to have her here with us.

    I've been reading your blog since your Hawaii days but have never commented. I appreciate all of your tips, tutorials, ideas and suggestions. You're very generous with all of your quilting knowledge and I love your unabashed patriotisim! Very refreshing and inspiring.

    Thank you for the opportunity to participate in your give-away.

    Melissa in California

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  43. Wow...what a great giveaway and milestone!! Blogging has been a fun way for me to connect with other quilters and realize there are others that share my love of quilting! We will be celebrating my husband's next Air Force promotion in a few weeks...it's definitely been a long time coming and he deserves it. I'm so incredibly proud of him!

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  45. Congratulations on your milestones!! Blogging is such a wonderful experience. I am forever finding new things to add to my quilt bucket list and many pretty things to look at.

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  46. Congrats!!!! Love your Blog! I love everything patriotic. I make quilts for Quilts of Valor, Fallen soldiers and recently a raffle quilt for the Wounded Warrior Project. I am celebrating that my Air Force son has been chosen to be a flight instructor!!! Planning a trip to see him in Texas!

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  47. Hi JoAnne, congratulations... I love your header. Right now I am in anticipation of my local quilt show... next weekend. I am the featured quilter... so I am doing lots of finishing- binding, sleeves, labels etc. It should be a fun weekend!
    I had to read what everyone else was celebrating... I am excited for all of them! Have a great weekend... hopefully you get to relax after all your company is gone!

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