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Thursday, December 29, 2011

500 Posts - Hooray!

This is my 500th post.  
I'm pretty impressed with this milestone so I want to celebrate with a giveaway.  Please leave me a comment and you will go into a draw to win a $25 gift voucher from Jane's fabulous on-line shop, Want It, Need It,  Quilt.  If you are a follower please let me know and you will get a second entry.  Spread the word and let me know and get a third. I'll get a random number generator to draw the winner next Tuesday evening.

Today I want to share the presents I received from amazing Lindi as part of the Scquilter's Christmas Stocking Swap.  Some of you may remember the beautiful bag she made me when this swap began earlier this year.

By the end of the year it was brimming with goodies.  What made this extra special is that Lindi managed to organise this whilst suffering the most terrible illness, Churg Strauss Syndrome.  She is such an inspiring person - please pop over and send her your good wishes for a speedy recovery.  Her blog is Quilty Threads.  Here are some of the goodies I received.
It seems Christmas will never end as the postie arrived today with these wonderful gifts from Shell, Fiona, Rosie and Karen.  You are so kind, many many thanks.

Another project for next year is Anne Sutton's Raining Cats and Dogs.  Anne is the very clever lady behind Bunny Hill and I love her designs.  I will be keeping this gorgeous BOM in my lovely bag from Lindi.


Don't forget to enter my giveaway

111 comments:

  1. You have some lovely pressies there! I would love to win the gift voucher!!!

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  2. Glad you liked your gifts. :)You have a nice project their to work on with your Cats and Dogs. I look forward to seeing your progress.

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  3. Wow if I remember rightly you are a 'relatively' new blogger - 500 posts is a fantastic milestone :-) Congratulations from a long-time follower and enjoyer of your blog. You have received some beautiful gifts. Your new BOM is gorgeous- I may have to go check it out!

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  4. What wonderful gifts the mailman brought.

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  5. Congrats on 500 posts! You really were a good girl this year, were'nt you, to get such lovely gifts! Looking forward to the next 500 posts.

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  6. Please enter me in your giveaway!

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  7. I have posted about your giveaway on the sidebar of my blog.

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  8. Congratulations on hitting the 500 mile-mark! :) And thanks for the giveaway chance!

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  9. Thank you so much for the lovely comments on my blog and congratulations on your 500th post.

    I do hope your birds have returned to your garden and are singing sweetly again.

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  10. Oh and I'm a follower now as well!

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  11. I follow and yay for you and reaching 500 post.

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  12. You received so many lovely gifts! Thanks for entering me in your giveaway.

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  13. Happy 500 posts! Thats amazing!!!! Since I have started bloging I have been a follower- can't wait to read the next 500- CONGRATS !!!!
    Michelle

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  14. Congratulations Melody on your 500 post.
    Lovely gifts you recieved from your blogging mates.

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  15. I love being your follower and have also been lucky to have you as a swap partner too.

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  16. Five hundred posts! WOW! Congratulations on this milestone Melody. All your gifts are lovely. Isn't the blogging world of swaps so much fun!

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  17. I'm a follower too. Thanks for the chance.

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  18. Congratulations on such a milestone!!! ... I hope you'll be around for another 500'more!!! ... Your gifties are gorgeous - what a lovely lot of pressies!!!

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  19. I'm a proud follower too!! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  20. Congratulations, Melody. 500 posts is a wonderful achievement, and in such a short time. Amazing effort! And of course I am looking forward to many more.

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  21. And of course I am a happy follower.

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  22. Congratulations. 500 posts, UAU!!! I'm looking forward to the next 500.
    The presents you got are wonderful, lucky girl.

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  23. I'm a follower of your lovely blog, of course!
    Thanks for the chance.

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  24. Tried to leave this comment before: Congratulations on your 500! And of course I'm a follower. :)

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  25. Gave you a plug on my blog. :)))

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  26. Hi Mel,
    Such an achievement....500 posts...
    I really enjoy my time spent reading every one of them...
    Your bag from Lindi is amazing.. the presents are icing on the cake..

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  27. What lovely gifts and congrats onthe 500th post :o)

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  28. I am also a long time follower. Hugs, Sharon

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  29. Hi Melody, congratulations on your huge milestone. I just love following your blog you are a real inspiration.
    Tracee

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  30. Look at all those pressies! Lucky Lucky you.

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  31. It looks like all of the Santa Swappers did a great job this year, how lovely for all that participated.

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  32. Congratulations on 500 posts! What an effort! I love your new bag!

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  33. What wonderful presents I especially love the bag. Hope everything has settle down now. Wow 500 posts well done!

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  34. I am a follower, unfortunately I can't blog about you as I haven't a blog (yet, but I can feel the urge)!

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  35. Hi Mel congrats on 500 posts,well done my friend.Whow what a beautiful bag from Lindi and a wonderful lots of goodies.xx

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  36. Hi again Mel i am a follower of your lovely blog.xx

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  37. Wow! Melody 500 posts Awesome! I have loved following your blog and being apart of your special weekly days. You are truly an inspiring and generous person. Congratulations and I am looking forward to reading more of your wonderful posts in the future.
    Hugs & Blessings Michelle xx

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  38. Congratulations on 500 posts - Of course I'm a follower - LOL

    Gorgeous gifts Melody

    Hugs - Fee X

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  39. Thanks for sharing your wonderful gifts! I have enjoyed seeing them!

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  40. Fabulous presents Melody, you really are the lucky girl, mind you, you do deserve such gorgeous gifts.

    Congratulations on your 500th post, always full of inspiration. I would love to enter your giveaway please, plus I follow your blog ;-)

    Hope all is well and you are recovering from the floods.

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  41. Hi Mel, happy follower here, love the pressies you got, lucky you..

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  42. Congratulations on reaching such an impressive milestone. You certainly have received some gorgeous gifts. The bag is super scrummy and will be ideal for keeping your latest project in.

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  43. Congratulations on 500 posts! I'm one of your followers.

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  44. Happy 500th post! I do follow you and not just for the giveaway.

    Impressive gifts from dear friends... isn't the quilty world so lovely!

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  45. You have many fantastic friends!! Cheers to your 500 posts!! Amazing feat!! I am also a happy follower. Thanks!

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  46. Congrats Melody on 500 posts and

    HAPPY NEW YEAR XOXO !

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  47. Congratulations on 500 posts. No mean feat there Melody and you always have something beautiful to show.

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  48. Beautiful Pressies, Melody. :)
    Congratulations on 500 posts- I will never be able to catch up- LOL. Sandy.

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  49. Conratulations on 500 posts!! That's so many!! And your posts are always so lovely and full of pretty things, like all your wonderful gifts in this post. Im the luckiest recipient of your last giveaway so I won't put my hand up for this one.

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  50. Congrats on your 500th post! What a wonderful milestone. Thankyou also for the wonderful sharing with Tuesdays Treasures - I'll be taking part again when it begins. I'd love to be included in your give a way - and yes, I am a follower :).

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  51. I'm a follower-thanks for a chance to win.
    Peggy
    peggy_verdongibbs@att.net
    http://keepmeinstitches-peggy.blogspot.com

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  52. I have posted about your giveaway on my blog.

    Peggy
    peggy_verdongibbs@att.net
    http://keepmeinstitches-peggy.blogspot.com

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  53. I'd love a chance to win a voucher to buy some fabric for my group, World of Charity Stitching.
    Thanks,
    Peggy
    http://keepmeinstitches-peggy.blogspot.com
    peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

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  54. 500 posts!! That is amazing, Melody!! Congrats on having a wonderful blog!! I am not really a follower - instead I have you as one of my favorite blogs on my side bar - does that count?? :-))) And wow, wonderful gifts from friends all over the world!! Kris

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  55. Lovely gifts you recieved... and congrats on 500 posts.. thats amazing... what a lovely project you have to keep in your bag...
    Hugz

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  56. Happy 500th, Melody! Here's to many more :)

    And, of course I am a follower, enjoying all your friendly posts.

    Happy new year!

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  57. Congrats on reaching 500 posts - quite the accomplishment! Happy New YEar!

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  58. Congratulations on 500 posts. Lovely presents too. I enjoy following your blog.

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  59. Congratulations on your milestone!!
    Can't believe I forgot to comment.
    Love all the goodies you received and I think I am going to love your raining cats and dogs bom. The first block is gorgeous.

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  60. Congratulations Melody that's a lot of Posts..
    Your Gifts from Lindi are Gorgeous...
    of Course I'm a Follower...
    cheers
    xx

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  61. THANKS FOR SHARING PICS OF YOUR GIFTS>LOVE THE TOTE! HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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  62. HAPPY TO FOLLOW YOU!
    CONGRATS ON 500+ POSTS!

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  63. Raining Cats and Dogs looks like a fun project and I love the subtle colors. Thanks for the chance to win. VermontPines@aol.com

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  64. Congratulations on your 500th post! I'm a follower of your blog.

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  65. I am a follower and enjoy reading your blog.

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  66. CONGRATS on 500 !!!!
    of course I am a follower
    Hugs Tanya

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  67. I would love to buy some of the Reunion fabric!

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  68. I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/#!/Lealee33/status/152593785682001920

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  69. You can obviously write under water as well as talk under it lol. Well done, you just love the blogging world!

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  70. Congratulations on 500 posts! What great gifts you got! Love that ladybug fabric! Thanks for a chance to win! :)

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  71. I'm already a follower of your blog! :)

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  72. Happy New Year to you and well done on your 500th post - may you have many more post to write. Enjoy 2012.

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  73. Happy New Year and congratulations on your 500th post! I always enjoy a visit at your blog.

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  74. Congratulations on post number 500! Thanks for the chance to win

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  75. Oh a prize would be so lovely. Yep, I'm a follower too. Of course I am, just love your blog.

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  76. Congratulations! Thanks for the giveaway! Happy New Year!

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  77. Congrats on the milestone. Thanks for the chance to win. :)

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  78. I am a new follower, I found you through a link for your new BOM. Love having tutorials and things I can make as gifts, wonderful blog, glad I found you.

    Debbie

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  79. Congratulations on your 500th posting...I am a new follower...(o:

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  80. I'll be working on some projects by Bunny Hill Designs this year too...I luv Anne's work and I must admit I have a huge collection of her patterns. Best of all...I had the opportunity to meet her at Spring Market 2011...she is an amazing women...the sweetest!! I luv to embroider and she was still working on her Raining Cats and Dogs BOM at market and she asked me if I would stitch the embroidery on the blocks...yes oh yes...of course!! I was stitching for awhile in her booth as it was being set up and then I took them back to my hotel room and stitched that evening and....now my name is printed on the back of the pattern. This fall she phoned me...pinch me again...and asked me if I would do some redwork stitching. She was making Raining Cats and Dogs into a redwork pattern, of course...pinch me again... In December, she showed sneak peaks of the blocks on her blog, blocks I had stitched and linked to my blog....thanks to Anne I got a lot of new followers. I stitched the top half of the quilt and the rest of the stitching was done by Anne herself and another friend of her's also named Anne. It is now finished, pictured on her blog and the pattern is for sale. On January 5th she is having her semi annual sale offering 25% off everything on her website except the 'Pumpkin Pie' quilt kit. If you subscribe to her newsletter, she publishes it on the 5th of every month, there will be a coupon code that you will have to use...my list is ready to order when the newsletter comes out. There is lots of inspiration on Anne's blog. http://bunnyhillblog.com/

    Happy New Year Melody, hugs Pauline

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  81. Love the idea of a freebie a day! That bapron will be on my list as well. A new granddaughter is on the way in April...so anxious! Looking forward to more great tutes!

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  82. Thank you for the giveaway. I've never won one but I still have hope.

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  83. Congrats on 500 posts! I'm hope I'm not too late to enter it.

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  84. I can't believe I missed this post and a few others , I guess I have not been around blogland much lately. Congratulations on 500 posts !

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  85. I am a faithful follower ! Love your blog!

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  86. I'm a new follower.... I'm waiting for your BOM Jan 9th it sounds like fun....

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  87. Congratulations on the 500 posts & even more by today when i am catching up with some of my reading. Looking forward to 100s more to come too. Tracee xx

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