Thursday, April 21, 2011

126 Followers + 20,000 Hits!

To quote pretty much every character in the Keanu Reeves oeuvre: Whoa!

I have reached two big milestones in the last little while. I have 126 lovely followers via that Google Friends dealio (technical term) AND 20,000 hits on the blog since it started. Dudes. Seriously....TWENTY THOUSAND! Check it out:



I think this calls for a wee celebration, don't you? And how do we quilters celebrate? Say it with me now: Giveaway!

Yes, my lovelies, I will be giving away a half-metre of each of these three Mendocino prints. If my research is correct, they are, left to right: Seahorses in Copper, Giant Octopi in Dark and Giant Octopi in Orange.

 mendocino giveaway
I just noticed the dearth of actual octopi in my photo of the Octopi fabric. They're there, I promise.

How do you enter? 

Easy peasy: leave a comment - if you want to follow, that's awesome and would make me really happy, but it's not a prerequisite. Truthfully, I'd rather you were here because you like the blog, not because you were forced to be, know what I mean?

But having said that, and since this giveaway celebrates my blog "hits," you can get a second entry if you've snagged my button (told you I'd make it worth your while). Please make sure your second entry/comment mentions that so I can check up on you (says the rule-follower).

The giveaway is open to everyone, but be forewarned that I am not Canada Post''s biggest fan, so I will be giving them as little money as possible. That means cheap - and therefore slower - postage. Especially (ironically) for Canadians. Have I mentioned my loathing of Canada Post?

I'll be on a bloggy break for Easter, so let's keep this giveaway open until Easter Monday at 9:00pm Pacific. Please make sure I can contact you if your entry is chosen. If I can't, I will choose someone else. Thanks!

Comments closed and winner chosen!

60 comments:

  1. Oh how lovely it would be, if the first person to comment actually won. And it would be me! Ha! Those prints would make an awesome quilt! Congratulations on over 20,000 hits.

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  2. And comment #2...your button has made a home on my blog....Well, both my blogs actually! blines58.blogspot.com and theseamrippers.blogspot.com

    Happy Easter!!!

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  3. What a fabulous giveaway! Congrats on your progress.

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  4. Wonderful giveaway! I am a follower!

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  5. I bought 8 metres of the seahorse fabric already with the copper and turquoise I loved it so much..it almost looks antique to me!!

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  6. Congratulations on your fantastic milestone. Here's to the next 20,000 hits :-)

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  7. Aha, button snagged. I'm IN for a twofer.

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  8. Ok, technically this is my first comment for the entry, I just got a little excited about the bonus, so I mentioned that first, that's all.

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  9. I love your blog! Such an inspiration!

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  10. Lovely giveaway! I love your projects, they are great :-)

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  11. What a great giveaway! And congratulations to you on your hittage, that's wonderful!! Your blog is definitely worth my while :)

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  12. Congrats on all your hits! You have a very lovely and inspirational blog and I always smile when you pop up on my reader. I love to see what you got going on!

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  13. Congrats on your hits :) I know I for one always stop by and have a regular snoop lol... thanks for the chance to win :)

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  14. Congratulations, Felicity! Happy blogging and thanks for the chance to win.

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  15. Count me in! Dang! Those would rock with the other mendocinos i hve! :-) Congrats on 20000!
    Monika,
    Who is equally disturbed by c.p.

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  16. Congratulations! I am a follower.

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  17. It took me a min. to realise that there were Octopie in the picture. lol This is the first time I have ever seen this fabric. Very nice! Congrats on all of your hits and followers! I hope the sea animals find their way into my mailbox!

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  18. congratulations! those are fantastic milestones!

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  19. Wow! Congratulations on over 20000! What a fun giveaway.

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  20. Thanks for the chance to win! I linked up your giveaway at http://www.craftbuds.com/giveaway-roundup/

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  21. Congratulations! That's a lot of pageviews!

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  22. Yay for 126 followers! Yay for over 20,000 hits! And yay for fun giveaways!

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  23. Congrats on a successful blog!

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  24. This is a fine reason for a celebration! Have a great Easter weekend.

    P.S. I'm here because I like your blog, not because I feel forced to read it. :)

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  25. CONGRATS! I cannot even fathom 20,000 hits! WOO HOO! Way to go!

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  26. Congratulations! Love your blog. Love the things you've made on Flickr.

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  27. Congrats. I'm already a follower & I enjoy reading your blog. Jxo

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  28. I displayed your cool button on my blog as soon as you created it! Many thanks for the chance to win gorgeous fabric. I'm going through an orange phase at the mo (see my picnic rugs!!). Jxo

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  29. Thanks for the fantastic giveaway! This is probably my favorite line of all time!

    Congrats on your blog accomplishments! Of course I'm not surprised, your blog is awesome!

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  30. Thanks for the cute fabric giveway. 20,000 hits..that is wonderful and amazing...

    baww76@aol.com

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  31. Eeeek! I want this! Please pick me! : )

    Congrats on 20,000 hits! That's so awesome!

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  32. I really enjoy your blog and am a follower. Congrats on the 20,000 hits, I would say that is quite an accomplishment! Keep up the good work!

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  33. Wow Amazing, keep up the wonderful work! I'm a follower. Thanks for the chance to win some beautiful fabric.

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  34. i'm already a subscriber & congrats on reaching 20K!
    karenjserna(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  35. Good job Felicity. I have enjoyed seeing your progress in your quilts and your blog design.

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  36. Hey, congrats! I'm a new follower - looks like I can learn a thing or two from you ;)

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  37. Wow 20,000 hits! And that fabric is too cute!

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  38. I also added your button! It's the first one I have tried to add- but I figured it out!

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  39. Congrats on your stats. I understand about Canada Post, they can be tricky!

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  40. Congrats on your hits and followers! A great milestone.....the octi fabric is awesome as is the seahorses.......

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  41. Just saw you at WIP Wednesday and wanted to see the full frontal. A giveaway is fun to though. LOL

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  42. congrats! thank you for a chance to win some orange fabrics.

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  43. i just love this fabric. great giveaway!

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  44. Congrats! The fabric is cute! Thanks for the giveaway! I'm glad I found you!

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  45. Awesome giveaway! Love your blog! yzobela (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  46. Congrats!!! Great fabric choice for a giveaway btw!! Thanks

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  47. Congrats on doing so well with your blog! Thanks so much for the awesome giveaway. I just became a follower.

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  48. Congratulations on your milestones for your blog! Thanks for the giveaway - I do not own any HR fabrics so would be pleased to make a quilt or pillow with these should I win. Best wishes for continue success with your blog.

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  49. Congrats! Isn't it nice to know that a couple people actually look at what we put out there:) I have gotten lots of inspiration from you since I found your site... keep up the good work!

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  50. Count me in for:
    a) your awesome giveaway (thanks!) and
    b) your Canada Post hate-fest!
    Maybe you should just hop a plane to Winnipeg to deliver my prize when I win, it will be faster and cheaper! Plus, I would give you wine, Lots of wine ;)

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  51. I'm destined to win this one. I just know it. I'm in the process of collecting hard to get Heather Ross fabrics for a wedding quilt for one of my daughter's best friends. These would be awesome to have in it. I'm in Saskatoon by the way and ditto on the Canada Post nonfandom.

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  52. Oh, I love these fabrics! Congratulations on your milestone! 20,000 hits is awesome! I'm just learning the ins and outs of blogdom mself, so I'm not sure how to do the button thing, but I'll give it a try.

    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  53. great giveaway! i'm a follower.

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  54. I'm a follower and snazzy give away. : )

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  55. Congratulations!
    I am already a follower ;D
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  56. Congratulations Felicity!!! And thank you for the giveaway ... I follow you already ...

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  57. How wonderful!!! I'm already a follower, and I'd love a chance to win! Thanks so much (I despise going to the PO too).

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  58. I am with ya on the Canada Post thing!
    This is an awesome giveaway! I found out about it through 'craft buds' & had to get over here to comment!
    Off to take a look around now... :)

    charlottefata (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  59. I Love this line! Congrats and thanks for celebrating with us :)

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