Saturday, 14 August 2010

1 year celebration

Today it’s my first blogging anniversary. It’s hard to believe it was a year ago I was sitting here playing around with the settings and writing my first post. On the other hand I feel like I have been doing this for ever.

I started blogging without any point of reference or vision, but I knew it would be personal. My work is personal and there would not be much point blogging about it without sharing some of the stories. I actually share more about myself and my work here than I do in my “real life” (I know; quite an honor for you).

I was of course planning to make something for my anniversary, but if you’re a regular reader you already know that I’m having a dry spell sewing wise right now. The good thing is that I’m back at shopping after 3 Make Do Months so I was able to hit the quilt shops.


This is my gift to you for my celebration; I went out of my comfort zone and got green
The cutest fabric I have seen in a long time with 3 coordinating fabrics (I love them so much that I bought the same fabrics for myself)
Little embellishments to go with them, some ribbons
some felted decorations, hearts and a frog
a roll of cute tapeCoordinating napkins, a non-coordinating thimble with the Norwegian flag and my pre-diabetic poison of choice: milk chocolate.

If you would like to win these items, leave a (one, uno, une, en) comment to this post. I’ll draw one winner on the last day of the month, August 31.


Good luck to you all; I‘ll be celebrating the day drooling over the milk chocolate while I’m eating my apple of the day.
Sorry, the giveaway is now closed!

75 comments:

  1. Happy Blogiverary! I think you've picked a great way to celebrate, because oh my goodness that button trim is SO cute! And that little zoo print fabric is adorable, so fun!

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  2. Happy BlogAnniversary Nina Lise. You do have such a delightful blog and I have so enjoyed all your insights and inspirations. I love your giveaway, but really just wanted to say Happy BlogAnniverary (I do not need anything). Just wanted to say thank you for all you do!

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  3. Happy Bloganniversary Nina Lise,

    I cannot believe you've only been doing for a year :). It is very cute fabric...cannot wait to see what you come up with :)
    Hugs, Sharon

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  4. Happy First Bloganniversary! :)
    I've been follow you and I like your blog very much (i've been learning a lot too!), so thank you!!!

    Oh!! and thank you for the chance to win such goodies!!!

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  5. Happy blog-anniversary Nina Lise!
    ; )
    Your blog is always a great place to visit. And I am sure the dry spell will end soon. Just enjoy what's left of the summer...

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  6. Blogaversary number #1 and many more to come. Really cute green fabrics, would make a lovely baby quiltie. Glad you got your shopping fix....xox Corrine

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  7. Oh how I love reading your blog. Didn't realize it had only been a year. You're an old pro. Wonderful goodies for the give-away!

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  8. Happy Blog Anniversary Nina Lise!

    I cannot imagine it is only 1 year. I have seen so many wonderful projects on your blog! I discovered it during the online Fall Quilt Festival 2009. I was so impressed by your quilt and the story! To many more years and projects!

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  9. Wonderful job you've done on the blog for a year Nina Lise! And I hope you have many more years. I always love coming out here to see your projects. What a great giveaway. I just saw some of the felted 'buttons' at Joanns yesterday afternoon and thought they were cute. Hugs to you.

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  10. Happy Blogiversary! Wow...your choices for fabric and embellishments is fabulous, can't wait to see what you make. I have enjoyed your blog...I have a childhood friend who lives in Lillimoen...her letters are always filled with the beauty of your country. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  11. My goodness that year has gone by quickly. Congratulations.

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  12. Congratulations Nina, I have so enjoyed your blog and learned quite a bit, thanks.

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  13. A big congratulations to you! I've enjoyed reading the blog the few times I've come by.
    Your prize is to drool over...I am a lover of greens! I've never seen that button ribbon before...how very clever! You did well with coordinating the fabs and trims...
    Shelley

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  14. Congratulations! You are right! That is the cutest fabric ever. And I love the button ribbon.

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  15. i've enjoyed reading your blog this year! Congratulations!

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  16. Happy blogiversary. It has been fun to follow your visions over the past year.

    The greens are my favorite colors. That novelty print is just adorable.

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  17. Congratulations! I'm so glad you decided to blog!

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  18. I'm happy that you decided to blog, for your site is one I check every day; I usually leave with a smile or chuckle and lots of inspiration. Thanks for sharing your creativity with the rest of us!

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  19. Happy Blog Anniversary!
    Nina Lise, I am glad what have found your blog because now I can follow your blog and enjoy your wonderful quilts. It is so fun to see quilts that someone in another country is making.

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  20. congratulations on the first year! I'm looking forward to reading your blog for some time to come, and even though you're in a dry spell now, I know we'll be seeing more wonderful things from you soon!

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  21. Congrats on one year! Time flies...

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  22. Congratulations on your one year anniversary! Isn't it amazing where your blog has taken you, what you've learned and whom you've met? Blogs are magical.

    Thank you for sharing your art with the rest of us, and many happy wishes to you for the new year!

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  23. congrats on your first year! it's been a joy to read about your not-so-secret-quilting-life!

    here's to many more year milestones!
    shannon

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  24. Happy Bloganniversary, Nina Lise!
    I have enjoyed every single post since I discovered it. Thank you - and please keep it up :o)

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  25. Happy Anniversary!!!!
    I would love to win-I have a cousin who is expecting 2 grandchildren this spring!

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  26. Happy Anniversary Nina!! I've enjoyed all of your projects. Love the artsy quilts.

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  27. Congrats on one year of blogging. Looks like a great give-away. Have a fun weekend...dogwood

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  28. Congrats on your first year! I'm just starting... so I know what you went through. I've changed my background twice already in only 2 weeks. Love the fabrics you chose! I haven't ever seen the felt embellishments, but then I don't embellish. I've quilted a long time, but am not up to your artistic level. Enjoy your apple... you will feel better after eating it than would you feel eating the chocolate. I know, I'm a D, too.

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  29. This is my one comment. I love the fabric and the tons of other stuff. I am going through a dry spell in my sewing life too, but hope to overcome that by making a quilt for Bumble Beans house quilt collection.

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  30. Love the fabric choice! Together with orange, green is a favorite of mine. The button ribbon is so very cute too. The fabric would make a nice quilt for a little baby boy... and we happen to have one of those on his way to join our family early January!
    Congratulations on the blog anniversary!

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  31. Congratulations and it's good that you are BACK. I m a 'silent' follower, love your creations. I also will take an apple when I am the winner(same reason), I 'll give to chocolate to my Thom

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  32. Grattis till Ditt 1-Årsjubileum som bloggare!
    Gillar din blogg skarp. Har just (återigen) bläddrat i QuilteMagasinet och njutit av dina fina quiltar. "Comfort" får bara mitt hjärta att darra. Denna ska jag försöka göra till en tavla att ha i mitt syrum. "Penguins in snowstorm" är en favorit. Behöver inte kommentera den ens.....

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  33. Congratulations on your first blogversary :) You have bought some beautiful things and I love the hearty ribbon too. I agree, the fabric is very cute.

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  34. Congratulations on your first year! Your blog is very inspirational.....thanks for sharing your ideas and yourself. Here's to another wonderful year! Piece.....

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  35. congratulations and thanks for hosting the giveaway. i love green, the animals print is so cute.

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  36. Gratulerer så mye med 1 års feiring. Det har vært koselig og følge og bli kjent med deg gjennom bloggen din :-) Du gir masse av deg og inspirasjon finner man masse av på siden din. Heldig er den som vinner alt det flotte :-) Hvor har du fått tak i det lekre knappebåndet - det var råkult. Ønsker deg en strålende søndag.

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  37. Happy Anniversary for your blog. You are so expert at quilting, I just assumed you had been blogging for a long time. I love the thimble! And everything else, of course.

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  38. Happy anniversary of your blogging Nina Lise! It's been a fun year!

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  39. Happy Blogiversary. I love all the creativity you share with us on your blog! Amazing stuff.

    Thank you for the give away

    SheilaC

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  40. Happy blogaversary! This all looks quite yummy! I'd love to win.

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  41. Happy anniversary!

    You did a great job on your blog and I always feel inspired by your work. It´s great you decided to share your thoughts and creativity with the whole world on the www!!

    Your giveaway is very generous and I would looooove to win!

    Anja

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  42. Gratulerer med jubileet ditt ! Lykke til med år 2.

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  43. That would make the cutest baby quilt.
    I love those fabric buttons, have never seen anything like that.

    Debbie

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  44. Lovely collection of fabrics and trims! Thanks for the offering.

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  45. Thank you, Mrs Moen, for keeping up with your blog! It's a pleasure to follow! And I'm sure that many of your readers also appreciate the instructions/patterns that you have published. (I'm longing to try out the "what shall I wear" pattern (or idea) myself.)

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  46. Happy Anniversary! I found your blog just recently while browsing Bloggers Spring Quilt Show - and I truly like your blog! As green is one of my favourite colours, I would LOVE to be the happy one. Keep on blogging - you have a one-of-a-kind-voice, and I love "reading" it.

    www.quilthexle.blogspot.com

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  47. Happy Blogaversary! I am still trying to figure out what to give for mine!!! Guess I should stop thinking and start buying. For sure this Wednesday...my day off...I'll be on top of that. Love what you have picked to share.

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  48. I am so happy I found time to catch up on all the posts I missed on the weekend, otherwise I would not have been able to wish you a happy blogiversary!!!That is amazing. I am so pleased you started blogging and sharing your incredible work (and more of your personal self!) with us. We are the lucky ones.
    Much love,
    Krista

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  49. Happy Blogaversary! One year is such a milestone... I totally missed it on mine, so I'm going to celebrate 100 posts, lol.

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  50. Et stort tillykke med din blogfødselsdag. Det er altid en fornøjelse at besøge din blog og lade sig inspirere :-).
    Sikke en flot Give Away i den anledning og heldig er den, som bliver vinder..
    Glæder mig til et nyt blogår hos dig.
    Mange hilsner
    Anne-Mette

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  51. Congrats on one year!! Awesome giveaway...you are so generous and these are things that I have never seen before!! Wow, thanks for the chance.

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  52. Happy Anniversary! What a wonderful bunch of goodies in your giveaway! The fabrics are just perfect together! Thanks for the chance at them.
    You have a lovely blog and I'm going to enjoy watching your journey to your next anniversary!

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  53. Hi!
    I can´t believe you only blog for a year because you have created so many projects.

    Happy blogAnniversary and more to come!!
    Thanks for the chance.
    Wonderful goodies!!

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  54. HAPPY BLOGVERSARY!
    SUCH A NEAT GIVEAWAY!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

    jldouglas@wispwest.net

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  55. Some nice goodies there, love the colors and patterns!
    Happy Blogiversary!

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  56. Happy Blogiversary! These are such cute fabrics!

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  57. Happy blogiversary and congratulations on sticking to it as know it is a lot of work.The fabrics and extras are so cute. Our household follows a pre-diabetic diet too and use stevia as a sweetener. Take care.

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  58. Happy First Anniverary. I feel like I've been coming here forever and can't believe it's only been a year!

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  59. Congratulaltions on such a fantastic blog. Happy days.
    Bev.xoxo

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  60. Oh, how neat to give away embellishments and all! I am a new follower,but became one before ever seeing the giveaway. I have a blog fettish and found you through another, through another...and so on.

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  61. Just found you through Sew Cal Gal , (Darlene) and am happy I did! I love blogs from your way, and see many writers on the Inklingo site.(I can almost taste the chocolate from that part of the world LOL) Thanks for the chance at your give away, am looking forward to your posts, Sandy

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  62. A lovely blog. Happy blogaversary and a great giveaway. Please count me in. Jofrid

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  63. Adorable! Congratulations on your anniversary! :)

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  64. Happy Blogiversary!! The button ribbon is adorable!

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  65. Congrats on your anniversary! And your giveaway is AWESOME!

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  66. Gratulerer med det første bloggeåret! Ser fram til det neste; en inspirerende blog.
    Fin gave som jeg gjerne skulle vinne :-)

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  67. Oh Dear Goodness!

    I don't think I've ever seen THESE kind of embellishments!!!

    Please add my name to your virtual hat and IF you'd prefer to mail this to the USA, I have a US addresse - no problem! *grin*

    Tks for the contest and CONGRATS on your 1st, but not last year of blogging! I LOVE to read blogs and WRITE on my blog, too! *s*

    Rosa Robichaud
    robich@rogers.com

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  68. Congratulations on your blogiversary! I found your blog not long ago. That is a lovely giveaway you've chosen. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  69. Happy Blogiversary. Those greens look so fresh and wonderful, what a super giveaway, thanks for the chance. Long may your blog run and run :)

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  70. Gratulere! Nydelig premie, blir gjerne med på denne.
    Hilsen Torill

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  71. Thank you for taking time to write and let us enjoy your creativity.

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  72. Happy anniversary! I really enjoy reading different blogs and getting a glimpse of what goes into other's creativity and choices.
    Susan in NC
    susie.galasso@gmail.com

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  73. Happy Anniversary!

    Man, this is the exact color scheme of my nursery. Here's hoping. *Crosses fingers*

    Kelsey

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  74. Masse flott å vinne her, og jeg hiver meg med i konkurransen om disse lekre tingene i siste liten. Gratulerer med 1-årsdagen for bloggen!

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