Monday, April 11, 2016

Post number 1800 and the Postponed 10 year Blogiversary Celebration

Eighteen hundred blog posts.  Hard to believe.

That's, like, a book or something...

But it's been a fuzz over ten years.

I wanted to do a big 'reader appreciation' giveaway back in November, when the actual ten year blogiversary happened, but we were up to our endurance limit with a home remodel that had half the house barricaded and under construction, and the other half crammed jammed to the nearly non-navigable point with the contents of the rooms being rebuilt. I couldn't even begin to think about pulling stuff out of the stashes at that state...and  the celebration got postponed.  Somehow I thought it would be good to put it at the 1800 post mark.

I will admit, it took me longer to reach the 1800 posts than I thought it would, but that gave me time to pull some goodies to send  along.

I'm not going to detail them...but I'll say that each box has fabric w/ one of five different fibers (silk, linen, rayon, cotton and wool -- all wovens) a suitable pattern for the fabric and a book from the bookshelf.

Because I have more fabric and more patterns than I can expect to ever sew my way through,  and more books than I have time to appreciate, and something like 200 followers that I know of who have read the blog, commented on the blog, encouraged me, corrected me, and bailed me out over the past ten years.  Some of you I've met in real life; some are facebook friends, and some have enabled my fabric and stash accumulation.

So it's time for a little payback love for folks who have hung with me in the past few years.

Here's the deal: you have to be a follower of the blog.  Somewhere, somehow.

But I'm going to take your word for it...because I probably can't go check everywhere and make sure.

So...to enter the giveaway:

1) Leave a comment ON THIS POST.  In the past, I've pulled comments from all posts in the allotted time frame, but for this one, I'm just pulling off of this post.  Easier to keep track of. ;-)

2) In the comment,  leave your namehow you follow the blog, how long you've been following the blog,  and whether you look best in blue, pink or olive green. :-)

3) If you feel motivated to comment on today's post but your fabric and pattern stashes are at the explosion point and you don't want to be included in the giveaway, just say so.  You don't have to enter to comment...but you have to comment to enter. :-)

4)  I'll do a random drawing in a week to pick the folks who will get the goodies.

And thanks to EVERYONE for your support of Sew Random through the years!

25 comments:

  1. Congratulations Lisa! 10 years and 1800 posts! That's quite an accomplishment! I have been following you a long time via blogger (can't remember how long)...I look best in blue or pink...thanks for posting...Mary Deeter

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    1. I think you were one of the first 'followers' listed on the sidebar!

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  2. Congratulations on your 10 year blogiversary and 1800 posts. My name is Susan V., I've followed your blog for 2 or 3 years and I check for your new blog posts through the Diary of a Sewing Fanatic blog roll recent posts column. I look better in blue, followed by pink, though it's more of an intensity thing since I have olive skin, dark eyes and brunette hair with silver highlights (no, it's not grey, it's silver). Congrats again and have a great day and week! Susan

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    1. Yes! My highlights are silver, too! LOL. So far I've held out on coloring over them....

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  3. Congratulations! Ten years and 1800 Posts is quite an accomplishment! My name is Ann Marie Robalik and I've been following your blog for the past five years through Feedly. I look best in pink.....it's "one of my signature colors!" (Name that movie! LOL).

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    1. Arg! My movie quote brain is coming up dry! lol.

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  4. 10 years! That's awesome.

    Let's see... I've been following you since 2008, originally though Google Reader and now on Bloglovin'. I look better in pink and olive green. I can't remember what else you wanted. Frantically scrolls back up and down. My name is Amy! We share a birthday! Lol

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    1. We share a birthday!! Did I know that and forget it? LOL!

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  5. Congrats on 10 years! Wow, time flies. No entry for me, my stash overflows.

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    1. I totally hear ya there... but thanks for stopping by!

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  6. Congrats on 1800 posts. I tried and failed miserably!

    I've been following you almost as long as you've blogged and follow through a feed reader. My best color is olive green followed by blue.

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    1. I think it helps that I've been a compulsive communicator since first grade, lol. Took me about 3 years to learn to be quiet in school...

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    2. Debbie...I had some problems with Yahoo and lost some of the emails with the addresses. Can you resend yours, please?

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  7. Wow that's a lot of posts! I follow your blog through my side bar on my blog at http://ruthieksews1.blogspot.co.uk. I'm probably better in olive green but as I am in the UK would not make sense to post heavy things to me, so I'm not going to go into your draw thank you. My stash is also fairly well endowed I have to say, and great joy that brings me too!

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    1. LOL! I did leave it open to international readers...but I can understand not wanting to add to a well endowed stash! Thanks for stopping by, Ruthie!

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  8. I've been following close to 10 years in a feed reader. Your blog and Miss Celie's were the first I ever read. Your blog inspired me to keep track of my fabric in and out as well as what I sew each year. My how time flies! My name is Amy, and I look best in blue.

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    1. Aw! I hope your numbers are less incriminating than mine! Thanks for hanging with me!

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  9. Hi, I follow you thru another's blog roll since I don't blog, for about 5 years now. My name is Marilyn and would love the blue or olive.

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  10. Well, see what happens when you don't have time to read your blogroll? You almost miss saying Happy 10 years and 1800 posts! I'm not sure if this is still in time anyway, but just on case...
    My name is Kathleen Conery (I go by the last initial in comments). I follow you now on bloglovin, but I used to use bloglines. I've followed you for many, many years, but don't recall how many. And there was a break when bloglines went dead(ish) and i couldn't rebuild/ remember my former list for a while. And I look good in all three colors!

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    1. Hey, Kathleen! I still miss bloglines...and I don't know how many giveaways I've missed because I didn't get through the bloglovin' feed in time...

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  11. My name is Amy Mayer and I discovered you through Bloglovin! I have only been a follower for about a month--but so glad I found your blog! You have such a relatable style of writing so reading is actually fun and not a chore like some I have come across. Thank you for putting your passion and efforts forth for the rest of us fellow "seamstresses" it has been fun to read though your writings as I catch up.
    I believe I would look best in the olive color.
    (bajjmayerATaol.com)

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  12. Well, hello! I'm glad you found me, too! :-)

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  13. Happy blogiversary! If you've celebrated 10 years of blogging that means I must have hit the 10 year mark also! You were one of the first I began reading when I dipped my toe into the sewing blog pond. Congrats! Here's to 10 more :-)

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    1. Thanks so much, Sharon! Yours was one of the first ones I followed as well! I still have my bookmark folder with those old links...most of them don't work any more or haven't been updated in a while (like, 4 years...). Lotsa thread through the machines! :-)

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