Thursday, February 21, 2008

4 Reasons for todays post - 1 of them is a give away

Well I have 4 reason for todays post
Firstly it is my - or should I say was - my 2nd Blog anniversary this week, I really can't remember what life was like without blogs, thanks to everyone who has visited over the past two years, thanks to all the wonderful friends I have made from all over the world, each day wouldn't be near as good without you all in it.
Secondly - I am up to 170 - posts, I know that might not sound alot for 2 years but I reckon I have done pretty well to squeeze in 170 posts in my busy life.
Thirdly - I would like to celebrate by giving away one of my many quilts to a lucky person who leaves a comment over the next week. I would like all those out there in blog land to leave a comment and I tell me which of their quilts is their favourite.
My very favourite quilt out of all the dozens I have made is my Thimbleberries Pansy Park quilt, I usually have this quilt on my bed and every day I admire how wonderful this quilt is. I love the design, the colours and the fabrics. It suits my bedroom so well, I just love it.
Fourth reason for tonights blog is to share some news with you and let you know that this will be my last posting on blogger, I have a new blog so click on here to take a look.
Thanks once again to everyone for reading about my life and business over the past 2 years, I hope we can spend many more together.
Have a great weekend, I am off to see Rod Stewart in concert.
Kerry
PS blogger will not let me link my typepad site
Try http://kerryswainscottage.typepad.com/my_weblog/

69 comments:

Niki said...

Hi Kerry :)
I have you bookmarked on my Niki's Ventures Blog site :) I love the Rhapsody quilt. Wasn't sure where to see a listing of all your quilts. I tried to click on the HERE to see your new blog, but it didn't work. Can't wait to see it though. Please enter me in your giveaway! Bloggy HUGS! Niki

Tina said...

Congratulations 2 years!!!! Well my favourite quilt is in actual fact one of your patterns, go figure! Mine is probably for a very different reason than most. My Wheels are a turning flannel quilt that I made at a weekend retreat with all my friends around is my favourite. When I am really home sick and have cabin fever, which is offen, I curl up in my quilt and remember the weekend and all my friends and think I can do this till the next retreat. Ha ha It actually goes with me to the rockies so also should be the most experienced traveller quilt, used offen in the back seat by the kids in the -30 degrees temps. Oh Rod Stewart, make sure you hear, sing, dance a song for me. I am so jealous. I also couldnt get to your link. Gremlins again.
See ya

Kim West said...

Happy Blogiversary...

Chookyblue...... said...

my fav so far would be spinning pin wheels as it was so easy to make and one of my first quilts.....made also on a wonderful quilt retreat with riends and loved like crazy by ds who now has it.........

Chookyblue...... said...

congrats on making 2 years and all the great posts.........I think you fit it all in pretty well......have fun at Rod Stewart.....

Karrin Hurd said...

My very favorite quilt is an applique quilt that I did several years ago. It was done all by hand. It was by Terry Thompson Clothier. Congratulations on making it to 2 years!

Linda said...

Can I choose two? 1st is the quilt on my bed at the moment, a red and white railroad crossing quilt, made from R&W fq's from a swap. 2nd is an embroidered quilt I made last year using Bronwyn Hayes designs, all set in pretty soft femiine pastels. Congrats on your 2 years and 170 posts.
Will add your new blog to my list.

Karol-Ann said...

Hi Kerry,
I couldn't get to your new site... hope you'll post another link please. Well done on 2 years of blogging and all that you fit into every day.
My favourite quilt is one I made over many years with red paper-pieced and appliqued hearts on calico with blue QST's. It all came about when a friend sent me a postcard of such a quilt and then sometime later that same friend sent me a 6" pieced red heart block which got me started. Sadly I knocked over a cup of tea on it and it has a nasty stain that I'm too frightened to attempt to remove so it lies on the end of my bed (with the stain folded inwards), but I still love it for the memories that the fabric holds.
Keep on blogging :O) xka

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Congratulations Kerry, Two years has just flown......
My fav quilt at the moment (as I haven't made many) would have to be my first quilt that I made myself, scrap fabrics, step design, quilted it and finished all myself. I love it 'cause it sits in the loungeroom and gets used often, summer & winter. More favourites to come in the next few years I'm sure.
Hugs Fiona

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

ps. Give our love to Rod !!!! xxxx
I can hear him singing Maggie May now. xx

Hanne said...

Happy anniversary!

Of all the quilts I have made over the years my Dear Jane quilt is my favourite :-)

May Britt said...

Happy bloggiversary. My favorite quilt is actually the first blue quilt I made. I have problems using blue in my quilts but when I do they are my favorites. So perhaps I'm into a change in colours now.

Stina said...

I tried to comment and had problems...and hope that this post isn´t triple by now!!;D
Do love the fabrics in your shop...really yummy!! I saw that you had a version of Everyday Angels on your blog and I made this quilt a couple of years ago...in soft colours...seems to be much of that nowadays...;D and that quilt it´s ONE of my favourites...I think it´s hard to decide on which one is the favourite...they are all very special...
Hugs from Sweden

Jeanne said...

My favorite quilt so far is my Dear Jane even though it is not quilted yet. I spent years working on it and simply love it! Congratulations on your two years of blogging!

Leah said...

Congratulations on 2 years of blogging! Will change my bookmarks for your new blog!

Lisa said...

Congrats on your 2nd anniversary and change over to Typepad, something I am thinking of doing with my blog. Let me know what you think of the change, is it all worth it? How difficult was the change? I have many favourite quilts but this one called 'Simply Roses' is out on the line again today airing and it is the one I sleep under the most. It's old now but it is my own design and I think will remain a firm favourite. http://plainjanecreations.blogspot.com/2007/03/i-make-quilts-sometimes-too.html You reminded me I have a Pansy Park kit in my cupboard, should really get that underway.

Wendy said...

Congrats on 2 year anniversary and congrats again on the NEW blog.
My favourite quilt is a red/white quilt block exchange with my quilting peeps.

Nancy said...

Well, I just found you and you have already moved....

My favorite quilt is a row by row I did with 5 other members of Pat Sloans yahoo group. My theme was houses and I ended up with the most beautiful quilt of hand and machine applique all in dark greens/golds/blues. It hangs in my living room for all to admire.

CONNIE W said...

Happy blogversary. I found you via Chookyblue and would like to enter the give-away drawing.
Connie W
Simply Quilted

CONNIE W said...

Me again...you asked us to say which of our quilts is our favorite. Mine would be my log cabin made from Robyn Pandolph fabrics.

Lynda said...

Hi Kerry

Lots to celebrate - congratulations. I also have a couple of favourite quilts - a sampler I made a few years ago and also Polka Dot Girls and Leanne's House first BOM - love quilt with stitcheries.

I'm going to see Rod Stewart next Tuesday night - can't wait.

Janice said...

I love grandmother's flower garden. Congrats on your blog anniversary!

De said...

way to go Kerry! Congratulations. Im not sure which of your quilts is my favourite - too many to choose from

tami said...

Congrats on 2 years. My favorite quilt is my Scrappy Star that I have on my bed all the time. I made it with burgandys and blues, mostly Kansas Troubles and it is SO rich.

dot said...

Congrats on your first two years. I certainly look forward to many many more years. I will certainly mark your new blog spot. My favorite quilt, Irish in the corners.

sbonetsue said...

I love Irish in the Corner, I am a sucker for soft colors. Congrats on your wonderful blog and keep up the good work.

Mar said...

hmm my first favorite would be the plaid bear paw I made my son, second would be the fall leave quilt my quilting friends gave me, and of course the next one is always going to be my favorite, it's the sparkle in my eye! Congrats on your 2nd anniversary! I will be visiting you at your new place and enjoy Rod, I love his shows, such an entertainer!

Roseanne said...

Congratulations on two years of blogging Kerry . I have not been in to your bog before so this is the first time .I was looking at other blogs and found your's .You have done some lovely work.My favourite quilt is Ruth's Quilt I have made this one my self the fabrics i used are rhubarb and ginger

anne said...

Wow 2 years blogging well done. I love your PS Choccie quilt from Leanne Beasley book. I will check out your new site. Thanks

Anita said...

Congrats on the 2 years!
Well I have never made a quilt yet, so I would have to say that my favourite would be one that I actually finish LOL

Deb said...

Hi Kerry , I think the Rosalie Quinlan Rebekah Amy quilt is my favorite.I'm jealous of you going to see Rod Stewart, I used to love him so much when I was a teenager.

Anonymous said...

Kerry, I am having trouble leaving a comment!!! Congrats on your second anniversary and your 170 blog posts.
My favourite quilt (s) are the two baby quilts I made for future grandchildren (boy and girl quilt) and as you know I will be needing one of them this September. It will be good to give one of them away. Maryanne

Jo said...

Happy blogging anniversary!!!
I cannot choose a definate favourite but I would say anything by Leanne Beasley or Rosalie Quinlan would be my first choice. I do love Leanne's Butterfly Garden though. The colours are gorgeous and it is a really girlie, pretty quilt.

Jane said...

My first quilt was a nine patch/hourglass and although I see the "mistakes", it's one of my favourites because it showed me "I can" not "I can't" quilt. Now my cat sleeps on it quite happily.
Congrats on 170 posts. Have booked marked your new blog already.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Rod, he still rocks...Happy blogiversary...your new blog is a credit to you, (so is your old one)..my favourite quilt at the moment is the slightly changed version of your 'Stargazing With Friends', made out of Thimbleberries...with your help we just made the blocks heaps smaller...so thank you for that.

Patchworkheike said...

Congratulations for two years blogging. My favourite quilt is the quilt I made for my little daughter. She is 7 years old. it is a sunbonnet sue quilt and I used fabrics from clothes I made. It is my first quilt.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Kerry!
My favourite quilt is one I made for my Nan's 80th birthday. It was done in calico with a red check binding and backing. The whole quilt was hand quilted with my nan's family tree, going back 9 generations including my Nan but not my mothers generation nor mine.
It is very special because of the history, and because it was for a special occasion for my Nan.
When I gave it to her I sat it on her lap and said 'Here Nan, keep your legs warm'. Then she looked down at it, and looked again ..'ooohhhh Rebecca' was what she replied with, then went on to inspect it further.
Hope you enjoyed the concert.
Bec Beattie

Kim Archer said...

hey Kerry!!
Congrats on your blog anniversary AND your new blog..it looks great!!! Welcome to Typepad!!!
KIMx
PS enjoy Rod Stewart!!!

anne bebbington said...

Two years - well done - I'll follow you to your new site

Anonymous said...

How to choose, that is very difficult many happy memories making quilts from baby to wedding quilts I would say that they are all my favourites.
Bev C

Cory said...

I really like the Snail's Trail Quilt. Well, there are a lot of them I like. But since you are only giving one away, that would be my favorite. Thank you for offering it. I really enjoy reading your blog and seeing all of the quilts and quilters from your retreats. Take care, Cory

mjjones said...

Congratulations on 2 years...love your blog! I will be moving to your new site for sure! My favorite quilt is the one I sleep under...my first sampler in pinks, lavendars and blues.

Leanne said...

Congrats on 2 years - I haven't made many quilts but I love the the quilt Hetties Patch from my local store. I am just about to attempt free motion quilting on it.

Anonymous said...

Hi Kerry
congrats on your acheivment of 2 yrs and 170 blogs and keeping us up with all your news. My favourite quilt is Hidden Wells I have made a couple of these but as yet haven't kept one for myself. Hope you had a great time at Rod Stewart. Just found your new blog looks terrific. Gai P

Sheila in Ohio said...

A longtime lurker, I wish you congratulations on 2 years in blogland!

My favorite quilt that I've made is a woven log cabin for my son/DIL's wedding. My second choice would have to be the Bloomin' 9-Patch I made. I plan to make both again.

Your quilts I love as well... especially the Irish in the Corner!

Here's to many more posts and much more inspiration from you.

Anonymous said...

Hi Kerry

Cogratulations! I'm in awe of your wonderful achievement of 170 posts, all the gorgeous quilts and the myriad of other things you manage to do!
My favourite quilt is Smithsonian Charm, made in 2000 with reproduction fabrics from Smithsonian Museum in the US. The pattern was in a McCalls Quilting magazine and it looked stunning so I hunted down the exact fabrics, rich and deeply coloured. I love it on my antique brass bed.
I'd love to say Pansy Park is also my favourite, as I LOVE the colours too, but mine is still not finished!!!
Best wishes always, Meredith

Sheryl said...

Hi Kerry
My favourite quilt is my Flannel Hearts quilt - the first one I ever finished and it still sits on the back of the couch during winter.
Congrats on 170 blogs- impressive!

Anonymous said...

Happy bloggiversary, and keep up your lovely blog on the new site!
My favourite quilt? I have a lovely quilt made for me when I moved away from London, by the quilting group I joined there. It has various squares made up in the same colours, of calico, pale green and red on white with greens, which they made individually, and then joined together, and created a quilt which I took to my new home for quilting myself. Everytime I look at it I think of them all working so hard for me! Love it, love them! Fran.UK (franmachardy@hotmail.com)

maggie said...

Congrats on two years of blogging. I just found your blog and will be following you as I catch up on reading from your archives. I haven't made a lot of quilts but I think my favorite was the Country Sampler. It was a lot of applique and very pretty when finished and of course, my daughter fell in love with it so I had to give it to her.

Janet said...

I gave made so many quilts - I think eachcurrent one is my favourute - in which case a trad red, green and ochre flying geese I am currently handquilting is the one! I have onlt one personal quilt and tat is a grandmother's flower garden made from scraps left from my daughters' dresses and from some fabrics left to me from my mother's estate.
Love to be entered for your draw - congrats on two years of posting.
Janet

Patch said...

Hi Kerry , I'll try and find your new blog later - i've enjoyed reading all up till now. Well done on making two years.My favourite quilt is remember when as it finished exactly as I had hoped it would and whenever I look at it i think how much I love it.

Jeanette said...

congrats on two years!

I have only made two quilts myself and I would have to say the second one is my favorite. It is very vintage looking and I love that about it.

I am currently making a quilt from 1930's reproduction fabrics and I am in love with this one too, I can't wait to have it finished so I can put it on the bed in our guest room. I wanted something bright and homey.

quiltmom said...

HI Kerry,
Congratulations on your 2nd bloganniversary - that is a wonderful accomplishment.
I don't know how to choose my favorite quilt from the ones that I have made in the last 10 years since I have started quilting- I think that the ones that have given away have given me the most pleasure. There is nothing like the feeling of seeing people's look of awe and pleasure at receiving a quilt.Perhaps the one I gave my beloved grandmother- this is a hard question..
I hope that you get your new blog going - I am sure it will be a great success.
Regards from a Western Canadian Quilter,
Anna

Anonymous said...

Hi Kerry
Congrats on your 170 posts I think its amazing how you manage to do all that you do. I will have to visit your new typepad site, very interesting. My favourite quilt is the shaggy quilt which I have made a few and simple and easy & they all look amazing in their different colour ways.
Love Vicki xox

Anonymous said...

Hi Kerry, I must say I love the polka dot quilt, heaps of work though.You have just made so many it would be hard to choose a favorite.Congrats on 2 years of blogging.

Annelies said...

Hi Kerry,

Congratulations on two yaers blogging.
My favorite quilt is the one that's almost finished, my Sylvia's Bridal Sampler.

gertie said...

Two years of sharing and providing us with inspiration- thanks! My favourite quilt is the one I have just finished (I only have 3 to choose from!). It's a shaggy flannel and chenille quilt. Some of the flannel is from your store and the chenille is from my Grandma's old bedspread. Very snuggly and sentimental too.

Kim said...

Dreaming of Rod...oh, be still my heart! Thumpa thump thump thump thumpa...actually, I dream of quilts more than Rod, but he is one of my favorites and given the chance I would certainly attend one of his concerts.

Michelle said...

Good luck with the move to your new blog. I'm new to the blog world myself and having a great time getting to know everyone!

Jodie said...

Hi Kerry, congrats on your anniversary, I have bookmarked the new site, as for my fav, love them all, but trip to nundle seems the most appropriate!
Jodie

Anonymous said...

HI Kerry, congratulations on 2 years blogging. I will definately be checking out your one. I have two favourite quilts..first one is your kit spinning wheels and the other is the quilt I have on our bed done all in rose fabric..which I made at one of your retreats...not sure of name... Can't wait for August for the next one. Cathy
P.S. I missed out on Rod tickets so went down and saw Billy Elliot instead, It was fantastic.

Jacquie said...

Congrats on two years! My favorite quilt is Square Motion. It was my first try at improvisation and I'm so proud of it. I just found you through crazy mom quilts. I'm heading to the new site now!

Karen said...

Hi Kerry,
I'm new to these blog sites but will gladly follow you to your new one. I am a fan of flannels too and ( without sucking up) my favorite would be your Autumn Flannel which I completed in 2002. I still find the colours in it gorgeous and although it was only the second quilt I ever made I am really proud of how well it turned out. I look forward to seeing what you do with the Sachet Flannels range!!
Warm Regards
Karen

Studio Christine said...

add my congratuations to being "out there (here?) for two years

I LOVE your take on the "Everyday Angels" Quilt!....and would really like to be in your draw

sad that you are leaving blogger, better that you are on typepad!!

....and could I please have your shop web addy?

Linda said...

Congrats on your blogiversary! I'm a relatively new quilter, although my favourite quilt is one that I just finished. It is a table topper I made for my mom. It is a Log Cabin quilt, and is done in blue gingham sunflower fabric, and in greens, creams and yellows. It only took me 2 1/2 weeks!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations and all the best for the new blog. My favorite quilt is a snail trail I made about 12 years ago with scraps. It lays across the bottom of my bed and gets used for the occassional nanny nap. Lesley

Anonymous said...

Hi Kerry,
Congratulations on your blogging, I don't know how you do all that you do - and always have time for people!
I love Pansy Park although I haven't finished it yet! My first effort was a log cabin done in brown and rust shades of liberty prints. I still love the colours and have many of the fabrics left. I would like to make another one in a different design.
Love Steff

nicky said...

Congratulations on 2 blogging years- that i a wonderful effort. I think my favourite quilt is the one i made my boyfriend Hamish for his birthday, it was hard to pick the colours and do the quilting and the piecing was very basic but to see the look on his face when he recieved it was what made the quilt so special and is what quiltmaking is all about for me.
Looking forward to reading about your adventures again at your new home!
Nicky

chook said...

congrats on 2 years blogging
I love to read your blog and look at all the beautiful things you show us
I think my favourite quilt is the first one I ever made not beacuse it is beautiful but because I made it from a book my children gave me when they were very small and it started me on such a wonderful journey
best of luck in the future
hugs Beth