Monday, June 24, 2013


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Kwilty Pleasures 
has reached 2 milestones

500 Followers  (GFC+BL+Email)
100 posts (I'm talkin here)

I began blogging in the Fall of  2011
had no clue what I was doing
 or really what "blogging" was all about.  
I knew I loved to write, loved technology 
and loved kwilting.   Combine those 3 loves and 
Kwilty Pleasures blog was born.
 A Kwilty Pleasure, by my definition,
 is anything fabric or fiber in the 
kwilting world that puts a smile on your face 
and fills your creative soul with pleasure. 

I just luuuuuuvvvvv blogging and I have learned so much!!!
Let me break it down!

What I luv about blogging!!!

  • I have a "voice" in blogland
  • I get to write about my passions - kwilting, gardening, etc
  • I get to read my followers "wonderful" comments!
  • I get to leave comments on other inspirational blogs
  • I wake up in the middle of the nite with an idea for a post
  • I get to take photos for my posts
  • I am addicted to blog hopping 
  • I get to make projects "for" blog hops
  • I get to party everyday by joining up with linky parties 
  • I get to WIN giveaways - and GIVE prizes in giveaways
  • I have new bloggy friends all over the world. 
  • I draw my inspiration from other bloggers
  • I get to see wonderful projects of other bloggers
  • I get to follow links a blogger may post and find even more inspiration!
  • I get to challenge myself bywriting tutorials
  • I get to read great tutorials and try new techinques
  • I see no evidence of QUILT-ZILLAS or their crap!  

What I have learned about blogging...

  • I need a good camera for blog photos (but I need more practice)
  • My head spins 360 degrees as I drive around looking for "outdoor photo opportunities"  
  • I will freeze my arse off (I wish) taking those photos
  • My husband's bi-ceps are looking good from holding up my kwilts for those photo ops. 
  • I love to try all the new technology for blog designs
  • I now can use FLICKR for more than just PHOTOS!
  •  FLICKR email strings are overwhelming! 
  • I know how to link my posts to other social media
  • I spend way more time in blogland than ever imagined (good thing I recently retired)
  • I can multi-task: watch TV, read social media on my iPad, type posts on my laptop and occasionally look up to see if my hubby is still in his recliner!  
  • I had to put a white-board in my sewing room to keep track of what blog post is due when...what I'm making for hops, etc.
  • I have a wonderful "following"...hell, I didn't even know what a following was when I began blogging !
  • I have determined that reading your comments is more important than email, FB or Pinterest
  • NO REPLY BLOGGERS make me sad - can't respond to them
  • I start my day with coffee, my iPad and reading blogs, FB, Pinterest...sometimes that's as far as I get (period)  I'm hooked!
  • Folks are actually reading my blog and leaving comments.  
  • Comments inspire me.  It is so nice to know someone out there has an interest in what I'm saying, doing, showing.
  • Comments give me hope that my creativity just might make a difference for someone out there.  
So, because you 

and this post marks

It's time for 2 "Milestone" give-aways!

Giveaway #1

3 coordinating FQs and a 42 piece charm pack of 
"Sew Stitchy"by Aneela Hoey for Moda

just look at all this "Stitchy" fun!

Giveaway #2

Two 42 piece Charm Packs of
OZ by Sanae for Moda

and who wouldn't love this in their stash?

Just leave me a comment to tell me
"why" you follow me!

This is open to all my blogworld friends! 
I'm not looking thru 500 names to verify if you follow or not! 
It's a celebration party, not a shake down!   

It will be my Kwilty Pleasure to random draw
two winners on July 1st!
Make sure I have your email in your comment
if there is any chance you are a NO REPLY BLOGGER!

Thanks for all your bloggy love!


  1. I follow on bloglovin'. I love fairies, fibres, and fabrics too!! I love your fairy gardens! So inspiring! I also enjoy your tutorials and quilts! I love that Sew Stitchy fabric!!! Gorgeous and right up my alley :-). Thank you for the chance!

  2. I follow through GFC and Bloglovin since Google Reader is about to go. I love your blog! You have a lovely writing style and make wonderful things!!!! Well done on your HUGE following and 100 posts!!!!

  3. We "met" on a blog hop and I follow you on GFC and Bloglovin' ! Love reading your posts because they always make me smile :-)
    Congrats on your milestones and here's to many more!
    Love Gilly xx

  4. I follow you on bloglovin! I love your "voice" and quilts! They're both inspiring!

  5. Congratulations!! I follow you on GFC and Bloglovin'(what's with the missing 'g'???)
    I like your chirpy writing style - you always sound as though we'd be friends if we ever met!

  6. Congratulations on your two major milestones. I enjoy your blog for your tutorials, tips and blog talk. Love all your pictures and inspiration.

  7. I follow your blog for inspiration as is the case with most of the blogs I follow.

  8. Woot Woot - talk about a huge congrats on some major milestones.
    I love reading your blog when it pops up in my BlogLovin feed - it is so warm and friendly and makes me feel apart of the family.


  10. I follow on bloglovin but prefer reading on feedly. Love to see what you create.

  11. Congratulations!!! Milestones are always fun...I love your posts; I find them very interesting and love tutorials. thank you for this chance.
    Of course; I do follow via GFC.

  12. I follow your blog (via GFC) because I love to see what you are working on and because your posts are always entertaining! Lovely prizes, thanks for the chance to win!

  13. I love to see what you have been working on, love tutorials and the "feel good" mood after reading. Congrats and thanks!

  14. I follow you for inspiration.I want to try everything I see. Thanks for sharing!

  15. I follow you via Bloglovin. I follow all by blogs that way now. Much easier. I really follow you because you know how to belly tkidding. I like your style. Your spirit for adventure, your creativity, your beautiful gardens...Fairies are my thing too...But most of all I think you are a wonderful, careing and giveing person. With a great heart and wonderful soul. I really do look up to you and admire your talent and count you as a good freind. Just something about you and your quilting style appeals to me.Have a great day and Congrats on so many followers and 100 posts. Keep it up. Write to yourhearts content and I will be reading it.

  16. I follow on bloglovin Your site inspires me. I enjoy your tutorials and your fabric choices.

  17. I follow your blog because you left very helpful comments on mine and I like seeing what you make. Congratulations!

  18. I follow on bloglovin and GFC. I enjoy your blog for your tutorials.
    Congrats to you!
    campbellamyd at gmail dot com

  19. I follow you via GFC!

    I love your projects and blog entries and omg the fabrics you use!!

  20. I'm a recent follower. I can't remember why I happened over here in the first place, probably a link up, but I loved what I saw and kept coming back for more. I especially love your fabric choices! Thanks for the giveaway!

  21. Not sure how I originally got to you but I love to read your blog because it's down to earth and very interesting! Lots of good ideas! Congrats on your milestones!

  22. I've been following you for quite sometime now and thoroughly enjoy your wit and seeing all the wonderful things you create.
    Congratulations on you accomplishments :)

  23. I found your blog on a hop and after viewing past post found a creative, funny, informative blog that makes me smile. I hit the follow button that day and have been following since then. Congratulations on your two milestones!

  24. I follow because I like to read about people's projects, etc!

  25. Congratulations on your milestones! The fabrics you've chosen to giveaway are beautiful.

  26. I follow you because I just LOVE to read your blog and you're a very talented person! And you're very funny :)

  27. I follow because you inspire me. Nothing like another quilter to make me think about a new project!!

  28. I follow you because I love your blog. You have lots of pictures of the projects you are working on or what ever you are doing and I just love the way you talk. You are funny and your post make my day. Congratulations on your milestones!!

  29. i learn from things you make. , i follow you

  30. I follow because I often need inspiration and you give it!

  31. I just started following you on bloglovin. Congratulations on reaching those milestones!

  32. I follow you because we're in guild together and you make me giggle.

  33. Congratulations on reaching not one, but two milestones! I follow you because your posts are interesting and witty and because I don't want to miss what you made or are in the process of making.

  34. I follow your blog because I love all things Kwilty!!! I have been quilting since 1974 (probably before you were born), and I love it. Thanks for the opportunity. Love that Stitchy fabric.

  35. I follow because I love your kwilty pleabures. your quilts, storiea, and writing style. I don't have time to stay with blogs I don't enjoy but I can't imagine removing you from my list.Congratulations on 2 milestones. Looking forward to many more.

  36. So sweet of you to celebrate your followers with some fabric love!! First I want to tell you that I follow you on Bloglovin' and GFC. Why do I follow you? Mainly for inspiration it is that simple!

  37. Been followin' thru GFC, but now also thru Bloglovin'....

    Congratulations on your 2 Milestone's!! Sooo cool!! I follow your blog, because I always feel like I just spent time hanging out with a good friend...and we have shared projects, ideas & fun chatter too. :)

  38. You are a great inspiration and do a fantastic job of sharing your talents. Congrats on both of your milestones.

  39. I follow for inspiration. I like to see what others make, t helps me decide what I want to make!

  40. Hahahaha - I love that it isn't a "shakedown"! Nice to find your blog through the hop and I look forward to reading more in the future. PS. Yes, indeed, I would very much like those Sanae fabrics in my stash!

  41. I follow you by email. The WHY is that I love to get a cup of tea and peak at other peoples talent and pck up ideas. Just makes a lovely morning.

  42. I am a double follower bloglovin and e-mail. I love inspiration your fairy garden and thoughts in general Thanks for such a great give away/reward. Becky

  43. You are sassy, bright and positive and ever so creative...and that's why I read and love your blog. We need you in this world of ours....I see many more milestones to follow xxx

  44. Because you make me smile. I can learn because of your ideas about quilting input. I can get new ideas from you as well as inspiration. Each one of us needs input. There is so much to learn and we all can from your blog. I admire you so much and look forward to many more visits to your blog. Thank you for taking the time to express your thoughts and ideas. Your giveaways are exceptional and will be put to good quilting projects. Let the milestone celebratin begin.

    Sandi Timmons

  45. I never remember 'why' I follow someone. It could be we met at Sewing Summit, Or I found a tutorial I liked while searching the web. Either way I follow you now!

  46. I follow on GFC and bloglovin. I follow for the lovely quilts. I love to see what other people are working on and sometimes use them for inspiration.

  47. I started following your blog when I found out you're from Ohio. I live near Mansfield. (Michele also quilts for me.) I love the link with other Buckeye quilters.

  48. I follow you by email because that way I get to see what you post every time and never miss anything. Why do I follow you? Because I love what you have to say - it's just that easy.

  49. I started watching for you during blog hops. Then I decided I truly enjoyed your style. You bring a smile to my day. Keep up the great inspiration! Congratulations on your milestones.

  50. I love your blog and your style, and I follow you. hugs Alessandra

  51. Your posts are great, I like your style!

  52. I love your combination of quilts and gardening. The fairie gardens make me smile!

  53. I love reading your blog, it's the style of writing and the lovely pictures!

  54. Congrats on the milestones! I've been following you for a while. Keep up the good blogging! Thanks for the giveaway.

  55. Google, friends connect. I am not sure how I found you, but Do like your style and it is interesting to see what you have to say and what you are working on.


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