Wednesday, June 15, 2011

IT'S BEEN TWO YEARS GIVEAWAY

It is hard to believe that it was two years ago today that I made my first post here on Marilyn's Maze.  Khristina from Australia was visiting me and said I needed a blog.  So she helped me set it up big time; but, I didn't make a post for a long time after she went home.  It was on June 15, 2009 that I finally put my toe in the water. And, what a joy I discovered.  I have been having an enormous amount of fun getting to know so many new people from all over the world.  I treasure each of you.  My family is here visiting; but, I want to just take a bit of time out and offer these TWO (2) fat eight bundles. 
Each cute bundle has 10 fat eights.  I will be picking TWO (2) followers on the 22nd (because that is another 22).  Just leave me a comment about what YOU like best about blogs or blogging.  Good luck!

Quilt happy,
Marilyn

80 comments:

Lindsay said...

I love all of the inspiration I find on the blogs I follow.

beth said...

Love the friendship,encouragement and inspiration in blogland!

jennifer said...

I love all the new friends that I've made and winning stuff aint bad either.

Barb said...

Meeting wonderful people such as yourself, finding inspiration and answers to questions....it is just amazing what is out there.

What an awesome giveaway!!

pianomama said...

I love the virtual "community" that makes me realize I am not really alone in my hobbies - even though I don't know a soul in real life who quilts! I have also learned SO much from reading and gazing and the beautiful work of others!

Svenja said...

i dont know if I can join as well, if not, just kick me out with my comment.

but I love that I found so many good friends here who helps you if you have problems and who always have a nice word for you when you are down and who always support you.

Love Svenja

Erin said...

What I love most about blogging is that it allows me to share and learn from others. Whether it's on my running blog or my crafting blog, I learn something all the time.

Happy Anniversary! 2 years is a big milestone!

Jan said...

I've been blogging for nearly 5 years, and have 5 blogs. I like having a place to express myself, and to "meet" people, like myself.

Mimi said...

I love seeing the creations that bloggers share! Thanks for the chance to win!

Caroline said...

Happy 2 years :) I really like how its almost a community, I find other blogs through those I follow but also the vast amount of tutorials and help I get! And not forgetting quilt/sew alongs! They get me motivated SO much, so that I actually DO something !!

Debra said...

I love the fact that every blog I read I learn something new!

momma said...

Congratulations! I've found I can't keep a blog up to date, no matter what, so I applaud you!
I love reading blogs for the emotion, inspiration and motivation they provide.

El Tigre said...

Congratulations on your 2nd anniversary! I love learning so much -- from the smallest hint to the largest project idea -- all from blogs.

Amy said...

The thing I enjoy the most about the blogs are meeting people and seeing all of the cool projects in the works. Great inspiration. Congratulations on your 2nd anniversary blogging.

Andee said...

Honestly I love the pictures...I speed read quite a few and really only read if the pictures stop me...others I have gotten to know the blogger and read every word and feel like I know the person!

Brakmack said...

The thing I like best about bloggers is reading about their creativity and what fun stuff they get to do. I get inspired and work my hardest to find time to do my own fun creative things. Happy anniversary!
Cristina

jbrgeternity said...

Touching hearts with words.

Lynn said...

i love the inspiration, encouragement, knowledge, laughs, and tutorials. (and so much more...)

Linda said...

I love blogging and bloggers because of all the inspiration and encouragement you receive. And the generosity of quilting bloggers is amazing.

Jen said...

I love blogs because they are REAL! Much better than magazines, with real problems and real solutions. Better stories too! What an amazing giveaway. congratulations!

Karen said...

Happy Blogiversary! I love the REAL people you get to connect with, the inspirational quilts and support.

Lappegal said...

I love all the inspiration I get of all the bloggers:-)

rockgranny said...

Meeting wonderful people , making new friendships,finding inspiration, & new tutorials...
Thanks for lovely giveaway

robin said...

I like seeing what others are making, and getting fresh ideas. :)

The Knaup's said...

Ooohh, there are so many things I love about blogging! I love to see what everyone else is making/doing in their lives, I love meeting new people (like you my dear!) and I love sharing my daughter with our friends and family that we don't live near. Blogging is great! Thanks for the chance to win!!
bevik81@hotmail.com

Bridget B said...

I love looking at blogs and getting ideas I may use someday. Everyone is so helpful if you need advice about one of their projects. Thanks for hosting a giveaway

Jenny said...

Ilove being able to see what everyone has been making and doing.We are so lucky these days with the internet seeing what quilters are up to all over the world.

Karen Mallory said...

Those fabrics look lucious!! I blog as sort of diary keeping of what I make and big events in my life. It is nice that people actually come to look! It is fun to read what other people are doing!
hugs Karen

Michell said...

I love seeing what people have made and get inspiration from them

creativedawn said...

Blogging is great, isn't it! I have loved reading your thoughts and watching your progresses AND ooooing and ahhhhing your wonderful projects!!! I look forward to many more years of your blogging.... wink! wink!

big blogger hugzzzzzz

pinup said...

I have used blogs for a few years but only for challenges with friends so they were private and only related to ourselves. A few months ago I set up Hearts for Christchurch and soon learned just how great blogs are. So that got me reading and following others. The generous sharing of info can't be beaten.

Deborah in Atlanta said...

I started my blog in January of this year. I've found such inspiration, friendship, tutorials, confessions of failure as well as successes, remodel DIY, even the help I received setting up my blog. I can't tell you how my blog (with my 20 followers) has changed my life. I feel so blessed. Happy Bloggoversary

Khris said...

WOW that long already...I wanna come back....like so many of the comments I am the same...love the ability that blogging has given us to meet new and exciting friends all over the world. To think 10 years ago we had no idea of what the cyber world was....big hugs to you my friend.
Hugssss Khris

Quiltin' Sandy said...

Hi Marilyn, I think we have a mutual friend in Khris!
The world of blogging has been so wonderful for me, making friends with lovely and generous people all over the world, even though we may never be able to meet up in person, also having a year last year with lots of family health scares, I was so fortunate to be able to keep in touch with all my friends without leaving home!!! Blogging is the BEST! Hugs, Sandy. :)

Lucky-1 said...

Happy blogging birthday.... 2 years old huh!!! Your looking no more than a day over 1. Happy blogger birthday.

Patty D from NC said...

Congrats on two years of blogging. I'd love a chance to win.

LisaT said...

I think it's kind of cool to meet new folks and just come together because of something in common we enjoy doing.

Cynthia Gallegos said...

I love to check out blogs because there are soooo many beautiful things out there that people have made and things I can get ideas to hopefully give them a try one day. I also hope one day that I can learn to have my own blog. The internet has linked so many people together that with out it they never would have known each other and all the different things that are shared on them. I love the tutorials too; great inspiration with them. If you need help about some thing there is usually some one out there that can help you. It sure does help to keep ones self from being bored. Congrat on your 2 year anniversary Marilyn, we hope to see many more. I would love to win :)
Cyn

Beeshebags said...

Apart from all the techniques and inspiration I pick up from others' blogs.....I also meet such wonderful people, such as yourself...although I already knew you from Khristina's group....but it's definately a way of bringing us altogether...from all the way around the world. Great giveaway Marilyn. Have fun with the grands. Hugs Naomi

Stitchin' time said...

I like meeting new people and making new friends, 'seeing' different parts of the world I'll probably never travel to through the eyes of that person and learning so many crafty things by just clicking a button!

Jo said...

I get a ton of insperation from blogs! I also have a place I can go when I need advice. I like you did have started a blog but not really gotten into posting ect. yet, but am thinking about it more as time goes along.
mrsunclefuzzy(at)gmail(dot)com

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Congratulations on 2 years! I've made some wonderful friends blogging~ I've even met a couple! :-) I love the inspiration you find on others blogs and the fun and the friendship. Thanks for the fun!

Linda said...

Reading what others are doing gives me inspiration...and enthusiasm if I am lacking some!

frantastic said...

Ilove seeing what others are working on but I really like the tutorials. You learn some great techniques.

Jennifer said...

Congratulations on two years of blogging and making that initial jump into blog land. I love tutorials and find that blogs inspire me to get my UFOs finished.

Charlotte said...

Happy Birthday! For me, reading blogs is all about gaining inspiration and learning new techniques. It seems to be a recurring theme in the comments :-)

sue niven said...

What i love about blogging is posting about what i love doing and sharing my love of creating. It makes the whole world your friend.

hueisei said...

- I.n.s.p.i.r.a.t.i.o.n -
Thanks for the chances..

I am your blog follower :)
I loves to read blogs.. got lots of tutorials, sharing techniques and methods from crafters all around the world and also giveaways.. ~yey~

Pia said...

I'm a follower. I have been blogging for less than a year and simply love it. There is so much inspiration and sharing and you can pick whatever appeals to you.

hetty said...

I love blogging and I love all the wonderful people that are out there! The inspiration is fantastic and I love the sharing of ideas and techniques. I have never been so happy in any hobby.

Dawn said...

GO Marilyn..Happy 2nd Bloggy Birthday. What a wonderful journey and congrats to Khris for starting you off on this wonderful world of Blogging... 22's my favorite numbers...DD born on a 22nd and our wedding anniversary is a 22nd
have fun, here's to lots more twos
Hugs Dawn x x

deserae said...

I love the inspiration of new ideas and photos! :)

Stormy Days said...

Congratulations! The best part of blogs is the people. Some make me laugh, some become friends and so many of them give me inspiration.

suzie said...

Congratulations on 2 years of blogging. I think it is amazing that when you are stuck for inspiration or are having a problem with something you just have to goggle and you find a solution and usually it is on oneones blog. It is amazing the wealth of information and the generosity of the blogging community.

Becky said...

Congratulations on 2 years of blogging! I love the "sneak peak" into the lives of other people. I love leaving comments and connecting with other bloggers.

corina said...

I love the feeling of being able to connect with so many creative people with the click of the mouse. I've made friends, shared laughs and found inspiration. Can't get much better than that!

Melissa said...

Congratulations, Marilyn! So glad I found you!!

scottylover said...

Hi Marilyn!
I love meeting new quilters and learning new techniques and methods of doing things. It has helped me expand my thinking tremendously!

Oh, and can't forget all the lovely pups I get to "meet" too!

Happy anniversary!
Sandy A

ledamewood said...

Hi Marilyn;

Congratulations for 2 years of blogging. I"m not a blogger myself, but I love reading them. I love quilting, so when I'm not quilting, I love reading about it. And of course the experiences of other quilters - both in life and quilting.

quiltmom said...

Hi Marilyn,
The best part about blogging is all the great people you meet from around the globe. There is always some interesting new technique to learn or a beautiful new line of fabric to covet or a quilt in which to be inspired. Quilters are generous people - Thanks for the opportunity to win such a nice prize. Happy blog anniversary - may you continue to be inspired and enjoy the process.
Warmest regards,
Anna

Lois said...

congratulations and what gorgeous fabrics.
I love reading blogs to see another side of people and what they have been up to and admiring how creative they are.
I blog to share what i have been up to and to talk about my family although don't look now but i would have to be the worst blogger ever.. just no time. Hugs

Michele said...

What I like best about blogging is that it gives me a visual record of where I've been. And I love other blogs for inspiration!

Gloria said...

I'm a follower ...nice blog & giveaway.

819545a0-663d-11e0-88c0-000bcdcb5194 said...

The inspiration and just knowing that there are kindred spirits out there. Thanks for a wonderful opportunity to win some great fabrics! VermontPines@aol.com

Kerensa said...

I am new to blogging. I just started because I wanted to share my sewing/quilting with friends and family that are not near me. I love jumping from blog to blog reading so many different things and have learned a lot. I belive your blog was one of the first five blogs I started folling after setting up my own. :)

SewCalGal said...

Congratulations on two wonderful years of blogging. And I agree, you do need a blog. I can't imagine a day without visiting your blog. Love it.

Please don't count me in your giveaway, as the only thing I need right now is more time to finish UFOs (and more time in general). But I do want to let you know that I've added your giveaway to my page where I share insights on contests & giveaways (http://sewcalgal.blogspot.com/p/giveaways.html). I hope that is ok?

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Sandi P said...

I love all the inspiration and education I get from blogs. I don't have any quilting buddies, so the blog-world is the next best thing. Congrats on blogging for 2 years. Thanks for the give-away.

Amorette said...

inspiration! i love finding new things to make when i read all these blogs- so thank you!

asdrexler at gmail dot com

Cass said...

I love 'meeting' other people, sharing common interests, hearing about their lives and just connecting with people that I would otherwise not have met.
Cass

Jeanne said...

I love the friendship, inspiration and creativity I get from blogs.
Thanks for the giveaway.

Travel For Less said...

I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don’t know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.

Jen B said...

I love seeing what other people do with their fabric...or food...or photos...or...(I read a lot of different blogs!) I just started blogging, but I love knowing that there a few people out there that care about what I'm doing!

Kate R said...

I don't have a blog (yet - hope to one day!!) but I certainly love getting to know people through their blogs. The quilting blog world I have found to be full of such generous people.

MJ said...

I love reading about other's quilting experiences, learning new tricks and tips, and mainly seeing the beautiful fabrics that others use in their unique quilts. thank you!

Arzella said...

I don’t have a blog but I do enjoy reading other people’s blogs because I learn a lot of new things that I don’t know. I am a beginner quilter and enjoy learning new things everyday and by reading other people’s blogs, it allows me to meet new people from around the world and I love making new friends. Reading and looking at the work of other people inspires me to work harder and do better on each project that I work on. It’s nice because you do get a lot of encouragement for other people and that helps a lot. You get a lot of good ideas and help you to make new creations. Most of all I like when you share with others. Congrats on your 2 yr. anniversary.

Tink said...

Bravo! Happy 2nd Anniversary!! Blogs are fun - both to read and write. So many ideas to share and learn from; connections to be made; and "sew" many cyber friends who share the same interests/passions. Thank you for what you do!

Kathy MacKie said...

Happy Anniversary and wishing you many more. Blogging has opened up a whole new world for me and I have connected with people that I would never have met otherwise. It is a great learning tool and giveaways are fun too. Thanks for your's.

Marcia W. said...

Congratulations on your blogiversary! While I do not have my own blog, I enjoy visiting quilting blogs to learn through tutorials, and inspiration for when I need the encouragement. This year tested the waters and completed my first two blog quilt alongs. Giveaways are a plus since am on a strict budget.

Joanna said...

I learned about you from SewCalGal, and I have become a follower. I'm happy for you for your two years of blogging. I hope you continue to blog and enjoy it going forward. I've been blogging for 1.5 years and love it.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your two year anniversary. HOe you have many more years.
Margaret P.