Monday, October 15, 2012

2nd BlogAversary


 
 
 
First, I would like to announce the winner of the Traveling Stash Box - Judy of Scrappy Pieces.  I will send her off an e-mail for information and get this box passed right on.  Thank you all for joining in the fun - you can find all the other boxes and their updates on Cherise's blog - Sewingly Along.
 
 
 This is one of my wins of the Silent Auction at the weekend show.  I love this chunky churn dash quilt and had some ladies assist me in trying to date this quilt.  Either later 1890's or early 1900's.
 
 
 
 
 
Here is a close up of the hand work on this quilt.  The 'binding' is a turn of the back to the front, so a single layer which has shown some wear (as you can see) in a few places.  There are two small 'rust' spots, but other than that this quilt is just wonderful.  And my bid - $35
 
 
 
 
Oh, Bella, had to be cute.  The cats aren't allowed in this room and soon as she heard me un-latch the door - swoop!!  This is the other quilt I won.  A little more worn with one larger 'rust' spot (you can see on the one edge in the middle)  And the white backing turned to the front as binding - very little wear.
 
 
 
A little close up of the hand work and those lovely indigo Ohio Stars.  The batt shows bits of  cotton seed in the thinly combed batt - yes, we snipped a few threads to check the batting - have to remember to repair.  This caught my eye with the indigo and the stitch - the same as the family quilts I showed in the antigue quilt show here.  So places this around 1840's. These two quilts were given to the church for the silent auction annonymously, but I did manage to find out after - yes, a very distant relation.  They are both back home!  This quilt 's bid - $50.
 
 
 
Now for the BlogAversary give away.  Yes, two layer cakes in honor of my two new quilts.  Little Black Dress and Oh Deer - oh, I have some of these for myself, no worries.  I will pick one USA winner and one International winner.  Must be a follower and tell me where you are from (so I know which drawing) and which layer cake you would love to win.  I will leave the comments open until October 22nd (Monday) midnight (EST) and announce the winner on the following Tuesday. 
 
 
Sewingly Yours,
Sharon




66 comments:

  1. Hello Sharon! Great score on the quilts! Awesome giveaway! I'm from the US. I'd love the Oh Deer layer cake! Thanks for the chance! :)

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  2. Thanks Sharon... I'm in Australia... and if I was lucky enough to win I'd LoVe Oh Dear...
    Wonderful story behind those quilts too! :)

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  3. What lovely quilts!!! You really scored a bargain there!!! Thanks for sharing their stories too!! ...

    Also, Thanks for the generous giveaway!! I'm in Australia, and if I was lucky enough to win I really wouldn't be fussed which one - both ranges are gorgeous, and you could do so much with either cake!!

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  4. Hi Sharon wow thanks for sharing the stories with those quilts. I live in TN, USA and if I were to win..the little black dress would be awesome

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  5. I love your auction winnings Sharon, especially the churn dash quilt. That has always been and I'm sure will always be a favorite of mine. Wow-what a great giveaway. I really like the Little Black Dress pack because I love the color combo in it. I'm in Milan, OH.

    Congratulations on the anniversary. If you don't mind, I think I'll "borrow" your idea and have a giveaway for my anniversary. :-)

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  6. I love your quilts, my favourite is the churn dash. Thank you for another giveaway my favourite would be Little Black Dress. As you know I live in France. Hugs Linda

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  7. What wonderful quilts you won in the silent auction, and how lovely that they have managed to find their way home.

    Congratulations on your blogiversary too.

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  8. How I admire those quilts ! You were so lucky. I would love the O Deer pack if lucky in the giveaway - I' m in the UK.

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  9. Sharon, your auction quilts are gorgeous! I love the two-color quilts and these two are both so precious! Yay you...and yay them for finding a wonderful home. I live in Nova Scotia, Canada, and would love it if Little Black Dress arrived in my mail! Thanks for the chance!

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  10. I'm always amazed at the great shape some of the old quilts are in after so many years. Glad they found a nice new home. Happy Blogversary. I'm in Massachusetts and would be happy to win either layer cake. Thanks.

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  11. Happy blogaversary ;o)
    I'm in France and would love either, a great giveaway but if I "HAD" to choose, errrr probably Little Black dress :)

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  12. First of all Sharon those 2 quilts are really lovely and it is so wonderful that they are back home with family.

    Second....a very Happy Blogiversary to you! Exciting day for sure.

    Thank you for the opportunity to win. I believe you know where I live (LOL) and if I am so lucky to be chosen, I'd love the Little Black Dress.

    Enjoy your day!

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  13. Bella is so cute doing a Vanna presentation of the quilt LOL

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  14. Hi Sharon, I'm from Sweden and would love to win the Oh Deer.
    Thanks, Carin

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  15. Bella knew you were hiding good things behind the closed door. I love the blue and white quilt. So happy the quilts found the way back home.

    I'm from Panama City, FL USA.

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  16. Love the blue and white quilt. I am a follower and would love the Oh deer, from US.

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  17. USA-Those quilts are wonderful. I am so happy for you that you got them. Thanks for the chance to win such beautiful fabric. I would choose Little Black Dress.

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  18. happy blogiversary sharon - and fabulous purchases with those quilts - they are in such good condition and so nice that they are "home" again with someone that will treasure them :)

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  19. Love the vintage quilts - especially the blue stars :-) COngrats on reaching the blogging milestone, too! I am a follower from the USA and I would be more than happy with either of the layer cakes if I were the lucky winner. I would let my co-winner have their first choice. Thanks for the chance to win and for all the wonderful posts you create!!

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  20. I follow and enjoy your blog from my home in Kentucky where fall is a beautiful time of year. Congrats on 2 years of blogging! Should I be lucky enough to win, my first choice would be the Oh Deer fabrics -- I've been admiring that line for months!

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  21. I follow from SC, and everyone needs a little black dress. :)

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  22. Such lovely quilts (the cat is very cute, too.) Lucky you to win the bids! I love the Black Dress material--it's is so beautiful. I'm from the USA.

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  23. What wonderful quilts! Congratulations on winning them and on your blogaversary. I'm from Arkansas and I love the Oh Deer!! Good luck to everyone!!

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  24. Wow, beautiful quilts...way to go! I'm a follower from the US...love Oh Deer. Thank you!

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  25. Hi Sharon
    I'm following you from the UK!
    I love both layer cakes!

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  26. I am a follower from northeast PA (across the street from New York state). I love Little Black Dress!
    Happy BlogAversary!

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  27. How lucky to find these quilts in fairly good shape. They are amazing. I am from Canada.If I won I would like Little Black Dress.

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  28. I love antique quilts!! :-) Thse are really beautiful!!

    Congratulations on your blogiversary! :-) I am a follower from Alabama-- near the Gulf of Mexico! If I win, I would be thrilled with either layer cake! (If I had to choose one, then I think I'd choose "Oh, Deer!", just because the name is SO cute! ;-) Thank you for the chance to win!!

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  29. First of all congratulations!!!
    I am absolutely in love with little black dress and would love to get my hands on some. I am a US blogger. :)

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  30. WOW Sharon has it been two years already? Seems like yesterday we were eating breakfast together.(HA)
    I would be honored to be a winner in your 2nd year give away..

    Love the quilt you aquired from the silent auction too..

    Have a gret day..

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  31. Congratulations! To the winner and YOUR fabulous winnings, too! The quilts look so soft.
    Nice giveaway, Sharon. I'm here in NC and like either layer cakes.
    My blogs anniversary is December. I think I'll do a giveaway to celebrate, too :)

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  32. Congratulations on your blogiversary and your two "new" quilts. They are wonderful finds, especially at those prices. Bella always manages to find the best spots.
    The layer cakes are lovely. I'm sure whoever wins will enjoy them. No need to put me in for the drawing.

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  33. I am Judy from Ohio and would like the Little Black Dress. I am so excited to have the Traveling Stash box come to my house. I cannot wait!!

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  34. Vickie from Utah. Congratulations on your blogiversary and your new quilts. If I were to win I would let you pick the fabrics. They are both beautiful lines.

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  35. Sharon, congratulations to you on your blogaversary! You got some fun 'new' things ... love how cats always take advantage of a timely opened door!! LOL! I'm from Alabama and I never pass up a Little Black Dress! ;)

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  36. Lovely finds from the quilt show and to find out that beautiful blue and white quilt was made by a relative! That's so very special.
    Congratulations on your blogaversary!
    I'm from Hatfield Pa. I like Oh Deer.

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  37. You got some lovely quilts. congratulations on you blogiversary. I am from Missouri and like the Little Black Dress. Thanks.

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  38. Happy Blogiversary! I'm a follower from Malaysia :)
    I will pick Oh! deer :)

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  39. Happy Blogiversary! I'm a follower from Malaysia :)
    I will pick Oh! deer :)

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  40. Happy Blogiversary!
    The two quilts that you bought are so lovely. Its wonderful to see quilts that have been kept around for such a long time!

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  41. Happy Blogiversary! I'm a follower from Portugal.
    The quilts are wonderful.I love the blue and white one.
    Thanks for the lovely giveaway. I'll be glad with any of the layer cakes. They are both fantastic.

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  42. I think it is so neat that you could track those quilts' "lineage" and find out they were "family." Wow!
    Congrats on your blogaversary -- I love the Oh Deer, and would give it a very happy home.... :)

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  43. Congratulations on your 2nd blogaversary!! Congrats also on the two new quilts. They are lovely.
    You give-aways are wonderful and soooo very hard to choose between two lovely collections... I would have to say Little Black Dress would be my choice.
    Have a great day.
    Always, Queenie

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  44. I love the fact that the quilts are home, even if it's a very distant relative. I think Bella just knew you needed a pretty model for the pictures. I am in Key Largo Florida and I like the Oh Deer by MoMo, those colors are wonderful. Thanks.

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  46. WooHoo! Great quilts Sharon. You are sew lucky! And congrats on the 2 year blog anniversary. I read you all the time, and thought I was a follower, but when I checked, I wasn't, so now I am. Got it? lol I am in NC USA. I love Oh Deer, but actually either would be lovely to have.

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  47. Great finds on the quilts! You are one lucky girl....Happy blogversary to you! May you have many more years to come! I am a follower of your blog, I love coming here and seeing what you are up to...so much creativity....I live in the US and would love either of these as I don't have either of them....but if I have to pick one it would be the Black Dress first and then Oh Deer!

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  48. Wow you lucked out with the Silent Auction!! Thanks for sharing!! I can't believe that it is your second anniversary - Congratulations!! I follow you via Google Reader. I live in Canada, north of Lake Superior... yes, it is starting to get cold enough for a winter coat now! My first choice would be Black Dress - very classy! Thanks for your generosity!!

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  49. i love oh deer and i follower from ga. usa thanks

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  50. Two beautiful old quilts, you are one lucky lady, with some great bids.

    I am a follower from the Finger Lakes of Western NY. I think "oh deer" is my favorite.

    Have a great week!

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  51. I'm a follower - I live in the USA. I like either layer cake. Both are cute lines :D

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  52. I am a follower from Snohomish, WA. I would dearly love to win some Oh,Deer!

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  53. Gorgeous quilts, but...Bella being a silly kitty is just cracking me up. I love the look on her face.
    Congrat's on your two years. Don't enter me in the giveaway. Your friendship is my prize.
    xx

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  54. Sharon your quilt wins are amazing - I'd for sure have been bidding against you if I'd been there. :) I'm from Hot Springs, Arkansas and I'd choose Little Black Dress since that's the only Little Black Dress I'd be likely to get. :) blessings, marlene

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  55. Wow! Your Bella could be my Weasley's sister...they are very similar!! I'm from Michigan...thanks for hosting a give away!

    In stitches,
    Teresa :o)

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  56. What great quilts you got. Lovely! I also love the star blocks in the top picture.

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  57. Congrats!!! I follow from La Grange KY and I would love the Oh Deer fabric!!! Thanks for the fun!!!!

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  58. Congrats! I following from Lincoln, NE and would love the Little Black Dress fabric. Thanks!

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  59. My goodness - you won some lovely quilts! And they are in great shape for their age too. I wish I could say the same of me LOL!!! :*)

    Happy BlogAversary!!! Beautiful layer cakes you are giving away, and I'm very hopeful I'll win one of them. It's impossible to choose a favorite - I love them both! The brights of Oh Deer would probably win out if I had to choose :*) Oh, and I'm a happy follower in the US.

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  60. Congratulations on your second blogaversary. Is there really such a word. Either layer cake would be delightful. Joanne, from southern Ontario

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  61. So much history behind those quilts. Wouldn't it be amazing to know who had been wrapped up in them, and who had been comforted by the snuggly warmth of a quilt. And such good condition for something so old. I would never come across anything like that here!

    Congrats on your blogoversary. I love Little Black Dress and have held off buying some until now...and you know I am in NZ

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  62. I'll try again,first comment didn't seem to "take"! Congrats on your two year anniversary and on the wonderful quilts you won. I have two antique quilts that I should take somewhere and have repaired...well worn but much loved. I am from Florida and love Oh Deer. Drop by my blog and enter the latest Traveling Stash if you have a chance.

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  63. Happy Blog Anniversary! I adore antique quilts. I purchased an 1880`s indigo quilt from a dear 93 year old friend for 50.00 and then a sweet depression era quilt for $5.00 at a local yard sale. I love it when I find the batting with seeds. Old quilts can be found for a song in our little town. Folks pass on and the relatives want to get rid of the "junk". So sad, but a thrill for me being able to save a piece of someone`s heart. Loved your post and the pictures.

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  64. Almost forgot your Giveaway! Your Oh Deer layer cake would be my preference. I live in Arizona.

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  65. Hi Sharon! Wish you Happy 2nd Anniversary! I'm Hafza from Malaysia,have been a follower of your blog for a while. I would love to win the Little Black Dress layer cake!! Thank you for the great giveaway!! :)

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