Friday, April 13, 2012

A little thank-you

It didn't go 100% smoothly, but was able to redirect my domain name to this blog. My original website is now down and you should find everything here!

Some of you have noticed that I changed my blog header a couple of months ago. I've added information about my classes here in addition to a new tab for Free Patterns. I'll be adding to that in the coming weeks with some links to the tutorials I've posted here on the blog. You may also see I've freshened up the side bar and added both a search feature and a labels feature.

Jenna from q.a.designs helped with the design work and the installation. She's the best!

I have a little give-away just to thank you all for reading and commenting! Have you seen these pin cushions? I found the perfect dishes to make them! And no I'm not sending you the dish to make one - I'm making one for you. You can even tell me what color you want. I'll also send you this cute bundle from Fabric Nosherie - mostly Curios Nature by Parson Gray.
So head on over and leave a comment - I'll draw a winner on Wednesday! Thanks for being part of my quilty life!!

70 comments:

  1. Love the clean look of the blog! And thanks for including the search bar; it drives me nutso when people don't do that but I know I've seen something interesting on their blog!

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  2. Looks great! BTW.........make the pincushion PINK for me!
    Would love to win, very cute!

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  3. Those are so cool! I would like one in violets, thanks for the chance to win.

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  4. Glad you are back! If win I would love one in orange or teal, thanks!

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  5. The blog looks great! I agree with the commenter above, I love search bars!

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  6. Your blog looks fabulous! I really like the changes. But then even without them I'd still enjoy your blog.

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  7. love how looks your blog!
    thanks for this lovely chance to win!

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  8. This blog post made me the happiest I've been all day.

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  9. I love your blog! Truly! And I would looooove a fancy little pin cushion dish. :)

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  10. Your blog looks great! Thanks for the chance to win the cute pincushion and fabric. Can you tell us where you found the dishes?

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  11. The blog looks great, and thanks for pointing to your free patterns page. Your sanctuary squares pattern looks like a lot of fun.

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  12. I love the new look of your blog!! Very clean and modern looking. :D I'd also be interested in knowing where you found these clever little dishes. :)

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  13. I'm off to poke around your blog some more. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  14. Love the new look of the blog!! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  15. Love your blog... and the chance at some great stuff! Thanks!

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  16. Your blog design is so streamlined and open. I really like it! If I happen to win, you can make me a pincushion in any color. :) Thanks for the chance. :)

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  17. I love how your blog looks. Thanks for offering this great giveaway.

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  18. I love your blog and I would love to win! I've been holding back from purchasing Curious Nature :)

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  19. love the clean look of the blog. :)
    thanks for the giveaway chance!!
    curious nature would make a great "man quilt".
    my fingers are crossed.

    oh. and i love blue.

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  20. I love you blog, love reading it. :)

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  21. Love your blog. Love your quilts. Love the pin-cushion!

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  22. I like it! And I love that little pincushion dish.

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  23. I'll bet that pin cushion is going to be ADORABLE.

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  24. Love the changes you made! Thanks for sharing all your lovely creations.

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  25. The pincushion looks lovely! And what fun fabrics!

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  26. So pretty! And yummy fabric - thank you for thinking of us out here in blogland - even the lurkers ;)

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  27. Very nice design! Gives me the urge to freshen my own.
    And thank you for the chance to win such a cute pincushion (which would be fantastic in reds) and the yummy fabric!!

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  28. Purples for me! Cute idea!

    And love that fabric bundle!!! :)

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  29. What a sweet giveaway! I love your blog, and have learned much and been much inspired! Thank YOU!!!!

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  30. wow! Cool pin cushions! I love spring green and shades! Fantastic idea!
    Please pick me! My sewing room will look so much prettier with it...

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  31. Oh, I do believe that is one of the most delightful pin cushions I have ever seen. I would love to win one. As for colors...well, today is my 62 birthday so I'm open to surprises, LOL. If I'm lucky enough to win, you can surprise me. The only thing I'll add is that my mood lately has me leaning too bright, cheerful, colors. Big Hugs and thanks so much for the chance. Also, I love your know blog look, it's great!

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  32. I really want to collect pin cushions -- and this would be a great start! It's so cute! I'm drawn to warm colors in blue, red, sage green. Fun! Love your updated blog!

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  33. Oh you are too kind to make us one!!!! If i could choose, id probably love a rainbow one, or one with some warm reds/yellows/greens.

    The updated blog looks great!! Its coming through on my blog reader looking great!

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  34. I love your new blog and the really cool pin cushin. If I did win, I hope I can make one as nice as yours. Thanks !

    Jean M.

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  35. Glad you're back! (Even though you were only gone a few hours!) That's a darling pincushion -- but I wouldn't think to choose a color scheme because YOU are a wizard with colors so I'd prefer a Hyacinth original. ;)

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  36. Oh! I would love teal! I'm so excited about the free tutorials tab!! Thanks!

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  37. I have several of those dishes because I do a lot of beadwork...might have to consider repurposing one or two of them because I love that pincushion! Thank you for the chance to win some fabrics. :)

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  38. Great look for the blog and what a fun pincushion! It would look awesome in any color.

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  39. Kristen SandersonApril 14, 2012 at 2:45 PM

    Great new look! Thanks for the giveaway. ksanderson@hotmail.ca

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  40. I love the new blog look, including search option. Very clean & fresh looking. Thanks for the chance in your giveaway. I would be happy with any colour way, but do have a thing at the moment for "citrus" colours - yellow, lime, orange.

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  41. Great giveaway! Can I join in from the UK please!
    Great fabrics!!

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  42. I really enjoy your blog! I've been hoarding some modern meadow for a couple of years now ~ I think it will look lovely worked up in your garden gate! Thanks for the giveaway ~ that pincushion is super cute!

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  43. How fun. I really like those pin cushions. Havent seen the dishes around before. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  44. I too, am dying to know your source for the palettes! I love the blog, with or without, the changes.

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  45. Love the pin cushions and love the fabric. I'd be honored to win the drawing.

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  46. It's good to have all your info in one place! Love the fabric!

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  47. It's looking great! What a fun giveaway!

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  48. Love the blog. Pincushions cute too!

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  49. A very contemporary blog. I would love a pink pincushion.

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  50. Those pincushions are so cute! Your blog is one of my favorite stops. All your finishes are divine!

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  51. What a fun idea for a giveaway. Glad the transition went fairly smoothly. Love your blog.

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  52. Well that's just too cute! I would love to win one in any color but lime green is my current favorite...

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  53. So fun! A pincushion like that would be wonderful for sewing machine needles. I'm fond of muted cool colors... thanks for the giveaway!

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  54. If I am fortunate to win the giveaway, I'd like you to surprise me with your choice of fabric and color combination;-)

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  55. Happy colors for a pincushion is what I would pick. Happy is always good don't you think? I first discovered your site when I saw your free pattern mentioned on someone else's site. Don't remember whose now, but yours got bookmarked! I met you one time...... you and some friends had visited Tammy Tadd Designs in Sycamore. We discovered that we carried some of your books. It was great fun to meet someone "famous"!

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  56. What a beautiful bundle! If I were the lucky winner, I would want a very modern pincusion.

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  57. Cute dishes. Love the whatsit tray in the center of the pincushion!

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  58. The pincushion is so cute. Just yesterday my daughter was asking for a needle and it would have been a lot easier to direct her to one in the pin cushion, if it had separate areas like this one. If I win, I would love pink and black.

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  59. What a cute pincushion Cindy! You're so creative :-)

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  60. Love the pincushion, I check you site a couple of times a week, keeps in touch since I am way down in Arkansas now. Good luck in all. CAB

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  61. Love your new look.
    Cute pincushion.I'll take it in any color.

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  62. Love your blog. Any color would suit me and thanks for the give-way.
    Linda

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  63. Fabulous new blog look! I think the pincushion is absolutely adorable! Thanks for a fantastic giveaway.

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  64. Your blog looks great! It's one of my favorites to read! And that pincushion... well, I had to repin it on Pinterest! So cute!

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  65. Love your blog...daily source of inspiration...keeps me keen!! Love the pincushion!!

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  66. Love your pincushion ideaa. Mine just fell apart and the sandy stuffing comes out now.. too many pricks in the top I guess. Would love to win another one.

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  67. This is a cute pincushion! I would love to win one and fabric!!!

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