Saturday, June 09, 2007

What is "IT"?

Have I kept you in suspense long enough? LOL

IT's no big deal - really it isn't. It's my Blogiversary! Well, actually my First Blogiversary is June 11 but I'm leaving tomorrow for a few days so we need to start celebrating now!

A year ago I was cruising and surfing blogs and thoroughly enjoying everything about blogs and blogging so I decided to take the plunge and start my Blogging Adventure. And, what an adventure it's been. I'm a member of a wonderful International Guild with friends in every corner of this world. Blogging has been a huge blessing in my life.


So, let's party!
Shall we play a game? Please leave a comment with a guess regarding how many quilts I have in my BIG RED cabinet in the picture above. Every correct guess will be entered in a drawing for the beautiful loaded hat box in the second picture! I'll be gone until late Wednesday, 6/13, so I'll check comments then and draw the winner from the correct guesses on Thursday, 6/14.
Remember, guess how many quilts I have in my BIG RED cabinet and all the correct guesses will be entered in a drawing. The winner will be drawn on Thursday, 6/14.
Since you've got to stop and leave a guess would you please tell me why you read my blog! :-)
Until Thursday, my friends! Have fun and remember to miss me. :-)

100 comments:

Quilting Kim said...

Happy Blogiversary! Your blog has inspired me on quite a few levels, we share a similar taste in fabric, love embroidery, redwork, basket blocks, and you got me addicted to Charm Squares with those cute tabletoppers.

I think you have 50 quilts in you your Big Red cabinet.

QuiltingFitzy said...

52 quilts in the Big Red Cabinet

QuiltingFitzy
www.quiltingfitzy.blogspot.com
quiltedcactus@yahoo.com

WHY?
I was attracted to your blog because you lived in the state I was about to move to. Now that I am here, I hope we get to meet some day.

Nadine said...

WoooooHooo, Darlene, how fun this is going to be !

Well, I see 50 beautiful quilts in your red cabinet...

I'm reading your blog because you're full of energy, talent, friendship, creativity, and soooo many, many other reasons, including the fact that you always bring a smile in my days !

Biiiiig hugs & smiles !
NADINE

Nicole said...

50 quilts in the big red cabinet!

Happy Blogversery Darlene! I read your blog for inspiration and because our tastes and style are so similar. You also are very friendly and make comments often on my blog posts, which I appreciate. Mainly, I just like to see what the heck you are getting up to next!

Anonymous said...

yay congrats on your anniversary
I love to read your blog
I think you have 51 quilts in your big red cabinet
happy quilting
Beth Au
bdasecke@westnet.com.au

Doodlebug Gail said...

Happy Blogiversay Darlene. My guess is that you have 50 quilts in your Big Red Cabinet.

Why do I read your Blog? It started off because you and I have a similar taste in fabric and colours ..... now I can't miss one of your posts.

A whole year of fun - congratulations and here's to the next year and the next and the next .......

Norma said...

I count 50 quilts in your cabinet. I love that cabinet! I also like the way you have displayed quilts next to that cabinet in a basket. Is the basket made from fabric? I stop by your blog at least once a week. As a sister quilter and member of the same quilt ring--Stash Quilts--I am always curious what you have been up to since my last visit.

Carol said...

Happy Blogiversary! I just love your blog...you are inspiring, positive, we like the same things...what more could a girl ask for? My guess is 37 quilts.

Vicki W said...

Happy Blogiversary! I believe I count 50 quilts there. It's a beautiful display.

Susan said...

I read to find out what you are currently doing and see your projects. =) 58 quilts

Angie said...

Happy, happy Blogiversary, girlfriend!! 50 QUILTS in the Big Red Cabinet (which I dearly love, BTW!!), then you may have some TOPS tucked in there too??? Hmmmm, LOL Have a great time while you're gone...and of course you will be missed!! I miss you from one day to the next, girl!!! LOL I read your blog cause you're a hoot, you're always piecing something luscious, and I just plain ole like ya!! :D

tami said...

Happy Blogiversary. Blogging is fun isn't it. :-D

I count 50 quilts in your Big Red cabinet. Hope that's right.

computerpeach said...

Happy blogiversary!! I believe there are 50 beautiful quilts in that big red cabinet of yours.

Well.. why I read your blog. I love looking at your "eye candy". I also read because you commented on my blog early on, and that is how I found you. Plus you were one of the first few members of "Q4P".

Have a great trip!!

dot said...

I count fifty. Congrats on the one year. I read your blog because I want to see what everyone is up to and if there are any new techniques out there I want to try. I just love seeing what everyone is making and reap ideas. Have a great vacation.

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Libby said...

Happy Bloggiversary! I see 51 quilts in the Big Red Cabinet (and I have the matching braided rug to your wonderful basket *s*)
I read your blog because I enjoy the enthusiasm that you bring to your quilting - every new project brings a new song and every finished one brings another. I have enjoyed getting to know you (I love the idea of an international guild . . . with no mean ladies, of course) I hope we get to meet in person one day.

Leigh said...

Congratulations!!!!!!!!!
I think you have 50 quilts in there but I kept losing count when I would stop to admire what I could see of them,lol.
I read your blog cos you're fun and I wuv you,hehee.

Jeanne said...

I counted 50 quilts, too. I'd love to see each of them opened. Congrats on your one year anniversary in blogdom.

Happy Zombie said...

I counted 50 as well. So what I want to know... are your going to show us each one? I SURE DO HOPE SO!

Happy Blogiversay Darlene! I feel privileged to be a member of this international guild with you! I totally agree with what you said in that paragraph!!!

Dawn said...

Happy Blogiversary! I always have loved that big red cabinet. This is a tough one to guess! Even trying to count doesn't help! I guess I"ll guess 49. But I actually think I saw two more so it could be 51.

You know I read your blog because you are such an inspiration!

Tazzie said...
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Tazzie said...

Happy Bloggiversary Darlene, thank you for sharing your life with us for the past year. My guess is 50 quilts. I read your blog because since the first day you stopped by my blog, you've called me a friend, and I love to visit with my friends.
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

I just deleted my other comment as I counted again and got a different answer ... *oops*

Connie said...

It's a tricky count; I came up with 50 on first try, then I recounted and it appears there might a very skinny one tucked in a stack making it 51. So I will guess 51. I read your blog because you write so many great things, you have great pictures, and I enjoy visiting your blog.

Pam said...

I counted 50 quilts...is my prize the big red cabinet??!! What a wonderful treasure to hold all your treasured quilts in...how fun is that!

I haven't been reading your blog for very long but keep reading because #1 I too can remember numbers from my past...and raisins remind me of bugs too!

Pam @
www.pamgwillim.com

joyce said...

I think there are 51 quilts in there. There is one that is almost hidden. It was as lot of work counting them but lots more to make them all!

Pam said...

I counted 50 beautiful quilts so lovingly folded in the Big Red Cabinet.

I read your blog because you are so friendly and nice and you reply to my posts and encourage me and you make such wonderful quilts.

Vicky said...

I'll go with 50, too. Majority rules, right?

I read your blog because you're a tease and you make me laugh! And your quilts are beautiful, too! LOL

Anne said...

Happy bloggiversary!!! It's so nice to have you out there for inspiration on projects and that energy of yours - all you manage to do, it amazes me!

Like a lot of the other ladies I counted lovely 50 quilts in your cabinet - hope that is right :o)

Jane Weston said...

Congrats...
It's 50 quilts in the cabinet. I love reading about what you are working on and your quilts are beautiful.

May Britt said...

Happy blogiversary. I have mine also when I post my next post.
I guess you have 51 quilts in your cabinet. It looks like 50 but I think there is a tiny little one hided in between. And you got 3 quilts in the basket next to the cabinet.
Why I read your blog. Because you are a dear friend of mine and I love what you are sewing. You inspire me!!!!

Judith said...

I think 50 like the rest of them.
judiromi@quicknet.nl

Judith said...

Forgot to tell why I read your blog. Well it just gives me a lot of inspiration.

Anonymous said...

Darlene,
I have enjoyed being a subscriber to your blog for a long time!
I wish I had that cabinet and especially since it is red! Love Red!!!!
Kathie in NJ

Knot Garden said...

It's lovely to see your Big Red Cabinet and I counted 50! I read your blog because you always do interesting stuff:)

Screen Door said...

50 is the magic number for me. Beautiful cabinet. Congrats on your anniversary. lots of thoughts passed your way in a year.

Carole said...

Happy bloganniversary to you! First, I would love to have a beautiful cabinet like yours filled with quilts. Hence why I've stopped being practical about quilting and now make quilts just because. Whether they fit on a twin, queen or double is no longer an issue for me! I'm counting 49 quilts. Thank goodness you didn't include your flimsy! I don't think I could count that high! lol I read your blog because you are a beautiful soul and it reflects in your quilting. I can certainly understand why you're famous!lol Well have a great time! Don't forget to report in on your voyage!

Carole said...

Hum... it might even be 48. Gosh this is hard!

Annie said...

My guess is 50!! And I read your blog to see what you are up to. I love to see what everyone is doing and it gives me ideas too!!!

KCQuilter said...

Okay, I'm guessing 50!!! Happy Blogiversary---and many more!

Quilt Mommy said...

Okies, I counted 51 quilts. I sure hope I'm right! I would be giddy to win that neat box full of goodies!

Now, to answer why I read your blog - one word - inspiration! Lol* I love to read quilting blogs because I learn, I am inspired, and it's just so neat to see what others are doing and how they do it. Sheesh, just looking at that cabinet full of quilts makes me want to go sew!!! :) I hope you have plans to show some of those beauties off after your drawing! :)

Happy blogiversary! :)

blop said...

I will go w/50 quilts, too,and I also love the red cabinet. I read your blog because you are full of great ideas and I love your humor.
I am still a lurker wondering if I have anything worthy of a blog!

TJ said...

Happy Blogivery...I guess 50....What nice cabinet to store quilts and your quilts are lovely...Have a great weekend..Toni

Beth said...

Happy Blogiversary!!!What a wonderful "IT" to be celebrating!!

I count 50 quilts in your Big Red Cabinet (which is lovely by the way).

Why do I read your blog?? I just love the eye candy you post on your blog! All of your quilts are lovely and you inspire me to work on my own projects :)

Karen (Misiz C) said...

Count the quilts? Hmmm..That's not as easy as it looks....My "final answer" is 50. :c) Love the way you have them on display!

Congrats on your first Blogversary! Darlene, I love to visit your blog cause your passion for quilting just oooooses through the screen....and....our tastes are very similar. You've been such an inspiration! Cheers to year two and many more after!

Belvie in MO said...

Happy Blogiversary! I began reading your blog and several others on Stash Quilts for inspiration. I love seeing your latest project.

I believe you have 53 quilts in your cabinet. Sure wish I could find one like it!

kjquilts said...

Oh, my! I'm going to say 29. You are so prolific I'll bet it's way more than that.
I enjoy your blog so much. I love how you use bundles and charms and jellies! I'm addicted to them too! You are hard to keep up with though! I have never seen anyone finish so much in such a short amount of time!
Quite a while ago I found your webshots and knew when I saw the quilts (and tops!) that we were kindred spirits...I've been reading your blog faithfully since I found it last August!

Nadine said...

OMG ! I KNEW there must be a trick, somewhere ! I came back to read your comments (yesss, I'm curious.... LOL), and read that some answered 51, others 52.... So I counted again (3 X ! LOL), then asked Gaetano, and then Laura ! We are now unanimous : there are 51 quilts in your beautiful red cabinet !

(Hope this second comment counts and will replace the first one...)

Oh what fun this is !

XOXOXOXOXO
Nadine

Lisa D. said...

Congratulations on your Blogiversary, Darlene. You continue to inspire me with your beautiful quilts and other crafty projects.

Letty said...

Hi, happy Blogiversary! I enjoy reading your blog and your creativity!

I count 51 quilts in your cabinet.

Happy Stitching!
Letty

Debbie Jo said...

Well! I am obviously going out on a limb here and saying there are only 5 quilts, plus a whole lot of tops looking to become quilts! LOL

I love reading your blog, your energy and sharing make it a special treat!

Here's hoping for many more Blog-iversaries!

QuiltQuest said...

I count 50 quilts in the cabinet. I read your blog because I enjoy seeing what you are working on. It helps to inspire me!

Linda said...

Happy blog anniversary Darlene.
My guess is 50 quilts in your lovely red cabinet.
I enjoy reading your blog, seeing what new quilts and stitcheries you've completed or have in the process of completing. I think quilters, no matter where they live can always connect through their love of needle and thread.

Bonnie said...

Since everyone is guessing around 50, I have decided to be different and assume that some of the quilts are folded over twice. Therefore my guess is 40 guilts in the cabinet.
I got started reading your blog because your were part of the Stash group - and now I read it because I enjoy seeing what you are doing.

Andrea said...

I think there are 51 quilts in your beautiful cabinet.

I read your blog to see what you are up to next. Always something interesting !!

Kimberly Jolly said...

Hi Darlene,
I love your blog! I think you have 51 quilts in the red cabinet

Gilli said...

50- I think I cheated though. I enlarged the pic and counted. Happy anniversary!

Wendy said...

Oh Darlene, I've never seen so many quilts in one place :-) My guess is 51 nicely folded quilts in the beautiful red cabinet. I haven't known you for long but right away we hit it off and I've been addited to reading your blog ever since. You inspire with all your quilts and the fun you are having along the way. Happy Blogiversary and I hope to continue being friends.

Julie said...

Hi and congratulations on your blogiversary. I read your blog because I really love the patterns that you choose and I adore the fabrics that you use. I love to see each beautiful project as you finish it.

I have counted 50 quilts in your cabinet.

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

Happy blogiversary, and what a great cabinet with all the lovely quilts in it. I say 50 quilts.

PamKittyMorning said...

CONGRATS! Looks like a lot of us started about a year ago!

I count 51, and they all look very interesting! I hope we get to see them!

Patti said...

OK - I counted 50. But I very well may have missed one. What a wonderful collection of quilts you have created!

I love reading your blog because we love so many of the same things - and I've taken a special interest ever since I became your applique mentor.

cher said...

51 wonderful quilts is my count-I started reading your blog when I was a member of stash ring...and enjoy reading all the fun and energy you clearly have with your quilting-way to celebrate a blogversary!

shelley said...

I love reading your blog because I can find so much inspiration, and can see how much you love quilting. Thank you for that.

I will guess 51 quilts in your beautiful cabinet.

Cynthia said...

Happy Blogiversary Darlene!!!

I'm guessing there is 51 beautifull quilts in the cabinet.

Why do i read your blog...i am always eager to see what project you are working on. I LOVE the fabrics you use in your quilts. They are always so colorful and cheerful. I also love the patterns you use. Some of them are quite simple but with the right choice of fabrics they are gorgeous.

OneGoodWoman said...

Hi! My guess is 50 quilts in the cabinet....and they all look lovely!

Cheryl said...

Vicky M first introduced me to your blog and ever since I can't stop coming back to see what you are up to. You provide so much inspiration for quilters all over the world.
My guess for the quilts in the cabinet is 50. Sure hope I'm right!
Keep up the fantastic work!

swooze said...

Happy Blogiversary! I count 50 quilts in that big red cabinet!

Why do I read your blog. Well, you joined my webring and I run into you whenever I go round the ring but if you ever leave me I will follow you. You have so many lovely projects that you share with us and I love to look at them!

Richelle said...

Happy Blogiversary! I love reading your blog. You are a great inspiration for me - love your fabric choices and all your quilts! Thanks for sharing!
I count 51 quilts.

Richelle

Pieces From Me said...

Happy Blogiversary. I just posted my first post in my first blog on 6/9 so I feel like celebrating too. I believe there are 50 quilts in your red cabinet. By the way, I love your blog. Bren

Judy H. said...

Okay, I'm going with an even 50. :) I enjoy your blog for several reasons, but one is that you have a variety of projects (quilting, stitchery, punch needle), which reminds me that I'm not alone! ;)

Kim said...

A year old! Wooo-hoooo! I think you have TOO MANY beautiful quilts in your BIG RED CABINET and need to send some to me--need my address? I would say, though, that you have 50 quilts in there. And why do I read your blog? Because it's in my favorites, silly! Besides that, we chat and have fun and that's what quilting buds do. Oh, yeah, and then there's your "too many quilts" you're going to send to me. And a whole bunch of other reasons that are too long to list. Oh, unless listing them and taking too much room prevents others from commenting and improves my chances of winning what's in that box?!

Sharon said...

Happy Blogiversary! I enjoy your blog, and alot of others, for the color combinations & blocks that I would not think to make for myself.

Plus it's fun to "peek" at other people's stashes!! LOL

Ok. . .I think you have 50 quilts in that cabinet.

But I *WANT* that cabinet!!

Have a great day,

Ginny Worden said...

Happy Blogging Anniversary. My guess is 50 lovely quilts. Darn, I was thinking they were the prize, but the loaded, pretty hat book is certainly worth a guess. Thanks for all the fun, and inspiration in your blog.

Doe said...

Happy Blogiversary!!! Happy,happy,joy,joy!
I'm guess-timating you have 50 quilts in that BIG RED CABINET! I hope I got the magic number! Is it 49? 51? 52? Fine, I'm sticking with 50!
Darlene, I wish you more blogiversaries to come! Congrats!

Anonymous said...

Wow - that year probably went quickly for you! I love the look of all those quilts in the cabinet! I hope to aspire to that many eventually!!

I think I see 50 quilts.

Enjoy your contest!

Linda
betty_rubble123@yahoo.com

LadyDi said...

I counted 50 quilts in your Big Red Cabinet.
Congrats on your blogiversary!!
I enjoyed reading your posts and getting inspiration, tips, and ideas for my own projects.

Diana said...

I'm guessing 50 quilts in the cabinet, Darlene.

And the reason I love reading your blog is the enthusiasm that comes shining through in every post! You lift my spirits every time I read your blog.

Happy Blogiversary!

Kathy Wagner said...

Just to be different, I'll guess 47. That was a fun activity! All your posts are fun and positive and inspiring....love to visit your blog! Your projects are always interesting, your workmanship is amazing and your photos are beautiful too! Congratulations on a wonderful year of quilting and blogging!

jovaliquilts said...

I counted 50 and there are probably some hidden ones, but I'll say 50 anyhow!

I found your blog when I joined Q4P just recently. Happy l-year blogiversary (can't wait till that word appears in the OED!).

Cheri

kjquilts said...

Well, duh! I didn't even think to enlarge the picture and count them! LOL! (Ok, I know there are more than 29 in there.)

Sue said...

I believe you have 50 quilts in Big Red.
As far as your question, I really don't know what draws me to certain blogs. I read the ones that I find interesting, have quilts or art projects that inspire me, or make me laugh.

Quilterin said...

Hi Darlene! WOW.....what a busy quilter you are! 50 quilts!
Your cabinet looks really great.

Congratulations for your Blogiversary!

momma said...

I count 50 quilts,, wow!!!
Deb

Judy said...

I guess 50 only because I believe that's what you put in that older post long ago. You said you got 50 quilts in your new cabinet!! I can see the tiny edge that has people thinking it's 51 but I think it's just the pattern.

I read your blog because of you! ALways ready with a smile or a hand and you always have so much sunshine to share!

Jeanne said...

I forgot to tell you why I read your blog. It "spoke" to me from the first time I read it. I loved your little Jo Morton quilt and nine patches. Many of the things you make are things I would make. It just gives me a good feeling to see what you are up to.

Suze said...

Oh Happy Day...............

I am guessing 50 quilts......

Your blog always provides encouragement for me.

I also get great ideas for the next projects.

Thanks for sharing

McIrish Annie said...

Wow!! 86 comments already!! I guess that you have 51 gorgeous quilts in the big red cabinet.

I read your blog because like me you don't always know where you are going on the quilting road but you are definitely enjoying the trip!!

Happy Blogiversary!!

Leah S said...

After 3 days of pondering, I'm gonna have to go with the 50 crowd. I was so sure it was 51! But then I noticed that one of the quilts looked like it was a quilt top, but probably just part of the pattern of the quilt above it. It drove me nuts. Put me down for 50. :)

WHY do I read your blog? Well, I like you because you're a quilter and fellow Arizonian. Then I fell in love with you when you confessed to having 46 quilt tops with backings and 48 quilt tops without backings. Since then, you've been in my top 20 favorites. :)

P.S. You should update us on the status of your quilt tops. ;)

Happy Valley Quilter said...

Well, I would have to say that there are 51 quilts in that big red cabinet of yours.

Congrats on reaching one full year! Your blog is so delightful because you share so many of your beautiful projects with us!

joanna said...

Count me in if its not too late. 50 quilts I think,

Joanna

Sassy a La Mode said...

I count 50! That's amazing! Happy Blogiversary!!!
I love reading your blog for the quilting. It gets me through some long nights at work!

heftyquilter said...

gee that is a beautiful cupboard , and all those 51 quilts i imagine would be equally beautiful , i see there is a bunch in your basket beside the cupboard too , i hope i make that many quilts oneday. thank you for sharing your blog with us. kindest regards heftyquilter

Rose Marie said...

Congrats on your blogiversary!

I counted 51 quilts in the Big Red Cabinet. Looks like you will need a new cabinet to house the next 51 quilts! :o)

Your blog is interesting and I enjoy dropping by to see what you are working on.

maggie said...

Happy Blogiversary! I think there are 51quilts in the red cabinet.
And I read your blog because it's such an inspiration and I need all the inspiring I can get. Maggie

May Britt said...

94 comments.....WOW You are popular Darlene. Of course you are, you are such an inspiration for all of us. Keep on quilting. May I enter another ticket in the big lottery. I still believe it's 51 quilts. One is tucked between the others. Can hardly see it.Or is it 50??????????

Laura in IA said...

I love your style of quilting and writing. I love Moda fabrics too. I feel we are kindred spirits in quilting.I only recently linked to your site and it is a daily inspiration. Thank you.

I love your big red cabinet.
I sure hope it has 51 quilts.

atet said...

50 quilts in that lovely red cabinet.

I started reading your blog recently due to the spring fling challenge. I went back and read older posts and realized I liked your sense of humor and the projects you make!

Quilting Mama said...

I think you have 50...but is that one tucked in and almost hidden? I can't tell if it's part of another or not.

This is all new to me, I started my blog just yesterday at the urging of a friend. I joined the ring and found you!

Happy Zombie said...

WOW... 98 comments! With mine that makes 99. Sigh... If you only had ONE MORE you'd have a 100!

Happy Zombie said...

POOF! 100!!!!!

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