Thursday, July 3, 2014

Happy Blogiversary Day 3 & Giveaways!!!!

It's Day 3 of my 4 year Blogiversary Celebration!!  If you missed Day 1 or 2 and their giveaways you can find them here ;)  DAY 1   DAY 2




And now, let's celebrate for a final  Day 3!!!  So to finish up, I thought I would show you just a few more things around the blog and today we are focusing on a few parts from the right hand or the blog ;)   So let's run through them shall we ;)

First off, is the Sponsor Section.    These sponsors truly are Spectacular!!!   There is no way I could do what I do on the blog each day without them.  I am so grateful for their support of Happy Quilting and I know you all love perusing their shops ;)   They are filled will all things quilty!!!  You can click on any of the buttons to be taken directly to that particular shop :)


And right below the Sponsor buttons is the Sponsor Spotlight!!  This is where you can find a super quick reference of all of my Sponsors Sales, Events, and Giveaways.  It makes it super easy to never miss a good deal ;)  Each line is a link, so you can just click on whatever sounds good to you and it will take you right where you need to go ;)


Next down the way is my Patterns section.  I still can't believe I have made 12 patterns.  Pretty soon I am going to need to make some sore of rotating icon here.  Guess I should check into how to do that ;)   By clicking on any pattern, you will be taken directly to my Craftsy Pattern Store where you can purchase and download these patterns instantly ;)   And I want to shout out a huge thank you to all of my readers for their support with my little pattern shop.  I so appreciate you wanting to make my patterns and love seeing your finished projects!!!


And continuing down the way we find the Published section.  This has a cover shot of the magazines and books that I have been published in.  It is kind of a fun little place to see them all together.  Also, if you click on any particular cover, you will be taken to a link that shows you a little more detail about the project I have in that particular issue ;)


And then there is a whole bunch of stuff, including my personal "blog roll"  (that gets added to about daily, I love reading about quilts!!) and some buttons of the things that are keeping me busy, including my Bees and Teaching Events and such ;)  But if surf all the way down to the bottom, you will find my Blog Archive and Search Box.  I point these out, because if you are ever trying to find something and you can't this is the place to go ;)  The Archive will highlight the titles of every post I have written, and you can click on them from here.  The Search box is like a mini search engine for just my blog ;)  It can be really helpful in finding specific topics ;)




And I think that just about wraps it up for a 3 day tour of the blog ;)  I hope you have enjoyed it ;)

And of course, we are going to finish this celebration with some more giveaways!!!!  Once again today, we have 2 giveaways to celebrate!!!   

First up for grabs is this adorable custom bundle that Julie made just for me.   My favorite color is Purple so she built this bundle around some of her favorite purple prints in her shop.  So cute!!!!!   Thank you to The Intrepid Thread for sponsoring this giveaway :)


And second up for grabs is collection of Waterfront Park Domino Dot Fat Quarters!!  Oh, what a perfect stash builder these are.   Thank you to The Scarlet Thread Quilt Co. for sponsoring this giveaway ;)


You have three chances to win these awesome prizes, and please leave a separate comment for each.  The comments enter you into both giveaways :)  

1 - For the first entry, I have so appreciated your feedback over the last 2 days, so lets make today super easy.   Just leave me a comment of something that makes you Happy ;)    


2 - And for a second entry, since The Intrepid Thread has been kind enough to sponsor this giveaway, how about we show them some love.  Follow The Intrepid Thread's Blog and then come back and leave a comment here that you did, or already do :) 

2 - And for a third entry, since The Scarlet Thread Quilt Co.  has also been kind enough to sponsor this giveaway, how about we show them some love too.   Julie is also new on Instagram and adding followers, so pop on over and Follow The Scarlet Thread on Instagram and then come back here and comment that you did so, or already do :)  

And that's it :) The giveaway will close on Sunday, July 6th at Midnight and I will announce the winners Monday morning.    Good Luck to everyone ;)

Today is the last day of the Celebration but you still have time to enter the giveaways.  And be sure to check back in tomorrow.  I have a Star Finish to share for the 4th ;)   And it has been waiting a long time to be shared ;)  So exciting!!!

Have a Happy Quilting Day!!!
Pin It!

437 comments:

  1. Thanks for pointing out the sponsor spotlight section and making it so easy to keep up with sales and deals!!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I already follow The Intrepid Thread! :-)

    ReplyDelete
  3. I am now following The Scarlet Thread on ig. (@sewystuff)

    ReplyDelete
  4. I am following The Scarlet Thread on IG (@undiscoveredoptimist)

    ReplyDelete
  5. I follow The Intrepid Thread on bloglovin.

    ReplyDelete
  6. I love your patterns. They are perfectly detailed. Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  7. I follow IT. Absolutely love Julie. I think her fabric choices are genius. Thanks.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Time to quilt makes me very, very happy. And congratulations on your blogiversary!

    ReplyDelete
  9. I've been following Intrepid Thread for quite some time.

    ReplyDelete
  10. A comment - one of the comments yesterday was about having a basic intro to quilting post (s). I'm thinking about our conversation about cutting fabric and how it is different if you're cutting for quilting or clothes and applique. I think there may be a need for a very basic explanation of strip cutting and planning how to cut fabric with a minimum of waste. Who knew how handy all the pictures on the sidebar are. Happy 4th.

    ReplyDelete
  11. So many things make me happy. If I had to choose just one I'd have to say my husband. He is just the best and being his wife makes me happy!
    tstanulis@verizon.net

    ReplyDelete
  12. I follow The Intrepid Thread's blog.
    tstanulis@verizon.net

    ReplyDelete
  13. You walk down to the mailbox and there is a squishy package waiting for you. You know that you have won fabric and there is a smile on your face and you just want to shout and dance. Oh, what a feeling. These past 3 days have been fun as well as educational. Thank you for the chance to win your awesome giveaways. Hoping you have the best 4th of July weekend.

    Sandi Timmons
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

    ReplyDelete
  14. Love the fabrics and great job on all the patterns and magazines ( I think I'm in two of those Mccall's ones too) I'm VERY happy quilting of course!!

    ReplyDelete
  15. I am spreading the love by following Intrepid Thread.

    Sandi Timmons
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

    ReplyDelete
  16. I'm a follower here and Intrepid (don't do instagram)

    ReplyDelete
  17. I am now following Scarlet Thread Quilt Co. Thank you for all that you do for us.

    Sandi Timmons
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

    ReplyDelete
  18. i already follow intrepid thread's blog

    ReplyDelete
  19. Winning pretty fabric makes me happy. 24Tangent "at" gmail "dot" com

    ReplyDelete
  20. Already a follower of The Intrepid Thread's Blog. 24Tangent "at" gmail "dot" com

    ReplyDelete
  21. I follow Intrepid Thread. :)

    ReplyDelete
  22. Oh today it definitely is Holiday vacation time that makes me happy!

    ReplyDelete
  23. beautiful fabrics make me happy.

    ReplyDelete
  24. Lovely bundles! Sunshine, family, and friends make me happy!

    ReplyDelete
  25. I follow The Intrepid thread on FB And Bloglovin!

    ReplyDelete
  26. i follow the intrepid thread with blog lovin'

    ReplyDelete
  27. A day of sewing without interruptions makes me happy.

    ReplyDelete
  28. Everything about quilting makes me happy. Good deals on fabric make me happy, so thanks for pointing out the Sponsor Spotlight -- how did I not know about that? Tomorrow's upcoming family picnic makes me happy. I get to see my son (who lives 900 miles away) this weekend -- double happy! Thanks for all you do on your blog and have a happy Fourth of July!

    ReplyDelete
  29. I follow the Intrepid Thread blog.

    ReplyDelete
  30. my husband makes me happy! but getting happy mail is also awesome! when all the kids come home for a visit makes me happy.. the dogs make me happy!

    ReplyDelete
  31. I am following the Intrepid Thread Blog!

    ReplyDelete
  32. Quilting makes me happy. If I ain't sewed for awhile, I get pretty cranky. :)

    ReplyDelete
  33. I follow Intrepid Thread's blog.

    ReplyDelete
  34. My sweet nieces make me happy!

    ReplyDelete
  35. I'm following The Scarlet Thread Quilt Co on Instagram.

    ReplyDelete
  36. Congratulations! The fact I'm going to meet Pat Bravo tomorrow is making me happy!

    ReplyDelete
  37. This was a great post today, had a great time browsing while enjoying my coffee.

    ReplyDelete
  38. I follow Intrepid Thread - and shop there, too.

    ReplyDelete
  39. My 11mo makes me happy. He just started walking on his walker...he will be more of a troublemaker soon enough. It's hard not to laugh at his antics. He is just too cute.

    ReplyDelete
  40. Big fan of the IT and follow

    ReplyDelete
  41. I don't do Instagram, but did go and browse The Scarlet Thread Quilt Co.

    ReplyDelete
  42. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  43. My family makes me happy and sewing too...

    ReplyDelete
  44. I now follow the SQC on Instagram

    ReplyDelete
  45. A bright happy quilt and a good book make me happy.

    ReplyDelete
  46. I am a follower of Intrepid Thread blog already.

    ReplyDelete
  47. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  48. I am following Julie (the scarlet thread quilt co) on IG!

    ReplyDelete
  49. I am happy to have time to read all the fabulous blogs abouit quilting. Yours is a daily must

    ReplyDelete
  50. I follow the intrepid thread via bloglovin

    ReplyDelete
  51. Fabric and craft supplies make me happy!

    ReplyDelete
  52. I follow the Intrepid Thread on Bloglovin.

    ReplyDelete
  53. You make me happy because anytime you have a challenge it makes me happy to see how you have overcome it! Also your love of purple makes me happy too because it is my favorite color too! Thanks for your generous giveaways! K-

    ReplyDelete
  54. Hanging out with my son and husband makes me happiest but crafting time is a close second.

    ReplyDelete
  55. I've added Julie (from The Scarlet Thread) on IG

    ReplyDelete
  56. Bobbing in waves makes me SUPER happy!

    ReplyDelete
  57. Happy was getting 2 layer cakes this morning in the post and some appliqué goodies too. I know what I'm doing this weekend!

    ReplyDelete
  58. I'm working on a charity quilt with a new-to-me pattern (it's working), and that makes me happy.

    ReplyDelete
  59. Fabric and sewing make me happy!!

    ReplyDelete
  60. I follow the Intrepid Thread by email.

    ReplyDelete
  61. Petting fabric makes me happy

    ReplyDelete
  62. Quilting makes me happy! Winning makes me happy too!

    ReplyDelete
  63. I followed Scarlet Threads on IG

    ReplyDelete
  64. I am following the Intrepid Thread!

    ReplyDelete
  65. FOLLOWING INTREPID THREAD ON BLOG LOVIN'

    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  66. HI,what's makes me happy is all our family well and happy!
    Thanks for sharing a neat giveaway!

    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  67. Being outdoors on a beautiful day makes me happy.

    ReplyDelete
  68. The fact that the weather has finally turned to summer and that the scent of flowers is in the air makes me happy. Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

    ReplyDelete
  69. I already follow the Intrepid Thread

    ReplyDelete
  70. I already follow Intrepid Thread. Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

    ReplyDelete
  71. Three day weekends make me happy!

    ReplyDelete
  72. I already follow the intrepid thread.

    ReplyDelete
  73. Waking up to my puppy snuggling me is always a happy morning. As are hugs andkisses from my baby nephew.

    ReplyDelete
  74. I already follow the intrepid thread :)

    ReplyDelete
  75. A new quilt fresh out of the dryer makes me happy!

    ReplyDelete
  76. spending time with my grandsons and helping them remember special times they had with there mom.

    ReplyDelete
  77. I follow Intrepid Thread's blog. Love them!

    ReplyDelete
  78. I follow the Scarlet Thread on IG. thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  79. I follow The Intrepid Thread blog (and what a cool name)

    ReplyDelete
  80. I follow the Scarlet Thread at Instagram.

    ReplyDelete
  81. Feeling well enough to quilt makes me happy

    ReplyDelete
  82. I am following the Intrepid Thread's blog on bloglovin.

    ReplyDelete
  83. Teaching my ten year old how to sew makes me happy. Taking time to quilt makes me happy, too.

    ReplyDelete
  84. What makes me super HAPPY today is my new Janome 6600 was just delivered about 20 minutes ago!!! Can't wait to play with it but have a blood donation appt to do first.

    ReplyDelete
  85. I've been following The Intrepid Thread for some time now

    ReplyDelete
  86. I already follow the Intrepid Thread blog with Bloglovin! Thank you and your wonderful sponsors!

    ReplyDelete
  87. I already follow Intrepid Thread.

    ReplyDelete
  88. I can't get Instagram on my phone to follow The Scarlet Thread but I do have their Etsy store as one of my favorites.

    ReplyDelete
  89. Sewing and quilting make me happy! And seeing other people's projects, including yours! Happy Blogiversary! :)

    ReplyDelete
  90. I already follow the Intrepid Thread's blog via email.

    ReplyDelete
  91. Thanks for the tour of your blog. I always enjoy reading the blog. So many helpful hints and beautiful quilts.

    ReplyDelete
  92. Rosemary B here:
    I love your blog the best. I hope you are having a great day.
    Thanks for sharing your celebration with us. Your sponsors are very generous!

    ReplyDelete
  93. Rosemary B here: again
    I follow Intrepid Thread on Instagram

    ReplyDelete
  94. Family and fabric make me very happy! Thank you for the blog tour....I had no idea about the spotlight links and never really paid attention to the Sponsor Spotlight. Happy Blogiversary!!

    ReplyDelete
  95. Rosemary B here again
    I follow Scarlet Thread on Instagram right now

    ReplyDelete
  96. I'm happily watching Wimbledon - some fantastic tennis !!

    ReplyDelete
  97. I follow Intrepid Thread's blog !

    ReplyDelete
  98. Lots of things make me happy, a good night's sleep, a good sewing day, a smile from friends, a card in the mail, a call from my grandsons, birds on the bird feeders, flowers in the garden, but really just getting up each day and knowing I have another wonderful day on earth does it for me. Life is grand in my book, rain or shine, hot or cold.

    ReplyDelete
  99. My family makes me happy! Sewing does too!

    ReplyDelete
  100. Things that make me happy... rainbows, my sisters, quilting, reading... the list goes on and on. Also that cute custom Purple bundle from Intrepid Thread makes me happy, such a preety palette. Love it! Thanks for everything you do Melissa, I love visiting your blog.
    dragonfly9716 at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  101. What makes me Happy? Quilting! :) I didn't want to steal your blog name, but that's true.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

    ReplyDelete
  102. The break in the heat made me happy today! I was able to sit on the patio and read a book with a cool breeze at my back. Thanks for the giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  103. I'm already a follower of IT. Thanks again!

    ReplyDelete
  104. Winning giveaways, totally makes me happy ;) Today I won a "judged" contest, that really puts a smile on my face. Someone liked what I made, so so very happy!

    ReplyDelete
  105. I already read Julie's blog.

    ReplyDelete
  106. Hearing the birds chirping when I wake up always makes me happy and sets the tone for a good day.

    ReplyDelete
  107. I follow Julie's blog with bloglovin

    ReplyDelete
  108. Just started following The Scarlet Thread on instagram

    ReplyDelete
  109. What makes me happy is when my sons are doing good. And of course quilting makes me happy!

    ReplyDelete
  110. I follow the Intrepid Thread blog.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  111. Making one of a kind items for special people makes me happy!

    ReplyDelete
  112. I signed up for the intrepid threads newsletter

    ReplyDelete
  113. Spending time with my family makes me happy!

    ReplyDelete
  114. I signed up to follow Intrepid Thread.

    ReplyDelete
  115. I'm following The Scarlet Thread on Instagram

    ReplyDelete
  116. Right now am soooo Happy that my Husband's Brother & Wife & dauughter are here for the week!! (from Kansas!!) WOOOOHOOOOO!

    ReplyDelete
  117. I follow you thru Bloglovin! :)

    I don't do Instagram..or FB, Twitter etc stuff...but did go over to The Scarlet thread...saved to spend more time there... :)

    ReplyDelete
  118. I receive the Intrepid Thread newsletter. Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  119. I am following The Scarlet Thread Quilting company (Julie) on Instagram.

    ReplyDelete
  120. Reading with a cat in my lap makes me happy!

    ReplyDelete
  121. A warm summer day, my family and time to quilt, all make me happy!

    ReplyDelete
  122. I follow Intrepid Thread by email.

    ReplyDelete
  123. Something that makes me Happy... Is SEWING! Just spend the day sewing and finishing up a couple of different projects. So happy!!!

    ReplyDelete
  124. Finding out that I will be a grandmother again makes me happy. This time, it's twins. Having my whole family together here also makes me very happy.

    ReplyDelete
  125. Sewing and gardening make me happy.

    ReplyDelete
  126. I follow The Intrepid Thread blog.

    ReplyDelete
  127. This blog makes me happy. Thanks for the in depth tour.

    ReplyDelete
  128. I also follow the Intrepid Thread.

    ReplyDelete
  129. winning fabric or having someone give me fabric so i can continue to make charity quilts always makes me happy!! babscorbitt at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  130. i am already a happy follower of intrepid thread. i love their weekly giveaways. babscorbitt at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  131. i am a new follower of the scarlet thread on instagram babscorbitt at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  132. That is easy...FABRIC makes me happy!

    ReplyDelete
  133. Eating good chocolate makes me happy and so does opening a new box of fabric that I just ordered.!! I can't decide between the two. kthurn@bektel.com

    ReplyDelete
  134. I already follow The Intrepid Thread on Bloglovin. kthurn@bektel.com

    ReplyDelete
  135. Spending time creating things makes me happy!

    ReplyDelete
  136. Following The Intrepid Thread on bloglovin.

    ReplyDelete
  137. We are going to the Black Hill for a couple of day!!!

    ReplyDelete
  138. My sweet family makes me happy... a freshly finished (and super crinkly!) quilt comes in at a close second.

    ReplyDelete
  139. I follow The Intrepid Thread blog on Bloglovin.

    ReplyDelete
  140. I don't have a smart phone or know how to do Instagram so I liked The Scarlet Thread Quilt Co. on Facebook. I hope this counts as an entry. kthurn@bektel.com

    ReplyDelete
  141. Sewing and quilting makes me happy.

    ReplyDelete
  142. Having time to craft makes me happy.

    ReplyDelete
  143. I follow the Intrepid Thread on Bloglovin'

    ReplyDelete
  144. get the intrepid thread by email

    ReplyDelete
  145. Being home visiting my sister and my dad, Nana and niece and nephews makes me happy. I fly home tonight though!

    ReplyDelete
  146. Woohoo - I follow the Intrepid Thread blog :) Happy Day 3!!

    ReplyDelete
  147. What makes me happy is travelling to Seattle to see my daughter,husband and my 3 grandchildren. Ages...21 girl, 12 boy,and 5 boy. I have such a great time. This trip my daughter planned a Crafting Retreat for 4 days. She is a scrapbooker so that is who came and I got to do my quilting. Eight wonderful gals I got to meet.

    ReplyDelete
  148. I already follow Intrepid Thread blog.

    ReplyDelete
  149. Thanks again for the chances and congrats to you! What makes me happy is getting to spend time with my siblings that live in another state this weekend!

    ReplyDelete
  150. Listening to little children giggle & laugh makes me happy.

    ReplyDelete
  151. I signed up to follow the Intrepid Thread blog.

    ReplyDelete
  152. The weekends make me happy - more time for quilting!!

    ReplyDelete
  153. I follow The Intrepid Thread on bloglovin.

    ReplyDelete
  154. I am now following The Scarlet Thread on ig.

    ReplyDelete
  155. Happy thoughts, eh? I have a booth at the farmer's market and seeing people fall in love with my sock monkeys each day makes it totally worth how little I actually sell them for. Also, educating people about spinning yarn (which I do in public every Saturday at the market) totally makes me feel good inside.

    ReplyDelete
  156. Something that makes me happy is reading your blog ;-) and my current love, the Lucky Country black licorice (from Australia): it's the best I've ever had!!! Have a happy 4th!!! Hugs, H

    ReplyDelete
  157. Oh yes, I follow Julie!! I've been to her shop a few times, and she is a sweetie!! Hugs, H

    ReplyDelete
  158. Following the Intrepid thread on Bloglovin!

    ReplyDelete
  159. What makes me the happiest is when we have family gatherings and our children, grandchildren and great grandchildren are all there, or most of them, as it really is difficult to get that many people together at the same time. Thanks so much for the giveaway.

    ReplyDelete
  160. My husband makes me happy - it's been a rough week and he has been wonderful!

    ReplyDelete
  161. I follow the Intrepid Thread's blog - thanks

    ReplyDelete
  162. I'm now following Julie on IG

    ReplyDelete
  163. Seeing the sunrise in the morning makes me happy.

    ReplyDelete
  164. Spending time with my grandchildren always, always, always makes me happy! Thanks for having these giveaways.

    ReplyDelete
  165. Reading about quilts makes me happy!
    I love purple too. I haven't seen the domino dot fabric before, it looks great.
    Thanks for a great giveaway.n

    ReplyDelete
  166. Blogging and following other quilters makes me very happy...almost as happy as quilting....thank you

    ReplyDelete
  167. Something that makes me happy... seeing my 8 yr old SON have an idea, dig through my scraps, and make something from them! And now my 11 yr old daughter has cut up 50+ 2.5 inch squares from my scraps to make a baby quilt. It's so fun to see them enjoying themselves & that I can share my passion with them!!

    ReplyDelete
  168. I already follow The Intrepid Thead. :)

    ReplyDelete
  169. Grilled ham and cheese makes me happy

    ReplyDelete
  170. I subscribe to the Intrepid Thread via email and my RSS feed cause Julie is the best!

    ReplyDelete
  171. Besides spending time with my family, sitting stitching makes me happy. Thanks for the lovely giveaway, Melissa.

    ReplyDelete
  172. I follow Julie's Intrepid Thread blog.

    ReplyDelete
  173. My girls make me happy. Cliched but true

    ReplyDelete
  174. I follow the scarlet thread on instagram

    ReplyDelete
  175. Something that makes me Happy is cooking !

    ReplyDelete

Thank you so much for your sweet comments. I just love hearing from you!!
Have a Happy Quilting Day :)

Melissa