Friday, April 11, 2014

4 Cheers for 4 Years - A Giveaway.


Today is my 4 year blogiversary! 

When I began my little blog 4 years ago I had no idea what a big part of my life it would become. I simply started because I was just discovering blogs and thought it would be fun to be a participant. It has turned out to be so much more. 

I found I enjoy taking photos....
of all sorts of things. 

It keeps me on track with my projects... 

most of the time.

It's a place where I can let my imagination run wild 
with tall tales and fun adventures.

I enjoy sharing inspiration

and showing where I live


but the best thing about starting a blog 4 years ago of all is the wonderful people I've met. All around the world!! Online and in real life. Thank you to you all for making this a fun place to be!!! 

So it's 4 cheers for 4 years!!  
And the perfect time to have a Giveaway! 
The Swoon House mini quilt is finished and ready to send. 

If you would like to be in the draw then tell me in a comment how you follow eg Bloglovin, Feedly, email etc  and I'll put your name on a flower. That's right, no Mr Random for me, I'll be using the Daisy method of picking the winner. I'll write your name on a paper daisy and put it in a vase. An unsuspecting person will pick the winning daisy on Monday 21st April, 12midday, Blue Mountains, Australia, time.
This is a celebration of my blog so it's for wonderful Blue Mountain Daisy followers only, of course new followers are very welcome.  I'm happy to send the parcel to anywhere in the world. 

What a great 4 years - here's to many more!!!

The Giveaway is now closed - Thank you so much to all who entered and made my 4th blogiversary such a fun one!!


126 comments:

Chris said...

Congrats Rachael on four years of
Posts. . You've certainly made an impact on the blogging community

Karen said...

Congratulations, Rachael. A well earned and well deserved celebration. I love following your posts and enjoy seeing your creative projects. Looking forward to many more. Cheers.
PS. Feedly.

Razzle Dazzle Quilter said...

Congratulations! You make me realize I must check how long I have been blogging for.

I follow along via bloglovin.

I'm swooning over your swoon block

Cheers

Linda

From Taupo NZ

Béa said...

Congrats Rachael, I follow you with Google friend connect and I LOVE your work. Hugs from France XXX

Christine said...

Happy Blogoversary!
I follow via gfc

dolly said...

Well done celebrating 4 years of blogging. Love how you find so much colour in everything you do. Always a cheerful read, on bloglovin. Vx

Dasha said...

Bloggers keep asking how I follow. I gotta confess - I have no idea!! The posts come up in my newsfeed on my blogger dashboard. So that's how I follow ;-) Congrats on 4 years.

Hayley Stephens said...

Congratulations on four years. What a fantastic milestone. I'm a Bloglovin follower. hayleymstephens at gmail dotcom

Chookyblue...... said...

things sure are different once you jump into the blog world instead of sitting in the background looking...........happy 4th birthday.......looking forward to the next 4 years..........

I use feedly.......

Thimbleanna said...

Congratulations on your FOUR years! Isn't it amazing -- all the people you meet? And in real life too! I follow you on Feedly and I love your sweet blog. And that house swoon is Gorgeous!!!!

Jeneta said...

What - you're offering your swoon mini? Oh my! I'm putting my hand up to be in the draw (love your way of choosing the lucky recipient by the way!)! I follow via Bloglovin' and RSS feed. Cute lips on the gum leaf face!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Good morning...congratulations on 4 years!! We have a great support group here with our bloggers. Your mini is adorable..fingers crossed for a win here...lol
I follow via GFC

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

What a delightful and fun post! I follow you in Bloglovin. Like you, I have found blogging to be so much more than I had ever anticipated.

Ann-Maree said...

It has been an absolute pleasure to follow your blog and then meet you in class! I'm following via Bloglovin

Ellyn said...

congrats to you! I follow you on google friend connect and always enjoy your lovely blog!

Milly said...

Congratulations. I follow you on Feedly, and before that on Google reader. In fact I think I have followed you for most of your four years!

Cardygirl said...

Congratulations on four years of fun, chatter, creativity and friendship. Love reading your creative journey. Hip hip hooray! I just follow on blogger!

Jusmom1 said...

Wow! Four Years! Congrats! I follow you on Bloglovin. Thanks for the chance to win your wonderful giveaway!

Jan said...

Congratulations, Rachael! Your blog has been a bright spot in the blog world since you arrived. I follow you on Bloglovin' ~ always happy to see a new post of yours pop up in the feed! I agree, one of the best parts of blogging is the people you meet, in person and virtually.
The Swoon House mini ~ really?! I'm in.

DeborahGun said...

Congrats Rachael - I love your blog. It is full of amazing creativity and your quilts are stunning. Thanks for sharing with us :-)

Barb said...

Happy Blogaversary friend!! I follow you on Bloglovin and your blog is always such a fun and inspiring place to visit. I always smile and enjoy all the work you put into your posts.
I especially love your "on location" photo shoots :)

GO STARS! said...

I follow on bloglovin. This is a very creative post! Love all the pictures.

Heidi said...

I follow you via my blog... does that count too ?
You're there on my bloglist.

And this is the best giveaway ever !

Happy blogaversary !!!!

Ramona said...

Congrats! on your 4 year blogaversary! Your blog is such an inspiration. I follow through a link from Quiltsalott blog.

sew.ost said...

Congratulation, I follow by email. I love seeing others beautiful contributions of talent. Thank you for sharing yours with us.
Sandy

Gill said...

Congratulations!!
GFC follower!

glassbylindi.blogspot.com said...

Congratulations! I see how much I have to look forward to by blogging, but the best part is meeting up with wonderful people like you!!! D.G. L

Marti Taylor said...

Congratulations! I follow via email. My 3 year old says your mini quilt looks like a pretty sun up in the sky, and I agree. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

Alison said...

Yay, congrats! I follow via blogger. :)

Melissa P said...

Four years of colorful fun! Congratulations on the anniversary. I'm so glad you took that plunge to participate and that we bumped into each other along the virtual pathway. Keep up the great work!

Oh, and I follow you by Feedly.

088b3a5c-7a12-11e3-9712-000bcdcb5194 said...

Congrats! I love your mini and would love to have my name I it. I follow by email.
Mejayne
Jalalonde@aol.com

Kim Paula said...
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Kim Paula said...

Congratulations! You inspire and inspire and inspire !! Thank you for starting your blog 4 years ago. I think I would like to live in one of your Swoon Houses, but perhaps they would like to come and live with me instead. I follow via email or my google bookmark of your blog.

smazoochie said...

Four! You don't look a day over Three!
Happy Blog-iversary!!! Gosh, I guess we started at about the same time, my valued, but never met Down Under friend.
I see your new posts on Blogger.

DianeY said...

I've probably followed you for most of that 4 years and find so much inspiration from your projects! Thanks so much for sharing! I follow you thru Blogger

Anorina (Samelias Mum) said...

Happy Blogiversary!! I adore your blog and look forward to the next 4 years. I follow with Bloglovin'.

Patti said...

I hope this isn't a double comment, maybe my first one was to long, mostly wanted to say congrats on the four years and LOVE LOVE your swoon quilt. Many more. Thanks for the chance to win. I follow you by email but sometimes it comes through blog also?? Patti

Sharon Jones said...

Congratulations, 4 years, that is excellent.
I follow by email.

cobcottagecraft.com said...

I love your quilts and photos and color sense!
I follow by email.

Di said...

Congratulations, Rachael! Your blog is always such fun to read, and a visual delight. It never fails to make me smile. Love it! Since the demise of Google Reader (still grieving here) I have been following your blog on Feedly, but since I have to make a conscious decision to pop over and check out all the blogs I follow I'm seriously considering following by email instead. I wouldn't want to lose touch with you :-)

Kat said...

Congratulations! To the next 4 years!
I am having a lot of fun following your blog with Bloglovin.

Nifty Quilts said...

Happy anniversary! Your blog always delivers a smile to my face. I so enjoy your creative spirit. I also really appreciate your friendship and generosity over the years. You are a gem! I hope we get to meet in person someday. Oh yes, I follow your blog on Bloglovin, but mostly I follow it by looking at the links on my blog--with breakfast.

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

I always enjoy reading your blog. I was just sharing it with a friend yesterday. I follow on Bloglovin!

Gunilla said...

I follow you with Bloglovin! Have done so for some time and I really enjoy your bligposts, they inspire and spark my own creativity!!! Thanks!

Michele T said...

Congratulations on celebrating your 4 years of blogging!! I would love to win your mini house quilt - love those colours!! Thanks for the chance, crossing my fingers!!

Gidget said...

Four years is quite an accomplishment! Congrats!
I follow on Bloglovin

myBearpaw said...

What a beautiful blogpost Rachel! A total joy to the eyes :)
You are on my blogroll on my blog so you pop up there when you have a new post. Though I am using bloglovin more and more so I need to follow you there too. LOVE you're daisy idea!! Congratulations too and I also love the ribbon cutting pic!

audrey said...

Big Congrats for making it 4 yrs! Your blog is so much fun. I totally admire your style! I follow on Bloglovin',Google and of course on my link list too. How could I possibly risk missing a new post?:)

barbara woods said...

Congrat on 4 years I follow by gfc

Mama Mama Quite Contrary said...

Congratulations! I love following your blog. I do it through Feedly.

Mama Mama Quite Contrary said...

Congratulations! I love following your blog. I do it through Feedly.

Lea said...

Congratulations on 4 years! What a beautiful mini quilt. I follow you by e-mail.

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

Well done - here here to 4 years :) I am a GFC follower and look forward to more of your posts :)

Susan at TheBoredZombie.com said...

I have so cleared a space on my wall and I'm ready to win! I heart that you're giving away something so sweet! :)

I'm very glad to have met you too. I love what you do and following along on your journey.

(feedly)

Katy Cameron said...

Heh, love the photos in the round up, happy bloggiversary :o)

I'm a Blogger dashboard stalker/follower

Mousy Brown said...

I'm another Bloglovin follower...congratulations on four years and here's to many more! :)

Cathy Hetzel said...

Hi Rachael.....happy blog birthday....lovely idea for a giveaway....I follow you through Google Friend Connect.....

Pinkadot Quilts said...

Congratulations! I feel like we really know each other even though we have never met in person!I am so happy to know you, your blog is one of my favorites!

Terry said...

A magic blog which is fun as always. I follow on Blogger.
Happy 4 years of glorious color.

Pip said...

Happy blogiversary, it doesn't seem as if four years have passed, time flies. I follow via Bloglovin'

Jan Baker said...

I am trying to think what I was doing four years ago. I believe I had just got into quilting. I found quilt blogs a couple years ago and they made all the difference to help me with great tips and WAY to many ideas. I follow you by email.

roccagal said...

I luv your blog and i follow it thru email and i also follow you on flikr!
-am a big fan of your work!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Congratulations Rachael on your 4 years....isn't Blogland just amazing! I love to see all your beautiful creations!

I use Dashboard and Bloglovin!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Congratulations!! Sure love your smiley face. It leafs me with a smile on my face.......giggle.

Elizabeth said...

Congratulations on four years. I follow your blog on Bloglovin. I always look forward to reading your posts. All of your quilts are so unique and colourful. eliz.i@sympatico.ca

Tonya Ricucci said...

no need to put me in for the drawing, just wanted to say, congrats on the 4 years!

Laura said...

I follow you on Bloglovin now but GFC originally, I think. Congratulations on four years!!

c said...

What great imagination you share with us all, inspires us to see past the trees. Thank you for the chance, i follow via email usually.

aka kingcooper0001@aol.com

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

What a cool post! Congratulations! I have to know, where is the photo of the fox from? My husband gave me and our daughters a set of matching mugs with that exact image for Christmas a few years ago. They are for our tea (we are huge tea drinkers)!

I don't use a service anymore since google reader went away but I used to follow that way. Now I just added blogs to my favorites bar and click through when I have a moment at home and then sometimes I use my phone when I'm waiting in line at school to pick up my daughter:)

Tamie said...

Congratulations. I love seeing your work and your country. Thanks for sharing. I follow on BL (and a few other ways too!)

Lesley said...

I follow u on blog login. Congrats on 4 years

Lesley said...

I follow u on blog login. Congrats on 4 years

Patchwork and Play said...

Of course I am a follower! Your method of giving away your magnificent Swoon mini is as unique as you are! Thanks for including my name! You are going to have a big bunch of flowers to present to that unsuspecting stranger! ;-))

Skootchover said...

Congratulations on 4 years! I recently found your blog and enjoy it. I follow via Bloglovin.

crafter1953 said...

Hi, congrats on four years. I follow on bloglovin and before that on gfc. I look forward to a lot more blogs from you I enjoy reading. Thanks for the giveaway.

Cindy Dahlgren said...

Wow, congrats on 4 years! I follow you by bloglovin and email. I would love to win whatever you would like to send over to the USA. Wishing you 40 more years of blogging.

Sharon said...

Congratulations and Happy Blogiversary! 4 years! I'm so glad you decided to start blogging. Your blog is one of my faves - love your quilts, your color sense, your playfulness and your beautiful photos! I feel like I already know you, but I would love to get the chance to meet you in person someday.

I'm a follower, but I check your blog via the links on my blog.

Love your Swoon house quilt!

Lynne Shandley said...

Happy fourth blogiversary! I love seeing what you are up to and having reminders of (not quite) home :-)
I follow you on bloglovin'. And hooray for you being as lovely in real life as you are in your blog!

Sandi said...

Happy Anniversary! I came to your blog via Pinterest when I saw your blue jean flower quilt. Your creativity is great and whimsical.

needleandspindle said...

Wow! That is a queue and a half to post a comment. Testament to a great blog. You showed me what a blog could be. Congratulations. I follow on bloglovin.

Shaz said...

Congratulations on your big 4 years at blogging! I just love your little swoon house block, (I think I've said that before, and would really love to win it.
I do follow you on Bloglovin'.
Thanks for the opportunity to win Rachael!

Beth said...

Happy Bloggy-versary! I follow you on bloglovin

Shari Sherman said...

Four years--wow! Congrats and here's to many more. I follow you through Bloglovin!

Erin Myone said...

Congratulations, may many more follow! I am a bloglovin follower!
Thanks!

Ella said...

Congrats! I follow you on feedly.

Quilting Dee said...

Love your swoon and your blog! I follow you on Bloglovin!

charlotte l said...

Congrats on your 4 years! thats great. I love your colorful blog. Thanks for sharing.

Sunna Reyr said...

I have been trying to follow, but I suck at understanding things to do with computers and such. I have one more thing to try and if it doesn't work I just keep on stalking you. Congratulation on your four years, you lighten up blogland.

Linda said...

Well done for your 4 years anniversary. I love your blog, fascinated by your bright zingy colours. I follow via Bloglovin.

Christine said...

I find reading blogs quite inspiring. I've just recently started following you...looks like I should do some backing up on your posts, good stuff.

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

Congrats on four years of blogging and to many more to come!!! I follow via GFC. Thanks for the sweet giveaway :)

rainjerette said...

Congratulations! I hope you have many more years of sharing your ideas and thoughts with us! I follow via Feedly.

Heather said...

Congratulations - I follow on bloglovin and really enjoy your distinctive fun style. The mini swoon quilt is so clever.

Sarah said...

Congratulations on 4 years! I have read every single one of your posts since I found your blog a few months ago. I love your colors and style! I follow you with e-mail. I would love to win the house quilt; it took my breath away the first time I saw it; if I don't win it, will you share the pattern? :) Thanks so much! sarah@forrussia.org

Swedish Scrapper said...

4 cheers indeed! Your Swoon House Mini looks like a world with houses all around it. I love those colors and ladies and curtains! I follow BMD via Google dashboard, but I'm going to sign up for the email option too.

Karen said...

Congratulations on 4 years of blogging! I am so happy to have found your blog. What an awesome giveaway you are offering.
I used to follow your blog via Google Reader (sniff sniff) but now use Bloglovin.

Chiska said...

Congrats on 4 years! I follow with Blogger.

Katherine Donovan said...

Congrats on your 4 year blogiversary. Well deserved!!! I'm your fan on Bloglovin :)

donovandiva61269@aol.com

LittleHouseontheDairy said...

I follow on feedly. Congrats and thanks for the chance!

Serena @ Sewgiving said...

Oh know I hope I'm not too late to enter? It was my brother's birthday on the 11th and we have been busy celebrating so I haven't checked my bloglovin' list. Congratulations on 4 years - I'm very happy I found your blog and to have "met" you :)

JaneB said...

Love your Swoon house block and I follow your blog on Bloglovin". Thanks for four years of sharing.

pompom said...

Congratulations Rachael on a great 4 years of blogging. I follow you with bloglovin. Cheers, Bronwyn.

pandchintz said...

Congratulations Rachael!! Here's to many, many more! Thanks for sharing your adventures.

quiltsomore said...

Congratulations on 4 years of blogging Rachael your blogs are always such a an informative, interesting and humorous read. We all look forward to many more years of your inspirational blogs

GrannyTo8Boys said...

Congrats on 4 great years. I follow by email.

Katrin Perscha said...

Hi, I'm new to your blog, but from now on, I'm following you by bloglovin. Katrin from Austria

Elise Lea said...

Congrats on 4 years!! That is so wonderful! I follow you via bloglovin!

Dawn Frisch said...

Congrats on 4 years! Yeah!! I follow you via Bloglovin!
Dawn
array-dawn at cox dot net

TexPat said...

Happy 4th Blog-adversary!! I have a real thing for house quilts and fell in love with your swoon mini!! Thanks for the chance to win. I follow your blog on RSS feeds.

Chris Od said...

Congratulations on making four years. I follow you through my blogger dashboard.
I have missed reading your blog. Today is the first time in months that I have even looked at a blog. Its good to be back and maybe I will even start blogging again.
Chrissy from Shakey Stitches

Live a Colorful Life said...

Congrats on four years. Of course I follow you and have you on my blogroll as well.

Suzee said...

Rachel! !! It's me Suzee!! Omgosh it's been so long since I have been to your blog and wanted to say hi and you are doing a giveaway !! It's a beautiful quilt too !!! I follow
you on feedly. Happy 4th year !!

Crystallace said...

Congratulations! I follow you on Google.

Fran said...

My goodness, what an amazing gift to giveaway! Congratulations on your blogging, so happy to have just discovered you thanks to this beautiful swoon house :-)

Issabella The Cat said...

Beautiful mini quilt honey! I follow you through bloglovin' Congratulations at hitting 4 years :D

Jess @ Elven Garden Quilts said...

I can't believe you're giving away that mini! Huge congrats of four years of blogging, I am always inspired by your little corner of blogland :o)

Jess @ Elven Garden Quilts said...

Please delete one of these comments, I forgot to mention I follow via bloglovin ;o)

quiltzyx said...

Happy Fourth Blogoversary! Thanks for sharing your imagination with us all.
I follow via my blogger list.

Newbie Jen said...

That's a lot of daisies! I was happy to read about you over at Amy's Creative Side today. Can't wait to see what you come up with for this year's festival.

O'Quilts said...

Sooo Clever u r...

Miriam said...

Congratulations on 4 wonderful years!! I follow you through bloglovin.

MargieAnne said...

Congratulations on four years of a wonderful blog. I found you yesterday via someone??? and was impressed enough to read right through from your first post. I'm a colour loving Kiwi and your work really appeals to me.

From last night I follow you on feedly.

Blessings

The Quilted Finish ph 02 63310084 said...

I have enjoyed your blog since very early on in your blog life. You are so talented and an inspiration!

Congratulations on 4 years of wonderful blogging!!

leanne said...

Happy blogiversary Rachael - this is such a wonderful post :) I follow by email but it seems I didn't get this post on Friday ! Must check that out. So glad you joined the blogging world and share your amazing creations and imagination :) can't really believe you are giving away that fabulous mini but I'd love to see it on my wall !! Happy Easter :)

carla said...

HI!!!! Congrats!!!! Thanks for the fun!!! I follow by email and bloglovin!!!!!

claudia said...

Hi! I just came across your blog via Bloglovin and I am glad I did! I met your chickens today. They are adorable. I have two as well, and love to watch them as they go through their day.
Congratulations on four years...I will be here watching for all you have to share!
momacita22@yahoo.com

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