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Sunday, 3 June 2012

150 posts GIVEAWAY!!!

This is not my official 150th post, but It's good to start a giveaway at the beginning of the week. I have 1 more post to go then it will be official.

Before I tell you about the giveaway. Here's what I got up to today

I've seen appliqued blocks floating around blog land and I wanted to try my had at one too. Here are a few I've been inspired by 1. Danny 2. Lynne 3.Maureen.
I'm going to try out my own. Just something random using raindrop/paisley pieces in various sizes and prints.

I then tried a layout for the first circular pillow I'll be making this week. Red GAH!!!

Oh have you ever tried homemade apple and pear crumble with a fruit yogurt instead of custard? (in my case the soya kind) 

The Giveaway

 I've been thinking what to give for this one. Before I've given a charm pack of choice to the winner, but I wanted this one to be different. 
So the prize will be 3 handmade items from me. You'll get a pouch, a pincushion and 1 surprise item. 

To enter this giveaway;
 You must be one of my lovely followers (an active commenting one)
You must be an active blogger. I'll be checking.
And finally leave an answer to these questions
1.What inspired you to choose your blog name? 
2.When and why did you start blogging?
3.What part of the world do you live in?

1. My blog name was inspired by the crazy way I talk at home. Instead of saying am I say be/be's. Cheraldine is my name so essentially I be's Cheraldine!
2.I officially started blogging just this year in January/Early February time. I started as a way to have somewhere to show off my creative side. I love to sew, paint and sketch and I've incorporated all 3 into this blog. Plus its nice to have somewhere to share things with other bloggers around the world. 
3. I live in the lovely and sunny UK where the weather is always scalding hot....Jokes! I'm sure you've heard about our weather! 

This giveaway will stay open until Saturday the 9th. There will be 3 lucky winners.
1st will receive all 3 items
2nd will receive a pincushion and surprise item
3rd will receive a surprise item.

1 comment, with 3 answers per person please. This is open to my followers,  anywhere in the world. Please make sure I have a way to contact you.  No anonymous comments or no-reply bloggers unless you leave an email address. If you don't your name will be taken out of the selection process. 
Any comments after Saturday will be disqualified. 

On Sunday, I'll put the names into a bowl and pick 3 out with the help of the Younger Giant or Older one depending who I can grab at the time. 
If you win and do not reply to my email within 2 days another winner will be selected and so on. So please make sure you reply! 

Good luck! =D


  1. My blog is JustPam because I was depressed the day I started it and didn't make any effort to be creative.

  2. I started blogging last year because I wanted some way to keep track of my quilts, grand kids and flowers.

  3. I live in the USA-Pennsylvania. We just had a hail storm after a beautiful spring day.

    1. I love PA...I. have spent 3 separate holidays in New Holland and have lovely friends there. Such a pretty state

  4. 1. My blog name "Polka Dots and Pastries" evolved over time. But in essence I was trying to synthesize my two blogging loves :Sewing (with polka dots) and baking/cooking.
    2. I started blogging after reading Julie an Julia. Only my blog was about making a Halloween Costume (not cooking my way through Mastering the Art of French cooking. Sometime around Fall 2010, but I blogged for an English class a couple of years (Fall 2008) before that (see my really early posts, I kept them around!)
    3. I currently live in Beautiful Northern California, USA.

  5. sounds like fun! ok, here goes :) 1. Um, don't remember exactly. I made a list of possibilities & kept tweaking them until I ended up with 'Dreaming in Patchwork' I'm really bad a naming stuff :) 2. I started blogging January 2011, my goal was to finish all my WIPs in a year's time, and blog about it. 18 months later, I still haven't finished the WIPs. ahem. 3. I'm in NH, USA! :D

  6. 1.What inspired you to choose your blog name? Richard Quilts is while named after me My name is Richard and I quilt. I know boring. My son did recently add "and Tanya" trying to get my wife more involved but I don't think its working.
    2.When and why did you start blogging? I made my first quilted item Christmas eve last year (it was a test to see if I could do something) and my first quilt in January which is also when I started blogging so just 5 months and a few weeks ago.
    3.What part of the world do you live in? I live in salt lake city Utah. Its the city I grew up in and love.

  7. I began blogging in February 2011. My blog name is such because my sister pestered me and bugged me to start blogging and she finally wore me of the best things I ever did. I have met so many lovely bloggers who I now call friends. I live in Texas, USA. Thanks, Cherie, for always keeping me entertained. I love your posts...thanks for a chance to win your giveaway.

  8. I can't join in because I don't have a blog but I wanted to congratulate you on 150 posts! I've been lurking for a while now!

  9. 1. My boring blog name came about because I have no imagination.
    2. I began blogging to document the process of creating my sewing room out of a corner of our basement. We finished the basement last year so I now have a wonderful sewing room. No more clearing off a table to have a place to sew and constantly having to put my projects away because there was no room to work.
    3. I currently live in Richmond, Kentucky, USA. I am a native of Michigan but moved here three years ago for my job.
    Thanks for the giveaway. I enjoy reading your blog.

  10. I am an e-mail follower. My DesertskyQuilting blog was named after the longarm business I ran for ten years, and cq4fun was named just because that's why I crazy quilt - for fun! I thought about making it my license plate. My first blog was started in April, 2002, as a journal of my family and daily life. I live in Tennessee, in the USA. Thanks for the giveaway possibility! Happy Blogoversary!

    1. dezertsuz at gmail, though there's a link on each blog, too.

  11. Eu só quero parabenizá-la,tenho uma conta e sigo os melhores blog.Sucesso para você.

  12. I live in Oklahoma. I started blogging in July 2010. This was after my sweet mother lost her 5 year battle with cancer. I had more time on my hands and wanted to get back into quilting. I have always liked to journal, and so keeping a journal of my quilting journey through blogging was the perfect way for me to combine sewing/quilting and journaling : ) And that is why I call my blog.... Pieceful Life....get it?

    I am one of your lovely followers : )

  13. I think my blog name is pretty self explanatory- Retired to Quilt! Not all that inventive, but it made sense to me! I started it about a year ago, after I had been quilting for a year. I live in Canada. Thanks for a lovely giveaway.

  14. Let's see... I say "for reals" a lot so "Mommy For Reals" just felt right. I started blogging when I had my daughter. I worked full time plus before I had her and I was pretty scared about how I would cope with being home by myself with her for so many hours. I thought for sure I would be bored out of my mind (SOOOO not the case!!) so I decided to start a blog. It was a split decision thing and I've been rolling with it ever since. Turned out I blog more about sewing than Mommy-ing, but that's ok. I still think my blog name is sufficient. And I am in Gilbert, Arizona, USA, which you should know since I send you stuff all the time!!

  15. Well done for hitting 150!
    1. I am really impatient, and when I decide to do something, I tend to do it *right now* - so I didn't have time to think of a better name!
    2. I started sewing and blogging nearly a year ago, when I started to make presents for my new niece and nephew.
    3. As you can tell by my blog name, I live in London, in the northern suburbs. I'm a northerner by birth so I feel more comfy in the northern bit!

  16. Congrats on hitting 150!

    1. I chose my blog name, becrafted, because I've done crafts all my life and I thought it was a cute play on words.
    2. I started blogging in October 2011 when I returned to quilting after a hiatus of several years. I knew I needed to do something other than work, work, work, and since quilting always relaxed me, I decided to start a blog to keep me motivated to continue. As I get older, I get more easily distracted. :)
    3. I live in the suburbs of Queens, one of the boroughs of NYC. It's close enough to Manhattan when I want to see a show or go shopping, but far enough to be in quiet, comfortable surroundings.

  17. 1. My blog name is inviting others to join me. I named it that as I love to sew and do crafts and as I was playing around with Kathy crafty came up rhyming and you know I had to add sew to it so: Sew Crafty Kathy :)
    2. I started blogging about 8 months ago but only got serious about 4 months ago as I started changing my sewing room around and selling my Tooth Fairy Pillows.
    3. I live in Central North Carolina in a small town called Cameron which is Antique Capital of the World. From the last day of school to the first day that school starts I live at my beach house at Holden's Beach also in NC.


  18. 1. My blog name (remember your karma) came from a sign to prevent shoplifting. It is a gentle reminder to consider your actions!
    2.I started blogging in 2006. At first it was a random stream of consciousness, then it became a journal for my crafting/quilting.
    3. I also live in North Carolina, in the city of Winston-Salem.

  19. I would love somethings you made. 1). In the boon docks - well that is where I live 2) I started blogging 1/7/2012 - checked my posts only 48 3) I live on the side of a mountain, with 3 people, 4 goats, 3 dogs, in the woods of West Virginia, USA. I am one of your followers because you are a faithful friend and always seem to be there when I need you! So thank you for the friendship since I think February I never would have continue on this blogging journey without your encouragement! But I do hope I win something!

  20. 1. Finding Fifth - comes from a time when driving my girlfriend's car in my 20s and I was not used to a 5th gear in a manual.
    2. I started my blog last year June I guess I will have a giveaway soon.
    3. I live on the north coast of New South Wales in Australia.
    Congrats on the 150th Cherie and for often stopping by.

  21. Congratulations on 150 posts - wow!
    1. My blog is the same name as my Flickr name. I chose that when I was trying to think of a username and looked in the conservatory to see Archie in what I always thought of as his 'superman' pose. 'Archie the wonder dog' sounded better than 'Archie the super dog'! There's a photo of that pose (and a bit more detail) at
    2. I started blogging last August after Nicky (Mrs Sew&Sow) gently suggested I start a blog...and kept on suggesting until I caved! (To be fair to Nicky I had thought about it before but wasn't convinced I would like it/anyone else would read it!)
    3. I live in the north-east of England, on the coast, where it's often breezy and the fret regularly rolls in...I love it though!
    Thanks for a wonderful giveaway and all your lovely comments on my blog!

  22. 1. My blog name is DaniFabulous, I use the word Fabulous a lot and even some co-workers started calling me Fabulous as a nickname. Plus it's kinda of a motto of how I want to feel.

    2. I just started by blog last month just to keep check on all the crafts I was doing, right now sewing handbags and quilts soon are my thing.

    3. I live in Belleville, IL

  23. Can I start off by saying I ADORE Maureen's quilt - it's so cool. :) Her fabric choices are very "me" so I think she should send it to me! lol.
    Congrats on hitting 150! I just hit 500 this week and thought about a giveaway but was too tired to do it. lol. Sometime this summer I'm sure.

    1.What inspired you to choose your blog name? As you'll see in the next question I started blogging about 3 years ago - when my daughter was just a few months old. I blogged and sewed during nap time thus Mommy's nap time. I could have managed to google it first though, there are several mom+nap+sewing blogs out there so we get confused sometimes.
    2.When and why did you start blogging? I started blogging because I started quilting. When I started quilting I became immersed into the modern quilting blogs (Ohfransson, Sewmamasew, crazymomquilts, etc) and I found community on flickr. Both things seemed to push me to become a blogger. Ultimately I love to write nearly as much as I love to sew. So it all works out well.
    3.What part of the world do you live in? I live in the Chicago-land area USA. :)

  24. Love your blog - you do make lots!
    1. My blog name is related to my professional background - I was an occupational therapist for over 30 years but now retired.
    2. I started blogging to stay in touch with ex-work colleagues and friends but have now found so many new ones via the Internet
    3. I live in "sunny" north Yorkshire!

  25. Hi Cherie, almost missed your giveaway! I have barely been online for days. Here are my answers:
    1. When I started my blog, I had no idea what to call it. But then I thought about my new love, quilting; my love of an old fashioned British Tea, and the fact that I might use my blog to help inspire me to lose weight. Quilting, Losing and Tea just sounded nice. :)
    2. I started blogging shortly before you did. Quilting blogs had helped me get through a tough time in my life the summer before, and started a creative spark in me that I didn't know was possible.
    3. I live in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota.

  26. Hi there, I m just investigating your blog, and came on this- sop I thought I would say Hi anyway, and give you answers, just because.
    1. My daughter gave me a silly name, reasons lost in the mists of time, and then my other daughter and I got sewing, On a quilt top. And following other blogs, and felt it would be good to record what I was doing. So the name appeared from that.
    2.I got started last summer. I had previously done a bit of blogging about the garden, to record for myself, when and what appeared. But,the sewing was taking over, and I needed a different place for that. So, mammafairy sews came to life.
    3. I am also in the UK. June is living up to its ideal? Or perhaps not!

  27. My blog name is my name - annabelle (plus) 'serendipity' - meaning a happy chance find - hopefully what readers will think.
    I started blogingg in 2009 - then a big break for cancer treatment - now back recovering and slowly getting back to health and crafting.

    I live in a Surrey village south of London (14 minites ny train to Waterloo) and love the quiet yet proximity to the action.

  28. Is it still open? Sorry I've been so tired with jetlag I've been offline all week pretty much. Hmmmm blog name. I started blogging in mid 2010 just before I had Abbie. Back then I called it mummas time to create because that's essentially what I planned to blog about. After a year or so I decided to rename to diary of a flutter.Kat because it felt more like a diary. The flutter part it firstly because I love butterflies but secondly to signify how I flit from one thing to the next and get bored easily. Bet most people don't realize that!
    I live in Perth Australia. Hope I didn't miss one. Congrats on your blogging 150 posts :)

  29. Hi there, I'm a new follower - so not active yet, but looking forward to it!
    1. My blog is Mochawildchild. I chose this name because "Wildchild" which is what we often call my daughter is an adult site, lol.
    2.I started blogging last year because I read many quilting blogs and I wanted to share how they inspire me to make things
    3.I live in Nottingham, PA



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