Friday, April 1, 2011

You're Invited!

Guess what?  Tomorrow is my blogiversary!  And you're invited to a week-long Party! There's going to be pattern + fabric giveaways everyday, but you're going to have to be on the ball to enter.  No hoops to jump through, just daily deadlines to enter!  So don't miss it, K?

A year ago tomorrow, I started tippity typing away at Stitched in Color.  Yes, there are some posts dated before then, but they were imported from my first blog where they never really belonged.  So, it's been a year now and, honestly, it feels like it!  It's been jam-packed and oh-so-good.  Off the top of my head, here are some highlights:

Living Color Pillow w/Colorbrick Quilt

*one of my favorite "early" projects was the Living Color Pillow.  It's still my favorite pillow.  See, I've always loved rainbows.

Color play.

*in summertime I started stitching for Christmas.  I thoroughly enjoyed making our family's first set of Christmas stockings and then started work on a Spiderweb Christmas Tree Skirt (which eventually became this tutorial).

Zipper success

*the highlight of the summer was our visit to Nashville - a family vacation, but even more my chance to take a workshop with Anna Maria Horner.  Did I post four times about one workshop?  Um, yes, I did.

Congrats, team =)

* in September I finished the very first quilt made by do. Good Stitches!

Modern Meadow Colorbrick Quilt

*the Fall brought my first quilt-along, {Colorbrick}a beginner's Quilt-Along.  It was a TON of work, but so totally worth it.  I love seeing new Colorbricks keep popping up at our Flickr group.  Hip-hurray!

Tiny Patchwork Shower Curtain

*my favorite thing that I made all winter was the Teensy Tiny Patchwork Shower Curtain.  I enjoy it everyday.  There are a few crooked seams that often catch my eye in the morning. And, for some reason they make me smile.

the Love Pilow

*then I had the hair-brained idea to create Blogger's Pillow Party.  Because, you know, running an always-growing charity bee, blogging daily and trying to build a business in this space wasn't enough. But, it's been fun!

Bottled Rainbows

*so hear we are now, bottling rainbows and generally having a blast.  Right? RIGHT!

I really want to thank all of you who have made Stitched in Color such a fun place to be.  You've heard this before because it's true - your comments and feedback and friendship make blogging worthwhile.  And your support in stopping by and joining in with my shenanigans allows me to inch closer to my goal to make Stitched in Color a business that might allow me to be a homeschooling, blogging, always-stitching mom in the years to come!  Phew.

So, thank-you!  And, please do stop by daily next week to put your name in for some prizes hand-picked by me.  I think you're gonna love it!

xo, Rachel

56 comments:

  1. Thank you for the inspiration! I'm quilting my Dr Seuss color brick quilt today and probably this weekend.

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  2. Happy blogiversary!! I am glad you started tippy typing here!! :)

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  3. How wonderful! Happy blogiversary! I love your shenanigans! Your blog gives me inspiration so I thank you for starting it!
    Cristina

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  4. Happy blogiversary! You've done more in a year than many do in a lifetime!

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  5. Happy blogiversary!!!!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  6. Happy Blogiversary! I am so glad I came across your blog. It is such fun to read!

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  7. Happy day! So glad I found your blog (and I hope you are not fooling us...hehe)

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  8. I can't believe you've only been blogging a year, you are such a professional! :) Congrats!

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  9. Happy blogiversary! I've enjoyed being a part of do.Good Stitches, and I'm loving the Bottled Rainbows project.

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  10. Happy blogaversary! I knew as soon as I spied your blog (via the pillow party) that I wanted to follow it! I love your style. I hope I can remember to check back in each day. I have a horrible time with those sorts of things. :)

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  11. It is amazing all that you've accomplished in one short year. I didn't realize that it had only been that long - I've been blogging only a little longer than you! So happy blogiversary and I can't wait to see what you have in store for us in the upcoming year(s)!!

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  12. YAY! Happy first blogiversary!

    I haven't been following for a year yet, as I just started blogging and became a part of the quilter's blogging world in October of 2010. However, for the time that I have been following, I've found your blog to always been a great source of inspiration.

    I can't wait to follow for years to come!

    Congrats again!

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  13. Congrats, happy blogiversary...and thank you for the inspiration!

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  14. Your wonderful blog gives me inspirations and inspirations. Thank you so much.
    Happy bloginversary!!!!
    Have a nice and cozy weekend
    Roswitha

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  15. Congratulations on your first year! I enjoy your blog (and your beautiful projects) immensely. And I'm totally enjoying the Bottled Rainbow blocks - so creatively inspiring!

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  16. I am so new to sewing and quilting, but i already love your blog.. you rock.. and u can do anything..u are so so talented! hugs xo

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  17. Happy Blog-iversary! I had a lot of fun with the Bottled Rainbows blocks and am looking forward to have them assembled and bound soon!


    Onward and upward!

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  18. Well done! You've built a fab blog, and you've done some really great work! Best wishes for the next year :)

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  19. Tippity typing! Ha ha awesome. Happy Blogoversary.

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  20. Happy Blogiversary!
    I enjoy stalk....er...following
    your blog. I'm a rainbow fan too!

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  21. Happy Blogiversary! Ain't blogging fun!!! Your blog is very inspirational. Keep it coming!!

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  22. Can't wait for the start of the next Year - Rock on!

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  23. Happy soon-to-be-blogiversay! What beautiful things you've made!

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  24. Congratulations on your blog anniversary. I have just found your blog and I must say I do love all the colour. I'm a sewer, but I also spin, dye and knit. It's autumn here (I live in Australia) so am busy knitting for winter. Many blessings to you and your family.

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  25. Happy Blogiversary! Thanks for being so inspiring!

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  26. Happy Blogiversary!! I'm so glad I've fou f your blog! You're so creative & your creations are so inspiring! :)

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  27. Happy Blogiversary, Rachel! I really enjoy all the inspiration found here, and am glad I've found a fellow rainbow-lover!

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  28. yay Rachel! I wanted to tell you which project was my favorite, but every time I look through the photos I change my mind to the one I currently seeing! lol. That's no help. EVERYTHING is my favorite. That's allowed, right?

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  29. Only a year, amazing! Happy anniversary x

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  30. Happy Anniversary. I just got my first three Kona solids for the quilt-a-long. Can't wait to go through my scraps.

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  31. Thanks for the year of FUN!!

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  32. Love your blogs. Happy day and keep on blogging...

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  33. Happy Blogiversary! Thats one great year too look back at, I'd say! I love the detail you put into everyday items like the kids stockings and your shower curtain!

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  34. Happy blogaverary! you have lovely quilts and a great blog.

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  35. Happy Blogiversary! Your site is my favourite I think! (shhh, don't tell the others...) Will definitely be back next week to join the party! x

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  36. Happy blogiversary! I'm a fairly new blogger and really enjoy reading yours. You've been a great inspiration. Thank you. Looking forward to next week. Jxo

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  37. I can't believe you've only been blogging for a year, you're such a pro.
    Happy B'day and many more.

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  38. Happy blogiversary and a huge congratulations on your achievements!
    You make beautiful things and your blog is great, too.

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  39. congratulations! I only started blogging a couple of weeks ago! i can't believe what you've accomplished in a year. you're an inspiration!

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  40. Happy Blogiversary! I think mine should be right around the same time as yours -- I'll have to check.

    Congrats on all you have accomplished! I look forward to next week!

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  41. Only been a year?? Wow. Go you! You have become one of my daily reads and I love your work. The blogger's pillow party has been a blast, and I look forward to more fun!

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  42. Happy blogiversary!! I have really been enjoying reading your blog :)

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  43. Happy blogiversary!! Your blog is fun and really enjoy reading yours.

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  44. Happy blogiversary! You've managed to build a brilliant blog in such a short space of time, but then talent like yours doesn't go unnoticed!

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  45. Congrats on your first year! I really enjoy reading your blog!

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  46. Happy blogoversary! Thanks for the continued inspiration :)

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  47. How exciting to be blogging for a whole year, congratulations! looking forward to more posts!

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  48. If this is only year one, Rachel, keep going- you've got it made in the shade. Why? Because your skills are sick! Not only do have fierce sewing skills and an eye for color that is spot on every time, but you also have the ability to write - CLEARLY and your kindness comes through in your words. Your efforts will produce your goals, you are right on track. Carolina

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  49. Happy Blogaversary. Love your projects and the colors are great.

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  50. Aww, Rachel, you are SO talented! I love everyone of your projects. I can't wait to see what's coming up this week :)

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  51. Happy blogiversary, Rachel! Wow, look what you've accomplished! Awesome! Looking forward to seeing all you've got in store this year.

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  52. Congrats on your blogiversary!
    Thanks for being an inspiration to all of us :D

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