Friday, June 29, 2007

1st Birthday!! And a Giveaway!


It's my Blogs 1st Birthday today!! Over a year ago I used to enjoy visiting the blogs of three lovely ladies; they belonged to Louise, Gena and Donna. After reading about the events in their lives for a few weeks, I felt the need to give something back, so I started to write my own blog. I never expected all of the warm comments that I received, how much fun the whole thing could be and added to this I have been very lucky to have met some fellow bloggers! I am a very visual person and often feel that I have little to say, but am always amazed when people have read my latest post and choose to leave a comment! Thank you!

There have been times where I have struggled to return comments; with a home to run, three children and my website, (you know how it goes) I have sometimes neglected you! A lot of my stock is handmade so I need time to sit at my sewing machine as well as the computer!! I apologise if I have upset any of you lovely ladies, but I do admit to being a lurker at times, when time is short!
I also wanted to use Blogger as a way of getting my website noticed. I had run it for a few years previously, but blogger has been amazing advertising. I would like to thank all of those who have visited my site and made a purchase over the last year - you are VERY much appreciated.

As a thank you to all who have visited my blog, I would like to enter you into a draw. The prize will be this pile of vintage fabric scraps, perfect for patchwork and other small sewing projects. They range in age from C19th French to fun 1950's florals. They are tied with antique French lace and in addition are some linen buttons and a rose corsage. If you would like to be included, please leave a comment to this post. I am happy to ship the prize overseas and it is open to non-bloggers too! (just be aware that if your name is drawn, I will need to ask for your delivery address.) I shall make the draw on Friday 6th July, so please call back then, when I shall announce it on my blog!

I would also just like to thank all who have sent me cards after my sale (see post below). Added to the beautiful flowers and gifts that I also received, I felt completely spoiled!

Special thanks to my creative daughter who designed my new blog banner - a new year, a new look! Mmmm....maybe I should change my profile pic, seeing as I am another year older!....

I'm off to to visit a vintage textile fair now (camera in hand!) Have a great day, Niki x

144 comments:

  1. Anonymous7:54 am

    What a lovely stack of vintage fabric!! How very generous of you to offer it to a lucky blog-reader. Hope it's me!!!
    Trudy

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  2. Jan Couper8:45 am

    Nikki. congratulations on your 1st anniversary! Wishing your lots of happy hours to come.
    Jan

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  3. Hi Niki

    Congratulations - doesn't time fly, and to think it's already a week since your sale, too. I love the new Nostalgia banner. What a clever girl she is. And that 'little' pile of fabrics looks yummy!!

    Have fun today. Can't wait to hear what you've bought!

    Sue xx

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  4. Have fun at the fair & do, please, post plenty of pictures of your purchases. happy blogoversary, as well!

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  5. Happy 1st Anniversary Niki!!

    I think mine will be around Christmas time, I think that is a great idea to celebrate with a giveaway, I shall have to think on that one.

    I LOVE that banner too, its gorgeous!

    Can't wait to see what you bring back from the Fair.

    best wishes Ginny

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  6. Hi Niki

    Congratulations on your 1st anniversary. I am so pleased to hear that your blog has generated interest in your website and about the support of the blogging community for your sale.

    I read about the sale on a couple of other blogs and it was certainly a huge success. Your new banner is lovely too.

    Marie x

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  7. Hi,
    It's our blog's 1st birthady soon, too, i like the idea of having a give~away, like birthday presents but the opposite way round! LOL!
    Toby.

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  8. What a beautiful offer! Congratulations on your one year of blogging. Your blog is filled with such beauty. It is always a treat to visit. Your daughter did a beautiful job on your new banner. I see she has her mother's talent for creativity ;-)

    Warmly,
    Lallee

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  9. Happy Blogversary! Great fabrics!! Have fun at the fair - can't wait for the pictures!

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  10. Congratulations Niki, on one year. I have to say I think you may have the most beautiful blog of all. I am so glad you blog because otherwise I would never have gotten to see your amazing home and the yummy things you make. You inspire me so. Thank you Clarice

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  11. Many happy returns!

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  12. Hi Niki,

    Happy 1st Blog Birthday! The new banner is wonderful and as for that giveaway, well - what can I say?!

    Here's to another year of your beautiful blog!

    Clare x

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  13. Anonymous12:52 pm

    HAPPY 1ST BIRTHDAY, i love reading your blog, and it's tempting me in to having my own, but still thinking about it.
    can i be in the draw for the lovely fabric stash?
    and thank you for all the inspiration

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  14. Congratulations on your 1st Anniversary of blogging, Niki! Your's is one of the very first blogs I found and added to my list of favs when I first started blogging ~ I just LOVE reading what you're creating and seeing posts of your beautiful home! =) Oh the things I could dream of making with those yummy fabrics! =)
    Have a lovely weekend!

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  15. crazy jane1:05 pm

    HAPPY 1ST BIRTHDAY, i love reading your blog, and it's tempting me in to having my own, but still thinking about it.
    can i be in the draw for the lovely fabric stash?
    and thank you for all the inspiration

    12:52 PM

    sorry, I'm crazy jane, hi!

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  16. Anonymous1:43 pm

    Your blog entries never fail to inspire me! Happy Birthday! Cheryl from California

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  17. Anonymous1:48 pm

    Hi Nikki,
    I feel cheeky leaving a message seeing as i am only a 'lurker' to your BLOG site.But as a buyer from your stunning website i couldn't resist your scrummy vintage fabric stash giveaway !!
    Happy 1st BLOG BIRTHDAY....Warmest Wishes May Southern *absolutely-vintage* (e-bay) Hope you remember me ! xx

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  18. Congratulations on your first year anniversary of blogging Niki! I read it regularly and always enjoy my 'visits' with you. Here's to the coming year...

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  19. wow, i only found your blog in the past month or so. I LOVE to look at all the lovely things you post pictures of! WIsh I lived close to come to your sale!

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  20. I have to confess to being a lurker on your blog, but I do so enjoy all the beautiful items you showcase. Happy anniversary.

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  21. Happy Birthday!!! Your blog is always fun to visit, so glad you started it :)

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  22. Happy first blog birthday! Congratulations! It is such a treat to come visit and view such lovliness. All of the pictures of your sale made me wish for unlimited funds and lots of frequent flyer miles. Ah, well.
    The "little" pile of fabric is beautiful. Very thoughtful of you.

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  23. Happy Anniversary - lovely blog and lovely lady!
    xxx

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  24. Niki-congratulations on one year of blogging-I only wish I'd found you sooner!!
    Your fabrics look fantastic, someone's going to be so happy to win those!! Love your new banner too-wish I could figure out how to do that....!!!

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  25. What a generous offer - all that loveliness.

    De-lurking to wish you a happy blog birthday!

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  26. I've popped it every now and then since Samantha linked to you from Plump Pudding.There is always lots of lovely eye candy -thank you!
    I would love to be in the draw please x

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  27. Congratulations on your 1st Anniversary!
    Hope you have a good time at the fair and I can't wait to see piccies!
    I love the new banner too!

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  28. Catherine4:43 pm

    The pile of fabrics is yummy!
    Please keep up the great work on your blog, it is interesting to read as well as the eye candy you provide.
    ~Catherine

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  29. Happy Birthday to your blog. Isn't it lovely the way blogging opens up doors?

    I've just started a couple of blogs in English myself. My personal one and a blog that's for crocheters. It's so much fun!

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  30. a whole year of beautiful pictures - cannot wait to see all that you show over the year to come x
    love the new header.
    tracy x

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  31. Anonymous5:44 pm

    Best wishes on your one year anniversary. I have been looking at your beautiful blog for a while now. I guess that make's me one of those "lurkers"! You have a lovely home, and I greatly admire all the things you make. I've never seen so many beautiful fabrics as the ones you always have. Wishing you continued success and happiness with your blog.
    Carol

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  32. Anonymous5:45 pm

    Wow! One year. Congratulations! I so enjoy reading your blog and seeing the lovely photos you post. Thank you!

    And here's to years more of happy blogging for you!

    Sally
    sawhite1@aol.com

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  33. Congrats on your 1st anniversary. I really enjoy your blog!! Wishing you many more years of happy blogging.

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  34. I've been reading your blog this past year and have thoroughly enjoyed it! I'm a quilter and so I love fabric. Your "pile" really is wonderful! How I would love to be the winner! Please enter me into your giveaway.

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  35. What a beautiful stack of yummy fabrics! Congrats on your 1st anniversary and thanks for your generous offering of this giveaway! Wishing I could tag along to the fair..... :o(

    Katie

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  36. Hi Niki,
    Your blog is the very first one I visited and it is an absolute delight. It was you who inspired me to start my own and I am now a confirmed blog addict. Congratulations on your blogs 1st birthday. Long may you continue to post such beautiful photo's.

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  37. marlene6:36 pm

    Happy Birthday! lucky me to find you in the midst of celebration. What a lovely blog! Would love to win the bits of vintage.

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  38. Wow! Congratulation! If you don't mind posting to the US, I'd love to win your "pile of scraps" they look like so much fun to work with.

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  39. lucy bloom6:46 pm

    Not a blogger myself but regularly read and am inspired by your beautiful blog - congratulations and well done. Those fabrics look too good to miss - fingers crossed!
    Lucy

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  40. Happy Birthday Niki! In the few months that I've been blogging I have really enjoyed visiting your site, you always have something wonderful to show us, so thank you and here's to lots more!
    Kim x

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  41. Anonymous7:40 pm

    Hi Niki
    Hope you are well and hope you have had a lovely time at the vintage sale
    Will send a cheque off to you next week for bag - do love the fabrics

    Can I please be entered into your material draw although I can't sew they
    just look sooooooo pretty as they are !
    congradulations on your 1st BLOGGING birthday- long may you continue

    Thanks again for such a fab time last Friday

    Have a super week end

    Louise X

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  42. Anonymous7:41 pm

    wanted to say that I love your website & blog, it brightens up many a day for me!!
    liz xx

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  43. Happy 1st Anniversary.

    Loving the new banner. Hope you have a good day at the fair, can't wait to see what goodies you return with.
    Rhian xxx

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  44. Niki, congratulations on your first year anniversary! How exciting! Since I am somewhat new at blogging I have just been so amazed at the wonderful women I have met. I used to sit and watch tv with hubby in the evenings when the kids go to bed but now I go blogging!! LOL

    The fabrics are too gorgeous!!

    Heather :)

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  45. Having been a bit of a lurker myself just recently as time has been short I know how it can be! However I hate the thought of missing a post on my favourite blogs so it just how it has to be for the moment! So I hope I am forgiven....

    Jane
    x

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  46. Niki, you are an asset to blogland! I think I speak for us all when I say visiting your blog is always delightful, and I love your website!( I always get pipped to the post for the vintage wedding pics however!)Happy first Birthday and long may you reign as the Queen of Vintage loveliness!

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  47. I've recently started reading blogs, and enjoy yours immensely. Hope to start my own blog soon! Please enter me in your contest. Thanks. Jacki in Dallas

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  48. Congratulations on your first anniversary! Your blog is always gorgeous. Always beautiful things to look at. You shouldn't worry about not having the time to comment back. I know there are a few people out there who seem to have time to do everything, but I think most of us live busy lives and it's impossible to fit everything in. Just so long as you keep your blog going and providing us with gorgeous pretty pictures to cheer up our days, I really don't think it matters that you don't have time for commenting yourself. That pile of fabric looks absolutely scrumptious, and the new banner is lovely. Clever daughter!

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  49. Niki, Wow! Did you say vintage fabrics scraps!! That's a passion of mine.. I love love love vintage fabrics..How exciting.
    Happy first blog birthday to you.
    I too understand it's hard to visit all our favorite blogs and leave a comment. I feel quilty many times for not doing so. We are all so busy with jobs & family. We just do what we can. I'm thrilled to be added to your draw and a chance to win your fabric scraps.
    Thanks, what a sweet thing for you to do!!!
    Hope I win LOL and have a good day :-} ~Mary~

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  50. Vicki8:37 pm

    Congratulations on your first year! I am a vintage fabric nut. The fabric looks so inviting.

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  51. Hi Nikki, I love your web site and really love reading all your blogs...I must be a lurker too! Happy anniversary. Warm wishes.xx

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  52. another lurker chiming in to wish you a HAPPY 1st year in the blogging universe! Your blog and website are very inspiring. Makes me motivated to do 'something' and to start updating my blog more often. Thanks for the all the lovely pictures to drool over!! Happy Treasure Hunting!!!!

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  53. Happy Blogversary, and Thank You for the chance to win this lovely prize! Also thank you for all the inspiration you provide; I love visiting your blog!
    :)

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  54. Hi Nikki, What a great idea to celebrate your anniversary! You are tempting me to start a blog of my own! It will have to wait til fall though. My son is getting married soon on the white beaches of Destin, FLorida. Then we will be heading back to Missouri for the reception in my back yard. I have LOTS of work to do yet.

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  55. I really enjoy visiting your blog. Congrats on your 1 year anniversary. I have a long way to go to catch up.
    Very nice of you to give a prize.
    Have fun at the fair.
    Rosemary

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  56. Congratulations! I only started visiting here in June. A friend, The Deputy HeadMistress of the Common Room, sent me a link to your blog and I drop by occasionally and look around. You are such a talented lady! And how I would love to have been to your sale! But Texas, U.S.A., is a bit far! LOL.
    Would love to win your lovely give-away--but whether I do or not, I'll be visiting here!

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  57. Wow niki, I dont think I have ever seen so many comments on a blog before! Please inlcude me in the giveaway, I will keep my fingers crossed. love the new banner by the way!

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  58. oh please, enter me in the drawing! thanks bunches, debbie p.s. your sale looks fabulous! wish i lived closer... =)

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  59. Congratulations on your anniversary! You have a wonderful blog : ) I may not leave comments every time I visit but I am here several times a week. I also do not have time to respond to all comments but it doesn't mean I'm not enjoying everything I see.

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  60. Oh my gosh!! I would LOVE your very generous fabric stash!!! Happy Blog-a-versary!! Love your blog!

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  61. Have just seen your blog for first time today and its like WOWW!! love the fabrics, and everything else. Congrats on 1 year thats a great achievement..Meri

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  62. WOW Nikki, you have a nice turn out here!!! Thankyou for having the contest and I love your blog, who wouldn't?
    NANCY JO

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  63. Happy blogging Birthday! Don't you just love your blog? I do! And i love doing mine, they are such fun and you meet the best people. congrats on your anniversery, hope it is the first of many to come.

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  64. Love your new banner. Congrats to your daughter!

    The pile fabrics looks irresistible!

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  65. Anonymous3:54 am

    I LOVE your blog-Please enter me in your so kind drawing! Becky

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  66. Ooh, that is so kind of you to share your beautiful treasures. Happy anniversary! :)

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  67. Anonymous7:26 am

    Happy Birthday! I'm happy to have found your blog a few months ago, it is one of my favorites. You always have such beautiful, inspiring things to share. My goodness, the fabrics look incredible - I am a fabric freak, but have very few vintage unfortunately due to their high prices here.

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  68. tammy7:28 am

    oops, forgot my name in the above post...tammy (I'm not trying to get in another post...ha, ha)

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  69. Happy bloganniversary Niki!!!!!

    Thanks for always providing a good read and some stunning posts...love visiting!!!!

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  70. De-lurking for completely selfish reasons - I would love to win the stack of gorgeous fabrics! Love the photos - allows me to indulge the ridiculously girly side of myself! Happy Blogbirthday!

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  71. One of my favourite blogs, and you always reply to my queries too! Congratulations and lets hope for many more posts to come.
    Sandra.x.

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  72. Congratulations on your 1 yr of blogging.
    The fabrics look wonderful.

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  73. Anonymous3:24 pm

    Oh what A beautiful Haul!! Pick me...Pick me... :). Happy 1st anniversary from downunder in Oz.
    With Kind Regards Lois

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  74. What a wonderful gift that would be to receive!! That will certainly make someone's day and very generous of you to give it away!!

    Congratulations on your one year blogging!!!

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  75. Way to far away to send a delightful package to me, but I just want to pop in say how much I enjoy your blog!

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  76. Happy Happy Blog Birthday to you!!!! As one of my favorite blogs to visit, I must say thank you for all the inspiration you provide!

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  77. Hi Niki, I would love to enter the drawing for your giveaway. Congrats on the anniversary, I enjoy your blog tremendously. I'm having a giveaway too, and mine starts tomorrow. Be sure to enter your comment!
    xo, suzy

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  78. What a yummy gift, Happy blog birthday!

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  79. Hello Niki,

    I have been reading your lovely blog for a couple of weeks and now the most beautiful pile of fabric lured me into revealing myself to you ;)

    Happy 1st anniversary and many happy years to come!

    Greetings from Finland,

    Lotta

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  80. Hi there, I am new to bloggerland and love your site. A big birthday wish from up here in Scotland.
    love
    Karon

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  81. Dawn Robson7:08 pm

    Happy Anniversary Nikki!
    I have always loved looking at the beautiful things you make and hearing about your special finds. Lately, I have had a sad time and just looking at your website cheered me up so much and took my mind off things.Thank you so much for that. Hope you have many more years of happy blogging.
    Best Wishes Dawn

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  82. Hapy Blogday!

    It's been lovely sharing the year with you. I always love popping in for a visit.

    Louisa XX

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  83. Love your blog - just found it today and hope to read more. Happy 1st anniversary!

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  84. Happy First Birthday - and I hope there will be many more. Mary

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  85. Happy B-Day! I so enjoy your writing and pictures.

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  86. Oh wow... if you only knew how much I love vintage textiles! Please enter me in your drawing and I've sent your blog link to a few more friends to see your beautiful blog.
    Take care,
    Lana

    P.S. tell your daughter she did a lovely job on your new blog banner.

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  87. I love the fabric and just started quilting and my wedding ann. is July 6th so I would be so delighted to win your fabric. I love the new header and your daughter did a wonderful job on it.

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  88. Happy Blog Birthday! I visit regularly and love it. Thanks for entering me in the drawing!

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  89. Hi Niki!
    Happy 1st Anniversary! I have had you on my link list for quite some time - I am a vintage sewing nut and love all the lovely things that you make!
    I am in the process of painting crinoline lady sewing stands for my other blog - haveanotion - which I hope to sell to anyone interested.

    Maz

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  90. Carla M.3:00 am

    Congratulations! How sweet of you to offer this lovely gift!

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  91. Congratulations! Have been enjoying your many lovely posts. I understand how reading blogs inspires one to start one as well. It's nice to see so many talented ladies willing to share of themselves. Thanks for sharing of yourself!

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  92. Joanne Goff4:32 am

    Hello and congrats on your anniversary! I was so fortunate to accidentally run across your blog site while surfing some time back. Love all your pictures and so envious of all your great finds and gifts. You are a busy lady, good luck with all your projects! I would have loved to attend your "sale" oh so many goodies! Too far in USA! I love old buttons and chenille plus many other old things. Hope I win your nice collection of old fabric, looks wonderfully interesting! Best to you!
    Joanne

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  93. Anonymous8:58 am

    Well, I have to de-lurk and say... Congratulations on your anniversary ! I love your ideas and covet your talent. Sigh... and oh,how I would have adored to be able to attend your lovely sale !
    Best Wishes,
    Karen H.

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  94. Donna Williams1:09 pm

    Hi Niki,
    Your blogs keep me entertained for hours, it's usually late when i've managed to get everyone to bed, fed and watered! Love the party idea, thinking of having one in September, prep in progress - fancy a trip to norfolk!! or your mum to help with the teas!!
    Kind regards,
    Donna.x

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  95. I am so sorry that I've been "missing" for a while...but was entertained quite nicely when I stopped here tonight...sadly, I noticed I am "missing" from your favorites...I was always so honored to be there...happy anny...and I adore the banner...love


    what qualifies one for the drawing?

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  96. Congratulations !! 1 year strong.
    Sending you well wishes from Canada.
    Love your blog, love your vintage style.The pile of fabric is a true junkers delight.
    Sheri

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  97. Congratulations on your 1st anniversary. Your give-away is very generous - please add me to the other 96 (!) comments!

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  98. Anonymous8:23 am

    Hello,
    Please include me in your Birthday giveaway.I always read your blog and find it interesting and inspiring.Could you also let me know the model of the Singer sewing machine that you recently purchased.I need a new sewing machine and would like some help.Would you recommend the model you have?Thanks.
    Regards.
    Davina

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  99. Anonymous9:00 am

    Hello! I enjoy seeing all the lovely fabric you find over there in England! Your blog is on my list of bookmarked webpages.
    Denise B. in Kansas, US

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  100. Hi, congrats on you're blogoversary! You're blog has been a source of inspiration. The pile of fabric looks stunning and I'd like to be included in the draw.

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  101. Very pretty new blog banner Niki, your daughter did a good job! And oh about the give away, what a generous pile of your gorgeous vintage fabrics, please put me in the drawing. Although I can't sew myself I have a good friend who'd sew for me ;-) My oh my so many comments! Hugs Carol xox

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  102. What a super giveaway - it will give someone hours of pleasure!

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  103. Anonymous11:34 am

    Love reading your blog. Everything is so pretty,the pictures are great. Love the fabric.

    Theresa N.

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  104. Congratulations on your one year blog anniversary. You are such an inspiration to me and I always look forward to your posts.

    Best wishes for your continued success. Cammy

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  105. Oh please please please!! That stash of fabric is to die for... i've got everything crossed! Congratulations on your 1st year x

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  106. Cindy Riebe3:11 pm

    De-lurking to tell you what a wonderful blog you have, Niki! And thank you for offering your drawing to non-bloggers...hoping that I'm the winner!
    Love, love, love your blog. England is my soul's home; a long way away from New Mexico where I live. But your blog is my "fix" and I visit everyday.
    Best wishes,
    Cindy

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  107. Anonymous4:20 pm

    Just read your last post and love all the items you were able to purchase, you describe everything so well I almost felt as though I was there - wish I had been - sigh

    Congratulatins on your 1st birthday
    Sharon.

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  108. I've been reading your blog for a while now and just love everything about it. Congratulations on the year birthday!

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  109. What a great stack of fabrics! Happy Anniversary and please enter me into your giveaway!

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  110. Anonymous8:34 pm

    happy 1st anniversary Nikki, I love your beautiful blog, it is so pretty and inspiring, and always a pleasure to visit!
    mandy

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  111. Congrats on your anniversary! Am so glad you started a blog. Wishing you a happy second year of blogging!

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  112. Your blogger inspires me everytime I read it, hopefully soon I will get the courage up to start my own blog. I love all the sweet fabrics.

    Congrats on the celebration!!

    Danette

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  113. Nancy5:03 am

    Congratulations on your blog birthday! I love seeing all the pictures of your beautiful home, gardens and vintage lovelies. Would have loved to visit your sale but it's a wee bit far from Canada!
    Nancy

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  114. Congratulations on your 1st Anniversary! I love the new banner, it's very pretty.

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  115. Dear Niki,
    Congratulations on your 1st anniversary! Hopefully you will keep on blogging for several years. It's a pleasure reading your posts and the pictures are inspiring me also.
    Monika

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  116. Nikki,

    Congratulations on your first year of blogging. I am a bit behind in blogging land. My daughter, Heather, from Pretty Petals Boutique is educating me in this area. I love-e-e-e the stack of fabrics you are offering and appreciate your sharing them to a lucky girl. Just love the things you bought at the textile fair. Good luck in the coming year - I wish you much success!

    Kitty
    kittycuster@yahoo.com

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  117. I love reading your blog, I love seeing what you find on your hunts.

    Kind regards,

    Paula Scinto aka UK Girl

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  118. Farmland Ohio2:04 pm

    Hello-What a most gorgeous blog! I'm new to the world of blogging so I suppose I'm a "lurker" trying to get the courage to join in. Would have so loved to come across the "Big Pond" for your at-home sale! How simply delightful! What lovely fabric- all of you "bloggy" creative women are so gracious.
    Mary Beth

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  119. Wow what a gorgeous prize!

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  120. Happy 1st anniversary!
    Love the vintage fabrics, hope I'll be the lucky one!

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  122. Hi Nikki! Congratulations on your 1st anniversary! Hope you will post lots more for the blog-a-holics. You are a true inspiration!

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  123. Happy Blog Birthday!
    Penny.
    x

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  124. OK!! I almost fainted when I ran across your blog...stumbled...is more like it...and I am thrilled I did...I love what I have seen thus far...but I had to comment...b/c well...I am a fabric nut...it is a small addiction that I can't and really don't want to "kick"....I would just love it if I could win something...but whoever is the lucky winner of your fabric treasure stack...is going to be one HAPPY blogger...Now I'm off to check your sight...Thanks for the impending give a way...no matter what happens!

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  125. I would love to be entered into your drawing for your give away. The prize looks so scrumpious!! Happy First Year to your blog!
    Amy at Abundant Curiosities

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  126. Anonymous4:31 am

    hello nikki,

    just wanted to let you know how much i have enjoyed visiting your blog....it would be so fun to visit all the flea markets with you!!
    you are so creative--really inspiring!

    thanks,
    vivian from idaho

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  127. Happy 1st blog anniversary!!!! Wishing you continuous fun, connection and success with it :-)

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  128. Happy Anniversary Nikki! You know how much I LOVE your blog! Always beautiful and inspiring!!
    xo,
    Kim

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  129. oooh ooooh please me me me!!!!!

    congrats on your anniversary!!!

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  130. Hello, please add me to the dip too!

    Mary

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  131. When I saw that stack I nearly fell off my computer chair!! I can't believe how big it is!! You are soo very generous, and I would like to Congratulate you and send you best of luck for years to come!

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  132. *smiling* Please enter me in the drawing for the treasure trove of fabric....wowzers~ Cheryl

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  133. Anonymous3:06 am

    What a wonderful gift!! Could this be a glimpse of Heaven? I would love to be included in your drawing. Thank you!
    Lou Ann

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  134. Anonymous9:11 am

    Hi Niki
    This is all very exciting! I don't usually have time to look at blogs (I have 3 teenagers too!) but I got carried away looking at yours. We share a passion for roses, but I only have a few bits and pieces from pre-children collecting days! Happy anniversary!
    Love Clare P

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  135. Happy Bloggy Birthday! You blog is simply lovely.

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  136. Anonymous1:46 pm

    Love the new banner - very creative daughter! The fabric "pile" looks scrumptious! I hope I'm lucky enough to win!
    MimiG

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  137. Happy blog birthday. Wow! Those fabrics look amazing! Count me in please.
    Cheryl

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  138. Anonymous4:48 pm

    I visit your blog daily...I love all your posts on your creative aspects and gardening. I really really love your kitchen with the li'l skirt underneath. I also Kaari Meng's book and can't wait for the bed book to come out? Her store is fabulous!!! Thanks for posting a intregueing blog.

    Gabrielle

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  139. Anonymous5:44 pm

    Hi Niki
    Happy 1st Blog Birthday !
    Thank you so much for sharing all your lovely idea's and photo's I look forward to each new post, and I am still in shock after seeing your beautiful home !
    Maggie x

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  140. k_rathbun@hotmail(dot)com6:11 pm

    love it all!

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  141. 140 comments...oh my! Congrats on your one year anniversary!

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  142. What a very nice stack of vintage fabrics as your giveaway! I would be very happy to be entered into the drawing! Congrats on your 1st Birthday!

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  143. Wow I am so honoured to have been an inspiration to YOU! You inspire me more than anyone Niki!

    I'm only sorry that I arrived too late to wish you a happy blog birthday and enter your fab giveaway so have taken comfort by treating myself to your shelf papers :-)

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  144. Made me smile to see my little cockerel sitting in your very pretty house. Love your blog and house.

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