One Year Blogiversary and a Giveaway
February 11, 2017, I wrote a short post as our very first message. This blog was started as a diversion for Sue, to keep her busy in her retirement. Fast forward one year, and Sue isn’t retired and she has only written one post. Happy blogiversary, Home Sewn By Us. I can’t help but share some of our stats for the year:
- Number of Posts = 323 (see, I am a blah blah!)
- Number of Followers = 86 on WordPress and 22 on Bloglovin’ (we thank each of you!)
- Largest Number of Views in one day = 710 views on June 23, 2017 – wowee!
- All Time Views = 50,953
- Number of Comments = 2,614
Someone from 78 countries has visited our blog (amazing!): United States, Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, Germany, New Zealand, France, Spain, Netherlands, Denmark, Czech Republic, Sweden, Russia, Switzerland, Norway, Hungary, Croatia, Slovakia, European Union, Finland, Turkey, Mexico, Japan, Poland, Italy, Greece, Austria, Belgium, China, Brazil, Ireland, South Africa, Israel, India, Oman, Singapore, South Korea, Belarus, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Philippines, Malaysia, Uruguay, Ukraine, Portugal, Estonia, Mauritius, Kazakhstan, Vietnam, United Arab Emirates, Indonesia, Argentina, Bulgaria, Chile, Romania, Costa Rica, Peru, Colombia, Thailand, Puerto Rico, Bahamas, Iceland, Malta, Zimbabwe, Aruba, Isle of Man, Fiji, Qatar, Ecuador, Palestinian Territories, Kenya, Taiwan, Panama, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Jamaica, and Algeria.
Enough of the stats – I could go on and on. I find that kind of stuff fascinating. Now for the good stuff! Lorna from Sew Fresh Quilts has designed the cutest pattern that has struck my fancy for months. Giraffes In a Row is its name. I love everything about it – the bright colors, the friendly faces, the dark gray background:
Their cute little faces have always spoke to me, whispering that we need to make a quilt from this pattern. We decided that not only did we need this pattern, but that we also needed to share it with someone else. We reached out to Lorna to ask her how we could go about this for an unknown person, to-be-determined after our blogiversary raffle. Lorna graciously has agreed to help us send our winner a pattern of their choice!
How do you win a pattern as cute as Giraffes In a Row? Visit the link below for your entries: one for leaving a comment below, and one for following us. If you already do follow us, be sure to click the entry to get credit. The raffle opens/closes at 12:00am CST on Sunday, February 11 through Saturday, February 17th.
Click here: ***Sew Fresh Quilts PDF pattern giveaway***
Good luck to each of you! Thank you so much to Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts and to each of you for making our first year a very special one. We are so blessed. ~smile~
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