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Monday, January 26, 2009

Welcome!

MAKEOVER PARTY!
Thanks for stopping by! I'm so excited to show off my new 'do'!
Giveaway CLOSED
I won a professional blog maker from Bloggy Giveaways a while ago. Shera from Sweet N Simple Design was so easy to work with! I gave her an idea as to what I would like, a modern lady sewing, colors prefrences, and the overall 'feel' I wanted. What you see here is the result of Shera's talent! ThAnkS Shera!!! New items of note: The menu bar under my header - This is where you'll find my general interests.
  • I'm Mel - My profile, tags, interviews, awards and the like
  • Quilts - Find my favorite quilt shops, fabrics, designers, projects I'm working on, projects I've completed, favorite quilt places on the web
  • My Tutorials / Patterns - Not much there now, but I hope to share tutorials and patterns for making fun item
  • On Line Faves - My favorite places to visit online. Blogs of friends, websites I like to shop, websites that entertain and inspire.
  • Baskets - My general basket weaving info, pictures of the baskets I've made, websites for ordering supplies and links for free patterns
  • Reading / Books - Blogs or websites about reading and books that I like to visit, my book reviews, a list of books I would like to read, what I'm reading now, a list of my favorite independant book shops
  • Swaps / Giveaways - I love swaps! See what swaps I'm involved in and the results. I have been lucky to win several giveaways from other blogs. Here I list the links I like to enter for a chance to win fun stuff! If I don't win, I would like you to!

Items in these files have been previously posts on my blog, but I have gathered them in their respective files so all relevant info is together.

Now for the GIVEAWAY or at least one of them!
Giveaway CLOSED
An issue of my most favorite quilting magazine, Quilter's Home by Mark Lipinski An issue of Better Homes and Garden's Quilts and Gifts Some of my favorite notions; Star thread, Purple Thang, Thread Heaven, and Quick Quarter An awsome hard cover clutch
To enter, just leave a comment on THIS post!
Giveaway CLOSED
My giveaway is open to everyone - US, international, people with blogs, people without blogs, the only REQUIREMENT is that you leave a way (email) for me to contact you in the event that you win!!

60 comments:

Shari said...

I can't believe I get to be the first to post! Congratulations Mel. Your new look is fabulous! I'm so jealous that you have three columns! Have fun with your giveaway - hope you get to meet some new people!!
Hugs * Shari

Robyn said...

I'm following you Shari!
*giggle*
Now I'm feeling really torn here...is it greedy of me to want ot try again?? *crooked smirk*

Ok I love Mark's mag too and you can kick me off Mel if I'm not allowed here...giggle again...You see I'm already a lucky winner once today!!
Wooohoo!!
You know my email :D
hugs again
Robyn xx

Natalija said...

Lovely prizes :)
Let's cross the fingers!

stitchsavesnine(at)yahoo(dot)com

Lindi said...

I love the new look! Very pro.

Kritta22 said...

I seriously love the whole thing! She did a great job. I'm looking forward to the tutorials.

Kritta22@hotmail.com

Christine said...

your blog looks fantastic, do you know how to get a calendar on the side of my blog for me to show where and when I teach?

cheers
Christine

Tracey said...

Your blog is looking wonderful,
Have a great few days for your party,
Thoses magazines look intresting


Take care
Tracey xx

Daisy Jayne said...

Wow your blog is looks wonderful,
Nothng like a giveaway to meet other bloggers. have fun

Carol said...

Your blog looks WONDERFUL! Love it!

Julie said...

hi mel,
congrats on your new look blog, it's fantastic!
i'd love to enter your giveaway too please?
all the best,
julie

Dayna said...

Like the new look! Need some time to look around. Please enter me in your giveaway!

Pat said...

Love the new look and that menu bar is such a GREAT idea....but must have taken you hours (days??) to get things in their proper place there. What a great way to organize your blog, though. Please enter ME in your giveaway, too! Thanks!

mandapanda said...

I love the green! Go green! Every blog should have some green! And now yours is green! Have you noticed every sentence so far has finished in the word "green?" I love the clutch, not only because it's scaley like my pet reptiles, but mostly because it's (you guessed it) green!!

Handmade by Mai said...

I just found your blog, it looks great. Please let me enter you give away.

Marie-Jozé
(the Netherlands)

CuteStuffInside said...

Hi Mel,

Love it!

S.W.A.K.

annemarie said...

I love your makeover. Great giveaway - hope you have a great week. a.haun@sbcglobal.net

Carla said...

I like the look and the buttons across the top. Nice give away also.

Rochelle said...

You blog looks great. I love the inspiration.

Anita said...

Wow, what nice prices! I'm crossing my fingers and toes!

Sherri said...

So I have to ask...what is the purple thang...that's one notion I've never seen!

Mistress Girly said...

I really like the design. So chic! And it is nice that your favorite things are now organized on your sidebar. Great job!
launchvipers@yahoo.com

Huskerbabe said...

Please add my name...

Alisa said...

Great blog. I'll be back to check out the tutorials. Please enter my name in your drawing. Thanks.

Kate/Massachusetts said...

Robyn sent me! :-) Your blog is awesome! I will be spending time here. Thanks for the chance to win in your giveaway!

Fiesta said...

am I too late for the giveaway?

Carrie P. said...

I love your new makeover. The cartoon girl on your banner looks just like you. Very cute. I will need to take a couple hours to check everything out. Congrats on your win.

Trisha said...

I have heard so much about Quilter's Home and hope to win so I can find out for myself! BTW, love your new look!

Laura S. said...

Ok, I'm really enjoying your blog. The header is awesome! Glad to find you through OWOH!

Michelle said...

I am leaving a comment. I love your new look...My e-mail is mlawrence@tooelesd.org. Thanks for the binding lesson the other night. I finished my liner! It is very cool.

osagebluffquilter said...

Girl you are styling now! You blog looks great. I love you sitting at your sewing machine.
Osagebluffquilter

Anonymous said...

Your new look blog looks fantastic - well done. You have great taste.
Hugs Jeannie
the dogs, cat and chook
Central Coast NSW Australia

jeannieroy@bigpond.com

Lorri Lennox said...

Thank you for visiting my blog - I hope you enjoy your visit and look around :)
It's been fabulous meeting so many new bloggers and being so artfully inspired by the OHOW - I'm so loving it and Now I'm following you too! xo

Franny said...

I am back! Love your new blog makeover! Love the colors too!
I am an official follower, since OWOH!
Thanks for another giveaway!

Lilly said...

I love the prizes! What a wonderful giveaway! Please count me in.

Priscilla said...

Congrats, it all looks wonderful and I love how you have all the different sections - super organised!

Happy MakeOver! :o)

I just changed my blog background and header - does that count as a makeover? lol.

Sue said...

So glad I found your blog - love the way you have other areas of interest such as books.

Kerry said...

And another giveaway! You are in the mood for giving things away!
Your blog looks grand and thanks for another opportunity to win.

Deborah said...

Great giveaway. Thanks for following my blog, too!
librarian997@yahoo.com

Latharia said...

Oooh! Please enter me! Love the "new you"! :D How cool to have your blog redesigned!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful job on your blog!!!
Audrey
Phil4v4 at gmail dot com

Shelley said...

THe site looks great! I like the calming effect of that green...but then again green is my fav color! It's uncluttered and easy so far to navigate.
I've always been curious about Mark L's mag, and I've wanted a quick quarter too! Now, that clutch....is it green???? Yes!

craftydiane said...

Your blog looks great! Enter me in to win, please!
Have a Blessed Day,
Diane

Rebecca said...

The makeover looks great! And great giveaway - thanks for the chance!

Carrie ~ Cricketwood Prims and Gardens said...

Congrats on your makeover, I love the tabs at the top. Have fun with it!

Barbara said...

Love the new layout.....so organized. Can't wait to look in all those little tabs.
HAve fun with the new you!!!
Hugs, Barb

Dawn said...

Love the new look!! Congrats! Thanks for the giveaway.

Tina said...

Your makeover looks great and I like the group pictures.

Christine said...

Your blog looks fantastic. You have lovely giveaway prizes ... not seen those mags here in Australia.
Christine

Cindy said...

Love new look!!!!! Very nice!!

Krisi and Adam said...

What a great prize! Congrats on your party - your site looks great.

The WoodLand School said...

Fabulous re-do! Your site looks great : )

Kaaren said...

Super blog! I'm a rookie blogger and am overwhelmed by all the wonderful blogs and helpful information. I'll certainly be back. Please enter me in your giveaway.

Kathy said...

Oh Wow! What wonderful giveaways. Please put my name in the hat. I love your new look.

Candi said...

Mygoodness you're so generous, these are awesome.
hugz:)

Bethany said...

Oh wow! I love the clutch, and the. . . well all the other stuff!
Your blog looks great!

Stacey said...

nice blog, please enter me in. thanks, Stacey
luv2knit@roadrunner.com

Christine said...

I found your blog from calendar quilts...looks great!

Connie said...

This is cool stuff! Great magazines!
connie williams
crinwil2@yahoo.com

anne said...

wow found your blog via calendar quilt challenge. Love what I have seen so far, count me into the giveaway. Happy stitching

crmanina said...

I found your blog through links I was following through several blogs. Translation: I don't KNOW how I got here, but I like it here!! Congrats on your makeover. Since I didn't see the original blog, I can't comment on the changes, but I think you are awfully generous to celebrate by giving things away!!! :)...Rae in San Diego