Thursday, February 17, 2011

This is Me!

So as I've mentioned before, I've been at this blogging thing for a long time. I started "journaling" / blogging in .... 1998 I think? I've been on Twitter since March 2007 .... Flickr since it was in beta testing in March 2005. I guess you'd call me an early adopter ... either that or a Gramma of the online world. And with anything that you've been doing for a long time ... you tend to get burnt out on it, right??

Well that's how I've been recently about blogging .... tweeting .... the online world in general. It's changed SO much since I first started ... both in good ways and in bad. I see lots of cool events popping up and things happening because of relationships that have been formed online. I have some very good friends that I've only ever met online. And so I'm trying to get back in it. I WILL get back in it because I kinda have to!



In the mail today - exciting stuff!


Some of you know I am 1/2 of the awesome duo that is planning The Sewing Summit. (I'll blog more about that soon). I kinda NEED to put myself out there so people know more about who I am and what I'm about. Otherwise why would they want to come to this awesome conference that I'm putting my heart and soul (and every second of my free time) into?

So, in the spirit of transparency here's a little bit about who I am: (stick with me to the end for a chance to win something cool!)

- I'm Erin. I am married to the most amazing boy in the whole world who is currently getting his Phd in genetics. How awesome is that? I have two little boys that are crazy, hilarious, explosive, as smart as their Daddy, born 3 years apart (same due date even!) and perfectly, genuinely loving all wrapped up into little kid sized raucous packages.



Preschool queue. They love to see themselves with the front facing camera. - 26.365


- I make things. I sew mostly. I am not an artist in the traditional sense at all (I can't draw or paint or anything worth a darn) but I do like to put pretty fabrics together. Especially for other people. You can see some of the other stuff I've made here.



a start of .... something?


- I do like to blog (despite my off-and-on-ness with it recently). I blog about things I sew, food I cook, fun things my family does, trips we go on, my goals, books I read, music I'm listening to, things I buy or want to buy. It's kind of a blogging stew around here, I guess.

- I like goals. I made myself a list last summer of 32 things to do before I turned 32 this July. I need to update it again - I've done quite a few and am pretty close to finishing a few more!



new shoes - 29.365


- In the spirit of goals, I up and registered myself for the Disneyland 1/2 marathon in September basically on a dare from my father-in-law. I have never run a day in my life. I kind of despise it. But, I suppose it's a good goal to have! I'm planning on breaking my new Nike Free's out of their box annnyyy day now.

- I like to take pictures. I used to a lot more, but I am getting better again, thanks in part to my Project 365 this year. It's mid-February and I haven't missed a day yet! You can see the whole set here.

- Favorite food: cheese! cheese chips, fried cheese, fancy cheese and crackers, cheese on a stick, mac & cheese, cheese layered, cheese melted, cheesecake. Any and all! Followed closely by donuts and a cheeseburger from In N Out.



Donut run  34.365


- Favorite color: green all the way

- Favorite guilty pleasure: trashy TV I have on while I'm sewing

- Favorite fabric line: Katie Jump Rope



Giveaway


So that pretty much sums me up. At least it's a start. So, what I want to know is who are YOU? Who's my reader? What do you want this blog to be? Do you like funny stories and pictures of my kiddos or pictures and tutorials of things that I make?

If you take a second to answer me, just say hi or whatever else you want to - you'll be entered in a drawing for your choice of 2 things: this pretty fat quarter stack of some pretty fabrics from my stash, OR if you don't sew, I'll make you a mug rug in your choice of colors. If you become a follower you can get an extra entry. So one comment to say hi. A separate comment to say you're a follower. I'll keep it open for a week, so will close it sometime next Thursday night (the 24th).  And it's nice to meet you :]

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172 comments:

  1. What a fun, sweet, darling post. I like goals too. I would LOVE to see all the different things you make and hear more about sewing summit (fingers crossed I can get in!)

    Thanks for sharing your french fry recipe as well, my husband gobbled those up!

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  2. Hi dear,

    I always see things you do at Fickr! Love your work and colors!!I have the sewaddiction too!!!
    Hugs from Brasil!

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  3. I just love reading your blog though this is the first time I've left a reply. Your blog is humorous and helpful both of which I really love. I love hearing about your sons and what you've been up to. Your tutorials are amazing and so helpful. I am definitely old enough to be your mother ad my youngest will be 35 next month. My name is Patricia and although I'm American by birth and mouth I have lived just outside London for most of my life. I am a newish quilter and really loving it. I used to be an addicted cross stitcher but it really bored me so I started quilting and love it. I have 3 children and 3 grandchildren who are the loves of my life (besides my dh) and are my reward for not killing their parents. My final thought to you is just remember your children are loaned to you for a really short time that goes by one day at a time really fast so enjoy them.
    Love
    Patricia

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  4. And I am a follower! Have been for a while ;)

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  5. Fun blog post! And good luck w/the Disneyland half - it's pretty fun and easy according to my hubs (he's done it 2 years in a row, will probably be 3)...I shall remain a cheerleader and early-morning car driver! And I have a pair of Nike Frees also (different kind), and they are AMAZINGLY light and comfortable!

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  6. I am a dedicated follower......Yeahhhh I am first....LOL

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  7. Nice to "meet" you, Erin! I know as commenter #1 I'm not likely to win, but that's okay. :) I think your buffet of a bit of everything from your life is just perfect for your blog. It's more fun to get to know the person blogging and not *only* the crafty stuff. The two should go hand in hand!

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  8. I am a SAHM mom with a 5,4,and almost 3 year old. The one thing that I love is that when my two older are at school on Friday's my daughter and I have a routine where we stop for a glass of juice and a homemade treat from a local store....its our time that makes our relationship just awesome as can be.....I don't know what else to tell other then my kids drive me nutz and thats okay because they are my lil penauts.... :)

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  9. Yeahh Erin! I love reading about all of the above that you posted about. I have mainly followed you on flickr, but I am definitely in the bloggy world too. On that note, I cannot believe your husband is doing is PhD in Genetics! Amazing! Does he have any single PhD friends? haha! Hopefully I'll soon be a PhD student too, in Psychology though. :-)

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  10. Here's hoping I'm not commenter #1. RNG hardly ever picks #1.

    I'm a blogger, varied topics a bit like yours. I'm a quilt bee participant, in 4 bees ATM, I love to make quilts, some I keep, some I giveaway and some I sell. I try to learn a new technique once or twice a year to challenge myself. I'm currently job hunting as my littlest is off to school this year and I have 2 at high school and one adult child unemployed and at home :-(

    I'm a bit hippyist, grow lots of food and try to care about my impact on the environment.

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  11. It's nice to meet you Erin. I'm Linda (aka StitchSister). I've seen you around a lot on Flickr but I think I've only been to your blog once or twice before. I list you as a contact on Flickr too. I am the mother of 2 boys who share the same birth DAY (of the month, that is) and their first birthdays were on Friday the 13th. I consider that lucky. They are now 12 and 9. I sew, I quilt, and I talk too much. I am a good listener though. I'm 42, almost 43 - yikes! - and I have to say my 30s were a blur, probably because that's when my kids were really little. I am hoping to attend your Sewing Summit but we'll see what the next few months hold. Thank you for offering this nice giveaway!

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  12. Hi! I'm a relatively new quilter, but I love seeing the different fabrics and projects on blogs. I also love running and am excited that you're doing a half marathon!The runner's high is for real and totally awesome!

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  13. Erin, I really enjoy your blog & have for the past couple years. You have a real talent for putting fabrics together, I love coming here for quilting inspiration.

    Plus your boys are adorable, so when they pop up it's fun!

    -Sarah (from craftnclutter)

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  14. follower too. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  15. I love reading about the things you sew and I'm always up for a funny story :) So excited about The Sewing Summit, hope I can make it!

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  16. "Two more seconds" is a phrase that I have been known to say! I like a blog with pictures of creations that bloggers share. Tutorials are awesome too! I am also interested in learning where people are from and what makes them tick!

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  17. I love a little of everything. I love seeing people's sewing/crafts, but it's also nice to see the personal side once in a while too : D

    : )

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  18. Erin! Way cute post!!! Green really? I will let it slide! I enjoy your blog, seeing picture of your handsome boys, the sewing projects you do, partly because I know I could never do them, so I am amazed at how great you are. I love your little crafts, like the birthday wreath! I did one thanks to you!
    You really have a gift...I so wish I could sew, I think I mentioned that today!!!

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  19. Wow I'm first!
    As a reader I am probably a lot like yourself. Mom to 2 crazy beautiful girls . I am a bit of a foodie and I am loving learning how to quilt and sew. I have foodie friends but no friends who are quilters/sewers (except my Mom). I use flickr and bloggs as my creative support, up till recently it has just been for educational purposes but I am branching out becoming part of the online quilting commmuntiy!

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  20. Whoa! I'm actually first at something? yippee. Hi darlin'! I like your blog just they way it is. Truthful. Your photos are amazing! Oh! that's a good one! I'd like to see more about how you take or edit your photos - they're pretty rad! AND I cannot wait to meet you in Oct. (nice to meet you, in advance).

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  21. My name is Brie.

    http://LittleCreatable.blogspot.com

    Nice to meet you ^_^

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  22. And, I've been following you for a while... I. follow. you.

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  23. FOLLOWING and I have to say AWESOME to meet you.

    Btw don't change your blog you are awesome and anyone who doesn't like it can start their own blog :P

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  24. I'd like to see both things about your fam and things you sew/tutorials. :o). Cute boys!

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  25. Ugh, thanks for the donut pic, now i totally want one! Can't wait to hear more about the sewing summit.

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  26. I also follow you via Google Reader :)

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  27. BEAUTIFUL kids! Great colors in your fabric. LOVE LOVE LOVE the personal touch to your blog. It makes you a REAL person. Keep it up!

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  28. Anddddd I am now going to follow you. You have been duly warned. ;-)

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  29. I am going to do a post like this right now on my blog!!!! I am Sarah, Darci's old neighbor.....:) I would love for you to blog again! You are awesome! and cant wait to hear more about the sewing summit!

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  30. Those are some of my favorite fabrics so you know I would love to win them. My favorite color is green also but you know that it has been green for as long as I remember. IT was fun to read everything and even better that I knew it all :)

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  31. Hi! I'm a new follower and a quilter, with a fabric addiction.

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  32. I love blogs that cover their family and give tutorials and just gives updates on what they are making for inspiration. Also, reviews of patterns and tutorials are really good, too =)

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  33. I am a new reader to your blog and I am hoping to attend the sewing summit. I love the blog and the fun info about you. love the fabric!

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  34. Hi Erin! This is the first time I came to your blog - I love it!Your pictures are wonderful, and your sense of humor is great. You sound like the kind of lady I'd love to have for a next door neighbor, if I had one! :)
    I am 52, been quilting for about ten years after a lifetime of sewing pajamas, play costumes and more for my three awesome kiddos. My youngest still lives with us, since she just graduated college. We live in rural SC and love the quiet and the scenery.
    Thanks for a great post. It's really nice to learn more about someone, and find things that make you think, "yeah, me too!"

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  35. Such a fun post!
    I think you can call yourself an artist without having to qualify it because it isn't a traditional "fine art". Your sewing is awesome!
    I am always a sucker for tutorials and project photos, but funny posts and family stories help make a blog more personal in a very good way.

    hugs!
    Heidi

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  36. Forgot to add that I am now following your beautiful, fun and sweet blog!

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  37. I love a mix of both worlds! I love to hear stories about you and your family and also about the things you make! I am not a blogger so I enjoy reading others blogs. :) Keep up the good work!

    sarahbeth814@yahoo.com

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  38. I am a follower!!
    sarahbeth814@yahoo.com

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  39. Hi Erin! I'm so happy to find your blog...of course, I keep track of your lovely sewing on flickr. Good luck with the marathon!

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  40. I am in love with that fabric stack!!!

    Also, mac and cheese is my fav food, and for my 28 birthday, I am having a "mac off" and I get to be the judge;)

    my flickr name is jennirc fyi.

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  41. I'm a follower. . and love to being one.

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  42. soooo as for what this blog. I guess while it's so fun to see family and life stuff, like this blog. For me it's all about the learning. Learning about color combos, learning about different patterns, love to see what others come up with. Inspiration. I love to see the small things people make as I need to do more of those, since I seem to take on HUGE projects at work and at home. Small is good, pretty, and isn't a bad thing.

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  43. Just clicked to officially follow you. Would love to win the wonderful fabric. Your blog name makes me smile (and relate!)

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  44. I'm hoping to come to the Sewing Summit, I'm excited about the teachers you have so far!

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  45. just found you on twitter. So excited to attend the Sewing Summit this fall. Look forward to meeting you & Amy in person.

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  46. hi erin!
    i really hope to make it to the sewing summit. can't wait to hear more details (price!)

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  47. Hi, Erin,

    I'm just saying hi, and that I still read your blog. I also like your sneakers.

    -Kat

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  48. Good luck with that run ~ I'd so love to run a half marathon someday! As for your blog, I'd love to see more of your creative processes behind what you sew.

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  49. HI Erin! I'm Liz. I love to see all the great projects you sew and you are one of my contacts on flickr! I run too and I think it's great you are doing the Disney. Stick with it, it gets easier the more you get out there. Would love to hear how you like the new Nikes, been wanting to try those out too. Look forward to hearing more on your blog!

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  50. The Sewing Summit sounds perfect! Thanks for sharing!

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  51. I love you blog as is (well, when you're here at least!). I mix of sewing and life in general is always good. :) I can't wait for sewing summit!

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  52. Hello! I love seeing pictures of finished (or in progress work) and hearing you talk about what you are working on.

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  53. I love this post! Thank you for sharing with us, Erin. :) I would love to attend the Sewing Summit but I'm not sure I can make it work. I'm going to try though as I'm an avid quilt blog reader and want to meet all these fabulous people face to face!

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  54. I follow through Google Reader. :)

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  55. Hi Erin, you are my swap Mamma in SuTK. I'm not quite sure why I haven't visited your blog before ... but I'm hear now and enjoying myself!

    I really like seeing photos and/or tutorials of things you've made.

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  56. Hi Erin, thanks for sharing that! i think it is so great that you and Amy organize the sewing summit.. it will be a milestone for the online sewing community i am sure.
    i like goals, too, and we´re on the same page about the green :-)
    have a great day,
    Claudia

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  57. I loved learning a little more about you and I definately like the idea of the 32 things to do before...I should probably get started on a list of my own.

    Looking forward to the Sewing Summit and hoping that I'll be able to attend.

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  58. Oh yeah and I'm now a follower too.

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  60. I am crazy for blogs...love your "blog stew"! I have been quilting for almost 20 years... but I have been bloghopping for over a year now ... I am now more inspired than all those other years put together....I started my own blog in May and I am so loving that too.... Your blog has been a favorite for awhile.... Thankyou , thankyou, thankyou

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  61. Hi Erin...

    I've been reading your blog for awhile now... and you inspired me to start blogging my adventures..of different places I've lived!! :) I'm always excited to read about things you have made.. I use to sew when I was a kid.. (I have two sewing machines that were given to me in the closet--both need some matience before I'm able to use them...but alas some day I will get there!) :) I'm excited you are back blogging again!! :) Sarah from Canada..

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  62. I love seeing your sewing projects. Keep them coming.

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  63. I'm a follower too!!

    ps. I bought some of your 'capes' a while back... probably 2 years ago?--my friend just had her third baby, a little girl...and I was wondering if you still make them?!Because her older brothers have them...but I want her to have her own! (I'll have to dig out your email addy to send you a note at some point..) S

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  64. Hi Erin! I love seeing a good combo of your family life mixed in with all the amazing things you make/put together (like the quilt for your son's bed and the lemon+lime shower you hosted).

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  65. I've been reading your blog for quite a while, but now I'm an official follower.

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  66. Nice to meet you, too!

    I'm Charlene and I started quilting 1 month ago am already busy on my third quilt top!

    I have also entered my first virtual quilting bee.

    Thanks for the opportunity to enter!

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  67. Oh..... And I'm a follower, too :)

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  68. I think you are kind of insane for running. I used to swim and play soccer in high school but I hated to run. I remember I joined track to keep in shape in the Spring and quit after 1 practice. LOL.

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  69. Hi Erin! I've got to admit I'm one of those readers who scrolls past all the family stuff to get to the projects! I'm not a mum and kids scare the crap out of me, but as long as you don't drop them off at my house it's all good! I can't wait to hear more about the sewing summit and wish I could go.

    C

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  70. Hi Erin,

    I really enjoy the mix of crafty and personal stuff in your blog - you seem to have a great blog "voice," for lack of a better word.

    I'm a working mom of two awesome daughters, 9 and 7, and have been quilting for 10+ years. Have been a blog reader for awhile and am close to jumping in and starting my own, though I worry about keeping it up, what with a full time job and all the girls' activities. Any advice for me? :)

    Thanks for the giveaway chance!

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  71. I'm all about the crafty stuff - finished projects, things gone awry, stash additions, it's all good. I'm sure your kids are rockstars, but I'm more into craft-content. :)

    good luck with your half-marathon... that's a great goal!

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  72. I stumbled over here from flickr, where I saw your picture of that yummy fat quarter bundle (in colors that happen to go perfectly with my upcoming bee month!). I'm excited to learn more about the Sock Summit!

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  73. Ha! I mean *Sew Summit*!! (Sock Summit is something in the knitting world, which is my original home!) Whoops!

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  74. I LOVE CHEESE TOO! haha. I like a little bit of everything you've had on your blog. Your cute kiddos, your sewing projects, your photos. All of it :)

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  75. Hehe, you're too funny! That so awesome that you're signed up for a half-marathon! I am an awful runner, i can hardly handle 1 mile, haha :)

    I've so enjoyed getting to know you better these last few weeks!

    I love seeing photos of your kiddos! They are just so darn cute!!

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  76. Love the blog! The sewing summit sounds wonderful. Good luck with that.

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  77. Hey! I'm Jacey, and I sort of know you through the SUtK swap, which I'm really enjoying. I'm planning to attend the Sewing Summit, and I'm really excited about it. I'm a little nervous that I won't be able to get in, but I'm hopeful!
    I'm also enjoying your flickr pictures each day when I log in.

    I recently switched my focus from knitting (which I still love) to sewing and just finished my first quilt (but still haven't posted full pictures of). I wish I had more time in the day to craft, as I'm sure most of our little world does.

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  78. Hi, loving your blog, first time visitor, saw your post on Flickr, big love for being a Hunger Games fan too, so hoping they don't mess it up with the movie.

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  79. [this is good] I don't sew, well, not right now. My sewing machine is in the back of my van waiting for me to take it to be fixed. I'd like to start again. I look at your fabrics and quilts and long to make something beautiful! :) Known you since those "vox" days. Love watching the boys grow up too.

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  80. Love this post, Erin! I love reading about your family, the things you make, and the Sewing Summit (god I hope I can find a way to get there!!!)

    Love the new header, too!

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  81. I hopped on here from flickr... :) I have been looking at your work there for a long time now...

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  82. I love getting to know people via thier blog. I feel as if I don't really have time to blog myself, but sometimes I think it would be great to share myself with the world and suprise them a little. I love tutorials, and anything fabric or sewing related!

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  83. Hi! I'm Meg! I live in CT with my husband and cats. I'm a librarian, and a quilter. I know, sounds like I'm a walking, talking stereotype, right?! I love reading (duh), sewing, petting pretty fabric, getting tattooed, the color blue, and like to wear jeans and hoodies when I'm not all buttoned up in full-on hot librarian garb.

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  84. I've also been a follower for quite some time!

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  85. Erin, I've been a silent visitor to your blog for a while now...what is special for me about your family/ your blog is the fact that your lives involve a scientist just like ours...me and my hubby are 'biologists' too! so I think we both know what a crazy ride it is to have a scientist in the family! And to see you make all these cool things inspires me...

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  86. Hello! I love the FQs you're giving away. Not a color combo I would have thought of, and I really love it! I used to soooo not be into navy, but lately I've been drawn to it more and more.

    As far as blog content, I like the ones that are a combo of tutorials/stuff you've made and every day stuff. It's nice to have that little bit of personal touch in there, it really helps you feel connected. And if you feel connected then you're more apt to keep visiting the blog, I think. That makes sense, right?

    Anyway, enough babbling from me. Thanks for the chance to win these awesome fabrics!

    Angelina

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  87. This is a fun post. Erin(another one) and I already got our hotel room for the conference.
    I will do one of these posts soon and let you know.
    Krista

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  88. Hi Erin! It's nice to get to know you a little better...and judging by the way you describe yourself, I think we'd get along really well! I hate running but really want to be a runner, LOVE trashy TV, and don't even get me started about cheese. I don't understand vegans because how can they give up cheese?! I can go without chocolate, ice cream, potato chips...but not cheese. :)

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  89. I recently became a follower and having been enjoying reading through old posts. I'm looking forward to what the future holds!

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  90. Hi Erin! I'm Wendi and my daughter (Mrs. Darling - that's her in Post #1!) and I are so looking forward to the Sewing Summit! It sounds like so much fun to meet some of our Flickr friends. I loved your post. It was so fun to read about your family, your goals and I loved the pics of your cute little boys. Thanks for the giveaway. Those are luscious fabrics.

    Nice to meet you.

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  91. Ive followed you a bit on Flickr and am totally interested in what the Sewing Summit entails. I have 4 boys and sew, quilt, design etc in the spare minutes I can. Nice to get to know you

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  92. Hi Erin, I've been "following" you on flickr for about a year when I first discovered the flickr quilting community. I always love to see other peoples work! I'm excited about the sewing summit even though I probably won't be able to make it.

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  93. Hi Erin!!!!
    I love reading you! :)))and you are always a quilting inspiration, for me :D
    I hope to win these fantastic fabrics:))
    hugs from portugal!

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  94. such a sweet post! i always see your things on Flickr, but this is my first time visiting your blog. i got into virtual quilting bees last may because of your quilting bee blocks blog and FLickr group! thanks for the lovely giveaway!

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  95. I love reading blogs...way too much. i love to see people using fabric in their lives. i am NOT good at taking pics, so i love seeing good pics. i enjoy stories about kiddos, quilts, goals...i enjoy it all...my only qualm is with a really long post...im usually checking blogs on the laptop in the computer with a spare minute here and there thru the day...so long winded blog posts sometimes loose me. i love tutorials...and seeing what you are doing. oops...longwinded!

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  96. such cute boys. i am hoping that i will be able to make it to the first ever sewing summit. fingers crossed! fabric please!!!

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  97. I really like your photography. I also like that your blog is anecdotal.

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  98. I just discovered you today through WeePereas and I already love it. It made me so happy ust seeing all the vibrant colors when I clicked on "things I've made." Something I would love is some helpful beginning tips for a first-time quilter. It's something I'm interested in experimenting with but don't know where to start!

    -Debra
    debrajoyharkness(at)gmail.com

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  99. Hopped on over from flickr. I truly enjoyed reading your post. Thank you for sharing yourself with us.

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  100. I'm a Mom of three boys so I love quilting blogs with little boys on fringes. Boys rock!! Glad I found you today :)

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  101. Hi, Toots! I'm your mom, so I know all about you, and you about me. But that doesn't mean that I wouldn't like to win those beautiful fabrics you're giving away. Oh, and I'm a follower of yours, both on-line and personally. You're the one who started me on sewing and quilting. Just wish I had your eye for colors and fabrics... Love you, mom

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  102. Hi there,
    I'm Kati, I usually sew clothes but I just finished my first quilt and I think I'm in love with quilting. I'm so relieved to know that you have kids while your husband is still in school. I'm about to get married and my fiance is about to start med school and we want to have kids before he is finished with all his learnin'!

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  103. I have 3 teens (include twin boys), and not much free time. I've been sewin and quilting on and off for most of my life. I don't follow patterns much. What I love about your blog is colorful photos of your creations. Inspiration! That's the best! Thanks!

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  104. Erin! As you already know we were friends in high school. Remember? Although we were pretty close back then I didn't realize until a couple years ago when I found your blog how talented, ambitious, and creative you are. (As far as sewing anyways! I mean of course you were creative and fun in school too, we had lots of fun times!) So...did you start sewing and creating after high school? Please say yes because I'll feel like a huge dope if you were all crafty and I didn't even realize it. :) I love when you explain how you make all these cute crafts and quilts (large and small) but I also like the family updates too. Love your photos and the way you edit them. Such cute boys! I sew a little and your projects do inspire me to be more ambitious. I love the way you put fabrics together.

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  105. Love your little blog. Pics of the kiddos are fun. I also love just pictures of projects and tutorials as well. Thanks!

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  106. How is your training for the 1/2 marathon? I've walked the Nike womens half marathon twice. 13 1/2 miles is a long way! good-luck! Beautiful fabrics, gray is my new favorite color for fabric but I'm with you green is my most favorite.

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  107. I'm new to your blog, what a great post and giveaway! Thanks for a chance!

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  108. I follow your blog now :) - I see your stuff on Flickr but it is nice to meet the person who makes it!

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  109. I am a mother of 3 wonderful children (Damien 8, Aries 4, Odyn soon to be 2) - I love to sew, embroider, and crochet. This spring I will be converting our barn into my retail shop and I can't wait for warmer weather. I love your photos and love the fact you mix it up a bit on your blog.

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  110. I am a new follower. I really like your blog!!

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  111. I would love to hear about your life and see what you make and have tutorials, heck I want it all!! Your kiddos are adorable!

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  112. I'd love to win the pile of fabulous fabrics. New to your blog, too. Yay! More inspiration in the interwebs.

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  113. Pretty fabric - maybe could make a real quilt (not just a lovey).

    xo

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  114. Hi! I loved reading this post. I do like to learn a little bit about people. I have to admit I just hopped over to your blog from flickr, but I think I'll add it to my reader. I have to admit I got excited when I learned your husband is getting a PhD in genetics. I am getting a PhD also. Mostly I do molecular biology with a little bit of genetics and neuroscience mixed in. So there, I've told you something about me too.

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  115. Okay, so you kinda know me...
    I first started reading your blog because I loved the fat baby pictures you posted! I have a thing for chunky babies.

    I want you to keep doing what you are doing but more of it.
    Yes, I'm greedy.

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  116. Hi! I'm new to your blog but it is fun hearing about you - hoping to make it to the sewing summit this fall! I love hearing about/seeing crafting projects and tutorials but also life, cooking etc. :)

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  117. Hmmm, should I enter this giveaway? I've had pretty good luck already ;).

    Well I'm Andrea and while I sew a lot for others I don't get to sew for me as much ... so I love seeing your projects, but also love the sneaks into your space, your day to day life and you and Darcy's weeks in pictures.

    I can't wait to see more blog posts from ya!! And the Sewing Summit ... it's in UT, right? I'm just north in Idaho, so maybe I'll have to look into it more ;).

    Happy Day!

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  118. I just found your blog. How do you find time to sew with two little boys? I have a 2 yo and a 4 month old and when I do have some free time I am too tired to try to do anything crafty! So now I'm just reading all the craft blogs...and drooling.

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  119. ...and I've been following your blog!

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  120. Erin- thanks for all of your great posts. You have gotten me through some tough times this past year with the funniest stories, coolest ideas and wonderful pictures. You are a true friend! I can't wait for your next adventure Sewing Summit! It's going to be so fun.

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  121. I love to stop by your blog. I like the fact there is plenty of variety. It feels like stopping round a friends house to see what they've been doing.

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  122. I'm a follower and have been for some time!

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  123. Thanks for the giveaway. I'm glad I found your blog awhile back. I like the things you make and how you add a real personal touch to your writing.

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  124. And I follow you through Google Reader. :)

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  125. I found you via In Color Order, I had to stop by and see who's folding their fabrics so perfectly!

    :)maureen

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  126. I just found your blog today (yeah for blog hopping!) & I love it. Please keep updating about kids, crazy days, & things you're making. It's nice to know that even with kids, you can still get things done. I forget that sometimes. I started quilting a couple of years ago & am trying to get out of my flannel rag quilt rut. They're just so quick & easy. I've been blog hopping this last week to get more inspiring ideas. I'm a huge fan of tutorials since I don't know much about quilting.

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  127. I'm now an official follower. Can't wait to see more posts. :)

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  128. Hi! I found your blog from flickr. I like your sewing room.

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  129. I'm a follower now. Thanks for having a giveaway!

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  130. Am I too late to enter?

    My husband got his degree in Plant Genetics at BYU. Got to love those genetics guys! :)

    Oh, and I LOVE how you have organized your sewing room - BEAUTIFUL!

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  131. I love the mug rugs! I just recently discovered mug rugs and brought the idea of a mug rug swap to my quilt guild. So next month we will bring a ziploc baggie with fabrics to our meeting to do an exchange. Everyone will make a mug rug and bring it to the next meeting. Fun, fun, fun!

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