August 23, 2012

Celebrating 1200 Posts...

I can hardly believe that I've written 1200 posts since I started my blog in March 2009. I've shared projects, memories, travels, life with some pretty cool pets and, of course, my loving husband of nearly thirty years. It's time to have a giveaway to commemorate another milestone.
  I've decided to offer a favorite book to one lucky reader.
This book is The Civil War Love Letter Quilt, and as
suggested by the title, it's filled with letters written between
people separated from their loved ones by the Civil War.

The author, Rosemary Youngs, has compiled many moving and heartfelt
correspondences from a painful time in our nation's history. Amid all the
fighting, there were many poignant personal stories.
Each letter and story has a full size quilt block to illustrate it, and
there are also quilt instructions and applique' patterns in the back.
I love reading my copy so much that I 
purchased a second copy to share with you.
It's one of those books that a great read, and I'm sure
you'll love it even if you're not a quilter!

UPDATE: Click Here to see more
items I've added to this giveaway!
The only requirement to be entered in the drawing is that you be a public follower friend of my blog, and that you leave a comment on this post. I'll draw one name (using the Random Number generator) on Friday, August 31st at midnight. I'll announce the winner on Saturday, September 1st.

Thanks again for sharing this newest milestone with me. I love this journey I'm on, and you make the trip to much sweeter for me.
DonnaAcornSignature

38 friends clicked here to leave a note for me:

Raewyn said...

Congratulations - that sure is a lot of posts (and talking - he he). The book sounds like a great one - I would love to win it!!

Gill said...

Congratulations on 1200 posts! Wow!
Thanks for a great giveaway! this looks a great book!

Lesley UK said...

Hello Tag's Mum. Congratulations on your blog anniversary. What a wonderful book. I would love to win it, but if not an 'hello' from Tag wuld be greatly appreciated. luv Lesley

Indigo Blue said...

The cover alone looks great. I have heard much about Civil War quilts and would love to learn more about them. 12000 posts is certainly a good number, imagine how many hand written diaries that would be!
xx
PS Been a public follower or ages.

Buttons said...

Congrats on your 1200th! I know I have enjoyed many and still go back into the archives from time to time for some I have missed.
I've never seen a book quite like this but I can imagine how interesting it is. Such special memories of a time so long ago.Thank you for sharing! (*_*) Denise

Brenda said...

Congratulations on 1200 posts. That is quite a milestone.

Nancy said...

Donna, Congrats to you on your 1200 post. I so enjoy reading your blog, especially the quilt posts. I would like to win this book. I just finished reading a book about quilts from the westward movement on the Oregon Trail, which was very interesting.

Rosa said...

Congratulations on your milestone post,that`s awesome!!

Sewing In CT said...

how sweet of you!!! I'd love this book. It would give me hours of endless dreaming about the quilt I could make and that fascinating period in time! Have a great weekend! Toni

Queenie Believe said...

Congratulations on 1200 posts, yay!! I soooo enjoy your blog! Here's to many more!!
This is a wonderful giveaway, WOW!
Have a great day.
Always, Queenie

Patty said...

Very nice book, I love reading history,especially ones that gives us a glimpse into everyday lives.

maggie said...

1200 posts! Wow, I have only recently found you and am a devoted follower. The book looks wonderful
Cheers
maggie

Yumm yumz by patticakes said...

I love history and I love quilting - sounds like a great combination to me!
Thank you so much for the generous giveaway and letting us celebrate your lovely blog!
By the way, Tuesdays with Tag is one of the highlights of my week - he is such a funny little guy!

DeeDee said...

...Congrats Miss Donna

how many posts does Tag have,..... :D

Minimiss said...

1200 posts - that's amazing. It seems like only yesterday since you started this all off. What a great looking book. I don't know that I've got it in me to do another major sampler quilt but I'm sure the reading is enthralling.

Sarah said...

Wow, 1200 posts. Congratulations, Donna. I always enjoy stopping by to see what you are stitching. This book sounds fascinating. I'd be thrilled to be entered into the draw. Thank you! ~ Sarah

mray said...

I sincerely enjoy your blog & your creative quilts. Congratulations on `1200blogs! (Little Tag is also my favorite talking corgi!) Marcy
sunray4@roadrunner.com

Jillayne said...

12oo posts is a huge achievement Donna, and a wonderful sharing of so many things. Your blog is an inspiration in all it's content!
The book looks lovely - I am just beginning a Jane Stickle quilt (Dear Jane) and am intrigued by the quilts of history.
What a lovely idea for a Give Away!

Shirley said...

Hi Donna, Congrats on your 1200 post. I always pop in to see what you are doing. I love history and your book makes me think about the stories that my family told us as children about our ancestors. Have a great weekend. Hugs and Prayers Your Missouri Friend.

Sharon said...

I would love to read this book! It is on my list of must haves. I think it would be fun to read and quilt at the same time. It would be as though you were there. Does that make sense...
Anyhow congrats on all your wonderful posts dear friend. Even though we have never met in person I feel like we have. Hugs to Tag too.

STILO BASICO said...

Parabéns pela marca alcançada e que venham muitas alegrias e amigos através de seu blog.

Sucesso

Karen said...

Congrats on #1200!!! I think I've got about a 1000 to go before I catch up :) I'm already a follower and HUGE FAN of Civil War literature, stories, fashions, etc. It's one of my favorite historical time periods to study. Which sounds awful, considering it was a War and so many terrible things happened. I don't romanticize it, but I do enjoy the study of it. Beautiful book and quilt. Thanks Donna :) Karen

Patty C. said...

Thats a lot if posts - congrats!

Niknakpattidee said...

Wow, 1200 posts! I love talking, too...I'm in a needlecraft guild and various knitting groups and work a table at the Mid-Atlantic Quilt show that occurs in this area in late February. Love to win the book. My papillon, Spike, says "woof, woof" to your Tag<3

Judy C said...

Wow 1200 post! Congratulations, I love quilt books that share history too.

Buttons said...

Oh Tag... You and your mom are so much fun! Thanks for contributing to 1200 posts!

laurajane said...

Wow Donna 1200 posts,and I'm getting excited about nearing 100...
Here's to your next 1200,now I'm off to find some I've missed.
Laura xx

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

What a wonderful book if I don't win I'm going to get that book!!

Pat said...

Congratulations on your 1200 posts!
I love reading about you and tag :)
The book is on my list to read. Thanks for the generous giveaway!

Carmen said...

Congratulations! 1200 posts, that's quite a feat! I'm your newest fan. I came over today from Paulette's Beedeebabee Blog. I'm looking forward to a second cup of coffee this morning and enjoying some of your past posts. Thank you for all your hard work. CB

Sherri said...

Congratulations Donna!! 1200 posts are alot of words but I've enjoyed every one of them! YAY for your posts!!! Say hi to Tag!!

Renee G said...

Congrats! That is a lot of posts. I follow as Renee G on GFC
rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

April said...

Congrats on your 1200th Post!!! I would love to be entered to win! I also love your blog!!!

Createology said...

Congratulations on 1200 postings. This is quite the committment and you have carried it through with so much sharing and caring and love. I would be honored to be included in your generous give. Thank you Donna Dear...

Sherry said...

You have written a lot of posts. I am inspired and encouraged by that fact and by every post I have read since I found your blog. The book sounds wonderful and I would love to be entered.

Pat from Florida said...

Good for you for being a long-time blogger. That's lots of creativity shared!

pax234 said...

Donna,

Just happened upon your site and love it! Congratulations on 1,200 posts! What an accomplishment!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

1200 posts! That is something to celebrate! We should be sending you a prize for all the great moments you've given us through your blog. Thank you, Donna for 1200 fabulous posts!

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