Thursday, November 10, 2011

BIG Blogiversary and a Birthday Boy!

A week from today, I will celebrate my 1,000th-post blogiversary. This feels like a significant milestone, so I want to mark the day by reaching out to all of you who visit and comment here at Sue's News, Views 'n Muse. I value not only your readership but your friendship, and I appreciate both more than I can say.

Because mere words won't get the job done, I've decided to express my thanks through a giveaway...and I've given the prize quite a bit of thought. This 1,000th-post gift needs to be meaningful, something that represents the way I feel about the cool people who populate this little piece of the blogosphere with me. If I could offer all of you a hug, I would, but teleportation (sadly) is beyond my reach. Therefore, I will be presenting each of two winners with a handmade quilt, the closest thing to a hug that I can still send through the mail.

Pictured below are the quilts I have purchased for your prize-winning pleasure...one homespun and the other flowery. The first name drawn will (of course) choose first. (I'm glad you have to make that choice instead of me...I'd probably have to flip a coin.)



Okay. Let's get down to details. To enter (ie. to get your name in my big red bowl for the drawing), all you have to do is leave a comment on this post and be (or become) a follower. Easy, right?

Entries will be accepted until Wednesday, November 16th, at 11:59 PM. The two winners will be announced a week from today (November 17th). Good luck everyone! And thanks again for being such GREAT readers.

I also need to shout out to my grandson Jeremiah,
who is 10 years old today.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DUDE!
(Kinda good-lookin', ain't he?)

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70 comments:

Dominique Goh said...

Happy blogiversary and Happy Birthday to your grandson.

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

Happy 1000, Sue! A milestone, indeed!

Happy quilt, PJ, oops, I mean...I'm all in for the drawing! :)

Happy Birthday to the cool dude in an obviously smooth mood!

Cathy Kennedy said...

Wowza, 1000 posts! That's like so cool and what's this a quilt give-away? Count me in, count me in! That is so mega neat-o.

Happy Blogiversary to you, my friend! And, a special Happy Birthday to Jeremiah!!! He's 10, so he shouldn't have any problem blowing out his birthday candles. =D

Jocelyn Christensen said...

Wow!!! That is one super awesome prize...I'd die and go to heaven after receiving either one of those.

We are all so blessed to have your friendship online. You are my most loyal commenter...and cheering section. I truly appreciate it. And you know I love your poetry. You are one of the very few who I have seen that has really brought poetry into blogging successfully!

Congratulations, Sue! You rock in so many ways!

Jocelyn Christensen said...

I follow!:0

Dixie Mom said...

Holy Toledo Sue! That is a huge giveaway! I can't believe how quickly you've gotten to 1,000! You are almost caught up with me!
I've been sick lately and haven't been on the computer much so I've missed a few posts.
Congrats! I'd love to win of course. :)

Jamie said...

I am so thankful for the day I stumbled upon your blog through a comment of yours. You never fail to inspire and uplift. Happy to be a follower and looking forward to at least 1,000 more posts!

BECKY said...

Sue, Happy 1,000th! WOW! And happy birthday to your "dude" of a grandson! I call my grandsons and even sons "dude" quite often! :)
You know I'm a follower, so please include me in your fabulous give-away! I cannot believe it! A gorgeous quilt! I'll mention you on my blog, because that's gotta be the best prize ever!!

Julie said...

A quilt?! Wow. You are amazing--lots of love and time when into those, I am sure. 1000 posts is quite an accomplishment. Congratulations!

Jenny said...

WHA???WHAT???!!!! A quilt. Geez. I feel all kinds of pathetic now giving away boxes of lemons...sigh...

These are gorgeous. Did you make them? You told me you weren't crafty.

Hmmm...

What a wonderful milestone, Miss Sue. You have blessed me so much with your blog and your friendship.

I mean that sincerely...not just saying it so you'll pick my number for your big red bowl! ha!

Congratulations...and Happy birthday to the cool dude!

jen said...

Sue, Sue, Sue. My other mother in the blogosphere. I feel like we are such friends, shared so much. Thanks for all you write and share with us, and thanks for being such a great friend. Can't wait for the next 1000. And more birthday posts!

Wendy said...

Hi Cute Lady!

Thanks for always being positive and sharing your perspective!

Hope that Jeremiah has a great day!

Eva Gallant said...

Happy birthday to Jeremiah and happy blogaversary! And I would adore having one of those quilts!

Eva Gallant said...

Whoops....I forgot to say I am a follower!

Fiauna said...

Congratulations! 1000 posts is really quite a feat. And they're all really great, meaningful posts at that. You're awesome!

upinthecosmos said...

Congrats on your blogiversary & what a great looking grandson you have:-) Both of those quilts are great, I've always admired those who can actually make them... lots of skill. Thanks for the comment on my B blog, I'll have to look for a beef barley soup recipe (I do love it so:-) The breadcrumbs can be what you make them also if you add in your own spices & such... fun times!

Lisalulu said...

an amazing giveaway! and not one quilt but two, you have outdone yourself! Reading your blog IS like a warm hug!

Darlene said...

What beautiful quilts, Sue. The winner will be very lucky. It's hard to believe that you have posted 1,000 times. That is quite a milestone for sure.

As for the birthday boy, he is very handsome, indeed, and each year he seems to get more so. He has definitely reached the handsome stage. Before he was cute, very cute, I might add, but now............well, lets just say he is growing up and when he gets a bit older he will be pursued by all the girls. I can see it coming. I'm planning to be here so that I can see it happening.

Sandy said...

Hi Sue... I just had to stop by and say thank you for your visit to my blog and noticed your 1000 anniv post.. wow! congrats on that and a great birthday to your grandson!
Now let me go back and read some of your post....
Have a good Thanksgiving with your family!
Sandy

Diane said...

Happy Blogiversary and Happy Birthday to the birthday boy!

I LOVE quilts! :)

Judie said...

I have a long way to go before I reach 1000! I would certainly love to win one of those quilts! They are both so beautiful!!

Your grandson has the sweetest countenance! Happy Birthday to him!!

Leovi said...

How I rejoice in this anniversary, congratulations for the blog and Jeremias.

Lola said...

Congrats to you and Happy Birthday to your grandson!

Have a lovely weekend too,

XOXO Lola:)

Karen S. said...

wow, what a great thing and to land on the letter b and old! that is very cool....1,000 that is just amazing! A happy birthday to your cute and cool boy....and what an absolutely charming and lovely quilt! You Rock!...on so many levels with just one post!

tidbitsandtreasures2011 said...

Congrats on your blogiversary. You really did put a lot of thought into your giveaway, and I'm sure the winners will be thrilled. Happy blogging!

Brian Miller said...

nice...happy birthday to the grandson...and to you on 1000...just passed that myself not too long ago...

Esther Joy said...

I hope that handsome Jeremiah had a great birthday!

Cherie said...

That Dude is definately a cute dude - Happy Birthday!!

Sue this is quite a give away! I for one cannot resist a beautiful quilt!
You know I am a follower and I always will be - You are such a wonderful and inspiring person!!
Thanks for being a happy place each day.

Neabear said...

Thanks for visiting my "B" post today. My pictures were taken at Asilomar near Pacific Grove. We had gone there for a few days and saw the Monterey Bay Aquarium while we were there. The bridge is the Richmond Bridge. Maybe all those are familiar to you? Love your "B" post too. Happy Birthday to your grandson and congrats on your Blogiversary! Even though I posted on here, it would not be fair for me to win since this is my first visit here. So if you should happen to draw my name, put it back and choose another who has visited you way more often than I have!

~Linnea

P.S. I do love those quilts though. :) Also I will become a follower so I don't miss any future posts as well.

yaya said...

Happy Birthday to a real cutie! Happy blogversary to you! Thanks for having this awesome giveaway too...that's really fun! Have a great weekend!

Garden of Egan said...

That is amazing! 1000 posts?

Cute dude!

RobinfromCA said...

One thousand posts! Wow, that is truly impressive - congrats!

Robin

Mumsy's Place said...

Happy blogiversary sweet Sue. 1000 posts that is a milestone for sure. congratulations!

Happy Birthday to your cute grandson!

Hugs!

Connie said...

You DO know how to send hugs! What a wonderful giveaway. Happy 1000! Just think of all the people you have influenced with your words of wisdom, wit and spirit.

Happy Birthday to your handsome grandson.

Joyful Noise said...

Happy 1000th post! Back when you started my odds of winning were much greater. Never the less (is that one word?), I am glad that you have so many followers. You are a wonderful writer and I love to read your blog!

Stacia said...

Congratulations on approaching 1,000 posts! What a milestone!

Julia said...

Hi Sue, Happy Blogiversary, and Happy Birthday Jeremiah. Lots of celebrations in your corner of the world. 1000 posts, wow that is impressive Sue.

Sorry that your mom can't leave comments on my blog again. Thanks for telling me. When she followed my direction last time to use Anonymous for her identity her comment went through. I wonder if she forgot that she could use Anonymous. I'll write her another email. JB

Just Stuff From a Boomer said...

Congratulations on 1000 posts. Wow! I came over from Becky's blog to meet you. I'm now a follower.

I'm glad I found you with or without a giveaway. I'll be back.

Claudia said...

Happy #1,000 Blog. I came across your blog because I love to, as I call it blog stalk. I love to find new ideas and see what other people are thinking about. You are so very talented. I appreciate the comments that you have left on my blog. Again Happy #1,000. Aren't grandchildren the greatest!

Anna M said...

A hug in form of gorgeous quilt?

Count me in!

Tima said...

A 1,000 posts!!! WOW!!!Congratulations!That's amazing.xxx

JDaniel4's Mom said...

Congrats! I hope he had a wonderful day!

Laraine Eddington said...

Consider me crossing my fingers! Great giveaway!

Karen Mortensen said...

I am a follower and I want to enter. Congratulations.

LeAnn said...

You are a favorite blogging friend. I have learned so much from you and hope you know how much I appreciate you. Congratulations on 1000 posts; sending my love and hugs to you.

Grandma Honey said...

1000 posts?? Wow, Sue. And just think, that was a 1000 times you made readers smile, or laugh, or just leave with resolve to do better in this world. That's a lotta happiness you have spread around!

Oh those quilts are REALLY nice!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What a wonderful celebration!! Thanks for a chance to win one of these gorgeous quilts. Your blog is a favorite. bbbb

Stacy Crawford said...

Happy blogiversary! Congrats on your posts and diligence.

Thanks for all your lovely comments that make me smile.

Daisy said...

1,000 posts! Wow--that's quite a milestone! Congratulations! I'm over from Becky's blog to say hello.

karen said...

How did I miss this post? Maybe it was when I thought I'd lost my blog. Anyway, consider me entered. And you KNOW I'm a follower. Congratulations on reaching 1000 posts - I've loved every one of them. Yours is the first blog I read every day.
Happy Birthday to Jeremiah. He really is a good looking guy. It's a good thing to be ten. You have such a great family!

taylorsoutback said...

Wow! 1000 posts...that is impressive! Wishing you many happy days ahead of delightful and informative writing.

Farmer's Wyfe said...

1000 posts!!! YIPPEE...that's GREAT!! And what a giveaway! How generous and thoughtful!!! Here's to hopin' I get "hugged" :)

Pondside said...

Happy Birthday to Jeremiah - and please tell him that I LOVE his name.
I somehow missed this post, but am glad I found it. I'd love to win the giveaway, but I think it would be prohibitive to mail such a prize...so maybe I'd drive down to get it!

Caroline said...

Happy Birthday (belated) to your grandson, Jeremiah!

And

HAPPY Blogiversary!!!!

It is always an absolute pleasure to come here, Sue. You are simply the greatest and I feel blessed to know you and to be able to call you my friend. :)

bj said...

Happiest Birthday to your grandboy..:)
Congrats on your 1000th post.
Your giveaway is so generous...and I would dearly LOVE to win a quilt.
Thanks so much for the chance.

I am a follower.....:)Come by sometime.
xo bj

anitamombanita said...

Wow! 1000?! That's awesome. And happy bay Jeremiah!!

Becky Dunham said...

Hi Sue. Becky Povich sent me over to check out your blog. Love the posts I have read. Your grandsons are adorable! Thanks for the chance to win one of these beautiful quilts - that is very generous :)

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

H said...

Happy birthday Jeremiah. Ten is such a cool age to be!

Kristin said...

Count me in! Happy Blog - anniversary to you! Look at all the people whose day is brighter because they stop by for a visit! :D

Kristin

Bethe77 said...

I normally dont get into giveways. I know that sounds funny.And I love quilts! But I always think I dont win anyways. But I think a 1000 is signaficant so Im posting and you can never win if you dont right? Congrats on the 1000 post that is so awesome!
Blessings

Mormon Women: Who We Are said...

Yay for you! 1000 posts...that's quite a milestone!

Cheryl said...

Wow! Get busy living & being grateful & I miss this kind of wonderful.

I'll never make it to 1000. I waffle about even keeping mine going every month or so. This is awesome.

I love the quilts. I'll take both. ::snort::

Happy belated to that handsome young lad.

Andy said...

Hello.
WoW! 1000 posts...that's some milestone you should be proud of.
Happy Blogiversary & best wishes to your grandson! May you both continue to enjoy many many more happy years.

The quilts are beautiful.
Nice photos.
Thanks for sharing & visiting. I appreciate your comment.

Seasons Of Beauty

myorii said...

Wow, am I late or what? Happy blogiversary to you! 1000 posts is quite an achievement if you ask me :) Happy belated birthday to your adorable grandson too!

Susan said...

Congratulations!!! I LOVE that flowery quilt! GORGEOUS. (Already a follower.)

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Happy 1000 post! That is awesome.

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

I follow too.

Jo said...

Oh I am a follower ... for quite a while now! and 1000 posts, that is wonderful! Congratulations Sue!!! I am crossing my fingers!!!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Wow! Happy Blogiversary! And Happy Birthday to Jeremiah!

Oh my goodness! Your quilt giveaways are such amazing "hugs" to give!

I am so happy that I wasnt late in stopping by! I am forever runing "behind"! And I thought I was already a follower! (I have found that has happened to those that I am "classmates" with at Ms. Jenny's! Cuz I visit through the link up that I "think" I've been following!

Blessings & Aloha!
And thank you so much my friend for stopping by last week...yep...I am just now getting around to all the lovely visitors...before another week slips by! Have a wonderful week!

Francisca said...

Sending you a virtual HUG of congratulations for your 1000th, Sue... and for the budding blogging friendship. [I'm late for the draw, but that is quite alright, as I have no need for a quilt here in the tropics and wouldn't want you to spend on the mailing anyway. But your idea is awesome!]

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