Saturday, February 08, 2014

Celebration Time 2014

February 11th is Penny's fifth birthday.  I can't believe my baby is five.  Doesn't it seem like just yesterday when I brought her home?


She's decided to be a bad girl because her birthday is coming up.  Last night I got home from work and there was a 25 lb. bag of dog food spilled all over the kitchen.  I left the pantry door ajar and she must have decided she was hungry! 

February 11th is also the eighth anniversary of LA Quilter!  Wow, eight years!  I hope the next eight will bring LOTS of quilting!

To celebrate the day, Penny picked out a fat quarter tower to give away.  She's awfully generous with my stash, isn't she?!!



 
 
Esprit de Noel by French General for Moda.  I'd say Penny has good taste!
 
All you have to do is leave a comment here to be entered in the drawing for the tower.  I'll randomly pick a name Tuesday night when I get home from work.
 
Please be sure that there is a way for me to contact you in your comment. 
 
Good luck!

119 comments:

Perry said...

happy anniversary to both of you! I like Penny's choice of fabric too. :) Glad you are doing better this year. Last year was a tough one for you I know.

Anonymous said...

wow! Penny knew what material I have been wishing for! Doris

Kate said...

Happy birthday to Penny and your blog! I hope the next five/eight years bring just as much sewing, fabric, and dog food! :)

Melanie said...

What a Petite Lady! She's Beautiful....You keep her so slim! Happy Quilting and Happy Birthday.

Carol said...

Happy Birthday Penny! My goodness I can't believe she's 5 already...I agree I feel like you were just picking her up a month or so ago.

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Oooh Penny I love your taste in fabric!!! Now if you could just slip my name out of that hat, I'd send you some treats! LOL Seriously, I love following your blog~ the adventures of Penny and Mom's quilting~ way fun! Happy birthday/anniversary!

Suzy said...

Happy Anniversary to you and Happy Birthday to Penny! P.S. I LOVE French General. Penny has good taste. LOL. :o)

Cathy said...

Wishing both of you a happy anniversary. And French General, one of my favorites!

Paula, the quilter said...

Happy birthday to Penny and a happy blog overspray to you!

Emily said...

Happy Anniversary and thanks for the chance to win your give-away! Happy Birthday to Penny!

Paula, the quilter said...

Omg. Not blog overspray but blogiversary.

Sandy Rowe said...

Happy birthday Penny! I must commend you for your wonderful taste in fabric, fantastic!

Anonymous said...

Penny has good taste, as do you! Happy anniversary to both of you.

Lisa
Lalexander733(at)gmail(dot)com

Krystena said...

Happy Birthday, Happy Anniversary!!

Kigwit said...

Congratulations on eight years!! That's really impressive.

I hope Penny isn't suffering from any ill effects from her giant snack.

Baskets Of Quilts said...

Happy birthday penny and happy anniversary!

Gwen said...

Happy Birthday, Penny! Heidi and Beau send puppy kisses!

Mary Truax said...

Happy blog Anniversary, Vicky! Happy Birthday Penny! Thank You for the opportunity to win such lovely fabric.

tpott said...

Happy Anniversary Vicky! I hope there are many more years of your blog, I'd miss it too much. Happy 5th Birthday to Penny, you're so cute. I know that your mommy didn't mean to leave the door open and we understand that all that good food was just so tempting. You just can't stay mad at that cute little face. ;-> Happy! Happy! Enjoy, Toni Anne

Deb Ash said...

Happy Birthday to Penny and Happy blogversity to you! I've enjoyed reading your blog for at least 5 years (I can remember when you got Penny!). Keep up the blogging.

Dianne Mitzel said...

Penny is a very generous girl! Hope I get this windfall of fabric goodness..she is beautiful and I enjoy your blog so much.
diannemitzel1@hotmail.com

Winona said...

Happy birthday Penny, and happy anniversary to you. Penny has excellent taste. LOL

momquilter said...

I guess I have been reading your blog for awhile! I do remember when you got Penny! I do enjoy your blog. Hope you are feeling well.

Jo Anna

Kelly Grace said...

Happy Birthday Penny and congrats on 8 years of blogging!

Adele said...

Congrats to you and Penny and please thank her for choosing such a generous prize!

Miss Jean said...

A great big hug and Happy Birthday to Miss Penny! She is such an adorable little girl. I'm sure it must have been someone else who got into the dog food. Certainly, not her. Happy Anniversary to you on your blog as well!!!

WoolenSails said...

Happy Birthday to Penny! Adorable photo, she looks like a sweet pup. And she is very generous, love the fabric she picked out.

Debbie

Carol said...

Penny has impeccable taste - just like her owner! Happy birthday to Penny and happy blogaversary to you!

Skagit Foster Horses For Adoption said...

Happy Birthday Penny! My puppy Sparky is celebrating his 1st birthday on the 15th....and totally understand how they seem to grow up so quickly......

Barb in Mi said...

Happy birthday to Penny and Happy anniversary to you! Wow, that's a lot of years for blogging, congrats! Since Peggy had her dog food bag, what 'bag' of goodies are you going to get???
And on top Penny has excellent taste in fabrics - Beautiful bundle!

Susan Smith said...

OOOH, I love this bundle! Happy anniversary to you! Thanks for the chance to win some yumminess!

Yole said...

Congratulations! And thank you for the chance to win. I used yo live in CA.

FrancisMoore said...

Happy Birthday to Penny and Happy Anniversary on your blog. fmoore11589@comcast.net

Marilyn said...

Happy Celebration to both of you. She is so darn cute and Vicky, just are just too sweet! You are cute too!

Matilda Wingie said...

tilliejanegal@gmail.com
Fabric bundle looks "yummy" and a great winter blahs solution. Too many cold days here in Manitoba, Canada already. Love that cute "doxie" doggie.

Linda Enneking said...

congratulations on eight years of blogging. I have only been reading it for a short time, but really enjoy it. The fabric looks very nice as all the French General lines are. I have not had the opportunity to use any of them, maybe I will be lucky enough to get a chance now.

Cathy said...

Happy birthday to your sweet puppy! Happy blogaversary to!

Cathy said...

Happy Birthday Penny! Thanks for a chance at the giveaway... I happen to love doxies (I have 3!) And I love French General!!

carla said...

Happy Birthday to Penny and she does have good taste!!! Congrats on eight years that is a great milestone!!! Thanks for the fun!!!

Peggy said...

Penny certainly does hve good taste!! Happy anniversary and Happy Birthday to both of you!

Linda in PA said...

A happy birthday to Penny! She is so cute! Happy blogaversary to you. Penny chose great fabric. I'm sure that it would love to live at my house. Thanks for the giveaway.

Dee said...

Happy birthday Penny! Time just passes so quickly. I have one who is about to turn 5 as well and I still think of him as a kitten. Congratulations on the blogaversary as well!

Ruth K said...

She is very generous and on top of that; it has great taste!. Thanks for the chance and mostly: Happy Blog-Anniversary. Hugs: Ruth

Mary said...

Happy Birthday Penny! February 11 th would have been my Dad's 86th birthday. You share the same birthdate. You have excellent taste in fabric! French General fabric is always a favorite for me. Congratulations on the blog anniversary as well. it is raining cats and dogs up here. Hope it ends down your way, I know you are dry too.

Best Wishes,
Mary

badlandsquilts said...

Congratulations...hope you have a special celebrations for you both!

Carolyn said...

Wow, 5 years already? Happy birthday to Penny and happy anniversary to you!

Karen said...

Happy birthday!
I love, love, love French general and would have fun making a quilt with the fabrics.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to Penny, Happy Anniversary to you, and I love that fabric.
Hope you are feeling better.
Loretta

Lwebre6@yayoo.com

Lisa said...

Happy birthday Penny! Love French General.

Lori said...

Happy birthday Penny, you bad dog!! I can't believe its been five years.

Leah Spencer said...

Hard to believe it's been 5 years of Penny! :)

Sylvia M. said...

Happy Birthday to Penny and Happy Anniversary to you! Love keeping up with both of you and your adventures.

Pat Seidle said...

Penny looks like such a sweetheart! Happy Birthday Penny!

Jess said...

Happy Birthday sweet Penny and Happy Anniversary to you!

Jess

Kyle said...

Leaving you both good wishes for an exciting new year. Love the fabric choice!

Sharon said...

Yes, Penny has good taste, she picked you! Happy Bday and I look forward to many more years of your blog!

Glenda in Florida said...

Happy Birthday to Penny, and happy anniversary to you! I can't believe how fast the time has gone. I'll be reading as long as you keep posting--here's to many more years!

Waddlles said...

Love Penny's choice of fabric. We have Irish Creme long-hair and I love the Penny blogs.

Waddlles said...

Happy Birthday Penny. You sure are a cutie! Love your choice of fabric and that you are a little mischievious... Glad your mom is feeling better after last year...

Elaina D said...

Penny is so cute and what an entertaining busy bee! We have a couple doxie mixes and boy are they diabolical, I mean creative:) Happy anniversary!

Vicki said...

Happy blogiversary! And Happy Birthday to Penny! I love reading your blog, and thank Penny for her excellent choice in fabric, and you for this generous giveaway. I hope the next years bring more sewing, fabric and good health to you! All the best from one Vicki to another! (even though our spelling is different!)

Laura in IA said...

Oh my, so much to celebrate and you are doing it in a big way. As a relatively new reader I wish you many more years of happy blogging and many more birthdays to Penny. Should I be so lucky find me at lhs4664@q.com Thanks for the opportunity to win such a generous gift.

gailss said...

yes, "Happy Anniversary" to you and Penny....oh, her choice in fabric is perfect and my kind of pay!
Thanks, Gil

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the chance to win! Happy anniversary and happy birthday.
Laurie
lrush78@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your anniversary! I love your blog.....and happy birthday, Penny!
Bev/mo
Beverly005@centurytel.net

Monica said...

Happy birthday to Miss Penny!

Every time I see a picture of her, I remember back to my grandparents' dachshund Fritzi. He was such a cool little dog. We always had so much fun playing with him.

Mary said...

Happy birthday, Penny, and happy blog anniversary! Thank you for sponsoring this celebration giveaway!

candy said...

Penny does have great taste! Happy birthday and happy anniversary! Thanks for the chance.

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary and Happy Birthday to Penny.I,ve been reading your blog for about a year and really enjoy it.Glad you are feeling better.Penny has wonderful taste and I just couldn;t resist commenting.Thank You, paaw1960@yahoo.com

Maureen M said...

Congratulations! I have only been reading your blog for about a year, but I always look forward to your posts. Happy Birthday Penny.

Anne said...

Wow, your puppy does everything in a big way, doesn't she! Big bags of food, big piles of fabric...

Ann said...

My sister had a dog do that except with a 25 lb bag of potting soil. :) Happy birthday to Penny and happy blog-iversary to you!

Darling Jill Quilts said...

Happy birthday to sweet Penny!! And happy blogiversary to you! From me, Max and Maisy and Lula!!

Unknown said...

I can't beleive I have been reading you for 5 years. Time has flown bye. Love the fabric.

Faithful Quilter:Elaine's Journey said...

Happy Birthday to Penny and Happy Blog Anniversary to you! Penny is a Fabric Diva by the looks of the fabric she choose... It's fabulous!

Dottie @ Tadlafleur said...

Happy Birthday to Penny and Happy Anniversary to you. Dottie

Clare Bogusz said...

Happy Birthday to Penny and a Happy Anniversary Vicky on your blog. You inspire me everytime I read your posts. Keep on blogging for many years to come.
Clare

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Penny. Never owned a tower and it looks delicious.
Thanks for the chances. A quilter who does NOT want the cure.
Diann/KY
quiltymama@hotmail.com

Ardeth said...

I have your blog bookmarked with a Daisy, the dog you had when you started the blog. Thanks for all the quilting interests you have provided during that time.

cathy said...

Happy Birthday Penny..
Happy Anniversary to you too Vicky.Glad to see that you are feeling better after surgery... I have read your blog for several yrs...and I think that Penny is so nice and considerate to offer mom's wonderful fabric..

Rebecca Stevens said...

Happy Birthday Penny, you truely do have good taste (no pun intended). And Happy Anniversary to you!. What a great opportunity, thanks for a chance at the give away. rhoystevens at gmail dot com

Lynne in Hawaii said...

Egads...4 for Penny and 8 for the blog? Time flies when you are having fun! Happy Birthday Penny! Happy Blogaversary Vicky! Aloha from Hawaii Nei.

Renegade Quilter said...

Got to love our pets!!!! Great choice Penny. Thanks for the giveaway!!!

Cinda said...

Oh, I love being a winner, just like penny loves being a weiner. Happy birthday to your long little doggie.

dortha said...

Happy birthday to Penny. Happy blog birthday to you. I do enjoy seeing what you are working on or buying. Thank you for the chance.

Anonymous said...

Its been 5 years...wow..time flies...love the tower!
......... Pat bauml@telus.net

Churn Dash said...

Happy birthday and happy blogversy.

Helen

ledamewood said...

Happy Birthday to Penny. She's so cute, like you I can't believe she's 5. And happy blogiversary. It's been a pleasure following you, and you are so generous to share your fabric tower - yikes, I love this stuff. Thanks for the chance to win.

Kathleen said...

Happy birthday and anniversary. I love reading your blog.

Colleen said...

Oh my gosh that is such an adorable picture of Penny! Happy birthday to Penny and Happy Blogiversary to her mom!

helen said...

Cheers Penny remember dogs rule cats drool!

CindyB said...

Penny is so cute! I would love to win her choice. Suzanne

shelley said...

5 - 8- 11, counting by threes! There must be something significant about that! Happy, happy to you and Penny. Thanks for sharing your days with us on your blog. I would love to win some of your stash. I admire it from afar.

Sherrill said...

Ooo, that Penny!! Gotta love her, she has such fab taste! That picture almost looks like she's feeling a little guilty (tho I rather doubt it! HA). Happy birthday/anniversary and thanks so much for a wonderful, most generous giveaway

Shari Sherman said...

Happy Anniversary, Vicky, and Happy early Birthday, Penny! I LOVE FRENCH GENERAL, and thank you for the opportunity!

robin chapa said...

Happy Birthday, Penny! Happy Anniversary to you! What a generous give away-- thank you!
~robin
welchrobin@Hotmail.com

Kristy said...

Happy Birthday Miss Penny and Congrats on the blog Vicky! You are always so generous in your giveaways! Thanks so much- K-
lkw2x6-apq@yahoo.com

PJ said...

Happy Birthday to Penny. And Congrats on your blog anniversary! Wishing for many more years of both . . . seems like it was just the other day when . . .

quilt for fun said...

Happy birthday to Penny. Hope I can celebrate, too, with that fabulous fabric.

quilter said...

I can't believe Penny is 5 years old...I remember reading your blog at that time! We had to put our Schultzy on a diet and he decided to just eat out of the bag! Would love to win the fabric tower, I don't have any of this fabric and I love reds.

Gloria
gyates625@bellsouth.net

Susie said...

Happy birthday Penny and Happy blog birthday too. Love the fabric and would looooovve to win. Thanks for a great blog.

cakegirl said...

Penny selected my favorite line for the giveaway! Thanks, cutie!

Sherry said...

Happy Birthday Penny!

You and my Bailey must have been in cohoots since he got into something overnight. . . the only thing left this morning was 2 cellophane papers and some tissue!

Congratulations on the milestone blogiversary! I guess I have been reading for about that long also!

It is a definite wonder as to where the time goes!

tahoe34 said...

Congrats on your baby's birthday! My shitzu just turned seven and I feel like I got him yesterday! Thanks also to Penny for the fun giveaway!

hadacres said...

Oh my goodness what a bad little birthday girl. I bet she looked at you as if to say but it just exploded, honestly mom that's what happened! I so enjoy reading your blog hard to believe it's been 8 years, were does the time go!

Deb said...

That onry Penny! Here's wishing her a happy birthday early! She's a cutie. My doxie Molly that looks just like your Penny will be 10 in June, I can't believe she's that old already!

Louisa said...

Yay! Quilting time zips by!

Anonymous said...

Hey neighbor (I live in Alta Loma)

Would love to take that fabric off your hands.

Happy Birthday Penny!

asilva@mail.cvhp.org

Courtenay Hughes said...

Happy Anniversary and Happy Birthday Penny! We have 2 dachshunds- and love them to death!

Quilt Monkey said...

Happy Anniversary and Birthday! I'm mostly a lurker, but I think I've been reading your blog about as long as you've had it. I also started a blog in 2006. Time sure flys by. Thanks for all of the inspiration and Penny (eye) candy!

Fan4may said...

Wow Penny does have great taste! Happy Anniversary! Fan4may at aol dot com

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Penny. Thanks for the draw, beautiful fabric!debbiequilter

barbaraw said...

Happy Birthday Penny, and many more! Love your choice of fabric

Diane said...

Well, happy happy to both of you!!! Time flies by so quickly. I will celebrate 4 years with my two chihuahua babies shortly and I can't believe it. Time really does fly...

suz said...

wow, it seem like yesterday that Penny came home with you! She's a sweetie. Hope the next 8 blogging years bring you lots of quilty fun and button pushing!

Karen said...

Happy anniversary. We should be giving you a gift, but thank you for this give away.

Becky Rabalais said...

Happy Birthday, dear Penny!!!! Rusty says, "He adores younger women." Hope you have a "treat" to celebrate!

Anitra said...

Great quilts! Found your blog by way of the cupcakes 'n daisies blog. Happy birthday to Penny! :D
And thanks for the great giveaway. anitramstevens at yahoo dot com

PJ said...

Happy Birthday to your pretty Penny. How can she be 5 years old already! Coagulations on blogging for 8 years. Here's to many more 8's to come. I've so enjoyed your adventures with Penny and quilting. Great fabric choice, one of my favorites.