Monday, October 28, 2019

Today is my 10th Blogiversary!


Today is the 10 Year Anniversary of my blog!


I started this humble blog as a personal journal of my quilting Life in the Scrapatch.

As you can see,  my first efforts were small.

For many years I had about 25 followers, all friends from the online forums
where I learned much about quilting.

In a small way, the blog was also my efforts to "give back" or "pay forward" to others
how they helped me on my quilting journey.
So I have offered free patterns and tutorials and tips in my posts
that I hope have been helpful to my readers.

Although I am blessed with many more followers now
I am still a small time blogger in the online quilting world
and that is all I aspire to be.

I am sometimes surprised when I add up all the email, bloglovin', GFC and other followers
 that you add up to almost 3,000 followers.

To celebrate I am hosting this small giveaway.


I found this cute

10 Year Anniversary Magnetic Pin Bowl by Riley Blake 
@ Fat Quarter Shop

and purchased one for me and one for one of my readers.

This Giveaway Now Closed 



Winner Announced Here ~ Katie Q ~ Comment #63

To  be eligible to win this one in the package, I am using my old system of hosting giveaways.

To be eligible to win his giveaway:

please leave one lovely comment!

This offer is open to all, anywhere in the world.

You do not need to be a follower to win.


As a special thanks to my wonderfully supportive followers,

new and old,

I am offering a second chance to win.

If you are a follower, you may leave a 2nd comment 

telling me how you follow.



You do need to leave an email address where I can contact you 
to let you know if you are the lucky winner.

My blog does not allow anonymous comments to keep away the robots.
If you do not have an ID to leave a comment, 
you may email me at

scrapatches@gmail.com

and I will enter your comment for you.

This giveaway closed at midnight EST on Monday, November 4th 
and will be mailed by Saturday, November 9th. 


I will use a random number generator to choose the winner.

I will announce the winner on Tuesday, November 5th. 

Best of luck!

My blog has been a very successful and enjoyable endeavor and hope
this is the start of 10 more wonderful years.

Thank you for reading and supporting my quilty efforts ... <3 

86 comments:

Renee G said...

I haven't seen these pin bowls before. They look like a great idea. rsgrandinetti at yahoo dot com

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Happy 10th blogaversary! How awesome.

Liz Horgan said...

Congratulations!! And thank you for all you do for us!!
Such a cute pin bowl!!

Liz Horgan said...

I follow you by email!

Nancy L said...

I follow you via Bloglovin!!

Nancy L said...

Congratulations on a great anniversary!! I have really enjoyed your blog and all of your inspiring creations!! Here's to the next ten years!!

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Congratulations and thank you for continuing to blog. Blogging is an important part of my life. Do you think that's silly? Well, for the most part I have a cyber kind of friendship with most bloggers I follow that I will never find on FB. Gosh that little magnet dish is cute. I have never seen one decorated especially for sewing.
Have a great day.
xx, Carol

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

I follow you on my blogger dashboard reading list.

Material Girl said...

Very cute magnetic dish! I am trying to be a better follower and leave more comments. Sadly, some weeks that just doesn’t happen. Thank you so much fir sharing your projects and your life. I live where there are no quilt shops, just Joann, so inspiration must come from other sources. I still have a million orojects and ideas but I think that all your blog posts are like a big show and tell. That’s my favorite thing,

Material Girl said...

I follow you on the Feedly app. I love it,never miss a post!

Missy’s Miracle Stitches said...

I love these magnetic pin bowls. Have one for every kind of pin I use!! This one is precious. Congratulations on your anniversary!

Missy’s Miracle Stitches said...

I follow you on Bloglovin!

Sumac said...

Congrats on your tenth!

Sumac said...

Following on bloglovin

Joyce Carter said...

Congratulations on 10 years. That is an awesome number. I hope to be following you many more years to come. So many that I have followed have stopped blogging and I really miss them.
Thank you so much for the chance to win your sweet gift.

Joyce Carter said...

I follow you on Bloglovin.

Scrapatches said...

Email entry from Dorian @ Ridge Top Quilts ... "Happy 10th anniversary my friend!! I hope you have at least 10 more wonderful years blogging. I love popping in to see what you are making and what is going on in your little part of the world." Thank you, Dorian ... :-)

Scrapatches said...

Email entry from Dorian @ Ridge Top Quilts ... Dorian was one of my very first followers and I very much appreciate all her helpful comments over the years ... :)

O'Quilts said...

Ten years...unbelievable...I prob have been here 10 years too...but did not keep track
In those years, quilting and quilting friends have helped keep me saner than I would have been otherwise...Congrats to you xo

cjmont said...

i follow on bloglovin'

cjmont said...

i enjoy your posts a lot, i am like you as i do more crafts than quilt like making cards.

ShirleyC said...
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ShirleyC said...

That pin bowl is adorable! You have a great blog! Congratulations!

ShirleyC said...

I follow you on Bloglovin'!

tac73 said...

Love the pin bowl and enjoy following your blog. Thank you.

tac73 said...

I follow the blog by email.

Joni said...

Congratulations on your blogiversary! I have followed you for years starting my day with your posts. Thank you so much for all that you do and keep up the good works!

Joni said...

Miss P, I follow you via email.

barbara woods said...

thanks for the giveaway

barbara woods said...

follow by GFC

claudia said...

It's been a pleasure reading your blog posts! Happy 10th Blogiversary!!!
Here's to many more!

claudia said...

I also follow you on BlogSpot.com

sue s said...

I just found your blog today with the Novelty Fabrics bloghop. Happy Anniversary! Some day I, too may start a blog.

Rebecca Smith said...

I found you through one of the blog hops, I always look forward to seeing your creativity!

Jayne said...

Congratulations on your anniversary. May there be many more. Thank you for such a lovely giveaway

Laura said...

I am a follower by email.

Laura said...

Ten years is a long time to persist with the creation of a blog. I really appreciate your interesting content. I've also noticed how much you have learned since I've been following. This is an inspiration to me. Wishing for you days filled with quilty lovelies!

RosieGma said...

What a great milestone for you and all your followers.

RosieGma said...

I have been following your quilt adventures with the kitty sidekicks for a while now...so sometimes I look for the kitties first then read your post...lol...heres to another 10 more years...

Natureluvr57 said...

Congratulations and wishing you another wonderful 10 years. What an adorable magnetic pin dish and so sweet to offer it to one of us.

Natureluvr57 said...

I get an email so I don't miss your posts. I'm glad you haven't quit like so many other bloggers. May you have many many more years sharing your adventures with us (along with the kitty pix).

Robin said...

Congratulations and Best Wishes for another 10,hopefully much more. I have enjoyed all of your blog posts. Thank you for your free quilt patterns which I have downloaded and plan to create. Your tips are well explained and helpful to novices along with experienced quilters. This bowl is very cute, it's something I could certainly use. Thanks for having a giveaway. quiltyladyrr at gmail for com

Robin said...

I get an extra comment because I've been following you. YEAH! I follow you on Bloglovin, email, and Instagram. Signed up to follow on Pinterest but you haven't posted anything. Thanks for giving me an extra chance. quiltyladyrr at gmail for com
Not sure if I fixed the non-responder yet.

Farm Quilter said...

Congratulations on 10 years of blogging!!! Thank you for the opportunity to win such an adorable gift!!

Farm Quilter said...

I follow your blog by email...read every day but don't always comment!

fwJIquilter said...

Congrats on 10 years! I enjoy your blog.

fwJIquilter said...

I do follow you by email. Thanks again.

theresa said...

congratulations on ten years. I have been following you for the past few years and enjoy your creativity and life.

OhioLori said...

HAPPY 10th BLOGIVERSARY!! Please keep Blogging...you are a Blessing, with all you share with all of us! :) Thank you! & Thank You for chance to win such an Awesome Give-a-way too :D

OhioLori said...

I follow you thru Email & Bloglovin :)

Kathy E. said...

How awesome to be celebrating 10 years of blogging! I've found lots of inspiration and ideas through the years reading your posts and have enjoyed them all! May you continue your blog and quilting for many more years!
duchick at gmail dot com

Kathy E. said...

I am a Bloglovin' follower of yours!
duchick at gmail dot com

Kay said...

I found your blog through a blog hop, and look forward to finding your posts in my in box. Such a cute giveaway - perfect for your Blogiversary. JIC: my email is marykatherine505@gmail.com

GranChris said...

Happy Blogiversary. I have no idea how I found your blog but it's always fun and interesting. Enjoy the next year and hope we learn something new and of course there will be lots of fabric.

Susan said...

Happy Blogiversary! I found your blog several years ago through a blog hop. I liked what I saw and decided to follow. My husband likes to see the kitties:-)

Susan said...

I follow you via email iwth my yahoo address. I have the google address so I can leave comments.

Rosemary said...

I follow you via email ... Happy Blogiversary ....

Rosemary said...

Those little magnetic pin bowls are adorable AND practical ... How can you lose? Thanks for sharing and Congratulations again!! I love the things you do!!

VA said...

Congrats on 10 years! I'm so happy I found your blog! I'm making your apple crisp recipe today.

VA said...

I follow you by email and on Instagram.

Brenda said...

Congrats on 10 years!
hulseybg at gmail dot com

Brenda said...

I follow your emails.
hulseybg at gmail dot com

KatieQ said...

Congratulations! Once of my favorite things on your blog is the flange binding tutorial. I'll probably never make the Spider Web quilt (although I love it), but it makes me smile everytime I visit your blog.

KatieQ said...

I follow with bloglovin.

Vicki W said...

Congratulations on your blogiversary!I always love checking in to see what you are doing.

Sharon Aurora said...

Congratulations! I have been enjoying your blog for a couple of years now and I thank you for all your posts. You have definitely added to my quilting journey though I have only been quilting a short time.

shades000 at gmail dot com

Sharon Aurora said...

I have been following you via email.
shades000 at gmail dot com

Danette said...

It is a cute pin bowl indeed! That's amazing that 10 years of blogging have gone by! Thank you, peterstankovich@comcast.net

Danette said...

I'm following on bloglovin. Thanks for all the great info on your blog. (I was able to snag one of the "Spooky Boxes" from FQ Shop since you posted so fast that it was available.) Thank you, peterstankovich@comcast.net

Karrin Hurd said...

Happy Blogversary. That is a cute pin bowl!

Karrin Hurd said...

I follow on Bloglovin. Karrinh8@gmail.com

Pamela said...

I follow you on bloglovin, I really enjoy your posts, you are always kind and positive and that's such a refreshing thing in this world! Love the magnet, perfect for your celebration!

Quilting Babcia said...

Ten years is a real milestone in the world of blogging where so many are now choosing the easy route of instagram, etc. I always enjoy reading though admit that I don't comment as often as I should. Congrats on carrying your blog all these years!

Quilting Babcia said...

I follow via my blog dashboard.

Design Originals by KC said...

I follow you on blog lovin... congrats on 10 years blogging too <3 Kathi kathi dot clower66 at gmail dot com is the easiest way to reach me <3

Design Originals by KC said...

I love all your craftiness on your blog... thanks for offering a gift too! Congrats :) Kathi kathi dot clower66 at gmail dot com

Jeneta said...

I follow you via email.

Jeneta said...

I love your reasons for blogging and always enjoy your posts.

GranChris said...

I forgot to tell you I follow on Bloglovin. Best wishes for another 10.

Lori Smanski said...

Congrats on 10 years. This is so sweet.
quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

Lori Smanski said...

I follow you by email. I love your posts. There is always something that I can take away from them. Thank you. quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

theresa said...

congratulations on ten years I have been following you for the last couple of years and hopefully for many to come.

Dwbuckie said...

Beautiful little bowl! Congratulations of 10yrs blogging.

Dwbuckie said...

I follow you on Bloglovin dwbuckie@icloud.com. I also live in MA

Anonymous said...

That is the cutest pin cushion.....thanks for the giveaway and congratulation on ten year...nboettiger at comcast dot net

Anonymous said...

adorable pin cushion congratulations on ten years and thanks for the giveaway
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