trying something new + giveaway

hello Monday!

trying something new
so today…my blog post will have a bit of a different twist to it…
I want to tell you a bit of a story…

trying something new
I started this blog in late January of 2009, one year after my brother passed away…
he would have been so proud of me as he was quite the cutting edge technology guy!
blogging was the rage and I thought it would be fun to share my quilting passion…

trying something new
then in September of 2009, I opened my etsy shop
I had lots of encouragement to begin selling my pieces…
I had been making quilts and runners for gifts for family and friends…
but there is only so much you can give away as gifts, so opening up an online shop seemed like a great idea…
much more doable than attending lots of craft shows with little kids!

trying something new
my shop has done well and has been lots of fun!
so beginning today, I am offering a loyalty program of sorts…

trying something new
for every $40 spent in my etsy shop, I will enclose a $10 gift certificate toward your next purchase…
I wanted a simple way to express my appreciation of the support I have received over the years…

and the giveaway for today…
spy something fun??
leave me a comment to enter…
I will announce a winner on Friday!

Happy Sewing!

ps – remember to stop back here on Friday with your finishes for the week!


20 Responses to trying something new + giveaway

  1. Michele T October 8, 2018 at 5:41 am #

    I’m sure that I was following you from the beginning. I wrote down the names of blogs I wanted to check on regularly. Discovering how to “follow” was a game changer! Lol

  2. Lannie October 8, 2018 at 6:22 am #

    I’m a fairly new follower, but I enjoy all your posts!!

  3. Carol DeLater October 8, 2018 at 8:25 am #

    I’m pretty new here so I was interested to know how and why you started blogging. Thank you for continuing. Loyalty programs are a great marketing tool, though I admit I hate them at the grocery store, lol.
    xx, Carol

  4. Elizabeth October 8, 2018 at 8:47 am #

    Fun green fabrics in your pile.

  5. Lori Smanski October 8, 2018 at 9:34 am #

    this is a wonderful post today. this is also a great encouragement for your etsy shop. hope you do well.
    have a fabulous day

  6. Patti A. October 8, 2018 at 9:59 am #

    Well that sounds like a great idea. So sorry to hear of the reason for starting the blog but I am very glad you did. Continued good luck with it. Not sure what the lines are on the fabric but that and the flowers are great.

  7. Janna October 8, 2018 at 10:00 am #

    I spy sea horse tails in the scraps!

  8. Tannis W October 8, 2018 at 11:36 am #

    Wow, almost 10 years of blogging! Congrats! I love the greens and blues on the scrap pile.

  9. Shirley October 8, 2018 at 3:35 pm #

    What a wonderful way to reward your customers. Congratulations on almost ten years of blogging! Thank you for the opportunity to enter the giveaway.

  10. Lee October 8, 2018 at 4:00 pm #

    Thank you for your generosity! Congrats on so many years of blogging!

  11. Rita Long October 8, 2018 at 4:55 pm #

    Congratulations on all your successes.

  12. Patty October 8, 2018 at 5:41 pm #

    What a generous and wonderful gift to your customers Brooke! Your blog is really fun to read and your projects are very inspiring. I look forward to seeing what new projects you are up to each week!

  13. Kay October 9, 2018 at 4:49 am #

    Congratulations for doing so well and having a great blog which give sis so much inspiration. x

  14. Edith October 9, 2018 at 8:40 am #

    Please, count me in too…

  15. Judy Biggerstaff October 9, 2018 at 1:58 pm #

    Good idea to open the shop online.

  16. Carla Kennedy October 9, 2018 at 2:25 pm #

    Wow how nice. thank you. I may need to start shopping etsy more often. I haven’t had much time to read all the blogs I follow but I’m glad I chose to start back today. I always enjoy your blog. I may not always comment but I here. LOL

  17. minibea12 October 9, 2018 at 9:07 pm #

    So glad your shop is doing well! I spy some cute seahorses!

  18. Julie Struble October 10, 2018 at 11:25 pm #

    Congrats on 10 years and oh my, that pillow!

  19. Beth T. October 11, 2018 at 1:49 am #

    That’s a sweet story. There are so many ways to carry on a legacy. Thank you for sharing that.

  20. Danella October 11, 2018 at 5:17 am #

    Congratulations, your blog posts are very inspiring. You are right about selling online being so much easiet to do than attending fairs, especially if living in rural areas. I love the little elf in his little block of his own with the little quilt with the house. I also love the 3D flower on red background, I would love to have a go at that!
    Thanks for the giveaway.

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