Blogiversary One – The Day Has Come

Here we are folks! Today is the day I celebrate my first blogiversary! What a year it has been! I finished nine quilts, numerous bee blocks, started works-in-progress, designs storming my brain, hosted a quilt along, written one hundred and seventy blog posts, created tutorials, made countless quilting friends, and have travelled the world and back all for the sake of this crazy thing we call quilting. Whew! Yes, that deserves some fireworks!
So it’s pretty much expected that you giveaway something on your blogiversary, right? I could give you fabric, and I know you’d love it. But, I’m gonna do you one better. I want to give you a piece of me! So if you want some of this, leave any sort of comment on this post. If you win, I’ll shake off some of my glitter, bottle it up, and send it anywhere in the world to you. Everyone needs a little Molli B. Sparkles in their life! (You have until Tuesday when I’ll announce the lyric post winner, the #MSBHQAL test block winner, and this, the blogiversary winner!)
I’ve posted this before, and you’ve probably seen it before, but it is worth repeating, especially on a day like today. You, my readers, give me faith, and energy to keep creating, keep writing, keep photographing, and keep workin’ it like I’m workin’ a pole. To you, I have to say a big giant, neon, glittery, sparkle-tastic thank you! Please know you are special because you are who you are, and that is good enough. Embrace you, because you’re the only you you’ve got. 
Don’t let anyone ever dull your sparkle!
This about sums up what I feel like right now! The only way is up! Let’s go!
Just got results back! It's not cancer!!! :D
Year one: over and out.

79 Responses

  1. Wow! Am I first? I love being first :-)). And I love sparkles! Thanks for a great blog. Mary in Boston.

  2. Congrats Molli! I'm so happy for you on your blogiversary! I really appreciate all the encouragement you pour out to us readers through your posts. I look forward to being a follower for many more years to come, God willing. Thank you!

  3. Anita C says:

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! (Picture the glitter flying through the air here.) Sooooo look forward to the coming years.

  4. Pat says:

    Happy Blogiversary!! I really don't know exactly how I stumbled into your sparkly blogosphere, but I'm so glad I did. 😀

  5. Leigh Anne says:

    Sparkle on! Congratulations on your blogiversary!!!

  6. Tiffany says:

    I'm a new follower – but congrats all the same! 😀

  7. Jenna says:

    Wonderful blog! I am sad I did not find this "home" earlier! Congratulations!

  8. Janet M. says:

    Happy Blogiversary!

  9. May you have at least one hundred more b-anniversaries #!}

  10. Esther F. says:

    Happy anniversary!
    "Van harte gefeliciteerd! "
    Esther
    Ipatchandquilt

  11. Congrats and thanks for the encouragement! We all need to hear that once in a while.

  12. Congratulations on one year of this fabulous sparkletastic quilting journey! You totally inspire me!

  13. Emily says:

    Well glitter my buns and call me a disco! It's been a year already?! You are an amazing quilter, and an equally amazing blog-ographer. Thanks for sharing all of your hard work with the world!

  14. Lynda says:

    congrats on your anniversary – I am a new follower but have enjoyed your recent experiences – hope to get busy on your new quilt-a-long….love the back of your bloom bloom pow quilt. Some day I hope to jump into the improve pool.

  15. pennydog says:

    Happy blogiversary! Don't enter me in the draw though. Seriously. My OH is phobic of the stuff!

  16. Congratulations and may we be celebrating this date for years to come!

  17. Mindy Hu says:

    LOVE THIS! I want some of that magical glitter!

  18. Vera says:

    Oh boy you are so ahead of us 🙂 If you can shake off some pink shade count me in for your giveaway, lol.

  19. Connie says:

    Congrats on your blogiversary! I just found your blog yesterday and I'm really enjoying it!

  20. Congrats!!! I just found you and I love you already. Your blog is so fun to read. I would love to have some of that glitter on me also.

  21. cherylj says:

    Happy Anniversary! I am so happy I found your blog, you make me smile with every post.

  22. charlotte says:

    I am happy to have found your blog. Sparkle on.

  23. charlotte says:

    I am happy to have found your blog. Sparkle on.

  24. giddy99 says:

    Happy happy sparkles, and many more years of happy happy sparkles to you!

  25. Jenny L says:

    Happy anniversary! I'm a new follower, but I really enjoy your blog!

  26. What a fabulous year it has been too… you have added so much glitter, sparkle and laughter into my quilting world.

  27. Kelsey says:

    Happy happy blogiversary! Congrats on killing it in year 1! Looking forward to seeing what you have planned in the years to come.

  28. Katy Cameron says:

    Happy bloggiversary! Are you back with Mr Sparkles yet, or still spreading your joy around Japan?

  29. Deb says:

    Happy Blogiversary and wishing you many more! I'm working away on my quilt along blocks. one purple, two pink, and finishing up my two red – they're wonderful and really fun to make!

  30. andri. says:

    Happy blogiversary, Molli! I bet you're having so much fun in japan now:)

  31. Happy Blogin-versary. It tis a wonderful day because I can celebrate your 1 year in blog life and my son's 36th year in my life! YAY Sept 7th!

  32. Trudie says:

    Happy Blogiversary! You have made me learn, laugh, smile and be more confident in my quilting since I found your blog. Here's to many more sparkling and enlightening years of blogging from you.

  33. Happy Blogiversary!!! What an exciting year for you! Here's to many more!

  34. Becca says:

    Well a sparkly congrats to you. Shine on.

  35. memmens says:

    Congratulations on a very sparkly year and here's to many more!

  36. Aimee G says:

    Congrats. I just found you a few days ago, & really enjoy your style already

  37. Happy blogiversary! Sparkle on, Molli.

  38. So glad I have found your sparkly blog, Ms. Molli! Your strips are headed in the mail to you now – enjoy!!

  39. The O's says:

    Happy one and here's to two! Can't wait to read the adventures of the next 365 days. Although very spoilt with daily installments it's going to be hard to go back to crossing my fingers when my blog feed lands in my inbox. Love your work Molli! XXX

  40. Mishi Kichi says:

    Oh my Unicorns! A year already! How glitter flies when ur havin' fun 😉 congratulations molli and thankyou for spreading your shine xo

  41. Janarama says:

    Happy Blogiversary!!! Though I only found you about a month ago, I've been loving what I see and read. Here's to many, many more years! Cheers.

  42. Congratulations on reaching your 1 year milestone. Have fun and enjoy!!

  43. Mina says:

    Congratulations on your anniversary! Keep on Sparklin!

  44. Flo says:

    I just found your blog and love it!! Congratulations on your first anniversary! Like they say in New Orleans "Laissez les bons temps rouler"!

  45. RobinSue says:

    Congrats on year 1 – I love your sparkle, shine and fabulous personality!

  46. Jenny says:

    Congrats! I came over for your Union Jack tutorial and got lured in by all the fun. Keep on keeping on.

  47. Sooli says:

    Happy Blogiversary you little Sparkler you! In honour of your anniversary my friend is throwing a party (well okay its because she's turning 50 but if she knew you it would be for your blogiversary) so I'll be sure to raise a glass of bubbles for you tonight! Sparkle on!

  48. Dawn says:

    Happy Blogiversary!! I may not always comment on your blog posts but I always try to read all of them. You never fail to make my day sparkle. Thanks!

  49. Am L says:

    Congrats on your Blogiversary! You have definitely added sparkle to the quilt-blog world, and I always look forward to reading your next post. Thank you for the laughs, smiles, inspiration and always some sparkle!

  50. Salley says:

    Molli You are so much fun…. Well done on spreading the sparkly lurve!

  51. Bender says:

    Congratulations, shady lady! Let no one put out that spark!

  52. Susan R says:

    Congratulations on your first year Molli! I too love anything that sparkles; I even use eyeshadow that sparkles and I'm a senior. I hope you have another wonderful year; I'm so glad I found this blog!

    ps: I love your quilting too!

  53. Needled Mom says:

    Happy blogaversary. I am new here over from Connie's blog.

  54. Ruth says:

    Hope in addition to fireworks there's cake and ice-cream where you are. Can't have a blog birthday party without cake and ice-cream! Happy Blogiversary!

  55. What a great giveaway and blogiversary idea! Yay! I love reading your blog!

  56. Althea Dene says:

    I just found your blog yesterday thanks to Connie. On your blog, I spent two glorious hours reading (and laughing), beginning with your very first blog. I have to say, it was so great to be lost in time, that magical time when we have no other thoughts going on, just absorbed in the present moment. You make us feel so good. Thanks for the sparkles and glitter! It is life-changing! Happy Day!

  57. Just found your blog, and on your blogaversary! Congratulations, Mr. Sparkles. 🙂
    BB

  58. MsMidge says:

    Happy blogging Joshua xx

  59. Pip says:

    The year has flown by so quickly, may you have many more. I can't help wondering which "piece of me" you will be parting with, Tuesday can't come soon enough.

  60. Lindi says:

    Happy Blogaversary! Raising my sparkling champagne filled glass to toast many more. 😉

  61. Laura says:

    what a year! You're truly amazing 🙂

  62. Kirsten says:

    Happy blogiversary! I always enjoy reading your fabulously fun blog:)

  63. Rita says:

    Happy, happy, happy blogiversary! I love all the sparkly fabulousness you spread each time you post! I ogle each picture and read every word you write. Not quite stalking you yet, but ya better watch out!

  64. Green says:

    Happy blogiversary!!! You are sparkle-tastic!

  65. Happy bloggiversarry! From this slightly hesitant newbie quilter, your sparkly, adventurous self and how you share it with us all has made me laugh and given me more confidence in entering quilt-land! May you have many more rainbow-filled years!

  66. Congrats from a new follower. Love your sparkle!

  67. Paula says:

    I'm playing catchup today so a little late to the party. Thanks for a brilliant first year of blogging and a huge sparkly blogiversary to you. Keep on Sparkling!

  68. Sam says:

    Happy blogoversary! Recently discovered your fantastic blog, looking forward to the QAL 🙂

  69. cakegirl says:

    happy Blogiversary and thanks for a great giveaway.

  70. Thanks to you, my world has been sparkle-fied and glitterized. I will never forget that first exchange and I don't know what the quilting world would be like without your hilarious posts. Thank you for bring so much love and laughter into my week – until we can finally meet in person, sparkle on, my friend! Congrats on a year. Here's to many, many, many more!

  71. Jane S. says:

    Happy Blogiversary and thank YOU for all the inspiration you provide. 🙂

  72. Karrie S says:

    I just recently found your blog. Happy BLogiversary!! I think it's so awesome that you accomplished so much in one year! I can't wait to see what you do in Year 2!!

  73. bee says:

    happy blog-versary – it deserves a dance of sparkles and then perhaps some more quilting….

  74. mbartholomew says:

    Happiest Bloggy-versary! Thanks for always adding a little sparkle to my day.

  75. Amy says:

    Happy, happy, bloggiversary! Is it auspicious that you started blogging on my hubby's birthday? Perhaps adding energy and light to his day, which is normally reserved and mellow. (Did I mention that I've read some of your entries aloud to him?) Thanks for the bright spot in the blogosphere! Here's to many more!

  76. Althea Dene says:

    Hey! Anybody home? Hello??
    Oh well, I'll just leave a message. I didn't realize that I was a "No-reply" Blogger. So, I got it all straighten out, (I think, maybe, I did). Anyhow, I found great help at: http://anyonecandecorate.blogspot.com/2012/09/are-you-no-reply-blogger-how-to-fix.html….so I thought I share the site. Have a great day and Shine On!

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