Happy Bloggiversary to Meeeee

It seems that several folks on the interwebs have their bloggiversaries in January (which isn’t surprising in the least).

But it’s strange to think that I’ve been blogging for 2 years now!  I was very hesitant to start one up in the first place, but my dear husband Felix was the greatest motivator to get me to have one of my very own.  So thank you Felix!  You continue to motivate me and challenge me to change it up and have fun.

I’d also like to give a huge shout out to:


You guys have become one of the main reasons why I’m still blogging!  Sure, I’d still be blogging about this or that, but you are they peeps that really make my site come to life and make it so much more fun.  So thank you dearly, from the bottom of my heart.

What celebration wouldn’t be complete without a present?!  In honor of 2 years’ worth of blogging, I’m giving myself a gift but also giving you a gift!  *Wooot*

I’ve been purchasing Threads Magazine at the store for quite some time now, but silly me, I don’t have a subscription.  Somehow I’ve never just sucked it up and paid for the full year at once.

So I’ve decided to buy myself a subscription to Threads and also buy 1 lucky winner a subscription too (or a knitting magazine of your choice if you’d prefer that instead.)

To participate in the Giveaway:

  • Please leave a comment letting me know how you first found my blog and how long you’ve been stopping by (if you can remember, that is).

Good luck everyone! I’ll be announcing the randomly choosen winner on Monday morning, January 28th (and will cut-off giveaway entries by 11pm on January 27th).

As always my giveaway is open to anyone, no matter where you live; since I’m pretty sure Threads magazine ships everywhere.

Last but not least, here’s the link to my very first blog post.  Happy reading and thanks again for being a fan of Zilredloh,

P.S.  My blog is pronounced *Zill-red-low*.

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Comments (109)

  1. lovely prize! does it work for us internationals? I think i have been reading for about 6 months (but i only really started reading blogs about 9 months ago). i can’t remember where i heard about yours tho – sorry! sure it will be from a link on someone else’s blog, but no idea what!

  2. Jane January 21, 2013 — 7:51 AM

    Happy blogiversary! I probably stumbled upon your blog while looking for a vintage sweater pattern. Thank you for all the sharing you do!

  3. G January 21, 2013 — 7:51 AM

    Happy blogiversary! If they do ship everywhere, I’m in! Lovely blog!

  4. Laura January 21, 2013 — 7:53 AM

    Aw congrats on two years!

    I’ve probably only been reading for three months or so… Gradually working my way through your older posts while I wait for the bus.

    And I honestly can’t remember how I found it in the first place. Through a link on someone else’s blog. But no idea whose blog. :-P

    I love it though, you’ve inspired me to try knittkng!

  5. Happy day! Lucky for the rest of us that you’re part of this community. I think I started following your blog around the time you posted your Minoru pattern test jacket. Didn’t Tasia feature it on her blog? Anyway, congrats and thanks for the generous giveaway opportunity!

  6. Suzie January 21, 2013 — 8:01 AM

    Yeay – happy bloggiversary to you! I would guess that I have probably been following along with your journey from nearly the beginning…and your blog is definiately one of my favourites!!! No idea where I found you though…I probably clicked on a comment you left somewhere.
    And what a brilliant and super generous giveaway! If you honestly don’t mind having ppl from overseas joining in (I’m in the UK), then I would love to put my name in the hat for this!

  7. Litchi January 21, 2013 — 8:06 AM

    Happy bloggiversary! Starting the blog with pictures of bunny, that was a great idea ;) (yeah, I must admit, I’m a bunny owner and bunny fan…). I love reading your “sewing adventures” and I hope you will go on for a long time.
    Hope I will win your giveaway (even if I never win anything at random :'( )

    1. Litchi January 26, 2013 — 3:52 AM

      I realize I forgot to say how I found your blog and how long it was since I read you… But I can’t remember! At least since your Briar Rose jumper, but I think it was before that. And I must have found you from a link in another blog.

  8. Happy blog birthday Liz! I honestly can’t remember how I came to your blog but it was definitely through sewing! I think it was via Burda and your pleated skirt? My bloggiversary is in March (2 years too!) and I’ve been reading most of that time. I love the friendly warmth of your log and the knowledge you share (I’ve referred to your godet posts a lot!). So, happy blog birthday and thank you!

  9. Brandy January 21, 2013 — 8:30 AM

    I have been following you for quite some time. I think that I got linked over after I saw you on another blog where you had sewn some of the collette patterns.
    I love your blog, though you are so very talented both sewing and knitting that is makes me a little jealous :) Happy bloggerversary. I wish you many more to come

  10. Ginny January 21, 2013 — 8:44 AM

    Happy bloggiversary Liz! I think it’s been a year or more I’ve been following you now, though I can’t remember how I came across your blog. Probably a link from someone else’s blog, but however it was I’m glad I did. I always enjoy your posts and you blog is really lovely. Keep up the good work, and thank you!

  11. Katherine January 21, 2013 — 9:04 AM

    Happy bloggiversary! 2 years, wow! My personal attempts never last that long, as i have a bad case of the buy-a-journal-and-use-it-for-two-months syndrome. . .

    I’ve been following you for probably 4 months now I guess – I found a link to you from the http://blog.bygumbygolly.com/ blog. I initially came for the lovely vintage knitting patterns, and stayed for the bunnies and lovely dresses.

    Here’s to many more years of knitting and sewing!

  12. Victoria January 21, 2013 — 9:17 AM

    Hi Liz
    Congrats on your blogiversary! Your blog was the first one I got into, and it opened me to the world of inspiration on various vintage sewing and knitting blogs. I think I found your blog within a few months of its inception, as I remember being disappointed there were only a few posts to read. I don’t remember how I found your blog, but it may have been when looking for vintage patterns.

    Thanks for writing about all your projects!


  13. Karin January 21, 2013 — 9:20 AM

    Happy Blogiversary! I don’t remember how long or how I found your blog…I guess that means it’s been a while now:-)
    I am sure that I found your blog through sewing. I sew a lot more than I knit.

  14. Stacie January 21, 2013 — 9:48 AM

    What a great giveaway! I was a lurker, and then started my blog the March after you started yours. There were a lot of great blogs and it seemed like a great way to meet like minded people and pick their brains.

  15. gMarie January 21, 2013 — 9:50 AM

    Happy Blogging! Isn’t it fun? I can’t remember how I found you or how long ago. Possibly a link from Meg? What a lovely contest – but please don’t enter me. I get Threads, and Burda, and Interweave, and Cooking Light – I think I’m magazined out. g

  16. Salma January 21, 2013 — 9:51 AM

    Congrats Liz! I started following your blog sometime in Spring of 2012, I was hooked! Your vintage creations always look so stunning!

  17. Meli January 21, 2013 — 9:59 AM

    Happy Blogiversary! I honestly don’t know how long I’ve been hanging out here, or where I found your blog, just that it was an instant favorite :)

  18. Di January 21, 2013 — 10:21 AM

    I found you from a comment about bunnies you left on Gertie’s blog! I think it’s been six months or so. Happy blogiversary!

  19. Anthea January 21, 2013 — 10:23 AM

    Congratz! And what a great give away! I would love to participate. I think I discovered your blog a year ago. I’m eager to see what you are sewing or knitting this year!

  20. I think I first found your blog when Gertie was sponsoring the Lady Grey coat sewalong and I’ve been reading every since. Please enter me in your contest.

  21. Oh yes, and happy anniversary.

  22. Merry January 21, 2013 — 11:04 AM

    I’ve been checking in for a couple of months now. I believe I found your blog when I was going through the recommended blogs on another sewing blog I follow. Congrats on the bloggiversary! Mine won’t be until August.

  23. Andrea January 21, 2013 — 11:12 AM

    Congrats on two years of blogging. I’m not going to enter the give away, but just wanted to let you know I found your blog ages ago through a link on Sarah’s (Rhinestones & Telephones) blog about your umbrella skirt. I’ve had you on my reader since then and am always in awe of your fabulous makes. Happy blogiversary!

  24. Lauren January 21, 2013 — 11:37 AM

    So awesome! Congratulations on making it 2 years! I honestly do not remember how I found you – it was either via Sew Retro, or the Lady Grey Sewalong, or maybe you left a comment on my blog first? Whatever it was, I’m glad we matched up because you’re one of my favorite bloggers :) AND it was awesome meeting you in 2012! So yay!!

  25. Congratulations! This is such a nice gift.
    If I win, bacause subscriptions to France are really expensive, I’ll take the digital one.

  26. Hello Liz! Happy Blogiversary! I found your blog when I was nosying around for people making the gertie coat. I first saw your post on the muslin in Sept. When you showed your awesome pad stitching and thought wow and subscribed.

  27. Mary January 21, 2013 — 12:05 PM

    Congrats! I first found your blog when I was looking for vintage knitting patterns, maybe about a year ago, and I put you on my RSS list sometime since then, since I’ve gotten more into vintage sewing (still somewhat of a newbie to that)

  28. Nathalie N. January 21, 2013 — 12:34 PM

    Happy anniversary! :D
    I stumbled upon your blog half a year ago while I was in the search of vintage knitting patterns. I love the fact that you post patterns up to the 1950s. You don’t find these ones very often as more people seem to be interested in 1930s-1940s fashion.

  29. Qui January 21, 2013 — 12:55 PM

    It seems it was 10/2011 when I saw your bow blouse on BurdaStyle, and I followed the project to your blog. Yours is one of the first few sewing blogs I followed. Thanks for writing Liz, and thanks for the giveaway! Happy Bloggiversary!!

  30. Ginger January 21, 2013 — 1:08 PM

    Happy blogiversary, girl! Congrats! I found you on Sew Weekly about a year ago, and I’m so glad I did!

  31. joelle January 21, 2013 — 1:11 PM

    happy blogiversary! two years is quite the accomplishment. how i found your blog… well, i found gertie’s blog, somehow, and it inspired me to start sewing for real (i had learned as a kid, and made maybe 5 or 6 dresses in my entire life). from there i just startet to follow tons of sewing blogs (i am a little better at curating now) i found in people’s blogroll. i’ve been reading you for at least a year, i’d say, but i’m a bit comment-shy. it’s a new years resolution of mine to comment on the blogs i read. anyways, i.ve been reading you since i found you, and i’m always inspired by what you make! I’m looking foward to lots more from you!

  32. Marie January 21, 2013 — 1:34 PM

    Congratulations and what a great first post…my first one ever was pretty lame! Haha!

    I can’t remember exactly how I discovered you blog – I’m pretty sure I click through from someone else’s – but I’ve been a keen follower for at least 2yrs now!

    I would love to enter your genius giveaway please and I’d opt for Threads Magazine too, it’s been on my wishlist for a while ;o)

    Thanks so much!

  33. Mika January 21, 2013 — 1:36 PM

    Happy Blogiversary! And what a great giveaway! I think I first found you when you pattern tested the Minoru – I can’t believe that was 2011!!

  34. Dana Tougas January 21, 2013 — 1:48 PM

    Happy blogiversary! I’ve been following your blog for a little over a year now. I found it when Talbots posted your blog on their facebook as a copy of one of their denim dresses. It was perfect timing as I had just started to learn to sew.

  35. Becky January 21, 2013 — 1:52 PM

    Happy Blogiversary! I really enjoy your blog. The content is unique, and you always seem to be having a great time! Did you ever cook all those meals you froze ahead? How were they? And thanks for your very generous sharing of all the vintage patterns. Blog on!

    1. Becky January 21, 2013 — 1:53 PM

      OH, I forgot to tell you that I came to your blog originally via LLADYBIRD.

  36. Dianna January 21, 2013 — 2:03 PM

    I’ve been lurking here for quite awhile now and enjoying your posts. I can’t remember exactly where I first found you, but I might guess on Sew Weekly?

  37. Rachel January 21, 2013 — 2:17 PM

    I think I have been following you now for a year. I am not sure, it might be a little longer. As to where I came across your blog… not sure if it was Sew Weekly or the knitting patterns…

  38. Kat January 21, 2013 — 2:52 PM

    Happy blogiversary! I am so in awe of people who manage to keep writing so well and for so long. I’ve been reading for maybe a year or so? I don’t remember, but you’ve certainly been a fixture in my Google reader for quite a while. When I first starting sewing again seriously I followed everyone’s links to good sewing blogs and came across you!


  39. Congratulations. I’ve really enjoyed reading your blog for a while now. I’m not a big commenter. I like hearing about those little bunnies! Your vintage embroidered dress is still one of my favourites.

  40. I can’t remember when I first started following your blog, I think it’s been a while though.

  41. PetitePear January 21, 2013 — 3:20 PM

    Congratulations! I think I’ve been reading for about a year. I don’t remember how I found you. Most likely from a mention in someone’s blog. Thank you for the pronunciation guide. I’ve definitely been calling your blog the wrong way! *blush*

  42. Susan January 21, 2013 — 3:20 PM

    Happy bloggiversary! Goodness though – I can’t remember how I came across your blog – some other blogger must have linked to it and then I followed the link through and linked what I read and saw! I think I must have been following you since near the beginning.

  43. Wanett January 21, 2013 — 4:47 PM

    I think I first found your blog through your comments/sidebar on another one that I read. I pretty sure, anyway.
    Either way, I love stopping by to see what you’re knitting and sewing and look forward to many more years of blogging!

  44. Jenny January 21, 2013 — 5:30 PM

    Happy blogiversary! I found your blog on a sidebar. Don’t worry about adding me to the giveaway because I too, just signed up for a Threads subscription ~ yay!!

  45. paisleyapron January 21, 2013 — 5:56 PM

    Congratulations on two years! I looked back in my reader and saw that I’ve been reading your posts since Aug 2011…I honestly can’t remember how I found you…probably through someone’s blog roll? I love how you sew AND knit such lovely things. Cheers!

  46. Rox January 21, 2013 — 7:27 PM

    Wow! Congrats on your 2 years of blogging! I don’t quite remember when I found your blog… maybe about a year and a half ago. Your vintage style initally caught my attention, and then I really got inspired by all your projects, so I always read your posts. I DO recall reading all of your posts in one fell swoop when I first found this blog.

  47. Liz January 21, 2013 — 7:59 PM

    Congratulations on your Bloggiversary!! I have been following you since about May last year when I got into this whole blogging thing. I think I found you via By Gum By Golly and the vintage knitting patterns, but have stayed to see the beautiful outfits, the patterns and of course the bunnies!

  48. Congratulations! I think I just had my, like, three month haha. And I’m always in for a sweet giveaway!
    I think I first found your blog through either By Gum By Golly or Elegant Musings- definitely through another blog. I felt in love with your great style and talent! And your super cute bunbuns, of course. :-) I think I’ve been following for about a year? Maybe more. And I’m planning to stay around!

  49. Congrats! I can’t remember how long I’ve been following or how I found your blog. Keep up the great work and your bunnies are adorable. It makes me miss my rabbit Oreo, who I had when I was younger. She liked sitting on my lap and watching tv and she would let me carry her like a baby. Awww. All the best to you!

  50. Rebekah Stockton January 21, 2013 — 10:40 PM

    Congratulations on your bloggiversary. I found you through a link from another sewing blog, but I can’t remember whose (sorry).

  51. Megan January 22, 2013 — 12:07 AM

    Happy Anniversary! I guess I’ve been reading your blog for about six months, maybe longer. Like everyone else, I have no clue how I found it, maybe through Colletterie or By Gum, by Golly.
    I’m a newbie seamstress and a “future knitter.” I think we have a similar sense of style and I love seeing your projects for inspiration!
    Keep up the good work and thanks for the giveaway!

  52. JackieN January 22, 2013 — 7:27 AM

    I found your site about 3 months ago from Meg The Grand’s sidebar link. Congratulations on your blogiversary.

  53. Becky January 22, 2013 — 8:21 AM

    Happy bloggiversary! If I remember correctly, I found your blog through the participant list for Me-Made-May– I was checking out as many of the blogs on there as I could so I could find some fun new reading material!

  54. Irene January 22, 2013 — 10:39 AM

    Happy Anniversary! A Threads subscription is a very precious gift, thank you. I am not sure how I found your blog- probably from some blogger’s blogroll…I follow you about a year now- I started sewing in the fall of 2011 and shortly afterwards I discovered the wealth of sewing blogs, so I bookmarked anything that could help me learn more quickly or give me motivation and ideas about projects.

  55. Gail January 22, 2013 — 11:34 AM

    Happy Blogiversary! I’m sort of surprised it’s only been two years! I came to your blog through Ravelry, when your beautiful Caledonia Jumper caught my eye. It’s still one of my favorite vintage knitting examples out there!

  56. KWu January 22, 2013 — 11:39 AM

    Happy blogiversary! I can’t quite remember how I find your blog in the first place, maybe something to do with the Sew Weekly? This was when I went on a particular hunt to find blogs written by people with similar measurements to mine (5’2″ and curvy). I could quite clearly remember some projects in your year-end roundup but not others, but that could also just be my fault memory.

  57. Hazel January 22, 2013 — 3:33 PM

    Happy Blogiversary! I know that I found your blog a while ago on a round-up post somewhere, but I can’t remember exactly where or when! What I do know, is that I’ve been reading avidly ever since! Your blogiversary giveaway is soo generous and so kind of you! I love Threads magazine although it’s difficult to get in Glasgow, I need to find it pretty much the day it comes out or I have no chance, so I really should look into a subscription anyway!

  58. Congratulations on another blogiversary! I’ve been lurking ever since I saw your tutorial on using silk organza to reinforce seams on the pencil skirt with the godet. You are quite generous blogger to be giving away a Threads subscription — thank you for offering this giveaway!

  59. I think I’ve been lurking on your blog for about a year and a half, but I can’t remember how I found you, but I remember it was when I stumbled upon your early macaron redux dress posts, I hope you finish it one day, it will look so beautiful.

    It was neat to link back to your first blog post, I love your bunnies so it was nice for me to read about how you got them, naughty Baxter eating the Christmas tree!

    A Threads subscription is such a generous gift, I’d love to be in the draw please too.

  60. Maria January 22, 2013 — 9:39 PM

    Congratulations! Happy Blogaversary to you!
    I can’t remember how I found your blog – perhaps a recommendation/comment from another sewing blogger (Gertie? Sunni?) but it must have been way, way back near the beginning. After reading your UFO recap post I definitely remember your posts about your lace dress creation – and I wondered if you finished it or not.
    You have been very inspirational and I love how you seem to learn some new technique with each project. It makes me want to experiment more…and try new things.
    So thank YOU for sharing your sewing adventures with all of us as I for one love following and reading your blog. Here’s to many more years of Zilredloh!

  61. Maria January 22, 2013 — 9:42 PM

    P.S. Glad that you are treating yourself to a Threads subscription. I’ve heard great things about it but have not bought a copy…yet…so it would make my year if I won a subscription. Thank you for this wonderful giveaway!

  62. Tasha January 22, 2013 — 10:32 PM

    Happy Bloggiverary Liz!! I actually went back to see when I made my first comment and I must have been reading either from the end of January or early February, shortly after you started blogging. When you showed the lace overlay WIP in your other post I did indeed remember it. At that time I had no idea that blogs could and would make friends in real life! :) Congrats and here’s to a great bloggy 2013 for you!

  63. Forrest January 24, 2013 — 3:06 PM

    Happy Bloggiversary! I’m not actually sure how long I’ve been reading your blog or how I found it but I’ve been reading for at least a year. Love it! Your workmanship is incredible!

  64. Happy Blogiversary! I wish I could tell you when I started reading, but I don’t remember – it was sometime in the last year though. I love to borrow Threads from local library (when I’m lucky enough to have a library that lends magazines) it is one of the few magazines that doesn’t feel out of date no matter when I end up reading it.

  65. Rachel January 25, 2013 — 2:57 AM

    Happy Blogiversary! Here’s to many more years of inspiring posts to come!

  66. Rachel January 25, 2013 — 2:58 AM

    Happy Blogiversary! Here’s to many more years of inspiring posts to come! I honestly don’t remember how long I’ve been reading or how i found you, sorry!

  67. lynaeve January 25, 2013 — 1:10 PM

    I think I found your blog by searching google, but I’m not sure. anyway happy bloggiversary

  68. Feminizzle January 25, 2013 — 1:15 PM

    Happy blogiversary! I’m pretty sure I was looking for more sewing blogs to follow and was already reading Rhinestones and Telephones when I saw your blog mentioned. It must have been about a year ago (Christmas time) and when I saw that you knitted AND sewed I was sold.

  69. Trisha January 25, 2013 — 1:42 PM

    Happy anniversary! I honestly don’t remember how I found your blog, but I enjoy reading about your sewing adventures!

  70. Anastacia January 25, 2013 — 1:51 PM

    Congratulations! I spent some time looking back to your first year and your first post. You have accomplished so much in the past two years!~ Wow! I found you through a link from LLADYBIRD ja little over a year ago. I always check out who my favorite blog queens are following and saw your link in Lauren’s favorites. I’ve been hooked ever since!

    I love your style, your talent and especially your mouth watering macaroons! Happy Anniversary Liz! Here’s wishing your many, many more years of happy blogging!

  71. alexa January 25, 2013 — 2:39 PM

    Hello! Happy Blogoversary! I have been reading for more than a year and honestly I can’t remember how I stumbled upon your blog. Most probably another sewing blogger linked to you or maybe from sewing pattern review?

    I do love watching you tackle vintage patterns. Thank you for the hours of entertainment. :)

  72. Shannon January 25, 2013 — 2:49 PM

    I tried going through your archives to figure out when I first started reading your blog… I think it was March 2011. I absolutely cannot remember how I first found you, but I’m so glad I did. Congratulations to you on your bloggiversary!

  73. I think I came across your site while randomly looking at craft blogs. I wasn’t sewing at the time, but really enjoyed your blog posts. I have since…STARTED SEWING. Well, a little. Which is really your fault! (In fact, if I’d never found your blog, I’d never have bought Gertie’s book, because I wouldn’t have known who Gertie was, so….she owes you commission or something there. :)

    I’ve been reading for well over a year – I must have caught you near the beginning, though I didn’t realize it at the time. I think the first post I read was about some cute trousers that caught my eye, followed by a jacket sewalong.

  74. Paloma January 25, 2013 — 3:43 PM

    Happy bloggiversary! I don’t quite remember how I found your blog, I think it was just trolling through the interwebs a couple of years ago. I started checking in more regularly after you joined sew weekly last year and officially started following earlier this year. Thanks so much for keeping at it, I really enjoy your blog!

  75. Paunnet January 25, 2013 — 4:42 PM

    Happy bloggiversary!
    Oh my! I really can’t recall where I found out about your beautiful creations… maybe Burdastyle? Anyway, I think I’ve been following almost since the beginning (which is when I too started blogging!)
    thanks for the giveaway!

  76. KM January 25, 2013 — 5:45 PM

    Congrats on the 2-years! I just started following you this year. I think I found your blog through Lladybird when she wrote a recap of her trip to Chicago. Your baking and sewing skills hooked me in. :)

  77. Hello! I started reading sewing blogs about 2 years ago – my husband won an iPod and I used it to read during the numerous night feedings at that time… Unfortunately, I do not recall when I added you lovely blog to my reader, but I guess it was a few months after you started blogging! Thanks for sharing your passion for sewing with us!

  78. Happy Bloggiversary! I must have found your blog about a year ago? Hmm, or maybe more! But I know I was drawn to the combo of sewing + knitting + rabbits. Unbeatable! :)

  79. Jen January 25, 2013 — 8:02 PM

    I first found your blog when Gertie linked to you as one of her moderators, or mentioned you in a post around the time that she was doing her coat sewalong. Now, you’re one of my favourite blogs to follow! I love the clothes you make and the way you’re so chatty and friendly in your posts, it makes it seem like I really am getting to know you :) Please keep blogging, it’s lovely to hear from you!

  80. Alexandra Denton January 25, 2013 — 8:46 PM

    Congratulations on your two years blogging. I found your blog through Gerties coat sewalong, so that was only a few months ago. I loved the way you pad stitched your collar and lapels and stuffed them with towels to press set the shape. I have been stopping by your blog ever since. We do not get threads magazine in the shops here in New Zealand, so I have never been able to have a look at one but understand they are packed with great stuff.

  81. kim January 25, 2013 — 9:31 PM

    I just recently found your totally cool blog from a link from skyturtle. I’m spending my Fridays night reading through your previous posts!

  82. LLBB January 25, 2013 — 9:33 PM

    Hi Liz, Congrats on your second blogiversary!! I love stopping by for your detailed project posts — sewing and knitting — and the occasional bun pic :) I believe I first stopped by after you were a Minoru pattern tester.

  83. Megan January 26, 2013 — 1:04 AM

    Congrats on your second year of blogging! I must have started reading your blog around the time of the Swing Dress Sew Along, which was awhile ago (even before I had my baby, who’s getting close to her first birthday!). Happy sewing!

  84. Linda January 26, 2013 — 1:47 AM

    Congrats on the milestone!

    I think I might have been searching the web for people who have made the Colette Macaron pattern. I just remember being jazzed that even though you were a beginner you were trying to figure your way through the sewing world, because I was just starting and all that talk on other blogs about fit and finishing was close to scaring me off the venture entirely (plus, you work with data in real life! Gotta stick with my fellow numbers people). I think the first new post I read was around the time the Colette Spring Palette Challenge of 2011 was wrapping up, so quite some time now!

  85. Tilly January 26, 2013 — 3:11 AM

    Aw happy blogiversary, Liz! Thank YOU for creating such a great blog. I feel lucky that I got to meet you in the flesh – I had such a fun time in that fabric WORLD in Chicago with you :)

    Lovely idea for a giveaway – very generous of you. I first found your blog from seeing a photo somewhere of one of your amazing makes. It may have been the umbrella skirt? So cute! xx

  86. Ann January 26, 2013 — 4:21 AM

    Happy ‘birthday’!
    I’ve only been lurking at your blog for a few weeks now after seeing you on someone else’s blogroll.
    What a great give-away you’re hosting!

  87. Femke January 26, 2013 — 5:16 AM

    I found your blog through another sewing blog, can’t remember which one. This was around Spring last year, when I discovered that, next to craft blogs, there was a whole blogosphere out there dedicated to sewing and nothing but sewing. I love your writing style and creations and have been following you ever since. :-) Congratulations on your 2 year Bloggiversary!

  88. I actually just found your blog through a link on A Sewing Odyssey. I’ve really enjoyed reading through your posts this morning :)

  89. Erin B January 26, 2013 — 7:30 AM

    I found you through someone else’s blog roll (lladybird?) About two months ago. I’m slowly making my way through all your back posts starting with the.very first. I’ve read a little more than a year’s worth so far and I’m hooked.
    Thanks for the giveaway and the time you devote to keeping us entertained.

  90. Carly January 26, 2013 — 8:42 AM

    Congrats! I’ve been reading your blog probably since October or so. I assume I found it via another blogger mentioning you, but I really don’t remember.

  91. Rebecca January 26, 2013 — 9:48 AM

    Happy ‘versary, Liz! I hope everything in your world is shiny! I started reading your blog about a year ago, found it through . . . I think an award granted to someone, and they passed it on to you? Anyhow, your nautical stripe dress and several other of your makes have been fascinating for me to read about, as I just now am getting into making sure things fit properly . . . what can I say? It took me a while to start tackling fit in any kind of scientific way. Anyhow, you’re a great resource on how to approach fitting, and I appreciate that! Thanks.

  92. Bobbi January 26, 2013 — 10:31 AM

    Happy anniversary! I found you when I was doing web searches for vintage knitting patterns. I would up reading blog posts and looking at your beautiful sewing projects for most of the morning.

  93. Kat January 26, 2013 — 10:43 AM

    I’ve been reading long enough to remember last year’s anniversary, I think! I’m not sure how I found you but it may have been through my sister-in-law, Karen (Montana Chic). I’ve been reading sewing and craft blogs for over 10 years, now, though, so I can never remember who I started following when! I can’t believe it’s been so long… Thank you for the giveaway, it would be lovely to receive Threads issues!

  94. ErinKG January 26, 2013 — 10:45 AM

    I found your blog through another blog that I follow, but I can’t remember which one! I’ve been reading via my google reader for at least 6 months. Thanks for posting and congrats on your bloggiversary!

  95. Amy January 26, 2013 — 11:20 AM

    Happy anniversary dear blog! And, what a generous blog – a subscription to a threads would be incredible! I have to admit I can’t remember the first time I found your blog. You kept popping up as the winner of this giveaway and that as well as over on BurdaStyle, and I decided that you were someone I needed to keep up with. And, I think I was right!

  96. Happy blogiversary! I first found your blog about a year ago I think, and I think it was via someone else mentioning your 50s nautical style dress… all a bit hazy now but I’ve loved seeing your vintage inspired sewing. A Threads subscription would be fantastic – I keep meaning to get one!

  97. Rebecca January 26, 2013 — 6:49 PM

    I think I found it through a link on A Fashionable Stitch, it was one of the first sewing blogs I read. I love your blog. Love the retro style and all your tips.

  98. Jenny January 27, 2013 — 4:15 AM

    Hi Liz, Happy Blog Birthday :) I think I came across your blog after seeing your beautiful nautical dress on sew weekly… so however long ago that was is how long I’ve been reading!

    Here’s to many more bloggiversaries to come! I love reading your blog- I love your style but you also have a really personal writing touch which is lovely :)

  99. Louise January 27, 2013 — 5:32 AM

    I think I found your blog through google, looking for blogs about sewing, and I have been reading for over a year. I love to read about all your projects and I am really looking forward to following your progress on your lovely Gertie coat.
    Happy bloggiversary :D

  100. Tracy January 27, 2013 — 8:01 AM

    Happy Bloggiversary to you! Many many happy returns of the day.

    I am a totally new convert to your blog, having just found Gertie’s and seen a link through to yours. I am loving all the catch-up reading I am doing and all the beautiful things being made.

    I have sewn and knit (and crafted) most of my life. I am now finding that I have the time to return to the more complex tasks in sewing and knitting that I couldn’t do with young children. So, I am enjoying myself no end.

  101. Jolien January 27, 2013 — 12:16 PM

    Happy Blogiversary! I enjoy reading your posts. I actually stumbled upon your blog when Gertie posted the links to her coat-sew-along moderators. Too bad you didn’t finish it yet, so far your progress was so good!

  102. Trish January 27, 2013 — 4:20 PM

    Happy BlogDay! I found you via Gertie’s blog. . .am trying to learn more about sewing, and some knitting, too! So, thanks for your blog!

  103. Mandy January 27, 2013 — 5:01 PM

    Happy Blogiversary! I’ve been following you for a couple months now, but cannot for sure remember how I found your blog. Maybe through Lladybird after your Chicago meetup? Possibly. Anyways, I enjoy reading your blog and thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  104. Yay, two years :) I either found/started following your blog during Casey’s Swing Dress sew along or Tasha’s Briar Rose knit along – not sure which one though.

  105. Megan January 27, 2013 — 9:31 PM

    Congratulations on the splendid milestone :) I’ve been reading your blog consistently since April of this year. I got into sewing clothing and found your blog listed on the blogs that Sewin’ Steady reads and now I have her to thank :) I love seeing your lovely vintage creations and getting inspiration all the time. Thanks for all that you do!

  106. Darling! I know I am completely late on this (I hope you’ll forgive me), but I want to wish you a very Happy Blogiversary!!! I am so glad to have found your blog, and I am so honored to get to hang out with you semi-regularly in real life :) XOXO!

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