Friday, December 31, 2010

I'm just saying 2011 - Sew we Quilt ! Behind the Seams!


Yes, how quickly one year rolled into another..
Happy Happy NEW YEAR...
and with that a NEW LOOK,
but before I share all the goods on this one...

I would like to take this time to thank all those
who were in our December Banner, left to right,
to Wendy, for your gotta have it shoes, to
  Michelle for your delightful Wreath,
Ariane for your whimsical  Santa,
Carla for your irish chain,
to Elizabeth for your seasonal quilt.
You were all winners, and it was joy 
to come in every day to be embraced by
your talent...


When I am gathering all of your quilt photos.
there is always ONE that stands out for me..the one I blend
all others with...Decembers was Wendy's...
Your whimsical booties did it for me.
sew with that said
you are the winner of this collection
from Shabby Fabrics who is our sponsor
for Banner quilts each month.
You have won this collection
called Parisvile Ocean..
Lucky lucky you...sew well deserving!


Thanks to all who entered, all those
who were in our banner and always
to our Sponsors, today Jennifer
at Shabby Fabrics who always surprises
us with amazing giveaways...
Thank YOU!

OK, now for our NEW LOOK!.
( stories behind their quilts will be in tomorrows post)
along with a NEW YEARS giveaway winner)
mmmm who's quilts do these belong to? 


Behind the SEAMS...

What I have noted since I took over the 
1st of OCTOBER, 2010
was we all love to see each others stash. But there is 
 sew much you can do with managing it and with
Teresa's stash cave which brought us all to a HALT 
in a WOW way,  I noted right after that
 we were kinda of stuck...
( where do you go from here, how much
more impressed were we all going to be
after that? NO tell me...lol)
Love ya to bits Teresa, many thanks
actually for giving me an AHA moment...


(when inviting guests from the past who posted
their answer would be.." I have nothing else" lol)
That spoke volumes for me, we have to give them
more to talk about than just their stash.

( oh and please let me share with you had it
not been for Rae Ann and Stash Manicure
debut, we would not all be here for today...
Sew a big thanks goes out to her and it
is indeed Heart Felt)

Sew I brought forward new guest speakers
who showed tutorials, trunk shows, stories about the
quilts they have made, comedic quilters like Nan,
...And WOW, the reception
was overwhelming. YOU commented more frequently,
you wanted to see more, I wanted to see more...

Sew WE Quilt
at Stash Manicure, makes perfect sense to me..
I am listening, I am watching and I am acting....

This year you will be welcomed to contribute:

 tell stories about why you made a special quilt...
We all love to hear those stories...

We will have many new tutorials on quilt blocks, table runners,
 mug rugs, small projects...
when we had these- again- comments soared...
I know you noted it if you were a guest speaker...
what applause I heard...

More comedic and entertaining guests who will
have us all questioning..can we really staple that quilt to our wall? lol
( goodness me Nan can bring the chuckles)

Trunk shows from the privacy of our own homes, it is inspiring
to see where you came from and where you are now in your
quilting endeavors.
(Millies comes to mind- again- comments soared)

 We will have MUG RUG contests,
Small quilt contests, prizes for best in show, most creative,
and worst...or shall I say, good effort lol..

 oh and GIVEAWAYS, you have seen
nothing yet...We embrace new Sponsors monthly, and their
gifts are very generous and I get to share them with all of you....
( which was evident over the holidays...
we had 14 days of giveaways
Remember lol)

Sew you see, a NEW YEAR brings some new direction.

SEW WE QUILT
that is what we do!
This is who we are...after all is said and done
at Stash Manicure, we want to hear 
what you would like to share...

Be it new gadgets, new finds in the fabric world,
new designs of your own...
This is YOUR BLOG, what do you
want us to KNOW about YOU?

Step forward, share with me what you 
would like to do as a guest blogger...
I will supply a date..even serve  you a cup of tea...
( I will have a good strong coffee lol)
 ( Ok, enough operational  stuff, isn't it time
for a year end, month end giveaway?)



Will you look at this GIVEAWAY...
I know kinda of takes your breath away..

Ok, YOU must be a FOLLOWER 
(take your mouse, over to the right, where the follower
button is and click...yes you've got it)
Leave a comment, of course you will.
Tell me, oh please tell me...
As a guest blogger in 2011
what will you be sharing with us?
( ok, that should do it) 

Our month end giveaway is NOW..
this tote from MICHAEL MILLER is filled
with 19 fat Quarters from the Ginger Blossom collection.
Thank you Micheal Miller!


They are our  NEW SPONSOR and have sent
some delightful Fat quarter bundles...
Ohhhh my is all I can say...
Oh Yeahhhhhh!

oh forgot to add, draw will be NEW YEARS DAY!
Happy New Years!

P.S. The answer for Mom at coxwill dot com
YES the WINNER will get the TOTE and 
 all its CONTENTS...I know lol...
Ü
Editor note ( that is me silly)


I would love to add, those who do 
not have a blog, you quilt right?
Ok, you can be a guest POSTer...
Why not? You have quilt stories in you,
why should that stop you..
No, it won' and shouldn't, sew please
if you want to, step on up...
We are most interested.



220 comments:

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Laura said...

Looks like a lot of fun! I can't wait!

Cynthia said...

I enjoy this blog so much and am looking forward to what you are going to share with me in 2011!

Staci said...

Curious and eager to see the new changes to this blog. I am impressed so far. When the blog began, I wondered how long we could look at quilter stashes, and what would happen when the saturation point was reached. I love the direction things went after that point, and I love that this blog is written quite literally by the readers. It is a very impressive achievement!

Kate said...

ooh yummy yummy yummy... your plans for the blog of the future sound fantastic! Thanks for the blog AND the giveaway...

cathy said...

Unbelievable! This blog just gets better and better. I look forward to each and every post. And now this giveaway! WOW!

Quiet Quilter said...

Oh, My! That tote would be giveaway enough for me...and it loaded with FQs!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I love the new direction of Stash Manicure. We seem to have a lot of diversity in our quilting world; and though we gasp and awe at the "cave", it was a real pleasure to get the grand tour of trunk shows, what to do with those mangled strings, and just enjoy a funny chat. The new banner (think I recognize a few) looks so representative of January and the New Year. And MM - wow - love the basket, but full of goodies would mean a sharing basket for sure. So a toast to all you quilters, MSamm, sponsors and guests - a brilliant New Year.

Peach Rainbow said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! :D

Patty said...

Thank you.........your blog just keeps getting better and better. I really enjoy all the guest bloggers and seeing their stashes. Now I know I am not the only horder around. But I hope to get more UFOs finished in 2011. I'd hate to count howw many projects I've started!

Betteem said...

Thank you! I'm looking forward to this! It sounds great!

Jansie said...

Congrats Wendy! Your quilt IS adorable. :) And thank you Madame Samm, for making 2011 sound absolutely marvelous!

Sandi said...

What a divine tote and to think there are 19 fat quarters inside!!! I love the changes. It all starts with our stash so it's great to expand on that initial theme. :-) Love the blue and white header. When I see January, I think blue and white. Fun project coming up that will fit right in. :-)

robin said...

Nice new banner. I'm enjoying your blog. Thanks! :)

Kathy said...

Sounds like a great year. I love the shoes on the banner - very unusual!

Four dogs and one quilter said...

Love your blog, first one I read in the morning. Happy New Year and thank you for the giveaway.

Beverley L said...

Love the banner colour changes for each month. All the best to everyone for 2011.

Michelle said...

Congrats to Wendy!

What a pretty banner! I'm looking forward to the coming year!!! Let the fun begin...WHOHOOOOO!!!!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh my goodness, let the good times roll!!!!

Val Laird said...

That giveaway is mind boggling! Thank you so much for the opportunity.

a little bit biased said...

Looks great and sounds like we'll have a wonderful year ahead. Thanks for all you do, MSamm!

Mamacessories said...

Sounds like 2011 is going to be a lot of fun! I am looking forward to the Mug Rug contests - I haven't made one yet but plan to use my stash to start making some in January! Thank you for a great blog and for letting me take part in a great giveaway!
Maria

Deanna said...

Whether as a reader, comment leaver or guest blogger, stash manicure is a daily habit!

Nancy B said...

Love your blog and love fat quarters!! I'm fairly new at this, but I'm having fun... Happy New Year!

Poppyprint said...

Fantastic plans for 2011 - I'm in! Love stories, love tips, love trunk shows. And if Michael Miller is sponsoring, I'm definitely here!

quilary said...

I'm looking forward to the huge variety of things coming up. Goody that the new year is so close now.
I love the look of that basket, especially the gorgeous ginger blossom vintage dots fabric - can't wait to see inside!

Tania on the Hill said...

I'M EAGER TO SEE WHAT'S NEW IN THIS GREAT BLOG!
I NEED SOME NEW FABRIC, TO KEEP MY CREATIVITY FLOWING, I NEED TO WIN!

Karen K said...

Oh, some new sewing fun! Sew excited! Happy New Year and I can't wait to see if I win! I gotta win eventually!

Muddling Through said...

Woo Hoo! Sounds like a fun ride. I'm on board.

Cindy said...

Thank you so much for taking care of us all! I love this blog and love the direction it's taken. I am in a quandry though...I usually read this first thing in the morning with my coffee. However, it's after 11pm for me so when my tomorrow comes I won't have a "new" post to read!! Guess I'll just have to read it again and take in those beautiful blue quilts you selected for the banner! And....I'll be waiting with excitement for those photos of the contents of that bag!!

jmnstars said...

I am looking forward to the new year and many new guest bloggers! :) I'm also looking forward to the contents of that adorable bag there... LOL

DD Lindsey said...

I look forward to new posts everyday on Stash Manicure. It's a joy to read & be inspired. My New Year's resolution is to TRY to comment more often. I'm working on it starting with this post!
;)

Cherry Red Quilter said...

bring on 2011 - sounds like a fun filled, inspiring and exciting year and boy! am I ready!!!

Wendy said...

Congratulations Wendy!! Adorable shoes :) Madame Samm, you leave me almost speechless with the idea of Micheal Miller's prize! WOW!! Thank you :) Can't wait to see what this new year will bring here ... the possibilities are endless!

Christine M said...

Your blue banner looks fantastic. I'm looking forward to what you have install for us in 2011. Happy New Year! Regards, Christine

Anonymous said...

M.Samm, I am glad I am a follower, as it doesn't look like I want to miss any of the up coming posts. Blue and white are my favorite color combos. Looking forward to the stories behind the banner quilts. Are you really going to give the WHOLE Micheal Miller stash to ONE person? Sew We Quilt! mom at coxville dot com

Susan said...

The changes sound great! Can't wait to see what comes up in 2011!

Miss 376 said...

I don't have a large stash, so it's been inspirational to see what different ones have made from their scraps and the tutorials that have gone along with them. Great way to inspire a newbie

Jan Hatchett said...

Lovely new header! I am a follower and I am blown away by the generosity of our new sponsor. Wow!

Susan said...

This is probably one of the best blogs I have found - never short on ideas! Wow & thanks!!

Megan said...

I have loved seeing all of the inspiring and informative posts coming out of Stash Manicure and the changes ahead look wonderful. I'll be looking forward with great anticipation. I'd be happy to guest blog about, well....fabric and sewing. What else?

Pokey said...

I love it when I find one place that brings great people and ideas together, and this is it!

Di said...

What an exciting year you've planned for us! I can't wait :-))

Gina said...

this is a fantastic blog. I really enjoy reading it. The tote looks great! Please enter me in the draw. thank you and keep up the great blog!!

Martina said...

Love your new banner! So cool, I just love blues! And I am looking forward to read all the new posts! Sounds great and I think we can learn so much from each other!
Happy new year!

BubzRugz said...

The plans for next year look so good..... If I were to be a guest blogger I would share making a quilt as you go quilt.... I did one with the pieces of black and white I had.... OR (but it is not really fabric stash) a baby memory quilt made of the STASH of old baby clothes......
Happy New Year....
Hugz

SHEILA said...

Love the new banner! Yes. I like to see blogs about small projects like mug rugs, pot holders, hot pads, table runners, etc. as well as quilts of all sizes. I can't get enough. They give me ideas. As I read blogs in blog land, I have noted many individuals that make pillowcases, rice bags, quilts, etc. to donate. I can remember a guest blogging "angel" on Stash Manicure that made comfort quilts. Perhaps we could hear more from these kind angels that sew to comfort individuals facing difficult times, kind angels that sew and are "making a difference".

Liesbeth Wessels said...

I"m a follower of this blog. I love all the story's and I'm anxious to read about story's behind a quilt. For me the choice of my colors are very special and of course I want to win this tote with all that fabric. Happy New Year.

Avon Musings said...

Love the new look. I look forward to seeing what else is in store for this wonderful blog in the coming year.

Lissa Jane said...

I love this blog for the quickie projects and also i get stash envy (does that make me a bad manicurist to covet another stash???)
I am looking so forward to 2011 posts!
Lissa Australia

MichelleW said...

Love the new look of stash manicure (how cute is the new button!) I'm gonna grab that in a mo. Such a lot of fun things lined up for 2011... so exciting :0)

Oddbjørg said...

I'm a follower, and I visit the blog every day.
I look forward to read it in the new year too.
To win this great giveaway would be a very good start of 2011;-)
Wish you all a wonderful New Year!

Baskets Of Quilts said...

Happy new year! I love the mug rug and small projects contest ideas!

Chookasmum said...

Madame Samm, your plans for Stash 2011 sound absolutley wonderful, I am looking forward to the year with you and your lovely followers and sponsors.
Cheers & a happy healthy new year to all

Geta Grama said...

Happy New Year, Madame Samm!
The new logo looks fabulous.

Thank you for the inspiration I find on SM.

madziula said...

super new look!!

MareeR said...

Love the new look. Happy New Year!!!

Suzette said...

I love the new look and the plan for 2011. This is my first stop every morning. I enjoy the guest bloggers-I have found sew many creative ideas to inspire me. And the new banner has inspired my to finish my blue and white UFO!

kimland said...

Its been fun watching Stash Manicure grow and develop. I look forward to each day. Thank you Madame Samm for your devotion! Happy New Year and I look forward to all the new inpirations that await us.

frenchquilter said...

Happy New Year! Thank you so much for all the great work you do for this blog. I look forward to all the new topics.

Lyn said...

What could I share? I would have to get busy if asked to share something as I have not got a full quilt done....lots of tops to be quilted. I loved the way you put the colors on todays blog and yes I would certainly want to win the prize

joan said...

Wow! 2011 sounds exciting and inspriational.
Happy New Year... "Bonne et Heureuse Année 2011"

karenfae said...

love the blog, love the giveaway's, love the variety of the subjects. I am very much looking forward to the New Year with you all.
I guess if I was a guest blogger I would want to show something to do with hand quilting or hand piecing as I do a lot of that kind of stuff.
Great giveaway
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Jenny said...

congratulations Wendy on the win! i love those Christmas shoes too! if i were to guest blog it would probably have something to do with my favortie fabrics and my inability to cut into them!

Emma said...

Froehe Silvester! (Happy New Year in Deutsche)

If I were to be a guest blogger I would post about the crazily scrappy beautiful quilts I made for Christmas presents this year AND possibly some of my really scrappy baby quilts (honestly, I really haven't ever done a non-scrappy quilt) - a great way to cut down your stash! And because the pieces were used based on color, you can really cut down on your scraps in a few different colors at once!

Janet said...

Happy New Year! Thanks for all the inspiration, and the great giveaways - I think this one's the best yet and sure hope I win it! Thanks for the opportunity!

jfquilts@gmail.com

The Bear's Blog said...

Hi Samm,

Happy New Year. Gee, I am really looking forward to the new year and Stash Manicure. I really enjoy this Blog and am learning about quilting.

Hugs.

LeKaQuilt said...

Love the new banner of this blog, blue have been my favorit colour for ages.
I'm an guest blogger at the 4th of feb. and I will share with you ......... cant tell you yet......but I surely woud love to see report from yours sewing room/work place.
I'm an follower to this blog.
Happy New Year!

Dawn said...

Happy New Year! Just discovered your blog yesterday and already I am hooked! I love the basket/fabric give away and would love to win it, of course! If I were to be a guest on this blog, I would share my love of applique and how you only need small pieces to make a big quilt! I am looking forward to checking out more older posts and all the future ones! Thanks for having such an interesting blog!

Lee said...

I love the new banner and the info that I get from this blog being a new quilter. I love that everyone can share! Thanks and happy new year!

AnneMarie said...

Everything looks great!! I would love to guest blog sometime - maybe a tutorial of some sort... I have a bunch of ideas for little projects floating around!

Vickie said...

This is a wonderful blog and I love the new look!
I am a follower! The Michael Miller Tote full of fabric is great! Thanks for a chance to win!

amy said...

Love the new look, beautiful blog & part of my "daily habit" ;) Happy New Year!

Debbie said...

I do love the inspiration that this blog provides for us. Lots of eye candy. You do a fine job with this blog, Madame Samm.

That's a really nice tote with fabric. I'd love a chance at winning it. Thanks.

gill said...

Looking forward to 2011 with you!
This is one of my favourite blogs!
Happy New Year

TheaM said...

LOVING the thought of 19 fat quarters in that fantastic tote!!! That would be a LOT of mug rugs.... and cozies, and bags, and clutches, and candle mats, and pincushions, and lots of other wonderful sewy things I haven't thought of yet!

Anonymous said...

Can't wait for all the new posts this coming year. I get so many ideas and now my sewing room is organized and ready for sewing.

Shelly said...

Just love it. Sew many great ideas

carol said...

Bravo! Another wonderful post with a marvelous give-away! Thank you to your sponsors from me too! I LOVE them!

kelley said...

What's not to love about this blog! Thank you many times over for all the eye candy and FUN!!!

matate10 said...

What a great New Year you have in store for us! Not to mention the giveaway today, which I would love, love, love to win!! If I were to be a guest blogger I would do a trunk show of quilting. I'm self taught with a rather "seat of your pants method"

keegolf said...

Sounds great!! Looking forward to 2011 and all the awesome things found here daily!! Thanks again for all the great giveaways!! Happy New Year!!

hennies.pennies said...

What a unbelievable giveaway! Your blog is just so inspiring...there aren't enough hours in the day. To be honest, I spend more time dreaming of what I could make and creating a pile of UFOs. Here's to a new year of finishing up, tidying up and continuing to dream! May God especially bless us all in this coming year!

Judy said...

This is a great way to start my morning. I always find so much inspiration!! Please keep the inspiration coming in 2011!! If I were a guest blogger, I would show the projects I have done in the past using my stash.

Wilma NC said...

Love the direction this blog is taking. I had been buying up fabric and notions that i thought I would need in the future, then I retired recently, so I am all prepared. I always said that after retirement, I would become a scrap quilter. LOVE mug rugs and small quilts. I'd love to be a guest blogger, but would need a couple of months or so to prepare.

Sue Daurio said...

Love love love the new look!! Looking for to all the excitement in 2011. And how much more exciting could it be with all those yummy fat quarters??? Happy New Year to you all!!

Debbie said...

I love reading this blog daily. New direction sounds wonderful and exciting. If I figure out what I do best, I will guest blog this year.

Alicia said...

blogging in 2011 re:scrap quilts created with GO! cuts

Dorian said...

Wow Samm! A wonderful new look, great ideas for the blog! I really love the guests you have here, very inspirering. As an aspiring quilt pattern maker, I want to see lots of projects, not just quilts, but those too of course. You are doing a wonderful job, thank you!!!

Terry said...

Love the new blog "do"! And thanks for the giveaway! I'd have been thrilled to just have a chance at the tote, but having fabric in it is the icing on the cake! :0)

CarolC said...

Your blog is one that I read daily. I can't wait to see what the new year brings. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway.

Melissa @ Happy Quilting said...

Samm you amaze me!! I love the new direction of the blog and would love to be a part of it in 2011. I really enjoyed making up a little tutorial in 2010 and would love to make up another some time in 2011 :)

Jen W said...

Oh I'm so excited for all the new posts!
I read Stash EVERY morning with my coffee.
Thanks once again for an awesome giveaway.
I'm definitely keeping my fingers crossed
for this one.

Elizabeth D. said...

Wow, that sounds awesome!! What a fantastic idea. Who doesn't love a great tutorial? And I love the calming blues in the header, they're just lovely. :)

Mama Spark said...

I seriously love this blog! I am your ever faithful follower. I have already signed up to be a follower and love the new guidelines. It sure opens up what we can talk about! I was thinking about a tutorial or maybe some of the quilts I felt were exceptional. I have to think about it! Thanks for the opportunity.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Oh my the new banner is awesome - so bright and striking - and those quilts are just stopping me in my tracks! I love the new direction you're going with the blog - I am learning all kinds of new things and having fun doing it. blessings, marlene

Stray Stitches said...

I really like the direction you are taking the blog!! The banner for January is breathtaking. I have been a follower for several months now and I don't think I've missed a single posting.
Happy New Year to you and your family!!

drquilter said...

Love the new banner and the new direction! If I were to guest blog I would write about what I did to finally contain my stash of UFO's! This is a LOVELY give-away!

Darlene B said...

Love this blog and the interesting posts. I don't have a blog, so I guess I won't be a guest blogger! Maybe I can be entered into the giveaway anyway...... Happy New Year! dsb448@att.net

Shelley said...

Love that tote and Ginger Blossoms! Hope they are coming to live with me :) Thanks for th daily inspiration and ideas here! Happy New Year!

jennifer said...

Fat quarters yeah I so enjoy this blog. Happy New Year

Sherry said...

Gee, I could talk about alot of things. . . how to be a good quilt student, pitfalls of swaps & how to try to avoid them, show round robins that I have participated in, talk about how color doesn't have to be something to be afraid of, etc.

I've been quilting for more than 25 years. . . and have taught for more than 12 years. . . and I love to talk --- you might find it hard to stop me once I get going!! LOL

Brenda said...

I love the direction the blog is going in. I love looking at people's stashes and drooling but really love looking at quilts and the tutorial. I love being able to make gifts for people.

Charlsey said...

Thanks for all of the inspiration in 2010. Looking forward to 2011. Awesome giveaway. Happy New Year.

Cheryl said...

Looking forward to all the fun! I would love to try to be a guest blogger, but I am not very funny, nor do I manage my stash. I do little manicuring, and more procuring of stash! All the quilts in the December banner were wonderful!! Congratulations to the ladies and Wendy! The new 'blue' look is chilly, just like the weather!

Marie said...

I, too, love the new direction of the blog. Seeing all those organized people just brought about depression (and guilt) over the lack thereof. I like the changes made the last month or so - keep it up.

I'm not sure yet, what I would blog about if I were a guest blogger but I will give it heavy thought because I would love to be one.

Hugs - Marie

ferne said...

This blog is an inspiration to the quilting community that is growing daily and I can't wait to see where it goes from here!

Kasey said...

I would love to share again... "How to Get Along With your Mother-In-Law" or "More Making Do- Making the casserole carrier in the time the casserole cooks" or "Pursnickity: I make my own".... oh the fun I've had and am planning... Have I told you yet I LOVE THIS BLOG??? Best read of the day! Big thanks to EVERYONE!!!

Laurel said...

I love the blog, and the great ideas I find here! Please count me in for the giveaway - an addition to the stash, AND something to carry it in!

Sequana said...

Without reading any other comments - what I would tell as a guest blogger is how quilting has improved my sex life. *S*

(well, I might)

Happy New Year to ALL!!!!

asteacher said...

Thank you for everything you do to keep us inspired! I love the new look of the blog--especially the new blue quilts. I love this blog. It is my daily "quilt club" even when I don't have much time to spend actually quilting. I look forward to seeing what's new every day :)

My Needle Crafts said...

This blog just gets better and better! I love reading here! I can't wait for all the new things to come :)

Happy New Year!!

Trudi said...

Wow! ..... breath! Conratulations to Wendy! LOVE the new look! How could I not start each and everyday with a little inspiration from everyone, diverse, creative and just wonderful! Madame Samm you truely spoil us, as have Michael Miller! Oh how I wish this giveaway comes flying my way soon! See you all in the New Year wtih a 'little' inspiration!

elle said...

I am a follower, probably still fairly new at it. I don't always stay a follower though. BUT, I am definitely staying because of the variety and great 'conversation'. Strong coffee would be fine thank you, and I'd talk about, "Can we have it all?"

Jackie said...

Looking forward to all the exciting things you have planned for 2011! I'm not sure I'm ready to be a guest blogger. I do like to peek into sewing spaces and see how people organize their space as well as learn new things. I find blogs to be quite inspiring! Wishing you a healthy, happy and safe new year!

Mariliz's Musings said...

I always learn something when I come here, I love seeing everyone's stash.

Dawn said...

Anyway, I just wanted you to know how inspirational your visit was. Only a couple of weeks before you stopped I had told my husband that I was putting away my sewing stuff that since we moved I had been so tired and so consumed by the property that sewing had just become another chore to do. I went through my stash and gave alot of it away. I packed up my sewing room and felt a great relief. Then you stopped by. I truly believe things happen for a reason and I'm sure you were meant to visit me.
After seeing your beautiful quilt I couldn't stop thinking about it. Then I started visiting your blog. Then when you took over Stash manicure I followed. All the while I started to thirst for sewing again. So once the property was put to bed for the winter I started to sew. I have bookmarked sew many patterns, ideas and inspiration I can't wait for each day to tackle something new. I am definitely working on rebuilding my stash.
So I just wanted to say thanks!
Have a Happy New Year!
Dawn

Lee Ann said...

I don't wish to be a guest blogger; but, I am looking forward to seeing many new ones in the future. I love reading and learning. :-)

Scrappy/Cindy said...

What an awesome giveaway. This is the first place I check every morning for inspiration.

krisgray said...

Wow! Thank you for doing so much to make the new year something to look forward to.

Michelle said...

First of all thank you for following my brand new infant of a blog!

As a guest blogger, I would probably share a quilt project for kids. I have five girls and LOVE watching them "catch" the quilting bug. :)

Once again, thank you to the sponsors for another wonderful giveaway!!!

Marianne said...

I love your blog. It is the first one I check out each morning. Thanks for the amazing giveaway. I look forward to seeing your new content in the new year. Happy New Years!!

carol said...

Thank you for your inspiring blogs! You have made an incredible difference in my life.

Charity said...

Loving the past, while looking forward to sharing a new year with you and all the wonderful guest bloggers!
See ya in 2011, Wow!

Mimi said...

You are a blast! So enjoy your blog and humour... just saying...hah! Looking forward to next year's line up of fun and laughs! Best wishes!!

Renea said...

Happy New Year!! I am looking forward to see what your blog will be about each and everyday for 2011. Thanks for the giveaway.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Thanks for all that you have done for Stash Manicure! Your drawings and input is so much fun to read every day. Wishing you a very Happy New Year!

Kathy said...

Thanks for all the inspiraton on Stash Manicure. I love the direction it has taken. I would be happy to be a guest blogger sometime. I just set up an "official" sewing room this fall and have some neat ideas for sewing room furniture and storage that I would be happy to share.

DebrafromMD said...

I love all the inspiration this blog provides. I don't have a blog so I can't volunteer as a gueat blogger but maybe 2011 will be my year to start one.

Charlene S said...

Wow! What more is there to say about the way you have handled Stash Manicure and that tote!

Rita said...

Thanks for all the inspiration you provide. I don't have a blog but I am a faithful follower.

Patty said...

Thank you first for the chance to win the wonderful basket of goodies. Second, thank you ALL for a great blog to follow, and learn more. Since I am a days drive from family you are who I look to, to learn more. Thank you again.

Dee said...

I am a followerer, but unfortunately, do not have a blog I can guest blog from - computor and time inadequate I guess. But just want you to know, I check this blog lst thing every morning when I come into work. I so appreciate all that you and your guest bloggers continbute to the quilting world. Happy New Year everyone!!!

Nathalie said...

I enjoy reading this blog and finding out what other quilters are doing in their quilt world. I enjoy the variety of the contributors to this blog and then visiting their blogs to see who they are. Thanks for hosting such a wonderful blog and having some awesome giveaways.

Mary said...

2011 sounds like sew much fun!!! Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration. I love the new name and banner
I don't have a blog of my own, but I've been considering how I could go about guest blogging.
Happy New Year!

Kathleen said...

Love this blog...sew looking forward to a fun filled 2011...thanks for the give awesome giveaway and Happy New Year!!!

Marie said...

Happy New Year! Madamn Samm and all who read this fabulous blog.
It's so fun to read all of the ideas on manicuring your stash, I enjoy each and every posting.
Please, please, Baby New Year, help me to have my name chosen for the prize!
Marie

Rhonda G said...

Wow, what a wonderful giveaway! I am a dedicated follower and love receiving the newsletters. This blog is The Best. Thank you and Have a wonderful new year.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Wow.......that would be great to start off the New Year...

Quiliting in Mequon said...

Hello Madamn Samn...I just can't belive how many people responded already... But, you know I am a follower and I surly would love to win the tote even if it did not have the fat quarters in it... I would use it to take it to my sewing groups with me, to hold my projects instead of a plastic shoe box... I just love the blog and it's new look... Great job... Happy New Year... :)

Kim said...

this is beyond what I expected to see today. I don't have a blog yet, but I do enjoy very much all that goes on here. I was wondering how long it would be before we saw everyone stash. I like all the new guest bloggers you have found. All of them inspiring. Thank you for what must be a pretty big job to do all this.Do you have lot's of help. It looks like you would have to. Please pick me for this tote and whatever is inside. kpesco at g mail

Scrappy quilter said...

What a wonderful year 2011 is going to be at this blog. I love the new look. I'm already a follower and I'd love to win. Happy New Year and thanks for all you do.

Anonymous said...

Halo Halo and Happy New Year to all of my quilting friends, I recognize many of you. I have been following this blog since day one. I love the changes and the colors are beautiful. M.S. you are without a doubt inspiring. You bring so many people out, I can hardly believe you keep making it better. I can't imagine winning this giveaway, I would just die. hahaha ClaireinFr15 yahoo

Mommarock said...

The new year is SO exciting! I have already learned so much from the guest bloggers on this site, and can't wait to learn more. As a new quilter, I'm very eager for more education, and I always get that here. You just can't learn too much when it comes to quilting, and that little tidbit of input is so exciting and rewarding. The prizes are quite lovely as well, and this prize is WOWZERS!

Stormy Days said...

Wow, great new sponsor. I love Michael Miller fabrics. Of course I'm a follower and I have no idea what I would write as a guest blogger.

Millie said...

Congrats Wendy! Love the new look and banner. More trunk shows, tutorials and picures of quilts made from our stash will be great inspiration.
Happy New Year Samm, Rae Ann, sponsors and all the quilters!

Barbieann said...

what would I do as a guest blogger! probably show a little about what I do as a full time working mom procraftinating at home instead of cleaning! If I spent the amount of time cleaning that I put into my crafting, my house would be sparkling.
Love Stash manicure! It has been so inspirational to me and I am excited about the new year! Way Cool!

Jean Burke said...

I am a follower and am so excited about the new ideas and things coming up this year. I"ve found so many neat blogs by reading the guests here - I especially love the funny ones. Many thanks to all the bloggers for sharing your creativity and inspiration. The gift is lovely - thanks for the chance to win. Also - if I were to guest blog I would talk about keeping a journal/list of the quilts and projets you make throughout the year. At the end of the year, reading back through the list, you'll be amazed at what you accomplished - I know I was. A happy, healthy new year to you Madame Samm and all the quilters out there in blog land. Piece....

Canadian Kristin said...

Ooooh, love that prize! As a new quilter I don't have much of a stash to manicure quite yet, but I still do find great tips from the gals who have built stash and are now learning to manage it! I have no opinion on how to change or improve your blog because every time I come I am inspired or enlightened or brought to a chuckle in a new way and am always leaving with a smile! WELL DONE, you!!!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Pat said...

Thank you for all you do! Its the first blog I read everyday.
Looking forward to 2011.
Happy New Year!

Heartsdesire said...

Three cheers for the banner winners, your sponsors and all the guest bloggers from 2010. Looks like 2011 will be a wonderful year for Stash Manicure. I'm so glad I found your blog. I have learned so many new things, been inspired to tackle projects I might otherwise thought to involved for me, and along with everything else, had a few good laughs (a lot actually}. Thanks for everything, and thanks for a fabulous giveaway to start the new year. Hip, hip, hooray!

theolde stone house said...

I just recently found this blog and what and inspiration it is. I can't wait for the New Year and all the fun. Inspiration is the key for me. I love seeing all the trunk shows.

I actually have a quirky trunk show kind of thing. It's more of a collection. I collect and use vintage printed Feedsacks in my quilting and other projects. If anyone is willing to hear about them I would gladly show pictures.

Rhonda

Marsha said...

I am a follower and I visit every day! Thank you for all you do to inspire us!

moosestashquilting said...

To follow or not to follow... such a silly question. If your not, your missing out. Join us all and have some fun. Thanks Michael Miller, I can hardly wait to find out the winner of this great prize.

Pots and Pins said...

New Year, New Stash!! How exciting - but how could it GET any BETTER?!? Love the bag - love the blog - it's what gives me my morning mo-jo! xo, Happy New Year! Nan

Tiffany said...

I just finished separating my very meager stash into drawers. I'm a little surprised by how muh there is! Now that I have figured out how to organize my stash, I look forward to learning more about what to DO with all those fabrics! Thanks, Stash Manicure!

Tiffany said...

Oops! I used the wrong account to post that last comment (155)... I really AM a follower!

Teresa said...

I know I've only been a follower for a few weeks but I'm really hooked. Here I am in a remote part of Scotland but through you I feel connected to the quilting sisterhood around the world. I'm so looking forward to next year. Happy New Year and thanks.

Melody said...

I love this blog and stop by everyday to see what is new. It doesn't matter to me what it is titled because I know that I can always count on great ideas and meet new people. Thank you!

Our Busy Little Bunch said...

Looking forward to a new year of inspiration! THANKS for making this a great place to sit with a cup of coffee!
ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

Vicky P said...

I ran across this blog a little over a month ago and have had to go back through the year to see what I missed. I enjoy so much seeing what others are doing and their tips. Love to learn about shortcuts that will help me to complete more projects. That is my goal, to complete more. Thanks for the give away.

Barbara said...

Obviously a favorite daily blog with some of my very very fav bloggers contributing to it

I think it would be interesting to contribute an entry from the standpont of a new quilter and creating a stash from scratch in these tough times without wasting money

madame samm - you are doing great, sweetheart. I really look forward to spending 2011 here

Terri said...

I love the new look - very wintery! Thanks for all your hard work on bringing Stash Manicure to a new level and to Raeann for getting it started. If I were a guest blogger, I would talk about how SM inspired me to get back into quilting and sewing, finish some UFOs, get my stash organized so I can start manicuring and even start a sewing blog (which only has a few entries so far, but many floating in my mind). Thanks for creating a wonderful spot that I come to daily to get my inspiration fix - now I'm off to my sewing room to tidy it up for the great New Year of finishes I'm planning.

sandra said...

I really love your blog and look forward to reading it every day. I have learnt so much about how to manage my stash and even ordered a custom build cutting table with eight drawers and at a height that is good for me to cut. It arrived a few days before Christmas and I was in love. Now I need the time to get organized and get back to work.Thanks for all of the inspiration. What a beautiful gift and I would love to win because I love that fabric. I am really looking forward to 2011 and everything that Stash Manicure will bring to its blog. Blessings for a Happy New Year. Sandra

Barbara said...

Happy New Year! Love the idea of more small projects!

webmailaddress2 said...

Congrats on a great year, and looking forward to what's in store for 2011!

Rene' said...

What a great year this blog has had!!! Love the new look and am looking forward to wonderful things in 2011!

Patchwork and Play said...

I can just tell that 2011 is going to a great year for Stash Manicure and am so excited to be part of it! What a wonderful giveaway to start the year with. If I were to do a post for you I'd probably try to explain the vagaries of foundation piecing!

A Girl said...

Love the new look of the blog. It is like all the quilts were made just for you. Beautiful! Can't wait to hear the stories behind them.

I would love to be a guest blogger...there is so much to share...maybe a tutorial or a little inspiration...we could all use a little of that, right!

Shannon said...

I always gain so much insperation from this blog. You have done a great job of running this site. I love all the guest boggers with different ideas. The bag and fat quarters look wonderful. Thank you!

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Wow what a cute tote~ and FQ's too!? How fun! I have enjoyed the tutorials and peeks into stashes. So much excitement for quilting here! Thanks for all the inspiration!

Vickie said...

Oh, how fun!! A giveaway and a story! Hmmmm....now, what would I share. Well, how about telling you about my sisters and I, how we share the quilting love, how it began with an aunt on an Easter Sunday and how the quilting love has spilled onto the next generation. We are even plotting a 2011 monthly quilt "neighborhood" of houses, trees and people of all sizes. We will each make three blocks at a time, one to keep and two to share. Of course, that story would be fun to share "after" we are done!!! :) Hugs and Love, Madame Samm

rjk said...

I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS NEW YEAR. YOU HAVE HAD SUCH A GREAT BLOG TO READ AND I HAVE READ IT ALMOST EVERY DAY. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.

Beth said...

I love reading your blog daily. I am in the process of setting up my "new" sewing room. I have gotten many great ideas from here. The giveaway is fabulous. I am now a follower....I hope I did it right!!!

Deb said...

Hi! I have been a follower of your blog...but am now an "official" follower...if I was going to be a guest "manucurist" I would track the progress of my "stash manicure" over 2011. I currently have an out of control/disorganized sewing room. I would like to use the ideas and inspirations from your blog to get it under control. I could submit pictures, etc of my ongoing progress throughout the year. I also love the idea of mug rugs...I haven't made one and I want to try!! Deb... A Chronically Clulttered Quilter

pixie13 said...

Follower. This is one of my absolute favorite quilting blogs; I love the guest posts & certainly missed them over the holiday break. Thanks for all you do.

Patty D from NC said...

I very much enjoy this blog (and your other won) and would love the chance to win. I would be honored for the chance to be a guest blogger (but not in January!) and would probably talk about what I do with the other half of the HST.

Happy New Year!

jednoiglec said...

Happy New Year! To all Bloggers, Followers and occasional Visitors!

I'm new in quilting&blogging world, so I'm really appreciated that I found Stash Manicure and could learn from you.
I would love to be a guest blogger... someday - when I'll have something to show you. Now I only can tell what beginner quilter shouldn't do and on what should pay attention to (I've got lots of experience in making mistakes and I know that is not the end:). My motto for this and upcoming year is: think about sewing when you sew:)

Pat said...

Oh, Happy New Year and am looking forward to reading this blog everyday!

Michelle said...

I could share a trunk show of baby quilts made form 2 1/2" squares....or ideas on how to work with random batches of scraps...

The new direction for the blog sounds terrific!

Sask-Kat said...

Happy Happy New Year! - I can't wait to see what wonders you will share with us in 2011. I find so much creative inspiration in this blog!

Gwynette in NW Arkansas said...

Happy New Year to SEW WE QUILT/STASH MANICURE!! My daughter just bought that basket filled with Ginger Blossom fat quarters at a quilt shop in Kansas and wouldn't it be great if MOM won one??? Of course it would!!! I love the direction you are taking this blog. As a follower, I look forward to reading a 'daily' blog each morning with my coffee!!!!

Mary said...

Sounds like a great year coming up. Looking oforward to the challenges of new ideas. Thank you a faithful follower.

Lisa said...

Happy New Year to all at Sew We Quilt. Love reading the blog & have got home at "stupid o'clock" in the evening & just had to log on for a bit of Stash Manicure reading. Looking forward to 2011.

Margaret said...

This blog just keeps getting better and better. As a follower, I look forward every day to meeting new people. As a quilter for only 2 years now, I enjoy all of the advise and humor this blog brings. Happy New Quilting Year.

Juliet Ave Mom said...

Thanks for your great blog. I'm a new follower and am so amazed by all the wonderful info. on your site. Great pictures and such amazing ideas. I foresee my very small stash getting put to good use:) Happy New Year.

Marcia W. said...

Have a Hillariously Happy New Year! I do not have a blog. If did, as a guest blogger could describe my travails learning how to use a new sewing machine - which would be most embarassing to me I'm sure. I like the idea of stash manicure via sew we quilt behind the seams. Thank you Michael Miller for the fabric gift and Madame Samm for organizing the giveaway. follower as MarciaW.

Tamie said...

I love the journey of this blog. It is so interesting to see everyone's different thoughts. Thanks for sharing with us!

Fiona said...

Happy New Year! I love the way I can get a little bit of eye candy and inspiration almost everyday on this blog, a short reprieve from parenting my busy little boys. I would love to see someone do a show and share on quilts or quilted gifts for boys/men!!
Thank you for all your work bringing inspiration into our homes daily.

Beverly said...

Wonderful giveaway from one of the best blogs around! I look forward to a new year of wonderful posts. I'm not sure what I would share. I'm still in the soaking it all in phase and get enough of what others are sharing.

Sarah Craig said...

Love the new look, Madame Samm! And the new direction - it certainly makes it easier to come up with a post! I would probably share (if you find it appealing) a tutorial for my Fractured Fibonacci pillow top, or for my Disappearing 9-Patch variation quilt, and I could also write about our quilt ministry, which has moved along by leaps and bounds since the first time I mentioned it in a post here. There's probably more posts in me, too.... You know you can call on me anytime you need me!

PS Great giveaway! Tomorrow's my wedding anniversary - wouldn't winning this be a neat surprise!!

da.schultz said...

Love the new banner
wishing you all the best in the new year
can hardly wait to see all the new ideas out there
as well as all the great give aways great sponsors Annette from Watrous

sewinggeek said...

It is always fun to see people's stash and how they manage it or manicure it! Thanks for the great sponsors.

patticakes said...

I look forward to each new post - I only wish we could get a new post 3 times a day instead of 1 - lol! Greedy, yes I am!
Thanks for the great blog and the chance to win great prizes from very generous sponsors!

sbcmom said...

Wow! What a fun, energizing blog this is! I'm so glad to have found you. Thanks for the inspiration and the wonderful things to come. The giveaway is amazing!!!

eamylove said...

January's blue banner is so lovely! All of our snow melted here today, and it makes me wish for more new snowflakes! Here's a thought for 2011...posts showing what we have made with giveaways we've won in the past. (If I win the MM tote, I'll post about what I make with those pretty f/q's. I promise!!!)

Polly said...

Thank you for the wonderful givaway! a wonderful way to begin 2011! Happy New Year, Samm!!

QuiltingCyclist said...

Thank you for this blog. It is great. Happy New Year to all us Stash Fans!

Kelsey Rose said...

Not sure how great of a guest blogger I'd be. I just started sewing and quilting, and I've been trying to build UP my stash, not manicure it down. :) But I love reading about everyone else's stashes to learn about what is useful and pitfalls in selecting items for your stash.

Maybe someday I'll have a room like Teresa (which I am pretty sure is about 1/3 the size of my entire apt, at least). ;)

Quilting_Chris said...

Woo hoo bring on 2011 what a lot to look forward to.

Happy New Year

Melissa said...

If just recently discovered Stash Manicure and have been enjoying it so much.

I think I would love to guest blog about how to encourage your friends who are new quilters (or want to be new quilters) without overwhelming them.

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