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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Grow Your Blog...

GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED
There were 49 comment entries for the quilted hotpads I made to giveaway for the 2015 Grow Your Blog party.  I used RANDOM.ORG random number generator to pick the winner.  

And the winner is Chantal from At the corner of Scrap and Quilts!  Now I'm a little intimidated to send my quilted hotpads to a real quilter.  :)
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Leave a comment to win a pair of quilted hot pads!



This year I am participating in the 3rd Annual Grow Your Blog party hosted by Vicki at 2 Bags Full.  If you are participating as well, and are visiting here for the first time, welcome!

My name is Kathleen.  I am a wife, mother, grandmother, knitter, quilter, cardmaker, and general crafter, part-time worker, and blogger.  I've been blogging since 2007.  My blog name, Four Miles North of Nowhere, is a description of where we lived at the time I started writing.  We have since moved, and now live about three miles north of Wal-Mart, but I don't think that has the same ring to it.  :)

I once heard the phrase "a magazine of me," and I think that describes my blogging; part journal, part captain's log, some crafting and recipes, and lately a lot of home renovation progress reports.

I love to give away things that I make.  Since I can't seem to write a blog post lately unless it has the word 'kitchen' mentioned somewhere in it, I think that I will give away A PAIR OF QUILTED HOT PADS LIKE THE ONE PICTURED ABOVE for your kitchen.  They are denim backed, and cotton filled, so they should be serviceable and wear well.  The one above does not have its binding sewn on it yet, but it and its mate will be bound before the giveaway ends...I promise.  (Giveaway does not include my little nesting doll measuring cups or wooden spoon...sorry)

GIVEAWAY IS OPEN TO ALL WHO LEAVE A COMMENT ON THIS POST, and please include an email address or blog address so that I can contact you if you win.  Frequent visitor or first-time visitor, ALL ARE WELCOME TO ENTER.  I will mail prize anywhere, so international visitors, you are included.  

One entry per person, please.  If the first name I draw does not include contact information left in their comment, I will have to draw another.  The drawing will be on Sunday, February 15, and I will contact the winner at that time as well as post the winner's name here.

I hope you have fun at the party, and would love to have you come back soon!
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49 comments:

  1. Good Morning Kathleen. I'm the assistant from the blog hop out making my rounds this morning. You have a lovely place here - cute blog design! On Vicki's behalf I would like to welcome you to the blog hop! Have fun!

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  2. Hi Kathleen,
    Definitely better keeping the old name ... it's great. I'd love to win a piece of your work ..Enjoy the blog hop today - it's fun getting a virtual trip around the world :)
    Best Wishes
    Fil Fil’s Place - Old songs and Memories

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  3. It's so nice to meet you! I always wanted to visit Nowhere and I agree, Walmart not so much. :)

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  4. Can't wait to come back and visit soon.

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  5. Kathleen you sound like a lot of fun! And talented, too. I'm going to enjoy following your blog! (Can't wait to check out that chicken pie recipe in the next post.) Cindy from TheCranesNest.com

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  6. Hello! I'm a fellow GYB-er and first time visitor. I love your blog name and agree with you about its charm - whether true or not! I'd love to win your hot pads!

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  7. Hello Kathleen,
    I found your blog via Grow your Blog. It is the first time I participate in it. Like your sense of humor. And I would love a kitchen sink like yours too. ;^)
    Congrats on your blog.

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  8. I have never heard of Grow Your Blog but will have to take a look at how it works,I would love to go into a draw to win a piece of your work,what a fun thing to do.
    X Dawn

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  9. The nesting dolls are too cute. Where did you get them?

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  10. Hi i am a fellow quilter from Ga. I am visiting from Vickis' and am following you now

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  11. So nice to meet you, Kathleen. Looking forward to following your adventures! ~Terri

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  12. Hi Kathleen. I am touring with the GYB partiers and chuckled at the name of your blog ... then had a good laugh with 'now live about three miles north of Wal-Mart, but I don't think that has the same ring to it. :)'.
    I love your sense of humour ! Will be back to take a stroll through your blog !

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  13. I love the idea of a "magazine of me" and I'm so glad to have found you via the GYB party. Thumbs up on keeping the old location title for your blog - it's quite charming. What a delightful giveaway, and I look forward to reading more of your posts.

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  14. I live in the middle of nowhere so we must be neighbors. I'd love to win some of that quilted awesomeness :)

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  15. Finally home and will be reading all about your kitchen reveal in a moment but I wanted to drop a quick line here to enter your fabulous giveaway (how did you know my oven mitts are absolutely thrashed? hope I win!).

    I'm still laughing about your not re-naming your blog to match your new location - I love the Four Miles name.

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  16. I enjoyed taking a look around your blog. I was impressed with your new kitchen. Had to laugh about the garbage disposal switch. Mine is inside my cabinet under the sink. So, not only do I have wet slippery hands, I also have to open a door to get to it. Obviously designed by a man (grin).

    Loved the visit, since this is my first time at GYB, as well as your blog. http://alteredbooklover.blogspot.com/2015/01/grow-your-blog-blog-hop-event.html

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  17. I enjoyed taking a look around your blog. I was impressed with your new kitchen. Had to laugh about the garbage disposal switch. Mine is inside my cabinet under the sink. So, not only do I have wet slippery hands, I also have to open a door to get to it. Obviously designed by a man (grin).

    Loved the visit, since this is my first time at GYB, as well as your blog. http://alteredbooklover.blogspot.com/2015/01/grow-your-blog-blog-hop-event.html

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  18. Glad to meet you, Kathleen! I signed up to follow you on pinterest. sarah@forrussia.org

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  19. Hello Kathleen,
    visiting from the GYB party from NSW Australia. Great name for your blog! Enjoy the rest of the party.

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  20. Haha - you made me laugh. I think "Three Miles North of Walmart" is a perfect blog name. Go for it!

    You throw a good party. Thanks for inviting me.

    So that you know, I've become a Follower and when time permits, I'll be back to see what other beautiful things were made by your hands!

    What this party is all about is to GROW your blog and I'm hoping to do the same. When you get to Section One, check out A Country Chic Retreat and SuZeQ Creations, my personal blog, in Section Fifteen I'd love for you to follow and subscribe to.

    Happy crafting!
    SuZeQ

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  21. Your blog is very interesting, enjoyed reading it.

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  22. Anything made by you would definitely be treasured...<3 ya girlie!

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  23. Nice to meet you and I am looking forward to following your blog.

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  24. Hi Kath
    I had to stop on by and say howdy. I hope you are having a fun blog party!

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  25. HI, Kathleen. I'm visiting via GYB from St. John's, NL Canada. Lovely blog. Thanks for a chance to win a little quilted piece.

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  26. What a great title for a blog. I am dipping in and our of the GYB posts and having a great time.
    Have a wonderful party!
    Catherine (from South Wales, UK)

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  27. Undertaking a kitchen reno - wow. We did it once and it was something I never want to repeat. Our first meal (hot dogs and Kraft Dinner) tasted divine after being forced to eat take out for a few weeks. Thanks for inviting us over to visit!

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  28. Undertaking a kitchen reno - wow. We did it once and it was something I never want to repeat. Our first meal (hot dogs and Kraft Dinner) tasted divine after being forced to eat take out for a few weeks. Thanks for inviting us over to visit!

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  29. Hello! I am visiting via the GYB Party, and I am so glad that I found your blog. Thank you for the opportunity to win such a beautiful creation. By the way, I love the name of your blog...very creative!
    -Brittany @ Pickles Quilting

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  30. So nice to meet you via the GYB party. Your blog is lovely. I'm a new follower.

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  31. Found your blog from Grow Your Blog party. enjoy your post and have become a follower. Would love to be part of your drawing.
    come visit my blog as I love cross stitching and cardmaking and other crafts.
    joycefrank@sbcglobal.net
    http://joycesloveoflife.blogspot.com

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  32. Lovely to meet you, Kathleen. I love your blog name! 😀 i've joined your blog, and I will be back to visit soon.

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  33. Hello Kathleen! Very happy to finally get over and wish you a belated happy blog-hopping :) Your pretty hot pads would be a welcome homey addition to my kitchen :)

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  34. Thanks for visiting Kathleen. I'm now following your blog and would love to be included in your giveaway.

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  35. Hi Kathleen it's lovely to meet you!
    I'm visiting from the UK
    Thank you for a great giveaway

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  36. Hi Kathleen, visiting from GYB, I love a wide variety too!

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  37. Oh MAN! I really wanted those nesting doll measuring cups! I'll be a new follower and can't wait to hear the latest!

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  38. Is Nowhere close to Lake Woebegone? aka Garrison Keillor??

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  39. Hi Kathleen, I'm visiting from the GYBP. I love blogs that have a little of this and that. I can't seem to finish my kitchen remodel so maybe your posts about kitchen will prod me into action. Your pot pie recipe looks delicious also.

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  40. Glad to have found your blog via the hop! I could use more kitchen inspiration these days.

    t_ktl at yahoo.com

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  41. Greetings from the Pacific Northwest! I live close to a Wal-Mart also. Sounds like yours has better bargains!

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  42. HI Kathleen - thanks for visiting Comptonia on your GYB Party travels :)
    I also have a renovation project going, turning my screenporch into an insulated, all-year-round bedroom with windows on three sides. Reno is one of those good-news-bad-news deals, isn't it? But at least it ends with the GOOD news!
    I would love to be entered in your giveaway, and my fingers will be firmly crossed, I can always be reached through a comment over at http://comptonia.blogspot.com/
    Thanks!

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  43. I'd love to win the hot pads! And I love the matryoshka doll in the picture - is it just decorative?

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  44. Hello Kathleen, I see you have yummy yummy recipes! I love your blog name, and yes it's much more poetic than the walmart one, lol. You have a cozy blog home, one truly feels welcome here. Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog :) I will follow you too. Though I reached the maximum blogs one can follow through google friend connect (can you imagine?!), so I'm following you now through feedly. Wishing you a beautiful day ~ Wendy of Apple and Apricot blogsvanwendy@live.nl

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  45. I so envy anyone who is able to sew! I do a little handwork, but sewing on a machine intimidates me! I can remember the thread getting all knotted up in the machine whenever I would try to use the machine--so--I gave up! I have been teaching myself to crochet and love it so far! "C" and I keep talking about trying to get on a regular posting schedule and grow our blog because we both really do like writing. We ask "what is wrong with us?" She is busy at work--but what's MY excuse? Yes, I love your blog name--hope you don't ever change it!
    V

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  46. What a generous giveaway! I am so glad you are part of the blog hop. Your dedication to getting things done is admirable. I hope your enthusiasm rubs off on me.
    - afistfuloflemons @ gmail.

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  47. Hi Kathi! Thanks for stopping by! Your blog name is so cute! Will be visiting again!Jan

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  48. Love the hotpad! Great blog! It's my first time here... nice to "meet" you and so many other amazing crafters. God bless!

    ILuvTheEucharist @ aol.com

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  49. Hi Kathleen. I'm dropping by on the GYB party. Nice to meet you, and I'm your newest follower. I live in eastern Canada where we have lots of snow right now. I hope you'll get the time to drop by to visit me too, and enter my giveaway. Your hot pads are a great idea.

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