It’s almost like being in Love!

*the giveaway is now closed*

Today just happens to be my 9th wedding anniversary.  In some ways, time has flown by and in other ways, I think it could be longer. 😉  We’ve been through a lot together and life can be crazy…but crazy is better than boring!

In the spirit of celebrating, I wanted to both finish up one giveaway and start another.

First off, is the winner of the Flurry layer cake from The Fat Quarter Shop.  I think it would have been cute if the lucky winner was number 9, but nope…it was # 50!

It's almost like being in Love

Who is Shelly!

(Remember we were celebrating Christmas then!)

It's almost like being in Love

Congrats to you Shelly!  I hope you enjoy that Christmas fabric.  Oh and I adore your email address.  I’m sort of jealous that it is not mine!  lol

But wait everyone, there is more!  I told you that we had a new sponsor coming and here she is!  It’s Brenda from Pink Castle Fabrics!

(ack! My computer is being weird and won’t let me put her pink castle logo in this thread…but you can see it in my sidebar.  You can’t miss it.  It’s the only Pink Castle over there. 😉  )

I just ordered the most luscious fabrics from Brenda!  Most of them were from the Newest Joel Dewberry line (quite possibly my favorite designer!) Heirloom.  Tell me that these are not sooo delicious!!

It's almost like being in Love

It's almost like being in Love

This man is killing me because that is not even all of the colorways in this collection!  Stop the madness!!  So many fabrics, so little time.

I also got some irresistible new fabrics from a line called Dazzle.  These are the basketweave prints.  Brenda has too many yummy fabrics!

It's almost like being in Love

So, Brenda has graciously agreed to do a giveaway of a Jelly Roll of…. well, you all voted….and the results were pretty interesting.  But hands down the clear winner was Little Apples!  So we will be doing a giveaway of Little Apples Jellyroll!  (but if you don’t prefer that line we might be able to twist Brenda’s arm into giving you the one that you voted for!)

It's almost like being in Love

So, given that it is my 9th wedding anniversary, this time I’d love to hear from you about something marriage-related.  A piece of advice that you live by… Your favorite way to celebrate an anniversary (Lynne I already know what you are going to say!)…  The song you danced to at your wedding…. (the title of the post is ours!).  Really anything about marriage!  Everyone has something to say on this subject, so this is obviously not only limited to married people.  lol.  We’re all full of opinions!

To enter the giveaway:
1.  Leave a marriage/anniversary/wedding related comment
2.  Run over to Brenda’s shop and leave a comment back here telling me your favorite item she has or what you would like to see her carry.


269 thoughts on “It’s almost like being in Love!”

  1. Happy anniversary! Love God first, your husband 2nd, and your kids 3rd. After the kids leave home, you'll still have your husband. 🙂

  2. Well, this september will by my 27th anniversary, and I am only 32…LOL…not really, but I feel much younger than my parents were at this age. My piece of advice has to do with children—always, always, always present a united front! Please DON'T ask me how I know this……. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

  3. Happy Anniversary! My husband surprised me with my sewing machine for our 5 yr. Wedding Anniversary, almost 5 years ago! I didn't even use it for almost three years after he gave it to me, now I am sewing everyday and it's added so much to my life. Somehow he knew even before I did! : )

    Love Pink Castle Fabrics — they sponsor me too!!!

  4. Happy anniversary! May you have many more blessed years together. It's been 17 years for Dan and I this year and if feels so strange because it doesn't seem like 17 years.

  5. It took me twice to get it right and now I've been happily married for nearly 21 years. I guess my advice would be to make sure the communication stays open so you can always trust and respect the other person.

  6. Happy Anniversary! I'm not married. Nobody wanted me lol. Actually today is my brothers 26th Wedding Anniversary!

    I really like the seed catalogue fabric by Lakehouse Drygoods. I am loving the Annie's Farm Stand range. Mind I also like the look of those Perle cotton boxes Brenda has.

  7. I still like curio best. Seriously though, besides curio, I am finding the colors with Etchings Layer Cake intriguing.

    Thank you for a chance to win! 🙂

  8. Congrats! My hubby and I are going on 4 years in Sept. I agree with the "time flies… but sometimes it feels so much longer" statement. Maybe just on the fun days time flies 😉

    A marriage is like a boa constrictor, you have to feed it every day or it will eat you.

    … words of wisdom right there 😉

  9. I LOVE the new Dewberry line too – he is one of my favorites! I'm trying to limit myself to just buying a FQ bundle of the orange/aqua color line and then a couple of the purple prints for a skirt and a bag… even though I want them ALL! Great new shop, thanks for sharing!!

  10. Hmmmm…advice. Don't we all learn different things in life, and I feel we are with that special person to help us both become better, together. One thing that I always like to think about is that we are a team- we work on our relationship and family together, we play and have fun together, and we support each other. It grows and stretches us, and in the process, we become closer to each other and the Lord. That's my 2 cents 🙂

  11. Yup, been drooling over heirloom too 🙂 I LOVE all the FFAIII prints she has and the crossweaves also- they are a great print to use when you don't want a solid, but sort of want the look of a solid 🙂

  12. I'm not married yet or anything, but I've see my parents and they've been married 32 years, and my grandparents for 65 – so really, it seems to be about making time for each other, and enjoying the small stuff, and letting go of the unimportant stuff.. thats what i plan to do!

  13. First, Happy Anniversary!!

    Second, What Sally said, Love God, Your Spouse and Your Children, in THAT order. I would add, "Don't be shy about letting your kids know where they stand in the pecking order."

    When my kids start to play us against one another (and every kid does this at some point) I remind them, "I love you, but I love your mother more, I WILL take her side EVERY time."

    It's funny, the first time I said this to my adopted daughter she complained to our son. His response, "Yup. He's said it me a dozen times. He means it." I was glad to overhear that conversation, it confirmed that my kids actually do listen to what I say!

    Good Luck in your next 9 years! (And the 9 after that, and the 9 after that, etc.)


  14. Happy Anniversary! Random wedding comment – the DJ at ours played "Chicken Dance" even though we specifically said we didn't want it. I remember being confused that he even asked – I thought it was a joke or something. It made for some good wedding photos though!

  15. On the car ride away from our wedding (almost 5 years ago), I was really quiet. I was not just tearing up, but really crying in the car. (Not a good sign, in my new husband's eyes!) He asked me what was wrong, and I said, "Nothing. I feel like I finally understand God's love." It was a perfect day, filled with the love of friends and family and peace that I am so, so thankful for.

  16. A very happy anniversary to you, and many many more. I can't wait to start celebrating wedding anniversaries myself, soon since my boyfriend (now fiance) proposed a couple of weeks ago!

  17. Never been married (focusing on college right now!), but the only thing I can say from married friends, my parents, and family members, is to pick your battles. Don't nitpick over stupid little things, and you'll both be much happier! 🙂

  18. Happy Anniversary (which also happens to fall on my birthday…31 today!). As for marriage, from what I can see among my married friends, the best ones maintain a real partnership — independent individuals whose needs and desires are equal and equally attended to.

  19. Brenda's shop has wayyy to much beautiful things to chose from! I'd have to say my favorite items would be the Hope Valley fat quarter set, the AMH perle cotton thread, and the Alexander Henry crosshatch print 🙂

  20. I'll be celebrating my first anniversary in November so I don't have any advice of my own, so my comment will be what my mama told me when I got married: There will be a lot of times when you are right and he is wrong but it's not worth arguing over. Learn when to let it go, walk away, and say "okay, honey", knowing in your head that YOU are right. Pick your battles and the big ones seem less catastrophic.

  21. I've only been married 2 years and two months now, but even if we are still practically newlyweds, the best marriage advice I've ever been given was to be your husband's cheerleader. Not in the dress up and jump around sort of way but in the always support him, especially in public. In private you can tell him the things he isn't doing right, but in public you NEED to be his best supporter. He relies on it.

  22. Thanks for the great giveaway! Congrats on your anniversary, too! I just got married this year, so I don't have much advice/expertise… but it was fun!

  23. Happy anniversary! We will celebrate our 7th this September. We wanted our song to be R.E.M.'s Night Swimming, but the band didn't know how to play it so we had to choose some Polish song instead. Still it was one of the best weddings I've been to 😉

  24. The fabric that struck me today as I browsed was 1/2 Yard Studio E Red Essentials Tweet Tweet Black and White Color Me fabrics.

    Good communication leads to a better marriage. My husband and I have such faith in this that we have worked with our church for the last 25 years encouraging good marriages, and the last 15 sharing about communication. We have been married almost 38 years – will be 38 just 3 weeks from now!

  25. Happy Anniversary, Angela!! My husband and I have been married or dating (dating first, obviously!) for 37 years now – and I have to say marrying him was the smartest thing I ever did! He's my best friend, my most ardent supporter (he even gave up half his man-cave this year so I could put in a quilting machine!), and the love of my life! If you're half as happy as we are, you're a lucky girl!!

  26. Happy Anniversary! My husband and I have a rule. You can point or you can laugh, but you can't point and laugh at the same time. Hope you have a great time celebrating!

  27. Happy Anniversary and many more to you! We are heading towards 36 years and I almost have him trained the way I want him HAHA!!

  28. Happy Anniversary! Our 25th is on the 2nd of August…hard to believe its been that many years!

    My advice is to late….marry your best friend!

  29. Very cute stuff over at Pink Castle Fabrics, touph choice….
    I really like the fabric Wing Study in Pastille Botanika by Paula Prass….I love birds!

  30. I've been married for 33 years. Every relationship has difficult times. My advice is to remember at those times that things will get better and you'll be able to recapture the passion.

  31. Congratulations! Maybe you know this better at 9 years than I do at 6, but for one of the keys to a happy marriage is expectation management. Always be clear on what you think is going to happen, day to day, then, when your plans don't mesh, it's worked out, not a surprise!

  32. We've been married 47 years. We have a mixed marriage, Norwegian/Swede, Democrat/Republican, Right Brain/Left Brain, Cheer Leader/Jock. My advice is patience and generosity. Each of you should be yourself.

  33. I like some of the 1001 Peeps coordinating fabrics, like Sheherazade in purple, Heraldry in blue and Illuminate in blue. In fact I think I'll buy some….

  34. Marriage. Wow. It will be 20 years in November. Talk it out and let it go. Not always easy, but when it comes to the "small stuff" it always works.Our song? "Shameless"

  35. Brenda has so many goodies in her shop, it's impossible to choose a favourite – I'd love to buy nearly everything she's got! I did spy FQ and half yard bundles of 12 Moda Crossweave fabrics that I'd love to try out as I've not had any so far.
    Congrats on your new sponsor and thanks for the yummy giveaway!

  36. I am loving her DWR QAL set that she put together. Many thanks!

    My advice, don't let the little things get you down. Choose your arguments wisely.

  37. Congratulations on your 9th anniversary. Advice? Well, after 36+ years of marriage I would have to say…..always say thank you, admit when you are wrong, and never, ever stop holding hands.
    Thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway!

  38. My husband and I have only been legally married for about 3 years now, but I found out recently (at my brother's wedding), that when people as him how long we have been married he says 7 years… that's how long we have been together. I asked him about it and he said he just always knew that we were meant to be. So my advice (after seriously swooning) would be to trust your instinct — if it's good, hold on to it!!

  39. I'm loving the green/blue anthology bundle she has… yummmmy colors!!

    I'm a week away from my first wedding anniversary with my husband. I've been out of work the last month so for us so its been difficult. It seems simple, but placing value in what the other does throughout the day is important. and then catching up on said days over dinner 🙂

  40. Ironically, my 9th wedding anniversary was yesterday (7/26/2002)! So we had just started our honeymoon (driving) the day that you were married! Yesterday we both weren't feeling well, so we did nothing, and literally laid around all day, but at least we got to spend it together! HA

    What was our wedding song? Lady by Kenny Rogers, and no we aren't country music fans, it was just our song!

  41. The closer you both draw to God, the closer you draw to each other. How can you help but be a better husband or wife the more Christ-like you become?

  42. We just celebrated our 11th. I guess the best advice is to remember that you & your hubby are not against each other, but together against whatever trials come. 🙂 Thanks for the chance to enter! Happy Anniversary!!!

  43. I have a huge weakness for shot cottons & cross weaves. You have the benefit of solids, but it's got great color & movement. I'm glad she has so many in stock!

  44. My parents were married a long time. As a child, I recall my father telling me to "go ask your mother". My parents were not divided on discipline, whoever caught us doing "wrong" administered the discipline. Most importantly, I remember their laughter together as they truly enjoyed each others company. So, advice: united on rules for the kids and enjoy your time together.

  45. Joel Dewberry's Heirloom is my favorite collection. My next fave is 1001 Peeps, especially the purple colors. Of course, those basket weave prints from Dazzle are awfully cute too. Thanks for the giveaway!

  46. my husband and i just got married on june 25! i don't know much about marriage, considering i'm kind of a noob. i do know that i woke up feeling different the day after our wedding, and that i can't get enough of telling folks about my HUSBAND.

  47. OH, OH, OH I see she has Anna Marie Horner embroidery floss over there – awesome & good to know. I love jelly rolls – any jelly rolls – thanks for the chance to win one.

  48. I've been married 41 years – my advice would be "Don't Yell" – it accomplishes nothing. Take 5 then talk it out in a calm, quiet voice. Has worked for us all these years.

  49. Hmm . .
    marriage advice: think about the fight you're having is it really worth it to win the fight, let it go.

    My wedding song – Bryan Adams – (Everything I Do) I Do It For You

    Great giveaway!

  50. My 20th wedding anniversary is coming up in August. I keep joking with my husband that he must have married a child since I'm still only 29 haha.

  51. Congrats on nine years…best advice I have is once a fight is worked out don't rehash it again..let it go, forgiveness is everything. I am guessing you figured that out already!

  52. Happy Anniversary! We'll be celebrating our 11th next month. The best marriage advice I was ever given is to hold hands whenever you can. That little physical connection can mean a lot.

  53. Went to visit the Pink Castle. I love the dumb dots in charcoal – what a great neutral to have on hand. I also love the whole Heirloom line. Joel Dewberry is one of my favorites too. I made a really cute dress out of two of his Aviary 2 fabrics.

    Happy Anniversary!

  54. It took me twice – and really knowing myself to get it right. My advice? The best marriages are those where you love yourself first … only then can you really love another. Congratulations!

  55. Oh Happy Anniversary! I hope you both get to do something to celebrate.

    Marriage related ~ hmmmm not sure if this qualifies, but we just celebrated our 9th wedding anniversary ourselves on July 13th. How funny it's so close and the same year.

    This year we didn't do much to celebrate other than going to our favorite restaurant which takes us about 1 1/2 hrs to drive to. I felt like some old OLD couple you see in the comics or something when trying to decide where to go for their anniversary and sorting through their coupons. LOL Yep, we used the coupon for this place that was emailed to us for our anniversary. I'm sure anyone else would have too considering this place is $45+ each.

  56. I'm going to borrow the advice my BFF gave to one of our friends when he was best man at their wedding: "Sometimes, when you're married, even when you're right, you're wrong." (oh, and we had clown noses on our faces at the time too) 😀

    The first thing that struck me at the Pink Castle was the Newsprint fabric! Too cool!!

  57. Oh gosh, your taste is like mine. I just adore both Amethyst and Garnet Heirloom by Joel Dewberry lines. They are both just beautiful.

    I am VERY much hoping I'll be able to buy some too but I am just not sure. 🙁 I did post more but chose to delete the reason why I may not be able to buy any. You don't need a discussion about my reason here. LOL I'll behave just for you. Aren't you happy? 🙂 haha

  58. We were married the same year as you! We got engaged July 3rd, 2002 and were married 2 months later in September! Congrats and may you have many more!!

  59. I love the Joel Dewberry Heirloom fabrics. Mr. Mailman actually dropped off a box today with FQs of the entire line sent from Brenda (after I paid her of course)! I can't wait to get started on a project with them. The fabrics really are beautiful.

  60. Well, I get married at the end of September so I am reading all the advice with interest!! Fingers crossed for the Little Apples!!

  61. Happy Anniversary! My hubby and I celebrated our 5th just last month. We've been together for 8 though so it feels like longer.

    I agree on the Heirloom fabrics too…SO pretty! Especially the orange and blue colerway.

  62. My husband got in a disagreement last year about our wedding date. Turns out, we were both wrong! I hung our framed wedding invite by the front door so we have no excuse.

  63. I need Heirloom in the plum color way!! I wasn't super excited after seeing the online thumbnails, but seeing your pics makes me think I need some!

  64. I'll be getting married soon(ish) (I'm so tempted to just run off and do it) and the thing that has made this guy last above all others is that he and I aren't afraid to do something completely silly around each other…like steal my sock when I'm getting ready to go out and turn it into a sock puppet. 😉

  65. I'm slowly falling for Ta Dot by Michael Miller. I keep putting off buying some but I know that won't last long.

  66. Happy Anniversary! I'm getting married next year and I can't wait! I think we are starting to want to elope because things are getting sort of crazy with the families – lol – but we would never hear the end of it. As they say, it's about the marriage and not the wedding, but apparently that's only to us! =P 🙂

  67. My husband and I have been married for just 5 years, but boy have we been through a lot! We lost a child, he's been laid off more times than I can count, and we lost our house last year. But, we're still going strong. I tell him that on our 10th anniversary, I expect a big ole ring!

    I think Brenda should carry Sarah Jane! Thanks for the chance.

  68. I'm celebrating my 2nd anniversary next month so don't feel ready to give advice just yet – ask me in a few years! – but it's wonderful reading the comments and seeing so many people with so many years behind them!

    We danced to My Beloved Monster 🙂

  69. "Mawwige. Mawwige is what bwings us together today." Gotta love that line from Princess Bride! Great summertime movie.

  70. Happy Anniversary, and it was great to meet you last weekend! Laughter is what brought my husband and I together and keeps our marriage going. Be sure to have fun together!

  71. i just got married a month ago! congratulations to you! so far i don't have much advice since i'm freshly new at this.

    we danced to "I Can't Wait (be my wife)" by Runner Runner. it was so sweet – my husband sang the lyrics to me as we swayed with our eyes closed. 🙂

  72. We celebrated our 27th anniversary this year. We have been together longer than we were apart! Remember to always keep the two of you in the front. Happy Anniversary.

  73. The 6th of August is my 6th year anniversary. 🙂 I think that my best marriage advice is to always tell your spouse how much they mean to you and to be able to laugh, especially when there are arguments. Sometimes a laugh can be enough to cut through the tension. Congrats!

  74. I think one of the most important things I have discovered about marriage is to not take each other for granted. Having a child really turned our marriage upside down but now I feel like we are stronger than ever. More words of wisdom: let it go.

  75. Besides drooling over the Joel Dewberry fabrics, I love the seed catalog newsprint fabric. I have a weakness for typography on fabric.

  76. I am not married, but I'm at an age where lots of my peers are getting married and one lesson that I've learned (and hope I remember when the time is right) is that you need to focus a lot more on the marriage than on the wedding. People focus so much attention on one day and forget to work on building the things that make a marriage last a lifetime.

    On the Etsy shop, I really dig the Moda Crossweave bundles! It was hard to pick, though, she has a really good selection! I want some 1001 Peeps and some Heirloom and some Kaffe shot cotton!! Yummy yummy!

  77. Probably the number one thing that helps us keep our marriage going smoothly is being quick to apologize. It was really hard to learn that, let me tell you. But it's been worth it. Enjoy your anniversary!

  78. Happy Anniversary! My husband and I have been married for 4 years and have dated for 9. We started dating when I was 15! Anyways, our first dance at our wedding was sung by a local band and it was the song At Last. Such great memories!

  79. I jumped over to Pink Castle and I must say that the Fat Quarter bundles from Anthology really are tempting especially High Society!

  80. Happy anniversary!! We will be 9 in about 5 months.I don't like to give advice on a subject that is a work in progress but I think that being great friends makes for a happy marriage. As far as pink chalk, I'm itching for the cross weaves bundle! Thanks for the give away.

  81. Marriage advice…marry someone that you can nickname "mr. Romance" or Mr. Fun…the marriage just keeps getting better and better. Married 39 years and loving every second of it. Congrats on #9!

  82. Happy anniversary!!!! Time does fly doesn't it?!?!

    This year is my 6th wedding anniversary…and i am only 24 🙂 my husband and i eloped and were married in the rainforest at 18 with just 4 people there (including ourselves). Then about 2 months into our marriage we found out that we had a bun in the oven and now six years later we have a 5 year old and a 3 year old and life is grand! I wouldn't change it for anything in the world. We didn't have a first dance or a wedding song but we had each other and that's all that matters!

  83. Happy Anniversary. Advice- Marriage isn't a 50/50 partnership, it's 100% from each of you all the time. And don't keep score-(you got this so it's my turn to get that). Together you are so much more than separate. Next month we'll celebrate 42 years of wedded bliss. Sometimes bliss, mostly hard work but loads of fun, laughter and enjoying being together. congratualtions and many, many more.

  84. Happy anniversary! Enjoy your celebrations. My husband and I both FORGOT our 6 year anniversary – so my advice to my husband in that situation is to – buy your wife some flowers. 🙂

  85. And I was shopping at pink castle fabrics yesterday for some solids I am going to use to make his and hers quilts for our bed. I have a fq set of good folks I am going to split into warm and cool colours. There wasn't room for much else in my parcel, but if there had been I really like the cape Ann layer cake. 🙂

  86. I am not yet married. But I would love to have a own song and maybe restaurant where I could celebrate with my beloved every year we shared 🙂


  87. Thanks to you and Brebda, I've found what the delicious yellow crosshatch print I've been looking for is called! its the Pirate Grid in Corn Yellow for Pirate Pups by Alexander Henry Fabric. Yippie!

  88. Happy 9th Anniversary! For our 10th anniversary, my husband conspired with the waitstaff at the resort where we were staying, and I got a ruby and diamond ring on top of my apple pie ala mode! Our anniversary was Valentine's Day and I thought it was a little trinket that everyone got, until I realized the waitstaff and our friends at our table were all laughing at me! My present to him? Matching sweatshirts that said "10 Long Miserable Years" (a family joke).

  89. Happy Anniversary. We celebrated our Silver Wedding by going on holiday to Lake Maggiore in Italy our Hotel was right on the side of the lake. It was the most magical place, it was used for weddings and the guests at the hotel were always invited to the party afterwards. Next year we celebrate our 40th unfortunately we dont have the same disposable income so I doubt we will be celebrating in style again. Linda

  90. Happy Anniversary. Thanks for "sharing the love"!

    Our wedding song … 26 years ago … was Bob Marley's "Turn The Lights Down Low". My husband picked it. He was in his reggae phase. A phase that seems to have lasted. I've never been as crazy about reggae as my husband is but I'm still crazy about him, so it works. What really makes me laugh, though, is that a couple years after our wedding a group of friends were at our place. There was music on and as one song started to play a friend said, "Hey! That's your wedding song!". It wasn't. It was "Buffalo Soldier" … a reggae song … also by Bob Marley. I laughed! And because of that whenever I hear "Buffalo Soldier", I think of our wedding.

    Silly memories are great. I'm sure you have many of your own, too.

  91. Happy Anniversary! Number 8 for us next January. Our wedding song was "It must be Love" by Don Williams. Kickin' it ol' school country 🙂

  92. What a fabulous online shop! Thanks so much for introducing us to it! So many fabrics to love, such as …

    Wing Study in Meadow Botanika by Paula Prass for Michael Miller Fabrics

    Etched Blossoms in Black Lakehouse Drygoods La Belle Rose 3

    Basketweave in Tan Dazzle by Melissa Averinos

    Buoyancy in Deep Blue louLOUthi by Anna Maria Horner

    Heather Ross's Laundry Clothesline

    Any of the crossweaves and shot cottons

    Something tells me I'll be placing an order. You're an enabler. I'm not sure if I should thank you or not.

  93. Well, I'm not married and am not big on weddings and all that. I do have to say from living with men, it's been less stressful when chores are clearly defined. In the past, my exes and I always fought over them not doing anything. My boyfriend and I discussed before moving in together who would do what. For us, since we live in a house, it was simple: I take care of the inside and he takes care of the outside. This includes all the cooking for me and he repairs my car and picks up after our dogs. The only exceptions are my garden, which I tend to, and if something needs to be fixed inside.

  94. It's hard to choose, but the first new fabric that caught my eye was the Wing Study by Paula Prass for Michael Miller.

  95. Congratulations! We are headed for 6 years this September. So, I guess you would have more advice than I would, but the one thing I tell all of my newly married friends is to spend time with other happy couples. When you surround yourself with happiness and love, it's easy to just sit back and enjoy life.

  96. Oops. I forgot to tell you my FAVORITE fabric from Brenda's shop. It has got to be:

    Tweet Tweet in black and white with red for Studio E Essential

    I LOVE IT!!!! I might even buy some right now! LOL.

  97. We have many anniversaries, first time we met, first kiss, first time we declared love to each other and then nearly froze to death (not really) in the Scottish highlands… these all seem more important to me than the wedding anniversary. 🙂

  98. Happy Anniversary!
    I don't have any advise really, just keep on keeping on? lol
    My anniversary is in Feb, so sometime I'd love to celebrate it by going on a tropical vacation somewhere!

  99. I love the Fat Scotties Double Wedding Ring. Of course my favorite color is purple so that makes this kind of obvious. Also, I have officially been married 3 months now. Great adventures are about to happen.

  100. Here's my story (in a few words): when I was a little girl I planned that I'll get married when I'm 28. But when I was after 20, I didn't believe that I'll ever get married, so I was having a lot of fun instead. And… I got married when I was 28! (love caught me right in the moment when I was 100% sure that I'll single for the rest of my life).
    My example is excellent example that people should not wait for love – the love will come when they don't expected it:)
    PS. I know that this statement is obvious for most of the people, who are already in love, but not all single people believe in this…

  101. we just celebrate 6 years. As a wedding gift to me, my husband had a painting commissioned by an artist we both like. Now, we take turns every year buying a piece of artwork as a gift to ourselves for our anniversary. What a collection we'll have!

  102. Happy Anniversary Angela! I've been married 25 years this year and my advice is to marry your best friend.

    The pictures of the Joel Dewberry fabric in this post make me really want to have some to make a handbag. I'm thinking the opal in jade and the ribbon lattice in amber!

  103. Well done, I've been married for 14 yrs and it's fantastic, don't stop talking is my advice (although sometimes he does talk me to sleep!).

  104. Favourite item in the shop – all of them? Ok right now I'll go for 1/2 yard bundle of Bella Solids because I have so many prints and need solids to go with them!
    thanks for the giveaway

  105. Happy anniversary! 2002 was a great year to get married! Speaking from experience 🙂 I am so in love with Aneela's little apples. Thanks for the giveaway! Danielle

  106. Congrats on your anniversary!! I'm a happy customer of Pink Chalk and love so many fabrics. I hadn't noticed Dazzle basket weave…I'm going shopping!

  107. Let's see…we just celebrated 39 years in June…so the BIG 4-0 is coming up next! My how the time literally flies by when you're raising kids, and now have four grands to "try to spoil" as well! Stay close to your Heavenly Father and you'll make it through the many ups and downs of married life!!!

  108. Such yummy fabrics….and to choose one…I went with Ornatae Floral in Garnet Heirloom by Joel Dewberry. I'm always drawn to large dramatic florals! Thanks for the great giveaway!!!

  109. We just celebrated our 26th anniversary last year. My key to marriage happiness at this stage is learn how to play golf. After a round of golf, hubby doesn't mind if I head to the sewing room for a few hours!

  110. Only about a third of the guest showed up to my husband's and my wedding– we got married in a huge snowstorm. Totally out of the ordinary for our area that time of year. It made for great pictures though, and the guests who did make it all got to know each other. akmajor (at) gmail (dot) com

  111. We celebrated our 31st anniversary in May. My favorite way to celebrate is to honor the day doing what we most enjoy–perhaps bicycling with lunch at a favorite place, kayaking or beach walking.

  112. I have been married 17 1/2 years. It's kind of hard to believe that is the case. I don't feel that old. Thanks for a chance to win. jessierey at msn dot com

  113. I WANT the Ruby jelly roll. I am so excited for this line. My favorite pre-cut is a FQ pack, so if she had that, that's what I would be most likely to buy from her shop.

    jessierey at msn dot com

  114. neither my husband or i like to dance, so we had a moonbounce at our wedding! happy anniversary!
    i love all of brenda's fabric, especially would like to try out the crosshatch line.


  115. We tell newly-weds to not go to bed angry and we follow that. After 12 years of marriage there have been only a few major misunderstanding.

    Congratulations on the 9 years and cheers to 9 more.

  116. Happy Anniversary! Both humor and forgiveness have kept my 30 year marriage in September happy and content : ) We look forward to 30 more years….

  117. Happy Anniversary! At our wedding, we had a reading of a passage from Khalil Gibran's book, the Prophet, "On Marriage." It cautions us to be together, but to not lose our individuality in our union:

    Then Almitra spoke again and said, “And what of Marriage, master?”
    And he answered saying:
    You were born together, and together you shall be forevermore.
    You shall be together when white wings of death scatter your days.
    Aye, you shall be together even in the silent memory of God.
    But let there be spaces in your togetherness,
    And let the winds of the heavens dance between you.
    Love one another but make not a bond of love:
    Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
    Fill each other’s cup but drink not from one cup.
    Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf.
    Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone,
    Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music.
    Give your hearts, but not into each other’s keeping.
    For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts.
    And stand together, yet not too near together:
    For the pillars of the temple stand apart,
    And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other’s shadow.

  118. When the going gets rough, my husband and I look at each other and say, "Well, we're going to be together for a very long time, so we might as well be nice to each other." Anyways, happy anniversary and thanks for the giveaway.

  119. My husband and I just celebrated 10 years and it has really gone by fast! For our anniversary, we took a trip to England & France (without kids). I think that it is important to take the time for your marriage without children. I don't want to have the kids go off to college and not know who my husband is because I didn't take the time to nurture our marriage. And, I love the boa constrictor comment above 🙂

  120. It's funny in a way, but I can remember the exact date of my divorce but have to stop and search my memory for the date of my marriage:) Divorce= 05/18/1992:)

    Happy anniversary to you!

  121. Hi

    Well not married but i would like to think that honesty and communication are good and any relationship!

    I love the Anne Marie Horner Floss and thread boxes.


  122. My husband thought it would be funny to have the DJ start playing "Baby got Back" for our first dance, but it was really "It's your love" by Faith Hill and Tim McGraw.

  123. Hmmm, marriage advise is tricky stuff. The main thing for us was going into the marriage with the firm belief that this was it. Divorce was the last possible option other than death. And remembering that it is work…sometimes it's fun, and sometimes it sucks, but it's always important.

  124. Happy Anniversary. Wedding comment wow, lets see there were over 150,000 people at my wedding. I was given away by a man I had only known for afew days and my veil was made from an old piece of curtin and some sodering wire. But all in all it was the best wedding a girl could want.

  125. Happy anniversary! We had our 34th anniversary this past Monday and celebrated today by going out to eat. I have learned you can't change your spouse, you have to work on yourself and pray that it will help him to change for the better.

  126. Happy Anniversary! We have only been married 6 years and neither of us remember the name of the song a friend sand at out wedding. I guess we aren't very sentimental!

  127. Happy Anniversary!!! Hubs and I have been married for almost 16 years. My advice is not to sweat the small stuff. Sometimes I forget that and have to tell myself to choose my battles. Otherwise life can become one big argument, and who wants that?! Thanks for the opportunity to win. Love the Little Apples Jellyroll, but really, really love the Curio one!=)

  128. Happy Anniversary! My husband will booked a trip to a relax place during our anniversary….we will treasure our moment there and flash back the memory we have been though all this years…. ^^

    Love Pink Castle Fabrics !!! thanks for a chance…

  129. Happy Anniversary… relative to finances be sure both of you are informed. As a financial planner I never met with one spouse alone, only couples together. It is quite sad for a widow to have to wade thru a financial situation that they have no idea of.

  130. Happy Anniversary!! Something about marriage? Always share something silly together (my husband likes to freeze in a funny pose right when I walk in the room – almost as if to dare me not to laugh!) We were married four years ago and our wedding is still the talked about wedding – our families got along great and we partied it up! lol. The night definitely included the boys singing CSNY karaoke style, and DH's uncle wearing his tie on his head and declaring himself to be a ninja turtle. Hilarious!

  131. The song we danced to at our wedding was "Captain of a Shipwreck" by Neil Diamond. My hubby is an officer in the Navy and he heard it while on deployment when we were engaged. He asked for three things for our wedding 1. that that be the song we danced to 2. that there be meatballs to eat and 3. that he would be marrying me 🙂 I obliged him on all three.

    As far as advice, I would say to remember that your spouse is imperfect, just like you.

  132. Happy Anniversary! Hope you will enjoy a lot more time together! We wanna get married for real in Nov. And we didn't start any serious planning so far (starting to get slightly stressed by the thought of it). Oh, the chaos!

  133. Happy Anniversary! We just celebrated 5 years (2nd marriages for both of us). The second time around is much different that the first, but one thing holds true. Never forget that it takes a lot of work and each of you need to know how to talk WITH the other. Congrats!

  134. Lately I've been wanting more of the novelty prints and really like Picnic Time. However, as the weather gets cooler, I'm hoping she'll carry Late Bloomers. Thanks!

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