Sunday, June 22, 2008

First Blog Anniversary Giveaway

First Blog Anniversary Giveaway

1. Sassy Apron Swap - Spring 2008, 2. Custom Wristlet 3, 3. Frenchie Totebag

Friday, June 27, 2008, is my first blog anniversary! Just as everyone has said before me, it has been a quick year. It seems like just a few months ago, I was sitting in the recliner with the laptop on my knees googling about embroidery when I came across Feeling Stitchy and Nikkshell. I had noticed the term "blog" previously when reading the websites of Sublime Stitching, Alicia Paulson, and SisBoom fabrics after spotting features about them in various magazines, but the term didn't really stick with me as I had no idea what it meant. However, everything finally connected in one moment of understanding, and I knew instantly that I had to have a blog, too.

After lurking about a bit, checking out the different blog services, and following the path to other bloggers' favorite sites, I got down to business. Most important to me at the time was getting involved in the swaps in which I have had such a great time giving and receiving and getting to know new blog friends.

I want to thank everyone who makes regular visits to my blog, sends me comments and e-mails, and is interested in keeping up with the postings of new creations from my craft studio and letting me brag about my family. This opportunity makes our world a smaller place and allows us to learn so much from one another from both near and far away. I am really grateful to be part of this crafting blog world and can't wait to see what happens in the upcoming year.

Earlier in the week, I held a little poll to see what I should offer as a giveaway prize. The choice is hard for me, because I think everything I do is already done and all the crafters on the blogs has one anyway! However, after comments and e-mails, there is a three-way tie: Apron, totebag, and wristlet. I made the mosaic above to show an example of each.

The prize, then, will be a choice of one of the three above, monogrammed, of course, created in your favorite colors. On Saturday, June 28, 2008, I'll draw the winner's name. Be sure to leave your comment here if you'd like to be part of the drawing and, if I can't reach you through your comment profile, please be sure to leave an e-mail address so I can get in touch with you, otherwise, I'll have to pick a new name from the hat.

I'm looking forward to finding out who leaves their name and whose name gets drawn!

77 comments:

Things Hand Made said...

Just popped in to have a look at your blog. I have really enjoyed reading it.

kamewh said...

Congrats on your anniversary and thank you for the giveaway!

Boo and Hooties Mom said...

I would love to be in the drawing!!!!!! Happy Blogaversary!!!!!!!

My email; moomookane@gmail.com

THANKS SO MUCH!!!!!!!

cpullum said...

Happy first blog anniversary!!!
Please enter me!!!
cpullum@yahoo.com

SECAVEN said...

very nice items. i would love to be included in the giveaway. if i'm the lucky chosen one - i would pick the tote bag. it's beautiful and i could get alot of use out of it. thanks

Cathy Mc said...

Wow, what a tough choice it will be for the winner, but I love the wristlet the most! Happy Anniversary!

Cathy said...

Happy Blog Birthday - I have enjoyed reading your inspiring blog. cathyporter@optusnet.com.au

quitecontrary1977 said...

everything you make is gorgeous. congrats!
quitecontrary1977@hotmail.com

Michele P. said...

Congrats on your upcoming blog anniversary! I am new to blogging myself, and love visiting new sites and making new friends. I enjoyed visiting your blog. Thank you for having such a nice giveaway!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your anniversary. I really need to follow your example and start one of my own.

Stacey
Blue Palmetto Tree

Apple said...

Please enter me in the drawing. And happy anniversary to your blog! :)

Thank you.

applez_55@yahoo.com

Wifey said...

Happy blog-iversary!

Thanks for entering me!

Marlena said...

I love this giveaway! It'll be a tough choice if I am lucky enough to win!! :)

m_huston(at)hotmail(dot)com

Karin said...

Happy Bloggy Anniversary! May you have many more.

Bunny B said...

Happy First Blog Anniversary!! :) Here's to many more to come!
Thank you for the chance to win!

bunnybox9 at gmail . com

dolls123 said...

Congrats on your 1st Anniversary !!!!!
I really like the apron.

dolls123[at]gmail[dot]com

sea mystery said...

Happy Blogaversary! I tote-ally love the tote bag. :) Thanks for hostessing this giveaway. xxoo

Jean C. said...

So here we are a new week! It's almost here! I've just started so I've a long way to go b/4 I get to an anniversary blog but since your here and I'm here too... well, have a nice one! Will there be cake? LoL what's a b-day or anniversary without cake? Hope it's memorial.
Jean

MaMa said...

Hello, just found your blog today and good congrats. on your anniversary. Very pretty items; please enter me in your giveaway.

Lisa
mistyfuji at yahoo dot com

ginger said...

Congratulations again on your blogiversary!

Oliver Rain said...

Congratulations on almost a year of blogging. I'm finally having some time to visit everyone's blogs. I've missed stopping by and hope it won't be so long next time. Have a great day!

Mette said...

Congratulations. It's such a nice giveaway!

ihchicky said...

I'd love to win any of these items; they are all great! Thanks for the chance.

mama2lilly said...

congrats on an amazing year! i am keeping me fingers crossed for an "M" apron!!

Cindy said...

Happy Anniversary. Love your blog.

Kat Bryan said...

Congratulations on your 1st year anniversary! Thanks for having the giveaway.

fated follies studio said...

congratulations! of course i'd like to be entered, your items look awesome. here's to another year *cheers*

Chloe said...

Yey, you chose a pinny!
Good choice ;)

Congratualtions on your blogiversary!
Another year will have passed again before you know it!

Just so you know, I have started another swap on my blog too if you fancy joining.

Jacquie said...

Happy Anniversary! Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog so I could find you. I'll be back!

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frugallm said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE that tote bag!!!

3boyzmom said...

Happy blog anniversary! You make gorgeous things! I have to say the wristlet and the tote bag are my favorites!!

Andrea said...

I really like the tote bag! All are beautiful though. Happy Year Anniversary! Andrea

Betty N said...

Happy First Blog Anniversary. I love the items you make. I especially like the wristlets...they are so attractive!

Betsy said...

Happy one year! I would choose the tote because I need a new one!

pintolinda said...

The Frenchie tote bag is so cute. Please enter me in the giveaway.
pintolinda (at) hotmail (dot) com

The Mama Hood said...

Happy Anniversary!! I will be celebrating my 1 year blog anniversary July 11th! I love your creations and would love to win one! Thank you!

kenzkween at hotmail dot com

blueviolet said...

Happy Blogiversary! I'm glad you're having the celebration or I might not have found your site. You sure make cute things!

doot65[at]comcast[dot]net

D-lyn said...

Love your blog!
Hope i win!
Isn't blogging so much fun!!!!

queenoftheclick said...

Happy Blogiversary! You have some beautiful items which would make some nice gifts. Do you have an etsy shop? I remember you showed some beautiful pillows you made last month or so, but I couldn't find them here.

Bebemiqui said...

All three prizes are so cute!
Sara
bebemiqui82(at)yahoo(dot)com

sara l. said...

Happy Anniversary! And such great prizes...You do truly awesome work!
sblilly14(@)yahoo(.)com

Colleen said...

I love that apron. Congrats on your anniversary.

Natalie said...

Those are great prizes! I especially love the tote bag!

scblog at hotmail dot com

windycindy said...

Congratulations on your first Blog Anniversary! I wish you many more happy and healthy times of blogging.
You do beautiful work! I would appreciate being entered in your drawing. Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

ChristiS said...

Happy blogiversary!! I'd love to be entered! You do beautiful work!

bethany said...

I love that apron-it's beautiful!! Thanks for this fabulous giveaway!

nikkishell said...

Happy 1st blog anniversary!!

Paper Girl Productions said...

Happy 1st Blog Anniversary! That's awesome! I would love to be entered. Thank you!

BrineS said...

Happy Anniversary! I'd love to be entered! Wonderful giveaway!

dbstout[at]juno[dot]com

Chris Worthy said...

They are all lovely. Congratulations to you on a year's worth of wonderful work! It has been a pleasure to get to know you.

Rae said...

Wow! I finally get around to stopping by your blog and look there's a giveaway! Cool.

I think it's interesting that you got into blogging via swaps, since I never quite understood how they work -- are there swap websites you go to or do you just propose a swap with any old person?

Anyway, thanks for stopping by my blog and for the kind words about my manshirt. I appreciate being called a good sewist as well. (:

Holly said...

Congratulations and happy anniversary.

btw-you are very talented.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your first anniversary and many to come. Your very talanted and it will be a hard choice if I win but someone has to right? Thanks and congrats again. katie_mmartin at yahoo dot com.

judybrittle said...

i'd like to wish you a great happy anniversary and many more to come. thank you so much for the fantastic giveaway. i would love to win the tote bag.

Juliekk said...

Happy birthday! Love to be entered, thanks.

Old School Acres said...

Someone is going to be very lucky!

Happy anniversary!!

drala said...

Nice blog and thanks for the contest.

Wendy said...

Congratulations on your first anniversary! Thanks!
babiesgottahaveit(at)gmail(dot)com

Uniquely Yours said...

Congratulations! I prefer your Sassy Apron Swap - Spring 2008!

Andrea said...

Happy Anniversary!! And what a fu contest too!

Diana said...

I'd love the tote bag. Happy Anniversary!

kaylee8 said...

Love the sassy apron!

matternu said...

Happy first blog anniversary!!!
Many more!! I have a deciding because all are beautiful, but I would choose the tote. Count me in to win

Shelly said...

WHEW!! I almost missed the deadline to enter this! I'm probably one of the last, but keeping my fingers crossed! I think your flickr pages are soooo cute, i especially love that owl scarf (of course)! Have a happy weekend!!

Lori said...

Congratulations!

theladyswimmer@yahoo.com

Nan said...

Well Darn! I thought I already entered! Must be one of those blips my internet connection is always giving me, this time I'm staying on line till I KNOW it posted!

Kathleen @ Katydid & Kid said...

Happy Blogiversary! This is my first time to your blog, but I'll be back! You have lovely things, and I especially like the apron. Congrats!

The Hunters said...

What cute, cute stuff!

neily_01@yahoo.com

Samantha P said...

happy anniversary! great giveaway!

Sylvia P said...

what a fun giveaway. and congrats on one year!

tzar1213 said...

Oh I would love to win that totebag. Happy anniversary!

klp1965 said...

please enter me :)

kitty said...

Happy Anniversary.

City Mouse said...

Happy blogaversary - I'm glad I happened over your way. Your creations are gorgeous and I really enjoy reading your blog.

adknorth at gmail dot com

Cool Crafty Mom said...

Love the blog. Please enter me in the contest. jmharnar@comcast.net

elaine said...

Very nice Giveaway!
Elaine R
emrosser@shaw.ca