Monday, June 27, 2011

Let's celebrate! Five-year blogiversary giveaways!

Yes I haven't posted in awhile but I have been stitching to celebrate my five-year blogiversary today.  Wahoo!!  Where did those 5 years go so fast??  It's hard to believe it's been that long.  Okay, I know I don't post enough, and I don't get as much done as some of you but I still love blogging. I love reading what the rest of you are doing and I think it's great how stitchers support each other through the ups and downs we all have in life.   I have learned so much in the past 10 years from online interaction with other stitchers. My online adventures started out when I joined a Yahoo quilting group and one of the members was talking about her Yahoo Drawn Thread group - so I joined that and the rest is history.   From there I joined a few other Yahoo groups, then I added in  stitching bulletin boards like Cross Stitch Corner, the Teresa Wentzler board, Legacy Embroiderers and a few others.   I often wonder what has happened to some of the "regulars" on the bulletin boards who I don't see blogging.  I hope they are well and stitching!  Over the years I have saved off hundreds of photos to my computer that inspire me (probably some of your very own projects).  I've also saved tips and instructions, and been inspired to spend countless amounts of money on stash thanks to all of you 'enablers'  LOL.  I'm sure my husband now regrets telling me years ago that I needed my own computer!   Thank you all for adding to the love I have for my stitching hobby.

Now onward to the giveaways!   I have 3 prizes that I've made to give away. I also am working on 3 not-so-random RAK's (I've selected the 3 people already)  but they're not quite ready yet so it will be sometime in July before I can post those.

The all-important 'rules' -

#1 giveaway will go to one of the  current followers of my blog as of this morning.  I'd like to reward one of these nice 156 stitchers who have stuck with me even though I'm not the most exciting blogger. Thank you people!   I will use the random number generator to select a number between 1 and 156 to award the first prize shown.  

#2 and #3 giveaway winners will be chosen randomly by my husband from all who leave a comment on this post.  Doesn't matter if you are a follower or where you live to be included in the giveaway for these 2 prizes. You can post a comment (one per person please) anytime up until next Tuesday morning July 5th at 7:00 am Arizona time.   If anyone has trouble posting a comment you can send me an email (my email address is in my profile) and let me know so that I can include you in the drawing.  I'm giving you a week as I know many people travel around the July 4th holiday.   Please be sure your profile either shows your email address or you put something in your comment so I can contact you if you win.

Photos of the giveaways........

Giveaway #1  -  this is a needlebook I made from Little House Needleworks 'Rose Sampler' pattern.    Some Bohin needles will be included, a pair of Gingher stork scissors with matching stitched fob, and a rose-patterned project bag that I made to coordinate with it all.




Giveaway #2 - I finally did something with one of the stack of tins that I have!   I used the pattern from Jane Timmers "Whitman Tins Sewing Set" to make the little coordinating pincushion and lining for the tin.   I added an oval magnet on the inside lid of the tin to hold your needles, and 2 counting pins are in the pincushion.  You can see the 2 sides of the pincushion in the photos.  Also you will receive a package of Bohin needles, a pair of Paula Kelmscott mini-stork scissors with matching tassel, and a project bag I made out of some gorgeous batik fabric.



Giveaway #3 -  This is a flatfold I made from a freebie pattern I saved off years ago from Maryse's free pattern blog.  It's called "Les Temps des Cerises" loosely translated as "Cherry Time".    It's backed with some cherry fabric of course, and you will also receive a mesh project bag I made with a cherries theme (approximately 10" X 10"), a cute pair of Paula Kelmscott mini-stork scissors in black, and a package of Bohin needles.



Good luck everyone and thank you for coming by to visit! 

61 comments:

  1. Oooh Jeanne. Drool drool drool. I love all those gifts and would love to be entered into your giveaway. Life does get busy at times and I often wonder how people are doing when you no longer see them posting anymore. Congrats on 5 years of blogging! xxx

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  2. I would love to enter your giveaway! The prizes are just gorgeous!

    Valerie
    A Shenandoah Sampler
    valiehokie@gmail.com

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  3. Jeanne --
    What awesome giveaways!!! Your work is truly wonderful and I would love a chance to win.

    Congratulations on 5 years of blogging:)))

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  4. Happy 5th!! What super Stitched pieces - throw my name in the mix - thx!!

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  5. Happy anniversary! Please add me to the giveaway pool. I'll keep my fingers crossed.

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  6. Happy 5th blog anniversary. I just stumbled upon your blog and your stitching is absolutely beautiful. I would love to be entered in your giveaway the prices are lovely!!!
    Thanks Pat
    p.matejcek@yahoo.com

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  7. Yes, I am entering, I guess I am not a follower but you are on my blog roll..now how did that happen! Anyways, great gifts! Dianntha

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  8. This is some great loot! Thanks for having such an awesome giveaway!

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  9. Please enter me into your drawing. The giveaways are gorgeous! Love your work!
    Terri

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  10. Happy 5th blogiversary! I just celebrated my first this year and I am addicted to blogging. I enjoy reading everyone's blog and love seeing what projects they create. You have been very busy and your creations are stunning!! I would love to be included in your fabulous giveaway.

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  11. Happy 5th Blogiversary!! What lovely giveaways :) I would love to be included in your drawings :)

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  12. I am also doing Quakers & Quilts = so glad I am not alone; but it is very pretty! Thank you for the giveaways!
    Mimi
    http://mimisprimroselane.blogspot.com/

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  13. Happy 5th Blogiversary!!!!! I hope you have another successful 5 years of blogging.

    Thank you for the contest as all prizes are wonderful.

    -missy-

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  14. Happy 5th Blogiversary and here's to many more!

    You've created some fabulous prizes, I'll be keeping my fingers crossed!!!

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  15. How was I not a follower before?! Well, I am now! Happy blogiversary! 5 years...wow! May you have many happy years of blogging. I love all your prize giveaways! Just gorgeous! Thanks for the chance at #2 and #3. =D

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  16. Congratulations on your 5th anniversary! Your finishing is perfect! I'd love to be a winner!

    Thanks, and well done!

    ~Kat

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  17. Congratulations! The things you've made for your giveaway are really special.
    I love how you've finished the LHN piece.

    Margaret

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  18. Thanks for the opportunity to win - they are all gorgeous!

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  19. Congrats on your blogoversary! I just passed the two-year mark and believe me you are not the only one who does not think they are the world's most exciting blogger lol. I love your giveaways particularly the flatfold--that chart caught my eye a while ago but I never quite got around to it. Please count me in for your drawing! I am having a giveaway on my blog as well so come visit if you like.

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  20. OH MY GOODNESS! You are too generous and your finishing is beautiful. I would be honored to own any of those sets. Please, Please include me in your drawing.

    Denisep228@sbcglobal.net

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  21. You have outdone yourself on those prizes!! Congratulations on 5 years of blogging! Please enter me in your giveaway! I would love to win something you made!

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  22. Congratulations on 5 years of blogging! I'd love to be entered into your giveaway! Those are some fantastic things and I can't believe that you are wiling to part with them! They're all so wonderful.

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  23. Happy 5th! I'd love to be entered in your giveaway. I just checked and I thought I was a follower but I wasn't! Oh well. I am now anyway! lol!

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  24. Happy, happy 5th blogaversary! Have been a follower for along time. All of the giveaway items are beautiful and it would be an honor to win any of them. Thanks for the chance.

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  25. Happy blogoversary. Gorgeous prizes , Please put my name in the draw .
    Thanks

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  26. Congratulations! I enjoy your stitching and your pieces that you made for your anniversary are lovely!

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  27. Happy Blogoversary! I'd love to be entered in your giveaway!

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  28. I wrote a great note and blogger must not have saved it! Congrats on 5 years of blogging...and sharing! Love your projects and such wonderful ideas...I hope to be a winner. Thanks for sharing. pjstitcher@mchsi.com

    pj from iowa

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  29. Happy 5th Blogoversary!

    what gorgeous giveaway prizes you have made Jeanne, they are all so lovely I would be so thrilled to be in with the chance to be in your draw

    I have everything crossed LOL

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  30. Jeanne hi, I came across your blog earlier and have loved looking at your beautiful stitching and finishing. Your finishing is really inspiring. I've become a follower and will be popping back often. Happy blog anniversary. Please add me to your giveaway.Thank you.
    By the way, I love the pictures of your dogs especially Buster. He has such a bright and clever face. Full of life and raring to go :-)
    Best wishes Angela
    john.sweby@btinternet.com
    www.picturetrail.com/angelasweby

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  31. Jeanne - how generous of you and happy blogiversary! I have been awol too...I was out of commission of all computering other than paying bills due to a back surgery issue. Anyway - caught up on your blog today - making my way through my blog list...love the king size quilt - it is stunning and wow is about all I can say. Can't wait to see the doggies come to life. Please enter me in your drawing!

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  32. Happy Five Years!

    Your finishing is just stunning! Drool!

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  33. WOW, 5 years, well done you!!
    You have made such stunning pieces for your giveaway, they are all soo gorgeous. I would love a chance to win one of them, pls enter me in your draw.
    Thanks
    LISA V

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  34. Happy 5th anniversary and hopes for many more.
    Please include me in your drawing.
    Thanks for the chance!

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  35. How can five years be gone already? I've been honored to read you since the very beginning and have loved every minute of it. You pick such wonderful designs and your writing, no matter the subject, is a delight to read. Looking forward to five more years!

    (I'd be tickled pink to win the 2nd offering, btw. I just love the vintage look of the ensemble you've created!)

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  36. Gorgeous gifts! Please include my name in your draws, thank you.

    Happy 5th Blogoversary!

    Hugs,

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  37. Wow! Congrats on 5 years of blogging! I really love your blog. And your giveaways are way cool! Would love to win :)

    Carol E.

    carolinmesa@yahoo.com

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  38. What beautiful giveaway presents! Happy Blogoversary and thank you for the chance to win on eof your goodies.

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  39. Oh my goodness, your work is beautiful. I love all of them. The stitching and the sewing is awesome. Thank you for the opportunity to win a prize and what a prize, all of them are wonderful.

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  40. Lovely gesture!! Love all the three... Although i think i am melting towards third one because of the black scissors;-)

    thanks again, and good luck to all

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  41. HAPPY 5th BLOGOVERSARY JEANNE.
    It's a wonderful achievement and I have enjoyed following you and seeing all your beautiful creations.
    I would be thrilled to have the chance to win any of your gorgeous giveaways ~ homemade gifts are so unique and just the best.

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  42. Beautiful Giveaway !!!!!!!

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  43. Hi Jeanne - WOW - your giveaway gifts are so lovely - beautiful fabrics - you are such a talented stitcher and sewer. Yes I think we first crossed paths on Legacy - Funny but I never go there anymore - just not enough time for all the reading of blogs much less to frequent the boards and groups. I have been a follower for a long time and would love to be entered into your giveaway. In case you need my email address mbryan10@comcast.net I always enjoy your posts - thanks - Melody

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  44. Hi Jeanne! I'm a follower and would be happy to win any one of your three terrific give-aways!

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  45. Wow! 5 years!! That is quite a feat, Jeanne... I've been a follower for quite a while, but not for anywhere near five years :)

    I'd be honored to win any of your wonderful giveaway packages--you certainly put a lot of thought and work into each of them...Thanks for the chance!

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  46. Congratulations on your 5th blogoversary Jeanne! I would love to in with a chance of winning one of your lovely prizes. I have been a follower for a while now. Thank you:)

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  47. Happy blog anniversary. I have been following your blog for some time now, because I love your work and it is so diversified. Please, count me in.

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  48. Congratulations! Love your blog ~long time follower
    Your gifts are so lovely! Good luck to all

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  49. Oh, gracious, what beautiful giveaways!!! Your finishing is impeccable...that tin is especially sweet; I love the details. =)

    Congratulations on your 5th blogiversary! I hope to follow in your footsteps. =)

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  50. WOW those are some spectacular gifts you're giving away, and I'd love to go into the draw if that's OK. Congratulations on your 5 year blogaversary - time flies when you're having fun, doesn't it? Here's to the next 5!! :D

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  51. Oh my goodness Jeanne! What a fabulous giveaway. You are so generous. I would be tickled pink to win any one of these lovely items, so please throw my name in!
    I love your blog, and you do such wonderful things. You have inspired me over the past year that I've been reading. I'm still hoping we can someday do our Gail Wilson doll together. This month is probably out for me, but maybe we can work it in sometime in August.
    Hope all is well!

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  52. Congratulations on 5 years, Jeanne!

    I had to go straight over to Les Grilles de Maryse and download a few freebies after I saw giveaway #3 :)
    Please include me in your drawing.

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  53. SWEET GIVEAWAY!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

    jldouglas@wispwest.net

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  54. Jeanne, congrats on 5 years of blogging!! And WOW - what lovely gifts you're giving away! May I please be entered in your drawing?

    I am going to become a follower now & read your blog for at least the next 5 years! :-)

    Thanks & happy stitching,
    Amy

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  55. Happy 5th Blogaversary! This is a great giveaway! Please enter me for a chance.
    Pam

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  56. Congratulations on your anniversary! We "know" each other from Legacy although I visit there only occasionally these days as I'm too busy reading blogs. Thanks for the opportunity to win one of the giveaways. That's very generous of you!

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  57. Such beautiful stitching, I think this maybe my first visit to your blog so I would not expect to win your lovely giveaway but thought I would say how gorgoeus everything is! lol

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  58. Please enter me! Your work is beautiful!
    gerrigraves@gmail.com

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  59. Congratulations on 5 years!! You go girl! I wonder where a lot of the Legacy ladies that don't blog any more have gone, as well.

    Enjoy your 4th of July!

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  60. Wishing you a very happy 5th blog anniversary and here is to the next 5 my dear friend!

    What beautiful prizes for your lucky winners.

    Hugs from Holland ~
    Heidi

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  61. Happy Blogiversary Jeanne

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