Sunday, April 13, 2014

Blog Anniversary and a Giveaway!

This month I celebrate blogging for 8 years! I can't believe it's been that long. My very first post was back in April of 2006. At the time,  my husband and I had separated and blogging was a big diversion for me. Through blogging, I have met some wonderful friends and now that social media is all the rage I can connect even better through Facebook and Instagram.  I am not the worlds best blogger, sometimes I feel that I don't have much to say or what I do want to say is boring, so therefore I don't post a whole lot. Perhaps, it's because I can connect through other social media that I don't blog as much. One of the reasons I continue to blog is that I find blogs to be such an inspiration for new ideas, finishing techniques and naturally stash enhancement, the friends I have made are priceless. .

So in the spirit of friendship,  I would like to give away Blackbird Designs Loose Feather's #8. My Friend's House, I will include the chart, the fabric and the threads to go with it.  Please leave me a comment if you are interested in being part of the drawing.  This will run through midnight of April 17th and then I will draw a winner via the good old random generator.

Edited: Pat is the winner!


                                   

Blessings my friends!!

xoxox

29 comments:

Pat Matejcek said...

I love your blog and would love to be entered in your giveaway. Happy blog anniversary! Pat
p.matejcek@yahoo.com

Melissa said...

Congratulations on 8 years of blogging, Sharon! I'm glad we got to connect via our blogs.

I would love a chance to win. Thank you!

Von said...

Eight years! Hasn't the time flown by? Of course we see it most in our kids, don't we - how grown up they have become!! I'm so glad we were able to meet and become friends thru our blogs. Here's to many more years of blogging, friendship, and stitching! :)

Mouse said...

congratulations on your blogaversary :) and what a wonderful prize too :)
blogging has found me lots of new stitcher friends all over the world too and lots of yummy new designs and how to finish them as well ...
so long may we continue :) love mouse xxxxxx

Justine said...

Congratulations on 8 years of blogging! Please don't enter me into your giveaway as I have enough stash as it is but it's a lovely gift.

Annette-California said...

A huge Congratulations of 8 years of Blogging Sharon! I agree with you that the sharing of inspiration and knowledge of needlework thru blogging is priceless. And getting to make friends thru blogging too:) I love your needlework and thank you for having a blog to share your gorgeous work. I would love to be entered for your giveaway. I just love BBD and what a beautiful chart you selected.
love Annette

Kay said...

Happy blogaversary!! I hope you celebrate with plenty of cake an perhaps a stitching gift for your self too. Thank you for a beautiful giveaway. x

Dawn said...

wow 8 years is quite the accomplishment. Congratulations! Please enter me in your giveaway. Thank you for the beautiful kit you've gathered.

Annie said...

No need to enter me in your contest--I have enough stash to last several lifetimes! Just wanted to congratulate you on 8 years of blogging!

Mylene said...

Happy blogaversary!!
WOW! That's is one in my list to order this year...Please do enter me in your giveaway! Thanks!!

Joyce said...

Congratulations on 8 yrs of blogging. I really enjoy reading your blog and seeing all your beautiful stitching so please keep on blogging. BBD has some beautiful patterns just recently purchased #6 in this series so please enter me in your giveaway.

Thanks

Denise Collins said...

Congratulations on your anniversary. I love reading cross stitch blogs to see what everyone is working on. Please enter me in your give away. The blackbird designs chart is beautiful x

Conny said...

Congratulations on your blogaversary! I love blackbird so please enter me in your giveaway.

Stitchinowl said...

Congratulations on 8 years of blogging. I enjoy reading your blog and find it very inspiring. It's a blessing that so many stitchers can share their love of this hobby through the internet. I have learned so much through stitching blogs...although I haven't learned how to stop buying stash once I see other's finishes!
Carolyn

Lelia said...

Congrats! I don't remember when I started following your blog; however, y0ur posts are always a special treat. Wonderful giveaway - thx for the opportunity !!!!

Carol said...

Wow--8 years! That is very impressive, Sharon. I don't post often either for the same reasons you mentioned, but I do love the friendships that have sprung up through blogging :)

Lovely chart, but no need to enter me. I have way, way too many unstitched charts in my stash already!

Julie said...

Happy Blogoversary!

Susan said...

Congrats on eight years. I enjoy seeing what everyone is stitching. What a generous contest!

Nancy Collins said...

Congradulations on your 8th year blogging anniversary! I would love to win the beautiful chart, threads and fabric. I enjoy everyone's stitching blogs so much - I have been so inspired by seeing and reading about everyone's finishes and WIPs. Thank you!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Congratulations on your 8th Blogaversary! I've just celebrated my 3rd and really enjoy connecting with people across the world.

I don't think it matters if you post daily, weekly or monthly or even annually, as long as you do it every now and then!

Love the BBD sampler too.

Clarkey said...

Congratulations on your Blog Anniversary. I would like to be entered into your giveaway.

Darla said...

Happy 8th Anniversary blogging!!

Scattered Threads said...

Oh my dear…Congratulations on your blog anniversary. "Fine friends are few:)." Please do not enter me for the giveaway. Would not want this darling chart to fall to the pit of my backlog. LOL.
Bless you darling:)
Hugs,
Jackie:)

Meagan said...

I just started stitching in December but am already hooked. Finished my first piece a month ago and it's at the framers. Trying to get my second one done so when they call I can drop my next one off. Lol. This pattern is amazing and I would love to be entered!!! Your blog is a fun read and it is always exciting to see what you are working on. Meagan.

Meagan said...

Oh well missed it I see now. But this blog still rocks!

Meagan said...

I just started stitching in December but am already hooked. Finished my first piece a month ago and it's at the framers. Trying to get my second one done so when they call I can drop my next one off. Lol. This pattern is amazing and I would love to be entered!!! Your blog is a fun read and it is always exciting to see what you are working on. Meagan.

Karoline said...

Happy Blogiversary!

Brigitte said...

Congratulations on such a long time of blogging.

Margaret said...

Happy anniversary Sharon. It has been so great to get to know you through your blog.