Monday, September 5, 2011

Blogging and My First Giveaway

I first discovered blogs about 3 years ago and started following a few. After about a year of reading and following I decided that I'd like to start my own blog. My main goals for my blog were to document my projects and share patterns and techniques I like. I was not prepared for the friendships and sense of community I would get in return.

I haven't been sharing on my blog most of the work related and personal issues I've been struggling with lately. I try to keep the blog mostly about quilting and sewing. However, I have made a very good friend, Stephanie of Peas in a Pod, through my blog and I've shared these things with her. Check out the sweet surprise she sent me last week as a little "pick-me-up."


Five Kona solid fat quarters and a sweet card - THANK YOU Stephanie!

To celebrate my 500th post, which was last Friday, and to thank all of you for your friendship I'm having three giveaways this week. Today is the first one. I'm giving away one of the thread catchers I made recently.


To enter leave a comment and include where you are from. That's it. It would be nice if you became a follower, but it is not necessary. I will draw a winner on Friday (Sept. 9th) morning. I notify the winner by email and post the winner on the blog on Friday. Be sure that I have a way to contact you if you win. If you are a "no-reply" commenter and do not leave your email address in the comment then I will just draw another name. International commenters are welcome too.

The other giveaways this week will be on Wednesday and Friday.

20 comments:

Quilting Yai Yai said...

How sweet of you! Thank you for the chance to win.
I am from No. California and I live in a valley surrounded by beautiful mountains.
Hugs, Deborah

Denise in PA said...

Hi Lynn, what a nice giveaway! I'm from the suburbs of Philadelphia (and try never to go into the city if I can help it - LOL!) And, hey, here are some quilty hugs for you my friend! o:)

West Michigan Quilter said...

Great giveaway. Isn't that Stephanie the sweetest thing! I'm a follower. I'm from Michigan and love it here!

Mama Pea said...

You are so welcome, Lynn! I'm glad you liked them. I need to do something for Caroll now, too. She's also had a rough go lately. Still thinking about the right fit for her.

You know I'm from MI, and I love my thread catcher that you sent me. I keep it in the family room where I sew and watch TV!

Have a wonderful week. Back to school for me tomorrow.

Barb said...

Congrats on your first giveaway....it is awesome. I am now in Virginia and have been a follower for some time...

jlk said...

Stephanie is so nice! I live in Frederick, MD where currently it is raining. A lot.

Jackie said...

Stephanie is the best. I do love your blog, I am in Canada

Anonymous said...

Neat giveaway. Count me in please!

-Britt T.

brittany_tucker@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Oh, and I am from Georgia!

-Britt T.

brittany_tucker@aol.com

quilthexle said...

I'm a follower and read your lovely blog in my google reader. To me it is just amazing that friendships can form via blogging - if there were no blogs, no way I, from Wendlingen, Germany, would knew about you! Thanks for a lovely giveaway - and here's to the next 500 posts!

scarlett said...

Stephanie is on my 'top ten favorite people' list! They don't come any nicer! I know her from when she was in Ohio for a few years...I'm from Columbus, OH.

Debra said...

I'm a follower and could really use one of these!

Crafty Newbie said...

Hello Lynn!

I live in Michigan, in a rural area called Columbiaville.

Congrats on your 500th post! How exciting! :)

Thank you for the opportunity!

gill said...

Hi Lynn
Great giveaway!
I'm from the UK

CT Mom said...

I love your blo. I am from Connectiut.

xsgail said...

Thanks for the chance!
I am from Arkansas

If Toys Could Talk said...

What a lovely giveaway! I'm here from Intrepid Threads and I'm a new follower. :) Thanks for the opportunity to win. I'm from Northern California.

Deborah in Atlanta said...

Not sure if I'm too late for this giveaway or not. Hope not!!

Happy 500th post!

And as you can tell from my name - I'm from Atlanta, GA!

Thanks for the giveaway.

Margie said...

Hello! I found your blog thru Stephanie's blog, and am enjoying them both. I live in the Pacific Northwest close to Seattle, WA. I love looking at the beautiful things people sew. Thanks so much for this give away and congratulations on your 500th!, Margie

Janet said...

It's Friday morning but it doesn't say the giveaway is closed so I'm putting in my two cents. I live in the Yukon Territory in Canada. It is beautiful here, but it's been raining all summer. Boo.