Tuesday, February 24, 2009

100 Posts Giveaway

aka: the "Wahoo! I want to celebrate the people I've connected with through blogging" giveaway.

After my first giveaway, my thoughts about giveaways changed. That one was part of a quilting giveaway of close to 100 craft bloggers. I was amazed to have so many people stopping by and commenting on my blog, but I found myself hoping that when I drew a name (or the random integer generator did) that it would be someone I knew...someone whose blog I loved, or a friend who reads mine, or a family member back home. I decided that the next time I gave something away on my blog, it would be a celebration of the connections made through blogging.

And so I'm celebrating the community I found here. I'm so grateful for the ideas shared, the beauty exposed, the inspirational thoughts posted, the gratitude expressed, the honoring of details, the insecurities gently revealed and the reassurances so freely given. I'm grateful for my bloggy friends! And while this post may be followed with an "Aack! How do I keep up with all of the wonderful people I've connected with through blogging?" post, it is simply because I consider you, all of you, to be part of my community now.


And so this giveaway is a thank you to YOU for visiting! I am so grateful you are one of the wonderful people who stop by here. Whether you comment often or we've never formally met, whether you've been here before or whether this is a first visit, you are part of my blog. And so to one of you, as an act of "community service" (hee hee!)...I'd love to give away this little scarf. It is a slightly narrower version of this pattern made out of my favorite yarn in the world in color called Meadow. (Isn't that perfect for spring?) Oh, this yarn makes such airy, soft delicacies! I love, love, love it!

Simply comment on this post, say hello if you are commenting for the first time, make sure I have a way to contact you and then wish upon a star. I'll draw (yes, this time I think I'll draw) a name out next Tuesday night. Good luck! And THANK YOU for being part of my blog.

p.s. If the winner wants buttons or ribbon to go with it as shown in the pattern, simply let me know when I contact you. I would be pleased as punch to add them for you.

15 comments:

BUMBLE BEANS said...

OOH! I'm first to comment! Having actually MET you, I am more than happy to say your a bloggy friend of mine! ;-)
What a lovely scarf!

Brenda said...

I live in a place where I need a scarf six months of the year, so I'd be honoured to have your handmade scarf. And your rose quilt remains a favourite -- it was such as lovely quilt, and you let us be involved in the process. I'm still thinking about how to join up my roses!

carolyn said...

Happy Blogaversary! Thanks for sharing, it's been nice getting to know you. I'mm looking forward to more....

May! said...

Hey! I'm SO honored to be a part of this community, but even more so to be your friend.

Yippee!

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

Andrea - It's beautiful! I feel the same about the community here - so blessed :) congrats on your post tally!

Jessica said...

What a lovely scarf! I love it so much!!!

Mom said...

How amazing you are. I love your blog! I also think it would be lovely to have a scarf of your.
As always, I love you beaucoup.
Mom

Alexis said...

I'm so happy to have "met" you through our blogs, and boy, would I love to win that scarf! It's beautiful!

Megs said...

I just recently started following your blog - I love it's simplicity and your creativity! It's a beautiful scarf - much needed in Minnesota! :)

Amy said...

I'm happy to consider you a friend as well. And congratulations on 100 posts - I've enjoyed each one.

Kendra Leigh said...

I'm glad I've gotten to know you a little better over the past few months, too! You are talented in so many ways!

Latharia said...

Oh, aren't you sweet?! :D This is too fun ... please do add my name into the hat!!!

Thanks for the suggestion to look up The Quiltmaker's Gift. I think I will buy it and read it with my niece! :)

J and Z said...

oooo what a wonderful gift! happy happy blogaversary!! isn't life grand?? thank you stopping by and visiting me in the meadow! i'm adding you to my blogroll so i can come back to visit more often!!

jean

Jen said...

I'm glad you found my blog so I could find yours! I have wanted to learn to knit for so long. For now, I like to see what others are doing. Someday, I'll give it a try.
Glad to *meet* you!

Beverooni said...

Andrea, this scarf is just gorgeous. I had no idea you could knit -- especially such beautiful things!

Bev