I can't believe that it has been almost one year since I started this blog! (And day 10 of Blogtober!) I think my first motivation to blog was just to participate. I felt like I was looking in the window at a great party and I wanted to join the fun and the conversations. I have really enjoyed becoming a part of the community!
Over the months, I have met some wonderful people who have been very generous with their knowledge and encouragement, and I hope that I have been able to help someone along the way, as well.
I have learned so much and gotten so many ideas from other blogs. I have also sharpened skills that I already had by working on projects that have been inspired by what I have seen.
I wanted to commemorate the milestone appropriately and have given it much thought over the past weeks - (especially since I intended to mark my 100th post and didn't get it done!)
I think that I have come up with some things that you will enjoy!
To be entered in the 'drawing' just leave a comment on this post between now and October 15th (the one year mark!) I love discovering new blogs that inspire me, so in your comment, tell me one or two blogs that inspire you.
If you want to.
If you don't want to, you don't have to. You can still be entered to win!
I will draw names to select three winners.
The first winner will receive a fabulous Stitch-it Kit by Jenny Hart of Sublime Stitching. I discovered Jenny's designs while shopping with Ms A at a tiny shop in Kansas City called "Spool" many years ago. Those designs were the impetus for me to pick up a needle and hoop after a break of about 20 years!
This kit has everything you need to get started doing embroidery. If you are an experienced stitcher, you will enjoy the 35 original Jenny Hart design transfers that are included, along with 7 skeins of floss and two tea towels to embroider. The tea towels are a smooth weave, sort of like percale, so they would also be great as a dresser scarf or small table topper.
There is also an adjustable hoop and a book of instructions. There is even a needle included in the kit! If you already have all these things you can re-gift it to someone else!
The second winner will receive a pair of stamped tea towels with green border stripes with floss to embroider cookies and milk for Santa. If you don't have little ones, or don't celebrate Christmas, you can wash out the stamping and use the towels for any design.
Or none - just use them as towels or wash the car with them!
The third winner will receive a vintage Vogart Sesame Street sampler kit from 1980. Featuring the Muppets in costumes from the Renaissance!
The design suggests birth announcement statistics, but the banner is blank, so any occasion could be recognized, or just add a name! I will include 12 skeins of floss from my stash in the colors listed on the package, as well.
So, again, you can stitch the sampler, or use the floss for whatever you want!Leave a comment on this post to be a contenda'. (I challenge you to de-lurk, if you have never commented - you have a pretty good chance at winning, you know!) I will announce the winners on Friday, the 16th! - Because the 16th is an even number Blogtober day!
I really appreciate your comments and encouragement and I thank you for your love and friendship!
And thank you, Dearest Sister, for mentoring me in this adventure! (And for sharing all your mad skilz with me!)