Wednesday, 26 December 2007

My 100th post (or is it....?) & Give-away

I thought this was my 100th post because it was showing 99 last time I checked, but today it says I had 100 already, so who knows. Anyway, it is a milestone, and I would like to thank Swooze for getting me started back in March 2007. I have found blogging to be a really positive discipline, in that it helps me get things done (constantly thinking, must take a picture for the blog) and also helps me to look back and see what I have accomplished (for those darker days where you feel like you are never achieving anything). It has also been a fun way to show pics to online friends so that they can see what I am working on, and even to keep in touch with friends further away who wonder what I am up to.

In keeping with blogging tradition, I am offering a giveaway. The prize was a bit difficult, as most quilting stuff in this country is imported from the USA, but then I remembered that I have a whole scrap basket of Liberty printed cottons. So for everyone who leaves a comment on this blog before 1st January 2008, I will put your name in a hat and pull out one winner at random. The prize will be 25 charm squares (4.5") of genuine UK printed Liberty cottons. I will try to cut these with no duplicates, but if I don't have enough prints there may be some duplication. The table runner in the picture was made using prints from this Liberty collection.

I hope you all had a good day yesterday. We had a lovely relaxing day with lots of chocolate, good food, family games and television, and of course present opening. Ds gave me a cross-stitch magazine and dh gave me a copy of Quiltmania in my stocking, as well as a few packs of FQs and a pack of safety pins. I also received a daylight craft lamp and some dollshouse clamps, micro drills and needlenose pliers. Today we are off down to the in-laws for second Christmas at their house, and my sister-in-law and dh's uncle will also be there.

Meanwhile, I finished a pair of mittens and wore them for a walk on Christmas Eve. It was lovely looking into everyone's windows and seeing all the christmas lights and trees. Being close to London as we are, very few people have a big yard so you are literally looking in their front windows as you walk along the pavement. I probably sound like a peeping tom but I'm not, really!


dot said...

Congrats on the 100th post. I look forward to 100+. Your mittens look lovely. Enjoy your day,

Debi said...

I really love your mittens, they looks for warm. I wish I knew how to knit.

Beth said...

Sharon the mittens look nice and toasty and the fbrics are great in that table runner. Congrats on your 100th post!! Way to go :)

Annie said...

congratulations on your 100th post!! The time goes by so fast doesn't it............the mittens look great!!

Kieny said...

Congrats on your 100th post! Your mittens look nice and warm.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Congrats on 100 posts! please count me in for your draw...sounds like a lovely prize.


Mel said...

Congratulations on your 100th post. Isn't this blogging and getting to know others so much fun? I actually got to meet someone today that is on some groups with me. :)
Hope your 2008 is wonderful!!!

Jean "Alexandra" McKeever said...

I love the mittens.

Is this where I sign up for the drawing?

Happy Blogging!!!

Alexandra aka Tyroam

Quilt crazy said...

Congrats on 100. I miss having you in the ring just before my blog and have recently found you again!

Rose Marie said...

Congrats on your 100th and here's to many, many more!

swooze said...

Congrats Sharon. Your loyal stalker! Love all your work.

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