Friday, February 4, 2011

February Giveaway

This is my 500th post. To celebrate I will be giving away two 123stitch gift certificates. I had thought about giving away 5 $10 gcs or 1 $50 gc. Most of those who read my musings came down on the side of 5 small gift certificates ... but ... a fair number of my giveaway participants are international stitchers and a $10 gc would actually end up costing them more than $10 in postage and customs fees ... which kind of negates the whole purpose of a celebratory gift certificate. So, I'll compromise by giving away two $25 gift certificates ... just in case one of the winners turns out to come from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the UK or Europe. If two US stitchers are drawn, well, they will just have to deal with the broader array of choices available to them ... a terrible burden, I know, but those are the breaks. Since I am celebrating a blog landmark, I will be limiting this giveaway to those people who have shared the blogging experience with me, i.e: my current followers and those who comment regularly even though they are not followers. I have made a list of those folks who are already followers and and those who, while not followers, visit and comment regularly. I don't normally have exclusions for my giveaways but for this one ... well, I just want to share it with those who have "shared the journey" with me.

If you wish to enter your name for this giveaway, this will be a bit different then usual:
-- open to stitchers as noted above
--in the comment section, make a suggestion as to one way I could improve my blog or mention something different I could try [e.g, more stitching memes] or ask a question you'd like me to answer
-- include an e-mail address in your post if clicking on your name will not lead me to an e-mail link
-- two winners will be selected on the 10th of the month and informed by e-mail

Good luck to all who enter.

22 comments:

Tammy said...

Hi please enter me in your draw....I think you could posts a sideshow of finished pieces or put some of the works you have in progress and show where you are at.

natalyK said...

I would love to enter your drawing. I like your blog the way it is!

Crystal said...

Just wanted to say Congrats on reaching a milestone in blogging. I love reading your blog its perfect the way it is. Good luck to everyone.

Rachel S said...

Please enter me in the draw. As for a question you could answer, what is your most favorite finish you've ever accomplished?

rspory1976 @ yahoo dot com.

requilt said...

Hi, I am not sure if I am eligible to enter but I do enjoy visiting your blog.
I would love to see a post about a past stitchery explaining why it is very special to you.

Deanne J said...

Please enter me in your draw. I would love to see some more colour on your blog. Whether it's changing your background or like Tammy said more pictures of your stitching.

CalamityJr said...

Boy, I don't know what to suggest. The two things I look for most often is where someone lives (especially when they're talking about the weather or where they might be going) but you already have that in your profile, and pictures, pictures, pictures! You do share a good number of photos so I can't complain there! Please include me in your drawing even though I don't have any great advice for you, lol.

Hillery said...

Hello, I would love to be entered in the giveaway. As I said before, I would love to see a spot sampler of your Bride's Tree Ornaments!!! That would be quite a challenge though. How about adding a lables gadget to the side of your blog for easier searching.
Thanks so much for the opportunity, and keep designing!!!
Hillery (my new blog, 22 Threads)

Deborah said...

Thanks for having a generous giveaway. Don't have any advise on improving your blog. I like it the way it is. 500 posts is a huge milestone. Congrats.

Cindi Loo Who said...

Rions, I just love your blog content. I really enjoy reading your goals and then see your progress on those goals each month. I am not disciplined enough for that!!
I have been a follower for some time and would love to be entered for the giveaway. Heck, I just ordered over $50. from 123Stitch today!

Congrats on 500 posts!

mainely stitching said...

How on earth are you already up to 500 posts?? It seems like just yesterday I was discovering your blog. Well, however you did it so quickly (grin) congratulations on hitting such a big number, and I'm looking forward to many more (even if I do lurk a lot). About the only thing I can think of to make your great blog even better would be to make your pictures bigger (I looooove pictures).

Carol said...

500 posts! Gosh, I'm not even up to 100 and it's been two years--I am a very slow writer, I'm afraid! Anyway, congratulations, Riona!

Hmmm... I would say I would like to see more photos. I tend not to read photo-less posts very often (not sure if that is just me or if others are like that). I need to be drawn in by a pretty picture I guess...

Thanks for the giveaway chance--it certainly is generous :)

Kttycat said...

Wow 500 posts thats great! Congrats on that. I think I need to ask a question. What do you feel is your biggest accomplishment in stitching?

Kathy said...

Congrats on the milestone. Wow 500 posts!

Please enter me in your wonderful giveaway!

Kathy

katkiley @ aol.c om

Dani - tkdchick said...

Wow congratulations on reaching 500 posts! Keep blogging girl! I would love to be entered in your draw we've been keeping an eye on each other for years!

Me what I love in a blog is pictures, pictures, pictures! Of stitching, of ones life and surroundsings or just something neat. We all see the world and beauty in different ways and its neat to see how others se it!

Mary said...

I'm thinking I qualify - I have you on my Google Reader and comment occasionally.
Congratulations - I can't imagine 500 blog post, but as someone noted, you seem to have lots of discipline.
As for improvements, I guess I'd say more photos, bigger photos and perhaps even more frequent posts!
Thanks for the opportunity to win your generous giveaway!

Mary in MN

m_kaeding@hotmail.com

Vicky said...

I like you blog the way it is but sometimes a longer post could be broken up with a picture :)

Blu said...

Woohoo! Congrats on 500 posts! Please count me in.
I love how chatty and meaty your posts are. More pictures never hurt~

Melody said...

Wow, that is quite a milestone. I have just begun my blogging journey this week.(Bookwoman Stitches), I'd love to have you visit.

I'm a follower on your blog and I think it's great.

Kimberly R. said...

I'd love to enter your wonderful giveaway :)
A question - What would be your dream stitch if time or money is not an issue?
Thanks!
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

BeanStitcher said...

I would love to see some Freebie patterns that you have designed. Still one of the best blogs out there IMHO. Shamelessly sucking up (wouldn't it be funny if I won?)Linda/PA
grousehouse@verizon.net

Pat Matejcek said...

I would love to be entered in your giveaway. I love your blog the way it is!! Why mess with a good thing is what I always say.. Thanks for the chance.
p.matejcek@yahoo.com