Friday, August 20, 2010

Happy 6th Blogiversary to me!

G'day all!

I've now been blogging for six whole years. I think that deserves a crikey! I only pull out the crikeys for special occasions :-)

(Actually, it was yesterday but it is still the 20th of August in the States so that is good enough for me. 8-)

In honour of this momentous occasion, I think I need to spread the love around. Yep, this means giveaway time!

What have I got to give away?

Well, what about this lovely little quilt? It's big enough for a lap and plenty big enough for a cot. All cotton outside, including thread, and bamboo/cotton batting on the inside. Patterned fabric is Lila Tueller's "Eden."

pinwheel_lilquilt
(you can see the back of it here)

But that is not all! If I get more than 100 comments on this blogiversary post, then I will add another TWO prizes to the offering.

How about this rather lurid handspun, handknitted shawl? BFL and silk, hence the brightness of the colours.

fo_algalbloom

And the third prize will be 200g of anything you like (spinning fibre or dyed yarn) from my old shop (which I have to update cos I have found more goodies for it, particularly spinning fibre such as the one in the background of my blog title pic. Honest, this isn't as crap a prize as it might seem at first 8-).

But in a new twist (added 24 August 2010), I'll let the first person choose the quilt, the shawl or the yarn/tops, the second person has two choices and the third person has whatever is left! If I get less than a hundred comments, only one prize will be offered and it will be the winner's choice of the three prizes. Make sense?

How to enter? Leave a comment on this post. Make sure I have a way of contacting you - Blogger does not automatically give me your email address. If your blogger profile is private, I cannot contact you. ie leave an email address! (But spam block it if you will, mary12atnibbledotcom.)

Want a second entry? Become a follower of my blog. (and tell me!)

Want a third entry? Advertise my blogiversary on your blog!

Entries close at 5pm AEST August 26 2010 (that's Australian Eastern Standard Time, UTC +10), or if you prefer midnight PDT (Pacific Daylight Time, aka west coast USA time) at the start of the 26th.

CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED, WINNER HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED. THANKS!

anon!

19 comments:

  1. wow, six years! I don't think that I knew what a blog was six years ago. So you must have been way ahead of time (or probably I was way behind...!!!). Anyway, Happy Blog Anniversary! I would love to put my name into the hat for your fantastic give away. Thanks so much. Vreni x

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  2. Congrats on 6 years!!!
    I'm just trying to figure out how long i've been blogging also, think it might have been around the same time. CRRRRAZY!!!

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  3. Congrats on the 6 years milestone! Keep at it. Love seeing the shawls pop up!

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  4. 6 years flies by! happy blogiversary!!

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  5. Did you think you had six years of something to say inside of you when you first started? I tried starting a blog and just couldn't sustain it. I'm not much of a photographer and many of the most interesting blogs have great photos - as does yours.
    So congratulations on your six year bloggiversary!
    Jum8uck (Ravelry)

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  6. Congrats. And thanks for posting q's to Ravelry when you first moved here - never would have met you otherwise! Would have missed on several years of posts. (Yes, I need to update mine.)

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  7. Happy Blogaversary! The colours in that quilt are very pretty together.

    Email address is in my Blogger profile. I'd love to win.

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  8. I've been meaning to join as a follower. Your contest was an incentive, so I've now done that too.

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  9. Pretty colours in shawl. Like those colours. My preciousss!!!

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  10. Six years of knitting and blogging. What a lot of yarn and keystrokes! Congratulations on your achievements.

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  11. Happy Blogiversary, Lynne!!

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  12. Hi, I found your blog a few days ago while researching colonoscopy preps experiences - I'm having a colonoscopy tomorrow so the 4litre preps start this arvo. I'm not exactly looking forward to it!

    Anyway, I decided to follow you and I'm really glad I did. I love your work and your blog is always interesting to me.

    Congratulations on your 6th anniversary.

    Peace & love
    Eleanor
    ps I'm not sure how to give you my email privately but will have a look.

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  13. Happy Blogiversary. 6 years WOW. Love the knitted shawl, lovely colours. Hope you are keeping well.

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  14. Happy blogiversary. I've enjoyed following your journeys, and look forward to lots more. Also, must keep track of your store - your yarn is pretty! In the unlikely event that I'm a winner, you can find me at jillatmccoydotiddotau.

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  15. Robyn in Ontario (everydaymiracles at cogeco dot ca)8:06 am

    Congratulations on six years of blogging! I love seeing all the wonderful creations you knit/sew/dye/spin and have enjoyed your workmanship a few times now myself! I already follow your blog on bloglines but wanted to say Congratulations! I am coming to Oz in January (Sydney and Gold Coast) to see my family - a pity I won't have the time to make the trek down to Vic to see you too!

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  16. Anonymous7:22 pm

    Lynne, we miss you at the coop.
    Congrats on you blogiversary. Love seeing all your beautiful and amazing work and great travel photos.

    Cynthia, Wendy, Britt, Peaches, and now Pearl

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  17. Oh my goodness!!! I want to be counted in so badly!!!! I want that quilt or the shawl!!!The quilt would be nice for cuddly mornings with my wee son!
    Where are my manners? I want to congratulate you on 6 bloggy years!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY!!!!!! That is amazing,I have never known anyone to blog that long!!! Many more to ya!
    jacksoncrisman@yahoo.com

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  18. Hello dear,I am also a new follower to you sweet blog. Thank you
    jacksoncrisman@yahoo.com

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  19. http://meeyeehere.blogspot.com/2010/08/win-some-handmade-lovelies.html
    I blogged ya too
    YAY!!!!

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