Sunday, October 9, 2011

A Little Happy Dance and Give-a-way Details

Post #464 - 50 days until blogoversary -
 87 followers and counting...

Up early- 5:15am - this morning to get Matthew fed and out the door by 6:15am for a 8am hockey game. Since DH was taking him to the rink that gave me some morning time for this...

Getting closer...


Getting closer...


...and closer....


everything is matching up...dear Pea Pod, it is time to bid you a farewell, because....

the vine portion of the border is now complete!
HIP-HIP-HORRAY!

And now, without further ado, let me introduce you to my
2 new friends:
Clay Pot and Wild Berries

Time to stitch the flower buds that live in all the border vines! But, at this time I would like to feel the accomplishment of finishing up the Pea Pod vines...at least for the next couple of hours :)

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Now on the the details of the
3 - 100 - 500 Giveaway

To celebrate:
3 years of blogging...anniversary is November 28, 2011
100 followers...which I hope to have by November 28, 2011
500 posts...which I am planning to accomplish on November 28, 2011

To enter/qualify:
1. Must be a follower and must leave a comment on this post
2. Optional, but for extra entry, announce the giveaway on your blog (leave 2nd comment when posted)

How many winners:
Possibily 2

What is being given away:
To celebrate the 3 year blogoversary - a mystery package of stitching stash (winner #1)
To celebrate my 500th post - a mystery package of stitching stash  (winner #2)
IF...IF I reach 100 followers by Nov. 28 both winners receive the above plus a gift $10 gift certificate to http://www.123stitch.com/


So, the 3 years blogoversary will happen no matter what and there will be 1 winner...
The 500th post my controlling factor (but I want to have 2 winners!!!!)....
To reach 100 followers by Nov. 28th and possibly win a $10 gift certificate to http://www.123stitch.com/ that is where you all can be helpful

Deadline and Drawing:
Deadline to enter: November 27, 2011 @ 11:59pm Pacific Time
Drawing: November 28, 2011

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Well that is all I have for now...have a great Sunday! Until next time, remember...
Live, Love, Laugh and Stitch often!
Lisa


119 comments:

Periwinkle Ink said...

Lisa,

I've followed your blog for quite some time now, but having problems becoming an "official" follower... how do I do it?

Thanks!
Joanne

MoonBeam said...

I think I would be ready to move on from Pea Pod, too. Have fun with the reddish colors. Your sampler is looking good.

I forgot to look, but I'm guessing that between ABC Stitch and being hockey fanatics you might live in the beautiful northeast? I could be wrong.

Enjoy October.

Bobbi

CalamityJr said...

Your family sampler border matched perfectly - way to go! I love the next two floss shades so look forward to seeing your next progress report. As for your giveaway(s) - how fun! My daughter's birthday is the 27th, so maybe she'll bring me luck. Now get stitching and posting, so 500 gets even closer, lol!

Simone said...

I love to be in your give away! Thanks.

Kathy A. said...

LOL - I've been a follower since the days of our Friendship Sampler RR and I would love to have a chance for your giveaway.

CindyMae said...

What an awesome giveaway . . .love surprises!! I am, of course, a follower and would love to be entered to win!!

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

What a great giveaway idea.
I am now a follower and hope to see many of your works. They are beautiful from what I have seen already.
Please include me in your giveaway.
Thank you.

Kimberly R. said...

Congratulations!! Your sampler stitching is beautiful and I'm a new follower and would love a chance to enter your giveaway :)
Thanks,
kimberlybreid@hotmail.com

Anne said...

I just found out about your blog and I love it! I would love to be included in your giveaway!!

Anne said...

Here's my second comment for adding your giveaway on my blog! Happy Blogoversary!

Lisa V said...

Your sampler is looking amazing!!
Pls include me in your draw, I am already a follower.

Catherine said...

Congrats on finishing all of the vine!! What a beautiful piece - can't wait to see the berries on the vine!

Congrats on all of your milestones!! Thanks for the chance at your giveaway!

Linda said...

I have been reading your blog for a long time and just love it. I am a follower. Please enter me in your giveaway.

Thanks, Linda

Linda said...

I have also posted a link on my blog.

Linda

Mary said...

Hello - just learned of your blog from another blog I read. Congratulations on you successful three years!

I have become a follower - love what I've read so far.

No blog of my own - so can't post there.

Mary in MN

m_kaeding@hotmail.com

Kay said...

I have no doubt you'll reach your 100 followers by your anniversary date. I am glad to say that I am a follower too and would love a chance in your draw.

Kay
kaysrandomworld.blogspot.com

Xeihua (Sara) said...

Congratulations for your 3rd blogoversary and for the 500th post that is coming, I've just had a look to your blog and what a gorgeous WIPS and finishes you have :)
I would love i you could consider me for your giveaway :)

Xeihua (Sara) said...

Also I've posted on my blog about your giveaway :)
Thanks, and goodluck to all ;) I hope this helps you getting to the 100th follower

Freddysmama (Kirstin) said...

Love your sampler. Looks like I'm follower #99 :)

Off to look through your old blog posts.

Kirstin
www.addictedtostitchin.blogspot.com

Nancy said...

Hi Lisa, I just became a follower. I found you thanks to Linda who mentioned your giveaway on her blog. Your stitching looks great. I look forward to seeing more of it. I hope you will enter me into your giveaway. Here is hoping that you make it to 100 followers! Good luck! And have fun stitching!!

Julie said...

Congratulations on finishing the Pea Pod, it looks great! I would love to enter your giveaway:)

valerie said...

Congrats on finishing that peapod border. You are really coming along on your sampler!

ANd congrats on 3 years of blogging! I would love a chance at your giveaway. Sounds like fun!

Hope you had a nice weekend!

purplesunset24 said...

Beautiful stitching!

Please enter me into your giveaway. I love surprises. :)

Virpi said...

So you got at least one new follower now... I found to your blog through My cross stitch corner -blog. Your stitching looks great and I think I spend some time browsing through your older posts as well.

Nic said...

Just found your blog but looking forward to reading it from now on. I'd love to be entered in the giveaway :-)

EveningEmma said...

Hello! A new follower here.
Congratulations on your up and coming blogoversary and all the things that go with it.

I would like to be entered into your giveaway!

Wagapapa said...

Hi Lisa! I'm a new follower and would like to be entered in your giveaway.

Thanks for the chance :D

cucki said...

hello dear, i am your new smiley face friend from south africa.
i love your blog and your stitching so much..
please count me in your giveaway..
thank you dear..
hugs cucki xx

Wagapapa said...

This is my 2nd comment just to tell you I have posted your giveaway on my blog's sidebar: http://wagapapacreations.blogspot.com/

Joyce Clark Frank said...

I am a following and always enjoy your blog. Will also let others know on my blog. please enter me.
http://joycesloveoflife.blogspot.com

country stitcher said...

I am a new follower and have gone back and read some of your other posts and enjoyed it alot.
Thank you for the chance to win your giveaway.
And your sampler is gorgous!
Happy Stitching
Denise

Kathy H said...

Your sampler is looking so nice. I usually do more pictures than samplers but I admire them so much. I am a follower and checked today, you have over 100. Congratulations on your upcoming milestones, blogaversary and 500 posts. Wow.

Beauty Bonnet said...

hello! i've been a follower for some time now and i can sympathize over the pea pod! your works are lovely and i aspire to the same level of stitching! i'd love to be included in the drawing(s). thank you for the chance, and for being so generous! i wish i could win one of them!

Beauty Bonnet said...

oops - happy blogoversary and 110th follower! i'll be mentioning in my blog :)

Parsley said...

Your stitching is so lovely! I'm a new follower and look forward to seeing more of your stitching.

I'd love to be entered, please.

CindyMae said...

I have shared your giveaway on my blog!!!

By the way, your stitching progress is gorgeous!

lanybleu said...

I have just become a follower of your blog, off now for a good old read..
Thanks for the giveaway.

lanybleu said...

I have posted a link on my blog about your giveaway.
Happy 3rd birthday

http://lanybleu.blogspot.com/p/giveaways.html

Mary Joan said...

What a generous giveaway! Please count me in. I'm a new follower.

Mary Joan
http://maryjoanstitching.blogspot.com/

Mary Joan said...

I have posted your giveaway on my blog in the side bar.

Happy 3rd Anniversary.

Mary Joan
http://maryjoanstitching.blogspot.com/

Stitching Noni said...

Hello, what a great idea for a giveaway! I am a new follower and would love to be entered into the giveaway!

Looks like you have reached your 100+ followers - congratulations!

http://firefliescatsinthegarden.blogspot.com/

Stitching Noni said...

Here is my 2nd comment to let you know that I have also added your giveaway to my blog sidebar :o)

http://firefliescatsinthegarden.blogspot.com/

Robin said...

I'm a follower. Have always loved following your stitching progress. Congrats on 3 years blogging.......I think mine is at the end of this year. Hard to believe it's been 3 yrs!

SoCal Debbie said...

Hi Lisa, I'm a new follower, hoping to get you closer to 100! I found out about your blog from Linda (Stitchin' with my Furbabies).

It's exciting to finish using a color and start something new. I just finished all the purple shades in my current project, and now am starting on the green.

SoCal Debbie said...

I posted about your giveaway on my blog too!
http://debbiescrossstitch.blogspot.com/2011/10/lisa-is-having-giveaway.html

Ranae said...

Hi! I am follower 116,it looks like your followers list is growing.
Please enter me
Now off to browse your blog

Chaotic Crafter said...

I am a new follower and want to be entered in the give a way...

Denise said...

Oh my goodness - Lots to celebrate! Hope you reach your 100 followers!

Chaotic Crafter said...

I also posted this on my blog...Good Luck

Deborah said...

Your family sampler is beautiful! So many things to celebrate. Thanks for having a great giveaway. I have been a follower for some time.

Lesleyanne said...

I have been following for a while now but have only just become an official follower. Please enter me in your giveaway. Will put a link in my sidebar. Lovely progress on your Sampler.

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

Congratulations Lisa, I just can't believe you are able to find time to stitch let along blog but we are sure happy that you do. Love the new friends and how funny that we refer to our fibers, fabrics as one of our friends.
Be always in stitches.

Periwinkle Ink said...

Lisa,

Finally got the "Friends" button to work....it was a problem with some security scripts on my end. All good now!

And good luck this weekend in Detroit!

Joanne

Tracey said...

Your WIP is looking great! Don't you just love moving on to another part? I am working on CCN's Beach Cottage and I finished the bottom border last night- now I can move on to the upper part of the design and the cottage! Hooray! Please enter me in your giveaway- I am a follower! :)

Peggy said...

I'm a new follower.
Thanks,
Peggy
http://keepmeinstitches-peggy.blogspot.com
peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

Peggy said...

I have posted about your giveaway on my blog.
Thanks,
Peggy
http://keepmeinstitches-peggy.blogspot.com
peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

Mangogirl said...

Hey :D I'm now following you hopefully you get to the 100!

Laine said...

Hi I am a new follower of your blog. Your sampler is very pretty. Can't wait to see it totally finished. Thanks for the great giveaways.

lsandes@comcast.net

Stray Stitches said...

I'm a new follower! Congrats on your beautiful finish! Thanks for the opportunity to enter your great givewaway. And congrats on you almost blogiversary!!

Stray Stitches said...

I included your giveaway in my blog today:
http://straystitches1.blogspot.com/2011/10/two-more-swaps-completed.html

Mommarock said...

I am a follower of your blog. I love samplers, and yours looks quite wonderful.

hueisei said...

So exciting! I am follower #127 :)

Sheila said...

I am a new follower and it just so happens that Nov. 27th is our 40 wedding anniversary so it would be a nice time to win ;-)

Peach Rainbow said...

Congrats on your blogiversary, 100 followers and possible 500 posts ;D
& thanks for the giveaway!

My Secret Garden said...

Nice giveaway^^
I love cross stitching and liked your blog.
Happy blogniversary^^

Diana

stitchinpeanut said...

This is AWESOME... I am a follower and would love to be a winner too! :)
Thank you for posting this giveaway!

stitchinpeanut said...

Oh and I almost forgot...
I posted this on my blog for others to see...

Good luck with the number of posts you get and the number of followers...

Happy Turtle said...

congratulations on the anniversary. following you now.
carol

Happy Turtle said...

Blogged about your giveaway.
Carol

Kathy said...

I am a new follower.

Kathy said...

I blogged about your giveaway today at

http://new2quilting.blogspot.com/

FN said...

Your stitching is lovely and I really like those 2 floss colors! I am a new follower of your blog and I am so glad to find it! Please enter me in your fun giveaway! Happy Blogoversary!
Thanks! Frances
fnelson1@comcast.net

James-Linda said...

YOUR SAMPLERS ARE SO PRETTY!
I'M A NEW FOLLOWER>JUST FOUND YOU!
THANKS SO FOR SHARING!

Jennifer Gail said...

I'm a new follower.

Karen said...

Kudos on your blogoversary!

I love your family sampler... so pretty. Hope to it finished soon!

happy stitching...

Crafty Newbie said...

WOW! Congrats! Three Years! YAYA!! Already have 100 + members! Now for the 500 blog posts?! :)

Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

Janet said...

I see you have already got your 100 followers - but I became a follower too. Love your stitchery.

Carla G said...

Congratulations on passing 100 followers! I'm a new follower! Thanks for a wonderful giveaway! :)

Meari said...

I'm following you with google reader.

Wow, what a beautiful sampler. It looks great!

Meari said...

I'm also posting about your giveaway on my next "Marvelous Monday" update.

Debra said...

I'm a new follower through GFC and hopw to learn more about stitching!

Debra said...

I posted the giveaway on my blog here: http://itsmelealee.blogspot.com/p/giveaways.html

LethargicLass said...

what a great giveaway! Thanks!

Vesuviusmama said...

I'm a new follower. Congrats on three years of sharing your adventures online!

Danielle said...

Uh, yeah, thought I was following your blog and then discovered I wasn't!!! I am now. Congrats on the anniversary! And you have far surpassed the 100 followers. Please enter me in the giveaway. Thanks.

Danielle said...

I just mentioned your giveaway on my blog! Hope this gets you some more followers!

Jackie said...

Congratulations on bidding adieu to Pea Pod! :) And Happy 300!

I'm a follower on Google Reader!

Hannah - City Stitcher said...

Hello - I really love your sampler, so happy to follow just to see your progress, however, if you'll include me in your giveaway that'd be great too :-)

Hannah x

Hannah - City Stitcher said...

just another note to let you know I have listed your giveaway on my blog x

LoriU said...

I thought I was following your blog too, but when I clicked the link it said I am now, so either way, I am!

I will post on my blog about your blogaversary! Congrats!

Jennifer Gail said...

Just posted your snoopy pic on my sidebar with link back to you:)

Kat said...

Congrats! I have been following for a while.

~Kat

Kaisievic said...

Hi Lisa, I have just become a follower - you are well over 100 now - awesome.

I would love the chance to win one of your mystery Giveaways.

I have posted about it on my blog here:
http://kittenstitching.blogspot.com/2011/10/i-am-so-lucky-and-big-thank-you-to.html

Love your sampler and your new colours are gorgeous. Looking forward to seeing more progress on this.

Hugs, Kaye xoxox

wendy111 said...

I have joined your followers and look forward to seeing your progress! Thanks for doing your lovely giveaway!

Cyn said...

Hi Lisa,

I've been following for quite a while though I don't comment very often. :-)

I enjoy seeing your projects and watching the guys grow. My youngest is gradutating High School this year and my oldest is graduating college. Oh my!

Cynthia
Windy Meadow

kmaurer said...

I'm a new follower and would love to have my name entered in your giveaway.

maurer dot katie at gmail dot com

karamino said...

Congratulations on finishing the sampler - it looks great! I would love to enter your giveaway:)

Dani - tkdchick said...

Congrats I've been following your blog for a long time!

soccermom1 said...

I'm a new follower. I would love to be entered in your contest!!
rjs682 at yahoo dot com

Blu said...

How fun that you've got so many major milestones coming up!
I'm a longtime follower. Please count me in.

ryanac32 said...

I'm a new follower. Please enter me
ryanac32 at yahoo dot com

Colorado Stitcher said...

woo whoo what fun!

Kathy H said...

I am a follower and love the sampler you are working on. I like those berry colors too.

Stitchinowl said...

I have followed your blog for about a year, and just became an "official" follower last month. I would love a chance at your fun giveaway. Congratulations on your 3-year blogaversary, having 100+ followers, and the anticpation of 500 posts. Hip Hip Hooray! Very pretty sampler and thread colors.
Carolyn

Kris said...

Hi! I am a follower of your blog and would love a chance to enter to win! Thanks!

Kris

1billion2go said...

I just found your blog through someone who I now follow. Congrats on the 3 year anniversary! Good luck with the 500 Posts.

1billion2go said...

I have posted a link on my blog in regards to this contest. I would love to be entered into the contest. Thanks..Good Luck

lesli said...

Wow! Three years...congratulations!!

I just became a new follower and I'd love to be entered in your contest!

Thank you! :)

lesli said...

I've also just posted your contest on my blog:

http://fabulousfrogger.blogspot.com/

I have a contest running as well, come on over and enter! :)

Sherry said...

I just became a follower. May I join in as well? Thanks!

Carla G said...

I'm already a follower of your blog! Your sampler is looking great! :) Thanks for a chance to win!

Marcia W. said...

Becoming a follower has been rather difficult and now it's down to wire, so hope it worked. This is what blogger told me:
Follow this Blog? Help
You are now following Hockey Mom Stitchin' Hobby
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Thanks for your great giveaway.

Shannon S. said...

Congrats on your blogaversary! I am a follower. Thank you for the chance. Shannon

ArchangelDecker said...

Congrats on your blogaversary! I am a follower. Thank you for the chance! :)

Shelly said...

I'm a brand new follower. I enjoy reading your blog and must say you are one busy lady! My daughter and I are pro hockey fans-for the Phoenix Coyotes since we live here in Arizona. My first blogoversary is coming up and seeing how you are doing your giveaway gives me some ideas! Thanks for the opportunity to win some stash!

Shelly said...

Here's my 2nd comment letting you know that I've announced your giveaway on my blog. Thanks!

tpott said...

Hi, congrats on your blogversary, I'm a new follower #161. Beautiful sampler I haven't done one of those in forever you've done a lovely job. ;->

weestitchy.com said...

Happy anniversary for today!!!
i have had to follow you again since i left blogger it wont let me use my old sign in

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