Saturday, April 26, 2008

1000 views milestone - blog giveaway!!!

I know I said I'd post the blog giveaway this morning, but, well... life intervened. My grandfather is sick - again. He'd been home from the hospital for all of two days, and was still needing a lot of care when things took a turn for the worse. By 1:00 today, they had to call the ambulance to take him to the Emergency Room. As they were wheeling him out of the house, it literally looked like death was hanging over him.

They worked some kind of miracles at the ER that day, because just a few hours later his color had returned and things are looking better again. He'll still be in the hospital for a few days I'm sure, but things are not as touch and go as they were earlier today.

Needless to say, I'm more than a little braindead tonight. But that's not why I wrote this post. I posted here to tell you about my little GIVEAWAY!!!

When I started this blog last fall, I had no idea that I'd get 1000 UNIQUE VIEWS by early spring. Wow!!! If you think about how many people are on the Internet and how much information is there, and how much is added each day, to have 1000 unique hits to my blog is pretty darn amazing.

This little giveaway is a thank-you for all of the cheerleading and support, the kind words, the "you go, girls" and the "yays" when I post a project, the "kick the inner critic's butt" when I'm doubting myself.

I took a little longer than I had planned to get this all together, because the anal-retentive side of me wanted everything to color coordinate.



Here's what you'll get:
--Blank greeting card with vintage playing card embellishment.
--Pink and brown tagbook mini-notebook (This is an awesome little notepad to carry with you. The binder ring allows you to add it to your keychain or hook it around the strap of your purse.)
--Pink and beige paisley pin
--Three of my favorite fibers on a card: 3 yards of the brown, 3 yards of the white cotton, and 2 yards of the vintage ric rac.
--(not pictured) Half a dozen vintage playing cards for you to play with, or frame, or do with as you please.

To enter, alls you have to do is comment to this post by Wednesday, April 30. I'll draw a name at random to choose the winner.

10 comments:

sbonetsue said...

What a generous and lovely giveaway! When we sit at our keyboards I think we all forget what a large community we belong to. It is exciting to realize there are many of us from all over the world. Congrats on 1000 views!

Denise Felton said...

Oh, Annie, I'm so sorry to hear that there's been more worry about your grandpa. You know I will continue to surround him--and you and all who love him--with prayers and healing vibrations.

I'm not entering the drawing since I know if I drop by your house any day of the week, you'll send me home with wonderful goodies from your stash. Just want to add my two cents: I am so glad you started this blog--so I can snoop on your art adventures but also so others get a chance to know you and your work. I am thrilled to know that 1,000 new folks now know about doing it Annie style!

idyll hands said...

My thoughts are with you and your grandfather.

Just so you know, yours is one of the blogs I check on most for updates! I enjoy reading it. I also love the giveaway items! Cool idea.

Julie Anne of Diamondmeenuh Creations said...

Well, this post is for your Grandpa, first and foremost. Please keep us updated on him, ok? He's on my prayer list and will remain there.

Ok, shouldn't and am not entering this giveaway, but that paisley matches the top I just made....will wait till after my move then raid your shop for appropriately matching paisley pin :-)

Meanwhile, someone else gets to win this time. I just want you to know your Grandpa is in my prayers.

ThisOldHenHouse said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your grandfather!

100 unique views... well that should tell ya something dear, you write a fantastic blog, with wonderful vivid entries, about not only the amazing crafting you do, but also about life, and thats certainly something I can relate to!!

Congrats to you! Heres to 1000 more! :-D

Janna said...

I hope your grandpa is doing much better. I'll keep him and your family in my prayers.

Gorgeous goodies! Congrats on 1000 views! What a milestone!

ihchicky said...

First of all, congrats on your 1000th view. Second of all, I hope your Grandpa is doing better and continues to improve. Lastly, I'd love to be included in your giveaway. Very nice items. Thank you for the chance.

joanie said...

Those are so sweet Anne, sorry to hear about your Grandfather.

Stacie Hoo said...

Hi Anne,
Congratulations of the continued success of your blog! I love to read your entries so I can keep in touch with what's going on in your life even when we don't see each other for a while. I'm really sorry to hear your Granddad is not doing well again. I'll keep you all in my prayers!
Hugs,
Stacie

Stacie Hoo said...

Hi Anne,
Congratulations of the continued success of your blog! I love to read your entries so I can keep in touch with what's going on in your life even when we don't see each other for a while. I'm really sorry to hear your Granddad is not doing well again. I'll keep you all in my prayers!
Hugs,
Stacie