Monday, November 15, 2010

My FIRST Blogoversary and Give Away!

Thanks for being my Friend!

One Year Blogoversary 

Today is the day!  I find it hard to believe that just one year ago I started my adventure in blogland.  I was scared to death.  And like many of you I wasn't sure what I would post about and if anyone would bother to read anything little old me wrote.   

Now... here I am one year later with over 200 posts...over a hundred forty followers and over 42,000 hits.   WOW!  

I've learned so much...about camera...taking photos...downloading photos...Flickr...Ravelry... and best of all about YOU my fellow bloggers.  The list goes on and I'm still learning something new everyday.  

I've found wonderful friends that I treasure.  You have inspired me...made me laugh..made me cry...and most of all impressed me with your kindness and generosity. 

 Thank you for making blogging so much fun! 


In appreciation of you my followers I'm having my first give away.  I want to keep this simple.  There are NO rules to my give away except one.

Just post a comment here in this post and you are entered.  

You don't have to be a don't have to post about my little give-away on your blog.  You don't have to grab my button.   All you have to do is leave a comment that you would like to participate in my give away.  It's open to anyone...anywhere.  

Enter from today until 11:59 PM EST November 21.   

I'll announce the winner on Tuesday, November 23.  Please leave me your email address if you don't have a blog so I can contact you to get your address.

I'll use one of those number generators to pick a winner (assuming I can figure them out) - if not I'll fall back on picking those numbered little slips of paper out of a hat.

Here's a sneak peek of my little give combines my love of RED and Christmas.

A Bag (or Sack) Just For You!

A Pretty Christmas Tree Garland!

A Good Book To Read!

My Little Give Away For The Lucky Winner!

Don't forget to leave a comment here to enter!  

What a wonderful year of blogging thanks to all of you!

God Bless Each and Everyone of You!

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  1. I'm first! Pick me! Ha-ha-ha.

    I'd love to be entered in your giveaway. You've got some nice stuff there I'd be happy to win. Thanks!

  2. Ooooo! I love this even more because I don't crochet!!!

  3. Just catching up on my reading after being crazy busy for several days. Congrats on 1 year, Sandy! YOU are an inspiration, especially to a newbie blogger like me. What a jackpot of lovely handmade goodness.

  4. Dear Sandy, congratulations on being one year old.;) I recall my own one year blogoversary and how exciting it was and how fast that year flew by.;)
    I love your blog and I am so happy we found each other.;) All the best,
    much love

  5. Dear Sandy
    CONGRATULATIONS on your first year of blogging!!Haven't you done well - 200 posts WOW, thats some blogging you've done!

    You make crochet look so easy, yet it isn't (to me a novice) I think I've got ten left thumbs at times!!!

    Please count me in your giveaway - it looks soo beautiful for Christmas, and I know you're an "over the top" Christmas person!!
    Well done

  6. Congratulations Sandi,
    I'm with you. I love everything about blogging - the new friendships, working on the computer, taking photos, communicating, .... the list goes on and on but it is the PEOPLE that I love the most.

  7. Please enter my name in your first giveaway and Congratulations on your Blogoversay! Well done and fun!

  8. Congrats on your blogaversary!

    Thank you for offering such a great giveaway - I'd love to be entered. :)

  9. Thank you for being my friend!

    I have made the crochet bag and a couple kleenex box covers plus have the yarn to make the granny squares on black afghan with simply soft karon yarn.....don't know too many crocheters in real life but it's fun to see what you are up to. Back to lurking...

  10. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!! Isn't blogging great? One not only learns, but "meets" great people! I've learned so much, have become acquainted with so many wonderful people, and feel part of the technology world that seems to be taking over the world.
    I've been visiting your blog for only a few weeks now, but boy do I love it!! first and foremost because you love Christmas as much as I do! The season is approaching, and I'm heating engines to decor my home, start the activities of the season, and translate the spirit through my blog! Can't wait. I know that special giveaway would be a great addition!!
    So anyways, congratulations on your year of blogging, and here's to many more!!
    have a great day!

  11. Hi Sandy,
    Congrats on your 1 year anniversary. It has been fun to follow your adventures the last year. Would love to have something you have made, please enter me. Have a wonderful week!

  12. Wow, thanks Sandy! Such beautiful Xmas crochet items! Please count me in!

  13. Hip-Hip-Hurray... Way to go on the ONE YEAR. You know I want to be signed up for something special from TeaCup Lane.

    Blog On for the next year,
    you know who

  14. How pretty! I'd read the book then send it to my grand daughters to read.

  15. What a lovely post you have written, Sandy, I'm a little moist around the eyes.
    But when I saw all that lovely red & green & white - yahoo It's Christmas!!!!
    Please may I enter

  16. Looks like a fab giveaway! Love to be a part of it! Penny

  17. Congrats on one year! I've been hanging around blogland for about 2 years and have really enjoyed meeting new friends.

    Your giveaway is so fun! I would loooove to win it.

  18. Happy anniversary!!! Love to be added to your give-away. Enjoying looking at your blog everyday!

  19. Your so talented. Count me in.

  20. Happy blogoversary!!! Can I be added too?

  21. I would love to be included ! Sorry not to have been around much lately, my little bot has been horribly ill. Seems to be on the up now !
    love Louise x

  22. Congratulations on your one year of blogging! I keep starting my blog but yet to do it. So I know how amazing one year can be!

    What a fun and colorful giveaway :)
    Count me in too, how could anyone turn down winning such wonderful goodies!

  23. Congratulations Sandy. Please enter me. I'm glad I found your blog a few weeks ago.

  24. Congratulations on your 1 Anniversary! Please count me in too! You have such a lovely place here!

  25. My gosh~how did I almost miss this fabulous giveaway. I've added your button to my side bar~been meaning to do that. Congrats on the 1 year! Your blog is great, and your creating and crafting is amazing. :)
    Thanks for lettin' me enter.
    nikimcn (at)hotmail dot com

  26. Congrats on your first year in blog land.
    I just found your blog today, I'll be having a good look around this evening.
    And I hope you had a great birthday yesterday.
    I remember it well when I'm 64, doesn't time fly.

    Best Wishes


  27. congrats on your first year in blog land.
    I love your blog I just found it today, I will be taking alot around this evening.
    Happy birthday for yesterday by the way.
    I remember it well when I'm 64, doesn't time fly.

    Best Wishes


  28. Hi Sandy,
    Wow, time does fly..Your blog has done well. You are such a warm and sweet gal and its always a joy to read your posts..
    I love the colors you are using in your red, white and blue afagan, I just finished a red and while one. Your Christmas Tree banner is adorable....I love it!..
    Please drop my name into the hat..
    Have a sweet day and hugs, Elizabeth

  29. Congratulations on your first year! Here's looking forward to many more!

  30. I am certainly not the luckiest kid on the block, but I would love having your giveaway. Enter me please and pray my number comes up.

  31. Congratulations & please enter me in your Fab give-away !

  32. I'm leaving a comment Sandy. I would LOVE to win this. Nan

  33. Oh I would love to enter! Thanks for holding Giveaway! Congrats to your first year, it's wonderful!

  34. Congratulations!
    This looks like a fabulous giveaway.

  35. I must be your long lost twin-

    ( glad I found you )Please enter me !!!!!!
    deep in the East Texas pines !!!!

  36. Wow! What a nice giveaway. I would love to be entered and congratulations on your 1st year.

  37. Count me in! Even though I am quite new here i feel I will be a regular visitor :-)

    Love your crochet, now feel inspired.

    Louise x

  38. Just a lovely giveaway...
    Congrats on your first year in the blogging world...
    Love all your amazing crochet goodness...
    Regards my dear...

  39. Whew, I made it just in time...I would love to entered (and hoping I win!). What a lovely give-away you are having.

  40. Your giveaway looks awesome, please enter my name.

  41. Thanks everyone for participating in my first blog giveaway. I'm closing the comments now so a winner can be picked. Your kindness has overwhelmed thank you all from the bottom of my heart.