Friday, September 16, 2011

100 Followers/1st Year Blogoversary Giveaway!!!


Okay, I've finally figured out what I'm going to do for my 100th follower/blogoversary giveaway.  I'm actually at 112 followers, so a big thank you to those who have joined my blog!!! I've been trying to go through all of your photos and add myself to your blogs, but sometimes your blog isn't linked.  Check out my post about how to do this here: blogging help.

Before I go headlong into the giveaway, here's a pic of my not so "small" pillow.  It may look small but it isn't, and it's not really big enough to be an actual pillow.
My husband thinks the length is a bit strange but what does he know!! I kind of like it: all oblong like and odd! I'm glad I made use of some of Denise's lace trims that I won awhile back.  Thanks again Denise!

Okay....drunk roll (typo and I'm keeping it....not drunk at all by the way!)....

Oof, sorry about the photos.  They looked so much better on my cell than up here! Alas, what can I do?
Anywho, I chose 3 fabrics:  27 ct. natural linen, 28 ct. beige linen, unknown count evenweave from my mother's old stash.  Both my sister, me and now you will have a piece of this really soft evenweave, perfect for smalls! Assorted DMC threads that I seem to have doubles/triples of and won't use in the near future.  Some left over Carrie's Threads from Tanglewood that is somewhat substantial compared to the remaining threads that I have leftover.  The colours are: Mud Pie, Double Fudge Brownie, and Blue Dreams. Some pretty lace, cord and pins for finishing. Plus the TBA pincushion and tea!!

Giveaway!!! Rules, yes there are. I'm a teacher so I like me some rules!

1. Be a follower

2. Comment on this post

3. Tell me your favourite colour or colour combo, i.e. blue/green, purple/red, etc.

4. What kind of tea you like to drink, i.e., black, green, herbal, etc.

That's it! No need to post anywhere, just enjoy my blog and spread the love!!

The reason I need your fav colour and tea is because I will be contacting the winner and showing him/her three or four designs to choose from to make a pin cushion that will be in this style: pincushion.  Just scroll down a bit and you will see what I mean.  It will be faster for me to stitch and sew something simple yet elegant.  My friend loves hers and uses it to stick her pins in when she's sewing.  I also want to add a super yummy tea to the mix from my favourite Canadian tea store, David's Tea.  Take a look through the website when you can and let me know which one you would love to try.

Okay there you have it, my giveaway.  I will have this open for two weeks, so you can join until September 30th at midnight.  I will do the draw on Saturday morning.  I will have my hubby draw for me.  Last time it was my darling Lucy who pulled out Joyce's name by her wee wet paw. I guess my man will have to do.

Good luck to all and I will be happily stitching tonight and a wee bit tomorrow before I go off dancing with my gf's!!



Parsley said...

Congrats on all your readers. I enjoy following here.

I'd love an entry. Fav color combo would be green with pink.

Tea? Oh love love tea! Black teas are my favorite. What about you??

rosey175 said...

Yay, congrats on the blogoversary and followers! I really like how you finish your items. I aspire to your greatness!

1. Check!
2. Check!
3. Any combination of the cooler spectrum of colors (blues-greens-violets), maybe with a tad more emphasis on blue.
4. Tea? Is there any other way to have it besides iced and with more sugar than tea!? I'm not a fan of anything remotely bitter (hence all the sweetener), so I have no idea what other teas taste like. I'll leave it to your good judgement!

OctoberLace said...

Congrats on your followers! I recognize the crow and pumpkin design, which I think I just downloaded myself. Very cute to make it into a pillow! As for your contest, I drink loose tea all the time, generally from Mighty Leaf. I love their new Pear Caramel, so if I were to choose from David's, I'd love to try their caramel spice. As for colors, I'm very flexible, but deep reds (not orangey)and blue/green/teal combos are some of my favorites. Thanks for the chance to enter your giveaway, and I'm sure I'll have another in the future.

PegC said...

Like the pillow--odd is good!
1. Color--greens in all shades
2. tea--cinnamon
3. I am a follower

Carol said...

What an adorable pillow, Anne--you finished it beautifully! (And I love the books behind it, too.)

I'd love to enter your giveaway--am definitely a follower; this is my comment; my favorite color combo is blues and browns; not a tea (or coffee) drinker, but peppermint sounds like it might taste good :)

Thanks for the chance, Anne!

Blu said...

Congrats on 100+ followers!

Please count me in for your giveaway~
As to the rules: I am a follower. This here is a comment. Lately I appreciate dark red/pale green. And I can't stand tea; I drink coffee (and hot chocolate in winter) and I take those unflavoured.

Rahenna said...

I'd love to be entered in your lovely giveaway. I'm a follower and here's my comment! :)

My favorite colors are green and blue, and my favorite kind of tea is black, especially chai. :)


Lisa V said...

I love your pillow finish and the size is fab.
Would love to be included in your prize draw.
I am a follower.
My fave colour combo at the moment is blue's/grey's/brown's/cream's.
I'm not much of a tea drinker but if I do have it I normally have the basic tea or English tea.
Happy stitching.

Mouse said...

ooo well done on your followers :) and count me in the drawing pleaseeeeee ... love your pillow its turned out really lovey ...
favourite colours are sea green/blues and anything else ;0
tea well I like normal tea , earl grey tea , herbal tea but not peppermint or green tea (like the fruity ones :)
defo a follower and mmm was there something else nope that's it :)
thanks for the chance to enter :) love mouse xxxx

EveningEmma said...

Congratulations! I would love to enter your giveaway.

Let's see, my favourite colour is purple and I like it combined with aqua or turquoise. I don't really know what my favourite tea is, I love the really perfume-y teas though, like Earl Grey and Chai.

Kaisievic said...

P.S. Any news on the Growly Gray cat? He sounds wonderful.
hugs, Kaye

Kaisievic said...

Hi Anne,
Not really writing backwards (by starting with a P.S.) I did write a first comment about entering your wonderful giveaway but for some reason blogger didn't save it! Go figure!

Anyway, please count me in your giveaway - I am already a follower and I notice that now you are well on your way to your 200 mark. My favourite colours are pink/green and purple and I love black tea with Vanilla.

Love your blog and your stitching.

hUgs Kaye xoxox

Kaisievic said...

P.P.S. Can't wait for the Queen to arrive!

cucki said...

congratulations on the fllowers dear..
i am so happy for you..
please count me in for this lovely give away..
my fav color is brown and all the shades of brown..
and i love black tea.
i love your pillow so sweet..
keep well and have a lovely saturday xx

Hannah - City Stitcher said...

I would love to enter (in fact if I don't win I'm off to buy myself some tea anyway)

I'm already a follower (and here I am commenting)
my favourite colour combo is brown and bluey green colours.

I love tea! My favourite teas are floral, I love anything with rose in.

thanks for such a great give away, Hannah x

Sally said...

Congratulations on over 100 followers Anne:)

Your pillow is lovely. I love the fabric and trim you used.

I would love to be entered into your lovely giveaway please. I am a follower:)

I love purples, red and pinks:)

I only drink tea so guess I am a tea lover! I love Twinings Lady Grey. It has a nice citrusy taste to it and it's supposed to be calming too:)

Cath said...

I'd love to enter please . I am a follower .
Love autumn colours , red/oranges etc and I drink the bog standard Tetley tea , lol.

Cindy said...

Hi, i just found your blog and smiled when i saw your crow pillow :D...i am working on that same one right now, hehehe....i love the colors in your giveaway photo.....i am so into fall right now....but i think my favorite color is pink/green and i love black tea.....i have just started a blog also and am looking forward to getting to know you :D...have a great day.

Lynn said...

Congrats on your bloggaversary and all of your followers!
I would love to be included in your giveaway. I'm a regular follower and my favourite colours are blues/greens. OMG I would love some David's tea. We don't have any of their stores near us and I love their tea. I'd really like to try the Pumpkin Chai.
Thanks so much Anne for being so generous.

Maggee said...

Hello! New follower here! Congrats on reaching the benchmark of 100 + followers! Isn't blogland fun!?! Glad to visit you and join in the giveaway fun! My favorite color combos is pink and purple! And tea--my mom's fave, which was earl grey! I have stitched the crow piece you made into a pillow, but made a wall hanging/plaque of it, with my husband's help! I am going to update MY blog and include a picture of it this weekend! I enjoyed stitching that piece, it is so pretty! Hugs!

Margaret said...

Love your little pillow finish -- so pretty! Congrats on the 112 followers and the blogiversary! I love red, but my favorite color combo is probably blue and green. As for tea, I love herbal tea. Can't drink anything with caffeine in it, so herbal teas are what I stick to. Thank you for the giveaway!

Tiki said...

I really like your pillow, it came out very well. Congratulations on your 100+ followers and your upcoming blogversary.

Joke said...

Your oblong finished cushion is just great, I love it! And I like you to count me in on the giveaway.
Favorite colours? Purple/red on black. Tea? Different tasts, green tea, herbal tea, peppermint tea etc. but certainly no black tea for me.

valerie said...

Happy blogiversary! And congrats on your followers too! I would love a chance at your giveaway. That pillow is very cute and you did a great job finishing it.

My favorite color is purple but my favorite color combo is light blue and brown. I drink all for morning, green for the afternoon and herbal like chamomile/sleepytime for nighttime.

Happy weekend!

Barb said...

Love the pumpkin "pillow" it is gorgeous.
I am off to be a follower but I will be at the back of the queue.
So may I join in the others with congratulations and comment on the colour combination at this time of year its autumnal shades of orange/red /black.Soon to be red/white green!
Tea well I love Earl Grey Lady Grey and Fennel. As well as the usual english teas.
Good luck to all who have entered and it is nice to have met you- I wonder are you travelling the road that leads to where?on your header.

Bec said...

Happy 100 and Happy Blogoversary! :)

Love the pillow finish! Doesn't look odd to me!

What a lovely giveaway. Please put my name in the hat :)

Favourite colour combo- Does two different shades of purple count? lol. Purple/green.
I like my tea simple - white, 2 sugars and a biscuit to go with it. But I am open to trying any kind of tea! :)

Hope you have a great weekend.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Congrats on the over 100 followers! Giveaways are such fun, except when you don't have time to post the winners which I am feeling guilty about! I will do it tomorrow, promise.
Anyway, I am a follower, I do love purple with most co-ordinatings colours - green, aqua, yellow, white.
I have only drunk tea twice - with my Great-Nana who didn't do coffee and at my teenage hangout because tea was 15p a cup and coffee was 20p!! However my Mum and my brother love it and even have an entire cupboard devoted to tea. There are only about 6 cupboards and one is just tea - all types.
For myself I would choose some red berry fruit teas so I can use them to hand-dye fabric!!

Tara said...

Thank you for this opportunity. I have been an RSS subscriber, but now I am a follower of your site.

My favorite colour combination is purple and blue (my favorite colour & my husband's).

My favorite tea is lapsang souchong.

Teresa said...

Hi Anne, So Happy to see you have 117 followers now. Love your give away. Your pillow is very nice no matter how big it is.
You already know I am a follower, love shades of blue, that pumpkin chai tea sounds very interesting.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Pumpkin said...

I'm a new Follower and reader so I hope I can enter :o) One if my favorite color combos is pink and green. My favorite tea? Mostly anything but the fruity teas. Sounds like fun!

I LOVE your pillow finish and especially the size and shape of it! What a great fall decoration :o)

Veronica said...

Hi Anne,

That's a really cute pillow you've made. The lace and trims along with the fabric you've chosen goes really well with the design.

I like any colour combination with blue. Red/blue, green/blue, yellow/blue, you name it :)

Whoa, I never knew there are so many types of tea. LOL! I'm Chinese and I grew up drinking chinese tea. However, I like green tea, herbal tea, fruity tea, etc. as well. As long as it's tea, I like it ^.^

Rachel said...

Hi Anne,

Thanks for stopping by my blog this morning :) I am glad you liked my little Mittens, lol. He's a cutie!!

I would love a chance for your giveaway!

I am a follower now, and I am posting too! ;)

My favorite color combo is purple and green. My favorite tea is Iced Tea, lol. Any flavor as long as it's cold. :) Or course I do LOVE a cup of hot tea, usually I make either Blackberry or the Orange Pekoe/Black tea blend. :D

Edgar said...

What a super Give Away - I do follow - colour combo - greys/blues/greens and tea would have to be the Anstasia Blend from KUSMI Teas.

Joysze said...

Love that pillow Anne. What does hubby know??? Pffft!! It's the perfect display pillow. The sort that makes you think of bed, but since you can't go to bed cos you've got too much things to do at the moment, it's a promise that when everything is done... a well deserved rest is upcoming. ;)

I'm going to pass on this giveaway, dearie. Since I won the last one.... I'd like for someone else to have your gorgeous stitching in their eager little hands. :D

threadbear said...

Thanks for a fab giveaway :-)

1 Done!
2 Done!
3 Purples all the way!
4 ooo Read My Lips looks good! Those little red lips are soooo cute!

Wagapapa said...

Thank you for this great giveaway! Please count me in.

I'm a new follower and I'm sure I will enjoy your blog a lot!

My favourite colour is pink. I've been on David's Tea online store and I have discovered a tea I would like to try, it's banana chocolate rooibos.

A big hug from Bilbao,


Rhona said...

What a wonderful giveaway! Congrats on the anniversary and the number of followers.
I've been a follower for a while, I think your blog was one of the first I found when I started blogging! As for fav colours...that's a hard one, i love all colours! If I win, maybe I could let you pick!!! As for tea...well,I'm sure I'm the original 'Tea Jenny'...always have a cuppa in my hand.
Thanks for the chance to win!

alliecat said...

Congrats on your anniversary and all your followers!!
I would love to be entered into this giveaway please, the pillow is fab! :D
My favourite colour is most definately pink!! Also, duck egg blue, thats a lovely colour too!
I drink a lot of english breakfast tea, like PG Tips! But like a green tea now and again too :)
Allie xo

Topcho said...

Oh, please count me in! I'm a follower, that's the easy rule, but choosing a fav combo is a lil bit harder! I like almost all colours, but let's say light pink with brown or light grey.
Tea question is easier! All kinds of black tea. I like green too, but still love black a little bit better :D

wendy111 said...

Love your pillow , I like the long dimensions of it.

Thanks for the lovely giveaway. I am a follower.

I love reds and purples and the teas sound great. I love white teas or minty herbal teas.


Lauren - Ambitious Stitches said...

Congratulations on getting so many followers! =)

1. Be a follower - Done!

2. Comment on this post - Doing that now =)

3. Tell me your favourite colour or colour combo, i.e. blue/green, purple/red, etc. -- My fave color combo is teal and brown. I'm always drawn to anything with those colors!

4. What kind of tea you like to drink, i.e., black, green, herbal, etc. -- This is a toughie. Being from the South, the only tea we drink is sweet tea (which is fairly generic). I did try some Rooibus (sp?) at a coffee shop a while back and liked that well enough.

Ranae said...

Hi! I am the newest follower, #126 to be exact, lol
Please enter me in your fun give-away.
How did I ever miss your blog??!! I loved browsing it.
For colors I love the autumn colors browns and greens, kinda primitve colors, I guess
I love hot chocolate, not a big tea drinker
BTW, Love the Queens Sampler

Angela P said...

I'm so happy you visited my blog and left me a comment because I got to pop on over to you wonderful blog in return :)

Congrats on the blogoversary and the follower milestone! I have just become a follower :)

I LOVE the pillow finish, it looks a perfect size to me too.

Please enter me into your giveaway. I think I may possibly be the world's biggest tea drinker, LOL! I have had to cut back due to a pre-existing heart condition I have just discovered I have but I still LOVE my tea. I love black tea, green tea and herbal teas. My personal favorites are: Earl Grey, English Breakfast, Green Tea, Blackcurrant Tea, Honey Lemon get the idea ;) I would love to try the Super Chocolate Green Tea or The Earl's Garden in the Black Teas but honestly they all sound soooooo wonderful!

My favorite color combos are blues or the Autumn colors of browns, rusts, dark oranges.

Thanks for the chance!

Lesleyanne said...

Hi Anne. Thank you for your comments on my blog. I have become a follower. I love your pillow finish. The size seems right to me. I would love to enter your giveaway. My favourite colour is blue - any shade. I don't drink tea only coffee (black). Congrats on the 100+ followers.

Terri said...

I would love to be entered into your drawing! My favorite tea is Chamomile and my favorite color combination is pink and green.

love all your stitching!

Aurelia Eglantine said...

Hi! I'm a new Follower, and I'd love to be entered into your Giveaway. I've never worked with linen, but I'd love to try :)

It's hard for me to choose a favourite colour; I'm sure I'd like whatever you decide to stitch :) And I don't mean to be difficult, but I'm not a tea drinker; I am fond of flavoured hot cocoas though ;) My e-mail is in my profile.

Nancy said...

Congratulations on your over 100 followers. I just became another one of your followers.
I do love your pillow. It is the perfect size. Not too big like a bed pillow and not too square like a sofa pillow but just the perfect size for anything you want to use it for. It would look good nestled in amongst but still in front of some of the bigger sofa pillows.
Color combinations I love are purples/blues and call me strange but I love royal purple/gold/turquoise.
And for teas...I absolutely love all kinds of teas but any kind of chai seems to be my favorite.
I look forward to seeing more of your beautiful stitching!!

va said...

congrats to you !

new gfc follower

i like gold and pink , turquoise and orange etc.

I have tried David's Tea when I was in Canada and miss going to their shop and drinking teas ! Their prices are pretty reasonable too not like Starbucks . I believe in supporting independent more then corporate as much as I can ..

herbal teas like the glow and bear trap and i love the love tea , creamy earl grey , three wishes , and english breakfast !

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thank you !