Monday, November 25, 2013

The Surprise Revealed!

I'm not one to gush.  But lately it's been on my mind that I would like to say thank you to all of you very kind readers of this blog.  I do enjoy knitting, sewing and gardening, and it's been an immense pleasure to be able to share what I've created with people who really appreciate these things.  I'm honoured to have such gifted and talented people as my friends.  Your comments have always been kind and helpful, and just having someone say "have a great day" brightens my day. 
I've now been writing in this blog for over a year.  I told my husband recently that I had over 80 followers, and he was stunned!  I know it's not a lot in comparison to what most of you have, but for me to have 80 people who would care to stop by here and find my little ramblings worth a repeat visit ... I find that incredible.  To be able to have little conversations with all of you too has been such fun.  I love it!! 
And now I want to celebrate all of this.  "Perfect" opportunities have slipped away.  My one year blogging anniversary ... poof! gone by.  My birthday ... poof!  My 25th wedding anniversary ... poof!  Reaching a nice even number (80) ... poof!  So I decided that now that the Christmas season is very quickly approaching, and in the spirit of giving and giving thanks, this seems the best opportunity to celebrate.  And what better way to celebrate than an actual tangible handmade-by-me gift to a lucky follower.  I wanted to make something easy to mail anywhere, and decided to make a Christmas table runner.  It's a generous size, measuring 14" x 43". 
Now before you realize it, I'm going to tell you (it's not quite finished ... shhhh ...).  I know, I know ... awful of me to offer an unfinished gift ... but trust me, it will be finished this week ... it just needs the backing and a bit of quilting.  Time was just against me this entire weekend, but I really wanted to get this posted on my blog to give all of you a chance to enter the draw, and still leave enough time to ship it out. 
 This give-away is open worldwide. 
If you would like a chance to win this table runner, all you need to do is this:
1.  Be a follower of my blog, because it's you the steady followers, readers & commenters that I want to thank.
2.  Leave a comment in this post that you'd like your name entered in the draw.
3.  I'll leave this draw open until midnight Thursday, November 28, 2013.
4.  On the morning of Friday, November 29, I'll toss all the names in a hat, and choose the lucky winner and notify you if you won.  Please make sure there's some way I can contact you.

Thank you all again for being a part of this blogging adventure.  Best of luck to each of you!



  1. Count me in, Wendy. What a pretty table runner.
    -have a great week, today is just so cold :( . - Gaia

  2. How generous of you! It's utterly gorgeous, and would look wonderful on my table among all the other hand crafted things!

  3. Oh me me...pick me! I sound like a little kid don't I. This is such a wonderful gift to give Wendy and anyone of us will be so lucky to receive it. Please put my name in the pot. I'll be keeping my fingers crossed!
    ") Shari

  4. Well I'm sorry that I missed the opportunity to share all those lovely milestones with you Wendy, but now I can wish you belated Congratulations on all of them!!

    Your runner is very pretty, I love the triangle christmas trees, so simple, but so effective (not simple to quilt I realise!). I'm already a follower and you know how to contact me (!) so, yes please, I would love to have the opportunity to love your runner! xx

  5. I would love to be entered. Thank you for the chance to win. I'm really glad we've connected. :)

  6. Ahh Wendy this is so awesome!!!!! That runner is gorgeous!!!! And I am thankful for you!!! Your talents and your kindness inspire me! I have so enjoyed being a follower here and can't wait for many more adventures! A very happy anniversary to you!!! Please enter my name in this giveaway!!! All the best today!! Nicole

  7. Hello Wendy, thank you so much for the opportunity to win your amazing patchwork runner.
    Congratulations on your manymilestones. It's a pleasure to visit your blog.

  8. Wow, you're so's gorgeous! I would love to be in the draw. And thanks for being so generous!

  9. Wendy that is beautiful! you are so kind to offer it as a gift, I have been wanting a Christmas table runner for years but never seem to have the time to make one just for me and I wont buy one because I know I should make one. So please put my name in the hat too. :)

  10. Wendy your table runner is beautiful and thank you for the giveaway chance
    Congrats on everything-I cherish all my blog friends too-they are all very special to me. living so rural and being older now-I love it even more. I enjoy reading your blog allot-hugs Kathy

  11. Congrats on all those great milestones and thank YOU for being a lovely part of this crafty bloggy land too. Here's to many more happy bloggiversaries, anniversaries, birthdays, followers and creative makes!
    Love your table runner - I've always meant to make one but still haven't got to that bit on my list, so please do pop my name in your hat & I'll cross all my fingers & toes, and hold my thumbs ;-)
    Have a happy week,

  12. Thanks for the opportunity to win the lovely table runner, I'd love to enter. I am already a follower of your blog that I very much enjoy. Congratulations on all the milestones XX

  13. First of all, well done on all those special days, times and numbers Wendy, and I wish you many more reasons for celebrations as time goes by! This is a beautiful and generous gift to offer and I would so love to be the very fortunate receiver: thanks so much for the opportunity to go in that hat and my fingers will be crossed that I get back out of there - at the right time, haha! Warm hugs, Joy xo

  14. Okay, so I'm gonna ditto Joy's first sentence, cuz she articulated it so well. So many wonderful reasons to celebrate! And your table runner is PERFECT! What a treasure it will be for the winner. Please enter my name. I'll be keeping my fingers crossed...

  15. Well done for reaching a year of blogging!
    I have a Christmas decoration blog swap partner for you! It is Lisa Wallace of I have contacted Lisa also. Now all you have to do is contact each other and make and send your decoration. Thanks for taking part and happy swapping!
    Marianne xx

  16. Its sooo pretty nice job! Fingers crossed would love to win
    Thank you

  17. Hello Wendy. I am so sorry to be late to the giveaway! I am having serious time issues as well. But I wouldn't have missed this for the world! This table runner is so beautiful! The winner is going to be such a lucky girl! I love your blog, Wendy!

  18. Isn't it cool to see all the new followers? I just got one from Lithuania! Please enter me too.


  19. Wendy, it's beautiful! What a sweet idea and gift! Hmmm, I haven't done anything like this for some time... hmmmm! Thanks for the chance to win something so special made by your own hands!
    Hugs my sweet blogging sister,
    P.S. Of course I am already a follower (giggle)
    P.S.S. thank you for the birthday wishes :D

  20. Just gorgeous, I'd love to win!

  21. Oh my gosh WEEEEEENNNDDYYYY!!! Imagine I almost missed the deadline... oh jeese! I am so glad I popped by now, I was going to wait until I had the fire on and the kids in bed this evening, but wow... so close! I would love to win and it would go pride of place on my Christmas table... I would just LOVE IT!! As you know I follow already... Hazel xxx

  22. How beautiful! You are so talented and this really is something we all would love to have. I like to sew but have never learned to quilt. I'm a new follower! Thanks for a chance to win! Sweet hugs, Diane

  23. Ooh yes please Wendy, that is beautiful! Hope I'm not too late ...

    Love Claire xxx


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