Sunday, January 31, 2016

4th Blogoversary Giveaway!

Oh my goodness, life is just whizzing by! I finally feel like I'm catching my breath a little. Some days are still really difficult, but the baby is sleeping 3 or 4 hours in one stretch at night, so I'm not crying into my pillow by dawn. I'm sure my husband is relieved about that!

I want to get back in the groove of things a little, and this is a tradition that I love: in a couple of days, on the 3rd of February, it's going to be my fourth year blogoversary! In years past, I'd open the giveaway at least a month in advance, but it was very much the last thing on my mind a month ago. So I'll just leave it open until a month from now! How does that sound? That should give everyone plenty of time to join in.

Okay, so what's on offer?


1. A sweet little snowflake humbug!


I stitched this up on 14-count beige Aida, which I like to use for biscornu-type finishes because it's so stiff and holds the shape nicely. I used DMC 518, a beautiful blue, and finished it off with a teal velvet ribbon.

2. A baggie full of antique wooden spools,

3. GAST floss,

4.  Charles Craft 14-count antique white Aida fabric,

5. A Cross-Eyed Cricket chart called "The Princess and the Pea,"

6. A little Janlynn kit called "Baby Footprints" (I've been gifted more birth announcement charts than I know what to do with!)

7. A beautiful pearl and silver bracelet from Yemen.

There you have it! I'll leave the giveaway open for the next month, so until the 29th of February. The rules are simple:
1. Be a follower of this blog,
2. Have an active blog yourself,
3. Leave a comment on this post.

Good luck!

29 comments:

cucki said...

Hello dear :)
It's such a sweet giveaway please count me in please.
Thank you
Keep well and take care
Love to the baby x

Kerryp77 said...

What a lovely giveaway. The humbug is wonderful. So many delightful things in your prize. Happy 4th blogversary.

Ariadne said...

A great giveaway again!Many happy blogaversaries! Please don't cry, new mums are bound to have difficulties at the beginning. Things will definitely get better! Did you receive my parcel?AriadnefromGreece!

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Linda said...

What a great giveaway Sarah. I would love to be entered.

Linda

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

Congratulations on your forthcoming blogaversary! And well done on getting some sleep too. Those early weeks are hard!

Please don't put my name in the draw though, my birth sampler days are done LOL

Justine said...

Congratulations on your 4th blogaversary! I was the lucky winner of your third blogaversary giveaway so please don't include me this time.
I used the wooden bobbins you so kindly sent me to store all my ribbons on, they look gorgeous in my little ribbon box.
The sleep thing doesn't last and hopefully it won't be too long before you start getting longer and longer stretches of sleep. Before you know it he'll be a teenager and you can't get him out of bed!

Kaisievic said...

Happy 4th Blogaversary, Sarah, such a lovely giveaway. Please count me in! Glad to hear that you are getting a little more sleep- don't worry, one day he will turn into a teenager and you will never be able to get him out of bed in the morning! lol! Give your sweet baby a hug for me, xxx

Heather said...

Yay congratulations on the blogaversary! It's good he's sleeping in so much already it won't be long until he's sleeping through the night. It'll still be a few years before you can sleep in though lol. Nap while he naps :)

Vickie said...

Congratulations dear Sarah. Your little man is sleeping well thus far.

Felicia Khamylle said...

Happy Blogaversary! Thank you for the opportunity at such a wonderful giveaway!

nirra said...

Congratulations on your 4th blogaversary! Very cute snowflakes!
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Fairy Stitcher said...

such a sweet giveaway, thanks,
please count me in :)

Adatina said...

Congratulations on your blog anniversary!
The giveaway seems wonderful and i would like to join!

Wendy said...

Congratulations on 4 years blogging!

Mii Stitch said...

Happy blog anniversary!!!
Please do not include me in your giveaway.
Just thought to mention the little humbug finish looks superb!

Emily C said...

Happy 4th Blogiversary! I love the snowflake humbug, it is too cute!

Sonia Parham said...

Happy Blogiversary! You're giveaway looks awesome. I know the winner will be happy. :)

Brigitte said...

Happy blogoversary today, Sarah.
Great to read that your little boy already has such long stretches of sleep during the nights. And those difficult days will soon be gone.
Please, don't include me in your give-away.

Наталья Раковец said...

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Carm said...

I don't have a blog. But I did have 9 babies so I know well being up at night. Enjoy your little one as they grow up way to fast! Good luck everyone.

KimM said...

CONGRATS on your blogiversary - mine is in February, too....and I'm having a giveaway each week to celebrate. Hope you'll pop over and join the fun. I'd love to be included in your celebration.
Hugs
xxx

Rose Santuci-Sofranko said...

Very cool giveaway! I am following you on GFC too, BTW. Thanks and God bless! ILuvTheEucharist (at) aol.com

Christina said...

Oh you are so good...I never acknowledge my blogoversary! I really should. I think it will be 7 years, this year.
I love the Princess and the Pea chart, so would love to be included in the giveaway - thank you. I would stitch it for my eldest daughter's bedroom. She loves the story! The 3 GAST threads look delicious together! 😉

KraSS said...

What a wonderful date! Wishing you lots of ideas and inspiration!
And thanks for this giveaway!

НаТуся said...

Congratulations on 4 years blogging!
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cerato said...

Congratulations on your 4th blogaversary! I would love to enter in your giveaway.
Hugs

Rose Santuci-Sofranko said...

Happy Blogaversary! We should be giving YOU presents tho. I am following you on Blogloving as Rose Santuci-Sofranko . Thanks and God bless! ILuvTheEucharist (at) aol.com

pen2needle said...

Congratulations on your blogoversary! So sweet of you to host this giveaway :) Here's wishing you many many more years of blogging fun! :)