In another week my blog will be a year old and my blogging career will be about that old as well. And it seems that it is customary to have a giveaway to celebrate blogging anniversaries.
I don’t have lots of impressive statistics to show. I have 54 wonderful followers - please know I appreciate every one of you and everyone who drops by to read my blog or says hi. I’ve written less than 100 posts.
I have entered many giveaways since I started blogging, and I have to say I have won my share of them. It is great fun winning a nice prize and receiving it in the mail. I have said to myself again and again that I have to have a giveaway. And now that my blog anniversary is coming up it seems like an appropriate time. Except there are two problems….
First of all Canada Post is on strike. No mail in or out. It is a bummer. I have fabric and swap parcels waiting to get to me and lots of swap items waiting to go out. But the strike will be over one day, so I’ll just have to mail when that time comes.
The other problem is my inability to pick something to give away. I’m really good at doing lots of things, but I’ve never been good at buying presents or throwing parties. For some reason, these tasks bring out every insecurity I’ve ever had in life. So I have waffled around about what I could possibly give away that others would like. It doesn’t help that I am cheap and fabric is so expensive here – otherwise I could just go buy the latest that my LQS has in, which still wouldn’t be one of the coveted modern lines, but would be nice. But I can’t bring myself to pay $4.50 for a fat quarter to sew with, or to give away. And what about all that fabric I buy on line? Well I honestly don’t buy that much and what I do I covet. I get more fabric through collecting scraps than anything else. I don’t think many other people would love the little scraps that I cherish.
But I will figure out something to give away and I will have a giveaway next week. Probably July 1st, because it’s Canada Day and I can celebrate Canada.
In the meantime here are the most recent giveaway items I’ve won. I should have posted most of these a couple of months ago.
This book from Kay Mackenzie. The next swap partner I have whose choice is “any block” is going to get one of these.
This book is from Liz. She is such a sweetheart – the postage from Australia was so dear that she bought a new copy from Amazon and had it shipped directly to me. Such fabulous work to drool over.
This fat quarter bundle from Pam. This is a great addition to my stash which has virtually no pastels. Aren’t these pretty colours?
And this book which I won during Pat Sloan's blog tour of the book. Now if I could ever get my hands on any of these novelty fabrics….
These are all such lovely things to win. I’ve read the books, perused the pattern, fondled the fabric. I’m such a slow sewer that I haven’t started any new projects from any of them yet. A great big thank you to those who sent these gifts my way!