What a crazy, wonderful week it's been! New followers, old friends, and such an outpouring of support for this blogger's first blogiversary! Thank you all so much for your kind words and sentiments. I know that in my last blog I said you had to post to be entered. However, you need to know that I have dear friends and supporters who, for whatever reason, find themselves unable to post and therefore send me email on a weekly basis to comment on my postings. Then there are the friends who faithfully comment on Facebook, or mention my blog when they meet me out and about.
How can I possibly exclude those dear people? I know you bloggers would agree with me that they need to be included! So include I did, and wound up with a list which combined all of the above. Names were added to the list in the order received.
- Trisha G
- Nancy R
- Linda S
- Roberta S
- Lynn L
- Sandy B
- Judy H
- Judy H - FB
- Nancy W.
- Mary K
- Karen F
- Lorraine - FB
- Soccer Mom
- Incipient Wings
- Karey-Ann - FB
- Sandra K
- Ashley T
Daughter Melissa hit the RNG button
So, without anymore blathering....our winner is the sweet KASIA. Congratulations, Kasia...email me as soon as you can with your snail mail addy. I've posted the RNG at the end of the blog since it's format is creating crazy things when I type.
This giveaway was so exciting for me and I'm so thankful for ALL of you. I wish I could send each of you a gift, but instead I will have more giveaways...hmmmm, this one generated more followers, and I think "100" is a great benchmark number, so maybe that would be a good time to have another! Spread the word and let's get to 100!!
In the meantime, I've got some swaps to share with you...
Tee is having a lot of great swaps on her blog. The first is a Tag A Month and here's the sweet January tag I received from Denise
And here's the one I sent to Denise...
Tee's next swap was Vintage ATC and I received this charming one, and all those goodies, from Elysia
Tee offered a Stick Pin Swap with holder and, sadly enough, I was so excited to send my pins and holder off to Elisabet, that I forgot to take pictures of it!! But, here's what dear Elisabet sent to me...
|3 lovely stickpins with a tag holder...|
|and goodies to boot!|
Wendy holds a monthly swap and January's theme was World of Jane Austen. I received a darling Jane Austen ATC from dear Laura, and look at those darling altered pins she gifted me...
Here's what I sent to Laura...
I'm sending off some swaps this week (and I've taken pix of them!!) but I can't reveal yet as they have to get to their new owners.
However.....if you're still with me, let me share with you the FANTASTIC swap our Tucson Swap Queens shared this past Tuesday night.
Queen Debbie hosted for us at her beautiful home
|isn't she the cutest grandma Queen you ever saw?|
|see the cards on the table? Explanation to follow!|
But the best part of the evening was really our swap. The challenge was to decorate a 6"x9" white envelope and stuff with lots and lots of good stuff. Everyone was assigned a number and you had to represent your number in some way, on the outside of the envie.
After dinner, Debbie took those cards from the table (each had a number) and we got to choose the appropriate envelope....
|fabric covered back|
|of course I had to put the littles in envies too|
|which held these....|
which was the creation by the lovely Laura, who was sick...poor baby....and couldn't attend
|bursting at the seams!|
|had to show you first this gorgeous fabric!!|
|vintage post cards|
|dates ranging from 1909 - 1951....and still just needing a 1 cent stamp!|
Thanks again for the most wonderful year. I will officially begin my "new year" on January 28th and I know it will be fahbulous!!
Be good and keep the blogfires burning!