Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Two Year Blogoversary Giveaway, Edited with Picture!

Today is the day, Happy Blogoversary to Belfonte Notes!



I have not yet taken a picture to share of what will be in the Giveaway, but I assure you, it will be wonderful things! When I do, I promise to edit this post with a picture, so you can have a visual, which I know helps!

Here is a picture taken today on my office floor...sorry, it isn't a great picture, but at least you will have somewhat of a visual to see for yourself and also to display on your blog, for others to see. It includes 3 charts from Carriage House Samplings, 3 charts from Plum Street Samplers, 1/4 yard and 2-1/8 yard cuts of linen (the two in the picture of the 1/8ths are 40 ct and the 1/4 yard is 30 ct). If you win and you would prefer different counts, just say the word, and I will switch them out to counts more of your liking. Also in the picture you can see some skeins of 3 different companies: Gentle Art Sampler Threads, Weeks Dye Works and Crescent Colours. Several skeins of each too. Oh and do you see that small box in the center? It is full of sweet little stitching treasures and things to embellish your smalls with, ribbon, buttons and more buttons, rickrack and other sweet surprises! Good Luck!


All you need to do to be entered into the 2nd Blogoversary of Belfonte Notes, is:

#1, be a follower of this blog. 


#2, comment in this thread, by no later then midnight daylight savings time on February 2, 2011. In your comment, share how long you have been online and what was your first experience that you remember, within a stitching community or yahoo group, or other avenue. Also be sure and have your email available to me, either here in the comments section or in your profile. 

#3, if you have a blog, please mention this giveaway, if you do not, please don't worry about it, you will still be eligible to enter.

Also would like to take the time to mention, I am in the midst of planning a special weekend stitching retreat to be in Terre Haute, Indiana the end of June. If you are interested in receiving email news and specifics of this special retreat event, please do email me at treeoflife50@frontier.com. If you have any questions, feel free to let me know what they are.


Thanks for all of your visits to Belfonte over the last two years! I very much appreciate your comments and look forward to many more happy years of posting!


Love, Jan










95 comments:

Ranae said...

Happy 2nd Blogoversary! and many many more
I have been on line for about 12 years. My first experience was online needleshops then the fabulous blogs I ran into.

Parsley said...

Happy blogaversary! Congratulations!

I'm a follower and I'd love to be entered. THANKS!

I've been online for over a year now. I didn't start out as a stitcher but had bloggers encourage me to try. Now I'm a blogger and also a stitcher ;-)

Margaret said...

Happy blogiversary to you, Jan! I've enjoyed your blog since the first I discovered it! I don't think I would ever have gone online if it weren't for the fact that I have a computer nerd for a husband. lol! Been online maybe 6 years? Dunno, I've lost track. lol! I started out with boards like Legacy and trolling ONS websites. I'm glad I've gone into blogging -- it's a great community!

Teresa S. said...

Happy 2nd blogoversary! I am already a happy follower. I have only been online in the stitching community 2-3 years. I was a blog reader and lurker for over a year before I finally broke down and started my own blog. What inspirational postings there are in the blog world! Your giveaway is on my sidebar.

JulieF1962 said...

Happy Anniversary! I don't have a blog *yet* but I love to read everyone elses. Your designs are wonderful, and I have a couple of them in my line up of stash to complete. Love the pictures of the babies!

jaforslev@aol.com

Kathy said...

Happy second blogaversary!!
Hmmm, I thought I was already a follower. Oh well, I am now. :) So please enter me in your giveaway. (I just Love giveaways! LOL)

I too have been blogging a little over two years now. But I got involved in online yahoo stitching groups in 2003. Before that I had no idea of the many different stitching designs, fabrics, and floss there were! After that, as they say, the rest is history. :)



Kathy
katkiley @ aol .com

Robin said...

Happy 2 year anniversary with your blog and congratulations!

I have been part of an online community (through EZ Board now known as YUKU) since Dec. 2001 when I was given a "homework" assignment. I have truly enjoyed these stitching communities (they are like members of my extended family) as well as the wonderful stitching blogs out there!

I am a follower of blog! Thanks for the opportunity of winning your giveaway!

Nicole said...

Happy Blogiversary Jan!!

I've been online since 1996 (wow, can't believe it's been 15 years). I used to go on the RCTN board and then some EZboards (now YUKU) and from there blogs.

Nicole

dixiesamplardesigns said...

Happy Blogaversary Jan! It's been two years already?? Wow, time flies when you're having fun!!

I have been online since last June 2009, but I was blog reading long before that...my first blog read was Tanya's "The Sampler Girl"! Through her, I found more and more blogging goodness.

Please include me in your sweet giveaway, and I will be sure to post on my blog.

Congrats on your two-year mark...

Happy Stitchin'
Terri

Shari said...

happy blogoversary! Let's see....I have been a part of one particular yahoo group for about 8 years I think.....
I soon after joined the Hoosier Stitchers group!!!!

Tracey said...

Happy blogaversary! My earliest memory of an online stitching community is a yahoo group Tanya of Sampler Girl had years ago- The Snowman Stitching Guild. I think that's what started it all for me as far as online stitching communities! Thanks for the chance at the giveaway- will go post on my blog now!

woolwoman said...

Hi Jan - I have been a follower of your blog for a long time - I set up my blog in 2005 so that is longer than I thought it was. I think the first on line thing I participated in was Ellen Chesters's With my Needle and Pen newsletter group to which I still belong. Legacy was the first online community of stitchers I participated in and rarely go there now. I am also a member of several yahoo groups but don't participate as much - just mostly spend my free PC time blog reading.
Thanks for the giveaway - congrats on your blogaversary! Mel
mbryan10@comcast.net

Michele said...

Happy blogaversary! I have had my blog http://thestripedrose.blogspot.com/ since 2007. I casually read The Sampler Girl's blog and finally knew I wanted my own when Tanya released her Harry Potter freebie. My blog has had a few identity crises over the years (gardening/homeschool) but now is cross stitch obsession!

Kathy said...

Happy blogaversary! I've been on line for at least 15 years now. I started with the stitching boards on aol., then about 12 years ago found the internet groups.I'm still in an email loop with some of the friends I met on aol. I sarted my blog about a year and a half ago.I'll mention your give-away on my blog.

Vanessa said...

Happy blogaversary, here's to many more. I have been a needleworker for over 20 years, and when I first discovered online needlework shops I thought I was in heaven....until I discovered the blogs! I so enjoy reading all of them, and maybe one day I will figure out how to have my own...I am not too techno savy. I would love to be entered in the big giveaway.

FIONA said...

Hi Jan and thanks for offering a lovely giveaway to celebrate your 2nd year of blogging! I have just celebrated my 2nd year also and am having a giveaway too! Please include me in yours! I have been stitching for ever I think but was inspired to blog to keep a journal of my projects and my group of ladies who I stitch with. I have enjoyed being a part of the Stitch A Long blog creating the Gardeners Journal Quilt, and have joined the 2011 Ornament blog in an effort to have 12 completed Christmas Decorations by December this year - let's see how we go with that one!! Great to "meet" you! Fiona x

Littlebit said...

Happy 2nd, Jan! Oh my..how far things have come from my Prodigy days where I first started talking stitching online. Imagine...you used to have to stick to the subject! LoL!
A mystery drawing? :) I hope you get a bazillion followers and comments! Me

lynda said...

Happy wishes for your two years of blogging! I have been a follower for quite some time and always enjoy visiting your blog. Gosh...now I have to try and remember how long I have been on-line...at least since 2000 in stitching groups, maybe longer (I only know that because I am still working on a UFO from one of those first groups!) Anyway, I'm off to post this on my blog! Thanks for the giveaway!

Sharlotte said...

Congratulations Jan!!! First off, I really enjoyed being welcomed by "All of Creation" from Mercy Me when I clicked on your post today! I recognized it right away!

Of course I would love to be entered in your giveaway! I , of course, have been a follower for some time now, follower ID is genealogrl. I will go and post about it on my blog now!!!

Jackie said...

Happy Blogiversary!

I'd love to be entered into your generous giveaway. I've been a follower for some time.

Susan said...

Congratulations, Jan! I've been on-line for at least 10 years and one of my first experiences was with the bulletin board Cross Stitch Corner. We had a dial-up connection and it took foreeever for the board to load. Not to mention that we only had one computer at the time and I had to arrange my on-line time around my kids' need to use it for homework. It seems that some of us who are commenting "met" on Legacy which I still visit once in awhile.

Jackie said...

I've been online since about 1990. AOL.

In terms of blogging and hobbies, my first memorable experience as I tried to figure out how to blog was forming friendships with fellow bloggers. I was stunned as I didn't expect it.

Lizzy said...

Happy 2nd Blogoversary my dearest Jan... and thank you for another lovely giveaway, Sugar!

I think I've been online since about 1996 or 1997 ~ I was in several writing groups and book clubs and then when I started stitching again in 2002 I joined several Yahoo stitching groups ~ started one of my own for a wee while and then I discoverd all the wonderful stitching blogs about five years ago and I started blogging about four years ago and have so loved getting to know all the sweet and lovely kindred stitchers around the world and sharing our love of needleworke! :)

Thank you for the wonderful opportunity to participate in another one of your lovely giveways, Hun!

Blessings and love in stitches...
Lizzy
xox

Deborah said...

Happy 2nd blogoversary! I have been reading blogs for a few years but started my own blog last year. I love it. I have enjoyed the freindships that have been made through blogging. I have been a follower for some time. Thanks for having a giveaway.

Pat Matejcek said...

Happy Bloganniversary. I would love to enter your giveaway, thanks for the chance.

Maggee said...

Happy Anniversary Jan! Where does the time go?? I joined a Yahoo Group for stitchers of BAP's as my first 'group' experience about 5 years ago. I had to get a multiply account to be a part of this group, so I have that old blog still on my sidebar with early stitching pictures. I have only been stitching 'this' time for almost 5 years. I have enough stash to make that 20 years! Prior to that, I seem to remember visiting RCTN... and of course, Legacy. I remember when your first granddaughter was born, and now there are TWO! Wow! Of course, I should talk--I now have FOUR granddaughters! :) I would love to enter your Giveaway. Been a follower for a while now. Thanks.

Ellen said...

Happy Blogoversary! Love to enter your giveaway, thank you. I have been blogging for over 2 years. I start out with joining yahoo stitching groups and then progress to blogging. The stitching community is wonderful!

Hugs,

Faye said...

Congrats Jan!! I am about 4 months behind you and I will be celebrating my 2nd year of blogging! I was a "viewer" for quite some time and decided to take the plunge May 2009.. I know you must feel like me when I say we are surrounded by such wonderful friends each and every time we sign on the computer...

Again, congratulations and here's to many more wonderful years of your inspiring work!!! Take care,
Faye

Patty C. said...

Hi Jan
I haven't reached my first year of blogging yet But I have enjoyed it immensely. I was looking for patterns to stitch online & happened across some wonderfully creative blogs & couldn't resist joining

Congrats on your Blogoversary !!!

Diana said...

Congratulations on your 2nd blogoversary! I enjoy reading your blog and seeing pictures of your designs. I have been reading blogs and other stitching related articles online about 4-5 years, but I don't have a blog. Hope to continue to read your blog online for many more years! diana.h@comcast.net

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

Please include me in your drawing.
Thank you.
I am a follower.

CalamityJr said...

Happy Blogoversary! I'm afraid my answer is rather boring. I barely knew blogs existed until my daughter started hers about 2 years ago. Somehow, quite by accident, I discovered just within the last year that there is a whole world of lovely stitchers online, and now I follow more than I can count and also have a bookmarked list of even more stitchy bloggers that I try to visit every weekend! You all inspire me to stitch even more than I had been, and the talent shown in your starts and finishes often blow me away. Maybe I'll jump in and get my feet wet with my own blog one of these days, but for now I am content to be thankful for all of you.

Nina said...

Happy Blogoversary :)
I'm your follower, and if you will have a picture I will share on my sidebar too.
Please count me in. Thank you!
Have a great week&weekend!
Nina

Edige said...

It's very exciting! I've been blogging for 3 and half years and I got many inspirations and found many friends in the net. I'm your follower for a while and of course I put your logo oon my sidebar.
Thank you for the chance,
Edit from Hungary

Lynn said...

Congrats on your bloggaaversary!!
I've been online now for 4 years.
I got involved in blogging when I stumbled across an online stitching group in my neck of the woods. We met for a SAL and the ladies in the group helped set me up with my blog. Since then I've met a lot of wonderful ladies and learned a lot about stitching.
Please enter me into your giveaway. I'm a regular follower of your blog.

Jennifer said...

Happy #2! I can't remember exactly when I started my blog, Confessions of a Serial Starter, but I should be close to the two year mark as well. Of course, I was already involved on some of the message boards for some time before I began my blogging adventure. I have to say it has been lots of fun.

I can't wait to see what you do next!

Leisha said...

Hi,
I have been a stitcher for many years but have had dial up internet connection until better became available to me recently so I haven't been in blogland very long but I have my own blog now
www.keeperofthefarmhouse@blogspont.com and I am a follower of yours! Please enter me in your giveaway!
Leisha

Sherry said...

Happy 2nd Blogiversary, Jan! I have loved your blog since I first found it and am so glad I can call you a friend.

I have been online since around 1997 but just got back into the stitching communites about 5 years ago. Of everything I have tried, I enjoy blogs above all else. I have met alot of wonderful people through them.
Sherry

Carol said...

Hi Jan! Congratulations on your 2nd blogoversary! Our blogs are practically twins because I began mine just one day before yours--January 24th, 2009! I never knew blogs existed--it was my sons who told me that starting a blog would be a good way to keep track of my finishes. Little did I know it would open up a whole new world to me--wonderful stitchers and friends, amazingly inspirational photos, and lots of tempting new designs.

I would love to enter your giveaway and I'm having one of my own if you are interested :)

Natasha said...

Happy blogaversary!

I am a follower. My earliest memory of an online stitching community would have to go back to 2005. I was just getting serious about stitching and went online to ask jeeves(thats pretty dated)LOL and typed in Cross Stitch. The 123 message Board came up so I went there and asked the board members MANY questions all were very onformative and patient. Little did I know how mush I would enjoy this hobby.

I just looked at my blog archive and I have been blogging since October 2007 WOW!! I had no idea it had been that long LOL

Thank you I look forward to see who is the lucky winner :)

Catherine said...

2 Years - congrats! I'd love to be entered! I have been reading and commenting on blogs for a while now, and just started my own last fall and I love it!

KathyEllen said...

Congratulations on your 2nd Blogoversary!
I first discovered the joy of stitching blogs last spring, and began my own blog "A Stitchers Heirlooms.blogspot.com". I love reading the blogs of other stitchers and love it when they read mine too!
I would love to be the happy winner of your giveaway, if I am so fortunate to be chosen!

Simple Pleasure said...

Congratulations on your milestone!! I discovered stitching blogs a few months back...I feel like I'm visiting with friends, when I log on...I haven't taken the plunge to my own site yet!!!
Busy Hands...Happy Heart
Patricia

Anonymous said...

Hi I came across your blog and see that you are in Indiana! and I am now a follower of yout blog.
Have a great day,
Dorothy

P.s. Love the Chris Tomlin music. :)

Suzanne said...

Happy Blogavesary! I have been online now for almost 4 years. I found needlework blogs by accident during my bored times when my daughter was first born. It opened a whole new world or stitching to me and introduced me to linen and lots of stash buying!

Natalia said...

Happy Blogoversary, Jan !!! I have enjoyed following your blog....
Gosh, my first true experience with internet socializing was my blog and I haven't even been blogging for a year. The most excited moment was when I got my first follower !!! I love to see comments and, of course, new followers.

Nan said...

Happy Blogoversary! I always enjoy seeing your designs.
I started online shopping for patterns and morphed into a full fledged blog junkie. I don't have any friends around me that stitch so I was delighted to know that there is a whole world of like minded people out there. I've met so many wonderful friends and am delighted to finally have people to share my hobby with.

Candace said...

Happy Second Blogoversary, Jan! Always enjoy reading your blog. I've been online since about 2000 and have made some wonderful friends. Finding a stitching group brought me the greatest joy.

Pointed Stitcher said...

Happy Blogaversary!! Please come visit my blog and I'll be back to visit yours.

mbroider said...

Happy Blogoversary! I have been online with this hobby since 2008 March. When i was expecting my son - i put in lots of effort on a kit that was a gift from my brother - Bucilla's Grapevine Wreath. 2008 March was when my son was born, and late nights i would go to my computer. I got introduced to eBay, purchased my first cross stitch kit (Dimensions, Frederick the Literate), found out in LJ about stitching communities, became a member, joined my first SAL there. Then the network just widened. Now i am in many yahoo groups, i have my own blog since 2009 March. I find stitching therapeutic. I stitch in the night when my house is quiet. I.love.it!

Thanks for this giveaway. Good luck to all!

Carolyn said...

Oh WOW, Miss Jan, what a most wonderful giveaway! You've picked out some of my favorite designers! And fibers and fabrics! Woohoooo! I would love to be entered. :)

Congratulations on your blogoversary! Isn't it wonderful the new friends that we meet in blogland? I treasure all of mine.

Thank you for the wonderful giveaway chance!

vEr0n!c@ said...

Congratulations on your 2 year Blogoversary! I remember when I found my first stitching forum... I ended up joining in lots of Round Robins. It sure was fun. Soon after, I started my own blog. I've become a Follower of yours and added a link to your giveaway on the sidebar of mine.

blackcat said...

Congratulations!
I've been on line for about 10 years but I've only discovered all those wonderful stitchers' blogs recently! I love stitching and admiring all beautiful stuff around here!
Please count me in for the give away and enjoy your anniversary!
Love, Moni

Karoline said...

Happy Blogiversary Jan

I've been online since 1995, but didn't discover the stitching community till 2000 when I joined the Cross Stitch Corner board. I hang out in lots of different places now, but still keep up with people that I met back then :)

Lois said...

Congrats on your 2 year anniversary Jan! I've been online since the mid-1990's. When I did get online I started looking around and realised that there were great things like message boards with like-minded stitchers and , well, a whole new world opened up!

Cole said...

Happy Blogoversary!!! I've been online for about 3.5 years (blogging for 2.5 and lurking for awhile longer!). The online stitching community opened up a whole new world for me... At home I'm the only stitcher I know besides my mom and most people just don't understand!!

Suzie said...

Happy Blogiversary!

I have been part of the stitching community since 2003. And I love every minute of it! I wish I had more time to dedicate to it.

I am new to the blogging world, and I enjoy reading and seeing others work.

Congrats on 2 years!

Suzie
craftysuzie@gmail.com

Judith said...

Huge congratulations and loads of hugs joining you in celebrating this milestone in your life.

Anonymous said...

Hi Jan,
Congratulations on your 2 year blogoversary! I am a new follower of your blog and my first experience in an online stitching group was when we returned stateside from being in Iceland - I joined the Snowman Stitching Guild in 2001, it has since disbanded.
Thanks,
Dorothy
dmorton001@indy.rr.com

TinaTx said...

Congrats on your 2 year blogoversary!
Mercy, but I have no idea how long I've been online - started on the cross stitch boards on AOL way back when we only had one computer in the house - and a dial-up connection! By the time my soon-to-be 27 year old hit high school we had 3 and he had networked them, so it has been awhile. I don't even remember at what point I discovered blogs but oh my - I can't keep up with them anymore!

Susan said...

Congrats on the anniversary! I am in my second year of blogging but had only 4 entries last year. I'm trying to do better this year.

Yes please enter my name in your list as I am a follower. I have been following blogs for about a year longer than actually blogging.

I will try to send people to your blog from mine if I can figure out how. Thanks!

Happy Stitching!

Daffycat said...

Happy blogoversary, Jan!

I've been online for more years than I can count but several years ago I found the EMS message board and discovered there were stitchers to talk to. Then I discovered a whole new world of stitcher-bloggers. I can't imagine how I ever did without the online community!

Enter me in the giveaway, please!

Mary Beth said...

Happy 2nd Blogaversary, my friend!

My first contact in the on-line stitching world was you! Joining your on-line group has been the joy of my life and give me so many wonderful friends! Thank you!!

Kathy A. said...

Happy, Happy Blogaversary Jan. It has been wonderful reading about you, watching as you design and seeing your beautiful stitches. It has been a pleasure and I look forward to many more years.
Please enter me in your giveaway
- drewsgrands@hotmail.com

Kim said...

Jan!!! Happy happy blogaversary!! And what a great giveaway!!! I would be honored to win! I would also love to have info on the Terra Haute gathering! :o)

Mouse said...

Hi Jan would love to be entered for the give away :) I am a follower of your blog and Have only had mine for a year and love the way you can get to know new folks and the enabling that they do ..lol ... good luck to everybody :)
love mouse xxxx
www.talesofastitchingmouse.blogspot.com

xeyedmary said...

Happy Blogoversary! I would love to be entered in your giveaway. I will post a link to your blog post from mine. Thank you!

xeyedmary said...

OOPs! I forgot to answer your question! I've been online since the early 90's. I found RCTN way back then, and when posters started mentioning blogs, I started hunting around and found some- I bet I have hundreds of bookmarked blogs now!I started blogging in 2007- Carol at Garden of Stitches urged me to start, and the rest in history. thanks again!

Linda said...

Congrats on your two year anniversary. Please include me in your giveaway.

Deb said...

Congratulations on two years Jan. I'd love to be entered in your giveaway!

I owe you an email real soon. Have seen your wonderful comments of late and have been meaning to email. I'll do that soon!!

Mary said...

Where has your blog been all this time - SO glad to have found it! I learned of your ridiculously generous giveaway from another blog (Thread Gatherer?). But, your blog is so gorgeous anyway - look at those two beautiful children!

My first online experience with the stitching community came shortly after my first stitching retreat. I was at a Stitcher's Hideaway retreat in Minnetonka Minnesota - Jeanette Douglas teaching - what a treat! During that retreat someone mentioned the message board from 123 Stitch. The rest is history - I spend WAY too much time online now - but it's all fun!

I don't have a blog of my own - my email is:

m_kaeding@hotmail.com

Thank you for the giveaway

April Mechelle said...

Thanks for having a great giveaway !! I am a follower !! My first internrt stitching experience was through the AOL cross stitch boards !! I joined a couple of Round Robin groups and I loved Every minute of meeting new friends !! Please enter me in the giveawat !!! thanks

Katrina said...

Happy Blogoversary!!!! What a sweet giveaway :-).

Laura said...

Congratulations Jan!!! I am so lucky that you stopped by my blog so that I could discover your blog. It is gorgeous and so inspiring!!!! I have never seen such a beautiful giveaway.....I would love to be entered and will be visiting you every time you have an update. I will have fun going through your old entries!!!! I see you are in Indiana.....what part? I used to live in NW Indiana.....my Grandma is from New Carlisle near South Bend. I love Indiana!

love
laura duet
Maude and Mozart
duetabode@comcast.net

Laura said...

oh, I forgot to answer the question...I have been online for about 5 years......My best stitching community story is meeting up with Karin from A Stitching Expat Life when she moved from New Jersey to Illinois. We talked online and then met when she was here house hunting. I picked her up at her hotel and we went to the best LNS around, Inspired Needle in Lemont, IL. We have been fast friends ever since!

Grenae said...

Happy 2nd Blogiversary! You must be quite proud of this milestone. I have been online for a number of years (over 5) and have taken part in Yahoo stitching groups off and on during that time. I do not have my own blog, but sometimes my daughter (the striped rose dot blogspot dot com) invites me to guest post on hers. Happy stitching and blogging!

Alf N Stitches said...

How wonderful on your blogiversary! Please include me in your drawing! Thank you so much!

Zlata said...

Happy 2nd Blogoversary!
I wish prosperity to blog, a lot of new readers and beautiful new works!
I am your follower for a long time.)))
and link is on the right side
http://zlatashome.blogspot.com/

sheravery said...

Hi Jan,
I have been online for about 7 years. I started with looking for places to purchase reproduction sampler charts/kits. I must confess that I discovered 'blogs' quite by accident. I do not have one of my own, but thoroughly enjoy cruising around, reading others'. Thank you for the opportunity to win your give-away.

-Sherry-

Siobhan said...

Great giveaway, Jan! Congratulations on blogaversary #2! :) I'm a follower, btw!

Kellie said...

Happy Blogaversary Jan! I've been enjoying your blog since its beginnings. I plugged your address into Google Reader, but I don't think I ever was an "official follower" by signing up through your blog. I did that today. :) I always enjoy seeing your projects. I love Her Sampler. Thanks for your comment on my blog. You are so close to finishing. Me... I'm still plugging along but it will be awhile. :)

I hope you do not get the anticipated ice, and if you do, I hope you do not lose power. I love snow any day, but ice is a whole different ball game. Beautiful, but destructive.

Have a happy week!

Sharon said...

Happy Blogaversary Jan! Thanks too for offering such a wonderful giveaway.

I first started my blog in 2006 and I really wish I could remember the first stitching blog I came across. Now I can't imagine life without seeing someone's stitching work. It has also opened up many friendships that you wouldn't have had.

her87monte said...

Happy Blogoversary! thanx for such a generous giveaway.... please add my name to the drawing....

I am a follower and have enjoyed looking thru your blog....

take care, Claire

KimV said...

Jan~ firstly... Happy Blogoversary to you... etc...
I would love to be entered... I LOVE THAT SHEEP!!! (and I don't have it) :)... but my do you have a lot of entries!
secondly... I've been on the web with stitching friends for 2 years and it's so cool because I look through your comments and there are so many that I either know or recognize! Don't we have such a lovely community of stitchers???
I have posted on my blog...
http://wooleystitcher.blogspot.com/
Thanks for the lovely comments and the great giveaway!

Crossed Yarns said...

Happy bloggoversary, Jan. May you continue to enjoy your stitching and sharing with those of us with the additiction. I'd love to go in the draw for your very generous giveaway.
My email: pasomani at hotmail dot com
Thanks,
Pokua

Virpi said...

I just found your giveaway and I do hope I fit in =). I have been blogging since October 2002. I think my first contact to cross-stitch communities were through yahoo groups. I left all groups at one point when I was too busy with my babies.

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Edgar said...

What a super Give-away!! I am a Follower, and will post on my Blog. I have been online with my Blog about 4 years, but online using a computer for about 13 years. Reading Blogs and lurking for about a year before I started up the Blog were my first experiences with the stitching community.

edgar

Anne S. said...

Happy 2nd Blogoversary! I love your blog - You do beautiful work. I have been online for an eternity it seems although I don't have a blog yet. I am member of several stitching groups. I love following peoples blogs and seeing their work and progress. I would love to have my name added for a chance to win your very generous giveaway.
Thanks, Anne

Joy said...

Congratulations! I've only had a blog for a little over a year. I'm not even sure how to post this on my blog...I can't seem to get the whole "link" thing. So much to learn. I do know I'm a follower:)

What a wonderful give away. Thanks for entering my name!

pj said...

Congrats on your 2 year anniversary for blogging! You do a great job and it is fun to read. I am a follower and do not have a blog of my own. Others keep encouraging me but I don't feel I have time right now. I have been online reading and browsing for about 8 years. Love to stitch and thanks for offereing such a great giveaway. pjstitcher at mchsi dot com pj

email said...

Love your blog and many wishes for continued success. I use the internet often to view stitching blogs and stores. I started cross stitching when I was 4 months pregnant and put on complete bedrest. Cross stitching helped keep me from going crazy. I have a happy, healthy 11 yrs old son and a wonderful hobby as a result.
Fingers crossed you pull my name!

Raven/Missy said...

Happy 2nd Blogoversary! I would love to be included in your giveaway. I have enjoyed your blog for quite some time now even though I don't comment much I do read :)

Tracey said...

Happy 2nd Bloggiversary Jan! I am a brand spanking new follower... just discovered your blog tonight, so I'm just in under the wire to enter your generous draw!

Tracey said...

I can't even remember how long I've been online, but since the very beginning I discovered the 123 Stitch message board which I still peruse today. Our cross stitch group that consists of 4 ladies has been in existence since 1993 and we just celebrated our 1st Bloggiversary. What fun!

Mary said...

I started my blog in May 2007 after being a reader for a long while. What I remember is seeing everyone's gorgeous stitching and all of the things I wanted to do, too. I just didn't realize that there were so many stitchers out in blogland that were sharing their work.

Thanks for letting me enter!