Thursday, October 21, 2010

Giveaway Update...

Hello everyone! I realized that I had forgotten a few details for the Sewing Themed Giveaway I'm having this week so here we go...

  • The giveaway is open to ALL blog readers, near and far!
  • Please submit your comment by Sunday, October 24 by 5pm Pacific Standard Time 
  • I will draw a winner at random and the winner will be announced on Monday October 25
  • Remember to leave a comment about one of your family ancestors that you feel a kinship with, one that has bequeathed a special gift to you that you cherish

Sewing Themed Giveaway with items from three generations of seamstresses =-)

In the meantime, let me share a few memories of my very first giveaway...

Last year, I held my first giveaway during Blogtoberfest and I have learned a LOT since that first giveaway. I stated that it was open to anyone near or far and I thought it would be pretty cool to have to send the package to someplace as exotic as Bora Bora*! I still think it would be pretty cool...

I did  not have many pictures of the actual giveaway items and I realize now that having as many images as possible is a big help to readers. This year, I spent some time doing "photo shoots" of the giveaways I've got planned for next week and into November, so stay tuned for those!

Now, I have to take moment to thank a very special and patient blog reader, who is also a blog buddy, Mel of "I Speak Melsh". She was the very first giveaway winner and it took awhile for me to send off the giveaway goodies since I wanted to make up a special bag for them and then it took awhile to get enough funds to send it off**!! She was wonderfully patient about it all and I thank her for that. Thank you Mel - you're AWESOME!!

That's it for today's post! I'm looking forward to seeing more comments - it's so fascinating to see the history of families and the common thread in them, isn't it??!?! You should all be proud of your family legacies!

Have a great and creative Thursday!


* - someone from Bora Bora could be reading my blog, you never know ;)
** - there were quite a few goodies in the giveaway that added up in terms of weight!

5 comments:

humel said...

How could I be anything but patient when you were being so generous? I wore my mitts today and thought of you once again as I put them on :-) Sorry that I don't live in Bora Bora though! ;-)

Louise Gale said...

Hey sweetie, ooooooo a giveaway lovely! I have a mood ring my nan gave me many years ago and i love it still to this day (although its safe in a drawer somewhere) maybe i need to get it out and wear it. :-) Enjoy the upcoming weekend xx

chrissy said...

this is a great question and giveaway my dear...i am going to go to my son.s football practice and ponder on it....
xo

Xena said...

I still have a bracelet that was given to me by an Aunt almost 35yrs ago for my first birthday and it sits in the jewelry box given to me by my grandma nearly 15yrs ago.

danielle said...

I am going to have breakfast with my Memere this morning who is 82. I cherish every minute I have with her. She is my MUSE for life. Happy giveaway sweet friend! xo