Sep 12, 2011

275 Followers Giveaway!


As promised, here is a photo of the giveaway:


As you can see, it's a "Purple" themed giveaway. Unfortunately, I didn't take a very good photo since you can't really see the scissors! Here's what's included:

3 Purple Flower Pushpins
14ct Purple Hand-dyed Aida (Hand-dyed by me!) - I think it's 12x18, not sure tho
Purple Memo Pad
Purple Tape Measure
Cadbury Milk Chocolate in Purple Wrapper
3 skeins of Purple DMC
1 Pair of Purple Embroidery Scissors
Purple Scissor Fob (I stitched this a while back for the giveaway)
1 Spool of Purple Blending Filament
Package of Needles - Not purple, but who can't use needles?

To get an entry for the drawing, leave a comment on this post only telling me how long you've been reading my blog. Easy as that. I'll draw a name on Sunday, September 18th and announce the winner on my next Marvelous Monday update.

So stay tuned!

Until next time,

60 comments:

Nancy said...

Hi Meari, You know, I can't really say how long I have been reading your blog. It has to be several years now. I can't really say that I was a full fledged follower as I would always get the link from your ILCS posts and go to it from there. It is only this year after I started using Google Chrome that I became an actual follower. I would love to be included in your giveaway. Purple is my favorite color and in the picture that fabric is beautiful. And hand dyed by you. I would be honored to win something like that.

Rebecca said...

I haven't been reading long, but boy do I enjoy them! Probably only 3-4 months now. :) Hoping I might follow in your footsteps and start doing a blog myself this winter.

Carol R said...

Ooo Meari a purple giveaway! Congratulations on your 275 followers. I have no idea how long I have been reading your blog but I know its been a loooong time!

Rebecca said...

Not sure if my first go-round worked, but i've been reading your blog only a few months. I love it, though! :)

cowgirlfromhanna said...

You are busy as always Meari!I've been following you for several years now and always enjoy your marvelous Mondays, or Tuesdays, or Wednesdays...lol

Shari said...

I honestly do not know how long I have been reading your blog. Probably since you joined ILCS...that is where I first 'met' you, I believe!!!

Anonymous said...

Can't really say exactly how long I've been a fan of your blogs. Even when I got soooooo far behind in reading the posts from ILCS I read everyone of your blogs. Didn't want to miss anything. I will say that I have enjoyed them for at least a couple of years. I look forward to your Marvelous Monday reports. Thanks for sharing a little of your world with us.
Betty in AZ

Parsley said...

Congrats on the blog success. I've been reading for about a month. Don't really remember the time. I just remember you stopped by my blog and I dropped back over here and I followed. :-D

Please enter me. THANKS!

Sue said...

Hey Meari! Not sure about how long, but I do know I look forward to Monday for your updates! LOL..........and your teasing me about the LK piece.....

I love all your purple goodies! I would love to be entered in your contest.

Irene said...

Ooooo, purple!

I;m not sure how long I've been reading your blog. 1-2 years I guess, maybe more.

Thanks for offering such a lovely giveaway!

Irene in NZ

lynda said...

Wow, now you're making me try to remember...I've been reading your blog for a long time, following links from groups and such, but I just now became an official follower.I remember when you moved into this house, and I think I've been through a few boyfriends too!
I thought I already was a follower, but...just one more thing I forgot! I'd love a chance at your giveaway...thanks!

Kate said...

Well, I have been reading your blog about a year now and always find it amusing and interesting. I just have to enter the giveaway because I am a purple NUT!!! My blog is call Crazy Purple Mom and my kids mantra is NO MORE PURPLE MOM!!!! I think the Summer Geisha is coming along nicely.

Shelley said...

I had to think about it and then I was shocked to realize that I've been reading your blog for at least 4 years!

I would love to be entered in your drawing!

Blu said...

Talk about a tough question! I really have no clue. Long before Charlie, before you started going back to school. It has to be at least 2 years, since you were one of my inspirations to start blogging.
Please count me in for your fun giveaway~

Katie said...

Hey girl. I know it's been several years. But I'm not a counted follower probably. I have you link saved on my google reader. I check it everyday to see if anyone has updated. I love reading your blog! So I wonder how many not counted followers you have....You are just so cool haha.

Anonymous said...

Hi Meari
I have been reading your blog since last year not a follower as I do not know how that works.Just made a needlebook using your tutorial can not show yet as it is for an exchange. Would love to receive a giveaway but best thing is to keep writing your posts as I enjoy them.
Denise
dajudges@yahoo.co.uk

Lindsay said...

Cool a Purple giveaway, had to have a go didn't I :)

As for how long I've been reading your blog well I haven't got a clue but it's at least 12 months

Niina said...

Hi Meari! I would like to take part even that I don't remember how long I have been reading, lol!

natalyK said...

I would love to enter your giveaway! I'm not sure how long I have been reading your blog, several months at least and I love all of your musings.

Ruth said...

Love the purple giveaway and what a lovely prize that will make. I'm a relatively new follower having found your blog this year. I would love the chance to be entered into your giveaway.

Deborah said...

What a wonderful giveaway! You gotta love purple things. I have been reading your blog about a year, I think.

Shelleen said...

I love purple so please enter me and I believe I have been reading and a follower since you started blogging.

Claudette497 said...

Well, that was a nice trip down memory lane. I've been reading your blog for 17 months. I started reading in April, 2010 - you had gotten a new car. I feel like it's been a lot longer, but I think that's because of ILCS.

Chris said...

Hi Meari,
Your purple theme is beautiful. I think I have been reading your blog for about a year.

Have a great week.

Anonymous said...

Hi Meari,

Can't remember how long I have been reading your blog but do enjoy reading about all the things you do in your life.

Marl

crossstitchbibs said...

I am not sure how long I have been reading your blog - at least a year or maybe longer - time is flying by for me! I love your blog as it is always very interesting and I love all your pictures!!! You are a very talented woman and I enjoy seeing all you do from cross stitching to your DIY projects (they make me jealous -lol - cause I am not a handy person)s

Mary said...

I normally don't put in for people's giveaways but I couldn't resist all things purple. :)

I've been reading for your blog for a year or longer. I have no concept of time anymore. I want to say I started reading it before I became a children's librarian. Maybe 2 years but not actively putting comments. Omg... senior moments at my age...lol.

I enjoy all your posts. I also love how you spell your nickname since it's so close to my nickname...

Thanks for your posts. I look forward to them every week and worry when I don't see any from you.

Hugs!
Maire (Mary)

Julie R said...

Don't know exactly how long I have been following your blog. I remember the crazy neighbor and the lawn mowing battles, so maybe that give you a good idea? I may not always comment, and I may not read every monday, but I do backtrack when I miss a week or two. I enjoy reading all your updates, not just the stitchy ones.

ccflo said...

I have been reading your blog for at least 2 years. I love your Monday updates and look forward to them each week.

Cindy in MA
ccflo@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Hi meari.. i've been following your blog since I joined ILCS.. I loved reading your posts because I learn many things though I've been stitching more than ten years.. it's nice to learn from what other stitchers been learning too along the way.. keep it up and congratulations.. nina from the Philippines..

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

I love reading your blog.
It has been at least 3+ years of reading your blog.
Please include me in your giveaway.
Thank you.

Joy said...

Probably about a year. I think. My memory hasn't been so good after the second baby.

Veronica said...

Uh... I don't exactly know how long I've been reading your blog. I do know it's been quite a while since I added you to my Google Reader and I've been using my Google account for at least six years now...

By the way, love all that purple ^.^

Srinity said...

I've been reading your blog at least two years, maybe more. I have a crappy memory! :)
You have such a positive take on life.

Sparkles 'n' Stitching said...

What a great giveaway, congrats on reaching 275 followers. I am pretty new to your blog :o( It has only been a couple of months since i started reading your blog.

Maureen said...

oh i really don't know how long i've been reading your blog but reckon it is a good wee while now and congrats on reaching 275 followers the old fashioned way - just by writing a good blog!

Patty C. said...

Honestly I can't remember how long I have been reading - it's been quite awhile - I have been blogging since 2010 -

lovely purple Giveaway - I wear purple a lot - i work at a hospital & our uniforms are purple ;)

Mouse said...

ooooooo what a lovely purple give away .... reminds me of the joke about the purple kingdom ..lol and mmmm how long been reading your blog at least a year methinks .. but don't quote me on the that hahahah .... the chocolate is calling to me... mee . meeeeeee ..lol love mouse xxxx

trillium said...

I've been reading your blog off & on since I received an HOE Snowman Ornie from you a while back.

Please enter my name in the giveaway.

trilliumcreates AT gmail DOT com

Carol said...

Love your purple themed giveaway, Meari!! I haven't even been blogging three years yet, so I'm guessing I've been reading it about 2 - 2 1/2 years... Time sure flies, doesn't it... Always a pleasure to read your weekly updates :)

chrisstitches said...

Been reading your blog since you taught me....love purple....congrats on 275 followers.
chris b

Nic said...

No idea how long I've been reading your blog but I'm sure its not been long enough and I'm bound to have missed lots of lovely posts. I decided I had to enter this giveaway as purple is my most favorite colour x

Nancy M said...

Nice giveaway! Don't enter me though because I don't use much Aida. Just thought I'd comment though! :-)

Shebafudge said...

Hi Meari, I think yours was about the 3rd blog I discovered after I started blogging which was back in 2008. So probably about 3 years now.

I love the giveaway -whoever wins it will be very lucky!!

demeter83 said...

I'm in the UK, am I still allowed to enter?
I love purple, so it seems apt!

Marge Bobo-Smith said...

Meari -
It has been at least a couple of years that I have been following your blog. I do so enjoy reading it.

Debbie said...

Hi Meari,
I've been reading your blog for a couple of years now.
Love your theme giveaway...Purple, too cool!
Thanks for sharing the DYI info as well, much appreciated.

Vickie said...

I love reading your blog and giving you ate time about Japanese Gardens!

Elena said...

I have been reading your blog for a while, though can't really say for how long. I'm not really a follower just got the link from ilcs every week.

Kathy A. said...

Umm - forever - or it seems like forever. I'm not sure when I started but I know it's been a while and Meari's Monday morning updates have made my week for a long time. I have enjoyed your adventures over the years and look forward to many more.
drewsgrands@hotmail.com

Sarah said...

I hope I qualify for the give away, I have been a reader of your blog for some time but not long enough I am sure, but didnt realise I wasnt a follower!!! I have put that right now. What a lovely give away my favourite colours, hubby would love the chocolate too xxxxx

Jennifer J said...

I have only been reading you for a few weeks, but I LOVE PURPLE!! Every accessory in my plain white bedroom is purple! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Robin said...

Geez! Sometimes I don't remember what project I am working on so to be sure I can't remember how long I have been following your blog. It has to be at least two years. I've heard of pretty in pink, you've got in as pretty in purple with your give-a-way! Nice selection. Please include me for a chance to win these goodies.

Kimberly R. said...

Congratulations! I'm not sure exactly how long I have been reading your blog but it has been quite a while. Your purple giveaway is fabulous and I'd love a chance to enter!!
Thanks :)
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

Akila said...

Ooo, what lovely stuff to get. I do not remember exactly how long I have been following you. But I know, it's atleast for a year now. Please do include my name as well

glenda said...

Holy cow..you expect me to remember that??? 2 to 3 years? Maybe more?

Congratulations on all those followers!

Linda said...

I don't know....3 years? I could go back and look I guess. I love the weekly updates, love your writing style, and especially loved the Boyfriend Chronicles....it's always an upper! Keep it going.
Lynn in TX

Kelly said...

I have been reading your blog since I met you through groups.
I love your writing style and especially like it when you buy things from thrift shops and make them look like new again!

Marexstitch said...

It must be a couple of years now since I have been following you. Granted I messed up the blogging thing a few times now so I am now a new follower with my latest blog. I love purple and remember when you finished that cute freebie fob.

mbroider said...

Uh-huh, i have been reading your blog since 2009-mid... *And* once i started reading your blog, i went backwards and read several of your previous blog entries too, LOL!!

I mightbe late, as it is already Monday here, but i will try my luck:)I love the purple, although i will be surprised how the cadburys can travel till here;-)