Tuesday, May 3, 2011

100th Post Giveaway!

This is my 100th post on Blogger.  I started this blog at the end of October last year, not long after moving to the farm and not long after opening my Etsy shop.  In November I jumped into the Art Every Day Month challenge and that's when I first started to meet other bloggers.

This blog has documented my artistic journey as I experimented with paint (and even took an e-course), spent hour after hour crocheting, wrote some poetry and short stories and survived my first Wisconsin winter.  I've accomplished a lot, but I have lots more ahead of me.  (The baby chicks and ducklings are arriving in less than three weeks!).

One of the best things about this blog is all of the wonderful people that I've met through it.  There's such a feeling of support and encouragement and collective enthusiasm in the blogging world.  I am so very grateful for each and every kind, thoughtful, inspiring comment that I receive here and for the very real sense of community that I've discovered.

To celebrate my 100th post to celebrate this wonderful community, I am having another giveaway.  I had such fun in February when I shared the love with my first giveaway and I'm very excited to be doing it again.  This time I'm giving away one of my popcorn stitch bracelets:




This one, the Cantaloupe Fruit Salad Crocheted Cuff Bracelet, is made from a lovely, soft baby yarn of an acrylic and polyamide blend.  It consists of five rows of bobbles that secure with four round pearly buttons and crocheted loop closures.  It measures approximately 7 ½” long and 2 ¼” wide.




I love this one so much that after making one for my shop, I had to make another.  I hope you'll like it, too.

So, to enter the giveaway, just leave a comment on this post telling me something that you'd like to see me write about in one of my next 100 posts.  On Wednesday, May 18th I'll pick the winner.  The giveaway is open to anyone, with or without a blog, long-time or new reader.




Thank you and good luck!

12 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your 100th post! And keep sharing your journey with us.
    best wishes.

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  2. Happy 100th! Looking forward to hundreds and hundreds more!
    As I´m going towards winter my first list had all crochet and wool related projects.
    The birds sound cool, specially since I don´t think I´ll ever have them home and I´ll live vicariously through you. :D
    Your photography is stunning and your place is delightful.
    Basically, I´d like to know more about you, what you do and your surroundings.

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  3. yay! happy 100th! can't wait to keep reading your updates!

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  4. Yay congrats! I would love to see more posts about random daily farm life. Maybe I'm boring but I find rural living so interesting! I'm a small town girl living in the big city so I think it gives me a hint of nostalgia :)

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  5. I would love to enter your giveaway! The bracelet is beautiful. I enjoy reading all the different things you write about but would like to know more about life on the farm, what has been planted, the animals etc.

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  6. Happy 100th post Anne!!
    Let's see - I would love to see you write about the fruit trees in your orchard. That seems so wonderful to me, to actually plant an orchard!
    Possibly you'll do a watercolor of one of the trees?
    I'm so glad to have met you through AEDM, with the added bonus of getting to know your wonderful mom. That farmhouse of yours is brimming with talent and it's a joy to read your blog!

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  7. Congrats on #100 Anne! I hearted a bunch of awesome pieces in your Etsy shop and I LOVE this color ... it would keep my wrist warm and cute in my cold cubie at work! hmmmmm ... let's see what would I like to read about in your next 100 posts .... pics and storys about the life of baby ducks and chicks and some related artwork re: nests and egss ... and, well you'll come up with awesome stuff! See you Friday!

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  8. Congrats Anne! I always enjoy your posts. I especially like reading about how you are making your dreams come true. Always so inspiring. And I love your cuff bracelets too.

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  9. Happy 100th post, how exciting. What a great giveaway! I'm kinda excited cuz your cuff bracelets have always been a favorite of mine, very cool and unique!

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  10. congrats on the 100th with many more to come...and wonderful to find you this day and see your lovely creations!

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  11. Oooh nearly missed this! I would love to see a tour of your farm :)

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  12. Oh I missed this special post before; sorry. A belated Congratulations on your 100th post! I always love your posts where you take us on a walk with you in photos & your words, around the farm or inside or when away. I also love to see the arts, crafts & writing you do. I'm not sure if I can think of something you've not already done so I'd have to say more of the same!
    Kat Xx

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