100th Post Giveaway

Read to the end to find out about the giveaway.

Some time ago I entered a give-away and won the most wonderful 2 disc set DVD on Quilting with Feathers (Vol. 4) from the Quilting Gallery website. The CD is from www.patsythompsondesigns.com. I think this is the first time I have actually won something where there were a LOT of entries. I was thrilled. I love quilted feathers and this is just the thing to give me some more confidence.

Shortly after I returned from my last trip to Florida, I met my friend Marjorie from Moonsilk Stitches for dinner. We ALWAYS have such a delightful time together and manage to spend an entire evening without a lack of conversation! She surprised me with this lovely acorn pendant. The top of the pendant is a REAL acorn top and the bottom is needle felted. It is a lovely piece of jewelry for the autumn weather!

Then Halloween was upon us and one of my granddaughters came to help me bake cookies for her parents’ Halloween party. We made Jack O’Lanterns and Autumn Leaves.

After Halloween was just a memory, I had a birthday. My dear SIL sent me this lovely handmade “snowman mug mat” with some special “Catherine McAuley” tea bags. I just LOVE it!!! Thanks Judy!

And last, but not least, last weekend my quilt group had their FABULOUS “Boutique” weekend. Our members create handmade gift items and we have a lovely sale on Friday evening and all day on Saturday. It has been going on for years and is a TREMENDOUS success in spite of today’s economy! It’s also the best way ever to spend two days conversing with all the women in the quilt group and all the shoppers who come to buy. They sold ALL of the baby blankets I made and I have orders for more!

Still working two days and waiting for them to decide to move the offices….and in the evenings, weekends, and spare time, I have been diligently working on my three quilting projects. Haven’t touched any other type of needlework lately….HAVE to finish those quilts!

Yes, this is my 100th post. Not a lot considering I have been blogging now for two years. I always feel I don’t have a lot to say, or I haven’t taken any good photos, or I haven’t any needle arts to show. In this case, I am supposing that 100 posts is a big accomplishment for me. SO, I have decided to have a SURPRISE GIVEAWAY to one of you who leaves a comment on this 100th post. No rules, no regulations, no joining anything, just a leave a comment. In 14 days, on Tuesday, November 23rd, at 6 PM, I will draw a name from the list of friends who comment. The give away is secret, but I hope you will trust it is something nice.

Happy Autumn…..Averyclaire


17 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Tina S.
    Nov 09, 2010 @ 22:20:02

    Your boutique looks amazing! Wish I could have attended. Please enter me in your giveaway. I really enjoy your blog. Thanks for the opportunity!


  2. Karol
    Nov 09, 2010 @ 23:10:25

    Congratulations on your 100th post. The boutique looks great. Looks like you had a great time with the cookie making.


  3. Jane
    Nov 10, 2010 @ 01:44:06

    I don’t know how I missed your last post. The baby blankets are beautiful, I’m not surprised they sold well. Congratulations on your 100th post


  4. Siobhan
    Nov 10, 2010 @ 05:59:06

    Congrats on your 100th post!! The boutique looks like it was a ton of fun. Your granddaughter is ADORABLE!! Love the felted acorn necklace–what a great idea!


  5. Hillery Towle
    Nov 10, 2010 @ 06:17:17

    I would love a chance to enter. Congrats on 100 posts. I’m about half way there. Please stop over to my blog as I am having a surprise giveaway as well.


  6. Margaret
    Nov 10, 2010 @ 07:25:53

    Wow, that’s so cool that all your blankets and you have orders for more! Good for you! Congrats on 100 posts too! And on winning that giveaway! Love the pic of your granddaughter. So cute! What a nice gift from your friend too — I love that acorn! Happy belated birthday too. You’ve been busy for sure! Thanks for the giveaway!


  7. LaDonna
    Nov 10, 2010 @ 07:49:29

    Congratulations on you 100th post. Would have loved attending your sale. Looks like there were a lot of great items for sale.


  8. Jane
    Nov 10, 2010 @ 11:15:47

    Congratulations on your 100th post! Your granddaughter is adorable!


  9. Marjorie
    Nov 10, 2010 @ 11:53:08

    Well, Happy Birthday! (a bit belated) and congratulations on your 100th post. The boutique does look like it was wonderful. Your granddaughter is adorable, I agree. Thanks for the very happy, fun post!


  10. Pat B
    Nov 10, 2010 @ 19:56:35

    Happy belated birthday. Your granddaughter is so cute! Congratulations on 100 posts. Love your blog.


  11. Renee Steele
    Nov 11, 2010 @ 01:31:42

    I am just now considering a start of a blog, and this gives me a nudge!


  12. Nanouanne
    Nov 11, 2010 @ 02:13:01

    Hello Karen,
    I am so glad to read some news from you on your blog, that I wish you write everyday! Who can do that, considering our very busy life, even when pensioned?..I know what I am speaking of…LOL. And BTW, “rare” is “very high value”! We are given our own pace.
    Anyway, having built up a blog is already a masterpiece as it it rather complicated…when you are not a geek.
    This quilting group sale sounds a popular event. Congratulations for your work there. And, your grand daughter looks terrific! Lovely girl.
    Love to Baby Quilt Star!


  13. Jackie
    Nov 12, 2010 @ 21:14:31

    Congratulations on 100! I love each and every post and I always feel like you have something good to say and to share.

    Your granddaughter is too cute! I love her apron and bakers hat and she looks as if she is having a great time.

    I’m not surprised at all that all your items sold and that you have orders for more. Congrats!


  14. Lelia
    Nov 14, 2010 @ 12:59:33

    congrats on your 100th post — and quite the post!!! WOW – loved all the pictures!

    thx for swinging by my blog, and your very kind comment(s) – I haven’t had much time to keep it up, tho I do try.


  15. Lelia
    Nov 14, 2010 @ 13:00:34

    Oh, forgot to add, Happy (belated) Birthday, too : ) Keep on celebrating.


  16. Anne S
    Nov 16, 2010 @ 16:29:13

    Marjorie did a wonderful job with the acorn pendant, it’s great! Congrats on your win as well, and also for the great photos of your cooking making day – love those ones. Sounds like you’ve been super busy lately!! And last, but not least, happy belated birthday 😀 xx


  17. clarissa marie
    Nov 18, 2010 @ 22:34:23

    Loved your blog, darling granddaughter, lovely gifts and last but not least, belated happy birthday!! Please enter to win..


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