Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Sew Many Reasons To CELEBRATE!

I have several reasons to be on cloud nine tonight!  The first is: 

Oh Yeah!  Guess what?  THIS IS MY 100th POST!  Can you believe it?  Actually, I hadn't realized that my next post would be number 100 until I looked at my dashboard after my post about my fall favorites!  I've spent the last few days trying to figure out just how I wanted to celebrate this event!  So, I've decided to have my very first GIVEAWAY!  I went shopping for goodies and just look what I've come up with:

Okay, so photography isn't my strong suit.  I'll just say that this basket o goodies is brimming with "stuff" related to my new addiction...paper crafts, including stamps, cardboard thingies, jeweled brads, and other embellishments!  I've also included stuff related to my love of sewing.. yummy fabric selections from Moda
and some super cool handbag patterns!  I've tried to keep a Thank-You theme with this giveaway.  The reason:  I've feel so very thankful for all of the friendships I've made through these last 99 blog posts as well as for my blog itself.  Without getting too sentimental or mushy, I actually started this blog at a time when I felt I was sort of at a crossroads in my life.  I'm not sure crossroads is the right word, but I was going through a sort of identity crisis at the time I began writing.  I wasn't sure I actually wanted to continue in my occupation at that time (frankly I still ponder this everyday), I also turned 40 near the beginning of this journey, and, I guess, still struggling with the loss of my life...my mom.  Still struggling there, too.  And while I'm not exactly okay with being 40, I guess I'm dealing with that the best.    Well, writing, as well as sewing, has been a sort of therapy for me.  The reason I started sewing was that I found when I sew, I think of nothing but making the line straight and that the end result will be something pretty.  I've now found that blogging, and what that has brought to me...new friends, new art mediums, and connections with people globally has made me a truely better, more rounded (hopefully not literally) person!  Okay, I am totally rambling now. Stay tuned, though, I'm getting into this self reflection, etc.  You know I started my Discovering Myself Journal Class with Bonnie this week, so forgive me if I am a little, you know, loquacious.  Okay, so how do you win this GIVEAWAY you ask?  Well, I'd love for you to be a follower, but it is not MANDATORY!  Wouldn't it be cool to make it to 100 for my 100th Post though?  Anyway, just leave me a comment telling me one thing about yourself that your followers would be suprised to know about you.  Obviously anything goes here...like you have a Rolling Stones tattoo (which would be cool), you love Marilyn Manson (not so cool), you have a Mr. Potato Head collection.  You get the picture.  The winner will be selected radomly this Friday evening.  Oh, I'd love for you to grab my giveaway button and post about it on your blog.  Doing this, on top of your comment, will give you bonus points!  Oh, I promise to tell you all something suprising about myself, too.

My second reason for being happy tonight:

I won!  I won Amy's giveaway at Ruby Moon Art.  I won a gorgeous bracelet she made.  It is absolutley fabulous!  Thanks Amy so much...thanks also for your blog.  It was actually a visit to your place that led me to Bonnie's site...and, again, the journey to discovering myself!  Anyway, here is a picture of the bracelet:

Isn't it awesome?!

Third reason for celebrating:

My computer keyboard wrist rest was posted on Craft Gossip!  I got an email from Anne Weaver last night and she said she loved it!  This totally makes me feel great!


eye_on_sparrow said...

Congrats on you 100th post. If I wrote about your givaway on my blog it would be my 100th post. I make a great peanut butter pie. I need to make on now I think.

Cortney Lyon said...

Congratulations on your 100th post and for that super cute giveaway you won! I's love a chnace to win your giveaway. I'm already a follower and I will post it on my side bar, I'll let you know when it's up. Again, congratulations!

Oh-and one thing about me? I love vintage pin-up girl art. I have a tattoo of my favorite Gil Elvgren Pin-up girl art called "Teacher's Pet". I got it my senior year in college just before I became a teacher!

Amy P said...

Congrats on the 100th post! Since you had good luck on my blog giveaway, I better give yours a shot ;)
hmmmm... something about me... It might not be that shocking but when I'm creating or sewing, time totally has no meaning to me. I get so lost in what I'm doing that I have to set alarms to remember to get my kids from school! I forget to eat and don't even realize I need to use the bathroom until I'm in pain! I'm completely obsessive when I'm "in the zone" insanity!

Chris said...

Congraulations Angela! I am happy too. I finally got your blog to work on my blog. I don't know what happened there. I had to delete your link an join again and it worked! Good. Now I can see your next 100 posts.
Turning 40 wasn't so bad. My identity crisis is turning 60. But, I acutually found a lady that signed up for the same course as me born same day and year. I'll have to ask her what city?

Hugs, Chris

Anonymous said...

Congratualtions Angela, and we are all glad you are here in blogland.Hummm something about me. I "do" have a heart shaped tattoo, and I would love to hike the Appalacian trail someday.

JoAnne said...

Congrats on your 100th post Angela, and on your win! It was so nice of you to stop by and leave such a sweet comment for me.
Here's to another 100!

Donnie said...

Congratulations on your 100th post. I'm only on #36 or so. The only thing I can think of is that I once lived in a truly haunted house when I was about 16 years old. My mom rented it on the Hudson River and there were some strange goings on. We moved out after a few months. I'm already a grateful Follower.

Cindy Adkins said...

Congrats on your 100th post!!! and for the giveaway you won...

Scrapping With Sherry said...

Well I came to say thank you for visiting my blog today and leaving a follower... Congratulaions! Especially to finding yourself and everything that comes with it. It is truly inspiring! Something about myself... lets see. I am a 42year old grandmother of 2.

Congrats again!


Ann said...

Thanks for stopping by my Outdoor Wed. post today. I would love to be entered in the giveaway. I love paper crafts too.

Patti said...

I am a diso dance champion.
Competed in the International Victor Drew Dance Tournament back in the 80's and won first place in swing and New York Hustle.

Congratulations on 100 posts! turning 40 si not so bad. Wait until you turn 62! You are only as old as you feel and I feel like I am still 25 years old...most days:)
Sign me up for your giveaway

Anna @ Frosted Petunias said...

Hi Angela! Congratulations on #100 and on the win! What a great prize.

Beeshebags said...

Happy Blogiversary to you....how wonderful that you're celebrating the event with a giveaway...and I must admit, I am partial to entering the ocassional giveaway, ok, I admit it, my name is Naomi and I'm addicted to entering giveaways...lol Hmmmm most of my followers know all there is to know about me....or at least they should, seens as though I ramble on most of the time! I found your blog from when you left a comment on Crafty Ady's blog, and just felt compelled to come on over for a visit, and ta-dah, what joy to find your blog. I'm going to be a follower for sure. Hugs Naomi

Shelia said...

Hi Angela! Oh, congratulations on your 100th post!! Woo Hoo! Let's celebrate! Congrats on your win too!
Love your little things you've found! I thought I was a follower of your blog but I wasn't! I fixed that!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sammy said...

Hi Angela,
This is "N" and I want to thank you for stopping by my mum's blog and your lovely comment. Congrats on your 100's post. My mum is not ashamed to tell you,
and every blog reader that she is terrified of rainbows, Yes you heard it right rainbows, and she does not know why.
It is sort of a funny phobia.We tease her all the time-!!
Anyway mum said-thanks for the chance to win.


Dogmom Diva said...

Hi Angela, congrats on so many awesome posts, love the bracelet you won, and would love a chance to win!
I am a follower,I also put your giveaway and regular buttons on my blog at
Happy 100th!


Jenn said...

Love your blog. I am a recent subscriber, but it is fabulous! As for the surprising thing...hmmm...the scariest thing I ever had to do was not speaking to 30,000+ but going on the Living Seas ride at Epcot as a kid since fish scare the living daylights out of me. Snakes, spiders, toads, all those I can handle, but a goldfish is freaky!