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Announcing: A Give-Away Contest to Celebrate my First Blogiversary



Dear friends,

My Blogiversary Giveaway Contest  to celebrate my first year of blogging at Comin' Home! Won't this be fun?!

Comin' Home's First Blogiversary Giveaway ~ Drawing on Nov. 1st 

I would have done this sooner, but I wasn't quite sure when I started??!! I have been trying my darnedest  to figure out exactly WHEN I started blogging on Comin' Home. I have this nagging feeling it was Oct. 30th. You see, I ported over some posts from another blog (my sewing blog) and so they are all kind of mixed up. But I believe it was right after my friend's Shona's arts show last October, that I began to realize the potential of blogging to fulfill a dream that I've had since I was about 30. 

I wanted to share my love of homemaking,
to make it easier for younger women to do 
and to encourage them in their homemaking pursuits.


I had so little encouragement in that direction and no books and wanted to make sure that other women didn't go through what I did. . The first 8-10 years of my marriage was spent trying to figure out how to be the best homemaker ever.  I never dreamed that that pursuit would lead to learning so many arts, crafts, and sewing skills. I would have no artistic ability whatsoever, if it hadn't been for the need to "Do It Myself".  Necessity truly is the mother of invention!


It was in early November, that I realized that I could, just maybe, make a blog about homemaking. At that point, I was just posting my latest sewing project, not for any audience, but as a sort of online journal like my paper quilt journal at home. I had not the slightest idea what a blog was.  Then, along came Trudy  of Sewing with Trudy and Shona of An Artful Life at church, talking about blogging. I was totally puzzled. What was it that kept them up until the wee hours of the morning..and why? I couldn't fathom what the attraction was. How funny to look back now only one year later, and understand, totally, what the attraction was--wonderful, friendly, people. It's that simple!


To celebrate my blogiversary, I want to host a giveaway of TWO quilted tote bags! The one pictured here is going to Linda of Briar Rose Gate. I just have to get it in the mail this week.   (She won in my last giveaway, but the shipping for the book was $22.00! Yipes!  A tote bag is much lighter.

Here's how it will work. The drawing will be held on November 1st, which is my blogiversary. So you have between now and then to leave a comment on THIS post saying you have done of one of the options below. 

  1. For ONE entry, sign up as a follower and let me know you have done so, or leave a comment saying you are a follower. If you don't leave a comment, I won't be able to print out your name to put in the drawing. 
  2. For an extra TWO entries,  add me to your blogroll as well, and let me know you have done so. If I'm already on your blogroll, then leave a comment saying so, and I'll give you the two extra entries.
  3. If you mention my contest in a post, you get THREE extra entries! Just leave me a comment after you have the post up, and I'll be sure to give you the extra entries.



I'll use the random generator and save the results so you can see.  You will get to pick from several orphan quilt blocks that I have already--or I can make you a Yo-Yo flower tote bag.  My quilt blocks are from beautiful quilt-store quality fabric that I pieced a few years ago.  Remember, the drawing is November 1st.

Happy Homemaking!


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22 comments:

Jill said...

I'm already a happy follower! Congratulations on your blog anniversary!! :-)

Blessings,
Jill

Debby said...

Congratulations on your bloging anniversary. You are so sweet and have some great posts. Since I won your quilt I will let someone else be the lucky winner.
(And that they will be) ((((HUGS))))

Katy~The Country Blossom said...

This is wonderful Donna! I would LOVE the chance to win! I am already a follower of yours and already have you on my blogroll on my blog! :)

Thank you for the chance to win your lovely giveaway! :)

Katy

nannykim said...

wow , so it has only been a year? Seems like you have been blogging longer than that!! I am a follower and congrats on hanging on and continuing in the blogging!

everythingsewing said...

Of coarse I would love to win, but more then that I posted to say hello, I am new here. I found your blog through a follower of my blog her name is Julia. I am learning to blog and am 'meeting' so many wonderful new friends. My blog is mainly about sewing.

Cindy said...

Yes sir-re-bob..I am a loyal follower!!

The Yo-yo one sounds yummy!!

Hugs Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

Cindy said...

Just letting you know..you follow me too..lol

Happy Blogiversary!!

Hugs..Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

Deb said...

I'm a follower!!

Faith Hope Cherrytea ~ said...

i'm follower #179 !
thx for your visit to FHC & this invite :)
Congrats on your blogoversary !
Well Done !!

Faith Hope Cherrytea ~ said...

you're happily added to my blogroll :)

Trudy Callan said...

Happy Blogiversary. You have done a wonderful job with your blog.

claudia b said...

I am a follower!!

claudia b said...

You are on my blogroll, of course!!

Linda said...

Hi Donna, They are fabulous, handmade with love and what a lot of time and skill, I will Treasure your gift. Linda :)x

Teri said...

Hi Donna...thank you for visiting my "little space" and sharing such kind comments! I always love hearing from you! I would like to be entered in your give-away. Sweet weekend blessings to you!
♥ Teri

Grace on the Narrow Path said...

I am a follower too and I am also learning to sew so please enter me in your give a way. I believe you are on my blogroll too.
Blessings,
Bren

Countrymama said...

I think I'm more of an addict than a follower. ;) I love to see what new, fun things you're up too and just generally hang out here. After all this time I still find articles I haven't read yet.

Laura said...

Good Morning, Donna!
What a wonderful idea...anyone would be so pleased to receive one of your handmade gifts! Thank you for having this giveaway...it would be a treat to win!
Blessings,
Laura

Gloria said...

Congratulations on your 1 year blogiversary!. Your work looks wonderful and I would love the chance to win. I am a follower already, have you on my blogroll, and I will add your giveaway to my sidebar sometime today. All 3, me. :) I'm done. Have a great day and yes please enter me.:))

Faith Hope Cherrytea ~ said...

i've now posted your cute giveaway blog button on my sidebar too..
it's really quite an accomplishment just with the constancy plus your xtra blogs! wow

miss~nance said...

I just found your blog today - a little bit late to comment on my blog but I have become a follower.

Blessings

Gail

Tamara McMillan said...

I am a follower, love your help on getting bills organized! Thanks for sharing!

“There's nothing half so pleasant as coming home again.” ~ Margaret Sangster
Welcome to Comin' Home! If you lived nearby, I'd invite you over to my neck of the woods for a nice long chat and a cup of tea out on the deck. But since we can't do that, I hope you'll stay and look around. I love learning new things and sharing what I learn with friends. Comin' Home is where I share tips from my many projects. Let's have some fun together! XO Donna

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