Saturday, August 01, 2009

Blogoversary Giveaway!

It's my blogoversary today!

I've raided my stash and I've got two sets of stitching stuff to give away.

One is Blogoversary Bees and the other is Blogoversary Bears!

Firstly, here are the Bears:


Six charts, including:
Dale Burdett - A Cross Stitcher's Delight (lots of small charts, including bears)
Just Nan - Noel
Leisure Arts (Donna Richardson) - The Cross Stitchers
Leisure Arts (Shirley Wilson) - The Bears' Picnic
Leisure Arts (Heartprint Inc) - Teddy Bear Reunion
Stoney Creek - Bear Parade

I have to confess, most of these have been given to me or turned up in charity shop finds, as I'm not a bear person - but somebody out there may be!

And now - the Bees!


The goodies include:
Mosey 'N Me - Bee Happy
Lizzie*Kate - Buzz on Inn!
The Stitchworks - Bee Stitchin'
Heart in Hand - Wee Bee
SamSarah - Bee Cool
4 My Boys - Welcome to Our Hive
DMC - V&A Museum Collection - Art Nouveav Bee Napkin and Napkin Ring Kit (complete)

Bees are my thing, as you may have guessed from the blog background, but some of these charts are duplicates, some I've stitched from, and some - well, I think I've got enough to be working on!

If you'd like to enter the draw for either of the sets of charts, please comment below. If you'd like an extra chance in the draw, link back to this blog in a post of your own (and say so in a comment)

Good luck!

Edited to add: I will do the draw next Saturday, 7 August at 7.00pm BST


grace said...

Yes please enter me in the drawing for the bee patterns. My son worked in the summers as a beekeeper for many years and loved it! So I make him little reminders of that happy time in his life. Thanks so much-love your blog. Grace

Marnie said...

Nic, congrats on your blogoversary! I celebrate my first later this month. As I'm in the midst of de-stashing, I'm not entering the drawing but I simply LOVE that V&A bee! If I ever needed something else to stitch... ha ha ha

DebbieSFL said...

Please count me in for the bees, please.

DebbieSFL said...

Nic, I am a new blogger so wasn't sure how to link to your blog--but it worked my blog is

So, count me in again!!
Thanks, Debbie

SilkLover said...

I love giveaways. Haven't won one YET, but I still love the chance to win one! Please enter me for the bee patterns drawing. Thanks!

Virpi said...

I would like to participate into the bear draw. =)

DonnaTN said...

Congratulations on your blogoversary! I'm not a bear person, but I would love to be included in the drawings for the bee charts. Thanks for a fun blog!

Anonymous said...

Happy blogoversary! I love reading your blog and may you have many, many more blogoversaries ;-) Please enter me in the drawing for the bears. I have linked your giveaway on my blog

Myra said...

I love visiting your blog - the background always makes me smile. :o) Please enter me in your drawing, I am fond of the bees too.

Ellen said...

Happy blogoversary! I am also a bee person, please enter me for the bee charts.


wendy said...

I'm fairly new to your blog but have loved reading! Congrats on your blogoversary! The bees are nice ofyou!

Peggy Lee said...

Super Blog! Thank you so much for sharing. Please enter me in your generous giveaway. I prefer the bees as well but won't be picky...the bears are adorable too!

Peggy Lee said...

OOps....did I forget to mention that August 7th is birthday?? *sneaky grin here*
Would be wonderful to win this one on the big "41". (OUCH)

Lisa said...

What a lovely giveaway! Could you pls put me down for the bees. My details are under my blog profile. Many Thanks LISA V

riona said...

I'd have to say turnabout is fair play ... I'd be delighted to enter your blogaversary giveaway since you entered mine. I am all about honey ... so please enter me in the bee contest. I hope to keep bees and bottle honey once I am retired and have the time for yet another leisure pursuit. And I am so glad you entered my giveaway, since it led me to your blog which I think is absolutely delightful. Just a Postscript: When you chose to write about tea in your comment, you stumbled on another of my passions. I am one of those few Yanks who thinks teabags are anathema and follows all the rules [bring the teapot to the kettle, scald the teapot, measure loose tea carefully, brew for the proper amount of time, decant into a second teapot wrapped in a proper tea cosy, etc., etc.]I have more books about tea than I have about cross-stitch ... though, it is a close thing. Right now I have approx 15-20 different teas in my kitchen: some white teas, loads of green teas, and some Keemun and Irish Breakfast and Pu Erh to represent the black teas ... even a few flavored teas like Chai and Cardamon Chocolate Tea [this last was a serious mistake and waste of money]

Jeanie said...

Congrats on your blogoversary ! Please include me in your generous lovely bee giveaway !
I have also put a link back to your blog :)
Thank you !

riona said...

I just added a link to your blog on my own ... sorry, I didn't have the time to do it yesterday.

Kathy said...

I would love to be included in your drawing. I too am not a bear fan but I like the bee charts. :)

Happy Blogaversay. And many more.


kimstitch3 said...

I love the bees too. I would like to try for that set of giveaway patterns. Happy Blogoversary. How do we find out when ours is?I would like to do somthing like this on my blog as well.Take care and thanks for the blogversary contest Kimberly

Anonymous said...

hiya i would love to win either one and i have placed a link on my blog ot you they look beelisimo.. or bearygood.. lol..

Micki said...

Please enter me in the giveaway! Happy Bloganniversary!

Micki said...

Forgot to mention...I would love to win the bears.

Pike said...

Please include me in the drawings; I love the bears most! Thank you and happy blogoversary!

Pirjo from Finland

Violet Viola Viooltje said...

A belated congratulation to your blogoversary, I would love to enter in the Bee-give-a-way.
The bee population in the Netherlands is very endangered at the moment, so we could use some extra bees here.