Sunday, 5 September 2010

Double Giveaway

  What a busy week!!!  ….I’ve been getting all sorts of links ready for our Birdcage Challenge and will post them in the next post (as this one will be toooo long!) and I’ve been looking out for wonderful prizes for my 1st Blogiversary, which is in 8 days!! image Can you believe it??? I can’t believe 1 year has gone so  quickly.  In such a short time I’ve made many wonderful friends both in Oz and in the US, Canada and around the globe and I’m LOVING it! I thought with Spring in the air in Australia, and autumn bringing the cooler weather to our Northern Hemisphere neighbours, I thought I’d have a double giveaway…..one for those in America and Canada (to warm them up on those upcoming cooler nights) and one for my Australian and other friends, to get us in the mood for summer!!…..so here goes……….. Firstly, for my American and Canadian visitors, I’m finding it hard to imagine your winters, as ours is rarely below 20 degrees C. here in Northern Queensland, but I figure something warm and yummy to keep up your sustenance to carry on quilting, despite frostbitten fingers and toes wouldn’t go astray???   No, I’m not offering to cook for you, nor am I sending you take-out!, BUT……I do have a  $40 voucher for you to spend on any Le Creuset  cookware you like from CSN stores…..like this - 5-Quart%20Oval%20French%20Oven%20Gift%20Set%20in%20Cobalt or this…… 6-Piece Expanded Cookware Set in Cherry or maybe a nice warm cup of ‘toddy’ from this…… 22-Ounce Small Teapot with Infuser in Cherry For my Aussie mates, I thought maybe a nice lot of goodies, with some very ‘spring-y’, perhaps bordering on ‘summer-y’ related ones…. 007 A ‘Play Date’ dessert roll by Thimbleberries, coordinating sky blue ribbon, a ‘Bees and Beetles’ Stitchery and a Little Teddy Swag stitchery, ‘Strawberries and Cream’ Quilt—as-you-go DVD, a little rose-scented teddybear keyring and some luxury rose-scented hand creams. Now, who could resist those????  And all you have to do is leave me a comment, telling me what you like best about Winter (if you’re from the US or Canada) or what you like best in Spring, if you’re from anywhere else. I’ll draw it on my blogiversary, in 8 days….that makes it Monday September 13th so get typing!  Entries will close at 6pm AEST on that day and I will post the winner after that!  Good luck to all of you and thank you for making my first year of blogging such a positive and wonderful one! j0434475 Sugary Hugs XXX Wendy :O) ntdivider_thumb[1]

15 comments:

Vicki ♥ said...

Oh Wow.....I cant believe a year has gone by Wendy...I thought you had been blogging a lot more than that. :) Just goes to show how time flies when you are having fun :) Of course you know I am in Australia and I would love to win that fabulous prize and the best bit I love about Spring is watching all the buds appear on the trees and flowers and everything comes to life...its wonderful and so inspiring :) May you have many many more years of blogging too :) Hugs Vicki xoxox

Jessica said...

Happy blogiversary!
I love spring mornings, still cool but more welcoming, the singing birds, cicada's screeching all hours of the day, hippeastrums sending up flower stems and crepe myrtles coming back to life!

Larisa said...

Wendy, Happy blogiversary!
Oh, I love Spring a lot. But we are in the beginning of Autumn here in Russia, all trees get the colourful leaves on - this looks great too )))
Thanks for nice candy. I love it a lot ))) I linked it on sidebar http://larisa-raznosti.blogspot.com/
Thanks for the chance to win it ) Hugs. Larisa

kitty said...

Happy Anniversary! I live in the mid west in canada. Once the temperature with the wind factored in was -63C. Brrrrr. So what do I love the most of my long winter coming? Meeting up with my quilting friends at the guild meeting and sharing a hot cup of coffee while we chat about how cold it is. Winter gives us inside time to work on projects that we dream of all summer

Kathee

Diane H said...

I am a true blue child of Winter. I was born at the end of January on one of the coldest nights of the year in one of the coldest cities in Canada. I love the cold! We are just finishing up summer here and it's dreadful to say but it can't go fast enough for me. Winter is wonderful because you can be cozy and comfortable inside and you can bundle up and enjoy the great outdoors without heat and humidity.
That adorable red teapot you've shown would brew the perfect cuppa for a winters day.

Joy said...

It's been a year!!!????!! Congratulations dear Wendy!!! Although I have to admit, I thought it had been longer ... it feels like we've been bloggy buddies for soooo long ;o)!!!
Hmmm, so what do I like most about Spring ... is it the lovely balmy nights, the warmer days, the holidays with family, the new buds and growth in the garden ... maybe the gawjus Wattle blooming in the bush over the fence??? I don't know if there's just one thing I love about Spring ........ but I certainly welcome the end of chilly old Winter!!!
Love n hugs,
Joy :o)

Kerry said...

Happy Blogaversary Wendy! I enjoy the change of weather in Spring. Not too hot or cold....generally. Although with the rain we have had lately, it is being so very changeable, shorts one day, jeans the next. But who's complaining, the rain is fantastic too! Love your prize!

Narelle said...

Dear Wendy, Is it already 1 year oh how it fly's by. I would love to win your birthday giveaway the best thing about spring for me is that it is wonderful to see all the new leaves and flowers in the garden. And we enjoy the breeze before our hot dry summer.

Yvonne said...

Hi Wendy
Another Queenslander here.

Congratulations on your blogaversary. The crafting community worldwide is such a supportive and and wonderfully creative group - lots of inspiration.

Ah Spring... I love seeing all the new buds and flowers of Spring. When the wattles in our area start to bloom, I know Spring is on the way.

It's lovely to be outside and not too hot (or cold). As Goldilocks said... just right!

Thanks for your generosity in inviting us to join in your celebrations.

teresa said...

Hi Wendy.. Congrats on your anniversary and your giveaways are really wonderful. Of course you know where I live lol! What I love about Spring is seeing all the new flowers and all the new green leaves on the naked trees coming to life. I love the warmth in the sun, but still having the cool nights for sleeping and being comfortable. I love eating salads and wearing summery pretty dresses and sandals! and..... I always feel like have a good Spring Clean Out of all the cupboards and drawers in my house! I know.... I'm wierd! xx

chris milatos said...

Love the birds, so many to choose from. Happy 1st Blogsbirthday many more to com

Tess said...

congrats on the milestone! i love the warmer weather in spring.
best wishes, tessa

Laurie said...

I'm so glad you posted again about your blogiversary! I missed it earlier somehow - probably when I had to mark all my blogs as read when I had 750+ posts to read a week or so ago! Anyway - Happy Blogiversary - I love reading about your country and what you are up to - I've learned a lot about Australia in the last year!! Hope you have another great year ahead!! What I like about this winter is that I am spending it in Texas for the first time instead of Maine. No more negative degree temperatures, no more snow, and no more heavy coats! Woohoooo!! Take care Wendy and cheers to another year!

Debbie said...

I like the foods of winter - soups and casseroles and baking! And I love Le Creuset. I got two pieces recently from CSN and I dearly want more!
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Marcia said...

Thank you for this lovely giveaway to celebrate your anniversary. My favorite foods in the winter are chili, soups, and dumplings - that my mother makes! She is such a good cook and know that she would love the Le Creuset pots! It is difficult to visualize winter because the temperature today in North Florida was over 90 degrees F. mlwright29 (at) hotmail (dot) com