coming up: a giveaway week!


Have I mentioned lately how glad I am that each of you stop by this blog?  It means a lot to me.  Almost four years ago to this day I started this blog with a very slim arsenal of crafting skills.  I didn't even know how to operate a sewing machine!  Since then, I have been amazed to see how this blog has grown and changed.  You've seen me through cross-country moves, a husband in law school, the birth of two children, and many life changes - the amount of support I have received from readers and the craft blog community in general is truly humbling.

To show my thanks, I am hosting an entire week of giveaways, kicking it off on Monday with a big ticket item I already know you'll love.  I'm sure it will be a busy week for my U.S. with holiday travel, preparations, and activities, but hopefully you won't be too busy stuffing your face to win some fabulous prizes.  ;)

I'll also be sharing new projects, and of course, posting the weekly Advent Sew-Along update, so there will be something for everyone!

32 comments:

My Daily Creation said...

You are too kind! Love your blog. Hope your holiday travels are safe. :)

Diana Smith said...

I am sooo excited! Woo hoo! Love reading your blog, Jill!

Chris said...

Thank you, for all the inspiration and kindness you extend. I've really enjoyed learning from you.

Anonymous said...

What fun. Just started following your blog from GR link.

Amanda and AJ said...

Ooh, I'm super excited for the giveaway week! I started reading your blog earlier this year when I was googling for "homemade burp cloths"...needless to say, I have been hooked ever since! You are truly talented and inspiring!

Amy said...

How exciting!! :)

Laree said...

Thanks for all your inspiration. You have such a fun blog to read!

Snickerdoodle said...

Ooh nice! Will the giveaways be open to international residents too?

Michelle
Snickerdoodle Creations

Jacob And Angie Ward said...

I'm excited! I love your blog!

eLBie said...

I am a new reader to your blog and have been enjoying it! Particularly appreciate the Advent calendar sew along =)

Sarah said...

woo hoo! we love you too Jill!!
-Sarah

Mary said...

It's kind of a weird relationship bloggers have with readers, right? I found your blog about a year ago google-searching for "Quiet Book" ideas, and I have been a fan of yours ever since. That's the weird part: I love you and you don't even know me! But I really do! I love that your blog isn't overloaded with ads and you're always creating beautiful, useful things, overflowing with love for your kids. That's the kind of crafter I like! So, keep on keeping on Jill! We're more thankful for you!

Jacqueline said...

I enjoy your blog. Thanks for sharing your skills.

Zaheenah said...

Big up for U from France;)
You're a kind of fairy...luv ur blog.
Have a wonderfull weekend:)

Britten said...

Have I ever mentioned how glad I am that you write this blog? Thank YOU! I´m a thief of your ideas...

Maegan said...

you only learned how to sew 4 years ago? wow! i always imagined you'd been at this forever. thank you for this blog-you inspire me! I don't know how to sew yet, but going to get a machine and learn! thanks again!

Liz @ LivingMySweetLife said...

yay!!

Thank you! Your blog is one of the reasons I started my own, and you are still my favorite. I went out today and bought all the supplies I will need to make my advent calendar!

Deanna said...

I just love your blog!! Thank you for writing!!!! Please stop by mine anytime!!!

**Ashley P** said...

I added your button to my blog
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Amy H. said...

How cool! Can't wait.

Kathy - mom of many said...

Cool, I'll be around this coming week. Thanks for the "thanks." I love reading your blog. Kathy

Angela said...

Yours is the first blog I ever read!!! And the one that made me want to start my own. Thank you for your creativity!!!

bethanndodd said...

You are so thoughtful :) It is because of your blog and others similar that I started my own blog just less than 2 months ago. You are truly an inspiration! Thank you!
~beth

lifeinredshoes said...

I love your blog and have learned so much from you:)
You inspire me to try, even though I may fail....and that's a good thing:)

Oh.banty said...

Hi Jill a few days ago I started to visit your blog. Greetings from Poland

VickiT said...

Oh how fun. Can't wait to see what you've come up with to surprise us with. I just love all your tutes because they are always so easy to follow which is very good for me.

Anonymous said...

That's great, Jill! I love your blog and style. Congrats!

Anonymous said...

Holy smokes, I didn't realize that you didn't know how to sew at the beginning - I guess I need to go back and read the beginning. I'm just learning to sew, you have yet again given me inspiration to keep on going (hopefully the love affair I have with my seam ripper will end someday in the near future!!).

Kate

Karin Marie said...

ooh yaya! I can't wait! &I know I'm behind but I decided this weekend I too am doing an advent calendar! yaya. But I must go to bed now! I love your blog!

karin marie :)

rkokes said...

What an amazing giveaway!!!!

Jamie said...

Ah! I SO want one! I would use my silhouette for everything, vinyl, scrapbooking, home decor...the list goes on and on.

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