Wednesday, March 17, 2010


First, the winner of my 400th post give-away - a $50 gift certificate to Kiva - is (drum roll, please):

Cole's Corner!

Cole will be able to review a number of individuals in third-world countries who have their own small businesses and add her $50 in with many other people to support a loan to whomever she chooses. (I generally go with seamstresses - but that's just me.) Once that loan is paid back, Cole can put the money towards something special for her own sewing room!

Cole, please email me at:

I wish I could give a Kiva gift certificate to everyone who commented. I can't do that today, but I'll have another Kiva gift certificate give-away for my 500th post (in about 6 months), so stick around and try again! :)

Next, my TWO YEAR Blog Birthday give-away! I've been thinking about what to do for several weeks and I finally got an idea based on one of my recent Friday Confessions. I asked about experiences with different types of fabric. The fabric that had the most votes for "Oooh, I'd really like to work with this!" was, not surprisingly, silk.

So, for this TWO year anniversary, I will be giving away TWO $50 gift certificates to Thai Silks!

Note that, while I like the symmetry of my 2nd anniversary and 2 give-away winners, this is one pattern that I can NOT promise to maintain over time! ;)

If you would like the opportunity to win a $50 gift certificate to Thai Silks (is that a trick question?), then leave a comment with your name. The give-away will be open for a week, and I'll announce the winners next Wednesday. Good luck to everyone!

And most of all, thank you to everyone for your support over these last two years - I wouldn't still be here without you! :)


Christine said...

Happy blogiversary! Thanks for another great giveaway!

Cole's Corner said...

Wooo Hooo! I won! How exciting! Thank you so much and Happy Blogiversary. My Mom (Bconky) got me reading your blog.

Julia said...

It's easy to be a supporter of your blog. I love reading it! I love all of your questions and learning from all of the answers people give! Great giveaway!! Happy blogiversary!

Becky said...

Happy blogaversary! I know I've quite enjoyed following your blog--especially the Friday Confessions! I've learned so much!

Faye Lewis said...

Oh I'd so like to enter the silk contest!

mitch1066 said...

Happy blogaversary!!
mmm tai silk...perfect timing for spring and summer!

Shannon said...

Oooh! One can never have enough silk. Congratulations on 2 years!

Anonymous said...

I think it's fantastic you've been here 2 years...I read you daily and think of you every time I sew or buy fabric.

CarlaF-in Atlanta said...

What a cool give away! Happy bloiversary. Following your blog is so much fun. I love to read and respond to the confessions.

meredithp said...

What a great give-away! Congrats on the anniversary.