Saturday, January 7, 2012

Post # 800 !!! (Thank you & give-away)

Can you believe it?  I'm not sure I can...  My 800th post!

And that means - time to get all sentimental and mushy.  ;)

Okay, okay...  I'll try to keep it brief.  ;)

Thank you.  :)

Thank you for reading my posts - even though I am FAR from the best at sewing or writing out there.  

Thank you for commenting - even though I am horrible about commenting on the blogs that I read.  

Thank you for encouraging me when I mess up or get tired and discouraged.

Thank you for sharing your wisdom and insights and funny stories - to help me learn and to make me laugh and to make my Friday/Thursday posts worthwhile.  

Thank you for...  everything!  :)

The words are for everyone. 
And for two of you, I have sewing books!  

I will be randomly drawing 2 names from among the people who comment on this post.  One will win a copy of this book from one of my favorite sewing sites:  

And the other will win this book, from another of my favorite sewing sites:  

In your comment, let me know which book you are hoping to win.  
This drawing is open to everyone in the world.  (Not just U.S.)  

Good luck to everyone!  

And, again, thank you!  :)


Sewing Princess said...

Congratulations! That's a great achievement. I really like reading your blog. Thanks for a giveaway! I love books so I hope to get lucky and win the 1000 tips book.

Faye Lewis said...

800 posts!!! Wow, I'm having a hard time getting to #400. Congratulations Gwen, I know it takes a lot to keep blogging momentum going, you are to be commended. How old is your blog btw? Please enter me in your contest, I've really been craving the Burda Style book. Thanks!

Joyce in NC said...

Congratulations!!! Please enter me in your contest, I already own the 1000 Tips Book so I'd like to be entered for the Burda Style book. Thank you!

debbie said...

Congrats! I started a blog and got maybe 7 posts and gave it up.I have respect for those that can keep them going. They're a lot of work!

I'd love to win the PR 1000 tips book.

Tia said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I'd love the 1000 tips book. Congrats on your 800th post. That's amazing!

Deb said...

Congrats on your 800th post, that is quite an achievement. Both are great books but I would love the Burda Book of Style in my collection :)

Unknown said...

800 posts! That's awesome and quite the milestone. Thanks for offering the give away, I would be happy with either book but if I have to chose....1000 tips it is:)

Sewing Geek said...

800 posts is an amazing amount. Thank you for blogging and for keeping the information flowing. If I were to win, I would want the Burda book.

Anonymous said...

Congrats! It's awesome that you have made it so far!

I can't choose, since both would be handy, but I'll have to pick the Burda.

gwensews said...

How time passes when you're having fun! I have the 1000 tips book, and it is great! I am interested in the Burda book, however. Good luck everyone! And thank you Gwen, for a wonderful give-away.

anotheryarn said...

Wow. The only way I've managed 800 posts is if you count the endless posts I've started, not finished and eventually discarded. Both of those books are on my perpetual wish list too. I lean towards the Burda Style since I need to get back on the clothes sewing horse.

CarlaF-in Atlanta said...

800 posts! That is an awesome achievement. Keep up the good work Gwen. I'm looking forward to 800 more.

Webfrau said...

CONGRATULATIONS! That's a lot of blogging. Keep up the good work. My blog has been languishing for ages.
Either book would be fine by me if I was lucky enough, thanks for the opportunity.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! That is a wonderful acheivment. I am working on getting to 200 posts. I like the way you have organized your posting. And thanks for commenting on my blog. I would love to win the 1000 tips book. Onward to 1000 posts!

Linda T

chel wakley said...

Hi, I'm with an online vintage dress boutique called Shabby Apple ( and I adore your blog. Shabby Apple offers affordable, stylish attire perfect for a day at work or play, or a night on the town. We would love to partner with you and offer your readers a 10% off coupon as well as the opportunity to giveaway one of our dresses on your blog. Please check us out at and let me know if you are interested.

I look forward to hearing back from you soon!


Chelsea Wakley
(this is only open to US residents, if this is not a possibility please let me know)

Anonymous said...

Way to go! Thanks for your blog. I would love to have the Burda Style book. Keep up the great work.

Tammie said...

Congratulations! Keep up the great work. I enjoy your blog.

Tammie said...

Sorry, I forgot to tell you I would love to win the Burda Style book.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Way to go! Even though I don't comment often, I enjoy reading your blog!

Should I win, I would like to have the Burda Style Book (I've already gotten the 1000 Tips book as a Christmas present and I love it)!

Toronto, Canada

Rose said...

Congratulations! I wish you many more post and great success with your projects! Thank you for the opportunity to win the BurdaStyle book.

Rose in SV

katherine h said...

Is it too late for me to enter? These books have both been on my "curiousity I would love to win one of them. Thanks!

Sarah E. said...

Congratulations. I love how you consistently have posts on your blog every week. This is why your blog is one of the few that I follow.

I would love to win the pattern review book. I could always use more tips and shortcuts. That is another reason I follow your blog. I love learning new tips and tricks, also.

Arts And Crafts Plaza said...

800 posts wow! As a blogger myself I know how much work, time and effort that takes. I am giving you a virtual salute :-)

Should I win, I would love to have the BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook.