Sunday, March 11, 2012

Blog Birthday - Four Years Old Today

To celebrate the 4th anniversary of my blog AND my participation in the 1912 Titanic sewing project at the same time, I will be giving away:


(a) 4 year-long memberships to the Vintage Pattern Lending Library - so that you can try some of the 1912 patterns for yourself!  


AND


(b) 4 books on historical fashion sewing.  And not just any books - but books by Frances Grimble, a leading author in this area.  Here are just some of her covers:  

You can read more about these books at the Lavolta Press website...



 or even on (cue gasp) amazon.com!  ;)

Each of the four, randomly drawn winners will get an annual membership to the Vintage Pattern Lending Library AND be able to select the Frances Grimble book of her (or his) choice.  

To enter, just leave a comment on this post with your name, before midnight EST on 17 March 2012 (next Saturday).  

Good luck to everyone!  

And extra special thanks to those of you who have been with me since the beginning...  :)

35 comments:

roxane said...

I enjoy your blog... so many thngs you describe!! You are beubg very generous in this give-away!! :-)) Good luck with all your future projects: i will be reading!!

roxane said...

and sorry about the typos. Sometimes I forget to re-read what i write until its too late!! hahah

Vintagegal said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! It is amazing to me that anyone can keep up with sewing and writing too! I am just going to be blogging for the VPLL 1912 project, and that will be a stretch for me. Best wishes for a fruitful sewing year ahead....

Theresa in Mèrida said...

very cool stuff! Incredibly generous. happy birthday to your blog and (to me too!).

regards,
Theresa

Debi said...

Happy Blogiversary! I've really enjoyed following your blog and participating alongside you in the 1912 Project (though I haven't finished my skirt yet...) Count me in for these lovely giveaways!!

Cassie said...

Thank you for your generosity, and good blogging example. It is such a help to those of us who are trying to find our way in the blogging world!

Lynne Williams said...

What an awesome give away Gwen. You're the best. I would love to have one of Frances books. I am still waiting for a 1912 pattern to arrive......but managing to keep busy - lol

ELMO said...

Congrats on the blog anniversary!!
This was very generous of you, I'm on FB as LM Oti!

Tina said...

Congratulations on your blog-o-versary! How exciting!

I'm new to your blog (found you via the VPLL 1912 Project Facebook page).

tina_crossgrove(at)hotmail(dot)com
http://retrorabbithole.blogspot.com/

Thank you for the giveaway!

Mary said...

Congratulations from another 1912 Project member. What a nice give-away!
Mary

Horoscope Girl said...

I am so very very VERY interested! Congratulations on the four years!

Judith Hollenberger said...

I came across your blog through the 1912 Project & have enjoyed reading your posts. Happy Blog Birthday !!

Faye Lewis said...

Happy anniversary Gwen!!!

Angela said...

Happy birthday.
Isn't the 1912 project fun!

Nancy McKenzie said...

I am loving these patterns! They are cut so well. 1912 was a great year for fashion, and I'm betting this library has other great years.

mimi o said...

What a fantastic Give-Away and congratulations on your 4-year Anniversary. I finally received my first pattern (princess slip) for the VPLL 1912 project and am looking forward to working on that and viewing everyone's progress as we encounter the new patterns. Still hoping for a group pattern soon. I actually just received a Frances Grimble book in the mail the other day. They are wonderful books and this is such a generous give-away. Good Luck to all and with your work on the project too!

dlogan said...

HI! So very generous of you, and congrats on being 4 blogging years old!

Blessings, Darby

karylc said...

very nice blog, and such a generous giveaway

Jessica said...

Grats on the four year anniversary and what a brilliant and kind way to celebrate it! Cheers to another year!

sewsue said...

Congratuations on reaching this milestone! I stumbled upon your blog about 3 1/2 years ago and have enjoyed following your projects.

Christine Galanis said...

Congrats on your site. Am just starting to blog the VPLL site has done it for me thrown me into the waters to sink or swim! Hope my swimming is as good as your success. Thank you for this most generous kind gift.
Christine Galanis

erinkg said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! And what a great giveaway - very generous. I have the Edwardian Modiste and love it, so I hope I win to add another book to my collection. :)

Sew Ducky said...

You always have the best contests. How do you do it?

becci said...

Happy anniversary. What a generous giveaway. Can't wait to see more of your VPLL 1912 projects.

Claire (aka Seemane) said...

Happy Blog-i-versary Gwen! (No need to include me in the giveawy - just dropping by to say Hi & congrats :)!)

shaydaisy said...

Aren't you a sweetie to be celebrating your 4th anniversary by giving away such neat prizes. I'm enjoying being a part of the 1912 sewing project, but I'm behind already. Congratulations on your blog and for keeping it going strong for four years.

C said...

Love sewing, and any information is helpful. Thanks for the blog, C

Lisa and Robin said...

What a wonderful way to celebrate your blogging anniversary! Keep up the good work

Christine said...

Happy Blogiversary! Yours is one of my absolute favoritest blogs on the web!!!! And I'm not just saying that because I want to win. :)

Crystal said...

Happy Blogoversary! Thank you so much for the giveaway, I enjoy reading your blog and look forward to more years of reading!

Sarah McClelland said...

Hooray! 4 years!
I'm glad there's a small monument that's happy in everything else you have going on right now. You're in my prayers!

Simona said...

Many happy returns. I enjoy reading your blog. Keep going, you are an inspiration to me. You are one of the people who inspired me to create my own blog. Thank you!

Webfrau said...

WOW 4 years! Bravo & Happy anniversary. I'm fascinated by your 1912 projects so what a brilliant giveaway.

Megan said...

Happy blog birthday! Megan

Linda T said...

This is great Gwen! What a nice thing to do. Thanks!

I am afraid I have been pretty busy lately so I haven't been checking blogs as frequently as I like to. Take care!