Friday, 22 November 2013

Giveaway time!

Hello to all my blogging friends and a friendly welcome to all my new followers,

After just enjoying a hot coffee and reading a magazine in the sunshine, I hope you are all well and enjoying the sunshine like I am here today, as there has not been a whole lot of it lately. November in Melbourne Australia this year has been a very weird, wet and cold month. Normally it's warming up and the sun shines most days, but even though we've experienced nicer days this week, last week was cold, wet and rainy. Summer starts next month so hopefully December is brighter! 

Here I was saying in my last post that I'd be back in a few days time to announce my giveaway for gaining 100 followers. It turns out, it's almost one month later and I now have 104 followers! My apologies, my intentions are always there, but sometimes things happen in life and blogging can be put on the back burner for awhile. I didn't realise how long it had been though. But not to worry, I have become organised lately with getting Christmas presents and a few birthday presents out of the way (I'm not normally this organised but with a new bub on the way I have to be) and getting this giveaway together also was a priority.
First I want to show you my progress on my Humphrey's corner pattern which I am really enjoying stitching. It is coming together quickly and I am loving the gorgeous colours through it. Soon I will start on the half stitches and back stitch. 

Now onto the giveaway...
Firstly I want to thank my readers for sticking by my blog and commenting on my posts, they mean alot. After gaining 100 followers I always wanted to thank you by putting together a little giveaway. Since I live on the other side of the world to most of my blogging friends (Australia is so far away :-)) I can't afford to put a big giveaway together because postage costs to overseas are very high here. But I think a small giveaway is still nice and it's about quality not quantity right?
This is what I am offering in my giveaway. A never been opened Humphrey's corner cross stitch kit called 'for you'. Finished size 12x12cm, contains 16 count cream aida, Anchor stranded cotton threads, chart, full instructions and a needle. I know, I know Humphrey's corner is my favourite character but I have so many already and I am happy to share the love with someone else who might like to stitch him. A pack of various pink ribbon to use for whatever you like, maybe finishing ornaments? two packs of never been used Madeira silk threads in pink and gold and a caramel chocolate filled caramello koala bear. I thought that might excite some of my overseas friends since it is a koala bear chocolate, and due to the fact that they are delicious!! One can never resist chocolate...well I know I can't.  

Here are the rules:

1. Giveaway is open to all of my readers, local, interstate and overseas.
2. To enter into my giveaway you must be an existing follower of mine or new followers are welcome too.
3. If you would like your name put into the draw once, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post and answer a few simple questions. How were you first introduced to cross stitching? what is it about cross stitching that you love so much? and where is the weirdest place you have ever taken your cross stitch and stitched before?
If you would like your name entered into the draw twice, you need to comment as above and announce on your blog that I am having a giveaway and link my blog name on your blog. 
Remember to let me know in your comment which option you have chosen so I know how many times to enter your name. That is all pretty simple! 
Giveaway is open from now until midnight, Monday the 9th of December 2013, Australian Eastern daylight savings time. Winner will be announced on Tuesday the 10th of December 2013.

Good luck to everyone who enters!!

Until next time, 

happy stitching xx