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My name is Kaye and I am 58 years old. Unbelievably to me, at my age, I have now just embarked upon my third career - as a History Education Consultant! I love to cross stitch and quilt, especially with my kittens, Furio and Milo "helping" me. I also love to read, I have a passion for history and I have been cooking since I was about 12 - move over Junior Masterchef! So, this blog, which started out as a cross stitch blog sometimes morphs into a reading journal or a history lesson (sorry, I used to be a secondary teacher before I became a publisher and now a consultant) or a post about my cooking mojo. Whatever it is, this blog is alway about me, my family and my life here in Eaglemont, Victoria. I have been happily married for over 30 years to the most wonderful man and we are blessed with three beautiful grown up children.

My fellow stitching kittens

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Today's the day!

According to the counter on my blog - Today is THE Day!  My blog is 2 years old today!

Also, this is my 300th POST - does that mean I am very chatty - 300 posts in two years?

Lastly, I have over 300 FOLLOWERS!  (319 to be exact, hello to all my new followers - lovely to have you visit).

What does all this mean?  Now, you all know what it means?   It means it is ......


GIVEAWAY TIME!    HIP HIP HOORAY!


But first I must say a BIG THANK YOU  to all of you, my lovely bloggy friends.  You have enriched my life so much in so many ways, so that I feel that I have been blessed since the day I started blogging.  Bless you all.

Now, onto the GIVEAWAY:

This is the start of what you can win.....


A Love Heart tin to keep your precious little bits and pieces, plus a lovely wooden tag which I bought from Marly at Samplers and Santas and a cute little kitty cat button.


A sweet little pussy cat stitched by me - this will be finished by the time this Giveaway is sent but I haven't decided quite how I want to finish it yet.


 A Penguin Books journal to write your stitchy thoughts in:


... and another journal, a recipe journal to write your fabulous recipes in:



.... and a fabulous book mark. 



This book mark is really clever, see how it works on my book (which is not part of the giveaway).  It stays firmly in place and acts like it is part of the book.




Now, I am going to keep this Giveaway open for a couple of weeks and over that time, I will add to it.  I have some fabbie and some patterns I want to add but I don't have any photos of them yet.  So, keep coming back to check out what I add.

Now,  here are the "rules":

  1. Be a follower - old or new = one entry.
  2. Post about it on your blog (and please come back and tell me about it) = one more entry.
  3. Please be clear that you wish to enter in the draw (I am happy for you to comment and not enter. but please make that clear to me - I can be a bit dense sometimes, so please make it easy for me!)
  4. Have fun!
  5. Closes around the 2nd July.
hugs, 

P.S. Don't forget to enter in the draw to be the next person to stitch a Travelling Pattern, you can read all about it and enter on this post here.

67 comments:

Lisa V said...

Congrats on your blogging milestone. I would love to be entered in the giveaway please. I am a follower.

ariadne said...

Congrats on the two years in blogland! It is hard to keep going!I know! Please count me in the lovely drawing you are organising!I am a follower and I do want to take part!If it counts to add your giveaway on my sidebar then count that too, if not it's ok. AriadnefromGreece!

gracie said...

Congratulations on 2 years. Please do enter me in the drawing...would love to be the winner of all those lovely gifts.

Ariana K. said...

Ahhhhh! Congratulations on your 2nd year on Blogger! WOOHOO! Many years to come:)
Enter me in the draw pretty please! <3
I posted about your giveaway in my blog:http://journeyoflifecrafts.blogspot.com

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Congrats on the Blogaversary! And the 300th post and over 300 followers too. I find all my milestones come at once too.

You've certainly are chatty, I'd only done about 200 posts at my 2nd blogaversary, it's all good stuff though.

I'd love to be in with a chance to win the prize, such a cute little kitty, I wonder where I've seen it before? LOL. That one would go with my "basket of stuff from other people" themed display, the one where I put everything properly and neatly finished.

Catherine said...

Congrats on your accomplishments!! Wonderful goodies ~ I have been so lucky and blessed lately, so please don't throw my name in ~ good luck to everyone!

Heli said...

Congrats on the blogoversary and the followers and the number of posts! I too would love to enter your giveaway, please count me in!

shez said...

congrats Kaye and i would love to enter your lovely giveaway,thankyou.xx

Mónica Silva said...

Congrats on the blogoversary and the followers and the number of posts! I too would love to enter your giveaway, please count me in!
I posted about your giveaway in my blog http://oesconderijodamonica28.blogspot.pt/.Hugs :)

Sarah in Stitches said...

And thank YOU, Kaye, for being such a lovely bloggy friend. :D Yes, please, I would love to enter your giveaway. That stitched kitty is so CUTE!

cucki said...

Aww so sweet..very sweet giveaway..
Please count me in (:
Thank you
Love cucki x

cucki said...

Hi, I posted about the giveaway on the sidebar of my blog (:
Big hugs x

Angela CG said...

Wow, so many milestones in one post. Congrats!!! Please count me in.

Mouse said...

ooooo well done on the blogging anniversary and also the followers too :)
would love to be entered into the giveaway :)
and looking forward to seeing what else goes in as it looks fun sooooo far :) love mouse xxxxx

Cath said...

I would love to be entered in your lovely give away please.
I am a follower and will post on my blog sidebar .X

Linda said...

Wow Kaye. What an awesome giveaway. Congrats on your 2nd blogaversay, 300 followers and 300th post. I would love to be entered in your giveaway.

Linda

Linda said...

Hi Kaye. I will post about it on my blog today.

Linda

Christine M said...

Congratulations on two years of blogging Kaye. It's been lovely getting to know you and I'm looking forward to our little get together to meet in person.

Christine M said...

I am a follower. Please count me in!

KimM said...

Kaye - please count me in for your give away. I'm a follower and have also posted about your give away on my blog wisdomwithneedleandthread.blogspot.com.

Barb said...

Congratulations on all those accomplishments!!I would love to win the very generous prize! I will post about it and let you know as I don't post everyday.

retdairyqueen said...

Congrats on all the milestones Iam a follower and would love to enter your giveaway I would like very much to win too LOL

Ellen said...

Wonderful giveaway, sure would love to join! Thank you for chance!

Wishing you more years of enjoyable blogging!

Hugs,

Carol said...

Congratulations, Kaye on 300 posts and over 300 followers! That is A LOT of posts--I only have a bit over 150 and my blog is 4 1/2 years old :)

I would love to be entered into the drawing for your generous giveaway--thanks so very much!

Preeti said...

Congrats on your milestones !! Happy blogaversary to you:)
I am your new follower and would like to be a part of your celebration in the giveaway. Thanks for hosting this giveaway !!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Congratulations Kaye on your 300 posts! Please enter me in your giveaway....I am a follower!

Valma said...

ho my ! this is Xmas =D
Congrats sweetie, 300 ! woooo
Please count me in
Thank you for this wonderful chance and I'm off to share on my blog =D
big hugs
xxxxx

Christine said...

Happy Blogoversary!
Please count me in for the draw, I'll pop a post on my blog when I update.

Annie said...

Congratulations on all of your milestones! I would love to be entered in your giveaway. Thanks!

Chris said...

Congratulations on your blogaversary, your 300th post and all your followers! Woot!
I am a follower :) I would love a chance to win your giveaway, maybe you get Furio to pick my name :)lol
Hugs!

rosek1870 said...

Congrats on your blogaversary!!Please enter me in your very generous give-a-way!!
Hugs,Rose

Maud said...

congratulations on your blogversary!
I would love to be entered in your drawing. Thanks!

Denise said...

Congratulations on your 2 year blogoverary and 300th post and over 300 followers. That is awesome! as is your giveaway! please count me in your drawing
Happy Stitching
Denise

Lija Broka said...

Wow! Very impressive I had my blog for about 2 years ... and I have no where near 300!
I would love to be entered for this giveaway ... absolutely adore your stitched cat.
1.Be a follower - old or new = one entry - tick
2. Post about it on your blog (and please come back and tell me about it) = one more entry - tick on the following post:
Some great eBay sellers, another review, and yes more giveaways ...
3. Please be clear that you wish to enter in the draw - yes please enter me.
Thank you for doing this.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Congrats on two years of blogging!!! I'd love to be entered in your giveaway!

Virpi said...

I'm your follower and I would like to participate into the giveaway draw.

SoCal Debbie said...

Hurray for two years of blogging and sharing all your stitching (and stash empire building) with us. I'd love to be entered in your awesome giveaway!

SoCal Debbie said...

I posted about your giveaway on my blog!
http://debbiescrossstitch.blogspot.com/2013/06/another-giveaway.html

Annette-California said...

Happy Blogaversary! Blogging for 2 years and 300 posts, I should be so lucky one day:) Wish you many more friends and I enjoy your blog. Happy stitching. love Annette

Annette-California said...

I forgot to ask to be included for your giveaway please. Thank you.
love Annette

Melody said...

Congratulations on your bloggy anniversary. Such a fabulous giveaway, I'd love to enter. Christine says I'm invited when the two of you get together. I can't wait. Thank you.

lanybleu said...

Congrats on your second anny, well done, please count me in

Heather Cartwright said...

Congratulations on reaching 300! I'd love to enter :) I'll let you know when I've blogged about it, too! :)

Pam in IL said...

Congrats on 300! I'm a follower and would love to be included in your giveaway!

Stitching Noni said...

Congrats on your blog's birthday and 300+ followers. 300 posts! Wow! Well done :)
Please count me in... Will pop a note on my blog later today and let you know when I've done it :)

Melanie K said...

Please enter me in the draw. Wonderful achievement 300 posts and 300+ followers (including me :) )

Melanie K said...

I've left a comment on my blog for others to see :) http://pinnylea.blogspot.com.au/

Stamatia said...

Happy bloganniversary!
I'm a follower and I would like to take part in this giveaway.
I've also posted your giveaway on my blog's sidebar.
mamakaioximono.blogspot.gr

Greetings from Greece

Heather Cartwright said...

I've just posted about this giveaway on my blog - http://brezajuanita.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/june-ihsw-update.html :) x

Stitching Noni said...

Just posted your giveaway :)

karamino said...

Congrats on the two years! Thanks for the giveaway)

Amanda Toms said...

Congrats on 2 years and 300 followers! I am new to the blogverse and enjoy looking at everyones lovely projects. It has inspired me to start my own blog and pick up some UFO's. My blog is still new and I don't have any followers yet but I am going to post a link to your blog because I know I'll have some soon (must think positive)

You picked such great things as gifts. The box is lovely. I would very much like to be considered for your drawing. I am adding a link to your blog on my page as soon as I get done typing. Congrats once again.

Please feel free to check out my blog http://whovianstitcher.blogspot.com/ Its small yet but I plan on adding much more this weekend.

Cath said...

Congratulations Kaye, I would love to enter your giveaway. I have been a follower for some time now and I have also blogged about your giveaway......will appear in todays blog later this afternoon.
Cath @ Bits 'n Bobs
ps....what is that book you are reading, it looks interesting (I love historical fiction....especially Tudors - from memory I think you do too)

Jan Gartlan said...

Lovely giveaway! Please enter me x

lapappilon said...

hello!
amazing!
I like your works! You are very smart! congrats!
please enter my name...


lapappilon@gmail.com

Hugs
Eva

lapappilon said...


I post in my sidebar...

http://lapappilon.blogspot.com/

Hugs
Eva

Noela said...

I am a follower and would love to be entered in your giveaway. Congratulations on your milestone. Hugs....

AnaCristina said...

I wish to enter in the draw! Can I?

:-)

Sheila said...

Congratulations on your blogaversary ! I came here via Cath and I am now a new follower . Thanks for the chance to win this great giveaway , I would love to win!

Melanie Johnson said...

Congratulations on your anniversary. I live in the USA so we have some distance between us. Your giveaway items look fantastic. Please enter me in your giveaway. Thank you Melanie Johnson

backporchcarver said...

I would love to be entered in your fabulous give away, I enjoy reading your blog but somehow I missed this one, just switched to bloglovin today and low and behold, there it was. Thanks for offering such great things. b2405@telus.net

Lynn said...

I hope I'm not too late to be entered into your fabulous giveaway. Thank you for the opportunity and for being so generous. Congratulations on 2 years of blogging, 300 posts and 300 followers. Wow!! That is some accomplishment!

Bernadett Rauski said...

Hello,

Congratulations.:)
I would like to take part in your giveaway.Thank you for it.:)
I just post about it on my blog.Until then it is on my sidebar.
http://petite-armoire.blogspot.com/
e-mail:betikrauski@gmail.com

All the best.:)
Bernadett

Bernadett Rauski said...

I just posted about your giveaway.:)

http://petite-armoire.blogspot.com/2013/07/bloglovinpartymini-sal-and-giveaways.html

inga said...

Thank you for the chance at your fabulous candy.
hugs
Gerda

inga said...

I shared on my sidebar.

Carin@Ullhärvan said...

I'm a follower and I would like to be entered in the giveaway, thankyou!

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