Tuesday, May 11, 2010

The first anniversary of my blog and a celebration give-away

Today marks the lst year anniversary of my blog. Coincidentally, over night the number of WMN Facebook fans topped 700! This sounds like the perfect time to celebrate with a give-away!
I'll randomly choose 1 winner for every 50 comments, with a maximum of 6 winners. The give-away winner(s) can choose any 2 of my retail designs

To be eligible for the give-away:
1--Leave a comment for today's blog post.
2--Leave only one comment.
3--Make sure there is a way for me to contact you should you be one of the winners. If you have a blog, I should be able to get your contact information there. If not, either post your email address with your comment or check for your name once I announce the winners on Thursday, May 20th.
4--After I announce the give-away winners, you will have 72 hours to claim your prize. If I haven't heard from you by then, I'll choose another name.

It has been so much hearing from so many of you either through the blog or through Facebook.

Good luck, and thank you very much for your continued support and enthusiasm for my designs!!

154 comments:

shakatak66 said...

Oh my goodness, has it been 12 months already? Doesn't time fly?? I'd love to go into the draw, if that's OK - your blog is one of my daily treats to view, I always know in advance it's going to hold a visual treat :D

Divinenanny said...

I love to enter too. I love your designs and your blog, happy anniversary!

Anonymous said...

I love your designs. Please teach a class in the metro NY/NJ area someday!! I'd love a chance. Thank you, Nancy

Hedghogmom@aol.com

Cari said...

Good Morning Ellen!! Thanks so much for your anniversary give-away! I'm excited to enter!! Have a wonderful week!!

~ Stitchin Sweet Sue ~ said...

Wow, thx Ellen, sounds like fun, good luck to all! Congrats on your first year anni, I've so much enjoyed following you ~ but not so glad to be a year older ~lol!

Sweet Stitchin...

stitchinsweetsue at gmail dot com (remove spaces)

Judy said...

Ellen, Congratulations on your one year anniversary of your blog. Love your designs.

Judysacre@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Hey Ellen,
thanks for the give away. I am so excited about your class in San antonio.
May you have a blessed day.
Nicole Rutledge

Cari-in-VA said...

I love giveaways! Please enter my name in your drawing - thanks so much, Ellen.

Vivi said...

congratulations for this first birthday, and please add to me too.

etinterrapax said...

Congratulations--two milestones! I've just loved being able to read the blog and get to know you better. I've been a fan of your designs for years, and the newsletter has made me feel like I really have something to contribute to the needlework community. I'm so grateful to you for giving stitchers so many ways to connect.

pj said...

Congratulations! We are so happy that you are blogging and we love your designs. Please enter me in your giveaway and I wish you many more years of stitcher happiness! pj
pjstitcher at mchsi dot com

Lisa Clarke said...

Happy Anniversary! Please enter my name in the giveaway!! Take care
Lisa Clarke
www.misplacedinmichigan.blogspot.com
jeffandlisaclarke@gmail.com

Lisa said...

Congratulations, Ellen! It seems like it was just yesterday you told me about your blog at the QCSG guild meeting. What fun! Here's to another year...cheers!

Lisa P.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your one-year blog anniversary! kelley secrest at kmsecr0@uky.edu. Thanks!

Margaret said...

Happy blogiversary! Thank you for the generous giveaway! I hope I win! lol!

Jennifer said...

Happy celebration! Please count me in for you generous giveaway!

Jennifer Dalenberg
Feathers in the Nest

natalie said...

Happy blogaversary! Thanks for the generous giveaway!

Ancilla said...

Happy anniversary!
I found your website accidentally, but I'm very happy to meet you and your wonderful designs. I'm really tempted to stitch all of them :)
Please count me in to this giveaway:
ancillaxxx
@gmail.com

ancilla1.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Thanks Ellen for your great give a way. I would love a chance. Thanks Pat Matejcek
matejcekpat@yahoo.com

Stitching Princess said...

Happy Anniversary! Thanks for the give away opportunity.

Marybeth Markland - Rochester, MN

Nela said...

Jijiji ellen va a abrir una caja de Pandora..... es logico que sus fans aumenten...
Ante todo, felicidades, esperemos que este espacio continue.... que Dios derrame mucha salud en vuestra vida... y muchos exitos...
Feliz aniversario...
creo que ubicarme sera facil...
en cualquier momento yo voy a escribirle un mensaje particular...

Ma Teakettle said...

OMW, Ellen, you are too generous! May I please be entered? Congratulations!

Thanks for visiting my blog and your sweet comment...I would love to have you post my finish wherever you want...after all it was your creative mind that brought it to me, I was just the hand that wrought it :) A good team indeed!

Hugs
Karyn

mariaerba said...

Happy celebration ;)
ciao Maria

Giovanna said...

I'd love to enter the draw please - and congratulations on your first year of blogging!

Kelly said...

Congratulations on your first year. Thanks for sharing all your great projects.

Nicole said...

I would love to be entered in your giveaway! Thanks!! :)

Missy Ann said...

Happy Birthday WMN Blog!

melissadotwalkeratgmaildotcom

Bethany said...

Ellen,

Where has the year gone. I couldn't believe it, when I went on this morning and you were posting a year. It just seems like everyday is going by so quickly. Too many projects and not enough time, but then again, there's always room for more. Congratulation.

Laurie in Iowa said...

Happy Blogaversary Ellen! Looking forward to another year of lovely posts from you. Please enter my name in your giveaway.
Thanks!

Sandy said...

Congratulations. Please include me in your drawing. I love your designs.
sandyxstitcher@gmail.com

Julie said...

I love your designs and am looking forward to continuing to read your blog. Thank you for this opportunity!

Julie

jsteinbarger @ cox.net

Anonymous said...

Hi, Ellen. I love your blog and your patterns. I recently finished "Emblem of Love." Beautiful. I look forward to stitching more of your designs and appreciate the chance to win your generous giveaway.

Happy Blog Anniversary.

Letty
two-over-two@sbcglobal.net

Jenny in Florida said...

Ellen...congrats on the blog and the fans! I love your designs!! Pick me!
Jenny in Florida
jenny.brooks@verizon.net

natalyK said...

Ellen Congratulations on you blog anniversary. I love that you share completed projects of your designs.

natkoplovsky@aol.com

Delania said...

I love your blog. You always keep it current and interesting.

Nancy said...

Congratulations for reaching 700 fans - WOW! Please enter my name in your giveaway Ellen.

Katie said...

What a treat winning would be! Your designs are wonderful!
katieonthebluff@gmail.com

Jenny Moore said...

Congratulations Ellen! That is very cool to have so many fans! And Happy Anniversary! :)

Jenny
thestitchershideaway@satx.rr.com

kmaurer said...

Thanks so much for hosting a giveaway. I have so many of your designs on my wish-list!

I love following your blog and seeing various projects finished. That's how so many of them ended up on my wish list!

maurer dot katie at gmail dot com

Kathy said...

Congrats on your blogiversary. That is a great accomplishment. Thanks for doing a giveaway.

dixiesamplar said...

Congrats Ellen...and thank you for providing us with a wonderful blog to read and year sof beautiful designs to stitch!

I would be honored to be included in your celebration giveaway!

dixiesamplardesigns@yahoo.com
HAPPY STITCHIN'
Terri

Barbeeque4 said...

Congratulations!!! Please throw my name into your super drawing!!

edgar

Arlene said...

Congrats on your anniversary. I love you designs and am working on Quaker Hornbooks. Please include me in the give away. MY email address is arleneharris35@gmail.com

Sandye said...

Congrats for the one year anniversary. Hopefully I will have a pic of my Quaker Hornbook for you before another year passes!

Sandye (fionna13@gmail.com)

Lelia said...

Yay -- a giveaway to honor blogging x 1 year AND Congrats on having reached 700 fans on FB!

Always, L.

leliaevelyn (at) gmail (dot) com

saras said...

Congratulations on one year in blogland! :) I'd love to enter your giveaway!

Nic said...

congratulations on reaching these milestones - I'd love to be entered into your draw - thank you!

Katrina said...

happy blogaversary! I'd love to be entered in the drawing :-). Katrinad64 at gmail dot com.

Pat said...

Happy Anniversary, I follow your blog and facebook entries, and enjoy seeing all of your beautiful designs. I am looking forward to the next 12 months and beyond.
http://quiltsandotherhobbies.blogspot.com

Ledana said...

Congratulations on anniversary of your blog! I love your designs! Please, count me in.
Tania
ledana14@yandex.ru

Anonymous said...

Happy anniversary! Please enter me.

Thanks,
Carol S

simmcar@comcast.net

valerie said...

Congrats on these two milestones! I enjoy reading your blog and seeing how others have stitched up your designs. I would love to be entered in your giveaway. Happy Anniversary!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Ellen! I too love reading your post every day. I'd love to be in the drawing to add another couple of your wonderful designs to my stash!

JulieH
paradocs@palacenet.net

pam1228 said...

Congratulations on your anniversary!!! I would love to be entered into your drawing. Thanks for the chance.
Pam
pam1228@aol.com

Teresa S. said...

Congratulations on your first blogoversary! Time really flies! I just purchased A for an Apple on ebay and am looking forward to my first project of yours. All the best!

Kat said...

Happy Anniversary! May I also be entered in your drawing? Woo HOO!

stitchesall@yahoo.com said...

A very Happy Anniversary!! Please enter me in your drawing.
shop4baskets@aol.com

Ann said...

Love reading your blog. Please enter me in your giveaway. Thanks for the chance.
Ann
abrown72006@yahoo.com

K-G Knitter said...

Congrats on your first blog anniversary!!!

bemgelado (at) aol (dot) com

missy said...

HAPPY BLOGAVERSARY!!!! Did it seem like a year or did the time fly by?

Thank you for the lovely contest.

hugs
-missy-

Pro One said...

Happy Birthday Mrs. Chester on your blog. While I am not knew to cross stitching I am new to Blogging. I recently came across your blogspot and I have spent some time going through all your written entries and have throughly enjoyed myself. I look forward to reading your blog each day to see what new tidbit you have added. I would really love to be entered into your drawing and stitching some of your Quaker designs that I have fallen in love with. Thank you for your wonderful designs.


Sincerely,
Melissa
melissamanes@cox.net

connie said...

Happy blog anniversary..enter me into your drawing.thank-you Connie

kissmyaster@msn.com

Anonymous said...

A whole year! Time does fly! Your blog is still my favorite and I visit everyday.

Donna G

Anonymous said...

Happy blogiversary Ellen!
I'm finally getting around to stitching some of the projects I got from you when you were in Columbus, OH for State Day in 2008. Now I'm starting the Quaker Turtles and the Hornbook.
Pick me, pick me! I hope I win the drawing!
Diane

embrodr@insight.rr.com

Robert said...

Congratulations Ellen on the anniversary of your blog. I really like following you through the blog instead of just through the newsletter. Looking forward to new designs.

Binky's Blog said...

Congrats on your anniversary!! I enjoy your patterns. Please add my name for your drawing.
Brenda Jeannette
threadsandneedles at yahoo dot com

Pam said...

It's hard to believe it's been one year! I really enjoy your posts and get inspired by all the completed work everyone has done. Just love all your designs.
Pam

tmypml.jones@gmail.com

Carol R said...

Congratulations on your blogoveresary. Please enter me into your draw

Jacqueline Korteland Boller said...

Congrats on the anniversary of your blog! I sure love your designs and would love to be part of your give away!!

Jackie
jkboller@juno.com

stormybrew57 said...

I have been reading cross stitch blogs for just about a year and yours is one of my favorites. Thank You for a chance to win. Beth (Stormybrew57@aol.com)

Leanna said...

WoW, I love your blog. I am only new to it, but I have been doing a lot of back-reading! I am currently working on my Quaker Turtle family, and I love them to bits! Every chance I have to work on them...which isn't often enough...I marvel at your creativity. You are such a talent, Ellen!

Please enter me into your draw. I just love your designs! :D Leanna.
(rlobirek@mts.net)

Daffycat said...

Wishing you a happy blogoversary, Ellen! Enter me in the draw, please!

Michele said...

Congratulations on you blogaversary!

Wanda said...

Congratulations on your blog anniversary. Would love to win one of your patterns.
wanda from TX

Kim said...

Ellen, Happy Anniversary! Love your blog and your designs. Please come to Alaska and teach some classes.

cathie said...

Dosen't time fly when you are having fun. Thank you for your lovely blog and Happy Anniversary. Would love to win one of your Patterns. Cathie from oz.

Paula C. said...

Oh! Please enter my name into the drawing! I know there are at least two more of your charts that I would love to have so I am keeping my fingers crossed! My email is in my profile but I will also keep checking since you are in my google reader. Thanks for such a wonderful offering and happy blogiversary =)

Mary Beth said...

Congratulations on your 1 year anniversary, Ellen!! And thank you for your wonderful designs!

maria said...

Happy anniversary Ellen!! Please enter my name and thank you for your lovely designs.


mariaquell@hotmail.com

Patty C. said...

Yeah
What a fabulous Giveaway
Count me in - your designs are wonderful :)
(pccrafty.blogspot.com)

Sue in Australia said...

Happy Anniversary Ellen. How wonderful and 700 fans WOW.

Anonymous said...

Hi! How wonderful to celebrate with so many fans! I love your designs and it looks like alot of other ladies do too! Thanks for your wonderful work!

Sue
sfarupbirdsall@aim.com

Diana said...

Congratulations on 1 year of blogging! I enjoy seeing people's finishes and hearing about your family. Hope you continue to make blogging a part of your life for many more years.

diana.h@comcast.net

Moreen said...

Happy anniversary. I would love to be entered in the draw to win one of your wonderful designs.
Thank you for the opportunity.

FayeRaye said...

Happy Blogaversary~~ Isnt it an awesome feeling knowing so many people take the time to find your blog and comment on your wonderful work~~ I know I am thankful for your blog~~ Please enter me in your giveaway.... Faye
carolinastitcher.blogspot.com

Christine said...

lovely stitching...fun to enter your giveaway!

Witch of Stitches said...

I enjoy your designs and your blog! Please enter me in your give-a-way.
stregalibby@aol.com

SilkLover said...

Congratulations, Ellen! Your designs are lovely, so it is not suprising you have that many followers on Facebook. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway!
juels51@yahoo.com

Kim R. said...

Congratulations!! I'd love a chance to enter your wonderful giveaway :)
Thanks,
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I try to read your blog each time I'm on the computer. Congratulations on a wonderful and informative first year.

sampler45@earthlink.net

Kim said...

Happy Anniversay!!! I love your blog and have many of your designs!!!! Please enter me in your drawing!! thankful-kim.blogspot.com

Lynn said...

Happy first anniversary! I love your blog. Please enter me in your drawing.
codocat@yahoo.com

PegC said...
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Jules said...

Congratulations on 1 and 700!

I am excited to submit this entry for your giveaway!!!

Julie
frggygrl@aol.com

Jean AR said...

Congratulations on completing your first year with the blog! Your site is always interesting and the give a way just adds to this.

Jean AR
steele5j@centurytel.net

DonnaTN said...

Congratulations on 2 milestones at once! I would love to be included in your give away drawing. Thank you for a great blog!
ladybug8@bellsouth.net

Merilde said...

Congratulations! I love your designs and all that you do! Please include me in your drawing.
Thank you.
Lori
house1795@tds.net

Barbara J Martin said...

Happy anniversary! I love your designs. I just finished the stitching on the turtles and will start the Bunnies in the Garden shortly.
Please enter me in the drawing.
baba222091@aol.com from Texas

Colleen said...

Happy Blogiversary Ellen and your milestone! Thanks for being part of my daily ritual and sharing your ups and downs. It's the stitching that keeps us glued together.
Colleen
cmbbaer@yahoo.com

Colorado Stitcher said...

Congrats on the anniversary. My blog had it's one year anniv. in March and isn't it fun!! Thanks for the chance at the giveaway.

Susan said...

Congratulations on your Blogiversary, Ellen! I look forward to another great year of reading your blog and looking at your wonderful designs.

LaRue said...

Gosh, I must have started reading your blog on the first day. I check it every day. I'd love to win one of your designs. Thanks for the opportunity.

Natalia said...

Congratulations on your first anniversary !!!

Royle said...

I enjoy your blog and your newsletter.

jean said...

Congratulations on being part of the blogging community for a whole year. I enjoy reading your blog keep em coming. Thank you for the opportunity to leave a comment to be in the draw.

Sandra said...

What a lot of comments today Ellen. I would love to be entered in the draw please and hope you have many more years of designing and blogging.

Sheila said...

Thanks for a great blog and your great designs :)
Please enter me in your giveaway.
Many thanks.

Zlata said...

Congratulations on your one year anniversary of your blog!!!
I love your designs very long time!
Please include me in your drawing:)

Hugs from Ukraine

Christine said...

Congratulations on a year of blogging. Please enter my name in your giveaway

Marion and Steve said...

Congratulations on your first year. I love your blog and your designs

Stchnbee said...

Congrats--please enter me in the drawing--what fun!

stchnbee@aol.com

Ine M said...

Congratulations with this happy event.
It is always a pleasure to read your blog.

Ine M

Carol said...

Congratulations on one year of blogging! I would love to be entered into your giveaway--thanks for the chance :)

Karoline said...

Congratulations on your first year of blogging Ellen

Katie Cogswell said...

Congratulations! I've loved reading your blog this past year. Thank you for your patterns. They've provided me with many happy stitching hours :)
katherineemilycogswell@comcast.net

dq said...

congratulations on a blog well done!

dq

Sherry said...

Hi Ellen - happy one year...love your blog and would love to have more of your designs. I am currently down to two bands left and then it's work on my huswife from when you came to LLC EGA in Michigan last year...it's a must finish for 2010 so I can start on Mrs. W. Please enter my name!

Alexandrina said...

Hellen! I love your blog an I love your designs! Happy Blogoversary!
Alexandrina from Moscow

Tedra said...

Hi Ellen - I love reading your blog and I know which patterns I'd love to have if I won! - I'm also enjoying the Acorn Sewing Case SAL! - will be working quite a bit on it this weekend at a getaway to Flagstaff, AZ!

Tedra Raden, Phoenix, AZ
trsamcat@cox.net

suzel said...

Thank you for your blog, for sharing this cute thinks with us.
Happy bloganniversary.
Kisses from france.

Anonymous said...

I hope I am not too late in sending off my congratulations on your one year anniversary. I love reading your blog, as well as your newsletter.
Hope I am lucky and win one of your give aways.
Maria

Anonymous said...

Love reading your blog, FB posts and your designs.

Judy
Houston TX

stitchkat said...

Happy Anniversary, Ellen! Your blog is one of my regular treats - you're in my top 3: you, Needleprint, & Thistle Threads for the jacket project. I enjoy your designs very much, have entirely too many of them that are WIPs and would love to have more. Please enter me in the draw for treats!
Katherine
stitchkat@google.com

Chrissie said...

Congratulations on one year of blogging Ellen. Your blog is always very interesting. Please enter me in the draw.

Chrissie

Marsha said...

I love your blog Ellen. I can't believe it's been a year already. Hope you have safe and fun trips to your classes.

marylin & poussy said...

Very happy birthday and long life in your blog!
Best regards of France

Allyson said...

Many congratulations on your one year and 700 Facebook fans.

Here's to the next year!

allysonDOTdisneyATbtinternetDOTcom

Vasilinka said...

Thanks for the chance
Greetings from Ukraine
http://vasylynkinyprodelki.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

Love reading your blog. Continued success to you! Sandy Muir

Amy Goddard said...

Thanks Ellen for your wonderful blog and all your fantastic designs. Hope that I win - I love all of your designs. Amy Goddard

JOLENE said...

Happy Blogiversary! You are now pushing 400 days old! (lol) Congrats, and I would love to enter your giveaway. Smiles....

Valerie said...

Happy Blogiversary! I just love your blog and your designs are, as always, beautiful! I would love to be entered in your drawing! Again, congrats! :-)

Lindsay said...

Happy Blogiversary and what a generous way to celebrate but it's very fitting with the first one being paper!

Suzanne said...

Happy Blogaversary! I love your designs and am almost finished stitching An Emblem Of Love as part of a RR. I would love to be entered into your draw. Thanks!

Bella said...

Happy Blogaversary. Love your designs and reading the blog. Thank you for a chance in the give away.
bbrownt00@yahoo.com

Ellen said...

I love your designs, please enter me in your giveaway.

Hugs,

Natasha said...

Happy celebration! Please count me in for you generous giveaway!Thank you

Terri said...

I would love to be entered into your drawing!
I love your designs!

My blog - www.tprosesblog.blogspot.com
or email tpatterson2@indy.rr.com

Denise said...

Happy Anniversary! Time flies, doesn't it?!!
I, too, love your designs - so detailed. One of the many things I like about your blog, is that you post often and have such good photos.
Continued success and best wishes,
Denise
denisebrown111@yahoo.com

angela said...

I thoroughly enjoy reading your blog and seeing your new projects. Happy Anniversary.
angelas@htc.net

Patti said...

Gosh there are only 140 people before me. As you know I love your blog and your designs and I want to wish you a HUGE HAPPY BLOGAVERSARY!
Lots and lots of Love
Patti xxx

Robin said...

One Year? My, how time flies! Congrats! Love your designs and enjoy reading your blog.

robinndlwk@ao.com

Robin said...

Please count me in. I love your designs and enjoy your blog! Thanks for sharing.

Robin
red1974@hotmail.com

Marion said...

I'd love to enter! I enjoy your designs and have a few!
Take care
Marion
LNMGoulding@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Hi Ellen

I visited your blog for some inspiration since I took two classes from you last spring here in Michigan. All the finished projects are so lovely--I really must get working on my class projects. Thanks for all you do...I had such a great time being at the classes and everything being sampler related.

Denise A (denisearcher@chartermi.net)

Jean said...

I always look forward to your blog posts. Congratulations on your blog's anniversary, wishing many more years to come

Jean (jcantley.phelps@gmail.com)

Martamadrid said...

I do like your designs too, and didn't know about your site in facebook. Of course I'll join in a minute.
Wish you many more years of success.
Love,
Marta.
mmayuso2@gmail.com

CalamityJr said...

Congratulations! I'd be thrilled to win any of your beautiful designs, so please count me in!

Mary Jane
calamityjr@sbcglobal.net

Merilde said...

Dear Ellen,
I had been a reader of your newsletter and enjoy your blog - not to mention your designs! Congratulations and thanks for all you do. I'd love to be entered.
Lori
house1795@tds.net

PegC said...

Deleted 1st comment! Forgot to leave contact info! Best wishes on your first of hopefully many anniversaries! I'd love to enter your draw.
pegcoleman@fineenamels.com

Hillery said...

Please enter me in your giveaway. I hope I'm not too late.
pthholmes@msn.com

rebecca said...

Congratulations on your blog aniversary. I have enjoyed it so much. I also enjoyed when you came to teach in Dubuque, Iowa for MRSG.
If I am so lucky you can contact me at mrebec4@q.com.
Thank you.

Ellen said...

Thank you to everyone who left comments on the blog. Your kind words really warmed my heart.

The deadline for leaving comments to be eligible for the giveway was at 12pm EDST on Tuesday. On Thursday, I'll announce the winners.

Pat in GA said...

I also stitched the Maidens of the Sea for Terri's shop in Buford. I was hoping to get to your class there but have a husband with a medical problem. I love your designs and would love to do more of them. Maybe I will be lucky! Happy Anniversary on your blog!

Pat Allums pallums@aol.com