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Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Giveaway post (celebrating 300 & etsy shop opening)

We went for a drive to Goolwa on the weekend. I hadn't been there since before the Hindmarsh Island bridge was built. (Can't even remember when that was!) I was lucky enough to be able to snap some sailing boats on the River Murray. I have been feeling very restless and "done" with everything the last couple of weeks. Not enough sewing or creating perhaps. The devastation of the Victorian fires has been sobering for everyone I think. (Official death toll stands at 201 with a firefighter killed today. The fires are still burning and fire fighters are still risking their lives. They say the toll will rise, because there are still people missing.) I can't pretend to have really been affected by the horror of the fires, to do so would negate the suffering of those who were actually involved I think. I think I feel like Loz described in this post. She described it in a way I hadn't even thought about. Thanks for blogging that Loz. You helped me clear my head a little.



I have been doing a little sewing this week and have actually added some bags to my etsy shop. (Have a look on the side) I "made" my etsy shop last year in January and then just let it sit there. It was all a bit scary. Mrs 24 (picklesticks) came over with grandson yesterday and I was able to pick her brain and actually get my shop up and running.



Now for the giveaway. I am working on a pieced and quilted bag.


The fabric is from a range called Soiree. I had to look "soiree" up in the dictionary. It's one of those words that I think I know what it means, but find hard to explain! A soiree is an evening gathering or party, usually for some particular purpose. So, join me in my soiree. Leave a comment and help me celebrate my 300th post and the opening of my etsy shop, and I will send a bag and some other goodies to one of you. The comments will be open until Sunday night. Check back on Monday to see the winner! I will post a photo of the prize as soon as it is completed.


Edit: A new blogger, Judith Tetley, is having a giveaway too. Pop over and have a look.

58 comments:

Julie said...

Congrats on your 300th post. That is a lot!! And on getting your Etsy shop going. I am impressed.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Well done on 300 posts! Good luck in your etsy venture. Love the soiree bag - so pretty.

Rest is not idleness said...

Gosh, 300 posts, it seems like only yesterday that I came across your blog. Well done Kris. I'm looking forward to see your bag once it's completed. Now I'll hop on over and check out your Etsy shop.
take care
Pip

Deb said...

Gosh 300-- I think I'm smart getting to 100.Many congrats. Lovely fabric in your bag Kris, you have been a busy beaver

Gina said...

Congratulations on your 300th post. I've got a few more to go.

I love the fabric you are using for the bag

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Katherine said...

Congrats on 300 posts, Kris! Bravo on getting your Etsy shop going as well. Must pop in to have a look.

Lovely fabrics for the bag you're making - so fresh and pretty.

ikkinlala said...

Congratulations on 300 posts and on getting your shop going!

Stina said...

Congratulations to you on both big events... wish you all the luck with your etsy shop!!
And of course I will join your soiree... :o)

Jantine said...

I do hope you gave Mrs 24 her brain back ;-). Those fabrics for the give away bag are lovely! Even though you made me bags before (and I do use them!) I don't mind winning another one!

maria said...

Well done on 300 posts. Wow.
I've not seen the soire fabric before. It looks lovely.
Maria

Judith said...

Congratulations on your Etsy opening and 300th post. I'm all for having an "interesting life"...no matter what...so good on you for keeping your journey going and making it interesting for all of us. Love the Soiree (party) fabric's!

Cosy said...

Eeeeeeeeeeeeeee! 300 posts! Congratulations Kris, that's a great milestone. I can only hope I'll get there one day.

I've thoroughly enjoyed reading your blog and getting to know you. Here's to many more blog posts.

Carolyn

Levin (and Emily) said...

welcome back!
i love the little bags in your etsy shop. i've been wanting to open one too but have been a little daunted at this stage. perhaps i need Mrs 24 to give me a hand. perhaps i could ask emily in the holidays. firstly i think i should do some sewing to sell.
congratulations on your 300th post. i've really enjoyed reading about your life and especially your family who represent everything a family should (to me).
love
l
x

Jenny said...

Happy Happy 300th post and many more to come and good luck with your etsy shop:)

Lorraine said...

Looking forward to the next 300 posts.....and I wouldn't say no to having that cute bag in my house....the only soiree I have had lately is work related....I guess a morning tea for the Governor could be called a soiree....does organising it and cooking for it count? LOL

Mary said...

Wow! 300 posts AND an Etsy shop - Congratulations!

quiltygal said...

WOW 300 posts what an achievement...the boats look so cool in this heat but Im amazed that there was actually water in the Murray for them to sail on!! are you going to the Quilt fabric delights retreat in April??

cindyr said...

Congrats on your 300th post. I am interested in your giveaway.
cindy
crangellaw@yahoo.com
blog: lqs-ohmy.blogspot.com

Jeanette said...

Congratulations on your 300th post & the opening of your etsy shop. Your giveaway sounds lovely so please count me in.

Janine B said...

congrats on 300 posts and good luck with the etsy shop. i will start a blog one day...
just too busy reading everyone else's!!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your 300th post. Here's to another 300. Enjoy your blog. Love the fresh fabrics of "Soiree". Best wishes. Sue

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Congratulations on 300 posts that is just fantastic, I enjoy reading your blog...Soiree just nice fabric...and your new bags are lovely...

Jo in TAS said...

Woo! Hoo! 300 posts, what and achievement! Cheers to many more!!
Hugs
Jo in TAS

wjcsydney said...

I love your blog - what a great reason to comment. The fires are so very sobering. Hard to settle to anything with the thought of the devastation to so many lives always in the back ofour minds.

The Patchwork Apple- Jane said...

A 'Soiree' reminds me of Mrs. Bucket from 'Keeping up Appearances'. Didn't she have much the same. Moonlit suppers or something? I can see her in a pink and green floral number!
Congrats on your 300th!

Sandi said...

Congrats on your 300th post and your etsy shop, wow! Your bag is lovely - beautiful floral fabric- very summery.

Vangie said...

I just found your blog and would love to enter your giveaway. Those are beautiful fabrics. I am off to check out your etsy shop.

Nell said...

When I think "Soiree" I always think of those novels about the Brits in India (ladies in flowing white gowns swanning about the gardens being fanned by brightly coloured natives!)
I love the fresh spring colours in the bag. Congrats on your etsy store and your 300th post!

Simone de Klerk said...

Congratulations to you, Kris! 300 posts and a new adventure on etsy. Wow. The fabrics you picked for your giveaway are adorable! Bright and happy.
Have a lovely week (O:

ozjane said...

Happy 300 and like you I love having the Moda collections. I am not quite so good at making them up.
However I have a giveaway and I do not know which bag or fabric will be used, but I gave a couple of 'maybe' examples.
I celebrated 300, meant to celebrate 500 but I went to blog and found I had made it to 600.

Know a little of how you feel about being guilty that life goes on. Two people I know have lost their lives and another family have lost their home, just 2 years old. He built it. But they, children, dog and vehicles are safe.

I have a birthday in Feb...the week of the fires and it is horrible so often here in that month. Do not think I would ever arrange a big party.

So come check my giveaway as well.

Sue Cahill said...

300 posts, what a grand milestone!!

Thanks for the opportunity to share in the celebration.

Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

Darlene said...

Congratulations on your 300th post. I've got many, many more to go.

The fabric you are using for the bag is fantastic. I might have to hunt them down for myself

Lisa said...

300 Posts...that is FABULOUS!!! The fabric for your bag is beautiful and I would love to be the one to receive it!!!!! I will definitely be checking out your etsy shop! Have a great day!

Luntville said...

Have fun! YOur site looks great.

Luntville said...

I read on. I am LDS too. It truley is a small world.

picklesticks said...

I am so impressed, 300 posts. I am just approaching 100. The fabric looks great and I am sure will make a great bag!

NoƩmia said...

Congratulations on your Etsy opening and 300th post!Yes you have explain very well the meaning of soiree, a go out, a staing out late at night: dinning, in a concert or a theater. Hugs

Chris said...

Congratulations on your 300th post and your Esty shop. What an accomplishment!

Marit said...

Congrats on 300 posts! The fabrics are so beautiful. I will love to join your give away.

Annette said...

Wow 300 posts!! Congratulations. And best wishes for your new Etsy shop...I have a feeling you'll do great.

Tozz said...

Congrats on your 300th blog post. Its a beautiful blog too!!
Love the fabrics and love the new word Soiree :)

joolzmac said...

Hi Kris

Congrats on 300 posts! I'm coming up to my 100th very soon.
Love the bag, such pretty colours and patterns. Only wish I had time to attempt something like that and more to the point, brains to get the job done. I seem to be fabric and sewing machine illiterate. Ah, well - horses for courses, they say. I can make a mean 'Melting Moment' biscuit!

Cheers - Joolz

Bev C said...

Congratulations on your 300th post. Your colours you have chosen for the bag are just beautiful. I hope you have a good weekend. Happy days.

Lotti said...

You know the thing I love most about your blog.....apart from all the good stuff you tell us.....is the great photos that you put on there.....I love it. I love the sea and think your photo of the yacht is so good. Like I've said before I got into blogging because of you and it's one of the best things I've ever done. Whether people read it or not, or comment or not.....I enjoy it. Heck, I'm only up to almost 50 posts....300 that's great.

Barbara said...

Soiree is certainly beautiful. Congratulations on your 300th post. No blog for me yet. Seriously thinking about starting one, but will need lots of help.
Yours is wonderful.
Barbara
pantex33@dishmail.net

robin said...

pretty, pretty fabrics. can't wait to see the finished product. or win it! i could handle that.

my mom, barbara, just commented for this giveaway, too. i am trying to set up my blog so i can help her, but i'm having a little trouble. do you mind me asking what template you use for your blog? i want something clean and not busy. any help would be great!

Suzanne said...

I liked Loz post on her feelings too...congrads on the big 300!

Anonymous said...

Hello judith sent us
just stopping in to say i would love a chance to win this lovely bag
what a treat
have a great day and congrats on the milestone in posting
ter

Anonymous said...

300 posts thaat is something special to celebrate!! Best luck on your future blogging. Bonnie in Tx.baw78413@yahoo.com

Handmade by Mai said...

Congratulations with 300th post, you have a nice blog and I looking forward to look at your etsy shop.

Olaug said...

congratulations on your 300th post. I was send har by abyquilt the colour you use ar just wonderful. Olaug from Norway

Carlotta said...

Abyqyilt sent me here, and I just want to say, WOOHOO!! Congratulations on your 300th post, and especially the opening of your etsy shop!

Lisalou said...

Good luck with your shop!! I love the colors in your fabrics. Thanks!

lisaallbright@hotmail dot com

MissyMack said...

300 posts?!!! Wow!! I'm only up to 43, and creating a giveaway for my 50th post! And I think that's alot!
Congratulations on your 300 posts, and that fabric looks absolutely devine! I have to say, I love the word Soiree. There are some words that just sound lovely and roll easily off the tongue.
Am looking forward to seeing the finished item!

Valerie said...

I would love to be in your give away. I would be honored to win this. Is that positive thinking or what??

debbie said...

Congrats on your 300th looks like you will get 300 comments.

Leanne said...

I know I am to late for the give away but congrats on the 300. I miss the Goolwa ferry the bridge just doesn't do it for me.

Kate said...

Oops see what happens when life gets in the way, I am too late for your draw :( but had to say

CONGRATULAIONS on 300 posts.

and I love love love the fabric range it is just gorgeous

Have a great day :)