Wednesday, August 26, 2009

3rd Blogaversary Pressie Giveaway!

August is the month I celebrate my "3rd Blogaversary" and 240 post. Blogging has been a wonderful experience that has enriched my life in so many ways. Besides the confidence to try new things with my camera and on my computer, I have made "connections with others around the world". They have taken the time to contact me with encouraging and kind comments and I have learnt a little about their world too, wherever they may be. I truly enjoy reading the feedback from my fellow bloggers. The most "Cherished Opportunities", though, have been simply, gaining wonderful friendships that will last a lifetime.

To me it is very rewarding and soul-filling to be able to relate to others with similar passions. To know that I am not the only one who has a love for Stitching, Wool Felting, Crazy Quilting, and on and on makes me happy. vbg
The above photos are gifts for my readers. I created "Miss Sunshine" a Dotee Doll from Silk Ribbon Embroidery and lots of beads. I also made "Two Polymer Clay Projects" for you all too. The face can be used as an embellishment on a crazy quilt project or beaded for a necklace or brooch. The other piece with roses and dragonfly can also be used in the same way. I painted them with PearlEx powder and then bake them so they sparkle. The last gift is "100% Linen Flosses in 12 Pastel Colors" that might appeal to my stitching friends out there.
So there is "Three Gifts to Giveaway". All you need to do is leave me a message and your name will go in the hat for My Sweetie to draw in two weeks on September 9th. I will send the three gifts anywhere in the world. So please all leave me a message and will look forward to reading them all.
I greatly treasure all the friendships I have made over the last 3 years of blogging and these wee gifts are a small token of my appreciation. I truly look forward to another year of blogging and chatting with you all.

A Beautiful Gift from Mother Nature. Please have a look at My August Booms, I think you will enjoy looking at them. I think I write from my heart of feelings in connection with my quiet life surrounded by my beautiful gardens. I think the "Everyday Beauty" finds me more often than I find it. I walk out into my garden and find myself in awe of what Mother Nature has left me... a flower that bloomed overnight. Such a beautiful gift!! And it just appears there; I wasn't even looking for it. I grab my camera and snap a photo. I've always taken pictures of my gardens, but now I also think of sharing the pictures with my readers. I know they would enjoy seeing the beauty too. There is beauty everywhere. The above photo is of a Sedum "Autumn Joy" which I have several of.

This is a close-up of my sweeties favorite bush, the Hibiscus.

This plant is another lovely one which keeps my garden with lovely color, the beautiful Estilbe.

This lovely bush I just planted this summer. It is a Limelight Hydrangea and I can hardly wait for it to get very grand in size. It blooms change color and gives interest to the garden the whole winter.
Wish, Hope and Dream........................ Then Make it Happen!!!

Hugs,

49 comments:

Miss 376 said...

Congratulations on your blogaversary. It certainly has been a pleasure to have got to know you in a small way and enjoy sharing the things you do

Maureen said...

It is wonderful that thro' our blogs we have made friendships all over the world and hopefully will continue to do so - happy blogging - maureen x

Thelma said...

Congratulations on your blogaversary. Your garden is beautiful!

Sherri Kennedy said...

Judy, wonderful blog, love the pictures and all. Congrats on 3 great years.
Your friend from Ruthies group...
Sherri K.

Ruthie's Place said...

Hi Judy,
Always a pleasure to browse through your blog and see your wonderful garden blooms. Just gorgeous! Congratulations on your 3 years of blogging.
Warm hugs,
Ruthie

RagJó said...

Congratulations on your blogaversary (I just love this word! ;-)
Your 3 gifts are beautiful and inspiring!
Oh I love your garden! It is strange to see the hibiscus outside. This is one of my favorite plants I grow in my living room! haha
Best friendship wishes
Rags

Laurie said...

Love your flower photos!! Please sign me up for your beautiful giveaway!!! Laurie

Cathy K said...

I don't know which is lovelier, your presents or your garden flowers! Either way, great treats for the eyes, LOL. Please enter me in your drawing, and congrats on your blogaversary. I owe you a letter - loved the long newsy one I got from you. Big hugs, Cathy

Sharon said...

Seeing your beautiful Autumn Joy makes me miss mine. The Elk ate it last year and none came back. They had pulled it up. Congratulations and many more years of your blogging to come I hope. Sharon

Art4Sol said...

I look forward to many more years of visiting your wonderful place....it's been fun seeing what creative adventures you take on and of course, your beautiful garden. Thanks for sharing....you're the greatest!

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Hi, I found your blog via Art4Sol and thought I would pay you a visit, only to find you are having a giveaway! You don't have to include me in the giveaway as it's only the first time I've visited but I jus wanted to say "hi" from St. Ives and nice blog you have here!

Best wishes from Carolyn

Ann Flowers said...

Wow I love your flowers. Especially the Hibiscus, I am sure you get many ideas from them for stitching!!!

Congratulations on the 3rd year of blogging. It is a amazing adventure to share your world with others. Not only do you get so many nice friends and comments, but you share all your wonderful stitching and gorgeous flower pictures making it a inspiration and joy for us too!

Please enter me into your contest.

Ann Flowers
flowerscrazyq@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Love your gorgeous flowers! I enjoy your blog very much too! Debbie (Maine)
campmoxie@yahoo.com.au

DianeH said...

Congratulations on your 3 years of blogging. You blog is pretty and like a lovely garden stroll. Thanks so much for putting my name in.
laura84watt@gmail.com

Kate said...

OMG what a sweet little doll. Please enter me into your drawing. I also think your hydrenga is going to be magnificent.

acornmoon said...

Congratulations on three inspiring years. I am very envious of your garden, it looks so "Summery" when everything here looks like Autumn is about to happen. Summer never got going somehow!

Maddie Can Fly said...

I have many of the same flowers you do and they are lovely. Congrats on the 3 years blogging. Please enter my name in the giveaway also. Thanks!

sarwat said...

Congratulations on 3 wonderful years on the blogging sphere

Genie said...

Congratulations Judy, on 3 blogging years, Thankyou for being a blogging friend.
Hugs Genie

karen said...

Oh Judy, those threads are delicious! Please enter me in your lovely give away!!

Turtle said...

happy blogiversary! arent the gardens beautiful this year!!? i am thinking of planning a garden bed next year made for dying yarn, etc with the blooms. Lovely and useful!

Ati. said...

Congratulations with your third blogging year Judy! Isn't it wonderful that we all can enjoy the things we do and share it with eachother in blogland?
The flowers in your garden are lovely!

Kristin said...

I am so glad that I just found your site. From the minute I got to it I felt that you were a kindred spirit and it was confirmed by the Anne(with an E) of Green Gable quotes on the side. I will be adding you to my favorites.

Pam Aries said...

I a m just getting myself back into sewing and other needlework , so i thought i would check out some stitchy blogs...I love yours1

Dolores said...

Your 3rd blogaversary! Congratulations. I think we all agree that we have met and been inspired a lot of creative people through blogging. Lovely garden and lovely gifts.

Sheila said...

I just came across your blog and your things are beautiful as well as your garden. Congraulations on your blog.

Heather said...

Hi Judy... Congratulations on your 3rd year Blogaversary... your treasures are wonderful, VBG! And of course, lovely garden pics too.... sadly my Sedum "Autumn Joy" (2 to be precise), have somehow decided not to grace me with their presence any more... most likely not the best location and I probably should have moved them... seeing your pic makes me remember to perhaps try and get some next year. Hugs.

Digital Misfit said...

Congratulations on 3 beautiful years of blogging. Your creations are always inspiring.
Cheers to more years of cjstitchingandblooms!

hugs♥
Heidi
heidig@gmail.com

CAROLYN SAXBY said...

Hi Judy, thank you so much for including me in your "Special Friends" list, I am honoured!

Yes, sure, you can use my jelly bean photo on your desktop. I don't know much about the plant, I will have to find out some. All I can tell you it that every time I visit the Lizard the plant has these jelly bean thingies on it. They start of green and ripen through orange, pinky orange, pinky red then red. Some of them are greedy and have all the colours on one jelly bean! It's amazing. Did you see Libbyquilter's comment? She says it reminds her of "Donkey's Tail", but she was very surprised to see it growing outside and in this country. I will try to find out more about it and post on my next blog on "RED"

Best wishes for a lovely weekend

Carolyn x

ruthie said...

congratulations on your 3rd year of blogging. i agree with you that blogging is such a joy & a way of meeting such lovely like minded folks.i love the interesting photos of your world in this blog & am fascinated to see what your robind look like! here's to another year x Ruthie*

Melissa said...

Beautiful blog, beautiful work!

Kayla coo said...

Dear Judy,
Glad I got back in time for your give away.
You have a very inspiring garden and cogratulations on your three years of blogging!
I find it so fascinating to link up with people from all over the world and to have glimps of places I have never visited.
M x

pegsplace said...

Hello there,

I feel the same way as you! The blogging community and all of the shared activities are so motivating. The friendships we make are amazing; seeing what others do in other countries really opens us up to the world. Thanks for this draw and congratulations on your blogversary!

Laurette said...

Hi, Judy...ongratulation on your 3rd.year Bloganersary.
Your garden is one of the nicest one I seen for a long time.I did not have a garden this year,hence enjoy looking at yours.
I love"Miss Sunshine" dotee doll.You sure are gifted.
Laurette

Linda B said...

My first visit and you are having a giveaway!!
What a lovely blog, and very inspiring. I will be a follower. And I love that you are also crazy about your garden.

Liz Schaffner said...

Judy, congratulations to 3 Blog years!!! I wonder if that is like normal years or dog years ?? LOL
I love the flowers in your garden (I even have some of them...great minds think alike :-)

I would like to enter your giveaway...the embroidery floss is calling my name ( do you hear it saying "Liz"!! ..LOL)...I even have a project in mind :-)
Crossing my fingers & toes !
Hugs,Liz

dorie said...

I was just hopping from the blog 'here with T' to yours and see your post with the Lime Light. Such a surpise! It just happens that we have a green house full of those plants, and also a big piece of land is planted with them. We are growing them for the flowers, which will be cut for the auxion in Aalsmeer in the Netherlands. It is a lovely and strong plant and I'am sure you will enjoy it. Sorry to say that I don't have a blog about our greenhouses..

HELOISA EMILIA said...

Hi Judy!
Thanks for tell me about the blog aniversary!
And congratulations! The blog is really amazing!
I hope I win the gift!
Hugs!
Heloisa
from Brazil

Grace Wong said...

Congratulations for your 3rd blogaversary! The gifts are awesome!

Jasmine said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog and your kind comments. I feel as you do about the inspiration and friendships that have arisen trough blogging. I have only been learning to make felt since June 09 and have been overwhelmed by encouraging feedback and practical advice. Happy blogoversary :)

Sharne's Bit 'n' Bobs said...

Happy blogaversary.
I love the images of your flowers especially the Asiactic lillies, I have just bought some back from my mothers, brightening up my lounge. I enjoy gardening and stitching, but this year I have been doing more stitching than gardening, I muct rectify that next year.

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

Happy blogiversary! Three years! Time just speeds by doesn't it? lol

Your flowers look beautiful. I am sure your garden is like your blog - a beautiful and restful place to visit!
Hugs,
Kerry

Deepa said...

Dear Judy ..Congratulations on the 3rd year :) Hope you'll blog for many more years to come.

Hugs,
Deepa

Solstitches said...

Congratulations on your 3rd blogaversary Judy.
It is always a pleasure to come here and see some of the lovely things you make.

Hugs,
Margaret

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Everyone, WOW so many lovely and kind words you all have left me to write. I appreciate eveyone of them. Thanks soo much for taking part in my 3rd blogaversary. Hugs Judy

Judy Alexander said...

Congrats on your blogiverary. I agree that this is such a great way to get to know talented artist and their work from all over the world.

Bev C said...

Congratulations on three years of blogging. I love your flower photo's. I am going to have a good look through your blog now. Happy days.

Maggie R said...

Hi Judy..Three years already! Congratulations and thank you for your friendship and popping by my blog to visit.I Love to see you there... Everytime I wear the pin you made for me I think of you .....Thanks so much
xoxo
((((hugs))))
Maggie

Jamie Mueller said...

Congrats on your blog!! I love to blog and it is so relaxing. I enjoy getting to know people and see what they are doing!

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