Friday, January 18, 2013

...and a giveaway!


As part of the "Grow Your Blog Party" hosted by Vicki at Two Bags Full, I'm having a very simple little celebratory giveaway.  

My first!  And the blog is only 4 days old!  I feel a little weepy.


Anyone can enter!

Just post a comment saying which of the two prizes you would like to win, and include a way to contact you (email, ravelry id, bloglink).  You don't have to have a blog, and you don't have to "follow" my blog (although of course that would be nice, but really, you don't have to!) One entry per person, please, and anonymous comments will not be entered.  Just email me at the address in my profile if you have any kind of problem posting.

Anyone can win, anywhere in the world!  

If you win, your prize will get an all-expenses-paid luxury trip in a series of mailbags, right to your very door!

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There are two prizes, and I found both at the Snow Leopard Trust.

I love the Snow Leopard Trust.  They approach a complicated conservation problem in a culturally-sensitive, multi-faceted way, and they do it really, really well.  Animals, indigenous peoples, cultures, and habitats all benefit.  Love. Them.

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Now the prizes!

First, this itsy-bitsy embroidered coin purse:



These little purses are made by women living in the Sagsai region of Mongolia.  The designs are traditional.

This one is 4" square, made of chocolate brown cotton and embroidered in turquoise and rich purple.  It is fully lined, and has a zipper across one entire end, and a little grab-loop.  I use mine for knitting notions, like stitch markers and point protectors.

And a tape measure.  And fold-up scissors.  And you get the picture  ;)


The same embroidery colors are reversed on the other side.  Cute, no?
If you would like to win the embroidered coin purse, just shout out "coin purse!" in your comment.


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The second prize is one of these felted wool eyeglass cases.  I couldn't choose one, so I got two, and now YOU have to choose.

(So glad that pressure is off!)



Each has a traditional Krygyz design embroidered on the front.  The back is solid felt in the same color as the front, either a nice camel tan or a rich dark grey.  They are about 7" by 3.5", are lined in soft cotton, and are open at one end.


If you would rather win an eyeglass case than a tiny embroidered coin purse, just say, "Tan case!" or "Grey case!" in your comment, and your name will be entered in the eyeglass case drawing.

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Entries are open until midnight Eastern Time, Thursday, 31st January.
I will draw the winners and announce them on this blog
on Friday, the 1st of February.

Depending on the number of entries, the drawing will be done using either slips of paper in a hat (1 to 30 entries per prize) or a random number generator (31 to one billion entries).  It's up to you!

Thank you for visiting, and good luck  :)


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140 comments:

  1. Hi found you on Grow your blog...love your work I'm learning to felt ... so I'm sure to enjoy your interesting blogs...Thanks

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    1. Thanks for visiting! So far, my felting has been accidental - a pair of wool & silk socks that got into the laundry basket by mistake. But I'm planning to felt an old sweater to make slippers :)

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  2. hi. a new follower of your blog. i love the "coin purse" ... so creative. glad to have meet you through the blog party. have a great weekend. please stop by my blog soon. all the best to you. big hugs. ( :

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    1. Not sure whether to reply here or in your blog, or both, but you are in the drawing :)

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  3. Hi there, new follower from the Party...I think you're my first international blog! Yay!!

    Swing by www.highheeledmama.com and follow back if you'd like!

    Happy Saturday!!

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    1. I think we are both in the US, but my giveaway prizes are certainly international! :)

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  4. Hi Another new followe from the grow your blog party! Good luck!

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    1. Hi Dawn - thanks for the tip about weaving guilds - I will check that out!

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  5. Hi Quinn, Blogging is so much fun, I'm sure you will enjoy it and meet lots of nice people. I love the coin purse.

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    1. Just to let you know you are in the drawing :)

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  6. Lovely to read your blog, Quinn. I have to say that, together with cats, llamas and donkeys goats are a favourite animal. I dream that one day I'm going to have a donkey and a goat. I even have their names picked out...but I don't think they'd fit in our tiny courtyard at the moment!!
    I will shout out COIN PURSE! But that's not really why I'm here. It's just for the pleasure of meeting you! I'm another new follower

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    1. Thanks so much - just want you to know you are in the drawing :)

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  7. Happy Saturday! and Happy 4th Day!!! :)
    Gray case...

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    1. Thank you and thank you, and you are entered in the drawing!

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  8. Nice to meet you Quinn and I want to hear about the goats and hens LOL I think if I had to choose it would be the tan holder. Can't wait to come back and read more of your blog. Hugs!

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    1. If the goats could type, THEY would start a blog! The hens are already too busy, but the goats need a hobby :)

      You are in the drawing!

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  9. Just hopped over from the blog party. Your blog may be just days old but you're off to such a great start and your photos are wonderful. Count me in as one of your followers...I'm adding you as soon as I finish this. I'm looking forward to your future posts. Happy blogging!

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    1. Wow, thank you for the encouragement! I'll be over soon :)

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  10. What a lovely blog!

    Please enter me for the "coin purse!"

    ~McKenna
    http://chiccrafting.blogspot.com/

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  11. This is a fantastic give away!! I can't wait for the draw :)
    Found you on GYB and I look forward to reading more!

    -Jade @ www.muffinteahouse.com

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    1. Why, thank you! But you must tell me which prize you would like to win! :)

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    2. I would like to be entered into the tan case please!!

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  12. Im with you re the snow leapards......!
    Dont worry about entering me for the giveaway, I just wanted to give you my support for your blog!
    Love those goats!!!

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    1. Thank you so much, for your support for me AND for the Snow Leopards!

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  13. Hi--I should be knitting on my pair of socks right now--but am having more fun reading and finding some new friends today--
    Hugs, Di and miss gracie

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    1. Haha! I know just what you mean. Thanks for visiting! :)

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  14. I am loving the Blog Party. Hope you are, too! It's great fun! Wish I could knit socks. I can however, knit a scarf a mile long:) It wraps and wraps and wraps you up for winter warmth, that is for sure. BLOG ON!

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    1. I think you're in good shape - socks don't do much to keep your neck warm! Love your name - now off to find your blog :)

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  15. Welcome to the blog world! You will love it!! I look forward to getting to know you!! Oh and "coin purse" :) http://stitchcrazy1.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you! And you are now in the drawing!

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  16. Hello,

    I hope your blog will grow during this event or party and mine,too.:)
    I will add your blog on my blog list and I will become your follower.
    Nice to meet you.There is a giveaway on my blog,too.I love yours.:)

    Greetings.
    Bernadett

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    1. Hi Bernadett - it took me a while to find your blog, sorry! I am very new at this.
      Which of my giveaway drawings would you like me to put your name in for? Just let me know :)

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  17. thanks for sharing the snow leopard trust

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    1. You bet! :) If you'd like to be in the drawing, just let me know which prize you prefer and I'll add your name. Now I'm off to find your blog!

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  18. I'm so glad you let me know about your new blog, Quinn - I'm thoroughly enjoying it. You're a natural!

    I think you're super generous doing such a lovely giveaway so early on, especially as you're supporting such a worthy cause at the same time.

    Mrs Moog xx

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    1. Oh, good, I hope you will visit often, And meanwhile, wouldn't you like to be signed up for one of the drawings?? Just tell me which one :)

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  19. Hi Quinn, Yet another visitor from the party. I think we are all recognising a good blog when we see one. I'm shouting for the coin purse. If I win I can tell everybody the story that goes with it. I think you would like the post I have today. You are obviously into doing beautiful things.

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  20. Hi Quinn,

    I am visiting from the Blog Party. I love your knitted socks. I can do many things but knitting is not one of them. I am a quilter but enjoy admiring talents of others too. Will be back soon. The Blog Party is so much fun.

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  21. Beautiful blog, and I love your sense of humor! I would take the grey case! I wish I could knit, that is a dream of mine...ha! You do it so well, your socks are fab! Thank so much for the chance to win, and please stop by my blog also!

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    1. Thanks very much, and you are in the drawing! Off to visit your blog now :)

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  22. I love your knitted socks - I wish I could knit!!
    If I was lucky enough to win your lovely giveaway I'd choose the coin purse!

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    1. DO try knitting, if you feel inclined - you only need to know one stitch! If you know two (knit and purl) you know ALL the stitches! It's nice if someone can show you, but I learned from a booklet that came with yarn. And now there are so many YouTube videos, which can be fabulous! I love to be a knitting enabler ;)

      You are in the drawing - good luck!

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  23. Shouting it from the Blog Party - COIN PURSE! Or, eyeglass case - or COIN PURSE! Generous giveaway from a wonderful blog...newest follower, and happy to be here! Will check you out on Ravelry next - Happy Sunday! Tanya

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    1. LOL! You are definitely in the drawing for the coin purse! :)
      Do say hello on rav!

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    1. Hi! I'll be happy to put your name in the drawing, but you'll have to leave a way for me to reach you, as your profile didn't have a blog or email contact :)

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  25. Hi Quinn,

    I enjoyed your blog -- great start. I would choose the coin purse. Thank you for a super giveaway.

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    1. Hi Rose! I'll be happy to put your name in the drawing, but you'll have to leave a way for me to reach you, as your profile didn't have an email contact :)

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  26. These are lovely giveaway prizes : ) I would like to win the grey eyeglass case. I look forward to catching up with your posts

    Thank you

    Lesley

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    1. You are in the drawing - good luck! Off to visit your blog now :)

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  27. Great giveaway prizes, I love them both and can't decide! Am leaning toward the eye glass case but then the coin purse looks so useful.... surprise me:))

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    1. Hi 777! I'll be happy to put your name in the drawing, but you'll have to leave a way for me to reach you, as your profile didn't have an email contact :) Please let me know!

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    1. Hi cara! I'll be happy to put your name in the drawing, but you'll have to leave a way for me to reach you, as your profile didn't have an email contact :)

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  29. Both are lovely, but if I won, I`d choose the felted eyeglasses case (now that I have to wear the darn things for reading and crafting, I may as well keep them protected when not using them).
    :o)
    pippirose59 at gmail dot com

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    1. I'm the same way, and still trying to get used to it! That's one of the reasons I've been sticking eyeglass cases and inexpensive embiggening reading glasses all over the house LOL! Which color did you like?

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  30. Happy 4 days and welcome to blogging! I love both of them... but especially the coin purse!
    jayellesea on Rav

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  31. Love your blog!!!! Thank you so much! If I am lucky enough to win, I would love love love one of the notion pouches! How cute!!!! Brat58 on Ravelry!!

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  32. Hi, so glad to meet you thru GYB. This has been a fun adventure meeting so many new bloggers. Love the little purses.


    Jocelyn @
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

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    1. It really has been fun - I had no idea what to expect!

      You are entered in the drawing. Good luck :)

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  33. What a nice giveaway contest! I love free trade products! :)

    I would love to win grey eyeglass case!

    Thank you!
    Purlescence on Ravelry

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  34. Ohh the coin purse is cute.
    I've got an eyeglass case that I need to put together. Ah procrastination.

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    1. I'll take that as an entry for the coin purse! But you'll have to come back and give me a way to contact you...I couldn't find an email on your profile or blog! :)

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  35. Hey, this is a great start on your new blog. And welcome to blog land. I have enjoyed it a bunch.

    I would love a chance to win the grey case.

    And I think I will follow as well. Hope you will visit me sometime.

    Elaine
    Retiredknitter@gmail.com
    http://mynext20yearsofliving.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Elaine! I will visit your blog again :) Loved the pictures of the dogs...especially the one with "heavy lips"!
      You are in the drawing - good luck!

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  36. Both prizes are gorgeous! COIN PURSE!
    Welcome to Blogland!
    Kenyetta on Blogger and Ravelry

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    1. Thanks Kenyetta - love the picture of you and Spud :)

      You are in the drawing - good luck!

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  37. I love the coin purse! You're off to a great start blogging - I love the pictures and your writing style.

    Kara, a.k.a. MrsCollinHobbs on Ravelry

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    1. Thanks, Kara - I love it that rav folk are coming to visit :)

      You are in the drawing! Good luck!

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  38. Just came along through Vickis Party- a really nice place to be and a fantastic giveaway (love the coin purse) Started following you and be excited to read more of you...
    Warmest regards from Germany
    Ines/ E. Blumenstengel

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    1. Thank you so much for visiting! You are in the drawing - good luck :) Now to visit your blog...

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  39. Coin purse!!! I'm in love with Piper...he is very sweet.

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    1. Actually Piper is a girl, but my Dad still calls her "him" after several years :) You are entered - good luck! - and thanks for visiting :)

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  41. I'm having so much fun finding new blogs through the GYB party :) I'd love to be in with a chance of winning the coin purse please.

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    1. Just left a comment on your blog :) And you are entered in the drawing - good luck!

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  42. Visiting via Vicki's GYB Party and LOVE those socks in the next post; they are FABULOUS! I'm giving away sock yarn and other goodies on my GYB post; come visit.

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    1. Hi Sandra - it's me, your pal Quinn! :) I left a comment on your blog Saturday, but you probably have a hundred comments to respond to and haven't seen it yet. Wow, this blog party stuff is really something, isn't it? Vicki is a visionary, and a generous one, too!

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  43. Love the COIN PURSE! Nice to see a new blog in blogland...

    nhsarab at yahoo dot com
    nhsarab on Ravelry

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    1. Thanks for visiting, Sara - you are entered in the drawing :)

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  44. LOVE the coin purse. I am a sucker for cute coin purses, btw. Yours are wonderful.

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    1. Hi Merry - they are cute! I admire the women who stitch them because I don't think I'd ever get one done, even if I had the nerve to start making one! I'll be happy to enter you in the drawing - you'll have to let me know how to contact you, though - no email on your profile. Have a great day :)

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  45. I like the coin purse. Thanks for the opportunity to win some cuteness.

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    1. I'll be happy to enter your name in the drawing, but you need to tell me how I can reach you...your profile doesn;t have an email attached. Are you on rav? :)

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  46. These are lovely. If I don't have my glasses on then I'm asleep so I don't need an eyeglass case. Coin purse please!

    Your homemade mayonnaise looked yummy. Was it difficult to make?

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    1. You are in the drawing :) The mayonnaise was SO easy to make! Next time maybe I'll take a few pictures and write about it. It could be my first "food" post!

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  47. Ooo, lovely blog, cool giveaway, and "coin purse!" because who doesn't need more notions bags!

    (InJuneau on Rav too)

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  48. I like the little cases.... such beautiful feltwork!!

    Indulgence on Ravelry

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    1. Which one do you like better, grey or tan? I'll put your name in the drawing :)

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  49. I love the coin purse too, very nice crafting on the part of these women. I'm Fidgement on Ravelry.

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  50. ... a 4-day newbie.. and such a great blog start.. was very much fun to read.. thanks for shariing with us.. keep up your great work.. and such a wonderful give-a-way.. THANKS... mitz_zee@yahoodotcom

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  51. Nice to meet you at the party!
    Beautiful blog and I love your Coin Purse giveaway...

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  52. Lovely blog, congratulations! Great giveaway! I like the coin purse. Thanks for the opportunity! Joana

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  53. I found you through " Saídos da concha " blog. I'll be coming back. Your giveaways are all so cute, but i loved the coin purse.

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  54. Oh my goodness. I came by to return your blog visit and found this lovely giveaway. I would love the coin purse. I'm always wishing for a coin purse. :)

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    1. Hi Leigh! Thanks for stopping by. As you may have noticed already, chickens feature on this blog, too. And goats :)
      You are entered in the drawing - good luck!

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  55. you are funny! And a great photographer...love that snowy picture of your dog!!! Welcome to blogging, you seem like a natural. I'm impressed by your sock-knitting....i've never been able to master that. I'm also a procrastinator, who depends on deadlines to light a fire under my derriere :-)

    Stop by my blog and giveaway if you get the chance!

    And, before i forget: COIN PURSE!!! (sorry for shouting, just following instructions....)

    maggie
    www.themagrag.com

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    1. Thanks, Maggie. I am glad to meet another procrastinator :)
      You are entered in the drawing - good luck!

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  56. My shout-out is both for the coin purse as well as your ability to get so many people to your blog so quickly. I need to get onto the GYB party action because I'd like to grow my own blog readership. Your tips would be greatly appreciated!

    propertension.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Claudia - I'll be happy to enter your name in the drawing, but first you have to give me a way to contact you...there's no email on your profile page! :)
      Tips...well, if you've read my very few posts, you know I'm a total and absolute newby blogger, so not a very good source of advice! Signing up for Vicki's party turned out to be a lot of fun, as participants have been visiting each others' blogs and finding people with similar interests and so on. It's too late to sign up for the GYBP, but the list of about 400 participants is on Vicki's blog, so you still have loads of opportunities to make connections. Good luck! Have fun! :)

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  57. Congrats on your new blog! Thanks also for introducing me to the SnowLeopard Trust. I'd love to have a chance to win one of the Eyeglass cases.

    Rav id: purple

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    1. Thank you, Elaine! You are entered in the drawing...good luck!

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  58. I love the coin purse!
    Your blog is looking great!
    Good job :)

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    1. Thank you, Safiyyah - what a pretty name! I'll be happy to enter your name in the drawing, but first you need to tell me how I can reach you in case you win...your profile doesn't have an email address :)

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  59. Congrats on your new blog! I love the gray case, and I'm Zabbers on Rav!

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  60. Gorgeous photos :) Love your blog - getting through the blog party list slooowwwly lol I'm over at http://leftoverchocolatestitches.blogspot.ca/

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    1. Thanks! Yes, it is a long list...glad you found your way here :) I'll visit your blog shortly!

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  61. okydokey... and just in time for my birthday :) lol
    COIN PURSE!!!! whoohooo!
    thanks

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  62. Thanks for offering up such yummy goodies!!! Coin purse! & tan case!I would adore either! (am I supposed to put down 2?! LOL) Thanks again!!:)

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    1. It's an either/or I'm afraid! I'll be happy to enter you in a drawing, but first need a way to reach you if you win :)

      ETA: are you RosyRetro on rav?

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  63. Thank you for hosting such a great give away. The coin purse is great and a great size for those little notions.

    I a Carolre on Rav.

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  64. Stopping by from the GYB party. What a great time. How fun would it be to win one of the giveaways? I like the coin purse. The purple and turquoise colors are both lovely!

    Feel free to stop by and check out my bird friends.

    ~ Sherrie (Bird Lady)

    http://www.birdladyblog.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Sherrie - thanks for visiting and commenting! Do you have an email address? I need to know how to reach you if you win the drawing :)

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    2. I added my addy to my blog profile, so you should be able to email me from there, or I'm always available on my Bird Lady Blog. Thanks for stopping by Quinn.

      ~ Sherrie (Bird Lady)

      http://www.birdladyblog.blogspot.com

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  65. Hi Quinn, thanks for visiting me. I just got here so I'm going to take a look around. As for your giveaway if I'm lucky enough to be chosen I 'd choose an eyeglass case. The coin purse is cute too. I'm going to check out the website to see what other cute things they have.

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  66. Hi Quinn, I am reading again tonight through 400 blogs and making new friends. I enjoyed your blog tonight. It made me think of my growing up on the farm a long time ago. We had a lot of farm animals, but never had any goats. Our milking was done by hand. If I should win your giveaway, I would like to have a glass case. Have a great day and enjoy the party. A New Missouri Friend.

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    1. Hi Shirley - thanks for your comment - milking cows by hand must build up your hands pretty quickly! I used to milk goats, but now with arthritis and bone spurs, I can't do it, so I keep cashmere goats for their fiber and to help keep the brush under control.
      You are entered in the drawing - good luck!

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  67. Grey case! (It's lovely.) And thanks for the giveaway. I'm nearlyknitting on Ravelry. (I found you through Mason Dixon Knitting. And I'll be back!)

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  68. Tan Case! ... if I still have time ... it is coming close to the closing time.

    http://stitchingincrossesandmore.blogspot.co.uk/

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