Friday, 15 June 2007

POST 100-Liberty give away

Well there you have it, its official, I have made 100 posts. I never thought I would get this far. So all that you see on this post is a freebie giveaway, believe me when it comes to the Liberty fabric its not an easy one to give away. It was a thrift find, see a previous post about it. Its in good condition I have not washed it or opened it to measure it to check it is the amount the label says, as I did not want to rip off the label as this is part of its charm. As you know liberty Fabric is expensive and most of us buy it as the essential British fabric for a little patchwork, well let me tell you you have enough for a skirt, a backing to a quilt etc. The colours could not be more 'Suzie Sews'.I am also including this 100%silk yarn in a beautiful textured shades of blue to white. (If your the winner and not a knitter I can swap this for more fabric if you choose). Keeping with the English feel I have included a small amount of my favourite Cath Kidston fabric, I am planning on my kitchen to be wallpapered in this design. This piece is small, but enough for a center of a cushion or a few little lavender hearts...use your imagination.
Once again keeping with all things 'Suzie Sews' it is a beach design and as I am most happiest at the beach I thought it a good addition to the giveaway.
All YOU have to do is leave a comment on this post. I would love my regulars to say hi, I am still blown away that they come back to me day after day. Thanks you guys. If your a lurker, don't be shy say hello, seriously this could be your lucky day. If no one leaves a comment then I thank you as I so love this fabric myself and I would not do this without something that I would like to receive. I shall not post until early next week, so that gives over the weekend, try and leave me a comment with purl of crafting wisdom or maybe let me know what you would like to see more of in my blog (keep it clean)! or hey just say Hi! I will announce the winner by a raffle next week and then they will need to email me with their name and address.
Thoughts on Blogging (witter time)!
I have been reading blogs now for over a year and became addicted to them, I would log on to a few favourites most days, I still read read them even now, plus a lot more too. I have watched ones that I felt I had a friendship with suddenly get so popular you felt out of the loop, I guess this happens, some offer pure inspiration, others a lifestyle to swoon over, great cooking and mothering tips, and some just heart felt emotions of family life. I have always been a bit of a joke to some of my friends, 'Oh you are funny' and 'you need to get a life' I have heard more than once said to me. So to discover I was not the only Mom that loved her time to create and indeed indulge in the total addictiveness of it all was literally a life saver.
The blogs I looked at this time last year just showed me it was OK to be like this and I was not odd because I got kind of twitchy if I did not spend time at my sewing machine or with my wool in my hands or papers around me, not to mention the photography. The work these people produced amazed and enthralled me. So much so I wanted to join the gang. Due to being mildly dyslexic I was so nervous, as most of my friends are teachers I always feel very vulnerably about expressing myself and this is why I stopped writing letters. I mean its stupid, we are communicating and why is it so important to dot the i's and cross the t's. Sadly that fear of criticism has never left me and I have always seeked comfort in my artistic ability. So to even consider a blog would put me in that line of criticism, I have had nothing but support, yer sure I have made mistakes but you understand what I am trying to say and expressing my arty idea's. So for that I thank you. It has been a big step to blog, it was a News Years resolution which I have embraced to the full.

I still feel very much a newie to all this and I am sure I could be a lot more design orientated in my blog, but for me at the moment its just about my being me, faults included.
Its a dangerous world we live in and I am aware of the dangers that blogging can bring. We must remember it is also a beautiful world out there and get on and enjoy it whilst we can.
Once again I say Thank you to those of you that read my blog and to the blogs I read for all your inspiration.

29 comments:

Sophie Honeysuckle said...

Hi Suzie- I enjoyed reading your blog today, I am like you-I get twitchy if I don't get the time to fiddle about at home being creative or blogging! Love the Cath Kidston boats- it would look fab in your kitchen! I want to put the Antique Rose bouquet wallpaper in my kitchen, but that may be a step too far for Tom...

Alison said...

Hi Suzie
Congratulations...bet you don't feel 100:-)
My best crafting tip would be...not to get a swish studio or colour co-ordinate your pictures so that they look stylish and stunning on your blog...but wait till the kids are at school then you can get some peace to create and have fun. LOL.
Take care,
Alison x

the flour loft said...

Hi Suzie,
Congratulations on your 100th post. Blogging has been a real adventure for me too ( a newbie ), yes and a bit addictive at times. It feels so good to connect with others and exchange views, rants and the mutual supportive atmostsphere is especially great. Thanks for leaving me a comment. Have a lovely weekend.
ginny x

anne bebbington said...

Happy 100th bloggiverary! Here's to many more :o)

capello said...

wow, 100 posts already! you are rockin' the posting daily!

even though i don't comment all the time, i love hearing about your life across the pond. and your crafting! gah! always something to look forward to.

julia said...

Suzie, you were the first person to leave a comment on my new blog, so thanks for that, made me feel that I wasn't talking to myself!

Congrats on the 100th blog, it's been a joy to read all your posts and I'm looking forward to the next 100!

Julia x

Jo said...

Gosh 100 already, times flies!
The sense of community is something I really appreciated too, lots of like minded people who understand why some fabric is drooled over or a lovely teacup snatched up in the charity shop
Keep it up x

sarah said...

So, if this is your 100th post, does that mean that this is my 100th comment on your blog? It's sure close!

I'm so happy that you decided to take the plunge, as I have truly enjoyed getting to know you through our few words every day. You are a wonderful and sweet woman and I wouldn't have you any other way.

paula said...

I just stumbled on your blog via Tree Fall, so I don't know if my entry should count. But the fabric is so beautiful that I can't resist!

Thanks for your thoughtful post about blogging - I just finished my hundredth post as well but didn't take the time to think about where 100 posts has taken me. I really appreciate your honest reflection...I should try for a little more myself.

Nell said...

So pretty! Thanks for commenting on my blog so that I could find yours.

Congrats on 100 posts!!!

Queen of the froggers. said...

Thank you for popping by on my blog, it is nice to find a new blog for me to enjoy! Yours is so nice and I love the rabbit. My crafting tip would be to just enjoy getting lost in the task, and never to worry about imperfections, they are part of home made bits and bobs!

Ragged Roses said...

Congratulations on 100! Agree with everything you say too! Blogging is a strange thing isn't it? Have a good weekend.
Kim x

Kim - ScrapToMyLu said...

Congrats on your 100th post. I have no idea what post I'm on......I'm gonna have to look.

paper-and-string said...

yay! 100 posts for you too :-) I love reading your blog and it has a real feel of 'you' Something which is probably hard for you to see, but we all see it and love it :-)

Shropshire Girl said...

Congratulations on your 100th post! I have just looked and I haven't commented since the 12th May - can you believe how time flies? Here's to the next 100.
Sandra

Soo said...

Congratulations on 100 posts! Looking forward to reading many many more!

Michaela said...

My crafty tip - buy more yarn, even if everyone else in the house thinks you've got too much anyway. Pah, what do they know? You can never have enough!!

Mirre said...

Hi, it's my first time here and I feel very much at home :)
Congratulations on your 100th post!!

Kathy said...

Hi Suzie. I'm a lurker. I like your site. And this is a good way to unmask us lurkers! Congrats on your 100th post. I haven't made it that far yet. I know what you mean when you were talking about blogging. But I love it. It's addicting and all that but I get great ideas and good support from new friends.

Jennifer said...

happy 100th!
BTW you won a bag ;)

Caroline said...

Oh look how many comments you get today! I'll be amamzed if you even get to little old me way down at the bottom here!!! Congrats on the 100th blog - I dread to think how many minutes of my life I have spent reading about you (a lot less than I used to spent being with you :( I wish I hadn't thought of it that way).
Anyway, LOVE the blog - keep it going!
love
Caroline
xxx

Caroline said...

Just re-read the bit about teachers - hope I never made you feel insecure about stuff like that - a bad teacher if I did! xx

julie said...

Well done on your 100th (we are nearly twins on that one!). I loved your thoughts on blogging - you put it so perfectly and I feel exactly the same way. I love reading your blog and often think how similar we are in the way we think and things we like. You make it comfortable, warm and friendly here and that's obviously why everyone likes to visit with you. Well done!

vintagechica said...

Suzie, thank you so much for your kind comment on my blog because now I have found your sweet corner of the blogosphere as well. And congrats on your 100th post. What a wonderful piece of fabric to be giving away. Someone will be very lucky!!!

Melissa L. said...

Hi Suzie, I found your blog through Little Cotton Rabbits. I have to confess - I do not sew at all but am an avid knitter. I also have been known to throw ceramic pots (on a pottery wheel, I mean), make lampwork glass beads and silver jewelry out of precious metal clay - so I'm in favor of any blog that deals with being creative and working with one's hands! I love, _love_ the trousers you made for your boy (photo from May16th). And could there be any bunny as cute as Archie? I think not! Congratulations to you on your 100th post - I'm looking forward to the next 100!

Alicia A. said...

Congrats on 100 posts! Here's to 100 more...

joanna said...

Hello Suzie :) I am a new-comer to your blog - I love it and am going to bookmark for a return visit. Congratulations on your 100th post - I recently passed that milestone myself!

Isobel said...

Hi Suzie!

Congratulations on your 100th post. I would love to be part of this great give away!
I think that blogging is the new way of homemakers, crafters and work at home mums to be in touch with other with the same view. I love blogging and reading other great ones.
Take Care. x

Maria said...

Congratulations! I´m here for the first time, but certainly this is not the last time I´m visiting your blog :-)