10.03.2009

1st Blogaversary! ~ Giveaway

One year. Wow, I can't hardly believe it. I'm surprised how much blogging has become a part of my day, my leisure and my social life. I get so much pleasure from it ~ especially reading all the comments ~ that I want to give back, 'tis better to give than to receive.

I'm sharing one of my passions: Books. Love them. Love. Seriously. I read quite a bit online, but there's nothing nicer than the tactile pleasure of a book in hand while reading. This giveaway it's an assortment of subjects that interest me: knitting, quilting and cooking/entertaining.


The Knitter's Book of Yarn, The Ultimate Guide to Choosing, Using, and Enjoying Yarn by Clara Parkes is a must have on any knitter's shelf. From fiber foundations, making yarn, types of plyes, care of your yarn to patterns this book has it all.


Celebrate! by Sheila Lukins with Peter Kaminsky is a wonderful cookbook with 43 Celebrations/350 Recipes. Can't go wrong with this one.


Tips for Quilters by Rachel T. Pellman is 'a handbook filled with hints, shortcuts, practical suggestions from Experienced Quilters'. Lots of useful ideas in this little red book.

If you'd like these or could use some books to enhance your gift giving for someone special leave a comment to be included in the draw. Enteries will be open until Friday, October 9th at 4pm EST ~ when I start my weekend.

Thank you everyone for the get well wishes for us here with the flu.
Love 'ya all,
Renee

53 comments:

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

Aren't you a dear - under the weather and still thinking of others! Your Mom's chicken soup looks yummy and I'm sure set you all right :)

What a great and thoughtful selection of books! I know someone is going to be beyond thrilled with winning this!

lykkefanten said...

I hope you get better real soon, the flu is annoying!

I love your choices of books, shows a wide spread of interests ;)

raining sheep said...

Happy blogging! Please do not add me to your giveaway....my house is chaos right now and I have book lining up the floor as we demolish our walls. But, I agree, blogging is part of my being now too and I love the amazing women I have met on my journey.

Digital Misfit said...

Hugs to you. Hope you feel better soon. Chicken soup is always the best medicine :)

Happy blogaversary!

heidi
heidig@gmail.com

Alison said...

Yaya! Happy Blogiversary to you!!
Sending you healthy thoughts!
Happy knitting-
ali

YarnSnob said...

A cup of hot honey and lemon and nice hot bath to sweat it out, hope you get better soon, nasty flu.

t does wool said...

oh,Renee...happy blogiversary!!
no need to add me..,but someone will be quite thrilled!!.

myboringblog said...

The quilting book looks interesting because I just spent today tying a queen size flannel quilt that's been waiting for three years! Happy one year!

Darcy's Knotty Knitter said...

Happy Blogaversary lovely books.Hope your on the mend real soon.Hugs Darcy

danielle said...

Happy First Anniversary!
Dont care what others say - I know for a personal fact that chicken soup can cure many things!
Have been interested in the Clara Parks book, but alas, not interested enough to buy it.

Eve said...

Happy Blogaversary! Wow, one whole year of blogging! Too bad you are sick on such a special occasion. I hope you get better. I would love cookbook and the book on knitting,I love those!

Doortje said...

Happy blogaversary!! Hope you feel better soon, that chicken soup looks good, perfect for fall weather and feeling under the weather.
I started blogging to "update" my family overseas on whatever is going on at our house and it grew from there.

Erytanthes said...

I wonder how far off my bloggiversary is...I definitely need to whip my blog into shape in preparation for that!

In any case I would loove, love, looove the Knitters Book of Yarn. I've nearly purchased it so many times...but each time forced myself to walk away because my wallet...well. It needs some recuperation time.

TripletMom said...

Happy Blogiversary! I hope you feel better soon. Thanks for the great contest!

knittingdancer said...

I would love the knitting book.
Hope your flu gets better real quick.

Sharon Rose said...

That knitting book has been on my "want" list for a while... thanks for a fun contest! :)

JC said...

The quilting book sounds great... I've recently come into some great fabric and I would love to find a way to use it in quilts.

peaknits said...

What a great collection of books! Congrats on one year!! I need to do a giveaway soon too:) Take care!

Egater said...

Happy Blogaversary!
Those books look very interesting and I think there is lot of good ideas I could use in my craftclasses in our local basic school :)

katerina said...

Congrats on your one year! I never remember when I started my blog :)
I too love the tactile feel of a real book! There's just something about turning all the pages and flipping through and the wonderful type and pages.. *sigh* the internet is a wealth of info, but it's just not the same!

artinreality said...

Happy blogiversary! I adore the books you have chosen for your giveaway- what a wonderful idea! I'm looking forward to continue following you in the year to come!

CelticCastOn said...

Happy Blogaversary!! Here's to many more!!!

Turtle said...

happy blogiversary!! what fantastic books you have chosen (lol, even though i have not one of those titles), i adore books as well! a good addiction to have though i think!!

Katie said...

Happy Blogiversary. I hope you get well soon!

Tiggywinkle Knits said...

Oh, I'd love to have the Yarn book! I've been wandering the internet, so not quite sure how I found you. I started with Mangofeet, went to Now Norma Knits, then on to a link from her blog, and another link, and here I am! But you're in my Favorites now, so I'll be back!

DebsCrafts said...

Great looking books, I'd love to have them!

j. barrett said...

these are books i'd have no problem giving a good home to.

bcgirll said...

What a nice selection of books. Please count me in if Canadians are permitted to enter.

tooluckyducky AT hotmail DOT com

arlette said...

Hope you get well soon,happy 1st blogaversary, please count me in, I'll be thrilled to win the books!, thank you for the chance!

asti said...

Congratulations on your blog milestone ! I do hope you are feeling a little better now.
Here's to another year of happy blogging :)

Noel said...

Hope you are all recovering well.

I love the selection of books too. My mother would love the quilting book I'm sure.

superwoman_4002 said...

I hope you feel better real soon!! **Hands you some warm tea with honey**

Thank you for the lovely giveaway!! :D

Zaneta
superwoman_4002@yahoo.com

Siena said...

Happy blogiversary! This looks like a lovely giveaway. I have no books about yarn only, and would love to win one!

Yarnhog said...

Happy Blogiversary!

Kathy said...

I've recently discovered your blog and have truly enjoyed reading about goings-on to the north. Glad to see you are feeling better. Thank you for being so generous and Happy Blogiversary!

ikkinlala said...

Happy blogiversary! I hope you're feeling better soon.

crochetgurl said...

Happy Blogaversary! I hope you feel better soon. Try to load up on lots of Vitamin C. :-)

Kristen said...

Feel better! And I love books! :)

Aja said...

what a wonderful set of books to give away!!!
Happy blog anniversary to you:)

Renee G said...

Happy Blogaversary. Hope you're soon feeling better. I would love to have either the Celebrate book or the quilting tips book.
rsgrandinetti@yahoo(Dot)com

Journeying Five said...

Happy blogiversary! your have a fantastic little space and it is great to visit you!

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Happy blogiversary! What a great fantastic selection of books. I always love reading your blog and seeing what you are working on!

Celestial said...

Happy blogiversary again!

Excellent book selection

Dandy said...

Congratulations on your 1 year!

Fantastic choices, maybe it will inspire me to be more creative!

Dandy said...

Oh and I hope you feel better!

Ally Johnston said...

i was just thinking today how quickly a year goes. Congrats on your blogaversary. Flu is so draining, look after yourself

Trudy in VA said...

Happy Anniversary!! Those books all look so good.

pixie13 said...

Happy Blogaversary! That quilting book looks like something I could REALLY use. Thanks!

Rebekah said...

Would love, Love, LOve, LOVe, LOVE the yarn book. That is something I struggle with over and over and over. I often want to change yarns for a pattern but never know how to go about doing that or where to start! Hope you are feeling better soon!

amandajean said...

congrats on a year of blogging! :) i appreciate all the kind comments you leave me on my blog. you are so sweet. xo

Renee said...

Congratulations to Celtic Cast On and a second place prize to Dandy, see the post on Schnitzels above this one for more details.

Thank you everyone who entered! I'll have another Giveaway soon.
My best to you all,
Renee

Dandy said...

I'm so excited!!

Nicole said...

Happy First Anniversary!!!!Congrats on the milestone!
My luck, missed another contest, but congrats to the winner!

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