Sunday, January 3, 2010

My very 1st Blogoversary Giveaway and 2010 New Year's Resolutions

Well, 12 months came around quickly, and I didn't post as often as I had hoped.  Towards the end of 2009 I truly was in 'A Stitching Frenzy' trying to finish off my Christmas gifts in time to post overseas.  Two of my finishes I forgot to photograph I was in such a hurry to mail them, but later this month I'll post the 4 that I did remember to take pics of.

My very first post was about my New Year's resolutions for 2009 and they were-

1/To be more frugal with my time, and cut down on 'wasted' time, really spent doing nothing worthwhile. Hmm, not too successful there.

2/ Work toward acheiving my goals  - well I tried and did achieve finishing my 'gift' stitching. Started walking more often and read a heap of books for relaxation.

3/ To concentrate on the positive aspects of life. Maybe I had a premonition that 2009 would be a year of outside-my-home negative influences,  it took until June to rid our family of this person, and the next 6 months trying to deal with the after affects of her actions. However, within our home, my marriage and committment to Steve remains strong- 15 years of marriage this year, and my love and nuturing of Nicholas into tween-hood continues and my dear friends remain so.

4/To keep my stitching on task, and not be frantically stitching, trying to finish off gifts, at the last minute. Hmm, birthday gift stitching went okay, but Christmas stitching was waaaaay off track.

5/ To reduce waste and our carbon footprint. Well,I had a good bash at this. I've planned meals better & reduced food wastage. I've recycled the usual cans, paper, green waste etc, but also given away books to the local library, clothes to friends with younger boys and stopped buying so much unnecessary clutter. I've bought a  little shopping trolley and walked to the supermarket, and walked home from school with Nicholas instead of driving.

My 2010 resolutions, funnily enough, after reading through 2009's, are much the same. Stay on track, keep focus on my family and myself and my true friends and reduce wastage. I hope to be even more successful at achieving them than I was at achieving some of them last year.

Now, my blogoversary giveaway!!!

First - the prize!

One of these cute little pinkeeps  'My favorite kitten' pinkeep by primitivebettys to be stitched by me, just like this one.

As well as

the chart and fabric for 'The Pink Bag' by Dutch Treat Designs


'Heartstrings' by The Cat's Whiskers


 'Child Proof' by Glory Bee.

Now, how to enter- just because you're here, post a comment and you'll be entered.
If you're a follower or become a follower, post another comment. 
Then if you post about my giveaway on your blog, come back and post another comment.

I'll get my delightful tween to pick an entry on Tuesday 12th January around lunchtime, so post your comment(s)  by Monday  11th January lunchtime in the States as we're ahead of you timewise.

Good Luck and Happy Stitching!


Rowyn said...

Happy new year!

Love 'My Favourite Kitten'... so cute!

Blu said...

What a lovely giveaway! Please enter me

Blu said...

I'm also a follower.

Silverlotus said...

Happy New Year and congratulations on your 1st blogoversary and on doing very well on your 2009 goals. I hope 2010 goes even better.

Please enter me in your giveaway. The prizes are wonderful. :)

Deb said...

Congratulations on your first year of blogging!

SueFitz said...

Cngrats on your blogoversary

SueFitz said...

Now a follower

lynda said...

Happy blogoversary Pauline! Please add my name to your drawing. Thanks!

lynda said...

Oh...I'm also a follower!

Doina said...

Great giveaway! Please add my name to your drawing! Thanks!

Doina said...

I am a follower.

kathy55439 said...

Happy blogoversary.....

cdziuba said...

I would love to win, thanks for the chance.

Anonymous said...

Good on you for actually being able to list your resolutions 12 months on and to know that you've done something about it! I have only made one resolution... and that's to be more organised with my time, money and sewing for gifts... to save money! Here's to a wonderful and productive 2010 for you! :) Happy Blogversary!

Deedles said...

Congrats on your blogoversary.

bison61 said...

great! please enter me in the giveaway

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Becky K in OK said...

Great giveaway. I already have one of the kittens, so I'll sit this one out. Loved your comment on my blog. I laughed out loud.