Whooppee! I made it to 100!

Yip, it is my 100th post today and I am well chuffed, so to celebrate I have got a little giveaway. I tried up loading photos but my Kodak software isn't playing ball. Instead (and in the spirit of finding alternative ways & means) I scanned the stuff so, here is my 100th give away.




A set of four stockings, each about 7 inches from tip to toe and with lovely ribbon hanging loops. They are made from classy Christmas cotton, lined with soft-feel fabric and have a faux fur trimming that came off a blanket (pity the poor child who goes to sleep this winter to find their toes peeping through the hole). I was thinking that there would be one stocking for each Sunday of Advent, with a little restorative treat in each one for all the hard working ladies (sorry, and gentlemen if there are any reading this site) to sit and enjoy this Christmas, but obviously it's up to you how you enjoy them. I love them so much I'm going to make loads more (until my poor child has no blanket left) and give them to everybody I know. To be in with a chance please leave a comment on this post between now and next Thursday and I will have my littlest Christmas Fairy pick one out. (That's until the 20th September, OK?) This is open to bloggers & lurkers alike, so, do please make yourself known. I did have a lovely picture of them hanging on my fireplace. Humph.

Wow! 100 posts! I am quite impressed with how quickly I have got to 100. I knew I would either post 3 times and get lost, or enjoy having a trapped 'audience' and keep writing. I didn't know I would end up 'talking' to people all over the world, nor that I would be so spurred on by them to be creative. It's too easy sometimes to use the blog as a complaining site, but when I do now want to make something I want to make it good... and that is so because of having an 'audience', a friend to share with. I didn't know that I would want to have a tidier house because there is now someone who visits me often & you expect to see a steady progress. I didn't know I would find a place where Christmas was not a dirty word until the end of October and where there is at least one other lady looking out for Ideal Home's Complete Guide to Christmas on the grounds that, at the start of October it will probably be the first of many Christmas magazines to enter our houses (am I right, Jane?)
I also didn't know that I would start exploring other possibilities because of the blog, that knowing there are so many other crafts women out there selling their stuff means I can start thinking and planning, and dreaming about Angel Jem Designs, which is so much closer.
I have enjoyed the first 100 posts. Hopefully, when we get to 1000 posts we will still be talking to each other. I'm looking forward to the giveaways for that, too!

Comments

  1. Congratulations on the hundred.By the time yiu do the 1000 I'll probably be 100!!

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  2. Got all confused then, now I realise - 100 posts rather than 100 stockings!!!!!!!!!!!

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  3. oh, what well-heeled christmas stockings, hehe...and yes, i read that as 100 stockings too! happy 100th post, it was mine 3 days ago too, but i didn't realise til it was too late!

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  4. Happy 100 you! Very fitting that your giveaway is a christmassy one. I am just relieved that I'm not the only one to start plotting it in midsummer.

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  5. Congratulations and Well Done. Love the Stockings!!!!

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  6. Happy 100th! At the rate I'm going, it's going to take me ages to get to 100.
    Cute stockings!

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  7. Congratulations on getting to a 100 posts !!!

    Sara x

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  8. Congratulations Jo on your hundredth post! I almost missed this post because of the Christmas Ticker - good job I remembered to scroll down the way! xxxxxx

    The stockings are very cute:)

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  9. 1000 posts? Will we ever make it that far??? Congratulations on 100!

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  10. Congratulations on your 100th! And while I don't know if your contest is open to us over in the states, I'm saying "put me in", just in case it is. Those are adorable! And I so love finding another Christmas person! I've been to your blog before, but now you've completely overwhelmed me with visions of Christmassy things so I must add you to my favorties so that I may return again and again (hope that's okay with you). I promise you, I'm not just returning your favor - your blog makes my heart beat just a little bit faster every time I see all the Christmas posts. Ooooh-la-la!
    Merry Christmas!! (lol)
    Kari

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  11. Congrats on the 100 - that's no mean feat! Mine is coming up in a week or two, but I'm not sure I'll be able to come up with anything so lovely to give away!

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  12. Well done on reaching 100 (posts that is), where has the time gone?! I think many of us feel the same way about blogging, it does seem to inspire and motivate and make us want to try new things and look at our homes in a new way. Can't imagine life without it now. Here's to the next 100.
    Gill x

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  13. Ah, Christmas!...
    I like all things Autumn and Winter and Christmas is one thing I like so much.
    I wish I could have some cold weather too.

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  14. Congratulations on your 100th post. Here's to many more (imaginary glass of moet in hand!)

    The stockings are very cute! Christmas is so much fun, I love all the little touches that really pull it together.

    Victoria x

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  15. I love the red stocking,yes the Xmas season will soon be upon us and the air does feel crisper in a morning,
    Kat xxx

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  16. Oooooh gosh am I actually still just in time?? Whooo! Those stockings are absolutely adorable!! Well done on reaching 100!

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