Remember I told you a few days ago that I was going to share my Same Fabric Challenge things soon? And that I had plans for what I made? I know you haven’t been able to get that out of your mind ever since I said it. I know that you’ve thought about it night and day and you are beside yourself with wondering what I meant. Sleepless nights have been the norm for you, I’m sure.
Well, today I’m finally going to put you out of your misery and share my challenge things. Hallelujah! I can hear you shouting as you read the blog today.
When I first got home from the Christmas Party of the Century, Miss Kitty knocked over my basket and pushed out my challenge things. See? Miss Kitty is on your side. She wanted me to show you the things I made right away. She was so cute in the basket she even succeeded in getting me to take her picture. And she begged and begged for me to post it that night on the blog. She loves the fame, you see. But I wasn’t quite ready to show you the challenge things yet.
I had food to show! Brown Bag quilts to brag about! Party stories to tell! Even though Miss Kitty tried hard on your behalf. She knew that you would want to see them.
So here they are!
Some cute little coasters. In sets of 4.
A cool little pin cushion that they were fighting over at the Party of the Century. They all wanted to take this little guy home. Even though I kept saying, “No. I have plans for this pin cushion. Blog plans.” They were relentless. But I fought them off. For the sake of you Devoted Blog Followers who are not privileged to be a part of the JSS Bee.
A journal cover.
Complete with a lined composition book that can be replaced with a new one when this one gets filled.
And a little oval-shaped yoyo, made with the new yoyo maker that I got at Market in Houston this year. Because I knew that Sally would give me grief if the cover was not embellished. Made at 3:30 a.m. the day of the Party of the Century. Because that’s just the kind of gal that I am.
Now what does this have to do with you? I’m so glad you asked. You see, I made all these things with you in mind. As giveaways on the blog. Because it’s Christmas. Because you’ve been staring at this fabric on the blog for many months and I thought you might like a souvenir. Because I appreciate each and every one of you out there who reads my blog and leaves a comment and makes me feel very special.
Just a few stats for you…. because I’ve become a stats kind of gal and I feel the need to share them with you.
The first giveaway was on August 11th, celebrating 10,000 hits. It’s now just 4 months later and we are very close to 25,000 hits. In just 7 months, 12 days of total blog time.
There are 146 postings. Which amazes me. I can’t believe I’ve written that many times. And still you complain if there’s not something every day. Well, some of you complain or at least strongly suggest that I post more often. And I laugh every time I hear you say it.
The busiest day was just last Tuesday – with 305 hits that day. The daily average is 108 as of today, but it’s been steadily rising. The average the first month was 82/day, but so far for December it’s 166. You must be telling your friends. Thanks. One day this might even become profitable for me. And that would be good for you too. Because I will share.
OK, OK, I hear ya. Cut to the chase, Barb. How can we win these little blog souvenirs?
It’s very simple. Here’s how. Leave a comment on this posting answering the following question:
Which of the little challenge projects would you like to have if you are a winner?
Do you need a set of coasters? A journal? A cute little pin cushion? And you can say, “I want them all!” But then I’ll pick for you, if you are a winner. Which I might have to do anyway if you all say you want the pin cushion and there is only one. Just sayin’. You might even consider putting an option #2 in your comment.
The first winner will be the person who leaves comment #1,000. We are very close to that number. I won’t tell you how close, but I imagine we will hit that number soon. Other winners will be chosen using a Random Number Generator and based on the order the comments are received. Boo and/or Miss Kitty will help with the Random Number Generator.
I reserve the right to make more pin cushions, coasters and/or journal covers so that we have loads of winners on this one. I still have more fabric. And the rest of my family won’t care if they don’t get Christmas presents because I’m too busy making blog gifts, right? If they are smart, they’ll leave a comment. If they win, it might be the only thing they get from me this year. It’s good that they have a sense of humor.
Winners will be announced when I’m good and ready. There. That gives me some leeway and nobody can say I missed the deadline. Please don’t leave more than one comment in hopes that I won’t notice and you’ll up your chances. I’ll just throw out comment #2. And give you thirty lashes with a wet noodle.
So let the comments begin! Thanks a zillion for being there. You bless my socks off every time I think of you out there reading my li’l ol’ blog.