Saturday, March 14, 2009

One Thousandth Post!!!

(ps ~ comments do not show up until I approve them but they are all time-stamped according to when you post it, so the time is valid when it does appear on the blog)

I wanted to do something special for my 1,000th post but I was already doing a monthly drawing to celebrate five (now six) years of blogging and I wasn't sure how to jazz that up a bit. I wanted it to be different. So one day while surfing links from the blogs I visit, I happened upon a blog with this PIF graphic. Ka-Ching! Pay it Forward!! So I "stole" the graphic for myself.

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The first commenter will receive a handmade gift from me. The only glitch is that they must also display this PIF graphic and do the same. The handmade gift you make is of your choice. You can state it at the time of your post or not; it's up to you. I'm just saying handmade so that those who follow me don't feel locked in to something specific. I'm not sure yet what it will be but it will go to the first person who makes a comment on THIS post. Please make sure I can get in touch with you!

But that's only the first part of my 1,000 post celebration. The second part is this giveaway. The following items will go to someone who comments on THIS post over the next few days. A random number generator will pick the number on March 17th - St. Patrick's Day. The #1 commenter, who is winning the PIF gift, will also be eligible for this drawing.



First there is this generous sized canvas totebag with the Tatting Goddess logo! I've been using mine for a few years now. It would be nice if it had pockets but it's big and generally holds whatever I need when I go someplace to tat. I carry it back and forth to work every day. Mine has been washed a few times but this is a brand new one.


Next item is this ball of vintage cortecelli thread, size 70. I won 3 or 4 balls on ebay a few years ago. I believe the box that accompanied it had a receipt in it for the early 1900's. I can't guarantee its suitability for tatting as I haven't tried this ball but it's fun to wonder about the original owner. Just think ~ it's nearly 100 years old!


More vintage thread! The yellow/lavender ball doesn't have a price on it so it might not be all that old, but the solid says 15¢ and the varigated purple says 39¢.



And last but not necessarily least, is this purple (notice there's a color theme going on here?) Lacis shuttle and a package of India Glass beads from the local bead heaven, Von's.

I wish every single one of you could be the winner, but since that isn't the case, I'll just wish each and every one of you GOOD LUCK!!!

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And here's the icing on the cake (or should I say the crown for my head?) for my 1,000th post - the Blog Queen award from Sherry Pence aka LadyShuttleMaker! Yes, I'm award free and tag free so I'm not doing any more with it other than to thank Sherry for being so thoughtful. As I become busier and busier and there are more and more blogs to follow, I know how easy it is to get behind and skip over reading blogs, so I am all the more appreciative of this award, because I know that Sherry is also overwhelmingly busy at times.

26 comments:

  1. Hi Gina,

    Congrats on your 1000th post. Pay if forward is a great idea.

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  2. Gina of the Thousand Posts! That is a notable achievement, congratulations - and on to the two thousandth!

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  3. I love PIF!!!! I am shocked I first to post. I'd be honored to get a homemade goodie. Owenjulesmommy at gmail dot com

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  4. Congrats! I've been following for a few months, and enjoy very much.

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  5. wow....1000 posts...that's something great. I always love your finishes...great to see new ideas everyday.

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  6. Congratulations, Gina! Wow! 1,000 posts is quite an accomplishment. If I'm eligible, I'll be happy to enter the giveaway for your 1,000 post celebration.

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  7. A 1000 posts! That is a real achievement. A PIF is a great idea. I am in the middle of making an ATC which I could offer, I am sure I could find a few other goodies to go with it. I had better get cracking so I can post a picture.
    Jane

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  8. What a neat way to celebrate your 1000th post! May you post thousands more! (o:

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  9. 1,000 posts... where has the time gone? Congratulations, Gina!

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  10. Congratulations on your 1000 posts. Always enjoy reading them.

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  11. Congratulations to you on your 1000th post! That is a big deal! Very cool! Congratulations on your award, too! I love the crown. I think it is very pretty. :)

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  12. Congrats on 1000 posts! I do enjoy keeping up with your musings and I'll get there in a few more years.

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  13. Hey, the PIF is a neat idea for your 1000th. I will give it a try,too! Also, it is interesting to wonder who had that 100 year old thread!
    Carol

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  14. Hey Gina, Great on your 100o post... I remember your welcome on my site... Tangerine Days...wonder when I will arrive. I like the logo on the tote bag. I have one of those from Marks&Spencer and it was made in India! I am in India and using it, isnt it funny? Anyway, not sure whether I qualify for any wins, but I like the Shuttle...The beads sound like they are from India. sally

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  15. Congratulations on your 1000th post...your blog has always been interesting and I love reading it..thanks for sharing
    Joy in OZ

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  16. Congratulations!!! :)

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  17. wow, 1000th post! congrats, gina! i hope i get there some day... hope you get more fun blogging and thanks for sharing.

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  18. Wow, 1000 posts, Congratulation, Gina!

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  19. Gina,
    Congrats to you. I enjoy reading your blog and looking at all the things you do.
    Elizabeth

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  20. Congrat, Gina! Enjoying your every bits of news on your blog!

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  21. 1000 Posts!!! WOW... Congratulations!
    And happy St. Patrick's Day :) Visiting the Puzzle Swap blog list. I did a needle tatted basket puzzle piece I just blogged about so had to say hi.

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  22. 1,000 posts, that's a lot of work. We really do appreciate it tho' and love to read your blog.
    Just wondering tho' how do you count your blog posts...I know this must be a silly question!!

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  23. Wow, Gina! Such a nice give-away...Congrats on this milestone...looking forward to more of your great posts...Thanks!

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  24. Thanks Randi! The drawing is over but JB is having a PIF on her blog. See the link in my sidebar or in the 2 posts following this one.

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  25. Congrats on your 1000th post!

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