Saturday, January 30, 2010

Celebrating one hundred posts with - a giveaway!

I started bloggin this past summer, and this is my post number one hundred.  So, how about a giveway?

I thought you'd like it! Wanna see what it is?

Here's the prize - five Workbasket magazines from the 1950's!  The dates are June 1950, November and December 1951, March 1954, and December 1959.

All of these magazines have tatting, crochet, and knitting patterns in them, plus embroidery, recipes and other craft ideas.  I saw one item made with hairpin lace.

This children's sweater looks darling.  I know someone who would love this.

Some of these have a feature called "Aunt Ellen's Club Notes" - things for women's clubs to do.  There are lots of program and game suggestions.  These just slay me.  For example, the hostess could create a Thanksgiving centerpiece by melting chocolate and molding it into a log as it cools, roll it in coconut, then stack many of these into a chocolate log cabin, with purchased pilgrim figures on the side!

Aunt Ellen makes Martha Stewart look positively retarded.  So simple....

And there are recipes in each magazine.  Mmmm, nummers.  You're going to make this, aren't you?

Beause I know you're dying to make this swell beanie, here are the rules for the giveaway:
  1. You must post a comment on this blog post. 
  2. If you blog about this giveaway, put (2) in your comments and you get another entry.
  3. I will chose a winner on Saturday, February 6, 2010.  I'll need some way to contact the winner.
  4. If I have more than 30 entries, I'll add more Workbaskets and have more winners.  And I have a ton of Workbaskets!
Easy, peasie. 

And you could be the winner who can make these lovely Christmas puppets.  (Hat pattern not included - darn!)

Good luck!

48 comments:

  1. would love to get these workbaskets. Thanks for being so generous.
    JeanneZ OnTheGo731@Aol.com

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  3. I would like to play!

    Congrats on your 100th post! I will blog about this as soon as I finish setting up my blog later this weekend.


    slyneedle.com

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  4. Who wouldn't like to win. I will certainly put in my name.
    Elizabeth
    Mobile, AL.
    LeVert92 at AOL.com

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  5. I've heard so much about Workbasket magazines and would love to have one. Thanks for offering to put my name in the barrel (twice, because I'll put it in my blog)
    http://standardstuff.blogspot.com/

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  6. Okay, these have to be mine to win! Right? Oh yeah, you have other bloggers who commented already. Okay, I can share if I must. Seriously, this is a great giveaway. I hit my 100th post a week ago, and I haven't figured out what i'm doing yet. I may give the dress I'm making for the auction in honor of all my blogging friends.

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  7. OOps I forgot, I am posting about your blog, right now, as soon as I get off of yours. I was supposed to put a (2) right?

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  8. That's a nice thing to do, please count me in.

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  9. So glad to have found your blog! Love your tatting, as well as your "sky" photos. Remarkable that you find beauty in a traffic jam where, undoubtably, most are muttering & miserable.

    (2) I blogged about your giveaway here: http://bein-uppity.blogspot.com/ Thanks for your generosity, these magazines look like so much fun!

    - Andrea (Bein Uppity)

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  10. What a great idea!!!!!Please count me in as well!!!

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  11. Wow, 100 posts! Awesome. I enjoy reading your blog and think your giveaway offer is fantastic. Please count me in!

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  12. Great Idea... at one time, I had almost a complete collection, then we started traveling full time in an RV and I had to downsize big time. Would love to have a few of them back. You can contact me at travelingdancers@gmail.com

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  13. Congrats....and pick me please lol!

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  14. What an awesome prize. put me in for 2 entries please! I will be blogging about it!

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  15. I love Workbasket's. My grandmother gave me some years ago and I got them for awhile but have passed them on a long time ago. I would sure love to win some.

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  16. Congrats.count me too.luv Edna

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  17. One hundred posts!!!
    Congratulations!
    Hegla

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  18. The project queue gets ever longer :) Congrats on 100!

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  19. 100 posts, how about that! Have enjoyed reading most of them! Keep up the great job and please include me in the drawing.

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  20. Please enter me. I love vintage patterns.
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

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  21. Congratulations on your 100th post! I'll be blogging about your giveaway in a little while. Please enter me (2)!

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  22. Congratulations on your 100th post. I love you giveaway. Workbasket was my favorite magazine when I was younger. I only wish I had kept the ones I had.

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  23. (2) Please count me in for two entries!

    As a collector of Workbasket magazines, I cannot pass up this wonderful giveaway!

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  24. I (2) would love to be the recipient of your generous offer! I added a link from my blog:
    http://thisthatntuther.blogspot.com/
    I do enjoy all your posts but Workbasket was such a neat addition to so many of our lives, I think it is great idea to do this. And congratulations on your 100th!

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  25. How generous, and how those oh so innocent pictures remind me of my childhood! I shall post on my blog now so (2) from leokath2@yahoo.co.uk

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  26. I love old Workbasket magazines. Some of the ones from the 70s are laugh out loud funny.
    iluvchrisnlevi@aol.com

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  27. Congratulations on your 100th post. I don't know if I will ever get there. Please include me in your giveaway. (2)

    knotenough.graci.org
    jl@pepper.net

    JB

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  28. Happy 100º Post to you!
    :)
    It’s wonderful!!
    I found you through ‘Craft Gossip’
    Thank you for your generosity! I would love to win one of these!
    I will blog about you and then come back!
    Thanks again!

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  29. Would love to get my hands on these magazines. Hope I win!!!

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  30. Congrats on your 100th post! :) Please enter me :)

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  31. Congratulations on the 100th post! The workbaskets look awesome.

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  32. Congratulations!
    I've missed so many great giveaways this last week, please count me in on yours!
    :) Ann

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  33. I love and miss the Workbasket magazine. Please count me in to your giveaway.

    Pam

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  34. Thanks so much for the giveaway and congrats on your 100th post ;) I have a few of the workbasket magazines and just adore the older crochet patterns Please enter my name
    tanyainjville@yahoo.com

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  35. Those old Workbaskets are great. It's too bad they don't make craft magazines like that nowdays!

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  36. I'd love to be entered, we don't have such magazines in my country, I'm sure if I win I'm going to have a treasure by itself!!!!, they really worth it

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  37. i love workbaskets. i have some but they are mostly from the 60's.
    they have wonderful tatting patterns. the ads are a walk back in time. please enter me in the drawing.

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  38. Oh I do hope I'm not too late in entering this! Please do enter me if not too late!
    Thanks!!!

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  39. Would really like to win the magazines. My grandmother always had them around and I enjoyed looking at them.

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  40. Love your blog...congrats to 100 posts. Hope you continue on! Would love to win the WB magazines.
    ~Kim
    kinters6@aol.com

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  41. Congrats on 100 posts . . .
    Love your blog!
    Love the gifties for the giveaway, thank you for the opportunity to win.

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  42. Some years ago I got rid of my mother's old Workbaskets and now wish I had them. I enjoy your posts.
    fassler@bresnan.net

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  43. Bunny sweater! These are really cool.

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  44. Hello again!
    I just post your giveaway in my blog
    http://papgenamadeit.blogspot.com/2010/02/sorteio-no-crazy-moms-tatscrazy-moms.html

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  45. I love this magazine, always reminds me of my grandmother.

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  46. Hi! Followed a link to you from blackbird. Would love to enter the giveaway. I learned to knit last year and I just learned to crochet this year.

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  47. Thank you! This blog post will be advertised on CraftCrave in the Handcraft category today (look for timestamp: [14 Feb 01:00pm GMT]).

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  48. Your tatting samples are beautiful. Thanks for sharing them with us.

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