Sunday, August 19, 2012

Four Hundred

I just realized that this is my 400th post. So I guess it's a magical post - and Giveaway Time!


I'm giving away three Workbasket magazines. I've chosen them for their good tatting patterns. The issues are May 1954, October 1963 and January 1969.


As you can see, one has a lovely tatted doily on the cover. and there are other tatted items within each. Plus - you can make this cool sweater for your guy! Looks straight from Star Trek! The magazine from 1963 shows you how to make a swell earring holder using a bedspring coil, which I'm sure you'll all be clamoring for.

But wait - there's more! You'll receive recipes ("Line six muffin tins with bacon pieces..."), a pattern for knitted hooded scarf that will make you look like an elf, and a Holiday Glass Muff pattern!

Can you stand it? Do you feel the LOVE?

There will be some other items included, probably beads and thread. I'm not sure yet. Editor's discretion. No refunds, no take-backs.

I'll pick a winner after August 31 using a random number generator.

Here are the rules: comment on this post. That's it. No blogging about it is necessary (though you certainly can if you want to). No begging, no offering of treats will sway me. However, I can be influenced by anyone wishing to permanently remove a 23 year old nerd from my basement.


Speaking of Larry, here's his latest tableau. I think it's pretty funny.


Vader doesn't care about Larry's toys. Here he is napping with DH.

So comment! Because you could be cooking Creole Weiners soon!

45 comments:

  1. Congrats on 400 fun and interesting posts! I love all these blogs I have found since I started tatting. (don't enter me in the drawing - I think I already have almost all the Workbaskets out there)

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  2. Congratulations on reaching your 400th post!

    As for the entrenched 23-year-old nerd, have you considered a lure and trap scenario? Leave a trail of bacon to the exit...

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  3. Love the photo and the whole post - hilarious! David and I love (love?) reading some of the recipes in the old Workbaskets (including but not limited to Liver Spaghetti), not that we'd actually ever make any of them.

    He's too comfortable - he has no reason to leave. Tighten up on the rules, require rent (cash only, on time, or he forfeits some of his prized possessions which you will sell on eBay), charge for amenities such as laundry...

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  4. You are too funny! I remember the issue with the Star Trek sweater, probably because Mom and I were big Star Trek fans... remember The Trouble with Tribbles?

    Congratulations on 400 posts! Even though I don't comment often, I read each and every one. :-)

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  5. Forgive me for mixing my metaphors. I should have typed BAIT and trap, not lure and trap. (DH corrected me, saying "lures are for fishing.")

    Either way, fingers are crossed for a positive outcome and congratulations again on 400 fabu-TAT-sic posts!

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  6. Congrate on your 400th!!! Good for you! You are too funny....great post!
    Kelly

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  7. Congrats!
    Count me in for the Workbasket give away. You can't have too many Workbaskets. I love Larry's newest creation. See you soon.

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  8. Oooh!! I wanna cook some Creole Weiners! .... not really. But I want to win the magazines. For other reasons.
    Congratulations on 400 posts!

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  9. Hey Vader,
    Fox says she doesn't want the goodies... she is de-stashing, (whatever THAT is) but she wants to say CONGRATULATIONS to HER.

    Myself? I don't get the big deal. Not as if SHE caught something good, full of blood and kidney and other great stuff. Ya gotta love 'em, those
    wacko two-leggeds.

    Hope you are getting enough rest, dude,
    Your pal,
    Gian

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  10. You crack me up. I couldn't care less about those tatting patterns, but I MUST HAVE those instructions for that Star Trek sweater! Plus you know I just happen to have a couple of bedspring coils laying around and I was wondering what the heck to do with them.

    Wish I could help you with the 23-year-old, but I have a 20-year-old of my own upstairs.

    Tell Larry to keep up the toy tableaus, I am now visiting your blog just to see them!

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  11. Ummm, I'll swop Larry for a 44 year old with poor communication skills - will that do?
    Love the tableau too.

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  12. Woooo hooo congrats on your post. please enter me into your drawing. I love the workbasket books, especially the ads. Some of there are hilarious, like baby alligators for sale.

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  13. Hilarious...made me laugh several times :-). Congratulations on the 400th post! I think the old workbaskets are great fun to look at :-)

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  14. 400? Is that all? I'm certain I've giggled and sighed at least 600 posts worth!
    I would only need the 23-year-old nerd if he would take out the garbage -- but our basement isn't a comfortable enough lure (not to mention the spiders).

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  15. congratulations on your 400th post I love reading your blog and sympthize with you the boys. I made the mistake of letting the 19yo back in the back bedroom last year and now he's here to stay, no hints or ideas for removal.

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  16. I would love to win. I would even take the basement lodger if need be. Congratulations on reaching 400posts.

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  17. Congrats on the magic number post and is it wrong that I kind love the piano pic?

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  18. Congrats on 400!
    Don't enter me, though, because I don't tat;)

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  19. Those Workbaskets do have a wealth of info in them. Some funny and others are great. That bed spring sounds like a keeper.

    Congrats on 400 posts, Keep them coming. They make my day and keep me laughing. Sometimes I even learn a thing or two.

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  20. CONGRATS ON THE 400th! Your blog is always a must-read. You could have had a career in writing humorous stories! I'm seeing books, movies, sitcoms! (I am not pandering here for the magazines because I don't wish to be added to the list, as I am also de-stashing and wouldn't want to deprive anyone!)

    Larry has obviously inherited your creative spirit! Amusing stuff, and it keeps him out of trouble!

    Vader is just too funny!

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  21. I can't believe you are willing to part with your precious Workbasket magazines. You are more generous (and perhaps less packratty) than I would be! But 400 posts is a pretty major milestone, so it deserves a big prize.

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  22. Congrats on 400! And thanks for the chance

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  23. well, i'd be really interested in taking vader outta your bed instead, if you don't mind... :D

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  24. Congratulations. I have all of these workbaskets, so please do not include me. just wanted to congratulate you on your blogaversary.

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  25. Congratulations that is awesome your 400th post. Thank you for this wonderful giveaway.

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  26. Congratulations on achieving 400 and to look forward to more!

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  27. Congratulations! Perhaps I could trade 23 yo nerd for my 29 yo sons dogs that spend more time with us than with him. The grandpuppies are 80 to 100 lbs apiece.

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  28. Congrats!
    My old Workbaskets accidentally got thrown out! I would love to win a copy.

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  29. Congratulations on reaching 400!!

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  30. congratulations on your 400th!!!! I did enjoy reading the post!! he he

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  31. Congratulations on 400 posts. I am just learning how to tat and would love these old Workbaskets with the tatting patterns. I have pieces from a couple grandmothers that are just fabulous.

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  32. I love the Workbaskets, I have some, but none as old as these.

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  33. Congrats on 400 posts! And I love your oh-so-dignified cat. I have a fluffy black and white cat too, so I have a soft spot for them.

    I'd love to win the Workbaskets. Thanks for the chance!

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  34. I have several of these older Workbaskets and would love to have more. Thanks.

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  35. So happy to hear you've completed 400 posts, and wish you the best on the next 400. I love tatting, and trying to improve my work. My Grandmother, and Great Grandmothers all tatted, and I am trying my best to honor them by continuing the tatting tradition in our family.

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  36. thanks for the giveaway great pics

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  37. Congrats on your 400th post. Thanks for hosting the wonderful giveaway. I never get tired of drooling over the few vintage workbasket issues I have

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  38. Happy anniversary! I try my luck if you want to send to the Netherlands.

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  39. Congratulations on your 400th post!

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  40. Can't help with the 23-yr old, but that doily my inspire me to try tatting again! I tried probably 10+ years ago and couldn't master the technique, but would love to try again now that I've learned to crochet.

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  41. Love your posts. Would love to win your drawing so please enter me. Thank you!

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  42. Congrats on your 400th post, always interesting to read the exploits of the family. Got a questions - we think we will be visiting a niece in Lawrenceville the end of September, would you have list of possible shops or stores that carry Tatting supplies in that area or Atlanta area. (Also big into quilting.) Nothing set yet, but planning. Thanks in advance, Robert, from northern Iowa.

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