Yesterday my blog turned 3! It's hard for me to believe that I have done anything so regularly as post on this blog for three straight years. But I have. I began my blog, March 16, 2006. When I first began, I thought of the blog strictly as a marketing opportunity. My book Kristin Knits was in the final stages of production. The blog was a great way to get the word out about my new book and the process of writing a book.
Slowly, my ideas for "Getting Stitched on the Farm" changed. As my readership grew, I realized that my blog was the perfect platform for me to share my life on a sheep farm living in western Massachusetts. Working alone as I do, I have come to treat my blog as my "watercooler." My blog sort of fills the space in my life I used to share with my co-workers, sharing my stories of lambing, raising chickens, and family stories.
For the next 4 days (Tuesday to Friday), I'm going to be holding a giveaway. Instead of my blog receiving presents, I'm going to be giving things away to one lucky winner a day. You only have until noon of the following day to enter. I'll draw a winner and contact them by e-mail.
Tuesday's prize is: One lucky winner will receive a copy of Colorful Stitchery and Kristin Knits donated by my kind publisher Storey Publishing Co.
To enter, you have to answer a question and leave the answer in the comments.
Today's questions is: Why do you read Getting Stitched on the Farm? Write whatever you like......
Can't wait to hear the comments. Make sure you leave a way for me to get in contact with you easily. I'll announce the winner Wednesday (the 18th) at noon and you'll have another chance to enter again with more fun prizes.
And I thank all of you for reading so faithfully!
Added 3/18/09: Thanks to all of you who entered and sent such lovely well-wishes to me, my family, and this blog. I was overwhelmed with your kindness!
The lucky winner of this drawing was PUNKIN. Congratulations to her!
BOOK PARTY - MAY 5-6
to celebrate the publication of my new book
CRAFTING A PATTERNED HOME.
Our colorful 1751 farmhouse will be open to the public. On view will be many of the projects that are featured in Crafting A Pattern Home along with many other things I have made over the years.
This event will be a celebration of the handmade. I hope the day will inspire you to add some pattern and color to your home.
The event is FREE. Books will be available along with some other things I have made. For more information and directions, see the EVENTBRITE PAGE HERE. Although tickets are not mandatory, it will help me get a count to know what to expect. Hope to see you here in western Massachusetts in May.