Heads-up! My 5th Blogiversary is Almost Here and I am Celebrating with FIVE Giveaways!

Shaved Wood Ornaments made from a kit!

Christmas is right around the corner! And my 5th Blogiversary is only two weeks away. Five years!!! I am definitely celebrating and I hope like everything you will come by and celebrate with me by entering at least one - it not all five - giveaways!

Five giveaways will be announced on five consecutive days beginning October 30th. The last giveaway will be revealed on November 3rd. Mark your calendars!

I know - I know - right at Halloween - but I just have to make room for Christmassy things as early in November as possible!!! It is, after all, my "bloggiest" season!

Shaved Wood Ornament Kit

I am very excited to be giving away a Shaved Wood Kit! The winner can make beautiful shaved wood ornaments just like those at the top of the page - the kit will make nearly twice the number shown. (Read more about the kit and where to get one if you don't win here)

Four Books that are part of my 5th Blogiversary Giveaway the end of October

And I will be giving away a copy of each of these brand new in 2013 crafty books. I have reviewed all four of them this year and have made projects or have projects in the works. Seriously, I wouldn't want any one of these titles missing from my crafty library.

If you don't win a copy, I highly recommend you add at least a couple of these excellent books to your crafty reference library! 

"Stuffed Animals: From Concept to Construction" by Abigail Patner Glassenberg (review here and here)

"Quilting Happiness" by Christina Lane and Diane Gilleland (review here and here)

"Stitched Blooms" by Carina Envoldsen-Harris (review here )

"The Knitted Slipper Book" by Katie Startzman (review here)

A new giveaway will be introduced every day October 30th through November 3rd. All giveaways will close on November 4th and winners announced on November 5th.

Mark your calendars and come on by and enter!!!

Happy Blogaversary! Here's to

Happy Blogaversary! Here's to the next 5 years!

Thank you Noreen!  I

Thank you Noreen!  I appreciate the good wishes.  

That's awesome, Pam - five

That's awesome, Pam - five years! Happy nearly blogiversary!! I'll be keeping an eye on those giveaways and also for the start of your Christmas season here on the blog. I am not normally a Christmas-loving person, but I fully expect that you will fill me with an uncharacteristic cheer this year! :)

Oh my goodness Julie!  What a

Oh my goodness Julie!  What a nice compliment.  I hope like everything I do insert some christmas cheer into your December!!!

Happy 5 years!! Wow!! You're

Happy 5 years!! Wow!! You're an inspiration, Pam! :)

Thank you Kathryn!  I can

Thank you Kathryn!  I can hardly believe it.  Those early learning curve days are still fresh in my mind!!!  To be honest, the blog has been a wonderful impetus for keeping my crafty fingers busy!

Congrats on nearly 5 years!

Congrats on nearly 5 years! I'll be sure to come back and enter your givewaways :)

Thank you Leah!!!  Both for

Thank you Leah!!!  Both for the congrats and for planning to enter the giveaways!!!  Good luck!!

wooow almost 5 years!!!

wooow almost 5 years!!! congreatulations, awesome, thank you for all your efords all those years and making such great projects and of couse the sharing.
It's still amazing all the work you doing beside your real job.
I like the articles as well of yours of historical backgrounds as well and the funny idea's and the beautiful piictures you made.
And so gerenously of you to give 5 giveways.
I'm glad i have found you on the internet and learnd many things of you , but as well you have given me much inspiration.

So t hank you as wll for that part.
Many huraays and i hope there will coming more years blogging of you;-D
Many dutch hugs and as well bumbing heads of my furrie friends

Thank you, Jet!  You have

Thank you, Jet!  You have inspired and enriched my blogging life as well.  It is always good to find new friends through mutual interests.  /I too am very glad we found each other.

Happy Anniversary!! You are

Happy Anniversary!! You are constantly inspiring!

xo Donna

Thank you Donna!!!  I am so

Thank you Donna!!!  I am so glad we found eachother!  Through Flickr - wasn't it?  I remember you shared the most beautiful snow images.

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Heh heh heh Silvia!  I bet I

Heh heh heh Silvia!  I bet I know which one you will enter for sure!!!  Hopefully you won't just enter one!!!