Friday, 20 July 2012

I made it..... 100 posts!

It took me exactly three years! Although technically I only posted regularly for about 2 1/2 years. When I started this blog, we were still living in Shanghai and I soon found out that it was and still is very difficult to blog in China (all kinds of restrictions and censorship). Well, there are ways to get around all of that, but I already knew that we would be moving soon, so I didn't bother.

Anyway, as it is customary to have a little give away on the 100th post, here is what I'm offering:

A handmade box, covered with Japanese washi paper
  and  filled with a few of my favorite things!
  • small cutting mat (excellent for "swivelling" while cutting small blocks
  • 4 by 8 inch ruler
  • triangle trimmers
  • quarter inch ruler
  • Hera marker (excellent for marking quilts)
  • needle threader and cutter
  • Japanese sewing needles
  • spool of Mettler 100 % cotton thread
  • small rotary cutter
  • small scissors
  • Edelweiss pin cushion with Iris superfine pins
  • wooden seam creaser
  • and of course the obligatory seam ripper 


To be in the draw please leave a comment. And if you happen to be a follower, you get to leave a second comment indicating how you follow. I will draw a winner on Monday evening (my time).
Good luck.
Cheers
Vreni

81 comments:

rebekah said...

That box is gorgeous. I've been wanting to try out a hera marker.

rebekahricker (at) yahoo (dot) com

rebekah said...

I subscribe via google Reader. Congrats on 100 posts.

Rossana said...

WOW! Congratulations for this goal! And this is a suuuuper giveaway! Thanks for all!

Rossana said...

....and I'm your faithful follower!

Martina said...

Liebe Vreni, gratuliere dir herzlich! Ich lese immer gern bei dir! Die Box ist so huebsch und der Inhalt ganz fantastisch! Herzlichen Dank!
LG Martina

Martina said...

Und ich bin ein follower. Uebrigens dein header gefaellt mir sehr!

Jessica said...

Vreni, that box is gorgeous! Yay for 100 posts!

Jessica said...

I am a follower!

Julimond said...

Oh, wie schön, da springe ich gleich mal ins Töpfchen, Du bist aber wirklich großzügig, so schöne Sachen.

Das mit dem Bloggen in China stelle ich mir auch schwierig vor. Man liest ja immer von den Einschränkungen und mangelndem Zugang zum Netz.

lg
Iris

Julimond said...

Klar folge ich dir, liebe Vreni, schon lange.......

nochmal liebe Grüße aus dem Mistsommer

jane p said...

I love boxes!!! Yours is so pretty. And filled with stuff too. Thank you. How generous. And congratulations on your 100th post. It's no easy feat.

jane p said...

My 2nd entry. I've been following your blog for a while thru' Blogger. I get your updates in my Blogger feed. It was the fabric boxes that got my attention!

Star of the East said...

Always look forward to your posts!

Star of the East said...

And I follow you through bloglovin!
Esther

Tanya said...

HiVreni, congratulations on 100 posts. What a fun stash you are giving away.

Tanya said...

I follow you through blogger, but often read in google reader and if I leave a comment, click over from there.

LintLady said...

Hallo Vreni,
welch eine schöne Kiste.
Dass in China alles reglementiert wird ist schon schlimm, oder? Gut, dass du jetzt in Singapore bist! *g*
LG Doris

LintLady said...

...das ich deinem Blog folge brauch ich nicht extra zu betonen :o)
Viel Spaß weiterhin.
LG Doris

FarahLin said...

Congratulations on your 100th post!

That box is absolutely gorgeous!!! and very generous of you to fill it up with some great notions - fantastic giveaway, Vreni =)

Lisa Marie said...

Wow, what a beautiful box to hold various notions! Congrats on 100 posts.

Lisa Marie said...

I follow with GFC.

FarahLin said...

I'm also one of your faithful follower. I've listed you on my blog roll and when you have an update, I visit you by clicking from there.

Lynda said...

Oh Vreni, I've always loved all the gorgeous boxes that you make. What a generous giveaway.

Lynda said...

I'm a follower too!

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

Congratulations on the milestone!! And what a generous giveaway! Such a beautiful box....and filled with goodies too! (and yes, I am eying up that Hera marker too!)
Thank you!

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

Yes, I am a follower!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

What a cute little box, and wonderful goodies in it, too. I didn't have a chance to have a giveaway on my 100th post, so, I'll do something later.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I follow using blogger's 'follow' thingy.

Maxine said...

Congratulations on your 100th post. It's been fun reading your blog. I;ve learned a lot.

simplesew said...

I follow with blogger..Congrats to your 100th post

simplesew said...

Thank you for the chance to win this lovely box and goodies

Thimbleanna said...

Congratulations Vreni! What a wonderful gift!!!

Gill said...

Congratulations and thank you for such a lovely giveaway!

Gill said...

I'm a follower via GFC

Run Quilt Knit Write said...

Congratulations Vreni - and what a wonderful giveaway! I'd love to take part if I may!!

Catskill Quilter said...

CONGRATS on reaching 100 - what a milestone!

Catskill Quilter said...

I am a happy regular follower of your blog!

Silvia said...

Vreni!!!. Congratulations for your 100 posts , that i hope will be hundreds more..
Hugs and have a nice week end

conny's quilts said...

Vreni congratulations with your 100 th post!! Please go on this way, I love your blog!

conny's quilts said...

Well, back again to let you know that I follow your blog since the Kaaren quilt initiative! I love your give away, thanks fot organizing! (ps. When I might win: I am gone for some days next week, home again at friday)

Jackie Jenkins said...

Congratulations Vreni on your 100th post, here's to the next 100!
Although only a recent follower I'm enjoying your colorful pages.

Wendy said...

Congrats on your 100th post! May you have many more in the future! The box is just lovely and would make a great addition to anyone's sewing time! Thank you for the giveaway.

Wendy said...

I am already a follower of your blog.

Jenny said...

congratulations on 100 posts. i very much enjoy your blog!

Jenny said...

i follow your blog in my google reader

Sara said...

What a beautiful box and a great giveaway. I do enjoy your blog!

Sara said...

I follow you thru blogger...of course!

letrecivette said...

Congratulations! More and more posts in the future! Thanks for this chance!Monica

MeyDiek said...

Hallo,
ich wäre auch gerne dabei. Eine seeeehr schöne Box.

MeyDiek said...

Oh sorry, ich bin seit eben auch ein "Verfolger"
VG
Gerlinde

barcord said...

I love boxes too and that is a beauty, and I like the way you have filled it with goodies. Thanks for the chance to win.

barcord said...

Congratulations on your 100 posts. I follow with my google account.

Jessisca Lenderman said...

Congratulations on your 100 posts : ) I enjoy reading your posts and you are very generous with your giveaway : ) I am glad you moved to Singapore .. then you can write more : )

Nana said...

Wow, what a generous idea!!!

Nana

JustPam said...

congrats on 100 posts. I love the box.

JustPam said...

I am a follower.

Heather said...

What a sweet box. Thanks for the chance and Congrats on 100 posts.

Heather said...

I am a follower on blogger.

meli B said...

Love your covered boxes. Congratulations on the 100th post.

meli B said...

2nd time lucky as a follower. I have never counted how many posts I've made. Will have to look!

Janice said...

Congrats! On 100 posts! It has taken me almost 3 years as well and I am. 3 posts away! Thanks for the giveaway celebration.

Janice said...

I follow your blog with Feedler on my iPad and use google reader as my feed

Rita said...

SAli Vreni
Versteh ich das richtig, Du willst die Traumbox verlosen?? Die ist wunderschön!!
Wie geht es Dir denn? Alles ok? Bei mit immer was los mit den Jungs;)
Wünsch Dir ein schönes Wochenende!
Liebs Grüessli, Rita

Shirley said...

Hi Vreni, the box is beautiful and I would love to win it.

Shirley said...

Congratulations on your 100th post by the way and I have you on my sidebar so anyone visiting can see what you are up to. There is always some wonderful eye candy.x

Wendy said...

What a beautiful box, I'd be thrilled to win it!

Wendy said...

I follow on google followers so it comes into my google reader

Leeann said...

Wow this box is so beautiful! I come & check your blog out often, there is always something inspiring here to see. Fingers crossed I'd love to win. I'm following too :-)

Mimi said...

Oh my gosh that box has got to be the cutest!!! I have this 'thing' about boxes and small containers to hold treasures. Your giveaway prize is awesome!! Seriously, this is the best! Thanks for the chance!

Mimi said...

I follow you via Google Friend! Thanks for another chance to win your treasure box giveaway!!!

christine said...

GORGEOUS!!

thank you for the chance to win this very pretty (and generous) prize







chris-the-quilter@bigpond.com

christine said...

..and I have successfully subscribed to your blog feed

thank you





chris-the-quilter@bigpond.com

Diane H said...

I am a happy follower. Thank you for such a beautiful giveaway.

Diane H said...

A real treasure chest, thanks so much for a chance.

Sunnybec said...

Oh what a fabulous box I love it!! Hugs x

Sunnybec said...

I am a follower. Hugs x

Martina said...

Vreni, your blog is so inspirational. Well done for keeping it going--not sure where you find the time. If I don't win, will you show me how to make one?

Angela said...

Hi Vreni,
facing a few problems with the internet here in Malaysia, therefore I did not sent you a mail as promised. Love this box, too, and wish you still hundreds of followers more. Until soon, Angela

Fran said...

Congrats on the 100 posts, I really enjoy your blog. Thanks for the chance to win (& keep up the good work!).

Fran said...

I follow you via GFC, thanks.

Granny Grace said...

Missing your lovely company but so love reading your blog from the other side of the world. Congrats on your 100th! I am so impressed with your work once again!