the very special third blogiversary reader appreciation give-away

Posted by on March 6, 2007 in craft | 11 comments

Update: I’m going to keep the contest going until Monday (midnight, PST), so don’t forget to say hi and you’ll be entered!It’s been one of those weeks where I leave for work at 8:00 in the morning, after feeding chickens, making lunch and whatever other little chores need doing, and then, after working all day, running multiple errands, including a visit to the dentist that wasn’t much fun, and pulling back into my driveway at 8:00 in the evening, after which I flop on the couch, eat a PB & J sandwich and try, unsuccessfully, not to fall asleep in front of the TV. I’m so tired that I’m not even going to try and re-write that very awkward sentence. Anyway, the point is that I’ve not been organized enough this week to take pictures of the first prize goodies, and I want to share those before I close the contest.

Update #2: No good picture of the special handbound book, but I promise it’s cute. I did, however, make a cute bag to hold all the loot for the grand prize winner. Here it is, along with the knitted rose corsage pin:
Freebag2_1 Freebag1_1
I was careful to include the mother hen and chicks fabric :o)

I’ve finally gotten it sort of together for the promised celebration give-away. I really appreciate everyone who comes here and reads my little blog, especially those that aren’t actually related to me. I also love love love getting comments, so those of you who regularly lurk will have to come out of lurkdom, since you’ll have to leave a comment to have a chance to win.


My sister suggested I make it a little challenging and have a quiz, so I will, but I promise it won’t be all that hard. Here are the rules:

I have four sets of gocco printed and stamped postcards (with a little stamping on the back side as well, from a hand carved stamp, fancy!) and four sets of gocco printed bookplates (they don’t have adhesive, you have to tape or glue them yourself. I’m just not that high-tech yet) and four mix CDs for four lucky winners. Three of the winners will be drawn from a pool of everyone who comments on this post between now and this  Friday, March 9th.  All you have to say is hi and you’re in! Although I’d love to know how you found me and how long you’ve been visiting.

A first prize winner will also get a little hand-bound book and knitted rose corsage (pictures to come in the next day or two). Everyone who correctly answers the five questions below will go into the drawing for the first prize. They aren’t too hard, and can all be found somewhere on my blog and/or Flickr account.

1. When is my birthday?
2. How many siblings do I have and what are their internet names?
3. Name at least three of my pets, past or present (chicken names are acceptable).
4. What kind of car do I drive?
5.How many Flickr contacts do I have? (I promise not to add any between now and Friday) :o)

And since my sister already asked, of course if you are related to me, you can have any of the above items if you are interested, just let me know :o)



  1. I love your blog!!!

  2. Hi Lucy,
    I just recently started reading your blog (I think I found it through another blog- “Just My Cup of Tea”). I have quickly become a fan!
    – Best wishes, Glynnis
    1. When is my birthday? April 7th
    2. How many siblings do I have and what are their internet names? Sister (sijbrich), brother (carryjudd), brother (lazy eye), brother (dean’s light box)
    3. Name at least three of my pets, past or present.
    -Bear, Reggie, Gigi
    4. What kind of car do I drive? Volkswagon bug
    5.How many Flickr contacts do I have? 123 contacts

  3. Happy Blogiversary! I don’t know all the answers to your quiz but I do recall seeing a photo of your adorable Bug! Wishing you many more years of Happy Blogging!

  4. Hi Lucy,
    I just found your blog while searching for chicken coops. I’m really going to try to build one too. Love your blog… so pretty!!
    Oh, and happy blogiversary!!

  5. Birthday is March 31st (I know I was there!) won’t give the year!
    you have 4 siblings: Dean’s lightbox, Laze eye, Sijbrich, CaryJudd and 4 in-laws
    I miss Gigi and Dune, but still love Bear and Reggie
    You drive a beautiful blue VW Big Bug
    Flickr…..well, 124?
    I check your blog everyday, sometimes twice a day! I love to hear about what you are doing and sooooooooo wish you were here to teach my new British Literature class and help my poor PhD’s with their writing!!!

  6. I just found you a few days ago through the Flickr Gocco group. I absolutely love the work that you do! I can only hope to create things that are not ugly at this point.

  7. Happy three blog years!
    The one to win your prints sure will be lucky!!!

  8. Wow, I have special privileges! I feel so special.

  9. OK here goes:
    Flikr contacts: 123
    car: VW bug
    3 pet names: Curly, Bluebeard, Ruby, Ruby, Ruby, Ruby (cause you can’t tell the Barred Rocks apart!
    birthday: Mar. 31
    siblings: 4…lazyeye, carryjudd, sijbrieh, deans light box
    Love your blog. Love your photos. Love your chooks.

  10. hello!
    I’ve added you to my bloglines fairly recently. I think it may have been as part of the Ripple Blanket ogling I was doing… something I intend to do soon myself. So I really don’t know any of the answers but I thought I should go ahead and delurk to let you know how much I enjoy your fresh, bright photos! And your chickens. 🙂

  11. I feel like I’d be cheating if I entered the contest now since people have already left you comments and I’m late to the party. So Happy Blogiversary!

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