Sunday, July 18, 2010


When I first learned a little about blogging, I would see giveaways and wonder...why?  One of the first I entered was for the bloggers 100th post.  Well, I said to myself, I could never find enough to say to log 100 posts. Mr. SS would differ with that statement, but I really believed it.
Here I am just eight months later, celebrating 100 posts.  Yeah!! I can't believe it.

So this post isn't about me, my family, my home, my cooking or my sewing...well maybe a little about my sewing.

This post is about you!! Yes you.  I want to have a giveaway, so one of you who read or follow me can win.  I appreciate each and every one of you who reads my blog and leaves a comment.  It is fun getting comments and I always follow up with a visit to your blog.  And if you don't have a blog I appreciate you too, and will answer with an email.

This is what I am giving away to one of you, and after you see the pictures, I'll tell you how you can enter to win.
This is where my sewing comes in, because I made this for one of you.

I started this almost a year ago when we were in Tucson on a job. I had lost interest until my friend Suzanne posted about a bag she had been given by a customer/friend.
Click on her name to read about it and see her cute bag. It is the smaller purse version of this tote which is Bow Tucks by Quilts Illistrated.
I knew right away I wanted to finish this tote and use it for my very 1st giveaway.

Anyway....back to how you can win. 
 1.  Leave a comment (even if you don't have a blog, check back and if you win you can e-mail me how to send it to you)
  2.  Become a follower (Google on my sidebar).  If you are already a follower, leave a comment telling me so.
 3.  Last, if you have a blog, please mention my giveaway on your blog and leave a link and come back and leave me a comment telling me you did so.

You will have until July 31st to enter and I will announce the winner on Aug. 1st.

As I reread this, I thought you might think you need to do all three to get a chance to win. You will get one entry for each one. Of course I would love it if you do all three and have three chances to win.
This will be an out of the hat draw and I will have Mr. SS draw.  I don't know how to do it any other way...yet.

Oh! One more thing.  Since this is a roomy tote with lots of pockets, there will be some suprises inside.


Jane said...

Good morning Beverly,
Congrats on 100 posts!
I would LOVE to be entered in your giveaway for that gorgeous tote! I am a follower too!!
Have a wonderful week.

Suzanne said...

Happy 100th post to you...
Happy 100th post to yoou...
Happy 100th post dear Beverly...
Happy 100th po ost to you!

Whoo Hoo! This is a big milestone and life is Sew Sweet with you in blogland. Did I say happy 100th post? Oh yeah. Never mind then.

Pink Daisys Blog Spot said...

Yea for you!!!! 100 post! that is great. We love you and are so glad you are blogging. You are a talented lady with lots of great advice to share! I will post this on my blog to tell everyone to come here and visit you! Congrats!

Stacey said...

Beverly, Happy 100th post! It's always such a pleasure visiting your blog. Even though I'm a non-sewer I love to see your beautiful projects...makes me sigh and wish for that skill. :) The tote bag is so pretty and summery. It's very sweet of you to share one of your treasures.

Polly @ Make Mine Beautiful said...

Well Happy Anniversary! (kinda)
That's a lovely bag with a lot of details, and I'd be happy to have it in my arsenal of totes.

I subscribe to you in reader - does that count?

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi Beverly,
WoW! You did it 100 posts!!!. It took me for ever, way over a year to make 100 posts. Two thumbs up you!.
I love, love the bag you made its so pretty and summery. Your sewing always amazes me, you have some awesome talent behind the sewing machine.
Beverly you are such a dear for visiting me and always leaving such sweet comments, Thank you..
Please drop my name in the hat. You know I'm already a follower and I will post your giveaway on my side bar.
Have a sweet day, hugs~Elizabeth

Kara Haushalter said...

Congrats Beverly, You makes so many beautiful things!!! Love your BLOG!

Dodie said...

Congrats on your 100th! It would be fun to have a blog. Also I love the tote bag. If only I could win that. I do not sew so would love to win. Your little granddaughter dresses were so beautiful. What a blessing for their mothers to have you sew for them. Please put my name in the hat. Thanks.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I am so glad you had a great time at the Cloche Party. Aren't there some of the most creative people in the whole world in blogland. I am always amazed.
Your giveaway is absolutely lovely. What a beautiful tote. I sew, but making these lovely things is not one of my talents. I would love to be entered. Of course you know that I am a follower. I really enjoy your blog. Hope you are having a super day. Hugs, Marty

Linda said...

Wow...100 posts! Good for you! I love readings all your posts and all the things you create. Of course I am a follower, but I can't for the life of me figure out how to get a picture on that follwer thing. It always says too big...whatever that means! You can tell I'm a newbie!

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Congratulations on reaching that magic number 100! I think we started blogging around the same time, but you're doing much better than I am. I'm only at about 70 posts so far. This is a very sweet bag and I'd love to enter. Of course you know, I'm a follower too :-)

Sewn With Grace said...

Oh, pick me, pick me!!! I have been a follower all along and so happy I am! I will mention this in my post for tomorrow! Thank you for doing the giveaway!

sewingseeds4U said...

Cute, cute, cute. Congratulations on your 100th post. Please enter me in the giveaway...

Farmchick said...

100th post....that is quite a milestone! Congrats to you!

*I am also a follower*

~Carrie from Cottage Cozy~ said...

Oh sign me up sweet Beverly. What an absolutely wonderful giveaway! Thanks for the tip. And yes...I am a follower too!

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

BRAVO and YIPPPEEE... Good for you friend! Yep, we CAN talk 100 posts worth, can't we? You're a sweet addition to Bloggyville.... So glad you're here.

Please throw me into the hat too.... I LOVE that bag.


Jermaine said...

100 Posts...Congratulations, Beverly!!! I adore your blog. Just getting caught have a fabulous collection of cloches. I just love that they are practical and pretty at the same time but your best collection of all is your talented and beautiful family. Thanks for sharing the highlights with us!


Janean said...

no matter who wins, your to be congratulated on 100 posts!!!!!! yay! we're happy you're in blogland, beverly!

Dogmom Diva said...

Hi Beverly, like you I never thought I would have a thing to say either, lol. We fooled em didn't we?
Oh that bag is delicious! Love it! Me want It!
So glad to have met you here in blogland, hopefully when it cools down we can meet up in person
hugs, Barb

Dogmom Diva said...

Hi Beverly, I am a follower!


Dogmom Diva said...

Hi again! I just posted your giveaway on my blog at

hugs, Barb

Carol Mae said...

Very lovely Handbag, would love to be entered. I'm a new follower also. Smiles, Carol Mae

Gail at Victorian at Heart said...

Hi Beverly: I have been following you for years (we have been friends for 35 years so that includes alot of following, lol) even into blogland so count me in for the giveaway. Everything you do is outstanding. Congrats on your 100th post.

My Fleet of Fords said... 100 posts......congrats to you on making it this far. I have just started into this bloggin world and I am really enjoying it so far. I have enjoyed reading some of your posts and getting "caught up" with the family and looking at pictures of them. You guys have so much fun together as a family like we do.....what a blessing it is to have such wonderful family time together!
Your bag is so cute! You always make the cutest things! Thanks for sharing the bag and having a giveaway....what fun!!

A Write Life said...

What a wonderful giveaway. So cute. Please count me in.

A Write Life said...

Oh, and I'm your newest follower.

Sally said...

Congratulations, Beverly, on your 100th post! It seems like you just started! Your blog has turned out so beautifully and it is so enjoyable to read about what you are up to and your many family adventures. I wish you God's best blessings as you continue to use your talent in creating so many pretty things. You are such an outstanding seamstress. Oh, and count me in for the giveaway!
Love ya,

Leslie C said...

What a great tote. Just love it. I have been following Gail's blog and pop over to your blog through hers. I just loved the table scarf/runner you made for Gail out of the seed sack from Ames Iowa. My husband went to ISU in Ames. Ames is a great college town always enjoy my visits there. I so enjoy your sewing talent you share in your blogs and the window designs you created for Gail. Thanks for sharing, looking forward to the next 100!!

Leslie C

Christy said...

Congratulations Beverly! That tote is very cute and I've admired a lot of your handiwork at Strawberry Patches. Thank you for the generous giveaway. :)