Thursday, 3 December 2009

Theme Thursday - Friends, & a Give Away...

Its Theme Thursday time again and this week its all about friends. Earlier today I visited Lettuce and was moved by her post explaining what blogging has come to mean to her. It mirrors so many of my own feelings about the circle of friends I have come to know and love within the blogging community. I have found friends here where I never expected to find any. I have been blessed with support, words of kindness and wisdom, inspiration and free tuition. I am so thankful for the things I have been able to learn from you all and the chain reaction of creativity that has been borne between the pages of your blogs.

I've been thinking for a while that I'd like to do a blog give away to thank you ll and by way of showing my appreciation to all of you. There are no rules to this give away. You don't have to follow my blog. You don't need to visit again. If this is your first visit here, don't let that prevent you from leaving a comment to enter this give away. All are welcome! I do have a cheeky (optional) incentive however :)) let me explain:

  • Each person that leaves a comment will have one entry to the give away
  • Each person that is a follower of made4aid, has a made4aid button on your blog or writes a post signposting your readers to made4aid will get an extra entry
  • To clarify, if you leave a comment and are a follower of made4aid you have 2 entries, if you leave a comment, follow made4aid and have a made4aid link button on your side bar then you have 3 entries. If you have left a comment, follow made4aid, have a made4aid button and write a post, well then, you are super and I'll go right ahead and give you 5 entries!
  • Remember, these are just incentives and not conditions. Leaving a comment alone will give you an entry

I will make the draw on 21/12/09 in celebration of the winter solstice. I will be giving away a felted scarf, scarfette or piece of jewelry (please state your preference and favourite colour). I will make the felt for the winner using the preferred colour scheme of the winner that can be tailored for gender too. I will post out the felt during the first days of January.

Ok, now thats enough of my shameless promotions. Its safe to keep reading future posts, I won't be bigging up any more charities for a while. There have been so many of late because I have a real bee in my bonnet about ethical spending at Christmas time. I hate to see people getting into debt, maxing the plastic and stressing over expensive presents that are often unwanted, unused and unloved. But we love our family an friends and love giving presents don't we?


The picture above was taken at Stonehenge this year during the Gorsedd of Bards of Cor Gawr midsummer gathering.


50 comments:

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello My Dear Friend.

How kind of you to give away such a lovely gift. Thanks for becoming my blogging friend. I have learned so much from you and always enjoying reading your post.

I wish you and your family a lovely Holiday Season.
Hugs Judy

Caio Fernandes said...

agirl with so many good ideas worths for thousands of layzy girs .
good picture by the way .
see you !!

Brian Miller said...

an amazing pic! and i am all about free stuff...and of course visiting here and made4aid...smiles.

ArtSparker said...

Okay, I am shamelessly commenting for a chance at winning something wonderful.

e said...

This was a wonderful way to promote Made4aid, an organization I purchase from. Sadly, when I tried to place their button on my blog, I had difficulties and haven't tried again. Will make another attempt though.

GreenWhisper said...

:o) great idea.. love the incentives! no preferences, like surprises x

Alan Burnett said...

Good gracious. I am not sure I understand all the rules and instructions. But anyway - it is a nice Theme Thursday post and if I win I would like a size 9 wellington boot (in green).

Harnett-Hargrove said...

What a beautiful photo of sun up / sun down? through the stones.-Jayne

Jasmine said...

Hee-hee :) Would that be left foot or right Alan?

Manon Doyle said...

Love the photo and a great giveaway!!

Ronda Laveen said...

What a generous gesture. And the fact that you're drawing for the give away on Solstice is so special. That photo is amazingly powerful.

Joei Rhode Island said...

Hi Jasmine ... thanks for the nice comment on my blog. And yes the squares are all nuno felted. There is a prefelt on the bottom my hand dyed silks on top.
Toss my name in the hat for your giveway. Lovely picture.

Raph G. Neckmann said...

I love the photo - must visit Stonehenge. I really enjoy visiting your blog, and am glad to be blogging again after being up-to-the-neck in busy!

What a great idea to draw the giveaway on the Solstice! I'd like to enter, please - and my preference would be for a scarf in nice giraffe orangey colours! (But it needn't be long enough to cover all my 16ft neck! :)

Stephanie said...

Fabulous photo!

Karin Bartimole said...

Hi Jasmine, what a generous offering - and thanks for sharing the made4aid link. I'd never heard of it, so I'm grateful for the info and to see their positive works with giving artists!
thank you, too, for your thoughtful and caring words you left. I am touched - and would love to see your mandala :)
blessings,
xox K

Renee said...

We would be lucky to win anything you make darling.

Love Renee xoxo

Shadow said...

you are doing a nice thing here in time with the season of giving.

jackie said...

Thanks for your comment. Please include me in your draw - anything handmade would be appreciated.The exhibition in Sheffield was too far for me to visit, and I must say they are not good at feedback, no photos of the exhibition although requested. They now have two of my books, so I don't think I will take part again.

jackie said...

Thanks for your comment. Anything handmade would be appreciated.
The exhibition was too far away for me to visit and I must say their feedback is poor, no photos although requested. They now have two of my books, so I don't think I will take part again.

Assayya said...

there is so much power in your picture.
this is one of my wishlist:to visit stonehenge:))

Delphyne said...

Beautiful picture, Jasmine - and such a generous give away - thank you! xoxo

Janine said...

What a beautiful photo! It must have been so breathtaking to view it in person at that spot! At that moment!

Titus said...

Wow! One look at the post below was all the incentive I needed!

Felt scarf please, and loved the Stonehenge picture.

Martine said...

Hallo Jasmine, lovely foto you have there. I hope to visit stonehenge next year too.
Guess i have only one entry but i give you two kisses. For each cheek one.
XXXm

Diana Ramirez said...

I agree with your assessment of the holidays with the spending and debt. That is why I'm making so many of my gifts this year. It's personal, fun, and I have most of the materials already on hand.

And thank you for the giveaway opportunity. A felted item would be lovely, although Texas doesn't get too cold.

Happy holidays.

Momo Luna said...

Hi Jasmine,

what a beautiful idea and the words you write about fellow bloggers are beautiful too. I also feel blessed with all the warmth and friendship i experience from other bloggers. That's why i have the Sinterklaas feelings. ;-)
I never heard of Maid 4aid and didn't know their website, so that's what i now are going to do next. Visiting their website. December is a lovely month for me and i wish you much joy, warmth and love.

Sweet greetz, Momo Luna

Jukka said...

sorry for beeing away for such a long time. stonehedge is a nice place ots of stone. and old thing very nice. have you been doing felt lately.

Jasmine said...

Hello Jukka, good to see you back. No need for apologies, I respect what you've been doing. I last made felt a week ago. Its still my favourite thing to do but I am limited for space and don't have a studio. In Summer, I make felt outdoors x

lettuce said...

just leaving a comment to say thanks! and how glad I am to have met you!

xoxo

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Well, who wouldn't want to win a beautiful piece of your hand made felt. I love your blog and would love to be included in your fun giveaway! My favourite colour is burgundy/cranberry/raspberry RED!

Have added your blog to my blog list on my blog

Have a lovely weekend!

Carolyn x

Tammie Lee said...

How fun that you are celebrating with a give away! Your felt art is wonderful and would be treasured.... choices choices.... I'll tell you if I win, or if you ask again, xo

Tammie Lee said...

I just looked into Made4Aid. I believe I will be donating things as well. Thank you for this. Plus I am now following.

Jasmine said...

Thank you Tammie :))

Your photography and poetry are so beautiful. They will be very appreciated xx

Poetic Artist said...

Thank you for sharing. I do love your work.. I do hope you pick MEMEME!!! lol..
Have a good week..
Katelen

Mattie said...

How nice of you to do a give away! The made4aid is a brilliant cause! I posted on it straight away!

Keep up the good work!

Jasmine said...

Tank you Mattie, any help in getting the word out is very much appreciated. The success of projects like Made4aid is ensuring people know about them. Thank you xx

Gwen Buchanan said...

Hi Jasmine, Thank you for offering this wonderful give-away.. oh yes please enter me... This photo is actually stone henge.. I have always felt a strong connection to this wonder... must be my Celtic background

Walk in the Woods said...

So glad to have found your blog and website! I've bookmarked the site and plan to donate an item in the not-too-distant future!

I've added your button to my blog.

And I'm following made4aid! Peace.

Jasmine said...

Thank you Walk in The Woods :))

Debrina said...

Hello Jasmine - I must first apologise for not keeping up with your blog (or any blog, for that matter) - it has been a crazy time for me these last few weeks both at home and at work. Thank you sao much for stopping by and leaving such a lovely comment.
I have read through all your latest postings and have been so touched by them all. My heart went out to you over your memorial posting. Your family is so blessed to have such an amazing mother and wife in you. As an artist and the creator of such magic and beauty as you create, they are double blessed.

Karen said...

Hey Jasmine.
Awwwwwww
Giving a surprise is the best feeling and so much fun, I love what your doing and i know whoever the recipient of this will be they'll be extremely happy.
Isnt that picture just stunning

Cheers and Enjoy
Karen :))))))))))))))))))))))

lynne h said...

oh, i love this photograph... these stones! and yes, i'd love to be entered in the give away. : )

love to you...

holly aka golly said...

thank you for the chance - I would love to win a scarf!

ArtPropelled said...

Oh I do feel cheeky taking part in the draw for a felted scarf because I'm a new visitor but shamelessly I say beautiful naturals and maybe with black and white but whatever you choose would be brilliant.
Love the photo of Stonehenge! I saw it unexpectedly for the first time when we drove over the hill and there it was. So breathtaking!

parisa mahmoudi said...

Please count me in!!!!!!!! :D

parisa mahmoudi said...

So sorry about delay,I was working on my shop.I would be sooo happy to see you there.
Love
Parisa

The Scrybe said...

Oh yes, please put my name down. And thanks again :)

Seth said...

What a thoughtful, generous giveaway! I would love for you to add my name to the list! Thank you!!

Genevieve said...

The colors in the photo are so beautiful! Thank you for such a kind & wonderful giveaway.

Iris said...

How nice! I was stopping by Mrs. B's site and saw your entry for her giveaway and thought I would stop by to see what you were offering. I am surprised that you have such a big following and I haven't already run into you!

Your work is beautiful, I honestly would have no idea (yet) what to wish for!

Happy winter solstice!