Monday, 20 June 2011

100th Postaversary Giveaway - I Can`t Wait Any Longer!

Highlights from the first 99 posts
I always said I would never have a blog and then I did and then I said I wouldn`t blog every day but I often seem to and now after 5 months I have reached my 100th post.

To celebrate this small occasion, I have a small giveaway. 

The winner will receive either this carnelian, Swarovski crystal and garnet necklace...                                        

or this acquamarine and rainbow flourite chip with aventurine rondelles necklace...both are handmade by me...

and for my quilty readers who don`t yet have one, I have a copy of this for you as well...


and lastly this funky little porte-monnaie (purse or wallet) by Lup31, made from re-cycled flour sacks here in Marrakech...


So to participate in this giveaway, simply leave a comment below  -
  • specifying which necklace you would like 
  • if you are not a quilter, or you are and you already have the book say so and I`ll send you a little something else from Marrakech
  • If you are a member of the Brit Quilt Group set up by Lynne at Lilly`s Quilts leave a separate comment saying so and you`ll get a bonus entry
  • lastly my family and I are off on our hols in a couple of weeks so a recommendation for a good beach read (nothing too light, nothing too heavy) would be great.  Don`t worry if you don`t have one, you can still play. 
I`ll choose a winner on Friday June 24.
    Thanks to everyone who drops by and leaves comments - I love every one of them.

    40 comments:

    Nadilah Magee said...

    Congrats on your 100th post, it was to read your post. I love carnelian, Swarovski crystal and garnet necklace...

    diane said...

    Oh, I am the first one. I am a quilter, but already have the book. Would love something form Marrakech! For a fun, easy read, how about the Pioneer Woman's love story...
    Black Heels to Tractor Wheels
    Happy 100th post my friend...

    Nadilah Magee said...

    I forgot, I don't have The farmer's wife sampler quilt book yet and would love to have one.

    As for the book, you should read ; "Cutting for Stone" by Abraham Verghese. You will love this book.

    catherine said...

    The aquamarine necklace is definately my favourite!
    A great book that I have just finished is the Aviators wife by Anita Shreve: took me a day and half to read, it was fantastic.
    I love your montage: it is sunny and happy

    Catherine said...

    And I belong to the Brit Quilt group....!

    Sheila said...

    Love the colours of the 2nd necklace, I am a quilter but possibly the only one not to have the FW book..........well done on your 100.

    Sheila said...

    and I am also a Brit Quilter.

    Manda said...

    Wow 100 posts in 5 months congrats! :)
    Necklaces are beautiful, I love the 2nd one - the colours are lovely!
    I am a quilter and don't have the Farmers Wife book yet.

    Books: I liked this one http://www.amazon.co.uk/Twenties-Girl-Sophie-Kinsella/dp/0552774367/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1308605342&sr=1-3 but it may be a little too light.
    I recently read this one http://www.amazon.co.uk/Eat-Pray-Love-Womans-Everything/dp/0747585660/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1308605416&sr=1-1 too. Not as grabbing but not as chick lit like either!

    Manda said...

    I am a member of Brit Quilt!
    Enjoy your holiday :)

    Little Island Quilting said...

    Oooooh ooooh, fantabulous giveaway. Definitely love the first necklace. Can I recommend One Day by David Nicholls if you haven't already read it. If you have I loved 'The Help' by Kathryn Stockett. Both I would class as good summer reads. I don't have the FW book but I am thinking that is too generous a thing to give away so I'd be happy with anything really!

    Little Island Quilting said...

    And I am a member of the Brit Quilt Group on Flickr

    Shelley said...

    Happy 100th post! I love that green and purple necklace, it's just gorgeous! I wish I had a good book to recommend, but I've been mostly reading cookbooks and gardening books lately. :). And even though I'm a quilter and don't have that quilt book, I already have so many traditional quilt block books in my library. Have a fabulous vacation!

    two hippos said...

    congratulations on your 100th post!!!! So many fabulous gifts, I think i'd have to go with the farmer wife quilt, but its a difficult decision!

    Lis said...

    Congratulations on your 100th post (it is bit addictive isn't it?) I've come over from Brit Quilt where I'm a member and am entranced to have found your lovely blog. I'm now following you.

    Lis said...

    To your other questions :)
    I love both your necklaces but the carnelian is a favourite stone of mine (and 'my colour' being a redhead) and that's the one I would love a chance to own, thank you.
    I am a quilter (also an addiction) and would love to add the Farmer's Wife to my "to do" pile!
    The little purse is gorgeous. I visited Marrakech for a week last year and had a lovely time but didn't see anything like that. While I was there I read Miranda Innes' "Cinnamon City" which I imagine you've already read. My recommendations for your reading list would depend on where you're going as I like to read something set where I am. You may not do the same but anyway I recommend Victoria Hislop's "The Island", Joanne Harris' "Sleep, Pale Sister" anything by Sarah Dunnant or Philippa Gregory ot Barbara Erskine and finally, a book I've just finished, Kate Morton's "The Forgotten Garden". Enjoy your holiday and thank you for the chance to win in your generous and yummy giveaway.
    My Marrakech posts are at http://piecenpeace.blogspot.com/2010/11/giveaway-question-one.html
    and
    http://piecenpeace.blogspot.com/2010/12/tasty-tagine-more-holiday-photos-and.html
    and
    http://piecenpeace.blogspot.com/2010/12/giveaway-question-four-and-lots-of.html

    Helen in Switzerland said...

    Oh how exciting! Well as I'm blonde like you I'd have to say necklace number two! I'm a quilter and would love the book too!
    What wonderful goodies you have!!
    A good read - I just finished The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs which is light but I enjoyed it.
    Best wishes, Helen

    Lis said...

    My Brit Quilt extra chance :)
    I'd love the carnelian necklace to head my way if I'm lucky enough to win. Thanks, best wishes, Lis

    sew katie did said...

    Have a great holiday.

    I always revisit The Razor's Edge.

    Would love to check out the book.

    susan said...

    Annabella, I told you I was going to hold out so I wasn't the first comment for a change! Now to answer your questions -
    I love both the necklaces but the acquamarine would go with my pale freckled skin better.
    I do not have the Farmer's Wives book and if I won it I would love to quilt along with you. Just may buy it myself anyway if I don't win it so we can do that.
    Books I have enjoyed are many but here are three you may not have read: The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd; Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky; Guernica by Dave Boling
    The last two books might not be 'beach reads' but they are so well written that I thought I would recommend them anyway.
    Right, time to go and leave comment number two!

    susan said...

    I am a Brit Quilter!!

    Ms. Becky said...

    first off, thanks for your lovely and supportive comments at my place, I truly appreciate that and it means a whole lot. and congrats on your 100th post! your giveaway items are lovely! have a beautiful day Annabella!

    Hobby Lass said...

    Hi and congratulations on your 100th post. I love the aquamarine and rainbow necklace.I don't have The Farmers Wife book but dream about owning one so as a novice quilter I can gain more experience.

    Hobby Lass said...

    I'm a member of Brit Quilt.

    Hobby Lass said...

    I think a good beach read would be The Hunt for Atlantis by Andy McDermott. It's the first of a series of books but well worth a read. I would never have read this book had my friend not recommended it but it's brilliant.

    Jo said...

    Wow congrats on your 100 post. just love the acquamarine necklace.

    Jo said...

    By the way I am in the Brit Quilt group, so see you there

    gill said...

    What a great giveaway!
    I like the aquamarine necklace - gorgeous colours! and I quilt but don't have the FW book!
    Have you read the Timetravellers Wife? I think it's my favourite book ever!!

    Teresa said...

    Such beautiful necklaces. The crystal and garnet one for me.

    Teresa said...

    I forgot to say congrats on your 100th post and I am a member of Brit Quilt.

    Judith said...

    Congrats, Susan (Canadian Abroad) directed me here! And I have a v.special birthday on 24th (40 - yikes!). Your jewellery is beautiful, I especially like the amber one. Thank you for your generous giveaway! Jxo

    Judith said...

    I am a member of the Brit Quilt Group too! Jxo

    aracne said...

    Good morning, Annabella! Congratulations on your achievement.Your blog is lively, full of interest, colour and a pleasure to follow.
    In the last year I read 2 books that I would reccomend:

    Lisa See - Snow Flower and the secret fan
    Stella Gibbons - Cold comfort farm

    If I ever were to win, I would love the aquamarine necklace that would go so well with my dark blue eyes.
    Enjoy your holiday, I will miss you.

    contented quilter said...

    Well Annabella, what a generous giveaway, whether I win or not it is nice to meet a fellow Brit Quilt groupee.

    I love both necklaces but the aquamarine is just gorgeous and is my birthstone too!!
    I don not have a copy of The Farmer's wife book.
    Books to read: how about a classic my favourite book is Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier - I could read it over and over or
    absolutely anything by Alexander Mcall Smith, there is just something so very comforting and warm about them.
    Thank you.

    contented caroling said...

    Just leaving my second comment because I'm in the flickr group Brit Quilt. Thanks again for such a lovely giveaway.

    Annabella said...

    Ochil_Lynz is having trouble putting a comment on so this one is for her! This is her comment from the Brit Quilt Flikr Group discussion area:

    "I'm having trouble posting on your blog (I've had weird things happening once or twice the last few days commenting elsewhere *le sigh* ) but it's such a lovely blog I feel like a winner already having found it. Your photography is amazing!

    P.S. Yeah, holiday reading? You can't beat some Jilly Coooper, I think. SO not my normal genre but I loves her dearly!!"

    Annabella said...

    Ochil_Lynz is also a member of the Brit Quilt Group so this is her second entry!

    elsy said...

    hi annabella....fantastic giveaway.....i am reading 'the help' by kathryn stockett,,,i dont want it to finish......or anything by rose tremain...the way home is a good one.....the necklaces are beautiful , i would be very proud to wear either..

    linda said...

    i am on brit quilt group

    linda said...

    i like the aquamarine,what a good give away happy blogaversary have a good holiday.

    nicolette said...

    Happy first blog anniversary Annabella!