Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Big Doin's Round Here

Lots going on here today.  First, it's my birthday, and I'm 65 today.  I look at that number and can't believe this is me.  I feel younger at heart than I felt when I was just 35.  Anyhow, now I am a bonafide senior citizen, so I guess I'm in the Big Leagues.  I finally made it!

I'm also officially celebrating my 6th Blogoversary, although it actually happened middle of last month.  But another big number is about to roll over, in about a week or 10 days ~ my lifetime blog hits are about to go over the 300,000 mark.

So I'm having a Giveaway to celebrate!  The first photo is what I'm giving away to any reader NOT residing in the U.S.  I know there are a lot of you out there because there's a loyal batch of international folks who regularly comment here.  But according to my blog map I've got readers seriously spread in every corner of the globe.  So leave a comment to this post or any post between now and next Monday, for a chance to win.  But you have to let me know, in your comment, where in the world you are (and International includes Canada)This prize contains three handpainted postcards, a blank handmade button booklet, and a stamp-head ATC.

Readers in the U.S., your prize package is this photo, to the right, and it contains a handmade recycled-paper journal, a blank button booklet, three rolls of washi tape, and two recent ATCs.  You, also, have to leave a comment to enter the Giveaway, but unless you really live in another country, you don't have to tell me where you are.  I'll assume you're in the U.S.

I'll draw two names for the prizes as soon as my total blog views hits 300,000.  And that should be within the next week or ten days.

To hurry things along, I'll even take duplicate entries.  So if you leave a comment today and again tomorrow, you'll be entered twice.  If for some reason you're not able to leave a comment in the typical fashion, use the link on the sidebar to email me.

Good luck, and enjoy my birthday today! LOL

58 comments:

john said...

How exciting that your birthday is today and that you are officially a senior citizen. Do you feel any different? :-) What a lovely idea to have a giveaway...two in fact. How generous of you to think of the overseas visitors. Love the idea. Happy Birthday!

Jan said...

Happy birthday! Happy blogaversery! Happy almost 300,000 blog hits! Those are all good milestones, congratulations. I've been looking over your blog, nice work you do. I will hope to be one of your US winners of your giveaway. I'm in Oregon where we too are receiving buckets of rain after the rather dry beginning of summer. Stop by my blog if you have a chance and see what I do. You have inspired me to go up into my attic and retrieve those old Post magazines mouldering away up there. No sense saving them any longer, time to use parts in my art!
Hope you get to do something fun to celebrate your birthday!

Ineke said...

Happy birthday and congratulations with "everything"! I'm from Holland.

neki desu said...

you talkin' to me??
:D

Jenny said...

I don't always visit you here, but I have really enjoyed getting to know you everyday on Facebook. I'm fortunate to have one of your postcards from when you had a trivia contest involving the Rolling Stones. I love it! Happy Birthday!

Gerrie said...

Happy birthday, again. So happy you are still here, creating lovely things for me to see on your blog! OOXX

Jacki Long said...

Happy Birthday Connie! I hope you have a wonderful day today and the beginning of an even better year ahead. Lovely give away, please count me in?

Gill said...

Happy Birthday Connie and congratulations on your milestone!
I'm waving from a very wet England!!

Leslie said...

Happy Birthday and I know exactly how you feel about how can that age be possible?? Just turned 62 in January and am still shaking my head. Great prizes, thanks for being such a good blogger and a faithful mail art pal. Hope you have a super day!

Sandra Rude said...

Happy Birthday! and congratulations on your blog milestones. Have a wonderful day.

Unknown said...

Congratulations on all the special dates and numbers you are hitting this year....Wow! 65 comes with beni's!! With all that you are posting you are one busy gal..good for you. It'll keep you forever young.
Marybeth

artymess said...

Congratulations and Birthday wishes I have to enter this ...and I live as you know in England ...:)

miss polly said...

ooh! ooh! ooh! such loveliness and all from your hands/heart! BOON! fingers crossed & wishing you a year brimming with magical unfurlings and beauty galore, miss p

Irene said...

Happy Birthday, Connie. As you know, I am from the Netherlands and have been following you for a while. I have seen you evolve, sort to say, and am always curious to see what you are going to do next. Happy Anniversary also. Lachaim.

marilyn stephens said...

Wow! Connie you are a great blogger! How lovely that someone will receive a piece of your lovely work.
Love, Marilyn xx

Els said...

Happy birthday dear Connie (ha, almost three years ahead of you ;-) !) But, we are as young as we feel and still going strong !!!
Lots of love from the Netherlands

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

Happy Birthday! Happy 300,000 views, Happy me if I get picked! Have a great day all day!

Anna H said...

Congrats on 65 years, and I would love to win this, thanks for the chance....Anna

Jane Perala said...

Happy Birthday from British Columbia, Canada! I will be joining you with that milestone in October.

Anna H said...

Forgot to say I am in the US - Oregon....Anna

MegWeaves said...

Total Pageviews says 298666 right now. Exciting, yes? And I love the map underneath - it's not just little old me from Kiwiland. Happy anniversary/birthday/almost 300,000, Connie!

Janet said...

Happy Birthday! Welcome to the realm of elders! I thoroughly enjoy seeing the wide range of work that you produce--each piece is wonderful.

Janet

ginigin said...

Happy Birthday! I hadn't realized this was the big one - the year of the Wise Woman! I hope BeeGee got in on the fun too. Hugs to you from the State of Confusion in the Land of Big Snow and multiplying possums.

Aussie Jo said...

Happy Birthday and blogversry.
I am in Australia and love following your creative adventures.

The Idaho Beauty said...

Well, and I thought hitting the big 60 last year was a milestone. I salute your optimistic attitude toward reaching 65 - have a very happy day.

And what a generous giveaway. It would be a delight to win - you know where I am!

Unknown said...

Love your blog. Congrats on your big milestone. I'm rapidly approaching, but in my mind, I'm still 25. LOL

Jeanne Aird said...

Happy Birthday Connie, Getting older is kind of freeing I think. Glad you are looking at getting older in a positive way and am enjoying who you are and where you are at in life. I'll be 61 in less than a month and know what you mean by feeling younger. I thoroughly enjoy visiting your blog. I've learned a lot from you. So congrats on being a blogging queen. I'd be delighted to win your generous giveaway, so am keeping my fingers crossed.

Wendy said...

How exciting! I'm glad to have met you this year via Facebook. What fun that I can be a part of this creative and communal milestone. :)

Gill said...

A second comment Connie while I'm watching the women's curling - GB v Canada

Judy Sall Fiber Art said...

Connie, I hope you had a wonderful birthday! I'm a little ahead of you, and find being a "Senior" Citizen hasn't slowed me down a bit, and I'm sure it will be that way for you as well! Congrats on your blogaversary and upcoming milestone as well... you have touched the lives of many with your art, and that is a major accomplishment!

Karen Isaacson said...

happy birthday, Connie! 300,000 is a lot of hits - congratulations.

Valerie Kamikubo said...

WOW, look at all those comments! I hope that you had a wonderful birthday, and happy blogerversary! You have enriched my life with your kindnesses and your inspiration. Love and blessings to you, Connie.

Sandy said...

Happy Birthday. We are younger now, because we are freer.

PamelaArtsinSF said...

Well Miss Connie Rose -- Happy Birthday (again) to you! And count me in -- I never win anything but there is always a first time. I think it is lovely that on YOUR special day you are doing some nice for others.
I hope it was a lovely day. And congrats on the blog anniversary -- I really enjoy seeing your posts and reading -- and I LOVE your tutorials.

Charlton Stitcher said...

Happy birthday for yesterday - whether I'm too late for the draw or not does not matter. But I did want to say I love your work and following your blog - so varied and so interesting always. Here's to the bright new future of being a senior!! ... it's kind of OK, I find!

Michele C. said...

Happy Birthday to you! And best wishes for a great year. Love your blog, so sweet of you to do a giveaway!

Paper Chipmunk (aka Ellen) said...

Wow--big milestones! I do hope you had a fabulous birthday. And I'm not at all surprised you have such a popular blog. You are an inspiration!

frazzledsugarplummum said...

Congratulations on these special milestones. May good things come....

ginigin said...

Happy day after, still time to be wild and crazy. Amazed at all the lovely art you do.

Miss_Sterwenn said...

What good days for these birthdays.I'll celebrate mine on the 23. So I hope you had a very happy birthday. It´s always a very good time to receive in France your news letter, you are so creative and generous with us.You make me discover Janes Davies.Thanks for all !

Sarah Cross said...

Belated Happy Birthday! I normally read and run on your blog, but I can't resist this giveaway :) I'm Sarah from the UK x

Karen Stiehl Osborn said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
That is awesome news and a great way to celebrate! I am in the US.

Gill said...

Another comment from me in England!
We won the bronze in the curling today!!!

miss polly said...

ok, ok, can't resist. another chance to win you lovely handwork! thanks!

Cathy in gorgeous Sonoma County said...

Missed yourbirthday Connie, so happy Belated Birthday! You're getting better, not just older. Plus Idlove your new series based on your painting. I've used the long format on several occasions and its a fun change!

Maggi said...

I'm sure that I wished you a Happy Birthday on the day Connie but not sure where. Quite a few milestones being reached lately.

Gill said...

Back for another comment Connie!
Waving from England!

ginigin said...

Hello again, from the land of melting snow and raging waters! Also known as the vale of raccoon vandals. Now that they've taught me to bring in the bird feeders, they've taken to pot tipping and dirt flinging. I hope it's more peaceful in your neck of the woods!

Cathy in gorgeous Sonoma County said...

Great work! Love to win...

Emma said...

What a wonderful series of accomplishments! Great way to celebrate, please count me in. As you know I'm the Englishwoman living on the beautiful Isle of Skye, Scotland, UK.

Gill said...

Back again Connie!
Waving madly from England where the sun is actually shining!!

Cathy in gorgeous Sonoma County said...

Got me again. Hand stitched shibori that you let sit for two years? My you're a patient woman! That said, still hoping to win.

Gill said...

Last chance I think Connie!!!
Still in England!

Betty Eilat said...

To give a present away in your birthday is a most generous act Connie! I'll appreciate much the giveaway coming my way to Israel :)))
May you have a wonderful year!

Betty Eilat said...

Hi again to say how much I like your discharged pieces...

Cathy in gorgeous Sonoma County said...

Will check out John. In the meantime, hope I'm chosen!

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