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Saturday, 18 August 2012

Six years of blogging about tatting

Next week will be six years from the date I posted my first entry in this tatting blog.  That entry was to mark my participation in the 25-motifs challenge organised by Sharon Briggs. They have been wonderful six years. I am very thankful for the comments made about my entries through the years.  The comments are what made me continue tatting and blogging, sharing what I know and continue to learn from what I read and see from others.

What better way to celebrate than to have a giveaway, and I know everyone loves giveaways.

This will be a part-blind giveaway.  I am not going to show you what I will be giving away (read as: I am still working on it).  I will be drawing two winners in this giveaway.  Besides getting whatever-it-is-that-I-am-working-on, from the two names drawn, I will flip a coin to determine who will get this,
 Mat no. 34 from the DMC Book of Charted Tatting Designs 
To enter the draw is so easy, just leave a comment, one only, in this blog post only
You may read about this giveaway in other places but only comments left in this post will be included in the draw.  I have removed any comments restrictions for the duration of the giveaway.

There is no need to for you be a follower of my blog nor do you need to post about this in your blog/website.

The two names will be picked on 23rd August, which is the date of my first post six years ago, and the winners will be announced soon after. Hopefully, by then I will be able to show what the other gifts are.

I will be announcing the winners through this blog so, please remember to check in here from 23rd August onwards.

Added at 8:45am, 23rd August (my timezone is GMT+8)
Today is the last day to enter your name for the drawing.  I will be making the random selection later today. 

Updated on 23rd August, 8:42pm (GMT+8)
The participation in this giveaway is now closed.  Any comments made after this will not be included in the drawing which I will be making soon.  The two names picked will be announced in my next post.

93 comments:

  1. Congratulations on 6 years of blogging. Yours is one of my favorites to visit. Looking forward to many more years of seeing your beautiful work.

    Deb in WV

    DebinWV at yahoo dot com

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  2. * ~ Happy 6th Blogaversary, Jon ~ *

    Over the last few years I have been lucky enough to tat many of your patterns. I have been even luckier to have test tatted a couple of them. Please continue to do all that you do, you are an asset to the online tatting community and specifically to me.

    Your tatted piece looks lovely!!!

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  3. Wow ! Six years ! Congrats and Selamat Hari Raya :) Love reading your blog although I don't often comment :) Thank you for a great giveaway !

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  4. Great idea. Thanks for sharing with is your tatting knowledges

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  5. I have been following your blog for several months now. Thank you for all of the wonderful tatting information. I lone the doily in this entry. Beautifully done! Please count me in.

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  6. Congrats on blogging for so long. I always love reading your posts.

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  7. I love your tatting, Jon. I would be an honour if I were to be the winner!
    Fox : )

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  8. Jon, yours is one of the blogs I NEVER miss reading. You have taught me so much over the past six years, and you've given me so many wonderful ideas. I hope you'll blog for many years to come. Congratulations on six years of blogging!

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  9. I just started tatting again after an almost 20-year absence, and was so excited to discover your blog yesterday (shhhhh...while I was at work!). I would love to win some of your beautiful work!

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  10. Great..gotta try my chances:) thx

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  11. You do such beautiful work, it would be an honor to receive one of the give-aways!!

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  12. Six year! Wow, congratulations!

    Please enter me, I think this doily is lovely!

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  13. I, for one, am very happy that you are still blogging. I only found tatting a relatively short time ago, but your blog has been so helpful and encouraging. I love your detailed explanations of how to do things and how things work. Thank you.

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  14. Please enter my name. It would be a great bithday present since my birthday is the 25th. Congrats. on your blog. I still plan to create one.

    ELizabeth
    LeVert92 at aol.com

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  15. Congratulations on your 6 years of blogging! I know you have touched many people as your patterns are seen on many blogs, mine included! You do wonderful work and are a great asset to Tat Land. Thanks so much for all you have done and I'm sure will do in the future.
    That doily looks mighty fine - I'd love to win it:-) Please enter me in your giveaway.

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  16. I would LOVE to have one of your beautiful pieces in my home! You're a great designer and tatter.

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  17. Six years is a long time, congratulations! And thanks for the patterns and techniques.

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  18. Congratulations on your sixth blogging anniversary. I appreciate all your posts, pictures, patterns. And, your tatting is all so beautiful!!! Enjoy the day - tat well.

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  19. Ob How exciting! Congratulations on 6 years!
    I agree, positive comments are always wonderful motivation to keep going. :o)

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  20. Wow! Congratulations on six years of blogging! I've enjoyed your blog for years and am happy to know that you'll continue blogging. I'll continue reading. :)

    Thank you for the chance to win some of your lovely work!

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  21. Congratulations. It made me look at my blog and I've just missed my 6th - in May. Oh, to have a memory. Hopefully I'll remember in time next year and do a giveaway for that!!! Count me IN, please!!

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  22. Thanks for the chance and congratulations on 6 years. The 23rd is my mom, and cousin's birthday.

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  23. oh my. this is so lovely! <3 in poland, people'd sing 'sto lat' song to you - which means, roughly, 'live a hundred years' - the blog of course, and you with it <3
    count me in too, plz :)

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  24. Six years! It seems like just yesterday. I'm glad you have been blogging and intend to continue because I love your work. Winning a piece of your work would be great -- count me in, too!

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  25. Wow- congratulations on 6 years!!! I only discovered tatting and blogs 3 years ago. Yours was one of the first I started following regularly. I especially appreciate your instructions on covering a ring. Understanding that technique gave me a mindset to catch on to split chains. Thanks.

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  26. Congratulations on six years of blogging, I have not been bloging that long, but I do enjoy reading all the blogs I follow and seeing the wonderful pieces of tatting they produce. Thank you for producing a wonderful blog.
    Please add me into your giveaway
    Margaret

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  27. Congratulations on six years. Always checking to see what you have posted. Love the doily. Please count me in.

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  28. Well, just maybe that Sharon Briggs had a brilliant idea with the 25-motif challenge. So glad you took up the challenge and blogged---I've learned so much from you and loved many, many of your patterns. Your tatting is always elegant! Thanks too for offering the giveaway!
    Katie V in NC katie at r-v-r dot com

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  29. Congratulations. 6 years wow .Have been watching your blog for a couple of years now and love your tatting. Have tatted many of your patterns and half way though one at present.

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  30. Congratulations on your anniversary! You do beautiful work and any piece you make is truly an heirloom.

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  31. Happy Blogaversary! I always enjoy seeing what you've been tatting, so thank you for so much wonderful eye candy!

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  32. Congratulations!!! Wow 6 years . Wishing you many more . I enjoy your blog. My tatting is pretty basic and get such inspiration from your work. Thank you for the chance to win .

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  33. It's always a pleasure to read your blog and to see your wonderful tatting and excellent designs. You have shared so much with the tatting community! Congratulations on six years!

    I have to admit I nearly fell out of my chair when I saw you are giving away this beautiful doily! I can't imagine how you can part with it!

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  34. I admire all your tatting and can't imagine having a piece to enjoy and treasure. Thanks so much for the chance and for inspiring all of us!!! :)

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  35. CONGRATS!!!! 6 wonderful years of sharing your passion/love/skill and beautiful tatted pieces with the rest of the world....thanks for keeping this ancient craft alive.

    Hugs,
    Usha

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  36. Yay for six years! Congratulations! Thank you for hosting a wonderful giveaway! The mat is beautiful!!! *Starts bribing the giveaway Gods* ;-)

    ♥,
    Stephanie Grace

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  37. I really love going back through your blog and looking at the pretties you have made and learning the new techniques. Thanks for the help with the interlocking rings mine look so much better now. Congratulations on 6 very creative years.

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  38. Your blog has taught me a lot about tatting and I love your patterns. Thanks and congratulations!

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  39. I am always amazed by your beautiful tatting and imaginative designs. I check your blog almost every day in hopes of a new post! Congratulations on six years of inspiring so many! And thank you for your generous giveaway.

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  40. Happy Blogaversary to you! I've learned so many things from your blog, and your tatting is always so beautiful and inspiring. You've put up an amazing giveaway!

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  41. Thanks for the chance and congratulations on 6 years.

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  42. Congratulations and wishing you continued success. I love your blog and check it regularly. I have learned much from your blog and patterns over the short time I have been tatting. And now I know why I could never leave comments before.

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  43. Congratulations Jon!

    Your blog was one of the most important in me learning to tatt, one of the first I followed. I learned a lot from your super informative posts, and I am a huge admirer of your design work.

    So yes, of course, I'd love to take part in the giveaway! Your tatting is amazing, the mat is a heirloom worthy piece. Congratulations again, and thank you for your generosity!

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  44. Happy Bloganniversary!
    Your blog was the first that I found two years ago when I decided
    to pick up again my shuttle after 30 years .
    Thank you very much for your clear explanations
    Kiss from Rome

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  45. I enjoy reading and seeing what you have tatted on your blog. All the many tips you have given us over the years are greatly appreciated. Glad to hear that you will continue to send more thing our way. Congrats on 6 wonderful years~!!!

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  46. Congratulatios on six years of blogging!
    I have made your blog to one of my starting sites in firefox so I am always up to date.
    I love your patterns and have already made a lot of them - mostly snowflakes.
    Thanks a lot for the chance to win one of your TATTED items! Please count me in.

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  47. Six years WOW! Continued success, keep blogging and tatting. Thank you for always sharing your work and ideas, I've learned so much from you.

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  48. Congratulations! and what fun!
    Thanks Jon, I enjoy reading your blog, you have such good information.

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  49. Congratulations, Jon!

    Thanks for all the patterns and tutorials!

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  50. Congratulations Jon! It has been 6 great years of reading your blog too. I would love to be part of this drawing. How can I resist such elegant tatting.

    Sunela

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  51. Six years... that's really impressive and it's an amazing blog. I wish you another six years and than another and another.

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  52. I am so hoping I get picked! A girlfriend in college (many, many) years ago gave me a tatting shuttle and showed me how to use it. I'd love to have a sample (or two) of your work.

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  53. Congrats on 6 years of blogging! You do gorgeous work and I would love to win one of your items.

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  54. I would love to ein...the tatting is lovely!

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  55. Congratulations - I've read your post on and off for a couple years now and just came acrossed that you will be celebrating 6 years of blogging. Have not tatted to much lately, been quilting. Will always come back to tatting. Keep up the good work. Robert, in northern Iowa.

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  56. Congratulations on 6 years of blogging. That is quite an accomplishment in my eyes. I found your blog about 2 years ago and read every post, even though I don't comment. The work you do is lovely!

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  57. Congrats! Your tatting is so beautiful. I just LOVE it. My Granny taught me to tat when I was very young. I can't do it like you. :)

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  58. Congrats on making it to 6years!! hope you have many great years to come. I was going to ask if you were going to come to Tat Days. But I just saw that you are in Malaysia. Guess that would be a tad bit far to come. Anyways, love you blog and you tatting!

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  59. Happy 6th! Lovely lace!

    Deborah
    homemakerhoney @gmail .com

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  60. Congratulations on your 6th anniversary! I've just discovered you, but hope you'll continue to be around long after I've caught up with your first few years.

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  61. Just starting to get into tatting, really excited to follow your blog! Congratulations on 6 years!!

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  62. Your creations are truly pieces of art. Wishing you many more years of creativity and joy.

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  63. Congrats on your 6 year blogoversary - I would love a chance to enter, your tatting is beautiful!!
    Thanks :)

    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

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  64. Congrats on six years! Your tatting work is truly magnificent :) here's to many more years ;)

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  65. My grandmother and her mother used to tat, but they were gone before I could get them to teach me how to do this lovely craft.

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  66. I have always wanted to learn to tat but have not been successful. I taught myself to crochet and thought it would be easy to learn to tat. I haven't given up though...I will learn one day! Congratulations on 6 years!

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  67. Thank you for sharing your talents with us. How beautiful. I'm always envious of someone who can do something that I can only hope to enjoy. Keep Tatting! Diana in Bloomsburg, PA

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  68. I would really like to learn tatting - such a beautiful art form.

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  69. Congrats on 6 years. You do beautiful work. Hope you have many more years of beautiful work ahead of you too.

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  70. Happy Blogaversary! Your blog is great! I love tatted items, but have never learned. You do gorgeous work! Thanks so much for the chance to win one of your pieces!

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  71. When I was a little girl, my aunt tatted all the time. Such good memories!!

    lag110 at mchsi dot com

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  72. looks like a fun site! I may have to join!

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  73. Congratulations on 6 years. I have been tatting for 11 years and love it! Can't wait to see what you are giving away. Love Free Goodies!!!

    Darla
    ddamronsmbc (at) gmail.com

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  75. congratulations=your work is so beautiful!

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  76. Congratulations, Jon! I love your blog, appreciate your constant sharing and find your published patterns to be the best!

    Sandy

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  77. Congratulations on your 6 years. Looks like a great site.

    Jeanne M. Sprague

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  78. I am currently trying to learn to tat. Blogs such as yours are such an inspiration!

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  79. Your tatting is lovely - I'd be thrilled to be able to display your work in my home! Thank you for the generous giveaway.

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  80. You do beautiful work! I tried learning to tat several years ago and couldn't get the hang of it. I really want to try again now that I've learned to crochet.

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  81. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and talent. I have followed for a while. I would like to join the give away. Congrats for six years.

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  82. Thanks for such lovely patterns. I am a newbie. I would like to do some of your patterns. But I might need some help along the way.

    Congratulations on 6 years. Keep up the good work!

    Bonnie

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  83. Congratulations on your 6 years. Your tatting is beautiful. I took a tatting class a few years ago and couldn't get pass the first knot. I admire anyone that can tat. I would be so proud to win either piece.

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  84. I would really like to learn to tat, it looks like fun. Hope I am lucky to win this.

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  85. Your designs are beautiful.I came across your site on craft gossip boy am I glad I did.Thank-you for the give away chance.Becky
    derry04@yahoo.com

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  86. Lovely-congratulations on six years. What a nice celebration.

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  87. Congratulations and happy anniversary. Reading your blog and looking at your tatting always inspires me.

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  88. I love tatting. My nana used to tat and I have one of her doilies which I treasure. I would love to have another tatted item as it is so beautiful. Congrats on six years of blogging, that is big deal. :)

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  89. Happy blog anniversary! Your tatting always looks so lovely and this piece is no exception! Love to enter your giveaway!

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  90. I know I'm really late but .... I love tatting but I have yet to learn it. I think I need someone to actually sit down with me but, alas, no one around who even knows what I'm talking about. Lost arts, indeed. Yours looks beautiful and perfect. Take care.
    ChrisTea
    botm2@yahoo.com

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  91. Wow! 6 years of tatting and blogging...hope i can be as good as you in 6 years time. Congrats! :))

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  92. Congratulations on 6 years!

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  93. Congratulations on your 6 year anniversary!

    I just discovered tatting a few days ago! I'm in love. I've tatted a fish and now I'm attempting a dragonfly. Your dragonfly. I started it this morning. I take about half an hour to make one split ring haha. I made my own shuttle with recycled materials. I'm having so much fun! =)

    Thank you for your patterns, I look forward to making many of them and dazzling my friends that have never heard of tatting hehe

    Maria Vieira

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