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Thursday, 13 August 2009

Time to Celebrate

This giveaway is now CLOSED.

It's August again and it is time for a celebration.

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My blog anniversary is on 26th August. This year I will have completed three years of writing about tatting and a few other things in between. I started this blog to participate in the 25-motif challenge that was started by Sharon Briggs. A lot of interesting things have happened since then. I completed my 25-motif challenge and made a lot of new friends in the process. My passion for tatting grew with the number of posts in this blog. And the comments that I received with each entries are very much appreciated.

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It's my birthday - again - which also fall in the month of August. I am looking forward to another fulfiling year of blogging about tatting and also wish that I will have some time to try a variety of other crafts as well. I have also opened my shop in Etsy and hope to make that grow in the coming year.

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You may have read vague hints in my responses to comments in my blog about this project. Well, now I am ready to announce it. What better way to do it if not in this month of August. Yes, I have finished with my second book. Here is a peek at its content.


To celebrate these three joyous occasions, I am giving away three signed copies of my new book, one each to three lucky people who leave comment for this post.

You need only to comment once. There is no need to blog about this in you blogs. If you do I appreciate it very much, but it will not increase your number of entries for the drawings.

You must have a valid blog and that your profile can be viewed so that I can contact you if you are one of the winners. If you do not have a blog, please leave a valid e-mail address with your comment.

The last day to leave comments is 2oth August, 2009, and the winners will be announced soon after that.

92 comments:

  1. i love all of your work and I try very hard to do my best hwne I use your patterns. You are great at tatting. I hope one day to be as good.

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  2. OH, a new book! I enjoy your patterns so I'd love to win this!

    And Happy Birthday!
    ginab6@yahoo.com

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  3. Oooh pick me! Pick me! I would love your book!

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  4. Hi, I'd love to be entered in your giveaway! I follow your blog on my RSS reader, but I don't really have a 'blog' of my own. My email address is as follows -- ladyalythe(at)yahoo.com (replacing the (at) with @, of course)

    Happy Birthday and congrats on all the other reasons to celebrate!

    Jo (Straylight)

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  5. Another year already? I can't wait to see the new book!

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  6. Congratulations and celebrations Jon, It's going to be another winner.

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  7. Happy EVERYTHING I REALLY REALLY want this book and if I dont win it I am buying it!!! Congrats on it all Jon!! WOW its a great month for you!!! HUGS
    Heather

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  8. Congratulations on your second book - so looking forward to seeing it as I simply love the snowflake book and all your other patterns.
    You are one seriously creative lady - thank you.

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  9. Congratulations Jon! Happy Birthday too!! What an awesome month August has brought to you. I have a blog but I will also leave my email just in case I may be one of the lucky winners of your new book.
    thelma_bradshaw@yahoo.com

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  10. Happy triple celebration! I can't tell you how much I enjoy reading your blog and admiring your designs.

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  11. What a happy month for you! You have a lot to celebrate! Congratulations on keeping your blog for 3 years and on a second book.

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  12. Oooo! I wonder if I could be so lucky! The picture shows some very pretty patterns! I would definately like to be in your drawing. Happy Blogerversary! Happy Birthday! And congratulations on your new book!

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  13. I would love to win your book. You gave me a reason to bring my tatting out of the closet and start up again. I have been tatting small things and have sold some earrings and bookmarks so far. I want to thank you for the push to do it again.

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  14. Happy Birthday and Congratulations to you Jon. I have your snowflake book and have to say it is a joy to tat it all. I am sue this book will surpass that. I do not have a blog but here is my email address: sunela@yahoo.com

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  15. OHHHH! Another book! How wonderful! Congratulations on all three categories, Jon!

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  16. Dear Jon,
    Happy Anniversary!
    Happy Birthday!
    and Congratulations on your Book!

    Your sneak peak is lovely. Thank you for your generosity in hosting this giveaway.

    :) Ann

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  17. Jon,congratulation on your triple anniversary. Your work is an inspiration for me,i've recently started in the world of tatting.You're one of my referents. Kisses

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  18. How exciting three anniversaries in one month. congratulations on all three. I can't wait to see your new book.

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  19. Congratulations on all three events! and best wishes for a Happy Birthday. The new book looks like another winner. I look forward to getting a closer look at it soon.

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  20. Congratulations, congratulations, and congratulations! What a lovely month this should be for you! Wishing you joy as you begin your next year of life and blogging, and much success with your newest book. (facefromthepast.wordpress.com)

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  21. You are so sweet Jon. Happy Birthday, congrats on the 3rd anniversary of your blog and I can't wait to see your new book!! Thank you for your generosity.

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  22. There is a saying that good things always comes in THREES - and you are celebrating three events in a month!! Happy Blog anniversay! Congratulations on your new book and have a wonderful birthday!! *smile*

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  23. if i get the book prolly its about time for me to learn tatting.. :)
    thanks jon for doing this..

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  24. My my - that is a lot of celebration going on. Congratulations!!

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  25. Congratulations!
    Eva in the very south of Sweden

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  26. Another book! - that is really something to celebrate, even if I don't win a copy,I will buy one! Maybe it will be the first tat-parcel that will come to our new address!
    Happy birthday, and many more.

    My email address, because I am blogless:
    maureen_lawrence#msn.com.

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  27. A triple congratulations. It's been so great following your blog and your lovely tatting. And you're such a generous person giving away patterns for free. A big "tillykke" from me.

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  28. Congratulations on all your 3 occassions.
    Esp the launch of your 2nd. book. Malaysia Boleh.
    Can't wait to have a copy of it.

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  29. Happy Birthday!
    Happy Blogaversary!
    And Happy New Book!
    Have a great month, Jon!

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  30. Hi Jon! Happy Anniversary and Happy Birthday and Happy Book Launch! What a great August, and you deserve every bit of it.

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  31. Congratulations on another blogoversary! You new book looks lovely.
    Happy birthday to you, too! :)

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  32. Happy Birthday,
    Happy Blogger;
    Happy Great New Book,
    Hope that you have a wonderful August
    BIG HUGS
    Joy in OZ

    Would love to be in the draw for your new book

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  33. Jon,

    Happy Triple Celebrations!!

    I'd love to win one of your books. It'd be a great addition to your first book in my collection.

    My birthday IS on 26th Aug - does that mean I stand a better chance of winning yor book? *wink,wink,wink*

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  34. Congratulations Jon!!would love to win this.. I enjoy ur blog n ur tutorials are superb!!Happy Birthday.. Keep going n tc

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  35. I love your patterns. I ahve just finished the frist two snowflakes in your snowflake book.
    Elizabeth (no blog)
    LeVert92 at aol.com

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  36. Happy Birthday and congratulations on your 3rd year blogging. Your patterns are well written and illustrated as I have tatted a few of them. Looking forward to more new patterns and thank you for all your help.
    Linda M

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  37. Happy, Happy & Congrautions!! Wow I'll say you have a lot to celebrate. Happy Birthday Jon!! Happy Blogaversary!! And Congratulations on your 2nd book!! The patterns look so pretty in your book. Please enter me in your drawing. Best Wishes to you!!

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  38. Happy Blogaversary, Jon!

    I enjoy reading your blog and watching your progress. Keep up the good work!

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  39. Hello Jon, Happy everything month. I enjoy your blog and would love to have a signed copy of your book. the earrings on the cover and the stars a beautiful. Wendytats

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  40. Hi, Jon. Congratulations on your BIRTHDAY, ANNIVERSARY and NEW BOOK! May the coming years be even better!! - tattingwithmarie@yahoo.com - or -
    Tattingwithmarie@gmail.com

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  41. Happy blogverary, Happy Birthday and Congrats on your new book. Definity will check out your etsy shop. Your patterns make us look like pros when we tat them-thanks for all you do!

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  42. i would love to have your new book. your snowflake book is wonderful. i have used it and also your patterns for bookmarks and others. your talent is delightful.
    congratulations of your anniversary and birthday.
    please enter me in the drawing for your new book.
    shirley b.

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  43. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! Jon
    HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY!!!!
    AND CONGRATULATIONS on your newest book!! It is a good feeling I know to get it to this point and start getting it out there. Thanks for the chance of the giveaway :)

    Mark, aka Tatman

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  44. Joyous Natal Anniversary and blogiversary. Congrats on the new book, too. Are you self-publishing, going through an on-demand publisher like Lulu, or going traditional publisher?

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  45. Congratulations on your blog birthday and on your new book!

    Becky

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  46. Happy, Happy, Happy, Jon! I love the look of the new book. It's on my "I gotta have that" list. :)

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  47. Talk about a feather in one's cap ... you have three!

    Congratulations on your new book launch! Another tatting milestone :) I can imagine the hard work that goes into writing and testing the designs. Wishing you much sucess!

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  48. YEAH - another book by Jon!! Well if I don't win it, I'll just have buy one!! Congratulations on all your milestones this month Jon!

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  49. Congratulations three ways!

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  50. From the cover of your book there looks like alot of neat tatting. Did you see the snowflake on my blog using your pattern? Anyhow...I hope you have a real Happy Birthday...and congratulations on finishing your newest book.

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  51. Happy Anniversary to all especially your Birthday! I have always loved your idea of using the ring. I am wishing me luck on winning a book or two!

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  52. Congratulations!!! The book cover looks so lovely!

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  53. Happy Birthday and congratulations on your new book. You have a lot to celebrate and I am sure that your book will be a great success.

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  54. Ooo - Ooo - Oooo! I want your book so badly!
    Congrats on all three!

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  55. Happy Tri-versaries Jon! Your work and patterns are beautiful and have inspired me to learn more and more about tatting. I just finished tatting your Quantiesque and I can't wait to try another of your patterns. BahmaTerri@yahoo.com

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  56. Happy Birthversery launching! Consider me signed up for your little contest, I love your patterns!

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  57. Congratulations on all of your celebrations!
    Your tatting inspires me more than I can say.
    ~M

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  58. Your first book arrived just a couple of days ago, can't wait for the next one, congratulations, or as we say in Sweden: Grattis!

    Susanne

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  59. Comgratulations on all of your celebrations this month! I would love a chance to win your second book. It looks like lots of pretty things to make.

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  60. Congratulations Jon and Happy Birthday with many more to come! I can't to see your new book. I just know it will be fabulous!

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  61. I thought I posted eariler but still HAPPY TRI-Versary :) You have much to celebrate and its great that for you celebration you give to others :) I can't wait to start working on some of your patterns :)

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  62. I could not get it to post except under anonymous sorry. congratulations on yor celebrations!!! I love your patterns and would so love to be a part of your give away. Please count me in. I so need to get a blog so these give away sign ins would be easier. Here is my email tattabugg@yahoo.com Hope you enjoy your celebrations. Best wishes and hugs Barbara

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  63. Hi Jon, Three years - my how times fly! Congratulations twofold of blogging & sharing that long and of your second book. :-) I've had such fun from your first one.

    SO many entries I don't expect to win so please put me down for a copy as soon as they are available.
    Love, Light & peace
    SueH (HBT list owner)
    Have a waay out of date Blog but me thinks you know who I am :-)

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  64. Happy birthday to you
    Happy birthday to you
    Happy birthday dear friend
    Happy birthday to you.

    Ulla in the north of Sweden

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  65. Happy Blogaversary, Happy Birthday, and Happy Book Launching! Please count me in - I would treasure your book.

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  66. Good for you Jon. 3 years, that is just wonderful!
    I love all the flowers, they are very happy. Any book of yours is certainly worth buying and very special to win!
    hugs, Bev

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  67. Thank you for sharing your passion with us. All good wishes for you and yours.
    BernadetteP.
    bonnytats@msn.com

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  68. Congratulations on all 3 very special occasions this month! Love your patterns, tutorials and ideas :)
    AnitaR

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  69. Congratulations x3!!!! wow what a great month for you.I love your tatting and I am glad you are putting it in a book!
    Way to go!
    Carol aka battatter
    (battatter@yahoo.com)

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  70. Congratulations Jon on your new book, your birthday and your blog.
    Josie

    josie.passellatbtinternet.com

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  71. Congratulations on your new book! I love tatting books and am looking forward to adding your latest to my collection.
    Jane Moody
    (tatter at execpc.com)

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  72. Congratulations on your anniversary, birthday and what promises to be a lovely new book! I am so excited to see it and would love to win a signed copy!

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  73. Happy Anniversary!
    Happy Birthday! &
    Happy New Book Launch!!!
    I love your snowflake book. This one looks to be a winner as well.
    JB
    Knotenough.graci.org

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  74. CONGRATULATIONS, Jon! Wow, three celebrations at a go, in one month... Very cool!

    Happy 3rd Blog Anniversary!
    Happy Birthday!
    And Congrats on a New Book!

    Thanks for sharing your fabulous ideas and patterns here. Keep blogging.

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  75. Good for you on your 3 congratulations. And you are a very giving person!!! Love your patterns and have tatted many of them.

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  76. Congratulations Jon on your Blogaversary, your Birthday and your Book. I think your work is very pretty. I would love to have your book. Thanks for offering this drawing.

    Have a very good time celebrating.

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  77. Threes are great.. congrats... I follow you blog as I have time... but alas I do not be a winner because I do not have a blog..... but I do have a web site.......

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  78. wow...what a great give away...Happy birthday and happy blogervesary...

    I would love to win this giveaway. I'm sure it is going to be a treasure for me, your tutorials are always very helpful for me to learn tatting

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  79. Hi Jon!

    Happy everything! And you are very generous to be giving away your lovely books. ( I have the first one and it's a fave.)
    Alas, I have no blog (one day maybe), so my addy is .... castats at gmail dot com.

    Happy Tatting!

    Cas. =)

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  80. Congratulations on all your special events. The new designs look lovely. Are they all based around a covered ring?

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  81. Jon, August is a good month... We are celebrating our 38th wedding anniversary this month (Aug 14 is the actual date...but we do special things all month. Happy birthday and keep up the awesome blog. I appreciate reading others and need to update mine...lol. Im guess I better get busy! Peace, Cynthia (tattingaway@gmail.com)

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  82. Congratulations Jon! And... a very happy birthday to you! Wow...the rings finally will be in a book?! I am so excited since I read your post that I have tried to comment atleast ten times since last evening... The first 9times was from my cell... Your page takes too long to load and when it finally does... I find I can't comment! :(
    Anyway, I am back and at 1am in the morning you can count me desperate to win your giveaway!:) I pray I win... iA. I have been hooked on to rings since I saw your patterns and each one of them is really perfect... Okay, please count me in.:)

    -Ais
    [write2ais(at)gmail(dot)com]

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  83. Hi Jon !
    Congrats on your Tripple Celebrations.. You such a great sifu ! I look forward for your 2nd book.

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  84. Congratulations Jon! I have to agree with everyone else about how lovely your tatting is.

    Jeff

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  85. Hi Jon,
    Congrats on your second book! Your patterns are beautiful..thanks for sharing free patterns. Sandy in TN
    ryanc@bellsouth.net

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  86. Hi Jon, congratulations! I love your patterns. I am looking forward to your new book!

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  87. Hi Jon, congratulations on all your accomplishments. How exciting! I'm so excited for you. I love your blog and read it every day. I have only done two of your patterns but have all of them on my to do list....Please enter me in the drawing but I sure hope I win one.

    I entered the State Fair this year with your Quantinisque pattern. I haven't found out yet if I've won but I don't care if I win or not. I love the pattern and want to do it several more times. Thank you for being so generous with your free patterns. I have really enjoyed your blog and just looking at your patterns gives me pleasure. Hugs from Texas

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  88. Jon,
    Love your snowflake book, look forward to your new book. please enter me in drawing

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  89. Phew!! Another 5 mins to 12 midnite... Think I'll be the last one to comment...

    I'll love to have your new book, Jon... ;)

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