Thursday, August 6, 2009

giveaway...my first

I'm having a giveaway, a rather sudden giveaway. Stupid, really, but on Saturday, August 8 (this year obviously - heehee) I triumphantly reach 3 FULL years successfully smoke-free. These last 3 years have been extremely difficult aside from not smoking, but add the triggers and temptations (and visions of smokers dancing in my head) hasn't made the last few years any easier but I've persevered.

I made a promise years ago for many reasons why I wouldn't smoke and I can honestly and with a healthy heart scream now I'M SMOKE FREE. What a relief! To honor this commitment to myself, my kids, and my family and friends I'm having a quick giveaway.

I'm giving away Shepherd's Bush The Promise. The kit includes: Au Ver A Soie Silk, Thread Gatherer Handpainted silk and ribbon, beads and charms, needles, instruction book (of course), and 32 ct linen Light Sand (9x25 cut).

If you're interested in entering to win this kit, please comment on this post and become a follower. If you're already a follower just comment then. :o) This giveaway is open to the globe. The giveaway closes at 11:59 pm central standard time, August 8th. Sunday, Aug. 9th I will have one of my kids pick a name from a basket and I will make the announcement shortly after that so stay tuned.

Good luck to YOU and congrats to ME for another successful year! Talk soon!


25 comments:

lissylaine said...

Congratulations Julie! That's a great milestone!!! And we all missed you being at the moonlight stitch - hopefully you'll be able to make it in October!

~ Stitchin Sweet Sue ~ said...

Sincere congrats to you Julie, quite an achievement! Have fun with your giveaway:)

Sweet Stitchin...

(not entering)

~Judy~ said...

Congrats Julie! I am a follower of your blog. Please enter me in your generous giveaway. Do you find that other people smoking bothers you now? That's how I was after I quit.

Judy

judithapoulos@aol.com

Melissa said...

The most important thing to say to you is this "Congratulations!!!" That's a wonderful accomplishment and it can't be easy. I've seen people fall off the wagon so I'm all for cheering you on!

xangles said...

Congratulations and wishing you many healthy years to come. Please enter me in your generous giveaway. Thanks,
Pokua

Conny said...

Congrats Julie that you're smoke free. I think is great that you have succedeed! Also congrats on your third blogversary. Love the chart so please enter me in your giveaway. Thanks!

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

Well, in case you didn't know - I adore Shepherd's Bush Designs. I think it's my very most favorite.
Congrats on the milestone. I surely understand your joy. I had my last cigarette on January 2, 2000 and have not had one since. It rocks to be smoke free!

Gail said...

I am a quilter and discovered your site thru Simple Pleasures blog. Congratulations on your accomplishments! Thank you for entering me in your draw. I have never done any handwork other than quilting and would love to give it a try.

Diva Kreszl said...

Congratulations!!!! What an amazing accomplishment, I have never smoked but have had several family members who did and quit as well, it very difficult and you should be so proud! Keep stitching as it keeps your hands busy...I know it's the only thing that keeps me from putting food to my lips (my addiction) !

Mary Beth said...

Congratulations, Julie, on your wonderful achievement! I remember when I quit and I know how hard it can be. Well done!!! Loving your blog!!!

Margie said...

Bravo Julie! This is no small feat.

I'd love to be in your giveaway - I'm on a huge SB kick right now. :-) I'm already following you.

Anonymous said...

Julie, what a great accomplishment. I"m so proud of you. I am quite curious as to what your personality was like three years ago, and if it changed any. Regardless, congrats - you rock (but I already knew that).

Sally S.

Shari said...

HUGE CONGRATS Julie!!!!! I know what you have gone thru, because I watched my dad do it!!!!!! You have succeeded!!!!!!! Keep up the great work!!!

Anonymous said...

I am the most-proud Mother!
Congratulations. I love you.
Mom

Andrea said...

I don't want to be entered into the giveaway, but I just wanted to say huge congratulations for being smoke-free.

SimplyStitchingintheGarden said...

Congratulations for being 'smoke free' for 3 years. I have been smoke free for 28 years!!

I just love SB so would love to be entered in your giveaway.

Continued success --- Roberta

Becky K in OK said...

Congratulations on your accomplishment. I know tobacco is one of the hardest to give up.

Please include me in your drawing. I am now an ardent follower!
bkirk1029@sbcglobal.net

Carly's Meme said...

Julie, wonderful, wonderful; I am proud of you and you will always be so happy you "kicked the habit". Please enter me in your contest... Love your work; always.

Best wishes, Dee

Janice said...

Congratulations on THREE smoke-free years!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Julie! What an amazing accomplishment. :)
Dorothy

Melody said...

Congrats Julie on your milestone! Please enter me in your wonderful giveaway!

Phyllis said...

Congratulations on 3 years of being smoke free. I am a lurker since I don't have a blog, and I read your blog often. Your family should be extremely proud of you for quitting smoking. My dad smoked for years, but he did finally quit. I have enjoyed your stitching, and it is really pretty. But I am more impressed with your smoke-free status. Have a great day. Great giveaway.

primitivebettys said...

Julie, I've missed the deadline for the giveaway... but I still want to congratulate you on 3 years being smoke-free! I'm so happy for you!!!! My last smoke was April 8th, 2005... so I know exactly what you have been through & I will never again go back to that nasty habit! Stay healthy my friend!!!!


Hugs & smiles,

Betty

Gayle said...

What an inspiring accomplishment you've reached! Wish my brother could do the same thing - good for YOU!

Patti said...

Congratulations on 3 years of being smoke-free! What a wonderful accomplishment!

Blessings, Patti