Saturday 16 January 2010

2nd Anniversary Giveaway

Today is the day. Two years ago I wrote my first blog post, and soon I noticed that I had entered a whole new world full of nice people, brilliant ideas, beautiful pictures, inspiration, challenges, treasures and great friends. (If you are curious to know about the name of my blog, it is explained in the second half of that first post.) To celebrate the two first years I'm having a giveaway. Like I mentioned in one of my earlier posts, I wanted the giveaway be like me and my blog. Therefore I'm giving away an apron,
A) because I wear aprons every day,
B) because it is vintage from the 60's
C) because it was an UFO I inherited from my mother
D) because it is recycled: my mother started making it from a summer dress she had sewn for my grandmother

I finished it last night, and here it is:

What is even more typical of me is that I misplaced the second item I was going to give away, the Stitchers' Angels rose string bag. If I find it during the weekend, it will go to someone as well.

To replace the missing gift I pulled some Marimekko scraps from my endless stash. I will give two sets, and the first winner to answer my e-mail gets to choose. The one set is blue:

The other set is green:

I will be away in a meeting almost all day, so you have all day to participate. I will draw the winners tomorrow  and contact them by e-mail for the mailing address. You have one ticket for every post you have commented on since the beginning of my Advent Calender. No-reply comments don't count.

Thank you for being there.


  1. Happy Blogaversary Ulla. Isn't it amazing how 2 years have flown by so quickly!

  2. Congrats on 2 years, I just finished my first year and love it. Love the apron and the fact that it is vintage and re-done.

  3. Two years! That seems very far in the distant future for me!
    The apron is a lovely idea, and the fabrics are really different so I hope whoever wins them really enjoys making something special.
    I went back to look at your first post and was very interested to read where you got 'Kotkarankki' from, snippets like that always fascinate me.
    Here's to the next two years and congratulations to you! Its great knowing you!

  4. A Marimekko stash? Scraps worth fighting for. :o) They be terrific in string quilts. Very sweet apron too. Have a great day and congratulations on 2 years of blogging. I'm so happy to have met you and I did so because of Eileen.

  5. Happy blogging anniversary .We make the nicest friends and all the great info that we are able to learn from them. How fulfilling our lives are with our blogs.HugasMarie

  6. Happy 2nd Blogaversary Ulla. I hope you have many more.

  7. Happy Anniversary, ULLA!!

    Please throw my name into your give away hat!! Thank you so much for entering me in your wonderful GA! Now I must go and read that first post to find out about the name of your blog!!
    Have a wonderful day!

  8. I do love Marimekko. It's funny looking at the apron - I just realized that it's brown gingham. I have one my mom made in brown gingham and two in navy blue gingham. My mom's are much simpler in design though. I hope your weekend is productive.

  9. be still my beating heart!! A beautiful apron and Marimekko.....please, please, please put me in your draw!

  10. this is my punishment for staying away from the computer so long!! I missed hearing about your giveaway!!! Love the apron!! Congratulations to the winners and on your blogiversary!!! Keep on bloggin'!!! :>)


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