Friday, January 13, 2012

1000th Post Giveaway

Happy One Thousand all! Before I get to the giveaway details I just wanted to take a short stroll down memory lane. I started the blog way back in 2008 because...well, because the folks in the etsy forums told me to. The implication was that doing so would help send traffic to my shop and I complied. I also spent a lot of time plugging my blog posts and generally pestering people to pay attention to me. It worked for a time, but man was it bothersome and exhausting. There was a point where I thought I should just let it go and move on, but then something weird happened, other tatters found me. Then it became less about self promotion and more about connecting and self expression. Here is the place I lay my thoughts, complain, celebrate and create. You're sure not shutting me up now.


Now for the giveaway part. I though long and hard about what to offer and decided to offer you your very own one of a kind Trailing Scrolls necklace like one of those pictured above, but made just for you. So how do you get in on this action? I need you to leave a comment here on this post sometime before Monday morning. That comment needs to tell me what shade you would want your necklace in should you win and you must make sure I have a way to contact you, email, twitter or etsy account. If I have to search for you, I'll just pick someone else.

The winner or maybe winners if I get an overwhelming response, will get to choose a thread color from those I have on hand, they're all listed on my policy page at etsy. They will get to decide whether they want the necklace plain, like the black one above or embellished like the others and I will choose from my on hand stash of bits to make a one of a kind piece. Once the piece is done, it will be displayed here for all to see before being shipped to the winner. Sound good? Well then, get your comment in quickly. The winner or winners will be chosen by random number drawing just before I post Monday morning, which given my usual posting time probably means you really only have until late Sunday night.

Thanks for 1000 posts and here's to many thousand more...what, does that scare you?

70 comments:

Kelly said...

Love your design work. If I am lucky enough to be chosen, I'd like something in a brown or gray or black, and some beads would be awesome!

Val said...

Congrats on your new milestone! Wow it's a huge achievement, making it to the 1000th!

I love the chocolate brown with the brass bits. It's gorgeous!

Crazy Mom Tats! said...

Oooo - love this! Pick me!

I'd love a chocolate brown with creamy beads. Or a nice plum with silver beads!

Jane said...

Congratulations on your 1000th post. It is funny how blogging goes from being a chore to something you look forward to, isn't it?
I would love a turquoise pendant!
My favorite blogs to read are ones where you get to know the blogger... and hearing about their life, their complaints, and everyday stuff, besides their main focus (tatting, in your case) is what makes it interesting. I usually click on your post as soon as I see it: short, sweet, and real. Thank you for sharing!
Jane

Willowish said...

Congrats on 1000!

If I was lucky enough to be chosen, I would love cranberry or navy.

(BlueEyesWillow on Etsty)

Jessy said...

Congrats on your 1000th post! I'm looking forward to reading the next 1000!

I'd love that necklace in gray. Lately, I love everything in gray!

Olivia said...

Congratulations!
I have been following for a while but haven't left a comment untill now so I hope this works.

If I am lucky enough to be chosen the I would love white tatting and christmas red beads. I'm getting married this year and those are the colors!

Denise said...

As I've said before, your work is amazing and has inspired me to start tatting..now if i could just come up with my own designs..I'm trying to be patient, after all I'm still learning and have to remind myself that even my jewelry work had a learning curve. If I'm lucky enough to win. I'd love a black or green necklace. Thanks for posting every day, I truly look forward to reading it every morning!

Teresa said...

I love your tatting, especially your barefoot sandals. Congrats on your 1000th post and on your etsy success - I hope they both last a very long time for you. I like blues, especially blue jean type colors.

Andrea said...

Congrats on the milestone. I love the brown one. Absolutely beautiful.

Gemini said...

Congratulations on the 1000th post. You were one of the first tatting blogs I found when I started a couple of years back. You have such unique work.

I love this pattern,it really does look like some antique lace work. If I happen to be a lucky winner I would love it in Navy with crystal or white beads. Thank you for the wonderful opportunity.

Kathi said...

Love your work. Found your video and decided to try to learn needle tatting too. If I were to win, I like the burgundy with beads. Congratulations on your 1000th post. I'm at katmark@gmail.com

tatterjil said...

I LOVE the Trailing Scrolls necklace. It may be my favorite of your designs and it is definitely among the top favorites. Congratulations on 1000 posts! Never stop tatting and designing. I love your work. The black I think would be my choice.

pen said...

Congratulations on your 1000th post - the necklaces are so lovely - if I am lucky I like gray and black but really would be happy with any color - I wear it all - Thanks for your blogging :)

CraftyRaffle said...

Congrats on 1000 posts! I'd want one in the darkest purple you have.

am I still me? said...

Even if I don't win, I have to say this scroll work has to be my favorite of all your designs (except for maybe a mask or two.) I love the green with beads!

Can't wait to see what you come up with next!

Kersti said...

1000 posts, good effort. 1000 quality posts while also designing new pieces all the time - amazing! Keep it up! (please!)

louine said...

Wonderful idea.....I love them all but either black or Ruby Red would be my choice.... And I just love this new scroll work design series. I can be contacted through In-Tatters.

SBujac said...

Your work is beautiful. I love all of your designs. Congrats on making 1000th milestone!

If I were lucky enough to get chosen, greens are my color (except yellow-greens...can't wear them). You can reach me at sbujac@gmail.com

Caseymini said...

I only signed up to follow you a couple of months ago. I dabble in tatting, but will never be in your class! I love your designs and this one is one of my favorites! I would love to win and if I do, somehow the black seems like your signature color. Very nice!

Niko said...

It's such a gorgeous design, and I love all the colors! I suppose if forced to choose, I'd go with green, or maybe purple, or . . .
(in case my email doesn't show up in my Blogger profile, I'm anagramforink on Twitter)

bySteph said...

Love your work, and what a milestone! This piece is super wonderful as a giveaway, absolutely stunning design, pick me pick me lol!

Purple Iris Dk with beads would be wonderful.

Keep tatting lady!

Erin said...

Congratulations on 1000!!!

You're work is amazing! You have inspired me to learn tatting:) Thanks to your instuctables, I've been obsessed with trying to make something fantastic. (so far they've been good attempts, nothing that good though)

If chosen, I'd love to show off your work, in ocean turquoise with silver beads, please?!

Thanks for sharing your art!
LilTadybug (etsy)

wickedtats said...

Congratulations!

A goth black would be awesome.

Marilee Rockley said...

Congratulations on your 1000th milestone of blogging. Your creativity is inspiring! I'm constantly amazed by the artistry of your designs and the speed at which you complete them.
If I get lucky enough to win, I would like the green with beads.
yarnplayer.etsy.com

Olorle said...

Very cool! I think it would be very pretty in a deep red with silver or black accents.

rsmre said...

Love the green with the malachite beads - sure hope I win!

Susie said...

Congratulations on the 1000th post! I often look at the sheer number of creations and unique designs and just sit amazed when I look at your site. Green is my favorite color, so either Christmas Green or Emerald green with beads would be excellent.

Nikki said...

Though I wish I had discovered tatting long ago, I'm glad I was able to run across your tutorial and fall in love with tatting earlier this year. I can't imagine not enjoying the creations of others and creating tatting patterns of my own. I love all of your designs and would love to own that necklace in either silver grey or black!

I look forward to your 2000th post :)

Unknown said...

Your work is awesome. This is actually my legit favourite design of yours.
If i were to win, a basic black with silver beads would not go unworn :)

AJ said...

Hooray! Congratulations on your milestone :)

I LOVE the new necklace design. I would definitely want one in green, but picking which shade will be hard!

You can contact me via e-mail: erthefae at gmail dot com

Beelizabeth said...

Oooooh- such a generous give-away!!! I picture this beautiful piece done in navy blue with lighter blue beads. I am sooo not likely not to win but one can always dream. I'm at bbeadymom at gmail dot com

crafty cat corner said...

Wow, your site is amazing and so inspirational. I have just got my firt book on needle tatting and am on the road to (I hope) making some lovely items.
I tried several years ago with a shuttle and could not do it but with the needle it is so much easier.
I would love to win a necklace in black, just as it is with now extras.
My blog is...
crafty-cats-corner.blogspot.com
Email...
thecrowsnest55@yahoo.com
Fingers and toes crossed

Briony
x

BlondEngineer said...

These are so beautiful and I would love to own a dark leaf green one with silver embellishments.

Red Sonja said...

Congratulations on all your success. I don't know how you continue to create such amazing designs, but you definitely have an eye for it.
I really love the burgundy beaded one, or a gray beaded one. I still get comments all the time on the dragon pendant you made, and hopefully a new one will gain even more comments.
Cheers, and all the best in 2012!!

redsonja185@gmail.com

Jo said...

Congratulations on 1000 posts, that's a lot of words and.. a lot more inspiration to the people who follow you. Someone is going to be a very lucky person! If I was that person I would love it in deft blue with either crystals or white beads, or for something different white with silver beads. Thanks for the opportunity and the pleasure your blog always gives

Cat among the pigeons said...

Congratulations. Your blog has really inspired me to start tatting and I'm always amazed at what I can make. Thank you for the tutorials. I love the burgundy one with the beads. Its such a lovely colour!

Celtic Katte said...

Happy 1K post, I have been following all the pics of the new scroll design. I love it! You never cease to amaze and inspire.

I can't decide if I would love a necklace in Ivory with dark colored beads or a cranberry with shiny beads. Hummmm you decide. :-)

Paige said...

I have to say, it's a lovely design but I really love the way the beads pop on the brown one!

I think if I were to win I would probably like black with silver beads, or silver gray with black beads, or maybe something way out there like blue and orange (if you were to have beads that work)... I'd prolly just have to let you choose. =P

If I could only keep focused on one hobby at a time... I've tatted a few necklaces and started designing a mask, but got distracted... I don't think I could do this as a profession, so I admire your ability to design and produce the way you do.

Trinity Lea said...

I'm a classic black sort of person! maybe with some silver beads?

finding your designs was my inspiration to learn how to tat! and your blog is always entertaining, even if I only make it over to read once or twice a month. Congratulations on 1000!!!

Bonnie said...

Congrats on the 1000th p[ost. I'd love one in a black or a light to meduim chocolate color. Love reading your blog and see the delightful tatting you are makeing. I hope to make beauitful and wonderful tatting like you.
Please enter me in your giveaway.
thank you
first and for most for having this giveaway.
yeoldetatter@telus.net or good2tat@yahoo.ca

r0xanne said...

I'm really happy to have stumbled across your blog. Because of your work I learned how to tat and I love it. Your work is amazing and I can't wait to see all the new things to come.
If I win I would love the embellished green. It's a gorgeous color. If I'm lucky enough to win I can be emailed at roxannenez@gmail.com

awkwardgirl said...

And I keep messing up on comments! Silly technology =P Congrats and many happy posts for the future.

I am all about the burgundy and garnets version - so beautiful! awkwardgirl@gmail.com :)

Donnelly said...

Your work is such an inspiration! I love to see everything you design, I really do love the scroll pieces!

If I were lucky enough to win, I think it would look awesome in the light turquoise (hand-dyed) and I would ahve to say I would like it with the fancy stuff!

Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

Cindy said...

What a beautiful thing to give away for a BIG milestone! Congrats :)

Pick me. I mean, if you pick me, I would love this in a taupe/brown neutral color with neutral/wood beads so I could match anything and wear it all the time!

Terry said...

I have been a silent admirer of your work for some time. I have started to tat again with your work being VERY inspirational. More than 3 years ago I purchased a dress for an annual art gala I attend. So this is the year I loose the weight to get into it and a black scroll necklace with ballet pink beads would be perfect. And should I win, please dangle in front of me to keep my focus! dinkiebug@aol.com

Red said...

I've loved seeing all of your creations ever since I found your blog - so intricate and beautiful! An embellished necklace in Burgundy would be gorgeous.

RetroRed said...

I just found you today, and i'm blown away by how incredible your work is, absolutely stunning. I am loving your Ankle corsets and the masks... oh my!! so beautiful! I want it all!! If i were lucky enough to win i'd love it in black... pure and simple :-)
retrored@hotmail.co.uk

staci said...

Congratulations on 1000!

I love the black.

goudenregen said...

Love to read your blog and see the gorgeous designs you make.
About colors: I love all shades of purple and silver is looks great on me!
Keep up the good work!

vee said...

Oh wow. I've been clicking around your stuff for a couple of days (starting with and coming back to the mask on instructables) and even though I feel totally undeserving and don't want to add to the overwhelming amount of comments, I just have to try. A black necklace with shiny black beads would be gorgeous, and you can get to me at vindylyng@gmail.com.

gelesan said...

gelesann@gmail.com
I want to congratulate you for your great blog, the first time I found your blog theres came a miracle, I found that I could tat with neddle, I have to thank you for all your great videos and your help, if it came out to be the winner I would be happy if you sent me a pattern because I live very far away from your country, thanks for all you share and lots of luk from Tenerife.

phaedra said...

These are really great, I would LOVE one that matched the hairpiece you made me: in black & white! I love it so much & would have even more opportunity to wear it if I had a matching necklace :) Congrats on the success of your blog, wishing you all the best in the future!

@phaemarie

Charters said...

Congratulations on your 100th post - didn't realise you blogged daily - what have I been missing!

Love to be the lucky winner of a chocolate brown or Harvest Orange .... embellished would be amazing. Got to be honest all your work is spectacular.

Heres to many more posts. You'll find me on twitter as @junecr

Jo Campbell said...

I think I would choose dark Iris purple with some matching or contrast beads.

This is me on Etsy - http://www.etsy.com/people/Dragonflightdesigns

Mmy said...

My favorite will always be the classic gothy BLACK. <3

(MmyBickers on Facebook)

West Pine Creations said...

I just love all of them, but would like an embellished necklace in turquoise or green. Beautiful work.
Marie McCurry
sandhollowgems@yahoo.com

TinaIsNoAcronym said...

I would LOVE one in basic black, although charcoal grey or burgundy would also be lovely.

Stephanie Grace said...

Wow! 1000 posts already? Congrats!

We know I can't resist getting in on this action, right? I'd say black... or navy ... or, "Can I mail you these sapphire-colored bicones I have and have them with black?" LOL.

Congrats again, Pamela! It's been a delight following your blog and I hope for a thousand more bits of entertainment from you!

♥,
Stephanie Grace
StephanieGraceCrafts [at] gmail [dot] com

emily said...

Yay 1000! As xkcd recently posted, you're just 24 posts from a nice round number : )

If I happen to be lucky enough to win, I'd love a piece in burgundy.

rivercitylizzy said...

Happy 1000th lovely Pam!! I get some of the best compliments on my jewelry when I wear your beautiful designs--your work is amazing, unique, and striking.

The hand-dyed aubergine color sounds just beautiful, and I would love the necklace in that shade embellished with whatever pretty little beads you may have on hand :D

Wanda Tripp said...

Beautiful work! Would love to win one.

Coretta from Confetti said...

I'd love the burgundy (purple tones) which looks like one of the pictured? Either way, I'd love to see one with top stitching and beads. I can be contacted via my etsy shop: corettadeesign.etsy.com

Congrats on 1000

Laivine said...

I would love to own one of your beautiful pieces! My favourite colour is purple, so that would be my pick for the beautiful necklace you have designed! I love reading your blog (although I do not usually comment, rest assured your posts are being read!) :)

Gina Shillitani said...

I would love to have one of your unique pieces and if I were lucky enough to win, autumn earth tones would be my choice - with embellishments of course! I love your work, you are so talented!

Trouble said...

WOW!!!1 What a giveaway. I started a following you quite a few months ago as your work is top notch!!! I have made the little flower and necklace following your instructions and I am amazed I did them. I think the black ones is lovely but then again all your work is brilliant. I am on jane.hirst@live.com

Luv Jane XX

Kelly said...

Hi, I love your designs. I've been following your blog for a while and I love seeing the new stuff you come up with.

I'd like the burgundy one or the brown one. So pretty...

ShadowFlower by Danielle Scott said...

Hi totus mel! I,ve been reading your blog for a while(need to figure out how to follow and make a blog roll.) and your work is beautiful,imaginative and elegant. Congrats on your 1000th postI hope my blogs get as popular as yours.
If i won (never won anything ever) i,d love maybe a plum(or was that one deep burgnudy in the pic?) if you have it or a purple with grey or honey toned beads.

Melissa said...

I love all of your tatting pieces. Everything is just beautiful.

If I was lucky enough to be chosen I would like one like the purple one pictured but in teal.

(I'm melisonde on etsy.)

Jane McCallen said...

I love You!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am the only tatter in my town and I find your works a great inspiration.
Black or a deep purple is my favorite.