Sunday, May 8, 2011

It's Been Just Over a Year.......Let's Celebrate with a Give Away!

Life has been quite full and busy over the past few weeks and I apologise for not tending to updating my blog a little earlier............. still, can you believe it's been just over a year since we arrived here.  Thankyou to all of you who have followed with us during this busy time...
 - you've seen us planting gardens that have been growing well,

Building sheds, chook pen,  ponds & putting in the water tank,
Saying goodbye to 2 of our beloved dogs,

Taken part in the wonderful dishcloth swap so many of you enjoyed;,  Preserving and Sewing for the home and friends,

And seen me start up a little business selling my homemade soaps (thankyou to the Aussie gals who have been placing orders from Brisbane through to Victoria and sorry I'm unable at this stage to fill international orders - love you all lots).

And of course you watched and prayed as we battled with flood waters and rain damage

So now we are into our second year and Autumn is here with the leaves  falling and the cooler weather beginning, thankfully, we have the wood all stockpiled ready for the frosty weather  to keep the fire burning bright and warm inside

 while I hopefully work on a bit more organization........ hmmm, seems I have a few UFO's that need attention............. but on a good note - yes, today I finally completed the quilt for Stacey (double bed size)

And yes, I do have a few pen pal letters and Robins to get to........... sorry girls, the pen pal letters will be tended to this week & new robins will be happening over the next couple weeks.

So, to say thankyou  for all your support (which has come via comments, emails & snail mail, and verbally from some of you at work LOL)  and to celebrate the start of our second year here in Bundalong - I thought I'd do a little give away. It's open to everyone, no matter where you live as I know my support comes from all over the world.............. to go into the drawer all you need do is  leave me a comment, + mention my give away on your blog and you gain an extra entry (don't forget to let me know ).  There will be 5 various prizes up for grabs............... have fun :)  Entries close 31st May (Australian date).
Love & Hugs to you all,   Sharm xox  


Doina said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I put your giveaway on my sidebar.

Sharmayne said...

Thanks Doina & I loved visiting your blog. You have 2 entries into the drawer.

janet said...

Hi Sharm, Add me to your drawing. Looks that you have been very busy!!!! Love the quilt and the pressies!!!

Unknown said...

Hi there,
I'm a new GFC follower came by to say Hi :) Your future DIL posted that you were pretty awesome so I had to have a look and see :D
I will share on FB.

Leanne Gagnon

Jerriann said...

Hi I am a new member, Renee sent me and I just had to check you out as I am a homesteader also. It's a lot of hard but awarding work as I am sure you know. Keep up the good work and I will be following you from now on.

Monica said...

Happy one year anniversary in Bundalong! Please enter me for for this giveaway opportunity, and thanks for extending it to those of us abroad.~Monica

Mrs. Doug said...

Congratulations on your one-year mark. Looks like you HAVE been busy. We are just getting ready to plant the garden and you're just winding up your harvest. So interesting living in different hemispheres.

What a pretty little quilt. It's so much fun to make homemade gifts for others. I've never had anyone be disappointed to recieve a homemade gift, even if I wasn't completely happy with how it came out.

I'm so glad our winter is over. I've been out planting flowers and starting things in the little greenhouse. Our planting day is May 30. I'll post some news then or maybe before then with pictures of some of the wild flowers that have come up already.

Looks like you'll be nice and warm this winter.

God bless!

Sharmayne said...

Thanks for all the lovely comments - & yes, I'll be especially warm this winter - birthday today & my hubbie has given me (us) a woollen electric blanket for the bed......... what a treat this will be getting into a lovely warm bed.
Hugs to you all - I've been getting a few little bits made to add to the gifts.

Dorothy said...

Haven't stopped bye for a while.Time has flown,good to hear things are looking better. I remember the flood pictures. Enjoying the use of my PIF face washers. Congrats on your 1st year mark.

Sallie said...

I love the bright, cheery quilt. Thanks for the giveaway!

Ronny said...

I'm new to your blog! Thanks for the giveaway!

Deborah in Atlanta said...

I'm new to your blog and hope you have fun during your giveaway. Boy, you've been busy the past few weeks!

Christine M said...

Hi Sharm. I've just come across your blog. Your quilt is gorgeous. I love the colours against the black.

Nancy D. said...

Congrats on your just over a year mark. It sounds like you've had a challenging and rewarding year. I've always wanted to visit Australia (I'm in Texas, USA). Take care and best wishes!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on you one year and thanks for the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

I blogged about your giveaway here: