Friday, November 7, 2008

100th Blog Post Giveaway


It is hard to believe that this is my 100th post. I have known this day was coming and have been trying to decide what to give away in celebration. Because I have not been able make up my mind, I thought I'd let you choose. Please take a minute to log onto my Etsy shop, Shady Grove Studios, and pick your favorite item. Then leave a comment for me with your choice. I know which items I like and I'd love to hear your favorites. I will choose 2 winners a week from Sunday on November 16th.


Writing this blog has allowed me to tap into my creativity in a new way. I started taking pictures as an opportunity to discover more about light and shadow. I wanted to improve my drawing skills and gain confidence to be used when I learn to paint in the not so distant future. Taking time to write about the things I enjoy has helped me focus and develop new ideas. I have notebook full of projects waiting to be started. But I have to say the best thing that has come out of blogging is the wonderful people I have met. Your creativity and spirit lifts me up and I thank you for your friendships.

28 comments:

Mistress Meeyee said...

I love the Pink flower quilt block pendant!All kinds of good stuff at the store! Count me in please.

sphinx63 said...

I like the Pendant with Leather Necklace-Flower Quilt Block. The one with the yellow background. thanks!

Jude said...

Gosh I would like anything that you have made, I'm always in awe of your work, the jewellery is stunning and the colours of your hand made fabric are fabulous.

bindu said...

Congratulations on your 100th post, Chris! It's been great seeing a glimpse of Wisconsin through your blog, and the exceptionally creative work you do. I looked at your etsy shop - how can anyone choose! I love your little earth-toned quilt block pendants, and those tiny magnets you make!

Greenmare said...

yes we meet the greatest people blogging!!! and can I say I love EVERYTHING on your etsy store!!! Oh I am hoping and wishing I win!!!! your things are GORGEOUS!!!

Greenmare said...

oh I was supposed to say ONE thing! oops, I would totally pick the flying geese necklace in the greens. SOOOOOOOOO lovely. but all of it really is. I hope you get some good Christmas sales.

Kristi said...

Chris,
Your work is beautiful! My favorite has to be the Shades of Autumn - Gold Orange Red & Brown "Butterscotch". I know how hard it is to create something this color combination and would be honored to "win" it.

Exuberant Color said...

congratulations on your 100th post! I love the pea green hand dyed yardage. BUT everything on in your etsy shop is terrific.

quitecontrary1977 said...

I love the square in square quilt block earrings. You are genius! Never seen this kind of jewelry before. Very fresh! And happy 100th!!!!!

quitecontrary1977@hotmail.com

micaela6955 said...

congrats on your 100th! I love your quilt block jewelry, esp the purple earrings-but my daughter fell in love with your hot pink dyed dress with the ruffle design in a size 10, so that is what I'd choose-it would look great on her come summertime!

micaela6955 at msn dot com

Diane said...

Anything in your Etsy shop...for real? I love the log cabin brooch you've shown in this post. Such a soft blending of colors! Congratulations on your 1ooth blog post. I've just reached mine as well.

Robyn said...

Oooo what a treat! I love the brooch on this post or the gorgeous earings A2010 or anything you choose would be wonderful, knowing you made the mini masterpieces. So exciting....anticipation. Congratulations on your 100th blog post!!!

Lynn said...

Chris congrats on your 100th post!
Isn't blogland awesome? I too have been so inspired by knowing all the artists here, yourself included. I am especially touched by your reactions to my quilt(s). ;-)

If I were lucky enough to win something from your lovely store although hard to pick I think I'd love to be the proud owner of some of your hand dyed fabrics. Very generous of you to offer up such wonderful prizes for some lucky person(s).

Jackie said...

I like it all.
Congratulations on your 100th post.

Pat said...

Congratulations on 100 posts! and many more!

Everything is beautiful in your store! I think my favorite is the flower brooch pin with purple. :)

ikkinlala said...

Congratulations on 100 posts!

I love your hand dyed fabrics, especially the 6 pack of gradations between Cerulean Blue and Lemon Yellow.

EMBELLISHER said...

Congratulations on your 100th post.I've perused your etsy shop and I must say I really love the Flying Geese pendant in turquoise and brown.Here's to many more posts!

Plays with Needles said...

I can't believe it!! YOu're giveaway is so much better than my little measly spider...
I don't even have to go to your etsy site. I have been coveting the log cabin pin that is shades of pink on one side and green on the other....I LOVE that pin and was waiting for the day when I had the extra money to spend on myself...Maybe I'll be a winner!!

Karen said...

All of your shop items are beautiful. I love all the hand dyed fabrics.

quiltcrazygal said...

What a wonderful blog. I came across your beautiful work a few weeks ago. Your items in the store are stunning, I love them all. Congrats on your 100th post, I am looking forward to following more of you work:) Jenna Louise

Marcia said...

Chris I love the Hand Dyed Cotton Quilting Fabric --- Shades of Violet and Purple --- 1 yard. It would be great in a Log Cabin Quilt. You have such Beautiful Dyed Fabrics!!!
Marcia Boscobel Wisconsin.

Linda said...

Congratulations on your 100th blog post! (I just saw that I posted my 102nd posting today - completely overlooked the 100th...)
It's hard to choose a favourite among all the beautiful things in your shop, but I think the log cabin brooch that is shown in this post is my favourite (although the purple handdyed fabric comes a very close second!).
Greetings from Australia,
Linda

Diana said...

I guess my favorite on your etsy were the stacks of hand dyes, especially the greens to blues. Good luck with your give away.

Diane said...

Chris -

I love all your work! I am particularly attached to the brown flying geese earrings - they remind me of our non-migratory flocks here in Naperville.

Any chance you could have brass colored metals for your work? I know there are limitations in all craft endeavors. Just wondering.

Please keep up the blog! I love the nature photos AND the craft updates.

Faith said...

ohhh put my name down for the giveaway... all your things are gorgeous I love anything to do with rainbows. Your colours and what you do are such an inspiration and keeps me on my toes hee hee

jan in nagasaki said...

oh my buddha!!! what fabulous colors... those teals and purples and turquoise are just beautiful. It is impossible to choose just one!!!

best left to fate !!!!

congratulations on 100 posts and looking forward to more!!

Tracey N. said...

Congratulations! If I were to win, I would love the set of Eight Quilt Block Magnets (silver snowflake tin) They are so pretty!

Jackie said...

I love it all! I'm a new quilter and particularly love your hand dyed cotton quilting fabric. Especially the blues and greens.

Happy 100th!