Thursday, August 25, 2011

Five Years - Anniversary Giveway

On this day, five years ago, Girls in the Garden was born with this post  This blogging experience has brought so much into my life.  Friendship with people all over the world, some of whom I have had the pleasure of meeting.  Thanks to all the blogs I follow and tutorials posted on these blogs, my sewing ability has developed.   I have posted garments, cards, gifts, purses, decorating projects and scrapbooking on this blog through the years.

I owe all of you a big THANK YOU for commenting on my blog, encouraging me, emailing me and sharing different family events through these five years.

Now I want to thank you for all of this.  Five years means five gifts.
    1. A tote bag
2.  Set of 7 cards 5 x7 cards

3. set of 7 cards 4.25 x 5.5

4.  Set of 7 cards 4.25 x 5.5

5. Style Yourself  book




Now the details
  • Leave a comment maybe about your favorite garment,  redo, card, garden, etc
  • I will draw on September 3rd (let the giveway run for a week)
  • I will draw the winners in order of the prizes listed above (so if you are first name drawn you win the purse)
  • Then I will post the winners on the blog and you can email me your mailing details.
Thanks again


28 comments:

  1. Congratulations on five years! I'm wearing my favourite garment right now. Its a self-made green and white cotton knit jacket with pure wool bindings around the edges. It's comfortable, stylish and made from vintage (c1960s) fabric bought for just $6. I'm not much of a gardener myself. My garden is quite beautiful nonetheless - in a wild tropical way. Just now the first spring cyclamen are peeking out from among the ferns.

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  2. Yay, congratulation on 5 years!!! Hmm, my favorite garment I've made is probably one of my twist dresses from NL6802. It's hard to pick because I have lots I really like a lot. I also recently made another Jalie sweetheart top in gray that I really like too. :-)

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  3. Congratulations with 5 year anniversary! My fav garment is the first EVER dress that I made for my daughter, it was New Look pattern. Instrucuctions were clear until the insurtion of a zipper. I didn't understand them and put the dress of for 1,5 years. i took a sewing cource and only then finished the dress. The good thing is that I took a larger size and it still fits her! She wears it now!

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  4. http://www.burdafashion.com/ru/index/1333669.html
    Here are free patterns from Burda magazine

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  5. Lori, I have loved most everything you have made.I think my favorite things are the trench coat style jacket you made for one of your girls and the recent jean skirt. Thanks for taking the time to share and inspire others.

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  6. Anonymous7:50 AM

    Lori, Wow! Five years! That is great! You are such an inspiration for so many of is. I don't know how you do it all. Thanks for your posts & the podcast.
    I sewed for mu girls when they were younger & made quite a few beautiful hand-smocked dresses.
    Donna Sisk

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  7. I love all the tops you make for yourself. I also have loved your podcast and have been introduced to the wonderful world of blogging thanks to you. Congratulations and thank you very much!

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  8. Gosh! I just love everything your do - from the very cute pink dresser for Meridith, to the beautiful clothes you make for yourself! All you furniture re-dos encouraged me to do something new for my sweet little daughter recently - and it turned out awesome! Just like something you would have done!

    I sew all the time - but I am also in the middle of an internship for my degree work, and so don't have much time to post any more.

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  9. Congrats on the 5 years.
    I just love all the pattern-reviews.

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  10. COngrtulations on the 5 years. I'm a fairly new reader, but have become a regular.

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  11. So generous...and congrats on 5 yrs ;) I'm also a fairly new reader, but love your blog. Right now my favorite redo is my kitchen...everything was painted this summer...love what a little paint and work can do.

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  12. Congrats on 5 years! wow

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  13. I love seeing all the garments you make...everything you make is so lovely!

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  14. Congratulations on five years! :)))

    I've recently started listening to your podcasts ~ I know a little late ~ but I am enjoying them so much. It's great to finally meet/hear bloggers that I have been following, and then be introduced to new people/bloggers and products. You put a lot of effort into your podcasts and it truly shows, they are very enjoyable and informative.
    Thank You!

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  15. Congrats on your blogiversary. Wow five years!

    All your garments are my favourites, and you always inspire me. I think the thing I remember most over the five years, plus the earlier Sew4Me/Kids years, is watching the girls grow up. My how time flies!!

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  16. Five years is quite an accomplishment...Congratulations! I love your blog. Your are a proficient seamstress, have great style, and are multi-talented! I think my favorite recent garment of yours is the teal trench coat you made from McCall's 5525. I just love that coat! Also, I wish my house was full of your quilts :) I am truly inspired by what you share here.

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  17. Hi Lori, I love the garments you make. They always inspire me to dig out a pattern and get sewing - but really, I love, love your house makeover projects. Your designing is amazing! g

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  18. Hi Lori,
    FIVE years??? Gosh! I love all of your sewing from the beautiful and colorful quilts to the stylish clothing you make. I'm a fan of Anne at NN as well, and really like to see the shirts and tops you make!

    Congratulations!

    Lynda in LV

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  19. Congratulations. You have been an inspiration to us all. Your energy is amazing.

    Linda T

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  20. Time sure flies! I've enjoyed your blog very much, and all the different projects and home dec things you do. You are very inspirational! My favorite garment is usually the one I just made. ;-)

    Happy Blogiversary!

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  21. Congrats on Five Years Blogging! Wow hard to pick just one thing that I like, I enjoy your sewing reviews, listening to your podcasts, and I guess my favorite sewing project was the black dress (Butterick 5495) I loved how you styled it differently with a cardigan, white jacket, and denim jacket showing different looks for a little black dress. My favorite redo was your basement...great job!

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  22. Congratulations, Lori! What a wonderful accomplishment. You have been an inspiration to me!

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  23. Congratulations! Your blog has been such an inspiration as I begin my sewing adventure. I appreciate all of your information and find myself checking your blog daily :)

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  24. Congratulations on your anniversary! You have inspired me to try out new patterns with your beautiful creations (My Image comes to mind). I also enjoy looking at your garden pictures.

    Lisette
    http://lacubanitacose.blospot.com

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  25. Congratulations on 5 years! Your blog has inspired me so many times, both your projects and your family experiences. You are one talented lady with a beautiful family!! When I opened my Blog Reader, if there is an update from you, I open it first!

    I don't have one favorite of yours (as you know, we have very similar tastes so it's hard to choose!!) but I do love the jackets you make. The tan zippered jacket with gathered collar was one of my faves. Loved the teal trench and I also really love the white jacket with the little tab buttonholes.

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  26. It's very generous of you to offer 5 gifts! Please enter me in the drawing. I admire you a lot--I don't know how you accomplish everything you do!

    Gail D.

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  27. Congratulations! I love your blog and your podcast. I just adore the trench coat you made for you daughter. Thank you for all that you do!

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  28. Maxine2:59 PM

    Congratulations on 5 years Lori! I listen to Sew Forth Now and love both the blogs too. I am in the midst of starting up a blog and can only hope to be as good at it as you! I'm not sure I really have a favourite garment but I did just make a Kindle cover I'm really pleased with - but the main thing is that my Nan taught me to sew a long time ago. I wish I'd paid more attention, but then don't we all. But every time I sew, I have that connection to her and that's important to me. Here's to many more years Lori! xx

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