This week's words are Grateful and Giveaway.
grate·ful (ˈgrātfəl/), adjective
Feeling or showing an appreciation of kindness; thankful.
give·a·way (ˈgivəˌwā/), informal noun
1. A thing that is given free.
2. An outburst of generosity in the blogging world.
Used in a sentence:
"I am so grateful for all of you," said Mrs. M to her readers, "that I would like to hold a giveaway."
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(Here we depart from our usual format to talk about some rather astonishing statistics.)
Somewhere back in July, I passed the million-pageview mark. (I know! Can you believe it?) As of this writing, that number has climbed to 1,260,520. Good grief. More statistics: 608 posts, 618 followers, 8563 comments. (Of course some of those are my replies to your comments, but still!)
What can I say but "Thank you"? I so appreciate all of you who visit, and read, and comment, and email, and share bits of your lives and thoughts with me. I am truly grateful for you.
On to the giveaway:
I'm a big fan of Interweave Press. They publish some of the finest fiber and craft magazines around, and I would love to send out one of their special issues to a lucky winner. So I'm offering you a choice of ONE of these:
Interweave Crochet Accessories - chock-full of wonderful accessory patterns (including a hat by yours truly):
OR, Interweave Stitch Gifts - containing dozens of cute and useful stitch projects, sure to be appreciated by my sewing friends:
OR, Interweave Knits Holiday Gifts - for the knitters out there, lots of lovely projects suitable for gift-giving:
(Click on any of the magazine names above to preview the exciting contents.)
And what's a giveaway without chocolate? As usual, I'll be throwing in some Green & Black's organic chocolate bars. And perhaps a small surprise or two. :)
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How to enter:
1. Leave a comment telling me which special issue you'd like to win. (Be sure there's a way for me to reach you.)
2. If you can't leave a comment because you don't have an online profile, then send me an e-mail (see my profile for the address), and include your chosen magazine in the subject line.
This giveaway is international.
The deadline for entries is Sunday, December 8, 2013 (midnight, US Central Standard Time).
The winner will be announced on Monday, December 9th.
And again, thank you all. :)
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