Natural Suburbia Giveaway

Just the other day, I noticed that I’d passed the 900 mark when I was looking at my blog posts in my dashboard. I started blogging in 2008 and it has been a wonderful journey. I initially began my blog, to document our homeschooling journey and compile a visual diary for our family to look back on. I really didn’t realise that I would meet so many amazing people. I have connected with lovely people and made many friends on similar paths along the way. Even though we are separated by great distances across the globe, it is such a joy and comfort to be able to ‘visit’ these spaces of inspiration and have a window into the lives of others so far away.

Thank you so much to everyone who visits here and for all your lovely comments…

To celebrate 900 blog posts on Natural Suburbia, I would like to offer this giveaway to you…



1 Maxwell Williams mug, to sit and sip your tea while you knit.

1 Skein of naturally dyed aran weight Merino wool, dyed with cochineal, (here’s the cochineal dyeing post)

1 Notebook

1 Set of 4 freshwater pearl stitch markers


This giveaway is open to anyone, it is international.

I am giving this away to one blog reader.


To Enter:

If you would like to enter, just leave a comment below the post.

To earn extra entries you can subscribe to my Feedburner reader in the sidebar near the top right of my blog, share on Twitter, Facebook or Pinterest and remember to return here and leave separate comments each time you share or follow:)

The winner will be chosen next Saturday and will be announced here in this post, please ensure I have a way of contacting you.

Congratulations to Andrea!

Andrea from ziezo July 15, 2012 at 9:07 pm # Edit

Congrats! 900 entries you have shared with us, and I thank you very much for sharing that journey. It’s always nice to visit and get some inspiration from you. SA was our home for some years and I often feel like coming home when I visit you and your family online. . . Thanks for that as well.

Please remember, if you are reading this post in your email from your reader, you will have to go onto Natural Suburbia to leave a comment so that the random generator can count it there.

Wishing you a peaceful Sunday


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242 Responses to Natural Suburbia Giveaway

  1. dawn gooch July 15, 2012 at 2:56 pm #

    Love reading your blog. Lovely giveaway!! Congrats on your 900 mark! I’ve shared you on FB and also have your blog advertised on mine. πŸ™‚ Regards!!

  2. K July 15, 2012 at 3:17 pm #

    Congratulations – and thank you. I am not commenting to win the lovely giveaway – so I immediately withdraw myself. But I am here to say that your blog and your friendship have been a great blessing in my life, and I am so grateful to have discovered you. Many kisses sent your way today –

  3. JenMun(a) July 15, 2012 at 3:24 pm #

    I really loved your blog since I stumble upon!:) and I really know what you mean, this blog world is really a special place. thank you for this great giveaway, IΒ΄ll try:)

  4. Hanneke July 15, 2012 at 3:25 pm #

    900 blog posts! Wauw. Time to celebrate indeed.
    And such a lovely giveaway Linda, thank you.

  5. Hanneke July 15, 2012 at 3:29 pm #

    I’ve shared your give away on facebook.
    And if I had twitter and pinterest…………….

  6. Nur July 15, 2012 at 3:35 pm #

    I love your blog and congrats. Wonderful giveaway and thank you for the chance.

  7. JenMun(a) July 15, 2012 at 3:37 pm #


  8. AmyS July 15, 2012 at 3:38 pm #

    I love that the prize for your giveaway is as calming and serene as your blog. I have loved reading along and you’ve taught me so much. Thank you – for everything.

    • Jani July 15, 2012 at 3:44 pm #

      I don’t tweet or FB much, but I do appreciate your blog with all the wonderful photos and your adorable knitting patterns. πŸ™‚ Thanks for all that you do!

  9. Heather July 15, 2012 at 3:41 pm #

    Happy 900 posts. I just noticed I passed 1000. Not sure what I am going to do. Lovely giveaway, Linda.

  10. Debra July 15, 2012 at 3:44 pm #

    What a wonderful giveaway! It would be a treasure to win such lovely items.

    Thank you.

  11. Emily July 15, 2012 at 3:45 pm #

    I’d like to enter. Congratulations on 900 posts!

  12. Rebecca July 15, 2012 at 3:47 pm #

    Oooh what BEAUTIFUL items you are so generously giving away. Congrats on all your success! Thank you so much for the opportunity. πŸ™‚

  13. Julia C K July 15, 2012 at 3:48 pm #

    What a nice giveaway!

  14. Connie Simington July 15, 2012 at 3:54 pm #

    Your blog is a little respite for me during the day. I take a moment out from my work and catch up with your world. It’s like a warm hug…

    My knitting is getting better by the day…

    Lovely give away.

  15. Debra July 15, 2012 at 4:01 pm #

    Just shared on Facebook…. and congrats!

  16. gea July 15, 2012 at 4:07 pm #

    i love your blog!!
    and the giveaway,i love too πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  17. gea July 15, 2012 at 4:08 pm #

    and i like and deel it on facebook

  18. Elizabeth July 15, 2012 at 4:09 pm #

    We love your blog, and especially all your wonderful knitting patterns!

  19. Alma July 15, 2012 at 4:09 pm #

    This is a beautiful goodie bag giveaway with all of my favorite things inside.
    Shared on Twitter!

  20. Celestine July 15, 2012 at 4:22 pm #

    WOW what a lovely prize. Thank you so much for the chance to win.

  21. Rain July 15, 2012 at 4:27 pm #

    This is the most peaceful looking giveaway. Just looking at the photo sets my heart at ease. Thank you so much for your generosity and sharing your journey here. I do so enjoy it.

  22. Rebecca Racine July 15, 2012 at 4:29 pm #

    900! Wow! What a beautiful giveaway. That would make such a nice gift for someone. I love seeing another part of the world through your blog posts. Thank you for sharing.

  23. rawan July 15, 2012 at 4:29 pm #

    Hi linda ^_^ congrats! 900 posts, pretty impressive. Thnaks for the giveaway, i really hope to win.

  24. Suzette July 15, 2012 at 4:37 pm #

    Congratulations!! I love your site and have been following your site for quite awhile and learning so much. Thank you for the giveaway and everything you do..

  25. Camille Lane July 15, 2012 at 4:51 pm #

    Wow! So beautiful! I don’t think I’ve won a giveaway yet, but it’s worth another shot :O) I absolutely love you and your blog Linda–you do great business..and are so sincere and kind hearted. Thank you for this opportunity! I am so happy to see your blog flourishing–it’s an inspiration to me.–congratulations!!

  26. amanda l July 15, 2012 at 4:52 pm #

    What a sweet and serene prize. I’d love to win.

  27. Camille Lane July 15, 2012 at 4:55 pm #

    Shared this great giveaway on facebook … :O)

  28. Julie July 15, 2012 at 4:57 pm #

    Wow, what a lot of posts! And what a lovely giveaway. Thank you, Linda!

  29. Camille Lane July 15, 2012 at 4:57 pm #

    Shared on Pinterest too !! πŸ˜€

  30. Julie July 15, 2012 at 4:58 pm #

    I’ve shared this on facebook.

  31. Gracey July 15, 2012 at 5:11 pm #

    Lovely giveaway! Congrats on blogging so long!

  32. Tami July 15, 2012 at 5:11 pm #

    Congratulations on your accomplishments and your wonderful blog. Thank you for the lovely and gorgeously arranged giveaway.

  33. Vanja July 15, 2012 at 5:13 pm #

    Hi Linda! Thanks so much for a chance to win this fabulous giveaway! I regularly read your blog, I love it! πŸ™‚ Congrats on 900 posts! πŸ™‚


  34. Jennifer S July 15, 2012 at 5:19 pm #

    <3 Congrats on this great milestone!

  35. Vanja July 15, 2012 at 5:19 pm #

    I subscribed. πŸ™‚

    Have a lovely day!


  36. ~ joey ~ July 15, 2012 at 5:26 pm #

    I so enjoy coming to your blog and participating in your Creative Friday! Congratulations and Thank You!
    ~ joey ~

  37. Jill July 15, 2012 at 5:26 pm #

    I have never seen pearl stitch markers like those. So pretty! I love your blog, it is so beautiful and peaceful. Blessings to you!

  38. ~ joey ~ July 15, 2012 at 5:27 pm #

    I am already a subscriber! :o)
    ~ joey ~

  39. eidolons July 15, 2012 at 5:41 pm #

    That’s a lot of posts! Congrats! It’s been a pleasure reading your blog. (:

  40. Amanda July 15, 2012 at 6:09 pm #

    One day I will win something from a blog lol.

  41. Marie July 15, 2012 at 6:11 pm #

    Linda, you’ve done it again. Beautiful, sweet, and so calming….Love your blog. You are so inspiring, congratulations on your milestone.

  42. Serena Powell July 15, 2012 at 6:15 pm #

    All the items are so pretty! Thank you for hosting this giveaway.

  43. Paulette L July 15, 2012 at 6:20 pm #

    Such an inspirational site !!! This is a very lovely giveaway. Thank you for your generosity.

  44. Barbara Szatkiewicz July 15, 2012 at 6:23 pm #

    The yarn is lovely and the cup very cute. Thanks for the give away. Congratulations and I really enjoy your blog. <3

  45. Umm Imaan July 15, 2012 at 6:27 pm #

    Congratulations!! I love your site and have been following your site for quite awhile πŸ™‚

  46. Penny July 15, 2012 at 6:29 pm #

    Your blog is so wonderfully inspiring, and I would love to be entered in your giveaway for these lovely treasures! Thank you πŸ™‚

  47. Lauren July 15, 2012 at 6:46 pm #

    Congrats on the 900 blog posts. Your patterns are still some of my very favorites.

  48. Laura July 15, 2012 at 7:01 pm #

    Lovely giveaway and lovely new site!

  49. Laura July 15, 2012 at 7:01 pm #

    Lovely giveaway and lovely new site!

  50. Woolies July 15, 2012 at 7:41 pm #

    Your blog is gorgeous, I’ve loved it since you began! What a beautiful giveaway! Thank you!

  51. nicaise July 15, 2012 at 8:31 pm #

    je ne parle pas anglais, mais je suis sous le charme de vos superbes crΓ©ations ! encore fΓ©licitations pour ces belles annΓ©es de crΓ©ativitΓ©s, et je participe avec joie au giveway !

  52. Susan July 15, 2012 at 8:45 pm #

    What a beautiful assortment…love all the pink!

  53. Andrea from ziezo July 15, 2012 at 9:07 pm #

    Congrats! 900 entries you have shared with us, and I thank you very much for sharing that journey. It’s always nice to visit and get some inspiration from you. SA was our home for some years and I often feel like coming home when I visit you and your family online. . . Thanks for that as well.

  54. Lisa July 15, 2012 at 9:07 pm #

    thank you for sharing your journey and this giveaway!!

  55. sarah in the woods July 15, 2012 at 9:08 pm #

    Congratulations and what a beautiful giveaway!

  56. Pam Gardner July 15, 2012 at 9:11 pm #

    Love your blog and would like to win-I knit, my granddaughter loves pink and she and I both love pink!

  57. Donna July 15, 2012 at 9:15 pm #

    Wow. 900. And I was just ceelbrating 100!

    • Donna July 15, 2012 at 9:16 pm #


  58. Jennifer R. July 15, 2012 at 9:17 pm #

    I found your blog a few months ago & I look forward to every post! I am so excited to see the posts arrive in my e-mail.
    Congrats on the success of your blog. You are a true inspiration for others!

  59. Jennifer R. July 15, 2012 at 9:18 pm #

    I “liked” your FB page, too!

  60. Jennifer R. July 15, 2012 at 9:19 pm #

    I follow your Pins, too!

  61. Jennifer R. July 15, 2012 at 9:20 pm #

    I am a member of your Ravelry group, as well!

  62. Jennifer R. July 15, 2012 at 9:26 pm #

    I subscribe via Feedburner. This is my last…I don’t “do” Twitter (:
    Again, Congrats, and thank you for inspiring. Thank you for a wonderful giveaway!

  63. Marta GM July 15, 2012 at 9:27 pm #

    Congratulations on the 900 blog post! It’s impressive! The giveaway is lovely. Best regards from a reader from Barcelona, Spain,

  64. Marta GM July 15, 2012 at 9:28 pm #

    I was already subscribed to the mailing list of Natural Suburbia. Thanks!

  65. stephka July 15, 2012 at 9:30 pm #

    i make it short. i long forwards to each and every post of you. thank you for just existing.

  66. stephka July 15, 2012 at 9:31 pm #

    and here is my second entry because i read you via feedburner!

  67. Anita Sacco July 15, 2012 at 9:31 pm #

    Enjoy reading your blog. Congrats!

  68. steph July 15, 2012 at 9:41 pm #

    900 posts!!! (I’ve gone back and read most of them, too!!!) what a journey!!! congrats!

  69. Melissa B July 15, 2012 at 9:44 pm #

    Congratulations! Thanks for the giveaway -such lovely items fit your journey well.

  70. Ellouise Hartnell July 15, 2012 at 9:57 pm #

    Ooooh lovely giveaway! I’m already a follower.

  71. Sheila July 15, 2012 at 10:04 pm #

    Great prizes, I already like you on Facebook and I am your friend on Ravelry. I have now Followed you on Pinterest and subscribed to your Feed. Hope I win!

  72. Tanya M July 15, 2012 at 10:12 pm #

    How adorable.
    Thank you for the giveaway.

  73. Tanya M July 15, 2012 at 10:15 pm #

    I shared on FB as Tanya Rubezhov

  74. Michele July 15, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    Lovely! I’d love to win.

  75. Patti Waldfogel July 15, 2012 at 10:26 pm #

    Love this website and your blog posts!!! It’s so much fun to see your children grow up and to share in all the daily fun that goes on at your house! I love the stories you share about the chickens! Thank you for sharing your interests and your family with us!!!
    BLESSINGS!!! patti

  76. Kari July 15, 2012 at 10:27 pm #

    What a sweet, beautiful gift set for a giveaway!

  77. TheSittingTree July 15, 2012 at 10:41 pm #

    Congratulations on 900 posts!

  78. Sandra July 15, 2012 at 10:42 pm #

    I really look forward to reading your blogs and enjoy the photos you share with us. Lovely gifts you are offering. Congratulations on passing the 900 mark.

  79. Melissa July 15, 2012 at 10:44 pm #

    Congratulations on 900 posts! Your giveaway looks fantastic I love reading your blog and your patterns are just the sweetest.

  80. Sarah July 15, 2012 at 11:00 pm #

    You have such wonderful animal ideas! Love the blog.

  81. Janet R July 15, 2012 at 11:03 pm #

    You’re so sweet to offer this giveaway!
    I’m always glad to see a new posting from you!
    I appreciate your creativity! Like you, I love to read and knit! I really admire you tackling home-schooling; what a bright and brave lady!

  82. Merav Manor July 15, 2012 at 11:06 pm #

    Love your blog, lovely giveaway, congrats on your 900th post!

  83. Doreen B July 15, 2012 at 11:14 pm #

    Congratulations ! Enjoy your blog and love, love your giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win such awesome prizes.

  84. Peg July 15, 2012 at 11:20 pm #

    Thank you for sharing your life with us.

  85. Simone July 15, 2012 at 11:23 pm #

    Such a thoughtful gesture. I love reading your blog, Linda. Very inspirational – always!

  86. Nance July 15, 2012 at 11:28 pm #

    Congratulations on 900. I do enjoy your blog and the pictures also. What a nice way to celebrate giving a special gift. Be very nice to win.

  87. mary sather July 15, 2012 at 11:40 pm #

    thanks for the giveaway, the yarn looks lovely and the stitch markers are so pretty!

  88. Jeanette July 15, 2012 at 11:57 pm #

    Your blog has been a wonderful source of patterns and tutorials plus many other delightful blogposts. Keep up your good work Linda.

  89. laminitagirl July 16, 2012 at 12:02 am #

    Congrats on 900 posts! It is quite an accomplishment to have a continually growing following and we are always hungry for more glimpses into your life. Keep up the good work, and yes, please enter me in your giveaway. Thanks for all you do. Your patterns are wonderful, and I am looking forward to the printing of your book.

  90. NinnyNoodleNoo July 16, 2012 at 12:14 am #

    900! Wow! And it’s been a pleasure following you (I think it’s been a few years of following here, although I did take an internet break for a little while). Here’s to the next 900 :0)

  91. Jeanne J. July 16, 2012 at 12:20 am #

    L am a follower. Thank you for the giveaway.

  92. Lynnette July 16, 2012 at 12:20 am #

    What a beautiful group of goodies. Your posts have been such a joy, glad you are around. Have a delicious day.

  93. Jeanne J. July 16, 2012 at 12:21 am #

    I like you on Facebook. You column is very soothing to read.

  94. I Trigonis July 16, 2012 at 12:24 am #

    Congrats to you! I would like to win this giveaway for a friend who is very ill. Best to you, πŸ™‚

  95. Faye July 16, 2012 at 12:25 am #

    Congrats, I admire your persistence. Never a dull moment on your blog, it’s lovely getting to meet your family and I commend you homeschooling your children… Love the toy and floral knitting patterns, weaving etc etc..thank you for sharing your life with us.

  96. Lyn Smith July 16, 2012 at 12:29 am #

    Congratulations. I always enjoy reading your blog & seeing all the different patterns. I follow by email.

  97. Faye July 16, 2012 at 12:52 am #

    Well done and thank you for sharing your life with us. I have learned much from you through your blog and your patterns.

  98. wendy phillis July 16, 2012 at 1:09 am #

    Dearest Linda,
    Congratulations. From little things grow… Always inspired by your blog and your love and generosity fills my heart. Thank you again. much love

  99. Cirila Cerilo July 16, 2012 at 1:41 am #

    I really enjoy reading your blog, seeing the various knitted animals that you make, your updates on your chickens and various other animals, garden updates, especially since i’m in north america and i’m in the opposite season from you – it’s very cool! It’s a lovely gift your’s giving away.

    Cheers, Cirila

  100. Patti July 16, 2012 at 1:59 am #

    I have enjoyed Natural Suburbia for some time now. You make me feel as if we are close neighbors. It’s wonderful how you share so much of your life with all of us…your family life, recipes, knitting, photographs, and so much more. Thank you so much!

  101. wendy phillis July 16, 2012 at 2:03 am #

    Posted in Facebook much love

  102. Carol Ann July 16, 2012 at 2:11 am #

    Such a beautiful, romantic giveaway!! You are always generous. I love seeing photos of your home and the places you visit…magnificent!
    Carol Ann

  103. Steph July 16, 2012 at 2:18 am #

    What a pretty and generous giveaway!

  104. Hannah July 16, 2012 at 2:24 am #

    What a lovely give-away! Congrats on your 900!!

  105. Africanaussie July 16, 2012 at 2:25 am #

    Congratulations, milestones are a wonderful time to reflect on what has been achieved. Your giveaway is a collection very beautiful objects, thanks for opening it up worldwide.

  106. Lorraine July 16, 2012 at 2:37 am #

    What a lovely giveaway. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

  107. Joyce July 16, 2012 at 3:10 am #

    Congratulations on your 900 posts! What an acheivement and such a lovely way to celebrate πŸ™‚

  108. Robin Phillips-Knotts July 16, 2012 at 3:17 am #

    Lovely! Thanks so much for such a sweet giveaway. Your blog is always a bright spot.
    πŸ™‚ cokelush at gmail

  109. Robin Phillips-Knotts July 16, 2012 at 3:20 am #

    Subbed via feedburner. Thanks! cokelush at gmail

  110. Robin Phillips-Knotts July 16, 2012 at 3:29 am #

    Pinned ::
    Thanks! cokelush at gmail

  111. Marianne July 16, 2012 at 3:46 am #

    I’d love to win this, have been following you for quite awhile now. Love your blog!!!

  112. Marianne July 16, 2012 at 3:46 am #

    I’ve posted on Twitter

  113. Marianne July 16, 2012 at 3:46 am #

    I’ve liked you on Facebook

  114. Marianne July 16, 2012 at 3:47 am #

    I’m subscribed to your RSS feed as well as the email!!

  115. Marianne July 16, 2012 at 3:47 am #

    I’m following you on Pintrest also!

  116. Ellen July 16, 2012 at 3:51 am #

    Enjoy your creativity and dedication to your family and your creative being. The time you have left to spend on your website is an inspiration to all of us. Thank you for your contributions. Namaste.

  117. Adrienne July 16, 2012 at 6:42 am #

    I totally agree with you Linda – I enjoy reading your blog for the vista into South Africa.
    Congrats on that impressive posting!

  118. Adrienne July 16, 2012 at 6:44 am #

    I’ve liked you on facebook!

  119. Adrienne July 16, 2012 at 6:52 am #

    and I went ahead and shared a creative friday post… I’ve been following you since googling a leaf pattern two years ago and finding this:

    I don’t know which post number that would have been, but it has been lovely to see all the rest come along!

  120. Susan NC July 16, 2012 at 7:02 am #

    This is a beautiful give-away. Love that mug! Thanks and congratulations!

  121. jezz July 16, 2012 at 7:21 am #

    Congrats on your blog’s milestone! What a beautiful giveaway.

  122. Nancy Reed July 16, 2012 at 7:56 am #


    Congratulations on the 900 mark! I too would love to receive your lovely gifts. I live in northern Minnesota (very hot at the moment!) and am a great-grandma knitter. Enjoy your blog – keep living the wonderful life!


  123. Christina July 16, 2012 at 8:06 am #

    Love the colors πŸ™‚ Hope you enjoy your week.

  124. JulMiron July 16, 2012 at 8:14 am #

    so sweet giveaway!

  125. Abi K July 16, 2012 at 8:26 am #

    Wow! Wonderful giveaway! I would give it to a friend of mine if i won though! Looks just like something she would love! Thanks for your beautiful blog! Abi

  126. lori July 16, 2012 at 8:59 am #

    goodness linda, congratulations, i wish for 900 more (at least). it’s been a true pleasure to know you and visit you your family and home here on your blog. please add my name to the hat, i am really going to have to get with it though, i don’t have f.b. twitter or pintrest (it needs f.b.) so i’ll have to cross my fingers with just this one comment!
    happy birthday natural suburbia!! xxx lori

  127. Rosemarie July 16, 2012 at 9:53 am #

    Let me win the wool would be divine to work with and the cup is just lovely

  128. Cate July 16, 2012 at 10:44 am #

    Perfectly pink giveaway! I really enjoy your blog Linda. So glad I found you so long ago when googling for knitting patterns.. Congratulations on reaching your 900th post x Cate

  129. Juliana July 16, 2012 at 11:02 am #

    What a great giveaway!!! πŸ™‚ Thanks for the opportunity!

  130. Anita July 16, 2012 at 11:44 am #!/anita.sits

  131. Kelly July 16, 2012 at 12:08 pm #

    What a lovely giveaway, thank you Linda!

  132. Star July 16, 2012 at 12:22 pm #

    Wonderful 900 posts,I can only imagine the work and thought thats gone into that much sharing.

  133. Tracey July 16, 2012 at 12:33 pm #

    How silmply wonderful Linda, 900 posts, that is just amazing.
    And so very thoughtful of you to host such a lovely giveaway.
    I would love to have my name put in ‘the hat’.

  134. Heather Woollove July 16, 2012 at 12:53 pm #

    Linda–Congratulations on this wonderful milestone!! I know exactly what you mean about the beauty and surprise of discovering good friends in ‘blogland’!! Blogging has opened up my world in the same happy way!
    Please do not enter me in the giveaway…(embarrassingly still not a knitter!!) πŸ™‚ XXO-

  135. Marlene aka Ouma Miaau July 16, 2012 at 1:29 pm #

    Hi Linda! When I first started blogging roughly 1 year ago, yours were one of the first blogs I followed. Shamefully, I must admit, because you are also a South African! It felt so good to read how other people live and do in our country (although I must also admit that I follow a lot of Ozzie, NZ, American and UK blogs). Blogging opens a huge world of creativity and all the things that I love, up. Congrads on your 900 posts, I still have a loooooooong way to go!

  136. Nadiake July 16, 2012 at 1:37 pm #

    what a nice give-away i love it here !

  137. Nadiake July 16, 2012 at 1:39 pm #

    what a nice give-away i love it here and on facebook (nadia bogaert)

  138. Tania July 16, 2012 at 1:40 pm #

    Well done on reaching 900 wonderful posts. I have made lots of lovely friends too since I started blogging in 2007 and cant believe I am still posting, although not as often as I used to.

    Thank you for the chance to enter your lovely giveaway πŸ™‚


  139. Nadiake July 16, 2012 at 1:41 pm #

    what a nice give-away i love it here and on pinterest (nadia bogaert) in my album nice!

    and now i hope i’m gonna win this great give away.

  140. Linda Pawlak July 16, 2012 at 1:46 pm #

    Congratulations! The items in your give-away are BEAUTIFUL!

    Keeping my fingers crossed as they would look just gorgeous in my sewing room!

    Thank you,

  141. Darlene July 16, 2012 at 1:59 pm #

    What a lovely set of items! Thank you for a lovely blog to read!

  142. Lorna July 16, 2012 at 2:05 pm #

    Thank you for this generous giveaway

  143. PiperMum July 16, 2012 at 2:08 pm #

    I love your blog entries. You have many intriguing knitting projects here, as well as really good life stories. The yarn, tea mug, markers and diary are a beautiful gift to celebrate your 900th post. I join in the congratulations!

  144. Jo Ann Harden July 16, 2012 at 2:50 pm #

    This giveaway is a wonderful way to have soothing and relaxing moments. Thank you!!!

  145. Dee White July 16, 2012 at 3:41 pm #

    Have enjoyed your family sharing for some time. So enjoy hearing about your children as mine have all grown up. Love your knitting. Many thanks, Dee

  146. Judy Tryka July 16, 2012 at 3:56 pm #

    I really love your blog and I have found so many greatrojects on it! But, I especially loved the flamingo photos!

  147. MaryJo July 16, 2012 at 4:15 pm #

    Your website is such an inspiration! You prove that less is more!

  148. MaryJo July 16, 2012 at 4:19 pm #

    I, too, follow ou on facebook!

  149. Linda Pfeffer July 16, 2012 at 4:21 pm #

    Congratulations on 900 blog posts! And what a gorgeous giveaway – and so generous of you – thank you for the opportunity to win such a gift! Your blog posts still “make my day” – I love seeing your world thru your camera’s lens!

  150. Angela July 16, 2012 at 4:23 pm #

    Congrats! What an amazing giveaway! When I saw the merino, I instantly wanted to knit! πŸ™‚

  151. Tiffanie July 16, 2012 at 4:25 pm #

    Congratulations on 900 posts! I’ve just discovered your blog and am really looking forward to reading more. Thanks for the opportunity to win such a lovely and relaxation-inducing prize!

  152. Suzie July 16, 2012 at 4:30 pm #

    Your giveaway items go so well together! Thank you for celebrating with us!

  153. Suzie July 16, 2012 at 4:31 pm #

    I am subscribed to your feed burner. πŸ™‚

  154. fehnna July 16, 2012 at 4:32 pm #

    Congrats Linda!
    Soon it will be 1,000!!!!

  155. Lexi July 16, 2012 at 4:36 pm #

    I love your blog! Very inspirational!

    amlafuria (at) yahoo (dot) com

  156. Lauren July 16, 2012 at 5:09 pm #

    Your giveaways are so generous and beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win a bit of your sunshine.

  157. Sheril July 16, 2012 at 5:47 pm #

    What a beautiful giveaway. Congrats on your blog. I have enjoyed reading your posts.

  158. Jayne July 16, 2012 at 5:48 pm #

    Follow your blog each day and love reading about your many projects and your lovely family.

  159. Rachael July 16, 2012 at 5:49 pm #

    What a sweet giveaway – i’d love to be entered!

  160. Rachael July 16, 2012 at 5:50 pm #

    I tweeted here;

  161. Rachael July 16, 2012 at 5:52 pm #

    I shared on pinterest here;

  162. Steph of Super Skivvies July 16, 2012 at 6:24 pm #

    Congratulations on your 900th post!!! What an accomplishment!

  163. Steph of Super Skivvies July 16, 2012 at 6:24 pm #

    I liked you on Facebook.

  164. Steph of Super Skivvies July 16, 2012 at 6:25 pm #

    I follow you on Twitter!

  165. Hallie Lindal July 16, 2012 at 6:58 pm #

    I SOO love your blog and would love to win this thoughtful giveaway! Thanks so much for all your posts!!

  166. Hallie Lindal July 16, 2012 at 6:59 pm #

    I shared this post with my friends on FB! πŸ™‚

  167. Hallie Lindal July 16, 2012 at 7:00 pm #

    I shared this on my pinterest board! πŸ™‚

  168. Rachel July 16, 2012 at 7:17 pm #

    Congratulations! I’m glad to be a reader of your blog, and I would absolutely love to win the lovely items! Thank you!

  169. Stephanie July 16, 2012 at 7:33 pm #

    Beautiful giveaway and Congrats on your blog it is lovely, I came across it from a friend on Facebook.

  170. Dawn July 16, 2012 at 8:28 pm #

    Wow, 900 posts! Thank you for all the beauty you share through this space Linda.

  171. Melissa July 16, 2012 at 8:54 pm #

    THanks for the great giveaway!!

  172. Tammy July 16, 2012 at 9:03 pm #

    What a wonderful giveaway! I just stumbled on your blog a month or so ago ….. such a great find!

  173. LaVelle July 16, 2012 at 9:07 pm #

    What beautiful things you are giving away. I love tea and sipping it while reading your blog, it is really fun to hear about where you live as it is so different than Oregon, USA. I sometimes get confused about the climate though, since we are in different hemispheres you are freezing when we are hot and the reverse. It seems funny to me that you are harvesting fresh food for Christmas. Thanks for blogging.

  174. Amanda July 17, 2012 at 1:34 am #

    Love your blog. It is an enjoyable break during my day πŸ™‚

  175. Rebecca (Sydney, Australia) July 17, 2012 at 4:05 am #

    Oooohhhh, gorgeous, totally gorgeous! I could happily sip tea out of that cup, all snuggled, up, as it is rather windy and cold here. Love the colour of the yarn, and love, love, love the stitch markers! And what knitter can’t do without a notepad? Love your blog, I enjoy curling up each morning and reading it. It is so inspiring, helpful and friendly. Thank you for sharing your life with us! Rebecca xxx

  176. Sandra M July 17, 2012 at 5:00 am #

    Congratulations for 900 posts and thanks for this lovely giveaway! I sure would be happy to win it!

  177. Sandra M July 17, 2012 at 5:01 am #

    Tweet-tweet! @sandrachirps

  178. Ariella Fellner July 17, 2012 at 6:17 am #

    Congratulations on 900 blog posts. It opens a whole world to me and i ‘ m sure to other too.
    Ariella from the other end of this world- ISRAEL

  179. Ines July 17, 2012 at 9:09 am #

    Congratulations! I <3 your blog! Ines

  180. Stephanie Paquin July 17, 2012 at 1:18 pm #

    What a beautiful give-a-way! Congrats on your milestone πŸ™‚

  181. Stephanie Paquin July 17, 2012 at 1:19 pm #

    I shared the give-a-way on facebook also!

  182. Vanja July 17, 2012 at 1:22 pm #

    I’m back! πŸ™‚ I shared your fabulous giveaway on facebook and also posted it in the sidebar of my blog. πŸ™‚

    have a great day

  183. Gemika July 17, 2012 at 2:24 pm #

    SO beautiful. Don’t you just love the colour of cochineal? I nearly used it in icing on a cake today, then I discovered it is made from beetles. Yep, I don’t wanna eat them! But it is a pretty colour! Gorgeous gift. Glad to have discovered this blog πŸ™‚

  184. Heather July 17, 2012 at 4:07 pm #

    Hallo Linda,

    congratulations for your 900 posts. It’s quite a lot. Keep on going this way. It’s the right one.
    Thanks for the free instruction for Bean the cat. He looks so cute. I already worked him and he just looks great.
    You selcted wonderfull prices as giveaways.

    Best regards from Bavaria


  185. LindaB July 17, 2012 at 6:09 pm #

    I love your owl pattern. So cute!

  186. Amy J July 17, 2012 at 6:21 pm #

    What a BEAUTIFUL blog! Came over to check out your owl pattern (going to make it for a dear friend) and then got lost rambling around in here. What fun!! And what an awesome giveaway, thank you!

  187. Amy J July 17, 2012 at 6:21 pm #

    shared on facebook

  188. Amy J July 17, 2012 at 6:22 pm #

    tweeted about this

  189. Amy J July 17, 2012 at 6:23 pm #

    pinned you on my pinterest page (jjlrdomom)

  190. Nancy July 17, 2012 at 6:35 pm #

    such a lovely little collection of goodies! I’d love to win! congrats on 900+ posts!

  191. Tanya July 17, 2012 at 7:01 pm #

    I love the butterflies and the pink!! Thank you so much for all your wonderful patterns.

  192. Jo-anne July 17, 2012 at 7:21 pm #

    Congratulations on your 900 posts. Thank you for all your wonderful knitting patterns. Thanks for the lovely giveaway and your very inspiring blog. I always enjoy reading your blog.

  193. Nikki July 17, 2012 at 9:25 pm #

    Just one more note of thanks for your 900th posting from your life and heart to all of us who follow you and your creative life. You share such lovely daily insights of family and seasonal observations, not to mention all your creative adventures, such charming patterns! Thanks for all that you post and wishing you continued success. Finding myself inspired by your creative energy, thanks again.

  194. Samantha July 17, 2012 at 9:52 pm #

    Such a wonderful giveaway! I enjoy reading your blog, 900 posts is amazing! Congrats! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  195. Eleanor July 17, 2012 at 10:14 pm #

    Very pretty. I like the soft colors!

  196. W-S Wanderings July 17, 2012 at 11:33 pm #

    900 blog posts – THAT is a whole lot of wonder you’ve shared with us. Thank you.

    And this giveaway, it’s so pretty just to gaze at the photos. Imagine winning it!


  197. W-S Wanderings July 17, 2012 at 11:35 pm #

    And I subscribed πŸ™‚

  198. Julie July 18, 2012 at 1:28 am #

    The pink yarn looks like a delicate soft pink, just the shade I like.

  199. Jaquelyn July 18, 2012 at 1:33 am #

    Delightful πŸ™‚

  200. Pam July 18, 2012 at 2:24 am #

    I love your natural suburbia site. I look forward to seeing what’s happening on your side of the world.

  201. Lorraine July 18, 2012 at 2:58 am #

    What a lovely giveaway. Congratulations on passing the 900 mark in your blog posts.

  202. Monica Doohan July 18, 2012 at 3:06 am #


  203. MaryJo July 18, 2012 at 4:19 am #

    Hi. I also found your groop on Ravelry!

  204. Linda July 18, 2012 at 5:03 am #

    Thank you for offering this lovely give-away.

  205. Louisa July 18, 2012 at 6:02 am #

    just found your blog and Facebook page your kitting is amazing so have signed up to follow your blog

  206. Louisa July 18, 2012 at 6:13 am #

    Have repined on pininterest

  207. Roxanne LaChance July 18, 2012 at 7:52 am #

    What a wonderful celebration. I can’t thank you enough for your kindness in sharing some of your beautiful creations. Happy 900.

  208. Bitta July 18, 2012 at 1:50 pm #

    I have been receiving your e-mail now for a while and I am enjoying of it. Congrats to your 900! I truly want to participate in your give-away.

  209. Tina July 18, 2012 at 2:29 pm #

    What a beautiful blog and celebration! I just discovered you via Ginny’s Yarn Along. Thank you so much for a great giveaway πŸ™‚

  210. SylviaC July 18, 2012 at 4:54 pm #

    I have just discovered your blog today via
    What a great blog. I love Seamus and will be browsing through past posts as soon as I have a few hours to spare πŸ™‚
    As a child I had planned to marry a farmer but alas I married a welder, sad huh?
    I almost envy your life but I am quite content in urban Canada, it is a short ride to the countryside and the mountains.
    Congratulations and please don’t stop blogging. I am going to love this site.

  211. Jo Anne July 18, 2012 at 5:07 pm #

    Your patterns are the cutest! Hope you are staying warm. Here in Midwestern USA it has bee hot and dry. Temps regularly nearing 100 degrees F (about 38 C). I’ll take the heat over the cold.
    joannewm on Ravelry

  212. Ellen July 18, 2012 at 5:07 pm #

    What a wonderful little giveaway – do you think coffee could go in that cup too? πŸ™‚ Thank you.

  213. ulla July 18, 2012 at 5:44 pm #

    wow, that is such a lovely set. I will go share the link with my FB friends, too! I have never won a giveaway in my life. So I have no illusions of winning this one. but maybe a friend of mine will win…

  214. Jusa July 18, 2012 at 7:28 pm #

    That owl melted my heart. I’m not really much of an owl person, but that owl is too adorable not to love. I think it’s the ear tufts that sealed the deal. I’m actually a cat person, yet I think I like the owl better than the cat, as cute as the cat is.

  215. Jusa July 18, 2012 at 7:28 pm #

    I’m a follower now.

  216. Susan July 18, 2012 at 8:06 pm #

    Hello, I just found your website and am entranced. Thanks for sharing your ideas and reflections.

  217. Carmen July 19, 2012 at 4:43 am #

    What a beautiful set – even looking at them relaxes me πŸ™‚

  218. Carmen July 19, 2012 at 4:44 am #

    I follow your blog (RSS)

  219. Trish July 19, 2012 at 8:11 am #

    Congrats to you!!!!

  220. Kate/Massachusetts July 19, 2012 at 3:10 pm #

    I just found your blog today and love it!! Your little owl pattern has just gone to the top of my projects list!! It is SO cute! Thanks for sharing it.

  221. Sue July 19, 2012 at 5:00 pm #

    What a wonderful give away! Love seeing all your lovely creations. :0)

  222. Jennifer July 19, 2012 at 7:26 pm #

    How lovely! πŸ™‚

  223. Jennifer July 19, 2012 at 7:32 pm #

    Shared on FB – This color would be great for the pig pattern! πŸ™‚ I’d love to be able to put wings on that piggy for the pattern!

  224. Svenna July 19, 2012 at 9:07 pm #

    Congratulations on your blogging milestone, and thank you for celebrating with such a beautiful giveaway!

  225. JennaH July 19, 2012 at 10:08 pm #

    Love your new site, especially the bird motif in the background. Thanks for all the posts, and thanks for the lovely giveaway!

  226. Teje July 20, 2012 at 8:55 am #

    Congratulations Linda! Your give away presents are so beautiful and sweet! Thank you so much for sharing! x Teje

  227. Star July 20, 2012 at 9:25 am #

    love it …Your blog has always been a favourite!

  228. Diana July 20, 2012 at 9:50 am #

    awesome blog… awesome patterns and fun giveaways… keep up the great work πŸ™‚

  229. Lise July 20, 2012 at 3:19 pm #

    I have just recently discovered your blog and think it is wonderful. Congrats on 900 posts!

  230. katherine July 20, 2012 at 8:03 pm #

    i’m late catching up, but i hope i can still enter! congratulations on reaching 900 posts – can’t wait for what’s ahead!

  231. Lori Ann July 21, 2012 at 1:20 am #

    Just happened upon your blog via “Yarn Along.” It is fun to read and I look forward to reading more!

  232. Louisewilliams August 3, 2012 at 10:10 am #

    Love reading your blog thanks for the very cute patterns I would like to enter the giveaway

  233. Chelli Wilson May 28, 2013 at 7:20 am #

    Beautiful stuff here. Congrats on 900 posts! I really just came for the owl, but I do love the stitch markers and the yarn.

  234. diane August 7, 2013 at 12:38 am #

    What a nice giveaway!!! I am a coffee and Tea drinker when I knit and do crafts.The yarn is my fav color!!! My fingers are crossed.

  235. Valerie Hanna September 23, 2013 at 5:11 pm #

    Hi, have just stared knitting and and was looking for small projects that would be easy, along with somewhere for tips etc, so am delighted to come across your blog, keep up the good work

  236. Ellisen January 28, 2014 at 2:12 am #

    An enticing giveaway! Your animal patterns are the very best anywhere. I love that they’re so realistic.

  237. Nonie Johnson August 28, 2015 at 5:31 pm #

    I knit in the evening and I think it will seem like a long day as I am really wanting to try the knit kitty and owl. Thanks for your imagination.

    Keep going, Nonie

  238. Nonie Johnson August 28, 2015 at 5:32 pm #

    The days are long and I want to get to this pattern this evening. Thanks for your ideas.


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