Hello! So I missed my own first blog anniversary, which was back in May and I never did get around to celebrating the 200 post mark which happened sometime in April. Not all is lost, however, because I'm a 'better late than never' kind of girl, so let's have a little belated celebration.
To start, I wanted to share with you the origins of my blog's name. I picked the name from an embroidery I completed just before I began blogging which read "through the field wonderful," a phrase I had pulled from an ee cummings poem. I still love the poem so much. The stanza it comes from reads (and forgive me, I don't think I can replicate the spacing here but I'll do my best):
picker of buttercups
And the big bullying daisies
through the field wonderful
with eyes a little sorry
also picking flowers
To celebrate one year of blogging and over 200 posts and also to thank you for taking the time to read my words and look at my photos, I'm giving away 2 cards and a mini-doily pillow. These small gifts reflect some of the things I love: handwritten letters from friends, crocheting, and sewing.
If you've been reading for a while you'll know that I am completely smitten by doilies and vintage lace. My house has become filled with doily pillows over this past year. This mini-doily pillow is made from a small doily that I crocheted, sewn onto my favorite unbleached cotton cloth and stuffed with batting and a couple of thimblefuls of lavender. It would make a perfect pincushion or a lovely sachet. You could leave it on your dresser to make your morning routine a bit more peaceful or on your desk to keep your working hours calmer.
To enter, simply leave a comment on this post and make sure to leave your email address so that I can contact you if you win (a comment that links to your profile is fine too, as long as your email address is there). Any comment will do, but I am really interested in specific things that you like or dislike about blogs. I'm always making little changes here at field wonderful, and I would love to get your input.
**For an extra chance to win become a follower of this blog and make sure to leave me another comment to let me know. **
**For another extra chance to win, blog about this giveaway or post about it on facebook. Of course, leave another comment to let me know you did this.**
So that's 3 chances to win. Woohoo!
This giveaway is open worldwide and I welcome international entries. I'll close the giveaway on Sunday, June 20, 2010 at 8 PM EST. Then I'll choose a winner at random.
Good luck and thank you so very much for reading my blog!