Monday, November 23, 2009

My 100th Post Giveaway & A Story


I am excited to say that it's my 100th post today!
What a perfect week for this... not only is it Thanksgiving
but on Thursday it will also be my 13th wedding anniversary!
Sooo, I'm hosting a little give-away
to show my appreciation and gratitude
because you all seriously make each day special for me!
Right now I am having a love interest with French General!
So, for the give away I made a loyalty wallet, to keep your punch cards in. A pincushion out of Rouenneries fabrics using the Sugar Pumpkin pattern by Fig Tree Quilts.
Also you will win the wonderful French Inspired Home book by Kaari Meng.
I love this book!

So here is how we are going to do this:
#1 Post a comment telling me what your favorite holiday treat is.
That will get you entered.
(if you don't have a blog, just be sure to leave me your email address
so I can let you know if you win)
#2 Blog about my giveaway... just take my little picture & link it back to here.
Let me know that you did it & that will get you 2 more entries.
That's it! The giveaway will continue all week until 11/29. Then I will post the winner next Monday November 30th. That will be the day before the new Schnibbles parade!
You don't have to do this one, but it would be nice:
If you are not already a follower (friend), I would love it if you became one.

Now, I wanted to tell you the story that I promised you last month:
This is the story from my friend Kassy
that she told while sharing these tea towels made by her mother.
Kassy wrote:
The story of the spy is a little convoluted!
Anyway, the story goes that an FBI agent came to my grandmother's house
and asked my mom, who was in Junior College, for her help.
They needed proof that a suspected spy, Velva Dickinson,
was sending troop information to Germany through dolls she was selling.
My mom had ordered paper dolls from her.
She also collected stamps and my grandmother
let her keep them in a drawer in her china cabinet.
The FBI needed something typed from the typewriter used by the spy
and mom found an envelope the order came in and it had the typed address!
Later mom saw in the newspaper that she had been arrested.
Also, several years later
the same FBI agent came and thanked mom
and asked if they could keep the envelope.
So that is the story.

The only thing we know about the tea towels is that she made them during WWII!

105 comments:

Jewel said...

Congratulations Sinta! I just finished my Schnibble about to go post it now...

call me crazy said...

Congratulations on 100! Akk~ I need to get sewing! Next week is the 1st already!!??! And that's a cool spy story. ;-)

Rita said...

Congratulations Sinta! Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Anniversary, too!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Wowzers! It seems like yesterday you were talking about starting your blog. My how time flies!

What a lovely giveaway! I saw Joanna's PC made up at the quilt show and I LOVE how you made your version of it. Simply sweet - everything!

I will gladly post a picture of your giveaway on my sidebar.

xoxo
becky

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

PS: ..this comment doesn't count but I just had to say that I found that WWII spy story fascinating!!

Thelma said...

Wow, what a great giveaway! Congratulations on your 100th post. My favorite Christmas treat...hmmmm..I would have to say...EGGNOG!!!

Jewel said...

I blogged it... also my favorite Holiday treat is Pumpkin Pie... my Birthday is on Thanksgiving day this year :)

Lexilooo said...

Hooray for 100 posts, and happy anniversary to you!

I am a follower, and will post about the giveaway this week! That book looks so lovely!

Dandelion Quilts said...

Congrats! I like pumpkin desserts. I like apple pie. I like a lot, that is my problem!

Cara said...

My favorite Thanksgiving goody is peach and sour cream pie.
I've blogged about your giveaway too!

Courtepointe said...

Congratulations on your 100th!
Shortbread is my absolute favourite! Especially when it's really thick, and made with real butter.

Sherri said...

Congratulations...and what great prizes! Someone is going to be very lucky!

Vesuviusmama said...

For me, nothing beats pumpkin pie served warm with a dollop of homemade whipped cream. Yum! And what a great spy story!

Debbie said...

Congratulations on your 100th post! Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Anniversary as well. My favorite Christmas treat would have to be pumpkin pie with lots of whipped cream! :D

Debbie
ouroldhomestead.blogspot.com

Ariane said...

Congratulations on your 100th blog post. That's so exciting. Your giveaway is just amazing. I hope I win!! Congratulations on your 13th wedding anniversary. That's so nice. I hope you have an amazing anniversary with your husband. The little spy story was so nice to hear. I just love it.

Ariane said...

I posted your giveaway on my blog and became a follower. I was already following, but just through my blog list. Thanks for such a great giveaway.

LyndaG said...

Sinta - two anniversaries - congratulations on both.

Tammy said...

Congratulations! I love your blog, so creative and inspiring!

Carol said...

Love the French General fabric! That pincushion is very cute. My favorite holiday treat would be Christmas cookies, yummy. I will post an entry on my blog so go take a look. Guess I better get going on my Picnic quilt, I love a parade. Oh, Happy Anniversary.

Jess said...

Wow, I can't believe I've never been here before!

My favorite Christmas treat is absolutely Egg Nog!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What an amazing story! Congratulations on your 100th post AND your anniversary :-) Thanks for such a "magnifique" giveaway. Please enter me ;-)

Doina said...

Great giveaway! Congratulations on your 100th post! I am a follower and I put your giveaway on my sidebar.

Gran said...

Your grandmother sure did a great job on the tea towels and with helping fight for the right!

Congratulations on being married 13 years!!! and on your 100th post anniversary. Please enter me in the drawings! Life is good and I love your blog.

Gran said...

Hi - it's me again....

Forgot my favourite holiday treat - homemade fruit cake.

Also, I just put a picture and link back to your blog on my blog.

Congratulation again, and again!

KatesBlog said...

100 - yea! A nice milestone and sweet giveaway. My favorite holiday treat is making Peanut Butter Balls (just like Reese's PB cup) my son loves them. I have posted the recipe on my blog. I would love to make these when it was very cold or snowing, I would set a pan of them outside to chill and they would be ready for chocolate coating, mmmm.

Trisha said...

Wow, what an interesting experience your mom had! Cool that she helped in capturing the spy.

My favorite Christmas treat is a candy that my grandma used to make. She made a ton every year and gave it to everyone. Yum!

Jilly's Space said...

Pick me, pick me, pick me!!! lol
Congrats on your 100th post and thanks for a chance to win your lovely giveaway!
ONE of my favorite holiday treats are truffles, they are addictive!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Congratulations on 100 posts ;o) Lovely things to giveaway...very generous ;o)

My favourite holiday treat has to be my mil's Christmas Cake!! Yummy!

DianeH said...

Congratulations on 100th posts and as a present I just became your 100th follower! How fun was that!
Thanks for putting my name in your draw and may you have a blessed Thanksgiving.

Melody said...

Congratulations Sinta and Happy Anniversary! What a great giveaway! i am dying to get my hands on that book.

Our older generations hold many stories that should be shared with the rest of us. If only more of us would take the time to chat them up. Thanks for sharing her story.

I love homemade pumpkin pie!

Terry said...

Congratulations!! Happy anniversary too! And thanks for the great giveaway! :0)

Terry said...

Forgot my favorite Christmas treat...that would be homemade fudge that hubby's family has made for years! It's delicious! :0)

Quilt Hollow said...

I'm not here for the giveaway but did come over to congratulate you on two anniversaries. :-) I spotted this giveaway at Carol's blog and hope you'll give her an additional entry.

Heidi said...

Ok.. that story is very cool.

Also - congrats on your 100th post!

PunkiePie said...

Congratulations on your anniversary and 100th post! You got to 100 posts pretty quick!

My favorite holiday treat... so many to list. But my favorite is getting together on Christmas Eve at my Mom's and celebrating with my whole extended family - aunts, uncles, cousins... everybody!

PunkiePie said...

Blogged too!
http://misspunkiepie.blogspot.com/2009/11/giveaway.html

Forgot to say that was a very cool story too!!

Mandy said...

Hey! Congrats on the 100th post!!!


I've blogged about this too :)

I don't have too many visitors but hopefully you'll get a little traffic to see your great blog :)

Donna K. said...

Congratulations on the 100th post and happy anniversary! Love, love, love the giveaway items!!! My favorite treat is probably homemade chocolate pie since I only make them at Thanksgiving and Christmas. I'm already a follower of yours!

Needled Mom said...

Interesting story! Can you imagine?

Happy anniversary. You have a lot to be thankful for this week, don't you?

Favorite holiday treat??? If it doesn't have to be Christmas, I would say it is the Peeps at Easter. If it is Christmas, I would have to go with homemade toffee. YUM!

Congratulations on reaching 100 posts. It is always such an accomplishment. Hasn't it been fun along the way?

I finished my Picnic over the weekend and am looking forward to next months.

Petit Debutant said...

sweet potato pie, hands down is my favorite holiday treat.

That's a neat story of the spy

Gretchen said...

Congratulations on your 100th post and your anniversary! What an exciting week for you :) My favorite holiday treat is pecan pie (and I try not to worry about the calories too much...) Great family story!!

Jingle said...

Congratulations on reaching 100 posts! That is very fun! That pin cushion is amazing!

Blacksheep Bliss said...

Congratulations on the anniversary and the 100th post! I loved the story about your grandmother! Something like that would make my grandma's year.
My favorite christmas treat would have to be seeing my kids open their presents. I know that's probably not what you meant, but that's happiness to me.
I'm posting your link on my sidebar.

Patty said...

Congratulations on your 100th post!! Happy anniversary too! Thanks for the great giveaway!

Barb said...

Congratulations on 100 posts! I love your giveaway! I would love the pin chushion for the new pins I subscribed to! I wish I had joined the Schnibbles group! That is a very cool story about WWII and the spy! To answer the question, I love decorating with my New England Village and making cookies!

Diva Kreszl said...

what a delightful giveaway...I hope my name is chosen!!! My favorite holiday treat has to be Pumpkin Pie! I'm going to post about this on my blog right now!!!

WoolenSails said...

Congratulations on the 100th posting.
Those towels are too funny. I remember things like that from my dad when he served.
My favorite treat that I give myself on Christmas is, banana cream pie.

Debbie

carmel said...

hi! congrats on the 100th post! and thanks foe the giveaway!
i became a follower and blogged about it 2.
for the holidays i love making decorations with my kids or just crafts that have a holiday theme' its alot of fun!

Kelly O. said...

mmmm....my favourite holiday treat is Bailey's Irish Cream Liqueur in my hot chocolate with a candy can stir stick :)

The French Bear said...

Congratulations on the 100 post! I am in love with the French General too!!!!
I love to make everything for Christmas, home made marshmallows to fudge.
Great giveaway!
Hugs,
Margaret B

Renee said...

Totally cool story about your grandma.

Holidays is definitely the people. The family moments.

You have a lovely blog.

Renee xoxo

Sophia said...

Wow! Congrats on your 100th post!! Sweet! :) And what a fantastic giveaway. So glad I came here to see you via Diva's Musings. :) Happy Tuesday!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Happy Anniversary and happy blogiversary.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Congrats on all your happy times! I love your blog and your sweet story! Thanks for the sweet giveaway! My favorite holiday treat is driving around with hot chocolate and looking at Christmas lights!

Julie said...

Wow 100 posts! I must check to see where I'm at.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Love 2 Quilt said...

Congratulations on your 100th post and Happy Anniversary!

Cindy said...

Wonderful, happy 100th to you, Sinta, with many more.

I came by you unexpectedly through
"A Year of Schnibbles" and so glad I did because, even though I joined late, I am so happy doing Schnibbles. I have the first two to do and will do so come year end.

My favorite holiday treat is a treat for everyone - homemade pies - I LOVE making them - BUT - I love to eat them too. LOL Tonight I'm doing my Apple Pie, tomorrow will be chocolate cream and a Vanilla cream and two pumpkins. And if I have enough bananas left after making banana bread tonight as well - I want to also do a banana cream pie too.

Oh how I love to make pies - my favorite treat - to ME and to OTHERS!

Cindy said...

Sinta, I just went and put your giveaway picture and linked it back here for your thoughtful giveway. Thank you for all that you're doing for us "Schnibblers".

Stina said...

Happy 100 to you!!! :o)
And oh my goodness.. what awonderful and gorgeous giveaway you have made!!! I love... please please add me... I will hurry back to my blog and add you to my sidebar.. hope this is enough!!!
And Favourite Treat for me right now is... hmm..must be saffron bread the "Lussekatter"... ahhh... they are a TREAT!!!
Love they spy story... :o)

Stina said...

Ok... now Im back to tell you... I did it...you are on my blog!! ;o) ohh... you have the most wonderful giveaway!!! :o)

skoots1mom said...

happy anniversary...
beautiful tea towels :D

Life At Camellia Cottage said...

I love just about any of the traditional food of the holidays, but one thing always remains the same! My paternal grandmother "Mama Cliffie" made a cranberry congealed salad that we all loved, and as far as I know I am the only one who still makes it. I even have the pink depression glass bowl that she used, so that makes it very special, too!

I'm going to go post about you on my blog. Be right back! Becky G.

Des said...

Gotta get in on this yummy French General giveaway!! Love her!! Love you for doing this. Thanks!

Happiest of anniversaries to you and yours. I.love.love. :)

I'm following you now, too!!

Life At Camellia Cottage said...

Okay, I've posted on my blog in the right hand column! So glad I found your blog! Becky G.

Christine said...

congrats on getting to 100 posts! My fave holiday treats are the frosted christmas sugar cookies with sprinkles! To get to my email address click through on my google profile...

Penny said...

My favorite holiday treat is any kind of homemade Christmas cookie. Congratulations on your 100th post And I love, love, love French decorating.

Rachel said...

Congrats on both 100 posts AND your Lucky-13th anniversary!

If by "holiday" you mean Christmas (our Thanksgiving was in October) then my favourite holiday treat is mincemeat pie. Oh yum! Especially when they're made by me because, apparently, I made the best pastry ever (or maybe my family is just trying to butter me up...)

I am already a follower and I will definitely blog about your fantastic French giveaway. I am obsessed with all things French.

p.s. Great story from Kassy!

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

CONGRATULATIONS Sinta on your 100th post! Good for you! What a sweet and generous giveaway!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hugs,
Maryjane

Joy said...

Thanks to Sweet Cottage Dreams to leading me to your wonderful blog!
Congratulations on 100th post!

Jessica said...

That pincushion is so yummy! My favorite holiday treat... maybe candy pumpkins left over from Halloween. If I have to pick a real holiday treat, it be big yummy meals filled with lots of food and family.

Jessica said...

I just wrote a blog post about your giveaway.

http://sewbotslaboratory.blogspot.com/2009/11/more-yummies.html

Kaye Prince said...

Happy 100th post! I am also in love with French General and just bought some fat quarters of the new collection on Friday. That really is such a neat story you shared from your friend Kassy - and those tea towels are pretty awesome!

I would love to be entered into your giveaway, and if you want to come over to my blog and enter the giveaway that I have going on right now!

Sue Cahill said...

Congrats on reaching such a great milestone, how generous you are to share the celebration withus.

My favorite Christmas treat is the sugar cookies my mother-in-law always made. I make them now every yesr and couldn't imagine the holidays without them.

Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

Holly Loves Art said...

Yay and congrats! What a generous giveaway too! I love Kaari Meng and French Gen. Kaari is so nice, isn't she? I still haven't gotten over to the new location... perhaps early next year! I'm having a giveaway on my blog too so pop over if you can.

Cheers and happy Thanksgiving!

Holly

pippirose said...

Congratulations!
My favourite Christmas treat is my homemade Chocolate Shortbread cookies.
:o)
pippirose59 at gmail dot com

Christine said...

Congratulations Sinta!
Just found your lovely blog...love your giveaway...it would be exciting to win.

Christine said...

...I posted about your giveaway and became a follower of your lovely blog.

Christine said...

almost forgot...favourite treat...love old fashion christmas lollies...not always available anymore

debbie said...

Hi Stina, Congrats on your 100th post and your 13th Wedding Anniversary. Thanks for a wonderful giveaway, hope I'm lucky enough to win.

debbie said...

Forgot about my favorite treat, well I have so many Christmas plum pudding, and rum balls, not to forget shortbread. I was curious about the pumpkin pie though seems people like this one, can't say I have tried it. Anyone have a receipe?
My email is cocker@aanet.com.au

Kristen said...

Favorite treat like chocolate or favorite treat like watching my kids open kids. Not sure what I like better.


Kristen
searchforgod@yahoo.com

Kristen said...

oops, open gifts lol :)

Jaclyn said...

My favorite holiday treat is a family tradition...it wouldn't be Thansgiving or Christmas without homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies.

jaybird said...

congrats!! isn't it crazy how fast 100 posts comes?? my favorite holiday treat is anything with chocolate.. heck well thats every day!!!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY and Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!! Many, many more anniversary's to you.
Hugs

Sandy in Buenos Aires said...

Congratulations Sinta !! My favorite Holiday treat is icecream, yes, lots of it covered with hot chocolate !!! We celebrate Christmas in Summer !!! And I love toasting with apple cider or strawberry champagne !! Yummy !!
Thank you for your gorgeous giveaway !!!
Hugs,
Sandy-

Rachel said...

Hello again, Sinta. I finally got back to my computer to post about your giveaway on my blog.

Looks like you've got loads of interest already!

nicoledemana said...

wow what a story thats going to be great to pass on to the grandchildren congrats on the 100 posts love the blog love nicole x nicoledemana@yahoo.co.uk

Kim said...

Congrats on your 100 posts, and happy Thanksgiving! Love those tea towels and the WWII story! Please enter me in your drawing--thanks!

Carol in E TN said...

My favorite treat at Thanksgiving is Pumpkin Pie with whipped cream! Yum!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rhondi said...

Hi Sinta
Someone mentioned your giveaway so I decided to stop by. Happy anniversary and congratulations on your 100th post! My favorite holiday treat is Christmas eve services at church.
Hugs, Rhondi

Sandy said...

My favorite holiday treat is peppermint white chocolate!! Would love to win your sweet giveaway!

arlette said...

My favorite holiday treat is queque de navidad, christmas cake, it's yummyyyyyyyyyy, you make it with rum, raisins and dehidrated fruits inside the cake, dang I'm craving and I don't have any!

Danielle said...

Love the Spy Story, very cool! My favorite Holiday treat is a lemon/raspberry cake with whipped cream. And congrats on your 100th post.

Simone de Klerk said...

I love Kassy's story! Very exciting.
Congratulations on your 100th post and your 13th anniversary!
My favorite holdiday treat is egg nog. We don't get that here, but I remember the taste and would love it again some day (O:
I'll blog about you giveaway today, when I make my next post. And please check my giveaway and join!

Jutta...stoffundnadel... said...

Hi Sinta,
congratulations !!!! Please pick me!!!
My favorite treat is danish apple-pie with currant jam, mmhhh!!!!
Hugs from Germany, Jutta

Denny1600 said...

I'd love to win! You're so good to get to 100 posts!! Congratulations on your anniversary, too! My favorite holiday treat is sweet potatoes. Baked plain with butter is my favorite way.

Thanks for doing this!

denny1600 at gmail dot com

Handmade by Mai said...

Congratulations with your 100th post and your wedding anniversary.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hi there and congratulations on your 100th post!!! My holiday treat would have to be settling into my new book that I have bought myself for Christmas...Dzintra♥x

Sewing Angel said...

Hi Sinta! Congrats on your 100th BLOG!! I have been following you and will try again to add a comment. I have not been able to figure it out as of yet. Hope this posts! I love Cranberry Relish.
Thank you,
Leisa

Jo said...

I love the Schnibbles...thanks for hosting...
I love peanut clusters...

Jo said...

I blogged about your giveaway at www.joscountryjunction.com

Vals Quilting said...

Congratulations Sinta on post 100!! What a big milestone (i'm still in my 40's but planning my 100th give-away). Unfortunately I didn't get to your post earlier then tonight but If I can make the deadline, count me in! I subscribe to your RSS Feed and love your posts.
My favourite holiday treat is cinnamon chocolate chip shortbread cookies
Valerie
http://www.pastimesonline.ca/vals-quilting/

Cindy said...

Congratulations! Keep up the good work!!

Regena@QuiltnQuiltthings said...

I wanted to pop over and let you know that I posted my picnic.
Thanks
Looks like a fun giveaway sorry I missed it.
Regena