Friday, May 2, 2014

A 7th Blogaversary Gift-a-Way

Gentle Friends, come next Friday, May 9th, I'll be celebrating 7 years of Blogging. From that first post until today I would have never imagined that I would have kept up my ongoing blather and yakity yakking for all these years.


...... to celebrate this milestone I'm going to have a Gift-a-Way Drawing.  I am still mulling over just what to include, but it will be a box of fun and surprises!!!  If you'd like to be Gifted with a surprise box for my 7th Bloagaversary just leave a comment on this Post and you'll be entered.  Remember if you can get mail you can win, I can send it anywhere a carrier will tote the package.  I'll close the Gift-a-Way drawing at 2:00 pm PST 5/9/14, and announce the winner on Monday May 12th. 

There you go sports fans, and I once again thank you for stopping by and for your ongoing kindnesses to me and my little ole Blog!!!

Take care,
edgar

140 comments:

Vera said...

Congratulations on your 7th blogaversary Edgar! I look forward to your regular postings and enjoy all the extras your bring to your blog -- well done! Would love to be entered into your draw. Thanks for the opportunity!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Edgar! Seven years, that's a lot of blogging! Thank you for that. I thoroughly enjoy reading them all. From your thrifting blogs to your pictures of delicious food and beautiful buildings. I would love to participate in the drawing for your giveaway. Thank you for the opportunity.
Best wishes,
Wilma Rutten in the Netherlands

Mary said...

Edgar, of course enter me in your anniversary contest. Congratulations, I look forward to to blog every morning , always something interesting and your needlework is always amazing. I enjoy your local tour photos and your thrifting finds are fun. Have a great weekend.

Mama Joan said...

Edgar, Happy blogaversary. Always enjoy your posts:)

Jennifer said...

Seven years, that's great! Please enter me in the gift-a-way.

Melissa said...

WOW 7 years! Now that is truly amazing. But I can totally relate how quickly time goes by. I'm into my 3rd year of blogging now and would never have imagined it would have lasted that long.

I would love to be apart of your gift-a-way! Happy blogoversary!!!

Melissa

geeky Heather said...

Congratulations on the blogaversay! I'd love to be entered in your drawing. I hope you do a San Fran giftaway again...even though I didn't win, it was a lot of fun seeing all the things you choose!

Nancy said...

Always enjoy reading your blog Edgar so I'm glad you kept it! I would like a chance at your giveaway. Congratulations on seven years of yakity yakking!

donna said...

Congratulations and Happy Anniversary, 7 years is a long time and you do a great job. thank you for the entry to the giveaway.
Donna

Krista said...

Congrats on 7 years of blogging Edgar! I have enjoyed reading your blog and admiring all of your stitching. Would love to be entered. Have a super day!

Ariadne Skyrianidou said...

Congratulations for 7 whole years! Has it been that long?Wow! Count me in please and hopefully you will continue for even more!ariadnesky(at)hotmail(dot)com
AriadnefromGreece!

Carolyn said...

Congratulations! 7 years is a long time, for sure. I love reading about your stitching, thrifting, old movies and Rico and the who-hounds. Have a great weekend! :)

Berit said...

I adore you and your blog! I'm so glad you made it, because we could "meet"! Thanks for your friendship and congratulations on 7 years!

Rebecca said...

oh neat...time to have a party.. I'll bring the bubbly

Tracey said...

Congratulations on 7 years of blogging, Edgar!!

I love the variety of your blog :) The pictures of your beautiful city (and your other travels) give me the chance to see the world through your eyes, as I can only imagine being able to travel to some of these places one day. Your lovely stitching, movie reviews, thrift finds and your gang of furbabies... I love it all! Thanks so much for a chance at your Gift-a-Way draw... I'd love to join in your celebration!!

Carmen Sutton said...

Congratulations on your Blogaversary amazing how fast 7 years goes. I love checking out all your posts as I am sure to learn some thing new in each. Thanks for taking the time to share your many talents I have enjoyed them all!

Vicki said...

Happy 7th Blogaversary, Edgar! I enjoy your blog and the variety of interests you post about. Thank you for including me in your gift-away.

Wendy TC said...

Congratulations and here's to ore years to come....as long as you enjoy it, that is! Love the variety of interesting things you have to show and tell. And thanks for the blog versary give-away...so generous!

Melissa said...

Congratulations, Edgar! That's amazing that you've been posting almost every day for 7 years! And thank you for encouraging me to start my own blog!

ps and yes I would love a chance to win! Thank you.

Laurie in Iowa said...

Happy 7th Blogging Anniversary! I'd love to have my name entered in your giveaway.

cucki said...

Happy blogaversary. Always enjoy your posts:)
Thank you for the sweet giveaway :)
Hugs x

melodyr said...

Congratulations on the 7 years. I really enjoy reading your blog and see your beautiful stitching. Thank you for the chance to win!

Melody

Mary said...

Hi Edgar, 7 years blogging is most impressive! I always enjoy what you have to share. Please enter me in the gift-away

CarolG said...

Congratulations - wow 7 years and I think I've read every one - thanks for giving us the opportunity to win!

Kristen said...

Happy Anniversary, Blacksheep!

Thank you, Edgar for all of the stitching eye candy. :D

RC said...

7 years! What an accomplishment! I've started and closed and restarted blogs over the years. I've never felt the urge to keep going. Congrats to you! :)

Lucky for us that you've been writing so long. I appreciate all your posts. Gives me a smile in my day to read your adventures. :)

Mónica Silva said...

Hello !
Congratulations on your 7th blogaversary Edgar! I look forward to your regular postings and enjoy all the extras your bring to your blog -- well done! Would love to be entered into your draw. Thanks for the opportunity!
Hugs :)

moreofhim said...

Congratulations on seven years of blogging! That's quite a milestone! I really enjoy reading all about your stitching, your baking and all your beautiful finds. We enjoy many of the same things so it's always fun to come by for a visit.

Blessings - Julie

capecodgirl565 said...

Congrats on the milestone, have enjoyed following your blog. Please enter me in your giftaway, would love a shot.

Donna Bowers said...

Thank you for writing almost every day, and sharing your stitching, and thrifty finds, and pictures of the beautiful places you have been. You're great!! Thank you, Edgar.

Donna

Angela CG said...

Happy 7th Anniversary!!! I enjoy reading about your thrifting trips and your stitching progress. Keep up the good work.

Deb D said...

Congratulations Edgar! I look forward to reading your blog every day!

Pat Matejcek said...

Happy Blog Anniversary! I would love to join in the fun Thanks for the chance! Pat

p.matejcek@yahoo.com

Mouse said...

oooo Happy blogaversary too yoooo ... love those candles ... would love to be entered in to the draw and thanks for the chance too :) love mouse xxxxx

Joy said...

Please enter me. Whatever you come up with will be great :)

Barb said...


Well Edgar, I have returned to the world after my knee surgery just in time for your blogaversary!! Please enter me in the drawing!!

Alice said...

Congratulations Edgar! Seven years is a long time. So happy you do this because I look forward to reading almost every day. Please enter me in the drawing and Happy Blogoversary. Alice

Kath said...

7 years Edgar, very cool. I do enjoy reading your blog, you have a great way with words. Always brings a smile to my face.

valerie said...

Congratulations on your 7 year blogiversary Edgar! It reminds me that I totally forgot about my own. Oops! I would love a chance at your giveaway. Hope you have a great weekend!

Mary in TN said...

Happy Seventh Anniversity! A lot of other relationships do not last that long! Your blog is one of my favorite reads of the day. You are so interesting with stitching, travel, saling and describing San Francisco.

Please continue your delightful blog.

Margaret said...

Happy blogiversary! I always feel like you must have been blogging forever! I always enjoy your blog posts so much. Being able to see SF through your eyes is a pleasure. Your food is always a pleasure, both restaurant and home made. Your pups are adorable. Your stitching is wonderful! In short, I love your blog!

Pamela said...

Happy 7th Anniversary!!!
I don't always leave comment, but I always stop in to see what you have been up to!!! Thank you for always sharing all your stitching and estate sale finds.

Pam

dq said...

Ohh Edgar i love your blog and am shocked at how long i have been following you and from you i follow so many other bogs. Congratulations!
dq bogfairy@yahoo.com

Linda said...

Congratulations Edgar. My husband's birthday is May 9. Maybe I'll be looking and finally win one of your giveaways.

Linda

Jackie said...

Happy 7 years - and many more! I certainly enjoy reading your blog.

GerriG said...

Would love To Be Entered!

Ellen said...

Wow 7 years! Congratulations!

Hope I am still blogging after 7 years ha ha!

Hugs,

Nancy Collins said...

Edgar, I always enjoy your blog! You have encouraged me to go out "thrifting" and have renewed my interest in "peeps". Happy Anniversary!

Ruth said...

Happy 7th Blogging Anniversary! I'd love to have my name entered in your giveaway.

Lisa V said...

Congrats Edgar, its been a great 7 years of seeing your lovely stitching and watching your who hounds grow. Pls include me in the draw.

Shelly said...

Congrats, Edgar! Here's to many more years of blathering and yakity yakking! Please enter me in your giftaway.

Diana said...

Congratulations on your blogaversary! I enjoy seeing the progress on your stitching as well as your thrift shopping.

Bianca said...

Wow, 9 years! Congratulations, Edgar, you have a wonderful blog. I would love to be considered for the surprise box.

Carolyn Boutilier said...

Wow! Seven years blogging.that is fantastic. I love your stitching and your travel pictures and of course the who hounds I look forward to your blogging every day. wishing you 7 more years of blogging.

Carolyn Boutilier

Carolyn Boutilier said...

Wow! Seven years blogging.that is fantastic. I love your stitching and your travel pictures and of course the who hounds I look forward to your blogging every day. wishing you 7 more years of blogging.

Carolyn Boutilier

Monica said...

Congratulations Edgar! I really enjoy your blog. You are one of the reasons I started blogging! Hope you have many, many more years!

Sandy said...

Congrats on 7 years, I'm a long time lurker of your blog. Would love to win your giveaway

Sandy

Frances N said...

7 years is a long time! That's great and I know every one of your posts has been enjoyed by many! Congratulations for keeping this going for so long! I'd love to be part of your giveaway and thanks for the chance! Here's to 7 more years!

msstitch01 said...

Congrats on your anniversary Edgar. I would love to be part of your giveaway. Love reading your blog and I'm looking forward to the next seven years worth of reading about your stitching and snippets of your life.

Creative Chaos said...

Congratulations on your 7th blogaversary Edgar! Woww , 7 years is not nothing !!! Please count me in for your give away !!
Hugs from Holland , Patti xx

Christine said...

Happy Blogoversary Edgar!

Nicole said...

Congrats! I love reading your blog!

Gene Black said...

Congrats on seven years. I don't always comment on your posts, but I do read them. You have certainly kept me interested since I found your blog.

Delania said...

I look forward to reading your blog Monday-Friday - it's the first thing I do when I turn on my computer - love hearing about your life in San Francisco, your thrifty Thursday finds and of course the stitching - keep on blogging.


LaNelle said...

Edgar that's a great milestone to achieve congratulations! And of course I hope you can continue for much longer as I so enjoy your blog. Thanks for the chance at the drawing. Cheers!

Sherry :o) said...

Congratulations! I love reading about so many stitching projects, interesting places and such on the blogs I read. Thanks for bringing your city alive, as well as the places you travel...I have not spent much time on the west coast and it is a treat. I also enjoy your finds when thrifting...here's to another 7 years!

Sherry :O)

MartyG said...

Edgar, wow that is amazing. Do you have fun looking back at your old posts? It is a wonderful journal and I very much enjoy what you share with us. I would love to be entered. MartyG

Shirlee said...

Congratulations on your Big 7 my friend! Please do enter me in your giveaway : )

Kathy A. said...

Wow! 7 years is quite the accomplishment! You are a wonderful writer and I have always enjoyed your posts. Congratulations Edgar! Please toss my name in the giveaway.

Anonymous said...

I've enjoyed your blog, I think , from the beginning. Happy Anniversary and thank you for sharing your world. Nancy in NY

Cindy said...

Congrats. So glad you blog

gracie said...

Happy 7th to you! Glad you have a blog that I can visit...

Hazel said...

Wow that has gone fast! Congratulations Edgar. I would love to be entered into your giveaway.

Tina said...

Congratulations on your 7yrs of blogging,love reading your blog daily,love seeing your purchases,photos and of course stitching,pleases enter me in your generous giveaway

Phyllis said...

Congrats on your blogging anniversary! I enjoy reading your blog.

Janice said...

Seven years! As much as I love seeing your stitching I also love to see your thrifting finds. Thanks for all you do! Janice

Susan said...

It is amazing how quickly the time passes isn't it? I have very much enjoyed reading about your stitching, your travels and outings and the adventures of the who hounds.

Sharon said...

Congrats on your lucky #7! I hope this next year is filled with lots of wonderful adventures, thrifting and joy! I'd love to put my hat in the ring for your give-a-way. :)

Roberta said...

Hard to believe how fast time can go. Congrats on the 7years of great yakity yak. Put my name into the mix. Have a gret weekend

Kelly Heagy said...

I just found your blog this year, when I started hunting cross stitching blogs, I love to read about your life in San Fransisco, it very interesting to an old gal from Iowa, land-bound, cornfields and soybeans here, but no ocean, no Golden Gate bridge. I find your ability to stitch so quickly awesome, compared to my turtle-like pace. Thank you, and keep up the good work!

Cindy's Stitching said...

7 years goes so fast. I always enjoy your posts. Congratulations.

Mary said...

Congratulations! Yours was one of the first cross stitch blogs I found - and I am still a regular reader. I enjoy the variety of your posts - especially the thrifting trips!

Mary in MN

m_kaeding@hotmail.com

Bridget said...

Congratulations! I love reading your blog.

Laura said...


You Brighten Our Days
© by AngelWinks

You may not be aware
But the things you do and say
Fill our lives with sunshine
In many special ways.

It means a lot to us
To have a friend like you
You make each day brighter
And give us smiles, too!

Congratulations Edward on 7 wonderful and inspiring years! Thank you for sharing your life and stitching with us :)

Laura

Margaret said...

Seven years of great blogging. Congratulations. Your blog is always such a joy to read.

I would love to be entered in your giveaway.

Jonette said...

Congratulations! I enjoy your blog and read it each day. Love all of the pics you post.

Marsha said...

Happy Blog- o-versary! Love the thrifting finds and stitching.

Chris said...

Congratulations on 7 years Edgar! Thanks for the stitching inspiration, the lovely recipes, movie reviews and travel reports. I always look forward to seeing what you have been up to!
Please put my name in the hat!

Anna van Schurman said...

Happy blogiversay, Edgar. And many more!

Melody said...

Hello Edgar! Congratulations on your milestone!! I always look forward to your posts and enjoy the beautiful pictures you share. I would love to be included in your drawing.
Thanks!

Stitchinowl said...

Lucky Seven! Congratulations on your blogaversary Edgar! I always enjoy reading about your stitching, the who-hounds, family adventures, and your fun hunting-for-treasures weekends. You always made my mornings brighter.
Carolyn

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Happy 7 years of blogging!

I love reading your blog. You live in such a neat part of the country with so many lovely shops...and I adore your pictures. You always take shots of the coolest things. I also love keeping up with what you stitch, too. You stitch in fabrics that my ancient eyes can no longer see, but I truly admire you skill and talent.

Wishing you a most lovely day! :)

CathieJ said...

Edgar, I love reading your blog. It is one of the few blogs that I visit often throughout the week. I always enjoy your updates. Happy Blogaversary. I would love to be entered in your Gift-a-way.

J Rae said...

Can't believe it's been 7 years?! Congrats! Look forward to seeing more great stuff on your blog in the years to come. :-)

Cathy said...

Congratulations on your blogaversary! I'd love to enter the drawing! Thank you.
Cathy
CraftyCat

Mountain Ash said...

Hi Edgar, congratulations on hitting the 7 year mark. I read your blog nearly every day and it was one of the blogs which inspired me to start my own. Please enter me in your give-away. All the best.

Carol R said...

Congratulations on your 7th blogoversary Edgar! Please put my name in the Bowl of Destiny ;-)

Lynn said...

Happy Anniversary! I enjoy reading your blog and have shared it with several friends. I'm looking forward to many more years of posts from you!

Jan Jones said...

Congratulations Edgar! Seven years, that's a lot of blogging! When I go to my RSS feed in the mornings I always click your link in the list first. Got ta read my BlackSheep News first thing!!! (grin) Wow 92 entries and counting!!!

xstitchlibrarian said...

Hi Edgar,
I love all your 'yakity yakking'! Congratulations on your 7 year blogaversary - please include me in your draw!

Robert said...

Congratulations Edgar! I really like getting to know you through your blog

CalamityJr said...

Congratulations on 7 years of blogging. I'd love to be entered in your gift-a-way since you always end up sharing amazing gifts, though we should be showering you with lovely things for all you share with us!

Denise said...

Congratulations on 7 magnificent
years of blogging! I can always
depend on your daily unique stitch report. I also love seeing the SF
photos and of course, your great
estate sale finds.
Please enter me in your giftaway-
I know it will be amazing!

Becky said...

What a generous person you are to offer such a gift! I really enjoy seeing your stitched pieces come to life and reading your very newsy and interesting posts.

Kathy L. said...

Happy Blogaversary. Love reading your blog. I especially enjoy your take on the movies. I so enjoy old movies as well.
You also alway find the most amazing thrift items. Lucky you.

Kathy

Jodi S said...

Edgar, Congrats on your upcoming blogaversary!! I so enjoy reading your post and seeing your beautiful stitching! I would LOVE to receive a surprise box if my name would happen to be chosen by the hag claw from the BoD!

cl said...

Happy Blog-aversary! I so enjoy your adventures around San Fran and I am falling in love with your current stitch by Shakespeare's Peddler. I don't usually do samplers or such large pieces - but this is tempting! I'd love to win your giveaway.

wranglerkate said...

edgar - Love those candles!! And thanks for all that you share with us. Please include me in your wonderful drawing. Thank you, Kate

Dede said...

Congratulations on your Blogaversary!!!! time does fly! I have enjoyed reading your post for about a year now...since I found you. Love your sharing pictures of your hounds and travels. Your stitching is inspirational! Keep it up!
I am trying to resist your thrifting bug but you make it so hard.....

Kay said...

Wow - 7 years! Congratulations! I especially enjoy seeing all your stitchy projects, but also the beautiful photos of your travels both near and far. Keep 'em coming!

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Wow, Edgar! Has it really been that long?! I have to say, reading your blog brightens my day. I enjoy the updates from your corner of the world. Congratulations on your milestone!

Merilde said...

Hello Edgar, I have been a "lurker" on your blog for quite a while. Your stitching is lovely (including the current sampler), Love your movie posts (love movies!), and thoroughly enjoy your tours of San Francisco (a city I would love to visit some day). I would love to entered into your give away. Thank you for sharing so much.
Lori

Carolyn Boutilier said...

Edgar, Congrats on your 7 years of blogging. I look forward to your blogs to see what you are stitching and your estate finds.

Carolyn B

becki said...

7 years, Edgar, I cannot believe I have read 7 years of wonderful blog posts! Keep 'em coming for 70 more, please! Becki

Jenny Wright said...

Hi Edgar,
I just discovered your blog and am having such fun reading it all.
Happy 7th Anniversary.
Best,
Jenny

susiedele said...

Happy Blogaversary,Edgar. Just read about the candy from Trader Joe's and I want it! Please put my name in the hat. :-)

debra said...

congrats-I have been only following for almost 3 yrs when i found you. i live vicariously thru you on your jaunts to allthe thrift shop, junk stores, antiquing places since i still work drats 5 more yrs before retirement so i wait with such anticipation of your finds. thanks for the chance to win how generous of you keep onblogging

pj said...

Edgar,
I always read your posts and love your blog! Your stitching is so inspiring for all of your readers.

Happy 7th and many more.

Pam in Iowa

Julie said...

Congratulations on 7 years of blogging! I enjoy reading it.

Kathy R. said...

Happy 7th! I have enjoyed reading your posts over the last several months after finding your blog. I just picked up cross stitch again a year ago after a 15 year hiatus. You have been a great source of information and inspiration. I wish you many more years of blogging and stitching. I would be thrilled to receive anything you choose for your gift-a-way drawing. Thanks for everything.

sheravery said...

Hi Edgar,
I've been 'lurking' here for a few years now, and always enjoy seeing your latest additions. Great stitching and Thank you for the opportunity to enter your gift-away!

-Sherry-

Rhonda B in Auburn said...

Oh Edgar, 7 years~~ What a milestone. Your Yikity Yak his be so enjoyable. I've been able to live voraciously through your posts about San Francisco as I really do NOT like to fly and Indiana is so so vary far to drive. Thanks for all the stitch-y stuff it certainly enables me to do more!! Love the Sunday baking episodes to. Amazing how you touched so many lives through this blogging and yet you do it so effortlessly. Keep up the great work. Rhonda in Auburn, Indiana

Stitch Mill said...

Wow, seven years. I have just started blogging and really hope I will also get to 7. Congrats!

Raven/Missy said...

Congratulations on 7 years Edgar!

Catherine said...

Congratulations!! I have enjoyed reading your ramblings for a few years now and look forward to many more!

Lindsay said...

Congratulations on reaching 7 years Edgar, may you have many more years blogging

Sherri said...

What an accomplishment! I love sitting down with a cup of coffee getting inspired and entertained with your blog. I look forward to many more years. Congratulations to you!

GerriG said...

Had to share...while at Celebrations of Needlework in Nashua, NH this past weekend I shared with my group the joy of reading your blog! Keep up the wonderful news and thoughts of your day!Thank you!

Karoline said...

Congratulations on your 7th blogiversary!

Julie said...

Just catching up on blog reading after the bank holiday weekend here in the UK.
Happy Blogoversary Edgar, there is always something lovely to see when visiting here... here's to lots more lovely posts in the future.

Kerri said...

Your posts bring a smile to my day and have added a few inches to my waistline with all your wonderful recipes.
Congratulations on a huge milestone and I wish you another 7 years of bringing joy to the blogosphere!

Vicki Jo said...

Happy 7th Anniversary! Not many people do something consistently well for so long. Keep up the good work -- we enjoy it! And I would love to be entered in your drawing!

Peggy H. said...

Congratulations Edgar! I don't know of anyone who has kept it up like you have...and your blogs are so fun to read. Happy 7th! Would love to have a chance at your giveaway.

Thanks.

Peggy

DonnaTN said...

Congratulations! I don't have much time for blog reading, but yours is one that I keep coming back to read. I have won some nice things from you in the past, so I don't need to be included in the drawing. I'm sending you a big smile!

Kielrain said...

Seven years. I am glad you are still around.

I'd love to be added. Thanks. :)

Jane Tetmeyer said...

Great job on a fun and informative blog! It is a favorite for sure! Your creativity and excellent workmanship inspires us along with your wonderful positive energy!

Thanks for the blog! Jane Tetmeyer

Audrey Davis said...

Hi Edgar Congrats on making it 7 years. I love the doggie stores and your thrift Thursday posts. And really like the places you travel to and the food pics.
Best wishes from San Leandro
Audrey

Jan said...

Wowww...7 years! You are a most wonderful part of my day Edgar....I would like to enter the draw.

krayolakris said...

Congratulations Edgar! I just love love love your blog. Great movie reviews, antiquing, the Hounds, your recipes, your stitching...your happy fam. Thanks for sharing!

Sandy From a Little Spot in Texas said...

I may not have made this post in time for the drawing but I wanted to let you know that I enjoy reading your blog and wish you many more years of blogging. Sandy from a Little Spot in Texas.