Well, as you can see from the picture above, Lilli is excited! I'll leave it up to you to decide whether she's excited about being 4, or about Nana reaching 500 followers - but I'll tell you, I'm excited about both!
Lilli got all the giveaway items for her birthday, but I've got one to share with you to celebrate hitting 500 followers - and it's a goodie! First, the story - my husband has a hard time leaving any items unpurchased on my Christmas wish list. (Good hubby, right? ;-) I sent him a couple of wish lists from different places, and one item was duplicated on two lists - and he bought it from both places! When he realized what he had done, he suggested that I use the duplicate as a giveaway on my blog. Great idea! Here's what he bought......
A True Cut TrueSharp Electric Rotary Blade Sharpener! Since mine is a Christmas present, I haven't had a chance to try it out yet, but I know if you're like me you hang on to your old dull rotary blades "just in case" - so I've got a bunch to sharpen and re-use! You can read a review of it and see more pictures of it here, on the I Have A Notion blogsite. It sharpens 28mm, 45mm, and 60 mm rotary blades, which I find really handy, since my little "hand-powered" sharpener only sharpens the 45mm blades.
So - - - do you want it? Imagine the joy of having a freshly sharpened blade the next time you cut out a new quilt - without the expense of new blades! Here's what you do to enter...
1. Leave a comment telling me
your favorite funny Christmas memory.
2. If you're already a follower, or decide to become a new follower, leave another comment!
3. If you helped spread the word to help reach the 500 follower mark, leave another comment!
4. If you post to spread the news about the giveaway,
leave another comment!
I'll pick a winner next Thursday, 12/22, and announce the winner on Can I Get A Whoop Whoop Friday, 12/23!
And just to join in the fun, I'll share my favorite funny Christmas memory. When I was a kid, we would always go to my great-grandmother's house in North Carolina for Christmas. My great-aunt would make the eggnog from scratch, and it was locally famous. I never really knew why until the year I helped her make it. I was reading the recipe to her, and she was carefully measuring the ingredients in - - - until she got to the liquor. I read out the amount in the recipe, but she just up-ended the bottle and poured until it made her happy! Suddenly I understood the ritual of receiving a drinking straw in your stocking when you reached a certain age.....