Crafty in the Med

I'm here to enjoy meeting other crafters and to share my ideas and projects. I love to crochet,cross stitch and embroidery but I'm keen to try new crafts too. I love music and I love to sing! Singing makes me happy. I collect jugs....its their shape I think! I am addicted to yarn and buttons. I get lost in book shops and can spend all morning there and I absolutely adore rummaging in flea markets. I love to read sci´fi/fantasy,buried treasure, and off world adventures. I have a passion for history! I would be the first passenger on the first time machine ! I BELIEVE IN MAGIC!

Thursday, 27 December 2012

Happy New Year giveaway


Lesson to learn ......listen to ones inner voice .....I suspected many of you bloggers would already have this book but didn't think more about it!  tch!!,therefore I have now added an option! You can choose between the book or the stash of yarn that you can see here with all the extra little bits I am including as well of course. 
Please indicate what you would prefer book or yarn. 


GIVEAWAY CLOSED! 


Lets start the new year right....with a little giveaway to celebrate my 100th post and over....
102 with this one :-)

and etc ....+ etc

I'm a little bit early with this as I wanted to get it posted before I go back to work as I'm pretty sure I am going to be innudated with assignments to correct and once I am doing that I'll be totally distracted.
I already have this book but Amazon got things a bit mixed up when I ordered it and sent me two so I kept the spare one back precisely for this occasion, although the 100th post has taken a bit longer arriving than I had thought. I am sure some of you crocheters out there will agree that it is a handy book to have .....there are a great many lovely motifs to choose from,the instructions are very clear and are also accompanied by an easy to follow diagram. If you would like to see them made up pop over to Linda's Crafty Corner blog as she has been going through the book from A to Z.....her real life samples will give you a good idea what each finished item is like.

The above book is part of my 100th post giveaway but I shall be adding a few more bits to it as well such as a.......and another a........ which you'll be able to see on another post...or posts.
 The giveaway is open to everyone on this world and off,
  •  however you should be a follower of my blog , that is having signed on via Google friend connect and also 
  • name one of your New Year resolutions and why.
If you post the above image and link to my blog on your blog then you get a second entry (please post a comment that you have done so).
The giveaway finishes on the 6th January ....the King's Day (The twelfth day of Christmas). The Spanish hand out their second round of gifts or rather the three kings leave the gifts under the tree on the Eve of the King's Day.
The winner will be chosen using the sophisticated Method of all names go into the BOWL!

 this time Sr P will not be asked to choose the winner but my grand-daughter who will be here with us on that night.


There you have it FUNTIME isn't over yet!


Amanda :-)

101 comments:

  1. Amanda, what a sweet giveaway. I want to be entered, please. When I do my post later today, I will add your giveaway to my post. I'll come back and let you know. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. Happy New Year a little bit early. :)

    Hugs,
    Sharon

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  2. What a great book for a give away! I already have the same and must tell that the motifs are great! You can also pop over to Barbara's site : http://made-in-k-town.blogspot.hk/2012/12/the-grand-finale.html to have a look at all the 144 motifs she has hooked and also at Sewing Daises : http://www.sewingdaisies.com.au/sewing_daisies/beyond-the-square.html. Her photos and color combinations are awesome, inspiration to every crocheter i feel!

    New year resolution is to complete 2 blankets and lose 5 kilos :) Hope you have a wonderful new year ahead!

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  3. Oh Amanda, what a pity.....I have this book!!!! sigh!!!
    xxxx Ale

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  4. Amanda, I posted earlier today and mentioned your giveaway. I hope you have a lot of entries. (Personally, I hope you don't as I would really, really like that book, but I'm trying to be nice.) :)

    Sharon

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    1. Looks like I jumped the gun a bit. I didn't see the resolution part. I don't do resolutions but I've decided to do intentions. I hope to (intend to) do at least one random act of kindess a month. I think this poor old world could use some more kindess in it and I want to do my part. :)

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    2. Thats ok Sharon I have entered you twice and thanks for the mention on your blog.

      A xx

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  5. Oops! I missed this :( I just ordered the same book two days back after seeing so much hype on the blogs eventhough I have many motif books.
    Congrats on your 100 th post :)
    My new year resolution is to spend more time with my daughter. Recently I have been doing too much of crafty things on the pretext of 'me time' and reduced playing board games with her. I of course don't neglect my motherly duties but have cut that extra playtime which I want yo glue it back into our life:))

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  6. Hi Amanda, Congratulations on your 100+ posts. What a wonderful giveaway, I have been drooling over this book for a long time. I am keeping my fingers crossed and hope to win it. I have already posted a link on my blog.
    My new resolution will be to lose some weight (atleast 7-8 kilos, I hope). :)
    How I wish that crochet helped with weight loss!!
    Have a nice day.
    Love.

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    1. I'd be crocheting all day Sangeetha if crochet helped with weight loss!!!

      A xx

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  7. Oooooooh that looks like such a wonderful resource book, Amanda. You have so recently generously gifted me I am not sure you should put my name in that beautiful bowl of yours, but I am following your blog :) Now as for a resolution...uhhhhh...I am resolved to finish the blanket, hat, and socks I have on various needles. Whew...that was hard to type. Joy to you and yours,
    xx Gracie

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    1. Hello Gracie,

      I am certainly putting your name in the bowl for the giveaway!

      A xx

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  8. As I already have the book, there is no need to put my name in the bowl, but just wanted to say congratulations on 100 blog posts, and happy New Year, Joy x x

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  9. Congratulations Amanda!
    Thank you for a lovely giveaway! I'm going to look at Linda's blog to see the motifs she has made!
    My New Years Resolution is to have alternate weeks of the year chocolate free - I know I couldn't give it up completely!

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  10. Ooop I have been eyeing up thos loveky book for ages.xxxx

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    1. Hope you are lucky then...I'd like it to go to someone who would really appreciate it!

      A xx

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  11. Hi Amanda, please count me in, it's a lovely Giveaway! My resolution is a bit boring ... To get to goal at weight watchers .... Well and truly sabotaged by Christmas, I'm afraid.

    Have a lovely day

    Claire xxx

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    1. The book please Amanda ... Happy New Year! xxx

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  12. Ooh, that looks like a fab book - thanks for your generosity in giving it away! Please pop my name in the bowl :-)
    Have a great week,
    xx

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  13. Hallo Amanda!Came to wish you Happy Hollidays and a Happy New year with your family!Thank you for your kind comment on my blog!
    Dimi..

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  14. Congratulations on the 100th post. I do so love me a little Give Away. xxx
    My New year Resolutions, hmmmmm, I have a few this year. I would like to give more 'Hand Made Gifts' next Christmas and that involves some planning and in my case starting very early and pacing myself throughout the year. I also intend to be using fibre/fleece and yarn stash that I already have. Also I have Work in progress that really needs completing! Don't we all?

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  15. Thank you for mentioning my blog Amanda I will post about your give-away on my blog, Good luck to everyone who enters it's a great prize! :)

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  16. Hello Amanda! I would like a shot at your giveaway so please toss me into the bowl : )
    My resolution is to learn how to knit, but I have been saying this for the last two years. Someday.....

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  17. I'm not a crocheting person...last year's efforts were a bit of a failure...but I can knit so maybe the wool would be better for me. But if the book is really REALLY simple then maybe that would be good. You choose, Amanda. I'm not making any NYR but I do want to continue to lose weight. Bonnes Fetes de fin d'année!

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  18. Just jumping in again Amanada would love to enter for that lovely yarn Amanda beautiful colours you are so generous for giving it away :)

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  19. Hello! Thank you for the opportunity to enter your giveaway. I love the yarn. A New Year's resolution is to make at least one Christmas gift per month in 2013. Why? So I won't be waiting til the last minute and stressing out instead of enjoying the season. ha I am a follower of your blog.

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  20. I've also posted on my blog about your great giveaway. Thank you so much for the kindness of the giveaway!

    Blessings ...

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  21. I am definitely in it for the book. So please put my name for the book. Thank you.
    Very sweet of you to offer a choice to your readers.
    Love.

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  22. Such generous gifts and the yarn is just beautiful. Happy New Year! XOXO

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  23. Congratulations. I would love either giveaway so I leave it as a surprise for you to choose. Thank you for sharing. One of my things on the list for 2013 is to learn to put in zips! I began to use a sewing machine this yearand wan tto increase my skills on it.
    ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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  24. Just catching up with your blogs, you have been busy!
    Please could I enter, 2013 is my year to learn to crochet, and this will come in very handy! :) x

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  25. I hope you had a very merry Christmas, Amanda! What a nice giveaway ! I hope to win this book so that I start again to crochet after many, many years!!! My new year's resolution is to walk 3Kms e v e r y day to help me loose weight more easily!

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  26. Such sweet from you Amanda!!! Thank you!!! So, consider me in!!!
    My new year's resolution ? Well, to be more organized!!! I tend to be very messy and I forget things too often!!!
    xxx Ale

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  27. How sweet of you! I would love to have this book to get me back into crocheting! I need some inspiration! I'm a new follower! And I'm going to make an effort to sew more of a variety of things this coming year! Make some handmade animals! Thanks!

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  28. Good morning Amanda and congratulations on reaching your 100th blog post!...Time flies by, doesn't it?...I would love to be entered for your very generous Giveaway and a chance to win the book please...will add a link to my blog too,
    Hope you have a wonderful 2013,
    Susan x
    P.S Almost forgot...one of my New Year resolutions is to be more organised so that I can blog more often. I had the same one last year but didn't do very well so I'm going to try harder this year!

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  29. I am so happy to found your great blog today. And I hope to win the book because it´s on my wish list. In 2013 I want to get healty. Thats also a wish and not a resolution. So I try to be more sporty :-o ;-)
    liebe Grüße
    Kerstin

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  30. Amanda, congrats on reaching 100, I love your blog, Please enter me in your awesome give-away. My New Years Resolution this year is to work my way through my yarn stash (that has been passed onto me by my mother who passed away in 1984, and my grandmother)I am setting a goal of buying no new yarn this year (and yes I am trying to keep a straight face while i type that lol), and working through the stash.
    Donna D

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  31. Hey~
    I have this book..I LOVE this book! I would love even more to win your giveaway and pick that happy yarn!
    One of my Resolutions for 2013 is to add an amurigumi patterns section to my website and also a loom knitting section as well.

    TracyAnn from www.crochethappy.com and http://asktracyann.crochethappy.com

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  32. BTW I posted about your giveaway on my facebook and google+

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  33. One of my resolutions is to spend more time crocheting this year - specifically stocking up gifts to give as needed.
    I would love to win the yarn! Thank you for entering me. I am a follower.

    Blessings - Julie

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  34. Hi, Amanda! I'm happy that I've found your interesting blog!
    First congratulation for your many posts, I'll read these back soon.
    I'm your follower and I've tried to connect with you on Google too.
    My resolution for next year? I would like to find an other workplace and I would like to learn knit socks.
    At last I've wrote about your giveaway on my blog.
    I would like to win these wonderful yarns, 'cos there are very expensive in Hungary.
    Hugs Judit

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  35. Hello Amanda!! I have been wanting to get this book forever. I checked it out at the library and fell in love...but alas I have not broke down and purchased it for myself yet.

    My resolution for next year...More time crafting...Less time online...Wish me luck!!

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  36. Posted a link on the blog for you giveaway at: http://melsdaisypatch.blogspot.com/2012/12/great-giveaway.html

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  37. What a lovely giveaway. I have that book and it is marvellous, well written and the instructions for the motifs are easy to follow. I don't normally do resolutions but this year (next weekend) I am moving into a new house and my resolution is to start a vegetable garden.
    xXx Helen

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  38. Thanks for the option! Now it's the yarn for me .. You are very kind indeed :)

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  39. Please count me in for the yarn ! Thanks for the additional giveaway. I have definitely a chance now to enter :)

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  40. Hello Amanda :o)
    I hope you had a wonderful Christmas.
    Ooooh how exciting! please pop my name in the hat for that fabulous looking book.
    wishing you a joyous new year!
    love jooles

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  41. Guess I'm one of the last people to not own the book! =) I'd love to be added in the drawing for that.

    No New Year's resolutions this year. I have a bad track record! =)

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  42. What a lovely give away I would love to be added for book drawing. As my confidence in my ability to crochet grows so should my ability to make new things. My new years resolution? hmm I usually don't make one but this year I would like to take more pics for my blog and blog more and correctly.I also included a link at my blog here.




    http://inconsistantly.blogspot.com/

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  43. Fantastic! Congrats on your 100th post. I don't do New Year's resolutions, they are too transient for me. But I have resolved this year to complete one complicated large crochet project for myself. I have picked an afghan stitch blanket with a butterfly worked into it. Good luck in 2013!

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  44. Mel's Daisy Patch sent me on over and I am glad I came! I am lucky number 151 on your list of followers via google friend connect.

    I would love the yarn.

    My new year's resolution is to lose 15 pounds because my doctor says I need to in order to get pregnant. My DH and I really want to have kids in 2013 so I will do whatever is necessary to make that happen!

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  45. What a lovely giveaway Amanda and I dont have this book so count me in :o) Yahoo!! One of my new years ressies is to decorate the house as it has been somewhat wrecked by the builders...daunting but do-able (maybe...with a little help!) Hope you have had a fabulous Christmas and have a wonderful NY too...lots of love xxx

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  46. What a great giveaway, I would love to win the yarn. My New Years resolution is to lose 80 pounds. I also plan on walking 30 min a day on my treadmill (enough of it being a clothes hanger).

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  47. Oh Amanda, how generous of you and what a lovely way to ring in the New Year.....if I was so lucky to win I would go for the yarn as I already have the book, thank you, thank you, thank you. Hope your early days back at work are not too busy.
    xx Sandi

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  48. What a lovely giveaway Amanda... I have been wanting this book all year, but have not found it! Now that would be lovely to win it :) Thanks for doing such a nice giveaway right when the year begins. As for my resolution this year it's to exercise, doing my yoga preferably, and not have more than 3 projects on my needles... So I can enjoy each one more fully. Thanks again ( and ill post a link to your giveaway omy log tomorrow).

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  49. Hi Amanda - thanks so much for joining us. I was so proud at how keen my children were to do this. XXX

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  50. Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year to you and your family. I would love to win this book. I'm always looking to improve my crochet skills! My main new year resolution is to only use cruelty-free products that have not been tested on animals and carry the leaping bunny logo. Maggie xx

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  51. Hi, I just came across your site and what a lovely site it is! The book looks like awesome fun! My New Year's resolution is try to be a more positive person this year, in the field that I work in it is so easy to get so down and bitter and I don't like the person that makes me. So yes, more positive. Happy New Year to you!

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    1. hello Pixie
      Thank you for visiting my blog and following. Could you send me a link to your blog please so I can pop in and visit too. You are now entered in the giveaway.

      keep well

      Amanda :-)

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  52. Hi, Amanda, the translater was activated!:o)
    Jucus

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  53. What a lovely idea Amanda. I would be grateful to win either of your giveaways. The book looks so interesting and I love the colours of the yarn. My resolution last year was to learn to crochet and I've made a start. This year I want to enter Stocki's great blanket challenge. I so envied those who were able to do it last year. I would also like to be able to expand the things I can actually make. Hope your New Year will be full of health and happiness. Joan

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  54. Count me in the bowl for this lovely giveaway! I would love to win the yarn and turn them in to socks :-) One of my resolutions this year is to sit and read the lord of the rings as I have heard they are a challenge to read and I like a challenge. I am now your newest follower too :-) Happy new year!

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    1. Hello Faith
      Thanks for visiting my blog and for following. I have now entered you for the giveaway and am popping in to visit your blog too.

      Amanda :-)

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  55. Hi again Amanda, Just to let you know I've linked you in my latest post here:
    http://prettyflowersinthewindow.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/fabric-scrap-sorting-again-giveaway-and.html
    I'd love to win the book but the yarn would be lovely too. Thanks for this giveaway. Maggie xx

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  56. Hi Amanda! Thanks for giving the beautiful yarns as the giveaway. My resolution is to master the FMQ skill and to lose some weight :)

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  57. Hi Amanda, I have done a link to your post on my blog and also my facebook page ..... and guess what .... it's my 100th post today!!!!!!!!!!!! I will do a givaway when I reach 100 followers though to celebrate (21 off!). xxx

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  58. I would be delighted with either giveaway! I love a surprise!

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  59. Lovely giveaway, please count me in! Resolution for the new year would be to be more organized so I can get more done!!! I already am but I think I could be better. Happy New Year to you, xoRobin❤
    Thank you for visiting my Blog : )

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  60. Hello Amanda. Lovely giveaway. I'd love the book. My resolution is to live life to the full. My daughter lost a friend on boxing day and it makes you realise how precious life is. Wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year. Ali x

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  61. Congratulations on your 100th+ post! What a lovely giveaway. Will pop over to Linda's blog to see her crochet blocks. Happy New Year!!! : -)

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  62. Hello!
    Super giveaway...
    Resolutions?
    One is to try and just be in the moment and enjoy every bit of it, instead of planning and making lists and missing the magic that is now!
    I will put the pic with a link on my blog ASAP
    Happy new year Amanda,
    D x

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  63. I think i have now joined/followed you! As for my new years resolution: (1 of many) to keep my resolutions for longer than i did last year! One being lose a stone and be healthy!

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  64. Hello, Amanda,
    I just wanted to wish you and those you hold dear to you a 'Truly wonderful 2013'!
    ~ and thank you for your blogging friendship!
    Lets hope the new year is a kind one for us all! hehe.
    Could you enter me too, please and thank you!
    With kind thoughts, Mariax

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  65. happy new year Amanda!!!! i wish you all the best!!!
    this is a super giveaway....hope im lucky enough...
    my no1 resolution for 2013 is to be a good mum...we're expecting our first baby and im full of worries about it...

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  66. Hi Amanda
    Firstly can I say a big thank you for all your lovely comments on my blog in 2012, each and every one is read and appreciated. Secondly, a very blessed and happy New Year to you and yours for 2013 and thirdly WOW what a brilliant give away. Please could you enter my name in the bowl for the book. One I have always seen but don't have, thank you. I'm not very good at resolutions in the new year but one of my goals is to knit something a little more intricate ie lacy and secondly to do some more yarn bombing! Hopefully a crocheted bombed piece this time :o) xox Penelope

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  67. Congratulations! I'm a follower (susand1408 crochet addict) and my news year resolution is to make none and not to put pressure on myself :-).

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  68. Hi Amanda

    Just popped by to wish you a very happy new year.
    I hope it will be a good one for you and your family.

    Your giveaway is great.

    My new year resolution is to lose some weight as I have a BIG birthday
    coming this year and would like to look better than I do now!

    x

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  69. Hi Amanda
    Sorry but I'm not sure where to sign up as a follower, is it the email follwer link in your left hand side bar? xP

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  70. Hello Amanda,
    Your giveaway image and link to your blog are posted on my blog for many days now but I had forgotten to tell you !!!

    On this occasion, I wish you a very happy new year, full of joy and good health for you and all your family !

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  71. Hi Amanda,
    I would love to enter your giveaway, please? One of my resolutions is to sort out the many boxes of things we have in the loft since we moved to this house. Get rid of things we don't need or use is liberating and I am really looking forward to do it as soon as my little one's bday weekend is over. :D
    Wishing you a very Happy New Year!
    xx

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  72. What a plonker I am I didn't look on the right hand side Amanda as I was using my daughter's netbook which has a small screen and so I didn't scroll to the right! All done now :o) x

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    1. Ha! Ha! Ha! ...its ages since I've heard the expression...what a plonker!!! The same happens to me when I use my netbook the webpages are too big for the screen.

      A xx

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  73. Hi Amanda, happy 100th + posts. Oh what a lovely giveaway, I would very much like to join in please and my preference would be the book as I don't have that many crochet books. Wow, resolutions, you know my best resolution is to stick to not making resolutions but I tend to think of something new to do rather than a resolution and this year it is to play the ukulele. I'm off to a slow start but I'll stick with it!
    All the best, x

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  74. Hi Amanda, I've just become your newest follower and would love to be entered into your fab giveaway, the yarn looks gorgeous, but I would love the book more, so please pop my name in the bowl for the book!

    I'm not going to commit to anything too stressful for 2013, however I'm determined to do somereading this year, as ashamedly I just don't read at all....now to find the time!

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  75. A great giveaway Amanda:) Congratulations on your 100th post. I would love to be entered because I don't have that particular book! One of my new years resolutions...to take more photos of my loved ones, places I visit, yarn....! I have a good camera phone now so I have no excuse ;) have a great night tomorrow with your family and I hope the Reyes bring you lots of lovely gifts. Elisabeth xx

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  76. Great giveaway! Congrats on your 100th post! My New Years resolution is to take it one day at a time and enjoy each one.

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    1. Not a bad resolution at all
      Thanks for visiting my blog

      keep well

      A

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  77. Hi Just found your blog via Mary Jane's Tea room and would love the opportunity to be put in the draw for the stash yarn. I have set myself a couple of new years resolution and they are nearly all around knitting one of them as I have stated to Susan is to join the local knitting group which meets every Saturday afternoon as this is the first Saturday of the year here I go just need to pluck up the courage.

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    1. Hi there
      Thank you for visiting my blog and would be delighted to add your entry to my giveaway. Just one tiny thing that you have missed ...following my blog.

      keep well

      Amanda :-)

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  79. Hi, I have knitted Candy and love all the others. If I am lucky to win would love the yarn. My resoulution is to finish lots of UFO's befor anything new is started. happy New Year Ann

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I love to receive your comments and I read all of them. Unfortunately real life does get in the way sometimes, so as much as I would like to I cannot always reply to every comment, however I do my very best to keep in touch.

Amanda :-)

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