Monday, January 26, 2009

読者プレゼント My Giveaway

さて紐を通して、できあがり8x10cm 小袋が三つ完成しました。実はこれを作ったのにはわけがあります。年が明けてまもなくですが何気なくブログのカウンター数を見たとき、5万9千を越えていて、自分でその数字に驚きました。そして6万回を節目に読者プレゼントをしようと思ったのです。今年はいろいろ60に縁がある年でもあります。昨夜寝ている間に6万回を越えていました。誰がちょうど6万番目だったのでしょう?

I've just completed the pouches. To tell the truth, I started making these when I found the hit number of my blog was counted over 59 thousand. Isn't it suprising there are so many visitors to my humble blog from all over the world? I thought I have to express my thanks for your encouragement. While I was sleeping last night a sixty thousandsth visitor seemed to have slipped here.




しかし、何事であれ長く続けるには、いつも暖かい励ましや見守りという大勢の人からの力が必要です。6万番目の訪問者がたまたま誰かであったとしても、私のクレージーキルトに興味をもって毎回訪れて下さるたくさんの方々がいたからこそ、今までブログも続けてこれました。3年前に始めたとき、最初は日本の中の訪問者は数えるほどでしたが今はかなりの方がいらして下さっています。このブログで紹介してきたような、現在世界で楽しまれているような形のクレージーキルトは、本もありませんし(是非入門書を一冊訳したいと思っているところです)日本ではまだまだ知られていません。少しでも興味をもつ方が増えるのはうれしいことです。この小袋はいらして下さる方々への、ささやかな感謝のしるしとして、プレゼントするつもりで作りました。

Here are three jewelry pouches I've finished. I've made these as small presents for my readers who have supported me, a rather lonely cqer in Japan where CQ is not known well yet. I wish I could make more. But anyway this's my first attepmt of giveaway.




プレゼントの方法ですが、2月3日までにこの投稿にコメントを下さった方たちの中から3名の方に差し上げたいと思っています。2月4日にこのブログで抽選の結果を発表いたします。どうか、今までコメントまでは、と思っていらした方も、奮ってこのブログへのご感想をお寄せ下さい。

Please give me any comment for this post by February 3. Everyone is welcomed. I'll draw three names out of all the comments and let you know who are the winners on the next day, Februay 4.

48 comments:

crazyQstitcher said...

Hideko your jewellery purses are beautiful.
Whoever the winners are, they will be over the moon.

Ati. Norway. said...

The bags are so lovely, you are very generous to give them away!

Liz Schaffner said...

Hideko, your pouches are lovely I would be honored to win one . Please enter my name in the drawing :-)
Liz
P.S. I enjoy your Blog and your work !

Karen South said...

Hideko, I love your pouches. Congratulations on 60,000 visitors. I know I enjoy a daily visit with you!

Thelma said...

Your pouches are beautiful Hideko! I would love to be entered into this giveaway to maybe receive one of these little beauties.

Karrin Hurd said...

Beautiful pouches Hideko, I would love to be in your drawing!

Marci Hainkel said...

The pouches are beautiful, and it would be great to win one. Your blog is on my daily visit list.
Marci

Anonymous said...

Hideko, gorgeous little pouches! I love your blog, and you have such a creative soul. I would love to be in your give-away! Debbie (Maine)
campmoxie@yahoo.com.au

quiltlion said...

Hideko, your pouches are as wonderful as ever. You are one talented lady! Lyn G

Anonymous said...

Oh Hideko! The pouches are soo wonderful, as your work always!
ou inspire me a lot!
Ritva in Finland

indigocarole said...

Hideko, your embroidery is beautiful and I love looking at the photos on flickr for inspiration.

AngelDoll said...

Beautiful work...I would love to be the lucky winner...

Your blog is on my favorite list...you do lovely work, so i keep checking out your ideas....thank you for sharing.

gaylenona said...

They are lovely, and I would be honored to receive one of them.

btrudy said...

Your blog is on my favorite list, I like your works.

shawkl said...

Having so many blog hits is no surprise to me...your work is outstanding! I have only five favorites I follow, your's is the first one I always check. I love your work...keep the inspiration coming!

Anonymous said...

Hello Hideko,

I love your goldwork piece it is gorgeous I bet you are thrilled with it. Your pouches are lovely too, you are very talented. Please put me into your draw.
Natasha

Kim said...

the little bags are soooo cute congrats on so many visitors.

み said...

石田さん、初めまして。
クレイジーキルトに興味があり、いつも拝見しております。
何から取り掛かれば良いのか分からず、見ているだけですが…。
海外のブログ等では、クレイジーキルトをよく見ますが、日本では、あまり見かけませんし、近所に教室等もないようです。
是非、入門書の訳を実現させて下さい。

Candi said...

Hideko, you always have such beautiful work to share that's why so many visitors!:)
hugz:)

Cathy K said...

Hello HIdeko, your work is so beautiful as always. Congratulations on so many visitors. Whoever wins a pouch is very lucky! Hugs, Cathy

wintergreen.3 said...

You should not be surprised at how many people visit your site. Your work is lovely. Gilli in Wisconsin

nancysews said...

I enjoy very much looking at your work. I actually save pics and then view as slideshow for inspiration as I am a visual person. Thanks.

coral-seas said...

Hideko, I'm not at all surprised that 60,000 visitors have come to see your beautiful work.

CA

quiltlion said...

Hideko, I am still ejoying seeing your work!

I have tagged you for the 6 picture meme
http://quiltinglion.blogspot.com/2009/01/6-picture-meme.html
I hope that you have time to join the fun! Lyn G

Ann Flowers said...

Hideko, It was very thoughtful for you to have a giveaway. Each and every one of us I am sure would be honored to receive something you have made. Your work is a example to us all. You a great job with your jewelry pouches. I sincerely hope Crazy quilting will blossom in your area and your work is a fine way to help it do just that.

Rose Anne B said...

Oh yes Hideko, your humble blog? I'm sorry my dear but I check it out every so often as you have such exquisite stitching on your pieces, it just draws me. Thank you for sharing. And yes those pouches are just lovely too! Who knows maybe it'll find it's way to Canada to me. I'd be honoured to receive it!

Anonymous said...

Hideko: So glad you are enjoy success with your blog and your stitching ...at least a thousand of those hits have to be me .. I check often and love to keep up with what you are doing. Congratulations! Marya in CA

Gerry Krueger said...

I always visit just to look at your beautiful seams.....And I would treasure one of your pouches.... Gerry K

gocrazywithme said...

Hideko,
This is my first visit to your blog, but it won't be my last! I admire your stitching and would treasure one of the jewelry bags.

Lorenza said...

The pouches are beautiful like all your work, it's very nice from you to give them away.

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

These bags are lovely HIdeko! Please put my name in the draw! Thank you!
Hugs,
Kerry

Connie said...

I would love to have something that you made - I admire your work so much! Please enter me in the drawing.

Margreet said...

You bags are very nice.

Shari said...

It is not just that your work is so artistic and beautiful that draws us all to it. It is also your craftsmanship. You are an artistic angel looking for a place to land. I love your work and would treasure a small piece of it in my home.

Sandy Mickson said...

As always, Hideko, your work is lovely and as graceous as you are. Sandy Mickson

Bear said...

Hideko
its been such an age since I visited and my oh my how pretty your pouches are and how terrific that you have had so many visitors- your CQ is so beautiful and you my dear friend should be more aware that people love coming here as you make us all so welcome and we enjoy looking at your latest works of art
love n hugs bear xoxoxox

Kathy said...

Hideko,
I admire your beautiful pouches and all your work. Just so you know I have your blog in my google reader so I don't miss anything.:)

craftydiane said...

Your pouches are lovely! You do such beautiful work! I saw some butterflies that were crocheted on some of your work. They are two dimentional. Do you have a pattern for those that you might share? I would love to know how to make them.
Have a Blessed Day,
Diane

Gerry said...

The pouches are so pretty. I would like a chance to win one of them.

Congrats on having so many visitors! That's really quite cool.

morvoren said...

Dear Hideko,
Please may I be entered into the draw for a pouch?
I would be such a very happy woman to recieve anything from your talented hand...so please can i have a go in the draw.
Thank you from Pam UK

Gerry said...

The pouches are so pretty. I would like a chance to win one of them.

Congrats on having so many visitors! That's really quite cool.

Julita said...

Congratulations Hideko. I always enjoy your stitching and hope there will be more to see on your blog :)

ayako said...

6万を超えるヒット数、すごいね&おめでとう!
たくさんのコメント数にもびっくり。
プレゼント欲しさだけではなく(そういう人もいるかな)この機会に何か一言を伝えたくて寄せてくださった方もいっぱいいらっしゃいますね。そしてその蔭にはコメントを書くことに慣れていなくて、やっぱり書けなかった方もたくさんいらっしゃることでしょう。
皆さんのコメントのまたうまいことよ。Ann FlowersさんやShariさんBearさんのコメントなんか、”よっ、そのとおり”と拍手したくなります
これからもがんばって!

勝手に応援団、章子より

Sharon said...

Oh Hideko the pouches ae lovely. I have watched your blog for a long time and your work is so feminine and delicate...just love it...

Hideko Ishida 石田英子 said...

I appreciate your kind comments from all over the world. Your warm words encourage me to keep on this blog. Thanks from the bottom of my heart!!

Hideko Ishida 石田英子 said...

”み”さんとAyakoさん、日本からコメントを下さったお二人に心から感謝です。直接の言葉にまさる励ましはありません。本当にありがとうございました。賞品は当たらなかったけど、こりずにまた来て、こんにちわ、と声をかけて下さいね。英子

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nancysews said...

The pouches are so cute. Your CQ style is very appealing to me a Newbie at CQ. I am actually interested in a pattern for a crocheted butterfly you have in your pics. If possible, would you send me pattern. My email address is nmoreno221@aol.com Thanks in advance.