Saturday, January 2, 2010

A New Year Give Away!!!

I, too, am going to do a give away!!! I want blog comments!!! And Flickr Photo Comments!! Yep, I am becoming a comment junkie and I want to encourage MORE!!!! And how do we do that??? By giving something away to those that comment.



So how do we play?

Each time someone leaves a comment on my blog or on my Flickr page (today), January 2 through January 31, I will add their name to a drawing to conclude at the end of my trip to Africa, (Drawing winners announced on Feb 5th) right here on the blog.

The Prizes? There will be more than one, and they are yet to be determined, since they are or will be something I bring home from Africa…. And I am not done with the adventure, but my visits around Africa will consider these as purchases… Maybe a basket, or a painting, a carved stone or wooden animal, fabric or a mask or Salad fork and spoon, or a purse… or who knows…. coming over I was 15 pounds light… so I have lots of room in my luggage to take things home!!!

Of course I am hoping for only positive comments, or at the least constructive criticism. If you are posting as anonymous or your email is not linked to your comment, be sure to leave an email address so I can notify you.



On Flickr  -it will work the same, but the prize(s) are different. I will offer a print of choice to the winners from my photographs on Flickr… at least 3 winners of prints, (Prints will be printed at a Professional Print lab, NOT Walmart). Sizes will vary from 11x14 (largest), 8x10 to 5x7 (smallest) print sizes… But you have to leave a comment on a favorite photo about why you like it!!! And they don’t have to be photos from Africa, any of my photos will qualify. Just tell me why or what you like about the picture.



And as always- More Later!!!

23 comments:

Karen S said...

yippee! I'm the first! I want that all expense paid trip to SA to visit with you and your DH!

-karen soon to be in SA

SewCalGal said...

Have a fun trip to Africa. Can't wait to see your photos and hear about it.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

arlette said...

Ohhhh, you're so lucky, I wish I can go there..., it's one of my dreams to go there, **sigh**, but maybe a souvenir can help me, lol, one of my uncles went there, 3 years ago, the trip was really expensive, that's why my aunt didn't go, poor her!, he loved the trip and he's always watering our mouths with his adventure there... (grrrr!!!), have fun there and take millions of pics!, we'd like to see them!

Lynda said...

Wow...Africa. How lucky you are. Couldn't believe the beach picture with all the umbrellas so close together. Have fun.

SheilaC said...

My daughter went to South Africa and Nambia while she was in college for 3 weeks. She had SO much fun, I know that you will too.

I would love to see some beautiful hand made necklaces from local artisans made with local materials.

SheilaC

Love 2 Quilt said...

Wish I could go to Africa with you, but I'm afraid I am waaaay over the 15 lbs you were short!!

braysnap@att.net said...

Hi Beth,

Okay - just figured out how to do this! Sent you a note - I'm having a blast with these 4X4's - and those colored pencils. I love the pencil technique so much I ordered a set for myself! Hope all is going well - sounds like you are having the time of your life. Miss you!

Sandy in IL
Love the picture of that wierd little creatue - would make a great quil!1

Sandy in IL

Anonymous said...

Okay, enjoying warm weather and gentle breezes in Africa while we are freezing our ****** at home. Do you think yoiu could bottle and bring back some of that warmth?? Have fun and we look forward to hearing and seeing more of your "adventures". BTW, the grasshopper is beautiful, even if it is deadly.

Sandy in VA

Ethne said...

Heck I'm with Karen - I'd love a trip back to RAS to see what's changed in the 32 odd years since I left as a child of 14, but seriously, having had a 'slide' though your photos, you have stirred up many memories of those 2 years when we lived out there, thanks

isa & marta said...

Que fortuna tienes de poder conocer esa tierra misteriosamente bella.
Incluye mi nombre en tu regalo seguramente sera maravilloso ya que tienes la inspiracion en este continente africano.

john in nc said...

love that grasshopper pic !

john in nc

tubakk said...

Yessss, I'd very much like to win one of your African gifts. Hope you will send one to Norway.

Cheryl said...

Beth love your pictures. If you ever go to local stores, I would love to see a picture of them. Cheryl in WY

Patricia said...

Love the closeup picture of the beautifully colored poisonous milkweed grasshopper. Sure can't beat Mother Nature's color sense.

Patti at ainoko626@gmail.com

Becky said...

Love the grasshopper! Happy 2010! Glad you can be with your hubby to enjoy it together!

Anne Marie - Toronto said...

So are you putting african beads on your 4X4's? I await the great unveil with anticipation. BTW, you sound very happy to be in SA and I love the grasshopper pic as well. Damn, I do need to buy a new camera!!!! - Amri

Anne Marie - Toronto said...

Okay, love the baskets (especially the one with the lid and the one directly under it) and the fabric. Now, I need to go make another CQ. - Amri

Karen S said...

Love all those colors together -- this time of year, I find myself craving those exact colors, in fact!

Sue V. said...

Hey Beth! I finally made it here to your blog. Pushed DH out the door for his trip this morning and now I have a bit more time to *play*....hehehe Miss our road trips...but I have to tell you...THOSE BLUE FABRIC ARE THE BOMB!!! Bring me one of each. Kidding of course...I'm doing a block swap with some gals on an online list and these are MY COLORS. :) Now I need to hit your Flickr album and see this famous grasshopper. Miss you! Have a great trip...(poor Axel! Blaz sends a "ruff ruff")...Sue

Sue V. said...

Me again..your pics are all wonderful. My favs are that mallow flower...it just glows! The grasshopper WAS cool, I liked the beach with all the purple umbrellas and your butterflies. You know how I like rainbows..that one is great too. Of course I couldn't leave without spotting a chicken! :)
Take care! We'll miss you next week at SUGs!
Sue

Anonymous said...

Beth: Can't wait to hear about the drive on the dangerous road. Hope all goes well, want pictures of the view. PLEASE

Cheryl

stichnRN said...

love all the pics here. hohw do we get to your flicker site???? maybe on a post on pickles. i could look there.
of course i have looked at your blog in reverse order. i didn't know you were back in africs. i have really been paying attention, huh??? i always enjoy your blog with your travel journal posts. really makes me want to join you. you have so much fun.
joan godfrey stichnRN@aol.com

Kathy said...

I know I am too late to get in on the giveaway, but I just found your site and I am fascinated. I also live in the Chicago area and quilt. I would love to travel like you do! Anyway, I just wanted to say hi and ask you to drop by my blog if you get a chance.
http://quiltqueen-kathy.blogspot.com