Tuesday, October 12, 2010

5th blogoversary giveaway & taking a break....

..... from blogging & groups!

After posting my update this afternoon i went and look back on my first ever post here on this blog and to my surprise it is my blogoversary TODAY!!. I thought it is tomorrow the i glad i've completed all the ornaments yesterday which i had planned as my giveaway. so only to take pictures of them all this afternoon.

In celebration of my 5 year BLOGGERVERSARY I would like to offer these five ornaments, thus there be five winners. The giveaway is open to absolutely anyone, please simply leave a comment on this post only. I will pick the winners at the end of this month(31st oct.)

Regal Red Christmas flatfold
Milady's Needle design
JCS magazine 2010
32ct linen
variegated DMC 115

Happy Skater ornament
Little House Needleworks design
JCS magazine 2010
32ct Belfast dirty linen
DMC threads

Christmas 2010 pinkeep
Glory Bee design
JCS magazine 2010
32ct linen
DMC threads

December needleroll
Birthstone & flower samplers
From a booklet of The World of Cross Stitching
(no designers was given)
Stitched on 28ct white evenweave
DMC threads

Sing Noel Ornament
Primrose Needleworks
The Gift of Stitching Magazine, December 2008
32ct linen
DMC threads

Going to be taking a break from blogging and the yahoo groups for a while, i don’t know for how long. Hubby will be coming home on thursday so everything will be out here including the last 2 computers. Hubby have a laptop but with the 4 of us it will be very limited time for each. We were really spoiled having each one, the kids are getting use to it now but i sure miss visiting all your blogs and the groups, not to forget facebook!
Thank you all so much for visiting and for taking the time to leave me a comment. Best wishes to all!


Annette said...

Congratiolations Mylene,

I so love your blog and all the pieces you make... I hope to enjoy more and more of it when you life is getting rustiger...

I love DH and the kids.
WE will miss you, but take your time...

Julianne said...


COngratulations on Five years!

I really enjoyed the pictures of the children in your last post. It was fun to see how much they have grown up.

All of your ornaments are lovely. God Bless You my friend :)

Lisa said...

Happy Blogoversary Mylene!
I'd love to enter your giveaway if that is ok please.
Hope you will be back blogging soon.

Sue said...

Mylene, I will certainly miss your cheery posts!!!! My goodness, a couple of months. Hopefully, the time will go by quickly.

All of your flatfolds, ornaments and needleroll are just beautiful!


Sue said...

Congratulations on your five-year blogaversary!!!!

Deborah said...

Congrats on your 5 year blogaversary! All the ornaments are just beautiful.

Ulla said...

Congratulations on your five years blogging! Beautiful ornaments!!

needlesandpins said...

Congratulations on your bloganversary. 5 years its defenately a long time.
I wish you a pleasant time with your family and hope you will come back to blogland soon.
Thanks for to wonderful give away.

Deb said...

I'd love to be entered into your giveaway. Congratulations on five years of blogging! That's absolutely incredible.

I've been a bad blogger myself the past couple months - sometimes you just have to take a break from blogging to catch up with other things.

Hope you have a wonderful time with you family and are back to blogging soon!

Meari said...

We'll miss you! Happy Blogversary. :) Of course include me in the drawing! Good luck to all who enter.

Edit said...

5 years of blogging! Congratulations for your blogoversary Mylene! I have discovered the world of cross stitch not that long ago, but I am very very glad that I have found yours!!!

The ornaments are all very beautiful, I would be the most happy if I would be the lucky winner of any of them :)

I hope we will have you back soon, I will sure miss seeing all your beautiful stitches. But with only one computer you will have more time for stitching and when you come back, you will have loads of beautiful things to show us :)

All the best to you and good luck with the works.

Anonymous said...

Congrats Mylene
What a wonderful 5 years and these ornaments are beautiful

Anonymous said...

congratulations Mylene, 5 years is quite a milestone in blogging years
I would love to enter into your giveaway, the ornaments you have made are absolutely gorgeous
Have a wonderful time with your family and look forward to your return to blogland
take care x

Lula said...

My goodness you are generous! 5 GORGEOUS pieces there. Congratulations on 5 years of blogging and I hope you don't stay away too long.

Please only include me if you are happy posting to UK

Shari said...

wow Mylene!!!! Happy Blogoversary!!! FIVE MORE GORGEOUS FINISHES!!!! Your finishing skills are wonderful!!!! COngrats!!!

Sunshine said...

Happy Blogoversary Mylene!The Ornaments are Beautiful. Well done my friend!
You will be dearly missed while you're gone. I look forward to seeing pics of your renovation.
Please include me in your drawing.
Happy Stitching!!!!

Lesleyanne said...

Happy Blogoversary. Five years wow. Please enter me in your draw. I would love to win one of your beautiful ornaments. Hope you will soon be back blogging but enjoy your break.

Cristina said...

Congratulations on this 5th anniversary and may you have pleasure in blogging for many more years.

Your ornaments are very beautiful.

Ranae said...

Mylene!! Congrats! dear on 5 years and many many more.
Your pieces are so beautiful. Please enter me

Terry said...

Happy 5th!

All your stitching is lovely as always. Enjoy your time with the family and hubby while he's on leave.

Look forward to seeing more of your stitching when you get back from your "break".

~ Stitchin Sweet Sue ~ said...

Congrats on your 5th! Beautiful finishes as always. Wishing you well on your adventure:) xoxo

Hazel said...

Congrats on your blogoversary! Great news that hubby will be home. I'd love to win one of your gorgeous ornies. xx

Jackie said...

Enjoy your precious time with your husband!

Happy Blogiversary! 5 years is a really long time. I'm glad that I happened upon your blog and have gotten to know you.

Melissa said...

So happy for you that your husband is coming home! That's wonderful!

Congratulations on your blogiversary. Hope you'll be back blogging soon.

Heather said...

Congratulations on you blogoversary Mylene.

What wonderful gifts you are giving away.

Enjoy your break, can't wait to see what you've stitched when you return.

Ellen said...

Happy Blogoversary! Love your beautiful ornaments!

Enjoy your break!


Lizy said...

Congratulations on blog!!! Hope to see you soon. Nice finishes and please enter me in your giveaway!!!

Lisa V said...

Happy blogoversary Mylene!
I would love to be entered in the draw to win one of those lovelies.

Teresa said...

Mylene, your finishing is just spectacular...would be honored to display one of your pieces....please enter me in the drawing.

Lynette said...

I would love to be included in the draw for your giveaway Mylene. I will really miss your blog while you are away. It's always full of lovely stitching. I hope everything goes well with your house and that you will be back soon.

cowgirlfromhanna said...

Your ornaments are all fabulous Mylene! I only wish we were closer so you could give me some finishing lessons!!!

Barbara said...

Congratulations, Mylene! That's quite a milestone in blogging!

Take care during your blogging break and don't forget about us. :)

CalamityJr said...

We're going to miss you! All the ornaments are beautiful, but the music note Noel is especially meaningful as my daughter has been involved in music since she was 4 years old and is now working on her doctorate in music education. If I'm not the lucky winner, I just may have to make that one myself! Take care. I look forward to your return!

Loraine said...

You are so sweet to have such a generous giveaway! Congrats on five wonderful years. I feel so blessed to know you!
Have a great time with your hubby!

Anonymous said...

We will miss you!

Glad your hubby will be home. Enjoy your time together.

Vicky L said...

You will be miss! Your blog is fabulous! Congrats on your 5th blogiversary. Your stitching is so beautiful. Please enter me in your giveaway.

Enjoy your time with your husband and kids

Lindsay said...

Happy Blogaversary. Please enter me in your draw.

I'll miss your posts, make the most of your break and come back with lots of finishes to share

Olenka's Stitches said...

Dear Mylene,
Congratulations on your 5-th Bloganversary! You've built a wonderful blog which inspires us all.
Take your time but I will sure miss you. Hugs,

mbroider said...

Congratulations on your blogoversary!! I am sorry we will not see enough of you though. Will miss you Mylene. Come back soon, okay:)

Cole said...

Congratulations on five years!! Enjoy your time away & recharge with your family :)

Patty C. said...

I would love to be included in your Giveaway - Such lovely ornaments

We will miss you when you are gone (But will be here when you come back ;)

Take Care

Christine said...

Happy Blogoversary Mylene.
Hope you aren't away for too long, we'll miss you!

Kryx said...

Mylene, happy blogoversary. It is 5 years. :) Very good. I love your blog, so I wish you 10x 5 years too. :)

Vinniey said...

I'll miss you, Mylene. Happy Blogoversary! Love all your beautiful ornaments.

Veronika said...

I1m so sorry, I1ll miss you very much Mylene!!!
Happy blogoversary and best wishes for you and your family!

Conny said...

Congratulations Mylene! 5 years is a long time. Enjoy your time with your hubby and kids.
Love to win one of your ornies, which are always beautiful.

Barb said...

I was sorry to hear you will be missing for a while, but take care of you and yours and when you come back we will be awaiting a mammoth post lol.
Congratulations on your 5 years and all that stitching you have done, the many raks you have given and just all the joy you have brought to your blogging friends.
Please may I enter your giveaway .
Hugs n stuff.

Evchen said...

Hi, Mylene - just heard from your Giveaway - and I'm here...*lol* to hopefully join the list of exspectators...
Wow - 5 years of blogging, congrats to you, your talent and your generosity to show and share all these beautiful things you have made.
I'm sorry to hear from your pausing for a while, but in the end I'm sure you'll be back with a lot of fabulous surprises to your fans!!!

Stay healthy and busy and I'm looking forward to seeing you here on your blog not too far in the future.

Evchen from Germany

stitcheranon said...

Congratulations! Lovely ornies as always. Enjoy your time with hubby and I look forward to seeing what you made in your 'time off'.xxx

Sally said...

Enjoy your break Mylene.

Congratulations on your 5th blogoversary! Your ornaments are gorgeous and I would love to be in with a chance to win one of them please :) Thank you.

Julie said...

Happy 5th blogoversary Mylene

Enjoy your time with DH at home, you'll be missed Mylene.

D@isy said...

Congratulations on your 5th blogoversary, please add my name to the draw ..

I love all the gifts ..


Lisa S said...

Congratulations on your 5 year blogoversary!!
I will definitely miss reading your blog and seeing your gorgeous finishes.
Love all of your ornaments and would be happy to win anyone of them!

I hope all goes well with your renovations :)

Bev C said...

Hello Mylene,

Well done and congrats on 5 years of blogging, happy to be reading your blog for a while now. Don't worry about including me in this giveaway. I have your special sunflower fob.
Enjoy your break,spend some time doing something for yourself.
Happy days.

Mouse said...

Hi Mylene would love to be included in the give away as you do the most lovely work :) Good luck with all the renovations and hope to see you back up and blogging soon :) love mouse

Anonymous said...

I love your blog I will miss you but I love your stitching please add my name to your ornament drawing thanks Donna

bianca said...

Five years! A long blogging time!Congratulations.
Your stitch-projects are very beautiful. Great!
Have a nice day.

Joanita said...

Congratulations on your 5 year blogoversary! =)

Love all of your ornaments!

Joanie R. said...

Congrats on your Blogoversary!!!

I would love to win any of your wonderful ornaments.

Joanie R.

sandra said...

we will miss you, hope you get back to us soon. your stitching is beautiful as i know only too well with the scissor keep you sent me.


Anonymous said...

Happy Blogversary!!!!! Your ornaments are beautiful. Take care & enjoy the time with your DH & family & we will see you when you get back.
Betty in AZ (ILCS)

Stephanie said...

Congratulations on your 5 year blogoversary! I so enjoy reading your blog, seeing your beautiful stitching, and reading about the neat vacations and trips your family takes. Enjoy the time with your husband and family. Hope you return rested and refreshed.

Rebecca said...

Mylene, I do no envy you the work of the renovation but the results will be worth it. So here is hoping you get exactly what you want in the renovation. Your stitching in wonderful. Come back as soon as you can, you will be missed
Rebecca in Dallas

Carol said...

I hope you won't be gone too long, Mylene--I'll miss you :)

What beautiful ornaments you are offering in your giveaway...I will pass on this one as I was just lucky enough to win one of your little sunflower fobs, though. Happy 5th blogoversary!!

Kathy said...

Wow. Five years! Holy Cow it doesn't seem like that long agao does it? :) Huge bloaversary congratulations to you. I would be honored to be included in your giveaway.

Enjoy your break from the computer. Spend time with the family and don't worry for we will be here when you get back.

Take care.
and Rory too

EvalinaMaria said...

Congrats on the 5th blogoversary!!! I hope your "vacation" will not be to long one... (we'll see how much addicted to blogging you are and how long you can stay away from it...)
I would love to be included in your giveaway and good luck to all participants.

Bridgidk said...

Doesn't feel like 5 years does it?
Time goes soooo fast. Keep up the good work!!! I love seeing all your beautiful pieces!!!!

Kay said...

Wow, 5 years that is something! The ornaments are all so very beautiful! Puts me in a Christmas mood! Sounds like things are going to be busy and hectic your way for some time, I hope it all goes well for you.

Cath said...

Happy five years .
I'd love to enter your giveaway please , that flat fold is just gorgeous .
Hope you get back to blogging soon. Take care . XXX

♥ Nia said...

Beautiful pieces!! :)

Congratulations on your blogversary :D Please, count me in for the giveaway ;) *I'm crossing my fingers for good lick*

I hope you'll be back soon =)

Anonymous said...

Hi Mylene,
Congratulations on your 5 years! That is a lot of work + family = decorations that yu do & all the gorgeous pics +++++.
I love to see you a & your family on on your blog. Congratulations again, Suzanne (from Canada)

Kimberly R. said...

Happy 5 years!!
I'd love a chance to enter - your ornaments are beautiful :)
Thank you!
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

Katri said...

Wow, again some truly lovely ornaments! Congratulations on your 5 years in the blogging world!

Enjoy your brake from the internet world!

Jackie said...

Happy Blogging Anniversary. Thanks for bring joy for sharing with us all those lovely hand-stitched crafts and updates on friends and family.

Have fun and enjoy the get-together moment with your hubby and the kiddos.

Dont forget to come bakc, we will be good girls....:) right here waiting for your return with lots of pics.

See ya.

Minet said...

Happy blogoversary Mylene. The ornaments are lovely. Hope you will be back soon. Enjoy your break and have a good time with your hubby and children.

Stitching@HLR said...

Happy birthday to your blog!!!

Hope you'll be back soon. I enjoy reading you ;o)

Love the ornaments too! Will you please count me in for your wonderful giveaway?

Take care.


glenda said...

Happy Anniversary!

I love those prizes!

We will miss you, Mylene :)

Melody said...

Happy blogoversary! Your ornaments are just beautiful. You do such nice finishes. Thanks for sharing with all of us.

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Mylene
Congratulations on your blogiversary. Wow 5 years.
I would love to enter your amazing giveaway. I hope you enjoy your blogging break. I will miss you ;(

DJ said...

I will miss your blog, Mylene! I hope the renovations go smoothly and I look forward to the time you come back and update your blog with all your stitching! I would love to be entered in your giveaway! Thank you! *Hgus*

Cynthia said...

Please enter me in your giveaway. ! I just had my 5 year a few months ago also. Good luck on your house remodeling. I can't believe you are giving all these beautiful ornaments away!! You have so many beautiful projects.
Good Luck to all of us to win these great goodies...

Maggie said...

Congraulations on your 5 years of blogging Mylene!

Good luck with the house renovations!

I would love to be entered in your give away, your finishes are so lovely :-)

Lilian Pilar said...

Feliz merecido ....

Miss Yaya said...

Great drawing, greeting spor your fifth anniversary.
I would like to participate.
Thanks for the chance

Deborah said...

Sorry to see you leave!! Hope you are back real soon!!
Would love to enter your giveaway.
Thank you!!


Linda said...

I'll miss you and your wonderful finishes, but have a nice break from the world. Hope the house turns out good (and fast) and you have some pictures for us.
See you when you return.
Linda in TX

Quiltsmiles said...

With your husband at sea, I really do wish you the best of luck with the home renovations. Your finishes always look so wonderful that I would love to win one. Jane

trillium said...

The ornament finishes are all very nice. Congratulations on your blogoversary! Please enter me in the giveaway.

trilliumcreates AT gmail DOT com

Sarah Lindfield said...

Wow what a give away Mylene, you finishes are always so gorgeous. It is so generous a give away and I would love to be entered in to it please.

We all have to take time out from time to time and you must not feel back, home and hubby and kids come first, we will alll be here when you return.

Take care and thank you so much xxxxx

Tama said...

Please enter me too - hope you have more time soon, I'll miss your lovely stitching :D

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Happy Blogiversary!
All your ornaments are so pretty, and your finishing is fantastic! I would be delighted to win one of these beauties!

Sometimes we have to take a break...I understand, but will be looking forward to your return!

Elaine said...

Congratulations Mylene!
I would love to enter your give-away for one of your beautiful ornaments.

Irene said...

Congratulations on 5 years. I love reading your blog and seeing all your wonderful stitching. I would be more than thrilled to win one of these lovely pieces.

linen and floss said...

Congratulations on 5 years Mylene wow. Your finishing is amazing and you stitching is beautiful x x

Pike said...

So cute, all of them! Please enter me!

I wish you a happy blogoversary and happy time with the hubby!

Pirjo from Finland

Katrien said...

Congrats on your 5 years of blogging. Those ornaments are gorgeous. Please enter me in the give-away

pat said...

Congratulations Mylene and thank you for candyblog

Siobhan said...

Congratulations on five years, Mylene!! Your giveaway pieces are all wonderful.

I'm behind on blog commenting as usual, so I didn't get a chance to tell you on your previous post just how gorgeous your kids are! Your daughter is stunning. Love the stitching, too!

Hajni said...

I'd like to attend too... thank you for the opportunity!

Margaret said...

Happy Blogaversary Mylene. Your giveaway gifts are stunning. Although I would love to win one of them it wouldn't be fair as I recently won one of your wonderful gifts. Good luck to everyone out there. Mylene does beautiful stitching and finishing.

Mylene - good luck to you and your family with the renovations.

Anonymous said...

Hallo Mylene,
Zou graag mee willen doen met je give-away, maar zag dat al meer dan 100 mensen hieraan meedoen. Goed zeg, maar zal wel weinig kans maken.
Hoop dat de verbouwing een beetje meevalt en dat het niet te koud is in de vakantiewoning.
Heel veel sterkte de komende weken veel succes.
Fernanda, Oman

LindaMc said...

Hi, Mylene. Your stitching is as beautiful and your generosity as generous as ever. It's good to take time off to be with family and friends. I hope you really enjoy such a precious time.

Kat said...

Enjoy some well deserved time off! And thanks for the giveaway - the ornaments are beautiful!


Rena said...

congratulations on 5 years blogging , it`s a long time.
These ornaments are just beautiful, love them.
Please excuse my belated visit, we returned on saturday from our holidays.
Hope you will soon be back, I `ll miss your lovely stitching

Please include me in your drawing

Enjoy your break
Best wishes for you

Suzanne said...

Happy 5th!
Will miss visiting you & your cheery wonderful blog, Hope to see you back soon.
Suzanne (Canada)

Sharon said...

Happy Blog Anniversary! Hope you will be back soon.

FIONA said...

Wow - 5 years - well done! Happy anniversary of blogging! Please include me in your giveaway - your decorations are gorgeous!!

Doris said...

happy blogoversay :D
and have a great and fun time.

Carin said...

Gefeliciteerd met je 5 jaar blogging !!! Ik doe graag mee aan je give away ... wie wil er nu niet een echte Mylene hebben staan/hangen !!!

too_busy_to_stitch said...

Congratulations! Five years is a long time - I always love your blog. I'd love to be entered in your wonderful giveaway. viv x

Kelly said...

I will miss reading your blog Mylene!
Happy blogversary and please include me in your drawing!
Come back soon!

arlette said...

I'm jumping on my C-H-A-I-R, I'd love to win one of your cute ornamentes!!!!!!!!!!!!, please enter me in the drawing and pick meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee, they're adorable!!!!

Kathy said...

Happy Blogoversary. I know I;m a little late at this posting but things have been pretty busy around here too. It is nice ot see you posting. I would be honored to win one of your giveaway ornaments.

Hope all is well.
and Rory too

Lillie said...

Happy Blogiversary!! Wow! 5 amazing years....Yes! yes! please have my name in the draw, how could I resists.


Karan said...

Belated Happy Blogoversary. Beautiful finishes again Mylene. :0)