For those of you out there who don’t have a blog, I have some news for you — comments are the gold of blogland. About a week ago I got a very nice comment from Kristin Nicholas on the post about Tristan’s birthday sweater. Does her name seem familiar to you? Maybe that’s because she’s the one who designed the sweater. Yes, she’s famous — at least among knitters — and she commented on my blog on something she designed. And boy is she nice. So, anyway, I was super excited about this and it reminded me how great you guys are for commenting. Otherwise, I might suspect that no one is reading this thing.

Enough blabbering though and on to my point. All of this got me thinking that I need to thank you for taking the time to stop by and say hi — it is the season for gifts after all. So here’s the deal, I promise to post everyday this week and each time you make a comment I’ll put your name in a hat. Then, next Sunday we’ll draw some names for some thank-you-for-commenting gifts. Gifts may include, homemade jam, notecards with some of our photographs, and maybe even a holly hat. I don’t know how many gifts there will be but I do know, the more you comment, the more times your name will be entered. So get typing….


9 Responses to “Comments”

  1. 1 Alissa December 11, 2006 at 9:29 am

    Love, love, love the holly hat! I just found your blog and missed out on how to make them. Any chance I’ll be able to find a pattern somewhere? It would look so cute on my granddaughter – she loves hats of all kinds! Thanks for the blog!

  2. 2 Gretchen December 11, 2006 at 10:13 am

    I agree–the holly hat is adorable!

    I have saved your winter chowder recipe to make–it looks and sounds wonderful and my 4 year old and I are in a soup making thing lately. I posted last week about our adventure in making french onion soup. Mmm.

  3. 3 Rebecca December 11, 2006 at 10:49 am

    Well, thank YOU for commenting on my blog all the time! How very neat that the designer of that sweater ended up on your blog! I wonder if she googled the pattern name or something?

    I’m saddened too by the story of the missing Dad family. What a sacrifice he made for the well-being of his family. It really hit me because I live up here in the mountains and now how easy it is to get stuck in the snow in a snowstorm. We try to be prepared by what we pack in the back of our car but it always concerns me that there are so many dead cell phone spots!

  4. 4 Kelly December 11, 2006 at 11:34 am

    How sweet of you. The holly hat is adorable. I love all the little hats lined up at the right – if I could knit, would definitely make one of those. Cheers.

  5. 5 laura December 11, 2006 at 12:10 pm

    hoo-boy. i want homemade jam! hee hee.

    actually, thanks to YOU for your comments on my blog, too. comments ARE the gold of blogland. 🙂

  6. 6 Alicia A. December 11, 2006 at 12:26 pm

    Oh, honey. You’re gonna hear from me every day…

  7. 7 sUsAn December 11, 2006 at 12:59 pm

    How cool to have Kristin comment!!! I had an author of a book I had blogged about leave a comment once – very exciting!

  8. 8 martha December 11, 2006 at 1:29 pm

    sneaky way to get comments:) but it worked! can we comment more than once a day?!? 🙂

  9. 9 Heather T. December 11, 2006 at 1:37 pm

    I’m a new fan of your lovely blog and I think it is wonderful of you to have this little contest! Very sweet!

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