The ruminations of an artist on art & quilts, beading, knitting, drawing, painting, printmaking, bookmaking are all my passions, I love to explore creating....

Tuesday, January 06, 2009


While I was away over the recent holidaze...I had my 20,000th blog visitor !!! to honor this amazing and momentous milestone, I am sponsoring a give-away ! Yes--I will give away 2 warm hand knit hats ! You will pick which one...I have many hats already knit up--so you will be able to pick from about 6 different colors, sizes, fibers and styles.

This give-away is open until Jan 21st--on Jan 22nd, I will draw the WINNER.

1) you must comment on this post AND in the comments leave me your e-mail or how to contact you if you win--if you do not want to leave your e-mail address in the comment, send it to me at:
aurora at morningstarbooks dot com
but please still comment here. I will not enter you in the drawing if I do not have a way to contact you, so please complete this step to be considered. You must leave your comment by the end of the day on Jan 21st.

2) Optional : if you would like--please link to my blog if you have a blog. Thanks!

Quote for the day: " Knitting is very conducive to thought. It is nice to knit a while, put down the needles, write a while, then take up the sock again." ----Dorothy Day


Leah said...

congrats on your 200,000th visitor, Aurora! That's awesome!!

todayandeveryday said...

Yes, yes!! congratulations!! what a wonderful way to celebrate. I will post a link to my blog so others will get a taste of your knitting beauty and your generous heart!!

EmandaJ said...

Hello Aurora,

Congratulations on your milestone! Your beautiful knit hats are such a treat for the eyes, I hope one of them will be a treat for my head! If I win, please let me know by way of I look forward to hearing from you and reading your New Year posts!


gaylemckay said...

Hi Aurora,
What pretty hats. We actually WEAR hats here in Pennsylvania! It's too cold not to.

Thanks for all you share with us, your readers. I enjoy your blog.


LaY hOoN said...

Congratulation !!
And whoa, such a beautiful giveaway.
I hope I'm lucky enough to win it.

Lay Hoon

Sara Moriarty-delaFuente said...

That is toooooo cooooool!!! Bravo! BTW - how do you know how my people visit your blog? My email address is Thanks!

KathrynAntyr said...

So many visitors! Yowza. What a wonderful giveaway. What fun colors! I could use a hat - we've had a harsh start to winter.

If I'm one of the lucky winters you can reach me at


pamela said...

Wow, 20,000 visitors! That's amazing. Should I win, pamela(dot)farmer(at)gmail(dot)com.

See you soon,

Tarri said...

Wow, 200,000 visitors to your blog is amazing. Congratulations!

Also, your hats are beautiful.


Dia said...

Oh, Aurora, these are lovely! & I'm also a 'hat gal' :) I already have you on my blog roll - congrads on the visitors!! dia . song @ yahoo . com

Anonymous said...

20,000 visitors! We only have 4,000 people in our district! The hats look fabulous, I would be the talk of the town! Cheers, Chris

ajdag said...

Hi,Oh so pretty. Your very kind in this give away. Congratulations on the number of vistors!! Thanks

Dawn said...

Congratulations! What a nice way to celebrate your achievement. The hats are beautiful. I am having trouble deciding which one I would pick if I should win.
Woolgathering: quilter_dawn
Ravelry: quilterdawn

knitcrazybooknut said...

Congratulations, Aurora! My email address is knitcrazybooknut at gmail dot com. I like your blog!


michelle_kay72 said...

I was so happy to stumble upon this link on!! I love to knit and seeing how good others are at it keeps me plugging along. Though my hats are not as 'fancy' (mine are only 1 color so far) I love knitting them... someday I will make cool hats like yours! :)


Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

SUPER, congratulations! I have no idea how many people come to my blogs. I guess the site meters might help with that.

Enter me in your contest if that's OK--you have my email and I think I am already linked to you on no Polar, I'll check and if not, I'll add you.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Yup, yr the first one under blogs I read.

Nadine said...

You can never have too many hats! At least in these parts... Please enter me! :-)

Renee said...

Love your hats!
Congratulations from sub-zero Buffalo, NY!

~ maggie crawford ~ said...

hooray for you
& hopefully hooray for me!!

oh how i love knit hats!!
& the beautiful fly away bird prisma.. very cool!