15 March, 2014

Runners Up and a Giveaway!

Last night was the second day of play in Mitchell's cricket Grand Final. Unfortunately the boys weren't able to make the runs. They did their best while playing against a very unsportsmen like team. At times it got quite nasty but our boys can hold their heads up high. They did not retaliate at anytime and played the game in the way it should be played. One of the opposition was reported for a nasty incident. I've never seen someone be reported in a cricket match before!

As Mitchell's coach said, he would rather have these boys as runners up than the other team who won 
in the way they did.

Congratulations on a great effort boys.  
You should all be very proud of yourselves.

Now I mentioned a giveaway. This post is my 500th one! 
I can't believe I have managed to write that many posts
and you still keep coming back!

The lucky winner of my giveaway will receive A Stitcher's Priority pattern by The Birdhouse, buttons and DMC threads to get you started on the wall hanging.

Just leave me a comment to go into the draw. If you are a follower, leave me another comment for a second chance. The giveaway is open to everyone. My giveaway ends at midnight next Friday (AEST) and I'll announce
the winner on Saturday.

Good luck in the draw!

By the way, do you live in Western Australia? Anthea at Hibiscus Stitches is hoping to arrange a blogger get together for all the WA girls in Perth. Anthea is hoping to arrange a meet up at the Craft and Quilt Fair in May.
Here is the link to find out the details.

43 comments:

barb's creations said...

I'm not surprised that people keep coming back to read your blog time and time again Christine as you do such lovely work and I love hearing about your family and the highjinks your boys get up to lol. Congratulations on reaching 500 posts it's a big milestone for a blogger and may there be many more posts in the future:) Barb.
P.S: I'm also a very happy follower of your blog :)

Cheryll said...

Oh yes please!,!! Count me in too...

Cheryll said...

And of course I follow you... We are ole mates....

Anita : Shabby Quilt said...

Congratulations, I enjoy was you are making.

Anita : Shabby Quilt said...

I am a follower and enjoy it very much.

Maria said...

Congratulation guys for playing a great gentlemanly game...you can be proud of yourselves .

And congratulations Christine on your 500th post. Love to follow you and read what is happening in your life.

Thanks also for thethumbsup for our Perth GTG....

Melody said...

Well done boys for playing like heroes. And well done to you for 500 posts a great milestone. Great giveaway, of course I'd like to enter.

Melody said...

And of course I follow you. You are a star.

Baa. xxx said...

Well done to the boys and Mitchell - they should hold their heads high - their coach is right!. We had that a few times with my daughters netball and then my son's soccer =- quite shocking! Karen

marina said...

happy 500th post!!
well done to the boys for show the true meaning of sportmanship. A hollow victory for the winners that were such bad sports.

retdairyqueen said...

Well your boys were definitely the winners Good on them
Congratulations on 500 posts
Love reading your Blog

retdairyqueen said...

And yes Iam a follower

Susan said...

Congratulations on your 500th post. I love to hear about your crafty happenings as well as family news.......all those boys give us a special connection!
By the sounds of it, I think your sons team were the real winners.

Bev C said...

Hello Christine,

Congratulations on all the news you have posted, love hearing what you and the boys are up to. Sad to hear that the other team didn't play in the proper manner. Thanks for highlighting West Aussie bloggers, I know Anthea will appreciate your support.

Happy days.
Bev.

Simone Harding said...

Happy 500 post. Always a pleasure to reD your blog.

Simone Harding said...

Also I do follow you. How can I not. Just a great blog.

KERYN B said...

Well done on 500 posts and good on the boys for being "true" sportsmen.

Gina E. said...

Congrats on 500 posts! Well, you're doing better than me with your givaaway; when I got to 1000 posts I offered a freebie to the first people who left a comment. Guess what? No comments - cheap shout - ha ha!

shez said...

Glad the boys did well and congrats on 500 xx

shez said...
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shez said...

Hi Christine I am one happy follower.xx

creations.1 said...

Count me in and I am a ardent follower - love reading about all tat you do and your family!! Here's to another 500 post's!!

Gill said...

Congratulations to the cricket team for being true gentlemen!
Congratulations on 500 posts Christine!

Gill said...

GFC follower!

Eugenia Maru http://lulurulitos.blogspot.com said...

Muy lindo tu blog, preciosos trabajos y regalos.
Saludos desde Chile
Maru

barbara woods said...

i follow and enjoy your blog, thanks

Kathy H said...

Congratulations on your 500 posts. What an accomplishment. I always enjoy reading your posts.

Kathy H said...

I am a happy follower.

mac said...

Happy 500th birthday.

mac said...

I am a follower. Thanks for the great blog.

Cheryl said...

Much better that the boys are good sports than winning Christine. Wow 500 posts - congratulations - that's such a wonderful effort - it's such a great blog to follow

Daisy Jayne said...

congratulations Christine on your 500th post. Enjoy reading and following your journey with your sewing and family

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Well done to the boys....runners up is pretty darn good.....Congrats on your 500th post have been a follower for ages, love your blog..

Noela said...

Count me in please. Congrats on your 500th post. Hugs...

Noela said...

I am also a follower. Hugs....

Mrs Shepo said...

Well done to Mitchell's team and their coach, "winning" doesn't always mean you have won. Congrats on 500 posts Christine, and a great giveaway. Always a great blog to follow. Cheers.

Dasha said...

Happy 500th! That is impressive. The stitchery is lovely too.

Dasha said...

I have been a follower for a couple of months now and enjoy reading about your goings on.

Dee said...

Congratulation on you 500th post, quite an achievement.

O'faigh said...

Hello Christine, congrats on your 500th post......a great achievement...Hugs, O'faigh

Carin@Ullhärvan said...

Congrats on 500 posts! You're always such an inspiration!

Carin@Ullhärvan said...

I'm a happy follower!

FloS said...

Is it still time to enter your great give away ???
I'm always glad to look at your blog !
Florence