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Winner!

Well, we didn’t hit 50 comments so we only have one prize up for grabs, but it was lots of fun! Thank you all for all of your comments and shares, it’s good to know you all are happy to see me blogging! I’m going to try to do it more often (I know, I know, you’ve heard that before…)

So, without any further ado, we have a winner! I plugged all the comments, facebook posts, instagram shares and tweets into a spreadsheet then had my number-picker (that would be RR) pick a number between 1 and 48 and he chose…

Number 24!

comment number 24 is our winner! Congrats to Kerryb! I’ll be emailing you! Thanks again to everyone – you made my 12th blogiversary awesome!

New spring prints going up this weekend!

Up next – I’m working on a shop update that will go live tomorrow afternoon/evening. I’ll have some new spring prints along with a very limited Snoopy St. Patrick’s Day print! Why tomorrow evening? Because, in case you didn’t know, beginning tonight at sunset and continuing until tomorrow night at sunset, it is ‘National Day of Unplugging‘ which I was unaware was a thing until I heard about it in the news this morning. It sounds like a good idea, though, doesn’t it? I’ll be cutting back, myself, until tomorrow!



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Twelve

Wow. Twelve years of blogging (or, of owning jessaluknits.com, since I’ve lapsed the past few years). I’m so grateful for all of the friends I have made through blogging, knitting, spinning and sewing. Thank you all for sticking with me for so long! (I’m also super happy to have a record of my daughter’s awkward teen years to hold over her head…it’s how I show my love ;op )

So let’s celebrate! I like to celebrate blog anniversaries and birthdays like the Hobbits do – don’t give me a gift, I give the gifts!

Comment on this post and you’ll earn a chance to win a bag (or $26 off a larger bag) from my shop! If you tweet/Instagram/facebook/blog and let your friends know, and they mention you in their comment here, you get another chance to win! (and who knows, I might go all crazy and give a prize to the person with the most name mention entries just because ;) ) Let’s use the hashtag #JessaLu12Years to keep things organized – if you have a private IG/twitter/fb account and I don’t follow you, keep in mind I won’t be able to see your posts, so come back here to let me know you’ve posted!

Also, I’ll be adding prizes when we hit comment milestones – the first one is 50 – once we get to 50 comments, I’ll add a Gale’s Art sock blank to the prize pile!

Also, let’s keep the twitter stuff to a dull roar, ok? spread them out and 3x/day minimum – this contest will be open until Monday night to give everyone at Stitches and Spa a chance to enter when they get back to checking online ;)

Good luck!

ETA: Contest is now closed! Thanks for  playing! I’ll be drawing a winner and posting it later this week!



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Well hello there…

…it’s been a long time, hasn’t it? About 2 years…crazy. So last year, I ended up not doing a blog contest because my house was falling down around me (okay, not ALL of my house, just the ceiling in the upstairs hallway) and we ended up doing an extensive redo of the upstairs hall on the same weekend as

What we found under the drywall, before we ripped that all off and replaced the window

my anniversary. I reupped my hosting and then completely forgot until mid-summer then felt like an idiot to do an anniversary contest then for an anniversary in February, so I put it off again. (well, I had surgery, then a tick thing, then fall shows, then christmas sales and a sideways tooth extraction, it was crazy.)

So here I am again, on my blog anniversary again, wondering why the hell I don’t sit down and write like this more often. It’s so easy to pop off a quick post on instagram or facebook that I have completely abandoned blogging and I shouldn’t. This is the spot where I write my own personal story and I need to do that more often. Call me a narcissistic navel-gazer, but I think my anxiety and depression were better when I typed out what was going on so I’m going to try to give this a go again. Beginning with an anniversary contest for my 12th year of paying for blog hosting. ;) That post will be up in a day or so so get ready, I’ll be running it with the old rules, if you share the link and someone mentions you in the comments, you’ll get more entries!

See you soon!



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