Thursday, April 01, 2010

Blogiversary Contest This Week!!!

As of Saturday, I will have been blogging for 4 years!
It is amazing to me, the time has passed so quickly, yet so much in my life has changed.
Now Otterwise is not only the blog here, it is also the name of my design business.
Through this blog, I have kept alive contact with the world outside my home in the the face of severe isolation caused by illness, made wonderful friends, and regained a measure of self confidence. My writing has also improved with the (almost) daily commitment to put something out here to be read. I am so grateful every day for those of you who read here, whether or not you have ever commented, I know you are there, listening. In thanks, I'm having a contest... with prizes!!!

First: The prizes. A brand new copy of the recently released Barenaked Ladies CD "All In Good Time" OR if you are a knitter and you would prefer, your choice of any 5 of my patterns in PDF form.
Other prizes will be added during the course of the week, so stay tuned!

Second: How to win. Leave a comment on my blog between now and 11:59 p.m. (EST) April 7th (Wednesday) together with a note about which of the two prizes you would prefer AND your email address so I can contact you if you win. If you prefer not to leave your email, just be certain to revisit the blog here on Thursday April 8th, to find out if you won.
One entry allowed per day, which gives you up to 7 chances to win!
But wait! There's more! If you visit my website, and ALSO in your comment mention something you like or do not like about it, you get a second entry for that day! Up to 14 chances to win!

Again, I will be adding more prizes to the list this week, so keep on coming back and leaving comments, until Wednesday at 11:59 p.m.
Winners will be announced on Thursday. Unless you leave your email within your comment, I will not have any way to contact you, so in that case be certain to visit on Thursday to find out if you won.

Good Luck, and thanks for helping me celebrate my blogiversary!


elaine Revier said...

Hi! Yane from quilter's coven here...look...I'm the 1st one!
Wicked cool! I do so wish I knitted! perhaps one day@

Jo said...

Oh my goodness the Barenaked Ladies cd is out already?! I worship them ... Good Canadian bands who don't sell out to Uncle Sam are so, so hard to find. (this is my preferred prize as I'm practically wetting myself with excitement.)

joveenenendaal at gmail dot com~~~

Lynx said...

4 years already.... wow. I am so glad that I found you again, and that things are going so well for you now. oh cripe, I'm going to get all mushy here in a second.......

Happy blogiversary!!!!! (what's the proper gift for a 4th year blogiversary? I don't even know what it is for an anniversary... guess we'll have to wait until your 25th blogiversary, I know that is silver...)

wv: flougg (hmmm,,,,kinky....)

Leslie said...

You wretch, prizes even. You know I love your website and I love your patterns and I love you!

Leslie said...

BTW: I think your cutest model is your Oscar!

to go with Lynx's comment my WV was

Sharon said...

I have been following for a bit now. I just wanted you to know that I have been encouraged by you as I am learning to deal with illness. You have help me know I can still do little things and it feels good when I finish something either though it takes four times longer to make it.
Thank you.

Anonymous said...

I love your designs, and can't believe it's been 4 do so much and am glad your keep on going. Barenaked ladies is my favorite
Blessed be

Anonymous said...

Happy anniversary to you and your blog!!! I love you so much dear! I am so glad that I have the blog to keep in contact with you and see all the lovely things you do. We've known each other for over 15 years... wow! Love you!

Ria said...

Happy Anniversary Diana!

Love your blog! Your patterns are great - and hubby is such an adorable model! I like your .com it's easier than so many just the picture and price. Love that!

Ria - tonyfan4ever at Ravelry.

Jenifer said...

Hola! I'm a big knitting fan of yours, having bought quite a few of your patterns, so a few more patterns via win to round out my collection would not hurt at all.

Lynx said...

@rozewolf: I win, I've known her twenty-nine years. Holy flougging orbuns, where did the time go Dusty????? :-D

LynnM said...

Happy Blogiversary! May you and blog enjoy the next trip around the sun! Should I win the party prize, I choose patterns (unless I can haz soup.) BTW, I see Hugh's link on the side. Just his name makes me smile.

Corvus said...

Happy Blogoversery! I've never actually observed mine- I wonder how old my blog is? Hmm.

Martie Dawn said...

Happy blogiversary! You are one of the few bloggers I read that doesn't disappear for weeks (or months) on end. Go you!

Amy said...

Wow....four years...awesome...congrats!

I would love to win the CD and/or Cherry Hill yarn.

I love the Alison Bag at


Mokihana said...

Happy blogiversary!!! I do love reading your blog and seeing your photos. Oscar is the greatest model ever!! I'd love a try at the Cherry Tree Hill! Thank you for the chance to win!

Katie said...

I love your shawl pattern on your website! I'm going to have to make one someday. I'd love to win the patterns. Email is