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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

We're having a giveaway because four years ago today .....

I made my first sale as a new business owner! 

That first sale was two Fat 1/16s at the Anderson Area Quilt Show in Anderson, South Carolina.  I had one eight foot table, a pile of wool, a bunch of patterns by Cheri Payne and Lisa Bongean, and a small enamel bowl of Valdani perle cotton.



I don't look very different in four years but the booth does!


In honor of this milestone, I am having a giveaway!  For each of the following things you do, you will receive one "entrance" into the drawing.

1. Follow this blog (I will be blogging more often from now on .... honest!). If you already follow this blog, please let me know in your comment below.

2. Leave a comment on THIS post.

3. "Like" my Shakerwood Woolens Facebook page.  See the link to the left.  If you already follow my Facebook page, you already have one entrance.

4. Leave a comment on the Facebook post that announces the giveaway.

There you have it ..... 4 ways to enter, 4 chances to win.

And what will you win?

This grouping of goodies ...... a charm pack of 10 autumn color wools, a Penny Stack (50 - 2" squares"), a Baby Bundle of Pumpkin Patch gradated wools, a Baby Bundle of creamy yellows and golds, (2) 1/2 yard cuts of Primitive Gatherings tea-dyed muslins and a tube of 8 bobbins each filled with autumn colored Aurifil Wool threads.  Each bobbin has approximately 18 yards.

There you have it.  The drawing will close on Saturday night (August 30th at midnight EST).  The winner will be announced sometime on Sunday.


Thanks so much to all of you that have supported us these past four years.  
Onward and upward!

Blessings, Cathi

104 comments:

Susan C said...

Hi Cathi & Happy anniversary! I love reading your Facebook page and swapping grandchildren stories & pictures when I get to see you in person! It's been great watching your business grow! See you in October!!

Sue SA said...

Congratulations on four successful years in business. Best wishes for many more years of woollie fun!

Susan Linder said...

Congratulations!! Your wool is beautiful and I love your blog.

Katherine Hunt said...

Continued success with Shakerwood Woolens!! I love everything I've ordered from you!

Karen said...

I think I was your first online customer. I remember you e-mailing and asking what color I ordered because PayPal did not let you know the info at that time. I am a follower both here and on Facebook. I cut a piece out of one of you wools today!

marie said...

I am a follower, hope to see you in person one day

marie said...

I wish you were in business when I lived on the east coast and visited NC 4 times a year.

Dee said...

I am now following you as well as liked you on facebook. Congratulations for 4 years in business. Loving your blog and can't wait to check our your store!!!

goode58 said...

I just signed up for your newsletter and blog. Can't wait to see what you are doing.

Mary Hawley said...

congrats on 4 years and here's to 40 more!!

Cindi P. said...

Congrats on your four year anniversary. Since I don't "do" Facebook....I guess this will be my entry...thanks for the chance to win!

PattyP31 said...

Congratulations on 4 years! Continued success for many years to come!

I am following your blog and Facebook! :)

Becky said...

Love the look of your booth - sure would like to shop in person!

Jean Bee said...

Just found your blog via Facebook! Congratulations to you! It's a lot of work to start up and maintain a business and I'm glad it's a success for you!
Really nice giveaway!
Jean

Susan said...

Congrats on your four year anniversary. I have been thru Anderson recently on my way to Elberton, GA where I have family. Do you have a store? I am following your blog, liked and commented on your facebook page and here. I am looking forward to following your blog. I love wool applique. Thanks, Susan

sunporchquilts said...

We missed you in Annapolis this year! Congrats on 4 years!

Debbie said...

I remember that day of your first show. I just joined the guild that put the show on. I was so excited to see some one there selling wool and patterns. Happy 4th Anniversary, and many more.
Deb

PriviesAndPrims said...

Love seeing success stories!

I just started following your blog and liked you on facebook and I'm commenting, so that's 3 entries!

Doreen
PriviesAndPrimsAtYahooDotCom

Terry said...

Congratulations! I follow your blog with Feedly, and I like your page on Facebook too! I'm off to leave a comment there as well! Thanks for the chance to win so many wonderful goodies! :0)

Sharon Eshlaman said...

Congrats! I follow you on BL.
Skeshlaman@comcast.net

quiltgrannie said...

Congratulations on your 4 year anniversary!! Here's to many more fun years. Thanks for the chance at your give away!

rose bishop said...

Congrats your shop looks awesome!

sunny said...

Congratulations! I follow, I Like, and I've been to see your lovely booth! twice. When are you coming back to Maryland?

Egluegirl said...

Happy anniversary! Happy to follow you!

Shakerwood said...

Pretty sure it will be the Four County show in August in Frederick. Still undecided about Annapolis.

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Happy anniversary! I am a blog follower too. I love wool. Now I need to find you on FB! ;)

Sukochi Lee said...

Congratulations in your success! In today's economy, the fact that your are still IN business is exciting!

Emily Tull said...

Happy Anniversary! Your products look wonderful! Sooooo addicted to wool and Valdani!

Gretchen said...

I follow your blog in my feedly reader :) Congratulations on 4 years of wool goodies!!!! Here's looking to many many more.

Ethel said...

Congratulations on your anniversary!

Nancy in MT said...

I'm a follower on Facebook and here on Blogger and like I said on Facebook, so glad to see your success. I have enjoyed working with your beautiful wools and always great customer service.
Congrats on your success.
Nancy

Grandma M said...

Congratulations on four years. All the best in the future. Thanks for the chance to win a wonderful giveaway.

Sheral Brewer said...

Beautiful fabric. Thanks for the giveaway.

paulette said...

Well just LOOK at you, all grown up!! :o)) Congratulations on four VERY successful years of business!! And of course I have followed you and watched your growth and have applauded you along the way!! Wish you all the best!
Paulette

paulette said...

I left a comment on Facebook and 'liked'!! :o))
P

TeresaM said...

Congratulations on your 4 year anniversary Cathi!!! Missed you at the hooking retreat this year!

Judy Burnworth said...

Love following your blog, Congrats on the success of the Shop and thanks for offering such a grand giveaway!!

Lori said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win. Congratulations on your anniversary! Will continue to follow.

Lori Abramczyk said...

Congratulations!

Carrie P. said...

I remember that first photo of your booth. Your have really grown. Congrats!
I am a follower.

Tina said...

Holy cats! What a great giveaway. Having just closed a family business after 25 years, I understand your excitement on your 4th anniversary,

Carrie P. said...

I like you on facebook.

Carrie P. said...

I love your wool and hope to see you at a quilt show sometime.

Carrie P. said...

I left a comment on your facebook and shared on my timeline.

qltr said...

Congratulations on your 4 year anniversary!

Sharon Bachert said...

your wool is beautiful! Can't wait to be a part of your blog. Thank you for the give away.

Joanna said...

It's sweet that you remember your first sale. I follow on bloglovin. Wishes for continued success.

Darlene said...

I did everything you asked me to do. See I follow directions really well. LOL

I remember when you took this giant leap - look at you now. Kudos to you!

Kay Brady said...

Happy Anniversary... Looking forward to more good things to come.

Ronnie said...

Congratulation on 4 years, what you do is great! I'm a follower and liked you FB page. Thanks for sharing!

Sue said...

What a great giveaway! Thank you f or the chance to win these goodies! I am going to start following you.

Rosy Ribbon said...

Congrats and wish you many more successful years. Thanks for the give away.

Prairiedog said...

Congratulations on your 4 years of sale, and many more ahead.. Thanks for the chance to win.

Ruth B said...

I am following your blog on Bloglovin!

Ruth B said...

Congratulations on 4 years! Your booth looks so welcoming - I wish I could be there to shop!

Ruth B said...

I liked your FB page and will be following there too!

Ruth B said...

I left a comment on your FB page!

lfrihart said...

Congratulations on your wonderful success. I've got to study my patterns and order some of your beautiful wools.

Also, excited to have a chance to win a prize.

Maureen B. said...

Congrats on your anniversary and thanks for a chance to win. I enjoyed your flashback picture…..Lisa /Primitive Gathering and Cheri Payne….my favorites !!!

Kristy said...

What a very generous give away! It is amazing to see your growth and to hope that you will blog more. Congratulations on the last 4 years. We hope there will be many more! K-

dkrohlfing said...

What a great giveaway! Congrats on 4 years!

Cathy said...

Cathi...congratulations on your anniversary! I really missed you at the Annapolis Quilt show this year! Thank you for the chance at your giveaway.....I love wool!!

Cathy said...

Oops....I've been a long time follower!

Colleen said...

Congratulations! Your booth is lovely, I was happy to see it in person last year and cannot wait to have another opportunity! I follow your blog on Feedblitz and I think I follow you on Facebook, I see your posts so I must?!? If not I will go there now and check! Thank you for the opportunity to win and for the great products you offer!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Happy anniversary, keep up the good work my friend!

Me and My Stitches said...

Happy Anniversary and congrats! I've now done all 4 things (follower, comment, fb, etc). I'm so happy for you and your business. Hope to be able to meet you at a show someday. Your booth sure has changed! I love seeing pictures - it always looks so inviting!

Faye said...

Of course, in a big time follower!!!! And, a poor school teacher who would love this fantastic giveaway~~ Ty fir the chance! I'm headed to FB right now!!! Congrats on doing so well.

Renee' said...

Congratulations 4years and counting. I enjoy your pictures and blog, keep the creativity coming!

Joyce said...

How wonderful to get to do a job you so obviously love! Congrats and thanks for the lovely give away!

Joyce said...

I love wool and am a happy follower!

Gram Nonie said...

Beautiful booth, will be fun to follow your blog and you on Facebook! What a great thing you are doing to celebrate your fourth! Thanks and many more years of success to you!

Gram Nonie said...

Beautiful booth, will be fun to follow your blog and you on Facebook! What a great thing you are doing to celebrate your fourth! Thanks and many more years of success to you!

RoseMary Baty-Willcox said...

Congrats! i have followed you on facebook and shared your fb page.
I would love to follow you with email, but there is no where on your blog to sign up with email and bloglovin just doesn't work for me.

Linda Spink said...

Wish I could visit your booth right this minute! Congratulations on your success, and thank you for this giveaway opportunity.

Lara said...

Love your wool! Congrats on 4 years!!

Sheryn said...

Congratulations on your 4 years! Your woolens are beautiful. Thanks for all the chances to win!

B D said...

I just found your blog and FB page and love what I see. Congratulations on four years and for many more in the future. I need to find your calendar, since you're not that far from my areas.

Carmen Sutton said...

Wow is all I can say such great changes in just four years Congratulations you must be doing it just right!! Thanks for sharing your success with all! I love your blog!

Bridget said...

Wow! I would love to win! Thanks

barbara woods said...

Great giveaway

barbara woods said...

follow on gfc

Sheila said...

Happy anniversary . I have liked your FB page and will be a hope to follow along . Thanks for the chance .

Country Prims said...

Wow Cathi, everything looks amazing and a big congratulations! I am drooling over all that yummy wool and I would be delighted to use some:) Thanks for the chance and wishing you continued success x Shazy

Friendship Crossing said...

What a great giveaway!! I've been a follower for awhile now and also follow you on Bloglovin.
Would love a chance to win this scrumptious bag of woolie goodies!

Congrats on your anniversary!

(wasn't sure this went thru the first time around)

Tanya

janice said...

Congratulations on shackerwood's 4th anniversary!
You've come a long way baby!

Susan Irwin said...

Congratulations! I didn't know about your site, but now I do. Beautiful wool for penny rugs!

Angiebaby said...

Happy Anniversary Cathie! I always enjoy your booth at the shows. Love the pretty wools!!!

Quiltnknit said...

Happy Anniversary. This is a wonderful give away.

Lori L said...

Happy 4th anniversary. I have just found your site but will be a regular visitor from now on. Wonderful goodies in the giveaway!

Debbie Busby said...

Happy 4th!!! What a wonderful celebrations!!!!

Gayle said...

I'm a longtime follower - congrats on your milestone!

Grandma Judy said...

Congratulations. What an exciting story and love, love your stuff....

Banana Pie said...

1. Follow your blog. ☺

Banana Pie said...

Happy Anniversary! Thanks a bunch for the awesome giveaway! :-D

Banana Pie said...

LIKE you on Facebook! ☺ Happy anniversary and thanks for the giveaway!

Banana Pie said...

Just left a comment on your Facebook page. ☺☺☺☺ Happy, happy, happy, happy fourth anniversary!!!! Thanks a bunch for the awesome giveaway!

Dorothy Lueloff said...

Already follow your blog (using Feedly). I am just starting to get into wool applique and your blog is one of the first I found. Now just need to build a stash ;)

Judy Lane said...

Beautiful stuff.
Judy Lane

Karen Newman Fridy said...

Congrats!!!!!!!

Carrie ~ Cricketwood Prims said...

Woohoo lovely Woolie prize. Congrats on four years, keep it going!

Debra G said...

I follow you on Facebook, and now your blog. Your wool is my favorite, it's so yummy! I'd live to win!! Congrats on your 4 year anniversary.

Quiltnwoman said...

Following your blog and on Facebook.

Hope I'm the winner this giveaway!

Congratulations on your business accomplishments and anniversary.

martha said...

I feel the fall in my bones! I have followed your blog for quite a while. I just started doing facebook so there I will head to next!

Linda Ashley said...

Happy Anniversary. Just love free stuff...so hope I win.