Monday, November 14, 2011

100 Followers...and a Musical Giveaway!

My blog has reached 100 followers on Blogger! And more than that on Google Reader/RSS feeds. Wowza! I want to give a big thank you to all my readers - due to other time-consuming but un-blog-worthy things happening lately I haven't been able to devote as much time to sewing, dancing and blogging as I'd like, so I really appreciate all of you that follow me. :)

To celebrate my readers, I'm holding a giveaway! Originally I considered giving away a vintage pattern or jewelry, but I didn't want to deal with international shipping. Plus, I have some awesome readers who don't sew etc. and it's hard to figure out a prize that appeals to different groups.

Then I thought about what I really love about this hobby of getting dressed up in funny clothes and going out. One of the things that makes the Los Angeles swing/vintage/historical scene really special and unique is the amount of LIVE MUSIC we have at events. Whether it's at a bar on a weeknight or a fancy ball, live music is featured frequently, and we have some a-MAZ-ing musicans in town. The traffic may be bad and the cost of living is high, but I love living in LA and getting to dance to awesome bands like Jonathan Stout, Dean Mora, The Lucky Stars, and Bonebrake Syncopators, just to name a few.

So to celebrate, I'm going to give away a digital download of an album from one of my favorite local bands, Jonathan Stout and his Campus Five, featuring Hilary Alexander. Together, Jonathan and Hilary run one of the premier swing bands, and are both swing dancers themselves. They have 3 albums, all available for purchase through their website or through iTunes:

That's pretty cool right? Cause who doesn't like good music. And it means I don't have to go to the post office at all! ;)

How to Enter:
1. Leave a comment on this post and let me know which topics you enjoy on my blog or what you want to read more of. It would be swell if you left your email address or another way to contact you, too.
2. For additional entries, post a link to this giveaway on Facebook, Twitter or your blog, then leave another comment letting me know (up to 4 entries total per person).
3. The giveaway closes on Friday, 11/18/11 at 10pm PST. The winner will be selected by random drawing and announced on Sunday 11/20/11.

Rules for the Giveaway:
1. Prize is for one (1) digital download of a Campus Five album through iTunes, album to be chosen by winner.
2. Winner must have a valid email address.
3. Winner must have a valid iTunes accounts and device to download album.
4. Giveaway is open to everyone, including my mother. You do not have to be a follower of my blog, but it would be nice. :)


  1. I'm in Beth!!! You know that I like any topic that you cover. I know time is scarce but I would love to see more of your sewing projects and any all stuff about your grandfather's band!!! Thanks for the give away; if I ever reach 100, I'll do the same! Congratulations!

  2. That's a wonderful giveaway. I'm soooo very much in, as I can't get hold of Jonathan Stout in my library and my first swing DJset is coming up. :-) Thank you for the opportunity!

  3. Thank you for the fun giveaway!
    As you know, I loved the recent post of the sweetheart pin. Yesterday, I featured my mom's version on my own blog, with a link back to your post.

  4. Yay, giveaway! You know me - my favorite posts involve clothes and hair. I love reading about your dance escapades, too; I learn so much.

  5. Free stuff! Rock on.
    I would say I've enjoyed the blogs pertaining to items you made, or items that are "Work In Progress." It's been a great insight and a different perspective on similar things I'm working with.
    I think I *should* read more about vintage curiosities; dot-dot-dot-dash means V, for example. Plus I'm always a fan of authentic and period-correct swing dancing info.

  6. Rats- I managed to get so behind on my blogreading due to a nasty cold, so I missed this! Congratulations on reaching 100 though!


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