Monday, 16 August 2010

Post 200 and the Giveaway

Apologies for being such a slow coach but the past week has been very hectic with the minded children and then the grands at the weekend plus a sewing order to fullfil!

I've been racking my brain cell for something interesting for post number 200 and have come up with this .... I hope you like it :-)

Have you ever heard of the phrase "Six Degrees of Separation"??

Six degrees of separation (also referred to as the "Human Web") refers to the idea that everyone is at most six steps away from any other person on Earth, so that a chain of, "a friend of a friend" statements can be made to connect any two people in six steps or fewer. It was originally set out by Frigyes Karinthy and popularized by a play written by John Guare. (courtesy of Wikipedia)

In a strange way this has applied to me in blogland ..... I have met (virtually of course) with the daughter of the baby in the gorgeous picture that I use as my Avatar, Julie over at The Cloth Shed.  Another virtual friend who lives miles away from me just happens to have lived a few minutes away from me as a child and attended the primary school where I take my minded children ... take a visit to Dancing on a Blade of Grass ... her photos are just fantastic!

With this thought in mind I would like to lay down a challenge for my 200th post giveaway ...... just leave a comment on this post, place a link to this post with the 6 degrees photo and undertake a post of your own on this subject.

The giveaway prize is a copy of the classic Reader's Digest Complete Guide to Needlework book ... a heavy tome with 504 pages absolutely filled with useful info on anything from Embroidery to Quilting (printed in 1982).  I will also be including some vintage sewing, knitting & crochet items.

It's a very small world after all!!!

OOps forgot to say draw will take place on Bank Holiday Monday 30th August at 8.00 pm


  1. It happened to me in blogland too ... but then you know that! :-)

    Don't enter me for the draw, as I have a similar book but I just wanted to congratulate you on your 200th post - love your blog and am so pleased to have found you!

    (Thanks for your kind comments!)

  2. Ooh the first to comment - this is a concept I always find fascinating and examples often pop up when you least expected it, but I would like to explore my six degrees of separation from Bruce Springsteen :)
    (I will have to get back to you when I've written my own post on the subject)

  3. Loved Jill's comment re Bruce Springsteen! Congrats on reaching your 200th! Count me out though because I was lucky enough to win from you before. I am stuck on what to write about 6 degrees of separation but will attempt to put a link to your giveaway on my sidebar.

  4. 200 posts is impressive! Congratulations.

    On the subject of 6 degrees if separation after my husband and I got together we found out my younger brother's girlfriend was friends with his nephew in an area quite far from where we live. Makes me believe if I hadn't moved here and met him we would have met some other way in the end!

    Please don't enter me in the giveaway though as I already have that exact book!

  5. Just to say congratulations on your 200th post Lala, don't include me in the giveaway but well done hun xx

  6. How did I miss this? Probably coz my brain has not been in blogmode much these last few weeks.

    Only 6 degrees I can think of is there is a poster on a forum who I've 'known' for a long while to sometimes chat too - well she happens to be the daughter of a blogger I know. Small world??

  7. Congratulations!

    Fascinating concept, I'll have to give it some thought. Please do enter me in your giveaway, I'll put a link to you in my sidebar ... :0)

    Shirl x

  8. Since started my blog I've thought of renaming it six degrees of separtion - s it's s apt. But the name suits so it will stay. Congratulions ! I'm not sure if you should enter me as I can't sew !