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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

500th post

Oh my goodness!! 500 posts! Seems like I only recently posted about number 400. I am not going to wax lyrical. You all know how much I appreciate your lovely comments and support. I am however going to have a little giveaway to celebrate.
The latest Country Sampler magazine, a Moda mini pack (Cinnamon Spice), Gingerbread Kisses stitchery booklet (what else goes with cinnamon and spice) and a cute card referring to...yep chocolate.
If you would like to be in the draw just leave me a comment to that effect. I will draw it next week.
Good Luck!
I consider myself a glass 3/4 full type of girl but after watching ABC's Foreign Correspondent last evening I felt rather discouraged. The topic was the decimation of our wild elephant population in Africa by poachers for the illegal trade in ivory (which is supposed to have been outlawed many years ago) The focus was on the brave and dedicated African rangers who risk and lose their lives trying to halt poaching and the Aussie foundation trying to raise awareness and funds to give these rangers the equipment and supplies to do their job. I am not going to brow beat you about my particular beliefs on the subject but am giving you a link if you want to go and check it out for yourself or make a donation click on their name below.
Thin Green Line Foundation
I don't know about you but I just love knowing that those beautiful beasts are out there in the natural world.
And as I heard somebody say once "The only folks who look good wearing Ivory is Elephants"

Blessings Michelle xxx

67 comments:

  1. congrats Michelle on your 500 posts,well done.Yes it is sad what poachers do,money,money,money is what it is all about with these greedy people and well done to the rangers protecting this beautiful animals,have a good day Michelle.xx

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  2. Congratulations on 500 posts Michelle. It's terrible what poachers do & yes the only people wearing ivory should be elephants. Hugs,xx.

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  3. Congratulations on 500 posts Michelle, keep up the good work :) Poachers are just the scum of the earth, and at the end of the day its just about greed and money :( Hugs to you xxxx

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  4. Parabéns Michelle!Estes prêmios são valiosos,obrigada.Acho o olhar dos elefantes muito meigos,isso é uma judiação.

    tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

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  5. Hello Michelle,

    Just love your quote about the elephants. I didn't see the show you are referring to but can just imagine. Will watch the link.
    Congrats on 500 posts about you and your family and stitching and day to day life in your part of the world.
    Here's to at least 500 more.

    Happy days.
    Bev.xoxo

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  6. i would love to be considered for the draw but as i am in the uk i shall understand if that is not possible. love your blog and creations, many thanks for my window on another world. Congratulations on 500 posts and i know how much danger each ranger faces in protecting all africas suffering wildlife, its hurts inside to see these crimes against any animal. xxx

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  7. Congratulations on 500 posts! A lovely give away....

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  8. Congrats on your 500 posts.I totally agree with the quote about elephants and their ivory,such beautiful animals.

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  9. WooHoo 500 posts well done girl... love the final comment on who should be wearing ivory xxx

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  10. You are right Michelle it doesn't seem that long ago I sent congrats on 400 posts and now 500 posts - THAT'S A HUGE CONGRATS!!! I find it very sad about the elephants and I also love the ivory quote. Will check out the link.
    Michelle.

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  11. Well done Michelle on 500 posts. Sharyn:)

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  12. Congrats on your 500th post! I am still enjoying the little package I received from you recently, so please don't put my name in the draw...I don't want to be greedy! I like your comment about ivory only looking good on elephants!

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  13. Congratulations on 500 posts - well done!

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  14. 500? Wow! You and I started blogging around the same time and I haven't even made the 200. Congratulations!

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  15. Congratulations on 500 posts! You have the sweetest designs, they just give me the warm fuzzies :)
    Re: The poachers, I believe in Karma. We should all try to make the world a better place. debbie

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  16. Congratulations on 500 posts and all fun to read
    Would love to enter your giveaway

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  17. Congrats on reaching 500... you are still looking good....

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  18. Oh wow 500, well done! And what a lovely giveaway pack you have assembled :) Why on earth are people still believing they need ivory so much that others are willing to kill for it in order to make the money from it? It just hurts that this can still happen

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  19. Boy 500 posts, amazing Michelle. I have watched a documentary on the poaching before. It is pretty horrific that there are people that do this. Hugs.....

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  20. Congratulations on 500 posts Michelle, fantastic!
    I totally agree with the comment about who should be wearing ivory. The illegal trade in ivory is a disgrace.

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  21. Congrats on 500! I love the Ivory quote as well.

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  22. 500 wonderful posts, thanks for them as I enjoy reading them. A dream would be to see the elephants within their family groups in the wild.

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  23. Any form of animal cruelty or killing is so very sad and despicable. 500 posts - I have enjoyed them all . . .

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  24. Wow, 500 posts! Great moment, isn't it?
    Elephants are so nice and kind, it's a shame something like this hunting is still going on!

    Hugs,
    Tatyana

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  25. 500 post...congrats...
    When will people wake up to themselves and the elephants can live normal lives...

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  26. Yes... leave these beautiful and majestic animals alone! The ivory is theirs and theirs alone! :)

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  27. Oh I forgot... I would LoVe to be in your giveaway too...congrats on 500 posts. Well done :)

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  28. Wow 500 posts, fantastic Michelle, I'd love to be in your giveaway.

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  29. yippee ... I love going in for a chance to win something from you... thank you and congratulations... as one who has been lucky enough to experience those magnificent animals in the wild and sadly what is done to them too... they are amazing creatures...
    Hugz

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  30. Congratulations on 500 lovely posts!

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  31. Congrats on 500...look forward to the next 500..always interesting..

    elephants are gorgeous and I love your saying.

    Also would love to be in your give away.
    Hope we catch up soon.
    Take Care

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  32. Happy bloggiversary :) I would love to win your Gingerbread Kisses pattern. You draw a wonderful line and I would love to sew some of these stitcheries.

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  33. Congratulations on your 500 posts.......and here's to another 500. I couldn't agree more about the elephants and the ivory, we all have to do our small bit where we can.

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  34. Congratulations on the 500 posts. You do a great job posting regularly and keeping us motivated.
    Love the saying about the elephants and ivory. Thank you.

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  35. What a fabulous milestone and of course I'd love to win those gorgeous prizes.
    Couldn't agree you with more about the ivory. Human beings have a lot to answer for. Our poor planet and all its creatures.

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  36. Congratulations Michelle, WOW 500 posts, what a great effort. How sad that beautiful animals fall prey to poaches, Elephants, Bears , and many others, there is so much greed in the world, it all comes down to money.

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  37. Congrats on 500 posts! I love visiting your blog and would love a chance to win one of your stitchery pattern books.

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  38. Money and greed have a devastating effect on our planet. So sad to think of of the cruelty to such amazing animals.
    Well done on 500 posts. It is so lovely to get to know you through your blog. Hope there will be many more.
    Hugs xx

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  39. Congratulations Michelle!
    I agree with everyone re poachers - the damage is devastating

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  40. Congratulations Michelle for your 5ooth post....love a chance to win..Hugs, O'faigh

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  41. Congratulations with your 500th post and yes they have it right, the oliphants are the only one who can wear ivory.
    You have al lovely give-away.

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  42. Congrats on your 500th post !!

    To bad that people still wants ivory. But not only Elephants are in danger, there are so many animals in trouble. We also support 2 different animal foundations that goes for the animal in the Netherlands and Michiel is a volunteer for a naturegroup. Because we have to watch that everything goes well with mother earth and his people and animals :-)

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  43. 500 posts is a great achievement! Not only elephants.....tigers are killed for various body parts too.

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  44. Wow Michelle.. Congratulations on 500 post... You should be so proud of yourself.... LOVE your patterns...

    Sandyn

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  45. Congratulations on 500 posts Michelle - I enjoy each and every one of them. Isn't that wonderful that Australians help support these rangers in their efforts to preserve these beautiful creatures.

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  46. Congratulations Michelle on 500 posts. I always enjoy reading your blog and see what beautiful things you are making! Keep up the good work! LOL!

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  47. My goodness, 500 posts - I am a newby and I am chuffed to think I have managed my first two. That is such an achievement and shows true motivation. Cheers

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  48. Congrats on 500 posts. A fantastic achievement. Will certainly be watching out or the next 500

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  49. Happy 500th post Michelle. (and many many more awesome posts to come I hope )

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  50. Congrats on 500 posts, I have a long way to go to catch you up! We watched a programme the other day showing the slaughter of a family of elephants - it was awful, how anyone can harm these beautiful animals is beyond me. Hugs x

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  51. Bless you for spreading the word about the elephants. These dear creatures need all the help they can get. Congrats on your fabulous milestone, Michelle.

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  52. I agree Michelle, it is heart breaking how the human race can kill off beautiful animals, flora and fauna without a second thought to anything but what they gain. Every little stand we make helps. Congrats on the 500 posts & I'm looking forward to the next 500 hundred too. Tracee xx

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  53. congratulations on your 500 posts!!
    I hope ther will be following many more.

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  54. CONGRATS ON 500+!
    LOVE YOUR NEEDLEWORK!
    LOVE YOUR NEW HEADER TOO!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  55. Congratulations on 500 posts! That is wonderful. I so appreciate your love for elephants. I also love those majestic creatures, they are truly beautiful and it makes me so sad that poachers are killing them for their ivory. I could go on and on about it but I won't.
    I love your blog and your beautiful work. Thanks for sharing. :)

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  56. Congratulations on your 500th post Michelle. That is quite an achievement.
    Poachers are awful people, maybe they should have their teeth removed as punishment.
    Thank you for the lovely giveaway.

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  57. Congratulations on reaching 500 posts and thank you for sharing your creative ideas.
    Time seems to pass so much quicker than we would like. Again, you are sharing and I would love to be part of your giveaway.

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  58. Congratulations Michelle on 500 posts - I love your designs! I watched the foreign Correspondent program with dismay - I had to close my eyes at some parts, as it was so upsetting. Why anyone would want to wear or use ivory in any way is just beyond me!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  59. G'day Michelle. Well done. Congratulations, it's a great achievement. I know what I would like to do to those poachers if I ever got the chance. Take care. Liz...

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  60. Congratulations on 500 posts! I love how consistently you post. I'm sorry to hear that ivory poaching is still a problem.
    Thank you for the chance to win your lovely package.

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  61. WOW 500 posts already, well done and congratulations Michelle. Love the give away please count me in. The poor elephants, we never really hear about it,I didn't realise there was a problem with poachers these days, very sad.

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  62. Congratulations on 500 posts...seems such a long way away for me...would love to win your giveaway...there has been a lot in the media here in NZ about the ivory trade and how corrupt it is...when will people wake up to the devastation they are causing..while there is money to be made, probably never, which is a sad reflection..

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  63. 500 posts! That's a lot of blogging. Lovely give away. It is sad that there always seems to be someone willing to pay for illegal items regardless of the consequences.

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  64. Congratulations on your 500th post! That is an achievement. I agree with you regards the elephants and lots of other animals as well. I wish everyone would realise that we are all here to share the earth together.

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  65. Congratulations Michelle, what a gorgeous give away, I hope I am not too late :) Wendy xx

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  66. I am away at the moment and in holiday mode so I may be too late,
    anyway, congratulations Michelle on 500 posts,love your quote about the elephants, great giveaway. Cheers. X

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