Bling Fling Jewelry Giveaway ~ Day 4

Quilly is giving away a quality piece of jewelry and you want to win it!  The rules are here.

Before we get to the clue, let me tell you how this contest really came to be: I was shopping at Maxand Chloe.com and everything is so dazzling I had a heck of a time choosing what it was I wanted.  And please note, I started out thinking about pleasing me.  I had a gift certificate to spend and I was going to add a bit of sparkle and shine to my own jewelry box.  Then I started thinking about showing off my purchase on the blog, and it seemed selfish to brag about my good fortune without sharing, so I decided that whatever I purchased for me, I would purchase for a blog giveaway, too.

Day Four: Visit the Max and Chloe online Jewelry store.  Check out the huge selection of personalized jewelry.  I couldn’t very well purchase a personalized piece for my blog giveaway because I am not clairvoyant and have no idea who was going to win, but I would have loved to have been able to.  There is nothing quite as special as knowing someone loves you so much they made a big deal over your name by having it created in jewelry.

Official Clue: If she were playing, the brand logo would set Nessa’s little heart a-flutter.

Bling Fling Jewelry Giveaway ~ Day 3

Quilly is giving away a quality piece of jewelery and you want to win it!  The rules are here.

Before we get to the clues, let me tell you how this contest really came to be: I was shopping at Maxand Chloe.com and everything is so dazzling I had a heck of a time choosing what it was I wanted.  And please note, I started out thinking about pleasing me.  I had a gift certificate to spend and I was going to add a bit of sparkle and shine to my own jewelry box.  Then I started thinking about showing off my purchase on the blog, and it seemed selfish to brag about my good fortune without sharing, so I decided that whatever I purchased for me, I would purchase for a blog giveaway, too.

Day Three: Visit the Max and Chloe online Jewelry store.  Check out the 15% off savings code for December 2010, and notice that they ship internationally.  I want you to know that their shipping is quick-fast.  My Max and Chloe package arrived within a few days of my placing the order.  I was impressed!

Official Clue:  A primary color should be included in your final guess.

AND, apparently the exact item I purchased for you has sold out and can no longer be found on the site, so the $45.00 clue, while still true, isn’t really helpful.  That means you get an EXTRA clue today!

Official Clue Two: the set is “mixed media” or, for those of you who don’t speak “art” — it is a mix and match set.

Bling Fling Jewelry Giveaway ~ Day 2

Quilly is giving away a quality piece of jewelery and you want to win it!  The rules are here.

Before we get to the rules, let me tell you how this contest really came to be: I was shopping at Maxand Chloe.com and everything is so dazzling I had a heck of a time choosing what it was I wanted.  And please note, I started out thinking about pleasing me.  I had a gift certificate to spend and I was going to add a bit of sparkle and shine to my own jewelry box.  Then I started thinking about showing off my purchase on the blog, and it seemed selfish to brag about my good fortune without sharing, so I decided that whatever I purchased for me, I would purchase for a blog giveaway, too.

Day Two: Visit the Max and Chloe online Jewelry store. Spend some time looking at the left-hand side bar.  Max & Chloe feature a talented array of jewelery designers.  They have something to appeal to every taste.

Official Clue: Although listed as a single item, there are multiple pieces in the set.

Bling Fling!

Quilly is giving away a lovely piece of jewelry to one of her loyal blog readers!  What is it?, you ask, but Quilly isn’t telling!  You’re going to have to figure it out!

Okay, enough talking about myself as if I am somebody else.  The contest officially starts tomorrow (Monday, December 13th, 2010), but you can get a head start now by checking out all that glitters at Max & Chloe.  Then every day, Monday through Friday, be here at noon Pacific Daylight Savings Time for your next clue.  At noon (PDST) on Saturday (December 18th, 2010) I will put up a post giving you 24 hours in which to email your final three guesses (you may list all three guesses in one email).

Your guesses must include what kind of item you believe I am giving away (earrings, necklace, bracelet, ring, anklet, etc.) and the designer’s brand name.

Those folks who have guessed correctly will get tossed in the hopper in the order of the time stamps on their emails and the random number generator will pick the winner. Please feel free to make comments on the daily posts.  Just remember if you give too much away you’ll be helping the competition!

Since Amoeba and I are hosting a humongous party on Sunday, the prize will be revealed and the winner will be announced Monday at noon. The package will be mailed Tuesday (December 21st, 2010).  I cannot guarantee arrival before Christmas, especially if the winner lives overseas.

I instigated this giveaway and purchased this jewelry item under my own initiative.  Contest void where taxed or prohibited.

Have fun!

Why I Haven’t Been Blogging

Since I knew any nice weather was a reprieve to be appreciated, I went out to do just that. Here’s what I came home with:

Mt. Baker & Cantilever Point

I went out to the Labs in the late afternoon to pick Amoeba up. He wasn’t quite ready to wrap up his experiment and asked me to return in an hour.  Instead I went to my car and got my camera.   The mountain was basking in the sun and since I knew she would soon shroud herself in clouds for the winter, I took advantage of the time and captured her portrait.   I absolutely love the way the sun rays slanted across Cantilever point at an almost 95° angle.  It’s pretty flattering on the mountain, too!   (Most of the equipment you see on Cantilever Point is weather measurement paraphernalia.)

Just before Sunset

Just a half an hour later I captured the evening ferry entering the harbor.  It is still bright enough that her interior lights aren’t blazing yet.

FH last raysHere the ferry, almost completely across the harbor, approaches the dock.  I was facing east when I took the photograph up above.  Here I am facing southeast and you can see the suns rays still reach the town of Friday Harbor even though the Lab grounds are in shadow.

Last Light

Here I am still facing southeast, but I have pulled my focus back to include the shadowy foreground.  I thought this tree deserved a portrait.  I took over 50 pics in the hour. These are the best of the bunch.  Don’t forget to double click & biggie them!