Monday, 31 January 2011

VDP a deux ans : coussin à gagner !


So VDP is two years old. Who'd have thought it? To celebrate its second birthday, here's a homemade cushion I sewed, sporting a photograph that appeared on this blog on 10 September 2009. It measures 51x32 cm (20x12"). To win it, the rules are simple : leave a comment on this post before tomorrow 1 Feb. midnight (CET) and I will fish the winner's name out of a bowl!
Some restrictions do apply:
i) The winner recognises that I will need his/her full mailing address to send it off via La Poste;
ii) If you do not want to participate, in other words if you dislike the prize (!), please mention it in your comment, I won't be offended, lol!;
iii) Most importantly, as I am sure you will understand, I would like to reward those of you who regularly take time to comment on VDP. Hence only names that are known on VDP will be entered in the prize draw.
Best of luck everyone and thank you all for following VDP, whether anonymously or not!
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Et voilà. Deux ans déjà, qui l'eût cru ? Pour célébrer dignement ce deuxième anniversaire, voici un coussin fait maison que j'ai cousu avec une photo parue le 10 septembre 2009. Il mesure 51x32 cm. Pour le gagner, c'est simple comme bonjour : laissez-moi un commentaire sur ce billet avant demain 1/02 minuit heure française et je tirerai au sort parmi tous les commentateurs !
Bon, comme dans tous les jeux, il y a quelques conditions :
i) le/la gagnant(e) reconnaît que j'aurai besoin de son adresse complète pour pouvoir le lui envoyer par la Poste ;
ii) si vous ne souhaitez pas participer, autrement dit si vous trouvez mon oeuvre affreuse (!), je ne m'en offusquerai pas mais dites-le dans votre commentaire ;
iii) seuls seront retenus pour le tirage au sort les noms connus. Je souhaite en effet remercier ceux d'entre vous qui prennent le temps de commenter régulièrement sur VDP, ce que vous comprendrez j'en suis sûre.
En tout cas, bonne chance à tous et merci d'être fidèles à VDP, anonymes ou non !

42 comments:

andrew1860 said...

This is so beautiful I did not know you could sew.

Randy said...

Congratulations on your second year. I so look forward to your posts and comments everyday. Here is to year three! The prize is awesome by the way. It would be a nice addition to anyones home.

bfarr said...

What a lovely and creative idea to 'reward' your faithful followers. Happy Blogoversary.

Jacob said...

First of all, congratulations on your two-year anniversary! I think I'm getting close but I can't remember when I got involved with all this "work"!

Secondly, yes, I have a "pass" for the Turnpike...saves oodles of time and a little bit of money. They call it a "Sunpass" in Florida and it is a small plastic thingy that attaches to your front windshield.

Thirdly, your cushion is gorgeous and you can bet that we would be thrilled to get our name(s) fished out of you bowl.

Have a wonderful week!

Woody said...

You have many talents! Sewing is one skill I never really mastered.

Congratulations on 2 years. You inspired me to check my blogging history. The first post on my old blog, was 7-Dec-09 and the photo pretty much sucked, but we all gotta take that first step.

Jack said...

I am not at all surprised to see this evidence of one more of your many talents.

Congratulations, Ciel. I hope you enjoy posting your photos of Versailles as much as we enjoy seeing them.

Bob Crowe said...

Congratulations! It takes discipline and dedication to keep a daily photo blog running for so long. The pillow is so beautiful I would hesitate to put my head on it. I'd leave it out somewhere, just for the pleasure of seeing it.

And don't forget, you are due a prize as well.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Congratulations on two years of daily photo blogging. I have enjoyed your blog from its beginning. You have shown that there is more to Versailles than the palace that is famous all over the world. Your pillow is very creative, beautiful, and skillful.

Thinking about Versailles for a moment, I wonder how many palaces around the world were inspired to copy Versailles. In many places that we have travelled we have toured palaces that guides have said were the royal family's attempt to imitate Versailles. I wonder if someone has compiled a list of all of them.

Olivier said...

deux ans, mais tu es une Jeunette ;o)) HAPPY ANNIVERSAIRE, et c'est un plaisir de venir visiter ton Versailles tout les jours. Alors CHAMPAGNE et surtout bonne continuité

T. Becque said...

Okay, so now I officially wish you a happy anniversary! Yours is a favorite of mine and I look forward to many more of your photographs. And wow, you stitched that pillow?! You are talented in other areas as well!

Small City Scenes said...

Well happy second anniversary as VDP. How clever you are to make something to celebrate.
It is a cool pillow. MB

ALAIN said...

C'est une très bonne idée ! Idéal pour faire la sieste en rêvant qu'on est un ange.
PS : on peut gagner même si on fait des commentaires bêtes ?

ALAIN said...

Et si on fait plusieurs commentaires, on augmente ses chances ?

Malyss said...

Joyeux bloganniversaire! Deux ans, pour un blog, c'est la fougue de la jeunesse mélée à la sagesse de la maturité!C'est un ton , un rythme trouvé, un style maitrisé. C'est aussi une personnalité derrière, et si on est fidèle, c'est qu'elle est atttachante..
Bonne année à VDP, et rendez-vous dans un an! :o)
PS1:pouvoir ENFIN s'endormir dans les fastes de Versailles, quel luxe!:)
PS2: Pas vu J. elle etait malade.:(

Bergson said...

Putain deux ans !!!

Champagne et petits fours assis sur le coussin mais y aura t il de la place pour tout le monde ?

Félicitations S....

James Mark said...

Félicigrats on two years. I enjoy my brief visits to Versailles - and the music.

VP said...

Living most of my 'active' life on a couch, I could really use a new cushion...

Dina said...

Mazal tov. Happy birthday to dear Versailles Daily Photo!
A most unusual pillow!

Cergie said...

As tu toi même fait la dentelle et as tu cousu ce coussin à petits points ? Auquels cas cela ne m'étonne pas qu'il t'ait fallu deux zans....
(Si je suis tirée au sort je m'engage à le mettre en pension chez Alain qui a l'air d'en avoir très envie.)

Gunn said...

Congratulations with 2 years of posting interesting and beautiful photos and text!
You are a creative person with many talents.
So keep up the good work!:)
Greetings from Gunn / stavangerdailyphoto.com

Small City Scenes said...

Regarding the fisherman memorial: In Seattle at fishermans wharf in ballard there is a nice memorial with all the names of those who have gone down with their boats. My best friend since 2nd grade father's name is on that memorial. He was lost at sea when she was 4 yrs old. He went down on the Columbia Bar.
It is a tough job. MB

Cezar and Léia said...

Yahoooo! I want it, I want it! :))
Hey chérie, congratulations!Your blog is wonderful and you are very creative in all you do.I'm learning a lot with you during this time, and keep doing this fabulous work with your job!
thanks for sharing!
Léia

SRQ said...

Congratulations! Isn't a blog year like the equivalent of a dog year??? So, perhaps you've been at it...oh...14 years or so? :) Seriously, I really enjoy your daily photos and accompanying text. I appreciate the amount of time you invest -- it's all terrific. As for your photo/pillow, what a clever idea! Very neat. I would be delighted to have the SRQ name pulled from the bowl. Upon arrival in Sarasota, said prize most assuredly would be featured on SDP.

Kaori said...

Ciel, you are one talented woman! Not only do you take fabulous photos but you sew as well!? Wow...I'd love to have it :-D

Happy anniversary on your blog! Wishing you another wonderful year of photos!

Thérèse said...

Que de talents cachés! Que nous caches-tu encore?
Bon anniversaire!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Joyeux aniversaire, mon amie! I enjoy your creative photos and the music on my visits here. Thank you for showing more of Versailles than what "the tourist" might see... I must make a journey out of Paris on my next trip.

For the record, I love your pillow and can see that you are a person of many talents with a wonderful imagination!

Bises,
Genie

Halcyon said...

Congratulations on your blogiversary! What a creative idea to celebrate. I will have to remember that for my next milestone.

Although I do like your pillow, you don't have to worry about entering me in the drawing. Good luck to everyone else. :)

Loree said...

My blog just turned 2 too but january was such a hectic month that I forgot all about it. Happy blogoversary :)

cieldequimper said...

@ Bfarr: okay, so 'reward' isn't the best word. Let's say I'd like to thank you!

@ all: thank you so much for your lovely words, they are much appreciated.

@ tous : merci pour vos gentils mots, ils sont très appréciés.

Dave said...

Congratulations on your two years os showing us the delights of Versailles....and as beautiful as the cushion is I dont think its for me. Heres to many more years.

Winchester Daily Photos said...

Congratulations on 2 years, your photos are lovely!

Becky said...

What a great idea! And keep the years of gorgeous photos coming. :)

James said...

Congrats! You've had a great two years and I hope to see many more!

I don't want to participate in the drawing. :)

Sharon Van Lieu said...

Woohoo!!! 2 years - Congratulations Ciel in having such a beautiful and interesting blog. I always look forward to your posts.

How cool is this drawing!!

Sharon

Magpie said...

Happy Birthday to your blog! I've missed a couple of posts. The weekends are so busy for me. Keep blogging!

Leif Hagen said...

Last but not least, I send you my warmest congratulations on your CDP blog 2nd anniversary! We're all looking forward to your next 2 years of photo!
Tres bien fait, Cieldequimper!

Chuck Pefley said...

Well, Congratulations, Ciel!! And to think you keep at least one other blog going, too. Happy Birthday.

You can deliver my prize in person next time you're in Seattle -:)))

Diane said...

I would love to enter - I hope I aam not too late!! I feel as if its an aomen as my birthday is 10th September and we went to Versailles in 2009 for my 50th birthday!! (although we didnt get until October!) xxxx

Francisca said...

Okay, whether I beat the deadline or not, I heartily congratulate you on your second anniversary, Ciel... I know it takes a lot of work and dedication to keep a CDP blog going and yours has been a joy to follow. Not only for your lovely photos and informative posts, but for your fun and caring personality that shines through. And so tell me, where do you find the time to photograph, blog, travel, work AND sew!?! You must be superwoman! :-) You'll be mailing me that lovely pillow cover without the pillow, right? ;-)

brattcat said...

Happy, happy anniversary! I'd love to watch you transfer the image from digital format to fabric. I'll toast to VDP tonight.

Olivier said...

bon ben alors, qui a gagné le coussin ?

Tash said...

Congratulations on fabulous 2 years! How nice of you to offer a gift to mark the event. You did a lovely job sewing the cushion.