Wednesday, August 2, 2017

In Retrospect #Giveaway

Howdy y'all! Crystal here and I can feel the excitement building for our birthday celebration.

There's nothing like milestones to make you want to look back and see how far you've come. When Jodie Wolfe and I collaborated to start this group blog, I had no idea we'd still be at it four years later. Our line up of contributors has changed some during the years (you'll be seeing a visit from one of our past members this month 😊), but we're still going strong.

Another great thing about birthday parties is a chance to step away from the norm and have a little fun. So...instead of a Woven Wednesday craft post or recipe, here's a bit of fun for y'all to get your name in the hat  for a kindle ebook by yours truly (winner's choice of title).

Below you'll see a list of our top 10 posts for the 4 years STT has been active. (Pay attention these are important!) To increase your chances of winning, you'll need to visit (or revisit) each one to track down letters to answer a riddle. You'll find the instructions in the Rafflecopter giveaway below. :)

Before you decide this isn't for me, there are other ways to enter the drawing besides answering the riddle. You can answer the following question in the comment section below:

What is your favorite (or one of your favorite) posts from your visits to Stitches Thru Time?

Have fun y'all!

Oh, here are the links to the top 10 posts thus far:
  1. A Visit with YA Author Lorilyn Roberts: Her books are award-winners! on June 24, 2016. 
  2. Customize a Bulletin Board to Coordinate with your space on Sept 18, 2013.
  3. Sit-Down with Sharon K Connell on Jan 28, 2017
  4. Introducing Colonial Author Amber Lynn Perry on Sept 24, 2016
  5. Peeking Into History by Guest Tanya Eavenson on Sept 8, 2015
  6. Author Interview and #Giveaway with Ruth Logan Herne on Feb 1, 2014
  7. Welcoming award-winning author Sarah Sundin! on July 16, 2016
  8. Fun Holiday Recipes on Dec 11, 2013
  9. Operation Typhoon on Jan 10, 2017
  10. Meet Amish Author Laura V. Hilton on April 22, 2017

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Don't forget every comment this month gets your name in the drawing for our Grand Birthday Prize and our Runner-Up Prizes giveaways!

Award-winning author, born-n-raised Texan, and member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Crystal L Barnes is the culprit behind the Marriage & Mayhem series and more. Accused of being quite the character at times, Crystal has performed in several plays, loves to sing Southern Gospel, and contributes to her church's worship team on a regular basis. When she's not writing, reading, or singing, Crystal enjoys exploring on road-trips, spending time with family, and watching old movies/sitcoms. I Love Lucy and Little House on the Prairie are two of her favorites.

Find out more and connect with Crystal at


  1. Post with Laura V. Hilton has been one of my favorites, along with meeting new authors and the inspirational Mondays. Actually, I have enjoyed every post since I discovered STT which is going on 2 years. Thank you for the riddle--now to take the name to discover the answer. Thank you, Crystal.

    1. Thank you so much for being such a faithful reader. Hope you have fun with the riddle. ;-)

  2. One of my favorite articles was Introducing Colonial Author Amber Lynn Perry on Sept 24, 2016.

    1. I detect a lover of historical fiction. ;-)
      Thanks for dropping by, Brenda!

  3. STT book birthdays is my favorite post.

    1. Hope it's given you some hints for your TBR list, Michelle. So glad you're here to celebrate with us.

  4. I am torn between choosing just one. I loved Peeking Into History because of my love for history and the interview with Ruth Ligan Herne was done before I had discovered STT. Thanks for letting us revisit!

    1. Thanks also for a fun contest. You challenged my brain cells!

    2. I guess you can have two favorites, Connie. ;-)
      Glad you enjoyed the challenge. I wanted to do something a little different.

  5. The post with Sarah Sundin is my favorite. Her novels are so well researched and so very interesting. She is a super nice person to get to know through interviews and emails!

    1. I've enjoyed Sarah's books as well. I've got one in my TBR pile right now.
      So glad you stopped in, Paula!

    2. Congratulations, Paula! You're our giveaway winner! Please use our "Contact Us" page to let us know which of my titles you'd like to receive as your prize. You'll find a list of my titles at or

      Thanks so much for participating!

  6. Happy birthday Stitches Thru Time! I loved the post featuring Amber Lynn Perry :)