Saturday, July 10, 2010

Egads it is time for a Giveaway!!

I always have such good intentions of posting, but time gets away from me, so again, my apologies for not checking in sooner, and especially for not visiting your blogs! I really miss reading all that you are up to! I hope to get to visit very soon! In the meantime, my summer has been a busy one! My father was very ill, and he was in and out of the hospital for the better part of six weeks, but fortunately, he is on the mend now! My mother is now experiencing some health issues, but you know, when you still have your parents with you, and they are well into their 80's, health issues are to be expected! A burden, but the blessing of having them still, far outweighs any inconvenience!

I really didn't mean to get into all of that, but thanks for giving me your 'ears'!

My precious granddaughter had her first birthday on July 2, 2010! And I want to have a giveaway to celebrate her first birthday! This is what I am offering, a Vera Bradley cosmetic bag, which if you didn't know already, makes a great 'pack and carry bag' for those stitching gadgets! I have stuffed it with silks, fabric, scissors and other sweets for stitchers! Here is a pic of the bag and it's contents:

And another angle:

And a pic of my beautiful, precious and happy granddaughter, Alexandra Catherine, that I affectionately call Allie Bug, on the morning of her birthday:

I have been stitching...not alot, but do have some things to share, and I will do that asap! I miss sharing my stitching with you all!

For the giveaway, please post to this thread, and if you are not already a follower, please follow! Also if you care to post about this giveaway on your personal blog, and that would be great, please leave two comments on this post, so it will be easier for me to 'count'! And do so no later then July 17, 2010! I will post the winner on July 18, 2010! Best of luck, I know you will enjoy the goodies!!

Until next time, I remain forever grateful for your posts!!

Love, Jan

FYI, I am having another great giveaway over at my design blog: Tree of Life Samplings Be sure to visit and have a look-see!

Also, my friend Deb from The Thread Gatherer is having a wonderful giveaway, as well! Be sure and visit! Click on the link to get to her blog!

159 comments:

Jennifer said...

What a lovely giveaway! I would love to be included! I will blog on your giveaway and I will return with a second comment so that you know it has been done.
Thanks!

Natasha said...

What a wonderful giveaway.I would love to be included in this giveaway. Thank you I will also leave a second comment when I post about this on my blog

Wow, one whole year flew by already. She sure is a cutie :) Enjoy her!!

Teresa S. said...

My grandson just turned 5--the years really fly by! Enjoy Allie bug!
Please include me in your drawing and I am heading over to my blog right now to post about it.

Kim said...

OMGOsh Jan...your Allie Bug is so adorable!!! She always has been, and I love that pic! Hope all is well with the parents! I'd love to be entered in your drawing. So glad you're back! {{hugs}}

Raven/Missy said...

Happy Birthday to your granddaughter! She is adorable! Love those beautiful eyes of hers!

Please add me to your give away I would greatly appreciate it. :)

Natasha said...

Okay I posted a link to my blog, but I am also going to add your desing blog on a link becasue your designs are so wonderful :) I am glad you decided to take up your passion and start designing.
THank you
Natasha

Teresa S. said...

Your giveaway is now up on my blog--I hope you have a great response! Stop by when you get a chance.

Beth N. said...

What a lovely giveaway. I read your blog all the time,but I just became an official follower today. Thanks for the fun reading. Please enter me into your giveaway. Beth N. (Stormybrew57@aol.com)

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

What an awesome giveaway! I so would love trying to stitch with these fibers!!!! WOW!

Please include me in your drawing. I am a follower. Thank you so much for the opportunity to join in on the fun.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALEXANDRA!!

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

I have posted on my blog about your giveaway!

Thank you!!

Catherine said...

I declare her the cutest little bug I have ever seen!! Happy Birthday to Allie Bug!

What a fantastic give-away! You are very generous and I'd love to have a chance to give those wonderful goodies a new home!

Thanks!

valerie said...

Wow, it's been a year already!? Happy birthday to AllieBug! What a wonderful giveaway. I would love a chance to win. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Allie Bug is a cutie! Hard to believe she is a year old! Hope your Dad continues to mend and hope your Mom's health issues resolve themselves soon!

Robin

armytbonegirl said...

What an awesome give-away!! Allie Bug is adorable. I love her little grin.

Margaret said...

What a wonderful giveaway! Thank you! Your Allie is just soo amazingly adorable! Happy belated birthday to her!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the chance to win your generous giveaway! Best wishes for your folks health issues.
Lancy
ruddfam@cableone.net

Tracy J said...

What a generous offering. I would like to be included in this giveaway.

Bronny said...

Thank you for this chance to enter such a generous giveaway. Happy birthday to Allie-Bug too! What a lovely lot of hair, and such sparkly eyes too!

Faye said...

Oh Jan...how sweet to have a giveaway to celebrate the first birthday!! Count me in for sure,.YOu were one of the first blogs I started following and
always look for your posts!!

Again, congrats!!! Faye

Faye said...

I am a follower of course!!! Thanks again Jan!! Faye

Daffycat said...

Happy 1st birthday to Allie, Jan!

Awesome giveaway ~ enter me please! I am a follower from way back!

Theresa said...

Awww~~ Allie is adorable!!!! Happy 1st birthday!!!!

What a fabulous giveaway!!!!! Thank you for hosting it!!!!

pam1228 said...

Oh Allie Bug is soooooo cute! Happy Birthday little one. This is the greatest giveaway! Please enter me for a chance. Thank you!

Theresa said...

I've also posted a link on my blog!!!! Thanks again~~~~

Loraine said...

What a fabulous giveaway! Someone is going to be very lucky!
So good to hear from you. I can't believe your little Ally bug is a year! My how time flies. She is darling.
Have a great day!

Paula C. said...

What an amazing give-away! I added my name to your followers list and had you already on my reader =) Wishing a belated Happy Birthday to your granddaughter. She's adorable! I am impatiently waiting for grandchildren of my own =) my email address is in my profile. Check my blog soon, as I am also planning a very belated give-away and would love to have you sign up =)

Brenda said...

She is such a cutie, what a fun way to celebrate her birthday. I hope you have many peaceful designing/stitching hours in the midst of your family worries and responsibilities.

Lisa V said...

The photo of Allie Bug is just the cutest!
I would love to be included in your draw. Many Thanks
LISA V

JOLENE said...

So good to see a post from you Jan. Your Little Bug Allie is growing up so fast, I guess one can say time really does fly when you're the cutest "little bug" with wings of an angel!!! How sweet of you to offer a birthday giveaway in her honor. Wishing you some relaxation in these hot, lazy summer days. Smiles....

Deb said...

Jan - I'm so happy to see you post. I've missed you. I'm so sorry to hear about your parents, but I'm glad that your father is on the mend and hope that you mom's health improves.

Don't enter me into your giveaway because I've already won something from you. I just want to say Hi - I've missed you!!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Add me to the list of those so happy to see a post from you, Jan! Sounds like you have had a very busy summer. I'm sorry your parents have had some health issues but I now they are blessed to have you there.

Allie is so cute and I know how much you must be enjoying her! Happy Belated Birthday, Allie!

I would love to be entered in your very generous drawing!

Thanks, Jan!!

Paula said...

Your granddaughter is beautiful!

Thanks for the opportunity.

Paula
teacher@amaonline.com

Lynn said...

Your Allie Bug is a real cutie! How can you resist that smile?!
Please include me in your draw, I'm a regular follower.
Some lucky person is going to receive a fantastic package. Thanks for the generous offer!

Blyn said...

Allie Bug! so adorable. Happy 1st Birthday! Love your blog and glad to hear from you again! Thanks for the great giveaway!

sharona said...

I am also a follower of GOD!
A follower of you also. What a GREAT give away. i am so glad tou are following your dreams and got there. I don't have a blog but belong to yahoo groups i will post on them. I love following your blog.
Thanks for letting me in on such a wonderful giveaway.
ftsharona4@yahoo.com

Kathy A. said...

Oh congratulations to your beautiful granddaughter on her first birthday.
My grandchildren are the great loves of my life.
I have become a follower and would love to be entered in your very generous giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity.
drewsgrands@hotmail.com

Kat said...

What a generous giveaway! I'd would love to be included ! Thanks for the chance!

~Kat

Jill said...

I would love to enter your most generous giveaway. Thanks.

Kathy said...

What a great way to celebrate adorable Allie's birthday! I love that VB bag and all the goodies.

lynda said...

What a precious little girl!
Please add my name to your giveaway!
Thank you!

Pike said...

Congrats to Aliie, what a cutie! And a great giveaway, I'd like to be included.

Pirjo from Finland

Nina said...

Aaaaah, whatt an awesome giveaway!! I'd liek to be entered :) Many thanks, Jan!

Happy birthday to Allie :))

PS: I'm already your follower :)

Nina said...

I've put the pic with link to my blog sidebar :)

Alice said...

Allie Bug is still the cutest happiest little girl a grandmother could hope for. Happy Birthday little Allie. What a great giveaway Jan. Please enter me for a chance to win all the fabulous goodies.
Alice
xxx

Candace said...

Allie is adorable. Praying for your parents.

Nancy said...

Happy 1st Birthday to Allie Bug! What a cutie patootie! Gretchen will have her first birthday at the end of this month.

Sorry your parents haven't been feeling well, and I hope they both feel better soon.

Your giveaway is a wonderful one, and I would love to be included in your drawing!

Lisa said...

Happy Birthday to Allie...and prayers for your parents and you. I know what you are saying about the mixed blessings - but the positive does out weigh all the worries!
Please enter me in your drawing - lots of beautiful and amazing things listed & showing.
Thank you...and take care.
Lisa

Lynn said...

I hope your granddaughter had a great day.
Great giveaway. Please enter me. I have read your blog for awhile but just became a follower today.
codocat@yahoo.com

Littlebit said...

I just don't seem to have the knack for winning a giveaway, but what a nice one this is. Um..does the little Allie Bug come with it? :)

SocksAndMittens said...

What a lovely giveaway, I would love to be included! Following you and I will post a link to the post on my blog later

Kim R. said...

Happy Birthday to your beautiful granddaughter!!
I am following and I'd love a chance to enter your wonderful giveaway - Thanks :)
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

CalamityJr said...

What a beautiful give-away, but not nearly as sweet and adorable as your granddaughter! I don't have a blog of my own, so one entry will have to do - but that's all it takes, right!?

Mary Jane
calamityjr@sbcglobal.net

Susan said...

Hard to believe that Allie is a year old. What a cutie!

Would love to be entered in your giveaway!

Sadie said...

What an adorable birthday girl! So cute :-)
Please count me in for your amazing giveaway, I'm a follower :-)

Sadie said...

I've also put a link back here on my own blog :-)

Diana said...

Aren't grandchildren wonderful? They seem to grow up so fast.
That is a great giveaway you are having. I just became a follower and would like to join in the fun!

Siobhan said...

What a fantastic giveaway, Jan! Wow!

I can't believe Allie Bug is a year old already. She is such a cutie!!

Your parents are in my prayers. Big hugs.

MyLifesAStitch said...

So glad to see a post from you, Jan! I'm sorry to hear your parents are having health troubles, and know that even though it's to be expected at their age, it is still a trial - the Refiner's Fire at work. :) Many prayers for you and them!!

Your dear Alexandra is such a cutie! A blessing to you, I'm sure! Happy birthday to her!!

Please do enter me in your giveaway! It looks like quite a bag of goodies!

MyLifesAStitch said...

And, I'll be posting about your giveaway in my next post (typing as soon as I complete my belated comments) for a second chance to win. Thanks!

Ellen said...

Happy Birthday Allie Bug, you are so sweet!

What a great giveaway, please count me in.

Hugs,

Jackie said...

Happy Belated Birthday to your granddaughter! She is just precious.

I'd love to be entered into your generous giveaway!

Tracy in TN said...

What a nice giveaway! Happy belated birthday to your granddaughter.

Tracy in TN said...

Oh and I would post to my blog, but I don't blog, just follow everyone else!

Katrina said...

It's so nice to see you post!!!! Happy birthday to your dear granddaughter, what a cutie pie.

Hope your parents are doing okay.

Carolyn NC said...

Please include me in your giveaway. Your pic of your Allie Bug is just adorable. Doesn't she look excited!
Sorry to hear about your parents, but I'm glad your father is doing better. Hope your mom improves. I still have my mom (almost 90) and it's just as you say. You hate to see them have health issues, but it's not that surprising considering their ages. And yes, the blessing is far greater that they're still with us. Hugs.
PS - love the music. :)

Edit said...

First of all, I hope your parents are better and I wish happy birthday to your granddaughter!

This giveaway is really fantastic! I am already your follower an would like to be entered to the draw :)

Edit said...

And I have also put to my blog the image of your giveaway with a link to your blog.

The address is: http://fuggosegeim.blogspot.com/

Have a great week!
Edit

Conny said...

Such a lovely, cute girl, your granddaugher. Congrats on her birthday. What a great giveaway, please enter me in your drawing. Thanks!

Laura said...

Happy belated birthday to Alexandra. Too cute! I would love to be entered in your generous giveaway.

Marjorie said...

What a great giveaway! Please count me in (I am a follower already) and happy belated birthday to your granddaughter!

Kate said...

Oh, my gosh!! Such a great give away. Congratulations to you on a beautiful Granddaughter.

Kate said...

I will post on my blog. crazypurplemom.blogspot.com

The Shabby Stitcher said...

Happy Birthday adorable Allie! What an amazing giveaway! Please enter me in your drawing.

The Shabby Stitcher said...

A picture with a link to your giveaway is on my blog's sidebar!:)

Peggy Lee said...

I am keeping you and your family in my prayers.
I would love to be entered in your generous giveaway. I am a follower.

Peggy Lee said...

I have put a picture with a link on my blog!
Good luck to all.

Mary Beth said...

Please count me in for the give-away, Jan. Thanx!

Allie is such a cute little pixie! Can't help but smile when I see that face!

Mary Beth said...

I've made a blog post including your give-aways!

Patty C. said...

Count me in for the giveaway :)
I am a new follower
Beautiful Granddaughter !!!

Wonderful pictures

Patty C. said...

I have posted your giveaway in the sidebar of my blog
(pccrafty.blogspot.com)
I will be announcing a giveaway this week

Suzanne said...

Your grand daughter is so cute and has grown so much. Please enter me into your draw. Thank you for the generous giveaway.

Es said...

Your granddaughter is beautiful! Please wish her a happy birthday. The time just goes so quickly doesn't it?

Thanks for hosting such a generous giveaway - I'd very much like to be included :) I'm a new follower.

I'll post about it on my blog and come back to re-comment once I've done it :)

Es said...

Just letting you know I've posted about this on my blog here :)

D@isy said...

Hello,
First congratulations to your granddaughter for her birthday, this wonderful gift, I would like to participate
Thanks for the opportunity.

Kiss

D@isy said...

In the sidebar of my blog I posted your drawing.

Thanks

Daisy

Sheila said...

Congrats and a belated Happy Birthday to your little granddaughter. I would love a chance at your beautiful give away.

Sheila said...

I posted on the sidebar on my blog.

fili e colori said...

Please add me to your give away.

Happy birthday to Alexandra, She is adorable.

Kiss,
Silvia.

stitcheranon said...

NO way! A year already! Blimey. that means I have been following your blog for a year as well: I have just started the 'With My Needle' which I won at your grandaughters birth giveaway! Please enter me for this one, and I will post it on my blog of course, but I will only enter this one time as I won the last one and do not want to seem greedy.
Your grandaughter is of course, still absolutley beautiful and obviously the apple of your eye!

fili e colori said...

I have posted on my blog.

Carol said...

Happy belated birthday to your precious granddaughter! Isn't it amazing how quickly a year flies by?

What a wonderful giveaway--I would love to be included... Thanks for the chance :)

Cole said...

Happy Birthday to your granddaughter! Thank you for sharing her day with us! :)

Cole said...

I've posted a link on my sidebar too, thanks for the chance!

lenna said...

Would love to win this wonderful give away please include me. I will post on my blog about this and come back to let you know. Darling, precious granddaughter ~ love her smile.
God Bless ~
Lenna

Sherry said...

well, I'm a new follower now! How cool is your blog...and how cool is your giveaway and most of all, how cool is your granddaughter. Having a teen in my house, I can only imagine a grandchild is much more fun - but not right now! Would love to win your giveaway

Sherry said...

posting a note of your giveaway on my sidebar...thanks for the second chance...

Robin said...

Please include me....I am a new follower
Robin
http://stitchingwitch.blogspot.com/

Robin said...

Thanks for a second chance.....I posted your giveaway on my blog.
Robin
http://stitchingwitch.blogspot.com/

Kozi said...

Hi,
What a great giveaway! Now I am a follower.
All the best,
Kozi

Kozi said...

And for a second chance, I put your giveaway on my blog.
Thank your for the chance!
LOL
Kozi
www.kozi-keresztszemes.blogspot.com

Skorpiocska said...

Healing to your mom and dad. Happy birthday to the child. Very nice gift offered!

~*~MaeMae~*~ said...

happy birthday to your grand daughter

please add me to the giveaway?

Julie M said...

Happy belated birthday to your Grand daughter! what a cutie!

I'm a follower now, what a great giveaway! Would love to be entered!

Kttycat said...

Hi. I'm a new follower. Your so sweet to give away such a nice package. Your granddaughter is as cute as a bug!

Kttycat said...

I have also posted on my blog about your giveaway.

natalyK said...

What a beautiful way to celebrate your grand daughter's first b-day. She looks precious. I would love to be included in your give-away

natalyK said...

I have posted about your giveaway on my blog.

Parsley said...

How fun! I'd love to be entered in your giveaway. Thank you.

I follow now and look forward to more blogging adventures with you.

I am having a stitchy giveaway too. Check it out if you want.

Parsley said...

I have posted about your giveaway on my side bar for the extra entries.

Thanks!

Karoline said...

Sorry to hear about your parents health issues. Your Allie-bug is a real cutie :)

I'd love to be included in your giveaway.

Patti said...

Your little Allie Bug is just gorgeous. It doesn't seem like a year but I guess it is since my Oliver is a year on August 4.

Your giveaway is to die for and I would just love to win it more than anything else. Okay not more than anything else. But almost! The anything else would be hugs from my grandchildren that I love more than life itself, but almost more.

Congrats and Lots and lots of love

Patti xxx

Patti said...

I have posted news of your giveaway, reluctantly, on my blog.
Love
Patti xxx

Niina said...

Hi! You have super giveaway!
Please count me in this too!

Niina said...

Hi, added this to my blog. So now I keep my fingers crossed :)

Bridgette said...

I am a new follower and you have a wonderful blog.

Deborah said...

I would love to be entered in your drawing. Your granddaughter is precious

Deborah said...

I have posted your drawing on my blog.

Bridgette said...

I have blogged about your generous giveaway at ~Stitch~Save~Live~
Thanks for the chance at the stash!!

Mel said...

wow, that is an incredible bag of stuff.

I would love to be entered.

Crystal said...

A happy belated Birthday to your Allie Bug she is a cutie. what a generous wonderful give away your hosting

Xeyedmary said...

I would love to be entered in your give-away- I don't have any Vera Bradley.
Thanks!

Xeyedmary said...

I have posted about your contest on my blog- thanks again!

Sew a Fine Seam said...

What a wonderful giveaway. I began following your blog today!

kmaurer said...

Thanks for offering such a great giveaway. I'm new to your blog; was directed here from Yet Another XCrazy Blog.

I can't wait to see more of your designs.

Phyllis said...

I, too, would love to be included in your Vera Bradley give away. I'm new to this blog having been directed here by a friend. So far I like what I see.

sharona said...

This is my second message. i hope that is what you meant by leaving 2 messages easier for you to read.
i still love your blog and would like to be entered
Thanks Sharon
ftsharona4@yahoo.com

Rosita said...

Happy Birthday to your granddaughter
Generous giveaway! I would love to be entered in your drawing.
I'm a new follower

Rosita said...

I posted your Giveaway in my blog sidebar

Thanks!


rosay36@gmail.com

Zlata said...

What a wonderful giveaway!I would love to be included in this giveaway!!!

susan k said...

What a great giveaway! I am new to the blogging world for stitching and will be including it in my list of new "old" hobbies.

Susan said...

I am back from my poor neglected blog, thanks for the kick in the pants to post and to update to include my "new" love of cross stitch.

mariaerba said...

thank you for the opportunity...
wonderfuk giveaway ;O)
ciao Maria

TinaTx said...

What a great giveaway!
And what a cutie patotie! Hope she had a wonderful birthday!Time does seem to get the best of us, doesn't it?

Babs said...

What a wonderfull give away, count me in please.

Lots of love, babs

Carol R said...

Happy birthday to a sweet little girl!
Lovely giveaway - please enter me into the draw.

Kathy said...

I posted a link on my blog.

Youclan said...

What a lovely giveaway!! I post info in my blog: http://youclan.blogspot.com/
I hope get this sweety candy!
Please add me to your give away.
And Happy Birthday to your granddaughter! She is so beautyfull!

Sherry said...

I don't know if I am on time for the giveaway or not but if so, please add my name. I hope your parents health issues are minor. I know how hard it is to worry about parents when they begin to age. Happy Birthday to your sweet granddaughter.

Lisa Clarke said...

Hi! Please add my name to your giveaway! Love this blog! Just became a follower
My Best,
Lisa C

Lisa Clarke said...

Just posted your giveaway on my blog! What fun!!
Lisa C.

Susan said...

What a wonderful giveaway!! Please enter me!

My little also turned 2 in June, she is so much fun, I can't wait to stitch with her one day!

Suzie

Barbeeque4 said...

What a super Give Away - please throw my name into the mix!! Allie Bug is just adorable!!!!

thx - edgar

Cyndi Harris ~ said...

Hi Allie Bug is adorable! I've been a follower for a while now. I can relate to being busy. The days just seem to get away from us. I just love Vera Bradley bags! Such a nice giveaway! Thanks for being so generous.

Rambles of a Krafty Mind said...

I have just stumbled across your blog today and I am now a follower. What a lovely blog it is too. I would also love to take part in your giveaway. Happy Birthday Allie. I will also post another comment when I have added the giveaway to my blog. Thanks

Pilar said...

What a lovely giveaway! Please, enter me in your draw.

Pilar said...

I posted a link on my blog

Rambles of a Krafty Mind said...

Hi just thought I would pop by again to let you know that I have posted about your giveways (including the one on your design blog) on my blog.

Anonymous said...

Please enter me in your giveaway. Very nice..

Gladys Creativa said...

Hi! th giveaway is fantastis, I'd like to participate! ;)
Thank you very much!

Gladys Creativa said...

I'm your follower!!!

Sokol said...

What a wonderful giveaway.Please, enter me in your draw.

Anna W. said...

Happy Birthday to your grandaughter! My "baby's" 16th birthday is tomorrow the day of the drawing. Great way for mom to celebrate if I win!!

Anna W. said...

Hope I am doing this right as far as the second comment you ask for to join the giveaway. The Vera bag of goodies will come in handy for my vacation. I just ordered the hipster in this pattern for my travel and was looking for a matching bag to carry my small stitiching in.

pebbles57 said...

jAn:
I like your blog.
your beautiful granddaughter.
what beautiful gifts
congrats
laura
l.rguezmendoza @ gmail
sorry my english

Kimmie said...

I'm commenting.....and your grand-daughter is a cutie pie!!!! :0)

Kimmie said...

I'm commenting again..... :0)

I LOVE that bag!!!!!

angelasweby said...

What a gorgeous reason for a giveaway. That smile is going to melt hearts. Hope Allie Bug enjoyed her birthday.
Your giveaway is so exciting, please add my name to it.
Many thanks and good wishes Angela
john.sweby@btinternet.com

lenna said...

I posted on my blog about your giveaway rather a picture in my sidebar.
Thanks for this chance to win your lovely gift in honor of your little darling. What a smile ~ she is a cutie!
God Bless ~
Lenna

Anitras said...

A kiss from Spain.