Monday, January 30, 2012

A Valentine giveaway

We all remember giving and receiving sweet little Valentines when we were in grade school.....they were such innocent times.  I remember sitting down with my Mother and her very patiently helping me to write each name of my classmates on the envelopes.  When we came to someone who I wasn't too thrilled with, her explaining that Valentines day just isn't for the ones we love, but for those who need our love too.  I didn't understand it then but I do now.  

In honor of Valentines Day and in celebration of our one year anniversary of inviting Vallie into our home, I am giving away this beautiful Shepherd's Bush sachet.  I have stitched the design in Gloriana Silks and it's been filled with rice mixed with lavender crystals that offers the sweetest smell.  Around the outside, I have sewn on the palest of pink beads and the bow is pink and gold silk ribbon.  You will receive the sachet plus all kinds of Valentine's Day goodies....chocolate maybe?  
To enter my giveaway just comment on this post only...oh and you must be a follower.  If you want a second chance to win, post another comment with the name of your blog and where you have posted about this giveaway.  I will use the random number generator next Saturday so that the winner receives their prize package before Valentine's Day.
Blessings as always,
Barbara
(and good luck)

94 comments:

Bekca said...

That's such a lovely way of thinking of Valentine's Day, it really made me smile.
Please enter my name in the giveaway, this stitched piece is gorgeous.
Thank you so much.

butterfly said...

Happy Valentine, Please I Would love to enter your giveaway Barbara , always love your stitching and beautiful blog.

Raven/Missy said...

What a gorgeous sachet! Your stitching and finishing are beautiful!

Please add me to the giveaway. Thank you!

Raven/Missy said...

I posted about the giveaway at: http://raven-stitches.blogspot.com/2012/01/valentines-giveaway.html

MoonBeam said...

Barbara, what a nice Val gift. You did a beautiful job stitching...and the hard part...finishing it. And topped off by a fancy double bow... really gives it a special feel.

Bobbi

Charity said...

It is truly a beautiful Valentines package.

Diane said...

Once again this is stunning and I would love to be selected for this gift.
Diane

gracie said...

I would love the opportunity to win this valentine....
my blog is
needlespinsanddragonflies.blogspot.com/

cucki said...

aww it is truly a very sweet gift..
Please count me in :)
Thank you
Love cucki

ska_manu said...

Hello Barbara!
This is a nice idea and a very nice giveaway.
Hugs
Manuela from Austria
(Sticklounge)

~*Shar*~ said...

Thanks for the memory about Valentines when we were kids; I remember doing just that. Please enter me in your giveaway...I LOVE this cute pillow and who doesn't love chocolate??lol

Hugs, Shar

missy said...

Thank you so much for the chance at winning that beautiful SB Sachet.

Hugs
-missy-

Carolyn said...

Ohhh Shepherd's Bush! I can't believe I've never seen this one, but it's adorable. Of course your stitching and finishing (with that perfect signature bow!) is awesome. I must enter...just because. :0)

Oh, and of course I'm a follower. :0)

Carol R said...

Beautiful giveaway. Please enter me into your draw - I am a longtime follower!

ChrisG said...

Barbara, this is a lovely little gift. I have let others know about it on my blog: Fugue-Chrisg.blogspot .com. I'd like a chance (or two) to win this lovely sachet! Thank you!

Dawn said...

It is so pretty! I would love the opportunity to participate in the giveaway.

thank you!

CalamityJr said...

Oh, that's beautiful! Please include me in your drawing; I'd be thrilled to own something stitched by you!

Carol Stuck said...

I love the stitched sachet. It is really very delicate and beautiful. I would be delighted to be entered for a chance to win.

Valentine hugs!
Carol

Teresa S. said...

The sachet is so pretty! Please throw my name in for the giveaway. I am a follower.

Teresa S. said...

I am posting about your giveaway on the sidebar of my blog
atwillowtreepond.blogspot.com

Kate said...

What a lovely way your Mother thought about Valentines. Gorgeous giveaway.

Linda said...

Hi Barb! Another generous give-a-way on your part, you are just wonderful!! Please enter me n this drawing. I remember those Valentine's cards, and all the excitement of making your "mailbox" to put them in. I hadn't thought of all that in years! On my side, all is well here, treatment is over, yeah me!, and life is moving on. I started on my Abby Rhodes a week or so ago, with the beautiful Gloriana thread, and it's gorgeous! I'll be sure to send you pics when I get it done. Thanks again, Linda

Deborah said...

What a beautiful sachet! I would love a chance to win it.

Redrodi56 said...

Loved the trip down memory lane w/ the Valentines story - your Mom was so insightful and now I see where you got your generous nature. I would love to be entered into your draw - SB is my favorite designer and you are my favorite stitcher - it's a win win combination. Sadly I have no blog but it only takes one entry to win right? Happy first anniversary to Vallie!

Phyllis said...

I would love to enter your lovely giveaway! The Shepherd's Bush sachet is just so pretty!

Donna G. said...

Beautiful cross-stitch! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

Donna G. said...

I just blogged about your giveaway at www.cardsbydruth.blogspot.com

Thanks!

Nancy said...

Sounds like you had a wise and loving mother! Please enter me in your giveaway!

Kay said...

Beautiful!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

What a sweet Valentine Heart, I'd love to be in the draw.
We never had that tradition of sending cards to the whole class in England. Instead my Dad would sneak out the back door, ring the front doorbell then act all surprised at the box of chocolates left on the doorstep.

Catherine said...

Oh so sweet! Please do count me in!

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

Hi, Barb:

What a gorgeous sachet. You put so much time into making it, I can tell.
I'd love a chance to have your
giveaway.
Hugs,
Susan

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

Hi, Barb

I did a post on my blog about your beautiful giveaway. I don't know how to put clickable links in comments but this is the blog post:
http://glenoaksprimitives.blogspot.com/2012/01/valentine-giveaway-on-to-stitch-or-not.html
Thanks,
Susan

Jennifer Gail said...

I wish I had kept all my old Valentines. thanks

Krista said...

What a beautiful finish, and so nice of you to do a giveaway! Please count me in, I would love a chance to win your giveaway.

Krista said...

Hi again Barbara... I also just posted your giveaway link on my blog post... www.juststitchingalong.blogspot.com Have a lovely day!

Renee G said...

this is gorgeous. I follow as Renee G on GFC.
rsgrandinetti@yahoo(dot)com

Tatkis said...

You are so kind! Thank you for the giveaway, this sachet is lovely!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Kimberly R. said...

I would love to enter for your lovely Valentine giveaway and I am a follower :)
Thank you!
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

Marilyn said...

Oh, that is sooooooo pretty.
And finished so beautifully.
Please enter me.
Thanks!
Marilyn

Mouse said...

ooooo would love to be in with a chance to win this ... absolutely gorgeous and oooo happy paws day to Vallie hope she has a good day :) love mouse xxxx

Ruth said...

Such a beautiful gift for a giveaway Barbara and I'd love the chance to enter your giveaway.

Ruthxx

Danielle said...

Please enter me in the giveaway. I love, love, love Shepherds Bush. Great finish on this one. I already feel calmer smelling the lavender. LOL.

Vickie Niggemann said...

Beautiful gift. I love pink and chocolate! Love Vallie too!♥ Please count me in. :)

blueladie said...

What a wonderful giveaway. I believe stitchy finishes are the best in the whole world. Please enter me. I am a follower. :) Cathryn (blueladie at hotmail dot com)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How precious! I would be thrilled to win this beautiful stitchery! Thank you! I'm a new follower! ♥

maddyrose said...

This little sachet is lovely and a wonderful gift. I will gladly place mention of your giveaway on the side bar at http://santaandthemrs.blogspot.com/

Tanyusha said...

Please enter my name in the giveaway.
Thank you so much.

Tanyusha said...

The link is on the right panel http://ytanyusha.blogspot.com/

dixiesamplar said...

I would love to be included in your giveaway!! Such a lovely Valentine goodie...

dixiesamplar said...

I have posted your giveaway on my blog as well.

Kim said...

I have become a follower and would like to be included in the giveaway. I took many years off from cross stitch, raising children and working full time. Now I am back at it and wonder what took me so long!
Kim

Mary Joan said...

Oh, I love your little Shepherd's Bush Sachet. Please count me into your draw.

Mary Joan
http://maryjoanstitching.blogspot.com/

Mary Joan said...

I have also posted your giveaway on the sidebar of my blog.

Mary Joan
http://maryjoanstitching.blogspot.com/

Lelia said...

beautiful stitching! What a delightful Shep Bush heart --- wonderful finish.

Please include my name, too

valerie said...

What a pretty sachet! And so perfect for Valentine's Day! I would love a chance at your generous giveaway! Thank you. :)

Bridgette Friedman said...

I am a follower! Please add my name to the draw.

Bridgette Friedman said...

I also blogged it at stitchsavelive.blogspot.com

Denise said...

Oh beautiful new things added to your give away! Will be posting this on my sidebar - and I'm a follower! Could you please add my name to your hat?

lynda said...

What a beautiful piece! I would love to be included in your giveaway. Thank you!

Autumn said...

I'd love an entry! I now follow. THANK YOU

lynda said...

I've just added your giveaway to my blog..
http://acozylittleplaceforstitching.blogspot.com

Thanks again!

Carol said...

I think those times in grade school decorating our little Valentine's Day "mailboxes" and receiving those cute and corny cards were some of my favorites...

I'd love to enter your sweet giveaway, Barbara--thanks for the chance :)

shazzump said...

I would love to have my name entered in the giveaway. I'll admit to thinking about all those cute little valentines from when I was a kid

shazzump said...

hi again just letting you know that I posted your giveaway in my blog link is here

http://shazzump.blogspot.com/2012/01/stitchy-valentine-giveaway.html

Patty C. said...

GORGEOUS
I would cherish it always.
what a lovely gift ;)

DebrafromMD said...

I just signed up to be a follower so I can have a chance at this lovely prize. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win.

RuthB said...

And a Happy Valentine's season to you as well. I'd be honored to enter you giveaway... possibly it can inspire me to get some projects done and do some giving away myself.

Paisley said...

What a beautiful sachet! I love the scent of lavender! Please include me in your giveaway! I subscribe to your blog but will make sure I am officially following too.

katedoyle86@gmail.com said...

I hope I am officially a follower. I follow your blog through Google reader and Blogger says I'm following your blog. I'd love to be included in your giveaway! Thanks for brightening all of our days with stitching :)

Kate

Wagapapa said...

Hi Barbara! I'd like to be entered in your great giveaway. I'm an old follower.

Wagapapa said...

I have also posted your giveaway on my blog's sidebar: http://wagapapacreations.blogspot.com/
Have a good day!

jhm said...

What a great way to share Valentine's day with other stitchers. Thanks for the chance to win the lovely gift.

JHM
http://needleworkerssamplings.blogspot.com/

Carol S said...

I'm a heart kinda girl, so Valentines Day is one of my favorite holidays! Please enter me in your giveaway. Happy Valentines Day!

mckinney37397 said...

please enter me in your valentine drawing-great giveaway

Ellen said...

Beautiful sachet! Love to join your giveaway, thank you for the chance!

Happy Valentine!

Hugs,

Stitching Cat said...

Barbara, what a gorgeous finish! So sweet for Valentine's Day. Please enter me in the give-away. I am a follower and envious of your beautiful work.

Stitching Cat said...

Barbara, I just posted about your giveaway on my blog - http://cattailsneedle.blogspot.com/

Simple Pleasure said...

Barbara
I vividly remember the school day Valentines...I remember how honored I felt to be chosen as one of decorators of the Valentine Mailbox! I really wish I had saved those Valentine cards...now I "rebuy" them on Ebay...LOL.
Please enter me in your lovely giveaway!
Happy Valentine's Day to you and yours.
Busy Hands...Happy Heart
Patricia

Deb said...

I would love to be entered into your giveaway. I'm new to your blog but will definitely be coming back. I love the pieces that you have in progress and your previous ones.

Thoeria said...

I just realised that I forgot to comment here too :) Would love to be included in your generous giveaway please :)

Stitching Noni said...

What a lovely design and the way that you have finished the sachet is beautiful. Please include me in your lovely giveaway - thank you :o)

http://firefliescatsinthegarden.blogspot.com.au/

Stitching Noni said...

Hi Barbara, I have now put a link to your giveaway on my sidebar

http://firefliescatsinthegarden.blogspot.com.au/

Chris said...

Happy Valentine's Day!
Please throw my name in the hat for a chance at this wonderful giveaway.

wickedfaerie said...

What a lovely giveaway. I am a new follower, please enter me.

Thanks
Sue

wickedfaerie13@gmail.com

wickedfaerie said...

I am posting your giveaway on my blog sidebar too.

Sue

wickedfaerie13@gmail.com

Terri said...

I love, love, LOVE your stitching! Please enter me into your drawing. I've been a follower for a short while now, I think.

tpatterson1961@gmail.com
www.rosystitches.blogspot.com

angel lynn karing said...

I love your stitches Barbara! You are very talented!! Valentines Day is my bday! Thanks for the chance to win Prim Blessings Angel@angelbugprims

Rosa said...

May I enter also please!!Lovely stitching!!!

Sarah said...

What a lovely thought Barbara, I would love to enter!

Sarah said...

I'll also post your giveaway on my blog sidebar! You can find my blog through my profile

Lynn said...

Hello Barbara! This is my first to your blog but it definitely won't be my last. I followed the link from another blog and I'm thrilled to have found your wonderful stitching! Your Huswife stitch is gorgeous!
I have added my name as a follower and would love to be included in your giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity!

Katherines Corner said...

beautiful! Thank you for the opportunity to enter. I hope you will stop by Katherines corner and enter my giveaway too! Hugs!

Hillcresthome Prims said...

Hi Barbara, I love your Valentine giveaway!
I am a follower of your blog and I would love to enter in this FABULOUS giveaway you are having. I don't stitch and your stitching is beautiful.
Thank you for having this wonderful giveaway!

Happy Stitching,
Tricia