Monday, August 29, 2011

TuSal, Remembering, and announcing a giveaway...

Yes, it is full moon again and I should be ashamed of my little ort contribution since last time. I have as many strands from linen as I do threads. Oh well, there's always September.
On this day in 2005, there was another storm and her name was Katrina. It hit my hometown on the gulf coast on the 29th which led to my Mother's death on Sept. 7th. So, as I watched the news of Irene, I kept remembering that other storm and the impact it had on me, and I thought of those in harm's way this time and prayed for their safety. God bless any and all of you who were impacted by this storm in any way.
OK! to the giveaway!
First up is Barb Adams & Alma Allen's new book "A Schoolgirl's Work, Samplers from the Spencer Museum of Art. The book is beautiful; the stories and pictures of old samplers and the 11 beautiful projects they added just for us.

Next up is the brand new Limited Addition Santa from Prairie Schooler. Kit is complete with thread and fabric, needle and never been opened. The 2004 Santa just happened to be one I have two of :)


Then, there is my favorite scissor/flower frog. It is one piece, no chips anywhere...the picture doesn't do it justice.

And what in the world is that little bit of stitching???? It's the hand stitched piece that comes with the package but that's all the stitching done on it so far. It's on a 40 ct. piece of Zwiegart solo  and it seemed to fit the fall just around the corner.

That's it for now. All you have to do is comment on this post only. If there is something in the package you don't want, just tell me and I'll draw another name. If you do want to post it on your blog, please do and tell me and I will add your name twice.


Oh yes, Shepherd's Bush Passion Fob kit was on the list and I forgot about it. It is a beautiful little kit brand new and sure to catch the eye of someone :) Also, the giveaway runs until September 12 with the drawing on the 13th.

I thought I'd celebrate 100 followers but it just didn't happen. Then I thought I'd celebrate blogaversary, same thing, then birthday and good news on hubby, same thing, 46th anniversary, nope. So, this giveaway is in honor of my Mother.....how's that? She was unique, and maybe there's something in this package unique. I'm known to throw little stuff in when I'm packaging up. Giving is the most fun!!!
bye for now,
Babs

59 comments:

lynda said...

What a wonderful giveaway Babs! You and your family have had quite a year, and it is very thoughtful of you to do this. I would love a chance to win! I already have the PS kit though, so if I am chosen, please have another drawing for that. Life has been very hectic around here and I have missed posting a lot...maybe once we get through the summer I will have more time. Thinking of you and your family often...hugs

Linda said...

Hi Babs, What a wonderful giveaway. Please enter me for a chance to win. I don't have any of it.

Thanks, Linda

DJ said...

What a wonderful way to celebrate, Babs! She'll be smiling from heaven I know...I would love to participate in the giveaway...so many wonderful gifts you are giving. I agree that it is fun to give...thank you for being so generous! Thanks for the message you left on my blog, your messages always make me smile and uplift my day, I'm so glad we became cyber pals! *Hugs*

Teresa said...

I am sooo sorry you lost your mother after Katrina. What a tough anniversary.
Please enter me in the drawing. If you draw my name please draw another for all but the BBD book, that is the one thing I would truly like a chance at. I have 2 frogs and LOVE them and have ALL PS charts(LOL shame on me?LOL)

Maggee said...

Hi Babs! What a wonderful giveaway to remember your Mom! I would love to be entered. IF I win, please let someone else be drawn for the PS as I do not do Santas. I love Blackbird and do not yet have a single frog!! Hugs!

Karen said...

Seems like Katrina happened just yesterday. What a great giveaway your are having in honor of your mother! Would love to have my name entered!

happy stitching...

Linda said...

Yeah, I just became the 100th follower.

Linda

Gabi said...

So sorry to read about your mum. Katrina was a terrible disaster. No wonder that Irene brought back terrible memories for you.

What a lovely give away. And a very generous one too. Please put my name in the hat too.

I like the idea that the give away is in honor of your Mother.

Niina said...

Hi! Have to say that you have generous giveaway :) I would like to take part and hope that I will be nice Birthday on 14th, lol!

April Mechelle said...

Sorry about your mother Babs. This is a great memorial giveaway. Please enter me. Katrina, I consider the worst Hurricane that hit Mississippi and caused the flooding in Louisiana. I was on the coast of Miss one year after and there was still nothing there and buildings still damaged or empty lots sitting along the coast near Gulfport. Thank you for having the givaway!

Sheila said...

What a great giveaway you are having.
I've had a busy day running and will have to wait until tomorrow to post my ort jar.
I'm sorry to hear about your mother.

CalamityJr said...

What a lovely giveaway! I'm not a true follower, but I do have your blog bookmarked and catch up on what you're up to nearly every week, so if you feel like including me, then thank you!

Maria said...

I'd like to be included in Your giveaway too.
I have read of the storms and I have remembered You.
We had our 28th anniversary on the same day as You,onthe 6th August.
Greetings from Finland!

Janine said...

Oh I would love to win this give away.

1) Because it was from you and in honour of your Mum

&

2) Because there is not one thing in it I don't like.

I hope you are willing to send to Australia?

Also I didn't realise I wasn't a follower. I have you on my reader and always read all your postings. I am so sorry I can't announce it on........Oh yes I can. I can do a link can't I?

I am IT illiterate

Sue said...

Hi Babs.
Thinking of your mother made me think again of both my parents. I'm off to a nieces wedding tomorrow and it would have been sooo nice if they could have been there as this is their first grandchild to wed.
Would love to win your prize..but leave out the frog as it would make the parcel too heavy. That's if o/s is included. Draw again for that ;)
Hugs
SueD

Janine said...

Hi Babs me again. I did put it on my blog. The first time I have done this. Sometimes I am such a doofus, well really most of the time.

blueladie said...

Sorry Irene brought some difficult memories for you. Thanks for your generous giveaway. Please enter me. Cathryn (blueladie at hotmail dot com)

dixiesamplar said...

What a wonderful honor to your mother...she must have been a wonderful and incredible woman, cause you sure are!!

I would love to be enter in your lovely giveaway, and I will definitely post it on my blog as well.

Cindy said...

What a generous and wonderful tribute to your mother! I would love to enter your giveaway....i enjoy reading your blog.

Sue said...

What a wonderful giveaway to honour your mother. Please enter me for the drawing, I'd love to have a chance of winning something as lovely as this....Sue x

Georgia said...

Let's hope this comment goes through cuz you know I am not too bloggy :) Or shall we say that me and blogs just haven't become fast friends yet - maybe someday - in retirement perhaps?! LOL
Nice thing you are doing in honour of your beautiful mother Babs - that same one that crocheted the the top of my kitchen towel, which I still use all the time. Funny things like that bring back memories.
Hugs and keep on being Babs! <3

Mouse said...

what a wonderful way to honour your mother .. i lost mine in 2001 she was only 55 .... would love to be entered into your draw .. love everything including the frog ... although it may weigh a wee bit coming over the pond to the mouse house ????... take care and happy stitching love mouse xxxx

Julie and Becky said...

((((((((((((Babs)))))))))))))) I don't think I realized that Katrina had contributed to your mother's passing. I can only imagine the emotions you have felt through this latest storm!

Glad to see you blogging and what an amazing giveaway! Keep up your spirits and your stitching, a little at a time, and all will be well.

juliebee

Sandi said...

Babs, what a generous give-away you are doing. It's a wonderful honor to your Mom. I had no idea her passing was connected to Katrina. It must be especially hard on you whenever a major hurricane develops. I would love to be included in the give-away. Thank you! Hugs, Sandi

Donna O said...

Babs,
Trying a comment again. I love that you are honoring your mom this way. Super sweet of you.
Hugs,Donna O

Susan said...

Hi Babs,

Okay I'm trying this again. I love your blog and your give away is such a lovely way to remember your mom. I'd love to be entered into your give away. I've never signed-up to follow a blog either but I'm going to look around your page and see if I can figure that out too.

hugs,
Susan K

DebS said...

Babs,
What a lovely giveaway and a wonderful way to remember your mom. And your new doll Claudia and her little bear are just too cute.
Hugs,
DebS

Deborah said...

What a great giveaway! I love the fact that it is in honor of your Mother. I love everything but I all ready have the BBD book. Give someone else a chance for that.

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful way to honor your mother, I'm sorry that you lost her, my own mom has been gone 3 yrs. and she was my best stitching buddy...but this is very nice of you, you have a wonderful blog, I have been"traveling" around the web and finding stitchy blogs to find out info about all the wonderful products out in the real world..no LNS here...any of the wonderful prizes would be fun...thank you .Rebecca Keith

Pilar said...

What a lovely giveaway!! I love everything and I´ll posted it on my blog.
Thanks for the chance.
Hugs

Angela said...

Babs what a very special way you've thought of to celebrate your mum's memory. We had just moved to England in August 2005 and I remember seeing on World News the devastation that Hurricane Katrina caused. I hadn't realised that you had been personally touched by the tragedies it caused.
I am just overwhelmed by your amazing giveaway, it has all of my favourite things in it especially the BBD book and the gorgeous little SB kit. So I am crossing my fingers and toes that I win. Thank you for such sweet generosity :-)
Angela xx

Mary Burton said...

Babs,
What a sweet and lovely way to remember your Mom.2005 wasn't that long ago, I'm sure the memory is still very fresh in your mind.
Keep up the blogging,,I enjoy reading your udates!!
Mary B

Tami Minor said...

Oh my goodness...what an awesome giveaway! I am pretty sure being your daughter disqualifies me from winning, but that's okay because I am still sitting VERY happy with my birthday stash! Your blog looks so great...love it!

Terry said...

I'd love to be entered in the giveaway honoring your mother. What a sweet and generous way to remember her. Blessings to you.

Kathy H said...

Sorry to hear about your mother and the last hurricane. This must be an especially hard anniversary for you.
Your giveaway looks wonderful and congrats on blogaversary, and on your followers.

Thoeria said...

Dear Babs - what a lovely way to honour your mother. I am still blessed with both my parents and can honestly not even try to imagine what it would be like to lose either of them. I would love to have a chance to win your awesome give-away. Have become a follower and will be posting on my blog too :-)
http://sunshineincyberspace.blogspot.com/

Paula said...

Babs, I'm so glad I found your blog. I love reading cross stitch blogs. What a generous giveaway you are offering, I would love to be entered.
Thank you so much.
Have a great day!
Paula

Ruth said...

Babs I'm so glad you found me again, I have been busy all summer and been on and off.
This time of year must be a rollercoaster of emotions for you. Sending you hugs, prayers and good thoughts.
I'd love to be included in your giveaway what a wonderful thing to do.
Thank you :)

Maureen said...

what a great giveaway, please can you enter me

country stitcher said...

Hi Babs, I am new to your blog but would love for a chance to win your awesome giveaway.
Happy Stitching
Denise

RuthB said...

My sympathies on your loss. Moms are awfully special creatures, adn I'm sure she's very proud to be the giveaway you didn't miss :)

Simone said...

Hi Babs, thank you for this generous give away! And what a wonderful idea to this in honor of your mother...

I'd love to participate in the giveaway!

Hugs, Simone

Rebecca said...

Babs, thanks for such a wonderful giveaway. I'd love to participate in this giveaway.

Rebecca in IA
blake@cfu.net

Juels said...

My Goodness, what a wonderful giveaway! And what a great way to clebrate your Mom. Thank you.

Marcy said...

Please include me in your wonderful giveaway. Thank you

Marcy
qtlildawgs at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

So sorry that you lost your mother, mine has been gone a number of years and I still miss her. How honored she would be to know you are doing this in honor of her.
I love all your give aways!! Wow!!
I have never won one of these things so maybe this will be my lucky one.
Thanks so much, enjoy your blog.
Judy
starkey_judy@yahoo.com

lanybleu said...

All the very best of luck with your giveaway.
I am now a follower as I enjoyed reading your post so much.

lanybleu AT gmail.com

lanybleu said...

I have also put a link on my blog about your giveaway.

http://lanybleu.blogspot.com/p/giveaways.html

lanybleu AT gmail.com

LynnVA said...

Please add my name to the hat. What a wonderful way to celebrate your mother's memory. Thanks!

Kimberly R. said...

I'd a new follower - found you through your post on the Samplerlife group. Such a lovely memorial giveaway for your Mother.
I'd love a chance to enter - Thanks so very much!
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

Ellen said...

Great giveaway in honor of your mother! Would love to enter this giveaway, thank you for the chance!

Hugs,

Aussie stitcher said...

Babs

What a lovely idea to post such a lovely giveaway. So sorry that you have sad memories. I would be honoured to enter your giveaway
hugs
Julie

ccflo said...

What a great giveaway. Please enter me.

Cindy in MA
ccflo@hotmail.com

Lizzy said...

I'm so sorry to read about your Mother, Babs. And needlework is such a lovely way to honour her. Oh my, there are so many lovely treasures here ~ Thank you for such an amazing and wonderful opportunity! Blessings and Hugs always in stitches...

CalamityJr said...

Maybe the thoughts of September 11 have put "loss" on my mind, but, even though I've already entered your giveaway, I want to come back and let you know that I'm thinking of you and your memories of your mother. Hold on tightly to the good things, as I'm sure she's looking through a window of heaven and is very proud of you!

Wagapapa said...

Hi Babs,

I'm so sorry about your mum, thank you for this great giveaway in her honor.

I'm a new follower of your blog and would like to be entered. I have also posted in my blog's sidebar: http://wagapapacreations.blogspot.com/

Thank you for the chance. A big hug from Bilbao,

Noemi
mimideusto@gmail.com

Helen said...

I would love to have the chance to win the Sampler Book or the scissors frog - all of the gifts you are offering are so nice.

Thank you for the great drawing.

Helen in Michigan

Vicky L said...

A very beautiful giveaway! Please enter me in. I am sorry about your Mom.

Gillie said...

Yes please, Barb, would love to squeak in. Any of them would be lovely except the Prairie Schoolers and the frog, that would cost too much to send!

Please email me as you won the Mollie magazine! Hugs.