Friday, September 04, 2009

Giveaway, another ornament, another prize & 1st stitching scrapbook page

I'm finally getting my blogversary giveaway posted here.  In August, I celebrated my 4th year of having this blog.  Time flies when you're chatting away.  lol  Anyway, I've been racking my brain trying to come up with something worthy of a giveaway.  I've decided to "borrow" a giveaway idea from Barb's Stitches

I will give a $20 gift certificate from 123 Stitch to the winner.  Just post a message here on this post only to be entered into the drawing.  I will choose a name from all the entries on Sept 13th (my birthday).  EDIT: If you don't have a blog for me to reach you, please leave your email address so I can reach you should you win.

I completed a 4th ornament for Q4OC.  This Santa is a Sam Hawkins design from his book "520 Christmas Cross-Stitch Designs."
I received a prize from Christine at SanManville of these wonderful charms.
I finally did begin the first page of my stitching scrapbook.  It still needs more embellishments, but I'm happy with my start.
I scanned the pic, so it didn't show the full 12" x 12" page.  Once I finish, I'll take a pic with my camera.  This SanMan Original piece (a freebie for members only) was what I originally put inside a tuck, but since I goofed and cut it too small so it wouldn't slide around, I decided to use it for my 1st scrapbook page.
That's all for now.  Thanks for visiting and good luck to everyone for the blogversary giveaway.


Alan Defugue said...

this is wonderful!

Daffycat said...

What an AWESOME little Santa! He's soooo cute!

Enter me in your giveaway, please!

Terri said...

Wonderful Job. Would love to be a part of your giveaway.

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

Well congrats on your blogversary.
Happy Early Birthday to my September birthday buddy!!!!

The Santa is adorable.
Congrats on winning those adorable charms.
You are doing great on your stitching scrap book.

Please include me in your giveaway!
Thank you for this opportunity to join in on the fun.

Ayjah said...

Oooh please include me! Love the Santa and congrats on the blogversary!

Anonymous said...

I would love to entered to your blogverary giveaway.
Love the little snowman and charms. You can never have enough
~Mary in TX - ILCS

Anonymous said...

Hi Barb,
I love reading your blog and seeing all the things you post:-)
Please enter me in your drawing - thanks!!

Linda said...

Now you know I would love to enter. I really like the San-Man Snow as you know I seem to gravitate towards the San Man charts. Add me, add me. And congrats on the 4 years!!! May we have 40 more (about enough to get 10% of our stitching done)
Lynn in TX

Anonymous said...

Happy blogversary I love your blog please enter me in your contest thanks Donna

lenna said...

He is so cute please enter my name in the give-away. Your blog is so cool I visit often.
God Bless ~
Blog come by and visit me.
Thanks ~

Barbara said...

I LOVE that SanMan piece. He is too cute!

The drawing is a wonderful way to celebrate you blogiversary.

my email is

Pike said...

Happy birthday, Barb! (Hope you'll like my surprise...)
And happy blogoversary, please enter me in the drawing!


Terry's Crafty Fingers said...

Happy Birthday Barb and Happy Blogaversary. I love the little snowman pattern, but I love San-Man Original patterns. What exactly is a stitching scrapbook?

I'm following you with my blog which I haven't updated in ages. I'm still trying to wrap my head around html so I can make a design of my own for it.

would love to be included in your drawing.

Rhea said...

Congrats on your blogaversary! Cute Santa and I love the San-Man!!

Thank you for the opportunity to be entered into your drawing!


Bianca said...

I love your SMO snowman, looking forward to seeing it on a scrappage! Congratulations on your blogaversary and thank you for including my name in your drawing.


glenda said...

Santa is too cute :)
Love the charms, still raking in the loot!

I like the page so far, looking forward to seeing it finished. I want to get some ideas from you before I start one of my own LMAO!

VinGirl said...

I would love to enter the giveaway, thank you so much! ♥

My addy is vingirl(at) :)

mbroider said...

Congratulations on your blogoversary! Pls add me in your giveaway:))

Your 12 days of christmas SAL pic was what took me to SanManVille!! and i thank you so much for that!!

Great charms!!

Anonymous said...

Happy blogversary Barb! Your Santa and SanMan snowman are so cute! Please enter me in your giveaway...Thank you :)

Lisa said...

Happy Blog-o-versary Barb! All your finishes look wonderful...especially love the Snowman!

Please enter me in your wonderful giveaway.
Thank you,

Carissa said...

What a neat idea for the scrapbook page. Are you going to be stitching smalls to use for the whole scrapbook, or will you also be taking pictures of your stitching to use in your scrapbook?

I'd love to be entered in your giveaway.

mscupid804 said...

OK Barbara, I found it obviously after you said "stitches" with numbers, but there is no "pencil" anywhere, I've looked 3 times.

Bizee Fingers said...

Hi Barb!
Always a pleasure to visit your blog! I love the snowman, he is just adorable, but my fave fave fave is the penguin you did earlier...just darling!!

Happy Blogoversary!

Myra said...

Congratulations. The stitching scrapbook is intriguing - I'll be watching your progress as I am not sure I know what it is. :o) Very cute piece and very cute Santa. Christmas isn't far away, is it? Please enter me in your drawing.

Pat's place said...

i love looking at all your small projects...i have been working on dolphins at play by kustom krafts..16 pages worth..working on page can view it at my blog...appreciate the hard work you are doing ...and love the look of your blog. i am still learning.

Carolyn NC said...

Please enter me in your drawing; thanks for hosting this. Love your idea of the stitching scrapbook and your snowman is adorable!

Anonymous said...

Your blog is really nice ! Hugs from a QFOC member from Mexico :)

Joan said...

Your Santa is adorable, I think I might pull out my book and do a couple of the star Santas.

Happy Blogoversary!!!

Please include me in your drawing.

Joanie Robertson

Librarystitcher said...

COngratulations on your boganniversary! Also congratulations on your good luck. I love the snowmen and Santas. I see your are a Nascar fan. Aren't they a great combination: Xstitching and Nascar?

Kim said...

Happy Blogiversary! Love the snowman - he is too cute! Please enter me in your very generous giveaway - Thanks!

Kate said...

Love your scrap book start. Really cute ornaments. Joined your Oak Haven Group. Please enter me in your drawing.

Lori said...

LOL! we must have some of the same books! love your stitching! and those charms are just great!
thank you! would love to enter your contest!
Lori Kinney

SilkLover said...

OK, so I left my comment under the wrong entry...I think I should go back to bed and start over. Happy blogversary and Happy Birtday to you. This is a wonderful prize. Please enter me into the giveaway. Thanks!

Penny said...

I love that santa. Your giving me the ornament stitching itch. Great work by the way and thanks for the giveway.

Trudy said...

Love your blog and all the pictures of your stitching. Congratulations! I would love to be included in your giveaway too.
My email is
Thanks, Trudy

omashee aka Barb said...

Hey Birth Twin! I see you did it! Good for you. Now I want to enter in your giveaway. Happy Blogoversary too.
Hugs, Barb

Ellen said...

Happy Birthday and 4th blogoversary! Please enter me in your giveaway. Love your scrapbooking page, that snowman is cute.


Jeanie said...

That Santa is cute !
Happy Blogoversary !
Please include me in your giveaway :)
Thank you !


Lisa said...

I love the idea of a stitching scrapbook...maybe I'll try that! I'd love to be entered into your giveaway, too. Congratulations on your blogversary!


Sally said...

Thank you for the wonderful contest, Barb!

Your stitching is very inspiring!

Connie B said...

Happy Blog anniversary!! Please enter me in your giveaway! Have a great holiday weekend!

Kim said...

Happy Blog Anniversary! Love the snowman stitch you did. Would love to be entered in your giveaway!

Kim P in MO

Yese said...

Happy blog anniversary! I would like to be entered into the contest, thanks for the chance.

ArchangelDecker said...

Happy Birthday and 4th blogoversary! Please enter me in your giveaway.

staci said...

Happy 4th Blogiversary!!! Love your holiday stitches too :)

Tracey said...

Happy Blogaversary! Please enter me! Your stitching looks great, the scrapbook is a really neat idea! :)

Nona said...

I love the Santa! Happy Blogiversary!

elenamac said...

Congratulation for 4th year of this blog!!
please enter my name to the contest, if it's not too late!!


Barbara said...

Congrats for your 4 years of blogging. I would love to win your drawing. Have a great day!

Sue said...

Congratulations on your blogversary and also happy birthday for the 13th.
Lovely blog with some beautiful stitching
Here is my blog

CJ said...

Hey Barb -

Happy Anniversary!!! Love the Santa and Snowman.


lynda said...

love your little Santa! Congrats on four years of blogging! Please add my name top your drawing. Thanks!


Sandra said...

4 years blogging is a milestone! I missed my first blogoversary, now have to wait until January to celebrate the second one...

Love your scrapbook page, the snowman is just lovely and the colors you used are perfect for it. Hope you keep us updated with your stitching scrapbook.

Thanks for the giveaway!

unrulyangel said...

Happy Blogoversary!!......and many more!!! Your SM is sooo cute!! What a great start for your stitching scrapbook.

Please toss my name in the drawing!!

Terri (CSE)

Pam in PA said...

Congratulations on four years of blogging. I
would like to be entered in
your drawing. I love the Santa onie. Pam in PA

Maren said...

What a darling little snowman!

Sonda in OR said...

Congrats on your blogaversary!! I love that Santa! Please enter me in your drawing.

Mylene said...

Santa is sooo cute.
Happy Blogoversary!!!
Love to enter your giveaway, thanks!

Carin said...

I found you blog on Mylene's and I enjoyed reading it.
The Santa is very lovely. And what a great charms you won!

Please enter me also in your giveaway.
Happy Blogoversary!

TammyK said...

Cool blog Barbara & Happy Birthday!

Deborah said...

Happy Birthday! And cool giveaway. Hopefully I'm not too late. If I win, you can reach me at dmj53(at)hotmail(dot)com

cookiekenney said...

Congrats and count me in. Hope I am not entered too late.

Meari said...

Congrats on your 4year blogversary, Barb! Your scrapbook page looks nice so far. The colors go together really well.