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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

For the Birds Giveaway







Today is the day!  I have procrastinated long enough and as you know...The early bird gets the worm!  I am finally posting my giveaway and let me tell you folks, it's for the birds!!  Something to crow about!  This goose is cooked! He flew the coop!  And if I continue this you'll be madder than a wet hen so without further ado, let's feather your nest with a little giveaway that's for the birds!!!!  Sorry, I couldn't resist!

To celebrate and thank the awesome 200+ followers I have and you are all awesome putting up with my long stretches of silence,  let's take a birds eye view of what you will be receiving if you are the lucky duck that wins this little prize.  I hope you will think it's something to crow about!



First up is a Shabby Chic Scissor Beak Bird made by Yours Truly.  Your bird will arrive Naked as a Jay Bird!



Meaning it WILL NOT have scissors or valdani balls or old wooden spools when it takes roost at your house.  You get to have the pleasure of choosing your own accessories,

but here is a picture of the bird all tricked out to give you an idea of what it will look like.



Next we have a wonderful Bluebird chart by Blackbird designs.  Too cute!



To go with the Bluebird design, I am including a lovely piece of White Swan 30 count linen and one skein each of Crescent Colours Blackbird and Gentle Arts Blue Jay Overdyed Floss because as the wise old owl would say, what's sauce for the goose might not always be sauce for the gander. That owl is wise because a little bird told him some people might prefer a Blackbird instead of a Bluebird.  Right?






And finally I'm sure your eagle eyes have spotted the swan song of this giveaway, that lovely piece of bird print fabric in the background.  Use it for gilding your cage or your pincushion, or whatever makes you proud as a peacock!



So here it is all ready to go to it's new home.  All you have to do to enter the giveaway is to be a follower/become a follower and leave a comment on this post only saying you would like to be entered.  Leave me some way to reach you if you should win.  No email address or blog means you don't win.  For a second chance to win, please mention the give away on your own blog and let me know you have done so.  The giveaway is open to everyone!   I hope you like it!!


Finally, a quick glimpse of what the kitchen is looking like.  Progress is slow but steady.  The color of the cabinets is actually closer to the the top ones than the bottom cabinets.  The flash made the bottom look whiter.


I can't get blogger to cooperate with centering the pictures today so please forgive me.  I am out of time as I need to be at the hospital for surgery in a half hour and want to post this before I go.  I will draw the winner of the giveaway on Tuesday, July 5th.  Gotta fly!

Take care till next time!

Julie

86 comments:

Anonymous said...

Julie...good luck with your surgery! I will be wishing you good vibes!! and your kitchen looks wonderful! I would love to win your goodies! :D...i love coming into your shop and visiting with you girls! hope to hear from you soon

cindy
jhm522000@yahoo.com

Yvonne..... said...

The kitchen looks great! Best wishes for a stress-free surgery. Hugs from Georgia!

Susan said...

The kitchen is looking great! Hope your surgery goes well and that your recovery is uneventful. And yes, I'd love to be entered into your amazing give-awayk the bird fabric is too fun. I'm working on adding a gadget on my blog that'll let folks know about it.

Gabi said...

Good luck with your surgery. Your kitchen looks great.
And gosh what a fantastic give away. That bird looks GREAT. And you made that bird yourself? I'm in awe. Everything else looks great too. With that said, I would like to be included in the draw to have a chance to be the lucky duck. Quack! :)

stitch_days said...

What a great prize package - I have been admiring your Birds since I started folowing your blog, so I would love to enter your drawing.
Rita E in AZ

stitch_days said...

I posted about your drawing on my blog here:
http://stitchdays.blogspot.com/2011/06/giveaway-includes-shabby-chic-scissor.html
and there is also a link to it in my right side bar.
Your kitchen looks great and I wish you a successful surgery.
Rita E in AZ

pam said...

I am now a follower and I posted a link in my sidebar. http://confessionsofasouthernstitcher.blogspot.com

Love your background for your blog.

Pam

connie said...

your kitchen looks great I am jealous...We need to redo ours ..I would love to be entered to win your drawing... and good luck with your surgery...

Connie
cgirish@yahoo.com
also now following your blog

CalamityJr said...

Oh, how you're going to enjoy your kitchen! It's looking great. And what a fun giveaway. Please count me in!

SharoninStLouis said...

Good luck with your surgery. I just figured out how to officially follow a blog, although I have been reading your blog for some time. I would love to be entered into your drawing. Love, love, love the shabby, naked bird stitching accessory.

Sharon

sharon at heisel dot org

Blu Stitcher said...

You giveaway is very lovely and I would love to be entered. The Kitchen looks wonderful and I bet you can't wait to settle in. Good wishes and luck with your surgery.

Linda

FrustratedSue said...

I would love to take a chance at winning one of these awesome prizes. (In the unlikely event that I SHOULD win — I never do), please give the prize into the keeping of Sally Rasmussen (who will take care of it until I get back to Omaha). Good luck with your surgery. And I'm envious of the kitchen.

Anonymous said...

love your new kitchen!! good job!
Your giveaway is very awesome!
please count me in. Thanks for the chance.
good luck with your surgery.
Darlene N
Mich

Kat said...

Best of luck with your surgery. Your new kitchen looks lovely! I envy the cupboards - my house was built in the early 1900's and I have no cupboards! Luckily for me they put an addition on in the 1970's (waaayy before we bought it) and I have a pantry for my dishes, pots and pans, and food. Please enter me in your drawing - it's fantastic!

Thanks,

~Kat

natalyK said...

I would love to be entered in your tweet (sweet) giveaway! Thanks!

Larisa said...

Oh, so nice kitchen! Love you giveaway too )

Cath said...

Good luck at the hospital .
I am a follower , and I'd love to be entered for your giveaway please .
I will put it on my blog sidebar .X

Denise said...

Good luck with your surgery! And your kitchen looks great!

Would love to be entered into your give away. Will be posting it in my sidebar!

Carol R said...

Firstly good luck with your surgery.
I am a follower of your blog and would love to be entered into your giveaway. I will post about it on my blog yo.

Deb said...

Your kitchen is looking fantastic! And I hope that your surgery goes well!

I would love to be entered into your giveaway. Just love the birdie scissorkeep!

Tina said...

I have became a follower although i have been reading your blog for a while now,love the new kitchen and hope everything goes ok for you at the hospital.
would love to be in with a chance to win your fantastic giveaway
Tina x
tinacallaghan 123@hotmail .com
(no spaces in e-mail)

Deborah said...

What a wonderful giveaway! I have had my eye on the bird scissor holders since you first posted them awhile back. I love them and would like a chance to own one. Thanks, Deborah

mdgtjulie said...

You're very generous in your giveaway, but it's not quite my style. Kitchen is looking good, and I hope the surgery goes well with little pain and a fast recovery time!! Have said a prayer for you!

Michele said...

what a fun giveaway :) love all the birds and I would love to decorate him :)

Danielle said...

I would love to enter the giveaway. I love the scissor bird!!!!! Kitchen looks great.

karin said...

Good luck with your surgery!!
Please enter me in your giveaway!
The bird looks so cute!!!
Karin :)

Diana said...

Love the bird theme for your giveaway! I'm sure I could find some scissors to put in that bird.I would like to be included in the drawing.
Good luck with your surgery.
diana.h@comcast.net

~*Shar*~ said...

Hi, I am a new follower #215 :) please enter me in your very generous give a way I love birds :) and have enjoyed looking at your blog hun; love the kitchen.

Hugs, Shar

ssharlene0320@yahoo.com

angelasweby said...

I would love to take part in your giveaway. What lovely gifts. Being married to a serious bird watcher I thought I might wing it and try my own hand at some birding :>)
Hope your surgery has gone well. Many thanks and take care.
Angela
john.sweby@btinternet.com

www.picturetrail.com/angelasweby

Ann said...

I love that little bird scissor-holder...he would be the perfect resting place for my most treasured of scissors, my mother's stork scissors. And July 5 was her birthday, so how fitting it would be if I am lucky enough to win.

I'm following your blog, and about to go and post a notice about the giveaway on my blog: www.with-my-needle.blogspot.com

Thank you for the chance to win this wonderful giveaway.

mainely stitching said...

I just found your blog by following a link over from another blog and "wow" is my timing awesome. ;) Even though I'm a brand-new follower, I hope you'll toss my name in for the giveaway because I'm crazy for all things birdy. :D

I love your kitchen cabinets and must read on to find out where you got them - we will need to re-do our kitchen in the next year or two, and these cabinets are the first I've seen that actually get me excited. :)

Anonymous said...

First time here love your pieces - would love to be in the drawing and if you can send me info regarding your framing and prices that would be great Susanne
vwbeetlelady@aol.com

Pamela said...

What a great giveaway! I love the bird and all the goodies for the giveaway. Love the new look of your kitchen and the cabinets are gorgeous. Thanks for the chance (I am a follower)!
Pam

Mouse said...

oh wow I have some papers that would cover the little birdie beautifully :) I am now a follower and would love the chance to to win him :) .. have read your blog before but hadn't hit the important button ..lol .. hope your surgery goes well for you :) take care and happy stitching love mouse xxxxx
www.talesofastitchingmouse.blogspot.com

Ellen said...

Great giveaway! Love that bird scissors holder! Please enter my name in your giveaway, thank you for the chance.

BTW, your kitchen looks great!

Hugs,
mosaiclock@gmail.com

Robin said...

The kitchen is coming along. Good luck with the surgery. Your play on words is clever,please entry my name for a change.

Red1974@hotmail.com

Lisa V said...

Wow, that is one gorgeous shabby chic "chick" scissor holder, I would love a chance to give it a special home. Pls include me in your draw. I am a follower and I have placed the details in my sidebar.
Tweet, Tweet,
LISA V

Teresa said...

What an awesome giveaway. Fellow bird lover here....Please enter me.

Faye said...

Let me say first, good luck with the surgery!!! Secondly, of course I am follower and would LOVE the chance at this adorable birdy giveaway~~ Cute idea and adorable shabby chic bird scissor holder...LOVE it~~ And, all the other goodies too of course!!

So, congrats on a super fun giveaway and do take care~~ Faye
carolinastitcher

samplerlover said...

Oh I love your bird scissor keep. It looks wonderful. Can I please enter your give away.
I hope that your surgury has gone well and that you are recovering from it all. Your kitchen is looking lovely.
My email address is sandra.moffitt@gmail.com

Lisa Clarke said...

What a wonderful giveaway! Just became a follower and glad I found a fellow stitcher and bird lover! Take Care!
Lisa C.
jeffandlisaclarke@gmail.com

Karen said...

I am a new follower! Love your giveaway items.. how generous of you. Hope all is well with you! Will be praying for a speedy recovery from the surgery!

pj said...

Good luck...I love your kitchen pics. I would love to win your giveaway....very kind and I just love this little bird.

pjstitcher@mchsi.com

pj

xsgail said...

The cabinets are looking great!
I am a follower of your blog and I would love to enter your lovely giveaway.
gailxs@hotmail.com

Jacqueline Korteland Boller said...

Hope all goes well with surgery and you have a quick recovery!!

What a cute birdie!! I'd love to be entered...

Patti-Rocky Mtn Stitcher said...

Love it! I can't believe you'll prt with it :) I akso love your background!!

vEr0n!c@ said...

I'd love to be included in this lovely giveaway. I've drooled over your scissors beak bird many times before and would love to be the proud owner of one. I can't remember if I'm a Follower of your blog already. For some reason, it's not showing up for me :/ I hope you'll include me anyway. I'll check back again later to try to become your follower.

Catherine said...

Best wishes with your surgery!

Love your kitchen - the cabinets look great!

Your giveaway goodies are great - I'd love to give the bird a new home! Thanks and congrats on all of your followers!

vEr0n!c@ said...

I've also added a link to your giveaway on the sidebar of my blog :)

Catherine said...

I just posted a link in my sidebar!

Frances said...

Your kitchen looks great! I love the cabinets!
I hope your surgery goes well and is over fast.
I am a follower and would love to enter your cute giveaway! Thank you for a generous and clever set of goodies!
fnelson1@comcast.net

Shannon said...

I hope your surgery goes well!

I would love to enter your wonderful giveaway! :)

Loraine said...

What a darling giveaway. I would love to throw my name in, and I am now a follower!
Hope your surgery goes well. I will be checking in again to see how you fared.

Virpi said...

So you got a new follower =). What a wonderful giveaway. I'm afraid that if I win I have to go to buy new scissors.... =D

mbroider said...

You must be the first one to host a giveaway half hour before going in for a surgery... Good luck with your surgery...

I would love to add my name to the giveaway... The Bluebird Blackbird (hmmm) design is so cute!

Nina said...

Julie, you have one new follower :)
Thanks for this lovely giveaway!

Greetings,
Nina
ninocska at gmail dot com

Nina said...

I have posted it on my blog sidebar and linked back here.
My blog is: xszemkozt.blogspot.com

Greetings,
Nina

1717 said...

Hi:o)
your blog is very interesing,
I'm happy that I found him.
Greetings:o)
Magda

Sherry :o) said...

Hope the surgery is a success and you recover quickly! The kitchen looks sweet - I love the countertop. I long for a kitchen remake!

I would absolutely feel like I was robin a bank if I won your giveaway. Please enter me...this would be a great addition to my stitching nest! How very generous.


Have a great holiday weekend, Julie!

wausie said...

Julie...You "quack" me up. Owl just add I hope you know it is a cardinal sin to tempt people so.
Take care and don't over do.

Rachel S said...

I would love to be entered in the giveaway for the bird.

rspory1976 @ yahoo . com.

Meari said...

Your kitchen cabinets look great!

As you know, I'm a follower... and of course, I'd love to be included in your giveaway!

Michele B. said...

I would love to have my name thrown in the "hat"

Michele

Solstitches said...

I've never seen anything like that bird. It's so cute. I'd love the chance to win it.Thank you.
Your kitchen s fabulous.
Good luck with the surgery.
Margaret

Theresa said...

OMG!!! What an awesome giveaway!!!!! I would love to enter, please~~~~

Theresa said...

I've also posted it on the sidebar of my blog. Thanks again for the opportunity~~

lynda said...

What a wonderful giveaway...please enter my name! I am a follower and will post this on my blog as well. I hope your surgery went well. Thanks for the chance!

country stitcher said...

Pick me! Pick me I have the perfect accessories for the Shappy Chic Scissor beak Bird!!! the Bluebird chart by Blackbird I so very cute- mine would be a bluebird.
Your kitchen is looking great.
Thank you
Denise

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Here's hoping for a successful surgery. I love your cabinets. I really want to paint mine one of these days. Of course I would love a chance to win your goodies. Especially the pretty bird! Love, love, love him!

Teresa said...

Hi I am a new follower. That bird scissor holder is just too cute. Would love a chance to win.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Mary Joan said...

Hi, I'm a new follower and would love to be included in your draw. The scissor holder is so unusual, and I just love birds.

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

Mary Joan said...

Hi, I've just updated my blog with your Giveaway in the right hand side bar.

Thanks again for the opportunity.

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

Sally said...

Julie - I read elsewhere that your surgery went well and that you're now in recovery mode - for 6 weeks! I hope the recovery continues apace and that you're back on your feet (really!) soonest.

Your kitchen has progressed nicely. You guys want to redesign mine?

I would love to be entered in your give away (hey, the bird *is* in my color!) Also, I *do* promise to actually give the items to Mom (Sue McCormick), should she be the winner. :)

\sdr
Sally D. Rasmussen
sailech@cox.net

Paula said...

Julie, Wishing you a speedy pain-free recovery from your surgery!

I love your scissor beak bird and would love to be entered in your giveaway. I am a follower of your blog also.
Have a great day!
Paula
pmcfee@roadrunner.com

Karen said...

I would love to enter your awesome birdy giveaway! what fun! I am a follower now. Kitchen looks great!

www.karenaz.blogspot.com

stranger2u said...

I would love to be entered to win!! Thank you!

Melody said...

OOOh, enter me. Lovely drawing of goodies.

Love your stitch birds. They are too cute.

Thanks!

Diana said...

Good luck with your surgery. Also enter me in the contest. diana.peace@yahoo.com Enjoyed your site.

Yuko said...

Hi, I'm a lucky person that I've found your blog through Carol R.'s blog.
Thank you so much for this wonderful giveaway!
I fell in love your giveaway present so much.
Please let me join in your giveaway!

Thank you!!

Yuko

Blu said...

OMG! That bird! I've been drooling over it since you showed us the first one! Please count me in!
The rest of the goodies are gorgeous too!

Artemida said...

Is it possible and to make an attempt me? A bird very pleased, unusual. And all of candy is wonderful))
http://tygrenja.blogspot.com/

Sherry said...

Oh yes! Please enter me in this wonderful feathered giveaway! I just love love love the scissor bird and you can never have too many BBD patterns!

Your kitchen is lovely! Good luck on your surgery!

birdwatcher17@aol.com

missy said...

Prayers and good thoughts for your surgery.

Your contest is amazing and very generous.

Hugs
-missy-

inga said...

Very nice gift, I hope for the best.
http://inga2010.blogspot.com/

Klik said...

Very nice give away!

Nataly
http://klik-leisure.blogspot.com/

klmvangard said...

What a great giveaway! If it's not too late, please include me!

Karen H.