August 6, 2009

Today Is My 100th Post!...

Today is the day! I can scarcely believe that I've posted one hundred messages to you since I first started my blog in March. Time sure flies! In celebration of this auspicious day, I have selected items from previous posts to offer as giveaway gifts to three of my Brynwood Needleworks readers.

Do you want to see the gifts first, or do you want me to tell you how you can enter to win one? OK, I'll show you what I've selected to give away first! (I know, you're doing a little happy dance, aren't you?) Drumroll, please. (Handsome is sitting here with his favorite snare drum, just to help me announce my gifts!)

Giveaway Gift One
This gift includes items from the fragrance line that I wrote about here.
Philosophy produces their "Grace" line in two or three different fragrances (Pure Grace, Amazing Grace, etc.), and the one I love is Pure Grace. When I wrote about it in my original post, I said that in addition to smelling so fresh and light, I also liked the messages that the company prints on some of their containers. In this set, you will find Pure Grace Perfumed Buffing Wash (to which I've added a white tulle bow and one of my handmade birds nests); a tube of Perfumed Body Butter (who doesn't LOVE butter?); and a roll of twill tape with the word "Blessings" repeated over and over its 4 ft. length. I love what's written on the bottle of buffing wash:

" pure grace is the sweet breath of God, the soft green grass that lies still against a child's back, the whispers of the words i love you, the quiet and the solitude, the prayer that is always answered with "i will guide you home" rather than yes or no, the heart that makes forgiveness its soul passion, the spirit that drapes itself in humility, the mind that exercises free will while surrendering to divine outcome, the person who takes their hands off the wheel, closes their eyes and says "you drive and I'll enjoy the ride".

All of these items will arrive in a beautiful box decorated with birds, eggs and butterflies.

Giveaway Gift Two
I wrote about the Brynwood Lazy Daisy Tea Towel here and more recently, the Silk Ribbon Shaker Pincushion appeared here. Both of these items, handcrafted by me, are part of this giveaway gift. In addition, I'm including a pair of snips with large-holed handles to make them easy to use, and attached to that is one of my handcrafted Scissors Fobs that I wrote about here. I sell the fobs in my Etsy store. This one has pretty crystals and a pewter spool of thread to "pretty up" the scissors. Also included is a small purse-size tube of Aveda hand cream. Everything is packaged in a tiny hat box - a smaller version of the one that I used to pack up my granddaughter's birthday crown.

Giveaway Gift Three
My third gift set features the Birds Nest Button Jar that I wrote about here. I started by making the birds nest and added a silky ribbon to the jar lid (so that you can still remove the lid without removing the embellishments). I then attached it to a Longaberger Basket-patterned jar. I've even included some buttons in the jar to add to your own collection! You can read the original post for the rest of the details. To this I've added one of my duplicate vintage pincushions. This one is a sweet owl...a bit "loved", but so sweet. Both will arrive nestled in a beautiful box decorated with birds, eggs and butterflies.

You can click on any of the photos to enlarge them so you can see more of the details.

Now, be truthful...Wouldn't you love to own one of these giveaway gift sets? I hope so! So, let me tell you how to get your name in the drawing.
  • If you're a "follower" of my blog - your name and/or image appears in my "followers" list - you automatically have TWO entries in the giveaway. If you're not already a follower, you can become a follower now and you will receive your TWO entries.
  • If you write a comment IN THIS POST ONLY, your name will be entered an additional ONE time. Multiple posts here will not earn you multiple entries, though. I'd love to hear which gift you like the best and why.
  • If you write a comment IN MY UPCOMING POSTS, your name will be entered an additional one time per day. REMINDER: Be sure to sign your posts so that I know who to credit with an entry!!!
  • If you have a blog and post a link to my giveaway, you will earn another ONE entry in the giveaway. (Please be sure to let me know you've done this, so I can give you credit!)
I will draw the winning names NEXT FRIDAY, August 14th.
  • The First Name I draw will have First pick from the gifts.
  • The Second Name drawn will have Second pick from the gifts.
  • Of course, the Third Name will be the recipient of the final gift available.
I hope you're as excited about this as I am!

I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has stopped in to read my musings. You motivate me to be my best so that I can share the best of me with you. God blesses my life daily with my wonderful Handsome husband and our family. You honor me when you stop in to read what I've written to share just with you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
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36 friends clicked here to leave a note for me:

jessica@kellerfineart.com said...

oooh, I love them all.

Please, enter me once more and I will blog about your blog as well! What fun...!

xoxo
Jessica

DeeDee said...

Ecited...Heck yeah..what great stuff.and it is all the stuff I commented on already becasue I loved them...ok put me in for a few times cause I am going to link to you on my side bar Blog candy draws...

and congrats on your 100 posts.. I lvoe your blog and can easily see 100 more in no time.. so I am off to send my friends your way..

visit me at: deedeescraftspot.blogspot.com
hugs
DeeDee

DeeDee said...

see I was so excited I couldn't even spell write..my fingers were going way to fast...you get my drift thou.

Linda K. said...

Thanks Donna, for chances to win in your 100th post giveaway! WOW! How exciting! I love your sweet little pin cushions! Many Blessings, dear friend and many more posts!
Linda

jessica@kellerfineart.com said...

Hehehe, a new day, another chance to comment... Also another chance to say hello. Wade said he got the chance to talk with you yesterday. Hope all is well and looking forward to seeing you two soon! Have a great Friday!

celia said...

Well done on getting to your hundredth post. Your giveaways are pretty amazing :D

Jane said...

Congratulations of your 100th post. Your giveaways are fantastic and I'll keep my fingers crossed about winning any one of the three. I have enjoyed reading your blog and look forward to the next 100 posts!
Jane

Beth Gales said...

Congrats to you on your 100th post and the giveaways look so great! I think the tea towel is precious!

Linda K. said...

P.S. Have an awsome time in Wisconsin! Come over to Phoenix so I can stowaway in your suitcase!!

Sandi said...

Congratulations on your 100th post Donna!! I LOVE all your goodies, but am especially drawn to your "Grace" items. I have never seen those before!! I am a follower too. Have a wonderful day!!
Blessings~

Jan (J.T.) Thomason said...

I told you I'd be here today to enter your giveaway when you visited my blog and here I am!

I'm entering.
I'm a follower.
I've blogged about the giveaway on my blog @ www.polkadotbarn.blogspot.com

I think that's four entries:)
AND, I adore the Grace line!!! I keep the boxes! Aren't they amazing?

Great blog and I'll continue following because I've really enjoyed myself!

Melissa said...

Congratulations on your 100th post! Isn't blogging great!?

I found your blog through the link on Jan's blog.

It's really cute! I've heard about the Philosophy products but have never had the chance to try them.

Have a great weekend!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Congratulations on your 100th post! I've enjoyed going through your archives and loving your blog since I just discovered you not that long ago. I love Giveaway 2 because I would rather have things that you made yourself and those items just really appealed to the old fashioned girl that I am. Thank you for offering such nice giveaways. Have a wonderful weekend! Twyla

Terri said...

I'm already a follower and saw that this was your 100th post. Congratulations! Hoping for many more.

My favorite offering is No.3 I would share it with my fiend Deb who collects Bird figurines. ..it's a pin cushion? Wow bonus!
We went to a sidewalk sale recently and She picked up 2 owls...I would love to win and gift her with the one you have I know she will adore it.
I love the jar with the buttons and the wire nest!!! So cool!

Katie - My Paisley Apron said...

Whew! This IS exciting! And what gorgeous gifts! Let's see. I'm pretty sure I'm a follower of your blog already, and I posted a link to your blog for the giveaway on mine (I used one of my pictures since I wasn't sure you'd want me using any of yours)... and I'm commenting here... I think that's all I can do for now! :) Thanks for having such a beautiful giveaway, I'm excited!

-Katie
http://mypaisleyapron.blogspot.com

Becca said...

What an awesome giveaway. Congratulations on your 100th post! You asked which one we like the best- hmm. That is really tough, all the goodies are awesome. I must say I am a nut for vintage buttons and I love that little owl. Thanks for your generosity, I hope I win!

Bellamere Cottage said...

Congrats on your 100th post! I just had mine too...isn't blogging just the best fun?

Here's to 100 more!

Blessings,
Spencer

The Feathered Nest said...

Hi Donna!!! Happy 100th Post!!! I wish you many, many more too ~ I love all that you share! I'm following you now sweetie....and so glad that you're here, xxoo, Dawn

Emily-Claire said...

Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog. I have so enjoyed looking through yours!

That bird's nest button is just so cheerful! Antique buttons are fun to collect. Aren't the mother of pearl ones especially beautiful?

Congrats on your 100th post! Keep up the great work! :)

KnitWithTammy said...

Great giveaway my friend!

You know I'd "follow" you almost anywhere ;) and I "linked" you too! Mwah!

Hhhhmmmm, to decide between the three..... too hard! They are all great!

I love the Grace: the messages are neat and YOU always smell nice.

The handmade items by you: well I've seen them in person, so I KNOW how cool they are!

I absolutely LOVE the owl pincushion! And what can I say about the COORDINATING buttons in the Longaberger jar, that you haven't already heard from me?!

Now I really feel like a slacker... I passed 100 a while ago without so much as a peep. ;)

downsize said...

Congrats on your 100th! It seems to have gone so fast.Really enjoy checking in on my friend this way. Have to say, I'm partial to #2, love the towel, and well, I'm a sissor junkie!

Sharon said...

What a fun giveaway! Count me in. I will be a follower too. Sharon

Diva Kreszl said...

Hi! I am a new follower to your blog...new to blogging too! I am in awe of your 100th post, I'm still trying to figure this whole thing out. Anyway, your giveaways are precious and hard to pick one...I'd be thrilled to receive any!!!!

MyJourneyBack said...

What fun and how lucky I happened over from Raspberry Rabbits today. Yes please enter me. I love give a ways. I'll post about your yours. Congrats on your 100th post. I never pay attention to my #'s. Glad to meet you.
Have a Blessed Weekend,
Sherry

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Congratulations and what WONDERFUL gifts. I love the description of "grace". Thank you for visiting me. Your blog is great!

marie said...

Hello Donna, I saw your comment over at The Feathered Nest and decided to pay you a visit. I''m glad I did 'cause you have a lovely blog!

Thanks so much for hosting such a nice giveaway ~ I especially like giveaway #1...Pure Grace. My daughter just loves Philosophy and Pure Grace is her favorite!

I've joined as one of your followers ~ thanks again!

Christine Edwards said...

Donna, you're so sweet to do a giveaway. Congratulations on your 100th post.

vickie said...

Congrats on your 100th post! Love your photos and your wonderful creations! I've joined as a follower, Thanks for sharing.

Lelia said...

What a lovely blog & wonderful giveaway in honor of your 100th post.

For me it is the button jar. I love buttons & I thought your birds nest button jar with the owl, (& of course buttons) too kewl for words!

leliaevelyn (at) gmail (dot) com

blushing rose said...

WoW! What a lovely giveaway. I am your follower, happily so. TY for the note about your post for tomorrow. I am THRILLED you like it so much. TTFN ~ Marydon

A Fanciful Life said...

Woo hoo! Congrats on 100! I am admiring #3, with the bird and button theme. Beautiful set of items! Thanks so much for visiting my blog today. I am enjoying yours as well.
Have a happy day,
Sharon

Nancy Maxwell James said...

Happy 100th post! What a beautiful give away you are hosting. I would love to be entered in your drawing.

Happy Sunday!

Michele's Treasures, Teacups, and Tumbling Rose Cottage said...

Oh, such lovelies! Happy 100th. All that you are offering are beautiful. You have a pretty blog as well, and I am now a follower. ; )
~Michele

Nancy said...

happy 100th. Your giveaways are great and I would love to win one of them. I am signing up to be a follower also as your blog is very interesting.

Laura Gerencser said...

Theyre all so cool!!!
Laura

rosa said...

wow it's beautiful!!!!! sorry for my english spero di vincere un saluto dall'Italia bye bye rosa
http://kreattiva.blogspot.com/

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