July 1, 2010

The Winner, A Giveaway, And A General Update...

And now, for a celebration of my own!!!
It happened when I wasn't even watching!
The next thing I knew, Brynwood had 400 friends.
Of course, it's time to celebrate with another drawing.

I'm humbled and honored that you like what I write here.
Enough to put me into your blog roll or in your reader so
you can keep up with my projects, activities and thoughts.

You mean the world to me, really!!!...and you make me
want to be a better person. I try to make Brynwood an
interesting place to visit with new things to share.
I always try to put my best foot forward for you, and
really treasure the friendships I've made here.
I look forward to getting to know all of you even better.

I'd like to say "thank you" to
Karen at Graphics Fairy
for this fabulous vintage image of two ballerinas.
I'm going to offer FOUR giveaway gifts using this image.
"What are they?", you say.
Uh, remember the part where I told you
I was taken unawares?
I have no idea what I'll do with this image yet.
I might make a gift tag. I might make a cushion.
I promise that, as the drawing progresses, I'll share
each of the gifts with you as I make them up next week.
Here's how you enter the drawing...
Only comments on this post will count for the drawing.
• One entry if you leave a comment
• One more entry if you are a follower, or become one.
• One more entry if you blog about my giveaway,
post my button, and link back to this post.
PLEASE LEAVE A SEPARATE COMMENT FOR EACH ENTRY.

The giveaway will end at midnight Saturday, July 10, 2010.
I'll announce the winners on Sunday, July 11, 2010.

Feel free to use any giveaway image above in your blog.
Good luck, y'all!
Announcing the winner of my
Strawberry Rose
from the
"Where Bloggers Create II" event.
#57
Rebecca from A Gathering of Thoughts
Congratulations, Rebecca!
Please email your address to me so that I can send out your strawberry.

I finished piecing the French General quilt top yesterday.
I added two more borders from what I showed yesterday,
and today, I'll take it out to be assembled.
I'll add the binding when it comes back.
My Bloggerette Sorority Sister, Marsha,
from Marsha's Musings and Sassy Mini Dolls
is having a giveaway, too!
Deadline to enter is July 14th.
Click on the giveaway photo to enter.
UPDATE: Midnight July 14th
The Giveaway Drawing Is Closed.
Thanks for entering!
JoySignatureAcornGrey

157 friends clicked here to leave a note for me:

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

I am a follower.
I am posting on my sidebar.
I have also placed your button on my sidebar.
I really don't want to be #1. It is so pretentious. Can I be 39? I would love to be 39 again......

Rebecca said...

EEEEEEK! Can you hear me scream out with JOY! Oh my gosh! I'm more excited than I can say. After a care-worn week this is exactly what I needed for a wonderful pick-me-up!

Thank you, sweet friend. Today YOU BLESSED ME!

love to you~

Rebecca

TinyBear said...

Congrats on the 400th follower Donna and snerous of you to offer a giveaway.
I would love to be entered in your drawing.
~ Tina

TinyBear said...

and.... I´m a follower too ofcourse :D
~ Tina

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Terrific !! And I don't even need to know WHAT the giveaways are! If you make it, I'm sooooo in love with it!

I'll go add your giveaway button right now to my blog....

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Me again, Donna. Okay, I have your sweet giveaway button posted with a link back to you!

I'll also be happy to do a blog post about the giveaway soon!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Lynn Stevens said...

Came over to say Hi sister and well look what I found. If I'm not already a follower I will be!
Lynn

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Donna, I've been a stalker/follower of yours for a long time in Google Reader, but I've now officially joined as a true follower of yours!!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Lynn Stevens said...

I forgot to tell you congrats on 400 followers, your sure to hit 500 by the time its over. I posted on my sidebar!

Lynn Stevens said...

I'm now a follower, I guess thats all three! now off to see your rush project!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

congratulations! i would love to win something you make!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

and i am already a follower

sissie said...

Hi Donna!
Congratulations to Rebecca. She's a lucky girl!
Love your creations. Everything you make is so beautiful.

hugs
Sissie

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

How exciting ~ a mystery gift! : ) Congrats to your previous winner!

MosaicMagpie said...

Love the image you have choosen for your giveaway logo. Of course, I would love to win anything you have created. Speaking of such, Congratulations Rebecca. The funny thing is that
little Strawberry Rose looks just like Rebecca. I think that win was meant to be.
Debbie

Tins and Treasures said...

Good Morning, Donna,
I am just getting around to visit all the wonderful studios through the 'where bloggers create' party. I have been away from home (thus no internet) caring for my elderly mom.

Congratulations on reaching the 400 followers milestone and for entering me in your very sweet giveaway.

Have a fabulous Friday ~Natalie

Tins and Treasures said...

I signed on to be a follower...I'm number 405! I also added you to my blogroll. I hope that was OK with you...I think I am going to want to visit you often!

Tins and Treasures said...

And for the third and final time...
I added your giveaway button with a link back to you in the sidebar of my blog.

Again, I really enjoyed visiting your studio, your blog, and your etsy store this morning!

See you around ~Natalie

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

I can see why you have so many followers! Your blog is both beautiful and interesting--always a pleasure to visit. Have a great weekend. ; )
~Michele

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

Oh, I've been a follower for awhile too.
~Michele

Carol said...

Congratulations on 400 blogger friends. I choose not to call us followers ~lol~

Thank you for giving us an interesting and welcoming place to share a cup of coffee or tea.

Happy holiday.
Carol

Becca said...

What a stunning photo! I would *love* to be entered in your drawing :)
Becca

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

Ohhh, I can't wait to see what you create with this fab graphic! Your rush project was beautiful!

Thank you so much for posting about my giveaway!

xxoo

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

Well, I was a follower but every time I would try to read your post it wouldn't come up . . so I unfollowed and was going to follow via feed . . and . . . this is turning into too long of a comment, ROTFL, I am re-following!!

xxoo

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

I posted your button with a link on my sidebar under "giveaways"

Have a great 4th of July!!

xxoo

Snap said...

Congratulations Donna ... 400!!!! YeeHaw!

Your give-a-ways are always delightful!

SheilaC said...

Congrats on your latest milestone!!

And thanks for the great give away :)

SheilaC

SheilaC said...

I follow!

SheilaC

Sandra said...

Congratulations on having 400 followers; quite the accomplishment!

Deb said...

I am a follower!

Deb said...

I love what you did with those fabrics. I could start at it all day!! Can't wait to see the other borders!

Deb said...

I'm posting a link to your giveaway on my blog. Thanks Donna for having your giveaway!

betseysumners said...

Not enter the giveaway - I am a follower though and read you daily!
I just wanted you to know your French General Quilt is beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

Lelia said...

congrats on your 400th follower!!! Your blog is a treat to visit ; )

Snap said...

I'm a follower!

purplepaint said...

Hi Donna, I am already a follower. :D Marva

purplepaint said...

Hi again Donna! I did a post about your giveaway on my blog and added a button. Can't wait to see what you do with this fabulous image! Marva

gretchen said...

what a sweet image!

gretchen said...

...and now, after discovering your blog from a link..I'm a follower, too!

The French Bear said...

Oh yes, count me in, I am a follower already!!!!
Donna, I will post this on my blog too!!!
Hugs,
Mags

PeggyR said...

Oh please add my name to your list! I am a follower. I could use a pick me up since my husband's surgery was postponed today. I'm also posting on my blog about your giveaway!

Brynwood Needleworks said...

I'm adding a second comment for Margaret from the French Bear.
Hey, Mags...
You get credit on your first post as a comment, and this one for being a follower. (Friend).
Love,
Donna

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Just doing my bookwork here...Don't mind me. lol

This is a second entry for Linda @ Parker's Paradise for posting about my giveaway.

xoxo
Donna

Brynwood Needleworks said...

third entry for Linda @ Parker's Paradise for being a follower/friend.
First post will count for leaving a comment.

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Sissie is also a follower.

Second entry.
xoxo

Brynwood Needleworks said...

PeggyR also gets a second entry for being a follower.
Thanks, Peggy!
xoxo

Lady Farmer said...

I would love to enter your giveaway! Everything you make is delightful!
Blessings!

Lady Farmer said...

I am a follower! ;~P

Lady Farmer said...

I'm adding your giveaway to my sidebar with a link back!
Thank you, so much!

Lady Farmer said...

Oh, I almost forgot ~ Congratulations on your 400th follower!

Jane said...

Hi Donna,
Congratulations on what is now 409 followers! You have a fabulous blog and I have so enjoyed getting to know you through your blog posts.
I would love to be entered in your giveaway.
Jane

Jane said...

I'm a follower!!
Jane

DeeDee said...

I a true blue follwer....love it here

DeeDee said...

got you linked on my side bar....

DeeDee said...

Congrats! your blog is growing and growing....you have so many friends from everywhere...we all love visiting your lovely place

your stories are wonderful, especially Kes talking...hehehe! loved that one...and your work unmatchable. And you are so very giving...

Thanks Donna...you deserve all this loving from all over the world

DeeDee

Faerie Moon Creations said...

I am very proud "friend" of your blog! :) Theresa

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Congratulations again on reaching 400 friends! That is quote an accomplishment. Whatever you create will be most extraordinary. :) Have a wonderful weekend! Theresa

Snap said...

I have a button on my sidebar for this give-a-way.

Thanks again!

Lululiz said...

OMG, 400+ followers, congratulations! I think its wonderful that you are having another giveaway, and not knowing yet what it is makes it even more exciting!

The Paper Princess said...

Dear Donna,

Happy 4th - and Happy 400 Followers! It is always a pleasure to see what you're working on and it's been a delight to see your well-deserved growth since we first met through OWOH!

I would be thrilled to win any of your beautiful gifts so definitely include me in the draw!

Hugs
Ramona
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

The Paper Princess said...

Of course I follow - all the cool kids do! (smile)

Hugs
Ramona
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

The Paper Princess said...

I'm delighted to add your beautiful candy button to my sidebar at Create With Joy!

Hugs
Ramona
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

sissie said...

Hi Donna,
Of course I am a follower, who wouldn't be!

hugs
Sissie

Denise said...

It's the perfect day starter to see what you are creating. I usually "checkin in" in the morning before I head to work.
This picture reminds me of my Nana Florence. Although I am not sure she was into ballet, she was a Vaughn Godfrey dancer back in the day. Anyone familiar with them?

Shirley said...

Hi Donna I am back I am a follower to. Your Missouri Friend.

Shirley said...

Hi Donna, I would love to enter your giveaway. I love the new quilt top it is so pretty. Your Missouri friend.

The Feathered Nest said...

Hi sweet Donna!!!! Congratulations on all of your wonderful followers!! Isn't it so amazing finding so many precious friends here that love the same things we do?? I love all the goodies you create and would love to win anything!! Hugs and love, Dawn

The Feathered Nest said...

Hey sweetie, and I'm a follower too!!!! hugs and love, Dawn

Draffin Bears said...

Congratulations Donna on your milestone... 400+ friends following.
I am happy to follow you, love seeing your beautiful creations and talent in your work.
How very generous with all the giveaways, the lucky people are going to be thrilled to win.
Happy 4th of July!

Hugs
Carolyn

Teri White said...

I'm following . . pick me!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Donna we would follow you anywhere. lol
Honey of course you have 400 friends who can not but love you.
Love love this giveaway
Maggie

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Oh and I am of course your number 1 follower so in case you did not know.
Love
Maggie

Elsina said...

and I was already a follower

Elsina said...

Congrats on the 400! I am not surprised. Your work is beautiful and inspiring and you are so talented. I would love to enter your give away.

Meri Wiley said...

Hi Donna,

I would consider it an honor to have something made by you. Please consider this as my first attempt, as I am a follower.

Hugs,
Meri

Meri Wiley said...

Hi Donna,

This is my second attempt to win something fabulous from you, as this is just my comment: You're work is to die for, and I want something! How's that for bold!

Thanks for the opportunity.

Hugs,
Meri

Mary Ellen said...

I am one of those friends who follow!

Mary Ellen said...

Congratulations on 400 followers!! How fun to have a giveaway to celebrate all your friends!!

Connie said...

Hi. I just found your blog and became a follower.

Connie said...

Ohhhh, I love the quilt. Can't wait to see it finished.

Createology said...

I would be honored to be entered in your 400th follower giveaway. If I follow you and the directions this is my first comment for being a follower.

Createology said...

Now another entry for leaving a comment. My comment is that you Donna are always such an inspiration with the beautiful work you do. I aspire to do better because of you and your talents and generosity. Happy creating...

Createology said...

Whew! Now I should have my third entry earned as I just posted about your fabulous giveaway on my blog. Donna thank you for your generous offer. I consider myself so fortunate just to be following your blog and enjoying the lovely things you create. Happy creating...

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Donna Sweetie...
Oh my gosh, what a wonderful giveaway. Any item made by you that is. Please enter me. I definitely would love an opportunity.

Congratulations on your 400th follower. Aren't friends just wonderful?

Country hugs and much love, Sherry

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Donna Sweetie...
Country Wings here again. Ofcourse I am a follower. Yeah!!!

Country hugs sweetie...Sherry

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Donna Sweetie...
One last comment. I have also added your giveaway to my scrollbar.

Thank yet again for the opportunity to win anything scrumptous made by you.

Country hugs sweetie...Sherry

Pallas said...

I just discovered your blog from another blogger, and it is beautiful. Please enter my name in your blog giveaway. It will be nice to see what you create with the lovely image.

PS. Just so happens that I am having a blog giveaway at this time too. Maybe you would like to enter mine too.

Pallas

Kelly Berkey said...

Congrats! Count me in as your newest follower! What a beautiful blog you have~!

Kelly

Nancy said...

Donna, I would love anything that you made for me. Congrats on your 400th follower.

Nancy said...

Donna, I am a follower.

nancy huggins said...

O K..Trying again
I am a follower so please enter me in your giveaway :)

nancy huggins said...

I will put your button on my sidebar :)

nancy huggins said...

I am posting your giveaway on my sidebar :)

Lesley said...

Good morning Donna, I would love to take part in your takeaway

Lesley said...

Hello donna, it's me again. I am a follower and if I was lucky enough to be a winner I would really love one of your beautiful hearts. I've coveted one for ages

fireythreads said...

who would be able to pick what they would want you to make I would leave it up to what you felt like and you are so genrous yes i am defiently a follower

Patty C. said...

I have put a button about your giveaway in my sidebar :)

Patty C. said...

I am a follower of your Blog :)

Patty C. said...

And Here is my comment for a third entry:
Your blog is beautiful and it is certainly wonderful to have such sincere and talented people to develop friendships with -

Take care

Good Luck to all with this mysterious Giveaway :)

Karen said...

Hi Donna!
Yes Maam, I already follow you.
:) Karen ~ Some days are diamonds

Denise said...

Oh Donna,
The first color combination of your new quilt matches my (one and only) bedroom! But I do love Handsomes pick too....

Tarnished Rose said...

I'm already a follower. Love your blog.

Smiles~
Marilyn

Tarnished Rose said...

Congratulations on reaching 400 followers!

Smiles~
Marilyn

Hazel said...

I have just found you and just become a follower. Please add me to the draw. Very exciting. x

Renee G said...

I am also a follower.

Renee G said...

Congratulations on reaching 400 followers.
I love surprises.
rsgrandinetti@yahoo(dot)com

trisha too said...

blog following . . .

:)

trisha too said...

Well of course I'd love some pretty thing you've made; thank you so much for the chance!

trisha too said...

Swiped your giveaway pic for the blog; also added your button.

:)
http://easilyamusedhardtooffend.blogspot.com

Tracey said...

I am now a follower too! :)

Tracey said...

What a lovely blog you have! I am so glad I visited. Please enter me in your giveaway. :)

Debby said...

I would love to be entered in your giveaway and I am for sure a follower.
Debby

Quiltin' Sandy said...

Hi Donna, please enter me in your giveaway. I have so enjoyed looking at your blog, and the pics of your beautiful dogs. :-) bye for now, sandy.
sandangels1945@hotmail.com

Quiltin' Sandy said...

I am now a follower as well! :-)
sandangels1945@hotmail.com

Kozi said...

Hi Donna,
Again me Kozi (from Hungary). I have become your follower as well.
All the best,
Kozi
www.kozi-keresztszemes.blogspot.com

Kozi said...

Hi Donna,
I would like to enter your giveaway so I leave this message.
Kozi
www.kozi-keresztszemes.blogspot.com

Kozi said...

Hi Donna,
For the third time, again me :) Kozi from Hungary.
Please check your giveaway at
www.kozi-keresztszemes.blogspot.com
Bye,
Kozi

Linda said...

I am a follower now too, Yah!!
http://artwolfs-briar-rose-gate.blogspot.com/

Linda said...

Please enter me into your draw,
http://artwolfs-briar-rose-gate.blogspot.com/
Love those vintage ballerinas with their pumps and tutus.

Mrs A. said...

Can't wait to see the results. Love your blog.

Mrs A. said...

Ok. Done. I'm following you now too.

Btrie said...

I am now following you too, for a second entry. Thank you for these chances.

Btrie said...

Please enter me in your giveaway. greatcashmeres@yahoo.com

Dorincard said...

Nice card, happy girls...:)

House and Doll said...

Congrats on your 400th friend. Heres cheers to many more!

deb did it said...

your blog is wonderful..happy I stopped by!

Master said...

Hi!
Congrats on getting 400th follower. You have a beautiful blog and I am also an instant follower. I collect postcards and other philatelic material.
Wishing success for you!
Greetings from PAKISTAN
Yours Cheema

Bonnie said...

I missed your give away, but still wanted to congratulate you on 400 followers! WoW

barbarasaintjacques said...

I am very happy to have found your blog. I love your beautiful needlework and will be back often. http://basia-spiritspace.blogspot.com

barbarasaintjacques said...

Back again, as I signed in as a follower. Looking forward to new ideas and your works of art.
http://basia-spiritspace.blogspot.com

Raspberries and Rose Petals said...

I would love to be entered into your drawing! That image is adorable, and I'm sure whatever you make with it will be awesome just like everything else you touch! Thanks for the opportunity!

Hugs!
Lori

Raspberries and Rose Petals said...

DONNA! I can't believe I'm not a follower!!! Here all this time I thought I was! :O Well, I just fixed that in a hurry!

Hugs!
Lori

Raspberries and Rose Petals said...

Hi Donna! I'm back! Just finished posting about your giveaway! Can't wait to see what you create!!!!

More Hugs!
Lori

June said...

And now I am a follower!
hugs

June said...

Hi Donna,
I don't know if I have ever met you but I LOVED your studio! I saw over at Raspberries and Rose Petals that you were having a give away and thought to myself,hmmm, maybe I should go take a peek. I LOVE what I see here and LOVE the things you create here. You are a very talented creater, and I think I should found you sooner.
June

Diva Kreszl said...

...and I am cetainly a follower!!!

Diva Kreszl said...

congrats on this amazing accomplishment! It certainly speaks volumes about how much we all love your blog :)

Shelly said...

Well, goodness sakes of COURSE I FOLLOW!!

MORE HUGS,
Shell

LOL No2

Shelly said...

Well, you'd think I'd been dipping into Maggies Pain pills,,although SHE seems to be keeping pretty sharp!
I posted it on my sidebar AND I even featured your giveaway in my post yesterday,,,,,,but did I enter Donna? LOL No~! Ackk!
Okay,,,,,,,here's the entry!

No.1
Hugs and love,
Shell

Shelly said...

Okay as stated and Last comment, I promise, but by now you may have learned that I don't always keep my "Yap" shut!

Posted ON my sidebar and on Sat Evenings post,,,,You and Marsha,,,,,and of course Our Miss Maggies prayers and support!

Okay,,,,this is the LAST Hug I'm giving you because I'm really getting sticky from the heat and you wouldn't want a 4th!

"Air" Hugs-thought you might appreciate that instead!

Shell

No 3 and Finis! Adieu....

Janelle said...

Hi, I'm a follower. Congratulations!

Best wishes.
Chanticlear1@gmail.com

Janelle said...

Can't wait to see what you make with the two ballerinas. Again, congratulations on your 400th!
Best wishes.
Chanticlear1@gmail.com

♥ Blue Creek Basement ♥ said...

I am following you now too!

♥ Blue Creek Basement ♥ said...

Congratulations on reaching 400... well 434 followers! I am so glad I found you.

Donna said...

I follow your blog

Donna
dwarrington1@gmail.com

Donna said...

What a pretty giveaway, can't wait to see what you make.....

Donna
dwarrington1@gmail.com

Liszha said...

Oops, a little late but I really want to be included as your stuff is always great whatever you are going to be giving away.
I will link to you and let it be on my site a little longer as the 14th.
Hugs,
Lisette

Tracy Suzanne said...

I'm a faithful follower Donna at least when I can fight my way to the computer. ha-ha.

Hugs...Tracy :)

Tracy Suzanne said...

Geez Donna, I have got to get my computer fixed. I almost missed another one of your fabulous giveaways. Neil gets too much computer time and me too little. Please count me in. And congratulations on 434 followers. That's huge!

Hugs...Tracy :)

BTW - I'm having one too that ends tonight (Tues). I hope you come by and enter.

Tracy Suzanne said...

I added your giveaway button to my sidebar Sweetie!

ooxx's...Tracy :)

Lisa Leggett said...

How could I *not* follow your blog, I like it here... it's soothing. And besides, you wear sexy motorcycle boots! Heehee!

Lisa Leggett said...

And a second comment because this is a wonderful accomplishment Donna, congratulations!! I'm not suprised you have 400 followers, we know a good thing when we see it! Soon you'll have 1000, and then 10,000!
I can't wait to see what you do with the ballerina print, it's a fun photo, I'm sure what ever you do will be as amazing as everything else you do!
Have a great day!
Lisa

Anonymous said...

Hi! Donna
I found you through 'A Fanciful Twist' via Snap. This is the first time I have been here and I love what I see!
Have a great day!
Teresa in California
tscat@sbcglobal.net

Marydon said...

G'day sweet Donna ~ Oh, WOW! another giveaway treasure from you. I surely do wish to be entered, as I so love your hand created gorgeous pieces.

Have a lovely day ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Marydon said...

Donna, sweet friend ~ There is nothing more wonderful than a true blue warm treasured friend like you ... you are delightful just the way you are.

I never move my gifts from you, they are they to be enjoyed by all ... & let me tell you, they are enjoyed by all ... lovely comments on your work.

Have a lovely day ~
TTFN ~ Marydon

PeggyR said...

400 followers is a great accomplishment!

PeggyR said...

I am a follower as well, please add me to your giveaway...

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