September 7, 2010

It's Official. Today Is My 500th Post...

I've been thinking about this for the past ten days and how I wanted to celebrate it with you. I can't celebrate appropriately without telling all of you what an inspiration you've been to me. Your comments and friendships have made Brynwood Needleworks blog a fun place for me to be.

As I've visited your blogs, I've been inspired, humbled and challenged to be a better writer, photographer, crafter, quilter and seamstress. I'm consistently in awe of your own efforts and want you to know how you affect my daily life. Your comments have been uplifting, educational and humorous and, although I don't always write back, I want you to know that I read every single one.

So, in light of those things...How do I thank all of you who follow my blog, either by commenting or just reading about my projects or my thoughts (or Kes' thoughts)? Five hundred posts representing five hundred nearly consecutive days of my life? I know this is going to have to be something special...I've decided that I'm going to create a very special lap quilt for one lucky friend of Brynwood. If you read Kessie's post over the weekend, you know that I have quite the copious assortment of beautiful fabrics. I've chosen this selection to make a lap quilt just for this occasion.

So, here's how you can enter your name in my 500th Post Giveaway:
• You must be a follower (friend) of my blog to participate. If you aren't already a public follower, you can join now. Tell me that you follow me in a comment for one entry
• Leave a separate comment telling me what you like reading about on my blog for another entry.
• Take my button (below), share my giveaway on your blog and leave a link back to your blog post about my giveaway in another comment for a third entry.
You will only receive as many entries as you leave separate posts in my comments section here. Please don't do all three things in one comment, or you'll only get one entry. We don't want that, now, do we? Also, be sure that I have a way to reach you if you're the lucky winner.

Because I'm going to be away for a week and won't have any sewing time, I'm going to leave the giveaway open for a while...You will have until September 30th at 9 pm to enter, and I'll announce the winner on October 1st.
THE DRAWING IS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO LEFT A COMMENT!!!

310 comments:

  1. #1 I'm a follower of your blog ~ lucky me!

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  2. Hi Donna,

    Congrats on 500 posts! What a wonderful achievement. Maybe you can have some of your posts made into a book as a great keepsake for yourself and your family.

    Sharon :-)

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  3. #2 I love all your wonderful creations...there's always so much wonderful inspiration on your blog. I also enjoy reading about your family (human and animal)...your stories are delightful.
    One of most favorite things on your blog is this quote...."Whenever creativity flourishes, tidyness takes a holiday." Thanks! I needed that!

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  4. #3Thanks so much for hosting this lovely giveaway....I'll be posting about it on my blog.

    Congrats on 500 posts!!

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  5. Hi Donna, Congratulations, I love to visit your beautiful blog, you are so inspiring. Your giveaway is sooo wonderful, I love the colors that you are using, they are beautiful. I want to thank you for leaving such wonderful comments on my blog, you have been so nice to me. Have a wonderful week. Hugs, Terri

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  6. Hi Donna, I am also a follower, I love to visit your blog, you are such a wonderful writer. Thank you. Terri

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  7. Hi Donna, I am also putting your lovely button on my blog sidebar. Have a wonderful week. Hugs, Terri

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  8. 500 posts,wow time does go by quickly! Congratulations Donna. You know I am a follower and love dropping by to see what gorgeous creations you are making.

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  9. Of course I shall post about your giveaway. But I want to win the quilt. I love the fabrics and colors you have chosen. I will post it on the right sidebar under my sweet give away girl!!!!

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  10. I love hearing about all your trips to Wisconsin. Also about your dog Kes! I am a animal lover for sure.

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  11. Hi Donna,

    Congratulations on 500 posts! you always seem to be very busy with all you do.

    Happy week
    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  12. Donna, ever since I clicked on your blog link and discovered your wonderful creativity and hospitality, I have thought of you as a special friend. I congratulate you on 500 posts which is a testiment to your abilities. I cannot imagine a more awesome honor than to win a quilt made by your hands. We are already followers. Twyla

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  13. Donna, I enjoy just about everything you write about but if I were to pick my favorites, I do enjoy seeing your knitting and your patterns that you create yourself. Thank you for your generosity! Twyla

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  14. I love being a follower Thanks for such a beautiful giveaway

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  15. Congrats Donna on 500 posts, Thats incredible. I'm already a follower. I'll be back to post the rest later, Hugs Lynn

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  16. I have soooooooooo been following this blog Entry #1 :) yeah !!

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  17. It's not that I like reading any particular thing on your blog - I just enjoy your blog - I like that your blog encompasses the creativity that we all desire to obtain- Yet, captures those real moments that we all encounter as we aspire to become better at what we do & in what we are- You share your strengths and your weakness in your creative process and in your life's journey- And do so with such grace and enthusiasm.

    I enjoy browsing through those moments that have become the pieces of the Quilt that over time you have laid the fabric for -piece by piece - moment by moment - And have enjoyed how lovely it has turned out:)

    Take Care

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  18. congratulations on your 500th post! yes, i am a follower.

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  19. I have posted your button in my sidebar for my 3rd entry ;)

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  20. i like reading about your lovely creations, and your studio, even pear boxes are interesting to me.

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  21. Hi Donna,
    For entry 1: I'm your follower!
    Thank you for the chance to participate in your giveaway. Congratulations on reaching 500 comments!
    Kozi
    www.kozi-keresztszemes.blogspot.com

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  22. For a 2nd entry: I enjoy the new outlook of your blog! And as I keen on stitching, I enjoy your stitched pincushions above all!
    Kozi
    www.kozi-keresztszemes.blogspot.com

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  23. And for a 3rd chance: find your giveaway on the sidebar of my blog!
    Kozi
    www.kozi-keresztszemes.blogspot.com

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  24. I am a follower for a while already. Not always commenting, but reading every post.

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  25. I posted your button at my sidebar!

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  26. Ooooh I would love one of your lap blankets - how gorgeous!!! I am a follower. x

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  27. Why I love your blog. First because of your creativity and energy. If I am low on inspiration, I look over your beautiful images and always find something. And because you are an animal lover like me. And because you are a wonderful person. I just love the pillow you made with the image of Bonnie, for a fellow blogger who lost her cat Bonnie. That so touched my heart. I wish you many many more posts to come!

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  28. I was drawn to your blog by the vintage vibe that I first saw. I loved all the patchwork and the cottons and the lace - so pretty. xx

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  29. Oh wow, to have a chance to win one of your beautiful quilts, this is so exciting. I love the colour of the fabrics. I am a follower. Enjoy your trip.

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  30. That is quite a milestone, 500 blogs!
    I have been a follower for some time and love reading all your news and of course all the beautiful fabrics and 'stuff'.
    I have added your giveaway logo to my blog.

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  31. Congratulations on your 500th post. I don't know if you know this or not - but your blog is always the first blog I go to when I bring up my computer.

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  32. Why do I enjoy reading your blog posts each day? You are inspirational, talented and gifted. I admire your creativity and your love for others. You inspire me to be more involved doing what I love to do (even though I have very little time these days).

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  33. I am going to post your giveaway right now :)

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  34. Congratulations on your 500th post. I am a follower. Blessings

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  35. I love your blog for several reasons. I find your work totally inspiring. Also it's great to follow a blog that's kept up to date. Thirdly, I like the pics of Handsome. lol

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  36. Hi Donna, I love your blog, and all your beautiful work. Have a great break and I'll look forward to seeing more of your creations on your return. Sue x

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  37. Hi Donna,

    I have linked to your blog from mine

    http://knitsbysue.blogspot.com/2010/09/brynwood-needlework-giveaway.html

    Sue

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  38. Hi, Donna! Congratulations! I love your blog because of your creativity, . inspiration and because you are a wonderful person and you are creating surprising things.
    Your follower Evgenia.

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  39. I have linked to your blog on the right sitebar
    http://bearsforpeople.blogspot.com/
    Have a nice trip!

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  40. Hey Donna, congrats! I'm happily a dutiful and always delighted follower and would love being included in your special celebration, thx for the chance.

    stitchinsweetsue @ gmail dot com

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  41. Oh, how exciting, I am a follower (friend) already and when I get back home (hotel now) I will take care of the other things.
    Love Liszha

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  42. What do I like about reading your blog? The puppers topics of course, tutorials and the amazing needle and colorwork you share, which inspires us. Also like that you share and critique *new to you* techniques, always interesting.

    stitchinsweetsue @ gmail dot com

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  43. My congrats (with 500th) from Russia! I'm your follower :)

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  44. I've posted an active link to your post om my left side-bar here
    http://klik-leisure.blogspot.com/

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  45. #3 ~ grabbed your button and linked in my toolbar:)

    stitchinsweetsue @ gmail dot com

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  46. Hi Girlfriend,

    I wanna' win, I wanna' win, I don't care that I've already won something from you, I wanna' win again!!!!! Your work is amazing, and I want as much of it as possible. How's that for "pushy?"

    Love ya,
    Meri

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  47. Hey lovely lady,

    I've posted your button to my site (I wanna' win, I wanna' win), can you tell I'm excited and that I wanna' win?

    Love ya'
    Meri

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  48. I am absolutely a follower of your blog and you inspire me to be creative each and every day!!!

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  49. Congratulations on 500 posts!! I really don't know how you do it all but I'm glad you do so that we can all enjoy it!
    I would LOVE to be entered in your giveaway. Thanks!
    Jane

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  50. I am a follower (friend)!!
    Jane

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  51. Congrats on 500 posts. I enjoy following your blog to see all of your beautiful projects and photography.

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  52. I love the soft and gentleness of your blog...everything you make is beautiful

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  53. Wow Dee, that is quite the accomplishment!! I know that for myself, you have been an inspiration and a mentor, I admire your strength and love of all things handmade! You make me want to be a better person and to look for the bright spot in the darkness, you never fail to touch me in some way in your posts, and I always look forward to reading and enjoying your blog!!
    Thank you from the bottom of my heart for being such a wonderful friend and fellow blogger!!
    I can't think of anything more delightful then one of your quilts as a keepsake to cherish, it would be like having a hug from you everyday!!!
    This is so exciting, I shall gladly let everyone I know how generous your giveaway is!
    Have a great week away and I shall be back to let you know when I add this to my sidebar.
    Hugs,
    Mags
    xo

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  54. 2.) I love coming here every morning its like going to the nearest coffee shoppe to meet a friend...always something fun to talk about and share...and you write it all so elequantly...

    see ya gain in the morning...

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  55. 3.) I have left a direct link for this on my side bar and will post a personal post about this in September 27ths post..please stop by and see it I left a message for you...


    http://deedeescraftspot.blogspot.com

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  56. Wow, 500 posts. Congratulations!!!

    I love reading your blog to hear your stories, especially about your dog, drool over your amazing crafts, and see our beautiful pictures.

    Thanks for brightening my day!

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  57. Hi Donna - I'm a follower! 500 Posts? That's incredible.

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  58. I love coming to your blog to see all the wonderful things that you create - from your pincushions (which I'm a proud owner of one of those), to the wedding dress you made. And that doesn't include all the other wonderful things that you make. Your blog is truly an inspiration and I love coming to it.

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  59. I'm posted a link to your giveaway on your sidebar. Whoever wins that quilt will be one lucky person. Those fabrics are just gorgeous! You are so wonderful to have this fantastic giveaway.

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  60. Dee, I am so excited to see so many comments since I left to go and blog about your giveaway!!!
    You can see it on my sidebar and in a post!
    Hugs,
    Mags

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  61. Oh yes, of course I am a follower.....he he you knew that!
    Hugs,
    Mags
    xo

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  62. Congratulations!!
    500 posts that have been fun, friendly, heartwarming, informative and NEVER boring.
    Carol

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  63. What I love about your blog is how you make everyone feel welcome, no matter what you share, it's like having tea with an old friend!

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  64. I love your work Donna, I so enjoy dropping by to see what you have been up to and created. It's why I began following you awhile back and still am a friend now.
    You have a great blog, I think Kes is precious and I am sure handsome hubby is too!
    Take care and have a fun week out and about.
    Tina xo

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  65. But of course I am a follower of your beautiful blog! I think we "met" during Silver Sundays.

    xxoo

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  66. I meant to say in my previous comment, Donna, what an absolutely generous giveaway. Someone is going to be over the moon to receive a lovely gift created by you!

    I enjoy reading about Kes :) I'm a doggie, well animal lover. And I so enjoy seeing all your beautiful work and drooling over my keyboard AND any woman who rides a Harley is my kind of gal!

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  67. Last but not least your button is under my giveway section on my sidebar!

    Have a wonderful week!!

    xxoo

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  68. Good Morning Donna well i live in hope that I an get to that many posts...hugs Wendy

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  69. I'm one of your followers , wow that sound strange but in a good way, hugs Wendy

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  70. I'm putting your button on my side bar hugs Wendy

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  71. I've been reading your blog for awhile...and just became a follower...please enter me in your giveaway...thank you!
    Busy Hands...Happy Heart
    Patricia
    duaquilino@yahoo.com

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  72. I just LOVE reading about your adventures with HANDSOME!!!!!!
    Busy Hands...Happy Heart
    Patricia
    duaquilino@yahoo.com
    PS: Hope I win the drawing!!!!

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  73. Donna, congrats on your 500th. post the lap quilt your going to make I can imagine right now just how beautiful it will be just like the lady making it is I'm so happy to call you "FRIEND"

    Sandy

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  74. Oh Donna! Of course I'm a follower! I wouldn't miss a single one of your posts!

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  75. I just posted your giveaway on my blog also I sure have my fingers crossed would ♥ to be the winner!

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  76. Your button will be on my sidebar shortly (whenever blogger feels like cooperating!). I'm honored to share you with others!

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  77. You inspire me! You make me get off of my duff and into the sewing room. You constantly amaze me with your talents, generosity and kindness! Your posts are a joy to read!

    Congrats on 500 posts, sweet girl!

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  78. Hi Donna- congratulations on 500 posts! Just leaving one comment - I am a longtime follower and I love reading all your posts. Thanks for being my friend - I am so fortunate to have come to know you through blogging. Keep on writing and sharing your beautiful creations with us.

    Little acorns will be sent to you this week - sorry for the delay!

    xo
    Claudia

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  79. I am a follower, what a wonderufl gift to give to someone, I am a quilter but at a much slower pace than you. I hand do it all and it takes me longer. I garden in the spring and summer and sew and quilt in the fall and winter months............Please add my name to your 500 post give away and congradulations! HUGS MARY

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  80. It would be just lovely to win one of your lap quilts! Congrats on your 500th post!

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  81. I am a follower, which is always great because I can stay updated on all of your great posts!

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  82. Congrats on your 500 post.I`m a follower,thanks so much for this great giveaway.

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  83. I love seing all your beautiful quilts.

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  84. Hey There!
    Congratulations!! I am a new blogger, so 500 posts seems like WOAH to me! :) I am a follower, too.

    Taylor Kay

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  85. As I said in my first comment, I am new to the blog world. But that hasn't stopped me from coming to your blog whenever you post something new! I LOVE looking at all the things you make! They are all beautiful! :)

    Taylor Kay

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  86. Hey Again! :)
    I just put your button on my blog! That was definitely a new experience for me. I have never done that before. HAHA! But, hey, everybody has a first time! :)

    Taylor Kay

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  87. What a lovely giveaway. I am a follower of your blog.
    clarkclay@bellsouth.net

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  88. I love coming by and seeing your creations but mostly, I love being able to check out the fabrics. You have a better selection than any store around here!
    ★Linda★

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  89. I am posting your button( with the link to your blog ) for this giveaway on my sidebar.
    I already have your regular buton on my sidebar. 500 posts is an awesome milestone! Keep up the great work!

    ★Linda★

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  90. http://balefiresquilts.blogspot.com/ Here you can find a button to your awsome giveaway
    Hugs Gunda

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  91. I am just in awe at all of your pretty things. I love sewing and crafting, but I think one of my favorites on your blog is the little shoe pincushions. Your pillows are beautiful too!

    clarkclay@bellsouth.net

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  92. I blogged about your giveaway, even though I really want to win it myself. Thanks again.

    http://prayersformymom.blogspot.com/2010/09/have-you-ever-been-here.html

    clarkclay@bellsouth.net

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  93. Received your cute card today...love..love it. Had to keep my daughter from carrying it off. Thank youas this was the 1st i got from you.
    Congratulations on your 500th. blog
    Elaine

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  94. Forgot to say I am a follower....put me in for the giveaway
    Elaine

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  95. Yes! I put the button in my sidebar.
    Now I am keeping my fingers crossed!

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  96. Ok, what would I like to see in a next entry. I would really love the hear why you are so crazy about the acorn.
    Hugs,
    Lisette

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  97. Donna, Congratulations on 500 Posts!!!! Isn't that amazing that we have this wonderful link to so many other inspiring supportive souls? I am thankful every day for having my blog & all the wonderful friends like you that I have met. I am a follower. I would love to win your beautiful lap quilt but, most of all thank you for having this beautiful inspiring place for us to come visit. Your friend Charlene

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  98. Hi Donna

    Have been a follower of yours since day one and haven't missed a single entry so how could I possible miss this giveaway.

    Minimiss

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  99. I just love seeing what you're making next, especially the quilty and stitchy things. But then I'm also very partial to the knitty, cookie and Kesy (Kesie?) things too. I just love it all.

    Minimiss

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  100. Donna, Congrats on reaching 500 posts! It's always a treat to come and see what you're creating here.
    ~ Sue

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  101. And I've been following....
    ~ Sue

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  102. And I'll post your give-away on my side-bar. I would so love winning something that you've made. I'm sure the lap quilt will be beautiful!
    ~Sue

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  103. Happy 500 my sweetie pie friend! You know I love ya bunches. Please don't enter me in the contest as I'm truly blessed by all your gifts. Just know I wish you many more wonderful posts and I'll be right here with you enjoying each one.
    Love ya girlfriend!
    xx, shell

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  104. I am a follower! congrats on the 500 posts whew thats a lot!

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  105. I love the pictures and inspirations I get here, I also love the posts about your pups.

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  106. I loooove to read your blog because you are always working on something, you inspire me to keep at it!

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  107. Congratulations! 500 posts is just amazing! I'm happy to know and follow you. Theresa

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  108. I love reading your blog - I admire your talent and I feel that we have similar interests (nature and animals and creativity). Here's to 500 more!!! Theresa

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  109. Hi Donna, I thought I would pay you a visit before I call it a day. Your colors that you have chosen for the special lap quilt is awesome. I know you are getting ready to head north. Enjoy your travels and take some pictures. I am one of your followers and very happy to have found you my friend. Have a great day. Your Missouri Friend.

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  110. You continuously amaze me with everything you create and how varied your talents are! Plus you motivate me to get my rear in gear!

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  111. And I just added your give away to my sidebar Yea!!!

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  112. It would be just lovely to win one of your lap quilts! Congrats on your 500th post!

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  113. And I just added your give away to my sidebar Yea!!! http://irininekrasenkoblog.blogspot.com/

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  114. Congrats Donna on your 500th post. It has been a fun "ride" getting to know you, and be inspired by you through your postings. Having had the pleasure of spending time in person, I can say you are exactly as I had thought you'd be from reading your blog. Write on friend! Marion

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  115. Donna: It has been my pleasure to read your blog and see all the beautiful things that you make. That is why I am a follower. I. too. love Oak trees as they remind me so much of my Dad and his love of trees. Plus I grew up in Royal Oak, MI. Hugs

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  116. I enjoy seeing the things you make and being inspired to create! You are so talented! Congrats on your followers! That's quite an accomplishment! KUDOS! ♥

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  117. Donna~
    I would love to win one of your charming quilts! They, like everything you do, are so lovely! I am a follower so please enter my name in the drawing!

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  118. Like I said ~ I love everything you create but especially love your silk ribbon embroideries! I would love to learn to do those sometime. Any hints and tips on beginning would be much appreciated! :~P

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  119. I am putting your giveaway on my sidebar with a link back to your giveaway. I like to put it on the top of the sidebar so it doesn't get lost further down the page!
    Thanks for your generous giveaway!
    Congratulations on 500 posts!!!

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  120. 500 posts? WOW!!!!! Congratulations!

    I am already a follower I don't always get to comment because I follow so many blogs :)

    Thank you for such a wonderful giveaway, I love the fabrics you chose.

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  121. Congratulations on 500 Posts ~ WOW! that is amazing.... I Love to visit your blog ~ Love seeing your fabulous Creations & the stories that go along with them, Like Your Mom's Beautiful Wedding Gown~ I sure have my fingers crossed for this Give~Away, it would be an Honor to have a Special Gift of Your Talent.....

    Cheryl

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  122. Me Again, Of Course I am a Friend (Follower)
    Cheryl

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  123. & Again....
    off to post about your Fabulous Celebration ~ Happy 500!
    Cheryl

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  124. Number 1: I feel so fortunate to be a follower of your blog Donna.
    I am excited to have an opportunity to win one of your amazing handsewn quilts. Thank you for offering such a generous giveaway and congratulations on 500posts. Happy creating...

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  125. Number 2: Donna I so enjoy reading your blog because you are so very real. There is a joy and serenity in your nature that you convey to us just by your open dialogue about your loved ones and your creative ventures. Your soul is pure. Thank you for sharing you with us. Hugs...

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  126. Donna, it has been my privilege to get to know you this past year!
    Looking forward to 500 more, and of course I am a follower!

    Hugs,
    Anne

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  127. I love your tireless energy, and the way you manage to create so many lovely things, each infused with so much LOVE. Seriously, everything you create seems to just ooze warmth and love. :-)

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  128. Hi Donna, I have enjoyed your blog from day one because of all of the talent, love, and encouragement that you share with each of us. Yours is one of the ones that I read before I leave the house of a morning. With the time difference, I can always see your thumbprint for the next post before I go to bed. It arouses my interest to see what the next post is going to be. I love to watch each of projects come to life and wish I had the time to do some of the many wonderful things that you do. Take care my friend. Your Missouri Friend.

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  129. Hi Donna, I am back.There is a blog post about you and your giveaway button is on my side bar. It is linked back to you. Have a great day. Your Missouri Friend.

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  130. OMGoodness I can believe 500 followers but 500 post oh WOW now that is something to celebrate...
    What do I love reading about here well the list is endless.
    I love to hear about you and Handsome
    You and Kes
    Your beautiful wonderful creations
    and about YOU is the best
    Love ya
    Maggie
    PS
    I love this awesome lovely giveaway

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  131. Donna
    I am so very happy to be a follower of yours and love you to pieces
    Maggie

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  132. 1) Hi Donna,
    I'm your new follower!
    Thank you for the chance to participate in your giveaway. Congratulations on reaching 500 comments!

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  133. 2) I love your creations but especially I like silk ribbon embroideries! I would love to learn to do those also, thanks!

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  134. 3) I posted your link on to my sidebar from right site

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  135. I am a follower! Enjoy your blog with my morning coffee!

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  136. I truly admire all of your designing/sewing/crafting. What gives you the most inspiration?

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  137. I don't have a blog :(( wish you would let us post on facebook - I do have friends! Thank you for your daily blog!

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  138. Hello,

    Congrats on your beautiful blog. I am a follower!

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  139. Hi Donna! What a fun giveaway! Of course I am a follower!

    Hugs!
    Lori

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  140. I love watching your progress on all your beautiful projects! You are so inspirational! And your tutorial for the homemade vanilla is wonderful...guess what I'll be giving away for Christmas!

    Hugs!
    Lori

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  141. And I posted about your giveaway on my blog & have a link on my sidebar! http://scrapinjust4fun.blogspot.com/2010/09/treasures-from-friend-giveaway.html

    Congratulations on 500 posts! It has been fun & I look forward to more!

    Hugs!
    Lori

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  142. I posted about your giveaway.Im a folower feom Argentina.My blog is sugargi.blogspot.com.ar
    I enjoy your blog. Congratulations!!!!!

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  143. Hi Donna,
    Congrats on 500 posts!!!Candy is very sweet. Thanks for chance to win:))
    Greetings from Poland.

    *hugs-Peninia art
    http://peniniaart.blogspot.com/

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  144. Hey, Donna !

    I've been a Follower of yours for a number of months now and am very glad I am.

    Hugs,
    Gerry

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  145. Variety ! !!
    I love the variety of interests you present to us in each of your posts.
    It's usually Something new and interesting that stimulates my brain.

    Hugs,
    Gerry

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  146. Hi Donna!
    Congratulations on 500 posts!
    WOW!! That is a lot. I love reading your blog posts and come
    back often to see what is next.
    Please include me in your giveaway..the lap quilt will be so beautiful. Thank you!

    Smiles and Blessings,
    Nancy

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  147. Am a follower of your lovely blog!
    Count me in...Thanks!

    Smiles and Blessings,
    Nancy

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  148. I have been a follower for a long time and I would also like you to know..the colors in that lap quilt would look awesome in my new home. I will post about it on my blog :)

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  149. Donna I love this lap quilt and you too.
    I now have you on my sidebar and crazy me thought your giveaway was already on there.
    Girlfriend what is wrong with me
    Love ya
    Maggie

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  150. GlitzyMe@tampabay.rr.comSeptember 10, 2010 at 10:09 PM

    What a lovely time I've had with your blog. I most definitely am a follower now.
    Chris

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  151. Wow, 500 posts. Congratulations!!!
    I've posted an active link to your post om my right side-bar here
    http://letalochka.livejournal.com/

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  152. Donna: I posted about your blog on my blog.

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  153. I follow you publicly via Google
    Friend Connect...
    Many thanks, Cindi
    windycindy
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  154. I really enjoy reading your various tutorials on your blog!
    Again, many thanks...Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  155. I so enjoy your blog. It is on my daily morning reading schedule and I'm never disappointed. Your work is awesomely beautiful.
    Anyone would be thrilled to win this quilt.
    I would love to know what kind of fabric you use for your little pincushions...it looks textured and it is pretty.
    Congrats on your 500 posts!

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  156. PS...I am a follower of your blog!

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  157. HELLO THERE Congratulations on your 500 post. I am a new follower. (Thanks to Michelle at Raspberry Rabbits). Have a fun week away. Something tells me that you and Michelle have special plans.

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  158. You have a wonderful blog. I love following it so I never miss an update.
    Thanks for giving me a chance to win your quilt.

    Chris

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  159. WOW! What a wonderful give away.

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  160. Beautiful, wonderful give away! Thank you!

    I am a follower!

    SheilaC

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  161. I love all of your beautiful needlework that you share with us!

    SheilaC

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  162. I am following and I love the blog so glad to have found it!!

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  163. I like very tastefull things you create and warm atmosphere of your blog. Congratulations on 500 post!

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  164. my third post (chance): I've put your giveaway logo on the sidebar of my blog!

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  165. Привет !
    Я стала постоянным читателем !

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  166. Я оставила ссылку на твой блог на левой панеле.
    http://rigierukodelki.blogspot.com/

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  167. У тебя очень нежный красивый блог !
    Я обязательно буду его просматривать .)))

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  168. Good grief...how did I miss this! Of course I'm a follower! xo Paulette

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  169. I really enjoy all your posts Donna. I love seeing your creations...and hearing what Kes has to say about things. xo Paulette ;)

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  170. I'm putting your beautiful giveaway in my sidebar. xo Paulette

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  171. Donna , que linda forma de comemorar os 500 posts , parabéns pelo blog , criatividade e conquistas alcançadas, muito sucesso.


    stilobasico@hotmail.com

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  172. Donna, estou levando o selo da promoção para a barra lateral do STILO BASICO para apresentar seu blog as meninas que passam por lá


    http://stilobasico.blogspot.com
    stilobasico@hotmail.com

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  173. Donna
    Estou encantada com os pequenos e cuidadosos detalhes de seus trabalhos , parabéns !


    Seguidora: STILO BASICO
    stilobasico@hotmail.com

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  174. I am a follower offically now!! I have checked your blog for some time now because I love your soft colors and simple ideas that seem to come together so beautifully..I look at your blog for inspiration mostly and now, I would love to participate in your giveaway and take things to the next level!!Kepp up the great work!!! Nice job, Faye
    Faye Riggsbee
    carolinastitcher.blogspot.com
    lriggsbee@nc.rr.com

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  175. What a wonderful giveaway! Love your free projects! Thanks!

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  176. The materials are beautiful and I would love to win. I'm a follower. Thanks!

    savinghubsmoney@aol.com

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  177. Congratulations - I am now a follower.

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  178. I'm a new reader, found you through your friendship with the lovely Shell. I've just checked out your wonderful tutorials and look forward to spending a lot more time going through your past posts. Thank you.

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  179. I just became a follower...woohoo!

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  180. Your site is wonder eye candy. My fav thing was also one of the first things I saw...the lavender strawberry rose. Lovely.

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  181. Congrats! You have a wonderful blog :) I love reading about you doggie and your crafts are just amazing.

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  182. thank you for the opportunity, i am a follower
    ciao Maria
    Napoli - Italia

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  183. Congratulations for your 500 post...
    You have a beautiful blog and now i read about your works ;)
    Ciao Maria
    Napoli -Italia

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  184. I'm putting your beautiful giveaway in my sidebar...
    ciao Maria
    Napoli - Italia

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  185. Love your blog --I follow as Renee G on GFC.
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOt)com

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Blessings, Donna