December 29, 2010

'Tis The Season...

Thank you, my friends, for all your kind and generous anniversary wishes. I read each one to Handsome and he shares my sentiment. You're all so thoughtful to leave us such nice messages. Hugs to each of you from both of us!

Now, on to the important stuff! (giggle) Drum roll, please! And the winners of my two Spring Magic Mug Mats (Chosen by the Random Number Generator) are...
#27 - Debra of Common Ground
#1 - Sherry of Createology
Congratulations, Debra and Sherry!
You've been faithful followers for a long time and I'm thrilled that you've won my impromptu drawing. I have both your addresses and will send your mats out to you.
All those fabulous pre-Christmas giveaways from fellow bloggers got me to thinking. The Season of Giving doesn't need to end on Christmas Day. I've decided to sprinkle a few little giveaways between now and the first week of January.

This giveaway is for the 2010 issue of Christmas from Gooseberry Patch, filled with fabulous holiday ideas and recipes and a little Christmas house tea pot. I'm even going to add a container of our favorite Instant Hot Cocoa Mix and a couple of candy canes!

You don't have to become a follower of my blog, but this giveaway is for followers only. There ought to be perks for reading my musings on a regular basis, after all. Make sure that I have a way to contact you if you win, too, please.

All you need to do is leave a comment on this post (only) to be counted in the drawing. That's it!
This drawing will be open until 10 pm New Years' Eve, and I'll announce the winner on New Years Day. Good luck!

DRAWING IS CLOSED. Thanks to everyone who left a comment.

**If you're reading this on my FB page reprint, you have to go to my original blog post to enter. I'll add the url to the original post to link back.


  1. Donna I am so thrilled and thank you so very much for your generous giveaway of the lovely mug mat. Trust me it will not get mussed up with food or drink. It will inspire me with your amazing stitching. Congratualtions to Debra too. Happy Healthy 2011...

    P.S. This is not a comment to enter your current GooseBerry giveaway. Thank you Thank you!!

  2. Congrats to the winners !!! I love reading your blog and I am a follower!! Happy New Year!!

  3. Good Morning, Donna,
    I hope you had a special celebration for your anniversary last evening...perhaps dinner, out?

    Congratulations to Debra and Sherry...those are some pretty sweet little mug rugs.

    Have a thoughtful Thursday ~Natalie

  4. Good Morning Donna!!! Hope you enjoyed your Anniversary!

    You know I'm a follower :) Your blog is ALWAYS the first blog I read every day!!!

    Enjoy your day!


  5. Hi Donna, I hope you had a very enjoyable evening. You do such wonderful work. We are at 57 degrees this morning when I leave to go to work. I would like to enter your drawing. Have a wonderful day.

  6. Congratulations to Debra and Sherry!

    Hi Donna! Your new giveaway is great! I collect teapots so of course, I hope I win! Good luck to everyone!

  7. Congrats to those Lucky winners....

    Donna I love that picture of you and handsome...your hair was beautiful...I wish mine would go like that now...

    hehehe! Happy New Year

  8. I would love to win this give away.

  9. Count me in -
    Best wishes to you and your family in the New Year !!!

  10. The past month as I've read your blog I am inspired by your talent! I have looked for the beauty in the snow and overcast skies, made a goal to attempt to piece my first quilt ever!

    Looking forward to reading more! And chances to win your drawings!

    Pam Holloway in Brussels, Belgium

  11. Hello Donna, I'm a new follower as of yesterday. Would love to win your give-away, but more than that I just enjoy your blog. I really loved the mug mats, I am on a mission to make some....:o)

  12. Hope, you have a very good evening :)

    My congrats to winners! They are lucky, should say :)))

    I'm your follower, count me in, please :)

    Best holiday wishes from Russia

  13. Congrats to the winners. Please count me in your new sweet giveaway...I feel like I should be giving you something for all the enjoyment I have received from your blog. Have a wonderful new year.

  14. We don't need perks for reading your blog - seeing your fun puppy pictures and your beautiful quilts is enough of a perk! But thanks for having a giveaway anyway.

  15. I was thumbing through that Gooseberry Patch issue at the grocery store one day. Looked like it had some great stuff. I thought of you a lot over the past couple of days, wishing you could come help me thread my sewing machine!

  16. Another great day during this holiday period. Hope your anniversary day was the very best ever.

    I love seeing the photos that are decades apart.

    I'm in awe of your needlework.


  17. Donna,Your mug mats are so cute, and a great idea for using up scraps.

  18. Congrats to the winners! I love teapots! What a nice giveaway! Have a Happy New Year!

  19. I am sending you snowflake kisses and warm woolen mitten hugs for the New Year 2011! You seem to radiate elegance in your posts. Thank you. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

  20. I've just discovered your blog and love it so joined your followers. Please include me in the drawing.

    Happy New Year!!

  21. Congrats to the winners! I would love to win this cookbook. I just LOVE their cookbooks! Hope you have a Happy New Year. We are celebrating at home where it is nice and quiet. We'll eat a nice dinner and hit the hay early. No ball drop watching for us (think it is kind of dumb) Here's to wonderful creative New Year for all.
    Hugs, Sue K

  22. How sweet you are to do yet another giveaway, Donna! Gooseberry is so much fun! Thank you and thanks for bringing sunlight and generosity to us all! Theresa

  23. Greetings, Donna!
    I would love to win this giveaway! :+)
    Happy, happy new year!


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Blessings, Donna