February 23, 2011

600th Friend Giveaway...

I spent part of yesterday creating a special gift to include in my newest celebration. I was surprised to notice that we're 600 friends strong now. It just about took my breath away thinking about it!
To say "thank you" for honoring me with your friendship, I'm going to celebrate with another drawing.

I made a small tote/handbag using some of my favorite fabrics and vintage lace. I added a silk print of one of the acorn fairies I recently shared with you. Add a little ruffling, beads, and some seriously sparkly buttons on the handle (see the first photo?). I finished by lining the bag with some pretty acorn/oak leaf fabric.

I added a 2011 needleworker's date book and a fragrance candle that smells like autumn to the package for one lucky winner.
Finally, I've added one of my current favorite quilting books, "Jelly Roll Quilts". I've written about this book before, and seriously love the designs created by Pam and Nicky Lintott.
If you'd like to enter my celebration drawing just leave a comment on this post. (If you read this on my FB page, you need to go to my blog - http://brynwoodneedleworks.blogspot.com - to enter. I won't count comments on my FB page.)

You must be a public follower (friend) to enter. I feel anyone who is a follower and reads me on a regular basis should be rewarded, but because I'm not able to give all my friends their own gifts, I'm limiting the entries with this requirement instead. It's my way of saying, "thanks"!

That's all. You don't need to post about this or put my button on your blog. All you need to do is be a follower and leave a comment.

I'll draw one name, via Random Number Generator,
at 11 pm on March 4th.

I'll announce the winner on Saturday, March 5th.

Thanks so much for reading, commenting and following Brynwood Needleworks.
I'm so grateful for your friendship.
Good Luck in the Drawing!

UPDATE: THE DRAWING IS NOW CLOSED.
Thank you to all who entered.

88 friends clicked here to leave a note for me:

ShirleyC said...

Wow! What a generous giveaway. I've really enjoyed your blog, and I'm glad I found you.

ShirleyC

julia said...

Oh my! Congratulations on having so many followers. I am fairly new, but I think I am in good company! You have a wonderful blog.

Terri said...

I love stopping by and seeing what you're up to. I'm not surprised you have so many doing the same.
Congratulations.

Patty C. said...

Congratulations on 600 followers - I'm not surprised - People like quality, & creativity & your work definitely reflects that :)

Appreciating all you do-
Hugs,

marie said...

Hi Donna,
Your tote bag is beautiful and as always your giveaway is so generous.
Your blog is a lovely place to visit. It's no wonder that people love to follow you!

Thanks so much for offering such a nice giveaway!

Anne Fannie said...

Congratulations on 600 followers! That is quite an accomplishment.
Your blog is wonderful so it is well deserved.
What a wonderful giveaway too Donna!
~Ann

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

"Congratulations Donna on 600 followers"... LOVE the beautiful giveaway and please count me in... I am a follower and LOVE reading your blog...
Have a wonderful week,
Hugs,
Donna

Doni said...

Hello Donna and a huge congratulations for reaching such a huge milestone! WOW!!!
Your giveaway is so sweet, and you must know that every time I see something with an acorn on it, I think of you! You have such cute acorn items that if I see buttons of acorns or whatever I think, Oh Donna would like that!!
I'd love to be included in your giveaway...your crafting is so pretty and I'd love to win!
Blessings on your milestone and thanks for the opportunity!
I've followed for a while now, and love your quilts!!
Blessings, Doni

Aksenova Evgenia said...

Oh, Donna! My congratulations!!! It's perfect giveaway!!! I want it very much and I'm pleasure to read to your blog!
Blessings, Evgenia.

peggy aplSEEDS said...

congratulations, Donna! you are always so generous. i treasure the ATC you gave me when you celebrated your 400 followers. thank you for the chance to win!

Megan Chamberlain said...

Congratulations on another milestone. Your giveaway is wonderful, I love the bag you have made, it is adorable.
I always enjoy visiting with you and seeing your furry children and the beautiful things that you make.

Sue said...

Hi Donna,

Whilst I don't sew I love to visit your blog on a daily basis just to see what you achieve your output is incredible

Carol R said...

Another generous giveaway! Please enter me into your draw.

Lululiz said...

I love visiting your blog, because of the variety. Finding fur babies next to quilts and other crafty projects next to motorbikes........ that just makes me smile. Congratulations on reaching such a fabulous milestone and thank you for celebrating it with such a gorgeous giveaway.

Klik said...

What's an adorable gift! Wow! Count me in, please :). I do not comment very often, but always read your posts :)
Regards from Russia :)
Nataly Klik

Sherri said...

Donna, what a beautiful and wonderful gift!! Congratulations on all those followers (which I'm one of them!!). I love to come to your blog everyday and read what you and the pups have been up to! Congratulations again!!

Lesley said...

Hi Donna. 600! Congratulations. You deserve it. I'm a follower and awed by the amount of projects you complete. Please enter me in your giveaway. Blessings
I must admit I really enjoy your blog on Fridays,,,such a talented young writer. lol

The Farmer's Attic said...

Donna,

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!!!! There's nothing left for me to say...

Lucy

ImagiMeri said...

Hey Pretty Lady,

Even though I've won before, I'm not ashamed to say..........I want more! I love your creations, and the buttons on this latest tote, along with the design, are to die for. Thanks for being so generous......and I still haven't forgotten our possible swap. I've been busy with mostly stress related stuff, but now I'm gettin' ready for a big bloggers luncheon in April. How about comin' out to Arizona to play and eat on April 9th?

Love ya'
Meri

Carol said...

At LEAST 600 people visit here to enjoy your work, bits of your life and of course your pup's posts.

I read this line and snickered a little " I feel anyone who is a follower and reads me on a regular basis should be rewarded". Its a wonderful give-a-way, but in truth, our reward is simply enjoying your posts.

Have a wonderful day Donna.

Faye said...

An absolutely wonderful milestone reaching the 600 friends mark!! And, rightfully so!!!! We all love your work and your creativeness... Please consider me for this fantastic giveaway... The goodies look so wonderful...They would love to call the Carolinas their home~~~ Take care and again, Congrats~~~ Faye carolinastitcher

Michelle May said...

Congratulations Donna!
We'll be friends forever!!
Please don't enter me in the drawing. You know how spoiled I am already! hee,hee,hee.
Wishing you many more fabulous years of blogging!
Love ya bunches!
xx, shell

Suzann said...

600!? WOW! Awesome. Delightful giveaway too!!!

Happy Thursday.

Shirley said...

Hi Donna, Wow Congrats on 600 followers. It is amazing, but I am one of those 600 followers and I read you every day don't always get to leave a comment depending on where I am reading from. The tote is so pretty and I hope I am lucky enough to win. I hope your hubby and friends had a good ride from your previous post. Have a great day. Your Missouri Friend.

Bev said...

Congratulations on your 600th follower. I always love to read what you're working on - you are a one-woman factory!

Elsina said...

600 Followers is a lot of people! Congratulations! Your blog is so much fun and inspiring always, so I am not surprised :) You made a beautiful package!

DeeDee said...

Wow Donna what a lovely landmark in to your blogwork....congrats on all your special friendhsips...you treat us all so well... thanks for letting me visit daily..

DeeDee

Mary Ann said...

Congrats Donna! You are a popular lady for a very good reason...your blog is wonderful.

Mary Ann in Ohio

Brenda said...

A very generous giveaway! Congrats on 600 followers!

Yvonne said...

Such lovely giveaways. Thanks so much for the chance to win :)

The French Bear said...

Look at all the excitement you create!!! What gorgeous gifts, I don't need to be entered but I just wanted to say, it is a pleasure to follow you and share in all your lovely talent! Good Luck to all who enter!!!
Hugs,
Mags
xx

Crowsnest Pass Primitive Folk Art said...

Congrats on the big 600...amazing isn't it...it's a wonderful world where we can be so connected to each other...to meet so many wonderful people! Hugs Susan

Holloway Family said...

over 600 followers!! AWESOME!!! I have been admiring your work and quilts and blog for a few months now and I love it!!! Please, please, please include me in your drawing! The book would be a great inspirational tool for me in starting my own first quilt project. I'm still trying to get up the nerve to try! ;0)

Pam in Brussels, Belgium

Patty said...

Congratulations on another milestone. I enjoy following you and look forward to reading and seeing what you've created, and of course it wouldn't be Friday without a word or two from the Fezzmiester.

Vintage Sandy said...

Donna..you take my breath away with each new giveaway I think she can't come up with anything more beautiful then you always do, this purse is gorgeous I love the image on it, then the book & etc. so generous you are. "Congrats" on the 600 you are so deserving of each one..hope handsome is having a great time!
Hugz
Sandy

Nancy said...

Donna: Congrats on having over 600 followers. Your blog is always on my reading list for the day. I really enjoy seeing the things that you make. Your creativity is astounding. Hugs

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

I DO enjoy and follow your blog--it's fun, interesting, and beautiful. Thank you for offering these pretty things. ; )
~Michele

she dreams big! said...

Oh my! Congrats on so many friends! I'm proud to say that I am one of them! You constantly inspire me to get creative although I sure don't accomplish as much as you do!

Best wishes, my friend!

Hugs ~~ Connie

antcan said...

I enjoy starting my mornings reading your blog. Please enter me in the drawing.

Krisann said...

Gorgeous! What will you do for your 650 mark?!? xoxo Krisann

Chris said...

600 followers! Of course you have. Your creativity is lovely and yours is the first blog I open - we're big fans of Kes and Fezzie :-)

Chris

Createology said...

Congratulations Miss Donna on 600+ followers. Your giveaway is super generous and I would be honored to own your darling tote bag especially along with the other items. Everything you touch comes out better than perfection. I love your blog and how you share so much with us here in Planet Blog. Happy stitching my dear...

Sue K said...

Congrats on all of the followers. I've been visiting for quite awhile now and love your blog! Always so interesting and filled with warm and friendly posts. Your work is just drop dead gorgeous! Please add my name to the drawing! I would love to be lucky enough to be a winner of one of your pieces of loveliness!!!
hugs, Sue K

Barbara said...

What a wonderful giveaway! You are so talented and creative. Congratulations on having 600 followers! I would be so honored to win the lovelies you're giving away.

Hugs XX
Barbara
Moore Whimsies

annette said...

I am a follower of your blog and I read it everyday. You just blow me away with all the things you make and accomplish. I want to be just like you when I grow up.

Deborah aka Miss Bee said...

I'm one of your 600 followers!

I love this pretty whimsical bag! Love it!

xoxo
Deborah in NC

Quiltin' Sandy said...

Hi Donna, what a lovely giveaway. Congratulations on 600 followers- I am one of them! :)

Lourdes said...

felicidades por tus 600 seguidores yo soy una de ellas, me gusta tu blog es muy lindo al igual que el bolso. que tengas un bello dia.

Marydon said...

G'day Donna ~ What a fabulous & generous giveaway. You are the best. CONGRATS on your 600+.

Whoever wins this lovely is truly going to be very lucky ... your work is exquisite.

TTFN ~
Have a beautiful day ~
Huggers,
Marydon

MARY PERNULA said...

Congradulations on having that many followers, I would love to win your nice give-away................Thanks for sharing yourself on your blog. HUGS MARY

MosaicMagpie said...

I am back! Hubby much better and what a wonderful day to return to blogland. You are celebrating such a wonderful milestone. I so enjoy reading your blog and Fez Fridays. I look forward to catching up with all the posts I have missed these past 3 weeks. So glad I am back for this one and to have the opportunity to congratulate you. I will be posting my mug rug later today!

Deb

Jann said...

Thank you for such a beautiful giveaway! I've been a follower for some time now, and I always love popping in to see your posts whenever I can. I will be back soon!

Blissfull ATC swap said...

I came to say I love my ATC I send you an email but the email are acting up... so I wasn't sure if it got through... and i come over and find out you have made it to 600 followers well that because you are a sweet lady and your blog and dogs are the best... have a wonderful day Hugs Wendy

nancy huggins said...

I Love all of your beautiful items and would be honored to win your give away..Please count me in...I have been a follower forever :) and I check your blog every time you have a new post. I don't always have time to leave a comment but try to when I can
Please count me in your give away...that is a TON of followers..I will be hosting another give away when I have reached 100 followrs :)

Sharon said...

Your blog is one of my favorites!
Please put my name in the hat for your giveaway. I just can't imagine having 600 followers. I'm excited to be nearing 100!

Kozi said...

Hi Donna,
Congratulations on your 600th follower.
Would you enter my name in this giveaway?
Thanks for the chance!
Kozi from Hungary

te_roti said...

Love those sparkly buttons Donna and that book is one I've been drooling over for ages since a friend showed it to me. Still loving everything you do.

Minimiss

Kathy said...

Great giveaway!

I always enjoy reading your blog, although it's been hard to see some of the outdoor pictures recently, compared to my outdoor pictures! I long for warmer weather, short sleeves and green grass. Soon, I hope!

Congratulations on your 600th follower!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Congratulations to you, dear friend! And to us - for having your friendship. All these wonderful goodies for one person??? That is too generous of you! :) As you know, I am a public follower and love reading your blog! Have a great night! Theresa

Marilyn said...

600?!! WOW! Congratulations. I'd love to have you pick my name for the wonderfulness! Thank you for being so generous. ♥♫

Mary said...

It's so nice for you to have an appreciation give away for your followers ! ! Hope I win...lol

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Wow Donna you really know how to celebrate. What a generous lovely giveaway.
600 hundred friends is something to celebrate. It is awesome and of course all of us understand completely why you have so many friends.
It has been such a lovely year coming to your site. I so appreciate you
Love
Maggie

Christine said...

600+ strong!!! Good for you!
Christine

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

Count me in! 600+! That is so great!
★Linda★

sunny said...

What a lovely giveaway. I've just recently found you blog and became a follower immediately.

Tracy Suzanne said...

Oh' Donna, you have put together one beautiful giveaway. That bag is so you and so cute. I don't know which I like better the acorn fairies or the bling but added with white and lace, well it's all perfect! Congratulations on having 600 followers!

I'd love a chance...XX's..Tracy :)

Terri Gordon said...

Hi Donna, Congratulations, I am not surprised, you blog is beautiful and I love to visit. Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs, Terri

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Congratulations, Donna! 600 followers is quite a testament to how awesome your blog truly is! It looks like I"m the third Terri (with two r's and an i ) to enter your wonderful giveaway! Keep on doing what you're doing - we all love it! Thanks for offering up such a lovely gift!

Heffroberts said...

I just have to say that I LOVE Fezzik Friday and you and dear Hubby are the most adorable couple I have ever encountered. I wish you continued happiness. And 600+ readers, I was shocked when I hit 10 - as has already been said, it is a testament to your blog. Congratulations!

Karen said...

Very happy I found your blog. Corgies are soo cute. Now I have that song stuck in my head. Knees & toes, knees & toes.
Have been bugging hubby to adopt one or two. Was hooked when met my cousins pal.

Judy C said...

600 followers wow! Congratulations, I enjoy reading your blog, I especially love Fes's Fridays.

brandy1 said...

I have followed your blog for some time now and love it. I love all your goodies you make. I had to ask a friend how to participate on your "friends" column and delighted to see I'm there and it was easy to do. How dumb can one be!! Please enter my name in your giveaway draw.warm regards Shirley

Jill said...

Hi Donna,

I love your blog. I live in Florida also and have a love of pinecones and acorns as well. You have inspired me to make some mug mats. You are sooooo talented and gifted. I would love to be entered in your generous giveaway.

Thanks,
Jill jillybee12@bellsouth.net

Donna said...

Congrats on your 600th follower giveaway! I am a follower and I always am amazed at how much you accomplish! Your projects are always so inspiring :)
Have a great weeked!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Donna, many congratulations on 600 followers! Everything you create is so beautiful. Thank you for the opportunity to win this gorgeous giveaway. Twyla

Michelle Palmer said...

You are head, shoulders, knees and toes above the moon with your talent! Always love to visit and LOVE every little detail you add~
Wishing you all the best!
Michelle

Sharon said...

Congratulations on so many wonderful followers. You do deserve them. What a wonderful gift you have created once again. I always love all your details.

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

How wonderful to have 600FOLLOWERS...AND I'm one of the lucky ones who gets to see all the beautiful things you make and follow your precious little pups in their weekly saga...You have such a fun Land Of Blog!!! Thank you for your generosity!
Hugs to you,
Donna

Prim2Pink said...

Congratulations on having 600 followers. It's no wonder, because you have such an interesting blog! I love reading about all your projects & adventures.
I would really like to be entered in your giveaway. The little tote is adorable.
Judy

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Donna,
Such a sweet and thoughtful gift...How wonderful to have 600 readers, your blog is amazing and always a pleasure to read..I am one of your 600 readers and I have enjoyed all my visits with you.
Have a sweet day and big hugs, Elizabeth

NoMimikry said...

Dear Donna,

first of all:
Congratulations on so many wonderful followers!!!!

what wonderfull candys from you.
It´s nice I find my name this day on your posting about "Weibertag" :-).

I don´t know if you will send to germany but I take a chance.

XXX
Mimi

Sandi said...

How generous of you! Some lucky follower will be fortunate indeed.

Jeannie B. said...

This is a lovely blog and I found you through Southern Matriarch.

Buttons said...

simply special...just like you!
Glad i've been "following" you around for quite some years. (*_*)

Fun With This and That said...

Great things ,You do wonderful things . Laura

The Feathered Nest said...

Hi sweet Donna!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!! You are such a wonderful, creative blogger...I am so very glad you're here ~ and I would LOVE to be included in your giveaway!! Sending you hugs and love, Dawn

Karen said...

Really enjoy your blog & projects. Your corgie is too cute.
Would like to be apart of the winning opportunity.
Karencg@hotmail.com

Sherry said...

Congratulations on over 600 followers. Your giveaway is wonderful. I love the Jelly Roll book and have done one of the patterns from a book I checked out at our library. I may be late for the drawing but want to congratulate you.

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