March 15, 2011

My Second Blog Birthday...

Today marks the Second Birthday of Brynwood Needleworks - The Blog. Since I started this blog two years ago, I have written 688 posts and met many new and wonderful friends.

I never, in my wildest dreams, thought I would find so much satisfaction and enjoyment through this venture, and I never knew of the long-lasting new friendships that would be forged.

To say thank you for joining me on this journey,
I'd like to offer a new giveaway.
The feedback about my mug mats has been so positive
that I've decided to make them the centerpiece
of each giveaway package.

I'm offering two gift packages
one each to two lucky winners.


The winners will be able to choose the theme for their gift set, by choosing one custom-made mug mat from the four shown here. Each mug mat has a name (shown on each main photo).
The first name chosen will get first choice of the mug mats.
Then, I'll add at least four more items to each gift set
that follow the theme of the mat chosen.
PLUS...
Both recipients will also receive
a $25 Gift Card to Target!

The second name drawn will be able to choose one of the remaining mug mats for their gift package.
I've selected four of my personal favorites
from which the winners may choose.
I hope you like them...or at least find one that would be your favorite.
So, to recap...
  • TWO winners (Second Birthday = two winners!)
  • a $25 Target Gift card in each gift package
  • at least four more items personalized to the theme of the mat chosen (perhaps vintage, or "made by me", new or "natural", just to give you a few hints.)
How can you enter?
  • Leave one comment to enter
  • Leave A SECOND comment if you are a follower
  • Leave A THIRD comment if you post my button (below) on your blog to let your friends know about my celebration (You may use any additional photos from this post, too.)
  • ONLY COMMENTS ON THIS POST WILL COUNT.
If you do not leave separate comments for each entry, only one entry will count. (Each entry is automatically numbered for this giveaway. I won't be going back to see if you get separate entries for separate comments.)
This drawing will close at
11:00 pm on March 31, 2011.

The winner will be announced on April 1st...No Fooling!

Thank you for your friendship and comments.
I look forward to sharing many more days with you.
Good Luck in the Drawing!

UPDATE: 11:45 PM, 03/31/2011. DRAWING CLOSED.

183 friends clicked here to leave a note for me:

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Oh My Goodness!!! Congratulations Donna!!!
I would LOVE,LOVE,LOVE to win one of these! Thank you so much,
Hugs,
Donna

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Oh YES I am a FOLLOWER! Please enter me again,
Hugs,
Donna

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Hi Donna,
I posted your BUTTON on my BLOG, PLEASE enter me again... You are SO TALENTED, I love to look at all your wonderful creations!
Hugs, Donna

April Mechelle said...

Congrats on 2 years !!! I would love to win the nesting one !!

April Mechelle said...

I am also a follower !! Love your blog !!!

Holloway Family said...

Congratulations!! I LOVE the blue mug rug!!!

Tina Eudora said...

Donna first let me say congratulations on your 2 year anniversary....wow time flies doesn't it? It has been a pleasure being a follower of yours since I began blogging!
I would love to be entered since I adore everything you make! Thanks for the opportunity and here's to many more years of wonderful posts!
Tina xo

Tina Eudora said...

Oh and of course I am a follower Donna, and most importantly an admiring friend!
Tina xo

Klik said...

WoW! Count me in, please! :))

Klik said...

Hello Donna! I'm your follower :)
I congratulate you with 2 years blogging! :)

Nataly

Klik said...

I've post an active link on my left side bar here
http://klik-leisure.blogspot.com/

Best wishes!
Nataly

Elizabeth said...

all the mats are beautiful donna love the bird nest best I think love your blog and will certianlty keep reading it you are so genrous with your gifts and your time for us all

The Farmer's Attic said...

Happy Birthday!!! Love your work. Would love to be entered in your giveaway!

Lucy

The Farmer's Attic said...

You know I'm a follower :)

The Farmer's Attic said...

Going to post your giveaway right now :)

melanzana said...

Pozdrav Donna!!!!
Ja ti samo želim čestitati drugi rođendan tvog bloga.I želim ti još puno,puno,puno....postova i rođendana.

Carol said...

How could I ever choose which of your work I like better...o, but I'll try!!

Happy BBD to you
Happy BBD to you!!
Happy BBD generous laadeeee
Happy BBD to you!

Carol said...

To say that I am a follower seems so inpersonal

So maybe, I am a fan..yes I am
Maybe I'm a watcher...yes I am

But what I am is grateful that you take the time to share a part of your talent with all of us.

Happy BBD to you.
xx, Carol

Faye said...

I would love to be in the running for one of these lovely gifts...they are just stunning and so practical!~~ Thanks again, Faye

Faye said...

And, of course, I am a follower and have been for quite some time!! Thanks again for this awesome chance....Faye

MosaicMagpie said...

A very happy Blog 2nd Birthday to you! I have enjoyed reading all you share with us as well as participating in events with you!
Congratulations!
Deb

MosaicMagpie said...

I am a follower and love every minute of it! Even when we visited the fussy teacher in the quilt class! LOL
Deb

MosaicMagpie said...

off to post a button about the giveaway!
Deb

DeeDee said...

Congrats on your two year blogiversary.. I know why you have made so many freinds... you make this such a fun place to visit..I hope to be able to visit for many more years... cannot wait to see what you do for your 10 year bogiversary..many hugs xoxoxo
DeeDee

Brenda said...

Congratulations on 2 years!Love the giveaway.

Brenda said...

I am a follower.

Krisann said...

Love visiting you at Brynwood each morn. I'd follow you anywhere! Smooches KA

Vintage Sandy said...

Donna, I sort of feel guilty entering this giveaway after receiving the lovelies yesterday but I guess not enough not to enter...any chance of winning something you've made is so exciting you know how much I love and admire all your beautiful things so count me in!!
Hugz

Vintage Sandy said...

I am a follower also!

Vintage Sandy said...

I also just posted about it on my blog I love the Tea time one!!

Rettabug said...

Congratulations on your 2nd year of blogging, Donna!! You do such a good job of posting interesting & colorful descriptions of your busy life.

Even though I've been blessed to own one of your pretty mug mats, I'd still love to be entered into the drawing.
Thanks for such a generous & pretty offering!


I'm still not turned around from our trip...its taking me forever to get back to my routine & now we're getting company over the weekend. Yikes! I'd rather be sewing!

Jan M said...

Happy Blog Birthday to you! Thank you for being such a gift to so many of us.

Rettabug said...

I know you know I'm a follower, but I had to post just to get my second entry! ;-p LOL

I'll be back to post again once I get your blog into up onto mine.

Hugs,
R.

ShirleyC said...

I would say you are the Mug Mat Queen! I have loved seeing all of your creations! Your tutorial is the best, and I've been passing it on to other people who want to learn.

Congrats on your 2 year anniversary!

ShirleyC

ShirleyC said...

I am a follower of your blog. I'm so glad we met through the mug mat swap.

ShirleyC said...

I posted your button on my blog.
http://prayersformymom.blogspot.com/

Sheila said...

Congrats on your second. I would love to be entered.

Sheila said...

I am a follower on your blog.

Sheila said...

I posted your button on my blog.

Snap said...

Congratulations! Time sure flies when you are having fun! Fun give-a-way. Thank you!

Mimi said...

Awww - you are sew sweet! I love your mug rugs and would be so proud to own one and show it off! Thanks for the chance!

Mimi said...

Wow! I have only been following you for a few months (once I figured out how!) and I love it! Thanks for this sweet giveaway!

antcan said...

Congratulations! I "found" you several months and thoroughly enjoy reading you every morning. Would love to receive one of your gifts. :-)

antcan said...

I'm a follower, too. Enter me again, please. :-)

Olga i. said...

I'm happy to participate!!!
I'm reading your blog for a while and - I love your stile!
Olga i.

Olga i. said...

And I follow your blog also!

Olga i.

ImagiMeri said...

Okay, I'm here, I can't think of anything better than winning some of your stuff.......again!

Love ya'
Meri

Olga i. said...

And I made a link !
theKnotGarden.blogspot.com

Thank you for the opportunity!

ImagiMeri said...

Here's my second one.....I really wanna' win, and I follow you daily.

Love ya'
Meri

Michelle May (Shell) said...

Happy second year! Love you! Love your blog! Love the fuzzy kids!
Don't enter me in the drawing. You know I'm already spoiled enough! hee,hee,hee.
Love ya girlfriend and congratulations. I'm so glad blogging brought us together!
Friends forever,
shell

ImagiMeri said...

Precious lady,

Here's my third entry and yes I have posted your button.

Love ya'
Meri

Sue K said...

Congrats on your two year anniversary! I love your blog...very warm and friendly. Most of all, I love your beautiful work. You are soooooo talented!
Please put my name in for your drawing and I would be so proud to be one of your winners!
hugs, Sue K

Sue K said...

I am a follower too! Love to read each day with my morning cup of coffee!!
hugs, Sue K

Sue K said...
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Nancy said...

Donna: The mug mats are just great, and I am happy I was in your swap to learn how to make them. I enjoyed the swap so much.

Nancy said...

Donna: I am a follower because you always have such wonderful pictures of things you are working on. I also enjoy reading about the dogs.

Mary Ann said...

I would love to enter your giveaway! You are so generous!!

Mary Ann said...

I am a faithful follower of your blog!

Mary Ann said...

I posted about your giveaway on my blog!

http://handcraftedbymaryannmiller.blogspot.com/2011/03/enter-donnas-giveaway.html

Terri Gordon said...

Hi Donna, Congratulations and oh what a beautiful giveaway, I love all your beautiful mug mats, but my favorite one is with the birds nest, how sweet. Thanks for the opportunity and have a wonderful week. Hugs, Terri

Terri Gordon said...

Hi Donna, I am a follower to your beautiful blog. Have a wonderful week. Hugs, Terri

Terri Gordon said...

Hi Donna, I am going to post your giveaway on my blog side bar, have a great week. Hugs, Terri

Createology said...

Donna Congratulations on your Second Blogiversary. That is quite the achievement especially with the number of posts you have done. Your gifts are wonderful and very generous. Please enter my name in your drawing. Happy Blogiversary...

Createology said...

And this comment makes it two for my entries as I am definitely your follower. Happy Spring and Birds Who Sing...

Tracey said...

Happy blog birthday!! Please please enter me- these are beautiful! Thank you!

Tracey said...

I am also a follwer. :)

Tracey said...

Going to post the button on my blog now!

Chris said...

Oh......your work is so lovely. I would love to win one.

Chris

Chris said...

Yup......I'm a follower!
Chris

Suzann said...

I would be honored to win anything you create.

Happy Blog-Birthday!!

Suzann said...

Of course, I am already a follower!!!

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

Happy 2 years anniversary! Time does fly when you are having such fun!
I would love to be entered into your giveaway pool!
★Linda★

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

Yes, Donna--I am a follower and a Fezzick fanatic!
★Linda★

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

Donna,
I am posting your button!
★Linda★

Mary said...

Donna, I would be tickled to win one of your mug mats...I love them...Happy Second Blog Anniversary! !

Mary said...

WooHoo, comment #2.....I am a follower ! !

Mary said...

Oh yes, comment #3, I've posted your button for all to see ! !

Annie said...

Congratulations on 2 years blogging. I love to read your posts .... and hope you continue for a long time coming.

Annie said...

I am also a follower. Thanks

Doni said...

OH YUM!!! I love your Needle Dancing coffe mats!!! Please add me to the list, but then PICK ME!
Congrats on your 2nd birthday of blogging. You are so creative, it's always so much fun to see what you're up to!
Blessings, Doni

Doni said...

And, I'm also a happy follower!
Doni

GerryART said...

Isn't blogging the greatest?
We can meet multitudes of creative talented artists.
I've admired your pieces and love that you 'ride'.
Hugs,
Gerry

GerryART said...

Oh, yes, I've been a Follower for some time now and always look forward to your next post.
Hugs,
Gerry

Debbie B said...

I love the tea time and words sets! Happy 2nd blog birthday!

Kathy B. said...

Happy Anniversary! Love your work, and the lovely pictures you post! Thanks for the opportunity to own one of your creations!

kathy.bruner@hotmail.com

Kathy B. said...

I am also now an "official" follower! Read your blog every time I'm on my computer and enjoy it very much!

kathy.bruner@hotmail.com

Sew Loquacious Angela said...

Happy Birthday Donna! Please enter me for your super giveaway!
Angela

Sew Loquacious Angela said...

Hey Donna! Count chance 2 for me for the giveaway...I'm a follower!
Thanks!
Angela
PS. I'm going to post your button. I will come back and leave a third comment when I do!!

te_roti said...

Happy second blog birthday Donna.

Minimiss

te_roti said...

How could I not be a follower - in here nearly every day and never a post is missed.

Minimiss
aka Columbine Goblinshimmer

te_roti said...
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Kathy said...

Congratulations on two years! I always enjoy your blog.

Kathy said...

I'm a follower, too!

Sandy said...

What darling mug rugs...would love to win something for your blogiversary...congrats!

Sandy said...

I am now a follower of your blog.

Shirley said...

Hi Donna, I love the new mug mats and I love my purple one, but I also like these. I would love to enter your giveaway. Have a great day, Your Missouri Friend.

Shirley said...

Hi Donna, I am one of your followers. Your Missouri Friend.

Shirley said...

Hi Donna, I am one of your followers. Your Missouri Friend.

Shirley said...

Hi Donna, Your button is on my side bar plus your blue mug mat is in my blog post tonight. I gave you a write up also. I stopped by before I went to work, but I had to wait until I got home to do all of my posting. Have a great day. Your Missouri Friend.

Judy C said...

I would love to win one of your mug mats, thanks for the chance to win.

Judy C said...

I am also a follower.

Jill said...

Congrats Donna. I am so happy that I found your blog. I would truly love to win one of your fabulous mug mats. I admire your creations and just love your ribbon embroidery.

Looking forward to reading many more of your posts.

Jill

Jill said...

Donna,

I am also a follower (I am not quite certain what that means, but I am one)

Jill

Sarah said...

Donna, congratulations on the 2nd anniversary. I always look forward to my visits here. I'd love to be a winner. The nesting mug mat is my favorite! ~ Sarah

Sarah said...

Donna, back to say that I'm one of your followers and have been for many months. ;-)
~ Sarah

Sarah said...

Hi, Donna. I'm back to say I've posted your giveaway button. Have a great week! ~ Sarah

Sharon said...

What a great giveaway, Donna! Please through my name in the hat.

Sharon said...

Donna,

I am definitely a follower!

Sharon said...

I will be posting your giveaway info on my blog!

The French Bear said...

Donna, what a lovely giveaway, you are so generous and what gorgeous gifts they are!
Thank you for your sweet words of comfort, I am so blessed to have your friendship!
Hugs,
Mags
xx

The French Bear said...

Dee, you know I am a follower too!!!
Hugs,
Mags
xx

The French Bear said...

Dee, I have posted about your giveaway on my blog!
Thanks again Sweetie!!!
Hugs,
Mags
xx

Pat said...

Congratulations on 2 years of blog writing. I would love to win one of your packages.

Carol at Serendipity said...

Donna,

I am commenting, I am a follower and I will post your button on my blog. In fact, my next post is about the fun we had!

Love,
Carol

Sharon said...

Hello Donna!
Sharon, from Corgis In My Garden, sent me over here to check you out and sign up for your great giveaway! So, here I am! I looked at your next post and I must say, there are some gorgeous quilts there. I'm afraid my quilting and sewing days are over because of my arthritis, but they were beautiful to look at!
Have a most lovely day!

Sew Loquacious Angela said...

Hey Donna!
I blogged about your giveaway and posted your giveaway button on my sidebar! You can see the post here:
http://sewloquacious.blogspot.com/2011/03/inspired-by-pop-march-dress-up.html
Thanks! Have a great day!
Angela

Snap said...

I am a follower!!!

Buttons said...

Congrats... you touch so many with your talents and smiles!

Buttons said...

So much fun to be a follower of your blog... even when Kes is doing the writing! (*_*)

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Happy second blog birthday! What a generous and kind giveaway. I shall be keeping my fingers crossed that I will able to win one of your amazing mug mats! Theresa

Faerie Moon Creations said...

I do indeed follow you! I love reading about your work and your fabulously sweet pups. Thank you again for holding such a wonderful giveaway! Theresa

Faerie Moon Creations said...

I also posted your blog button! Theresa

Buttons said...

Ooops... I meant to say Fez's commentary on prevous post!

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

You create things with such care and they are sooo beautiful of course I WANT !!!
(())

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

... and you know I am a follower too.
thanks for visiting me I always love your visits (())

Snap said...

I put the button on my blog!

Penny said...

Congratulations on you 2 year Blog Birthday.

Please enter me in your very generous giveaway.

Hugs,
Penny

Penny said...

I am a follower so please enter me in the second time.

Hugs,
Penny

Penny said...

I am grabbing your button to put on my blog.

Yeah! another entry.

Hugs,
Penny

Carol Stuck said...

Congratulations to you and thank you for offering this wonderful giveaway. I would love to be entered for a chance to win some of your beautiful, creative works of art. Thank you so much for your generosity.

Carol Stuck said...

Yes, I am a new follower. Please enter me again. Thanks so much!!

cottageprims said...

Congrats on 2 years! Oh what lovely prizes.Would love either,especially love the nest.Warm Blessings!~Amy

cottageprims said...

I'm a follower on GFC.Warm Blessings!~Amy

cottageprims said...

I'm posting your giveaway button to my sidebar.So pretty need as many chances as I can get..smile..~Amy

Ruby said...

What a fun and generous giveaway. Congratulations on 2 years!! I hope I get to choose!

Ruby said...

Thanks Fezzik for reminding me to check in! Yes I am a follower. Love it!

Ruby said...

I have posted the button on my blog. Thanks for the charming giveaway!

Nancy said...

Hi Donna. I am leaving a comment for the entry to the contest but also to say I enjoyed reading your blog after I happened upon it in blogdom! Thanks for the opportunity to win your awesome mug mats/coasters. I love them!

Nancy said...

Nancy again. I am now a follower!!

Sharon said...

Donna I just stopped by to say wow 2 years sure have gone fast. Congratulations my dear friend.
PS How is little big ears (Fez) doing these days? He is so darned cute that I am sure he never does anything wrong. :-)

Doreen said...

I love coffee mugs and matching placemats, coasters, and anything else that coordinates. Great blog.

Doreen said...

I just signed up as a follower of your wonderful blog! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

James-Linda said...

HAPPILY FOLLOWING YOU!

jldouglas@wispwest.net

James-Linda said...

LOVE YOUR BLOG!
SWEET GIVEAWAY TOO!
THANKS SO FOR SHARING!

jldouglas@wispwest.net

Susan said...

Happy Birthday!
Lovely giveaway, would love to be entered. Enjoyed my visit to your blog.

KnitWithTammy said...

Has it really been 2 years?????
WOW!
Lovin' it, my friend!

KnitWithTammy said...

OH, and I believe I'm still a FOLLOWER too! (That's BLOG code for STALKER, right?!) ;)

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Wow How many post did you say! I know my mouth opened wide when I read the number. lol
Congrats on your two years and thank you for having such a lovely giveaway and blog.
We are the ones that are so lucky to have you!
Love ya
Maggie

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Of course I am one of your many happy followers. I am off to put this on my sidebar
Love
Maggie

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

I did it your beautiful giveaway is now on my sidebar.
Hope your having a wonderful week
Love ya
Maggie

JCnNC said...

I certainly enjoyed strolling through your site - very nice studio. My mug rug choice would be "nesting" - it was hard to choose. Thanks for the opportunity to participate and Happiest Blog Birthday. Judy C

JCnNC said...

Judy C again who just became a blog follower. Thanks for an awesome giveaway.

Peggy H. said...

I would love to be entered in your giveaway! Thank you.
Peggy H.
www.neverenoughstash.blogspot.com

Peggy H. said...

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

Thank you.
Peggy H.
www.neverenoughstash.blogspot.com

Margie said...

Ok, please enter me in your wonderful giveaway and if you have a chance check out my new blog.

Thanks so much,
Margie
www.hungryhookprimitives.blogspot.com

Margie said...

Hi...I am also a follower !!!

Margie at Hungry Hook Primitives

Margie said...

I will be ahhappy to post your giveawy on my side bar...

Margie at Hungry Hook Primitives

Renee said...

I just found your blog, and I really like what you do!

Tracy Suzanne said...

Happy Blog Birthday Sweetie!!! I'm so glad you blog and so glad to have you as my friend.

Hugs...Tracy :)

Tracy Suzanne said...

I'm following you for keeps.

Hugs...Tracy :)

Tracy Suzanne said...

I blogged about the giveaway.

OOOXXX's...Tracy :)

COUNTRY PICKINS said...

Hi Donna, Congratulations to you! I love your blog and I enjoy it so much, and I am a follower. Your giveaway is very generous, and I would love to win it.

COUNTRY PICKINS said...

I will post this wonderful giveaweay on my blog.
Linda

COUNTRY PICKINS said...

I will post this wonderful giveaweay on my blog.
Linda

Lee said...

Congrats on your 2years and all those posts! how wonderful! thanks for such a lovely giveaway.
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Lee said...

I am a follower!

Prim2Pink said...

I would love a chance to win one of your beautiful mug mats! The Words & Letters & the Tea Time really caught my eye!
Judy

Prim2Pink said...

I am most definately a follower!

Judy

Prim2Pink said...

I will be happy to post your giveaway to my sidebar.
Congrats on two years of blogging!
Judy

Diane H said...

Congratulations, Donna. I came by to thank you for stopping by my blog and found your wonderful giveaway. Thanks so much for a chance.

Diane H said...

I am now a happy follower. Thank you again.

Sunnybec said...

Oh my goodness how pretty are they, if I won one I am not sure I would want to put tea or coffee on it...far too nice. Thanks for the chance to win.

Sunnybec said...

I am a new follower

nancy huggins said...

This is my comment to enter :)..I love the mug mats :)

nancy huggins said...

And I have been a follower since the day I found you :)

nancy huggins said...

I have posted a button to your give away on my sidebar :)...I hope I win..I hope I win :) :)

Missie said...

Your items are so cute! I love anything having to do with tea, so the tea mat is perfect. :) Congrats on your second blogoversary!

Missie said...

I'm a follower too. :)

Donna said...

I would love to win one of these! You are an amazing seamstress!

Donna said...

I am a follower of your blog.

Vasilinka said...

Very good sweetie, thanks for the chance.
Greetings from Ukraine.
http://vasylynkinyprodelki.blogspot.com/

Vasilinka said...

I am a follower
http://vasylynkinyprodelki.blogspot.com/

Vasilinka said...

link on the side panels
http://vasylynkinyprodelki.blogspot.com/

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