March 14, 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 comments:

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

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

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  3. 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

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

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

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

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  7. 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

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

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  9. WoW! Count me in, please! :))

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

    Nataly

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

    Best wishes!
    Nataly

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  12. 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

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

    Lucy

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  14. Going to post your giveaway right now :)

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

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  16. 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!

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  17. 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

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

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

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  20. 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

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

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  22. off to post a button about the giveaway!
    Deb

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  23. 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

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  24. Congratulations on 2 years!Love the giveaway.

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

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  26. 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

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

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  28. 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!

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

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  30. 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.

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  31. 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

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

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

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

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  35. I am a follower on your blog.

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  36. I posted your button on my blog.

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

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  38. 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!

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  39. 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!

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

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

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

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  43. And I follow your blog also!

    Olga i.

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

    Love ya'
    Meri

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  45. And I made a link !
    theKnotGarden.blogspot.com

    Thank you for the opportunity!

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

    Love ya'
    Meri

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  47. 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

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  48. Precious lady,

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

    Love ya'
    Meri

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  49. 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

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

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  52. 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.

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  53. 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.

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

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  55. I am a faithful follower of your blog!

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  56. I posted about your giveaway on my blog!

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

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  57. 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

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

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

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  60. 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...

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

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

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  63. Going to post the button on my blog now!

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

    Chris

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

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  66. I would be honored to win anything you create.

    Happy Blog-Birthday!!

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  67. Of course, I am already a follower!!!

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

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

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  70. Donna,
    I am posting your button!
    ★Linda★

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

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

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

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

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  75. I am also a follower. Thanks

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  76. 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

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  77. And, I'm also a happy follower!
    Doni

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  78. 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

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

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

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  81. 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

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  82. 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

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

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  84. 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!!

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  85. Happy second blog birthday Donna.

    Minimiss

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

    Minimiss
    aka Columbine Goblinshimmer

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  88. Congratulations on two years! I always enjoy your blog.

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

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  90. I am now a follower of your blog.

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  91. 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.

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

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

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  94. 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.

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

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  96. 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

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  97. Donna,

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

    Jill

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  98. 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

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

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

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

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  102. Donna,

    I am definitely a follower!

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  103. I will be posting your giveaway info on my blog!

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  104. 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

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

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

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

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  108. 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

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  109. 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!

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  110. 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

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

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

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  113. 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

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  114. 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

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  115. I also posted your blog button! Theresa

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

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

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

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  119. I put the button on my blog!

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  120. Congratulations on you 2 year Blog Birthday.

    Please enter me in your very generous giveaway.

    Hugs,
    Penny

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

    Hugs,
    Penny

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  122. I am grabbing your button to put on my blog.

    Yeah! another entry.

    Hugs,
    Penny

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  123. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  131. 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!

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  132. Nancy again. I am now a follower!!

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  133. 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. :-)

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

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

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  136. HAPPILY FOLLOWING YOU!

    jldouglas@wispwest.net

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

    jldouglas@wispwest.net

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

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

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

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  141. 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

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

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

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  144. 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

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

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

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

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

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  148. 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

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

    Margie at Hungry Hook Primitives

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

    Margie at Hungry Hook Primitives

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

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

    Hugs...Tracy :)

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  153. I'm following you for keeps.

    Hugs...Tracy :)

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  154. I blogged about the giveaway.

    OOOXXX's...Tracy :)

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  155. 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.

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  156. I will post this wonderful giveaweay on my blog.
    Linda

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  157. I will post this wonderful giveaweay on my blog.
    Linda

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  158. Congrats on your 2years and all those posts! how wonderful! thanks for such a lovely giveaway.
    butler83ataoldotcom

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

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  160. I am most definately a follower!

    Judy

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

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

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  163. I am now a happy follower. Thank you again.

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  164. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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  170. I am a follower of your blog.

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

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

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

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