September 29, 2011

800th Plus Post Giveaway...

This is officially my 873rd post and it's past time to celebrate with a giveaway! Because Autumn is my favorite time of year, I've chosen that (and Halloween) as my theme.

There are going to be EIGHT winners this time, and here are some of the things I've chosen to give to my faithful friends whose names are chosen. Each person will receive a main gift, and then I'll add a few other smaller surprises to their package when I mail them out.

The first item is a Pumpkin Pie Recipe tea towel from Mary Lake-Thompson, Ltd.
• I have two of these to give away •
The second item is a tote bag that I'm going to make using this embroidery. 
This will be the perfect size for a little trick or treating 
or adding to your holiday decor. The base fabric is canvas.
• There will be two of these to give away •
 I will be making pillows pillow covers using this ivory on canvas embroidery motif.
Nothing like a little Halloween "shabby" to add to your decor.
• There will be three of these to give away •
Finally, I have these two little Mill Hill bead kits to give away.
• They will both go to one lucky winner •
It's easy to enter your name in the drawing.
• You must be a follower to enter. 
• Simply leave a comment on this post only
telling me which gift you'd want if your name is drawn.
I'll close the giveaway at 11 pm on Friday, October 7th.
Winners will be announced Saturday, October 8th.
Good Luck! 
UPDATE (11:30 ET 10/07/11): DRAWING IS CLOSED  
Thanks to everyone who entered.

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55 friends clicked here to leave a note for me:

Sharon said...

Donna,

I love all the gifts so if I'm lucky enough to be a winner, just surprise me!

Chris said...

How lovely...and you're so creative, Donna. If you chose my name I'd choose the white on canvas embroidery.

Patty C. said...

Congratulations on reaching >800 posts - What an accomplishment !!!

Sue said...

so many enjoyable posts. I'd be happy with anything but the tea towel catches my eye.

Vasilinka said...

Congratulations!
how sweet!
My preference Mill Hill bead kits or bag, thanks for the chance
I followers
http://vasylynkinyprodelki.blogspot.com/

The Farmer's Attic said...

Congratulations! Thanks for making our days a little brighter.

So hard to decide what my preference would be, but if I had to I would say the tea towel or the bead kits.

Thanks for the chance to win!

Lucy

Lesley said...

Good morning Donna. I would LOVE one of your pillows, although any prize would be a wonderful gift. So sorry about Kes, but please, give Tag a hug for me. I never thought I would say this, but I'm seriously thinking about getting a corgi. I've even started reading other 'corgi' blogs. What have you got me into? Now I just have to persuede DH. lol Blessings from the UK

Carol said...

You know friend, YOU are gift enough for all of us. I just can't tell you how much I enjoy my visits to your blog. I'd love anything that comes in the mail from you!
Have a great weekend. I'll be building an ark.

Nancy said...

Congrats on over 800 posts. I would be happy with any of the gifts, but I would chose the pumpkin faced tote.

Shirley said...

Hi Donna, You do make choices hard because I like them all. I think a tote bag would be great, because then I could think of you every time I carried it with me. You will be my lucky person this morning before I go to work. Itt is 48 degrees and only get into the 60's today. Have a great day and I hope I am lucky. Your Missouri Friend.

Vintage Sandy said...

Donna...
Wow over 800 posts "congrats" your giveaways are all lovely but, if I had to choose it would be the white embroidery on canvas or the bead kits. So happy to hear you had a wonderful road trip but always so good to get back home again.
Hugz

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

Congrats on over 800 posts! Wow! I love your giveaway items and would choose the embroidered towl I think. I've tried cross stitched lately and the ole eyes don't see those threads too well any more, so I think the bead kits would be hard for me to complete.
Thanks so much for the great giveaway!

sunny said...

Congratulations! 800 posts. Wow. If my name is chosen, my first choice would be the tea towel. That is just too cute.

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

Wow...congratulations on 800...and over 800! Thank you for offering such goodies. I love fall too. Either of those Mill Hill bead kits would be a blessing. ; )
~Michele

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Congratulations on 800+ posts! Thank you for sharing yourself and your talents with us. Love the theme of your giveaway. I would choose the tote! Have a nice day! Twyla

Snap said...

What a fun way to celebrate 800 posts! A girl can never have enough tote bags or towels!!! Thanks again, Donna.

annette said...

I'd be happy to win just one of the things you are giving away. I have only been following your blog for about a year but I do enjoy it so much.

Createology said...

Congratulations Donna. How generous of you to offer us gifts for your hard work. *_* I would be honored to win any one of your gifts, however I am hoping for one of your embroidery tote bags or pillows. Your work is always so elegant. Fabulous Friday dear...

ShirleyC said...

You are so generous! If I won, I'd like a tea towel or pillow, but I'm always happy just to win! LOL

sudukc said...

All these sound lovely but I think I am a pillow girl.

Lululiz said...

Not all that far off 1000 really, wow, what an achievement! Congratulations. Hmm, it is difficult to decide what to chose should I win. I think I would go for the tote bag, I can picture it filled with a few Halloween goodies, hanging in our hallway. Thank you so much for the chance.

gill said...

Wow! Congratulations!
I would choose the ivory on canvas embroidery but all the gifts are wonderful!

Quiltin' Sandy said...

Hi Donna, the kitchen towel with Pumpkin Pie recipe looks good. I have never tried Pumpkin pie. Here, across the pond, we eat it as a vegetable, boiled and mashed or baked, I love it that way, There is a special variety here called Queensland Blue, we prefer this one as it is usually a drier type and mashes/bakes real well. :)

Judy C said...

Congratulations on the 800 post that's just plain awesome. Love the tea towel I am a fall kinda gils too.

Sherri said...

I love the white transfer on canvas-the 3rd picture-just beautiful!! Congratulations on your 800th post!!

Terri Sue said...

hi donna, i wish i had been here for that first post. my husband's favorite pie is pumpkin, so i know he would love to see that hanging in the kitchen. he also does the dishes most of the time. i can always use another tote bag. my daughter decorates for halloween in a big way every year. she would love something new. i guess you would just have to surprise me if i am lucky enough to win. give tag a hug for me.

Wendy Kathleen said...

Congrats! What wonderful gifts! Any of them would be terrific.

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Nancy can't do this, so I'll do it for her. (Thanks for the note, my friend!)

Thought I would try one more time but the same thing..can not sign in..all I can do is create a blog :(
Hugs
Nancy

--
http://hugginshaven.blogspot.com/

WW said...

I would love to receive the tote bag.

Sharon said...

I love everything you do, you know that! If I had to choose I would love the little pillow. But you choose if I win.

Junie said...

I am a follower. Love all your work. I would love any thing you pick out for me. They are all so great. Maybe a pillow or, oh gees I will let you decide. Thanks for giving us the chance to win in this giveaway.

Junie said...

I forgot to congras you on your winning a contest. I would love that santa too. Love it.

Michelle May (Shell) said...

Happy 800 posts girlfriend! Don't count me in the giveaway. I'm already spoiled by you! :)
Just happy to be your friend!
xx, shell

The French Bear said...

Gosh this is such a beautiful giveaway!!! You always make such gorgeous works of art..... I love the white pumpkin..... anything you make would be a gift!
Hugs,
Mags
xx

MosaicMagpie said...

Now how sad would I have been, if I had missed this! I would love anything you had made.
Deb

Faerie Moon Creations said...

HOWEVER did I miss this post! So sorry that I didn't congratulate you immediately on your monumental achievement, Donna! You are just so generous and wonderful. Should I be fortunate enough to win, I'd love the pillow or the tote bag. Thank you, Donna. It is truly a pleasure to follow your blog and call you friend! xoxo

sjmcdowell said...

Hi Donna,

I was going to pop in and just say hi to you and scrolled down to see you were having this wonderful giveaway...So here is to say "HI" :) and also to say yes please enter me in your scrumptious giveaway....if I am lucky enough to be a winner I would love to have you beautiful tote!

Congratulations on having 800 happy followers!! I am glad I am one of them! :)

Hugs and Smiles,

Susan

Lisette said...

I am in love with the pillow cover and will keep my fingers crossed! Love it!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi again, Donna! What a terrific giveaway(S)!! I adore everything you are offering so I'd be happy with any of it. Of course anything made by your sweet hands would be a special treasure!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

April Mechelle said...

Donna !! Please enter me !! I am a follower and I would love to win anything with that cute pumpkin !! Thanks for having the giveaway!

Erlota Knits said...

I love your blog! What adorable prizes! I'd take anything, but have never done one of those bead kits!

Jillayne said...

Congratulations on 800 posts Donna! That is quite the milestone...
Your prizes are wonderful, and perfectly suited to this time of year - Fall is my favourite!

Sandi said...

Donna haven't popped by for ages! Of course all of your projects are so lovely and I do adore the whole feeling of your blog. Congratulations on having now almost 900 posts! Should I be one of your winners all of your gifts are just lovely...you pick! Have a delightful rest of the week! We are having so far a lovely sweet fall with moments of soft sun, misty rain, some morning fog and all manner of fall colours showing through.

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

Hi, Donna,
Thank you for the link to the giveaway.
If I win I would like one of your
totebags. They're marvelous. I love the
design.
Warm Regards,
Susan

lapappilon said...

wow! amazing!
please enter my name
I am a follower and will post on my sidebar.
I like the maple Leaves kit!
http://lapappilon.blogspot.com/
lapappilon@gmail.com

Hugs
Eva from Serbia

DeeDee said...

OMG! your blog has grown and grown... I bet you are so happy to be home and sewing again... I just love the halloween design you have done... being a embroidery lady myself I would have to choose a bag for my trick or treating.... :D
I do trick or treat too :D thanks for the chance

And hey, congrats on the growth of your blog.. I bet I know why we all like it here so much.... TAG!....lol.. just kidding but he is a big part along with your lovely sewing abilities too...

ok it has been awhile since I got to visit so had to gush a bit... will be back again when I can...

CONGRATS!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Congrats on almost 900 post. Wow that to me is quite remarkable.
I have enjoyed almost all of them so how I almost missed this giveaway is beyond me. lol
Goodness honey decisions are the hardest thing to make when you have such wonderful choices.
I honestly love them all. One of your fab pillows or tote would be awesome.
Love ya
Maggie

Lilang said...

Nice gift! :)
I follower
please enter my name
I will post on my sidebar.
Blog: http://lilangkrea.blogspot.com/

Kathy said...

Congratulations on your 800+ posts! That's quite an accomplishment and a real time committment.

It was great to see you this summer, and I'm glad to see you made it back home safely. That was quite a summer adventure for you!

I've never done any beading, so that would be my choice if I win. All your prizes are great, though - thanks for having a giveaway!

Nita Jo said...

I can't believe I almost missed this. Congrats on over 800 posts! Wow! As for the Give away, I love the Ivory Pillow Cover and the tote, but all the items are wonderful.

Dani said...

Please include me also...sorry, I didn't comment sooner....and glad I'm not too late...you stitch so wonderfully..I am in awe of your lovely work...I love all the offerings..especially the beading, I'm partial to beading...

Lisa Leggett said...

What a lovely giveaway, and 800 posts, wow!! Congratulations Donna!

Boy, all your prizes are so lovely I'd be happy to win any of them, but if I had to choose, I'd say I that gorgeous tea towel is my favorite. So cute!

Have a great day, my dear!

Sew Loquacious Angela said...

Hi Donna! Congratulations on your (over) 800 posts! Time flies when you are having fun! All your prizes look fantastic! I think I'd like the pillow cover the most!
Have a great weekend!
Angela

GerryART said...

When I am picked to win
your
800th Plus Post Giveaway
I will be keeping my most recent knitting project in
your wonderful embroidered tote bag.
Congrats on your
almost 900th blog post, Donna.

wowzers ! ! !

hugs,
Gerry

KnitWithTammy said...

YAY!! 800.... wow!
You know I love all your creative ideas. I would be happy with any of them. :)

(But the tea towel and bead kits are near the top of my "likes"...)

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