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Tanya (pronounced like the color TAN) : ))

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


Are you ready to have some fun?? I thought I'd do something a bit different this time in honor of all my wonderful followers and my 2 yr. blogaversary! So here goes~READ carefully so as not to confuse any of you or myself~HA!! (it doesn't take much to confuse me, so I hope this makes sense)! I tried really hard to pick/make items for everyone's taste.

I'm going to give you all a choice as to which group of items you'd like to win!! There are 3 groups from which to choose, Group A ~ is mostly for gingerbread lovers. Group B is mostly for sewers/quilters. Group C is mostly for cross stitch lovers. There will be 3 winners chosen, one from each group!

In your comment, you will need to include several things, but all in the SAME comment. I do not want you to have to fill out several comments, so just make notes if you have to, LOL.

First of all this is open to the U.S, Canada and the UK. ONLY my followers can enter!! NEW followers are more than WELCOME to join in!! The more the merrier!! Just let me know if you're new, so I can welcome you!
You do NOT have to have a blog of your own, but make sure I have a way of contacting you.
Second, you will get UP to 7 entries per person. (I will explain this in a minute).
Third, you will need to include which group you prefer to win. Group A, B or C.

Here's how it works:
ONE entry for being a follower.
ONE MORE entry for making a separate post about it on your blog, linking back to me.
TWO more entries for posting on your sidebar about it~ (so it will stay up the duration Nov. 15th ~ Nov. 25th).
THREE more entries if I'm listed on your sidebar of favorite blogs to visit.
Group A ~ has all gingerbread themed items~ a handmade wooly homespun towel, handmade wool ornament(made by Valerie), a gingerbread saltdough boy and a great smelling fragrant sashet.
Group B ~ includes over a yard and a fourth of the blue holiday fabric by Debbie Mumm, a fat quarter of Deb Strain's new fabric line~(Making Friends) and a fat eighth of the green trees in the same fabric line, plus 3 sewing/quilting patterns~ A turtle pincushion, a darling patchwork bag and a quilted tablerunner, plus a needlecard that has 21 assorted needles and a threader in it, and a seam ripper.
Group C~ includes a Pine Mt. pillow kit(already stitched for you, w/a darling handmade clay mitten button), a holiday project bag (that I made up myself from 2 different patterns), a Heart in Hand snowman graph(Whee Willie) and an angel Mill Hill beaded kit.
Here's a few close-up pics of some of the various items I've included in the 3 groups.
That's it~PHEW! I hope you lasted this long~LOL. Good luck everyone and I'll draw 3 names late next Fri. nite on the 25th. I'll give the winners a couple of days to get back w/me, then mail the packages out early the following wk. so you'll have them in plenty of time to enjoy for the holidays!

***Tanya***~email me if you're still confused or have any questions.


Parsley said...

I am a happy follower. I just posted this on my sidebar. I'd be interested in group C, the stitching items :-) Thanks for the fun!

Jessica @Blessings in the Country said...

Hi Tanya! You are so generous with your giveaway! Thank you so much for the chance! Congrats on blogging for two years. :)

I love all three themes. But my gingerbread love is screaming at me to pick Group A. So Group A it is!

I am a follower.
I made a post on my blog.
I posted to my sidebar.
I have you in my list of fav blogs.

Autumn Blessings from Jessica

Shirlee said...

I am a new follower & wonder how I've missed your blog until now! My thanks to Jessica for posting this fabulous & generous giveaway! I'm addicted to stitching so if I''m lucky enough to win I will choose Group C : )

Let's see if I can answer everything : )

I am a follower (new)

I made a post on my blog

I posted to my sidebar

I started a list of favorite blogs & you are on it : )

Blessings, Shirlee

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

What a wonderful giveaway! I'd love to be included.
*I'm a new follower (but I thought I already was one).
*I will make a post about your giveaway.
*I will post a link in my giveaway section
*I have you as a favorite blog on my sidebar as well.
*It was hard choosing, but I think I would pick Group B if I was to win. Thanks so much.

Bittersweet and Ivy said...

Hello Tanya, I am a new follower and would be thrilled to be entered into your give away. I love ALL of the groups, but I think my choice will be group A... I collect gingerbread men. And your grouping is both amazing and super generous!

I will post this on my blog too, for an additional entry. I would post on my sidebar... but I don't exactly know how! LOL any tips would be welcomed! :-)

Thank you!

BumbleBeeLane said...

Hi sweetie! Thanks for visiting me.I'm a new follower and would love a chance for A the gingerbread group.I'll post on my sidebar as well.Warm Blessings!~Amy

Karen~The Barely There Primitive Bear said...

Wow, Tanya! What an awesome giveaway! Congrats on your 2nd anniversary...
I am a follower, of course.
I did a post about your giveaway.
I posted it on my sidebar, also
You are already in my favorite blogs on the front of my blog.
I think you already know which one I am signing up for :) Group A, of course!
Thanks for more ways to enter and for such a generous giveaway!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

Bear Hugs & Blessings~Karen

Danice said...

Hi! I am a follower, and have this giveaway posted on my Homespun Hannah's Blog sidebar. I also added you in my favorite blogs list. Please enter me in your giveaway. I would like to win Group C. Thank you :)

Ellen S said...

Hey, girlfriend!!
Please enter me in your G'bread giveaway!! Love every thing you have put together!!!


Phyllis said...

I am a new follower and I would love to enter for the Group B!
Thanks, Phyllis

StaceyJeannette said...

Hi! I have only just found your blog today, so I am a new follower. Thanks for the chance to enter the giveaway.

I'd like a chance at Group A.
1.Posted about it on my blog.
2.Listed on my sidebar.
3.Adding you to my favorite blogs to visit!

Lois--Huckleberry Lady said...

Hi Tanya, Please enter me and I'm a follower, will post a blog, will post on sidebar, your on the favorites list = 7 entries for Group A - gingerbreads.

Thank you for hosting this generous giveaway.


~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm a new follower even thought I've visited you before! How sweet of you to give a choice...I like group B! Love the pretty fabric! Thank you so much! ♥

Quilt Hollow said...

I've been a follower and lurk often. LOL
I'm a longarm quilter but do like my gingerbread men!

Carol Stuck said...

Oh wow....what a giveaway!!! Please enter me in the gingerbread category. I am already a follower, will post to my sidebar and also post to my blog list.



Karen said...

Group A interests me the most. I think with Christmas coming up, I am in the mood for gingerbread men. I made myself a follower just now but your blog has been on my sidebar for a while now.

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

I just found your Blog and I am your newest follower.
I love gingerbread so I would choose group A.
I will post on my sidebar.


Trace4J said...

Hello New Friend
I am a new follower.
I heard about you from Shirlee.
I look forward to get to know you.
Hugs Trace


Hillcresthome Prims said...

This is an awesome Christmas giveway of 3 choices you can choose from. I LOVE all 3 but my favorite would have to be GROUP A!
The reason is I am not to crafty and I LOVE Christmas and the Gingerbread men are too, CUTE!

Merry Christmas and thank you for letting me enter in your FABULOUS giveaway!


~*Shar*~ said...

Hi hun, I am your 177th follower. lol I love your blog and can't make up my mind; but I just love the gingerbreads; so I guess they win...lol I look forward to getting to know you..

Hugs, Shar


Christine said...

Well, Tanya, you've outdone yourself! What a fantastic idea for a giveaway!
You know I'm a happy follower and I'd be interested in the gingerbread items in group A - LOVE them!
I'll post about it and put you giveaway on my sidebar also !
Hope you are ready to count all those entries!

Carmen and the Primcats said...

Wonderful giveaway! I love the gingerbreads the most so I pick group A. I'm a new follower and will also add you to my giveaway page! THank you for the opportunity and pop over and say hello when you get the chance.

Carmen and the Primcats

Quilting "b" said...

I am a newe follower to your site. I am so happy I found you, you have a wonderful blog. I am new to quilting and I am still not brave enough to write anything on my blog yet. Thank you for the chance to win and I love group "b".

Gayle said...

I'm a follower and your blog is listed on my sidebar as one of my favorites. I'd love to win group A - those gingers are so FUN!

Melanie said...

Hi, Tanya,
I just found your blog, and am a new follower.
What a wonderful giveaway you're doing! I would most definitely choose the 'A' category. I love gingerbread people. They're so sweet.
I will post your giveaway in my sidebar.
Thank you. :)

1billion2go said...

Congratulations on 2 years. I found your site from one of your followers. I have become a follower myself. Posted a blog and have put you on the side bar. I had a hard time choosing but I think I would like to be entered to win group B.

Thank you

Pam at Antique or Not said...

Hi Tanya! I'm so glad to have found your blog.

What a generous giveaway! Let's see if I can get this right:

1) I'm a new follower; I live in the U.S.; you can contact me through my blog, Antique or Not; I'd be tickled pink to win Group B (just getting started in sewing/quilting!).

2) I'm posting your giveaway on my blog's sidebar.

3) I've already placed you on my blog list on my sidebar.


Patty C. said...

What a fabulous Giveaway !!!!
1) I am certainly a follower ;)
2) I have blogged about your Giveaway
3) Your Giveaway is listed in the
sidebar of my blog
4) You are in my Blog List

I am a stitcher so I would love Group C (It's not just because I see a snowman pattern - lol)

Thanks for the fun !!!!

CalamityJr said...

Hi, Tanya. I just found your blog through Hanging on By a Thread and am so sorry I haven't "met" you before now! I'm happy to be your newest follower, and hope you'll include me in your drawing for group C. The finished pillow, the snowman pattern, and especially the project bag you made are all calling my name, lol. Thanks for the chance!

Prim n Raggedy said...

I'm just back to blogland after a few months absence Tanya (haven't forgotten about the WK fabric, just on a go slow as yet :0) ) Fantastic giveaway, I can almost smell that little gingerbread man! Just catching up tonight on some of the many blog posts I have missed over the past few months! x

Country Prims said...

Hi Tanya!
Congrats on two years of 'great read' blogging-I love seeing your post come up on my sidebar:)

What a thoughtful and generous giveaway. Love them all but I think I am going to join the competition and go for the ginger selection. I would love to display the beautiful towel you have made and a chance to win a ginger made by Valerie into the bargain???
Thanks for the fun:)
I plan to put it on my sidebar and a post but have to wait to my son comes home and reminds me how to do it!lol!
Hugs, Shazy x

Solstitches said...

Hello from a new follower.
I arrived via the Hanging by a Thread blog.
I am just about to put a link to the giveaway in my sidebar and also list you in my blogroll.
I like to work mainly with fabric so am interested in giveaway B
I hope it is OK for me to enter. I am from UK but live in Spain although I do have a UK address as well.

Carol said...

Two years!! Congratulations on your blogoversary, Tanya!

I would love to enter your darling Gingerbread giveaway--those chubby little guys always make me smile :)
Thanks so much for the chance!!

Peggy said...

I'm a new follower.

Peggy said...

I would love to win the cross stitch giveaway.

Peggy said...

I have posted about your giveaway on my blog.

gill said...

I'm a new follower and I like giveaway B

Tammy ~ A Primitive Place said...

Hi Tanya!
Wonderful giveaway.
I would love to be entered for a chance.

~Im a new follower.

~ I have your blog on my sidebar under "Some of my favorite blogs".

~ I have posted about your giveaway on my sidebar.

Thanks so much!!

Lori @ applegrovetreasures said...

Hi Tanya, I'm a new follower. Please enter me into your contest. I Would choose group A - love, love, love gingerbread!

Heartsdesire said...

I'm a new follower to your blog and love everything I see so far. Thanks for this wonderful giveaway. It's a hard choice, but I would love to win Group C. "Whee Willie" is just my style.

cucki said...

hello dear i am your new friend and follower cucki from south africa..
please count me in for the lovely giveaway..everything is so sweet..
please put my name for group A.
i love gingerbread man so much.
i posted your giveaway on my sidebar too..
thanks..love for you cucki xx

cucki said...

oops so sorry i am goffy..i am on south africa so i cant take part in the giveaway....
big oops..
but i love your blog so much..i will come always and visit you..
love and hugs xx

mzzterry said...

I am following and LOVE gingerbread men, so "A" is the group I am interested in winning! Thanks & Congrats on your blogaversary ;)

debzdogz said...

Hi! i'm a BRAND NEW follower! LOVE what i see on your blog! Would LOVE to add the gingers in Group A to my kitchen...thanks for the chance!


Lynn said...

I am a new follower. I would love to win group A! I am trying to decorate my kitchen more for the Christmas season. I usually just change my handtowels and pot holders to Christmas Theme ones and I have a really small tree that is decorated with small hand painted wooden cows and small painted birdhouses. So I would love the gingerbread goodies to place in my kitchen. I will post this in my blog post and put it on my sidebar. I have added you to the blogs I follow so hopefully it will show up on my blog.
Hugs, and thanks so much for the chance to win! You are such a generous blogger.

The Wooden Acorn said...

Way to cute....I love all things gingerbread. You are giving me the urge to make a gingerbread house.

Count me in on your wonderful giveaway. Thanks!

Hugs - Val

Kathy MacKie said...

I'm a new follower and I would love Group B, thanks.

Ali said...

What a lovely giveaway - thank you for the chance to win Group C - off to pop a link in my side bar xx

sherry L. said...

I am a new follower! I like the gingerbread! lilsis_75@hotmail.com

primitivebettys said...

What a fun giveaway! I'm sorry to hear of the online woes... but that gives more a chance to win... like me! :-)

I'm a new follower... and I will try to post on my blog, but it is a hectic week for me with the holiday & work... but I will try.

The gingerbread are darling... but if I were to pick, I would pick group C.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Vicky said...

I'm a new follower and would LOVE to be included in your wonderful Giveaway!
his will be posted on my sidebar!
You will also be added to my list of favorite blogs to visit!
AND, I'd really like them all but if I have to make a choice then it would be "B"!!
Thanks so much!!

soccermom1 said...

I'm a follower. It's hard to decide but I think I would pick group A. Thanks for sharing the giveaway!

rjs682 at yahoo dot com

Mary Joan said...

Great Giveaway!

I would like to win the Cross Stitch in group C.

I am a new follower.

I have posted your Giveaway in my sidebar, with a link.

I have also posted your Givaway in my blog with a link.

I have also got you in my "Blogs I'm following" and "My Blog list from the USA".

Happy Stitching

Mary Joan

Raggedy Creations said...

Hi Tanya, I am a new follower. I found you over at Seasons of the Heart. 1 entry

I will post on my giveaway sidebar - 2 entries

and you will find your blog in my follower list - 3 entries

Thanks for hosting a lovely giveaway. Please stop by my blog when you have a chance.


Raggedy Creations said...

Tanya I'm sorry I forgot to tell you I would like to be included in Group B.


Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...
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Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

Hi, please enter me in your giveaway.
I am a new follower, I have posted your giveaway to my sidebar with a link, I have done an actual post on my blog with your links and photos,
and your are on my list of favorite blogs I follow. I would like to be in Group A, please.
Thanks so much,

Kathy H said...

Congratulations on your blogaversary. Your giveaways are so wonderful it is hard to pick my favorite. I have been getting back to cross stitch more again after mostly quilting so i would pick c. but any would be great. thanks for the chance and happy holidays.

Denise * KKL Primitives said...

Hi, I'm a follower and would love to be entered into your generous giveaway :) All of your items are just wonderful but Group C is calling my name! Sure would love to win them!!


Jennifer Gail said...

Nice to meet ya. I'm a new follower.

ryanac32 said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I like them all but would choose Group A.

GFC: ryanac32
email: ryanac32 at yahoo dot com

Barb said...

Hi Tanya,
I'm a new follower and found you through Vicky's Art. I would LOVE to be included in your wonderful Giveaway!
I will posted on my sidebar!
You will also be added to my list of favorite blogs to visit!
I'd really like them all but if I have to make a choice then it would be "A"!! Who doesn't love gingerbread!!
Thanks for such a fun chance at a great giveaway!!
Enjoy your day,

tmc480 said...

I love gingerbread men, so Group A would be my first choice. Thanks for the chance to win.
I follow GFC

tmc480 at yahoo dot com

Tammy ~ A Primitive Place said...

Sorry about that, somehow I missed to pick group.
Oh which one, they are all fabulous.
I guess throw me in #1
Thanks so much for your generosity!


Hi Tanya,
I am a follower, and I would love to be entered in your generous giveaway. i love group #1. Thank you,

jennifer768 said...

Hi I am a new follower and would love a chance to enter your fabulous giveaway. I would choose group A ,if I were to win.Thanks for hosting such a fun giveaway.Hugs,Jen

Beauty Bonnet said...

hello tanya! i'm a new follower, i posted about your giveaway in my sidebar (it's been there for some time now, actually!...), your blog is on my list of favorites. thank you! oh and i'd choose group C.


Phyllis said...

I am a new follower. Thanks for the great giveaway. I would choose Group C if I win.

Ulla's Quilt World said...

Hi! Greetings from Finland! Your quilts are so fantastic! It's so nice to find other quilters all around the world! www.quiltworld2.blogspot.com
Yours, Ulla