Monday, February 18, 2013

My Amazing Swap With Carol from Buttermilk Creek Farm

I've been wanting to show you all my lovely swap goodies that Carol from Buttermilk Creek Farm sent me.  It was like celebrating Christmas all over again. Each items as wonderful as the last and each made with love and attention.  I thought I had died and gone to prim heaven..LOL. :0)
I wanted to do more besides show you just a group shot of these new treasures. As some of you know I just don't have the heart to put some of my holiday treasures in boxes for next here is my basket of winter loves.  Can you see Carol's sweet snowman in back.  He looks perfect with his new family of snowfolk and Santas.

I know what you're thinking....WHAT a Christmas tree.... still!  Well yes...and no....LOL!!!  This tree has a little black bear in it at Christmas time I decorate his tree with Christmas ornaments.  Then after Christmas...just snowmen for winter. In the warmer month the tree sits empty. Getting Carol's cute as a button Santas, snowman, and kitty in a stocking ornaments made it to tempting...I had to put them on the tree. :0)  In all fairness we still haven't celebrated Christmas with Brian's family so I may just keep it up until they come in early March.

I know so many of you are already in high gear for Spring and even I am beginning to feel the need to spring clean and downsize (like that will ever happen...LOL).   Carol's sweet bunny got me in the mood to change out my dining room buffet.  It always changes with the seasons.  I just love the mouse and sheep she sent me too.  I think they fit right in with my other spring goodies perfectly. 

Here is a close-up photo....I wish my camera did them justice...because they are so incredibly sweet.

Here is a close-up of  the little bunny she gave me too.  I know... adorable right. :0)

A while back I started a whisk broom collection and Carol was sweet enough to remember that so she sent me two of them.  I now need to find room for the over flow.  I'm sure that wont be a I love this black shelf and I've been wanting to find something similar to put in our family room. :0)

Last is this adorable little mouse on a pumpkin.  He looks right to home in my studio...which is all Halloween...all year round.  See I told you I don't have the heart to put these treasures away... until their appropriate holiday comes around.
I want to thank Carol for sending me such a wonderful box of creations.  I can't believe she spoiled me so much...sometimes I feel like I didn't do enough in return.  I know all the time and effort that goes in to making such treasure... and it warms my heart to know that they were given to me by such a sweet friend.  If you haven't been to Carol's blog please go visit her.... 
Her creations are divine and the attention to detail is amazing...treat yourself you wont be sorry. :0)

Giveaway Winner Is!!!!!

The winner of my one year blog giveaway is.....drum roll please....
 Lori from Apple Grove Treasures!!!!! Congratulations Lori!!!  I'll be contacting you soon Lori for your mailing info.  I want to thank all of you for entering in my giveaway.  I'm sorry I didn't e-mail each one of you back.  I've been sick with a very nasty head cold....but I am feeling much better. I hope to be catching up on all the things I haven't been the mountain of laundry and dirty dishes stacked in the sink.  When mommy is sick nothing gets done around the house...LOL.  Plus I'm behind on many things I promised others I'd get I'm hoping I can hurry up and catch up. 

Thanks again everyone for your well means so much that you're all here with me in blog land.  I wish I could hug you all for the wonderful year of comments and're all amazing!!!!


PS...Come back later today I'll be posting about my lovely swap with Carol from Buttermilk Creek Farm.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

One Year Blog Anniversary Giveaway

Hello my sweet friends.... I know you've all been waiting for my giveaway.  In celebration of my one year anniversary (in blog land) and for having over a hundred followers I  made these sweet bunnies to giveaway to one lucky winner.  I used a Chestnut Junction pattern to make them.  Last year I bought a set of bunnies just like these from Vivian from Blue Moon Beginnings for my best friend Holly.  I was smitten with them and knew that one day I would own the pattern so I could make myself a set.  Well I still don't have a set made for myself...LOL...but at least they'll bring happiness to someone and that's what makes me happy. :0)  Now I will be adding a few surprises to the giveaway box....but I'm not going to say what they are.  One... I don't know as of yet what I will add but I like there to be a bit of a surprise for the winner.  The rules are very simple....become a follower if your not already, leave a comment, and for an extra chance post this giveaway on your blog sidebar.  Please let me know which you have done when you leave a comment.  The giveaway will only be for the US and Canada....shipping costs are to high internationally.  The contest will end February 17th.

I hope this post finds you all doing well....also before I go I do have four spaces for my "Pay It forward"...please read my earlier post (1-10-13) if you think you'd like to join in the fun.  If not.... I will fulfil my end of the pay it forward by sending something out to random people. Well it might not be to random...I might just send out something to those I feel need a smile or something uplifting.

Thank you all for a wonderful year of blogging!!!