Monday, August 31, 2009

~*August GiveAway!*~

I'm posting this giveaway day early, but I'm going to be really busy tomorrow checking out and entering some of my wares in our local county fair. So, if you are signing up today, you can enter in both July and August. How is that for GREAT?! Trish will be posting a winner tomorrow ~ so don't delay!

Now for the August giveaway info ~

I've made this sweet prairie, stump dolly with a OOAK stitched apron. The dolly is called a stump doll because she does not have legs. I have formed her body from osnaburg & filled her with fine sawdust. For added detail, I have hand stitched the seams with linen thread. She is dressed simply, prim with a wool dress that is the color of olde parchment. Her bonnet/scarf is a scrap from an old grain sack that has been tied on with a strand of jute twine.



Her apron has been stitched with cotton floss on linen with early motifs ~ a horse, an olde key, flowers, and a cross. I've also stitched the initials 'MES'. Why MES? I have a great fondness for the woman that lived on our farm before us. Her name is Mary Elizabeth Sowers. :)



The dolly has been aged with my walnut & spice mix... adding instant oldness. I've trimmed her with a few rusty pins, a bell, and a sprig of preserved, Sweet Annie. (The Sweet Annie isn't in the photographs, but it is tucked into the jute around her waist.)

She measures about 10 1/2 inches from the top of her head to the edge of her dress and about 4 1/2 inches from hand to hand.

Now for the giveaway details & rules ~

This giveaway will end on August 31st. The winner will be drawn on September 1st, 2009.

To enter, you MUST sign up on THIS POST ONLY. AND, I have to have a way to contact you. If you do not have a blog with email info, be sure to include it on your post.

I'm not going to limit entries to those only in the US, BUT, if the winner lives outside of the US, the parcel will be sent at the least expensive rate. That means it may take longer to get there. However, I will be mailing out the dolly ASAP. I promise you that!

If you would like to know more about me ~ please visit my blog... primitivebettys. I craft in many different mediums ~ cross stitch, dolly making, rug hooking, and needle punch to name a few. I'm a cross stitch designer & my patterns are carried by two world-wide distributors. Oh, and if you like freebies... I have lots of them that you can link to from my blog.

Warm smiles to you all and best of luck on the giveaway!

Betty

65 comments:

Doris said...

Oh Betty, the stump doll is absolutely precious. Beautiful work!
danners2@att.net

Miccosukee said...

Betty, the stump doll reminds me of one of the first dolls I ever owned. It was given to me by my Great Aunt Mattie from Ohio right before we left there to move to Florida. She helped a scared little girl survive the transition from the cold north to the hot and sandy south.

trisha
briarrosefarm[at]hotmail(dot)com

Jan said...

Oh such a lovely lil doll! Would so love to own her!! Thank you for the opportunity!

basketsnprims said...

Betty,
I love her ~ she's prim perfect. Please enter me.
thanks,
Pam

~ Karen ~ said...

Betty, The stump doll is reminiscent of days gone by, a simpler time and so charming. She's absolutely a cutie!
~Karen~
pinesandneedles@aol.com

Black Sheep Lisa said...

Oh i would love to have her!! please enter me in the giveaway Betty!! Thank you

Country Dreaming said...

Betty--
She is lovely---please enter my name in the drawing.
Thanks soooo much!
Melinda

Jeanne said...

She is a beauty! Please enter me in the giveaway.
Thanks! Jeanne

Marianne said...

Would love to be entered for the giveaway. She is so pretty!

coinguyslady said...

Oh,please enter me in your giveaway.I just love your dolls.
Vicki

Karen~The Barely There Primitive Bear said...

Cute, cute, cute, please enter me in the give away, I don't have any prim dolls...

woolyredrug said...

Hi Betty...She's so sweet! Please enter me in your drawing.
Good luck at the fair! Hugs ~Laurie

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

Betty~ Your work is just so wonderful and I know you put your heart in each and every stitch. I would love to have my name entered in the drawing.
:)Ginger

Vaida said...

This doll is just so lovely! I would love to be in your drawing, too!

Elisa said...

She is absolutely gorgeous. I would love to be entered into the draw. My email is paperfaerie@rocketmail.com

Finger's crossed xx

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

Oh Betty, she is so primly cute..please enter me in your giveaway..have a great weekend.:)

Robby said...

Betty I would be ecstatic to win your beautiful doll!!!! I will also pay for postage the quickest way if I win. Fingers and toes crossed!!! xxxRobby

sewprimitive karen said...

Your dolls are adorable!

Mary Jo said...

Betty, she's so pretty! I'd love to have her! Please enter me in the drawing.

Gollywobbles said...

I love the way you chose the initials of someone special to you. I can't resist tossing my hat into the ring for anything you chose to give away! Blessings, ~Sam

Patti said...

Your doll is so cute and full of details. Please enter me in the giveaway.
Patti

Sandi said...

she's wonderful, i'd love to have her in my home :)
sandi

anna s. said...

Oh what a precious little beauty!! Please enter me in the giveaway.... Smiles all the way from Norway!

JOLENE said...

Love the stump doll! The stitchery is fun that you've attached to her dress. Count me in on the "adoption".

Julie's Keepsakes said...

WOW Betty! Definitely include me in your giveaway. She's spectacular.

Lynn said...

She's looks great. Please enter me in your giveaway.
codocat@yahoo.com

Lynn said...
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Gayle said...

Cute as a button~!

Lynn said...

Hi Betty boopers
What a sweet little dollie. Sure hope I win.

Wish me luck.
Hugs, Lynn

pookeroo10@hotmail.com

dog trot farm said...

She is lovely, I would love to give her a primitive home!

kathy said...

Love your stomp dolls please enter me in your drawing. Kathy
huskers60@tx.rr.com

Stitching Kath said...

wow i have never seen a stump dolly before. i would be willing to wait for her arrival to the UK.
kath.lang@yahoo.com

thanks so much for the chance to enter the draw

Lorraine said...

Betty,

She is SO CUTE! I'd love to own her...

Lorraine

Butfromheretoo@sbcglobal.net

patijanesprimitives said...

Betty,
The doll is so precious. You do such beautiful work. Please include me in your giveaway.

The Good Wives said...

How cute this is, I would love to own her Thanks Laura

Linda said...

I want her I want her I WANT HER NOW!! I hope I win!!

Linda in VA

eeekj35 said...

I hope I win. She is just adorable. My blog is the prim schoolmarm. My email is eeekj35@yahoo.com
Thanks for the chance, Kim

Judy said...

What a wonderful dolly!!! Thank-yopu for your generiousity! Please sign me up!
Many Blessings~Judy
saltboxgatherings@comcast.et

Tea-Primitive Thymes said...

Hiya Betty.. ohhh, I do love the little stump dolly.. always wanted one LOL.. oh, and Sept 1st is my 25th anniversary.. maybe she might be coming to be with me..hehe....
Blessings xxx Tea, Primitive Thymes
tdreyer@bigpond.net.au

Laura said...

Well, my daughter's birthday is September 1st, so I must enter! Thanks for giving us all a chance at a great giveaway.

lamisme@yahoo.com

Sandy said...

I love your stump doll. Please enter my name in your drawing.
Thanks,
sandyxstitcher@gmail.com

Ter'e said...

OH Betty:

Mary Elizabeth is simply darling. I love primitive dolls ---- Kay Cloud's have always been a favorite. Thanks for directing me to this site.......Your stump doll is just a heart stealer!!! Hugs to you - Ter'e
clindsail@aol.com

Cotton Eyed Jo said...

I won't be lucky enough to win two months in a row, but my mama always said, "no believin' no receivin'"! Hope that this little doll goes to whomever needs her most! Jo

Peggy Lee said...

You are truly talented!
Thank you for the giveaway opportunity and for your blog. I learn so much from you and others who take the time to blog.
mrscpom@yahoo.com

Patti said...

Oh Betty, I just love this doll! Please enter me in your giveaway!
Blessings, Patti

yorkie's primitives said...

Oh Wow! I love that doll! I have a soft spot for stump dolls. Please enter me in your giveaway, Valerie

Aunt Polly's Attic said...

Love the lil dolly! Perfect to nestle into an old basket!!!!

Teresa

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hi there...please count me in!!! I have checked out your freebies site...thank you, so very generous of you...Blessings Dzintra Ingrid♥x

5 Foot Runt said...

Such a lovely doll. PLease enter me in.
Lee
nonamenoaccess@aol.com

Conny said...

Love the little doll. She is so cute! Please enter me in your drawing. Thanks!

Marissa said...

What a lovely doll! Please sign me up. thesson1@insightbb.com
Thanks so much!!!

Judith said...

She is beyond words - I so love her sweetness - thanks for this opportunity - jujuavery@gmail.com

Mrs.C said...

She's beautiful! Count me in.Thank you for offering this.

~Tina

angelhomemaker@yahoo dot com

Aik said...

What a lovely doll. Please enter me. Thanks!

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Diana said...

What a cute little doll! Please include me in your giveaway.

I look forward to seeing your new designs.

diana.h@comcast.net

LindaTN said...

How cute! I love the little doll. Thank you for the chance in the drawing.

LindaTN
ChenL99290@aol.com

Stina said...

Found you here...:o)) Have been admiring your stump dolls on primitive bettys... and wow.. I really would love to get a chance to win this little sweetie.. even if I live in Sweden... I promise she will be very good taken care of..:o)))

Prim Rose Hill ©2008-2009 said...

What a sweet doll! I would love to give her a home. :)

Hugs,
Sheri

Juanita said...

Oh Betty! She is wonderful! She would look perfect in my home. Thanks so much for this wonderful giveaway! Have a blessed day!
juanita

STITCHINPRIM said...

I JUST FOUND YOUR BLOG AND WOULD LOVE TO BE ENTERED IN YOUR GIVE-AWAY.
I HAVE A BLOG AND PRIM WEBSITE,BLOG IS : http://stitchensprim.blogspot.com/
website is :
http://www.kottonkountrykreations.com

so be sure to visit me.
blessings,
Maurine

Becky said...

How did I miss this? The doll is adorable Betty. Please enter me in the giveaway.

Lois said...

Betty, You always make the cutest things. Love your doll please enter me in too!

Debbie said...

please enter me.... cute doll

Maureen said...

Betty, my Mom was a MAry so please add my name to the drawing. I'm feeling lucky! ;)
Maureen

Jaja said...

Not sure if I signed up before or not, but if I didn't please add me too. Jaja tjlburke at gmail dot com