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!


Saturday, August 29, 2009

Biscuit, my walking buddy

I'd like you to meet the new love in my life. For Mother's Day this year my 81 year old neighbor recieved a 4 month old puppy from her son. His name is Biscuit and he is cute and sweet and a real fun lovin' guy! She doesn't like walking him, so I walk him every morning and it's a great way to start the day. I get to play and have fun with him for about 30 minutes every morning and then return him to his owner. I really look forward to our time together. Ain't he sweet???

Sunday, August 16, 2009

CPLG Falloween and remember the blog giveaway

Our Falloween listings are starting to appear on ebay. Check back throughout the week too because due to traveling, personal preference and general busyness, some of the gals will be listing later in the week. The beautiful hand hooked rug auction by cottoneyedjo will be easier to find if you search for her by her listing name rather than group initials only or just click HERE So use that eBay search box by typing in CPLG and try checking the little box that says include title and description....even MORE goodies pop up that way. I also wanted to remind you there's still time to leave a comment for Betty's giveaway contest. Just click here to return to her giveaway post. Thanks for visiting with us

Saturday, August 1, 2009

And the July Winner is.....

Congratulations to Jo / cottoneyedjo.

Jo your name was picked from 14 entries / comments
for my Christmas in July Contest.
All entries were written on slips of paper.

My hubby Gene pulled the winning slip of paper.

As many of my CPLG friends know Gene
just had eye surgery. His sight is very blurry
making this an unbiased drawing.

Jo I'll email to verify your shipping address.

Thanks to all who entered,