Monday, June 29, 2009

Giveaway at my place! Ends Wednesday, July 1

I am a sentimental fool.

Yesterday, I woke up and wrote the post below this one. And as soon as I hit the publish key, I read it back I realized how gushing it sounded. So I wrote a comment immediately at how much of a sap I thought I was.

And then, because I was in a hurry and my day was going to be full of visiting and traveling, I shut the laptop and didn’t open it again until I woke up this morning. And I remember thinking as I booted up and opened my e-mail account what a foolish sentimental sap I am sometimes. I actually thought I’d lose followers because of that. Do you believe this drivel?

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So you can imagine my surprise at finding a full inbox with comments completely to the contrary of what I had thought. One person even wrote, “Saps ROCK! SAP ON!!!”

Hilarious!

So to all my fellow sappy friends, I’m holding a giveaway because I love you. I love beautiful mornings and sweet kitties, cute dogs, handsome husbands and being thankful for all that I have. But there is a catch. (You saw this coming, didn’t you?)

This Giveaway is only open to followers of my blog.

THIS IS NOT A BLATANT ATTEMPT TO ATTRACT FOLLOWERS. If you’ve been reading my blog and haven’t yet signed on as a follower, go ahead and enter. You don’t have to sign up and “follow”. I’ll know who you are because I’ve been reading your comments for months on end. If you want to sign up to follow, fine. Go ahead.

In your comment, please leave me a way to contact you if you win. I’ll be using the random integer generator at random.org to choose the winner. And please, if you sign on as anonymous, leave either your first name or your initials so I can tell who you are.

Giveaway ends Wednesday, July 1 at 6 PM. Winner will be posted before 9 PM on Wednesday.

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Here’s what you could win:

I love birds and I love the color red. This little ceramic bird and this beautiful pair of fabric napkins would look lovely in your home. They’d look lovely in mine, too, and I’m thinking of going back to the little shop where I purchased these and getting a duplicate gift for myself. But I won’t. I’ll just think about it.

Rock on, readers.

Love ya,

48 comments:

Deb said...

I love birds! In fact, I have several on my buffet in the dining room in a little nature setting. I would love to win...so...
PICK ME! PICK ME!

Deb said...

The little bird reminds me of the white dove that appeared here awhile back and stayed a few days. She was beautiful - we missed her when she was gone.

You appreciate the simple things in life - how could that possibly be a bad thing?!

Thanks for entering me in your drawing -

Deb
Tylerfarm
Maine

The Blue Ridge Gal said...

Perfect items for my house and I just bought new red placemats for my kitchen table on Sunday! Here birdy birdy birdy... fly to my house. *giggling and hoping to win*

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal
(enter me please)

STUEY said...

Sappy - NO WAY! The simple pleasures are why we live in rural PA. We love sitting on the deck and watching all the hummers at the feeders, listening to their wings as they whiz by. Ay night we sit out and watch the stars, and if we are lucky seeing a meteor, or sometimes even the space station. Love the sounds of frogs and toads, just give me the simple life. DAR

STUEY said...

Oh so happy to comment that I forgot, I sure would love to win your gifts, lol DAR

Marla said...

I knew it wasn't just me who thought you were just being appreciative.

Anonymous said...

hey kate, i love reading your posts and i'm still not sure how to sign in so you know it's me. i guess i'll just say,. i'm W's sister and you'll know who that is , or how about karen's sister in -law and adriennes aunt. haha , did you guess right. anyway just wnated to tell you how much i enjoy the start of each day with reading your blog. thank you

bv said...

ok...i am now a follower. 'cuz i need more red. i need more birds. i think we were seperated at birth. lots alike. this morning on my way to traget, on a country
road i came across a beautiful wagon pulled by 4 sets of shiney black clydesdales taking hay to cattle...the site was so beautiful and unexpected that i had tears running down my face...does that make me sappy?
bv

bv said...

i mean TARGET..oh dear. it's almost my middle name!
bv

A Scattering said...

Warm and fuzzy yes, sappy NO! Have a great evening Kate.

Jill of All Trades said...

I'm so in. Love the little birdie. Thank you and rock on with the sappiness. I love it.
Carla

Char said...

:) you're such a cutie. you know that?

thanks for the drawing though - it really is a cute prize.

Molly said...

I thought it was refreshing for someone to share their joy in the things in their life. if that's sappy, count me in.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

The material is lovely and the bird is really cute; nice giveaway.

Kathleen Stoltzfus said...

Personally, I did not think yesterday's post was sappy, just thankful - and what's wrong with that?

And by the way, I love birds too, they figure heavily in my mixed media sculptures.

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

I don't know why you think anyone would be driven away by your feelings; that's part of what we love about you! (That, and your beautiful dog and stunning photography. :-)

I mean that, even if my nose now looks brown, and would love to be entered in your drawing. You can follow my name's hotlink to my blog, where there is an "Email me" link.

Shimmy Mom said...

I love sappy. You know how to get ahold of me and I LOVE that bird. It would match my kitchen PERFECTLY!. I gave you a little shout out on my blog today too. You know your Moody Blues.
*hugs*

Cindy said...

I don't think you have to worry about losing followers. You have an amazing blog and I know I enjoy visiting just about everyday. So it's okay with me if you're sappy as long as you continue to post photos of George.

Have a great week.

Flat Creek Farm said...

How sweet! From one sap to another, let us never be ashamed of our sappiness. -tammy

I'm Julia said...

Oh dear. My gratefulness flows as well... little snippets that add up quickly & reveal my inner sap (which is not very well hidden in the first place).

Appreciating what we hold dear... the big & the small... if that doesn't deserve celebrating, what does?

((hugs))

♥~♥ Nine Acres ♥~♥ said...

:0) Kate...there is a difference between sappy and sentimental. Sappy is not sincere, sentimental is dripping with sincerity. And you, my friend are sentimental.

I am also digging this weather we are having. It is heaven, is it not? On my walk early this AM I saw a doe with twins. So sweet! Made my day.

I also love birds and would love to win the prize!

xoxo

Jessica said...

I have recently fallen in love with birds so I'm game for this one!

Jessica
www.MomShots.com

sweetpea_path said...

Oh so good to read that you are embracing your sappiness :>}}

Krista said...

Talk about sap, I blogged about my 15th wedding anniversary recently and wept while I wrote it. Now that's a sap!

www.thejkcatesfamily.blogspot.com

Krista

Coloradolady said...

Heck, I thought I was already a follower, but I did not find myself...I do have you on my blog roll on my blog, so that may be what the deal is...

lovely giveaway....and I never once thought sappy...

TSannie said...

I"ve been involuntarily off-line since Saturday so am playing catch-up. Must now go read your sappy post. MPM said it was wonderful.

Staci said...

Hey! I love birds and guess what my favorite color is? That's right, red. oh please please pick me!

T said...

Awww...such a sweet little statue!

Count me in!!!

maillady said...

oh my kate i think i've got it. have a great morning , thanks again.

troutay said...

Lovely bird!
Wish I knew where that shop was.
So few little shops like that where I live and spend money. So I just buy fabric.

And in re: Sap post. I didn't think it all that sappy. Just thanking whomever for a good life.

Mental P Mama said...

What a sweet bird;) And, sap is good. Very, very good.

Lins said...

Wow...I can't believe I wasn't one of your followers yet! You've been a staple in my Google Reader for so long I just assumed I was!

I am now, though! Ready for the next time! :)

Anonymous said...

I've been following your blog for about a week before you took a little break then went on vacation. I'm not sure how I got here, but your blog is one of the few I check everyday. I love George, we had Flash, a beautiful border growing up and I would love to have one again, but we have only a teeny yard and that wouldn't be fair. Teresa in Saint Louis

Daryl said...

I know Mama is gonna insist anyone who wins this gives it to her .. harrumph .... but that bird is MINE!

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

What a lovely bird! Reminds me of the mother bird who flew out of my hanging begonia basket on my front porch yesterday. Those napkins are nice too! Hoping I'm lucky! V.

Erika said...

You are too funny. I guess I didn't miss much since I didn't log in yesterday. Ahhh...My mother would indeed love this bird. I think it might even make her day!

Woman in a Window said...

Now I wanna know just how sappy you got. I hope it's still posted. I have a hard time believing there could be anything to fear in that.

Donna S. said...

I'm on vacation in Florida & still checking in! Glad you had a "good feeling" morning!! Enter me please!!

KentuckyFarmGirl said...

Count me in and I love all your posts! Sappy or not!

Dawn said...

I thought your post was very sweet! It reminded me to get up just a bit earlier so I don't have to rush thru my morning.

Its a beautiful world we live in.

JAN'S PLACE said...

You are so right.. they would look lovely in my home.. I love RED.. I really do, and I love birds.. I have to many bird feeders to count!

Thanks for entering me!

Jan :)

Sue said...

I've always worked with fabric and this piece is beautiful...I love the red and it looks like Waverly...what a nice give away napkins and that great bird...the infamous Target birds are going to be jealous......love that picture of George....you know how to find me but I never win anything....

The Bramble Patch said...

I love birds!!!! I have been a faithful follower for quite sometime now. I would love to give the bird a new home :)

Living on the Spit said...

You are just so wonderfully giving. That little bird is quite a gem and those napkins!!! They are gorgeous.

I just can not wait to meet you in person. That will be the best giveaway prize to me!!

Erin said...

beautiful pattern on those lovely napkins...and the birdie is so sweet.

as always i so enjoy stopping by and seeing what you have posted.

have a lovely day.

Kamana said...

lovely!!! do i count as a regular? kamana

becky up the hill said...

I can't remember if I entered this giveaway already..don't think so, I'd remember that pretty bird. So if its not to late ;o)...thanks.
Sisters in sappy..oh dear.

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