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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

A Giveaway!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

isn't he cute??

his name is Twitch...

and he needs a good home!!!!
Twitch is made from 3 different types of German Mohair...
on his tail, back & belly.
he has little tufted ears and wire hands to hold his prized acorn
(made from wool and muslin)
he loves to sit upon his pincushion and help you stitch,
although he has a tendancy to steal your pins
(he likes shiny-things)...
So, if you can find room in your little sewing corner,
and wouldn't mind sharing your pins and needles,
Twitch would love to come live with you!
to be eligible to adopt him, all you have to do is leave me a comment here on this post~
in one week (7/21) I'll pick the lucky folk's name from my hat !!!!
Best of luck Twitch!
Best of luck Folks!!!!
*Blessed be*
p.s. please keep my mom and family in your thoughts, my stepfather has been hospitalized
with internal bleeding: he is on cumadin (sp?), has prostate cancer and the dr's think he may have leukemia~he just turned 80.
he's a retired police officer and very active in the Masonic Lodge.
I love you Poppy, get better soon!


terrysweet said...


Heather's Stitches said...

We will pray for your Step-father! You might want to announce prayer request on my DH's site called http://www.journalsoffaith.org/forum/

Please enter me into the give-away, he is a cutie and will keep me company as I stitch.

Diva Kreszl said...

I will keep your Poppy in my prayers, asking our Lord to watch over him, to give the Dr.'s wisdom, and strength for your family during this difficult time. How sweet of you to host this giveaway...Twitch is adorable!

Kathy (woolfind) said...

Lori, prayers will be lifted for your poppy and your family. He sounds like a wonderful man. Peace to you and your family..
Twitch is adorable. I would love to be entered into the giveaway. Thanks!

Margaret said...

I'll keep your stepfather in my prayers and thoughts. And thanks for the giveaway. I love Twitch - he's wonderful!

Leslie ~ HarvestHomePrimitives said...

I will be praying for your stepfather. My mom was on cumadin and sometimes it is hard to adjust. So I will definitely be remembering him!

Twitch is just TOOO cute! And oh! how I would love to WIN him! :) So please enter me in your wonderful giveaway.

Thanks so much and have a great day!

Marjorie said...

Lori, will pray for your stepfather...Twitch is so cute, he reminds me of Scrat from Ice Age (I have school-age kids so I relate to things on their terms). Please enter me in your giveaway.

ConnieKay said...

I will add your Poppy to my prayer list and hope that it is just the cumadin that is causing his problems. I have seen it cause some serious problems.
I love Twitch and would love to be entered in the giveaway. He would be right at home with all of the outside squirrels around here.

woolyredrug said...

Thoughts and prayers go out for Poppy and your whole family ~ you've had so much todeal with this year! Hope you are feeling better and refreshed after your vacation. Twitch is wonderful and would be right at home here in MN among the oaks! Wooly Hugs ~Laurie

Simone said...

Your stepfather is in my thoughts... All the best for you and your family!
I would love to give Twitch a new home! Since a few days we have a squirrel living in a birdhouse in our backyard: http://soedidee.blogspot.com/2009/07/another-nest.html
So I would love to have one in my house also.
Best wishes from the Netherlands!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Lori ~
Prayers coming your way!
Twitch would just love to come live with me ;-)
Pug hugs :)

Nancy said...

Twitch is adorable, and his acorn certainly is a prize! Please enter my name in your drawing!

My thoughts are with your step-father and the rest of the family.

Christine said...

I pray your stepdad gets better soon. So hard to see our folks have health issues.
Twitch is wonderful, I have a friend with a squirrel collection and would be a wonderful birthday gift. I enjoy your blog!

~Judy~ said...

Lori...I will keep your step-father in my prayers and hope he gets well soon. I would LOVE to give Twitch a home. Please enter me.


msjan said...

Praying for your whole family. Illness afffects everyone.

Twitch is so cute and wonderful. He needs to come live here in Maryland with me. LOL

Jan R in Maryland

Riverwood Primitives said...

Sending good thoughts your way. LOVE Twitch. Hope I win!

missy said...

Prayers for your Poppy.Wouldn't we give up anthing in this workd to cure our loved ones!!!

Twitch look amazing. My DH would love him because then maybe my DH wouldn't ACCIDENTLY be stepping on my pins and needles. I swear he's a human magnet!! LOL


JOLENE said...

So sorry to hear about your dear "Poppy", my Mother was on coumadin before she passed awqay and she got really severe nose bleends from coumadin (prolonged use). They had to cauterize her nose and give her blood because she had lost so much. Pretty scary time I recall. Anyway, I would love to adopt "Twitch"...he would make a great companion for my spuirrel "Charlie". If you are interest in a cross stitch giveaway, please check out my blog so you can enter. have a wonderful day Lori!!!

Patti said...

Oh Lori! My heart is palpitating right now - I adore Twitch - he is so darling! Please enter me in your giveaway.

My prayers are with your Poppy and your entire family - you've been through too much lately.

Blessings, Patti

Prim Rose Hill said...

Hope your Poppy gets well soon!

What an adorable little squirrel...I have the perfect home for him...we're nutty, he'd like us! ;) haha


janeu729 said...

Oh Lori, You have had more than your share of health crises lately! Hope your Poppy will be feeling better, soon.
Maybe if I won Twitch, he could guard my bird feeders from the Gang of Five that raid them every day!

Deb said...

I will keep your stepfather in my prayers!

Twitch is wonderful and would be a great addition to my sewing area! He is just so sweet!

Stchnbee said...

I hope all goes well with your step-father.
And, please, enter me to have a chance to win that adorable little squirrel, Twitch. I would have lots for him to eat in my yard--loads of acorns every year!


Map said...


Meredith said...

Praying for you and your family. Hope all is ok. I love this little squirrel! Thanks for making him and including me in your drawing! Meredith

Julie's Keepsakes said...

I hope your Poppy finds comfort and relief. I'll pray for him and for you and yours.

Please include me in the drawing to win that Twitch. What a clever name too.

Holly Hills Primitives said...

I sure hope your Poppy is okay. My dad had a stroke in May and I know how much all of this can hurt. I'm sure he will be in a lot of prayers this week. Dawn

Joshua said...

Sweet prayers to Poppy and your momma... xoxo p.s. Counting the days until the gathering!

WoolenSails said...

I love your squirrel, it is so creative.
I will have you and your family in my thoughts and sending good wishes your way.


Cathy B said...

I would love to provide Twitch a good home!

Keeping your step-father in my prayers

Karen said...

What an unusual pincushion. Would be good to add to my collection.

cwa said...

Hello. I will definitely pray for your mom and stepdad. I hope his condition improves soon.

Please enter me in the giveaway. I love that little pinkeep. I once was chased by a squirrel, so I collect them now. Blessings to you.

beeinstitches said...

My prayers are with you and your family. Twitch is adorable. I would love to give him a new home.
Keep creating!

Laura said...

Sending good thoughts for Poppy and your family.

My daughter would go crazy for Twitch. Please enter me in the drawing. Thanks!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Sending prayers for your family. This must be so stressful for your mom.

I would love to add Twitch to my family. We have a real life squirrel that likes to visit and sleep on our garage peak (pic on my blog). Think they'd get along?

Tracy said...

Oh me, me, me! He NEEDS to live at my home.
Wishing your Poppy well. Hope he is home soon!!!

Suzy said...

Lori.. my thoughts and prayers are with you.... Twitch would be well adopted with me.. please add me to your list!

ROBIN M said...

I hope that your Poppey gets better real soon. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I love twitch!!! Put my name in the running.

Terri said...

The most sincere thoughts and prayers for your "Poppy" and family...Twitch is a real cutie, I am always looking for a new friend!! Love your work BTW!!

Anonymous said...

Twitch would be at home here in the woods where we have to shoo the real squirrels out of the way while walking LOL My prayers are with your family and I do hope your stepfather is better soon. It seems so hard to cope with so many health issues as we get older! I'm glad he has his family to help him. :) Janet in TX

fiddlestixstudios said...

Twitch is just adorable!Please enter me in your wonderful giveaway~I enjoy visiting your blog,and seeing all of the wonderful things that you are creating!I'm sorry about your stepfather.I'll keep your family in my thoughts and prayers.

dog trot farm said...

Lori, Twitch is just adorable I would love to offer him a primitive home. More importantly, my prayers to you and your family.

Kathy said...

All you have on your mind and you still can find time for a give-away. You are so creative and such a special lady!
Twitch is adorable...and I have more than enough pins in case he wants to take some of mine!

Prayers for your Poppy and for your family.

Hi, I'm Barbara from Missouri and.... said...

Lori, I would love to add Twitch to my sewing room.


Lynn said...

Prayers for "Poppy"...love your blog and Twitch is adorable. I think I can find a place for him!
Lynn M.

lynda said...

Your family is in my prayers.
And please add my name to your giveaway...I would love to give Twitch a new home.

LindaTN said...

Prayers for your family.

I love to enter the drawing and would would love to add the cutie to my primitive things. Thank you for the chance.


Amy said...

PBS for your Poppy, I do hope he is soon well!

I LOVE Twitch, he is so cute and I know he'd love to come live in my sewing room. He'd have other squirrels right outside the window to visit with his too! ;-) Thanks for the chance, he's too cute!

Happy "creating", can't wait to see what you make next!


Lorie said...

Hi Lori, Please add my name to your giveaway...it is so cute!! Lorie Stephenson lasaes@yahoo.com

catgerenser said...

I love this little guy! It reminds me of a little stuffed squirrel that I had growing up. His name was Nutkin - yes, I loved the Tale of Squirrel Nutkin!

Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

Anonymous said...

Hi Lori, I hope all will go well with your Poppy. It sounds like he's already a very lucky man to have a such nice family like yours.

Your garden photos are wonderful, I just love your blog too.

Thank you for the giveaway, Patty

lovetheprimlook said...

Hi Lori, so sorry to hear about your Poppy. Many prayers coming your way !!! Please enter me in your wonderful giveaway :)

Thank you for your awesome blog!!


ctlogcabin said...

Dear Lori ~~ Sending Prayers & Good Thoughts for your whole Family.
Twitch is just too darn cute !!
Best of Luck to all who enter to win.
Hugs ~ Connie xox

DaisyGirl said...

Keeping your Poppy in our prayers. Hope he gets better soon. I'd love for Twitch to join my home!

Delfi said...

I would love to give Twitch a new home.

Thoughts & prayers for Poppy.

Margie said...

Twitch would love to live at my house - best to you and your family.

Marilyn said...

Sending positive thoughts to you and your step-father.
Twitch would LOVE it here with all of the other squirrelys!

Miccosukee said...

Please knw my heart goes out to you and your family as Poppy struggles with the effects of dealing with coumadin. My beloved 87-year-old mother is on it and I live 300 miles away and worry constantly about the quality of the health care system. May Poppy soon be home with his loving family.

Twitch is one of the most adorable pin cushions I have ever seen. He would have an honored place in my home.


laurie said...

Good and happy vibes are breing sent your way.
Twitch is very cute--pick me--haha

Blyn said...

Hello, Thanks for the giveaway...he is adorable. I would love to win! Hope Poppy continues getting better. Blyn

Cydnee said...

I just found your blog and am just thrilled. I wish Twitch could live w/ me and keep me company. We are living in Calgary and my friends and 20-something 3 children are in Oklahoma. My complete solace has been my rughooking! I will keep this in my "favorites"!!!

Debra said...

Glad you poppy seems to be doing better! I will pray that it continues.
I would love twitch! Please enter me!

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