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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

A Giveaway ~

I'd rather sit alone on a pumpkin
and have it all to myself
than be crowded on a velvet cushion....
~ Henry David Thoreau


In the Spirit of Generosity & Friendship ~

this little bear setting on his pumpkin
will be offered as a Giveaway!


he is made from German mohair, stuffed with cotton batting...
his pompion (pumpkin) is made from beautiful hand dyed wool ( it is stuffed with clean sawdust)
and I've stuck in little white headed pins for you too...

measures approx. 5" tall and 5" across ~
...one of a kind and original.


would you like him to come to live with you?
then all you have to do is leave me a comment here on this post...
I will draw a name on Wednesday, November 2nd and announce the winner ~

Best of Luck to those who play along!


blessings from the farm,

Lori

168 comments:

Phyllis said...

That is the cutest thing! Thanks for the giveaway!

Melissa said...

Lori, he is just beautiful! I would love a chance to bring him home. Thank you for sharing him!

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Lori~ I would love to give the Precious little bear on his pumpkin cushion a happy home~ please enter me in your generous giveaway~
Hugs & thank you's~
Teresa

mk4health said...

Lori,
I really enjoy your blog and wonderful talent - what a gift you have! Please enter me in your giveaway.
Keep up the beautiful work and Happy Fall!

Susannah said...

That little darling would just love to come live with me! Thank you for your generosity.

Susannah
jogrady001@rochester.rr.com

From Sherry's Heart said...

ME ME ME!!!!!!
He wants to come live with me and Sissy!! He said so!!! We need him to come live with us!!!
The Queen & Sissy

Jacqueline said...

I have just the perfect spot in my home to welcome him... thanks for a chance.

jleibfried@aol.com

Penny said...

Hi Lori! What a fantastic giveaway! Please enter me -- I'd love to have him come home to mama!! :)
pduffy1954@aol.com

Stitching Cat said...

Lori, I would love t have your precious little bear come an live with me in CT! Please enter me in your giveawat. Some day I will venture to your Notforgotten Farm, it looks like Paradise to me. :)

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Soooo Cute!!!
I would love to be entered into your drawing!
Prim Blessings
Robin

allcounty said...

Been reading your blog for the past few months. Love your inspirations. I too love the old treasures from the past.Your bear is adorable. I don't think I would have the patience to make a bear, but give me some wool and I will be happy.
Thanks, Karin:)

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Dear Lori,
What a sweet and generous Giveaway!
I would so love to be included and would love to win even more!
Thank you for this chance to win one of your darling treasures!
Blessings and Thanks~~
Julie

Joy said...

Oh yes, Lori, I would love to be entered! I can assure you he would have a good home here.

Thank you for a lovely little giveaway. Happy Day!

Mercy Otis/The Stone House said...

I have to agree with Thoreau! Lol
I would love a chance to win this beautiful little bear sitting upon his pumpkin throne!
I think he would love to live where he has cows for neighbors and can hear the song of the coyote each evening! Lol
What a wondrous giveaway! Thank you so very much Lori!

Enjoy your day.
Mercy

Jo Ann said...

OMG ! would he look wonderful sitting in my sewing room. Please add me to the give away. Thanks ever so much-he is awesome. Thanks also for the generous give away. Jo Ann

WyseWoman said...

I can't believe you're giving him up! He's adorable. And how generous of you. Thank you for the opportunity. He would make a suitable partner for another family heirloom, Peter Rabbit; he was a store prop from my great-grandfather's general store in Canton. Thanks again for the giveaway and your lovely blog.

Pamela said...

How adorable! Please enter me for a chance in your most generous giveaway. Thank you!

Patty C. said...

He is a cutie !!!! I would love to be included in this Giveaway - Thank you for the chance to win such a charming pincushion ;)

Jacki said...

He is absolultely adorable!

Such a generous giveaway! Thank you for the opportunity!

Kris said...

Oh my, so cute! Please enter me in your giveaway. So generous of you!

Kris S
kastutz@comcast.net

Laurie in Iowa said...

He is an adorable little bear. Please enter my name in your giveaway. Thanks!

Ronnie said...

What a sweet little bear and pumpkin, thanks so much for sharing.
I really enjoy your blog and all the wonderful things you do!

NMK said...

Oh what a Wonderful, Special Give -a-Way !!!! The little bear is soooo cute with his sprig of Sweet Annie & the neat pumpkin....another awesome creation you have made ! Please enter me too ! I would Cheerish this !!!
I just Love visiting your blog, it makes me Smile everyday !!!
Thank You !

Betsy's Basket Blog said...

This little guy is absolutely darling. Just love his/her little face! I will live him/her forever if it comes to live with me!!
Blessings, Anita

PS Love to read about your farm house, so opposite of my urban life ... lucky you...

Jennie Lynn @ Appleseed Prim said...

What a sweet little gift. Please enter me in the giveaway.

Naomi said...

Love, love, love him! I'd love to be a part of the giveaway for this sweet bear!

Thank you!

Cindy said...

He is sooooo cute. Hope you pick me to take him home. Thanks for sharing.

cynthia.earnhardt@gmail.com

Kris Miller said...

Oh Lori! What a wonderful treat! I want to be entered in your drawing...what an honor to own one of your delightful creations!!!
Kris

Karen said...

Oh, they are precious... so Tiny... how do you do that ?

Lori - I'm new to your blog (last week or so) but LOVE your posts... everything is so beautiful... wish I were closer to you.. love to be there for your open house...

Karen

Laura said...

Oh my,,,, I have found my true love. I would love to have the cutest little teddie living with me. My sewing room is warm and cozy so he can hibernate the winter away with me in comfort. You are a very generous person, I don't think I could part with him. Thanks for all you do. Laura

Margaret said...

He's so adorable and would be so happy amongst my pincushion collection. Thanks for the chance to win him!

Carmen Sutton & Jean Hohulin said...

What a wonderful give away he is so cute sitting on his little pumpkin. Thanks for sharing the little guy

black crow primitives said...

OH HOW ADORABLE I JUST LOVE HIM!!!! I THINK HE WOULD JUST LOVE IT AT MY HOUSE:)

Merry Wind Farm said...

Lori, he is just so cute! I would love to give him a home and I think he would be very happy here!

Melinda

susiedele said...

Lori, he's just adorable. Please throw my name in the hat.
Just in time for my birthday. ...snicker...

debra said...

Lori, as usual just the most adorable combo-pincushion/cuddly bear. would look great in my sewing rm with collection of pincushions love primitive. thanks for the chance to win debrakinkade@gmail.com

Kay said...

He is adorbale!! Thanks for the chance to win.

oldecrow said...

Lori, I really think he needs to come and live with me! I love the tiny bears. I have made many mohair bears, but only "BIG" ones.I admire your patience that it takes to make those little ones, I'd be bald from pulling my hair out if I tried to make one!
Thanks for offering him in such a terrific giveaway!
Wanda
|Olde Crow Mercantile

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

I would love to have him come here to live. Please include me in your drawing...he's adorable! Thanks so much.

Nancy said...

That sweet little bear would be welcome to come live at my house! Thanks for the chance!

The Blue Goose said...

Oh Lori! He is Sooooo "beary","beary" cute. How sweet of you to share your talent with others. I would be most pleased if he were to come live at our house.

Sharon Duncan

tiffany said...

I just love your little bear, what a cutie for the beautiful atumnal season!

Pat said...

What an adorable little bear. I would love to have him come and live with me.

Constance said...

Hi Lori,

I just love him, I'd love to have him join our family.

Be Blessed,

Sallie

Jane said...

Please count me in!!

cucki said...

aww he is so super cute..i wish he can come to south africa and stay with me..
please count me in too.
love xxx

Meredith said...

i just bought pumpkins this weekend. I love them and your creation is adorable.

Catherine said...

Oh so sweet! He can come here and stay!!

Catherine said...

Oh so sweet! He can come here and stay!!

Chris said...

I would love to give this little guy a home Lori! Thanks for the chance!

Happy Fall!

robindefender said...

Awww! He is too cute! And I have the perfect place to put him. ; ) Thanks for the chance to win him.

capecodgirl565 said...

My granddaughters would love this little guy. Please throw my name in for this sweet giveaway.

lanybleu said...

He would have a lovely home here with us.

Cindy said...

He is toooo cute! I would love for him to come live at my house :D...thank you for the opportunity!

Ani said...

I would love to win this cool bear on a cushion! It is a blend of my love of bears, sewing and prim!

KittyAnn

Playdoll 2@ gmail.com

Barb said...

He would be very happy in my home! Thanks for offering him as a giveaway!

Amy said...

I would much rather sit on a pumpkin, too. Especially, if it was made by you! Such a sweet bear...hanks for the generous giveaway.

SharoninStLouis said...

What an adorable bear sitting on his pumpkin. I would be thrilled to provide a warm home for him.

Many thanks,

Sharon

BumbleBeeLane said...

Lori~ So sweet of you! He's adorable.Warm Blessings!~Amy

Jeanne said...

How very nice of you to share something so beautiful with one of us. Thank you for the opportunity to win. I vaguely recollect a similar bear from my childhood, now I have to wonder where he went?

Elizabeth Ann said...

I love the little bear, he would love it here in Idaho with me. I think I could even design a special little pincushion just for him! Thank you for such a lovely giveaway.

Beverly said...

Blessings to you for thinking of others at this time of Thanksgiving.
Your adorable tiny bear would be most welcomed in my home.
Joy to you Lori, for your generosity.
Beverly

Lurena Sheary Williamson said...

Ohhh! He is a cutie!! I'd be honored to win this amazing giveaway. Happy Halloween sweet talented lady.
Cheers,
Lurena
Tattered Moon

Patti said...

Oh Lori! This is so very generous of you! Please enter me in your giveaway~he is such a love! BTW, I would rather sit on a pumpkin, too ;)
Blessings, Patti

prims by olde lady morgan said...

Lori, He is delightful! I would love to give him a good home! OLM

saltandpepper said...

Love the Bear! Love the Pumpkin Pin Cushion! Thank you for a chance to win them.

Have a Happy Halloween!
Christine

Kathy H said...

That bear is so cute. I have a friend who used to make bears like that and little things for him to hold or sit upon. So wonderful. Thanks for the chance to win him.

cindy said...

how adorable lori, i would love to win this little guy thanks for the giveaway.... cindy @ jcheisler76@yahoo.com

Karen~The Barely There Primitive Bear said...

I love bears and I would love to give this little cutie a new home! Please enter me.

Bear Hugs & Blessings~Karen

Lizzy said...

Oh, what a sweet wee bear sitting on his punkin' ~ I love him and he is most welcome in my home! Thank you for the lovely opportunity to win your adorable pyncushion, Lori... Blessings always in stitches...

tj said...

...Oh my. Ah-dorable! Yes - please count me in! :o)

...Thank you for the giveaway - so sweet!

...Blessings

Shelley said...

He's wonderful...I would love to give him a home...he would be so at home with the rest of my teddies...thanks so much for the offer....blessings

Linda said...

How cute! I love that quote by Thoreau. Hope I win!

C. M. Designs said...

Hi Lori, I would love to be accepted in the give-away of your precious little bear..I love both bears and pumpkins. My home is warm and welcoming here in Northern Virginia and you can be sure he/she will have a special place of honor here.
Blessings, Charlotte

rx2massey said...

Love that little guy! as well as your website...read it faithfully every day.

Starry-eyed stitcher said...

Oh I love him - but so many entries. I hope he can come and live in England.
Fingers crossed
Irene xxxx

old crow said...

Little bear could come to live with me!! I would love to give him a home!! :) What a special give away!! Thank you so very much for offering such a lovely gift!!1

Primitive Blessings to you!!
Mona

Cath said...

He is gorgeous , I would love him to come live with me . x

MoonBeam said...

Love the quote and your interpretation of it. Would really like to have that little guy in my home!

Love your blog and your clever ideas...especially this time of year.

Bobbi

Carol Stuck said...

Oh my gosh. It has been quite a while since I have seen anything quite as cute as this duo. Wow...just amazing and I am in love with it. I would love to adopt the pair and take them home with me :-)

hugs and smiles,
Carol

Rêve de fil said...

Je serais vraiment ravie d'avoir un si joli petit ours, il est vraiment très mignon!

Theresa said...

Lori I love your new bear!!! I hope he picks me to come live with. :0)

Carmen and the Primcats said...

Hi Lori, Your bear pinkeep is adorable! I'd love to give him a home. Thanks for such a great opportunity!

Carmen and the Primcats

jennifer768 said...

Love, love your adorable pinkeep!Please include my name in the drawing.I would be so happy to have him come live with me.Thanks for your generosity.Hugs,Jen

Ann said...

Lori, What a generous giveaway! I'd love to be entered for a chance. ~Ann

Myra said...

OH he is just the cutest thing! I would be honored for him to come and live with me.

Tam said...

How cute please enter me I would be honored to have him

frosew said...

I would love to welcome this beautiful teddy and pumpkin to my home! Thank you for the chance at such a generous gift! Linda

Linda said...

Pick me, pick me!! LOL I can give him a good home in PA!! He's just perfect.
brelin4@embarqmail.com

jen said...

How sweet! Would love some company on those drab and dreary November mornings!

samplerlover said...

Oh he is wonderful. I would love him to come and stitch along with me.

Linda said...

I've always loved that saying - and I collect teddy bears... so this little one wants to come and live with me! I just know it!!

Linda in VA

Orange Sink said...

He is so adorable....... looks like a cherished heirloom!
I would be so thrilled to own a piece of your fabulous work! Please enter me and thank-you for your generous give-away!
Hugs from WI!
Cathy G

Kathy Barrick said...

What a sweet and generous give away!! Wow, Lori!! Thank you for the chance!
xoxox Kathy

mariebeers said...

Oh-my that is the cutest pincushion, I'd love to have him come live with me.

Judy Z said...

What a wonderful little bear...I think he would love to come to New Hampshire and live with me on the farm. Thank you for the opportunity. I love reading your blog! Judy

Deborah Adams,Long Beach, California. said...

What a special little giveaway! Thank you! Such a cutie pie bear on his little pumpkin tuffet! I'm crossing my fingers. :-)

~ Deb

April Mechelle said...

Lori !! He is so Cute !! I would loved to be entered in the giveaway!! Thank you!

Joyce T said...

Dear Lori,
How sweet of you to part with your little friend. I also make and collect all kinds of bears. Your little bear would love living with all of the brothers and sisters he would have here at my house, and I would love him very much too. I never met a bear I didn't love.

Lee Hill Primitives said...

Lori, Thi is the most cute bear that I ever see. Please, include me in your giveaway.Thank you so much..

Kate said...

He is sooooo cute. Please enter me into your drawing.

P.J. said...

Wow, I 101! that is a lot of comments. This little bear reminds me of the mohair bear my grandmother has. He is adorable. Keeping my needles crossed!

The Wool Cupboard said...

Lori, I would LOVE to win the wonderful bear pin cushion!!

Daughternature Primitive Folk Art said...

I would love to be entered in your giveaway Lori. He is so sweet! - BJ

Lisa said...

What a lovely little fella, I would love to be the winner of him. If he would like to be adopted by me, he would find a lot of other little bear friends to room with :)
Thank you for this opportunity!
Lisa
lmdurst@yahoo.com

Mindi said...

The little bear is so sweet and adorable! You've been in a mohair mood, I love the picture of the red mohair you posted a few days ago.

annie said...

He is just so sweet, I thank you for the opportunity to win him and have him live with me. Your designs are just great!

Grace Maurer said...

Lori .... another wonderful creation. I think I heard him say he'd like to come to PA.

Grace

primitivebettys said...

Pick me Pick me Pick me!!! I so LOVE LOVE LOVE him!

Smiles,
Betty

Jackie said...

Love the bear. Also just finished tricks or treats. Love it too! thanks for sharing your creativity! Love your stuff!

Marjo said...

Oh the bear is so cute sitting on the pumpkin cushion. Love it. Thanks for sharing....literally....

Lillian Carol said...

Bears and pumpkins....my favorites.
Thanks for the giveaway Lori.

TheCrankyCrow said...

Shhhh....Listen very, very, carefully...Do you hear??? Little Bear is whispering....he would love to come and live in Nod and make one Cranky Crow so much less cranky.... ;o) Oh Lori - he is absolutely, positively, and every kind of delightful. I would welcome him "home" with flung-wide-open arms....Thank you so much for this generous and adorable opportunity! Smiles & Bear Hugs ~ Robin

Beckyjean said...

Adorable little bear Lori!! Would love to give him a home!! Thanks for the chance,

Becky

TheBeasKnees said...

Oh, he is just so sweet and he wouldn't have to travel far to come and live with me!

Sharolyn Perry said...

Love your style!! the teddy bear is adorable. I would love to add him to my collection of teddies and pin cushions. I will share your blog on facebook.

Take care!!

The Humble Stitcher said...

What a sweet bear...I love him! Thanks so much for such a generous giveaway :)

Kimberly R. said...

I'd love to have the adorable bear come to live with me!!
Thanks for the chance :)
kimberlybreid@hotmail.com

Barb said...

What a dear little bear sitting on his pumpkin, may I enter for a chance to give him a home even if he would have a journey to get here as I am in the UK.
Thankyou for the chance Lori.

sewprimitive karen said...

What a perfect quotation for your darling bear-on-pompion!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Lori ~
Please enter me in your give-away. I promise to give him a very good home if I am chosen.
Pug hugs :)
Lauren

Juels said...

What is it about pincushions that is so endearing? I just love them, and this one is no exception. So cute! Thank you!

Juels said...

What is it about pincushions that is so endearing? I just love them, and this one is no exception. So cute! Thank you!

Cinlyn said...

Well he is just too darned cute...I gotta enter!! Thanks!
Enjoy your day!!!

Nan ~ Threadwork Primitives said...

So adorable. I've always wanted to own one of your creations. Maybe this will be my lucky day ;)

Shelly said...

He is so cute! Thanks for the chance to win this little guy!

COUSON said...

Waouh! I would like so much he could live with me & my bear's family!!Love and thanks alot for this giveaway.Béa

Judi said...

How sweet! I would love a chance to win this adorable little bear. Judi

Jeannie said...

Yes, please enter my name in your give away...he's precious!
Mary (Jeannie) Wicks

Kathy B. said...

He is adorable! I could give him a nice warm home for the upcoming winter months (IF I am lucky!) Love reading your posts, especially when you share donkey pics (we have a long-haired donkey.) Thanks for the chance!

missthesea said...

Sweet little guy, please come live with me!

Simple Pleasure said...

Lori
He is sooo sweet...it's love at first sight...I would be honored to offer him a home in my sewing room...you are, as always, incredibly generous.
Busy Hands...Happy Heart
Patricia

Dog Trot Farm said...

Lori, what a sweet little bear, I so admire your talent and creativity. Please enter me in your wonderful giveaway. Thank you, Julie.

The French Bear said...

Love me a little mohair bear........oh please come and live with me......xoxoxo
Margaret B
xxx

Nancy in MT said...

I love the quote, my feelings exactly, would love to win your wonderful creation.

adailydoseoffiber said...

Love your all out Halloween blog page. And of course the little bear would be lovely to have....
Thanks!

Sharon Stevens said...

Would adore him forever
Blessings,
Sharon

sarah said...

hi lori,
please could you enter me into your givaway,he would love to come and live with me in the uk to see his pumpkin friends lol.
another lovely character you have created. sarah.

Diane said...

That is adorable-please enter me in your giveaway and thank you so much!

PRAIRIE GIRL FARM said...

this lil fellow brought a smile to my face & would luv to have him become a one of the family at our humble farm!
xoxo's
Ginger

sandi said...

This little guy is so adorable and I'm pretty sure he'd love to come stay with me in Texas. What a wonderful giveaway! sandi in texas

barnyardbabies said...

your bear is simply precious! Love to follow your blog. You're very talented!

Lynn said...

What an adorable sweet bear....Pls enter my name into the draw and of course, pls pick my name....Love your blog....

Lynn
Country Thyme Stitchery

usagypsy said...

Oh my, he is just so adorable!

Robyn of Robyns Nest said...

I've already found a special place for him to rest with his pumpkin.
He's so beautiful

Monique said...

What a handsome little fellow! Please include me in your giveaway! Thanks

Monique said...

What a handsome little fellow! Please include me in your giveaway! Thanks

Margo said...

Would love to give this little guy a home! So enjoy your blog!

Kathy (woolfind) said...

Oh how sweet. would love a chance Lori, very generous of you. Love your new background to the blog. So sweet!

sheepyhollow said...

He is just the cutest little bitty bear...perfect for the season!

Darlene said...

Hi Lori
I left the message on the wrong page Sorry!
I would love to be entered in the
giveaway and have a chance to win
one of your creations.
Thanks for the chance

Kathy L. said...

Love to have him live with me! Your designs are adorable.!!!

Michelle said...

Adorable, your work is always top-notch. Happy Halloween to one and all.

Judy B. said...

He is adorable and would love for him to come to my house to live. You are so talented.

Debra Caillier said...

That sweet little bear needs a warm place to spend the winter! Would love to have him spend the winter in Georgia with me. What a generous give-away. Thank you.

Megan Chamberlain said...

Please enter my name in your giveaway. He is just adorable and I would love to have him and his pumpkin come to live with me in the UK.

Lisa said...

Lori- I have recently found your site (what a blessing to me.) I go there every day now just to see the pictures which give me hope and a sense of peace. Thank you for sharing your life and talents with others. You and your lifestyle are an inspiration. I absolutely love the bear on the pumpkin. I pray he ends up coming to live with me.

Lisa

Mary said...

Oh my goodness gracious!!!! He is adorable! I need to go sneak a rub on Robin's cranky crow for luck on this one. Thanks for such a lovely giveaway opportunity.

Mary
Willow Ridge

Unknown said...

He is sooo wonderful. I would love to give him a new home. Thank you for sharing him & giving me a chance to have him.
Happy Halloween!!!!
Terry

Jan said...

OH this lil guy is just perfectly precious and I would love to give him a good home! Thanks for the opportunity!

Village Girl said...

Lori - he is precious! Your designs delight the soul, thank you for sharing.

Cottonwood Lane Primitives said...

I'd love to win him--what a beautiful piece. Thanks for this generous giveaway. ~Roberta

Deirdre said...

He warms my heart!

Rachel's Farmhouse said...

What a cutie- he would love to live in Florida!

Thanks,
Cindy

frontporchprims said...

After seeing that 164 people had entered your drawing I almost just passed it up. I wouldn't win if there were only 2 people entered:) Just my luck. I did want to tell you though congrats on 871 followers. The bear is so cute. -Steph-

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Happy Halloween!
I am a new follower and would Love to be entered in your giveaway!
Thanks for the chance!


sandraallen260@centurytel.net

The Feathered Nest said...

oh dear Lori!!!! He is PRECIOUS!!! Please enter my name into the giveaway sweetie...what a wonderful gift sweet friend!!!!
hugs and love, Dawn

Esther Bears said...

This is simply too cute to resist.. (*^^*) I have post this to my blog.
www.estherbears.blogspot.com
Hope to bring this cute cushionpin home. :))

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