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Saturday, March 3, 2018

~ A Giveaway ~

Good Morning Friends & Folk!

Have you received your new issue of
Wool Works Magazine?

it is chock full of beautiful projects for you ~


including one from me!
a small project for cross stitch entitled
"Tulip Cottage"

here is my actual finished project 
above the beautiful full-spread photo in the magazine;




 now here is the fun part ~
 the Giveaway!
~ as a token of Friendship, and to help usher in Spring ~
 I will be giving the actual model for the Tulip Cottage project {shown below}.

For your chance to win it,
all you have to do is leave a comment below this post, 
~ telling me what your favorite part of Spring is !
**Please Make Sure you leave your name in your comment**

I will use the Random Number Generator pick a number from the comments left, 
and announce the winner here on this blog ~ on Monday!


 You may kindly share this giveaway on FB, 
~ but comments on this blog only will be used to choose the winner :)

Best of Luck and Happy Stitching my sweet friends!

Blessings from the Farm
 ~ Lori

129 comments:

Jonette said...

I love all of the pretty flowers of spring. Would love to win this beauty! Jonette💕

Vicki Moody said...

I love to see the firsts of Spring- the yellow daffodils pop up their pretty heads and the robins. We've had a robin singing outside our bedroom window for the last week or so. He sings loudly to wake us up each morning. - Vicki Moody

Sue Stark said...

My favorite part of spring is the froggy sounds outside my window at night and the birdie sounds in the mornings!

Julieb said...

Spring will be a welcomed sight this year.cant wait for the flowers to bloom and birds start singing. Julie Brossman

Amber Ritchie said...

Walking outside and feeling the warm sun on my skin, breathing the fresh spring air, and diggin’ in the dirt! ~Amber Ritchie~

louise said...

I love getting outside and smelling the smell of spring. Louise

Blaine said...

The new life it brings.....baby bunnies and chicks.....Blaine 🐇🐥

Anonymous said...

My favorite part of spring is hearing the "spring peepers" frogs chirping.

Kim Rajadhyaksha

Tammy Pelkey said...

Love Spring and all the new life it brings! Opening windows to fresh air is my favorite ❤️

Monica Mathis said...

My favorite part is spending time outside and seeing all the tulips pop up ! Monica Mathis

Carol Grusemeyer..Heart N Hand said...

Spring is like a new begining. The birds are singing the flowers are blooming the grass is turning green and the trees are becoming full of leaves.

J. Martin said...

My favorite part of spring is the arrival of the buttercups. When I see them I am filled with hope that wonderful things are ahead.

Kathleen Hughes said...

My favorite part of spring is ROBINS...I know when they appear that flip-flop weather cannot be far behind! Kathleen Hughes

sandit said...

Tulips, crocus, pussy willows, spring peepers, birds, geese flying in and smellong the earth come Alive. Thanks Lori.

Patty Lewallen said...

Spring is everything new again! New blooms, fresh air, spring cleaning, and Spring Training!

Linda Cole said...

My favorite part of spring is to listen to all the songbirds in the early morning. There is magic in their music. Linda Cole

Susan said...

My favorite part of spring is planning the garden and trips to the nursery to see all the new plants.

Jack Fry said...

I have lots of favorite things about spring - the days get longer, the sun shines brighter, the daffodils begin to bloom and other flowers begin to grow. Can't wait for the green grass! Sandy Fry jasanfry@gmail.com

Unknown said...

Wow! I'm really late to the party, lol! My favorite part of Spring is getting my hands dirty in my gardens...and, after working in them, standing back and looking at them, all cleaned up and ready for new growth! The air is sweet in Spring...so much promise...

I love Tulip House! :) Very sweet indeed...

~Nancy D.

Jen said...

I love when the daffodils start to peep out of the earth at my folks house, I know that Spring is just around the corner!

Nancy King said...

My favorite thing about Spring is when I hear the birds singing and my crocus open ~ love the beautiful colors!
Nan King

Brynne Wyatt said...

I love putting my snow boots away and getting out my flip flops...pedicure time.

Anne Wilber said...

Another beautiful project! Thanks for offering this!

Prims By The Water said...

When the egrets, trumpeter swans and herons come back to our big blue river. Currently working on your Sepia Sampler amd would would look good with your giveaway. Have a great weekend Lori! Janice

denise said...

Still waiting on mine. Spring, bah hum bug! I suffer with too many allergies😉

Susi Seyller said...

I think my favorite part of Spring is the smell!! Just go outside and close your eyes and feel the breeze brush by your face with the fresh smell of spring!! Susi Seyller

Linda said...

My favorite thing for spring is the beautiful flowers it brings new the cooler days in Florida. Would love to win one of you beautiful creations!!!

Linda Spost

Jamie Vowell said...

Seeing green instead of white! And the smell of damp earth! �� Jamie V

imsteelefullofscrap said...

Love that it starts warming up and I can sit on the porch listening to the birds and waiting on my cardinal to show up

Tammy said...

My favorite thing about Spring is that it is the time for regeneration and new life!! Oh my goodness and all the new Lil babes that are being born ❤️

Tammy

Diane said...

I just love hearing the first of the Spring birds. It is a suttle announcement that change is on the way!

Black Crow Cottage said...

Good Morning Lori,
My favorite part of spring is when I see my old friends, flowers & trees, bursting with renewed life, all welcoming the warmth that is coming.
Robin Nourigat

Donna said...

The smell of damp earth <3. Donna Dorval Smith

Ginny said...

My favorite art of early spring in Wisconsin is seeing the flocks of snow geese heading north and welcoming the sandhill cranes back, even before the crocus poke their heads up.
Virginia Lyons

Geneviève said...

Très jolie maison avec une belle finition amitiés de France, Geneviève

Jessica said...

My favorite thing about spring is starting the garden!
Thank you for the sweet giveaway!!

On The Prairie Rugs said...

What I like about spring is everything is coming back to life after the long Minnesota winter - new sprouts of grass, flowers, buds on the trees and all the new baby animals.

Sandi said...

My favorite part of spring is...the warmer weather, the flowers and bulbs blooming, the sound of rain giving the plants much needed renewal...

Sandi

ellen s marshall said...

I have so many favorite things about spring...the longer daylight hours, the budding trees, the flowers popping out of the ground after a long winters sleep- but most of all the smells and the sounds- the birdsong is a real tell tale sign that spring is on it's way.
Lovely little gift by the way :-)

Nancy Z Parcels said...

Spring always makes me hopeful. New life surrounds us, trees budding, flowers popping, The promise of new life, and we are getting a new grandson.
Nancy Z Parcels

elaine allerton said...

Love spring,,,,
Cant wait for flowers to start popping up,,,,
Clothes out on clothesline,,,, that smell!!
Longer days,,, smell if spring grasses,,,
So muchnto be thankful for,,,,

3millplainrd said...

Being able to walk out my back door and hear birds singing, seeing the Robins in the yard picking up material for their nest. I love daffodils, I don't think people realize what a magnificent flower they are. I also really love being able to hang my laundry on the closeline, I love being green and not using the dryer.

The Eveningstitcher said...

Everything about spring is amazing....a rebirth, a new beginning, the days are longer, the gardens start to look greener....it's a beautiful time of year!

Kathy B. said...

My favorite part of Spring is watching the birds gather materials for building their nests. Every year we manage to have a robin nest near our back door. Such fun to watch the baby birds grow. Thank you for the chance to win the beautiful house. I love cross stitch but just can't seem to manage to do it - I feel like my eyes are crossed and all of my fingers turn into thumbs!

Glenda said...

I love walking through my yard and brushing aside leaves in my flower beds and see green poking up. Knowing that in a week or so my beds with be bursting with color and life.

Anonymous said...

My favorite part about spring is that certain feeling in the air. You can have a warm day in Winter and no it's not spring. When it's spring you can just feel it.Vicki Obenhaus

Janet said...

My favorite is when my roses start to bloom,the butterflies come out and all the wild birds start having babies and keep the feeders busy. Oh, can't forget the hummingbirds even though I had one living with us all winter. Amazing little birdie. Thank you for the chance to win.
Janet Young

Anonymous said...

Love the fresh air. Open windows, birds singing and sunshine.

Diana Mooney said...

My favorite part of spring is seeing all the flowers begin to bloom especially the daffodils and tulips here in the Pac NW.

Anonymous said...

More daylight, more flowers, more time outdoors...it's all good!

Merrie J-B

Anonymous said...

Hello,Spring is always a new beginning for me since I lost my husband.Working in the garden with new arrived seeds the birds brought .He was always amazed by that.Thats what spring means to me.The power of GODS beauty.Evelyn.

Pam Rose said...


There are so many favorite parts of spring but mostly when all the snow is gone. We still have 3 feet of snow in the yard. It will be a while before we get to dig in the dirt. I do love the longer daylight hours too!

Linda McKenzie said...

Being able to put winter coats away, the plow and shovels away, and watching the garden bloom! Linda McKenzie

Janice said...

Janice Fowler said: My favorite part of spring is the longer daylight time so my husband and I can go for a walk after supper and have a quiet, uninterupted chat about the events of the day.

Penny Conway said...

Seeing all the trees tapped for maple syrup

Penny conway

Sharon Stevens said...

I love spring for the birdies that are born and singing their songs and the beautiful tulips that bloom!

prairiegirl said...

My favorite part of Spring is the freedom of being outdoors after the long confinement of Winter.

Kimm Moore said...

The absence of snow is my favourite part of spring!

sandi said...

My favorite part of spring is all the birds in my backyard! Busy and noisy - eating at the feeders, taking a bath, finding the perfect spot to nest!!

brenda said...

I love the feeling of warmth and new beginnings....and brown things turning green. Would love to win your model! Thanks for the chance. Brenda McGee

Cherokee said...

What I love about Spring is the rebirth of life and hope for new beginnings. Everything is clean and fresh, and full of promise.--Cherokee

Pam Hall said...

I love all the colors....the greening of the grass, the finches changing back to yellow, new buds on forsythia and everything coming back to life again! Pam Hall

allcounty said...

Best part of spring coming .... we get rid of the snow ! Then plant a garden and watch those colors come to like ,Karin E

Hope Amen said...

My favorite part of spring is all of the beautiful colors that emerge and the longer days.

Phyllis Keiffer said...

LOVE the little house, think I could live there. Unable to cross stitch anymore
because of a bad arm surgery, but I keep trying with three working fingers. Love your work.

Susie Hoover said...

I look forward to Spring for all the busy-ness of nest building. The birds get into such a flurry of activity and the singing is music to my ears!

Brenda said...

Hyacinth. That fragrance. Tis truly Spring.

Jean Barker said...

The rebirth of nature- everything waking from its winter slumber and all the fresh veggies and fruits to come. Jean

Dog Trot Farm said...

The warmth of the sun on my face. Thank you for a chance to win, Juie

Dottie @ Tadlafleur said...

I always love to hear the birds singing in the cool early morning light.

Chris Z said...

Love the aroma of the warmed garden soil after a springtime shower... so much promise of good things to come.

Patricia said...

It is lovely! Spring is such a rewarding season, it is hard to choose. Bulb plants and the birds, especially the robins make it truly Spring for me.

Rugs and Pugs said...

I love all the leaves peeking from the soil. Daffodils. Hyacinth. Forsythia. The sound of peepers. What's not to love?
Lauren

Karen said...

My favorite part of spring are all the beautiful flowers - tulips, daffodils, iris, crocus. Not to mention the lovely flowering trees.

littlemancat said...

I love Spring most of all. The sound of the first red-winged blackbirds in the marshes and wetlands is my favorite part of Spring.
Mary Ahearn

Anonymous said...

Buds, blossoms, birds...
Debra Hampton

Karen Clark said...

LOVE, LOVE Spring!! The rain, the sunshine, the trees, the flowers, ALL of it!!

Dear Faye said...

I enjoy watching our Eastern Phobes fluffy their nest to welcome the new eggs that will be deposited soon. This is the third year to use the same nest. Jackie jkestevens@aol.com

Laurie said...

I love to see what new thing is poking up out of the ground or blooming each day; sort of like a treasure hunt every day.

jennifer768 said...

My favorite thing about Spring is the rebirth of nature. Love seeing the first robins and the daffodils breaking thru the soil. Jennifer Dunbar

capecodgirl565 said...

Love when it gets warm enough to sit out by our ponds and listen to the peepers. I also love the smell of the air in spring.

Vanessa Totten

acorn hollow said...

When I sit on the screened porch and hear the peepers.
Cathy

Jeannie said...

My favorite part of Spring is believing the earth delights to feel your bare feet, and the winds long to play with your hair.
Oh, and when you feel like whistling, even with a shoe full of mud. ~ Mary W.

tgraue said...

I love when my wisteria bursts alive in spring! It’s so beautiful and gets better every year. I really look forward to the purple flowers it produces!

Donna Munson said...

I get excited about Spring when I smell the grass cut for the first time and in early May when the family of Eastern Screech owls bring down their new little family to take a bath and drink from the birdbath near our kitchen window...this will be their
5th year if they show up this time!

vic said...

Well I'll put my name in the pot. I always check your blog but never comment. I don't do cross stitch anymore and very little embroidery and no punching so don't feel qualified to comment. But I do love the look of all these handcrafts and would love to have the project model.

My favorite thing about spring is the fact that almost without exception for a month or 6 weeks you can go out every day and find a new little plant's nose poking up out of the dirt. Such excitement! It never fails to raise my spirits.

Victoria Witte

Karen Budnick said...

When the tulips emerge where I forgot I planted them - always a surprise!

Anonymous said...

Lori, I read your blog every day and love to see your creations. I've done a few of your cross stitch patterns and love them all. My hope is to get to Virginia and your cute shop some day! I would be honored to own one of your pieces.
My favorite part of spring is opening the windows and hanging the laundry on the line. Later in spring, I grab the binoculars and look for the warblers that pass through Wisconsin.
Cherie Petrashek

carolyn said...

My favorite part of Spring is ~ the beautiful colors.
Carolyn

Kathy E. said...

Such lovely, sweet projects! Spring is my favorite season as it brings warmer weather and the robins return to the Midwest after a long winter. I love to open the windows and let the fresh air fill my house!

Kimberly Vassar said...

My favorite part of spring is opening windows and getting fresh air into our home....Kim Vassar

DebB said...

The smell of green!

Shirley Pascas said...

I love the smells of spring. It will be especially welcome after this long winter.

Brenda said...

Sunshine, warmer temps, and the melting of snow!

Babareeba said...

My favorite part of Spring is....all the colors returning.

Nancy said...

Great project. Would love to win this magazine. I have never seen it. Thanks, Nancy P.

kate steeper said...

can we enter from the UK?

Kay said...

I love it when it starts to get lighter evenings and mornings, when winter nights are dark at 4pm it makes the day so short. Thank you for a lovely giveaway. x

Michele Washburn said...

How lovely! Thank you for the chance to win! My favourite part of spring, is seeing the tulips and hyacinths starting to poke through, in the garden. :-)

Annmarie said...

Spring is such a special time for me. It reminds me of a chance at renewing and new beginnings. The darkness of winter is gone and the sun brings new flowers, green grass and beautiful sunshine. More chances to see neighbors as we step outside more often.....so much to look forward to. Love your design and so glad it was included in the magazine.
Ann Madges

Jennifer M said...

Lori I love Tulip Cottage. My favorite part of Spring is it regenerates all my senses. Makes me feel so alive, my 2nd favorite season, followed by Autumn:)Thank you for a chance to win this sweetie from you.

Charlotte Bustelos said...

For some reason, as I grow older, the winters seem to grow longer. and here in New York's Hudson Valley, when spring finally arrives, it is like a blessing. My husband and I mark our calendar each year when we see the first robin, and, again when we hear the frogs start to sing. One year, when we were driving home in the rain, the road was suddenly full of little tiny frogs hopping across to the wetlands on the other side like they were going to a party. Happy Spring (soon), Happy Easter, and Happy Passover!

kitty walmer said...

My favorite part of spring is the beautiful foals born in the farm. I go without a lot of sleep but their long legs and first steps make it all worth it!!!

NMK said...

My favorite part of Spring is being out in the fresh air , hearing the birds sing & playing in the dirt ! I love your pretty Tulip House !!!! Hope your farm faired well thru the big storm , here in New England the winds were scary !

Jacqueline said...

I love the smells of spring!

Thanks for a chance at the magazine.

Jacqueline Leibfried

Eva Reynolds said...

The arrival of bluebirds to the row of house we have waiting for them! As well...the fresh smell of spring on clothesline dryed clothes and sheets!

K Gutowski said...

Memories of daffodils! Excited with new Woolworks issue and love your little house piece!

Anonymous said...

I love spring because no more snow!

Patti L. said...

Tulips.....I can't get enough of seeing those little beauties. If they would be around all year round, I would be singing! Thank you for the chance to win!

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Hi Lori,
My favorite thing about spring is how everything feels like it is just waking up from a long nap, all fresh and new again!! I'm sure it is just like that at Notforgotten Farm!! Thank you so much for a chance to win one of your amazing pieces, too!!
Heart Hugs~
Julie

June Winck said...

Hi Lori! My favorite parts of spring are tulips, crocuses, baby birds and baby bunnies, and opening the windows to let the fresh air in! June Winck

Couson said...

I love your little work in the magazine.
Thanks for the giveaway . My favorite part of spring is to see my garden awake with çrocus and daffodils and hear birdssigning in my olivetree.love

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

Most of all I favor the pussy-willow, the first sign of Spring and birth to new life, like the all the birds and flowers.
It would be wonderful to actually have one of your handmade pieces.
Barbara
Village Folk Art

Cynthia G. said...

My favorite part of spring is warmer weather and no snow.

hrkoehler said...

I live in southern Arizona, so we don't get much spring or fall. Either it's hot or not. But with our "spring" I love the wildflowers that grow before the heat takes over.

Chrie said...

Living in Idaho, Spring means being able to smell the soil in the fields as we drive to town, seeing calves playing in the pastures, and the Springtime flowers sprouting...a truly glorious time of year!

Elizabeth P said...

Okay, how could I possibly miss out on this fabulous spring-y giveaway?! It would be oh so lovely to have one of your own handmades to hang on my studio wall!

My favorite part of spring is the first consistent days of those tell-tale warmer breezes that waft through one's home when the windows are first opened to welcome spring in.
Hugs for now from still brrrrr New Hampshire...

anne stevenson said...

My favorite part is the sun shining. Full days of warmth on me as I begin to tidy my garden and clean my porch. I also love to get out all my "yard art" that was packed away for winter. Rusty pot stickers for my flower pots, garden stakes and ceramic pieces that are fun and whimsical, and hanging a few more small musical chimes in the trees along with the bird houses.
Bring on Spring!!!

Mary said...

I love to hear the sweet spring song of the birds returning back after a long winter. And I also love opening the windows and letting the fresh air back inside after a long winter!

primdollie said...

Oh my what a delightful pattern and such a wonderful giveaway!! My favorite part of spring is watching my garden slowly come alive, with bulbs popping up, buds on the trees and getting my beds ready to plant all sorts of fun veggies!! Its my favorite time of year!! Thanks for such a fabulous pattern and giveaway!! Always fantastic!! Hugs Linda (Primdollie!)

LSalamy said...

Spring is all about the flowers. And about losing the black clothes!

Donna G. said...

Daffodils are my favorite part of spring! Love the project. Thanks for the chance to win.

Kathleen said...

So many things to love about spring - the smell, emerging color, open windows and leafing trees........great to be alive!

Yvonne Rupe said...

In a word...FLOWERS!

Janet Lawson said...

spring to me is a new beginning..another year has started with new dreams and ambitions..your design is beautiful..good luck to everyone..

sandy said...

Spring is time to plant the garden with all kinds of lettuces, carrots, beets, pumpkins, potatoes, tomatoes, and more!

Anonymous said...

Seeing my crocus peeking through the ground and being amazed how strong they are. They showed up in mid February peeking through the soil and snow only to be covered again by a heavy snow fall. Last week they bloomed for the first time this year. A day later, there was 6" of snow on top of them. The snow is gone again and they are blooming in purple and yellow. Not bad for Canada.

Christine

gibbyc57@yahoo.com

nicolesender said...

My favorite part of spring is seeing the crocus blossoms and the budding daffodils. This year I was surprised at how many crocus survived the squirrels!
nikilsend(aat)outlook(dot)com

Karla Burroughs said...

My favorite part of Spring is the beautiful song of all the birds busily gathering grasses and such for their nests!

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