Sunday, February 27, 2011

A Giveaway ~

In honor of my birthday,
I am having a giveaway for my blogging friends...
since so many of you have a love for stitching and needlework,
I have put together a little basket of needfuls ~

...some fabric, some wool, needles, a pattern or two, a pair of scissors
...and who-knows-what-else to keep your creativity flowing!

just become a follower of this blog, post about this giveaway on your blog
leave me a comment here
telling me what you're working on at the moment
but please include your name & email addy in your comment,
it makes it easier to contact you!

if you do all three, you'll have more chances to win!

the winner will be chosen at random
and will be announced next Sunday, March 6th ~
Good Luck Everyone!

Blessings from the Farm,


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Jaja said...

What a kind thing to do, as we should be showering you with gifts for your birthday. My current workings are wool penny ornaments and working with vintage cutter quilts. I'm a follower and happy to be. Please add me to your thoughtful giveaway, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Jaja tjlburke at gmail dot com

The Good Wives said...

Good Morning, Happy Birthday I hope you have a wonderful day. I just wanted to tell you I start my mornings with your blog. I appreciate all you share and look forward to what you are up to next. I have been working on my spare room for my granddaughters to use while they visit Grammy and Papaw, also some blocks for a quilt. Thanks for a great start to my mornings.

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Pat said...

Happy Birthday Lori!!! I hope Hannah has baked you a cake and you blow out all 29 candles so your wish comes true.

Working on: a hooked rug, piecing two quilts and stitching Hannah Gilpin's Quaker Sampler.


barbara said...

It's your birthday? Congratulations!! I'm usually a lurker but have been reading and enjoying your blog "forever". I got all weak-kneed over your possum babies... :) Anyway, I would really love to be included in your drawing. And best wishes for a wonderful birthday!! :D

robindefender said...

Wow, I'm having a super-flaky morning! Sorry about the deleted comments. I'm working on Sarah Hatton McPhail reproduction sampler.

Happy birthday, and What a great giveaway!


Lauralee @ The Eclectic Stitcher said...

What a great giveaway for your birthday ;o) I hope you have many many more!

I have been reading your posts for some time and I could have sworn I was a "follower" ~ I wasn't, but I took care of that right away! I so look forward to your blog posts ~ you are so talented and I admit to being a little bit green at your creativeness ~ keep up the good work!

I'm working on a cross stitch piece by Carriage House Samplings, have a quilt to bind, and have been making wool applique pincushions to sell in my Etsy shop. I'm putting together a wool applique project this weekend to start next week.

Lauralee >^.^<

col-myprimitivesaltbox said...

Greetings from the snowy south coast of British Columbia! I just finished a doll pattern from A Stitch in Time last night and will probably start another today since I've been flogging thru my list of patterns I've had on hand for the last 10 years or so!
...and what a wonderful give-away!
I wish you a very Happy Birthday!

primitivebettys said...

You are so generous, Lori :) Happy Birthday! I would love to be included in your giveaway... my email is

Right now, I'm working on getting some energy back after being at the Lenexa hook-in yesterday (which was awesome!)... once the energy is revamped... I'm heading next door to the studio to work on some goodies for the Early Work Mercantile update... hooked, stitched or punched... I don't know which yet. :)

Peggy Lee said...

Yes...we should be showering YOU with gifts, but I'm not complaining!
I am currently working on a sampler for my grandson using the alphabet chart by Rosewood Manor "ABC Tapestry" to spell out his name, LIAM. I also have Ah Tis Spring in my basket as I am needing a little bit of Spring about now!

I am a follower and have posted about your giveaway on my sidebar.
Thanks for the fun!

Carla said...

Happy Birthday! I'd love to be entered in your giveaway. My email is
I'm working on a large sampler pattern that I got from a magazine years ago. It's large and I'm working on 28ct linen. My first try at linen. (Maybe my last!)
Thanks for your generous giveaway.

Margaret said...

I'm a follower of your blog now. :D I thought I already was! I just finished stitching Frances Eden, an A&E sampler. I'm trying to decide what to pick up next. I need to get the DMC for Brown Egg Farm! Thank you for the giveaway!

Sweet Sue said...

Happy Stitchy Birthday Lori, hope it's a great one for you and family. Looking forward to another year of drooling over your special designs. Just this morn I put the last stitch in a small Spring ditty. This *oh so tired of the snow* stitcher is happy to join the fun, good luck to one and all!

stitchinsweetsue at gmail dot com

The Attic said...

Hi Lori,

Happy Birthday! Hope you have a wonderful day. I am currently working on 4 quilts. Two I am donating to Colorado Cuddles, an organization that collects blankets and quilts for kids at the Childrens Hospital. The other two are for my grandkids.


LoveAlwaysLavern said...

I'm trying to find inspiration to work on something right now. i did however design a Halloween tree skirt and need to get some felt to start it. I'm still trying to find my niche. i have crafter's A.D.D and it's hard for me to stick to something for long periods of time.
LaurenZocholl at yahoo dot com

LoveAlwaysLavern said...

and have a very happy birthmas!!

sewprimitive karen said...

Happy Birthday, Lori; I love your blog!

Beckyjean said...


Happy Happy Birthday!! I hope it's a wonderful one. I also visit you each morning to see what you've been up to. I'm a follower & am posting your giveaway on my sidebar. I have lots of projects in the works. I'm working on 3 dollies for a swap, a Halloween quilt for myself (I've had the kit for about 4 years & it WILL get done this year), a punch needle project, and a stitchery picture. Wow~that's alot. Oh yeah~I'm also working on a sweet cross stitch designed by Primitive Betty. I guesss I better get going. Enjoy your day!!!

primitivesnstitchin@hotmail dot com

Linda said...

Hi Lori,
Well Happy Birthday! So nice of you to have a giveaway! I Love all of your patterns and makings. You are an artist that speaks to my heart. I am working on a primitive punch needle pattern by Brenda Gervais.

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

Happy Birthday With Many Happy Returns, and Congratulations.
I have been a longtime follower and love popping it to see what you have been up to.

Currently I am stitching away at a design called Hearts Entwined by Northern Expressions Needlework, and I am loving every stitch of it, well when I am not shoveling out the driveway...

Be always in stitches.

Charlene ♥ NC said...

What a great way to celebrate your birthday! Maybe I can remember that in December?? I've been a followerer for some time, and do drop by quite often. I'm currently stitching BBD AotH, A Wish for You. It would be a delight to win a 'birthday present' from you! Thanks so much for the chance, and Happy Birthday!

Jennifer Ann Fox said...

LOVE your blog and have been a follower for quite a while.

Count me in and Happy Birthday!!!!

Jennifer Dalenberg
Feathers in the Nest designs

Jennifer Ann Fox said...

Also I will post on my side bar at Feathers in the Nest


Jennifer Ann Fox said...

For the last chance, I'm working on many things. I just finished last night a Scarlett Letter reproduction sampler, Frances Bliss 1778 and plan to frame it myself today. I looked through some local stores to find the odd size frame and in the meantime found a beautiful scissor frog!!!!
Next, I'm going to stitch Lydia Hinkley sampler from SL then start stitching some of my own designs I haven't yet.


Diva Kreszl said...

happy, happy birthday sweetie! what a generous thing to do...please count me in as I love stitching, I am currently working on a counted cross stitch project. may you the coming year be filled with love, time with friends and family and a always good health!
Love, Diva

Debra said...

What a generous giveaway. I am currently working on a pinkeep
Anna Underhill 1897.

Cathy G. said...

Hi Lori,
Happy Birthday! I have followed your blog for a long time! It's hard work to keep posting regularly and keep it charming, inspiring and artful! You do it all with amazing grace and generosity!
I am dyeing wool, cutting wool, organizing things for my beginner rug hooking class I'm teaching at our local tech school. I have been blessed with an amazing group of ladies who want to learn to hook rugs! This is my first time doing this too so I am learning as well! The feeling you get watching someone new learn this art is truly heart warming! I have yet to blog about the first day of class..... but it's coming!
Thank-you for keeping us all inspired and supplied with wonderful projects to work on! As others have said we should be showering you with gifts!
Sweet Birthday Blessings!
Cathy G

The French Bear said...

How lovely, you are so sweet, when we should be gifting to you!!! I am trying to do a sampler but since I chose different is a slow go!
Wow, look what I missed being sick all week, you have been so busy! Love the whole look of your blog these days, very beautiful.
Margaret B
email is margaret at thefrenchbear dot ca

missthesea said...

Happy Birthday! Just found your blog (in time for a giveaway!) and started following.
I'm currently working on some cute Easter knit chicks for my mother-in-law :)


~*~Leanne~*~ said...

Happy Birthday!!! I hope you're treated like a queen on your day!!!
What a wonderful giveaway! Right now I'm working on little stitched pillows...loving them. I always have a penny rug that I'm working on too.
Happy stitching,

~*~Leanne~*~ said...

Sorry I forgot...I am a follower too!
Leanne :)

Kim said...

I have been a follower for some time, adore all of your creations, taken a needle punch class with you in Columbus many years ago!
I am currently working on the Isabella Johnstone Sampler!! I sure hope I am the lucky winner!
Best Wishes~

edie said...

Happy birthday Lori! What a nice thing to do. Presently I am working on four sachets that are belated Valentines for four of my friends! Have a super birthday. Edie,

marianne said...

I came across your patterns and blog before the holidays and I purchased a few of your patterns for myself! I am currently working on "Ah, Tis Spring!" My hope is to make a pillow and set it on my mantle between birds nests, daffodils, and chicks. Happy Birthday and thanks so much for sharing and for your birthday giveaway!

Myra said...

Happy Birthday to you! Right now I am in the sewing room making some little wallets and fabric baskets. I have several stitchy projects on the go but currently stitching the sunshine ornament from PS Sunny Days.

Natalia said...

Happy B-Day, Lori !!! I thank you for your giveaway and look forward to it !!! I am currently stitching I Sigh Not For Beauty and also The Spanish Mystery Sampler by Shakespeare's Peddler.

Linda said...

Happy Birthday! I have been working on a Halloween cross stitch by Homespun Elegance and a hooked mat in a Santa design. I'm optimistic that both will be done by their respective calendar dates in 2011!!! I'm also socializing a new kitty to our home!

Karen said...

I love working on all your designs. Right now I am cross stitching Jane Tindall and loving it. Would love to win your give away. Karen

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Lori! Love your blog and enjoy following it!

Teena said...

Hi Lori, wow how generous on your birthday, I've been busy working on your needle punch designs. I have searched the web for any of your patterns that might be older too. The pattern I'm getting ready to start is your "Strawberry Make-Do" Just finished you're black and tan silhouette bunnies and before that your heart in tans and oranges.
You're blog and receiving your patterns in the mail over the last 4 months has helped in my sanity recovering from neck surgery......Without the punch needle I would have went crazy ( I might be and just not know it yet)!!! Not being able to look down to sew was hard.... Thank goodness your designs made me try punch needle which I can do in front of my face!!! Not a pretty picture :-D Keep designing....
Teena Bowman

Tiff said...

Happy Birthday! I hope it is a great one!
I am currently working on a rug hooked stair riser, the first of many.


And I am already a follower.

JOLENE said...

First off Happy, Happy Birthday to you! Wishing you more fun than you could ever imagine on your special day. Right now I am stitch Angel O'er This House, but believe me, I have many irons in the fire! lol I would love to be included in your birthday giveaway, thanks sharing your birthday with us. Smiles...

Kim Reid said...

Happy Birthday!!!
I've been following your wonderful blog and my latest project is the Mary Wigham Ackworth School Sampler.
I'd love a chance to enter your fabulous giveaway!!
Thanks :)

Jennie Lynn @ Appleseed Prim said...

I posted a link on my sidebar about your giveaway, am already a follower, and am currently trying (again) to learn punch needle. My e-mail is Thanks so much.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Lori ~
I'd love to be entered in your give-away. I am a longtime follower, too.
I am currently working on a little hooked tulip mat and have a Maggie B desgn on linen ready to be started, too.
Hugs :)

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to you!! I am a follower and read your blog faithfully!! Love all your ideas! Wish I could learn to do punch needle...I am working on Blossoming Tree Pocket by Nicky's Creations. I would love to enter your wonderful giveaway. My e-mail is

Thank you! Pam

Nan ~ Threadwork Primitives said...

Happy Birthday Lori. Hope it's a special one. Well of course, I'm already a follower so, I'd love to be included in your wonderful giveaway. At the moment I am stitching up a new design of mine for Spring. How I do love spring.
Happy, happy to you!

Allenz said...

Please enter me in your giveaway. I love your blog and your designs. I cross stitch and do wool applique. Currently I am working on my Wool Gathering project, which is a Wool Crazy tote bag. I just finished appliquing a Boston Terrier on to my 3rd block. I'm so proud of how it turned out. L
Happy Birthday and I wish you many many more.


Michelle said...

Well, happy birthday! I am currently working on three items. 1. Girl Gang BOM at my quilt shop, 2. Civil War BOW (block of the week) and 3. Henrietta Whiskers, free BOM by Honeyhill I think. I am using wool applique for the squirrel and crow for the first two blocks. Lots of fun!


Simone said...

Happy Birthday Lori! I already was a follower and I posted your give away in the sidebar of my blog. So please, add my name in the drawing.

Constance said...

Morning on this snowy cold day - a giveaway is just what the doctor ordered! I am working on O Bed! O Bed!~ by Maggie Bonanomi. Upcoming will be log cabin quilt and then I may be doing a sampler or two. Gotta keep those hands busy and warm! Constance from Utah

Barley's mom said...

Happy Birthday Lori! I LOVE your things and check your blog almost everyday. I am working on Warren Kimble's Canadian Geese hooked rug at present, but plan on doing one of your's next. I think the Santa and the Fir Trees. Very nice! Have a wonderful birthday and a great year ahead. Anne

Cari said...

I thought I followed your blog because I read it every time you update...but I guess I wasn't a 'real' follower. Well I am now and would love to participate in your giveaway. I so enjoy your work!! Thanks

Kathy (woolfind) said...

Happy Birthday Lori ! I hope you have a wonderful day. Make sure to take time out to do something just for you. I would love to be entered into your giveaway. I love your patterns and have bought quite a few. I am now a follower and I just updated my blog and mentioned it in my post.. I am currently working on a hooked rug.

woolyredrug said...

Happy Birthday Lori!

What a wonderfully generous give away...I'd love to be included.
I've already got you in my blog favorites...but will post a special link too! You know my email addy if by chance I'm the lucky one.

Just finished up working on stitching and hooking for the March 1st Early Work back to working on some new rug designs.

I'll be tucking a birthday treat in your box of sure to look for it my friend!

Diana said...

Happy Birthday to a very crafty lady who inspires me! Have a great day.
Stitching giveaways are always fun! Can't wait to see what's in the basket.
I'm a follower, but I don't have a blog.

dee said...

Hi Lori, I love your blog and enjoy watching all the creative things you make. Please enter me in your giveaway and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!


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Sassafras and Winterberry said...

Happy Birthday! I just signed up for your blog. I'm a newbie to the world of blogging. I'll post a note on my sidebar at my blog Sassafras and Winterberry. Thanks for offering us such a generous giveaway!

Unknown said...

What a kind way to share your birthday.I am new to your site and just catching up on all your news. thank you for the give away.
I am blogged in now and will keep coming back
Have a wonderful and blessed birthday

Raymond Homestead said...

Happy Birthday Lori! What a generous give away you are having. I would love to be entered! My email is Right now I am working on a miniature log home, I'm having so much fun with it! Love your blog! Mindy

Shelly said...

Hi. I'm a follower and have announced your giveaway on my blog.

I love your designs and I'm finishing up All Hallow's Eve right now. I'm working on a woolfelt table runner, a LizzieKate design called Chicks Rule, and the aforementioned design by You! I'd like to throw in my hat for your giveaway. and my blog address:

Linda ★ Parker's General said...

Good afternoon!
Lori, such a generous offering. I am very interested in this giveaway.
My favorite way to create is a makeover of wood goods that I find at garage sales and thrift stores. Since my work space isn't heated, I must confine myself to inside projects. This week, I made a couple prim stitchings for friends, some rag covered Easter eggs, and some prim cotton batting balls. I also primmed some longjohns I made last week. I love sharing my goodies with friends. I haven't made things for sale. I do love a good swap!
I will post your giveaway on my sidebar here:
My email address is:
I'm so excited. I can always use a better pair of scissors!

Cindy said...

How sweet and generous of you! Well, this weekend, I've been working on some small quilted projects and some aprons! Trying to get ready for open house next weekend!
Happy Birthday Lori....hope your day is awesome!

basketsnprims said...

Hi, Lori ~ Happy Birthday to you. I would love to be entered. I adore your patterns and just finished plant ye seeds from your pattern last year. I am currently working on basket orders but always have something to stitch on during my evenings by the fire. Thanks so very much.

Sheila said...

Happy Birthday Lori!
I have followed you for years first as a quilter and stitcher and now as a rug hooker. Thanks for all your kindness over the years and for your inspiration always.

Bonnie said...

Just started following your blog! Right now I'm working on LaDDa's "A Bird in Hand". In April, 15 of my high school girlfriends are gathering in Fredericksburg, TX for a get-together. I'm stitching this for the friend that has helped me get this together. I graduated in '65 and some of the girls I haven't seen since then. Think I need a name tag?? We're going to spend all day Saturday at a flea mkt that's held once a month there. Can't wait to find a little treasure or two to remember our time.

Christine said...

A very happy birthday to you!!! I so enjoy your blog, projects , pictures and farmlife, thank you!

Natasha said...

I hope you have a lovely birthday. I am currently working on my ornament for the month of Feb. I have two days left to finsih. My goal this year is to stitch an roanment a month.

Thank you :)

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

hi first time commenting to you even though i have been a follower for ages...sorry to say i'm not working on too much at the moment...i have broken my arm...oh, but then i could say i am taking a break from hubby is caring for me and our daughter who has a disability...i am so looking forward to picking up needle and thread again...thank you for the opportunity to enter your giveaway...blessings to you, dzintra

Bronzemom said...

I am a long-time follower of your blog! Right now, working on Salem Sisters II & Ewe Alone.

Posting this lovely contest on my blog's sidebar.

bronzemom AT gmail DOT com

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

i already am a follower...
sorry i forgot to put this in my last comment...

The Barn Door said...

I have your blog linked to mine, but just today am a follower. I'm never lucky so never win anything, but I really enjoy reading your blog everyday.

Vivian said...

Happy Birthday Lori!
I wonder if you realize what a part of our lives you are? I find such peace and contentment when I "visit". What a gift that is in our crazy world.
I thought I was a follower but a quick check and I couldn't find you! So now I am...whew.

What am I working on? What am I not? LOL. I have a halloween stitchery (BOM quilt) on the go, I'm working on my homework for my Lone Star quilt class, I just finished a quilt top (shadowbox), and I have the cross stitch pattern Ah 'Tis Spring (shameless aren't I?) kitted up and ready to start by my chair.

I like to keep busy, I also have a book in every room just in case the urge to read overcomes me as I move about.

Thank you for the chance!

Vivian said...

I'm back Lori, just wanted to let you know that I blogged about your contest, then I realized your title appears in my bloglist so hopefully some of my followers already noticed.

take care and have a great day.


Rhonda said...

I am a follower of your blog. Although I don't comment much I drool a lot. Currently I am working on a Christmas Quilt, a purse,some St Patty's Day scrub tops and Penny rugs of all kinds. Love your blog. Happy Birthday!!
Thanks for your generous giveaway.


Roberta said...

Happy birthday Lori! I'm already a follower. Currently I'm working on some stuffed bunny dolls and a punch needle bird design by By Thy Needle. ~Roberta

Penny said...

Hi and Happy Birthday, Lori!! What a great give-away, please enter me for a chance to win it! Right now I am working on a cross-stitch marriage sampler for my daughter, who will be getting married in Oct. I figured I'd better get a head start to give myself plenty of time to get it done -- because I will no doubt start a couple of other projects along the line!
Wishing you a happy week!

Barbara said...

OMG....I follow your blog daily and knew that you are a Pisces but didn't know that we share the same birthday. Hope you are enjoying your day and I wish you happy everydays.
Currently, I am keeping my New Year's promise to myself to complete my UFO's. So far so good. I am finishing a crochet blanket that was started about 5 years ago. Have all my quilts lined up ready to go, knitting projects, a hooked rug and of course, some cross stitch. Whew, I am going to be very busy and before I know it, the year will be over and it will be time for another resolution. I am sure all can relate!
Barbara from California

BumbleBeeLane said...

Happy Birthday Lori! I'm a new stitcher so I'm working on simple primitive designs.Warm Blessings!~Amy

jen said...

Thrilled to have found this blog! Love it! It's an early gift for my birthday..March 1st! Hope you have a fabulous birthday too!


Grace Maurer said...

Oh Lori, I so enjoy opening your blog each day. I do not blog, but follow other people's.

I am finishing a swap item for a friend today. A little stitchery pillow to go along with a few other items I have created.

I would love to win all the little sewies you have accumulated for this give away.

Grace Maurer

duelnjewel said...

already a follower, love your blog!

Ellen said...

Happy Birthday! I enjoy your blog. Currently I am working on Mary Glover SAL, love this reproduction sampler.


Ellie's Country Accents said...

I love your blog and have been reading it for a while, but just joined. Just became re-interested in stitching again, after many years. I love to make dolls and I am working in one with a lavender dress and will put your lavender basket on her apron.Thanks so much for your inspiration.


Maria said...

Happy birthday Lori! I love your rug hooking patterns...

susiedele said...

Happy Birthday, Lori!
Love everything you

Beth said...

Hello Lori, I love your blog, I am new follower. I am a quilter, wife, mother, grandmother and daughter. I have sewn and needle worked since I was 11 years old. I wish you a happy happy Birthday. I am working on more then one thing several of Primitive Gatherings BOM, Summer Camp a 16 patch quilt. Of course a pattern or 2 of Cheri's and there is more. Thank-you for the exciting opportunity to win your give away.

Catherine said...

What a fun giveaway! I am a follower, I will post in my sidebar, and finally, I am working on some of the latest and greatest St. Patrick's day freebies!

capecodgirl565 said...

Happy Birthday Lori, what a generous giveaway. I am currently working on a Jenny Bean by Shakespeare's Peddler and an old Prairie Schooler, Christmas Ark. I love your blog, always interesting keeping up with life on the farm. We live on a farm as well, but pretty much corn and soybeans only, and two senior citizen chickens.

Debbie said...

Happy Birthday Lori! What a wonderful way to celebrate with us. Thank you so much. I would love to be entered and have posted it on my sidebar. Right now I am hand quilting a little Table Top for my table. I can't wait to finish it and share with everyone.

I hope you have had a wonderful weekend!

Debbie K

Kerri Arthur said...

Hi Lori-

How cool of you to do a giveaway to celebrate! I am a follower, and I have posted your giveaway on my blog...

Right now, I am working on some projects to include in a spring giveaway hosted by Char from Pickled Pepper Patch. I would tell you what they are but my swap partner may be reading ;)

Thanks for the great giveaway~

Unknown said...

Happy Birthday! And thanks so much for doing a giveaway, I really should do one on my own birthday... maybe this year. :) Hope you are enjoying your birthday weekend.

Currently I am working on a quilt for my husband and I... just gotta finish hand quilting it. won't take too long to do. :)

And I am now a follower, found you from another blog and am excited to read future posts.

And hopefully some of the people who read my blog will see my post about your giveaway and want to follow you too!

email at cmdoduck (at) gmail (dot) com

kays said...

Happy Birthday and thank you for the chance at a great prize. I just started a new punch needle project for easter and also have a rug I need to finish hooking. I always want to start a new project before I get another done! Have a Great Day. Kay

angel parker said...

I have been a follower of your blog for a while. I just finished 2002 prairie schooler santa and have pulled a wip of monticello that I started last summer. It is very generous of you to do a giveaway for your birthday, and Happy Birthday!

debbie said...

Happy Birthday Lori! You are TOO sweet ~ giving presents on YOUR day to receive them!I can't tell you have much enjoyment I get when I read your blog, you seem so genuinely sweet, & I hpe to get to meet you one day & see your wonderful shop! I'm working on several projects, which seems to be common practice with us all! Cross stitching, punch needle & "looking" at my rug hooking, not much actual "hooking" going on!
Thanks for the chance to win! Hope you hd a great day!

marly said...

Have a wonderful birthday Lori! I would post this giveaway on my blog but it's new and no one reads it! What I'm working on at the moment is trying to revive my passion for stitching after many years. I just finished your Sewing Basket.

Lynn said...

Hi Lori
Im in the middle of choosing something Halloween or Autumn for the group I belong to TDIPT.

Pls enter me in your draw.

Happy Birthday, mine was on Feb 23 and I turned the big "50". UGH.

Happy birthday my friend,


Jacki said...

Happy Birthday! How generous of you to do a giveaway in honor of it...when you should be showered with gifts instead! I'm currently working on baby gifts for dear friends of mine. Hop on over to my (new) blog to see pictures of them!

I just became a follower of your blog.


Jolee said...

Happy, happy birthday!! :-) I follow. joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

Jolee said...

I'm working on an applique quilt for my son at the moment. ;-) joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

Carrie ~ Cricketwood Prims said...

Happy Birthday Lori!!

I'd love to be included in your basket of goodness giveaway.
I am stitching on a pincushion for the Prairie Women's Sewing Circle club.
I hope your birthday was wonderful.

Kathy L. said...

I love your blog. I am new to reading blogs (started in December) I look at yours first everyday. I have been a fan of your patterns for a few years. I have a few!!
I am currently working on Carriage House Samplers, Quaker house sampler. A fun and easy design.
My email is I wish you a very Happy Birthday!!

For Stitches Sake said...

Just discovered how to follow today, but have your blog as one
of my favs and I love to visit
all the time. Very inspiring photos
and love the music :)
Have a wonderful day today and always.
I am currently working on finishing up a tea cozy designed by me :)
All the best,

Witch of Stitches said...

Happy Birthday Lori! I've been following your blog for some time, what a wonderful giveaway!
Right now I am stitching Witch by Primitive Needle, among other things and also trying my hand at wool applique.
Best wishes, Elizabeth K

Bex Jorgensen said...

Happy Birthday!! I love your blog and I am constantly inspired by your creativity. Right now, I am hooking a 'Perennial Blessings' rug for my daughter. It's a great time of year to work with wool. Thanks so much for the giveaway and God bless!

Unknown said...

I've read your blog for a long time but hadn't become a true follower until now. Your creativity never ceases to amaze me. Fortunately for folks like me there are talented folks like you to keep us in projects for years to come. I am currently working on BBD Moonlit Garden. Very slow going with my left hand in a cast but I am trying! Happy Birthday and please include ime in your give away.

The French Bear said...

I forgot to say, I am a follower!!
Margaret B

The French Bear said...

Oh yes, I did post this on my blog!!! Thank you for having a terrific giveaway!!!
Happy Birthday!
Margaret B

Taryn said...

I wish I could tell you what I am working on but, alas, my day job is keeping me too busy for stitching. So, I want to thank you for allowing me to visit your peaceful piece of the internet. Your words and pictures are quite soothing to read and view.

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Hi Lori,
I've been a follower of your blog for some time. I enjoy reading your posts and looking at all your beautiful pictures.
Would love to be entered in your wonderful giveaway!
I have lots of projects start from stitching to stuffing dolls.
Prim Blessings! Robin

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Hi Lori,
I've been a follower of your blog for some time. I enjoy reading your posts and looking at all your beautiful pictures.
Would love to be entered in your wonderful giveaway!
I have lots of projects start from stitching to stuffing dolls.
Prim Blessings! Robin

Teresa said...

Hi, I am a new follower and would love a chance to win your give away. I just finished Just Nan's flower ball so I am now working on a quick Mill Hill Pin kit.
Will post on my blog
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Sabrina @Falling Leaf Woodworkers and Primitives said...

What a wonderful giveaway, I am a follower and would love to be entered. I have been working on a couple penny rugs and some easter dolls. Always busy crafting in my house.
Have a wonderful day

Prairie Blue... said...

Miss Lori....Hope you had the best birthday......what a joy just to take in the simple things, relax and enjoy the day...what a blessing~Denise

Megan @ Stitchinthedayaway said...

Happy Birthday ~*~ Hopefully the weather was beautiful for you!! It was such a nice day here in PA ( finally ) I've been busy stitchin up a couple cross stitch pieces, one is a old looking sampler I'll frame up in an antique swing frame. Can't wait to finish it :) Then onto a couple pinkeeps ~
I've been a follower of yours for quite some time.....always enjoying your posts & pics!
Thanks for offering such a generous giveaway & I'd love to be entered for a chance to win!
Thanks again ~

Heirlooms by Ashton House said...

Happy Birthday. I love working with wool and am working on an assortment of wool pincushions for one of the shops that I sell them to. You can find my email addy at my blog:

prims by olde lady morgan said...

Wow, a gift for us on your birthday!! I would so love to be entered in your giveaway....
Creating...mmm... what am I creating... I am making some prim dolls right and trying my hand at my own prim bears too... OLM

Gayle said...

Happy Birthday! I just finished a small quilt and now I'm back to working on a hooked rug I started at camp last summer. Hope to get it done soon!

WoolenSails said...

I finally become a follower, should have done that a long time ago.

I made up a small rug pattern today with my new easter design, to do. Need a rest day, so hooking and watching tv.


Doreen said...

Happy Birthday Lori! I'm a follower on your blog and I would love to be entered in your giveaway. I'm currently working on several punch needle, wool, and other prim projects. I just need more hours in the day to get it all finished...
Have a great day!

Melanie said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you have a fun and productive day. Currently working on a dragonfly rug for our camper. I so enjoy your artwork and rug hooking patterns. I love seeing how they are interpreted in the different mediums. Best wishes!
melhuhta at gmail dot com

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

You're so generous to offer us a gift in honor of your birthday ~ and I love your post today. It's not about the material gifts we receive ~ but being aware that every day given to us is a gift!

I'm ready to start my next Blog Challenge project ~ check in to see what we're up to!

Thank you!!

Robin said...

Love your little gift...I am a follower, I have put it on my blog and I am working on my sanity!! Actually I have started a sweet little needle punch. Happy Birthday

Unknown said...

What a wonderful giveaway Lori, I would love a chance to win your generous gift.

How kind you are to give something away on your birthday!

Happy birthday,

Dog Trot Farm said...

Happy Birthday Lori, you are a gift to all of us out here in blogland. Please enter me in your wonderful giveaway. Thank you and have a wonderful day. Julie of Dog Trot Farm.

flutterbygone's said...

Already a follower!!! LOVE your blog!!! I am trying to work on some stitcheries for my spring fingertip towels for the bathroom...I just finished up being Adelaide in our local community theatre's Guys & Dolls yesterday and today I began directing Annie I am sooo busy that I've not really had much time to work on my stitcheries!

Ellen S said...

I have just become a follower and am a fan of your designs!! I am working on Ah Tis Spring..I know you know that design!! Please enter me in your giveaway!!

Ellen Sharp

Joni of Fully Wooly Primitives said...

Hi Lori
Happy Happy Belated Birthday! You know I love everything you do - such talent. I so enjoy reading about your life on the farm (this from a wannabe country girl who lives in the city). All the best to you and yours - enjoy life - it seems to fly by so quickly. XO Joni

Joni of Fully Wooly Primitives said...

oops - forgot - what am i working on?? oh probably a handful of things.. but this week a design for my xs company and of course a rug on the frame designed by deanne fitzpatrick - my bright, spring rug - so not me (the bright out of my comfort zone)spring yes definitely bring it on - tired of the mounds of snow :)

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Lori, and what a wonderful blog comment. Hope you enjoy your day! I am currently working a Carriage House - Redware to make a small pinkeep to place on my shelf by my redware. Please enter me and Many Happy Returns of the Day!

FN said...

Happy Birthday!
I am a follower and I would love to be entered in your giveaway!
At the moment I am working on some small Prairie Schooler ornaments and I am trying to do the finishing work on a stack of stitched items! I have let them pile up a little bit!
Thank you! Frances

Michelle said...

Happy Birthday! Celebrate for several days - you deserve it! I am working on a hooked rug for a charity auction. Thanks for the giveaway!

Kay said...

Happy Belated Birthday -
You are just a youngster at 48!! Hope you had a fantastic day.

Carin said...

I followed you through my google reader but now I have become a official follower :-)
I have posted about this wonderful give away on my blog in the sidebar on the right.
I'm currently working on two modelstitching jobs (again for the first in three years after health problems) and I finifhed a piece called quilting from LHN.
Have a wonderful day !!

Megan Chamberlain said...

Happy Birthday-- My birthday is in a few days time, it is a lovely time of the year to celebrate. Your giveaway sounds wonderful. I am a lurker but will become an official follower.
I am working on about six different designs, three BB patterns and some others but haven't picked up a needle for about two weeks, am getting over dreadful flu and real life interrupts the stitching time.

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

Love your giveaway items! Please enter me.
I am already a follower of your blog;
I will make a post on my sidebar;
I am currently working on some giveaway items of my own for the enteries I receive in my Basil the Bunny Challenge.
Have a great day and Warm Blessings.

Rain said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you enjoy the day.
This giveaway is so kind of you. Thank you.
I just recently 'discovered' your designs and love them. I enjoy your blog.
I am currently working on Thomas. Love it! :-)


Phyllis said...

I am a follower. First I want to wish you a very Happy Birthday!
I would love to enter the drawing.

Anonymous said...

I would like to wish you a Happy Birthday!!! I would love to be entered in your giveaway. I am working on a birth sampler for my granddaughter. It is the bent creek one with a crown and it says may she live happily ever after. Thanks for the chance. Pat

Kris Miller said...

Hi Lori,

Of course I am a follower, and I also posted about your give-away on my blog today. I am working on hooking Midnight Clear and I am almost done! It is probably one of my most favorite rugs that I have hooked to date. All the colors and everything just fell into place. What a great design!


Tina's Primitive Attic said...

Happy Birthday! I am working on my first prairie doll and some prim stitcheries for a craft show I am doing next weekend. I am a follower of your blog and would love to be entered into your drawing. Thank you! Tina
tasharty at comcast dot net

Patti said...

Hi Lori! Happy Belated Birthday!!! I'm a follower and peek in daily :) Right now I'm working on another Maggie Bonanomi Stitchers Pocket in shades of taupe. Next I want to try out your lavender basket freebie ;) I'll let you know how it goes!

Blessings, Patti

rx2massey said...

Good morning...happy birthday!
Yours is the first blog I read every morning...then of course, I peruse those on your blog list.
I am currently working on a hooked rug named Jillian...she is a tombstone angel. Also, knitting and some jewelry making.

penelope said...

Happy late BDay! Always enjoy the morning coffee reading your words! Love all you do!

woolwoman said...

Thanks for the giveaway chance - I've been a follower for a long time. I am currently working to finish your design Merrie Halloween - hooked in mostly a 6 cut - I have finished all but the mound she is standing on and wish me luck for a finish this weekend - Melody -

Danielle said...

Happy Birthday! I think that you have a very inspiring site. It gets my creative mind working. I love primitives, recycling old things into new...and have learned rug hooking in the last year. I find that I can get lost in it and it is addictive! I wish you a great new year to come.

Atelier Ullizee said...

Happy Birthday! I came here through a link at Atelier Soed Idee. Lovely blog you have. I put them at my favorites. Thanks for the giveaway chance.
For the moment I make a little catquilt with stichery.
My email is:

Carolyn said...

What a wonderful thing to do! I loved what you wrote about your birthday gifts. It made my heart sing. :) I hope you had a wonderful birthday! I would love to join in the celebration by entering your giveaway. I am a follower and have been for a long time. I will go over to my blog now and post on the sidebar. Thank you for the chance!

Carolyn said...

I'm back for another chance to let you know I posted on my blog. And silly me, I forgot to tell you what I'm working on. I have a couple of things in the works, but right now I'm working on Blackbird Designs Anniversaries of the Heart all on one piece of fabric. I'm also working on Christmas ornaments in between and have two quilts that I need to bind. I'm so wanting to start some new things, but won't let myself until I have at least finished a few of these. :) (so she says....LOL)

Lee said...

Happy Birthday - and thank you for the lovely giveaway for your celebration. I am new to your blog and loved reading it. I am working on some stitched blocks to make a quilt for my father.
Thanks again!

Anonymous said...

Hi Lori: I love your blog!
Put me in for 3 chances:
1. I'm a new follower
2. I would love to win your basket of goodies!
3. I will post your giveaway on my blog sidebar
Thank you.