Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Gifts Galore!

I am long over due in posting about some wonderful gifts I have recieved~
You can click on the photos to enlarge.
First up is a give away I won from My Big Mouth.
EEK! This was back in February! It arrived in a festive mailer with a beautiful card.
Inside was a yard of cute Valentine fabric with love quotes all over, a pearled initial "N", bath petals, a notebook, and a cool toy for Nova! He had a blast watching it "grow"!
Still thinking of what to make with the material. I love the "N", I had see them on other blogs and was jealous~ now I have my very own!

Next we have another give away prize from Rose Vignettes. This was in April.....geeeesh! I'm so ashamed for not sharing these earlier! As you might be able to tell, this cute package arrived as I was busy making my Wizard of Oz dress. Ever since I opened it I was craving beer bread! I finally got to make it recently. Dos Equis was all we had on hand from a big mexican feast we had, lol! I made pretty pancakes with the heart cookie cutter. The "gloveables" are SO cute! I pulled weeds and my manicure was spared!

The most recent gift is from my friend Dee. She has started a blog but has been very busy, so give her some time and check back! Some of you may know her from her VERY popular Gone With the Wind site, Scarlett Online. Just look at the package decorated in cute little Scarlett bears! Inside was some gorgeous fabric for La Boudoir. An adorable cottage pillow with a pink velvet back, a vintage Quick magazine with Scarlett on the front to add to my gwtw book collection, and a Scarlett/bbq shoe figurine. Boy do I wish I had some *real* shoes like that in my size!! The mag is from the 50's and is such a hoot to read.

There were a few other gifts but I wasn't sure if they were meant to be shared.... but you know who you are and I thank you SO much!!

*Now for the last gift!*

It's my bloggiversary GIVE AWAY!! I'm not going to tell you what the winner will get, all I'm going to say is that it has something to do with THIS: Just remember I'm new at sewing and it shows in the "prize"!

NOW~ in order to be entered in the drawing you must follow the rules!

You have to visit an old post and leave a comment there. So, please check out my label cloud and blog archives in my sidebar and see what you can "dig up".

I can't wait to hear from you!

Winner will be drawn on Tuesday, August 11th.

Good luck, and thanks for following along with me!

P.S. Many blogs are having trouble with their comment boxes lately. If you are unable to leave a comment, feel free to email me at n2gwtw@gmail.com. Just be sure to tell me about the post you viewed and leave your name and blog site so I know who to put in the drawing!


The Vintage Housewife... said...

ooooh what wonderful goodies...i enjoyed strollin' around your place...i found an older post i had missed left a comment...dress envy! hee hee...enter me sweet kitten...cat

Unknown said...

Your goodies are fabulous! I love the way you made mosaics to show them off! I LOVE the gloves, LOL! I have some black ones with pink fabric ruffle trim that has black polka dots! I love 'em! :)

Lallee said...

What wonderful gifts you have received. I am coveting those cherry gloves. I can't wait to see what you do with the ME fabric so I'm off to make sure I'm entered in the give-away. Congratulations on your first anniversary!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Congratulations on your blogaversary!

Your have really received some nice surprises from blogger friends!


Christie said...

Hey Nikki!
Those are such pretties that you recently recieved...what fun!
Happy Bloggiversary! Did I even spell that right!? LOL! That fabric you have made something out of... is soooo cute! Please enter me in your giveaway, and Congratulations to you!
Now I'm off to look at some more posts and leave my comment too...
Big Hugs,

P.S. Thanks so much for coming over and giving me the info on the glazing too...I have seen that craft stain...I bet that would work! You are a doll!

Christie said...

Nova is so cute with his little car that he got in the giveaway package...that was so sweet of her to send him a little something too...I bet he gets so excited everytime mom gets a package in the mail! You get the mini shoe (which I love by the way...)and he gets the mini car! What fun!

Justine said...

Hmmm... I think I've left comments on every blog post you've ever done. Do you want me to go back and do it again? LOL! Let me know!

Wow, you got some really cool gifts and I love that they're so tailored to you personally!

I don't know what it is you're making, but I wanna win it!

Justine :o )

Shirl said...

Hi Nikki, thank you so much for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment. Love all you gifts and how you showed them in the mosiac. I don't know how to do them yet! Love that check umbrella and your haircuts are adorable.
Congrats on your anniversary!
Bless you, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Duchess of Tea said...

Thank you so much for visiting my cottage and for the sweet comment you left behind. I am here visiting you now. You have a lovely blog, I especially like the hair cutting post, I think both you and your sister look gorgeous with the new cut. I just joined your followers, please do stop by to visit me again.

Duchess xx

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Hello! It was so nice to meet you today! I just checked out your Wizard of Oz dress and I'm utterly amazed!!! As you may know, we are hosting a Wizard of Oz blog party and we'd love to have you join and show that lovely dress. Have a wonderful day! Twyla

That Crazy Ajumma said...

Hi Nikki!!
1st of all,thank you for your kind words on my blog.I hope everything will go well and I am back at work soon!
2nd,I totally forgot about the give away you won from me! How crazy is that?! I am glad Nova enjoyed the growing toy and I can't wait to see what you make with the material.
3rd,I love giveaways so I am entering yours!I am going to leave a comment on my favorite post you have made.I knew exactly which one I was going to choose as soon as you said old post.
Good luck to everyone!

Anonymous said...

Hi NIkki! Oh, look at all these gifts! You're so special! Love them. Love your mosaics! I'm just being do make them and just love it!
Thanks for popping in to tell me you snapped! I thank you so much for that and now I'm going to scroll down and find you! :) I'll come back and tell you when I'm going to post!
Oh, please enter my tiny name in your giveaway. I'm sure it's going to be wonderful!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Anonymous said...

Nikkie, I'm back! I've retrieved your bathroom snap. You look gorgeous and I love your hair cut! You have gorgeous hair! So thick!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

A Southern Rose said...

Hi Nikki,
Congrats on all of your winnings! I love it all! I went back and looked at some of your old posts and left you a comment on your bedroom redo back in 2008. It turned out so beautiful! I have also decided by looking at all of your costumes that I want to dress up like Scarlet for Halloween this year! I love that movie! I'm on the hunt now!

Lee Laurie

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Ooo, what great new goodies!
I'm off to visit a past post and leave a message so I can be entered in the give a way.!

blushing rose said...

What a wonderful week for you at the mailbox. Congrats! TTFN ~Marydon

stagingworks2009 said...

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Melissa Miller said...

Hello Nikki,
It's so nice to meet you! I really appreciate the sweet B-day wishes and your kind visit to my blog.
Thank you for following along as well. I'll do the same. Your blog is so elegant and pretty! I love it! I'm so happy you found me through Rue. She is a sweetheart.

Congrats on all your giveaway wins and your blogaversary! You are a lucky lady. Everything is so nice.

I would love a chance to win yours! It all looks great.
I read your haircut post below and can I just say that you and your sister are GORGEOUS! You have the most incredible eyes. ~WOW! Love your haircuts too! I really need one as well. I'm a big ole' chicken though but I sure do admire all the stylish cuts on everyone else. I need to just go for it! :)

Chestnut is a HUGE boy! He is 21 pounds and has been the same weight for five of his almost six years this October. We adore him!
We are pretty sure he's mostly a "Maine Coon" which explains his size. He was a stray teeny kitten when we found him on Christmas Eve of 03' so we can't be for sure of his breed. He has all the traits though.

Thanks again for visiting!
I hope to see you again soon.

Have a blessed day.
~Warmly, Melissa :)

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Anonymous said...

Lucky duck! Have fun with all your goodies :)

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Happy Bloggiversary!
And what treasures you've received!

Colleen said...

I think you and I like a lot of the same things. Check out my blog to see my Stack N Whack quilt using the same Mary Englebreit fabric as you have pictured.

Also, I thoroughly enjoyed seeing your Wizard of Oz dress. Soooooo cute!!! You will also see my many Wizard of Oz quilts on my blog.
Your blog is great. I just did mine this week so I have a lot to learn.
Yours is my favorite so far.