Friday, June 17, 2011

A Fourth of July Giveway!

Oh happy day! Summer is finally here for me. I have been wanting to do a giveaway as a thank you to all my loyal readers and friends, and now seems like a great time.  You all mean so much to me, and I really mean that! Some of you have been friends for most or all of the 4 years I have been blogging, and I hope our friendship continues for many more.You've lifted my spirits when I was down, given advice, listened to my woes and cheered on my victories.
I love you for that and so much more:>)
So, I just couldn't wait any longer to post this giveaway. This is the prototype for my new pillow. I hope to have some in the shop by early next week, but for now, I am giving this one away and I'll send it out in time for you to get it before the 4th of July weekend.  The giveaway ends Monday June 27th, that should give it plenty of time to get where it's going before the holiday.  Here's how to enter:
Simple really, just leave a comment! If you want a second entry, just mention this giveaway on your blog and then leave me a separate comment to let me know you helped me get the word out.  Please, please make sure you are either signed in to your blog so I can contact you, or leave an email address so I can reach you if you win.  If I can't reach you, I will have no choice but to pick another name:>(
So tell me, what kind of fun do you have planned for the 4th of July weekend?
This giveaway is now closed.

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88 comments:

  1. Oh...this is adorable, Kathy! I guessed it was a table runner when you gave us the sneak peek! How talented and generous you are. Pop my name into the hat!!

    XO,
    Jane

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  2. Wow girl that took some work...my pleats would never look that good..lol

    We either go downtown for the largest parade in South Texas..then BBQ with friends and family...or maybe if I get my wish we will go to Wendy's and hang out at her house and pool and just relax and have some fun.

    Thanks for doing this..I have enjoyed being your friend.

    Hugs Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

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  3. How pretty. Would look great in my Americana bedroom.

    Erin
    eparker@arkwest.com

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  4. Prettiest Patriotic pillow I have ever seen! I am sure it will be very popular in your shop :)

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  5. This pillow is ADORABLE Kathy! I love the ruffles. It's so unique too. I also really enjoyed reading what you wrote and I agree with you. We are all so blessed. <3 Thank you for offering the giveaway...I'm excited.

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  6. You are just the sweetest to share your adorable pillow with us! It is so cute!! Perfect for the holidays!
    I am so excited ... I just noticed that you had the adorable buttons you recently made, in your Etsy shop! I bought them! :o) They will be a special touch to my bedding (the back of a pillow). They will match my quilt perfectly. Thanks so much Kathy!!! :o)
    Have a super weekend and enjoy your summer! :o)
    love ya, Trish

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  7. Absolutely stunning!! I'm from Spain, do I qualify?

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  8. O my God Bless America INDEED! AdoRAble pillow.... Love it.. What a talented girl you are. Would love win this.

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  9. Link to your giveaway has been added to my sidebar, along with a picture of the pillow!
    Good luck everyone!

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  10. Beautiful pillow. We have a babys first birthday party on the 2nd and a house warming party on the
    3rd and hopefully nothing on the 4th becuse we need a day of rest!!

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  11. I LOVE the pillow! I actually love anything red, white and blue. Those buttons on your last post were very pretty also. What you wrote about friends is so true. I don't know what I would do without all my friends ~ young and old. Each one is SPECIAL in their own way. I think friends are one of God's most precious gifts to us. Love to you...

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  12. Adorable pillow! You a such a talented lady!
    Kim.Janasik@comcast.net

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  13. Don't enter me as I'm trying to scale down, but I just had to tell you how cute I think that pillow is, sugar. Absolutely darling!!
    xoxo,
    Connie

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  14. This is just the cutest pillow ever!!! Love it a LOT... count me in for your awesome giveaway :-)

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  15. Oh my, what an adorable pillow - count me in friend!! Love seeing new creations from you!! Thanks for a chance at such a wonderful giveaway!

    Hugs & Blessings,
    Becky

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  16. I love this...you are so darn creative!

    Consider me entered ;->

    Janet xox

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  17. This is a beautiful pillow. I want to win...:)
    Stephanie

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  18. Wow! Your pillow is incredibly beautiful - it truly is an amazing piece of art. Thank you for the opportunity to enter your giveaway. Your comments were sooo kind.

    Ivy Stampinivy@gmail.com

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  19. just love your cute July 4th pillow!!!

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  20. What a great pillow I've never seen one like it! Your so creative.
    For the Fourth we may hang out at a friends hunting cabin and BBQ and shoot off fireworks. Not fancy but fun and relaxing.

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  21. Okay, it's not a pretty apron..it's
    a pretty Pillow!
    No plans yet for the 4th..guess I better get going.
    Happy Weekend.
    deb

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  22. Oh, that's darling! I love your Fourth of July pillow. Sign me up, p-l-e-a-s-e.
    ~Adrienne~

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  23. Cute! This would go nicely with the patriotic things you sent me when we first met! Remember them?
    We can see EVERYONE'S fireworks from our porch while watermelon drips down our chins :)

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  24. What a beautiful pillow! Oh pick me! We have a wedding to attend this 4th of July and I can hardley wait!

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  25. It's adorable Kathy. It would be perfect on my rocker for the 4th. Enter me!

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  26. I love all the pillows you make! They are always so cute and original and this one is not exception. I love all those ruffles!! Enter me please.

    We haven't made plans yet. Our neighbors usually invite us over for their big barbecue so we may go an hang with them for a bit.

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  27. We have no Fourth plans yet but our town does boast of having the biggest fireworks display west of the Mississippi. It really is spectacular!!!!!

    I love the pillow. Debbi faustx2@yahoo.com

    P. S. The little buttons that you covered are priceless. You are so talented and smart. :-)

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  28. Happy Summer to you Kathy!! Glad you are out of work. Your pillow looks fabulous! Love it to pieces.

    Here is hoping you have a wonderful summer.
    xo
    Penny

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  29. oops...you asked about the 4th weekend. We will spend the 4th at friends house, grilling.
    Hugs,
    P

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  30. Love that gorgeous pillow! I don't have a thing in the world planned.
    Brenda

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  31. I don't want to unduly influence you, but:

    PICK ME! PICK ME! PICK ME!

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  32. You are so talented -- love the pillow..

    No plans for the 4th -- hubby farms -- so plans are usually last minute -- depending on what he is doing...

    Dena

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  33. Truly adorable pillow Kathleen! Love the covered buttons too. Great idea. Mimi

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  34. SQUEALING....all the way from Texas.
    This WORK OF ART is AWESOME..AWESOME, I SAY !!
    What a lot of work this must have entailed. Just beautiful, Kathy.
    Please add my name to this generous giveaway...and thanks for giving us a chance to win this.

    All my family will go first to the annual 4th of July parade downtown, then back to here for hot dogs and trimmings...we always have such a good time..Oh, I am sooo blessed.
    xoxo bj

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  35. I am taking a photo of the RUFFLE WEARING PILLOW to my sidebar..:))

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  36. Too cute...please throw my name in the hat!

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  37. As my entire living room is RWB, I would love to add this to one of my couches. Please include me in the drawing and thanks for a chance to win something that is absolutely beautiful

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  38. Patriotic AND so cute!
    Heading for the Glen Arbor parade on the 4th...
    Best parade EVER!
    Hometown America at it's best!
    xoxo~Kathy @
    Sweet Up-North Mornings...

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  39. Hi Kathy,
    Oh my, I love your 4th of July pillow! it is absolutely adorable and so creative! So far no real plans for the 4th. I would love to go to the beach and put my toes in the water. I'm to chicken to go all the way into the ocean..LOL A shark might want to eat me and theres a lot of me to feast on..LOL
    Please drop my name into the hat..
    Have a sweet day and hugs, Elizabeth

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  40. Its me again Kathy, I post on my side bar for you..
    big hugs, Elizabeth

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  41. What a fabulous pillow. You are so creative! Thanks for telling me about the giveaway. I would love to win it.

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  42. Hi Kathy, You already know I'm a fan of your lovely creations. I would love to add the flag pillow to my collection :)

    Rhonda L.

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  43. That is so cute! love the ruffles!!
    Visiting from TJ

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  44. Kathy, this is a great pillow design!!!

    I don't know what our 4th plans will be, but I'm hoping for grilling and lazy pool floating.

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  45. Love this pillow!! It will go great in my "patriotic den" thanks for this wonderful giveaway! have a blessed day!

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  46. Kathy, this is a very fun pillow!
    I would love to be entered in the giveaway.

    Blessings,
    Becky

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  47. This pillow is AMAZING! It would be an awesome addition to my Americana, summer decor!

    Smiles,
    Carol

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  48. oh I love the pillow and the ruffles are so perfect. Excellent job, add me to the contest.. Debb

    calcrochetnut@msn.com
    http://pbdesigns.blogspot.com

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  49. love the pillow great job! I just did a vintage 4th of july vintage ceremony! :)

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  50. Adorable pillow..love to win.

    Erika

    Princess_erika_am_I[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  51. Our little town of Los Molinos always has a July 4th parade. We love it!
    That pillow is gorgeous. I sent a photo of it to my mom. If I don't win it maybe she can make me one. She's a great seamstress. Thanks for sharing!

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  52. EVERY time I wait a little bit to come peek at your blog, my breath is taken awake by your creativity and talent! Cupcakes! Pillows!Buttons! Your artistic flair is simply stuning, as is your eye for getting the correct angle, setting, and 'fluf' to go with your creations to really set them off! I amproud, and HONORED to be related to you!!!
    Love & Miss you Tons!!

    Penny

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  53. Hi Kathy, I left a post on my blog letting everybody know about your free pillow giveaway, your beautiful cupcake ideas and your wonderful blog. I love it!

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  54. STUNNING!!! I am in LOVE!! I have been all over blog land looking for inspiration for decorating my front porch in "Americana" style when I saw your giveaway on sweetnothingsbj.blogspot. The pillow is so beautiful I had to check out your blog (which is great btw). I am now a follower.

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  55. Just in case being a follower doesn't give you access, here is my email: raeannasouth@windstream.net
    Thanks for the chance to win this beautiful pillow!!!!!!

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  56. Hello! I am glad to stumble on your blog! I am your newest follower. I love your pillow, wow, you are talented!I would like to be consitered in the giveaway too. Email: sunny109@wowway.com thank you and have a great week!!Dianna

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  57. What an adorable pillow!! So cute and festive!!

    crazy4jeter@gmail.com

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  58. Flags and ruffles, two of my favorites! Thank you for a generous give-a-way.

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  59. That is just the cutest flag pillow I just love all the fuffles.

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  60. I LOVE this pillow, Kathy! Patriotic and ruffles ~ can't go wrong with that!

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  61. Old Glory is absolutely glorious! You are quite talented!

    Rhonda

    rchristy5@yahoo.com

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  62. Annette CallawayJune 22, 2011 at 9:58 AM

    I love this, I love Americana decor. Put me in for a shot at this one!
    spmudduck1963@aol.com

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  63. red white blue and ruffles..adorable
    Thanks for the offer..

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  64. Love the pillow! We Plan on Good Food,flag waving and happy to celebrate the 4th.

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  65. What a PRECIOUS PILLOW!! I would LOVE to win this! :)

    Please enter my name!
    Donna

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  66. Just beautiful! Would love to own this.
    Dawn
    dawnnewsome at yahoo.com

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  67. Oh I would love so much to have this pillow! It reminds me of a dress my oldest daughter had when she was just a toddler. So crisp, country and totally Americana chic. <3

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  68. I just found your blog on Sewing With Grace! I had to pop over and see your cupcakes! Love them so much, I'm going to try them myself!

    Sheila

    szachariae@yahoo.com

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  69. Absolutely adorable pillow! As much as I would love love love it, my neighbor friend decorates her home from Memorial Day to the 4th with RW&B and this would be the perfect addition to all her other red/white/and blue.

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  70. oh kathy- this pillow is adorable!!! i NEED it, hehe


    -stacy
    stacyleaw@yahoo.com

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  71. That pillow is a work of art!Love visiting and seeing all the love you put into everything you create. Count me in !

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  72. What a pretty pillow! The ruffles really multiply the cute factor. Thanks for the chance!

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  73. The pillow is soooo pretty. I love your blog so much.I would that pillow!!!!!!!

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  74. Oh my this is adorable....I would love to win this..it would be stunning in my family room...beside my British union jack pillow and my Canadian pillow....I think I see a collection happening here.
    Thanks for the chance. Hugs.

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  75. I am not a blogger but saw your pillow on my sister-in-laws blog...Home is Where the Heart Is....Oh my gosh, it is just the cutest pillow I have ever seen! I wish I was creative! You all do an awesome job....thanks for sharing!

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  76. This pillow is just the perfect touch! It's lovely!

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  77. I'm posting this on my blog:
    www.decoratingheaven.blogspot.com

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  78. I would love to win this pillow. I am having family and friends over to celebrate the 4th. We are having 2 water slides, lots of food, and tons of fun!! God Bless the USA!!

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  79. Kathy, My patriotic heart went pitter pat when I saw this wonderful pillow! LOVE it!
    Thank you for participating in the StoneGable Mikasa giveaway! Good luck.
    I am a new follower to your beautiful blog!
    Yvonne

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  80. Me! Yes me! The one over here in central California. Yes, yes.....pick me!

    Thanks for the chance at this gorgeous new pillow!

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  81. This pillow is just gorgeous! It would look perfect on a rocker or porch swing for the 4th! I am visiting my hometown, Ludington, MI for the best kind of small town celebration!

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  82. I followed you because I love your blog!!! You are my kinda blogger, adding you to my reading list! Thanks for sharing!

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  83. Kathy, I truly enjoy your blog. You are very talented and your work is absolutely beautiful! The pillow is awesome. Thanks for the chance to win. Take care...

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  84. Wow, you're very talented. The pillow is adorable, and would look great in my wicker chair, lol. Loving your blog.

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  85. If you knew how much I love ruffles, well I am just saying...this is a gorgeous pillow and I am Canadian..however my best of friends are Americans, Your work is simply scrumptious...

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  86. I love everything I've seen here. This is the way I was brought up. Of course, my mom and dad did most of the work, but I helped some--like shelling peas and butterbeans.
    My dad always had something to eat growing. It might be in the ground or it might be in a huge bucket. I am delighted because my son seems to be following in his grandfather's footsteps and has a nice little garden with lots of things including herbs for his wife to use in her cooking. Anyway, I say all this because you are a wonderful example of the life we all should be leading. Frugality in not to be sneered at, but to be praised !! Lead on, my dear !!
    Jane H.

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  87. What a darling pillow. Thank you for the opportunity to win such a wonderful prize. Love the ruffles!
    Thanks,
    Rita

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