Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Is It Halloween Yet???

Don't get me wrong....I love me my Americana....I usually keep the red, white, and blue up all summer long....
But I passionately LOVE fall and Halloween....As soon as Independence Day is over, I start dreaming of all things black and orange.....and I am like a little child waiting for....well, HALLOWEEN!

And I couldn't have had a better kick-off to the spooking season than to be one of the (many, many) winners in one of the (many, many, many) giveaways from Sweet Nancy at The Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe


 I won this sweet cross stitch pattern for one of Nancy's newer designs, "My Witch's Brew:"


 Thanks so very much, Nancy!  It looks like a fun stitch - and so timely!

(PSSSSTTT....Nancy is a giveaway addict generous to a fault....she almost always has some giveaway going on with multiple winners.  "Now" is no exception....In honor of her birthday on August 14th, she is giving bunches of goodies away.....to 30 different winners.  So, get your witch stitch on and fly hop on over to help Nancy celebrate her special day!


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Nancy isn't alone in celebrating....seems like there's a rash of birthdays in July.  And, while I'm dreaming of Halloween, others are thinking Christmas.  Between birthdays, Christmas in July celebrations, and a combination of the two, there's bunches of fun stuff going on these days....As you all know, I'm a "behind" sort - so you're likely already aware of these....but just in case not...

Carol, Miss Mousemaker Extraordinaire and resident hostess at Buttermilk Creek, is celebrating her birthday month and Christmas in July.....

 Giveaway ends July 23 (winner announced on Carol's special day, July 24th).


and....


The talented (and ever multitasking) Brenda from The Rusty Thimble
is celebrating her birthday month, with fun giveaways all month long...From Halloween to Christmas, and everything in between.....


 
You'll need to pay attention there, though, as she's mixing things up....Some of the giveaways only last a few days (the giveaways for the crow and candy corn end on July 15th (psssttt....that's' Brenda's special day....) and the giveaway for the Santa pocket ends on July20th.....)


and.....


Sweet Steph at Front Porch Primitives
is celebrating her first blogaversary in Christmas-in-July style as well:


Steph's delightful handmade goodies will be given away on July 25th....


and.....


Cat Haven Crafts is having a "mystery" giveaway.....

Who can possibly resist a good mystery and surprise?
This one ends July 20th.....

....and.....

 Last, but certainly not least.....don't forget about Janice's giveaway at Prims by the Water.  Janice is trying to reach 200 followers.  When she does, she has some special gifts for one lucky follower:

 To enter Janice's 200 Follower giveaway, you must leave a comment on Janice's 200th Follower Giveaway Post (just click on the highlighted link to take you there).
 (Rumor has it that she might have something else in mind before then too....but you didn't hear that from me. After all, I wouldn't want to get any squash in hot water....at least not any with cute little faces....)

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Hopefully, the links to all of these are on my sidebar (otherwise, just click on the blog names above), and, hopefully, I haven't missed anyone.  Sorry if I have....I just am behinder than usual these days.

Happy Wednesday!

23 comments:

Primitive Stars said...

Hi, thanks for all the giveaway info, will check it all out. Love the stitch you recieved, great. Fall is my favorite to, can`t beat it. Blessings Francine.

Linda said...

Wow! Lots of goodies to be had...I love your pattern...delightful! Fall is my favorite time to decorate as well...I just bought some great Autumn wool and I can't wait to use it!! HAve a great day!!

laurie said...

you are not alone on wanting Fall, its been so hot I think lots are dreaming of pumpkins, thats a lot of give aways, I rarely enter a give away, but I enjoy visiting the blogs to see what the talented bloggers make,

TheRustyThimble said...

Hello Robin, sweet pattern win!

I have so many fall and chirstmas items started, I get sort of confused *smile* Not really I am loving it

thank you for sharing about my Birthday Giveaways

Hugs
Brenda

Bittersweetfolkart said...

Congrats on winning the stitchery ..love it !
I am also ready for Fall .my most favourite time of the year ~

Cindi said...

Oh I love that stitch pattern. Congrats on your win! Have a great night.
Be blessed,
Cindi

Mugwump Woolies said...

Wonderful pattern! We'll be watching for a finish!
We will be heading North...at least more North than I am now...come Fall. I am so looking forward to a bit of crisp air on our trips out of state!!!
On my way to check out all the giveaways.
Hope things are going well for you, my feathered friend,
Robyn

frontporchprims said...

You have all the 411 on the giveaway's!! Thanks for mentioning me. I am ready for fall too:) I have seen some fall creations here and there in blog land and it's making me anxious. The stitchery you won is awesome. How fun. Congrats. -Steph-

Rugs and Pugs said...

Please, NO! Fall will be here all too quickly and the bad part about fall is what comes after it!!!
So how many of those give-aways are you going to win. You are still the luckiest crow in all of blogland!
Pug hugs :)
Lauren

marly said...

Well that was a lot of good information! Thanks for all the links. I don't like to look ahead to Halloween because it means summer will be over!

Ann said...

My dear friend, Bite Your Tongue! Please do not wish away my summer vacation - the best 3 months of my year. Now don't get me wrong, I love helping out with my little kiddos and I love Halloween too, however I'm really enjoying summer vacation. I'll stitch some Halloween along with you but let's not dwell on October! LOL. ~Ann

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Bring it on ~ HALLOWEEN ~ that is!!!
I start dreaming about it too!!!
The best time of year!
Wonderful stitchery you got ~ congrats ~ have ya finished the cat one yet????
Thanks for sharing about all the giveaways ~ I'm behind too!!!
Happy Stitchin'
Prim Blessings
Robin

Rhissanna said...

Dear Miss Crow, you are a star of the Internet. Thank you for lining up all these give-away and yes, I feel the same about Halloween (I'm already working on a post for my Vampire Killing Kit. Isn't everyone making one this year?)

Thank you, too, for your wonderfully sweet comments on my blog and your support and encouragement that cheered me as I made Miss R White. You're a wonder! And a star.

Karen said...

Holy Moly that's a lot of giveaways!!!
Well now lady you are STILL on a roll of winning...it is never ending.
How luck can one person be anyway. You have won some wonderful treasures lately....and this sampler is no exception...it's YOU!!!!

Thanks for sharing all these wonderful links with us and hopefully some of your luck will rub off on us.

Hugs,
Karen

Vicky said...

Fantastic Giveaways, your Crankiness! I haven't cross stitched in years but I'm heading over to take a peek at your friend's blog! I, too, am anticipating Halloween but will first take a trip (leaving this weekend)so I'll have to skip out on all of these generous Giveaways!
}}Hugs{{
Vicky

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

Hi Robin, I am NOT wasting any time wishing for Fall. I have already updated my Blog Banner..."SPOOKY".

Congrats on your lucky streak.

Enjoy,and have a Blessed Rest of the Day with lots of Peace,
Barb

Prims By The Water said...

Thanks for mentioning all of the giveaways..I knew I should have been watching Hubbard a little bit more than I was. LOL Love your antique pumpkin and that Halloween stitchery! Take care, Janice

prims by olde lady morgan said...

Oh Robin, come step into my front room... It is pumpkin haven! LOL! I think my nails will be orange for months! LOL! Love fall & Halloween, I can't wait to start decorating, soon, very soon! Stay cool! OLM

Sweet Bear Creek Whims said...

Thanks for the heads up on all these wonderful giveaways!

outjunking said...

This dry hot summer in the south is ready for some cool pumpkin days. Thanks for giving me a reminder of good days ahead.

Mary said...

Thanks for the info on all the giveaways Robin. I love the stitchery pattern. I'm going to check out your friends blog. Don't even get me started on how summer is flying by. I've been making fall goods since the end of June.

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Something tells me that you are so lucky at giveaways that you should be out there getting lottery tickets...

High five me for luck?

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Kathy said...

Girlfriend I am sharing your pain. Yes Halloween and fall are also my favorite time of the year. But than again I do love my spring and Christmas is swell. Oh what the heck I love it all.

You are one lucky cranky crow, each time I drop by you are yet again receiving a mother load.
Congratulations it couldn't happen to a greater gal. Thanks for the tips on the giveaway.
Blessings to you, Kathy