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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Giveaway for Christmas

HI Everyone,
I wanted to do one last giveaway before Christmas. I am giving 5 of these this time. It is a feather tree that stands about 18" tall, and 10 packs of tarts. I have an assortment of tarts in this giveaway, my newest zuchinni bread, cinnamon bread, weathered crow, and of course my cornbread, kettle korn and others. Rules are you have to be a member of my blog, leave a comment and I will have hubby pick the winners on Wednesday night.

I am so behind on getting everything done this year. Still not feeling well, my stomach has been awful this week. I thought maybe that problem had been taken care of, my doctor seemed to think the chemo was working, but I am worrying again, my stomach hasn't hurt in months and now it has been a week. I see my doctor on Wednesday.

Spent the day with Samantha, 2 of her bridesmaids and Chris and his mom on Saturday. We ate lunch at Ruby Tuesday's and then went to Dave's Bridal and she found the wedding dress she wanted, So we went ahead and bought. We also went to the White room in St. Augustine to see about renting the room for the reception and ceremony. I thought I would faint when they said it was 11,000 dollars just to rent the room for 4 hours. Needless to say, they are looking at something else, I can't see spending that much money to rent a place, it is a down payment on something. But at least she got her dress.

I was able to finish up a couple of orders to day. A Gingerbread Annie Doll and the set of Holiday bobbins. I still have 2 dolls to make by Wednesday and then I am done for the year. Have already sketched out some new patterns for the new year.

Carmen will be coming down for a few days around Christmas, I am really looking forward to that. We are going to be comparing recipes and getting our plans started for our open house next year.

Well, be sure to sign up for my giveaway and thanks for reading my blog.


  1. praying for you that your stomach feels better, and that all is well!

  2. I hope you are well soon..I can't say I know how you feel because I don't but will be praying that you are well soon.
    I would be honored to have one of your feather trees.
    Most of my Christmas decorations are still in storage in AL but we did bring our prelit tree and have some ornies from a swap in my group. I just went to $ tree and bought a few garland ropes and I got red and the 2 I got also had green balls on them so it looks nice for when my daughter comes on the train from Chicago on the 23rd.
    I miss having my kids come home for Christmas but we just can't afford to live up in N part of state any more unless DH gets a job..he will be 70 on 20th and I think he just needs to stay retired.
    Have a great week and I hope I win one of your trees and DH LOVES tarts as much as I do :)

  3. Sending prayers your way that nothing bad is going on with your stomach pain. Would love to win your giveaway. I'd love to smell zucchini bread~YUM!

  4. Sure hope you are feeling better soon! My prayers are with you!!

  5. Well, I would say you are like Wonderwoman! Considering all the things you have had to deal with concerning your health this year you have accomplished SO much! You take care of yourself and get to feeling better. Tell your daughter congrats! I didn't realize she was getting married. :0)

  6. Lifting you up in prayer. I hope your stomach trouble is nothing and that it vanishes ASAP! You sure keep busy and congrats to your daughter on her upcoming wedding!

  7. Sorry you aren't feeling great-hope all settles for you soon.

    Thank you so much for this great giveaway-very generous and I would sooo love a feather tree-they are hard come by over here!

    Trust you have a better week,
    Blessings, Shazy x

  8. I hope you feel better soon.

    Please enter me in your give away.
    Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  9. I am praying for you.

    Please enter me in your giveaway.

    Wishing you a Merry Christmas!!


  10. Sorry you haven't been feeling to well sending prayers for you....would love to be enter in your sweet giveaway...Thanks
    Have a Blessed day...

  11. Sandy,
    I just lost the other comment I made(how sad), but I wanted to tell you that I am a huge fan of yours and follow your blog very often. I love what you are kindly giving away, and I would love it if you could enter me in your giveaway.
    Sandy, prednisone has many, many side effects and I can tell you first hand that the extreme weakness and nausea are just but a few symptoms of this medication. Don't get discouraged, I truly believe you are having side effects from the meds. I will continue praying for you.
    I wish you and your family a very blessed Christmas, and that the dear Lord give you a very healthy new year.
    Laura from Germany

  12. Hi Sandy, so sorry you are not feeling well. I will continue to pray for you.
    Please enter me in the giveaway, how generous!!

  13. Sandy, Thinking of you and keeping you in prayer. Slow down and take good care of yourself. I hope that all will be ok I will be watching for your posts.
    Please enter me in your wonderful Giveaway
    Merry Christmas

  14. Hi Sandy,
    Sorry you are not feeling well. Hope your doc can do something to help your stomack. I know chemo can do all kinds of things to your body, my mom went through it.
    It's just rediculous how much they charge to rent a place for weddings! When businesses hear the word wedding they think thats a license to charge outragious prices because they know some people will pay it. I'm sure there are a lot of other very nice places to have Samantha's wedding.
    Oh, please enter me in your giveaway.
    Keeping you in my prayers,

  15. So sorry you're not feeling well and will be praying that that changes. I would love to win one of these gorgeous trees. Thanks for the opportunity.

  16. I hope you're feeling better soon. I love all
    your patterns. Please enter me in your giveaway. Thanks. Merry Christmas!!!

  17. Sandy,
    I hope you feel better soon. You'r too nice to be sick.
    Enjoy all the wedding plans.
    Merry Christmas!

  18. Will continue to keep you in my prayers Sandy. How lovely that you were able to get together and start the wedding planning. It is awful what places charge I know. You're right about a down payment on something! Good luck with it all. Please enter me in your lovely give away.
    Happy Holidays to you and yours. Praying for peace and good health in the New Year!

  19. Hi Sandy! I sincerely hope you are feeling better.
    I was hoping to enter your giveaway but as I live in the UK would this be OK?
    Best wishes

  20. HI SANDY,

  21. I hope your feeling better Sandy! I also wanted to let you know that I'm in Canada and know that some don't like to ship up here. If that's the case I understand if you don't want to include me in the draw.

  22. Aw, sweetie, I'm sorry to hear that you aren't feeling well. You have been and will continue to be in my prayers. Please enter me in your wonderful giveaway. I'm glad Samantha found her dress and I agree, $11,000 to rent a room is just crazy!! Hope you have a great week!

  23. Sandy....I will be praying that your stomach probems are nothing. Please enter me in your drawing...those trees are totally cute. They remind me of a Charlie Brown tree. Corn Bread and Kettle corn sound amazing!!

  24. Hope you start feeling better - no fun to feel yucky!
    I would love to be in your giveaway - those feather trees are so cute! Have a wonderful week!

  25. Hi Sandy,
    So very sorry you aren't feeling well.
    Prayers going up for you.

    Would love to have a chance to win a feather tree & tarts. Please enter me in your giveaway.


  26. I am keeping you in my prayers. It's such a busy time of year...hope you feel better and stronger soon! Thanks for the giveaway! I would LOVE the tarts! They sounds wonderful! Hugs! ♥

  27. I think you are dong amazingly well considering. I hope your tummy ache is just pre xmas stress, and will send prayers you way.
    I would love to enter your giveaway but postage might be a bit much for Ireland. Good luck at the Drs.

  28. Sandy, I'm so sorry you have to go through this, praying that your pains go away quickly. Please enter me in your drawing. Stay strong,

  29. Sending a prayer for you to feel better soon! *hugs* I would love to be entered in your giveaway. I love that little tree and the tarts sound heavenly!

    Stay warm,
    Debbie K

  30. Sandy,you work so hard.It's a challenge to put ourselves first but sometimes we need to. Take care of yourself. I wish you and your wonderful family a Merry Christmas.Please enter me in your giveaway. I always enjoy visiting your blog. You are an inspiration!

  31. Hi Sandy: I'm sorry that you're not feeling well. Don't overdo it. Rest up over the holidays. Can't wait to see your new patterns. Please enter me in your giveaway. Thanks,

  32. Your give-aways are the best! Hugs and prayers headed your way. Feel like I know you and Samantha and consider you my "online" friends. God Bless You with a Merry Christmas and better health in 2011!

  33. Feel better soon...and please enter me for your drawing. The tree is so nice. I hope your stomache pains go away and you can enjoy this Holiday season.
    Happy Holidays

  34. What a roller coaster you are on! Feeling better, then having setbacks - hang in there! That little feather tree is totally awesome and I'd LOVE to be the lucky winner of it!

  35. Hi Sandy
    I wish there was something I could do or say to put your mind at ease. The side effects of your treatments are horrible and can really put a toll on your body. Are the docs giving you any meds to help with them? A great one to ask for is helps almost instantly and does not make you tired or anything else.

    Through all you have been through and all you are dealing with now it is so thoughful of you to have this giveaway and think of us...your this point in your life!

    Many Blessings and hugs going your way!


  36. so sorry to hear your not feeling well Sandy.My sister in law just finished up her second round of chemo.she did have her days where she felt just awful.your in my glad to see everything is taking off well for sam.I just seen her stitcheries in country sampler.You two are amazing!I would love to be entered for your giveaway.The zucchhini bread sounds so yummy.thank you so much and hang in there and rest up.blessings michelle

  37. Please enter me in your giveaway. I hope you get to feeling better. Cant wait to see your new patterns.

  38. Good morning Sandy! I sure hope you get to feeling better soon. It is so nice of you to have this drawing for us. Both you & your daughter are so talented. I just love the trees, so cute. Christmas is always hard for me. I lost my Dad 12 years ago. He always made Christmas so wonderful. I sure do miss him a lot. My prayers & thoughts are with you. Have a wonderful Christmas & New Years. Take care, Chris

  39. My dear Sandy, I am so sorry and heartfelt touched by what you are going through. I will keep you on going in my daily prayers. Wishing you a Merry Christmas. Take care of yourself. Many blessing and wishes for you and your family this Holiday Season...I would love to a chance to win your lovely giveaway.
    Peggy Lee

  40. Please enter me in your give away!
    I love your tarts. YummY!
    I hope you are feeling better.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Merry Christmas and Happy new Year!!

  41. Hi Sandy,
    Hope you are feeling better. This is such a sweet giveaway, and I would love to have a chance to enter. I hope you and your family have a wonderful and joyous holiday season.
    Merry Christmas!

  42. Hi Sandy, so sorry to hear that you aren't feeling well, sure hope you get better soon, it's the Holidays!! Love those trees and would love to try your tarts, please enter me. I have been a follower!

  43. Hi hun, I know your having fun planning your DD's wedding; glad you found the dress; that's half the battle. LOL I diffidently keep you in my prayers and thoughts hun and hope your Dr. appt goes well.
    Please enter me in your drawing; I love this tree and will keep it up all year and just change the decorations for the seasons. :)

    Hugs, Shar

  44. Hi Sandy, so sorry to hear you are not feeling well, I hope your appt. finds that all is well.

    I would love to be entered into your giveaway. Thanks so much. Traci

  45. May the Lords brightest star shine upon you and your family this Christmas....Blessings to you...lindeelou

  46. Hope you feel better....sending prayers and hugzz your way...enter me also please...thanks much....(oh...p.s..$11,000.00 for a hall is ridiculous...I agree with!!! :0{ )

  47. Hi Sandy i hope you feel better soon..stay positive! I am praying for you! I am working on my 3rd snowman wreath from your pattern line..i will have to send you a pic..I love your patterns and blog.


  48. Sandy....I've been thinking of you often and wondering how you are feeling! My mom put off her next treatment until after the new year. She had pneumonia this month and just didn't want to feel bad at Christmas. I feel for you, going through your treatments.

    $11,000!!! That is just ridiculous! I've been to fancy weddings and I've been to ones that the receptions have been held in American legion and firehouse halls and those have been just as nice and actually a little more fun! Like you said, that could be a down payment of something for their future life together rather than just a single day event. So happy Samantha found her dress though!!

    Take care and get rest!!!

  49. Sandy~

    Hope you feel better soon!!! I can't wait to see your new patterns. I would love to win your wonderful giveaway, but think I should sit this one out cuz I already won this year. Have fun helping plan the wedding.

    You are in my thoughts & prayers.

  50. Sandy,
    I hope you are feeling better soon. I will keep you in my prayers. Thanks so much for the givaway.

  51. Hope you are feeling better soon. I would love a chance to win a feather tree. My birthday is actually on Wednesday! I am a follower but don't have a blog. jen

  52. Sandy sending you the blessing of health, and praying that you will feel better soon! May you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!
    I would love to be entered into you your give away.

  53. Hi Sandy! How sweet of you to do this giveaway! I would love to be entered! I hope you get to feeling better! Nothing like being sick at this time of year! I got my goodies I bought from you on Friday and love them all! They all made it just fine and in all their one pieces! I love the wax ginger! I would love to have some more of them! Thanks for the chance to enter your giveaway! Happy Holidays!

  54. Sending out prayers that you feel better soon.
    How generous of you to offer this giveaway.
    I am a follower and would love to be entered.

    Thanks so much,

  55. hi, Sandy,
    I am now a blog follower! (although I check yours every day!) Please enter my name for one of your generous giveaways. Thanks and Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  56. Sandy, As if you don't already have enough on your plate, but I can't help but enter! LOL We are continuing to keep you in our daily prayers, and I have added you to the prayer chain at my Church. Didn't think you would mind!! Gods Blessings to you and your family this Christmas season and always!
    Sending you Healing Hugs,

  57. Hi Sandy,
    I'm so sorry you're still not feeling well. Will keep you in my prayers as well. I love your giveaway, and would love to be entered. When my daughter got married, we did a lot of things ourselves. Her wedding was very elegant and VERY EXPENSIVE LOOKING but we didn't pay much.If you want some suggestions, please let me know, I will be glad to share them with you. Good luck and have fun.

  58. Praying that you will be feeling better!!
    Would love to enter your giveaway!

  59. Hey...I am looking forward to any plans you begin for an open house!

    I would love to have a little tree for the table, please enter my name in your drawing!

    Merry Christmas!

  60. Praying for you! Feel better soon! Please do enter me. I thank you for a generous giveaway and a wonderful blog :)

    homespunhandcrafts at yahoo dot com

  61. Hey Sandy,
    Praying that your feel better soon. Congrats on Samantha's wedding. You'll find a place and know it when you see it. Awesome give a way. Count me in. Look forward to your open house next year. I can't wait to come to it.
    Love and hugs, Melanie

  62. Sandy, Feel better soon. Will be praying for you. Take it easy this holiday season and enjoy. You'll probably feel better just resting. Can't believe you have new designs floating around in your head. Love your snowmen. Please enter me in your giveaway. Merry Christmas to your and yours.
    Lois L.

  63. Sandy~ Hope you're feeling better soon! I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers.I'm a follower and would love a chance at your wonderful giveaway.Warm Blessings!~Amy

  64. Sandy, sorry to hear that you are not feeling well. This is the time of year we all need more energy! I would love to be considered for your giveaway. Merry Christmas and good health to you and yours.

  65. Hi...I am glad I found you...what a generous giveaway...I am sorry you have not been feeling well..this is such a busy time of year...I hope your visit with the doctor goes well and you get good will be in my thoughts and prayers. I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas...Hugs, Chris

  66. Dear sweet lady, I am so sorry to hear that your stomach is bothering you. I hope you are feeling better soon!
    Even still you are thinking of someone other than yourself. What a wonderful giveaway!


  67. I hope you get more good news at the
    doctor's...Would some fudge make you
    feel a little better? I am excited
    about getting the package of things
    I ordered, from you...I can't wait
    until it gets here!

    Bear Hugs~Karen

  68. Sandy...I would love to win some more of your tarts. Last time I won I shared with a friend!

    I hope your tummy starts behaving!!

    Prayers coming your way from Arizona :)

  69. Sandy, I hope all things go well at Drs appointment and your stomach feels better soon.
    I will add you and your family to my prayers. This is a wonderful giveaway your having please enter me into it.
    Take care.....Colleen

  70. I hope you feel better soon! Prayers are with you.
    I would love to be entered in your wonderful giveaway!
    Prim Blessings! Robin

  71. Oh my goodness! With everything you've got goin' on Sandy, no wonder you've got a tummy ache. Feel better quick:)
    I love all you're e-patterns. They're callin' to me to start makin' dollies.
    Please enter me in your giveaway. I'd love to win:)

  72. Hope you are feeling better! Thank you for the giveaway! Please enter me! I have been looking everywhere for a tree like this!

  73. Hi Sandy, sorry to hear your stomach isn't feeling better. Praying for you to start feeling alot better. I would love to enter your giveaway and can't wait to see your nre patterns!

  74. Sandy, i hope you get to feeling better. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

    Please enter me in the giveaway, i would love to win one of your trees and tarts. I was so upset with myself for missing out on all your wonderful items you had for sale. I knew but other stuff just got in my way, it was my loss for sure.


  75. Sandy,
    Praying that you will feel better soon!I am sure it is very difficult to not feel well at this time of year and with so much going on!
    Did I read that correctly, they want $11,000. Geez, are you sure they didn't think you wanted to buy the place?? I think I would have fainted had I been you!

  76. Hope you are feeling better. Thoughts and prayers going your way!! This is such a sweet giveaway, and I would love to have a chance to enter. I hope you and your family have a wonderful and joyous holiday season!
    Merry Christmas!

  77. Dear Sandy, I hope you feel better real soon! I keep you in my daily prayers and will con.'t to do so. With all of us praying for you, I know that you will be back on your feet soon! Wishing you and your family a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season and up coming New Year! Please enter me in your giveaway, I would LOVE to burn your tarts,they sound so yummy!! Big Hugs..........

  78. Sending prayers up for you every day, many times a day. Please enter me in your give away....if I win I will come pick it up..LOL.

  79. hi so sorry to hear you arent feeling well. sending a prayer up for you now. enter me into your drawing.

  80. Do hope you are feeling better! I would like to win one of your feather trees, they are looking so lovely. i am kind of new to the blogging world, just set up my own, I am loving every minute of it, beautiful things out there. Merry Christmas!