Thursday, May 8, 2014

A special giveaway . . .

WE HAVE A WINNER !!
Henrietta Allegrante
Congratulations!
(Henrietta ~ If you read this please email me so I can get your address!)

I so appreciate everyone's notes . . . . this was a fun giveaway.
THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart!
Lori Ann

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I have a little tradition each year when my birthday comes around.
I hold a giveaway here on the site.
I'm not a "big celebration, pomp and circumstance" kinda girl.
I am quite grateful just to have another day, a year, or a decade to dig in the dirt,
stitch in the studio and spend time with those I love.
Now getting older isn't easy, new aches and pains surface daily,  
there is confusion when the person you see in the mirror isn't the one you thought 
and losses of many kinds will hurt your heart.
But . . .  live your life with a happy attitude and each day will present you
with gifts !
Speaking of gifts ~ This giveaway has a "share the love" stipulation!
Both of these little pin keepers will go to one person.
All I ask is that whoever wins, please gift one of them to a friend!
To enter the giveaway just leave a comment on this post, or
send me a quick email!
Drawing will be Monday, May 12th at 8pm.

Be Happy!
Lori Ann

79 comments:

Laurie Arp said...

What a wonderful giveaway... and the best part is being able to share with a friend if you're the lucky winner.

Happy Birthday!

Glenda said...

Happy Birthday! Your work is beautiful. I would love to share the other if I won with a sister. I understand totally about getting older ,I worked in the yard yesterday pulling honeysuckle and can hardly move today!

Robin Hill Quilts~Eileen G. said...

Great idea!! Your pincushions are wonderful!

Beth said...

Happy Birthday Lori,

These little mice are very cute. If I were the lucky winner one of the mice would be going to my sister. Thank you for the generous opportunity to win some of your adorable creations.

Three Sheep Studio said...

This is so special !
Happy Birthday to you Lori Ann ;)
I so much agree with your thoughts as we travel through life.
Rose

old crow said...

Happy Birthday Lori Ann, what a very generous Birthday gift idea! I would be thrilled to own one of your beautiful creations! I have a very dear friend that I know would love it too! Thank you again for offering such a kind gift! Wonderful idea!! Have a spectacular birthday!!
Big Hugs,
Mona

Dixie Redmond said...

Happy Birthday! I had a birthday recently, and planned an art party. It was fun. Please add me in, these are gorgeous.

jennifer768 said...

Happy Birthday!Hope that you have a most awesome day. Such a wonderful and thoughtful giveaway!Love your work and these are just adorable.Blessings,Jen

Ireland Rose Studios said...

Happy Birthday Loriann! What a blessed treat to see and participate in such a joyous giveaway

marie said...

Happy Birthday. Love your give away and I have a special friend who would just love getting this special pin cushion.

DawnM said...

Happy Birthday!!!!
I love these and my Mom would love one as well. I hope I win!!!!!

Dawn

Lurena Sheary Williamson said...

Wishing you a super Happy Birthday! Yes, growing old or "older" is not for sissies. You have a great attitude and I think that is the key. Again, have a blessed day and I would be over the moon if I won this little sweetie.
Cheers,
Lurena
Tattered Moon

Ewe and Eye said...

First of all, Happy Birthday! Each day that we can crawl out of bed is a gift of life. Your creativity amazes me. My love of needlework came from my mom. To this day we still do projects together. I would share my second pincushion with her. :) Thank you for sharing your talents with us!

Margo said...

Happy Birthday! I have the perfect person to gift the second one to.
Margo

Tharina said...

Happy birthday, Lori Ann. I collect pincushions, so would LOVE to win. And I have a special friend who would appreciate the other one!

Debbie Hamme said...

Happy Birthday, Lori Ann! Thank you for bringing many smiles to my face over the years with your wonderful creations!

Best to you on your birthday and always.

Debbie Hamme

Lotte van der Linden said...

Happy birthday, what a lovely way to celebrate! When you get to a certain age all you really want is peace and quiet and some stitching time without interruptions. Your mousepincushion is absolutely adorable, I've been collecting mice for a great many years now. This one will look lovely on my sewingtable. It's companion will go and live with a friend who collects pincushions, all kinds of them. Thank you for this chance and I hope you have a lovely day.

Elanor Clare Andrews said...

Happy Birthday Lori, I would so love to give a mouse a home :0)

Lee Morrison said...

Have the happiest of birthdays, Lori!! You know what they say about aging...we're not getting older, we're getting better!! LOL!
I'd love to be included in your wonderful giveaway!

Lee

Orange Sink said...

Lori Ann,
Your words today so touched my heart. The losses we go through can seem so overwhelming. Then the gift of a friend and the talents and generosity of those like yourself in this world make life lovely again! Happy Birthday! Enjoy your special day!
Hugs!!
Cathy G

Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

Happy Birthday Lori Ann. 'Tis not the person you see in the mirror that is a real reflection of oneself, its the wisdom you have in your mind and the love you hold in your heart. Like all great things that comes with age.
It is most generous to allow us to celebrate right along with you by sharing your sweet little critters.
Susan x

Penelope's Beehive said...

Wishing you a delightful birthday!
What a kind and lovely giveaway...the wee mousie sitting top a tomato is charming indeed.
Hugs from a quiet visitor ...

Kate said...

Just found your blog. Love your little creations. The mouse pin cushion is the cutest.

Jennifer Black Reinhardt said...

Happy, happy Birthday!!!!!!! The pincushions are absolutely precious. I hope this birthday year brings you tons of love and happiness!!!!!

Jeanie said...

Happy, Happy Birthday! How sweet of you to gift US on your birthday. I just adore your creations and would be thrilled and honored to welcome these mice. I have a dear friend that would also be thrilled to have the other mousie. Thank you so very much for the opportunity to win these cuties!

susiedele said...

Happy Birthday, Lori Ann. Oh! I would love to win that sweet cushion and give the other to my sis so please put my name in the hat. Your talent amazes me.

Patti said...

Wishing you a very Happy birthday! I would be thrilled to win your generous giveaway and thrilled to be able to share it with a friend.
Blessings, Patti

Debbie Johnson said...

Happy Birthday! May all your wishes come true. How so very sweet of you to give a beautiful gift to someone and being able to have them gift to a loved one too!
Hugs,
Debbie

bayrayschild said...

What a generous idea and as always your creations are absolutely BEAUTIFUL!

Audrey

Margaret said...

Happy birthday! I know just who I would send the other pincushion to. I hope I win! Thanks for the giveaway!

suemluvsquilts said...

Wishing you a very Happy Birthday from across the pond in the UK Lori Ann. Oh my goodness - I cannot believe you are giving us a chance to win not one but two of your magical creations. My best sewing buddie, Sue is known as my twin separated at birth + we would SO love those pinkeepers if we got lucky.

Atalia /Natalia said...

Happy Birthday Lori Ann, I would love to be on your giveaway, Thank you

Ellen said...

Wishing you a very happy birthday with many more to come!

I would be thrilled to win your wonderful creation. And how kind of you to give the winner two of them so she can share with a special friend.! You are not only very talented and creative, but also very generous!

Dolores' Cottage said...

Happy Birthday!
I just had mine the 19th, the day before Easter! I hope your Day is filled with Love and Blessings!
As for me I surely, selfishly, hope I win just so I can share with my dear friend Lois who just turned 80! She is so creative, like you, knits, sews, cross-stitch...on and on. She sure runs rings around me! But most of all she is the nicest person I have even known!
Again hope you have a Very Happy Birthday and I cannot wait to meet my little Teddy on the tomato!
xoxoxo
Dolores

Kathy Barrick said...

I think Lori Brechlin should win your sweeeeeeet pincushions. Her heart is aching from the loss of her sweet dog, Buddy.

You do gorgeous work! I've been a long-time fan!

Kathy

Kathy Barrick said...

P.S. Happy Birthday to you!!

donna said...

Happy Birthday to you!!!! These little pin cushions are absolutely adorable, and I have the perfect person I would give one to. Thank you so very much for the opportunity!

BumbleBeeLane said...

Happy Birthday! Yes looking in the mirror sometimes I see me and sometimes I think oh no I'm my mother..smile.. I do have a sweet niece who says you are so pretty. Makes my day. So generous of you to share.I know exactly who I'd share mine with. Warm Blessings!~Amy

recruitbert said...

these are just too cute! What a wonderful way to celebrate your special day by sharing your talent. Hope you had a great birthday

Kimberly Rampersad said...

What adorable little creatures, thanks for the giveaway.

k_rampersad03 at yahoo dot com

dq said...

omg what a wonderful give away and a very Happy and Joyful Birthday to you, i know just the friend i would gift with your gift if i won!
dq bogfairy@yahoo.com

primsista said...

Happy BirthDay!
Cute mouse:))

Anita said...

Happy Birthday...Is it rude to ask how many this is? Next Feb will be my 60th. Time slips away so fast. I hope this year your best so far

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Hi Lori Ann,
What a lovely way to share your Birthday!!! Your creations are so wonderful and these two sweet mice on tomatoes are A-DOR-A-BLE!!
It would be such a treat to win and share with someone else too!!
Thank you for the generous chance!!
Warmest Birthday Hugs~
Julie

Jo Ann said...


Oh Lori,

Please put my name in for this wonderful give-away. I have the perfect place for this little darling and the perfect friend to share with. Thanks for such a great give-away and have a Happy Birthday. Jo Ann

Tatkis said...

Happy Birthday! I adore your creations, such cute mice!

12th of May is my birthday so I hope to be lucky :)

Hugs,
Tatyana

Vera Senchevskaya said...

Lori Ann, Happy Birthday!
Ohh I love them!! And I know who is the second person))) My Mom))
Thank you!

JoAnn said...

Dear Lori: How I would love to win these mice pin cushions. My husband was a lover of clocks and has a mouse on every one. I would so like to place one next to one of his clocks and give the other away to a dear stitching buddy. Thank you.

Shuttle, Hook and Needle said...

What a nice way to celebrate your birthday with cute mice! Wishing you a blessed day and thanks for the give away!

Kays Kids said...

Happy Birthday Lori Ann, I hope you celebrate well.
I have always been such an admirer of you amazing work. I would love to enter the competition and win your darling mouse pin keep.
Hugs Kay

Natascha Rieper said...

Would love to win! Have my fingers crossed!!! 😊 happy birthday wishes to you!

Lori Ann Corelis said...

Hello everyone . . . I am enjoying reading all your notes, they are touching! I love the mentions of who you would gift the second mouse to!

* Note to Anita . . . . this year is 56 ;-)

Keep smiling!
Lori Ann

Nan ~ Threadwork Primitives said...
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Nan ~ Threadwork Primitives said...

I would just cherish one of your creations and my best friend would do the same. Nothing like sharing with a BFF. Hugs and happy birthday!
Nan

Southern Bears said...

Happy birthday to you. May many blessings come your way. I love your work and would be so to win your give-away.

Holly =^..^= said...

Happy birthday! Your sweet creations are simply delightful.

Holly =^..^= said...

Happy birthday! Your sweet creations are simply delightful.

Julia said...

Happy birthday!!! What a wonderful way to celebrate it :-) Your creations are wonderful and it would be lovely to win these cuties and share one with my friend.

Thanks for being so thoughtful!

Deb F said...

I so love your work.

What a nice thing to do.

Happiest of birthdays!

Stitching by the White River said...

Your work is so great. These are so cute . You are surely blessed with a wonderful talent. Would love to win these and would give one to my very best friend who lives 1200 miles away from me.

Mary Goode said...

Happy Birthday, Lori Ann---celebrate and enjoy! What a special treat to be part of your giveaway fun. It is always a delightful surprise to see the special little creatures that come to life in your studio. Love, love, love the pin keeps and would love to share with my sewing friend if I am the lucky winner. Blessings to you.

Leanne said...

beautiful little creations, and a perfect giveaway. Sharing the love is so important, as i have been reminded this week. I would like to send you happy birthday greetings, and hope youve had a lovely day.

Leanne, UK.

Robin said...

How delightful that you celebrate your birthday by gifting someone else. Just shows how thoughtful and kind you are! Happy birthday wishes sent your way! I simply adore your little creations! I would be so honored to welcome one into my home.

Ronnie said...

I love your work and would be thrilled to own one of your creations! I have a certain friend that would love to have the little mouse. I hope you have a lovely quiet birthday, I know how you feel about them.

Lonna said...

Would love to give this sweet pin keeper a new home! Thank you for the opportunity and hope you're birthday is extra happy and blessed!

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BellaLori said...

Happy Birthday!

Angie said...

I too know just the right person I would send this special gift to. Happy Birthday!

Theresa said...

Happy Mother's Day Lori!!! Please sign me up for your lovely giveaway...thank you!!! Hugs

Jan D said...

Happy birthday, Lori. Love your wonderful creations!

Simple Pleasure said...

Lori
Wishing you continued happiness, love, and peace on your birthday! This is an extremely thoughtful giveaway...it would be an honor to share/treasure such a lovely creation.
Happy Mother's Day, too!
Busy Hands...Happy Heart
Patricia

Trudy Moye said...

Thanks for such a wonderful give away. Happy Birthday"

Rachel's Farmhouse said...

Happy Birthday! Love the little guys

Carolee said...

What a wonderful giveaway!! Your pieces always make me smile. If I'm not too late, please do drop my name in the hat!! ♥ C

Jenny Wright said...

Happy Birthday!
I am a great admirer of your work. If I was lucky enough to win I'd give my dear friend Judy the companion pin cushion. We've been friends for 50 years and even though we now live at opposite ends of the country when we get together we are 5 again.
Best,
Jenny

Lori Ann Corelis said...

Thank you! Thank you, everyone for your sweet comments . . . each one has made me smile!
Lori Ann

Henrietta Allegrante said...

Happy Birthday Lori,

Hope it is filled with all things you love. Your
creations are so beautiful and I would treasure
this sweet little 'mousie' if it were to come to
live with me. Thanks you for offering this
special gift on your birthday.

henrietta

Rugs and Pugs said...

Happy, happy birthday. I hope it was the best ever.
I so admire your beautiful work. Please enter me in to your most generous give-away.
Hugs :)
Lauren

Lori Ann Corelis said...

Thank you everyone for entering!!
This was great fun for me!!
The winner is Henrietta Allegrante!!

Thank you all!!!
Lori Ann