Saturday, September 29, 2012

We have a winner(s) and more fun Fall

Yep, I’m late posting the winner(s) aren’t I – I know I said I’d draw the name today but I was down with a Migraine headache and it’s still there – it even made me sick to my stomach for most of the day so I’m really sorry – I imagine you are all on pins and needles!
But first…those ole Pumpkins just keep showing up at my door – this one is a large one made from an old Wool blanket. And I bought some more Bittersweet – the 3+lbs I bought form e-bay was wonderful but I still needed a bit more to fill in spaces.  I think I have enough now.
I bought it from THE CROW’S CORNER 
http://thecrowscorner.blogspot.com/
Now tell me how I could pass this fella up!!! I didn’t measure him but he’s about 11 inches round.Large Pumpkin
Here you can get an idea of the size.  (I’m so unhappy with this hutch and what’s on it.  The shelves are so close together you can’t put anything of size on them so there are just piddly things on it. I’m hoping Doug can remove one of the shelves – not sure which one though)DSC08011
This Bittersweet is much larger and a darker orange than the first batch…and the branches are thicker too. (this is $10 worth – I think they had a fantastic price on it)
New Bittersweet
Oh there I go again…forgetting to post the winner(s)…you read right…more than one WINNER!
I can’t express how pleased I was with the response to my challenge – I never expected to get so many.
48 ENTRIES!!
And the stories were wonderful – some were named for the obvious – some because of a family member – some from a street they live on…they all were inspired from something or someone in their lives.

This journey through blog-land the past 4 years has brought friends into my life I never would have made otherwise – never will meet most of them but reading about them, their families, their wishes, decorating, cooking – we even go through sadness and prayers together. What a wonderful family we have all become because of our blogs.

I hope you all learned something new from each of these bloggers and have made new friends to follow – I certainly have.

So on with the show so to speak.
Here’s the list of all those who participated – I hope if you haven’t visited them yet – please do so. They put a lot into this challenge.

1. Betty:   http://bettyjcrowe-throughmybackdoor.blogspot.com/2012/08/my-colonial-homes-challenge.html
2. Lori:  http://lori1971.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-beginning-of-frogs-lilypad.html
3. Sara:  http://salmonfallsprims.blogspot.com/2012/09/salmon-falls-primswhere-name-began.html
4. Heather:  http://thecountryschoolmarm.blogspot.com/2012/09/taking-challenge.html
5. Brenda:  http://therustythimble.blogspot.com/2012/09/its-all-in-name-and-my-celebration.html
6. Christina:  http://pendletonprimitives.blogspot.com/2012/09/my-colonial-home-blog-challenge.html
7. Cindi:  http://cindiscountrycorner.blogspot.com/2012/09/my-colonial-home-blog-challenge.html
8. Amy:  http://bumblebeelanecottage.blogspot.com/2012/09/whats-in-name-challange.html
9. Shannon:  http://bumblebeelanecottage.blogspot.com/2012/09/whats-in-name-challange.html
10. Cucki:  http://cuckistitchingcove.blogspot.com/2012/09/cuckis-blog.html
11. Vicki:  http://wwwoutmywindow.blogspot.com/2012/09/my-first-post.html
12. Tammy:  http://www.countrygirlathome.blogspot.com/2012/09/taking-challenge.html
13. Mildred:  http://maplelanehouse.blogspot.com/2012/09/blog-name.html
14. Tiffaney:  http://www.foldedgingham.blogspot.com/2012/09/how-my-blog-got-its-name.html
15. Gina:  http://catnapinnprimitives.blogspot.com/2012/09/whats-in-name.html
16. Stephani:  http://www.frontporchprimitives.blogspot.com/2012/09/why-my-blog-has-this-name.html#comment-form
17. Goedele:  http://gingerbreadgem.blogspot.be/2012/09/the-story-of-my-blog-im-participating.html
18. Wendy:  http://ravenwoodwhimzies.blogspot.com/2012/09/ever-wonder-how-i-named-my-blog.html
19. Lauren:  http://rugsandpugs.blogspot.com/2012/09/how-it-all-began.html
20. Donna:  http://dirtymartiniqueensmusings.blogspot.de/
21. Laura:  http://harvestlanecottage.blogspot.com/2012/09/why-i-chose-harvest-lane-cottage.html
22. Laura:  http://rhodescreations.blogspot.com/2012/09/taking-colonial-home-challenge-giveaway.html
23. Beth:  http://grammagaga.blogspot.com/2012/09/how-i-came-up-with-name-of-my-blog.html
24. Robin:  http://thecrankycrow.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-cranky-crow-chronicles-or-how-this.html
25. Laurie:  http://myhomefortheholidays.blogspot.com/2012/09/how-i-came-up-with-name-of-my-blog.html
26. Laurie:  http://inmydreamsisee.blogspot.ca/2012/09/a-new-friend.html
27. Camil:  http://primitivestars.blogspot.ca/2012/09/happy-hump-day-well-this-is-day-im.html
28. Linda:  http://simplycountryseasons.blogspot.com/2012/09/why-i-choose-name-i-did.html
29. Barbara:  http://nccabininthewoods.blogspot.com/2012/09/blog-names.html
30. Ruth: 
http://countrylogcabin.blogspot.com/2012/09/how-i-came-up-with-name-of-my-blog.html
31. Tammy:  http://aprimitiveplace.blogspot.com/2012/09/fall-decor-pt2-and-challenge-answer-why.html
32. Sue:  http://primsue.blogspot.com/2012/09/how-i-came-up-with-my-blogs-name.html
33. Kendra:  http://thestonehouseprims.blogspot.com/2012/09/its-all-in-name.html
34. Katie:  http://alltheseboysx5.blogspot.com/2012/09/karens-challenge.html
35. Marie:  http://www.primitivesbyoldeladymorgan.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-story-on-how-i-became-olm.html
36. Margaret:  http://tillysfarmhouse.blogspot.com/2012/09/how-i-got-my-blog-name.html
37. Felicia:  http://raggedycreations.blogspot.com/2012/09/my-blog-name.html
39. Angie:  http://berryhomespunprimitives.blogspot.com/2012/09/my-blog-name.html
40. Tonya:  http://myprimitivecreationsbytonya.blogspot.com/2012/09/karens-challange-how-did-i-come-up-with.html
41. Sandy:  http://hobnobbers-sandy.blogspot.com/2012/09/how-we-came-up-with-our-blog-name.html
42. Pam:  http://mabeljanes.blogspot.com/2012/09/mabel-janes.html
43. Denise:  http://thekrazykraftlady.blogspot.com/2012/09/how-i-came-up-with-name-of-my-blog.html
44. Linda:  http://adayatrememberwhenfarm.blogspot.com/2012/09/my-name.html
45. Pam:  http://primsbythewater.blogspot.com/2012/09/how-i-got-my-blog-name.html
46. Patti:  http://windingvine.blogspot.com/2012/09/whats-in-name.html
47. Annie: http://scrappalachia.blogspot.com/2012/09/how-i-came-up-with-my-blog-name.html
I want to apologize to Danice for omitting her blog on this list48. Danice:  http://homespunhannahblog.blogspot.com/2012/08/all-about-this-blog.html
IF I OMITTED YOUR BLOG IT WAS NOT INTENTIONAL, AND BECAUSE I DIDN’T RECEIVE AN E-MAIL WITH THE ACTUAL ‘POST LINK’
If your name is here in the WINNERS LIST please e-mail me with your full name and mailing address – I will get your gifts out to you just as soon as possible.
DOING A RANDOM SELECTOR HERE ARE THE WINNERS….

#28 – LINDA FROM SIMPLY COUNTRY SEASONS

#44 – LINDA FROM A DAY AT REMEMBER WHEN FARM
#40 – TONYA FROM MY PRIMITIVE CREATIONS BY TONYA
You each will be receiving one of my Mr. Jack Pumpkin Mats and a little surprise!
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ongratulations ladies and thank you to everyone who entered. I
only whish I could give you all a gift for participating.

Karen





















35 comments:

  1. Congratulations to the winners! What a fun project this was and I plan to continue visiting everyone on the list.
    Hope you feel better soon. Take care and thanks for hosting.

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  2. Congrats to everyone!
    It's great for you to host!
    Hope tomorrow you will be much improved!! hugs & friendship!

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  3. Congrats to Linda, Linda and to Tonya. This was a wonderful challenge Karen, thank you.

    I hope your migraine goes away or eases up soon, I get those and they are horrible

    Hugs
    Brenda

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  4. Congrats! This was such a neat idea- giveaway or no giveaway. It was so fun to get to know other bloggers. It was so thoughtful!

    I hope you feel better soon! I will be praying for you! I get a lot of migraines myself. I am so sorry that it is so bad. This weather does not help!

    Love and hugs!
    Heather

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  5. My name was not on the list. :( I did send you an email with my link, must have gotten lost in cyber space. No worries, it was fun regardless! Congrats to the winners!

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  6. Congratulations to all the winners. I know you will enjoy the beautiful mats.

    Thanks for the game Karen. It was fun reading all the blog posts.

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  7. Yes, congrats to the winners of this awesome giveaway. Thank you, Karen, for adding me to the list. I love reading this blog :)

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  8. Hi Karen,
    Love your new pumpkin and bittersweet.
    I need to order some real bittersweet all I have is faux bunches.
    They are okay but nothing compares to the look if real.

    Congratulations to the three lucky winners.
    Thanks so much for hosting the challenge.
    I enjoyed reading the posts.

    Hugs,
    Tam

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  9. Aww congratulations to all the winners xxx

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  10. Congrats to the winners.Really fun reading everyone's post.Hope your feeling better.Warm Blessings!~Amy

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  11. Karen, thank you for hosting such a wonderful giveaway and congratulations to all of the winners! Lecia

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  12. Congratulations to the winners! Thank you Karen for hosting such a fun blogging event. I hope you are feeling better soon. PS...I love bittersweet! Yours looks great!

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  13. Congrats girls & thanks Karen for such a fun contest!! Thanks for the sweet comments about the pictures of my little home too!! ~Kriss~

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  14. Congratulations to all the winners! We must have gotten lost for the list :(
    Love all that bittersweet! Hope you feel better Karen. Migraines are horrible. Happy Sunday.

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  15. It was fun! Some interesting reading! Dianntha

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  16. Bittersweet...one of my favorite things in the fall...Thanks again Karen for the challenge. Congrats to the winners....Pam

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  17. Hi Karen, you just made my day. I was so surprized to see my name on the winner's list. I already know how beautiful your work is so I am especially excited to win this mat.
    I already have a lot of the sites on my favs list but I intend to visit everyone else on there too.
    What a great idea you came up with to be able to meet even more people in the blog world. Feel better soon.
    Linda

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  18. Congratulations to all the winners! Thank you again for such a fun challenge Karen!
    Blessings

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  19. Congrats to Linda, Linda and Tonya and a big thank you to you Karen for hosting this fun challenge.

    Felicia

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  20. Hi Karen, I hope you are feeling better. This was such a fun challenge - I have enjoyed reading everyone's stories. Congrats to the winners. Love your new pumpkin - so cute.
    Blessings,
    Sue

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  21. Karen, it was gift enough to read everyone's reasons for naming their blogs. I enjoyed them all. Congrats to the winners and thank you again Karen for doing this.

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  22. Congratulations to Tonya and the two Lindas!! Such sweet treats they'll be getting! And thank you, Karen, for hostessing such a fun and generous giveaway. Hope that migraine is by now just a bad memory....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

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  23. Congratulations Linda, Linda and Tonya!

    I enjoyed being able to participate in this challenge and can't wait to visit all the other bloggers.

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  24. Congrats to the winners.. Karen you are so dear to do this.. I wish we hadn't been in such a fuddle.. Next time perhaps..
    Saying a little prayer for you..
    Feeling better soon..
    xo

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  25. Congrats to the winners!
    I hope you are feeling better.
    Pug hugs :)
    Lauren

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  26. Congratulations to the winners!! Thanks for having this fun challenge Karen, I enjoyed reading everyone's posts.

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  27. I'll try again!

    Congratulations to all the winners ~ you are very generous! Linda is a friend and such a dear lady ~ so glad she won!

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  28. Congrats to the winners. Thanks Karen for such a fun little game. It was neat to see everyone's responses. Have a great week. -Steph-

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  29. Congratulations to the lucky winners!!!
    Enjoy!
    Prim Blessings
    Robin

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  30. Hooray for the winners and hooray for Karen!!Congrats everyone!!

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  31. Congrats to the winners. Thank yo Karen, it has been so much fun getting to know everyone better.Hope you are feeling better soon. Blessings~Sara

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  32. Congratulations to those lucky winners! Thanks for doing this, Karen! Thanks for listing the links because I missed visiting alot of those. Will try to visit them over the next few days!

    Blessings,
    tammy

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  33. Wow I'm one of the Lucky winners! What a great surprise! Just when I needed a Smile!
    Thank you so much Karen for inviting us to join in it was fun to share my story and read all the other stories.
    Like you it has been wonderful blogging and getting to know so many new people, making new friends here in Blogland.
    You are one of the sweetest Blog friends around. Your Blog brighens my day with every post... Thanks again I can't wait to use my prize to decorate my little home!

    Prim Hugs
    Tonya

    PS...Feel better soon but until then rest...!

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  34. Hello, congrats to all you ladies, great giveaway Karen.Blessings Francine.

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So glad you came to visit - feel free to leave a comment.
I will try and answer as many as I can - maybe not immediately but I will get to you!

Karen