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.
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)
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)
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.
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
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.
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!
ongratulations ladies and thank you to everyone who entered. I
only whish I could give you all a gift for participating.