Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Let's Have a Giveaway!!

This Giveaway is officially closed. I will post all winners on Monday morning. Thanks to all who have visited and entered!
Good morning friends...it's early and a very cold 18 degrees outside. I just filled my bird bowls with warm water and already they are coming for a morning drink.
This handsome guy comes everyday for a 'cocktail'
I love Mockingbirds...not the most colorful, but so elegant and proud looking. His beautiful song more than makes up for his lack of color.


This reminds me of the Sesame Street song....

One of these things is not like the other
 one of these things just doesn't belong
can you tell which thing is not like the other
 before I finish my song


 Of course, everybody's favorite, the gorgeous Eastern Bluebird. The females are at the back and males in front. Notice how much more colorful the boys are....show offs! 
Please remember that if you feed the birds in the winter, you must also give them fresh water. When everything is frozen, they have such a hard time finding any. Your reward will be a beautiful and fun show everyday.

Ok...now about this Giveaway. As those who visit me on a regular basis already know, I have been obsessed with knitting 'Circle of Love' scarves for the last few months. I have amassed quite a collection and find myself creating more each day. 


  This is just some of my collection. Some are more snug around the neck...some more drapey. On many I have taken advantage of my yarn stash and incorporated as many as 7-8 different yarns in one scarf. I have used Alpaca, Wool, Mohair, Soy, Cotton, Acrylic and lots of fun fashion yarns for flair.
All are very soft, super warm and cozy and so very practical. 
But the most important quality of my scarves is all the love I knitted into them. They were born during a time of hope and friendship. 
That is the spirit in which I will give them away.


I also have been having a little fun crocheting wool flowers which I wet felt by hand. I will be creating pretty detachable brooches that can be worn on your scarf or pinned to another garment. One of these brooches will be included with each scarf.
Here are just a few ......













So here we go.........

I will try to keep my Giveaway simple, all I ask is that you be a follower and please leave a comment telling me if you have a color preference. I would love for you to spread the word via Twitter, Facebook and such, but that is not a requirement.
If you have time to blog about my giveaway that would be wonderful and appreciated...don't worry, I have enough for multiple winners. 
I do not want to exclude my dear international friends, so YES...you are all included!
This is all in honor of my dear friend Phyllis, who I know would approve of all this love being shared with all of you.
So are you feeling lucky??
Giveaway will be open until Sunday, January 16th so you have lot's of time to enter and tell your friends.

Until next time...be kind and stay creative.

P.S....I am trying to get my Etsy shop back on track, but is taking forever to go through my inventory and remove all the items I have sold at the different pre-holiday shows...be patient please ;-







Linking up with Jenn at Hope Studios!



Linking up here also..Tea Rose Home 

72 comments:

Aprons and More said...

Brrrr....That sounds cold! The birds are gorgeous! I love you pics!! I would love to win one of your cute scrafs for mom! Since her surgery last year , and weight loss, she get so cold. One of your scarves would keep her warm and toasty! Thanks for sharing your talents with us!

Katy :)

Snappy Di said...

We have lots of bluebirds but they don't tend to show themselves too much this time of the year. Instead we have LOTS of cardinals and some bluejays. Mockingbirds however are a ton of fun to watch and we love their feisty attitudes too.

Great scarves and flowers too! Looks like you have fun with it all.

Di

The LadyBugs Garden said...

I love all the birds Janet.
I love all the circle of love scarfs .. I know you knitted each one with love..all the colors are so pretty but I do love greens and pinks if I win!

Marie said...

Welcome back Janet. It's good to have you back. I like black and white or red as my colors but really I am not picky at all (contrary to what my husband and kids say).

Hugs - Marie

fisiwoman said...

I love it, enter me please!! I love dark green.
Fingers crossed!

Ana Belén R.M
fisiwoman(at)hotmail(dot)com
Spain

Mar (Topelian) said...

Good mornig Janet...Happy New Year to you and the guys(that includes Bill). All fine in Corpus and just wanted to post that I love all the crafty stuff you do. Just made 2 dessert holders with my plates I collect for Mom and Tina for Christmas and they loved them...Melyssa has taken up crocheting and did some lovely scarves for sisters and brother. I will tell her aabout your blog, mabey you can give her some tips. Put Melyssas name in for the drawing, she loves all colors...It's just too warm down here to wear one...(sorry)...Have a great day..363 days until retirement!!!!

Wipso said...

Your blue birds are sooooo pretty. I feed the birds here regularly and have flocks of all sorts of birds at the front and back of our house but none are quite so vibrant as yours.
If I was lucky enough to win I would have to say that beautiful blue of your blue birds just has to be my fav colour :-)
A x

Annette said...

I enjoy bird watching on your blog!! What a lovely giveaway...count me in! Pink is my fave color but I'm not picky! I will include this on my blog, facebook and twitter. I hope today is a good one for you! :)

{northern cottage} said...

so cute...would LOVE to win one of these cozies! Grey would be fabulous! So glad I found your blog - newest follower!

www.northerncottage.blogspot.com

TJM wanna be quilt artist said...

Welcome back...I love your photos of the birds and though I keep my feeder full I have neglected the water dish so will keep that in mind this winter in VA. I would love one of your brown scarves, did you post the directions yet? I seem to have missed that possible posting.

Lisalulu said...

yeaaaaaa! beautiful... and I'm "thanking" Phyllis too! I love blue, any blue

Maison Conti said...

It's good to have you back! Your birds are so beautiful! Ours over here are much drabber...but I love them anyway. Of course I want to enter your give-away. I love the scarves/collars. I like all your colors...blue, grey and ochre are particular favorites, but I don't see any I don't love. Looking forward to seeing your store back on line too! Love!

Claire said...

Hey Janet, I am officially jealous of those gorgeous birds that visit you EVERY day. The Bluebirds are so cute all fluffed up against the cold and the Mockingbirds, while they may not be colourful, their markings are very striking.
A little bit of housework first.....I have now become and official follower!!
Can't believe I wasn't already but I never really worried about it, so that's sorted ........
Your scarves are lovely and when Summer passes they would be just the ticket here.
I love the first photo, but anything made by you with memories of Phyllis woven into it would be a pleasure to own.

Blue skies and sunshine here today.

Claire X

Heather said...

Sweet Friend...
I raced over to see the giveaway (secretly hoping I would win whatever you were giving away)but with the rememberance of Phyllis I am now hoping to win the scarf for my dear friend Matt's wife who is fighting breast cancer right this moment. Recovering from her mastectomy and half way through her chemo treatments. I do believe any pretty scarf you make would help to brighten her days. You are wonderful, Janet!

Laurie said...

the blue birds are so pretty! What a treat to sit and watch them at the feeder/watering hole :) I would love to win one of your creations - the more colorful the better. Blessings to you and to Phyllis' family - may God's peace fill your hearts -- Laurie

Gloria said...

Your work is so beautiful...I'd love to win some of your work...I always love soft things:)

Nick said...

Thanks for the visits in 2010, and have a great new year.

Dolly said...

Ouuu we love feeding and watching the birds too!

I love your scarfs..... They are all the rage right now!
I'd love the pink and kiwi green one....it so me! {my favorite colors} :-)

Thank you for offering your beautiful creations for us to enjoy!

Smiles, Dolly

Dolly said...

P.S. I am a follower......

:-)

Crystal Jigsaw said...

First of all, I want to comment on your absolutely stunning photography. The pictures of the birds are calendar or book worthy and I can't wait to show my husband later. Beautiful, vibrancy around your colours.

Please enter me in your giveaway - the garmets look fantastic. You are incredibly talented.I love all your work, but my colour preference would probably be the brown and cream.

Thank you for doing this, CJ xx

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Hey honey it has been a long time since I have got to visit you.
Love love your giveaway. Wow these are beautiful. Hard to say what color I would like the most if I were chosen. lol
I added a page to my site last night called Temptations. I am trying to put everyone on it that sells their beautiful work. So tired when I put the list together last night I will have to go back and see if you are there. If not I will had you to the group already listed. Also I will put your giveaway on my sidebar

Happy New Year
Love
Maggie

Kathleen Grace said...

Oh I just adore those bluebirds, aren't they the most wonderful color!? I adore those scarves too, I think the grey would go best withmy coat but I love the orangey one that is last too!

~mel said...

Beautiful beautiful beautiful! ~ All the birds and all the scarves!

Wooly Knits n Bits said...

My comment did not appear so I'm trying it again. (Please forgive me if both of them come up)
Love the bluebirds but they don't come to our area. Great giveaway! I wear all colours except for the family of oranges/rusts and browns.
woolyknitsnbits (at) live (dot) ca

Distressing Delilah a.k.a. jenn said...

What a beautiful blog..and gorgeous pics!! i would love to win your giveaway!

gallery Consentio said...

Hi! Your bluebirds are amazing!! We do not have such colorful birdies here where I live.. And your scarves are a joy for eye as well!

The LadyBugs Garden said...

Saw you are back on your Shop also Janet..
Welcome back girl! I am loving the green burgandy gold neck one...
Stephanie
xoxo

Shrinking Sara said...

I love the pink and green scarf - absolutely beautiful, nice bright colours to brighten up a the cold Canadian winters!

(shrinkingsara@gmail.com)

Birgit said...

Baby it's cold outside here too! So a scarf would come in more than handy :-) !!
My fav color is brown (the brown/white one is just gorgeous)!!
And thanks for making this international, yay!

danaan at gmx dot at

miha.ela said...

Hello
my fav colours are: red, green, grey and brown
thanks for making this international too.

(mihaela.mihordea@gmail.com)

ashlynloves2blog said...

Wow! These are very beautiful!
I'd love a brown or green scarf.

Let me know if you'd be interested in hosting a giveaway on my new blog.


http://ashlynloves2blog.blogspot.com/

ashlyn loves 2 blog at gmail dot com

Kat said...

I love how cozy those scarves look. I would love to win that last one as I'm quite clastrophobic and wouldn't want to feel like i'm choking on one of the smaller circles of love.

Lauren said...

I'm a follower! I would love to win a tan circle of love scarf!

allred.lauren@gmail.com

Jeanine said...

Loved the bird photos and your scarves are lovely! I would love to win one of your sets~
patjenq@centurytel.net

Susan Martin said...

I found you through a post on the blogger for Local First Arizona! Wonderful creations! I love the style you do which is very long and cowl-neck like! I like drapy! Such wonderful stuff! Thanks!

Lesa said...

These are really pretty! I like the brown & creme, the gray, and the pink & green ones! I do think I like the longer style too...not too constricting around the neck. Great idea and generous giveaway! I'm following now!

doroffee said...

Hi! The birds are really cute, and your scarves are amazing, too! From the pics, I love the last two ones, their color is gorgeous! :)

badorka@vipmail.hu :)

jhitomi said...

new follower as jhitomi. I think these are beautiful, and I would be happy to simply win one of your sweet flower brooches! I love the scarf on top with green on one end, and pink on the other. I love anything with a pink/salmon color in it. Thank you so much for this generous giveaway.

Nikki Cole said...

i like brown and teal
nicole22654@yahoo.com

Magillie said...

Dear Dear Janet-
What a wonderful thing to do in honor of a friend! I will be sure to tweet and post on facebook. If I visit my poor neglected blog I will post there too. xoxo-- jackie
PS-- Love the gray

Jacqueline said...

i love grey! jmmccarr@gmail.com

Bhav said...

Those birds are gorgeous as are the scarves and those tiny cute brooches!
Can't decide on one color...I love the orange and any of the multi colored.
Thank you!
bvbabybv at gmail dot com

Shaha said...

I love the pink and green one
great giveaway
thanks
diarygirl at live dot com
shaha

winslowwoman said...

I love your beautiful cowls!! and your bird photos are amazing. I would be most honored to win one of these works of art.

Dix said...

I am totally about the pink and green but they are all lovely.

Catherine Holman said...

What beautiful scarves with such love behind each one. This is a truly thoughtful giveaway and I would treasure any of them if I'm so lucky to win. I'm a follower on google.
Hugs,
Cathie

fleur said...

Oh Gosh - these are just stunning - you are very gifted, and the sentiment behind them makes me full of hope that friendship and love goes beyond our time here together.

I would OBVIOUSLY adore to win any one of them - and wear them proudly - imagine being able to tell all my friends!!! I love the first one and the fifth one bestest - but hey I'm not fussy!!!!

You are very kind and generous - the world is a better place for blogland isn't it!

Fleur
xxx

Sandy said...

Such beautiful scarves! I would feel honored to win any one of them! Thanks for the opportunity!=)

sturberry said...

Thank you so much for the giveaway!
Purple!

sturberry @ gmail.com

Nancy said...

What gorgeous bluebirds and scarves! In terms of color, I absolutely love the picture of the last scarf you had up, the rust/orange colored one. Everything about it was stunning! Thanks for the great giveaway, and of course I follow you on GFC (Ayereiss/Nancy).

Anonymous said...

What beautiful scarves and the flowers gorgeous. Please enter me into your awesome giveaway. Love pink. Thank you, queentess88@yahoo.com

Pat said...

I love your pics of the birds. So brilliant against the wintry scene. Your scarfs are gorgeous and so full of love. I would love to have any one of your creations.

Sachiko said...

Wow, you have been busy! Look all those things you have created! Thank you for sharing them with us at my link party!

snobrdnchik said...

I love purple nut i also like the one that is pink and brown and looks like there is some green and orange in it too, they are beautiful!
katie_ollmann@msn.com

snobrdnchik said...

I follow with GFC

Tweed Delights said...

I think I share your love of birds Janet - I have a very cute Robin Redbreast at the moment who seems to visit regularly - I LOVE mossy green colours, but hey they all look fabulous and made with loving care, most importantly! Good luck with your Giveaway xx

Tambry said...

The birds are not out where I am with 8" of snow last night. A new scarf is certainly needed here. Brrrrr. I love the fall colored one 2nd to last.

Dee Dee Sorg said...

Thanks for sharing the pictures & wherever you are located - it's not too far from central WI cause that was our temperature this morning too. Snow is on the way - ick!

I would love one of these beautiful scarves in black and orange - I drive a Harley Davidson motorcycle and anytime I can accessorsize those colors I love it! Thanks!

lettielulu said...

I'm already a follower and enjoy your blog! We met in Chantilly over the punchneedle table.

Would love to win one of your colorful scarves, not particular about the color!

We feed birds too but today they are no where to be seen - we have an inch of snow in Wilmington and it's cold, cold, COLD. Don't laugh but that's a lot for us to handle!

Tina said...

Thanks for such a sweet give-away. Your blog and all of your creations make me smile. I love checking in.

Tina N.

The Smith Family said...

What a warm and wonderful giveaway, I'm now a follower, I just discovered your blog and I love blue, red and black. I have a black jacket and a red jacket and would love to have one of these to match. :)

Lorie

Yellow House Knits said...

So beautiful, and what a lovely tribute to your friend Phyllis! I love them all, but I'm especially partial to the pinks and greens. A gorgeous burst of color for a cold winter day!

Linda said...

I love the grey one and adorable the flowers. The circle of love scarves is an amazing idea and I would love to win one and I would like one of those blue birds :) I twitted and facebooked about this giveaway :)

Bagladee said...

Oh I just love the grey one...thanks for the chance to win one of your lovely scarfs.
Emma :)

Cannary Family said...

Your photography and knitting skills are impressive woman! I would love to win one of your beautiful scarves and I am not picky about colors, other than pastels make me look washed out...

Ellen said...

The bluebird photos are awesome! They are beautiful birds...I have never seen so many together! I love your neck scarves...love the browns...and I love those felted flowers too!

Ellen said...

I am a new follower too!

Christine said...

Well, I'm following you!!!

I really love the colors in the green/sparklies/salmon colored scarf, not because it's the first pic listed, but those are the colors I like....and I'm sure it has something to do with the grey of winter here.

Question: what do you put in the water mix? how do you get it out when it's frozen (to refill it) and how do you keep the pan from tipping/falling off the rail? questions questions....

I'm traveling all over your blog right now.....

Pat from Thurgoland said...

I've just stumbled on your fantastic blog, and would love to win one of your giveaways, although I'm not sure of postage costs to the UK. Any colour would be wonderful, I'm at an age when I wear purple with a red hat, and don't even care! Best wishes and look forward to following your blog, Pat from Thurgoland

Jolee said...

Wow! These are SOOOO beautiful. What a labor of love. THANKS! I'd let you surprise me with color. :0) joleehamlin [at] comcast [at] net

gill said...

Am I too late to the party??
Love your bird pics - I've never seen any of these in the UK!
Love your scarves - they would be just perfect as I'm watching England v Wales next month (Rugby) and it's sure to be cold! Any colour would be great!

Susanmeep said...

If sure does sound cold there! I do love the blue birds suelee1998 @ gmail.com