"It is a token of health and gentle characteristics when women of high thoughts and accomplishments love to sew; especially as they are never more at home with their own hearts than while so occupied." ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne

Saturday, May 19, 2012

My Four Year Anniversary! Give Away Time!!

I cannot believe it has been 4 years since I have started blogging! Goodness, where does the time go? I must say, I have not blogged as much as I would like to. I just adore my Grand babies, and try to spend as much time as I can with them, they are truly my pure joy! I still keep busy with my primitives, and try to keep my deadlines current for both my TDIPT and Primitive Handmades Mercantile. I know if I didn't have those dates to keep me motivated, well, I wouldn't get much done!  I have just finished another hooked rug, I wish I had more time to "hook", it is so relaxing, and brings so much joy!! I have also been trying to read more!! I used to be an avid reader and have felt guilty I have not kept up with it, my sweet husband gave me a Kindle for Christmas, I am doing my best to read a little every night! My sweet Grand babies love Dr Seuss! So Grandma gets some reading time during the day too! :)  I want to thank each and everyone of you who stop in from time to time!  I am giving away a sweet little strawberry pin keep! I just love making them! I would love for someone out there to win this,along with the strawberry pin keep I will add some "extra" primitive goodies :), I love surprises, don't you!! So all you need to do is leave a comment! I will draw the winning blogger on June 15th!! I will post the winner that evening!! Thank you again for all your kind comments, I love hearing from you!! I hope this finds you enjoying a lovely sunny day!! 
Primitive Blessings to You!
Mona Holland
My Old Crow Primitives 

49 comments:

~Sara said...

Four years!? Wow. How wonderful.Congrats! The grandchildren always come first, so much fun.I would love to be entered in your giveaway.You make such nice things. /thank you and Happy reading. ~Sara

Danice said...

Congratulations Mona :) The giveaway is beautiful also. I will post to my sidebar

Tam said...

4 years, wow i bet it seems like yesterday, please enter me this is a very unique pinkeep

Jacqueline said...

No one other than another Grandparent can understand the joy you talk about. I love spending time with my Grandkids too.

Thanks for a chance at your beautiful strawberry..

jleibfried@aol.com

denise said...

you're lucky to be able to spend time with your grandbabies. i wish mine were closer so i could.happy anniversary! please enter my name in the giveaway. denise[cheermom1954@aol.com]

Ann said...

Mona, Your grandchildren will always remember this special time with you.

I'd love to be entered into your giveaway. Stop over and see me- I'm giving away a basket.

~Ann

Jean @ Prim Crafts said...

Congrats Mona! Time sure does fly by~ making memories with your grandbabies truly is something they will cherish.
I'd love the chance to win this beautiful strawberry pinkeep.
Blessings,
Jean

Beckyjean said...

Congrats on 4 years of blogging. I don't blog as much as I used to either, but I am so glad that I found the blogging community. I have "met" so many kind & generous people & learned so much. I would love to be entered for a chance to win your beautiful pin keep.

Have a wonderful day~Becky

Jean said...

I love the give away.Pin keeps are my favorite thing.Thanks for the chance to win it. Jean

Cyn said...

How time flies. Great giveaway!

Lori P said...

Good job Mona! I love your blog!
The strawberry is beautiful.

Lori

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Congratulations on your 4 yrs of Blogging! How exciting! Love your strawberry Pin keep. I'd Love a chance to win. I am a follower of your Blog. I posted your Giveaway on my sidebar. Enjoy your day!!

sandraallen260@centurytel.net

primitivebettys said...

That is a charming strawberry! You so such lovely work. :-)

TheCrankyCrow said...

Ahhhh....Dr. Seuss is one of my all-time favorites! ;o) So glad you are getting to spend time with your grandbabies....

Congratulations on 4 years of blogging! Wow! That's amazing...Four years ago I didn't even know there were such things as blogs! ;o) I would love to be entered in your amazing giveaway - the pinkeep is absolutely delightful - as is everything that comes from your hands. You know I'm a huge, huge, fan.....I will post on my blog sidebar as well.

Thank you for this wonderful opportunity....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

BumbleBeeLane said...

Mona~ Yes,life gets the best of our time sometimes.But those grandbabies will only be young once so enjoy every second of it..smile...Good thing is we'll always be here to share your moments when you get the time..Congrats on 4 years! Warm Blessings!~Amy

Rugs and Pugs said...

Mona ~
Congrats on 4 years. Time flies when you are having fun!
So nice that you get to spend lots of time with the grands. I'm sure they treasure their time with you.
As much as I love your pin keep, I will sit this give-away out since I won one of your give-aways in the past.
Pug hugs :)
Lauren

Brush Creek Annies said...

Love this giveaway! Please enter me! Congrats on your 4 years! Jenny

Marilyn said...

Congratulations Mona for 4 year anniversary! Time flies for sure..
I would love to be entered in your giveaway. The berry is wonderful! Would love to display it in my home.
I am posting this on my blog too..

Blessings
Marilyn
Harvest Moon Prims

Michelle said...

Congratulation! 4 years of blogging sure goes by quickly. I would love to be entered for a chance to win your beautiful pin keep. Thank you so much for hosting such a cute giveaway.
xoxo

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

Congratulations on your blogaversary! Love your little pinkeep! Thank you so much for the chance to win. Have a lovely day!

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Kathy (woolfind) said...

Congratulations on your 4 years! Doesn't time fly by so quickly anymore? Your strawberry pin keep is adorable. Would love a chance to win it :). I hope you post a picture of the hooked rug you just finished!

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

4 years!!! It does not seem so long ago...Congrats! Most of all I love your creations and especially the strawberry pin keep. If I should win I would give it a good home, so kindly enter me in your give away.
Thanks for sharing,
Much Peace,
Barb

TeresaM said...

Time sure does fly by!!! Love love love it Mona!!!

~Teresa~

Patti said...

Congratulations on 4 years! Please enter me in your generous giveaway!
Blessings, Patti

Lori @ applegrovetreasures said...

Hi Mona, congratulations on 4 years...wow! I just started blogging the beginning of this year and really making some great friends, please stop by and visit:) I would love to be entered into your giveaway, your pinkeep is adorable. Thanks you so much for the chance.

Raggedy Creations said...

Would love a chance to win your lovely pinkeep Mona. Please enter me in your giveaway. I will post on my sidebar.

Felicia

janet said...

CONGRATULATIONS on 4 years...

Unknown said...

I remember a elderly lady telling me to enjoy my life,get out & do things with my family because when she looked back her life had just flown by and I now understand what she was saying.~~ Thanks for doing a giveaway Mona,I adore your work and my little crow I bought from you. XOXO~~Pam

Allenz said...

Congrats on 4 years of great blogs. I do enjoy reading them. Aren't grandchildren just the biggest blessing? I just love my little grandson to the moon and back. He is my pride and joy. Please enter me in you giveaway. I'd love the chane to win your fab strawberry pinkeep.

Blessings,
Lynn

Cottonwood Lane Primitives said...

Congrats on four years! That's quite an accomplishment to keep this up that long! I'm trying to spend more time reading too. I always looked forward to summer vacations to get a lot of reading in and I miss it. Hope to one day be able to share my love with grandkids! Please enter me in your drawing--that's a lovely pinkeep! ~Roberta

Meadowbrook Cabin Primitives said...

Hi Mona,

Your pin keep is so sweet and I would love to enter your giveaway.

Congrats on 4 years of blogging !

I love your creations !

Hugs,
Linda

Primitive Stars said...

Hi Linda, love the berry pin keep, have just the spot for it, tee hee. Could I please be in the giveaway,thanks, Happy Blogaversary Francine.

Primitive Stars said...

Hello, oops, I made a bad boo boo, it`s Hi Mona, so sorry, me bad!!! Blessings Francine.

Teresa S. said...

I am a new follower. Please include me in your giveaway drawing.

Wicked Faerie Queen said...

This is so beautiful! Please enter me in your lovely giveaway. I am spreading the word too.

Thanks
Sue

Barb said...

Hi Mona,
I cannot believe I have not been here before! I am your newest follower by way of Vicky's Art.
Love your pin keep. I will add this to my side bar. Will be back to visit again!!
Thanks for such a fabulous giveaway.
Barb

Barb said...

Sorry Mona it was The Firecracker Kid. To many brain cells have vanished lately!
Enjoy your day and your grandkids!
Barb

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh, I love strawberries and surprises are fun, too! Thanks so much! I'm a happy follower, too!

Chenille Cottage said...

What a wonderful blog! I am very patriotic and, love things red, white and blue...americana and folkart style.!
Your creations are so charming!
Blessings and many thanks for your delightful giveaway!
Carolynn

Carol Stuck said...

Hi Mona:

What a wonderful giveaway and congrats on 4 years of blogging bliss. Here is to four more!!!!

Please enter me for a chance to win. Thanks for offering this fun giveaway!

hugs and smiles,
Carol

Carmen and the Primcats said...

Congrats on 4 years! Love this pinkeep! Would love to add it to my collection. Please sign me up!

Carmen and the Primcats

Willow Creek Crossing said...

Hi Mona,
So glad you found me through my pineapple pattern! Your blog is wonderful! You do beautiful work! I love this pinkeep and would love to see it sitting next to my sewing machine, one of my favorite things to do since I was 10 years old, long long ago! Wow, 4 years congratulations! They say time flies when you are having fun! And your grand babies, how sweet, lucky you! I look forward to following your blog and thanks for following me as well!
~Smile~
Donna

Jan - Life on Buttermilk Hill said...

Hi Mona! Best wishes on your 4th anniversary! I just started blogging in January and it helps keep me sane! I love your "berry beautiful" pinkeep and would love a chance to win it! Have a "berry nice " weekend!--Jan

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

Hi Mona! Wishing you a very happy Anniversary! Your pinkeep is adorable - I love pinkeeps! Please include me in your drawing. Thanks so much! Blessings

A Primitive Homestead said...

I would like to be entered in your wonderful giveaway please. The pinkeep & those Pres pillows are amazing. Congrats! Blessings!
Lara

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Oh my word ~ how in the world did I miss this one. Oh please enter me in before it's to late!!!!
Thanks a bunch ~ wonderful giveaway!!!
Prim Blessings
Robin

saltandpepper said...

Congratulations on 4 years of Blogging! Thank you for a chance to win your Strawberry Giveaway & other surprises.
Christine

Cat Haven Crafts said...

Would love to be entered in your giveaway! Thanks much!