Thursday, March 5, 2009

My First Give Away

I just got to thinking about those of you who I've connected with via posts, comments and email and the very many who I've yet to "meet" out there in blogland, which prompted me to have my very first "Give Away". In so many different ways, each and every one of you has "touched" me and now I'd like to offer something in return.

After rearranging, tidying and reappointing what once was my design and painting studio, I came up with a few items that I'd like to share with you. The first item is this little turned wooden lamp that I designed and painted back in 2001, which sat on the top of my filing cabinet til a couple of weeks ago.


In a wrap around design, it features bittersweet vines, Canada goose decoy, salt glazed crock with a blue heart motif, pumpkin and a brass oil lamp. It is painted in acrylic and oil and is antiqued to give it a vintage look.
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The colors are in an aged red, white and blue theme and would compliment any decor. It stands about 9" tall from the base to the top of the fixture where the light bulb sits and the only caveat is that you'll have to provide your own lampshade.
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Okay so here's the deal.
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1. You must have a blog.
2. Leave me a comment.
3. If you'd like a second entry, mention it on your blog then come back to let me know. For each person that mentions your name in their comment as having been referred by you, your name will be entered again.
4. Make sure there's a link back to your blog (or an email address) so if you win, I'll have a way of contacting you.
5. I will pick the winner on the day of my 50th post which I estimate to be on or around the 17th of March.
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I hope I've covered everything. If you have any questions, just ask. Happy stitching!

45 comments:

Dolores said...

What a beautiful piece of work. The Canada goose got to me. I would love to "win" it.

Thearica said...

What a beautiful lamp! My husband is a wood-turner but only turns salad bowls, vases and artistic pieces. I would love to display this lamp amongst the art we have in our home.

I am gone to add this to my blog!

If I should win you can contact me via: wwbjr@earthlink.net

Have a wonderful day!

Sara said...

What a beautiful lamp. Its very pretty and you did that yourself? I'm jealous, I am no where near that talented!

Thearica said...

Well, unexpected company delayed my adding your give-away to my blog but it is posted now. Hope you get lots of traffic!

pigtaledesigns.net
wwwbjr@earthlink.net

Kimberly said...

Love the painting! What a great prize for any lucky gal to win... but I know you don't want to pick just 'any' gal... you want me!!
Hugs to you Kaaren!

Pat said...

It's beautiful Kaaren. Someone is going to be very lucky!!

Julie said...

wow kaaren, what a lovely piece! would look so nice in my home, so i'd love to enter your giveaway please?
i've put it on my blog.
take care,
julie x

Thecraftytrundler said...

I've never been to your blog before, but was directed here by 'Bushbabyjag'. I love patchwork, and your blog is truly inspirational!!!!
It would be lovely to be entered in your 'giveaway', and I will definitely be visiting again!!!

Great blog!!!!!

Sharon xx

Jeanette said...

What a lovely lamp. I'm sure i'll find a lovely spot to display it should i win. Off to tell about the giveaway on my blog. Oh yes i learnt about the giveaway on Julies blog Bush Baby Jag

Carrie ~ Cricketwood Prims and Gardens said...

Wow! What a special lamp to giveaway Kaaren. You do beautiful work!! My sister paints so I can appreciate your talent. I painted dot flowers on Easter Eggs one time with my sister, LOL..... she did floating C stroke bunnies and chicks...
A special prize for someone...

marie said...

Hi Kaaren,
What a great lamp! The painting is beautiful!!
I'd love a chance to have it for my very own.

marie said...

I'm back ~ I posted about Give Away on my blog this afternoon!

mandapanda said...

What gorgeous folk art! My Mother does Australian flowers folk art, I must show some on my blog when I get the chance!! Please enter me in your drawing, and Bush Baby Jag again for letting me know of your giveaway and your beautiful blog! Manda xx

http://kraftypanda.blogspot.com

Mel said...

Oh, beautiful Kaaren! I would cherrish it!!

Mel said...

Ok I've posted about your giveaway on my blog http://melsownplace.blogspot.com/2009/03/giveaway-link.html I've told them to say that 'Mel' sent them! ;)

Pat said...

Okay...I'm telling you...."Mel sent me" (she did,so give her another chance in your giveaway!!!) I have a blog linked to my name, so you can find me easily when you need to notify me that I won!!! :) VERY nice prize, by the way. You are an extremely talented gal from what I can see here on this blog.

Kate/Massachusetts said...

What a beautiful lamp base! Your painting is stunning! Thank you for the chance to enter you giveaway! Mel sent me ~

dfuller55 at verizon dot net

Lurline said...

Kaaren, Mel sent me - so pleased she did - love your work!
Hugs - Lurline♥

annemarie said...

Oh do I love this - hope I am lucky. a.haun@sbcglobal.net

annemarie said...

Mel sent me - am so glad she did. a.haun@sbcglobal.net

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Hi!! Mel sent me and I am so glad she did, just beautiful work, beautiful!

Annette said...

Beautiful painting. Lovely talent.

Carrie P. said...

Kaaren,
I can't believe you are going to give that away. It is beautiful. It would be so awesome if I won. I will mention your giveaway on my blog tomorrow. Prepare to read lots of comments.

Micki said...

I am from Ireland, and I am so glad that I found your blog. I would love to enter your giveaway as your work is gorgeous.
I will post your giveaway on my blog too.
Micki

Stellar Creations said...

Hi Kaaren.. I came across your blog by clicking other blogs and I came across your giveaway. It's beautiful.. I want it, I promise to take good care of it.. lol. I am posting it on my blog today. Have a great day!

Hugs,
Stella

Country Whispers said...

This is beautiful. You did a great job in painting it. I wish I had such talent!

Sew Many Ways... said...

You are so talented...this lamp wonderful and such a generous giveaway. Thanks for the chance.
~Karen~

Doreen said...

Beautiful lamp!! :) purposedrivenlife4you (at) gmail (dot) com

2ne said...

Great blog you have and a nice lamp. Have a great day

miniaturequilter said...

Just gorgeous! I love love pumkins, and that is beautiful! Please enter me into your giveaway.
www.miniaturequilter.blogspot.com

Darlene said...

Beautiful! I hope you're enjoying blogging!

Amy said...

Kaaren,
The little lamp is wonderful.....I want it......You are a very talented person.....I LUV you pincushion bird.....and the sewing book.......Geez, you are busy,lol! Amy

Candace said...

Hi Kaaren, your lamp is gorgeous - what talent you have! I've mentioned your giveaway on my blog as well!
Cheers!

Marty's Fiber Musings said...

Love the choice for your first giveaway. Glad you are so generous and sure hope it's mine.

Marty's Fiber Musings said...

Okay, now then Kaaren, your wonderful give away is published on my blog. Whoopee!

Linda said...

Beautiful! You are very creative! Good luck on your additional postings to get to 50! Congratulations on your first giveaway!
Linda

Tom H said...

It looks like in addition to painting, you have many areas of talent. I like your painting style, especially as in the lamp. And os course, the sewing items are great too.

Sandy said...

Wow, great lamp. Gorgeous painting, count me in for your giveaway. I too am new to blogging and love it!

Sandy said...

Hi again. I blogged about your giveaway on my blog. Good luck to me! LOL

pwl said...

It's a lovely lamp base - and I especially like the Canada goose! I don't win things, but I know whoever does will absolutely adore it!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Sandy over at Sandy's in Stitches sent me over and I'm so glad she did. What a beautiful piece of art this lamp base is. Please count me in the drawing. blessings, marlene

Vintage Sandy said...

Beautiful lamp... I'd love to win and I will add your giveaway to my blog

You can contact me at smiller50@neo.rr.com

tisme said...

I love your painted lamp. Wow, this was my first visit and am just amazed at the painting you do. I will be a frequent visitor in the future. I would love to win your lamp.
I found your blog by visiting a blog I always read which is
Quilting and Carving, by Tom.
So he gets the credit for pointing me in your direction.
Tammy
I will post about your great lamp on my blog!

Linda said...

Wow Kaaren are you ever talented. I was at Sandy's in Stitches and saw your giveaway. What a great idea. I'm new to blogging as well and I'm from Ontario too. We might be neighbors. Linda

Judy said...

Your lamp would look perfect on my DH's desk. It is beautiful and the colors are just right.