Tuesday, October 13, 2009

My 65th Birthday "Giveaway"






A busy, rainy day here at the nest today with lots to try and accomplish....but I wanted to take the time to announce a Giveway!

This Sunday (October 18) I will be 65 years old. 65!!!! Do I feel older? Sort of, but in many ways, I feel like a 40 year old trapped in a 65 year old body. And, if you are anywhere near my age...I know you feel the same way. The only time I really feel older, though, is when it's one of my kid's birthdays.

So, in honor of this milestone birthday, I would like to give you something. I love giving things away. To one of my blog readers I am gifting one of my crazy quilted hearts...this time it's a pin, although the pin on the back could be removed so it could be used as a pincushion if you were so inclined.

This heart is 3 inches wide and 3 3/4 inches tall. It is made in the crazy quilt style which I love, and is embellished with a vintage glass button and several vintage glass beads. There are dragonfly beads...they are not vintage and several glass/metal beads which are vintage. There is also embroidery in metallic threads and some black ric-rac with metallic thread running through it. The edge is beaded, as you've seen so often on my work.

I once walked into an antique store wearing another version of this black heart pin. As I walked into the store the owner shouted from the back of the room...."You have a beautiful heart!" "How do you know?" I said. He said, "Well, I meant the one you are wearing!" And, we both laughed. Actually, the light above me had lit the pin up, making it sparkle, and he noticed it immediately. I always remember that story when making these heart pins.

Would you like this selection of black 'jewels' from my collection? (The heart pin, 1 bead tray, 2 pkgs, Delica beads, 3 butterfly beads, 3 dragonfly beads, one photo frame charm, 4 vintage black glass buttons and 1 ball of size 12 DMC Perle Cotton) If so, please leave a comment (make sure I have a way to contact you) and this Sunday (after 10:00 pm), I will have that old navy man choose a winner. Meantime, be safe out there and take care! pat

73 comments:

Dolores said...

Wow, first off, I always sign my emails with 'take care.' Secondly, happy birthday to both of us since I will be 57 that day. A wonderful day on the calendar it is. Yes, I would like to be part of your giveaway. I love all the attention to detail that you put in your work.

Karen said...

Pat,
Have a really Happy Birthday on the 18th. Feeling the same way you do, I feel so old when I realize that I have 30+ yo children! Love love love your hearts!! You do such lovely work and I am so happy to have found your blog!penguingranny55@yahoo.com

Lizzie said...

How lovely Pat, Happy Birthday for Sunday. I know what you mean about the kids birthdays, for me it's the grandkids b/days that make me think 'Wow, how did that happen?'.
Have a great day,
Lizzie
XXX

Darlene said...

Have a great birthday. Please add my name to the giveaway...

atbquilting said...

Happy Birthday -- You are only as old as you feel!

sandi s said...

I hope you have a great birthday!! I always plan fun for mine. I love them and I will be 59 on my next one. I have followed your blog for awhile and really enjoy it. I love the different hearts you have done. Sandi szil949@yahoo.com

Maggie Ann said...

Who wouldn't love one of your beautiful creations?! Happy Birthday to you! Every year is a gift isn't it. I will be 62 after Christmas. I don't feel much different but some days....grin.

Christine said...

Many Happy Returns for your coming birthday Pat! I know what you mean about a younger mind trapped in an older body, me too! I try to keep up with the latest gadgets and expressions and keep my mind active, but the body keeps letting me down, VBG. All the best from Sydney, Australia.
Christine.
PS the word verification is hatters, very appropriate for me !!
Mad as and also make them !!

Aida Costa said...

WOW - this is a gorgeous pin, Pat!! I love black :)

I wish you a fantastic 65th Birthday and many happy returns!!!

Aida
knittingdivine@hotmail.com
http://knittingdivine.blogspot.com/

One Craft at a Time said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I would love a chance to win your heart.

beck1855@yahoo.com

Sarah or Semmy said...

Happy Birthday from my heart and I certainly would like to win your elegant heart. e4e823l@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Happy 65th birthday and may you have many more! Love your gorgeous give-away! Love your blog! Debbie (Maine)
campmoxie@yahoo.com.au

brenco1 said...

Of course I love to comment on this one. One I know you "have a heart" a very big one. Happy Birthday - remember I am having fun for you this week. LOL
Hugs Brenda

Linda said...

Happy Birthday and many more for creating beautiful hearts. They are so wonderful...I do hope that I will win your heart...especially since I am two years older than you!Love the freedom of knowing "I am, what I am..." Linda

Julie said...

Happy Birthday! Enjoy your special day. As one turning 60 in a month, I sure understand your comments about being of an age, but feeling as though the mind is much younger. LOL

Julie
In San Diego, CA

EMBELLISHER said...

Happy Birthday Pat. What a wonderful way to celebrate your birthday, you sure have a beautiful heart.
Please add my name to the draw, it would be wonderful to win and I would treasure that heart.

Kinderfalls Primitives said...

Happy Birthday Pat. I know what you mean about a younger mind trapped in an old body. I'm 60 next birthday and don't feel a day older than I did at 35. It's always a bit of a shock when I look into the mirror and see an old woman lookin back out at me. I love your giveaway and hope I'm in with a chance of winning it. Pam x

Cobi said...

happy birthday to you. age is just a number, I often forget my age. I've been ill for over 8 years and feel trapped inside the cage that my body is. but my mind is young and I love to laugh and create. I've been in love with your work since the first time I saw your blog and I've been following it ever since. I would be delighted to win and get to see your work up close. and I will gladly use the other goodies too. best wishes and have a wonderful day.

Caron said...

Pat, I'd love to be included in your giveaway! Love reading your blog (as you know). Wish I was a fly on the wall of your studio. Also want to wish you a very Happy Birthday. Remember, it's just a number.

Thelma said...

What an awesome giveaway! Whomever wins will be so lucky. Hope your birthday is filled with lots of fun! You share the same birthday as my dad. He will be 73 Sunday.

Micah Holden said...

Happy early birthday Pat! Looks like MAYBE you'll get some sunshine for your special day... (lets hope) Many many blessings!!

Robbie Payne said...

A 40 year old trapped in a 65 year old body! I'm only an 18 year old trapped in this 62 year old body! Funny how that works isn't it! Happy (upcoming) BD!

Karen Burke said...

Happy Birthday, Pat! I know exactly what you mean when you say young attitude in an old body : )

Wow, did that go fast! Have a wonderful birthday weekend.

Fondly, Karen
toots.karen@hotmail.com

StitchinByTheLake said...

Happy Birthday Pat! I just celebrated my 63rd and like you, I'm not sure how I got here. :) But I definitely want to be included in this giveaway - I'd love to have that black heart! blessings, marlene

Kathy said...

Happy birthday Pat. Love your blog. I would so like to win the heart pin and beads. Thanks for the generous giveaway.

COUNTRY PICKINS said...

OMG I love that heart...so please enter me. What talent you have. Hope you have a happy happy birthday and many more. I know exactly how you feel trapped in your body...me too! hugs, Linda

Lisa said...

What gorgeous hearts you make! I love the story you posted with this one and would love to be part of your giveaway! Blessings!

Bellamere Cottage said...

Happy Birthday Pat! How lovely to GIVE on this special day....and how I would LOVE to receive!!! :-)

Please enter me too...

Blessings,
Spencer

Librarian Lee said...

I would love to be part of your give away - your creations are so incredible. Talent and skill, I am always amazed at your work! leeannwilmot@gmail.com.

Shari said...

Happy Birthday - it is a true milestone day and thank you for sharing it with us. These are some very elegant looking prizes you have chosen. I would be happy to have them join the rest of their stash cousins at my house in Colorado. Your blog is a treat to look at. Thanks for the opportunity. Shari in Colorado ladyjspice@aol.com

Sharon said...

Oh Pat the heart is just gorgeous. happy 65th birthday. And as the saying goes on any given day we are only as old as we feel.... I wish you many many more. And thank you for making something so beautiful for somebody to enjoy.

JeanneZ said...

HAPPY Birthday. I hope you get to do something special to celebrate it. Hope you get everything you want and more.
JeanneZ

Ruth said...

Welcome to the new middle ages!Ruthie

Elena said...

Happiest of BD's to you Pat...I would so love your giveaway...as I'm obscessed with crazy quilting and all the embellishments that go with it. I feel like you too...young in a just turned 67 yr. old body!! Funny how that happens!!! I will follow your blog now too...Hugs..Elena elenacope@yahoo.com

Eileene said...

OMG a great site you have. I just turned 61 and I feel just like you. My body is old but my mind is like a 20 year old.hehehe Enjoy your birthday and I hope I win. Eileene eileeneg2002@yahoo.com I live in Mansfield, Arkansas. Yea Arkansas

Eileene said...

OMG a great site you have. I just turned 61 and I feel just like you. My body is old but my mind is like a 20 year old.hehehe Enjoy your birthday and I hope I win. Eileene eileeneg2002@yahoo.com I live in Mansfield, Arkansas. Yea Arkansas

Anonymous said...

Hi and happy birthday from a sunny but windy Oz. I too have a young mind trapped in a 71 yr young body. It's really hard when you realise that you have son who is 50.would love to win to settle theshock. Hugs Pam in Oz

AngelDoll said...

Wishing you a very Happy Birthday "39th" on the 18th...(and maybe I will have a chance to win your wonderful giveaway). Thank you for you...and your great blog posts. I am a faithful follower and fan of your lovely work.

tisme said...

I love your little pin, pincushion.
I am almost 52 and wonder where the years went. Happy Birthday to you!
My oldest is 34 and my baby is 16. Makes me feel old and young at the same time. lol

Sheila said...

Happy Birthday
Your pin is beautiful and I would love to put my name in for your giveaway.
sheilarbales@gmail.com

sewinggranny said...

Oh what a beautiful heart you have. I would love to win it. That sounds like a song I lost my heart in San Francisco ...is that kind of like giving your heart away?

I hope your day is full of Wonderful birthday surprise and you are surrounded by the love of family and friends.

I do know about feeling older with each childs birthday. My oldest turns 42 soon. My youngest turned 32 in May and the middle was 40 in July.

I would simply love to be in your drawing. I would love to use the extra things in a black and white block. I would cherish your birthday heart forever.
Beckie

FredaB said...

Hope the old navy man digs deep and picks mine. They are beatiful pins and I would love to have one.

Your work is very nice.

Hugs

FredaB

fmbutler@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Lovely lovely work, if we could all be so lucky. Hope your birthday is extra special

Crazy Mom Tats! said...

Happy Birthday!! I hope you have a wonderful day, and a terrific year.

65 years young is a great thing!

I'm drooling at the thought of that gorgeous pin - and my name to the list for the giveaway.

Deb said...

Happy Birthday Pat, I would love to be part of your give away as i admire your work greatly, Thanks so much Deb

Anonymous said...

Pat,
I hope you have a great birthday. This one is a milestone that I am fast approaching. The pin you are giving away is lovely. I would love to be included in your giveaway.

Cynthia Green
cpgreen@ameritech.net

Amy said...

Happy Birthday! Just found your blog and love it!

Amy
watuwando@comcast.net

Debbie said...

Happy Birthday, Patricia!

You make all that black look so elegant. Please count me in.

Lelia said...

Happy Birthday!!! And thx for sharing your special day with this giveaway : ) count me in, too

leliaevelyn(at)gmail(dot)com

Digital Misfit said...

Happy Birthday!
You may be turning 65, but your beautiful work indicates that you have the dexterity of a person half your age. The obvious passion you put into your craft inspires me.
Cheers to many more happy, crafty years!

hugs,
Heidi
heidig@gmail.com

Pat E. said...

Happy Birthday!!
I am right behind you in age and feel that it only gets better, so I'm looking forward to 65. As long as we all can appreciate the beauty in the world and others, and can add to the beauty with what we do and say (including our crazy quilting), things can only be good.

Kathleen said...

Pat,

Have a very happy birthday on the 18th. My oldest son (of 3)reminded me the other day that he will be 40 on his next birthday. I knew that in my head, but it did seem strange to be confronted with the fact that I have an almost 40-year-old son when I feel no differently than I did when I was 20! Of course, some things have slowed down a bit, but my attitude remains the same. Thanks for your generosity in holding this giveaway!

Roseanna said...

What a gorgeous giveaway! The detail is so impressive and I love "blacK" anything.

Prairie Thistle said...

Happy Birthday Pat. I've noticed that there are a lot of blogger birthdays this week, also, today is my birthday.

Love the beautiful black heart and would be happy to give it a good home.

Juliet A said...

Believe it or not, my birthday is Oct. 18 too. I happen to be married to a man who spent 30 years of his life in the Navy, too.

That is a beautiful pin you are giving away, I am just happy that you posted it so that I could see it.

Mimi said...

Wow - you go girl! Have a happy birthday celebration.

Aik said...

Happy Birthday! I'd love to enter your giveaway! Thanks!

aikychien at yahoo dot com

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

This is a drop dead gorgeous pin! All you goodies look so pretty - I would love to rummage through your stash! lol
Have a wonderful birthday and yes, I know exactly what you are talking about except I am a 17 yr old trapped in a 53 yr old body that sometimes feels 63!
Hugs,
Kerry
kerrykatiecakeskeb43@gmail.com

sparkle jars said...

Happy Birthday!!!
Yes, I believe you are a 40 year old trapped in a 65 year old body!
:-)

Jeanie said...

Happy Birthday Pat!!!

The pin is beautiful and I'd love to have one of my own.

I just found your blog.I am new to reading blogs and I'll be sure to put yours in my favorites.
jeanie62@maine.rr.com

Kim said...

Happy Early Birthday! Please enter me in your beautiful Heart Pin giveaway - Thanks!
kimberlybreid@hotmail.com

parasols and maryjanes said...

I love your heart as well. Happy Birthday to come and welcome to the age of 65. It's not so bad here at all!
Carol

Denny1600 said...

Wow! You're giving the gifts on your birthday! You're generous.

Happy Birthday!

Your work is beautiful. I'd love to win these items.

I'm just starting to learn some crazy quilting. Fun and challenging.

Denny
denny1600@gmail.com

Grace Wong said...

Wow, that is an AMAZING heart!
I'd love to win it!

shou.milk@gmail.com

Christy C. said...

Many Happy Returns of the Day! I love your site - it's relaxing - like a letter from a friend. I would love to have the Black Jewel Heart. It's beautiful and you're so talented! Thank you so much. Have a wonderful B-day weekend!

Christy C. said...

I forgot to give you my email ...
botm2@yahoo.com

Sandy said...

Love, Love, Love your pincushions and all the beading. What a joy it would be to win your "65th Birthday Giveaway". I think embellishment is one of the most relaxing times I have. I hope you have the "bestest" of birthday's ever!!! Keep up the good work (I love your blog too!)

stitches said...

I just love, love, love your embellished pieces. You have a real talent in putting all the pieces together. I would be honored to receive your "giveaway". I hope your 65th birthday is wonderful and that you have the greatest of days. Enjoy!!

Egater said...

Happy Birthday! And happy other days too :)

pippirose said...

Happy Birthday!
Your needlework is so beautiful...
:o)
pippirose59 at gmail dot com

NEEDLEWINGS said...

Well Happy 65th BD!!! You are as young as you feel! Well, I think your mind remains forever young, it's the body that doesn't stay that way. lol I will hit senior status next month!

Your heart is awesome! Lots of lovely detail. It's something that I don't do myself, so would love to be in your drawing. Thanks! Going back to read your other posts! Wanda
needlewings@mac.com

Judy said...

Happy Birthday my dear friend. I hope your day is filled with happiness and joy. And the antique dealer was right, you do have a beautiful heart.

Jim said...

Oh, Precious! I truly can not believe that you will be 65 years young today! It seems like 4 score and 7 years ago we were just mere little tikes starting out quilting.
You are such a great inspiration to me and all your real firends and cyber space friends. keep up the fantastic creative work that gives so many happy blogs and multi-creative ideas. You are the Goddess of the Thread. Love, Tickles and Giggles

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