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