Friday, October 15, 2010

A Birthday Giveaway






Hey there! Once again, time has flown by and my birthday is fast approaching. It's next Monday, October 18th. For those of you who were 'with me' here on my last two birthdays, you know I like to give something away to celebrate the occasion. This time I will be sixty-six years old! Who knew?

A funny thing happened to me the other week....I was driving my little PT Cruiser and just happened to look at my hands on the steering wheel and the oddest thing happened....I really SAW my hands.....and realized they looked like an 'old lady's hands.' It was shocking! Up until that moment, I thought I was handling my age pretty well. Surprise! Surprise! Several times that day, I noticed them and why I hadn't before, I've no idea. I suppose age just creeps up on a person. But, not to worry, I don't feel old....so it will be OK.

Here's what you might receive for my birthday: a pretty little pink rose box that looks like a small suitcase filled with goodies, among them a clip-on rose, a cross-stitch embroidered basket of flowers lingerie bag, a 2011 calendar, a rose cosmetic bag, pink and green buttons in little plastic jars, a card of pink buttons, four spools of silk twist thread, three vials of beads, a pink crocheted doily, a tiny green pottery bowl made by my friend, Burt and one of my current 'favorite' things...an little envelope book I've made just for you.

If you would like to help me celebrate and win these 'goodies' then kindly leave a comment on this blog post and on Monday, October 18, 2010, a little after 10:00, I will have a random drawing and "that old navy man" can choose the winner. Kindly give me a way to reach you should your name be drawn.

How's that for a celebration? I'll look forward to sending these things to one of my blogging friends! I think that is a great way to celebrate my birthday......meantime, take care, pat

PS. I've taken on the little job of writing a 'journal entry' every Thursday at Second Saturday Studio's blog....just a little way to help out those two sweet girls, Micah and Kelly. If you are interested in seeing what I wrote about today...kindly visit Second Saturday Studio HERE. I'll look forward to your comments both here and there!

Also, in Arkansas, we can 'Early' Vote beginning on my birthday....so I definitely will do so on that day...I urge you all to get out and vote....sooner rather than at the last minute. Join me!

37 comments:

Mrs Yappy Dog said...

What pretty things - I would be very happy to receive just the lingerie bag... a lovely sample of your work ... I have old lady hands and a neck to match - since my 50th it has started to creep in - am learning to accept that it's best to grow old gracefully and not fight it! Betty xxx

simple country living! said...

Oh Pat! Them thar's NOT old lady hands....That's CHARACTER!!! And anyhow, we're ONLY as old as we feel! Have a GREAT birthday & MANY blessings to come!

jan said...

What beautiful things to give away, I would love to take part! Hope you have a lovely birthday.

LindaNan said...

My 70 year old hands would love to hold those pretties.

Sharon said...

Pat I wish you the best Happy Birthday,,,, Your gift is lovely bit it is us that should be giving you the gift since you always share the beautiful work you do...thanks for sharing and caring.

Caron said...

Well Happy Birthday to you on the 18th! It's also my "Re-Birthday" as I'm having bariatric surgery on that day. Your giveaway is so special! all those beautiful things?!?! Toss my name into the hat if you would. Hugs to you!_

icitea said...

*hugs* Happy early birthday to you, and may there be many more wonderful days like it. Thank you for sharing this wonderful giveaway with us... so generous! Everything is so lovely, especially the box.

le.paradis.found at gmail dot com

Thelma said...

Hope you have a fabulous birthday Pat! Such an awesome give away you are having. Your not getting old my friend! That just shows years of hard work you have done with your hands.

Josie said...

Pat,
Have a wonderful birthday. Love your little suitcase of pretty things. I would love to be part of your giveaway.

Micah Holden said...

You're so funny! You AND your hands are beautiful and YOUNG! The only indication of 66 is all that wisdom I so LOVE to soak in everytime we visit! (I'm NOT elligable for the giveaway) Happy Birthday Monday, and THANK YOU for all you do!!

Peonies & Magnolias said...

I hope your birthday is as special as you are and it is so nice of you to have such a beautiful give-a-way to celebrate.

I just noticed my hands on my birthday last month for whatever reason and my first thought was my hands were looking more and more like my Mom's. I like the thought that it is character not age especially since I don't feel that old.

Sandy

Amy said...

Happy Birthday Pat, I just mentioned to a friend of mine yesterday that isnt it nice to live in a time when the concept of age and what is considered old has changed so much for the better. Enjoy and celebrate a wonderful day. Amy

COUNTRY PICKINS said...

Happy Birthday Pat! Hope it is a good one. Your hands are a thing of beauty. look at all the beautiful things that your hands have created!!! The giveaway is simply wonderful. and I would love to be entered in it. Blessings, Linda gypsyluv1010@gmail.com

Debbie said...

What a lovely give-away and Happy Birthday to you! Please enter my name. Sometimes today when you have some quiet time, sit and look long and hard at your hands. Think how they have brought you through life. They have cooked, cleaned, written love letters, cuddled children, gave friends warm hugs. I"m sure there is plenty of love in those hands! Debbie (Maine)

gill said...

I know exactly what you mean about old lady's hands!! It's even worse when you compare them to your 21 year old daughter's!!
Gill
PS Can I join in your giveaway from the UK please??

Erin in MI said...

Pat, what a lovely collection of items! I would love to be entered in your birthday drawing. Especially for Burt's bowl ;) Have a wonderful birthday!!

Nicki Lee said...

Hi Pat,
Wishing to the best Birthday ever filled with lots of love and happiness. You've certainly put together a beautiful collection of pretties.... another thing that your hands have created. If only your fingers could talk - what stories they could tell of all the beautiful things you've created over the years.

Many hugs!
Nicki Lee

karmicraft said...

Hi Happy Birthday I would lovem to win your giveaway as a new Crazy Quilter I can always use any new stash items. I hope you have the happiest healthiest year ever. I will have my 60th in February. I had the same feeling you did about becoming what people think of as a old lady.

Grovenore said...

Wishing you a happy, creative birthday. Your giveaway is wonderful. Please enter me.

Grovenore
grovenore.flato@rolln.com

Vivian said...

Happy Birthday, Pat. I smiled when I read your hand story. I looked at mine the other day and thought that. I said to myself, "I need to gain some weight in my hands and wrists." They seem so small, bony, and wrinkly. My husband, the paramedic, said your hands and wrists are fine, you should see some I see.

You're only as old as you feel. Beautiful goodies for a giveaway. God Bless. (My word verification was ensane. I kind of feel that way sometime. lol)

Sherry said...

Hi, Pat! Sending an early happy birthday wish to you. I think so many of us can identify with the hand thing. Just think if we could lose one little wrinkle with every stitch we make! Wouldn't that be a great incentive to be more productive!?! Your giveaway is lovely and, speaking of word verification, mine was "wininal." Do you think it's a sign?

FredaB said...

Dear Pat

Have a great Birthday Day and you should be on the receiving end - not the giving end but sometimes to give is to receive in other ways.

My view on getting older is as long as these birthdays keep coming we should be happy. Just had my 75th. in Sept. and wonder where time has gone. Feel more like 50.

This is the first post I have made since coming out of the hospital. Much catching up to do.

Hugs

FredaB

Nan S. said...

Happy Birthday!!! I love all the rose things. This weekend is our 'Rose Festival" where people from all over the United States come to our city for all the festivities. So those rose items would fit right in! I hope you have a wonderful birthday and take time to look at all those beautiful heirlooms those hands have made! Blessings to you!

Threads-r-Flying said...

Happy birthday from ur friend in Ak.

Christy said...

Geez, Pat, I should've remembered your birthday was coming up because I noted last year that it was close to mine - Nov. 10th. It certainly doesn't seem like a year has gone by! As usual, you are being so generous with your goodies! Happy Birthday and I hope you enjoy this whole Birthday Week!!
Christy botm2@yahoo.com

Anne said...

Wow! What a treasure trove! Speaking of hands, I certainly noticed my aging hands this past Saturday while I was helping my daughter into her wedding dress. A very young matron of honor was also assisting, so there was a stark contrast between her taut, smooth hands and my somewhat crinkly, sun-spotted hands. On the heels of my daughter's wedding, I will turn 50 on October 21! If you'd enjoy seeing my daughter's bridal portraits, you may do so here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11742958@N08/5075189690/in/photostream/

Now to important business: Happy Birthday, Pat! I hope Monday will bring special surprises your way! I happen to believe that people born in October are very special! Remember that you are as young as you feel!

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!! Oh YES...that looks like a YUMM-O giveaway. Please enter me too...

Warm blessings,
Spencer

PS.... I sooooo know what you mean about the hands. Mine look older than my Mum's used to look.

Suze said...

I would love to help you celebrate your birthday! Hope you have a happy day and a happy year!

the woolen cellar said...

What a lovely gift! I love the pinks so much and would love to be the winner.

Gidget said...

Please sign me up for your giveaway. I will keep my fingers crossed. I love reading your blog :).

Deb said...

A very happy birthday to you Pat. Any hands that can create the things of beauty that you do can not be considered old. I would be thrill to win your Birthday giveaway !

Simply Lavender said...

Pat: HAPPY BIRTHDAY tomorrow! These b-days sure do roll around quickly!
October is a great month to have a birthday! Mine is on the 25th.
Of course, your give-a-way is again so wonderful. Lovely things!
Wishing you a most lovely and pleasant celebration! I always enjoy reading what you are up to.
HUGS.
Dix (www.2deezz@comcast.net)

Mona said...

Pat - I am always inspired by your site...you've been one of my favorites that I go to when I'm lacking in my creativity. I hope you have a blessed birthday! and your hands... don't you worry about that... think of all the things those beautiful hands have created!

Mona said...

Pat - I love your site! You have been one of my favorites that I go to for inspiration. I hope you have a wonderful birthday... and those hands.... they have made so many beautiful things... the pin pricks.. the hot glue burns.. the fatigue and cramping tired fingers... they just add character! Have a blessed day!

fiberdoodles said...

Happy Birthday sweet friend!! I hope your day is fun and wonderful ~ just as you are :0)

Darlene said...

Happy Birthday, hope I'm not too late. ddoesch@yahoo.com

Sarah or Semmy said...

What a delightful give away! Those "hands" show others that here is a Lady who has used those hands to bless her family and others. Have you ever noticed the hands of others. who use them so much in different ways, are strong hands and constantly being used to accomplish dreams. Thank you for the chance to win. Happy Birthday.

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