Monday, October 15, 2012

My 2012 Birthday GIVEAWAY!

Well, here it is Sunday night and my 68th birthday is this Thursday, October 18, 2012.  Do you remember that I enjoy giving something away for my birthday?  I's great fun.  So, I'm hoping you would like to win this little birthday gift!  If you will leave a comment on this blog post, you
could possibly win...well, you have just as good a chance as anyone.  Even if you live far, far away from me -  even in another country, go for it. Just be sure I have a way to get in touch with you.  I will announce the winner, late this Thursday night!
So, here is what you could win: a 6 inch x 6 inch mixed media piece I created at the downtown studio.  For some reason,  you can always expect a bird somewhere on each piece I make.   And, of course, I did use those rose paper napkins again.  And, a hand-drawn vine...if this were a quilt, I would have embroidered those.
A little handwritten poem.   Here is the whole poem if you are interested:

The Sweetest Flower That Blows  

The sweetest flower that blows
I give you as we part;
For you it is a rose;
For me it is my heart.

The fragrance it exhales
(Ah, if you only knew!)
Which but in undying fails,
It is my love of you.

The sweetest flower that grows
I give you as we part;
You think it but a rose;
Ah, me! it is my heart.

by Frederick Peterson

I think it's just a cute little piece of art....and fun.  Yes, the birds were on a paper napkin also.

Rubber stamp dots on the edges.  I have used that particular rubber stamp countless times and know I will again.  Well, I already have...will show you my newest piece after my birthday.

How about some chocolate?  Yeah, I am allergic to it, but you aren't, so thought I'd send some along with the other stuff.  I'm sure you will enjoy, enjoy it for me too.
How about a bird charm, a butterfly bead and a tiny heart charm too?  I thought you might find a use for them.  From my collection of 'stuff.'
From my ever growing library of books, here is one I have enjoyed for a while and thought you might enjoy it also.  More birds, of course.!  Nature's Sketchbook by Marjolein Bastin.  It's wonderful!
Last, but not least, a crocheted doily.  No, I didn't make it.  I could have....but instead, found this one recently at the flea market.  With you in mind.  It's about 26 inches across.
I sure hope you like these items.  I'd love for YOU to win my 'birthday present'.... if you'd like to have it, please comment on this post.  Remember to make sure I have some way to get in touch with you.  As always, I wish I could send something to LOTS of people, but I can't, as you well know.  But do try to win...I might choose YOU.  Thanks for commenting and celebrating my birthday with me!!  take care out there, pat


Jenni said...

Happy Birthday Pat! I hope your next year is filled with birds and beauty.
Hugs from Australia.

Sherry said...

Well, Pat; you've put together such a lovely passel of pretties that I just had to comment so I can dream about winning! What a creative and generous way to celebrate your birthday. I wish for you happiness, health and wealth in the coming year.

vicki said...

Hi Pat-
Happy Birthday week to you-- start celebrating now and make it last all week!! Your giveaway is beautiful- the little bird collage is exquisite!

I'd love to see what's on your work table (s)-- always something creative and beautiful- your mind never stops.

( I'm not entering your lovely contest-- I'm so very blessed already- I can't even begin to tell you how many times a week I look at your beautiful gift and sigh---

Sending hugs-

Thearica said...

Pat... I wish I lived close enough to take you to lunch on your birthday! Then we could go back to your studio where I could peep over your shoulder as you create. Your work always leaves me wondering what I will see next. LOVE it!

I would be honored to receive this mixed media piece and it would definitely have a happy home here with Butch and I.

Chocolates.. My hubby would devour them, the charms would go on a crazy quilt piece, and the doily would go on my table!

The book would go beside of my comfy chair in the living room so I could explore it when I sat down at night.

Thank you for such a fabulous Happy Birthday To You giveaway! :)

Good luck to everyone!

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Happy Birthday a few days early.

Its always amazing to me that most my blog friends that I connect with the most are Libra. Perhaps that's because MY birthday is on the 14th. Yes, I had a wonderfully serene birthday filled with my guy and my boys. The best! I know your's will be great too.
Much Love

Nan S. said...

Happy Birthday, Pat. I hope it is the best one yet! What a neat idea to "give" on your own birthday. Your work is such a treasure.

Suztats said...

Wishing you a Wonderful Birthday, Pat!!

Amy Munson said...

What a fabulous stash of goodies to give away. Happy Birthday Pat!

Jane S. said...

Happy Birthday to You!! October is a great month (yes I'm an October baby too). What a generous giveaway, full of such variety and beauty. :)

Enjoy your birthday to the fullest!

The Feathered Nest said...

Happy Birthday sweet Pat!!!! (just a little early!) I hope you are doing so good ~ You are such an angel to want to GIVE on your birthday...I do hope you have a wonderful day Thursday and an amazing year to come!!! Thank you always for being such precious friend to me, hugs and love, Dawn

brenco1 said...

Happy Birthday. You know it is my precious daughters birthday too and I am so proud she shares it with you.

skoots1mom said...

what pretty giveaways...
happy birthday!

Deb said...

Happy Birthday Pat, What lovely things especially the beautiful doily.

Bethany said...

Happy early Birthday. What gorgeous pressies to give away. Thank you for sharing.

ga447 said...

You are spoiling us, what a great giveaway. Happy Birthday, my sister's is on Oct 16 and mine is Oct. 28.

Pat Salada said...

Happy Birthday Pat! Autumn is such
a beautiful time of year that it
makes you forget that you are a
year older; let's just say you are
a year better. You are so kind to
be giving a present instead of
receiving one.

Pat S. in Lebanon

LindaSchiffer said...

I like the idea of a give away on one's birthday - very hobbit-y! :) Think I'll start doing that with my b'day next month.

I'd love to win _any_ of your goodies!

:) Linda

Patti said...

A very happy birthday to you. And a wonderful group of gifts for one of us to celebrate with you. From reading your blog, each item you included reminds me of all the pretty things that you enjoy. Thanks for sharing, and for a chance. I wish you a wonderful year ahead.

Anonymous said...

How wonderful to see that others also give on their bday,thought that was a long gone tradition...besides me doing it! lol. I would love to win, that little birdie picture is just too cute!!! Happy Bday week from Pam at

Christy said...

Pat! Sweetie! It seems like your birthday was just a couple of weeks ago. They sure go by fast - I have another coming up on Nov. 10th, too. I hope your birthday is wonderful with perfect weather with family and friends. Enjoy yourself, Girl! Merry Birthday!

Christy said...

Oopsy ... see how my mind is going? The above comment is

Artist Brian Haggard said...

Is this the give away where you send a plane ticket to come visit Bird Nest on the Ground Because I am Brian Haggard from indianapolis IN you have probly never hurd of me but I am just crazy to come see you and visist birdnest on the ground and your BDay is just the ticket. Love your painting you always have great taste. Hug Sweet lady.

Cathy K said...

Hi Dear Pat! I don't want to enter the giveaway, but I do want to wish you a very, very Happy Birthday! May your day be full of love and laughter!! Hugs, Cathy

Julie Fukuda said...

I have already been blessed by the wonderful book by a famous author I have come to love, that came flying with a little bird to my messy nest.
May this be the start of a truly happy year.

Fibre Optics Group said...

Hi Pat, Happy Birthday on the 18th. Such a generous soul. You've also got me hooked on the tissue napkins!.
Cheers, Meredith

Louise Doney said...

Happy Birthday Pat, some of my favorite people have birthdays this month,a sister, my youngest son, and 2 grandaughters, and YOU!May you have a year ahead filled with all your hearts desires !

Sheila said...

Happy Birthday Pat! I hope you have a very special day. I enjoy reading your blog and seeing your creations very much!

Sharon said...

Have a wonderful birthday!!

Sharon in Pittsburgh

Shannon said...

Happy Birthday Pat! Receiving your post via e-mail is like a birthday present to me. Love to see what your creative mind has come up with next. Enjoy your special day.

Dianne said...

Happy, happy Birthday Pat!
You are so sweet to think of your readers on your big day. My son will turn 26 on Oct. 24th. Good birthday month! Have a wonderful day !

Dolores said...

I did remember. I hope you have a very Happy Birthday. Mine is filled with flowers and the day is only half over.

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