Sunday, October 18, 2015

My 2015 Birthday Giveaway!

Today is my seventy-first birthday.  Born, October 18, 1944.  If you've been here for a length of time, then you know I like to have a Giveaway on my birthday. it is, my friends.  I hope you will enjoy the photos below...and if you'd like a chance to receive these things, kindly make a comment on this post and on Wednesday evening (October 21st), I will choose a winner.  Also, please make sure you leave info for me to reach you...should you be that winner.  

So...for you...a pincushion I just finished.  Made from a little piece of fabric and trimmed with the decorative edge of a vintage pillowcase, no longer useful, but the edge is great.  Not only is the edging used on the pincushion, but I'm including a length of it here, as you see, for your own use on a project, along with some pink pearl pins.  Just for fun.

There will also be a string of vintage buttons.  I hope you like them.  I try to find these strings in the flea market from time to time and would enjoy sharing with you.

Of course, I also wanted to put a Satin Stitch heart there too.  You know I love doing those....and I like that I decided to say "ALWAYS STITCH WITH HEART."  My philosophy, for sure.

And, a simple running stitch.  One of the things I am really admiring of late.

This little print fabric is one I have saved for many years.  I love the pink with brown.

By the way, the pincushion is 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" large enough to be useful, small enough to be very cute!

 Included will also be a vintage hand towel...with Pink details, of course!

And, then, there is the current issue of Somerset Life magazine.  A fun magazine 
to spend some time with this Fall.

So, there you are.  My birthday Giveaway for this year.  I'd love for you to want it, so again, IF you do, then kindly leave that comment, along with info for me to reach you....just in case.


From Bird Nest Cottage,

Until Wednesday,


DH said...

Happy happy birthday to you! This is such a sweet idea! I love pink! You have chosen some very nice items to give away! Thank you, Dawn

Bonnie said...

What a generous birthday gift for someone on your birthday! How sweet you always are, Pat!

I'm a Somerset lover too...and the pincushion is beautiful. Hope you are able to celebrate with you loved ones.


Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!!!!

This is just lovely. The pincushion is gorgeous. I have always had a love of old buttons as well. I look for them every where I go.


determineddebby at gmail dot com

GranChris said...

What a soft, sweet lovely gift. Now I will make myself a cup of tea to go with it. Happy Birthday.

Una said...

Hello Pat,I'm a day late for wishing you a very happy birthday but I hope you had a lovely day.I love your blog you make it so special with your beautiful stitcherys,I myself can't compete with all that you do as you are so tidy with your tiny stitches,I love your birthday giveaway and it's very kind of you to do this.Take care,best

Cheryl @ Simply Shoeboxes said...

A very happy birthday to you! And such a lovely prize gift you are offering...all so precious. thesimplyblogs at gmail dot com (just in case :-) ).

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

First and most importantly...Happy Birthday. Mine was the 14th and today is (19th) Terry's dog Boscoe's 2nd birthday. Now don't get insulted that I included the mutt!! The dogs are so much a part of our family that I actually have to bake them birthday cakes...and Terry loves Boscoe so much. He tells my grandson Corey everyday how much he loves Boscoe and he is the best present he ever got. (Corey gave us the pup for Christmas 2 years ago).

I am so relieved to see your post. I was going to email you as soon as I read my blog roll to check on you. I suspect the weather there is pretty nice and hope you are getting sunny days.

Take care Pat. I hope you had a wonderful birthday.
xx, Carol

Emily C said...

Happy Birthday and many more!

Sheila said...

Happy Birthday to you, I'm late but hope you had a wonderful day. I was thinking about you, hadn't seen any posts lately. Your giveaway is just lovely, love the pincushion. I have my grandmother's sewing basket and was looking thru it yesterday. Found alot of buttons and an old needle card that still had needles in it.

Take care and have a great week.

Unknown said...

Happy birthday. I can imagine the fun you had putting together this lovely gift package. I would love to have it.

Lynne said...

Happy birthday, also a day late. What a wonderful idea of a give-away on your birthday. I love the little pincushion.

Lynne (

LesleyAnn said...


What a lovely birthday celebration. Every item is truly beautiful. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

Stephanie said...

Oh wow! Happy birthday to you! I hope you have a fantastic day!

Gill said...

Happy Birthday Pat - you share a birthday with my niece and my nephew and his wife had their first baby (Edith) yesterday too!!

Julie Fukuda said...

Happy birthday ! October is a great time for a birthday. (mlne too). I never heard of that publication and could never stick pins in that darling little pillow.

Kathy H said...

Happy birthday. Your stitching is beautiful. My daughter and I think that October is the best birthday month! You are very sweet to give something so beautiful on your birthday. said...

Hope you have a wonderful birthday. Such a sweet idea to bless someone else with a gift on the celebrated day your Mother was blessed with you. I just happened upon your blog,but I think I'll follow it for a while.

Kathy E. said...

I'm a bit late, but if you know how to party, you should celebrate for a full week when it's your birthday! Happy Birthday to you and I wish you a year full of blessings and wonderful surprises! I do love your vintage lace, buttons, fabric and touch you've put on your prize bundle. I would be honored to win! Thank you for sharing your birthday with us.

Pat S. in Lebanon said...

Hope you've had a wonderful day! What a lovely collection of pretty
things you have assembled. Wishing you peace and happiness and another
of year of creative endeavors.

LouAnne said...

Hope you had a great birthday or birthday week if you celebrate my way! What kind of cake did you treat yourself to? I love cake and am always curious about what others like.... The b'day givaway this year is so romantic, touching & lovely. Today is also my #2 grandson Josh's 13th b'day! Wednesday when you choose will be my hubby & my 48th wedding anniversary! Where does the time go? I turned 73 earlier this year and since I feel so much younger, I have a hard time wrapping my brain around that number. said...

Hope your birthday was as fantastic as you are. I did not know you were back home. Of course I admire your work as always. Tonya is still enjoying hers. She went to Biloxi with a friend until Wednesday. Gianni is here tonight with a friend Lexi. Kind of like my second granddaughter.

my2siamese said...

Happy birthday! I've followed your blog for some time and would love to win.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! A beautiful give away. Love the pincushion



Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! A beautiful give away. Love the pincushion



Louise Doney said...

Sorry I didn't see this post sooner, but happy that I"m just in time to enter your Birthday giveaway ,which you know of course I would love to win. And by the way Happy Belated Birthday to you !

Dawn said...

Happy Birthday! Thank you for sharing with us on your Birthday. Have a great day! dawnm1993(at)gmail(dot)com

Linda Big D said...

Happy Birthday! How lovely to have an October birthday. Mine is in NOvember and usually quite cold. I love your taste with these vintage items, and I would love to win them. I may have to copy your example and start a giveaway on my blog.
I wish you health and happiness in the coming year (and lovely time to sew).
Linda Newman pagenew at

Christy said...

Hi Pat. Happy, Happy Birthday to you!! I hope you enjoy your birthday week. Beautiful Birthday items! So cool that you do this every year.

Guess what ... FINALLY I'm getting my cataract surgeries. Yaaaay! One is done, the other will be done on next Monday. I can hardly wait. I've been waiting for eight months. It'll be a nice birthday present for me. (Nov 10)

I hope all is well with you, you're happy and feeling great. Take care.

Rebecca said...

I also have a little cottage call Le Chaumiere, which means The Cottage. I don't have my sewing room out there yet, but this next spring that could happen. I just don't want to wade through the snow in the winter to get out to it! thanks for the cool giveaway.

Shannon said...

Happy Birthday! Thank you for the opportunity to put my name in the hat for the wonderful giveaway. Shannon

SonjaM said...

What a great giveaway I love it and your correct always stitch with love!!!! Also, happy birthday!!!!!!

LesleyAnn said...

Happy birthday!

And congratulations to Emily C!

Patti said...

I know I am late, and I am sorry for that, but I hope your birthday was wonderful!

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