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Thursday, November 22, 2012

My Giving Back Giveaway.....

Happy Thanksgiving evening everyone!
Most of you have enjoyed your festivities earlier today....
At the Riggsbee house, we will be having our turkey and trimmings tomorrow...
I cannot wait...Cake is baked, pies are cooled...
tomorrow will be alot of fellowship and fun!!
 
I took today to put the finishing touches on a special Christmas gift that will be travelling to France on Monday....I definitely cannot reveal those details quite yet...but, I also spend hours putting together some goodies for my "2012 Giving Back Giveaway..."
 
 I'm fortunate. I have what I need. I'm rich with friends, family and memories.
 
I. am. blessed.
 I would like to share my handiwork with one of my blog friends.....
 Please comment, on this post only, for a drawing on Monday, Nov. 26...
It will include...

 
 
A scissor fob....(scissors not included...sorry...)
 
 
 
Isn't the back cute also???? And, notice the buttons and dangling charm.....
 
A couple other surprises will be included, but here is only a teasing glimpse of them...
 
 
hmmmm..... Just a few carolinastitcher handmade goodies to add to your Christmas decor....
 
I actually dreamed up the giveaway fob after drawing inspiration from a fob I had experimented making myself earlier.... Here are a few shots of my fob....

I told you I like layers....and buttons...

 
I leave you with my other finish for the day....A while back, I had completed the stitching part of the freebie design that the talented Tanya Brockmeyer had created for the PALS retreat last month....
Today, I was able to actually fill it with crushed walnut shells and sew it up...
 
 
I smile everytime I look at it because it really DOES remind me of the happy times at the retreat laughing with friends and stitching at the beach.....
 
Many blessings to you all!!!
 
Faye
 
 





142 comments:

Lisa V said...

Ooo such wonderful goodies Faye, I would love to be included in your giveaway draw please.
Hugs

From the Heart Needleart said...

Why wonderful goodies! I love the fob,, - Wendy

Laurie in Iowa said...

I'd love to participate in your giveaway. Thank you. Love the way you finished Tanya B's design. Nice remembrance of a fun time.

~*Sharee*~ said...

How sweet of you hun; please enter me in your drawing..love the fobs..:) Hope you have a wonderful day tomorrow...

Hugs, Shar

Shuttle, Hook and Needle said...

Beautiful giveaways!! Who ever wins them is one luck person. How I wish it could be me!
Louise

Margaret said...

Oh please include me in your giveaway -- so wonderful! Love the way you finished Tanya's design too!

Ellen said...

Love that wonderful fob! Sure would love to be included in your giveaway, thank you for the chance!

Hugs,

Terri said...

I would love to be included in your giveaway!

Enjoy your Thanksgiving gathering tomorrow.

~Terri~
tdwoverton@gmail.com

Karen said...

How cute Ms. Faye....love the buttons! Hallelujah...I finished that freebie last night...that sand was really getting to me. I love the way you trimmed it with the blue....need to figure out which color to use.

Hope you have a good turkey day tomorrow...as for me... I will be fasting!!!!

happy eating...

P.J. said...

Enjoy your festivities tomorrow! This is such a wonderful holiday to spend with friends and family. Your work is always so lovely. I would be thrilled to be considered for your special give away.

pam said...

Pick me pick me! Love the buttons on the end

Anna van Schurman said...

I usually don't enter giveaways because I have p-l-e-n-t-y. But I LOVE those button tassels. You are so brilliant!

Jules said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! I really enjoy your blog and would love a chance to win your giveaway! Your stitching is always so lovely.

Thank you

Jodi S said...

Hope you have a great day tomorrow. Please consider me for your wonderful drawing.

Lorrie said...

How nice of you to do a giveaway. You will make someone's day brighter!

natalyK said...

What a beautiful fob you have created. I am always inspired by your blog. It is full of creativity and I look forward to your posts.

Nicola said...

Please include me Faye, your stitching is so beautiful I would treasure the scissor fob.

Pamela said...

Your stitching and finishing is so beautiful! Thank you for sharing! Love the Stitching at the Beach.
Would love, love, love to enter your awesome giveaway. Thanks for the chance!
Enjoy your Thanksgiving!
Pam

Joyce Clark Frank said...

A wonderful group of goodies. Please include me in the giveaway.
joycefrank@sbcglobal.net

Simple Pleasure said...

Faye
Wishing you the blessings of the Thanksgiving season...enjoy your feast tomorrow!
I love the way you used buttons in creating the fobs. I would be honored to be entered in your drawing.
Busy Hands...Happy Heart
Patricia

Wendy in Maine said...

Please include me in your giveaway. I am always impressed with your finishing. Enjoy your Thanksgiving tomorrow.
Wendy

Mugwump Woolies said...

Have a wonderful day tomorrow! Such fun goodies...yes, please I'd like to be included in this giveaway.
Enjoy!
Robyn

Dawn said...

Everything is beautiful, would love to be included for the giveaway.

Pat Matejcek said...

Faye I would love a chance in your giveaway!! Everything looks beautiful!! I would love to win...

thanks Pat

CalamityJr said...

Oh, what a great chance to own a beautiful piece stitched and finished by you! Thanks so much for the generous giveaway!

Joanie said...

You do such wonderful work, Faye! I'd love to be part of your giveaway. Please include my name!
Have a blessed Thanksgiving!

missy said...

Such a beautiful and generous giveaway. Thank you for the chance. Brilliant finish.

-m- in Ohio

Devon said...

What beautiful finished and a thoughtful giveaway please enter me into the drawing..
Devon

Cathy from Kentucky said...

Nothing would thrill me more than to be the luck winner of your giveaway. It has been a crazy mixed up year for me and stitching has kept me sain and the wonderful world of blogging. Hope you have an amazing day tomorrow.

Jennifer Gail said...

I love spools Thanks for the chance

Cathy from Kentucky said...

Nothing would thrill me more than to be the luck winner of your giveaway. It has been a crazy mixed up year for me and stitching has kept me sain and the wonderful world of blogging. Hope you have an amazing day tomorrow.

Robin Hager said...

Have a wonderful family day tomorrow, Faye. Today, I know how the turkey felt...stuffed! I would love to win some of your beautiful work. Thanks for the opportunity.
Hugs...Robin

Wanda said...

Faye, your work is amazing! I think your words: '2012 give back giveaway, I am fortunate. I have what I need. I. am. blessed. I'm rich with friends, family and memories.' are a such a reflection of you and a great reminder to all of us of what's really important. Happy Thanksgiving, Wanda

Wanda said...

Faye, your work is amazing! I think your words: '2012 give back giveaway, I am fortunate. I have what I need. I. am. blessed. I'm rich with friends, family and memories.' are a such a reflection of you and a great reminder to all of us of what's really important. Happy Thanksgiving, Wanda

Samplers, Silks and Linens said...

Love the addition of buttons, very creative - please add me in for a chance to win your lovely giveaway - hugs, Amanda

Becky said...

Wonderful pieces, Faye! I would love to be included in your giveaway drawing. Hope you have a wonderful time celebrating Thanksgiving tomorrow.

Ruth said...

Faye, I love,love, love your work. Please enter me into your giveaway. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving tomorrow.

Annette-California said...

You always have beautiful new ideas for all your finishes Faye. Love how you layered all the buttons - looks so pretty. I would love to be entered for your giveaway. Happy Thanksgiving to you.
love Annette

Frances said...

Your work is always so beautiful and finished perfectly! I'd love to enter your giveaway and have a chance to win some of your gorgeous work! The buttons are precious!
Thank you for the opportunity!
Happy Thanksgiving!

sewsherry said...

Please enter me in your give away. Your work is so wonderful and your blog is one I check several time a week for inspiration.

Sherry

sunny said...

What a cute fob! I would love a chance to win it. Thanks so much.

Carol said...

What wonderful treats you are offering, Faye--I would love to be included. Wishing you a delightful feast with your family tomorrow :)

Rebecca said...

Faye, I would love to have a chance to win one of your creations.
I'ts nice that you are celebrating tomorrow. It makes the holiday last that much longer. Glad to hear that you are ready and you enjoyed some stitching/finishing time today.
I enjoyed a quiet day at home going through old magazines. I am scanning what I want out of them and then taking to the hospital with me for the waiting rooms. I know ladies magazines are always high in demand and there are so many waiting rooms there.
Happy Thanksgiving.

Elisabetta said...

Waw your scissor forb are really gorgeous, I like so much your finih with buttoms!! Andthe miniatures stitches arereally perfect. I hope you spend a really wonderful thanksgiving day!

Stitchinowl said...

Faye, Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! Please include me in your giveaway drawing. You do such creative work that anyone who wins will be very lucky. Enjoy your turkey tomorrow.
Carolyn

Tatkis said...

Wonderful finish!
Happy Thanksgiving and thank you so much for the giveaway!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Teresa said...

Ciao Cara partecipo anche io, buona festa del ringraziamento, baci.
Teresa

Michelle said...

What a wonderful finish Faye - I hope you have a wonderful day. I would love to be included in your giveaway thank you xx

Mouse said...

ooo gorgeous finish .... I think one day this wee mouse is going to bob over that side of the pond and come and have some lessons :)
love the buttons on the fobs ... I am a button aholic ...lol I have ooodles of them :)
hope you had a fantastic thanksgiving :) love mouse xxxxx

Patty C. said...

I am glad you have enjoyed so many blessings.

And what beautiful work you have included in your Giveaway- i would be so very happy to win such incredible treasures! Please include me in the fun!

Patty C. said...

I am glad you have enjoyed so many blessings.

And what beautiful work you have included in your Giveaway- i would be so very happy to win such incredible treasures! Please include me in the fun!

Solstitches said...

You always come up with such original finishing ideas. I love the button fob dangling from the pillow.
The retreat pillow is gorgeous.
I'd love to be included in the draw please.
Margaret

Peggy Lee said...

Oh so generous of you for sharing a few of your blessings with us! I would be tickled pink to be included in your giveaway.
A very Happy Thanksgiving to all of you there at the Carolina house!

Colleen said...

I've been reading your blog for quite a while, and just the other day figured out how to become a blog follower. I enjoy your blog very much. Your stitching never fails to inspire and encourage me, and your finishing is lovely. I'd love to participate in your giveaway!
Thanks

Giovanna said...

Yes, please!! Thanks for the wonderful opportunity. Your new finish is absolutely smashing, well done.

Mary said...

Faye, I'm always amazed at your creativity and generosity. Please include my name in your giveaway drawing.

Chris said...

Happy Thanksgiving Faye!
What wonderful stitching and finishing.
I love your beach piece!

Wilma NC said...

Love all of the things you do and would love to win one!!!

Rose said...

Love your work and blog Faye. You are so inspirational to me, you accomplish so much. You are fabulous! Happy Holidays to you!

denise said...

love the scissor fob! i made my sister and i one her a wile back hers with a butterfy and mine with a ladybug. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your, denise

Carol said...

Your work is beautiful!!! I need to get busy on my pillow from PALS too.

Carol

stormybrew57 said...

Your finishing work is by far the cutest Ive ever seen! I love the layers too! Please enter me !! Thank You, Beth N.

marian said...

Faye, what a delightful scissor fob, i LOVE it!! thank you for your very generous giveaway :)))
cheers...Marian

gracie said...

What a thrill it would be to win some of your beautiful work! Please do drop my name into the draw!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Hope your celebration is off to a grand beginning. Thanks for offering the fruit of your talents. I would be tickled to have a piece of your artwork! Love the way you've finished Stitching at the Beach.

Anonymous said...

I love your giveaway, everything is beautiful. The finishing is so unique. Thank you for the chance to win them.
Pam Boll

Ellen S said...

Please include me in this wonderful giveaway!! I am a daily reader of your blog!!

Ellen

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

HAPPY THANKSGIVING my little friend !


marylin de FRANCE

Sharon said...

What a delightful giveaway Faye! All I can say is pick me! pick me! LOL Love your retreat pillow finish-very pretty.

Katrina said...

What a generous giveaway!!!!! I love the pincushion too, it's such a sweet piece.

Krista said...

Love that beach retreat pillow, a nice momento to remember the fun by! I would love to be entered into your giveaway, the fob is so pretty! Enjoy your Thanksgiving celebration today!

Deborah said...

I love your scissor fob! Thanks for the chance. The buttons on the end are wonderful.

Kathy L. said...

I love your finishing. I would certainly love to include some of your lovely suprises in my Christmas decorating. Thank you


Kathy

Kathy L. said...

I love your finishing. I would certainly love to include some of your lovely suprises in my Christmas decorating. Thank you


Kathy

Denise said...

Wow, wonderful giveaway. You are so talented and I just love all your finishes. Please include me in the drawing. Happy Holidays!

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robindefender said...

Such lovely things your are offering! Please count me in for your giveaway.

Antonella said...

Beautiful work! Congratulations!

sand said...

Hi Faye, I'm Debbie and in a way we're neighbors at the beach. My husband and I live not far from Rehoboth Beach. We live by in the country away from all the traffic of the beach. We love to go to the beach for the day and then leave and have the peacefulness of the woods around us. The best of both worlds. I saw the piece with the insert of the spools and fell in love with it love old wooden spools for xst and quilting too. I also just love the beach design from Mrytle Beach would love to stitch it!!!? Thank you for a wonderful give away. Read your blog all the time. Debbie

sand said...

Hi Faye, I'm Debbie and in a way we're neighbors at the beach. My husband and I live not far from Rehoboth Beach. We live by in the country away from all the traffic of the beach. We love to go to the beach for the day and then leave and have the peacefulness of the woods around us. The best of both worlds. I saw the piece with the insert of the spools and fell in love with it love old wooden spools for xst and quilting too. I also just love the beach design from Mrytle Beach would love to stitch it!!!? Thank you for a wonderful give away. Read your blog all the time. Debbie

Sandi said...

Fabulous giveaway! You create such wonderful treasures. Please include me.
Sandi
sahill@telus.net

Edwina said...

What a great giveaway. Would love to be the Winner.

Edwina

Kay said...

I hope you enjoyed your thanksgiving. The fobs are lovely and I would be delighted to win a fob. Although I have made a few as presents a fob is something I still have made for myself. Thanks for sharing.
ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

Iris said...

What a wonderful gifaway. I would be honored to win one of your beautiful creations.
Iris
ibcope@verizon.net

Ronnie said...

I love your work, thank you for sharing. Lucky person who wins!

Juney said...

Please enter me in the drawings for those precious fobs. I enjoy your blog so much as I am a Carolina girl myself. I live in Georgia right now and reading your blogs is like being home for a short while.

Melody said...

Hi Faye, Please enter me along with the others for your wonderful giveaway!

You do such lovely work.

Cherise said...

Awesome goodies! Thanks so much for offering them for us! I would love to win them! Have a very thankful day! :)

Carmen Sutton said...

What a sweet give away,I would love to be entered your finishing is delightful!

Cristina said...

Uau!! I love your works and I'd love participate in your giveaway!
Thanx for the opportunity, hugs!!

Carole W. said...

Faye, those spools of thread have got to be your "symbol", just darling. Would love to be included in the drawing .... you know the lyrics of that song, "wishin' and hopin'".....well, that's what I'm humming! Can't wait to see the finished pix of what you're doing for people...you are very clever!
Love how you finished "Stitchin'
at the Beach"!

MartyG said...

Faye, all your projects are just gorgeous. I always enjoying reading your blog and seeing what you are stitching and your latest finishes. The layering is great. I would love to be entered. Thanks, MartyG

Teah said...

The finishing is adorable! Please enter me in your contest. Thank you!

Linda said...

Oh what a fun giveaway Faye. I would love to receive something hand made from you. Your finishing is absolutely stunning.

Linda

Barb said...

Well Faye I would love to win your giveaway and my scissors would love it too.
I hope I am eligible as I am in the UK.
Thanks for the chance. Love the Beach pillow.

Delania said...

Really nice finishing! Love the fob.

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Delania said...

Really nice finishing. Love the fob.

Lee Johnson said...

Love the "Stitching at the Beach" pillow. What a great idea! I'd love to enter your giveaway. Thank you!!

JOAN SHARPE said...

LOVE ALL OF YOUR STUFF!!! YOU INSPIRED ME TO STITCH MORE. WOULD LOVE TO WIN.
THANK YOU

dq said...

great give away please include me and pick me!

dq bogfairy@yahoo.com

Sharon said...

I love your blog with your beautiful projects. It definitely inspires me to pick up my needle and stitch!

Unknown said...

Please add my name to the long list of folks who would love to win your amazing give away. Thanks for your generosity!

Mickey said...

What a neat way to finish a scissor fob. Please enter me in your drawing.

Christine said...

Beautiful stitching as always...I would love a chance to win. Hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving!

Christine

stitchinpeanut said...

oh my... how wonderful... please add my name to this drawing... I would.love to win:) Thank you for posting this.

Lizzy said...

Oh, what lovely treasures, Faye~ I love the wee fob and the layered buttons and charm~ you are so talented and creative! Please enter me in your wonderful giveaway ~ I would be honoured, indeed to have something you stitched and finished gracing my home~ I love your Pals retreat finish~ just beautiful! Hope your Thanksgiving was brimming with love and blessings with family and friends~ Blessings in stitches~ Lizzy~

Siobhán said...

What a wonderful giveaway, Faye! I love your finish, too. The ricrak around the edge looks great. I hope you had a good Thanksgiving!

Jen said...

Wow, what a fabulous giveaway! Please enter my name in your drawing. I love your finish of Tanya's freebie from the PALS retreat!

Carol S said...

I love your creative finishing & stitching, of course! Please enter me in your giveaway. Thank you.

Unknown said...

Faye, you are so very clever. I am almost motivated to get out my sewing machine...almost. Please include me in your drawing. Have a blessed weekend. Tnladybug

Camila Lino Lanigan said...

Your fobs are very cute. Please include me on your drawing. Thanks

Carrie said...

Please include me in the drawing - this giveaway is lovely!
Thank you!

Allenz said...

What a beautiful giveaway. Love the idea of your fob. I'd love to be included in your giveaway-Lynn

Marsha said...

I'd love to win. I also want to borrow your creative idea with the buttons. Very cool.

Sherri said...

I'd love to be entered in your cute giveaway! Love all of your finishes.

Catherine said...

Wonderful giveaway, Faye! You are so talented ~ please count me in for a chance, thanks!

Catherine said...

Wonderful giveaway, Faye! You are so talented ~ please count me in for a chance, thanks!

Nancy E said...

What great goodies, just love them!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

Kcno said...

Your finishing is wonderful!

Sherry :o) said...

Love your retreat finish - it's cute. Count me in on your giveaway - fantastic!!!

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Faye, you come up with the cutest finishes. I would be honored to have one if I may be the lucky one! I hope your day was splendid!

Cyndi, Don and Lucas said...

I sure could use a giveaway win! LOL Days are not good around here. Hubby is still looking for work but thankful that his unemployment has been extended. Sorry don't mean to rant on your blog. I love your blog though. I love stitching!

Jane in Wisconsin said...

What a sweet idea! I love how you finished the scissor fob. I may have to try this idea..,...thank you for sharing this.

Laura Lane said...

Your work is beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Dear Faye, WOW! Once again I have read your blog and enjoy your wonderful needlework and finishing. As always, you inspire me.

Charlene

Carol R said...

Most generous giveaway! Please enter me into your draw

Barbara Lang said...

Faye, I know first hand how wonderful your finishing is! I put out my Christmas ornaments out this weekend that you worked your magic on.
Please enter me in your drawing.

Barb Lang

Cindy said...

How beautiful. I would love to be included in your drawing. Cynthia.earnhardt@gmail.com

Karen said...

what a cute scissor fob! love those layered buttons! please count me in, would love to win some handmade goodiness from you Faye.
hugs, karen

Michele said...

love love love your creativity!!! Of course I would love to be entered in your drawing :)

Emese said...

What a great giveaway, please include me also in the drawing! Thank you, Emese

Fiona said...

All your finishes look fantastic. I would love to be included in your giveaway.

Denise said...

Beautiful!

Denise said...

Beautiful!

Denise said...

Beautiful!

Debbie said...

I would love to have a chance to win your lovely pieces! Thanks for the chance!

Debbie in Kansas

Anonymous said...

Your give away is so nice - I am thankful I got to meet you this year. Hope your holiday was lovely.
Mimi at theprimroselane at myway.com

Anonymous said...

Please include me in your giveaway.
Would love to come to the Beach Retreat.
Take care,
Lorie

teresa said...

Faye. Your finishes are great.

Gayle said...

The scissor fob with the thread spools and dangle is so ME! You do such beautiful work! Thanks for your generous giveaway!