Tuesday, July 7, 2009

My One Year Bloggaversary Giveaway!

Hello, Dearest Ones! On June 26, I celebrated my one year anniversary in the Land of Blog! I can hardly believe it! You have all been so kind to me, encouraged me, made me laugh, made me cry, gave me recipes to make me fatter, gave me inspirations for decorating my home, allowed me to copy cat you, and even helped me to become a better photographer (at times) ! I just love you all so much and thank you for being a part of my life and visiting my tiny blog! I know I come across as a real silly, and I guess I am, but I care deeply and appreciate each and every one of you who take the time to comment here. I really do try to comment back to every one of you! I know how it feels to visit blogs and comment and comment and the person doesn't return the courtesy. I believe in manners and feel there are manners to be had in Blogland, don't you? I don't want to be that way. If for some reason I don't get back to you, it's just a mistake because I really really do try.

The tradition in Blogland is to give back to others when you're celebrating yourself! I wanted to make you something special with my tiny hands. I know I'm a few weeks behind, but LIFE, you know! ;) So...I've made you a pillow! I love to make pillows and wish I could make a hundred of them, one for each of you and a few to spare! But alas, there's only one!

Here is my giveaway pillow just for one of you! The fabrics are black and a light cream color.


There is a coordinating fabric ruffle on both sides...

I have machine applicaed a little bird for you on the front in the same fabric as the ruffle and added a little touch of black ric rac .

I wanted to make something special for you. I hope that when you look at this little pillow, you'll know how much love I have put into it and when you see the little bird ~ you'll hear a little Note Song from me. I wish you all the best on entering my giveaway.

Please leave me a comment on this post and next Monday, July 13th, I will reveal the winner.

Good luck and know I love you all!!

You are a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia :)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

Forever Friends

All around us things are changing
Seasons come and seasons go
Very few things last forever
Deep inside our hearts we know

We're forever friends
Bond by love that time can't take away
Forever friends caring in a special kind of way
Heart to heart and hand in hand
We'll stand until the end
Loves forever when your forever friends

We're all children of the father
In His keeping and His care
And the spirit that He gives us
Is the love we're meant to share

And though we know it's time to say goodbye
We will always be together
And here's the reason why
We're forever friends!
~sung by Sandi Patti

100 comments:

  1. Hi there Miss Shelia! Happy bloggaversary to you! You ARE a sweetie! We all aspire to be as sweet and thoughtful as you! Love your pillow give-away! You are sooo extra thoughtful to make it your self! Yes, please throw my name in the hat because it would look so lovely in my black and white toile bedroom which I am running so far behind in finishing!! Thank you!!...hugs...Debbie

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  2. Hi Shelia, Congrats and what a lovely pillow you have created. I love the words to the song too. It's amazing how blogging has blessed us all with such loving friends. Thanks for this opportunity.

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  3. Shelia,

    I know you spoke directly from your heart. It is as if I spoke those words too...we have so many friends that are there in good times and bad. And I KNOW you have always left comments for me and for that I am graful, for I know you have so many blogs to follow. YOU are a sweetie.

    The pillow is gorgeous. You are so very talented. Someone will be very lucky indeed!! :-)

    xoxo
    Jane

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  4. What a unique and adorable pillow you have created! Happy anniversary to you ............

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  5. Our congrats & best wishes for another successful year, Shelia. That is a darling pillow ... your song says it all. TTFN, Marydon

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  6. Congratulations on your one year blogiversary!! I am so GLAD I met you through blogging. You are such a dear, fun person. Your pillow is BEAUTIFUL. Please enter me in your wonderful drawing.♥

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  7. I am so glad to have gotten to know you better. I too get a little frustrated at leaving comments to rarely if ever hear from some blogs. I try NOT to be that way...anyways, congrats on the year and I want to thank you for making that pillow in JUST my colors!! So thoughtful! But I will just congrats the winner right now, cuz...well, let's just say I don't tend to win!!!!

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  8. First let me say congrats on your year Pickle...and girl I love ya also..you made blogging so much fun and have always been so helpful to me since I joined blogland..Now girl that pillow is so sweet because you did make it with your danity little hands...I have a perfect spot for it Pickle...but know I won't win it but just having your friendship is enough for little ole me...May you have a great day my dear friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  9. Dear Miss Shelia -- to me, you are THE sweetie! I would love to have a pillow that you made with your own dainty little hands -- but even if I don't have a pillow, it's your kindness, comments and wonderful blogs that have touched my heart -- all our hearts -- and because of you...the world does seem a little sweeter!

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  10. Sweet Shelia-ness~

    This post just made me cry~ maybe I'm particularly emotional today but it touched me~ I'm so happy to have met you here in blogland. One day hopefully in person~ wouldn't that be a treat? Then I'll just highjack ALL the super dreamy pillows...lol. No really. You are a real treasure and I'm super happy to have you in my life.

    Big hugs~ J

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  11. Shelia, not only are you the sweetest one, but you are talented, too! How adorable is that pillow with that bird on it! Oh, please, PLEASE sign me up for this drawing! Thank you for even giving us the chance to win something that adorable!

    And know how much meeting you and getting to know you has meant to me. You are such a wonderful person, and I feel blessed to know you. So whether I win the pillow or not, I'm still a winner because of your friendship! :-) But girl, I want that pillow!!! LOL!

    Love it. Love you...

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  12. What a gorgeous and thoughtful pillow. wow would I love to give it a home. Have a wonderful day.
    Jean in virginia

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  13. Aren't you just the sweetest blogger friend ever!??! YOU my friend are doing a great job at commenting! :-) We can always count on yoU! :-)

    Love ya! (and your beautiful pillow ;-)))) )
    Monica

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  14. Sheila--Congratulations on your anniversary. It must be very satisfying to know that so many people count you as a "dear one"! I always feel as if I have really chatted with you when I leave here. Thanks so much! Oh yes, I'd love to own something made by your tiny little hands :)

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  15. Shelia, you are the reason I'm blogging....your sweet comments kept me going when I questioned why I was doing this...in other words I should be thanking you...!!! You sure made a darling little pillow and I know whoever wins it will be thrilled that you made it for them...Thanks a million...
    Luv
    Becky

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  16. Happy anniversary. You have given so much to us all, if I may speak for the other bloggers. You are a sweetie, too. The little black and cream pillow with the little birdie is so cute. If I were the winner I would cherish it.

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  17. Ooh, Shelia, it's so beautiful! I know I won't be lucky enough to win it but whoever does is one lucky duck!

    Justiney :o )

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  18. Love it! Love it! Love it! You know how I love my pillows, and I would be so honored to win yours. BTW, congrats on your 1-year blogiversary. Sally

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  19. Congratulations Shelia!

    This pillow, along with every other pillow I've seen you make, is beautiful! You are quite the seamstress. :) I'd be singing a song if I won!

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  20. It has certainly been a wonderful year with you here in blogland! I know that I have been very glad to know you. I'll never forget when the hurricane struck your island and we were all so worried about you! You truimphed though and your house was spared. What a year for sure!

    I would love to be included in the giveaway! That is one adorable pillow and it would look great in my living room with the black that I have.

    Kady

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  21. g'day sweetie Shelia and happy blog wishes, thanks for visiting me and brightening up my day, i look forward to your little messages....

    love blogland don't ya! and what did we do without it lol

    Sarah

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  22. Shelia, that is a darling pillow. Someone is going to be thrilled to win it. I so enjoy your blog and all your songs. I don't know how you do it ~ finding a song for every post! Happy 1st Year Blogging Aniversary!
    Dawn

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  23. Sheila, you are just the sweetest thing in the whole world. Congrats on your blogversary!!! I've truly enjoyed reading your blog, you literally bring me to tears somedays with your humor.

    I really need that cute little pillow to put on my porch swing, it would look adorable on my backporch!!!!

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  24. Shelia, Congrats...What a lovely pillow you are so very talented...thanks for sharing.... I read your blog just about every day....Pat H

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  25. Shelia, Congrats...What a lovely pillow you are so very talented...thanks for sharing.... I read your blog just about every day....Pat H

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  26. Hi Shelia,
    Congratulations on your blog anniversary. I love the pillow you made. I always enjoy visiting your blog.
    Take care,
    Carolyn

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  27. Hi Sheila - I love reading your blog - congrats on your one year anniversay!

    I love the blanket and would sure love to have it in my home!

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  28. The pillow is so beautiful - Happy Blogaversary from a new blogger!!

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  29. Oh I love it! And...the fact that you made it yourself, with your talented little hands is just the icing on the cake! You are one of my absolute favorites Sheila and I have always known just how sweet you are from the first time I came to your blog. I also love your silliness too. Your attitude towards life is a gift from God and it comes back to us through your blog and your wonderful note songs. I feel very honored to have met you (even if it was through this venue) and I am also guilty of not always getting to people but I always keep them in my heart and mind. Congratulations on your one year of blogging!!! Many more to come!

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  30. Happy Blogaversery(sp?) I REALLY need and want that pillow...have you seen my kitchen...it would be perfect sitting in my desk chair...I would love it and talk to it every day ;) It is so adorable! Nancy

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  31. Shelia, you are so talented. Your tiny little hands created something so beautiful.

    Thank you for the opportunity to win, and even more, thank you for being our friend.

    Love from your sister. ;-)

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  32. Congratulations, Shelia!! Beautiful giveaway!!

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  33. Happy Anniversary to you. You have given us all out there in blog land lots and lots of smiles. Keep those note songs coming:)
    Joyce

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  34. What a sweet and generous giveaway, dear one. Everyone in Blogland covets one of your sweet pillows...me included. Thanks so much for giving us this chance to win a piece of your sweetness.
    Happy 1 year anniversary...it has been such a fun year.
    xo bj

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  35. Sheila,
    You are just the sweetest person! Congrats on your blogging anniversary and thanks so much for the nice comments you have left for me! You are truly the kind of person that makes blogging so much fun! The pillow is gorgeous and I would love, love to win it! But mostof all,I am glad to have gotten to know you! Hugs, Cindy

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  36. I just love your blog and especially how sweet you are!! Please enter me in friend and congrats!!!!

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  37. Boy Sheila, didn't I come over on the perfect day? Your pillow made with your sweet little hands is so pretty. Congratulations on your first Blog anniversary. If you are silly Sheila, then I say we should all be silly 'just like you.' I love your blog and your make me smile every time I visit. You are not silly to me, just one of the most charming and fun bloggers I know. I forgot to add 'talented'

    Please enter me in your lovely handmade pillow giveaway. It is so special because you made it. I hope I am lucky.

    Love...Jeanne

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  38. I hope number 38 is a lucky number. I love you cute little pillow almost as much as I love you. If I am lucky enough to win it, I will treasure it forever!
    I'm so happy you are a blogger!!!!

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  39. Oh girl...I can't believe it has been a year....but you certainly have made your mark here in blogland..you are one of the sweetest treasures we have here in our little neighborhood...and you were the same on RMS I have always just loved you girl and do i ever love that glorious pillow made by your own little hands ohhhhhhh glory..put my name in the pot (and you know the rules...crinkle the paper ever so gently lol )Oh sweetie congrats and may we be blessed enough to help you celebrate many more !!!! ~♥~

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  40. Hi Sheila
    You are a treasure. Congrats on your year of blogging, I too have enjoyed sharing in blogland. Your pillow is darling and I look forward to many more years of visiting your blog.
    ~Maryrose~

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  41. a year already???? seems like yesterday! I love your blog..silliness and all. You are very special to me and I am sure so many others girl.
    Happy blog anniversary!

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  42. Well Happy Blogaversary to you! And many more to make US happy!
    That is a lovely pillow you created..you are a sweetie!:)

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  43. Congratulations on your one year anniversary! You always have kind words for everyone when y9u comment. See, everyone else notices, too... It would be an honor just to be entered in your giveaway drawing. hugs, Sue

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  44. Congratulations on 1 year of blogging! I love all of your sweet comments. And, the pillow you made is beautiful!

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  45. Congratulations! I am so happy for you. And I never win the giveaways, but what the heck! Sign me up anyway :) Haha

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  46. Congratulations on one year of blogging. The pillow is beautiful:)

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  47. Congrats, Shelia! And that pillow is so pretty you are very talented. I think I have said that again and again...Christine

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  48. Congratulations Dear Shelia!
    I am so happy and blessed that I met you in this BlogLand.
    You inspiring me, you encourage me, and your beautiful smile is like a beautiful sun in my life!
    Be still here, I love you, I admire you and your beautiful job!

    God bless you and your family!

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  49. Happy Blogiversary! :)

    Now...about that pillow...I want it. Can you fix it so I will win? I won't tell! :)

    xoRebecca

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  50. Congratulations! I just found your blog recently. Love your "songs"!

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  51. CONGRATULATIONS GIRL,!!! you are such an adorable sweet kind caring person, and you are so right when you say that you always respond when bloggers leave you a message, you have never missed one on my blog. When i first began blogging at times i was reluctant to respond on the blogs but you made it so easy and so comfortable. All the best, and i look forward to 100 more post. As for the pillow, oh my gosh Sheila!!!! it is the most beautiful pillow, absolutely adorable, i love everything about it, the beautiful patterns, the colors, and oh that sweet little bird. You did a beautiful job! So much thought and love went into this beauty.
    hugs
    janet

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  52. Well, if that isn't the cutest pillow! Love the colors, love the birdie! I'm having a one year blogoversary giveaway too! Bring your sweetie-ness my way as well and while you're there take a peak at a great beach cottage I photographed for Outdoor Wednesday.

    Robin@Miscellaneous Thoughts

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  53. Happy 1st Year Anniversary, Shelia! Your pillow is darling! The black and cream work so great together. It is beautifully made. Shelia got some skills!

    Enjoy the week!

    Tina

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  54. Congratulations on Bloggaversary on the Land of Blog!
    (I like this title)

    Shelia, you are the most active, friendly and lovely friend in the whole Land of Blog!
    The pillow is beautiful, and first of all you made it by yourself, so there is your beautiful heart.

    It is so nice that you sing for us in each post. Love your songs!

    "We're forever friends
    Bond by love that time can't take away
    Forever friends caring in a special kind of way
    Heart to heart and hand in hand
    We'll stand until the end
    Loves forever when your forever friends".


    May Love, Blessings and Happines be always with you!

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  55. Hi Shelia... I just love your blog and your sense of fun! I am uplifted when I spend time with you on your blog. I love your pillow so please throw my name in. Marilyn xoxo

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  56. Good morning Shelia, Congratulations on your one year anniversary! I have enjoyed getting to know you. You have a beautiful blog here. You have sent thousands of smiles across blogland and made my day many times. Thank you ao much. The pillow is beautiful! I love how you added the little bird ♥

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  57. Hi Sheila
    Congratulations on your blogiversary. I have Stella to thank for our meeting each other in blogland. I am so grateful to Stella because I really have enjoyed getting to know you and visiting your lovely blog.
    The pillow you made is beautiful. Please enter me in your giveaway. I would love to win it. The fabric is gorgeous and the sweet little bird is charming.
    Lindsay
    x

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  58. Congratulations on your one year blogland anniversary. I am new at blogging and don't quite have it down yet, but do enjoy reading them. Your site is so positive and uplifting! (and the little birdie pillow is nice, too!)

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  59. Congratulations again, sweetie!!! I remember my FIRST visit to your blog!!

    I would LOVE to win the pillow you made...it's gorgeous and the colors fit right in with my decorating scheme. Black is one of my basic colors!!

    ~Blessings,
    Jan

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  60. Shelia, happy anniversary!

    You are so dear and kind and have always left the nicest comments to me....I appreciate you so much!

    Your pillow is just lovely! What a talented lady you are.

    Hugs, Barb

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  61. Shelia: Congratulations to you on your Bloggaversary!! You have always been so sweet and kind and encouraging to me and it has meant more to me than you will ever know! THANK YOU!!

    AND you can sew fabulously!!!

    I am LOVIN that PILLOW!!! LOVIN IT!!!! SERIOUSLY!!! L-O-V-I-N IT!!

    Enter me!!

    Lou Cinda :) :) :) :)

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  62. First of all, you adorable little one, you DON'T come across silly! You come across as light hearted and full of fun..with enough of the child left in you to make you an absolute delight to be around. I LOVE your company, your kindess, your imagination, your ability to laugh at yourself and with others and the fact that you bring pure joy to all our lives!
    Like you, I mean to get to everyone..and it isn't always possible and being disorganized to the hilt...I screw up. I mean well..and love you dearly. Please know that.
    Congratulations on your one year anniversary! We are all blessed to know you, Shelia!!
    ~love and many hugs~
    Mona

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  63. See? I TOLD you I screw up! That pillow is darling! You do make the cutest things!
    :)

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  64. Thanks for visiting my site, leaving the sweet comments and entering me in the giveaway. I've added your blog as one I follow and will earnestly read it every day! Karen

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  65. Hi Shelia,
    I have added myself as a follower. I've been blog jumping and found your site through some others that I frequent. Your blog makes me smile and we can all use more smiles, right? I love the pillow. Please feel free to come by and visit me whenever you can.

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  66. Congratulations on your blogiversary!
    I would love to be entered in your giveaway and thrilled if I won!

    ajoyfulnoise@live.com

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  67. Very pretty pillow that would be perfect in my bedroom! Please pick me!

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  68. Your pillow is divine. The shape, colors and design. Truly very classy.
    Congrats on 100 posts. :)

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  69. Shelia, congrats on the bloganniversary! I would love to win that beautiful pillow (for my black & white toile grandie bedroom). You did a wonderful, creative job, as usual. I always love your cheerful blog - now, you be a sweetie! Linda

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  70. Happy blogiversary to you! You blog is delightful and it is always a pleasure to stop here.

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  71. Just stopped by to check out the competition. I've got a 1 in 69 chance so far, the odds are not looking so good for old Bridge is it. lol Oh well, whomever wins will be one lucky ducky!

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  72. Bridget is right ,I am lowest on totem pole! heheh Me BIG INDIAN HERE!hehe Ok ,so I have some indian blood in my vains. Congrats on one year. Kathy

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  73. what a sweet little pillow. I would love to enter your contest and so glad I found your blog too.

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  74. That is SO cute. I would love to be entered.
    *hugs*

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  75. It would be an honor to win that pillow Shelia! And you are a sweetie so no wonder we kept coming back!

    My tablescape will be ready tomorrow, so come then ok?

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  76. I was afraid I might miss my chance to win if I didn't come back to your post about the giveaway and leave a comment. You are such a sweet person, and you have blogged through some tough times this past year. Congratulations! Well done! Keep up the great work. (Have I earned any extra points to get my name drawn??-Just kidding, sort of!) laurie

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  77. Well how cute is that little pillow. Thanks for the chance to win it.

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  78. What a beautiful giveaway. You make the most DARLING things! Blogging one year!

    What would our blog world be without our Miss Sheila, always a ray of sunshine when she visits!

    Count me in! I LOVE that pillow!
    ~Jill

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  79. Oh, I would love a chance to win that gorgeous pillow. It is absolutely beautiful!
    Congratulations on your one year blogging anniversary!
    Traci

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  80. Shelia,
    I would LOVE to win that and would cherish it because you made it. I am a sentimental sap. The pillow is gorgeous! I love the colors and the sweet birdy who Id love to give a home!
    "Forever friends caring in a special kind of way
    Heart to heart and hand in hand
    We'll stand until the end
    Loves forever when your forever friends".
    HUGS!

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  81. I love your blog and never miss reading it even though I don't have a blog myself. You are a multi-talented women and it would be a delight to know you in person. from Judy jere is my
    e-mail profjc@aol.com

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  82. What a beautiful pillow! Whoever wins it will be so lucky. Congrats on one year of blogging!

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  83. Happy Anniversary! I love your note song pillow, it would have a special place in my home. Enjoy your day.

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  84. Love, love , love iT! Let me be the one!

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  85. What a beautiful pillow! Please enter me in your drawing and Happy Anniversary!

    Gretchen
    birdnestcottage.typepad.com

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  86. This pillow is so pretty.
    It would look great on my black wrought porch swing. I could lay on the swing and listen to the birds chrip...............

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  87. Happy Anniversary! What a sweet gift from a darling blogger! I would love to win it. But, even if I don't, I might copy your idea and try to make one myself. It's such a cute pillow and would look great in my bedroom.

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  88. Hi MIss Sheila !

    I want that pillow girl !!!!!!!!!!

    LOL .

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  89. Happy bloggaversary my sweet friend.... I sure would love that precious pillow... Love Ya

    (((HUGS)))
    Donna

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  90. Shelia - What a great accomplishment! The pillow is delightful! I'll bet everyone wants to win. Thanks for sharing.

    Charla

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  91. What a talented lady you are! That pillow is charming.

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  92. I would love to win your sweet little pillow! :)

    ~Liz

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  93. Ooop! I forgot to say congrats on your one year! Me too! Mine was in June as well. I'll be doing a little give away Monday.

    ~Liz

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  94. Happy Bloggerversary. I love the little pillow. I am redoing my bedroom over into black and white and it would sure be cute in there. I love the italian oil bottle too. I bought one that I love when I was in Italy a couple years ago...and my grandson broke it over the weekend. It was hard to remember...it is an object...he is a person...but I succeeded.

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  95. Happy blog anniversary! Love the pillow. Please include me in your drawing.

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  96. Oh congratulations Shelia. A whole year. Wow that always seems like a long time, but I have so enjoyed every one of your wonderful posts that I've read. Just great. Now of course you know I would absolutely love that gorgeous pillow you made. It is stunning. Thanks for the great posts and I look forward to many, many more. Hugs, Marty

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  97. Congratulations on your milestone, Sheila! What a beautiful pillow and I am awestruck that you made it!

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  98. Congratulations on your one year blogiversary!!!! Shelia I am happy to have met you through blogging and thank you for all the kind words you have left for me through my ups and downs. The pillow is gorgeous congrats to the person who wins it. I can't help but love it, those are two of my favorite colors.
    Peace and Blessings
    Cheryl...Snatch JOY~

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  99. What a wonderful way to celebrate your 1st year of blogging! The pillow you created is awesome, it would look perfect in my guest room!

    Hugs,
    Carol

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  100. Good Morning Sheila...

    I can't believe I haven't run across your cute blog before! And, how wonderful to be able to enter my tiny name into this awesome giveaway. I use lots of black and this little cutie is just perfect for my little cottage.

    Have a wonderful day...

    Blessings,
    Spencer

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