Happy 1 year Berry Homespun Primitives Blog Anniversary to me!
My first post on my personal blog, Ramblings from a grateful heart was on Tuesday, April 04, 2006. I can't believe that it has been almost 5 years since I entered the blog world. I wish I had found you wonderfully, sweet, prim blog friends back then but I am very thankful for the friendships that I have formed over the past year. Although I've never met a single one of you, I think of you daily. You are always in my prayers. I miss you when it's been a day or two since I've been able to visit. I delight greatly in this wonderful prim community that I have been welcomed to with open arms, you all are the greatest!!
Okay, enough mushy stuff... on with the Winter Blues giveaway.
The tray measures 13 1/4" across, 19" long and is almost 2" deep. It is pretty heavy. You can see a couple close-ups on this past post. I will show close-ups and give you details of the rest then I will give you the rules.
The pillow tuck is handmade by me. It is a homespun fabric that has a simple cross stitch crock pattern on it. Both pieces have been tea stained with vanilla, then rubbed with cinnamon and nutmeg. It is filled with fabric scraps that has been rubbed with cinnamon and nutmeg also.
The ditty bag is 7" tall and handmade by me. The bag and the small muslin patch that I stitched 1842 on, have been tea stained with vanilla, then rubbed with cinnamon and nutmeg. I stuck some boxwood from my bushes and two candles that I grubbied, down inside the bag. The wooden candleholder is a makeover by me with a gray finish, stained cheesecloth, and one of my grubby candles. It looks like the candle is falling over in the picture for some reason, but it stands straight up.
11 rag balls in four different blue homespun prints, measuring 1 1/2" to 3 1/2". The homespun has been tea stained with vanilla, then rubbed with cinnamon and nutmeg.
Two homespun towels made by me that measure 14 x 25 1/2" and have been tea stained with vanilla. These are brown and more like a turquoise blue which would be perfect to add to those pretty Spring/Easter displays. They have a zig zag edging that I hope you can see in the close up picture.
Lastly is a picture of the pewter piece. It is 2" tall and 3 1/2" inches wide. It is marked RWP. So it has the historic look of pewter but made by the Wilton Company of Pennsylvania.
Now for the rules. There are only two rules to this giveaway. 1. You MUST comment on this post only. Anywhere else won't count. 2. You MUST have a blog that I can come visit. If you don't have an open blog for all to see, then I will delete your comment. That's it.
This giveaway is open to all, everywhere. You can post it on the sidebar of your blog if you want, but sorry... no extra entries will be given. I will draw the winner on January 31. By then, there will be an extra goodie or two thrown in.
Thank you for your sweet friendship over the past year. I am very thankful for it and I hope this giveaway shows that as there is lots of love put in to each piece. =]