Saturday, May 14, 2011



First, our daughter is getting married on June 10th in our backyard. We are so excited and a little stressed trying to get things looking beautiful outside after a long and unforgiving winter. But, all the signs are here that Spring has finally arrived in the northeast.

Second, we are celebrating new life. Mom robin has built a nest behind the seat of "Mr. Wonderful's" old tractor. Here is a picture one day after the eggs hatched.

She was gracious enough to let me get close enough for a picture without dive-bombing me. Now, I don't mind telling you that Mr, Wonderful could certainly use the tractor for some of our yard work right now but doesn't dare disturb the nest. He is a big teddybear at heart!

And last, I am celebrating 100 followers to my new blog. WOOHOO!!! Thanks so much to each and every one of you for finding my jibberish even slightly interesting. for the giveaway....

I have for you Little Peep who is obviously celebrating something. Spring, I think....

Little Peep is approximately 10" high and is made of paperclay and quilt shop quality fabrics. Her body has been aged for that vintage look we all love so much. Her cutsy feet afre made of barkwire. She is my interpretation of a sweet pattern by Brenda Gervais.

If you would like a chance to win Little Peep then you must.....

~~be a follower of this blog. New followers are welcome.

~~leave a comment on this blog post telling what you celebrate about Spring.

~~If you would like to post the giveaway to your blog or sidebar it would certainly be appreciate. Please let me know in your comment and I will give you an extra entry,.

Entry deadline is June 11th and the drawing will be held on June 12th. Good luck!



Tammy ~ A Primitive Place said...

How adorable, Carol!!
I am a follower and would LOVE to be entered into your giveaway.
My favorite thing about Spring is Flowers!!
Planting, watching them bloom, everything!
I will posting about your giveaway on my sidebar.
Thanks so much!

The Moonlit Stitch said...

Hi Carol - your little peep is so sweet! Pls enter me in your drawing. I am a follower, I will post on my sidebar and all of the new life that surrounds us in spring is alway worth celebrating! Thanks! ~*~Lisa

TheCrankyCrow said...

Oh Carol!!! This little sweetie is TOO, TOO, CUUTE!!! I LOVE her! I'd be so honored if you would enter me in your giveaway. I've also posted to my sidebar (although I'm not sure I want everyone to know about this and "dilute" my chances of winning!!) ;o) (And I'm warning you now....if I don't win her, I'm still going to WANT her, so I'll be truly grateful if you consider doing some for sale!! I doubt my lucky streak is going to hold out much longer!)

What I celebrate about spring is living....all the new life that stirs - new plants, new leaves, new nests full of birds....Everything wakes, groggily at first, from winter's hold and then just seems to explode in rebirth...

Thank you most kindly dear heart! Smiles & Hugs, Robin

rachel said...

How cute! I'd love to be entered in your giveaway~ I'm a follower & I'll post on my sidebar. I just love the springtime because after the long winter I can't wait to get outside in the flowers & get everything cleaned up & purty again! All the new blooms & renewal makes me happy!
Thanks for the great giveaway! Stop over @ my blog if you get a chance, I'm having a giveaway too!!

Hope you have a great week!

cottageprims said...

My favorite part of spring is all the new life,it always feels like a fresh begining.I've been a follower and will post to my blog for the extra chance.Warm Blessings!~Amy

tlmann217 said...

Hello Carol! It's me again! I'd love to be entered in your giveaway! My favorite thing about spring is going shopping for flowers to decorate my patio and shepherd hooks with! You should just see what I got this year! Tamara -

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

What an adorable little chick! I too am a followerer!

Beckyjean said...

Hi Carol~

I'm a follower & would love to be entered to win your little chick. She is so cute!!

I love the "freshness" of spring. The smell of freshly line dried sheets, the beautiful flowers, & of course new life.

I will post your giveaway on my sidebar.

Congrats on the upcoming wedding. I'm sure it will be simply stunning.

Enjoy your weekend~Becky

Patti said...

Hi Carol~I am a follower. I would loved to be entered in this adorable chick giveaway.
I celebrate that winter is over and it time for trees and flowers to come to life again.
I will also post your giveaway on my sidebar.

Prim Blessings,

Prim2Pink said...

How adorable is that little chick!
Please enter me in your giveaway. I am a follower & I will post this to my sidebar.
I love the first days of Spring when I can finally open the windows in the house and let the fresh air flow through.


Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

That is too cute! I would love to have it grace my home! I am a follower. TY!

Farmhouse prims said...

What a cute peep!! I am a follower, please enter me in your awesome giveaway!! I sure would give peep a good home. Congratulations on 100 followers. I love the green grass, the flowers blooming, the trees budding. the baby birds, lambs and calves. I just love everything about Spring. Lecia


very cute. I would love to be entered in your give-away. I love the beautiful weather, flowers blooming, and longer days. I will also post on my blog. Thanks, Cyndy

lilraggedyangie said...

What a darling lil peep! Congrats on the upcoming wedding and reaching 100 followers how very exciting! Welcoming the new lil robin on the tractor is so very precious. I am a follower and would love to be entered in your generous give away!I will post on my side bar as well ! My favorite part of Spring , is just watching the earth come alive again after a long gray winter, it's so very calming yet exciting! Enjoy your day! thanks for hosting !
lil raggedy angie

Tam said...

Lil peep is adorable! I would love to be entered and I'm a follower. My favorite springy thing is getting my water garden going! Will post on my sidebar thanks

*Kountry*Porch*Primitives* said...

Hi Carol...this is so sweet! Please enter me in the giveaway! My favorite spring celebration is spring cleaning! I love the "new" feeling you get with freshly scrubbed walls & organized drawers etc. Hope you have a wonderful wedding for you daughter! I just added myself as a follower & posted this on my blog for you. Thanks ~Kriss~

Jean @ Prim Crafts said...

Hi Carol,
My favorite thing about spring is all the beautiful colors that come to life after a sleepy winter! I love to see the earth wake up and come to life! Please enter me in your sweet giveaway. I am a follower and will add your giveaway to my blog sidebar.
Thank you for the chances to win.
Prim Blessings,

Diane said...

Hello.....I am already a favorite part of Spring are the sounds...the birds singing.....the creek rumbling thru, the Spring Peepers...just makes one glad to be alive! I will post your give away on my sidebar.....thanks for a chance at your "peep"!

Primitive Echoes said...

Sweet peep giveaway. I am a new follower and I have posted it on my blog. I would love to be entered.
What is there not to celebrate about spring would be easier. New beginnings. Baby animals being born, the smell of spring rain, the trees with that soft green color when they first start to bud, hanging clothes on the line, oh they smell so sweet. on and on and on. :O)

ChRiS said...

hi Carol i am a follower......smell of lilac bushes, all the different birds feeding at there feeders, grass so green....some of my favorite sring things. btw this peep is adorable!!!

SANDI said...

Hello Carol-
What a sweet giveaway! Love your peep!
I'd Love to be entered. I'm a follower.
The thing I Love about Spring is watching all the birds visit the feeders. I could watch them for hours. I also Love working in all of my many flower beds and seeing all the blooms coming to life. So many colors.
I will post your giveaway on my sidebar.

~Madalynne~ said...

Such a sweet peep! I'd love to be entered in your giveaway. One of my favorite things about spring is taking our sweet little dog for long walks around the park. She get so excited, her whole body wiggles!

Designs By GuKa said...

Hi Carol!
How cute and how clever you are! I'm a follower and I've posted your giveaway to the side bar of my blog.
If I won this adorable little peep, I would give it to my 89 year "young" Mum. Mum has an April birthday and when I think of Spring, she comes to mind first and foremost. She is an avid gardener and gets all her beautiful flowers growing can see daffodils and iris and her tulips popping up after a long and dreary winter! Spring equals Mum for me!

Barb said...

Hi Carol,
That little peep is the cutest thing!!
I would love to be entered in your drawing.
I am a follower.
Spring celebration for me is to watch the different colors of green pop out of the snow. It is amazing to me to see so many shades of one of my favorite colors.
I will post to my side bar.
Thanks for the chance at a fabulous giveaway!!

Anonymous said...

What a nice peep for spring decorating. I celebrate by planting the garden, decorating the outside of my home and maybe purchase some more hens for the coop. I love to be outdoors tending to the farm and animals. I am currently feeding some baby birds that fell from the nest and were left by the mother. Nothing like nature and all it's wonder.
Please enter me in the giveaway. I am a follower and will post on my sidebar.
Country at heart

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Congratulations Carol on reaching 100 followers and also on the upcoming wedding, how exciting! Love your baby robin pictures as well and it is so sweet that your DH won't use the tractor for fear of harming the wee peeps! I would love to be entered into your giveaway for Little Peep, she is adorable. I am a follower of your blog and what I celebrate most about spring is the warmth and fresh air; I open all the doors and windows, hang the laundry on the line and revel in the wonderful smells of spring! I've posted a link to your giveaway on my blog, right sidebar under Great Giveaways. Thanks for the opportunity and congratulations again! Deb

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

Happy 100! Congratulations! I'd love to be entered in your giveaway. I'm already a follower of your blog. I'll post a link to your giveaway on my sidebar. Thanks so much-your Little Peep is simply adorable!

Raspberry Lane Primitives said...

Hi Carol: I am a new follower and would love to be entered in your lil' peep gaw...I love planting my gardens and watching the flowers open especially my lilacs....all 12 of them. I will post on my sidebar as well so I'll take 3 chances. thanks

Mary said...

Congratulations Carol on reaching your 100 milestone. Still working on mine. Wow a wonderful giveaway, I am in love with that Lil' peep...just to tweet! Please enter me into your giveaway, I am a follower and will post on my sidebar for you. The best thing I love about springtime is being able to hang laundry outside. Nothing better than climbing into bed at night on crisp, fresh smelling linens....Blessing, Mary

Firecracker Kid said...

Hi Carol:) What a pretty Spring chick. I'd love to be entered for a chance to win please.
I love to celebrate God's gift of nature in the Spring with all the pretty colors and new life.
I've put your giveaway on my giveaway page at my blog:)
Thank you!

xsgail said...

I am a follower and I love Little Peep. Please enter me for a chance to win.
I love spring because it brings out all the birds. We have had 4 baby bluebirds leave the nest and some baby chickadees.Also love the spring flowers blooming.

Theresa N. said...

I'm a GFC follower and rejoice in the beauty of spring and the rebirth of the land.
Theresa N

Sharon Wink Ormando said...

Hi...New follower here.......Love, love, Love your Peep.
What I like about spring is getting out into the fresh air and working in my yard.
I will be posting this giveaway on my sidebar for you and hope he comes to live with me.
Thanks for hosting such a great prize.

Anonymous said...

I'm a new follower, and am happy I found your blog..and to have a chance to win the cutest lil peep.....I will be a follower from now on.
Spring reminds me that everyday is a new beginning....seeing the earth come alive inspires me to make new beginnings in my own life...I love seeing the signs of life explode each morning......

The Frenzied Fox said...

Wow lots going on here! It's sooo exciting! Congratulations to your daughter on her upcoming marriage! That is very very exciting--I'm in a similar space as a month later I'll be getting married too!

That is such a fun picture of your robin's nest as well :)

I joined your blog as a follower too just now--I was happy to find your blog on Old Road Primitives blog! :) I think I will enjoy visiting here! I will post a link to your blog for the extra chance at winning later today when I am on a different computer.

What do I love about spring? After a loonnnngggg dead cold winter it's always amazing to see God's green earth pop back to life again and seeing new life everywhere among the animals! It's so joyful too!

Susann said...

Hi---I am a new follower to your blog, I have been visiting for awhile and I love your news and pictures. I would like to join the give-away. I don't have a blog yet, I hope that is okay. What I love about spring is all the flowers popping out the birds singing and the beautiful warm weather.

TheFairyyellowbugQueen said...

Your giveaway is darling. I have become a new follower, and have put a link on my sidebar and want to toss my name into the hat for a chance to win this little peep. So cute. Well Carol, spring seems to have sprung around here. We've had rain. I see on blogs that folk have had storms, wind, rain, hail, lightning and all, so spring is welcome for a lot of us. I don't have a ritual for spring really, but do get out the old dust rags and I always buy some sort of flowering plant. And I do have a bowl of water in my entryway that gets replenished every 2nd day with fresh snipped blooms. Lately it's been lilacs so when you walk in you smell the scent. Lovely!!! Thanks for this giveaway, *smiles* Norma

Roberta said...

Hi Carol: I'm a new follower and have posted your adorable chick on my blog as well. I like all the different greens that you see in the spring as different trees and bushes start leafing out. And I can't wait to get out in the garden and start planting! Thanks for offering this giveaway. ~Roberta

Prims and Annies said...

Hi...little peep is so cute. Please enter me in your giveaway...I have posted your picture on my blog and I am a follower.
Thanks so much ~ Maxie

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Carol Sweetie...
I am Country Wings in Phoenix, your newest follower. Oh I am SO in love with Lil Peep, and your blog is just fabulous. Your writes are so wonderful to read. I so enjoyed seeing the Robin's nest. Lucky for her DH wasn't in need of the tractor, or it wasn't one he drives anymore. Just precious.

How exciting. A wedding coming? I can't wait to see those photos, and yes I would say you are going to have your hands full. What a wonderful time.

I am so in love with your Lil Peep Creation. What a beauty she is. Please enter me into the drawing. I would love to bring this Lil Chick to Phoenix. She would be happy in the desert here.

I have also posted your giveaway in my scroll bar. I would so love to have you visit, and be thrilled to have you follow as well. I love meeting new friends and sharing our day to day lives along the way.

Have a beautiful Memorial Day weekend. Many country hugs sweetie, Sherry

maureen said...

Hi Carol, This peep is tooo cute for words. She looks more then ready to celebrate Spring. I am a new follower. I would love to be entered in this wonderful giveaway. The thing I like most about Spring is opening my windows after a long winter and taking in all the fresh scents of the season. The blooming flowers, fresh cut grass, even the clean crisp air of a gentle breeze. Hope you have a joyous wedding celebration. Thank you for sharing.

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Calico Rabbit said...

Hi Carol!
I am a new follower, found you over at Tammy's blog (a Primitive Place)

Love the blog and LOVE that chick! I would love a chance to win and will share with my readers!


Calico Rabbit said...

Oh Sorry, forgot to tell what I celebrate about spring-

I love spring, that and fall - love the seasons of change.

In the spring I get bit by the garden bug (even though I am TERRIBLE at it! I just want to get out and plant stuff, also, I love birds, and that is when all the birds are busy so I like to spend time watchin' them get to work of nesting and livin'


myomyohi said...

I would love to win little peep. It's adorable!

Sabrina @Falling Leaf Woodworkers and Primitives said...

Little peep is adorable and I would love to win. please enter me in your wonderful giveaway. I would love to post on my blog but blogger has been giving me issues lately.

lapappilon said...

I want to play with you...please enter my name....
Eva from Serbia

Anonymous said...

Aww, love this little guy! I'm a follower and what I love about Spring is being able to open the house up to let fresh air in & seeing the tulips and buttercups bloom.

Thanks for the great giveaway!

Anonymous said...

Aww, love this little guy! I'm a follower and what I love about Spring is being able to open the house up to let fresh air in & seeing the tulips and buttercups bloom.

Thanks for the great giveaway!

jennifer768 said...

Hi I just found your blog and have become a new follower. What I love about Spring is being able to open the windows and hear the birds singing their beautiful songs. Thanks for the opportunity to own this sweet little peep. Have a great weekend, Jen

Simply Debbie said...

I just became your 136th follower. I LOST BOTH OF MY BLOGS WITH ALL MY FOLLOWERS ON wEDNESDAY...GRRRR...last night I started a new is not well put together yet but loosing followers is like loosing family and you don't want them to worry about you..
I WOULD BE SO HAPPY TO HAVE mISS pEEP COME STAY WITH husband and I are emptynesters. She would become an oklahoma chickie...and very spoiled
have a lovely weekend
Angel Hugs
Simply Debbie

wickedfaerie said...

I think I may be too late but just in case I would love to enter your giveaway.