Thursday, February 3, 2011

Let the give-away begin......

Finally, I have 101 followers.  I know that's not a big deal to most but it is to me.  When I started this blog, I told myself I was doing it as a creative outlet for me....not a popularity contest.  There have been times that I've been really down about it but I just try to remember why I'm doing it.  The hardest part for me has been leaving comments for people that you genuinely enjoy their blog and like them but they never reciprocate.  I've tried to narrow down my comments so the rejection is not so great.  My sincere hope is that I've never made someone feel that their comment wasn't important because believe me, I'm sooooo appreciative of everyone who stops in & especially those who leave a comment.
So onward and upward & let the give-away begin.  This is the lamp that will be given away.

If you will leave me a comment, I'll put your name in the drawing & also you must be a follower.  I'll close the drawing on Sun. evening, Feb. 6 and choose the winner on Mon. morning.  Thanks, in advance, for entering (if you choose to).

19 comments:

Dana-v said...

Congratulations on hitting 101! One day, I hope to hit the same milestone. You know I love your blog, and when I go to Leola's, you're the face I hope to see behind the counter.

True Treasures said...

I Love the Lamp and your blog Jan! Keep up the good work!

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

I will leave you comments--promise. When you post, I read, I comment--and I respond to comments.
I follow.
I would love to be entered into your giveaway!
★Linda★

Minden Place said...

Jan--I have appreciated tne comments you have left for me but I am not smart enough to leave you a comment--finally asked my son during his visit last weekend and he said I have to sign up with google. Your post today encouraged me to take the time to sign up--not that I want to be entered in your drawing but that I wanted to finally let you know I appreciated your comments and to encourage you in your blogging--I do enjoy your sharing. Carrie--Minden Place

Andrea said...

LOVE the lampshade Jan, you did a great job! Are you selling the clock at Leola's?

cathycooley said...

Not only are you my nicest friend, but the nicest blogger I know!

Terri Gordon said...

Hello, Congratulations, that is wonderful and what a lovely giveaway, just beautiful. Thank you for the opportunity. Have a wonderful evening. Terri

Susan said...

Love the lamp! Did you make it also?

littlepurpleroom said...

Hi Jan,

I was on Artsy Fartsy earlier and started clicking through to other blogs and ended up here. So glad I did.
What a sweet blog you have.
You are so talented.
You must be doing something right, seems you have a beautiful family and loyal blog readers, customers and friends. Please don't question yourself too much, even though I don't know you, I'll bet you are the very best you that anyone could be.
I love the way your chair is coming along, you are braver than I. I've always wanted to reupholster, just do not have the guts for it.
And these are beautiful lampshades. I just started really liking toile last year (think I spelt it right), when I bought a queensize toile quilt. Red and white. I love it. That lamp would really set it off.
I am part of One World One Heart blog event right now, so being a blogger, you are certainly invited to come over and leave a comment while visiting my blog for a chance to win my "Have a Little Heart" mixed media necklace.
Hope to see you there.
I am now following this here blog.
Diane from Turn Left at the Pigs.

summersundays-jw said...

Susan - didn't make the lamp base but I painted it to go with the shade. Looks much better kind of off-white. Jan

TamboinMO said...

Hey girl, I love catching up with your blog and I'm always appreciative when you leave a note on mine. Even though I don't always reciprocate, know that I'm checking in regularly.

Michele's Treasures, Teacups, and Tumbling Rose Cottage said...

Congrats on the 101! I see you now have even more. Good for you. What a gorgeous lamp! The off white base makes it. ; )
~Michele

Myra said...

Jan, I remember I was follower #70 when you had Leola's fall open house. Just look how many more you've gotten since then! I hope I can get my password right so this will post! I love this lamp and I love the chair you just painted & slipcovered. I am not a blogger, but I do so enjoy reading your blog, and I LOVE comint to Leola's!! Myra

Lori said...

Found Leola's when my mom was visiting from Texas and we both LOVE the shop. And I LOVE this lamp! Congrats and thanks for the opportunity to win it!

Sharon Wengel said...

Hey Great ! You hit over 100 , and yes it is a big deal as I am slowly creeping up to 50. I love reading your blog, and I love Leola's.
This is a great giveaway , so put me in the pot.

Christy said...

Congrats Jan, just wanted you to know I enjoy your blog,
Since I live in Springfield too it is fun to know we can enjoy the same destinations. I like to visit Leolas too! I am a follower too!

Judy said...

From the sister who tells it like it is, I know you have heard this before. It is not the quantity of followers, but the quality. I think your followers are people of superior intelligence and taste and that means everything! Judy

nancy huggins said...

Just found your blog while browsing around..I am now a follower and will be putting a link to your blog in my side bar. Please enter me in your wonderful give away (crossing my fingers that I win) :)

dothetwist said...

Congratulations on hitting 101 followers! Loving the lamp!