30 November, 2011

Near 100 Followers!

Wow friends. I just noticed that I am near 100 Followers. Maybe 100 by the end of the year? I hope so. This time last year, there were only 2 Followers. Only one entered Homespun Hannah's first giveaway- the Holiday Birdhouse. Where does the time go? You all have been so nice and now there are 97 Followers. Many have entered my current Holidays giveaway, and you all have until midnight 10 December to enter. I have noticed that the Google Friend Connect is acting oddly lately. Sometimes it won't allow me to Follow a blog, and one of you mentioned that same thing in a comment. I just kept trying and eventually it allowed me to Follow. The Firefox browser seems to work better for that than IE, by the way. Prim blessings and thanks to you all!

24 November, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy thanksgiving to everyone. We are preparing dishes and looking forward to family arriving. Everyone be safe and have a great holiday
image: Plush Possum Studio

19 November, 2011

*Holidays Giveaway reminder*


*THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED*

The Giveaway post was getting moved so far down on my blog, I decided to post a reminder with the place to sign up at: HOLIDAYS GIVEAWAY. Thank you to all who are following and for entering. I am so excited, and cannot wait to send Virginia to a new home. Compliments to all of you talented crafters, as I am seeing a lot of great giveaway gifts in blogland. Prim blessings to all.

18 November, 2011

Images looking pale?

Do your images look somewhat pale when uploaded online? Here is an excellent free program that can solve that. The above image is pale- "as is" with no editing. The image below has been edited easily using Google Picasa. This is a free download that is easy to operate. Simlpy click on the image and choose options from the Effects. If the photo looks better, click Apply, save to your computer, and your image will be clearer. If an Effect does not look to please you, simply click Cancel and try another. There are also other options, such as add text, auto color, straighten image, remove red eye, and backlight. You can also choose to have your image albums private or public, a nice feature. This gift pictured was given to me from Cindy Adkins' Whimsical Musings.

*Download Picasa at this link: PICASA*

So many blogs...

Good morning friends. Someone has asked where to find me, since I do have so many blogs. Homespun Hannah's Blog is my original and "main" blog, but I do check on all of my blogs at least once daily. My Email contact sends emails to all of my email accounts for all of my blogs, so you can be sure I will receive your email. So many are entering the Giveaway and following my blogs- thank you all so much! I am keeping-up with who is entered and how many entries you each have. What fun! I had to add this photo of my daughter's wedding last year. Yes, that's me beside her.

12 November, 2011

God bless our Veterans

Oh my, yesterday was not a good day for me. I slept a lot because I was not feeling well. 'Completely missed Veteran's Day. This is an important day, and I respect all Veterans very much. Many of my uncles were veterans. 'Apologies for not posting yesterday. God bless our Veterans and their families.

05 November, 2011

Holidays Giveaway!

*THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED*

Hello friends. Since becoming disabled, I cannot craft/sew as much as once did, but I am offering this holidays raggedy doll and dress for giveaway. The raggedy doll was made from a pattern by: You Are Special Patterns, and I made her and her gingerbread pal last year for my former Esther's Mercantile webstore. The raggedy doll is approx. 17" tall. She is coffee-stained with red yarn hair. Her dress is of cotton homespun in a holidays wine and black checkered weave. She is also scented with nutmeg and cinnamon. A hanger loop is behind her neck. This raggedy doll is for display and not for use as a toy. Her name is Virginia ♥

To enter, leave a comment on this post. Due to shipping cost, you must be a resident of the continental US. Must also be a Follower who is at least 18 years of age; new Followers are always welcome.

To earn a second entry, post this on your blog sidebar. As this blog has a no-right-click, just left-click on the image to save a blog sidebar size image. In your comment, tell me if you have done this. Link the image to: http://homespunhannahblog.blogspot.com/2011/11/holidays-giveaway.html Last day to enter is 10 December. Winner will be drawn with Random Number Selector and posted in the AM of 11 December.

Thank you to all who are posting my Giveaway on your blogs and entering to win. I am so excited! It is great to see that you all are interested and like the doll Virginia. Thank you so much. I can hardly wait to see who wins. Upon entering, you confirm that you have read, understand, and agree to this blog's complete Giveaway Rules on this page: Giveaway Rules.

04 November, 2011

My win from Huckleberry Lady!

It arrived today! This is my win from Lois at: Huckleberry Lady. We already have him sitting on the antique sideboard, ready for all Thanksgiving family to see when they visit. This is so beautiful, and I thank Lois so much for it. Y'all be sure to check out her handmade items- they are all lovely.

03 November, 2011

Look at my surprise gift!

Oh, how I love surprises! This is a nice recipe card set that Cindy from : Whimsical Musings sent to me. It is so beautiful. The card is also, with pretty glitter. Leave it to Cindy to do everything well above average. This is a nice surprise that really cheers me up, as we actually had some bad news in the family this week. Cindy, thank you so much. This is awesome!