Monday, February 14, 2011

I heart YOU~Giveaway

 I can't think of a better way to tell you how much I appreciate YOU...
I am truly thankful for each of you who reads along here and in the magazine...your kindness warms my heart. can I thank you for being so supportive of my efforts?
How about a giveaway?
ONE sweet follower will receive the items pictured above. I'll be sending you one of my hand-cut silhouettes and a fancy wool heart stitched with love, from me to well as the spring issue of Mercantile Gatherings Magazine...filled with wonderful homes, stories, gardens, and projects. TWO additional followers will receive a copy of the spring magazine.

Here's what you must do to enter...
...first, you must be a follower of my blog. Next, leave a comment on this post telling me which of my blog posts is your favorite and why...kind of a, "I'd like more of this kind of post please". Last, please tell me if you are already a subscriber to Mercantile Gatherings Magazine (I'd hate to send you something you already have-I'll send you something else.)
I am truly thankful for each of you who reads along here and in the warm my heart.
I'll draw the winners on February 21st, one week from today.
 Until then, I wish you love... 

Regretfully this giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents only.


  1. What a wonderful, generous giveaway!
    Favorite type of posts??? Yikes - do I have to limit it to just one?? I love posts about your finishes of items that you are creating, I love posts about the treasures that you find, I love posts about your family and faith. Can you tell that I just LOVE your blog and am a frequent follower?!
    Wishing you a Happy Valentines Day!
    Thank you for inspiring me so!
    Blessings, Patti
    p.s. I am a subscriber to Mercantile Gatherings, but wouldn't mind a second copy. I treasure mine so and don't share as I should with friends not familiar with it...

  2. Sweet giveaway Rhonda, Happy Valentines Day..have a beautiful day!

  3. Happy Valentines...Love the Heart..Would enjoy
    receivng a copy of the Mercantile Gatherings Magazine,Please enter me in the Giveaway
    Posting on my Blog ....
    Prim Blessings

  4. I'm a follower. Unfortunately, I had to let my subscription to Mercantile Gatherings lapse awhile ago, so I'd LOVE to get a copy of the new issue! My favorite posts are where you show the newest projects that you're working on, and what treasures you've brought home from the thrift stores. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that sweet heart!

  5. Your heart is so lovely, and it comes with a key! Such a beautiful giveaway. Count me in please.

  6. Oh my goodness - what a wonderful, wonderful giveaway - you are so generous. Please include me in the drawing. I am already a follower. I recall, without looking, the post that meant the most to me...and that was the one you recently made about "No greater love" - It is so lovely to see faith expressed so meaningfully, and the post brought tears to my eyes.
    I am a follower of your blog and I do not subscribe to Merchantile Gatherings (I usually pick up my copy at my local shop).
    Thanks so much for offering this wonderful giveaway! - pets to the doggies :-)

  7. Wow! A huge thank you to all who have signed up already (and most especially for your lovely comments)! I want to be fair to everyone, so please remember you must be a follower of this blog to be eligible for the giveaway. If you aren't a follower yet, it's easy to become one...just click on the little "follow" button in the sidebar on the right. :)
    Good luck everyone!

  8. Well Rhonda,
    I REALLY loved your last post regarding your faith, I really was blessed by that, and of course, I also loved the post you did with your most wonderful beeswax hearts that I so adore!
    I enjoy each post, and I would love to be considered for your giveaway.
    I did have to let my MG subscription go as well.
    Either way, win or not, I'll still be a fan!
    I have my eye for some of those hearts, and as soon as I can afford some, I do plan to get a few! LOL!
    Have a good evening.

  9. Rhonda, I've been following you through Google Reader for a few weeks, but I joined the followers list through this page today, also.
    I like your blog as it is, I like seeing photos of the antiques in your home, the projects you make, and your puppies are very sweet. I hope to have a Corgi someday.

  10. What a lovely blog. I love your creations. :-)

  11. I like the blog best!!! I love wool and I appreciate the time and work that goes into your work with wool and other textiles!!!

  12. Hi Rhonda!

    Thank you so much for hosting this wonderful Giveaway with one of your hearts for the prize!! I love your blog, follow it faithfully, and am always inspired and blessed by your posts!! As to my favorite......I really love them ALL, but perhaps my MOST FAVORITE one would have to be the one about the bonnets and hats!! I loved seeing (and drooling over) your collection and your pictures were wonderful!! So very inspiring!! I do have a Spring Issue already so you don't have to send me one if I happen to be the winner! Thank you again for the chance to win and also for your sweet comment on my blog too!! Wishing you a day filled with LOVE as well!!

    Hugs and Hearts~~

  13. What a generous giveaway! I am a follower, and am just getting to know you! I really enjoy the photos on your blog and your dogs are adorable!

  14. Rhonda~ I heart you to sweetie! I love your silhouttes how wonderful it would be to win one! I enjoy all your post but I really enjoyed It's a begining.. because I love looking at your beautiful pantry and decorating.I also enjoyed A womans glory because we got to see a sillier side of you and a few weeks ago I think it was "Love" display chain when you shared your faith.I love post with pics of your decor and crafts.Warm Blessings!~Amy

  15. What a fantastic and gracious giveaway. I'd love to be entered. I really enjoy reading your display chain posts. It always interests me to get a sneak peak of everyone's homes and different decorating ideas. Have a great day!

  16. I am a follower of your inspiring blog. I enjoy all the posts, your writings always lift me as do your fantastic creations, such talent. Enter me to win this wonderful heartfelt give away. I have just subscribed to the Mercantile Gathering Magazine but will not start until the Summer Issue. Would love to have the Spring issue. Prim Blessings

  17. Rhonda, Thank you for the beautiful give away you are offering. I have just recnetly found your blog and have enjoyed strolling through your older entries. I love your Simply Primitives site for the opportunity to purchase your wonderful handwork. I do not get the Mercantile Gathering Magazine, so I would love to be entered to win. Thank you so much, Jo Ann

  18. Hi Rhonda. I would love to be entered into your giveaway. I am a follower and I do not subscribe to the Mercantile Gathering Magazine. The posts I most enjoy are those that focus on your needlework projects. Thanks, Madalynne

  19. What fun!!
    I'd be delighted to have my name thrown into the giveaway hat.



  20. Rhonda~

    I am a follower & love reading all your blog posts. While I cannot pick one post that is my favorite, I do enjoy seeing what you've been busy creating. I also enjoy your "display chain" posts. I would love to be entered to win one of your beautiful creations. I do not have a subscription to Mercantile Gatherings so I would love to check it out with a copy of my own. Thank you for hosting this wonderful giveaway. Good luck to all!!

    Enjoy your day~ Becky

  21. Rhonda, I haven't been a follower for very long, but I really enjoyed your perfect love post. I do not get the Mercantile Gatherings magazine. I will post on my blog sidebar.
    Thanks for a wonderful giveaway!
    Prim Blessings! Robin

  22. Hello!
    Wonderful items! Great giveaway!

    Please enter me in the giveaway

    I follow

    My favorite post is the one of the hats~ I so loved how you told the story of standing at an auction all day to purchase the bonnet of Jane Austen~ and then the pic of you wearing a bonnet so cute~ I loved it~ I like stories behind the items~ I like that you posed with one~ it was simple and true to life!

    I already sign up for Merchantile Gathering~

    I just finished reading your piece Monday night~ as usual~ loved it~ going to Grandma's~ her cake~ hunting for eggs~ watching Lawrence Welk show~ coloring eggs~ the finding an outfit~ then all getting dressed up~
    It takes me back to growing up~ love your style of writing!

  23. When I started blogging in August '10 I clicked into your blog because of the "...aprons drying on the line photo..." it just says so much to me. I have looked into your wonderful giving heart and your faith...your writing style keeps me following ...thank you for all that you do...
    I have not even read the MG magazine...other than your posts here. The heart is so sweet I would be so honored to win it:)
    Be well dear lady,

  24. First of all, thank you for following Honeysuckle Breeze and I am pleased to have signed up to follow you. I love your heart! Just learning about you and your art. Have a great day and I look forward to getting to know your thru your blog as the days go by.