Be joyful even though you have considered all the facts...practice resurrection. -Wendell Berry

Saturday, April 14, 2012

birthday #56 giveaway

yes, i have been possessed by color.
and now i feel better, having stitched the colors
into a very simple pillow.
(it measures app. 15"x 20")
closed up in the back with my signature upcycled button placket,
this wonky homemade pillow is ready for a new home.

yup. i'm celebrating yet another birthday with a giveaway.
if you would like to have this pillow arrive at your house*, 
please leave a comment here or send me an e-mail.
i'll choose a winner on wednesday, april 18th.

good luck, dear readers! 

*i am happy to ship overseas, but due to shipping costs, it will be the pillow cover only to overseas readers. i hope you'll understand. xo 

22 comments:

  1. That is a beautiful wonky pillow with the most perfect colors, and would look fabulous with my sofa:)

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  2. Pick me Pick me!!! Our house would make a great home for this beautiful pillow! You are talented, I am a huge fan!
    Margaret

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  3. I'd love to have that pillow in my home!

    Happy Birthday, my mother from another . . . well . . . mother.

    <3

    Jamie

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  4. Happy Birthday!
    Count me in please! I love the colours you've used!

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  5. Happy Birthday.

    Beautiful colors. It would be nice to be a recipient of this pillow. For me though, I live with deep adobe colors of the Southwest U.S.

    But, I would love to know the fiber of the pillow. Is it linen with cotton decoration? The closure is exceptional! I love the pintucks. Your design and technique is to the home what comfort food is on a cold day.

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    1. Yes, the base fabric is a linen/cotton blend, and the appliqued squares are cotton. The closure is cut from an old pintucked blouse, also linen.

      I love your last sentence.
      Thanks.
      :-)

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  6. such beautiful joy in your work
    Happy Birthday Karen....you are so young

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  7. Is family allowed to enter??!?! Happy birthday Marmie!

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  8. Happy Birthday Karen! Welcome to the Happy 50+ Club :>)
    Thanks for offering the chance to win that lovely pillow cover, as I live in The Netherlands.

    Cheers!

    Jeanneke.

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  9. A very happy birthday Karen. I would love to win your pillow cover. I did not visit you earlier, I am too 'busy' with everything and I have BPPV, alot of vertigo's due to everything that's going on in the house and in my head!!!! Tooooo many plans, too many ideas!!!

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    1. Deep breaths, Baukje!
      Hope things get a bit easier soon!

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  10. Happy birthday, dear friend. May your new year ahead be rich with life's small pleasures.
    I so often admire your fabric choices for projects, each looking clean, natural, like home. A lovely idea to give someone else a gift in honor of your special day.
    Joy to you.

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  11. Oh, Karen, this is so lovely. Love the colors!
    And I send you loving wishes for a very happy birthday, dear friend!!
    I love visiting you through your inspiring blog!

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  12. Is it too nepotistic for me to enter the contest? I am in love with the COLOR!

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  13. Oooh, I missed this post completely. Happy, happy birthday, Karen!

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  14. dear karen, what a generous bday thought, a giveaway! i love the colors on the pillow and the bowls...so spring-invoking and clean...i'd love to be picked, too. hope your day was frabjous! tqoe

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  15. I love the vibrant strip of colours against the neutral background. It is gorgeous! Happy Birthday.

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  16. I love the vibrant strip of colours against the neutral background. It is gorgeous! Happy Birthday.

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  17. I'd love it, it's so pretty!

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  18. tqoe would like to enter carly's name for the drawing...she'd love this pillow....thanks.

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  19. Happy Birthday Karen, these colors are lovely and I love the closure, very clever!

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  20. I'm not sure if this giveaway is still going on. Love those colors. That's so awesome that you saw the shuttle at the airport.

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