Sunday, November 18, 2007

A time to be thankful

I do my best to count my blessings and be thankful for each of them every day, but this time of year there are so many more reminders. I appreciate it - I have much for which I am thankful.

With that thought in mind I wanted to have another give-away. This time I'm offering up 2 items.

First - a beaded brooch. The colors are purple and brown, however my photography does not do this pin justice, the colors are a bit brighter in person. The pin is about 1 1/2 inches across. To give you another frame of reference the bicones used in the fringe are 4mm.

Second is a purple and green brooch. The beautiful center is a polymer clay cab created by Melissa Bell. It measures 2 inches across.

When I put this one together, it had been several months since I beaded up my last cab and in the process of assembling it, I forgot to glue the pin back on before the ultra suede, so it doesn't look nearly as tidy as I'd like, thankfully it's not seen when worn!

If you'd like to throw your name in the hat to win either of these pins, please leave a comment by midnight (Eastern Standard Time), November 23. It is open to everyone, I will pay for postage anywhere in the world.

I will pick two separate names and announce the winners on Saturday.

Thanks for playing and good luck!

***Updated to add 2 great links for other give aways, check them out when you get a chance!***

An Etsy Giveaway Extravaganza!
Contests Anonymous

Have fun!


Kathy Wagner said...

Oh yippee! Another generous treat from Grace! I hope I win this time!

Grace said...

Hooray, you're the first!!! Good luck!

angelaandconnor at said...

Beautiful! Enter me on either one.. I especially love the second one.

I added you to my contest listing too :

Karen said...

Grace, these are beautiful. Thanks for sharing them with us.

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

Grace, throw me in the mix, I'd be sew tickled to win either of these gorgeous pieces. Art on, Monica :)

Jessica W. said...

Please enter my name into your drawing! Thanks and have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Amy said...

I just love it when art bloggers that I enjoy share their creations.

Phyl said...

Wow!You are kind and gen-
erous to give away these
two gorgeous pieces!'Tis
the season, huh?!PLease
put my name into the pot!
Thank you!

nor_lou said...

I would love to win for my grace:)

Jan Davis said...

They are quite beautiful, but then, so are all the things I have seen that you have made

Jan Davis

Maggie R said...

Dare I Grace??!! Oh heck why not!!! Surely I won't win again VBG But the pins are sooooo lovely , how can I resist!!!!

Grace said...

I'm glad to see all the interest, everyone is welcome to play!

tammy lang said...

hi grace
as always more beautiful work!!
yes please add my name to your hat-i would love to have a piece of your beautiful art-
have a happy and thanful thanksgiving :)

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

Hey, did I win yet? lol J/K I'll tune in the 23rd. Happy Thanksgiving Grace, you got the giving down pat! ~Monica

Connie said...

Hi Grace, this is such a wonderful gift to the universe. Your generosity inspires me to give more!


Denise said...

I'll play Grace! I love your beadwork!!!
Cheers, Denise

Candes said...

How pretty your pins are! Reminds me of pins I had as a little girl. :)

Dawn Chastain said...

I'd love to be entered. I am sitting here with my mouth hanging open, drooling at your beadwork!!fantastic!!. Dawn

Tally said...

Uppsa, I don't believe in coincidence and I don't know about your midnight. Here in Germany it is 8.52 pm.
I "felt" over your tree first and discovered this now.
Greetings over the big ocean

Grace said...

Good to see you all here, the drawing is just a few short hours away now... fun!

Leaves of Grass

This is what you shall do: Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body - Walt Whitman