Thursday, January 2, 2014

2014 - Give Aways Galore

Welcome 2014!   The past year was one of loss, but also growth.

 - Our two miniature schnauzers, Missy and Sally, passed away less than two weeks of each other.

 - My Aunt passed away the Friday before Palm Sunday.  
 - My dear, sweet mother suffered a severe stroke and struggled for months with the aftermath before passing in November.  
 - Our family grew by one member - our daughter married the love of her life in July.  
 - I started this blog, which has brought growth in creativity and, more importantly, marvelous, supportive cyber-friends.


I designed and stitched the silhouette of a horse on 18-count canvas, then painted the bottom of a porcelain box using china paints.  After completing the stitching, I mounted the canvas on the top of the box.  It measures two inches in diameter.

I loved the design so much, I painted another canvas and another porcelain box.  It also measures 2x2 inches.

 My first giveaway of 2014 is the square box and canvas, above - complete with instructions and everything you will need to complete the project.  It's a quick project, so the lucky winner won't have to spend tons of time on it - and will have a lovely piece when done.

Here are the guidelines and how to enter:

1.  Be - or become - a follower to this blog - one entry.
2.  Place a comment to this post - one entry.
3.  Blog about the giveaway on your blog - one entry.
4.  Send someone to my blog and, if they become a follower, you will get another chance to win.

Winner to be announced on January 15th.



  1. 2013 was a tough year for many.....I have great hopes for 2014! Your box finish is beautiful and I would love a chance to win this. My brother's oldest daughter loves horses and will be graduating in the spring ~ this would make a fantastic piece to finish and give her as a gift. Thanks for the chance!

  2. Hi Kim,

    I was popping in to say Happy New Year and then I saw your post about the loss of your Mother, Aunt and then your sweet doggies, I am so sorry for your terrible losses, it must have been heartbreaking for you.
    I do hope 2014 is happier for you, all the best.

    Lynn B

  3. What a year of loss you experienced last year. I'm so sorry. I hope 2014 is a wonderful, happy, healthy year for you and yours. Such a lovely giveaway! Thanks so much!