Thursday, December 3, 2009

A Little Giveaway Drawing!

Some of you may not know that my SISTER is coming to our farm for a VISIT. Today we will pick her up at the Wichita Airport. We are each other's best friend. She lives in Nevada and I live in Kansas, so the visits are maybe 3 times a year. We have not been together in a December, for I don't how long. This time will be so special for us. She will be able to see our momma that is in a nursing home. Our mom is 77 and has Alzheimer's. It is like she is there and yet not. She can only look at you with her eyes. Sometimes I can get her to smile, so I think she knows who I am. It is one of the hardest things in our life. I said one! I always cry when I have to leave her. I don't think this part of my life will ever ever be easy.

When my sister gets here we will laugh, sew, cook and talk for hours. My daughters and Shannon will cook in our little farm kitchen and I will listen as they interact with one another. I love it!!!!!! We will talk about spiritual things and get a little closer to the Lord together. She loves Jesus and so do I and that is so special!!!!!!!!!!!

We will go shopping at some quilt shops and come home and stitch up something special. Speaking about stitching! I have just been going on about us, but the real reason for this post is............. we are going to have a CELEBRATION PARTY GIVEAWAY FOR SHANNON!!!!!!!! That is why I am having a giveaway. I will give this 5 1/2" mitten to some special person! Now can you do me a big favor and welcome her by leaving her a comment? She follows my blog and while she is here we are going to make her up a blog. Yes!!! She reads all the comments on my blog and just loves them. So this giveaway is for her. You could tell her Merry Christmas or maybe a special memory that you have had with your sis! Just anything will do. Thank you soooooooo much! You are all truly special ladies!!!!!!! She will be so surprised when she opens up PRAIRIE FLOWER FARM!!!!!!!! smile!!!!!!! She is having some heartache in her life and I hope we can all love her up!! Blogging style. Love you all!!!!!!!!!!
Tips for the signup

1 vote, leave a comment for Shannon

1 vote, if you are a follower of Prairie Flower

1 vote, if you post or put my little snowman button up on your blog

and
1 vote if you sign up for our emails.
Shannon leaves on Tuesday, so we will have the giveaway until

TUESDAY NOON DECEMBER 8th




Blessings,
Linda and Shannon

53 comments:

  1. Shannon, I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

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  2. I just started following your blog and really love it!

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  3. I follow your blog and really appreciate the fun giveaway.

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  4. Merry Christmas Shannon. May God bless you with special memories that are better than any gift under the tree.

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  5. Linda and Shannon, I hope you have a wonderful visit. There is just nothing like getting together with family, especially when they are your best friends! My mom, my sister and I are all best friends and have the best times together. I don't get to as often now that I have moved 6 hours away, but that still doesn't stop me from hopping in the car and driving 6 hours to get in some girl time with my favorite girls! I know that every second you spend together on your visit is going to be so special. I'm sorry that you are going through this with your mom, it breaks my heart for you.
    I can't wait to have another blog to read!
    Robin

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  6. Shannon, if you are anything like your lovely sister, I can't WAIT to read YOUR blog! I hope you enjoy this special time with your family.
    Linda, I know your going to take advantage of this time with your sister. I hope you show us your sewing projects.... I know their going to be fabulous!

    You KNOW I'm ALWAYS follower!

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  7. Have a good stay, Shannon! I'm so jealous, I bet you all have great fun having girly time together!

    That snowman mitten is SO cute! I totally want it...I follow your blog and you always come up with the cutest stuff! I'm posting your button on my blog too! :o)

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  8. Merry Christmas, Shannon...hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and give your mom a hug too....we went through the same thing with my mom....it was very hard so I know what you are feeling......love the mitten and I am a follower too...have you signed up for my giveaway? it will end on the 6th....

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  9. What a sweet little snowman mitten! I have been wanting to make some of these but it looks like it wont get done this year! I am already a follower! What a precious time you will have with your best friend/sister!
    A Very, Merry Christmas, Shannon!
    (I love that name ~ it is my youngest daughters name!)
    God Bless you both as you enjoy each other this December!
    Blessings!

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  10. Hi Linda and hi Shannon! It's so nice to see two sisters with such a wonderful link! Enjoy your visit in Kansas and look after these precious moments.
    A big hug from Italy, Valeria

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  11. Merry Christmas to Shannon! Have a wonderful visit with your sister and family. I hope you & Linda enjoy your time together. It sounds like it is going to be a great visit. Linda,you always have such wonderful giveaways! Take care ladies and enjoy your time together.

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  12. Be nice to your sister! That goes for both of you -smile-.
    I'm a follower, want to return the kindness?

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  13. Sister visits are so much fun! Merry Christmas and I can't wait to see your new blog.

    clarksrfun at gmail dot com

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  14. I also follow you

    clarksrfun at gmail dot com

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  15. Merry Christmas Shannon, and Linda!
    Hope that this is a very special Christmas for you!

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  16. Merry Christmas Shannon! Have a wonderful time with your sister and family! I never had a sister (five brothers) and my husband only has brothers, so when three of my brothers finally got married--yee haaaa! Sisters! I have a very special relationship with one of them, and you would think we were born sisters except we look nothing alike. She is blonde, little, and cute and I am dark-haired, lanky and...well, not so cute. But on the inside we are SISTERS! What a joy! I am excited for both of you!

    Oh, thank you for this cute giveaway. I already get your emails.

    Shannon, when you start your blog, please have an email subscribe button for those of us who are too spacey or non-tech savvy to figure out RSS feeds and all. THANK! ;)

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  17. Shannon may you be blessed with laughter and great memories as you visit your sis!!

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  18. I receive your posts by email.

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  19. My the Lord bless your visit to Prairie Flower Farm Shannon and may the love and fellowship with family give your strength. Looking forward to your blog - you can count on me.

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  20. Oh I hope you girls have a wonderful time together -when my sister comes to visit you can't get us apart. Have a great time.
    vickie

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  21. Dear Shannon and Linda, I wish you a time ful of precious moments that will fill your hearts with joy.And a warm welcom to blogland! I really have to start my one too!!!!
    And Linda, your pumpkin tablerunner was admired today from all my guests. It is very special! Thanks again!

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  22. Merry Christmas to Shannon and for you too!!!!, I haven't had a sister, I miss to have one, well I'm not going to a sad comment, enjoy the time you're going to spend with eachother, hugs to both of you!!!

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  23. I have recently found your blog and love it. I would love to enter the drawing for the Snowman Mitten. I hope you have a most blessed holiday season, that the Lord fills your heart to singing of the joys of surprise that only He can give.
    Pat

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  24. I posted your button on my blog!

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  25. I also signed up for your emails

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  26. I posted button and info to my sidebar!

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  27. Shannon:

    I know your sister is so happy to have you for a visit! There's nothing quite like a sister! I know you are going to have such a great time together. I love crafting and sharing it with someone I love makes it even more fun. I also know what you are experiencing with your dear mama with Alzheimer's. My dear sweet mama has it too, and it's the saddest thing I have ever experienced in my life. I am so sad that it came upon us so quickly without us knowing what was happening. My dear sweet mama will smile at me too, and there seems to be a glimmer of recognition, or so I tell myself, but cry....yes, every single time. You never get too old to cry about something that pains your heart so much! I hope you gals have a wonderful time and that you get your blog set up too. I don't have one yet, but one day when I have more time....Merry Christmas to you, Shannon!! In everything, give thanks, GrandmaSoucie

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  28. I just wanted to say to enjoy each other very much this christmas and always. I lost my sister this past march and even though I know she is in a better place, I miss not being able to talk to her, so make the most of your time together and on't forget to give each other a big hug!!!!! Bev Baggett bevsdoggies@yahoo.com

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  30. What an adorable mitten ornie. I signed up to follow and by email, but I have your blog on my bloglines and love to read it all the time. I am happy you will be having such a special sister visit. While I don't have a sister, I have brothers and love when we have visits, enjoy your special time, and can't wait to read your blog Shannon! I also put your button on my blog! Happy holidays!

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  31. Welcome, Shannon! I hope you have a wonderful visit and a Blessed Christmas!

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  32. I want to add your beautiful button to my wordpress blog, but I'm a new blogger and can't figure it out.

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  33. Shannon,
    My sister comes in town each year to Mom's and my kids and I all go over and bake cookies for Christmas. Now, my youngest brother comes too. It is alot of fun and a tradition we all cherish. We've been doing it for many years and have wonderful memories from when our dad was alive. I'm sure your visit will be such a blessing. Merry Christmas!

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  34. ooh, how cute! You are lucky to have such a wonderful sister! I hope Shannon's time with you is a memorable one! You are one of my fave blogs to follow! Have a wonderful time with Shannon!

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  35. Welcome Shannon! Merry Christmas!! May the Lord bless your precious time together with your sister...how special sisters are!! Have a fabulous time doing all the fun things you plan to do...and enjoy entering the blogging world...I'm sure it will be a blessing to you.

    Blessings,
    Camille

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  36. Hi shannon, YOur sister must love you so much and she is very excited for you to visit. I too have one sister and I know just how you feel about eachother. Best friends, confidants and personal prayer partner and psychologist!Have a blessed time together. I am a follower and will be looking for posts about your time together!
    Yvonne

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  37. Good Morning Shannon & Linda!!!

    Enjoy your visit!!

    Hey Linda, I was one of your ornament swappers over at Mary Jane's & I LOVE my ornament!!!

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  38. Merry Christmas Shannon! What fun that your sister would do this for you!
    The snowman mitten is adorable - thanks, Linda for having this contest!

    ~Penni in Maine

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  39. I signed up for your emails! I look forward to receiving them. :)

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  40. I added your snowman button to my blog - thank you it is so cute.

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  41. I signed up thru feedburner to follow your blog.
    thanks again for having such a delightful contest!
    Merry Christmas to both of you!

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  42. Shannon! Welcome "home" to your sister's home! You are very blessed to be sharing this precious time with her. I live in Omaha and both of my sisters (and all our family, really) are 700+ miles away and no funds to visit each other for two Christmases now ~ oh how blessed you are for your special visit! I'm so happy for you two! What beautiful memories you two are making. Cherish them all...
    Heather
    indigo52 at cox dot net
    ... I don't have a blog, so this is my only entry!

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  43. Hello Linda, Well it's funny you mention sisters and your going to get to visit with yours for a time. I also have a sister and she is the most wonderful thing God could have ever given me. We share so many things. We both love the Lord, we love to sew, and do crafts, & cook, and shop. I could go on and on.
    I am a follower, and I believe I get your emails. I will post about your giveaway on my blog side bar.
    Sandy
    loveyatostitches.blogspot.com

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  44. Hi Shannon,
    How blessed you are to have a sister who is your best friend. I hope your visit is all that you are looking forward to.

    How exciting that you will be joining the world of blogging. You are about to have more fun than you ever imagined possible. I look forward to joining your blog, too.

    Will you please let your sister know that I have only just discovered her blog, but I am now following and, of course, had a bit of a chat with you and I have put her button on my blog? Thank you so much.

    Shannon and Linda, I surely hope we get to visit again, sometime soon. Merry Christmas!

    ~ Just Joany
    Red Wagon Flights

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  45. This is such a sweet idea! Merry Christmas Shannon and enjoy your visit with you sister! My sister lives in Nevada too, a small town called Beatty? We haven't spent a Christmas together since the 80's but she was able to come out for Easter for a week, we had a grand time and I know you will too! Linda, please enter me twice. Thanks! Sue

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  46. I just know you'll have a wonderful time together. Enjoy every minute!

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  47. Lori from heres a handDecember 7, 2009 at 2:02 PM

    I'm already a follower and signed up for the emails and look forward to each one. A big welcome to Shannon, God bless your time together. Your photos of decorations are so charming. You have good ideas. I am so blessed with a great family but a sister is something I don't have. My mom was the only girl in her family and my daughter is the only girl in our family. We are kindred spirits and have a good time when we get together. I will put your snowman button on my blog. Thanks for making it so easy to enter.

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  48. Hi Linda!
    New to this blog. I follow it and signed up for the emails. I also put the little snowman button on my blog, but found out it does not work somehow- so I just put an extra textlink to your giveaway in a comment...

    I really can relate very well to the part in your message about your mother; my grandmother (84 years)has dementia and usually doesn´t recognize me, but last time I visited, her face suddenly "cleared" and I think, there was a glimpse of recognition, which made me really happy. My mother is caring for/nursing her and my grandfather (96 yearrs) and it really gets to her... Unfortunately I life at the other end of the country and get to see them very irregularly.

    All the best and joyous advent to you,
    have a wonderful time with your sister,
    Viola.

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  49. Comment especially for Shannon!
    Hello Shannon, I wish you a great stay with your sister! I "only" have a brother, but I´m so glad that we get along well and our relationship got a lot closer over the last couple of years. It´s such a gift to have him, also for sharing thoughts about our parents,... Could not imagine being a single child or not being in touch with him.
    All the best to you,
    Viola.

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  50. Linda, you make me smile even when days are aren't so promising :(. I love the recipes you share. I wish I had your sewing and crafting talents. You are a real gem! God Bless You!

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