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Monday, June 9, 2008

The winners are . . .
(plus the babies are here!!)

Thank you all so very much for all of the sweet, kind and uplifting comments you left me for my giveaway.
You all sure know how to make a girl feel wonderful!!
I just love having giveaways...

I thought I'd be smart and print out all the comments, slice them up, fold them up and do an old fashioned draw-the-name-from-the-basket . . . well, it took me a long time!!! But I did finally finish and the winners are:

For the bird box artwork:
Reyln of
Come Sit By My Fire

The little button jar goes to:
Angie of
Quilly Silly Vintage Boutique

The small altered thought book:
Heather of
Richmond Street Designs

And the bookmark goes to:
Dana at
The Stone Rabbit


And for an update on the sweet cardinal nest . . . we have babies!!! And they are so very precious. Isn't it amazing that the female cardinal builds the nest, incubates the eggs but calls to the male after they hatch and he is in charge of their care until they leave the nest? She is off to build a new nest for their next little family!

Happy Monday sweet friends ~ xxoo, Dawn


Dana said...

Yippee!!! I am so excited to learn I won a gift from your 500th Post Giveaway! Thank You! Thank You! I will think of you each time I pick up my book and see the beautiful bookmark! Your babies are just precious.

Alisa said...

A big congratulations to the winners! And what sweet babies you have!

Deb said...

Such sweet little babies :-}
Congratulations to all the winners of your wonderful giveaway - lucky girls!

vikki said...

hi sweetie! congrats to all the winners, they will love having your creations in their home! my little red finch in my lamp post with the chocolate vine had the babies hatch, too... the little mouths just waiting to be filled with food gathered with love. i am glad they survived with all the iowa storms ~ rains ~ winds! keep cool, heard georgia is having a 'hot' time!! much love and blessings, vikki xxooxo

Relyn said...

Y I P P I E ! ! ! ! !

I tell you you, I never win anything. I mean that. I have never even won a doorprize. And now. First place!? I am slightly shocked and awed and COMPLETELY thrilled. Thank you a million times!! I'll email you next, but I had to come by here and say thank you. You have made my week, probably my month. Blessings!

Storybook Woods said...

Congratulations ladies, you are very blessed. Clarice

bluemuf said...

Congratulations to the winners.
What sweet little babies and thank you for the interesting information on the cardinal, I didn't realize that.


Renna said...

A big congratulations to the winners! :-)

That Pappa Cardinal will also keep caring for the young even after they leave the nest as fledgelings. We have Cardinals nest in our yard each summer. It's so fun watching the daddy herding the babies around the yard, teaching them to scrounge for food, and the excited reaction of the babies when Daddy comes at them with something to pop into their beaks. It's better entertainment than tv! ;-)

I never knew, though, that Mamma Cardinal was off getting ready for the next brood. I used to wonder why she wasn't helping Daddy tend to the young. ;-)

Sarah said...

Those birds are just tiny!
I LOVE you blog!!!!!!!!

P.S thanks for being so nice.

Elizabeth G. said...

Oh, such cute little peeps! How did you find them and get close enough to snap them.

Thanks so much!

Fete et Fleur said...

Congratulations to the lucky winners!! Thank you for hosting such an amazing giveaway Dawn.

The little birds are precious!


StitchinByTheLake said...

Aren't the birds so sweet! I can't imagine how you got that picture but thanks for sharing it. Blessings, marlene

Lori said...

awwwwww:) i love those sweet babies!!! congrats to your winners!!!

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Learn something new every day...had no idea about cardinals. We don't see them very often.

Congrats to the lucky winners!

southern queen bee said...

What great pics. enjoyed seeing them up close...MISSY

Mary Isabella said...

They are so sweet....Smiles

GardenGoose said...

a big congratulations to all the winners..what lucky gals to now be able to own one of your darling creations.
oh my..the baby cardinals are so cute..I hope they thrive well.
p.s...any recent pics of "little Miss "Ellie"?

Jann said...

Congrats to the winners! My consolation prize is being able to view these photos of the baby birds!!! How very special! One of my very favorite things to do in life is to go on a "nature walk" and to see and photograph the wild birds. We saw a Red-shouldered Hawk the other day up close, along with swallows, mocking birds, and White-tailed Kites, and a Great Blue Heron--it was so amazing! Hugs, Jann

Enzie at World Market Portraits said...

I used to have finches, who would lay eggs, and more eggs and even more eggs. As the cages kept growing so did the number of birds. It was fun to watch these little ones and my favorite time was when they turned punk rock, with their first feathers sticking in all directions on their tiny heads.

Mrs. Staggs said...

I so enjoy your blog Dawn. You share so many lovely things. These babies have been a real treat to see. Thank you so much.


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