WINNERS ~ Grip n’ Stitch n’ More!

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Oh baby~baby … it is very c-c-c-cold outside!  We haven’t yet dug out from the 17 inches of snow we received these past couple days…. 

Wowzers.  We heard on the weather report last evening that within five miles from Great Falls, they received almost four feet.   And temps to go with it; we’re 12 degrees F this morning… and the wind has begun to blow.  YIKES. {even for us Montanans}  Gives new meaning to “chill out” ~let’s not!

 Our girl dogs don’t mind it too bad… notice  the zip line we put in for the pups is now missing the frisbee toy ~ buried in the snow!  Both Georgia and Savannah love their zip line! But today they are in front of the nice, warm fire – cozying up with each other!

  The branches below ~ perhaps another idea for a sketch, or card?

So, back to the fun of the day!  Thank you, thank you to all you dear readers.  As a blogger, it is always so much fun to host GIVEAWAYS ~  I love doing that, and well, it just wouldn’t be a giveaway, much less any fun, if there was no one “out therereading, or to receive it!  I thank you for ALL of your sweet, kind and generous comments; I so APPRECIATE ALL OF YOU! 

Winner of the Grip n’ Stitch disks is Commenter #19, HollyM ~ who I know as wonderful art quilter!  Visit her blog sometime, “Through My Window!”  Congratulations Holly!  

Thank you Clever Craft Tools for giving a pair to one of my readers!  

And, on to the next GiveAway ~ Wowzers!  You guys just blew me away with your comments!  I hope they are as widely successful on the Etsy shop!  These are my newly made notecards, which come with a matching brown-paper envelope, too.  The inside of each card is blank, and smooth, for writing;  the watercolor drawing has been lightly glued to the front of the corrugated brown paper front, and finished with a glossy mod podgey type product.  And they are frameable, if you would like.  

Winner #1 of “Bloom” is Anna Pickering Ballinger of Beyond The Fence blog!

 Winner #2 of “Merry Christmas is:   Sarah, writer of “Sweet and Savory” blog.

Winner #3 of “I Choose Joy” is Julie from the Ironmom {Julie} blog.

Winner #4 is Teresa of Music Cityof the “Stop-Pray” Birdie, who writes a blog I enjoy greatly,  “A Quilt and a Prayer” and she’s a superb quilter too! 

And Winner #5 ~ another favorite quilter, Vicki W, who writes a wonderful blog “Field Trips in Fiber” I’m sending you Mittens ~ “Be Warm Inside and Out.”

Winner #6: “Choose Joy” is coming your way… Sweet Jennifer of STUDIO JRU!  Many of you know I regularly join her “In the Studio Friday” link up party on her blog!  

Winner #7:  “Made for Real”  who just posted a recipe for  Butternut Squash Soup” on her blog {looks so so good!} ~ I am sending you the card, “Blessings” – and yes, I think that is a great idea to try my hand at a Gingerbread Man!  Thank you for the suggestion.

Thank you for the Pure Joy you ALL are.  Your sweet responses, and kind encouragement for all of my artsy endeavors is greatly appreciated, and most of all, your friendship gives me GREAT JOY!  

Winners ~ please send me your mailing addresses and I will mail everything next Tuesday.  

Blessings ABUNDANT ~ yes you ARE!   

Comments 13

  1. Thank you Leslie & MarveLes Art Studios! Congrats to Holly. For all those that were interested in these quilting disks, you can buy online ( or visit our retail/wholesale page ( Have a local quilt shop that you frequent that you would like to carry these? Give them our info and we can work with them to carry them! Happy quilting! – Clever Craft Tools

  2. Thanks goes to you for sharing your wonderful art with others!! Those who won will each have a piece of you…but for us 'non-winners' we still get to see your artwork on your blog! Thanks for sharing with us!

  3. We haven't seen snow yet. We did go from mid 70's yesterday to 30 today! 🙂 Love your sweet pups cuddled up. 🙂 So excited to win one of your beauties, Leslie! Thanks so much!!

  4. Oh WOW!!! I am so excited to win the beautiful Stop-Pray Birdie!!! You just made my day Leslie – heck, you made my week!!!! You can bet this little treasure will be framed and hang in my sewing room to inspire me and remind me of a very, very special friend every time I look at it :*) Thank you SO MUCH!

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