Monday, May 21, 2012

Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day!

Hello and welcome! I hope you're enjoying all the fun Giveaways going on over at Sew Mama Sew

I have a sweet necklace for you to win...a graceful bird flies free on this necklace with a tiny glass bead and key charm at her wing.
 Measures 18" long and closes in the back with a lobster clasp.


How to enter:
1. For first entry, leave a comment below and tell me what your favorite thing is to do in the Summer.
2. For second entry become a blog follower, or if you already are a follower, go ahead and enter a second time!
Giveaway is open to International winners!

Please leave a way to get a hold of you in your comment should you win! If your profile isn't already linked to a blog then please leave your email address!

Giveaway ends May 25 at 5pm and the winner will be announced by May 27. 

Be sure to visit Sew Mama Sew for more Giveaways!
♥ Anna

196 comments:

  1. oh wow! That's beautiful! Well for summer I love garage saling (its not as much fun in the rainy spring time) and gardening--just being outside after all the Pacific Northwest rain is so great!

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    1. Oh I love garage sales! I haven't been to one in ages...and gardening as well! I'm originally from the Pacific Northwest so I completely agree abut enjoying the sunshine while it's out! ;)

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  2. I can't believe I have the first entry for this beautiful necklace! My favorite summer activity is making iced tea. Yup, I'm simple.

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    1. Mmm...I love iced tea! Well any tea really. ;)

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  3. what a lovely necklace!

    favorite summer activity... splashing in the beautiful eno river here in nc with my husband and three kiddos followed by an outing to a local farm that makes the world's most delicious icecream. that would be one of many ideal summer days. :)

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    1. A swim, a farm, and some ice cream....sounds like a perfect day to me! :)

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  4. My favorite thing to do in the summer is whitewater rafting!!

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    1. I've never been whitewater rafting! But it looks fun!

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  5. i love going on vacation. wish i could do it all year

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  6. I can only say wow about this necklace!! I am loving everything about it and I am not exaggerating! My family and I love the outdoors so we will spend a good amount of our summer camping at the lake or the Red River Gorge! We have already been once and have many more trips in mind!

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    1. Awe, thanks for your sweet compliments. :) Oh yes camping! I love camping and smore's!

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  7. My favorite thing to do in the summer is visit my family's lake cabin up north. Drinking gin and tonics on the deck, playing cards at night, and finding agates on long walks!

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  8. Beautiful necklace! Favorite thing this summer is taking a trip with my daughter and grand-daughter. Just the girls!

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    1. Thanks. :) Girl time is the best! :)

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  9. My favorite thing to do in summer is to swim in the sea when I can.

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  10. I love this necklace... fav thing to do this summer will be to stay in the house and quilt. too hot in Florida to do much of anything outside, that is unless you can get to the beach

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    1. That sounds fun! I stay in as well when it gets too hot! And I always have some project to keep me happy. ;)

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  11. favorite thing to do in the summer is to have my sweet grandchildren come visit me more often. they live on the other side of two mountain passes, so winter can be intense driving. thanks for the opportunity and have a great day

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    1. Time with family is definitely at the top of my list!

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  12. Beautiful! I love to go for walks with my family in the summer.

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    1. I love walks, especially in the summer! There are so many beautiful things out and blooming. :)

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  13. I love to watch fireworks and I love to swim and I love to eat outside and I love to celebrate three of our birthdays and I love so many things about summer that I don't have a favorite. (Terrible run on sentence, I know.)

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    1. I agree! It is hard to pick a favorite!

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  14. Love to laze around ing summer

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    1. Lazy summer days are the best!

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  15. I love to visit the beach!

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  16. That is literally the coolest necklace EVER!! I love it!

    For summer, I can't wait to go SWIMMING. We live in hot hot Tucson, Arizona, so finding a cool bit of water is a must!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    melissajpalmer at yahoo dot com

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    1. Awe, thanks! :) Swimming is definitely refreshing in the summer heat!

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  17. Following your blog :)

    melissajpalmer at yahoo dot com

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  18. This is gorgeous and I would gift it on to my SIL who is an avid bird watcher. Yes, birding and flowers are a favorite summer time activity for all of us.

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    1. I've never done any birding but I do so love birds! There are some sweet birds that visit my patio, but I never know what kind they are. I really should look them up! Sounds like a fun activity!

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  19. Beautiful necklace! My favorite thing is sitting on the patio, watching my preschoolers splash in the wading pool, and then all sharing popsicles together. :) Thanks for the chance to enter!

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    1. That sounds like a lot of fun! Preschoolers and popsicles are so much fun! :)

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  20. I found you from Sew Mama, Sew. I love this necklace! Thanks for the giveaway.

    lindseyjunk (at) sbcglobal (dot) net

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    1. Thanks for coming by Lindsey! :)

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  21. This is a beautiful necklace. Thank you for the chance to win it. My favorite thing to do in the summer is to take long walks in the evening, because it stays lighter so much later and look at the fireflies. It reminds me of being a kid, helps me to slow down and be grateful for all the little things.

    you can reach me at scrapgirl1467 (at) yahoo (dot) com

    Thanks for participating in the giveaway. It is fun to see new blogs and get new ideas and inspiration.

    Have a wonderful day,
    Maureen

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    1. That all sounds lovely! And reminds me of being a kid too. Life was so much simpler when we took time to enjoy the little things! I hope you have a lovely summer! :)

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  22. My favourite thing to do in Summer is relax in my hammock!!

    xo Steph

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    1. Oh I haven't had a hammock since I was a kid! I remember loving to relax in ours...someday I need to get one!

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  23. The place where I live its summer almost 6-7 months a year, so that pretty much covers everyday activities...it also means sightseeing new places and lounging around the house

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    1. Sightseeing is always fun! And I definitely do my share of summer lounging. ;)Thanks for entering!

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  24. Beautiful bird..i like to chill in the pool with my husband after work in the summer. thank you.

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  25. Gorgeous item. My fav summer do is to laze around in the warmth outside. Cook out and putter. Bike ride about town.

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    1. That all sounds fun! Especially bike riding! :)

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  26. Hi. My favourite thing to do in the summer is have a picnic by a river, or the sea. If the river is swimmable, all the better.

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    1. Oh yes I love picnics and picnics and swimming are all the better! Sounds like a perfect day!

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  27. I love going to the beach with my kids!

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    1. I love the beach! And the beach with family is so much fun! :)

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  28. We've not had much of a summer here so far, but when it arrives I love going to watch cricket with my friends - bring a picnic, support my team and just hang out with my friends out in the sun all day!

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    1. I haven't ever watched Cricket! But I'm all about picnics and supporting my team! :)

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  29. My kids and I go visit my sister for about a week and we call it Camp Aunt Jen! She always has tons for them to do with her two kids, and we get to spend sister time together when the kids go to bed.

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    1. That sounds like a lot of fun! :)

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  30. What a gorgeous piece - thank you for the chance to win it :)

    My favourite thing to do in summer is go to my family and hang around the beach-house. It's also Christmas season here, so Summer is all kinds of fun here in South Africa.

    Marilize
    marilize (dot) paulsen (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Thanks! That sounds fun! It would be neat to have Christmas in the summer for a change! I always picture Christmas as winter and snow but it's not that way all around the world! Thanks for stopping by!

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  31. I love to just BE at the beach with my littles...splashing and resting.

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  32. What a beautiful necklace.

    My favorite thing to do in the summer is going to the Drive in for a movie with a cooler full of drinks and a picnuc dinner. :)

    (I also followed you.)

    stormandstars (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Thank you. :) That sounds fun! In my hometown they do movies in the park and we bring picnic blankets... definitely one of the highlights of summer!

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  33. Summer to me is biking in the park or fishing at the local Metropark.

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    1. I love biking...and it's been years since I've been fishing! Hope you have a lovely summer! Thanks for stopping by!

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  34. Gorgeous necklace! In the summer, I love spending evenings out in the driveway with the kids and neighbors. Also, the 4th of July is my favorite holiday!

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    1. Thanks! :) That all sounds fun! And the 4th of July is my favorite holiday as well! (though Christmas is slowly starting to take it's place.) Once during the 4th I was in England and I had to go out and buy hot dogs and mustard and ketchup and have a little celebration. ;) I even had an English friend turn up and he brought an American flag! :)

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  35. My favorite thing to do in the summer is simply spend time relaxing outside! I love the warm weather!!! jinglesells at gmail dot com

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    1. I love enjoying the warm weather outside as well! Soak it up while you can! :D

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  36. my favorite thing to do is sit in the shade with a glass of sweet tea and my kindle... and watch my girls splashing in their little pool!

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  37. My favorite thing is walking--miles and miles--with the sun on my face☺

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  38. My favorite thing to do in the summer is relax and read and spend time with my family!

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  39. Hi Anna, your necklace is really beautiful, thanks for a lovely giveaway. My favourite summer thing to do is to lie in the shade on a warm day with a lovely book, a quilt to lie on, a cold drink, and with my little dog curled up at my feet!

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  40. I love spending time with my oldest in the summers. We miss her when she is in school :)

    laura@polkadotzombie dot com

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  41. I follow you on Google reader :)

    laura@polkadotzombie dot com

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  42. I've seen this necklace before and loved it! Anyway, favorite thing in summer is playing bubbles with my girls.

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  43. My favorite thing in the summer is my visit from my grandson who lives 2000 miles away. The necklace is so-o-o-o me.

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  44. How lovely. My favorite thing to do in summer is spend quality time with my children, away from electronics and out of doors!

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  45. Awesome necklace!

    My fave thing about summer is that at the local theatre here there is a summer workshop for teens. I did it every year I was able and I made some amazing friends. I'm in college now and to old to be in the shows, but I help out as much as I can. It's always May through June..

    And i shall go follow!

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  46. What a lovely necklace! Thanks for the giveaway. To be totally honest, my favorite summer time activity is sewing indoors until the heat breaks enough to go outside again.

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  47. My favorite thing to do in the summer is to dine al fresco!

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  48. Beautiful necklace & beautiful name! My 4 year old daughter's name is Anna! :-) I love to just have fun with my kids in the summer! No responsibilities or places to be, just fun in the backyard, park, sprinkler, wherever! :- )thanks for a great giveaway! ~Stacy

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  49. Such a lovely bird! I love to relax in our wonderful garden!

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  50. I love to sit stitching outside in the shadow with my black labrador at my feet

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  51. Great giveaway!
    Our favorite thing to do in the summer is hang out in the backyard and have cookouts!
    jackieinmi67@gmail.com

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  52. I'm following your blog via GFC.
    Jackie Reini
    jackieinmi67@gmail.com

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  53. My favorite summer activity is going to the beach with my girls and building sand castles.

    chibidani at gmail dot com

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  54. It sounds silly, but my favorite thing to do in the summer is watch my kids play with squirt guns in the yard and eat popsicles on the porch.
    spondah(at)aol(dot)com

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  55. My favorite thing to do in the summer is to sail. Boats. Love them.

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  56. That sits so nicely on the neckline - pick me pick me!! I love to read and garden in the summer...and bbq stuff.

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  57. My favorite summer activity is going to the beach, but I don't get to do it every summer.
    beth(dot)sebastian(at)gmail(dot)com

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  58. I love to swim! And nap. And do home improvement projects. Summer is my absolute favorite time of year so I pretty much like to do ANYTHING that I can't do in winter. :)
    peachstateme (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  59. What a lovely necklace. I like being able to have the windows open.

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  60. I love to hike in the summer.

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  61. My favorite things to do in the summer are hiking, camping, and caving!

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  62. So beautiful! My daughter says it reminder her of the Mocking Jay from The Hunger Games. Our favorite things to do in the summer: swim, popsicles, naps, camps, play outside, pick berries.... Oh the list goes on! :-)

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  63. Your necklace is absolutely beautiful! My fav. thing to do in the summer is vegetate on a Florida beach reading a book while my kids wear themselves out playing. (-: I am glad to have found your blog and have become a follower. Thanks!

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  64. That's beautiful!

    I love going to the beach and relaxing. :D

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  65. We love watching and playing baseball
    mframe00@gmail.com

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  66. GFC blog follower- mframe00
    mframe00@gmail.com

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  67. Beautiful necklace- I love all the detail you put into it! :) It reminds me of the birdsong I having been waking to each morning since spring began . . . it brings such peace and contentment. Thank you for a lovely giveaway.

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  68. That's gorgeous! My favorite summer activity is pole vaulting!

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  69. Such a gorgeous necklace. I love garage saleing and enjoying the sun.Thanks for the giveaway!
    kessilari(at)gmail(dot)com

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  70. Lie on the beach with a great meal or book :)

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  71. I love sitting in the grass and just watching the world go by in my back yard. Listening to the critters and bugs go about their day is very relaxing.

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  72. Being able to expose my pasty skin to the light of day. I don't necessarily sun bathe, but just being able to wear a tank top and shorts is just amazing.

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  73. My favorite thing to do in the summer is stay up late and sleep in late. I also enjoy having a lot of time to spend in my sewing room. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  74. My favourite summer day is one spent at the lake. The kids can run around in the field and splash in the water, hubby can fish and I can simply relax! Bliss!
    Your necklace is beautiful, please count me in x

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  75. I'm a blog follower too :-)

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  76. In summer I love to spend the evening in my garden. Just to enjoy and breath the air.

    Come and check out my Giveaway (http://coprnca.blogspot.com)

    katja (at) coprnije (dot) com

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  77. I love summer, I like bronzing :) I can't swim, I go to sea to bronze ;)
    joyblonde at libero.it
    thanks for this great giveaway
    ciao dall'Italia

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  78. Favorite thing to do in the summer...um, the same as the Winter-waste time on the Enternet,ahem Internet and other forms of Entertainment like books and movies.

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  79. I love having my kids around all summer. We like to go to the lake, lots of picnics, waterslides, etc. Lots of fun. :)

    Thanks for the great giveaway, the necklace is so pretty! I'll wear it everyday if I win. lol

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  80. Going to garage sales, gardening, and bike riding are among my favorite things to do in the summer...I LOVE this sunshine season!
    heidimarkcards(at)gmail(dot)com

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  81. Lovely giveaway,so sweet.I love summer for staying out more,ice-cream and familly vacations,hope to go to the sea this summer.

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  82. Cool necklace! I love to walk to the neighborhood snowball stand...mmmmm

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  83. Beautiful! I love taking my book and reading at the park while the kids play.

    ecisley(at)comcast(dot)net

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  84. I love going to the beach with my family!

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  85. My favorite summertime activity is either gardening or riding my bike. Both are great ways to enjoy the weather :)

    gypsyjolie@gmail.com

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  86. Fav activity in the summer....gotta be relaxing on the screen porch on my glider my hubby bought for me! (After a work out in the garden!)
    Lovely necklace!

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  87. My favourite thing to do in summer is sit out in the garden with a cocktail and read a really good book for hours...

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  88. hmmm...lying on a blanket in the shade reading with my children. It's even nicer now that they all read and I can read my own book. ;)

    LOVE the necklace. It's lovely, lovely, lovely!

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  89. I'm following your blog now!

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  90. just lie in the sun and warm my bones - as if that ever happens!

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  91. Beautiful!

    My favourite thing to do in the summer is just sit outside enjoying the warm sun. :)

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  92. Love the summer .... dry, non muddy, non rushed walks with my dog and daughter

    hannah dot kitching at hotmail dot co dot uk

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  93. I love boating and camping in the summer! This necklace is lovely, thanks for the chance to win it!

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  94. Beautiful Necklace!

    My favourite thing to do in the summer is to take the canoe out for a paddle. Especially early evening when the water is calm and the cooler breezes start to blow.

    andrea at artisaninthewoods dot com

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  95. I love to watch the kids play in the sprinkler while reading a book.

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  96. I'm a new follower - lovely necklace

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  97. I just love popsicles in the summer.
    Thanks.

    kobelcm@hotmail.com

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  98. We live at Virginia Beach, so going to the beach wins every time!

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  99. I am now a follower of your blog. Thanks for the sweet giveaway!

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  100. I had two commenters (so far) tell me they loved your necklace. It is gorgeous. My favorite thing to do in the summer is grill outside, mostly, I think, because hubs does the cooking LOL.

    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  101. For Summer I love to get out and hike, go tubing, or read a book in the sun. I just love summer! Thanks for chance to win!

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  102. Oh and just became a follower too. :)

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  103. Beautiful necklace!

    My favorite thing to do during the summer is go to our cottage on the lake. There's no TV, just a radio; I like to throw on a bathing suit, grab a book, and crank the radio so I can hear it outside.

    tina_crossgrove(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  104. I follow your blog.

    tina_crossgrove(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  105. Oh my god the necklace is SO LOVELY. I adore it!

    My favorite thing to do in the summer is sleep in! I don't get to sleep in during the school year but in summer? Sleeping until noon! Best EVER!

    Thank you so much for doing the giveaway!
    dramallama56(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  106. And now I'm a follower!
    dramallama56(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  107. My favorite thing to do in the summer is hang clothes out on the clothesline!
    Thanks for the opportunity to win! )

    sarita0818 at comcast dot net

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  108. I'm also a follower now ~
    Thanks for the opportunity to win! )

    sarita0818 at comcast dot net

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  109. Favorite thing in summer - we live in the mountains so the weather is just about perfect all summer long. I love to spend lots of time outside in the hammock. And oddly I enjoy hanging clothes out on the line.

    Thanks for a chance to win this lovely necklace.

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  110. In the summer I love sunbathing and going out with the family / or friends /or just with my boyfriend to the lido /strand and eating huge amount of delicious ice-creams *_*

    porcukorborso at gmail dot com

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  111. I'm a new GFC follower : Szappanbubi

    porcukorborso at gmail dot com

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  112. That is so pretty. Summer is like all others at my house - work and sew

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  113. How beautiful! My favorite thing in summer are days at the beach.

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  114. very nice! My most favorite thing to do in the summer is to visit my grandparents in wisconsin!

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  115. We love BBQs, walks, hikes, anything outdoors. This necklace is gorgeous!

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  116. I'm a new follower. So happy to find new blogs.

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  117. I love to have picnics in the front yard with the kids.

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  118. Lazy mornings, quiet afternoons and luxurious nights and some crafting thrown in for good measure.

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  119. In the summer I love the knit, sew, read, and swim

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  120. I became a follower. Sure do hope I win I love that necklace.

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  121. My favourite thing to do in the summer is to go to the beach

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  122. During summer, i enjoy going to the pool or to the beach :)

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  123. I love travelling in the summer

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  124. Summer - can't wait to sip coffee in the morning sunshine and not be rushing the kids off to school!

    My email address is tooticky (at) gmail (dot) com

    Thanks!

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  125. I love to read-- so nice to give into escapism in the summer!

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  126. i prefer reading and going to the beach. thanks for the chance.

    waipueyyee at gmail dot com

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  127. I love to sit by the pool

    carolinejaco at gmail dot com

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  128. Stunning necklace! Thanks for the giveaway. My favorite summertime activity is laying in the hammock with a good book.

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  129. Beautiful necklace,thank you for the giveaway. I love boating......

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  130. Late afternoon walks on the beach with my dogs and sitting under a shady tree in my garden, ( its hot and humid here) stitching, reading and drinking tea! Thank you for the giveaway, the necklace is so beautiful.

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  131. My favorite thing in the Summer is spending time with my babies. From walking barefoot in the grass, to swimming, to making "homemade tents" (which usually fall over... lol), to mud fights, to catching lightning bugs. :-) I am a new follower as well.

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  132. I love to garden, watch the birds, and eat outside in the summer.

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  133. Oh, what a gorgeous necklace! Thanks for hosting such a lovely giveaway. :-)

    My favourite thing to do in the summer is to laze around on our lawn, eating strawberries and reading a book. Bliss!

    macska at gmail dot com

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  134. My favourite thing to do in the summer is play with my son out in nature. We go on hikes at our local parks and woods and it's so much fun.

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  135. My favorite summer thing to do is lay in a hammock with a good book!

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  136. So pretty! My favourite summer activity is eating icecream cones.

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  137. My favourite thing to do in summer is to go visit my parents by the sea :)

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  138. My favorite summer thing to do is head to the beach!

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  139. Anything out of doors is what i like to do in the summer. Fish, camp, go to the beach... all three together is an ideal day for me.

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  140. I am following ur blog. Thanks for the chance to win. kimrat7(at)gmail(dot)com

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  141. I love to take my kids swimming and go out on my dad's boat to wakeboard!
    daciashu(at)gmail(dot)com

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