Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Two Years Ago Today.... I Started ???? SO A GIVEAWAY!

So just over 2 years ago I was tossing around starting a blog.... I started Reading Blogs. I loved them, instantly addicted! I think my first blog I followed was Jen at Taylor's Farmhouse.....
So 2 years ago today I sat down at the computer and created my blog... CLUELESS on how to start, how to upload pictures...etc.... I had no idea where it would take me or what I would EVER SAY! YIKES! 2 years ago, my mom was battling cancer, we had just finished remodeling our home, 2 boys in college.... SO many changes in 2 years... So many wonderful blogging friends! I would of NEVER imaged 1 follower let alone 280!!!!!! Every one's kindness when my mom lost her battle with cancer....sigh... Reading my goofy story's about my friends and family and of COURSE KNUCKLE'S!!! I think he has a following all his own!
So in honor of this day....YUP a GIVEAWAY!!!! Here is Ms. Suzette.... She is my own creation, a OLM original design... Just a simple gal created from vintage fabric.... and Civil war reproduction fabrics.....

So what do ya have to do to have a chance to win her????

Well first, all you have to do is be a follower of my blog, new followers welcome! Leave a comment here!

2. I will ship within the US and Canada.... you know... shipping.....ugh!

3... Now you Knew I was going to make you work for it, didn't ya??? Well...This part is completely up to you... For a 2nd chance... in a 2nd comment... What is your favorite OLM tail from my blog??? Story, any of them!!!!??? Do you even have one, do you even care????LOL.... I am such a pain aren't I???? Can you remember??? If you link to that post, if you can find it, a 3rd chance!

Are you up for the Challenge? Would like a chance or 2 to win Suzette??? Yikes, look at the work I created for myself! LOL!

So when will I pick the winner??? February 14th, Valentine's Day... That is Mine and Hubby's 25th wedding anniversary!

Then.... Just wanted to show you my latest creation that is on my page on Lemon Poppy Seeds...

Ms. Deerfield, I created her from a Netty Lacroix pattern... If you would love to give her a home...she is available for adoption on www.lemonpoppyseeds.com under Olde Lady Morgan

And........Lastly... if you read my last couple of posts about the "QUEEN'S" visit you know that she STOLE from me along with Darla! Now yes, this is a game we play....and MAYBE, JUST MAYBE, I started it...Or at least that is their story...So, anyway, the "QUEEN" had to leave a few items behind...wouldn't' fit in her suitcase on the train ride home..... One was her favorite new "crow".... She collects crow's..... I have decided to "keep" it... give it a home here at the OLM homestead!!!! LOL

So from time to time...there might be a picture....a kinda... "where's the crow"....Kinda like where's waldo! Just to drive the "QUEEN" a bit crazy! Because that is just how I roll! So can you see him? he is very happy here!!!

Thank you everyone, you take the time to visit from time to time, leave a comment and your friendship! I am blessed! OLM


Carol Stuck said...

WOO HOO!! A chance to win an OLM original design. I certainly won't pass that up!! I am a happy follower and wish to be entered. Thank you EVER so kindly.

hugs and smiles and happy anniversary!


TheFairyyellowbugQueen said...

I adore your simple beautiful work. Please enter me in for a chance to win a piece of your art. And thank you for being so generous to us all! I am a follower and really, the best post would be this one because I learned that Valentine's Day is your wedding anniversary. That is pretty up there!
*smiles* Norma

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Please enter me in the giveaway~ for the ugly~cutie~Suzette~Wonderful job~
Also always a joy to visit you~ fun posts~ family~ creativity~ you are a treat!!!Congrats on 2 years~

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

give me a second chance~ I always love your posts~ but the one that really sticks out is No Sqirrel is safe~ giggles~ just love your Knuckles~
my second best post( have to tell you) the boys getting the Christmas tree this past Christmas~ always a funtime with ya all~
hugs & many thanks
Good luck to all

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

Sweet! I am a follower that lives in Iowa, USA!
I am a faithful reader. Don't want to miss out on the escapades of the old bags, Knuckles or those handsome, young sons of yours!

Theresa said...

LOL love how your friends "steal" from you. My favourite story from your blog was about your husband getting a rocking chair out of an estate sale and into your car. That man is a keeper. Love the rocker by the way.

Congrats on your 2 years....and an even bigger congrats on your upcoming 25th anniversary.

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

I love reading all your posts and seeing all your creations. I love that we've gotten to know each other a little bit, here and there and I'm still hopeful that we will meet.
I am saddened that we got to know each other so well during such a sad time. I know you miss your Mom and I know your family is as effed up as mine. Just draws me closer as I can empathize with what you go through. I made a new pillow the other day and it reminded me of you. It says, " One joy shatters a hundred griefs."
My favorite stories are Knuckles pictures and if you visit this link, you will find him waiting for the HOT DOG MAN!
And, hey, I love ya, Marie, even if I don't win!

BumbleBeeLane said...

Congrats on 2 years! Your friendship with dad's cancer and the giggles you cause have ment so much.Really most of the time I'm just laughing my butt off..smile..Warm Blessings!~Amy

BumbleBeeLane said...

Favorite post? Well I'm certainly always entertained but the post were you had to bring the settee/chair home in the car from the estate sale sticks out in my mind.Just kept giggling and thinking yep that would be me.Warm Blessings!~Amy

TheCrankyCrow said...

Yippeee!!! Another OLM giveaway!! And another chance to win one of your amazing creations! You know one can never get enough! Yup - I'm a follower - and tickled pink to be one - and I'd be tickled more than pink to win dear Suzette. (Gee - she kind looks like family....) ;o) Thank you so much for this great opportunity....Keeping my fingers and toes crossed on this one. Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin (PS - Happy, Happy, 2nd Blogiversary!! May there be many, many, more to come!)

TheCrankyCrow said...

For a second chance at Sweet Suzette - although I haven't been following for 2 years (since I've been blogging less than a year myself), and although there are many "memorable" ones that come to mind - the one that almost made tears run down my leg was the "ugly side to estate saling" from this past summer when you purchased your goose neck love seat....Loved it from beginning to end....Still makes me laugh every time I catch a glimpse of it in your posts.....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

TheCrankyCrow said...

And you know I'm gonna work for this one.... Here's the link:

(Is that what you meant....??) ;o) Robin

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Well kiddo, I don't know of a favorite post...they are all fun, funny, fascinating and most make me giggle...
I love the crow and what a fun idea - to hide it and see if it can be spotted - I'm sure you will do a fantastic job of driving the Queen crazy.
Blessing...oh, and your give away is wonderful...she's adorable and so is your newest creation...I love her features.


Rugs and Pugs said...

Marie ~
I'd be honored to give Ms. Suzette a new home.
Hugs :)

Rugs and Pugs said...

Marie ~
I remember a post about a tree falling on hubby's truck or your house or some such thing. I am too lazy to try to link to it!
More hugs :)

Rugs and Pugs said...

Marie ~
I remember a post about a tree falling on hubby's truck or your house or some such thing. I am too lazy to try to link to it!
More hugs :)

Angela said...

I can do it, I can do it, I can do it!! Yep I am just like the little train that could.. I will keep trying until I do it... win an OLM original. (smile) Congrats Marie on your two year anniversary. And for hosting such a great giveaway. Suzette is so cute and if you ask her she will tell you she would love to call GA her new home. Bet she knows I have a perfect spot waiting on her.
Please enter my name in the pot

Robin said...

Marie, I would love to have one of your dolls, please count me in for at least one chance.

Beckyjean said...

Hi Marie~

I would love to give Ms. Suzette a home. Ya know Becky is looking for a friend to share her chair with.

The post that I love the most is the estate sale one where you bought the gooseneck loveseat, but since the Cranky Crow already shared the link, I'll come up with another one~it shouldn't be too hard.

Have a great night~Becky

Angela said...

I enjoy all your post, but I so enjoy any post you do on you and the bag ladies. I think it has to be such fun to have friends who enjoy the same things as you. And the fun you have when you all get together. Love that you steal from each other. Cute. I am leaving out tomorrow to visit with my prim friend in TN. What you think ,should I try stealing from her ? Have a great Wednesday.

Beckyjean said...

Ok~so I found another post that I just loved. It is titled "Life in a Big Ball!!" Here is the link~ http://primitivesbyoldeladymorgan.blogspot.com/2011/06/life-in-big-ball.html. Wish I had one of those big balls!! The fun we would have!!

Congrats on 2 years!!

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

well sign me up..I would love to own an OLM original..and I know the post..but will have to search for it.;)

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...


I loved reading about you and the Baggs..and seeing what fun you always have..would love to be on these trips with you..so that my favorite posts.;)

alltheseboys said...

Oh I must be entered to win please! I love your dolls. As for a favorite post...I cant' say I have a favorite. I did get a chuckle out of you talking about the "bags" and how they steal from you. BUT I think what's most memorable for me is this...I have followed you on Lemonpoppy Seeds..always thought your things were oh so cool..and certainly got a chuckly out of OLM...I do believe I have mentioned this to you...but imagine my surprise...when reading "about you" on your blog...that OLM was the same age as me...ME...Old Lady Schroeder is the same age as Old Lady Morgan!! It still makes me chuckle every time I see your name! katie

Farmhouse prims said...

Hi Marie, Congratulations on 2 years of blogging. I am so glad that you started blogging, that is how we became friends, and you are a cherished friend. Congratulations to you and your hubby on your 25th. anniversary!!!
I love all of your posts, but my favorites have to be about you and your friends yearly antique/shopping adventures and of course that Knuckles, love it when he jumped in the leaves.
Please enter me in your giveaway, you know I love your things and would love to own one of your dolls. Hugs, Lecia

Cheryl said...

Love your work.........it is very unigue. I'm a "blogless" follower but am thinking about starting one, but only thinking! Congrats on your 2 year blogiversary and your 25th wedding addiversary coming up.
Have fun,

Cheryl said...

Love reading all of your posts but especially the ones when The Bags get together for your shopping trips. Oh, the fun you must have!
Thanks for hosting such a great give away!

Jean @ Prim Crafts said...

Congrats on your 2 yrs blogaversary OLM! And Happy 25th to you and hubby~ that's wonderful!
I'd love the chance at your OH SO PRIM DOLL. She'd make a wonderful b-day gift to me, heehee.

Jean @ Prim Crafts said...

I love reading all the antics in your life sharings and since I can only choose one I'd say the one with knuckles and guys in the pile of leaves.
Here's the link~ http://primitivesbyoldeladymorgan.blogspot.com/2011/11/what-does-2-big-kids-and-knuckles-do.html
Thank your for sharing with all of us. Smiles.

frontporchprims said...

I love Virginia so much, How can I pass this chance up? She needs a friend. Love him. -Steph-

frontporchprims said...

Ok, I have only been following less than half a year but my fav. since then is June 2010- display chain~Pride. There have been some runners up though. -Steph-

frontporchprims said...


I also think it's funny that you have a picture of Knuckles complete backside in there air:0 And I remember a post about you wondering where your baby boy went.

Tina's Primitive Attic said...

Congrats on 2 years of blogging.. You have such fun wonderful creations. I am a follower and would love to be entered. I see Ms. Deerfield is dressed is my favorite fabric.. teehee.. Love her.

Trace4J said...

Hi Marie
Please enter me I would love to win Suzette. Its ok if this doesnt count but I love all your posts on the Queen and the Bags! And lots of your posts give me a good chuckle. Your a hoot! Congrats on 2 yrs! Wow ,you go girl!
Hugs Trace


Prims By The Water said...

I just simply love Ms Suzette and would love to be enter to win this OOAK OLM creation! Stay warm, Janice

Green Creek Primitives said...

Hi Marie, So glad I became a follower of yours, just makes my day when I read your posts. Please sign me up for your giveaway, just love the doll, you do such great work, each doll has such great character about them. Congrats on blogging for two years. Hugs Vicky

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

Hi Marie - Congratulations on your 2 year Blogaversary. I would love to be entered to win some more of your sweet goodies. Please include me in your giveaway. I have made a post on my blog to spread the word.
I think one of my favorite posts from your past is one about you and your girlfriends...I believe it was something early last year...I remember some fun pictures and it sounded like lots of laughs!
Thanks dear!

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

Hi, Marie:
Congratulations to you for two years of blogging!
I love Suzette and all of your dolls.
Please include me in the draw.
I'm posting on my blog sidebar under giveaways column.

Theresa said...

Hi Marie...I just became a follower of your blog. I really love Miss Suzette...such a sweet dolly. Happy anniversary to you and your Hubby too!!! :0)

maddyrose said...

I'm new here so I'll have to take some time to read some of your older posts to find my favorite story. Don't want to be too hasty so I'll get back to you on that. I have put a link to your giveaway on the side bar of my blog and I really wouldn't mind being entered in your giveaway to win this charming doll. Happy anniversary.

Debra Caillier said...

I am fairly new to your blog but love your creations and your sense of humor. Would love to be entered in your generous giveaway.
Happy Anniversary.

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

Hi again Marie - I guess I was a bad girl and didn't follow the rules - so sorry. I'll now post what I did before about my favorite post on Prims by OLM:

"I think one of my favorite posts from your past is one about you and your girlfriends...I believe it was something early last year...I remember some fun pictures and it sounded like lots of laughs!"

Thanks for giving us a second chance. Blessings!

BumbleBeeLane said...

Stopping back because I didn't realize to leave 2 comments for the favorite post and to enter.Need all the chances I can get..smile..Warm Blessings!~Amy

soccermom1 said...

Thanks for the chance! I am a new follower
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tmc480 said...

I am following!

ryanac32 said...

I'm a new follower. Waht an awesome giveaway. Thanks very much for the chance to win.
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earlene said...

Wonderful work!
Sign me up please.

jonette said...

Would love to win her!

renee said...

Well, I sort of came in when your mom was very ill, and my heart just went out to you instantly. Your blog is one of my favorites! You ALWAYS make me smile, and I guess my favorite tale to date would have to be when Ed and yourself went to the estate sale and got the settle that you had to cram in your car! Plus, all the people that just stood there and wouldn't help the poor man! (Not that part so much, but I can imagine his face!)
Of course, I LOVE Knuckles, he's such a riot! Mostly, whether I win or not, I am just happy to have made such a wonderful friend!
Happy Anniversary!

TheRustyThimble said...

Oh Marie where have I been? gosh why am I always so late at signing up?

I follow I live in the USA

I want to sign up

TheRustyThimble said...

Ok so I know this does not count because I am not working for it, but I love all of your posts, love your blog, love your creations

Happy 2 year blog anniversary just because I can blab a second time on this giveaway

gypsy rose said...

Congratulations on two years of blogging. I'm a follower. Love your blog.

gypsy rose said...

One of my favorite was the leaf post with the boys and Knuckles. but my favorite is the one where they are horsing around and fetching the christmas tree. Luv it!

gypsy rose said...


Here's the link to the christmas tree post. Gorgeous blog, beautiful creations, great storytelling. Thanks so much.