Friday, July 1, 2011

My Swap from Linda and a New Give-Away

I recently did a swap with Linda (Parkers Paradise) and when I got home this evening, there was this great big box waiting for me.  I always enjoy swapping with Linda, she sends such great stuff.
 This is what I received, several baskets, some filled with old sewing supplies (which I collect), a plate, a basket full of doilies crocheted by an older woman, who told Linda that she was selling her things as she had to move into a nursing home, a small chair that I can use for displaying my dolls and a Country Sampler magazine and some patterns.  Thank you Linda, you are a great swapper.
 I also made a couple more dolls, I have probably made about 25 of these dolls, they always sell really well.  I found some sock monkey bottlecaps and made them into necklaces for each of the dolls to match their sock monkey aprons.

 And, since I am in the mood for fall, I am giving away a scarecrow nodder, this is made from a pattern by Old Road Primitives.  I love this little guy.  The rules are simple :  You must be a follower of this blog,new followers are always welcome, you must leave a comment on this post and if you would like one extra chance, post or blog about this give-away. Winner will be picked on July 15th, my birthday.

And I also found that out that I was a winner in Barb's Heartstrokes give-away.  I guessed her favorite fruit (Pineapple).  I purchased a couple of Barb's framed painted chickens on screen and just love them.  Thank you, Barb, can't wait to see what I won.

I hope everyone has a happy and safe 4th of July.  Cyndy


  1. O Cyndy , great goodies from Linda , isnt she just the sweetest to swap with ? No one swaps like Linda does! I love your new dolls so stinking cute no wonder they sell so well and the necklaces to match ! Glad Princess isnt looking over my shoulder right now she goes nannas over monkeys lol Please enter me for your adorable nodder and I will most definately post on my sidebar! have a safe and happy 4th ! hugs lil raggedy angie

  2. O what sweet goodies you got from Linda. I haven't swapped with her yet but hope too someday soon. You dolls are just so adorable. I love scarecrows so count me in your giveaway. It is posted on my sidebar.
    Hugs JenW!~

  3. Cyndy love your swap goodies from Linda! She sure puts a lot of love in her goodie boxes. Your dolls are adorable,sweet touch adding the sock monkey necklaces. Please enter me in your drawing for the adorable scarecrow nodder. Have posted it on my sidebar.Have a safe and happy 4th ! Hugs,Jen

  4. Love your swap goodies!! I would love to enter your giveaway!! He is awful cute! I will post on my sidebar!

  5. Cyndy,
    Your swap goodies are the best!!!. I am a scarecrow collector and would love to have him live with me!!! Will post on my blog.

  6. Love your goodies and your scarecrow
    and Annies! Please enter me in your
    giveaway. I hope you have a great 4th
    of July weekend and a wonderful birthday.

    Bear Hugs & Blessings~Karen

  7. Thanks, Cyndy! I am sure happy with my goodies!
    I am loving the sock monkey aproned Annies. Necklaces are a nice touch.
    I would love to be entered in your drawing.
    Posted on my sidebar!

  8. I just love your dolls and would love to hear more about your show set ups. I use to do shows but after moving several times I am a little rusty. Building up my goodies with hopes of doing fairs in our area this fall.

  9. Please enter me, i will post on my side bars the dolls are sweet the momkey necklace is a nice extra touch.

  10. Linda is always so generous! The dolls you sent her were sweet too.Count me in for a chance at the adorable scarecrow.I'll post to my sidebar as well.Warm Blessings!~Amy

  11. Cyndy,

    Ahhh....a large box from Linda. Always such a nice surprise. Love the new raggedies. You are really tempting me to get one to go with my little monkey.

    I would love to be entered into your giveaway. You know that I am a follower and I will post to my blogs sidebar about your giveaway.

    Have a spectacular weekend.


  12. I would like to entered in your giveaway. It would be a wonderful surprise for my wife if I won.

  13. What a fun package to receive :)
    Your scarecrow is adorable, I am a follower and I'll post the giveaway on my blog.
    Have a great weekend~Stacy

  14. Hi Cyndy...Wow what a all your stuff. I really like the monkey dolls with their little monkey necklaces.
    Please enter me in your drawing..I will post on my side bar.
    I have been trying to leave a comment for over an hour and it would show up as Anonymous..I think I finally have it fixed. I bought a new computer and had to reset some things with blogger. I am at the point now that if you asked me how I fixed it I could not tell you - but it works that's all that matters.
    Thanks so much and have a great weekend

  15. Congrats on winning Barbs giveaway
    Wonderful goodies from Linda just so sweet

    We share the same birthday so I am signing up for the awesome scarecrow nodder
    Have a wonderful 4th of July

  16. OMG! This fellow is adorable! I'm a scarecrow collector and I'd LOVE to add this guy to my collection. I'm a follower and I'm going to head over and post it on my blog! GREAT GIVEAWAY! ~~Annie

  17. Hi Cyndy,
    What a great bunch of swap items from Linda. It's getting harder to find old sewing stuff. I'd love to be in your giveaway - a great nodder. I' post on my sidebar.
    Have a great 4th.

  18. Nothing like a goody package from Linda. She has some neat stuff. I love your annies.
    I am a follower and would like to be entered in your fall giveaway. I will post on my sidebar.
    Country at heart

  19. Oh how I love your dolls you make...they are adoreable!!

    Please enter me in your Fall giveaway!! I am a follower and have added this to my sidebar!

    Have a blessed 4th of July weekend...

    xoxo Gert

  20. Hello,

    Please enter me in your give away! I blogged about it here:

    God bless,


  21. Hi Cyndy,
    I would love to be entered into your giveaway for that fabulous scarecrow. I will post this to my side bar.
    I will be putting you surprize package in the mail on Tuesday!!
    I hope you like it!!
    Enjoy your day,

  22. I just became a follower of your blog & would love a chance to win the adorable scarecrow!

  23. What a cute scarecrow. I love decorating for the fall and he would look so cute in my house.
    Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

  24. What a cute scarecrow!! You've been busy with your dolls....they came out adorable!! Happy soon to be birthday!!!

  25. Awesome swap goodies you received from Linda!
    Your dolls are so adorable ~ love the sock monkey necklaces.
    I would love to be entered in your wonderful giveaway!
    I'm a follower and will post on my sidebar.
    Prim Blessings

  26. I have you entered Nancy, Good luck.

  27. I follow you! Thanks,

  28. Hi Cyndy,
    I am a follower of your blog,and I would loveto be entered in your giveaway. The scarecrow is just awesome. Love your swap goodies from Linda.

  29. Hi Cyndy! Love your scarecrow nodder! Please enter me. I'm a follower (you know that already) and I will post this on my sidebar as well.
    Thanks so much!

  30. I am a follower and would love to be entered for your scarecrow giveaway!! He is too cute. I also posted on my sidebar. Thanks for the chance! Hugs, Tina

  31. Eileen, I have you entered, thanks.

  32. Cute dolls!!

    I'm a new follower. :)

    Thanks for the chance at this giveaway!

    God bless and keep you,

  33. Cyndy, Happy Birthday my prim friend!! Have a wonderful one. I am a follower and would love to be entered in your giveaway!!
    I just love scarecrows and your is awesome! I will also post your giveaway on my sidebar! Hugs, Lecia

  34. Hi Cyndy, Happy Birthday! Here's wishing you a day filled with lots of smiles and sunshine on your special day. Your swap goodies are so awesome from Linda. I am just amazed at what wonderful goodies she always sends and how she seems to find such great items. She is such a doll! I love your scarecrow and would be so happy if you will enter me into your B-day giveaway. I am a follower, and will post on my side bar for you. Enjoy your week! Hugs Mary

  35. Great swap goodies from Linda! I would love to be entered into your giveaway, I am a follower of your blog and made a post about your giveaway on my blog (and added a link in my sidebar). Thanks for the opportunity and wishing you a very happy birthday! Deb

  36. Hi Cyndy-great swap from Linda! And Barb is such a talented painter-I love rooster too. Pls enter me for your scarecrow nodder giveaway - he's too cute! I am a follower and will post on my sidebar. Thanks! ~*~Lisa

  37. Forgot to mention I love your dolls with the sock monkey necklaces - so sweet! ~*~Lisa

  38. I love all of the patterns from Kim of Old Road Primitives. You did an especially wonderful job on the scarecrow nodder:) I love fall and have the perfect place for this little guy! I am a follower and will gladly post your giveaway on my blog sidebar.


  39. It looks like Linda sent you some great goodies!!

    I would love a chance in your drawing! I am a follower. :)

    Blessings, Jessica

  40. well sign me up for this cutie..:) I love this little face..;)

  41. Please enter me too! I am a follower and I will post on my blog as well! What a cute giveaway!
    Many blessings, Trish

  42. Hi Cyndy,

    I am a follower and I would love to be entered in you Giveaway for this cute guy. What a nice thing to look forward to putting him in with my fall display. I also am putting you on my blog for your Giveaway. Stop by and sign up for my Giveaway too.

  43. Hi! Please enter me in your giveaway for your Scarecrow Nodder. I am a new follower (from Brenda at The Rusty Thimble) and have posted your Scarecrow in my blog sidebar. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win this awesome fall decoration.
    Warm Regards,
    Susan B., Western MA

  44. Hey Cyndy please put my name in for your great giveaway!

  45. oh and have a very happy B-day!!!

  46. I follow you and your dolls are the cutest! What fun! Cute thinking with the sock monkey touch too.

  47. Those are very cute dolls! I also love the scarecrow.I follow your blog.I would love to be entered in your giveaway,Thanks!


    angelhomemaker at yahoo dot com

  48. Hi Cyndy,
    I cant believe I almost missed this!!
    Please enter me into your wonderful giveaway.

    I will post it on my sidebar.

    Thanks so much!!!

  49. Hi Cyndy,

    I also posted your Giveaway on my sidebar.



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