January 25, 2012

Nature's Gift and WINNERS of Mine!!

Good morning Friends!
It is foggy and warm here in my neck o' the woods!
I was able to enjoy the sunshine yesterday with my saws and sanders. While outside talking to my neighbor who also does woodwork (furniture), we heard the familiar cackle of my favorite bird. 

I was SO very excited to see him sitting low enough to get a picture with my zoom on my camera. I have been waiting for this majestic bird to come close enough to get a picture and capture his 'aura'. And I'm pretty sure I did!
 Just look at him! Isn't he gorgeous! I just love this bird and am so thankful that we live on a lake and get to see and hear them as often as we do! Now I can put him on canvas. I've been wanting to for a while and have been collecting different pics of him. I've got enough reference material I think to 'make it work' as Tim would say!
I also finished my Cupid Elfin Make-Do. I think she is SOOOOO sweet! I named her Ellie after the cutest little blonde beauty that I know!
Also on my table is a mound of muslin that has been cut and sewn. Stuffing is now commencing and I may have to call in the calvary (my Mother-in-Law) to help me since I drag my feet so badly while doing this part!

I sure do appreciate all of you who participated and left me sweet comments on my Giveaway post! Thank you also to the new followers who've come from those of you posting on your sidebars. And as always, I thank those of you who've been with me since the beginning!

I've got 2 winners for my Giveaway. and they are:

The Beas Knees
(Winning the Decoupage Garland)
Tracie of Flutter By Gone
(Winning the Prim Garland)

Girls, you need to email me at VicWeave@aol.com with your addresses so I can get these goodies off to you tomorrow!
Thank you EVERYONE for stopping by and supporting me as you always do! 
This blog has grown and I'm looking forward to a HUGE 300 Follower Giveaway! 
I've also got a special Giveaway planned for February so please stay tuned as you really don't want to miss it!


Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Congratulations to the Winners!
Awwww, Ellie turned out adorable!
What Beautiful pictures! Love that Bird! You are lucky to be able to see this and capture pictures. So Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!
Have a wonderful day!

Jessica @Blessings in the Country said...

Wow how awesome you got to see that bird! We don't see them around where we live, but there are places we can drive to to (hopefully) see them!

Congrats girls on winning!

Have a great day!!

TheBeasKnees said...

Wow, thank you so much! We lived in Cape Coral, FL for 2 years and I was amazed at how many Bald Eagles lived in the pine trees in and around Cape Coral and the surrounding area.


Valley Primitives Gift Shoppe said...

Congrats Ladies, enjoy your goodies!

AWESOME picture Vicky! What a majestic sight :)

Barb said...

Hi Vicky,
Congratulations to the lucky winners!!
What a fabulous photo you took. Love the eagles...miss Alaska when I see these wonderful birds!
I would come help stuff your creations but I would talk your ear off!
Thank you for such a fun giveaway!!
Enjoy your day,

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What an amazing photo! It's such a thrill to see these majestic birds here in FL! Isn't the weather gorgeous this week? Love your sweet Cupid! And congrats to the winners! ♥♥♥

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

Congratulations to the two winners.
And thank you for the giveaway.
I watch the Decorah Eagle web cam every day/night. The couple is making their nest nice and full in anticipation for their eggs. I watched last year, totally enraptured while the eggs were laid, sat on and hatched. Through all the long days and nights of protecting them, feeding the eaglets and they successfully fledged all three of them!
They are a magnificent bird and very caring loving parents. And they mate for life, isn't that sweet?

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Eclectic Gypsy said...

Wow, what a beautiful Eagle! Love your Ellie, very sweet:)

Lois--Huckleberry Lady said...

Congrats to the winners. Love Ellie. What a wonderful pic of the eagle. Haven't seen any in our neck of the woods. But I think we have a bear visiting around our house!!!!!!

flutterbygone's said...

YAY!!!! I was having a pretty busy and rough day teaching and I checked my phone on my 15 minute break and had a FB message from...VICKY!!!! I was SOOOOO thrilled!!! It totally made my day! I can't wait to own one of her truly wonderful pieces!!! THANK YOU AGAIN!!!

Deb Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Congratulations to The Beas Knees and Tracie and thank you Vicky for a wonderful giveaway. Great pic of your eagle, they are always around our place here in B.C. and we have an aerie in an old dead tree up on the hill behind us where they nest and raise their young each year. Love watching them play in the air, hooking talons and swirling, swirling, swirling down; it is amazing to watch! I am sure your painting will be wonderful, can't wait to see it!

TheRustyThimble said...

Congrats to you Winners Vicky

I Love that picture of the Eagle just Beautiful

And Ellie is adorable!!
Send the MIL my way when she finishes helping you I have stuffing to do today!! LOL


Firecracker Kid said...

Wow! What a handsome fella in that pine. We've got the red tail hawks around us. They are certainly majestic.
Congratulations to the winners! Thanks to Vicky, the hostess with the mostess!

TheCrankyCrow said...

Congratulations to two lucky ladies....Wow....I didn't realize I was THIS far behind (and then some) in my blog visits....So very, very, sorry....and see what I missed. Boo Hoo.... Love the eagle photos. When I see them, I think of the camera way too late...Not that it matters probably - I'm such a horrible photographer you'd be hard pressed to tell if it was an eagle or a chicken most likely. Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin