Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Just a Little Give Away...

In celebration of my 50 something post...and my upcoming favorite season...Apple-Tyme...I’m giving away one of my Apple Pin Keeps on a Replica Antique Vice...sorry the picture doesn’t due it justice...they really are quite cute!

So if you are an apple lover too...or wool lover or just reading here and interested in a chance to win...please leave a comment...if you have a favorite apple recipe you want to share...all the better...I’m sure EVERYONE will enjoy that too!

Spread the word if you will...I may just add some goodies to sweeten the deal ♥

You’ll get ONE entry for leaving a comment...
ONE for sharing a recipe...
and ONE for linking this give away to your blog...

Please be sure to leave contact info so I can contact you if you win!

My baby turns 13 this weekend...I’ll let him to the draw next Wednesday the 19th...

Hope you’ll take part...and best of luck!


  1. HI LAURIE, I JUST LOVE YOUR BLOG, PLEASE COUNT ME IN, NANCY, ---tennhill2003@yahoo,.com--

  2. Thanks for the giveaway! The pincushion is lovely! We love apples here and my favorite quickie recipe is to cut an apple into slices, sprinkle it with a little cinnamon, and microwave until the apples are tender. Then eat! It's quick and yummy! :0)

  3. Thank you for the giveaway! I love apples. :D

  4. I would love to win your apple pin keep. Looking at your blog has me interested in rug hooking again.
    nmratliff at mindspring dot com

  5. LOVE the little pinkeeps, Laurie! Too cute!!! I'll put a little notice up on my blog for you!

    My best,

  6. Laurie, I just discovered you yesterday ! I bookmarked you right away. You have a great shop (I already have placed my order). I'm a Rughooker and primitive dollmaker to be so you can only imagine how immersed I became inyour offerings. I look forward to a happy dialogue with you!

    I don't have any recipes I can think of while sitting here at the dentist's office. I'll send one along when I get a chance!

  7. WOW WHAT A NICE BLOG AND A GIVE AWAY TO BOOT! Found you thx to Aunt Polly! :-)

  8. I love the sweet apple - please count me in the running - I would love to win the apple pin keep!
    I also left a note on my blog regarding the give-away too.

  9. Laurie,
    Your newsletter is always a treat packed with so many bits of knowledge I spend a long time on it. I would love to have one of your apple pincushions. With 2 small dogs, I am always scared they will find that one pin I dropped.

    Since we aren't in apple season here, I will have to think about what I do with them when I do buy them. Florida isn't known for its apple crops, so I'll have to get back with you.

    Please consider me as a name in the hat for the pincushion. Thanks,


  10. Laurie
    You are right it is more fantastic in person!! What a great gift to give away.

  11. what a darling pinkeep! And I'll bet it could be used for a third hand too? Please add my name to your drawing!

  12. Love your blog and your apple pinkeeps. What a nice giveaway.

  13. Laurie-
    Alas, I am blogless. But I seem to be able to get to your blog every few days! Super cute pinkeeps. Can't believe the boy will be a TEENAGER. Just breath and hang on for the ride. I'll shoot you an email with my contact info. Melanie H.

  14. I love the cute little apple. Count me in too please!

  15. Laurie,

    Love, love this apple pinkeep. Absolutely charming! Crossing my fingers and toes out here in water-logged NJ.

    Your woolens are divine. Still working on my Comforts of Home" but work gets in the way of my hooking.

    Kathleen in NJ

  16. Hi Laurie! I would LOVE to win one of your apple pin keeps! Now ya' know how much I like chocolate! So I'm going to have to say my favorite apple recipe is fresh apple wedges dipped in chocolate! You can even sneak in some caramel before the chocolate! LOL! Now... I'm going to have to find that newsletter that was mentioned in another comment...

  17. Love that apple pinkeep! You are so talented my dear. Count me in!
    My recipe: chop an apple, beat 3 eggs, add Watkin's Omelet and Souffle' Seasoning, throw in the chopped apple, fry /scramble this mixture. Top with a little grated cheddar cheese. Serve with Maple Syrup flavored sausages.
    I'll mention your give-away on my New blog! Hope to see you in Stillwater this fall! wish me luck Cathy g

  18. Everything looks great! Please enter me in your giveaway! Tina

  19. Laurie
    I have a great Apple Crunch recipe.
    6 cups sliced tart apples, peeled
    1 cup sifted all-purpose flour
    1/2 to 1 cup sugar, depending on tartness of apples
    1/2 tsp salt
    1 egg
    1/3 cup melted butter
    1/3 tsp ground cinnamon

    Butter 8 inch square baking dish. Arrange sliced apples in the baking dish.
    In a bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and egg; blend well. Sprinkle mixture over apples. Drizzle melted butter evenly over crumb mixture. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes. Serve warm, with ice cream or whipped topping.

  20. I'd love to win your giveaway!
    One of my favorite things to do with apples is:
    slice thinly, saute in a little butter until soft, stir in a sprinkle of cinnamon and the tiniest amount of brown sugar, and top your morning bowl of oatmeal with them. They elevate the healthy, boring, bowl of oats into something worth waking up for. :)

  21. Hi Laurie, Great visiting with you and love your apple pin keep. What a great give away! Count me in!

  22. Sweet little pinkeep Laurie! Count me in please :-) If I knew how to link your give-away to my blog, I would. Sadly, I'm not so blog savvy.
    Hugs ~ Marte

  23. I'm a retired teacher....OF COURSE I LOVE APPLES!!! I will have to come back with a recipe! Thanks for the chance to win one of your sweet apples!

  24. I love wool! Apples have their appeal, but I am a pumpkin'll have to try that next....but I will give this pinkeep a good home!

  25. I am collecting pincushions so this would make a great addition to my collection. I enjoy reading your blog.


  26. Darling AND could it get any better?

    Congrats on your 50th blog...AWESOME...


  27. Just found your blog... and I love your pinkeep... oh my ..have been looking for pinkeeps like this for ages.... with the antique vice... oh my ...please dont me be too late for the draw!!!! AND please count me in!!!!
    Oh and I cant think of a recepie with apples.. I m allergic to this lovely fruit!!! :o)

  28. I love the idea of putting the apple on a vice - what a great idea, Laurie! And, your work, as always, is beautiful! Thank you for being so generous!
    Here's a recipe my mom used to make for my sister and me when we were little:
    Baked Apples

    -Preheat oven 350
    -Cut the core out of however many apples you'd like.
    -Stuff the hole with brown sugar, cinnamon, raisins, and any other favorite spices
    -Bake for awhile, until apples are soft
    -Eat and enjoy - yummm...

    =Rebecca ~goodwool~ MI

  29. What a fabulous Pin Keep!!!

    I'm not known for my cooking/baking - so will pass on the recipe sharing

    Link to my blog
    Stitches of Life II
    with your giveaway details

  30. I love apples, and better yet, my son loves apples! Always happy when he eats healthy!
    Thanks for a chance to win!
    Krousegirl2 at aol dot com

  31. What a wonderful, unique pinkeep! Pleas count me in!

  32. What a cute giveaway! I wish I had a good apple recipe to share, but I will just have to enjoy the ones left in your comments. Thanks for entering me in your giveaway :-)

  33. Oh that's a beautiful pin-keep. Could you please count me in on the drawing? I've added your link to my blog:

    My favorite apple recipe is to peel an apple, core it all the way through, and take 2 pieces of dough (can be pie dough, that's good), lightly coat the bottom one with butter, place the cored apple in the center, fill the center with brown sugar, 2-4 cloves and then lightly spread butter, sugar and brown sugar over the apple. Then put the other piece of dough on top of the apple and press to the bottom piece. Take a knife and make an X in the top. Bake it for about 10-20 minutes at 350 degrees F. It's so good!

    terryandjennifer4ever @ yahoo . com


  34. Hi Laurie, Always love your work - would love to win! Cindy

  35. Thanks for a chance to win! I love it!

    MrsAshleyWalkup at gmail dot com

  36. I love the wool apple, and would love a chance to win one! Thanks!!

  37. Just happened to stop by and couldn't resist your giveaway!! Please count me in.
    As for my fave apple recipe, I would have to say it's homemade applesauce. We have several apple trees in our yard and the windfalls make heavenly applesauce - enjoy!
    Simply cut up your apples and dump in a pot on the stove, peels, cores and all. Add a little water (not much, the apples will cook down and if you add too much it will become soupy). Cook on low - watch it and keep stirring, as the apples will burn if you're not careful. When they are cooked down, run them through a Foley foodmill (this is why you don't have to peel or core). Voila - yummy applesauce. Add a little sugar and cinnamon to taste - this really varies, so you just have to keep tasting. There you go - this freezes well too.

  38. Hi, Laura

    I'd love the pin cushon! Fuji apples are my favorites!


  39. What a cute apple pin cushion. Please enter me.

    Irma :)

  40. That is a cute one! Please enter me also.


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