Monday, January 23, 2012

1000 Followers and Friends Giveaway!

Hellooooooooooo there! Happy first day of the Dragon Year! I would like to kick off this year with a giveaway to celebrate over 1000 Followers/Friends! When I started blogging in 2007, I never dreamed I would meet so many wonderful new friends! Woooooo hoooo!

I decided that I wanted to make my giveaway gift as you know I love handmade! My idea came from a little Dutch bunny. You see, when I was 6 years old, my parents took me, my brother and my sister to see some friends of theirs. When we arrived, there were lots of kids to play with. However, there was also a little black and white Dutch bunny. Her name was Love. While all the other kids went out to play, I stayed with Love the entire time. Thus began my "love" affair with bunnies.
So, I would like to introduce you to Love, the wool bunny folk art pillow! Love is my own design and my giveaway gift to you as you are so very loved by us!

To enter, just leave me a comment on this post. Of course, if you are signed up on the right as a Follower/Friend, you will get two chances! Harrington and Hannah will announce the winner Friday, January 27th in their weekly update. Please note...Blogger has been naughty on some sites and not allowing folks to leave a comment. If you encounter such a problem, please send me an email so I can enter you in the giveaway.

From the bottom of my heart, I thank you so very much for your friendship, encouragement and love!

xx, Michelle

179 comments:

Sherri said...

Congratulations Shell!! I'm so glad you decided to start a blog, I love visiting with you! Thanks for the giveaway chance!

Sherri said...

I am a follower of your blog too!

Red Heads said...

Oh My Michelle, LOVE is soo beautiful. What a lovely story about howyou became (in Love) with bunnies. Blessings.

Mary Patterson said...

I LOVE reading your bunny story. Love is so precious!
Mary Patterson

Lavender Rabbit said...

Congrats on your blog success! Very awesome. I adore "Love", what a great name :) So cute even my hubby sent me a note saying I had to enter - haha!
Hugs, D

Miss 376 said...

Oh what a lovely gift. Congratulations on all your followers

Sheila said...

Love is an adorable bunny and of course I am a follower!

keepitthimble.com said...

I love this Rabbit! The rabbit has a place of honor in my house as well :).

Love Bears All Things said...

Thanks for sharing the story of how you began to love bunnies...Love is a very special gift...Thanks for being our friend and sharing with us through the years...I am a follower.
Mama Bear

Darlene said...

Oh, be still my bunny loving heart!!!! It's adorable, Michelle!

I'm definitely a follower.

Barb said...

One thousand followers, that is sooooooooooooooo stinking awesome!!

Jennifer Gail said...

Love it! I follow too.

Kathy ~~~ said...

Love is so cute. Reminds me when I was a kid and raised rabbits. Some were Dutch rabbit. Thanks for bring back my memory. I hope I win this Beautiful bunny!

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Love your style, girlfriend. Please don't count me in the drawing. Your friendship is gift enough.
xoxo
Deece

Judy said...

Congrats!! I am a new follower. Please enter me in your generous giveaway.

Thanks,
Judy
plustik@comcast.net

Kathy ~~~ said...

OH, and I forgot, I'm a follower. Sorry for the grammar mistakes in my last post;-(

heleen said...

congratulations.
I love your blog

heleen said...

I'm allready a follower

Mom said...

I love it and I'm a follower too!
Congratulations on 1000 and many more!!

Phyllis said...

I love bunnies too! I would love to own the one you designed.

Phyllis said...

I am following your great blog!

Debbie said...

Wow! 1,000 followers. Certainly not surprising. This is the most wonderful blog and the Harrington and Hannah posts are an absolute delight to everyone.

Thanks for the chance and I am a follower as well!

gill said...

Congratulations! I love your blog!

gill said...

I'm a happy follower!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Congratulations on your 1000!! And what a special name for your bunny - I am a follower who would love to own 'Love'.

sunny said...

Congrats! I love Love!!

JCnNC said...

"Love" is outstanding and so appropriately named. Wonderful giveaway and thank you for the opportunity. Congratulations on 1000 - warmest greetings from Judy C

Cakers said...

I just joined today. My sister and I are doing your BOM thanks to the Woolie Mammoth blog site. That's how I learned about you. LOVE the bunnies!

The Farmer's Attic said...

Congratulations!!! You know I'm a follower :)

Love that bunny!

Lucy

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Such a sweet story Michelle.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I'm a follower.

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Michelle, Congratulation on all your followers. Your blog is lovely with all your bunnies. I have made a couple of bunnies and I do love them and your Dutch Bunny is lovely. I would love to add him to my wee collection. Hugs Judy

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

How adorable! I love your bunny, Cobi, and would love a chance to win him!

Denise :) said...

Very sweet!! Congratulations, it's a pleasure to be one of your followers!! :)

elizabeth said...

Congratulations! LOVE is precious, when I was a girl we had a white bunny named Snowball : )

Grandma Shell said...

I see people call you Shell also! I've had many pet bunnies over the years. The are fantastic pets! I LOVE Love! Congrats on having so many followers!

Quilt Kitty said...

Congratulations Shell, Hannah & Harrington. It is a joy to follow you anywhere! Tracee xx

tink's mom said...

Hi Shell and many congratulations.
Love the bunny but please don't include me in the drawing. I have a wonderful dog who believes that anything stuffed that enters her house is hers. The few stuffed things that are mine are now kept out of sight on a regular basis. Out of sight would be such a shame for this Love-ly bunny.

Hef's Mom said...

I love dutchies too! I would love to have one, but Hef's dad is kinda stuck on the fact that I just got a puppy so no new bunnies! hmph!

Julie said...

Wow! 1000 followers - what a great accomplishment - a all due to your amazing talents. I'd be thrilled to have "Love" move to my house. I've told my DS for years that quilts are made with love and love keeps you warm. What an addition "love" would make! (I'm a follower, too)

Mimi said...

Awwww... very sweet!! We raised rabbits when I was growing up and I always had special ones that I cared for! Thanks for the chance and congratulations!!

Pat said...

Beautiful LOVE - how special that you handcrafted your giveaway gift! I'm making your BOM - thank you for your generosity!

Pat from FL and MI said...

So glad I found your blog. I'm going right on over to 'follow'.

Shebandowan said...
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Shebandowan said...

I am a follower.

Janet

Shebandowan said...

Congratulations! Thank you for the chance to win your wonderful giveaway.

Janet

arlette said...

Congrats!!!!!, way to goooooooooo, please enter me in the drawing, the bunny's extra cute

Lisa said...

Shell

Rebecca and I are huge fans of your blog. We love Fridays with Harrington and Hannah. Loved the story of how bunnies became such an important part of your life.

Take care and have a wonderful week!

Quilts, Cakes and Other Fun said...

i am a follower.
lisaursino@msn.com

Quilts, Cakes and Other Fun said...

i have reall enjoyed following your blog and i'm getting readdy to start the harrington and hannah BOM.lisaursino@msn.com

Teresa Felgueiras said...

Congratulations. You totally deserve your 1000 followers, your blog is wonderful.

Teresa Felgueiras said...

I'm a follower, of course!!!

Rabbit Liza said...

Congratulation from me and my bunny...we love to read your blog and reports from your employees :-)

And I am a follower too :-)

The human said...

1000! Amazing Shell!
I would love to own Love, as my first rabbit was a Dutch just like her. I was only 6, and I called her Beep. That was my favourite word when I was six
Xxx

Jane said...

Congratulations Shell, you deserve every one of your followers ~ you are a lovely lady and I enjoy every post you and the dear buns share with us.
There always room here for an extra rabbit ~ I'm keeping my fingers crossed!!!
xxx

Deb Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Michelle, congratulations on reaching 1000 followers, what an accomplishment and one very well deserved. I would love to win LOVE :O) and I am most definitely a follower of you and the bunnies! Thanks so much for the opportunity, Deb

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

Oh Shell-Your bunny is adorable! I'd love to be entered to win! I'm a faithful follower already! Hugs

Quilting "b" said...

Congratulations!!! Wow that is amazing. I can not imagine 2000 followers. I was impressed this moring when I opened Blogger and had 22 wonderful people who are interested in my jurney.

Quilting "b" said...

I am happy to be one of your followers. Thank you for a great giveaway

Karena said...

Michelle Congratulations!! I adore this Love Bunny!!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Karena said...

Oh and yes I am a follower of course!

xoxo
Karena

Art by Karena

Miss Holly said...

Oh my gosh !!!! 1000 !!!! That is so fantastic.....you should be so so proud....you have a wonderful site ..I always love visiting here!! Happy day!!

Miss Holly said...

Oh and I have been following happily for a long time!!!!

Stitches said...

Congratulations on your milestone!! I am a follower and love to read about your bunnies and their antics. Wow, a 1,000 followers, that's great..

quiltercaroline said...

Congratulations. I have just found your blog and am loving getting to know H+H. I follow you using Goggle reader but am not signed up with you directly - you have probably got more followers than you think. Happy sewing. C

Stitches said...

I am an "old" follower..

janice said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I love your blog.

janice said...

I'm a follower.

Linda said...

Congratulations on 1000 followers!
I'm a follower too!

Kate said...

1000 followers - congratulations! I am pleased to be one of those 1000.

Cecilia said...

Congratulations on 1000 followers! Thatis such a cute pillow.

Cecilia said...

I'm a follower. :-)

lauri said...

Wow, this is a wow. I was online looking at dutch crafts and clicked on your site. I raise Dutch in Texas and love the pillow. Please enter me in the contest. Will there ge one for sale? Congrats on getting to 1000! Mwah

divakitty said...

Oh you've got to love dutchies! SQUEEE!

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Congratulations on 1000! :-) I am a happy follower too.

Love the bunny!!

joanne May said...

Happy Blog Day!!! ;-)
Wow, 1000 followers! You have so many friends, but I'm not surprised, it is fun here at Raspberry Rabbits.
All the very best to you lovely lady this dragon year.

I will be in touch again soon!
Bunny hugs,
Jo. xx

Diane H said...

Congrats and well deserved, Shell.
Following your blog is an absolute pleasure my friend. Thanks for another great giveaway.

Jessica @Blessings in the Country said...

1000 is a lot of followers! I love your blog, happy to be one of those 1000. :) Thank you for the sweet giveaway!

bunny hugs,
Jessica and Clover

Donna Nowicki French said...

Oh, your bunny is soooo cute! Over 1000 followers, WOW! You deserve it.

Christine M said...

WOW! Over a thousand followers. That's an awful lot but you have to agree that it's a lovely blog to follow! Congratulations Shell. Your 'Love' is gorgeous. Hugs, Christine xx

Christine M said...

Of course I'm one of your many followers! xx

Linda Crosby said...

Would feel very lucky to have Love come home with me. Thank you for the chance and for being such an inspiration to us all.

Linda Crosby said...

I am a very happy follower of your blog. Keep up the great work

Di said...

I can see why this little chap began your love of rabbits. I floow your blog and would love to win! Thank you for the chance.

Jade said...

Dutchie, dutchie, dutchie, dutchie--WANT-WANT-WANT! :D

(Oh, and I'll take a few followers if you have some to spare--of course, it would help if I updated a little more regularly too...)

Jade said...

Oooh, almost forgot--many congrats on 1000 followers! *hugs* :D

Mrs Shepo said...

WOW over 1000, congratulations Shell. My grandies would love to rest with "LOVE" when they visit, love following your blog, Cheers.

Chris said...

Congratulations on 1000 followers, Shell. Your Love bunny made me gasp! He's just wonderful....and I'm going to walk around with crossed fingers til Friday.

Chris said...

Oh yup......I'm a follower.

Quilt Hollow said...

Congrats and so many followers is wonderful!!!

Karen said...

I reached 600 followers today. Congratulations on your 1000 followers. I am already one on yours.

Joy said...

Woohoo!! Congrats on reaching 1000 followers, what an awesome achievement. Although not surprising cos your blog AND your designs are FABULOUS :o).
I just adore your bunny cushion and would LOVE to win!!!
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Joy said...

PS ... and I'm already a follower ;o). Joy xx

Ruby said...

Oh, what a great bunny pillow! I would love to have "Love" as my very own. Thanks for the giveaway and for all your good info. You have the best blog!!

Karen M said...

I have become fascinated with bunnies and the possibilities of bunnies as pets through your blog. Also, I love the way you put folk bunnies into your work. Thanks for the chance to win.

Fiona said...

Congratulations on 1000 followers Michelle, Your blog is a pleasure to read no wonder you have so many :) Hugs - Fee XX

Where in the world is Jefferson City, Missouri said...

I love your sight...wish I'd found it sooner. I also love bunnies, but I don't have a real one. I have all kinds of neat bunny stuff around the house. My object is to get the china dishes with bunnies on it. Blue and white. Keep up the great work and pictures......

Sandra Kaye said...

1ooo followers...WOWZER!!!! Congrats!!! You are such a treat to watch!! I love your work!! Many hugs to you!! Sandie

Sandra Kaye said...

I am also a follower!! Hugs again!

Elly D said...

1000 followers! WOW! Congratulations... from one bunny lover to another ;)

krislovesfabric said...

Love your blog, would love that bunny thanks for the chance! So enjoying your bom and your kit has been perfect! Congrats on the 1000!!

Kathy H said...

I love your little Love. He is so cute. Congratulations on 1000 followers.Wow!!

Brenda said...

Love the sweet bunny! That is a lot of followers! 10 time mine at that...

Brenda said...

I have your blog on my sidebar so I do not miss a post but was unsure if I was already a follower so I signed up and it did not tell me it was already. through Google reader.

Sallie said...

Congratulations! I love to read about Harrington and Hannah. Your Love bunny is adorable. Thanks for the giveaway!

Shirley said...

Hi Shell, Wow!!! 1000 followers awesome. It just shows how many people love reading your blog. I am one of your loyal followers and would love to entry your give away. Have a great day. Hugs Your Missouri Friend.

Pat Matejcek said...

I would love to enter your giveaway. The bunny you made looks like are dutch bunny Buttons who died in my arms back in April. He was 9 years old. It still brings tears to my eyes when I talk about him. I loved him so much and I miss his bunny kisses. I would love to win him.

Pat Matejcek said...

I am a follower here and on facebook.

Joan said...

Congratulations! Thank you for the generous giveaway.

Frances said...

Just found your rabbits today. Love them.

StitchinByTheLake said...

I can't imagine ever getting to 100 followers but I know exactly why you have Shell. You have such joy in all that you do and we all want to share in it. blessings, marlene

Karen said...

oh, you are so cute little bunny - you should come home to me and live with all the bears at our house.

gail said...

Hi Shell! Congratulations on the big 1000~~~ Woo Hoo. Your sweet Love Bunny is adorable.

Have a great day! (()) Gail

Rabbits' Guy said...

That's how we got "started" too. BL and a special grand-daughter sat and each held a teeny dutch bunny for a long time and just talked. Next thing we knew - here came The Princess, whose father was a Dutchie (Big Bad Boy) and he was the father of those little dutchies they held too.

Ruth said...

Wow! Thanks for allowing us to celebrate this great milestone with you!

Sherry said...

I just LOVE "Love!"

linny said...

Congratulations on this great day. Must admit I love 'Love' as well. She'd have a wonderful home downunder.
lyn.robyn.smith@gmail.com

linny said...

I am also a follower by email.
lyn.robyn.smith@gmail.com

kc said...

Congratulations on your milestone! I love your bunnies, I love your patterns & I love your Love! I miss our bunnies soooo sooo much, so I'd love to have a special one to love up on!! And I'm a follower, too!!

Createology said...

Congratulations on 1000 followers. Your blog is wonderful and really shows your amazing talents and creativity so well. I love Love, your beautiful wool bunny pillow. Please include me in this most generous give. Thank you...

Createology said...

P.S. I am a faithful follower and wouldn't miss your posts. Happy Bunny Hugs...

Bert said...

I found you some time ago, but just recently started following you again. I love your blog.

Sherry said...

Congratulations! I am excited for you, and I am happy that so many people have found your blog and can share in your wonderful designs and fun posts. I have been a follower for quite some time.

Jessica said...

Love is lovely! 1000 followers = Wow!

Jessica said...

I am one of your loyal followers!

Crafty Green Poet said...

what a beautiful folk art bunny!

Baloo said...

1000 followers!! congratulations....love your blog and your designs and yet am one of the 1000.

Patchworkheike said...

Hi Michelle,
i love your blog. And your giveaway is great. We had two bunnies some years ago. Their names were Juli and Fritzi. They were so lovely.
xxx
Heike

Patchworkheike said...

Uuuuuups, I forgot, I'm a follower of your blog.
xxx
Heike

✿。✿ρασℓα✿。✿ said...

hello
i'm italian and i love your blog
i'm a your follewer too

Lee said...

I adore Love - and your love story w/ bunnies. thanks for a great blog and congrats!

Lee said...

I am a follower too!

Kate said...

I LOVE you blog, and your adorable BOM! Thanks for all you do, and congratulations!

Teresa said...

I love folk art and Love is adorable.
Thanks for the chance to win.

astitch said...

Congatulations on reaching 1000 followers, I am one of them. Love your Bunny.

Kathy in GA said...

What a cutie he is! We had a lop ear bunny when my sons were small, named Flopsy if I remember right, and then my dd had bunnies for the theme of her nursery. Thank you and Harrington and Hannah for your wonderful designs!

Terri Sue said...

oh shell, how exciting. i don't have facebook. i am so happy that you have so many friends. i do follow you by email and have ever since i found your ad in the tea magazine. i've always thought dutch bunnies are so cute. there markings are so crisp they look like they are painted. i would give love a very good home.

sudukc said...

Oh, he is so cute and I have the perfect carrot to set under his nose...Thaks for the chance to win!

iluvmybugs said...

Congrats on reaching over 1000 followers Michelle!!! Love is an adorable folk art pillow...thanks for the chance to win!
~Terry~

iluvmybugs said...

I'm already one of your 1000+ followers :o)
~Terry~

Finnie said...

Congrats on 1000!!! It must be so exciting!!! I love H and H and I enjoy reading your blog. Keep up the good work and THANKS for all that you do
Finnie

Lisa said...

Love Love Love!!! She is a lovely little thing :) Congrats on 1K and Happy Year of the Dragon!

Marcia W. said...

Your posts always make me feel better than I did before reading them. Thank you! I'm glad for the rabbits too.

Marcia W. said...

I am a follower too.

hennies.pennies said...

Well, congratulations are definitely in order! What a milestone. Gosh, an to share a lovely bunny with one of your loyal followers is so sweet! I'm sure it would be equally at home with any one of us...even tho I do have the perfect spot for him!! Have a blessed day!!

heartsease54 said...

I love your rabbits!

heartsease54 said...

I love your rabbits!

heartsease54 said...

I am a follower & love seeing pictures of Harrington & Hannah.

hueisei said...

Congrats of such a great milestones... Thanks for the chance to win!!

hueisei said...

I'm one of the 1000 follower.yay...

MosaicMagpie said...

Congratulations my friend. 1 of 1000 and loving it!
Deb

Michele said...

Absolutely love the bunny! Congratulations! Love checking to see what the 'help' has to say!

Marj said...

Love the Bunnies! Congratulations on 1000 followers and thanks for sharing.

Marj said...

I am also a long time follower.

Maru said...

I loved a sweet little grey and white dutch boy for years too. His name was Binky.

Sunshine said...

I look forward to reading your blog. We had a "pet" indoor rabbit when we were first married ... sweet, sweet friend he was ...

Sunshine said...

I also am a follower of your blog.

Agatha said...

I found your blog a few days ago! I don't know if I was more attracted by Harrington and Hanna or by your beautiful BOM "The Adventures of Harrington and Hanna" which I am working on!!!!
Our rabbit is called Ehitu. He became orhpan just a few weeks ago so we are going to adopt another one!
Thanks for sharing your adventures of "The Raspberry Rabbits" and greetings from Italy!!!!
Agatha

Agatha said...

....Ehitu became a follower of Harrington and Hannah.... ;-))

Abigail said...

Yay! Congrats on 1000! I hope they all love this blog as much as I do.

abigail.lee {at} gmail.com

Abigail said...

I'm also a follower thru GFC, but I read your blog thru Google RSS.

Janet said...

So cute! Thanks for a chance to win. And congratulations on all your followers.

Elisa said...

2012 has been pretty rough already. Could use a little Love! Thank you

Elisa said...

I'm a follower and love the Friday wrap-up!

SewWhatsNew said...

Thanks for the chance to win. I am a follower and I am enjoying your new BOM.

BunnyNuts said...

Bunnies & snowmen oh my - how darling! And wool. Trouble Trouble Trouble! :)

Mhairi said...

I am a follower. I have loved bunnies since I rescued a tiny 10 day old baby rex. He was a very expensive rabbit as he needed lots of vet attention but he was the best pet I have ever had, he was funny, clever and so affectionate.

Clovie Boy said...

I love Love!

Mhairi said...
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Heide said...

It's simple. Bunnies Rock!
Heide / Escondido
PS Love the colors you pulled for your next project!

Connie said...

What a sweet bunny pillow! Congrats on 1000 followers!

Connie said...

I am already a follower, thanks for a great giveaway!

TINA said...

Congrats! I love your blog. I love the working days of Hannah and Harrington. Can't wait to get my BOM started. I would love to have Love as a beautiful addition to my upcoming newly remodeling sewing room. She will be much loved in my home. Thanks!

TINA said...

Congrats! I love your blog. I love the working days of Hannah and Harrington. Can't wait to get my BOM started. I would love to have Love as a beautiful addition to my upcoming newly remodeling sewing room. She will be much loved in my home. Thanks!

quiltergirl said...

I adore a great "Love" story. What a cute bun.

Wendy said...

Well done on so many followers! I love dropping in to see what you and Hannah and Harrington are doing. The bunny pillow is so cute!

Wendy said...

Do I need to tell you I'm a follower? Not sure if you were taking the second entry from the followers list - if so, please delete this comment!

Wendy said...

Do I need to tell you I'm a follower? Not sure if you were taking the second entry from the followers list - if so, please delete this comment!

Hannah said...

He is so cute love the bunnies! would be nice to set in an Easter basket display. Thanks for all you do.