Friday, July 3, 2009

Giveaway! Fourth of July style

It's a fourth of July giveaway! Giveaways are so much fun so why not spend the summer having some fun?

And what better way to honor the freedom that we all hold near and dear then to honor those who fight for that freedom, hence this giveaway.

My very talented mother, who made the adorable purse I gave away this winter (and another adorable summer purse to be given away in the next month or so), made me a beautiful quilted version of the Service Star.

For those of you who aren't familiar the quick history is that service star banners started around WW1 and per a DoD order could be displayed by spouses, parents, children, step children, and siblings of members of the military serving in times of war.

But back to the star, its not quite the traditional star, but then again, I didn't want a traditional star. I wanted a more Americana version to hang in my home as a symbol of pride in my husbands service to our country.

I had been looking for a service star to hang up in our home but I hadn't found one I liked until I was flipping thru one of her quilting magazines one day and saw something that we tweaked to be perfect. (Look it was that or Brown bear brown bear to read in the bathroom.)

And the ol' gal delivered just that. It's beautiful and hangs proudly in our center hallway.

And I have a second one up for grabs today!

It's in a beautiful five pointed blue star, in a cream fabric with blue stitching, surrounded by the traditional red border in a very lovely 15 x21 inch frame. And don't worry, shipping is on me.

Flyboy is just thrilled to get this out of his man den office.

To enter just leave a comment (althought you can leave a comment if you just want to say how great it looks, I'm really working on my mother to open an esty store and I think I have her almost there).

For a second entry blog about this on your blog. I'd really like to get the word out there to as many military moms and military wives as possible.

For a third entry put a tweet out there that the mrs. is having an awesome military giveaway! (I will admit I have no idea how twitter works so I'll just take your word on this.)

The giveaway will be open until Tuesday July 7th at 6pm. good luck!

45 comments:

  1. Well obviously I don't *need* to win this, so I'm not entering, but I love it! Very cute. =]

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  2. Count me in for an entry please!!!

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  3. Sooooo cute. Your mom is awesome and she should open a store. I wanna talk to you about bags for christmas presents

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  4. That is absolutely beautiful! With my husband and cousin having both been in the military I've often had my blue star hanging in the window. I'd love to be considered to win it!

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  5. I love it! Enter me! I have been looking for a service star like this...one that didn't look like a piece of plastic.

    Oh and your mom could totally sell that in our post gift shop! It's consignment and she'd had no problem selling that! If you want more info, let me know!

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  6. I agree! Your mom should definitely open up an Etsy shop. Gorgeous!

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  7. If my one and a million chance doesn't work I'm willing to help you hound your mom start that shop!

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  8. ooooh...count me in too!!! how beautiful!!..I will post it on my blog soon too!

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  9. Count me in for two. I will post about it tonight or tomorrow. I just love it and would love to hand it in my home!

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  10. I've done my duty and posted on my blog and twitter! As well as comment here, obviously! :) I'd love to be able to have this in our home...Thank you for such an AWESOME giveaway! My Marine would love it! And YES your Mom should SO do an Etsy shop!!!!

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  11. your mom is so talented! I put up a post promoting the giveaway and even stole your picture of it (to tempt people).

    And just for the record, I wish I still lived in Maryland too. I'd love to hang out with you and maybe meet the dash brothers.

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  12. I love it!! Count me in for an entry! Also if I don't win- would your mom be willing to make another? And how much would she want? She really should open a store!

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  13. I love it and have been dying to have one!

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  14. Oh I love it! I agree with Katie, could she make another?

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  15. Count me in as an entry, and I'll post it on twitter right now!

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  16. OH wow! That is beautiful!!! I would be honored to have this is my home! ENTER ME PLEASE! :)

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  17. I would like to suggest that it be awarded to:
    http://lifesongcarolina.blogspot.com/2009/06/praying-for-chad.html

    This is a post after a phone call telling them that he had to kill another human. If you go back to around Mothers Day, you will see that the Old Sarge sent her a Blue Star Banner for her window.

    They a good people, doing God's work and their only child is now deployed.

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  18. PS:
    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men area created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. —

    Let no man take away what was given by god. Thanks for what you do.

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  19. Visiting from SITS. Happy 4th of July!

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  20. That's beautiful! I love it!

    I am commenting, and I posted it on my blog. I don't twit. Or tweet. Or twaste any of my twime on that thing I don't understand.

    I am missing your emails by the way...Did we break up?

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  21. Hey! Count me in! I sew, but I don't know how to quilt and I would love one. I hope you manage to talk your mom into Etsy!

    When I got to the last part I was all, "she's on Twitter!?" until I read your disclaimer. All I will say is that it's oddly addicting, although I'm not on very much. I'll tweet about it for ya! (if you wanted to check, you can look at my profile: http://twitter.com/dutchican )

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  22. I think it's marvelous.

    To mom: Hiyee (waves) you really should open up an Etsy store.

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  23. how wonderful! i've never won a giveaway, but dern it i'll enter anyways. :]]

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  24. I love it! Count me for an entry, and I am still hoping she will still fly out next time Junior is sick? Then she can teach me to make one if I don't win, lol.

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  25. That is seriously gorgeous! I am trying to work on quilting and that looks so great! Please count me in!

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  26. Ooo count me in :)

    Tell her I said Etsy is golden.

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  27. Very cute!!! AND it matches your bloggie background.. did you plan that??

    :)

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  28. I'm commenting!

    Your mom is very talented :)

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  29. Ok, let your mom know that if I don't win this, I would totally consider buying one. It's definitely the best looking service star I've seen.

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  30. Don't enter me in the giveaway since I no longer need a flag. I just want to tell your mom how beautiful it is and definitely open an etsy shop!

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  31. I found my way here whilst wandering through various military blogs, and I've fallen in milquiltlust with that charming banner. As such, I've both blogged and tweeted about it, and here's my comment to tell you so.

    I'm glad I found my way to your blog through this display of generosity, and I look forward to reading more. :-)

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  32. That is so awesome. Even if I'm not a winner, I'd love to know if your mom puts up an Etsy store so I can buy one (I'm a Navy reservist and hubby is active duty Navy).

    I've blogged about it (click on my name) and tweeted about it. If you want to see my tweet, let me know because I keep mine private (though I have a few MilSpouses on there). I'd be glad to teach you Twitter and add you so you can see it.

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  33. Awesome!! I'll get 3 entries. Here's my comment... and I'm going NOW to tweet and blog. I absolutely LOVE this!

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  34. So awesome! You're mom is very handy :) I posted about this on my blog and I'm also going to twitter about it!

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  35. sign me up for an entry! it's beautiful!

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  36. She should definitely have an etsy shop! :)


    lc_intocable[a]yahoo[d]com

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  37. I just posted it on my blog too! It is in the "yummy dinner ideas" post. woo hoo!

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  38. I tweeted about this!! Aggiesheri on Twitter....

    So cool being that we just had 4th! I feel so flag happy..hehe

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  39. Your Blog is so amazing...I love it! I am following you!

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  40. Just stumbled upon your blog. that star is beautiful!

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  41. What a beautiful star. My BIL just joined the military (Army) last fall, so we are still figuring out all things military. Thanks for sharing.

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  42. it's very beautiful and I know exactly where I would put it in our home. I have two old farm house windows that came from my grandparents home. In one I have an old quilt wallhanging she made, and in the other i would love to have this hanging. I so enjoy seeing the blue stars in window around town. Please count me in.
    Proud Marine Corps wife of almost 16 years... Colleen

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