Thursday, April 14, 2011

A Purdy Exciting Giveaway!

There is a lot going on at the ranch this week. 

Our senior arrived yesterday, shearing begins today and most important - everyone made it home safely on Tuesday from the winter range!

You know you are a rancher's wife when you take a 30 minute break at work to help with traffic as the sheep come through town! 

Here are some photos from this week's trailing through town.
Here they come!!

It was my job to stop traffic. Luckily the first car I stopped was a nice man that even gave me a smile. It's as if he knew I so desperately hoped for his cooperation since once the first car is stopped the rest is cake.

The sheep made it through the intersection with no major hiccups. 

One mama was a bit too tired to make it the rest of the way (about 7 miles) so she got a lift in the truck!
I don't think she minded much. 
A few minutes later the view was nothing but woolly rear ends and everyone was closer to being home.

In honor of all the excitement and the safe arrival of our sheep I'm so happy to host my first giveaway!

Here is what you'll win...
an Easter Egg Lamb Cozy from Little Bird Crochet just in time for Easter!

I came across Little Bird Crochet on the wonderful, fabulous world of Etsy.
A few things I love about this shop is that it is run by two sisters in North Carolina, Joy and Paige (I would love to work with my sister, wouldn’t you?), each item melts my heart and the item we are giving away today reminds me of my favorite little lamb, Purdy. 
This is Purdy.
I asked Paige to tell me a little about herself and Little Bird Crochet and here is what she had to say:
"I learned how to crochet a couple of years ago and taught Joy soon after. We have three nieces, two nephews (and a niece on the way!) and were initially making things for them as birthday and Christmas gifts, and whatever else their parents asked for.

My husband and I live in Greensboro, North Carolina with our two kitties and are currently watching through the entire series of X-Files. I'm a vegetarian, wannabe minimalist, I'm constantly annoying people I know (and some I barely know) about eating healthier and perhaps best of all, really goofy and I’m sure to never take myself too seriously.

Joy and her husband also live in Greensboro with their fluffy little dog Norma. She's a graphic designer by day and a crochet princess by night.

To me, the best thing about crocheting is reminding people to see the creativity in others and themselves. I love when something I've made inspires someone to take up crocheting. It means so much to me when they can see themselves as a creative person, something I believe we all are."

I think Paige is right. When I saw this little gem I thought, I must learn how to crochet! 
Thanks for the inspiration Paige! 

So here is how you enter. 
Please leave one comment for each entry for multiple chances to win. 

Mandatory Entry – head on over to Little Bird Crochet and come back and tell me what item is your favorite. This entry is mandatory and no others will count if this is not completed.
Additional Entries
1. “Follow” my blog. You are already here so why not?!
2. Add Little Bird Crochet to your Etsy favorites.
3. Answer the following question: How do you use your creative talent?

This giveaway will run through 11:59pm MST April 15, 2011.


Jent said...

DEFINATLY the lamb you are giving away - I don't think I could put a real egg in it or it would get squashed when I squeezed it! HE IS CUTE!

Jent said...

Already a follower!

Jent said...

Creative talent: well I don't know if I would call it talent or just my stab in the dark! I knit, love to digital scrapebook all my photos, take pics, weld outdoor yard garb, cook, decorate cakes . . .

Colette said...

I do love that little lamb, but the duck is also melting my heart. I don't have any little kids in my life, so while the hats are cute, I'm gonna be selfish and say the egg cozies are my face because those could be just for me ;)

I'm already a follower of your blog, and I just added the store to my favorites.

My creative talent...probably paper crafting, but I'm getting much better with yarn + fabric!

Anonymous said...

a true ranchers wife, but i must say you are truly a rancher's wife best friend when you want to help with the sheep, in work clothes...heels and all!

A Rancher's Wife said...

@Anonymous - yes!! I am lucky to have found such a gem of a friend!

Mary said...

Ooh, the egg cozy is adorable, but I think my favorite item is the girls' butterfly hat (6-12 months) in magenta! I just love the color and I've never seen one with quite that design. Lovely shop!!

Mary said...

Already a follower! :)

Alely said...

love the flower headband!

Alely said...

fascinated by your story here... california city girl to ranching wife! i'm a california girl too hailing in charlotte, nc at the moment.

thanks for visiting following! happy to meet you.


gin said...

I would so get the little boys hat that is blue and brown; those were our wedding colors!

gin said...

I follow you! Did I mention I LOVE your photography? What kind of camera do you use?

gin said...

I don't think I have much creative talent; but I love to blog! I'm also *trying* to be a little more crafty around the house; we'll see what happens!

stephmb said...

They are all so cute!! The lamb is adorable but I have an affection for bunnies so I think I might have to say bunny.

stephmb said...

I'm a follower!

stephmb said...

I added LBC to my favorites (that wasn't tough, her things are so cute!)

stephmb said...

Creative talent - I can crossstitch and make things for myself and other people. I sew...a little bit and I'm a heck of an Avon lady if I do say so myself. :)

Amy and Jeff said...

Well since we are expecting very soon I think that little green boys hat would have to be my favorite!

Amy and Jeff said...

I definitely follow. :)

Amy and Jeff said...

My creative talent? I'm pretty handy in the kitchen and with a camera. But I wouldn't say those things are very this is hard! I guess I would have to say dog training is where I tend to get most creative. My dogs can do some crazy tricks.