Thursday, 9 June 2011


Hello dear blogging friends and welcome!

Apologies for being a 'bad' blogger of late - it's just been one thing after another, nothing terrible I'm glad to say, just lots of time needed elsewhere etc, etc!

But as many of you know, I LOVE Americana and when I saw this freebie pattern on Tennessee Ridge Primitives website I just had to make it - or one very similar!!
I hope you all like it as I'm going to give it away to one of you in a couple of weeks!

It is approx. 22" long inc. hanger and contains a crow, a flag (not handmade) and a painted star.
On the stocking I sewed on the letters USA and trailed a rusty wire and star garland down it. There is also a little rusty star on the toe and some pip berry in the top of the stocking.

The rules are very straightforward~

1. You must be a follower and this will include any new followers who want to be included.

2. Leave a comment on this post only and tell me what you love most about summer!

3. Drawing will be on Wed. June 22.

That's it!

I look forward to hearing from you and hope you all have a great week!

Best wishes


  1. I would love to be entered in this awesome giveaway Christine! One of the things I enjoy about summer is a lazy day next to the pool with a pitcher of pina coladas in the fridge :)

  2. Hello Christine..
    What a lovely giveaway..
    The best thing about summer is having our grandsons staying at the cottage and enjoying their company... And the waves, of course, smile...
    Thank you, dear...

  3. I LOVE it! Please enter my name in the giveaway!

  4. Hi Christine..
    sussed the comments issue LOL..
    Love your giveaway and please enter me..Picnics on the beach and the smell of fresh cut grass is what I like in summertime..hugs X

  5. Hey Christine, lovely stocking. I will post your giveaway on my side bar and what i love most about summer is the evening's right before it get's dark when the lightning bugs come out of the grass and the birds sing their goodnight songs.


  6. How cute - love it! Of course, I am partial to crows anyway - lol. Please include me in your giveaway.

    What I love most about summer is the warmth and sunshine, especially after this past winter and spring. I also love the green of everything, and the fireflies this time of year. So many things to love about summer!

  7. Hello Christine~
    What a darling Americana piece! I would love to be entered in your giveaway please.
    Glad to know you are doing well and keeping busy.
    I'm still waiting on warm weather to arrive here in Idaho! Every where else folks are heating up, just not the case in my area.

  8. Christine it is beautiful! I have a blank front door that is screaming for some Americana.

    The best part of summer? Being home with my kiddo (even though he is a teenager) and being able to be lazy, hang out, and eat ice cream together, and even running errands is more fun with him!

    I'm posting to my giveaway page for you too.

  9. Hi Christine,

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway! I LOVE Americana too!

    Summer love is cookouts, no school and lots more flags flying around in the neighborhoods and downtowns. It seems to be such a patriotic season, not just with Independence Day. I love it. :)

    Blessings from Jessica

  10. Hi - I am already a follower. I would love to be entered in your giveaway. One thing I love about summer is pretty much the same as when I was a child - no school!! I work for my local school district and summer means a much needed break. Thanks, Trish

  11. Christine

    Adorable ! Love your summer time creation and I would love to win it !

    What I love about summer...It means warmer weather and I can go outside and walk , enjoy the sunshine when PA has it ! And fresh veggies from the garden !


  12. What a wonderful job you did Christine!I would love to be entered.Thank you so much!big hugs michelle

  13. That came out so awesome!!! What I love most about summer??? Hmmmmm.....the family picnics most definitely!!!!

  14. That is amazing Christine...well done! My favourite thing about summer is the smell of newly cut grass! I am getting to be a better blogger, but not so good at keeping up with reading blogs! Thanks for your kind comments on my blog....Have a great weekend!
    Carole x

  15. So cute!

    There are so many things I love about summer, but I guess my favorite would be just being outside and enjoying the heat and fresh air! Happy summer to you.

  16. Hi Christine!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and entering my giveaway! I love your stocking. Please enter me in yours :-)

    The best thing about summer for me is that it means fun times with family at the lake.
    Prim Blessings,

  17. Hey Christine, you did a wonderful job
    on your stocking, please enter me in your
    giveaway. My favorite thing about Summer
    is getting fresh veggies from the garden
    and seeing all the flowers in bloom.

    Bear Hugs & Blessings~Karen

  18. so many things to love about summer... Day trips, beach trips, pool trips, YARD SALES...I love it all
    I would love to be entered in your wonderful giveaway.thank you

  19. I already am a follower jelaws5:) thanks
    I love summer-swimming,just being outdoors...every summer I go home for a visit with my sis/mom/family as I live out of state from them
    thanks again

  20. Hello Christine!

    I am (at this very point in time) your newest follower - and so happy to be! This little Americana stocking is ADORABLE!! (And, of course, I have a certain affinity for crows...) ;o) I would be honored to be entered in your wonderful giveaway.....I've also posted it on my sidebar....

    There are truly so many things I love about summer - but the one underlying theme to them all I suppose is the warmth it brings....It just gets so very, very, cold here and we have such long winters, that summer becomes a welcome and cherished friend.....

    Thanks so much for this opportunity! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  21. Hi Christine,
    What an awesome stocking...I love it. I am a follower of your blog, and I love summer. It's all about family, picnics, vacations etc. Thanks for the chance in your giveaway!

  22. Christine,
    I am a new follower now and would like to be entered into the giveaway.
    I will post this on my sidebar later this evening.I love americana items,just in time for the 4th of July. I love summer for grilling out, enjoying family and friends for fishing in the pond and playing games outside with our grand child.

    Country at heart

  23. Hi Christine: I'd love to be entered in your drawing. I like all the Tennessee Ridge patterns and your stocking turned out great. I know it's a lot of work to do all that painting (at least I think it is). I like the variety of flowers that bloom in the summer, fresh fruits and vegetables and the sounds of nature that are unique to the season. ~Roberta

  24. Can't believe I just found'm a new follower and would love a chance to win the wonderful crow stocking.Some of my favorite things about summer are bare feet and flip flops,casual outdoor meals with friends and family whith easy coversation into the moonlite eve,while the kids catch fireflies and star gaze.Oh and plenty of sweet tea on a hot summer day.Warm Blessings!~Amy

  25. Hi Christine!!! I would love to be entered in your giveaway for that awesome Americana stocking!! The best thing about summer since the kids are school age, is getting a chance to really catch up with them and spend time with them!

  26. Please enter me in your giveaway, I'm a follower.
    My favorite thing about summer is definitely the heat...I hate the cold.

  27. I would love to be entered into you primtastic patriotic giveaway. Too cool!

    What I love most about summer...the warm breezes, the fresh air, baseball, my echineceas, working in the garden, sunshine, garden fresh fruits and veggies...I could go on and on! LOL! I guess I love lots about summer.

    Have a great day.


  28. I can't believe I almost missed this one, I am a follower and love the long days of summer and watermelons. Thanks, Cyndy

  29. What a cute giveaway!! I got here just in the nick of time ;) I would love to be entered :0)


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