Jun 12, 2014

Play it again Sam

Jeanne, who I thought was overseas, is from the blog Willow Tree Stitcher and lives in the US.  She chose the verse so I added 1776 and the samplers for the next giveaway.  Why am I giving them away?  I don't know.  I guess I am trying to have less and less small items around, I'm tired of them, I have nothing else to offer, and it's my birth month.  I so appreciate all of you for your friendship and encouragement, care and kindness, and my printer still isn't doing labels properly so I have no boxes.  I don't express my feelings often enough to let you know how much you all mean to me.  I'm not a huggy kissy touchy feely person.  In fact, I think the Better-than-Sex cake IS better than sex, much to my husband's disappointment.  Did he really think it would last forever?
 
 
 I was going to add the flag to the group and then I saw the back with the Flanders Field poem.  Started bawling again!  I watched the History channel's D-Day special and I can't explain what gets to me about this group of young men from WWII, but I was crying for days.  Just the mention of that beach and really, anything related to soldiers from that time, and my emotions become raw.  And they didn't tell their stories or even talk about it until decades later. 
 
I decided to not use the same entries because maybe the pear you would like has been chosen and you're not interested in any others.  So if you don't mind, I will have a separate post and you will have to enter each time if your choice is still standing.  I think having you choose is better than listing each separately.  At least that's what I think today.
 
Leave your initials or name in your comment if you want to choose one of the above five.   Drawing will be Sunday night (6/15) at 8pm EST.  Holy crap.  Half of June is gone!!!  What happened? 
 
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105 comments:

Kathy L. said...

Count me in again. Love all your pears!!!

Kathy L.

( I am the same way about the WWII vets, I work at the VA in Milwaukee as a provider and when I get to meet one it is truly moving!)

capecodgirl565 said...

When I think of the untold number that sacrificed their lives or lived with bodies maimed, it truly makes me sick what is happening with this country at the present. Sorry, had to vent, I will shut up now. Please do enter me for a chance to win, love each and every one of the pears!

Jodi S said...

Count me in again. Love your pears but haven't stitched one myself yet.

Heritage Hall said...

All around the mulberry bush and
what fun! Please enter me again.
Congrats, Jeanne.... and thank you
Marly, for these extra chances...

We may never know the full toll of
what war has demanded of our young
men and women, but we can honor them with love and care whether they reach out for help or not. It
should be a given...I now descend my soapbox, as well.....

Kim said...

Thanks Marly!!! I love them all~~~~
You have no idea how special you are to so many~~~
xokim

cl said...

I'd love to win a pear - Count me in.
Claudia

Vera said...

I, like others, enjoy your blog so much Marly. Thanks for being you...which includes being so generous. Please count me in. Thanks!

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Marly, I totally agree with you! Just where exactly has June gone already?! I have a soft spot for the WWII vets too. I've stood on Normandy beach, talk about a big ole ugly Oprah cry. Oh yeah!

Anonymous said...

please add my name again for the giveaway. I bawled today about the motorcycle shop in illinois giving free storage to an active duty solider
have a good day

linda m

Vickie said...

I watched the D-Day shows too. Always do. My birthday is D-Day! ;) My Grandpa fought in Europe, in the army in 1945 and stayed into '46.
Please enter me again. Thanks!

Ali said...

Okay you've twisted my arm ;0) count me in again
Ali B

Kay said...

You crack me up!! (I'm with you on the cake, lol!) Thanks for the chance. I don't need any more small items around either, but your pears are just too cute to resist.

Barbara said...

Love your blog and all of your stitching and wonderful ideas. Please add me to the numbers that would love to win one of your pears. Barbara in Virginia

Marilyn said...

Congrats to Jeanne!
Throw my name in the hat again too please.
I feel the same also.
My FIL lived at the VA home in WI for 10 years.
Sometimes it breaks your heart to see some of them and wonder what their story is.
The burial ceremony when he passed away last year really touched me.
The color guards, the salutes by his comrads, the salute of gun shots for him made me just cry out loud.
Marilyn

LindataxPA said...

Please include me in the drawing - your pears are wonderful, but I haven't gotten to them in the stitching basket yet. Love the comment about cake.

LB
in Pittsburgh

LindataxPA said...

Please include me in the drawing - your pears are wonderful, but I haven't gotten to them in the stitching basket yet. Love the comment about cake.

LB
in Pittsburgh

Melissa said...

I would love a chance to win, Marly!

Thanks,
Melissa

Joyce said...

Count me in on your pear giveaway.
Joyce

Pat said...

Marly seeing what those men went through is very sad and does bring a tear to your eyes. I still remember my dad taking me to a parade celebrating V E Day.

Please count me in agIn.

susiedele said...

I prefer cake, also. lol
Oh goody, another chance to win a pear. Thanks!
...Susie

Mar in Pittsburgh said...

I do so enjoy reading your messages, as you usually crack me up! Love those pears.....please pick a pear for me.

Kristen said...

Just catching up with you, Marly. So happy that Bud is better! And I just love your antique ladder with the cross stitch pieces displayed on it. So creative.

I'm in for the pear drawing, too. I love them. :)

Mickey said...

Love the pears. Count me in.

Mickey B.

rosek1870 said...

Count me in I think all your pears are wonderful. I appreciate every post you write!
Hugs,
Rose K

Frances N said...

I'd love to enter for a chance at one of your lovely pears! Thanks!!
My father and his 2 brothers all served in WWII and I have a tremendous soft spot for those special veterans.

C. M. Designs said...

I didn't think to mention the cake when I wrote about finding treasures. :o) That is a some kind of good cake though ! ! ! !
I do think you are a softy when it comes to kitties.. So glad that Bud is better..
I think all of your readers feel the same about you and that is that you're special.
Please add my name in your pear give away..
Charlotte in Virginia

Guusje, said...

I love the pears and all of your stitching. Please count je in. Kind regards Petra J. M.

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

Congrats to the winner - Lucky Lady. I'm not a sore sport but, I don't enjoy loosing... that's why I don't like Las Vega. So please put me in again. Winning is so much better than loosing.
I love all the pears ... they are wonderful, Barb S

KimM said...

Please count me in. Thank you -
Kim M

Kathy Simpson said...

Soul love to win a pear. Thanks again, Kathy S

Anonymous said...

Marly, Thank you for your kindness in offering such beautiful primitive pears to your readers. Your post today was very heart felt. I absolutely love to read your blog every day and to hear about your ongoings whatever they may be about. Please enter me again in your drawing for one as I would love to have something from such a wonderful lady. Take care. SAH in Oklahoma.

Mouse said...

HI Marly :) could you pop my name into the hat again ... thanks and you won't be any good at our house as the history channel is always on as DH is an ex soldier and watches all war things .... love mouse xxxx

Anonymous said...

Please enter me in your giveaway again. This selection of pears is even better than the first selection--making it even harder to make a decision!
Marilyn S.

Margaret said...

I think everyone would want to continue to be in the giveaway, even if their first choice was gone. :D I hear you on the young men who died in WWII. All the D Day events were so moving this year.

Lyn said...

Definitely count me in again! Have you tried Rafflecopter? I see a lot of blogs using it...

Carol said...

I LOVE your pears and would love to have one. Please add my name to the drawing.

Maggee said...

I was surprised to see that my SON recorded the series about the World Wars... I used to be a Navy wife, and have a fondness for men in uniform (just not that ex!). I will be happy to win a pear--may I join? Hugs!

Phyllis said...

I love your pears! They are so cute! My dad was a veteran of WWII. He made it through the war earning the Purple Heart, but he was never the same when he returned home. Sadly we lost him at the young age of 49. I still miss him. His first and only grandson was born the day after he died. I can't watch any of the documentaries without crying, so I just avoid them. It's very upsetting to know what those men went through.
Anyhow, didn't mean to ramble, but wanted to enter your drawing.
Thank you! Phyllis

Donna Munson said...

My dad, who turned 90 today, is a veteran of WWII...so I tear up the same way when I watch those movie reels. Where would we be today without their dutiful service? Anyway, count me in again for another stab at the give-away...each pear is so lovely. Donna M.

missy said...

Throw my name in the hat again too please. Thanks for the chance. :)
-missy-

dq said...

i like all the pears - how can i be picky on a give away!
dq bogfairy@yahoo.com

Patti said...

Oh please enter me in your generous giveaway!
Blessings, Patti

Catherine said...

Please count me in again!! Thanks!

Barb said...

I would love to be ion the pear give-away. I do know how you feel. I am stressed today about Iraq. A young man from this community died there. Now it is in chaos. If I were his mom I couldn't help but wonder just what he died for.

Anonymous said...

Please count me in again for a chance to win a pear.
Thanks, Lynn H-Z

Cricket-bug Corner said...

Pick me - pick me!

Judy said...

Having one of your pears would be a treat! I agree about WWII and also watched the D-Day program. Very touching. Thanks for your generosity.

Judy Heartland stitcher

pj said...

Love these pears and would love to own one. I know the feelings go up and down these days and we don't know what will set off the tears. Hang in there...you have had sot going on ... I am sending a hug any way even if you don't like them.

Ruth said...

I would really, really love to have one of your pears. Thanks for the opportunity to win one.

gracie said...

What a great give away. Lovely pears.

Michele said...

Please enter me in again. I love your pears and my favorites are still in!

Michele said...

Please enter me in again. I love your pears and my favorites are still in!

Jackie D said...

Count me in. I too, watched the History Channel show on D-Day, it makes me sad to think about all the brave young men who fought that bloody battle and what they went through. My father and his brother both served in WWII, I wished I knew more about his service. He and his brothers are all deceased now so it's too late. Enjoy your blog.

melodyr said...

Please count me in - I'd love to win one of your beautiful pears.
thank you, Melody

LaNelle said...

Yes, please I would love to have one of your lovely pears...thanks for the chance. They are all so beautiful!

vivian said...

Here I go trying again...thanks again for letting us try to win this beautiful work.
I love reading your blog, we all need to express ourselves, so many of us feel and think the same way....

Anonymous said...

Thanks again Marly. I would love the chance to choose a fabulous pear! You're special too!
Maureen
mgw070 at shaw dot ca

CalamityJr said...

There were tears here watching the documentaries, too. I so hope the younger generation can understand just how important this history is.
Thanks for sharing yet again. There's still a chance for a pear to come to my house!

Mary said...

Oh yes, please enter me in the draw for a pear - they are lovely!

Mary in MN

m_kaeding@hotmail.com

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Love all your pears.
I would Love to win one!
Please count me in!

Sandi

sandraallen260@centurytel.net

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Oh you sweet generous lady, I'd love to have my name thrown into the hat again for one of your lovely pears!
I've been scanning letters for my family that my Dad's eldest brother, Gerry, wrote home while he was overseas during WWII. He was killed in France in August of 1944; he was 22 years old. The letters are so bittersweet; wonderful to read his words written in his own hand but every reference that he makes to 'coming home' or 'after the war' tears your heart out. So many, many young men, gone much too soon. Thanks as always for your generosity Marly, Deb

butterfly said...


Please count me in too , always have loved your pears.

Heppy Birthday for this month .

Birgitte aka Bietje said...

Yes, count me in. Your pears are so beautiful. I like the first one. Specially because I would not make that one myself. As I am nog American.

cucki said...

aww count me in..it so cute <3
i love them so much..
huge hugs x

Timi said...

These pears are still beautiful! :o)))
And you are so lovely to have another give away!!!

bob robert said...

You are so generous. I don't cross stitch so I really appreciate all your beautiful work. Roann

Cathy N said...

From a Sister chocoholic, please count me in for pear!! Thank you.
Cathy N, NJ

Anonymous said...

debbie kos…..thanks again :)

Diane H said...
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Diane H said...

Grrrrr spelling mistake. My bad.
I made five of your pears last winter on Aida cloth. I would be an honour to own one of you personal creations. I hope to try stitching on linen on day. Thank you.

Janine said...

I would love to be included in the draw. I love your pears.

Anonymous said...

Trying again for one of your precious pears.
Judy Y.

Paula Tobias said...

Would love to be included in your give away! Thank you

Kurt Schindler said...

Friday the 13th - maybe it will be my lucky day! I hope so.

Love the pears. Thanks for the chance to win.

Charlotte S.

Deborah said...

I love your pests! Thanks for the chance!

donna said...

Thank you for the opportunity to win another of your pears, they really are just awesome!!!
Donna R.

Rita said...

I'd love a chance for the sampler one on the right. I love them all.

Thanks!

RD

ldepalatis at earthlink dot net

Mary said...

Add my name to the "I want to win list" I know what you mean about giving things away. I gave one of my daughters a beautiful large old wooden bowl, that I loved. I just got tired of trying to find a place for it , i have other bowls for center of table, it just ended stuck under something else. It deserved pride of place and now it does, along with the other treenware charger I gave to her.

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Connie Moser said...

I look forward to reading your posts every night. Love your pears and would be thrilled to win one. Hope you have a great weekend. Connie

Kay said...

Thank you for a lovely giveaway. I agree, the D day commemorations have been very moving. The pears are just delightful. x

nick lemme said...

Me please!!!!

Thank you Marley!

Terry A

MoonBeam said...

Luv all your pears and, of course, haven't stitched one yet. Would luv to win one. Thanks.

Bobbi

Karen said...

The pears are all beautiful! Please add my name.

Anonymous said...

Good day! Please include me in your love-a-pear dwg. Found your blog through Notforgottenfarm and am touched by your love of the kitties and your humor is a stitch! Thanks! Debbie in IL

Anonymous said...

Good day! Please include me in your love-a-pear dwg. Found your blog through Notforgottenfarm and am touched by your love of the kitties and your humor is a stitch! Thanks! Debbie in IL

sharong said...

I love all the pears and it would be hard to pick just one. Sharon

Lori said...

Thank you for a wonderful choice, Marley. I would love to be entered again/
Lori Estey

usagypsy said...

Would love for another chance to be a happy pear owner. You do beautiful work! So kind of you to share with us.

Connie said...

I would love to win one of your pears. All your work is great. Thanks for so generously sharing.
Connie L

Nancy said...


I'm so glad your in a giving mood. I love the Pears. I think I have most of the patterns but I will need more hours in a day and more months in a year to get everything done. Thanks, for the giveaway. Nancy P.

Dede said...

Would love to win your pair! Dd in KS

Bridget said...

I would love to win! Count me in!

Anonymous said...

Well I'm certainly still interested! Thank you so much for another opportunity! Wishing you many birthday blessing!
Linda F in DeBary

Olivia said...

I'd like to 'pick a pear.' :-) Olivia

Ellen said...

Thank you, I would love to pick a pear! Love them all!

Hugs,

eugenie said...

it's just so nice of you to give us that chance.
they all are gorgeous and I would be delighted to win one of these pears...
Thanks again.
Eugenie

eugenie said...

it's just so nice of you to give us that chance.
they all are gorgeous and I would be delighted to win one of these pears...
Thanks again.
Eugenie

Jimmie said...

I love all the pears. Thanks for the chance to win one of them.

Diane in North Carolina

Anonymous said...

Hello Marly: Please add my name in your pear drawing. The photo is beautiful. They're all perfect! Great post and Happy Flag Day!
CJH in Okla.

JR Bush said...

Don't know what happened to my first
entry but I will try again. I would LOVE
to have any one of the pears. Thanks
for the chance. Julia

Anonymous said...

I can never have enough smalls around my house, so yes, I'd love to give one of your pears a home!! Margaret K from Iowa

jhm said...

I'll try again for a prize. Seems as if I never win anything but I am optimistic.

A veteran.

JHM
http://needleworkerssamplings.blogspot.com/

Simple Pleasure said...

Marly
Thanks for the giveaway...I'd love to care for one os your pears!
Busy Hands...Happy Heart
Patricia

Anonymous said...

Love your blog.. Count me in, love the pears. Janice C.

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