The Old Tattered Flag

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Happy Place Giveaway!! .....and some business...

Well, first let me get the business out of the way.  My facebook account was hacked.....I think.  For some reason some people on my email distro list received up to 4 emails yesterday from me asking for them to "like" me.  I DID NOT initiate this, so I had to change my password just to be on the safe side.  I do not pester people on my email list.  When I was setting up my facebook account I believe it accessed my email list to ask people to "like" me, but as far as I know that is the only time it ever has, and I wouldn't want to keep doing that.  I only send out emails for my newsletter or for special sales or giveaways.  So, if you are on my email list and get something fishy, just delete it.

Speaking of giveaways......we are giving away the hooked flower pin cushion, scissors and 3 rolls of valdani you see below.  All you have to do is reply with the answer to this question: "Where is my happy place".  You have to answer or you won't be signed up for the prize.  You can answer here, through an email to me, theoldtatteredflag@yahoo.com or on facebook.

My happy place is here in my studio.  Sometimes I play music loud, sometimes I just sit with no noise at all.  It just calms me, I can feel my stress level reducing by the second.   My husband laughs at me when I say "going out to my happy place".  So, think about where yours is and let us know.  Remember that your answer will be seen by all, so "keep it clean", (although that could be interesting), LOL!
Have a great day everyone and sorry if you received those emails!
Until next time.....

"My Happy Place" question giveaway prize

32 comments:

  1. Oh my happy place is not just a place it's the things around it that make it my happy place. Sitting in my nice leather chair my husband bought me for hooking, a frame in my lap, worship music playing, a cup of coffee, watching the birds while hooking.

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  2. My Happy Place is getting a much needed face lift so it isn't so Happy right now...next week though (when it's finished) my SEWING ROOM will be making me giddy with happiness!! Thanks for the chance!
    Paulette

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  3. Happy place is in my quilt room either working on a quilt or hooked rug. 2nd happy place is late in the evening, feet up watching a program while either hand quilting or hooking. Would love to be the chosen one for your giveaway!

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  4. My happy place is our cabin in Northwestern Wisconsin. It is so peaceful there-the perfect place to rug hook. Cindy Schumann

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  5. My happy place is our cabin in Northwestern Wisconsin. The perfect, peaceful place to rug hook.

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  6. Hey sorry bout the mess you are going through. Your happy place is your studio and so is mine. I find peace and a resting place for my busy brain. Then I can create,. Bat wishes with the new website,

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  7. I think we all have much in common. My happy place is my hooking room, sitting on the couch hooking with Ellie nearby. I sit in total quiet ~ not even the radio. Very calming for me.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    Pug hugs :)
    Lauren

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  8. My Yahoo email account was hacked last week too! It is a real pain but not much we can do about it I guess! Just wish the hackers would get a life!

    What a lovely giveaway! My happy place is with needle and thread in my hand! I find it sooooooo relaxing as well! I can be in my basement where I'm suppose to work or in the family room with the back door open listening to the birds chirp as I stitch!

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  9. My sewing room, of course, but also being in nature always refreshes me!

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  10. My happy place is in my livingroom, sitting in my dads chair. I hook, sew, knit, crotchet, cross stitch, play on computer, and have a snack in this chair. I keep track of baxters antics (yours too)!!!! Tthere are lots of family pics around, which make me happy. Love you both, Carol Swift :)

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  11. Got to love hackers, yes?~ NOT!!!!! Your prize is so Americana
    and patriotic. I adore it...My happy place is in the stillness of
    a late night or early morning, when everyone in our family is asleep.
    Then, I can be in my comfy chair, reading a book.
    Many thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  12. Sorry about the hackers---they need a life. My happy place is anywhere I am with family and special friends. My second happy place is my sewing room, either piecing a quilt or hooking a new rug. Love the give away, thanks for the chance.

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  13. My 'Happy Place' is also in my studio - either dead quiet or blasting music - just like you! I don't have a TV in there so I get a lot done!

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    1. You can always tell my mood by my musical choices!!!

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  14. My happy place is my front porch.

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  15. My happy place is anywhere my family is...

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  16. My 'Happy Place' is working quitely in my own little world...LOL...but on the other hand I really enjoy my every Monday night sewing group get togethers. Sometimes it late when we all leave as we have so much to say... Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

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  17. Reading all your comments has made me very happy!

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  18. My happy place is being on my back porch with a hand-sewing project in my hands. Enjoying nature is nearly as satisfying as creating a hand project.

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  19. My happy place is my quilting room now also rug hooking room. Of course, I call my home my sanctuary and if you are invited there you are indeed special. So really, my home is my happy place...

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  20. My cubby is my happy place! It has a double chair so my little dog can curl up next to me while I hook. There's a bookcase with all my hooking books,2 trunks filled with wool, and room for my projects all around me! Who could want more!
    Pat tourigny

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  21. Julie,
    My happy place is sitting in my new backyard and enjoying all the sights around. I sit on a concrete paver pad under my oak, maple and pine trees. For the first time since I sold my farm and moved into the city, I now have a backyard with high privacy fence on three sides. Directly out the back is a waist high lattice fence which gives me a beautiful view of the conservation area. With Piper curled up on the cool pavers, I have been known to hook a few loops - sometimes from one of the kits I bought from you.
    trisha

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    1. Our army friends all look at us like we have two heads because we prefer to live in the boonies with no one around. We just enjoy peace, quiet and nature. There's nothing wrong with that right?

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  22. My happy place would be siiting under the old shade trees at grandma's farmhouse,sipping ice cold sweet tea and chatting the afternoon away.Warm Blessings!~Amy

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  23. Just figured out how to post. I am lucky to live close to Julie and her mom's (Carol?) studio. Two friends and I visited her today and told her our happy places. My happy place is our swing watching the grandkids play in the pool.

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  24. My Happy place is on my back porch, on my swing. When we have a gathering it is the most favorite seat on the porch. When one person gets up there is always another waiting to swing. It is also my favorite place to rug hook, punch needle or read my favorite rug hooking magazine during the summer months.

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  25. My happy place was hooking day at The old tattered flag, planing a new project, touching the newest wool. Sitting with old and new friends sharing life stories.
    Annette

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    1. Awwwwww, you'll make me cry Annette! Those were good times.........

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  26. Of course my sewing/hooking room is a happy place for me, like many of us. But I think my happiest place is in my yellowkayak, in the middle of a lake reading book or checking out the scenery. But all of this happiness is secondary to spending time with my family, especially my 2 yr old granddaugther, Miss Sydney. She makes any place the happiest of all!
    Ellen

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  27. Well, I'm not sure if you saw my "Embarrassing vacation photo's" post. I love kayaking too, but on our last venture my husband fell while getting out of his and pulled me down with him in a very cold Lake Champlain. So normally I would agree with you, it is very peaceful and serene out on the water, but that day was a tad different. Of course he got the worst of it, fell right on a rock and had a BLACK and blue bruise for quite awhile, in fact he might still have it!! Thanks for posting!

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Thank you very much for taking the time to read my blog. I am married and just entering the second phase of my life as a Army retiree's wife. My husband and I did 25+ years in the Army. He is now officially a retired Colonel and has just entered the civilian workforce and I am happily settled in our 1830 Stone house. I (along with my Mom) operate www.theoldtatteredflag and currently we are building a small shop in the back part of the house. We live in Northern NY, right near the Canadian border. I have two handsome sons and 2 puggles. Life is busy for us, but I wouldn't have it any other way.