Tuesday, April 21, 2009

An Amish Coloring Book Giveaway! A DRAWING!

I brought something back with me (to share with a lucky blog reader) last time I ventured north and went to the Amish store, Pioneer General. I thought my blog readers might enter the drawing to win the coloring book and a new box of crayons for their child or children....but then...




I opened up the new box full of possibilities, sniffed very deeply...and decided that perhaps an ADULT reader of my blog may want the crayons and coloring book for themselves! (I am always a sucker for a new box of crayons...never have outgrown that, and coloring is just plain fun and relaxing!) And then...




When I opened up the Amish coloring book to look at the hand-drawn pictures to be able to show you a few of them, I knew for sure that the grown-ups would definitely want to color in this book, too. And perhaps even trace a few of the pictures (like the wringer washer, above!) onto a flour sack towel to embroider as many of the drawings would be so cute on an old-fashioned dishtowel!





And then when I saw this page, it was all I could do to NOT sit right down and color this garden during a spring rain....too sweet! You will not see any "images" of the Amish people themselves in this book. That goes against their teaching, so most of it is scenes from an Amish point of view: from around their farm. **Edited to add: these pages are heavy white bond paper instead of the low-quality manila paper you're used to in a coloring book.

I can always go back and get myself one of these another day but I want all of you who love to color, or who would like this for their little one to enter this drawing...and there is even more cuteness and a whole bunch of farm animals and more in the pages of this sweet coloring book. Send your friends over, too!


DRAWING WILL BE Thursday, APRIL 30TH!
(I can't be the only one at age 47 who likes to sit down and color every now and then, right? Who can open a fresh box of Crayons without thinking of that first day of school long ago in elementary school when a fresh and crisp package of crayons sat on your school desk with a new Dick & Jane workbook on top of which sat the Dick & Jane reader?)

35 comments:

Elyse said...

i would love to enter your giveaway. i love amish country and haven't been in years. did you have any shoefly pie? yum!

xo

Farmgirl Cyn said...

Girl, you KNOW I want to be counted in! I love the drawings!!!

Donnie said...

Please include me in your giveaway. I love to color with my 3 grandkids and I can tell them about our last trip to Amish Country. A beautiful place with beautiful people.

Donna said...

I love it! And I don't have children, ROFL! Yes, I adore crayons. Each time I see one, I am transported back to those sweet days of childhood. And the drawings would be great for making stitcheries!

Yes, yes, please count me in on your drawing! Thank you so much!

Sue said...

Joni,
I would love to enter your drawing, but I feel guilty. I haven't passed on the last one! I haven't forgotten...just haven't sat down to do it yet. :(

You are right...some of those images would look great embroidered on a tea towel! And yes...I just bought a new box of crayons a couple months ago. And I am 56! LOL Love the way they smell! My favorite color is periwinkle...and sea foam green.

Mary Stump said...

My 7-year old granddaughter is horse and farm crazy and has been since she was two-years old. She wants to be a large animal vet! Both parents are in law enforcement so she spends a great deal of time with me (I am more mother than grandmother because of it-cool!) We could continue to color as well as learn to embroider! She would love the coloring book and so would I!!! Count me in.

Vicki's Bit-o-earth said...

Can I join in the giveaway? My dad's family was Amish from Ohio, but my gg grandfather left for reasons I'm not quite sure. Still, I love learning about my family history... and often realize that some of those Amish ways have been passed on in the family, even though not raised in it. (: Vicki

Elizabeth-Plain and Simple said...

This 48 year old still enjoys using coloring books and fresh crayons. In fact, I have alot of coloring books that I share with my niece. We both enjoy coloring together. I would love to add an Amish coloring book to my collection. Thank you for sharing.

Blessings,
Elizabeth

Eclectic Pink Rose said...

What fun!! (and I usually color outside the lines) lol!!! We had an Amish bakery, and I love going there, they had so many neat things and the bakery goodies were to die for!
♥ Teresa

Raggedy Girl said...

What a wonderful Give-A-Way. I love the coloring book, Oh my heart. You are such a sweetie!

Roberta Anne, the Raggedy Girl

Donna said...

MeToooo! And I remember...paste...Hahaaa...hughugs

Erin said...

Love it. Please enter me.

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

Oh I sooooo agree! I love that smell too :) I can smell it now :)

What a FABULOUS book, you are so right, the images are so vintage sweet!! I've been to Lancaster Pa, and just adore it there!!

Count me in sweetie!! Hugs, Cynthia

Judy said...

I love this giveaway, I think the coloring book would make some fun squares for a quilt. Love your blog!
Judy

JessieHope said...

I LOVE to color too!!!!

Patti said...

I love, love the idea of embroidering some of the images, especially the washer! Put my name in the hat too. Thanks.

PS I love new crayons and every fall I buy myself a box when the school supplies are cheap!


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Patty said...

I have been reading your blog for awhile and I love it but this is my first comment. This post brought a smile to me! I have always loved to color and I, too, like to smell new crayons. :) I would love to win this coloring book!

Have a great day!
Blessings,
Patty

mindy said...

sounds fabulous thanks for the giveaway

cdziuba said...

I would love to win. We go to Amish country every few years, and now we will take our granddaughter this year.

paula h said...

We saw several Amish and Amish farmer when traveling through southern Missouri over Christmas. My kids are fascinated by them.

Marydon said...

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TTFN ~ Marydon

liane66 said...

Cute!
V

adsgram said...

I am a 59 yr old Grammie who has her own box of Crayolas, and I initial and date every picture I color...LOL! I would love to be entered into your drawing! Thanks...

Lynne

dlynne172@yahoo.com

cstironkat said...

I love to color. I'm 45 and I print off the online coloring pages and then put them in my husband's lunch with cute notes on them. He gets a kick out of the love notes in his lunch box.

wendy said...

I love to color...and I love the inner child within me that allows me to say that so simply.

madamerkf at aol dot col

Belinda said...

I admit that I have a coloring book and a box of scented crayons stashed in my file cabinet at the office. Just for me . . . for fun and relaxation.
I would love to share this with a child though.
Thanks!
1bmore @ gmail . com

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

love the smell of fresh crayons but wopuld share with the kids- and yes the idea for towels is neat

kathy55439 said...

The boys I watch love new crayons so much..... My sisters and I color half way to Alkasa and back in high school. We drove from MI to Alaska and back in 18 days It was a lot of fun

Lisa said...

That's such a cool looking coloring book. Please enter me.

samf36 said...

This looks so much fun. I would love to win.

Leslie S. said...

I am 30 and love to sit down and color with my kids.I also like learning about the Amish and thier ways of life.Thanks!

Kristen said...

I would like to enter your giveaway.

Thanks,
Kristen


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Crazy is only the beginning... said...

Me too, Me too, enter me please !

ellie said...

I have never lost my love for coloring. And I'm 44. Now I have a good excuse, two little grandsons who love to color also.

Farm Chick Paula said...

Oh my- I LOVE to color, too!
I thought I was the only 39 year old who loved coloring books...
You've made me feel a lot better, Joni! LOL
And I would have had a hard time NOT coloring that page you were talking about, too...
Tell you what- if I win, I'll let you color that page! LOL