Friday, August 16, 2013

A "Murder Of Crows"...And A Giveaway...


Did you know a gathering of crows is called
"A Murder Of Crows" ?

Crows are intelligent, very social 
and have a tight knit family.
Crows have one life long mate.

Crows use at least 250 different calls.
There are approximately 40+ species.

Crows roost in large numbers to protect themselves.

The term "Murder Of Crows"
reflects a time when groupings of animals 
had colorful / poetic names,
many based on old folk tales.

an "ostentation of peacocks"
a "parliament of owls"
a "knot of frogs or toads"
a "skulk of foxes"
a "charm of finches"
a "rafter of turkeys"
a "shiver of sharks"
a "smack of jellyfish"





Punch Needle Pattern

I have completed my handsome old crow.
Perfect for the Autumn season, don't you think ?

This Punch Needle Pattern design
measures approximately 6.5 in. x 8.25 in.
(16.51cm x 21.80cm)

For a chance to win this Pattern,
be a 'follower' of my blog 
and leave a comment on this post. ;)
I'll pick a winner on Wednesday, August 21.


Enjoy these last few weeks of summer...
Rose

~ A winner has been chosen ~
Congratulations to "Bonnie58" !




38 comments:

  1. I love the Crow pattern Rose. Would love a chance to win! I'm just waiting on Fall to arrive.

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  2. found all your info on crows to be very interesting. Love your pattern and would love a chance to win.

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  3. I love crows. If I were to open a shop of any kind, I will call it Three Crows because there are ALWAYS 3 crows. I love this pattern. I would love to own it, whether win or purchase. I love the shading you achieved in the crow.

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  4. You have a very nice blog. Actually, your blog is the first one that I have found with needlepunch. Have used the Valdani thread and would like to try yarn also. Any suggestions on what to use?

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  5. Since my last name is Crowe, we have always laughed about every time we get together its a murder! Didn't know the other though. Thanks. Your rug is gorgeous.

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  6. I'm in Australia & have just bought some beautiful Valdani perle 12. The colours are lovely. I follow your blog by email. Thanks for the chance to win the great crow pattern I love it. lyn.robyn.smith@gmail.com

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  7. I would love a chance to win your pattern, Rose...crows are a favorite with me. They are fascinating and very intelligent. Great giveaway!!

    Hugs, Linda

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  8. He is very handsome. Great pattern and great finish. The colors really make him pop.

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  9. I love the piece you punched. I would love to make one. You are quite talented.

    Kathy

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  10. I really love crows. They are so smart. Your punched crow is beautiful-love the way you did his body. Awesome!

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  11. I've enjoyed reading your blog for some time never realizing I wasn't a follower. So now that's fixed. Thank you for the opportunity to win your pattern.

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  12. What is it about crows that everyone loves? That includes me. I have several that hang around my house. I love their noisy cawing. Nice pattern and beautiful work!

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  13. He really is a fine old crow! Looks like he's scouring the area for something shiny!

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  14. I have just started following your blog. I was so excited to find it, especially since you periodically post on needle punching. I enjoy reading about your projects. I would love to win your pattern.

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  15. I totally love this pattern and it is perfect for fall. I am a fairly new follower. ( I had to check.) :) So I would love to be entered in your giveaway. I am glad you reminded me of that word a murder of crows. Sort of chilling in a way. I love crows and I love fall. Thank you,

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  16. I LOVE crows - have a whole Pinterest board dedicated to them! LOL We've had quite a few murders in our neighborhood lately -of the crow variety. Your new pattern is great - would be fun to punch it up! I'm a follower (of course)

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  17. Very interesting crow, and other animal info. I love crows also. The new pattern is so pretty. I am a follower. Please enter me in your giveaway. Thank you :)

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  18. Your crow is beautiful.....and I love the background and border, too! Thanks for the chance to win the pattern. (I might have to change the word 'fine' to 'mean' and use it as my motto! HA!) And I think the crows around our house have a much smaller vocabulary....they seem to only say the same thing over and over to each other....."The corn is ready! The corn is ready! Come on! Let's get some!" LOL

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  19. Oooh, what a lovely pattern, I have never done punch needle--thanks for the opportunity to win and try it out...Julierose

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  20. Another great post ... very educational. Mr./Mrs./Miss Crow is truly a beauty. I hope the pattern is up for sale in the near future.

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  21. Alright, please throw my name in the pot Rose. Since I'm thinking of trying my hand at punch needle I could use this.

    Thanks a bunch
    Felicia

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  22. What a great pattern...I love all you patterns and your work. Thank you Rose for offering this pattern to win

    Terry

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  23. Hi Rose, I certainly admire your work. You are just a little miracle worker when it comes to wool, beads, and beautiful stitches. I am faithly working on my patterns from you, although I find I am very, very much slower than you at completion. I would love to win your crow pattern. I am just getting into the needle punch. Very nice give-away. Thanks, Gloria

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  24. Hello Rose, I am a NewBee. Thank you for all of your inspiration. I look forward to trying my hand at this with my first project. I think your Crow would make a very nice "First Project"! :)
    Sincerely,
    JD

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  25. Your crow in fine, indeed. I don't know how I got your E-mail leading to this blog, but I'm glad I did. If I win, I'll punch! Thank you. Nancy

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  26. Your crow in fine, indeed. I don't know how I got your E-mail leading to this blog, but I'm glad I did. If I win, I'll punch! Thank you. Nancy

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  27. I would love to have a Rose design as my first punch! Thanks for the opportunity.

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  28. Thanks so much for sharing. I would love to try this pattern. I have never tried punch needle and this looks like a great little project. Here's hoping...

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  29. Thanks for the info about a "murder of crows", etc. Didn't know about all the other animals, interesting. I'm very pleased to find a punch needle site!

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  30. I love your pattern and if I don't win I'll order it! Did you ever see the PBS show(Nova or Nature) about crows? It was very interesting.

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  31. Thank you for offering this! Love crows and your finish is great! ~Roberta

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  32. Love crows, this would also make a great rug hooking pattern.

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  33. A Murder of Crows? I never knew that although I did know that they posessed many different 'calls'.

    I love your punch needle...may be time for me to learn :)

    Thanks for the chance to win a pattern Rose.

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  34. I friend just emailed me about your blog as she though I'd like it and I do indeed. And how fabulous to have found you just as you have a giveaway. I'm a follower now and will be back often.

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  35. I love your crow. It would be a perfect gift for a friend. Thanks for the opportunity to win it.

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  36. Great job on this beautiful crow rug! I've been following you for a few months and am absolutely intrigued with your punch needle work. I'm always looking forward to seeing what you will post next! Thanks for inspiring!

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  37. I had never heard of a murder of crows! I. Just. Love. Your. Pattern. Thanks for a chance to win!

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  38. I love your needlepunch crow design and would love to win the pattern. Please add my name to the many who also wish to be the lucky one.

    Saundra

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So glad to have you here visiting...
would love to hear your thoughts !
Rose