Sunday, September 2, 2012

It's all in The Name and my celebration giveaway

I am participating in a challenge post with 
what a Wonderful idea Karen 
if there is one thing I love to do is to get to know the Bloggers I follow
I love visiting blogs, sometimes you feel like you are walking into someone else's home
sitting down and having a chat, So much Inspiration, So many wonderful things to share
Blogging has certainly become one of my favorite past times

So my Answers to Karen's Questions
I started my Blog August 17th of 2009

At first I was lost and not sure just what to do, until I visited other blogs and begin to learn
so much more then I thought I could ever do. I Still seem to learn something new almost every day
And I am sure I could improve on my writing skills but hey
I am just being myself, sometimes I manage to bore myself so I thank you for sticking 
with me through the boring posts LOL

The Name of my Blog.........well I kicked that idea around for awhile
I had not been on line for so long, and I had been really missing
my Store I had in Texas, our move back from Texas and closing my store was
Not something I wanted to do, so I opted to keep my store name and to 
use it, since I finally had the chance to get back online again
Being that I wanted to get back into selling online and was not sure 
where to sell at or just what I was going to do, I thought I would just 
make my start using the name I would be known by

The Rusty Thimble
A Name my hubby gave me, since I was always looking for or asking 
him to bring home anything Rusty he would find
I mean some gals like shiny stuff me I prefer RUST!!!

So be sure to jump on over to Karen's post
and join in on the fun

And Yes today is the Anniversary day of my Etsy Shop
so in celebrating I am having a giveaway this month

A Gingerbread Giveaway
Ends Sept the 30th with a winner announced on Oct the 1st
one winner will get a Ginger bread on a Grater 1st picture
A Gingerbread boy center picture
And A gingerbread ornament third picture

To Enter all you have to do is number one but you can opt to 
do more to get more chances

1. Follow this blog new followers are always welcome and 
greatly appreciated

2. Share this on your blog sidebar

3. Share this post on your facebook wall

remember to leave info to contact you if your email is not enabled
and I will also ship worldwide so sign up today

Thank you everyone who has followed and became
wonderful friends in the 3 years I have been online
The Rusty Thimble


  1. I have enjoyed reading everyone's blog challenge. This is a good idea. It was neat reading your very first post. What fun

  2. Love your name...the Rusty Thimble, just so cute. I love reading how everyone got their names.
    I am a follower and I love your things. Please enter me in your giveaway. I will post on my sidebar and share your link on my FB page. Happy Etsy Anniversary.
    Be blessed,

  3. I love your name too ^_^.
    Please, enter me in your giveaway, I shared it on my blog sidebar ( and I shared your post.
    A big hug


  4. Hi, I love this
    Shared on facebook
    posted to sidebar
    and commented above

  5. I too love my blog and have met so many wonderful people.
    congrats on the annivesary of your etsy shop.

  6. Happy Anniversary!!!!!!!!! i would love to be entered in your give away. i,m gonna post on facebook. denise[]

  7. Mornin' Brenda!!
    I'm in on this one!! Got you on my sidebar amn you know I'm a follower! Will post this on FB and give it a Tweet, too!! I Love Gingers!!

  8. Brenda,

    You are never boring! It was so much fun to know the story behind the name. I have enjoyed talking with you and reading your posts! I like that people write from their heart. That is how you hear their "voice". I agree with you- it is like sitting down in someone's home for a chat. I am usually drinking coffee, so yes, very much like that! You are such a generous person. You celebrate your milestones by giving to others. I love your work! Right now, I am looking at my black sheepy, thinking of a dear friend! I would love to be entered in your giveaway. I am happy to share this information with others! Have a wonderful day!


  9. Hi Brenda

    Thank you for sharing this story! And your writing style? I love it. It's what makes you YOU. When I read your blog, I get the feeling you're talking to me in person, or that you're sitting next to me on the couch, allthough we're literally an ocean apart! ;-)


  10. I'm glad you kept Rusty really is unique and perfect for your beautiful creations! Happy Anniversary...and wishing you many more fun years ahead! Hugs!

  11. I love your blog name.
    Just perfect.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Please enter me in your giveaway.
    I love the Ginger!!

  12. I love your blog name!
    I use to collect thimbles.
    They were not rusty though. :(
    Have a great day!

  13. The Rusty Thimble is a great name, and such a cute way of coming by it!
    Please enter me in your giveaway!
    Thanks, Tina

  14. Adorable Brenda!

    Please enter me I am a stalker, er, I mean follower of your blog.

    I will be posting on my sidebar too.

    Hugs and happy Labour Day,

  15. Hi Brenda! I love your blog name, to me you are a "celebrity" in the prim blog world, everyone knows the The Rusty Thimble!

    Thank you for another awesome giveaway! I follow your blog, I posted to my sidebar and shared on Facebook.

    Blessings, Jessica

  16. I follow via GFC as M.j...ciao4now64 at yahoo dot com.

  17. I shared here..... at yahoo dot com.

  18. Loving this challange Karen posted.I hope I get a chance to join in...Count me in on your gingerboy giveaway.Hugs!~Amy

  19. I follow you! Thanks,

  20. Congrats on your Anniversary, Brenda. Please count me in on your gingerbread man giveaway. They are among some of my favorite Christmas things.

    I will post your giveaway on my sidebar.


  21. Oh I am a new followe.... kwavon4you and I shared on my facebook page- love your stuff- Kelly woods

  22. Happy Labour Day Branda, congrats to on your blogaversary. Love your name to,please enter me in your sweet gingerbread giveaway, will also post on sidebar. Blessings Francine.

  23. Happy Etsy Shop Anniversary!! And 3 years blogging, that's awesome & so are all your shows, look at all your followers! The Rusty Thimble is a wonderful name, your hubby picked a good one there:)
    I would love to be entered into your giveaway, love gingerbread!! I will also post to my sidebar. Hope you had a great Labor Day Weekend:)

  24. What a wonderful story Brenda. I know you miss your store. Sometimes a name becomes part of your identity doesn't it. I am glad you used it for your blog. I am so happy you are part of this blogging community. I have learned lots from you and have so enjoyed being your friend. -Steph-

  25. Brenda, you're right, it's a fun way to learn a bit more about our bloggy friends. I'm already following, and I will post this on my giveaway page and face book page this afternoon when I get home! Thanks for the opportunity for a chance :)

  26. Very appropriate name! I have enjoyed hearing about everyone's name choice.I would love to be entered in your giveaway. Happy anniversary on your etsy shop. Blessings~Sara

  27. BTW - love your blog name - very fitting! Posted on face book and my giveaway page.

  28. Brenda, I enjoyed the story behind your blog name. Thanks for sharing.

  29. I am a new GFC Follower (missreneer)
    Thanks for the wonderful giveaway and Happy Anniversary.

    fattybumpkins at yahoo dot com

  30. This is so perfect! I'd love to be entered. I'm a follower and will be adding this to my sidebar!

  31. I'm a follower! I don't have a blog, but can I pin your giveaway on my pinterest?? Happy anniversary!

  32. posted on my blog also....its adorable,,,Momma B and also following your blog

  33. Would Love to be entered in your Giveaway!
    *I am a Follower.
    *I posted on my sidebar of my Blog.
    *I'm off to share on Facebook.

  34. Brenda: Please enter me in. I'm a follower, have info on my blog sidebar,thanks! Laura

  35. I would love to be included in the draw for one of your gingerbread prims. I am a follower.

    Hugs Janine.

  36. Hi Brenda,
    Playing catch up again!!
    Love your gingers!
    Count me in!
    I am a follower.
    I put this on my side bar.
    I will tweet and FB.
    Thanks for the great giveaway and happy anniversary!

  37. Hi you already know..I love your things. So please would you mind adding me to your giveaway! Katie

  38. Congrats on your anniversary Brenda!
    I love blogging and reading everyone else's blogs! Please enter me in your giveaway. Love those Gingerbread!
    I am a follower
    I posted it on my sidebar
    I shared it on my Facebook wall
    Thanks for such a great giveaway. Headed to read the challenges, Valerie

  39. I was a follower and now follow a new way.
    Will share on facebook.

  40. Congratulations on another year!

  41. Hi Brenda,
    Life has been so crazy lately, I almost missed out on your wonderful giveaway.
    Sorry 'bout that.

    I would love to be entered.
    I have posted on my sidebar.
    Heading over to FB to post it right now.

    I loved reading the story behind your name.

  42. I am a follower! and I love everything you make. I really really like the candy corn. Might have to order those. Thanks for the giveaway.

  43. Yikes....almost missed this....I remember reading this post, but must have gotten interrupted and never commented or followed up.....So very sorry.....Have posted on my sidebar (better late than never???) and you know I'm a follower.....Sometimes a wayward one, but a loyal one nonetheless.... ;o) Happy, happy, Anniversary!!! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  44. YIKES! I almost missed this... I am so far behind in blog land I will never catch up, but plz enter me!!! OLM

  45. What a fun story. It's nice getting to know you better. I love anything rusty too:) Please enter me into your drawing. Can't pass up the chance for your wonderuful Christmas things. I will share on my blog. -Steph-

  46. Congrats on your anniversary! What fun to read about your blog name...thanks for sharing.
    I'd love to be included in your giveaway.
    I'm a faithful follower as you know.
    I'll post on my sidebar and
    I'll post on my RW FB page.
    Thanks Brenda!

  47. Congratulations the name. Please enter me into the giveaway.

  48. Congratulations the name. Please enter me into the giveaway.

  49. I follow via gfc as M.j....ciao4now64 at yahoo dot com.

  50. I shared the giveaway on my fb wall....ciao4now64 at yahoo dot com....mary fanara coleman

  51. Oh Brenda... please sign me up!

    Carmen and the Primcats

  52. I've been a follower for a long time and always enjoy reading your posts.

  53. Hi Brenda,
    I am a follower of your blog, which is so inspiring. I would love to be entered in your fabulous giveaway! Blessings,

  54. I am a new follower and how I got from there to here is a long story but the trip was so worth it. I would be delighted to win the "gingers". thank you

  55. I follow your blog and thanks for the giveaway-the reminder of what is yet to come!

  56. I follow your blog (cause I love your creations.:-), but unfortunately I am not blogger so I shared this on ,y FB wall:
    Lubaska (GFC)

  57. Hi Brenda, Please enter me in your wonderful giveaway. I am a follower. Although I have not been able to spend too much time on the computer. Life does have a way of getting in the way. I will share this on face book too!! Thanks for sharing, your work is awesome!!!!

  58. Hi Brenda, Please enter me in your wonderful giveaway. I am a follower. Although I have not been able to spend too much time on the computer. Life does have a way of getting in the way. I will share this on face book too!! Thanks for sharing, your work is awesome!!!!

  59. Hi Brenda, please entere in your wonderful giveaway. I am a follower. And I will post this on face book too. Thanks for sharing. Your work is awesome!!!!!!!

  60. Sorry to enter twice. I got a new phone. A smart phone they call it. I just keep making too many Dumb mistakes. lol.

  61. Hi! I am a follower of

    Thank you for this wonderful giveaway!


  62. Btenda, I have been trying to post you on my face book. It is not working for me. I tried everything. I guess I need more practice with my new phone. Just wanted to let you know.


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