Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Here is the results of my blog giveaway!

http://robin-lifesastitch.blogspot.com/2009/01/and-winner-is.html


Whirl into Winter Giveaway!!


Happy New Year everyone! We are celebrating our New Year in a New Home!!! Now I just wish I could have a New Back for the New Year as my old back is KILLIN' me from this move! LOL


Ok..enough of my moving aches and pains ;) I am participating in the Whirl into Winter Giveaway and here are my rules:


1) Only comments left between Jan 1, 2009 and Jan 15, 2009 will be eligible to win. I will be picking the winner's name on the night of Jan 15, 2009 and posting it to my blog.


2) Anyone who leaves a comment must either post their blog URL OR their email with their comment so that I have a way to contact you if you win! Only 1 entry per person please ;)


3) International contestants are welcome!


4) And here's a little twist to the contest..in your comment, please tell me your favorite remedy for an aching back!



These are the goodies I am giving away to a single winner:

My little friend, Peanut! He may not be exactly this same color , but he will come equipped with a stitch ripper and stork scissors!



I am also giving away a fashion scarf in Winter White, which is knit by me, and a nice assortment of Thimbleberries Fat Quarters!







So good luck to you all, and remember to go visit the main Whirl into Winter website to enter all the blog contests!!





215 comments:

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peggy said...

Woo Hoo....am I the first????
Happy New Year Robin!!!
Lets see, what's my cure for an aching back.....THE YELLOW PAGES!!
I look in the Yellow Pages and get a painter to come in and do 7 rooms you crazy girl!!! I know, I know, you enjoy painting but that's too much for me.....but then again, I'm a little older than you :)

Peggy

quiltma said...

A cure for an aching back. That's easy a good hour long massage.
Sue
quiltma@yahoo.com

Shari said...

Happy Quilty 2009! Peanut is just too too adorable for words! Even if I don't win I hope I can at least get a pattern...
Aching backs are tricky but I have personally seen that acupuncture works for a lot of people! Find a good Chinese doctor who blends East with West...

Shari said...

PS I love your lemon-lime clock!

lani said...

The best back relief is good ole fashion exercise i got a book 100 years ago called the bad back book it is my back bible.....

Mel said...

Nice giveaway!

The best remedy for anything (in my book) is snuggling under a homemade quilt!

Happy New Year

Barb said...

I can come and walk on your back....but wait...I may break your back...so an aching back is better than a broken one.

I love Thimbleberries......everything is wonderful

fivesons4barb@yahoo.com

I am also hosting a giveaway www.bejeweledquilts.blogspot.com come and visit me!!

cindyr said...

I want to win your giveaway.
I use warmed up homemade rice bags to help my backaches.
crangellaw@yahoo.com

Fiesta said...

Like you I too suffer from an aching back. I take naprosen but when I run out I use my faithful electric hot pad. I actually keep it by my quilting chair. It is never out of sight.

Wendy said...

Best thing is to go admire all your hard work accomplished. It will make you smile and somehow the back ache seems worthwhile. A glass of wine and nice massage doesn't hurt though.
Feel better soon. Happy New Year!

Kay said...

Hi and Happy New Year to ALL! Thanks for the chance to win-especially that adorable elephant! I also have back aches-usually take 3 ibuprofen and that helps alot. I also have Joint Ritis for immediate relief! Hugs Kay M. (petking@vcn.com)

Robin said...

Happy New Year!

A long soak and time with a heating pad might help an achy back.

Anya said...

A long hot bubble bath is my remedy. Thanks for the chance to win!

Susan said...

A visit to my chiropractor, followed by a massage is my cure for a sore back. I hope you're feeling better soon!

Llyn said...

A hot bath and a stiff drink ~grin~. Not really..I don't drink, but the bath always helps!

Stephanie Sabbe said...

A massaging husband:) Happy New Year

Living on the Spit said...

Yoga that specializes in back strengthing has been great for me.

Please enter me in your wonderful giveaway.

marchar1321@hotmail.com

Happy New Year.

Marlene

Carlotta said...

Happy New Year!
I got so excited seeing this post. I love elephants, how cute peanut is! I hope I win him, he would be a great addition to our home. Anyway, my husband's back was aching just the other day, and besides a good massage, it helps when I walk on his back. So, if you have a lil person around the house, maybe they can walk up and down your back, slowly and gently, or have someone knead your back with their elbows. Hope this helps like it does my dear hubby.
~Carlotta~

Terri S said...

A good massage is wonderful for an aching back. It's even nicer if you get it from someone you love!!

Sara said...

Cure for an aching back...my favorite cure is to heat up my warmies (as I call them) and put them against my back as I sit and knit or read.

Warmies are squares of fabric filled with uncooked rice and lavender that can be heated in the microwave or cooled in the freezer.

I love that little elephant!!! Oh, I want to win that little elephant!!!

Rebecca said...

GREAT prizes!! I struggle with a bad back (probably because I lift my little ones too much) and manage to use our benefits to get regular massages - there's nothing better than a good massage! I also have a muscle cream that works for an achy day.

CJ said...

A heating pad and a good back rub from a loved one.
Great give away!

Barbara said...

Count me in!
How about a "hot toddy" for your back? :)
Barbara

Jackie said...

Hope you back is feeling better. If not, try and find a hot tub and sit in front on one of the jets!

I'd love to be entered into your contest! Happy New Year!

lisbeth said...

A warm and cosy quilt is the best for a hurting back...

Poerava said...

lots of rest and a good massage.
Hope you feel better soon
Happy New Year

Michelle said...

LOL...I like Peggy's advice! My advice is not original, but a couple advil, lots of rest, and maybe a heating pad to help an aching back. Love my Peanut!! :)

Karen said...

I think soaking in a hot tub reading your favorite quilting magazine would help. I love Peanut!!! I have a student in my class who is obsessed with elephants. Come check out my blog--I am participating also.

Karen in IN
merrylittlequilter.blogspot.com
hillk0306@yahoo.com

Beth said...

cure for an achy back- get your hubby to rub you down! Much better than paying for a massage! Love the giveaway- what a cute little elephant!

Kim said...

Nice prizes. My cure for the achey back is I wear magnetic therapy bracelets. We also have a back pack with magnets in. I have chronic pain from 2 car accidents. The other thing I do is go to the chiropractor, sometimes a lot.
The elephant is really cute.

R.H. said...

Happy New Year! Love the elephant!
For your back and I'm no doctor...I'd sit in a nice warm bath with bubbles, lighted tea lights and if you consume, a small glass of wine! Good luck and hope you will feel better soon.
Rae Ann
http://1czyquiltersniche.blogspot.com/

Walker Lady said...

Heating pad, ibuprophin, and hubby massaging it. Those are the only things that give me any relief!!!
Sherri
sewangelic@sbcglobal.net

Kaye said...

I recommend a good chiropractor and a moist heat pack. Yout give-a-wat is soooo cute. NanaBarto@aol.com

shauna said...

I hate to say it but the best remedy for a sore back is ice! Advil and ice 3 times a day. I am currently having the same problem because of a little snow shoveling workout. The chiropractor broke my heart when he said no heat but that ice is good. Oh well, I'll use the heating pad at my feet while I'm freezing my back.

Sue Cahill said...

What a lovely giveaway!
I lived with bad back pain for 2 years and finally surgery did the trick for me but a heating pad was most helpful to get through the bad days.

Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

Cris A said...

I have to admit I've never suffered from back pain per say but a sore back from working too hard is easily fixed witha glass of wine, a good book, and a long soak in the tub!

dolls123 said...

Whiskey & a long nap

luckydolls123[at]verizon[dot]net

VickiT said...

Oh how cute is that little elephant. I LOVE that little guy. He is adorable. I'd love to win him for sure and the scarf is very pretty.

Congratulations on the new home. How exciting for you. Hopefully that back will stop hurting soon so you can enjoy your new home.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh I adore Peanut! Dave my masseuse keeps my back in shape.

Great giveaway! Mine starts on Friday so please stop by.

I hope that the new year holds many wonderful possibilities for you.

Gene Black said...

I love Peanut. When my back aches I
a. see the chiropractor
OR
b. put some BioFreeze on it
OR
c. Heat a pad and lay on it on the floor with my feet in a chair

http:///artbygene.blogspot.com
ebandit AT hotmail Dot com

simple country living! said...

A good ole soak in a hot tub & then a rice pack on the sore area should do it!
Thanks for entering me in your giveaway!
Aloha!

Annette said...

For a backache I usually lie on a moderately warm heating pad and try to sleep it off. A muscle relaxer is a big help too. That is an adorable little elephant you made.

Ginger said...

A cure for an aching back is moderate exercise :)

Thanks for entering me in your giveaway
maumauisginger (at) gmail (dot) com

Needled Mom said...

Oh, you poor soul, starting out 2009 with an ache in your back. I say try a warm bath (whirlpool if available) and a good glass of wine.

I love the little elephant. It is such a cute idea. Thanks for participating.

Tonya's Sewing Room said...

An aching back......sit against a heating pad for an hour. Then slide into a nice hot bath. Works for me. Thanks so much for a chance to win. www.tonyassewingroom.blogspot.com or tonyahmay@aol.com

Renee G said...

I love curling up with a hot water bottle and a couple of ibuprophen.

rsgrandinetti(at)yahoo(dot)com

Shawnee said...

Your sewing elephant is TOO CUTE!!


Shawnee from Sassy Flirty Apron Swap and Shawnee's Tangled Tales

Tudy said...

My remedy is to put heat on it and if you have a back support belt(which most drug stores carry) use it and take it easy for a day or 2.

tcook43@gmail.com

grandmarockton said...

the little heat pads ALWAYS help, would love to WIN the little guy!

Lynn Osborne said...

So, so cute! Thanks for the chance to win. My cures are a massage and a hot rice bag! lynnosborne[at]verizon[dot]net

debbie said...

Peanut is adorable!!!
Ice not heat! lol
The best remedy for back ache is percocet! lol Yeah, i have a bad back. Physical therapy helps too...
Two things i learned from PT is remember good posture and place a small pillow behind your back when sitting to keep your back straight.

Pat said...

I love Peanut. So cute. Happy New Year.

Carol said...

When my back aches, I get my husband to give me a back rub, take advil, and take a rest.
libertythreads@charter.net

Debi said...

My favorite remedy for an aching back is my inversion table...it does wonders. I love your giveaway prizes and thanks for joining us.

cpullum said...

Right now my back is aching and I have tried cremes medicine and nothing seems to work.
Carla
cpullum(at)yahoo(dot)com

Lovie Ball said...

Cure: hot tub and your drink of choice. Not sure which works better, so I do both. Happy New Year. Please enter me in your giveaway.
http://loviesquiltsandlife.blogspot.com/

Tina said...

Oh! my aching back, I get a good rub down with biofreeze from DH. Your elephant is way too cute.

Lydia said...

Oh, like Tina said -- Biofreeze is great stuff! But my absolute best treatment for an aching back would be a soak in a hot tub -- not bathtub here, but you know, an actual hot tub, with jets. Works for me every time! I adore Peanut (love the green!), the scarf, and Thimbleberries fabrics. Awesome stuff! Lydia
(thepoch [at] aol [dot] com)

Pinky said...

Oh, I love the elephant! Very cute and the scarf looks so very soft. My husband has a terrible back, we were just talking about it. His advice is stretch, stretch, and more stretching. He puts his hands on the counter and arches his back backwards as far as he can. He does this every day and hasn't been down on his back for about a year now. He has developed callouses on the heels of his hands he does it so much. But I really believe it has kept him away from a surgery. Sorry so long...back pain is the worst. Karleen rtnkt@charter.net

Kritta22 said...

Kritta22@hotmail.com

Our doctor says hot and cold...hot pad for 20 minutes...break...ice pack for 20 mintues. repeat every two hours.

bluebird-lyn said...

Hi Robin, love to be in the draw for your giveaway. Sore back, some stretches in a warm shower.Regards Lyn

Sue said...

What a georgeous elephant.
I find when my back goes out the best thing is to keep walking and no (or very little sitting). I walk around and around the house and it seems to help.
Sue
chilman@ozemail.com.au

BrineS said...

For an aching back...hot bubble bath, candles, some Michael Buble playing softly in your CD player, so soothing!

Happy New Year from Australia!
Deborah @ Comfort Joy Designs
comfortjoydesigns.blogspot.com
comfortjoydesigns{AT}gmail{DOT}com

Brooke said...

I'm sorry for your back! Back pain is no fun! Just take a real warm bath and just relax and take it extra easy!

Thank you so much for the chance hun and take care of yourself!

Brooke

Karen S said...

My favorite remedy for a sore back - have hubby do the work! But seriously, a hot, hot bath and lots of rest works for me. Thanks!

Kathy said...

My best remedy for back troubles is yoga. Thanks for the great giveaway!

wedgeford(at)hotmail(dot)com

Joy said...

Oh I think I'm in love!!! Peanut is just adorable, I'd just love to win him!!!
Hmmm, as for your back ... I like to lie in a nice hot bath, I find it very soothing.
Hope it's feeling better soon ...
Hugs,
Joy :o)

SRK Quilts said...

What you need my dear girl is one of my special, put in the microwave, heating pads. They are so nice on back aches and any other aches. I love your elephant, he's so cute!

hetty said...

Happy New Year! Sorry to hear about your back. Maybe a nice hot bath, some time spent with a heating pad or some kind of muscle relaxant/painkiller would help. If that fails, go get a massage! Thanks for entering me in your giveaway.

Grateful Gramma said...

Cute! Please enter my name. Thanks!

Pat said...

I'm like many others....the heating pad under me and a nice quilt on top of me. That usually does the trick, although, if it's really bad, I have to take some kind of backache pill before I snuggle with those two items I just mentioned. NICE prize package...please enter me in your drawing. AND...I hope you visited my blog for my giveaway, too.

Terry said...

Great giveaway! Thanks so much! :0)
For an aching back, I usually try a heating pad. Sometimes it helps, sometimes not.

Karen said...

What a great giveaway! For a sore back, take a nice bubblebath then snuggle under a quilt and read a good book! Please visit my blog
www.pieces-and-plenty.blogspot.com/
Best wishes!

Celeste said...

For an aching back?

I'd say pop an Aleve or 2! lol

contact me at:
celeste@mail4me.com

3anklebiters said...

Peanut is so cute! Good to hear you are getting settled into your new place.

An aching back? I'd pop some OTC pain killers and go shopping at my LQS to take my mind off it.

kate_stine@yahoo.com

Idaho Quilter said...

An aching back is best dealt with by getting a good back rub. Love your little Peanut guy.

Tsoniki Crazy Bull said...

Happy New year! My cure is either a heating pad or pillows rolled up so they are harder and laying against them. I am also a big fan of lots and lots of stretching! I have back problems too so the stretching every day works for me!

My blog is http://mebeingcrafty.com and my email is tsoniki at gmail dot com

Codi said...

a massage or a nice uninterupted nap. I would love to win this, my email is codiandtim@gmail.com and my blog is deathbydenim.blogspot.com

Simone de Klerk said...

I love your giveaway! What really helps me when I have a back ache: the chiropractor. I feel very very tired the first day, but the pain and sleepiness go away the next day. Perfect. Hope your back is fine by now!

House of Mouse said...

I just went through the back ache thing yesterday...the only thing I found to help was the Walmart brand of analgesic cream spread on after a hot shower. It burns like heck, but in about an hour I was feeling so much better.

I love your give away prizes.

tisme said...

My remedy is a heating pad and a hot tea with aspirin.
Nice giveaways prices you have, would love to win.

Danielle said...

My favorite treatment for back pain is a heating pad or (a home made bag filled with dried corn kernels that can be heated in microwave).

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

advil, heating pad, rest, and a good movie!

Liz said...

Robin, the little elephant is adorable. I've hurt my back a couple of times. Alternate ice packs with heat packs. The ice helps inflamation, the heat packs relax the muscles. Take an anti-inflamatory like Advil and do stretches. Lay on the floor and pull your knees to your chest one at a time while lifting your head. When standing keep your knees slightly bent to keep the pressure off the small of your back. Hope these things help though I don't know how you're going to keep up reading a kajillion messages. LOL Happy New Year!

Cathy ~o said...

I collect elephants, they are my favorite animal and this one is adorable!
Sorry to hear about your aching back, I am going to be moving soon myself and am not looking forward to the backache I know is heading my way :-( I usually use HEAT or Bengay to help relieve mine.

Becky said...

So sorry to hear about your back problems. I have plenty of that myself. My favorite remedy is to lay on the couch with a heating pad on my back. A hot shower or bath help too.

Thanks so much for your generous give-aways! Please add my name. Many thanks!

Hope you find some relief for your back!

Momma said...

Best cure... a chiropractor!!

Right now I'm flat on my back in bed because my back is totally messed up! I have an appt for 8:30 Monday morning and am practically counting the minutes. By noon, it will be like nothing was ever wrong!

la_rubicita at yahoo dot com

Winona said...

For a backache, I like to lay flat on my back with a heating pad under me. Just try not to fall asleep, cause sometimes I get too hot. LOL That little elephant is so cute! Please enter me in your drawing. Winona

judy_lindros@yahoo.com said...

I already love Peanut. What a fun contest. Sorry about your back. Apply some heat and sip some Bailey's.

Quiltinggirl said...

You're tired and sore now, but when you're all settled in, it will *so* be worth it all. I hope you love your new home.
My DGD saw Peanut and she's all telling me, "Oh, he's so cute! Make me one of those, Nana!" He is a cutie! You did a good job on him. :o)
http://quiltinggirl.blogspot.com/

Christine said...

A painful back- not fun... a hot bath and rest under a warm quilt.

Happy New Year...

Jeanne said...

Happy New Year! Exercise your abdominal muscles and do stretching exercises. Hope you find something that will help.

annmarie said...

Nice giveaway. My treatment for a backache is a massage - if not available I use a heating pad. I hope you are better soon. Happy New Year. (tegens@charter.net)

BUMBLE BEANS said...

Back pain? For me, its Acupuncture... Works ever time. And I rarely have to go anymore... take it easy! Love the elephant!

Linda T said...

My favourite remedy for an aching back? A stiff drink! I don't think it's the best; very temporary, and can often leave me with a headache as well!

Enjoy your giveaway - count me in!

Ltenhage@gmail.com

~Bren~ said...

Oh my gosh!! Peanut is adorable!!!!
A back ache??? I have heard that weight training helps with a bad back...it sounds contrary, but I have heard it works wonders. For an instant fix I would get a back massage.

katie z said...

My cure for the aching back is... a hotpad. Sorry, it's not too exciting.

Samantha R said...

My cure for an aching back is a long massage and a warm hot pad!
sras7508 at gmail dot com

Jenna Z said...

Well, mine is probably about the same as everyone else's but I like to fill a pillowcase with rice, microwave it and mush it around my back, behind me while I'm sitting in a recliner. That way the heat is trapped and really works into the muscle. :)

Paula said...

The best thing for an aching back is stretching. I once had such a bad back that I couldn't walk upright....literally. I saw a chiropractor for a while and it helped immensely. His best advice was to do stretches and adjustments. Thanks for the great give away and the opportunity to play.

Janice said...

What a fabulous giveaway. My husband swears by acupuncture for his bad back. It certainly seems to relieve the pain.

Kim D. said...

Hi Robin, You have a great blog here. Thanks for the opportunity to win your little elephant (so cute) & the thimbleberry fat Qtrs and lovely scarf.. I hope I win. Sorry about the backache, I also suffer back problems. Take a long hot bath or I use a back vibrator/Message with the heating element turned on to help.

Kim D.

Nic said...

Peanut is very cute and would be a delight to win. My suggestion for an aching back would be a nice hot shower with a massaging shower head.
Happy New Year.

valerie2350 said...

heating pad

moreofhim said...

How cute! I love the elephant and all that goes with him.

As a person with perpetual back problems, I would recomment ice and heat. I also love the spinal shots I get because they give he huge relief, but hopefully, you won't have to go that far!

Thanks for entering me! ~ Julie

Cindy said...

Very nice prize! Thank you for the opportunity to enter your draw.

For an aching back I would recommend a chiropractor.

Cindy
creativecards@shaw.ca

nancyc20 said...

Hi Robin! If it's your muscles, a spa and a glass of wine afterwards. If it's your bones, a chiropractor or Physical Therapist. Night-Time Tylenol. Hope you feel better!

Nancy C in CA

cdziuba said...

I must limit my time at the computer because of my back, so make sure you have a good computer chair. I LOVE this giveaway, and would probably faint if I won! cdziuba@aol.com

littlepeepsmom said...

Splurge on a message--ahhh.
jwagner3 at twcny.rr.com

kathi said...

As a retired airline employee, I have empathy for you and your pain. My MBT shoes have been the greatest relief to my back. I wear them from when I wake up until I go to bed. I then use a Relax the Back wedge pillow. Of the two, though, the shoes help most.

Thank you for taking part in the giveaway. Happy New Year!

Kathleen from Herndon, VA said...

This is a wonderful giveaway! I am brand new to the blogosphere (thanks for the link here from SewManySwaps!)

Back Pain - Ibuprofen or Aleve for the inflammation - does what ice does but without the mess or COLD!

For heat I use the little hand warmers that I buy for my boys to take camping. Stick one in your waistband and it goes with you all day. I keep some in my glove compartment to put in the small of my back on long drives. I also stick them under my bra strap when my shoulder aches.

Sit up straight. They were right! Firm chairs and good posture really ARE good for you! Hope you feel better soon!

exotic1 said...

Oh this is so cute and functional~!
I have had back pain for about 23 years now and I haven't found much that works except a good old fashioned back rub. 800ml of Ibuprofen help some.
I added a link on my blog list so others can find you easily.
Thanks for Sharing :)

kathyinozarks said...

I have an aching back too, and have switched from a chiropracter to a physical therapist. He taught me back exercises that really help, and my friend is the heating pad when I am really bad
I love your giveaway-thank you Kathy

ikkinlala said...

My favourite remedy for an aching back is a back rub (usually from my mom).

ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

Nanabarb said...

I like to soak in a hot bath to relax the muscles then do some stretches.myzbarb(at)yahoo(dot)com

Katy said...

My favorite remedy for an aching back is a hot bath followed by a back rub from DH. :)

Linda said...

Please enter me in your giveaway. Your items are really nice. I like to use Biofreeze when my back is hurting. Thanks or entering my name and I hope that your back gets feeling better soon. Enjoy your new house!
lraetaylor@gmail.com

Rachel said...

Oh I LOVE Peanut. What a cutie! This is a great giveaway.

My remedy for an aching back was to go and buy a new mattress this afternoon. It cost us a thousand bucks for a good one, and it had better be worth it!

Happy New Year!
rachel21mac@gmail.com

Jeri said...

Happy New Year, Robin!

My tip for an aching back is a backrub/massage, and sitting in a hot-tub with the jets pounding the achy spots.

I hope you find relief soon, ((hugs)).

jeri.mihm@sbcglobal.net

Deb said...

Wow! Peanut is adorable. I so feel for you and your back! Mine has been bothering me today, but not from painting, from sewing! Getting my quilt top done for my first class--nothing like waiting until the last minute to do it. Anywho, I usually take a couple of tramadol, and that cures it for a few hours! And then curl up with a good book and get under my electric blanket! Hope you get settled soon, and things calm down for you! Maybe you can teach me to knit again at retreat! Let me know what to bring! I used to love knitting too, but havent done it in so long!
(((((((((HUGS))))))))))

Briarose said...

Back pain...sit in a comfy chair with your favourite hands sewing project, a hot cup of tea and put a warmed up buckwheat bag behind you (where the pain is the worst). A few tylenol may help if the pain is very bad. Oh and Peanut is soooooooooo cute....can I have him??? Claire

www.welovequilting.com said...

This is to funny. On my blog www.welovequilting.com/blog
I am in the Whirl into Winter Giveaway and I am giving a yo yo maker and 100 cut fabric circles away. This would go hand in hand.

Thank you for letting me enter and if you like my blog would you put a link to mine on yours? Let me know and I will do the same for you.
Thank you for this great give a way.
Chris
www.welovequilting.com/blog
www.welovequilting.com

simplestitches said...

Happy New Year, and happy new home, very exciting!
Cure for a back ache....get someone else to do the moving!
Thanks for the lovely giveaway, Peanut is very cute.
cheers Julz

Jackie said...

Happy New Year. I had a backache not long ago and would recommend a heating pad with therabeads (pop it in the microwave for 60 seconds..moist heat...feels fantastic!) Hope you are feeling better!

Sandi said...

My remedy for an aching back is a good heating pad. That's what I asked my husband to get me for Christmas. I really couldn't think of anything else I needed. We moved two years ago and we are still unpacking boxes. I know only too well the aching back problem. Beautiful scarf and I love that little yo-yo covered elephant!!!

Corinna said...

My favorite remedy for back pain is a visit to the chiropractor and lots of rest. Hope your back feels better soon!

Q said...

My favorite remedy for back pain is to stretch out on the floor and let my back relax.

Patty said...

Your Peanut is too cute! I wish I could tell you what to do for an aching back. How about a hot bath?

Baba said...

A long soak in a Hot Tub and a good looking masseuse to rub your back. LOL.
Thanks so much for the chance.
http://babasfarmlife.blogspot.com/
djsloan1953@yahoo.com

Lea of Farmhouse Blessings said...

Cute, cute, cute!

Thanks for hosting such a lovely giveaway.

Wishing you joy in the coming year,
Lea

doni said...

Oh, I hate back pain! There's an old book out called "Maggies Back Book" - the exercise that always helped me was to lay on my side with pillows used to keep the spine level. Curl into the fetal position. As your back feels better - curl tighter! Good luck!

Warm winter wishes!

doni @ Oregon coast

Agneta quilts said...

When the back is aching - put some hot water in a bottle and then put the bottle inside a sock. Leave it on the aching part!

Team Chicka said...

Okay, 1st lie flat on the floor,bend your right leg at a 90 degree angle, then move your bent leg over your (which is straight), keeping your right hip as flat to the floor as you can, then have someone push a little on your right knee. Repeat with the left leg. My DH taught me this and it works EVERY time. Email me if you want to skype, then I can really show you how to do it. viachicka2@gmail.com OH YEAH! Peanuts is STINKING Adorable!!!! I sure hope your backache goes away and that I win him!

Team Chicka said...

That should be your left leg that your are moving your bent leg over your! Sorry for the ommission!

Quilting Mai said...

Happy new year. You have a great give away. When my back is aching, I just do my exercises my therapist thought me.

Kari said...

I love your giveaway!!!
My cure for an aching back would be to get a massage once a week for a month. Happy 2009!!!

karimo1@yahoo.com or
www.notesfromwisconsin.blogspot.com

BitnByAQuiltingBug said...

Oh you poor thing. Moving is the worst job! Aching back? I'd recommend a nice massage followed by a few days of relaxation in front of a fire with some hot chocolate. Thanks for including me in your wonderful drawing.
Regina

Joyce said...

The best thing I've fund is Advil and a heating pad. Works wonders for me. I love Peanut. What a cutie. Thanks for entering me in your drawing.

tiff said...

fan aching back, i like to take a nice warm bubble bath. it helps and is very soothing!

texan_michael(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

Anonymous said...

LOVE the elephant!! so adorable!!

maren04@telus.net

Brenda said...

Love your blog, this is my first visit, will check back. I love to take a warm bubble bath when my back hurts. A glass of wine helps too.

Lisa said...

Warm bath with muscle soak.
I love the Elephant..

Melinda said...

I love the elephant! Only thing I know for an aching back is a hot bath - a long hot bath.

rrshep said...

Ooooh, I love Peanut.

I do several things when my back aches but my favorite is the cherry pit pillow that I heat in the microwave and then tie around my back. The heat from it on my back is wonderful!

Sequana said...

Anything that aches feels better with those sticky patches that heat for six hours. Sleeping with those wherever you ache always helps.

Happy 2009!

ytsmom said...

Try a heating pad on your back
Carmen
rodo@frontiernet.net

D said...

I'm afraid my pain reliever of chose is not over the counter. I must a soma or I can't walk for days!

Granny said...

One of those vibrating heating pads???
lanorathompson42@yahoo.com

Thanks

Quilt Nut said...

great gifties

my remedy is a hot shower and advil!

5acre Designs said...

I have a very bad chronic back problem and the only thing the works for me when it is super bad is a Vicodin! Careful though because they are addicting! A nice soft bed helps too. I wish you a Blessed and Happy New Year and hope your back is better soon.

Anonymous said...

hey robin,
peanut is so cute, so is that lovely white scarf. thanks for entering my name in your drawing! l agree with whoever said ice is good for your back so drink a hot toddy while the icepack in on, you will feel better in no time!
happy new year - l love your blog.
debbie from patchwork corner
aimeezmom@aol.com

SandyQuilts said...

Very cute. Well I have a rice bag that's pretty large for my back. If that doesn't work I take a pain killer. thanks.

Judy said...

A Massage where they go deep and get into those aching muscles. Then heat and cold. I hope you get better soon. I love that elephant!! All of your prizes are so nice. Thanks!!

Fulvia said...

Back on the floor/bed and legs up againt the wall. Thank you very much for the opportunity to participate in this giveaway.

fulvialuciano@yahoo.com

Kama @ Today's Housewife said...

when my back hurts, i have my husband rub it! this looks great! i just took my first quilting class last night and can't wait to make a quilt!! i am making the quilt from the class for my 3 month old son.

Shelley said...

I bought one of those massaging cushions you strap to a chair...it feels wonderful...I also got the neck warmer/vibrator although that doesn't do much to my way of thinking. A lovely assortment of prizies....hope your back loosens up some. madmecyr@ verizon. net

cedar chest quilts said...

bed rest is the best for an aching back! and some warmth from my microwaved pack (or heating pad). I LOVE peanut and your other goodies. If I don't win please email me if I can buy/order a peanut of my own. Angie

SunThyme said...

A really good chiropractor!

Maxwells said...

Some yoga or pilates poses help me when i am pregnant and my back KILLS!
tonimax@gmail.com

barefootT said...

Rest it for awhile, use a heating pad, then slooooowwwwly stretch, and work your way back into normal routine. thanks for the giveaway. seeing all these new blogs has been lots of fun. warmheartthunder@yahoo.com

MOLLY said...

WoW--great prizes--I love Thimbleerries! Thanks for allowing me to enter.

Mistea said...

Hi there I just found you on my wander through cyberspace Love the blog, Peanut is way too cute. My favorite remedy for an aching back is to lie on the floor and roll over my rolling pin then have someone rub my back with Elmore Oil. Tracey

Katy said...

OH, i love peanut!!! Toooo cute! :) I would love the chance to win! Thank you!!!!! :o)

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

lots of pillows for support, green tea to warm the spirit and learning to relax....Happy New Year! mrs.mommyyatgmaildotcom

katrien said...

nice give away.
After a warm bath,a good massage.

Linda and Greg said...

Thanks for a great giveaway!!
I'd say a nice massage and glass of wine will go far to relieve back pain:)
Thanks again!
lindagregsmith(at)gmail(dot)com

Loralynn said...

This may sound weird, but it works for me! sit on the floor with your arms around your knees. Arch your back like a cat and roll backwards and back up to sitting again. Do this a few times. It helps me to straighten my spine and I get a little "massage" out of it as well!

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Hi Robin, if Peanuts isn't just the cutest elephant I ever saw! A very clever and generous giveaway! My remedy for an aching back is 800 mg of ibuprofen, my electric blanket on high, and a long night's sleep. Or maybe a really good back rub.

Hope you feel better soon!

MGM

DJ and Melissa Sorensen said...

I have to had a warm bath when I get an ache back. Thanks for offering htis giveaway!

Coloradolady said...

Fun Giveaway. Love the elephant. Please enter me! I am wanting to learn to quilt in 2009. I hope I can make that happen.

Debra said...

Oh my gosh! Little peanut is so cute! My remedy for an aching back is applying a heated rice cozy!

Jules said...

My remedy would be applying heat and stretching it out by lying on your back, pulling your knees toward your chest and rocking your hips from side to side.
I love your giveaway.

Whimsical Creations said...

Hot bath & a massage from my husband.

=) melanie
http://melaniescrafts.blogspot.com
melanieadey at hotmail dot com

Donna said...

A cure for an aching back? You mean besides drugs or alcohol, LOL? I lie down and bend one knee at a time, holding it with my hands, counting to 30. Switch back and forth. It helps to stretch those muscles.

Thank you for entering me in your generous giveaway!

Penelope said...

Oh, my goodness, Peanut is too cute! I'd love to be entered in this giveaway. My favorite remedy for back pain is Yoga. I get such deep stretches in my back with Yoga (I find free videos online) that me back just loves me for it!

laurie in maine said...

Couple of advil & a heating pad cranked on high. Hope you feel better soon!!

vanos said...

You need to rest your back. Use a hot pad and maybe a nice sauna wouldn't hurt. Fantastic Giveaway!

Sandee said...

This is going to sound funny but you lay on your back on the floor with your butt up againest the couch and your legs up on the couch for 15 minutes. You may need help getting up on your feet afterwards but your back will feel better. Sandy sandybun43@gmail.com

lindanuts said...

I have my darling husband rub me good with Bio-Freeze. Soooo nice!!!
Happy new year!

lindanuts@yahoo.com

BTW- I love thimbleberry....

guru said...

A massage is great for an aching back.

Heather said...

Favorite remedy for an aching back would have to be a nice long, hot shower.

Thanks for doing the giveaway! I love the elephant!

Joan said...

I am in LOVE with this elephant. What a generous giveaway. I have a bad back as well (broke it when I was 10 and it has come back to haunt me later in life) and my only suggestion is Motrin and ice. It's the only thing that works for me.

Two Succulent Sisters said...

Thanks for the giveaway. Very generous. Linda

Karen said...

Hi! and Happy New Year! Love, Love, Love the little elephant! When my back aches I take Ibuprofen and apply heat. Easy stretches also help.

GunnyMom said...

OH HOW CUTE!! if i win i promise to love and take care of him forever...he is so adorable. Hey, could even make him a friend with the fabric, huh?
thanks, gunnymom86@yahoo.com

Angela said...

I wanna elephant please. LOL

maggie said...

I just love your giveaway! I wish I had a solution for a bad back. I've been suffering for 4 months and have tried it all....heat, cold,drugs,massage,physio,chiropractor. I read through all your replies looking for help. The only one left is acupuncture, which I plan to try soon. Good luck with yours. I hope it gets better soon.

Marilyn R said...

My cure for a aching back is a warm shower.It works...sometimes! Thanks for entering me into your neat giveaway!

Crochet-n-Quilt said...

My remedy is ibuprofen and a heating pad.

Tim said...

I would recommend Ibuprofen and rest for an aching back. Take care Tim

Sue D said...

Love Peanut! The best thing for my aching back is my hot tub!
slrdowney at hotmail com

Alisa said...

Ohhh, I just made a little oblong bag filled with dry rice. It can be microwaved and stays warm for a very long time. It's just a bag in a bag type of thing and is great for aching muscles. I just love your give-away stuff. Thanks for the chance.

Kathy ~~~ said...

rice heating pad put in micro for almost 2 minutes, motrin.
cute, cute elephant! hope I win

Jess Living said...

this is so cute I say a nice heating pad or a massage from the spa

Narelle said...

Oh, I'd so love to own Peanut!
For back ache I have to go for the prescription goodies to relax the muscles and get plenty of rest ... with a quilting magazine or two.

Theresa N. said...

Hope your feeling better... I use a heating pad and lots of Tylenol.
Theresa N
weceno(at)yahoo(dot)com

Helena said...

I´m the lucky one who have a very kind back. I would try massage, something warm and rest.

Dee said...

That is the cutest elephant EVER - I take a hot bath and aleve followed by bed to relieve an aching back. Thank you for the opportunity. Dee - jessibir@hickorytech.net

Willow Lake Stitches said...

Hi. . . Love your blog, and love your prizes. . . I could sure use a nice fuzzy scarf. . we just had another blizzard ! Peanut is just adorable and what can I say about Thimbleberries. . . they are simply the best ! Very nice and generous prizes !

ok. . . here is my back remedy. . . first. . . some Tiger Balm. . . then when you can't stand the smell anymore ( but .. . it IS well worth the smell. . .) take a nice hot bubble bath or Jacuzzi !

Thanks

Beth in ND

Diane said...

Back rememdy, stretching, massage and a moist heatpad. Lovely giveaway. Thanks for the chance.
DianeH
laura84watt@gmail.com

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