Fabulous Fan Giveaway!

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I have featured some of the most talented people on this blog. Two of our gracious ladies have sent beautiful items to giveaway as gifts to the followers.

Riley Blake Designs

Do you remember talking with Cindy Cloward of Riley Blake Designs? Well she has a sure-to-be-beautiful new line of quilting fabrics, Penny Rose, premiering in September, and I can hardly wait. But today, a fabulous bundle of fat quarters arrived from her line Le Crème Basics. Cindy says that this greatly resembles the Penny Rose fabrics that will premiere, and she thought that one of our followers should win this bundle of eleven quarter yard cuts.


Tina from The Enchanted Home dazzled us with her love of blue and white. She has graciously offered a lucky winner a pair of blue-and-white Staffordshire dogs from her online store. Tina has sourced some amazing items that can be found in her Enchanted Home Shop.

You can also register for a chance to win Alexandra Stoddard’s book Things I Want My Daughters to Know. Her writing and thoughts are admired by women everywhere, and she continues to inspire us to live each day to the fullest. She has such a following, and you could be the lucky one to receive this book. She was the first author that I featured, and she inspired the name of this blog, The Ribbon In My Journal.

I love our newest book Southern Desserts, and we are giving a copy to two lucky winners. You won’t believe the recipe collection in this hardback cookbook. I love the fun of giveaways.

Enter below for a chance to win one of these wonderful gifts!

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Comments 272

  1. I just found you!!! Already signed up to follow! 🙂 Going to fill in this Info for Give-a-Way…then slowly ramble thru your Blog…looks sooo fun too!

  2. I was catching up on my blog reading (love Feedly! let’s me organize and read easily) and a blog I read mentioned yours so I came to visit!

  3. Very inspiring blog. Just read the blue and white decor blog. Have always loved blue and white porcelain and have many pieces in my home.

  4. I’m really, really new here and very new to quilting too. So far, I’m enjoying the down-to-earth style of writing that doesn’t make me feel like I should be an expert just to read this blog!!

  5. I visit to see what tips there are to do things better and get the most out of the occasion – whatever it happens to be at the time – Father’s Day etc.

  6. New reader here. Love the diversity of your subjects discussed. Reading and sewing just seem to go together!

  7. To be honest I just found your page through the Riley Blake Facebook page – I love those dots! Now I am intrigued to keep reading your blog though, so thanks to Riley Blake – I love it when I find new blogs to read.

  8. I followed the Riley Blake Designs FB posting to “The Ribbon In My Journal”.
    I love polka dots and find the La Creme Basics to be beautiful. I’d LOVE to win that FQ bundle.
    Thanks for the opportunity.

  9. Found your blog through Riley Blake on Facebook, and bookmarked it. I have enjoyed looking around. Thank you

  10. I just learned about this blog from a Riley Blake post on FB. I have enjoyed looking around your blog and will definitely be visiting more! 🙂

  11. Just heard about this blog from a Riley Blake Post. I have enjoyed what I’ve seen. So great that you are offering such a wonderful giveaway.

      1. thank you for bringing back….Victoria…I could’nt wait until it came in the mail and I read it cover to cover when I first received it…bless you for bringing it to life,once again…melissa marshall…

  12. Enjoying your blog. I’m new and look forward to visiting with you frequently. Beautiful fabric such a great giveaway.

  13. New to the blog but I am loving it already. Very fresh looking and classical. I also find it soothing to look at. And so far I have read some great inspirational quotes.

  14. This is the first time reading this blog. I also signed up to receive you newsletters and I look forward to reading them. I always like to get new ideas to spruce things up!

  15. Just started reading your blog, tdruly have enjoyed what I have seen. Would love to win the Riley Blake giveaway, have just the project to use it on.

  16. I am not a follower, I found you through riley blake designs on facebook telling about the fabric giveaway and I collect dotted fabrics.

  17. I saw a post on Facebook. And now that I’ve visited, I like the inspiration here. Thank you for the giveaway.

  18. This is my first time at your blog. I was introduced to you via Riley Blake Fabrics. I will be bacK. I have wanted to start an journal and will now just jump in! Thanks for the inspiration.

  19. I found your blog today because someone shared this post for a giveaway. I hope to find lots of inspiration and new ideas as I scroll through and become a follower.

  20. Your blog is entertaining and I am always learning something! You use fabrics that are simple and elegant and I realize I don’t have to have the wild crazy fabrics all the time to make a gorgeous quilt

  21. I just got to see your lovely blog because of the give away. I hope to read many more! Thanks for the chance to win

  22. I am a new visitor to your blog thanks to Riley Blake. I am so glad to have discovered your beautiful blog. I know I can easily spend hours going through your posts. I cannot wait to discover all that The Ribbon in my Journal has to offer.

  23. I too love Alexandra and had the privilege of meeting both she and her husband….I am new to your blog …I just learned of Tina’s and am a big fan!!! Looking forward to visiting yours as well…being a southern Californian it is fun to learn what is happening in other parts of this country!!! I look forward to getting acquainted!!!!

  24. Phyllis, I connected with you thru Tina at The Enchanted Home. I’m also a southern girl and love that spirit of the south that flows through your blog.

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  26. Phyllis, I love your blog! I feel such peace when I read it. I need that at the end of a stressful day. Bless you for all you do! Mary Claire Kabacinski

  27. As a Southern girl who has lived in the Northeast for the past 30 years, I love any chance to read more about entertaining, decorating, lifestyle…with a Southern touch. I love your blog and look forward to reading all of your posts!

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  29. I love your magazine and blog. I subscribed when your first issue ever came out. Was jumping for joy when the
    magazine was resurrected! Thank you for sharing the joy every month.

  30. Thank you for offering this nice giveaway. I receive your blot post alerts via email and am delighted at how often you post! Wish I were as dedicated to my posting. Now, that doesn’t mean I don’t often think of posting during the day…*sigh* of taking the time to sit and write and add a picture or two. I certainly need to be more dedicated! It is so nice to read your posts, and I certainly prefer them over, say, a Facebook post or tweet, simply because I appreciate the time and effort taken to write something meaningful, interesting, beautiful, and, of course, inspiring. ; )

  31. Love your blog, thanks to The Enchanted Home for helping me find you! I find your story very inspirational and you have amazing talent!!

  32. Find everything you do very inresting , very southern and have helped people see the south in a wonderful light!

  33. I love your new blog, I guess because it is an extension of your published materials. I am a subscriber to the Cottage journal, and was happy to learn about your blog through The Enchanted Home. Why do I like it? Just love your style of writing and the topics. Keep it up! And thanks for the chance to win those beautiful dogs too!

  34. Your lovely blog is such a nice companion piece to your wonderful publications, Phyllis! I enjoy reading your posts and gaining insight into your life and work. Thank you for sharing such a warm and welcoming addition!

  35. Love this blog and have been commenting since the first day. It’s a sweet getaway every day and enjoy reading everyone’s comments. Thanks for the opportunity on the giveaways!

  36. I love your magazines but only discovered the blog today through Tina of The Enchanted Home. I’m looking forward to some wonderful reading here. Thank you for the giveaway opportunities.

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  38. My 17 year old daughter and I both enjoy Victoria, Tea Time, and Southern Lady. Thank you for giving us both a way to escape the world and be inspired by the little things in life that make us truly happy!
    Two avid readers!

  39. I am a fan!!!! Love your stories, love the magazines. You make me dream and find such a warm happy place to just dream:-)

  40. I just found your blog. It’s lovely. I’m loving this little escape while my little boys take their afternoon nap. I am so inspired by you Phyllis! I was so blessed to meet you when you did a book signing at Davis Kidd (now closed) here in Nashville. I would love to win the treasures in this giveaway. I was reading Phil 4:8 (“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.”) in my devotion today and it makes me think about your beautiful magazines I subscribe to and this blog too!

  41. I visit The Ribbon, for a lovely break from the harsh and fast pace of today’s world. Your blog, along with your magazines, bring me to a peaceful, beautiful and gracious rest.

    Thank you for the giveaway, but most of all thank you for the inspiration.

  42. I really like reading your new blog. I am so glad you did it. I really enjoy Southern Lady and Victoria, among many of your special editions and books. I recently ordered 2 copies of Bouquets of Love, one for me and one for my daughter. It is a beautiful book in so many ways. Thank you for your inspiration, decor ideas, and for being such a wonderful Southern Lady. Peggy

  43. I have only recently started reading your blog … And I have one question … Where have you been all my life? I love it!

  44. Have the latest Victorian magazine with the feature being France. Love it very much and with your giveaway of one of your magazines I would hope to be one of the two winners. Thank you for this giveaway.

  45. I’ve enjoyed your magazines for years. They are a beautiful escape! I love the warm memories that you write about here often stirring pleasant memories of times past.

  46. I believe that I am to say why I read this blog. First, I am a loyal subscriber to Southern Lady and Celebrate, and have often purchased Tea Time. I came to “know” Phyllis through those publications and knew that I had stumbled upon a kindred spirit. When I learned about “The Ribbon in My Journal”, I just knew that I would enjoy the blog. And, happily I was correct. I particularly enjoy when Phyllis shares her memories, for it often brings to mind fond memories of my own and the special people who are part of those memories. Thank you. MM

  47. I love Victoria magazine. My mom has every one since the premier issue. I was excited last month when there was a story of Lyon, France. I have visited Lyon several times,even the Eglise Saint-Geoges church. It’s even more beautiful in person.

  48. I found Alexandra Stoddard giving decorating advice in woman’s magazine 15+ years ago. Since then I have collected most of her books and never get tired of re-reading them. I look forward to Ribbon in My Journal and all it has to offer young & old alike. Thank you for sharing your heart.

  49. I love this blog. Journaling is one of my favorite things to do and I actually have a ribbon in it! I like and enjoy in my own life almost all that is talked about in here, even though I hail from New England. Last week, I found a head vase in a Vintage’Antique shop. I grabbed it up. Remembered your article and hoped I would come across one. I am also a fan of Alexandra Stoddard. I am a long time letter writer (pen and ink) and when I read her book Gift Of A Letter I realized I was already doing almost all she suggested! We must all be Kindred Spirits. Thank you for this blog. I hope I win the dogs or Stoddard’s book…

  50. I am enjoying the pure inspiration that your blog (and media resources) sets forth! I am waking up to the beauty that can be enjoyed even in the smallest corner of a one.

  51. Alabama is my childhood home state. After marring and living overseas much of my husbands career we settled & retired in Texas. I do not consider Texas “southern.” So your when Southern Lady arrives I feel like I am back home with friends and family. I am so homesick when I finish each issue:( You present the south as it should be BEAUTIFUL. Each page is absolutely wonderful…even the advertising! As with Southern Lady, Ribbon, also brings me much pleasure.

  52. I’m such a fan of “Southern Lady” magazine and just recently started following the blog (a few days ago).

  53. I love your blog and Victoria Magazine because I love anything pertaining to the beauty and graceful living of the Victorian age since I am a Southern Lady and would love to win the Giveaway !!

  54. Another blogger mentioned you were having a “fantastic giveaway” so I decided to check it out. As I was exploring your site, I discovered you published Just Cross-stitch magazine. I still have a few of my old issues. I was also interested to find out that you publish Victoria magazine. I subscribed to that years ago and was so disappointed when publication was stopped. I wasn’t aware that it was being published again.

  55. I look forward to getting your blog in my email. I love reading it. Makes me remember some things I haven’t thought of in quite a while. Would love to win any of your lovely prizes too.

  56. Martha Pullen is a dear dear friend and she introduced us at her last school here in Huntsville, AL…when I heard you had a blog I had to go see and it has become a favorite! My fav entry so far has been the video with your sons!! So precious! You inspired me to write my own blog all about the why of photography! Thank you!! …. come visit if you wish! Blessings to you! Cindy

  57. Love Southern Lady. Have been subscribing since I picked up a copy in Hilton Head Island last year!

  58. I have been a reader of Southern Lady magazine since the beginning so I knew I would enjoy a blog by Phyllis Hoffman. I have not been disappointed.

  59. Love your blog and all of your stories about when you were young. I so remember the perms and wearing the white gloves to church,etc. Thank-you for sharing!
    Teri Lowe

  60. I read ribbon in my journal because the themes discussed focus on the better part of our nature. It is always a celebration of the good things in life!

  61. Love your blog-everything about it! You do everything with such grace and loveliness. Finding a new post from Ribbon in my Journal is ways a bright spot in my day. Thanks so much for a you do!! You are a blessing to us all!

  62. We’re similar in age and I so enjoy reading your stories and the sharing of your life. Your sense of femininity, freshness and joy are such a pleasure to read.

  63. I enjoy reading your blog each time it comes out. You have such an interesting story each time. Have been reading Alexander Stoddard’s books for years. She is so inspiring. Makes you want to be a better person. Thanks for the opportunity to win one of you wonderful giveaways.

  64. I just recently discovered your blog and love reading about all the interesting people and their talents and products. I have bought “Southern Lady” at the market for years, so I was ecstatic to find your blog.

  65. I visit “The Ribbon in my Journal” because I love everything Miss Phyllis does it seems and have for several years now. After a stressful day I know I can pick up one of her publications or visit this site and find some calm in the midst of my storm. What a heavenly gift.

  66. Life CAN be gracious. This is a reminder that we do need to stop and smell the roses; learn to appreciate what is beautiful in our lives and create our own environments. Be a great example to those around you to slow down and experience life as it was meant to be.

  67. I love to read your blog as it reminds me of the more important things in life instead of getting so caught up in artificiality that seems rampant these days.

  68. The writing is well done for topics that remind us there is joy and satisfaction to be had in celebrating the daily moments of life. After all, we are so lucky to be able to choose how we live.

  69. I have enjoyed the many Hoffman publications through the years and your Blog is another source of joy and inspiration. Thank you for the opportunity to win a prize.

  70. Enjoy reading your blog. I have been a subscriber to Victoria and Southern Lady magazines for years, so I was excited that you also started a blog.

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  72. Love your blog and then the chance for a prize is an extra bonus. Being from Alabama, you are my touch of home since I have lived in Arkansas (way up north) for nearly 55 years!

  73. Rosemary Szydlek, I would like to thank you for filling my days with beauty, fantastic gifts, incredible people and and for widening my views. I have loved Victoria mag. for as long as I can remember. Friend welcome to my life.

  74. Reading your blog entries is like sitting on the porch swing sipping an ice cold glass of lemonade on a sweltering Carolina day . It’s like the sea breeze that kicks in on a hot afternoon. It is refreshing to my soul. Pure joy. This exciting giveaway is icing on the cake of a fulfilling blog. Thank you, Phyllis, for the opportunity to enter.

  75. I am really enjoying your fresh new blog. Thanks for the opportunity to win a giveaway- would LOVE the fabric!

  76. Your blog reminds me of wonderful southern traditions and the graciousness of the South…qualities I’ve always admired.

  77. Phyllis, it’s great to see how much your magazines are still part of my life – since back in the Just CrossStitch days when I stitched samples for the magazine. (That was over 30 years ago !) I have enjoyed reading about your mom and dad in the blog. They are such special people to me and it’s good to know they are doing well. Donna D

  78. In the midst of the hustle and bustle of the day it is so nice to grab a cup of coffee or eat my lunch and peruse the loveliness of a more serene and simple life full of beauty. It is the one thing I desire most out of my magazine and website choices.

    Many thanks!

  79. I have followed The Ribbon In My Journal from the beginning, really love everything you post. Your posts are so relevant, they really light up my day. Thank You.

  80. Reading this blog is like a wonderful day in the South and meeting some of the wonderful people who are interesting and talented. I truly love this blog and look forward to it.

  81. I love the magazine and the blog is just an obvious extension of that. Thanks for highlighting the beauty and graciousness of the South.

  82. I think of Phyllis’ blog as “enrichment” beyond the magazine. And appreciate the personal take and warm approach. Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts and info with Victoria readers (and beyond)!

  83. Phyllis, wonderful give a ways! Love Ms Stoddard, I have her book “Creating A Beautiful Home” I found it practical and inspirational.

  84. Love, love, love your journal entries. So many of them remind me of people we both know and love. Each entry is like having a chat with you after church on

  85. Reading this blog is like taking a walk down memory lane . . . memories of growing up in sweet home Alabama: summers spent in Gulf Shores, making fig preserves from the figs on our fig trees in the backyard, the scent of honeysuckle in the evenings and catching fire flies in a jar . . . thank you for making new memories for me!

  86. From the first day I found this blog I knew I had found a place of kindred spirits in both Phyllis and her readers. I have loved “Victoria” from its inception, I am always inspired by Alexandra Stoddard and each blog post is a nice little escape to a place that feels written just for me. It’s good for the soul!

  87. Hi Phyllis,
    I have always admired the calm and balance way you live. I take 6 of your magazines by mail and I look forward to each one of them coming in the mail.
    This is a wonderful give away.
    Thank you so much
    Elizabeth quigley

  88. Hi! I have followed Ms Stoddard since I read about her in Victoria Magazine. All of these giveaways are delightful.

  89. You know, I have no memory of how I first came to this blog but I’ve been here since the beginning and it’s just a lovely little read. It’s already given me ideas for my home (chalk paint!) and I love the positive, encouraging, warm tone. 🙂

  90. I have enjoyed Phyllis Hoffman DePiano needlework publications for years and it is wonderful to see how her vision has grown to give us more wonderful resources, encouragement, and inspiration.

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