Christmas Drawing #1

Amish fiction, Amish Holidays

Our First Christmas Drawing

Yes, I am in a celebrating mood.DSCN9130

The Christmas Quilt is now available everywhere–in print and ebook format. WooHoo! Let the Christmas celebrations begin. Okay, I know it’s only October …

I thought for this book we’d do a different kind of give-away. No book! Sorry, but I know so many of you have purchased this book already, and I wanted to give you something personal. So today we’ll give away–

  1. A slouchy hat I crocheted
  2. An Amish Christmas quilt card
  3. BLING from me–letter opener, keychain with a flashlight, fridge magnet.
  4. Plus signed bookmarks! And I’ll send a signed bookplate as well.

To enter, please leave a comment below telling me a blessing in your life that you’re grateful for. πŸ™‚Β To earn an extra entry, post on facebook, tweet, email to someone or call someone! If you want to post on Facebook or tweet, you could put —

We’re celebrating Christmas atΒ Win a VC crocheted cap and other cool stuff!Β  @vannettachapman #amishromance

Post another comment letting me know you’ve done one of the above, and you’ll be entered TWICE!

Blessings to each of you, and thank you for faithfully clicking over to my blog.


p.s. – The Christmas QuiltΒ is now available where ever books are sold. I hope that it’s a story which will bring you peace and joy. We’ll talk a little about the Quilt of Love series next Saturday.



160 thoughts on “Christmas Drawing #1

  1. Mippy/Sabrina

    My largest or at least the blessing I am feeling most, right at this moment, is the blessing of family and friends that are there for me, esp during difficult times. πŸ™‚

    1. Mippy/Sabrina

      ps It is cool to learn that you crochet. I do a little crocheting as well and am trying to learn to knit also! πŸ™‚

  2. Vera Godley

    I am so thankful for the graces of daily life that God bestows on me. Comfortable living, good food to eat, a wonderful family, and health from the Great Healer.

  3. Debra Bearden

    The unspoken request that I posted on your facebook prayer page this past Wednesday, was answered. The answer was better than we could have ever imagined. Also I am half way through reading A Christmas Quilt. So good!!!!

  4. Rachel Lepree

    I am blessed in many ways, I live in beautiful East Tennessee and am blessed with many friends.

  5. Ann

    I’m blessed to have a wonderful husband and family who, no matter what, are there for each other. And so thankful to have been raised in a God-based house by great parents as examples of how people should live and treat others.

  6. Angie Carroll

    My blessings are my family, my immediate family like my parents, etc and my husband and daughter!

  7. Kathy Christopher

    God Has allow me to spend the day with my mother who is 94 years old . She is in very good health for her age She still takes in mending for other. Drivers 20 miles to church every Sunday and helps the ladies aid group every other Tuesday make Braile Bibles. I was an adopted child but I have never once been made to feel anything but love. God has blessed me with an angel her on earth.

  8. Liz Gray

    To have my family! I honestly don’t know what i’ld do without them in my life! They have helped me get thru alot of tough times in my life!

  9. Donna Taylor

    God has blessed my life with my family and good health. Getting a new grandson in January. We have not had a baby in our family for 12 years. Looking forward to all the blessings a new baby brings.
    Thanks for the chance to win your contest. God Bless.

  10. Debbie Rhoades

    My blessing is my husband. He is disabled due to a stroke in 2009, but he has been my caretaker when I fell and broke my back, has always been my #1 fan even when I haven’t been so loveable, and always looks for ways to show me he loves me. We met and have been together since 2000. God truly blessed me when he brought him into my life.

  11. Elizabeth Dent

    Thanks for your giveaway . I am thankful for my Christian home and my family . I would love to be entered in your drawing .

  12. Judy Gilstrap

    I am thankful for a second husband that loves me and my children enough to call them his own for over 20 years now.

  13. Connie R.

    Only for you, Vannetta, would I enter a Christmas contest in October! I love, love, love your new Christmas Quilt book! The blessing I am thankful for tonight is my husband. We just completed a 700 mile trip over the past two days to accomplish a “bucket list” goal of traveling to the top of Maine! This is a very big state!!! Hubby did ALL the driving, and sharing special time with him was a wonderful blessing.

  14. Loretta

    My biggest blessing now in my life is my precious grandchildren! How I would miss out on so much if I didn’t have them. I feel highly favored.

  15. Loretta

    I will be telling a friend about your upcoming book and this contest. She depends on me to let her know “what’s out there” πŸ™‚

  16. Judy B

    I’ve been blessed beyond belief. My hubby is the sweetest man ever! He waits on me hand and foot, he tells me he loves me several times a day, he calls me his bride. These things are precious to me and I love this man to pieces!

    Judy B

  17. Judy B

    I shared twice on FB. One was an accident but I’m leaving them both on my timeline!

    Judy B

  18. Juanita Cook

    My biggest blessing is my family and my husband. He is there for during the good and the bad times as well. He is not the Father of my Children, but he loves then all like they are his. I don’t know what I’d do without him.

  19. Linda D. McFarland

    The blessings in my life are many. Top of my list is my husband, my #1 supporter and my 86-year old mom who is going through a lot of changes and both of us dealing with those changes is a struggle some days. But to God be the glory. Thanks for the opportunity to win fun stuff….Linda

  20. Nancee

    The Christmas Quilt was one of my favorite Christmas stories. won’t give any spoilers. This is a really cool contest. Since I have a copy of the book this is fun! Please enter me! I already shared your contest on Facebook. I have 6 fabulous blessings in my life, my 4 daughters, my grandson and my little granddaughter. God has been so good to us! PTL!

  21. Tina Rice

    What fun prizes.
    The Lord has blessed me so much. Among those blessings are my husband, two sons, daughter-in-law, adorable grandson, my mom who is 81 and lives next door (a God-thing), my sister and brother
    Blessings Tina

  22. Kimberly Taylor

    I’m so grateful for the wonderful partnership I share with my guide dog. Our bond has strengthened during these trying times.

  23. Jackie Tessnair

    I am so grateful for all my blessings,even the ones that I don’t realize are a blessing at the time.I have family,friends,my pets,and books that I am so grateful for.Some people don’t see the big blessings that are right in front of them,they take things for granted.I have been guilty of this so many times.I am trying my best to always see the blessings in everything.I am grateful for authors like you Vannetta that takes the time to share your talent and for going that extra step to make us readers feel special.Thanks for all you do.You are a huge blessing.

  24. Tammy Courts

    I am blessed to have a wonderful family! Including a very special sister in law. She is always there for me and I’m there for her. And she got me reading Amish books. We share our books. Love you, Donna Taylor! Thanks for chance to win this wonderful contest!

  25. Cathy Cermele

    I am truly blessed with the love of family and friends. I was diagnosed with MS three years ago and they have been amazing. They give me so much encouragement and are always there for me. I’m also blessed by our church family. God is good!

  26. Lorri Graves

    My blessing is that I came through a very serious surgery alive. I had surgery on my neck/spine and I am still having good days and bad days. And I am blessed to have a super husband that is taking good care of me. He bought me a basket and filled it with an Amish novel, silly socks, a can of my favorite hot chocolate, a Amish mug, a bag of chocolates, and a U shaped neck pillow. I am very blessed.

  27. Diane Liggett

    My blessing right now is working with our Special Olympic team…we have 2 of our kids on the team and all the kids are so awesome!! We have the best coaches ever too!! These kids love you and are the most excellent huggers!! I don’t have your book yet but am getting it soon!! I love your books!!

  28. ajwbear

    9 years ago I had Gastric Bypass Surgery, I am alive and well today and very healthy. am blessed that my husband Gary didn’t listen to me every time I told him to turn the car around and take me home, that I didn’t want to have the surgery. If I didn’t have it when I did, i wouldn’t be here today. My family and friends stood behind me then and still do, I have good days and bad days when I might take that one bite too much and make myself sick. But most of my days are very good days.

  29. Melissa L.

    I am thankful for my daughters. I had difficult pregnancies with both so God gave me two blessings!! My world has never been the same since they arrived.

  30. Britney Adams

    God has granted innumerable blessings! One I am especially grateful for is the blessing of family. I am blessed with an amazing husband and three precious children. I also delight in having my wonderful parents and grandparents living nearby and sharing in our lives!

    I have shared via email and facebook!
    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

  31. Bonnie

    Oh, Vannetta – we all have been blessed so many times, it is hard to pick out just one thing, for which to be grateful! Of course, the biggest blessing is my salvation, but there are so many other blessings, for which I am so grateful: my family, friends, this beautiful world, a roof over my head, clothes to wear, & food to eat, music, – & don’t forget, books, & our wonderfully inspirational Christian authors!! These are, ALL, some of the things that I am most grateful for!


  32. Melanie Backus

    My greatest blessing is certainly my family. I am blessed to have a loving husband. He and I will celebrate our 38th anniversary in just a few days. My daughter and son-law and precious grandchildren are one mile from me one direction and I still have both of my parents who live one mile from me another direction. My son and daughter-law live a short fifteen miles down the road so I have been richly blessed.
    I have sent an email.

    melback at cebridge dot net

  33. Bonnie

    I posted the giveaway to my Facebook page. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!


  34. Sharon

    This might sound cheesy, but my greatest blessing is my mom… she was pretty much a single mom in the 60’s and 70’s… Raised me and 5 boys!! She is my best friend and confidante!

  35. Susan Beaird

    My blessing was being able to have in my life a loving Grandpa for only 6 years and a Grandma for 16 years. I have so many memories of my grandpa showing me how to garden and my grandma showing me how to cook (as well as her sharing her most secret recipes). I miss them every day. Thank you for opportunity to enter…I have also shared on FB

  36. Sonja

    Vanetta, I have so many blessings! I don’t know which to write about, there are spiritual blessings, such as the Savior’s birth, which is of course, why we are celebrating Christmas, my family, my security, warm home, friends and temporal blessings, as well. I think it is very amazing that you would crochet something for your give-away, what a truly personal touch. Whoever wins that will really have something special to remember!

  37. andrea brooks

    The blessings that I am thankful for are myself getting hearing aids and being able to hear clearly and understand conversations better, Also for my good health, my life wiht Jesus Christ,family, and friends,

  38. Dianna

    I am blessed with a wonderful man and blessed to have what time God will allow me with him. Also blessed and greatful for My Amish friends, they have been a great support in this trying time

  39. Sandra Stover

    I am blessed with a good husband, two children with great spouses, and the most special 7 grandchildren.

  40. Barbara Thompson

    I’m very blessed to have my special Mother. She leads not only by words, but by example. I can always go and talk to her. There has been nights I would hear something and I would peek around the door and Mom would be on her knees praying. I started having a lot of health problems approximately 15 years ago and the doctors told me they were all genetic. I developed a spine disease and it’s very bad in my cervical spine. As time has went on, I’ve become disabled because of a medical error that causes serious health complications and Mom’s right there with me. God blessed me with the most wonderful Mother anyone could ever have. I’m so very grateful and could never thank the Lord enough

  41. Barbara Thompson

    Also, I emailed the comment to a friend!

    I do not have the new book “The Christmas Quilt”. Since I’ve become disabled, my budget is very limited, but I’m hoping my library will buy a copy so I can read it. I’ve read great reviews and looking forward to next Saturday to read what you have to say. Thank you for sharing your talent with us!

    1. Teri Walker

      Barbara, Please send me your address and I will make sure you have Vannetta’s books. I would hate to see one person not be blessed like I have by her books.

      1. Barbara Thompson

        Teri, I’ve been ill and I’m just now seeing your post. Will you please email me?

      2. Barbara Thompson

        Teri, I’ve been ill, so I’m just now seeing your reply. Will you please email me?
        Thank you,

  42. tammy layton

    I met my handsome husband in 1997. I had just divorced my first husband after many years of abuse. Mke came into my life and treated me like a queen. We married in 1999 and he has made me feel like a queen every single day. I know he is the man our heavenly father picked out just for me.

  43. Sandy Rutkowski

    I am thankful for my wonderful family. My husband and I have been married for 36 years. We have 4 beautiful children. They are all married now and beginning their families. We have 4 handsome grandsons. Best of all we all love the Lord and serve him faithfully.

    1. Patricia Schmutz

      So thankful for my grandchildren – one of whom is sitting by me at this moment! I’m thankful God has given me the gift of eternal life with salvation & forgiveness of my sins – that is a joy πŸ˜‰

      Pat S.

  44. Geri Kelley

    I am so blessed to have God in my life and a wonderful caregiver (my husband) who has taken care of me through my health issues and the simple fact that I still have a life….thank-you God for loving me πŸ™‚

    Geri Kelley

  45. Christine LaValle

    God is so good! I’m so thankful for all He has given me throughout my life so far. Four wonderful daughters, two awesome sons, seven darling granddaughters, four terrific grandsons, an incredible husband who co-parented our blended family and most of all the miraculous gift of salvation through Jesus. God’s love just flows and flows!

  46. Fran Sniatecki

    I am blessed to have 2 great friends in Brad and Susie Stephens. Could not ask for better people.

  47. Jackie McNutt

    I am blessed for every day that God gives me to have faith, family and a home and grace to get through it all.


    I am so blessed that my Son and daughter-in-law were able to adopt their little boy. From the day he was born he has been in our lives and he is the greatest gift from God. I get to watch him everyday and am in awe of the wonderful things he does.

  49. Linda Knott

    I’m grateful because my 22 year old grandson wrote me on Facebook and asked me to lunch. You see, I hadn’t seen him since he was 12. We had a great 2 hours talking and getting to know each other. He’s now going to try to get his brothers, who are also adults now, to meet with me. That would indeed be a blessing! Your Christmas drawing looks marvelous.

  50. Jean Junkin

    My biggest blessing is my husband. I have many medical problems, and he is always there with love and support. After 45 years of marriage, we are still in love. I have posted this on Facebook.

  51. Teri Walker

    My bigget blessing is the day my husband walked into my 9th grade english class. who knew that on that ordinary day, my life would change. We have three wonderful children and ten amazing grandchildren. My second blessing is the day I opened my guilt shop. I have been blessed to have so many wonderful people comeint my life and leave their special mark on my heart. I am a very blessed lady… Thank you God for blessing me in so many ways.

  52. Annette E

    My biggest blessing has been my granddaugther Hadley. She was born with a genetic metabolic condition which limits what she may eat; however, God’s keeping her healthy. πŸ™‚

    PS: I also shared the contest on Facebook.

  53. pag36

    I have lots of blessings but one of the main ones is that I am blessed to have my wonderful daughtee, hubby and g-son living across the street. Since I am somewhat handicapped they help me so very much. God bless

  54. cynthia fernstaedt

    The blessing I am grateful for is God carrying me through when I left a situation of domestic violence with my 5 children in tow. I look back and know, it was only through his carrying us we are where and who we are today

  55. Susan Fletcher

    I could write a book (ha ha) on the blessings in my life. The biggest blessing in my life is my parents who raised me and my 4 brothers in a Christian home surrounded by love, life lessons, and values. My parents are now 89 and 86 and still a major part of our lives with their steadfast love and devotion to each other and love for others. They have been married 66 years! They are my best friends and best supporters! I thank God daily for them!

  56. Alice Compoly

    I have many things that I’m Bless with- but the greatest Blessings in my life are my Everloving husband of 31 years ( I’d met him 33years ago thru a dating service) , my two sons and my two beautiful Grandchildren. And I must say the love/ Faith from God. What more can you ask for??

  57. kelly

    I really enjoy your books. I found them through Pinterest. I bought them for my Nook and now I am buying them in books so I’ll always have them to go back and read again. Keep writing!!

  58. Sparkle

    The latest blessing in my life was a trip home to see my three aunts and one uncle they are 76, 80, 89 and 90. What a great visit.

  59. Dorothy Perry

    My biggest blessing outside of having the Lord in my life is my husband – he’s strong in the Lord and we have weathered many storms together with our Lord!

  60. Tracy Daniel

    I am VERY thankful that I made it through gastric bypass 3 wks ago! The road is going to be hard put Praise God I’m up for the challenge!!! My favorite reading material is Amish books, I absolutely LOVE them! ❀️

  61. Kathy Rowe

    First, I loved the book! Second, I am most thankful for my husband “holding his own” right now with his illness (cancer.) He lost a kidney to cancer and recovered very well. Than about nine months later, cancerous tumors came in the bladder. He’s had two surgeries to remove tumors so far. Takes treatments every so often and hopefully they are working. I called a friend to tell her to enter your contest.

  62. Belinda Hoskins

    I am grateful for God in my life. I have many blessings in my life. I am an Amazing Grace.

  63. Darlene Tonjum

    I am so thankful for every day that I can wake up & get out of bed to enjoy whatever lies ahead. Life is beautiful!

  64. Loretta

    Since I’m spending the afternoon with friends from many years ago (we all used to go to church together), I’ll say I’m thankful for friendships that continue through the years even if we don’t see each other a lot. A wonderful covered dish lunch, fellowship, sharing–with God in the center of it, what could be better?

  65. Andrea Hinson

    I have two daughters one won’t look at a sewing machine, she is the oldest with two kids. My youngest has 8 kids with another on the way. Last year she wanted to make her husband a t-shirt quilt for Christmas and she did. She has made several quilts throughout the year but she has finished 4 pieced tops for her girls and is working on the boys now for Christmas. The best part is she never wanted to sew.

  66. Barbara Hooper

    I have been blessed so many times in my life and have two Christian sons and 31/2 grandchildren who are learning about God’s love for them. I love your books and can’t wait to start reading Quilts of Love as I am trying to learn hand quilting.

  67. Bobbe Hadley

    I am feeling very blessed this time of year knowing I have just received news a couple weeks ago that the cancer I have been treated for since June has shown in the last scan I had seems to have disappeared. I am continuing the chemo treatments keeping my pinkies crossed that positive results will continue with all the prayers & support I have been blessed these last few months.

  68. Melinda WORD

    I’m blessed that I live at a time & in a place where reading wonderful books is not just freely allowed, but encouraged. I think we take may this blessing for granted; when we do, we need to think of the young woman Malala, who has shown us all how fragile this freedom may be for many of our sisters. I’m not at all sure I would have her courage and strength.

  69. mb55

    Blessings overflow daily. I live where I see beautiful all around. Canadian geese land on our ponds and raise their young on our place every year. Buffalo roam at the place next door so I see them running with their young. Squirrels run everywhere. Life is good and I am blessed.

  70. Judith A Fritz

    My greatest Blessings is the Blessing that God has never given up on my when I gave up on myself. He is faithful and just, and He knows every hair on our head. If God can save a sparrow, He can and will save us if only we ask.

  71. Felicia Aaron

    What an awesome give away! Thanks for the opportunity! My greatest blessing is and will forever be the people who diligently prayed for me when I was an unbeliever! They NEVER let up and continued in the gap until I heard my Father’s voice calling me! What an amazing blessing that I will forever be blessed for!! I pray everyone has someone standing in the gap for them until they hear His voice!

  72. Susan P

    I am very grateful for a wonderful in-law family. My hubby’s parents are very helpful and kind.
    lattebooks at hotmail dot com

  73. Debbie Price

    My blessing would be my daughters. No matter what life throws at me, I always have them to count on. They show me how to be brave, to stand up for myself, that we are not given more than we can handle. I learn things from them daily.

  74. Rosemary Foley

    My greatest blessing – my family !!! Such a joy being together – and finding out that after a long tough bout, a new baby coming in March !!!! My blessing !!!!! Rosemary Foley

  75. Mallory Fry

    Hi Vannetta! I’m very grateful for my family that has been there for me through everything, and I am also grateful for the wonderful condo that I live in. ❀️ I’ve also shared this on Twitter too. God bless you!

  76. Jean Smith

    I am grateful for my family. Nothing is better than having a wonderful family and mine keeps getting bigger all the time. We have 3 daughters, 10 Grandchildren, and 10 Great Grandchildren. Love them all!

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