Thursday, February 9, 2012

Giveaway #1 Results and Giveaway #2

I'm jumping in a little earlier than promised, since I had a little gift of time this evening. My book group was canceled, so I'm taking care of business. Lots of you out there have recently gotten rid of some items and would rather not have more, and I understand perfectly. That means we had only a few giveaway participants, so their chances were great.

For Giveaway #1, Giovanna will get the fabrics, and JHM will be get the Winter Whitework Sampler. Ladies, if you'll drop me an email note with your snail mail addresses, I'll send your prizes. 

Since we're on a roll, let's have giveaway #2. This time, the prizes are in pairs.

Our first pair: Winter Into Spring and Summer Into Autumn by The Drawn Thread. 

My pics are a little too small, but I know you can find better pictures online. Both are kits, complete with threads, fabric, beads, etc.

Our second pair: The Violet Sampler and Garden Recipe, also by The Drawn Thread.

The Violet Sampler is a chart only, and you'll have to find a cute little dragonfly charm along with your supplies.

The Garden Recipe package contains silk ribbon, bow charm and rose quartz hearts.

If you'd like to be entered in either or both drawings, just let me know in the comments. I'll draw names Monday evening and let you know by Tuesday.

Finally, I want to thank everyone who commented and emailed with hugs and good thoughts and very interesting tales after my last post. Ours is a situation that most of us don't expect, so we're feeling our way along rather blindly. We're also laughing as much as possible (there's so, so much to laugh about) and looking forward to having my brother and sister-in-law here for a few days. They'll be staying with me for what my SIL is calling "the royal wedding". I appreciate all of the kindness and smiles that fill the comments, not just now, but all the time. I share with my sister and daughter, who are smartasses (thank goodness), just like I am.

'Til next time, make some big fun.


Siobhán said...

Congrats to the winners! I'll pass on the giveaways--I have some of the charts and truthfully, have won so much recently that I feel like a giveaway hog. So, I'll pass--but thanks!

I'm glad you're laughing at the whole situation, though I know it hurts, too. It's just never a situation you expect to find yourself in!

barbara said...

Congratulations to the winners, and thank you for such generous give aways! I have a couple of lovely DT in my stash that I need to stitch, so I'll sit out on the drawings.

Good luck with all the family "excitement"!

Margaret said...

Congratulations to the winners! I'll pass on the giveaway -- too much stash. lol! I hope all goes well with the wedding and all. Nice that you'll have your brother and SIL visiting. Good that you all are handling the situation with laughs and good cheer too.

Jennifer said...

Hi Doris. Congrats to the winners! I would love to win the either one they are all beautiful. So happy to hear you are "Keep on Laughin'" That's all one can do really . The older I get the more I feel that way . So glad you are posting again too have missed reading about your life. Looking forward to hearing more. Happy Valentine's Day!xo

Susan said...

Congratulations to the winners! I'm glad you are all finding some "fun" in the situation and hope that the time with our brother and SIL is enjoyable. Thank you for the wonderful give aways, I'd be interested in both of them.

Anonymous said...

Hi Doris!!

I would love either of those give aways. Sign me up!


Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Congrats to the winners! I think it's a great thing to give away the stash we won't use. I need to go thru my stuff, I think. One day. Maybe.

No need to include me in the draw - I have a couple of DT patterns I've never stitched... not sure why.

Good luck with all the happenings!

Von said...

I'm so glad you are keeping your sense of humor through the situation, Doris; it's not always easy to do so! My dfil sprung a new wife on us and it wasn't always the easiest of situations, to say the least. :)

It's hard to resist a DT giveaway - count me in!

Anonymous said...

Oh Doris, sorry, didn't make time to read your last post, only discovering it today. They are hard, these family situations. I do understand about the mixed feelings and having to clear out the stuff has some unfairness about it, hasn't it ? Anyways, it seems to me you are tackling events with stamina (not sure it is the right word, but you know what I mean). I'd love to be entered in both draws, please, and if I win, I'd love you to hop on a plane and come and deliver the stuff yourself. I'll give you tea and have a laugh with you ;-)
Thinking of you all the way from Paris xx