Friday, September 18, 2009

Delightful Give Aways and Wonderful Prizes!

Oh, today's post is fun because I get to talk about the generosity of fellow bloggers! First off, in the photo above you will find the current items being offered up by gypsylulu at gypsylulu delights in honor of her 100th blog post!!! What a way to celebrate your first 100 and let your readers enjoy the excitement too! Just click the highlighted names or on the photo and it will take you directly to the give away requirements!
Go.
GO-GO-GO!!!!!
Sign up now!
Secondly, I won second prize in a wonderful give away from Our Victorian Cottage and I had to post all the things I found when I opened the box. (remember, this is the second prize...)

A darling cup and saucer pin cushion adorned with beads, baubles and flowers......

.....Vintage and modern fancy laces, handmade lace and a bevy of retro buttons.....

....A retro hankie (which matches a couple of retro dresses I own and wear and will be carried with me when I wear them!) and a darling hand stitched needle case,
and saving the best for last......

...a child's handkerchief with bunnies playing hockey! And why is this so special?

Because my DH grew up in Detroit and played hockey for years, even after moving here, and he taught a kids hockey class (where he lost his front teeth...another story!) so when I see this big bunny and the little guy, I think of him! :-)
I don't know how I will use this, maybe not at all--just have it where I can see it, but the Bunny Hankie had to be the sentimental prize in the lot! Thank you Marilyn!!!!
Aren't bloggers the best? Are we just too lucky to have met in this manner and seem to keep pulling good people to our sites? Isn't it too much fun?
I hope you all have a good, happy and creative almost-Fall day and I think I will photograph some of the leaves that are slowly beginning to turn, and sew.
Pax.

12 comments:

yoborobo said...

Anne - you must have done some kind of happy dance when you opened that prize (2nd place? WOW!) Gypsylulu's prize is beautiful. Aren't bloggers the best? Yes, we are. LOL! You have a great day, my friend! xox Pam

Marilyn said...

You are so welcome Anne!! Hope you enjoy all the goodies!
Have a wonderful weekend!
TGIF!!
Marilyn
p.s. The bead that hangs off the spoon is Lampwork & was made by our daughter. The bead has been annealed & can be taken off the bale & put on a chain or robe.

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Pam,

Yes, I did a kind of Peg-Legged-Pirate-Happy-Dance!!!!Can't Pogo or Mosh like I used to.....sigh....
I was blown away when I opened the box---I'm thinking, "This is 2nd Prize?" Because it looked like s 1st to me!!!
Gypsy's work is lovely; I know she nmade that bracelet that I COVET.....
Bloggers are the best....how lucky we are I look forward to the blog every morning, checking in on everyone!

XXOO!!!
Anne

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hi Marylin!
Yes, I do SO enjoy all the goodies! I don't think I will actually use the pincushion, though I need one but I would have it ruined with the amount of pins I use. (keep them in a plastic, skull-shaped shot glass sized halloweenie cup-thing...they're overflowing...) I'm thinking it goes on th shelf in the wet studio.
That bead is BEAUTIFUL!!! But for a while, it stays where it is.....maybe later to my neck.
THANK YOU!!!!!

XXOO!!!
Anne

gypsylulu said...

Wow!...what a beautiful prize from Marilyn!..that pin cushion is very creative!...maybe your non winning spell is over, Anne! lol!
thanks for the link to mine..
I agree about blogging.. i had no idea i would meet such lovely friends...and gain such great ideas!
I'm off to check out your yesterdays art work!.. Loving it!
gypsy

Georgina said...

Great stuff...going to her site right after this. Love your lovely prizes...precious. I too won something, but I won't post about it till I receive it...alleluia, finally won something!!! As for Fall, it's here too, for at least this weekend then it heats back up to the upper 80's, lower 90's...bleh! We've had lots of rain and hail which is good for the desert. As for taking pics of our leaves, they turn brown and fall off the tree...no biggy here. However, I would love to go to Albuquerque next month and take the drive up to Santa Fe...the high desert is on fire...that's the way the leaves turn...just beautiful!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Jean---yeah! I struck gold, eh? That was soooo much fun opening the box...like a little kid at Christmas!
Good people out here.....very much so!

XOO!!!
Anne

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Georgina,

I was through the Arizona desert once,(driving) and it was beautiful. Life so different and diverse from here.
Glad you won too! Can't wait to se what it is! How cool----you and I have the same luck it seems....I can't remember when I last won something so I was doing the Happy Waddle here! LOL!!!

XXOO!!!
Anne

teri said...

what a great bunch of stuff ... that hankie could be part of a quilt to snuggle with
or it could be framed for display...
I know a good framer!!!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Teri,

You know a good framer? And I suppose you get special treatment because of *favors*......! LOL!!!
I have to figure out what to do with it; I love it! I might square it out so IF it was to be framed, it would not be an on point piece of fabric...you know, corners.
Probably basic black.....yeah, SIGH!

XXOO!!!
Anne

Janet Happy Girl said...

I know I am late in congratulating you on winning this box of goodies...but I just found it tonight. Very beautiful items.

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hi Janet,

I never win ANYTHING but hit the jackpot with this giveaway! Had so much fun going through all the goodies! (especially the bunny hankie---I have bunnies everywhere here!)

XXOO!!
Anne

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