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Thursday, March 26, 2015

A Giveaway Win!

I believe in giving praise where praise is due, and today I'm patting Canada Post on the back! I won a Giveaway at Holly's blog Through my Window on Monday, she mailed the package on Tuesday afternoon and I received it this morning! Wow! That's good service. My recent Giveaway which went to Dasha in Australia was there in less than two weeks... also impressive.  (We won't talk about the fact that my daughter's birthday card took almost three weeks to reach her, just two provinces away...)  I mailed a small package off this week to Ontario, I sure hope it arrives in good time as these others have.
Back to my Giveaway winnings. Holly has sent me a copy of Quilting Arts, Issue 71, in which she has an article published (how exciting!) along with a pack of Swatch Buddies (and refills), a beautiful bookmark that she made and one of her Fiber Art cards. How lucky am I?! Thanks so much Holly! Can't wait to read your article when I climb into bed tonight!

We have another mystery on our hands. Last night hubby left a large rolled tarp on our deck - not "out in the open" but rolled up in the sheltered corner, right by our "back door" hidden behind the barbecue.  No one could see it there, it was totally out of sight, not to mention hidden by the snow banks... This morning it was gone. There was no wind, so we're quite sure it didn't blow away. It is nowhere to be seen, not in our backyard or the neighbour's.. And it's too big/heavy to blame on Stumpy... lol   Could there still be leprechauns around?

A friend is away for a few weeks and the day before leaving, she brought me her budded amaryllis to "babysit"  while they're gone. Lucky me - the very next day it started to bloom. I've been enjoying it all week, and feeling a little "guilty" that she's missing its beauty while I get to gaze at it every day... I guess this is my lucky week...   :)


"Winning is only half of it. Having fun is the other half." ~ Bum Phillips


Dasha said...

I was chatting to the lady at the post office yesterday and she mentioned that those envelopes with stamps on them, as distinct with from those with a printed "postage paid" label on them, are actually sorted and dealt with first. She said the stamped ones get priority, and the postage paid ones can sit around for days waiting for a slot of time/space for delivery. Could that be an answer?
Beautiful "baby" you are sitting :-)

HollyM said...

It seems it is your lucky week! We women sure feel guilty for a lot! The amaryllis is pretty.
I'm glad you'll enjoy your gifts.

Sheryl S. said...

What a delightful giveaway win, congrats. Beautiful flower photo. My freesias are all in full bloom and brightening our dull rainy days. roll on Spring.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

The gifts you won look very nice Linda and because they're quilting related I know you're going to enjoy them. The bookmark is pretty.
Well, at least you can show your friend photos of her amaryllis in bloom, such a lovely shade of red.
Your new mystery certainly is a puzzling one, hope you discover what happened.

Vee said...

Congrats on your win! Looks just like gifts a talented quilter should receive. I had to go looking for the swatch thingy...never had heard of it...great concept.

The flowers are beautiful and I am sure that your friend wanted someone to enjoy are blessed.

Kate said...

Lovely winnings! Canada Post moves in mysterious ways, lol.

Jeanna said...

Congratulations on your win! I received a package of the swatch buddies as part of a birthday gift. I haven't used mine yet.

Good luck finding the tape...I think you have gremlins!

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