Well on Saturday, as promised, I chose three names at random and they turned out to be
Since I have your email addresses from your comments I will be sending each of you an email to request a postal address (anywhere in the world is fine) and then I will send the angels out. Hopefully you should get them before Christmas.
I too was a giveaway winer myself recently.
A lovely pin cushion from MaRRose CCC
It came beautifully packed! and here it is – Beautifully done. I was intending to use it for my glass headed pins (you can see three already came with it!)
And the underside. Such a pretty blue to complement the orange.
I thought that it was time for a Giveaway. Just a short time for entries. I will choose the winners next Saturday.
I have three angels to give away so there will be three winners.
To enter just leave your comment below and if you have a preference as to colour you can include that.
I have added a cord for them to be used either as a bookmark or a decoration. The cord would be easy to remove if you wished. Cutting it near the halo would allow it to be unravelled and the thread pulled out.
And I will also leave you with a gallery of three autumn photographs. Taken with my phone so they are not as good as they could be. I am beginning to think I ought to make a case and carry my camera more often, as I keep seeing things I would like to photograph when I am out!
A little while ago I went in for Angela of http://wishiwerestitching.sg ‘s giveaway for some fascinating yarn and ‘I WON!’
It came yesterday and I took some quick photographs as I excitedly opened the parcel.
All those pretty stamps!
And inside pretty too! Even some ‘almost rainbow’ tape. I say ‘almost rainbow’ because they have left out yellow and put in pink! [Lots of people don’t seem to realise that pink is not part of a rainbow.] But such lovely sticky tape.
As well as the yarn there was this crochet hook. A comfort one and in a new size. Will be great to try it out. So generous!
And lastly, the yarn. Have yet to work out the details of hook/needle to use etc. as much of the writing is in Japanese.
But it is beautiful yarn. Shiny with little specs of colour.
Angela made socks with it but I feel maybe I should use it for something to really show it off, maybe a summer scarf. I think knitting may be a better choice than crochet but maybe I should experiment with the little extra ball.
And if you wanted to buy some Angela has it for sale here – http://wishiwerestitching.tictail.com/product/lithos-hamanaka in eight different shades!
Before I reveal who won just a bit about how I chose them.
I did look at a few random number generators but I wasn’t sure if they were truly random. So I decided to do it the normal way.
In order that all the names would stay separate and equal I printed them out on a sheet of labels
and cut them out with the backing still attached.
Then I got a tin from the kitchen.
Put all the pieces of paper inside and shook them around.
Then as my son was leaving after Easter tea I asked him to draw out a name.
He looked the other way and put in his hand, swirled them about
and out of the tin came………………………………………………………………………
Congratulations to ‘oddlyended’ and sorry to everyone else.
I will email the winner to obtain an address and then post the basket of crochet eggs in the next few days.
These last couple of weeks I have been taking time out of my other projects to make a little something for a special Easter Giveaway to celebrate just over three years of blogging and over 400 (now over 450) email followers!
As you can see from the picture it is a crochet basket containing seven decorated crochet eggs.Here is another view from above to give a better view of the eggs.
and another to give a better view of the basket.
Of course I made the eggs in the seven standard ‘rainbow’ colours. They are about normal egg size.
To enter the Giveaway all you have to do is to leave a comment below and you will be included.
You have up until Easter Sunday to do this and on Easter Sunday I will choose a random winner – probably by the ‘names in a hat’ method and on Easter Monday I will let you all know who has won.
Well today is the day for drawing out the winner of my Two Year Blogaversay Giveaway.
The prizes if you remember were:-
First one – This ball of yarn
and pattern book
Second one – these Beads, Buttons & Bows.
And the yarn and pattern book go to – catzikay of HIJinKs Crochet and the Beads, Buttons & Bows go to Maryanne of woolhogs.
Congratulations to both of you and I hope to soon send out your prizes.
In March I showed you how far I had got with my new ripple blanket, my latest loaf of bread and the tulips glowing in the sunshine.
I shared with you the five hexagons that I was contributing to Patch (of Made by Patch) ‘s Collaborative Crochet Blanket project and the gifts for my Two Year blogging Giveaway.
I also shared with you the cat that had come to my home. Unfortunately I became severely allergic to this cat within a few days of having her and have had to make alternative arrangements. I am at present struggling to reduce the allergens in my house.
Today it is exactly two years since my first post and as I have also exceeded 300 followers! a number I never thought to reach, it seemed a good time for a Giveaway.
Now life lately has been extremely traumatic (not sure if I want to share the details sometime but it does mean I haven’t been doing much blog reading the last few days or lots of other things) so although I intended to have two different things to give away, so far I have only one.
However I still intend to choose two winners one for each gift and I will reveal the other gift as soon as I can.
What I have so far is this.
The yarn is sock wool so 4ply/fingering weight but there is an accompanying book that has patterns for knitted hat and arm warmers as well as a pair of socks.
and it could also be used in crochet for whatever you like.
I expect you can guess why it caught my eye.
It was Regia yarn that I used for my recent stripey socks.
To enter just add a comment saying why you would like to win and I will chose a winner in a month’s time. (This gives you plenty of time to enter and me time to find that second gift.)
This last month I spent most of my time on my spectrum ripple blanket and something else that I haven’t shown you yet.
But I also announced the winner of the Giveaway and showed you how to make two different sorts of friendship bracelet.
For something different I shared some photographs that I took while I was in Oxford.
Most recently I talked about what I might make with some new marble yarn I had bought and revealed my planning process for the CAL blanket.
This time I really did put the names in a hat.
An old winter imitation fur hat that is actually too small for me.
Tossed them around with my fingers many times before drawing out…………………..
A winner who will receive this lovely cotton yarn in seven rainbow colours
and one of the following coasters
or one like this.
Had to keep you waiting! 🙂
And the Winner is
I have sent her an email to tell her that she has won and asking which coaster she would like.
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Thank you to everyone who entered it was lovely to hear from you all.