Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Giveaway Prize Arrives!

First and foremost, I want to thank everyone in blogland who expressed concern for people along the eastern seaboard in the path of Hurricane Sandy.

Because we live inland, we were spared the destruction and fury that many other easterners experienced on Monday.

We have had fierce wind and rain but nothing too horrendous.  The lights flickered a few times and shut off once but came right back on again so we have been blessed.

Today, schools are still closed and we will be hunkering down again. The crock pot is filled with beef stew, the house is warm, and we are all safe and sound, so I'm grateful.  

So on to today's  post!

Isn't it fun to win a prize?  

I'm not a big winner of contests, scratch tickets or  lotteries.

As a matter of fact, I rarely win anything!

So you can imagine how excited I was when Susan, from My Mother's Apron Strings, notified me I won a giveaway on her blog!

Sure enough, a few days after her husband drew my name, a package arrived in Massachusetts from Washington state.

 Oh, it was so exciting!

The gift was nicely wrapped in a piece of silver tissue paper. 

There was a bow across the box inside, too. 

It's shown at the top of the post.

Susan also included a lovely notecard with an autumn message on the front written by Emily Bronte .

                                   Every leaf speaks bliss to me
                                   Fluttering from the autumn tree.

 Susan wrote a short note, too, congratulating me on winning! 

The gift, of course, was a sunflower necklace. Very darling.

 Thanks so much, Susan.  

You are one of the reasons I love blogland so much!



Susan said...

I love carrying on the generosity my mother showed to her friends and family during her life and of course, Kelly did as well. It's also a wonderful feeling to discover a new friend--I love blogland too:-))

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What a sweet necklace. I've been very lucky to win some amazing gifts in blogland! But the best gifts are the friendships! Hugs, Linda

Linda O'Connell said...

What a lovley fall accessory, lucky YOU.

Unknown said...

This is such a lovely gift, and I'm sure you will enjoy it for a long time to come! My most recent gift was quite unexpected, as a dear friend sent me tickets for a concert! She had to cancel her own appearance due to a job obligation, and I was MOST happy to receive such a thoughtful gift!

I'm very happy to learn that you are safe where you are, and my prayers are still with those who are facing devastation and loss.

Chatty Crone said...

Congrats - I have to tell you that was beautiful and much deserved.

The last gift I got was your lovies that I won!

And I am glad you were spared - I hate to see all that devastation there. So sad.


Ruth Kelly said...

It's your time for a gift. Wish you the best with no harm with the storm that is still raging.

Bookie said...

Lucky win for you. I grew up in Kansas so I am partial to sunflowers! Glad you are safe...

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Glad to hear all is well where you are. I just saw on the news that Hoboken NJ is under water. And a community in Queens burned down because of the high winds that caused a fire with downed electric lines. Crazy! Congrats on the giveaway win. Take care! Tammy

Nellie said...

Well, the last gift I received has to be the giveaway I won from Sharon Lovejoy! It is a marvelous book that we have already enjoyed immensely!

It is such good news to hear that you have been spared the worst and that the storm is practically over. We have minimal effects here - some wind, cooler temperatures, and snow in the mountains 1 1/2 hours away.

The sunflower necklace is a pretty addition to your jewelry collection!

xo Nellie

Red Rose Alley said...

What a nice gift from your bloggy friend. I love sunflowers, and that will look so nice on you, maybe wearing an orange looking Fall sweater. Our bloggy friends are so special, aren't they?
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

What a nice gift from your blogger friend the necklace Sunflower and the nice note.
How wonderful for you.

I am so glad you are safe that is soooo very important of all. Today I again watching on T.V and it is so heart breaking. From Sandy The Monster.
In you asking us.

I recived from this site Bloggers from a lady she mailed me a pretty Mini book.

She designed cover front and back and inside I could fill.I still have it not filled. As it was her makings. It is a gift to me. I want to keep it that way. She is a real craft lady. I was so surprised.

She asked me for my address. I gave it to her. As I have been a fan of hers it seems every time she makes things.I am astounded.

I dont think this lady never makes a mistake. Her work is of Perfection. It is her gift.

You know that saying. If someone who is pretty. Can even wear a paper bag over there head. They still look pretty. That is her and her art.

Her name is Martica Gonzalez.
You must check out her work.

Ribbons, lace. bling,bling.

She is on my list.I learned alott from her. She encourage me to go forth doing my Mini books.

I never knew what one small one looked like.

Dee said...

Congratulations on winning Susan's give away...the necklace looks to be the perfect gift for you. :)

diane.stetson said...

Oh I'm sure you will just love the necklace you won Susan...isn't great to have such fun blogfriends? I can't remember the last time I got or won anything.

Carol OurSearsKitHome said...

Congrats on your win, Susan! Last gift I was given?...I'm thinking it was something wonderful.

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