I don't have fireflies in my garden - which is a shame... only cats, bees, a dog and the odd dragonfly!! So please settle down with a cuppa, put your feet up and enjoy!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Giveaways Wins!

Hello again!  What's this I hear you say, 2 posts in as many days!  (Well, truth be known it is really 2 posts in 1 day... I have just cheated and used the post options to schedule this post to pop up in your readers at 9am Saturday morning!  I do so love that feature :o)

Ok dear readers, so what's this title about - more Giveaway Wins for me!  Yep, that's right this lucky little doer has won not one but two giveaways this week!!

Firstly, I had an email from Nancy at The Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe.  Nancy has had a number of giveaways running which I have been entering in an attempt to win some of her gorgeous hand-dyed threads, kits, etc.  Well, guess what - I won!!  So what did I win - I won part of Nancy's Valentine's Day giveaway - 10 skeins of lovely hand-dyed floss.  Ooh, I so can't wait to see this turn up in the post box.  I will have to put my thinking cap on and try and find the perfect projects to stitch with these special threads.  Thank you Nancy.

So after doing a happy dance about the lovely floss from Nancy, I then had an email from Mary Joan at Mary Joan Stitching.  Mary Joan had a giveaway to celebrate her 4th Blogoversary.  The giveaway was a selection of 7 lovely charts/booklets from her stash.  And yes!  I won this one too....  Oh my goodness, double happy dance!  There are some lovely Christmas charts in the stash additions she is sending which I can't wait to get my hands on!  Thank you so much Mary Joan.

How excited am I this week - two giveaway wins and two delightful packages on their way to my little post box.  February has been a good month :o)

I have been thinking about a giveaway myself but so far I haven't come up with a cunning plan.... but in the stew and fog that is supposed to be my brain an egg of a plan is beginning to hatch!  So as they say in all the good editorials - watch this space.  I just can't guarantee how long you will have to watch for?!?!!?

Now speaking of giveaways, I have been updating my sidebar with giveaways as I see them, but I am a bit behind with my blog maintenance this month so I think I have missed one or two... sorry.  But hopefully I can get back to regular maintenance plan soon!  I know that there are some great giveaways out there at the moment - Nancy at The Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe has regular giveaways and currently has a couple of different ones going on as we speak.

Remember I mentioned that Kaye from Kitten Stitching did a post where she asked everyone what she was dressed up like and I had guessed correctly that she looked like a Gondolier.  Well, the little gift arrived from Kay this week.  She sent me a lovely Laura Ashley shopping bag, a Lizzie Kate chart, and 2 momento's from her trip to Hawaii.  So sweet - thank you so much Kay.  I will enjoy using them all and think of you often :o)

Lovely gift from Kay (Kitten Stitching)
As I mentioned in an earlier post, Hubby and I recently treated ourselves to an iPhone.  It was a toss up between an iPhone or an iPad and as I wanted one too.... it ended up being 2 iPhones!!  Which now means that I have the means to read blogs on my way to and from work.  Which I have been doing through this wonderful app called "Byline'.  I found out about this app from another blog and it is so good.....  Now the reason I mention this is because on a couple of blogs there was mention of a competition to show photos of funny places that your pets have been found sleeping.  For the life of me though I can't remember who's blog I read it on... so I will do some research over the weekend and find out and then update this post...

But... while at the moment I don't have a photo to hand of some strange places I have found the cats asleep - like Oscar curled up in the bathroom sink in the middle of the night! - I do have a couple of photos that I took of Felix on Friday.  I had the feather duster out as I was doing some dusting - now please don't fall off your chairs - yes I did do some dusting!  Housework and I don't agree with each other but occasionally we do have to live and work together!!

I had finished wrapping the duster around the venetian blinds a few times and came into the kitchen to make a much needed cup of tea and left the duster on the kitchen bench.  Next time I saw it, the duster was on the floor with the tea towel and Felix was playing with it..... and subsequently sneezing!

I so need to brush my cat!
I have no idea what he thought the duster was but it was fun watching him for the 10 mins or so that he played with it.  But after that the dust got too much for him and he ignored the duster while he sneezed and sneezed and kept on sneezing!  Poor thing - last time he cuddles a feather duster!

Well that's it for another post!  Hopefully March will be a month of more regular posts and blog maintenance and lots more stitching!

Til next time, happy stitching


Catherine said...

Congrats on your goodies! What a cute kitty - too funny about the sneezes!

cucki said...

wow congratulations for winning the giveaways..
lucky girl..
great goodies from kaye :)
aww cute kittyy..
enjoy your goodies..have fun..
love cucki xx

Kaisievic said...

Hi Noni,

You have been lucky - so nice to win some giveaways. So glad that you liked my gifts. The funny pet photo competition is on Nicola's blog, Stitching by the Cornish Seashore. You will find her blog on my sidebar if you want to link to it easily.

hugs, Kaye xoxox

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

I came to direct you to Nicola too! I'm so looking forward to this competition and seeing all the cute pics.

Valma said...

Woow, you have a lucky star upon your head those times =D
Enjoy everything you won...
Happy for you
big hugs