Friday, January 25, 2013

A winner x 2

I think 2013 just might be my lucky year.  I have won two give-aways and I couldn't be more thrilled.  And guess what?  They both arrived on the same day.  One from Spain and one from my favorite state of Wisconsin.  I feel like it is Christmas or my birthday, well actually this is a lot more special as I don't usually get presents for my birthday.  I bet you are as excited as me.  Want to have a look? I am warning you a picture laden, very happy post is to follow.


Let me introduce you to Sue of Mr. Micawber's Recipe for Happiness, if you have not met already.  Sue's blog is filled with the beauty of Wisconsin, beautiful projects and ideas for healthier living.  I am  just so thrilled to know her.  She was giving away this copy of Interweave Crochet, why do you ask is she giving away a magazine?  Not only is Sue amazing, her writing a joy to read, and her pictures beautiful, she is also the creator of the pattern on the cover of Interweave Crochet. 


This gorgeous scarf is called the Ghost Cone Scarf and frankly it is amazing.   Is there a word to describe something that is more than gorgeous?  Maybe ravishing or stunning, take your pick and that is what this scarf is.  


Inside the magazine is an even better picture if that is even possible.  Run as fast as you can to your nearest store to buy this Winter 2013 issue, it is something you will savor I promise you.

Sue also included yummy chocolate yarn.  She was including real chocolate but since I can not eat sugar she came up with this idea, I love it.  Chocolates taste good going in but then they are gone, chocolate yarn can last forever. 

 Sue also included a beautiful bracelet made from the broomstick pattern found in the scarf.  It is so beautiful.


And it fits perfectly.  Thanks so much Sue for your generosity.  Please go visit Sue and give her a big congratulations for her amazing cover on Interweave Crochet.

This wonderful package traveled all the way from Spain to my doorstep.


Another introduction is in order, meet Amanda of Crafty in the Med.  Amanda has a wonderful blog full of her life in Spain.   She is a teacher, Mother and crafter, what more could you ask for?  Amanda makes wonderful creations and takes us along her life journey in Spain, her blog is fascinating please go pay her a visit. 


Included in my fun package were so many great craft items.  There is floss and fun ribbons.  There are pin backs and little elephant charms.  

This wonderful magnet.

 

And look at this!  Amanda made this  wonderful basket.  It is the color of the sea, with beautiful opalescent stones inside.  The outside has this black trim with black beads.  It is so big and perfect, just the right size to hold yarn and a project.


And look what else was in my package, yarn, yarn and more yarn.  Beautiful self striping sock yarn and beautiful black yarn.  Oh my goodness I am so excited!  Yarn is really the best gift ever is it not? 



Amanda you have spoiled me rotten, and I am so happy!!!! Okay I know I have been using a lot of explanation points but how else can I show you how thrilled I am.  Bloggers are the best.  Where else does someone you have never met, take the time to send you something so special?  Taci sent me that fantastic sheep, by the way the pattern is up on her blog now, go and take a peek.  Sue and Amanda you are the best, I am sending you both a million thank yous for your kindness and generosity.

Happy Friday everyone, I know I am having a great one.

35 comments:

Bridget said...

Congratulations - you really did hit the jackpot! I love getting packages in the mail, and when they have such goodies inside, it's even more exciting.

Enjoy and have a wonderful weekend!

kathyinozarks said...

How exciting! I love surprises in my mailbox too-everything is so wonderful. I do not crochet but my friend does so will tell her about the magazine-I love the bracelet very much.
thanks for posting the links too, am off to visit them enjoy all your wonderful gifts hugs Kathy

Dee said...

You had a wonderful day! I've bookmarked BOTH blogs to go check.

Happy crocheting!

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

I am so glad you won...because I think you are the cats meow! :)

I can't wait to head to those blogs and read up on the adventures that await.

Ohhhhh I love the idea of chocolate colored yarn instead of chocolate (I plan to explain this to Hubs for V-day!)...you know, it's a holiday and I love yarn... :)

I am gonna have to check out that magazine...it's looks beautiful.

Congrats and enjoy your winnings dear friend. :)

Happy Friday and weekend, too. Hugs and blessings always.

busybusybeejay said...

Lucky you.Two very generous people sent you wonderful gifts.It's so exciting opening mystery parcels isn't it?happy knitting/

Kris said...

Wow Meredith..it is your lucky day!! GREAT wins!!! So fun!! Love that bracelet!!!!
Hugs,
Kris

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Wow, Meredith! You ARE the lucky one, congratulations, you deserve IT ALL! Love the bracelet the best!!
xoRobin❤

Knitting Nix said...

Wow what fabulous gifts, Christmas and birthdays all rolled into two great packages!!

Kristen said...

Score! That's a bunch of inspiration, right there. :)

kathy b said...

Mere

So many great gifts.. WOWZA.. YOu are having some luck this year. Hooray. I can't wait to see it knitted up. I LOVE the bracelet. Really amazing.
happy weekend.

Betsy said...

2013 does look to be an amazing year for you already! I love all of your goodies, especially the yarn. My philosophy is that you can never have too much yar,

Have a wonderful weekend.
Blessings,
Betsy

Betsy said...

2013 does look to be an amazing year for you already! I love all of your goodies, especially the yarn. My philosophy is that you can never have too much yarn.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Blessings,
Betsy

Jeanmarie DiTaranto said...

Lucky you! That scarf you pointed out in the magazine is wonderful. Gotta go get that issue!

Babajeza said...

Lucky you! Enjoy the gifts and the weekend. Regula

Tammy said...

Yay for you Meredith! What wonderful gifts. How great that you won Sue's giveaway. The scarf is gorgeous. And I like the little bracelet she sent. And getting Amanda's package would be like Christmas and your birthday all at once -- so many lovely items to craft with. You are gonna have to pick that hook back up again and get to work with that yarn. :) Have a wonderful weekend. Tammy

Pammy Sue said...

How fun! Blog friends are the best. Looks like you got a lot of great stuff. I will be anxiously awaiting to see your cowl. Looks like the yarn could make a big difference in how it feels and looks. This one calls for something special! I stopped my subscription for Interweave Mag. because I never made anything that was in there. Maybe it's gotten better. Enjoy your goodies.

Nana Go-Go said...

Wonderful!!!That yarn is delish! Can't wait to see what you do with it. I love the little Spanish hacienda magnet and the ribbons and the basket and...everything! I don't think the magazine is available in the UK but I love that pattern. Have a great weekend, Meredith. Lots of Love xxx

Danette said...

Congratulations Meredith!
How Fun!
And who knows ~ you may just win another one....
We will find out tomorrow :)
Danette

Crafty in the Med said...

Hi Mere

So very glad you liked the contents of my parcel.....I must say I did enjoy putting it all together for you too!


keep well

Amanda :-)

Grayseasailor said...

Meredith, you are a winner!! I am enjoying Sue's and Amanda's blogs as well.
We are back to our typical gentle rain here in Portland, but it is cold enough Mt. Hood is getting more snow, I imagine. I am working on making items for a bloggy heart swap and more cup cozies for a retreat in March.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend =)
xx,
Gracie

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

How exciting! Isn't it so much fun to get something special in the mail instead of bills?? Lucky you to win 2 giveaways and receive the gifts on the same day! I will take the time to go to each blog and check them out. In the meantime, enjoy your gifts!~Hugs,Patti

WildflowerWool said...

Wow, lucky you!

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

you have the most lovely and wonderful blog I absolutely love your felting projects. I love felting too. You have received some very beautiful gifts. Hugs judy

by Teresa said...

Wow, Mere, you are one big winner!! But you deserve it all as you're a super duper sweetheart. Enjoy all your goodies and I look forward to seeing what you make with the yarn. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

moonstruckcreations said...

Lovely goodies for a lovely blogger friend!
Helenxx

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Oh, wow!! Wonderful gifts!! I love that basket and the cowl is so beautiful it makes me want to lay down my needles for a hook! ;) Lucky girl! blessings ~ tanna

Regine Karpel said...

Congrats!
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Rose Red said...

Congratulations! Two great prizes! How exciting to design the cover pattern for IC, it is lovely.
Ad you can never go wrong with lovely yarn for a prize!

Pradeepa said...

I envy you. So many goodies in just one day! I can imagine how thrilled you are.

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

Parcels of delight! Lucky you :) I 'know' Sue and Amanda, and I couldn't agree more, such bloggers are the best :D

Thank you so much for the get well wishes Meredith :)

Claire said...

Hey Meredith I have just arrived here via Sue's blog.....congrats on your win. Two giveaways and the parcels arrived the same day......did you open them both on that day or save one for another time?
Sue is very creative and clever and I'm glad you won here giveaway, I know you'll make something wonderful with the yarn. The bracelet is lovely, it looks so nice on your wrist.......
And then you were spoilt by Amanda, no wonder you felt like it was Christmas. That blue basket is most definitely the sea....gorgeous colour and I love the magnet too. Have fun using everything.....
Aren't parcels in the mail wonderful......

Claire :}

Claire said...

Hey Meredith I have just arrived here via Sue's blog.....congrats on your win. Two giveaways and the parcels arrived the same day......did you open them both on that day or save one for another time?
Sue is very creative and clever and I'm glad you won here giveaway, I know you'll make something wonderful with the yarn. The bracelet is lovely, it looks so nice on your wrist.......
And then you were spoilt by Amanda, no wonder you felt like it was Christmas. That blue basket is most definitely the sea....gorgeous colour and I love the magnet too. Have fun using everything.....
Aren't parcels in the mail wonderful......

Claire :}

MaryMargaret said...

Lucky you! It's always nice to get surprises in the mail. I hope you've been well- I've got some serious catching up to do!

Faith said...

Lovely, lovely, so happy for you, how clever of Sue to give you chocolate yarn, I do love chocolate, but yarn has got to better right?

Elisabeth said...

Wow! You got some beautiful gifts there :) The scarf in interweave is wonderful too! xx