Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Blog give aways, blogs and a present.

Happy Tuesday everyone.  I am so excited to be all done with my work, paper work and cleaning for today, now I have time to catch up with all of you.  Monday's and Wednesday's are a bit draining for me so it is nice to be able to catch my breath on Tuesday's.

As you know I love reading blogs, well I guess that is something we have in common if you are reading this right now.  I have been reading a blog that I think you will find fascinating, Wellies, Crochet and Cows.  I thought I would give a little shout out to Ellie who writes this beautiful blog.  She has such a fascinating life, and she loves crochet, what more could you ask for in a blog?  Please pop over and give her a big , "Hello" from me.

Two of my dear blogging friends are each having a give away.  I thought you might want to pop over and pay them a little visit, especially if you are feeling lucky. 

First we have my wonderful friend Kathy at Kathyinozark's.  Kathy is retired and now busier than ever living a wonderful life where she weaves, quilts, makes hand dyed fabrics, and makes soaps and scrubs.    Kathy is having an Autumn give away where she is giving away four special prizes.  I am sure you don't want to miss out. Kathy also has a beautiful etsy shop that I am sure you will want to stop by and visit when you are on her blog

Second is my equally wonderful friend Judy over at C J Stitching and Blooms.  She is an amazing artist who works with stitching, beads, yarn and fabric.  Judy grows a gorgeous garden in western Michigan, and if you remember I grew up in Michigan, not on the beautiful side of the state that Judy resides in, so I am a bit jealous of her. Right now Judy is participating in The Wool Lover's Blog Hop and is giving away three special prizes to mark her blogging anniversary.  Please pop over and leave a comment so you too are in the running for one of her special prizes.

And for more blogging news I have to send out a huge thank you to Bridget at The Ravell'd Sleave.  I am one of the winners of her blog give away and I am just thrilled.  You see I knew I had been one of the winners, but I was not sure when the package would arrive.  Yesterday when I got home from my very long day there was the package in the mail!  Well we know how much we all love a package from a blogging friend.  I was so excited but wanted to wait until today to open it up so I had time to really enjoy it.  Bridget had been going through some of her knitting supplies and decided to give some of them away.  Well let me tell you I think we need to take her temperature and make sure she is feeling well because this is what she sent me.


Can you even imagine how happy I feel right now?  Vogue Knitting Scarves, The Best of Knitter's Shawls and Scarves and this beautiful, beautiful wool.


The wool is Spirit Trail Fiberworks, one-of-a-kind hand-painted yarns and fibers.  It is made from 85% Polwarth and 15% silk.  It is in the colorway Sorbet and believe me that is an appropriate name.  It is 600 yards of Strawberry yummieness.   I swear I want to eat it for desert.


Bridget also sent this lovely bar for Max.  It is gluten free which is fantastic as my dear boy can not have wheat.  I am hiding it right now because Max can smell peanut butter a mile away, he will be relentless with me once he gets a whiff of it.

Please pop over and give Bridget a visit.  She lives in beautiful Philadelphia, one of my favorites cities, with her husband, her dog Dug and three cats.  She is an amazing knitter.  You will be in awe I promise you.  Thanks you so much Bridget for your generosity. I am tickled pink.

I would say I have had a lot of luck lately with yarn gifts.  I am very grateful for all the beautiful yarn I have received.  I want to spread my happiness by giving you all a chance to win some fun things so please pop by and visit Kathy and Judy and comment on their blogs so you too have a chance to win something wonderful too.

Have the best day.

27 comments:

Bridget said...

I am so thrilled that you like your package - even though we have never met, it just said, "Meredith" to me!

Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy - you and sweet Max, and thank you for the sweet words.

Off to see your other friends' blogs ...

Dee said...

I'll be around to check those blogs. I have just started reading Briget's blog.

The gifts from her look wonderful! Congrats.

Lap Dog Knits said...

thank you Meredith...you ALWAYS leave the sweetest of comments on my blog....(I'm hugging you now)

good luck to others on winning a gift..my cup is overflowing with yarn so I'm sending along double the chances for someone else to win...

what I really should do is put together a gift myself for someone..hum?? I think I have an idea..

thank you for being such a sweetheart!!

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Oh such lovely gifts. Thanks for the links.

So very sweet that Max was included, too!

Blessings to you always sweet friend

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Hi Meredith, Wow, I guess I need to visit a few blogs, maybe I will be lucky! Lovely yarn and pattern for you! So nice to visit you and having some free time for me too!
xoRobin

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

Hello Meredith,

Congratulation, what a lovely gift you won. I am sure you will make something wonderful with the lovely yarn. Even Max got a wee one too..Lucky Max.

Thanks for mentioning the Wool Lovers blog hop and My 7th year of Blogging Giveaway.. Much appreciated.. Hugs Judy

Joy said...

What a beautiful gift Meredith - and you deserve it too for spreading your lovely energy so sweetly around blogland! I can hardly wait to see what you make with that gorgeous yarn!
Thank you for the links, I'll be having a look - I already know Judy and am in there with a chance - or two!
Wishing you a fantastic week!
Warm hugs, Joy xo

Kris said...

Hi Meredith. I am in catch up mode here too. What a lucky girl you are to win such a great prize!! And I can hardly wait to go check out the blogs you mention! I love to find new blogs!!!
Oh, love the previous post too! And lucky Max, getting a little gift as well!!
xo Kris

ColourMeCrochet said...

How lovely to come home to a special gift after a hard day at work. I'm not sure I would of been able to wait to open it.
The gifts seem so thoughtful too, especially Max's pressie.
Shawls and scarfs for everyone next year then :)
Take care
Sally xxx

kathyinozarks said...

what a wonderful gift you received in the mail-how fun-and love your yarn! thank you so much for the link to me and wonderful review for me too-big hugs Kathy

Elizabeth said...

That is a lovely gift! Congratulations and thank you for the sweet comments on my post.

Olga said...

Congratulations on winning such a wonderful gift.

by Teresa said...

The reason you are winning so many things is because you have excellent karma from all the wonderful things you give away so selflessly. I will go check out your blog friends. Have fun with that gorgeous yarn!
((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Jennifer said...

What a lovely giveaway you won. You definitely deserve it, my friend! I will check out all of the blogs you suggested, since I know you have excellent taste. :)

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Bearutiful color yarn!! Have fun!

Betsy said...

Such wonderful gifts! Lucky you Meredith. You are obviously one special lady to receive such lovely yarny things. And Max will be very happy too.
Blessings,
Betsy

Ellie said...

This is such a lovely post. I'm really loving that wool! It looks amazing!
Thankyou so much for the mention
xxxx

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

What a wonderful giveaway prize, and it couldn't have gone to a nicer knitter, or a nicer dog :)

I'm having a knitty giveaway too Mere that you might like to enter :)

Petunia Pill said...

Indeed, a lovely present in your mailbox! Love that shade of red! And the treat for Max! How sweet was that? My babies go crazy for spinach and kale! Oh.....my....goodness! Craziness ensues when either item is on the counter for preparation! It's Wednesday...hang in there! Hugs your way...

Annaboo said...

What beautiful coloured wool and fabulous books to keep you busy, too!
It's always nice to have some new blogs to look at, so off I go to visit your recommendations...!
Wishing you a happy and not too hectic Wednesday,
Sarah x

Pammy Sue said...

Such a fun package and a beautiful color of yarn! Aren't bloggie friends just the best? YOU have the best day too!

kathy b said...

Great yarn!!!!! Great win. IM headed over to the other's blogs!!! I love to find a new one to visit and a giveaway is even better!

linda said...

Congratulations Meredith, what lovely gifts, I love the colour of the yarn, can't wait to see what you make with it. :)

Linda said...

HELLO, OH BEAUTIFUL YARN!
THANKS FOR SHARING!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

Grayseasailor said...

What lush yarn, Meredith! I am so glad you won it, and am very curious to see what beautiful creation you will make with it :) Now I am off to check out your friends' blogs!
Gracie xx

gaia said...

Lovely blogs, lovely yarn. I loved the red colour so much; such a vibrant colour for autumn...

Ladybird Diaries said...

What a lovely giveaway! Bloggers are the best.
M x