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Thursday, 20 November 2008
The day just got better!

When the mailman knocked the door this morning I didn't get overly excited as I was expecting some things I had ordered online for Christmas gifts. I signed for the packages and took them through to the kitchen. I sorted out the mail and opened a couple of letters and then turned to the packages. The first was some books I had ordered for gifts - not that exciting but the second was from Sonda in Oregon and inside was this beautiful fob which I had won on her blog giveaway. It's very pretty in lovely shades of pink and green. Thank you Sonda, I love it and maybe I now have a great excuse to buy some pink scissors!

The next package was from Anne in France as I was lucky enough to win the giveaway on her blog too and, not only did Anne send me the chart I had won, she also enclosed two tiny pink envelopes with instructions not to open them until I had read her card. So, being the good girl I am, I read the card first and then opened the pink envelopes. Inside the first envelope was a gorgeous skein of pink thread and, inside the other, a packet of lovely buttons. Thank you Anne - so sweet of you.

And then I turned to a fairly ordinary package ...

... and inside was a letter telling me that I had won second prize in a competition that I had entered and enclosed an iPod Touch! Oh my ... I was so excited ... I jumped around for a bit and then I just had to tell someone so I rang my son - no reply! OK so I rang my daughter - no reply! So I rang my close friend Sue who was coming to see me for a finishing class today and I think she thought I had gone mad as I babbled on about my win! I often wonder how I would react if I won the lottery but knowing now how I reacted to winning this iPod, I think I would be uncontrollable!

Sue came down later with her stitched piece which I showed her how to finish as an ornament and she made a really beautiful job of it. I suppose I should have taken a picture to post but forgot. She is now going to stitch a piece for a tiny Christmas needleroll so once she is ready we will have another finishing class.

I have been stitching some tiny Christmas needlerolls too but as these are gifts I will not be able to post photos for a while as I know the recipients read my blog. 

Thank you for visiting
Take care

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  • On 20 November 2008 at 17:43, Blogger angelasweby

    Wow Carol,
    What an exciting day, no wonder you have been bobbing and babbling...haha!
    An i pod touch my what a prize. More worthy of being a first prize I'd have thought, I'm sure both your son an daughter will be sad they weren't there to hear the exciting news first thing but I'm sure they'll be quick to pop round to see it :>)

    The scissors fob is so pretty and the package from Anne is lovely too, what gorgeous colours the thread looks wonderful.

    Maybe you SHOULD do the lottery this week as you are obviously on a winning streak :>)
    Hugs, Angela

  • On 20 November 2008 at 18:22, Blogger valerie

    Wow, what a fantastic mail day! How come you always win blog giveaways and I never do?! ;-) You are one lucky lady!

    Hey, can I sign up for a finishing class?! One day, when I get to the UK, we will have to have three days together. One day to chat over the excitement of finally meeting, one day to see the area you live in and another for you to show me all your cool and fancy finishing tricks. One day...

  • On 20 November 2008 at 18:30, Blogger Michele B.

    My goodness what a day! Can I have your postman? I would love to know what the first prize was in that contest if an iPod Touch was the runner up. It couldn't have happened to a nicer person. Your HOE exchange is so clever. I enjoy seeing the different finishes you come up with.

  • On 20 November 2008 at 18:50, Blogger staci

    Congrats on all the fabulous mail!!! You've received some wonderful goodies...enjoy!

  • On 20 November 2008 at 20:31, Blogger Theresa

    What a wonderful mail day!!!!!
    Those are some fabulous win~~

  • On 20 November 2008 at 21:47, Blogger Shelleen

    wow you have some great wins. Just how did you win the ipod though.

  • On 20 November 2008 at 23:38, Blogger Vonna

    That's a right stellar mail day isn't it?! That iPod Touch is awesome! ENJOY!!!

  • On 21 November 2008 at 01:32, Blogger WendyJo

    What a great mail day indeed Carol! Enjoy all your new goodies!!

    Wendy Jo

  • On 21 November 2008 at 02:02, Blogger Melissa

    Congrats, Carol! You are on a winning streak. No leprachaun lurking in your teacup? Definitely get a lotto ticket. You never know! Have fun with your goodies!

  • On 21 November 2008 at 03:02, OpenID linenstitcher2

    Congrats to you! Lovely stitchy gifts plus an iPod Touch. My, oh my, were you ever lucky today!!

  • On 21 November 2008 at 03:53, Blogger Cindy F.

    Wow! You are indeed a very lucky lady! Winning 3 fun prizes!! and such wonderful goodies:)
    That fob is too cute! and what a great chart, floss and buttons!
    And an iPod!! Good for you:) ~~HAPPY DANCE~~

  • On 21 November 2008 at 06:20, Blogger Rowyn

    What a fantastic mail day you had.

    Congrats on winning an iPod Touch, you lucky lady.

  • On 21 November 2008 at 11:27, Blogger Karol

    What a great mail day! Congrats on the win.

  • On 21 November 2008 at 21:52, Blogger tammie

    what a day i cannot believe your wonderfull prizes you won and the the ipod touch leigh and i have never really understood what they are meant for though.. we assume they are for music and videos perhaps you could explain more lol.. well done

    the scissor fob is gorgoeus and so too is the other package well done.. try the lottery i would lol

  • On 22 November 2008 at 13:03, Blogger Yuko

    Hi SMILe!
    I just have got back from my short trip!
    You are so lucky enough to won so much giveaway or presents!!
    You should buy more lottery and if you've won you can come over here to see your SDIL!! :D

  • On 22 November 2008 at 18:00, Blogger Dani - tkdchick

    Wow! What an amazing mail day!!!

  • On 24 November 2008 at 19:47, Blogger Michele

    woo hoo! what a lucky lucky girl you are! Love the fobs :)

  • On 24 November 2008 at 22:27, Blogger Irene

    WOW what an awesome mail day ! The scissor fob looks great !