Tuesday, September 21, 2010

This month's winners:

I just couldn't do it.  With only 3 people entered in my giveaway, how could I possibly draw 2 names and leave just one out?  So...all 3 who commented on my blog win my first giveaway.
If you read this before I contact you, please email me at crochetsal (insert 'at' symbol) yahoo (insert 'dot') com. with your email address and your choice of prize:  either the scrubbies/cloth set or the PDF patterns (any from my site or my Etsy shop totalling up to $6.50). 

Congratulations to the winners, and thank you for entering my first giveaway!

Keep an eye on my blog for more giveaways!

Monday, September 13, 2010

A Giveaway!

To celebrate my daughter's birthday, as well as the upcoming fall season (my favorite time of year!) I've decided to have a blog giveaway.
Prize:  your choice of any of my original patterns totalling up to $6.50 max (PDF email OR snail mail), OR a set of 3 candy corn face scrubbies, est. value $5 (similar to picture, but the shades of yellow and orange may vary slightly) and a matching candy corn striped washcloth all in 100% cotton.

This is open to anyone 18 and over.
To be entered:
First, comment on my blog, telling me either your favourite thing about fall, or something you would like to see crocheted for fall or Hallowe'en.  This will get one entry.  (Please note, comments are moderated so will not show right away.  Spam and other irrelevant posts will be deleted and will not count as an entry)
Additional entries:
Following my blog will get you another entry.
Following me on Facebook will also get you another entry.
You can choose to do all 3, and receive 3 entries.  Maximum 3 entries per person.

I will keep this short and sweet, I know waiting to see if you've won can be hard!
Deadline to be eligible for entries is September 20th.  I will put all entries into a hat and will draw TWO winners September 21st, time of day depends on what shift I am working.  I will announce the winners here, and will also try to contact the winners privately.  Be sure to check back on the 21st; if your name is here and you have not received an email from me, you will be instructed as to how to contact me to claim your winnings!

How Time Flies!

First, although I loved the background my daughter had made me, I do admit, it was rather hard on the eyes so I switched to one of blogger's templates which is a little easier, still matches the 'lemonade stand' banner!

Today, my 'baby' turns 13.  I looked at a picture of my shy little toddler this morning, and wondered how she grew to be almost my height in such a short time!  But, I guess that's the way it is, always has been and doubtless always will be.  The picture beside that one is my 15 year old when she was a little over a year old.  It wasn't that long ago really that she was prancing into my hospital room after her younger sister was born, wearing pink and purple plastic shoes with a big red plastic 'gem' heart on the front.  These were, she announced proudly, her 'holiday shoes':  a dollar store item she and her dad had bought just before visiting.

I look at the pictures, and just want to hug their 13 and 15 year old selves.  But, along with the days of sheer happiness in a pair of plastic dollar store shoes, hugging time has passed, except for special occasions, which are made all that much more special by that hug.

Happy Birthday to my 'baby', love and many hugs,