Parting was difficult--especially with the artisan cheeses (this time Spring Onion Jack and Havarti). I buy them in double-sized blocks from Sam's and cut 'em up for use (lately omelettes!). We're bigtime cheese lovers, so it was, "Well...maybe I could eat it! Yeah, sure, if we eat it all now it'd be fine! Probably..." Now, Stitchers, even if it had escaped the Evil Influence--eating all that cheese alone would have made us sick, lol!! :D :D :D
The good news is that our Penny-wise Landlord instantly agreed to replace it (not technically legally required by the state), and so a new one is on order as it's a special size (24"w x 58"h). The other good news is that I get to eat the pumpernickle bread (with peanut butter!) we picked up at the store last night--a definite Off-The-Wagon Treat!
This morning, I woke up to find that the chilly weather turned to rain, so I decided it's the perfect time to shake off these doldrums and get on with the Giveaway I've been planning for some time!
A month or two ago, while pining for spring simplicity, I stitched up this biscornu freebie from The Floss Box! I had such a great time that I made two--would you like to add one to your collection?
Just to be clear, this is an "Heir and a Spare" situation--one for me, one for you. So, only one will be sent out. I'll be picking the winner from the comments section, so just mention you'd like to join. :D (No hoops to jump through :)
There is one condition, however: I don't like the idea of the labor of my snail-speed stitching going to someone I've never heard from before and won't hear from again after, so I must recoginze you in order for you to win.
You don't have to be a regular commenter or my close pal--If you're not *sure* I know you, well, enter anyway. If you're drawn, and I can't recall you by name right off I'll have a look at your blog. If I've seen it before even in my wanderings, You Win! :D If not, I'll quietly draw another name. :D
And, because it's just too sad for new-comers to the party to be left out in the cold, I'm also giving away a second prize that Absolutely Anyone is Eligible to Win:
The Chart-only for Bent Creek's Redbird Sampler! I actually won this for the New Year Start giveaway hosted by the Generous Jolene--my first win ever! Oh, I was so thrilled--made my Christmas! This is a FUN stitch, and I hope you'll enjoy it as much as I did!
The Fine Print:
• Comment on this post for entry through Midnight on Tuesday, 18 May 2010.
• Winners will be drawn and announced sometime Wednesday (Yay for Midweek Cheer!)
• PLEASE Do Not type your email addy out in the comments as it's a GREAT way for SpamBots to acquire it. If I don't know the winner's contact info and it's not on their blog page, I'll ask for it at that point.
Good Luck! :D
Stitchers are the kindest people; you hear it again and again, and I really owe so many of you so much! Much more than my stitchy fingers could ever produce, more than even a pocket deeper than mine could hold, so since there's no way I can keep up with paying it back, I'm paying it forward in my own small way. Especially, this biscornu is made and given in honor of those who've been kind to me and extended their friendship even as a Nobody when I was first starting out--Myra, Edgar, BeckySC, Terri (of Raised by Poodles), Nicole, Annemarie, Sharon (of X-stitch Happy), Deb (Thread Gatherer), and so many others! Everyone, Thank you! I'm having such a good time making things, and enjoying your handworks as well through your blogs!
Yours in Thankfulness and Fun,