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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

A Win...A Finish...And A New Read!!!

My luck is running with me...and I have scored another Giveaway Win over at Andrea's!!!
The prize is this Ella & Skysie Designs Table Runner Pattern...
just perfect to adorn the table...
along with a surprise tucked in...
Good ol' Cadbury Dairy Milk Rocky Road
and this very cute Octopus Bookmark!!!

...I HAVE JUST DRAWN THE NAME FROM THE BOWL WITH THE EVERY FRIENDLY CHARLIE BIRD AS MY ASSISTANT AND SHE DREW YOUR NAME...
Here's a pic of the ever friendly Charlie Bird that drew my name out..
Good on you Charlie Bird!!!
And Thank You so much Andrea...it was a pleasure entering your giveaway!!!

Going great guns here...another finish...a Cathy Penton needlecase
using gorgeous soft colours...old white linen on the front with stitchery...

olive green wool felt inside...

Needlecase opened up showing back and front...
all tied up with ribbon...

Just had to show this...a great find
I had recently purchased a Penguin version of Peter Mayle's A Year in Provence
and then was so thrilled to come by this...
The Provence Trilogy...
containing A Year in Provence...Toujours Provence...and Encore Provence!!!
Peter and his Wife bought a 200 year old farmhouse in the Luberon...
their year begins with a marathon lunch and continues with a host of gastronomic delights...
in Toujours Provence Peter again picks up knife, fork and glass and continues where A Year in Provence left off...
Sounds like I'm going to be transported to Provence and the pleasures of Provencal life!!!
Peter Mayle's idyllic portrait makes you almost taste the wonderful food and wine, feel the sun and balmy breezes...Sunday Express
Sounds pretty good to me!!!

16 comments:

MichCherie said...

Omg your bird is adorable!! What beautiful colours :)

Alice's Aunt said...

Congratulations on your win!!!

When you said "a new Read," I was in hopes it was fiction. {As I'm still looking for something even-sort-of, like 'Twilight.' -smile-] But it's a compilation of Mayle's work. Which is super, even though it's not what I was looking for.

Enjoy!

'Alice's Aunt'

Kath said...

I just adore that needle case. I really should make one, my needles are in an old tin right now! Well done on winning the giveaway, what lovely prizes. I don't think we have Rocky road in England, but I'll be looking for it tomorrow Ha Ha...love Kath www.railwaycottage.blogspot.com

The Faerie Queen said...

Oh the bird is just so cute, and I love the needlecase. hugz xxx

Mildred said...

I love it all Dzintra. Congrats to you on your win.

Notjustnat said...

OMG Dzintra, another win for you! What a lucky ducky!!! Lovely present too. I love your needle case and the book too. I must have a look at my library to see if we have it!

Fer said...

Well done! A sweet little win.

Your needle case is lovely too.

Cathy Louise said...

Well you did such a gorgeous job my friend...It brings back the fondest memories making those little kits up for my customers...I do miss it in a way but I also love what I do now....Take care Cathy xx

Bev C said...

Hello Dzintra. Lovely needlecase.love the use of colours.The pattern you won looks like a good one. Have fun stitching it. Books about Provence are just so good to read.They make you want to book a flight and jet of there. Enjoy your reading. Happy days.

Cattinka said...

You are so lucky, what a beautiful tablerunner! I like your needlecase ist looks so delicate!
KATRIN W.

a good yarn said...

You do have a lucky streak. Well done! I think the ticking on the needlecase really makes it. Enjoy your book. Ann :)

Alice's Aunt said...

Dear Dzintra,
You asked if I've read the adult novel by Stephenie Myer - 'The Host.' Yes, I got it out of the library when it first came out, and read it.

Since you've not read yours yet, I'll save discussion, till after you've read your copy. I don't like to influence people, for or against a book they've purchased. It's totally up to them, to form their own conclusions.

Then we can discuss.

Btw, are you a fan who would like to see the 'Bella' & 'Edward' actors [Kristen and Rob] be a couple in real life? If so, it's time to watch reports from Comic Con, which begins July 23. My main source for these reports will be Robsten Lovers Blog. Just saying... :-)

Hugs,
'Alice's Aunt'

Micki said...

Congrats on the win! You got some lovely things!

Micki

Stina said...

Congreatulations...:o) Its fun to win ... isnt it??? :o)
I love the needle case...absolutely LOVE it... have to get me that pattern.. sooo sweet..:o))

DAWNIE said...

How unusual and beautiful - lucky you

Cindy F. said...

What a sweet birdie!!
Your needlecase is amazing!! Beautifully finished:)
Congrats on your exciting win too!!

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