Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Oh Lucky Me

It all started at the beginning of August.

I’d been wandering around blog-land, hopping here, skipping there, and I came to rest on Shona Cole’s blog ‘An artful Life’. Not only is Shona amazingly talented, and the author of a book called ‘The Artistic Mother’, but she often likes to give away a hand-made something to a random follower of her blog.

She has 750 followers, so that’s a lot of folk to choose from.

And at the beginning of August my name came out of the virtual bag, and she sent me this lovely little notebook all the way from Texas!




This was such a surprise as I usually have notoriously bad luck with competitions. So here is a late little post to say ‘thank you Shona’, and to point the way to her lovely blog. She does fantastic arty projects with her children, and I also am in deep love with her kitchen.

Shona’s blog: An Artful Life

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August continued on its merry way. I blogged, pondered how best to wrap tea-cups from my own contest, virtually pottered here, virtually pottered there, and came across Melanie’s lovely blog ‘Melanie’s Musing’. She posts excellent reviews of all the books she reads, and was holding a swag giveaway.

Well, who can resist swag? Not me, not me. I entered. And won! Look at all these book-marks and goodies, coming my way from Florida!



So here is a late little post to say ‘thank you Melanie’ and to urge you all to pay her a visit, too. She’s back at school now and could no doubt do with some new followers to cheer her up. At least, that would be the very least of what I’d need if I was back in school.

Melanie’s blog: Melanie’s Musing

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Maybe it’s contest karma, I thought, as I sent off parcels to America (Karen and VR Barkowski) and around the UK (Pen and Paints and Music Obsessive). And so I did some writing, some blogging, and then as August began ticking into September I popped into one of my favourite blogs, Pretty Far West, and saw there was a Pretty Amazing Giveaway.

Ooo! I thought. So I entered. And won!



So here is a ‘bang on the minute’ post to say ‘thank you Mise, and thank you Mise’s sister’ (who made the gorgeous necklace), and to point the way to Pretty Far West. I always enjoy my visits, and think her witty style is rubbing off on me every time I spend rather a little too long pondering the perfect sofa.

Mise’s blog: Pretty Far West

So with these three lovely prizes the notorious bad luck has well and truly been banished – hoorah! Thank you so much. I am hoping this signifies a turning point!

22 comments:

Robin said...

You must be doing something right. You have won some fabulous items. Maybe you should buy a lottery ticket....

The Words Crafter said...

Wow, congratulations on all your winnings!!! Your prizes are fabulous, btw. Good for you!

Old Kitty said...

Yay!! What a fab August and start to September!! And what brilliant prizes - all of them beautiful! Yay!!! Methinks you're on a roll!! Good for you!!

Take care
x

Joanna St. James said...

you lucky duck, as an official August baby I know there is something extremely special about it

A Certain book said...

I am jealous. I never win anything. Boo hoo hoo! But I am so wrapped for you and what gorgeous prizes. :)

Medeia Sharif said...

Congrats. Enjoy your goodies.

Ann said...

A blog giveaway arrived for me this morning - it's a fabulous feeling... have been reading back through your book reviews - very handy for my resolution to read better this year = wish I'd found you earlier! It was Mise's giveaway that led me here...

Marguerite said...

Congrats on your good luck! I love all three prizes! They are just lovely! Also, thanks for the introductions, I will visit them, soon.

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hey Jayne
Congrats on all your wins!!! If you are feeling extra lucky... I have a giveaway at present too... end Friday...
but I suspect wins come in threes!! hahaha

Lovely stash you got away with!! Have a great week.. xxx Julie

Aubrie said...

Wow, congrats on winning those lovely prizes! Looks like your luck has turned around!

Carolyn V. said...

Wow! Congrats Jayne!

Natascha Nichole said...

Congratulations on your winnings! Lucky girl!

KarenG said...

You are lucky! And you won Mise's necklance? Omigosh I wanted that one. It's gorgeous. To be picked out of a cast of 750 is truly amazing. Next up, a welcome letter from an agent!

Happy Frog and I said...

How fantastic is that?! If you are going to win, might as well with 3 times! I hope you enjoy all the lovely goodies. :-)

Nicole MacDonald said...

beautiful necklace, greens my fav colour :)

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mise said...

Lucky you indeed! I hope the good fortune rolls on and you get to wear your necklace to tv interviews, book-signings and for literary award acceptance speeches.

Jules said...

Congrats on the prizes, seems your luck has changed :)

The only thing I have ever won was tickets to a canceled concert :D
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Talli Roland said...

Look at you and your luck! That is some pretty amazing karma going on there for sure. Great prizes - you deserve them. :)

Catherine A. Winn said...

Congratulations! The prizes are wonderful, now, maybe a trip to a casino is in order:)

Jennie Bailey said...

Congratulations! Those are some great prizes! I absolutely adore that notebook. Thanks for including the links so that we can wander over there and take a gander as well!

Terri Tiffany said...

Wow-- that was some month:) All your gifts were great!

Madeleine said...

Good for you, must be in your stars. Hope the good luck continues. Love the pics of your swag,too.:O)