Thursday, November 11, 2010

My Incredible Winning Streak

Hey everyone,

In my last post I told you my friend Jon came bearing gifts when I was at MAAD. Before I tell you what he brought, let me just mention that my friend Weng came bearing gifts too - my tea. Yes, I'm a tea leech. I hope my friends don't think I take them for granted because sometimes I do but I hope they don't know that!!

Anyhoo, one of my pastime is participating in giveaways. In blogland, many, many, many bloggers or fabric shop owners give away stuff. All they ask of you is you leave a comment. Sometimes they demand you become a follower. But it's a small price to pay.
This year, I entered in 2 giveaways because I'm a fan of the bloggers. To my surprise I won - a brooch and cards. Technically, I did not win the brooch. Because I was thick-skinned and mentioned it was my birthday, I got the brooch anyway.

The incredible feeling I got from being lucky was so great and addictive that I went on a giveaway entering spree. I don't go looking for giveaways. I get informed. Many bloggers would publicize giveaways because it gives them an extra chance of winning. If I happen to read about one, I'll go look-see and if it's something I really, really want, then I will enter for it. I mean, if it's a zip pouch, then I'll say No Thanks because I have zip pouches coming out of my ears. Get what I mean?

So, wanna know what I've won since the cards?
Do you feel faint? Yes, I won fabric.
Yep, they're all mine. These are Red Rose Farm fabric. All I had to do to enter was write a poem about what I would do with the fabric if I won.

Oh dear, I'm feeling a little shy now. Here's what I wrote...

Be mine
Red Rose Farm
I promise to be kind
And keep you from harm
A pretty purse is what I have in mind
Oh, you gonna charm

Yes, more fabric. These are Anthology fat quarters I won next.

And I kept on winning. These are my loot. I haven't received them yet so it's just a description.
I won.....
- a handmade Brighton print pillow (I've never had a handmade pillow, that's why!)
- a twirly girl skirt pattern plus enough fabric to make it. (I'm gonna make clothes for my girl!)
- 1 awareness fabric fat quarter

Each time I won something, I just want to scream with happiness and such joy but of course with the invention of facebook, I just facebook it.

Yes, more fabric. No, I didn't win them. These are what my friend, Jon brought. His sister had sent them to me! I am such a charmer! I'm kidding. I don't know what I did to deserve such generosity.
Jon and sis. I met her at April 2010 MAAD.

This fabric is very interesting. It has "quilted" diamonds PLUS crochet lace.
This one has a nice print. I like line drawings of flowers and leaves so it's very me.

That's all I have to show you for now. I hope you are able to get a good night's sleep despite reading about my new acquisitions. Sweet dreams.


mandy said...

Give me 4 numbers to buy. Sure win one.

Jenny said...

You are very lucky Jane!

Little Blue Mouse said...

Well done! Long may your lucky streak continue.

Speckled Hen said...

Congratulations on the winning!!!
I love your poem, more please!!

Chris H said...

I love all the giveaways too... and I've won my share too! In fact I'm waiting for one from a lady in the USA right now! OH and one from Australia too. so much fun eh? Share it around is my saying. I try to do a giveaway every 6 months or so.

Dee said...

those sure are sweet prizes jane. I can't wait to see all the cool things you make with tht faabric. that unusal yellow and crochet fabric is definately calling out to be a special bag.
I finally returned to blogland after hiding out for the last little while (life got too overwhelming) and visiting your blog makes it so worthwhile. :)

Micki said...

You serve it all Jane, and just enjoy it. I love all hte fabrics that you won!

tamdoll said...

Those fabrics are gorgeous! You have the luck and the talent to make beautiful things with it all.


Sarah@PingsAndNeedles said...

Hi Jane! Your lucky streak just got luckier! I finally posted your cushion from my giveaway yesterday, so keep a lookout in your mail!

jane p said...

Thanks Sarah. I'm looking forward to the cushion!!

antmee said...

Congrats! What a wonderful win! We also win in some way because we will get to see some beautiful things made from it all!

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