Thursday, February 12, 2009

I ♥ Giveaways!

I also ♥ blogging!

And I ♥ making these little ♥'s, teehee!!

Okay, now that I have that little bit of silliness out of my system, on with the winner of the One World One Heart giveaway! I had really planned to write all the names on bits of paper (in calligraphy no less) and drop them in a cauldron or hat, but with over 500 comments and very limited time, I decided to go the much easier, albeit boring route of using a random number generator....

And the winner is #37, gracebeading! Congrats, Grace - I'll send the little star box on it's way as soon as I have your address! It was SUCH a blessing to participate in this event, I feel like everyone's a winner on some level...and next year I'll definitely try to pull together more than one item - at 505 comments, the response was overwhelming!

While we're on the subject of giveaways, I received the beautiful yarn from the Martha's Vineyard Fiber Farm blog giveaway (supplied by Dye Dreams) the other day, and just have to share it. It's called "bouganvilla". Isn't it absolutely yummy!?

The only little snag is that it's sock yarn. And it came with a beautiful but complicated sock pattern....

Soooooooo, since my knitting skills are pretty much limited to scarves, shawls and the occasional tote, I need to sign up for a sock class. :)

And while we're on the subject of knitting (like these little segues?) how cool is this "smitten"? I found this one blog surfing....



pattern. ;)

Which brings us right back around to ♥'s.....

I have several little boxes in just that shape waiting to be painted. And since the very next post will be my 200th, AND on Valentine's Day, I'm planning a special giveaway just for collectors....because I ♥ you too!

So check back here Saturday....and remember, this one is for collectors only!

NOW I'm off to work! The little canvas with espresso sipping kitties ("Cafe Chat Noir") is very nearly finished and I can't wait to share it with you. I may even have to make a few prints of this one, not sure yet....

I'm off now, but not before wishing everyone a magical and CREATIVE Thursday!

Until next time....
♥ Carolee


*~tabby~* crooked heart art said...

congrats to grace!!!
i can't think of a more deserving person~kind and generous~
looking forward to your heart give away on saturday~
many thanks
enjoy your day
tabby :)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to Grace! That yarn is beautiful and if you are looking for a great beginner sock pattern try Beginner Socks from knitting pure and simple. Very clear explanations to teach yourself socks.

GraceBeading said...

I could dance on the rooftops right now. I'm thrilled... THRILLED I tell you. Thank you so very much!

Gail Lackey said...

Hi Carolee! Thanks for stopping by my dark little blog.
Wow!!! I love your work!! It's absoultely awesome!!!
Happy hauntings, Gail

Monkey-Cats Studio said...

Lucky Grace!...and your yarn is yummy you received!

You busy lady! Have a great weekend!

LYNDY WARD said...

Hi Carolee, great contest! I was not feeling well enough to join this year. Next year I want to give a bunch of cool collectibles away!

Your blog look's 'Marvelous Dahling' & 'Very Interesting'. Hope you'll have a lucky Friday the 13th... Just think that way, it's always been lucky for us.

Quote for all artist's & lover's of the arts:
”The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means & hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life.”
~ William Faulkner

Also wanted to wish you & yours a HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY! Thank you for checking out my latest blog post too. Those top ten economical Valentine's Day Gifts, Romantic Tips & Love Advice. are actually good tips any time!

Remember to ~ LOVE ~ HUG ~ KISS ~ everyday...

Blessings For Health, Wealth & Joy!
XOXOs, Lyndy

Kate S said...

Hey, I can barely knit a plain scarf, so I'm impressed by those socks! :)

Miss Holly said...

Fer crying out loud!! Is there anything you can't do? Knit, too... talk about multi-tasking!!