Tuesday, July 01, 2008

And the Winner Is...... ME!

Today was one of those lovely mail days. The mailman delivered prizes!!! Prizes? Prizes I had really and truelly won, I never win stuff so I was stoked! A few weeks ago I entered a giveaway on Novy's blog and out of 32 comments that were left, Random.Org picked my number comment. Novy was kind enough to offer a choice of a pencil roll or an apron or a pini or a wrap dress or an Amy Butler Swing Bag which is incredibly generous! I choose the pencil roll as my girls are always carrying around pencils in the car and when we have to go somewhere that they need to amuse themselves. They arrived today and Novy had made two pencil rolls, one each for the girls! Awwww, so sweet and will save countless fights of there had been one! She also included a sweet card and a little notbook for me. Thank you Novy. :)

And also a parcel that I didn't know who was from but when I started to open it, it quickly dawned on me! Back on May the 19th, (thank goodness for dates on digital photos, hey?) I entered a competition in the Down Under Quilts magazine to win a copy of the Material Obsession book. I never, ever, ever win stuff so I sort of took the "I don't care if I don't win this competition so I am not going to play by the rules in entering" attitude. So maybe this could be a guide of how to win a competition as it worked!

I choose a large envelope, I stuck scraps around my contact details and then I wrote way more than the 25 words that they asked for to answer the question: What is your material obsession? Ahhh, a wise question indeed! My material obsession is spotty fabric, floral fabric, strippy fabric, bright fabric, tone on tone fabric, jelly rolls, charm squares, Amy Butler's new range, anything Jan Mullen touches! Fabric is an obsession that can't be restricted to 25 words! Pick my envelope please! And they picked it!

Thank you Down Under Quilts and thank you Novy! It was a great day in my mailbox today.

8 comments:

Emma said...

What a creative entry - a deserving winner!

AJ said...

Yeah Helen!!!! You rock!! What a great idea...I always mean to enter things and then forget...opps...maybe that is why I don't win...

Karen said...

Congrats on your wins Helen - ver creative entry for the book - you deserved to win it!

Cass said...

You lucky thing. Great entry by the way might be the key to winning!

Sheridan said...

Well done! What a great mail day! I think your entry deserved to win too!

Little Munchkins said...

I would never have thought of doing an entry like that. Well done...you deserve to win.

Glad to know the package I sent has arrived :)

Samantha said...

lucky, and deserving, you!

Cascade Lily said...

I can't get over how generous our fellow stitchers are! And LOL at breaking the comp rules and winning!