Back in January I had a birthday giveaway! Penny from Sew Take a Hike was the winner! Below is a little collage of Mr. Squash (he shares winner-picking duties with Sophie) drawing a name from the bowl, the items I gave away, and the winner! Whenever I pack up the gifts and send them to the winner I always include a few extra surprises - most often one of them is chocolate --- I mean you have to have something good to eat while you're opening the package!
I got the most wonderful thank-you from Penny in the form of a winter hat she crocheted herself, some of her homemade hot chocolate mix, and homemade chocolate lollipops! I must say I never expected such a thank-you!! Penny and I have gotten to know one another much better since then. She lives in Colorado near where I lived when I was younger! I spent a lot of time in her town and loved every minute of it! I enjoy Penny's "out and about" posts which reminds me of all the fun times I had living in Colorado! She is also a very creative and gifted quilter, not to mention an incredibly generous person!
Now I would really appreciate it if you went over to Penny's blog for Part Two of the Giveaway Story to see what she did with her winnings! You're going to be so amazed...could there be another Giveaway???
I have several small sewing projects currently in the works. Nothing is really at any stage of showing, so instead check out this photo of part of my cottage garden from yesterday afternoon. It was a gorgeous day!