Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Getting "lucky"...

...although I really don't believe in luck. I like the saying, "In a Christian's life, there are no accidents, only incidents." So how else to put it? I know - I was incredibly blessed by random acts of kindness and generosity last month! My number was drawn for prizes in three of the blogs I follow, and I received a veritable treasure chest of goodies!

The first is from an Etsy seller from whom I bought some superwash fiber years ago. My prize from her give-away is a creative smorgasbord:
Besides some hand-dyed superfine Merino, there is a scarf, a knitting book, an art book ('Twas the Night Before Christmas; now a permanent part of our Christmas decorations), some jewel-like stitch markers, a package of little felted balls, some scrubby foot soap, and two flavored fortune cookies. See what I mean about a smorgasbord?

The second is from Dianne of Sheep Dreams in Kentucky:
I am in awe of Alice Starmore's books and patterns, so hardly dared hope I might be chosen to win her Fisherman's Sweaters, plus a bunch of yarn in colors I love. But win I did, and knit I will! I think those three skeins of bulky variegated wool might be just perfect for the Oregon vest I've been wanting to make....

The third is a Pay It Forward de-stash from blogpal Theresa down in southern Oregon. Theresa is a faithful supporter of non-profit animal shelters, and asks those who win her frequent give-aways to donate to their favorite cause. Since one of our local animal shelters has a gift shop, I thought I'd knit some or all of these yarns into accessories for the gift shop to sell. It will be fun figuring out what to make!

That's it for now from . . .

12 comments:

SweetMissDaisy (Anna Wight) said...

Fun stuff!

~~Sittin.n.Spinnin said...

How wonderful for you! Very nice :)

Kelly Bartels said...

Wow, that is fantastic. And it couldn't happen to a nicer person. Enjoy.

Michelle said...

Thank-you! I almost didn't post about my "embarrassment of riches," but want to acknowledge the generosity of others. Besides, some of these things are perfect for people I know, so will be re-gifted when the time comes.

thecrazysheeplady said...

What a great idea for a Pay It Forward! Great giveaways :-D.

Nancy K. said...

Awesome prizes! Congratulations!

Ruth @ Hope, Joy and Faith Farm said...

Congratulations and enjoy! Isn't it fun when things run in groups like that?

Tina T-P said...

Wow! What a haul - (In a good way, that is) What fun you'll have making things with all that nice new string! :-) T.

P.S. Thanks for your kind comments on Sinda.

Theresa said...

Ohh, you did score! Nice give-aways all of them. :) It will be an absolute pleasure to see what beautiful things you create in the coming months.
Alice Starmore books are great!

Leigh said...

Wow, Michelle, what fun! Lots of lovely yarns. I assume the creative wheels are turning? :)

Sharon said...

Congratulations! That's a lot to process - you have many projects ahead of you, as if you didn't already :)

Ruth @ Hope, Joy and Faith Farm said...

I need your help. We got called to foster a sheep today that was found tied to a electric pole in a neighboring town. His picture is in my blog. I'm sure he's a fiber breed, just not sure what kind and my sheep books are all packed away right now while I reorganize. He has a bad rope burn that I'm gonna doctor up. I'm thinking a tetanus vaccine and a dose of penicillin plus some antibiotic ointment. Anyway, if you could help me with his breed, I'd appreciate it.