Tuesday, 22 July 2008

Gorgeous Gifts and a Giveaway

Hello again everyone! Thanks for all your lovely comments on my last post - they were all greatly appreciated. Ironically that rather pathetic post was also my 200th so in true bloggy fashion I will be having a giveaway but more of that later.

Far more exciting news (as far as I'm concerned!) is this wonderful parcel of goodness that arrived today from Val at Dottycookie.

I was dashing out of the door to take Dorothy to some Manga art classes at our local library when the postie arrived so I had to grab my parcel and run - which meant I couldn't squeak as loudly as I wanted when I opened my beautiful quilt

isn't it amazing?

and in her note Val said "I have cheated a little bit with the extras" - too right she did!

The parcel was full to bursting with all these amazing goodies for me (and I promise to share the chocolate with Mr Locket but he can keep his hands off my fabric and trimmings!) I think I am most excited about the little hedgehog button - it is amazingly neat and intricate - I'm going to have to design a picture around it I think!

And then there were individual parcels for the little Lockets too! Val had made some of her gorgeous crocheted and beaded hairbands for the girls - which they have been wearing ever since - and this lovely pencil case with pens in for Fred. They were really delighted.

Thank you Val - you have been incredibly generous and your parcel made us all very happy!

So moving on to my 200th post giveaway. I have decided to follow Jodie's excellent example and do a "retrospective giveaway" so anyone who commented on my last post has been entered in the pot for a chance to win some crafty supplies - sorry it's not a handmade something but you all know why that is!

So I put everyone's names in a pot and let the littlest Locket do the picking - well that's what I was going to do but the little Lockets started arguing about who was going to choose so I got Mr Locket to do it instead - and out came

So Anna I will check and see if I still have your address and will get your parcel sent out in the next couple of days - I hope you find the things useful!

Lucy x


silverpebble said...

That quilt is really gorgeous and look at all those other magic goodies! What a great idea to have everyone make labels for the back of the quilts. That's some of the best parcel action I've seen in ages! Isn't Val a star? Lucky Lockets.

Well done Thimbleanna - v. exciting to see what comes your way.

trashalou said...

Recovered from your hangover and sunburn yet Locket? Inebriation is a family affair as Mr Locket obviously meant to pull me ;-) (phnaar, phnaar, snff, giggle, smirk) (Hang on! That wasn't quite right!)

If the goodies aren't coming up the hill then I suppose congratulations should go to Thimbleanna. (exudes bad grace and scuffs floor)

wonderwoman said...

oh my, that is a beautiful little quilt and what lovely gifts for the little lockets! what a great present.
congrats on your 200th post.

Thimbleanna said...

Meeee??? A pressie for MEEEE???? HOW EXCITING!!!! Tell Mr. Locket I love him! What a fun surprise...I was just innocently reading along and there it was!!! WooHoo!!! I'm so excited!!!!

Oh yeah...Congrats on 200. And also on that adorable quilt with goodies from Val!!!

Simone said...

I like the retrospective giveaway idea! Congrats to Thimbleanna! The presents from Val are lovely. I love the touch of the dotty paper and fabric.

Gina said...

That's a rather fabulous quilt from Dotty Cookie - and a super parcel of extras too.
Congratulations on 200 posts and well done Thimbleanna!
Gina x

dottycookie said...

I am so happy you all liked everything :-)

And congrats on 200 posts - phew!

Jodie said...

Nice to see you Lucy. You are going to need a wall extension soon for those quilts!

quiltdude said...

Another beautiful quilt for the wall and the kids goodies are super too.
Well done Thimbleanna, love the idea of a retrospective winner, far more meaningful (you know what I mean)
See you soon
XX Clare

corry said...

That little quilt is gorgeous! and so many lovely gifts for you all too...wow!

Kitty said...

Congratulations to Thimbleanna!

Val's parcel was fabulous - what a star she is. Such a sweet little quilt.

Take care. x

JuicyFig said...

what gorgeous stuff, I love the quilt!

Enjoy your family time!


Lesley said...

Oooh - what fab goodies from Val! I love the quilt with that beautiful sentiment :)

Well done to Anna on her big win!!


tintocktap said...

What a gorgeous quilt! Well done to Val and all the lucky little Lockets. And congrats on the 200th post too!

Leanne said...

Lovely quilt Lucy....Congrats to Thimbleanna

tantehilde said...

congratulaitons on your 200th post! And you lucky girl all those beautiful quilts coming your way!

saraeden said...

Congrats on getting to 200 posts and i love the little quilts !!

Sara x

Jennie said...

ooh well done Thimbleanna!!

Love your parcel from Val. So gorgeous!

Charlie P said...

Oh wow, Val has really spoiled you all! Lucky lockets :) Will you post pictures of what Dot did at Manga classes? It sounds fun!

tintocktap said...

You've got an award on my blog - pop over and have a look!

Annie said...

Glad to hear you're sounding a bit brighter Lucy, and congrats on 200 posts.