Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Giveaway from Violarium and a wet day in Finland!

Check out the blog - Violarium.blogspot.com - out of print magazines are being given away! Lots of sightseeing in Helsinki today and got drenched! Meeting Niina this afternoon and we are going to a quilt shop. gillie x

Friday, August 26, 2011

Giveaway reminder and off again!

Just a quick reminder if anyone is interested in the giveaways....I have extended the time as I forgot to draw names and we are off to Helsinki, the WT to work and me to play! Leave a comment on either this post or the previous one saying which one you would like and also sign up to become a follower.

It's tough but I am sitting in the lounge at the airport sipping a glass of something fizzy! Got to appreciate all those miles that the WT has flown to get these treats!

Was sad to see the post on Carol's blog - a woman asked to join the SAL and was told there was a waiting list. Her response? I will "mimic" it!

Will be posting soon with pictures, hugs, gillie x

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

A different coloured passport and a giveaway!

Glory be, where does the time go?  I'm not going to apologise (again) as that is just booooring, lol!  So, what has been going on chez WT?  Well, another quick trip back to the US right in the middle of all that heat, wish I had appreciated it more as apparently thermometers don't go higher that 65F in the UK. lol!  We had a lovely time with our treasures one and two in DC and Pittsburgh (along with our enormous grandson who is now considerably taller than his grandmother)!  The trip was nicely rounded off in Grand Rapids, MI where.....wait for it....we became Americans!  The WT and I don't like to make decisions in a hurry (grin) so 22 years later we did it!  A lovely ceremony, 88 people from 41 countries ranging from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe with us the sole representatives of the UK that morning!

So, as I mentioned in my previous long ago post, time for a giveaway to celebrate the above, our wedding anniversary in June and three years of what has to be said is fairly intermittent blogging!  Without further ado, some pictures.....






The sharp-eyed among you will have realised that BBC Good Food does not have a whole lot to do with stitching - true, but I forgot I had already bought that month's edition and hate to just throw it away.  I've seen lots of raves about the Mollie magazine so had to buy it, didn't I?  Not really my thing so would like to pass it on to someone that didn't manage to purchase the first copy, likewise with Handmade Living.  The Jane Greenoff Cross Stitch Bible is not, sadly, the latest edition, so does not have the lie flat ability but it still contains some lovely things from Jane.

So, to enter the drawing......
      become a follower
      leave me a comment on this post only
      mention it on your blog for an extra throw!

I will draw names (or the WT will) on Thursday, August 25th, so good luck!

EDIT: whoops, should have said that there will be four separate giveaways, three magazines and the book!