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Monday, September 30, 2013

GIVEAWAY & A Couple of Tidbits

It is high time I do a Giveaway for my followers. I have been wanting to do this for awhile and just couldn't make up my mind what to offer up. I know most of you love yarn and I had thought to go that route, but then I thought of this instead.......


I ordered this book months ago. Then, lo and behold the company sent me a duplicate. I emailed them telling them about it and they told me I could send it back. Well, my thinking was this, folks if you would have sent me the packaging and the postage I would gladly send it back to you in Australia, but since it was their mistake, not mine I waited for some sort of correspondence and got nothing. I mean, why should I foot the bill to return something that was clearly their mistake? The extra book has been sitting in my craft room ever since. I don't need 2 of the same book so I will give it away. Now, not to worry, if I should receive a bill for the second book I will make it right. Anyone interested in this giveaway needs only to do these 3 things :

(1) be a follower
(2) leave a comment on this post
(3) tell a friend about the giveaway.

You have 1 week to enter, and this ends on Oct. 7th at 11:59pm Ohio time (EST). Giveaway is open to all. I will ship overseas if you are the winner. Good luck to ya!


I got busy last evening and started to lay out the African Flower motifs. I worked back and forth going around my bed till my back started aching and I couldn't stand it anymore.


I think they are looking pretty colorful and if I can get my back to quit screaming at me I might just get them all laid out in some sort of acceptable color scheme. I am so picky when it comes to the layout. It just seems to take me forever and at this rate who knows how long before it is done.


And lastly, here is the final batch of wood we cut into smaller pieces. The small logs need to be split yet and then re-stacked of course. I gave my daughter the first batch and it was twice as much as this pile. I have another woodpile inside of the privacy fenced area. I bought a new wood rack over a month ago and have yet to open the box it came in. I need to put it together and get that other wood stacked in it. I also bought a new composting bin, and yep, it is still in it's box too.......some day I just might get around to doing all this stuff I plan to do.

13 comments:

  1. Hi Susanne, here is my comment and I'm a follower! I just **LOVE** the way your mom's blanket is coming out.. you should submit it to the state fair! It's a blue ribbon family heirloom for sure! I will try to remember to put your giveaway on my next post. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  2. Hi Susanne! Your African Flowers are SO, SO pretty. I love the vibrant colors!!! Your Mom will love it!!! You have been a busy one with the hook!!! I feel like I will never finish my flower blanket!
    Your wood pile makes me all cozy! I love Fall and Winter!!!
    Take care!!!
    XO Kris

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  3. Hi Susanne! How sweet of you to share your book with a lucky winner. My comment is not intended to be an entry, so please leave my name out of the contenders. I don't sew! :(. BUT....I just had to comment to say how absolutely BEAUTIFUL your motifs are looking. Back breaking...hmmmm, that feels familiar. I remember when I was young and could bend over a bed forever without feeling it...not any more! My grandmother left me a four poster that is quite high (as compared to normal beds), so I try to use that bed for anything I need to do. It's in my guest room and rarely without a bunch of stuff piled high on it! LOL. And your unopened boxes and unfinished projects...if misery lives company, you got it baby!!!!!!!! Hugs and warmth, Annette

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  4. I have lots of things I plan to do..I just have to plan the time to do it...but I would rather be crocheting. I didn't realize you were in Australia...for some reason I thought you were in the states. I have mailed to Australia from my shop..and yes postage is crazy, but not only that, the time it takes to get there is crazy. Blessings to you.

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    1. I do live in the states, in NW Ohio. I'm sure the return postage would be crazy to send something back to Australia :)
      Thanks for commenting and taking part in my Giveaway. Good luck!

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  5. Susanne, the African flowers are so beautiful, I can see why you are sick of them. I still have my baby blanket half done, it has been in time out for months. I look at it and have no desire to finish it. I am opting out of the giveaway as I can not seem to sew a straight line. My sewing skills are tragic at best, but I know there are many bloggers who sew and they are going to be thrilled.
    Hugs to you,
    Meredith

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  6. I'm a follower and follow your other blog too. I am opting in to the giveaway as I need some new sewing projects ;-) I do love all your afghans. I love the colours you've used in your brother's afghan. I'm sure he will love it and your mama will be so delighted to have her very own AF throw.

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    1. Hope you come back again to visit me. Hope you enjoy my blogs, although I have neglected the other one because I never have enough time to devote to it. Thank you for becoming a follower.

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  7. So so sweet and pretty African flowers. I can see if popping out. What do you do with the woods? For heater fire or other purposes?

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    1. Our oldest daughter bought us a fire pit some years ago. We have used it a few times. last weekend we had an outside fire when the sun went down it was chilly and felt good. Also have a campground located about a mile close by and can sell each piece for their campfires if I decided to do that. Most of the wood I gave to my oldest daughter already for her fireplace. She heats with it on her weekends off of work.

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  8. Love the bags,never too much of it.This african flowers of yours are wonderful,my favorite pattern to crochet.I have two piles with different color scheme but never get myself to join them and make something of it.This cold days maybe just perfect time for it.Have a lovely day and thank you for the giveaway.

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  9. Your african flowers look lovely, just read through some of your previous posts I like reading them. The one about your dogs made me laugh, they do keep us entertained even when mine are driving me nuts!

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  10. I love your African Flowers! They colours you've used are so wonderful!! I hope your back gets better soon so you can enjoy planning the layout.

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