NB: I know what they are now ... photos at the end of the post!
Having just got back from our 36-hour (one night = one week don't forget) holiday I really don't have the energy to put together the giveaways this evening. However ... having bought lots of wonderful goodies at Donna's sale, and then done a whistle-stop round Devon tour of antiques shops etc, the contents of the car are now spread out over the sitting room floor waiting to be looked at. One or two little bits might just find their way into the goody bags ... along with some of the contents of my shed and/or Dairy House.
The grand plan is that the winners (2 celebrations, so 2 giveaways) will be chosen next Sunday evening, 14 September. This will give me a chance to put things together - hopefully on Monday - and still give you all a chance to leave a comment. I'll update THIS post with photos and information on Monday. So do check back to this post to see what's happening!
Meantime, just so you know - we did have rain on our "grand tour" but we also had some wonderful sunshine. I took plenty of photos and will do a separate "holiday-related" post, possibly tomorrow.
I had hoped to give you photos of the giveaways today but I'm afraid I got sidetracked and have spent most of the day trying to sort 'stuff' in the shed - mainly so that I could find something nice for you, but it suddenly became a marathon task of adding shelves, emptying bags of fabric, banging my head on baskets hanging down from the ceiling and generally finding all sorts of things I'd forgotten I had. Now, tell me, if I put some bundles of lace together (I've just found a huge basketful that I bought at Shepton and haven't sorted) will you be happy to receive it in 'as is' condition? It'll need laundering but I just haven't the time to do that as well as sort it!! And secondly, I realise that most of the goodies I'm putting together are fabric and lace and sewing-related. Will that put you off? I'm thinking it won't but I wanted to be sure!
Hopefully there won't be too many updates before I manage to add piccies but I might have to extend the end date beyond Sunday!!!! As my Mum always said to me when I couldn't wait for something to happen ... "There's joy in anticipation, Susan!" She might say that ... I couldn't possibly comment. Hope you'll all be patient enough to enjoy the anticipation!! Rather you than me!
First let me show you why it wasn't a simple job choosing, and why I HAD to sort out the shed before being able to concentrate on the task in hand. Isn't it a mess! One day it is going to be so organised that I shall be able to invite buyers to my shed/shop rather than simply offer items on the website. Please don't hold your breath though, as I don't have much time to sort at the moment!! As I may have mentioned before, I don't really need to ever buy another thing!
I've had fun doing this, so hope you'll be pleased with them ...
One giveaway is vaguely red themed as I initially suggested it might be (and green, which I didn't plan).
The other is vaguely pink and blue.
We'll stick with a closing date of Sunday 14 September and I'll ask Pauley to pick the 2 winners in the evening after our day at Dairy House. If you desperately don't want to be included in one particular coloured theme say so in your post, otherwise it'll be totally random.
Good luck, and don't forget to leave a comment if you want to be in with a chance of winning one of the parcels. If you sign in as 'anonymous' do make sure you leave your name at the end of the post.