Giveaways are such fun! Pity I never win anything, though.
Last month, the long thread hosted a giveaway by etsy
sellers and I won this gorgeous organic wooden hippo
teething toy! It is from Little Alouette who makes beautiful,
beautiful wooden toys. Our little Kate got to keep it because
she is the only one of us at home who still has bare gums,
but it was also a wonderfully timely gift for her birthday.
Am going to wrest it from her soon and put it by my
sewing window for the trophy it is.
Thank you, Little Alouette and the long thread!
my measuring tape! A child's clothes pattern!
So now I have one less to draft myself! A bit of shameless
plugging here because Jen, whose blog it is, is one of my
oldest friends - we were in school together since we
were 9. She custom-makes clothes for people, and
among these, corsets. Corsets, people! Stunning
handiwork. Go visit her blog - she's newly put up
Then as of today, the wallet is coming together with
hardly any unpicking or head-banging.
Also today all three children took naps simultaneously.
And were not grumpy when they woke up!
So am all in a dither now from this sudden lucky streak.
In fact, I feel so lucky that I might even consider trying
baking yeast bread again. Whenever I think I'm being
Mother and Homemaker Extraordinaire, I bake yeast
bread and my head very quickly and effectively deflates.
No more, though - this lucky streak will end the
humiliation of flat starters and expired dough!
Tra la la!
But back to earth now - I am grateful. For the
generosity of crafty people out there, for the courage
it takes to share one's stuff with other eyes,
for the kindness of readers who raise their eyebrows
and say nice things anyway. And for my husband whose
work lets me be unemployed so I can keep doing what I
rather like! Can't guarantee anything, given the state of
things around here, but I'm hoping to get my own
giveaway ready to go by the end of next week and I
promise it will not be yeast bread.