Sunday, February 27, 2011

Giveaway Goodness

I'm sending a BIG HUG to Susanne at Forget-Me-Not!  To my delight and surprise, I was a winner in her recent giveaway.  I received her package a few days ago and am so happy to share it with you.

A pretty mug imprinted with pink knitwork.

 I love the inscription.  An appropriate motto for knitters, I think.

And this was an added surprise that Sue tucked inside the mug...a pair of little ladybug magnets! 

There's no other way to describe these, except that THEY'RE SO CUTE!  I've been accused of being way too sentimental, but I have to say that the ladybug surprise means more to me than anyone can know.  Sue, how did YOU KNOW?!  Of course you didn't realize when you added these that ladybugs bring me back to a place in time that was so special to me.  And for this I thank you :-)

Please visit Susanne's blog where she shares her love of yarn crafts, sewing and family life.

Before signing off today, here's a look at what I'm hooking right now...

This is another granny blanket in the works for a dear friend who just turned 50 (shhhhh).  She's partial to a softer color palette so I'm hoping this will please her.

The pattern is Lucy's Summer Garden Granny Square and the yarn is 100% acrylic Patons Canadiana.  It's a new line for Patons and feels like a soft, fine merino.  What a joy it is to work with this yarn and pattern.

Wishing you a good week with opportunities to craft :-)


  1. Congrats Josie! You're very lucky to receive such lovely goodies! And I love the colors you use for the blanket. Very soothing..

  2. Nice win! I like the little ladybirds, and your blanket is coming along nicely:)

  3. Congratulations! A really lovely gift! The crochet is looking the colours

  4. Hey there Josie,

    Congratulations on the win...I love the ladybirds they are fantastic. They remind me of my summer holidays in Denmark as a kid.

    Add to shopping list: trip down memory lane, lady bird fridge magnets & icecream.

    have a wonderful day!


  5. well done,im jealous magnets are so cute.Your blanket is looking good cant wait to see finished results

  6. Ahhh Josie, so good to know the package arrived safely. It is so much fun to give surprises and make others happy :) Lady bugs have always been my very favorite insect, so much nicer than those other pesky bugs that annoy and bite, OUCH! Thanks for all the nice comments.
    P.S. Love the colors you chose for the blanket, can't wait to see it when you get it all done.

  7. Thank you so much for popping over to my blog to welcome me home-- The bead shops were to die for.
    Kindest Regards Linda

  8. It's fun to win something...but it's also a blessing to give something away. I'm sure your friend with love the blanket.

  9. Hi Josie, Love the mug and the bugs, lucky you. I too am fond of 'em as they were the only bug I let crawl on me when I was a kid. Some will bite tho-. Beautiful blanket in the making there. She'll love it! Hugs, Annie

  10. mugs and bugs... yum!

    I did some of those garden squares last summer!

  11. Hi Josie! Just had a mooch around your blog, lovely. Your blanket is gorgeous, I love those muted colours, I'm a bit of an acylic phobic but that wool looks stunning.
    Oh and those dogs of yours, they must keep you on your toes! :o)


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