2 hours ago
Wednesday, 18 November 2009
a big thank you! (plus a giveaway)
Yes. That's right. Thanks to all of you voting (some of you more than once!) I am now officially the most stylish person in Leeds (Ok, maybe not the most stylish person in Leeds, but the one with the added benefit of many hundreds of bloggy friends all over the globe). Check out the comments (click on the picture for a better view)...Lily Boot? Now there's a familiar name.
I really didn't expect to win. I half thought they'd phone me to tell me that blogging about it was cheating. I suppose in reality I should know better than that - we are part of the internet generation, our children may never speak to each other face to face but do it all via facebook or twitter. I was probably the only person in the competition that doesn't have facebook or twitter. I think I might be the oldest winner too. That's a nice thought. (Just checked - I was the oldest, by 3 years. Go stylish old lady me!)
So I think we need to have a celebration, don't we? Should we crack open a bottle of bubbly or two? (Actually, scrap that idea - it makes me hideously ill, not a pretty sight), I'll have a beer, won't you join me?
Here's to you - every single one of you that took the time out to vote for me and make me really very ever so happy. Yes, it's a little bit shallow, but it won't ever happen again, has never happened before. The only people to stop me in the street usually are the ones that have doom and gloom stories, the monks (I have to try really hard not to get stuck with the monks, I feel terrible when I don't talk to them for hours - they're monks, they have karma on their side), and people trying to get me to sign up for new windows. I don't even get given the flyers for clubs anymore - sometimes I even look at the people handing them out to say 'yes please' but they just ignore old lady me. So I shall relish the moment a little, and when I'm really old I can drag the magazine out to show my grandkids who will be so bored of the tale of when granny got stopped in the street by a magazine and won thanks to the internet.
I'm waffling on - I should get to the point. And the point is this. As a thank you for voting for me, and for taking the time to read my waffle, to leave me lovely comments and for just being there to cheer me up when I need it I'm having a giveaway.
One lucky person will get a $25 gift certificate to spend in my new favourite etsy fabric store Thistle Hill Fabrics. When I emailed Dana and asked her if it was ok for me buy a gift certificate and offer it as a giveaway she very generously offered to cover shipping - so not only will you get $25 to spend, you don't have to pay for shipping either. Isn't that awesome?
So, head on over to her store, have a little browse, and let me know what you like the look of and what you might make with it. Just because I'm nosy and I want to see what you have brewing in your heads.
The giveaway will be open for one week until Wednesday November 25th. One entry per person, and you MUST LEAVE A WAY FOR ME TO CONTACT YOU!!! - if you don't have a profile with a link to your blog/email address I can't enter you.
Posted by Katy Jones at 21:15
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