I love this bit…announcing the winner of my yarny competition. Last year Mr R drew names from a wooly hat in traditional old skool style.
This year however, I have allocated all entrants a random number and then got all high tech and used Random.org to select a winner. A massive thank you to all of you who entered, I wish I could let you all win, but alas that is not possible.
So with out any further ado the winner of this hank of gorgeous baby alpaca yarn…
is Denise over at Nerdish Delights. Huge yarny congratulations to you Denise, I will email you now to arrange delivery of this yumminess.
*There is still time to enter the yarny give-a-way here*
I stumbled upon an arty robin last weekend, well I say stumbled… it was more like rode. I dusted off Bella and wheeled her out into the day light, hoiked her onto the bike rack and off we all went.
It had been way too long since the last time we had an afternoon out in the countryside together, and as we cycled our cares flew from us and we felt light. We stopped at points to play in the stream
race each other,
or just to admire the scenery and breathe out.
And then we stumbled upon this…
(You may have to lean back and squint a little)….Not everyone’s cup of tea, but talented and arty non the less, and it made us smile!
We rode on some more, and returned home fulfilled and tired. The perfect excuse to put up my feet and get out my hook.
I didn’t move until I had finished the main body of this Very V blanket, but I had been undisciplined throughout and had not woven in the ends as I had been hooking!!! Oh my, that is what I have been doing this week…Its a good job I don’t mind weaving in those ends isn’t it!
Yes, that’s right I’m having a little yarny giveaway here at the Nest. The purpose for such frivolity I hear you ask?
Well, it is a belated celebration of my 2 year blogging anniversary; which was actually back in June. Whilst I was aware this occasion had come and gone, life was a little too hectic to mark the occasion. So, I parked the celebration temporarily and am now ready with a little yarny give-a-way.
This year has been frantic and I want to thank all of my regular readers for being patient with me along this journey and for all of your cheering on! It has really helped me and if you’re relatively new around here consider it a welcome.
So before I get to the give-a-way, I thought I would just highlight some of my favourite posts from the last 12 months.
So Give-a-way time…cue the party poppers!!! It’s easy to enter and is open to all. The prize to covet is this…
A gorgeous hank of beautifully soft baby alpaca wool in Lichen by Louisa Harding; which has an added touch of sparkle with a fine gold metallic thread.
This yarn is gorgeous, I hooked with it a while ago…remember?
So the entry rules are simple.
All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is leave a comment below. If you are reading this on facebook then like the page and leave a comment also. Simples! Closing date for entries is 22nd August 2016.
I am soooo super excited to share this post with you. I love reading other blogs some crochet related, some not. Exploring new blogs within the community is never dull, but I also have my firm favourites which are always a good read and I look forward to their posts and what they have to say.
One of those firm favourites is written by Joey over at littleblackdogsa who recently celebrated her 4th fantastic year of blogging with a give-a-way. Here comes the exciting bit…
I WON! Yes….. I won!
I received an email a few weeks ago from Joey letting me know I had won, right in the middle of a ‘research and specialist inquiry’ lecture. Which incidentally was soooo tediously uninteresting, that when I read the email congratulating me on my win, I was so surprised that a rather loud gasp escaped into the classroom….ooops! Needless to say I did not listen to the rest of the lecture, but instead ruminated what I may hook with the yarn I had won.
I have waited very patiently since, and then just yesterday I came home to a wonderful parcel which had made it’s way from South Africa…Isn’t this yarn simply stunning.
I can’t wait to hook with this yarn and create a beautiful something or other….I’m still undecided as to what to hook, but I will be blogging about whatever it is for sure.
So if you have a spare couple of moments and want a really good read, pop over to South Africa and visit Joey.
Whilst this blog started as a catalogue of my crafty life and has never been about the number of hits or the number of followers, I have been amazed and humbled over the last 12 months by the huge amount of encouragement and support I have received in terms of folk reading and liking my posts and leaving me such lovely comments…
THANK YOU ALL.
This last 12 months has seen lots of craftiness… here is a little snippet of some of my favourites
I wish to show my appreciation by means of a small give-a-way… of yarn…open to all
Just leave a comment below if you would like me to enter your name to win x3 50g balls of this Chunky yumminess… I will draw a winner on the 13th June, so make sure to leave a comment by the 12th June…