Wednesday, November 30, 2011

the month that was.

this past month of blogging has actually been great! playing along with 30 days hath november has been really motivating and has caused me to blog about things in my life i normally wouldn't and to look for inspiration in places i normally wouldn't too.
i've thoroughly enjoyed having a topic each day to blog about and i'm pretty proud not to have missed a single post (some of them were a bit late, but they did get there in the end...)

speaking of which, i'd best get to today's topic, 'three wonderful things that happened this month'

the first of which, was that i won some giveaways...

this wonderful cook book from sophie.

and this amazing pattern book from lisa! i made a special trip to a local wool shop to buy some extra nice yarn to lace up :D
the patterns are quite well written and i would highly recommend it!

the second wonderful thing that happened was that i was invited to the opening of a very cool little shop.

betty's place officially opened last saturday and is somewhere i'd highly recommend you stop by! especially in the lead up to christmas ;) the lovely magdalena, or her hubby will be there to help you out!

the third wonderful thing actually involves this very post!
this post is number 300! 300 posts of me nattering on, who'd have thought!
i thought i'd have a little giveaway to celebrate, to say thanks for reading all my silly words and looking at my pictures and even making the occasional comment. it's awesome :D

the prize for this giveaway is one of two cushion covers... neither of which is 100% finished, but i did pop into spotlight for all the necessary finishing touch items! they'll be finished verrrrrrry soon!

unfortunately, you do not win your choice of cushions, this lady does. i owe her a cushion from back in may! i am such a slack crafter sometimes! so i will let you know once i get them to lyndel, and she has made her choice, but until then, dream of both i guess!

to enter, all you need to do is leave a comment on this post, easy as pie! oh and it's open to everyone, international readers and all!
i'll draw the winner sunday the 11th of december (at 6pm my time), it should hopefully arrive before christmas that way :D

i would just like to say a big thank you to des for running everything. it's been a lot of fun playing along!


Desiree said...

Oh gosh, thank you so much for playing along -- and what a lovely giveaway!!

Shaheen said...

:) the wins always make my day too.

ARTwendy ... said...

hey hey... love that granny squares one .. but oh ... i saw you making the other burgundy one ... you're so clever knitting around corners & all ... you should tell us all how clever you are ...!! xxx

Lea said...

Well of course I would LOVE one of your gorgeous cushions to pretty up my couch! Thanks for the opportunity, I'll be crossing my fingers!

Michelle said...

Oh gosh I would love to win one of those gorgeous cushions both would look smashing on my lounge, fingers and toes crossed!

PinkPatentMaryJanes said...

Oh cleverness! I wish i could knit and crochet - skills I need to relearn.

Maxabella said...

Cushion Heaven, Nicole. x