Today's post brought to you by the excitement of actually winning a giveaway on a friend's blog!
A couple of weeks ago, Natalie over at Misadventures in Craft held a giveaway to celebrate the end of her first year of knitting. She had some great prizes on offer, so I popped my name in the hat and thought no more about it. Imagine my excitement, then, when last Friday she announced the winners of the giveaway and I discovered I had won a prize!
I won the crochet pattern book! It came in the post today, and I already had an inkling it would be waiting for me at home when I saw Sarah (Crafts from the Cwtch) tweeting photos of her prize earlier on in the day.
Like Sarah, I also had an extra bonus surprise gift in my parcel - a really cute mini skein keyring in my favourite colours that Nat had made for me.
A quick flick through the book has already got me thinking about projects to work on once the Year of Projects is over. I've included my initial seven in the photo above. Most of the patterns in the book involve beads or sequins, which will be a new experience for me. I am particularly excited about that purple dress, and the beaded green scarf (not that I need any more scarves, mind you, but it is very pretty...).
Thank you Natalie! I will have to get my thinking cap on to outdo your giveaway prizes when my blogiversary rolls around in December!
*Winning is the most important. Everything is consequence of that. Ayrton Senna