Saturday, February 5, 2011

an embarrassment of riches (part 1)

My guess is that pretty much everyone who reads this little blog would already know about the amazing array of auctions and "giveaways" held by so many talented and generous people to help raise money for those affected by floods.

Given that I'm a SLOW maker, I decided to focus on donating instead of making, and soon my "receipts" folder in my email account was filled with little donations as I entered some lovely giveaways.

I feel almost embarrassed to say I won... not one, but two glorious prizes.


Nova's Dr Seuss cushion cover - I love the way each piece of bunting lifts up to reveal a surprise - like a giant lift the flap book...


right now it's hiding in my secret present drawer, awaiting the arrival of a new nephew - I have to keep myself from pulling it out to look at it in case I change my mind and keep it!


I also won this beautiful laptop bag from Nikki - I don't yet have a laptop, but it is motivation to get one - hanging up near my bed reminding me of my dreams and plans for further study, and in the meantime, holding my "low tech" paper copies of the research and journal articles I'm reading.

If you want to make your own bag, you can find the patterns here... and see Tanya for some inspiration!

Thank you Nova and Nikki!

(and yes, the part 1 is there for a reason - I will be back someday soon to explain the rest...)

10 comments:

Make mine Mid-Century said...

That cushion is beautiful ... you'll have to try hard ot keep it for your new nephew ... I suspect he'll love it! And how clever is the concept? Maybe you could give him Dr Seuss books for his birthdays too ... just to keep the theme going?

And the laptop bag is gorgeous. You're meant to have one ... maybe that's how I can replace mine (buy the bag and the laptop will come) which is getting more dodgy everytime I turn it on!

Tania said...

Lucky chook! Be not embarrassed. I reckon it must have something to do with KARMA.

Tanya said...

I agree, don't be embarassed- feel lucky and enjoy it. Tell us your study dreams- I vaguely think about studying again every now and then.
That cushion is great too, isn't it.

teddybearswednesday said...

I cannot think of anyone more deserving of such loveliness. You were sooo generous with your donations over that time.
I absolutely adore the Dr Seuss cushion cover, and you should definetly keep it for yourself!! xo

Tas said...

Lovely winnings Catherine. That cushion is so much fun. Looking forward to part 2...

Jessica Wright said...

Lucky you! Amazing...especially Nova's Dr Zeuss. If I were you I'd keep it!

My Bearded Pigeon said...

I agree you won twice because you were generous in your giving. The bag is ace! X

becclebee said...

what great luck you have! i love anything dr seuss - and the lift up flaps are so fun!

Nova said...

Yay! I'm so glad the Dr Seuss arrived safe to it's new (albeit (maybe) temporary(?!)) home!

Congrats on your wins :)

x

Anna Bartlett said...

Love that cushion. You're a lucky duck, and obviously a gifted donator!