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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

I'm Back - And Look What I Won!!

It has been two weeks since I posted anything on my blog.  Thank you to all who emailed and texted - checking on me.  I'm fine - just got caught up in the glory and fun that is springtime in NW Washington - flowers blooming everywhere - trees showing off their new shiny leaves - sunshine warm on the deck.  

I'm changing my style of blogging a little - hoping to be here more often - and with easier to manage posts.  No more Memes - I do love them so - and will continue to read all my favorites - but I find the scheduling and planning and organizing just a bit overwhelming at the moment - so let's see how it goes.

And nooooooooooow - look what I won!!!
A pretty package - all wrapped up in Butterfly paper and with a sweet Flower Fairy 

From Kim at Sarah Lizzie's - Kim had a give-away a while back and I was the extra lucky winner.  And all the way from Tasmania.  I knew nothing about Tasmania when I first found her blog - and have learned so much - our similarities and our differences - and did you know the Cadbury chocolates are made exclusively in Tasmania because of the excellent quality of the milk?  Oh and I do love Cadbury Chocolate.

I could not believe my eyes when I opened the package.  Kim had said the give-away was a hand made cushion - and I guess I was expecting something the size of a pin cushion - but oh my - the glorious gift was such a surprise.
 The most wonderful cushion that goes so well with my chair that it could have been designed to fit my decor.  Look at those wonderful silk ribbon flowers - and pretty blue butterflies flitting about.
 Her work is outstanding - and if you want to see more - click here and visit one of the most fascinating blogs you'll ever see.  Her decorating is fabulous - her garden is utterly amazing - what a talented and sweet lady.
 The Flower Fair flew right over to the bouquet of daffodils - Flower Fairies are like that.
 Each ribbon flower is elegantly styled - 
and beautiful to behold.

 And a woven ribbon basket 
such talent - such beauty!
 The colors are perfect for our home - I am so lucky to have won this - the most wonderful item I've ever won!

A pretty ribbon butterfly among the flowers.  There just aren't words to express the joy I feel when I look at this gorgeous cushion.  Thank you so much Kim - I adore it - and it sits in the chair right next to where I sit so I can enjoy it!!!

Have you ever won a give-away from a blogger?


Lowcarb team member said...

What a great selection, the colours are so lovely.

All the best Jan

Maggie said...

Lovely to see you back. I admit to having to look at a map with all this news of fires even though I know Canada is very big. I know what you mean about memes they are fun but they can take over. What a wonderful cushion. A lot of work has gone into that. Lucky you!

Tom said...

Great to see you back Joann, the welcome matt is always out should you have time.

Lorrie said...

That's a gorgeous cushion, and a wonderful win for you. I'll be checking out her blog later.
Glad you're back. Have a wonderful day.

J said...

Oh my goodness! I am SO happy for you! What a gift of beauty! I agree with you - the "pincushion" fits into your decor as if it was custom made! The hand detailing on the flowers is incredible - and that little fairy - oh I could just gobble her up! You found the perfect spot for her!
And btw - I love your new header! I'm an animal lover so the horses work for me - but besides that, the colors are so fresh and pretty! Glad you're back! I knew you were "okay" during your break because you faithfully comment to me every time I post!

Candy S said...

Congratulations! Lucky you!!! Kim certainly does beautiful work. That is one of the prettiest cushions ever. The colors and design are perfect for your chair. I am going to wonder over to Kim's blog to see her decor and gardens. Have a wonderful day..... Hugs, Candy

Lois Andersen said...

OH! So lovely!

Amy at love made my home said...

Wow! The cushion is incredible isn't it!! So beautiful and so much work.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Wow, that cushion is magnificent! A real work of art. Lucky you!

Michelle said...

So beautiful!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Wow! How gorgeous! It's really a talented artist to make the ribbon roses! And the pillow is perfect in your home...something you will enjoy for years to come. I've been blessed to win a lot of gifts over the years. We have so many talented blog friends, don't we? I'm so happy for you! You do so much for others. Sweet hugs, Diane

Julie Fukuda said...

That is amazing and looks as though it was made especially for you.

Lynda (Granny K) said...

Wow! Congratulations on winning such a stunning and unique cushion! As you said, it goes perfectly on your chair. No wonder you keep admiring it! xx

Kim said...

Oh how lovely my 'little' cushion looks sitting ever so prettily on your gorgeous chair. How serendipitous that it perfectly matches your chair's gorgeous fabric.....funny how these things work out. =) So happy that you love it so. Have the loveliest of weeks, JoAnn.

Kay said...

That cushion is stunning - what a work of art! It's beautiful on your chair; the style is just right. Lucky you to win such a special gift!!