Friday, January 4, 2013

What I won - so very long ago

One of my favorite people in the whole world (and that encompasses a LOT of people) - is Peg - of Peg and Garry, also known as Griz (Garry, not Peg).   She is a fabulous quilter, terrific blogger and wonderful friend.  We met online through blogs - and since they live just over the border a bit, into British Columbia, we met up one day and have been meeting now and then whenever they get down this way in their camper, and one day soon we hope to get up their way for a visit.  We visit and laugh and eat and laugh and have such a grand time.  Peg is always working on something clever and interesting.

 Way back in October Peg had a give-away - and I won it.  We had just been together at Bob's in Burlington the day before her drawing, having a fabulous brunch - and I was so surprised the next day when she announced I was the winner of her wonderful give-away.  It was a whole lot of great Christmas items, sewn up lovingly by Peg.  

I waited (somewhat impatiently) for the package to arrive.  Mail between BC and WA is slow, to say the least - but it did come faster than I had thought it would - and what a glorious time I had opening the package.  (I have shamelessly stolen the photos from Peg's Blog - I was in the middle of my painful back episodes that eventually led to emergency back  surgery - when the package arrived and I just couldn't concentrate to get photos taken)  But one day soon - as I recuperate from surgery - I shall take photos of all the fun things I won - but for now - you get to see Peg's photos.

Starting at the the top left, and going clockwise - a bag that was STUFFED with Christmas Candy, which I will not be able to photograph later, because the Christmas Piggies ate every piece of the candy, next is a set of four of the cutest coasters you ever saw - perfect for a hot cup of tea or cocoa.

 Then on to the pan cozy, with Santa on the front - and you can see the next photo (bottom right), a pan poking out of the pan cozy.  Well, inside that pan was a bag of ingredients and instructions for making brownies (to share with our friends when we carry them in the pan cozy - hahahaha - fooled them, we ate them all - and Peg even included a nice 9x9 pan to bake the brownies in. The bottom photo is a cute hot mat with a Penguin on it, and then a beverage bag - perfect for a special christmas gift.  And in the middle - a Christmas bucket/bag - so clever and handy - for gifts or for filling with evergreens and decorations.

See - I told you she was so clever - and so thoughtful.  I love everything in the gift package - but wait - there is more - can you believe it?

There was a large tote bag - in coffee bean and chocolates fabric - it has a zippered top -  plenty of pockets and a nice long strap - this will be a scene stealer when I take it shopping - and believe me, I will take it shopping - a LOT.

So that is my winning package from Peg - any one of these items would have been super wonderful - but all of them -  oh my, I was overwhelmed.  Thanks so much Peg - we are looking forward to visiting with you and Garry again - hopefully in the spring time.  Happy sewing - to a dear and thoughtful friend.

Click Peg's name at the beginning of this post to visit her fabulous blog, you know you want to see more of her quilts.


Rowan said...

What a fabulous giveaway to win! They are all lovely but the coasters are my favourite. Lucky you!

Peg said...

So glad you, and Don, got to enjoy the goodies! Keep getting better!

Pondside said...

I can read the excitement you felt at such a beautiful and generous gift - perfect for you!

Purple Pam said...

What a fabulous win! Such lovely items. What a great person Peg must be.

Hope you are feeling much better.

Happy New Year

Bluebell Woods said...

absolutely love the tote bag. I must get some done for Christmas this year. I must get off the blogs and get something practical done hehe. Yeah like thats gonna happen