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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Valentine's Giveaway

Happy Valentine's Day!
Apologies to the sweeties who entered the little
blog contest.
I have been floored with stomach flu/
food poisoning ...
something dire that involves knees on floor.

I won't get your gift to you this V-Day,
but surely by next.
Off to drive the porcelain school bus.
Happy V-day to all!
Update: Congrats Harriett!
Send me your deets :)

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Pre Valentines Giveaway

With Valentines approaching I stitched up a few of these.
And then I started thinking...
Why not spread the love?
Maybe there is someone out there
feeling a litte blue,
and these little hoops will give them a little cheer?
Especially because...
Valentine's can be such a contrived-weird-fake holiday.
If miss interpreted it can be full of
Hallmark and million dollar roses.
 at the end of the day it's all about the love man.

So I've decided to spread it around.

On V-Day
I'm going to attach these to the tree in front of our house.

With this sign.
It's my hope someone will take a little
crafty treasure and either keep it for themselves
if they need/ want the love.

Or, alternately they will pass it on to
someone they love,
who could use it.
I imagine someone getting out of the doghouse
because they brought a heart gifty
 for the sweetie,or the Grannie, or the mail carrier.
What I like about this most, is people can choose if they want some treats.
No catch, no rules, no need to reciprocate.
Free love.
Random act of kindness.
Silly or significant.
Or perhaps the best parts of both.
Maybe just a shot of hope into the ether.
Maybe it's a dog house of their own design.
Maybe this little idea will catch on.
So on V-Day look around.
Maybe you  and I are neighbours.
Maybe I'll stick some others up around the hood.

And in the spirit of spreading around some good:
If you faithful reader would like some love,
then who deserves it more than you for chiming
 in here every so often  ?
Leave a quick hello and any goodness you want to pass on
either by thought or action
in the comments at the end of this post
and I'll enter you in a giveaway.
I'll pick a name from a hat and
I'll send the winner a little heart shaped love in the post.
Giveaway ends Feb 12.
Maybe that will give me time to get it in the mail to you?
No guarantees, but I'll try and break a sweat.
I think this is a ritual I may want to repeat.




Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Our First Six Birthday

Someone here had a birthday.
Someone little, but also six.

There were purple cupcakes as requested.

And purple lanterns

There was sugar in several forms.

Most importantly,
there were friends.
Happy birthday Pu.