I was racking my brain the last few days about what to offer as the next Giveaway. I could give away a scarf. I've got tons of them here in the house!...I could give away a brooch flower, a necklace, a hat. I've got tons of those too! And if you've been following my blog for a while you KNOW I've got afghans and blankets, and my husband WANTS me to give them away so he can have more space! LOL
Speaking of which, I gave away a blanket recently and it got to it's new home!! She sent me, Elle The Heiress, this photo on Twitter last night...(where people were being much nicer with their words, I might add)...
...She said: "There's a sleeping toddler under that pile of blanket". Ha! Ha! I told her I couldn't see the toddler, but I could see that my 'Baby' is getting some use and that makes me very happy! :-]
So anyway, I had to figure out what to give away this time. I decided to give away one of my poems on pretty paper! In the header photo you can see an example of what I mean. The poem will be ANY one of my poems you'd like, as long as it's no more than 5 stanzas...like in the header photo.
You can find my poems at the end of every one of my posts on this blog. So if you have a favorite that you'd like, just let me know which one it is!...I'll date it, and sign it,...and if possible to send it to your area...I'll put it in a frame too! :-)
For any winner who doesn't have a preference, I'll send the "Reasons To Smile" poem that's at the bottom of THIS POST...The drawing for this Giveaway will be on March 15, 2011. As before, all you need to do to enter is FOLLOW this blog and make a COMMENT below! You can have an extra entry every day, with your comments. One per day...Okay, moving on!
Last night, on the Public Television Channel here, PBS, they had The Motown Sound-In Performance at the White House. I never had so much fun!! I'm thankful that it was only an hour. I was giddy and tired from boogieing, and my face muscles were hurting from just smiling! :-) Me and hubby danced and sang to our hearts content, while Smokey Robinson, Jamie Foxx, Natasha Bedingfield, Jordan Sparks, Mary Wells, Cheryl Crow, the Jonas Brothers, and more sang all of the Motown great songs of Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Gladys Knight and the Pips, The Temptations, The Supremes, and Curtis Mayfield. We had a ball!!! ^_^
And while I listened, danced, and tweeted, I was finishing my Purple CROCHET Slouch hat!!! Yep! it's DONE! :-)
It came out pretty good I think!...Shequita just HAD to get her head into the picture!! LOL
It does have one condition issue I still have to kinda work out with the pattern though. See how the back of the hat looks...
Interesting, huh?!...Actually, call me crazy, but I like this look!!...The part I don't like is that if you put your fingers all the way into the hat...
...there's holes where they can come out!!! LOL What am I going to do with these?! ^_^ I've got to figure out how to do the pattern so that the openings aren't left. They go around the center in a perfect circle...*sigh*...back to the drawing board on this part!
Maybe I can market it as a hat with air conditioning!! Or a place for your dread locks to be exposed one braid at a time! Or put a thick draw string through the holes and tie a big bow off of the back of it!! LOL I don't know....I don't know. I'll figure out something though! Just give me some time!! ^_^
In the meantime, what will I do with this prototype?! Any suggestions?! :-]
Before I go, I want to share with you a smile I got in the mail yesterday, from far away....
...Are you smiling now too?!...I love mail. And mail with nice words AND a flower?! A definite smile-producer!! I love my friends! :-)
I love to hear the sound
of when ribbons hit the ground,
when ripped from a envelope, brown,
brought by the mailman, bound.
I get excited and act a clown,
after seeing it all unwound.
Oooo! A package from out of town!
Well, did you expect a frown?!