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Thursday, 15 March 2012

200 Followers Celebratory 'Give Away'

I think I may be becoming obsessed.  Last night I had a dream about the most fantastic town, where the High Street consisted of numerous Yarn Shops, there was even a huge Yarn Market store.  I can remember in my dream oooing and aaahing over green buttons.  Particularly green buttons, beautiful glassy green buttons.  It was one of those dreams where it is a shame to wake up.
            I had a couple of plans for today.  'The Ides of March'.  It is my Daddy's Birthday.  We all had a nice birthday meal this evening, including cake and dad was very pleased with his presents, Beer and hoodies.  The kids have hoodies and a couple of weeks ago Dad said he has always wanted one.  They will be very useful as Dad is a very keen astronomer, which involves cold, late nights stargazing.
I asked him to pose for a Blog photograph and this is what we got!  A mixture of my photography skills and Dad mucking about trying to act 'Gangsta'.  Suffice is it to say, he likes the hoodies.
Many Happy Returns Dad xxx
           Henry found out he got an 'A' today for part of his final English GCSE we are very pleased about that.  I always knew Henry is not as daft as he looks!  He broke the 'No phone zone' rule at school to send me a photograph of the paper with the grade on it today.  The photo was a bit blurred I thought it was an 'A' in Religious Education!  English is good.  It is Henry's last year at school this year.  My 'baby' will be 16 in July and I will never know where that time has gone.  I probably don't need to tell you, but teenagers are not easy creatures to be responsible for!  I am sure I worry about him now more than I ever did.  I try not too.  If I am worried it makes my crochet hook work faster or my knitting needles clack louder!  These times can be quite productive with lots of late night yarny stuff going on!
Daisy the Dawg
           I also visited my Aunt and Daisy this morning.  My Aunt is feeling most unwell.  I love her lots.  She is the Aunt I lived next door to as a small child.  She has a painful chest infection and a virus.  We had a good natter and a cup of coffee.  She has been having a de-clutter and has given me lots of knitting needles and crochet hooks and some patterns.  I will probably mooch thoroughly through the bag later.  I am sure now I will have all that I need in the knitting needle department.  I will write a post about them, as with everything, I have a tale or two to tell.  Daisy was very pleased to see me and is a very cute little character.  She has somehow made herself look old in this picture, she is as bright as a button and very playful.  Every photograph I tried to take she moved or squinted her eyes up.
           I am hopefully going to a 'Basketry' workshop tomorrow evening with my Blog Buddy Claire and my Mom.  Claire is a member of Stratford Upon Avon Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers and Mom and I will gate crash.  I needed some weaving material, basketry stash.  It involved taking the dog for a walk when Euan finished school today.  Walking with a large bag and a pair of secateurs.  Trying not to look too suspicious snipping at the hedgerows.
Euan thought it was naughty and kept his identity hidden.  I am soaking my harvest overnight and keeping my fingers crossed that I will be able to create something with it tomorrow.
               Now Finally on to the business of the 'Give Away' to celebrate reaching a total of 200 lovely Blog followers.  I did go to a yarn shop today, to my knowledge our town has a grand total of two, very small yarn shops.  They are both good though.  I found three pretty little prizes.  Guess what?  I also found some lovely green buttons for the green cardigan I am attempting to knit for myself.  I think my dream was a premonition.

First Prize: Pretty Printed Wooden Buttons
(I will find these hard to part with!)

These scissors are very 'Girly' too and would make a pretty addition to your work box.
Besides being pretty they are also small and very sharp.

The third prize are these three little charms.
 This 'Give Away' is open to anyone who follows my blog, (New followers are always welcome, the more the merrier).  I would also like you to leave a comment on this post and a way for me to find you, if I don't know how to find you already.  Closing date is midnight on 21st March 2012 and I will notify the 'winners' on Thursday 22nd of March 2012.
Thank you xxx


  1. Congrats on 200 followers. I loved today's post. Talk to you soon. :)

  2. Ohhhh.. oh.. Happy Birthday to DAD! He does a very good "gangsta"! Love that you're going to make a basket! I will be fun to see what you make with your purloined materials. I'm sure Euen thought that you both might be thrown in jail and charged with indecent weed stealing. LOL! Geez.. you had to go and out-do me on the giveaway with THREE prizes! ha!
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  3. OH yay you're having a giveaway too! You're double my followers though - congratulations Lucy :D

    Well done to Henry on that A! I bet he'll be pleased once his GCSEs are all out of the way :-) Hope your Auntie gets better soon - how lovely to get some new but old knitting things! My mum found a 3.25mm pair of needles at home that now belong to me, yay!

    Tell your Dad he looks "well Gangsta" to me haha!

    And last of all... Pleeeease enter me into your giveaway :D I been following for a while and you know where to find me :p xx

  4. Congratulations on 200 followers! love the dog photo - so cute!

  5. Happy Birthday to "Lucy's Dad". Daisy is very sweet, hope your Aunt is soon feeling better.
    Enjoy your basket class tomorrow, I bet you have fun with your Mom and your blog buddy.
    Congratulations on 200 followers, lovely giveaway, I'd find it hard to part with those buttons too.
    Carol xx

  6. Interesting blog. I have you bookmarked now. Love, love, the buttons. So much so, when I don't win them, I may have to find some that are similar. Noreen1009 on Rav.

  7. Congratulations on 200+ followers. Love your blog and enjoy seeing you on Facebook, We Love Lucy II. Happy Birthday to your Dad. Today is my birthday, and I would love to win one of your fabulous give-aways! Thanks for being so generous!

  8. Where did my comment go? My phone doesn't like me comnenting! I love those scissors!
    Happy 200 followers! Happy birthday to your dad too!
    I love that you have a Henry too! Well done on his a's x

  9. Congrats again! I love your blog, your whimsical style of writing always brings a smile to my face and I always look forward to each and every post! Thanks for brightening my days!
    ♥ Kelly

  10. It sounds like you've been having a lovely time with family lately. Happy birthday to your pop and I hope your aunt gets to feeling better soon! Her pup is quite cute :) Cute as a button I might say; particularly those colorful buttons you found! Those fun scissors and charms are cute too. My little crafty scissors seem to have run off somewhere... Please enter me in the drawing! Thanks!

  11. ahhhh, the dream of a place where there are yarn shops on every corner and we all get to knit and crochet all the day long! thanks for sharing a little bit of your life with us - looooove those buttons!

  12. What a full on day! Happy Belated Birthday to your Dad. I love the picture of Euan trying to look inconspicuous, he'll have to come foraging with us in the summer, he'll not feel bad about it all then. And well done to Henry, that must give him such a boost.

    What beautiful gifts for your giveaway. Thank you, and thank you for such a great blog.

  13. Hi Lucy.
    First of all a big thank you to everyone who sent me good wishes on my birthday, my very best to you on yours.We had fun, however our son didn't make it this time as he is a little under the weather, but that'll be an excuse for more fun later!
    Happy birthdays to you all as they arrive.
    I only learned by a Freudian slip that Lucy and Mom were out tonight, so I just might turn the heating off, put on a hoody and do the Beer some justice.
    Good luck to you all in the give away.
    Lucy's Dad

  14. Happy Birthday to your Dad! (I love the comment above mine!!) and congratulations to Henry on his A - my youngest is doing his A-levels so having been through GCSE's 4 times I know how hard it can be!
    Re skulking around hedgerows I do a nature club with my local primary school and I'm always to be found in hedgerows/ditches etc looking for specimens for the children!!
    Great giveaway by the way!

  15. I've had those dreams too. Congrats on 200 followers Lucy.

  16. I have been known to help the parks dept to prune as well. (flower arranging) I have been told if I get arrested I'm not to call any of my family as the will say they don't know me.

    Congratulations on 200.

    Well Done Henry on your A

    If you are posting to Ireland please add my name to your give away

  17. what a fabulous website,I always thought,today I have joined :0)

    Happy birthday to dad,cool dude

    what a fabulous dream you had,one that we'd all be happy to dream,would be lovely if we woke up and found the stash we bought on our bedside table

    JamieSamie on Ravelry x

  18. p.s a huge conratulations on the 2oo followers,everything's so sweet in your give away and i've never seen scissors like those x

    JamieSamie on Ravelry

  19. Yay to 200 followers. What a lovely giveaway too. I think my email is in my profile or I'm craftynclothy on Ravelry if I was lucky enough to win :-)

  20. I don't use google connect so I can't join your blog followers that way. I do regularly read though (and would love to be able to follow by email update.)

    Congratulations on 200 followers. You've earned it through good content. I hope to get there with mine some day too.


  21. Congratulations on your 200 followers.

    Your prizes are all really pretty. I esp like the buttons. Your yarn shops must be really lovely ones. I'm envious!

  22. Oh my, those buttuns are delicious!!!
    Congrats on hitting 200 followers - you deserved it! :)

  23. Congrats on 200 followers ! well done . love the givaway !!
    karen (

  24. congrats! :)

  25. I nearly missed this post. Thank goodness I didn't! It would be great if you could add me to your Give Away. I'm glad your dad had a good birthday - he looks like a real 'character'! Love everything about your blog but my OH is washing up and I'm feeling guilty. Got to go!

  26. suemwebb.blogspot.com17 March 2012 at 08:36

    Lovely post Lucy, your dad is 'a well cool dude!' sounds like he had a fab birthday. I know what you mean about children and time, I've just had a conversation with my Lovely Man about the ages of our gang, we fell about laughing at the fact that my daughter is 26, what with me looking soooo young, how is that possible and he thought his eldest was 22..........NO only 20, confusion all round! The worry does stay with you though and in some ways I worry more about my boys than I did about my Heather (maybe cos boys are....well boys!) Anyway like you say it's all good for the creative endeavours! Have a lovely weekend ♥

  27. Congratulations on 200 followers, that is brill :) And such a lovely idea to have a give away to celebrate it too :) x

  28. Congratulations on 200 followers chick. Glad your Dad had a fab birthday and that "hoody" looks perfect for his star gazing! Those buttons are fab, I so love buttons of every size, shape and colour and always fing it difficult to part with them even when they finish my crafts off really well. Have a good week x

  29. following your blog.
    Love those cute little scizzors.

  30. wow i'm glad i'm in time to enter this great giveaway, been away for a few days so i've got lots of blogs to catch up on, I love your alpacca post wish i had been there to join you it looked a great day out,

  31. I'm a new follower and oh, I'm in love! :)
    Congratulations and thank you!

    my email:
    Blog (would be awesome if you visit me):
    Have a nice day <3

  32. I'm one of your last followers, I found your blog today! Love your big flower and extreme crochet! :-)


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