Thursday, 7 August 2014

A Sunny Sunflower Giveaway Win

It was just before we went away on holiday that I discovered I was one of the lucky winners of Mitzi's Anniversary Giveaway on her Lazy Days & Sundays at The Willows blog. Mitzi knew that I was due to go away on holiday so she kindly delayed sending my prize until I returned home, it was something to look forward to when I came home from Cornwall.

On the 19th of June this year, Mitzi had been working for the NHS for twenty five years and on the 1st of July, it was her first blog anniversary, two very good reasons to celebrate so Mitzi decided to do just that, with her giveaway.

There were two prizes, one sunflower themed and the other poppy themed, each with a poignant meaning behind them which fitted in with the two anniversaries Mitzi was celebrating. I was very lucky to win the Sunflower prize.

It's always exciting opening a parcel, everything was packaged beautifully.


Even the card had sunflowers on it, and there was a very touching note inside it from Mitzi.


All the things I'd won were inside this gorgeous jute bag which just happens to have a photo of a sunflower on it, not any old sunflower but one which was growing in Mitzi's garden last year. How special is that? It's a fabulous photo.


Here's all the things I won, didn't I do well? Two balls of Woodlander wool, I haven't decided what I'll use this for yet, it needs to be something a bit special I think. A Tibetan silver charm bookmark of a sunflower, very pretty. A packet of dwarf sunflower seeds called Big Smile, they'll definitely be grown in the garden next year. A pretty A6 notebook with owls on, I'm a sucker for stationery. Sunflower ribbon, some of the parcels were tied up with it so there's lots of it. Two coasters, that gorgeous sunflower photo again. A packet of delicious strawberry sweeties, they didn't last long.


There was also this beautiful Garden Of Sunflowers poem.


Thank you so much, Mitzi, I'm absolutely thrilled with everything, such a wonderful giveaway, and many congratulations again on your two anniversaries.

28 comments:

  1. what a lovely anniversary giveaway, I love the bag

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    1. It was a fabulous giveaway, so many lovely goodies. I love the bag too, I'm still deciding whether to use it for shopping or to use it for my knitting and crochet.

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  2. What a lovely gift (or gifts). I must say that Mitzi must have put so much thought into that and you are one lucky recipient. I expect we'll see photos next year of a bed of sunfloweres. Take care.

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    1. I was very lucky winning such a wonderful giveaway, Mitzi definitely put a lot of thought in to it. I'm looking forward to growing the sunflowers next year, they look a very pretty variety.

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  3. What a wonderful prize, and I like that poem which I've never come across before.
    Sadly I've only got three sunflowers this year so will have to make up for that next year. Flighty xx

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    1. I've never come across the poem either, it was a lovely thought to add it to the giveaway. It's laminated so it will be lovely to keep. You're beating me with your sunflowers, I've only got two so I'm definitely hoping for better things next year.

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  4. You're a very lucky girl.
    Love from Mum
    xx

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  5. That is such a nice giveaway, Jo. I love how everything carries the theme through. Very lovely, thank you for sharing.

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    1. I love the theme too, I think I'm going to have to up my game where giveaways are concerned now, Mitzi puts me to shame.

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  6. You are delighted to receive your parcel and I suspect Mitzi has taken as much pleasure carefully selecting and wrapping it. Smashing.


    Jean x

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    1. I expect she has. I always enjoy hosting giveaways, it's my blog anniversary coming up soon so there'll be another one on my blog soon.

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  7. what a lovely giveaway....how lucky are you!

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    1. I couldn't believe it when I was one of the lucky winners, such a wonderful giveaway.

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  8. Wow you lucky girl!
    What gorgeous stuff!!
    I hope you have a great weekend Jo!
    Much love,
    Tammy x

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    1. I love everything in the giveaway. Mitzi really put a lot of effort in to making up a very special parcel.

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    1. It really is. So many lovely goodies contained in that gorgeous bag.

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  10. Hi Jo,

    I'm so glad you liked it. I really enjoyed pulling both the Sunflower and the Poppy giveaways together, I had great fun picking the things to include and now both you and Kate at Just Pootling have a little piece of my garden at your houses with the photo's all being taken in my garden.

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    1. Thank you again, I'm thrilled I won, so many lovely things, and as you say, I now have a little piece of your garden here.

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  11. Great prize, Jo. Congrats on your win! :o)

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    1. It is a great prize, I'm just wondering what to use the yarn for now.

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  12. Well done on the giveaway win. Such a thoughtful collection of items.
    I'm looking forward to seeing what you make from the yarn.
    Lisa x

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    1. Mitzi certainly put a lot of effort in to choosing the items for her giveaway. I'm still deciding what to use the yarn for, I'm trawling Ravelry looking for a nice pattern.

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  13. What a lovely giveaway. I'm back off my hols and thought I'd stop by to say hello and see what you've been up to. The dog show looked great fun but wouldn't be able to take my girls along for fear of them cajoling me into adopting one and I don't think our elderly puss would think much of that! X

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    1. The Dogs Trust open day was great fun. Eleanor was always nagging for a dog when she was young but she had to wait many years until I stopped working until I gave in. We also had a cat years ago and he wouldn't have liked a dog in his house either.

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  14. Congratulations - what lovely prized to win. x

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    1. I was thrilled with everything, such a wonderful prize.

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