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.