I left the comment in the hopes of winning but I didn't think I would. I've left comments on the site before, and it's a very busy blog with hundreds of comments for prizes like this. I also took into account my lack of luck when it comes to giveaways. I won a huge stocking filled with board games when I was about eight at our local convenience store. From then until two years ago at a La Leche League event in Albany, I had won nothing. Nothing. At. All. I also will admit to being still slightly upset about not winning any swag from the recent Ravelry Search Party. (ok, I REALLY didn't expect to win anything from that one, with so many other entries to compete with, but I was really in love with each of those prizes!)
So imagine my shock and sheer giddiness when I groggily opened that email this morning. I won something!!! I actually won!!!
I am now the very happy (and lucky) recipient of a gift card to spend at This and That From Japan!!! Now I have to figure out what to get, which is not as simple as it might sound. I'm debating making a quilt for Syda for Yule or making a dress for her, or pjs or about a hundred other things. I'm thoroughly enjoying having such hard choices to make.
Many thanks to Amanda for her fantastic blog. The chance to win fun, crafty stuff is great but I visit her site daily for inspiration and reassurance that there is beauty in the chaos of our daily family lives and there is almost always enough time to knit a row or two. Of course, I have to thank Lisa too for her generous gift card because clearly, where would this post be without her?!
Seems my good luck may be starting! (PS, if anyone needs me I'll be on Etsy)