08 November 2011

perfecting bad blogging . . . 'giveaway winners, finally' & a new giveaway!!

Greetings all,
How often do you enter a giveaway on a blog & it takes forever for them draw & announce the winners??  I'm pretty good at making you wait, not for the sponsored giveaways, but my own handmade ones!!  So in my week of imperfections, i'm announcing the winners of giveaways from the weekend, last month & um, August, perfecting bad blogging!!  If you hang in there, there is also a new giveaway too, surprise.
The 3 lucky randomly selected winners of the Wii Ready Set Grover game & furry control cover are . . .
 Sarah from Fig Nut Mum blog, Tas from Little Boozle blog, & Kylie from Mealy & i blog.  Congratulations ladies, please email me your full details for courier delivery!!  Thanks Sesame Street, Wii & One Green Bean for sponsoring.
 Competition was fierce for this handmade prize of craft books, Babushka fabric pencil roll, gift tags & Mollie Makes magazine . . . randomly selected was . . . Claire from ClaireyHewitt blog.  Lock your doors Claire, there are threats of magazine robbers!!  
 I'm also lucky enough to win the odd blog giveaway too, like this feast of crafty goodies from Tania of Imagine Lovely blog (she's a sweetheart!!) 
 I thanked Tania personally but don't you think it's nice to share a pretty handmade win with such fine goodies, in blogland too??
 Then the long-time-ago-giveaway where i promised a prize to the most horrible school sewing teacher experience.  It was hard to beat Pamela with this cracker of an entry . . .
"My home economics teacher hated me. Seriously. But with good reason. I was a total nightmare but not in a naughty way, just totally skill-less... I got all the fabric tangled up and caught in the machine, Mrs S to the rescue!! However, while she was patiently unclogging the machine I inadvertantly stepped on the peddle and sewed her finger. Needless to say from then on whenever I needed to help, she would say "step back away from the machine and put your hands in the air". Oh and a few weeks later I cut a small sliver of skin off my finger with an overlocker and bled all over the table causing a classmate to thow up. Mrs S had lots of vomit and blood to clean up. I was banned from the sewing room.  I got an "A" for theory and a "E" for application.
But it doesn't end there... Cooking class with Mrs S... I set fire to a tea towel, causing a whole school evacuation. Then we had our test, mine looked good, smelled awesome. She took a nice big taste and gave me a mark. However the next day she wasn't at school. A week later she was back and I was INDEFINITELY banned from all forms of practicals, as she had been hospitalised with severe food poisioning.  I became a bit of a legend in my own lunch box for all the wrong reasons and the most likely to "starve to death" in the school year book."

Pamela you been judged the winner of a copy of the Handmade Living book which has sewing & cooking projects, good luck - i'm a bit scared, you only live 50km away from me!!
Finally, i did it again, forgot to cancel my standing order with the newsagent who was able to acquire issues of Mollie Makes magazine just for me.  My my husband bought me a subscription so i have ended up with 2 copies of the latest issue.  For your chance to win a copy, just follow this blog & leave a comment here.  Winner drawn Monday 13th November (i promise).  Good luck!!
 Thanks for being such good sports everyone, love Posie

37 comments:

bears footprints said...

wow what a lot of giveaways won, or given, i must say i would love a chance of winning the copy of mollie makes, please x x

Sarah - Red Gingham said...

Pamela deserved to win the magazine after a story like that! Hysterical!! It looks like such a great magazine. I wonder if we can get it in NZ?

Chicken Willow said...

That school story is great. Looking forward to your next imperfect blog post. xxx

Lizzie said...

Aahh, you make me laugh, I can't tell you how many times I've done that!! Mine usually end up on the shelf at the community house for general viewing....I'm pretty sure I've stocked at least one shelf there... :O)
Lizzie
xxx

Tas said...

Oh, my daughter is going to love you, Jen. Thanks so much.

Sophie Slim said...

hehe great catch up post!! You know its my birthday on sunday the 13th (it actually is, i'm not lying!) This would make a great birthday present!! ;) Please? :)

Calico Child said...

hee that story made me laugh Posie Tee hee I bet the teacher was glad when Pamela moved on to the next year level :) what a great giveaway you had lucky winning ladies!! :)

Seaweed and Raine said...

It's just like a big party at Posie Patchwork right now! :) Poor Pamela! (or is it lucky her for winnning???) Great story.
Those little apples and pears look gorgeous. I'm still trying to convince my local newsagent to get Mollie Makes in for me... 4 months on.
Have a superb week. :)

Mum on the Run said...

The imperfection that just keeps on giving!
Great work!
:-)

A Red Ham said...

I loved Pamela's story. A deserving winner. I was good at school, plus my mother was one of the teachers, so nothing funny to recall. I would love to win the magazine. I enter most competitions on the blogs I follow & never win anything! Keep up your great blog. I love reading it.

Megs said...

I still haven't gotten around to looking at this mag, and I know I am missing out, so fingers are crossed!

Sally said...

I'm on a waiting list at my newsagent for it, maybe I should ask Santa for a subscription for Christmas!

Sally said...

I must be one in a very small minority that hasn't seen a Molly Makes mag yet. Thanks for the chance to win.

Hazel said...

I'm loving this blogging theme Posie, it's hilarious!
I especially liked the santa book yesterday.

Karla {Ironmum Karla} said...

Hi Jennie, thanks for dropping my lil blog, I'm only new to this caper so its nice when someone actually 'finds' me, not vice versa! I love what I see, and hopefully you will inspire me to get out the janome that sits in the cupboard patiently!. Look forward to reading more.x

ClaireyHewitt said...

Yay for Me!! Sorry everyone.

I just love that story of the student vomiting in class at the sight of blood, i was much the same but I used to just faint and still do with too much talk of blood tests. Weak I know, but I can't help it, my body just takes over and off it goes.

latebloomerbuds said...

Well I for one am lost in giveaway details, but congrats to all the winners and in advance to the winner of the latest Posie giveaway offer! Margie

Jenny from Ohjoh said...

I needed Pamela's story today.
Thanks for the belly laugh!

TexWisGirl said...

the home ec stories had me laughing!

CHD said...

You are so generous with your giveaways. I'm just discovering Mollie Makes. That one looks great. Cx

beachvintage.com said...

Oh Jenny, I subscribe to this gorgeous magazine too! Its such an inspiring publication xx

loulou said...

hi Miss Posie

Been meaning to pop over and say hello for soooooo long.
How are you all, my handsome and your mum and dad?

Life has been going just a bit too fast these days!

It is in that whip up period stage now with the christmas hoo haa!

take care lovely lady


loulou, from hereiamloulou blog

x

polkadotpeticoat said...

congrats to the winners, I wonder if Barnes would have any of these...

quilary said...

You nearly had me convinced that you are a "bad blogger" and then you go and giveaway another copy of Molly Makes...all will be forgiven if you put me in the draw :)

ally said...

I cannot be sad it wasn't me cos I was so very lucky just a couple of weeks ago
Still haven't stumbled across a Molly Makes though so have my fingers crossed again :-)

Sharyn said...

Loving your "imperfect blogs". Would love to win the magazine. Sharyn

Kylie said...

Thanks Miss Posie - The kids will LOVE it. Pamela's story is a cracker - who could beat that:)
Oh and that Mollie's Makes has to come and live at my house - I still have not managed to source a copy here and have attempted to order them through my local newsagency but they are no help - oh will better luck after the move I am hoping.

emma @ frog, goose and bear said...

Oh Pamela - that is the funniest story! I was waiting for her to add at the end, and now I sew or cook for a living! So excited that there is another chance for Mollie makes - I still havn't read it!

Tiff said...

Yay winners! That sewing teacher story is a hoot! She deserves to win but I am very envious of that book prize! I must go look for it! That Molly Makes is a great issue, it will make someone an awesome prize too! Hope your week is happy! X

Cath said...

Well Posie...as you know I already have a sub to MM and love it - but would love to win a copy and share the MM love with my gorgeous Mum or Big Sister! You must be feeling a bit like Santa with all these giveaways!!

Anna Bartlett said...

I am still chuckling at that home ec story! Wonderful! And please count me in for that lovely mag giveaway. I've bought a copy online before, but would love to read one for real!

Jane said...

I love that you are willing for someone to share in your forgetfulness and win this fabulous magazine!! Thanks for sharing!

Maxabella said...

Yar gorgeous. xxx

Taylor Made said...

You really are the queen of giveaways and who cares how long it takes to draw when you're a winner....thanks for another giveaway.

Pamela said...

I had totally forgotten about the giveaway, and have been off the computer for a while, so nice suprise. Thank you!

For those who were curious, I can now sew without maiming people but cooking is still a bit hit and miss. Maybe the book will help, wanna be my guinea pig posie?? :P

Silver Threads of Happiness said...

Great home ec teacher story! Oh dear, poor Pamela.

Loving all your imperfections this week, reality is where it's at!

Lisa said...

What a great giveaway! I have been looking for this issue whenever I pass a newsagents