Today is the day when Sew Mama Sew organize a giveaway right across Blogland: lots of bloggers join in and offer giveaways, and the complete list is to be found on the Sew Mama Sew blog here if you would like to take a look.
So I thought that I would join in, and do a giveaway for all my lovely followers: I do appreciate the way in which you all stuck with me during my long absence, and so I just wanted to say thank you to you all for hanging on in there, and also for the kind emails enquiring after my wellbeing.
My giveaway is a special Pomona's cottage one, something handmade and something for you to make with. I will be sending out into the world a couple of sweet-smelling little lavender cushions made by my own fair hands, and stuffed with dried lavender from my own cottage garden, and I thought it would be fun for you to make some of these lavender cushions as a present for a friend, so I will include some charm squares, ribbon and lavender for you to make your own.
There will also be a few vintage buttons from my button box, too, in case you want to do some buttony embellishing. And I have a handy hint project which just uses one fat quarter, the instructions for which I will post on the day I announce the winner: I will also send you a fat quarter so you can make that too.
And last but not least, some rather nice motivational postcards from Pie Foundry graphic design.
Now we get to the nitty-gritty, terms and conditions bit of how the giveaway works. (I don't mind where you live, as long as there is a postal service.)
To enter, you need to be a follower of this blog (you can become one now via the Followers box in the right-hand sidebar) and you must make a comment on this post before the closing date (technically, this will be midnight BST on Wednesday, 25 May, but I will be in bed by then, so I will not do the draw until Thursday, 26 May, which should give all time zones a chance). The winner will be picked at random, so you don't have to answer a question, but gratuitous compliments are always welcome, of course.
Please make sure that you are contactable via your comment: if you are a no-reply blogger with no email address in your profile, you will need to put your email address in your comment (if I can't email you for your address, I can't post you a parcel, so you can't win!). Please also check your emails on Thursday, 26 May: if I do not get a response from the winner within 48 hours I will re-draw, as Sew Mama Sew require giveaway prizes to be posted by Monday, 30 May.
If you want an extra entry, then you could dedicate a whole blog post to my giveaway and link back to me (you can use one of the photos above if you would like), but you must be sure and tell me that you have done so in your comment so that I can take account of it.
And if you want to enter some more Giveaway Day giveaways, then I know that Amy at During Quiet Time is participating, as well as Mommy en France at Two Little Cabbages & Cie, so why not drop by and say hello from me? And remember, there are lots more listed on the Sew Mama Sew blog.
Good luck to you all!