Saturday, 17 September 2011

Canine capers

Why it is that when it is picking winners time the weather always decides to take a turn for the worse?

Hmmm . . . 

Have I ever picked a winner when the sun shines, I ask myself, and has this summer been so bad because there have been so many jolly prizes to be had?

There's something in here that smells rather nice

So, as seems to have become the custom, I took the girlies in fur coats outside to help me in my task.

Well, if she will, then I will

They had fur coats, I had a cardi (cashmere, of course, but you can't see me, so I could be making it up), and I had a butter dish for one set of entries, and a little chicken bowl for the others.

It doesn't look like butter . . .

Mad Dog was the front runner and was into the chicken bowl in a trice; the Little Stranger needed some enticing but in the end showed far more in the way of tenacity, enthusiasm, and tossing little pieces of paper around. Teddy-Face was nowhere to be seen - presumably asleep by the Aga, and utterly unaware of the fun to be had in the garden.

Any more for any more?

And here we have the winners (luckily I took photos, as I had quite forgotten who was what by the time I had battled through the gales and was back in the house).

Cue fanfare number 1 - the winner of A Green Guide to Traditional Country Foods is:


And the winners of a copy of Organic Places to Stay are:

Summerfete, Noknittedknickers, and Nicky

So perhaps you lovelies (Pipany, Summerfete, Noknittedknickers, and Nicky) could email me with your addresses and your prizes will shortly be winging their way to you. And for those of you dears who were left on the lawn, commiserations to you, but I do have a couple more giveaways in the pipeline, one domestic and one constructive, so you have another chance to play very shortly.

The indignity of it all

And I am off to have a happy afternoon playing with my Go! Baby, a pile of fabric, and my free pattern book (if you want to join in the fun, you can sign up to download the patterns here). I have a baby present to make, but my cushion fetish is threatening to sidetrack my obligations . . .


Annie said...

Well done to the winners :D

But I have a question ... do the girls in fur coats ever eat those little printed slips? You see I am pondering a future knitsofacto giveaway and I just know that the boys in fur coats who live here would be busily eating whoever they picked! I see before me 'ta-dah, you won' pics of paper covered in dog slobber and I think 'I must find another way'!

faith76 said...

Congratulations to the winners!

Elizabethd said...

That brings back some memories...of meeting Pipany some years ago in Cornwall. She sews the most delightful things.

millefeuilles said...

Congratulations to the worthy winners... and to the dogs!


Katy Cameron said...

Alas, left blowing about on the lawn *sniff*

Congrats to the winners, and enjoy your holiday, wherever you may go :o)

Pipany said...

Oh wow, I am thrilled! Thank you so much Pomona (and Elizabeth to for such a lovely comment) x

Nicky said...

Thanks Pomona and to the girls in furry coats Yeah! Extra biscuits!

Helen Philipps said...

Congratulations to all the lucky winners, and well done to the dogs for an excellent job.
Helen x

taylorsoutback said...

Hooray for the winners! And kudos to the pups for a job well done:o)

Karen S Booth said...

Congratulations to the winners!

susan said...

Yea Nicky, and everyone else. Say hello to my friend Little Stranger when you have a moment please.

Frances said...

You've made me smile again with these pictures of the awards ceremony on the lawn! Best wishes to all the winners.

Also best wishes to you on all your current endeavors. I did some sketching today, but also began yet another knitting project, while doing some tea-dying of some silk remnants that I'm eventually going to cut up to make some of those little gathered yo-yos...perhaps to be part of a cushion cover.

Just not enough time for all this textile exploration.


Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Congratulations to the winners! What a fun way of picking out some names.
Have a lovely weekend
Isabelle x

summerfete said...

Wow I've won!!

Thankyou doggys and Pomona!

Clare x


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