Sunday, 4 December 2011

An unsuspecting rustic and a couple of winners

I told you that I would find an unsuspecting rustic to pick out the lucky winners of Amy's patterns, and luckily the Ploughboy bought three home for the weekend so I was able to buttonhole the nearest one as they attempted to leave the premises en masse.

I am rather good at this sort of thing
The Little Stranger tried to move in on the deal, but I feel that the attention has gone to her head rather, and she shows signs of living up to her Scottie heritage and thinking herself Top Dog, in spite of her nearness to the ground, so unsuspecting rustic it had to be.

A strategically placed chair soon put paid to any delusions of grandeur on the part of a Scottie dog with a stripy tail (no, it's not paint so I don't think she will be heading off to Crufts any time soon, unless she finds a bootleg source of Grecian 2000).

Was that you?
Such nice boys as these agricultural types are, he cooperated most charmingly and graciously, holding out the names for the camera, although I suspect that the smiling and bemused air veiled a most uncertain understanding of the significance of 'picking winners for my blog giveaway'.

The hands of an unsuspecting rustic

And so congratulations to Mary Jane's Tearoom (or Mary Jane's teapot, as Princess Bunchy so helpfully wrote down on a piece of paper in case anyone was mislaid or took wings in the breeze) who will soon be the proud possessor of a Ruched Happy Bag pattern . . .

An agricultural encounter
 . . . congratulations to dear Frances, too, whose picture is a teacup, and thus continues the comforting theme of tea and cake from my previous post; a Hexiecase pattern is yours, my dear.

Tea and cakes all round
So if the lovely winners could please come forward to curtsey before the cheering crowd and simper fetchingly at the unsuspecting rustic, and then apprise me of their email addresses, I can forward these to the lovely Amy.

Commiserations to those who did not encounter the youthful hand of agriculture - however, I will be joining in the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway very shortly in a festive bonanza not to be missed, so pop back soon. And if you would like to buy yourself one of Amy's patterns to make a few last-minute pressies, they are available in her Etsy shop here.


Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

Congrats to the winners.
Those are just the cutest little Scotties.
Its hard to believe you still have lettuce... mine would be covered with a heavy layer of frost.
Susan x

Mary Jane's TEAROOM said...

Hello Pomona!...I am so happy to be one of the lucky winners....I had to read your message twice!!..You really have made my day...Amy's patterns are lovely and I am really looking forward to making my pretty ruched bag....Ooh, I love your little Scottie dog too....incidentally, they are the subject of my crafty makes this week!
Thank you again,
Susan x
P.S Mary Jane's 'Teapot'...I think it has a definite ring to it...and very appropriate..I do love my tea!

millefeuilles said...

Congratulations to the winners and I am chuffed to having the time to pop over and see you. How is your wretched arm?

Little Blue Mouse said...

Congratulations to the winners!
By the look of the photos I don't think I can blame the wind for blowing my name away this time!

Kaye Swain - SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation said...

What a fun way of picking winners :) AND congrats to all the winners. Have a blessed week during this Advent and Christmas season.

Kay G. said...

Your dogs are so cute. Have you heard about the "dog in the sunbeam" story? I wrote about it on my blog under "Doris Day and Dog in Sunbeam". Check it out when you can.
By the way, I was taught to curtsey when I was a kid, are girls taught to do that anymore?
Just wondering...

Inthesky said...

Very clean hands for a rustic! Congratulations to the winners :)

Katy Cameron said...

Huh, you spend years chatting up youngsters in agricultural education as a youngster yourself, and you get NO payback... Congrats to the winners anyway (who must have done much more to appease the agricultural gods ;o) )

Frances said...

Oh gosh, what a lovely surprise. I am delighted to be a winner, and want to thank the selection committee!

I am so wrapped up in Christmas card and gift making right now, hoping to finish everything in time for getting them distributed by hand or post before Boxing Day. It's a very happy frenzy around here now, and hearing that I'd won a special prize really made me smile.

Many thanks. xo

Carol said...

Congratulations to the lucky winners.
What cute little dogs.
Carol xx

faith76 said...

Congratulations to the winners! Thank you for sharing the link to the giveaway day. Was thinking about doing my first giveaway for my bloggaversary in Feb 2012 but will get involved in this one on 12th December.

Leah x

gill said...

Congratulations to the lucky winners!

taylorsoutback said...

Congratulations to the winners...

Your little Scottie dogs are so sweet and the perfect assistants!

Amy said...

I love that you got your son's friend to pick. They probably thought you were a loon!

susan said...

Congratulations to the winners.

Archie the wonder dog said...

I love the stripy tail!

Mrs. Micawber said...

I love the term "unsuspecting rustic" -it sounds somehow Thomas Hardy-ish.

Hope the hand is healing nicely. Congratulations to Frances and Mary Jane's Tearoom!

Annie said...

She's grown a go-faster stripe!

Congrats to the winners :D


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