i have counted the garlands in my life...
2 in the front yard
6 in the back yard
1 in the front hall
2 in the studio
2 in the kitchen
2 in our bedroom
i think it possible to say
i like garlands.
it's also possible to say, 15 is too many.
15 may appear to passing strangers that i am in fact a little obsessed with garlands
and so there is nothing for it, but to give away my 'whatnot' garland from last week's tutorial, thus giving the impression that i am downsizing my collection of 'finery' for the shed and surrounding acre of moss
if you fancy a chance of winning my little 'whatnot' garland with the wise words
"shine a little light on me"
then all you have to do is ponder for a bit and then leave me a comment, either here or in my inbox (firstname.lastname@example.org) telling me what you favorite holiday season is.
and i will pop your name in my crock pot :)
now of course i use the word 'holiday' because i am bilingual, being able to converse both in english (my mother tongue) and american (my adopted tongue)...
if i were to say "holiday" in the UK, most people would presume i was packing my suitcases and heading away for a few days... here, everyone would think i was talking about a 'celebration' of some sorts, be it, hanukkah, christmas etc.
so i think you have the idea, i am not wishing you to tell me about your favorite vacation trip but about your favorite 'celebration'. for me that would be christmas, hands down it's my favorite time of year... my parents made it magical for me and my brothers, year after year, way up until we left home and even afterwards.
i have in turn, tried to emulate that lovely feeling of 'family time' for my own little clan. i see my christmases as 'stopping still' and spending time together, made even more so by our #1 being born on the 26th and our #3 being born on the 27th. i also see it as an opportunity to 'decorate' the shed with yarn balls, crocheted trees and of course, more garlands... so it's a no brainer for me. christmas it is!
this year i am being super prepared and instead of running around like a 'headless chicken' one week before, i am thinking way ahead of time.
thus me completely bypassing halloween,
thus conveniently forgetting about thanksgiving
and thus heading straight towards Christmas...
already my little cogs are turning and pondering, a handcrafted thrifty tree.
i think it might be rather lovely if you also mentioned your reasons for your favorite holiday celebration, because i know we all like to know these things, at least i do.
the winner of this giveaway will be announced on wednesday 21st october, i plan to have a passing chicken help me choose the winner. which i feel will add an element of excitement to my wednesday morning, knowing the shed will feel lonely with my best friend gone.
and before i leave you for a week or so, to spend quality time with Debbie, i must just report that my 'thrifty dry' spell has come to an end.
("hallelujah" i hear you chorus)
yes dearest readers, there is a thrifty God and yes, he shone done on me saturday evening.
i was most excited to stumble across a little swedish horse (no doubt last years from ikea, but i'm going to pretend otherwise) in a beautiful deep teal color.
along with a pretty tin tray
and if that wasn't enough, a little set of free standing bathroom shelves for the downstairs loo 'makeover'... which i shall reveal to you upon completion of 'said' makeover.
("oh that's lovely Tif, something to look forward to on your return".
"why thank you, it will be nice won't it?")
she is looking forward to reading your 'favorite holiday' comments, and being '41 going on 13' for the next 7 days ~ Tif
footynote: and just incase someone may perhaps miss me, i will still be a 'twit' over here everyday :)
footyfootynote: i am wondering if a passing chicken would be willing to put her head in a crockpot to pick a winner, do they have an inbuilt fear of such a pot. it will be most interesting to find out.