Tuesday, February 22

and the winners are...

before we get to the winners, you know me, i must just say several things...

firstly, you truly know how to lift spirits on a low day. just reading the comments made me smile and feel uplifted, and what really really made me smile is knowing we are all alike when it comes to the moments which make us happy. it is the simple things in life which lift us up. when it all gets a little too much, or perhaps life has dealt us some crappity crap cards, it is the little things which brighten our mood, so thank you for taking the time to share.


secondly, indeed my 'random button picker thingy' was as i suspected a little nutty, but i did go through with it, or should i say 356 buttons did. not just any old buttons (actually they are old) but brave heroic buttons who have seen many things in their lifetimes. once stitched to uniforms and now in a tin lurking in my studio waiting for this moment of utmost importance so they may show their bravery all over again. Carlos my trusty camera (i will have to shorten his name i think, or lengthen it to 'untrustworthy') did the best he could to capture the moment but unfortunately lost focus during the 'death defying' button moment as they hit the ground. he is down to just one working mode since last summer and sadly over the past few weeks it would appear 'auto' will not be with us much longer either. he did what he could and who am i to make a little camera feel any worse than he already does, knowing his days are numbered and the great Las Vegas in the sky for cameras is beckoning.

and thirdly, the brave buttons overcome with seeing some action out of their little tin, took a huge leap of faith on our behalf. many jumped for joy when they reached the cook pot, thus bonging right on out again. others i am saddened to say, did not fair so well (distressing to see i know) but a few made it into the pot and stayed put (thank goodness) waiting for me to count them and then Our #3 to double check the numbers...
and yes, i did hug each and everyone of them afterwards, even the wounded ones for it was quite the ordeal they went through.





and so for my 'hip hip hooray' give away the two winners are:

"if the weather is warm and sunny, i retreat to the porch for a bit of porch sitting where i can see cows and chickens and a donkey, and can be assured of the wet nose of the cutest corgi ever to come over and plant a kiss on my cheek or knee... it then becomes impossible to feel too low. if the weather is chilly, i find myself in my comfy chair by the fire, where again, i call on my little doggie to provide the needed snuggle..."

and

"a few things that can lift my spirits on a low day:
- receiving a package or unexpected letter in the mail
- snuggles from my puppy elsie
- a great, forgotten about song coming on the radio while driving and blasting it while singing all the words
- retail therapy, especially a good thrift find"

so hurrah hooray for Sharon and Heather and for everyone who so kindly entered my giveaway and cheered all our days with your wonderful 'pick me ups'... and indeed for forgiving my terribly thrilling but obviously quite pants way of picking a winner :)

she is thinking you can guess what she spent the rest of her day doing ~ Tif

18 comments:

Michelle said...

Your winner picking ways are just dandy...
I fear that was my little button thou...Falling apart...You see I think my button would not like heights, like me...and hense fall apart on impact, like me...

Little Blue Mouse said...

I hope those brave buttons are safely back in their box now! Who would have thought there would have been so many escapees?

Congratulations to Sharon and Heather!

WinnibriggsHouse said...

Congratulations to Sharon and Heather and I hope you have managed to find all your brave buttons. I bet they will be hiding next time!

Cozycomfycouch said...

Congratulations! :D
It's always a delight when people leave positive comments. :) It brightens my sprits when that happens. Lovely bloggin!

Naturally Carol said...

Congratulations to the winners! I hope all of those buttons are finally picked up Tif!

i spy with my crafty eyes said...

Lol, hope you were able to recover them all. Congrats to the winners!

Francesca said...

no, no. that is simply the best way to pick a giveaway winner i have ever seen. and it made such a pretty picture. dottie and indeed quite potty. x

Donna ~ Love.Hope.Craft said...

Congratulations to the winners :0)
(says I with green eyes:0) )

Poor Carlos, he obviously needs a hug too :0)

summerfete said...

It may have been a pants way of choosing a winner, but it made for an original and quite funny post.

And it took my mind off the fact I didnt win!!

Clare x

blueberries in the fields said...

Ooo, lucky girls ! congrats to sharon and heather and again Tif, many thanks for this beautiful giveaway and oh os delicious posts you always write for all of us who love to read about your daily rambles.
sending hugs and love to all
monique

kamielandodille@hotmail.com said...

Great photos! Whow.

dottie angel said...

oh my goodness, you are such lovelies! i feel much better now and so do the buttons, safely back in their little tin... minus a few casualties who i have placed in a little dish near the window so they may have a view while they recover from their ordeal :)

Het Knuter Huuske said...

Congratulations :)

Loveley Blog :)
Great photos

Greetings from Holland....

Ivonne....

Rachel Hauser said...

is it odd that your button-jumping idea and narrating was so fun that I am sad it is over? Can you please drop the buttons again sometime?

so lovely said...

LOVELY PICTURES!AS USUAL,LOT'S OF POETRY

MommytoAJ said...

I laughed when you said you hugged them all afterwards - I'm SO glad. I love buttons :)

Rebekka Seale said...

what shoes are those???? I love them!!

dottie angel said...

rebekka, they are clog sandals from Clarks :)