Thursday, September 18, 2008

I Won! I Won!

I am not usually a 'lucky' person. I hardly ever, ever win anything. You can ask my family. I don't win raffles. I would never buy lottery tickets because I know I'll never win anything and it would just be a waste of my money.
So imagine my delight and amazement when I found out that I had won a giveaway from Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage! Wow! I have been reading Cindy's delightful blog and commenting on her garden and cat photos for several months, virtually enjoying her garden near San Francisco. Cindy is a really creative person and she gives away cards and gifts on a regular basis. I just never expected to win anything!
This little package arrived just before I left for Oregon. I was so excited! Do you know what I did? I put the box on the table and looked at it for TWO DAYS before I opened it. I savored the thrill of winning and prolonged the sense of anticipation as long as I could. Finally, I opened it. Slowly. Carefully. Quietly by myself.

There was a letter inside.

This is what was in the package! A lovely retro-looking decoupage three dimensional wall box! The recipe for Chocolate Fudge Pie is from a pamphlet published in 1952 called Borden's Eagle Brand 70 Magic Recipes. The note on the back of the box says that 'the illustration of the finished recipe is a highquality photo reproduction of an original watercolor by Cindy Iverson that she hand-constructed into an original piece dimensional paper art.'

I immediately hung this treasure on the wall next to my kitchen door! Aren't I a lucky girl?!


ellen b. said...

Congratulations! What a fun piece!!

ancient one said...

Congrats on your win.. Aren't blogging buddies the best?

Knitting Linguist said...

Yay for prizes! What a fun treat -- as a fellow non-prize winner, I completely understand how exciting it is to actually win something :)

Deb said...

I am so happy for you - life IS good! I love how you savored the whole process- receiving the gift, anticipating the opening, the wrappings, the note... you were mindful of each moment. And that is important!

Cindy Garber Iverson said...

Your savoring the opening of the package made me beam. That's what I like to do! In fact, I'd rather keep all the Christmas presents under the tree instead of open them because they are so fun and magical left unopened. But Hubby makes me open them anyway. I'm so happy that you are enjoying the art!

Hugs and love,

roxie said...

And we are lucky to know you!

Bethany said...

VERY lucky! Congratulations! I think that you have won something before ;) Maybe this blogging world is your "lucky place"! We all love you here!!!

Flower said...

It is fun to read how you opened and discovered your treasure!!