Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Winnings galore...

I have been really lucky recently and won a giveaway organised by
June at Butterfly Wings

Now, I've decided to dedicate a special post about this.
You see, June has been a little tease (in a nice way of course!)
and decided to send my gifts spread over 4 months :)

It was a brilliant idea, I had something to look forward to every month.
We all know how talented June is, so it was promising to be the best giveaway ever
 
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Going back a few months ago, here is what I received in my first parcel in February
It was all lovingly packed with tissue paper & ribbons & cute labels
June knows I have that little thing for owls so thoughtfully sent me the cutest handmade owl card
and plenty of owl-y things like fabric, ribbon & buttons
She also included a scented sachet of peonies & freesias
Peonies happen to be my favourite blooms!

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The second envelope arrived early March and was just as exciting!
We are still carrying on the Owls theme with the cutest picture frame, a wooden keyring, an awesome packet of paper tissues with owls printed on them...
I told June, these are so sweet, there is no way I'm going to use them!
There also was some tiny beads of the loveliest colour and a foldable shopping bag.

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The fun carried on in April when my third package arrived before Easter!
More owly surprises :)
A canvas bag, some strawberry lip balm (in the cute little owl) and a block note.
I had to show you the beautiful handmade tag too and the card


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The envelope number four arrived yesterday, so I really didn't have to wait long!
To me, it was the best because it contained a handmade gift made by June.
I was really looking forward to find out what it would be.... tada!
An adorable Easter card, a very pretty note book with the softest colours, some ribbon
and.... a little owl cushion!!!

 
This is so cute!
I love it... the colours, the finish (with mohair) and the personalised touch with the little wooden tag
I can't stop admiring it :D
 
Thank you so much June for all these beautiful gifts, I have been so spoiled
and thoroughly enjoyed all of them.
 
Sending BIG hugs your way xxx
 
Happy Stitching!
Mii



 


87 comments:

  1. wow... lovely gifts! Those owls are really nice... June had a lot of good ideas!

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  2. wow... how many lovely gifts! Your friend June has really nice ideas! These owls are sooooo cute!
    By the way, if you receive a double comment to this post, forgive me but I always forget to login first, then I have to write my comment again! No idea where my first comment has gone... be patient, sooner or later I will learn... :-(

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    1. Thank you Rose for your lovely comments :)
      Have a stitch-tastic day!

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  3. Wowie zowie! What amazing gifts all the way! June is such a dear who truly cares. :)

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    1. June is a true Angel! It was great fun to receive her envelopes every months :)

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  4. So happy you love it all , it was fun for me to do now I am looking to become an owl fan ha.
    Have a great day.

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    1. Thank you again!
      Hard to resist, these little owls are just so cute :)

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  5. Lucky girl! All four gifts are lovely!AriadnefromGreece!

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    1. Thank you sweetie!! Hope your Easter Egg-change goodies have arrived xxx

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  6. Such a lot of wonderful things June has chosen for you over the past months, the little stitched owl is adorable, the mohair is the perfect trim.

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    1. Thank you Julie, I agree with you. The mohair finishes this little owl perfectly :)

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  7. WoW!!! A wonderful gifts ;)
    A big kiss
    Sonia

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    1. Thanks for your comment & visit Sonia!

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  8. Wow!! What a lot of gorgeousness June has fantastic taste such lovely goodies x

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    1. Thank you Alie!
      Have a lovely day sweetie x

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  9. Goodness!! How simply wonderful! Such lovely thoughtful gifts and a cute adorable hand made owl too. Such lovely items June sent... and I love the idea its over 4 months.. how lovely knowing you were to receive a gift over the months.
    Stitching friends are AMAZING!
    Smiles to you :)

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    1. Stitching friends are the best for me!!
      It was a joy to open these parcels over the pass few months :D
      Happy Stitching! x

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  10. My goodness, what a lovely way to receive a winning prize, over a few months... congratulations!
    And the Easter exchange gifts are really lovely too, very pretty items...

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind comment Anthea!
      Have a great day x

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  11. C'est le pays des hiboux ou chouettes!
    Tu as superbement été gâtée,que c'est agréable
    Bisous

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    1. Merci! C'est le paradis des chouettes içi :D
      Très belle journée et merci de ta visite!
      Biz

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  12. Amazing gifts! That's a great idea to spread them out over a few months. Enjoy your goodies! :D

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  13. I love how June continued the owl theme throughout her four months of gift giving! Lovely goodies from sweet June :)

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    1. Thank you Carol!! I was pure bliss to open each and everyone of her parcels :)
      Take care x

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  14. Wow!! Should be spelled as 'Wowl' now :D
    All are very cute gifts !! Lucky you !!
    That's a good idea to send gifts in installments !! Very exciting!!

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    1. :D Thank you!!
      I really enjoyed the way June sent these out every month... I had something to look forward to, it was really nice!

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  15. Awesome gifts and lovely pictures! :D Miss you! I miss this kind of thing..it is so good receiving things from people we like :D

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    1. Thank you sweetie!! Missing reading your lovely post too!!
      Don't worry, I'm thinking of you... ;)
      Hugs

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  16. A wonderful gift.
    The owl is so cute.

    Greetings, Manuela

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    1. Thank you Manuela!
      I love this cute little owl, June did a fantastic job.
      Take care

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  17. whoooooooooooo ! mais que c'est beau, les réalisations magnifique et les choix de chaque objets
    que du bonheur
    douce soirée Mïî
    bises

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    1. Thank you Linda,
      Have a lovely day!

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  19. Oh what lovely gifts! I LOVE owls! :0)

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    1. They are all adorable, aren't they?
      Hope you're ok.
      Hugs

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  20. These owls are so cute!!! You are really lucky! :o)))

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    1. Thank you sweetie!
      June has been a real darling.
      Hugs

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  21. These are stunning gifts, and such a lovely theme too. The owl cushion is just darling, I really love the way it has been finished.

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    1. Thank you!
      The mohair trim was a fantastic idea!

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  22. That's soooo nice!
    All those great gifts.

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    1. Thank you Lesley.
      Have a great day!

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  24. I'm obsessed with owls so I absolutely loved this post. Beautiful gifts.

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    1. Thank you Anne!
      I just found them so sweet when they are stitched :)
      Have a lovely day

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  25. Congrats on your win. How wonderful to be receiving all the wonderful gifts every month.

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    1. Thank you sweetie!
      I was so much fun, I really enjoyed it :)

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  26. Congrats on your win. How wonderful to be receiving all the gifts monthly.

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  27. What a wonderful selection of gifts.

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    1. Thank you so much for your comment & your visit!
      Have a lovely day

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  28. HO MY !!!!!
    what an incredible giveaway you won
    June has this special something to gather all the goodies that make us happy and this time...wow....really wonderf'owl :D
    Her little pillow is over cute and everything you received is incredible !
    you've been a very lucky one :D
    Enjoy ;)
    xxxxx

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    1. I knew you was looking forward to see this!
      It was promising, June always makes lovely pieces... Well let's just say I am thrilled with all these goodies.
      She is a true Angel, her little owl pillow is just so precious, I love it.
      I can't stop admiring her talented work!
      Have fun!! xx

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  29. Congrats Mii! You have received so much lovely goodies and the little owl pillow is fantastic.

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    1. Thank you! I simply adore this little pillow, it's so sweet & beautifully made :)

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  30. That owl pincushion is adorable!!!

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    1. Thank you Dani for your visit & comment!
      June has been a real sweetie, her owl pillow is a precious gift :)
      Have a lovely day

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  31. What great gifts you received.
    Enjoy them!
    Marilyn

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    1. Thank you very much Marilyn!!
      Have a great weekend

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  32. I am in love love love with the owl pincushion June made you Mii!
    What a beautiful way she finished it! All your gifts are very lovely. How fun to receive a parcel from her for a few months. Congrats to you again Mii!
    love Annette

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    1. Thank you Annette!! I fell head over heel for this cushion too :P
      June has been truly marvellous, I have received such lovely gifts.
      Hugs xx

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  33. everything is so cute and nice, the tags are really lovely, it's really great and you have been really spoilt !

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    1. Thank you so much for your comment & your visit!!

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  34. Wonderful gifts from June. Love the pillow.

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    1. Thanks Andrea, the pillow is just adorable & faultless!!

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  35. Wow! Beautiful gifts! Congrats!
    Have a nice weekend! :)

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    1. Thank you sweetie!
      Have a lovely sunny day!

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  36. wonderful presents! owl's good :) you're so lucky!

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    1. Thank you! June has been so sweet and I really love that little owl!

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  37. Such wonderful goodies from June! I love how she staggered the arrival of each piece and left the best for last! That little owl pillow is just too cute for words! I love the little tag with your name on it! So sweet! Hugs to you Mii!

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    1. Thank you sweetie! I loved receiving a little something every month but I found the owl cushion the best. June made it, it's perfect & personalised too :) Fabulous!

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  38. What a awesome give away.
    And such beautifull gift. Really awesome. I can see your happy smile. Here!!

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    1. :D Thank you sweetie! Yes, it was a fab giveaway, June has been a real darling!
      Take care xx

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  39. What a lovely idea it was to send the giveaway goodies during four months in a row. And this little owl pillow is just darling.

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    1. Thank you Brigitte! I think there are now more bloggers converted to owls! :D They are so sweet!

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  40. Tout en Douceur28 April 2014 at 15:24

    voilà encore de bien jolis modèles les petits hiboux me font craquer!!!
    douce semaine
    Sophie

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    1. Merci Sophie!! C'est vrai qu'ils sont plutot difficiles à resister :D

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  41. Found your blog through Butterfly Wings. I love all of your stitching and I am so jealous of your current stash.

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    1. Thank you for your visit!!
      I hope to see you again :)

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  42. How fun! :D great idea from june!
    All looks so cute :) lucky you :D

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    1. Thanks sweetie!
      June has been formidable, bless her! What a treat!

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  43. Gorgeous owly winnings! You are very lucky. Enjoy!

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    1. I am enjoying these believe me!
      Everyday, I use one of them owls :)

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  44. What a lovely idea to spread the postings! And how lovely for you ^_^ Lots of Owly goodness! The owl cushion is fabulous! XOX

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