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OH MY WORD! I won AGAIN?!?!

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Ok, so now I know that life has gone completely SCREWY but in this particular case – in a benign way…..
Think back to yesterday – remember how I won a book & 4 patterns?

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Well, yester evening, I got an email telling me I had won the same book on Nancy Zieman’s blog!

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Friends & neighbors, this might happen to others but it just does NOT happen to me!

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I mean….come on….. I was born on Friday the 13th after all…Lady Luck & I have a rather distant relationship. Wow.

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So I guess the Universe is telling me to get SEWING. And I will….but I promise it won’t take over dis here blog.

After marveling at this truly unexpected and wonderfully weird happening for a bit,

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I wrote back to the lovely Lois, who manages this kind of thing for Nancy’s blog (I love it that Nancy Zieman – the most unlikely tv star ever- has ‘people’), explaining that I am indeed grateful for being chosen and thank you, yet I humbly request that someone else be chosen to receive it. Lois wrote back and said that they would do exactly that.

It’s the giveaway. Turkey is the symbol for self-sacrifice – the give away. I saw more turkey buzzards (at least I think they were; they could also have been Black Vultures) on my way to and from a gig in Murfreesboro on Sunday than I have ever seen – they were everywhere! Several of which flew RIGHT in front of the windshield so I couldn’t possibly miss them. Go here to read a little bit about what the buzzard/vulture can mean. So, in a couple of days (once I find the books I have to giveaway), I will be doing another giveaway here at Knitting & Whingeing.

I’m still shocked.

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I won?!? Me?????

So last week while I had “the plague lite” – the nearly-pneumonia upper respiratory thing so many have had this winter and early spring, I was enjoying reading Nancy Zieman’s blog tour promoting her new book. I got to read some new blogs that I like very much and I put a comment with my name on 2 or 3 of the blogs hoping to win a book or pattern or something – but I don’t often win things. So I was shocked to my toenails when I got an email saying I had won!

Read all about it here: http://mariemadelinestudio.typepad.com This is a new blog for me; I’d already decided to start reading it BEFORE they chose me as the winner.  Check them out.

I understand that I win Nancy’s new book:

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and her 4 new patterns:

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Now NONE of these patterns actually come in my size so I will be upsizing them but I have to make changes to EVERY pattern that I have so no big deal. 🙂 I was planning to get the book & all 4 patterns anyway, so I’m delighted that I will get them for no $ – Studmuffin will be happy when I tell him.  Trust me – he will!

I promise that I will use them -yup, actually SEW them & not just buy lovely fabric- and write about them. I can hardly wait!!

Thank you so much Nancy Zieman & Marie Madelaine Studio!!