Sunday, 12 May 2013

Give Away Time!

Do you ever wake up in the morning a funk and find you need to get certain things off your chest? Stuff you've been bottling up for so long you didn't realise it needed to be said So you do. You put something out there. Only once it's out there you wish you hadn't. Because once some things are out there you can't take them back. To make matters worse you know the stuff you put out is not going to change one iota because it's been said. Things will carry on just as before. Or worse still, things will get worse not better. Whatever the outcome, all you have achieved is to spread a little misery far and wide. No? OK, well it's just me then.

So that was my morning for you. Clear as mud I know. But really you don't want to know all the gory details. I will blame illness and lack of sleep and maybe six months of more horrid stuff than nice.  Suffice to say having made myself miserable and at least two other people miserable into the bargain, I thought it was about time I started to spread a little happiness.

So it's time for a give away. (Hey do I get a prize for the most inventive and deep and meaningful reason to do a give away? Probably not but then I didn't win in any of the SMS give aways either.)

What can you win?  Do you remember when I made this Little linen and liberty purse as per Leila's tutorial?


Liberty Hexie Flexi Frame Purse

Now as much as I love this purse it's sat on the side in my sewing area unloved. Sometimes I may pick it up and try out the flexi flame, because that's almost as satisfying as popping bubble wrap.

inside

But really it needs to go to someone who will love it.  You know use it until it falls apart. (which hopefully won't be a week after you've got it...hmmmm) I would say I'd fill it with scraps, only that would be silly because really it's so small they wouldn't be scraps they would be trimmings! I will send some scraps with it though as my scrap box is fit to burst. 

So what do you have to do to enter? Well leave a comment and make sure you're not a no reply blogger person. Or if you are leave a way for me to contact you.  I know sometimes people find it hard to just 'comment' so if you feel like telling me the best way to cheer someone up or brighten their day let me know that. Oh and the other condition is you have to live somewhere where I can post this too. I know this rules out any one living in a galaxy far far away.  But blame Royal Mail delivery parameters not me. 

I'll keep this open until Friday 17 2013.


34 comments:

  1. Sometimes the best way to cheer me up is to just be there for me. All I really want is someone to understand where I am...to look at my situation and agree that it is indeed crappy, give me a hug and then hang out.

    I hope things do get better.

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  2. Flowers or chocolate. When I'm really blue, I get them for myself even.
    Oh, and BAD dance music. I put it on and MAKE myself dance to it. After a bit, my mood usually shifts off.

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  3. Sometimes you just have to get things off your chest, whatever the reason. It's not healthy to carry it all around. If nothing changes, it's sad you weren't listened to and taken seriously. Don't we just really want to be heard and taken seriously? Hosting a give away seems like a great way to start cheering yourself up. Giving to others always makes me feel better. If it's a nice day where you are, then soak up some sun, and maybe take some nice bird photo's to share with us. Oh, eat lots of chocolate too! ;)

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  4. Chocolate definitely helps! I usually find talking to a friend over a coffee helps too!

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  5. I am intrigued! Where have you found that Royal Mail declines to deliver?
    I think you need a hug. A big hug. But probably a gentle one , because you are a bit fragile just now!

    PS, Do not add me to your giveaway, because, I do love your purse, but I suspect i would not use it- It is too pretty for me to use- send it to someone who will definitely use it!

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  6. I don't think you can go far wrong with a hug and a smile.
    Here are a few for you darl.
    xoxox

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  7. Count me out of the giveaway as I live in a parallel universe but just wanted to say 'chin up chuck!'

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  8. Awww -sending happy thoughts. How about a joke? What do you call a 3 legged donkey? A wonky donkey. And I agree - those purse frames are as addictive as bubble wrap. Keep smiling :)

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  9. Oh I do stuff like that all the time, most recently I told someone I thought they were a scammer and now I'm screening my calls as I feel awkward explaining my side of things :S I hope you feel better soon, times the best healer, tomorrow will be better.

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  10. I always find that an Alan Partridge joke works!

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  11. Fondling fabric cheers me up, so does chocolate but the best thing in the whole World is my Grandaughters giggle, its the best sound ever. Love her and that infectious giggle.

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  12. I would love your purse for ever and ever.
    Sometimes you need to get the nasty stuff out of your system to move on. Hope things are brighter soon x

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  13. Cake cheers me up!!!! Sorry to hear it's been one of those days. I love your purse, and would be a very good new owner who would put it to good use if I won xxx

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  14. That is such a cute purse, and I am a great user of little purses. I cheer myself up often with chocolate- a popular method I note, accompanied by tea, or even better great cake and tea.

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  15. Nice giveaway J. Thank you. How to cheer someone up? Just be kind and bend a little to accommodate their ruffled feelings. Di x

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  16. Oh, dude, I've been there with opening the gob and then wishing you hadn't! But sometimes stuff needs said, even if it doesn't make things better.

    I will treasure your wee purse and love it forever. Pick me! And I find a run in the car with a ridiculous ice cream sundae at the end is good for cheering up.

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  17. Oh I soooo know that one! Cake, chocolate, booze, all three together, that'll help you forget everything :oD

    I'm loving the idea of the flex frame being like bubble wrap, maybe I need to make mine up now!

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  18. Music can cheer you up, uplifting music:
    Mumford & Sons
    Mindy Gledhill
    To name just a few.

    I would cherish your purse because I never make hexi things.
    Chin up chuck.

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  19. Spreading happiness usually makes you feel better, as well as being in gentle friendly company. It probably means you're feeling a lot better by the time you come to read my comment! All the commenters seem to be sending good feelings your way...
    A nice bit of sewing may help, too!

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  20. Oh Jan, pop me an email if you need to :(

    Sweet purse, sharing the love is a good way to feel a bit better but you can't beat chocolate, a good film on TV and then £20 of online-fabric therapy (any more and you will feel guilty later) xxxx

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  21. In the long run, you will be glad that whatever got said did get said, otherwise it just bottles up until it damages something. And it takes courage.
    Love your purse, I can think of a million uses!

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  22. Oh dear, that sounds like quite a start to the day - I hope it got better? Sometimes you just need to sound off and get it out all...I hope things get better rather than carrying on as before or getting worse. As for cheering someone up I find an unexpected little present helps. Or chocolate. Or cake. Or a heartfelt compliment. Or all of the above! I love your little purse and would love to give it a new home! I hope tomorrow is better than today xx

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  23. I like a big hug and I'm sending one to you :)

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  24. Ok, it sounds like you need a hug AND to slap the piss outta someone and then to have a drink. Or all 3 - in any order - who am I to judge? I just used a bit of Kona white to wipe up my sloshed Cosmo.. whatever!

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  25. Oh what a cutie! How can you bear to give it away? Then again, 'come to mama!' Jxo

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  26. I hope doing this giveaway cheers you up! Thanks for a chance to win that little purse. I love it and it would be perfect for coins.

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  27. Sorry you're having a crappy moment. Just know that here are those of us who are just happy that you are in this world.

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  28. oh, bless you! You need a cup of tea and a chat. Come for a visit?

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  29. Oh, I love bubble wrap! Just kidding :) this purse is gorgeous! I'm sorry you're having a tough time. I find chocolate generally helps, especially when mixed with quilting :) thanks for a lovely giveaway!

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  30. Oh Jan you definitely need a hug! Sometimes, things just need to be said. I hope life gets better for you soon. As for cheering up, a hug and a chat with someone who cares. And definitely some soothing hand sewing. Thinking of you. Xxx

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  31. virtual hugs :-)A nice cup of coffee with some chocolate and a good book or some lovely fabric to sew usually helps me feel better for a little while. And knowing that others didn't win anything in the sms giveaway either :-)

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  32. Sometimes the benefits of saying that stuff are not immediately apparent, I am hoping for you that this is one of those times. It often feels like a movie to me, when I have said something and immediately realize I should have just walked away or smiled or changed the subject. A cup of tea, a walk in a park, a pretty flower, or chocolate, all work for cheering up. Having said all that I would adore that little pouch and I would share the postage or meet you at the FQ Retreat in London or whatever should I win it.

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  33. What a gorgeous wee pouch, Jan! I think the best way to cheer someone up can be as simple as a smile. Especially for strangers - but not in a weird way obviously. The holding a door for them and a simple smile type of thing. For close family and friends hugs work for me. And chocolate obviously!!!

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  34. I found that a blast on my sewing machine usually takes away any stress or sadness. Hope that sharing your lovely purse will give you some happiness too.

    I've been wanting to try one of these bendy snappy purse frames for ages. Now you've got me intrigued.

    Thanks for the giveaway x

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