Friday, January 13, 2012

What a co-in-ci-dink ...

. . . I mean coincidence.

Well, you know it's my birthday month and I'm having a giveaway (see post here).  Only 6 commentors so far (what am I doing wrong?  this may just be my last giveaway!) so you have a really good chance to win.

Anywhoo, back to the coincidence.

Last year, way back in 2011 (isn't it funny that 13 days into 2012 we think of last year as being so far in the past), I was a happy camper to discover that I won 2 (not just one, but 2) giveaways!

And I received both gifts ON MY BIRTHDAY!

What are the odds of that happening?  Did they secretly know that is was my birthday?  Did they covertly send their packages so that they would arrive on the same special day?

Probably not.  Just a very lovely coincidence!

Marie from Lost Bird Studio is probably the most talented, creative and prolific artist I know.  Always, always something new and wonderful to see on her blog!  I truly hesitated to open this sweet packaging but I knew inside would be something even more special!

And special it is!  I'll treasure it Marie!
(Darn post office cracked the glass on my special piece but neither me or my memories are in perfect condition either).

Tracie of Fishtail Cottage (one of my 'new' favorite blogs) sponsored a giveaway with a prize from Shellagh of Ticking and Toile.  Another beautifully wrapped package almost too pretty to open.

But being the 'can't stand a unopened package' kind of gal that I am, I tore into it to find a wonderful stamped pillow cover.  Gorgeous, no?

Thank you Marie, Tracie and Shellagh for unknowingly making my birthday a day of happy surprises!

Now, IF you visit my blog and IF you enter my giveaway, maybe you will win and the package will arrive on one of your special days too!


Kathy said...

VERY cool pillow cover!

Petite Michelle Louise said...

such gorgeous gifts and how serendipitous to be receiving them now!

Donna said...

What beautiful gifts! And to get them on your birthday, no less! Ah, it is such a delightful start to the new year for you!

sonya said...

What wonderful gifts you've received and on your birthday even! :) That's great! I quite agree with what you said about the talented Marie. She is such a sweetie!

Dorthe said...

Hi Connie, what sweet gifts to recieve on your special day, dear Marie alwayes makes such beautiful things, and the other package is a WOW, too.
Wish you a lovely week-end, dear.

Joanna said...

Missed your birthday post, sorry Connie! Anyway, I'm here now wishing you lots of happiness for your birthday (last week). Of course I love you ;o)


Createology said...

Special gifts for a special lady! Serene Sunday...

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Wonderful goodies, Connie- perfect for your birthday!

Boxwood Cottage said...

Hi Conny,
I'm new to your blog coming over from Marie! What a pity that the glass of her lovely charm for you broke, but somehow the crack makes it look even older and more loved. Such loveley parcels you got!
Happy Birthday month btw and it's my birthday month too at the very end (29th) and my daughters (9th. Don't you wish for a Summer birthday sometimes?
Sending you warmest wishes from cold Germany

Suz said...

Happy, happy birthday, Connie. What great gifts. I know Marie-what a sweetheart and now I must go visit Tracie's blog!

Happy day to you!

Hope said...

I love to reply after Suz! Your I found your blog just cruising & it is lovely! Warmest wishes from Indiana & happy birthday month...may it be happy for you!

Anonymous said...

Gosh that had to be so fun getting those pretties on your birthday!!

Darn=- sorry I missed your giveaway- it was such a sweet one!