Literary Heroines Giveaway and Gifts 1-8

Giveaway time! Not here though, you’ll have to go visit Accordion To Kellie and join in Kellie’s Literary Heroine Blog Party to enter. Kellie was kind enough to ask us to join in the fun, and we’ve donated a special bundle of heroine-themed embroidery patterns from Little Dorrit & Co. as part of her massive giveaway! Definitely go over there to check it out, there’s some great stuff up for a chance to win!

Also, for anyone interested, here’s an update on my 29 Gifts in 29 Days challenge: it’s definitely not easy to come up with something every day, especially if you don’t necessarily see lots of people each day in person. But that does make it more satisfying when you come with something good! Here’s what I’ve done so far:

Gift #1: a small package to my BFF,
#2: a small package to a blogger friend (I assume neither has arrived yet, since I haven’t heard anything from the recipients),
#3: a knitting pattern for a lovely friend / member of my knitting group, Caroline, from her Ravelry wishlist,
#4: a few small Liberty pieces and a little mini-sewing kit to another dear knitterly friend, Holly, who’s been hit by the paper pieced hexagons bug lately,
#5: a completely hand-stitched mug rug for my Mom, who loves Valentine’s Day:

Ok, one other Valentine's thing. But not for me. This mug rug is Gift #5 of 29, for my Mom, who loves Valentine's Day - even if I don't. :)

#6: Tulips and a wee bundle of chocolates for my little hand-sewing mini-group, Karen and blog-less Christa,
#7: A small donation to help make this short film, “Mr. Happy”, via Kickstarter. I chose to receive no reward in exchange for my donation (not even a copy of the completed film) because that would’ve been a purchase, not a gift.
#8 (today): Tuna fish for breakfast and dinner for my bestest furry pal, my darling Oscar bear:

Mmm. Sunshines make sleepies.

(Not a post-tuna photo, just one of him looking particularly happy and gorgeous.) Oscar has a special diet, so tuna for his meals is a special treat.

I have an idea for tomorrow but I’m not sure I can do it in time, and a little list of people I’d like to hit with a gift during this challenge, so I think I’m doing pretty well so far. 21 gifts to go!

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