Monday, September 14, 2009

Gifts from Ganky

Last evening we had our first rainstorm since spring. It was cozy being in the house with the two cats, working on my knitting with the windows open so I could hear the rain. This morning when I left for work everything smelled fresh and wet. I adore rain and can't wait for autumn to arrive in full swing with lots of wet weather.

Tonight when I got home from work, there was a surprise waiting. I recently won a giveaway from Theresa at They Call Me Ganky , and the package was in my mailbox.

Inside was the September issue of Better Homes and Garden and a tote bag filled with goodies-- a candle, garden ornament, notebook and pads, and this adorable little birdhouse.

Theresa also sent a wall plaque and plate, each with inspirational quotes. I really like those quotes and might hang both in my kitchen. They are so bright and cheerful.

Apollo liked the tote bag best. I put it in the window to try and get a picture of it before the light faded away, and he sniffed it for a while and then started nibbling. I quickly put it in a safe place.

Thank you, Theresa! That was such a generous giveaway, and I love my gifts.

PS. Toni over at The Tattered Cottage is having her first giveaway. Please check it out!


Dogwood said...

Wasn't the rain last night just the most wonderful surprise. I love going to sleep with the sound of rain on the rooftop!
What a nice gift from Theresa. Nice little surprises inside the tote bag. Love seeing Apollo. Hope you had a nice Monday!
Hugs, Dogwood

Theresa said...

Happy that you loved your gift:) You are a sweet friend that one year ago.. I didn't know I had! Have a blessed day!

Woollywotnots said...

Wow what an amazing package full of the most delightful goodies. The bird house is adorable and I love quotes. The kitchen sounds like a great place so that every time you are cooking away, you can be inspired! I love listening to rain too.

Thimbleanna said...

Yay - I'm not the only person to have winnings!!! That's a great surprise package -- I especially love the cute little totebag!

Kim's Treasures said...

Thanks so much for stopping by Stacy! I like your blog too! Your owl is so cute!

Congrats on your win!


Hi Stacy,
Very nice giveaway you won!!! Guess I missed that one...
Kitty loves the tote too.
Deb :)

Niesz Vintage Home said...

What a fun gift!
That little birdhouse is adorable.

Kimberly :)

Oh, and I loved your back-to-school ATC...too cute!

Jill said...


Such great gifts! The Helen Keller quote is a favorite of mine as well. I work at the actual school where she attended class from childhood to adulthood, so I come across it quite often.
Have a great day!

Rachel said...

Lucky you! What great gifts. I think Apollo likes the tote bag because he looks so good next to it!

I like rain, too. Especially if I have nowhere to go and can enjoy it inside (like you did).

Joshy and belle said...

oh what a lovely parcel, i like the little bird card on the stripy paper! i like the smell of rain too, it always freshens things up! fliss xx

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