Sunday, 25 November 2007

200th Post Giveaway Draw

And the winner is


Crafty Gardener

Its really strange because as the time drew near to draw this prize

I had butterflies in my stomach

I was excited to see who had won - would you believe it

Of course I wanted everyone to win as everyone who entered is a special blogging buddy

Crafty Gardener really does deserve the prize as she was the friend who turned one of my garden photos into my header

Crafty Gardener, I know you have my E-mail address so as soon as you send me your home address, which I will keep private naturally, then I will post the scarf off to you

I hope the Christmas rush has not yet started for overseas mail

Talking of 'stomach butterflies'. I was fast asleep at 2.0 am this morning

when the telephone rang right next to me

Apart from a time when we had some nuisance calls, the only middle of the night calls

I have ever had have been because of a death or an emergency in the family

By the time I had answered the phone and put it back I realised that my heart was racing

No idea what the call was as the line went dead

It took me over 2 hours to settle down again and go back to sleep

Now if that was my son, he would stay calm and collected until he knew the source of the call


CONNIE W said...

Well congrats on reaching your 200 posts milestone. Those wee hours phone calls are troubling, I understand how it can cause sleeplessness. We have Caller ID so most callers' numbers are displayed along with their names, unless they use a blocking code.

Paula said...

Congratulations to the winner! That is a very nice scarf.
I just about jump out of my skin if there is a call in the middle of the night.

Linds said...

Did you try 1471? I also have palpitations when I get middle of the night calls!

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Congrats to your winner1 Oh I hate those middle of the night phone calls!

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

Oh my, what a lovely surprise I got when I came visiting your blog today Barbara. I'm thrilled to be the winner and the scarf will certainly be put to good use in our cold winter climate. Thank you so much. An email is speeding your way.

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

We have call display and on the few occassions that we get a middle of the night phone call and it goes blank ... I return the favour to them in the early hours when I get up and ask them why they phoned me and do they realize how much worry they put me through. They usually don't appreciate the call back as sometimes it is just kids playing around and the poor parents have to take the blame.

Susan Skitt said...

Wonderful! So glad to hear about the winner. I was wondering if I missed who won while on break :)

I'm glad the call wasn't anything serious. Hope you can catch up on some restful sleep! If the call was at my home, I would just think it was the computer company my husband works for calling him out on an emergency again...

Can't wait to take some time and read your post below!

God bless!

Willow said...

Congratulations, Crafty Gardener! Lucky lady!
I dread those middle of the night calls, too. They make my heart race--too many times I've answered the phone and had to race for the hospital, when my father was still living.
My cell phone has the same number, different area code, as a carneceria (Mexican meat market) and I get calls starting at 6am--people ordering meat in Spanish, English and once in Chinese. Now I turn off the ringer at night.
I hope you can get a little nap in today.

Mike said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. Nice to meet another Londoner!

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TO BECOME said...

So happy and I learned so much with each of your posts. Congrat. on your 200th. Congrat. to the winner of your give a way. She is very fortunate.

So sorry about the late call. I hate getting calls like that also and sometimes it makes it worse not to know who was trying to call. Hope you future nights are filled with good rest and sleep. Have a good week, Barbara. connie fromTexas