9 February 2014

Giveaway 3 (winner drawn 16 February at 11am GMT) and Giveaway 2 winner

Those who allow their day to pass by without practising generosity and enjoying life's pleasures are like blacksmith's bellows: they breathe but do not live.
Sanskrit proverb

This week I started a new practice called Word for the Week, and this week's word was



which seemed rather appropriate for 13 weeks' of gifting to mark my 50th year :-)
Don't you just love synchronicity??

And here's Giveaway 3 - a very unusual, fun necklace



It's made from hand-forged, oxidized sterling silver and leather by Susan Richards at Studio410, and here's a close-up.



The hand-stamped words read, 'The second star to the right' from J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan - directions to Neverland, and there's a handmade green glass bead hanging from a silver curlicue, and a wee crystal attached to a wire-wrapped heart. The pendant elements hang from a 1-inch silver bar attached to a leather cord with a handmade silver hook. The necklace measures about 19".

It's a very lovely, highly unusual piece which deserves to be worn and enjoyed, so again I wish you GOOD LUCK!!

Leave a comment below, and I'll draw a winner next Sunday, 16 February at 11am GMT.


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Giveaway 2 winner


Thank you to everyone who entered my second giveaway.

There were 20 entries, and using an online random number generator, the winner is comment 15 - I know, same number as last week, but I swear I'm using this.

Well done, Birgit!!

If you can email me your snail mail address (using the Contact Form in the sidebar), I'll get The Four Agreements in the post to you in Munich this week :-)

40 comments:

  1. Ohh, what a wonderfully, whimsical necklace! Please enter me in the drawing.

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  2. Generosity is a wonderful word, may I be more generous. I love the Sanskrit proverb.

    Peter Pan has been a favorite since I was a child, many, many years ago.

    Have a lovely Sunday and a great week ~ FlowerLady

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  3. Hello , my name is Dawn your my one stop on the blog party, Hope that I soon will be friends with all of you cyber neighbors. I just say that 600 plus bloggers that sign up to the Party and I am only up to 299 whew a lot of good read and great giveaways. Thanks for this opportunity to join friends with you and be apart of your giveaway. Can't wait to see more of your great projects in the making. My site http://overboardcreations.blogspot.com/and contact info is ovr_brd@yahoo.com
    I don’t have a lot of blog time in. but I like all things creative.

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  4. Hi Claire,

    I am so excited about winning this book -- thanks so much! :) I have already sent you an email.

    While I really like the necklace you offer this time, please do not include me in the drawing this time. I definitely want someone else to win this treasure, so that she (I presume it will be a woman) can also enjoy your generosity. I might take part in future drawings though -- hah! ;)

    Once again a BIG thanks -- you made my day with your sweet note!

    Hugs,
    Birgit

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  5. Good morning! yes, we all could stand to be more generous to others and to ourselves a good thing to remember. Your necklace is truly original I love it.

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  6. please enter me in the draw :) what a delightful necklace. and I'm loving your blog :) added you to my reader. Thank you for calling by mine and leaving a comment :)
    melanie x

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  7. Great way to celebrate your 50th! I am still two years away, but in my head I'm still 23 years old. It makes it hard to understand stiff joints!

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  8. I love synchronicity. Generosity is a great word. I also like the necklace. It is definitely unique and very pretty.

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  9. Peter Pan, all the way...how charming this little necklace is! How GENEROUS of you - love this little blog of yours...Happy Sunday - Tanya

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  10. That necklace by Susan Richards is fabulous! Please throw my name into the hat. Thank you.

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  11. That's one beautiful necklace, I'd love to own it!

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  12. Such a beautiful prize and such a generous thing for you to do. And I agree,generosity is so good for the heart and the soul.

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  13. Generosity is a great word to describe your 50th birthday giveaways. Most of the time people expect to be the receivers, not the givers, on their birthday. I love your quote too. We should all be generous every day.

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  14. You choose a word for the week - I choose a color for the week.
    After blue, it is now gray and I will look into what beauty I encounter gray...
    Have a great week :-)

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    1. Ahh, grey - a personal favourite - as you can see on the blog :)
      I'll check out what beauty you find - its a great idea!!

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  15. Congratulations to Brigit!
    "Second star to the right and straight on till morning" love the necklace!

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    1. You know your Peter Pan!! Neverland here we come...
      :D

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  16. What a beautiful necklace! I have a blogging friend who would love this. She has always loved Peter Pan. When she lost her beautiful little boy a few years ago... well, she talks of him being her Peter Pan. Her little boy who never grew up. You can guarantee that if I am the lucky winner, it will be sent to her. <3

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    1. Oh Marylin - can there be anything worse than losing a child? We never got to meet our Connie (she died in utero at 30 weeks) but I know the pain...
      Almost wish I could just send it directly to her myself!
      xx

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    2. I had a look on the etsy site but couldn't find another one, otherwise I'd buy it and send it to her!

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  17. I love, love, love that necklace. It is beautiful and reminds me of a childhood friend I lost a few years ago to a car accident. This necklace is right up my alley.

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  18. What a beautiful necklace I would love to give this to my beautiful daughter as she begins her 'next big adventure' to New Zealand in May...

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  19. What a beautiful necklace and such a generous gift. I would love to win this for my daughter. Thank you for the chance xx

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  20. I didn't get to read Peter Pan until I was into my teens. My parents were not "those sort of folks" I found it at the Library and loved it. And I still believe in Faeries and Santa. We must always live in hope and embrace our inner child.
    Thank you for the opportunity to win such an evocative necklace.
    Hugs x

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  21. I recognised the quote immediately, it's so redolent for me. - the necklace is a beauty, am off to look up Studio 410!

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  22. That is a fabulous necklace, what charming elements--thank you for generosity. What a brilliant idea, your Celebration Sundays . . . I may have to borrow that one from you in the future, Claire.

    :)

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    1. Borrow away, my dear - if you see any idea you like/that inspires take it, use it :)
      It's all about sharing/spreading the fun :D

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  23. Claire this is stunning, how proud I would be to wear it.

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  24. Hi Claire,

    What a special piece of jewelry. I really like the quote that you used at the beginning of the post. Thank you for sharing that. I'd love to put my name in the hat for the necklace. The only caveat is that if you choose my name I want it sent to Marilyn so she can give it to her friend that lost her son. This should give her an extra chance to win!

    Peace,
    Kay

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  25. What a wonderful way to celebrate your 50th year - it's a beautiful piece, thank you for the chance to win :o)xxx

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  26. Love your giveaways! What a great idea! I'll be following...
    ~Terri

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  27. I would wear the necklace all the time if I won it, reflects my nature perfectly.

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  28. Good luck everybody count me in...love your thoughtfulness.

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Thank you for taking the time to comment - I really appreciate it!
It's good to know I'm not alone :)