Friday, October 23, 2009

And the winner is.....

I did everything you all told me to do in the comments from this post and the random number generator picked comment number 7; Andi
Wow!!! I'm feeling a tad teary reading that!!
I've not been reading much this year. Mainly craft books, kids books and reading for work.
But I did absolutely devour "A Thousand Splendid Suns" by Khaled Hosseini. Amazing storyteller.
Send your mum my best.
Andi x
I am actually a bit teary at this stage because funnily enough I went to school with Andi. We lost touch but reconnected recently through our blogs. I am thrilled that Andi and her family will get to read my Mum's book as Andi met my grandmother and knew her in the good times when we were growing up and then when it started to get difficult around the time of my wedding. Funny how things work themselves out sometimes.

For everyone else who entered, thanks so much. Its been said before and I'll say it again, I wish you could all win. Mum's book went into bookshops yesterday and into libraries last week so if it is something that touches you and your family it is out there now.

Finally, my Mum was overwhelmed by the response and wanted to say this;

Thank you so much, Kate for running this giveaway in support of my book. I hope the winner enjoys my book. I know they'll love your crocheted flower and screen printed t-shirt!

I feel quite overwhelmed by the responses from your fellow craft bloggers. What an amazing community. Some of the books people mentioned I'd already read but others I hadn't, so I now have a nice list to explore.

I was especially moved by the commenters who'd been touched by Alzheimer's in their family. It's such a difficult journey, I know. I can only wish you strength. What helped me most was having a close and loving family. Including Kate and Bren and their girls.
I hope you all have a great weekend. We've got Miss Pepper's second birthday tomorrow and a farmers' market in Melbourne.


  1. Well done to Andi and well done to you and your mum as well! How exciting that her book is finally published and out in the world. I'm sure it will touch many people, as not just a book about Alzheimers but also about people, connections, family, love and loss. Hope Pepper has the best, best birtday with lots of sunshine, balloons, cuddles and cake xo

  2. Thanks so much Kate and Viv!!
    I am so thrilled to have won this giveaway and I am looking forward to a good (if teary) read!!
    Kate, which farmers market tomorrow?
    Andi :-)

  3. congrats! that's a beautiful post Kate, your mum sounds absolutely gorgeous.
    happy bday to Pepper ♥

  4. Congratulations to Andi on winning! It was so nice for your mum to leave a comment for all of us too. It is nice when you can reconnect with old friends isnt it. Enjoy your market!

  5. Beautiful letter from your Mum xx


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