Tuesday, April 27, 2010

This One Is All About You (Except For The Bit About The Birthday Senility)



I can’t tell you how disturbing it is to have an attack of senility on your birthday. I knew I’d stashed ’em somewhere safe, but after searching in all the usual places (including the back of the freezer), I’d resorted to glaring at the dog to see if I could persuade a confession out of her. Turns out they hadn’t gone the way of many a chewed sock and were in front of my nose the entire time. This is possibly more disturbing than the senility issue, because if my sight is on the out, then I’ll need to be nailing that knitting-without-looking bizzo, with yet greater quicksticks urgency.

Anyhoo, I found ’em. I have two single tickets up for grabs to the imminent Melbourne Stitches & Craft Show. If you’re local, or not local, but confident residual volcano ash isn’t going to be putting the kaibosh on a speedy trip downunder, then get yourself to the Caulfield Racecourse between the 5th and the 9th of May. I’m champing-at-the-bit excited and particularly looking forward to supporting those fabulous bloggy exhibitor Incubator types.

So. Leave a comment before this Thursday the 29th and I promise to spare us all the usual pain of one of those convoluted giveaway draws I am prone to, by pulling names efficiently out of a hat. But because it feels mean, mean, mean, for the Melbourne locals or confident volcano flyers to get in on all the action, I’ll draw a third name for the non-locals, for a surprise ‘cheer-up’ package involving all manner of, oh, cheering and, admittedly, as yet undetermined, things. It’s a speedy turnaround giveaway – you have until 2pm this Thursday the 29th, Melbourne time!

PS. If I lose ’em again, just so we all know, they’re still on the inspire wire...



PPS. There will be all manner of Stitches & Craft Show activity and know-how to be found and inspiration to be had. You can download your show guide here.

59 comments:

Claire - Matching Pegs said...

Ohh - I would love to go.

Please pick me :-)

Mel said...

Firstly HAPPY BIRTHDAY lovely lady! There's no senility round your way that is for certain!

And now WINNING tickets to the show would be the icing on the cake for me on what is already (in my mind) going to be an awesome trip to Melbourne for me that weekend!

Little Waltz said...

Oh I hope your lucky fingers pick me. <3

Cindy said...

I will be going anyway but there is nothing wrong with being a tight ass is there

dillpickle said...

If you can't have a bit of senility on your birthday, when can you really get away with it? Happy birthday!!!

Count me in, please! xx

crzylady said...

going to make your non-convoluted giveaway complicated (not really) - just saying cheers! what a nice thing, but don't add me because I live in the US. :(

Jo (sparkly green knickers) said...

pick me, pick me!!

Laura said...

Here's to hoping your senility can benefit me! Happy birthday!

beccasauras said...

Happy Birthday crazy girl. I'd love a ticket, I may join you in senility though and lose it before the day arrives....

emma said...

ok... that's it, I am going to the show!

Angus in Northcote said...

I'd rather have the cheer up package (or a boyfriend hat:)

ange_moore said...

Happy Birthday and thank goodness you found those tickets! I'm not local and suspect that if it's not volcano ash it'll be tonsillitis or bogger-eyed kids that prevent me from making the hop across Bass Strait to join in the fun of the show. Oh well, maybe another time (but I'm up for a chance of a cheer-up package)!

Leah said...

Happy Birthday and Im going, but it would be nice to get in on a free ticket. Cheers Leah

fi said...

i would love to win a ticket:))))) picketh me!

Anna Bartlett said...

I'm not a local, and have been covered in babies lately so any sort of cheering up is appreciated. Looking forward to reading all about it (probably at midnight) though!

Tas said...

Volcanic ash aside, I wont be able to make it but please feel free to consider me as a foreigner for the cheer up prize to, well, cheer me up!

Cute as Buttons said...

Happy, Happy Birthday to you and may it be a year full of blessings. Personally I enjoy the convoluted giveaways and would like you to embroider on the pick out of the hat method in your usual stylish way. Lisa x

Michelle said...

Not local, and sad not to be going, so a cheer up prize would be just the ticket!

Tanya said...

Not local and unable to go, so I would love a cheer up prize!

melissa said...

I'm a local - but sadly can't go as I am busy busy all those days! :(

Looked at the program the other day and it looked awesome!

Cat said...

I was drooling just reading the show guide, I so have to go. Of course, winning tickets would be even better :)

A Peppermint Penguin said...

I'll having anything involving 'UP' and 'CHEER', but no tickets for me. Even without the ash cloud I really don't think I'd make it. It all sounds so exciting!!

Ever heard of a C.R.A.F.T. moment?

Can't Remember A Freaking Thing

Cheers,
AJ

Vireya said...

Please put me in the draw! A free ticket would mean having more spending money at the show, which has to be good for someone!

Betsy B said...

I've just discovered your blog, as you do, via another blog, which was found via another and another before it....and a few hours later and I'm loving your blog and am here to stay!

Would love for you to pick my name out of the hat :)

And most importantly, HAPPY BIRTHDAY. Milk it for all it;s worth (at least up until Mother's day takes over!)

sue said...

Ooh how exciting! I am really trying to make it to this one on the Friday so it should be a lot of fun!

Kate said...

Firstly a HUMUNGOUS Happy Birthday to you!! Secondly, thank goodness I read your post because I was going to turn up to the showgrounds because that's where the show was last year and thirdly, yay, I'd LOVE to win a ticket.

Christine Galbraith said...

I would love love love some tickets. My sister and I are flying down from Maitland in NSW to come to our first Melbourne Stitches and Craft Fair and I am SOOOOOOO excited. I have already pre-booked 3 different classes and those tickets would really make our trip really special. We have both had a really tough couple of months with our Mum being quite unwell. So these tickets would be gratefully received. Christine

Cass said...

I can't win - boo hoo but just wanted to say happy birthday.

ecoMILF said...

I'm not worthy! I'm not worthy! But, would still love the change to win! Thank you and Happy Birthday! xo m.

Katie B. said...

Happy birthday! I'm a sad foreigner, but I'd love the cheer-up prize :)

beck said...

Well Happy Birthday to you honey!! Hope it was a good one, did you get to go out somewhere fancy with your beloved? Did he shower you with love & gifts? Of course he did. Hey, those tickets would come in handy, fingers crossed xo

Allison said...

OOhhhh, crosses fingers, legs, and toes (and eyes - making this post seem improbable, if not IMPOSSIBLE but.....) -- please, oh please, oh please (prays to goddess of blog giveaways) pick me.

Happy Birthday too!!

kerrie said...

Happy Birthday !!
I can't make the show but I'd love a bit of cheering up, please count me in.
xx

Karen said...

I think I am going to have to go with kids in tow - could be interesting!
Would love to be a winner, and I am glad you're not going senile!

Megan said...

good to hear you got extra spoilt for your birthday :)

i am across the other side of aust and veryvery jealous i do not have the means or the time off to get myself over east for the stitches and craft show so i will definitely be putting my hand up for the comforting cheer up package!!

Cathy {Tinniegirl} said...

I'll throw my hat in the ring for one of those babies. Maybe I could even go a few suburbs out of my way for a coffee with a fabulous blogger that lives over that way!

Sewing Belle said...

I am definitely not a 'local' being from SW West Aust, would've loved to be able to attend - but not this year.

So please count me in for the 'cheer up' package - sounds fabulous :)

Sue said...

Even tho' I'm not a local I'm gonna be in Melbourne that week (Yipee) Jersey Boys AND Stitches & Craft Show...now that's worth flying across the country for.

Di said...

Tania, your blog is like a breath of fresh air! Sad to say I can't make it to the Fair from Sydney - but I'd love to be entered in the cheer-up draw, please?

Fer said...

I'd really love to go but it's just not possible. Just put me in for a cheer-up package. :)

Donna said...

I'm a non-local but would love a cheer up . .it SNOWED here today .. (Ottawa, Canada, . . boooo ..the poor tulips took a pummeling.)

Happy Birthday and have fun at the show ...

- Donna
(kindredcrafters (at) gmail (dot) com
http://www.kindredcrafters1.blogspot.com

Tracy said...

I would love to win a ticket. I can't believe I've never been to this before now.

Happy birthday too.

Jenny from Ohjoh said...

I'm in Melbourne, please pick me !!!
I've written it on every calendar, diary, notepad & kid's forehead so that I don't forget that it's on next week.
Arrrggghh, that "baby brain" ... it never comes back, does it ?

ick and ooo said...

I'm not really a local - but am entering for my local friend who I know would really appreciate a bit of crafty goodness at the moment.

Tahnee said...

Happy, Happy Birthday! Am counting down the days to the Show and would be an even sweeter, kid-free day with a free ticket!

Little Cooties said...

Craft? Show? tickets? FREE!!!!

Yes PLEASE!!!!!!

I'll definitely be going! Can't wait to be inspired :)

Piccolamia said...

Oh, PLEASE, PLEASE...PICK ME!!!!

I never win :(

Betty Jo said...

Do I have a chance to score a freebie?
Hope so. As I'm not "doing" incubator this year, a little bit of extra help to get me there would be fantastic.

Margaret @ Konstant Kaos said...

Oh! I'd really love to go as well .. as we all would. Yes I am local!

Vik said...

If ever there was a bloggy giveaway that I would wet my pants to win....this is it!!!!

jo so and sew said...

I came on to thank you for the delicious foodie aroma in my kitchen that you are responsible for... you are so, so kind! Thank you!
I could go to the Craft show as well...

AMM said...

I would love to win a ticket - just the thing to cheer me up after working for three weeks with only one day off.

SoozeM said...

I am glad I am not the only one who looses very important things like tickets! Hope you had a lovely birthday, I had a birthday this week also so now have some spending money for Stitches and Craft - yay!!

Libster said...

I would love to go to the show if i am lucky enough to win your ticket/s :)

m.e (Cathie) said...

swap you a few birthday cupcakes for a ticket...hehee...thought I'd try :)

mwahhhh

Liam's Mummy said...

Happy Birthday!

I'm coming to the show regardless, but if I don't have to pay for my ticket, it's more spending money when I get inside :)

nicole said...

happy birthday to yoooooou!
i've never been to stitches and craft before, but i keep hearing rave reviews!
xox

Catherine said...

a belated happy birthday! am keen to go to my first stitches and craft show!

Casie said...

Happy birthday.

I'd happily take those tickets off your hands!