I’ve been the lucky winner of not one but TWO recent blog giveaways! I never win anything, so this has been pretty fun. Lucky me!
The first giveaway was back in December, and shame on me for not noting it here earlier. Elizabeth of ilOve Olive gave away these two adorable handmade pillowcase dresses:
[Photos shamelessly stolen from Elizabeth’s blog, since I don’t have a cute little doll to model the dresses.]
Aren’t they fabulous? Now, we don’t know if our little Ethiopian will be a boy or a girl, but we’ll make sure these dresses get put to good use one way or another. I’m not saying that if we have a son we’ll make him wear the dresses… but if he wants to wear the dresses, that will be just fine with us. We plan to be open-minded parents, and as such, we will not force gender stereotypes on our children. 🙂
Craig and I read it together as soon as it arrived. This is the first book of our future library of children’s books. Yay!
I also wanted to take a moment to note that both Elizabeth and Eileen have been wonderful bloggy friends to me. I fully enjoy each of their posts, through which I have learned so much, and also their thoughtful comments to me on my blog. Of course, the same goes for all of my bloggy friends, but E & E are getting special attention because they sent me cool stuff!
And speaking of blogs and friends and giveaways… I happened to notice this week that my blog has reached the 10,000 page view mark! So, in honor of this occasion, I thought it was time to do my own giveaway to thank those who are reading my ramblings. As such…
I am giving away a hand-knit sweater for one lucky reader’s child!
(See some of my previous handiwork here and here.) I have a pattern in mind, but I will work with the winner to finalize the pattern selection, size, color, and type of yarn. Also, since I recognize that many of us don’t know when our children are coming home, their ages, or their genders, this prize does not have to be redeemed immediately, although it certainly may be. (I’ve got lots of waiting time on my hands, so there’s no rush.)
Anyone – bloggers, non-bloggers, friends, family members – is welcome to join in. To enter the giveaway (stealing an idea I’ve seen many of my bloggy friends use), please ask me a question in the comments below. Ask away about whatever you’d like to know about me, our adoption, or whatever else is on your mind, and I’ll share my answers here in a later post. I’ll keep the giveaway open for one week, so get your comments in by 11:59pm EST on Saturday, February 27th.