28 August 2016

Post Office Fail and Giveaway Winner!

Hello there - here's hoping your weekend was enjoyable.  Ours was fine, if unexciting.  Since the weather decided that once again, hot and humid was the way to go, I stayed put most of the time.

Yesterday, I grabbed my swap partner's package and another one I'm sending to one of my nieces, and walked up nice and early to the Post Office to mail things.  I figured if I got there early, there wouldn't be a long line.  Guess what?  There was NO line at all ... not so fast - it was closed, because apparently they had no electricity!  Grrrrrrr.  So I may not get the package in the mail until Tuesday, the very last day and what seems to me to be the very  last-minute.  The P.O. I pass on my way to and from work isn't open when I leave in the morning, and I won't have a chance to stop on the way home  tomorrow because I need to get home quickly, change, and head to Stitch 'n Pitch tomorrow night.  Perhaps The Tim will think to mail both things for me tomorrow, but there's no guarantee.  Sigh.  I can think of one other time I know the P.O. was closed unexpectedly when I needed it.  Maybe they are just messing with me, I don't know ...

I did open my package from my swap partner, Araignee, and it is AH-MAZ-ING.  She really spoiled me.  Once I get the pictures I took out of my camera, I'll show off here.  :-)  (If you follow me on Instagram, I posted some quick shots there already today.)

Anyhoo, it's Giveaway Winner Time!   It was so nice to hear from so many of you, thanks for your congratulations and for entering the giveaway.  Originally, I was going to use a random number generator, but instead decided that I would have The Tim choose the winner.  So, he swished all of the names around in a little bowl for way longer that was necessary, and chose:

Lynn!!

Congratulations, Lynn!  I don't have your mailing info, so please send it to me, either via e-mail at baclancyATverizonDOTnet, or via a Ravelry message (my Rav name is thekittyknitter).  I'll let you know when your package is sent out, so you can be watching for it.

Thanks to everyone for playing along - on the one hand it's so much fun for me to read everyone's comments and see whose name will get picked; but then of course, I wish I had more things to send to every single person ... so I promise if I ever win the lottery, I'll send something to all of you.  In the meantime, I hope you stick around, because you never know when there might be another "event" or what it might be ... :-)

I'll be back soon with swap stuff, a Stitch 'n Pitch report, and my Olympics knitting.  In the meantime, I hope a good week is in store for all of us, whether or not the weather forecast feels like cooperating.

6 comments:

Dee said...

Have fun at Stitch 'n Pitch. Go, Phillies! (Even though I'm mad that they traded my favorite player!) :=(

Araignee said...

I'm stuck at Daughter's for the week with her kitties so it's no rush to get my swap box to me. The Mister is going mailbox duty this week. Boo hoo....

Vera said...

Congratulations to Lynn!

What is stitch 'n pitch -- stitching/knitting at the ball field?

Can't wait to see your knitting progress.

Mereknits said...

We will stick around because we love you not for a giveaway! Have fun that the game.
Meredith

Claudia said...

What fun to be in a swap!!! It's been a while since I've been in one but I remember how much fun they are. BTW What's up with the ND players? I hope they'll have enough players not in jail to field a team. On the other hand maybe a super deserving and talented player who would otherwise not play will get a chance to shine....

kathy b said...

It has been very humid here. MY friend came to visit and wanted to go in the hot tub. The hot tub is for cold days I think! But we went in. Her foot hurts so it made it feel better.!
You have until Sept 1 to meet the dishcloth mailing deadline. YOu'll make it. Post office, closed! What!!
Grrrr. I dont like making double trips!