Friday, March 27, 2009

And the bucket goes to...

gathered during a walk in the woods...

My intention was to announce the winner of the give-away first thing this morning... but the internet server pixies have been getting into mischief. I've had an intermittent connection for over 24 hours, and I'm actually posting from our village instead of at home... this means I have just a moment to thank you all for joining me in the celebration of the first year of my blog. Not quite how I had envisioned this post, but there are unexpected gifts from not having internet access... more time for walking outside in the sunshine to name a few! Thank you all for coming out to celebrate my anniversary with me! The number of comments would have been enough to keep me smiling for the entire next year, but the loving content of what you all shared is what will sustain me. I read each and every one (phew!)... and often followed you back to your own lovely blogs. I've sometimes wished, while mothering, that there were several of me to get everything done and still have left over arms to hold everyone in my family. I wished for those extra Mayas this week, so that I could thank you all individually. Please know I would, if I could. And who will be getting a package delivery soon? The winner is.....
Rowena !

Hurray Rowena! Please email me your address so that I can send you your filled bucket. I just discovered that Rowena had just opened up her own Etsy shop ... congratulations! I love seeing that!

I have a wonderful second give-away all ready for you... or really a child in your life, but that will have to wait until Monday. I'm sure (hoping!) my technical difficulties will be over by then. So here's to a wonderful weekend... hope you get outside and enjoy it!
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  1. YAY!!!!!! I'm doing a happy dance!!!! I just turned on my googlereader and there it was! I almost never win stuff.

    I'm going to use it for my little portable art studio so I can work wherever my little kiddoes take me.

    Thank you so so so much. :)

  2. Warmest congrats, Rowena ! You're one lucky girl :)
    Sorry for the internet troubles, Maya. I hope they'll get solved ASAP. I'll miss you till you come back. oxoxo Have a happy weekend ! oxoxo

  3. Yay! Congratulations, Rowena!! :D

  4. Congratulations, Rowena! Your happy dance is well called for. So sorry to hear about your internet troubles, Maya. Hopefully they will be worked out in no time. Thank you again for holding the giveaway. So thoughtful of you.


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  5. Happy treasures that you found! All the colors that are popping up make me so excited & ready to create something. What shall it be...

  6. Thanks for the give away and congrats to Rowena - lucky lady!
    Hopefully I will be able to get outside tomorrow before the rain called for sets in on Sunday. Hooray for spring!

  7. Love the photo - I love moss and can't wait till fall to visit the swamp near my grandparents' again. I always get lots of painting inspiration there!

  8. One year! Congratulations. But I can't believe with all the posts you have put up that it has only been a year--it seems like so much more. You must be the busiest person I know.

    Here is to year two!

  9. Congratulations to Rowena - lucky you! Hope your internet is sorted out soon Maya, it's so frustrating when it doesn't work.
    Enjoy your weekend.

  10. Congrats to Rowena! She deserves it!

  11. Thanks for the give a way Maya! Rowena's a lucky girl.
    Now go back outside and enjoy the sunshine! It's warm and beautiful today in this part of NYS. Yay!
    Maybe Spring really is coming.

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  13. wow! Great photo. love those nature elements