News Flash: There’s a contest in this post!
As you can tell, I’ve been thinking very profound thoughts today. Trust is an issue for most people. First, there are huge corporations being bailed out, and they’re giving out huge bonusus. Now I don’t talk about politics on this blog, but I’m pretty sure that nobody is happy about the bonusus except the undeserving execs that are getting them.
Then you read the paper. There are cases every day of someone having their identity stolen. Or a gazillion credit cards are compromised by a security breach.
I could go on and on, but instead I have to tell you what happened to me today. I still don’t believe it.
I had someone ask me for my address last week. It was someone I had met online. Now before you judge me and tell me how stupid I am, let me tell you the rest of the story. This person was really slick.
I gave my address to a stranger.
Look what I got in the mail today. I never saw it coming. I’m a very trusting person, you know.
I got this gorgeous, hand knit shawl. Nobody has ever given me a hand knit anything. Look closer at these perfect stitches.
It’s a color I love and wear a lot of. My nail polish usually matches. My lipstick matches. Even my mannequins hat accent matches.
Helen sent me this. And I’ve never met her. We’ve been blog friends for a while. I don’t even remember when we started leaving each other comments. I’ve talked to her on the phone a few times. We co-moderated Seasons of Lace, along with Alyse. (They did all the work!) But I’ve never met her.
Thank you so much, Helen!
And because she was so generous, I’m having a contest. Leave a comment at the end of this post and tell Helen why she’s so wonderful. Also, I need ideas of what to do for her in exchange. (No, I’m not sending her on a cruise to the Caribbean!) On Monday night, Feb 2nd at midnight central time, I will randomly choose one person to send a prize to. What’s the prize? I have no idea. I just thought this contest up as I was sitting here. I’m sure it will be yarn or knitting related. And, at that time, I will also figure out a way to say thank you to Helen.
Oh, in case you’re wondering why I didn’t model this gorgeous new shawl myself, let me show you what I’m wearing at 2 PM!
Um, yes! You’re seeing coffee cup pajamas, with an old sweatshirt over it and jeans underneath. I couldn’t bring Frankie to school with bare legs when it’s 5 degrees out, could I? I’m not that crazy. (I was hoping that making the photo long and skinny would do the same for me. Didn’t work!)
Oh, and Helen….I have the border of Madli’s Shawl done. That’s what I did this morning.
If you look really closely you can see clear beads. I’m not doing nupps this time.
I have to go. I need to get dressed before I pick Frankie up from school!