Wednesday, September 1, 2010

And The Winner Is . . .

A huge thanks to each of you who took the time to enter this Anniversary Giveback with a thoughtful comment and to all my faithful followers both old and new. I appreciate you more than words can express.

Some think the #13 is unlucky,
but not Mr. Random Generator.

Congratulations to Penny
@ The Comforts of Home/
Lavender Hill Studio!

Meet Penny, mosaic artist and author of two wonderful blogs, The Comforts of Home and Lavender Hill Studio. Penny lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina where she creates exquisite pieces of mosaic art and other delights. This active, creative lady also generously shares her beautiful home, gardening, cooking, and inspiration for a comfortable life. If you don't know Penny, stop by The Comforts of Home for a visit. You'll be charmed with all this lovely lady has to share.

Send me an email, Penny, and the Anniversary Gift Package will be on it's way to North Carolina. I hope you enjoy the contents as much as I enjoyed putting this together.

And again, thank you to all who visit, comment, encourage, correspond, and share your individual talents and creative spirits. It truly has been an amazing year with hours of creative fun and a whole new circle of friendships. I follow and read your blogs with great admiration. Bloggers are an amazing group of individuals who generously and graciously share your talents. Your creativity continually amazes me. I learn from each of you every day.

You, to me, are unique in all the world.


The summer we married, my husband was in graduate school, and I was employed as a teacher. We took a portion of our savings that summer and purchased a sailboat. We christened our Catalina 22, “Hyacinths For The Soul” after Saadi’s poem. Our "Hyacinths" provided years of pleasure.


  1. Oh how wonderful, Sarah! Congrats to Penny! I am sure she will enjoy your very generous...and frenchy, I might add!...giveaway! I hope you are having a great week!...hugs...Debbie

  2. Congratulations Penny! What a wonderful prize package you've won. Enjoy the cookies for me, won't you please?

  3. Congratulations to the winner! It was a beautiful giveaway. I feel like a winner in that I discovered your beautiful blog.

    And I do mean that very sincerely. (I mean... the random generator didn't accept my previous bribe so why start now? Grin)

  4. I am soooooo THRILLED!!! I can't believe I won this beautiful giveaway! Thank you so much Sarah for having the giveway and saying such nice things about me!

    Thank you even more for being such a wonderful blog friend. I have loved getting to know you. Wish we lived closer....

  5. Congrats to Penny! Thank you Sarah for this beautiful give-away! See ya at the Barnyard Bash:@)

  6. What a lucky winner. I am sure all the things you sent will be greatly appreciated and used. That was a very nice giveaway.

  7. I can just imagine how Penny will enjoy every single thing in that package!.....what a sweet collection you've put together!

  8. Oh I am so happy Penny won your giveaway...I can't wait to see where she hangs those beautiful plates...she has such the talent for decorating....Congratulations Penny!!

  9. Congratulations to Penny!!! I bet this is one set of plates she won't be cracking up into mosaics! LOL ;-)

    Beautiful selections, Sarah.

  10. Congratulations to Penny! I know she will enjoy your lovely give away Sarah.

  11. Congratulations to Penny and thank you for this lovely idea. Whenever I hear or see that quote I will think of you Sarah!

    Best wishes,

  12. Congrats to Penny! I was just thinking the same thing Rett said~ I'm sure she'll enjoy those lovely plates WHOLE :-)

  13. How kind this was of you..You are so grateful:)


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