The other day I mentioned how kind the blogging community has been to me lately. Now I’m going to give you the details.
First, just before Christmas I received a care package of a crazy amount of cross stitch goodies from my friend Concetta of An Italian-Scot’s Stitching Journal.
Check out my favorite, “The Dreamer,” which some of you may remember is what “Sognatrice” means in Italian:
Grazie mille Concetta!
Then the Italian postal service continued to bless me with actual delivery when My French Life by Vicki Archer arrived just after Christmas. I had won this book in a contest over at Robin’s place My Melange.
And then I got news that I also won a contest over at Valerie’s 2 Baci in a Pinon Tree. I know! What did I step in, right?
Valerie was compiling a list of expat bloggers in Italy and offered up some fabulous prizes: a copy of Science in the Kitchen and the Art of Eating Well by Pelligrino Artusi (English translation) and–get this!–“hand-crafted chocolates from the best darn cioccolateria in Le Marche.” Woohoo! *So* exciting!
And then I read that Geggie of So…What Else? What Else? What Else? is having a contest giving away some Burt’s Bees goodies. Well I’m on a lucky streak, so of course I had to enter–and you should too!
But wouldn’t you know it? I’m already a winner! In the contest post Geggie asked for a little technical help and has now offered to send me some fun stuff as a thank you. Thank *you* Geggie!
Speaking of contests, head on over to Grace’s Sandier Pastures and leave a comment explaining why you need a new blog design–and you just might win one.
So I’m passing along this:
This blogosphere just keeps on giving I tell you, and I couldn’t be more grateful to be a part of it.
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