Wednesday, November 8, 2006

Contest Time

Cup Day in the Park is held at Bacchus Marsh every Cup Day which is the 2nd Tuesday in November. Paul's grandmother lives right across the road from where this is held, and we usually visit her at the same time. Yesterday we went even though it was raining and cold. We have vowed not to go again, since it has lost the magic of a good day out. I think the organizers need to get new people to run it. Anyway, apart from that Isabelle got her face painted as a unicorn. Doesnt she look cute. Lachlan had a ride on the dodgem cars, and we had a look around at the very few stalls that were there, and then went to visit my niece whose birthday it was. She loved the books that I had bought for her, (she just turned 8) so I am happy I got her something she liked. I love shopping for presents for kids, so much fun. Lachlan also managed to pick 1st place in the Melbourne Cup race, and I got 2nd!

The day before the mailman had finally delivered my Knitting Calendar for 2007, I missed out on 2006. They had problems shipping it out from the US, so I had to wait for a few months. Some nice patterns in it, lots of felted bags, different sock patterns and kids socks too. I like a few tops in it too, but will have to read through it more thoroughly before I start anything in it. They even have a few Christmas decorations to knit, and they are rather cute. I dont have time to knit any this year though as I still have to finish off a few things.

NOW FOR THE CONTEST DETAILS
Firstly, it is not a hard contest. I would just like to get some more comments on my blog from people who perhaps read my blog and do not comment. I know I have some people who leave me very wonderful comments, and they all know who they are, so all you need to do is leave me a comment over the next 2 weeks and I will get Isabelle and Lachlan to pick a name for the 2 prizes you can win. First prize is the book Toys to Sew which is a wonderful book by Claire Garland who also published the book Knitted Babes.


Second prize, a copy of the Fall Interweave Knits magazine. It is brand new and has never even been looked at. I got my copy a few months ago, and am now waiting on the Winter 2006 copy. I will also have a third prize if I get a lot of comments so we shall see how many we get. I will draw the prizewinners on the 23rd of November, which also happens to be Paul's grandmother's birthday so stay tuned. I look forward to hearing from you all. I hope you all have a wonderful day!

32 comments:

Annie said...

Melbourne Cup day is such a huge thing around the whole country, more and more people up here are taking the day off to head down to Melbourne or attend special lunches - mainly for ladies, they all dress up and have a great day. I had the cup day off with my husband, I watched the race with my neighbour and friends, I got a first place in the big sweep at work - $500 thank you very much. Pretty good for a $1 a week outlay ($52 per year).

Tangerine Dreams said...

Your little girl's so cute! I'm making my girl a doll for christmas that kinda looks like Molly (Waldorf style).

sandra said...

Love contests - have even won twice! Wouldn't mind third time!

Karin said...

Isabelle the Unicorn looks great. At least the kids enjoyed their day out.
I'll have to look out for that calendar. Looks veri interesting.

Jan said...

Your daughter is so cute all painted up! I am curious of what you think about the calendar. I didn't get one last year because I never made anything out of the knitting calendar I got the year before. Is it worth buying?

Renee said...

The unicorn face painting is very cute. Did she object to having it washed off later?

lorinda said...

I'm 'fessing up to reading but not commenting. If you want, I'll post your contest on my blog or tell Chris at stumblingoverchaos.com. She has lots of readers.

I love my 2006 knitter's calendar and can't wait to get the 2007.

Oh, and your daughter is SO cute!

Dipsy D. said...

Awww, Isabelle looks so sweet as a little unicorn! It seems you all had such a lovely day out! The calendar you got seems to be really amazing - I'm curious to hear what you think about it and which projects you'll decide for! Happy Knitting!

Kenyetta said...

Isabelle's face looks adorable!
on the knitlist I belong to, everyone raves about the knitting calendars- enjoy!

Tracey said...

Hee hee, I just had a simmilar contest at my blog. I'll certainly be stopping in more often. Love the calendar. I may have to pick one up for myself.

Joe & Beth said...

What a cutie-pie! Came here by way of Lorinda. That calendar looks exciting!

trek said...

Sorry about your experiences at the fair. We've had some of those over here too. You grow up and a particular fair is fun and then all of a sudden you realize that the same people have been organizing it since World War I and they do everything the same way as they did it back in the day but it isn't as good. Phooey.

Ann-Marie said...

hi there
i'm commenting
my FIL went to Australia last year for 6 weeks and ended up helping with the Commonwealth Games.
He LOVED it, loved the people.
I hope to visit some day.

knit_tgz said...

The unicorn face painting is so cute! :)

Back to lurking...

Kristin said...

Awww..now I want my face painted like a unicorn! Thanks for having this contest I've been coveting that book for a while.

m. said...

It's sad when something that used to be fun, stops being so. But getting painted up like a unicorn is a happy gift. :)

Esther Bourgault said...

Hi ! I'm not a blogger so it' s more difficult to see my "passage"...Reader very often but writer rather seldom...
I've put your blog in my favorites list so I'll come back !
I'm living in Quebec (the french-speaking province of Canada), and I apreciate reading blogs from all around the world, especially about knitting or patchwork .
See you soon on internet !
Esther
p.s. Your daughter is so sweet...I'm waiting to be a grandmother(and knit all those little outfits...) after being a mother of 6...

Karen said...

My first visit to your blog, I enjoyed reading it very much. I have bookmarked it to come back for additional visits. You daughter is so cute as a unicorn.

monica said...

your daughter's face painting is so sweet. I love the Bo Peep sweater from a few posts down

Stariel said...

What an amazing face painting!

R a i n said...

Funky face painting!

lisa said...

Hey Sue! I found you through Chris at stumbling over chaos. So, I've never visited you before. BUT I have friends in Melbourne...he's a native, was here for work for almost 3 years, she's from here and went back with him and their infant son. Who I miss terribly! He's turned 1 over the summer. Come visit me! And I'll be back!

RheLynn said...

The unicorn face painting is so original! I wonder if Isabelle came up with the idea and they had to think out how to draw it? Or if it was one of their 'specials?'

The books are very cute too! I've been meaning to take a look at that toy book for a while now :o) It looks like so much fun.

Happy day to you!

Saltwater purls said...

aha! a challenge! well i have nothing profound so say except that is a great unicorn face painting!

claudine said...

Isabelle sure looks cute in the face painting! :) (Btw, you know I love your blog and your knits, but don't worry about entering me in the contest as I already have both the book and the mag -- they're both great!)

Sterenig said...

That's a great idea, that contest ! Be hopeful, people will post, even without the contest.

mrspao said...

Great contest :) I love the look of the Toys to Sew book!

V said...

Wow...that is some face painting! Sure beats the Heart on the cheek or Harry Potter forehead bolt that we usually get!

Dove Knits said...

You have the cutest kids ever!

The doll in your previous post is quite adorable, as well.

*Goes to read more*

kitkatknit said...

Fantastic face painting job! Your daughter is a doll.

Brena said...

I absoultly LOVE how your daughter and the unicorn "share" an eye. So creative!

Anonymous said...

i love the unicorn design. when i was a kid, my favorite thing about fairs and such, was getting my face painted. i could've cared less about the rides and the cotton candy, but i wanted both cheeks, and the backs of both hands painted. and yet, my mother seemed shocked when i came home with my first tattoo. :) anyhoo, i've got your blog bookmarked now.