Thanks to Hope for posting her excitement over winning my giveaway - you can see her post here. So sweet, thanks Hope!! And actually she won two - the one she showed is just one with two sides to it and she picked the white silhouetted couple with the plain pink background and already an ornament. I love the postcard feel of that ornament and I have to admit I think she picked the best two - she's got good taste, if I do say so myself. My, what an ego I have.
I'm also sending one to Heather, who gave me such a sweet ornament herself a long time ago and I've been meaning to return the favor for quite some time, so I really hope she likes it as much as I like hers - I keep hers on my bookshelf so I can look at it all the time.
As for everyone that missed the giveaway - it's my own darn fault for being so last minute. It was a spur of the moment decision and I didn't give enough warning. I'm sorry for that. I'm still new at this and I'll do better next time, I promise. Really, a few days is nothing in blogland - real life makes us miss stuff going on like this unless we have lots of time on our hands and especially since there are SO MANY cool blogs to follow. So, I'm really sorry if you're disappointed. I'll do another giveaway soon and give much more time for everyone to have a chance, promise!!!!
Valentine's Day really snuck up on me - doesn't it always feel that way?? It does to me. I'm kinda like those clueless guys you see roaming the stores on Valentine's Day itself hopelessly trying to make it in time. Usually it's a Walgreens, but once it was a Target and I was just shopping and I suddenly noticed, there's an awful lot of guys here in the store (way too much testosterone in the air - Target's got gadgety stuff, but they were roaming the decorative items aisles a little too much)...and they were really looking desperate...ooooooh, it's Valentine's Day! I laughed to myself and it cheered me up that I didn't have a Valentine myself, because it's okay - guys don't buy into it much and even though they are bombarded on TV, Internet, newspapers and any other store they go to - they STILL don't think ahead of it. Only, uh oh - my girlfriend/wife/lover is going to be so pissed!!!
I like the holiday for the colors and the hokey romantic idea of it all - romance needs a holiday, even for us lonely singletons. I'll just pop in an Austen film and pretend I'm marrying Mr. Darcy or something hopelessly needy like that.
(Why do you think I'm silhouette crazed lately?? It's all BBC's fault!! They've put Austen in my brain and it won't go away!)
And while I'm on that topic.... Have you seen the new Emma on PBS? I saw parts of it because, I have to admit, it isn't my favorite novel/film. Especially the Paltrow one. But I kinda liked the ending I saw - I (hopefully successfully) tivo-ed it to watch next time they play it. And they advertised a new Persuasion! Hmmm, I doubt they can top the Amanda Root (do I have the right name?) version - her Captain Wentworth just is soooo convincing. And that sister Mary - boy she gets me everytime, I wanna shake her and smack her one - Anne is a little too doormat for my taste. But, those uniforms! Those dresses and the jackets! Swoon. See, I don't need anything, but my dvd player to enjoy valentine's day - and maybe some chocolate.