Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Lovely surprise!

September was a stressful month, with a teacher strike forcing schools to shut just weeks before exams - after three and a half weeks the union agreed to suspend the strike. My son, Matthew is in matric/grade 12 and thankfully has now written his prelims/trials. Last week, school holidays, I had an opportunity to visit my daughter in Cape Town as Matthew had an audition at UCT. Had a lovely time, beautiful weather and all too soon it was time to leave. After a bumpy flight, lots of turbulence, arrived  home Sunday night with a whopping headache which immediately disappeared when I saw a package with my name on it.:-)

Have you heard of TILDA!

I hadn't until I received an email from Jenny of Elefantz saying I had won on her blog and that she was sending me a Tilda book. I hadn't entered any competitions so was curious. I always read her blog, I love her designs and love seeing what she's up to, but  I don't always leave a comment. She had a tutorial for some lovely gifts, she made two beautiful soap sachets and a diary cover out of a vintage embroidered doily which I just loved so I left a comment. In her post Jenny said she had taken all the names of who had left comments on her previous 4 post and my name was drawn - the surprise giveaway was to celebrate her 900 followers!

An even bigger surprise, she sent me 2, two Tilda books!! I was speechless! and also so very grateful. I just love everything about these books. Thank you so much Jenny, I am now a great Tilda fan!

Visit Jenny and enjoy all her amazing designs and delicious recipes  HERE


  1. Congratulations - I was so excited to see your name as the winner! I love Tilda too - but I can get the books at our library. They're wonderful - enjoy!

  2. Wow....what neat things! I will have to check it out.

  3. That is the best cure for a headache that I ever heard of. Congratulations! Looks like lots of fun reading and projects ahead for you. Enjoy, Enjoy!!

    Have a super great day.

  4. Congrats on the win! Yes, I know TILDA (Tone Finnager), one of the great Norwegian designer. I have two of her books, and hopefully her latest Christmas book will be in my mailbox this week. She really makes cute stuff!
    Glad you had a great trip to CT.

  5. What a surprise!!! Congratulations on winning those lovely books.
    Oh, how I miss Cape Town. Hopefully we will return there early next year for a holidy.

  6. Nice surprise! Congratulations!! I love Tilda - awesome!