I had a great time in Tucson and the few days I was gone went much too fast. But then some things happened to me that made being back not so bad after all.
At one of the bead shows Saturday, Carolyn and I entered a raffle being held as a fund raiser for a charity. There were 30 or 40 bead artists who had donated lovely beads as raffle prizes. There was a separate drawing for each prize. I bought three tickets for $5, putting two tickets on a lovely large lampwork bead that looked like the Caribbean Sea, and one ticket on a set of three pretty heart shaped beads. The drawing was to be held on Sunday. When neither Carolyn nor I got a call on Sunday, we were commenting on how we guessed we didn't win a raffle prize.
When I was in the Kansas City airport on Monday waiting for my bag at the baggage claim, I listened to a voicemail message on my cell phone. I had won the three hearts! I provided my mailing address and my beads arrived on Friday. Here is a picture of them.
These beads were made by Jeannie Cox. Aren't they lovely? I'm so excited I won them! Take a look at Jeannie's web site at www.jeansbeads.com to see more of her beautiful beads. Thanks, Jeannie, for donating such a gorgeous prize!
But wait...there's more! I was happy to win my pretty beads, and then last night I got an email telling me I had won a giveaway that I entered online before I went to Tucson. Ashley promotes many nice giveaways on her Life is Beautiful blog. I entered this one whose prize was the choice of any item in the Gleeful Peacock Etsy shop. I chose a pretty locket called the "Locket Sproket Necklace". Many thanks to Ashley and Nikki for sponsoring such a nice giveaway!
Wow, twice in one week...I really can't believe it! Maybe I should go buy a lottery ticket before things get back to normal...
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