Some of you may remember that my sister once suggested I name my business "Stuff I Make While Watching The Price is Right."
I was not the least bit offended because it was a fair suggestion.
For many years you could have called it "Stuff I Make While Watching Sesame Street With My Kids," although to be perfectly honest I would have been watching Sesame Street with or without them. (Sesame Street old-school. I'm not such a fan now.)
At any rate, that explains why I was so delighted when Guy Smiley stopped by to host my first blog giveaway.
My guilty indulgence in the Price is Right also began when I was a kid, sitting in the back of Aunt Lillie's store in a squeaky rocker that was wired together on the bottom with hanger wire, bumpity-bumping over the lumpy linoleum mishmash that was the floor, and watching a dark-haired Bob Barker in black and white, a clump of used tin foil on the antenna.
It was only a 30 minute show back then, not the FABULOUS SIXTY-MINUTE PRICE IS RIGHT! And my interest did not continue into "Days of Our Lives" -- I invariably wandered away as soon as I heard the man say "Like Sands Through the Hourglass . . . ."
If you're old enough to remember any of those things, then you're old enough to know that I've been a Price is Right fan for a long, long time. And therefore you won't be at all surprised when I squeal like a little girl because:
BOB BARKER HAS STOPPED BY TO HOST MY SECOND-WEEK-OF-BIRTHDAY-MONTH BLOG GIVEAWAY!
Welcome to Small Works' Second Blog Giveaway! Because Susan's been such a loyal friend and true, I gladly agreed to stop by to host the big moment . . .
And I brought some of my Beauties to help with the festivities!
So let's get down to business . . . The first thing to do, of course, is to welcome out Vanna/Hannah
with the Shimmering Silver Bowl of Birthday Blog Bounty!
I'm delighted to
All 16 names have been placed in the
Shimmering Silver Bowl of Birthday Blog Bounty:
You know what that means, folks. My beauty is going to reach in the bowl and draw out the lucky winner's name . . .
This is killing me. I wish
every one of you could
drumroll . . . .
drumroll . . .
drumroll . . .
And this week's winner of the
Bag o' Stuff from Susan's Studio is:
(Marjorie, you're the lucky winner so please send me an email with your address and I'll send a rainbow-colored bag of goodies selected just for you!)
And now, a preview of next week's game:
Bob's a real
lover . . .
So it's my illustration "Dog Pick-Up Lines", framed in one of my hand-painted-polka-dotty frames (12") and just the thing to brighten up the third week of May for just about any animal lover on your list!
(unless they're in the doghouse, of course, and then you should keep it for yourself)
All you have to do to play is send me an email or post a comment here before Saturday telling me whether you'd prefer to receive
and you'll be automatically entered for a chance to win. And now, let's give Bob a big Small Works round of applause to thank him for his graciousness in stopping by today:
My pleasure, folks!
Don't forget to enter the
Third Week Drawing!
And of course, have your pets spayed or neutered.