Sunday, October 17, 2010

The giveaway I won

Yes!!! The parcel arrived on Friday and the contents were wonderful. Thank you so much Annie. Your work is not only very detailed but everything has a perfect finish. I am very pleased and proud to now own a few of your miniatures. I enclose your own picture, because I can't do better then that (and I tried!):

And now I'm going back to my own miniature work.  We had club day today and I took a workshop hyacinth making.  It was a spur of the moment thing, because there were no workshops offered this month and I prepared all the kits in the wee hours of the morning before I had to leave home.  Got it done, but only just and the kits weren't really to my normal standard, although nobody did mind I think.  They said they had a good time and liked the workshop.  Well, that's the most important part.  :-)  Now I have to think of something for next month, but between your blogs and my magazines I am sure I can come up with an idea.

I do have a question before I go, mainly for my Spanish speaking followers/friends.  There is an online Spanish magazine that I have downloaded once, but I can't find the link anymore.  Could any of you help me, please?  It's called: Taller de Miniaturas.  I would be so glad if I could download a few more, because it is a marvellous magazine.

Thanks and see you around


Sunday, October 10, 2010

We have a winner!

I was not going to be home today, so I had already planned a way to randomly find a winner without the use of my printer.  Instead of printing all your names and draw them from a 'hat', I have counted all the valid messages for the draw and used a random number generator:

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As you can see, nr. 31 is the lucky number, and whose (valid) message was number 31 you may ask???



Ultsu aka Ulla, and I think Ulla is from Finland.  Congratulations Ulla.  If you send me your address then the giveaway is going to be in the mail tomorrow.  I hope you will find it to your liking.

At the same time I want to welcome I my new followers.  I was pleasantly surprised by the interest and the number of new followers my giveaway has created.  I hope you will all become regular followers and I would love it if you would leave a comment now and then.  It's so great to have so many likeminded friends and share this great hobby of ours. For now I wish you all the best.  Since there are so many of you I cannot welcome you all by name like I usually do, but be assured, I have visited all you blogs, insofar you have one, and have enjoyed my visits tremendously. As always, there's so much talent out there!

My next update might be on my other blog: The Florist, because at present I am into flower making again and I am also working on the spiral staircase.

Just for fun. When I was looking for some inspiration I discovered this picture on the web:

I can tell you, that's NOT the staircase you'll find in my flower shop, but boy, would I love to have a go on that one!!!. :-)

Bye for now...

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Seeing the light and I won a giveaway!

Remember the display with the bar light that I mentioned in my last posting?  Well, today we've managed to film the bar light fluro simulator at work.  Here is the short video to demonstrate what it actually does:

Now to find a project where I am going to actually use this simulator, because I love it!

By the way, if you'd like one of these simulators, just drop me an email and I'll see that I can arrange something with my son.  I believe they would cost approx. US$15.00

And more good news.  I won Annie's (Obsidian Hall) giveaway.  I am really excited and looking forward to seeing her giveaway for real.  I bet it will even be better than the picture on her blog.  Thanks so much, Annie and I will let you know when the postman arrives.

That's all for now. It's about bed time.  See you all