I haven’t been entering too many contests - at least not like I used to, mostly due to lack of time. But apparently you don’t need to enter a lot of different place to win!
I think this is the third time I’ve won the Crochet Partners “Recycling” contest. Every week I answer a question about crochet – like “what is your favorite yarn to work with” or some other random question. The “sponsors” (other people like me that volunteer to donate items) pick a random number for the winner (they don’t get to see the answers beforehand). In the past I’ve won yarn and patterns. This time I was given a choice between two books or two calendars. My Amazon.com wish-list already contained some of these calendars, so I decided to request those. 365 patterns from Crochet Pattern-a-Day 2007 Day-to-Day Calendarand another 365 from Knitting Pattern-a-Day 2007! I could be busy for a while!
The other winning took me completely by surprise. It came from a blog called Project Foodie. I just recently found the site because of all the contests they were holding – and now it’s one of the many on my RSS feed list.
I received a book called "Baking" by James Peterson. I never would have thought I needed another cookbook / baking book – but this particular one is awesome! The cover states “350 recipes and techniques, 1500 photographs, one baking education”. (It’s interesting to note that the Amazon version has 300 recipes and 2000 photos. Hmm.) The book starts with the simplest how-to’s on making cake, pastry, cookie, breads, and custards – and eventually works it’s way up to fancier versions of those recipes. Now I just need to find what other recipe books to get rid of so I can fit this one in the cupboard!!
Anyone else win anything lately?