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I just love putting together packages for my giveaway winners. It’s fun! Every winner receives a signed book, wrapped up with ribbon and tied with a bow. I also include a knitted surprise… which these days tends to be a little knitted bookmark, knitted with much love and the thinnest yarn I can find. 🙂

The knitted bookmarks are so fun to make! Each one is made by hand by Yours Truly, normally while sitting with my family in the living room and half watching a TV show. I use them at home for my own reading, too. 🙂 Each one is unique, and knitted with love.

Of course, I also include a card for my winner… and I truly enjoy writing them out.

If you’d like a chance at winning one of my packages, come by my Facebook page and give me a like/follow! I have continual giveaways over there. If one isn’t currently started, wait a couple of days and you’ll see one posted.


I’ve been getting some old family photos from my aunt lately, and I just love collecting them. I came across this photo of my grandparents on my mother’s side, and I can’t tell you how much I love it! I’ve written before about my family history on my father’s side, which is the more conservative Mennonite branch of the family. This is my mother’s side–the wild Catholics. 😉

My grandparents were pretty newly married in this photo. My grandfather was a miner. Isn’t he a good looking guy? I love the way they’re sitting–the passion between them is pretty evident. They were incredibly close until they died within a year of each other in their late fifties.

I just thought I’d share that with you. Have you ever considered all the love stories and dramas it took to bring you into the world? These are the things keeping me busy over here in Alberta, Canada. I hope you’re all doing well, and that you’re enjoying the tail end of summer as much as I am.

Happy reading!