Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Flower Garland Giveaway

Christian, me and my son had just arrived back in Berlin the other day. Sitting in front of the computer, I was sorting the pictures, we took on our vacation, recalling the recent days. First we had been to Nuremberg, where we did stay at my parents home. Then, we had moved on to the family week end, Christian's dad organizes once a year, inviting all his children and their folks. Each year he picks a different town in Germany for this great family tradition! I looked at all the photographs of  parents, aunts, nieces and nephews, brothers and sisters when suddenly Mo showed up, clapping her little hands whilst jumping up and down next to my keyboard.
"Hey, did you know, we had been featured at Piewacket blog?" she called.
"Sure!" I said. "At last, I answered Lara's questions for the interview!"
Mo scowled at me. "Oh, the interview!" she hissed. Then she reached for my left pinkie and gave it a pinch.
"Don't pretend it hurts, it can't! Because I'm just an i-ma-gi-na-ti-ve friend, you know!"
"Wait!" I said "You can not read nor write, even less in English, isn't it?"
"Rattle can!" she nodded.
"Rattle, the boy, I was in vacation with lately." Mo rolled her eyes and went on: "Whilst you were having fun with Mr. Bargain, can you remember?" 
I took a deep breath.
"However" she continued  more peaceable, "Lara wrote such nice things about us. And she wasn't the only one. Not to mention, all the wonderful comments we've got. Don't you think it's time to say "thank you", time to give something back. It's not long ago, we thought, nobody would take any interest in our chatter at all!" 
I had to agree.
"Can't we do a little giveaway?" she smiled. "It certainly has to be something small, concerning shipping costs and your budget." she reflected. "What about flower garlands? They are lightweight and easy to pack and one never can have enough." Then she took a look at some pictures I just had moved to a different folder on my desktop. "Did you meet those people at the family week end?" she laughed. "By the way, where did it take place this time?"
"Not too far away from Nuremberg, at..."
"Wait!" she interrupted me, "Let our readers guess, we'll have a little riddle! One flower garland for the first who knows, where you have stayed!"
"But, isn't this a little unfair? Germans might be able to tell easily!", I argued.
"All right. Additionally, we'll raffle a second flower garland among all the participants in general."
"OK" I said, "Let's try!"

So, below are the pictures. If you want to take part at our little giveaway, just comment on this post. One garland goes to the participant who is the first to answer, where I took these pictures. If no answer is right, it will go to the participant who's guess is closest. The second garland will be ruffled among all participants. We'll announce the winners on the 25th of August. 
Now, I hope there are at least two persons in need for a lovely flower garland, about 1,70 m (5 feet or 6.93 inches) long, crocheted by me.

Edit (on August, 25th):
The giveaway and comments are closed now. The winners will be announced soon. :-)


Have fun!
Mo and Jo


  1. NuremBerg, Germany??Please tell me Iam right..Please please preety please..

  2. I really haven't the faintest clue as I've never been to Germany, which is sad because my dear Oma is German.

    I'm guessing though, that it is a museum somewhere in Germany ;-)

    I totally love the little garland. I've been meaning to try out your tutorial, but i'm swamped with assignments at the moment!

  3. I am going to guess that anywhere near?? Looks lovely anyway... Fingers crossed xx

  4. I have no idea at all but I would LOVE to win the other one!

  5. Hi I have no idea really but my guess, is it an Art gallery? I have never been to Germany, so much history it would be a great place to visit.

  6. I just discovered you in flickr and I'm in love with your blog, your sweet colorful home and work.

    Congrats :)

  7. Wherever you were it was beautiful! I hope Mo sticks around for a while now. I'd be just tickled to win one of your beautiful garlands!!! Thanks for having this fun giveaway.

  8. I don't know Germany to be able to guess but it's lovely wherever you visited! Thank you and Mo for a lovely competition and prize:)

  9. Recently discovered your blog and love it. Can't wait to read each new post.

  10. Great photos of statuary! I don't know Germany, but still a beautiful country.

    Thanks always for beautiful photography and a happy blog, especially Mo!

  11. Love the photots of your holiday!
    I'd love to win one of your lovely garlands!

  12. I don't know where it is but I want to go there! It looks beautiful.

  13. Thank you, thank you, thank you for posting a how to for the flower garland.
    I hope that my husband is in touch with his masculine side as our house is about to be all flowered up :o)

  14. As I have no idea about Germany, not even going to try and guess where. But oh I do so want to bring a bit of spring flowers to a small apartment. I am going to try your pattern, but the queue is long and my need is great. Thanks for the give-away. I do enjoy wondering what will come up next

  15. Such a beautiful inspiring!
    I'd sure love to win the garland!

  16. Your blog is just gorgeous - i have just found it, and i am definitely making a heap of those beautiful garlands, they are so whimsical and I am imagining a house bedecked in them is going to look divine. Thank you so much for the pattern!

  17. I love your blog!
    Its so fresh and original!!

  18. since I have no idea what the real answer is, I am soooo happy that there are two giveaways :) yay! so pick me, pick me :)
    besides that: I love your work, especially the colourful chair, I would love to have one like this someday.

  19. I love love love love love checking in with you and Mo :) I wonder, does Mo have a cousin or sister she could send to live with me?

  20. Hello. I really enjoy your blog and creative ideas. I especially love the Flower Garland! I would definitely love to have one in my home!

  21. I just found your lovely blog through Piewacket, but I'm already hooked! Thank you so much for sharing your amazing creations. :)

  22. I just found your blog and love the flower garland. It would be beautiful in my dining room that is filled with daisies. Thank you for offering such a generous giveaway.

  23. Lovely, lovely, lovely!! I would so love to have one of your gorgeous garlands to adorn my abode. *fingers crossed*


  24. You show beautiful things here!!! While browsing your blog today I came across the garland tutorial, but it's too difficult, unfortunately :( Last week I managed to crochet a bag according to the tutorial found in the net, and it was a great success, especially when we take into account my very limited crocheting skills... but I love the garland, maybe I'll win it? :)

    ps. by the way I think your English is VERY good!!!

  25. Have recently come across your blog! Love it....your work is beautiful!

  26. Oooooh I love the garland and would love to win it as I have so many projects on the go I just don't know when I could make one for myself, Fi x

  27. I love your blog and am envious of your creativity.

    Such a lovely garland -- would look lovely in any home but most especially mine! :-)