Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Sad times but lots of Surprises, Thank You & A Give Away

This could be a long one, so grab a cuppa if you like.
Sorry I haven't posted in a few days, we have had some sad news in the Chez Sophie household.
My Nanna of 90 years passed away on Sunday afternoon, she had been ill with Alzheimer's/Dementia for a long time and on Sunday she finally slipped away peacefully in her sleep. I have never had anyone close to me pass away before & I don't live near the rest of my family so it has been a weird few days for me. I know she is in a better place now so this post is dedicated to her, she was a wonderful woman, Love You Nanna xxx

Yesterday I had a welcome surprise & distraction though, I had a lovely message from Mummy Boo Bears at Stitchery Pokery saying I had won her Give Away. Wooohoooo.
I'm very excited as I have never won a giveaway before. Thanks Mummy Boo Bear xx

It was a bit spooky that I won a giveaway as I have been planning to run one myself to say a HUGE THANK YOU to all the people who have visited, commented or become a follower of my blog.
I have only been blogging for two months and the welcome I have had from blog land has been amazing, I value each and everyone of your comments, they make may day brighter.

So lets get to it...........

I am following the best practice of other bloggers I have seen running Giveaways,and the following rules apply.
  1. UK only I'm afraid for my first Give Away.

  2. Leave a comment on this post and you will be entered.

  3. Become a follower and you will also be entered.

  4. And if you post about "Chez Sophie" to share the Giveaway love you will also be entered.

  5. Closing date 4th August 2009 - Two weeks today!!

So you have 3 opportunities to be entered into this Give Away, I will either use the random number genorator or get Gem's to pull a name out of a hat to find the winner. I Will then contact the winner for their details.

I have taken a photo of the goodies so far but will be adding more to it, I may even get the sewing machine out of hibernation and make something too!

Good Luck & Thank you again for all your support over the last few months.
Lots of love Sophie xxx

PS. I got this in the post today from Cowshed, another pleasant surprise xxxxx


Mrs D's Recipes For Life said...


Not leaving a comment for the draw hunny, just to say sorry to hear about your Nanna, sending much love and I hope you are ok x

Lots of love
Kelly xxxx

Polka Dot Moon said...

So sorry to hear of your Nanna's passing. Thoughts are with you and your family.

claire said...

sorry to hear your sad news.
even though you are not geographically close, I am sure your family know that you are thinking of them x

Michela said...

Hi Sophie,
just to say you that I'm really sorry to hear about your Nanna, a big hug

Magpie Magic said...

Hi Sophie,

I am so sorry to hear about your Nana. I still miss mine. Take care, Sybille

Bluebell said...

So sorry to hear about your Nanna x

Mummy Boo Bear said...

Hi Sophie

I am so sorry about you losing your Nanna. It can be a strange time losing a grandparent. So sending virtual Hugs ().

The giveaway looks great and I would love to be entered. Hopefully your goodies should arrive soon from mine.

Take care.


Florence and Mary said...

So sorry to hear about you loosing your nanna Sophie, I lost my nan a few months ago and this weekend my great aunt so I completely understand how you feel.

Fantastic giveaway you're having!

Victoria xxx

Margie said...

So sad to hear about your Grandmother, dedicating the post to her is a lovely touch, thinking of you and your family in your mourning time.

Congratulations on your win at Stitchery Pokery, wasn't the draw so cute. I would love to enter your giveaway (I know I don't live in the UK, but my daughter does, and I will be visiting her at the end of August).Lovely pack from Cowshed too. Hugs, Margie.

LittleGem said...

Hi Sophie, sorry to hear your sad news x
I would love to be entered in your giveaway - look forward to seeing what else you add! XX

Pipany said...

So sorry to hear about your nana. Much love to you x

sharie said...

sorry to hear about your Nanna passing. Its horrible to lose a family member even when you know they have been ill for a while.

Thanks for calling over at my blog btw. And now I'm off to read yours!

bubblegarm said...

So sorry to hear about your Nanna :( *hugs*

Lots of Love

Pomona said...

I'm glad I can comment now the format has changed - I felt a bit rude before, not being able to respond. I am sorry for your grief, and send my best wishes.

Pomona x

Shabby Chick said...


I'm so sorry to hear about your nanna, losing someone is always so hard.

And I would love to be entered in your giveaway, thanks v much for inviting me! And thank you for your lovely comment on my blog :)

Big hugs, Mel xxx

craftyclaire said...

Sorry to hear about your Nanna.

Thank you for your lovely giveaway. Love your blogs.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Sorry to hear about your loss. ((hugs))

Lovely giveaway you have planned. Please count me in :o)

PinkLady said...

I have just found your blog and really enjoyed reading it. Will watch out for future posts. Would love to be entered into your give away.

Sorry to hear about your Nanna passing away. x