On most Fridays throughout the year we have coffee mornings in the village hall to raise money for charities. Tea, coffee, delicious cakes and, now and again, scones and toasted teacakes are served. And lots of raffle prizes are to be won.
Last Friday I saw this jigsaw on the table and fell in love with it. A Victorian Fairy, her beautiful titian hair, porcelain skin, ruby red lips, the pretty butterflies in her hair, the reticule she is holding, and her fairy wings. The inscription on the side of the box reads
"Take the fair face of woman, and gently suspending,
with butterflies, flowers, and jewels attending,
thus your fairy is made of most beautiful things"
Charles Ede by by Sophie Anderson (1823-1903).
As the numbers were being drawn I didn't think I would get it, then ...... the fourth number was mine!! I was happy.
Following on from that win I bought £5 of raffle tickets at the village Burns Night on Saturday, to no avail. Oh well, despite not winning the Scottish goodies hamper or the chocolates or any of the other lovely items it was a great night, haggis, mashed potato, mashed swede, cabbage and gravy, and clootie pudding and custard followed by lots of Cèilidh dancing.
∼ Be warm and well∼
Glad you got the jigsaw puzzle at least!ReplyDelete
It will be a keeper :-)Delete
Nice jigsaw - it's not often there's a prize that really appeals. I had a mad spell of winning on raffles about 12 years ago when I won three worthwhile prizes, including my bike. Since then - nowt! You remind me that I haven't eaten haggis in ages, something I shall swiftly rectify.ReplyDelete
I like haggis but only eat it once a year when I go to the Burns Night.Delete
That's a stunning puzzle. Congratulations -- I would have loved to win that too!ReplyDelete
It is Jeanie, I couldn't believe my luck.Delete
That looks like a fairly straightforward jigsaw, unlike those jigsaws that are half sky or half sea and are fiendishly difficult!ReplyDelete
I agree Nick, unlike the last one I did which had almost a third of dark blue and green forest! I gave up and donated it to a charity shop for someone with more staying power :-)!!Delete
Even if you didn't win the big @, Polly, you did get the puzzle you wanted, so a great night!ReplyDelete
Hello Beatrice, yes you're absolutely right, I'm so pleased with the jigsaw and the Burns night was excellent, a double win :-)Delete
Sorry that was a typo, meant to say win the big $$$ 😟ReplyDelete
I haven't been to a Burns Night for ages. Such fun.ReplyDelete
I love them.Delete
Dropped by from another blog This is my first visit to your blog. This truly is a lovely lady and a great prize, indeed. I envy your being able to go out and visit with friends, getting door prizes. Since I moved here from Atlanta, GA, I know no one yet in Nashville, Tennessee. I miss going back to the UK (many years ago, I went one year to college in Essex and had a great time.) I still place HP Sauce on my eggs…no one around here does, more like hot sauce!ReplyDelete
Thank you for your comments. I like HP sauce too, on a fried egg sandwich!Delete