Monday, November 24, 2008

wishes

Can you believe that we wished on last years wishbone yesterday?
I kid you not.  It sat on our kitchen windowsill, behind a plant, for twelve months.  I would pick it up, clean under it, and put it right back down.  Always thinking that perhaps two of the kids should take a chance at breaking it.  But which two?  So yesterday, they drew papers out of the palm of my hand.  Only two received the lucky piece.  Charlie and Andrew.  And then only one got the big half.  Andrew.  I hope his wish comes true.  (I am sure it is something like, get a new lego guy.)

Onto the giveaway.  I had the random generator (thanks for the emergency help, erin) pick one number from the comments. #334.  And then thinking about, 'tis the season, had it pick another.  #4.
So, the two lucky winners are:
it's the little "tings"  , comment for a necklace that sweet?  You bet!  I just love the birds, so lovely.
 Jan, My sisters and I love birds - our mother did, too!  Would love this one!

Congratulations to the winners, please e-mail me with your address.
Thanks for playing, and here's to having wishes come true.

31 comments:

APA said...

WOW! I think it's awesome that you wished on the wishbone this year (good way to decide who would get to do so!) from last and get to do it all over again this year, should you wish, or next? But, it really tickles me that it sat on the windowsill and you would pick it up and clean under it. I would have thrown it out, eventually! :) Thankful moments, each and every one!

Carissa said...

That is too funny! I literally just found our wishbone in the kitchen window sill yesterday and my roommate and I wished on it today!

MadMad said...

Oh, dear. I did some calculating in my head, and realized it's just over a year since we've known each other. All this time, I thought I was copying YOU. Little did I know, though, that my mad housecleaning skills had apparently rubbed off on you! A year-old wishbone! That's impressive!

Denise said...

I'm amazed that it still has meat on it!!! :-) I do hope his wish comes true.
Congrats to your lucky winners.

KeanaLee said...

CONGRATS to the winners! So glad for them!

iknitipurl said...

We end up keeping ours for a really long time too, but not a year. Hopefully his wish comes true!

molly said...

i love that picture. love it.

lucky knitter said...

Congratulations to the winners! Hope your wish comes true, Andrew!

house on hill road said...

i hope it was a big wish! (and happy to help anytime)

Kristyn Knits said...

congratulations winners!
thanks for the opportunity to win, leslie and lisa!

Valerie said...

I had to chuckle at the serendipity of you needing to figure out a way to arbitrate the wish bone at the same time you were doing the jewelry thing.

did you think of that...or is arbitration such a routine part of life w/ 3 kids that it went right past you?

Congratulations to all the winners...wishbone and jewelry alike!

Anonymous said...

When i was a kid we had a chicken bone that my brother and I "wished" on and broke together.

My family had fallen in love a home in the country that my parents were in the process of buying when it unexpectedly went into foreclosure. =(

It was devastating to us all. My parents didn't talk about the next step in trying to get the home anyway because they didn't want us to go through the let down again if they weren't able to.

I secretly wished on that bone that we would miraculously get that house somehow.

My side broke bigger than my brother's and I stored it in a box in my room hoping on it for my wish to come true.

It did come true, and being raised on that hobby farm was an amazing blessing to us all.

I'm so sad that no one ever told me that was God's gift and not some stupid chicken bone "wish come true".

Truth is Light.

tiennie said...

Too funny - I thought we were the only family that had a wishbone laying around forever. :)

Windy Knitty said...

Aww... this brings back childhood memories:) Thankfully, it was just my sister and I so we didn't have to fight over it.

Domestic Extraordinaire said...

When we moved here 3 years ago I tossed out a wishbone that I had floating around in my kitchen for who knows how long. The wishbone battle never goes well here.

Meggie said...

My brothers and I used to fight over which of the three of us would get to pull the wishbone. I can't believe you had over 300 comments for your giveaway! What a popular blogger you are! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Les.

Alisha said...

Nothing like a wishbone to wish upon....even a year later...makes it even more perfect! Like a lost wish found!

Congrats to the winners!!!

56steps said...

How's the skirt coming along?

Jane said...

I can't believe you dusted around it! Have a happy Thanksgiving Leslie!

stitching under oaks said...

so hilarious...Congratulations to the winners and Happy Thanksgiving to you Leslie...may it be full of blessings.

theblondeknitter said...

bummer i missed out as i do love a good contest, congrats to the winner!

i'm impressed that you are so open about your hibernating wishbone decor. i'm glad it had a happy ending. :)

Happy Thanksgiving Leslie and family! may there be many more wishbone stories to come!
:D

raining sheep said...

A very happy Thanksgiving. I know it is a huge holiday in the U.S. Hope you all eat lots of turkey and pie and enjoy family and friends.

Jan said...

I won! Thank you, Leslie. The necklace is just beautiful! I never win anything!

Jan said...

Oh, and Happy Thanksgiving to all. Leslie, can't wait to see pictures of the skirt.

Lin said...

Lego guys sound like a great wish, I hope it comes true for him! Your cookies look lovely in the previous post, and well done to the winners.

Elizabeth said...

What a lovely wishbone shot! There's no expiration on wishbone wishes, no matter how late it happens. Hope the wish comes true!

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