About two weeks ago, I won a pattern from The Long and Winding Bobbin. It arrived in the mail today, and I must say I was very pleasantly surprised. Not by the pattern--it was lovely, but I knew what it was already, since I entered for it. No, I was surprised by the lovely packaging. If I had done this giveaway, or any other giveaway for that matter, I would have put the pattern in a mailing envelope, scribbled an address on, and thrown in into the mailbox. But no. The package was addressed in lovely clear handwriting:
Sorry I cut the address off. I don't feel like posting my entire address on the internet for all the world to see!
When I opened up the package, I found (stuck between two layers of cardboard so it wouldn't get crushed) a package wrapped in red tissue paper with a sticker on it. Mind blown! (Please note that the bottom left corner was torn by my abortive efforts to open the package. It was not like that when it arrived.)
And oh yes, there was a pattern inside. Here is a picture of it:
I just love the version with the bow in front!