Friday, April 25, 2008
Handmade African Basket Giveaway
The giveaway today is this lovely handmade basket from Uganda that measures 13" across the middle. I didn't see them making this particular basket, but I did watch them making baskets. A number of ladies sit in a circle on the ground at the Arts & Crafts Village in Kampala, working on baskets and chatting away like magpies (what does that phrase mean anyway, what is a magpie and why do we talk about the way they chatter?). It looks kind of purpley in the photo but it's more of a navy blue with the natural color of the grass. Yes, that's right, this basket is made from grass. A special kind of grass and we can't remember the name of it. It grows really, really tall. Does that help?
This is the fifth and final giveaway! PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU LEAVE CONTACT INFORMATION when you comment! I feel sorry for the poor lady who commented and whose number we picked, only to find out there is no way to get in touch with her. She didn't include contact info and when I click on her name it takes me to a blogger profile page WITH NO CONTACT INFORMATION. Are you kinda getting the fact that there was NO WAY TO CONTACT HER?! So Hubby picked another number and the winner of the Irish watercolor print is the mommy at tonsofsons! Congratulations!
I'm guessing most of the people who comment here are also stopping by lots of other blogs in the big Bloggy Giveaway Carnival. Don't forget this is the last day for most of the giveaways! No time to waste! Get over there right now and start signing up willy-nilly for more free gifts! That's what I'm gonna do.
Right after I have me a big ole cup of coffee and wake up. I need lots and lots of caffeine to catch up. Do you realize there's around 1,000 giveaways going on?! Now that's what I call a party :-)