Monday, August 29, 2011

TuSal, Remembering, and announcing a giveaway...

Yes, it is full moon again and I should be ashamed of my little ort contribution since last time. I have as many strands from linen as I do threads. Oh well, there's always September.
On this day in 2005, there was another storm and her name was Katrina. It hit my hometown on the gulf coast on the 29th which led to my Mother's death on Sept. 7th. So, as I watched the news of Irene, I kept remembering that other storm and the impact it had on me, and I thought of those in harm's way this time and prayed for their safety. God bless any and all of you who were impacted by this storm in any way.
OK! to the giveaway!
First up is Barb Adams & Alma Allen's new book "A Schoolgirl's Work, Samplers from the Spencer Museum of Art. The book is beautiful; the stories and pictures of old samplers and the 11 beautiful projects they added just for us.

Next up is the brand new Limited Addition Santa from Prairie Schooler. Kit is complete with thread and fabric, needle and never been opened. The 2004 Santa just happened to be one I have two of :)

Then, there is my favorite scissor/flower frog. It is one piece, no chips anywhere...the picture doesn't do it justice.

And what in the world is that little bit of stitching???? It's the hand stitched piece that comes with the package but that's all the stitching done on it so far. It's on a 40 ct. piece of Zwiegart solo  and it seemed to fit the fall just around the corner.

That's it for now. All you have to do is comment on this post only. If there is something in the package you don't want, just tell me and I'll draw another name. If you do want to post it on your blog, please do and tell me and I will add your name twice.

Oh yes, Shepherd's Bush Passion Fob kit was on the list and I forgot about it. It is a beautiful little kit brand new and sure to catch the eye of someone :) Also, the giveaway runs until September 12 with the drawing on the 13th.

I thought I'd celebrate 100 followers but it just didn't happen. Then I thought I'd celebrate blogaversary, same thing, then birthday and good news on hubby, same thing, 46th anniversary, nope. So, this giveaway is in honor of my's that? She was unique, and maybe there's something in this package unique. I'm known to throw little stuff in when I'm packaging up. Giving is the most fun!!!
bye for now,

Monday, August 22, 2011

Monday musings and other stuff

At this writing I don't even have a name for this post yet.  Maybe it will come to me by the time I'm done.  I have no stitching to report, not because I haven't stitched anything...just haven't stitched enough to report.
Herman is doing ok. In fact he returns from a short trip to Philadelphia tomorrow so I've been by myself . Right, there's no excuse for not getting anything accomplished.
I just didn't want my next post to be at full moon again with a measley amount of orts.
Thanks to everyone who wished me happy birthday. I did have a happy one.
We also celebrated our 46th (that's 46) anniversary on the 6th of August. That was a happy day too :)
Am I the only person who loses followers instead of gains them? Can't say I blame anyone, but please come on back??
I will announce my giveaway next Monday the 29th and it will run for two weeks with a winner being announced on September 13. There's a couple things I'm undecided about but it'll come to me....surely.

Want you to meet Claudia, my little prim buddy and her buddy-bear.

There is a shop here called the Gathering Place, seller of Christian books and such.  Then she has one little room full of antiques and new stuff made to look antique and always a prim doll or two. I named her after Claudia, the youngest of the Warehouse 13 team on SYFY. She is so cool and  really smart, full of quips and laughs. It was a toss up between her and Abby on NCIS, but since Gibbs name came from there, decided to go with Claudia.
Does she look bored?
I signed up for the Autumn Sampler that Brenda at With thy Needle and Thread came up with and offered to members of Samplermakers (sidebar). I hope I got all that right.

So, that constituted an order from Nancy at Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe. I chose some of her autumn hand-dyed threads and trims and buttons and hope to come up with a most beautiful design of my own....never have yet, but we'll see.
I think that's it for now. If you're still following me, wish you'd let me know, and even if you're not. I really do understand. Oh, that blue chair thingie in the top of the last picture?  I joined the world of handicapped parking. I figure that'll pacify Herman for awhile, lol. You think?
happy stitching!