Tuesday, January 12, 2010

And the winner is...

Thanks to everyone who entered, I wish I could give everyone a prize, especially Becky, who I read the other day had a taser (well I thought it said that, turned out it was a 'teaser').

The winner of My Favorite Kitten pinkeep and the charts of Heartstrings, My pink bag & fabric & Childproof is

Congratulations Blu, email me your details & I'll get your goodies off  to you (just click on my 'about me' and it'll take you to my email addy). My Favorite Kitten has been stitched and just needs to be made into the pinkeep.

Lynda, Deb and Silverlotus- could you email me your details too please, I'd like to stitch 'My Favorite Kitten' pinkeep for you too.

Happy Stitching!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

You know it's time to shave your legs...

when your husband tells you that the hairs on the back of your thighs are longer than the hairs on his chest!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

My very 1st Blogoversary Giveaway and 2010 New Year's Resolutions

Well, 12 months came around quickly, and I didn't post as often as I had hoped.  Towards the end of 2009 I truly was in 'A Stitching Frenzy' trying to finish off my Christmas gifts in time to post overseas.  Two of my finishes I forgot to photograph I was in such a hurry to mail them, but later this month I'll post the 4 that I did remember to take pics of.

My very first post was about my New Year's resolutions for 2009 and they were-

1/To be more frugal with my time, and cut down on 'wasted' time, really spent doing nothing worthwhile. Hmm, not too successful there.

2/ Work toward acheiving my goals  - well I tried and did achieve finishing my 'gift' stitching. Started walking more often and read a heap of books for relaxation.

3/ To concentrate on the positive aspects of life. Maybe I had a premonition that 2009 would be a year of outside-my-home negative influences,  it took until June to rid our family of this person, and the next 6 months trying to deal with the after affects of her actions. However, within our home, my marriage and committment to Steve remains strong- 15 years of marriage this year, and my love and nuturing of Nicholas into tween-hood continues and my dear friends remain so.

4/To keep my stitching on task, and not be frantically stitching, trying to finish off gifts, at the last minute. Hmm, birthday gift stitching went okay, but Christmas stitching was waaaaay off track.

5/ To reduce waste and our carbon footprint. Well,I had a good bash at this. I've planned meals better & reduced food wastage. I've recycled the usual cans, paper, green waste etc, but also given away books to the local library, clothes to friends with younger boys and stopped buying so much unnecessary clutter. I've bought a  little shopping trolley and walked to the supermarket, and walked home from school with Nicholas instead of driving.

My 2010 resolutions, funnily enough, after reading through 2009's, are much the same. Stay on track, keep focus on my family and myself and my true friends and reduce wastage. I hope to be even more successful at achieving them than I was at achieving some of them last year.

Now, my blogoversary giveaway!!!

First - the prize!

One of these cute little pinkeeps  'My favorite kitten' pinkeep by primitivebettys to be stitched by me, just like this one.

As well as

the chart and fabric for 'The Pink Bag' by Dutch Treat Designs


'Heartstrings' by The Cat's Whiskers


 'Child Proof' by Glory Bee.

Now, how to enter- just because you're here, post a comment and you'll be entered.
If you're a follower or become a follower, post another comment. 
Then if you post about my giveaway on your blog, come back and post another comment.

I'll get my delightful tween to pick an entry on Tuesday 12th January around lunchtime, so post your comment(s)  by Monday  11th January lunchtime in the States as we're ahead of you timewise.

Good Luck and Happy Stitching!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Happy New Year to you, Happy Blogoversary to me!

Hope you have a safe, happy and healthy 2010!

And guess what? Yes, it's my 1 year blogoversary (did the title give it away?)

I'm rummaging through my stash for my 1st giveaway, so keep watching!