Wednesday, August 31, 2011
So, if you have been signing up for giveaway after giveaway for the AccuQuilt Go! Baby and haven't won, maybe the sale for the bigger version is right up your alley.
Speaking of giveaways, I am 24 followers shy of my next giveaway! Please let your friends know about my blog. I can't wait to meet them and share my stash!
Stitching and stashing stitches....
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
So, today as I walked toward the Halloween fabrics...BLINK, BLINK, BLINK... were my eyes deceiving me? I hadn't heard of any new Gingher releases other than TESSA which are coming soon, but faster than fast my legs rushed toward the peg wall and introduced myself to ALICIA and let her know she was coming home with me to be with her sisters.
She was a little more than I was looking to spend because I was "coupon-less" and our shops do not give you the coupon price without the coupon. (I always ask because I am always "coupon-less" and always get the same answer). But, I couldn't wait for the coupon or the sale because then they would be sold-out. Been there, done that LOTS of times and then I am at the mercy of eBay where I bid and bid and don't win. (Elena and a couple of others have slipped me by).
Afterward, I went to Michael's where I purchased a few educational aids for my daughter. Once I paid for them, I remembered, I own a gift card for Michael's that I haven't used in my pocketbook (yes, the one I had with me). Oh well, I'll use that one for my son once his school projects are given.
So there you have it...my stash buying afternoon. What? What? You are waiting for pictures of ALICIA and my WIP????? Okay.... just because you asked so nicely.....
Alicia and my WIP
scissor handle is light teal, dark peacock flowers, a few green leaves, couple of scroll leaves
WIP: Freebie from Liselotte.
And for the quilters here is a picture of my pink stash. (of course only a miniscule amount of it).
Hope you have enjoyed your stay!
Monday, August 29, 2011
Unfortunately, I had to delete two blog entries because the html code was so messy and disconnected that in order to save the blog I had to sacrifice them. It was a tough decision because the entries had the most follower comments I had ever received and I thrive on them. But, as Spock said, "The needs of the many, outweigh the needs of the few." I did not want to transfer the blog to another blog program and then possibly lose even more entries.
I wanted to update you because your readership means a great deal to me. Soon, other entries with pictures will follow and the blog will be up-to-speed again.
Thanks for your patience,
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Hey there! Thanks for dropping by and spending some time with me!!
I have updated a few giveaways on my sidebar and let me tell you they get better and better every week. Stitchers are a generous bunch! Glad to be in such wonderful company.
If you have read my blog, you know that I read alot (stitch a little), collect even more, and love having giveaways.
Anywhoooo, through my blog-hopping, I have encountered countless Accuquilt giveaways and over-the-top reviews of a cutter that can do no wrong. Usually these reviews are from bloggers who have received an Accuquilt Go! Baby from Accuquilt and are having a free giveaway as well sponsored by Accuquilt.
So, I am looking for unbiased reviews of Accuquilt products. Have you used them? Do you like them? Would you buy them? What's the downside? If you have had any contact with one of the babies.... let me know via a comment. You would be helping lots of other stitchers who have the same question!!
Remember that I will have a giveaway once I reach 100 readers and then subsequent giveaways at each 50+ marker. If you are a new reader, I would be glad to trade blogroll space.
Sunday, August 14, 2011
I enjoy blog reading and am so inspired by the creativity I see everyday in them. If you are also looking to expand your blog readership, I would love to trade blog links with you. Whether it is a quilting, cross stitch, knitting, crochet, tatting, weaving, patchwork, written in Spanish, English, French, Italian, Russian or any combination thereof, I would be glad to trade links and add yours on my blogroll on my side bar.
When I reach 100 readers and at every additional 50 reader mark, I will have a giveaway. My blog challenge for 2011 is to reach 500 readers.
Please leave me a comment on this entry with your blog address. Together we can help each other grow and meet lots of other bloggers with the similar interests.
Thanks for your support. I appreciate every single friend who reads my blog. Your comments make me very happy!!
Growing stitches to all ....
Friday, August 12, 2011
People that know me know that they just have to start talking about European landmarks or travelling to get me to talk. I enjoy travelling very much. If exchanging money wasn't so expensive, I would be on a perpetual vacation. Friends that know me know that I am a wimp when it comes to collecting landmark souvenirs, fabrics, cross stitch charts, cutsie cartoon characters .... yeah that is me.
If Paddington Bear is at a train station with his luggage..... I am either bidding for it, entering a contest for it or hunting for it. (yeah, I got it... LOL).
Something else about me, even though I think it is over the top. I think that everything has feelings. I guess that I transfer the feelings of the creator to their creation. If I have nothing nice to say about something, after I bite my tongue enough so it bleeds, I say nothing at all. Yeah, sometimes my silence speaks volumes. Other times, I really have nothing to say. Anyway this is important because......
I really, truly go over the top with the Eiffel Tower, Big Ben, the Pyramids everything, except the NYC landmarks. **Yes, yes, that is so horrible of me** I have been that way for a very long time. I have friends/family who go on and on about the Empire State Building and Central Park. I just can't find the honeymoon love-affair with it. Maybe it is because I take it for granted. I can go there whenever I want.
The only NYC landmark that I miss everyday is the World Trade Center. I used to work there for many years and knew people who were killed there. Ground Zero is in my heart and will always be. Holds a place like no other. I was there the Sunday before it came down and will always remember it.
Back to happier things.... soooo.... now that you know my souvenir / cross stitching / fabric weaknesses.... let me tell you about the place that I have fallen in love with.....
New York City! The other day I found the most beautiful fabrics depicting the Statue of Liberty, Grand Central Station, NYC taxis, Broadway and so many other NYC landmarks that I just fell in love with the city all over again. Now, I can't wait to go and look at the Empire State Building again!
By the way, there are a few places that I have been to that I think are the most beautiful on earth.... the nightime NYC skyline from the BQE breathtaking, especially when the Empire State building is lit up in colors. The Eiffel Tower, any day, any hour. Big Ben at night, Cinderella's Castle Disney World at night especially. There is one place on earth that I could watch all day and night... the Cathedral at Cologne. I could sit across the bridge and look at it all day. So peaceful there. I am sure that there are lots of other places I think beautiful, but those are the first that come to mind.
Yesterday I received a card from Parsley, I am in her pen-pal exchange. Thank you for the wonderful post card!! It touched me to see that you take such a personal interest in the exchanges that you moderate.
My penpal as well, sent me not just a card, but Weeks Dye Works flosses and her favorite cross stitch designs and I am just INCREDIBLY HUMBLED to have received such a wonderful package with some of my favorite WDW colors... Dophin was in there and I have loved that color for years. I was spoiled by her and I will pass on that generosity to the person that I am sending to. The ring of generosity will grow with me.
Gosh, I also have the quilting bug and I am seriously considering getting an Accuquilt Go! Baby because I ain't winning one LOL....(okay, I haven't entered any of the Accuquilt giveaways..... LOL). Anyway, I have a week's vacation coming up and it does not look like we are going away this time because things are just tooooo expensive. I may just take a CRAFTING VACATION. (hmmmmmmm.... that is a thought).
As you may know, I will have a giveaway when I reach 100 friendly readers. I am soooooo itching to have another one! Would you let your blogging friends know so I may reach 100 readers quicker? I have blogged almost 5 years and am averaging 12 readers a year.... *thanks for being my friendly reader* I never take you for granted.
Well, there you have it, the longest post I have ever written, I think. No pics, but at least you know me better (if you have read the whole thing).
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
My 12 year-old DS is taller than me. I think it happened a few months ago while he was 11, but the high heels kept me in denial. Bittersweet moment 3/4 of me is happy that he is getting taller and handsomer.... 1/4 of me is sad that I am the second shortest in my home.
Soon, I will have everyone sit in front of me while I stand, so I can feel tall again LOL....LOL...
Saturday, August 6, 2011
The Stitcher's Market is having a great pre-order sale that you may be interested in. They are also pre-ordering the Gingher's Tessa scissors, so if you are interested in those let them know.
Here is a picture of the Tessa, new Gingher scissor due out around September:
Those are gorgeous aren't they? I have managed through the years to get a few Gingher's in my collection. Still, I am missing a lot of them. Maybe one day, I will be able to find the older ones at a reasonable price. Sometimes eBay prices are just not reasonable for my budget.
Sharing the sale with my friends here because you never know when info comes in handy.
Finally put in a couple of stitches on a freebie I just had to stitch! That is a great feeling!
Thursday, August 4, 2011
So head on down there and let her know that you are happy she is back online.
Thanks for passing by today and becoming a friendly follower. When I get to 100 friendly followers, I will have a fabulous giveaway!
Hope to get some stitching pics up in the next few days.
Good luck to all who enter the giveaways I have posted. If you are a winner, please come back and let us know.
Lucky stitches to all!
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
If you like my listing the giveaways that I find while blog reading, please let me know by leaving a comment below. I enjoy hearing from you and reading your blog. I reciprocate blogroll listings and love to share my enthusiasm of needlework with everyone. It would make me very happy to have many blog friends. At 100 blog friends, I will have a wonderful giveaway!!
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Monday, August 1, 2011
I have found a third Accuquilt giveaway. These little fabric cutters are HOT HOT HOT. The more I see them, the more I want one
Love to hear from you if you are reading my blog.
Good luck to all!!
Most of all hoping that at least one of my friends who read my blog win a wonderful Accuquilt Go! Baby. Here is another giveaway for one of the hottest fabric cutters around.
I have listed the ongoing giveaways on the right side of my blog.
I appreciate any "Hi's" "Hello's". They really make me happy!! If you would like to follow my blog, I promise to have a wonderful giveaway when I reach 100 friend followers.