Friday, February 21, 2014

It's my party, and I'll cry if I want to...

I have been checking my blog for a week or two and I am stuck!! My followers are stuck at 299!! Can you believe that!!?? I feel sort of sad that I cannot enhance SOMEone -- just ONE more person (stitcher), to follow me (of course, others are very welcome!). I want to see the numbers 3-0-0 there!

I shall let you in on a little secret--this is my Blogoversary month. So much has been going on, I haven't had time to post about it. But I have been puzzling over what to do about it. Of course, I have riddles for you... but what shall I do for the winner?? Well, here it is... There will be TWO winners...The first winner will be the first NEW Follower to answer the riddles (notice plural--it is a SET!) correctly. Then for my Faithful Followers, The Winner will be drawn at RANDOM from among all the correct answers.

The prizes will be: For the Newbie Follower, 'A Fine Collection' by Blackbird Designs, which has TWELVE monthly patterns in it.

And for the Faithful Follower that wins, you may pick from the following: Blackbird Designs: Loose Feathers Pattern 33, 'Keepsake Box & Pinkeep'

which INCLUDES my favorite bonus chart, 'I Cannot Count My Day Complete, Till Needle, Thread and Fabric Meet'

this is my framed piece!

AND 'Birds of a Feather, counted threads from times past' a 2006 chart, the first in their Reproduction Series;

OR Brightneedle 'Bless the Cooks'

AND 'Can you Spy...?'

OR Wiehenburg Designs ' Quaker Star Janine'

AND 'Quaker Heart Susan'

Okay--so what are the Riddles, you ask? (Again, courtesy of my granddaughter..) How do you catch a unique bunny? And how do you catch a tame one?

So--that's it. Answer the riddles, entice ONE more person to follow me... you could be a winner! I will close the fun and games next Friday and draw the names on Saturday.

Ok--I am off to take a bunch of herbs and go to bed early. My throat is sore, and I am trying to prevent it from going further...which is what usually happens. I was doing so well this winter, with no sicknesses. Pray that I do not get seriously sick. Again.

Have fun!



Sunday, February 9, 2014

Birthday Goings-On and the Winner Is...

IF you were to ask me how much stitching I got done this week (not just the weekend), I would have to hang my head in shame as I admit that I have not put in ONE stitch! This has been such a busy time for me... maybe tonight and tomorrow...

Last night we saw Sandi Patty in concert. We were in the second row, and had a great view. Boy, she can SING! And she had Dorothy (of Wizard of Oz fame) BEAT as far as shoes go! Unfortunately, Blogger will not show the pictures right side up... not going to fight with it. You will just have to take my word for it! The shoes were sparkly, in red, pink, purple and silver... platform, probably 4 inch heels. Wow! Look her up on YouTube -- she is very dynamic!

Thanks to all of you for your Birthday wishes. And your riddle guesses. The correct answer was 'rainbow' and the prize will go to Heather ('geeky Heather')! Congrats! And again, thanks for playing the riddle game with me--we did not realize there might be more than one good answer when we posted the riddle! Bloggers are good sports!



Thursday, February 6, 2014

Happy Birthday to Me! Happy Birthday to YOU!

I have not posted in ages... been either terribly tired from working 50+ hour work weeks and being tired at night, OR worrying with all the snow we had! which makes me sluggish... OR the past week my eldest granddaughter is here, dogsitting for my daughter, and I am spending time with her as much as possible in the evenings--lots of stuff keeping me tired and/or otherwise occupied! And I have barely stitched... But.....

It's going to be my birthday soon--the 8th, so...let's have another Giveaway to celebrate! Again, the FIRST FOLLOWER to answer the riddle correctly will win! And win what, you say? Well, I will stitch and finish something special for that person, plus whatever suits my fancy to put in the giveaway, such as patterns/charts, or notions, get the idea. So, without further ado... here comes the next riddle: What kind of bow can't be tied? Do try to figure it out, and not look it up. Stretch your brains, enjoy it... This riddle is courtesy of my eldest granddaughter visiting us...

Tomorrow I will probably get some stitching time in, because my eldest daughter is coming to spend the weekend with me, and then bring home HER eldest!

I am so excited--my youngest daughter bought me two tickets to see Sandi Patty on my birthday! She is coming to a very close, local church, and I am going! The second ticket is for my eldest daughter to join me! Both my daughters used to sing her songs at church, and it is going to be such a treat to hear the real deal! My girls could sing so beautifully... I wish I had record of it!

Here are some pictures of last week's snow (the week before was 'only' about 3-4 inches. THIS was 10+ inches! BOTH times the neighborhoods were NOT cleared and the streets were ice as it melted then froze again!

What greeted me when I woke up Wednesday! Piled against the door, and you can't even see where the walkway ends, the grass begins, and where the brick flower boxes are!

There is my van, covered in snow and surrounded by snow!

Again, the front yard to the right... pristine WAS very pretty!

And you really couldn't see where the street began and the curbs ended... not so good!

Some of you in the northern states probably think this is nothing, but for THIS area... it was a BIG thing!

Thanks for visiting!