Wednesday, September 2, 2009

The Good, More Good, The Bad and The...

THE OLD POOP, BLOGGER, WON'T LET ME UPLOAD ANY PHOTOS RIGHT NOW!

THE GOOD:
A while back I granted a wish for Trish off the San-Man board. Today I received a package from Trish granting a wish for me! Look at all these beautiful flosses! I've been wanting to try out some different varigated flosses. And... Trish made me a beautiful fob as well! I feel so lucky today! Thank you Trish!

MORE GOOD:
I also received in today's mail a package from Lee @ Uniquelee Yours. These are some charts I've been eyeing and figured I should get before the new stuff comes out on the On-Line Stitching Show. From La-D-Da Mares Eat Oats and Bushel & A Peck, From The Prairie Schooler Country Wise and the 2009 Santa, and as always, Lee includes a gift from her, Lizzie Kate's Fall Squared.

THE BAD:
I ran out of the blue floss (The Gentle Art Sampler Threads Purple Iris) on my Rememberance piece. Lee sent me what she had in stock but it's obvious that dye lot will be an issue. Unfortunately, the labels don't indicate dye lot so it's going to be real difficult to fix this. Dang!! Way too much purple (but what could I expect for a color named Purple Iris)!

THE ...:
Today is my 2nd Blogversary! Now, I want to do a give-away but this is my problem... I don't know what since this is both a stitching & quilting blog! Sooooo...(can you tell I like those dots?) I'm going to let you choose your own gift. I'll give the winner a $20 gift certificate/credit to their favorite LNS/ONS or LQS/OQS. And the rules are really simple (no having to reference your blog back here although I would love your blog addy so I can check it out), just leave a comment on this post with you e-mail addy between now and the 13th (my ##th birthday). How easy is that?

34 comments:

  1. Sounds like great mail!

    Poo, I thought I had a skein of that purple but I don't...

    Happy blogoversary! Enter me in the giveaway, please!

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  2. You stash mail sounds fabulous!

    Happy Blogiversary! And an early Happy Birthday! (We don't mention the number. As I tell my family, I don't believe in birthdays with 3s, 4s, 5, 0r zeros. So I am 29 and holding. Any arguement than no Christmas gift for you! LOL)

    Please enter me in your giveaway.

    Kathy
    katkiley@aol.com
    blog: http://kathystitchcomments.blogspot.com/

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  3. What a great mail day! Stash mail is the best! And what a great blogiversary giveaway! Please enter me!! Thanks! :)

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  4. oops.. here is my email though you may still have it- angelrose1108@yahoo.com. ;)

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  5. Great mail and shame with the colour...
    Happy blogoversary. And a very happy birthday! I would love to have the 20 dollars as I have decided NOT to use any money for a while... :) Thank you for this opportunity!

    pirjo.kallioniemi(at)yahoo.com

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  6. Happy anniversary and great stash day! Please enter me in you giveaway. Thanks
    Juels

    juels51@yahoo.com

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  7. Love your blog. Happy blogaversary. Please enter me in your draw. :D
    Cathryn
    blueladie@hotmail.com

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  8. Happy Blogiversary! I have just started a blog, but it is not worth looking at yet! So much to learn.

    I made quilt tops for about five years, but have gone back to my first love, cross stitch, again. Some friends and I just started a small Blackbird Designs group.

    Bobbi - Ohio

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  9. Maybe someone who sees your post can fix you up with a bluer shade of Purple Iris. Sadly, I don't have the color at all. Good luck.

    You've really been blogging for two years already?! The time flies! I'd love to be included in your drawing. :)

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  10. How neat, include me in please. Happy blogoversary.

    Janet, mjharp718@hotmail.com

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  11. Happy Blogoversary! What a generous give away!

    meagan at brookesbooks dot com

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  12. Barb,

    Took a look at your blog and loved it!! Great day for the mail too!!

    Please enter me in your blogiversary giveaway!!

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  13. I can understand the ?? birthday thing. And happy blogversary as well. Good luck with the purple/blue floss. that's going to be a problem, huh? I love to quilt and stitch too.

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  14. looked all over your blog and it is really nice.... you do beautiful work.... wishing you a happy birthday.... do something special for yourself on your Special Day and save me a piece of cake.... (~.~)

    happy blogaversary too!!!!

    please enter me in your give away....

    take care, Claire

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  15. I wish I had a skein for you, I don't. :o(

    Congrats on your anniversary!! I'd love to be considered for the giveaway.

    Thank you!

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  16. What a generous giveaway, Barb. Please include me in the drawing. I need to do a giveaway on my blog (4 yrs), but haven't been able to come up with something good. I just may "borrow" your gc idea. Thanks, birthday twin. ;D
    Barb in TX

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  17. Oh, how nice giving something like that away. I never win anything but I keep on entering.

    my blog is
    http://penny-mindwanderings.blogspot.com

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  18. Hello, Barb,

    Love your new "stitching room". How cool to have that wonderful space. And, you do great work!

    Happy 2nd blogversary. How nice to have a "giveaway". Sign me up. nmvogt@aol.com

    Enjoy each day,
    Nancy V

    :-)

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  19. Barb,
    I'll take a look when I go by my LNS to see if their current stock of the GA is more blue or purple. Happy Blogiversary!! I'd love to be entered into the drawing!
    http://needleinhand.blogspot.com

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  20. Well Happy Blog Anniversary and Happy Birthday to you too! I happen to have MY blog anniversary tomorrow, Sept 5th and MY birthday is next week on the 12th! Hope you have a GREAT one! I will be doing a give away too with a stash of things to give away. BUT please add me to your drawing! I'd LOVE to be included!
    Lynn in Mn.
    sunnysmiles1951@yahoo.com
    http://needles-and-quilter-me.blogspot.com/

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  21. Happy Blogiversary and wonderful stash day! Please enter me in your very generous giveaway - Thanks!
    kimberlybreid@hotmail.com

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  22. That is horrible about the running out of colour. I hope you are able to figure something out.
    Happy Blogoversary and I'd love to be part of your giveaway.

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  23. I love the way you have set up your craft room with the pegboard. Good idea and Happy 2nd Anniversary on your blogspot.
    I would like to be entered in the giveaway please.
    Thanks,
    DebbieM
    craftygal43@yahoo.com

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  24. Congrats on your bloganniversary and also on your birthday.
    Good luck with finding the right colour.

    Please enter me in your giveaway.
    ccontan@hotmail.com

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  25. Thanks for the giveaway, I'd like t join! Too bad about that purple floss!

    kahlie.@.hotmail.com

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  26. Barb, Just discovered you blog and I've enjoyed reading through it. Like you, my Mom is both a cross-stitcher and a quilter. I'm envious of the ability to quilt. Hoping to learn it some day.

    I was excited to see your post of the charts you bought, especially the one by La-D-Da "Mares Eat Oats". I think I have to go search that one out and do it for my soon to be Grandbaby. That was one of my daughter's favorite songs when she was little.

    I'd love to be entered in your giveaway! And an early Happy Birthday!
    Jordans0597@yahoo.com

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  27. Happy Blogiversary barb!
    You have been having a happy mailbox too I see; I wish mine was so entertaining!
    Please enter me in your generous giveaway, and thank you!
    ~Valerie Kalyani, La Reine de Couleur
    valerie_kalyani@yahoo.com

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  28. Babette wonders if she might join in on honorable lady's giveaway. Mrs. H. thinks cross stitch would be good for me to learn :)

    Happy birthday and blog anniversary.

    carolalhansen@comcast.net
    http://stitchacrosstheborder.blogspot.com

    P.S. Mrs. H also have a Pengwen.

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  29. Babette wonders if she might join in on honorable lady's giveaway. Mrs. H. thinks cross stitch would be good for me to learn :)

    Happy birthday and blog anniversary.

    carolalhansen@comcast.net
    http://stitchacrosstheborder.blogspot.com

    P.S. Mrs. H also have a Pengwen.

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  30. Hi Barb,
    I came to your blog by way of Barbara of Mainely Stitching. I have a skein of GAST Purple Iris that looks to be half blue and half purple. I'm not sure if that will help you or not. If you are interested in a picture of it or something, let me know (jenna at magees dot net).

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  31. I wish I could help you with the Purple Iris. I heard of your blog from Barbara/Mainly Stitching. I'll have to read through. Happy blogiversary! I would love a chance at your giveaway! Thanks!

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  32. Sorry, I just checked and I don't have that colour GAST, I hope you find some soon!

    Love to play in your generous giveaway (I like both too!) and happy blogoversary! :)

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