Monday, April 26, 2010

Rainy Days & Mondays

I'm sorry for not posting sooner but we have been really busy here. It's been raining for days in the Midwest, we had 7" of rain over the weekend. I do look forward to planting flowers but I think it might be a bit longer waiting to dry out. I do plan to hit the greenhouse this week for my extensive selection. I've made my list and I'm sticking to it.

Moving always presents new possibilities for flowers. My husband has made me numerous flower beds plus we have four gardens so far. He planted a field of sweet corn last week and plans to put in about 100 tomato plants. Can you tell we love tomatoes? I'll can a lot of them and we'll put up juice with the rest. I love spring!

We are almost finished shipping all orders from the Online Needlework Show. It was a great show and we got a lot of new customers. Thank you for your orders. We are down to three more orders to ship this week. All others are on their way. We had drawings each day during the show and gave away 32 charts in all. Four of our Blog readers won a new charts also.

I finished my fabric designing finally. Yeah! I sent it all off and now I can breathe. It's been such a busy month. I am doing two different lines and I'll share it with you as soon as I can. I have a long list of things to start now and I'm anxious to get going on them.

This week, on the Blog, I'll do something special in honor of Mother's Day. The drawing will be for a
$40 gift certificate
good for your choice of any patterns or charts listed on my website.
You can choose something special for your mom!

To enter for the drawing- email me at by this Saturday- midnight.
Put "Gift" in the subject line and include your name and full address.
I'll choose one lucky winner on Sunday.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

We Have Blog Drawing Winners

We have 4 winners in the Blog Drawing from last week. They are Beth from PA, Sandra from MD, Kerry from Canada and Vicki from CO. Congratulations ladies, you'll receive a new chart this week in the mail. Thanks for taking the time to view the Online Needlework Show. It ends today, in case you haven't had time to see it yet.

In the Online show, I also had winners for the daily drawings. They are Adriana from WI for Thursday, Lisa from NY on Friday and Saturdays winners was Felicia from MI. They each receive 2 new charts. Shops who have won so far are Cross Stitch treasures and Threadneedle Street.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Sunday Evening News

I'm sorry for not posting before now but I ended up spending this week visiting my mom in Memphis and I just got back tonight. It was a nice visit but I'm glad to be home. Sarah and 3 year old Grace went also and Grace charmed everyone she met. She's quite the song and dance little lady. Her newest performance is Old MacDonald's Farm. We spent a lot of time at the lake feeding the geese and ducks near my moms. Her sister, my aunt Jean, lives down there also so we all got to visit and we took a few walks together. She's 88 and still does sit-ups and walks everyday. What an inspiration! I'm really tired tonight but have a lot of work to catch up on tomorrow so I can't rest for long. I took a lot of pictures but I'm too tired to load them so I'll post tomorrow.

We found a winner for the punchneedle design, it's Sheila from TN. (funny, I was just there!) The sad part is we chose someone else but the address wasn't included so we chose again. Please remember to include your address when you enter as it's the only way you'll win. Congratulations Sheila! I'll be sending the punchneedle design to you tomorrow.

I'll post the new contest tomorrow also so check back. Good night!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

A Wabbit Winner!

Well, we had the drawing this morning, and you know what they say, the more you enter, the better your chances of winning! Our winner is Kathy from Louisiana. Kathy has been entering for a long time and has won before and believe it or not, she actually won a quilt the last time she won also! She is one lucky lady for sure. Congratulations Kathy!

This next week, there will be a new drawing. It is for a finished punchneedle design called #602 Spring Bouquet. I designed this one in 2004. It's framed in a white shabby chic frame.

To enter, email me by Saturday, April 10 at midnight. Put "Punch" in the subject line and include your full name and mailing address. I promise that I don't share your address with anyone, I don't even keep them on file. It just makes it easier for me to send the prize to the winner. I'll post the winner next Sunday.

I hope you all have a blessed Easter.