Friday, August 28, 2009

Winners from Week 4

Congratulations to these winners for Week 4 of the Scavenger Hunt
For Cross Stitch:
Tara Johnson from IN was 1st this week
Mary from NC
Monique from IL
Marilyn from WI

For Quilt:
Eileen form TX was 1st this week
Beverly from KS
JoAnn from TX
Linda from AR

If you are listed here, please watch your email for the winning notification. You'll need to send me your mailing address.
Everyone who played all 4 weeks will get 3 free charts or patterns. I've decided to let you choose your own charts or patterns that you want to get free. If you played all 4 weeks, you can email me with your choices, along with your name and mailing address. We have a running list of everyone who played in each Scavenger Hunt each week. I am sending an email to everyone who entered all 4 weeks.
We had over 300 ladies participate in all. There were just too many that played all 4 weeks to list here. I want to thank everyone for playing.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Fishing and Stuff

Sunday my kids and grandkids came for dinner and hung out for the afternoon. I introduced Grace to my old Pork & Beans doll and they seem to hit it off pretty well. She didn't seem to pay attention to the boo boo on the dolls foot. I have a feeling that once again Pork & Beans will get the love and affection that she deserves for a few years.

Nathan and Grace both got tractor rides with Papa which is always a treat for Papa and for them also. It's always a struggle to get Nathan off the tractor, in fact. He seems to have a one track tractor mind. He'll be driving it before you know it. They grow so fast.

They went over to the pond in the back and fished for a while. Grace even caught a fish on her Barbie fishing pole. It's not her first catch, as she's been fishing a lot with her dad. It was pretty exciting for the rest of us though! She even held the fish in her hands which, for a 2-1/2 yr old girl, is pretty remarkable! Nathan and Grace spent a lot of time catching minnows in the bucket and dropping them on the ground. It was a pretty fun day had by all!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Internet Issues Today!

The Scavenger Hunt #4 went out late today due to no internet all day. The phone lines are still crossed and no internet yet tonight. I had to borrow internet from a friend to send the Scavenger Hunt 4 this evening. I got a lot of emails asking if they missed #4. Sorry it was so late today. Hopefully the phone company will get things fixed tomorrow. They worked on it today, only to cross the lines and make more of a mess.

This is the last week. The last drawing will be Friday. I'll post the winners here Friday morning, assuming the internet is working by then! Good Luck this week!

I just finished another new Cross Stitch design. Watch soon for a sneak peek of the new series to be released at the St Charles Needlework market in September. I'm also working on new quilts for Quilt Market in Houston In Oct. It's a busy time here.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Winners for Week 3 Scavenger Hunt

We have winners this morning! The Scavenger Hunt Winners for Week 3 are listed below. Please watch your email for the winning notification.
Congratulations to these winners-

For Cross Stitch:
Kathleen from KY was first
Bobbi from GA
Milly from CA
Brenda from VA

For Quilt:
Kay from WI was first
Kim from OH
Sheryl from CA
Lesa from IL

The winners will get an email asking for their address. We have one more week to go. The last set of questions will go out Monday morning.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Kids and Grandkids

Sarah and Grace were playing around the other day and I got a good picture. Grace is quite the little story teller these days. She always has something to tell me about. I just love it when she comes in and yells "Nana".

I came across a picture this morning of my son Kirk, eating an ice cream cone when he was about 2 years old. His hair was so blonde and curly that I just couldn't bring myself to cut it until he was almost 4. He has a son Nathan with absolutely straight blonde hair. Not a curl on his little head. How does that happen? All my kids were curly toe heads, as my uncle Harold would call them!

Today is the last day for Week 3 of the Scavenger Hunt, drawings will happen in the morning. If you haven't already sent them, get your answers emailed to me today. Have a great day!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Winners for Week 2 Scavenger Hunt

The Scavenger Hunt Winners for Week 2 are chosen. Please watch your email for the winning notification. There is a prize for the first ones to enter each week in each category also.
Congratulations to these winners-

For Cross Stitch:
Julie from CT was first
Denise from MO
Ellen from WI
Jean from MO

For Quilt:
Linda from GA was first
Janey from CA
Debby from MD
Polly from NY

Be sure to play each of the four weeks as you can win more than once! There's a different set of charts and patterns given each week. Thanks to everyone for playing. Week 3 goes out on Monday morning.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Wee Hours of the Night

It's 1:00 a.m. and I just finished another cup of coffee. I'm still going through emails from everyone who entered the Scavenger Hunts today for Week 2. We've had a wonderful response and lots of nice comments. Thanks everyone!

I just successfully finished design #10 from my new cross stitch series. I will debut most of them at the Fall Needlework Market in St. Charles in September. I will save a couple of the designs for the Fall Online Needlework Show. It's going to be a busy month as I have Houston Quilt Market coming up in October also.

Oh, I just realized that it's passed midnight and today is my birthday. Wow, another year older, hopefully another year wiser! Seems the older I get, the later I stay up. I guess this grandma better hit the sack. Good night!

Friday, August 7, 2009

We Have WINNERS for Week 1!

The Scavenger Hunt Winners for Week 1 are chosen. Please watch your email for the winning notification. I decided to add a prize for the first ones to enter each week in each category also. I also added one extra winner for each category for the first week!
Congratulations to these winners-
For Cross Stitch:
Bonnie from NY was the first
Liz from MO
Karen from PA
Marilyn from OK
Betty from Canada
For Quilt:
Linda from PA was the first
Susan from CO
Carol from MO
Sue from MO
Eileen from TX

Be sure to play each of the four weeks. You can win more than once! There's a different set of charts and patterns given each week. Thanks to everyone for the kind notes. Week 2 goes out on Monday morning.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Pork & Beans

I was reminded this morning of my old doll that I had as a child. Her name was Pork & Beans. Obviously, I loved pork and beans so much as a child that I named my favorite doll after the food. When I was 6 years old, I had the doll sitting on the space heater in our home when my older sister turned it on.

The doll's leg melted and of course I totally fell apart, crying and carrying on so. My mom was a quick thinker though. She promptly bandaged her foot and leg with gauze and tape just like the doctor would do it and I took care of her for the rest of my childhood.

I kept that old bandage on there, as nasty as it got, for 20 years until the 80's, when my daughter started playing with her. Now, I think it's time to introduce Pork & Beans to my 2 year old grand daughter Grace! I have a feeling she will really like her.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Scavenger Hunt Under Way

The Scavenger Hunt is well under way. I have gotten so many nice emails from everyone saying how much fun it is. I'm thinking it's going to be an annual thing! Thanks to everyone who is playing. Remember to get your answers to me before Friday. I'll post the first names of the winners of Week 1 here on Friday morning.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Scavenger Hunt Today

We woke up this morning at 6:30 to a beautiful House Wren singing on the patio next to the bedroom window. It was hard to go back to sleep due to the serenade! We have nests every year in the bird house in back.

The Scavenger Hunt list for Week 1 was emailed today. I saw there were quite a few pending newsletter requests so if you don't get the newsletter today, it's because you didn't click on the link to confirm joining the newsletter. I will send it out to everyone who confirms this week. Thanks for playing, I hope you have fun.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

New Day, New Chart

It's a wonderful day today. The kids came over for Sunday dinner after church. Grace got to eat ice cream with papa and take a tractor ride, something she will not go home without anymore. The cows were just moved to the pasture in back so she got to see them up close.

I just got my latest cross stitch design framed and photographed. It's called Scarecrow in the Field. It will go on the website and to Hoffman Distributors next week.

The Scavenger Hunt starts tomorrow so if you haven't already signed up on the newsletter, you better hurry. There's going to be 144 cross stitch charts and quilt patterns won in the next four weeks. We'd love to have you join us.
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