26 April 2010

A Finish, Birthday and a Winner

I want to thank everyone who wished me a happy birthday. Thank you! All of your wishes helped made my day very special. It was very beautiful day and I went shopping but I did not get anything special. I did find some good deals on some dye coloring at Rite Aid Pharamacy, of all places! They had purple and taupe only but that is okay with me. Later my dad took me out to The Painted Pony in Bethlehem, CT. My cousin works there as a bartender and she was so surprised to see us. Her face was priceless but she was able to chat with us for a few minutes to catch up on family news. I had ordered a strawberry banana diaquari. Oh my goodness, it was so huge but so yummy. I dont think I drank half of it that is so huge it was. Dad told me the diaquari was not charge on the bill. I didn't feel guilty of not drinking majority of the drink. The staff sang "Happy Birthday" to me when we got our deserts.

Friday my Aunt Betty and Uncle Fred from Cape Cod came down for the weekend. They stopped by to give me some gifts. There was a huge box, and 3 smaller boxes. I was told to open one of the smaller boxes which was a dark pink nightgown, printed with roses, very pretty. I was, finally, could open the big one before opening the other two. The big one was an Acer laptop! Yes, I have a brand new laptop. I am so jumping with joy! I was getting to know my laptop this weekend. I just love it. The other two boxes was a Norton program and a wireless router.

Saturday night, AB, UF and Aunt Terri took me out to dinner at The Curtis House in Woodbury. It is one of the oldest inns in Connecticut and has a lot of history from the revolutionary era. AT gave me a new digital camera which I started to use right away. It is a GE camera with 14.1 megapixal. I didn't know GE made cameras. I took a few pictures of the waiting room, which had quilts all around the room. One of my favorites was a memorial table with USA flag quilt and 2 pictures of soliders who were from Woodbury and lost their lives in the war. It is so touching when you see something like that and brings you back to reality so fast. I put a few pictures up on this post.

On the stitching front, I do have one finish. I just have not been stitching that much this month. I have doing more reading and listening to music instead. I guess that is better than just sitting in front of a TV and doing nothing else, lol. The Stitcherhood came out with a new freebie pattern. I stitched it on Raspberry Twirl 32 count lugana, and using DMC threads 327, 937, 3806, and Gentle Arts Orchird. I could see this as a pin pillow.

Now for the winner for my Birthday giveaway. I was really overwhelmed on the reponses I received. All together there were 124 entries. The winner is Cathryn of Cathryn's Place. Congratulations Cathryn! Thank you everyone for making my birthday very special!

Have a great stitching day!

12 April 2010

Big 40 Birthday Giveaway

My birthday is on April 21, and I am turning the BIG 40!!! It is so hard to believe I am turning 40 because I sure do not feel old. In my mind, I still feel like I am in my twenties. Age is just a number. I could never understand why people get depressed when their birthday comes around. Age is going to happen and there is nothing you can do about it. Why not just embrace it and celebrate with your family and friends. As you can tell, I am not depressed of turning 40. I am curious what my forties will bring to me. I am hoping for good health and lots of love. And lots of abundance of stitches for my future projects.
I have met so many stitchers through the internet since 2003, i.e. yahoo groups, blogging and Facebook. Turning 40 is a one time thing, I want to celebrate it with all of you. What better way to do that by having a giveaway. I sure hope you like the package I put together. First let me show what this birthday package will contain to intrigue you. Here are the items.

It is a green shade but the picture is making the color gray. It is a 28 count evenweave with the size of 18 X 26 inches.

Lighthouse Welcome by Imaginating

Prairie Grove Sunflowers with DMC floss
Six skeins of Gentle Art Limited Edition Threads
Spring colors
A pair of gray stork scissors

From My Big Toe, the Frog Fob.

There are three ways you can get a chance in winning.
1. Comment on this post only if you want to be in the giveaway.
2. Become a follower on this blog.
3. Mention this giveaway on your blog. You will need to make a separate comment by providing your blog address.

The deadline to get an entry in the giveaway will be on my birthday, April 21. Around 9 pm EST, I will announce the winner and the winner will have to connect me within a week to claim the prize, or I will pick another winner after the week. If you have any questions, please ask since this is my first giveaway too. Good luck everyone!