God grant you the light in Christmas, which is faith;
the warmth of Christmas, which is love;
the radiance of Christmas, which is purity;
the righteousness of Christmas, which is justice;
the belief in Christmas, which is truth;
& all of Christmas, which is Christ.
--Wilda English

Monday, December 19, 2011

Stitcher's Giveaway & Weekend Update

Just a reminder that your chance to enter my Stitcher's Giveaway ends on Friday, December 23rd, at 11:59 p.m. CST.  I have responded to almost everyone thus far who has wanted to be included for a chance at this giveaway.  I was unable to respond to some of you because "no-reply" shows in the address bar when I try to respond.  I'm not sure how you would go about changing that.  If anyone can fill me in on that I will pass it along in my next post.

As I write this post my Christmas countdown counter is showing 5 days, 11 hours left till the big day.  All together now ... YIKES!!!  I had hoped to finish a couple more goodies this past weekend but you know what they say about the best laid plans of mice & men.  Rather than sitting comfortably in my recliner, a Mona Lisa smile on my lips, a pretty scented candle or tart sending its delightful fragrance throughout the house, & me calmly stitching to the accompaniment of soft Christmas music, I instead did laundry, cleaned the bathroom, dusted, wrapped gifts, made gumdrop breads, tweaked a bit of Christmas decor, & fretted over the fact that I gave my husband packages to mail last week & he sent them all via Parcel Post.  He is the sweetest, kindness, most generous (& tolerating!) hubby a woman could want ... but for some reason he came back from mailing my packages telling me "It would've cost me an additional $3.00 to send them Priority so I sent them Parcel Post instead."  Three dollars?!?!?  Really honey?!?!?  Good grief!  I could've dug in the bottom of my purse & come up with $3.00 worth of change to give him.  Sigh!  Lesson learned for next year ... mail packages myself.

This morning I visited & clicked to follow a stitching blog which has gifted me with 2 more stitching monkeys on my back.  The stitcher showed some Mary Garry & Val's Stuff projects she recently finished.  Did I know anything about Mary Garry or Val's Stuff before visiting this stitcher's blog?  No.  Am I now frantically searching for Mary Garry & Val's Stuff stuff?  Yes.  The monkeys are starting to complain about the cramped conditions.  I think I heard the question "How many more of us is she going to cram up here?" a time or two.  Me thinks those silly monkeys should start laying off the bananas   : )

3 comments:

~*Shar*~ said...

You are so special hun; thank you from the bottom of my heart for the beautiful ornament & card. You made me get tears..:)

I also love Vals designs; I have a few, not too many..Have a great day..

Hugs, Shar

TheCrankyCrow said...

Happy Monday Sweetie....
Oh, I know all about those silly monkeys....I think mine are actually trying to unionize. YIKES! ;o)

As for the "no reply" things - it has to do with how the person has their profile set up. Some choose to do this intentionally, although most don't realize they've actually done it. So here's how to change it:


#1. CREATE a profile if you don't have one already. This is somewhere in your initial blog settings.

#2. Once created, you need to activate it.

dashboard
look to the upper left
select edit profile

under privacy -
select - show my profile
select - show my email address

under identity -
ADD - your desired online email address

click save profile

(Some think that where it says "show my email address" it means it will show on your blog. It does not - it just means it will come up if someone chooses to reply to a comment that is left.)

Hope that helps....

Have a great holiday week....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

cucki said...

hello deary, here ia m writing this mail and half sleeping..i had a busy day today..crazy day for me..packing and cleaning the house..finally got some peace but me sleeping now..lol..
sending you big hugs..
you truly my special friend..
and good luck to me and all for the giveaway..
happy holidays cucki xx