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

Thursday, August 15, 2013

LindaLee's Giveaway & A Chance to Stitch a Traveling Pattern

LindaLee of Cross'N My Stitches is having a giveaway which you can read about here  : ) Her rules are simple ... be a follower of her blog, post about it on your own blog, & make sure to include your name & blog address. See!  Easy-peasy   : )   The drawing will be held on September 26th.  You have a chance to win a box of undisclosed goodies!  Fun! Do be sure to stop by & enter   : )

In yesterday's post I indicated that I would do a post today for people to sign up if they are interested in stitching the traveling pattern I just finished.  It's a Lizzie*Kate design called Friends Are Like Angels.

I wish I could tell you from whence this traveling pattern originated, but I have no idea.  All I know for sure is our resident Poodle Princess, Vickie at A Stitcher's Story, stitched it last & then drew my name to be the next person to stitch it.  As I often state, I am not much of a Lizzie*Kate person but I thought this was a good stitching project for gifting   : )   Dear Vickie included a little gift in with the pattern when she sent it to me ... a set of 5 of her lovely counting pins!  Have you ever seen Vickie's counting pins?  She does a lovely job making them & I dare say they are the best you will ever see!  Anyway, it's now my time to send the pattern on its way to someone else to stitch.  I will also include a small gift with it as Vickie did when she sent it to me   : )   If you'd like to stitch this pattern next (you must stitch it relatively soon after you receive it ... no fair keeping it languishing in your stash for many weeks) just leave a comment on this post. Be sure I have some way of contacting you. Although I understand fully well why they do it, there are many no-reply bloggers who leave comments that cannot be answered because there is no way to get in touch with them.  So, that's it!  Leave your comment telling me you'd like a chance to receive the pattern & I will choose a name on Monday morning, August 19th.  That means you must leave your comment no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Sunday, August 18th.  Good luck to all of you   : )

After my announcement yesterday that I had been chosen to receive the first Silver Sloth Award, I decided to start a new project.  It's not a Lizzie*Kate pattern but it's along the same lines ... something small that will stitch up quickly.  Believe it or not, I'm about half-way done with it already!  This is what happens when a doctor prescribes medication that causes insomnia.  You can get a lot of stitching done in the wee hours of the morning!  I called the pharmacist earlier who told me I could take all the daily pills in this particular prescription before breakfast instead of half before breakfast & the other half after dinner.  Tonight I should be able to sleep ... hooray!  I should take advantage of this burst of energy I'm experiencing right now & actually do something around here like pack some stuff (don't ask me why ... just to get it out of the way I guess) or clean some stuff or whatever, but I'll probably catch up on some of the sleep I missed out on last night & do more stitching on my new project which incidentally I cannot show you because it's a gift   : )

I hope you are all having a good ending to your week!  Don't forget, this weekend is IHSW!  I'm getting a bit anxious to work on some Christmas projects!  If the truth be told, I'm getting a bit anxious to actually decorate for Christmas ... lol!  Have you noticed my Countdown to Christmas counter has been moved back up to the top of my blog?  I think this has all come about because of the bit of cooler weather we've had recently with temps in the 70s during the day & the 50s at night.  I even had a bowl of oatmeal for breakfast yesterday morning & in the afternoon I got out my hot chocolate maker!  I am obviously rushing the season ... temps will be back in the 80s next week ... but it's been fun   : )   Does anyone else like oatmeal?  Other than me & Bert ...
 ... I don't know of anyone now-a-days who really does.  I like it plain with just a bit of salt.  I'll bet Bert likes his that way too   : )


cucki said...

hello dear,
i am a bit sick with fever and flu but getting there..
hope you enjoy your day and happy stitching time too.
big hugs x

Linda said...

I do like oatmeal.. However, I like it with milk and tons of sugar. So therefore, I rarely eat it - LOL! My husband has a bowl almost every morning. I like Cream of Wheat too - but again, with milk and tons of sugar! Arghhh!!

Linda in VA

gracie said...

I would like to be on the travelling pattern list!

Annette-California said...

I love that I'm not the only one wanting to decorate for Christmas:) But now our weather has turned and we are in the 90's again. I was ready to make hot cocoa too. I would love to be included for your traveling pattern draw. I loved it when I saw Vickie's stitched version on her blog. Hope it stays cool for you. love Annette

Mouse said...

oooo count me in for the TP :) I can't remember where this came from either ..lol and yeahhh for the stitching :) love mouse xxxx

Edgar said...

I love, really love oatmeal!! I can eat it anytime of day, breakfast, lunch or dinner - a real fan!!

The Hummingbird moths were totally great, thanks for sharing!!

Melody said...

I agree about the cooler weather making me yearn for Fall. I'm not ready to think about Christmas yet.

Yes, I love oatmeal too, but with brown sugar and raisins in it.

CalamityJr said...

I just love following and reading your blog - you do have a gift for writing along with your stitching! Anyway, please include me in the drawing for the traveling pattern. Even though I'm not a blogger (just a stalker)I promise to stitch reasonable quickly and pass it on!

Catherine said...

I am so enjoying our cooler weather! And oatmeal ~ yes! Love it with fruit or maple syrup!

Julie said...

I've got this pattern so please don't include my name.
Good luck to all who do put their name in for it.

Chris said...

Come on fall! I am right there with you. It was 59 when I got in my car yesterday morning. Yahoo.
I am to slothful to put my name in the hat for the traveling pattern. I hope that your stitching mojo is back for the weekend and that you slept well last night!

rosek1870 said...

Oh I am soooo enjoying this weather too. I can't wait for the leaves to change and jeans and sweatshirt weather begins. I love fall and Christmas is the icing on the cake! Please enter me in the Traveling Pattern drawing. I think that is such a cute pattern!

willmania said...

My hubby eats oatmeal w/ brown sugar & raisins about every morning . . . I've recently opted for the "full o' fiber" version of Cream of Wheat made w/ milk & waaaaay too much butter. Were you teasing or is there really a hot chocolate maker?

butterfly said...

I must say yes I am looking forward to the fall it has been a beautiful summer but just a little hot for me to enjoy, hugs.

Marie said...

First let me say that I love oatmeal, almost as much a cream of wheat. I like eating super healthy so I eat oatmeal and toss in a bunch of chocolate chips! How's that for super healthy? But it tastes delicious.

Nice job on the LK, even though you messed up on the centering. Oh well, those things happen ~ hopefully not to often.

Here in BEAUTIFUL Vermont the weather feels like fall. I spent much of today wearing a sweatshirt....Brrr.

Janet P said...

Is oatmeal what we in UK call porridge, if so I enjoy eating it, but I usually make a bowl during the evening!!

Vickie said...

ooOoo! I am called Poodle Princess? Love it!
I actually am trying to catch up. I am having a horrible week with gastritis.
I love oatmeal. That is the last meal I had, for breakfast, on Wednesday.Before this horrid nastiness.

Heather Cartwright said...

I'd love to stich the travelling pattern - count me in! :) Also I'm very much enjoying the idea of the Silver Sloth. What does one do to merit that? :D

vwestermeyer said...

Toss my name in for the traveling pattern!

I am thrilled with this teaser of fall weather (and counting down till I can start my fall decorating without my neighbors thinking I've lost my mind!)

Peggy Lee said...

With milk, raisins and brown sugar.
Oh now I'm hungry.

Simply Victoria said...

We love oatmeal here with a bit of butter, cinnamon, brown sugar and nectarines. And, we even have that very book you pictured. haha

thegreytail said...

we don't have oatmeal in this stupid country. bah.
but I did learn how to count with Big Bird, and Elmo, and Oscar, the Count and Bert of course. I'll check what's in my purse and see where I can get some.
hugs, happy xxx and oatmeals,