Thursday, January 6, 2011

Giveaway (Stash Clear) Winners!

Happy Thursday, all!

Now that the Holiday Dust is settling, I figured I'd better get on with determining the winners of a little de-stash giveaway I ran...on December 2nd. Now, I know I said I'd do these *whenever* but I didn't quite plan on it taking over a month for me to get to work!

Thanks to everyone who entered; I wish I could magically multiply these items and give to all. I was touched anew with everyone commiserated with me or encouraged me about designing while sorting the entries! Thank you everyone for your kind friendship--I certainly don't feel like I was holding up my half of the relationship with so many of you this past quarter, so thank you even more with that consideration!


Item 1: Gentlemen Quaker by Jardin Prive:
Hazel of Quietly Stitching!

Hazel, you definitely do have to be in it to win it! :D You were actually random's second pick--the first lady wasn't playing.

Item 2: Santa Arrives Tonight Ornament by Homespun Elegance:
Myra of Gr8dame's Place!

Friend, I was momentarily heart-stricken when I read your entry for this one initially--I thought, "Oh, no--did I actually promise this one to Myra already!? I need to ask her and if I did I can just get another one and send it to her." But I still haven't done that...but then you won the random draw! Either way, it seems to be destined for you and I hope you enjoy it as I did!

Item 3: Antique Book:
Daffycat of It's Daffycat

Sharon, I'm so glad that you'll be giving this a home! I remember really admiring a photo for a giveaway that you stitched because of the styling you did with a book-themed background! I hope that this will be a useful addition to your collection! :D I don't think I have your postal addy, so please email it to me.

Also, if you got around to checking out Bookmooch and decided to join I'd like to give you 5 mooch points. :) Just include a link to your BM profile in that email and I'll use it to "smooch" them to you.

Item 4: 5 Bookmooch Points:
Omashee aka Barb of Barb's Stitches.

Just as I said above, please email me a link to your BM profile and I'll smooch 'em over! Enjoy!

Winners, I'll also send you emails as soon as I finish this post!


Now, Bonus Round:

• Absolutely NO model stitching happened this week--oops!

• I've been adding a strand to BBD Mystery most days this week and had a bit of progress (and then the frogs struck!) BUT I'm liking the linen more now b/c I think it makes the green look good. And there's an awful lot of green on this one. A green that looks ugly on the skein, but good on the linen. So, I'm gonna kick back and go for it. However slowly. :)

• Animal Crossing. It's a game that some people play, but for me it's more like faith I practice. And, this week I'm back on that sauce for the first time in about 10 months. :D

• Still saving for a new computer. Seems like I've been saving and saving, but still have only amassed about 1/3 of the purchase price. Before tax. Le Sigh. So, I'm just thankful that my Precious Powerbook (Now "'Ol Faithful" in it's 7th year!) hasn't failed me yet! "Baby, you may be legacy, but you you're hangin' in there!~"

I'm so looking forward to various things. Like being able to run Google's Chrome browser. Or watch youtube. I actually hate youtube, but...It'll be nice to be able to see (read stop having to explain to friends who own better-endowed rigs and don't listen to what I say that I can't run 'em!)what these vid links my friends send me contain. It would also be nice to run Skype AND Firefox AND a third application at the same time, lol!

• Please include us in your prayers--Health for us and Marc in particular with this cold he picked up from work--we need it to stay out of his ears! :) You are all in my prayers especially those who have asked and those in the path of this snow we're expecting.

• I picked up a whole striped bass on my way home from walking my first ever ebay sale (an old calculator) to the Post. I'm so excited by the fact that it's reposing in my 'fridge as I type--we're headed over to a friend's house who makes the most amazing food. I'm so excited that we seem to be reviving our weekly dinner tradition with them. :D You should taste his stir-fried broccoli! Oh, if only I had a gas stove. And a real wok. And was Chinese. ;)

Yours Fishfully,


Margaret said...

Congrats to the winners! I'm afraid to even look in my Animal Crossing village -- talk about weeds. lol! Did I remind you of the game? It really is fun. I've only played the one version though. I'll be keeping you and your guy in my prayers for health (I know what the ear problem is like, not fun!). Let's hope for not much snow!

Myra said...

Oh Fishful Berit, you crack me up! No, you had not already promised the HE pattern to me but I am most grateful and happy that my name was drawn. I'll be sure to pass it along once I stitch it. :o) Oh man, I am loving the look of your model so far. Hurry up would ya? LOL I will keep you and Marc in my prayers - the bugs going around right now aren't kind at all and you need to stay clear of them if you can. ((Hugs)) <--from a distance. :o)

Catherine said...

Congrats to the winners!

I do hope everyone is feeling better - there's been a lot of nasty stuff flying around.

Kathy A. said...

Congratulations to all the winners. Some lovely giveaways there.
I hope Marc doesn't get too ill.
Take care.

Anonymous said...

The BBD Mystery is looking lovely so far and works great with that fabric! Keeping my fingers crossed that you and Marc are feeling better soon.

Giovanna said...

Nice to see your BBD WIP! All the best on the health issues.

Sadie said...

Lucky winners :-)
I like your new BBD, fingers crossed that the linen drama is over :-)
I'll be keeping you both in my thoughts, Stuart had a dreadful cold at the start of December and the kiddos had it all through christmas. Not fun at all. Vitamin C and a hot water bottle will do wonders x

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Congrats to the winners - pretty stitching so far - prayers for you both for good health and keep saving for that computer!

Lynn said...

Congrats to all the winners! Your stitching looks great so far. I hope that it won't be too long before you have the computer you want.
I hope Marc is over that cold soon and I'll say prayers for continued good health.

Jackie said...

Congratulations to the winners!

I hope Marc recovers quickly. There is a cold and a stomach virus going around here. I was blessed with both a couple of weeks ago. Hopefully he is resting and not trying to push through it. You need to stay well too! Oh - the netti pot really helps a lot!

I don't know the first thing about Google Chrome. I'm amazed at UTube. I never thought there were tutorials out there that I'd be able to use! Who knew?

Daffycat said...

Oh way cool, Berit! Thank you! I will email you soon.

I haven't been to my Yorktown in so least two or three years, I imagine it's over-run with weeds & half my animals have moved =(

Siobhan said...

Congrats to the winners!!

Keeping you & Marc in my prayers. We've been battling colds here. DH has fits when I cough at night but now he says his tonsils are swollen. I told him payback is a b*tch!! LOL

Lucy said...

Congrats Winners!!! Enjoy!!

omashee aka Barb said...

Berit, thank you so much for picking me! I've joined Bookmooch and my username is omashee. Let me know if you need more info.
Loving your BBD progress.

Anonymous said...

I rather like the plum "B" as well. It's important to remind yourself you're truly maknig progress when you stitch big projects like The Mystery Sampler. I'll be watching for updates. :)