Thursday, August 8, 2013

Perfect Timing!

Hello friends!  Two posts in two days???  I know, I know...I can hardly believe it too.  I just had to sit down and do a quick post about my winnings arriving from Mouse!

 

 It couldn't have come on a more perfect day too.  Yesterday was my birthday.  

Here is what she sent me for naming her two little meeces....

A handmade pin pillow, two English Breakfast tea bags,
safety pins (for my rusting adventures), a needle tin and
a skein of Poppy Dragon Floss!


The back of the pin pillow - isn't that cute?


Thank you so much Mouse.  I love it all, especially the pin pillow because I know it was made with your wee little paws!  ♥ ♥

I don't know why but I had to smell the tea bags.  Does anyone else do that or am I weird?  Wait, maybe you shouldn't answer that one. 

Bet you can't guess how old I am!


My requested birthday gift from Masterchief was for me to sit my lazy bee-hind in my big girl chair all day and do whatever I wanted.  He had to fend for himself in the kitchen.  Well that was the plan but by dinner time I felt bad that he was eating hot dogs for breakfast and lunch so I got up and made him fish and rice, one of his favorites. 

We did not win the lottery last night.  Now that would have been an interesting post, huh?  I can just imagine the pictures that would go with that one!  

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I mentioned some time ago that I wanted to offer a giveaway for a few different things: this summer marks 3 years of blogging, I had 312 followers although I see now that I am down one.  Oh well.  Oh and my birthday was this month.  I could think of tons of things to celebrate with a giveaway including all of you who have faithfully followed me and those of you who take the time to leave your kind words in a comment.  I appreciate it more than you know!  

So......this giveaway is open to my current followers only.   I have always encouraged new followers before and I STILL DO!   But this time I want to thank those who are already followers.  
As usual, I don't have a specific bounty in mind but I will gather things between now and drawing time that I'm sure you will be happy to receive.  

To enter:    Please leave a comment on this post only telling me who your favorite designer is and anything else you would want me to know about your stitching style and tastes.  
Last day to enter:   August 17th. 
Drawing:    August 18th.

 

38 comments:

Daffycat said...

Woo! Happy birthday to you! What a lovely win from Mouse.

I'm a follower from waaay back so enter me, please. My favorite is Bent Creek but I really like just about anything - lol!

Vickie said...

Happy Birthday Peg!! I am sorry I forgot! Geesh! I won't guess how old you are, I know! =)
Can I please be included? My favorite designers are La D Da and Sweetheart Tree. You know the rest already!

Dirty Martini Queen said...

Happy birthday Peggy Lee! You're not a day older than 25 and I hope your day was as extra special as you are. So happy to see Mouse's gifties to you and yes, I sniff the tea bags too so if you're weird so am I.
Donna

Vicki said...

Happy Birthday, Peggy! My birthday is Saturday and I'm hoping to not lift a finger in the kitchen at all that day :}

Denise said...

Happy Birthday! (Don't they come around often?!!)....
It is hard for me to choose 1 designer, there are so many good ones. I like Homepun Elegance,
With Thy Needle and Thread, Blackbird Designs....
Wishing you well!

Barb said...

A very happy birthday to you! It's a tie between BBD and With My Needle.In my stitching, I'm always getting in trouble by changing colors!

Faye said...

Happy happy birthday!!!! We're just happy to have another year, right??? I'm a Carriage House kinda girl with a little Country Stitches/With thy Needle & Thread on the side...

Deborah said...

Happy Birthday! Mine is Tuesday and stitching all day sounds perfect to me. My favorite designers are Plum Street Samplers and Blackbird Designs.

Merry Wind Farm said...

Hi, Peggy,
Happy Birthday! I am a Leo also. My favorite designer is Marsha at Scarlet Letter. I stitch reproduction samplers, as I am obsessed with anything antique.
Enjoy your special day!
Melinda

Mouse said...

woooo hoooo what perfect timing .... couldn't have been better ... glad you like everything and I smell tea bags too ...lol
ooooo now you are asking re fav designer ....love BBD and LHN :) stitching style , smalls and large pieces ...lol and colours love muted colours but also autumnal ones, spring ones and sea greens and blues ....:) good luck to all who enter :) love mouse xxxxxx

P.J. said...

HaPpY BiRtHdAy!! How sweet of Mouse, very nice. I am an eclectic stitcher...just like my music from AC/DC to Yanni. :) but I do like Prairie Schooler; it is a long time favorite. I like the bold colors and simplicity of the designs.

Looking good Lady, looking GOOD!

Cath said...

Glad you had a good day . I'd love to be entered please . I like LK , Bent Creek and LHN , and more ,lol.

Chris said...

Happy Birthday Peggy Lee! What a wonderful gift from Mouse! You are not weird for smelling tea bags :)
I hope that the day in your chair involved some stitching :)
Congratulations on 3 years of blogging. I think that my favorite designer is BBD, closely followed by With Thy Needle & Thread and of course Prairie Schooler. So hard to pick one. Pease put my name in the hat.
Have a lovely weekend!

Peggie Fagan said...

Happy Birthday Peg.
See you at HC?

Jonette said...

Happy Birthday! My favorites are Scarlet Letter, Blackbird Designs, Notforgotten Farm and so many more. I enjoy your blog and by the way I smell the tea bags too.

Pamela said...

Happy Birthday Peggy! Looks like you had a great day!!! Don't tell anyone, but I sniff tea bags too! Just have to.

Thank you for the giveaway! At the moment my fav designer is Chessie and Me and Blackbird Designs. Love all things primitive.

Love your gifted pin pillow.

denise said...

Happy Birthday,Peg!!my favorite designer Notforgotten Farm,Lizzie Kate and you name it. denise[cheermom1954@aol.com]

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Happy Birthday, Peg! Yep, I'm a tea smeller too. Love opening a new box of it. Yum! You probably already know this but I favor BBD, Prairie Schooler, Lizzie Kate... I actually like a bunch so having to narrow it down is tough. Have a great day!

momoshari said...

Happy Birthday from a sister Kentuckian! Sounds like a lovely day - hope you got to stitch! I love all the designs by Diane Williams of Little House Needleworks or by Country Cottaqe Needleworks. Happy Stitching from Shari in Covington, momoshari@yahoo.com.

Marsha said...

Happy Birthday sweet lady. One of my favorite designers is Prairie Schooler for relaxation. She has a real distinctive graphic style. I also love samplers and have at least four going right now and PS is a rest between them.

sandi s said...

Happy Birthday! My daughter's birthday was the 7th also. I smell tea bags also, I thought I was the only one that smelled my tea bags, that is really funny, looks like a lot of us share that. Neat gifts that you received. On guessing how old you are, no way! Your young that's all that matters. I do tell everyone I'm 62. I'm so excited I'm still here and living a good life. My favorite designers are Blackbird Designs. In cross stitch and quilting. Have a great day. Hugs,

Jodi S said...

Happy Birthday to you! I would love to be considered in your giveaway, current follower.

My fav designer is Blackbird Designs. I love prim stitches!

valerie said...

Happy Birthday Peggy! I hope you had a great time. Sweet of MasterChief to give you a day off from cooking and such. Such a sweet package from Mouse!

I'd love to be considered for your giveaway. I think my favorite designers at the moment are Mirabilia and Lizzie Kate. I haven't had much time for stitching so I feel so out of the loop now!

Jan said...

Hey Beautiful!! Happy Belated...dang, I forgot!! Anyway, hope that you got thoroughly spoiled by Bob...I know you did.

My favorite designer....hmmm....La-D-Da....Blackbird Designs.....LHN (depends on the design) and oh heck, how about Tree of Life Samplings? teehee...

Seriously, hope you are doing well and good for you offering a giveaway, you have a most generous heart!

xoxo Jan

Kathy Koontz said...

Happy Birthday!!!! Hhmmm favorite designer that is a hard one. I definitely like Little House, Lizzie Kate, Prairie Schooler, Blackbird Designers....oh my the list goes on and on. Glad you were able to sit on your bee-hind most of the day!

Carmen Sutton said...

Happy Birthday Peggy let me guess are you 29??? Very good on three years of blogging and more than 300followers.
As for favorite designer I'm not really sure I like so many and I have so many oh what to do.
Hi to Masterchief

Christine said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you enjoyed your special day.

I love primitive designs: Stacy Nash Primitives, With thy Needle, Plum Street Samplers, etc. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Have a wonderful weekend!!

Christine
jc-zimmerman@comcast.net

RuthB said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!!!

Did the Master Chief seem unhappy eating hot dogs for breakfast and lunch? :)

Congrats on the bday surprise and the fish and rice dinner-- even if you did have to make it yourself.

For the record, I too sniff teabags -- nothing weird there at all.

Patti-Rocky Mtn Stitcher said...

LOL what a wonderful birthday and your shirt was clever!! The ABC tapestry is just fantastic!!!

lynda said...

Happy birthday Peggy! Favorite designers? Gosh...there are so many! I do Love LHN and Lizzie Kate...love simple samplers like Bent Creek as well. Thanks for the chance in your giveaway!

Karen said...

Hope you had a great birthday! Congrats on the goodies too...

happy stitching...

Kathy H said...

I hope you had a great birthday. Fun birthday shirt. My favorite designer is Lizzie Kate. I really enjoy those cute designs.

Annette-California said...

Happy happy 45th Birthday Peggy!!! I loved your post and oh how I laughed. Oh yes I smell teas too:)
Beautiful gifts from Mouse. Favorite designer - With my needle and Thread and BBD. I love the beautiful soft muted colors of both designers.
Have a Happy MONTH celebrating your Birthday (not just the day of).
love Annette

111 LaLa Lane said...

Happy birthday, Peggy.

Friendship Crossing said...

Hey, I keep forgetting that not only do we live in the same state, we share the same birthdate of Aug. 7th, what a great day to be born ~ tee hee!!
Happy belated b'day to you!
I love just about anything Lizzie Kate puts out.
Hugs,
Tanya

Teresa S. said...

Happy Birthday, Peggy Lee!
You are in pretty good shape for a grandma! he, he, he

Hey, why didn't our grandmas look as good as we do??

Please include me in your giveaway drawing. I am mostly a lurker, but a faithful one. :)

over60andfabulous said...

Happy Birthday dear heart !!!!!!!!!!
I don't need to be in the giveaway; just wanted to say Hi - us grandmas got to stick together, esp since we look sooooo good !!
All the best, Mimi
http://inmyprimetime.blogspot.com/

Shirlee said...

Do enter me. You know I like primitive stuff : )