Friday, September 27, 2013

Just Amazing! , Giveaway Winners!, and babble

It was amazing to see all the bloggers come together in support of Cathey, better known as Pumpkin. Here's her blog . I went to her blog and looked at her blog list and its all 'Pumpkins for Cathey'! Lol!

I, unfortunately, have experience with the evil 'C'. No, I've never had it, thank God, but I did lose both of my parents to C. My Mom died almost 24 years ago at the age of 49. I am 49! You can be sure I thought of that before I turned 49. She was so young. My dad, he died 6 years ago to lung cancer at the age of 71. I believe that attitude has a lot to do with the outcome of a battle with cancer. My mother, she just gave up and it took her in the 6 months the doc gave her. My dad, he was given the option of chemo and/or surgery but after hearing of the sizes of the tumors in both lungs, he said no and just wanted to leave the hospital and go home. He was gone in a month.

Whew. I don't know Cathey but I understand her struggle. The saying 'Mind Over Matter' comes to mind. If I can be of some help, if just to read and hear her rants of the unfairness of it all, I can do that.

I've picked the winners! Yee Haw! But first let me say that this app doesn't allow me to .....never mind!! I found where I can dress up, and make fonts large, etc. So here we go...

MYRA! You are the winner of the 4th of July package!!!! Myra loves the 4th of July, Autumn, and Halloween and has yet to meet a color she doesn't like!

Diana! She wins the main Autumn/Halloween pack and she chose Halloween!

And last but not least-Ann! Has won the package of leftovers (sounds bad but not really!) She likes Autumn and lo and behold her name was picked for the Autumn things that were left when Diana won for Halloween!

Well ladies, leave me an email with your mailing address at and after I receive some ONS goodies and finish the two items for Autumn and Halloween, I'll send it all on its way to you. By the way Myra, there isn't a stitched item to go with the 4th of July package but I think you'll like what you receive!

Thank you everyone for playing along. Wished I had consolation goodies to send to everyone! I'm thankful to you all for coming around to my blog, reading it, and leaving comments and to those who don't. When I first started blogging, many months went by without comments! But I just kept plugging on and now I have some regulars who come by. So I thank you all!

One more thing..are any of you going to stitch Paulette's (of Plum Street Samplers fame) Mystery Christmas Sampler? I am and I'm so excited! I love her designs. I've gone through all my threads and fabrics and found a 36ct vintage Lentil fabric from Lakeside. The funny thing is that the fabric I chose was kitted up with another of her designs! I have most of the threads, and I'll substitute with WDW the ones I don't have, if its possible. Here's the link to check out the details. It's going to be fun! My Ornament SAL plans are to start stitching Christmas ornaments ago this PSS mystery sampler will fit in nicely. Tomorrow Paulette will have the first part of the design over on her blog.

So, I'm going to have to ratchet up my stitching to keep up with this stitching. I've been vegetating in front of the tv some evenings. There's are some weeks where I'm not picking up the needle for 3, 4 days and that'll have to stop. Paulette is going to put up a new portion, 9 of them, every Sunday, so I'd like to keep up!

Congrats to the winners!

Take care, all!

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPad


  1. Wasn't yesterday a wonderful day in the world of stitching bloggers? I feel so blessed to be a small part of this group.
    I won! Whooo hooo! I am so surprised and grateful - thank you so much. Email to come soon. I know I will love whatever you send. :o)
    I plan to do Paulette's mystery. I have my fabric and floss almost ready to go. My plan is to stitch on it all day tomorrow if need be.
    I hope you are having a fabulous weekend. Thanks again for offering such a generous giveaway.

  2. The event for Cathey was so amazing and touching!
    Congratulations to all your winners! I am looking forward to seeing everyone's SAL progress.
    Have a great week!

  3. Great giveaway! Good lick with your newest it but already knee-deep in projects LOL

    1. Lol, Jeanne! Yeah, me too! Instead of taking care of WIPs, I'm starting new stuff!