Saturday, July 26, 2014

And the winner is......

Ms. Melody

Ms. Vallie chose her name out of the scraps of paper that I put on the floor for her.  Before I could get my camera, she was starting to chew them up so I had to grab quickly.  LOL  She's a little bugger.  

I have emailed Melody and notified her that she has won.  

I will be placing some more mini totes in my store soon.  I'm doing Christmas in July and several other designs.  Look for them soon.

Now to a bad subject.  I don't know how many of you are on the 123 Message Board but I posted on there the other day and I received so many hugs and prayers for what's been happening in my life.  You all know that our daughter, Jenn and her husband and 4 boys moved into our house last year.  Well to say it hasn't been working out would be calling it mildly.  Don't you think that if children and staying in your home they should follow the rules of the house!  Well I do but Jenn didn't.  She left them get away with murder and now our house is literally a mess.  You cannot believe how many nail and screw holes there are in our walls that we have to fix.  It hit the fan early last week and we had a very big blowout.  Needless to say they have moved out except for some of their larger furniture and me and Jenn haven't spoken since.  She's told me to have "a nice life" so I'm taking from that that she's out of it.  That is for her to decide.  I've always said that the front door to our house is a revolving door because she's moved in and moved out so many times I've lost count.  Anyways that's what I've been dealing with and that's also why I've been sewing so many bags.  My sewing room had become my only place of solace.  I purchased a new pattern from 123 the other day...it's the new Nora Corbett one called Gigi.....one of the Bewitching Pixies.  I just thought were darling so I'm anxious to start it.  Now I know most of you remember last year when I sold off all my cross stitch supplies.....wanna guess why?  Because they were not paying any rent....no help on any of the monthly bills like electricity so I had to sell my cross stitch to pay bills.  Sad isn't it!  I had collected for years and years from working at LNS's around Orlando and now they are all gone.  But now I should be able to start again....I'll be able to sit in my stitching chair....with Ms Vallie of course....and stitch again.  I can't wait.  Well I've talked long enough and I just wanted to say again... love to all you ladies who put up with me and my way of blogging.

Have a Blessed Day!  
Barbara

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Found something disturbing

I'm sure I'm like millions of others who love to look at Pinterest and get great ideas and some great recipes from around the world.  Today I was on there and came across a picture of one of my finished items.  I don't remember posting this picture to Pinterest but I did post it to my blog.  It was the Victoria Sampler Ort Bag that I had made for Rhonda.  I clicked on the picture and this is where it took me....

http://www.pinterest.com/source/44mamawsfinishedcrossstitchitems.blogspot.com/''

Now you could of knocked me over with a slight nudge when I saw this.  I don't know how to back track it to the original person who set this page up but I'd sure like to know where it came from.  I now know how a designer feels about copying patterns.  In a sense, you feel violated.  Let me know what you think about this....I'm just curious.

Blessings, Barbara

P.S. DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR MY GIVEAWAY ON THE PREVIOUS POST.  ALSO I'VE ADDED SOME OF THE SMALL MINI BAGS TO MY STORE.....THE WINNER OF THE GIVEAWAY CAN ALSO PICK FROM THEM.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

It's time for a giveaway.....

I've been thinking of a small bag which could hold a small knitting or crocheting project......or even your threads and scissors for cross stitch.  I think this one fits the bill for all 3 kinds of needlework.  


Two of them I have embroidered "Keep calm and carry yarn" but the third one is blank.  If you would like to win one of these cute little bags, just post a reply to this post only and tell me which bag you would like.  After the winner is chosen, the other two will go into my store.
The bags are fully lined and two of them are made from prequilted fabric and the other one from cotton quilting fabric.  They are all the same size - 6 inches tall and 10 inches across the top.  They all have a flat bottom so they stand up nicely.
Good luck!

Blessings, Barbara

P.S.  I guess I should tell you that Vallie will pick a name this coming saturday for the winner.