Thursday, June 3, 2010

Mehitable Wright and the Peacocks of Doom and a blogger-versary

Well guess what, it's my one year blogger-versary already. To tell you the truth I have been going back and forth trying to decide if I should post about a giveaway, or announce that I was taking a blogging vacation--some stuff going on here and health concerns (nothing life-threatening, just stuff that I would rather not deal with) have made it difficult to blog in a sufficiently upbeat manner. After several days of wallowing in self-pity I realized that there are lots of other folks worse off than I am, so....a blogaversary it is! If I am occassionally bitchy and blog without lots of lols and : ) : ) I am sure you all can cope ; )

I recently was fortunate enough to find a lovely and rather large grab bag of linen and evenweave pieces, and have been stitching smalls like crazy, Mehitable Wright's Redwork Sampler (featuring the Peacocks of Doom which are of Doom b/c I ran out of the red CC floss I was using...I thought they looked good in black anyway) by Pineberry Lane being one of these. For the giveaway there will be three names drawn, with each receiving one of my recently -stitched smalls (Mehitable will be among them) finished in some manner...a stitchy box top, or pin pillow, or pinkeep...I will take the preferences of the winners into consideration..;and an assortment of charts and other goodies, again tailored to the likes of the winners to the extent possible. Not sure what will go into each package but hopefully you will dig it. The giveaway is for my followers this time (you are of course welcome to become a follower if you are not already); just leave a comment on this post. I will draw on June 22 which is also my ??? wedding anniversary (I could do some math and give you an exact number but I am too eldest is going to be 13 this fall so let's say it's at least 14 years, k? though I have a feeling that it's more..seems like 100 some days...)

For those of you who are still awake, I have some exchanges to show as well. This lovely is from the BBD exchange from Lisa V in Australia, and is of course Bluebird (I love this design, which I stitched for Elisabeth, and was thrilled to receive one of my own) done on a lovely pink linen and finished as a pinkeep.

The second is from the Please Pass the Biscornu exchange from Mayte--done with Dragon Floss on willow green linen with bugle beads and crystals and just beautifully finished. Thank you Mayte!

That's all for now folks. Thank you, by the way, for all the lovely comments on my finishes in the previous post! You all are very kind. Until next time...


Cindy's Stitching said...

Happy Blogversary. You have finished some wonderful pieces. Please put me in for the giveaway.

Jennifer said...

Happy Blogoversary to you! I would love to join in on your fun!!!

I hope that you came by to join my party too since my Blogoversary was yesterday....(

As for an occasional "bitch", I love it when bloggers keep it real. After all, it's "Progress.....not perfection!"

Have a great day! Happy Stitching!

C in DC said...

Happy Blogoversary and Happy Anniversary!

Please enter me in the giveaway.

Deborah said...

Happy Blogoversary and also Happy Anniversary!!

Yes, I am one to always say there are those who worse when we are feeling pretty "nasty" our selves!!
However, pain and discomfort are still pain and discomfort and troubles shared are most of the time at least a bit more bearable. So, you just feel free to bitch, moan, groan or any thing that might give you some relief from the daily crap we all go through!!
(Am I not showing my daintiest and most perfect words today!!)

I would love to be part of your festivities, as well as being ready to listen any time things get "nasty" for you!!

Party On!!

Love and Hugs!!

Kathy said...

Happy Happy Blogaversary to you! (And a very happy Anniversary coming up)
Your peacock of Doom. I like that. :) And love the design.

By the way, it is your blog and you can write what you choose. Sometimes upbeat is hard. Share your troubles and let us share them with you. I have found that the blog world is full of generous caring people. Especially us stitchers. :) So I for one an glad you are staying.
Keep stitching.

Kathy said...

PS. I thought I was already a follower. I wasn't but am now. :) Please include me in your wonderful giveaway.

valerie said...

Happy Blogiversary! Congrats on one year of blogging. I can understand all the personal stuff getting you down and not wanting to blog. I'm in the same boat but my issues are all relationship related.

I would love to be entered in your giveaway! I love that peacock of doom pattern...what a name! lol

Margaret said...

Happy Blogiversary! And anniversary too! I thought I was a follower already, but I'm one now! You're so sweet to have a giveaway! Love those exchanges you received too!

socialsue said...

Happy Blogiversary! Any anniversary too. Wow! Lovely give-away, and I would be thrilled to have my name in the draw.

Lovely exchanges....


Deb said...

Happy Blogversary to you! Doesn't a year go by fast.

Love your exchanges - I know that you loved receiving them.

And I'd love to be entered into your giveaway!

Kim R. said...

Congratulations on your Blogaversary!
Beautiful finishes :) I'd love a chance to enter your wonderful giveaway, Thank you!
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

Ranae said...

Happy 1st Blogoversary!!! you had a great stitchy year.
I haven't forgot about you, I sill owe you a package. I just need to do the stitchy part now.
Please enter me in your draw.
Very pretty exchange pieces

Catherine said...

Congratulations on your blogaversary!!!

I'd love to be entered in your draw!

Anonymous said...

Happy Blogversary I would love to join in your fun and I will follow your blog to learn how to make a great blog thanks Donna

Vicki in CO said...

Happy Blogoversary (is that really a word? Have to try looking it up in a dictionary sometime). Nevertheless, I'd love to be entered in your giveaway. I'm already a follower of your blog.

Happy upcoming Anniversary as well. This November will be 39 yrs for us! Yikes!!

Rene la Frog said...

I sure understand about health issues getting in the way of bloggin and feel free to rant if you need too.

I'd love to be included in your giveaway. Your stitching is beautiful and the winners will be very lucky to receive some of your wonderful work.

Cindy in MA said...

I would love to be entered in your
giveaway. I have been following your blog for a while now & always enjoy your posts.

Mayté said...

First of all... Happy blogversary!!!

Second, I'm very happy that you liked the biscornu I made for you.

Hope all the health problems you are dealing with blow away in no time :)

Ohh. Please, count me in for the giveaway.

Meari said...

BEAUTIFUL exchanges! I'd like to be included in your drawing. I follow you on Google Reader, does that count?

So sorry to hear you're experiencing health problems. I hope they can be resolved soon. ((hugs))

Barb said...

Happy Blogversary! I don't know what I would do without the stitching blogs. I live in an area where there is so little stitching. I even have to go fairly far to get materials. So I do follow several blogs ,yours included! They keep me going and give me lots of ideas! I'd love to be in the drawing.

Raven/Missy said...

Happy Blogoversary! I hope your health issues work out quickly!

I would love to be included in your drawing, thank you :)

Mel said...

Happy Blogversary and Wedding Anniversary!

That finish is very lovely. And your gifts are just beautiful too.

I would love to be included in your giveaway. Thanks!

Pumpkin said...

Happy Blogaversary!!!! Gee, I thought I was a follower...I guess I only had you in my Google Reader but now I'm a follower :o) I'd love to win something that you've stitched!

Those are some lovely exchanges that you received!

Btw, I think there are days when we all feel like we want to take a Blogging vacation. Just remember, your friends are out there if you need a shoulder to cry on or a computer screen to swear at ;o)

Conny said...

Happy blogversary and Happy Anniversary!!! Lovely exchangepieces you have received. Are you going to take part again on the BBD exchange? I hope to get a piece from you one day:)
I would like to be enter in your giveaway.

Carol said...

Hello! Just discovered your blog--you have some lovely things! Happy one year blogger-versary to you--it sure goes quickly, doesn't it? Happy wedding anniversary on the 22nd, too.

Thanks for the chance in your giveaway :)

pj said...

Great blog and wishing you another fun year ahead with more posts! I do not have a blog but do follow along when time permits. Happy Anniverary to you and please enter me into your giveaway and thanks for your kindness to us stitchers. pj from Iowa

Lauralee @ The Eclectic Stitcher said...

Happy Blogaversary & Anniversary! Would love to be entered in your giveaway.

It's nice to be able to just let loose on paper and vent!

BTW, love the way you finished A Bird In Hand!

Lyn said...

Happy Blog Anniversary! 'A Bird in Hand' looks great! I'd like to be entered in your giveaway.