Saturday, June 18, 2011

Bad blogger & the high tea blogaversary giveaway

That would be me, the world's worst--or at least the laziest--blogger. I have passed my second year of blogging and only 65 or so posts in all that time...those of you that post daily or weekly, I don't know how you do it. I have neither the time nor, in fact, the material for a daily post!

I haven't been doing a lot of stitching recently as I've been in a bit of a funk lately over DD's graduation--you know, kids growing up so fast, the passage of time and all that. Those of you who have already been through your childrens' high school and college graduations, marriages, etc., please don't roll your eyes at me too much, I know it's just an 8th grade graduation. But I walked into the house the other day and saw her on the computer (her usual place) and had the thought that in a few short years she'll be gone.. I'll come home and that chair will be empty.
*sign* rotten kids. They make me feel really old. (She's in the middle in this picture btw, with her arm around her little brother who looks like he's ready to leg it.)

Anyhoo. On to the stitching, what little of it there has been :) This guy I started around Christmas las
t year but just recently finished for one of my DS's teachers, from the JCS 2010 Christmas ornie issue. For some reason the frogs loved this one, but it did get finished before the end of the school year.

Next is My Needle's Work from Little House Needleworks. I had been searching for this chart for a while and came across it at my
LNS quite by accident one day. So much for my resolution to limit my stash purchases this year! It's done on a grey-ish evenweave with the recommended overdyed floss, sans border of course. Don't know yet how it will be finished.

Well. I had other things to show but I had better
get to the giveaway since Blogger is being a poo right now and telling me it may or may not let me save this post :( A while
ago I went nuts over the Impie, Hattie and Bea kits and purchased
the tea cozy and Tea Room Chart from Little House. This has been sitting in my bin for a year or more and I belatedly realized I am never going to stitch it. So the giveaway will include the chart, floss, cozy, some tea-related items and perhaps something made by me. Just comment on this post, no other hoops to jump through. I will draw a winner on June 30. Good luck and thanks for visiting!


cross stitch kits said...

beautiful work well done on your finishes. I know exactly what mean by about the stash purchases ;-)

Nancy said...

Cute finishes! Needlework would make a lovely standup...she is so cute!

Kimberly R. said...

Love your beautiful finishes!
I'd love to enter your wonderful giveaway - Thanks :)

Jennifer said...

Happy Blogaversary! Love your finishes.

Margaret said...

I so know how you're.feeling about your DD. My youngest will be a senior in hs next year so it's even worse for me. I'm so not ready for this. Sigh.

Lovely stitching! Thanks also for the giveaway!

Mouse said...

heheh I am not rolling eyes at you even though been there seen that and have almost got an empty nest I've done the needle worker with out the border too and made her into a cushion ....I've just finished the tea room too but that isn't made up yet :)
hope you find more time soon :) love mouse xxx

Catherine said...

What a great pics of the kiddos!

Your stitches look wonderful - the monkey is so cute!

Congrats on two years - here's to many more! Thanks for the chance at your giveaway!

Gabi said...

These kids grow way too fast up indeed. Your daughter is a lovely young lady. And your son is looking good too. :)
Love your finishes.

Sari said...

Sometimes life brings us things that we don't expect and we have to put things into the priority order. I haven't blogged last weeks so eagerly either but slow by slow things will go on.
I'd like to take part in your giveaway, especially since I'm a tealover :)!!!!!

mdgtjulie said...

Congrats to your dd on her graduation. It's a big deal!! And to you, for helping her make it this far. Love your ornie finish. It's cute!! Please don't put my name in for the giveaway though. It's not my style!!

Carissa said...

No eye-rolling from me! It's been nearly 7 years since my DD graduated from 8th grade and 2 since she graduated HS and it still makes me sad. Next year my firsborn DS will graduate 8th grade and then I have two more yet to follow. It's a beautiful thing to be a Mom, but it's such a hard thing too.

I'd love to be entered in your giveaway as I've drooled over those Impie, Hattie & Bea LHN kits since they came out AND I'm an avid tea drinker - I use a real teapot and all!

Ellen said...

Love your finishes! I love stash, always on the lookout for new things!
Love a chance to win the tea cosy and LHN's chart, thank you.


Maureen said...

You are definitely not a bad or lazy blogger, if you were I would definitely be badder and lazier than you lol... I just blog whenever i feel like it and that usually ends up about once a month , just remember it is not a competition but a hobby!

Cute picture of your kids, i know how you feel at how they just grow up so fast.

Lisa V said...

Hi Marjorie, love the little sock monkey ornie you finished, what a cutie!
I would love to enter your giveaway, the chance to win the chart and Impie, Hattie & Bea cosy is too good to pass up, plus you are throwing in extra too! WOW.

Pumpkin said...

Your DD is beautiful! I don't have children so I have no idea what it feels like. Just feel proud that you raised them right :o)

Congrats on your wonderful finishes!

I would love to have my name entered in your giveaway. This is one pattern I don't have. LOL!

Thanks Marjorie!

Elaine said...

Beautiful finishes!
Please enter me in your lovely give-away.

Vicky L said...

Your finishes are so lovely. Time goes by so fast.
Please enter me in your giveaway.

Donna's Stitching said...

I love your finishes please enter me I love Little house Needleworks and do not have this pattern thanks DOnna

Denise said...

I so understand how the years fly when children are in school. I have 3 children of my own and the oldest will be in 4th grade this year. I don't know where the years go to. I love cross stitching. After I send the children to bed at night I try to work on some of my cross stitching. I also have started a blog just a week ago and love it. I hope to get to the same place you are at some day with 2 years of blogging. I enjoy seeing other peoples work. Looks like you keep yourself busy with it.

Nana Crystal said...

Oh my! I would absolutely love, love, LOVE to win this!!!! Pretty please? With sugar and chocolate and strawberries on top?

Nana Crystal

Debbie Jo said...

Amazing how fast that children grow up! Your daughter is beautiful and son is very handsome! Love LNH charts and just love tea related items! Congrats on 2 yrs of blogging.

tangerinedream73 said...

Just started reading your blog. Lovely work! Please add my name to the drawn. Thanks!


Jo said...

Lovely stitching, the My Needles Work is so apt at the minute for my life! Kid's are growing up fast, my DS1 is starting Yr 3 in Sept and it doesn't seem like 2 minutes ago since he first started school and DS2 goes into Yr 1...time sure passes fast now.

Katrien said...

lovely finishes. Yes, those kids do grow up fast

And This Little Pig said...

Great finishes, and we all have times were real life catches us no matter how fast we run. Lovely giveaway.
LiBBiE in Oz

Deborah said...

Your making fantastic progress. Keep those needles smoking!!
I would love to enter your "Giveaway". Thanks so much for doing this.
Love and Hugs!!

Kathy said...

Your sock monkey finish is just adorable. And I love the LHN piece. I have it somewhere in my stash mountain. :)

Don't include me in the giveaway. I have already stitched this one. :)

I hope you have a wonderful 4th!