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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

An Award


Thank you so much CindyMae

I have to admit that it is not usually my practice to accept an award just because I read a blog where the award has been given to everyone who does read the blog and regularly leaves comments. I don't know - just call me loopy (loopy = Britspeak for NUTS!).

However, in this case because CindyMae specifically wrote and told me to look on her blog of the 17th July (which I had read but not left a comment on - bad bad Patti) because there was something on it for me I re-read it and decided this time I would take the award because I really really liked it. Yes there are others I like but heck you have to give in once in a while.

By accepting this award, I have to tag 8 friends. Here they are:

1. CarolR who inspires me so much with her stitching and finishing and is a great friend
2. Pokua who is an amazing stitcher and finisher and just will not give me her address - I promise I won't stalk you
3. Angela - I love her blog and have been following it for a little while now.
4. Bertie - Bertie is new at blogging but not at stitching. Her stitching is just amazing.
5. FayeRaye - Gorgeous stitching and she just deserves this award.
6. Nina - Because her stitching, finishing and dying fabric and thread is second to none
7. Aviva - Her stitching is gorgeous and I love looking at her blog
8. Just Carol - because everything she stitches and finishes is always just perfect

I still feel like cr*p. Don't know why. This headache just won't go. It's like the old days when I had migraines but tg (that's thank g-d) I haven't had one of those in a very long time. I just seem to be coming down with one bug after another a PITA is what I am right now!

That's it really. I will blog again as soon as my head clears and I can take some photos because I am really sick of being ill (how is that for a pun?) and the sooner I am better I will be my old happy self again.

So until next time ...

Lots of Love

Patti xxx

Nobody can make you feel inferior without your permission - Eleanor Roosevelt

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Paypal + THE WINNER!!!!

I thought I might as well get the bad news over with first. I spoke to a Solicitor (Lawyer) and I have absolutely no recompense against eithe PayPal or Ebay because it was my responsibility to read the small print and I didn't. So no Apple Mac and No money. I am just going to have to save up for a new one which I shall as soon as we have been to the States to see my brother et al.

And now announcing the winner which was chosen via Random Org ...

There were 258 items in your list. Here they are in random order:

  1. TerriBoog
  2. Carol R
  3. Julie's Keepsakes
  4. 2nd Margaret
  5. Srinity
So TerriBoog you have won it all. Not the stuff in the photo - because that is mine but you will get something stitched and finished by me (now you know my finishing is not great - ok you don't know this yet but you will soon) and loads of goodies. I will mail it to you on Friday because I know that by then I will be feeling 100% better because I am feeling so much better today it just isn't true. The difference between yesterday and today is amazing. I almost forgot the really really GREAT thing about this kidney infection - I LOST 6.5lbs! YAYY! The only time I have lost this much weight in one week was when I was on my starvation diet aka The Cambridge Diet!

Congratulations Terri and I shall take photos of it all before I mail it to you but please let me know your full name and address asap and it shall be sent.

Last but by no means least thank you all for your really lovely comments. They were unbelievable and really made my heart sing with joy. I cannot tell you how much your comments mean to me.

So until next time ...

Lots of Love

Patti xxx

Nobody can make you feel inferior without your permission - Eleanor Roosevelt

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Saturday, July 11, 2009

It arrived

I entered an exchange from The Legacy Embroiders Guild which was a summer sweetbag exchange. And who was I to sew for you ask? Wait for it ... it was Deb! You remember Deb she is my finisher. Can you imagine having to stitch (well my stitching is good even if I say so myself) by as good as my stitching is that's how crappy my finishing is. So I stitched it and gave it to my friend Janet (no blog sorry but I do have more of her stithching and finishing to share with you later) who is a superb finisher to finish it, and yes I did pay her to do it because I couldn't possibly ask with offering to pay. And here it is and it has arrived and Deb loves it (at least she said she did) and the goodies I enclosed as well.


This first photo is the sweetbag.


This second photo is of the bag on the lining that Janet used (I had it and gave it to her) because we both thought it went so well. I really enjoyed stitching this and thank g-d I didn't have to make it up. I could hardly send it to Deb and ask her to make it up for me and then say hey ya know instead of sending it back to me just keep it because it's your exchange. Now could I? But Janet really did finish it beautifully.

This third one is the sweetbag with the extras I put in. I would have put in chocolate but it was way too hot here at the time to do that because it might have melted over everything. So I gave her some Kath Kidtson stationary, a small book of Cockney Rhyming Slang and a couple of pieces of fabric that I bought here in the U.K. and Australia so hopefully she doesn't already have them

I have been pretty unwell since Wednesday with a kidney infection and feel awful but I needed to post anohter posting to let you guys know that I am not giving my ornaments away in this giveaway of mine - I do hope that most of you understood this because it wouldn't have been a secret giveaway if you knew what it was now would you? Nope I knew that but just wanted to make sure that you all knew that.

The other thing was that I didn't explain awfully well, well I was feeling pretty grotty on Tuesday as well but not nearly as grotty as Wednesday and the rest of this week, is that you get:

1 chance for just entering
2 chances for entering and becoming a follower of my blog
4 chances for doing the above and putting a link from your blog to mine telling about my giveaway.

I do so hope that I have explained this so much better now even if I do have a temperature and feel really bad.

So until next time ...

Lots of Love

Patti xxx

Nobody can make you feel inferior without your permission - Eleanor Roosevelt

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Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Oh my word ...


Oh my word I have just seen that my stats say I have had just over 2,000 visitors so guess what? Yup you've guessed it. It's time for a SURPRISE giveaway. It will be BIG and I mean BIG giveaway enough to turn everyone green! This will be over on the 14th of July 2009 at, shall we say, midnight which gives you and everyone else at least 7 days to enter.

To be Entered once:
All you have to do to enter once is just leave me a comment on this blog, if you do not have a blog don't worry just email me after you have left your message here at pattimyself@me.com which will automatically give me your email address.

To be Entered twice: If you want to be entered twice then copy the photo at the top of this email and put it on your blog with details of this giveaway letting me know in your entry that you have left a link from your blog to mine. To do this for those that do not know:

1. Select www.tapestry-of-dreams.blogspot.com by using your mouse to highlight it and then press the CTRL key plus the Letter C at the same time which will copy it
2. Double click on the photo at the top of this post which will open a new window with only the photo in it
3. Single right click on the new photo and save it to your desktop
4. Click on Customize which is at the top right hand corner of your blog
5. Select Add a gadget and then Picture (this is about 6th down on the list of things you can do)
6. Add the photo from your desktop by holding down your Ctrl key plus the letter V at the same time which will let you paste in my blog address into where it says http://
7. It should be done but if you have any problems please just email me and I will help you

To be Entered FOUR times: If you want to be entered 4 times then please just join my Followers and if you are already a Follower of mine then please leave a note on you entry that you are already a follower.

Good luck to everyone who enters and may the best man or woman win.

So until next time ...

Lots of Love

Patti xxx

Nobody can make you feel inferior without your permission - Eleanor Roosevelt

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

And the winner is ...................

I know I'm late but we went out unexpectedly this evening and the winner is according to Random.Org List Randomizer thingy ::::::::::drumroll::::::::::: (or something)

for my very very little Mary Little ............



is .............



::::::::::::::::drumroll again:::::::::::::::: (because I can)

Irene

So Irene if you would please email me asap (that's as soon as possible) your full name and address I will be mailing Mary Little to you as soon as humanly possible. Congratulations.

Oh by the way here is the incomplete list:

There were 38 items in your list. Here they are in random order:

  1. Irene
  2. Valerie
  3. Irene
  4. Jan
  5. Kathy

Timestamp: 2009-07-01 22:00:39 UTC

I didn't want to bore you interminably so I cut the list down.

So until next time ...

Lots of Love

Patti xxx

Nobody can make you feel inferior without your permission - Eleanor Roosevelt