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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

And the WINNER is ....

come in NUMBER 2 - okay so you aren't on a rowing boat or a pedalo!  But you might have been on one.


Now how lucky was that for me!?!  I didn't have to count down to a huge number now did I?  Nope it was lucky old (ok not so old) number 2 who is KathyA.  So if you would please email me your full name and address it would really be my pleasure to send you your win. 

Ok now on to something else.  I was checking to see if Lisa had made a new posting to share who her winner is, but alas she hasn't.  But on the other hand have you been to her website?  Oh my goodness if you haven't you just have to!  


She makes and sells these wonderful bookmarks



Plus she has made this wonderful doll which is a pattern by Jill Maas and her name is Gertrude



And I have to make her.  I have fallen in love.  


Oh yeah and I have started quilting too and doll making.  So my stitching time will be reduced due to everything else I'm doing.   But I do have some stitching stuff to share with you as soon as I can take some photos (I'm just a lazy cow is all)!



So until next time ...

Lots of Love

Patti xxx

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

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

BLOGAVERSARY GIVEAWAY

Hi Guys

This is going to be the mother of all giveaways, at least I hope you all think it is! It's my 3rd year Blogaversary! So here goes:

Tokens & Trifles Britannia
Tokens & Trifles Filigree
Tokens & Trifles Eyelet Heart
Tokens & Trifles Petals
Abbey Lane Designs - Hearts for all Seasons - Spring
Sisters and Best Friends - Have A Cow which includes the sweetest little bag
Travellers Tales - Negev Bedoui Panel Scissor Case (complete kit)
A Needle & Fred - Striped Heart including a little stand
A Needle & Fred - Three Stockings
A Needle & Fred - Buzzy Bee
Carriage House Samplings - Cats
Carriage House Samplings - Tavern Signs Too
Carriage House Samplings - Deer
Carriage House Samplings - Elephant
Carriage House Samplings - Farm
Heart in Hand - Pocket Sampler Baby
Shepherds Bush Stocking - Sheree
Birds of a Feather - Pray for Peace (OOP)
Blackbird Designs - New Love
Full Circle Designs - Bruce & Friends
Full Circle Designs - Pair of Pears
4 Metres of
CREAM COTTON KNITTED LACE 15MM wide
Fat Half of 32ct Zweigart Carnation Pink Belfast Linen
9" x 13" piece of Silkweaver Solo Blue Hand-Dyed 28ct Cashel Linen
Small(ish) piece of light pink/brown piece of Linen - it looks like 36ct but don't keep me to that one because I am just not sure

There are pictures for all the charts/kits and all you have to do is click on them.

Silly me I forgot to put down when it ends. My Blogaversary is next Monday so shall we give it a week and it will end on the 29th of September (or September 29, 2009).


It's not a requisite but I would like it if you could put a link from your blog (if you have one) to my giveaway so if you save the above photo (this is NOT part of the giveaway sorry - it is my favorite thing I have stitched) and put a link from this post to the photo that would be great.

Good luck to everyone who enters and thanks for stopping by my blog.

So until next time ...

Lots of Love

Patti xxx

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

P.S. Hmph ... if you don't have a blog don't worry about it you can still join in. Just leave a comment anyway but please leave me your email address. Thanks a lot.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

L'Shana Tova or Happy New Year

I know I know tomorrow will be September 18, 2009 and NOT January 1, 2010 ...... but in the Jewish Calendar is will actually go from being year 5769 to 5770 when dusk sets in wherever in the word you are. So to everyone who is Jewish (including me of course but I can't wish myself a Happy New Year) so I am wishing to everybody else L'Shana Tova.

L'Shana Tova is the greeting which we give on Rosh Hashana and unlike the rest of our holidays this actually isn't actually based strictly on food. It is one of three of the main holy days of the year and is the first one of the Jewish Year. You are supposed to have fish head (I couldn't possibly) and apples and honey (this I can do).

So I am cooking already. We are having 11 people for dinner tomorrow night. My sister Linda and brother-in-law Tony (or Antonious as has been his nickname for years and years),their daughter Beth, son-in-law Dean and baby son JJ, my other niece Nicola her husband Dom and their son Alfie, our daughter Stacy, and son James and our daughter-in-law Danielle and our grandson Oliver.

So what is for dinner you ask? Okay I am making and we will be eating
Chicken Soup (and right now that is all I can smell as it is cooking but unlike the recipe I have given you I start it off on the hob and skim all the yucky stuff off first and then add the vegetables and cook it in the oven for hours at 150 degrees Celsius)
Chopped Liver (exactly how I make it) & Egg Mayonnaise (not together silly - I know Chopped Liver sounds awful but it is really very good if I do say so myself - it's a bit like rough Liver Pate I suppose)
Peach Chicken (I couldn't make the usual apricot chicken because we couldn't get the apricots in light syrup that I needed for it), Roast Potatoes & Vegetables
Lockshen Pudding (really really good trust me), Parev (means not made with any milk products so can be eaten with either a Milky Meal or a Meaty Meal) Ice Cream (and it is really good ice cream) and a Fruit Platter
Finished off by Black Coffee or Lemon tea (if I can be bothered that is because by then I am usually zonked)

So HAPPY NEW YEAR and Well over the Fast (which is next week). Who says our holidays aren't all about eating? They really are. Every single one of them

I will be back soon(ish) and show you loads of pictures I promise.

So until next time ...

Lots of Love

Patti xxx

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

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P.S. A HUGE thank you to everybody who helped with my problem but didn't need any help after all as Sarah had been on holiday (vacation) and had not received my email. Sarah if you are reading this please check in your Spam folder as I have sent you another email.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

I NEED help please


This is the giveaway
Sunflower
by
Lauren Sauer
(IT'S A KIT - NOT MADE)

Okay what should I do??? I posted around 11 days ago who had won my giveaway and I emailed the winner at the same time but so far I have heard nothing from her. So please tell me what to by your choice:

1. Leave it for another week.
Or
2. Redraw it again

Please let me know what you think as I just don't know what to do.

So until next time ...

Lots of Love

Patti xxx

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

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Monday, September 07, 2009

This is the saddest posting


I have ever done. I had no idea until I went on the Legacy BB that Miss Jeanie (or JeanieB) passed away last Saturday. Apparently she had an operation to improve blood flow to her legs that obviously went horribly wrong. I am so sad because she was a really lovely friend and so giving and thoughtful of everybody.

I swear she didn't have a single bad bone in her entire body. Please rest in peace Jeanie my friend and know that you shall be truly missed.

So until next time ...

Lots of Love

Patti xxx

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

Friday, September 04, 2009

And the WINNER is......

.... according to Random Generator number 37

who is

SARAH LINDFIELD because I just counted down the list and that is the name I came up with and CONGRATULATIONS and I do hope you enjoy this kit and all I need now please is your address because I hope I know your name as it is the heading of your blog.

Once again congratulations and thank you all for your lovely comments on my gorgeous grandson and no I am not prejudiced at all.

So until next time ...

Lots of Love

Patti xxx

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

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

No photo today but I am so happy I had to share

Sorry about the no photos. I have been offline for around 2 weeks but something good has happened and I just had to share.

As you all know I was conned out of my Mac at the end of April and because I couldn't afford to replace it with another Mac I had to replace it with a Samsung NC10 which wasn't the end of the world because it was a computer but it was a Windows computer and I don't like Windows.

Well on Sunday we were invited over to friends to say goodbye to their son who is emigrating to Israel. Anyway because of Mr. Early (him upstairs) we were early and as I walked in Marcus (now to be known as Moshe because he is going to be a Rabbi) was on his Mac and he was saying out loud, as you do, how much he hated his computer and I said I hated mine too - well not hated but just didn't like it and to be quick about this we swapped and I now have a MacBook and I am so happy.

The baby is so gorgeous and I shall be seeing him again on Thursday, couldn't tomorrow because the girls I stitch with are coming over for lunch and I shall post photos of what they have done, or are doing, if nothing else.


I will post some photos in the next few days but in the meantime I will leave you with a photo of our other two grandchildren Sammy and Lily. Sammy is 9 and Lily is 6. Sammy is very grown up and Lily is still very funny.

Finally, last week they came over and when we were going out Lily looked at this heart I wear around my neck which I have always promised her she can have when she gets married. So she looked again and I repeated that she would have it on the day she got married and she looked at me very earnestly and said "but Grandma you might be dead by the time I get married!" I know I shouldn't have but I laughed and assured her that if that happened she needn't worry because it would still be hers. Just as well she didn't want my engagement ring or anything else!

So until next time ...

Lots of Love

Patti xxx

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

P.S. Don't forget my giveaway which ends on Thursday at sometime or other.

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