Thursday, December 31, 2009


 From me and mine to you and yours I want to wish everybody that comes to blog a very very Happy, Healthy & Prosperous New Year.  May 2010 be YOUR year because it sure is going to be mine.  I deem this next year (and Deb says I'm the Queen so what I say must hold some weight somewhere) will be CRAP FREE for everybody!

Thank you so much for all the comments your left me during 2009 and the well wishes on the birth of our new Grandson Oliver who is just adorable as are our other two grandchildren Sammy and Lily of course.  

So until next time ...

Lots of Love

Patti xxx

P.S. My New Year's resolution last year was to post on here once a week.  Well I have bettered that because I have posted on here 77 times this year.  

My New Year's resolution for 2010 is to post on here as regularly and not to sign up for so many exchanges and to finish at least half of ATS and half of HOHRH so what I am going to do is be stricter and have a schedule - yeah like that would work NOT!

Friday, December 18, 2009

And the Winner is ....

Firstly there are so many nice things you guys said on my little blog that I would like to thank you all profusely, and at the same time welcome everyone is new.  I have looked at practically everyone's blog and if I haven't yet I will.

HOWEVER without further ado the WINNER of Mary Little is .....


  1. Julia
  2. Catherine
  3. Irina
  4. Pipilotta
  5. Sherri
  6. Miss 376
  7. Lisa
  8. Edit
  9. Enza
  10. Pam1228
These were how the first ten names came out but there were 62 entered because Deb didn't want to be entered as she had just made Mary Little for herself and one person forgot to send me an extra commet, but it all came out in the wash just fine.  I always use Random.Org which is a great list randomizer and all you have to do is type in the names and it does the rest for you and that is what I like - easy! 

Say goodnite Grace!  Goodnite Gracie.

So for now it's goodbye from me and goodbye from him (in the words of the Two Ronnies from the U.K.) 

Lots of Love

Patti xxx

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

Friday, December 11, 2009

My Giveaway to you guys

Thank you all so very  much for looking at my blog and commenting on things I make and things I show that others make.

So here is the present giveaway.  You can see it right here.  I know I have stitched and given this away before but this time I have made it as it was meant to be made and I hope you love it as much as I do.  So without further ado here she is:

As you can see it is Mary Little again but this time she has been stitched n 40ct Linen over two with mostly the called for colours.  She is so little and lovely and the linen she has been stitched on is just gorgeous.  It is French and was a pleasure to work on.

Here is the back of the little pinkeep

You can, of course, click on the images above to see everything much more closely.

This giveaway will be open until the 18th of December 2009.  Now all you have to do to enter for this giveaway is:

1.  Leave a comment on this blog for one entry
2.  For 2 entries please copy and paste one of the photos above and either leave details of this giveaway on the side of your blog or as an entry in your blog with the details of this giveaway and a link back to this post.
3.  If you do post on your blog that I am having this giveaway then please leave me another comment on this blog so I know you have done so.
4.  You do not have to have a blog to enter but if you do not have a blog please leave me an email addres so that if you do win I can let you know.

Good luck to everyone. 

So until next time ..

Lots of Love

Patti xxx

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

Saturday, December 05, 2009

The Diet + A Scrumptious Photo fron Fran├žoise

Hi again it's meeeeeeeeee

Right do you all remember before when I posted gorgoeus photos of stitching from my friend Francoise who, unfortunately, does not have a blog.  Well guess what??? I have another one.

Francoise it just THE most amazing stitcher and finisher.    These are from the Joyeux Noel book which was prouded by Blackbird Designs and Niky Farrauto.  Now as you know from the past Francoise's stitiching and finishins is always to die for, okay not literally but you know what I mean, and these are no different.  So come on Francoise don't make me beg for your photos please.  If you send me some when you have stitched and finished whatever you are working on I will always put them on my blog for you.

Next on the agenda of this post is about THE diet.  The diet is called The Cambridge Diet and if you have read my blog over the past three years you will see that I have done it before, unsuccessfully.

But I am determined NOT this time.  Why not this time?  Because this time I decided to eat food with it too.  Nothing fattening you understand because it is a VLCD (Very Low Calorie Diet) but it is also a very low carbohydrate diet.  So I went out and bought myself a little Carb Counter Book and a Low Carb CookBook too.

What you are supposed to do is have three packs, bars or pre-made drinks (ideally one of each) total food replacement packs a day and drink between 2 and 4 litres of water a day.

What I have been doing is have two TFR's a day plus a meal.  That's not what they recommend but hey if I'm eating food then I do not need three TRS's a day I reckon.  

Weight Watchers and Slimming World just don't work for me because on these diets you really have to exercise as well to lose the weight.  And exercise is just something I cannot do (remember I have MS), even though I have tried.  I have also tried these diets on numerous occasions and I am lucky to lose a half a pound a week and that's not good enough because I need to lose it now and not over two or three years.  

So I will keep you all posted as to my progress.  From doing this in the past I can tell you that it slows down considerably and the last time I did this the second week, and subsequent weeks, I think I lost around 3lbs a week which, for me, is incredible.

Say Goodnite Gracie.  Goodnite Gracie!!!

So until next time ...

Lots of Love

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


Friday, December 04, 2009

No photos but just a post

I had forgotten how much I love movies.  I participated in a Market Research this week and the company I was doing it for turned out to be Robert Murdoch's BSkyB.  Now we have belonged to Sky since it first started I guess in 1989 or thereabouts but trying to cut back and save money I cancelled the movie channels about a year ago.  

Well this week there were three movies I wanted to see so I thought to heck with it I'm going to join again.  So today I watched The Women which turned out to be a real feel good movie and I loved it.  Even DH sat down and watched it with me.  It was a remark of the 1933 movie (don't ask me which one) and starred Meg Ryan and even had a guest appearance by Bette Midler which I loved because I love her.  This movie was about a group of 4 girlfriends and I thought it was going to be a non-musical rehash of 'The First Wives Club' but it wasn't.  It was just a real feel good factor movie so if you haven't seen it yet get it somehow because it is so worth it.

The movie before also starred Bette Midler and her being in it was the only reason I taped it (not really taped cause we don't have a VCR anymore I saved it on the Sky+ box which has a hard drive) and it was called 'Then She Found Me' and was nothing  I thought I would be and I LOVED it.  Really LOVED it.  It also starred, and was directed by, Helen Hunt and was a great movie, but more so if you are Jewish, because it is a very Jewish movie and I didn't even know this until it started and I heard the music and thought hey - I know this music.  Okay I know loads of music but this music I really knew.  But if you are a Bette Midler fan it is a great movie despite the Jewish bit.

The third movie is being recorded as I type and is called 'Body of Lies' which I haven't seen yet but really wanted to.  So I have had a film fest today and tomorrow, well tomorrow I shall just watch this movie.

Also I spoke to my sister-in-law in the States and my brother isn't doing well.  He won't eat and is sleeping a lot.  All his bloodwork came back just fine.  So we don't know what's up.  Hopefully, please g-d, nothing.

Oh yeah and I almost forgot.  I am on a diet which is really working and I lost 9lbs this week!  Yeah me who doesn't move a lot!

So until next time ...

Lots of Love

Patti xxx

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