Friday, May 4, 2012

Wow, 100 followers!

I just noticed I now have 100 followers!

In celebration, I'm going to have a giveaway. :) It's also in celebration of my birthday which is coming up later this month - and since I'm turning 40, I WON'T be celebrating, so everyone else can instead. lol

There will be three prize packs:

First prize (first name drawn) will receive a package with one of each of my current published designs (including a copy of Just Cross Stitch containing Tulip).

Second Prize (second name drawn) will receive a package with five of my designs (your choice).

Third Prize (third name drawn) will receive a package with 2 of my designs (your choice).

To enter, you need to be a follower of my blog (new followers are welcome to enter) and post a comment below.

I will be drawing the winners on Sunday, May 13th at noon EST. :)

Good luck, everyone!

In other news... the weather here has turned hot and humid suddenly. We've gone from early spring weather (cool and damp) to mid summer weather (hot and damp) overnight. Where did spring go??

In the interest of sharing everything between us, my beloved Jon has shared with me his awful cold. I had been keeping it at bay for two weeks and thought I had successfully avoided it, even last night I felt alright, apart from a bit of a chill. Today I feel like a mass of phlegm has invaded and I ache from head to toe. UGH. Hopefully with all this healthy eating it'll pass quickly!

On the diet front, I haven't weighed myself lately - I really must pick up a scale - so I'm not sure how it's going. My clothes feel looser, so that's a good sign!

In stitching news... I've been trying to overcome the loss of mojo. I started a birth sampler for a friend's newborn little girl. I converted Hearts Entwined into a birth announcement, and am stitching it in a softer palette (pale pink, green and white AVAS) on 36ct Flax. It's sort of coming. I've got the top band done and the top border. If I feel up to it I might try to stitch some later today. Still waiting on some colours to be sorted out for some new designs so I can get some more models underway. Other than that it's been pretty stagnant on the stitching front. The desire is there the will isn't. Hopefully this passes quickly too!

Have a great weekend everyone. :)


  1. Ooh - I'm first. Cool! Happy 100 followers and Happy 40th! I am turning 50 this year, so 40 sounds pretty good to me. Hope your cold vanishes as quickly as the spring weather did. Love your designs and am always glad to see new ones!

  2. Congratulations on reaching 100 followers.

    Happy birthday too!

    Please include me in your drawing. (I'm one of those original 100 followers.)


  3. Wow! I'm game! Sounds wonderful. :)

    Happy 40th! That sounds good to me too.

  4. LOL, I thought I was a follower, but it was only in my reader, I am official now :-) Congrats on 100...and, honestly, 40 wasn't bad!! Thanks for the opportunity, love your designs!

  5. Congrats on reaching 100 followers! What a nice giveaway, I would love to be entered! :)
    That is great you got your stitching mojo back.. looking forward to seeing your WIP! Have a great weekend :)

  6. Congratulations on reaching 100 followers it's a great feeling isn't it. I'd love to be entered in your giveaway :-)

  7. I just blogged about a birth sampler too! I hope you feel better soon. Thanks for the opportunity to be entered in your giveaway!

  8. I would love to be entered into your drawing! I love your designs! Thanks for such a great giveaway!

  9. Congratulations and Happy Birthday! I am also turning 40 this month. Woo Hoo!!

    Hope you find your mojo soon, and then send some to me as I have lost mine. I haven't stitched in 3 weeks. Going to this weekend though as it is my SAL weekend with a fellow stitcher.

  10. 40 is a wonderful age, Nicole. Revel in it and don't look back! Thank you for all you share with us here. I've learned so much about linen and threads!

  11. Happy 40th!

    My daughter turned 30 on 4 May. Her birth marked the beginning of my counted cross stitching when I wanted to mark the occasion with a sampler.

    At the time I'd never have guessed this stitching would become a life long hobby.

    I got "In My Mother's Garden II" this week and expect to stitch a variation of it for me this summer. For as much as I like to stitch, gardening is in my genes!

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  13. Happy 40th...just remember that it is only a number.

    I was so pleased to see your patterns finally arrived at my local cross stitch shop, here in Moncton, New Brunswick.

    Patiently waiting to see more from you...

    Best Wishes, again.

  14. HI there! Im new here and love your work! Can't wait to look around more and get to know you.

    Take care

  15. What a nice offer! Please include me in the drawing adn congrats on your 100 followers. My email (if I win LOL) is in my Blogger profile.

  16. Happy 40th and congrats on the 100 followers! At least it isn't the other way round LOL.

    This is a lovely giveaway, please include me too.

  17. I'd love to enter and as a rather haphazard blogger myself congrats on 100 followers, I think i've been a follower for a while now. Oh, and happy birthday! :-)

  18. I hope I made it in time to get in on your lovely design giveaways! Congrats on the 100 followers - on Facebook I see you are up to 124! Hope you are feeling better and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!