Sunday, October 24, 2010

Giveaway update!

Hi Everyone!

I'm so sorry I'm late posting this, and not everything will be here that I wanted to post...but I'll give a little update now and a little more later.

First, I want to thank everyone who had a hand in making my birthday so special! I don't know if I told you but DH had planned to take me away for the weekend before my birthday. We spent three days down at the National Harbor in Washington DC. I knew we had plans to see Cirque du Soliel, Ovo! It was fantastic by the way!! It couldn't have been a better plan, as we were able to run out for a little while to see something, come back to the room to rest, then run out to see something else. We were able to visit the new Madame Tussaud wax museum in DC (it's been there a little while but was new to us!) and have a few pictures taken with our favorite stars. My guys make everything so much fun! Here's a picture of me and Johnny......Look Depp into my eyes! LOL

The next surprise was that DH had actually TOLD people which birthday this was...and so many folks went out of their way to send cards and gifts and even my stitching buddies threw a surprise birthday party!! I will have more pictures of the party later, because I didn't bring my camera to a "stitch day" with my buddies, who would have thought? I was literally showered with cards, a lot of them homemade, and some of them so outright funny I was in stitches reading them!! It took me over 45 minutes to open all the cards that were sent. How can I thank you? I really was overwhelmed by your good thoughts and best wishes.

About the giveaway update...anyone who has already entered in the previous post will also be entered for this giveaway too. Some stitching buddies donated this limited edition kit from Little House Needleworks "Where There is Life" to be offered as a giveaway. The words say "Where There is Life, There is Hope". All the proceeds from this kit were donated to breast cancer education and awareness programs. Thank you Sonya and Debbie! These ladies have been there with me on my journey from the beginning, and unless you've been in the same position you cannot understand how much a support system means. Sonya takes me to support group meetings and encourages me in ways she'll never really know. Even though they live near me and I see them face to face when I can, they still send cards of support and give me hugs when they see me. I don't say it often enough, but I love you guys!! You'll never know how much your friendship means to me. (sorry for the sappy post...LOL) Anyway, this is the kit, and you can still enter to win this, even though the drawing is only a few days away now.

I have a few finishes to show you. I was able to get some stitching in while away on my weekend, and the days since. Even though this new medication is easier to tolerate, I find myself getting tired very easily, and so I sit and stitch. It's been hard to do much else lately. I haven't made phone calls, or written any letters, I am just too tired. That's also why you haven't seen me post much. I'm sure I'll get back into the swing of things soon. I guess I just needed a rest. Anyway....

I finished my violet sampler. I must say this was such a "fun" stitch. I thoroughly enjoyed it (thanks again Pat!!) and will have to see when I can get it framed. My bedroom is in lavender and I know it will look fabulous there!!

I finished a few Christmas kits I had lying around. And I also finished this ornament that was in the most recent Just Cross Stitch ornament issue and the pattern is from Plumstreet Samplers. I just love her stuff! I have a few charts sitting around here and I MUST stitch them soon....(yeah right) I'll be stitching long after I'm dead if I plan on stitching everything in my stash! LOL

The other two snowman pieces were fun to do, and done mostly in one day. They were kits offered at my LNS quite some time ago and finally made it to the top of my "to do" pile.

I almost forgot to mention the UFO I was working on and finally finished at my last chemo treatment. That was my sixth and treatment... I only have two left...I can't wait until this is behind me!!

I have so much more I want to post, but I'm going to quit now. I'll try to update a little here and there so it's not so overwhelming for you (or me!!). Till then, know that I'm grateful to everyone for their kindness and encouragement regarding my journey and my transition to the other side of the hill. LOL I'm sure there are better days ahead!! Thank you so much! *Hugs*


nutmegg said...

Hi DJ I'm am so happy for you that your birthday went so well........still sending strong prayers and loving thoughts to from and Aussie friend...xoxoxoxo....can I enter the giveaway please..

Lisa said...

glad you had a lovely birthday DJ, and the wax works looked like it was fun
Your stitching is lovely, and I do love the CCN kit, this is the first time I've seen this design, it's really lovely
take care x

Tracey said...

Wow DJ! You've been busy! Lovely stitching!! And I love your pic from Madame Tussaud's- I hope you will post more. I went to the one in London and it is AMAZING. DC is not far from us so maybe we will have to check that one out sometime!

vEr0n!c@ said...

Beautiful, beautiful stitching! Violets is so delicate and elegant. And the snowman comical. Love the variety of your taste.

Kathy said...

It sounds like you had a very special birthday. Good. Each one is always special. May you have many more special Birthdays with special friends and fmaily around you.

You stitching is just beautiful. I especially like the Plumstreet sampler ornament finish.

As for the giveaway please don't enter me. I already have both the PS pattern and the LHN kit. it was my second linen finish when I stitched it a couple of years ago.

Edy said...

Hey Girl -- so sorry I missed your birthday, but I see it was successful all around!

Take it easy and be well! (((((((((((dj)))))))))


Gillie said...

So glad you had a good time - and well done on the stitching too! Everything went well in the UK, we have somewhere to live and I saw Mouse and Karen and chatted on the phone to Ally and Val!

Carolyn NC said...

Sounds like your BD was a fun time! Lovely finishes and stitching!

lenna said...

Lovely stitching DJ! Glad your birthday was so great. Was that really a picture of you and Johnny? What a wonderful memory!
I love the snowman stitchery of Bring it on. Where did you get it?
I hope you are feeling better, now and am so glad you are almost done with your treatments.
Stay well and God Bless ~