Thursday, January 29, 2009

A little giveaway and blogging award :)

Hi folks - Barb over at "Stitching Again" kindly sent me the Fabulous Blog Award. Thanks Barb! It's nice to be noticed. As far as listing 5 of my addictions - well no problem with that!

- My stitching & quilting - definitely dual obsessions!
- Diet Coke - yes I drink way too much of the stuff but can't seem to give it up. I'm not a coffee or tea drinker but I get my sparkling caffeine this way instead. And no, Pepsi just doesn't do it for me.
- My computer/email/the internet - can't live without it and at one point many years ago I remember telling DH that I really don't need my own computer at home. So I blame it all on him, he's probably wishing he never set up one just for me. (not to mention online shopping.....) I feel disconnected when I'm not on a computer daily. We take our laptop on vacation with us - yes it's crazy.
- - Great service, good prices, and they have most everything. I love buying movies from Amazon because I like a lot of old ones you can't find in stores.
- Anything French - I'm a Francophile. I was there twice many years ago and loved it. Anything Parisian or French catches my eye. I love all the history and beauty of the country. Maybe I was a beautiful Marquise in Louis XIV's court in a former life, huh? LOL

I am passing the Fabulous Blog award on to the the following. I read tons of fantastic blogs so I'm grabbing 5. I love all the ones I list on my blog here and others I don't even have listed yet.

Now I have a little giveaway for someone. I have some charts I have duplicates of (yes I do buy things sometimes that I already have....). The charts are "Harvest Time" and "More Friends" from Prairie Schooler, and "Chocolate Box" from Little House Needleworks. They have never been used. There will also be a little surprise sent along that I haven't determined yet. Please leave a comment if you're interested and I will draw a name at random from whomever signs up.

Thanks for stopping by!

P.S. I will pick a winner Monday night and put it up on my blog on Tuesday. Thanks!


  1. I am a diet coke-aholic as well. I will do diet pepsi if the sales require it though, eventhough i definitely prefer my diet coke first. I don't do coffee or tea either. LOL

    I would love to enter your draw! what great charts and i don't have any of them, surprisingly.

  2. Me too! I am a diet coke-aholic (the caffeine free one). You so deserve this award as your blog really does ROCK and I read it all the time and love it.

    Yes please I would love to be entered into your giveaway please and I didn't buy doubles of thee ones (I have of other ones). Love Patti xxx

  3. Yup, I'm an internet junkie, too :)

    I'd LOVE to win the PS charts -- please enter me in your drawing.

    Another Jeanne

  4. Diet Dr. Pepper for me :-).

    What a great giveaway! I'd love to be in the drawing.

  5. Congrats!! on the award
    Please include me in the drawing

  6. What a wonderful giveaway! I've been known to buy the same chart twice also, much to my dismay.

    I'd love to be entered in your drawing. Thanks Jeanne!

  7. What a great giveawy! I would love to enter your drawing.

  8. I'd love to enter your draw, not sure if you wanted us to say what you'd like to win, but I'd love the Chocolate box, but I love the others too.

  9. Congrats on your award!! You deserve it:)
    I also love anything French! Never been there, but our house is French Country:)
    Would love to be entered for the PS charts! Thanks for the wonderful opportunity:)

  10. Congratulations on your award.
    Please eneter me into your draw for the chart giveaway.

  11. You deserve the award for your blog. I enjoy reading it very much.

    Are you familiar with the French designer "A Mon Ami Pierre" ( I have several of her designs.

    I'd love to be entered into your drawing. I already have "Harvest Time", but don't have either of the other two lovely charts. It's very kind of you to give them away :^)

  12. Thanks for the blog award Jeanne! I do visit your blog from time to time, but I don't post much (sorry!). I'd love to be enterted into your drawing, and if I win, I'll give away something on my blog as well! Thank you for the chance. Have a great weekend & happy stiching, Amy

  13. Your giveaway is great, i'd like to win these charts very much :)

  14. Diet coke! I avoid fast-food restaurants that have contracts with and so serve only Pepsi. I've never gotten into coffee or tea although I love the smell of some coffees. My DIL loves all things french. Add me to your drawing, please!

  15. I too, am a diet coke addict. I enjoy reading your blog, and see your lovely stitching.

    Please enter my name in your drawing for the charts. I am a big prairie schooler fan and LHN!

    I too, love the computer/internet, and take our son's laptop with us when we take a trip!

    Thanks. Melody

  16. I am also a Dt. Coke addict who will not be seeking help or recovery for quite some time. In the words of my little sister, Pepsi makes you illiterate.

  17. I found your blog thru Beatrix SAL.Your doing a beautiful job on it :D
    could you enter my name in the draw too?

  18. My vice is sweetened tea. I enjoy looking at your stitching and finishing and would love the chance to win one of those patterns.

  19. I'm also a Diet Coke has to be Diet Coke I don't like the regular one and no pepsi for me either :)

  20. I am so excited that you nominated me! Really, I feel honored when anyone reads my blog. What a thrill! I am finally attempting to update my blog today. My Mom is in the hospital and I have been running around in worried mode; but this morning I have to stay at home for awhile before going to the hospital so to take my mind off things I am updating my blog!

    Oh, and I would like to be in your raffle too! Either of the Prairie Schooler patterns would be a total thrill for me!!!

    Thank you!

    laura duet

  21. Anonymous11:28 AM

    Count me in as a diet coke addict! I despise diet pepsi...Congrats on the award....I would love to enter the drawing.

  22. Congrats on the award! Its definitely well deserved :-D

  23. I have been trying to get off the Diet Coke/Coke Zero addiction, but I miss it!!!

    I'd love to be included in your drawing. I have my fingers crossed! :D

  24. I hesitate to join this give-away, cause it's the first time I read your blog. But I like the fun of give-aways and the charts, so please count me in.
    I'm sure I visit you frequently from now on, your blog is lovely to read!

  25. Ooooh I hope I'm not too late for the giveaway! I'd love those charts - one of my addictions haha. Thanks for the award.xx

  26. Thank you for your lovely comments regarding my work. The American Sampler is one of my favourite samplers. It took me a good 12 months to do and unfortunately I don't have it in my house. My Sister now has it and I always enjoy looking at it. It is one of my favourite pieces.
    Sounds as if we both have similar tastes. I love reading classics and I am currently reading the 2nd Dumas book in the 3 Musketeer series. What a good read the 1st one was. In fact I was just enjoying watching "The Man in The Iron Mask" while I did the ironing.
    Yes Cranford was lovely. I know what you mean about feeling sad when it finished.
    France is such a beautiful country. I have been there about 4 times. Would love to go again. Maybe one day.
    Your Beatrix Potter is looking lovely. It is such a beautiful design. I will have to get mine out and do another motif for the SAL.- take care - Sandra.

  27. Am I too late for the drawing. Just found your wonderful blog.

  28. I love diet coke too and I take my laptop on holiday too!


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