Sunday, September 28, 2008

A contest!

Hello friends and neighbors! Happy Sunday!
I have not kept track of my bloggerversary. I have not kept track of the number of posts I have made. Sorry I'm such a slacker! But, to make up for all that.... How about a little fun???
I stitched an ornament from the 2008 Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornament issue last Sunday as my SSNES project. It is going to be the "mystery ornament". What I would like for you to do is leave a message on this post. Tell me what ornament you think I chose to stitch for my grandchildren this year. Please post by 10/15/08. I will draw the lucky winner on 10/16/08. The winner will receive the same ornament stitched and finished by me, that I have chosen to do for my wonderfully perfect grandchildren! On 10/16/08, I will also post a picture of the SSNES project from last week. Ahhhh... a mystery and fun and games.

Today, for my SSNES project, I started Quaker Friendship Sampler by Samplers and such. I'm stitching this on tan 28 count evenweave with black DMC. I love the black and tan color combo. I'm participating in a round robin with 4 other ladies that starts the first of the year. I'm looking forward to stitching with them in 2009!

The past couple of weeks, work has been a bear. I've been putting in 12 hour days and still can't keep up. I doubt things will change for a while. Yesterday, Ruby & I went to Golden Needle for a little R & R and some therapy! It was wonderful to get away but even better to spend time with Ruby! We have both fallen in love with this:

Rosewood Manor Family Reunion
We will start stitching this on Jan. 1 and this will be our BAP for the year. I have been worried about my SSNES commitment, but, it's my game, so I will start a new motif every Sunday on the Family Reunion project. OK by y'all??

Ruby and I also fell in love with this....

Rosewood Manor Season of Trees.
This may be the BAP for 2010!

And.... I have made a decision on my Neighborhood project from the Me, Myself & I Round Robin:

My "town Square" is going to be by The Work Basket, Bay Sampler. I'm also going to use the houses from Bright Needles Key West & Savannah Samplers. The fibers and the fabric are ready to go 12/31/08!

I'm wondering if I have bitten off more than I can chew for 2009?


I'm off to St Louis on Wednesday for 2 days of training. I'm flying from St Louis to Wichita Friday evening to spend the weekend with my Brothers, Sister-in-laws, Sister, brother-in-law, nieces and nephews! I can't wait. Not sure how much stitching I will get done, but will take a small piece. The ipod has plenty of audiobooks and movies to keep me entertained at the airport. I will fly home on Monday and back to a ton of work at work on Tuesday.

Happy stitching! Don't forget to leave me a message!
Stay safe!


J Rae said...

You are off to a great start, Marti! Well ahead of the rest of us.

Aren't the Rosewood Manor designs lovely?

Can't wait to see how your MMIRR turns out!

Carol R said...

I will definitely make a guess if my JCS arrives from Cathy in time! She in turn is waiting for some fabric to put in with my order.

You will love stitching Quaker Friendship - I'm doing a RR on this one too!

Kathy said...

My guess of what you are stitching for the grandchildres is Raise the Roof, Walt the Malt. Rather whimsical and funny. Hard to know what it would be. Depends a lot on their ages too.

Have fun in Wichita with your family. I know it will be a fun time.

Your town square RR sounds like fun. Looking forward to seeing your progress on that project.