Saturday, November 28, 2009

An apology...A Finish...An Weekend Hockey Update and a Blogoversary Giveaway

The title says it all, so let me start off with the apology! This goes out to Valerie of FogcityDweller...
"Valerie, my dear MW SAL partner, I didn't get a start on my MW as planned yesterday. I did spend Thursday evening, after our T-giving grilled meal, and got everything organized...just felt that I needed to get Sara's Friendship RR stitched so that I could get that in the mail in order to keep the RR's moving (as we are getting close to finishing it up)."

A Finish...Sara's Friendship RR
This week the mailperson delivered Sara's RR, and since many group members are getting antsy to finish this RR (as per "original" plan all the RR's should have been home by now).  I don't blame them, for I am anxious to get mine home and finished too (especially since I had to start over mid-way through) but life seems to get in the way of "orignial" plans most of the time. After getting all my MW supplies set up, I pulled out Sara's RR, picked my color and started to stitch my heart. I chose Threadworx Overdyed Floss #10342, which reminded me of the Fall colors on the trees outside right now (sorry about the blurry photo).

And here is the status of Sara's RR...

Now that it is completed I will be able to get it in the mail on Monday to the next person (Karen in AZ). Oh, yah...I have also finished stitching all the Christmas Ornaments for the couple of exchanges, but for some reason I have been fighting with my sewing machine during the finishing I have taken a break from those; but will get back to them tomorrow evening probably (depending on what I need to do in preparation for back to school and work).

Weekend Hockey and Thanksgiving

As in some of my earlier posts, Thanksgiving holiday means hockey (the Regional Silver Sticks in San Jose, CA). Only Matthew's (youngest son) team is playing in this tournament. They have played 3 games as of this posting and have won all three. They have a game this evening and then probably the Semi-Finals & Champs (we hope) tomorrow. While most of the team families haven't been too keen on the schedule, due to having 3 very early morning games, it actually worked out nice for Thanksgiving. With a game at 8am, we were able to be back home for a noon Thanksgiving meal. Ours wasn't the traditional meal, for I each member of my family of 4 picked the protein of their choice out of the freezer (I had ordered a combo meat package from Omaha Steaks last month...pork steak, hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken, sole) and we fired up the grill. Aside from the proteins we had the mashed potatoes/gravy, Durst noodles, steamed green beans, mashed butternut squash and salad. Perfect size without any leftovers.

After awhile, with only us here in town, we have become grateful whenever we all are in town as we travel so much with both boys' travel hockey teams. It is a priceless moment when we can all sit down as a family at the table and have a meal - so even if we don't have a "traditional" turkey dinner for Thanksgiving, we have a wonderful Thanksgiving meal as a family. (Hopefully that all makes sense).

A Blogoversary Celebration and Giveaway
Birthday Party Blower
Happy Blog-o-versay to me...Happy Blog-o-versary to me!
Sorry, I just had to toot my own horn...LOL.

Today is my 1 year Blogoversary! Last October I found the blog community; spent a little over a month reading and commenting and finally on November 28, 2008 decided to start my own. Since then I have posted 179 times and have a following of 32 people. I have joined an RR with a group of wonderful women who I have come to know through their mailings and emailings. I have participated in the Year-Long Prairie Schooler Exchange and the Lizzie Kate Exchange, as well as several personal exchanges. I have met so many wonderful people by blogging and reading their I cannot imagine my life without!

To celebrate and to show my appreciation, I have decided to host a Give-a-way....
And the Give-away prize is...
Drum Roll Please...

A $20 Gift Certificate to  

 To enter, just leave your name and email address in the comment section of this post only. If you want, you can spread the news, but it is not a requirement. I will let the sign ups go from now until Saturday, December 5. I will have one of my hockey playing sons pick the winner on Sunday, December 6 before they go to hockey practice.

Take care all...thank you for your support over the year and I am looking forward to our jouney together in the years to come!

Remember...Live, Love, Laugh and Stitch Often! Lisa


Teena in Toronto said...

Happy blogoversary!

Carolyn NC said...

Lovely heart - isn't it exciting that we'll get ours back soon? Happy blogaversary - would you enter me in the drawing? Thanks!

Branlaadee said...

The RR looks awsome! I love the color you picked for your heart.

Happy Blogoversary. :)

Barb said...

Wow Lisa, what a nice giveaway! I've been following your hockey escapades with interest (my husband is a ref). I always thought I would be stitching away at an ice rink but somehow that never happened! I love your take on the traditional Thanksgiving meal!

Blu said...

Happy blogoversary!
Please enter me in the drawing~

valerie said... worries! I got a very late start and was wrestling with the stand, 40 count fabric and trying to correct the chart for symmetry in that first motif. I maybe got 100 stitches in...not a lot!It's a low stress SAL.

Happy bloggoversary!! May you have many more years in crazy blogland. Please enter me in your giveaway. I'll never pass up a chance at stash enhancement!

Angela P said...

Happy, happy 1st Blogoversary Lisa! It's been great fun exchanging with you and reading all about your daily happenings :) And what can I say but 123 stitch is my favorite online store so please include me in your giveaway! Thanks so much :)

Jo said...

happy blogoversary!!! Please enter me in your drawing


Pike said...

Happy blogoversary; please enter me!

Pirjo from Finland

Danielle said...

I would love to be entered in the giveaway. The RR looks great! Love the hearts.

Lindsay said...

Happy Blogoversary

stitcheranon said...

Happy blogaversary!!! Doesnt time fly. The little heart looks great and yes, real life does get in the way when we make plans doesnt it!
I would love to enter you giveaway..thank you for hosting this!

Daffycat said...

I feel the same way about my blog and all the friends I've made hare. I can't imagine life without either.

Happy blogoversary, Lisa. Wishing you many more to come.

Enter me in the giveaway, please!

Edit said...

Happy blogoversary!
Please enter me to the draw.
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Bev said...

hope you have a happy blogaversary, and blow out the candle on the huge cake you have treated yourself to!
please enter me in your giveaway
(beverly-robinson at sky dot com)

Kat said...

Happy Blogaversary! Please enter me in your drawing!

Cole said...

Happy Blogoversary Lisa!

Tracey said...

Please add me! How sweet! Happy blogaversary!! :)

Natasha said...

Happy Blogaversary Lisa. I ahve enjoyed reading your blog and happy that I was able to meet you in person at our Stitching GTG :)

Thank you
P.S the word verification for me was "BLESSING" how great is that :)

Lisa said...

WOW, one year down and many more to come I'm sure!
Pls include me in your drawing, what a generous giveaway!
My email is in my blog profile.
Thanks LISA V