8.27.2011

August is Flying!!

My word!  August is just flying by and I can't keep up!  We're on the last little bit of buying and packing before I send dd#1 off to college, then I need to catch back up on the rest of life!!!!

Let's see...  first things first.  Over the last few weeks I've received some sweet surprises in the mail!  The first was a number of pieces of fabric from Rita.  I had done a little stitching for her and she sent them as a thank you.  I feel SO blessed!



Then I received this AMAZING pattern and floss that I won on The Blue Ribbon Sampler Blog.  Direct from market, and *signed* by Belinda.


I want to start it now, but I have so many in progress!  And then my dd gave me a kitted up HAED Tiny Treasure for my birthday this week (Cow over the Moon) and I was talking to Theresa, who just won the Traveling Stash Box (It's so exciting to see that it is still going!  Head over to her blog if you want a chance at it next!)  and she explained how to "park" threads, so I want to start that project, too.  Then I saw the new LK Fat Men Series which is ADORABLE.  And *then* I saw that the new 2012 Crazy Challenge is already open!  What's a girl to do??????  {Take. Deep. Breath.}  Remember, now, I'm the one that has three binders full of patterns and had my stitching planned for the next three years!!  I'm going to do some thinking on the matter and I'll let you know what I decide when I get back from taking dd to college. : )

I've not done a ton of stitching, but The BookStore is coming along and I've done a little more on two or three of the other projects I have left from my Crazy 15.





Now, if you've read this far you deserve an award, so if you leave a sweet comment I'll enter you in a little drawing for some fall goodies.  Feel free to put it on your blog or become a follower if you'd like, but I won't make you.  : ) Oh, and if you already have the magazines or don't like the cards, you can still enter and then start another Traveling Stash Box if you win! : )  I'll announce the winner Tuesday morning, September 6th.




Thanks so much for stopping by!!!

Blessings!

19 comments:

Mouse said...

helllloooo from sunny Scotland at the moment :) love your wins , goodies and stitching is lovely as always and the giveaway goodies look yummmmm :) count me in :) love mouse xxxxx

Linda said...

Hi Tricia, As always, love your stitching. I would love to be entered in your drawing. Also, that fabric you received looks really cool. Do you know where I could buy some?

Linda

CalamityJr said...

Oh, you have to find a way to get the quilter's garden onto your to-do list! Be sure to let us know how you work it into rotation, lol. Blessings to your daughter as she heads off to school.

~*Shar*~ said...

Hi hun, I love the little cards; I'm sure you've made them. :) Their so cute; and I don't have the mags; so please enter me in your drawing; I love your prize from the other drawing and it's signed too? That's great...

Hugs,Shar

gracie said...

I would love the chance to win your goodies! I will post on my blog.

Teresa said...

Love your treats you got in the mail. Projects are coming along nicely. Love your bookstore. I have it and need to start it.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Heather said...

Hi Tricia! Your bookstore is coming along nicely as are your other projects. Love the goodies you go in the mail!!

I love your coloring! Do you color with Copics? I am just starting to learn! ;o)

~Heather

SoCal Debbie said...

Three binders full of patterns! Wow! You really are organized. Those fall stitching goodies look wonderful!

Niina said...

Hi! You sure have had super mail week :) Your winning is gorgeus! It is new pattern to me, need to google it straight away, lol. I'm waiting eagerly to see when you start it!

Cath said...

Lovely stash , please put my name in the hat , thanks .

Colleen said...

Good Morning Tricia. Love your winnings from Blue Ribbon; I've been drooling over Quilted Gardens, since Belinda released it. As always, your stitching projects are lovely & the Bookstore is coming along nicely.
Please enter me in the Fall giveaway; Posted your giveaway on my blog.
Happy stitching, Colleen

Kimberly R. said...

Your WIP's are looking great and love the beautiful Quilter's Garden, such a wonderful win!
Please add me into your lovely drawing - Thanks!

Carol said...

Oh, what a bright and cheery chart you won from Belinda--it looks like such a fun piece to stitch, Tricia :)

And such nice progress on all your other pieces--you are one busy, busy stitcher!

Your cards are always so perfectly done--I'd be honored to win them... Thanks for the chance!

blueladie said...

Congratulations on your win from BLD. What a beautiful chart! Love the goodies Rita sent you. Nice progress on your stitching. Of course I love the 'Book Store'. Enter me in your Autumn Giveaway. Thanks Tricia! Happy Stitching & Stashing! :) Cathryn

Sally said...

What wonderful things you got in the mail!

The Book Store is looking lovely as are your crazy challenge pieces.

Good luck to everyone in your lovely giveaway Please don't enter me as I won a chart from you a while ago:)

DJ said...

Oh, Tricia, what a lovely win you have there! I love blue ribbon designs!! That is such a pretty pattern too. Your stitching is just lovely, and I love the saying to put your whole heart and soul into what you love, you do, and it shows with your stitching! I would love to be entered in your giveaway! You are so generous! Thanks!! *Hugs*

Tessy said...

Tricia I love your Book store is beautiful and congratulations for de blue ribbon designs pattern.
The owl card is precious!!!

Milly~ said...

Always a pleasure stopping by your blog and looking at your WIPs, etc. What wonderful goodies too. I'd love to be part of the giveaway.

Cyndi, Don and Lucas said...

OK....I would LOVE to win this stash! I haven't worked all summer and money is tight and I need something new to work on! I am currently doing a stocking for a grandbaby, but it will be done soon. I just recently started doing x-stitch again. I love your blog and others that are so inspiring! I have lots to get framed but there goes that $$ thing again. I want to try some of the other types of finishing for some of my pieces. Love your Blog! Cyndi