8.06.2011

August


It's August!  Which means it is my birthday month, how fun!  I know that I shouldn't still like birthdays, at least some people don't as they get older, but I've always loved them.  And this year I got a coupon in the mail from Vera Bradley giving me $20 off a $20 purchase.  How fun is that????!!!!  I'm going to have a horrible time picking something out.  Tooo many choices!

I worked a little more on the Book Store this week and made some decent progress.  I'm not sure if I'll put on the borders or not, it depends on how I decide to finish it.  I'm sort of liking it as is, but we'll see!  I've also set up a rotation for myself to see if I can get the rest of my 15 finished - or mostly finished - by the end of the year.  I have 7 projects that I'm working on, so I'll stitch on one a night this next week and see how that works.  I have a couple in there that are closer to completion, so, hopefully, I'll actually finish something this month, but if I don't, at least I'll know that they are all WIP's and not UFO's. :-)  Anyway, hopefully I'll have lots of pictures for next week! 

Question...  with sending dd off to college in a few weeks, money is going to be sort of  incredibly tight, but I'd love to have a birthday giveaway of some sort.  Would any of you be interested if I had a giveaway of some of my cards?  You can see a sampling on my other blog here .  

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Blessings!

11 comments:

~*Shar*~ said...

Your cards are too cute hun and I'd love to win some...:) Good luck on the stitching...lol

Hugs, Shar

Pete's Pixie said...

Tricia - your cards are adorable. I only "play" at card making these days; guess I just don't have an eye for it like you do! I know what you mean about money being tight - hang on in there honey DD will make you prouder than proud and it will all be worth i. Hugs, Ally xx

gracie said...

You are very a very talented card maker. A giveaway should be your choosing...and those who want to participate should be happy if they win! Go for it! I would love your cards....

Teresa said...

Happy birthday. You go right ahead and be happy and celebrate.
Anything you want to offer as a give away would be just lovely.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

blueladie said...

Tricia, I have always admired your cards and would LOVE to win. :D Cathryn

Sally said...

Wow how fantastic to get $20 off a $20 purchase :) Hope you havea fantastic birthday.

The Book Store is coming along beautifully.

Your cards are beautiful!

CalamityJr said...

Even with money tight, you can always be proud of helping your dd with her education. That has been a huge priority for us, though we've said after this degree we're done - our dd's working on her doctorate! (To her credit, she asks for very little these days, but when fees and insurance and books all come due at once, it's good that she knows she has a back up in place.) We have known people who felt it is all the child's responsibility, as though parenting ended at age 18, and I don't "get" that. So congrats to you and your hubby!

As fro a card giveaway, I think it's an awesome idea! There are people I'd love to send an extra special greeting to, but I don't share your gifts in that area, so I'd be thrilled to win, if you decide to use them for a giveaway.

I'm guessing I'm too early, but have a happy, blessed birthday, whatever day it falls on!

Mouse said...

hi Tricia :)you cards are wonderful and I would love the chance to wins some when you do you giveaway ..... . The choice is yours what you wish to do .... money is tight here tooo that's why I stitch my gifts (and I've got more time to do them than most ..lol) good luck to DD with the college route :) love mouse xxxx

Lesleyanne said...

Great progress on Book Store. I'm sure whatever you had as a giveaway would be fine - it is your giveaway. Happy Birthday month.

Karen said...

Early happy birthday! I love handmade cards and think that is a great idea for a giveaway!

happy stitching on the Bookstore...

Colleen said...

A happy early Birthday, Tricia. The card you made & sent to me is on display in my dining area. Your cards are beautiful! Great giveaway idea. Anyone who wins one of your cards will be thrilled and appreciate your cardmaking talent.

Bookstore is coming along nicely, looking forward to seeing your progress.

Congrats on DD off to college! Big step for all of you.
Happy stitching, Tricia!