Monday, February 4, 2013

Feeling Blessed and Grateful

Hello everyone!

I have been one lucky gal as of late.  Last week I won not one, but three giveaways!! I couldn't believe it!! I feel very grateful and blessed to have been bestowed such lovely gifts.  The first giveaway I won is from Pat, the Southpaw Stitcher.  Her darling black lab Molly, sniffed my name out of the bowl!! So thank you Pat and Molly for picking me.  She is sending me the Plum Street Samplers' Hares' Christmas chart complete with linen and threads! So generous of her.
 Then, a couple days later, I received emails from Lynn of Kearnel's Korner, and Angela of Hooked on Stitches, telling me that I won their Grow a Blog Party giveaway! Okay.  By this point I was really blown away!!  Angela made one of her famous boxes for the giveaway and Lynn stitched the prettiest little design with flowers and birds to make into a pin pillow! It's always so nice to receive stitching from others.  I will cherish each piece.  So thank you again ladies!! Big Hugs!! 

I was RAK'd a lovely chart with threads from Carolyn, Taking One Stitch At A Time.  Also a sweetie! Big thank you to Carolyn too for making my week!!

Here's the chart and floss.  I want to start stitching the pattern but can't decide on the fabric.  I think I'm leaning more towards the vintage light exemplar (the peachy coloured linen).  
Hmm.  I really like the lambswool linen too.  I suppose I could start stitch a bit on both and see which one I like best. 

Since it's the month of love, I thought I would share with you some of the many musicians I have been obsessed with/infatuated/drooled over when I was a teen and young adult. I may reveal a few of the others later on...hehe.  

I did manage to stitch a bit over the weekend, until I got REALLY distracted by traveling down nostalgia lane listening to one of my favourite bands, Suede.  It's funny how I almost forgot about them! All my CD's are buried in a box in our storage locker and it's a pain to get into it.  I used to be quite infatuated with the lead singer, Brett Anderson.  It was fun looking at old photos of him and seeing him now. He's actually aged quite nicely.  Still a handsome man to me!!
Back in the 90's
Twenty years later
I really adored Suede's music and am excited they are reuniting and will be releasing a new album in March.  They were the original trailblazers of Brit Pop music in the 90's although other bands, such as Blur and Oasis, received more recognition than Suede.  They were very talented and I really enjoyed listening to their music again.  

Oh right, stitching.... I stitched a wee bit on a few things, so instead of posting individual photos, I played around with Picasa's collage button and came up with one photo.  Picasa has so many great features to play with your photos!


 No Titus for now.  He's resting with the hubby since he's so hard at work laying around all day!!

Hugs to you all!

30 comments:

Melissa said...

Congrats, you lucky gal! You know what that means, don't you? You'd better get stitching! lol.

Take care. Hope you are over your flu bug!

Margaret said...

Oh you're such a tease! I love your collage of work. All three pieces are fun and pretty too! Congrats on winning -- you have a winning streak going! Ok, I admit it -- never heard of Suede. Are you horrified? lol! If I named my crushes, you'd be saying "who??" lol! Ancient history for you!

Rhona said...

Congrats on your wins....maybe you should go and buy a lottery ticket!!!!

Carolyn said...

Anne,
What awesome giveaways! You lucky girl!

I can't wait to see which fabric you choose.

Your stitching looks great.

Mouse said...

ohhh well done on all your wins :)that was one lucky streak :)
love the photo collage and the chap has aged gracefully hasn't he ..lol love mouse xxxxxx

Lesleyanne said...

Congrats on your wins. Look forward to seeing your goodies when they arrive. Lovely stitching.

cucki said...

congrats on your win..enjoy..your stitching looks so pretty..
big hugs x

Mii Stitch said...

Congrats on all your wins :)

Chris said...

Maybe you need to buy a lottery ticket!! Congratulations on the giveaway wins. It is so great to get treats in the mail.
Lovely stitching too.
Hugs!
ok, some hugs for Titus too.

♥ Nia said...

Wow! 3 :D Lucky you!! Congrats sweetie!
I bet that made you smile a lot! Happy for you :)
hugs!!!

Giovanna said...

Well done on the draws, and the stitching is absolutely gorgeous.

Parsley said...

I'm thrilled at all your winnings! I know you'll enjoy everything.

Vickie said...

Good for you Anne! I am so happy for you.♥ Have fun!

Melissa said...

You're one lucky girl! Congrats :) I look forward to some pics of your new stash hehe

Meggie said...

Wow, how lucky are you!
Beautiful stitching!

DJH said...

Congrats on all of your wins!!

Faye said...

The stars were all lined up for you!!!! Congrats to you for all the wins.....

Ranae said...

Congrats on all your wins
Lucky gal

Catherine said...

Definitely a lucky week for you! Congrats on your wins and enjoy the goodies!

valerie said...

Congratulations on all your wins! And lovely RAK from Carolyn!

Nicola said...

They do say that things come in threes. Congratulations.

Siobhán said...

Congratulations on all winnings! Good for you--you deserve some happy. The RAK is so nice, too.

Shirlee said...

Congratulations on your winnings! Your stitching looks lovely. I am not familiar with Suede but my husband probably is. He loves music & has more CDs than I can throw a stick at. Some of them I'd like to throw a stick at : ) Please give Titus a pet from Sophie : )

Kaisievic said...

It is so much fun to win such lovely giveaways, isn't it? You lucky duck. Love your collage of stitching.
Hugs, Kaye

Sally said...

Congratulations on your wins Anne.

Beautiful stitching.

Carol said...

All those wins couldn't have happened to a nicer stitcher--hope your luck continues throughout the year, Anne :)

When I do collages on my blog, Picasa is what I turn to, also. It's fun fooling around with it, isn't it?

Enjoy your weekend--stay warm and healthy!

Rita said...

I must remember not to compete with you in giveaways ahaha 3?? oh my!! Congratulations! Such great things you've won...but you deserve it;)

Oh my god...Suede!! I loved them!! I have all the cds...oh my...i think i didnt thought about them for quite a few years!! They had(have) such great music...must go and play my cds one of these days.
I never saw a picture of Brett since then...my god..such a difference...but still a charmous man;)

Great stitchings!!;)
kisses

Karoline said...

Congratulations, you have been lucky! You've got some lovely things

Meari said...

Congrats on all three wins!!

Stitching looks good.

Brigitte said...

A lucky girl you are winning not one, not two but three giveaways! That was because the fairy of luck saw you being so sick and thought: Well, the giveaways will help her to get well again. Lol. Enjoy everything you received!
I'm very curious to see what fabric you chose for the new project, both look very pretty on the pictures.