Friday, January 29, 2010

Giveaway Winner & My Week

I apologize, I have no stitching photos today. It has been a crazy week (so many ups and downs), between the BF's uncle being a wicked car wreck (he is okay, but really banged up), finding out my BFF is probably moving to the Netherlands for sure this summer, a review at work that was so messed up I can't even describe it, and coming to the realization that we will likely not make it to New York as planned as we just don't have the funds (and the BF's car is broken... again). Let's just say I didn't get a lot of stitching done and just haven't had a lot of patience.
But there were really good things too... one of my maps that I design is going to be on display in large format at the Olympics in Vancouver, very cool. And I got my hands on a pattern for free no less, that I have loved forever a discontinued by HAED called "Eternal Promise" by Matt Stewart (it's Arwen and Aragorn from the LOTR) it's just lovely!

Also amoungst the craziness of my week I am thankful for all the things I do have. My amazing BF, a roof over my head, great friends and of course stitching! I know others have had way worse weeks for sure than I have. I just feel like I'm on a roller coaster and am ready for it to slow down a bit.

Okay enough of my whining that is for sure...
We put all the names down, gave them a random number and the BF picked number 16. Which is... *drum roll*

Katrien!

Congrats my friend! I have sent you an email but if you don't get it please feel free to email me (from my email in my profile) so I can get your addy.

Tonight I am looking forward to stitching all night, and catching up on American Idol and Vampire Diaries. Tomorrow we have to move the BIL. *ugh* but then Sunday I get to go on a special trip to my LNS. So that will be awesome.

Happy stitching to everyone and thank you so much for making this blog a success. I love communicating with everyone and have realized that I have made some amazing friends because of the online stitching world. So hugs and thanks to all. 

And don't worry more giveaways to come in the future if you didn't win this round, there will be more chances! :)

17 comments:

Meari said...

I'm sorry your week was a roller coaster ride, and not really the fun kind. Woo Hoo on getting the discontinued HAED! I know that had to make your day.

Meari said...

P.S. Congrats to Katrien on winning your giveaway!

Deb said...

Congratulations on one of your Maps being displayed at the Olympics. That's awesome. I'm sorry that things have been so rough, but along with the bad comes good and things will hopefully get better for you soon!

Rocky Mountain Stitcher said...

wow your map is being displayed at the olympics, that's fantastic and then to find a discontinued HAED. You had some wonderful blessing this past week. I hope you enjoy your trip to your LNS.

Silverlotus said...

Oh, I'm sorry you've had a bad week. I'm glad your BF's uncle is okay. And I googled that HAED chart! OMG, it is wonderful!

Congratulations to Katrien!

Sadie said...

Wow! You really have had quite a week! Enjoy your stitching tonight and have a great time at your LNS :-)
Congrats to Katrien

EvalinaMaria said...

The best way to slow down is to sit and stitch and because of my new little HEAD chart we will stitch together again! Doesn't that get you excited?

Congratulations to Katrien!

socialsue said...

Congratulation to Katrien !!!

socialsue

Lyn said...

Sorry you had so many ups and downs. I understand them way to well. All is bound to get better. Happy stitching! Looking forward to seeing pictures of your project. That HAED sound wonderful!

Carol said...

Your map at the Olympics. How wonderful is that!!!!
Everything will pick up also.

Maxine said...

Sorry to hear you had such a bad week Mel hoping the next one will be a lot better for you. How wonderful that your map is hanging up for the Olympics. I checked out your wip pic's in your other posts and dragons is progressing beautifully keep up the great work hun (((hugs)))

Shelleen said...

that is great news about your map. I hope things get better for you.

Rene la Frog said...

Remember that it's always darkest before the dawn and that light at the end of the tunnel isn't a train, it's all of us hold candles to light the way out of the darkness of your bad week.

Rene la Frog said...

P.S. Do you have a pic of the map that is going to be on display? Would love to see it.

Katrien said...

Congrats on having your map on display at the Olympics! And I hope things slow down now.
PS. an e-mail is coming your coming. Can't believe I won :)

Brigitte said...

Oh my, you were having a hard week. But good to know that you also see the positive things around you. Hope you had a great stitchy evening yesterday.

Siobhan said...

Congratulations to Katrien! Sorry to hear it's been such a rough week. Hang in there. Congrats on having your map on display at the Olympics!