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Monday, January 30, 2012

"Cross Stitch Progress and a Giveaway Winner makes for a Happy Monday."


Happy Monday to everyone. Hope you are having a great day. It is certainly cooler here today. It was 45 under the back patio on Saturday. So happy to be having some cooler weather.

First of I want to thank all those who entered my Australia Day Giveaway. There were 23 comments with 21 people wishing to enter.

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I did enter the numbers 1 to 21 but for some reason they are not showing up but it shows that comment number three is the winner. Congratulations Shez.

I am very happy to be working on my cross stitch. I have had to do a little un-picking. I had done one of the trees and realised that I was one stitch out!!! That's what happens when you watch tennis and get distracted. Talking about tennis, how was that Men's final last night. I wonder how many people are having a day of today because they were up so late. It was one of the best tennis matches I have seen.

I have been looking at a lot of blogs that contain cross stitch to keep me inspired. I get some postings of these blogs via email and have found a whole lot of inspiring blogs that contain embroidery quilting knitting etc. You can find the directory of blogs here.

I am happy to report that earlier on in January my brother Geoff and my sister Lesley spent sometime back home. It was great to catch up with them both after a couple of years. Geoff lives in New Zealand and Lesley in South Australia. Having a long distance family we only get together every few years.

I was hoping that someone would be able to help me. I subscribe to lots of blogs via there email postings through Feed burner. Since the start of the year I haven't been getting the emails. Has anyone else had this problem? I have tried to subscribe to them again but they say I am getting the emails.

Whatever you do have a Happy Monday.
Bev C


Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Congratulations Shez on your win...and thank you Bev for hosting this giveaway...Boy, it's hot here today....must be coming over from your way...I very rarely do cross stitch in front of the tele...I know I would muck it up ha ha...

Karen said...

Sounds like you had some lovely time with your family. That's great.
Well done, Shez, on the win.
The cross stitch is looking really good. What a shame some stitches had to come out, but worth it in the end.

Anonymous said...

thankyou so much Bev and ladies for your lovely comments.xx

Maria said...

Congratulations shez. Enjoy your pamper gift.

Kelli said...

Happy Monday! Congrats to Shez. Your cross-stitch is looking great, and glad it is finally cooling off for you guys down there! xo

Vickie said...

congrats to Shez. your crossstich is looking lovely Bev, glad to hear the temp has cooled down for you,cheers Vickie

Simone de Klerk said...

I cna't believen how many happy posts I missed. Blog roll isn't everything.
Love the sross stitchery you are working on! And the little fairy sciccors, oh so cute!
Happy week for you (o:

marina said...

what beautiful progress on your cross stitch.
congrats to shez!

Lynda said...

Your cross stitching is beautiful.

O'faigh said...

Congratulation Shez...glad you had a good time with your family....Hugs O'faigh

Deb said...

It's the beginning of Monday morning here for me, but you are probably in bed by now late on Monday night! Yes, I agree, the tennis was absolutely fantastic!! I set my alarm for 3:30 a.m. on Sunday morning to watch but needed to leave for church at 8:45...so like any good tennis fan we used the camcorder to capture the 5th set while we were gone. We were watching it last night around 8 pm...so I went to bed all wound up from the close match!! My fav is Rafa.

Anyway, congratulations to Shez on the giveaway!! And your cross-stitch is just lovely. I finished a couple of cross-stitches this past year just because I was a member of a UFO group (unfinished objects), and we worked hard on finishing up anything on our lists. I'll put a link to one here:


And to answer your question on the blogs by email...I subscribe to google reader and all the blogs come up there all in one column when a new post is written. I do receive a couple from email, but as far as I know it's still working.

Hope your week is productive and a happy one!

Fiona said...

yay for Shez.... enjoy... love your cross stitch Bev.... sorry.. can't help regarding feed burner... goodluck..

Bobbie Lynn said...

Happy Monday to you too Bev. Your cross stitch is beautiful and it looks machine made. Your stitching is wonderful. I'm practicing on my split stitch. I wanted a fuller outline stitch. Nice to catch up with family good that you did with your Brother. Have a wonderful week.

Sue said...

Lovely X stitch Bev and congrats to Shez. Aren't family get to gethers great fun?

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your cross stitch is beautiful.

Mitzi said...

Looks like I missed the Australia Day giveaway....love the crosshatch, though!

Narelle said...

Your cross stitch is looking lovely Bev. Don't you just hate it when you find your one thread out.

Sue said...

Your cross stitch is looking lovely. I've been unpicking what I mucked up watching the 20/20 last night. lol