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Monday, December 19, 2011

Give Away, Day 7...Hear Ye, Hear Ye...I've got news...

Good Monday Morning!!!  Lots of things to share today but first...the winner of Day 6 Chubby Chicks pattern is Rosa from Spain...who said, "I hope your husband is fine.  Thanks for the chance and Merry Christmas."  Rosa let me know how to address that envelope so it will arrive...most likely after Christmas.

And, to give all the Woolie followers fair warning on Dec. 23rd is a big Give Away.  I found 6 patterns-2 blocks each from Brandywine Design called the 12 days of Christmas.  The 23rd was my parents wedding anniversary and my dad was such a Christmas freak...wonder where I get it???  This give away will be in memory of the parental units! lol

With Day 7 I am taking the pattern giveaway back to Redwork.  This one is great because it is created with all the different embroidery stitches!  And...for those who have never tried Redwork this is a great first project.  In fact as you can see from the close up, it was my first Redwork...done this year!!!  I chose it because I wanted to learn to embroider and if you have been following the blog, I am hooked on embroidery...but this one was the first (you can tell I am a Bird Brain Design fan).  So, leave a comment and be a registered follower!


I sewed sashing and framed it...I used Transfer Eze which allowed me to prep the project in 5 minutes and I was ready to stitch!


See, I was telling the truth...my first Redwork was this year!!!


Last night HH and I had a group of friends over for dinner.  I wanted to share a meal in thanks for friendship.  There were 5 "girls" and 4 "boys".  When I do something like this it is because I want too and when I want to do something, it is not stressful.  The preparation is joyful.  There is the message...don't do anything you don't want too! lol  So, in my attempt to mind meld with Martha and Alma I presented a variety of pre-dinner treats.  Doesn't it look yummy!!! Dinner followed consisting of Roasted Boneless Prime Rib, Roasted Vegetables, Pasta, Bread with seasoned dipping olive oil...Alma if you need any dinner suggestions just call me (I'm waving my hand like a phone).



My guest came bearing gifts.  I couldn't sleep last night because my mother was talking too me.  You ask how can my recently deceased mother be talking to me...if you knew her, you would know that it would not be a problem.  The reason she was pestering me was about the bouquet of flowers a friend brought over.  When I received the flowers I "stuck" them in a vase.  I felt a twinge as soon as I did it because I was raised to "arrange" flowers.  So, after much pestering I woke up this morning  took the flowers out of the vase and arranged them into 2 beautiful arrangements!  Can you believe that all those flowers were stuck in one vase...all the same height!  Mea Culpa mom!  You will also notice that in the second photo there is a candle which was brought by another guest. This candle was the only candle that was allowed to be burned in the White House by former first lady, Jacqueline Kennedy-Onassis.  I am feeling quite regal...lol  I do not have a photo of the fudge that was brought...for obvious reasons!



Oh...and one of the guest brought Enzo a surprise.  That &*^% dog is growling at the camera right now! lol  I think he is worried the camera is gonna take it from him! 


And to wrap up this post...a sax as big as the musician!


20 comments:

  1. That food looks delicious, I miss finger food, but not things I can eat anymore. I still do that, today I was washing my red glass and thinking, she would shoot me for putting it in the dishwasher, lol.

    Debbie

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  2. Sounds like a wonderful evening! Your appetizers look so good! Yum! I don't think I ever learned all the redwork stitches. What a fun pattern! Have a happy day!

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  3. The food looks delicious! We have standing rib roast and Yorkshire pudding for Christmas Dinner - can't wait! I love the tomato/cheese/basil salad, too. Merry Christmas! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  4. Wow! I want to be you when I grow up! (I am 55) you make everything look so easy or easier than if I were to do it! Love you enthusiasm and creations, Merry Christmas!

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  5. Yummy dinner. My plan is to learn Red work this year. Would love your pattern. Susan

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  6. I would love to try redwork! Thanks for the chance!

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  7. I don't want to be a greedy girl but I want that pattern! I love to embroidery and it's so easy to take and do when you're in a waiting room. We have five boys so prime rib is the meat of choice for Christmas dinner. I could just eat the finger food - looks great. Enjoy the season!!

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  8. Oh your dinner looks wonderful, I sure wish I was invited. I love Redwork and the stiching is beautiful. I would really like to win this one. Enzo is adorable I would like to give him a cuddle. Thank you

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  9. What a sweet gathering for your friends. Nice work on the arrangements. They look beautiful!
    As to the the redwork, I think your sampler here is one of my favorites. I ordered Transfer-ese after I saw it...but didn't get much further than that! would love to have the chance to stitch out this redwork :-)

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  10. What a cute sampler! :) No don't put me in the drawing. I have the 3 quilts on the clothesline from Bird Brain I need to do. I know you've said before, but where does one find Transfer Eze and how does it work? TIA!

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  11. Would love to be a winner of this embroidery pattern. Please put my name in the doggie dish.

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  12. Thanks for the redwork pattern as a prize. It's what I need so learn more embroidery stitches than the backstitch and french knots! Please put my name in the dish too!

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  13. I LOVE that pattern! What a fun pattern for redwork! :) I follow your blog :)

    homespunhandmaiden(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  14. I'm a follower. What a cute redwork pattern. Love all the different stitches represented in it. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  15. I'd love to win. I haven't tried redwork yet.

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  16. Luv your Merry and Bright table runner. I'm a huge fan of Robin Kingley's Bird Brain Patterns too......I've stitched lots of them Don't you just luv the new snowman table runner, Snow Happens.....I luv it and have it started. Thanks for the chance. Pauline

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  17. Your table is so pretty with your Merry and Bright table runner. Enzo is so cute, even if he is growling at the camera. Thanks for the opportunity to enter another of your great giveaways.

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  18. Hi Anna! Your food looked so inviting and delicious.
    LOL at Enzo, my little Honey is the same with her toys!
    Your Mum is making sure you look after those flowers the right way! She will always be close by you. :)
    I absolutely love redwork!! I was just looking at BirdBrain designs today, they also have the loveliest group of snowmen done in blue on their blog!
    'Merry Xmas from " Down Under" Sandy. :)

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  19. Wow! Everything looks wonderful! The redwork pattern is a really good one, and the food and flowers look gorgeous...and delicious! lol I'd worry too, if I were Enzo! After all....the fudge disappeared, so perhaps his new gift will too. lol

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  20. Beautiful rework! Thx for the chance.
    Merry Christmas!

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