Monday, May 31, 2010

3rd Blogging Anniversary Winners Are!!!

With the help of DH, Terry, here are the winners of the charts I am giving away.
Carolien you won the With My Needle - Within My Heart Sewing Case. Congratulations!!

Myra you won Carriage House Samplings - Black Willow Farm. Congratulations

Solstitches (Margaret in Spain) you won Sous le Soleil de la Lune. Congratulations!!

If you each could send me your mailing addresses, I will get these in the mail at the end of this week (I am working a temp job and it is 10 to 12 hours per day!!! - no time until the end of the week!!) My e-mail address is

Thank all who participated, I really appreciate your visiting my blog.

Since I am working a temp job, and then off on vacation for a month - my blogging will be very limited as will my blog reading - will be back in full force in July.

Have a wonderful week and month of June --- Roberta

Friday, May 28, 2010

Drawing on Monday

Hi all, as you probably have guessed, my life is still upside down and crazy. I am working at the local college bookstore during summer registration and I have like no time at home, plus I need to once again head down to the Orlando area to keep my daughter company on the ride down (she has a baby shower to attend for a good friend).

Also, my friend Diane and I will go to Diane's former home and finish cleaning it up and packing up what didn't make it on the the move to Georgia.

Other than that all is well, the weather here in Middle Georgia has been warm during the day and cool at nite and the yard is looking great, but Ihaven't had much time to play in it, nor have Ihad much time to stitch.

Hope to have more to share and some pictures by next weekend - enjoy the Memorial Day weekend.


Thanks for stopping by ---- Roberta

Thursday, May 20, 2010


Hi all, I am still doing the giveaway, but what I should have said was pick which chart you wish to be entered for. I am doing 3 giveaways!!

Sorry about that, I have been so busy in my day to day life, that sometimes I am not thinking straight.

So if you are interested in each chart then let me know on either this post or on the previous post or if you are interested in only one put that in your comment.

The chart list again is:

Black Willow Farm chart - Carriage House Samplings
Sous Le Soleil de la Lune chart - Reflets de Soie
Within My Heart Sewing Case - with my Needle ( I did the finishing of the model for Ellen Chester)

Drawing date is still the same and you can enter either here or on the previous post!!



Hi everyone, life is still crazy, but needed to pop onto my blog because today is my 3rd ANNIVERSARY OF BLOGGING.

I have 3 little gifts to give away

Black Willow Farm chart - Carriage House Samplings
Sous Le Soleil de la Lune chart - Reflets de Soie
Within My Heart Sewing Case - with my Needle ( I did the finishing of the model for Ellen Chester)

I will post some pictures of these within the next few days.

I wanted to do something to thank those of you who visit and any new visitors that stop by.

Please enter on this entry only so that I will make sure everyone's name will be put into the drawing.

I will pull the winners names on the 31st of May.

Thanks for stopping by, I love blogging and reading everyones blogs - one learns so much about life, stitching, shopping, cooking, gardening, knitting and whatever. I am a sponge and I am a people person so blogging is just a great venue for me.

Have a great day and weekend. ----------- Roberta

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Lots to tell - no pictures!!

Hi all, Sorry for not being around and so much for my New Year's Resolution to keep up with my blog weekly!!

April was a busy month spending the weekends at different places = Atlanta with friends to attend a beading gathering, a few days later lunch at the Swan Restaurant and a tour at the History Center with the sampler group. We visited there storage area where antique clothing, furnishings, and some samplers were being preserved. Quite an interesting set up, with the way they do the lighting (low), air conditioning and the wrapping/covering of articles.

Then the next weekend was the neighborhood yard sale, which was a huge success and it was amazing how much of our clothing that sold, usually do not sell that much of that.

Moving onto the 4th weekend of the month was a Stitching Beach Retreat at Santa Rosa Beach in Florida, this was quite a fun event - each stitcher had to bring 4 WIPS and each one was numbered 1-4. Every morning after breakfast you picked a card and whatever number you picked that was the project you stitched on. Then after lunch the same thing. We did have time for shopping - there is a great outlet mall, an outdoor high end mall and many antique shops nearby - way too much to do. No stitching shops, however, but there were 2 knitting shops a bit of a drive away.

Now the nice part about this weekend other than looking out to the Gulf of Mexico, stitching, eating (lots of snacky things), laughing and fellowship, is that each meal is prepared by a small group of the attendees. I was with the 3 gals I drove down with and we prepared Saturday lunch, which was salad with lots of goodies to put into it.

It was a great 4 days and was home long enough to get the laundry done and the house back in order - then off again to Columbus, GA to a workshop with Sherry Jones of Patrick's Wood. We put together the pocket for Hare Pyns and then we prepared part of the finishing for Fair Charlotte which is another little sewing pouch.

In between all of this, we are sitting in the bleachers for our daughter soft ball games - she works at Geico Insurance and is on team.

Today, DH and I head down to Florida to help our friend Diane and her Mom, Mildred, move to Macon. This will be great that they will be close, both are avid stitchers.

So if that was not enough - start work once again at the college bookstore for 3 weeks, which is good!! because after that DH, Terry and I are heading to ITALY AND FRANCE!!!

Yes, we are going to Italy where DH has been invited to make a presentation on "Developing a progressive IT curriculum" for college students. I am so out of control about this and have been this past several weeks.

After the presentation, we will take the train to France and will stop to visit with a dear internet friend in Vichy and then off to Paris for a few days.

We have tapes/CD's on how to learn Italian and French - a quick course - I am hoping this older brain will absorb some of these languages.

Well, I need to go and finish loading the car for out trip to Florida - I hope to pop in now and then with some pictures and some stitching news. I have been good about stitching, beading, quilting, or knitting everyday. I do try to do one of these things daily in hopes that some things will finally get finished!!

If you made it this far - Thank you- I hope to be better at keeping in touch - I have been trying to keep up with my blogger friends, but I have not been leaving messges, but know I do love to read what everyone is doing and working on.

Until next time - Which I am hoping will be my 3 Anniversary Giveaway!!!!

Have a great weekend everyone --- thankyou for visiting. ==== Roberta