Wednesday, April 22, 2009

I won!

A couple days ago I posted about the online Needlework show and mentioned that you should check it out because there were lots of doorprizes. Well, guess who won one?

Yippee- that means *I* did! In fact I won TWO charts of my choice from The Needle's Notion which is a new design company to me. I am getting two charts which are garden-themed band samplers- the Liberty Garden shown here on the left, and Home Grown show HERE. I already know for whom I eventually want to stitch them- exciting as winning new charts is, I am NOT starting anything new (besides the ones I just started, lol!) until I complete the 3 SALs I am in.

There is also news in the stamping world that I am very happy about. The Stampsmith has started a BLOG! Estelle's stamps are so wonderful and such fun and I am so glad that, hopefully, with a blog they will get much more attention. Check it out for terrific photo-style stamps. BTW- there is also a design team call there!

Another good place to check out today is The Cottage Studio. Etha has done some cards using Shimmer Papers and her post today is not only gorgeous to looks at, but she has included lots of tips and hints for working with the Shimmer Paper in a variety of ways.

I got one of those queasy stomach, can't stand noise, light, or fragrances, seeing the flashing lights and losing normal vision migraines earlier today. Took a pill, waited for the short window when I could see clearly before round 2 started, left school and came home to bed. Vision is back to normal and the headache is now dull (although still VERY much there) and managable. I had planned to start Aury's sampler tonight and hope I feel well enough to do so later.

I think I'll spend a little more time horizontal- dinner will be late tonight.


Anonymous said...

Congrats on the win...and hope the headache/migrane stays AWAY!
Dancingly Denise

Lisa L. said...

The Liberty Garden is such a cool stitchery! It must feel good to win a prize.

Take care of yourself my friend.

Suzanne said...

Congrats on the win and sorry you are not feeling well....hope the head ick is soon gone.

mollymoo951 said...

Congratulations on the win. I hope you are feeling better, soon!

Cindy said...

Congrats!!! Love the chart...going to have to check them out.

Yoyo said...

Congratulations. The Needlework show is always such fun, but winning a door prize makes it all the more so. I love the Liberty Garden, great choice.

Believe it or not, my migraine cure (and mine are horrible!!!!!) is soft-serve-ice-cream. Half a small cone and I will be 'liveable' again most, not all, of the time. I pass this cure around all the time too, and I've found it works for about 60% of migraine sufferers. Works best taken right at the start of symptoms. Give it a try, if it doesn't work you're out about a buck and a few calories, if it does work --- well, you know the answer to that one. Note: does not work with ice cream, frozen yogurt, or soft serve brought home and kept in your freezer.

Shirley said...

Thanks for the tip on the techniques at Etha's. Congratulations on your terrific win too! Also, I was just looking at the started needlework in my drawers too. Ha! So sorry about your headaches.