Sunday, September 04, 2011

Frustration and a giveaway..

First the frustration- I have been working alot on Summer House, really wanted to get it finished.. had left spots open for beads instead of stitches to add a nice touch.  Well I get to my beads and realized I had not really planned well and now I need to buy almost all my beads before I finish.   The local place I buy my beads is about 30 min. away and closes before I get off work, and I am sure she is closed tomorrow(though I might double check) so it will be another week or two before I can finish. Darn it! Anyway here is where I am at-
Looks like I will be working on "Beach Cottage" tonight instead! Oh well.. I like that one too. :)

I had mentioned a giveaway several posts back and then I kind of forgot about it- I apologize!  So given that fall is just around the corner, I thought I'd better post it- it is for an older pattern- Bent Creek's Cat O' Lantern-
Please leave a comment on this post only, with a way I can reach you- email, or if you have a blog and a contact link is in your profile that's fine too.  I will draw at the end of the week. :)
Other than that the weekend has been fairly uneventful- yesterday afternoon I took a long nap, probably alot longer than I should have. ;) I also took David to the library.  Today the kids and I watched "Tinkerbell and the Great Fairy Rescue"  after church and lunch. Cute movie!  Then Rob and I went to Sam's Club to look at some things- they had a great deal going on today- you could upgrade to a Plus membership for $17.58 instead of the usual $100. They also have something new(I think it's new-haven't been there much lately) called evalues, if you have the plus membership.  It's kind of like coupons that are loaded to your card. For instance, today they had a 3-lb container of grapes for $4.98 but with the evalues you got $2.00 off at the check out.  Great deal for our family, cause we all love grapes! I don't know if we will be able to renew next year though cause I really don't think I will want to pay $100. ;)  I think they are doing it through tomorrow so if you have a Sam's membership you may want to call your local Sam's and see if they're doing it. It has some other benefits as well, especially if your Sam's has optical and a pharmacy.
No big plans for Labor Day here- may go to zumba in the morning- our Y is closed so us zumbaholics are gonna zumba in the parking lot. :) Then later gotta go grocery shopping.. but that's about it I think! Hopefully I'll get a lot of stitching and/or reading in tomorrow!


GoldenAngelsWorks said...

So sorry you are having trouble getting the beads you need.

Please include me in your giveaway.
Thank you.

Linda said...

Hi, Sorry about the bead problem. I'm not brave enough to do anything with beads.

Please enter me in your giveaway.


Mouse said...

ohh noooo what a shame to have to go to your shop and gets some stash ;) .... lol ... would love to be included in your give away :)and Zumba in the park way to go girl ... :) love mouse xxxx

Robin said...

Sorry for your frustration. The creative moods seldom coincide with store hours. Rats! Your stitching looks great. Hope you have your beads soon. Please include me in your Cat-o-lantern giveaway.


Babs in Alabama said...

I have felt your frustration myself many times. Is your shop closed on labor day like mine is?
Would love to be in your giveaway :)

Pointed Stitcher said...

Summer House is beautiful, sorry about the beads. But it will look great when they're on.

Nancy in IL said...

Summer House is gorgeous without the beads, Tracey, but I know just how much beads add to Brooke's designs, adn they're so MUCH fun to add and admire. The Beach Cottage is a nice one to have to work on anyway. Love those CCN designs! I see you're a die-hard Brooke fan with your alphabet coming along. Very impressive!

Love the fall design and have never seen it - just one of the golden oldies I admire!

Nancy (email address in my blog profile)

Rhonda Polk said...

OH YES--- love the Autumn weather---so would you please add me to your little give-away....

I don't have a blog except for -wordpress and don't know it right off hand. so will give you my e-mail address instead.

love your alphabet that you have going on-

your project looks good even without the beads added on at the moment, sure it looks different close up. but a nice piece anyways.

Susan Malone said...

Very interesting blog reading. I'd love to be entered in the contest giveawy. The pattern is really cute and I'd love to win!

Susan Malone

Astrid's dragon said...

First - did you zumba in the parking lot?! That would have been fun!

Maybe by the time you head back to the shop for your beads, you'll need something else to make it worth it. But when is it ever not worth it?!

Please include me in you Cat O'Lantern giveaway - I love both cats and pumpkins!

Miss LindaLee said...

I would love to win the Pumpkin chart! It's so cute and I love autumn and all the colors. You can reach me at


Mary Joan said...

Sorry to hear you are having trouble getting the beads, just when you need them.

Please include me in your giveaway.

Happy Stitching

Mary Joan

"pappi puikoissa" said...

If it's still possible, please, enter me in your giveaway.

Sorry to hear about troubles, but the cross stitch is beatiful, so far. Hope you get anything you need for it!

g-girl said...

Summer House looks great. Hope you were able to get some beads!

Two more great books!

No new stitching progress as these two books have had me wrapped up- two more that I did not want to put down! Received this from NetGall...