Wednesday, June 10, 2009

500 posts - can you belive it!!! A prize arrives!

I noticed that I reached 500 posts yesterday and just can not believe I have written so many posts. When I started this blog a couple of years ago I had no idea I would still be enjoying and babbling along into cyber space AND that anyone would be interested in anything I had to say EVER!!! I guess that so long as things move along at an even pace and there are not too many bumps in the road I will keep chit chatting about things that pop into my head or out of the needle!!

Yesterday brought a couple of packages in the mail. On of them was a bunch of floss' I needed for some Christmas Prezzies - you got that - I wrote Christmas Prezzies!! If I don't get myself situated now and start a'stitchin' there is no way in the world that I will have anything completed by the time December rolls around. With all the exchange stuff I love to do and extra things I want to stitch for folks I need to get moving on those Yuletide deadlines. I wonder if it is only me or is anyone else looking that far forward?? Those floss's that came still astonish me - as I always wonder that with already having so many choices in the stash pile - that I still need to get more colours for projects - what's with that??

The mail also brought a great prize I won from Cindy - she was having a great give away of charts and I won a PS chart I had loaned out that just never made it back to me - but those are the chances you take when you loan something out I guess!!

I was so happy to get this as I really like this chart and have done a few.

The stitching last night was all exchange related once again.

There where a couple of flicks last night on TCM - with the on going Director Tribute it was Fred Zinnemanns turn - they showed "Oklahoma" - 1955 - his only musical film - starring Shirley Jones and Gordon MacRea. I love this musical and have seen it many times - I can highly recommend it!! This was followed by another super film "From Here to Eternity" - 1953 - starring Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift and playing against type Donna Reed and Deborah Kerr - another stupendous film that I really enjoy!! This is turning out to be a super month on TCM.

Thanks for stopping by!! I really appreciate all the nice comments !!!

Take care,


staci said...

How serendipitous that you should win a chart that was never returned to you, congrats!

CarolG said...

I am also starting on my Christmas prezzies...I like to make ornaments for my sisters and sisters-in-law each year and some of my nieces and nephews. Maybe every other year I make for people at work and I used to make for people at my husband's work (he's retired now so no more of that YAY) so I have to get started early and even at that I am always scrambling in early December. i think last year I made about 20 ornaments - and last year I was obsessed with beading around the edges of each one....I think I will skip that this year...too much time involved.

Berit said...

Congrats on so many blogs! We are all having a great time hearing from you--and we want updates on the lives and times of those city chickens! ;)

Wouldn't it be nice to think that something had your back--God or Karma or whatever you like (Is there a God of Stitching--Maybe it's Arachne...). It's so good to hear that a chart you loaned out "came back", albeit in another form.

Alf N Stitches said...

I look forward to reading your blog Monday through Friday! I love seeing your stitching and hearing about your sale finds and also your movie reviews! Please, don't stop! You are the first blog I look at everyday! I think you are great!

Carol R said...

Congratulations on 500 posts and on your chart win from Cindy. I won one too on the same giveaway. How awful that someone would borrow a chart and not return it.

Jennifer/OH said...

Happy 500th!! You know, that's one of the few PS charts that I DON"T have!!!

missy said...

CONGRATULATIONS on the 500 posts. Before you know it you will hit the 1000th mark.
From Here to Eternity is a film I could watch over and over!!

Shelleen said...

I love Oklahoma!!

Nancy said...

I really need to visit your blog on a regular basis instead of stopping by now and then. Your stitching stories are always so upbeat, and I love reading your movie reviews.

Your Blackbird Designs sampler is gorgeous!

Carol said...

Wow! Christmas in the air already? I need tips on how to get things stitched so quickly as you seem to do. I just don't have enough time in the day (work interferes with a lot of fun)! We have a auction here in the Phoenix area every November in which we donate hand made ornaments, with all of the proceeds going towards finding a breast cancer cure. I have never donated yet, and would like to this year, so any tips to help a slow stitcher get going? Glad you won the chart! Carol E

Cindy F. said...

wow! 500 posts is incredible!

I was thinking the same thing...time to start on those Christmas presents;)

I'm so happy you won the PS chart! Good things happen to good people:) (((HUGS)))