It's been a great week and I wouldn't change any of it, but I am so grateful for a Sunday afternoon with nothing to do but relax, catch up on blogging, and spend some quality time with my needle and thread.
I have had lots of homework, social obligations, fun times with friends, homework, physical therapy and regular work - it's been quite a whirlwind.
Saturday I helped my friend Tiffany with her yard sale - I got some wonderful goodies - pictures later. We had a fun day and she got rid of a lot of stuff - which was her goal.
I was quite honored to receive an award from Jolene. Thanks so much dear friend - what a delightful surprise this was.
Now, I am supposed to list 10 things that make me happy and pass this on to ten people.
Things that bring me happiness:
1. My family and my sweet, sweet, Smokie
2. Long talks on the phone with my brother, Shawn.
3. Spending time with my nieces & nephew - Matthew, Ana, Abby
4. The time I spend with my friends - I love girltime.
5. My good health
6. Long walks with a good book playing on my Zune
7. Road trips - to anywhere!
8. Cross stitching
9. The wonderful friendships I have formed thru my blog
10. Antiquing, meandering thru thrift stores, estate sales, etc.
This is always the hardest part as there are so many wonderful people & wonderful blogs - I decided to pass this on to 10 new blogs I have just recently discovered in the past two weeks – hopefully you will stop by and visit them as well…
I also received a wonderful award from Melissa awhile ago but failed to put it on my blog - Melissa you are such a dear friend - thanks for the award! The award rules are to list seven interesting things about yourself and to pass this award on to seven people. Well, I have already done this once and won’t bore you all again but feel free to go here 7 & 7 - Melissa, I hope you don't mind.
Andrea (Deep Fried Cupcakes) won Terri’s giveaway and generously offered one of the charts she received as a giveaway. I was the lucky winner (happy dance) - I was so excited to receive this fabulous chart. Andrea, thanks again for sharing your win - I am most grateful!
I also received a wonderful surprise package from my friend, Deb - thanks so much Deb!
And, I was able to nab one of Tanya's wonderful, wonderful handpainted sets - isn't it just lovely!
Tanya, it is even more amazing in person than on screen.
Stop by and visit with Edgar of Blacksheep's Bit of the Web and wish him a happy blogiversary and congratulate him on his 700th post. He is having a giveaway in celebration of this momentous occasion.
I hope you have a wonderful week! Thanks so much for stopping by and for leaving such wonderful comments - I am truly grateful.
Have a wonderful week and happy stitching!