Thursday, 10 May 2012

Happy 100 Give-a-Way!

No... it's not my birthday and I haven't been lying about my age (much) this post you're reading is my one hundredth!!

To celebrate I'm having a  'Happy 100th' Give-a-way and this is what I'm going to be sending to one of you very soon......

 
  
I'm giving away a copy of the new... hot off the press.... book from Fat Quarterly (click here to see inside) .  Not only that... I'm throwing in a couple of charm packs of  Curio by Basic Grey.  I love this fabric.  Fortunately I have plenty of it left for myself.... not that I'm greedy you understand.   How about that for a nice little bundle of quilting fun!

What could you make with the charm packs.  Well there is always one of my favourite patterns.... remember this....

its the Nanny Sharon's Picnic quilt that I pieced last year.  I still haven't got around to quilting it.... shame on me!    This quilt uses 2 charm packs and just a little yardage for the borders.  I think it would look stunning in Curio.  Of course you'll have ideas of your own.  That's the magic of quilting.

OK.... here's what you need to do to be in with a chance of winning.    It's no secret that I'm 'process' person.   I love the whole process of making things and can flit from one thing to another stitching away for all I'm worth with no concerns over when anything is going to get done.  My mum is very much a 'project' person.  She beavers diligently away on one project at a time and won't move on to another until it's finished.   Chalk and Cheese eh!

Now.... I'm curious to know who's with me and who's with my mum.   Are you a  Process or a Project person?

For one entry into the draw just leave a comment on this post telling me which you are.

If you are a follower you can have a second entry by leaving another comment telling me so.

Entries close at Midnight GMT on Thursday 17 May 2012.

So what are you waiting for......

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Have to tell you it's been a bit of a lean time for sewing around here.   Every time I find a little time to stitch I'm too darned tired and cross eyed to do anything.   Last Friday I thought I'd give myself a little break and do a bit of cross stitch.

This is it......


don't get the idea that I did all this on Friday.  Oh no!   It took me 4 whole days to stitch one hare and a pair of scissors!!  Tilly was with us for the weekend  and she didn't fare much better.  Must be something in the air over here.  Maybe Mac is right and the government are drugging everyone so that they don't revolt over the financial mess they inflicted on us.  He might have a point.  I don't suppose they want a hoard of revolting peasants messing up their nice lives do they! 

I haven't decided what the hare is going to be yet.   I like the look of that French General fabric with it.  Maybe it'll be a pin cushion.  Perhaps a needle case.  Who knows... I don't.  I did enjoy the bit of cross stitching though.   I'll be doing a bit more in future I think.

Things are looking up .... I'm having a lot of men next week!   Men to fix the conservatory roof.... a man to replace some 'blown' double glazing and a lovely man from the village who is going to put up a whole new stock fence.    I finally caved in and admitted that all these jobs are beyond the capabilities of one short.. round.. middle aged woman working mostly alone.  But I have to say it took two trips to a stress councellor to clue me in to the fact that I'm not Superwoman.   Drat.... I'll have to throw the costume away!

Maybe I'll sit with a cup of Earl Grey and a shortbread biscuit stitching while I watch them work.  Hummmm....  

Now... spare a thought for Licky Lou.  She's having a terrible week.....



  Last Friday when I went to bed I had a happy bouncy little cat.  Saturday morning she couldn't walk!  Tilly and I rushed her to the Vet who diagnosed Chronic Progressive Arthritis.  What?  Could that happen overnight?   She was given a shot of steroids and sent home with orders that I take her back if she didn't improve in a few days.   Tuesday I took her back and it was decided X.rays were needed.  Wednesday she went into 'hospital' for the day.   X rays were taken and her joints were pronounced clear of any sign of arthritis.  In fact we were told they are  'remarkable' for a cat her age.   So what was wrong.

Cystitis!!!!!

Honest... I didn't know whether to laugh or cry.   I'd spent days hovering over my precious pussy who seemed to be going downhill on roller skates.  Obviously I was thinking the very worst... that I might loose her.  Heck the vet had even hinted at it.  You can imagine my relief to get the real diagnosis.   She's still not walking properly.   It appears that her paralysis is caused by a very swollen bladder and her determination not to pee because it hurts!  Bless her.    She's on antibiotics and pain meds now and I'm on covert 'potty' duty.    Spying on a cat.... what's next I wonder!!

Heck I'd better go and give you all a break.  It's time for me to retire to my chair with a glass of wine and and an old episode of Greys Anatomy.   Peace perfect peace!

So...don't forget to enter the give-a-way and have a great week enjoying everything you do to the max..


See ya soon
Josie
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51 comments:

Gill said...

Congratulations on 100 posts!
I hope Licky Lou is improving - I love the thought of you on 'Potty Duty'!!
Like you I'm a 'process' person and always have lots of things on the go!

Gill said...

I'm a happy follower!

Raewyn said...

Ouch for poor miss Licky Lou. Congratulations on your 100th...post! You know me I'm a true blue follower and I'm also a process person... I can flit from project to project like the best of them! Have a great day - hugs.

Pat said...

Congrats on 100 posts!!
I am like you a process person. I have lots of projects on the go right now :0)
I am so glad Licky Lou will be feeling much better soon I know how hard it is when they get sick.

Pat said...

I am also a follower :0)

Jeanette said...

Congrats on 100 posts. I guess i'm a process person. I'm also a follower. So glad your gorgeous fur baby is ok. I had a fur baby go through similar a few years back & the fur baby is quite well. Hugs,

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Congratulations on "100"!! I am definitely with you. I am a process person, and I do flit from one project to another ;-D

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

And I am a follower :-)

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

I am both, just depends on my mood and goal! I like have mint projects on the go and jumping from one to another but then when I get something in my head I will just work on it till it's done....My Boy Story Quilt is a classic example at the moment ... I want to give it as a gift (really soon) so it's the only thin I'm working on at the moment!

Hope your fur baby is OK and improves. hugs

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

I am also a loyal follower :o)

marina said...

Well done on your 100th post, they are always enjoyable!
I think I am an inbetweener. I can work diligently on several projects at one time until they are all completed.
Love that little cross stitch, I have downloaded it to do 'one day'.
Glad Licky Lou's condition is treatable, poor girly.
Have fun man watching and thanks for the lovely giveaway.

marina said...

I am a follower too....

Leanne said...

I'm definately like you. A process person, I have many projects going at one time, Machine piecing during the day, stitchery projects for the evening.
I'm also a follower.

Karen said...

Ouch! Poor Licky Lou - hope she is better soon. Great to get to 100 posts. wonderful giveaway. I am a process person too - so many great things out there to have a go out - but I am trying to be a finisher this year! ha!!

Chookyblue...... said...

Happy 100th birthday.........your looking great for your age ;)....lol.....
love that quilt pattern.......
I definitely have what seems like 1000 projects on the go at once........

Anonymous said...

I'm a hopper moving from one project to another. Today I've found two more I need to get so that I can make. Sorry this is the first I've read of your blog but loved it. Hope to read more.

shez said...

hi Josie i am definatly you but i would like to be like your mum,lol and congrats on 100 wonderful and witty posts.xx

shez said...

i am also a very happy follower Josie,thankyou .xx

Kaye R said...

I am a process person, evident by over 40 projects started on my to do list. I do like finishing however whenever i start something i always say i will finish it for a particular month just never state which year....... Happy 100th blog

Kaye R said...

I am a loyal follower. Just remember you are Super Woman, it takes a strong woman to delegate. Enjoy the project end these men will give you.

Katherine said...

FIrst of all 'poor cat'! Glad it is simple to fix eventually. Did you know there are special diets for cats that get these sorts of problems. A friends cat is only allowed wet food of a special kind from the vets and no dry.

Now I am a process person for embroidery and sewing but definately a project person for knitting. Only one thing on the needles at a time is the rule here.

Katherine said...

Also a follower who would love the chance to enter again into your 100th blogoverary

Larissa said...

Lol Josie!! You ALWAYS know how to make me laugh!!! ... I SO hope Licky Lou feels better soon! Can't be much fun being so full you need to pee, but not wanting to as it is even more painful than holding on to it!! ... Congratulations on having written 100 posts! I have only just skipped past the 50 mark the other month and I just can't fathom being in the triple digits!! ... And, while I would love to be a 'project' person ... especially when I have to get something done, lol! ... I am definitely a 'process' person like you!! The day I have just one project to work on will be cause for world-wide celebration, lol!!! Huge Hugs ... to you and Licky Lou!!

Larissa said...

Also a follower ...

Sue Bone said...

I'm already a follower.

Sue Bone said...

Happy 100th and here's to another 100 more.

Sue Bone said...

Forgot to say I'm with you, definitely love to have loads of different things on the go.

Fiona said...

100 posts is a great milestone... here's to the next century.... well done... I think I am a mixture of the two... but with a greater lean to process... mostly it depends on my mood for the day!!!
Hugz

Fiona said...

... and I am a follower of your blog...
Hugz

Linda Coleman said...

I'm a process person as well, having several things on the go at once, just have to keep starting new things all the time

Linda Coleman said...

I also follow your blog Josie

rosie said...

Oh Miss Josie, I am so like you it's not funny! A process person with a fair bit of procrastination thrown in for good measure..
Your poor kitty, hope she is feeling so much better now..xx

Wendy said...

Congrats on your 100th post! Oh I would love to have these! I love those charm packs and the book looks wonderful.

Wendy said...

I am already a follower of your blog.

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Eu sou seguidora e estou adorando me divertir com você.Muito obrigada.

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Sou 'PROCESSO"um monte de coisa paral´e cá,não tem jeito.Melhoras para o seu gatinho e um bride daqui a pouco com uma taça de vinho e um peixa para o gato.Obrigada e Feliz 100 e daqui a pouco...1000.tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

lia said...

Not registered as follower but a regular reader of your blog. I hop from project to project. Congratulations! lia.vandenbrand@live.nl

Käranån said...

Congratulations on 100 posts!
I am a process person. I hope Licky Lou feels better!

Charlie and Wendy said...

Congratulations on your 100th post, love your generous give away!! And that hare is gorgeous. I think I am an in-betweener, probably really a project person but get inspired to start lots of new things! I hope Licky Lou is getting better by now. Good on you getting the men to help.

Charlie and Wendy said...

I'm definitely another of your true blue followers!

Jeanette said...

Back to say definately a follower. :) Hugs,

Raewyn said...

...comment number two....yes I am a follower!!

Tatkis said...

Congrats with your first 100 Josie!
This quilt looks so beautiful!
I'm a Process person surely :))

Glad your cat is diagnozed and hope she will be better soon!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Tatkis said...

And I'm your follower :)
Have a nice day!

Hugs,
Tatyana

barb's creations said...

Congratulations on reaching such a big milestone.I have to admit I'm a process worker,there is no wa I can just work on one project at a time.I'm very bad as I also crochet,knit,quilt,hand sew as well so have many projects that need processing in all these areas LOL :) Barb

lia said...

Hello I am Lia from the Netherlands and a regulare reader of your blog (not registered as foloower though). Like your blog and ideas and I'm taking a chance on this giveaway. lia.vandenbrand@live.nl

Diana Schmitz / Quiltecke said...

Congratulation for your first 100.
Have a nice day
Diana

gloria g. said...

Yes, I'm a process person. Have more in process than I can count. Prayers for your little (older) girl.....she will be better soon..... would love a win.....

Thanks for sharing,

gloria g. Hemingway, SC

happy in quilting

gloria g. said...

I'm a follower now, and love it!!

gloria g.

happy in quilting

Michelle said...

Congrats on your first 100!!! I am a process girl sometimes I wish I was a project girl! Enjoy your day, Michelle.

Michelle said...

Oh I forgot I am a follower also, thanks Michelle