Sunday, 9 August 2009

Post Number 200 and a Surprise Giveaway

This is my 200th post since joining the world of stitching bloggers.
As a thankyou to all of you who have been so encouraging and inspirational during that time I am offering a surprise giveaway. No snaps - I did say surprise :-)

If you would like to be in the draw please leave a comment on this post and on Wednesday 12 August at 7pm local time my "half deaf half blind" elderly Mother will draw one name.

Currently I am stitching on the Quaker RR organised by Edgar - I am loving my choice of Bleeding Heart red and the antique mocha fabric and this is a pleasure stitch. I also have the threads and fabric organised for the Gingerbread Cookie Ornament, a freebie from Victoria Sampler.

It has been a fine weekend here so I was out in the garden digging and getting everything ready for Spring planting. My harvest of broccli and silverbeet made the work so worthwhile and I still have the broadbeans and leeks to come. Next I will plant more broccli, some capsicums, red beet, basil, lettuce greens and perhaps some radishes. Yes, Spring is in the air and Summer is just around the corner.

Have a good week everybody.


  1. Your RR start is looking lovely. The red is beautiful! Sounds like you are enjoying the time in the garden. How wonderful to harvest so many veggies!

    I'd love to be entered for your giveaway...200 posts. Wow!! :)

  2. Oh don't! We have Autumn in the air and our summer has stunk...rain, rain and more rain. I feel seriously conned!
    I have just discovered your blog..a happy discovery, and would love to join in your giveaway.
    Thank you and congrats on the 200 posts!

  3. Congrats on your 200th post!
    Love that RR, i love reds

  4. I would love to enter this surprise giveaway....

    your RR looks nice....perfect choice of colour

  5. What a beautiful red! I don't think I've ever seen a more beautiful shade. Congrats on your 200th post! My 200th is just about a month away. I'd love to be including in your drawing. Thanks!

  6. Your RR is beautiful - such a gorgeous shade of red - I can't wait to stitch on this one!

    Congratulations on your 200th post. Please enter me into your surprise giveaway!

  7. Congrats on your 200th post! Love the start of your Quaker RR, red is my favorite color. Please enter me in your giveaway.


  8. Your RR piece looks great
    Pleae enter me in your drawing

  9. Congratulations on 200 posts!

    I had to look up what silverbeet was.

  10. Congratulations on your 200th post! I would love to enter your surprise give-away, thank you!

    Anticipating Spring is so much fun. We're 'winding down' to Fall here!

  11. please enter me in your draw. wow 200 posts you must have been a busy lady

  12. 200th post well done, I think I am nearing my 100th soon. Pls enter me in your surprise giveaway.

  13. I too am nearing my 200th. I'll have to do the same.

    Please include me.

  14. Congrats Margaret on 200 posts! That is an accomplishement (as is all the stuff you've posted about!)

    I'm hoping that your sweet Mother draws my name!!!

  15. You have made a great start to your RR and I really love the colour.

    Congratulations on the 200th post!

  16. The start on the RR is lovely!!! Congrats on your 200th posting!! I would love to be entered in your giveaway.

  17. Congratulations on #200! I truly
    enjoy your blog. Please kindly enter me in the surprise.
    (your mother must have a great
    sense of humor!!)
    Best wishes....

  18. Margaret, Please enter me in your drawing.

  19. Congratulations on your 200th post ! I would love to be included in your surprise giveaway !
    Thank you :)

  20. Love your work on your RR.its beautiful in the red.And your garden sounds great.Thanks for sharing with all of us. And i would like to enter your give away too please. I love chances to win surprises.hehehe. Terry N

  21. Congratulations, Margaret! I so enjoy seeing your projects, and you are such an inspiration to anyone who loves to stitch.

    Please enter me in the giveaway. Have a great week.