Tuesday, August 17, 2010

100th post giveaway

Wait don' t file a missing persons report...................
Betty already did that when I missed a chicks meeting the other night, but things came up and the tomatoes called and they wouldn't wait, up till midnight canning tomatoes and salsa.
I am not missing, just incredibly busy, no "extra" time, no blog time, feel like I have been running a marathon here and there, doing this and that for the last 2 weeks..........for those who know me well, you will be shocked I fell asleep by 10:30, 2 different nights this weekend...........my body said "enough is enough" and with stitching in my lap, fell asleep...........missed most  all of the postings this weekend but did not stab myself with the needle or poke myself with the scissors, lol!!!  I did pop in to check email a couple of times during normal hours, but only for a few minutes. Tried to check on a few postings but time was very short, there was something always on stove, or grandkids needing something, most of the time a referee, lol!  I am going to have to go back to see what I missed that all of you are doing.  Bet I missed some real good things.

Well this is my 100th post, and I'm not off to a good start, but hopefully it will get better by the time I get to the bottom.  To start it off I'm having a Monday on a Tuesday, which will be Wednesday for some of you that are sleeping pretty shortly...............arrrrghhhhhh B-(
I just couldn't seem to get enough time this weekend to get it written, same for yesterday. Sorry!

So first, THANK YOU!!!!  Thank you for becoming my new internet friends, I have met lot of new friends far and wide. Laughed, giggled, shared stories, shared the heartache with some you who've lost those near and dear to you.  Worried when not every thing in your world was not right.  I have seen so many wonderful things. Blogland has offered me the opportunity to learn, share what I know and observe the most wonder array of design and art from all over the world,  I am in awe of the things that you do.
Lastly, Thank you to all who voted for my snowman quilt this past weekend.   I really appreciated it.  Congratulations to Terri who won with her Polka Dot Girls, a very nice quilt with such cute stitcheries. 
My posts get wordy enough, I'll try to keep it short!!(famous last words, lol)

Now on to my Monday Mystery Project HOW #2, a day late!



and just to let you know that I wasn't just sitting around.............I worked on this Thursday
A Dawn Hay Frosty Flakes with no hexies, just stitching.
and on Saturday shopping for a blender sashing for below and groceries and cleaning,
  Sunday imbetween canning, cleaning and refereeing kids this.............
8.75 blocks of 16 for baby quilt for D #1 who wanted a non traditional baby quilt as a gift for a friend.
A BIG THANKS TO MY BLOG TWIN
 CYNDI from Ohio who is having a giveaway too, go see her here: http://bluebirdswing.blogspot.com/2010/08/time-for-my-august-give-away.html  tell her I said HI!!!!
for sending me some beautiful blues, greens and browns from her stash cleanout.  Several in that pile of goodies will help me complete this quilt.  Those pieces of fabric, plus some others I was using, a couple of bags and an unused computer keyboard also allowed the little girls to play "fabric store" spreading out bits of scraps on every available flat surface in the down stairs living room for an hour or two without any fighting, Thank you Cyndi for some peace and quiet (now they are refolded and back in one pile)!!!!!  Glad I didn't have to buy fabric at their store, she wanted 5.00 for one jelly roll size strips, $50.00 for a FQ, lol!!

and we did more, more, more of this...... picking, washing, slipping skins and canning tomatoes................ we have been up to our elbows in tomatoes since July.....
This shelf is a new addition to my daughter's storage closet.  Her garden exloded this year with tomatoes and peppers.  And this year she tried her hand at canning.  The top shelf is all pickled peppers, gypsies, salsa (what tag said-not sure what variety are, but they are mild, like green banana peppers, and no we did not pick them early.  They turn orangey, not yellow, if you leave them a long time), jalapenos, habaneros and jars of mixed peppers except for 6-7 quarts of pickles which have just started to produce now that summer is towards an end.  The 2 midddle shelves are all salsa, the rest is juice.  There are more tomatoes in the freezer.  Occasionally we didn't have time to can all that was ready, so we slipped the skins on the tomatoes, pureed and froze them to make salsa later. (they are salsa fanatics, but you can use it in taco soup or chili (it's spicy like rotel, without the chunks).  Last year they made 3 batches all summer.  But they liked it so well, her husband bought more plants this year!!!  Unfortunately he has been working in Oklahoma most of the summer and has missed out on the canning, but 2 weeks ago he was home and did all the salsa in the box (22 pints? I think) and 6 quarts of tomato juice by himself while we were at work.  He just left the mess to clean up...............  :-) ???  

Then there's this...................the ornaments I have been working on so far of mine and Dawn's.
oops, a couple are missing....don't worry, will find them, probably just out of picture range.

I am making 2 sets of my HOW ornaments. AND.........Because they are so much fun, I am making several sets of Dawn's Frosty Flakes blocks, half into ornaments, some sets with hexies, some sets without hexies  just the stitching.  Both in red and blue and maybe a few other colors????.   By the time I'm done there will be quite a few.
 So this is my 100th post giveaway gift. 
Drawing closes at midnight on the Saturday after Dawn posts her last Frosty flakes post with the completion directions and I will draw a name sometime that Sunday. Dawn's last post which should be about 6 weeks I think(9 weeks-2 already posted, and a new one will post tonight-oops she posted it already!!!!) I will draw the name of someone to receive a set of her blocks and all of the ornaments,both hers and my HOW ornaments.  You can watch the progress on my blog.  So this will be a long deadline, but ornaments are fun and the frosty flake blocks are just so cute, who wouldn't want to wait.  
 For those who don't stitch, an opportunity to have a set of Dawn's Frosty Flakes blocks (you can assemble them into what ever she is making and the ornaments, her patterns and mine.  For those who do stitch...........a really full tree, lol !! ( or GIFTS to pass along to someone else.  NO SELLING Them!!!!!)

On your comment, let me know if you prefer red or blue!!!
BUT YOU MUST HAVE A RETURN EMAIL ADDRESS, OR EMAIL ME YOUR ADDRESS!
If you leave a comment and don't get a return confimation later, then your comment came to me as a "no reply" comment, and will be thrown out. I don't have time to try to track down an email, some are impossible. If you don't get a confirmation within 24 hours, come back again and leave a message with an email or just email me.   buzzcyndi at yahoo dot com

For a second chance, become a follower and leave a second comment with an email address.  If you are already a follower send me a second comment stating so, and some of you need to leave an email address too!! 
For a third chance go to Dawn's blog to check her cute things and leave a comment on one of her Frosty Flakes posts saying what ever you feel like telling her but include somewhere in your comment "I came here from Cyndi's".  Then come back here and post a third comment. 

Remember giveaway drawing closes at midnight the Saturday after Dawn's LAST FROSTY FLAKES post with the directions on how to complete the blocks and I will draw on that Sunday.  Good Luck, I'll be stitching away. 
This giveaway has ended and comments closed, winner was Paulette D of "Sweet P Quilting"


It's been fun these last few months...................here's to a 10000 more, read ya later!!!!! Cyndi

52 comments:

  1. Oh, my Cyndi you made me tired just reading your post. lol All I've been doing is going around and around a field in a tractor. It is such a busy time of year with the garden kicking in too. Congratulations on your 100th post! I love the little hexagon ornaments. I would love to win some red ones. I haven't made any, but they are on my to do list. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity. I love reading your posts. Take care Hugs......

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  2. I am a long time follower. I like your new header and photo. :)

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  3. Girl, you have been so busy between all you have been doing you make the rest of look lazy. lol
    If I was to win all those great ornaments I think I would like them in red.

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  4. I am back from visiting Dawn's blog for my 3rd entry. Love the new green one she just did.

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  5. whew...I need a nap...you have been very busy!

    I would love to win a set of the red...

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  6. Hey Cyndi! I know how you feel...I'm really busy too and feeling guilty because I haven't had much time to read my favorite blogs or answer comments or e-mails. Trying to get things made for that Craft Fair in November!

    I'm so happy that you were able to use some of those fabrics, and what you couldn't use for the quilt the girls were able to play with! My, they are ambitious with their pricing...don't they know we're in a recession?! LOL!!!

    Y'all have really been busy with the canning. I wish we would have had that many tomatoes...but we enjoyed them while we had them!

    If I were to win your give away, I would love the red! :o)

    Thanks for the opportunity, and I'll be watching as you continue making these cuties!

    XOXO,

    Cyndi

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  7. And I'm a long-time follower, too!

    XOXO,

    Cyndi

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  8. You sound like you are super busy - even your writing style sounds like you're in a hurry. Lots getting done though. I'm jealous of all your tomatoes, what a wonderful crop. I love the sewing as well. I would choose red if I won - I love red!

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  9. And I checked out Dawn's blog again and said hi to her from you. I've actually been following along her designs and saving them. No time to stitch any yet...

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  10. Hey Cyndi glad to hear that you are still among us. LOL. You have been one busy girl. I love your hexies. If I were to win I think I would prefer the red, however your blue ones are adorable.

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  11. I have been following you since the first day I started blogging. Thanks for offering the giveaway.

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  12. Congratulations on your 100th post! I prefer blue.

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  13. Congratulations on your 100th post. My favorite color is blue.

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  14. Congratulations!! Love the ornaments!! Such a sweet give away!! Thanks for the chance to win!
    Paulette

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  15. red, no blue. no red.. no blue! OK, Blue.. (they are all so cute). Claire

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  16. Hi Cyndi...congratulations on 100 posts!! And also on your gorgeous stitcheries... I have been following them (and you!!) for some time. If I were to win, I would love the Christmas red - they are so cute!

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  17. I'm a new blogger and just discovered your blog. Love it. I've never made a hexie but I'm about to give it a try. Thanks for the chance to win some.

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  18. I visited Dawn's blog and am following her too. This is sooooo much fun. lol from Michigan

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  19. I'm a new follower. Please let me know if I am not showing up as a new follower. Not sure if I am doing everything the right way. This blogging is mind boggling. lol

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  20. Hi Cyndi and congrats on your 100th post!
    I love your stitching - thanks for the great giveaway.
    butler83 at aol dot com

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  21. I am already a follower.
    If I win I would love the set in red. Thanks!
    butler83 at aoldot com

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  22. I also went to Dawn's blog and left a lovely message. I have been downloading the frosty friends to stitch later and follower her blog.
    thanks again for the giveaway
    butler83 at aoldot com

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  23. I love visiting your blog! Congrats on your 100th post. My fave color is BLUE!

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  24. Congratulations on your 100th post. I prefer red. I'm so glad I found your cute designs. Thanks!

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  25. I just visited Dawn's site and left a comment on design #8.

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  26. Hah! I found it Cyndi...your 100th ost that is! Your site is so full of fantastic things to try, I wish I had more time!

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  27. I am already a follower on my blog....I even figured out how to get your button!

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  28. Wow, Cyndi I was just over to Dawn's blog...she does some amazing creations too ! I love the aqua flake, I am having an aqua and brown thing lately! I forgot to mention that I like the blue and my email incase it still doesn't show in my blog is: 12apronstrings@gmail.com
    Thanks!

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  29. Almost missed this your giveaway, if I win I would like the red Frosty Flakes! You've done such a great job. Why do I keep thinking of Tony the Tiger?!?

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  30. I love your posts, and I would love to win the red Frosty Flakes, they are lovely.

    Thanks for the chance!

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  31. Hi, I've just become your newest bestest blogging buddy!!!

    I'll join your giveaway and thank you for joining in my first exchange!

    Looklslike you have a lot of fun ornies on your blog already!!

    Huggers!!!

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  32. I am so thrilled that you're at the 100 post mark ... that means I get to go back and catch up! Love everything I've seen so far ... can't wait to see more!

    jfquilts@gmail.com

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  33. And I am a follower ... have been since I found you!

    jfquilts@gmail.com

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  34. Red! I'm so challenged by directions. Red.

    jfquilts@gmail.com

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  35. Thank goodness for the Fall Into Fall Giveaway! I would have missed this awesome giveaway because I would not have found your blog!!!

    Please include me and my favorite color between the 2 is red but my hubby is a die hard UNC fan so I better pick blue should I be lucky enough to win. :)

    alliesgrandma at earthlink.net

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  36. I am now your newest follower! I love finding blogs that have awesome content!

    alliesgrandma at earthlink.net

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  37. I went over to dawn's site and saw the photo of her Frosty Flakes quilt...That is really pretty!

    alliesgrandma at earthlink.net

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  38. I am a new follower!

    jenisakiatgmaildotcom

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  39. I would love to put the blue set on my Christmas tree! Thanks for the chance. Those are some really beautiful ornaments!

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  40. I checked out Dawn's awesome Frosty Flake quilt! So beautiful!

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  41. I'm so glad I found your blog yesterday - I'm having a great time reading and downloading HOW files - both the read and the blue sets are just beautiful! I went to Dawn's blog too - Frosty Flakes is breathtaking!

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  42. A-ha found the post!! Just hope I'm not too late - DOH!!!! Beautiful giveaway Cyndi - an absolute dream! :-)

    Hugs sweetie!! Vikki xo :-)

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