Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Winners, winnings and more winning.

I know I am a day late with this announcement. The reason why will be mentioned a little later. So without further ado here is the announcement you have all been waiting for. I made two lists, on for each giveaway, and then used Random Generator to find the winners.

The winner of the DMC "Think Pink" kit is number 25-- MAGGEE !!
The winner of the Just Cross Stitch magazines id number 9---LIBBIE!!

I emailed both ladies yesterday and will be getting their prizes out to them asap. Congratulations Maggee and Libbie! And thank you all so very much for entering and for your kind and generous comments. I was so tickled that so many of you entered my giveaway. 112 comments!!! Wow! 37 comments were entries for the magazines. 63 were for the DMC kit. The others were just because comments. Rory's pirate costume seems to have been a hit.

Speaking of Rory (and don't I always?) we had another busy show weekend. (and the reason why I am a day late with my giveaway announcement.) It actually stared Friday when I finally had gotten paid so I could call the oil company to come fix the hot water. I had been washing my hair in cold (shiver) water all week but Rory needed his bath before Saturdays show and I just couldn't bathe him in cold water! The oil guy shows up at 9AM. Takes an hour to clean the furnace and blow out the pipes or whatever else they do. $130.35 for an hours work! Okay, he says I now have hot water. Hey, it is early so I did some house work and a load of laundry. Around noon I take Rory down to my grooming area in the basement. (I need to trim his ears and neck before the bath.) Guess what? No hot water! The oil burner light is on telling me it isn't working. I press the button and it turns on for 30 seconds and pops off again. So it is back to the phone to tell them my hot water burner is out again. The send someone back and it is now 3PM. An hour and $200.96 later I have hot water back. I can't tell you how much I was looking forward to a nice long hot shower after cold sponge bathes all week. But first I needed to run to the grocery store. Back home and give Rory his bath. Blow him dry and put his towel on to help keep his coat clean until the next day. Now it is time for dinner and then I need to finish packing since we will be gone overnight. I'm all finished by 9 and ready to collapse. Especially since I know I need to get up around 3AM to be on the road by 4AM to be at the show grounds by 7-7:30 AM.

Saturday dawns half an hour before we reach out destination. All goes well for ringtime at 10:45 AM. Rory behaves for the most part and takes his class. A fair showing for us both. The rest of the day is spent visiting with friends, getting Rory's grooming touched up, watching his cousin go in the group and then calling it an early day and checking into the motel to crash. (As you can see Rory was so tired he didn't even want to get off the bed!)
Sunday morning we are on the show grounds by 7. Exercising and getting Rory ready for ring time. He goes in at 9:30. I'm feeling good, he is raring to go. Our class is called. The judge tells me to take him around the ring. Off we go.......Wow! Ooops! Ouch! No! Down I go! Instead of Rory running to my left I let out a little extra lead and he ran RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME!!! There was no way I could stop and I fell right over him. Landing on my right shoulder and rib cage. And never letting go of the lead! The judge was as nice as could be. I didn't stop to think but got up and started all over. This time I made sure to keep the lead short. Rory and I finished our turn without any further fuss. Except to my pride. All I could think of was that it was a good thing I had tights on. Embarrassing moment 101. We came home from the two shows with two more blue ribbons but no more points. It looks like we have more practicing to do. I am okay. Much better today than I was yesterday. A little sore but okay. And with luck that will be gone by this coming weekend when we have another show on Sunday, Halloween.

Here is the other winning news making this a pretty good week, except for the fall. I am sure most of spent a few minutes at the Online Needlework Show this past weekend. It had started on Thursday and I know I tried to enter as many of the doorprize contests as possible. Some I even managed to enter a couple of days. And guess what? I won one! I won a doorprize from Of Generations Past. They have a few lighthouse type patterns that I know I can do for a couple of my brothers. They love those kinds of things.

Then I was the winner of day 17 at Annette's Halloween giveaway. She and Missie's alternate days for the 31 Days of Halloween giveaways. (If you haven't seen these there are still a few days left to enter.) My prize was waiting for me when I got home on Sunday. In it were the cutest beaded scissor fob, a floss ring, a little duckie, a Halloween pencil and stamp, some candy, a really pretty card and the cutest Halloween bag. Thank you Annette!

And the bestest stitchy news of all was when I read this blog post from Ellen of With my Needle. (click on the words this blog post) Talk about being thrilled and honored! She used the name I submitted to her name this pattern/needle hornbook. I am just tickled to pieces. My prize will be a needle primer and pattern as soon as they are ready to go. She says that should be early next week. I can't wait!

I have no other stitching to show. My exchanges are all stitched but I have to finish them and get them out. So I will leave you with a couple more of photos of Rory.

Until next time.....................

Love and stitches


and licks from Rory too


Kathy A. said...

Oh Rory in his pirate hat is a riot!!
Congrats on all your wonderful wins.
And heartfelt congratulations to your winners. Have a great week
And Rory - hardy har har har! My best pirate talk!

Meari said...

Congrats on your wins!

Catherine said...

Congrats to the winners!! Hope you have recovered from your tumble and congrats on all of your goodies!

Meari said...

P.S. How come you didn't heat up water on the stove instead of using cold water? Brrr!

alyssa_marie80 said...

Congrats to the winners of your giveaways :)

Congrats to all your wins and Rory's too! I just love his pirate hat..Too cute!!

I hope you recover ok from your tumble...

Barb said...

Oh what a week Kathy,hope the bruises arent too bad, is Rory going to wear a hallowe'en outfit for his show,hmmmm perhaps not lol.
Oh no you certainly couldnt bath Rory in cold water the just would really make him shiver his timbers.Ollie hates being bathed.
Well done to the winners of your giveaway and to you too on your various winnings.
Take care you both and good luck to my friend the mahogany dog.

Maggie O said...

Hope you are okay after your fall and looks like this is a" lucky" time for you...now if you can get that transferred from cross stich to the dog show you will win out of the park...although soundslike you two are doing well right now....love that dog!

Margaret said...

Oh ouch! I was cringing reading about your hot water problems and your fall. Hope you're feeling better now. Congrats on your various stitchy wins too. Good luck with your next show!

Roberta said...

Rory is the best pirate I have seen in a long time - what a hoot!!!

Congrats on all your wins and especially Ellen's - great name!!

Do hope you will feel better after that tumble - tights are a good thing!!! lol.

Jennifer said...

Hope you are doing well soon and hope you didn't tear a ligament in that shoulder. That is Painful!!!!
Rory is the cutest. I love seeing his pictures. His hair is beautiful!

I know that had to frustrating about the hot water deal. They really do charge so much for calls like that and we have had our share this past 2 years of calls for our furnace that is only 4 years old. So frustrated.

Well, back to baby sitting Abbie. She is bathed again. Had some diarrhea and pee pee problems after that chocolate. She is ok though because she is playing fetch with hubbie right now and when she brings it back she prowls for it like a cat. We both are laughing now.


Sarah Lindfield said...

I swear that dog is human!! He has such a character and is so gorgeous. Great prizes and congrats to your winners too, thanks for sharing your wonderful pooch with us.

vEr0n!c@ said...

Congrats to the winners and congrats to you for winning ^.^ Rory is so darn adorable. Love his pirate hat costume.

Cindy's Stitching said...

Rory is a cute Pirate. I just hate when you have to get anything fixed. It seems we always get ripped off. Its the small things - Ahhhh hot water.

Carolyn NC said...

Ouch - hope the soreness (to body and pride...) goes away soon. Love the goodies you've won - how awesome! Now rest up for the next trip! And congrats to the winners!

Sherry said...

Rory looks all ready for Halloween!

Nancy M said...

Brrrrr for cold water!!! Glad that there wasn't more damage to the fall. I'm sure your pride took a hit too! Good for you to keep on going though.Glad to see that Rory gets tired too, I certainly do just reading about your show weekends! Hope you have Rory dress up as you pass out candy!

And This Little Pig said...

OMG I won:D

Sorry first time I have won anything, Kathy, on my way to email you, I have been away.

Don't worry about your creative ring craft, we have all done it in one way or another.

Again thanks LiBBiE

Kathy said...

Rory makes a fantastic pirate. I can't believe he keeps the hat on. My dog surely wouldn't have.
I'm glad you weren't seriously injured in your fall and sympathize with your hot water problems.

Siobhan said...

Congrats on your wins and to the winners! Yikes on the hot water. Been there, done that, and have since perfected the art of the two second shower. LOL I hope all of that is a bad memory for both of us!! LOL

Lili said...

Rory's so beautiful! I have an English setter and I'm just dreaming of having an Irish setter one day. Such majesty and a splendid warm colour...
I had to laugh at reading that YOU could wash you hair with cold water, but not the dog: this is exactly how I would react! Lol! Some people would call us crazy, you know?! Lol!
But then I read that you fell on the ribs and I'm so sorry for you as it must be extremely painful. Well, at least Rory was not injured ;)
I hope you feel better very soon.
Take care,
Lili Bear

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Rory is beautiful, as always. Any you're a real chuckle! Glad things are back to normal, and hope your aches are over soon! Congrats on your wins, too.

Shelley said...

I know it has been awhile since your fall but I hope you are feeling okay. Congrats to winning the naming game for the pattern. That is a real honour.