Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Sherry's Goodie Bag and a Finish



Look what I finally finished! This will probably be my last finish for the year and I am very pleased with it!

Today is my birthday and time for me to start thinking about AARP! LOL! It is also time for Sherry's Birthday Goodie Bag give a way! I decided to make this give a way a surprise but I promise something you will absolutely love (and it is holiday related) and be able to use alot of it for your stitching projects!! Don't you wish I had a birthday everyday with give a ways like this? LOL!

To enter the drawing for this give a way, leave a comment on this post with you email address or a link to your blog so I can contact the winner. I will have hubby help me draw a name on Sunday evening and I will announce the winner on Monday's blog post!

Since the winner will not be announce until Monday, the give a way may not arrive until after Christmas but stitchers can use holiday related goodies all year, can't we?! *wink wink*


Unless Harold takes me out today, I have no plans. No laundry, no cooking, no dusting. Only stitching!


The Legend of the Snow Maiden

Once there was an old couple who had no children. One beautiful winter day, they looked out their window and saw the neighborhood children playing in the snow. At that moment, the couple was overcome with their longing for a child and decided to make a little girl out of the snow. As soon as they finished, color came into the little snow girl’s lips and her eyes opened. She had come to life! The couple was overjoyed, and took the girl into their hut. The snow maiden loved the outdoors and was happiest playing with the animals in the winter weather. However, when spring came around, she became sad and would hide from the sun’s light. One day, when summer had arrived, a group of girls from the village called for her to come and play with them. The snow maiden didn’t want to, but the couple encouraged her, and she went out into the meadows with the girls. It grew into evening and the girls lit a fire. The snow maiden, after hanging back from their games all day, finally gave in and joined the other girls around the fire, laughing, singing and dancing. One by one, the girls began to jump over the little fire they had built. Following her new friends, the snow maiden jumped over the fire as well, but halfway through her jump, she suddenly melted and turned into a white cloud. A faint good-bye was heard as she drifted up to the heavens.

*I would love to find some ribbons and buttons and decorative pins in my stocking*

69 comments:

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

Oh, please include me in your give-away goodie bag Miss Sherry. And HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!
Your finish is lovely too.

Pike said...

Happy Birthday, Sherry and many happy returns!!! And a nice, sad story...
Please count me in the drawing!

pirjo dot kallioniemi (at) yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

include me in please. you can reach me at hmandl (at) yahoo dot com
huggies, helga

Mylene said...

Happy happy Birthday Sherry!! Hope you are haing a wonderful day.

Congrats on your recent stitching. It's beautiful.

Would love to join in your draw,thanks. (mboekel@yahoo.com)

mainely stitching said...

Happy birthday, Sherry!! :D Hope it's a wonderful day for you! And how generous of you to have a birthday giveaway! (Please include me!)

I've loved your stitching that you've been showing, even if I have been bad about commenting.

Fran├žoise said...

happy birthday my friend!!!
lovely finish like always
fran├žoise

Rosalind Chan said...

Hi Sherry, I would love to be included in your give away! Happy Birthday!!
Roz
rchan at tampabay.rr.com

Vonna said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHERRY!!!
I'd love to get in on the birthday goodie bag :o)
And I love your Wool and Flax finish! GO GIRL!

Nancy said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHERRY! I hope you enjoy your stitching all day long!

I enjoyed your story of the snow maiden, and yes, please enter me in your give away!

Anonymous said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Sherry!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I hope that you enjoy your day and in the near future only good things will happen to you.
I would be pleased to get included in your give-away-goodie.It is marvelous.
This afternoon I will read your story with my son.
I am a German and my English isn't so good. Nevertheless I hope you can understand ma writing.
Love to you and your family
Judith

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

Please include me in your drawing.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

Karen said...

Happy Birthday, Sherry!~~ What a lovely day you will have stitching away!! Wish I could join you, but I have to work...snurf...Love your new finish -- very cute!!!

Have a GREAT day!!

KarenP
karen729@sbcglobal.net

Terry said...

Happy Birthday!! HOpe you have a wonderful day. Please include me in the drawing.

connie said...

happy birthday and please include me in your give away.Connie

Valda said...

Happy Birthday Sherry! Please include me in your drawing!

Irene said...

Happy Birthday Sherry, enjoy your day ! Love the wool & flax finish. Please include me in your drawing. I so love your stories.

Linda said...

Happy Birthday!! Mine is on December 30th! I will be 59 - yikes - LOL! I would love to be included in your giveaway contest.

Linda in VA

Becky K in OK said...

Happy, Happy birthday Sherry. Please include me in your drawing.
bkirk1029 at sbcglobal dot com

starydreamer said...

happy birthday!!!!!!!

Kathy said...

Happy Birthday toooooo youuuuuu.
Happy Birthday toooo youuuuuuuuu.
Happy Birthday dear Sherry
Happy Birthday to you.
Okay, you can stop laughing now. :)
I hope your day brings you love, laughter and lots of great stitching.
I would love to be included in your give-away. My email is
katkiley at aol .com

Penny said...

Please enter me in your drawing and I loved that little story. Have a great day.

Jana said...

What a clever tale! Please, include me in your give-away drawing!
janalp50@yahoo.com
Jana

tealin said...

Happy Birthday
Dawn C

imptealin@yahho.com

indigostitcher said...

Happy Birthday... I hope you have a great day of stitching.

Penny

Carolyn NC said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you have a wonderful day! Love the finish, too! Please include me in the drawing - thanks!
xstitching5@yahoo.com

Jeanne said...

Happy Birthday! Your projects are so lovely. Please include me in your drawing.
Jeanne :)

Ruth said...

Celebrate Sherry! Best wishes for a wonderful birthday.

Lovely finish - I love the sentiment.

Please add my name to the drawing. Thank you.

Lucy said...

Oh, I love give a ways....thanks and please put me in. Happy Birthday!!!
Lucy

gfigure@yahoo.com

Meari said...

Happy Birthday, Sherry! Congrats on your project.. It's beautiful!

Please include me in your giveway :)

pam1228 said...

Happy Birthday Sherry!!! I just loved the story of the snow maiden. I just stumbled on your blog today...you do beautiful work. Please enter me in your contest. Thanks. Pam
pam1228@aol.com

Nikki said...
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Anna van Schurman said...

Happy Birthday! Please enter me in your drawing. And don't forget to enter mine!

Sharon said...

Sherry, Happy birthday to you, you share the same birthday as my brother Michael. Hope its a very special day for you.
I love your finish I love that design. Happy Holidays to you.
Please include me in the drawing, what fun!

Ulla said...

I send you a Happy Birthday and I hope you get many creative stitching days the new year which begins today.

Have a nice time.
Ulla

ullafr@hotbrev.com

Annemiek said...

happy birthday Sherry, I hop eyou have a great day. And I'd love to be included in the give away. I am with you, Christmas goodies can be used year round :).

Terry's Crafty Fingers said...

Happy Birthday Sherry. I hope you have a wonderful day and get lots of stitching done. I loved the story on your blog. Please include me in the drawing.

Katie said...

Happy Birthday!!! I love reading your blog just don't get to comment often. I love the stories you've been posting lately. Thanks!

Please count me in the drawing.

lynda said...

What a lovely finish!
Hope you are having a very happy birthday.
Please enter me in your drawing...it sounds like fun! Thanks!

Garden Girl said...

AARP?? Say it ain't so!! Have a wonderful birthday, Sherry! I would love to be entered in your giveaway! All this wonderful blogging AND a giveaway to boot ~ it doesn't get much better than that. Enjoy your day! xoxoxo

Jeanne said...

Happy Birthday! Hope your day is full of smiles and good memories. Please add my name to the list of hopefuls.

Anonymous said...

I would love to be included in the drawing. Happy Birthday!!
Kim kjenelson@yahoo.com

Donna said...

Happy, happy birthday! Hope you have a fabbie day! Please include me in your give-away!

Carolyn said...

Have a most wonderful birthday, Sherry! Stitch allllllll day!!! I'd love to enter your contest, and I love the Snow Maiden story. Thank you for sharing that with us.

Hugs,
Carolyn :)

Solstitches said...

I love your finish and would like to know what design it is?
Happy birthday to you and yes please, I'd like to be included in the drawing.

Margaret

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! Please include me in your goodie bag giveaway. Thanks, Kim
kimberlybreid@hotmail.com

Joanie said...

Happy Birthday Sherry! I hope you have a wonderful day and a great year! I always read your blog cause it's so HAPPY! You carry Christmas in your heart all year. God Bless you!

Beth said...

Happy Birthday, Sherry! Enjoy your day of stitching.

Please enter me in your drawing.

Beth

BW said...

Ooooh! A Holiday/Birthday give away. Count me in! My blog is bwstitches.blogspot.com

Milly~ said...

Well I can hope to be lucky twice...right??! LOL. You did a great job with it Sherry.

Shelleen said...

I love getting goodies and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!
needeler at gmail dot com

Sharon said...

Beautiful finish! Congrats! Please enter me in your giveaway!

SharLynn29@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Blog, I love it and have booked marked it for enabling purposes. Tee Hee! Please enter me in your goodie bag give away. Also Happy Birthday!

tomi1959@gotown.net

Tomi in indianapolis

Jeanne said...

Hi Sherry - nothing like a blog giveaway to inspire comments I guess! Congrats on your finish and Happy Birthday too! AARP started sending me stuff when I turned 49 and they still keep bugging me even though I throw it all away. I'm in denial!!

Michelle said...

Happy Birthday!!! Your stitching is lovely - what wonderful words. Please include me in your drawing also - thanks!!

CJ said...

Sherry -

Please add my name to your give-away pile. Happy Birthday..

texdelch@sbcglobal.net

Merry Christmas

CJ

primitivebettys said...

Happy Birthday Sherry! :) Lovely finish & I adored your story.

Smiles!

pj said...

Happy Birthday! Lots of comments here so you must have them all in anticipation of your giveaway ... based on your clues it will be something we all need I am sure. pj

The Scarlett house said...

I just got around to doing some blog reading tonight and now your birthday is almost over. I hope you had an absolutely marvelous day doing nothing but what you wanted to.
Don't feel bad about AARP, they're after me, too!

Vanessa said...

Thanks for the give-a-way! Very generous of you. Best wishes to you all. Yes, please enter me in.
butterflyjones03 AT Yahoo Dot com

www.butterflyknitter.blogspot.com

Julie said...

Happy Be-Lated Birthday, Sherry!!! It sounds like you had a cozy birthday! Those are always nice.

Please, if I still can get in, include me in your give-away. Thanks!

Barbeeque4 said...

Happy Birthday dear Sherry!!!! Sign me up for your drawing!!!!

Renee said...

Happy Belated Birthday!!!! I love you last finish of they year!!!

I'd love to enter your drawing too! How fun!

Mariana said...

Happy Birthday. Hope it was nice! I love your little story about the snow maiden. Please include me in your give away. Thank you. Lois
http://mlpond.blogspot.com/

Ellen said...

Happy Birthday, Sherry. Have a wonderful year ahead. I sure would like to be included in the giveaway.

Anonymous said...

I haven't heard the legend of the snow maiden, before - thank you for sharing! Please enter me in your giveaway, and I hope you had a lovely birthday yesterday. :)

Karin in NV
AFNovice@yahoo.com

SimplyStitchingintheGarden said...

Happy Birthday Sherry, a bit late.

Love the Wool and Flax stitched piece. Also love the frame on the Prim piece.

Would love to be included in your drawing.

With Holiday Stitches,
Peace and Goodwill,
Roberta

becca said...

plz add me to the giveaway! And happy belated birthday!

Lisa said...

Good morning Sherry. I would love to be entered in to your goodie bag drawing. Have a great pre-holiday weekend!
www.cadurst.blogspot.com
lmdurst@yahoo.com

farmgirl beth said...

I haven't been reading blogs for the last few days... first, because my baby boy is three, and shares your birthday, and secondly because the lovely snow caused a long power outage yesterday. So... A very Happy Belated Birthday to you!