Thursday, October 13, 2011

Ho Ho Ho and Giveaway!

I noticed that my blog has been missing some stitching pictures the past several times I posted! It happens to all of us every so often but I still feel guilty. After all, this is a stitching blog! Thank you for the comments and emails about my bursitis but it happens (too) every so often. Thanks to some TLC and meds it is all better for now!

I have been battling my first cold of the season. At first I thought it might be allergies but once everyone else began sneezing and coughing along with me, I had second thoughts. Out came the quilt my Grandma made for us and I have been sneaking in some naps, wrapped up nice and cozy. There is something magical about this quilt. It even makes me feel better than homemade chicken soup! Oh yeah, she could make a good pot of that, too.

Christmas stitching is showing up more and more on a lot of the blogs. I love these but I seldom do any type of holiday stitching that is bigger than ornament size. Not because I don't want to. The problem is that I know I will not want to put them away for a year! *big slap on the forehead* What am I thinking? I keep my Santa collection out year round! There are several Christmas designs in my stash I have been itching to do for a few years (or longer) and I am working on A Weary World Rejoices (a verse from a Christmas carol). So get off it and start working on them (that's me fussing at myself. lol). I haven't even started yet but the design pictured by NNF is the one I really want to do (first). What do you do with bigger holiday pieces after the season is over?

For those of you who showed concern over my sudden weight loss, I spoke with my Endocrinologist. They will probably do some tests. I was hyper thyroid until 2007 when they gave me radioactive iodine to kill it off. Then I was supposed to do an about face and go hypo thyroid so they could give me medicine to control it. My thyroid levels never went below normal so I was never put on the medicine. I was shocked to find out that hyperthyroidism can come back! It doesn't happen often but it does happen! I have been having some of the symptoms that I had before - just not as bad. Time (and some lab work) will tell.

I think it's time for another giveaway! This time I am going to offer 3 La D Da charts. You are my Sunshine, Merry Sunshine and Mares Eat Oats.They are from my stash but have never been used. One person will win all three. No rules to speak of. Just leave a comment on this post by October 23 and make sure there is a way for me to contact you in the event you win.

Until next time, may you have simple days and an uncluttered heart!


Teresa S. said...

I hope you are feeling better soon! A cold already for this winter, well, maybe it will be the last one. Let's hope so!

Love your Jingle All the Way, very primitive and colorful!

Please throw me in for your giveaway. I am a faithful reader, not so faithful commenter.

lynda said...

I had my Quaker Christmas hanging on the living room wall for, maybe 3 years? I just couldn't bear to take it down! My hubby finally decided he'd like to see something different there, and moved it up to our bedroom instead. So we still get to see it everyday!
I'd love a chance for your giveaway. La-D-Da designs are some of my favorites...thanks!
Hope you're feeling better...lots of people around here have been getting early season colds as well...

annie said...

That's a lovely bit of stitchery in your photo. Definitely a bit of spirit behind that!

I do hope you begin to feel better, and no symptoms return from your thyroid difficulties.

Blessings to you, please enter me in.
Thank you!

Margaret said...

I have to go back to my endocrinologist every 6 months -- now more like 8 months to a year. But it took a very long time for things to get settled after my radioactive iodine treatment. I went on synthroid pretty fast, but my levels keep changing. I'm sort of wondering if they've changed again, but I'm liking the weight loss. :D Not as drastic as yours though. Glad you're checking it out.

Snuggling with your grandmother's quilt sounds wonderful! Hope you're feeling better soon. Thanks for the giveaway too!

CalamityJr said...

Of course you can display holiday stitching all year round! It's only when you have too much to have out all the time that you need to rotate in and out, so stitch what you like and enjoy!

Aren't grandma quilts wonderful? Nothing better to make you feel better!

Please, please, please throw my name into your hat. Speaking of grandmothers, mine used to sing Mares Eat Oats with me all the time, so I'd be thrilled to stitch memories into that design, and who doesn't love You Are My Sunshine! Thanks for the chance!

Linda said...

I hope your cold goes away fast. I have a needlepoint xmas picture that I did in the late 90's that still hangs on my walls.

Please enter me in your great giveaway.

Thanks, Linda

Juels said...

A thyroid out of control is not fun. Hope they figure it out for you soon.

I do like La D Da designs, so I just have to throw my hat in the ring! Thanks!

Pamela said...

You finished Jingle all the way! I have mine sitting waiting to be finished for a few years now. It looks great! Hope you are on the mend. Thanks for a chance in your giveaway.

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

oh my if I had to take down my Christmasy stitching through out the rest of the year people would think we were moving coz there'd be nothing on the walls in our living room where it all hangs.
Your Quaker Christmas will be wonderful and deserves to be hung all year and I am sure your Santa's will love to share the space.
Be always in stitches

Patty C. said...

OOO - I love La-D-Da - Count me in for the Giveaway &

I LOOOOVE Christmas - What a wonderful photo -

I hope you get over that cold !!!!!
Feel better soon

Vonna said...

This Jingle all the way has hooked me too...isn't it gorgeous? Cute!
I finish my seasonal finishes in things that are easily stored, (ie. flatfolds, wall hangings) and I simply change them out as seasons change :)

Please add me to your giveaway Sherry!

BeckySC said...

I hope you feel better soon dear Sherry. My DD has a cold right now too.
I would love the opportunity for your giveaway :)

Hazel said...

Please enter me for your giveaway! I love La D Da charts. Sorry to hear you haven't been well. My mum is a sufferer of Thyroidism and is on tablets for life with it. Hope you feel better soon with it. x

Rebecca said...

Please enter me for your giveaway. I love La-D-Da patterns and would love to win these 3.

Thank you so much.

Rebecca Lake

Berit said...

A little hyperthyroidism sounds good to me, but the grass is always greener. ;)

I love that Christmas design, and think you should do it! :D

Crossed Yarns said...

Your finishing was a timely reminder that Christmas is almost here. Thanks for the generous giveaway. I'm a true La-D-Da fan, and would live to win.
Thanks, Pokua

Kimberly R. said...

I would leave Quaker Christmas up all year round too if I had stitched it, still on my wish list :)
I'd love a chance to enter your great giveaway!
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

DianeM said...

Wow...I hope the doctors figure out what's going on & that you get back to 100%.
I wandered over from "A Gentleman's Samplings" just in time to enter your generous giveaway. Thank you.
Smiles, DianeM

karin said...

Please add me to the giveaway!
in NY

Danielle said...

I would love to be entered in the giveaway. So sorry to hear about your cold! Hope you get better soon.

Siobhan said...

I hope you're feeling better soon!

I know what you mean about seasonal designs. I have shied away from stitching them because of the exact same reason but lately I've been thinking that even if I did decide to put them away, that was fine... I'd rather have stitching around the house trumpeting in the holidays than a bunch of store bought stuff.

I'll pass on the giveaway because I have some of the charts and I've been super lucky as of late. I need to save any good karma remaining for when I play the lottery. ;) LOL Thanks, though!

Kathy H said...

I hope you are feeling better now. I know what you mean about not working on a big holiday project. I like to work on seasonal things during that season and the bigger projects take so long that the holiday is over by the time I finish. Just found your blog and will continue to follow.I would love to win in your giveaway. I need some new inspiration.

Frances said...

I love Christmas stitching! I looked up "A Weary World Rejoices" and it is so pretty!! I know you'll enjoy that one! And yes, I would leave it out all year! Please include me in your giveaway--I would love to stitch those charts! Many thanks!

Carol said...

What a darling finish, Sherry!!

I know just what you mean about storing seasonal stitching--I do a lot of it and it is always a problem when it comes to finding a place to house it for the part of the year that it's not on display.

Hope you can figure out those medical issues very soon.

Not entering your giveaway as I've been very lucky lately :) You'll make some lucky winner very happy!

Vanessa said...

My husband has been battling the cold from hell, so I am hoping I can somehow escape the same fate. Feel better and good luck with the Dr. I would love a chance to win the giveaway.

Lee said...

What a lovely giveaway. I hope you feel better soon. I am new to your blog. thanks!