Thursday, December 15, 2011

Give Away Day 3...Of Spreading the Cheer!


The Winner according to the dog dish is Phyllis who said, "That is one cute pattern.  I love your idea to give away patterns you have made and won't make again.  I will discuss this with my group.  Maybe we could do this.  Thanks"  I am glad I am not in charge of the dog dish drawings...cause I wanted to send you all a copy!  Phyllis send me your mailing address and I'll drop in the mail tomorrow!


Day 3 Give Away...you remember this adorable Redwork embroidery by Bird Brain Designs... perfect for Day 3 cause there are 3 quilts hanging on the clothes line!  I sewed a perfect red sashing strip and then had my favorite framer mount it for me!  I am so proud of this one!



The pattern includes some cute pillow patterns also!


yesterday at work was challenging...and it was not because of my wonderful patients...but, as a sign of the times my employer chose to eliminate 45 positions in the organization.  I totally get why this might be happening because there are companies across the country that have been downsizing and reorganizing...but REALLY...why do they roll these announcements right before Christmas.  Do they think we are having soooo much fun that we won't notice they have plans to downsize by April???  So the climate yesterday was suppressed filled with worry and anger.  On the other hand, in our department we were celebrating the retirement of one of our co-workers!  I loved this cake because at 62 yrs old wouldn't you love to be called Princess!  Lucky Duck!


I found this Christmas video and cracked up!




24 comments:

  1. I love that redwork pattern! I have redwork on my to-do list for 2012 because I've always liked it but I've never done any. Thanks for the giveaway. It seems to me that bad news announcement where you work could have waited until January.

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  2. Yay to Phyllis. I love redworks.That pattern is pretty.

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  3. Wow - I think yours is nicer than the picture on the pattern!
    Glad you weren't one of the ones who received bad news - unfortunately that seems to be happening to a lot of people this month.

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  4. I love red work, i think its because i have a thing about toil, but any way great pattern fun,

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  5. I love the redwork pattern - and the fabulous cake!
    Congratulations to Phyllis!

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  6. The redwork pattern is darling - nice job on your wallhanging. If I don't win I'll have to see if I can get that pattern from Bird Brain. Enjoy Phyllis!

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  7. Cute, cute pattern - Hope my name is drawn!

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  8. I love stitcheries! My favorite thing to do hanging out with the hubby in the evening! Thanks for the chance. Hugs to your coworkers at this time.

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  9. I agree with Sandy above....... if I don't win it I'll have to buy it; it would llok lovely with all of my other cushions !
    Thank you for the give away

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  10. Your project is beautiful. I love the look of redwork.

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  11. Very pretty work you did on those clothes line quilts.

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  12. Thank you for the chance to win the pattern for this wonderful redwork piece. Sometimes my grandniece looks over my shoulder when I read blogs - I'm glad she isn't here yet. She adores Princess things and would want me to immediately make her this cake (and my Mom is the baker).

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  13. I love these little patterns - add my name to the drawing please

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  14. Congratulations Phylis! :-) Oh my gosh Anna~ I love the quilts on the line! Yours is just beautiful! What an adorable pattern. I'm going to cross my fingers and toes! Thanks for the fun!!

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  15. Your framed stitchery is beautiful! What a cute pattern.

    I'm so sorry to hear that your work is eliminating positions. Telling people right before Christmas just seems wrong on so many levels.

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  16. Thanks for picking my name for Day 2. I am excited. I don't want to post my address here. Is there an email?

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  17. This pattern is lovely and your wallhanging is beautiful.Great job!!

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  18. I guess I could be called a redwork fanatic but I do love it so. That's a beautiful piece - I love the framing. I've wondered myself about the timing of sad announcements during this season - could they not have waited just a bit? I never understand decisions like that. blessings, marlene

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  19. Oh, what is it about Redwork that makes us fall in love with it! What a beautiful piece of art! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  20. Thank you for the chance. The pattern is adroable.

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  21. Put my name in the dish for this one. I love doing Redwork and Could easily add this to my list of "To Do". Thanks

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  22. Love it! Redwork is great! thanks

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  23. Whoa! Sorry to hear of your challenges at work. I have heard of this at some larger hospitals as well. They laid off all the nurses aides at my hospital awhile back...not a pleasant change at all! I hope your crew members can find suitable pathways for themselves. I agree that the timing of these announcements are rather uncaring. My prayers are going out for all facing these effects of someone else's decisions.

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  24. Love the redwork pattern, I've been wanting to try this for a while now. Maybe I'll have the chance with your giveaway. Thanks.

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