Jul 27, 2009

Marvelous Monday Update 7/27/09

GETTING FIT
I was "informed" by my coworker that the team captains of the last Get Fit Challenge have decided there should be a weigh-in sometime this fall because we've all been falling off the Get Fit wagon (imagaine that!). Over the past couple of weeks, I've been trying to get back into the exercise groove of things so that I can work off the extra poundage I've accumulated lately.

Last week, I went for a few evening walks. Then on Saturday morning, I took to the beautiful bike trail and ended up pedaling at least 10 miles. Sunday morning, I did more of the same... 12 miles this time. (Shhh! Don't tell anyone, but my tushie is a bit sore.)


STITCHY STUFF
Last Tuesday, I went to the PO to get my mail. Lo and behold, there was a ticket in my PO box telling me there was a package at the counter. One of the postal clerks had seen me come in, so before I even got to the counter he had the package waiting. LOL... Pretty bad when they know you and your box number by sight! Especially in a city of 26K.

I had no idea what was in the box, and then.... a light bulb came on! A while back, Gaynor in Ireland sponsored a blogversary giveaway. I was the lucky winner!




Remember Froggie? Well, he thought he needed to be nosey and get in on the action.




Gaynor included Ireland-themed goodies. Aren't those sheep the cutest? I get a giggle each time I see them. Also, take note of the ornie she stitched for me. I've added it to my basket of smalls (which is now overflowing!).

Next out of the box was a Deluxe Double Organizer by Yazzi. It's awesome! Oops... I cut off Froggie's head.

A magnet with the Irish Coffee recipe, and a phone fob. I've already put the fob into use... attached it to my needle threader. :)

Lots of wonderful charts :)


Gaynor also sent a variety of cotton fabrics, aida, and evenweaves. Some of them look to be hand-dyed. Can't wait to try them out!

This box showed up on a dreary, rainy day. And I mean pouring down rain! It was a really nice surprise. A big THANK YOU goes out to Gaynor for being so generous and hosting her blogversary giveaway.


MORE STITCHY STUFF
Hold onto your pants, I've actually got some stitchy news to report! I finished up my "secret" exchange project and it's going in the mail tomorrow. I still can't show pics yet, but I do have something else to show. I started working on Oriental Kimono again. Here's the latest progress:

24 comments:

Kathy said...

Wow, what a fabulous, generous package from Gaynor. Congrats!
And stitching too! :) Looks great.

Marjorie said...

That is some giveaway! Congratulations (and sorry about your tushie).

timetostitch said...

Great gift! Your WIP looks great. Do you stitch in hand?
Good luck on the "get fit"!

Ranae said...

What a wonderful package to receive
Congrats!!

~~~Melinda said...

If they told me @ work we were going to have a "weight in" I think I'd quit!! LOL Love the giveaway...the fab is fabulous!!! Like the kimino stitching.

Chiloe said...

Great package !!! especially on a rainy day ;-)

Don't hurt yourself by too much exercise !!! lol

unrulyangel said...

Sounds like you have been busy!! May I recommend that you visit a bike store and get a gel pad to slip over your bike seat. It helps with the soreness.

The box from Gaynor was great!! What a lovely selection of items!! Hope you enjoy using the stash!!

Your kimono pic is coming along nicely.

Terri (CSE & CSF)

Katrien said...

congrats on your package, looks like you'll have lots of fun with those goodies.
Your kimono-stitching looks good.

Rene la Frog said...

Great box of goodies. Enjoy!

The Kimono is looking good.

Nancy said...

Nice package, it was packed with goodies!!My work is trying to get us moving with weight loss too, so far we're not real motivated!Your kimono is taking shape now. No news on JT? Or your newly organized armoire? I want photos!!! What's up with that? :-)

Anonymous said...

WOW...what a great package.
~Mary in TX -ILCS

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

What a great grab bag of things, and the ornament is so cute. The kimono you are doing is coming along great too. CJ ok;-)

Carolyn NC said...

Congrats on getting back on the wagon. Stitching looks great and man, what a haul - wonderful gifts!

Kristin said...

What a wonderful surprise package!

Donna said...

I went swimming today for the first time in forever. It kicked my rear end! Love all your "stuff"! How are you feeling these days?

Akila said...

Meari, you really are very lucky!!! WHAT A PACKAGE!!!

Shelley - ILCS said...

After all that cycling your tush should be sore! Wonderful package from Gaynor. Fantastic goodies!! Kimono...I almost forgot about that piece. Lookin' good...

Debra said...

Wow, what a great prize. Your wip is looking good.

Rachel S said...

What a lovely gift! I love the Irish sheep!

Your WIP looks great!

Gaynor said...

I had forgotten what I had sent lol...glad you liked it. Do you mind if I use some of your piccies on my blog, cus I forgot to take any lol.
Don't mention keeping fit...I was supposed to go swimming today and ended up staying home baking...I dont think I have quite got the right idea hehe.
Lovely kimono btw!

sales said...

What a great package! Your kimono is coming along.
Heidi-ILCS

Lucy said...

You hit the jackpot!

5 Foot Runt said...

Nice stash but a little sorry for the box,lol. Congrats on your win. Good progress on your Wip.

niina said...

Congrats:) what beautiful gift you've got:) And that kimono looks marvelous. I'm also stitching a kimono for a friend of mine