Dec 20, 2010

Marvelous Monday Update 12/20/10

As the holiday approaches, I want to wish all my online and offline friends a very Merry Christmas. I know for some of you, this will be a very difficult holiday. I'm sending warm thoughts your way.

Our instructor said he'd mail us the grades for the presentation/paper, the final exam grade, and our grade for class if we gave him a stamped self-addressed envelope.

I received an excited email from one of my group partners telling me what he got for the presentation grade. I wanted to leave work right then and there so I could go to the PO to see if my envelope was there.

Sure 'nuf, it was!

I got a 98/100 on my presentation & paper!! Overall, for the class, I got an A. Woo Hoo!!

Cat from Kittycat Cross Stitch is hosting a Christmas giveaway. If you're curious as to what the prizes are, give her a visit.

Nataly at New England Stitchers Retreat is also hosting a nice giveway that will end soon. So hurry!

Carolyn at Taking One Stitch at a Time is hosting a Christmas giveaway, too. Hop on over to her blog and check out her latest stitching as well.

Imagine my surprise when I opened a package from Canada and it contained the chart for this:

Wee Three Birdhouses

It's a good thing Donna put a note in with it because I don't even remember entering the contest on the Stitcher's Circle group. The chart came with the charms and is by one of my favorite designers, Lorri Birmingham. Thank you, Donna!

A while back, someone asked how large TMQ is. I finally got around to measuring it. It's 41 x 67" -- the largest project I've ever done. I finished most of the floral border, the branch on the right side, the pine trees on the left side, and the quilt designs between the cabins. It won't be long now!

Lastly, a bit of humor....

Kristin can probably relate to this since her family has two kitty cats.


Kttycat said...

Thanks for sharing my giveaway! I just love them Simon cat's things they are so cute.

Kay said...

Congrats on the a in class, that is a wonderful chart you won!Happy holidays!

Shelley said...

First of all, happy dance and congrats to you for getting an A!! I knew you would/could do it.

Second, TMQ is fabulous and you'll be done before you know it and it'll be an awesome, huge accomplishment.

Third, I love the 'Santa Claws' video. Thank you so much for sharing it. I was drinking my coffee and when the kitty jumped at him through the Christmas tree I almost spit my drink all over my laptop. Thanks, I needed that, lol!!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the 98 for your presentation - that's awesome!

Karin in CA

Sue said...

Way to go Meari!!! I KNEW you would do it.

Lovely prize too! I know you will enjoy stitching that piece.

You have a wonderful holiday and a very safe, warm, healthy New Year!

htimcj said...

Well done on your class! I bet it feels great to do so well. The chart you won if really pretty!
Merry Christmas!

Akila said...

Wow, an all A. Congrats :)
I love your tree with soo many hand-made ornaments. Have a great christmas :)

angel parker said...

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas Meari!

Anonymous said...

Woohoo!! Way to go on the A!! I love the Lori Birmingham chart, she's one of my favorites too. And I bought died laughing at cancelling Christmas. Merry Christmas to you too!


Emily said...

Congrats on the A in your class, and you were worried, silly Meari!! What a pretty chart you won too.

Nancy M said...

You always worry and always pull an A!! You win everything you enter...or you enter EVERYTHING!! LOL
Have a Merry Christmas too!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your A, Meari. That's wonderful news. Your prize is very pretty, and it really does look like you'll be finished with TMQ very soon. Then we'll be celebrating another happy dance with you!

Sandy in NM

Ranae said...

Congrats! on the 98
I hope you have a fabulous holiday season

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting on your blog about my giveaway.

Congratulations on your A for the class. I Knew you could do it!

Your going to have fun stitching up those birdhouses.

Your TMQ is looking great. Did you get bored at times?

I love the Santa joke...Funny...

I think one reason we haven't put up our tree yet is because of the kitten Mooky. I just know something similar would happen to it. We are so reluctant.

I wish you a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year!

Daffycat said...

Good job getting an "A" Meari! You must be proud of yourself!

Don't you just love that, "I have a mysterious package in the mail" feeling? I like it so much I send out RAKs to spread the joy!

Oh dear, a new Simon's Cat...gonna cut this short & watch it!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your fabulous report card Meari!! Your xmas trees look so cute and the cookies made me hungry!!!!!!!!!!!!!


And This Little Pig said...

Congrats all round Meari! I've always loved the Santa died laughing one... Off to watch the cats.
Merry Christmas
LiBBiE in Oz

Vicky said...

Congrats on your great school finish for the year.

Merry Christmas to you and yours :)

Hishandmaid said...

Love, love love the TMQ!

Congrats on the A!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on getting 98 on your last exam, knew you could do it.

The chart you won is pretty.

Merry Christmas and hope you have a wonderful time with your family.


EvalinaMaria said...

Congrats on A and lovely prize!!! Merry Christmas and all the best in 2011!!!!

Anonymous said...

I knew you were going to get A's on your school work, great job. I really like the chart you got. It will be beautiful when you stitch it.


Louisiana Momma said...

merry christmas to you too!! and thank you for my Christmas card ;-)

too_busy_to_stitch said...

Congratulations :) Loved the cat video - reminded me of the year when our cat knocked the tree right over by trying to climb it, smashing ALL the glass baubles. Luckily he wasn't hurt! We stuck to plastic baubles after that, now luckily I've enough stitched ornies to put on our tree :)

Carol said...

I knew you would get an "A" Meari!! Congratulations--your hard work paid off.

I can't believe the size of TMQ! Do you use a frame to stitch that giant hunk of fabric? What a beauty it will be.

Merry Christmas!

Donna said...

But I really have been good. Really. REALLY. Ok, I haven't. But at least I tried.
Congrats on the great grades & stitching goodies.
Merry Christmas!

Katrien said...

Merry Christmas to you as well. Congrats on your school results!

vEr0n!c@ said...

Congratulations on getting such high marks on your presentation and paper! You deserve it after working so hard for it. Congratulations on winning the giveaway too. It sure is a pretty chart. TMQ sure is HUGE! I didn't realize it from just looking at it. By the way, I Loled at the Santa joke. Thanks for the laugh ^.^

Anonymous said...

Congratulation for your A , that is great.
I love that chart what you won.

Merry Christmas to you too


chrisstitches said...

Congrats on the A. Good for you. Love your sense of humor. Enjoy your gift (bookmark). Thanks for sharing. Sad to hear Simone's group is ending. I'll be a follower so I see your updates.

Gabi said...

Wow...your results for the presentation are FANTASTIC. Congrats with your well deserved A. Love your TMQ and looking forward to see it finished.
Merry Christmas

Anonymous said...


Woo hoo, how exciting -- congrats on your grade, but I'm sure you worked very hard and deserved it.

Wow, I didn't realize TMQ was that big. But it is looking so beautiful and will be well worth it when you get it finished.


Alberta said...

Meari, wishing you a very Merry Christmas. Thank you for allowing me to peak into your world as presented on your blog. Keep up the stitching, your handiwork is beautiful!