Oct 17, 2011

Marvelous Monday Update 10/17/2011

At some point over the past two months, some ingrate who has nothing better to do website managed to download spyware/malware onto my laptop. You can read about the About:Blank problem HERE. It's not a contagious kind of spyware... it just slows your computer wayyyy down. I really noticed it toward the end of this last semester of school. Since I couldn't remove it with the programs I have, I took it to a computer repair place. It seems to be working fine now.. Just in time for the new semester to start.

Kathy of A Stitcher's Heirloom is hosting her first ever giveaway. I just love the name of her blog, don't you? Click on over to see her stitchy projects!

Lisa of Hockey Mom Stitchin' Hobby is hosting a 3-100-500 giveaway to celebrate her blogversary. Check it out, as well as her beautiful stitching project.

Dee in TN (no blog) hosted a reindeer contest. We had to guess how many reindeer charts she had chosen to stitch out of the recent stash haul of magazines she acquired. Becky actually won, but she deferred to the next person (moi!) since she won Dee's last contest. Here's what I won:

Sue of Sue's Stitching, Reading, and Family sent me an awesome RAK! She's such a sweetheart, and the list Mom of ESC. Look what she sent me:

The JCS Halloween Ornament issue
The October issue of Cross Stitch and Needlework

I've already picked out several things I want to stitch up out of all three mags! Thank you so much Dee and Sue *big smiles*

Lisa of Mad Stitches also RAK'd me a couple of charts. First up is Momiji (I call them Kokeshi) Dolls:

She also sent me Spring Fairy by Joan Elliott:

Thank you, Lisa!

I was able to complete Part 2 of Purple Garden. I've substituted pink for some of the colors in the design.

Last week, I showed the ornament I sent for the "Words of Christmas" exchange. Over the weekend, I received my ornament from Nancy in CA. I think it turned out beautifully!

Thank you, Nancy!

I'm also working on two "secret" stitching projects, which I can't show yet.

Until next time,


Berly said...

Wow! Great RAK's, prizes and stitching!

Anonymous said...

I am glad your puter is better. Mine is dying. I have not turned it off for I think 2 or 3 days because it is hard to boot up. I am just waiting for John to back me up to the external hard drive. Looks like you got some UK magazines with your haul. I recognize them. They are great. I am happy for you that you got an A.


Sunshine said...

YEA for You & School!!! Great Rak's!!! Cute Ornies, and PG is looking Fabulous!!!! You Go Girl!!!

EvalinaMaria said...

Life is good! Computer is working and you've got some great RAK, prizes and stitching.

Anonymous said...

Congrats in the National Honor Society!! You are doing great in school! What do you want to do when you grow up.lol

How in the world do you get so many things done. You amaze me.


Mouse said...

sorry to hear you putor been poorly :( way to go on the wins and the purple garden is looking lovely :) love mouse xxxx

Kay said...

Wow!! You got some awesome goodies! You have enough to keep you busy for some time. Love the stitching as well.

Anonymous said...

You've sure had a great week for wonderful mail ;-)


Sue said...

Isn't it just the pits when your computer is acting up? Mine takes a fit every so often and just shuts down....go figure.

Your Purple Garden is looking fabulous! I knew you would be able to play 'catch up'....lol You KNOW I will cheer you on from the Peanut Gallery....hehe The ornie is so cute! Lovely job.

Carolyn NC said...

Good times at the mailbox! Lovely gifts and nice stitching on PG. :)

Nancy M said...

Looks like you are on the "win" roll again! LOL I hate those nasty computer things. I'm about ready to take 2 of my computers in, they are running so slow! Nice work on purple garden!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the mention...Hope you will enjoy stitching from it.

Dee in TN

Denise SA said...

So glad your computer is better.congratulations on some lovely RAKs

Katrien said...

congrats on the lovely RAK, prizes and exchange.

Anonymous said...


Always fun to catch up with you via your blog. Glad you got your puter fixed. Congrats on your grade and good luck with your final semester, woo hoo, almost there girlie. Your stitching looks fabulous, as always.

Miss you,

Carol said...

Sorry to hear about the computer problems, Meari--glad to hear it was able to be fixed though.

You sure got some great things in the mail this week and I love your Purple (and Pink!) Garden piece...

Best of luck in your final semester :) WOO HOO!!!

Mary Ivancicts said...

I have been bad in reading your blog! Sorry sabot the computer. Love the ornament, you received!

Debra said...

lots of stitching goodies, much fun!

Anonymous said...

Your purple garden has pink in it! LOL The ornament you received is lovely.

Karin in CA

chrisstitches said...

Think you may have to wait until retirement to complete all those projects....lol....my mom just retired last week & is loving it...
Congrats on your winnings!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh Meari, your stitching looks lovely and you have received so lovely magazines and ornaments, lucky you :)


Anonymous said...

Nice job on school and all the 'awards' you achieved. BS is looking great. You are so patient with those confetti stitches. I carry more thread over than I should!!!