Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Belated Blogoversary Giveaway

It was my First Blogoversary on 30th March and I missed it ... BUT I am having a belated celebration by offering a little stitched something. I will ask Philly to pick a winner out of a hat on Good Friday, please let me know in your comment if you would like to be entered - good luck.

I lost another 1.5 pounds this week making 9lbs in just 5 weeks - how cool is that. I was amazed as we had quite a weekend away as you can see from my previous blog - I was quite good with food just don't ask about the wine LOL. I am not going to Slimming World for two weeks now as we are going to the caravan on Easter Sunday for a week. At least I am still cooking for myself unless I give in to the delicious fish and chips, pizza at our Welsh local and the Halo honey ice-cream; makes my mouth water just writing it.

I have finished my next flower on the Perennial Garden, this time it's aster. Only 3 flowers to go and then I can think about getting it framed. I am so glad I joined JA UFO Night as I know I would have been thinking "I have plenty of time, it's not until September" and then had to rush it. I do have another UFO (and this time it really is a UFO) waiting in the wings so even more reason to finish the garden.

Philly and I are off to Nottingham on the train today to visit my stitching friend Melanie and her gorgeous baby Elizabeth. We quite enjoy these days out as the train journey isn't too long, Philly loves the shops and of course we get to cuddle Elizabeth and chat with Mel. I could do with a summer weight jacket and maybe some casual tops so I will also be shopping - all in a smaller size too.

Much as I like my job I love the hols more LOL. Have a good break for those who are also off :)


Brigitte said...

Congratulation on your weight loss and on your new progress on Perennial Border.
I wish you great Easter holidays. And you are right - no matter how much you love your work, holidays are usually the best way of spending your days. Particularly with such a wonderful hobby as ours.

Always smiling said...

Hi Clare,

Pyle!! Just a couple of miles from Porthcawl, its a small world.
Have a wonderful time in your caravan, where is it sited?
I'd love to be included in your give away.. such lovely stitching!
And congrats on the weight loss, I too am back on the SW plan and have lost 7 of the 8 pounds I put on in Oz! Keep up with the good work...and happy stitching... what is the design with the forget-me -nots?It looks so delicate and pretty.
A big Hug!
Chris x

Karan said...

Well done on the weight loss Clare, you're doing great. :0)
PG is just so pretty - will miss this when you've finished it. Enjoy your day out & the week away. :0)
Would love to be entered into your draw, please. :0)

Lindylou said...

Very well done on your weight WILL get into your bikini soon lol

Your sewing is lovely too...

I would like to be included in your draw please..

Big Hugs


Barb said...

Hi Clare well done on the weight loss -and also on those sweet little hardanger cushions they look so delicate. Please may I enter your draw thankyou Barb

Jan said...

Well done with the stitching and weight loss and have a lovely holiday (((hugs)))
Enter me for your draw please - I'm addicted to your lovely stitching - makes me feel special
Take care

Daffycat said...

Happy belated blogoversary! Enter me in the draw, please.

Great job on the weight loss! I'm so pleased :o)

Julie said...

Well done on the weight loss.
PG is super, now you got me wondering what the next UFO is??
Hope you had a good day in Nottingham.
Yes please, pick me Philly LOL

Christine said...

Perrenial garden is looking beautiful, can't wait to see it finished.
Congratulations on your blogoversary, please may I be inclded in your draw

Hazel said...

Good for you on your weight loss. I started back a week ago Tues. Love your little flowers. I would love to be entered into your little giveaway! xx

Elisa said...

Well done on the weight loss...send some of your will power this way please.

I would love to be entered into your giveaway.....belated Happy Blogoversary :)

Lisa said...

Happy belated blogoversary. Congratulations on your weight loss, I really need to do something about my extra stones!!
love your progress on perrenial garden
enjoy your break away

please enter me into your giveaway


Dani - tkdchick said...

Wooo Hoo! Congrats on your weight loss that is just awesome and a treat tally so far!

Your UFO is lovely.

Have a happy Easter

Dani - tkdchick said...

Oh yeah! Please enter me in your draw, I'd love a stitched gift from you.

Pike said...

Yes, please - I'd love to be included! Happy belated blogoversary!

Pirjo from Finland

jane said...

Hope you have a great holiday Clare, I love to read your blog and it would be great if you would enter me in your blogaversary giveaway