Nov 16, 2012

What a difference a day makes

Greetings!  I just wanted to tell you something that is a little different.  I'm in a good mood.  Really.  The tech never showed or called, my computer is gone, no recovery yet, but I did make an apple pie and eat half of it last night.  That's when the euphoria started.  I'm sure the pie wasn't the reason and I'm assuming it's just the other side of the menopausal mountain.  Maybe looking at things in another light helps too.  For instance - my loss of all emails, contacts, files, and photos is something that a few generals and the CIA would have given anything for.  Yet it happened to little ole me instead of a few powerful men!  It's all in the way we view events.  So I'm sharing my good mood with you in a little offering.
 These are 66 five meter skeins of YLI silk floss, a few opened, but the majority are not.  I rarely stitch over one or on higher linen counts and won't ever use these.  Not a popular brand, but they are very old and maybe not even available.  Regardless, if you're interested, please leave a comment on this post only, and I will receive them through Mr. Smarty Pants 7.  I plan on giving it a week and then either upgrading to 8 or downgrading to Vista.  Changing the font's size for viewing in Control Panel's Display didn't seem to help with internet sites.  I found a little trick online that helps a great deal.  Hitting the control button along with the + will enlarge the page I'm viewing and using control with - will reduce it.  There's already chocolate smears on the control key so it must be getting a lot of use.   I haven't been stitching since I've been fiddling with the laptops but hope to this evening. The sun is shining, I have half of a pie, a bag of chocolates, and a lot of work to do on labels.  A lot.  But work is good for the soul and being able to do it is a blessing.
Please leave a comment ONLY if you are interested in the floss.  A name will be drawn in one week on Friday the 23rd at 8pm.  Thanks for visiting!
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

49 comments:

Erica said...

Oh my! That is incredibly generous of you!
I would love to be included in your drawing!

Cath said...

I'd love to be included in the floss draw . Thanks x

Carole W. said...

Wonderful, Marly.....I love stitchng with silk so would also
like my name thrown in the hopper....and if I don't win, I
do hope it goes to a stitcher who's never used silk....it would
be a great opportunity to do so!

Shirlee said...

Half a pie & a bag of chocolate goes a long way in making everything better : ) Please do include me in the drawing for the silk floss. I used this stuff years ago for my tatting & it was gorgeous!

quiltygirl1 said...

I was laughing so hard Santa himself would have been jealous. I read your comments to hubby and he said I like her even though you have spent big bucks after following her blog! I am so encouraged by you. My heart fell though at your computer tech guy not showing up....I love, love, love this blog. You help me to stop being so serious about stitching which utterly paralyzed me before. Afraid of making a mistake, so I would just drool over the patterns but not pick up the Needle! Another sweet gal named Betty has sent me technical and great advice so between the two of you I am beginning!

Vickie said...

Hi Marly! If you can believe it, I have never stitched with silk. So why not start huh? Thank you for the chance Marly, take care.

Kristen said...

I'd love a chance to win that floss!

Earlier this week, I had a pint of Haagen Daz for dinner - a whole pint! Of course, I felt incredibly bad about it afterward. Maybe that's because I've only just started the menopause climb. Your post gives me hope that maybe I'll end up in a good place emotionally, eventually. :)

cucki said...

Wow that are so lovely ..
I so much wanted to stitch with these floss too
Please count me in
Thank you
Have a lovely day x

samplerlover said...

There is nothing like some apple pie to make a girl feel wonderful.

Can I be included in the draw. I have silk once before and really enjoyed the experience.

Karen said...

Well I use tons of thread and it would be wonderful to use this kind of thread -so could you please enter me as we'll? Thank you for such a great offer.
Goodness half a pie, what made you stop there... I probably would have gone a bit further -well maybe a lot further. LOL

Blessings,
Karen

Linda said...

Sorry for your computer problems Marly. I would love to be entered in your giveaway.

Linda

Deb said...

Oh, I'd love to be entered into the giveaway. I love silk, but don't buy much of it because I'm so cheap!! I love the feel of the stuff though.

Mouse said...

isn't pie wonderful *passing large mug of tea over to help wash it down ..lol
love the look of the floss and would like it if you could pop my name into the box :) hope you get your comp fixed soon :) love mouse xxxx

Evelyne said...

Wow Marly, count me in please, i love de silking touch and collors.
Generous gift all that silk!

Lovely weekend, Evelyne

Starry-eyed stitcher said...

I would love to be considered for your draw Marly. Thank you. So glad to hear a cheery note in your blog - even if it is down to apple pie! Irene xxx

Maggee said...

Count me in your drawing please! Have not used this before, and am curious about it... Glad you are feeling better...even if it had to be induced by half a pie!! Hugs!

Shaunterria Owens said...

I am interested in the floss! I hope I win :)

--shaunterria
ca11i0pe.blogspot.com

vivian said...

I LOVE working with silk, it is thread that I love but can't afford.
so count me in...
MENOPAUSE...WOW thought I was over it but it creeps up in other forms...my DH is real patient with me but it borders of patronizing (grrr)...your emails really make me chuckle (everyone needs that).
....vivian

thuis in Ghubra said...

I like silk, but it's hard to get here.
Please count me in the draw.
Thanks, Fernanda

Faye said...

Would love to try these out...And, you have quite the array of colors...Count me in on the fun~~ Faye

MJ Hunt said...

Just a suggestion........lok into using Carbonite to automatically backup everything you put on your computer. The yearly fee isn't much at all when considering what you lost. I started using it when my tower computer lost everything. Love reading your blog. MJ

Kathy L. said...

Would love to give this a try. Just stitched a little kit I had for years over one with some kind of silk. It was fun . Please count me in. Thank you

Love reading your blog.


Kathy

Jubama said...

merci pour cette chance de gagner de la soie !
Bises de France !

Terri said...

I would love to be entered into your drawing!

Pilarín said...

Oh! Muchas gracias por esta oportunidad. Por favor, cuenta conmigo ("Please count me in this giveaway".

Besos desde España,
Pilarín

Pamela said...

The apple pie sounds delicious! Please include me in your drawing. I love working with silk.

Ricamo a Doppio Filo said...

Count me too in this giveaway !!!
Love your blog!!!
Can you send me also half apple pie? I need it too!! ;)
Love from italy
Naty

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

Don't feel guilty about the pie, I started eating a bag of Reese's chips before the mister could make the cookies last night.
I blame that on menopause (why not?). I'm pretty happy after that myself!
Hugs to you,
Susan

Mugwump Woolies said...

It's very early in the morning and you've already made me laugh out loud...what a great start to the day! Please include me in your generous drawing.
Robyn

Loafer Mountain Primitives said...

Wow! You have the best attitude! My motto, Life's to short for anything but happy... Here's to wishing you a wonderful weekend!
Thanks for the great offer, I'd love to be included. My daughter is on a stitching spree and these are perfect for her!
Tisha

Charlene ♥ SC said...

I've used these fine YLI silks in embroidery before, and what a big pile you have, my dear! LoL
Please stick my name in the drawing pot, and thanks so much for the chance!

Rebecca said...

It would love to win you floss stash. I have used this in the past and love it.
I haven't used windows 8 but I do have Vista on a desk top computer. Don't go there with Vista. I can't explain it but if I knew that the computer had Vista on it I wouldn't have purchased it. Needless to say I use my laptop with Windows now and not the Vista desktop computer.

Diana said...

Glad to hear you are in a good mood today.
Please include me in the drawing for the silk floss.

Helen said...

Please enter me in your drawing for the silk floss. I have never used silk and would love to be able to try it.
Thanks in advance, Helen in Michigan

Denise said...

I have never heard of these silk but would love to give them a try. Please enter me into your drawing.
Happy Stitching
Denise

quiltygirl1 said...

Please include me, too! I forgot to mention it in my comment earlier!

Mollymaja said...

Love these silks!
Use them for my miniature stitching:)
You have a big heart, to have this fabulous prize draw.
I would love to be included in the draw if it is possible yet.
Thank You Kindly!
Greetings,
Anette

dq said...

count me in on the floss draw!
dq

Mary said...

Marly, so glad things seem brighter for you! I actually like the new font look. The pie and chocolate must be doing something on this end of the blog too. Hmmmm.....

My collection of silk is only getting smaller, so you giveaway is a great thing for me. Please toss my name in the generator and I/ll hope it comes back a winner!

Judy said...

Yum, apple pie! Bummer..computer problems. And why is it service people (good service people) are hard to find--not to mention to show up! A guy in my work IT dept got everything back when my co-worker's laptop crashed..so hope you can too.

Would love to be in the drawing for the silk. Thanks for the generous opportunity.

Hope you have 1/2 pumpkin pie with loads of whip cream this week!!

Judy heartland stitcher

Carol said...

Nothing like fresh baked goodies to lift a mood, I say :) I'm in the midst of baking for Thanksgiving so I know that's a fact...

Would you believe I've never stitched with silks?! I'd love to throw my name in the hat for your generous drawing--thanks for the chance!

41a1ca72-941e-11e0-9274-000bcdca4d7a said...

wOULD LUV TO BE ENTERED IN YOUR GIVEAWAY. THANKS FOR THE CHANCE.
PAM BOL

ginnyt said...

yes, that's a nice stash of silk. I do mostly cross stitch these days, but still do crazy quilting sometimes; silk makes the most beautiful embroidery stitches. Would love to be included!!!

Debby said...

What a great give-away!! I love stitching on 40ct, so the floss will be perfect!

Greetings from Debby

stitchinrose said...

What a lovely thing to do, I would love to have the floss. Happy Thanksgiving and I hope your computer problems will soon be behind you.

ArchangelDecker said...

I have never used YLI silk floss before and I would love to try it. Thank you so much for the chance! :)

Denise SA said...

I would love to win the floss in your giveaway . Hope that tech gets there soon

Sarah Beth said...

I would love the silk. Please add me to your giveaway

Silvia & Patrizia said...

ciao, I have never stitched with silk, so I'd like to try, thank you, Silvia form Italy

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...