Nov 27, 2013

Thank You

Hello people.  How is everyone?  Many of you are preparing for Thanksgiving and many of you are preparing to join the sale crowds.  Me?  I'm painting boxes!!  I want to thank everyone again for making my sale a success and since many of those purchases were gifts for others, I thought I would offer one just for you.  The red house was one of the favorites so I sat down at the computer and worked with it until it fit the oval.   It's now a duplex (the kids moved back) with other elements.  If you would like it, please leave your comment on this post, initials for no-reply and anonymous.  Random will generate a winner on Sunday DECEMBER 1 .......WHAT??????????  Didn't I just post about it being the first of November?  Oh well,  Sunday, December 1, at 8 pm EST.
This is what I saw last night and it continued.  And continued.  I guess summer's over, huh?  I knew it was coming and didn't want to look, but I stepped onto the deck for flash relief several times and couldn't miss it.  Time to give up the swing and put it away after I chip the ice off.
My husband got up an hour earlier to clean the driveway and deck for the kids.  He also blew a path for them in the yard.  Remember last year's cat race? 
 
So they were happy this morning to have their area cleaned of snow. Their condos are up on 6x6 beams and under roof so they don't have to worry about the high snow.  Poor Squeaky cries all the time and sits at the door as if he wants to come in, but I can't touch him, nor will he enter.
Lots of household chores need to be done today.  Hopefully I will catch up because we are both running out of underwear.  Of course we have spares!  But where the hell are they?  It takes less time to wash a load that try to locate them.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Be grateful for whatever we have in our lives.
It could always be worse.
I know it's a cliché but I'm not a writer, I'm bitchy, tired, have paint in my hair, dirty underwear, and whining cats.
But I am so grateful.
Blessings!!
Stay safe.
 
Thanks for visiting. 
Leave a comment only if you want to be included for the box offer.
And here's the messy old bean soup recipe.  I think you can right click and print.
 

125 comments:

Mary said...

Would love to win red house box. I missed the sale and when I checked all sold, good for you. Happy Thanksgiving, hope the cats stay warm.

Colleen said...

I love that box!! I'm keeping my fingers crossed but I never win anything so I won't hold my breath...haha.

We got about 5" of snow last night on top of our 4" we had. We're in the snow-belt so we're use to getting dumped on. We didn't get as much as a town 30 miles south of us that got 20" the other day!!

Have a Happy Thanksgiving and keep the kitties warm. Ours are snuggled in :)

Jodi S said...

I would love to be consider for the duplex :), Beautiful. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Lillian Carol said...

Marly,
You are such fun. Please enter me in your giveaway. I love red house samplers! My mother lives in your area and she was unhappy about the snow....she worries about everyone shoveling and driving. Hope you don't end up with too much from the storm.

Patti said...

Oh how I would love to win this lovely box! Thank you so much for such a generous giveaway. I loved this post. and your right even with everything that goes wrong, we are still so blessed...
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!
Blessings, Patti

Carolyn said...

As much as I adore red houses, I'm not going to enter because I, ahem, got "several" from your sale, BUT I wanted to wish you a most wonderful Thanksgiving! I hope you're able to get some clean undees soon. ;)

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Poor kitty. Holidays do add some interest to our lives

Kathy said...

I'm such a fan of everything you do so I'd absolutely love a chance to win the red house box. I missed out on the sale so I'll cross my fingers that my name is drawn. Happy Thanksgiving!

gracie said...

I love boxes of all kinds...this one is beautiful and I would love the chance to win it!

Joanie said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

I love that red box! Please enter me into your drawing.

Thanks for being such a good "Kitty Mom".

You are such an inspiration and such fun. Stay warm. I miss the area you live in as I grew up not far from there. I miss the holidays there. Sigh.

Kathy L. said...

I would love to be entered to win the box. It is so lovely. I especially love the Red house.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Kathy

Jacqueline said...

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

We too have snow so I am staying home today in my sewing room while I bake my pumpkin pies for tomorrow.

Stay warm.

Shirlee said...

I would love to have an entry to win that box ... thank you for the offer! Love-love-love seeing all that snow : )

Julie Zakrzewski said...

Hi Marly~
Your boxes are just wonderful and this one is stunning, so of course I would love to be its proud owner!! Thank you for your generous Giveaway and please include me! Tha white stuff is beautiful but I would be like the kitties, crying and asking, "please let me in!"
Hope you have a blessed Thanksgiving!
Warmest Hugs~
Julie

Anonymous said...

I am in awe of your boxes. Some day I will catch one before they are all sold. Happy Thanksgiving,
KH

Anonymous said...

So far, No. Virginia has missed the really bad weather, but they're forecasting it for this afternoon. Love watching it come down, but hate the cleanup! Your box is wonderful - as always. Love the red. Hope you and yours have a wonderful Thanksgiving...Barbara, vasampler

Jeanny said...

This is a beautiful box !!!!

Mugwump Woolies said...

Who doesn't love a red house? Please include me. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving...painted hair and howling cats and all!
Robyn

Pamela said...

Happy Thanksgiving! No snow here in NY; only rain and lots of it. Thank you for the contest!! I so LOVE this red house sampler box... please enter me for a chanc. Thank you!!!!
Pam

Anonymous said...

Love the box. Thank being said, your honesty is so refreshing.

Kathleen

Judy said...

I love that red house, it is my favorite box. I missed out on the sale, so please enter me in your giveaway. Thanks so much!

Happy Thanksgiving,
Judy
plustik@comcast.net

Kevin said...

Missed the sale as well, but love love love that red house!! I'd love to enter your drawing. Thank you so much, and a very happy Thanksgiving to you!

Kevin
Kevin.xstitch@gmail.com

Syd said...

Please enter my name.

backporchcarver said...

Good morning, thanks for the great box give away, it would be totally amazing to win that. Also thanks for the bean soup recipe, guess what I am having for dinner tonight, it looks delishious.your kids(cats) look so cute peering in the door.Happy Thanksgiving.

Farmhouse prims said...

Love the box, admire your talent. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. hugs, Lecia

bob robert said...

Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Roann

Laura said...

Please enter me in your giveaway.
Happy Thanksgiving.

Three Sheep Studio said...

LOVE the red house.
Have a blessed Thanksgiving !!
Rose

Jonette said...

Beautiful box! Would love to win. Happy Thanksgiving!

Anonymous said...

I am waving my hands wildly! Would love a chance to win the red house box. Thanks for the opportunity - and also for the recipe. Blessings for a wonderful Thanksgiving! kelley secrest

Myra said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you! Your snow looks wonderful to me. Love your boxes...please put my name in the hat.

cucki said...

Aww so sweet..
Please count my name too..
Thank you.
Big hugs x

cucki said...

Happy thanksgiving xxx

Sharon said...

Love the red house box. Please enter me into the drawing. Happy Thanksgiving.
Sharon R.

Penny said...

Please enter me in the drawing! The red house box is fabulous. Missed out on the other boxes... sold out before I could get to them!
Happy Thanksgiving!!
Penny

rosek1870 said...

I love this box! Please enter me in your most generous give-a-way! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Mary said...

Marly, thanks so much for sharing your talents! Here's wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving

Simple Pleasure said...

Marly
I wish you peace and blessings this Thanksgiving. Your kindness to the kitties touches my heart…and I'm not even a cat person.
Please enter me in the giveaway…the red house is magnificent.
Busy Hands…Happy Heart
Patricia

Lyn said...

Definitely enter me in the giveaway! Hope you stay warm...we haven't had snow in years in San Antonio, and I confess to missing it (as long as it melts in a day or two.)

Krista said...

Would love a chance to win the box with the pretty red house on it :) Thank YOU! Looks like you still have snow?? oh boy. Stay warm! Wishing you and yours and those cute kitties a Happy Thanksgiving!

Primitive Stars said...

Hi Marly, so the snow did come, winter wonderland......please enter me in your wonderful giveaway, love the red house, Happy Thanksgiving, Francine.

Simply Victoria said...

I would love a chance to win the box. Happy Thanksgiving!

KimM said...

Count me in!! Love the box!!!!

Cricket-bug Corner said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you Marly! Love your tired, bitchy, dirty undies and painted hair blog!! Hope you have a wonderful day!

Margaret said...

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Marly! I hope you have a wonderful one. I have so many blessings in my life -- and enjoying your blog is one of them. Can't believe that snow. Ugh. I'm so glad it was just rain here.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Marly,
Happy Thanksgiving!!! How could it possibly be? In my world, it's still summer, or at least I would like it to be. We only got a dusting of snow. I'll let you keep the rest.
Hugs :)
Lauren

Sue, too said...

Please add me to the box drawing. I love your cat updates and all of the wonderful photos you continue to post on your blog. Thanks!

Merry Wind Farm said...

Of course I want to be entered in the giveaway! Love your newest box.
Melinda

~Backroad Treasures~ said...

What adorable little kitties....they look so helpless looking through TT he window...... Love love love your red house painted box would love a chance to win it.....Happy Thanksgiving to you as well..
Blessings
Rhonda

Mama Joan said...

Love the box!!!

Happy Thanksgiving:)

Barb said...

I think you said it pretty well! Abut being thankful I mean. I would love to add another of your beautiful boxes to my collection.

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

Marly ... Please put me in the drawing. I ordered 3 boxes and never got an invoice to pay. My computer was either down or disconnected for our move... more than likely it was on my end. We have been moving for the past 4 days starting 11-23. I am so confused and stressed out. At my age should not be doing this.
Anyways, Happy Thanksgiving to all. Sorry about the snow... You could send it my way.

Peace and Blessing to all,
Barb

Anonymous said...

Would love to win the box, I just love it
Thanks for the chance
Pam B

Deborah said...

Love the box! Thanks for the chance.

Babs said...

Wow, I wish Icould paint. Thank you for this wonderful offer.

Simply Primitive said...

I would love to win the box. Please enter me in your giveaway

karin said...

Please add me to the box contest!
Thanks for doing this...they are very pretty!!!
Karin :)
in NY

karin said...

Please add me to the box contest!
Thanks for doing this...they are very pretty!!!
Karin :)
in NY

Theresa S. said...

I so do love reading your blog. I can relate-hot all the time. I'd love to be entered in your giveaway. A red house-my favorite. Happy Thanksgiving!

Anonymous said...

I love reading your blog. Please enter me in your contest! Happy Thanksgiving!

LOU ANN

Carol in MN said...

I'd love to win one of your boxes Marly. Sorry about all your snow - we'd love some here in MN. Have a "yummy" Thanksgiving.

Jackie said...

I'd love a chance to win the red house box. I have oe of your older boxes and absolutely love it. I have it on my nightstand (I use it for orts when I stitch in bed) and it makes me happy every time I look at it.

I guess with the snow, the flash relief comes faster, huh?

brenda said...

I love red houses! Thanks for the chance!
nannygee@att.net

The Evening Stitcher said...

Love your boxes, Marly! And I even love the snow...sorry...I know I'm sick!! Your kitties look so sweet! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Krissy B. said...

LOVE THE BOX OF COURSE!! BUT YOU ALWAYS MAKE ME CHUCKLE. I ALWAYS LOOK FORWARD TO WHAT YOU WILL SAY ABOUT WHATEVER IT IS AT THE MOMENT.YOU ARE THE SISTER I NEVER HAD. YOU TRY TO COME ON AS THE QUEEN BITCH BUT YOU ARE A SOFT HEART. YOU ARE A GOOD PERSON AND FUNNY AS HELL. PLEASE DON'T STOP BLOGGING!!! HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO YOU AND YOURS. KRISSY B.

Anonymous said...

Please enter me for a chance at winning the super cute red house box!! You are so talented!! Have a happy Thanksgiving!!
Thanks,
Hollie House

Mary Margaret said...

So pretty!!! Pick me!!

sheravery said...

Awesome box. I would love to be the lucky recipient. Thanks for the opportunity to throw my hat in.

Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

-Sherry-

kathiquilts said...

Always said I'd never want a duplex but a glimpse of your sweet red home has changed my mind! Happy Thanksgiving!

Janice Curtin said...

I would love to win the box, just love all your boxes. I really enjoy your blog, always bring a laugh. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving. I live in S.IL and we didn't get any of that snow, very glad..Janice C.

Linda said...

Oh, please include me in the drawing! I love the box so much - especially that lovely red house!

Linda in VA (love the picture of the flag and the swing in the snow)

Linda said...

I also meant to say - you are too a writer - a very good one! You truly have a way with words!

Linda in VA

capecodgirl565 said...

Beautiful box and I would love to have a crack at winning it, so throw my name into the random generator thing! I wish we had some snow, it has just been cold and windy where I am. Happy Thanksgiving!

Nancy said...

The box is wonderful. I would love to win it. Enjoy your blog. Some days I feel just like you. Nancy P.

Tedra said...

I LOVE this box! it is gorgeous - I would love to display it on my cabinet and house little smalls in it! Please enter me in your drawing! love your blog - and your kitties!

ridgely johnson said...

I echo the comments already made! I would love to own this little red house box ;-)

Lou said...

Your boxes are wonderful ! I love them !
Have a happy Thanksgiving !

Carole said...

Love houses, particularly red ones! Missed the sale and II had planned to buy four for stitching friends for Christmas gifts....not fast enough, I guess! Would love to be included in the drawing....Happy Thanksgiving to you and your husband, Marly and the cats, too!

Sandra said...

I'd love a chance to win one of your lovely boxes and would be happy to pay for the postage to the UK if I was lucky.

Sandra said...

I'd love a chance to win one of your lovely boxes and would be happy to pay for the postage to the UK if I was lucky.

bluetit said...

do you send in France
kisses from burgundy

Carole Z. said...

Your boxes are so beautiful Marly and I would love to have the red house one! Thank you for sharing your many talents. HAPPY THANKSGIVING.

Carole Z. said...

Your boxes are beautiful Marly. I would be happy to have the red house box. Thank you for sharing your many talents with us. HAPPY THANKSGIVING.

Carole

Ellie said...

Please include me in the drawing.Happy Thanksgiving! Ellie

Georgie said...

Would love to be included in the box offering.
Happy Thanksgiving!

pj said...

I too did not get a chance to order. Would love this one tho. Have a blessed Thanksgiving. Love your blog.

Chris said...

Happy Thanksgiving Marly!
I would love the chance to give that box a home.
That is a lot of snow! We had pouring rain.
Hugs to you and the brats!

Kellie from Indiana said...

Please include me! My gosh thats a lot of snow! Winters in a hurry! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Marie in Texas said...

I love your boxes and one with a red house is very special.

vivian said...

I so love your box and am grateful to be given a chance to have one.
thank you so much and have a wonderful week-end.....and thanksgiving...love your blog.
vivian

Linda said...

Love your boxes....pick me, pick me! :) Linda

Connie said...

Hi, Please enter me in the drawing for the house sampler box. It is really beautiful. Happy Thanksgiving from Texas where family is one house away and everyday is Grandma Day. Connie L.

Melody said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Marly! I would love to be in your drawing!

Your post gave me a smile this Thanksgiving morning. Hope you find time to wash your undies! :)

Kristen said...

Oooh, I'd love to have that box! You're very generous to offer it.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. :)

Ellen said...

I would be thrilled to win one of youf wonderful sampler boxes. They are amazing!

M.Grazia said...

Love the red house box. Happy Thanksgiving and thanks for your genenrousity, M.Grazia from Italy grazia.mo@hotmail.it

terry a said...

I look forward to and truly enjoy reading your blog; it would be very refreshing to win this giveaway because I never win anything. The added bonus is that the box is lovely!!!

Thanksgiving Blessings to you!!!
Terry

ladyjane22 said...

Would love, love the opportunity to win one. I am in awe with how you make them.

Happy Thanksgiving from South Carolina.

Jane

Judy said...

Happy Thanksgiving. I would love to be entered in your drawing for that fabulous box. Thank you so much for the opportunity. Hard to believe it is already winter!

Judy Heartland stitcher

Lonna said...

Love your red house box! Thank you for the chance to win it! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!!

Maggee said...

Happy Thanksgiving Marly! Love the red house box, and would love to win it! Stay warm! Hugs!

Amy said...

I would love to win the BOX.... Happy Thanksgiving!
Amy

MartyG said...

Market, I would love this box. I loved this post. It made me laugh out loud. MartyG. Stevemarty@msn.com

Anonymous said...

I love all your samplers & would be thrilled to win the red house box !Hope you had a great Thanksgiving.
Marilyn S.
lmshetler@embarqmail.com

Pam in IL said...

Love the oval box! Hate the snow too. We had to put our porch swing up for the winter last weekend.

Cindy Bannon said...

I would love to win your red house box. It is beautiful. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Julie Deering said...

I would love to win the red house box. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Ours was quiet but we are having my family over on Sat. Should be about 45 here for dinner. I am thankful for a heated garage!

Donna Munson said...

Hi Marly...we don't have snow here but as I look out into my yard, all I see is flannel sheets covering all my plants to save them from the freeze and ice...looks tacky but it works! Glad to see you are your wonderfully funny self this day after Thanksgiving. Please include me in on the giveaway...I would LOVE a chance at a new red duplex house box! Blessings to you...Donna

Anonymous said...

Would look great with my Christmas decorations!
Thanks for the chance to win.

Enjoy your blog.

Charlotte S.

Diane said...

Missed sale too--would love to win!

Paula said...

OOoo I love the box. Thanks for the chance to win.

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Oh drat, I missed the sale again. A day late and a dollar short is the story of my life. I'd love the chance to win this cutie. Thanks for the recipe too. I'm such a soup person when it gets cold out side. I'm not ready for the white stuff either but I suppose 'tis the season and all that. ;o)

Merilde said...

I would love to be entered into your drawing. Love how the design came out - it looks like a Shaker great house with a door for the men and one for the women!
Thank you, Lori

Merilde said...

I would love to be entered into your drawing. Love how the design came out - it looks like a Shaker great house with a door for the men and one for the women!
Thank you, Lori

Eileen Yost said...

I'm still new at this, took forever for me to find where to leave a comment. Did not realize you painted. And your boxes are amazing. Love each of them, and your patterns.
Eileen

Eileen Yost said...

I'm still new at this, took forever for me to find where to leave a comment. Did not realize you painted. And your boxes are amazing. Love each of them, and your patterns.
Eileen

Pam said...

I'm also new at this and finally realized what to do. I do love your blog and am sorry I missed out on your boxes. Hopefully next time, but I would love to win this box. It is just amazing. Pam

sandy said...

Beautiful Box!! How generous of you! Blessings!!

Mickey said...

I love the red house. Thanks for a chance to win.

Brenda said...

Oh my stars!!! What a wonderful box that would be to win!!! I love to enter my name to win it! It would help me get things organized in my sewing room. (One can never have too many boxes for storage!)

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and thank you for sharing such wonderful snow filled photos!!!

Penny Shepherd said...
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Penny Shepherd said...

All of your boxes were beautiful. Would love the red house box. Mostly I would like to say as a fellow menopauser your blog makes me laugh out loud.

nitebyrd said...

Your cats are so sweet!

Thanks for the soup recipe, it sounds yummy.

Love the box!

LuAnne K. said...

What a beautiful box! Please include me in your drawing...

tangerinedream73 said...

Hi Marly, thank you so much for sending the soup recipe. I can't wait to try it! Your boxes are just lovely and I would love to be entered in the giveaway. Have a wonderful weekend!

Amy Varnell-Miller
tangerinedream73@gmail.com

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