Mar 30, 2014

Who wants Hannah Haines??

Hi everyone.  Got snow?  I do.  Several inches that will melt in a day or two, and I plan on celebrating it as being the last. 
I will be finishing Hannah in a day or two and since there is interest in finding this OOP chart, I thought I would offer it.  A little more border and one more line of stitching ~ decision time. 
Frame?  That would be nice.  My wonky style pictured it as a sack with an end flap and big black button, perfect size for my rulers.  And then I happened to set down my 10.1 tablet after cleaning the screen.  I've been looking for a pouch and this sampler's size is perfect.  But do I want a padded pouch for it or a stand?  A stand, which I haven't found locally since the majority are for iPads.  They are available online so maybe I will order and make the pouch to hold the tablet in its stand.  Or not. 
And here's some news - I think I finally have a cabinet maker!  After 18 months of waiting for broken promises from four carpenters, this gentleman named Dominic (my dad's name), is meeting with me Monday morning in his shop.  Here's the catch.  I can't have what I planned.  He will only make the three cabinets I purchased doors for, won't install, won't come out to the house for measurements, won't do the fridge cabinet, won't do the large corner pantry cupboards in the new room.  At this point, I don't give a damn.  I just want things back in order, painted, completed.  I will never get what I wanted or the changes I drew unless I order an entire new kitchen.  My cabinets are solid wood, I like them, I refuse to replace the entire lot in order to get a few additional.  If Ed can't come to help us, we will be doing the additional features ourselves.  Am I disappointed?  Yes.  But it's just a kitchen and I will accept what I have and let it go.   Right after I mail this sweet thank you note to the cabinet makers that failed me..
"Just want to thank you for telling me to purchase custom doors from my cabinet company in order to save you time and setup. Your dishonesty caused me to pay a load of shipping costs. I also appreciate your efforts to feign integrity by making promises you failed to keep. Your lack of respect for customers waiting months only to find out you now refuse their calls is unparalleled.  Since your business has reached the top of these negative ethics, your work probably reflects the same . I will be happy to tell others and encourage them to tell their friends, too.  Word of mouth is certainly important in any business."
Don't mess with Mother Menopause.
Anyway, if you would like to have Hannah Haines in your stash, leave a comment on this post, initials if anonymous, and Random will choose on Thursday at 8pm EST. 
Have a great day!!
 
 

 

48 comments:

Barb said...

Hannah is looking so good but I'd better not get in the line-up to own her,I have so much going on right now. Good for you, give the guy H---! I am sending SW air a very nasty e-mail today myself!!! Delays all over the place yesterday. We had to wait 3 extra hours for a crew to fly us home. We left our DIL's at 9:40 am got home at 11:30pm!!!

Margaret said...

I would put the same note for the carpenter guy on the Better Business Bureau, or any of those other places where people go to find contractors. You need to make them suffer! Nice note! Love Hannah. Don't need to put my name in the hat though. Snow? Heaven forfend.

moosecraft said...

I would also add... "thanks for putting the CON in Contractor"! Drives me nuts to hear folks putting out so much hard earned money for nothing but aggravation... Sure wish I could send out the guy that did our kitchen... but, he is retired as of last year. Love this sampler! But, don't enter me in the drawing as I have too many patterns in my stash already... Hope you have a SUPER sunday!!!

Robin said...

I would love to have Hannah Haines come visit my house, Marly! Thank you for hosting the drawing.

I also agree with the above poster about informing the BBB about your cabinet makers.

Have an enjoyable Sunday!

Robin in Virginia

Anonymous said...

I love Hannah and would love to have her in my home! Please include me for wanting her. thanks! SL

Rugs and Pugs said...

I love the simplicity of Hannah! Please enter me in to your giveaway.
We had snow last night in Ohio, too. Thankfully, though still cold, the sun is melting it.
Happy Sunday to you.
Hugs :)
Lauren

capecodgirl565 said...

I would, I would! It is a beautiful little chart, please throw my name in for a chance to win her.

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Dirty Martini Queen said...

Oh Marly so sorry the kitchen saga continues and sure wish I could send my brother your way to finish it as you dreamed. He's such an honest contracter that he's a rare breed and stays busy all the time.

Hannah looks great and I can't wait to see the finished pouch for your Samsung. Please throw my name in the hat for a chance to win this chart.

I hate you are still having snow but bet the kitties are enjoying extra snuggling time in the house.
Donna

judy said...

I would love Hannah. I even have a couple of potential plans for her. She will be joyous for anyone who wins her. Thanks for offering her. :-)

C. M. Designs said...

So sorry you can't have the kitchen that you wanted and prepared for..
That's a great letter you wrote. I hope it will hit where it hurts.
Charlotte in Virginia

Kathy L. said...

I too would love Hannah. Thanks for the giveaway.

I love your note to the carpenters. This has happened to many of us. I am always amazed that they don't care about their job.

Kathy

Natasha said...

I would love to have Hannah come visit Thank you for hosting this drawing.


So sorry to hear about the kitchen drama!!! ((HUGS))

cucki said...

It's so sweet..please count me in too :)
Happy day x

Lanie said...

Hi Marly! Happy Sunday! We had about 1-1/2 of snow this morning but thank goodness it is now gone! No more snow! Tomorrow is Openng Day for baseball ... IMO most glorious day of the year ... so time for that stuff to be put away!
Miss Hannah is quite charming ... I would love a chance at your giveaway ... thank you!
Good luck with your cabinet meeting ... sending good wishes that all goes well for you.

Anonymous said...

I'd love to have Hannah come live with me. I've made a few samplers, but lately I've been looking for some more patterns & I really like this one !
MSS
lmshetler@embarqmail.com

Solstitches said...

I'd love to enter for the Hannah chart please.
Fingers crossed
Margaret

Brenda said...

I'm sorry you can't have the cabinets that you wanted but hopefully this new carpenter will help achieve close to what you were wanting.

I would LOVE to be entered in your contest to win Hannah Haines chart!! It would look beautiful attached to the front of a project bag!

cl said...

Hannah is quite lovely and I would love to stitch her.

If I could I would hold down the BAD CARPENTER so you could smack him silly!!!!!!

Susan said...

It would be wonderful to have Hannah to work on.............
Thank you for the opportunity.

Anonymous said...

Hannah is so unique. She had my attention immediately. I have searched several old sites in hopes of finding someone who was willing to part with her. I was the lucky winner of Lydia and Frances and have finished them. (Beautiful!)My fingers are crossed XXXX.
PDS

donnacrafts said...

I really like Hannah, simple and primitive. Perfect!! Please enter me in your giveaway.

Simply Victoria said...

Would love to have a chance at Hannah. Thanks!

A Primitive Homestead said...

Oh yes I would like Hannah Haines. So sorry this contractor has done this to you. Great idea for a carry pouch.

Chrie said...

Oh, I would LOVE to have Hannah..thanks for the chance...as for contractors, I've delt with a liar also..he didn't seem to know what keeping appointments meant either..however, there are a few good ones out there..just need to get good references from people you trust!! Enjoy your blog!

Ali said...

Goodness! What trials you've been through with carpenters. I hope that this guy can produce the goods for you, it's soooo frustrating when folks let you down. Looking forward to seeing progress pics on your kitchen.

Bev C said...

Hello Marley,

Oh my goodness what trouble with the kitchen you have had. Hope things get worked out to your satisfaction. If we have had trouble with someone who comes into the home to do work and it wasn't satisfactory I take a certain amount of the bill and a note why. Never had someone come back and complain! Would love to be included in your giveaway.

Happy stitching.
Bev.

terry a said...

Please, please, pretty please - Hannah is lovely. The contractors, well what can one say? Customer Service is at an all time low in this country and progressing downward,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

debra said...

Hannah Haines is one of the many smaplers on my list and we all know how that goes. I would love for hannah to come to my home to visit an then in return i will send her her on her merry way to another family that will cherish her thanks for the opportunity to win her

Jenny Wright said...

How frustrating for you! I hope that this guy delivers something!
Jenny
Ps love Hannah too!

Lou Ann said...

I love reading your blog! Thanks for sharing Hannah! I love her!

BARBARA said...

I feel your pain with your kitchen. It took over four months of confusion before mine was completed. I love the sampler with the upper and lower case letters...lovely! Barbara

Anonymous said...

Marly,I want to win hannah haines. Sent you an email instead I think. Love the colors and simplicity.pjg. patti

Anonymous said...

Oh, I would love to win Hannah. I so much enjoy your blog and updates.

Christine Gibbons
yulece1957@yahoo.ca

pj said...

I too love Hannah and have searched for her and other great little alpha samplers. They are my fav! Thanks for sharing and good luck with your finish!

MY OH MY yes it is tough to find good contractors today. Wood working seems to be a dying art.

Pjstitcher

Linda in Maryville, IL said...

Count me in for a try at the Hanna Haines...I love sampler work.

Dede said...

Me please! Love the look.
We are actually are having spring now...temp was 61 overnight! Unheard of as we have had below freezing at night. Happy to see April coming!

Debbie Kos said...

would love to stitch this….please include me in the drawing :)

Lorene Frischknecht said...

Hi! Would love to have this one as I have 2 granddaughters who have been named Hannah.
Thanks for including me into the draw!

backporchcarver said...

Holy Hannah, I would love to be the "chosen one"for that chart, it is great! Thanks.Love your note to the contractor, well said!

Linda said...

what a shame on your kitchen cabinets hope everything goes well with this new guy please enter me in your hannah giveaway thank you for offering it

linda m

Lyn said...

I would love to have the Hannah Haines pattern. No snow here in central Texas...temps are reaching the 80s already...that's the bright side of living here: if it snows (hardly ever), it melts before you have to shovel it. On the other hand, summers are like one continuous looooong hot flash.

Anonymous said...

How frustrating! We've lost so many talented people that just don't learn to do things the old-fashioned way.
Please enter me in the Hannah Haines giveaway.

nkuelbs said...

Hannah is beautiful, I would love the chance to give her a new home, or to stitch her myself. I love your blog - it is one of my regular stops in blogland! I am so sorry to hear about your cabinetry/kitchen problems - we had our contractor quit on us most of the way through, and can just imagine the utter frustration you are feeling. And Mother Menopause gave me a great giggle! Nancy

nkuelbs said...

Hannah is beautiful, I would love the chance to give her a new home, or to stitch her myself. I love your blog - it is one of my regular stops in blogland! I am so sorry to hear about your cabinetry/kitchen problems - we had our contractor quit on us most of the way through, and can just imagine the utter frustration you are feeling. And Mother Menopause gave me a great giggle! Nancy

Mugwump Woolies said...

Would love to have Hannah come to my house! Thanks so much!
Robyn

dq said...

Hi Marly i would like a chance at winning Hannah.
dq

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