Apr 27, 2014

Pear offer

Good morning.  Hope the weekend is going well. 
If you would like to enter the drawing for one of these four designs, please leave your entry on this post.  Initials if anonymous or no reply. 
 Checking to see if you are no-reply is not as easy as it used to be with upgrades to Blogger and Google+.  But if you want to know for sure, click here to see the steps.  If you don't have your own blog on which to leave a comment, just follow the steps.  I'm sure some of you prefer that setting and don't want a reply to your comments.   Not all blog owners reply to comments and some feel that is rude, others feel it's unnecessary.  Note to anonymous Karen - the pear designs are all free under the Pears tab beneath the header photo.
 
The boxes were painted and ready for labels. Remember the first HP laptop crash and having to start over with labels on another HP?  My newest one is a Dell after the second HP crash, and adjustments in color need to made again, but minor compared to the last time. 
The printer is also HP (Photosmart series), less than a year old, and uses more ink than you can imagine, even on normal settings.  But some times, it likes to throw out more red, then stop the red for a few lines, and then start over.  Like this.  Why haven't I had it replaced under warranty?  Because they will only replace it with another HP and this being my third, I want nothing to do with their products.  Why haven't I bought a different brand yet?  Individual ink colors!  I run out of yellow but have $80 of other ink still usable.  Needless to say, I am so frustrated (and out of red ink again) that I don't know when or if the labels will be done.  I spent two entire days printing over and over and trying to adjust colors.  I think this will be the last offer for boxes.  For the amount of time I put into them, it costs much more than I charge. 
 I have so many blank 3 box sets, large and small, and don't know if I want to bother doing Ebay to sell them, or if a good fire is in order.  Sometimes I would rather incur the loss and have it over with immediately.  No waiting for a buyer, no buying packing boxes, stuffing, labels, just get it done. Which is exactly the attitude I'm taking for a new printer.  Just forget about the ink costs.  Wait - the Animal Welfare thrift store!  Perfect.  I'm sure they will take the boxes. My two little square favorites are the only ones ready.  I'll let you know when and if there will be a sale.
The bug that I thought was invading is not a bug.  There is something wrong and it's robbing me of sleep and food, so I am crabbier than normal.  I know which tests the doctor will order and that thought puts me up to Queen Crab status, and the current exalted ruler of Bitchdom.
So here we go - if you want a pear, leave a comment here.  No need to give your preference in the entry, you can make that decision if your name is drawn.
Thanks for visiting!




108 comments:

Birgitte aka Bietje said...

I love your pears, and like to be in the drawing. So pleas count me in.
I made some myself, but one way they don't look as special as yours. Don't know what I did wrong.

Lynda Ruth Bowers said...

I love your pears and please put me in your drawing. You do such lovely work. hugs Lynda

Timi said...

Your pears look lovely!!! :o)

pj said...

Love your pears. You do great work and such super designing. I hope you get out of your funk. I WANT one of your boxes and never have gotten lucky enough to get one.

Happy day!

Pam in Iowa
Pjstitcher @ mchsi dot com

moosecraft said...

Oh my goodness... I hope you get to feeling better soon!
My experience with HP has been nothing less than a horror story... I don't even understand how they are still in business... our HP printer drinks excessive amounts of ink too, so when it gets time when I'm printing more, I'll look into an Epson...

Kristen said...

Still a bit shocked that you're going to just give one of those beauties away Marly, but I sure hope I'm the lucky duck.

Hope you feel better.

The Woolen Cellar said...

Really like your alphabet samplers and the colors you use! I love the pears but I am not sure I would do a good job of finishing it. I think I will make a sample to see how it goes. A great blog!

Melissa said...

Of course I would love a chance to win one of your pears! Who wouldn't? :-)

Thanks Marly! Happy Sunday to you!

Michelle said...

Hi Marly!

You do such an outstanding job with everything you do! I would love to be the proud owner of your "to die for" pears! Please count me in on the drawing! Hope you are feeling better!

Daffycat said...

Pears are my favorite things! Count me in for the drawing, please.

Can you go to the copy-shop to make these? Full color copies are expensive but in the long run it might be less than buying printer ink.

Kathleen said...

I, too, on occasion, have reigned as the 'exalted ruler of bitchdom' - it will pass!

Please enter me in your drawing.

Friendship Crossing said...

Your pears are always so adorable, so please count me in your giveaway.

Thanks so much!
Tanya

Annmarie said...

Most definitely would LOVE one...I have my choice already and know where it will sit. Thanks Marly
Annmarie

Maggee said...

I would LOVE to win one of your finished pears! Especially since I did a 'Shirlee' on one, it came out so bad when I tried to 'finish'
it...And the others are still waiting for me to try again! I didn't stitch them all yet... Hugs!

KimM said...

I would LOVE a chance for one of your pears!!

Kathy L. said...

I would so love one of your pears. I haven't started any yet but have them printed, so sorry you are not feeling well. I hope you get better soon.

Love your newfound charity.

Kathy

LaNelle said...

So sorry to hear that your still feeling under the ?? Good luck with getting answers! Please put me in the hat for your beautiful pears, thanks for the chance.

Carol said...

I would love to have one of your pears. I've never stitched one because I can't do the finishing and I would treasure one that you made.
Hope you'll be feeling better soon.

Anonymous said...

Please enter me in your drawing for one of your pears. I love your stitchery--especially the samplers!
I've made several, but it takes me so much longer than you to make them.
Marilyn S.

basketsnprims said...

Marly, I so hope you feel better soon. And the printer problems, well I know all about that. I had an HP but now have a wireless canon and I love it. Love the pears and would love to be entered. thanks so very much.
pam

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Hi Marly,
Oh the frustrations of printers!! So very sorry you have had so much trouble!! I truly understand and really appreciate your attention to detail, even in the face of such frustrating circumstances!! Hope you can find a better solution soon!!
Your pears are wonderful and I would most certainly LOVE to win one!
Thank you for the opportunity!
Sending Warm Hugs~
Julie

backporchcarver said...

would love to win one of your pears, they are so cool! Hope you get some answers to your problems and praying it will be an easy fix.

Anne said...

Definitely throw my name in the hat for one of your amazing pears Marly!! That sucks to hear about your printer. I always find the cost of ink frustrating too. Almost worth it to buy a new printer every time! I use a Canon and so far it's been pretty good to me. I've yet to use a HP product and don't think I will after your review :D

Ali said...

I too would love to have my name entered into your pear draw, I have admired them for a while now. Very sorry about the printer problem you have my sympathy as I've spent the afternoon sorting paper jams on mine grrrrrr to bloomin technology!

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

WOW! I'd love a pear! I have downloaded designs but not stitched

Robin said...

I would love to add one of your finished pears to my collection! Sorry to hear about the printer problems and even sorrier to hear that you aren't feeling better.

Robin in Virginia

Laurie Arp said...

Of course I want to be entered into your drawing for a pear... they're fabulous!

capecodgirl565 said...

Sorry to hear you are not feeling up to snuff, hope you are better soon. I would love to be able to pick a pear from your lineup of beauties. Please enter me for a chance.

Anonymous said...

Pears are a favorite of mine for decorating. Have your patterns but have not made one yet. Would LOVE to have one of yours made by you!
Judy Y.

Dirty Martini Queen said...

Sorry to hear that the crabbies haven't left you yet. I think my hubby would tell you that you are merely a Lady in Waiting for the Queen of Bitchdom is residing at his home. What is it about EVERYTHING and EVERYBODY right now? They are all idiots and jumping up and down on my last nerve.

I'd love to be a winner of one of your gorgeous pears. I have printed all the patterns but have hesitated stitching them because I can't "finish" anything since I don't sew.

Now about the printer, hubby bought a kit on line and now fills our ink at home. Best thing he ever did but it did take us a couple of times to not make a huge mess.
Donna

Marilyn said...

I would love to win one of your Pears!
Thanks!
Marilyn

Kay said...

Thank you for sharing your scrumptious pears. x

CathieJ said...

I love your pears. I have printed out a few of the patterns but have yet to get started on them because there are so many other projects lined up. Sigh.... Please enter me into your drawing. I am surprise you have had so much trouble with your HP printer as I love mine. I am on my second so that I could use it remotely but both of mine work beautifully.

Frances N said...

Your pears are gorgeous and I'd love to be entered to win one! Thank you for a chance!
Frances

dq said...

omg Marly do i want a pear? Yes i do!

dq bogfairy@yahoo.com

Cathy said...

The pears are just wonderful and I would love to win one! Thank you for such a generous giveaway!

Anonymous said...

I would love to be included. Your work is beautiful. PM

cucki said...

Your pears are always so adorable, so please count me in your giveaway.

Thanks so much!
Big hugs xxx

Judy said...

I would love to be in the drawing for one of your pears...especially made by you. Printer ink sure puts a hole in our pockets! Hope you are feeling better.

Judy Heartland stitcher

Mouse said...

I would love to own one of your beautiful pears :)
ouchie re the not feeling well ... hope you get sorted real quick
and nooo re the printer how frustrating all round ...
hope things improve for you soon as your boxes are so lovely and I like pam have never been lucky to get one ... love mouse xxxx

Carol said...

Count me in, too, Marly! I could easily stitch one for my self, but I know I couldn't finish it as nicely as you have :)

melodyr said...

I love the pears and would love to be entered in the drawing. Thank you, Melody

CalamityJr said...

I'm so glad you said to wait to choose -they're all lovely! Please include my name in the chance to make that wonderful decision.

Debra Wortman said...

Please include me in your giveaway. I love the way the pears are displayed against your pewter!

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

Thanks for giving us the chance to choose a pear ... it won't be easy. I would love to be included in this generous drawing.
Peace to all,
Barb

Denise said...

I would love a chance to win a pear. Sorry for your printer issues, I have been there also and it is very frustrating.

Cathy said...

Thanks for the chance to win one of these lovely pears! They're all beautiful.
Cathy
CraftyCat

Linda said...

your pears are lovely please enter me in your giveaway so enjoy your blog hope you are feeling better soon sometimes making lemonade out of lemons is a big squeeze hope the tests wont squeeze to hard

linda m of no blog

Linda said...

your pears are lovely please enter me in your giveaway so enjoy your blog hope you are feeling better soon sometimes making lemonade out of lemons is a big squeeze hope the tests wont squeeze to hard

linda m of no blog

Chrie said...

Marly! I so love your pears...would love a chance to win one! Enjoy your blog so much, especially stitching pics!
Thanks

nitebyrd said...

I'd so love to win one of your pears!

Pilarín said...

I would love to win one of your Pears!
Thanks!
XOXO,
Pilarín

Rugs and Pugs said...

Why don't you just take orders and have people pay up front? That may work :)
Please enter me. I'd be honored to have a Marly original.
Hugs :)
Lauren

Delania said...

Love all your work!

rosek1870 said...

I pray that the doctors figure out what is going on and that you are feeling better soon. I so love all your pears (they are on my list of to do patterns!)! I would love to win one that you made!

Good Luck to All,
Hugs,
Rose

Jenny Wright said...

Marly you are always so generous!
Wishing you all the best,
Jenny

wirose said...

Please add me to drawing

Sonia said...

Hope you're feeling better soon. :)
your pears are awesome. please enter me in your drawing.

Thanks and here's wishing you well week ahead. :)

Debbie Kos said...

I love your pears :) please count me in

Anonymous said...

Hi Marly...always a pleasure reading your blog! I do hope you get to feeling better soon. Thanks so much for a chance at the give-away! You know I love those pears.
Maureen
mgw070 at shaw dot ca

ladyjane22 said...

Love your pears. Please enter me in your drawing. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

I love your pears. You do such wonderful work and am so happy that you share with us.

Christine G

yulece1957@yahoo.ca

Brenda said...

Oh I would absolutely LOVE to have one of your beautiful pears!!! You stitch beautifully and your finishing is just simply gorgeous as well.

Please enter my name in your drawing! Blessings to you in hoping that they find out what is wrong and you can start to feel much better ASAP.

bluetit said...

Only for the fun i love yours pears
You send in france .?
Kisses from burgundy

Nupur said...

Please count me in - would love to win!

Patti said...

Please enter me in your extremely generous giveaway. Your pears are incredible and unique.
Blessings, Patti

Lyn said...

Definitely count me in on the pear drawing! On printers, I am thinking of switching from an inkjet to a laser printer... so far, feedback is positive about the Canon imageCLASS MF8580Cdw, and I'm leaning towards replacing my crappy HP inkjet with this Canon laser printer. Best price I've found is online, not in the stores.

Janice Curtin said...

Oh, I would love to win one of your pears. I really enjoy your blog and e-mails. I just got this e-mail, took 24 hours for me to get it! Hope I didn't miss out on the drawing.

butterfly said...

Love love love your pears would love to be in the draw , hugs.

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Love your pears Marly and would love to be entered into your giveaway, thank you. I am so sorry that you are not well, sending you healing energy and positive thoughts that you are better very soon. Deb
P.S. I have an Epson printer and am very happy with it. The ink is water proof (Durabrite)so no bleeding if your prints happen to get wet.

terry a said...

Would love, love, love a pear!!!!!

bob robert said...

Your pears are the best and my favorite item you have made. So talented!! Roann

debra said...

Your pears look great-please count me in the drawing i would love to have a pear from you thanks for the opportunity to win

M.Grazia said...

Marly, I love your pears!
Please enter me in your drawing.
M.Grazia

Solstitches said...

I'd love to enter please.
I keep meaning to stitch one of these lovely designs but I think I am daunted by the finishing.
Thanks for the chance!
Margaret

Vickie said...

Please include me Marly. I am still praying for you and your brother and sister. Go to the doctor and get it over with.♥

Donna Munson said...

Love all the pears and would be so grateful to be entered in the drawing.....the details of the motifs are wonderful. I can't get that much detail in my needle punching! Have a peaceful day.....Donna M. (thetinrabbit)

Tina McFadden said...

Love, love the pears! please enter me also. tina

bab5313 said...

I like pears!

Sorry about your printer - they can definitely be a hassle sometimes. I'm trying to do everything electronically, trying to wean myself off of a printer.

bab5313 (at) psu (dot) edu

Cyndi said...

I love the pears! I love the boxes! Truthfully, I love it all lol TY for the chance to win.

Cyndi G.

Michele said...

I love the pears! Count me in! Hope you feel better soon!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

I'd love to be in the drawing for one of YOUR pears! I agree that printers are one of the most frustrating tech things! I bought an Epson the last time because "they said" it was the best for printing on fabric. Well, I've all but stopped doing that, but the replacement cartridges are almost as expensive as the new 'disposable' printers!

cl said...

I love your Pears. Please pick me!

Lida said...

I made those pears myself and I love the way they look! Mine are hanging in a tree! Wish everyone success!
Greetings
Lida

usagypsy said...

Your pears are beautiful and would love to have the opportunity to go "pear picking" :) Thanks so much!

Linda said...
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Linda said...

Thanks for the chance of one of your beautiful pears. I understand printer woes and google hates me today.

Melody said...

I would love to be in the drawing for one of your pears!! I think they are so lovely.

Good luck on the printer issues.

Kay said...

YES I would LOVE one of your pears! Thank you for the chance. Does your HP take 920 ink by any chance? I have a box of it that I can't use any more, and would be happy to be rid of!

sheravery said...

Hi Marly,
I would LOVE to be one of the lucky recipients of one of your beautiful pears. Thank you for the opportunity to enter your drawing.

-Sherry-

Teresa S. said...

My favorite pear is Rebirth. But they are all beautiful. It was hard to choose :)

quiltygirl1 said...

Thank you and yes I would like to be included and I love to buy your boxes. Yes, up your price!!!

Margaret said...

Of course I want to be included in the drawing for a pear. Thank you!!

Char said...

I love your pears and can't believe you threw the shamrock away! :) Please add me to the drawing. My contact information is char@centurytel.net I love reading your blog. I also like the work you do.

Char F.

Jonette said...

Would love to win a pear! I had the same problem with my HP printer and finally gave up and replaced it with a Canon which I am very pleased with.

Anonymous said...

LOVE the pears! Please add my name to the drawing :-)
Susan
skpitt@aol.com

Ellen said...

I love your pears and would sure love to own one! Thank you for the chance!

Hugs,

Helen said...

I love your blog Marly - your stories and life - your cats and samplers…
… and your pears are lovely - I'd love to win one…
I'm in the UK and of course I would help with postage.
Hugs
Helen

Catherine said...

Love the pears and would love a chance to have one! Have had issues with HP in the past myself ~ so frustrating!

Diane H said...

It would be wonderful to own one of your beautiful pears. I really enjoy your writing and your home.
Thank you.

vivian said...

love your pears and glad to have a chance at winning one. thanks so much.....vivian

V said...

Love your pears, it is so generous of you to let us have the patterns for free. I plan on making them all if I have enough time left in this world. I have a big, old wooden bowl just perfect for them.

Anonymous said...

I have ALWAYS loved your pears and would be so thrilled if I was to be chosen for your drawing!! Add me to the list.
Thank you.
MAK in Iowa

Shirlee said...

I'd love a chance for a pear if I'm not too late. I'm catching up on blog reading this morning : )

Lou Ann said...

I would love to win one of your pears! You do such wonderful work1 You have helped me learn a lot with your blog! Thanks!

Heartsdesire said...

Your pears are beautiful. What fun it would be to win one.

Dede said...

I made a pear for an exchange. Loved how it looked. Have yet to stitch one for myself! I hope to get back to it this summer. Thanks for the opportunity to win one of yours!

Deb F said...

The pears are fabulous. I'd love to be included.

And thanks for doing such a great giveaway!

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