Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Celebrations Abound

Wow! I guess when I give out a challenge, people listen. LOL! Since I now have 161 Stalkers (as of today), I'm going to be hosting a giveaway of something that I've stitched :o) The piece I have in mind is one I stitched last year and made into an ornament/pinkeep. It's called Stitch To Win by The Prairie Schooler -

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I thought this piece was appropriate since it is a breast cancer pattern coming from a breast cancer survivor! The ornament is sitting on the fabric that I used for the backing. Of course there will be a few goodies put in with it as well ;o)

In order to enter, please leave a comment on THIS post only and include an email address if I cannot locate it in your profile. You do not need to have a Blog in order to enter and I will ship anywhere in the world :o) My in-laws are coming for the weekend so I'm going to leave this giveaway open until Wednesday, August 11. You DO have to be a Pumpkin Stalker to enter but you do NOT have to post this on your Blog if you don't want to.

On Friday I celebrated DH's birthday with our friends, T & K. I did my first 'themed' party and I think it turned out quite well! It was a Picnic Party so the table was covered with a white tablecloth and red/white checked plates and napkins :o) Red balloons and goody bags for the four of us. Yes, goody bags! Do you remember getting those? I included picnicky things like bubbles, glow stick bracelets, Play Doh, bubblegum, tattoos, Fun Dips and more. It was a night for us to be kids again ;o)

For supper the picnic theme continued. I bought cold salads, rolls, chips and beer :o) Right before we were ready to eat, I went into town and got a bucket of KFC. You've got to have fried chicken at a picnic right? LOL! For dessert there was watermelon and...a HAMBURGER CAKE! I wish I had taken a picture of it now. I had first seen it on someone's Blog (I'm sorry I forget whose) and was totally grossed out but when I saw one at the grocery store, I just had to get it. It was REALLY good too! We had a great laugh because K doesn't eat hamburgers but we told her we were able to get her to eat this one ;o)

I want to welcome all my new Stalkers and say 'Hi!' to my regular ones ;o) I LOVE reading your comments because they always make my day. If I ever need a smile, I just have to check my Blog. You guys are the best! Thank you for your support and friendship :o)


38 comments:

natalyK said...

I am a new follower and would love the be entered into your giveaway.
natalysneedle.blogspot.com

Annie said...

That picnic party sounds great. Maybe party planning is a new career idea for you.

The pinkeep is lovely, but I'm taking a pass on the contest this time. Good luck to all the entrants.

Marjorie said...

Congrats on all your stalkers (of the pumpkin variety...hope you don't have any of the other kind). Please enter me in your giveaway! Sounds like you throw a great party too...though I did gag a little at the thought of a hamburger cake.

Denise said...

Pumpkin - number 161 - is my daughter!

Could you please enter me in your giveawy. I would love to have an ornament stitched by someone else for my tree.

Thanks and Smiles - Denise

Rachel S said...

What a great theme for the party! The goodie bags sounded fun! never too old for a goodie bag!

Leslie said...

semi old stalker. It is always fun browsing around the pumpkin patch.
Happy birthday to hubby.

Danielle said...

Of course enter me in your giveaway. The party sounded like lots of fun.

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

What a lovely prize! I think I may have been right about you making it to 200 as fast as you stitch kiddo. Best Wishes to DH and Many Happy Returns. The picnic sounds like a blast and that a good time was had by all. Have a great time with your in-laws.
Be always in stitches.

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Hey Cathey! As a long time follower and lover of your blog, I'd love to win your wonderful ornament. Your party sounds GREAT! I love giving parties and am always trying to make them fun in some way. Your hamburger cake sounds awesome - I can't believe you didn't get a picture.

Have a good visit with your in-laws!

Terrie - The Stitch Store said...

I would love to have this proudly displayed in my store! Terrie@StitchStore.NET

~*Shar*~ said...

Sounds like everyone had a great time at your picnic; but I don't remember having beer at mine when I was a kid. LOL (JK). Please enter me in your drawing hun; I'd be honored to have this hanging in my home; it's adorable. Love reading your blog; I do everyday.

Hugs, Shar
ssharlene0320@yahoo.com

Ellen said...

Would love to enter your giveaway, thank you.

Congrats on all your stalkers!

Hugs,

mumzy said...

Hi Sweetie: You are a real original when it comes to theme party. It was great talking to your DH on his birthday and we too celebrated our anniversary. I have never heard of a hamburger cake.

I do not know if I can enter your giveaway, seeing I am your Mom, but if I qualify, please enter my name in the contest. Thanks!
Hugs and Love,
Mom

Aussie Stitcher said...

Your party sounds like heaps of fun, hope DH had a wonderful time. Please enter me into your draw, would love to win something made by you.

Daffycat said...

An awesomely darling giveaway, Cathey! Enter me, please.

Love the sound of your picnic party ~ what fun! Wishing a happy birthday to DH.

Phyllis said...

I discovered your site quite by accident. Am enjoying it and would love to be included in your drawing.

Kathryn said...

Love your party ideas. Love your stitching and photography. Just wish you could send me some pumpkins for my FarmVille farm. (Just Kidding)

Myra said...

That is such a pretty pinkeep. I would be honored to win it.

Deborah said...

The pinkeep is beautiful. I would love to be entered.

April Mechelle said...

Stalker Here :0 LOL Please enter me in your giveaway!! Thanks

Terri M said...

Hello, Miss Patch, will you please enter me?

Carol said...

Congratulations on 161!! And, of course, I would love to throw my name into the hat for a chance to win something "Pumpkin-stitched!"

Awww...I want to see the hamburger cake, too. Oh, I just googled it--it does look like a real hamburger--amazing!! Say "happy belated birthday" to your DH--sounds like a fun celebration...

TammyK said...

Regular stalker here & would love to be entered in your giveaway. It's so sweet that your mom reads your blog. Bless her heart ;)

Bridgette said...

I enjoy following your blog in my reader. Please enter me into your gracious giveaway.

Parsley said...

How fun. I'd love to be entered. Plus the PINK!! OH MY FAV!

Uh...I just drew a name for MY giveaway... CONGRATS!!! YOU WON!!!

I need you to email me your address. ;-)

Gen said...

Happy belated birthday to your DH! It seems you had all a great birthday party! :))

Ellen said...

I am now a follower. I read your blog so often, I thought I was already a follower.

Hugs,

Gert said...

I'm a new follower and would love to be included in your drawing!

Blessings.....
xoxo Gert

Lisa said...

I would love to enter my name in this wonderful give-a-way you are hosting. It would be wonderful to have something Pumpkin stitched!!
Congrats on 161 and growing.
Take care!

Patty C. said...

I would love to be entered in your giveaway - I'm an old stalker ;)

dixiesamplardesigns said...

Would love the chance win such a beautiful piece of work, especially one that celebrates the fight against breast cancer! Our best friend is currently winning her battle with this disgusting and dreadful sickness...if I win, I think I would like to share this little beauty with her...form one survivor to another!

Thank you for your generosity!

Mel said...

That is such a cute ornament! And what a lovely sentiment to it as well

Congrats on 161!!!
I'd love it if you threw my name in the hat. :)

♥ Nia said...

Your blog is always so nice and fun, stalkers will increase all the time, of course! :D
Please count me in!! :)
Have a great week my sweet friend!

FIONA said...

What a fabulous giveaway - thanks so much for offering such a beautiful piece! I have been following your blog for a little while and really enjoy catching up on it when you blog! I'm having a giveaway too for reaching 100 followers - so you might like to enter that too!! Happy stitching, fiona x

CalamityJr said...

What a lovely reason to become a new follower! Please count me in!

Conny said...

Love reading your blog. This PS piece is really beautiful so please enter me in your drawing.

Kat said...

What a nice piece! I'd love to enter if I am not too late!

~Kat

Lori-Ann said...

Very cute ornie, Cathey. The winner will surely feel like one!