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Hi my name is Louise (Lou) and I am a craftaholic. I am in my mid twenties and live in wonderful Scotland. My addictions are jewelry making and cross stitching, I do knit and love to try other things, but these are the two that have stuck. I have been stitching ever since i can remember, but only started stitching properly when i was pregnant with my first daughter. I manage to get my fix in between looking after my two angels and hubby.

Wednesday, 27 May 2009

A little giveaway

I know my post yesterday mentioned it would probably be my last but as I was sorting through my collection of cross stitch magazines I came across all of the freebie kits I have. These will probably just lie in a box somewhere begging to be stitched so I thought why not pass them on to someone who will use them.

I have no camera to take pictures of what I have as I cannot for the life of me remember which box it is in and don't want to go emptying the boxes to find it, however there are some lovely kits in there ranging from cute teddies to florals and animals. If I remember rightly there are a couple of Margaret Sherry kits there too.

Along with the kits I am also offering to make a braided bangle from copper with your choice of colour of beads, if you are not a wearer of jewelry I will whip up a custom scissor fob with a one of a kind charm hand made by moi.

To be entered into the giveaway all you have to do is leave a comment at the bottom of this post with your best story of moving home. This could be a disaster story or something funny.

I have not yet decided how many winners there will be, this will all be decided once I am moved and back on-line. There is a deadline though of the 14th June (my youngest daughters birthday).

Good luck and I look forward to reading your stories.

Lou xx


Ethel Semanco said...

I think the worst move I have ever made was to move home after a divorce with 3 children, I had a little sister at home the age of my oldest, I slept on the sofa with the youngest, my son slept in the basement and the middle girl with my little sister, not enough room, tension high, too many people in a sm space, thankfully the older 2 were in school, I have no idea to this day, what we did with all the toys and clothes while waiting to find a place of our own, needless to say, I found one very quickly, my advice, DONT move home

Anonymous said...

My worst move occured last year in middle of September. Being a single parent and no man or truck to help. I had been moving small items but the big items were still at the appartment and I needed to be out by middled of September. The one person I depended on , my brother in law, moved to Arkansas. I asked a freind that had a van and she asked me for a $50.00 loan , which has not been return since then, also asked my sister how has a small truck and she said her truck was to small to move anything and her boyfreind was to busy to help me, went to the u-haul and they are expensive for in town moving, and how would help me move the items, my nethews are lazy. I was stressing out and my lupus was begining to flair. My sister suggested I ask my cousins but I know they have their families, school and work. Then mother nature stepped in and Hurricane Ike treaten our coust, Everything was closed and everyone was off from work. I took a chance and called my cousin and she told me she will get back to me. In one hour they were there helping me move my big items. They even hooked up my dry. Thank God for Javier, Noel, Luis and Hurrican Ike. They were done moving my big item within three hour. Told them not to worry about the small things. They asked for nothing in return. I moved more of the small items on my owe and did leave something behind. But figure if I don't see them I will not miss them. I was moved two days before move out day. P.S. Ike missing us completely not even one drop off rain. My motto: Thank God for Mother Nature and cousins.

Anonymous said...

OHH forgot
~Mary in TX the Hurrican IKe and Cousin move...LOL

Terry said...

The worst move back home for me was when I had my 2 1/2 year old. I left her father after I had enough of the physical and emotional abuse. My parents welcomed us back with open arms and put us in their bed while they took the couches. My older brother was also living with them at the time so a tiny two bedroom home was overflowing. They wanted me to stay longer but I was afraid I'd go back to him so I took my wee one and we went to stay with my other brother and his family. We camped out in his office/florida room for a couple of months until I saved enough money for an apartment. That was the worst time for me but I'm thankful I had enough backbone and commen sense (FINALLY!) to get out and stay out. All it took was a couple of months without the stress of the abuse and I wondered what in the world took me so long in leaving?!!!

Meari said...

I've not had any really bad moves. However, this last time, my brother and his friends helped me move and practically every piece of good furniture had scratches and gouges on them. I was so mad!

Shelley - ILCS said...

We moved home to my parents when our son was born in 2004 and I had to stop working. Couldn't afford to live off of one paycheck. At first it was wonderful. Having two extra sets of hands to help out with a newborn. Then after 1 year turned into 2...and 3...etc. we both missed our independence and it almost recked our marriage. After finally being able to move out and be on our own again in 2008 our marriage is now wonderful and our son is thriving wonderfully. Because he grew up for the first 4 yrs with Grandma and Grandpa around all of the time they are his best friends. I wouldn't trade that for the world. Growing up I barely new my grandparents, until I was much older. He adores in Grandpa to no extent and wants to spend as much time with him as possible. Shelley in California

5footrunt said...

I wish I had a bad move story to share but I have only lived in three places. Bummer

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

Well the last time I moved home with my parents after leaving a difficult relationship at the time. I had my 3 kids with me and we moved into the smallest bedroom of the house. We lived in that small room with everything packed in boxes and rubber maid tubs. We slept on the floor with sleeping bags. We were so cramped up that no one could open the door at night as I slept right up against it.
I may have not been the best time in my life but just knowing my kids were with me and we all were safe and happy was all that mattered. My oldest daughter went to school at the Elementary school that I grew up at.

Jonara Blu Maui said...

Hey Lou! Thanks for visiting my blog even though I've been non-existant lately. I really appreciate the support so much!

My moving nightmare(s) just happened..loosing important things! Like the sub-rental contract with our brand new tenant upstairs of our shop. We rented the upstairs space to her during our needless to say as much as I tried to be organized..It almost impossible. The agency that rents the building to us just sent us a note saying it was time for property tax inspection and they would be coming this we had to let our renter know..but I could not find the agreement with the number. Thankfully we knew were she worked and got a hold of her the next morning. She was super understanding and left me a copy of the lease that very day. What a thing to loose though!

Gabi said...

Just wanting to pop in to wish you all luck with your move and hope to see you back online soon.

Buy Design said...

Too late to win a prize but I moved from Kent to Perthshire with my husband 3 kids and a farting dog. We drove up overnight, one self drive removal van, and one car packed with the essentials: ie Christmas decorations. Arrived at our new house at 5am on 23rd December and had the decorations up by tea time. Big basement so just stashed the boxes till the new year. Christmas shopping (food and presents) was done in Tesco on 24th. If they didn't have it then we did without. Nothing wrong with Christmas dinner on paper plates. Found the real ones by the new year though.

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