Saturday, October 13, 2012

We Have A Winner!

But first...a little summary of my day and a look at my stitching, as it is the end of the rotation week, after all!

Today, I took the train to the State Fair of Texas with a troop of excited Daisies (and lots of Texas/OU fans, as the Red River Rivalry was at the Cotton Bowl today). We saw Big Tex (and even more Texas/OU fans), had a picnic lunch outside the Hall of State, enjoyed the impressive Girl Scouts 100th Anniversary Experience at the Fair, took part in a scavenger hunt all around the fair for a badge, talked to the Ford Automotive Robot (who talked to our troop and had everyone at the Auto Show cheer for our Girl Scouts), ate a delicious Deep Fried Samoa, navigated a lot of not too happy and rather intoxicated Texas fans spilling out of the Cotton Bowl while the game was going on, and then took the train home! We got lots of comments of admiration about our Daisies in their uniforms, and those bright blue vests and tunics were very visible in the sea of orange and maroon at the fair today. We had a wonderful time, though I must admit, I'm exhausted and hurting from all the walking tonight! I am out of shape. Don't get me wrong, stitching is my hobby to get me to relax, but it definitely doesn't keep me in shape!

Here are just a few pictures from today:

Girl Scouts Rule!

Inside the 100th Anniversary Experience

Ready to try some Deep Fried Samoas!

Deep Fried Samoas - YUMMY!!
After resting when we got home, having dinner, taking baths and putting the kids to bed, I sat down and did some more stitching tonight! Here is the progress I made tonight:

As of 10/13/12
 And here is how the frame looks in full as of tonight:

As of 10/13/12
 So since this is the end of the rotation week, let's look at how much progress I made this week! At the beginning of the week, Christmas Countdown looked like this:

Christmas Countdown - Start of Rotation Week

 And here is where I ended up this week:

Christmas Countdown - End of Rotation Week 11/13
Ornaments done, frame started - I think that's good progress this week! Tomorrow starts me working on my next WOCS contribution with May Lily of the Valley Teacup. I'm excited for the new start!

Now, the moment you've all been waiting for. We put all of the entries into a bowl tonight and before bed, my daughter picked a name out of the bowl! Sorry for not taking pictures, but congratulations to the big winner!
hkittypink from Stitchy Sam

Please send me an email (the address is on my profile) with the best email address to send your gift certificate to, and let me know your choice between 123 Stitch! or Heaven and Earth Designs. Congratulations!

Now I am off to bed! I hope you're all having a wonderfully stitchy weekend!

Until next time!


  1. Sounds like a fun day and congrats to the winner.

  2. Lovely scouts, lovely cookies, lovely stitching, and congratulations to the winner!

  3. Looks like a good day was had. Great stitching and congrats to the winner:)

  4. samoas! been a long long time since i had them - so long i had forgotten about them - but now i remember - yummy! good progress with your stitching - take care, Amanda

    1. They tie with Thin Mints as my favorite cookies, and the Deep Fried version were AMAZING! Any samoa lover would love it!

  5. Sounds like you all had a really good day & congrats to the winner!

  6. Looks like a fun day! Congrats to the winner :)

  7. Congratulations to Sam =)

    Sounds like your day was full of fun and you made wonderful progress on your Christmas Countdown

  8. Congrats to Sam.. You are that great kind of tired, the way you get after an awesomely fun day. The Girls looked too cute

  9. Great progress on the Christmas Countdown this week!

  10. The girls look like they are having a great time! Your stitching looks great; I just love that project.

  11. Yay! Never won anything before on my blogs! Thank you!