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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Christmas Giveaway!

Merry Christmas everyone!

I am so sorry it's been such a long time since I've posted.  Life is so in the way.  I have been struggling with my job, mainly my boss.  It's really a sorry tale.  I thought that he was going to fire me a few weeks ago.  The job started going south right before Thanksgiving.  Mainly, it's a communication thing.  But my boss is the boss and the boss is never wrong, so it's my communication that's lacking.  I am not sure what I am going to do.  I like the people that I work with and I think that given time, maybe it will work out.  But I am pretty skeptical.

On the stitching front, I did finish a few ornaments.  Frosty Flakes from LHN and a Prairie Schooler snowman.  I don't have pictures because the David is in Japan with the little camera.  I tried taking pics with my cell phone but they didn't come out very well.  He will be home in a few days, so maybe I'll be able to take a snap or two. I am working on Prairie Schooler's, Christmas Eve, but it's a slow stitch for me.
And I've bought some things, Merry Christmas to me!  I bought the new Blackbird Designs, Christmas Garden, and all the fixin's which I'm going to start on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.  I also bought the new Stocking too. 

I joined the WIPocalypse.  Go take a look.  I have too many wips.  Need to pare down some of them and I did good with finishing some of my Wips during the first half of the year but the later half, not so much.  I have to make a list.  I pulled some of them out and nothing right now is calling my name.  I'm hoping this little SAL will motivate me.

Now for the giveaway.  I have been going through my stash and I've come up wth a couple of duplicate charts and magazines.  I am giving away the following:

2011 JCS Ornament Magazine
LNH Ornaments:
Cardinal Winter
Silent Night
Gingerbread Village

The Scarlet House:
Jingle All the Way

So all you have to do is comment to this post only.  I'll draw a name on Christmas Eve.  I'll throw in a few extras too....

Hope everyone is ready for Christmas.  I'm not but that's ok.  This year, I'm doing my best to reflect on Jesus' birth.

Merry Christmas!



Denise said...

Me, Me, Me...pick me ;-)
Seriously, hope the boss thing works out. Job troubles are no fun. Merry Christmas!

Ellen said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Sure would love to join your giveaway, thank you for the chance!


diamondc said...

Joanie: It is good to hear from you, I do hope all goes well with your job.
I would like to be entered into your givaway wow what a great bunch of goodies, it would be to win.
Merry Christmas to You and Your Family.

missy said...

Welcome back and I'm sorry that your going through a tough time at work. Amazing how one person can have so much control over ones life in a negative way and still be a boss. How sad for this individual to not see what they are doing to you.

Very generous contest you are having. Please add my name with all the others. GOOD LUCK everyone!!

I hope things get better for you at work. I know all too well what your going through.


dq said...

I would love to win that would make by Christmas!

Glenna said...

I'm sorry to hear about the boss problems. I'm hoping you can get it worked out in a way that's comfortable for you.

I'm not entering the giveaway (I already have most of those charts--LOL, so please choose some other deserving commenter). Just wanted to stop by and wish you a merry Christmas.

Diana said...

Sorry to hear you are having so much trouble with your boss. Hope you can find some way to make things better for you.
Look forward to seeing your pictures.
Merry Christmas!

CalamityJr said...

Sorry about the mess at work. Having problems with the boss can make every day miserable, and I feel sad for you.

I look forward to seeing your new finishes and stash. Now that's a great way to cheer yourself up!

What a generous giveaway. Please count me in! I promise I would pass things forward so more of us can enjoy your kindness!

Kathy A. said...

My wish for you this Christmas is that your job situation gets sorted out in your favor.
Wishing you and your family a Blessed Christmas.
I would love to be entered in your drawing. And thank you.

Jeanne said...

Sorry to hear about the job troubles Joanie - hoping you get some needed time off over the holidays.

Please throw my name in for the giveaway - those LHN ornies are on my wish list :).

Take care & Merry Christmas to you!

Marlene said...

Please add me to your giveaway if you are happy to post to the UK, as for Christmas, for get all the tips on TV from chef's and house decorators, have a simple family time, it's much beeter for everyone and also very rewarding for you.
Happy Christmas xx

Lisa V said...

I'm having work issues at the moment aswell, I have only been there less than 3 months and I'm already looking for another job. The atmosphere in the office is horrible and all because of one person. I hope your problems resolve and you can be happy at work again.
I would love to be entered in your giveaway too please.

The Queen Bee said...

I am sorry that the job scene is getting you down. Such a bummer.

Can't wait for the camera to come home. Your finishes are always enjoyable.

I hope being comment #13 brings me luck.


devonaz said...

Merry Christmas,,and what an awesome giveaway...Hope things work out with your job...
hanna_563 at msn dot com

Chris said...

Hey Joanie!
Please enter me in your wonderful giveaway.
I hope that things smooth out at work for you.
I am glad that you have finished some ornies.
Merry Xmas to you and yours!

Jacqueline said...

hang in there with your boss if yu can.. things have a way of changing. I would love to be entered into your giveaway.

Mary Joan said...

Please enter me into your giveaway.

I do hope things will settle down at work for you, especially with the boss.

Looking forward to seeing your new finishes.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Mary Joan

valerie said...

I do hope that the work woes pan out for you. That's a stressful position to be in! Thanks for hosting a fun giveaway. I would love a chance! Merry Christmas!

Paula said...

Hi Joanie, I just found your blog and would love to be entered in your giveaway.
Loved the Halloween designs in your October post.
I hope you have a lovely Christmas.

Giovanna said...

Merry Christmas! I hope things settle down for you at work, so sorry you've been having trouble.

pj said...

I wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas! I have had some trying days at work before and sometimes it works out and sometimes it can't be changed. Thanks for the "chance" to win some great charts!!!! Keep in touch and glad you had a few minutes to blog. I hope you find some calm time with your needle over the holidays! pam in iowa

Vera said...

Happy Holidays! What a great give-away...would love to be entered.

Hope things work out well for you at work...those situations can be tricky at best (I know)...


Raven/Missy said...

I hope your job issues work out quickly and in a way that is good for you!

Please include me in your giveaway drawing, thank you!

Daniela said...

I'm sorry to hear about your troubles at work.
Please enter me into the giveaway drawing.
Wishing you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas.

Marilyn said...

I hope things settle down with your boss for you soon Joanie.
I would love to enter your giveaway.
Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

I would love to be entered in your giveaway! Thanks so much for the opportunity!

marly said...

Sorry to hear about the bossache. Hang in there. A friend left her job because of a boss and he was gone the week after!! Have a wonderful and joyous Christmas!

woolwoman said...

Hi Joanie - I'm so sorry to hear that your new boss is difficult to deal with. I hope in spite of that you are having a good Christmas and enjoying the season. I'd love to be entered into your drawing - I see lots of things listed I don't have. Wishing you many happy stitches in the new year ! Melody

Kimberly R. said...

I hope your problems at work clear up!! Please add me in for your wonderful giveaway!
Thank you :)
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

Valerie Kalyani said...

I hope the work issues clear up, that is so unpleasant. I am also not ready for the holiday, but it will be what it will be. Thank you for the entry opportunity.

SueT said...

I would love to be entered in your giveaway. Do hope the New Year brings some sense to your boss!
Happy Christmas
Sue T in France