Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Ups and Downs.....

Sorry it has been a bit quiet here... there has been a lot going on, not least of which is that the landlady of the house we live in has decided that she needs to sell and has served notice on us. This means that we now have to find somewhere else to live and move into in the next two months.  It may mean that is a little quiet on here for a little while on and off as I now have to concentrate my efforts on finding us a new roof over our heads!

However, on a much lighter note, I was also lucky enough to win a blog giveaway recently at Crafty Cat.  Cathy stitches some beautiful projects and I always enjoy visiting her blog.


My prize was a delightful cross stitch pattern together with the fabric and threads to stitch it. It is beautiful and, with an impending move, it may come in very useful when all my sewing items are packed away to have this hand project to stitch.  Thank you Cathy for the beautiful prize!!


42 comments:

  1. Well done on winning the prize, it looks fun. Good Luck with the house hunting, hope you find the perfect home.

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    1. Thank you Brenda! I hope we do too! Christine x

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  2. Oh wow, these are the special surprises in our lifes. Hope it causes not to much pressure and that you are able to find a lovely place within this quite short time. Oh and take care of yourself when doing all this packing up.....Hope this lovely gift will help to give you some time to just calm down and breeze between all the work ahead.
    Hugs Martina

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    1. Thank you Martina, that is kind of you! Christine x

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  3. Congratulations on the win! I am sending you the best wishes in finding a new home. Sounds like a very busy couple of months, so I am sending big hugs your way too!

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    1. Thank you Renee! I think it will be crazy for a couple of months but hopefully it will work out! Christine x

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  4. Liebe Christine,
    oh, da drücke ich ganz fest die Daumen, dass Ihr ein schönes, neues Zuhause findet. Hab auch Deine schönen Hasenbachblöcke und Stickarbeiten bewundert. Alles sehr schön geworden. Macht immer Freude vorbeizuschauen.
    Sei ganz lieb gegrüßt
    Monika

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    1. Thank you Monika! It will be busy for a few months but I am sure it will all work out! Christine x

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  5. Hope you can find somewhere soon!

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  6. So sorry to read about that! My best wishes in finding a new home, with a gorgeous sewing space! Best regards,Ariadna.

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    1. Thank you Ariadna! I am sure it will all work out for the best! Christine x

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  7. Oh je. Ich drücke dir die Daumen, dass ihr eine schönes neues Zuhause finet!

    Alles Gute für dich!
    Marion

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    1. Thank you Marion! I am sure we will... it will just be a bit chaotic for a couple of months! Christine x

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  8. Hi Christine congrats on your win and boy i hope you find somewhere nice to go soon,take care my friend :)

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    1. Thank you Shez! I am sure we will.... hope you have a great holiday! Christine x

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  9. So sorry you have to go through the hassle of moving. Good luck finding the perfect new home.

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    1. Thank you Sunny! I am sure we will get something sorted out! Christine x

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  10. Good luck with the house hunting, Christine. I hope you find somewhere nice and it doesn't take too long. Lovely win. Enjoy your prize. xx

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    1. Thank you Christine! I hope so too.... don't want to be without my sewing room for too long! Christine x

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  11. Oh dear on moving.... Hope something comes up quickly. Will say a little prayer for you. Janita

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    1. Thank you Janita! I really appreciate that! It will be a busy time over the next few weeks! Christine x

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  12. Congrats on the win. Sorry to hear about the move, trust all goes well. Take care of yourself, make spaces to 'BREATH' ☺

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    1. Thank you Juno! That is very kind of you! Christine x

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  13. I wish you all the best with finding a new home.
    Two month is not a lot of time...but it will be fun to decorate and create a new home.
    KATRIN W.

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    1. Thank you Katrin! I am sure it will all turn out for the best... I am a great believer in things being meant to be! Christine x

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  14. Beautiful prize. I do wish you luck house hunting...hope you find somewhere lovely with a long lease.

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    1. Thank you Melody! I hope it all goes smoothly too! I have moved many times so I am used to the upheaval.... hope I have enough energy! LOL Christine x

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  15. Congrats on the win. Sorry you have to move. They sure didn't give you much time!! Hopefully the house market is in a buyer/renter mode.

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    1. Thank you Carol! It isn't a lot of time and it was completely out of the blue....but fingers crossed all goes smoothly! Christine x

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  16. Dear Christine,
    I wish you enough power to find a new home and that all the movement goes on calm and...quite fast.
    Your prize Looks lovely.
    Many hugs
    sigisart

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    1. Thank you Sigrid! I hope I have the energy too... it gets harder as you get older! Thank you for the support... it helps! Christine x

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  17. Congrats on your win! I don't envy you have to move--it's such hard work! We have been toying with the idea of downsizing, but when we think about all the work involved, we decide to stay put--my hubby is a huge pack rat, and there would be so much to go through that it boggles the mind (not mentioning my stash of fabric--lol!). Good luck with your move--sounds like you have it under control.

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    1. Thank you Karen! I expect it will all work out in the end but the thought of all that has to be done between now and then can be a bit overwhelming! Christine x

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  18. Good luck girl, moving can be stressful even without the trek around to find a suitable new home.
    Hope you find a lovely new place to settle down in soon.

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    1. Thank you Lyn! I have moved many times so I'm very familiar with what is involved. I'm sure it will work out for the best! Thank you for the support! Christine x

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  19. Awww hope you find a lovely new home soon and can get settled in. We are needing to upsize as running out of room and tripping over each other just getting the house done up as it's very tired but apart from the expense I am finding having workmen around very stressful and can't relax to stitch. Congratulations on the lovely win the chart looks lovely.

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    1. Thank you Ali! I completely understand about the workmen.... I have been in that situation before too. Hope it all goes well for you and thanks for the support! Christine x

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  20. Oh that's too bad that you have to start house hunting , I do hope you find something quickly that will suit you . Congrats on the win !

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    1. Thanks Sheila! These things have a way of working out for the best. Thanks for the support! Christine x

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  21. So sorry to hear that you have a move forced on you. Hope you find somewhere else quickly.
    Congratulations on the win, looks a super kit. Hopefully it's something to easily pick up in a quiet moment.
    Best wishes for your search and move.
    Barbara xx

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    1. Thank you Barbara.... not really looking forward to all the upheaval but I am sure things will work out for the best! Christine x

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