Saturday, 28 March 2009

Everyone Has Been So Generous

As you may have noticed my blog has been somewhat neglected over the last month but it is for a good reason. After Husband and I attended the sales and marketing course we decided to go for a new image and complete relaunch for his company. Over the last few weeks I have been been doing a lot of research and writing to helping him redesign the website. We have also designed a new logo to go with the new look and just sent the final design for the new flyers off to the printers. The next job is a new company brochure but that will have to wait for a little while.

We launched the new website earlier today so at long last I can catch up with my blog. I might even get time to do some sewing as well, or maybe that's just me getting carried away!!

Well I might have disappeared from the world of blogging for most of this month but I certainly haven't been forgotten. Over the last few weeks so many nice things gave happened to me but before I tell you all about them I must say a massive thank you to everyone involved and apologise for appearing to ignore you.

The first nice thing to happen was when Karen has given me not one, but two awards. Thank you so much Karen for thinking about me and I'm so sorry it has taken me a month to acknowledge them via my blog.

The first award which was given to me on the 26th February says. "These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these kind writers. When you pass the award along please include these guidelines. I am to choose eight friends to share this with."

The second award which she gave me on the 4th March asks you to list your top 10 blogs. Now I have to be honest I don't have a top 10 set of blogs as I like all the blogs I read equally, some of which are on my blog list and some of which aren't. Each blog appeals to me for different reasons and picking my 10 favourites is a bit like trying to say I like one child more than another, which obviously I don't. Now this isn't a habit I intend to get into but on this occasion as I know if you have commented on my blog or registered as a 'follower' of my blog I visit your blog on a regular basis please consider yourself as one of my favourite blogs.

Next Helen let me know that I'm going to be running the bank in her village that she stitching for the Me Myself and I Round Robin blog. Apparently I got the job because I was the first to apply but I thought it might have been because I promised to lend money to small businesses and not take a big bonus!!

The next treat was when Sally sent me this wonderful biscornu she stitched as a PIF for me.

She knew that I'm developing a passion for Shepherd's Bush designs and so she stitched me Woolpack Sheep and I absolutely love it. It's my first biscornu and my first Shepherd's Bush design. Thank you so much Sally.

When we had finished quizzing on Thursday the landlord of the pub gave me a heather for my garden.

Only the day before I had been thinking that it would be nice to have some more heathers in the front garden and then one appears out of the blue. It will be planted in the front garden next week.

Then yesterday morning the postman knocked on the door with a parcel for me to sign for. I hadn't ordered anything so I had no idea what to expect. It was a free copy of the OFC's Photographic Annual.

Apparently Peter who set up the OFC and a few other OFC members had decided I should have a copy. Now I'm not sure what I did to deserve a free copy, when everyone else had to pay for their copy, but it really made my day. I don't know who the 'others' are and as I only know of one OFC member who reads my blog I'm hoping Peter got my email saying thank you and has passed my thanks on to the relevant people.

So as you can see I have been completely and utterly spoilt over the last month or so and I don't know what I did to deserve it but thank you, thank you, thank you, to everyone involved.

One other thing that was shared with me was my father-in-laws cold. We invited him to dinner last week and he had an appalling cold and cough which he has very generously passed onto me. That I'm not so happy about LOL!!

Now I know I've said this before and nothing has happened, but if I whisper it may be it will:

'I'm off to do some sewing'
Don't tell anyone.


mainely stitching said...

Congratulations on your awards! Great to hear from you. :D And I love that biscornu you received! :D

drea_dear said...

Your secret's safe. I won't tell. From what I've read from you over just the past couple of months, you deserve everything you've received. You especially deserve some time for you and your projects!

Karan said...

Great to see you posting again & delighted things seem to be turning around for you at last. :0) You're welcome. :0) Love the new business logo - & the new look blog. I like heathers too - lovely colours. Great gifts too - those SB designs are growing on me. :0)

Stitchingranny said...

promise i will not tell anyone, just sneek into a corner and maybe no one will notice lol.

I am really pleased you chose to run my bank and yes it was noted that you would not be taking any bonuses - in fact i have it written on the contract to be signed in blood lol.

Anyway lots of nice things for a nice lady - well deserved Im sure.

Sally said...

Congratulations on your awards Angela!

So pleased you like the biscornu. It was a pleasure stitching for you.

Brigitte said...

The SB biscornu looks so lovely. I have just stitched their sheep as well on a band sampler.
I hope your will have some me time for stitching and sewing in the next couple of weeks.

Annemarie said...

So many lovely pictures! What a sweet biscornu you received :o) Hope the cold vanishes quickly and that you get some sewing done. Shhh...

Conny said...

Two awards, congratulations!
The SB biscornu looks lovely.

Bev said...

Congratulations on the awards, and i hope your website takes off, We used to have godfrey topping mend our washing machine( until i could have bought one twice over with the amount of money i spent mending it every 3 months) small world sometimes!