Monday, August 30, 2010

I've Been Feeling Creative

The holidays are right around the corner (only 117 shopping days left - LOL!) and people will soon be looking for gifts to give to their loved ones.

Not only do I want to have both my shops well stocked for the holidays, but I'm doing my first craft fair on October 30th! For any of you that have sold at a craft fair before, I'm sure you understand the anxiety I'm going through right now...
  • Will I sell anything?
  • Will I have enough stock?
  • Will people like my items?
  • What do I make?
  • How should I do my display?
And the list goes on & on!!

The good thing is, I've been feeling very creative lately. Maybe it's the new "stress free" environment I've been living in (if you can call an 18-year-old son stress free), but the ideas have just been flowing.

This past weekend I designed a series of 10 cross stitched bookmarks. I already have the first one fully stitched and am working on the 2nd one. I'd like to have at least 3 or 4 of them finished before I start listing. Stay tuned to see listings of those in my Etsy shop in about the next 2 weeks.

In addition to the bookmarks I'll be making other items, but I'm going to tease you and not tell you what those are yet!! :)

Happy Stitching!!

Saturday, August 21, 2010


First, we need to get the list of entrants out of the way so you can see how I got the numbers for the random number generator that I'll be using for determine the winner. Because I was getting so few entries on my blog, I did open it up for people to leave comments on one specific link only on my Facebook page. Some of the entries did come from there. Please remember the rules clearly stated you must leave a comment on my blog or the one FB link for an entry into the giveaway.

1. Kippyssomature - blog follower (comment left)
2. Kippyssomature - FB fan (comment left)
3. Kippyssomature - Tweeted the giveaway (confirmed)
4. SafferyMoore - blog follower (comment left)
5. SafferyMoore - FB fan (comment left)
6. SafferyMoore - Tweeted the giveaway (confirmed)
7. SquishyProducts - blog follower (comment left)
8. SquishyProducts - FB fan (comment left)
9. Zemphira - blog follower (comment left)10. Zemphira - FB fan (comment left)
11. Purplecatscorner - blog follower (comment left)
12. Purplecatscorner - FB fan (comment left)
13. BeadyEyedMonster - blog follower (comment left)
14. BeadyEyedMonster - FB fan (comment left)
15. BeadyEyedMonster - Tweeted the giveaway (confirmed)
16. Jen - blog follower (comment left)
17. Jen - FB fan (comment left)
18. SharonKay - blog follower (comment left)
19. Bawissa - blog follower (comment left)
20. Bawissa - FB fan (comment left)
21. Veedubz - blog follower (comment left)
22. Veedubz - FB fan (comment left)
23. PurpleCatsCorner - Tweeted the giveaway (confirmed)
24. LeahJane - Tweeted the giveaway (confirmed)25. TheCountrySeam - blog follower (comment left)
26. SweetandSassyCards - blog follower (comment left)
27. SweetandSassyCards - FB fan (comment left)
28. BabyNest - blog follower (comment left)29. Teresa - purchase made (comment left)
30. Teresa - purchase made (comment left)
31. Teresa - purchase made (comment left)
32. Teresa - purchase made (comment left)
33. Teresa - purchase made (comment left)
34. SoonerDesigns - blog follower (comment left)35. SoonerDesigns - FB fan (comment left)
36. Sooner Designs - Tweeted the giveaway (confirmed)
37. Emma/SovereignSea - blog follower (comment left on FB)
38. ExperienceDesigns - Tweeted the giveaway (confirmed)
39. Rachel Riches - FB fan (comment left on FB)
40. Noelle Sousa - FB fan (comment left on FB)41. Lissa Mersnik - FB fan (comment left on FB)
42. Cilicia Steidl - FB Fan (comment left on FB)
43. Lou Back - FB Fan (comment left on FB)
44. Emma/SovereignSea - FB fan (comment left on FB)45. Kristi Mott - FB fan (comment left on FB)
46. April Wallace - FB fan (comment left on FB)
47. Shaza Mc - FB fan (comment left on FB)

So those are all the entries. Now for the random number generator. And the winner is......

drum roll please.........

#21 - Veedubz - congratulations!!!! I'll be sending you an email shortly with details on how to claim your $20.00 shop credit.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Have a Happy Period

I have seen this before and laugh every single time. Whether this is an actual letter (as it claims to be) it's still very true. Men...take heed!!!

This was just too
funny.... This is an "actual letter" from an Austin, Texas woman sent to Proctor and Gamble regarding one of their feminine products. She really gets rolling after the first paragraph. This was PC Magazine's 2009 Editors' Choice award-winner for the best letter sent via e-mail.

Dear Mr. Thatcher,

I have been a loyal
user of your 'Always' maxi pads for over 20 years and I appreciate many of their features. Why, without the LeakGuard Core or Dri-Weave absorbency, I'd probably never go horseback riding or salsa dancing, and I'd certainly steer clear of running up and down the beach in tight, white shorts.
But my favorite feature has to be your revolutionary Flexi-Wings. Kudos on being the only company smart en
ough to realize how crucial it is that maxi pads be aerodynamic I can't tell you how safe and secure I feel each month knowing there's a little F-16 in my pants.
Have you ever had a menstrual period, Mr. Thatc
her? I'm guessing you haven't. Well, my time of the month is starting right now. As I type, I can already feel hormonal forces violently surging through my body. Just a few minutes from now, my body will adjust and I'll be transformed into what my husband likes to call 'an inbred hillbilly with knife skills.'

Isn't the human bo
dy amazing?

As Brand Manage
r in the Feminine-Hygiene Division, you've no doubt seen quite a bit of research on what exactly happens during your customer's monthly visits from 'Aunt Flo'. Therefore, you must know about the bloating, puffiness, and cramping we endure, and about our intense mood swings, crying jags, and out-of-control behavior. You surely realize it's a tough time for most women.

The point is, sir, you of all people must realize that America is just crawling with homicidal maniacs in Capri pants... Which brings me to the reason for my letter. Last month, while in the throes of cramping so painful I wanted to reach inside my body an
d yank out my uterus, I opened an Always maxi-pad, and there, printed on the adhesive backing, were these words: 'Have a Happy Period.'

Are you f------ kidding me? What I mean is, does any part of your tiny middle-manager brain really think happiness - actual smiling, laughing happiness, is possible during a menstrual period? Did anything
mentioned above sound the least bit pleasurable? Well, did it, James? FYI, unless you're some kind of sick S&M freak, there will never be anything 'happy' about a day in which you have to jack yourself up on Motrin and Kahlua and lock yourself in your house just so you don't march down to the local Walgreen's armed with a hunting rifle and a sketchy plan to end your life in a blaze of glory.

For the love of God, pull your head out, man! If you have to slap a moronic message on a maxi pad, wouldn't it make more sense to say something that's actually pertinent, like 'Put down the Hammer' or 'Vehicular Manslaughter is Wrong'.

Sir, please inform your Accounting Department that, effective immediately, there will be an $8 drop in monthly profits, for I have chosen to take my maxi-pad business elsewhere. And though I will certainly miss your Flex-Wings, I will not for one minute miss your brand of condescending bullsh!t. And that's a promise I will keep.

Always. . ...

Wendi Aarons
Austin , TX

Monday, August 16, 2010 favorite color

I guess there is something to be said about my favorite color being green...


You are a very calm and contemplative person. Others are drawn to your peaceful, nurturing nature.

Find out your color at!

Your score was 87/180.
3,240,747 people have taken this quiz.
And 1,123,590 got Green like you.

Friday, August 13, 2010


I surpassed the 100 "fan" mark on my Hair Today Yours Tomorrow Facebook Fan Page so now it's time for me to do my give away. Yay!!!

ENTRY DATES: Friday August 13th to Friday August 20th, 2010

A $20.00 "shop credit" to my Hair Today Yours Tomorrow shop where you can choose the hair accessories that YOU like vs. what I pick to give you

HOW TO WIN: Each person can get up to 8 entries in the giveaway drawing:
  • Follow this blog = 1 entry
  • Become a facebook fan = 1 entry
  • Tweet about my giveaway = 1 entry
  • Be sure to put @Stitchnmomma in your tweet so I can see it
  • Purchase 1 or more items from Hair Today Yours Tomorrow = 5 entries!!
  • Purchase must be made 8/13/10 thru 8/20/10 to count towards the give away with a note posted here that you've purchased
Entries will be taken from all comments that are left here on my blog.

Most importantly - don't forget to tell me how to contact you in case you're the big winner.

Good luck to everyone and I'll post the winner next Saturday, August 21st!!!

P.S. For all you cross stitch fans, I'll be doing a give away for my Stitchnmomma store in the next 4-6 weeks, so stay tuned for that.