Monday, 19 September 2011

At last some Happy news to share!




Well it is so nice to have some Happy news to post about. It;s a very proud Parent alert as we were delighted when our DS Craig got the news this week that he had passed his exams and in November will be Graduating from the Univeristy of Strathclyde with a Bsc in Architecture. Congratulations Craigie!




I received this beautiful Autumnal bouquet of flowers from my DH Ian today to celebrate our 24th Anniversary. They are so much prettier than the picture. Isn;t the little butterfly on the card sweet. Just seems like yesterday we got married hard to believe another year and we will hear those silver bells, wonder if we;ll make it..lol.



Last week I entered a give-away on the 123stitch.com board to win a copy of this years Just Cross Stitch Ornament magazine. This is my favourite American magazine and since 2000 I have been lucky enough to be gifted, buy or win a copy of this magazine. Because my stash funds have been very restricted this year I was considering using my Birthday funds to buy some new charts and hold off on my magazine. I was over the moon to receive an email to tell me I had won a copy but I couldnt; believe what I was reading when I visited the board to give my thanks. The original give-away was from a lady called Barb who was offering 5 copies to any ladies outwith the US. As people started to enter another two ladies Pam and Mary then said they would also give-away 5 copies each. When the winners were announced the ladies declared that all 32 people who had entered would receive a copy. This is one of the most amazing give-aways I have come across, three stitching angels with hearts of gold.
Be back soon with hopefully some stitchy pictures, new of the Christmas Exchange on Stitched with Love Exchanges and my Birthday give-away. Have a great week, hugs!

41 comments:

butterfly said...

Congratulations to your son, Wonderful flowers,
And great giveaway.
Happy Anniversary, So glad you have had some happiness . Have a great week.

CalamityJr said...

Many congratulations are in order - to your son, to you and your husband, and to you for your give-a-way win, so congrats to all! I look forward to seeing your new ornaments from the magazine!

♥ Nia said...

So many happy news!! :D
Congratulations to your son! Happy anniversary to you and your husband! And congrats for winning a JSC issue :D Uhuuuuuuu!!! It's a happy-happy-week starting for you ;)
Hugs sweetie!!!

Jane said...

Great news Lainey, you have every right to shout 'Proud Parents' ~ congratulations Craig, all those hard hours of studying have paid off :)
Happy 24th to you both, the silver bells are ringing for DH and I tomorrow but one of our twins has fallen ill so I think the celebrations will be put on hold!
Great news you won the giveaway too, I bet it will have lots of tempting charts in it!
Take Care xxx

Annette said...

Congratz!!!so many things to celebrate and thing made things gotten..
Your such a great lady...
Happy stitching

Anne said...

Congrats to your son for pssing his exams!! Happy Anniversary to both you and your husband. Those flowers are so sweet! Lucky gal winning the magazine give away!! It looks like it's a good issue with tons of fun designs to choose from!

Looking forward to seeing some :D

Shannon said...

Congrats to your DS, Happy Anniversary and congrats on your magazine win! :)

Pumpkin said...

Congrats to your DS! That's awesome!

Happy Anniversary Lainey! That was very sweet of your DH ;o)

Now that was sweet of them! Wow! Glad to hear you got a copy :o)

Lynn said...

Congrats to your son on his achievement! You must be very proud.
Happy Anniversary! That's a very pretty bouquet. Your DH as good taste!
Congrats also on your win. I'm hoping to get a copy of this issue this week. Up until now it hasn't hit our newstands.

Ranae said...

Congrats! to your son
Happy 24th anniversary!
Pretty flowers and I can't wait till I get my JCS copy

Chris said...

Congratulations to your son and for your anniversary!
The flowers are lovely.
I am glad that you got a copy of the ornament issue..now you are already for that holiday exchange that you will be organizing! Lol!

Teresa said...

Happy Anniversary, Congrats to your son. How lucky to get your magazine, enjoy it and do lots of stitching from it.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

trillium said...

Congrats to your son on his accomplishment! I hope he has many productive years of employment.

How nice to get the magazine! I won't be able to get one this year, but I'm still working on ornies from last year's issue.

The bouquets are a great fall pick-me-up.

Cross Stitch Queen said...

Three awesome pieces of news on the same post! Congrats on your son, your anniversary and your win!!

Since you like to enter giveaways, I thought I would let you know that I am having a giveaway too!

Hope to see you there!
CSQ
http://betweenthestitches.blogspot.com

Friendship Crossing said...

Glad you got some good news Lainey!Congrats to you and your hubby~ very pretty flowers and to your son as well~ cute pic!

Tanya

Theresa said...

Such great news, Lainey~~~ Congratulations to your son, your anniversary and your win!!!! What an awesome day~

Lesleyanne said...

Congrats to your son and yourself on winning the magazine. Happy Anniversary to you and your husband. Looked forward to seeing your exchanges.

alliecat said...

Congratulations to your son, you and your husband, and for your win!!
:D
The flowers are lovely, such nice colours!
Allie xo

Mouse said...

oooo well done to your son :) and your anniversary and your win tooo .. sounds like you have had a fab week :)love mouse xxxx

Cath said...

Well done Craig !

Happy Anniversary to you both , and congrats on your mag win .

Wagapapa said...

Congratulations for all the good things that have happened to you and your family recently :D

Lois said...

Congrats to your son! What a great achievement! And congrats to you on winning a copy of the JCS ornament issue - what a nice giveaway win!

cucki said...

congratulations to your son, and for you and for your husband and for your win..so many lovely news:)
sound like you had a lovely week xx

Annie said...

Gotta love good news!

Yea for your son!

And the 3 stitchers were really generous with the JCS issues. Glad you got to receive the mag!

Carol said...

Such a happy post, Elaine--I love to read those :) Congratulations to your dear son--I know how proud you must be! And 24 years--that's quite an accomplishment! Love the flowers your DH gave to you.

So glad you've been given a copy of the magazine, too--it's very nice this year, isn't it? Enjoy--can't wait to see what you stitch first!

Michelle said...

Congratulations to your Son - wonderful news, Happy Anniversary to you also and again congratulations on your magazine win! It is a lovely magazine xx

Tina said...

How nice that everyone won a magazine,congratulations to DS and Happy Anniversary x

Giovanna said...

Congrats to your boy, and also on winning the JCS Ornaments!

Lisa S said...

Congratulations to your son! How wonderful!!
Happy Anniversary! Your flowers are gorgeous and yes I LOVE the little butterfly on the card!!
Congratulations also for winning the JCS ornament magazine! The Christmas ornament & the Halloween issue's are my favorite.
I saw that giveaway going on at 123 and I also think that was an extremely generous one! Stitcher's are the best!!

Rachel S said...

This is a day of congratulations all around!

Mylene said...

Congrats to your DS!!
Beautiful flowers, happy anniversary!!

Shelleen said...

congrats to your son and to you for winning the ornament issue.

Robin said...

What a lucky lady you are! From son, to flowers, to the Christmas ornament book. I cant wait to geot and get my copy!

Elisa said...

Congrats to your DS and congrats to you and DH too, those flowers are beautiful!

Dee said...

Happy anniversary! Wishing you many more happy years together.

congrats to your son! That's quite an accomplishment!

Tricia said...

Congratulations and congratulations! I was just looking at my copy of the ornament magazine deciding which one to stitch first!

Catherine said...

Congratulations to your dear son! He looks so happy in his picture - and how fun that Ned was there to see it all!

Beautiful flowers from your husband. Congratulations to you both on your anniversary - here's to many more years!

How fun that you won a copy of the magazine. I'm sure you'll be stitching ornaments up in no time!

Colleen said...

What an accomplishment for Craig. Congrats to him & what a happy smile on his face. Congrats to you & Ian for all the wonderful years you have had together. Love the flowers Ian gave you....Lainey, he's a keeper.
Super News & thanks for sharing.

Sally said...

Congratulations to Craig! That is a fantastic achievement!

Happy Belated Wedding Anniversary. Those flowers are beautiful!

Congratulations on winning the magazine!

Jules said...

Congrats on completing University!

Annette said...

WOW what a happy happy week for you;)
I'm so glad you finaly have some thing great in your life!!
Congratz too your son.. He did a awesome job.
And also congratz to you and hubby with your anniversary