Saturday, February 16, 2008

An update ... Finally

I know that I left you ladies high and dry after posting a giveaway for my 200th post. Don't worry! I haven't forgotten about this! But I had some other things going on.

Thursday, I had a very long day! I was out of the house by 6:45 AM and didn't return until almost 10 PM. The little pups were twisting their legs big time! After work, I went to a Radiothon for St Jude Children's Research Hospital that a local country station was putting on. I worked from about 5:30 until 9. Friday, I went back after work and the whole thing was over at 7 PM. Last year, we raised around $250,000, but it also wasn't on Valentine's Day and there wasn't another radiothon going on at the same time.

Here is what the total was when the phones shut down last night:



For those of you who can't see the picture, that is $415,431! Amazing! The little girls in the picture holding the sign are sisters. The one on the right was treated at St Jude's and came to be on the air and share her story.

After I got home, I found a few envelopes in my mailbox. One smooshie was from Jen! Finally, something for me that I can keep! :) I got a name tag with Rosie the Quilter on it, a box of Godiva (this will be savored instead of eaten all at once because of the diet), 2 pairs of gorgeous earrings (I *love* them!), and a fabric panel of quilters. Thanks so much, Jen! This was a great pick-me-up!





Now onto the St Jude Quilt of Dreams Quilt Retreat . . .

I am guessing that the lack of deliveries this week is because of the weather and snow that we had earlier in the week that turned to ice and the mail carrier just didn't want to deal with boxes. I am OK with that. As long as the deliveries pick up next week! :)

This week, we got a box of DMC floss collections and pamphlets. We got so many collections, this will probably go in the gift bags so that everyone can have at least 1.



And, we got a 2006-2008 Quilter's Travel Companion! I may have to use it to track the quilt shops from here to Milwaukee!



And here is a picture that I took of myself after I was able to wash the Roseanne Roseannadanna out of my hair! I feel much better now! And the perm looks great!



Now, rumor has it that Mark Lipinski is wandering through our Prolific Online Quilters Blog Ring. I wonder who he is going to pick on next! Since there is so much chatter about his Quilter's Home magazine, I think that I am going to have to pick it up this weekend while I am out.

Hey, Mom!! A subscription to this Quilter's Home magazine might not be a bad idea for a birthday gift for a certain daughter of yours who was born on your anniversary! :D In case you were looking for something ....

OK, I know what I will be sending to the winner of the giveaway, but I haven't pulled a name yet and I don't have everything pulled together. Let's just say that it will be a reminder of the spring that is coming soon! Hopefully! Right now, I have to get going to a friend's house to sew today. More pictures tonight!

5 comments:

BitnByAQuiltingBug said...

Nice perm and haircut. Looks wonderful.
Regina in MI

jason said...
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Jen said...

Yikes, who did you have to remove?

I think your hair looks great!!! The radio-athon really did well!

Moneik said...

Your hair looks great! Is the package from Jen awesome? I was so excited to receive mine on Friday. Your retreat is really coming together.

Maureen said...

Your hair looks great! Also the package from Jen is sooo fun! I can't believe how well you did on the Radiothon. The bag and quilt are beautiful. Wow you jamed a lot into this blog post.

How are the puppies?

Maureen