Thursday, 24 September 2009


The draw is now closed. The winner was Emily.

How remiss of me. This is my four hundred and first post!! I should have celebrated last time. I seem to remember suggesting a give away by means of celebration. I even made a little bag.
I'm sure if I hunt about I'll find something to put inside it too, can't send an empty bag!
I'll do a draw on Thursday 1st of October. Only one entry per person, but you can tell others about it if you like, it's fun to find and visit new blogs. Just leave me a comment on this post and I'll include you. Please ensure that I can reply to your comment. Non bloggers, email me privately if you like, my email is in my profile. Lurkers! You are included too but you have to let me know you are there. ;-)
I feel like I've done nothing for days, well I've done plenty, but nothing which requires a needle, mores the pity. When I get done with this here puter today that's what I'll be doing though, curling up on the sofa with some sewing and maybe just a few moments sat at my machine. Bliss. I think I deserve it after yesterday.
Yesterday was my replacement day in Warrington. I had one of those can't sleep nights on Tuesday and got up again just after 2am! I made scones, for the whole class. Yummy. I'd played about a bit with the pumpkin bread recipe and made lovely sweet pumpkin scones. I'll be doing that again. The day itself was long but good. I do enjoy getting together with the other girls and one bloke. We are learning a lot from each other as well as the facilitator. I managed to do some homework in the airport, I had 3 hours to wait for my flight! Hunney collected me and we got home here at about 9.30pm. Needless to say I was in bed by 10.05pm and I think I was asleep before I even hit the pillow. I slept in until about 9.00 am this morning. Phew. I have more reading to do and four essays to write before I go back on 21st October, just days before we leave for NZ! I have a short exam and also get to do a presentation! That is done, well the PPS is made I just need to rehearse and get a couple of hand outs prepared.
Another count down to add to the list! LOL

26 days until my exam!
30 days till we leave for NZ
44 days until I marry my Hunney
My needles are calling me. I'm going to play.


jannimary said...

You would have been popular turning up with scones for everyone. I'm glad you're getting towards the end of your studies. Enjoy your time with your needles.

Andrea said...

I think your needles are definitely in need of attention - too much work is not good. Sweet bag - please count me in and well done for reaching 400 posts xx

Chrizette said...

Wow, 400 posts! Congratulations! Please add me to your give-away :) (Don't tell anyone but I have a handbag obsession)!

Lurline said...

Oh, how wonderful - just caught the last little bit about the wedding - congratulations to you both!
Big hugs - Lurline♥

Jenny said...

Congratulations about the wedding! Please include me in your giveaway.

Gina said...

Congratulations on reaching your 401st post. I love the bag you've made.
I'm a new reader to you after you commented on my blog a week or so back.

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Lindsay said...

Congrats on reaching 401 posts, I don't think I'm that far behind you in doing the same.

One of these days you'll be in Warrington with time to spare and I'll come meet you since it's just up the road from me!

Oh and please put me in the draw

Cardygirl said...

You have been a busy girl! I love pumpkin scones...your colleagues must have loved you!
The wedding countdown is gaining exciting!

debbie said...

Hi Loulee, Wow 401 posts, thats a lot. You are good to make pumpkin scones for your classmates. I was wondering what you were going to do with that huge pumpkin.Love the bag, I had seen one made up in a patchwork shop and love it.

Allie said...

I don't know how you do it all and blog too - 401 posts? WOW! Love your bag but not sure you'd want to post all the way to the States, lol!
I hope you're getting some down time [aka sewing time]. And some sleep - how you make it through without several naps is beyond me. Of course you're younger than me!

GARI said...

Wow, it seems like you are really busy. What are you studying? And how do you find time to sew and knit? Love the purse and would love to own it.

Jewells said...

Just came over from Janine's blog and am amazed at your countdown... whoo hoo... first one is a bummer, but then NZ & Wedding... whacko!... many happy days ahead!
Love to be in the running for your bag and bits... NEVER can have too many bags! LOL!

Rowyn said...

Congrats on 401 posts! You sure do pack a lot into your days :-)

Gina E. said...

Happy 400th blogiversary! Well, 401 then..I love that tote bag - blue being a very favourite colour!
I was also going to suggest pumpkin scones, but I see you've already done them. What about pumpkin pie, American style? It is not common in Australia, but I have cooked them once or twice, and they are quite delicious. Unusual if you aren't used to the flavour, but certainly very edible!

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Miss 376 said...

I can't believe I missed this in the week. Congratulations on 400 plus posts. Sounds like you are working your way through that pumpkin with no trouble at all

em's scrapbag said...

Congrats on 400 posts! Hope you are sleeping better.

sewkalico said...

401!! Wow, that's loads of post and lots of great projects - congratulations! What a huge pumpkin (I'm behind on your posts again as I still can't seem to get your feed!!)

angelstar said...

Wow 401. Can't believe it Loulee. Great job. Congrats on the wedding too. :) Oh did I say that I love the bag?

Jamie :)

quiltmom said...

Wow Loulee,
400 posts - what a great milestone-
Congratulations on your achievement.
You are one busy lady these days-
The scones sound terrific.
Warmest regards from Western Canada,

Jeanne said...

Happy belated blogiversary!

Cath said...

Congrats on your posts . I've got a long way to catch up with you . Please enter me into your draw. Thanks

Rose Marie said...

You know that I'm a bag lady and count me in for your draw! :o) Congrats ......

Julia said...

Hi Loulee.
Congrats on 400 posts!
Congrats on the wedding .
You have so much to look forward to..
Julia ♥