Tuesday, August 16, 2011

A different coloured passport and a giveaway!

Glory be, where does the time go?  I'm not going to apologise (again) as that is just booooring, lol!  So, what has been going on chez WT?  Well, another quick trip back to the US right in the middle of all that heat, wish I had appreciated it more as apparently thermometers don't go higher that 65F in the UK. lol!  We had a lovely time with our treasures one and two in DC and Pittsburgh (along with our enormous grandson who is now considerably taller than his grandmother)!  The trip was nicely rounded off in Grand Rapids, MI where.....wait for it....we became Americans!  The WT and I don't like to make decisions in a hurry (grin) so 22 years later we did it!  A lovely ceremony, 88 people from 41 countries ranging from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe with us the sole representatives of the UK that morning!

So, as I mentioned in my previous long ago post, time for a giveaway to celebrate the above, our wedding anniversary in June and three years of what has to be said is fairly intermittent blogging!  Without further ado, some pictures.....

The sharp-eyed among you will have realised that BBC Good Food does not have a whole lot to do with stitching - true, but I forgot I had already bought that month's edition and hate to just throw it away.  I've seen lots of raves about the Mollie magazine so had to buy it, didn't I?  Not really my thing so would like to pass it on to someone that didn't manage to purchase the first copy, likewise with Handmade Living.  The Jane Greenoff Cross Stitch Bible is not, sadly, the latest edition, so does not have the lie flat ability but it still contains some lovely things from Jane.

So, to enter the drawing......
      become a follower
      leave me a comment on this post only
      mention it on your blog for an extra throw!

I will draw names (or the WT will) on Thursday, August 25th, so good luck!

EDIT: whoops, should have said that there will be four separate giveaways, three magazines and the book!


  1. Congratulations on becoming a US citizen! Wooooooo Hooooo. :)

    Sounds like you had a lovely visit with the grandbabies, large and small. And survived the heat spell. :)

    So have you gotten any stitching done? :)

    Have a fabulous week.

  2. Congratulations on becoming US citizens Gillie! I would love a chance at that Mollie magazine...thanks! Glad you had a fun visit with your family.

  3. Congratulations!!
    I'd love a chance to enter for the Cross Stitch Bible!
    Thanks :)
    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

  4. It's good to see you posting! I'm glad you had an enjoyable time back here in the states! Congratulations again on your anniversary. We celebrated our 27th while on vacation too! Many blessings to you and WT! *Hugs*

  5. Congratulations Gillie on everything! DH and I just celebrated shhhh 46 years...that do make us old, lol. Would love to see a mollie book in real life. All I've ever seen are ads.
    Will post on my blog.

  6. already left one comment, gillie, have posted your giveaway on my blog but have never been able to see how to follow your blog. Maybe i'm not supposed to?

  7. Welcome to life as an American! :)

  8. Hey Gillie congrats on becoming a US citizen, happy wedding anniversary, and three years blogging good for you.

    I was sure I was a follower, but can't find you on my list of blogs I follow which is strange, as I have you in blog list. Also can't find your followers list to check. Will look again in the morning.

    Again congratulations all round.

    LiBBiE in Oz

  9. congrats on your new American status - though i love the irony that you are actually living in Cheshire now lol!

  10. Congratulations on your U.S. citizenship!
    Hope you enjoyed the HOT weather in Michigan, this summer has been awful.
    I would appreciate a chance to win a gift, the cross stitch book would be great.
    Helen in Michigan

  11. Congratulations on your new citizenship! I'm happy that you had a wonderful time with the grandchildren, young and old. I love your blog! And thanks for the generous giveaway!


  12. Congrat on becomming an american citizen

    Good luck to all who enter the draw, a very generous giveaway Gillie

  13. I'm so happy you're now a fellow citizen, Gillie!! I know it takes a lot of knowledge to pass the citizenship test so kudos to you :)

    Congratulations on your anniversary and three years of "fairly intermittent blogging!" So glad you enjoyed your U.S. visit in spite of the heat. We'll never forget this summer, that's for sure...

    I'm not entering your giveaway--have way too many magazines piled up around here and I already own the book. Good luck to everyone else :)

  14. Sounds like a very busy time. How different your life is from ours. It's so interesting to hear about other people's lives.

  15. Sounds like you had a great trip and I'll add my congrats for the US citizenship.
    best, nadia

  16. Have a good hol. I am a follower and would love a chance to win either the cross stitch bible or Molly

  17. I have a link to your giveaway on my blog.


  18. CONGRATS!! YAH for you!!

    Would love to follow and enter "giveaway".



  19. Ok, I'm going to follow. Please enter me.

    Congrats on becoming an American. My hubby just missed being able to do that when we moved to Canada. He is a Brit. Now we have that to look at in Canada.



  20. Congratulations on becoming a citizen. Enjoy your trip to Helsinki. I would love to have the Molly Magazine.


  21. Congrats on becoming a US Citizen.
    Have a great time meeting Niina. Lucky you. I would love to be entered for the Stitcher's Bible.
    Cindy in Ma


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