17 September 2011

Giveaway Winner

Thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway. We have a winner.

Country Stitcher!

If you can leave a comment on this post with your email address, I'll email you to get your info.

Otherwise, not much is going on. The rear brakes in my car are shot, so I've been dealing with that. We had to special-order brakes. Left-brain was rather shocked and annoyed; he's used to that for performance vehicles, but not a daily driver. Even though they don't make my car anymore, they still make the sister car, and it is still a pain to get the parts. This is not the first time we've dealt with this. Literally, every part that I've had to replace has had to be special-ordered, even the windshield wiper blades, even at the dealership. I finally got mad enough that I sent GM customer service a snippy email; they've yet to respond back, but I felt better. I don't know if I should just trade in Trouble for another car or stick it out and hope that she settles down til she's paid off, but this is troublesome. The parts are finally in, and the car is going to be fixed next week, but it's very frustrating.

I'm rotating between my Halloween exchange ornament and Icy as far as stitching projects. I am almost finished with the part that uses the rayon floss for Icy, but have been rebelling against actually finishing it--I think I'm on rayon overload. But I'm going to force myself to get it finished. I won't post photos of the exchange piece til it's on its way to Ireland, but it's a fun piece with lots of colors.

In case you haven't heard, Walmart is putting the fabric department back. It's not just a rumor, I was in the super-Walmart the other day, and they were half-set up! Whoo hoo. Lots of fun trims. I don't know if it will be as big as it used to be, but they've had rumors that they might bring back cross stitch. And that would be good.

So that's all that is going on here. I am going to try to post photos of my progress, so check back in! Otherwise, have a great weekend!


Kathy A. said...

Congrats to Country Stitcher!!!
Oh, I am so happy to hear that Walmart is putting their fabric back. They had such wonderful things. Maybe, the consumer really does matter!

Jennifer said...

Skip the email to GM and send them an actual letter on paper. They may ignore that too, but it lets them know you're serious.

country stitcher said...

Oh thank you Rachel for picking my name!
My email address is
I hopw you get your car straighten out, its no fun worrying if you are going to be stranded somewhere.
Happy Stitching

Pumpkin said...

Congrats to the winner!

Our WM has already gotten rid of their fabric department :o(

Meari said...

Sorry to hear about the car troubles. It's always frustrating when they start to "act up" when it's not even paid for. Been there, done that.

I haven't seen signs of our SWM getting a fabric dept yet. Are they all getting one?

Siobhan said...

Congratulations to the winner!

Sorry to hear about the car stuff. When we first moved here we bought an older model Nissan Maxima. When we had to get repair work done, we were told that it had to be custom ordered because it came from 'the continent'. I was like, "Yeah, tell me another one!". It is always something!!

I do my thing and you do yours. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, then it is beautiful. If not, it can’t be helped--Frederick Perls