Thursday, January 22, 2009

And the winner is....the giveaway I won...and STELLA HAS ARRIVED!

The winner of my 100th post giveaway is sweet, creative Ashley over at Domestic Fashionista!! You owe it to Quincy, Ashley. I had him do the picking. :) I didn't know how to do the random generator thingie so I took the time and actually folded each entry (sometimes double entries) and put them in my beautiful white bowl. Then I set it down, knowing Quincy always has to get into something new and he actually pawed, and picked and pawed again and finally up his head came and he (and I mean literally) had a piece of paper in his mouth. He almost took off with it but I caught him! All that picking and pawing took a lot out of him as you can see in the last picture.





Also! I received my giveaway from Marilyn over at Summer Gypsy! This was just the sweetest thing I have seen. I will treasure it always since she made it especially for me. :) It's a little ring of cards with sweet vintage pictures of dogs and little poems. She placed it in this adorable tin that she adorned with paw prints and a sweet picture of a dog. I really do love special gifts like this, when someone puts their heart into making something. It means so much more to me than buying something at a store (which doesn't say much for me since my recent giveaway are all store bought!). :) Marilyn is very talented and I encourage you to swing over to her blog and checkout her wonderful creative goodies! Thank you, Marilyn!!!



Now....drum roll please....STELLA HAS ARRIVED!! I came home a little late from work this evening and went to the mailbox. I heard a rumbling....and some mumbling coming from the box. Kinda sounded like Mr. Bill from Saturday Night Live. Lol! I opened the box and there inside was a big package from Heather over at Forever Family! I knew what it was almost immediately. :) It was Stella! She had just come from a wonderful visit with Heather and her wonderful family. I was so honored when Heather asked me to be her host next. I opened the package and out she popped with her beautiful hair and dress and carrying her trusty passport! Mocha was a little cautious saying hi but Quincy loved her and rubbed his head against her for a friendly hello. He probably was excited he possibly had a friend to play with since Mocha doesn't play with him a lot of the time. We shall see about that. ;)

Stella started her journey from England! Isn't that exciting? She crossed the oceans just to visit all of us. She has two moms, Lindsay-ann over at The Cross Stitch House and Lorrie at The View from My Door . The both have wonderful blogs and you can follow Stella and her whereabouts on either one of their sites! Isn't this exciting? It's like following Santa around before Christmas! I'm sure Stella misses both Lorrie and Lindsay-ann but she sure is having a great time traveling around the U.S.! Thank you, Lindsay-ann and Lorrie for creating such a fun adventure for Stella!

Stella says hello to Mocha....


Stella gets a warm welcome from Quincy!

Stella cleaned up a bit and washed her hair before going to sleep....


Wolfie, the husky I won from my niece's giveaway at Puppy Cove is keeping Stella company and will watch over her...as will Quincy. :) Bed time for Stella. :)


Quincy keeps a close eye on Stella and meows her to sleep. :)

Twas was the night before Friday, when all through the house not a creature was stirring, not even Stella (okay so I never said I was a poet). ;)

26 comments:

Pearl said...

Hi Michelle... I just loved seeing Quincy picking the winner for your give~away... toooo cute! And the treasure you won... ohhhhhh my! How beautiful is that?!?!

I think it was very polite of Mocha and Quincy to be so friendly and welcoming towards Stella... tee~heee! I bet she really enjoyed having her hair washed, too... Your sweet cats brought such a smile to me... Thanks for sharing... God bless...

~hugs 'n prayers~

Pearl

Tracey said...

Quincy is just great. He was fair and impartial and then took a seat. He is absolutely cute!! Your little book is very creative too.. you have wonderful friends and great support. Hope all is well with you and that you have a creative and fun weekend ahead of you. blessings to you...

April said...

Congrats to the LUCKY winner!!! Quincy did a great job...though he was supposed to pick MY name! LOL!

I'm happy to see that Stella arrived safe and sound. Keep an eye on her, she can be a mess! She had me going all the time when she was with me here in GA. Never a dull moment! :)

Cheryl said...

Oh this is just too cute. I love the creation of Stella omg just precious! Congrats to the winner.
Peace and Blessings
Cheryl...Snatch Joy!

Smilingsal said...

Hi, I came to visit Stella and have enjoyed watching how you draw a winner for your giveaway! Innovative.

Heather said...

too funny! I can't wait to see more Stella fun!

Lisa Michelle said...

Too funny! Qunice... you da cat! LOL. Stella is so cute. Any relation to Mr. Bill (Oh - NOOOO!)
LOL. Umm.. Stella..is she staying with you forever or is she like a gypsy or something?

Michelle said...

Hehe....hey Lisa, Stella is a gypsy! Great word for her. :) She travels around from blogger to blogger for about 1 week at a time. Isn't it exciting? I'll have to figure out who I'm going to send her to next!

Melissa said...

Michelle,

I just wanted to thank you for your sweet comments. I know since you are also someone who loves kitties, you know what I am going through.

Thank you.

Melissa

Life with Kaishon said...

It has been so much fun to follow Stella around! I just LOVE your cat. Quincy is the prettiest boy I have ever seen : ). Delightful!

Anya said...

Hai Michelle...Nice story you have written, and Quincy has chosen the winner is so sweeeeeeeeet haha..
Kareltje would have done the same paper ....pick up ;P Cats often react the same !!!! so cute !!!

Michelle I want you, Quincy and mocha invite to Kareltje birthday Monday 26 January he is than 11 years hahaha... LOL
Travel far ;P Hehe (it is a joke)

Daphine said...

Congrats on your winnings!

Glad to see that Stella has arrived! I can't wait to read and see more pictures of her adventure while visiting with you.

Have a great weekend!

City Girl said...

Hi - I just stumbled on your blog a few days ago, and it's just so lovely. I have been catching up on the archives. Congratulations on your 100+ posts and looking forward to the next 100 :)

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Michelle
It's always great to see Stella in a new place. She looks to have made friends already with your gorgeous cats. I look forward to seeing her adventures with you in Oregon.
I love the ring of vinatage cards they are lovely.
Have a great weekend.
Lindsay

Lisa Michelle said...

Hi It's Me!(again),

I hate to do this to you, but I could not resist the chance to show you some Luv'. Also to let you know you've been tagged. Check out my latest post for the instructions.

Zaroga said...

LOL.. Quincy is so cute!

The giveaway you won is wonderful!

Stella... she is interesting :-)

Sandy Michelle said...

Quincy is quite useful and talented! Welcome Stella! I started something like that years ago- with a Barbie doll- and she actually made it to a 'celebrity's' house. Take more pix :)

Sand

The Blonde Duck said...

Congrats! Hopefully Stella doesn't party all night and keep you up!

Neabear said...

Yay! Stella arrived safely at your place. I have been having so much fun following her adventures. Can't wait to see what she does with you. Too cute of her hair wrapped in a towel.

Teresa R said...

Even though Quincy didn't pick me, I still love the big fella! ;)

Congratulations to Ashley and also to you, Michelle, for your win of those sweet cards in the tin!!

Cute towel around Stella's head, BTW...LOL!

Sit A Spell said...

Just had to see how Stella was doing! Your kitties are lovely.

Chrissy said...

Oh... I love your Quincy, he is soooo cute. I just wanted to say have a good weekend, talk soon,

Joanna said...

Quincy's tail kills me. It's so huge!!! I love how he can sit up like a teddy bear.

Stella is so adorable. She reminds me of this pair of suspenders my friends and I pass around. They haven't left the US, but they've been to a few different states... I think haha

Debbie in CA : ) said...

Quincy cracks me up! : D

It's always fun to indulge in a little chocolate and marmalade tea!

Welcome Stella! (What a lucky gal to come live with you and those silly kitties.)

Happy Saturday!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Stella looks like she is in for a lot of fun!

And look at your cute prize! WOW! If it goes missing, you'll know that my magpie eye landed on it, and that it took wing and floated over to a magpie nest. ;-)

Congrats on your win. Looking forward to seeing Stella's continued adventure!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Jenn Peacock said...

Hi Michelle! I followed Stella here and it looks like she is having a great time at your house.

Your kitties are beautiful!