Sunday, July 19, 2015

On This Day in History and Birthday Giveaway Winners

You know how much I love the Tudors. Well, I thought it would be fun to see if there was anything of significance that happened on July 19th during that era.  Indeed, two things:

July 19, 1545 - Henry VIII's flagship, the Mary Rose, sank right in front of his eyes in the Battle of the Solent between the English and French fleets. It's not known for sure why the Mary Rose sank, but the majority of the crew were lost, including Sir George Carew, the Captain.

July 19, 1553 - fifteen year old Lady Jane Grey was deposed as England's Queen after nine days.

Now - on to the winners of my Birthday Giveaway. I ran the random number generator -
The  first winner is Carolyn from Sew Darn Quilt. She will receive the Lion purse:

Ran the random number generator again and the second winner is Vickie from A Stitcher's Story!! She will receive the sweet goodies -

Congratulations, Ladies! And THANK YOU for helping me celebrate my birthday!!


  1. Awesome birthday giveaway, congratulations to the winners :)
    Smiles :)

  2. Awesome! How fantastic to own some of your needlepoint work! Thank you so much Kim! Happy Birthday to you! Tomorrow is our Emerson's 19th birthday. :)
    I read a book a couple of years ago, Lady In Waiting by Susan Meissner. It is a novel and it was very good.

  3. Happy birthday Kim! I remember watching the Mary Rose being lifted from the seabed live on tv in 1982. There is a fascinating museum where you can see it, in Portsmouth I believe.
    Congratulations to your lucky winners!

  4. Happy Birthday Kim! Congrats to the winners.

  5. Happy Birthday Kim!! What a lovely surprise this morning, Thank you!! How wonderful to have some of your beautiful handwork and, being a Leo, I have a special affinity to lions ")

  6. Congratulations to your lucky winners. Poor Lady Jane. She never had a chance did she?

  7. I hope you had a nice birthday and congrats to the winners of your giveaway! Have a wonderful week.
    Julie xo

  8. Have a nice day Kim!!!
    Congrats to he winners

  9. Congratulations to the winners & again HaPpY bDaY!!!

  10. Hope your birthday was a special one, Kim! I know the winners will love their beautiful gifts from you :)

  11. A late happy birthday to you~! I'm sure it was a wonderful one!

    Congrats to the winners, I'm sure Vickie is just tickled pink over the delicious stitches. :D

  12. Kim! I am contacting you this way because yahoo mail is experiencing "technical difficulties" for over an hour. My gifts came! So awesome. The sweets are superb. What precious extras for me. Thank you Kim!

  13. Happy Birthday what beautiful gifts!