well as I have said I am speechless this week .... a rare occurrence hahahahah but it has happened not once , not twice but three times this week alone!!!! ..... soooo put the kettle on as I've got lots to tell and show this week as well as reveal the next stitcher of the Travelling pattern :)
are you settled ... want a biscuit to dunk ?? Edgar has got a new cookie book... think he ought to make us some to go with our cuppas :)
ok I digress ... I received the lovely "happiness "chart from Jane on Tuesday which is in the must stitch soon pile ..lol ... and also my calender girl threads arrived from Meg (friendly stitchers)
On Wednesday my private exchange arrived from Angela .... I took it carefully out of its parcel and wow wow wow it is gorgeous ... my photo (to follow) just doesn't do it justice .... it is beautifully stitched and finished and my very first flatfold .... she had a hard time choosing the pattern for me .... I didn't realise I was sooo awkward ..lol she writes all about it on her blog .. go over for a peek :)
Thursday the lovely post lady we have this week knocked on the door and passed me a large white box and it was addressed to me for a change hehehehe ... and it was my "back to blogging prize" from Terri .... I carefully opened the box and the first thing that struck me was the delicious smell followed by "oh my " oooooohhhhh and look and wow which brought DD into the craft room to see what all the fuss was about .. she tried to pinch my Yankee candle ... but it didn't work ..lol.......... I was blown away with the goodies inside of fabric , threads , material , charts , sweeties and a pen and note-lets and a wish list pad ..lol not to mention the lovely ribbons .... I just spent the day looking and fondling and and generally gob smacked to be honest ......
I just had to take them to our stitching group meet up which was at Bev's this week and show off my goodies to them all :) and I got some stitching done in between the cups of tea and the delicious butterfly buns that Bev had quickly whipped up for us to eat :)
eeee I've popped the kettle on again ... its thirsty work writing this hehehe
oooo back to the speechless bit .. I got a message on the Friendly stitchers from Jillann that she had sent me a just because present ...... and it arrived today ,..... the cutest little stitching mouse ... from Etsy ... complete with a mouse badge and a certificate too ..... DD1 said it looks just like me.... although it should be wearing glasses when stitching ..lol
soooo there you have it ... I am just overwhelmed with everything this week and I thank you all from the bottom of my stash pile ;0 (and its a lot bigger now ...lol)..... I am so glad that I started this blog and found so many new friends in the stitching world.......
On the stitching front I have completed and packed,ready to send the rotating designer piece to my partner... this time was Prairie Schooler..... I've started my needlebook for Ally for our Autumn Exchange over on the Friendly stitchers ..... kitted out a few bits for some ornaments to raise money for Breast cancer ( see Pumpkins blog ) and started stitching the Autumn Challenge Piece on the Sampler maker group sooo I will show you in a wee bit ...
And my Challenge piece is up on the Stitch Bitch blog you can go and vote for your favourite ... I'm not saying which is mine but may be you can guess ???
FINALLY the winner is of the Travelling Pattern is ..................................
It was a very difficult choice ...... I shall pop the pattern in the post on Monday as I've to go to the post office with a huge pile of stuff and that's the first day I can pootle up .... can you just let me know its arrived safely :)
If you have made it this far congratulations ..lol the photos are coming up next for you to drool over ... please have your hankies ready to mop it up ;)
|My exchange piece from Angela" Paper Whites" LHN|
|Back to Blogging goodies from Terri|
|My stitching mouse from Jilllann|
|Autumn Challenge piece The samplermaker Group|
|calender girl goodies from Meg|
I am now going to go and get a wee bit of supper and then go and get some more done on the sampler as I am thoroughly enjoying stitching on something I have designed using the motifs from Jenny over at appleseed prim blog that she kindly gave us to use how we wished for the challenge .. I just hope she likes what I have done :0 and for the eagled eyes ones of you ... yes the colours are different to what I have charted ..lol I did a floss toss on my fabric and they were the ones that went pick me pick me .... so I did ..lol
take care one and all and hope you all have a lovely stitchy weekend and I shall squeak to you all soon :)
love mouse xxxx