Friday, 23 September 2011

Would you believe I'm speechless and the Winner of the TP revealed :)

Hi every one :) ooooo hope you are all well and enjoying the lovely fall weather we are having atm and that as it is weekend you will get lots of stitching done :)
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 ..................................


                                               SALLY


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





44 comments:

Ranae said...

What fantastic mail goodies you received, how fun!

cucki said...

hello dear, first i wanted to say a big congratulations to sally for the travelling pattern..
i hope i can stitch it one day too..
all your presents are so sweet..really i am truly impressed..and the little mouse from jillann is so cute..i feel like to grab her from the computer and kiss her..so sweet..all of the goodies are so lovely too..beautiful stitching and lovely stash:)
and your sampler is very lovely too..i love it with my heart..
keep well dear and have a lovely stitchy time..and have a lovely weekend..hugs xx

Beth said...

Such bounty Mouse - You will have hours of fun messing about with your new items - the flat fold is lovely!

Barbara said...

Wow such goodies....I'm jealous!! LOL Have fun with them!
Blessings

Patty C. said...

Great stash - Lovely gift & wonderful progress on your sampler challenge !!!

DJ said...

Mouse, you are the luckiest giveaway winner I know!!! Lovely gifts too, you deserve each and every one of them!! I think I know which one is your entry and it's beautifully done, I'm in awe!! Can't wait to see your next sampler update! *Hugs*

pandy said...

I love that stitching mouse, too cute! What wonderful things you've received! Take care!

Mindi said...

Lovely goodies in the mail this week! I like what you've done so far with your Autumn Challenge piece and look forward to seeing more.

Laurie in Iowa said...

The stitching mouse is so cute. All your gifts are wonderful... congrats on your wins.
Your autumn sampler is coming along nicely too.

Karen said...

What great goodies!!! Love the flatfold Angela made... so pretty.


happy stitching....

Angela P said...

So very happy that you loved the flatfold as much as I did! You won some fab things :) Congrats to Sally on the TP, I will follow it over to her blog and try again ;)

Shari said...

wow, quite the week you had!!!!!!! no wonder you are speechless.....wow..
and the piece you are stitching...oh my!!!!! I love it....

Teresa said...

Sounds like you have had a wonderful week full of surprises.
Enjoy them all.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

country stitcher said...

Your exchange piece from Angela is gorgous!
And your stash is awesome, lots of great stuff to play with.
What a cute little stitching mouse, he is adorable!
I love fall colors so this sample really caught my eye.
Happy Stitching
Denise

Tricia said...

Oh, how fun! What a lovely mail week!!! I'm so glad to see you get spoiled a little. It makes me smile!

Catherine said...

What a wonderful mail week for you! Enjoy all of your goodies!

butterfly said...

Nice postage wow i love days when you get a happy post, it makes you on a high all day. Well done friend.

Michelle said...

Wow - firstly I'll join you in a cuppa - lol! Lovely post and lovely photos - thanks for hsaring them. xx

Ali said...

Wow!!! what a lot of gorgeous goodies, can I come to your house to stroke your stash (Not sure if that sounds quite right - but you know what I mean!! - lol promise not to pinch any!!! Enjoy all your new things xxx

Lesleyanne said...

Wow you've received some really gorgeous things this week. Love the flatfold from Angela and the little Mouse. Congrats to Sally. I will keep my eye out on her blog. Have a great weekend.

Siobhan said...

Lucky you! Fun packages are much better to receive than bills. ;)

Have a great weekend!

Bienvenue... said...

You're a lucky girl!
What a great stash you've got...
Bisxxx

Myra said...

Okay, I am drooling over here. :o) What lovely things your received in the mail! Almost makes it worth getting the bills. (Notice I said almost!) Hope you have a great weekend.

Margaret said...

So many lovely things! You are very lucky! The mice are so cute too!

Sally said...

Wow, Mouse, I can't believe I'm the very lucky winner of the travelling pattern! I will let you know when it arrives then I shall be stash diving for fabric and threads so I can start it:) I've been following this one on blogs I read so very happy to win it:)

You have received some lovely things. Gotta love that sweet little mouse! Love the back to blogging win you had and the flatfold from Angela is just gorgeous!

Your Autumn challenge piece is looking lovely.

And This Little Pig said...

Put the kettle on! What a great post, and such lovely goodies, you have been very spoilt, the exchange from Angela is stunning, and wow for your winning goodies from Terri, but I must admit the 'mouse' blew me away a sitching mouse, the card and the little button. Off to find little mice on Esty!
LiBBiE in Oz :@

Susan said...

I want your postman! Mine only brings junk and bills! Wonderful gifts - the stitching mouse is too cute. Great progress on your sampler, can't wait to see more.

Lois said...

Congrats to Sally! Look at all those lovely goodies! Much nicer to receive than the usual bills!

Jane said...

Oh, just love your posts Mouse, it means I get to have 'coffee overload' whilst I'm reading them!!!
Lovely, lovely gifts ~ you certainly have had a good week, we haven't even seen our Postie since Monday, I think he's scared to approach the house as I'm keeping guard for my very long-awaited stash to arrive!
Have a good weekend xxx

Vinniey said...

Congratulations to the lucky winner. And congratulations to you too. You're a lucky girl. All your gifts are so beautiful! That cute little stitching mouse is so adorable. Lovely flatfold from Angela. She makes beautiful finishing! Enjoy all your new stash and have a wonderful weekend.

Christine said...

u've had some lovely surprises in the post this week, I love the mouse!
Congratulations to Sally

mdgtjulie said...

Wow, Mouse. Everything looks great. You got lots of neat goodies in your packages. That's the good thing about being speechless!!! Grats on your great acquisitions, and on your progress as well. Grats to Sally on winning the Traveling Pattern. I'm sure she'll do a great job on it, as she does on everything else!

Jenny said...

Oh my - the mail man treated you rigth this week, Mouse! The little stitch-mouse is just too cute! And the paper white design is so beautiful!
The Autumn Challenge piece looks so warm and nice. I like the colors and the little owl is so sweet!

Kaisievic said...

Great post - lots to read and so interesting.

hUgs, Kaye xoxox

TinaTx said...

Ohhh - you got some lovely goodies! That stitching mouse is just too cute!
Have a great week!

Sari said...

Reall nice goodies and the stitching mouse is just lovely :)

Dani - tkdchick said...

Wow! What wonderful postie week you've had! Everthing is just so beautiful!

Pumpkin said...

You've had an exciting week!!!! LOVE the piece from Angela. I saw it on her Blog :o)

I LOVE Jilliann's mice! They are so adorable.

You've got some yummy looking stash there. Congrats!

Meari said...

Wow.. wow.. What wonderful goodies you got in the mail. Love the mouse... it's adorable!

Veronica said...

That's a lot of gorgeous goodies! Congratulations! Oh, I absolutely love the Mouse Jillann sent. She's so cute!!! ^.^

Mylene said...

WOW! Such lovely goodies, enjoy!!

Carol said...

You are the busiest little mouse I know!! Love your mail goodies--especially the darling mouse.

Congratulations to Sally on winning the Traveling Pattern, too.

Joysze said...

Holy moly, you lucky, lucky, well-loved girl!!! I love that stitching Mouse.... too cute!! LOL!

Nancy in IL said...

Oooo, Mouse!!! So much to read; so much to see, and you're a lucky wee mouse too. I adore your stitching mouse - what a treasure to receive.

The stitching that stands out to me is the adorable autumn challenge piece with the key and owl. Oh, I love owls so much, and they say so much about that time of year. I especially like barn owls where little mice like to stay too!. We're having the same kind of lovely autumn weather here across the pond, and I love it!

Thanks once again for a lovely visit!