Saturday, November 13, 2010

Christmas Came Early

Last Sat., I learned that I had won a giveaway on Mary's blog.
I have been following Mary's blog for a short time....found her thru another blogging friend.
Mary & I hit it off right away. We have so many things in common, besides the obvious....stitching.
Mary has been a wonderful friend to me. see I had won her birthday giveaway, I was thrilled. I honestly felt like it was Christmas when I opened her package yesterday. I do not know how to add pictures with the words underneath, so please bear with me as I describe things.
There was a card & 4 packages. I opened the card & read Mary's sweet words to me. I then started with the package on top. In it, I found a piece of 28 ct antique white lugana...perfect for many projects...also in this package was 2 pieces of material for finishing projects. One is a blue which I think is going to be perfect for a SAL piece I am working on now. The other is Gingerbread boys, which are one of my favorites at Christmas time!
Next, I opened the package that had 4 patterns in it. I love each & everyone of them. The LHN "Snow White" has the fabric to stitch it on & also finishing fabric included in it!!! The LHN "All is Calm" has finishing fabric in it! I really want to stitch the Sunflower Seed pattern right away! Perfect for the upcoming holidays!!
The next package had a pack of photo greeting cards, a magnetic list minder & a skein of Christmas-y floss from Threadworx. I haven't used their floss, so I am anxious to try it!
The last package was an 'added' bonus I believe....Mary knows some of my favorite designers & she included some old freebies & some older charts she thought I would like...and of course, I do!!! One of them has 3 little elfs on it...she said it reminded her of my perfect...I had to agree with her!!
I haven't taken pictures of what I am working on this week..I finished the Nov. part of my SAL piece. I worked on a SAL piece from last Christmas, and now I am working on an ornament for a RR I am involved in. I hope to finish it this weekend, so I can get busy on Christmas gifts!
Thanks for stopping by & reading my blog. I appreciate each & every visitor & I appreciate your kind comments. If I don't see comments, I wonder if anyone is reading, so it is great to see the comments. I hope to have pictures of my stitching updates sometime next week.
Have a great weekend everyone!!!!


Denise said...

Wonderful Give away! Congrats on winning! There's something special about blogging and new friends!

Have a great weekend -

Carol said...

Oh, what a wonderful package, Shari! You certainly deserve it :)

I especially love the Cricket Collection mitten chart--I have that one myself and have stitched two of the mittens. Are they finish/finished?? No!! But, they sure are cute... I'm sure you'll spend many happy hours stitching away with your new goodies--enjoy!!

Julie said...

Super mail day for you, congrats on your win!

Katie said...

What a great package. You deserved it!

Hillery said...

An excellent win. Congratulations.
Just use the smallest font for your lettering and add a description right under your pics when you add them to your post.

Deborah said...

Wonderful giveaway! Congrats on the win.

Missy said...

Congrats on the fab win...couldn't have happened to a nicer person!! Well maybe perhaps myself but if it wasn't me I'm glad it was you!! LOL LOL LOL

Hugs and enjoy your new treasures!!

Mary said...

I'm thrilled that you like everything Shari! I had so much fun putting it all together..I never know what everyone has/likes especially when it's an unknown surprise is involved! :)

Enjoy every minute of your new treasures. I'm sooo happy that you won!

Debra said...

wow I didn't realize how long it has been since I have been to your blog. Love the picture of the boys and the album is great. Congrats on your finish love it too.

Carolyn NC said...

Awesome win - congrats!

Siobhan said...

Congratulations on the win! What a great package.

Meari said...

What a great package. Congratulations.

Terry's Crafty Fingers said...

What an amazing win. Congratulations.

Daffycat said...

*squee* Oh wow ~ what an awesome package to receive! How on earth are you going to choose what to play with first? Enjoy, Shari!

Mylene said...

What a great package, Shari. Congrats on your win en enjoy the goodies.

Raggedy Ann said...

Hi Shari!

Stopping in to say hello.
What a wonderful package you received. I am so happy for you.
Have a great weekend,
Louise in FL

Sue said...

Great gifts Shari! Great friend!