Saturday, November 13, 2010

Christmas Came Early






Last Sat., I learned that I had won a giveaway on Mary's blog.
http://sentimentsandstitches.blogspot.com/
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.
So..........to 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 grandsons...so 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!!!!

17 comments:

Denise said...

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

Have a great weekend -
Denise

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!!
-m-

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!
*HUGS*

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!