Sunday, February 26, 2012

I WON! New Goodies and Progress.....

Good Sunny Sunday to you!  My kitchen warms up quickly when the sun is out and it's proving to be quite useful today.  I have a bowl of bread dough (rye) rising in a sunny, toasty spot right now.


  I will probably need to get up here in a minute to punch it down. 


I won a wonderful giveaway a little while back and have just gotten around to taking pictures.  Heather offered this on her blog and I was SO VERY EXCITED when I found out I was the lucky one!


Heather sent SIX charts and an adorable little gingerbread man pillow!  Isn't he sweet? Heather even included some of the threads for one of them!   I have never been much of a seasonal stitcher so this has really inspired me to get moving on some Christmas goodies.  Thank you so much Heather!  You are so generous to have offered such a lovely giveaway. 


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Marly from Santas and Samplers crafted some very useful (and very prim-gorgeous) boxes and I knew I had to purchase a few to hold some of my stitchy goodness. 


I have them on top of one of my stash cupboards right now but I think I will take that basket out from under them and put it somewhere else. The larger oval one will be perfect to keep some of my threads in!  Thank you Marly for holding them until I returned home from Georgia.  I love them!


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Well now that I have jumped on the WIP wagon I needed another basket to put them all in!  I once had to drive 1 1/2 hours to the nearest Hobby Lobby but not now.  I have been giddy with anticipation ever since I found out one was opening up right close to where I do my grocery shopping!  I tell you I must have spent close to two hours just walking through that place yesterday!  It was so crowded.  I used a 40% off coupon to get this new WIP basket...


I like the size of it and the handles.  It will be full of zippered bags holding WIP's very soon! 

Here is one of them...


 
I couldn't decide which one to put up.  It's amazing how lighting can really change the look of one piece!  The first one probably best shows the true colors.  


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Carmen over at Primcats  named 7 little known things about her on her blog and challenged her readers to do the same.  I'm going to do it too.....on my next post.  I think this post has kept you long enough and if you are still with me I thank you so very much!  

I have punched my dough down and I think it's about time to put it in a pan to rise once again.  
Thanks for stopping by and I appreciate the time (and word verification headaches) you take to comment.  

Hope the remainder of your Sunday is sunny too!

~~Peggy Lee

19 comments:

cucki said...

congratulations for the beautiful win..beautiful charts..
the boxes are so sweet..
and lovely stitching..
love for you hugs cucki xx

Chris said...

What a wonderful giveaway you received!
I love the boxes that you go from Marly. Watch out or all those WIPS will turn into UFOs :)
Lovely stitching! Have a great week!
Chris

Catherine said...

I know that bread will be yummy, but I'm drooling over that blue bowl too!
Congrats on the win - you've got some great patterns to work on.
Love your stacked boxes ~ they look great.
Uh~oh!! Masterchief better be very careful about letting you go to do any grocery shopping!!

Karen said...

Congrats on such a great win!
happy stitching.....

Sherry said...

Congratulations on the win! I love the boxes and your new WIP basket is wonderful! I need one with more room.

Shirlee said...

Congratulations on the win! Great WIP basket & great sampler WIP! I wish I was there to sample some of that rye bread : ) Blessings, Shirlee

Vickie said...

Thanks for the sunny wishes Peggy, it's sunny here too. Great things you shared today. I started a new blog a few days ago. http://astitchersstory.blogspot.com/

Dirty Martini Queen said...

What an uplifting post today. I can just smell the bread baking so I'm on my way over now. Love your new boxes and wip basket.
Donna

Jennifer M. said...

That is an awesome prize you won. Enjoy! I love Hobby Lobby but we don't have any in Miami. :(

Jen

Patti-Rocky Mtn Stitcher said...

Oh the boxes are wonderful!!!

Natasha said...

Congratulations on a great win. Those charts are all so cute! Happy stitching. I think I too may have to take part in the 7 little known things, what a neat idea :)

Deb said...

What a wonderful giveaway you won and Marly's boxes are wonderful, aren't they?

Carol said...

What a great bunch of charts you won, Peggy Lee!! And those boxes of Marly's are wonderful...

Sure wish our Hobby Lobby was a bit closer--we do have a new one, but it is still a bit of a drive. And now with the price of gas, I doubt I'll be getting there very often...

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Congrats on your win! I bet you will spend many more hours in your new local Hobby Lobby! I know I love killing time at mine. Hope your bread turned out yummy.

catherine said...

That is a fab win you won yourself. lucky you!
Those storage boxes are beautiful. Will you be doing your grocery shopping more often now to visit the store!
Glad you enjoyed it and managed to treat yourself to something
x catherine

Suzanne said...

Congratulations on your win! What lovely storage boxes you have. I ahve been admiring the ones that Marly makes.

I haven't made bread in so long, it's such a fun thing to do and so very satisfying.

Jeanne said...

Yeah Peggy! So glad you won and I see several LHN ornaments there :). I have been collecting them lately and they are fun and stitch up pretty quickly. I know what you mean about Hobby Lobby...we only got HL here in Arizona about 2 yrs ago, before then I could visit one whenever I went back to my hometown in the midwest. They are so much nicer than Joann's and the one near me is neat as a pin too. Enjoy your new WIP basket!

Veronica said...

Congratulations on the giveaway win. The charts are pretty. Look forward to seeing some new starts of them ^.^ Lovely boxes. I'd love to see how you store your stash.

Hugs,
Veronica.

Dana Baker said...

Peggy Lee, I hope all is well with you and yours in Kentucky tonight. Praying for everyone that has been affected by the tornados and storms.