First let me thank you all for leaving welcome home comments on my previous post. Your thoughtful wishes warm my heart! I have not replied to comments as I usually try to do this time for a couple of reasons. 1. I just turned off the word verification thingy and while I've figured out how to get your comments posted I am still working on replying to them from my email where they all show up...in duplicate! A bunch of you are no-reply as well. I hope you don't think I'm ignoring you when I can't reply to you. 2. There are so many of you who entered my giveaway I would be replying for days! Please know that if you expressed that you wanted to enter the giveaway....you are entered!
We have been home for one week today and if you were to look at my house you'd think we just moved in! I have stuff everywhere. Right now the 'over the range microwave' is in the middle of the kitchen floor. Apparently it blew it's fuse and Masterchief is in repair mode.
In my last post I said I would include more pictures on the next post of a few things we picked up here and there. So let the uploading begin............
These jars only represent the enormous numbers of them all about the house. I cannot begin to count how many
we he won from Ebay or picked up along our travels recently. When we arrived home and began to unpack I found jars slowly invading my kitchen. On the table, here and there on the counters...I couldn't function in my own kitchen! I went to the back room and grabbed one of my old enamel trays for a temporary home. Ya hear that Sweetness? Temporary. :-) ♥
Here's something else Masterchief picked up for himself. And when I say himself, I really mean HIMSELF! I'm not going near this thing!
We picked up our mail, excuse me.....our LOAD of mail on our way home and I found a couple surprises! I was so excited I couldn't wait until we got home to open them. The car was packed so tight, the only room for the mail was on my lap. So there I was with boxes and flyers and envelopes up to my eyeballs. In fact that's all anyone could see if they passed us....a set of eyeballs peeking over the edge of a USPS box full of mail.
Bekca has been so generously gifting someone every month for their birthday and I was lucky enough to be chosen for August!
In the envelope were these wonderful treasures.....a little bar of luscious smelling soap and a post card both from when she went on a trip to France. Some threads, ric-rac and ribbon with the cutest little soldiers on it. I am certain the button tin will be home to a few stitchy related items.
And from Shirlee.....
Just look at this lovely assortment of wool! When I opened the package I squealed so loudly Masterchief almost went off the road! Shirlee took the time to go through her stash of wool and sent some to me. I can't wait to use it in finishing some things. At the rate I'm going though that might be a while.
Thanks so much ladies! It's true...stitchy friends are THE BESTEST!!!
Also during the month of August I won a giveaway offered by Shirlee. It was a $25 gift certificate to my favorite OLS, 123 Stitch. The entire time I was away working I was thinking of what I would order with it. It seems my wish list gets longer each time I look at it. How does that happen? I added a couple bucks to the total and here's what I ordered...
|How Great Thou Art|
My Big Toe
|Books of the Bible|
My Big Toe
|Tabithy Eaton Pin Pillow|
This one is so cute, don't you think? I also ordered two Belle Soie silks to use on Books of the Bible.
Thanks again Shirlee! You have been a doll in helping me to enhance my stash. I will never be able to stitch all I have in one lifetime but since when does that stop us, right?
It's time for me to fess up. I might like a jar or two every now and then. I found a few Barbasol jars to add to my collection.
We got rid of these.....
......and picked up these......
The one on the left is mine in case you didn't know by seeing the ott light next to it. I see many naps in our futures with these comfortable babies! The couch and chair are still listed on Craigslist. We hope to sell them soon, they are taking up space in our garage right now.
Masterchief just got back from picking up a new fuse for the microwave. He said he went up to the salesman and asked him if he had those kind of fuses and he replied..."are you sure it's blow'd?"
Ah yes, it's good to be home.
There's something wrong with this picture...can you see it?
We have been home for a week now and haven't changed our calendar to November yet. It was August when we left for work!
Don't forget to enter my Welcome Home giveaway on the previous post. It ends Saturday night.
Welcome to all my new followers! ~hugs~
Thanks for stopping by...