Thank you so much for the kind comments on my pin cushion creation. As you probably guessed I was very excited that I had made it all by myself. I don't consider myself to be a very crafty person but that one wasn't so bad, if I do say so myself. :o)
I had a couple SUPER visits from my mail carrier yesterday and today. Monday I received a package from Lisa at The Inspired Stitcher. She mentioned something once about a tool she uses on her blog to tame those wild threads called a star de-tailer. I had never heard of it before and said something about looking for one in a comment and she up and sent me one! Lisa says once I use it I will wonder how I ever got along without it. I am sure she's right. She even made the cutest little fob that's on it. Oh she knows I like pink! She also included some tea and a few freebies she picked up at a retreat she recently went to.
Thank you so much Lisa. I will treasure this (and use it often).
The other two things arrived in today's mail. I must have oooed and ahhhed a little too loudly (purely by accident you understand) about a book I saw that I wanted. I'm not sure if I saw it on someone's blog or where it was but Masterchief got right on the big boy computer and ordered it for me!
It's an awesome 712-page book that has 844 alphabets in it! It's a sampler lover's dream!
♥ Thanks Honey ♥
Here's the third item that had me all beside myself....
Now I have all three seasons! Should I wait and watch the season each week or play this baby start to finish right now?
Oh I almost forgot - I got something else in the mail yesterday too.....
These are the frames I picked out from East Side Mouldings. Now I have to get the glass and wait for Carmen to come here from Tennessee for our framathon! I can't wait too see Carmen and her husband. They have become great friends we met while in TN a couple years ago. You can go HERE to see her blog.
I've been working on a few other things lately that has taken me temporarily away from my sampler. I can't say what it is yet because if it turns out, there might be a few RAK's coming from my neck of the woods, or from my bend in the lake! Things don't always turn out the way I picture them in my head so I'm not getting all excited just yet. Here are a few pictures of my sampler as it is right now. I'm not sure how much I got done since the last time I posted a pic..........
It's the details in the border that take the longest...
I said in one of my recent posts that I would offer a giveaway as part of the Grow Your Blog party. I gained some new friends during that shindig and I want to thank you all by offering a giveaway. I'm not sure yet what I will be offering but I can tell you it will be Valentine's Day themed. I have a few ideas rattling around in my head. If you would like to be included in this giveaway just leave a comment on today's post telling me so. You don't have to have a blog and I'll send the winnings to wherever you call home. I would like you to be a follower though since that is the reason why I am having this giveaway. Stay tuned for more details, like WHAT I will be offering and WHEN the deadline for entering is.
Thank you friend for visiting with me today. I love reading your comments. They really make my day!