First up was a box from Terri. Back before Christmas I won a giveaway from her, and the prize was going to be a surprise. I was definitely surprised. And amazed. And wowed, shocked, and almost cried.
For everyone that's having true winter weather, please don't hate me for opening the mail on the back patio, in the sunshine. I'd actually enjoy a bit of winter and gladly trade places - for about a week!
I started in on the pile-o-pressies by opening the big daddy with the adorable twine. Jackpot!
An amazing hinged box with a stitched top. And look at the inside, incredible!
Sorry for the fob being upside down, but its stitched with an M on both sides, and filled with what feels like crushed walnut shells to give it some heft.
Lots and lots of extras were included. Two different kinds of stitching fabric, two kinds of quilting fabric, some red ribbons for trim, needles, Godiva chocolate, monogrammed tissues! And OMG, the charts! Terri had asked me what I liked to stitch, and my response was I had eclectic tastes. That's exactly what she sent me! Two different reproduction samplers, an adorable Heart in Hand chart called Red Letter Day (she knew my favorite color is red), and a fantastic Ewe & Eye & Friends chart. I have a few of the Primitive series by them, but never managed to find Primitive Star! Totally amazing, she couldn't have picked out better stuff for me.
Next up was a box from Shepherd's Bush. Hrmm, a box? I thought all I was getting was an envelope with January Word Play, part 3 of Margaret Cottam, my Eggshell floss for 6 Fat Men, and my Christmas Garden chart. Well, my friends at the Bush and my EGA chapter surprised me with some gifts. It was like Christmas all over again, opening up the guild Christmas present and other surprises.
I cried when I opened up the BBD chart and saw a lot of the women had left me a message inside. I really miss them. Moving around so much I didn't make a lot of friends, but I made enough in Utah to make up for the lack in previous states. I really miss the ladies, and its been hard adjusting to not being able to pop over to the Bush whenever I feel like chatting. Not to mention those spur of the moment Wednesday evening calls inviting me out to dinner, or a place to take all my baked goods whenever I felt the urge to bake.
I've gotten a bit of stitching done this week. Not as much as I'd hope, since this is supposed to be finished by Sunday. Not sure if I'll make it.
|LHN Poinsttia House, stitched over 1 on 28 ct evenweave,|
my conversion to silk floss
Ok, enough time at the computer, Annie is complaining that its late, and we both should have eaten dinner an hour ago. Thank you for stopping by!