Tuesday, November 02, 2010
I tripped my way down to the mailbox today only to find it stuffed to the gills. And for a change, it wasn’t bills!
I was lucky enough to win Day 20 of the 31 Days of Halloween Giveaway that Missy Ann and Annette hosted over at their respective blogs. Today my package arrived (which I swear is a record – things from the US usually take months!)…. Here’s what I received:
A gorgeously stitched pinkeep (I’m so in love with the ruched ribbon it’s scary!), a skeleton needleminder (which will shortly be adorning the current model I’m working on), a kitty threadwinder (in one of my favourite DMC colours, as luck would have it) and the best bag of candy goodies. I’m hiding those from my DS’. They’re all mine! :-)
Here’s a closeup of the pinkeep front and back:
Thanks so much to Missy Ann for such a wonderful gift. I feel so blessed today.
And the fun didn’t end there…..
Some time ago I signed up for a series of painted canvas kimonos that Janet Perry over at Nuts About Needlepoint was teaching on-line. I admit that I’m terribly behind in the stitching of these kimonos (but I *WILL* get back to them soon), but I have been reading each lesson as it comes out. They are so well written and easy to understand. I can’t wait until I have time to get back to stitching them. Today, however, the 4th canvas in the series arrived with its threadpack:
Most of the fibers are Waterlilies, Watercolours, Gloriana and GAST, but new to me will be the Soy Lustre from Pure Palette. I love the vibrant colours in this kimono and the overdyed threads will be fun to play with…..
BUT, I’d better get back to work on the models first….