Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Mail Surprise

For the last week, we have had to go to the post office to get our mail. Last Tuesday when I drove out of the driveway, I found our mailbox laying on the ground. It had was a little wobbly from being hit my the snow plow a few times and I think the strong winds we had that day just did it in. The better half has been working on getting a new one up, but with great difficulty. Too many other obligations get in the way. So yesterday afternoon I headed out on some errands and the stop by the post office. To my surprise there was a manila envelope with the pile of mail. ( We did not get it picked up Saturday.) The return address indicated it was from Staci. Then I remembered I had won a gift off her one month blog anniversary. I was so excited. Hoping it was one of her famous floss tags, I tried to rip into it as soon as I got to the car. She had it sealed so good, that I had to wait until I was done with my errands and stopped at the LNS. At the LNS, I was able to rip into the package and look what I found.
Oh, Staci, I love it. A floss tag just like I was hoping for. Also a tin and some colored loose leaf rings. Last night was also our Monday night stitch therapy group. I showed everyone what I had received and I almost did not get home with my treasures. They were very impressed with the colored rings. It does not take much to get those girls excited. Now everyone wants to know where to get colored rings. We all use them to put our floss on for all of our many projects. In fact, I think I am out of rings, so these will come in handy. Everyone wants to make floss tags. Could that be a project for our next sleepover/retreat in October.

My JBW French County Dog came back from the framer. He is so cute. So far he has not made it home, He is on display at the LNS. In looking at the picture this morning as I was loading my pictures, he reminds me of Betsy, the shop dog at the LNS.

JBW French County Dog
28 ct. R&R Creek Bed Brown
GAST Sable

Also I finished the stitching of my eagle over 1. Not sure how he is going to be finished. Maybe into some type of ornament or door knob hanger.

Bent Creek - Land That I Love

20 Ct. Natural Brown Linen

Recommended Colors WDW & GAST

The shop hop is only 8 days away. The sampler that I stitched for it is back from the framer and I have taken a picture, but Anita does not have it on display at the shop yet, so I won't post a picture here yet. Maybe in a couple of days.

Have been busily stitching on Quaker Christmas. After looking at my last progress picture, I realized I should have taken another picture. That will have to wait until next time. Tried another over one project of Bent Creek - Itty Bitty Uncle Sam. He is about 1/2 done, but I had to frog on him and I have put him aside for a few days. Ripping over 1 is a PIA and I had to put him up for awhile. I will try to finish him later this week.

Now it is time to stitch. Again, Staci, thanks so much for the gift. I love it all. My stitching friends have been very envious of me. Almost forgot, I got an e-mail from a stitching friend I met through a stitch camp, that she had seen where I won on Staci's blog and she was jealous also. She said she would be so jealous if it was one of those wonderful floss tags. Sorry Pam.

Later stitching friends.


staci said...

I'm so happy that you like it Kathy! Aren't you and your friends the sweetest, I'm blushing :) And those rings are from Wal-mart, can you believe it??? Jennifer (ohio is my dwelling place), clued me in to that.

Love how your dog finish, that frame is perfect!

Kim B said...

Lucky you! Staci makes the most amazing floss tags! I absolutely must try one very soon.

Your JBW dog is so cute. And your eagle turned out great.

Michelle said...

Hi Kathy,

How nice to win presents ~ those are great!

Your JBW looks wonderful and great frame choice.


Itching To Stitch said...

Your dog and eagle came out great. And what lovely gifts you received ;)

Jennifer/OH said...

Hi Kathy,
Firstly, thanks for the wonderful comment on my blog regarding my cat. I have sent you an e-mail.
Wow, that eagle over-one is amazing. I have threatened to try stitching over-on, but I just haven't gotten the guts to try it yet. I make such a mess out of 32 count linen I can only imagine the ball of knots I'll get stitching over-one!

Ranae said...

Love the floss tag, Staci does a wonderful job.
1:1 eagle looks great.
JBW doggy is so cute.