Tuesday, January 11, 2011

EWE-haul - and another quickie sheepie finish !

11-1-11

I knew I had to have something finished today - just so I could stitch that date on it.  None of my snowmen WIP's were anywhere near close, so this morning on the 123message board, somebody pointed towards a new (to me) french blog with a lovely sheep chart.  (use a translater if you need to - this sheep one was free chart number 45 I think) This I printed and started stitching at work, finishing it up after dinner tonight!  I really love those quick stitches......

There's also something else about this date.
I am truly blessed to have met some wonderful people on this blog.  Working in the mailroom this morning, I discovered, 1, 2, then 3 envelopes - squishy mail for me!!!!
2 of the envelopes were from Nancy - Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe - (go visit - she's a really clever lady).  On Christmas night, while sitting around what was left of the Christmas feast, chatting with Dad and Hubby Martin, I discovered that I had won a blog prize!  My mum's name was Nancy too - and Dad was tickled pink that another Nancy 'joined us at the table' as it were.  I had won 50 skeins of Nancy's hand dyed floss.  So many glorious shades - I'm eyeing off a few samplers already planning what to use them on.  As a matter of fact, it is one of the purple skeins that I sittched the sheep today in.

The 3rd envelope was a surprise RAK from Bette.  She participated in a recent ornament exchange of mine, and thought to send me some 'Whisper' thread - three shades - cream, ecru and sooty brown - and something I've not seen before - 'Fluffy Fleece', distributed by Rainbow Gallery.  Bette also sent me some sheepie charts - aren't they charming? - LK - Gift of Love, Sisters & Best Friends - Black Sheep Again!, and Poppy Creations - Sheep Stuff.  The cutest ever tape measure fell out of the envelope - a fluffy sheep!!!  You pull his tail for the tape measure, then squeeze his sides to retract the tape!  Thomas the tape measure did the rounds of the Accounts Payable department - everybody loves him.  He's certainly going to be a constant companion this year (and for many years to come) - my nearly 18yo thinks it's a sheep who ate dental floss

I am so very lucky to have wonderful blogging buddies - I will get myself organised really soon for a new giveway - Unfortunately, if I'm not stitching, I'm thinking about the organising needed for said teenage son's 18th birthday which is looming ever closer. So I ask all my friends to please be patient with me, I want to find something special to share with you

7 comments:

Bette said...

I'm so glad your package arrived. I couldn't ersist the tape measure. It had your name all over it. Enjoy your new stash. I am loving seeing all the different sheepies you are coming up with.

Patty C. said...

Congratulations on your wonderful stash enhancement !!
Take Care

gracie said...

What a wonderful prize! Enjoy the beautiful colors...Would you consider sending me your snail mail...there may be a little something to send your way....

Katherine said...

Isn't that tape measure just the cutest thing? I got one for myself a few years ago and drag him around with me on stitchy outings. It reminds me of Shawn - the Sheep in Wallace & Grommit. Lucky You!

Vicky said...

I love the new finish, so cute :)

Stitching Noni said...

How lucky are you? Well done!

Love your new finish :-). 1-1-11 is a great date to have on a project

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Anonymous said...

I hate to burst your bubble, Bronny, but 2011 isn't the Year of the Sheep. It's the Year of the Rabbit. I love your sheep stitches though. Very cute!