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