Brown/Blue Spotty

21 January 2012

Parcel Out ~ Parcels In

This week has been a busy one for post and parcels.
First, the parcel out ~ back in December I reached a milestone thanks to all you lovely people who kindly stop by and read my witterings ~ 100 followers.  So I thought I would host a little giveaway ~ it wasn't open for anybody, just the centuplicate.
Sally's name was drawn and she has been patiently waiting for a) the madness of the Christmas postal service, and b) my "safe" place to be remembered as one of the component parts was hiding.
Sally has now received her parcel and, I'm pleased to report, is happy with the goodies I sent.

I ordered some goodies that were in The White Company's sale, a few things I saw pre-Christmas that my budget wouldn't stretch to ~ I can't show you them as I haven't unpacked them completely yet.
A gift for a friend arrived ~ obviously, can't show you that either.
On Tuesday this arrived ~ The Needlecraft Haven board had a birthday and I was lucky to be one of the giveaway winners.  Clare sent me this gorgeous LHN All Dolled Up chart ~ thank you so much Clare.
I've looked at these many times so I'm delighted to have one to stitch  ~ I'll be trying to sort through my stash to kit this up soon.
Thursday I collected this from the PO ~ yes it's the travelling pattern.  I have been following this one around for a while ~ Christine was the last stitcher and now I am lucky enough to be included in The Stitcherhood.
This is Count Your Blessings from Shakespear's Peddler and I'm really looking forward to stitching this, starting today.  I have my fabric and most of my threads sorted ~ I'm stitching from stash so substitution is the name of the game. 
Hopefully you won't have long to wait before I can show you a finished piece.
Watch this space.

 This was what was waiting for me on Friday when I got home from work ~ how de-li-cious!
Jo from Dinky Dyes had a giveaway on her Facebook page ~ we were invited to post about our stitching resolutions for last year with a chance to win 25 skeins of DD silk thread ~ and I was one of the very lucky winners.  You wouldn't think that it would be difficult to choose 25 silk threads, boy it took me ages.  The only sad thing about this is that my hands are suffering with the current cold weather and are in no fit state to be fondling silk thread!  So they were carefully extracted from the bag by their labels, photographed and returned to the bag by their labels ~ emollient ointment and white cotton gloves for me at bedtime!

I'm off to a finish your UFO's session at Just Quilting today ~ hoping to finish a birthday pressie for Sis2.
Have a great Saturday.



gracie said...

Luscious colors with the DD threads!

butterfly said...

Oh Kate what lovely gifts sent and received, and those Dinky threads are so beautiful, Well done sweetie.

Lesleyanne said...

Great parcels in and out Kate. Love everything.

Mouse said...

oooo you got me giggling with the safe place hehehe
and the white company *drool
well done on your wins and hope you can get to use your threads soon :)
looking forward to seeing the TP done :) love mouse xxxx

Julie said...

Super parcels, congrats on all the loveliness that's come through your letterbox this week.
Nice parcel you put together for Sally.
Hope our hands heal, it's no fun being sore.

Christine said...

Lucky you winning all those wonderful silks. Have fun with the Travelling Pattern, I'm looking forward to seeing your version

Sally said...

I absolutely love my package Kate. Thank you so much:)

Congratulations on your wins. Looking forward to seeing your Count Your Blessings.

Have a great weekend!

Joysze said...

Oh, what a wonderful week of packages, Kate! :D Those DD are truly droolworthy. Hope your hands feel better soon.

cucki said...

i love everything so much..
big hugs xxx

Nicola said...

Beautiful parcels sent and received.

Winter and housework is hard on hands. Hopefully some TLC will have you stitching with those gorgeous DD threads.

Mangogirl said...

such beautiful parcels

Always smiling said...

Lovely silk floss, lucky you.

Chris xx

Anne said...

Holy moly!! You won all those DD threads?!!! Congrats you are one lucky lady! I think DD silks are my absolute favourite to work with. I have three that I adore!! What lovely packages you got too!!!