Friday, 20 January 2012

Lovely Post Day

Yesterday I had a lovely post day so my postie ( not my regular one) was my best friend! It was so much nicer than getting bills and junk mail!

First he arrived on foot with this lovely chart from Barb which she has recently finished stitching. Of course she knows my love of Shepherd's Bush rolls so when she asked me if I would like the chart for Tiny Garden Roll when she'd finished with it I immediately said yes please! I'm looking forward to seeing Barb's finish of it. Of course this will be coming out sometime for our SB SAL on a Monday evening :) Thank you so much Barb {{{{hugs}}}}
A little later on postie came back in the van and delivered two boxes for me. Just before Christmas I was so happy to have won Kate's 100 Followers giveaway on her blog and as Kate had emailed to say she'd posted out my prize I knew one of them must be from her. I excitedly opened up the box and inside found a big tissue wrapped package. 

Inside was all this. I had seen Kate's Christmas bauble filled with ORTs of her blog and thought what a wonderful idea it was and now I have one of my own:) Kate filled it with trims, thread, charms, chocolate and needles. See the little book with the bird on the front? That has needles in it and there is also the chart to stitch the wee design on the front. I have never seen those before and just love the idea. As you can see there is also a bag of lavender ( I LOVE lavender), some gorgeous fabric and a sheepy notepad. Kate well and truly spoiled me and I already have an idea for the trims and lavender:) Thank you so much Kate {{{{hugs}}}}


The second box was from Myra. I was delighted to win her New Year giveaway of one of her gorgeous handmade birds and thread catchers. Again I excitedly opened the box to find not only a bird and a thread catcher but also a delightful little pouch and some Hershey's chocolate bars. I have been very good and only eaten one bar so far and I did offer to share it with my DH but as he doesn't like dark chocolate ( yay!) he declined my offer! Unfortunately my photo really does not do Myra's beautiful creations justice. They are just gorgeous. I have some artificial poppies in a vase so I have hung the bird from one of those and he looks so sweet. The thread catcher and pouch will be going with me to craft club:) Thank you so much Myra {{{{hugs}}}} again I have been spoiled :)

I'll be back another day with some progress and to show a birthday gift I stitched. I still need to get that trim on Christmas Tea ( someone give me a kick please!). I've also been looking through my chart stash to try and decide on what to start next but then I really feel that I should finish CCN Snowflake Serenade first so not sure what to do! I did pick out Stacy Nash Primitives Love Sampler Bag and Pin Keep so I still might pop a few stitches in that soon. I've also been very good and picked out all my ornaments for the year for the Christmas All Year Round SAL!

Until next time.......... keep stitching!

With much love

Sally
xxxx

29 comments:

Jan said...

What lovely parcels you received!

Annie said...

Hi

What lovely pressies! It would be lovely if all mail was like that.
Hope you enjoy them.

Chris said...

Lovely mail day Kate!!

Nicola said...

What lovely post Sally! Which needleroll is the chart for?

cucki said...

Wow all the gifts are so lovely..have fun xxx

Shirlee said...

What lovely gifts! Blessings, Shirlee

Margaret said...

Oh nice! Love your pressies!

Sarah said...

What lovely parcels, no wonder your postie is your best friend!

Gabi said...

Oh that is indeed a lovely post day. Congrats on winning several give-aways. I could imagine your bright smile when receiving all those goodies. :)

Catherine said...

Aren't stitchy friends the best? Enjoy your goodies and have a stitchy weekend!

Barb said...

What a lovely week Sally and so many nice goodies.
Look forward to seeing the ornies through the year.
Hugs back!!

Beth Pearce said...

You did get some lovely gifties!! So glad, you deserved them!

gracie said...

What a wonderful post day for you!

Keeper of the Crowes said...

What a lovely day you had. I'm so happy for you.
Linda

Christine said...

We need to swap postmen, all mine ever brings are bills! You got some wonderful goodies there!

Lesleyanne said...

What a lovely post day. You received so may gorgeous things Sally. I am really pleased for you.

Claire said...

What lovely gifts you received Sally xxx

Patty C. said...

Congratulations - Your gifts are just awesome !!

Michelle said...

Oh Sally what wonderful gifts you received and so worthy of you. They are all lovely x

Catherine's Sewing Corner said...

Those are lovely presents you have received. So nice to have friends like you have
x catherine

BeckySC said...

LOVELY gifts for a LOVELY person :0
Enjoy!

valerie said...

Wonderful gifts! I am sure that you are enjoying them and the smell of lavender. Happy weekend!

Julie said...

Lovely parcels filled with fabulous goodies.

Ellen said...

Congrats, the gifts are wonderful!

Hugs,

Carol said...

Oh, so many goodies, Sally!! I'm sure you're grinning from ear to ear :)

Myra said...

OH it was a wonderful mail day for you. Lovely gifts and another win too. I am glad you like my little things - enjoy!

Lois said...

Nothing better than something nice in the post Sally! What lovely goodies you received. I love that idea of the threads in the bauble - must keep that one in mind!

Mindi said...

I'd have given my postman a huge hug for those gifts! Love the bird and ort bag Myra sent you.

Suzanne said...

What great parcels you received, makes a nice change from bills.