Thursday, 16 February 2012

A Gift for Me and A Birthday Gift for Barb!

A while ago I was one of the lucky winners of dear Mouse's 200 followers giveaway :) Last week she emailed me to tell me to watch out for postie and look at the beauty that arrived on Tuesday!

Isn't it just gorgeous? I think Mouse must know I love red and I do rather love hearts too ( who doesn't?) and I absolutely love this! Can you see the gorgeous pin too and the lovely card behind the pinchushion? Mouse tells me it's Ewe and Eye and Friends Alphabet Heart. Thank you so much Mouse. I absolutely love it and will treasure it {{{{hugs}}}}. I do hope you received the email I sent you:)

Yesterday was my dear friend and SAL partner Barb's birthday. Happ Birthday Barb! Now we all know that Barb rather likes sheep so I had the idea of stitching a little something sheepy up! So I bought Little House Needleworks Soft and Sweet threadpack and it came out like this! Exactly as I wanted!


Little House Needleworks Soft and Sweet ( threadpack)

32 count light taupe evenweave

Started 25th January 2012

Finished 2nd February 2012

Birthday gift for Barb

I had an email from Barb today and I am chuffed to say that she loves it :)

I'm keeping this short for today as I have lots of blogs to catch up on. I must apologise if I've not dropped by your blog but I will catch up eventually! I've got it down to 104 new posts as I type! We've had a fault on our phone line since Tuesday so our broadband has been painfully slow. I rang the phone company on Tuesday afternoon from my Dad's and they came out thus morning and fixed it. So I've been unable to go reading blogs as everything was so slow loading and sometimes didn't load. It's good to have a working phone again and even better that the broadband seems to be back up to speed!

I'm taking part in my first IHSW this weekend and am incorporating it into the UFO night ( Friday) on a Facebook stitching group I belong to so watch out for HAED Guardian!

I'll be back another day with my progress on my SB, Lizzie*Kate 6 Fat Men and maybe, just maybe, CCN Snowflake Serenade finally finished if I can get a good evening's stitching tonight!

Thank you so much for all your lovely comments on my last post. I think my brain fog is easing but I know it'll be back!

Until next time..... keep stitching:)

Much love

Sally
xxxx

33 comments:

Vickie Niggemann said...

Great gifts Sally. Have a super, stitchy day. :)

cucki said...

Aww such sweet gifts both sent and received..
Have a lovely day
Love cucki xxx

Lisa S said...

Love the gift from Mouse and the one you made for Barb!
Glad you got your internet back :)

Hazel said...

Beautiful gifts Sally. Have a great stitchy weekend. x

Catherine said...

Wonderful gifts ~ both given and received!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Lovely prize from Mouse and I love that it arrived on Valentine's Day! Your gift for Barb is lovely as well!

Shirlee said...

Beautiful stitchings both given & received! I hope you enjoy your first IHSW ... I really enjoyed mine & am looking forward to this next one! Blessings, Shirlee

Elaine said...

The heart from Mouse is just beautiful Sally.
Barbs needlebook is gorgeous! I sent a little sheepy to add to her flock too.
Have a great week-end, hugs!

Margaret said...

Great gifts both ways! What fun!

Sarah said...

Lovely gifts both sent and recieved Sally, love your LHN piece.

Beth Pearce said...

Great gifties received and given!! That thread pack is just darling! Can't wait to see your updates later.

Sally said...

Hi Sally

Your gift from Mouse is lovely as is the present you made for Barb.

Glad to hear your Broadband is back and hope you enjoy your stitchy weekend.

Michelle said...

What a lovely gift off Mouse - its stunning. Also love the one you made for Barb - Happy belated Birthday Barb. Glad to see you are back up and running xx

Julie said...

Lovely gift you stitched for Barbs birthday.
Mouse's gift to you is adorable, pretty design.

Carol said...

What a sweet gift from Mouse, Sally--perfect for this time of year. And your gift for Barb is adorable--love the little sheep and the pretty colors...

Pumpkin said...

Lucky you! Mouse did a fantastic job :o)

You did a lovely job on Barb's gift! I'm sure she loved it ;o)

Lesleyanne said...

Love gifts sent and received. Glad your broadband is back up and running. Welcome to IHSW.

Ellen said...

Wonderful gifts!

Have a great weekend!

Hugs,

Mouse said...

ooooo love the gift you made for Barb and the wee heart one looks better than the photo I took ... so glad you love it :)love mouse xxxxx

Anne said...

That's a lovely pillow Mouse stitched up for you!! So sweet! I loved the little sheep needlebook you made for your friend Barb! I'm sure she will treasure it always. I'm glad you are joining us for your first ISHW!!! Welcome to the club of hermitters!! Can't wait to see your progress!!

gracie said...

Lovely gifts all around...

Nicola said...

A beautiful gift from Mouse.

Wishing you a good weekend with lots of stitching time.

Elisa said...

A great gift send and received Sally. Glad you're back online.....

BrendaS said...

Beautiful gifts Sally. Love the needlebook you made for Barb. Just darling:)

Lois said...

What lovely gifts both sent and received Sally. Aren't internet problems the worst! Glad you've got things sorted out. Wishing you a lovely weekend and one free of brain fog.

pat said...

really nice !
Pat

Jackie said...

Sally I always enjoy seeing your finishes. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the sheep needlebook you made Barb.

Solstitches said...

Beautiful gift from Mouse. I love the design she stitched for you.
Your needlecase for Barb is gorgeous.
I bet she was thrilled to add more sheep to her collection.
Margaret

Christine said...

I love the gift you made for Barb, it is perfect for her, and the gift Mouse sent to you is gorgeous too

CJ in OK ;-) said...

Lots of stitching goin on there. Enjoy your weekend. CJ in OK ;-)

Myra said...

Beautiful gifts all around!

Isobel -Argante- said...

Hi Sally, I'm really happy you have joined my contest. The gifts are beautiful :-)
Have a lovely week my dear

Isobel
The Primitive Hare

Suzanne said...

What beautiful gifts!

I am so behind on my blog reading at the moment and can't seem to catch up!