Sunday, 28 September 2008

Lucky, lucky me

Oh, I love my mail person. I have received several packages this week.
Without further ado, here are the contents of the packages.

From BeckySC - My Make a Wish exchange
I wished for a biscornu and received this lovely one. I love the color red. Her stitching is beautiful and her finishing is perfect.
The pattern is February Quaker from The Workbasket on 28 count off white using DMC 115. She added our initials and the date. I LOVE IT!!!!! Thank you Becky.

A few weeks back this same Becky had a giveaway on her blog of stitched pieces she no longer wanted. I put my name in for this piece and it came my way at the same time as my biscornu.
It is a standing joke amongst my family and friends that I don't do dishes. My DH does all the dishes and when visitors come they know to do the dishes too LOL. There is no stitched piece more perfect for me. I intend to frame this and hang it in my kitchen.

From Annette, I received my Round 9 Fair and Squares. Check these out. I just love it and the color is stunning. The info is Periphaeria Designs - Courtyard of Alahambra on Toasted Almond Belfast and stitched with Apricot Grove by Gloriana Silk.

And then, another envelope arrived. Becky from OK knows that I am a nutcracker collector and last year had stitched me a beautiful nutcracker as part of a Christmas exchange. She was sorting through some old magazines and found this for me. I see some new nutcracker ornaments in my future. Thanks for thinking of me Becky. I so appreciate it.
And the packages continued.
I received the package from Australia for my Winter Neighborhood RR. I was getting a little concerned as it took 3 weeks for the envelope to arrive. This fabric is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen. It is a Silkweaver Opalescent called Starquest. Sophia also included the most lovely booklet for us all to contribute our little bits of info. I have already picked out my pattern. I am just waiting for a general concensus on stitching direction and then I will start. Since I am left handed I believe I stitch in the opposite direction to many others. I want to make this as easy as I can for the other stitchers. I have a feeling I am going to be stitching sideways again to make my stitches go in the same direction as most of the others.
My mom gave me a belated birthday gift - a gift certificate to Ann's store. Although I am on a stitching diet, I don't think gift certificates count. Here is my purchase.
Chatelaine's Evening in the Park, a fat quarter of Opalescent White 28 count Lugana and a pack of Piecemaker needles.

In stitching news - I have done some stitching this week but no major progress. I put some stitches in my Mirabilia RR and yes, it is White Christmas. I have put some stitches in Fairies in the Garden but not enough for a progress photo and I have a small start on a new piece.I have been asked for info on Fairies in the Garden. I have a enlarged photo copy and need to find the original magazine to give that info. I will keep loking. I will save photos of my little progresses for the next time.
Until then, have a good week everyone and keep on stitching.


stitcherw said...

What lovely goodies you've been receiving, going to your mailbox has been quite the fun time this week I think. What a gorgeous piece of fabric, I love the coloring on it. Lovely new patterns too, the Nutcrackers are so cute, and Evening in the Park will be beautiful.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Wow Kathy you've had an absolutely amazing mail week!!!

You've recieved some gorgeous gifts!

staci said...

Congrats on all the wonderful mail goodies! That biscornu is wonderful!

Andrea said...

You have received some wonderful gifts in the mail. Mmmm love the biscornu.

Clara said...

I actually stitched that large nutcracker piece several years ago and made it into a pillow for a co-worker for Christmas. It turned out wonderful. I know you will enjoy working on it as well.

Ranae said...

Beautiful biscornu! lucky you to receive such nice things. Can I have your mail person? Pleaz!!!
Starquest is some gorgeous fabby.

Rowyn said...

Wow, lots of fabulous stitchy mail.

You are going to really crack up when you see what I included with the bookmark kit I sent you. I'll leave you in suspense until the parcel arrives...

Marion said...

Don't you just love good mail days? Mine are few and far between these days...

So you don't do dishes! LOL If there is one thing on this earth I HATE it is doing dishes...unfortunately I haven't figured out how to get out of this chore..and I don't have a dishwasher!!
There is nothing that gets me crankier!!


Beatrice said...

Your mailman has been good to you. What a great week for you and I love that Chatelaine.

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Boy-o-boy! You had the week for suprises and good stuff, Kathy!! What beauties. I love your Chatelaine chart...I'm a devoted fan of Martina's. I'd say you had a fabulous stash!

Suzanne said...

Wow, what a lot of goodies you have received, I am very jealous!

Barbara said...

You obviously have a magical mailbox!! :D

Nicola said...

You have received some lovely gifts there Kathy. The Chatelaine chart is gorgeous and I'm looking forward to seeing progress pictures.

Lucy said...

Wow...great packages all around! Good for you!

Vonna said...

Well lookie at all this good stuff...Becky's Biscornu and her Disshes piece are just perfect...isn't she fabulous?
And Becky K in OK...not a sweeter sweetie around (besides you of course) My boys...have each on of those nutcrackers as ornaments that I made them ;o)
And I love that winter RR fabric...great!
And the Fair and Square squares...perfect! Did I miss anything....hmmm...oh yea, the stash from Ann...GOOD CHOICE! You're on a stash diet too?! Oh yikes...I guess I'm going to have to think about that more too :o)

Ruth said...

Good heavens! Can I borrow your mailman? I like him a lot!!!!

Congrats on all the fantastic goodies--- you deserve them ... each and every one :)

Cathy B said...

Hi Kathy - wow, your mailman has been busy delivering packages to your door! Lots of great stitched gifts. So thoughtful of Becky in OK to send you those nutcracker patterns!

Clare said...

Isn't the postal service wonderful - especially when you have a week like yours! What a delight, and what lovely packages.

Lynn said...

No wonder you like your mailman theses days! You sure received a beautiful bounty! All the ladies have done an amazing job. That biscornu is so pretty. I love the reds. Did you put it in your basket?
Gift certificates definitely do not count when on a stash diet. At lease in my books they don't!