Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Firstly, I must apologize for my absence from blogging. The heat has been awful here lately, and I don't use the office much when the mercury is being nasty, plus I have had to do some stitching, and took advantage of a chair under an airconditioner duct [no flies on me!!].
Secondly, I must sincerely thank people for their lovely comments regarding my last post. I am so pleased my little boxes were a hit with readers. They are certainly some of my favourite pieces.
Now, to the subject of today's post. Recently I was fortunate to have been chosen the winner of a give-away on Frances Leate's blog - http://quiltingowl.blogspot.com/
To say this give-away is generous is an understatement. I have photographed [above] the fabrics included in the package, ie eight fat quarters, all in these glorious colours. The contents were carefully wrapped in one of the quarters, and tied with a lovely cream satin ribbon, but I neglected to take the shot prior to opening said prize!!
But wait, there's more!!! Also included were several patterns, a new rotary cutting wheel [which I really needed], and a sweet little folding mirror to slip into one's purse - all will be put to good use in time.
I find that in every package I receive there is always one highlight. I know this seems silly, but in the parcel I received from Frances the highlight for me was the beautiful card that she included. I just have to share it with everyone. Oh, to live in times where clothing was so glamorous!!! The simple colour pallette used in this card exudes class in my opinion, and I shall enjoy it for a long time to come. I am sorry the camera flash has spotted the photograph.
Thank you Frances, I am overwhelmed by your generosity.
And now to another gift I received not long ago. I recently participated in a bit of fun on Jenster's blog - http://jennie61.blogspot.com/
Jennie very kindly sent me these little handbag must have's - a little notebook with hand embroidered cover [somewhere to record the stitching 'needs'], and a little 'named' pouch. This little pouch holds a lovely carry bag, at the ready for those stitching purchases. I have to say I think it may belong to another Linda, as I would put the description of the one who lives here as 'easily distracted'............... Thank you so much Jennie for these. I will continue the 'pay it forward' fun soon. I am busy with a stitching job at the moment, and need to sort out something suitable for that type of give-away. I hope when I post it, people will consider being part of the fun.
Thank you all again for taking an interest in my posts. I do appreciate the time people put into reading blogs and commenting. We all have so much to learn from one another, and I for one, enjoy the experience.