When I got home on Monday I had a very nice surprise waiting for me. I had put four things into our local county fair, and I found out that I got two blue ribbons and two red ribbons on the pieces. The two blues were for my Peaceable Kingdom, and Beach Tree. The two red ribbons were for my Lizzie*Kate monthly wall hanging, and my Lizzie*Kate Spring basket flatfold. I was really amazed at my good fortune, and quite pleased.
Today I went to a Stitch and Gab stitching group which I had just found out about the first of the year when some of the ladies that I had met at the Myrtle Beach Stitching Retreat invited me to join. I was really excited about that because before then I hadn't known anyone in the area that stitched. So I get to the Stitchin, and they tell me that they are celebrating my birthday this month because they have too many other people in November which is my birthday month. You gotta believe that I was quite taken aback and shocked!! So here are the great goodies I got today.
The first present I opened was from Sharon, and it had a great peach flavored soft soap container, and a darling Happy Birthday fridge magnet that my DGD will really love, and a really special pin cushion. I don't know if you can see it very well, but Sharon started with a napkin ring, painted the little flowers around the piece, and then took some lovely blue and white fabric stuffed to make the pin cushion. I think that is so clever, I would never have thought to do that.
The second package that I opened was from Sherry, and she was one of the ladies that I met in Myrtle Beach. Her package came in a insulated lunch bag in darling black and white which goes really well with my purse and stitching bag. In it she had included a list making pad of paper that attaches to the fridge, and another darling note pad. She also gave me this cute picture frame which I immediately put to use holding on my numerous pictures of my DGD. But, best of all, she made me this darling tinket holder that she had stitched for me. It, too, was in blue and white. I am going to have such a lovely stitchingspot!
The third package that I opened was from another Sharon, and she, too, was one of the ladies that I had met in Myrtle Beach. You can't hardly see it, but her package came in a darling Donna Sharp project sized bag that is just too cute! Sharon thought that I was a Donna Sharp fan, and she was right! Inside the bag was this darling Poppy Kreations chart which says "This is your last chance BLOOM" And, she gave me the fabric and called for floss to stitch it!
I would say that this constituted a mighty fine week wouldn't you?
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