Saturday, July 9, 2011

Look what I got!

"It is through kindness and compassion
that hearts connect and friendship begins."
Bonnie Jensen

I have been so fortunate lately in the give away department. I just have to show off what I have received.

First from Michelle - Michelle's Stitchcraft Place I won a chart. She went to a car boot sale (I just love that. After some British research I found out what that was) and  bought this chart and came home and already has it. Raise your hand if you have done that. (I currently have 2 patterns for LHN Book Store) Her mistake was my gain.

I could really picture using just part of this chart on maybe a scissor fob.

Next in the mail I received from Barbara - To Stitch or not to Stitch this lovely set of homemade gifts.

A large zippered bag, small bag maybe to used as a ORT container, matching needle book, cute pin cushion she put into a tin and decorated it, a biscornu, black silk thread, pink linen and a pen.  They all just happen to be in my favorite color pink.
Can you see the wonderful bead work on this biscornu?

To end the afternoon yesterday this package arrived from Ellen - With my needle.

Can you believe this set. It came with the two boxes, the lining material, ruler/thread holder and some thread wax (ok I'll be honest I have never used thread wax, not sure how or why). I am going to have to think about getting some pretty linen and move this up on the list of things to do.

A big THANK YOU to these 3 generous ladies. What a week this has been.

I did manage to sew my tote bag with my "Needlework School". It is a large size tote to fit a piece that would be on scroll bars. I use to put them in a pillow case if I took them somewhere.
On the inside on both sides I sewed in some pockets about 7 inches deep. The whole bag is about 18 x20 inches.

Well that's about it for now. I will next tell you what this city girl did to feel a little more country.
Don't forget to enter my give away just one post down.

Always keep love in your stitches,


natalyK said...

Wonderful Wins!! I love your tote bag! I bet you can put lots of WIPs in there.

Denise said...

Wow - what luck! You've gotten some wonderful stash! Go you.

And your bag is gorgeous!

(hey, posted that recipe you asked about)

Catherine said...

What fantastic goodies!! And your bag is so pretty! Enjoy them all!

Ranae said...

Wonderful, generous packages you received.
I love your tote, that is one awesome finish

Jennifer M. said...

Wow how exciting! It must have felt like Christmas at your house this week. You received some beautiful items from those ladies. Lucky You Congrats!

I love your tote bag. It came out wonderful and so perfect for bigger projects.

Enjoy your weekend. :)

Jen in Miami

Deborah said...

Beautiful. tote bag! You did a great job. Congrats on the wins.

Theresa said...

Wow!! Those are some wonderful gifts you received there!!!! So nice~~~~

Love your tote bag finish!!! It would be perfect for carrying your project around.

Mouse said...

ohhh wowowo those are FAB ... love everything about this post and thread wax is conditioning threads mainly used on metallics if you do run your threads through this make sure you use it on the metallics on the whole piece otherwise it will show up ..... hope this helps love mouse xxx

gracie said...

Very nice the tote bag too

Lesleyanne said...

Wow you've won some really gorgeous things. Your tote bag is great.

Carol said...

What a wonderful mail week you had, Teresa!! Enjoy all those goodies :)

Your little tote is darling--beautifully stitched AND finished!

Anne said...

What lovely gifts you received!! Love that pattern from Needleworker's. It's so sweet with all the little spools! Barbara's gifts are beautiful and I like how its in black and pink!! That biscornu is perfect. I really like your choice of fabric for Needlework School. What a great tote to have for your scroll bars! Your sewing is perfect!