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Saturday, August 28, 2010

A wonderful gift and a little more fall stitching

Today, when Sammi and I went to the mail box we found these lovely gifts from Cathey (Pumpkin). I was the lucky winner of her giveaway. Everything was beautifully wrapped with the cutest kitty and dog stickers.
This is what was in all those packages. Wonderful Mary Englebright fabric and magnet, a number of Nova Scotia cards and magnet, floss, needles, a wonderful pink skein of silk floss, Mill Hill treasures, a pink courage ribbon and a beautifully stitched pinkeep! The pinkeep is very special. It's design is by PS for breast cancer. It will have a special place in my home.

Gorgeous, isn't it?

I have left Halloween and have moved onto Thanksgiving, which is truly my favorite holiday. This design is by Blue Ribbon Designs. The fabric is 32 ct Exampler by LSL using Belle Soie silks. I have added afew colors to the design. I will post about that later. I apologize for the poor picture. It's late and lighting could be better.

I want to first thank Cathey again for the wonderful gifts and I also want to thank everyone for the great comments. They mean alot. Have good few days and Happy Stitching.

22 comments:

Heidi said...

You are only the second person I know who says that Thanksgiving is her favorite holiday. The piece you are stitching is fabulous! You are such a fast stitcher.

Congratulations of the giveaway and the pinkeep is so pretty.

Hugs from Holland ~
Heidi

chris_stitch said...

Your Thanksgiving sampler is coming along beautifully. Such rich colors. I love fall, October and November. The colors are so beautiful. Most of my career has been in retail so Thanksgiving and Christmas were very busy times with no time off. Now I have a job that has that time off :) I am looking forward to enjoying those holidays more. I will have more stitching time anyway!

Myra said...

What a wonderful package from Cathey. The pinkeep is so pretty. Your start on the Thanksgiving piece looks great - I love those autumn colors.

Dee said...

Cathey's pin keep is beautiful. I love your Thanksgiving piece too.

Thanksgiving truly is a wonderful holiday and so far, the world hasn't been able to commercialize it too badly.

Ahhhhhhhh...a holiday dedicated to food and thankfulness. What could be bad about that?

Annie said...

What a great gift package. Cathey was very generous!

The sampler is looking lovely. Belinda's design is so perfect for the season.

Karen said...

What a great package! Love your new WIP too.

Catherine said...

What lovely goodies! That pinkeep is precious. Love the BRD!!

Carol said...

Cathey did such a beautiful job on her pinkeep--and what a wonderful cause...

I love Thanksgiving, too (except when it's my turn to host it for 25 of us!!). It is just such a fun time with family as the focus. Your piece is so pretty, Deborah--look forward to seeing your progress.

DonnaTN said...

The giveaway is chock full of great stuff, especially the pinkeep. Love the BBD Thanksgiving piece!

Theresa said...

Wow~ You have received some wonderful things from Cathy~~~ that pinkeep is gorgeous!!!!

Love your WIP!!!! It is coming along nicely~~

Lesleyanne said...

What a lovely gift you received. Your stitching is gorgeous.

Pumpkin said...

I'm so glad that you received it and have been enjoying it all :o) I thought it might be fun to send you some things from NS.

Your sampler is beautiful! I've never heard someone say that Thanksgiving was their favorite holiday. That's nice :o)

Farmhouse prims said...

Your samplers are awesome, admire your wonderful Talent!!!

Stray Stitches said...

What a fantast collection in the gifts from Cathey. Thanksgiving is also my favorite holiday. Time with family and not all of the hustle and bustle of Christmas! Plus I love the colors for that time of year. Your stitching is beautiful!

Brigitte said...

You're a lucky girl having won this great givaway. Enjoy all the goodies.
Your thanksgiving stitching looks already so great.

Linda said...

Great give away you received...I love all of Fall...decorating the house inside and out is my favorite time of year! I love all your Halloween stitcheries you have been making and the Thanksgiving one is looking nice too! Have a great day!!

Margaret said...

Wonderful prize! And I love your Thanksgiving stitching!

Siobhan said...

What a great package! She really did it up nicely. Love the stitching! I have yet to do stitching for Thanksgiving--I really need to do that!

Lois said...

Thanks for the lovely comment when you dropped by my blog! What a lovely piece you're stitching for Thanksgiving. Love the colours! What great goodies to receive - congrats on winning the giveaway!

nima said...

wow..your thanks giving sampler progress looks lovely...beautiful pinkeep finish too.

Sally said...

What a wonderful giveaway you won. The pinkeep is so pretty.

Lovely progress on your thanksgiving sampler.

Suzanne said...

Lovely package you received and the pinkeep is great. Nice Thanksgiving stitching.