I have managed to get some stitching in this week. Thank goodness for my stitching groups. I get a lot done there. I did the the March cottage by CCN.
It was a quick fun stitch. I did one of the windows in yellow because I like to think that someone is stitching or reading. Goofy, I know. I started the March word play. I love each one of these designs.
I have been the lucky recipient of some giveaways. Last week I received this design from Kathy Ellen from Stitcher's Heirlooms. Kathy and I met at the first New England Retreat. We have become stitchy friends. Kathy's stitching is lovely. Thanks for the great design Kathy.
This is what I received from Nicola of Stitching by a Cornish Sea Shore. If you haven't visited her blog yet, you must! Her stitching is beautiful and her photos of where she lives, the birds and her sweet dogs are stunning. I received the beautiful pattern and so much more. She included 4 fat quaters of fabric, trims and the most beautiful buttons. Least I forget, one of her bird photos. Thank you so much Nicola! You can click on any of the photos for a larger view.
Today in the mail came another wonderful package from Barbara of To Stitch or Not To Stitch. Another wonderful stitcher with a great blog. Barbara's stitching and finishing is stunning. I received the most wonderful sachet filled with walnut shells and lavender. The smell is fabulous. As you can see, she finished it beautifully with beads and a double bow. The candy is already gone. I couldn't help myself. Everything was Valentine related . The floss is either named chocolate names or pinks. Pink beads and little hearts. A very cute tea towel, pen and a wonderful piece of fabric called chocolate raspberry. Thanks Barbara for the early Valentine goodies. I love them all. Thanks for sticking with this rather long post. Cheryl and I have been shopping and I will share some of the goodies I picked up on my next post. Thanks for taking the time to read and comment on my blog. It means the world to me. Until next time.....Happy Stitching! Deborah