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Thursday, February 9, 2012

A Few Good Things!

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

52 comments:

Linda said...

Great stitching and congrats on the wins.

Linda

Lesleyanne said...

Gorgeous stitching. Congrats on the wins - they are beautiful.

Ruth said...

Love the March cottage and March wordplay and well done on the prizes, all are beautiful.

Michelle said...

COngratulations on your well deserved prizes - wonderful xx

Cleejoow said...

look at all those goodies :) you're very lucky with all that fabulous new stash :)

And This Little Pig said...

Love the 'yellow' window idea. Lucky girl with your giveaway wins.
LiBBiE in Oz

Sarah said...

Gorgeous stitching - love your light in the window. Yummy winnings!

butterfly said...

Congratulations , some lovely gifts, your stitching is beautiful. Give Kathy my love when you see her again she is one lovely lady.

Ellen said...

Your stitchings are gorgeous! Love the monthly Word Play! Congrats on the wins!

Hugs,

Mouse said...

ooooo lovely eye candy from start to finish as some one as eaten the proper stuff.... without sharing sheesh ...lol
love the window change ... that's something I do too ..lol :) love mouse xxxxx

Margaret said...

I love your stitching! The light in the window is a clever touch! You've been lucky with winnings recently! Great prizes!

pam said...

The work play is looking nice. aren't you the lucky girl.Fun treats!

Chris said...

Not a few good things, A lot of good things! What lovely gifts in the mail.
Your stitching is looking great. I usually don't get much stitched at my stitching group. I don not stitch well with others! LOL :)

Shirlee said...

Great goodies in your packages! I really like how you made one of the windows in the cottage yellow as if someone was sitting in there stitching or reading! Blessings, Shirlee

Barbara said...

Your stitching is lovely!! You are quite welcome for the goodie box. Enjoy!
Blessings, Barbara
To Stitch or Not to Stitch

Siobhán said...

Lovely stitching! The March cottage looks great--love the light being left on in one of the rooms. :) Congratulations on the fun wins!

Pumpkin said...

You sure have been stitching! Congrats on getting March's cottage done :o)

Those are some lovely gifts you received by mail! Enjoy them :o)

Peggy Lee said...

I have really enjoyed watching the monthly designs by CCN come to life in blogland. I especially like how you left the light on in this one. So very thoughtful! I love it!!

Annie said...

Lovely stitching! And you are sure the lucky one. Lots of fun goodies to play with!

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

I need to get my March cottage stitched soon....too much going on! Yours is very lovely Deborah, I love how these are looking all together :)
I also love your word plays. I have been longing to do these too, but I haven't bought a single one yet. Are you selling your patterns? If so give me hoot :)

Nicola said...

Thank you for your kind comments in your post about my blog. I am so pleased that you like the goodies with the pattern.

Your idea about a light being on in the house is BRILLIANT.

I love your March cottage and the word play.

Beth Pearce said...

You really got some great gifties!! I love both the March Words and the March cottage. I like that you put the light on in the window!

Myra said...

Your March cottage looks great Deborah. Congratulations on all those goodies, I know you will enjoy them.

Sally said...

Your WIPs looks fantastic. I love those word plays. They are so sweet and the March one is no exception.

Congratulations on your wonderful wins!

Teresa said...

You are so good at keeping ahead, your March stitching is almost done.
Love all the goodies you received. I once won a give away from
Barbara and yes she does wonderful work.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

blueladie said...

Wonderful goodies! Love your CCN March Cottage. It's lovely and the stitchy charts you received. Sigh... those will be wonderful to stitch. TFS. :) Cathryn

Laurie in Iowa said...

Your stitching is lovely. Congrats on your giveaway win and gifts.

Vickie Niggemann said...

Lovely stitching. Neat idea with the yellow window.:) So blessed with the lovely gifts!

Bernadett said...

Wonderful things.:)

BrendaS said...

Deborah -- Both of your March pieces look great. Congratulations on your wins -- lucky you:)

Bertie said...

Your March cottage is lovely, the colors are good on the eyes :))
Wordplay is fabulous, I do love seeing these on various blogs.
Congratulations on your giveaways, treasures!!

Carol said...

Love your March stitchings, Deborah... I wasn't sure about the March Word Play, but after seeing yours, I think I'll be adding it to my shopping cart...

Great wins--time to play the lottery ?!

Nancy said...

Beautiful stitching! Congrats on all those lovely goodies!

Bekca said...

Wow, what great goodies, I hope you enjoy them all. I look forward to seeing what you bought on your latest shopping trip. Best wishes.

Christine said...

Congratulations on all your wins, they are fabulous.
Love your March Cottage and the wordplay is gorgeous

Ranae said...

Pretty stitches! I have made my windows a yellow to make it look like someone was home and not so dreary dark.
You won some fabulous things, Lucky duck! you

Blu said...

Gorgeous stitching! Your cottage looks great.
Have fun with your new goodies.

marly said...

Looks like you hit the stitcher jackpot! I need to visit those blogs, sounds like a few more to add to my viewing. I'm familiar with Barbara's and yes she does beautiful work.

Catherine said...

Love your stitches!! March wordplay looks great!
Oohhhh....what great goodies from everyone! Enjoy!

Patty C. said...

Your CCN looks great - Wonderful goodies ;)

Karoline said...

You've had some lovely Valentines finishes, congratulations

Your wips are looking gorgeous & you've received some lovely gifts

Keeper of the Crowes said...

I love that that you got creative with your March cottage!!! I'm enjoying seeing your finishes since I'm in the process of stitching the same patterns. I loved your "Pure and Pleasant" pattern so much so that I immediately contacted my LNS so that they could order one for me! I agree, Nicola has the most beautiful blog.
Linda

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

oh beautiful stitching !!!

have a good day

bisous xxx de FRANCE

Lois said...

What lovely goodies have arrived at your door lately. Great WIP's and I love the idea of the yellow window!

Melanie said...

What a great bunch of goodies!!!

Meari said...

Beautiful stitching! And what nice mail packages you received. Lucky duck!

Julie said...

Congrats on receiving such lovely goodies.
You are stitching some lovely projects.

Anne said...

Lovely goodies there from two lovely ladies!! What sweet gifts they gave to you!! That SB fob with the big bow is delightful!! Beautiful progress on your March stitching!!

Kathy Ellen said...

It is always so much fun visiting your wonderful stitching blog, Deborah, and seeing your great stitching and reading your postings.
As always, I am inspired seeing March Cottage and the March wordplay.

I am so happy that you like the sweet little pincushion design. You are one lucky woman, with so many other wonderful gifts you have received. More stitching fun ahead!

Kathy Ellen said...

It is always so much fun visiting your wonderful stitching blog, Deborah, and seeing your great stitching and reading your postings.
As always, I am inspired seeing March Cottage and the March wordplay.

I am so happy that you like the sweet little pincushion design. You are one lucky woman, with so many other wonderful gifts you have received. More stitching fun ahead!

Louise said...

Your stitchery is so beautiful!
Love your blog :)
Raggedystitches,
Louise xx

Suzanne said...

Beautiful projects you are working on. You received some great gifts.