Sincere Thanks ~ To Mary Kathryn of The Stitching Room blog for the skein of Belle Soie *Marigold* which I didn't even know I'd won over at her blog.
Sincere Thanks ~ To Edgar of Blacksheep's bit of the Web who gifted me a skein of *Moss* Belle Soie. I've never seen this floss in person, it's sooo soft, I'm very grateful to each of you:) And don't you all agree two is better than one ~ LOL!
Sincere Thanks ~ to Marjorie M. over at 123 who RAK'd me with a small fallish chart from a 1997 magazine that I've been searching for a very looooong time, WOW! Marjorie, if you see this will you please email me so I can locate your blog or can someone plz send me a link if they know her blog?
Sincere Thanks ~ to Cathy at Cath's Pennies Designs for her wonderful wool Festive Snowman candle mat which I won on her blog during her Christmas in July giveaway, yes ~ I'm still shocked. Her finish is truly a work of fiber art. Cath's own design, all wool and quite heavy, each stitch expertly crafted, it's really more beautiful than a camera can capture, have a peek at Cath's lovely stitches! Missy, Stephanie and Carol ~ you girls ROCK xoxo ~ sweet thx for mentioning me over at Cath's blog and allowing me to enter her generous giveaway!
WOOLLY ~ I've been doing a little wool work, more collecting of delicious overdyed/mottled wools, lookie here, this is about a month of stashing, with more to come.
WHAT NOTS ~ As a diversion from my La D Da WIP, I whipped up these sweet woolly pinkeep pillows to experiment with templates, applique technique and well... just because, you know how it is:) They're not perfect, but made by me...
MEXICAN SUNFLOWER ~ This was gonna be a pinkeep, but since it turned out kinda nice (my free hand design), so it's joining some other prim chair pillows.
CDB ~ We saw Charlie Daniels last week, wow ~ at 73 he still puts on a great show! Nasty heavy rain storm, but we really wanted to see Charlie before he couldn't tour anymore, so glad we tuffed it out:)
THRIFTY ~ Now I ask ~ for the grand price of $2.00 ~ who of us would leave behind this great mantle clock at the thrift store? I knew I'd have to find a perfect place for it, even keeps perfect time!
KNOT THIS ~ Look... came off the DMC skein like this! Anyone ever seen this before?
DOOR BUSTER ~ Ott Lites on sale at Jo-Ann's this week, huge savings on this new model floor lamp called Hyde Park, orig. price $149.99, on sale half off $74.99, so you know I had to bust down their door first thing Sunday morning ~ LOL. It's perfect for our post & beam decor and much brighter than my first Ott Lite, happy~happy!
HE-MAN ~ This past weekend my He-Man came in from a long day in the woods taking down trees, and was greeted with these! Nutella ~ good on everything, real good! I'll be making these more often and switching around the fillings and toppings from sweet to savory.
A CRAPPY DAY ~ Today I flushed $75. down the toilet... There I am first thing this morning, huge office building for an appointment, had to tinkle, as I turned around, reached for and leaned on the handle to flush, my key chain slipped from my pants pocket, into the bowl and down the shoot, while the super flush suction thingy is sucking like the vortex of a major twister ~ bye-bye keys and ~sob ~ Jeep fob. No time to even try to reach into the bowl, I mean they were G O N E! Good thing for spare car key in wallet. When the nice mechanic at the dealer replaced the fob this afternoon, he said it was the crappiest thing he'd ever heard ~ LOL!
A H H H H ~ My day was all around pretty sad, so this is where I'm headed right now, my favorite summer sheets, laden with extra wide embroidered trim, all fancy schmancey, hard to find sheets like these ~ just love 'em...
Whew, if you're still reading, you must be exhausted and yawning, I thank you for indulging and nighty-night...