Like I said I’m a very lucky girl. The universe has been repaying me via the “stitcherhood”. Packages full of wonderful things keep arriving.
Valerie sent me an extra special box full of goodies because I passed along an old floor stand of mine that was just taking up space in my attic.
My favorite colors! And what was inside wasn’t half bad either! lol
That scarf came out of the wrapping and went directly onto my neck. I took it off for pictures. 🙂 Hand knit by Valerie herself, the yarn is ultra wonderful – so soft and fluffy, but a little weight to it so you know it’s there. And well the color – perfection. Two! charts from my wishlist. The Santa one was kinda evil because I want to start it now!!! If I’m a good girl and get my obligations done I’m going to start that sometime in December. Something Wicked, well that’s me. 5, count ’em 5 skeins of silk (very useful NPI colors, I know I’ve got charts that’ll use these) and a Silk ‘n Colors off my wishlist too. Two little stickie pads with a W, but look now they’re a M & W. Stand back – my SMRT is rather brilliant. lol And a sweet smelling little candle that made my kitchen smell wonderful until…. Did you know you shouldn’t put TIN candles on those electric candle warmers? *snort* I’ll be cleaning my warmer today. Thank you Valerie very much!!!
Moms sent me the new Mirabilia Christmas. Her, I & about 10 other stitchers are the only ones who like this so it worked out ok. Maybe I’ll even have it stitched for Christmas. 2010 or 2011. Maybe. 😉
In person the colors are great. And it also uses approx 836 beads in a 5 x7 space. So yeah, I like it.
She also sent me an email with the enlargement of the picture that inspired me to stitch Winter Rose (one of these days the typo is going to get past me and it’ll be Wiener Rose).
Isn’t it fabulous? My Aunt Lorraine is one the left & my Grandma Dorothy is on the right. The picture was taken in 1938 – it’s just so Christmas Story! But I think you can see why I thought Winter Rose. And speaking of which, I did make a little progress on her. I haven’t worked on her nearly enough this week. I’ll need to make some major head way this weekend.