First, back in July I won a contest (imagine that, *I* won something!!) on Simone's blog. I received 2 patterns from Loft Creations right away (the Oak Park & Haliee bags - they're great btw - highly recommend them both!!) and also a charm pack that Simone had to mail to me. And look at those little shoes and the "Love" tag she included - Simone is from the Netherlands and I love to get something so adorable from another country, don't you??? Thank you again Simone, you are very kind! :-)
Back in June (I think), I signed up for a PIF with Terry at Terry's Treasures - and it just came!! When I opened the pkg, this is what I saw....!
And this is what was inside of the fat quarter "wrapping" - what a lovely Table Topper!
She also sent along a handful of DMC floss too - thank you again Terry - everything is just wonderful!!! :-)
And now I need to host my own PIF..... if you would like to receive "A Squishy PIF" (as Terry put it!), here is how it works: I need 3 great bloggers that would like to get a handmade gift from me in the next year. Then you will pass along the PIF to 3 people & it should continue on. I'm going to be extra busy for the next several months, so please allow some time for me to get something made for you. If you're interested, please leave a comment to this post only. If you don't have your email listed in your blog profile, then you must leave a way for me to contact you. If I have more than 3 people interested, I will draw names on Sunday evening & let the 3 PIF participants know that they are going to be getting a little "gift" in the mail sometime in the future! :-)
And last but not least, I wanted to share some pincushions that my friend Judy made and showed me last Saturday. Judy & her sister Donna came and helped me with some things for the stitching retreat in that's coming up in Myrtle Beach - woohoo - can't wait! :-) Anyway, after seeing/hearing me talk about the AccuQuilt GO! Baby cutter, Judy decided she needed one and smart lady that she is, she bought some wool felt & made these - aren't they cute?
Love them all, but the heart has to be my favorite! :-) I'll see Judy again soon, she's coming back for another visit! Looking forward to it Judy, and say hello to Donna for me!!
I went back to the eye doctor today... my second home this year (I really need my own parking place, seriously) and I have a new pair of Rx readers for stitching. I have mono vision now - near sighted in one eye, far sighted in the other. I'm not having anything done to the other eye - not for years & years unless I start to lose my vision totally, so I will have to learn to live with it. Problem is, according to the doc, that it's HARD to fit glasses unless I wear a contact in one eye. UGH! So he said we'd start with the readers & see how they do and if I can get used to them, then we'll go from there. I've already spent far more than I can stand to think about with all of this "eye stuff" & he's trying to "help" I know, but it's SO frustrating. Anyway, I'm getting ready to go turn on an audio book on my iPad & put those readers on & see if I can stand to wear them. My sister was here earlier & she put them on for about 10 secs & was instantly sick at her stomach. That's what usually happens to me too.... so we'll see! I SO want to be able to see to stitch & sew again.... so cross your fingers for me, will you? I am so far behind with my stitching it's not even remotely funny and I MISS IT! I hope they will be okay....
And if you will, please keep my sister in your prayers. She just turned 39 this week & her birthday "gift" was being told she is testing positive for RA. :-( She's waiting to get an appointment with a rheumatologist now. I pray that the test was a false positive, but they did do it twice. :-(
Thanks for stopping by - I'll have more to show you VERY, VERY soon!! Happy stitching & sewing...