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Friday, July 23, 2010

All I can say is "Wow~~"

As I TORE into the box yesterday afternoon after a LONNGG day in my classroom, these lovelies were smiling back at me.......oh boy! I was thinking.........

And those cute tied up packages turned into this AWESOME display of winnings from Jan of Tree of Life Samplings!!! My giveaway had arrived.....And, let me just say I was absolutely BLOWN AWAY at all the goodies I had received!!!!!!!!! Let me see...Vera Bradley, Kelmscott needle minder, Thread winder and Putford scissors, Stone and Thread darling red star buttons, Picture this Plus linen in "Heather" and "Lupine" (beautiful hand dyed 36 ct linen), 9 gorgeous npi silks and 8 luscious Belle Soie silks...Its a wonder I didn't pass out!!...I think my throat might be a little sore from squealling though................. I cannot thank you enough Jan for this most generous giveaway package.........I truly LOVE every single thing you put in it!!

And, if you have never taken a look at her Tree of Life Samplings designs, you really should go take a look! Her sampler designs are absolutely stunning!





Then I went to pull some fabric for my latest finish......The Sparrow's Song by The Goode Huswife............And, what I saw made me stop and say....Did Moda make this "Red Bird in the Bowers" for my piece?? Amazing that those birds and vines look so much like the cross stitch design....Don't you agree the colors couldn't be better??????



The Sparrow's Song
The Goode Huswife
Finally, I ran across yet another WIP in my basket that is over half done..... I guess I am in a nesting mood....This Threads of Gold design called "1738 Scottish Sampler" was just laying there...Where I had put it a good while ago....So, I need to go ahead and finish this one next...I love the rich colors....so I will keep you posted....


(sorry for the wrinkles...)

Here's hoping everyone has a great weekend and try to stay cool.....Hotter than you know what here in the Carolinas as it is most everywhere right now.............
I have truly been smiled upon lately and I hope I can pass that smile on to others!! Faye



40 comments:

Denise said...

Congrats on your win and beautiful stitchy items. Have fun with them! And the fabric is a perfect fit for Huswife.

Smiles - Denise

Paulette said...

You deserve everything! Congratulations!

Paulette

BrendaS said...

What a wonderful package to receive. You sure got some great goodies!

The fabric you picked out is perfect! Can't wait to see it finished.

Thanks for sharing.

Mary said...

Congrats on your win Faye! Jan was very generous with such beautiful things!! Your sparrow just "waited" for just the right look...the fabric couldn't be more perfect for it. Can't wait to see it finished. Your sampler looks like it doesn't need much more stitching....it's lovely! I have a few wip and can't remember WHY they were put aside because they too, are almost finished. (Just itchy to start something new, I guess!)
Hope you have a quiet "cool" weekend :)
Hugs....Mary

Marjorie said...

Congrats Faye, what an awesome prize! I love your Goode Huswife...you're inspiring me to pull mine out and get started (like I don't have anything on the go already).

Jackie said...

Congratulations! That is a lovely bundle of goodies.

You found the absolutely perfect fabric for The Sparrows Song. It's a beautiful piece!

Your Scottish Sampler is just wonderful too. I always love seeing your projects - it's always very inspiring!

Jennifer said...

Your finish is beautiful!
And I think I would pass out to get gifts like that. They would have to call the EMT's for sure! Wow! You are so lucky.

Jennifer

Berit said...

Beautiful Finish and UFO! Well, now it's a WiP. :D

What a lovely package--you deserve it, so enjoy!

P.S. Aren't Putfords darling?

JOLENE said...

What an awesome mail day!!! Lucky you....and what perfect fabric for a perfect finish on Sparrow's Song. Love your Scottish sampler, too. Have a wonderful day! Smiles....

Karen said...

WOW! another great giveaway winning for you! And that fabric is perfect. don't you just love when you find it in your stash and it is the most perfect match. :)

Hazel said...

Beautiful package! Wonderful sampler too. x

Meadows08 said...

Wow wow wow!!! Gorgeous!

valerie said...

Wow, congrats on your win! Everything looks beautiful! Wonderful finish of Sparrow's Song. I'm so happy to see you finished it. I'll look forward to your progress on the Scottish Sampler.

Deborah said...

Congrats on the win. All I can say is, that was a great giveaway!! Sparrow's song is beautiful.

Teresa S. said...

Wow, Faye! Congratulations on all your goodies! You are on a winning streak-better go buy a lottery ticket!

Margaret said...

Oh you lucky you! Love your prize winnings! But then I won Jan's other giveaway for one of her designs with the fabric and fibers to stitch it up! Yay! Love how that fabric goes with your Sparrow's Song -- both gorgeous! And love your Scottish Sampler too -- so pretty!

Littlebit said...

OH, you are so lucky! What a GREAT package of goodies, and you are so deserving. How fun! Love the Sparrow's Song..gorgeous!

Carol said...

I thought I could hear your cries of joy all the way up here in Pennsylvania when you opened that box, Faye! Wow--amazing gift! Have fun with it :)

I just love Sparrow's Song and agree--that fabric was absolutely made for it!

Have a wonderful weekend :)

Bekca said...

Congratulation on recieving such a beautiful gift and on a great finish. Have a lovely weekend.

Karen said...

You need to go buy a lottery ticket!!!!! Great new stash. I love your Sparrow's Song and the fabric is perfect. Can't wait to see how you finish it.

Stay cool.....

Jules said...

Congrats on the wonderful win!!!

Your finishes/WIPs look great.

Amy said...

Oh what a WONDERFUL pkg. Faye - how about sending me some of that good luck - I never win anything!
And I really, really need a cut of that fabric - where on earth did you find it?

Myra said...

Congratulations Faye, you deserve every one of those goodies. Sparrow's Song is gorgeous and the fabric is perfect.

I melted on my way home from work today. ;o)

Yvonne..... said...

What a terrific package to get in the mail and I'm loving the Sparrow's Song piece! Glad you got that out of the basket to finish!

Moreen said...

What lovely gifts you recieved I can imagine how thrilled you must be.
I love your Sparrow's Song and that fabric is a perfect match.

Katrina said...

What a gorgeous gift!!! And your finish is too cute, the fabric is perfect.

Joy said...

What a nice package to come home too...you are a lucky lady! The fabric is perfect for Sparrow's Song...can't wait to see your finish. Enjoy the weekend!

Sherry said...

Congratulations on the great package! What fun that must have been to open. I love your WIPS. The colors are just perfect for each.

Valerie said...

What a beautiful and thoughtful package, Faye. Don't we live in a wonderful blogging community?

Sparrows Song is gorgeous...congrats on the finish!

I love the Scottish Sammpler. Looks like you are not far from a finish on that one, either! I look forward to progress pics! Keep cool!

staci said...

What fun to have such a fabulous surprise awaiting you at home! I can't think of anyone more deserving either...enjoy!

Beautiful stitching as always!!!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Wonderful winnings with perfect matches for your 'finish up' projects! You deserve 'em all!!

Jeanne said...

What a great package Faye - you deserve it so enjoy it. Isn't it just so much fun receiving stitching goodies in the mail?! Love the Sparrow finish and you scored on the matching fabric too - love it when a plan comes together LOL. Stay cool if you can!

Brigitte said...

Oh Faye, The Sparrow's Song is finished, and it is looking so beautiful. The fabric you found for it is just like made for it.
You were a lucky girl lately. Enjoy your wonderful goodies from Jen and Jolene.

Carolyn NC said...

Congrats on your lovely win! Wonderful stitching, too. :)

MyLifesAStitch said...

"Score!!!!" on the win from Jan! That is a fantastic package. Wonderful finish (and yes, that fabric looks like it was made for that project), and love the WIP, too!

Kajsa said...

Wonderful giveaway you got there.

Jan said...

I loved sending you this, Faye! You are very much deserving, just like so many have already said! Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog, you bless me every time! Enjoy the goodies!!

OH and that fabbie is perfect for Sparrow's Song, love the design and can't wait to see your finish of it!! Have a great week, Faye..hugs!!

FIONA said...

What a fantastic package of goodies! You lucky lucky girl! Jan has really spoilt you hasn't she? Someone once said this was such a giving caring community and I agree wholeheartedly!

Cindy F. said...

Most wonderful prize package!! Congrats Faye!
and I LOVE your wips! Beautiful designs and colors!
I'm behind, as usual, but I also just saw your amazing scissor keep! Absolutely gorgeous!!

Patty C. said...

Congrats on your win - The wip is looking lovely - you need to finish !

Take care