First off, I would like to thank each and every one of you who has commented and/or emailed me about my project pouches.....WOW~~ I am truly humbled and inspired that so many of you take the time to follow me and shower me with these compliments...I appreciate it and lifts me so!
One of the most often asked questions, was "Where do you find the zipper pulls??"...Well, the little charms were found at the Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe...Nancy had them shown on her right hand side bar and I took a look...She has it set up where you can buy individually and by the set. Once I found what I liked, I just emailed her direct... The bird zipper pull actually was found at Michaels crafts...And the metal hooks I used to attach the charms were found at Hobby Lobby.
Before I announce the giveaway winner...suspense, suspense....I wanted to show you what I stitched this week.... Another that was on my list to stitch in 2012.... So here is my second completion for 2012..
Sous mon arbre
40 ct white linen
Atalie red silk thread from Marylin
This was such a fun stitch...I loved the silk thread and against the while linen, it simply pops!
Thanks again my sweet French friend......((Hugs))
Yesterday I embarked on reorganizing the garage and rather than bore you with before and after photos, I thought I would share a few of the unfound delights I ran across..... Quite a bit of the makeover involved repacking and storing many items of my dearly departed MIL, Mom, I called her...I still miss her to this day and I will admit I was reduced to tears more than once yesterday as I stood in the freezing cold garage sifting through the last of her valuables. She and one of her sisters did in fact crochet and tat some.....I ran across of box on these lovelies, and decided to pause and carefully fold each and every one filling a big basket.....
I was quite taken back when I ran across yards and yards of this hand crocheted 1,2 and 3 inch lace. Some flat lace, other ruffled...Saving this, no doubt, for upcoming wedding gifts or baby showers to use...Aunt Carrie even had done some hem-stitching on linen for napkins and pillow cases. These items I will always treasure.
I also uncovered other sentimental items such as....
Her husbands military photos...so proud to serve in WWII..
One of her ledger books..15 x 6 inch size...You don't see these anymore. But, when you are a bookkeeper for the University of North Carolina, many manual entries surely would have been documented over her 32 year career......
This old fashioned suitcase has seen many a mile...I know she said she "courted" her husband for over a year traveling back and forth by train or bus between Burlington and Chapel Hill..I bet this beat up suitcase logged many a mile..
Now wasn't that better than seeing my neatly stacked shelves and spit-shine clean garage floors? I must admit, I am SO happy to have that 7 hour project checked off on my to-do list!!!
Now for the giveaway winner..or winners I should say....With 178 comments and 27 email requests to enter, I couldn't giveaway just one little project pouch....so, I decided to pull 2 names for goodies...
Giveawy of the red project pouch with a few goodies inside will be...
Carol of Sampler Farm
Giveaway of another pouch with a few goodies inside will be...
Way to go ladies...If you could email me with your mailing address, I will be mailing out your goodies this coming week..........
If you are still reading, thanks for hanging on for todays ride....I want to end by saying as we all strive to live in harmony amongst each other and as we all approach our day with peace in mind; be mindful and caring that we are all equals in every way. Instead of pointing a finger, hold out a hand.