Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Whew - I'm Back!

After a very frustrating time of trying to resolve the issues on my home network - I think it is all finally working!

I haven't forgotten my giveaways - I'll hopefully post about that tomorrow.

First, some overdue acknowledgements:
I was thrilled to win Day 9 of the 13 Days of Halloween Giveaway over on Missy's blog. Her presentation was charming:

And look at all the goodies! Can you see the bat stickpin in the second photo? Mega cute!

Thank-you, Missy. I love it all!

Then, I was lucky enough to win a copy of Simon's Cat from Daffycat. Besides being beautifully wrapped in the ladybug paper you see in the photo, she included a heart charm - I have a project in mind for it! Sharon, thanks a million - I'll let you know what the grands think of the book - I know I'll enjoy it.

Monique received the Needle Book that I stitched for her for the Tiny Treasures Needle Book Exchange, so I can post a picture of that.

The design was a freebie months ago on Danybrod's site - I thought it adorable.

Here's a before photo of the EMS Rose Sampler SAL that I stopped working on last year:

And an update tonight of the progress I've made over the last ten days or so:

I'm stitching this in hand - and so it looks fantastically wrinkled right now! This is one of the projects in the basket by my comfy chair that I want to finish before the end of the year.

And last, but not least - my TUSAL update:

Better late than never! I am having to push down on the orts as I place them in the jar, but I think it will last until the end of the year (I hope!).

I have a gazillion blog posts to catch up with, and mega-dozens of emails, so that will be all for tonight.

Thank-you for visiting my blog today.

ETA: Blogger is driving me crazy with the way it handles photos - and it's a very short trip!


Annie said...

Congrats on all your winnings.

That needlebook is so perfectly finished. I love it.

And yea! Almost done with the EMS sampler. Quite a accomplishment.

Daffycat said...

I'm pleased the book arrived. I hope you and your "grands" enjoy it!

You are an ORT collector after my own heart. I'll be so sad when my current jar is to full to stuff any more in.

Karen said...

What great tokens you received! Love your stitching and your progress this month on your TUSAL.

Myra said...

Congratulations! Great prizes you won. Your needlebook is beautiful - lucky Monique. You are going to be finished with the rose sampler in no time, it is lovely.

Meari said...

What a great needlebook you made! Congrats on your wins.