Tuesday, 10 August 2010

New Stash & Stitching


Oh am I loving my post-man. In the past few weeks he has brought me the most wonderful packages of goodies. Let me start with this beautiful pillow that I won from a give-away that Carol was hosting. Her stitching and finishing are just beautiful, go check out her blog and see for yourself.





My second package was from my new exchange that I am doing with Cath and what wonderful new goodies I have to play with.  Cath couldn;t have chosen more perfect for me. How adorable is my stitched sheep and needlebook. I have never had a needlebook before it's just gorgeous and stitched so perfectly in my favourite colours. DD Heather thought my cow bag was sooo cute and tried to acquire it for herself but she was told paws off thats mine. Thank you so much Cath, I just love everything. 




My final package and oh wow what a bundle of joy was from my dear friend Erna. I knew she was sending me the Just Cross-stitch Ornament issue 2009 and I had told her knowing my luck it will probably arrive while I am preparing for Craigs birthday and I won;t have any time to look at it. Well the day before Craigs party I was run of my feet preparing stuff. I hadn't heard the post-man at the door and I was running through the living-room rushing to the loo Craig said oh Mum theres a parcel here for you.  I looked down and there is this lovely big package and I;m like oh my I really don;t have time to open this but it was just sitting there going Open me, open me please...By this time I'm about (don;t mean to offend anyone ) peeing my pants with excitment and off course I was on the way to the loo..lol. Decision made I grabbed it and run up-stairs. Now not a pretty site but there was me on the throne trying with all my might to open this parcel. I pulled, I tugged, tried biting the cellotape but OMG I could not get it open.  I;m talking to it, having a few choice words for Erna, it just wouldn;t budge. I had no option but to give up. Erna blamed the lady in the post office but I reckon she;s got a secret fetish for cellotape...lol.  After all the buzz of the week-end I finally got the chance with a big pair of scissors to open my package. I was so overwhelmed with all these beautiful goodies. I;ve never seen any Dutch or French magazines before and even though I don;t understand a word I really enjoy drooling over all the beautiful stuff inside them. I;ve now got some wonderful new fabric, beautiful threads and some cute buttons for my christmas stitching. Thank you so much Erna, your such a sweetie.


This was an extra cake that I had in the freezer from baking I did beginning of July. I iced it up last night and when I looked in the fridge this afternoon there were only two slices left. People were moaning the icing wasn;t as good as usual , don;t think it stopped them eating it though..lol.



This is my little snowman I have been working on. The freebie design has some love-hearts and stitched snowflakes but I think I might just use snowflake buttons on mine as I am eager to start another ornie. Happy stitching..Hugs! 

35 comments:

Edit said...

I see your postman is busy :) You have received beautiful things!! :) Your little snowman is also very cute :)

And well, I would just love to find such a cake in my fridge :)

Ranae said...

Oh! What nice things your postman brought to your door, Can I have him?? lol
Yummy cake!
Cute freebie snowman

Annie said...

You definitely have a great postman (not to mention a group of wonderful stitchy friends). And now I want cake!

I think I stitched that snowman on a card if it's the same one. These snowmen start to look alike after a while!

cuori e perline said...

wow! Elaine, you received beautiful things!!!
you are very lucky!!!!
hugs
Annamaria

Annette said...

Wow what a beautifull things you got...you lucky girl....
Yummy that pie looks so yummy...
Lovely cute snowman

Deborah said...

You did receive some wonderful things! The lavender needlebook is gorgeous. Cake looks really good.

Melanie said...

Ooooooo, I love the sheepie and needlebook!! Very very nice. :)

Jules said...

Such a great bunch of loot! I was laughing over your description of you grabbing that package and running up the stairs to the loo! LOL...

Your snowman is really cute.

Catherine said...

What great goodies! Enjoy them all - you deserve them!

carol fun said...

What wonderful goodies! Enjoy them! I was laughing so hard at your plight with the box in the bathroom that I almost peed myself too! LOL! Sorry but I've found myself in the same position too. Happy stitching.

Carol said...

Don't you love the postman's visits!? You certainly got an amazing lot of treats, Elaine! Enjoy each and every one :)

And what a cutie your snowman ornament is--love the colors in his little cap and scarf...

Stitchaholic said...

Wow! It certainly seems like you have been single handedly keeping the potie in work! :P You have some fab goodies there - I especially like the needle book. Lucky you!

You really made me laugh with your parcel opening story too - I think most of us can relate to that one... I sometimes get like that on stuff that arrives which I have ordered, so I already know what's in it... Go figure! :P

Your snowman is looking particularly cute too. Where's he from? :)

An itch to cross stitch.. said...

I love when stitchy parcels arrive too, it is so exciting to open such things! It made me smile about the loo run, don't worry I would be the same.

I love the little sheep, he is very sweet. Your snowman is gorgeous too, loving the colours in the scarf.

Coming from a chocolate lover, that cake looks very tasty. :-) I think the icing looks awesome.

Lois said...

Oh, what nice goodies you've been receiving. Got to love the postman when it brings such great packages! Love the cake - there's nothing nicer than a piece of chocolate cake!!

Giovanna said...

Great new stash! And I love that little snowman, such pretty colours!

Ingrid said...

What great goodies! I love the sheepie and needlebook ;)and the cake .....mmmm..

Bette said...

What lovely gifts. And the cake looks delicious as well.

staci said...

Oh Elaine! Mail delivery has been very exciting at your house! What wonderful treats to receive and enjoy!

PS. I don't blame you for not wanting to wait to open that parcel, lol!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Wow what fantastic gifts from your friends via the postie!

That snowman is so cute!

Erna said...

Hello darling glad you liked the cellotape :)
Love your other gifts and mister Snowman
Hugs
Er

Mylene said...

WOW! Lucky you!! Enjoy!!!

Angela P said...

Your postman brought you some lovely goodies! The cake looks yummy and the Snowman is too cute!

Sally said...

Oooh, Elaine, you received some gorgeous things! I love the sheep!

Love your snowman, so cute.

The cake looks delicious. I could just eat a slice!

♥ Nia said...

Lucky girl! :D And nice friends that you have =)
Your snowman is looking cute :)
Have a great weekend dear!! :D

Justflo said...

I wonder if your postman does weight training and fitness exercises to carry all the goodies to your house!! Not surprised you had only two pieces of cake left it looks yummy. :)

Brigitte said...

Oh, such wonderful goodies for you. Enjoy each and everything. Those magazines look so interesting, they will provide some great hours of leafing and looking and choosing.
Pretty little snowman!

Carol said...

Glad you like the little pillow.

Your potty story was a hoot and a half :)

Isadarena said...

Hello Elaine , thanks so much for stopping by my blog and write a lovely comment on it :-)
Your post is just nice and you received a lot of goodies : it must be a fabulous day for you .
Have a very nice day ,
Isa

Dee said...

That icing looks pretty tasty to me! LOL

Love the little snowman. He is ADORABLE!

Lillie said...

So many wonderful gifts, enjoy.

Siobhan said...

ROFLOL at the potty story!! What lovely gifties! I love your snowman, he is too cute. I enjoyed the slide show of Craig's birthday--it looks like he had a lot of fun!

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Raggedy Ann said...

Love your blog! :)
The stitcheries are beautiful, as are all the goodies you received..very lucky indeed :)

Have a wonderful weekend!

Raggedystitches,
Louise

Helena said...

Elaine, you received beautiful things!!!

Love your blog! :))

too_busy_to_stitch said...

Oooh, must try to divert your postman my way, lol! Lovely cake - it wouldn't last long here either!