Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Package in the mail

Post #480 - 19 days until my blogoversary - over 100 followers
19 days until I pull 2 names for my 3-100-500 giveaway - if you haven't entered, please click on this link to go to the post where you need to leave a comment.

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Do you remember me telling you that I won a doorprize from the Online Needlework Show in October? I received my package from Whispered by the Wind yesterday and not only was the pattern I chose in the envelope but Mari added in a couple of other things. Here is what I received in the mail...
I opened up the envelope and found three patterns - the first was the one I had chosen called:
Recipe for a Snowman
Mari McDonald - Whispered by the Wind

Recipe for a Snowman is the one I entered into the doorprize with - for you had email the pattern you would love to have if you would win the door prize. In addition to my choice, I also received a pattern for a bookmark as well as this pattern -

Christmas Flower
Mari McDonald - Whispered by the Wind
Isn't it beautiful - Christmas Flower. Rich red, green and gold. Isn't that a perfect Christmas color combination? Well, of course I am antsy to start one of these...however there are a few things that I need to finish...

In fact, I just need to pick up a needle and thread again. Ever since I got the iPad for my birthday and got the app for a game called "My Town 2", my hands have been void of a needle. "My Town 2" is basically like the Farmville game on facebook that many people were hooked on a few years ago, but you build residental neighborhoods and businesses trying to grow your town. First I got it, then as soon as both my boys saw what I was playing they got it...now we just have a little competition of who can build faster...sick, isn't it. The way one can get hooked on some fantasy game - addicted to having some sort of electronic device in your face constantly for entertainment. Yikes!

Hopefully tonight I will find away to put it down and pick up the needle - maybe I need some stitcher vibes from everyone out there sent to me :)

Well, that is about all I know today. I hope you have a good day today - oh, it is mid-week...I can see the weekend there on the horizon! I leave you with a few things (from http://www.livinglifefully.com/) to think about until next time, but remember:
Live, Love, Laugh and Stitch Often - Lisa

Many people have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.  ~Helen Keller

How beautiful it is to do nothing,
and then rest afterward
 ~Spanish Proverb

There is one thing we can do and the happiest people are those who do it to the limit of their ability. We can be completely present. We can be all here. We can give all our attention to the opportunity before us. ~Mark van Doren

5 comments:

Penny said...

Recipe for a Snowman is so cute ~ I love snowmen. :) That's always nice when they add a little extra something to your package. Sending you lots of stitching vibes! :)

Stitchinowl said...

It's always fun to get stitchy mail and even better if there is a surprise included in the package. The Recipe for a Snowman pattern just makes me smile. It looks like a fun stitch.
Carolyn

Nancy said...

Your prize is beautiful. I love the Poinsettia. Maybe you need to build a LNS on your game and hold a STITCH IN so you can take several hours and really pick up your needle. Hahahaha Hope to see some progress soon. Happy Stitching!!

cucki said...

i love snowman too..recipe of snowman is so sweet..it is look like a fun stitching..
happy stitching dear xxxx

Mangogirl said...

And that's why I don't hop onto facebook anymore! I only hopped on to play games and they all get to the point I was asking my friend for help every two seconds.

What a lovely stash to get in the mail.