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Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Bad Blogger.

Apologies for my absence , I am not feeling the groove at the moment .

I had a very stressful week at the beginning of this month . I posted of a package to Love Quilts , and it decided to go missing along the way . It had five squares in , and two of them had deadlines for the end of this month , so I was faced with the possibility of having to re-stitch three squares in a very short space of time . Not a prospect I was looking forward to .
 Fortunately, they did turn up , but were held to ransom as the stamp/postage label had somehow become separated from the envelope.After a week of waiting , I didn't know whether to laugh or cry. It took me a while to come down and my stitching and blogging mojo are still not at 100 % .

 Added to that , my W key has come adrift , which makes typing a little difficult ,lol. It's amazing how often you need to press W.

Anyway , on to good things. I managed to finish another a/c square for LQUK , which was in the envelope . Quite pleased with this one.

And , I was a very lucky winner of a give away that Lisa was having , and what a gorgeous package of goodies I received.
  The lovely gifts were all parcelled up in this gorgeous fabric and ribbon , but I was too eager to see what was inside to remember to take  before picture.

                                           Amazing fabric , can't wait to find suitable projects .
                                            Floss winders and stitch bows , beads and pretties.
      Lovely threads , Christmassy DMC colours and some WDW and GAST and a spool of Kreinik .
                                     Yummy choccy which is being savoured a little bit at a time.

Fantastic charts , just to my taste .

And , last but definitely not least , the most gorgeous fob . These pictures do not do it justice , it is absolutely beautiful .
 Lisa , Thank you again so much , I love everything and can't wait to use it .

I also placed a small (yeah right , who am I kidding ?) order with Katz X Stitch with some of  my Christmas money . Stocked up on some DMC and some fabric and bobbins .

Just before Christmas , a lady offered some DMC threads on the LQ facebook page as a donation , so myself and one of the other members  said we'd pay a donation to LQ for the threads ,as usually the cash is more useful with people using their own stash to stitch the squares.
 Anyway , I received 150 skeins of DMC . They are old as have the paper tabs on , and some of them are very grubby,but I'm sure they will come in useful .  So , I have been very busy winding nearly 200 skeins of floss onto bobbins . not got a pic at the moment ,so will show that next time .

 Well, think that's all for now. Off to hopefully get some stitches in .
Thanks for dropping by ,


Mii Stitch said...

It's a lovely post with some fabulous goodies & a HUGE stock of DMC!!! Have fun :)

Julie said...

Postal services do cause lots of stress and not just the amount it costs, I'm so pleased yours finally arrived.

WOW ... stash heaven, what a great parcel you received.

Just look at all that DMC thread, I have this vision of you throwing it up in the air above your head and being covered in thread, you know like in films when you win lots of lovely cash and just can't believe it.

Barb said...

Good to see a post from you Cath, Oh lor what problems you have had ,but lots of goodies too. Hopefully the rest of the year will be good for you and I must thankyou for the magnet you sent in my Christmas card. A sheep no less. Love the bird scissor fob and the beads for the berries. Enjoy all that thread and the stitching you will be doing.

Lesleyanne said...

The waiting must have been very worrying for you. I am so pleased it turned up. Lovely stitching of Ironman. Great new stash.

stitchersanon said...

Oh don't get me started on the post: it is ridiculous and if the PO had franked your parcel properly, some of the marks should have still shown even if the stamp was lost.

I love your new stash: what a wonderful surprise...all very beautiful. DMC washes so the old threads should be fine. I hope you feel better soon and find your mojo again.

Barb said...

What a pain for you!!! I do love your little finish and the gift is terrific!

Christine said...

Iron Man is fab. Glad your parcel arrived eventually, things disappearing in the post seems to be a much more regular occurrence these days.
What a wonderful gift you received

Mouse said...

eeekkk glad they arrived safely .... you know if you need something stitching up quick .. give me a yell ... will suffer aida for a good cause ..lol
gorgeous goodies and think you are going to be covered for any colour for a wee while ..lol
and the wee fob is gorgeous :) love mouse xxxxxx

Dani - tkdchick said...

I'm glad your squares made it safely and your Ironman block looks good.

♥ Nia said...

Ohhh my! No fun, no fun at all! Sorry to hear about the mail situation but I'm glad everything turned out ok :)
Congrats on your win!! Enjoy your new stash :D

Bekca said...

Wow! That's a huge haul of DMCs! I'm sure you'll put them to good use Cath :) I love your latest Iron Man square, such a great design. I hope you enjoy all of your giveaway goodies :)
Best wishes.

Melanie said...

Wrapping 200 skeins of floss. Oh no. That sounds like a nightmare to me. lol. Good luck with it!! :)

I'm so glad your package eventually showed up. I would have been so bummed too.

Bernadett Rauski said...

Lovely project and beautiful gifts!!!:)