*** Disclaimer for Pumpkin --- you might cry near the bottom of this post ***
*** And this post is picture heavy***
Okay, disclaimers out of the way - are you ready for this post? I thought, "Oh, I will show my weekly progress and what I bought last night for the stash." Then I got a package! Holy Moly!
Here's my newest start -
|I'm just way too impressed with this projects tiny size!|
What I wanted was something for my newest collection - cross stitch magazines. And because it is all of your doing that I have over 25 projects I want to do this year - I needed something different to hold my to-do items.
These folders are plastic! I can use my label maker on them and leave no muss when I feel the need to rearrange!
I had these projects in what I call scrap book boxes. My closet is full of them. By unloading my to-do box - I now can use it in some other way! Maybe for that pre-cut aida for the Mystic Stitch projects.
|The tan box on top ... that's from Marlene! |
My Christmas Puddings live in there!
We have been talking for months and she told me some day when I least expected it to expect something! Oh my goodness!
The pattern with a blue Santa at the top of the picture and the blue picture with the star post it note - these are our wins from Lyssa back in Nov-Dec. We both wanted to do each pattern and we are swapping! The blue picture at the bottom is part of her finished Snow White by LHN. I didn't want to show it all because I forgot to ask permission. Sorry, MJ!
On the right just out of sight - a birthday goody from Woody (Mary Jane's dog) to my Bridget! And pictures of Woody -
Here's Bridget enjoying her birthday gift -
|I was so impressed she actually looked into the camera.|
This brings me to the 3 wrapped items and the beautiful card. Her card made me take a deep breath and blink back tears. So, I started on the smallest wrapped goody -
The fabric and ribbon! Her note read - "Because Spring will come" Look at that fabric! The ribbon matches both of them. You can't get any more springy than this! And then the larger package - The Snowman Kit - the note read - "Because Winter won't give up yet." Oh, this will be finished before next winter and set with Snowman* by Bent Creek.
And the largest package had this note -
And I opened her pillow. And started to cry -
And cried some more. I sit here looking at this picture and the tears are threatening to fall. Sometimes the things you need/want the most -- you never knew you needed. Mary Jane may not have been here to hug me in person but she sent the next best thing! With my deepest appreciation - thank you!
It's the weekend - and my family is coming over for dinner. So, I must go prepare. Take care everyone and have a happy time this weekend.