Thursday, December 31, 2009

The Motherload!

A couple of weeks ago, I signed up for a Christmas giveaway that Danielle was hosting on her blog. She mentioned she would send the winner a handstitched ornament and I love ornies. Well, on Christmas Day, I was the lucky winner. Yay me!! Hearing I won was a great Christmas present.

Fast forward to Tuesday of this week...I open my apartment door and there on the floor is this huge package. Hmmm...what's that? So I open it and it's the giveaway package from Danielle! Holy cow...I hit the motherload! I was only expecting the ornie and maybe one or two small things. Danielle sent me so much stuff...I seriously felt like a 5 year old on Christmas morning. Here are a few photos...I piled stuff into the photos so it wasn't so photo-heavy.

Lots of past JCS ornie issues, Prairie Schooler, The Drawn Thread, Waxing Moon Designs to name a few...
And more charts....
And these were the things that made me *squee* out loud like a 5 year old...even though I was the only one home!

PS Ornie hand-stitched by Danielle...this is the design from November's (I think) GoS issue plus a bunch of overdyed threads! I've died and gone to heaven!!
And my absolute favorite charts out of the whole stack!
Thank you, thank you, thank you Danielle!

Wow...I'm still kind of speechless. I've been incredibly lucky in blogland this year. I've won 2 huge giveaways, a threads giveaway and an ornie giveaway this year. I have more stash than I know what to do with now...and after winning Danielle's giveaway, I am going to challenge myself to only stitch from stash this year. This will be hard because you are all enablers with the wonderful projects you work on that I may have not noticed otherwise but I am going to try really hard. *The boy* doesn't think I can do it but I think I can. There are a few things I will allow myself though:

~black fabric because I haven't any and just acquired the perfect pattern for ornie gifts for the women in my family next Christmas.
~beads for finishing ornies
~ribbon/trim for ornies or smalls
~BOAF Dashing pattern should I ever come across it
~Nora Corbett Letter V assuming she releases it and I like it

So the last 4 are *ifs* but the black fabric is a must!

We'll see how things go...I think I can, I think I can, I think I can! lol


Von said...

That is incredible, amazing, jaw hit the floor great!! :D

Danielle truly blessed you and I know you'll be stitching up a storm in 2010!!

Happy New Year!

Melissa (The Daily Mel) said...

Wow, that's an amazing haul!! Congratulations and happy stitching in the New Year! =)

stitcheranon said...

I have set myself the challenge of not buying any stash at all this year..Feel free to pop on and get some extra support..I am sure I will need it too lol
Fantastic win btw

Catherine said...

Wow! What a fantastic surprise. You are one lucky girl!

Katrina said...

Amazing, what a wonderful gift. I can't get over how many great charts you got and the ornament is so pretty too.

Missy Ann said...

Great haul!!!! The generosity of stitchers never fails to amaze me, although by this point I should've quit being surprised right?

Anyway - love that ornament. I was lucky enough to receive it in an exchange myself this Christmas.

Hazel said...

Wow!!! It looks like she has given all her stash away. Congrats you! x

Janaina said...

Oh my freaking God! You hit the jackpot! =)
Congrats on the winning!
Hugs from sunny Brazil!

Carol said...

Wow, what an amazingly generous gift...You'll be set for years with all of those goodies! Congratulations :)

Happy New Year!

samplerlover said...

My goodness you certainly did hit the Motherload didn't you. What an amazing parcel to receive.
Happy New Year and I hope you reach all your goals - Sandra.

ariadne said...

How lucky you are,a whole chest of treasures to win!Stitch from stash!Ariadne from Greece!