Saturday, February 16, 2013

What Brightens My Day

Don't you just love getting cool stuff in the mail?  My mailbox contained a few goodies this week.  I found the cutest little wooden sewing acorn on Ebay.  I'd seen these before and always liked them, plus I love acorns, so I clicked the "buy it now" button and it was mine!  Since Mark is crafty with the wood lathe, I'm going to challenge him to make one of these!  And in the meantime, I'm going to enjoy using this sweet little acorn.
During the Grow Your Blog party, many bloggers were holding giveaways in connection with the event.  In an unheard of turn of events, I WON!  You see, I usually don't win anything.  But this time I was lucky enough to win this cute little corsage from Christine at The Alchymyst's Study!
You know how I love receiving handmade things.  I'm a big fan of craftiness, whether it's mine or someone else's.  And it's so pretty and springy.  Thank you Christine!

Speaking of giveaways, Meggie from Cross Stitch Cottage is having a very cool giveaway to celebrate reaching the 100-follower mark on her blog.  Check it out -- I'm sure that you'll agree that it's a very generous prize!

I'm making very good progress on my second stitched quilt square, even with the return of the dreaded trigger thumb.  Ugh.  Off to the doctor I went for another shot in the thumb, and was informed that this would be the last one.  Next time it will be surgery.  Nooooo!  But so far it seems to be doing better and it doesn't hamper my stitching much.
I found this little freebie butterfly chart online.  Cute, right?  No color key, so I had to choose the colors myself, sticking to the colors on the chart.  Or thereabouts.  I have a little more border to go, and then I'll move on to square #3.

More good news for my stitch group, Sisters In Stitches!  We have our retreat all planned and the location reserved.  I'll make sure that I let you know how it goes and take plenty of photos.  Also, we have a new location for our monthly Stitch Days!  Things seem to be going well for the Sisters In Stitches!

Mark and I went to Cracker Barrel for breakfast today and out of the corner of my eye, I spotted something I never thought I'd see again!  A blast from the past!  A treat from childhood!  Bonomo Turkish Taffy!  I didn't know they made this stuff anymore.  I remember getting it from the store, walking out, and then slamming it on the ground.  This would crack it up into a lot of little pieces, thus preventing us from biting right into the bar and possibly incurring tremendous dental bills.  I haven't tried it yet, and am hoping it's just as delicious as I remember.  Yes, I know that the picture is sideways.  It's the right way in my photo album, so I think it's a Blogger thing.
One more thing:  I want to say "Welcome" to all of my new followers.  It's always a pleasure to see my follower number tick up little by little.  And I love hearing comments from all of my followers.  OK, now I'm off to enjoy the coffee treat (complete with froth) that Mark has made for me.


  1. That acorn is cute and the prize you won is very sweet. Love your butterflies, too.

  2. Very cute acorn.The butterflies are very pretty:)

  3. OMGoodness! Turkish Taffy! I forgot all about it. I think I am making a trip to Cracker Barrel.

  4. So glad it got there safely and that you like it :)
    The acorn is gorgeous, and your butterfly square is very pretty

  5. Hello

    The acorn is sweet and your corsage is so pretty!
    Love your butterflies!

  6. Your butterfly stitching is very pretty! What a great wooden acorn for storing needles!

  7. the acorn is adorable! who thinks these adorable things up?

    that is so funny about you seeing the taffy and going back to your childhood ♥ I love it when I see things like that.

    Yes, I hear you on the weather and I am not a cold weather person at all. Give me the heat anytime. It will be another cold one here tonite too. No snow, although Myrtle Beach did get some. They are 100 miles north of us.

    Sorry to hear about your poor thumb!

  8. Turkish Taffy - My favorite, I found it recently at a store nearby called Five Below --- I LOVE IT..Brought back so many memories, and it still cracks when you smack it.

    Great colors for your Butterflies..