Sunday 19 February 2012

Presents and Prizes

I've been single handedly keeping  the Post Office in business this week.
First it was dear Barb's birthday, and I sent her this little brooch I made (if you don't already know, Barb loves sheep). I embroidered the little sheep on a piece of linen, then used it to cover one of theose self-cover button forms and added a vintage fabric ruffle to the back before I attached the pin. I forgot to take his picture before I sent him off, so this is Barb's photo, and the beautiful Hardanger is hers not mine.

I have been lucky enough to win a couple of blog giveaways recently. The first was from Heidi and was for a gorgeous heart penny rug mat. Here it is looking quite at home on my new (old) sewing table, which used to belong to a very dear aunt, and has now come home to live with me.
The second was this wonderful  Homespun Elegance Needles and Pins chart which I got from Michelle, I don't have a stash keep to put it on, but I've got a tin which should be just about perfect for it.

Last, but not least, I received a gift from Barb during the week. This adorable little tweed coin purse with it's big, bright corsage is just so me!
Thank you all ladies, I'm feeling very blessed this week.


cucki said...

hello deary, such a sweet brooch..i love it so much...
congratulations for winning the lovely giveaways..
have a lovely day..
big hugs cucki xx

Kathryn said...

Ooh - I love your new stash - that purse IS really you. What a cute little sheep brooch - you friend must love it!

Carol said...

What nice presents and giveaways you've received lately, Christina--I'd say you're on a lucky streak!! And your gift to Barb is adorable--love the sheep :)

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

You got presents too!
It's like Christmas all year round in blogland :-)

Ranae said...

Lovely brooch you sent Barb.
It looks like you have had wonderful mail lately

Nicola said...

What a lovely gift from Barb. It ticks all my boxes.

Nancy said...

The little embroidered sheep is so cute and such a clever idea. Congratulations on your wins!

Julie said...

Love Barbs brooch, you are so clever.
Nice goodies, it's always nice when postie brings a nice envelope instead of the nasty brown ones!

Heidi said...

I love the little brooch you made for Barb and I am sure she will love it.

You have been very lucky winning twice and I must tell you that I wanted to email and ask you if I could see the antique sewing table you put it on but here it is! I love that table and think the penny rug looks so perfect in your home so I am happy to know it found a very good home.

Hugs from Holland ~

Mylene said...

Such lovely presents and prizes. Enjoy!!