Monday, November 19, 2007

Winners and Good Mail

Thank you all for the nice comments on my Blogiversary and 100th post.

I put the names of all commenters into a turkey......>

Yes, a turkey. What do you use, a hat??? Where's the fun in that?
(BTW, the turkey is a part of my swap package from my Sweet Swap Sister Cindy. She made it for Nathan and filled it with Tootsie Rolls. Thanks Cindy!)

Anyway - I asked my trusty assistant to pull two names out of the turkey and the winners are......Jessi and Le Anne! I'll put some goodies together and get them on their way soon.

Now....on to the Good Mail I've received this week.

First, from my Swap Sister Cindy:

She made a beautiful Thanksgiving garland for me. (I "borrowed" this photo from her blog because mine didn't come out.) I've hung the garland across the curtains in my kitchen so I can see it throughout the day.

Here are some of the incredible details of the garland.

Felt fall leaves and tiny acorns. She used real acorn caps and made the body of the acorn by modifying a yo-yo. Isn't she clever?

There are three images on the garland. They're each mounted on felt and embellished with buttons and stitching.

Some more goodies from Cindy - a fall themed framed print, menu planning tablet, school notes, a miniature quilt pattern (rotary cutting & topstitching! I love topstitching!), fall spreaders, elastic and softie eyes. (The elastic and eyes are for some WIPs.)

Thank you so much Cindy!

Recently, I was the lucky winner of Rebecca's 200th Post Giveaway. Look at the goodness she sent me!

A copy of Adorn, some cherry fabric and trim, an embroidered table runner, a zipper, a vintage paper angel, a tin shabby chic rose ornament and a New York postcard. (Nathan thought it was funny to have so many yellow cars on the postcard. I had to explain taxis to him.) Thanks Rebecca!

And another swap package. I participated in a Sewing Notions swap hosted by Julie at Red Hen Studios. My swap partner was Lori from Simply Made Kay.
She sent me fabric, hankies, some pieced squares, CDs for collaging and some srapbooking papers.

Also a beautiful tie dyed scarf, buttons, beads, scalloped trim, paintbrushes, a cloth doll, a handmade pincushion and a pile of yo-yo's! Thanks so much Lori! (She doesn't have a blog, but you should definitely check out her etsy shop.)

Oh how I love Good Mail!


cindyforeyes aka cindyiscrafty said...

Wow, it was like Christmas for you, huh? That pink scalloped trim is the greatest!

Also, glad that Nathan relinquished the turkey for a drawing. I think it appears that all of the tootsie rolls are still there, too. Tell the boy to get on with it! :O)

Anonymous said...

I am so proud to have won your giveaway. I can't wait to see what you put together.
Le Anne

Karyn said...

Oh my gosh! Look at that mail!! You are soo lucky!! :)

Rebecca said...

Glad you liked your goodness! Boy that table runner is wrinkled LOL.

I love the banner Cindy made for you! She is crazy talented. :) Good mail rules!