First of all, the "captains" of our Sail Away SAL, Terri and Loraine, both made some fun gifts to commemorate our SAL for Terri's 50th birthday. Captain Terri made each of us "sailor's" a beautiful blue fob with a daintly little turtle dangling on the end. And Captain Loraine made us each a fun little needle case with a little sail boat inside. They are both so fun and I appreciate all their efforts of making the SAL a fun time for all of those who participated. (Just as a side note, I am still sailing on my project......but I have a goal to finish it before...........) Go Jolene!!
Look at the beautiful strawberry pincushion I received from Sharlotte. I love it, it is so pretty and I collect pincushions so this is a great addition to my collection. I am thinking it would look really nice as a scissor fob also, so I purchased a pair of red scissors and I am going to attach the berry to them. She also sent some delicious chocolates and check out those sweet little handmade strawberries she made into pins for me. Thank you so much Sharlotte, I love everything you sent me and I will cherish your gifts always my friend. In fact, I actually just finished your floss tag and I will be putting it in the mail for you tomorrow!!!
I won a giveaway from Pumpkin and she sent me this wonderful package filled with nautical themed items. Check out the cute bag, it's a Pumpkin original, handmade and signed by no other than Pumkin herself. I received a pattern for a lighthouse with fabric and thread to boot! Not to mention the pretty postcard. I was so happy when I found out I won a giveaway from her and I sent her an email and told her I was soooo excited that I didn't know if I was doing the hokey pokey or the monster mash!! Whatever it was, it was definitely a "happy" dance!
Check out this beautiful needlecase....it is from Kellie. Her father made this beautiful turned wood needlecase especially for me. Thank You Kellie and Kellie's Dad, I was so thrilled to receive this in the mail. You are such a talented craftsman "Dad". The picture just doesn't do justice to it. The wood is so smooth and appears to be cherrywood in color, so I have named this case "Cherry". You are probably thinking what is this girl doing, but don't laugh, all things deserve a name.
Look at those pink scissors!!!!! I won the Breast Cancer Awareness Giveaway on Jennifers blog. I received everything in the picture, a cute basket, fabric, threads, scissors and the LHN pattern. What a wonderful theme for a giveaway, thank you soooo much Jennifer.
In closing I would just like to mention that today, November 15, marks my Mother's Birthday. If she were still alive today she would have been 73 years young. Happy Birthday Mom, I love you and miss you!!!!