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Sunday, November 15, 2009

SHOW & TELL & MANY BELATED "THANK YOU'S"

Wow, I have so much to post today. I have been the lucky and fortunate gal for some giveaway winnings and private exchanges, not to mention the treasures from the "captains" I've received. I have been wanting to post all my goodies for sometime, but am just now getting around to it. I appreciate all the hard work and dedication that was put into the making of each beautiful item I have received, but mostly the friendships that have come along with them.







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!!!!

19 comments:

FayeRaye said...

What lovely goodies you have won or been given!! I love them all!~ Congrats! Faye

Vonna said...

That's quite a haul of beautiful items and stuffs isn't it?
A happy birthday to your Mom, I'm sure she's celebrating in heaven :)

Margaret said...

Oh what fun! I love all your wins! Fantastic! I'm sure your mom appreciates the birthday wishes -- I miss my mom too.

Deb said...

Wow, what great wins! Isn't it fun to receive things like that? Hope that you finish up Sail Away soon. I thought that the needlebook was fantastic and the fob too - wonderful things to receive for a SAL - although now that I think about it I never received my fob. Hmmmm, have to talk to Terri. But I have my needlebook prominently displayed (along with your great scissor fob) in my sewing room. Congratulations Jolene.

Cole said...

Wow, congratulations!! What beautiful gifts!

Cari said...

Congratulations on all your wonderful wins! You deserve each and every one!

Catherine G. said...

What lovely things! Congratulations!

Branlaadee said...

What lovely gifts you have gotten!

Michelle said...

I'll try this again.. wrote you a comment and then got kicked off the internet.. ugh!

I bet it feels like Christmas at your house with all those fun treasures arriving. Thanks for sharing ~

That's sweet to wish your Mom birthday wishes ~ my mom would be 74 if she were still alive and I miss her too..

CindyMae said...

WOW, everything is so wonderful!!! You have been lucky for sure!

Siobhan said...

Well, nobody deserves such lovely treasures more than you, Jolene!

You're in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this bittersweet time around your mom's birthday. I know how hard the birthdays/anniversaries are. Big hugs.

Carolyn NC said...

Wow - wonderful gifts! I still miss my Dad, too. Hugs.

Julie said...

What wonderful gifts you have received!

Suzanne said...

What great items you have received!

Cathy B said...

Wonderful gifts for someone who is always spoiling others!

Brigitte said...

Oh Jolene, what great gifts and exchnages you have recieved. Enjoy all your nice goodies.

doris said...

Wow! Truly fabulous prizes. Congrats.

Loraine said...

Wonderful finds! I love antiquing too. Maybe we should make a day of it, lots of antique stores near "Roosters" on 25th street!

Pumpkin said...

Holy moly! You had some great mail days :o) Love all the goodies you received and I know you'll appreciate them all. I'm happy that my package finally arrived. The pattern is by a NB designer (my old province home). I thought it went well with the package as a whole. Just to let you know, the bag is very sturdy. I've had people take it to get groceries or to the library so don't be afraid to use it :o)