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Sunday, October 30, 2011

More Thank You's and Some Shopping

It's been a lovely two weeks here! First to arrive in my mailbox was a beautiful hooked rug that Pat was offering as a giveaway on her blog Hook, Hand and Heart. The star runner is skillfully hooked in the most prim shades of gorgeous wool... a generous gift that I will treasure for a long time! You should visit Pat's blog... not only does she have many talents (such as knitting, weaving and hooking)... but she has the cutest kitties and also knows where the best local restaurants are!

Thanks so much Pat!!!!

The next surprise to arrive in my mailbox was from Merrie! Merrie is another sweet gal with plenty of talents! She hooks, she knits, she needle punches and she is a fellow coffee fanatic! :-) She is also a member of the group AAPG that I belong to on eBay. Anyways.... Merrie was generous and thoughtful enough to knit me a pair of woolen socks so that my toes could be toasty during the winter months ahead! I could not believe my eyes when I opened the package! Not only are the colors and stitches perfect.... but, I know full well how much time goes into making these! Last year, Merrie had sent me a pattern and some yarn as I was really wanting to learn to knit socks... but, try as I might, I could not learn knitting to save myself... lol!

Thanks so much Merrie!!!

And, I also did some shopping on some prim pals blogs!!! I started with Lauren over at Rugs and Pugs... She was making these awesome necklaces from antique spoons that are stamped with "Rug Hooker" and "Wool". I had to have two as I could not make up my mind which one I liked better.... the little sheep charm is just the right added touch to these! Well made too!


Then I hopped over to Tammy's blog at Rock River Stitches! Tammy always creates the most beautiful hand made treasures and also offers patterns of her creations. Well... it started during the Summer when she offered the little piggy... and then most recently I was lucky enough to purchase a Mr. Jingles the snowman! They are both superbly handcrafted and I love them both! Tammy has two more snowmen offered right now on eBay. Mr. Jingles and Mr. Jangles... and they both are sparkling with the first snowfall of the season! Click here to visit the auctions.


I did manage to get some stitching done too! The Stacy Nash pinkeep is complete and I have another block of the Snow Days embroidery just about finished... pictures of those soon to follow in the next post!

We had an early snowstorm yesterday... has me totally confused as it rarely snows before Christmas here, never mind having it snow two days before Halloween? So, I don't know what I should do? Hand out candy? Dress up as Santa? Shoot me a Turkey?

Oh my...

Tomorrow is October 31st.... I am wishing you all more TREATS than TRICKS!

Until next time... stay healthy and keep on smiling!



10 comments:

  1. Wonderful rug and goodies, fun time of year to buy and make for.
    I can't believe this month is over and still lots to do.

    Debbie

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  2. WOW...all the postwoman ever brings me is junk mail! You get the best stuff! Love it all! Knitting socks...have made sweaters, but never socks.

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  3. Hand out candy as Santa ...... Hahahaha. Love it.

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  4. cool stuff you got there woman! This snow needs to get sent to the NOrth Pole - NOT READY - HANDS OVER MY EARS AND EYES - I CAN'T SEE IT SNOWING! joanne

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  5. Love Pat's rug, the socks,those necklaces & your little friends, congrats to you!! Enjoy!!

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  6. I LOVE that rug Pat made! You really got some nice goods there! Wish I knew how to knit socks.... they are gorgeous! I LOVE my necklace from Lauren too!
    Bet you are feeling more like Santa's coming than the trick or treaters by the looks of your weather! LOL! I'm wondering how we managed to be spared this time! :-oo
    Hugs!
    Cathy G

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  7. Sharon ~
    Lucky you to have a Pat original. She is SO TALENTED! Those socks are way cool. I don't think I'd have the patience. Tammy's creations are wonderful. Thanks for the plug for my necklaces :)
    Hugs :)
    Lauren

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  8. Awesome rug and wow those socks are spectacular! Your kidding me SNOW already! Goodness that does seem a lil' early. Hope your week warms up some. Happy Halloween!!!

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  9. Wow Sharon, what Fantastic gifts! Love them all :)
    Hope we don't see more snow for quite some time... Happy Halloween!

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  10. I agree, all I ever get is junk mail! Love all of your goodies especially the rug and socks. Thank you for commenting on my blog. I have been at odds with blogger for a while and have been unable to leave comments. I love your blog and read it daily.

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