Saturday, January 14, 2012

January Wins and Finds

Hey, Friends!
The new year has commenced, and it has been much the same.  I’ve been stitching away, but want to wait to show you the progress when it’s closer to completion. Hopefully that won’t be too long since we have a long weekend!    
I'm going to leave this packaged until ready to work on it, so sorry for the glare.  Remember that I was the winner of a prize from Nancy at Victorian Motto?  She has others going on if you haven’t entered! There was a box on my steps when I got home yesterday and I couldn’t figure out what it was… then I saw the return address!  Oh, boy – but why such a big box?  So that the perforated paper wouldn’t get creased – but I hadn’t realized it was this size - about 18 inches long. I chose Forget me Not, and it is wonderful!  There’s also some gold for backing the piece if you wish, and all that wonderful thread! Nancy, all your things are so lovely, and you are so generous! Again, thank you VERY much!

On my way to the chiropractor yesterday I saw a sign at a consignment shop that nearly everything was 50% off… who can resist that?  The shop is in an old house, so in the nursery I found a box of knitting needles.  No, I really don’t knit that much, but when I want to start something, I’m usually using the set of needles that would be just right for the project.  Yes there are KIPs here, too!  In the kitchen I found this set of made in the US – oven proof – heavy brown mugs.  Won’t they be perfect to keep that cuppa steamy while blogging or stitching?

There are just some mornings when we don't want to get out of bed, aren't there?
I’m grateful for Martin Luther King, Jr., and that my workplace observes his holiday.

Thank y’all for each and every comment you send along! 
and Happy Stitching



  1. Oooh, love 50% off sales for sure! Great buys! I've always been tempted by the perforated paper kits from Victorian Motto. I may have to try one. Congrats again on that win!

  2. OH I love Nancy's kit that you won. Pretty! And my Grandma and Grandpa had brown mugs like those. They are nice and sturdy too!
    Have a great weekend and day off!

  3. Congratulations on your win, I love all Nancy's threads, charts and trims and I'm sure her kits are just as wonderful. What a find for your knitting needles and mugs, just what every stitcher/knitter needs. Love your little doggy having a nap, way too cute.

  4. Those mugs look like "the good kind"...ones that will keep that cuppa hot....I foresee some stitchy butt in your future this wonderful LONG weekend~~~ hmmm..I just may do the same!

    Take care and way to go on Nancys giveaway....Isn't she the best?? Faye

  5. Such fun rummaging around a good sale, thank you for sharing your finds.

  6. Lucky you! Nancy certainly is generous, You did do well shopping, Glad to hear I am not the only o e with KIPs!

  7. Lovely win from Nancy, Charlene!! And what great bargains--doesn't that make you feel good having "rescued" a few things and gotten a good deal at the same time...

    Unfortunately, the library isn't closed on MLK Day (my birthday!!) and I'll be working. But, enjoy your long weekend :)

  8. Congratulations on your win! Oh those mugs look wonderful - gotta love a good bargain. Enjoy your long weekend.

  9. Can't wait to see your VM finish... love her designs.

    happy stitching....

  10. Hi Charlene!
    You have gotten some wonderful things. I can't wait to see the kit once you have stitched it up.
    Have a great weekend.

  11. Congratulations on the win! I love those mugs--they look nice and sturdy.


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