This past week was not the best that I've had, even with two days off of work because of Hurricane Sandy. I'm glad that the forecasts for Virginia over-predicted the impacts, but the images from NY and NJ, in particular, have been quite overwhelming. But that's not why this week wasn't the best... will save that for another post.
However, when I got home Friday at 13 hours of work, I found a box on the porch, which turned out to be from Nancy at the Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe. While we are enjoying ourselves in Myrtle Beach, SC, at the Pals Stitching at the Beach Retreat (for which Nancy donated wonderful bags of assortments of her fibers and embellishments/trims - thank you!), Nancy drew my name for her tremendously generous fall/autumn give-away. If you've followed my blog at all, you know that Nancy sponsors many give-aways, and I can't help but enter nearly every single one. I was particularly excited about this one, because I love autumn, and I'm an "earth tones" gal - browns, rusty reds, greens, golds are all colors I love. Can you believe the number of things that Nancy put into this hand-stamped bag????
I *love* all of the hand-dyed floss colors and am just tickled pink at the wonderful assortment of trims and embellishments - can't wait to put them all to use, and have been dying to get my hands on that hand-dyed jute.
I am overwhelmed (in a good way).
And may I show you more specifically the lovely hand-stamped bag? It's a thing of beauty itself...
Nancy has so many talents; I count myself as very blessed to be a recipient of such generosity and expression of creativity.
I would go take up my needle, but I think I'll spend some more time looking at all of these wonderful items! Have a great week!