Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The kindness of others....

GREETINGS DEAR FRIENDS AND BLOGGING BUDDIES!~ Lately I have had lots of kindness bestowed upon me. Recently I won Peggy's giveaway on her blog. The package arrived in the mail yesterday!

She cleverly wrapped everything is ths old pattern paper. Isn't that a great idea?

Now I had seen my winnings on her blog, but it is nothing like having it in my own hands! She sent tons of stuff! A BBD 2011 Calander, some stitcher's hand cream in the scent of Blackberry Vanilla ( my favorite scent), a tin of Burt's Bees lip balm, oatmeal soap, a kit from Shakespeare's Peddler, the list goes on and on. Hopefully you can see everything in the picture.

See the pins in the strawberry? She made those herself and I think they are just lovely!

I just love this little Willow Tree Angel! Been wanting one for a long time too! The flower frog for holding scissors is great too! Didn't really understand what all the rage was about those 'til I got one! It is so pretty!

And this big guy... my husband and I had watched a special on the Travel channel some time back about different places in the US that still make candy by hand and the maker of this one, Hammond's , was on that show. They showed how the candy canes were made. Very neat that I have one , but who can tell how long it will last! I love candy canes! Thank you so very very much Peggy! I will treasure it all!

I recently won another giveaway from Melissa's blog. I had been pondering what linen to stitch this on and was making a list of the special overdyed threads I would need for it. Just so happens that I was needing CC's Second Hand Rose and that was one of the flosses that Peggy sent me! When I get some spare time and things calm down from the holiday season, I plan on getting this one stitched up!

Nicky from New Zealand sent me this cute Lizzie Kate Santa. A Good Night was a pattern from the Santa Snippet series that I had been wanting and she was so very kind to send it to me! Thank you Nicky! Didn't have time to stitch it up this year. I will indeed get it done for next year though!

Well... that does it for this edition of The Happy Needle. Thank you so much for visiting and for your continued friendships and support.

'til next time,

don't be a stranger,



  1. Good morning!
    Looks like you have gotten lots of wonderful goodies in the mail!

    Have a great Holiday Season...I'll be back to read your Blog.

  2. Great goodies! I was lucky enough to win Peggy's first give away, so I know how generous she is!

    Love the patterns from Melissa and Nicky!

    Enjoy it all and Have a Merry Christmas!

  3. How wonderful! What a fun happy box!

    Merry Christmas!

  4. What a nice couple of giveaways! You will be busy next year! Have a very Happy Christmas!

  5. Sharlotte - I like your blog - especially love your choice of colors. But, I can't see a way to turn off your choice of music. Since I play my own radio while on the computer . . . well, you can see how it might not sound so good. Maybe an off button?

  6. Sharlotte, what lovely pressies to receive in the giveaways! I will be willing to be you have been a really good girl this year!!

    Hope that your Christmas is blessed!!

  7. Santa has already come to your house!!hahahaha...Serioiusly, you deserve the wins and I am so happy for you...Enjoy all the goodies and have a great Christmas!!

  8. Wooohooo!! What a haul! Lucky gal!! Congrats and enjoy that early Christmas gift! ;o)

  9. You lucky gal!! Enjoy! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  10. I hope you enjoy your winning Sharlotte! I was so glad when I saw that Polly had pulled your name from the basket.
    Isn't that great that you needed that particular CC thread?!?
    I agree with the previous comments that you must have been a very good girl this year.
    Merry Christmas!!

  11. Wow!! What a load of wonderful things you won and were given! Lucky you, Sharlotte. :)

    Wishing you and yours a blessed Christmas.

  12. Wow! You are so lucky, Sharlotte! Congratulations!

    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas, dear stitchy friend, and a blessed New Year.

    Ma TK

  13. Well done on all of your giveaway wins, Peggy is indeed very kind to send so much. Happy New Year to you and I hope you had a lovely Christmas.


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