Ok, first things first.
Dani received her February Blah’s exchange piece.
You will note you have not seen the back. There is a reason behind my madness – it’s crooked! I never said I was a seamstress, and I am a stitcher first. lol! Anyhoo – I am pleased with the stitching. The pattern is a freebie by Alodi Wolfsong of FieldAnForest. Sorry, I don’t recall the website I got it from, but I can email out the .pdf if you want it.
This package brings up a bone to pick with our postal service. I paid extra (ok, not extra as I have a business account so it works out the same…) to ship this expedited delivery, guaranteed in two business days. I went to the post office on Monday. Now, even if I had missed the cut off for Monday’s shipments, it would have been sent Tuesday, and in Dani’s hands on Thursday. It arrived Friday. I know, it is only one day, but 1)it defeats the purpose of having expedited delivery and 2)she only lives 3 hours away!!!! Three days to get a package only three hours away is silly. Especially since you consider I have had packages arrive in Europe (on more than one occasion, I might add) in a week.
Ok, end rant.
Yesterday Mother Nature decided on a snow fall and so we got dumped on. We got about 5-6 inches of snow (around 13 cm). Not really much of an issue, but it made the roads very slippery. I thought it couldn’t be that bad, but after taking Scott in to work and ending up sideways on the highway, I changed my mind. I had to be out though, so off we went. Later in the day we made it over to the Knowledge and Needles open house (I’m pretty sure I was the last customer Ann had yesterday), and I jumped off the wagon slightly to pick up a few things. I now have some lovely snips to grace Dani’s pretty fob. I wasn’t allowed to drive myself down (remember that sideways on the highway comment?), so Scott drove all of us down and finally met the wonderful owners of the shop – he even kept us up chatting Nascar with Dan.
Oh, yes – what did I get? I got “Magic in my Needle” by Dragon Dreams, “Gabriel the Messenger” by Stoney Creek, and a new pair of snips. Yay! Plus ooodles of shop freebies. This should keep me busy for some time now.
Question – does anyone know the designer of “Gabriel the Messenger”? There is no credit other than Stoney Creek and I wouldn’t mind knowing…
Today I am off to visit my pal Rebecca for a SAL. I plan to finish a few smaller projects I have on the go since when I am there we can get a good few hours of stitching in. Maybe I will have some photos for you tomorrow! Til then…