I thought I'd show some prezzie photos to show the kindness and generosity of my fellow stitchers.
This little collection came from the Mouse House and includes some goodies from the Harrogate show and some Hot Chocolate to consume while reading Tales of a Stitching Mouse. The fabric is a Sparklies FOM limited edition. Hard to decide which is more yummy, the chocolate or the fabric and threads!
This parcel is from Shirlee, The Easily Influenced Stitcher. Back in August she displayed a lovely pillow finish for the January Word Play she had stitched earlier in the year. The ever-gracious Shirlee said:
Another Just Nan gift, this time from Sharon Shebafudge. She saw that I'd finished my Autumn Typography and wanted to stitch the whole set, so just to help me on the way she sent me Winter. Plus the only GAST used in this design. We both noticed that Nan had used many different GAST for Autumn (which I converted to DMC) but this follow-up uses only one and DMC for the rest. Do you think she got alot of complaints about the cost?
This is stash chosen by me and bought with my Birthday money. There is a Mirabilia lurking at the back which I won't show because it's for Rachel's Round Robin and I want you all to play "Guess the Mira" along with her as I stitch it! The Firewing is from my son and will probably be for him too. The JBW features the kitten I already have plus the Mummy cat. I plan to stitch the Mummy cat as a header for my alphabet kitties then do a giveaway for the chart. Words just cannot describe the CD. American stitchers will probably not understand just how exciting it is to be confronted with a 250 page document containing the Contents pages of ten years worth of a magazine which is hard to obtain here! 250 pages to browse before I even opened a magazine!! Every Christmas ornie for the last ten years!! I was quite breathless with excitement!!
Here is a close-up of the bookmark. Karen wracked her brains thinking of what to stitch and remembered how much I love dragons. This one is from the Oriental Odyssey book by Joan Elliott which I don't actually have in my collection so there's no chance I could stitch it for myself.
Finally, there has been stitching going on. Notably on Trick and Treat and also a Challenge piece for Anna the Stitch Bitch's bi-annual challenge. But I'm not sure of the rules about sharing photos before the competition so I won't until I hear from Anna.