Thursday, June 28, 2012

A Useful Gift

I seem to be on a posting roll.  I tell you, it's either feast or famine with me!  I'm going to just keep posting until I run out of things to say!

Today I want to share with you a very special gift that I received from Paula at the retreat last weekend.  (Paula is in the process of getting a blog going so when it is up and running I will let you know!) At any rate, in the past year, I have loaned Paula two of my out of print charts that she very badly wanted to stitch.  As a thank you, she brought me one of these project keepers that her local EGA guild made.  Have you seen one of these before?


When storing and/or transporting your stitching projects, you can roll them up in the project keeper and they will be protected from getting dirty and wrinkled.  (You might be wondering about "I Sigh" - the over one is coming along...slowly.)

Here's a picture of it all rolled up:


A few more stash goodies and then I have to run...here are some of the other projects I purchased while on the road last week:


Top left: FallBrook House Needleplay "Not All" (I'm not necessarily a Halloween gal, but I loved the verse "Not all witches live in Salem."

Middle:With Thy Needle and Thread "Strawberry Hill Sampler" - my box is ready to go!

Top right:  C Street Samplerworks "Need Has Nothing To Do With It" - no commentary needed with this one!

Bottom left:  The Scarlett House "Jingle All the Way"  - looking forward to stitching this one!

Bottom right:  Chessie and Me "Mighty Oak Sampler" - have always wanted it and it was on sale!

That's all I've got for you today.  It's going to be hot here, just like most other parts of the U.S.  Our sky is very hazy looking, the news said that some of the smoke from the Colorado fires would be drifting our way.  Prayers go out to the people of Colorado; what a horrible disaster.

13 comments:

Margaret said...

I'm enjoying your posting roll! lol! Love that gift from Paula. Very useful indeed! Love the new stash too. I love stash. :D

Keeper of the Crowes said...

I'm happy that you are on a roll!!! :-) I like all the patterns you bought. I'll be expecially happy to see your Strawbery Hill sampler.
Linda

Giovanna said...

What a great gift - pretty and useful! Very nice stash too :-)

Melissa said...

What a beautiful gift. Love the new charts you got on your trip.

~*Sharee*~ said...

Great stash hun; I love all of them and would have a rough time picking one to start..love the gift; I've never seen one of these but would love one...

Hugs, Shar

Rebecca said...

Love you stitching keeper gift. I would love to make one for myself. Is the roll at the end stuffed to give it some body or is it some kind of case it slips into. This would make a great gift indeed.

Katrina said...

What a gorgeous gift and I love all your new stash!!!!

marly said...

Love your new stash. I would make myself one of those project keepers, but it would be misplaced more than used! Great gift.

Anonymous said...

What a great gift. Which EGA chapter does Paula belong?

Lois said...

What a lovely gift and some great choices in new stash.

MP said...

Love the project roll.

Lots of great stash...love the "Not all witches live in Salem" ~ too cute.

Ranae said...

A unique useful gift from Paula, love it!
and the stash too :)

teresa said...

Cathy ~ that is such a sweet gift! You are turning into a daily blogger! I love it!