Monday, March 7, 2011

A Big Thank You and a Birthday

I haven't been in blog land for a while because our computer just stopped working!!!  How frustrating is that?  I love technology when it works but when it doesn't do what I ask I get extremely irritated.  But all is well now that we have it up and running after 2+ weeks of grief. 

I got a wonderful package in the mail from Australia.  I won a giveaway some time ago and it finally made it's way to me!  Fiona, sent me a wonderful sampling of thread, fabric, notebook, scissors and the MOST BEAUTIFUL COUNTED CANVAS FOB!!  I love the colors and the dimensions of this piece.  THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart.  I love all of the wonderful stitchers I have met through this blog and hope to continue making more.

In the stitching department, I needed a quick fix and dug this out of my stash!  It is from Homespun Elegance, and has been in the stash for quite some time.  I switched it up a bit, chose a thread color that matched the basket and finished my own way and attached it with some twine.   It was fast!  Pretty much, instant gratification.
On the pet front, we are celebrating Cosmo's 5th Birthday today!  I can't believe we have had him that long already.  I hope we have him for many more.  He is quite pampered and will probably out live the rest of us.  Happy Birthday Cosmo!

That's all for today!  Happy Stitching!

15 comments:

Teresa said...

What a fun package to receive. Glad to see you back in blog land.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Anne said...

You are very lucky to win Fiona's giveaway. I just love her fob! Congrats! And your kitty cat is too cute for words!! Meow!!

Bec said...

Gorgeous gifts! :)

Happy Birthday Cosmo.
He is very beautiful boy!

Lynn said...

Fiona stitches up such lovely things. You are so lucky to have won some of them!
Happy birthday to Cosmos! He's one handsome cat indeed.

DonnaTN said...

The fob is beautiful! Congratulations on a lovely win. And Happy Birthday to Cosmo!

Lesleyanne said...

Congrats on winning Fiona's giveaway. Happy Birthday to Cosmo.

Christine said...

Great giveaway prize. Cosmo is gorgeous!

Shelley said...

Happy birthday to Cosmo - he's a very handsome moggy :) Gorgeous RAK too

Elaine said...

Lovely gifts from Fiona and love the cute basket finish!
Happy Birthday Cosmo.

Mouse said...

ooo lovely gifts and that scissor fob is really cute :) happy birthday cosmo :)and I love the little work on the basket :) love mouse xxxx

Carol said...

Fiona's giveaway prizes are gorgeous, Nataly--congratulations :)

Such a cute little basket finish, too.

Cosmo looks like he rules the house--very handsome kitty... Give him a little birthday cuddle for me!

gracie said...

Cosmo is so elegant looking and I bet he knows it. I love the idea of the basket finish.

Kate said...

Fabulous giveaway win - congratulations. I have that scissor fob almost finished!
Cosmo is gorgeous - happy birthday to him

Terri said...

Congratulations on the giveaway win! You got some gorgeous things!

What a beautiful cat! Hope he had a "Meow-y Birthday"

Donna said...

So glad your computer is back and running. I just love the scissor fob. What nice gifts.