Oct 21, 2016

The fricking Fall giveaway winner

and a few other things.  First things first.  Paula's name was chosen as the winner, her entry was through email.

I can reply to your entry Paula and will do so soon.  Thanks to everyone that entered.
Do you remember the Death By Chocolate Zucchini bread?  Just wanted to tell you that yes indeedy it freezes well.  Came across it while searching for something else and it was wonderful.  Had my doubts about freezing because of the sort of dry and crumbly texture but it thawed moist and luscious.
I received two items in my mail today and both were a surprise and a delight.  Just so I don't run out of my stress relievers, Marti filled my jar with dark brown treats.  Packed in orange and black with a matching card!  Don't know what I did to deserve this!  Thank you so much Marti.  I think the dark brown foil wrappers will be less conspicuous than the bright red I leave everywhere.
And another gift from Lori!  Even though the poor girl had her order switched with another, she's gracious enough to send me this.  My first beaded fob.  Love it!  The sweet owl bead in pink is a reminder of my accomplished stitcher SIL, lover of owls, a pink warrior gone too soon.  Thank you Lori.
Two wonderful surprises today!
I had a few minutes to peruse The Attic's newsletter and my eyes popped when I spotted this.   This is the Ann Marsh Sewing Roll from The Examplarery.  Kit form and completely filled with stitches.  Absolutely stunning, not something I believe I could stitch.  The kit is pricey because of the materials involved, and for some reason, silk and I do not play well together.  But I just couldn't stop thinking about this remarkable project.  Odd isn't it, when I can't even get a chubby Santa finished?
I'm still trying to get the last few (and I mean few) boxes completed, journals, and whatever else is left.  
Working on Santa this evening after removing much stitching because of an error.  That's OK, nothing new, and I didn't lose my cool. 
Have a great weekend folks.
Thanks for visiting.


CalamityJr said...

Congratulations to Paula. Love your gifts! I'll be looking for the brown wrapper Doves tomorrow, haha.

Cricket-bug Corner said...

You are a lucky gal!!

debbie haggard said...

Hooray for Paula! Congratulations!

Truus said...

Congratulations to Paula.
Great gifts have you got Marly.
Have a great weekend
Greetings Truus from Holland

Lynda (Granny K) said...

Aha! I wondered about the Doves, we have something in the UK that looks the same, they are called Minstrels and yes, I now know why Doves are your 'go to' treat!

Maggee said...

While I was away this month with my daughter, she introduced me to Coffee Peanut M&M's!! Oh my, they were yummmmmmy! I know it is not Dove chocolate, but thought of you when eating them! Going to track down some more if possible! Love that fob you received...it is so pretty! Hugs!

deb said...

Oh my, that sewing roll is gorgeous! Of course I had to go look and yeah, you're not kidding about pricey ... and I have a few too many in my stash already. Does your wish list grow by leaps and bounds whenever the Attic sends out a newsletter? Mine sure does.

Enjoyed the peek at your surprise goodies.

Oh, and congrats to Paula!

Vickie said...

Your gifts are wonderful!! And so is that sewing roll! wOw! Fantastic!

CathieJ said...

Congrats to Paula. Love those gifts. Dark chocolate is my favorite. Yum. That sewing roll is beautiful. I have never worked with silk so I don't know its foibles. Good luck with Santa.

Theresa said...

Congratulation to Paula. Love the needle roll too. I just bought
two snicker chocolate pumpkins at the Drug store today. I looked at
those Doves, but the snickers were calling to me Lol. Enjoy your Doves.

Barbara said...

I envy you the chocolate and the beaded scissor fob. Such a cute owl bead.

diamondc said...

Congratulations to Paula, lucky girl.
I love chocolate, it does not love me howevre I do have some Roca every once in a while.
I love that Needleroll, it is a beauty, maybe if you put the word out someone will give you the pattern after they are finished with it, and then of course maybe you could pass it on to oh I don't know me, I would love to stitch that beauty.
We have great taste in samplers.


diamondc said...

Marly: I forgot to tell you the scissor fob is adorable, you are a lucky lady.


Rugs and Pugs said...

Congrats to Paula.
Love the scissor fob!
Hugs :)

Chocolates4Breakfast (Terri Malinovich) said...

Congrats to Paula! Yep, that huswife is wonderful. I'm gonna have a look but what I DON'T need is another kit that I don't finish! Have a great week, Marly!

CJ said...

Always a pleasure to visit your blog. Glad to see you received some stress relievers in the mail. I am currently banded from Chocolate until I hit the
10 pounds lost mark. It is taking me too long to get there I may not be able to hold out.


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