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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

A Surprise Package At My Door.



Look at this amazing Give-A-Way that I was blessed with,
from
 Tricia Poolson
http://notesofsincerity.blogspot.com/ 
and from 
Green Fairy Quilts
http://greenfairyquilts.com/ 


These fabrics are so pretty stacked like this,
that I almost hate to open them :)
Almost, LOL




This is a little something that I bought for myself at the fabric store.
If you have a friend that does a lot of hand sewing,
this is the perfect gift.
I love it!

 For around $15 you never will have trouble
 threading a needle again.



Well, here are my needles and thread all ready for quilting . . .
lots of them all threaded and knotted.
So, you know what I have planned for this week :)

Keep Smiling,
and please leave a comment and let me know you visited.

Your blogging sister,
 Connie :) 


Really I am home sick with the flu . . .
so I'll probably not get much quilting done,
but my needles are ready when I start feeling better :)


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52 comments:

  1. Oh what a delightful package! Lucky you for winning Trish's give-away! Thanks for the tip on the needle threader, I have never even heard of one of these but it sure would come in handy!

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    1. Hi Kathleen, I am to the point where it takes me three, four and sometimes more tries before I get the thread through the needle, so this is a great gadget for gals like me :) I was over the moon when I opened this package, I'll put it to good use :)

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  2. Hi Connie,

    I can see why you'd put off opening up the stack of fabrics - oh, but we want to see!!! The needle threader looks very cool. I'd say that's a great investment for anyone doing hand stitching. Love the chicken needle holder.

    I hope you feel better soon. I had a sinus infection a few weeks ago; just not fun.

    Hugs,
    Kay

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    1. HI Kay, I'm coughing, sneezing, having trouble swallowing and I can't breathe and my head is throbbing . . . pretty much a mess.
      But this, too, will pass . . . and when it has run it's course it will feel great to be normal again (well as normal as I was before getting sick, LOL)
      Thanks so much for stopping by.

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  3. Oh NO, I am so sorry!!! Did you get a flu shot? Your fabric is all beautiful, and your little rooster pin cushion is beautiful.

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    1. Hi Ginny, No I didn't get a flu. I just like to think each year that it won't hit me . . .oh well, I was wrong :)

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  4. Connie, I love your gift you won. so cute. Gee girl, I may have to get one of those threaders..hotdog what an invention. I used to be able to thread a needle in the dark....oh for good eye sight . xoxox,Susie

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    1. Hi Susie, great gift, right . . I was so surprised. I'll have to use them is some special project.
      If you have trouble threading needles this is a great little tool. I'm sure enjoying mine :)

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  5. Wow, look at all that great fabric. This would probably sit untouched for a very long time at my house because I'm always so afraid to make that first cut....lol
    sorry to hear you have the flu. Feel better soon

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    1. Hi Ann, I know what you mean . . . I'll have to look for a special project to use this fabric. Thanks for your get well wishes, at least it is only the flu and I'll be better when it runs it course :)

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  6. Dear Connie,
    I am so sorry to hear that you're feeling poorly. Sending you wishes for a speedy recovery!

    What a nice treat to receive that fabric. I just know that you'll make something adorable with it.

    Take care of you.

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    1. Hi Kerin, thanks so much for the get well wishes. I'll be fine in a week or so when it runs it's course. This fabric is so pretty I'll have to find a special project to use it :)

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  7. What a great surprise to win such lovely fabrics. I am sure you will put them to good use since you have your threads already. Hope you are feeling better soon. Lots of stuff going around right now. Tis the season to share after all :) Feel better soon and in the meantime, dream about how you're going to use those fabrics.
    Cindy

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    1. HI Cindy, what a lovely note . . . thank you for the get well wish and the humor about sharing . . . you are absolutely right.
      You made me laugh and the way I feel today, that was a needed gift :) Thank you .

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  8. Hope you feel better real soon Connie. Oh and happy quilting

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    1. Thank you so much . . . Nothing makes you appreciate good health, like catching the flu. I'll be on "cloud nine" when this is over :)

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  9. Connie,
    What a wonderful win for you. I know you will create beautiful things with those cute fabrics. Hope you feel better soon.
    Kris

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    1. Hi Kris, thanks so much for your sweet wishes . . . After this flu runs it's course, all have to give some thought to what I should make from this gorgeous fabric bundle :)

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  10. Terrific surprise, Connie! I'm with you on hating to open them up. They do look so pretty.

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    1. Hi Sally, they sure do don't they :)

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  11. Neat materials...looks like you had a little bit of Christmas early :) Hope you are feeling better, a little bit of lemon and honey tea will do wonders.

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    1. Lemon and honey . . . that sounds perfect.

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  12. Hope you are feeling better soon, Connie! Those fabrics are beautiful, love the colors. Bet you can't wait to play with them, lucky you!

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    1. Hi Donna, right now i just would like to be able to swallow without pain . . . but when this darn thing runs it's course, I'll be digging into that gorgeous fabric bundle :)

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  13. Hi Connie! Thanks for your sweet note over at my blog! I am following you now too and can't wait to catch up on some of your posts. =)

    Jeanine

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    1. Hi Jeanine and welcome . . . I am delighted to have you as a new follower.

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  14. Oh, sorry you are not feeling well..... I hope your sweet gift made you feel a little better! Such scrumptious fabrics! Love the needle threader - I think I need one of those. Your chicken is so sweet with its thread tail. Hope you get to de-feather it soon. Hugs xo Karen

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    1. Hi Karen, I hope that I'm feeling better and can puck that chicken soon, LOL. Thanks for the laugh. You know that laughter is good medicine and that's just what I needed :)

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  15. Ooh, get better soon! Adorable pin/needle cushion - I think I'm gonna have to try and make one of those! :)

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    1. Hi Marie, That little chicken pin cushion is easy and fun to make. I have a tutorial on my October 1, 2013 post. If you make one I'd love to see it. i
      I hope you will add it to a post :) thank you for the get well wish I truly appreciate it :)

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  16. What a perfect gift for someone so crafty and creative! I am so sorry to hear you have the flu though. I hope you will feel better soon and be back to doing all the things you love best!

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    1. Good Morning Melanie, thank you for your sweet wishes, I'm living on Day-Quil through the day and Night-Quil through the night . . . my fever has broke so hopefully I'm heading into recovery stage. It sure will be glorious to feel normal again :) My Christmas project time is ticking away :(

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  17. Hi Connie, I'm so sorry you are sick, get well soon! That fabric giveaway could not have found a better home! Love that chicken pin cushion, too.
    Feel better soon, Dorothy :-)

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    1. Hi Dorothy, you are a sweetie pie. That pin cushion is so easy to make, I have a tutorial on my Oct 1, post.

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  18. Hi Connie, great idea to thread ahead. Saves time. Following.
    Joy

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    1. Good morning Joy, I am excited to have you as a new follower and looking forward to becoming great blogging friends.

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  19. Love your little pin cushion! He is a cutie!

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  20. I'm quite envious looking at that tempting pile of fabrics! What a lovely surprise :) I'd love to have that waiting for me on my doorstep! I wonder what you'll make with them?
    Jess xx

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    1. Hi Jess, I am excited about them, too. I just what to be sure and do them justice :) Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting :)

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  21. Connie I am so sorry your are sick I hope you get to feeling better real soon...it looks like you are set up for lots of needle time when your head stops aching I hope you enjoy every minute of it.

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    1. Good Morning Deann, this morning I feel like I am over the worst of it . . . I'm still congested, but the headaches are gone :)
      It feels so good to be on the mend, thank you for your kind wishes.

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  22. Hi Connie, I've been MIA myself lately, but not with the flu. Been very busy......I pray you are over this soon, 10 days is too long!! I love your new header especially the pic with you on the floor!! It so CUTE! That bundle of fabric is so pretty wrapped up....I wouldn't want to open it either! That little needle threader thing is something else.......what a nice gift! I'm sure you can't wait to get back to quilting/sewing!! It's so good to see these talents carried on........Blessings~~~Roxie

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    1. Good Morning Roxie, for the first day is what seems like so long, I feel like I am on the mend. The headaches are gone even though I still have some congestion, but feel so much better :) Thank you for your sweet wishes I really do appreciate them. So, here's to a later start than usual on Christmas decorating . . . I think that I will put some Christmas CD's in the player and at least get our mantel decorated today :) Keep Smiling, Connie

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  23. What a special surprise! I'm so happy for you - you'll make something wonderful! -- Jan

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    1. Hi Jan, thanks so much for stopping by . . . have a lovely day :)

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  24. Have fun with all your sewing supplies.

    I want to make a quilt, but the sewing machine is in the garage which is like a refrigerator these days.

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    1. Hi Carol, I can not wait to see your quilt, your primary colors always look so pretty :) Have a great day!

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  25. Hope you are feeling better and back to quilting soon! The needle threader is a wonderful gift for anyone who sews and would be much appreciated I'm sure! Thanks for visiting my blog and look forward to seeing what you make with your new stack of pretty fabric!

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    1. Hi Jamie, thanks for popping in to visit, I love company :) I woke up this morning feeling so much better, thanks for the get well wish :)

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  26. I hope you feel better. The fabrics look lovely. They will turn out great in a new quilt :).
    ~ Maria ~

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    1. Hi Maria, it is wonderful to see you, thanks so much for stopping by. I am feeling much better today . . .the best that I have felt in two weeks :)
      Thank you for your kind wishes . . . Connie :)

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