Sunday, January 1, 2012

Don't ya love it when you've "got mail"??

I wanted to share several things that have come my way recently . . .

One is an adorable little stocking that was hanging on my tree in a place of honor this year --- Barbara over at Cat Patches blog created this cute stocking for her Pay It Forward giftie to me! I love it! The expression on the reindeer is really cute . . . kind of a "but-I-didn't-finish-off-the-eggnog-so-why-are-you-blaming-me" kind of look, don't you think?

I received this scrumptious charm pack of Ruby, and the wonderful Schnibbles pattern, too, from Miki over at Miki's Fabric Creations. Thank you, Miki! I have plans for those!

The wonderful grocery bag came my way from the Green Bag Lady blog. She and her volunteers do a mighty big job of making and distributing fabric bags to replace plastic ones for shopping. You should check it out at her blog! As part of the SewMamaSew giveaway day I received it and also the smaller produce bag that you see there. (Pay no attention to the sleepy kitty on the couch . . . no cats were harmed as a result of this blog post -- he went right back to sleep after the flash sparkles died away.)

Personally, I think shopping for groceries is way more fun with cloth bags to cheer me up, and the little produce bag is a truly inspired idea. I really hate those super-thin bags that you put okra, beans, and corn into, only to have them split and dump your goodies everywhere! I think I will make some more of these, and get rid of that problem all together!

The last lovely that I received is the beautiful Christmas tree ornament from Kelly at Live. Love. Create. blog. I really love the way she used so many different techniques on one project; there's a stamped sentiment, some applique, and then the extra bling puts it right over the top!  This one arrived too late to go on the tree, but you can bet it will be hanging there next Christmas, Kelly! Thanks so much!

Thanks to everyone who made my trips to the mailbox WAY more fun!