Wednesday, September 26, 2007

In the summer I was reading through my favourite blogs, and discovered
the Dani at TKDchick was celebrating her 800th post by having a draw.
The winner of the draw would receive something made by Dani herself.
I left a comment, asking to be included in the draw, and thought nothing
more about it. After all, I never win anything. Well, guess what?????

I won!! Really!! And today, when I got home from work, and the dentist,
I found a package in my mailbox. I could bearly contain myself until I
could get into the house, drop my stuff, and open the package. What
would it be??

I only regret that it was too dark to take a truly decent photo of the
contents of the package, and most especially of the needle book that Dani
stitched for me. It's one of JBW French Country Cat. Somehow
Dani figured out that I love cats. Where on earth she got this idea from
I have no idea (cough...cough) but I figure the girl's just plain psychic.
The cat is about the same size as my thumb and stitched in the most
beautiful of verigated thread colours. The stitches are so tiny. And
of course the cat is made up of tiny motifs featuring cats in various
poses, birds, flowers and hearts. It's exquisite!!

This piece is stitched on 30 count (!!) coconut maccaroon Lakeside
Linen, using Silk n Colours Rusty Amber. Thanks to Dani for the
info. She also sent me a package of Piecemakers Tapestry needles
which I've read other stitchers go into raptures over so I can't wait
to try them for myself. There is a bundle of Autumn hued DMC
threads, a yummy looking piece of chocolate almond candy which
I'll share with DH, and a lovely post card which shows a scene from
the village where Dani lives. I love cards like this, and actually have
collected a few over the years.

These pictures give you a bit of an idea of how this piece looks, since my
own words just couldn't do it justice.

I plan to take this piece into work (carefully) to show it off to all the girls.
I talked to my Mom on the phone tonight, and told her all about this, and
she's anxious to see it too.

Thank you Dani for taking the time to do something nice like this for
someone you've only met on the net. It means so much to me, and I
will treasure it always.

Aren't x-stitch bloggers the greatest folk in the universe???

You betcha!!!! Cheers! Judy


tkdchick said...

Judy, I'm so glad you're over the moon with my littl parcel!

Louanne said...

Isn't that the greatest?! Dani is a true sweetie. How nice to get lovelies in the mail! Good for you!

Carla said...

Congratulation on winning...the package you received is lovely :)

Lynn said...

Isn't it fun getting surprises like that?! Dani's such a great person and her work is lovely.
By the way, she's got me hooked on Piecemaker needles too!

Shannon L. said...

Gorgeous ! :)

Gee, Judy, I never would have guessed that you like cats too LOL

Beatrice said...

Oh Judy are a very lucky girl.
To have something stitched by Dani is a treasure for sure.
What a wonderful gift!!!

Karen said...

Congratulations! Such a lovely prize.

Anonymous said...

What a lovely surprise you received in the mail! Thanks so much for visiting my blog and for your sweet comments. I can't wait to see the first issue of Victoria! I'm hoping it will be every bit as good as the old ones. ~ Lynda ♥

Gina E. said...

Congratulations on your win, Judy! You are so lucky to have something stitched just for you by Dani! I agree with you about cross stitcher bloggers being the nicest people - on the Internet, anyway!

Michelle said...

What a fabulous gift! Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Hi Judy! Thanks so much for your lovely comments on my blog! I'm really looking forward to this next chapter in my life. Happy Thanksgiving! ~ Lynda ♥