Monday, October 14, 2013

What a Nice Surprise

I'm sure a lot of you are seeing pictures of the Dyeing to Stitch Retreat that lots of lucky stitchers got to attend down in Virginia Beach.  I was unable to make it,  but wanted to personally stitch something special for Ann and Pat to have as a giveaway door prize during the banquet.  I had no idea who had won my creation until my blogging buddy Faye, 
of the Carolina Stitcher blog sent me the sweetest email and picture, letting me know how thrilled she was with her win.  Imagine my surprise and delight that someone I knew had won.
I used my pattern "Love for Labors All" to create a long drawstring bag.  Above is the picture Faye sent me.  She has it tucked in her pie safe all snug and illuminated by candlelight.  How pretty it looks and how happy I am that it found such a nice home :)  Thank you Faye for your kind words and for bringing such a smile to my face with your email.
 x x x x
I also designed a pattern especially for the Retreat called "Celebration Sampler"
I've had a number of emails asking me how the pattern can be purchased.
Since this was for the Retreat, Dyeing to Stitch will be selling the charts in their shop, so give them a call.  I'm sure they'd be more than happy to help out.
x x x x
Feels like a day off for me with the post office being closed for the holiday.
Thank you to everyone who purchased my new design "Wintertime" and for your wonderful emails and comments.  I've been busy packing up orders and I'll be shipping the second round out tomorrow. 
Until next time, happy stitching!
~Nan

14 comments:

marly said...

LOVE the bag Nan! Very nice banner photo too!

Bianca said...

What great retreat goodies!

annie said...

I love the bag, it looks wonderful there!

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Such wonderful goodies you sent for the retreat Nan.
I seen the beautiful pic of Faye's on Pinterest already too!
Prim Blessings
Robin

Michelle said...

Lovely Nan - I love your new header too x

Bev said...

lovely bag, wish we had stitching retreats over here in the uk x

Nieves Mª said...

So wonderful....

Hugs! Nieves Mª

Three Sheep Studio said...

The drawstring bag you stitched for the door prize is LOVELY Nan ! With all the women who attended - how neat that you actually know the person that won it !
And, the celebration sampler is a terrific keepsake of a great event. ;)
Love your new banner !
Rose

Robin said...

Love the new picture in your blog header! What a lovely bag you sent off as a door prize.

Robin in Virginia

Lynn said...

What a gorgeous bag! I understand why Faye is so thrilled with her win!

Myra said...

What a wonderful prize for Faye to win. I know she is thrilled.

Syd said...

I have to give Dyeing to Stich a call to get the chart Celebration Samper. Thanks for posting this. I started Beggar's Night tonight and have put a little post on my blog that should show up tomorrow. Also, what is the name of the piece that is in your header?

Penelope's Beehive said...

Beautiful bag ... lovely new look to your blog as well!
Happy day to you ...
Judy

Sharon said...

Lucky Faye, it's beautiful!