No, this isn't THE surprise but I must admit I was a little surprised to find this guy underneath Ziggy's food bowl today. He was in a coccoon of some sort. I suspect he will become a moth someday? If so, probably a large one as he was rather plump.
I am closing comments now so I can choose a winner - thanks to all who commented!
THE surprise is a little giveaway I have put together in honor of my blog anniversary (Sept 26th marked 5 years of blogging), having over 130 followers (I am amazed that many of you stop by to read my ramblings), and to celebrate fall.
I am offering Just Nan's Hootzi Humbug chart from last year brand new with embellishments, a blackbird pincushion hand made by little ole me, and a fabric thread catcher. I tried my best to get a good picture of the blackbird but the lighting and black fabric just didn't want to play well together.
Now, what do you need to do to win? Just leave me a comment on this post telling me about one of your favorite fall traditions. I know one of my favorite things to do in the fall is to visit the apple orchard - fresh apples, apple cider, and homemade baked goods just scream fall to me. If you don't really have something you enjoy every fall just tell me your favorite color and we'll be good to go! I ask that you do not advertise this giveaway as this is my way of saying thank you to those who stop by my blog on at least a semi-regular basis.
I will have the random number thingy choose a winner to be announced next Sunday, October 16th. In the event one of my non-cross stiching blog friends is the winner I will happily substitute the cross stitch chart with a few fallish fat quarters from my stash and draw a second winner for the chart only.
Good luck! I am looking forward to hearing the things you and your family enjoy during the fall season. I really appreciate each and every one of you who stop by to visit.