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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Happy, Happy, Happy

Hello!  I hope all of you are enjoying some beautiful fall weather.  It is just gorgeous here in NC.  (Except for all the leaves in my yard.)

I recently won a giveaway from Shelly (An Arizona Stitcher) and boy was she generous! My package had a patriotic theme and you all know I love me some patriotic stuff.  :o) I was thrilled when the first thing I saw was this:
 
I have never seen these.  Isn't the packaging cute?
But that wasn't all....there were multiple packages wrapped individually.

 
There are lots of trims and ribbon.  Red buttons.  And I just squealed when I saw the needle minder with my initial and the little red scissors.  She also included the floss to stitch the LK design (I didn't have any of those) and the Book of Days. 
Thank you so much again Shelly for offering such a wonderful giveaway!
 
I also received a Halloween package from my dear friend Norma.

 A fabulous Halloween Mug Rug!  I have made several of these for others but never one for myself.  Norma does such beautiful and creative work.   Thank you Norma! 

This past weekend I noticed my thyme had died in my old coal pot.  I decided it was time to rescue this antique from the elements.  Here is what she looked like before:

 
Pitiful, isn't she?
And here she is after a little repair and painting:

 
Much better.  She is now inside and awaiting the idea I have for sprucing her up.  More on that in a later post.  :o)
 
So, for those of you who celebrate...are you all ready for tomorrow?
 
Almira certainly is.


 
She wants to wish you all a safe and Happy Halloween!

25 comments:

Vera said...

Too funny Myra!!! Great winnings. I owe you an e-mail...will write soon. xoxo, v

Barb said...

Great gifts! Be sure to wish Almira a very happy Halloween!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Wonderful goodies! Happy Halloween!

cucki said...

Aww very sweet goodies..
Happy Halloween x

Christine said...

Wonderful goodies, Myra! You'll surely enjoy all the stitching!
But I am really impressed with the transformation of the coal pot. It turned out so well!

butterfly said...

Lovely goodies , you must have been dancing around the room. Enjoy your halloween, oh love the bucket.

Chris said...

Wow!!! What a great costume Myra! What a wonderful patriotic giveaway. The mug rug is so sweet too.
Have a great Halloween!

Sally said...

Wonderful goodies Myra.

Enjoy Halloween!

Natasha said...

Wonderful little goodies. The bucket looks wonderful now, great job!
Happy Halloween

thegreytail said...

oh, so many wonderful gifts!
lucky you, Myra!!

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Vickie said...

Wow! Generous is right!

Sarah in Stitches said...

Congratulations on winning such a great giveaway! Happy Halloween :D

msmartello said...

Happy Halloween Almira! Awesome giveaway and I love what you did to your bucket. It looks new!

Maureen

valerie said...

Happy Halloween! I love your costume! Congrats on your giveaway win. It looks like you got a lot of goodies. Great job repairing your bucket. It's completely transformed!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Great goodies - congrats on the win. Love your costume. If you're having a contest, you should have a good chance!

Mary said...

You look great, Almira!! I hope you have a Happy Halloween and get your fill of candy and treats....
Congrats on your giveaway win. Such lovely things you have received.

The coal bucket is completely transformed. I'm looking forward to see what you do with it next :)

Safe travels tonight on the old broom, my friend!

Shirlee said...

You are so funny my friend : ) So glad you received such nice goodies!

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Happy Halloween Myra!
Love the costume and that smile! LOL
All the goodies are super and so happy you like the Mug Rug.
Hugs

Catherine said...

Wonderful goodies and fab costume!! Love how the bucket turned out!

Maggee said...

Thanks for sharing the gifties! They are lovely! Hugs!

Andrea said...

Great costume. The bucket looks like new again. Lovely gifts too.

Carol said...

What a lot you are in that withy costume, Almira!!! Hope you were a "good witch" to all of the trick or treaters who visited this year!

Love your gifts from Shelly and Norma and thank you again for my candy corn mug mat :)

Carol said...

That should read "what a HOOT..." (Darn iPad!!)

Mouse said...

love your winnings and you look fab my dear ... just perfect for the role ...lol
and wow the wee coal bucket looks great after its make over :) love mouse xxxxx