Tuesday, March 20, 2007

I Have the Nicest Friends!

Paradigm Lost night again - this sampler has been up every Tuesday for the longest time now, and can anyone think of anything to say about it anymore? LOL!! It is such a fun stitch, and I am thrilled that Jo and I will be doing another SAL once it is finished - along with Nicki this time!! - and it will be St. Reatham. I am already starting to think of what colors of linen and silk I want to use. The dreaming is one of the fun parts :-)

I have the nicest friends! And, here is another stellar example. Karen (wow, love your new blog template!!!) has just sent me the most unbelievable RAK!!! She hit my wish list really hard - and then some! I forgot to take a photo and it is late, so words will have to suffice. Now, it has been forever (since Angus fell ill) since I have had a good stash acquisition report. Karen took care of that for me in a huge way!! She sent me: Alyssum Scissor Pocket by The Cat's Whiskers, all of the Dinky Dyes silks needed for the Virginia Creeper purse by The Cat's Whiskers, a whole pile of new Just Nans: Daffodil Run, Making Friends, Queen's Heart, and Pansies Please. She also sent the new Quaker Mouse and Quaker Cat by The Workbasket... and.... Long Dog Samplers' St. Reatham!! I am utterly spoiled!! A bit speechless, to say the least!!

I owe a ton of replies to emails right now, and fell behind on reading blogs... Mike and I bought Eragon today and put it in rather late. It finally ended and I watched the weather and the sports... and now it is bedtime, so I guess I will try to send some replies from work tomorrow instead :-)

Stitched on today: Paradigm Lost

23 comments:

Barbara said...

Well, I don't know if I can say anything original about PL, but I do love your SAL nights on this project. :)

Wow, Karen is amazing! You must be floating on air!!! Hooray! You are so generous, it's wonderful to see that generosity come home to you!

Was the movie good? We've been curious about this one.

Heidi said...

This is coming out nicely, can't believe your still going strong on this one. I can't wait for it to be finished, lol. :o)

I want to do St Ratheam too! Can I join your SAL when you start it?

bunnyhead said...

PL looks amazing, I do love watching your progress on that one.

You were deservedly spoiled! Can't wait to see a pi of all those goodies :)

stitcherw said...

Of course we can find something to say on PL, as each time it goes up there is a little more of this lovely project to look at. It has been such fun watching this one grow, as well as reading all the comments. Remember the great discussion on the funny little bird?

What a wonderful RAK to receive. Have fun trying to decide which to start first, they are all great projects.
Sue

Isabelle said...

Sounds like a fantastic RAK, Carol! Lovely PIF you got from Dawn too :)

Karen's Blog said...

You're very welcome Carol:) Glad you liked everything:)

Vonna said...

Wow! Isn't that the nicest thinkg?! Karen WAS very generous! Congrats to you! Just affirms my theory that a ripple makes a splash! There isn't a more deserving person than y ou Carol :)

Sally said...

PL is looking fantastic Carol!

What a fantastic package from Karen.

Katrina said...

What a generous friend! Love your Paradigm Lost, it's really coming along.

Karoline said...

PL continues to look stunning Carol, what a lovely RAK to receive.

Michelle said...

What a sweetie Karen is! I am so glad you have stash now! And what lovely things she sent too. I just finished reading Eragon and loved it. We'll be getting the movie this week as well...hope it was good. I'm behind on blogs too, so don't worry about it.

Margie said...

I can still say how much I love it! LOL! Enjoy your new stash, that was so kind of Karen.

Stitch Wizard said...

Paradgim Lost is just coming along so nicely !! It is just really beautiful!! You asked me on my blog if I like 40 ct line and I have to say I just love it!! It is amazing to me how well 1 strand of floss covers on it and I feel such accomplishment being able to work with it!! Thank you for your nice comments!!Hope all the kitties are doing well!!

Julie said...

I wish my PL was as far along as yours. I haven't started it yet, but found yours so pretty that I bought the graph and materials. I love the blue.

Have you seen the SR finished piece on the Long Dog site? It is done in shades of purple and looks gorgeous!

I picked up SR last week at my LNS and carried it around for awhile but put it back down again. Now I'm going to have to reconsider.

Rachael said...

I love PL and would miss it if you didn't post it every week. So even if I can't say something original- I want to see it!

Nicki said...

How wonderful of Karen :) That sounds like an amazing parcel. So glad she gifted you St Reatham too :)

Is Jo joining us for St Reatham - what fun! Carissa wants to join too so we'll be four. When are you thinking you'll be ready to start? I need to get the chart and fabric still :)

Gill said...

Wow, what lovely gifts!

I love your Paradigm Lost - it's coming along beautifully!

quiltorstitch said...

PL looks so great, I love it!

What a nice friend Karen is, aren't friends such a blessing? You deserve it!

Hazel said...

PL is looking amazing!! I love the fabric you are using for it. Wow wonderful RAK! What a lot of goodies.
xx

monique said...

WOW! Karen gave you a wonderful suprise! I'm afraid to ask because I might need to get it LOL but what is St. Reatham?

BeckySC said...

PL is just amazing!

Sharon said...

Carol, you don't have to say anything-we all look forward to seeing your amazing progess every week. Sounds like you received some awesome stash-just lovely.

Lelia said...

Fab sampler progress. You get so much accomplished every day!

How kind of Karen to flood you with excellent stash!!! WOW. How wonderful.

btw, my son, Alex, said the movie is not as good as the book (eragon). There are two books in that series. I haven't read either one, yet.