What a surprise!! When I pulled into my driveway after work this afternoon, there was a big box sitting outside my garage door where the postman had left it. I thought that maybe Mike had ordered something from a wholesaler or some such thing. Then I saw my name on the box and thought that maybe it was the Harvest House Exchange, as that one is due to arrive now... or maybe, just maybe, the Grateful Hearts Exchange since that one just had its posting date... but nope! It was the SBEBB Halloween Exchange from Michelle! The posting date is not until October 10th for this one (I haven't even stitched mine yet...), but lucky Michelle is going to be induced into labor tomorrow and wanted to get this out to me before her hands got really full with her new baby boy! Oh my gosh - look at this, she utterly spoiled me! I already emailed Michelle, but want to thank her very, very publicly here too - what an awesome and unbelievably generous exchange! As you can see, Michelle stitched me not one but THREE pieces! Aren't they wonderful? Spooky Time is her first ever pinkeep - you would never know it. It is absolutely perfect. And she sent me a chart (Jeannette Douglas' Acorn Stitches) off of my wishlist, some fun Halloween trims and stickers... and this adorable little witch's hat trinket box...
...here is a closeup - the chain has a little spider on it - oh, I just adore it! Michelle is such a sweetie!
And, of course, it is Monday, and that means HOHRH night here at Casa Sutcliffe! Yep, it is still a little difficult to see the stitching in this block, and I am sure it will show wonderfully when all that black fill in is stitched... but the roof colors are showing better than anything else is in the block now. It's been an easy start to this intimidating block so far!
I am still not caught up on blog reading... but I really hope to get there soon! ;-)
Stitched on today: Stitched on Autumn Quaker Exchange project, and Houses of Hawk Run Hollow