Monday, August 24, 2009

~Way Past Due~

In the last several weeks I've received two wonderful packages. The first from our last TDIPT swap. The rules for this swap were for just one item, handmade, and for whatever holiday or time of the year our swap partner chose. My partner was Mary Fischer or Mare, as we call her, of OAKHOLLOWSTUDIOS I love Fall and Mare handstitched me this gorgeous penny-rug style table runner. Aren't the colors beautiful?

The second box was completely unexpected! Kathy of
SWEETWILLIAMPRIMITIVES had a surprise giveaway on her blog. She drew her winner from those that follow her blog. I was most fortunate to be the name she drew! I knew what I had won, she had a picture of the prizes on her blog. When the box came I was thrilled to open it and see the wonderful little hanger "Hallow's Eve" that Kathy had stitched, a Jack-O-Lantern stitchery pattern, a yummy smelling Pumpkin Cinnamon spray and a little unexpected treat, a package of canning labels. Kathy is a follower of my blog and she knew how much I've been canning this summer. Take a look at all the goodies she sent me.

So Kathy and Mare, the "Thank you's" are way past due but no less heartfelt. I love each thing I received and will treasure them. Both handmades will be part of my Fall decorating this year. Both of you are very talented and I'm so glad to have something from each of you.

By the way, the pumpkins in the pictures are a few from our garden. Their medium and smaller size make them perfect for how I like to use them. When I get my Fall things all out and displayed I'll take some pictures and post them here.



Doreen said...

Good morning Diane. I love your swap gift from Mare..and how luck you were to win Kathy's lovely giveaway :)

Our pumpkins are finally coming along...hope to have at least a few to put on my porch.


Anonymous said...

Hello Diane~Thank you for your sweet "thank you"! (: Your penny rug gift is just gorgeous! (and) I just love those pumpkins!!!Blessings friend!~Kathy