Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Thrice RAK'd.....

There are so many really nice folks out there and yesterday proved it once again!!!!!

The mail bought the sweetest pyn cushion from Kendra - I had sent her some ornaments at Christmas and this was her thanking me - I am the lucky one!!! Here is a snap of the front -


and here is the back -

It is just darling and looks so sweet in with the rest of my stitchy treasures!!!!
Thank you so much Kendra!!!!!!!

I was also RAK'd by dear Shay - she had a chart from "The Cat's Whisker's" email to me - The chart was designed to raise funds for the Bush fires in Victoria on Black Saturday - 2/7/09.
It is really cute - Thank you Shay!

I also heard from a friend in Germany -
she knows I like odd and different things and she sent me these...


These two chocolate bars have different and unusual flavours - the one on the right has pink pepper corns as an inclusion and the left one is flavored with chilies. I like chocolate - especially dark - but am not a nut - as was my Dad - he was oft quoted as saying" I like any flavor as long as it's Chocolate!!" especially milk chocolate. I on the other hand can take it or leave it - but when the inclusion is interesting I am intrigued - and these should prove to be tasty!!! I always love the Jelly Belly's and they are made right here in the Bay area - and they were tasty!!!! :)

I put together my "scissor frog" last night - I cut out little pieces of white felt to put at the bottom where the points would hit as I am worried that repeated hits on the points will dull them -and the felt should protect them and the glass -

I saw this on Terri's blog and really liked the idea - so now I have one also!!

The stitchy report last night is non-existent as I had a major iced tea spill all over the place and all I can say is thank the sweet lord that I keep every single project in closed ziplock plastic bags and all my overdyed floss' in these bags also - or it would have been a complete disaster!!!!!! Enough said lets move on!!!!!

The flicker last night was a real favorite of mine - "Show Boat" - 1936 starring Irene Dunne - I have no idea why this hasn't been released on DVD - but this version is way closer to the original story than the 1951 version. I love this movie and if you have not seen it I would absolutely recommend it!!

Thanks for stopping by -
Take care -
edgar

14 comments:

Gabi said...

What a cute cushion. Just lovely. Lucky you. Oh, and your scissor frog is awesome.

Sandy said...

I have a scissor frog also. Love it! I bought an inexpensive cork coaster to set mine on. Now with every snip I can use a different scissor and not worry about it scratching my table.

karen said...

love your frog. i have 2 just like it. LOL

Carol R said...

Gorgeous pincushion from Kendra - we love those Quaker patterns!

German chocolate is tasty - they do the darkest of dark chocolate too!

Your scissor frog looks wonderful and what a good idea to put white felt at the bottom to protect the points. I have a pale blue glass frog in my cabinet but was worried about using it for scissors for the same reason. Thanks for the tip! Now where did I put the felt?

valerie said...

Lucky guy! You got wonderful RAKs! Thank goodness that tea didn't do any damage to your stitchy stuff!

Sherry said...

What a great idea for the frog! And the cushion is adorable! See, I was right when I said that stitchers and needleworkers are the nicest people around!

Deb said...

The cushion is so cute. And I like the scissor frog too. Makes me wish I collected scissors!

Daffycat said...

Whew, thank goodness for plastic ziplocks! Your frog looks great!

Milly~ said...

What wonderful little goodies. Stitchers are just wonderful when it comes to sharing aren't they. Love the pin cushion.

Myra said...

I just love your scissor frog. Now you have given me something to seek when I am out and about.

Cindy F. said...

Whew, on the tea!! Edgar..you're so funny...lol...
"Enough said, let's move on!"
Love Kendra's pyn cushion! Beautifully finished:)
What an awesome RAK!!
Love the glass frog. Putting the felt on the bottom is a perfect idea....I still haven't done mine yet,,,but eventually!
I always enjoy your posts:)

Brigitte said...

You've received some great gifties. Enjoy all those wonderful goodies.
It's the third time that I see such a scissor frog on a blog. It's such anawesome way to display your scissors. Hmmm, I thin k, I'll have to look for such a thingie as well.

Linda K's Creativity Works said...

Wow Edgar...I just love your Scissor Frog...that is so cute and so adorable...I need something like that too for my Scissors Collection that I'm starting...LOL...

Take care & Happy Stitching

Yoyo said...

What wonderful RAKs you received. I'm not real sure I'd take a really big bite of the chocolate with chillies..but it does sound interesting. I saw this frog idea before as well, but I don't think it was Terry. Anyway I asked the blogger about the scissors points hitting the bottom, her frog actually has holes through the bottom of the glass. My frog is like yours but I'm checking the sales for one with holes all the way through.