Wednesday, April 4, 2012

A REALLY Super Mail Day

Gentle Readers and Dear Friends I loved all the comments about yesterdays Post - thank you all very much!!  It really warmed up this cold, drizzly morning!!!

I am always happy about this Blog, and all the friends I have made through it.  I really enjoy the community kindness out in the Blog-o-sphere.  Although we may all be scattered across the globe this little world of Blogging brings us together with visible and invisible connections!!  I will have my 5 year Anniversary coming up on May 9th and of course I want to have a Gift-a-way Drawing... and I have some ideas percolating, so stay tuned.

Keeping with the theme of Blog Friendships I was totally overwhelmed yesterday by the Mail Guy - as he brought me some wonderful mail!!!!  In no particular order....  my wonderful RAK's .......

British Crown Jewels - from l to r  - State Crown made for Queen Mary - 1911, Imperial State Crown designed for Queen Victoria in 1838, reset in 1937 for King George VI, The Exter Salt, given by the the city of Exter to Charles II - 1660, The Ampulla - 14th Century and Anointing Spoon - 12th Century.  In Front  - Table Fountain, given by the City of Plymouth to Charles II - 1660, St Edwards crown - made for King Charles II - 1661

Bronny from over at Bronny's Bits sent me these great post cards from Australia.  She knows how I really enjoy royalty and especially the British Royal family and all the trappings!!

The next RAK is from Shirlee from over at The Easily Influenced Stitcher - she sent me a wonderful Kit I had seen but never got - 

- from The Primitive Needle - a great needle minder kit called "Thy Needle."  It is an all inclusive kit with a great piece of WDW "Tin Roof" linen, one of my favorite colours they do.  Designed by the late Lisa Roswell and in her great grave yard style!!  What a fun piece!

 From my new "Quaker" Friend Loraine from over at Sew Be it! - she sent me a great package...

....with a super piece of 32ct Vintage Mocha linen, some Kodiak Silk from HDF and some really nice cream - my hands get so dry that this Udderly Fabulous stuff really did the trick last night!!

I am really blessed to have made such nice friends and there so many others out there!! 
 Thank you all so much!!!!

My out of control stashing has hit again - once I get to looking on the evil Bay I find way too many thing I must have, need to have, can't do with out??  Oh, well, another little package came yesterday..

from l to r Merrily beams "Rules of Conduct," Hinzeit "Seasonal Birds," Sisters "Autumn Thanks" and Prairie Moon "Missing YoU"

I saw these cute charts and totally talked myself into getting them!!  I was really drawn to the "Rules of Conduct."  I have seen other versions out there, but really liked this one and the others just sort of followed.

There you go sports fans.  Thanks for stopping by do stop again!!

Take care,


Cathy Pavlovich said...

Wow, awesome mail day indeed! You can never have enough stash!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Awesome goodies, Edgar! Stash enhancement is always a good thing!

Rita said...

Wow! Enjoy all the new stash.

riona said...

Great stuff ... I particularly loved the postcards. Why do you think so many Americans have such a love affair with the British royals? Oh, hush, don't let my Irish grandmother hear that ... she'd smite me from the grave! Well, I expect all four Irish grandparents would frown but my mother's mother would definitely do some serious smiting!

Laurie in Iowa said...

It was a fabulous mail day... great new stash and lovely gifts. Enjoy!

Minnie said...

Great stash enhancement and you are so lucky to have such great friends too.

Vicki said...

Love the postcards! Will you display them? I have dozens of old postcards from the early 1900s-1910s. I have yet to come up with a good way to display them. I'm always looking for new ideas. Enjoy your day!

Anne said...

What a great mail day Edgar!! Love those crown postcards!! Nice stash haul there too!!!

Margaret said...

Wow, you have been spoiled by the mail recently, haven't you? Wonderful stuff! And great new stash too!

Mary in TN said...

Do you have a wish list on the blog? That way someone can share with you if they are finished with the pattern, have a duplicate, etc. This is the way I oftimes get rid of patterns I am done with .

Mary in TN

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Great gifts and great stashing! Now I want to go looking...

dixiesamplar said...

What a lucky stitcher...those are some awesome RAKs, and I love the new stash dash!!

Daffycat said...

Lovely RAKs! Great stash! Do you ever wonder what our mail carriers think of the varied packages we get? Maybe they think we are money launderers? LOL

Nan said...

What a great mail day indeed! Enjoy all your goodies.

Catherine said...

I'd say that was a super mail day!! So many wonderful goodies and great new stash too!

Carm said...

I've looked for that design of Lisa's since last spring. But, I never found it. How lucky for you to have received it with all the goodies. Happy stitching.

Susan said...

Great RAKs! That Udder Cream is amazing isn't it? My Mom buys me a tube every Christmas and it seldom lasts through the winter. Very nice stash. I love the colors in "Autumn Thanks",

DonnaTN said...

You really did have a great mail day. Can't wait to see all those future projects.

Veronica said...

I'm green with envy seeing your wonderful packages ^.^ Those collection of crowns sure looks cool. Lovely stash you've received too.


Mouse said...

ooooo well done on nearly five years of yackking and stitching :) and lovely gifts you got too that udder cream is brilliant .. use it a lot myself :0
and cooooo love that stash too :)
love mouse xxxxx

Christine said...

Congratulations on 5 years of blogging. Some great post there, all I seem to get is bills!

Sherry said...

Great stash! I love Vintage Mocha fabric. I use it alot! Enjoy!

Stitchinowl said...

Congrats on nearly 5 years of adventures in blogging! What a great mail day. I wish I knew you were interested in that Rules of Conduct sampler. I have it in my stash and would have been happy to pass it along. Have a terrific Thursday.

Julie said...

A mailbox full of beauties. The udder cream is amazing stuff, you'll wonder how you managed without it.

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