Thursday, February 25, 2010

A Wonderful RAK Arrives from the "Queen Bee" of Our Little Hive. :)

What a miserable day it's been outside! It's just a snowin' and a snowin' out there, but as the weather's been above freezing for several days prior it's doing nothing more than making the most un-picturesque slush imaginable! The report said 18-odd inches, however, so Dear Marc's company shuttered their doors as a preventative measure against stranded office-ites. So, he's been here all day, yet I can't quite "settle in". I wish I were a cat today; they always know how to curl-up and cozy-in, and should the weather spite them they know just the degree of disdain to exhibit so it knows they are unmoved. :D

I've been stalking the post with eager eyes these past couple of days as I was awaiting the delivery of this:



Lizzie Kate Quick It: Sampling Halloween, 30 ct. WDW Havana Linen (as called for), CC Stepping Stone (The one colour neither I nor the LNS had for NIKM ABC's from BBD), PS Santa 2006 (My favorite of their Santas!), and the Kelmscott Tudor Rose Scissors!


The fruits of a RAK gift certificate from Becky! I was on the fence for a long, long time about what to get, but finally had my mind made up for me when Myra, who received a similar gift, posted about getting The Same Item I'd been contemplating getting, which is the LK Halloween Quick-It with a cut of WDW Havana Linen. :D Myra is a great blogger, and I've so enjoyed knowing her since I first found her blog through the original Tiny Treasures Exchange we were both a part of. We were never partners, but I was new to xstitch blogging, and I checked out most all of the other members' blogs trying to get a feel for things. Myra is so talented and funny, and her works are so enjoyable to watch; I feel like she is just really enjoying herself with the things she makes! I'm really hoping that when spring comes, she'll be reinvigorated to tackle Dog's Day Out ;).

So, overall I was able to knock 2 charts off my wish list, try out a new brand (WDW) and count (30) of linen, "fill out my troop roster" for a WiP, and feed my scissors need! :D I feel like all my deliberating paid off in bigtime mileage! :D




More scissors porn! *squee* I've been wanting these puppies since they came out. Next up on my hit list is the Steweb style (also from Kelmscott). I've decided to stop (for today, at least, lol) pining for the Mia from Ginger (which seem to be about as common as a Gryphon) and those $500 Fox 'n Grapes scissors!



And here's another, 'cause it shows the linen color more accurately. (But, I can't say I'd spare you it even if it didn't!)

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I'd like to take a moment to thank you all so much for your kind visits and comments! Thanks for your kind words regarding Eileen's Mixer--I'll be doing my best to live up to it! If I could, I'd send every one of you a cookie! If you're *very* (and I do mean exceptionally) lucky you'll get one of the ones that are a full moon rather than a "crescent". ;)

Your Crumby Friend,
Berit

16 comments:

DonnaTN said...

You made some great selections! Love those scissors!

BeckySC said...

Enjoy, friend :)

Cari-in-VA said...

HOw very kind of Becky and what wonderful gifts you chose - LOVE the scissors, who are they by? I didn't see it listed, but of course I tend to miss the obvious quite often. And I am right there with you, those fox and grape scissors are fantastic, but of course, so is the price.

Sorry you are having more snow, Spring can't come quick enough for me.

Diane said...

Berit,

I just snatched up the last pair of Mia Ginghers at my semi-local Joann's yesterday - on clearance no less. (The clerk and I were both a bit befuddled at first when the computer rejected my 40% off coupon - until we realized they were on mark down.) Anyway, I already have a pair somewhere in the clutter-trap that is my house, but when the scissor addict in me saw those beauties sitting on the counter, I just had to buy them. :) If you would like them, please drop me an email (in my profile) and we can work something out.

Cole said...

I love the scissors!

Catherine said...

Great selections! Those scissors are wonderful!

MyLifesAStitch said...

Yay! Score for you!!! I love those scissors! They're the mini Tudor Rose ones, right? I've been eyeing them... I called my LNS on Monday to put a few Market things on hold (if they brought them back) - among them? You guessed it! The Steweb scissors. :)

Cute charts, too!

Here's hoping you can cozy in like a feline very soon!

Ann said...

I love the Prairie Schooler Santas and your latest scissor collection addition - I love scissors :>)

Thanks for the link to the Ikea cabinet. I'm trying to talk G into agreeing to it, I got his usual response "Where would you put it" - who cares, it's nice!!!

Deb said...

You made some great choices for using the gift certificate. And now I think I need a pair of those scissors!!

Carol said...

You made wonderful selections with your GC from Becky, Berit! Both Becky and Myra are just "the best"--must be something in the water in the Carolinas!!

Have a great weekend :)

mainely stitching said...

That linen is just stunning, Berit. You said it's a 30 ct WDW, but I missed seeing what the color is. LOVE it! :D Congrats on the great gift - Becky is such a dear. :D

Myra said...

Wheeee! Wonderful fruits of a RAK. I really like the Halloween one. ;o) Thank you for your sweet comments, I do enjoy my stitching but even more so my blogging friends like you! I felt that "poke" for Dogs Day Out all the way in NC. LOL I have been a negligent blogger this week - I am in Olympic overload and loving it.

Daffycat said...

Oh great stash! Those scissors are sooo drool-worthy!

Brigitte said...

You were doing a reat purchase for your gift certificate. How kind and generous of Becky to RAK you.

Kellie said...

Nice stash! Love those scissors! :)

Aurore said...

I'm in love with your scissors !!!!!!
Aurorebbb from 'un boudoir dans un tiroir...'