Mr Postman has been kind
I was expecting the usual from Mr Postman, bills and bank statements but this couple of weeks, he's been kind. He has delivered me my first mailart exchange from Connie on May 14. I knew that Connie was the first amongst the participants from Legacy Embroiderers Guild to finish hers but thought that it was going to Toni from the pic she has posted in her album. Mine I presumed was still in the making by another secret partner. How wrong was I until my colleague who was sorting the mail commented that, "this is a beautiful envelope", that I realised it was for me. Oh, I absolutely love the theme Connie had chosen for me and gosh, her work is so neat. Each stitch is perfect; pact flat with no kinks and that brings out the shine of the floss.
This is the first mailart I've had; never stitched nor received any before, and you know how it goes when its the first time... Thank you, Connie, you have made me very happy.
Another surprise came as a RAOK from Barbara or BJ as she likes to be addressed. Actually it shouldn't be any surprise if it comes from BJ as she is ever so generous. One member after another at NNC has been getting surprises in the mail from her lately and I count myself blessed to be one of the recipients. This is another first for me; a pinkeep. Go to BJ's blog, she will be able to tell you more about this. Don't forget to read about the little competition she is holding. The deadline for sign-up is May 31 so hurry! I'm in on this one. I'll be stitching "A Bouquet for Cheryl" with Carrie's Romance.
Good things come in three fold. It's not free but at least, it didn't go missing! I'm talking about the collaboration packs that I have ordered through Country Stitch - Summer Fantasy and a back order, Nature Hues that Catherine discounted for me. This is the first time I've ordered through Country Stitch since The Dye Is Cast has shutdown. It was a pleasant transaction and I'll be buying from her again. Now I am off to earn more $$$ to stash.
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