Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Thankful & a Winner

This blog is my happy place. I try not to share anything here that isn't happy.
Last week I was having a rough week. Your kind and thoughtful comments and emails were a healing balm. I am thankful for those of you out there that actually take the time to follow my blog.
Your comments mean so much to me.

I thought that I would share some final images of the Spring Green area while recapping some of the things that you are thankful for.

God's blessings, love and faith

Family (especially husband and grandchildren) and friends

the internet and blogs

hobbies and brick and mortar needlework shops

crafts, creating, inspiration


peace and freedom

Every new day, simple joys and small miracles.

Thank you so much to the 59 entries in my little giveaway.
The winner is...
#18 Linda Donzello of Arizona
Congratulations Linda! Your little package will be on its way shortly.

I almost forgot!
I wanted to share a little tip picked up at B&B...
Staples! They work great on wool.
Oops - sideways.
No pricking your fingers - great for traveling.
And when you are done, bend the fabric and they pop right out.
Just had to share :)
"For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives,"
~Colossians 1:9
Blessings, Patti


denise said...

beautiful pictures!

WoolenSails said...

Congratulations to Linda! Inspiring post, we all have our bad days, but it is good to remember all of the wonderful blessings, we do have, in our life.


marie said...

I use staples when doing my wool applique, even if I have fused them down. It sure beats using pins. Your fall pictures were wonderful

linda said...

I am so thankful to have won the giveaway! I truly appreciate your generosity. These autumn photos are gorgeous. Happy you had such a good time at B&B with the Bittersweet Sisters.

Karen said...

I had forgotten about being able to use staples to hold the wool shapes in place.

Von said...

What a beautiful post filled with thankfulness.

Judy said...

Lovely fall photos! There is always soooo much to be thankful for. Your wool pieces are very nice. Staples..who would think?

Judy Heartland stitcher

annie said...

Congrats Linda!
Loved the wonderful photos!
Need to try the staples (for sure).
Thanks for all your sharing!

Colleen said...

Beautiful pictures, Patti! Thank you for sharing. Hope you have a better week! Are you starting another "A Merry Christmas" banner? I'm still trying to finish mine.

Raymond Homestead said...

Beautiful post and pictures Patti!

Carrie ~ Cricketwood Prims said...

Beautiful pictures and memories of Spring Green!
I have never tried staples, I will have to do it!
Thanks for sharing.

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

Beautiful words to go along with the beautiful photos! That is a good tip about the staples :)

Kathy F said...

Might be a dumb question, but how do you get the staples up in the middle of the piece? My stapler won't reach that far. Just fold up the fabric?? Not too bulky?