Friday, April 25, 2014

Look what I got in the Royal Mail...........

A little while ago, I was the fortunate winner of a drawing held by Helen Philipps 
I was ecstatic!  If you are familiar with her work you already know how talented she is and an artist at heart.  She has written books on cross stitch and quilting projects and is regularly published in Cross Stitch magazine.  So, now you see why I was so excited and still am!  I was afraid it had gotten lost in the mail and so was Helen but it arrived today!  Okay, I'll show you first and then write my heartfelt thank you to Helen.
First, look at how sweetly wrapped they are.  She has magic in her fingers as everything she touches turns into something beautiful.
 Gingham tissue paper...where can I get some?  If we can import cars and all sorts of mundane stuff why can't we get "the pretties"?  And sweet little flower stickers and washi tape.....
 Are you ready?  Oh my is all so infinitely precious........ can you believe it?  I mean really?
I was jumping with Joy except she wasn't even here! (Joy, that!)
Helen made the the little pink flowered bird and the heart and then sent me some cute polka dot ribbon from Cath Kidston and a little sewing kit from CK also.  Check them out.....

I told you she was talented!
And then some gorgeous Springtime fabrics.......
I am "over the moon" with all of it and my photos are on "cuteness overload"! 
  I have been trying to make Friday nights a creative evening with no television which isn't hard because there is nothing on t.v. on Friday nights and I seriously want to create something every day but we'll see.  I also need to clean everyday, landscape everyday, cook every day and organize everyday! But tonight I am definitely going to get out Helen's books and grab that fabric and sewing kit and C R E A T E !

Dear Helen,
    I cannot thank you enough for the lovely and beautiful items you included in your drawing.  They are very special to me especially the bird and the heart that you made yourself.  I will always treasure them.  You made my day, my week and I think the year so far!  If I sleep with the heart and bird under my pillow do you think maybe just a teensy bit of your talent might rub off on me?  You are such a lovely lady and not only hugely talented but with an extremely generous heart also!

Keep an "eye on the sky" this weekend as severe weather is expected Sunday and Monday and maybe even Tuesday across the middle of the U.S.  Happy Trails! 



  1. Congrats to winning such a nice set of gifts.

  2. Hey... lucky you! I am sure you will enjoy your little stash of goodies!
    Best wishes, Jay

  3. Cute stuff! Hope all the storms miss you! :)

  4. Such a cute collection indeed! I remember the give away on her blog, I entered too! You're so lucky to have won, I can imagine just smiling receiving this in the mail! Can't wait to see what you'll create!

    Fingers crossed the bad weather skips over you..

  5. Dear Sam I am so happy that your parcel arrived safely at last! And thank you for writing me such a very sweet thank you note! I hope the storms miss you and you have a happy and crafty week!
    Sending love.
    Helen xox


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