Hi everyone! I hope this finds all of you fat and happy...or maybe just happy.... as Turkey Day approaches. Thanksgiving truly is my favorite holiday. How wonderful to have a day set aside just for family and counting blessings.
November is always a busy, happy month for me, starting with my birthday and ushering in the holiday season at the end. This month, Jim and I have been gallivanting all over the state on two different occasions, I have two stitching finishes to share and as a result, I have a giveaway to announce, thus the title of this post. As for "Been There", Let me share some pictures taken earlier in November at the Egmont Key Alliance's Discover the Island Day. The weather was cool with a lowering sky and a brisk breeze, which made some very dramatic lighting for photos. This is the lighthouse as we approached it from the ferry.
We scrambled the dunes and hiked the pathways....
....and explored the beach in all it's late autumn beauty.
Jim, as always, took pictures, but I managed to get this one of him. Love you!!
It was my favorite sort of day and I only wish there were more of them!
So that's "Been There". and now for "Done That". After lingering away in my stash closet for more years that I'm even willing to admit, I finally and for good got my Armchair Necessaire done!! Remember this recent post?
...but the backside still needed a little love,
The deal I made with myself was that as soon as Sarah Tuel was finished the poor abandoned little lovely would get the pathetically small amount of time needed for it's long over due finish. And guess what? I finished Sarah Tuel!! But I've decided to save her for my next post, which will aptly be titled "Been There, Done That, Won the Giveaway (Part 2). Anyway that brings me to another
picture, which is of my necessaire, hanging - where else but - on the arm of my stitching nest.
The other part of the deal was that as soon as this little project was finished, I would offer the chart and any leftovers up for a giveaway, so that's what I'm doing now. If you'd like to enter the draw, please just sign on as a blog follower if you aren't one already and leave a comment on this post only. Maybe you can tell me which of the samplers on my stitching bucket list you like the best?
I'll announce the winner next Sunday or Monday, depending on how ready I am for the return of the usual work week.
But wherever been or whatever you're doing this week, I'm wishing you a festive and relaxing week full of good family, fun, and food. Happy Thanksgiving!