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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Great Things in the Mail!

Here's Oreo
wishing you a happy day!
She's actually one of our
two barn cats that comes
in to sew with me from time to time.
She's found a happy place
in one of my scrap baskets.
Gotta love her!

Do you love a great story?
I do!
So here's mine...

I was looking in Flickr for some inspiration
and can across this very talented gal
who's Flickr name is Chloeandme.
You can view her photo stream

I loved her work so much that I sent her a Flickr message.
I honestly did feel like kind of a stalker,
but now that you've taken a peak at her work,
can you blame me?
She's amazing!

Well...not only is she amazing,
she's sweet as all get-out.
Through our conversations she
asked if I would be interested in a private swap.
Who? Me? Swap with you?
Heck yeah!!!

So....check out the package I received:

Is this not one of the CUTEST pouches you've ever seen??
Here's a close up of the work I love SOOO much

how amazing is this??
Look at all the detail.
She totally puts me to shame.
Receiving this package in the mail
was just as exciting as winning the lottery!
Not that I know what that feels like,
but I bet it feels just like what I felt when I
tore open the package like a little kid at Christmas!

And she also sent me these awesome scraps.

I am still in awe.
And I just feel so blessed!
I cannot believe the incredibly
talented, sweet, beautiful people I have met
through blogging and groups in Flickr.
Every single day
I get more inspired
to try new things,
or perfect what I know I can do.
It's just amazing!

I am just sending off her package today,
so I will post pictures of that after I know she's received it.
Let's just say
that I don't hold a candle to her talents,
but I tried!

OH!!  And I just realized April 1st
came and went and I didn't post my weight loss update!
March was a pretty good month.!
My total overall weight loss
is now
21 lbs.

I hope you find lots to be thankful for today!


Cindy Sharp said...

Oreo is adorable....just like the little hedgehog!

Melissa P said...

I love all the blogging and Flickr friendships too! We are part of a great community.

Oreo is just melting my heart with that look.

Shay said...

Ok –Loving the changes over here. Your blog header is gorgeous. (as are you my friend , as are you!)

Im in love also with your cat . Oreos are one of my most favourite things ever.

Your swap parcel is divine. Isn’t it wonderful when people are so giving and generous. It really gives me a thrill . Blogland is full of those sorts of people.

Way to go on the weight loss girlfriend. 21 pounds is SUPER!

Linda Coleman said...

Wow Cindy, love the pouch you received and in your favourite colour too. Congrats on being 21, that is lbs down of course. Hope you have a lovely Easter

linda said...

cindy how wonderful 21lb looking forward to seeing less of you :))))
and the pouch is adorable so it your cat,isnt it fab all these friends we make on the net !!!!
looking forward to seeing what you made !!