Sunday, August 05, 2007

Bits and Bobs! A little post with Bits and Bobs -----------------

Friday brought lots and lots of 'Fun Mail' - oh how I love 'Fun Mail'. teehee

These are goodies I received from Miss Finn! She had a fun give away recently and my name was drawn. She asked for my address and I told her that she really didn't need to send anything to me and to feel free to send the goodies to someone else. Well, she didn't listen and sent the treasures in the picture. There are two redwork stitcheries, some feedsack fabric and a wonderful C & H Sugar sack. Finn you are a true delight with an incredible soul. I thank you!




A couple of weeks ago I won a package of charm squares from Sharon's personal stash (she cut these herself) and I was expecting the package from her. However, I was a bit surprised when it was a much bigger box than I anticipated. Inside I found little birthday surprises - the pattern that's upside down in the picture (I'll post a new picture later - lol) and the cute ME slipper pincushion. I can't remember how many squares are in the little mini stack but it must be a squillion and they are all different (no duplicates). I must find something to do with these treats very, very soon. Sharon, thank you so much for adding more fun to my birthday!




Walnut Litter - this is what I use to 'stuff' my pincushions. The first time I bought a 7lb bag and went through that very quickly. Recently my DH dropped me off at the pet food store so I could run in and grab another bag - imagine his surprise when I walked out with this 25lb bag - LOL. All he said was "WOW". :-)
I use crushed walnut shells because it's a good solvent for your pins and needles (removes oils and such).
Thanks for stopping by; you know I love it when you do!
In Friendship!


20 comments:

Carole said...

Well, I went to PetSmart and couldnt' find it! Perhaps, judging from the picture, I should have gone to the bird section as opposted to the hampster section! lol Fun mail is wonderful! It always brighten a day! Keep well!

Sharon said...

Well look at you, lucky girl!!!! Glad you got all those goodies. I hope they all cheered you up!!!!

I love my pincushion!!!

Linda said...

Well aren't you the spoilt girl then? Hope you enjoyed your birthday celebration week. Thanks for the info on the walnut stuff.

Wendy said...

How exciting and fun getting 2 packages in one day, they both look like great additions to your stash.
I didn't know about the crushed walnut, I'll have to look for that. Thanks for the tip. Is 25lbs a life time supply...teehee!

Bren said...

I told you...you reap what you sew! All those pin cushions were bound to bring you fun mail!!! You deserve it!

Connie W said...

Hmmm,never heard of walnut litter before. Interesting! Ooh, that is the cutest little slipper pincushion. It's fun seeing all the new novelty pincushions around these days.

Belvie said...

Hmmm! After receiving one of your wonderful pincushions...I began to wonder what kind of pincushion you use. Now I think I know...that lovely slipper one!!! Have fun sewing with those goodies...but make sure you don't turn the pattern upside down when you work with it!!! Teeheehee!!

Yvonne said...

Ahhhhhhhhhhh....good for you. Thanks for the stuffing info...I just love my pincushion. Enjoy your gifts.

Libby said...

Walnut litter, huh? Well, now I'm going to have to shop. At least this time Harper is welcome to join me . . .always a treat *s*

Debi said...

I will have to give this a try. What pincushion patterns do you use?

Suze said...

I am supposed to pick up dogfood after work so I suppose a bit of walnut shells will not be a problem.

Nan said...

Hooray for the mailman! You certainly got a treasure trove! I love the pattern Sharon sent you, even upside down. Very cute! I can't wait to see what you do with all those charming squares! And the goodies from Finn are wonderful as well.
I am fascinated by the walnut shells - I never would have thought of it. What a clever girl you are!

Judy said...

Fabulous pin cushion idea~! Gotta love the goodies!

gwen said...

Happy belated birthday. With all those goodies, it can only be fun. Great that you joined the 4 seasons swap!
I am looking forward to seeing more of your picnic baskets. Take care.

Meredith said...

Isn't it nice to get gifts in the mail? Thanks for the tip on walnuts. Enjoy

swooze said...

Nice loot! I thought the charms were star shape at first. Clever packaging!

Knot Garden said...

Great goodies, lucky you! I couldn't find crushed walnut shells when I went looking. I know you'll put them to good use:)

Vicky said...

Lucky you! The redwork and feedsack is wonderful!

I think you can find the crush walnuts at feed & seed stores, too.

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

Walnut shells - that's interesting. Is it for bird cages?

Dawn said...

Well, I had no idea the walnut shells were so good as stuffers for pin cushions! I always use that fine craft sand!

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