In my part of the world we say you are a fool if your passion for a pursuit overcomes all practical sense. I am a stitching fool, and I stitch foolishness.

Monday, January 13, 2014

I won, I won, I WON!!!!

I won the scissors stand that was the prize for the last day of Tricia Nguyen's 12 Days of Christmas giveaway!!!

To say that I am excited is an understatement!  You must understand, I have been craving one of these stands for years, but the practical Scots-Irish Presbyterian who lives in the back of my head always whispered in my ear that I could buy a yard of linen or a pile of silks that I could then use for my embroidery for the price of the stand.

I've hinted to Dearly Beloved that this would be a lovely gift for a Special Occasion, but his view on needlework is that I'm going to figure out a way to rationalize what I want and get it for myself anyway, so he goes for something else. It doesn't make any difference now, because I WON!

(I very rarely, in fact, pretty much never, win anything, so please pardon my loss of decorum.)

(Maybe you should also forgive my assumption that I ever have any decorum anyway.)

I doubt there will be much embroidery tonight. I'm busy auditioning scissors to see which pair deserves to sit in the stand.


  1. What beautiful and rare gift. Enjoy it!!

  2. Congratulations! You deserved this so I am very glad you won it.

  3. Congratulations, Ann! It is a lovely piece!

  4. Congrats on your win.
    It's beautiful.

  5. Lol! Someone made you really happy :) So glad you like your gift, it looks lovely!! I hope you found the perfect pair of scissors for it :)

  6. Congratulations Ann, I have not visited before but now I will,if even just to to admire the prize and see it in different settings -lol. Now off to see what I have been missing and look through the older posts.
    Great to meet you.

  7. Congratulations-- I hope the auditions went well and that a very deserving pair was cast for the part :)

  8. Congratulations, it's gorgeous!