I belong to a number of Yahoo stitching groups. I seem to lurk on many but I try to keep up with the postings. Reading the blogs of others. Checking their webshots albums of finishes. Being inspired by the wonderful stitching of others. Well, one of the groups is getting ready for a stitch-a-long. The catch? The wonderful, whimsical and adorable patterns being used for the SAL are up for sale. Payment by Paypal only.
(To make what could be a rather long story I'll just state that I will not use paypal. Because of them my checking account was a mess for quite a while and I was robbed of over $300 in fraudulent charges. And, yes, I am absolutely certain it was because of Paypal. )
When I saw that the patterns were only available through Paypal I was so disappointed. I emailed the designers to ask if there were another way to pay and if not I would have to pass on the SAL.
10 minutes ago I look at my inbox and see an address I don't recognize. Hmmmmmm the title says Christmas SAL Book. ?????? Oh maybe it's an answer to my query about alternate payment.
Nope. It IS the book of patterns!!!!! Along with the note that read:
Dear Stitcher, A friend want to make you a gift (see file attached), enjoy! :0)Whoever you are Thank you from the bottom of my heart. God Bless you. You have really made my day, my week, my month. You are an angel in disguise. A heartfelt thank you will be stitched in each design I do.
Happy stitching! Barbara
Now to decide which to stitch first. :)
Oh, yeah, the SAL is a new set of Christmas designs by Helga Mandl designs and Barbara Ana designs. I'll post a photo of the designs as soon as I hear from the designers that it's okay.
** I just heard from one the designers and she said I could post the cover photo. Aren't these designs just adorable!! The Yahoo group for Helga and Barbara's deigns is Wonderful XS World .
Until then............. love and stitches