Thursday, November 13, 2008

Lucky number Seven

And I do mean lucky or maybe it is just a lucky day for me. At least a brighter day. And here is why.

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)
Happy stitching! Barbara
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.

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.

See Below:

** 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
Kathy

16 comments:

Carolyn NC said...

Adorable - and how nice to receive these and not have to worry about the Paypal! Can't wait to see the stitching!

kaghos said...

cool, i hope you have a good time stitching them

Rene la Frog said...

LOVE the designs....I just might have to look into those. They look like they are going to be fun and so cheerful. Congrats on the RAK, you deserve it.

Nancy said...

Very cute patterns and an even better way they were delivered!! I am sure you really appreciate the gift and will have lots of fun stitching them too.

Milly~ said...

What a neat gift. I bought these yesterday for myself.

Sadie said...

What a wonderful surprise gift. The designs look really fun.

Sherry said...

What a wonderful surprise! I don't use Pay Pal either. I have always found that stitchers and quilters are the nicest most giving people around! Enjoy!

shutterbug said...

You lucky girl! I just got the charts yesterday too. I really want to start on them but I have several things to finish first. They'll probably be for next year. I put my PayPal with a seperate checking account just for PP. And I only keep a little bit of $ in there.
Thanks for the tag. :o) I have posted it on my blog. :o)
Hugs, Elaine

Sandra said...

Very lucky indeed!!! Enjoy your stitching! Helga and Barbara are great designers and this SAL is too cute!

Meari said...

What a nice RAK, Kathy! Sorry to hear you had problems with Paypal. I've used them for years and have never had any problems.

Tracey said...

What a blessing! Gifts like this are the best gifts of all. Enjoy. Those are adorable!

too_busy_to_stitch said...

YAY Kathy!! I see you won an Ink Circles prize?? What did you get? I'm doing BoINK SAL with them, though far behind, lolol! Viv x

Debra said...

Oh how nice. You lucky girl.
Debra in Indiana

Deborah said...

That is such a nice story! Good for you and your secret friend.

Donna said...

Good things come to good people. Congratulations

Louisiana Momma said...

how blessed you are! And what a nice angel :-) What kind and generous people crafters are :-)