God grant you the light in Christmas, which is faith;
the warmth of Christmas, which is love;
the radiance of Christmas, which is purity;
the righteousness of Christmas, which is justice;
the belief in Christmas, which is truth;
& all of Christmas, which is Christ.
--Wilda English

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The Silver Needle & SAL Update

I do so love receiving an order from The Silver Needle!  Why, you ask?  Just take a look!

Whenever I've purchased something from TSN, it has always arrived wrapped in pretty or festive paper.  It's nice when a shop takes the time to make things special for their customers   : )   They have always included some kind of free gift with my orders as well, but more about that later.  For now you are probably wondering what goodies lurked beneath those pretty papers.  Wonder no more ... here they are ... all Olde Colonial Designs   : )
Left:  Pyn Purse Cushion Kit
Right:  Needlework Garden Snip Basket Kit
Waste Knot Want Knot Chart with backing fabric & embellishments
Waste Knot Want Knot basket
A Needlework Garden & Needlebook Chart Pack with backing fabric & embellishments
Lidded basket
Suggested linen & threads

My photos aren't very flattering.  You can click here in order to view them on TSN's site.

I ordered another Olde Colonial Needleworks set but it had to be back ordered.  

The Silver Needle also sent me a little gift ... a pen with their store name & logo ... but I neglected to take a photo of that.  It's a cute one though   : )

I'll maybe share a few other goodies with you tomorrow.  For now, I want to show you my progress on Snow Angel ... my SAL with Sally.
Yes, it's wrinkled.  Yes, it's wonky.  It's a WIP. I'm not going to run upstairs & heat up the iron every time I take a picture of some unfinished design so excuse me if this offends you   : )   I think I have a good chance of reaching my goal to finish this by the end of March.  All I have left to stitch is a pet & a yard full of snow along with some flakes falling down here & there.

God gave me this verse this morning.  It was indeed a word in due season ... a wonderful gift   : )


Carol said...

I love getting stash in the mail, too, Shirlee, although I've never ordered from the Silver Needle. Looks like you have lots of great projects in your line-up :)

Lovely, lovely progress on the Snow Angel (wrinkled or not!!)...

Pam in IL said...

Wonderful goodies! I do love the way TSN packages my orders too. Snow Angel is looking great -- and I don't care if it's wrinkled, lol.

Robin said...

Your Snow Angel WIP is looking super, Shirlee! I wouldn't worry about the wrinkles; it doesn't bother me. It looks like you received some fabulous stash additions. Good for you!

Robin in Virginia

marly said...

What a lovely bunch of goodies!

Judy said...

Lovely projects you have ordered. It really is fun to recieve an order of stitching stuff! Snow Angel is beautiful.

Judy Heartland stitcher

Simply Victoria said...

Nothing like some pretty happy mail! I have drooled at TSN but not ordered from them yet. Snow Angel is looking lovely.

Annette-California said...

Love your new stash! I didn't get to see those darling charts and certainly not the basket or box one. They are beautiful Shirlee. One of my boxes came packaged just like yours but I didn't get a pen I got some jelly belly's - lol.
Great progress on Snow Angel. I don't mind the wrinkles either.
love Annette

butterfly said...

Your new stash looks lovely , and your SAL is coming out just wonderful hugs.

Sarah in Stitches said...

Your goodies look lovely! I'm sure you're going to enjoy them all. Your SAL progress is beautiful too! :D And I like the spring-themed header and background you settled on!

Marilyn said...

Oh, what great goodies!
Love the little purse pincushion.
You've made great progress on Snow Angel. It's such a pretty piece.

Chris said...

Lovely new stash Shirlee!! Those little thoughtful details mean a lot don't they?
Your progress on the snow angel is wonderful. I think you are close to a finish.
Have a wonderful week!!

Julie said...

Lots of lovely things insisde your parcel, the basket is adorable.

stitchersanon said...

I have never ordered from them but will def. be popping over for a look. Amazing stitchy goodies!

KimM said...

OOOOOOO - so many lovely things! I love your Snow Angel. Pretty, very pretty.

cucki said...

Aww so many sweet things..I love getting stash in my mail too...
Very pretty stash you received..
Sweet wip.
Happy stitching x

Vickie said...

What a perfect Bible verse that turned out to be. God's Word is so true!
Wow! I have never seen those wonderful projects. Awesome!
Snow Angel is looking very, very good.

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The Inspired Stitcher said...

I have to agree, the Silver Needle's packages really do make you feel spoiled. Love the new stash!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

What a great company to order from, it's like a mini birthday!

Snow Angel is looking good too. I tend to use the computer scanner for my WIPs because it's easier so they get flattened that way!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Oooh what a lovely way to receive a parcel!!!

Your Snow Angel is just lovely!

Maggee said...

Your Snow Angel is really pretty, and I look forward to seeing it finished! What a really nice service Silver Needle provides! Hugs!

Anne said...

Lovely package from The Silver Needle! So sweet of them to wrap everything. I've yet to order from them but perhaps next time I will!! Beautiful progress on the Snow Angel....aak those wrinkles are hurting my eyes!! Where's the iron? Just kidding :D Hugs!!

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

Sweet, sweet goodies to get in the mail :) I'm going to my LNS today to get some myself! LOL!

geeky Heather said...

Lovely, lovely goodies!! I try to stay away from that web site, because I always get into massive trouble there!!!