Today has been a long day of stitching, trying to get caught up on some custom orders, but as I do these all-day jaunts of stitchery I find that I am slowly working myself into a semi-arthritic state and I'm not even 30! I could use any tips anyone might have to help with sore aching fingers/hands. I figure a hot water bottle might help a bit...or maybe just taking a break hah. In any case, there will be quite a few days like this since I have 3 bags to do, plus another one or two to post to my shop. I need to set aside time to make stuff for my shop again - the stock is slowly dwindling down!
Anyway, that aside, I got a fantastic package from Nellie finally! I was afraid the Mail people were playing tricks on me making it take so long to be delivered. Here are two hoops she made me on my wall already =) (I snagged the pictures from her blog since mine just weren't turning out with the weather all crappy today).
Here they are on my wall with all the other hoops I've traded for or made myself. Running out of room!
And an awesome bag with a neat lion print - I can't believe she drew that herself, it looks so realistic!
And since I don't have much else in the way of crafty news to share I decided to take part in something a little sweet to give back. Pssss, thanks to Nelly for whatever she'll send my way ;)
The first three people to comment on this post will receive a little gift - something personal from me to you. Within 2 months I'll create something unique to share with the first three people to comment on this post. But in order to receive your present you have to play along.
Spread the love on your own blog promising to send a little special something to the first three people who comment on your post. You get 72 hours to re-post, or I'll have to move on to the next person. Please only comment if you're willing to pay it forward. If you want to receive something unique from me in the mail and if you are willing to do the same for others, leave a comment below!
Please leave your email address so that I can contact you directly! And blog URL so that I and others can visit your blog! Again, I want to emphasize that please only comment if you're willing to pay it forward. Nobody likes a taker.
Who's down for paying it forward craft style?