Tuesday, November 2, 2010

More Treasures from Wanda!

Part 2 of 2

In addition to winning Wanda’s fabulous Pumpkin Vine Bookmark (see prior post), I was stunned that there were so many other items hidden in the pretty red gift bag that she handed me at the restaurant on Sunday (Halloween), all part of a very generous Giveaway Prize for her 2nd Blogaversary!

Imagine my total surprise at receiving all of THIS, in addition to the Bookmark!

I certainly appreciate the time and effort that Wanda made into gathering, and in some cases, making or decorating, these items!

The attractive candle contains three scents: Maple Sugar, Pumpkin Spice and Caramel Apple Crisp. How yummy is that?!!! I can’t wait to light it up! (I didn’t even know there WERE ‘three-scented’ candles!)

Next to the candle is a lovely tea tin, decoupaged by Wanda with a pretty fabric (in my favorite colors), all around the sides and on the lid! I can now rescue my teabags from their cardboard boxes!

Inside the tin were all the items you see in front of it! I was amazed to pull all these things out of the tin while we were visiting!

- Lizbeth #20 Autumn Spice thread (one that I don’t have!)

- Three cute wood ‘paddles’ with Lizbeth solid thread samples
in Fall colors: brown, green and orange (the last two were used in her pumpkin
bookmark!) She labeled them with a green glitter pen! I notice these things!

- Three matching items (pictured below) all decorated with the
same pretty 'Falling Leaves' fabric:

An unusual ‘fine’ crochet hook with a cylindrical handle, again decoupaged by Wanda. I’ve never seen this kind of hook before! I have one that has a flat handle, but not cylindrical. Very ergonomic!

Clover shuttle, also decoupaged by Wanda, which makes it so special and unique!

Wonderful Needle Keeper, expertly sewn by Wanda!

Inside the needle keeper, complete with needles!!!!

This is so nicely made, and will be VERY handy!

And there were even MORE items! (shown in the first photo above)

A cute postcard from Kansas, which shouts “Hay! from Kansas”, also showing a big sunflower (the State flower)! :)

Pumpkin Seed Recipes”! Very handy for this season!

And another BIG surprise: Karey Solomon’s “Here be Dragons” book, which I have never seen before. It has amazing patterns in it!

I am so overwhelmed by all of this, from getting the notification that I won ‘something’, to making arrangements to meet, and to sharing that wonderful and special time together!

And she still had to continue on with her long road trip to Kansas (over several days), whereas I was only 45 minutes from home!

Wanda is such a delightful person – she is so cheerful and enthusiastic, and seems to have endless energy, not to mention her exceptional creative talent! Her blog, only two years old, is brimming with her own beautiful tatting designs (several of which she has shared with us) plus excellent ‘travelogues’ about her travel adventures!

And her devotion to family, friends and work is obvious. I’m so glad I got to meet her in person - plus her daughter and grandson! Quite an amazing day!!
I can only say: THANK YOU SO MUCH, WANDA!

This has been a very wonderful experience!


  1. Such wonderful goodies I cant wait to see what you will make!

  2. It was such fun to meet you, Kathy, we all had a great time. You can't believe how happy I was that I got to hand deliver your package! I don't know when the next time we'll be in your neighborhood, but when we are I will certainly give you a call. Enjoy all your goodies. Happy tatting!

  3. It has been such a treat to read about your exciting meeting with Tattrldy. Thank you for sharing!

  4. Such fun to read both of your blogs about your meeting experience! And what wonderful gifts from Wanda. Congrats on the win - AND the meeting! Thanks for sharing.

  5. Hi Kathy,

    Thank you for stopping by my blog!!

    The thread on the button ornament is Cebelia size 30.

    Our trip was amazing - if you are interested in seeing a whole lot more pictures, you can here, LOL! We were gone for about a month, and covered 7000 miles on the first leg, 1300 miles on the second leg. It was a *lot* of driving, but I'd never been east of the Rockies, so I feel I've really seen a good portion of America now.


    What a treasure trove you won! Very nice!