Sunday, November 25, 2012

Bell Ringer

 I thought you might like to see the Salvation Army bell ringer that greeted me at the Post Office Saturday. I should have snapped the picture on the way in because she was holding a bell in her mouth and nodding her head to ring it!   Her name is Libby and she's no bigger than a large dog. Too cute!  She seemed to be very successful in collecting donations!  She reminds me of the little pony I had when I was growing up.
I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving.  Our gathering was smaller than usual but we all did our part to consume the turkey an all the trimmings.  I am pretty sure no one was hungry when they left!  And, just a few hours later we felt obliged to tackle the leftovers! 
We continue to receive new designs at the shop.  The latest Shepherd's Bush kits arrived Saturday.  They are all nice but we especially like the little pre-made stockings.  You just do a quick stitch on the attached band and you have a perfect way to present a gift card or other small treasure.  We should have pictures on our website in the next couple of days.  The next update is "in the works". 
If you have something that you want to have framed for Christmas, you need to get it to us NOW!  We are framing as fast as we can and we do not want anyone to be disappointed.
I need to pay some bills so I'd better stop playing with Blogger!
Happy stitching,


  1. Okay, that is officially the cutest bell ringer I have ever seen! Thanks for sharing, Linda!

    I need to call you to get an auto-ship going - I want to do Country Cottage Needleworks' "Santa's Village" series...

    1. I'm glad you liked the bell ringer! I was totally enchanted when I saw her with the bell in her mouth. I should have taken a picture on my way into the Post Office but I was afraid they would be closed if I dallied! (As usual I was running late!)

      I put you on the list for the "Santa's Village" auto. Do you also want the button for each one? Fabric? The can be stitched individually or all on one piece of fabric. Just let us know your preferences! 800-455-8517

  2. What a sweet little pony! Wish I'd gone to the post office that day!

    There seems to be a trend for unusual Salvation Army bell ringers this year. So far I've encountered a guy dressed up (sort of) as a confederate soldier and a young man drumming on big plastic buckets, and it's not even December yet!

  3. My kids LUV LUV LUV to see Libby out walking when they're at my mom's!!!!