Mini Christmas Mailbox by Ruth Sanderson for HAED
[Picture from HAED website]
Isn't it lovely? I had been admiring it on Tricia's blog The Stamper's Stitches and Thoeria noticed my comment and very generously gifted me with it.
Thank you Thoeria! I will think of you with every stitch.
I already had a lot of the required floss as I am slowly building up my DMC collection, but I ordered the flosses where there was a full skein or more required, to make sure that there are no unwanted dye lot changes! Elder son and I had lots of fun on Saturday winding the threads onto bobbins. He was surprisingly good at putting the floss stickers on the bobbins and finding the correct thread! Here is my box about three quarters done...
Neat floss makes me really happy!
Unfortunately the floss which is used in the very top corner, where I like to start, was out of stock when I ordered it, and now appears to have gone missing in the post! So I'm not able to start yet.
I just noticed that the house number is 27 - I might have to try to change that as our house number is 127! I'm sure I could sneak a one onto the sign. Unfortunately it doesn't look anything like our house but I can dream!
I wonder if I could start it as part of Mega Mini Month Madness, well it is a mini after all!
Thank you again Thoeria, my friend.