Thursday, December 22, 2011


Geeze…there are no secrets around here!!  Whenever the UPS lady pulls up the dogs go into a barking frenzy…they are even more excited than I am! 

Yesterday the lady came TWICE!!  The first parcel was a WIN…a VERY sharp win…from Havel’s…I won a Give Away in Sew Cal Gal’s Christmas Quilt Show and Havel’s was one of the GENEROUS sponsors!! 

Let me show you what I received…

The loot came in this red mesh bag…very festive!


The first thing I was OHHHHing and AHHHHing about was a pair of little Dura-Snip scissors!  Look they fold out and you can wear them around your neck!!  I stitch every night and while we travel and I am FOREVER losing my scissors…well NEVER again…AND look at how they fold down..SAFE…I can even sleep with these babies and I’m not going to kill myself in the process!!  Man, are they ever SHARP!


OMGosh…just look at the Seam Ripper…when I’m not using it to rip seams I can perform a lobotomy!!  And they are stainless steel…so I can do it cleanly, safely and precisely!  Wow!!


Next to come out of the little red bag were these sweet little 5 1/2” scissors…and look they have a little sleeve that the blades slip into!  My hubby can now sit on the couch without the fear of getting scissors stuck up…well…we won’t go there…but let’s just say that they are nice, safe scissors…and very SHARP!!


And finally the Big Daddy of the Scissors…Yowzers…these Fabric Scissors are NICE and they slice through fabric like a knife through butter!! 

These scissors are for FABRIC ONLY…and if I see anyone using them for anything else…well let’s just say we will see how sharp these scissors REALLY are! haha  Just kidding…Sweet P would never hurt anyone…well not that much…


Thanks you Havel…just LOVE my new tools!!  I feel a little like Dexter now…think I’ll make a little carrying case for them…:)

The SECOND UPS lady brought me THIS!!  It’s an OttLite that I ordered from JoAnn’s Online Shop back on Black Friday…for ONLY $19.99!!  How could I say NO to a deal like that!


Eureka!  Let there be light!  And’s green…my favourite colour!!


Now I can SEE what I am cutting…which is always a GOOD THING!~

Have a THRILLING Thursday and Happy Quilting!~P


  1. whoo hoo.. congrat's. on your winnings.

  2. Hey, congrats. I had eyed those scissors up! I spent many hours entering Sew Cal Gal's giveaways, but no luck - maybe next time!

  3. Congratulations to you, Paulette!! Now you can have ever so much more fun! Merry Christmas to you and your family. Enjoy.

  4. Congratulations on your win! Great stuff and all very useful.

  5. I got the lamp in pink (my favorite color) and can't believe how big a difference it makes when quilting! It was a steal at 19.99 too!

    LOVE your scissors- have to look into getting them for myself now!

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family!

  6. Wonderful gifts you receive. You must live in Quilter's heaven.

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

    Blessings from Anne and John NZ.

  7. Wonderful goodies for a giveaway and the ott lite is a great idea for the trailer.


  8. Lucky you :-)
    Can see you also love snowmenn.....
    Wish you a merry Christmas.

  9. WOW looks like you won a CSI kit!!! Congratulations!!!

  10. About that lobotomy...when can I schedule Russ in for one??

  11. I have that same Ott lite and LOVE it too! Enjoy and have a wonderful Christmas even tho you are far away

  12. What wonderful packages. Sounds like you have an early Christmas!
    I'll be interested in hearing what you think of the Havels tools, once you've used them for awhile. They really look like "must have" for quilters.

    I've had an OttLite, like the one you have now, for many years. Still works (no bulb replacement ever). Very portable for quilt retreats too!

    Merry Christmas Paulette.


  13. now you can see where you put those sharp scissors with your fancy green light!!..the UPS lady must be on a first name basis with you by now!!