My favorite thing that came are these Pewter Gingher Scissors.
I have a little progress pic on CaHRH block 6 to share...
Not a huge difference from yesterday, but this picture is better. I have found that taking a picture in my light box (I use my Daylight stitching light for the light source over the box) is better than taking one outside. I get more accurate color doing it that way. Anyway, I hope to get finished with the house and get started on the sky today and hopefully I'll be finished with this block by this weekend. I plan to move up to block 3 and then go over to block 5, then 2, etc. Since I stitch in hand I figure there will be less handling of the actual sampler if I do it this way. Another thing I've decided to go back to with my silks is Floss-A-Way bags.
I found that they were getting really tangled on the Thread Drops and thus wearing them down. I will still use the Thread Drops for my cottons, but I think putting the silks in the bags will cut down on wear and tear.
Well, thank you all for your very kind comments yesterday! Write soon!