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Monday, October 25, 2010

Gift giving and receiving...


At this weekends PALS Fall Fling retreat, I was so shocked and delighted to be given lovely gifts from friends who wanted to donate to my Pink Basket! Stitching friends are the best and these beautiful gifts truly touched me... Not only was I surprised at their generosity, I was humbled that they took the time to do such a kind act....
Karen made me the prettiest pin pillow called "Eat, Pray, Love"....darling pink handmade pins were included also~ And, Charlene made the "Hugs" pillow with darling tatting attached... That is a TRUE talent and the tatting is so delicate.... Also, Linda NC gave me the prettiest Kelmscott scissors called "Pink Snips" for breast cancer awareness...They are so nice and I LOVE them~~ Thanks to all of you~ It truly touched me to recieve these amazing gifts!!





And, here is the backside of Karen's pin pillow....She and Michele used beads to accent the back with the pink ribbon.... Putting our names on it makes it very special Karen!



Michele and Karen also surprised me with a bright pin pillow, handmade pins and a scissor fob using all those perfect beachy colors..... I LOVE it ALL!!~

I had made Karen this pin pillow to carry as a little thank you for all the hard work she has put in making our "Friends Stitching through the Seasons Exchange" such a success this year... Alot of hard work has gone into this exchange by Karen and I just wanted her to know how much I appreciated it....It has turned to be one of my favorite exchanges!

Bluebird
Blackbird Designs
Dinky Dyes silk floss/ 40ct cappucino linen
And, I wanted to thank Amy as well for organizing the PALS Fall Fling retreat with this small pillow.... I thought it might remind her of the autumn season and how many of us stitchers count on going to PALS and reuniting with one another.... Thanks again Amy for all you do~~!

Prairie Schooler
October
specified DMC

So, thats it for tonight..... tomorrow I hope to share photos of the Christmas ornament swap and the Friday night group exchange....That was alot of fun~~~ So, stay tuned.............


Happy stitching, Faye

15 comments:

natalie said...

Beautiful exchange pieces. :) So glad you had a fun time!

Siobhan said...

What gorgeous exchange pieces! How special that your friends contributed to your pink basket. I know that really touched your heart. :)

Bertie said...

Such lovely exchanges, you must have such fun out there. Wonderful contribution to your basket.:)

Shelleen said...

Beautiful pieces that you received. Also enjoyed the pics from the Fall Fling.

Myra said...

What gorgeous gifts both given and received! I love the pink stitches, they are so pretty.

Catherine said...

Wow! Those are some wonderful exchanges!

vEr0n!c@ said...

Everything looks lovely! And your stitching gorgeous. I especially love the colours on your Bluebird pillow.

Margaret said...

What wonderful gifts, both given and received! It's always wonderful to get together with other stitchers.

Deborah said...

Wonderful gifts! All the pink items are really lovely and special.

Patty C. said...

Wonderful exchanges - I'm so glad you all had a good time :)

Jennifer said...

Beautiful exchanges!!! Love the pink stuff!

Jennifer
Feathers in the Nest

Jennifer said...

Forgot to add that I have a give a way that is pretty neat if you have time to visit. It ends oct 30th and on Halloween will draw a name. The pink snips are part of it!

Jennifer

Nicole said...

Great gifts Faye! I love the pillows you made for Karen and Amy - they're perfect!!!

Carolyn NC said...

Beautiful pieces you stitched! And lovely gifts too!

xmlmx said...

Hi, I am new to this site....love the photos of your work. i joined to be #330. Love the # 3 I have three children...Would love to win..Hope everyone voted..Mary