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Thursday, March 24, 2011

~~Exchanges, A Finish and Welcome Home~~~**photo heavy**

 I had wonderful surprises waiting on me as I returned home today from a few days away...

Sweet Jennifer surprised me as my exchange partner in the "Friends Stitching through the Seasons" exchange....How lucky am I???   Jennifer is an accomplished stitcher and sure did spoil me handsomely with a LOADED package of goodies....  Feast your eyes on this!!!

From colorful ribbons, a Yankee candle, dainty paisley scissors, npi RED silk floss,darling business cards with a big ole "F"(too cute!),a much needed note pad, a wooden magnet, Tickled Pink chart with charm by Sweetheart Tree to a precious needles & pins pincushion including 3 AWESOME pins!!! 
 Did I hit the jackpot or what???

I just love it~~~ Stitched and finished just perfectly!!!
Thanks so VERY MUCH Jennifer!!Awesome exchange~~
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And as if that were not enough warm fuzzies flowing from my mail box, I also recieved my
Hooked on Exchanging Red Exchange from Nicole~~!!  I tell ya, I was yet again blown away~~~ I had lots of shades of DMC, a beautifully crochetted coffee cozy, lots of red buttons, sticky notes and a beautifully stitched Scissory fob~~  I LOVE IT ALL~~


I especailly like the personalization Nicole put on this lovely fob....It will look great in my Red Basket.....Thanks so very much Nicole for your generosity! It was well worth the wait~~
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While away at the beach, I worked on Anna Mellit and got her finished....I promise you I tried and tried to take it slow on this wonderful sampler.....I LOVED the luscious red silk that Marylin had kitted with this chart..... Something about the feel of the silk made me want to linger and savor each stitch...

 Anna Millet 1895
Reflects de Soie
36 ct creme linen
Dark Red silk thread

Specialty stitches.....

Marylin mailed me this beautiful kit as a jesture of friendship between an avid French stitcher and myself, a stitcher who loves to stitch red....I had no idea she would be showering me with gifts as she has, but I feel so fortunate to have become her friend.... We exchange emails frequently and I have mailed her an "American" stitchery package as well.... I cannot say enough about how wonderful friendships are made among stitching friends.... Friendships that truly touch the heart.
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I leave you with 2 photos.... My photo last night of the pastel skies from the Carolina beaches......


And a picture of my sweet beagle girl waiting on my return today.... I think I woke her up from her nap in the sunshine~~



Take care everyone!!!

Faye

40 comments:

Fiona said...

All your gifts look fantastic, you sure are blessed with wonderful friends. Hope you enjoyed your break. Your finish is gorgeous, you stitched very quickly as always.

valerie said...

Wow, what great exchanges! Jennifer and Nicole certainly stitched up some loveliness for you. Congrats on your Anna finish! It's gorgeous!

JOLENE said...

What wonderful exchange gifts you received. Lucky You! Your Anna in red is devine! Congrats!

Andrea said...

Super fun gifts! You're a lucky gal!
Your Anna finish is quite beautiful!
xox

Margaret said...

What great exhanges! Just gorgeous! I love your Anna finish too! And your sweet beagle. She's beautiful!

Jennifer said...

Oh how lucky are you Faye!!!! Gorgeous goodies. Love, love them. I got a pair of those paisley stork scissors last Sat. shopping and I love them!

As always, your stitching is beautiful and I too think the red is gorgeous.

Jennifer
Feathers in the Nest

Nan said...

Those goodies will keep you busy during the rest of your break. Its nice to be spoiled once in a while and you deserve it.

Karen said...

So pretty Faye....you did have a great mail day! Oh how I wish I was at the beach.... hope you have a good stitchy weekend!

Teresa said...

What wonderful treats you received.
Enjoy and have fun with it all.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Yvonne..... said...

Isn't so much fun to come home to a mailbox full of goodies! And GREAT goodies to say the least! I love your red sampler! It is simply yummy!

Linda said...

I'm jealous of all your fun goodies!!! Linda, thepinkeep.blogspot.com

Beth said...

How wonderful to have such fantastic goodies waiting for you to return. Both stitching pieces were terrific. And tons of great goodies - Whoo hooo!! Anna is beautiful, what a lovely job you did of this. Congratulations.

Myra said...

Welcome back Faye! What wonderful surprises you received on your return. Anna is beautiful and you are a fast stitcher too!

Karen said...

what awesome exchanges you rec'd girl! love them both! I am loving Anna Millett more and more and may just have to get it and stitch it up. it is gorgeous! great job!

Deborah said...

Wonderful exchange pieces1 Your anna is beautiful. Cute pic of your fur-baby.

marylin djandkossian said...

faye but oh how could you be so fast for embroidery! you are a magician my friend?
You received gifts yet what luck! it's the little beagle dog? He is adorable I love dogs for their tasks kindness!
I wish you my friend so far away a beautiful weekend and magical hours of stitching
get some kisses for you

Lesleyanne said...

Hope you enjoyed your break. You received some gorgeous gifts. Congrats on your finish, it is stunning.

Patty C. said...

You have certainly been blessed
Wonderful gifts from fabulous friends !!

Siobhan said...

What wonderful gifts! Beautiful stitching and all the nice extra touches are so special.

Congratulations on the finish! That sure was speedy! It's gorgeous.

Your pup is oh, so adorable. Beagles are such wonderful dogs.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

I'm so glad that you got such wonderful prizes in the mail!

Great finish - silks just glide thru the fabric and do make stitching fun

Love your beagle - I had a small beagle growing up - he LOVED me, hated the rest of the family!

Carol R said...

Beautiful exchanges received.

Your Anna Millet looks wonderful. I, too, tried to linger on each stitch and was actually quite sad to finish her. Have you chosen another 'little French red' yet?

Cindy's Stitching said...

What cute exchanges. The pictures are very nice.

Giovanna said...

Lovely stuff all-round! Congrats in the finish and on the gifts!

Tricia said...

How fun to have your mailbox overflowing with stitching goodies!! Couldn't have happened to a nicer person! Have a wonderful weekend!!

Sally said...

Beautiful exchanges:) Lots of lovely goodies.

Love your red piece. It is so pretty.

BrendaS said...

Wonderful gifts! What nice surprises to come home to. Love your finish! That red is such a pretty shade too:)))

Glad you were able to enjoy a few days away.

Have a great weekend.

Carol said...

Such special exchanges with both stithers, Faye--don't you love peeking in your mailbox hoping for a stitching surprise to be waiting inside?

Lovely relaxing views of the Carolina skies--please send some of that lovely weather up here. It has been a crazy week with rain, snow, tornadoes, and lots of gray skies. Good stitching weather, but I'm ready to get outside!

dixiesamplardesigns said...

Some beautiful goodies for a sweet lady! You deserve them, so enjoy! Loving the scissors fob and pin pillow...very nicely stitched.

Your "Anna" is gorgeous...loving the red!

Glad to see that you enjoyed your mini vacation...and, what a sweet baby girl to have greeting you when you get home...

Happy Stitchin'
Terri

Babs in Alabama said...

What could be better than a mailbox full of goodies and a faithful beagle waiting on you at the end of the trip? Everything is so beautiful, Faye, and you can tell they wanted their exchange gifts to be "just right". And what to say about "Anna Mellit"? a beautiful finish to a beautiful piece!
hugs to happy you,
babs

Susan in SC said...

I love your new pincushions! How sweet!

Michelle said...

Beautiful exchanges!! And I love love love your Anna finish - red is my favorite!

Solstitches said...

What a beautiful finish! Love the red.
Wonderful exchange gifts too.
Margaret

Lynn said...

You've received some absolutely fantastic gifts Faye! You're so blessed to have such wonderful friends.
Love your Anna Millet finish! I've enjoyed seeing this one and can almost feel those gorgeous red silks.
Have yourself a great and relaxing weekend.

Sherry said...

Wow! You really did hit the jackpot! Everything is just lovely.

Deb said...

You really did hit the jackpot. You received some wonderful goodies. And I love your sampler. I'm just now starting to work with silks and they are so wonderful to work with and have such a nice depth. Your sampler is gorgeous.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Wow what two FANTASTIC parcels you recieved! So wonderful and generous. Congratulations on a gorgeous finish!!!!

Bekca said...

I hope you enjoy all of your lovely gifts Faye, what great parcels. Anna Millet looks beautiful, can't wait to see what you'll be stitching next. Best wishes.

Carolyn NC said...

Awesome exchanges and stitching!

Nicole said...

Great gifts Faye! You were spoiled! :) I also love your finish!! it's gorgeous!!!

Suzanne said...

What wonderful gifts you received. Beautiful finish on Anna.