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~~
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~~
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
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.
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!!!