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Monday, March 7, 2011

French Friendships with a SAL.....




Never have I received a package in the mail addressed to 'Madame Carolina Stitcher'...But, Saturday, when I opened the mail box, I had the most interesting envelope from PostExport France!!!

Dearest Marilyn had emailed me earlier saying she admired my blog and noticed I adore anything RED .. She said she would be inclined to mail me the latest edition of the French cross stitch magazine at which time I quickly replied "absolutely!!~~"

Take a look at the following photos to see just how Marilyn spoiled me beyond means!!! I LOVE it all Marilyn and I cannot wait to begin my SAL with you this week!!! Anna Mellet is just beautiful and I cannot wait to stitch it as a rememberance of your generosity~  Merci, Merci, Merci~~~

Knowing this was sent to ME by YOU from FRANCE makes it all the more special!!!  I am truly humbled.....

Did I mention how absolutely dreamy the French silk threads are that she enclosed???  Oh my, words cannot explain the touch and feel of these wonderful flosses...

I can see myself diving into MANY of these lovely projects in the future....

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Additionally, I wanted to show you what I pulled out of the WIP basket since my latest finish....  Its a lovely piece by Handwork Primitives called The America Pillow....I have absolutely no idea why I put this one down but I plan on remedying the situation with a March finish on this project.....


This is how things stood as of Jan 1, 2011.......





And, here is how things look as of last night..... Rainy day yesterday, so I managed to stitch a good portion of the afternoon...

Belfast 32 ct "Autumn Fields" linen
Victorian Motto overdyed threads






Well, I need to get on in the kitchen and stir up some supper..... Mondays are my long days between working all day and tutoring after school.... I'm a little bit beat!~~~

Hope your evening is wonderful~~

Faye



27 comments:

Myra said...

Madame Carolina Stitcher, (tee hee, I just love that!) wonderful French goodies and I am sure you will make the floss and patterns look just as pretty as the magazines. Love your WIP that is going to be very pretty.

gracie said...

What a lovely gift....oui oui Madame

Chris said...

What a great treat! I love those red and white samplers. Your WIP is looking great.
Have a good week.

valerie said...

What a wonderful package...love the goodies. Great progress on your America project. The colors are very vibrant.

Jules said...

You are so lucky to have been gifted so generously! I look forward to seeing your finish and your SAL!!!

Karen said...

How sweet! I love your new WIP....hadn't seen this one before so I can't wait to see yours come to life!

Hope you have a great week...happy stitching.

Margaret said...

Lovely gift from Marylin! And that Americana piece -- it's gorgeous! I just love it! Can't wait to see more.

BrendaS said...

Great gift from Marilyn and a nice surprise to come home to after a long day.

Nice going on your WIP. You are really cranking them out:)))

Catherine said...

What an awesome package for you MadameCS!!

Love your WIP!

robindefender said...

Your French cadeau looks quite awesome. And I love your Americana sampler. Can't wait to see it finished.

poussy-stiches-my-love.over-blog.com said...

Hi,
I am pleased to have done as much fun my friend, is a joy to spoil you when you know how it makes you happy ..... Your package with embroidery for you should come too soon, I wish you pleasant moments of thinking a little embroidery to France, for me when I embroider your American models I think your beautiful country!
I send you all my sincere friendship
marylin

Lesleyanne said...

A lovely gift from Marilyn. Great progress on your wip. The colours are great.

Denise said...

Oh, Anna Mellet looks to be something that is right up your alley! Woohoo for you!

And the American Pillow - you just amaze me at the progress you make in one day. Here's to a quick finish!

Mouse said...

OOO what a lovely surprise in the post :) love those charts :0 and well done on doing some more on your WIP :) love mouse xxxxx

Lynn said...

Marilyn's generous gift is lovely!! I'm a big fan of the French designs and this one is gorgeous. I'll bet the magazine has many lovlies within it too.
I don't think I've ever seen The America Pillow design before but it looks like a winner to me. Lovely stitching!

Carolyn NC said...

What a wonderful gift - great design company, too! French designs are always so cool! Nice work on America pillow, too!

Siobhan said...

What a fantastic package! Definitely you, Faye. :) Nice progress on your sampler, too.

Carol R said...

What a generous gift from Marilyn. We must like the same things red - I purchased the exact same magazine on my recent trip to Paris and, check out my blog, I am stitching Anna Millet too!

Nicole said...

Wow!! You did get spoiled! I love it all - especially that red silk!! Your stitching is beautiful too!! :)

Yuko said...

Ohh Faye!
You too are doing Anna Millet SAL! Thanks for letting me know!
I'm so looking forward to seeing your progress and how your lovely French silk effects!
The magazine that is back of the chart is looking gorgeous!
I must order it to collect red French samplers!

Yuko xx

Pointed Stitcher said...

Anna Millett looks like a great piece to work on. The American Pillow is lovely, hope you can get it finished this month ;)

Patty C. said...

Lovely WIP & such a thoughtful present - Congrats :)

Lois said...

What lovely goodies from France! Love your WIP. The colours are so nice!

Tatkis said...

Congratulations with your presents :) they are so cute!
And your progress in stitching is good!

Best wishes,
Tatyana

Michelle said...

What a stunning gift! Your America Pillow is really coming along too! I just love that design.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Marilyn is just the sweetest person - I just love her! What great surprises she sent you!

Love your American Pillow - the colors are awesome! Can't wait to see your finish!

Cathy C said...

Faye, where did you find that lovely lace you added to your sampler? I would love to find some if you recall where you got it. Thanks. Post me on my blog if you would...thanks!!!