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Monday, October 17, 2011

French Birthday gifts~~~

How excited was I when I arrived home from work today when I saw an envelope in the mail marked from France.....!  Knowing I am celebrating my birthday all month long... Party like a rock star~~~~
This could only be a good thing!!!

I immediately opened the envelope and out popped this nicely wrapped gift...

Yes~~~ A sweet gift from my good friend Marylin in France~~~

She had made me a darling needlebook!! And had sent gorgeous verigated red threads also~~~ AND, a necklace with bracelet set with charms of France dangling.... Eiffel Tower and more!

I just had to show you a close up of the beautiful French fabric she chose to line the needlebook with...
 And, the back even had beautiful stitching...

This is some of the prettiest ribbon trim I have ever seen....So intricate...
Thanks so very much Marylin for taking the time to send me this lovely gift!! I truly love it and it looks great in my pink basket~~~Merci mon amie~~

Now you say....What in the world have you been stitching lately Faye???  Well, I can show a couple....Others I cannot....I have made a couple personal gifts that I will be carrying with me to the
Pals Fall Retreat Thursday....It is an annual event with lots of old friends gathering from all corners of the world.... (see you soon Fiona~~)...and many new friendships will be made...A true stitchy butt heavenly embraced hen party with food fun fellowship and merriment abound....All in a lovingly positive way.........MY highlight will be getting to meet Tanya from Scarlett House and Paulette from Plum Street Samplers......... So, get ready world! There will be a trillion photos showing up next week from all us PALS nuts...

What I CAN show you is a couple stitched finishes that I need to sew up or finish off....

Loved the Halloween vibe on this one by Blackbird Designs.....




And, there is this lovely from NotForgotton Farms....Don't you just love how Lori  takes things down to such a simplistic level??? I sure do! This was a freebie a couple months back to honor her 800th post..


Well...time to sign off..finish up a few things then settle on what projects to carry with me to the retreat to work on...I have been in an ornament kitting phase here lately after reading my friend Tommye has been cranking them out...she is one smart cookie, I tell ya!  So, it may be a long weekend of ornie stitching bliss for me~~~

Ya'll have a good one!!!

Faye


29 comments:

Berit said...

Love it! I have been pondering what that Notforgotten would look like stitched up.

Have a great trip!

staci said...

Happy Birthday Faye! Your gift is gorgeous!

Have fun at your retreat...and I love your stitched finishes :)

Margaret said...

what a wonderful gift! And your stitching is wonderful too! Have a great time at pals

Jackie said...

Marilyn sent such a beautiful gift!

Have a great time at your retreat! It will be wonderful to meet Paulette and Tanya. I'm hoping to see some wonderful pics!

Vonna said...

Your gifts from your French Friend are amazing :) Lucky you! And then to go to PALS...even more good luck!
Safe travels, have a super time!

Mindi said...

What an amazing and beautiful birthday gift! I love the stitching you did.

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

I am glad to have you spoiled my friend! still a very happy birthday

Stitching Dahling said...

What a lovely gifts. Happy Birthday :)

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely gift received. Congrats on two gorgeous finishes. Have a great time at the Retreat.

Bekca said...

Enjoy your beautiful gift, it's stunning. Congrats on finishing two such lovely pieces and I look forward to hearing all about the Pals Fall Retreat. Best wishes.

Chris said...

Have a wonderful time at PALS! I can't wait to hear all about it.
Marilyn's stitching is lovely. That ribbon trim is so amazing.
I love the little BBD stitch.

butterfly said...

Lovely gifts Birthday girl. And your stitching is looking wonderful.

Giovanna said...

What a wonderful gift! And great finishes too (love the BBD in particular).

Sherry :o) said...

Love your gift; I agree, the trim is awesome.

Can't wait to see your exchange piece photos, along with quite a few other blogs that have teased about the same thing. Hope you and the PALS have a wonderful time and meeting other fellow blogers would be the best!!

Love your finishes - what is the Blackbird piece called...it is very sweet and surprise to me - I don't have that one which is odd since I am addicted to BBD and love Halloween!

Travel safe.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Great gifties from Marilyn, and some pretty neat stitching, too!

I'm deciding what to bring for stitching, too.

Be safe - looking forward to seeing you soon.

The Inspired Stitcher said...

What awesome gifts! I like the idea of celebrating your birthday all month long.

Can't wait to hear about the retreat and see all the pictures. You are going to have a blast.

Lynn said...

Amazing gift! That wonderful ribbon jumped out at me right away. I don't think I've ever seen one that pretty either.
I enjoyed both of your recent finishes and I can't wait to see what you come home with from the PALS retreat. Enjoy!

Jennifer said...

A beautiful gift for a beautiful lady!

Can't wait to meet you at Pals. I will have your "Friends" exchange as well as a bottle of wine to continue the birthday celebration!

Tommye said...

Marilyn sure did right by you, girl! That's beautiful.

Love the Halloween piece...and I never do Halloween.

Thanks for the plug, too. I was up til midnight finishing that little sucker. Pics later.

Dani - tkdchick said...

What a beautiful birthday present from France! Wow!

Those are two lovely finshes, congratulations!

Nicole said...

Can't wait to see you Faye!! Only two more days! :)

Carolyn NC said...

Woohoo - awesome gift! Will see you down there for a short time!

Myra said...

What a gorgeous set of gifts from Marylin. Her stitching is just gorgeous. Love your little pieces too. Have a great time at pals!

Catherine said...

What fabulous gifts!! And your stitches - lovely!!
Can't wait to see the photos of your retreat!

Lois said...

What a lovely package of goodies! Lovely your BBD and NFF finishes too.

The Scarlett House said...

Oh, hurry up and get here...I am SO looking forward to meeting you! Hope you had an awesome birthday, Faye!
See you tomorrow.

escargopotte said...

beautiful present !

Penelope's Beehive said...

Ohhh, such lovely treats to discover in the letter box! Happy, happy...
Thank you for sharing photographs of your projects...they are always an inspiration!
Enjoy a delightful time stitching with friends. I shall look forward to ogling your treasures.

Most warmly,
Judy

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