Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Looking forward to a great year!!!!!
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008
The Entire Package:
The wonderful "Queen Bee" cube! My favorite and oh so appropriate!
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Here's that big box I was talking about.
Here's all of the pretty items wrapped inside.
And everything unwrapped... a pretty dish towel, some gorgeous, silk cloth, LHN's Night/Day chart, a pretty decorative box, some peanuts (She must have read somewhere that I don't like chocolate!), some needles, a measuring tape, a notepad, and...
And "Kindness" from one of LHN's Dear Diary charts. The stitched piece is not sewn in, so Sue says I can finish it into something else if I wish. The little fabric frame is adorable. I'll have to try to sew one up one of these days.
Thank you so much, Sue! I love everything. I can't wait to use the silk fabrics :)
Monday, October 13, 2008
Sue - I just wanted to let you know that I have received your package, but I am waiting until my birthday to open it! I can't wait to see what's inside the huge box you've sent me! I will try my best to post pictures on Wednesday.
Thank you in advance!!
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Kathryn, I absolutely loved everything you chose for me. You couldn't have done a better job. The flatfold you stitched for me is really pretty - and since I have never received (or stitched) one before I will cherish this! I never expected to receive so much (not that I'm complaining ;D) and since I'm still flabbergasted I'm just going to let the photos speak for themselves. Thank you so much, you're such a sweetheart! :-D
Sari in Finland
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Unwrapping all the gifts, I was overwhelmed by all of the Autumn-themed goodies: Candy (!), Silkweaver hand-dyed fabrics, 3 charts, stickers, backing fabrics, special cocoas, buttons, threads from Carrie's Creations, a pumpkin mug, a yummy-scented candle, almond soap, a hand-made beaded fob and this adorable Fall pillow!!!
Can you say, spoiled???? Wow! Thanks, Cindy for a wonderful birthday gift!
Monday, October 6, 2008
Although it isn't quite my birthday yet, I received a package in the mail from Finland today...
I wondered what it could be, and figured that it had to be my SBBC exchange! Should I be patient and wait and wonder? My curiosity got the best of me, and I just had to open it! Inside, I found the most fabulous witchy Halloween pinkeep that Sari stitched for me!! It was absolutely perfect, and I could not have been more thrilled!!!
Here is a pic of all of the other goodies that Sari sent along...
I absolutely love everything...thank you so much, Sari!!
Friday, October 3, 2008
She stitched me a gorgeous bag with my initial on it. Included in the present were a great pair of scissors, some finishing pins, a great piece of linen, a lovely chart and a bag of dark chocolate!!! it was a super birthday surprise package and I really love the wonderfully stitched and finished bag!!! Thank you so much Elanor!!!!
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008
Just letting you know that I have mailed out my exchange today. It has got a long long way to go but I'm pretty confident that it will arrive in time. (I know that first class mail travels from here to this recipient's country pretty quickly.) :D
Sari in Finland
Friday, September 26, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Sunday, September 21, 2008
I am sorry that the photos don't look too good here.
Friday, September 12, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Thank you so much Kelly such a gorgeous gift!
I'm so happy to have them all, you made my day!
(edited on 14th September)
Thank you again, Kelly!
Yuko from Japan
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Monday, September 8, 2008
Friday, September 5, 2008
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
Stitching Bloggers Birthday Club
Sign ups are between August 29th and September 26th. The week of September 29th you will receive a partners name for a Birthday and you are responsible for sending that person a Birthday gift. You don’t stitch/buy for everyone – just the name you receive.
The Guidelines are fairly simple….. When you sign up – you must stay in the club a full year and/or until your gift is sent to the name you receive. You are required to send the gift within a week of the recipients Birthday. There are no requirements as to how much or how little you send or the dollar amount you spend – that is left up to each individual – however keep in mind you may not receive as much as you send. Something else to remember is that this is an International exchange. For information or ideas about what the person you are sending to likes you should check out the recipient’s blog and or wish list to help you decide what send. It will be a secret as to who is sending to whom. You will receive your partner info after sing-ups close during the week of September 29th.
There are really only THREE things that are important for each participant to know and they are….. that you - 1) Send your package so that it will arrive with the week of your partners birthday, 2) You should blog when you send the package – so I can know it was sent, 3) Blog when you receive your gift – so that the sender and I will know that it has arrived. An e-mail of thanks would also be nice as well. To keep this fair if you fail to follow through with your commitment of sending to your partner, you will be removed from the club without the opportunity to rejoin.
If you are interested and to make sure you get to participate in the 2009 SBBC, please send your info to me at the following email – edgar matt @ gmail . com (remove spaces) – NO later then September 26, 2008. Your email will need to include the following: Your Name, mailing address, birth date, blog url, and a wish list or your likes/interest).
The program will officially start in January 1, 2009. ALL Stitching Bloggers are welcome to participate; this is an international club so everyone is welcome!!!!!
Thank you for your interest and encouragement!!!!! Please feel free to share the link/info on your blog so that all our friends that want to join will have the opportunity.
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
Sunday, August 10, 2008
I received a second package from Edda this week :-) She had written that she was stitching me a gift to go along with the goodies she sent earlier... wow, this is amazing. She stitched me this gorgeous stitcher's set... scissor pocket, fob and needlebook with little silver heart charms and perfect little stitches. I love it! And... she tucked a pair of the silver swan scissors I have been coveting inside that pocket ;-) Thank you Edda!!! You really made my bday special!
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Thursday, July 31, 2008
Today is my birthday, and I received this lovely package from Edda! It came a good week or so ago, but I did wait until today to open it! Edda writes that another package is coming too - something she stitched! Oh, lucky me! I cannot wait! Edda visited my wish list - so sweet of her. I just love it all Edda - thank you so much :-)
Friday, July 18, 2008
Here is my AMAZING birthday package from Kendra for the Stitching Blogger's Birthday Club.
As soon as I opened the package I recognised my three cats on my first ever floss tag. It's really lovely that Kendra chose to stitch something which has a lot of meaning to me :-)
Her kindness didn't stop there. She also included two Prairie Schooler charts from my wishlist, a copy of the JCS Ornament Preview Issue, an M Designs Needleroll chart, two metal floss rings, a cute little Doodle kit (so dinky), two skeins of amazing coloured floss (I can't wait to use these!), a postcard for my collection and a birthday card. Talk about spoilt!
Thank you so much Kendra - I love it all. I'm very touched by your kindness.
All this excitement makes an old girl tired, so off to bed I go!
Friday, July 11, 2008
Note the two (!!) Whitman's Candy tins. She found them for me (Yippy!!! They were a rare gem in this neck of the woods) along with a some silks, charts, needles and so many other little cute things. I feel so lucky to have her for my Secret Birthday gift. Thanks again Natasha!
Thursday, July 10, 2008