Sunday, October 19, 2008

My birthday gift from Heather

Earlier this week I had a notice from the post office that there was a parcel waiting for me to pick it up. I couldn't make the trip to the post office until friday afternoon. I had butterflies in my stomach when I saw the parcel was from Heather, could hardly wait until I came back home to open it up. Everything was packed so neatly in a box. When I opened up the box there were several small packets inside wrapped up in lovely pink wrapping. Heather, I am really speachless for your gifts, thank you ever so much. Heather stitched me a pattern by "By The Bay" and finished it as a pinkeep, I really love it. She went for a water theme for my gift and the box was packed full with wonderful things. Heather hit my wishlist and I received The Summer Snapperland by Bent Creek including the border + embellishments and the DMC threads needed to stitch this pattern. I also received 2 tins (I´ve never done a tin finish so I'm excited to try that), a magnet note pad, some small buttons, a candle, needles, fabric, small birthday box and a bookmark. You have to see it on pictures. Again, thanks a million Heather for making my birthday very special.

Gift from Heather too

Gift from Heather

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Birthday Gift Opened!

Check out all of the goodies! So many that they almost didn't all fit into the picture... :)

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

My package is on its way overseas...

Hi! Just a short note that I have sent a package overseas on Friday. I hope that it arrives safely and on time.

Hugs Tuula

Package Received - Waiting to Open


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

B'day Gift is enroute

A certain somebody's little package of goodies is winding its way to a certain somewhere...hopefully the USPS won't let us down in time for her big day.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Kathryn, I'm speechless!!!

OMG, just make sure you are sitting down and then have a look what I received from Kathryn! I have been soooooooooooo spoiled - I don't even know where to start from!

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

Thank you, Cindy!!

In the mail today, I received the most wonderful birthday present from Cindy in Illinois! I opened the box and it smelled wonderful. Look at this pile of presents!

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

Thank You, Sari!

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

SBBC - 2009 emails sent....

I have finished sending out all 49 the emails with partner names and info
- if you did not get yours please let me know and I can resend.

thanks -

I just couldn't wait -

I fell apart and opened Elanor's wonderful gift last night and here is a snap -

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

Package arrived - and I wait!

I received a package in the mail yesterday from Elanor -
and I am waiting until Saturday to open....

Can't wait until Saturday! :)