Tuesday, October 21, 2008

A Sweet Surprise

Yesterday's mail brought a sweet surprise from dear Becky.  She made me the cutest pin pillow. The design is Proud Lil Pumpkin by The Sweetheart Tree.  I just love the button that Becky used in the middle.  I treasure this little token of our friendship.

A couple of weeks ago, I saw a beautiful pair of Dovo scissors on Staci's blog.  I e-mailed her to ask her where she had purchased them.  It is a limited design, but I was able to find a needlepoint shop in the state of Washington that still had a couple pairs of them for sale.  They came in my mail yesterday and I think they are a super addition to my growing collection.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.  Please come back later this week because I'm going to be posting about some beautiful gifts that I received from my dear friend Arcadia in France.  You're going to be wowed by her handiwork :)

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Autumn House Exchange

This is the lovely exchange that I received from Wanda for the Autumn House Exchange on the SBEBB. She stitched "Bittersweet Moon" from Blackbird Designs and finished it at a stand-up. I really like the design, especially the checkered pattern of the house. It must have been a lot of work! I appreciate the amount of time she put in to making this wonderful exchange. It serves as a fantastic decoration for this time of year. :)

I heard from Becky K that she received the exchange that I sent to her, also from the Autumn House Exchange on the SBEBB. I stitched her the bottom portion of The Prairie Schooler's "Pumpkin Patch" and finished it as a two-sided pin keep (minus the pins).

Friday, October 03, 2008

Linette's Birthday Gift

About a year ago, I left a comment on Linette's blog about a Christmas design that she and several ladies were doing as a SAL. To my surprise, she gave me a response about the design and offered to send it to me! Since then, we've formed a friendship, and although I speak almost no French, and she speaks very little English, we manage to communicate with the help of Google's translator feature.
Linette celebrated her birthday on the 25th of last month. Here is a picture of what I stitched for her special day.

She sent me a lovely gift for my birthday back in May and I never shared it here on my blog. Here are a couple of pictures of the lovely thread book that she made for me complete with floss which she hand dyed herself.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Vonna's Ornament

Vonna received the ornament that I made for her in today's mail. This one was a little hard to send away, but I know that Vonna and her family are going to give it a terrific home.

I made it especially with her young children in mind. I have great memories of special ornaments that I loved as a child, and I'm hoping this one will become a favorite of her family.