Friday, November 14, 2008

Better Late Than Never

I promised quite some time ago that I was going to share some pictures of Christmas gifts that I received from Arcadia.

I had seen this stitched box on some French blogs and mentioned to her that I really liked the pattern. Well, wouldn't you know that she went ahead and made it for me! This design comes from a book entitled Cartonnage Brode Un Fil des Boites. I believe it is available through Elegant Stitch.

Arcadia also made this doll. Isn't she wonderful? I am amazed at her skill and patience. Can you imagine stuffing those long, pencil thin, limbs? That would try the patience of Job! This lovely doll sits proudly atop the armoire in my bedroom. She's high enough where the dogs can't get her but I can still admire her.

Thank you dear friend for these beautiful treasures!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

More Pre-Christmas Joy

I received these lovely squares in yesterday's mail from Jill. We were partners for the Christmas round of the Fair and Square group.

The design square is "Christmas Wish" from The Cricket Collection and the name square that Jill did is the most creative one I've seen.  Jill stitched all the information in the same shape as the tree of the main square. It is so delicate too, as it is stitched over-one on the 32 ct. antique white lugana.

Thanks to Jill,  my Christmas tree will have a very pretty new ornament on it this year.

Julie received the ornament that I stitched for her for our personal exchange. It's the first Prairie Schooler design that she has seen in person and alas I think a new PS addict has been born.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Personal Exchange from Julie

I have been enjoying Julie's blog for quite some time and I e-mailed her awhile back to see if she wanted to do a Christmas ornament exchange with me.  We decided upon mailing out the first week of November.  Her package came in record time and was delivered to my door this past Saturday.  Here is picture of the beautiful ornament that she made for me.

She also gifted me with one of her precious hand-knit bunnies.  I'd like to introduce you to Robyn.

Isn't she sweet? Thanks so much Julie for these precious gifts made from the heart :)