Monday, February 8, 2010

A Few Things to Share

My mailman has been very busy filling my mailbox with a few goodies and its time to share what I got in the mail!

First up, is my birthday present from my friend Lynne (no blog) in California. Lynne knitted me a pretty scarf for my winter coat that I really needed badly and just love it. She also sent some wonderful chocolate along with a handmade card. Lynne has a side card making business and is so creative and I never throw a card of hers away, they are just such works of art and great to display!

Thanks so much Lynne for the wonderful birthday present, chocolate and adorable card!!

I participated in a Valentine exchange on the ASOE blog and received my exchange from Karin in South Africa. Karin stitched me a pattern from the book "Made in France". She also put some dried lavender from her garden in with the stuffing and it smells so good! Karin also included some wonderful chocolate as well!

Thanks very much Karin for a wonderful exchange! Yours should be there any day now!! (Fingers crossed!!)

Another exchange I participated in was on the Lizzie Kate blog. I received the following from Michele. She looked on my blog and saw I love anything Americana so...she stitched the freebie "Liberty". A really cute finish by Michele with the beading.

Thanks so much Michele, its on display at my house!

I then wanted to do a personal Valentine exchange with Irmeli in Finland, whom I met through Hooked on Exchanging and we have become blogging friends. Irmeli sent an obsolutely delightful package.

The scissor case Irmeli made is a design from The Workbasket and the design on the fob is from a French magazine Ge fil a aguille (I hope I have spelled this correctly). She stitched both on 25 ct. floba one over one with DMC thread. Irmeli's stitching is beautiful and her finishing is perfect. The pink scissors are just so cute too!!

Irmeli included things by Finnish designers (some chocolate, overdyed threads, a cute little sheep accessory all tucked in a cute heart shaped tin).

Irmeli, thank you so very much for an absolutely lovely exchange. Hoping my package arrives in your mailbox very soon!!

I have finished working on an exchange and am now working on Suzanne’s Emblem of Love round robin. Its been perfect stitching weather here in Iowa as it snowed on and off all day today and tomorrow...again...more snow so another day of stitching is planned.

I think I will close for now. Thanks for stopping by and happy stitching.

Wendy Jo


Julie said...

They all look wonderful Wendy Jo!

Meadows08 said...

Great exchanges!

Irmeli said...

Oh, you have got so many wonderful exchanges and I'm glad that you liked mine. Happy, happy Valentine day on Sunday :).

Hugs to you!

Berit said...

Beautiful stuff. I especially like the scissors pocket from the workbasket--probably because I am so batty for for that designer right now! :D We are hoping for snow soon, and that would be such a good chance for a new start featuring Snow! :D

staci said...

Your mailman must be your new favorite person, LOL! You've received some really wonderful gifts and goodies...enjoy!!!

LoriU said...

Very nice exchanges!