Friday, December 23, 2005

Christmas Surprises

Do you mind if share a few wonderful Christmas surprises with you today? My friends sure kept the mailman busy at my house this morning!! I really want to thank my sweet friends for these gifts - I really, really need to learn some finishing techniques this year so that I may do such wonderful things for my friends next year!

I just received a lovely package from Katrina today. In it were these two beautiful Christmas ornaments. Aren't they just lovely? I fear the heart one did not photograph terribly well. They are just too sweet! And, Katrina knows how much we both love Elizabeth's Designs, which makes the stitched one all that much more special!

Katrina also sent me this adorable little ort bag! I adore the fabric, and I am over the moon over these gifts. I remember seeing some of these cute ort bags in her blog a few months bag, and you cam imagine my glee when I saw that she sent one to me. And her fabric choice for me is beyond perfect! She also sent me a fat quarter of Geyser Kiwi Illusions lugana as her half of our recent fabric exchange. Thanks so much Katrina, your friendship is so dear to me!

My Christmas surprises did not end there. I also got an amazing package from Jenn today too! Oh my gosh! She sent me this most wonderful HAED chart... wish I could recall its name as I type this. It will be an amazing tapestry that will take a lifetime to stitch, yet you know I will give it my best shot! She also sent me a fat quarter of Platinum Pizzaz lugana by Silkweaver and truly enhanced my DMC stash while she was it! Jenn, your friendship means the world to me too - you are also so, so very sweet!

I also received two more charts from the lovely ebay seller in France... don't these just look amazing?? They remind me of HAED and White Willow Stitching designs and appear to be very, very well charted :-)
OK... sometimes I feel like Convent's Herbal Garden gets a little bit neglected (probably because it is not a SAL). But I focused on it this evening, stitched tons and tons of little yellow Jessicas, and now the upper left garden is finished! Relief!
Your Elf Name Is...

Ditzy Candy Cane Lips


Stitched on today: Convent's Herbal Garden

14 comments:

BeckySC said...

Beautiful gifts, Carol :) I know you will enjoy them :)

Merry Christmas :)
(((((((((((hugs)))))))))))

AnneS said...

What gorgeous gifts for a gorgeous person! Very best wishes for the festive season, Carol - hope 2006 brings all your hopes and dreams into fruition. It's been a sheer pleasure meeting you this year - look forward to a continued friendship in 2006 :)) {hugs}

Barbara said...

Carol, those are wonderful gifts that you will turn into even more wonderful projects! Have a happy and safe Christmas - watch out on those slippery roads!

Bea said...

They're all beautiful gifts, Carol. You've great friends. I should be online tomorrow but I prefer to wish you a Merry Christmas now. Kisses from Italy.

Jenn said...

I'm gald you liked everything Carol. Your such a great friend I was more than happy to send you everything. I don't know if I'll be around tomorrow so I hope you have a Merry Christmas. Hugs to you and Mike!

Kathy said...

Wow your gifts are lovely. Love your new charts too. Have a great christmas

Hugs xxxxx

zoeandcooper said...

Ohhh, what lovely gifts. What thoughtful friends!!

Wishing you and Mike and wonderful and safe holiday season!!

Katrina said...

Carol, Merry Christmas to you and Mike! You have been such a wonderful friend to me since we "met" and I'm really looking forward to our SALs during 2006. I know we're going to have some fun with those mermaids, lol. Take care and all the best for the festive season.

tkdchick said...

I think that HAED chart you got is Stitching The Standard... that one is on my wish list... I think.

Chiara said...

Hi Carol,
I wish you Merry Christmas and a Happy new year!!!
hugs :O)

RĂ³sa said...

Beautiful gifts for a wonderful person :-)

Merry christmas! :-D

Isabelle said...

Carol,

Those are all great gifts!! But then you deserve them :)

(Still no news of my package by the way? :o( )

I wish you a happy Christmas!

Nancy in IL said...

OH, MY, Carol!!! What lovely gifts to a lovely person with lovely friends. Everything is just beautiful. And the HAED design... I knew I'd seen it. It was one of those pix from "Blog Things," "What kind of princess are you?" Holy cow, I did't know it was a HAED design too! That's what I ended up being on my blog when I took the test. I'll have to check on that one ;-) Just what I need. Thanks for sharing your new stash!

Bastet said...

The two that remind you of HAED or WWS. Well the one on the left is by Linda Ravenscroft and she does have that design available through HAED, it's called Autumn Leaves. The other looks familiar too...not sure who drew that one. For all I know, I saw it on a designers webpage and not a cross-stitch one...