Friday, April 27, 2007

Thank you, Italian Post!

Finished another page on Mermaid Heaven tonight - six down, and two to go! I think the Spring Ride SAL will not start until mid May, so I may get another week in on this one before I put it away.

Thank you, Italian Post! Chiara finally received her birthday gift from me today!! I was getting worried about this one, after I recently learned some customs facts about Italy - there are many items that Italian customs prohibits in the mail... many are quite odd, including this one: "Haberdashery and sewn articles of any kind, including trimmings and lace; handkerchiefs; scarves; shawls, needlework including stockings and gloves; bonnets, caps, and hats of any kind." Of course, after it took almost three weeks for this wee fob to arrive in Italy from the USA, I was beginning to fear that customs had snagged it. Gratefully, they had not!!
The Little Bunny Fob
Bent Creek
32 ct Bay Rum Jobelan, Gentle Art Sampler Threads
Stitched 4/4/07 - 4/6/07



The chart for The Little Bunny was sent to me as a RAK from Karen recently. Now that I have stitched it, I would like to pass it forward to the first person who asks for it. There are still enough beads with the chart to stitch the design at least one more time. Please leave me a comment or send me an email if you would like to adopt this little chart :-) ***Chart has been adopted

And, the US Postal Service was right on target when it delivered this gift to Sharon yesterday :-) I am glad you like it Sharon - and you were so surprised to receive it! You are a darling, and you deserve this wee little gift- I hope you have a lovely birthday on Sunday!!

Bee Fob
Little House Needleworks/Country Cottage Needleworks
40 ct lambswool linen, DMC floss
Stitched 4/16/07 - 4/20/07


Thank you to everyone who commented or emailed me concerned about my lack of joy in blogging of late. It will get better, and I appreciate all of you! There are some "things" that have been upsetting, but I am so grateful for the support! I love you all :-)

Stitched on today: Finished a gift, started a gift, and Mermaid Heaven

31 comments:

Dianne said...

Carol, you are so thoughtful with your gift giving. I love seeing all the precious gifties you send to your pals. That is odd about Italy and what they 'let into' their country. I'm glad Chiara received her gift.
Have a great weekend!

Lizzy said...

Oh, Mermaid Heaven is looking gorgeous, Carol! I do hope you get to stitch on her another week as I'm loving following your progress on this one!

Congrats on the beautiful fobs! They are gorgeous! I just love the Bunny one! I've got this *thing* for rabbits! lol I'd love the BC Bunny Carol if no one has asked as yet. I would love to make a wee fob with it! :-)

Virpi said...

Your mermaid project is the most cutest mermaid design I have ever seen. =)

Gill said...

I'm so glad your package reached it's destination Carol!

Both fobs are just darling :)

Annemarie said...

Two more fabulous fobs, Carol! I especially like the bunny one, but that's because I have a thing for BC designs.

cathymk said...

What a sweet pair of fobs! I'm so glad that Chiara's fob wasn't lost.

Mermaid heaven is looking gorgeous as usual.

Vonna said...

Your wee fobs are delightful Carol ;)
I love them both!
And that Mermaid WIP is just beautiful!

ollie1976 said...

The fobs are great. Mermaid is looking beautiful-hope you get to work on her a little more before she goes back "underseas."

Aussie Stitcher said...

Yay for Chiara receiving her fob. You put so much thought and effort into the gifts you stitch it would have been very disappointing for you if it had not arrived. It is gorgeous by the way. Mermaid Heaven is looking wonderful also.

Arthemise said...

Such cute fobs! I really love the bee one. Who knew Italy had such weird restrictions. I guess they don't want ANY competition for their craftsmen.

Kajsa said...

What a cute fob! Love those little charts, and I love your idea of making a fob out of them.

Mermaid Heaven is looking great too.

Thank you for posting the pic of the kitties yesterday. I just love seeing those, your cats are all gorgeous!

Sharon said...

Carol, thanks again for the fob! Both of them are so pretty. Mermaid heaven will be finished before you know it-looks beautiful.

stitcherw said...

Mermaid is looking so beautiful, I'm glad that you'll have a little more time with her before your next SAL starts up. Also, both fobs are wonderful. The bunny is so cute, and the bee one is lovely. I saw this in the magazine and thought the colors were so pretty, it looks great done.
Sue

Karoline said...

Your fobs are gorgeous Carol and the mermaid is looking lovely.

Jenn said...

Both fobs are so cute.

Yeah 6 pages down!!! I hope stitching the sea around her tail will go quickly for you.

Karin said...

Those are gorgeous gifts! I'm sure their new owners will treasure them greatly.

Your mermaid is also coming along well too.

Svenja said...

Both fobs are beautiful! Great progress on Mermaid Heaven.

Barbara said...

So glad that the post got your lovely little fob safely to its destination! And Mermaid Heaven looks great, too. :)

You enjoy a wonderful weekend, okay? :)

Dawn said...

Mermaid Heaven is stunning! Between her and Dawn you have me drooling all over the screen:) The fobs are beautiful, too.

Lauren said...

How sweet - I love the fobs! And I just can't wait to see the mermaid finished.

Lavender Rose said...

Carol, The little fobbies are so sweet. I love the bees in pink. Are you thinking about me with the Neighborhood RR???Please???
Deb

Susimac said...

Oh those Fobs Carol are so adorable the rcipients will love them.
MH is looking wonderful.

Little Grey Cat said...

You have stitched some gorgeous gifts there Carol. That is such a strange rule the Italian customs have. I wonder why it is?

Mermaid Heaven is looking more and more gorgeous each time I see her :o) Do you want to put Spring ride back a few weeks so you can finish your gorgeous mermaid? She just looks soo close now. If not then looking forward to starting SR next weekend!

I haven't been around for a few days and was sorry to read today that you're not much enjoying blogging at the moment. I hope whatever it is that's getting you down sorts itself out soon honey.

Sally said...

Carol, those fobs are absolutely gorgeous. You make such beautiful gifts.

mermaid Heaven is so pretty.

tkdchick said...

Aren't you tempted to just focus on your mermaid and get it finished???

Carol two more beautiful fobs! You must of made a million this year!

sugardoll said...

Your mermaid heaven looks gorgeous. Almost done weee!!

That's weird custom stuff going on. I wonder what very little items are allowed to go through. Glad your gifts came through. I would be bummed if that happens to me after I have worked hard on something & they won't let it go to the recepient. Have a greast day & Take care!

Anne S said...

Yet more beautiful fobs ... you're a machine, a very kind and generous machine ;) What a shame your Mermaids are getting put to one side again soon ... you see so close to finishing too ...

Mary said...

Carol,
The fobs came out great! Mermaid Heaven is really coming along. Thanks for sharing your updates!
Mary :-)

tintocktap said...

Those fobs are beautiful!

Katrina said...

Everything is so pretty. Love the fobs especially.

Jenna said...

Oh, Mermaid Heaven. Such a lovely piece. I love looking at it. :) Great work on the fobs, as well! :)