Wednesday, September 05, 2007

A Beautiful Surprise


Today I received the most wonderful surprise in the mail! My blog is apparently being read by a lovely woman named Maria in Canada. She stitched this beautiful Alyssum Scissor Case for me and sent it to thank me for the enjoyment she says she gets from my blog. Awwww. Isn't the world just amazing?? I don't think Maria has a blog, but I sure wish that she did! Thank you Maria! I am embarrassed about accepting such a lovely surprise, and I will treasure it always. It is Maria's first scissor case, and it is simply perfectly stitched!

We are feeling much better here today, although several of my clients told me today how very ill they have also been over the past week. This is apparently a stomach flu. I have an update from tonight of Cathy's Neighborhood Round Robin. It is almost ready to go to Annemarie now. I am just down to having the backstitching to do (I even got some of that done tonight) and to add my name/state. I really like how this is coming out.

Thank you all for your sweet wishes and concerns. They really lifted us. I will remain ridiculously busy at work for another two weeks until my big project ends on Sept 18th. But I will try to squeeze in some blog reading time, as I feel I am so far behind now with what you are all doing. I miss you!

Stitched on today: Stitched on a gift, and Cathy's Neighborhood Round Robin

30 comments:

Kathy said...

As I have said before, my day is not complete until I have read your blog for the day. I love the Clam house. It is looking good. You are an inspiration to a lot of people with you stitching and the fact that you do a blog almost everyday. Great job. Glad to hear you are on the mend.

Sharon said...

How sweet and kind of Maria! It's beautiful. Your RR is just great-I love how it looks. Glad to hear you all are feeling better!

Barbara said...

Maria has a gallery at Cyberstitchers, but not a blog - and she is a WONDERFUL woman. :D I knew she'd made this for 'someone special' but I had no idea it was for you! How neat!!

Clam house looks GREAT. Just love th is one. And no, the package you sent was not for Niek. LOL!! Now that would be an unexpected gift!

Leena said...

What a lovely gift! It must have been a wonderful surprise. The exchange from Katrina is such a beauty too! I love the house in the RR, such pretty colours :)

It's good to hear that you're feeling better already!

Arthemise said...

I'm glad you guys are feeling better. The scissor case is just beautiful! I may have to try making one someday.

xstitch.nl said...

Ah, Maria! I thought everyone knew Maria... :o) As Barbara said, she is a wonderful lady and stitcher extraordinaire!! Go check out her gallery at Cyberstitchers, you will be amazed! I had already seen a preview of the Alyssum Scissor Case and it is beautiful! I so agree with Maria's sentiments. Your blog is a joy to read!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your progress and beautiful gift indeed. Ann.

cathymk said...

Ooh lovely! Alyssum Scissor pocket has been on my to do list for a while. Just lovely. Are you going to get the scissors to match?

Cathy's NRR is looking just lovely too!

Sherry said...

What a wonderful gift! I have to admit that I too check out your blog first thing with my morning coffee! I love to see what you have done or have to show! Glad to hear you are feeling better!

Jenn said...

What a sweet give from Maria. She did a beautiful job. I'm loving the Clam house more and more each time I see it.

Annemarie said...

Isn't Maria a sweetheart? I read all about this needlecase when it was in progress, and it turned out fabulous!
Your clam house is lovely. I can't wait to see it IRL, so I can drool over those intriguing colours :o)

Karoline said...

What a lovely gift to receive. Your RR is looking lovely.

staci said...

What a pretty scissor case!!! And clam house is looking great!

Tanya said...

How sweet and it is lovely!!!
Tanya

Munners said...

What a lovely surprise! The clam house is really taking shape. Glad to hear you're both on the mend

Michelle said...

Love your clam house - it is so cute and perfect for the RR. Glad you are both doing better and I hope work lets up a little bit soon.

BeckySC said...

What a sweet, sweet gifts you received! Enjoy :)
The RR is looking great!

Barbeeque4 said...

What a great gift, you are such an inspiration to so many!!! Great clam shack!!!

Susimac said...

Maria is such a special lady - and I love the scissor case she made you. Like Barbara says Maria has an album at Cyberstitches, its full of amazing work.
Glad you are both feeling much better.

Lauren said...

I absolutely love the clam house! I'm glad you're feeling better, and I hope work hurries up and clams down soon!

Susan said...

I love the Alyssum Scissor Pocket, I've stitched a couple of them this year. Maria did a lovely job.

I love the piece you chose for your RR - can you share who the designer is? I'd love to get the chart!

Lavender Rose said...

Carol, The clam shack is perfect! I love the flag, especially. So sorry you all have been so sick...yucky! And, happy the bug has flown from you. Your blog is a staple in my life. I don't know what I'd do without notes from you, Carol. I'm so glad you're there and that you're my friend. So, your blog is a lifeline...
Hugs,
Deb

tkdchick said...

How kind to recive a gift out of the blue like that!

Your contribution to the RR is wonderful!

sugardoll said...

That is indeed a beautiful scissor case, what a lucky girl you are *^_^* You deserve it too!!

The clam shack is looking and coming along very nicely.

Dawn said...

What a beautiful gift!

Cathy said...

What a lovely gift from Maria! I have this in my stash and should really pull it out and stitch it!

I love Clam House - perfect choice for my RR!

Linda litlaskvis said...

Beautiful! How very sweet of Maria!

Sally said...

How lovely of Maria to send you the scissor case. It is beautiful.

Lynn said...

Glad to see you're both feeling much better.
That was very kind of Maria. She did a beautiful job!

Aussie Stitcher said...

Glad that you and Mike have recovered. The needlecase is gorgeous.

Joanne