Saturday, January 12, 2008

Exchanges Sent and Received

The postal service certainly has been very busy today - I received two SBEBB exchanges today, and one that I mailed out arrived safely in the UK this morning as well!

Today I received the Specific Designer: Little House Needleworks Exchange from Yasmin. This is actually her replacement package, as her original, sent out in early November, is caught up somewhere in the postal system. I told her I truly did not mind waiting for it to find my house, but Yasmin chose instead to stitch a replacement. This was so worth the wait!

Yasmin made a pretty mattress pincushion using one of my favorite LHN designs. She subbed out the flosses as she did not have the Crescent Colours floss, and I must say she really did a great job with her colors - I really love the pink! Her stitching and finishing are just so perfect.

... and she personalized the back for me - I love that! I really should remember to personalize the ones I send out more often...

She sent me goodies too! She sent some tea bags from Malaysia. I am going to enjoy one tonight, for sure. And she sent me adorable fabric and two skeins of the much coveted hand-dyed floss by Aniza. I love it all, Yasmin. Thank you so much :-)

And then, I also received this beautiful and overly generous SBEBB Winter Quaker Exchange from Edgar this morning as well. Just look at this beautifully stitched pinkeep. It is so classy, I just love it. I wish I had taken a photo of the back as well. His fabric choice is just perfect. I feel so honored to now own a piece of his fabulous stitching!

Edgar was so generous in his package to me. Not only did he send the wonderful pinkeep, which I shall cherish forever along with Yasmin's pincushion, but he also sent me the gorgeous Italian Christmas ornament book I had on my wish list! I was really just hoping my DH would see that there and get it for me - but Edgar took care of it. I cannot wait to sit down later with it and a cup of coffee (or maybe Yasmin's tea) and read it! Still there was more! Edgar sent me SB's Friendship Roll kit (I love it!), some Vikki Clayton silks (always love those) and some chocolate-covered Altoids too! Yay! You spoiled me rotten Edgar. Thank you, thank you!

As I said, the postal service also made a delivery across the ocean this morning too - Stephanie has received the SBEBB Winter House Exchange that I posted to her on Monday. Once again, the trustworthy and tiny post office in Raymond, NH came through again - fast service!!

Winter Sampler Pinkeep

Lizzie Kate

32 ct Driftwood Linen, GAST and DMC Floss


I chose to send her a Drawn Thread chart off of her wishlist (thank you Amy for your sale at Down Sunshine Lane for that one!!), some denim blue felt to go with it, some spring-like DMC floss, a beaded scissor fob (made by Mary Kathryn), some In the Clouds lugana by Sugar Maple Fabrics, and some yummy bubble bath from Bath & Body Works...oh, and Valentine's Day sweets! Glad you like it all Stephanie. I was so thrilled to get your name from Becky for this exchange :-)

OK, blogging early today so I can now sneak off and stitch on a gift!!

Happy 43rd Birthday to my sister, Kathryn, today!!! :-)

Stitched on today: Stithced a gift **Mailed out one HOE Scissor Fob Exchange, and mailed out SBEBB Winter Quaker Exchange today

27 comments:

staci said...

So many goodies...wonderful stitching and exchanges, both sent and received! Congrats Carol!

Barbara said...

Oh, you have had a special mail day!! What wonderful gifts, and for what a wonderful woman!

I hope your stitching tonight goes fabulously.

Becky K in OK said...

Yor exchanges S&R'd are all truly beautiful. So happy for you. Enjoy your stitching night.

Carol R said...

Beautiful exchanges both given and received. Loved Edgar's placement of the pins!

Vonna said...

Oh my goodness...that is just spectacular...you've gotten such wonderful things and goodies!! I'm jealous of the LHN exchange, and definitely more jealous when I see you got something from the wonderful Edgar....what a day!!
Your Winter House is great and I just bet Stephanie love it :)

DaisyGirl said...

What a great day for you! Love all your goodies that you received, Edgar's such a neat guy! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Donna

Cathy B said...

Hi Carol -- Yasmin stitched and finished a lovely mattress pinkeep for you! Edgar's quaker is really special too. You stitched a great design for Stephanie on Winter house!

I hope you are able to relax and stitch to your heart's content tonight.

Linda K's Creativity Works said...

Wow...all of the exchanges are just beautiful....I love those pin keeps...I wish I could make one but I'm afraid that it would be too hard to make. I do sewing and put things together like pillows and stuff but a Pin Keep I'm not sure about though. They are so pretty and I would love to try to make one.

You do beautiful stitching too and you got lots of goodies too...good for you.

Take care & Happy Stitching

cathymk said...

Yum! Beautiful exchanges sent and received. Congratulations Carol!

Susimac said...

Great exchanges Carol, you have been so spoiled with the beautiful finishes and gifts.
Enjoy your stitching night.

Susan said...

Beautiful pieces (and goodies) sent and received! They are all lovely, Carol.

Andrea said...

Wonderful gifts both sent and received. Truly was a wonderful postal day. :)

Carla said...

Beautiful exchanges!!

Leena said...

Your winter house looks so beautiful, congratulations, what a lovely exchange you've sent!

You've really had a great mailday, both exchanges you received are wonderful.

Karoline said...

What a lovely mail day, such gorgeous exchanges

Kajsa said...

What lovely packages you have gotten! Love the LK that you stitched up too!

Dani said...

I love when the mailman brings me treats ... your exchanges look great. Your Winter pinkeep turned out really well!

Katrina in NZ said...

The LHN exchange is simply gorgeous Carol, what a clever way to finish the fruitpack, and Edgar's piece is wonderful too.

Just wondering with all these lovely exchanges how you display everything? Must look wonderful.

stitcherw said...

Wow, they all look great, given and received. What lovely exchange pieces and packets you all created. The mailman certainly was popular lately delivering all those goodies.
Sue

Stephanie said...

Yay yay yay - I love my new pinkeep, thanks so much Carol!

Lovely exchanges you received from Yasmin and Edgar! Yasmin's was definitely worth the wait, and I love how Edgar has personalised his pinkeep for you - well done to them both!

Sharon said...

Gorgeous exchanges both sent and received. I love the mattress pincushion by Yasmin!

Karen's Blog said...

Wow, so many wonderful things. You must really hang out for the mailman to arrive:)You deserve all teh nice things that come your way Carol:)

Sally said...

Beautiful gifts; both sent and received:)

Barbeeque4 said...

I am so pleased that you like the pinkeep, I had a great time making it!!


Take care,
edgar

Jenna said...

What lovely exchanges, all of them! You outdid yourself with your package to Stephanie; I'm sure she loves it. :)

Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

Carol, you send and receive the best mail! Great gifts and gorgeous stitching. I really love Yasmin's mattress pincushions.

Michelle said...

Wonderful exchanges!