Friday, March 21, 2008

Excellent Mail Day

I had a great mail day today - two absolutely gorgeous exchanges arrived at my door early this morning. These are so beautiful!

First is the HoE Biscornu Exchange that I received from Margie - Margie totally spoiled me. She went with an Easter basket theme, and I was so excited. I have not received an Easter basket in years... maybe 25 years? Maybe more? She stitched me such a delicate biscornu - pale peach and green on white with freshwater pearl like beads... and oh so perfectly stitched and finished... and then the amazing Easter basket - a crocus grow kit, a pretty piece of Silkweaver belfast linen, Reese's pieces (for Mike) and sugar free berry mints (for me), cute colorful post its.... and then the eggs! Margie filled the basket with plastic eggs, each of which holds a fun stitching treat - Vikki Clayton silks, buttons, beads, needles, embellishments! What fun! Thank you Margie, this was such a treat and you are a very special lady :-)

I also received this gorgeous Crazy Exchange return exchange from the adorable Sandie in The Netherlands (no blog...). She says this is her first pinkeep - and it is perfect in every way. So perfectly stitched and finished... and one of my favorite new freebies too! I immediately hung this beauty on one of the knobs of our barrister bookcase in our living room. Lovely job Sandie - you are awesome. And she sent me bath stuff too - she must have read how much I love bath products. Oh Sandie, thank you so much.

I have precious little of my own stitching to show today. I worked most of the day today on finishing up a replacement biscornu exchange for the HoE Biscornu Exchange - we had a member drop out yesterday, and mailing date was today. I managed to finish it and went to AC Moore with Mike earlier today and got some goodies to go with it, along with treats from my exchange goodie drawer here at the house... now I can mail it tomorrow. So, all I can show is part of the brown motif on the right left side of Serenity - not much personal stitching today.

Stitched on today: Finished replacement biscornu for HoE Biscornu Exchange, and stitched on Serenity

21 comments:

Kim B said...

Those are lovely exchanges! And how great of you to stitch up that replacement biscornu, and on such short notice!

Chiloe said...

What a great idea to do an easter basket !!!

Rowyn said...

What lovely gifts! Serenity is looking great.

If you need help with stitching fobs or biscornus for those who miss out, please feel free to let me know. How very disappointing that someone would do that the day before the mailing date.

coonieandplume said...

Wonderful exchanges!

Lillie said...

That's a great easter theme idea indeed. Both are wonderful exchange.

Vonna said...

Superior exchanges for a superior woman :)
I love that Biscornu and I like you LOVE that new love freebie! It is perfectly done!
And you were more than ever spoiled in that super Easter basket :)
Happy Easter!

Barbara said...

I can't decide what I like best - you've received some WONDERFUL goodies! :D And your own stitching is always a delight. :)

BeckySC said...

AWESOME exchanges, Carol!! Enjoy them :) :)

Sally said...

Beautiful exchanges, Carol, and your QC is looking stunning!

Karoline said...

What lovely exchanges and Serenity is looking gorgeous

tkdchick said...

You got some lovely stuff there Carol!

Susan said...

That's awful that someone would drop out the day before a mailing date. I hope she had a good excuse, otherwise that's just terrible.

The goodies you received look wonderful.

Mylene said...

Beautiful exchanges and goodies received, carol.
Happy Easter!!

stitcherw said...

Lovely exchanges to get, and what speedy stitching you were doing to get the biscornu done and ready to mail. Glad that you could get it turned around so fast, but what a shame that you needed too. Hope you have a bit of a breather now to work on your other pieces, they are all so beautiful.
Sue

Dani said...

Great exchanges ... I love the love pin keep! Can't wait to see the biscornu that you finished.

Lelia said...

Beautiful stitching! Lovely gifts, Happy Easter, too : )

staci said...

How wonderful that you've received some fantastic exchanges!!!

Happy Easter Carol!

Jen said...

Beautiful exchanges. The biscornu is so pretty and the pinkeep is great.

Anita said...

Wow, what a wonderful day of mail. I love your quaker piece, it is very pretty. Have a great Easter.

Sharon said...

Beautiful exchanges ans Serenity is looking wonderful!

Michelle said...

Wonderful exchanges! The Easter basket was a great idea - how fun!