Monday, April 28, 2008

Garden Theme Exchange from Goldie


I received this really lovely SBEBB Garden Theme Exchange from Goldie today :-) My photo does not do this pretty flat fold any justice, but there is a much better photo of it on Goldie's blog - the colors are so yummy, and of course it is so perfectly stitched and finished.
Goldie spoiled me with lots of goodies - two pretty charts, two wonderful cuts of fabric, seed packets that will be started in peat pods very soon, and a tin of mango Altoids... and see that butterfly card? The orange butterfly detaches from the card and gets planted in the ground - it is packed with wildflower seeds! I am going to grab a big pot this coming weekend, fill it with seed starting soil and bury this little butterfly ;-) I can't wait to see what grows! Thank you so much Goldie!
For my own stitching tonight, I finished Snowman's Holiday ornament, but will try to get a good photo of it in the daylight tomorrow morning (try being the operative word, as it is very rainy here and is expected to be so in the morning as well).... and I worked on House Samplings too :-)
PhotobucketOn a sad note today, a colleague brought me an obituary from last Thursday's paper. A young woman I treated for many years (about 13), and who was by far my most challenging client to date, while also being one from whom I learned so very much, passed away suddenly a week ago... I feel devastated. She moved out of state a couple of years ago.... so very sad to learn this news today...

Stitched on today: Finished Snowman's Holiday ornament, and stitched on House Samplings **Mailed out a gift today

17 comments:

Aussie Stitcher said...

The pinkeep is gorgeous, as it the rest of the package. Sorry to hear of the passing of your client, it must be difficult at times to maintain a proffessional distance from them, take care. {{{HUGS}}}

Carol R said...

What a great exchange from Goldie - pretty flat fold and the butterfly card is lovely. Don't forget to post a picture of what comes up!

House Samplings is looking good.

Sorry to hear of your ex-patient's death - such a waste when someone dies so young

karenv said...

That's a pretty exchange and nice progress on House Samplings.

I'm sorry to hear of the death of your former client {{{hugs}}}

Sharon said...

Beautiful exchange from Goldie! Sorry to hear about your former client-that's hard! {{{hugs}}}

Karen's Blog said...

The pinkeep is lovely Carol. I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your former patients passing. So sad.

Kim B said...

What a lovely pinkeep and a wonderful exchange!

And I'm so sorry about your patient Carol. That must be very hard for you.

Lelia said...

Beautiful stitching Carol -- and what a marvelous exchange project w/gifts! Take care

Vonna said...

I'm so terribly sorry to hear of your clients death. How sad.

Your exchange from sweet Goldie is gorgeous and your WIP is coming along gangbusters!

Nic said...

What a lovely exchange!

It's tough when you hear news like that unexpectedly. I worked for a mental health charity at one point, and it was always a shock when a client died, even though we worked with suicidal and vulnerable people.

tangerinedream73 said...

Thanks for your comment on my Miss Mary Mack! Your package from Goldie is so nice. Sorry to hear of the passing of your client.

Amy

BeckySC said...

I am stitching this same design you received from Goldie right now as a gift for my mom :) I am going to finish it on a box for her to go with her b-day/Mother's day gifts :)
Goldie did a great job and your progress looks great!!

Sally said...

What a beautiful package Carol. Love the pinkeep. It's so pretty.

Michelle said...

What a gorgeous flatfold. I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your patient. Big hugs!

Barbara said...

That's really a terrific exchange from Goldie. :D

I'm sorry to hear that one of your former patients passed away.

Jenna said...

Goldie did a wonderful job of the flat fold. I love the color of fabric that she chose for the stitching! And the butterfly from the card being full of seeds? Well, that's just too neat for words.

Sorry to hear about your former patient. It must be difficult when one passes away.

Ranae said...

What a beautiful flatfold. Sorry! to hear of the passing of your former client.

tkdchick said...

What a lovely exchange from Goldie!