Aren't these lovely? Joke stitched me a pinpillow with a matching fob by Carriage House Samplings (a favorite of mine!). She wrote of her doubts about her finishing, and I don't understand that at all. Her finishing and her stitching are nothing at all short of perfect! She also sent me a pack of John James needles, some purple Madeira silk and a cut of 32 ct Confederate Grey belfast. This is the best and most unbelievable (to me) part - I actually was at the LNS today (how rare, as it is quite a distance with the current fuel costs) looking for just such a piece of linen for an exchange that is due to be mailed on July 21. I didn't find what I wanted and figured I would have to go home and either substitute the fabric or choose something else to stitch... and there was the absolutely perfect piece in my mailbox! Thank you so much Joke! I hope you are enjoying your holiday - hurry back soon so I can thank you!!
Yesterday was Neila's birthday, and she has emailed me to let me know that my little gift for her arrived in time. Whew! I must tell you, Neila is very special to me. Many (many, many) years ago, I met Neila through stitching on round robins. We communicated by US mail and a little bit of email back then... what was a blog back then?? A year or more ago, I blogged about wondering where some of my old round robins friends might be... and at some point Neila's daughter happened to google Neila's name and found my entry... and now Neila and I are back to being active stitching pals again. I think that is soooo cool! I stitched her this wee token of my friendship:
Now I will run away and hide from the internet... I am busily working on an overdue gift and getting quite close to finished... so back to it!
Stitched on today: Finished a gift, and started SBEBB Summer House Exchange