Thursday, July 24, 2008

Summer Quaker Exchange from Edgar


Today was a little stressful. We had very heavy rains, thunder and lightning most of the day. Driving was terrible, and there was lots of flooding near my office. I later heard that just north and east of my house there was a lot of storm damage, and a possible tornado. We just missed it! My day was brightened immeasurably when I received this lovely HoE Summer Quaker Exchange from Edgar today. Edgar wrote that he could not decide which of these two items to stitch, so he simply stitched and sent them both. How lucky am I? First is a beautiful quaker rose box that adorns my bureau as we speak. It is lined with beautiful rose fabric and is just so perfect... and Edgar also stitched one of his super nice round pinkeeps for me too using a motif from the Ackworth book. Wow, I love them both! On top that, Edgar hit my wish list pretty hard and sent me two charts for which I have been yearning. Plus, two pretty and very useable fat quarters of cotton finishing fabric. Edgar, you brightened my day - you are so very generous and I appreciate all of this!

No stitching of mine own to show. I finished up my own HoE Summer Quaker Exchange tonight, but of course, I cannot show it yet. I was hoping one of the PIFs or CE exchange I have mailed out would have arrived so I could show it today, but nothing yet... Edgar's stitching needs no help and deserves its own entry anyhow ;-)

Oh! Before I forget!! I have been meaning to post this for about a week now... isn't this new Halloween Fairy by Nora Corbett in the new issue (Sept '08) of Cross Stitch & Needlework fantastic?? I think I am going to ask DH for some of the Kreinik and beads I will need for this for my birthday next week ;-) I love this!

Stitched on today: Finished HoE Summer Quaker Exchange

18 comments:

Petra said...

What a beautiful exchange! I agree about the Halloween Fairy, she's a must stitch! Remarkable she was in a magazine, no?
Petra

Lillie said...

Beautiful exchange from Edgar. Thank you for telling about Halloween Fairy, must watch out for the mag from the store now. She is stunning!

Have a good weekend

Sonda in OR said...

Love those quaker pieces. It's a wonderful exchange.

valerie said...

What a lovely exchange from Edgar! They are both very pretty.

I am dying for that new Halloween Fairy. She is gorgeous! I didn't think the mag came out yet. I may have to call my LNS and have them just send it to me when it comes in!

karenv said...

What a beautiful exchange! I love the rose box especially.

cathymk said...

What a fabulous exchange from Edgar!

Jenn said...

I agree the Halloween Fairy is a must stitch. I like her so much better then the Limited Edition one that came out a year or so ago.

Georgie said...

G'day Carol, I know you have received this award already, but I had to give it to you anyway! BTW, I have just ordered this magazine because of this gorgeous halloween design. Didn't know it was in it until you put it on your blog, so thank you! (I think LOL)

Susan said...

Beautiful gifts, Carol. Edgar did a lovely job, and he’s such a sweetie with the extra goodies!

Sherry said...

what a wonderful exhange! How sweet of Edgar to do both for you! I have missed all my stitching buddies and am thrilled to finally be back!

staci said...

That is a fabulous exchange from Edgar! Enjoy Carol!

Barbara said...

That's a wonderful exchange from Edgar.

Glad you didn't suffer any storm damage. A lightening strike fried my mom's TV and PC. :(

Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

That is a beautiful set of gifts from Edgar, so thoughtful.

Shelleen said...

Your exchange package is awesome. I love that Halloween Fairy and may have to see if any store here sells the mag.

Jenna said...

Thank goodness the storm damage missed you! Edgar sent you such a lovely package; he spoiled you beautifully. :) And that Halloween Fairy from Nora is delightful!

tkdchick said...

What a fantastic parcel from Edgar!

Kim B said...

What a great exchange! And the Halloween Fairy is amazing!

Sharon said...

Gorgeous exchange from Edgar!