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