Edda was my partner for the Stitching Bloggers Birthday Club this year, and while she had already sent me a lovely package of gifts for my birthday, she followed it up with this second package that is just amazing! Along with a pretty book of Icelandic designs, Edda stitched this gorgeous little stitching set for me - it is adorable and so well done! And, inside that scissor pocket is a pair of the silver swan scissors I have been coveting! Thank you so much Edda!
I also received a really nice package from Joan. She stitched me the cutest birthday candles fob :-) So cool! And she also sent me one of her lovely pincushions, as well as some beads for stuffing and some flower shaped eyelets. Thank you so much Joan - I love it all!
My DH had some of my samplers framed for me for my birthday. This is a bit of a traditional gift from him. I really like my framer. We get such quick service and a personal touch... these came home this week...
And - a new start today! Terrible photo. I need to figure out how to best photograph this. I know I should be finishing Acorn Sampler first, but I could not resist. I had time alone today while DH had a commitment to take care of... and I decided my Silkweaver Phantom Belfast would be good (cannot tell by the photo, the fabric is much darker) and while I am still waiting on two braids and a packet of beads, I started Nora Corbett's Halloween Fairy. I could not put her down! I still plan to finish Acorn Sampler this month.
Stitched on today: Started Halloween Fairy