Thursday, August 21, 2008

My friends spoil me!

I had such a great mail day today because my friends spoil me! I received an ONS order today that included two of three items I still needed for Halloween Fairy... one spool of Kreinik still coming... so that was a good start... but then it got great... Look at these lovely gifts from friends:
Leena sent me this pretty pinkeep. It is amazing. Leena does such beautiful work. She stitched a freebie from The Gift of Stitching using that wonderful DMC 115, and it is finished so perfectly! Thank you so much Leena! And, Joke sent me this super sweet little floss ring tag. She says it is only her second one, but she felt it was a nice gesture to send it to me. I guess that is because I sent her a pack of eyelets and a setting tool when I read in the Crazy Exchange group that she wanted to try this technique out... it is the sweetest little thing from the sweetest woman! Thank you so much Joke! I adore both of my gifts (and their senders) so very much. I will cherish them forever. And, here is my fairy... she is close to stitched up now, save for some small areas of braid that will just have to wait until the postman delivers the goods. I was able to start the pumpkin vines tonight - it is getting very sparkly and shiny now :-)

Stitched on today: Stitched on Halloween Fairy

25 comments:

Margaret said...

Carol isn't she lovely. She reminds me of the art deco statuettes you see on the UK Anitques Roadshow sometimes - with a different costume of course ;-)

Teejay said...

Those gifts are so pretty and your fairy is just lovely!

Rowyn said...

Great gifts. I adore your Trick or Treat fairy, the fabric you have chosen sets her off beautifully.

Annemarie said...

I can't believe how fast the HF is going!
Love the gifts.
Goodluck at work. I know how hard this time of the year is for you, so be sure I'm thinking of you!

Ulla said...

Your Halloween fairy looks really good!

Georgie said...

Love the pressies you got in the mail! Also, HF is stitching up really quickly..Can't wait to see sparklies

Carol R said...

Beautiful Halloween Fairy - she is so delicate!

Do you know which G of S mag the heart comes from?

karenv said...

Lovely gifts - the floss tag design is really sweet!

Laurence said...

Lovely gifts! Lucky you! ;o)
And the Halloween Fairy is beautiful.

coonieandplume said...

You received lovely gifts.
Your fairy is gorgeous, I love the fabric!

Dawn said...

Great gifts! Halloween fairy looks awesome!:)

Tammy said...

Great gifts indeed, and your Halloween lady is awesome. FABU work!

Mari said...

Hello! I found a link to your blog in Leena's blog, so I came to visit. You have made very beautiful cross stitches! :) The Halloween Fairy is pretty! :)

Hazel said...

Great gifts to recieve! Loe your fabric on your fairy too. xx

Margie said...

I love how your Halloween Fairy is turning out. That linen is perfect!

Margie said...

I love how your Halloween Fairy is turning out. That linen is perfect!

Sharon said...

HF looks fantastic. Lovely birthday gifts.

Shelleen said...

the gifts are really nice but I just LOVE the Halloween Fairy and need to find that pattern.

Stitches 'N' Stones said...

The heart is beautiful but I love that floss tag, such delicate colors. HF looks amazing, it's obvious how much you are enjoying her!

Sally said...

Beautiful gifts you received Carol.

Joke said...

I just love to give you something in return for being such a nice stitching-friend :) Btw the floss tag design is a small part of Inspiration by Rosewood Manor. And your fairy is sooo nice!

Nelapx said...

Congratulations Carol.... Fayry is beuatifullll

Connie B said...

How nice to have friends that send you goodies!!! Your fairy looks great! I love the fabby color you chose also!

Susan said...

I love the fabric color you've chosen, Carol.

Your gifts are both lovely, too!

Janaina said...

What a nice thing from Joke! The tag is really sweet!
Leena´s pinkeep is also a treasure! I am amazed on the finishing. I would never be able to o such darling piece!=)