Saturday, March 13, 2010

I've been spoiled rotten!

The mailman delivered a very heavy priority mail package this morning. I have been utterly spoiled rotten by Janet for the HoE LHN/CCN Exchange. This was Janet's first exchange, and she went over the top, way above and beyond! I apologize straight up for the poor photo quality. I should have gone out to the porch to take photos, but we are having a bit of a windstorm here this weekend, so I used the kitchen table instead....
Janet stitched me an album! I will describe it more below - along with it some 36 ct linen she hand dyed for me, the latest issue of SANQ (I had just let my subscription expire due to the economy) and a really pretty chart I had not yet seen that is dedicated in the memory of Kris Stott - it is chock full of great charts for smalls - by many of my favorite designers! She also enclosed a pen from her ebay shop ;-)
Inside the album... many pages full of goodies! Here is the inside cover and an example of a page - she included John James needles, a pretty pair of Premax scissors and several skeins of overdyed floss.... and some on later pages that appear to be ones she dyed herself for her shop and they are super nice! In the album are two more patterns for me -which I love!! See.... SPOILED! I cannot thank Janet enough. I cannot wait to use this - in fact, I will tonight! This will be an heirloom!


March 1 - 31: (234x60) Shirts vs Skin Promotion


Just finished my Easter Exchange today - in time for the mailing date on Monday ;-)

Currently stitching: CaHRH, and going to start another Christmas Ornament for my gift basket...

19 comments:

Berit said...

Astonishing! :D What lovely lovelies! :D :D :D

Catherine said...

Wow! That is amazingly beautiful!! Enjoy!!!

Lynn said...

Janet's stitching album is amazing! I don't think I've ever seen one like this. What a lovely surprise that must have been for you. And all those goodies too!

Von said...

Janet really did spoil you rotten! The album is an amazing treasure that you'll be enjoying for many years to come. :)

Kathy A. said...

Wow! That is absolutely stunning and so unique. I would love to see more of it and how it's laid out!
What a lovely, lovely gift.

Nic said...

That's fabulous - yes, you have been spoiled, but you deserve it for all the work you do organising HOE and HOE2 (and for generally being great!)

shakatak66 said...

WOW, that album is AMAZING! Awesome job by Janet :D

Harmien said...

O my goodness, the album is amazing!! Enjoy all your goodies. I guess you won't have any problems sitting out that storm... ;o)

FayeRaye said...

Carol, this is one of the nicest exchanges I have ever seen~~ And, it couldnt have gone to a more deserving stitcher~~ Faye

Deb said...

Oh Carol - that is absolutely wonderful! I don't think I've ever seen anything like it. What a wonderful girl your received, especially with all the goodies that went along with it!!

Kim B said...

Wow! You deserve it! CONGRATS!

Tessa said...

What a lovely, lovely exchange - I would so love to see it up close! What amazing work :)

Susan said...

What a wonderful, wonderful gift in your exchange. How thoughtful of her. Enjoy!

Happy Stitching!

Carla said...

wow Carol!! You've really been spoiled!!! Enjoy!

Andrea said...

A gorgeous exchange and a bit different to the norm. Beautiful!

Kajsa said...

Beautiful! I can see why you don't want to lose that package in a windstorm.

Dani - tkdchick said...

What a great exchange to recieve!

Marie-P said...

WOW...did she make that album??? That is amazing. What a fabulous exchange for a very deserving lady. ;)

Susan said...

What a novel finishing idea - I've never seen anything like it - it's beautiful.