Friday, July 30, 2010

Wonderful Mail!


Yesterday, the mailmain delivered a birthday gift from my dear stitching friend, Marie! What a surprise - I used to stitch a lot of bday gifts for stitching friends, but life circumstances changed dramatically and now I rarely ever have a chance to do that anymore. I absolutely never expect to receive gifts, and yet... look at this stunning surprise from Marie. I adore it - the colors are amazing and the stitching and finishing are perfect! Thank you, Marie, for the treat! I will email you today - I got in so late last night from a dinner with my mom, her husband and his family that I was not at all focused until this morning :-)
And then, the mailman brought another treat today! I received this adorable HoE For the Birds Exchange from Erin today. Isn't this sooooo cheerful! I love this little SamSarah design and the finish so much that it now sits in my hutch in my dining area and is so perky! I am so lucky! She also could not resist making me one of those fun fobs she has been making with her husband's grandmother's beads - she said Happy BDay in my card, so must be for that! I was admiring the one she had in her blog recently, and now I own one! See, I am soooo lucky! Thank you Erin.... gulp, now I better kick it into high gear to get my exchange out in time.... :-)




Currently Stitching: HoE For the Birds Exchange, and Family Reunion Sampler

13 comments:

valerie said...

Wonderful mail Carol! What a lovely gift from Marie and I love the pinpillow from Erin. I hope you have a wonderful birthday tomorrow...amazing how the end of the month just snuck up! Relax and enjoy your special day. :)

Maggie said...

What beautiful goodies :-)

Have a wonderful birthday!

Susan said...

Both gifts are adorable, Carol.

Happy Birthday!

Valerie said...

What lovely gifts, Carol! Both are beautiful and hopefully brightened your day. Don't be surprised at RAK...they find their way to the most deserving of people :-)

Have a fabulous birthday!

Lynn said...

Isn't it great to have such wonderful friends? Both gifts are lovely. I'm partial to that little pillow. The fabric is a perfect match.
I hope you have a very Happy Birthday! Take some time for yourself.

Brigitte said...

Two wonderful gifts, Carol. Enjoy them!

staci said...

Happy Birthday Carol! Your gifts are lovely and you are a most deserving recipient!!!

Lynn said...

Isn't it great to get beautiful and special surprises in the mail? Hope your birthday was great.

Deborah said...

Wonderful gifts. Happy Birthday

Barb said...

Nice Birthday Gifts. Have a Happy Birthday. August is when all the good people were born!

Berit said...

I am always a big fan of your work (for the past couple of years), even if you are busy so you are not as active. :D It's nice to see you getting some nice gifts, too!

Andrea said...

Lovely gifts to receive.

trillium said...

Simple designs are made so striking with the right color combination of floss and fabric!