Sunday, December 23, 2007

Thank you Katrina :-)

The mailman delivered a special package yesterday, all the way from New Zealand. It was my Christmas package from Katrina!! She had only just posted it a few days ago, and it is already here! She told me to go ahead and open it :-) Katrina stitched me the cutest Christmas pillow, and I just love it - her work is so beautiful! I have tucked it amongst the branches of my Christmas tree, and will every year forward. She also sent me a sweet Brittercup chartpack, some New Zealand paper, two beautiful cotton fabrics and a spicy sachet. What a lovely and thoughtful package. Thank you again, Katrina, you are such a dear friend. And, I hope my package for you arrives soon too.

Today I did something a little bit different... I finally finished something off "just for me". I had stitched this pretty Chatelaine freebie at least a couple of years ago, and today I finished it into a little trinket box for my bureau. I love how it came out! It is nice to keep something for myself for once :-) I am not complaining, but do realize that I stitch so much for others and forget myself quite a bit.

Tina Rose Mandala Garden Box


Silkweaver 28 ct Romance Lugana, DMC Floss, Thread Gatherer Silk 'n Colors Silk, Mill Hill Beads

I made a little slide show of all of the exchanges I have received this year from Becky's various boards. I did this in response to several requests in the Hooked on Exchanging group for examples of what stitchers send in their exchange packages... so, I decided to put my little slide show here too :-)

Wow.... tomorrow is Christmas Eve already! Anyone have any big plans? We will be visiting our families on Christmas Day - both live about 40 minutes south of us, an easy drive, especially with no snow currently in the forecast.

Stitched on today: Finished Tiny Rose Mandala Garden Box, and finished Frosty Friends Exchange project


Kendra said...

What a beautiful garden box! I'm planning on finishing the Chatelaine Christmas Tree Mandala freebie as a box topper as well...just gotta get it finished.

Merry Christmas! Enjoy your holiday!

Sharon said...

Carol, your Chatelaine box is to die for! Love it-so pretty! Beatiful gifts from Katrina too. The slide show was pretty cool-nice to look back over your past exchanges this year.

Anonymous said...

Oooh, that's a pretty box. One for yourself too - that's good!

Great slideshow. That's a lot of exchanges :o)

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas Carol!

Christine said...

Thanks so much for your wishes Carol !
Joyeux Noël - Merry Christmas to you !

Cheryl said...

The box is beautiful Carol! Im glad you got to keep something for yourself, you stitch so many things for others its incredible!
I loved watching your many beautiful pieces.
Happy Christmas!

Karoline said...

Your box is beautiful, congratulations. And what a lovely parcel from Katrina.

Happy Chirstmas

Anonymous said...

Nice package from Katrina! And I love your box finish... it's good to keep things "just for you" once in a while :)

Merry Christmas... enjoy your family day!

Andrea said...

Good for you Carol. Its a lovely box topper. Beautiful gifts from Katrina too.

Thank you for my card, it arrived today. :)

Merry Christmas!

Hazel said...

Merry Christmas Carol. It is a gorgeous box you have made. xx

Chiara said...

Dear Carol,
I wish you and your family a very Happy Christmas!!

Margaret said...

Gorgeous gifts from Katrina.
Love your finishing of the Rose Garden Mandela. I stitched it a year or so ago and found it such a joy to stitch.
Have a Merry Christmas.

Wawanna said...

WOW, you have been involved in a lot of exchanges!!!! I am not sure I could be that inventive, trying to think up all those different little goodies to send along with some stitching, for each exchange. You must have to do a great deal of shopping! Your Chatelaine is stunning! Obvioulsy you are a skilled stitcher. Beautiful work!

ollie1976 said...

Congrats on finishing something for you! It looks great.

Meari said...

The Chatelaine box turned out wonderful, Carol. Good job!

Michelle said...

I love your Rose Mandala box - so pretty, and a perfect way to finish it. Good for you making something for yourself!