Today I received the Specific Designer: Little House Needleworks Exchange from Yasmin. This is actually her replacement package, as her original, sent out in early November, is caught up somewhere in the postal system. I told her I truly did not mind waiting for it to find my house, but Yasmin chose instead to stitch a replacement. This was so worth the wait!
Yasmin made a pretty mattress pincushion using one of my favorite LHN designs. She subbed out the flosses as she did not have the Crescent Colours floss, and I must say she really did a great job with her colors - I really love the pink! Her stitching and finishing are just so perfect.
... and she personalized the back for me - I love that! I really should remember to personalize the ones I send out more often...
She sent me goodies too! She sent some tea bags from Malaysia. I am going to enjoy one tonight, for sure. And she sent me adorable fabric and two skeins of the much coveted hand-dyed floss by Aniza. I love it all, Yasmin. Thank you so much :-)
And then, I also received this beautiful and overly generous SBEBB Winter Quaker Exchange from Edgar this morning as well. Just look at this beautifully stitched pinkeep. It is so classy, I just love it. I wish I had taken a photo of the back as well. His fabric choice is just perfect. I feel so honored to now own a piece of his fabulous stitching!
Edgar was so generous in his package to me. Not only did he send the wonderful pinkeep, which I shall cherish forever along with Yasmin's pincushion, but he also sent me the gorgeous Italian Christmas ornament book I had on my wish list! I was really just hoping my DH would see that there and get it for me - but Edgar took care of it. I cannot wait to sit down later with it and a cup of coffee (or maybe Yasmin's tea) and read it! Still there was more! Edgar sent me SB's Friendship Roll kit (I love it!), some Vikki Clayton silks (always love those) and some chocolate-covered Altoids too! Yay! You spoiled me rotten Edgar. Thank you, thank you!
As I said, the postal service also made a delivery across the ocean this morning too - Stephanie has received the SBEBB Winter House Exchange that I posted to her on Monday. Once again, the trustworthy and tiny post office in Raymond, NH came through again - fast service!!
I chose to send her a Drawn Thread chart off of her wishlist (thank you Amy for your sale at Down Sunshine Lane for that one!!), some denim blue felt to go with it, some spring-like DMC floss, a beaded scissor fob (made by Mary Kathryn), some In the Clouds lugana by Sugar Maple Fabrics, and some yummy bubble bath from Bath & Body Works...oh, and Valentine's Day sweets! Glad you like it all Stephanie. I was so thrilled to get your name from Becky for this exchange :-)
OK, blogging early today so I can now sneak off and stitch on a gift!!
Happy 43rd Birthday to my sister, Kathryn, today!!! :-)
Stitched on today: Stithced a gift **Mailed out one HOE Scissor Fob Exchange, and mailed out SBEBB Winter Quaker Exchange today