Saturday, December 8, 2007

Some Surprises....

As you can see a few chocolates have already been devoured, don't want to waste time just looking at them...teehee. When I got home from our island holiday these are the goodies awaiting my arrival, it was worth the wait. These yummy sweet chocolates Annie sent me all the way from Australia. Thanks so much Annie for a wonderful box of handmade chocolates. And Thanks Sharon for organizing a fun and yummy swap.
This little pink quilt is for a swap with Karen, we talked about doing a swap some months ago but with Karen's house tour which involved redecorating an entire room "you go girl", we decided to put it off until now. I'll show you what she has made me when I receive it, I don't even know what she will send, we promised to surprise each other. If you haven't seen her beautiful house it's well worth a look. Karen has excellent eye for colour and decorating. I wish she could visit me and redo my house...LOL
Here is a close up of the quilting.
More about swaps. Darlene and I have been swapping 9patch blocks for a few months and I've been having a blast exchanging with her, thanks Darlene, I might be late this month...sigh. See my sneak peek post here. Sometimes we send each other little surprises, oh my is it ever fun...teehee. When I told Darlene that I was making the PDG's she offered me some seaside rose fabric. What a great surprise in store for me. Here is my first block done sitting with a gorgeous collection.. I wasn't sure about how the embroidery colours were going to work together but after seeing this picture I think it will be a wonderful combination with the fabrics.
Even more surprises when I got home, does it ever end....oh gosh... don't get me wrong I'm not complaining a bit...lol. Caroline was so sweet to send me this heart pincushion, little strawberry and red trimmed crocheted doily. I love them all, I think the buttons are vintage and the purple lace is hand dyed. Thanks so much Caroline, this certainly is a wonderful package of treasures. Big Smiles from ME!

I feel so lucky to have met these wonderful ladies and I cherish their friendship.

Happy Stitching to Everyone.

17 comments:

Screen Door said...

Great Photos-- these should be greeting cards... Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Darlene said...

Your PDG stitchery is adorable. Very, very cute! I do believe the fabric will work very nicely. :-)

What wonderful goodies from all over the world - AU, England and the Surface of the Sun (LOL). Remember you only get what you give and you, my friend, have an incredible giving and sharing spirit. :-) Enjoy!

Audrey said...

I just discovered your blog thru Karen at Yellow Farm House. Love her blog and love yours as well. I am putting your blog as one of my favorites! I think we have all the same tastes. I will be visiting often!

Doodlebug Gail said...

What lovely photos - the buttons are what caught my eye. Lovely quilt and gorgeous stitchery, so neat and tidy! Take care.

Sweet P said...

Yup, you did receive some wonderful goodies.

Sounds like you had a wonderful time on your trip.

tami said...

What great things to come home to. Fun fun. :c)

Carole said...

Lovely quilt! Looks like your chocolates arrived just in time! What wonderful goodies from friends! Love that stitchery! Thanks for sharing!

Libby said...

Mmmmm - each and every one is a delightful treat *s*

Mary Ann said...

Such lovely, yummy gifties!!! Lucky you!! ;o) Your little quilt is just gorgeous, too! I've got to make a few soon...I have so many Civil War prints left over from my Dear Jane that would work well in miniature!!! Cheers! Mary Ann in DK

Quilt Nut said...

mmm chocolate! great surprise to come home too.

love the churn dash quilt-it's actually one of my favorite blocks

yellowfarmhouse said...

Those chocolates look yummy and worth the wait. How about that cute little heart you also got in the mail - very sweet, plus all the goodies you got with it.

Thank you for the sweet comments on my home and again for the darling quilt I got. OK what is that cute little stitchery your working on. I didn't recognize what you were talking about. It's darling.
Hugs - karen

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Looks like you've already had Christmas over there. Those chocolates look ever so yummy!! And pretty too. Love all your goodies!! That stitchery is wonderful.

Pam said...

You sure did get a bunch of lovely things - lucky you!! I love the little stitchery you have done - the Seaside Rose fabric will go perfectly with it!!

Annie said...

So glad the chocs made it safely and that you enjoyed them. It was a bit freaky seeing them on your blog knowing they had travelled the world.

Sew Prim Khris said...

What a gorgeous pincushion. Love it. Khris

Judy said...

The stitchery is fabulous and what a great job! Everything looks wonderful!

Judy said...

I've looked and looked at that stitchery of the great ladies and I simply must do one like it...mind sharing what PDG stands for and where I can find the pattern?

Thanks so much!