May 19, 2010

Friendship exchange

Caroline made me this wonderful embroidered little bag. It says : the road fo a friends house is never too long I think she colored the fabric with tea or something, to get that old look, is that right Caroline?
She also stitched me a lovely needlebook and added a (handmade?) notebook. I'm very pleased with the exchange, thanks Caroline!

May 18, 2010

Thanks to our favorite Kiwi

Thanks Margaret for your marvelous exchange which my postal lady brought today. Just lovely as well as considerate items -

An exquisite lavender colored tassel. The workmanship is so very fine and beautifully done.

Two fabrics with Maori inspired designs. [Did you know I adore brown?]

And also a New Zealand spoon (I love using these for little jam dishes with scones), some fine embroidery scissors, some New Zealand chocolate and a Christmas ornament pattern.

It's really too bad that some folks don't feel inspired to keep participating in the Crazy Exchange. I think it is such fun. I hope that everyone keeps signing up for the special exchanges, at least.

Thanks Margaret. I love everything!

May 16, 2010

Thank you Margharet!

Thank you soooo much for the marvellous needlecase and the funny kiwi coaters! Here it is a picture of all the things that Margaret sent me.

Thank you again from Italy!

May 15, 2010

All the Way to Italy

This needlebook was a surprise exchange to Vania in Florence, Italy. I sent with it two NZ Kiwi coasters but somehow forgot to take a snapshot of those. Hopefully Vania will put up a photo. It is exciting to have such "international contact" - many thanks to all you wonderful ladies.

The needlebook is one I did in a class with an embroidery teacher in 2001 and it was great to stitch another. In linen with DMC perle thread it combines many different types of stitches and has two flannel pads for needles inside. Here's shots of front and back.