Tuesday, January 19, 2010

More Christmas

I have more Christmas to show you. This package arrived a little after Christmas. I knew that it was going to be late. The wait was certainly worth it. The package was from Margaret in Spain. Margaret and I met shortly after I started blogging. I was having trouble with something(I forget now what) setting up my blog and she offered to help me. She talked me through the steps and I was able to complete the task at hand through e-mails. At the time I posted that she was my BFF (best friend forever). It was a popular saying from a television commercial at the time. Well Margaret has turned out to be a wonderful friend. I cherish our friendship. She is a lady of many talents. Everything that she does turns out absolutely beautiful including photography. So if you would like to see better pictures of my lovely gifts pop over and see Margaret. I am sure that her next post will include lovely pictures of the following gifts. See Margaret, It wasn't squished!
Here are my goodies.

A stitching bag, pincushion and a needle book. My favorite embellishments are buttons and ric rac. Just look at these buttons. I love them. I have put them all to good use already! Each side of the bag has a different design.

Here it is opened. All those pockets help me to keep organized. I love the fabric on the inside too. All sewing notions. The Fig Tree on the outside is one of my favorites. I really like the way that it closes. It is impossible for anything to fall out.

Here is the needle book. This little stitchery looks just like me...right down to my skinny little ankles!! She is soooo cute. Click on the picture to see the beautiful stitching.

Room for several needles.

Thank you so much Margaret. I am over the moon. I just love everything. Thank you for offering to help me way back when and being such a good friend. The biggest of hugs my friend.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Merry Christmas From Sweden

I received this lovely package from my friend Stina in Sweden just before Christmas. I have waited to post about it because Stina has been away spending the Holidays with her family. I wanted her to see how much I appreciated my wonderful gifts. First is a Swedish Goat or Ram. I was not familiar with this little guy so I had to Google him. As soon as I did I placed him under my Christmas Tree. He will be found there every year when my tree goes up.
If you look close you will see him on the wrapping paper.

Stina is such a sweetheart. She stitched this Snow Angel for me. I love the wings. She is beautiful. Thank you so much Stina. Stina wrote to tell me that in her haste to get the package mailed, before Christmas, she forgot to add the twig arms to the angel. I love her just as she is. I am not sure, but the Angel looks like a Country Stitches pattern to me. So cute.

What a clever girl that Stina is! She made this twisted wire angle with a wool heart. Isn't she cute? She looked lovely on my tree. She also made the wool strawberry scissor fob. Those little strawberries must have taken awhile to make. They are small and the french knots.... they look good enough to eat. Stina sent me this little note........ "The little scissor fob... is made with a childhood memory in mind... picking small strawberries...that we call "smultron" and dont taste like strawberries... we picked them ...putting them on a string of straw... and carried them home...an later sitting on the porch eating them sunwarm...yummy!!!" I will think of this story each time I use the fob and when I see the first little strawberries in summer.

Speaking of eating. She included a box of orange flavored chocolate. They are delish and I shared too!!

Thank you so much Stina. I love my Christmas from Sweden.