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.
Pat









15 comments:

Sheila said...

Pat - I saw these up close and personal when I visited Margaret recently(ish) - and I agree - they are fabulous! That bag is so clever. I know M has received something very special from you and I can´t wait to see it when I visit her in 2 weeks.

Kaaren said...

The gifts that you received from Margaret are simply wonderful, Pat. You can tell that each and every one was made with love and attention to detail. She is a true friend, indeed.

Quilt Hollow said...

Oh Pat...what a wonderful gift you have received...a true treasure of the friendship you have made with Margaret. She is a keeper!!

Karen said...

Well, if you look like the little stitchery, you are one cute person!

Connie W said...

Oh what lovely gifts!

Thimbleanna said...

Wow! What a lovely gift package. And very well deserved, I might add!

Stina said...

PAt...it is wonderful...everything I mean... love love the colours... sooo pretty... ANd the bag is just wonderful... think I have to ask her who made the pattern.. CAn you believe I am going around the house with a plastic bag... shame on me..LOL...
Enjoy all the wonderful things... Lucky you!! :o)

Solstitches said...

Hi Pat,
I had fun making these things for you and am so glad that you like them.
I look at my fabulous doll every day and feel so very lucky to have such a friend in you.
Hugs,
Margaret

julieQ said...

Your stitchery gifts are wonderful! Don't you just love mail like that?

天天夜夜 said...

聰明的人喜歡猜心 雖然每次都猜對了卻失去了自己的心 ..................................................

Carrie P. said...

Very pretty fabric for the bag. And the stitchery is so cute.

Screen Door said...

Just stopping by to let you know I was thinking of you....We're getting close to having a winter behind us. Hopefully I'll be stitching tonite.

hazel said...

Your bag is lovely Pat and Margaret is so thoughtful, I have been on the receiving end of one of her bags and recently a beautiful Noel ornament in red and know first hand her work is perfect. I wish I had known her when she lived in the UK.
I liked the doll you sent her so unique.
Thank you for sharing, Hazel (UK)

Chookyblue...... said...

great gift from Margaret.......this post has only just updated in bloglines but I saw it on Margaret's blog.........she does beautiful work.....enjoy your gift.......

Catherine de l'Atelier des dix doigts said...

I have seen the bag on Magaret's blog.
It is lovely.