Thursday, March 24, 2011


Hopefully I am back in blog land to stay. I have tried to keep up with my blog list but sometimes it was just to hectic to do so. Now I am going to try harder and do better at this blogging business.

On my first post back I would like to share with you a Christmas gift I received from my friend Margaret in Spain. This package was mailed in the early part of December. As some packages do, this one took the long way around to get here. Margaret was very worried around Christmas when she had not heard from me. She was sure that the package was lost and was never to be seen again. I told her to have faith and believe that it would arrive soon. Well near the end of February the package arrived looking in great condition for being in the postal system for two months.

Inside looked pretty good too.

Then I ripped that pretty paper and bow off and found this treasure inside. OMGoodness a new stitching bag. I just love it. It is so big and Margaret added extra pockets to the inside. I take my bag to stitching every Tuesday. As you may know Spring has not arrived here in NY yet. I am still waiting for it. ( I did see a Robin this week. yea!!) We still have snow, ice and lots of dirt all over everything from sanding and salting the roads. Because of her fabric choice, putting my bag in and taking it out of the car several times still looks great.

Don't you just love it? I sure do.

In the two smaller packages I found these beautiful cross stitch ornaments. I hated to have to put them away until next Christmas. The fabric is so fine and the stitches are perfect. Everything that Margaret does is beautiful.

I treasure all my goodies from her.

Thank you again Margaret. I love all my goodies. I treasure our friendship more than anything.
I will be back soon with more gifts both given and received.
Hugs and Stitches,


Colleen said...

Such cute gifties! Definitely worth the wait. :o)

Darlene said...

Nice to 'see' you! Sweet gifts!

Stina said...

Hello Beautiful....:o)
Do you know what I have been thinking of lately??? Ohh.. Where is Pat.. I really do need to hear what you have been up to.. and so.. You are here...:O))) Happy to see a blogpost by you!!
And what a wonderful package to wait for.. You and I know about the waiting dont we..:O))
Love the things sent by Margaret!!!

Karen said...

Your friend has made some nice embroidery projects. Especially the Christmas ones.
And nice hearing from you.

Lorraine said...

Oh...I remember you Pat.....nice to see you back..and that parcel was worth waiting for - just wonderful!

Wendy said...

No wonder she was worried with all the work she did in the bag. Well worth the wait.

femme said...

Lovely things here. ...just beautiful.

Carrie P. said...

Welcome back.
Such a beautiful bag. She did a great job on it and the ornaments are so sweet. I think I would leave them out all year.