Thursday, September 29, 2011


I recently received  some belated birthday gifts from a dear friend in Spain.  Margaret is a very thoughtful and giving person.  When the package arrived I ripped into it opened it very carefully.  This is what I found . A whole package of goodies. I read and reread the card.  I thought that it was Christmas instead of my birthday.


 First I found a project bag.    It was made from the same fabric that Margaret had used to make me an over sized tote bag.  You can see the tote here  just scroll down.

 Inside was another wrapped gift.  I have been lusting for one of these for a long time.

 I especially love this one as May is my birth month and I love Lilly Of The Valley.  This alone would have been a wonderful gift.

This is the backside. It matches beautifully.  The back is as pretty as the front.

 A little zippered notion bag to hold all my notions,  a pin cushion, needle book and scissor fob  were also in the package.  I just love everything and I love that they all match.

 The needle book opened, the backside.

This is the inside.
I love the little charm on the fob.  It was very hard to get a good picture of it.  It says made with love.

The front side of the fob.

 Here is the pin cushion.  The stitchery goes all around.  Margaret's work, as you can see, is beautiful.  She takes such small stitches and they are so even.  I think that she measures them.

 The top.

I love my gifts Margaret.  Thank you so much.  I treasure our friendship more than you know.  When Margaret sent my tote bag it took months to get here.  Even after that,  she put all the work into all of these pieces and mailed it off again.  Thankfully, this time it took just about a week to arrive.   When my friends saw the tote bag they each wanted one for Christmas this year.  Now they want the accesories too.  Sorry girls, not this year!  If you would like to see more of Margaret' work you can check out her blog here.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope that you all have a great weekend.

Hugs and Stitches,



Catherine said...

Happy Belated Birthday!! What wonderful gifts! Treasures for always!

Kaaren said...

Yes...happy belated birthday, Pat!

Your gifts from Margaret are absolutely amazing. And you're right, the stitching is gorgeous. I just know that they will be treasured by you for many years to come.

Do you think that Margaret would like another blogging friend? *wink*

Karen said...

Your friend does beautiful cross stitch! What good birthday treasures.

Marie-P said...

Margaret certainly is a talented, generous friend, you are lucky!

Hanne said...

Hi Pat :-)
Long time no see in blogland....
Everything allright in your corner of the world ?