Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Unexpected Surprise

When the mailed arrived this past Saturday there was a box that I thought probably contained one of the exchanges that I was in. Always excited about the prospect of a new hand stitched treasure, I set out to open it. Flipping the box over I noticed that the return address was from Leena, this peaked my interest. Upon opening the box, I surprised to discover this beautiful gift:

Friendship In All Seasons
Designer: The Trilogy
Stitched by: Leena



Leena stated in her note that she wanted to thank me for stitching for her during the year long Seasonal Stitcher’s Exchange. Leena, you certainly did not need to do that but let me say that I am thrilled to receive this. I have admired Leena’s work on her blog, secretly wishing that someday I might be the owner of a piece of her handwork. What a great day… my wish came true! This is such an appropriate design and so beautifully stitched on 40-count linen!

Leena your stitching is gorgeous I truly love this little box!!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for this treasured gift and for your friendship.

For those "Gadget Queens" out there I have selected another "Must Have Gadget" and will be posting a Gadget Give-A-Way in the near future so stay tuned....





Until next time...



14 comments:

KarenV said...

What a lovely gift!

Barbara said...

What a beautiful (and thoughtful!!) gift from Leena!

I switched from Photobucket to Flikr and found it to be an improvement (though it, too, has its drawbacks).

Vonna said...

That is a gorgeous box Marie and so wonderful that Leena thanked you in that way wasn't it?! I love it!

CraftyT said...

That is beautiful! Very sweet of her.

I do not use Photobucket it gives me trouble.
Natasha

Sharon said...

It's gorgeous Marie!

Lennu said...

Oh I'm so happy to hear that you like it, Marie :) It has been my joy and pleasure to get to know you this year and receive wonderful exchanges from you!!

Carol said...

Wow, that box is gorgeous!

monique said...

What a great surprise! As to photos, I have always just uploaded them directly into my blog... I'm not sure why the extra step of putting them in a photo hosting site would be necessary?

Heather said...

I love Leena! She's so wonderful :) She made you a beautiful box.

I use photobucket and don't seem to have problems with it really. Just keep directly uploading them if there is better quality...

Michele said...

wow, that is very pretty! I've always loved that design :) What a sweet thing for Leena to do :)

Gadget?? we love gadgets :)

Jenn said...

what a beautiful gift! Leena did an amazing job!

staci said...

Beautiful gift, congrats!!!

Kathy said...

A very nice gift you received.

I always upload my pictures from my computer. Usually if there is anything wrong with the photos, it is the photographer with the problem. LOL!!

Stephanie said...

What a gorgeous surprise from Leena - enjoy!