Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Unexpected Surprise


I received two very special birthday gifts from some truly special online stitching friends. The first arrived in my email inbox in the form of a gift certificate from Down Sunshine Lane given to me from my dear friend Vonna. Vonna was instrumental in helping me get my blog up and running many years ago and we have remained good friends. A huge thank you my friend, you have been a shining light in my life and I value our friendship more than you know. I will be sure to post a picture of my purchase from DSL.


The second “unexpected surprise” arrived on Monday from another special lady, and extremely talented stitcher, CathyB (yes, the same CathyB that surprised me with the heart ornament from the last post!). What a gorgeous pinkeep!!! Cathy and I share a passion for Mary Garry Designs and I must say I love this one. Cathy, I cannot thank you enough for this beautiful gift AND for the gift of your friendship; your thoughtfulness touched me deeply!

Gorgeous Birthday Surprise From CathyB


Thank you Cathy and Vonna for making my birthday extra special!

I have another M Design Word Tree Ornament to share with you: JOY. Boy, do I love these! I made this one for a friend in Texas, whose name happens to be Joy.


Have you visited Anita’s Little Stitches online shop lately? She just set up a new blog with a great tutorial for Floss Tags. Her instructions are excellent and she has included a number of pictures of her beautifully finished Floss Tags. Much like Anita, I like to mount my floss tag piece on cardboard but was struggling with how to get the eyelet through all of that bulk…I love what Anita does. Thanks Anita for sharing that on your new blog. You may also want to stop by her online shop; she has everything that you need for finishing those very popular floss rings! While there check out the Davo scissors: a good friend sent me a pair for Christmas and I love them! I did purchased the 4” Chanticleer (made in Italy) from Anita, these are wonderful as well.


Stay tuned as I shall be sharing some interesting news in the near future....
Thanks for visiting with me~
Until next time...

8 comments:

Anita said...

Happy birthday to you..:) Wow, great birthday gifts as well. Thank you for posting my tutorial blog and web site. Hope you have an awesome birthday.

Cathy B said...

So glad you like the pinkeep Marie! Have a wonderful week!

Vonna said...

What a gorgeous Pinkeep Cathy made for you :) SHE is a sweetie, just as you are! And those scissors are SWEET! I love those...I got a knockoff pair from Anita one time...well I don't know if they are meant to be "knock offs" but that is the reason I was drawn to them because they looked very similar to the Dovos :)

Cindy F. said...

Awesome birthday gifts from two dear ladies! Joy is gorgeous! as is the pinkeep from Cathy:)
I love Anita's sites too!

Katrina said...

Happy Birthday! I love the pinkeep, it's so cute.

Can't wait to hear your news :-).

Heidi said...

What wonderful pressies! happy belated birthday!

Sonda in OR said...

I've been away from your blog for too long and you've stitched so many beautiful things. I enjoyed looking at everyhing...Happy New Year and Happy Belated Birthday!

Connie B said...

happy bday, and enjoy your new stash!