Wednesday, June 24, 2009

OH SAY CAN YOU SEE…

This wonderful Patriotic Exchange that I received from Carol S. It certainly is a beauty, take a look…

FTT: Patriotic Exchange
Designer: San Man Originals
Stitched by: Carol S.

Opening her package was the highlight of my day! Carol’s does such gorgeous work I could not have been happier to see her name on the return address. She selected a very nice design by San Man Originals and finished it as a pinkeep; I love it! In addition, she sent me beautiful Gingher scissors, patriotic dishtowels, very pretty bookplates, and tasty mints.

Carol your generosity is amazing, I cannot thank you enough for all that you sent! You certainly made this an extra special exchange!

Dear sweet Vonna will be celebrating a birthday very soon so I decided to send this little gift off a bit early so that she could display it over the 4th of July (we know how she loves all things patriotic). When I saw this Annalee Patriotic Elf he was screaming Vonna’s name. I also knew that a Pinkeep would fit perfectly in his hands so I stitch this Birthday Pinkeep...


The Pinkeep is reversible with the other side looking like this:


I absolutely love how this turned out, cute huh?

When I saw this next design I knew immediately that I had to stitch it for my cousin. I call her my "direct link to God" and call upon her to "pray for me" with every "crisis" that I encounter. :) Now that I live far away from her I want to make sure that she constantly thinks of me (not sure that will happen but I am going to try). I am hoping each time she glances at this two things happen:

1) She thinks of me
AND
2) Smiles...Smiles BIG!

"When This You See Pray For Me"

There is another person in my life that is deserving of this same design and when I find the time, I am going to stitch it again! I seem to be doing quite a bit of that lately.

Only about a week left until my Blackbird Design give-a-way. If you are interested you need to leave a comment on my previous post before July 4th.

Tomorrow both boys will be leaving, can you hear me sobbing??? They are taking the long 1,677 mile "road trip" back to the northeast. I know that they are excited about their adventure but I'm not ~ they will be missed. I did have my son install a Web Cam on my computer so that I can video chat with them (can you say "helicopter Mom?"). Let’s hope that they answer when I “video ring” them!

"If you cross a state or county line when traveling in a land vehicle, make a wish three times out loud. This is one of the few times when custom allows you to speak your wish out loud" (from Wishing)

~Have a wonderful weekend~

Until next time...

15 comments:

Sherry said...

Oh I love the chart Pray for Me. How sweet!

staci said...

The gift you made Vonna with the elf to display is Wonderful and so creative!!!

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

You did beautiful work both for Vonna and your cousin, congrats on the finishes. CJ ok;-)

valerie said...

Great exchanges! Love the presentation for Vonna's Birthday and the two-sided pinkeep! The Annalee elf is just too cute...

Dani - tkdchick said...

Marie, you put together a fantastic birthday package for Vonna!

What a great exchange you got from Carola as well!

Siobhan said...

What amazing gifts!! You are so talented, Marie. I didn't think anything could out do Vonna's gift in wonderfulness, but the "pray for me" design is too cute, too. Who is the designer? Best of luck to your sons on their journey!

Jennifer said...

How lucky is that to have a friend to send such a cute gift???? Love it!

Jennifer D

http://www.feathersinthenest.blogspot.com/

Julie said...

Beautiful gifts given and received! I hope your sons have arrived safely back to their homes. I would love a road trip like theirs! Hope you're surviving the Texas heat!

Vonna said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE my little elf and her pinkeep declaring it my birthday :)
Your cousin will LOVE that cute stitchy goodness!
Hope your sons travel with Godspeed and safety :)
HUGS Marie!

Michele said...

I love the elf found for Vonna and the pinkeep is lovely! I adore Annalee stuff .. I have a of her reindeer lol :)

I hope your boys have a safe trip .. and yes I heard you sobbing ... I would have been right there with you. hugs!

Cindy F. said...

That is such a fun exchange from Carol!! So many goodies!!
And girl! What you did for Vonna's birthday is just too precious!! That pinkeep just finished him off perfectly:)
I love the adorable stitch you made for your cousin! Framed and in that perfect stand! Sweet!!
Praying for your boys to arrive safely to their destinations:)

Barb said...

Nice exchanges. Carol always does such nice work. I'm sure Vonna will love her birthday piece it was creative. The piece for your cousin is so pretty. Great job.

Michelle said...

Marie,

What a nice exchange to receive! The gift you made for Vonna is so perfect for her~very, very sweet.

I hope your boys have safe travels.

Michelle

Myra said...

Such beautiful exchanges! Have a Happy 4th!

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