Thursday, January 7, 2010

Two More Generous Stitching Angels

Yes, I have been blessed by the generosity of two more stitching angels...

Three years ago, when I was venturing into the world of Blogging I was in need of assistance as I struggled to set up a blog. I am thankful that I met up with Vonna because with her help I managed to get myself up and running. She answered many of my “how to” questions and was always very patient as I stumbled. Fast forward three years and I am happy to say that I now know what I am doing (most of the time) but more importantly, I am still friends with this wonderful woman!

I recently received a package from this dear friend ~ Vonna bestowed this beautiful BBD Wool Appliqué Friendship Tree pillow upon me...



I love the design and the color selection matches perfectly with my flannel quilt. Thank you so much Vonna, your gift touched my heart! You will always remain a dear friend and I still hold out hope that someday we can be neighbors…I move a lot so there is hope. :D

Just days after Vonna's box arrived I received a package from another dear friend, CathyB. What a surprise to open it and find these beauties...

Yes, my mouth did drop open and does each time I pick these up…can you blame me? I do not know too many stitchers that do Hardanger work and I do not know any that do it as well as CathyB. I am thrilled and honored to receive the beautiful Fob and Doily.

I have a collection of small Limoges hinged boxes that I display in my coffee table, some have doily's under them and some do not. I knew immediately that this is where Cathy's Doily would go and I knew instantly that I wanted more so I have added "Hardanger work" to my 2010 "To Do List" ~ Wish me luck!

Here is a picture of the table display, I just love it! Thank you so much Cathy for the gorgeous gifts and for your gift of friendship. You made my heart sing and my display case look so much nicer! :)

I am participating in a quilting block exchange with a group of friends. Every other month we are to turn in a set of nine brown and pink block, the pattern is the same every month but the fabric selection is different. Here is a picture of the last set that I submitted...


We will each end up with 54 brown and pink blocks that I am hopeful will work up into a beautiful quilt top but we do not finish the exchange until September 2010 so it will be a while.

For the very first time I was able to meet a fellow blogger in person and it was really fun. I learned that Missy lives in a few short miles from me so we made arrangements to get together and stitch. I can't say that we got much stitching done but we certainly did do a lot of talking and I look forward to stitching/quilting with her again. Thanks for stopping by Missy!

I must end now so that I can do a bit a research on Hardanger. Thank you again to the two Stitching Angels Vonna and CathyB for the beautiful gifts!
Until next time...

11 comments:

Jan said...

Your stitching angels did themselves proud with such lovely heartfelt gifts! They are both wonderful bloggers and even sweeter people, you are blessed!

Carol said...

Hi Marie! Thanks so much for your nice comments on my blog! I'm always happy to "meet" new stitchers... You received some lovely gifts--I really think stitchers are some of the most generous people I've met!

Hope your new year is off to a great start :)

Catherine said...

Wow! What lovely gifts you were given. And, you had the most perfect spots for both of them!

Missy Ann said...

It was great to come over Marie! I only wish the blog world could see all the stitching in person. So much beautiful stitching.

Brigitte said...

You've received some really great gifts. Like you I'm always in awe when I see a beautiful hardanger piece. Enjoy your treasures.

Vonna said...

Well first off the bat, lucky Missy that she gets to have you as a stitching partner. I'm jealous...seriously :)
And I own one of Ms. Cathy's pretty Hardanger sets like you have and aren't they gorgeous? Pretty and pretty :)
You're the bestest bud any one could ever have, that wool applique is just a tiny thing to do for all the love and friendship you've given me. YOU are the best gift any girl could have - and I mean that from the bottom of my heart :)

Anne S said...

Your gifts received are truly beautiful - from two gorgeous and generous stitchers. I look forward to seeing your Hardanger progress this year, as this is hopefully on my list too :)

All the very best for 2010 - hope it's a year filled with wonders of all kinds for you and your family :)

Gabi said...

What great gifts. And I love your quilting. I'm a beginner at that and look to those things from the side line with admiration

Lennu said...

You've received beautiful gifts, they are both so gorgeous!

The quilting exchange sounds fun and your blocks are pretty. I admire your sewing skills and I am so lucky to own those beautiful things you made for me in exchanges. They remind me of you every day. Have a happy weekend!

Angela said...

What wonderful gifts you rec'd! I just love both of them :)

Michelle said...

Marie, What wonderful gifts and what wonderful friends.. You are most deserving!