Tuesday, April 6, 2010

So Very SWEET!

I received a surprise package containing some very sweet See’s Chocolates from my very SWEET friend Paula C. She sent me a box of my favorite See’s Lemon Truffles (delicious) and she also sent me an extra special gift, a beautiful bookmark that she made. I do not know a thing about “tatting” but it certainly does not look like it would be an easy craft. Paula did a wonderful job~this is truly gorgeous. I cannot bring myself to use the bookmark; instead, I am displaying it in with my small Limoges boxes. She also included the cutest little fabric bag, take a look…

Thank you dear friend for your thoughtfulness, it certainly brought a smile to my face.

I participated in a Pin Pillow Exchange and received this beautiful piece stitched by Karen.

Pin Pillow Exchange
Designer: BBD
Design: Bluebird
Stitched by: Karen

I love this little pillow and I must say it is finished perfectly just look at how nicely stitched the edge is…

PERFECT in every way ~ Thank you so much Karen, I truly love my new Pin Pillow!

I stitched for Staci and decided on a Strawberry Pincushion design by Nicoletta Farrauto of Niky’s Creations…

Designer: Nicoletta Farrauto
Design: Primitive Strawberry
Gift of Stitching ~ February 2010
Stitched for: Staci

I must thank Cindy and Deb for awarding me with Blog Awards ~ what an honor, thank you both (so very SWEET).

The first award is from Cindy:

As a recipient of this award, I must share ten things about myself that others do not know:

1) Graduated from college in 1982 with a degree in Business Management.
2) Am on Maternity leave…have been for 22 years!
3) Adore and miss my two sons (but everyone knows this).
4) Will be married 25 years this May.
5) I am a fan of the artist P. Buckley Moss.
6) Love Lancaster, PA ~ maybe as much as I love Vermont.
7) I was named after a Nun: Sister Marie Bernadette
8) Growing up I spent my summers on Cape Cod.
9) Dislike the beach (see #8) but love the mountains (see #6).
10) I am left handed.

The second award is from my dear friend Deb:

I am suppose to pass these award on to 10 people but I have such an extensive list of fabulous blogs that I enjoy reading, as is evident in my side bar, that I can’t select just 10 so I will not. My hope is that you all post 10 things about yourself, it is fun to read and can be so enlightening.

Hopefully my next post will highlight all of the fun I had at my very first Stitching Retreat in San Antonio! No time to do that right now but I will leave you with a picture of Lily, who will be two next month...she is just so CUTE!

Click HERE for a really cute Freebie design from Niky's Creations blog.

Wishing you a wonderful week!

Until next time...


valerie said...

What lovely exchanges! I wonder how Karen gets her stitches so even for the edge...mine never looks like that! lol Love the strawberry you stitched up!

Interesting facts to learn about you... :)

Karen said...

I am so glad you like it Marie! I loved stitching this one and i think will be taking it on the cruise with me to stitch for myself. :) I also rusted the pins myself, so i now have a jar full of rusted pins and little jingle bells. :)
Valerie, I use the backstitch (whipstitch) method as in biscournus. very simple easy way to finish them and neat. :)
great exchanges you sent and rec'd!

Vonna said...

Wasn't that so sweet of Marie to send a lovely, lovely box of chocolates and a sweet tatted bookmark? LOVELY! I hear life is like a box of chocolates ;o)
And I love your pinpillow from Karen and your sweet strawberry for Staci!
You little sweetie is a dollbaby!

Deb said...

What great exchanges. The chocolate - ymmm. I love Sees chocolates and they're hard to come by around here except during the holidays they'll sell them in a Kiosk or I have to drive way out of my way to find any!

Julie said...

Lily is going to be TWO? Happy Birthday to Ms. Lily! Your strawberry is beautiful! Lovely gifts. Enjoy the retreat!

staci said...

Thank you again Marie for the gorgeous strawberry, I love it! (I hope you rec'd my email.)

You've received some very sweet goodies too :)

Julianne said...


Your little pin pillow from Karen is just lovely! That shade of blue is beautiful. Your little strawberry for Staci is just perfect. What a sweet gift.

Your little dog is sure a cutie!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Aren't surprisse packages the best? Especially ones with chcolate in them!!!

You receved and sent gorgeous pincushions!

Missy Ann said...

Lily is such a little darling.

Love that BBD pin pillow, the finishing is gorgeous.

Sherry said...

The pinpillow is lovely and I love the strawberry pin cushion. Tatting is always so delecate and beatutiful. Congratulations on the awards.

Catherine said...

What wonderful exchanges! If only my finishing would look half as good as that little pinkeep!

Enjoy your goodies and thanks for sharing your facts!

Heather said...

You've been on maternity leave for 22 years, haha! I am left handed too :)

So, there is no way your dog is 2 already, holy cow! Didn't you just get her??

Love the exchanges, and the strawberry. You all are so good at finishing, it's awesome.

Suzanne said...

Lovely exchanges! I love tatting, but from experience it is time consuming and difficult. I love the strawberry you made.

Jan said...

Beautiful pin pillow and strawberry pin cushion!! Just lovely, both of them! Enjoy the awards!

Brigitte said...

Oh Marie, such a great exchnage. I love both pieces, the pin pillow your stitched and the strawberry pin cushion. Both are so beautiful And so perfectly finished.

Carin said...

What a lovely exchanges. And thanks for letting us know about the freebie !

Susan said...

Both exchanges (sent & received) are gorgeous, Marie.

It was so nice to meet you at Jo's place yesterday! I'm adding your blog to my Google reader, so I can keep up with what you're stitching on!

Katrina said...

Love the exchanges, the BBD piece and the strawberry are both so pretty.

And Lily is adorable :-).

Michele said...

what fun exchanges! We love Sees Candies here too :)

Karen's stitches are always perfect when she's putting those things together .. if she wasn't a good friend of mine, I'd hate her! lol

What a sweet picture of Lily :)

enjoyed learning more about you too :)

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